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BUSINESS

Trump Selects Powell for Fed Chairman, Replacing Yellen – Bloomberg »

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell to the top job at the U.S. central bank, three people familiar with the decision said. Trump, who has…

Nov 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Zuckerberg: Facebook will cut into profits to prevent abuse – CNNMoney »

The crisis over Russian-bought ads hasn’t slowed down Facebook yet, but it might. Facebook (FB, Tech30) said Wednesday that sales topped $10 billion in the third quarter, up nearly 50%…

Nov 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
ENTERTAINMENT

Patty Jenkins ‘extremely distressed’ by Brett Ratner sexual misconduct allegations – EW.com »

Patty Jenkins ‘extremely distressed’ by Brett Ratner sexual misconduct allegations – EW.com

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins said Wednesday that she is “extremely distressed” by allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against fellow…

Nov 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Bey Prepared: Beyoncé Joins Star-Studded Live-Action Remake of the Lion King – PEOPLE.com »

Hakuna matata Lion King fans, the star-studded cast of Disney’s live action remake has finally been revealed. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will voice Nala,…

Nov 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Sexual harassment: More stars facing accusations – BBC News »

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actors Dustin Hoffman (L) and Kevin Spacey (R) have been accused of sexual misconduct…

Nov 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber Fuel Reconciliation Rumors with a Bike Ride Days After Her Split from the Weeknd – PEOPLE.com »

Days after her split from The Weeknd, Selena Gomez was spotted Wednesday morning on a leisurely bike ride with her ex,…

Nov 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
TECHNOLOGY

Facebook profit soars, with no sign of impact from Russia scandal – Independent.ie »

“Video is exploding, and mobile video advertising is a big opportunity,” Sandberg said. More than 70pc of ad breaks up to 15 seconds long were viewed to completion, most with the sound on, she said. Facebook executives, though, declined to give details on the performance…

Nov 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Hands-on with the Razer Phone, a gaming phone with a 120Hz display and Dolby Atmos support – BGR »

Over the past several years, smartphones have become the most popular gaming devices on Earth. Not everyone uses their phone to play games, but everyone who owns a smartphone has access to tens of thousands of games at a moment’s notice, whether they’re on Android…

Nov 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

HTC U11 Plus announced: tiny bezels and huge battery improve on an already great phone – The Verge »

The HTC U11 has been one of the best flagship Android phones of 2017, and now it has been upgraded and enhanced as a new U11 Plus model, freshly announced by HTC today. What are the big differences? The display is the most obvious one,…

Nov 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Facebook Says It Will Cut Into Profits to Prevent Potential Security Abuses Like Russian-Bought Political Ads – KTLA »

The crisis over Russian-bought ads hasn’t slowed down Facebook yet, but it might. Facebook said Wednesday that sales topped $10 billion in the third quarter, up nearly 50% from the same quarter a year earlier, fueled by the continued strength of its advertising products. Its…

Nov 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
SCIENCE

Humans didn’t outsmart the Neanderthals. We just outlasted them. – Washington Post »

A reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton, right, and a modern human skeleton, left, on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York. (Frank Franklin II/Associated…

Nov 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Long-term spaceflight ‘squeezes’ the brain, study says – CNN »

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Long-term spaceflight ‘squeezes’ the brain, study says – CNN…

Nov 2 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Asia

Protocol for Trump in Asia means no insults, no surprises – Washington Post

WASHINGTON — When in Asia, make sure handshakes aren’t too long — or short. Don’t bobble names or titles. Stifle the critical tweets. Don’t question the food. These points of etiquette and protocol are part of…

Nov 2 2017 / Read More »
Mid-East

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf barely moves as weak growth prospects offset rising oil – Reuters

* Prospect of VAT, other austerity steps dampens mood * Saudi petrochemical sector stays sluggish * Alawaal Bank climbs after quarterly earnings rise * Qatar’s Woqod holds major technical support * Egypt Chemical Industries up for…

Nov 2 2017 / Read More »
Africa

Chinese mines in Africa provide better roads but not more jobs for locals – Quartz

One of the most common complaints about large often state-owned Chinese companies operating in Africa is that they bring in their own labor from China, hiring locals only for the lowest paid work. It’s a claim…

Nov 2 2017 / Read More »
WORLD Image: Osama bin Laden.

Newly Released Bin Laden Document Describes Iran, Al Qaeda Link – NBCNews.com

WASHINGTON — A document seized the night Navy SEALs killed Osama Bin Laden suggests that Al Qaeda and Iran had a relationship more complicated and intimate than previously known — one that included threats and kidnappings,…

Nov 2 2017 / Read More »
Europe

Europe shares mixed but FTSE rises after BOE rate hike; Credit Suisse up 5% – CNBC

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds…

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TRAVEL

Travel deals: Free ski lift tickets in Telluride and two-for-one safaris in Africa – Washington Post

This week’s best travel bargains around the globe. The Meridian Club, a private island resort on Pine Cay in Turks and Caicos, is discounting stays by 50 percent. Rooms at the property, which reopened on Wednesday…

Nov 2 2017 / Read More »
UK

UK hikes interest rates for first time in 10 years – CNNMoney

U.K. interest rates are doing something they haven’t done in a decade: Going up. The Bank of England hiked its key rate on Thursday from a record low of 0.25% to 0.5%, a shift that economists…

Nov 2 2017 / Read More »

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