Temple to ancient Roman cult resurrected beneath London

January 13, 2018

(CNN)In central London, seven meters underground, lies an ancient Roman temple to a mysterious god called Mithras. A light display in the recess of the temple depicts the cult statue of Mithras slaying a bull, an image that was the central icon of the cult. It is believed that soldiers and merchants gathered in these secret temples drinking, feasting and performing rituals that may have involved simulating death and rebirth,…

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Why Inflation Stays Low Even Though Unemployment Is Down

January 3, 2018

To long-time baseball fans, the Phillips Curve sounds like a tribute to A.W. Phillips, a New Zealand-born economist who in 1958 noticed that wage growth is strong when the jobless rate is low. (Yes, kind of obvious to the layman.) American economist Paul Samuelson later made a bolder restatement of the Phillips Curve, saying that overall inflation—not just wage growth—is higher when labor markets are tight. Except the Phillips Curve hasn’t…

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China Central Bank Official Says Bankruptcy May Benefit the Country

December 26, 2017

A Chinese central bank official said China should allow local governments to go bankrupt to help rein in regional authorities’ excessive borrowing. A case like the bankruptcy of Detroit would convince investors that the central government is really determined to dispel beliefs of an implicit guarantee for regional authorities, Xu Zhong, head of research bureau at the People’s Bank of China, wrote in an article in the China Business News Monday….

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Outrage Over Proposal to Let Employers Pool or Pocket Workers Tips

December 17, 2017

I scanned the latest 1,000 comments about the Labor Dept.’s proposed rule on tip-sharing, and the imbalance was startling. Nine hundred ninety-six of them did not like the idea. Here are some unedited excerpts, with names and hometowns of commenters where available. There were more than 5,300 comments in all as of Dec. 13. Forgive me for not looking at all of them. — Ronald Putman, Spring Hill, Fla. — Donna…

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Uber Eats couriers in Europe to be offered free accident and sickness insurance

December 16, 2017

Uber has announced it’s launching a free insurance package for independent couriers delivering food for its Uber Eats business in nine European markets. It says all couriers with an active account in the covered markets will be able to take up the product free of charge. The plan will be introduced from January 8, 2018, and will include personal accident insurance during a delivery trip; a cash benefit for severe sickness…

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The U.S. Economy Is Finally Living Up to Lowered Expectations

December 9, 2017

People are cheering that the U.S. economy is finally back to operating at its full potential, eight years after the global financial crisis ended. “U.S. Economy Reaches Its Potential Output for First Time in Decade,” the headlined its Congressional Budget Office, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis This chart makes the point. The red line represents gross domestic product. It just managed to cross the blue line, which is the Congressional Budget Office’s…

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Trumps Latest Pick for the Fed Is No Fan of Paper Money

December 8, 2017

Economist Marvin Goodfriend doesn’t like the green paper rectangles in your wallet, which are formally known as “Federal Reserve notes.” His opinion matters, because President Trump has nominated him to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. If confirmed by the Senate to a 14-year term, Goodfriend may take the opportunity to pursue his academic interest in abolishing—or at least demoting—paper money. Goodfriend’s dislike for cash could become an issue in…

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Facebooks Algorithm Hijacked This $8 Billion Company to Sell Cat Blindfolds

December 7, 2017

Over the past few months, Wish ads have dominated Facebook by hawking bizarre items like hamster leashes, giant human-sized balls of yarn, toenail extenders, mysterious car goo, and a myriad of other strange things for extremely low prices. Thousands of these ads are displayed daily, not only on Facebook itself, but in a plethora of other apps that pull in Facebook ad inventory. Wish ads are so unusual that theyve…

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AT&T, U.S. Prepare to Battle in Court Over Time Warner Merger

November 25, 2017

A defiant Randall Stephenson told antitrust enforcers that Time Warner Inc. The lawsuit “stretches the very idea of antitrust law beyond the breaking point,” Stephenson, AT&T’s chief executive officer, said at a briefing Monday. He left the door open for negotiations to find a way for the deal to pass federal muster — but reiterated that he wouldn’t sell CNN to appease Washington, whether the deal was influenced by President Donald…

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An Arrest in France Freaks Out the Kremlin Kleptocracy

November 24, 2017

MOSCOWHe was one of Russias untouchables: the countrys 21st richest man, a senator in the upper chamber of parliament. He is part of the circle of businessmen known for their loyalty to President Vladimir Putin and the benefits theyve reaped as a result, a billionaire member of Putins United Russia party who has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in important state projects to curry favor. Such pocket oligarchs earn…

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Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in Europe with Molotov

November 22, 2017

Business news network Cheddar has been partnering with social media platforms and OTT services in the U.S. And Cheddar is now looking at international markets. The media company is partnering with French startup Molotov so that French viewers can watch Cheddar from all their devices. Cheddar first launched 18 months ago. Unlike many new media companies, the startup has been focusing on live video content. In other words, Cheddar is…

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Government Move to Block AT&T Merger Bodes Ill for BigTech

November 22, 2017

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday to block AT&T's planned $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, in a move that could signal tougher scrutiny for tech companies. The lawsuit breaks with the recent DOJ tradition of approving mergers between companies that don't directly compete, such as AT&T and Time Warner. The government followed that traditional thinking in allowing Comcast to acquire NBCUniversal in 2011. AT&T is the nation’s largest…

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Minecraft announces new aquatic update, opening up underwater worlds for you to explore

November 21, 2017

During the MineCon Earth 2017 livestream on Saturday, the game’s development team revealed a new slew of features coming to the iconic game, including massively expanded oceans complete with dolphins. The update is called, appropriately enough, “The Update Aquatic,” and it’s one of a few changes to the game teased by video game developer Mojang on Saturday. The update will also include new water physics, explorable underwater shipwrecks, oceanic terrain,…

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The internet is leaving cam girls vulnerable

November 18, 2017

On Chaturbate, performers have a high-level of autonomy. They don’t pay a cent and can broadcast from their bedroom or basement, whenever and wherever they choose. Payment comes in the form of virtual “tokens” viewers use to tip, each worth a nickel. Some models earn thousands of tokens per show, whereas others barely make enough to buy dinner. “They want to act like they care without being creepy,” Jessica explains….

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‘Teen Vogue’ is shutting down? Not so fast.

November 4, 2017

Image: Getty Images for Teen Vogue Pro-Trump trolls are rejoicing online over the fall of Teen Vogue, which emerged during the 2016 election as a platform for sharp, incisive writing about politics.  They were sent into a tizzy on Thursday morning by an article from Women’s Wear Daily that reported Teen Vogue will be ending its print publication. Along with that news, WWD reported that the magazine’s parent company, Condé…

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Halloween 2017: All The AH-Mazing Sexy Celebrity Costumes!

November 3, 2017

Marge Simpson never looked hotter! For Halloween this year, your favorite celebrities are going all out, and they’re not afraid to show off their (prosthetic) assets! From Colton Haynes — who dressed up as the beloved cartoon matriarch — to Vanessa Hudgens, A-list stars are more treat than trick this year (so far, at least). To see all of the sexy looks… CLICK HERE to view “Halloween 2017: All The…

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Kathy Griffin Calls Out Andy Cohen, Harvey Levin And Other Media Moguls In Tell-All Video! Watch!!

November 2, 2017

WHOA!!! The Life On The D List alum sat in front of the camera for more than 17 minutes to tell the story of how TMZ‘s Levin, Bravo‘s Cohen and others are connected and tied in directly to the Donald Trump administration in the White House. She also publicly shamed CNN‘s Jeff Zucker over her lost New Year’s Eve show gig alongside Anderson Cooper, and a few other major issues…

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MLB Catcher Who Knelt For National Anthem Arrested On Gun Charges In Arizona

November 2, 2017

This story just seems… bizarre. Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, because he allegedly pulled a gun on a food delivery woman on Saturday night in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Crazy, scary stuff — we’ll be back with updates if we learn what led up to this incident, or anything else of consequence. [Image via Getty Images.] Related Stories 9 Horror Movies…

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Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify about Russian meddling: 4 things to know

November 2, 2017

 may have taken center stage on Monday, but a separate and important probe will take place this week when social media giants testify before Congress about Russia’s attempts to sow discord among Americans through their platforms. Attorneys for , Twitter, and  will meet with several Senate and House committees on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss before the 2016 election. High-profile names like Facebook CEO and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will…

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9 Horror Movies VS The True Stories They’re Based On!

November 2, 2017

Have you noticed how many horror movies are “based on a true story”? That’s not a new phenomenon! Everything from The Exorcist to A Nightmare On Elm Street has some basis in terrifying real-life accounts. Sometimes the real story is a lot less scary — like the Annabelle doll from The Conjuring being just a generic Raggedy Ann — but sometimes the truth is even more horrifying… CLICK HERE to…

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Houston Astros Star Makes Ugly Racial Gesture About A Japanese Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher At The World Series Watch

November 1, 2017

This was NOT a good look. The World Series is exciting so far with some brilliant and exciting games between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros, but what happened last night in Houston is something Darvish, who is from Japan, was evidently the target of a motion Gurriel — who is from Cuba — did with his hands towards his eyes, laughing about it afterwards with teammates. Here’s the…

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Demanding a Bachelors Degree for a Middle-Skill Job Is Just Plain Dumb

October 29, 2017

Ever wonder why employers demand advanced credentials for jobs that don’t seem to require them? So did Joseph Fuller, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School. He co-led a study that found it’s “a substantive and widespread phenomenon that is making the U.S. labor market more inefficient.” To take one egregious example, two-thirds of job postings for production supervisors require a four-year college degree—even though only 1 in 6 people already…

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Billionaire Mathematician James Simons Flopped the First Time He Invested

October 29, 2017

James Simons is an investing legend. He founded a wildly successful hedge fund, Renaissance Technologies LLC, that employs Ph.D. mathematicians to detect subtle predictive patterns in market data. He’s accumulated a net worth of almost $16 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. In a talk on Oct. 26, Simons revealed that he hasn’t always been so smart about investing. He said he opened his first account, with Merrill Lynch…

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Desperate for a win, Trump set to woo GOP senators

October 26, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and Capitol Hill Republicans are giving it another whirl — because they’ve got no other choice. The atmosphere will be especially charged because a number of Trump’s hosts fear a 2018 primary challenge from populist, nationalist candidates in his own image, being recruited by his erstwhile political guru Stephen Bannon. Others, like Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, have questioned Trump’s fitness to serve as commander in chief….

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Tillerson Calls on Europe to Back Latest Sanctions on Iran

October 24, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on European governments to join a U.S.-led sanctions regime against Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, saying that countries doing business with the Islamic Republic’s force do so at their own risk. The Revolutionary Guards “foment instability in the region and create destruction in the region,” Tillerson told reporters in Riyadh on Sunday after talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia and other top officials. European…

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How to Create Unlimited Highly Ranking WordPress Blogs 100% Automated and rank first page on Google

October 17, 2017

The only thing better than a “First Page” Listing in Google is taking over the “Entire” First Page. How to Create Unlimited WordPress Highly SEO Optimized Blogs that Rank’s Nr 1 from Aaron M Spelling – AllSuperInfo Well not all front page from just one project, but from one simple project, because of the way Pete has designed the SEO Optimization in these WordPress blogs, with their already highly seo…

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