Science Advances One Funeral at a Time. The Latest Nobel Proves It

October 17, 2017

The German physicist Max Planck said that science advances one funeral at a time. Or more friendly rival; they even play tennis together. “In the long run,” Azoulay said, “the best ideas probably win. But in the short run, lots of funky things can happen. Thaler’s career is an embodiment of the beginning and the end of that process.” Peter Coy Bloomberg Businessweek Columnist @petercoy Peter Coy is the economics editor…

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Dr. Doom, at Age 89, Has Ideas About How to Pick the Next Federal Reserve Chief

October 16, 2017

There aren’t many people still working on Wall Street who can blithely say “Bill” when speaking of long-ago Federal Reserve Chairman William McChesney Martin. Henry Kaufman, now 89, is one of them. The Wall Street economist once known as Dr. Doom for his bearish pronouncements on interest rates cited Martin in an Oct. 5 talk that was full of pointed observations about Fed chiefs past, present, and future. Kaufman, who…

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Facebook partners with ZipRecruiter and more aggregators as it ramps up in jobs

October 2, 2017

Facebook has made no secret of its wish to do more in the online recruitment market — encroaching on territory today dominated by LinkedIn, the leader in tapping social networking graphs to boost job-hunting. Today, Facebook is taking the next step in that process. Facebook will now integrate with ZipRecruiter — an aggregator that allows those looking to fill jobs to post ads to many traditional job boards, as well as…

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How to Make Sure Global Companies Pay Their Taxes

October 1, 2017

We all know by now that big multinational corporations, from Apple Inc., to Pfizer Inc., to IKEA of Sweden AB, minimize their tax bills by exploiting differences in tax rates and rules between different countries. Outrage is running high, especially in Europe, where there’s strong pressure on politicians to extract more taxes from big companies, especially the U.S. tech giants.  There’s a clean and fair solution in plain sight. It’s not…

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Dyson to make electric cars from 2020

September 29, 2017

Important points that are undecided or secret include the firm’s expected annual production total, the cost of the car, or its range or top speed. Sir James said about £1bn would be spent on developing the car, with another £1bn on making the battery. Analysis: Richard Westcott, BBC transport correspondent It was a slightly unusual launch, but then, Sir James Dyson likes to be different. In a small room above…

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A study has been following ‘gifted’ kids for 45 years. Here’s what we’ve learned.

September 29, 2017

What can we learn from letting seventh graders take the SAT? In the 1960s, psychologist Julian Stanley realized that if you took the best-testing seventh graders from around the country and gave them standard college entry exams, those kids would score, on average, about as well as the typical college-bound high school senior. However, the seventh graders who scored as well or better than high schoolers, Stanley found, had off-the-charts…

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Trump’s Twitter silence about Puerto Rico’s devastation is deafening

September 29, 2017

It has been five days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico. Thirteen people have died. All of the island nation is without power and may remain so for up to six months. Around 70,000 people living in the Guajatacata River’s floodplain have been forced to evacuate their homes. According to Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez, the destruction will set the country back “nearly 20 to 30 years.” So, where is President Donald Trump? Puerto…

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Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push

September 29, 2017

Tesla Inc. on its home turf. The German automaker will build its fifth battery plant globally and create more than 600 jobs in the region, the company said Thursday in a statement. The Alabama factory will assemble electric sport utility vehicles, taking on Tesla’s Model X and making Stuttgart-based Daimler the first European company to assemble plug-in autos in the U.S. “We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary at our production facility in…

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Sportscaster Dale Hansen absolutely nails commentary on #TakeAKnee protests

September 28, 2017

Image: WFAA Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen is a fixture of the sports media scene, and his “Unplugged” segment on ABC affiliate WFAA has never shied away from the sometimes-insidious politics of the sports world.  On Monday, Hansen nailed it again, defending the #TakeAKnee protests that swept the NFL last weekend in a clip that’s quickly becoming required viewing on Twitter.  Most notably, he refuted the notion that a protest during…

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Where Each Member Of The Kardashian Family Would Be Today If Kim Never Made A Sex Tape

September 28, 2017

In case you live a full and fulfilling life and you don’t spend 3-4 hours a night scrolling through the black hole that is the Kardashian’s internet presence (Hi), then you might not have known that yesterday was the 10th anniversary of . That’s right, it’s been 10 years since this cesspool of a family graced our television screens and our hearts. 10 YEARS. I would say I’m both alarmed…

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Ban Kneeling Pro Athletes, Trump Repeats After Curry Slam

September 27, 2017

President Donald Trump, a one-time football team owner, is ratcheting up his rhetoric against professional sports and some of their stars — and at least one league and some athletes are giving it back to him. Hours after profanely criticizing NFL players who protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem, Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to disinvite National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry from a White House appearance…

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Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oreal Billionaire Heiress, Dies at 94

September 27, 2017

Liliane Bettencourt L’Oreal SA founder Eugene Schueller, owned about one-third of the company’s shares. During her lifetime, the Paris-based company grew from a small hair-dye supplier into the largest maker of beauty products with more than 30 brands including Lancome and Garnier sold in about 140 countries. In 2016 the company reported revenue of 25.8 billion euros ($27 billion). Bettencourt’s net worth was $42.5 billion, according to the Nestle SA’s 23…

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Dallas Cowboys, aka ‘America’s Team,’ kneels before the national anthem on Monday Night Football

September 26, 2017

The Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem played before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock The Dallas Cowboys are about as American as American football gets, and even they kneeled before their game Monday night against the Arizona Cardinals.  To be clear, “America’s Team” — along with its famous billionaire owner Jerry Jones — kneeled before the…

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The 5 Stupidest People On The Planet (Are All Donald Trump)

September 26, 2017

How many times are you allowed to say or do something stupid before you realize you yourself are stupid? Seven times? 24? Butts? Rush Limbaugh has been wrong about 270 things a day for 40 years, and he would be truly shocked to learn he’s stupid. We aren’t good at spotting our own intellectual limitations. We walk around thinking we’re brilliant, no matter how many times we get our head…

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Jared Kushner reportedly used a private email account for White House business

September 26, 2017

The report specifies that Kushner has not solely used his private account and that he has used his official government account for White House business, as well. Politico claims it’s reviewed two dozen emails sent from his personal account. This new story, however, is different. Politico is not reporting that Kushner is using a private RNC account but rather private email on his own private server. This is essentially exactly what…

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Its Your First Day On Wall Street

September 25, 2017

This feature requires JavaScript to function. Buy money. Do stocks. Learn about how stocks happen. Nice call. Should we hit the trading floor, then, or would you like to diversify your portfolio first? Or perhaps you’d like to learn a little about how stocks work? Diversify portfolio. Bet big! Shout! Go home. Yes! You’re doing it! You’re winning all of the money! Go do cocaine. Go home. Hahaha! This is…

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DeVos Scraps Obama Guidance on Investigating Campus Sexual Assault

September 25, 2017

Washington (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said that President Barack Obama's policy had been unfairly skewed against those accused of assault and had "weaponized" the Education Department to "work against schools and against students." The change is the…

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Google debuts Tez, a mobile payments app for India that uses Audio QR to transfer money

September 24, 2017

After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia. The Android and search giant has launched Tez, a free mobile wallet in India that will let users link up their phones to their bank accounts to pay for goods securely in physical stores and online, and for person-to-person money transfers with a new twist: Audio QR, which uses…

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Trump retweets GIF of him hitting Clinton with golf ball

September 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump retweeted an edited video Sunday morning that showed him swinging a golf club and appearing to hit his former presidential campaign rival Hillary Clinton with a golf ball. The White House did not respond to a request for comment Sunday about the President’s tweet and whether Kelly was aware of it. A spokesperson for Hillary Clinton declined to comment on the tweet. The Twitter user Trump retweeted,…

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Hillary Clinton just floated the possibility of contesting the 2016 election

(CNN)In interviews over the last week surrounding the release of her 2016 memoir “What Happened,” Hillary Clinton has been hugely critical of President Donald Trump. She’s suggested he is a misogynist and said repeatedly that she fears for the country with Trump in charge. Clinton: No. I would not. I would say — Gross: You’re not going to rule it out? Clinton: No, I wouldn’t rule it out. !!!! This…

September 24, 2017
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Trump lawyer spills on Russia probe while eating lunch next to a reporter

A lawyer brought in by President Donald Trump to assist with the sprawling Russia investigation was overheard airing his grievances about Donald McGahn, the White House counsel, at a popular Washington, D.C., steakhouse by a reporter. TimesMcGahn, as Cobb was overheard saying over a lunch, feels that handing over the documents would set a precedent for future presidential administrations. The newspaper reports that Cobb talked about one White House lawyer…

September 23, 2017
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Uber stripped of London licence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrivers and passengers react to news that Uber’s licence in London will be revoked Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a London private hire operator licence. It said it took the decision on the grounds of “public safety and…

September 23, 2017
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You Can Pay An Insane Amount Of Money To Get Into A Good Sorority If You’re Ugly & Boring

Ahhh… sorority rush. The one time of year where a bunch of fake af basic betches recruit a bunch of younger, newer fake af basic betches to pay to be their friend. The only problem is if you’re ugly or stupid or or poor or have the personality of a fucking brick wall, you’re pretty much SOL. Especially those first three because god knows all they really care about is…

September 23, 2017
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Toys R Us Plans Bankruptcy Filing Amid Debt Struggle

Amazon.com Inc. Filing for bankruptcy would allow Toys “R” Us to restructure $400 million in debt that comes due next year, potentially letting the chain rebuild as a leaner organization. The retailer has hired a claims agent, which typically helps with administering such a process, people with knowledge of the situation said last week. And its vendors have been curtailing shipments amid concern that Toys “R” Us might not be able…

September 22, 2017
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Russia Laundering Probe Puts Trump Tower Meeting in New Light

More than the White House was at stake when Donald Trump Jr. met at Trump Tower last UBS AG and TD Bank. Several banks produced records in response, according to court records filed by Prevezon’s lawyer. Representatives for Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and TD bank declined to comment. A UBS spokesman didn’t respond to a request for comment. Request to Russia The criminal investigation has focused on what prosecutors called an elaborate…

September 22, 2017
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