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Source: Washington Post

Here are a few of George Washington’s ‘Rules of Civility.’ How many has Trump broken?

Today 20:04 GMT

Before George Washington was the father of his country, or commander of the Continental Army in the Revolution, or even a fledgling officer in the British Army in 1754, he was just a struggling adolescent doing his homework in a six-room farmhouse along the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg, Va.

Did you know that George Washington's "Rules of Civility," a series of maxims that covered many of the proper social graces of the time period, were derived from a list originally compiled by French #Jesuits in the 1590s?

Source: Global News

Fergie apologizes for her ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ performance at NBA All-Star Game

Today 15:28 GMT

Fergie has responded to the criticism she received for her performance of the U.S. national anthem at this year’s NBA All-Star Game, admitting she “tried her best.”

Fergie criticized for rendition of U.S. national anthem at NBA All-Star Game. Mariah Carey weighed in, when asked to give her advice on how Fergie should handle all the criticism stemming from the performance. The Black Eyed Peas singer’s slow, bluesy rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner on Sunday night wasn’t particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media before the 67th edition of the NBA’s annual showcase.

Source: Common Domain

How you can benefit from rising interest rates

Today 17:18 GMT

When that happens, the Federal Reserve usually elects to raise interest rates simply because people can afford it, and putting money back into interest rates helps maintain a good economy.

Public pensions are already invested there, so if you work for the government or have any kind of retirement account, you may already be benefiting from a solid stock market and rising interest rates. If you prefer to invest in low-risk ventures, a short-term CD will make you more money than a long-term one currently will.

Source: Fox News

New York Times slammed for 'sexy' yoga pants article saying women should wear sweats instead

Today 14:33 GMT

A New York Times opinion piece is being ridiculed for calling yoga pants “bad for women,” and suggesting that women over 30 should wear sweatpants instead. The article, published under the byline Honor Jones, claims that women “aren’t wearing [yoga pants] because they’re cooler or more comfortable” than sweatpants, but “because they’re sexy.”

2) Women writing op-eds about other women’s sartorial choices is bad for women 3) You can have my yoga pants when you pry them from my cold dead booty.”

Source: The Week

A brief history of credit cards

Today 20:04 GMT

Untethered from regulatory laws, credit card companies could charge interest rates that were high enough to enable them to turn a profit and inoculate them from risk, allowing access to credit to trickle down to middle- and working-class consumers, and to people with poor credit.

Instead of saving disposable income and applying it against their credit card balance, homeowners simply took out home equity loans to pay down credit card debt.

Source: Common Domain

Asia-Pacific Stocks Rise After Wall Street Snaps Winning Streak

Today 20:03 GMT

Asia-Pacific stock markets gained after a choppy start Wednesday, following the first down day on Wall Street in seven sessions.

Oil futures were down more than 0.5% and bitcoin prices continued to hovered around $11,000 after bouncing about 86% from this month’s lows, according to data from CoinDesk.

Source: Common Domain

Why Broadcom Should Walk Away

Today 15:28 GMT

QCOM -1.95% On the one hand, Broadcom more or less garnered the support of proxy advisory firms Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services in its effort to replace Qualcomm’s board.

Deriding the move as a “transfer of value” to NXP holders, Broadcom noted Tuesday morning that it is now “evaluating its options.” Broadcom has long warned that raising the price for NXP could be fatal to its offer for Qualcomm.

Source: Common Domain

Investor Sentiment Proves Robust as U.S. Yield Closes In on 3%

Today 10:52 GMT

Long-term U.S. bond yields have crept within reach of 3% for the first time in years, a sign that robust global economic data are overcoming longstanding investor fears about the staying power of the postcrisis recovery.

The half-percentage-point rise this year in the 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield, a barometer that influences borrowing costs for governments, consumers and corporations, contributed significantly to the 10% tumble in the Dow Jones Industrial Average earlier this month, many analysts say, by upending favorable valuations based on lower rates.

Source: Common Domain

The best use of corporate tax cuts is investing in apprenticeship programs

Today 09:56 GMT

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act aims to stimulate increased investment in the United States, thereby creating jobs and raising workers’ wages.

The best use of these tax savings is to improve skills, and apprenticeship programs are the most cost-effective way to do this. But it will take more than new plants and temporary bonuses to sustain long-term improvements in workers’ earnings.

Source: Global News

N.S. boy receives birthday surprise from garbage truck “heroes”

Today 20:03 GMT

A Nova Scotia boy with a fascination with garbage trucks has struck a deep friendship with a local REgroup sanitation crew.

Not only does the pair take the time to give fist bumps and high-fives, they’ve even let the youngster onto the truck and pretend to work the handles to compact garbage. Slowly, but surely, Hiro worked up the nerve to start chatting with his two “heroes” Dave Nickerson and his partner Rudy.

Source: Global News

Alberta mom who cheers on Canadian athletes from living room gets gift of a lifetime from Olympic medallist

Today 05:11 GMT

After being moved by the story of an Alberta woman who deprives herself of sleep in order to watch Canada’s Olympic athletes on TV and cheer them on through the night, a high-profile Olympic medallist is giving her quite a memento as an expression of gratitude.

Watch below: In August 2016, Jen Kish spoke to Global News about winning the bronze and inspiring other young athletes to follow their dreams.

Source: Common Domain

Roku earnings: Will results justify soaring valuation?

Today 20:03 GMT

Roku Inc. stock has been on a rampage since its September trading debut, leaving analysts wondering how much potential upside remains ahead of its earnings call Wednesday.

Valued at $14 by bankers about six months ago, Roku ROKU, +6.34%  shares now trade higher than $50, marking a near-fourfold gain for a company that has never turned a full-year profit and has only one profitable quarter on record.

Source: Common Domain

HSBC Misses Profit Target as Bad Loan Charges Weigh on Results

Today 10:52 GMT

HSBC Holdings HSBC -3.33% PLC’s full-year profit missed analysts’ expectations after the bank was hit by the high-profile collapses of two borrowers in the U.K. and South Africa.

Debt related to South African retailer Steinhoff International Holdings NV and U.K. services and construction company Carillion PLC helped push the bank’s bad loan charges to $1.77 billion for the year, more than expected.

Source: Washington Post

Ice dancing is sensual. The Shibutanis try to portray passion of a different kind.

Today 08:06 GMT

“We started watching these old family videos we have of us when we were little kids, off the ice, just dancing together,” her older brother said, before trailing off into tears.

In those moments of close physical proximity and high emotional intensity, is something just … off?. “With ice dance, it’s just generally grouped into ‘oh, it’s romantic. Aren’t they limited from the steamier showings of those who tend to climb the podium?

Source: CBS News

North Koreans backed out of meeting with Pence at Olympics, administration says

Today 20:03 GMT

North Korean officials "walked away from a meeting" with Vice President Mike Pence at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, according to the vice president's chief of staff.

Ayers suggested the North Koreans backed out because of the administration's determination to "stand in the way of Kim's desire to whitewash their murderous regime with nice photo ops at the Olympics." "Perhaps that's why they walked away from a meeting or perhaps they were never sincere about sitting down," Ayers said.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte