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Source: Common Domain

UPS, Teamsters Reach Handshake Deal on New Contract

Today 13:37 GMT

Teamsters negotiators said they have tentatively agreed to a new five-year contract with United Parcel Service Inc., a deal that promises to raise wages for existing workers but creates a new class of lower-paid drivers to handle weekend deliveries.

“I am confident that once the membership has reviewed and understood the changes, they will see that this agreement is among the very best ever negotiated for UPS members,” Denis Taylor, co-chairman of the Teamsters UPS national negotiating committee, said in a statement.

Source: Common Domain

I paid off my wife’s student loans — then she filed for divorce after two years of marriage

Today 19:10 GMT

Before I married my wife two years ago, she had huge amounts of debt to her name, including large amounts of student loans.

If your wife was planning to wipe out some debts with your help before she filed for divorce two years after your marriage, that was the one to wipe out first. The good news: Texas is a community property state so, where you have not co-mingled your assets, you take out of the marriage what you brought into it.

Source: Fox News

Candace Cameron Bure shares throwback photos with husband for 22nd wedding anniversary

Today 19:10 GMT

On Friday, Cameron Bure took to Instagram to celebrate her 22nd wedding anniversary and shared a sweet message with her husband, Valeri Bure.

Our second in-person date 1994, our wedding day 1996 and a few years later ??. -Happy 22nd Anniversary my love ?????????????? -There really is something special about growing old together. I love you even more today than I did on our wedding day simply because I KNOW you, 24 years in the making.”

Source: The Week

Beware fund fees

Today 19:09 GMT

Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:. Research your fund's fees Individual investors are wasting up to $7 billion a year on "expensive index funds that are no better than cheaper funds — without even realizing it," said Gail MarksJarvis at Reuters.

A study by investment research firm Morningstar found that investors tend to blindly diversify when selecting investment funds — and pay little attention to fees.

Source: Washington Post

Date Lab:?Can a U2 fan fall for a Justin Timberlake buff?

Today 19:09 GMT

He may have the music taste of a tween circa 2000, but he indulges it with the nostalgia-tinged obsession of a classic-rock fan who collects rare B-sides.

They talked about movies (Austin loves horror, while Lars prefers superheroes) and their mutual love of entertaining (Austin, who is from Richmond, recently threw a Kentucky Derby party; Lars, a native of Boulder, Colo., is his friends’ designated Super Bowl host).

Source: BBC

US court backs states over web sales tax

Today 03:23 GMT

The firm already collects sales tax on the goods it sells directly, but it does not always do so for products sold by independent merchants using its platform.

Shops and retail chains have argued for years that existing sales tax rules encourage customers to do their shopping online, where they can avoid paying that tax. The National Retail Federation, a trade association, cheered Thursday's ruling, saying it would help to create a "fair and level playing field where all retailers compete under the same sales tax rules whether they sell merchandise online, in-store or both".

Source: CBS News

Supreme Court decides police generally need a warrant to track cell phones

Today 14:33 GMT

The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones.

In 2014, the court held unanimously that police must generally get a warrant to search the cellphones of people they arrest. The Supreme Court in recent years has acknowledged technology's effects on privacy.

Source: NBC News

China blocks John Oliver-related content on social media

Today 13:37 GMT

A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of “Last Week Tonight” and its HBO host John Oliver after he mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, his apparent sensitivity about being compared to Winnie the Pooh and his country’s crackdown on human rights. Attempts to send posts with either the terms “John Oliver” or “Last Week Tonight” on the Sina Weibo microblog Friday were met with failure messages saying “the content contains information that violates relevant laws and regulations.”

Source: New York Times

Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

Today 07:01 GMT

At its outdoor parks concerts last week, the New York Philharmonic performed works by two 11-year-old girls, Camryn Cowan and Jordan Millar — newcomers to the world of composing.

Both girls speak with clarity and command; there was no kids-say-the-darndest-things cuteness as they navigated topics like inspiration, writer’s block and gender disparity in classical music. Ms. Millar’s “Boogie Down Uptown” conjures stepping out of the subway onto the streets of Harlem for the first time, with musical textures inspired by the shadowy movement of Aaron Douglas paintings.

Source: NBC News

Shop now, pay later! Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters now offer layaway

Today 09:59 GMT

The two trendy retailers just released a new online layaway system that might make it a little easier to nab that adorable (but pricey) dress you’ve been eyeing for weeks.

Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters aren't the only retailers starting to offer their customers expanded payment methods and novel shopping experiences. In April, Amazon Prime launched Prime Wardrobe, a shopping service that lets customers try clothes on at home before buying them.

Source: New York Times

Coming Out to My Parents in China by Video

Today 13:37 GMT

Rights in China have come a long way in the past few years, largely thanks to social activism, estimates show that only 5 percent of China’s gay community is fully out.

Still, she felt she could not be truly close with her parents if they did not know and, after making her video, called them on FaceTime from New York. To behold their expressions as they follow her graceful cadences while she calmly revealed her greatest secret is to feel an emotional hush at the intimacy glimpsed in this pivotal family moment.

Source: Common Domain

What Happens When You Reach a Million Instagram Followers

Today 19:10 GMT

While Instagram, owned by Facebook Inc., declined to say how many accounts have 1 million or more followers, the number is a benchmark that can change a new band’s trajectory, encourage household-name status and provide an entree into the world of branded partnerships, fashion and product marketing and more.

Once they reach 1 million followers, Ms. Karwowski said, the payments rise considerably, up to $15,000 per post and sometimes equity in the company.

Source: Washington Post

British royal family will make history this summer with its first-ever same-sex wedding

Today 19:09 GMT

Less than a month later, the royal family announced plans for yet another historic union: Lord Ivar Mountbatten will marry James Coyle, his partner of two years, in the monarchy’s first-ever same-sex wedding later this summer.

While Mountbatten will go down in history books as the first royal to marry a member of the same sex, news of his marriage isn’t raising eyebrows in Britain.

Source: Reuters

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

Today 19:10 GMT

China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence.

China must “uphold the protection of the country’s sovereignty, security and development interests, proactively participate in and show the way in reform of the global governance system, creating an even better web of global partnership relationships”, Xi said in comments reported at the end of a two-day high-level Communist Party meeting.

Source: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Today 13:37 GMT

A teenager in Florida is the first person known to be infected with a virus called Keystone virus, which is spread by mosquitoes.

Doctors initially thought the teen might have an infection caused by the Zika virus — after all, his visit occurred in the midst of the Zika epidemic in Florida — but tests for that virus came back negative. But unexpectedly, researchers from the University of Florida (UF) found the Keystone virus in samples from the patient.

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
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Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
Source: Fox News

4 common mistakes in retirement planning

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: CBS News

China blocks talk of John Oliver for taunting leader Xi Jinping

Friday 11:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: Reuters

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: Washington Post

British royal family will make history this summer with its first-ever same-sex wedding

Today 19:09 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What Happens When You Reach a Million Instagram Followers

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: New York Times

Coming Out to My Parents in China by Video

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: NBC News

Shop now, pay later! Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters now offer layaway

Today 09:59 GMT
Source: New York Times

Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

Today 07:01 GMT

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