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Source: Common Domain

CMO Today: Scientology Targets A&E Advertisers; Amazon’s Athletic Wear Push; Why Columbus Is a Retail Test Bed

Today 03:22 GMT

As CMO Today’s Alexandra Bruell reports, Scientologists are writing to advertisers—including Anheuser-Busch, Chrysler and Geico—demanding they boycott the A&E show “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”

News of Amazon’s activewear push sent shares of Lululemon, Under Armour and Nike down on Friday (although Nike’s shares recovered before the close). As Bloomberg reports, Amazon is working with some of the biggest athletic-apparel suppliers as it barges its way into private-label sportswear.

Source: Washington Post

Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson to go on six-month sabbatical

Today 00:41 GMT

Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson will take a six-month sabbatical, the school announced on Monday, amid intensifying speculation surrounding the administrator’s job security.

Maryland Executive Athletic Director Damon Evans will oversee the day-to-day operations of the athletic department while Anderson is on sabbatical. The school’s announcement comes about 48 hours after several media reports said Anderson had been fired already, which the school denied in a brief statement.

Source: CBS News

1 in 9 American men are infected with oral HPV

Today 00:41 GMT

Eleven million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new study reports.

"The prevalence of oral HPV is much lower than genital HPV, and we don't understand that," said Patti Gravitt, a professor in the department of global health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. It's also not clear why men have more oral HPV than women, she said.

Source: Common Domain

How Trump’s election and Weinstein’s fall signal warp speed on taking sexual harassment seriously

Today 04:14 GMT

Judd Apatow on Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment and how to stop abusive men in power. With news of Harvey Weinstein's film academy expulsion, Twitter wonders, 'Who's next?'

Compared to the last half-century of isolated, “he said / she said (he ultimately wins)” cases, it feels as if we’ve hit warp speed over the past 18 months, where giants in their respective fields are succumbing to allegations of sexual harassment behavior that used to be business as usual: Consider the resignations of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, Fox host Bill O’Reilly, Sony’s Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid and last week’s swift suspension of Amazon Studios chief Roy Price.

Source: Common Domain

Health Troubles Put Pressure on GOP’s Slim Vote Margins

Today 00:41 GMT

Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran’s absence from Washington this week highlighted the hurdles Senate Republican leaders face with a razor-thin majority and a group of older lawmakers with recurring health concerns.

The slim margin has magnified the importance of losing even one reliable GOP vote, such as Mr. Cochran, who rarely breaks with Republican leaders. On this week’s budget vote, a necessary first step to passing a tax rewrite with a simple majority, Senate GOP leaders were already bracing for the opposition of Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), who has frequently voted against GOP budgets and criticized the tax framework released last month as not doing enough to help the middle class.

Source: Global News

Sears extended warranty: What Canadians should know

Today 00:41 GMT

Customers trying to call Sears Canada to inquire about a refund for extended warranty plans are being put on hold and not receiving answers even when they finally get hold of an operator, according to several reports received by Global News.

READ MORE: Sears Canada won’t honour warranties after Oct. 18; liquidation to start Oct. 19. Sears Canada, which received court approval last week to liquidate its remaining 131 stores, announced on Monday that it won’t honour several of its extended warranty plans beyond Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Source: DW

US says Venezuela vote 'neither free nor fair'

Today 00:41 GMT

The vote was the first involving the MUD since 2015 when the opposition coalition won a majority of seats in the country's parliament, the National Assembly.

Venezuela has been in a four-year political and economic crisis that has left millions facing shortages of basic goods, such as food and medicine. Maduro however created an all-powerful constituent assembly in June that has been staffed with government loyalists and is tasked with rewriting the constitution.

Source: The Guradian

Meet the new class traitors who are coming out as rich

Today 01:32 GMT

“I believe today’s tax proposals will cut taxes on very rich people, and that’s why I posted some of my tax returns online,” says Schoenberg, perhaps referring to Donald Trump’s recent call to repeal the estate tax altogether, as well as Republican plans to cut the corporate tax rate. “Look, if you are uncomfortable about where society is and want to make a difference, this is one way you can.”

Now wealthy progressives are opening up about a system that is skewed in their favor. • Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is our new column about class.

Source: NBC News

Students walk out after teacher tells students: speak 'American'

Today 00:41 GMT

Students staged a walkout on Monday after a cellphone video appeared to show a New Jersey high school English teacher reprimanding three students for speaking Spanish and telling them to speak "American." "They're not fighting for your right to speak Spanish," the teacher says about U.S. soldiers in a video that was originally posted on Snapchat and obtained by NBC News.

One of those students was junior Vianery Cabrera, 16, who has attended Cliffside Park High School since she came to the United States from the Dominican Republic three years ago.

Source: Washington Post

Prosecutors to pursue death penalty against man accused of killing Nabra Hassanen

Today 00:41 GMT

Fairfax County prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against the man accused in the high-profile killing of a 17-year-old Muslim girl, who was abducted as she walked to her mosque over the summer, authorities said.

Prince William County prosecutors are pursuing a capital murder case against Ronald W. Hamilton, a Pentagon information ­technology specialist accused in 2016 of fatally shooting his wife during a domestic incident at their Woodbridge home and then killing a responding rookie police officer.

Source: BBC

Huawei smartphone AI knows cats from dogs

Monday 14:33 GMT

The Chinese company says the artificial intelligence-based technology can even distinguish between cats and dogs in a split-second, allowing it to automatically tweak how their fur and eyes appear.

Huawei is currently the world's third best-selling smartphone maker, according to research company IDC, with a market share of 11.3% in the April-to-June quarter. The Shenzhen-based company has previously said it aims to overtake its US rival before the end of 2019, and then eventually leapfrog the market leader, Samsung.

Source: Common Domain

2-year Treasury yield posts biggest single-day jump in five weeks

Today 00:41 GMT

The 2-year note yield TMUBMUSD02Y, +2.73% sensitive to shifting expectations for monetary policy, added 5 basis points to 1.542%, marking the biggest one-day gain since Sep.

The dollar DXY, +0.14% rose after Trump repeated his expectation to pass tax reform by the end of this year, pushing the euro EURUSD, -0.0085% lower and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.37% S&P 500 index SPX, +0.18%  and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.28%  all ended at all-time highs on Monday.

Source: Common Domain

How the ‘scariest chart in financial markets’ ignores this economic law

Today 00:41 GMT

Investors who see quantitative easing as an evil that has permanently distorted financial markets have passed around the statistic that European junk bonds now offer a lower yield than a 10-year Treasury note.

Kevin Matthews, head of global high yield for Aviva Investors, said all of his firm’s cross-border bond purchases were accompanied with such derivatives.

Source: Common Domain

Ulta Beauty: We Still Love You...Promise

Today 00:41 GMT

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Amazon fears are partly why Ulta has lost a third of its value since mid-June, but Fassler thinks that investors are too quick to put the company in Amazon’s path of disruption. “We do not believe... Amazon yet offers a compelling alternative to the consumer, or that key prestige brand additions to Amazon are imminent,” he writes.

Source: CBS News

The opioid epidemic as seen in 6 charts

Today 00:41 GMT

Until effective treatment for opioid addiction is easier to access than opioid painkillers, heroin or fentanyl, opioid overdose deaths are likely to remain at record high levels.

As a former public health official, clinician and researcher, I've been engaged in efforts to control the opioid addiction epidemic for the past 15 years. Drug overdose deaths, once rare, are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., surpassing peak annual deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents, guns and HIV infection.

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: New York Times

Forest, Forest Everywhere. But Not an Acre to Touch.

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: BBC

Do our tongues have different ‘taste zones’?

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: CBS News

Man treads water, drifts for 17 hours after kayak sinks

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: The Week

The stark beauty of Chile's Atacama Desert

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Wednesday 13:37 GMT
Source: NBC News

Riding the waves is a way of life for Africans

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: CBS News

Portugal and Galicia in Spain see wildfire deaths mount

Today 04:17 GMT
Source: DW

Deadly fires rage in Portugal, Spain, ex-Hurricane Ophelia fans flames

Today 04:17 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Crews make gains in California Wine Country wildfires: ‘We’ve turned a corner’

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: Reuters

Firefighters gaining edge in California wildfires that have killed at least 40

Today 04:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Despite clear risks, Santa Rosa neighborhood that burned down was exempt from fire regulations

Monday 16:24 GMT
Source: The Guradian

At least 30 killed as Ophelia winds fan wildfires in Portugal and Spain

Today 04:17 GMT
Source: DW

Venezuela regional elections: Maduro's party takes most states

Monday 21:55 GMT

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