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Source: BBC

Can hi-res music hit the right note?

Friday 06:06 GMT

However, the rocker has vowed to return to the world of hi-res music with Xstream, which he calls "the next generation of streaming".

Ever since the first CD was produced - 35 years ago this month - the music industry has been trying to sell fans new formats on the basis of better sound quality. The shiny silver discs were meant to banish the crackle and hiss of vinyl forever and were marketed as a boon for audiophiles.

Source: Global News

Study finds Atlantic Canadians spent extra $205M on gas due to price controls

Friday 11:47 GMT

As a result of the study’s findings, AIMS recommends that the four Atlantic provinces review their systems of gasoline price regulation with a view to abolish them.

The study has found that since 2006, Nova Scotians have paid $36 million due to province’s price regulations, while New Brunswickers have paid $15 million.

Source: New York Times

Jo Walker-Meador, 93, Dies; Raised Country Music’s Profile

Saturday 21:49 GMT

Jo Walker-Meador, who joined the Country Music Association when it was a tiny start-up in the late 1950s and, as its longtime executive director, transformed it into a powerhouse in the music industry, died on Tuesday in Nashville.

A year later, Mrs. Walker-Meador was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, whose building she had raised the money to construct.

Source: CBS News

How to get a refund when a product's price drops

Friday 09:00 GMT

Except for Citi cards, credit card price protection is secondary to this retailer benefit, so try to get the price difference from the retailer first before filing a claim with your credit card issuer.

Check your benefits guide or speak with a customer service representative for more details about your credit card's price protection.

Source: New York Times

‘I Love Winds’: David Lynch on the Sound of ‘Twin Peaks’

Friday 19:07 GMT

Over a quarter-century later, the show’s creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, have brought “Twin Peaks” back into a TV landscape where “cinematic” is the norm, not the exception. Yet Showtime’s “Twin Peaks: The Return” still stands out from the pack with images unlike any ever seen on the small screen.

Since the days of his early short films and his midnight classic “Eraserhead,” Mr. Lynch has pushed the boundaries of motion picture sound design, mixing mechanical clanks, distorted wails, whistling winds and pretty music into evocative soundscapes. With “Twin Peaks: The Return,” in which he is credited as the sound designer, he has reunited with the composer Angelo Badalamenti to create a memorably atmospheric soundtrack.

Source: Common Domain

The average American saves less than 5%, so how are you doing?

Sunday 10:50 GMT

Carrie Houchins-Witt, a certified financial planner in Coralville, Iowa, encourages her clients to save 10% to 15% of their disposable income, putting the money in different accounts set aside for emergencies, retirement and other needs.

If your personal saving rate is lower than what financial advisors recommend, that’s a sign you may not be doing as much as you should to prepare for retirement or unexpected expenses.

Source: CBS News

9/11 victim fund granted contracts worth millions to official's law firm

Sunday 17:15 GMT

Negotiations for contracts worth $3.6 million issued by the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) were tainted by an apparent conflict of interest, according to a new report released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG).

The audit revealed that then-deputy special master Deborah Greenspan, the fund's second in command, issued 18 non-competitive neutral service contracts for the 9/11 fund to two law firms that listed Greenspan as a partner.

Source: NBC News

'Do you recognize me' See the makeover that left these daughters shocked

Sunday 14:30 GMT

Our Ambush Makeover team of celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari and TODAY Style Squad member Jill Martin had a very tough choice.

Wilson, who watches TODAY every morning, wasn't expecting to get picked by our Ambush Makeover team, but she was excited for the opportunity. This Florida native had never colored her hair and hadn't touched a straightener in over two years, but that was all about to change.

Source: Common Domain

Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital Ahead of Rate Increases

Today 09:01 GMT

Finance chiefs in the U.S. are shrinking the time it takes to convert trillions tied up in their businesses into tangible cash, while some of their European counterparts struggle to do the same.

The 1,000 largest U.S. public companies reduced the number of days it took to convert working capital into cash received from customers to 35.7 days in 2016 from 37.1 a year earlier, according to a study by The Hackett Group Inc., HCKT 0.07% a consulting firm.

Source: NBC News

Do you have any of these bad contact lens habits?

Friday 19:07 GMT

The report is a follow-up to a 2015 survey that found millions of contact lens wearers had poor contact lens hygiene at least some of the time resulting in nearly a third of them having to go to the eye doctor as a result.

Most teenagers and young adults who wear contact lenses have at least one bad habit that raises their risk of a nasty eye infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Source: Washington Post

Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion

Today 09:01 GMT

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife Louise Linton boasted of flying on a government plane with her husband to Kentucky on Monday and then named the numerous fashion brands she wore on the trip in an unusual social media post that only became more bizarre minutes later.

When someone posted a comment on Linton's Instagram picture that criticized the way Linton touted the trip, the treasury secretary's wife swung back hard, mentioning the extreme wealth she and her husband control.

Source: Common Domain

Amazon says new accounting rule will change when it recognizes sales of its devices

Today 09:00 GMT

Amazon.com Inc. says a new revenue-recognition accounting rule that goes into effect for public companies in 2018 will impact the timing of when it will recognize sales of its own electronic devices as well as the gross amount of sales it claims.

The Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, Accounting Standards Update (ASU) called ASC 606 will impact a wide range of customer services across retailers and restaurant chains, including credit vouchers, loyalty programs and credit card rewards.

Source: Reuters

Booming thermal coal price on China demand cheers miners

Friday 09:00 GMT

Australian thermal coal prices for spot cargoes above $100 a tonne, lifted by reports of strikes and strong Chinese demand, are providing a boost in earnings and share prices for miners like Glencore and Whitehaven Coal.

"Imports of thermal coal into China have been higher than anticipated, and when combined with weather related constraints on supply from Indonesia and some production issues in Australia, have pushed up the price of seaborne thermal coal."

Source: Washington Post

D.C. teachers’ meeting turns tense after comment about ‘those’ Southeast children

Friday 07:01 GMT

A D.C. schools official who addressed a group of teachers gathered for professional development sparked outrage on Wednesday after making a comment about children in the poorest, predominantly black part of the city that many attendees perceived as derogatory.

The mood in the Alice Deal Middle School auditorium turned sour after a white presenter said the teaching style isn’t just for “those” children in Southeast Washington, according to three teachers in the room.

Source: Common Domain

Dennis Prager draws classical newbies, and a musicians' boycott, at Disney Hall concert

Friday 19:07 GMT

"This is something you haven't seen too often," Guido Lamell, music director of the Santa Monica Symphony, said Wednesday night during the encore for the orchestra's summer fundraiser, the ensemble's Walt Disney Concert Hall debut. Lamell grabbed a bow and musical saw from under the podium and then conservative radio show host Dennis Prager strapped on an accordion for "America the Beautiful."

Given some of Prager's inflammatory views and past statements about gays, liberals and others, more than a dozen musicians in the orchestra boycotted the concert, violinist Michael Chwe said.

Source: Washington Post

That brutal, bizarre Chicago murder case began with sex and suicide fantasies, prosecutors say

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump

Sunday 15:26 GMT
Source: New York Times

Stocks Drop as Attacks in Spain Push Investors to Safe Havens

Saturday 13:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks

Saturday 09:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Brooklyn's social housing microgrid rewrites relationships with utility companies

Thursday 09:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger gets day off after spraining ankle

Sunday 20:00 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Ed Gillespie’s latest Trump headache is happening in his own backyard

Friday 22:47 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Metro service suspended on Green Line between Branch Avenue and Naylor Road

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: NBC News

Ohio judge shot in apparent ambush-style attack outside courthouse

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

Shootings leave 9 dead, 54 wounded in violent Chicago weekend

Today 09:00 GMT
Source: Global News

Barcelona attack: Death toll rises to 15 as manhunt for attacker expands

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Global News

Finland seeks pre-trial detention for 5 suspects in fatal knife attack

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: Fox News

Gianforte ordered photographed, fingerprinted for assault of reporter

Today 09:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

60 Minutes investigates first ISIS-claimed attack in U.S. and what the FBI knew

Monday 22:46 GMT

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