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Source: NBC News

Puerto Rico suspends $133M contract given to firm of Trump's failed FEMA nominee

Friday 14:33 GMT

Puerto Rico has suspended a $133 million contract for hurricane relief given to the firm of President Donald Trump’s former pick for a top FEMA position after an independent review board determined it was improperly awarded.

Daniel Craig, Adjusters' senior vice president, helped his firm with its bid for the contract, which was awarded by Puerto Rico's housing department in December. In September, Craig withdrew his nomination to become second-in-command at FEMA after NBC News reported he had been under federal investigation for ethics issues involving lucrative FEMA contracts awarded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Source: Common Domain

GoPro: How It Wants to Go Beyond Its Three-Price Lineup

Friday 05:11 GMT

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When, earlier this year, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman said his company was reorienting its products around the $199, $299 and $399 price points, it was perhaps reasonable to wonder whether it was pricing itself into a corner. In a Tuesday afternoon session at a Goldman Sachs technology conference, a transcript of which is available on FactSet, Woodman said that’s not the case.

Source: Huffington Post

Ex-Interior Chief Sally Jewell: I Didn't Even Know I Had A Special Flag

Tuesday 14:32 GMT

He succeeded in making flags larger, so that neither his secretarial flag nor the agency flag would be smaller than the United States flag that flies atop the department’s headquarters on C Street in Washington, D.C.

The comment was met with outrage, including from a trio of groups representing retired Interior employees, who called the remarks “disrespectful,” “divisive,” “ludicrous” and “deeply insulting.”

Source: Global News

This is why jealousy can actually be good for you — sometimes

Thursday 00:37 GMT

This will create an effective and constructive conversation that will help you identify what’s at the root of your feelings of jealousy, and how to work through them.

Experts say, those feelings of jealousy aren’t always bad.. “Jealousy generally has a negative connotation but emotions can be very helpful, informative and educational. It all depends on what you do with them and how you move forward,” says Dr. Katy Kamkar, a psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Source: Global News

Women entrepreneurs are ‘continuously and systemically underappreciated’: study

Thursday 19:07 GMT

“We know that women entrepreneurs are developing innovative approaches to business and actively contributing to growing the Canadian economy,” said Clare Beckton, co-author and executive in residence at Carleton University’s Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work. “In spite of their important contributions, this report identifies why they are continuously and systematically underappreciated, and what must be done to remedy this issue.”

Source: DW

As China takes 'center stage,' Europe stands at a crossroads

Friday 21:53 GMT

China "seems to be the rational actor that's fighting climate change, that is keeping markets open, that is continuing to praise the merits of globalization, which are undeniable," Jan Gaspers, head of the European China Policy Unit at the Berlin-based Mercator Institute for China Studies, told DW. "Of course, most of that is just rhetoric and they're not living up to what they're saying." For Europe, Beijing has tacitly started to fulfill a role that its traditional ally, the US, has seemingly cast aside under an "America First" doctrine.

Source: The Guradian

Facebook is coding a whole new class system

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

Facebook is coding a whole new class system and, well, you’re going to have to adjust your self-worth and position on the social ladder accordingly.

In 2013, working off the thesis that the traditional three-tiered class divisions of upper, middle and working class were out of date in the 21st century, the BBC teamed up with academics to create a contemporary class calculator. This new model classified people according to one of seven groups based on income and assets, social acquaintances and cultural activities.

Source: BBC

The mysterious painting that changed how we see colour

Friday 08:07 GMT

In 1918, the French avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp picked up his brush after a four-year hiatus from painting and created a mysterious work that changed forever the way artists use and understand colour.

As yet unassigned to an actual object, these ‘readymade’ swatches of colour are at once both physical and theoretical; they haver between the real world of things waiting to be painted and a realm of pure mind in which those things can still be any colour.

Source: BBC

What to look out for at London Fashion Week

Saturday 11:48 GMT

There are plenty of established designers and brands at London Fashion Week, but the industry will also be closely watching collections from some of fashion's newer upcoming talents.

A group of plus-size models took to the streets of London on Friday morning to protest against the use of size zero models at fashion week. They were led by David Hasselhoff's daughter, 25-year-old Hayley - a vocal advocate for the plus-sized model industry.

Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields lower as bond market settles down from wild swings this week

Saturday 13:36 GMT

The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -1.50%   was down 1.6 basis point to 2.877%, while the 30-year bond rate TMUBMUSD30Y, -1.68%   slipped 1.8 basis point to 3.127%.

Treasury prices rose, extending the slide in yields, on Friday after bond-buyers bought government paper at more attractive levels even as inflation and supply concerns lingered among market participants. The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -1.50%   was down 1.6 basis point to 2.877%, while the 30-year bond rate TMUBMUSD30Y, -1.68%   slipped 1.8 basis point to 3.127%.

Source: Common Domain

U.S. Luxury Prices Return to ‘Normal’

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

U.S. luxury markets have entered a “new normal” of subdued price growth after eight years of frenzied appreciation post-recession, according to a report Tuesday by Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.

“The luxury real estate market led the general housing market out of the global recession, and during that explosive upswing, we saw some of the largest year-over-year price gains ever,” said Diane Hartley, general manager for The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Coldwell Banker Luxury’s partner in data collection for the report. “Now we are simply seeing a return to a more typical pricing and sales paradigm—especially for single-family detached properties,” Ms. Hartley added.

Source: Common Domain

Stronger Dollar, Higher Treasury Yields Weigh on Gold

Today 03:22 GMT

Some investors expect robust economic growth to lead to a quicker-than-expected pace of interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve, potentially weighing on gold prices.

A weaker dollar has helped push prices near their highest level since August 2016 recently, as a weaker U.S. currency makes gold and other dollar-denominated commodities cheaper for overseas buyers. However, on Tuesday, the WSJ Dollar Index, which tracks the dollar against a basket of 16 other currencies, climbed 0.5% and was on track for a third straight day of gains after closing at a fresh multiyear low last Thursday.

Source: New York Times

Trump’s Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to Firm of First Lady’s Adviser

Friday 16:22 GMT

President Trump’s inaugural committee paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm started by an adviser to the first lady, Melania Trump, while donating $5 million — less than expected — to charity, according to tax filings released on Thursday.

The nonprofit group that oversaw Mr. Trump’s inauguration and surrounding events in January 2017, the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee, had been under pressure from liberal government watchdog groups to reveal how it spent the record $107 million it had raised from wealthy donors and corporations.

Source: NBC News

R&B legend James Mtume talks 'Juicy Fruit' and his career

Monday 19:07 GMT

In 1983, Mtume released the #1 R&B hit, “Juicy Fruit" from the album "Juicy Fruit" and generated more hits including, "You, Me and He," "Would You Like to (Fool Around)," and "Breathless." In later years, Mtume provided music in movies and television shows, such as “Notorious,” “Native Son,” “8 Mile” and "New York Undercover."

Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and activist, James “Mtume” Forman, is a legend in his own right and a blueprint in our musical lives.

Source: New York Times

On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Today 03:23 GMT

Yet social media companies often fail to vigorously enforce their own policies against impersonation, an examination by The New York Times found, enabling the spread of fake news and propaganda — and allowing a global black market in social identities to thrive on their platforms.

Millions of accounts impersonating real people roam social media platforms, promoting commercial products and celebrities, attacking political candidates and sowing discord.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: BBC

'Loneliest tree' records human epoch

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Emmanuel Macron challenged over attitude to France’s former colonies

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: CBS News

A salve for inequality Free money for all

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: BBC

How can I become a fossil?

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

Photo of rescued gorilla in arms of caretaker wins wildlife photo of the year award

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: DW

Italy warns of 'influence campaigns' ahead of key elections

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: Fox News

Police arrest 5 in killing of endangered orangutan shot 130 times

Tuesday 14:32 GMT
Source: Global News

U.S. misses deadline for 1st Guantanamo transfer under Donald Trump

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Could A Very Fatal Murder kill off the true-crime podcast?

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: New York Times

Fox News Plans a Streaming Service for ‘Superfans’

Today 01:33 GMT
Source: CBS News

Okla. man sentenced to life in prison for hate crime slaying of Lebanese neighbor

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: CBS News

Man accused of lying in Russia probe pleads guilty of lying to investigators

Today 03:23 GMT

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