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Source: Common Domain

Quentin Tarantino movie about Manson era set to receive an $18-million California tax credit

Tuesday 21:52 GMT

The latest movie by Quentin Tarantino — which Sony will release following the director’s departure from the beleaguered Weinstein Co. — is set to receive an $18-million California film tax credit.

Tarantino’s new movie will film in the Los Angeles area and is set against the backdrop of the Charles Manson murders of 1969, though the film is believed to focus on fictional personalities working in the movie and TV businesses.

Source: Common Domain

Apple Wipes Skype From China App Store

Wednesday 23:46 GMT

The app is no longer available on Apple Inc.’s Chinese App Store through the iPhone while the Android version is still available on the Chinese version of Skype’s website.

Appeared in the November 22, 2017, print edition as 'Skype Is Removed From China App Stores.'. Service unavailable for download from some app stores and websites as Beijing tightens cyber restrictions

Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Apartment Breaks Price Records

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

An anonymous buyer bought two adjacent apartments in a luxurious tower in the Hong Kong gated community of Mount Nicholson for a total of HK$1.16 billion (US$148.5 million) earlier this week, according to Wheelock Properties, a joint venture between developers Wheelock & Co. and Nan Fung Development that handled the sales.

Over seven years in the making, the development was originated by an international creative team led by acknowledged masters in concept planning, architecture, interior design and craftsmanship, including Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Yabu Pushelberg, Champalimaud and David Collins Studio.

Source: Fox News

Kushner told Trump campaign staff to avoid meeting foreigners, lawyer claims

Sunday 03:20 GMT

An attorney for Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner said Friday that his client encouraged members of the Trump campaign to decline meetings with foreigners who "go back home and claim they have special access to gain importance for themselves."

Abbe Lowell made that statement in a letter pushing back against claims by the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, had not been fully forthcoming in its probe of Russian actions during last year's election campaign.

Source: Common Domain

Stock market could tumble 15% if 10-year Treasury yield crosses this line

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

Strategists at Société Générale say if longer-term yields begin to recover, asset valuations could look particularly steep once the risk-free rate, usually the 10-year Treasury yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -1.54% rose.

By their estimate, the U.S. equity market could shed 15% of its value if the 10-year Treasury yield hit 2.75% (see chart below). An annual survey conducted by J.P. Morgan showed 31% of those polled forecast the 10-year Treasury yield to push above 2.75% by the middle of next year.

Source: The Week

7 easy ways to save money during the holidays

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

Just like with food, finding one statement piece that can be styled many different ways for all of your holiday festivities will save you from the temptation of buying new outfits for every party you attend.

As the American Research Group found in a 2016 survey, the average American spent $929 on gifts alone during the holidays. The same survey also found that over half of respondents expected to rack up debt to afford all of the festivities.

Source: Global News

Tragically Hip, Alex Trebek appointed to the Order of Canada

Saturday 18:11 GMT

Members of Canada’s treasured rock band The Tragically Hip and iconic quiz show host Alex Trebek were among 44 members appointed to the Order of Canada on Friday.

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette presided over the ceremony which saw Hip members Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gord Sinclair, along Trebek, host of Jeopardy!, receive the country’s highest honour, which recognizes outstanding achievement and service to Canada.

Source: CBS News

CBS says it remains "far apart" on deal with Dish

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

A dispute between CBS (CBS) and Dish Network (DISH) could prevent some football fans from tuning in to the NFL's traditional slate of Thanksgiving Day games.

CBS, whose programming has been unavailable to Dish customers since Tuesday in 26 states around the U.S., said Wednesday that it remains "far apart" on terms for a new retransmission deal with the satellite broadcaster. A dispute between CBS (CBS) and Dish Network (DISH) could prevent some football fans from tuning in to the NFL's traditional slate of Thanksgiving Day games.

Source: Common Domain

How Charitable Donors Can Minimize Taxes This Year

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

Experts say these three steps can help donors get the most bang for their charitable buck:. While donors may have large capital gains in their brokerage or other taxable accounts thanks to the multiyear bull market, financial planners recommend against selling appreciated stocks and giving the proceeds to charity.

Another year of climbing stock prices and the uncertainty surrounding the Republican tax plans currently before Congress make smart charitable giving especially tricky this year—and important.

Source: The Guradian

Maverick fashion designer Azzedine Alaia dies aged 77

Sunday 14:30 GMT

Designer Azzedine Alaia, whose timeless gowns won an army of devotees around the world, has died at the age of 77, France’s fashion federation said on Saturday.

His final show, in July, was opened by supermodel Naomi Campbell – one of his protegees – who affectionately knew him as “Papa”.

Source: BBC

Kendall Jenner named highest paid model

Wednesday 08:07 GMT

At just 22, Kendall Jenner takes the top spot, with her earnings more than doubling since last year from $10m (£7.5m) to $22m (£16.6m).

Despite retiring from the catwalk last year, Bundchen still came second in the rankings for Forbes' highest earning model. She has shot for Vogue Paris this year and in advertising campaigns for Arezzo, helping her bank $17.5m (£13.2m).

Source: Common Domain

New Accounting Rule to Revamp Companies’ Financials

Monday 20:57 GMT

Under both standards, companies will be required to provide more detailed information about their contracts and accounting judgments, some of which they haven’t gathered before.

Rolls-Royce started updating investors, analysts and other stakeholders about potential changes to its financials about a year and a half ago, earlier than most other companies. When executives at Rolls-Royce recalculated some of the company’s 2015 results using the new accounting rules, both revenue and profit were £900 million ($1.18 billion) lower than reported.

Source: BBC

Price of Football 2017: Young fans 'need more help' - Mark Hughes

Friday 16:25 GMT

The BBC's annual Price of Football study found that 82% of 18 to 24 year olds said the cost of tickets was an obstacle to them going to more games.

Yes, football is out of reach for a lot of people, but it is part of a bigger problem of zero-hours contracts, rising rents/house prices and student fees/debt."

Source: DW

Skype disappears from China app stores

Wednesday 23:46 GMT

Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet communication tools on China's blacklist, with Apple saying it was ordered to clear its download store of apps that violate national laws.

Responding to media reports about the absence of the Microsoft-owned messaging app on the China Apple Store or Android sites, Apple said on Wednesday it had removed several internet phone call apps from its store after the country's government said they violated local laws.

Source: Common Domain

Chinese Banks Find a Convertible Solution to Capital Problem

Friday 08:08 GMT

Banks have started issuing more such bonds this year, like China Everbright Bank ’s 601818 -0.50% recent $4.5 billion convertible, while others such as Ping An Bank and Minsheng Bank have received regulatory approval to issue more than $10 billion of convertible bonds.

Here’s what a stealth Chinese bank equity raise looks like: Everbright issued around 30 billion yuan of convertible bonds in March this year, with interest rates starting at 0.2% and stepping up to 2% over six years—below the 2.5% or more it has paid on regular bonds recently.

Source: Washington Post

What is pumpkin pie without its crust A one-pan, stress-free dessert.

Sunday 20:01 GMT
Source: DW

Pioneer to pensioner: Calvin Klein turns 75

Sunday 20:02 GMT
Source: Fox News

Florida church warns at every door 'we are heavily armed'

Sunday 20:01 GMT
Source: CBS News

San Francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

The 12-year-old prodigy whose "first language" is Mozart

Tuesday 00:37 GMT
Source: CBS News

Whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun

Sunday 17:17 GMT
Source: Fox News

Woman with body-length birthmark uses ‘sexy’ selfie to promote awareness

Sunday 17:17 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hacking the free throw: the science behind the most practiced shot in sports

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
Source: DW

Freiburg murder trial: Truck driver admits attacking woman jogger

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

2 Minnesota lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct will resign

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: Global News

Suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria, marking region’s deadliest attack this year

Wednesday 05:11 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Accused Manhattan terrorist will face murder and terrorism charges in a New York courtroom

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: CBS News

2 convicted of murder, arson for blaze that killed firefighter

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: CBS News

A Vioxx comeback A startup eyes the drug for hemophilia

Wednesday 08:06 GMT

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