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Source: The Guradian

Salesforce CEO: tech billionaires 'hoard their money' and won't help homeless

Thursday 08:05 GMT

Marc Benioff, the Salesforce CEO, has escalated his attacks on fellow San Francisco billionaires, saying they are “hoarding” money and don’t want to help the homeless.

The growth of tech firms such as Salesforce, a cloud computing company and one of the largest employers in the city, has contributed to a massive housing shortage, with thousands left homeless, including one in 25 public school children.

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Source: CBS News

#MeToo founder says Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky was "absolutely an abuse of power"

Friday 04:15 GMT

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, said the affair between President Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky was "absolutely an abuse of power." Burke gave an interview to The Root days after Hillary Clinton told CBS 'Sunday Morning" she did not find her husband's actions to be an abuse of power.

"When I think about the things that Hillary Clinton said about the Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton affair not being an abuse of power, that is just tragic and it's wrong," said Burke in a video released by The Root Tuesday. "You're talking about an age dynamic but you're also talking about the president of the United States.

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Source: Fox News

Trump dismisses Bloomberg's possible 2020 bid, says Democrats 'will eat him up' in primaries

Thursday 08:05 GMT

President Trump said on Tuesday that Michael Bloomberg is unlikely to be his 2020 presidential opponent because the Democrats “will eat him up” during the primaries. “I think the Democrats will eat him up,” Trump said during the interview with Fox Business’ Trish Regan.

With months left into his second year, Trump is the only president dating back to at least Ronald Reagan to have raised any funds for his own campaign committee, according to the Campaign Finance Institute.

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Source: Common Domain

Europe’s key stock index takes cautious step higher with Brexit ‘moment of truth in focus’

Thursday 09:01 GMT

Europe’s main equity benchmark rose tepidly on Wednesday, extending a rally in the pervious session that marked the best day since early April, but hand-wringing around faltering negotiations between the European Union and the U.K. over a trade deal to exit from the trade bloc continued.

Italy’s FTSE MIB Italy index I945, -0.22%  was trading flat at 19,723.21, after registering its best daily gain since Sept. 10 when the index jumped 2.3%.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Stocks Finish Slightly Lower

Friday 00:35 GMT

U.S. stocks edged lower in another volatile session Wednesday as investors parsed the latest economic and earnings signals amid continuing jitters about higher interest rates.

Although the U.S. economy is growing at a faster pace than it has in years, some investors are anxious that steadily rising U.S. Treasury yields will make stocks less attractive and stoke further volatility. “Even if this doesn’t lead to any economic accident, people start to get worried and say, ‘Oh, this could lead to a stock-market accident,’” said John Toohey, head of equities at USAA Asset Management.

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Source: Common Domain

Do You Know Cobol If So, There Might Be a Job for You.

Thursday 09:01 GMT

With a generation of old coders leaving, companies are scrambling to find those who know the decades-old program

Not long after, in the early 1960s, Bill Hinshaw began plying his trade as one of the thousands of Cobol programmers working in banks across the world. Ten years before man walked on the moon, a group of software engineers created the Common Business-Oriented Language—better know as Cobol—to standardize business computer programming.

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Source: BBC

Prince Harry gets his beard rubbed

Thursday 08:05 GMT

Protocol was well and truly flouted on the latest leg of the royal tour when a five-year-old boy touched Prince Harry's beard.

Prince Harry battled the elements to thank the hundreds of residents for "welcoming me and my wife so warmly, and wet today". However, the heavens opened during the royal visit, pelting the crowds with heavy rain and hail.

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Source: Fox News

'Liberal House Takeover': Ingraham Breaks Down Which 'Radicals' Will Be in Leadership if Dems Win House

Friday 04:15 GMT

Neal has been a consistent opponent of the Trump tax cuts, and could help roll them back if he took the leadership role, Ingraham said.

Likely making a run for speaker of the House and Rep. Adam Schiff projected to take over for fellow Californian Devin Nunes in the Intelligence Committee, Ingraham said that there are many more obscure but noteworthy politicians who will have great effect on the average American.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump baby blimp to greet commuters over Los Angeles freeways

Thursday 08:05 GMT

The giant Donald Trump baby blimp that dogged the US president’s visit to the United Kingdom this summer will float above one of the busiest freeway intersections in Los Angeles this weekend to greet Trump supporters and detractors attending a star-studded political conference ahead of November’s midterm elections.

The Los Angeles baby is likely to make the biggest impact, since it will be seen by tens of thousands of commuters driving the freeways in and around downtown Los Angeles.

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Source: DW

Unveiling the history of the headscarf

Thursday 08:05 GMT

In this context, Steinmann said, it is important to realize that the headscarf has been influenced by its political and moral surroundings throughout history, both in the East and in the West.

An exhibition at Vienna's Weltmuseum shows the many — and sometimes contradictory — meanings the headscarf has embodied over time. Since 2003 Austrian designer Susanne Bisovsky has been known for her "Viennese Chic" collections: billowing lace and floral-filled creations drawing heavily on historic Austrian fashion and designed for the modern Viennese lady.

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Source: Common Domain

With ‘no-deal’ Brexit risk on the rise, analysts see uncertain path for pound

Thursday 08:05 GMT

Market worries about a “no-deal” Brexit are on the rise again after negotiations between London and Brussels hit another hurdle, creating as much uncertainty as ever for the British pound’s post-Brexit path.

Pound options reflect the fact that “real money,” or institutional investors, has a desire to hedge because “you can’t have a huge sterling exposure and just hope for the best with Brexit,” said Viraj Patel, FX strategist at ING.

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Source: Fox News

Fox News Channel beats MSNBC, CNN combined in weekly viewership

Wednesday 20:58 GMT

Fox News Channel dominated the cable news industry last week, topping all of basic cable among total day viewers for the 40th week in a row and topping MSNBC and CNN combined during prime time, according to Nielsen.

Fox News topped cable news challengers combined in this category, as MSNBC averaged 852,000 and CNN averaged only 634,000 total day viewers. TBS, ESPN, MSNBC and Nickelodeon followed, but failed to average over 1 million viewers, respectively.

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Source: Common Domain

Marijuana stocks to watch: Aphria is positioning itself as a low-cost pot producer

Thursday 08:05 GMT

More marijuana stocks to watch: Canopy Growth is the cannabis business’s $4 billion gorilla. In its fiscal first quarter, Aphria sold the equivalent of 1,778.2

Aphria shares have gained 79% in the last three months, while the S&P 500 SPX, +2.15%  has fallen 0.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +2.17%  has gained 25.

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Source: Common Domain

Corruption Currents: Dead Man, Rickshaw Driver Become Billionaires in Pakistan

Wednesday 20:58 GMT

(Bloomberg). A dead man and a rickshaw driver each became billionaires in Pakistan after mysterious deposits appeared in their bank accounts.

(Guardian). An employee in Tanzania of a mining firm was charged with corruption; he pleaded not guilty and has been granted bail. (MR). As the U.S. special counsel's probe continues, it isn't a major political issue in the elections set for next month.

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Source: CBS News

Shonda Rhimes declares she's the highest-paid showrunner in television

Wednesday 20:58 GMT

TV mogul Shonda Rhimes declared at Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood celebration in Beverly Hills on Monday that she is "the highest-paid showrunner in television." The 48-year-old power player behind hits like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" on ABC inked a deal in August to make new shows for Netflix and move her production company, Shondaland, to the streaming service.

Come together, work together, brag together, be powerful together and whenever we can we should be lifting one another up because lifting someone up is what lifts us."

Source: The Guradian

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead but claims he was killed in 'fight'

Today 14:31 GMT
Source: Fox News

Caravan migrants, defying Trump warnings, smash through border fence en route to Mexican territory

Today 14:31 GMT
Source: BBC

Turkey 'to reveal all' on Khashoggi death

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: CBS News

North Carolina congressional race could be key in battle for the House

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Justice Dept. charges Russian woman with interference in midterm elections

Today 13:34 GMT
Source: Global News

Mega Millions lottery hits US$1B jackpot just hours before drawing

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: BBC

Scores dead in India as train hits crowd

Today 13:34 GMT
Source: Global News

Mega Millions lottery hits US$1B jackpot just hours before drawing

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mega Millions jackpot leaps to record $868 million

Thursday 00:35 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Ad-Tech Firm DataXu Hires Bank to Explore Possible Sale

Thursday 20:57 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mega Millions winning numbers: 3, 45, 49, 61, 69, Mega Ball 9

Thursday 02:25 GMT
Source: Fox News

Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $970M ahead of Friday’s drawing

Friday 11:48 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The 10 most improved players in the Premier League this season

Friday 08:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.S. Treasury declines to label China a currency manipulator but says recent yuan weakness is a concern

Thursday 21:52 GMT

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