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Source: Reuters

GM's Washington charm offensive sidelined by Wall Street's push for...

Today 13:35 GMT

General Motors code named its November announcement to cut nearly 15,000 jobs in North America and restructure itself “Turbo,” suggesting a leaner approach for the largest U.S. automaker would “accelerate its transformation.”

In Washington, the move remains a public relations crisis that threatens to derail a methodical effort by Chief Executive Mary Barra to keep GM in good graces with the White House and other politicians.

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Source: The Guradian

Rio artists stage show on street in protest against censorship

Today 01:30 GMT

Artists in Rio de Janeiro have staged a pop-up street show to protest against the closure by the new far-right state government of an exhibition because of a performance attacking dictatorship-era torture.

Álvaro Figueiredo, the curator of Literatura Exposta (Literature Exposed), accused authorities of censorship after the exhibition was ordered to close a day early to prevent a performance by the Rio collective És Uma Maluca that featured nudity and plastic cockroaches.

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Source: The Guradian

'You can't be too careful': crackdown fears haunt Xi'an's Muslim quarter

Today 05:09 GMT

The next 15 megacities #5: Tourist flock to the city’s ancient Muslim area – but reports from elsewhere in China of crackdowns and re-education camps are setting nerves on edge. The streets of Xi’an’s Muslim quarter are bustling.

“You can’t be too careful,” says one Chinese Muslim Hui I meet through a former colleague, and who does not want to be named in the international media. Behind the story of booming business lurks an old fear – the precarious situation of being Muslim in China, especially given the reports of anti-terror crackdowns and political re-education camps in the majority-Muslim region of Xinjiang, more than 1,000 miles to the north-west.

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Source: Common Domain

Dressing for Deals, Wall Street Bankers Face Fashion Pitfalls

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

Wall Street, the last bastion of traditional corporate dress code, has been loosening its tie—and in some cases, getting rid of it completely—as male bankers increasingly take their sartorial cues from clients.

While women on Wall Street have long had more complex calculations when calibrating how they dress, men have relied on a suit, slicked hair and shiny shoes for decades.

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Source: The Guradian

California is moving homeless people into sheds – but is it right?

Tuesday 06:59 GMT

As the city of Oakland began clearing homeless communities off the streets last year and placing them into sheds under a freeway, the 51-year-old reluctantly moved in and quickly had problems.

The destruction of tent communities can tear apart groups of the homeless, and people like Clark who don’t last in the sheds sometimes find themselves out of options. Some end up in remote locations where they may be less vulnerable to police harassment but more vulnerable to violence.


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