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cnbc.com — Two benchmark U.S. stock indexes are careening toward a historically bad December. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 are on pace for their worst December performance since 1931, when stocks were battered during the Great Depression. The Dow and S&P 500 are down 7.8 perce…
18.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
people.com — Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that their baby powder had occasionally tested positive for small amounts of asbestos over the years, according to a new report. In an in-depth investigation from Reuters, which examined decades worth of internal company documents and court documents, the outl…
15.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
cnbc.com — Could you actually ditch your smartphone for a year? Vitaminwater wants to find out, and it's willing to part with $100,000 if someone can rise to the challenge. To enter the contest, you need to submit a post on Twitter or Instagram (so, yes, perhaps using a smartphone), including the hashtags #no…
14.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
slate.com — Minneapolis will become the first major U.S. city to end single-family home zoning, a policy that has done as much as any to entrench segregation, high housing costs, and sprawl as the American urban paradigm over the past century. On Friday, the City Council passed Minneapolis 2040, a comprehensiv…
08.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
abcnews.go.com — One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $1.8 billion buy-in. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, the Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider said Friday. The agreement includes a warrant to acqui…
08.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
bbc.co.uk — The daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer and deputy chair, was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December. Details of the arrest have not been released but the US has…
06.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
vice.com — There are more than eight million vacant properties littered throughout Japan—and they're going dirt cheap. Good news, struggling millennial homebuyer: you’re moving to Japan. Why? Because the sushi’s fresh, the weather’s nice, and the houses are free. An increasing number of unoccupied properties…
04.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
bbc.co.uk — The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party. It said an internal investigation found an attacker had be…
01.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
techcrunch.com — Starting Monday, businesses in Ohio will be able to pay their taxes in bitcoin — making the state that’s high in the middle and round on both ends the first in the nation to accept cryptocurrency officially. Companies who want to take part in the program simply need to go to OhioCrypto.com and regi…
26.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
popularmechanics.com — In a dramatic change at the agency, NASA seems willing to sell its logo, its astronauts, and even rocket naming rights to the highest bidder. NASA is nearly synonymous with science, discovery, and exploration. The agency has managed to stay out of nearly every political storm and cultural controver…
20.11.2018 0 comments From Alex