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John Oliver Uses Russian Techno Song to Warn Trump About Putin

According to multiple Russian correspondents from the West, the order to pull back was handed down directly from the Kremlin and echoes the concern of senior officials that Trump is assuredly more orange than red. While Trump may think that a closeness with Putin is beneficial, the horrifying treatment of the press and the LGBTQ community in Russian Federation are not qualities we want to ... [Full Article...]

The Zuckerberg Manifesto Shows Facebook at Its Best and Its Very Worst

The Zuckerberg Manifesto Shows Facebook at Its Best and Its Very Worst Zuckerberg goes on to lay out what he believes are the central tenets to Facebook's future mission - building supportive, safe, informed, civically-engaged and inclusive communities. Zuckerberg added that Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families for the past decade and the "next focus" will be developing the social infrastructure for community. [Full Article...]

People warned off beach following risk of exploding whales

In recent days volunteers have formed human chains in the water to try to stop the creatures from beaching themselves again. A pod of pilot whales can number between 20 to 100 animals, according to New Zealand's government. In this case, it might have also been simply the wrong place at the wrong time for the unfortunate animals, with experts noting that Farewell Spit is a particularly hard plac... [Full Article...]

On softer food prices, CPI contracts to 3.17 per cent in January

On softer food prices, CPI contracts to 3.17 per cent in January Wholesale price inflation scaled a 30-month high of 5.25% in January, thanks primarily to a favorable base effect and as elevated core and fuel inflation more than offset deflationary pressure in primary food articles induced by demonetisation. [Full Article...]

Wall St slips as bank and health stocks drag

Fourth-quarter earnings are now estimated to have gained 8.1%, which is the largest increase in nine quarters. Gilead Sciences (GILD.O) shares tumbled 8.6% and were the biggest drag on the benchmark S&P after the biotech company's weak forecast for its hepatitis C medicines. [Full Article...]

Current, former EPA workers urge Congress to reject nominee Pruitt

Don Parrish, AFBF's senior director of congressional and regulatory relations told the Washington Post that he believes Pruitt's strengths lie in his past work in state agency. Elsewhere in the Republican administration, Rep. Matt Gaetz would like to see the EPA gutted entirely. Organizer Nicole Cantello, chief steward of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 704, said employ... [Full Article...]

Final Fantasy 15 DLC Order Explained

At the beginning of January, shipped copies rose to 6 million, making that one million units of sweet potential profit. The game was a costly one but, it has been revealed that Final Fantasy XV broke even within the first day of being released . [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Helped Squelch Reversal of Obama's LGBT Protections

However, without knowing the true (or full) extent of Kushner and Ivanka Trump's role in potentially redirecting the Trump administration's stance on LGBTQ discrimination protections it's impossible to declare the pair champions of the LGBTQ community. [Full Article...]

Florida Panthers Owner Withdrawals Bid For Secretary Of The Army

Mr Trump has drawn criticism for not handing over his own vast business empire to a blind trust, instead allowing his sons to take over its running. Vincent Viola is a billionaire who made his fortune after founding high-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial, the Washington Post reported . [Full Article...]

Government audit makes case for Trump wall

Government audit makes case for Trump wall That's the way I look at it. Asked about hostility from Mexican about the American plan to build a wall, Kelly remarked, 'I'd really like to establish a relationship on this, on the other side. President Trump's immigration executive order caused more than 100,000 visas to be revoked, government lawyer Erez Reuveni revealed Friday in a federal courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia. [Full Article...]

Hudson's Bay Co. reported to be in bid for Macy's

Hudson's Bay Co. reported to be in bid for Macy's Cowen's Oliver Chen explored the possibility of a Macy's acquisition in a note released this morning before the Hudson's Bay news, and concluded that "a deal could be hard". Macy's has faced declining sales while it struggles with the impact of online shopping on its stores. In fact, in the same note, Chen listed Hudson's Bay as the most straightforward of acquirers, though it's debt "coul... [Full Article...]

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon rules our South Korean presidential bid

Ban, whose approval ratings have steadily fallen since his return to South Korea last month, cited "fake news" about him and his family among the reasons for his decision. If she is thrown out, presidential elections, originally set for December, would instead be held within two months. But he has been hurt by his closeness to Park - the two had repeated meetings past year, which were viewed her... [Full Article...]

'Fallout 4' PS4 Pro Support, PC High Res Textures Coming Next Week

'Fallout 4' PS4 Pro Support, PC High Res Textures Coming Next Week The official High-Resolution Texture Pack for Fallout 4 is coming next week, and it packs a whopping 58GB (yes, fifty-eight gigabytes) of textures to improve the game's looks. The game was supposed to get the PS4 Pro patch past year, but the patch was delayed indefinitely at the last moment, without any reason given. Are you excited to play Fallout 4 while taking full advantage of your PS4 ... [Full Article...]

Trump's travel ban may prevent Iranian director Asghar Farhadi from attending Oscars

North American viewers received A Separation with delight and some surprise, because its story of a middle-class couple preparing to divorce was propelled by a notably autonomous and hard-headed female character. Farhadi could obtain special permission to enter the US but has not made a statement on the situation, media reports said. The Salesman opens in Ireland on March 31. [Full Article...]

Apple patents a vaporizer

Apple patents a vaporizer Perhaps most important to consider is the fact that Apple merely filed for a patent and if history is any indication, Apple doesn't follow through on what it files. "A chamber body is to receive therein a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor". Case in point, there are several other patents floating around the web that describe similar vaporizer devices for the subst... [Full Article...]

Diabolical Parasite Grows Inside Baby Wasps and Eats Their Brains to Escape

Diabolical Parasite Grows Inside Baby Wasps and Eats Their Brains to Escape The team hopes to expand on this study in order to figure out how the crypt-keepers manage to change the gall wasp's behavior. These ruthless insects lay eggs inside the gall wasps' home, where the larva then go on to eat their way through the host's insides, out of its head casing and into the world. [Full Article...]

Halliburton posts North American profit on shale recovery

After Halliburton chose a year ago to pass up on some work that would drag its margins lower in North America, it now wants to defend its market share by taking on more jobs while at the same time boosting profit in the region with higher service prices. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Will Trade Excessive Regulations For More Jobs

Trump Says He Will Trade Excessive Regulations For More Jobs The CEOs stayed at the meeting about an hour. Among those in attendance were Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford; Andrew Liveris, president, chairman and CEO of Midland-based Dow Chemical; and Jeff Fettig, chairman and CEO of Benton Harbor-based appliance maker Whirlpool. [Full Article...]

Microsoft, Feds Face Off in Court Over Customer Privacy

Microsoft, Feds Face Off in Court Over Customer Privacy Microsoft was probably the first United States company challenging a domestic search warrant seeking customer data held outside the country. The government sought to search data stored on Microsoft servers in Ireland as part of a U.S. Microsoft says it gets about three requests every day and many don't have end dates. Microsoft filed to quash the warrant for customer data held in Dublin. [Full Article...]

2016 was Earth's hottest year on record

2016 was Earth's hottest year on record With the exception of most of the first half of 2016, the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern Atlantic coast sea surface temperatures were above normal for most of the last half of the year. "It's really the trend, and the fact that we're punching at the ceiling every year now, that is the real indicator that we're undergoing big changes". [Full Article...]


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