Posts Tagged ‘PAID’

Germany’s Oldest Party Drops Below Right-Wing Upstart in Poll

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Germany’s main center-left party, the Social Democrats, saw its rating fall below that of the right-wing Alternative for Germany for the first time in an opinion poll published Monday, piling fresh ignominy on the country’s disintegrating center-left.

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What’s the Best Way to Get Sleep When You Have the Flu?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Catching Z’s when you’re fighting chills, headaches and coughs is no easy thing. One expert offers tips on how to help your body recover from the flu or even just a bad cold.

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Europeans Press Iran to Curb Yemen Intervention

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Diplomats meet with senior Iranian official to discuss Tehran’s military involvement in Yemen conflict, in a bid to rescue Iran nuclear deal.

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U.S. Questions How Much It Can Trust Russia Over Ukraine

Monday, February 19th, 2018

U.S.-Russian negotiations over a peacekeeping force for eastern Ukraine are emerging as a test for Washington on the wisdom of trying to negotiate with Moscow.

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Ireland Faces Shifting Currents in Its Ties to EU

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Brexit and robust initiatives from Brussels mean big changes ahead for Ireland, where membership in the bloc has been widely seen as a boon, Simon Nixon writes.

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Pope Francis Backs Down in Clash Over Nigerian Bishop

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Pope Francis removed an unpopular Nigerian bishop amid protests by local priests, in an extraordinary reversal that showed the limits of the pope’s power over his own hierarchy and the continuing challenge of ethnic divisions in Africa, the church’s fastest-growing region.

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ECB Freezes All Payments by Latvia Bank Amid U.S. Probe

Monday, February 19th, 2018

The ECB has frozen all payments by a Latvian bank, following accusations by the U.S. that the small bank laundered billions in illicit funds, including for companies connected to North Korea’s banned ballistic-missile program.

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Noble Energy, Israel’s Delek to Supply Gas to Egypt

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Investors in Israel’s natural-gas fields agreed Monday to supply an Egyptian company with gas valued at $15 billion, a deal that will build on growing ties between once-hostile neighbors.

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‘Black Panther’ Roars to Top of Box Office

Monday, February 19th, 2018

With an estimated opening of $235 million in the U.S. and Canada, “Black Panther” was another blockbuster success for Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel Studios but also a breakthrough for movies with primarily black casts..

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Facebook Battles New Criticism After Indictment Against Russians

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Facebook is contending with a new wave of criticism prompted by the indictment detailing how Russia manipulated social-media platforms—and by a Facebook executive’s attempts to address the issue.

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Macron Law Jolts French Labor Market

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Some of France’s largest employers are seizing on President Emmanuel Macron’s labor-system overhaul to undertake mass layoffs, heralding a sea change for a country that has long coddled its workforce.

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Private Trades in Spotify Shares to Play Role in Debut

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Spotify AB is counting on its surging private-market value to bolster the music-streaming service’s appeal to investors in an unorthodox public debut that could be the biggest since Snap Inc.’s $20 billion IPO last year.

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Why Was Facebook So Easy to Hijack?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Experts offer a lesson in how Facebook and other networks through history became hierarchies, as individuals got more influence.

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The iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia

Monday, February 19th, 2018

The iPhone X’s steep price opens the door to cheaper options in Asian markets, and Chinese smartphone brands Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are grabbing market share.

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Oil Producers Buy Back Shares After Years of Selling New Stock

Monday, February 19th, 2018

North American energy producers survived the recent oil bust in large part by selling more than $60 billion of new stock. Now they’re beginning to buy it back.

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The World’s Biggest Miners Emerge From Their Hole

Monday, February 19th, 2018

The world’s biggest mining companies are again poised to shower investors with billions of dollars and make deals, a turnaround fueled by the global economy’s renewed appetite for raw materials and by the burgeoning electric-vehicle market.

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Iranian Airline Bought U.S. Jet Parts Through Front Firms

Monday, February 19th, 2018

An Iranian airline under sanctions by the U.S. for ferrying weapons and fighters into Syria repeatedly bought U.S.-made jet engines and parts through Turkish front companies over the past several years, most recently in December, federal investigators said.

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‘Black Panther’ Album on Track for Heroic Opening Week

Monday, February 19th, 2018

“Black Panther: The Album” is set to deliver the strongest album debut for a Walt Disney Co. movie in at least five years.

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Fed Chairman Powell Taps Two Senior Advisers

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has tapped two monetary policy specialists to serve as senior advisers, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Iran Plane Crashes; All 66 People Feared Dead

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

An Iranian passenger plane carrying 66 people crashed Sunday in a remote mountainous area in Iran, killing all those aboard.

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Latvia Detains Top ECB Official in Anticorruption Probe

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

A top European Central Bank official was detained over the weekend by Latvia’s anticorruption agency as part of a criminal investigation, in the latest blow to the small Baltic nation’s financial sector.

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In Cutting Time to Market, Toy Companies Try On Fast Fashion

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Toy companies are mimicking the moves of fast-fashion retailers as they scramble to produce toys and games tied to the swift rise and fall of trends driven by social media.

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Silicon Valley Has a New Investment Opportunity: Your Home

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Companies including some backed by Silicon Valley venture-capital firms and Mark Zuckerberg’s nonprofit are experimenting with a product that essentially lets them take an ownership position in a house along with the homeowner.

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For Tech Giants, Halting Russian Meddling Isn’t Easy

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

The U.S. indictment handed down against three Russian companies and 13 individuals suggests it won’t be easy to stop any aggressive influence campaign in the run-up to the midterm election in less than nine months.

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Novartis CEO Steers Drug Maker Back to R&D

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Vasant Narasimhan, the 41-year-old chief executive at Novartis AG, is vowing data science and digital technologies will revolutionize the company’s drug-development pipeline.

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Like Peter Thiel, VCs Feel Alienated by Silicon Valley ‘Echo Chamber’

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel has said he plans to leave Silicon Valley in part because of its perceived cultural uniformity, joining other entrepreneurs and investors who have defected away from the nation’s high-tech cradle.

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What the Price Ham Tells Us About Spain’s Economy

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Spain is shaking off one of its worst downturns in decades and splurging on goods recently considered extravagant, including the ultimate Spanish gastronomic luxury: free-range, acorn-fed Iberian ham.

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How the Russians Ran Their Election Propaganda Shop

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

The alleged Russian campaign to manipulate the U.S. presidential election was orchestrated by what amounted to a propaganda startup, with finance and graphics departments, performance targets and a sophisticated social-media strategy.

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U.S. and Russian Officials Spar Over Election Meddling

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

The White House’s H.R. McMaster cited “incontrovertible” evidence of Russian interference in U.S. elections. Russia’s foreign minister dismissed it as “just blabber.”

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The Benefits, and Costs, of Higher Metal Tariffs

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Aluminum and steel producers hope tariffs under consideration by the Trump administration will heat up demand for their products, but the U.S. remains an expensive place to make the metals.

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