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Rachel Johnson strips naked for Brexit

Fast Company - 15 Feb 2019 14:05
Rachel Johnson strips nakedBrexit negotiations have gotten wild. Rachel Johnson has a surefire way to make her voice heard above the crowd—strip naked. Read Full Story
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When your vendor's vendor has sloppy security

American Banker - 13 Feb 2019 21:08
A security breach that left 24 million mortgage documents unprotected on a server is rekindling concerns about the risks posed by fourth parties.
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Asian stock markets started in a cautious mood on Thursday as investors hoped for progress in the latest Sino-U.S. tariff talks while bracing for China trade data that are expected to show further... falls in both exports and imports.
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Gucci Owner Admits to a Blind Spot on Blackface

Wall Street Journal - 13 Feb 2019 00:51
Gucci Owner Admits to a BlindThe French billionaire who controls Gucci, François-Henri Pinault, acknowledged the label's turtleneck sweater that resembles blackface was a mistake and pledged to beef up cultural-sensitivity... efforts.
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Welcome to the accidental iron ore boom

Sydney Morning Herald - 12 Feb 2019 15:11
Prices rise in cruel twist
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Saudi Arabia signs $20bn inThe huge investment comes as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seeks to shore up Saudi's Asian allies.
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Survivors who stood in neck-deep water for days on end are pulled from an illegal gold mine in Zimbabwe, which flooded on February 16, killing 24.
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'Something needs to change': Woolworths drops $1-a-litre milk

Sydney Morning Herald - 18 Feb 2019 01:34
Woolworths is raising the price of its two and three-litre home brand milk.
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US bank Citigroup looking toIn a boost to the capital ahead of Brexit, the firm is said to be in talks with property owner AGC Equity Partners about acquiring 25 Canada Square tower in Canary Wharf.
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Thirteen-year-old Lillian Kircher has one word for how she feels: "Finally." After more than 100 years of children being separated by gender in scouting organizations, girls like Kircher have begun...
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Growing a Multi-Million DollarSo, how can small businesses benefit from effective social media revenue lift without the luxury of being able to afford a full-time agency or dedicated marketing staff? One business in owner in New... Jersey may have established the model for doing so. Here is his story.
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Finding Inspiration in Others:No one gets to the top by themselves. You need to be surrounded by people who want to see you succeed. This is what I've learned from them.
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Manhattan ATMs are absolutelyIf you are a germaphobe, stop reading now.According to a new report, the typical Manhattan ATM is probably the most bacteria-ridden thing in the city. Yep, even dirtier than a public toilet at Penn... Station.
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Mattel shares plummeted to lowest in 20 years

New York Post - 16 Feb 2019 05:06
Mattel shares plummeted toMattel shares had their worst day in 20 years, plunging as much as 23 percent after management warned it expects ho-hum sales and margins this year. The news -- revealed at a closed-door meeting with... analysts on Friday -- was whiplash for Wall Street. Investors had still been digesting surprisingly strong fourth-quarter results last week,...
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Blame Stocks for the Retail Slump

Barron's - 16 Feb 2019 04:57
Blame Stocks for the RetailDeclines in stock prices today have a far greater impact on spending than they did in the 1980s.
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Ken Griffin banked a whopping $870M in 2018

New York Post - 16 Feb 2019 04:38
Ken Griffin banked a whoppingLooks like Ken Griffin can afford his penchant for buying homes at record-setting prices after all. The billionaire investor behind Chicago trading firm Citadel -- who last month purchased the... priciest home ever in the US -- pocketed a whopping $870 million in 2018, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That's an hourly wage of...
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Amazon pays no federal incomeAmazon's profits nearly doubled in 2018, but itpaid nofederal income tax, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy says.        
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Payless ShoeSource to shutterPayless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the US and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The... Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales starting Sunday and wind down its e-commerce operations....
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Airbus's decision to shut production of the A380 looks set to reignite a translatlantic trade row over mutual claims of illegal aircraft subsidies, even as Airbus implements a two-year plan to stop... making the world's largest airliner.
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A man accused of embezzling more than $36 million from a Los Angeles technology firm and using most of it to pay off his credit card bills has been extradited …
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Can You Make More Sales ByMichael Maven reveals an experiment that tells you the winning price to sell at, every single time.
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'Productive Meeting' BetweenLabor groups aiming to organize a Staten Island warehouse were in talks with the company a day before it abandoned plans for a Queens headquarters.
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The World's Biggest PassengerThe aviation graveyard is littered with superlative aircraft that didn’t stay in the air for long. There’s Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose,” then the largest plane ever built and designed as a... military hauler, which flew just once (a very generous definition of “flew”), but arrived too late for its intended role in World War II.…
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How much you save is moreThe most important thing to understand is that your savings rate is a factor you can control, while investment returns isn#39;t under your control.
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Five passengers suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Southern California to Seattle encountered severe turbulence in a winter storm and was forced to make …
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