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TechNewsWorld.com
Twitter Creates Advisory Panel on Tweet SpeechTwitter on Tuesday announced the formation of a panel to advise it on speech, a
Twitter Creates Advisory Panel on Tweet Speech
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted 13 hours ago
Twitter on Tuesday announced the formation of a panel to advise it on speech, abuse and safety issues. The Trust & Safety Council, which has more than 40 members, will be part of a new strategy to ensure that people can feel safe when they express... Read more
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Market Watch
To stave off currency war, is it time for a coordinated response to the Chinese yuan?With investors fearing a further, significant fall in the value of China’s yuan
To stave off currency war, is it time for a coordinated response to the Chinese yuan?
Market Watch / Posted 16 hours ago
With investors fearing a further, significant fall in the value of China’s yuan currency could send more shock waves through international financial markets, some strategists think it’s time for global policy makers to come up with a coordinated plan... Read more
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techcentral.ie
Twitter gets an assist in taking on trolls and bulliesSocial network creates trust and safety council 10 February 2016 | 0Twitter is
Twitter gets an assist in taking on trolls and bullies
techcentral.ie / Posted 21 hours ago
Social network creates trust and safety council 10 February 2016 | 0Twitter is reaching out for help to curb abuse and harassment on its social network.The company is forming what it’s dubbed the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, a group of safety... Read more
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iol.co.za
Twitter aims to curb online abuseSan Francisco - Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a coun
Twitter aims to curb online abuse
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
San Francisco - Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a council of outside experts and organisations to battle abusive behaviour at the one-to-many messaging service. “With hundreds of millions of tweets sent per day, the volume... Read more
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PhysOrg
Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuseSocial media site Twitter, logo seen on November 7, 2013 in New York, heightens
Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuse
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Social media site Twitter, logo seen on November 7, 2013 in New York, heightens its focus on preventing bullying, harassment and other abuses Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a council of outside experts and organizations to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Power Outtages and Public OutrageI am an Africapitalist who believes that the private sector must acknowledge an
Power Outtages and Public Outrage
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
I am an Africapitalist who believes that the private sector must acknowledge and embrace our role in promoting development, by investing in strategic sectors which yield economic and social dividends. The power sector is one of such strategic sectors... Read more
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Daily Mail
Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuseTwitter announces 'trust & safety council' with over 40 organisations to crack
Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuse
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
Twitter announces 'trust & safety council' with over 40 organisations to crack down on trolls Members included The Anti-Defamation League and Feminine Frequency Pledged to provide 'more tools and policies' 'With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuseSAN FRANCISCO - Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a coun
Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuse
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a council of outside experts and organizations to battle abusive behavior at the one-to-many messaging service. Social media site Twitter, logo seen on November 7, 2013 in New... Read more
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Breitbart
Twitter Unveils New ‘Trust and Safety Council’ Featuring Feminist FrequencyTwitter has announced a new “Trust and Safety council” for the service comprise
Twitter Unveils New ‘Trust and Safety Council’ Featuring Feminist Frequency
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
Twitter has announced a new “Trust and Safety council” for the service comprised of fifty organisations, including controversial web series Feminist Frequency, with an overall goal purportedly to maintain an environment where people “feel safe... Read more
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TechNewsWorld.com
India Trades Free Basics for Internet FreedomIndia's Telecom Regulatory Authority on Monday ruled in favor of Net neutrality
India Trades Free Basics for Internet Freedom
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted yesterday
India's Telecom Regulatory Authority on Monday ruled in favor of Net neutrality, effectively banning Facebook's Free Basics Internet access app. "This is a very important decision for the future of the Internet in India," said Barbara van Schewick,... Read more
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NBC News
Twitter Launches New Anti-Troll Cybersafety CommitteeFacing a mounting backlash that its social media platform is a forum for unchec
Twitter Launches New Anti-Troll Cybersafety Committee
NBC News / Posted yesterday
Facing a mounting backlash that its social media platform is a forum for unchecked bigotry, Twitter just announced a new committee to handle "trolling" and abuse - and hopefully stem the decline of the 10-year-old company, whose stock has plunged 30... Read more
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USA Today
Twitter creates Trust and Safety Council to tackle abuseTwitter is forming a Trust and Safety Council to help shape its products and po
Twitter creates Trust and Safety Council to tackle abuse
USA Today / Posted yesterday
Twitter is forming a Trust and Safety Council to help shape its products and policies on conduct as it attempts to cut back on abuse and attract more users. In a blog post published Tuesday, the council will comprise of more than 40 groups,... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Twitter's Getting Some Help With Its Troll ProblemTwitter is launching a new initiative to protect its users. A new "Trust and S
Twitter's Getting Some Help With Its Troll Problem
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
Twitter is launching a new initiative to protect its users. A new "Trust and Safety Council" will help Twitter users navigate the social network without fear of harassment or abuse, the company's head of global policy outreach announced in a blog... Read more
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Science Daily
Inland fisheries determined to surface as food powerhouseIn an article today by Environmental Reviews, authors, which include six either
Inland fisheries determined to surface as food powerhouse
Science Daily / Posted yesterday
In an article today by Environmental Reviews, authors, which include six either currently affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) and/or are alumni, offers the first global review of the value of inland fish and fisheries. "Inland capture... Read more
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PC Magazine
Can a Safety Council Help Twitter's Abuse Problem? The Council will solicit input from a number of organizations in an effort to
Can a Safety Council Help Twitter's Abuse Problem?
PC Magazine / Posted yesterday
The Council will solicit input from a number of organizations in an effort to stop abuse on the platform. Part of the company's strategy to ensure people feel safe expressing themselves in 140... Read more
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Mashable
Twitter forms safety council to help prevent abuseTwitter lets people around the world express diverse opinions, but it can also
Twitter forms safety council to help prevent abuse
Mashable / Posted yesterday
Twitter lets people around the world express diverse opinions, but it can also be a hellhole of harassment and abuse. The company has repeatedly tried to solve this issue, with feeble results. Now, it has announced that it is forming the Twitter... Read more
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The Philippine Inquirer
Twitter forms anti-troll team to tackle online torment and threatsMICROBLOGGING WEBSITE Twitter has put together an anti-troll squad to help prot
Twitter forms anti-troll team to tackle online torment and threats
The Philippine Inquirer / Posted yesterday
MICROBLOGGING WEBSITE Twitter has put together an anti-troll squad to help protect users from abuse and threats. Twitter announced the launch of the team, which comprises 40 companies including safety advocates, academics and researchers, on Safer... Read more
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dna
Twitter hopes to curb abuse with new Trust & Safety CouncilOn Tuesday social network Twitter took a first serious step toward addressing i
Twitter hopes to curb abuse with new Trust & Safety Council
dna / Posted yesterday
On Tuesday social network Twitter took a first serious step toward addressing its biggest on-going problem. The Twitter Trust & Safety Council will be a core element of Twitter's future strategy as the company and its services develop to ensure that... Read more
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TechCrunch
Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free SpeechTwitter’s latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech wi
Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech
TechCrunch / Posted yesterday
Twitter’s latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech without also handing a free pass to orchestrated harassment via its platform is the announcement today that it’s formed a “Trust & Safety Council” comprised of multiple... Read more
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Newsmax
Janet Yellen Has 5 Big Questions to AnswerFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver her semi-annual testimony to Ho
Janet Yellen Has 5 Big Questions to Answer
Newsmax / Posted yesterday
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will deliver her semi-annual testimony to House and Senate committees this week. Her remarks will be closely monitored, especially in light of the recent increase in global economic insecurity — which has... Read more
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International Business Times
Twitter launches Trust and Safety Council to help combat social-media trolls and online abuse Twitter has established a new safety council that is to work with the company t
Twitter launches Trust and Safety Council to help combat social-media trolls and online abuse
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
Twitter has established a new safety council that is to work with the company to tackle harassment and abuse on its social network. The Trust and Safety Council is to work with Twitter to monitor and prevent harmful content as well as provide support... Read more
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PhysOrg
Inland fisheries determined to surface as food powerhouseA charter fishing boat on Lake Michigan at sunrise. Credit: Sue Nichols, Michig
Inland fisheries determined to surface as food powerhouse
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
A charter fishing boat on Lake Michigan at sunrise. Credit: Sue Nichols, Michigan State University Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability No longer satisfied to be washed out by epic seas and vast oceans, the world's lakes, rivers,... Read more
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Brisbane Times
How a huge Chinese 'Ponzi scheme' lured investorsChinese police watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau
How a huge Chinese 'Ponzi scheme' lured investors
Brisbane Times / Posted 2 days ago
Chinese police watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau for Letters and Calls Reception Division office in Beijing in early January. Photo: AP Beijing: Kang Weiwei considers herself cautious. When China's stock market took... Read more
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WA Today
How a huge Chinese 'Ponzi scheme' lured investorsChinese police watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau
How a huge Chinese 'Ponzi scheme' lured investors
WA Today / Posted 2 days ago
Chinese police watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau for Letters and Calls Reception Division office in Beijing in early January. Photo: AP Beijing: Kang Weiwei considers herself cautious. When China's stock market took... Read more
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The Age
How a huge Chinese 'Ponzi scheme' lured investorsChinese police watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau
How a huge Chinese 'Ponzi scheme' lured investors
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
Chinese police watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau for Letters and Calls Reception Division office in Beijing in early January. Photo: AP Beijing: Kang Weiwei considers herself cautious. When China's stock market took... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
How a huge Chinese 'Ponzi scheme' lured investorsChinese police watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau
How a huge Chinese 'Ponzi scheme' lured investors
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Chinese police watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau for Letters and Calls Reception Division office in Beijing in early January. Photo: AP Beijing: Kang Weiwei considers herself cautious. When China's stock market took... Read more
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Canberra Times
How a huge Chinese 'Ponzi scheme' lured investorsChinese police watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau
How a huge Chinese 'Ponzi scheme' lured investors
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
Chinese police watch as depositors from Ezubao gather outside the State Bureau for Letters and Calls Reception Division office in Beijing in early January. Photo: AP Beijing: Kang Weiwei considers herself cautious. When China's stock market took... Read more
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Air Force Times
5 tips: Fellowships are the surest path for veterans to join the diplomatic corpsDid you know you were a diplomat? Rifles and radios, Hueys and Humvees, all ar
5 tips: Fellowships are the surest path for veterans to join the diplomatic corps
Air Force Times / Posted 2 days ago
Did you know you were a diplomat? Rifles and radios, Hueys and Humvees, all are expressions of America’s global policy. They are tools of diplomacy, making veterans ideal candidates for civilian careers in the diplomatic corps — and Jayson William... Read more
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Newsmax
Bank of America: 'Deteriorating Liquidity' Is at the Heart of Market CarnageEver since the Federal Reserve began to withdraw monetary stimulus, liquidity h
Bank of America: 'Deteriorating Liquidity' Is at the Heart of Market Carnage
Newsmax / Posted 2 days ago
Ever since the Federal Reserve began to withdraw monetary stimulus, liquidity has steadily been drying up. Therein lies the crux of the broader stress in financial markets, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which have seen violent selloffs... Read more
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Unicef
On articles in the Israeli press related to children and violenceInformation note NEW YORK, 5 February, 2016 - With regard to recent articles i
On articles in the Israeli press related to children and violence
Unicef / Posted 2 days ago
Information note NEW YORK, 5 February, 2016 - With regard to recent articles in the Israeli press quoting UNICEF National Committees about abuse and violence committed against and by... Read more
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The Economic Times
Food companies like Hindustan Unilever, PepsiCo cut calorie counts to serve health-conscious buyersNEW DELHI: Food giants are limiting portion sizes to reduce the number of calor
Food companies like Hindustan Unilever, PepsiCo cut calorie counts to serve health-conscious buyers
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
NEW DELHI: Food giants are limiting portion sizes to reduce the number of calories they serve to increasingly health-conscious Indian consumers. Following a global policy by Unilever, its Indian unit Hindustan Unilever has reduced the calories in... Read more
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Zero Hedge
2016 EPS Estimates Slashed By 50% Just One Month Into The YearSeveral days ago, we showed the one chart which explains why Bank of America re
2016 EPS Estimates Slashed By 50% Just One Month Into The Year
Zero Hedge / Posted 3 days ago
Several days ago, we showed the one chart which explains why Bank of America remains a stubborn non-BTFDer. This is what Michael Hartnett said last Thursday: "We remain sellers into strength in coming weeks/months of risk assets at least until a... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Morgan Stanley: "We Struggle To Remember When Bearish Sentiment Was As Widespread As Today"According to Morgan Stanley's European equity strategist, Graham Secker, we may
Morgan Stanley: "We Struggle To Remember When Bearish Sentiment Was As Widespread As Today"
Zero Hedge / Posted 3 days ago
According to Morgan Stanley's European equity strategist, Graham Secker, we may have just hit peak bearishness. However, does that mean that a rebound in risk sentiment is imminent, or is this just the beginning of a multi-decade mean reversion, one... Read more
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Revelstoke Review
Development Matters: The vacation rental story, part threeLast month, Chris Lehane, AirBnB's head of global policy, showed up at United S
Development Matters: The vacation rental story, part three
Revelstoke Review / Posted 5 days ago
Last month, Chris Lehane, AirBnB's head of global policy, showed up at United States Conference of Mayors and told the hundreds of heads of municipal government that if they passed new tax laws on vacation rentals, AirBnB would collect them. "Read my... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Role of Emerging Markets in a New Global Partnership for GrowthdocumentBy Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund G
The Role of Emerging Markets in a New Global Partnership for Growth
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
documentBy Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Good morning. Thank you, Dean Robert Orr for your very kind introduction. And thank you to you - students and faculty - for welcoming me here today. I would like to... Read more
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BC Local News
Development Matters: The vacation rental story, part threeLast month, Chris Lehane, AirBnB's head of global policy, showed up at United S
Development Matters: The vacation rental story, part three
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
Last month, Chris Lehane, AirBnB's head of global policy, showed up at United States Conference of Mayors and told the hundreds of heads of municipal government that if they passed new tax laws on vacation rentals, AirBnB would collect them. "Read my... Read more
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Zero Hedge
What Happens Next?Excerpted from Stephanie Pomboy's MacroMavens.com, Putting it all together, th
What Happens Next?
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
Excerpted from Stephanie Pomboy's MacroMavens.com, Putting it all together, the chart below overlays the simplest barometers of economic and financial duress (gold/copper) and risk appetite(stocks/bonds). It would be hard to find better proof that... Read more
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Zero Hedge
A Preview Of This Weekend's Event That Could Unleash A "Vicious Bear Market Rally"As noted earlier today, BofA's chief credit strategist Michael Hartnett is anyt
A Preview Of This Weekend's Event That Could Unleash A "Vicious Bear Market Rally"
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
As noted earlier today, BofA's chief credit strategist Michael Hartnett is anything but bullish: in his own words, he remains a seller "into strength in coming weeks/months of risk assets at least until a coordinated and aggressive global policy... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Why BofA Remains A Seller Until "A Coordinated And Aggressive Global Policy Response" EmergesWhile market volatility remains so high it leaves many trading desks speechless
Why BofA Remains A Seller Until "A Coordinated And Aggressive Global Policy Response" Emerges
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
While market volatility remains so high it leaves many trading desks speechless by "brutal" if obvious unwinds, and both institutional and retail traders clueless and at best hoping to ride the momentum wave in any direction before it violently... Read more
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Market Watch
IMF to push emerging economies to reduce foreign-exchange war chestsInternational Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde wants emerging
IMF to push emerging economies to reduce foreign-exchange war chests
Market Watch / Posted 6 days ago
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde wants emerging economies to spend money on infrastructure and less on defending their currencies. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The International Monetary Fund is going to look for ways to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The 26th AU Summit Endorses the Executive Council's Decision On Ethiopia's Candidature for a Non-Permanent Member of UN Security CouncilThe 26th Ordinary Session of the African Heads of State and Government endorses
The 26th AU Summit Endorses the Executive Council's Decision On Ethiopia's Candidature for a Non-Permanent Member of UN Security Council
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
The 26th Ordinary Session of the African Heads of State and Government endorses Ethiopia's candidature for a non-permanent member of UN Security Council today (January 31, 2016). It was in 2015 that the Government of Ethiopia announced the country's... Read more
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Anwar Ibrahim Blog
Malaysian economist warns of job losses under trade pact « Demi RakyatTurkish Weekly- P Prem Kumar A former senior United Nations (UN) official has
Malaysian economist warns of job losses under trade pact « Demi Rakyat
Anwar Ibrahim Blog / Posted 7 days ago
Turkish Weekly- P Prem Kumar A former senior United Nations (UN) official has urged Malaysia to reconsider joining the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, warning that it could result in inequality and net job losses among the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US gun traders rush to set up new sites after Facebook firearms banWASHINGTON: U.S. gun traders are setting up new websites to arrange deals after
US gun traders rush to set up new sites after Facebook firearms ban
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON: U.S. gun traders are setting up new websites to arrange deals after Facebook Inc barred private gun sales on its platform. With gun rights and safety registering as a hot-button issue on the U.S. presidential campaign trail after several... Read more
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Business Wire
Airbnb and TripAdvisor Join Consumer Technology AssociationARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM –
Airbnb and TripAdvisor Join Consumer Technology Association
Business Wire / Posted 7 days ago
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM – formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® – today announced sharing economy pioneer Airbnb and the world’s largest travel site TripAdvisor are now members of... Read more
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Investopedia
Tufts Researchers Say TPP Will Destroy U.S. JobsIt has only been a few months since the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TP
Tufts Researchers Say TPP Will Destroy U.S. Jobs
Investopedia / Posted 7 days ago
It has only been a few months since the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) was signed, and already opponents of the measure are voicing concerns over its merits. One recent study by researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts argues that... Read more
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Investopedia
Silicon Valley Joins the Fight Against ISISAs the battle against ISIS heats up, the U.S. is turning towards Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Joins the Fight Against ISIS
Investopedia / Posted 8 days ago
As the battle against ISIS heats up, the U.S. is turning towards Silicon Valley for assistance against the terrorist group. As reported by CNN, the White House chief of staff, a top counterterrorism official, director of national intelligence James... Read more
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Hospitality Net
CBRE Hotels’ Americas research estimates Airbnb users spent $2.4 billion on lodging in the U.S. over the past yearAirbnb Impact on Hotel Market Greatest in New York, San Francisco, and Miami A
CBRE Hotels’ Americas research estimates Airbnb users spent $2.4 billion on lodging in the U.S. over the past year
Hospitality Net / Posted 8 days ago
Airbnb Impact on Hotel Market Greatest in New York, San Francisco, and Miami Airbnb's presence in key markets throughout the U.S. is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Women's Rights First - AU SummitCairo — Despite the enormous challenges facing Africa now, the leaders of its 1
Women's Rights First - AU Summit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Cairo — Despite the enormous challenges facing Africa now, the leaders of its 1.2 billion plus inhabitants have decided to spotlight the issue of Human Rights With a Particular Focus on the Rights of Women in their 26th summit held in Addis Ababa on... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Foreclosure crisis lingers in the Black community 1st February 2016 · 0 Comments By Avis Thomas LesterContributing Writer (Ur
Foreclosure crisis lingers in the Black community
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
1st February 2016 · 0 Comments By Avis Thomas LesterContributing Writer (Urban News Service) – Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland — one of the United... Read more
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Zero Hedge
2016's "Biggest Risk": Markets Will "Need To Panic" To Wake Up "Impotent" PolicymakersFor those who missed it, Hartnett says the reason “an almost manic monetary pol
2016's "Biggest Risk": Markets Will "Need To Panic" To Wake Up "Impotent" Policymakers
Zero Hedge / Posted 11 days ago
For those who missed it, Hartnett says the reason “an almost manic monetary policy been so ineffective at generating a broad, sustained economic recovery,” is that the following four secular deflationary factors are conspiring to impede a robust... Read more
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