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Palmer Luckey denies writing blog posts slamming Clinton, says he’s not voting for Trump

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Facebook-owned Oculus VR, the folks behind the Oculus Rift, are in the middle of a public relations nightmare. It was revealed this week that 24-year-old millionaire and creator of the Oculus Rift, Oculus VR’s main product, contributed $10,000 to a group called Nimble America. The group’s focus: putting up billboards that slam Democratic presidential nominee […]

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A 32-year-old disabled vet thought ITT Tech was his ticket out of poverty — what happened shows everything wrong with the $35 billion for-profit education sector

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It’s not easy to reach Brandon Straub these days. The 32-year-old doesn’t own a cell phone, let alone a landline, and recently, his days center around finding buyers for the belongings he’s selling on Craigslist. With $30,000 in student loans, among other debts, he’s planning to file for bankruptcy. Straub, a veteran of the War […]

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Here are all the billions investors are missing out on because of negative interest rates (JPY, EUR)

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Fixed-income investors would be doing a lot better if interest rates — and the yields on their investments — were higher. As of September 12, the total global stock of negative-yielding sovereign debt was $10.9 trillion, according to a note on Tuesday from Fitch Ratings. “Weighted average sovereign yields for the 14 countries with negative-yielding […]

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Rebecca Hall in Christine: “If it bleeds, it leads”

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Christine, Antonio Campos’ new movie from a script by Craig Shilowich may be the Room of the current season: an indie film that breaks out onto the main awards stage. A riveting portrait based on the disturbing, true story of Christine Chubbuck, a newsroom reporter in 1974 Sarasota, Florida, the movie stars Rebecca Hall in […]

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De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

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First published in The Hechinger ReportA few years ago I was speaking to a group of parents whose children had just started Hampshire College. A father asked a question that was on many minds: “How can your college be rigorous without grading student work?” Before I could respond, another parent stood up and asked, “May […]

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The 20 best colleges for studying abroad

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For students with the travel bug, a college’s study abroad program can make or break where they decide to go to school. But before students can jet off to their country of choice, they need to find a program that is the right fit for them. The Princeton Review recently released its 2017 college rankings, […]

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Inside the quiet shake-up taking place at Goldman Sachs

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A changing of the guard is taking place at Goldman Sachs. The securities division, which houses the bank’s equities and fixed income, currencies, and commodities units, has seen at least 18 partner-level departures from key roles in the US and Europe in 2016. They include the heads of trading for equities, US interest-rate products and […]

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Clinton and Trump on the issues: the US economy

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“It’s the economy, stupid.” Those were the famous words of former President Bill Clinton strategist James Carville during the 1992 election, breaking down just how important American feelings on their economic future were to the outcome of the election. Once again with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump facing off in the […]

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The 49 best Twitter accounts to follow in UK politics

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Twitter is so stuffed full of political news and opinions that it can be hard to pick out the worthwhile comments from the noise. But, if you follow the right accounts, you will enjoy a feed which is insightful, informative, and witty in its coverage of UK politics. Business Insider has compiled a list of […]

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Gustavo, Russia’s Petr Cech

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Although Gustavo’s luminous shirt already helps him stand out from the rest of the Russia team, it is his numerous impressive saves – and headgear – that have caught the eye at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

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Four Seasons opens New York hotel

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The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown has opened in Tribeca. The hotel features 189 rooms and suites and 159 private residences, and is within walking distance of Wall Street, the World Trade Center, and the Oculus, and less than an hour from New York’s major airports. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

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The 17 European universities with the highest quality of teaching

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Every year, Times Higher Education releases its ranking of the world’s best universities, a comprehensive list of the finest institutions of higher education on the planet. This year’s ranking, released on Thursday, puts Britain’s University of Oxford at the top of the pile as the world’s best, beating out the likes of Harvard, the Massachusetts […]

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Bill Maher Rips Apple For Releasing New iPhones Every Year

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Bill Maher says that if Apple wants to do something truly innovative, then it should “try not releasing a new phone.” The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host criticized the technology company for bringing out new versions of its smartphones at least once every year, on his show Friday. “Because somebody has to teach Americans […]

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Bill Maher Rips Apple For Releasing New iPhones Every Year

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Bill Maher says that if Apple wants to do something truly innovative, then it should “try not releasing a new phone.” The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host criticized the technology company for bringing out new versions of its smartphones at least once every year, on his show Friday. “Because somebody has to teach Americans […]

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The Week in Quotes

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FIFA.com rounds-up the best quotes from the past week in world football, with sound bites from Falcao, Gary Neville, Carli Lloyd, Walter Mazzarri, Claude Makelele and Wayne Rooney. read more >>> Source:: FIFA.Com

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Facebook Messenger promotes P2P payments (FB)

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This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Payments Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Facebook Messenger is introducing a new function, called “chat assist,” which will use machine learning to prompt users to undertake specific tasks based on what they say in Messenger. For example, when it comes to payments, if […]

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The 10 Ways Tech Is Changing How We Age

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How’s this for a reality check: Ten years ago, MySpace was the top social media site, people turned to Pandora for music and Motorola was the top-selling cellphone. Oh, and there pretty much were no apps for anything, our phones took crappy pictures and Siri wasn’t around to talk to. In 2015, we ran this […]

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If Aliens Call, We Might Not Want To Answer, Says Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking has said it before and he’ll say it again: If extraterrestrials call, do not answer ― at least, not without careful consideration. The renowned theoretical physicists hosts “Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places,” a new short film available on the streaming service Curiosity Stream. The film follows Hawking around the universe as he “travels” in […]