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Weekend Roundup: Why New Talks With North Korea Are In The Cards

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North Korea’s recent launch of a missile it claims is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead — and its possible role in intercontinental cyberattacks — have upped the stakes in what is already arguably the most dangerous global crisis. Paradoxically, Pyongyang’s heightened provocations, combined with the limited arsenal of tenable responses by the international community, […]

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A lot of top-producing farmers are getting older — and it presents an opportunity for big-money investors

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For many investors focused on income-generating opportunities, fixed income and dividend-paying equities might be the first investments that come to mind. However, when thinking more broadly about how to generate income in a portfolio, one asset class that shouldn’t be overlooked is real assets. Real assets are defined as investments that are valued on the […]

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Mom And Son Inspire Thousands With Creative Graduation Photo

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A memorable photo taken this month has not only highlighted a mother’s accomplishments, but her son’s love for her. Brittney Brooks graduated with her MBA from the University of Maryland University College on May 13. At lunch after her graduation, she took a now-viral photo with her son, 4-year-old Mason, while holding a sign that […]

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Of Course ‘Wonder Woman’ Is Feminist

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Per new tradition anytime Hollywood produces stories about women, we must contend with the question: Is it feminist? Yes, said Emma Watson, before Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” debuted in March. Yes, said Elisabeth Moss, when “The Handmaid’s Tale” was released on Hulu in April. And now, yes, says Gal Gadot, ahead of the […]

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They’re calling it ‘The Sheen Effect’

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They’re calling it the “Sheen Effect.” The week actor Charlie Sheen went on NBC’s “Today” show to confirm rumors that he was HIV-positive, sales of at-home test kits for the virus rose 95%. That’s according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California and San Diego State University, which also found […]

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What you need to know on Wall Street today

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Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider’s summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Following the 2008 mortgage crisis, the biggest financial institutions in the country were given a light tap on the wrist in fines and penalties. None were brought to criminal court. But that wasn’t the case for a small, family-owned […]

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Town Talk: Combined Face The World Today galas benefit disadvantaged women and children

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NEW FACES: Primed with bottomless Taittinger champagne, the 300 or so $2,000-a-ticket folk in a tented University District tennis court began their Hawksworth-catered dinner with the Happy Birthday song. CTV News co-anchor Mike Killeen led them through it to acknowledge convener Jacqui Cohen’s day-earlier 64th. Reportedly raising $925,000, the event formally merged the Face The […]

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Midnight Oil to play BMO Centre Sept. 2

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A reunited Midnight Oil has added a Calgary date to its 2017 tour. The politically charged Australian band will play the BMO Centre on Sept. 2. The band is about to play sold-out dates in Toronto and Vancouver. Midnight Oil reunited after a 15-year hiatus as lead singer Peter Garrett pursued a career in politics. […]

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No Excuse Teaching

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This past summer — amid the contentious presidential campaign, all the lies and all the disappointments of a choice between such flawed candidates — my son and I were arguing about the viability of those running for third parties. He found my alleged pragmatism frustrating. Then he blamed the whole mess on the sorry state […]

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Buying Tesla stock is like buying a call option on Elon Musk

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Tesla was downgraded from “overweight” to “equal-weight” by notorious Tesla bull Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley. Business Insider global editor-in-chief and CEO Henry Blodget dives deep into his assumptions to determine how realistic his price targets are. Join the conversation about this story » read more >>> Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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Avani Hotels to debut in New Zealand with Auckland property

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Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the acquisition of the Metro Suites business in Auckland, New Zealand. In a deal worth over NZD11 million, the Metro Suites business currently operates in the luxury 40-storey tower and will be transformed through a major room refurbishment programme. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

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PAUL RYAN: Trump ‘clearly did have a bad 2 weeks’

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, while acknowledging President Donald Trump’s “bad two weeks,” is still penciling in a massive tax reform in 2017 despite the troubles roiling the White House. Appearing on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show Friday, Ryan was asked about the week’s developments — including Trump revealing classified information to Russian government officials, […]

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Yemen Cholera Outbreak Could Reach 300,000

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Yemen could see as many as 250,000 new cases of cholera within six months, in addition to 50,000 already reported, the World Health Organization said Friday. “The speed of the resurgence of this cholera epidemic is unprecedented,” Nevio Zagaria, WHO country representative for Yemen, told reporters during a conference call on Friday. He said the […]