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A$AP Rocky Convicted of Assault in Sweden

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A court in Sweden has found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault but he will not serve any more jail time. The court on Wednesday gave the rapper a suspended sentence. A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was arrested with three members of his team after a fight that took place in […]

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14 Netflix original comedies that are better than ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ according to critics

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The final season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” received rave reviews last month. But the long-running series isn’t Netflix’s best comedy, according to Rotten Tomatoes critic scores. We ranked 14 that had higher ratings than “Orange,” including “Big Mouth” and “American Vandal.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Netflix’s long-running prison dramedy […]

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WEBINAR: We take you inside the WeWork S-1 ahead of its IPO

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WeWork just filed for its highly anticipated S-1 on Wednesday, providing the first in-depth look at the controversial coworking company’s financials. It’ll be the most highly valued startup to go public since Uber in May. But that may give investors pause. Uber — as well as Lyft and Slack, the other giant startups that debuted […]

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Ex-Treasury Chief: Boris Johnson Wrecking Brexit Deal Chance

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The man who was Britain’s top finance official until three weeks ago accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government on Wednesday of steering the country toward a damaging no-deal Brexit that isn’t backed by Parliament or the voters. Philip Hammond, a Conservative legislator who stepped down as Treasury chief just before Johnson became prime minister […]

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Five Decades Post-Woodstock, Extracting Legacy from Myth

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A generation-defining political statement, an epiphany of peace, three chaotic days that altered music history — the tropes of Woodstock are many, sometimes muddying meaning with myth. The festival carries significant cultural weight, but decades of rehashing its legend through the lens of nostalgia can leave the legacy of half a million youths partying in […]

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What it’s like to launch a hedge fund when even the biggest managers are struggling and long-short equity is a ‘dirty word’

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Launching a hedge fund in 2019 hasn’t been easy, and several people who are either raising capital or have recently launched gave us an inside look at the process. More funds have been liquidated instead of launching, and even the biggest funds are struggling to keep assets right now. “General long-short equity can kind of […]

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Stocks are plunging as traders brace for a German recession and global turmoil as US-China trade war continues

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European equities and US futures dropped on Thursday, fueled by rising fears of a German recession and worrisome developments across Hong Kong, Italy, and Argentina. Asian markets rallied earlier on renewed hopes for an end to the US-China trade war. “The delay to tariffs looks more like a temporary reprieve for domestic reasons rather than […]

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Trump Criticizes China’s Stance on Trade, But Not on Hong Kong

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U.S. President Donald Trump attacked China’s trade and financial policies, but refused to criticize Beijing’s pressure on Hong Kong. In a speech Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Trump said China has manipulated the World Trade Organization and the Chinese currency to its advantage. But he said tensions between Beijing and Hong Kong are to be resolved between […]

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Swiss-Belhotel International seeks Vietnam expansion

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Swiss-Belhotel International has revealed plans for a major expansion of its hotel collection in Vietnam. At present, the group operates one hotel in Vietnam, Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam, an upscale retreat in the country’s Central Highlands, not far from Da Lat. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

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Guaido Warns Venezuela’s Maduro Over Moves to Advance Legislative Elections

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Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido warned President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday that any attempts to bring forward parliamentary elections would end in “disaster” for the government. Elections to renew the National Assembly, the only branch of government under opposition control, are set for December 2020. But the Constituent Assembly, a rival body created by the […]

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Kashmir’s Main City a Maze of Razor Wire and Steel Barriers

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The main city in the India-administered part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has turned into a vast maze of razor wire coils and steel barricades as drones and helicopters hover overhead. Wearing flak jackets and riot gear, paramilitary soldiers carry automatic rifles and shotguns to control the network of checkpoints and barricades across […]

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Students, Teachers Protest Budget Cuts in Brazil

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Thousands of students and teachers have protested federal cuts in education spending in gatherings across Brazil. Union leaders called for a strike Tuesday in the education sector, denouncing funding cuts from elementary schools to higher public education and plans to open federal universities to private investment. The government says it is implementing the cuts across […]

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UN Urges Reluctant EU Nations to Help Stranded Migrants

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The United Nations refugee agency urgently appealed to European governments Tuesday to let two migrant rescue ships disembark more than 500 passengers who remain stranded at sea as countries bicker over who should take responsibility for them. The people rescued while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa are on ships chartered by […]

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Silicon Valley’s most famous startup accelerator has a lot of participants who have already done the program. Tech founders share why they rejoined Y Combinator even after launching successful startups.

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Y Combinator, the famed startup accelerator founded by Silicon Valley icon Paul Graham, will host its first multi-day Demo Day in San Francisco on August 19 and 20. With this year’s Demo Day, 150 founders have returned to Y Combinator at least once to launch a new startup, and the Summer 2019 batch includes 10 […]