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The millennial CEO at the head of one of the most controversial luxury watch brands in the world credits his success to two key factors: passion and luck

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Romain Jerome is a young Swiss luxury watch brand that has stirred controversy in recent years, particularly with its release of a watch collection called “Titanic DNA,” which used actual material from the famous sunken wreck melted together with other metal in the bezel. In 2018, 32-year-old Marco Tedeschi, previously a regional director at Hublot, […]

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Dozens Dead after Typhoon Hagibis Hits Central and Eastern Japan

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Rescue crews in Japan are digging through mudslides and scouring areas near swollen rivers as they look for victims of Typhoon Hagibis, which left dozens of people dead and caused widspread damage in the country’s central and northern regions. The typhoon, which made landfall on Saturday, also caused flooding that left some roads submerged with […]

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‘Bombshell,’ the movie about the Fox News women who spoke out against Roger Ailes, is getting Oscar buzz after its first screening

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“Bombshell,” the drama about the female employees who spoke out about Fox News boss Roger Ailes before his fall, screened for the first time Sunday. Critics called the film “empowering” and predicted stars like Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, and John Lithgow could win Oscars for their performances. We rounded up what critics and […]

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Warren Joins Buttigieg in Nixing Threat to Church Tax Status

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Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign says she would not seek to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches or other religious entities that decline to perform same-sex marriages. The Massachusetts Democrat’s campaign spokeswoman addressed the issue after former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said religious institutions should lose their tax exemption for opposing same-sex marriage – drawing criticism […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator has joined the cast of ‘Mortal Kombat 11,’ and it’s just as wild as you’d imagine

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The T-800 Terminator is the latest downloadable character to join the cast of “Mortal Kombat 11.” Arnold Schwarzenegger approved the use of his likeness for the game and selected the Terminator’s voice actor himself. The Terminator’s guest appearance includes tons of references to the blockbuster movie franchise, including his metallic endoskeleton. Previous “Mortal Kombat” games […]

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Here’s why Morgan Stanley thinks the recent trade-war breakthrough could lead overconfident traders into a late-2018-style market meltdown

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Mike Wilson, Morgan Stanley’s chief US equity strategist, says the recent US-China “trade truce” doesn’t change the direction of the economy and could set the market up for failure. Wilson argues that stocks are positioned for a repeat of last December’s steep selloff. While stocks rallied on renewed hopes for an end to the trade […]

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Blizzard broke its silence to say China didn’t influence its decision to ban a professional gamer from Hong Kong, but fans aren’t buying it

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Blizzard Entertainment President J. Allen Brack said the company’s relationships in China were not a factor in the decision to punish Blitzchung, a professional gamer who spoke out in support of the Hong Kong protests during a Blizzard-sponsored event. Fans accused Blizzard of attempting to censor Blitzchung to protect its business interests in China, but […]

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Trump Calls for Spicer Votes on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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President Donald Trump is trying to influence votes on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” Trump on Monday tweeted that viewers should vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The president called Spicer a “good guy” and wrote “he has always been there for us!” Spicer tweeted his thanks with instructions on how viewers […]

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Facebook made the unusual decision to push back directly at Elizabeth Warren and her criticism of the company, but its attempt to defend itself backfired spectacularly

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Facebook allows politicians to run ads that are not subject to third-party fact-checking, and drew ire after running ads from the Trump campaign that made false claims about candidate Joe Biden. To draw attention to this policy, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren intentionally ran ads with misinformation on the platform. Facebook then made the unusual […]

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Dangerous Search on For 1 Missing After Hotel Collapse

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Rescue workers and search dogs are gingerly moving through a dangerously unstable building in New Orleans that partially collapsed over the weekend. They were looking Monday for the only person still unaccounted for following Saturday’s disaster at a hotel under construction at the edge of the French Quarter. Two people died in the collapse. More […]

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A real-estate billionaire who was the first in his family to attend college just pledged $100 million to fund scholarships for first-generation students at his alma mater, UVA

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Billionaire real-estate developer David Walentas just pledged to donate $100 million to his alma mater, the University of Virginia, to fund scholarships for first-generation students. The gift will cover UVA’s $44,724 tuition for 60 first-generation students from Rochester, New York; New York City; or the Commonwealth of Virginia beginning in 2022, the school said in […]

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The 10 most impactful slides from Netflix’s groundbreaking culture deck that experts say still hold up 10 years after its debut (NFLX)

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings first publicly released his company’s culture deck in 2009. In more than 120 slides, Netflix broke down its management and cultural philosophy to prepare potential recruits for what it would be like to work with the then DVD-by-mail operation. The company regularly updates its cultural philosophy in a memo on its […]

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The Radisson Blu Hotel Kyiv Reopens

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Radisson Blu announced the reopening of a Kyiv legend following its complete refurbishment. With 254 newly renovated guest rooms, a conference area, lobby and lobby bar, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv near Golden Gate in Ukraine’s capital has undergone a remarkable transformation. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

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Libyan Officials: Airstrike Kills Four Civilians in Tripoli

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Libyan health authorities say an airstrike has slammed into a house in the capital, Tripoli, killing at least four people and wounding four others, including a child. Tripoli has been the scene of fighting between rival militias since April. The U.N.-supported but weak government holds the capital, while forces associated with Gen. Khalifa Hifter are […]

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Taika Waititi explains the origins of his Oscar contender ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ why he ended up playing Hitler, and what it was like directing in costume

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Taika Waititi spoke with Business Insider about his acclaimed Nazi satire, “Jojo Rabbit.” Waititi wrote and directed the movie, and also stars as an imaginary Adolf Hitler who the main character talks to. Waititi said the first draft of the script was more dramatic and didn’t include the Hitler character. Almost five years after Waititi […]

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Iran’s Guard Says it Detained Paris-based Exiled Journalist

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Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says it has arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017. The Guard and a later announcement on state television on Monday did not explain how authorities detained Ruhollah Zam. Zam had been living in exile in […]

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Martin Scorsese doubled down on his Marvel criticism and called movie theaters ‘amusement parks’

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Martin Scorsese doubled down on his comments about Marvel movies from earlier this month, when he said they were “not cinema.” Scorsese compared movie theaters to “amusement parks” over the weekend and said they need to “step up and show films that are narrative films.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Martin Scorsese, the […]

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Nobel laureate Robert Shiller unloads on market excesses, plus an exclusive chat with the ‘Warren Buffett of bonds’

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Dear Readers, If you’re worried about near-record-low Treasury yields and what they say about the health of the global economy, you’re hardly alone. As it turns out, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller — who successfully predicted the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s and the housing bubble of the mid-2000s — is also perturbed by […]