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UN Experts: ‘Brutal’ Prison Conditions Killed Egyptian Ex-President

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U.N. rights experts say Egypt’s ex-President Mohamed Morsi endured “brutal” prison conditions that contributed to his death in custody. They also warn that thousands more prisoners are “at severe risk” from “gross violations” in Egyptian prisons. Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was from the Islamist, now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He was ousted by the […]

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Using points or miles for holiday travel can be tricky, but 5 strategies can help you stretch your rewards as far as they can go

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Limited award availability among hotel and airline programs can make travel over the holidays a challenge. Having some flexible travel rewards points, such as the points you earn with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card, can make the process easier, since you can redeem your rewards in more […]

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Barneys shutting down is ‘surreal’ but ‘not surprising,’ says the millennial CEO at the head of a luxury eyewear brand that Jeff Bezos and Brad Pitt have been spotted wearing

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Garrett Leight, the founder, CEO, and Creative Director of luxury eyewear company Garrett Leight California Optics, used to sell his products in Barneys. Barneys was one of his first introductions to the mass retail market, and Leight said it was “surreal” that the retailer was closing down. But at the same time, Leight said he […]

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Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a plan to save US healthcare and it involves a whole lot of data

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Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, outlined his vision for the future of healthcare recently on the podcast “Theory and Practice” which focuses on the intersection of biology and computer science. Schmidt believes accessing larger amounts of data will lead to better healthcare outcomes. More electronic health and medical records (EHR/EMR) will be stored […]

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A Brooklyn comic store inspired by ‘Fortnite’ is delivering a new kind of experience for kids at a time when comic shops need to adapt to survive

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Joe Einhorn opened Loot, a kid-friendly comic book store, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens in July. The store makes most of its money from memberships; for $30 a month, kids can rent an unlimited number of comics, one at a time, from the store’s collection of 5,000. Einhorn said he wanted to open […]

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Robinhood’s ‘infinite money’ glitch has reportedly drawn regulatory scrutiny — and the company could be fined

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Robinhood’s “infinite leverage” glitch has placed the company back under regulator scrutiny, which could result in a fine, Bloomberg reported Thursday. One person on the WallStreetBets sub-Reddit — the forum where much of the discussion around the glitch has taken place — described the bug as an “infinite money cheat code.” The Securities and Exchange […]

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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has reportedly raised $400 million from Saudi Arabia for a new startup. Here’s how he spends his $3.2 billion fortune, from a $36.4 million penthouse to a year-long trip around the world. (UBER)

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Travis Kalanick, Uber’s ousted founder, will soon be in direct competition with his previous company after raising $400 million from Saudi Arabia for his new food-delivery startup, according to The Wall Street Journal. Travis Kalanick‘s net worth is $3.2 billion, according to Forbes. Kalanick keeps his personal life fairly under wraps, but he spends much […]

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Razer made a $100 controller that lets you use your phone like a Nintendo Switch, but the best feature only works with certain devices

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The Razer Junglecat is a $99 wireless controller that can turn an Android phone into a portable video game console. The Junglecat functions as a standard controller for PC computers and Android, but you can use the included case to split the Junglecat and attach the controls to the sides of your phone. The Junglecat […]

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Juul Halts Sales of Mint, Its Top-Selling E-Cigarette Flavor

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Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. The voluntary step comes days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high schoolers who use e-cigarettes and that many prefer mint. “These results are unacceptable […]

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The new Chevy Corvette will be taking on all these mid-engine supercars — mostly for a much a lower price tag

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The eighth-generation Chevy Corvette debuted with a much-anticipated mid-engine design. But the new Corvette Stingray also arrived with a stunning price tag, just under $60,000. Most of the world’s mid-engine supercars cost much, much more. Here’s a rundown of the Vette’s competition, from Ferrari to Lamborghini to McLaren to Porsche. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]

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People Puzzled by Peculiar Texts, and No One Can Say Why

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If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren’t alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America’s phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn’t talked to each other in months were jolted into chatting. Others briefly panicked. The […]

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Kim Kardashian said Kanye West was the ‘ghost creative director’ of the shapewear brand she launched in September and that he held a 2-hour meeting about product’s packaging

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Kanye West was the “ghost creative director” of his wife Kim Kardashian West‘s shapewear line SKIMS, Kardashian West said during an interview with New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin Wednesday. West drew the brand’s logo, hired photographers, helped select models, and held a two-hour-long meeting with staff over the product’s packaging, Kardashian West said […]

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New Report on Branded Residences Highlights the Importance of Differentiation: ‘Tthe Most Vital Challenge for the Sector.’

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Since the first edition of ‘Branded Residences: An Overview’ was published in 2016, it has become established as an industry ‘go to’ report. With 56-pages featuring expert insights, opinion and latest data from industry leaders across the globe, the new 3rd edition presents the most comprehensive study of this thriving sector. Free download at www.gagms.com. […]

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Rajat Gupta is out of jail but still has some high-profile grudges. The ex-McKinsey head’s book reveals his beefs with Lloyd Blankfein and Preet Bharara and celebrates his former life among the global elite.

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Former McKinsey leader Rajat Gupta was one of the biggest names facing criminal prosecution following the global financial crisis, as he was tied to billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam’s insider trading case. In a book released earlier this year, Gupta still proclaims his innocence, blaming his conviction on the political environment in the country […]