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Apple reportedly paid $20 million for the ‘The Banker,’ its first major movie whose release is now in doubt

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Apple bought “The Banker” for $20 million after watching an eight-minute sizzle reel, according to The New York Times. The movie’s release has been delayed after its real-life subject’s son, Bernard Garrett Jr., was accused by his half sisters of molesting them when they were young. The movie’s filmmakers, cast members, and crew members issued […]

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TikTok’s chief is heading to Washington to defend the video-sharing platform against censorship and privacy concerns as lawsuits and investigations pile up

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TikTok is facing mounting pressure over concerns that it censors content deemed offensive to the Chinese government, accesses users’ data without their consent, and poses a threat to US national security. The Washington Post reported Thursday that TikTok’s chief, Alex Zhu, is planning a visit to Washington, D.C., next week to meet with lawmakers who […]

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Goldman could reportedly settle for less than $2 billion following multiple probes over Malaysian investment fund — and that’s lower than expected

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Goldman Sachs could settle for under $2 billion to resolve US probes into the bank’s involvement with 1MDB, a Malaysian investment fund surrounded by scandals, Bloomberg reported. The sum — which could be between $1.5 billion and $2 billion — is far less than analysts expected, according to Bloomberg. The bank has been subject to […]

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IWG’s CEO told us the flex-office company is taking cues from McDonald’s and betting on explosive franchising growth to get to 30,000 locations

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IWG, a flex-office provider with roughly 3,500 locations in 110 countries, has started to franchise parts of its business this year. The company began by selling its Japanese business to local meeting and event venue operator TKP for around $446 million and singing a franchise agreement. Last month, sold its Swiss business for roughly $121.5 […]

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Learning Environments

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VOA Connect Episode 99 – We look at different educational settings, from Native American studies to training veterans about beekeeping to kids learning how to code. read more >>> Source:: VOANews.Com

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Seeking nominations for the top brands in influencer marketing that are innovating in the space

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Business Insider is launching a list of the top brands in influencer marketing. We want to hear from you on which brands have the most innovative and impactful influencer marketing campaigns. Please submit your ideas through this form by December 13. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories and lists. Ticket-selling service SeatGeek approaches influencer […]

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Nairobi Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

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Kenya’s public prosecutor Noordin Haji on Friday ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of Nairobi County Governor Gideon Mbuvi. He said the governor and nearly a dozen senior Nairobi County officials face charges of unlawful acquisition of public property, money laundering and other economic crimes. According to Haji, investigations by Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission […]

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Pearl Harbor Commemoration Will Go on After Fresh Tragedy

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Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the storied military base. The National […]

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Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’ was completed by only 18% of US viewers who watched it on the first day, but that’s on par with some other Netflix releases

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3.9 million unique viewers in the US watched Netflix’s “The Irishman” in its first day of release, according to Nielsen. But just 18% of viewers actually completed the movie on its first day. 17.1 million unique US viewers watched the movie over its first five days, Nielsen said. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]

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The top 10 categories for sponsored Instagram posts in 2019, 84% of which were produced by women influencers

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Female social-media influencers are dominating sponsored content on Instagram. In a recent report, Klear, an influencer marketing software platform that connects marketers with influencers, studied over 3 million sponsored Instagram sponsored posts worldwide with “#ad” as a hashtag. The company found that in 2019, 84% of sponsored posts on Instagram were created by female influencers. […]

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VOA Our Voices 204: A Seat at the Table

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As countries throughout Africa continue to promote gender parity in politics, this week on #VOAOurVoices we explore how prejudice, bias and patriarchal systems shape the inclusion of women in leadership. Former Tanzanian Ambassador to the U.S. Liberata Mulamula joins our co-hosts Auriane, Hayde and Ayen to share how women can overcome barriers and effectively lead. […]

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Arthur De Haast Named to InterContinental Hotels Group Board

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Arthur de Haast is a Senior Director of JLL, the NYSE-listed professional services firm specialising in real estate and investment management. He will step down from JLL’s Global Capital Markets Board on 31 December 2019, assuming an advisory role as Chairman of JLL’s Capital Markets Advisory Council, in early 2020. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

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The most-viewed creators on YouTube in 2019 include PewDiePie, David Dobrik, and some of your favorite gamers (GOOG, GOOGL)

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YouTube has released its annual end-of-the-year trends and highlights, showcasing the most popular creators and viral videos across the platform in 2019. The most viewed YouTubers this year include some of the most subscribed-to channels, like PewDiePie and Dude Perfect, as well as popular video gamers and international creators. YouTube’s annual year-in-review Rewind video also […]

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US economy smashes forecasts, adds 266,000 jobs in November

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics said 266,000 nonfarm payrolls were created last month, pushing the unemployment rate to a historically low 3.5%. Economists predicted that would help lift payroll gains to 185,000 in November from 128,000 a month earlier. The report came amid concerns that one of the brightest spots in the economy has started […]

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Active Shooter Killed at Naval Air Station Pensacola

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Authorities say an active shooter is dead after opening fire on multiple people Friday at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. Escambia Sheriff’s spokeswoman Amber Southard tells The Associated Press that the shooter is dead. News outlets are reporting that 10 people have been taken to area hospitals. Pensacola Police spokesman Mike Wood has confirmed […]

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A free business development bootcamp backed by Ashton Kutcher accepts only 2.5% of applicants and boasts a 100% job placement rate. Its founders and students describe what it takes to get in and do well.

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Tuition-free SV Academy could be a game-changer for people at a career crossroads, especially immigrants and low-income students. The program prepares people for business development Representative roles at tech companies. Admissions into the three-month program is intensely competitive, with an average of 4,000 applications a month for 100 seats— but once applicants are in, they’re […]

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$200 million finance startup Curve quietly removed its own crowdfunding video after questions about its user numbers

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Buzzy UK finance startup Curve quietly hid an investor Q&A from YouTube after Business Insider raised questions about the the company’s user numbers. Leaked numbers dated from May revealed that only 14% of Curve card owners regularly use its service, suggesting it is considerably less popular among its customers than challenger banks such as Monzo […]

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Peloton’s nightmare before Christmas: $1.5 billion vanished from the stock in 3 days amid holiday ad backlash

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Peloton’s stock plunged 15% in three days this week, wiping more than $1.5 billion from its market capitalization. The connected-fitness startup is facing backlash over a ‘sexist, tone-deaf, and dystopian’ holiday advert. Consumer sentiment can cause “a lot more stock price volatility when there are events that can cause people’s views to move up or […]