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Trump Touts US Economy in Davos as Impeachment Trial Begins

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At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday touted what he called an economic boom in the United States and also addressed the issue of climate change. But Trump could not escape scrutiny about his own impeachment trial that began in Washington in the U.S. Senate. White House Correspondent […]

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US Urges China to Join Nuclear Arms Talks With Russia

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The United States urged China on Tuesday to join trilateral nuclear arms talks with Moscow, calling Beijing’s secrecy around growing stockpiles a “serious threat to strategic stability.” U.S. President Donald Trump said last year he had discussed a new accord on limiting nuclear arms with Russian President Vladimir Putin and hoped to extend that to […]

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Brazilian Prosecutors Accuse Glenn Greenwald in Hacking Case

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Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday accused U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald of involvement in hacking the phones of officials involved in a corruption investigation, but said court rulings protecting free speech prevent them from bringing charges. A prosecutor in the Federal District, Wellington Divino Marques de Oliveira, said the journalist helped a group of six people who […]

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Beyond the sign-up bonus and rewards, 5 benefits make the Chase Sapphire Preferred one of the most valuable travel cards

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card has a great sign-up bonus and earns valuable rewards points, but there are many additional benefits worth knowing about. The card includes travel and purchase protections that can save you money or make travel challenges more comfortable. If you have a cash-back card from Chase in addition to the Chase […]

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A pair of 30-year-old video producers blew up on TikTok and are charging brands thousands of dollars for sponsored posts

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When Greg Auerbach and his childhood friend Nate Twer discovered they could earn a living from sponsored posts on TikTok, they refocused their video production company from shooting local commercials to making videos for the app. Auerbach’s TikTok account, GregTube, which he launched in July, has 590,000 followers and 13.7 million likes. Auerbach said they […]

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The 23 biggest Oscar upsets of all time, ranked

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Some of the fun of watching the Academy Awards is seeing the surprise wins. There have been numerous over the decades and we have ranked the most shocking upsets. The 92nd Academy Awards air on February 9 on ABC. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Regardless if you love watching the Oscars or love […]

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Warren Buffett tops list of America’s biggest givers after donating nearly $15 billion in 5 years

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Warren Buffett topped the list of America’s biggest givers after donating almost $15 billion to charitable causes between 2014 and 2018. The famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway boss led the pack in all five years, primarily giving to causes chosen by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. The high-profile philanthropist couple ranked second after Buffett, […]

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Chapter Four – The Pencil – By David Lund

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The week after the summit was a bit of a blur for me. Several requests for interviews, all declined. Our public relations manager handled these with a simple story the flag mishap was a mistake given the procurement of new flags and the innocent mix up of which ones go where. Not our finest hour […]

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Thai Officials Meet with Major Southern Insurgent Group

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Officials from Thailand have held their first formal meeting in recent years with Muslim separatists from southern Thailand belonging to the Barisan Revolusi Nasional Melayu Patani, or BRN, the major rebel group operating in the area., officials said Tuesday. Talks have been held for several years under the auspices of the Malaysian government between Thai […]

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US Supreme Court Declines to Fast-Track Obamacare Appeal

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states to fast-track consideration of their appeal seeking a definitive ruling that the Obamacare healthcare law does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The brief order means that the court, even if decides to take up the case […]