UN Climate Talks Produce Draft Text in Final Push

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries produced a draft text Thursday on how to implement the Paris Agreement on combating global warming, but some disputes remain with only one day left before the official end of the conference. The presidency of the climate talks in Katowice, […]

Broadway’s Norm Lewis Records Christmas Album In Divisive Times To Bring ‘Joy’

The “Porgy and Bess” star’s holiday collection makes allusions to climate change and women’s rights. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

The co-founder of $725 million cloud startup Mesosphere is stepping aside as CEO to make way for a Symantec veteran

Mesosphere, most recently valued at $725 million in a funding round this year, is getting a new CEO. Founder Florian Leibert is stepping aside to make way for Mike Fey, most recently COO of Symantec. Leibert had previously announced his intention to find his own […]

Millennials and teens are making Gucci cool again — here’s how the brand nearly doubled its sales in 2018

Gucci nearly doubled its sales in 2018 — and consumers under 35 accounted for 55% of those sales. Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, led the brand in a millennial and teen-friendly direction by showcasing pop culture references and fresh designs. Celebrities like Lil Pump and […]

DJ Khaled’s Miami mansion just hit the market for $8 million and includes a closet that holds up to 500 pairs of sneakers

DJ Khaled‘s waterfront Miami home has been listed for $7.99 million. The waterfront mansion has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an enormous sneaker closet. The home is flush with luxury amenities, including a boat lift, an elevator, a wine cellar, and an outdoor entertaining area. […]

Muslim Student Said College Expelled Her For Wearing A Hijab

“It was pretty intimidating to have to choose the career I’m trying to pursue and do for the rest of my life versus the religion that I’m following,” the student said. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Stocks end mixed and oil rallies

Wall Street closed mixed Thursday amid trade hopes and economic growth concerns. The S&P 500 shed 4.6% last week, the most since March. Watch the major US indexes trade in real time here. Stocks were mixed Thursday as investors weighed optimism for thawing trade tensions […]

Gisele Bündchen Describes Close Call Learning To Fly A Helicopter

The model was 7 months pregnant when she had a startling encounter in the air. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Transat struggles amid rising Canadian competition for sun destinations

Transat A.T. endured a frigid earnings year despite refocusing its sun destinations and beachside resorts as rising jet fuel prices and currency fluctuations reduced the travel company’s profits ahead of the ramp-up of competition from Canadian airlines. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Miss USA Apologizes After Mocking Miss Vietnam For Not Speaking English

Sarah Rose Summers said she “intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters.” read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

There was an all-time high of 495 scripted original TV shows in 2018, as Netflix and other streaming services surge

The number of scripted original shows on online services is now higher than on broadcast or basic cable networks. There were 495 scripted original shows in total in 2018. For the first time ever, the number of scripted original TV shows is higher on streaming […]

Short seller Jim Chanos just revealed how he’s playing Trump’s trade war with China (WYNN, LVS)

Short seller Jim Chanos told CNBC on Thursday that he is betting against the US casino giants that rely heavily on their presence in Macau. Shares of Wynn Resorts, MGM Resorts, and Las Vegas Sands all fell. The three casino giants account for half the […]

Critics sound alarm over proposed oil and gas exploration around Sable Island

A call for energy companies to bid for exploration rights around Nova Scotia’s iconic Sable Island has prompted swift condemnation from a coalition of environmental, fishing and tourism groups. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

U.S. oil prices inch up amid stockpile drop, signs of easing trade tensions

U.S. oil prices inch up amid stockpile drop, signs of easing trade tensions read more >>> Source:: EuroNews.Com

Robinhood’s options trading stopped working, and customers are furious over the money they say they lost

Robinhood faced significant outages with its options trading services Wednesday. Some Robinhood customers attempting to access options trading Wednesday morning received a message stating “Account Deactivated” and were directed to the company’s support email address without given further explanation of the issue. Users turned to […]

Housing demand drops despite falling mortgage rates

CNBC’s Diana Olick reports on the drop in housing demand despite falling mortgage rates. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

Virgin Galactic Rocket Plane Soars to Edge of Space

A tourism spaceship soared to the edge of space Thursday, the first U.S. commercial flight to achieve the feat since the U.S. shuttle program ended in 2011. The Virgin Galactic rocket plane, developed by British billionaire Richard Branson, climbed more than 80 kilometers above Earth, […]

Under Armour’s ‘show me’ story needs to prove itself next year, Morgan Stanley says (UAA)

Under Armour posted disappointing fiscal 2019 guidance at its investor day on Wednesday. The guidance reflected that the company is trying to protect the brand and grow it gradually, CEO Kevin Plank said in an interview with CNBC on Thursday. The 2019 guidance “appears appropriately […]

Accor opens MGallery Hotel de la Coupole in Vietnam

Designed by renowned luxury resort designer Bill Bensley, with sweeping views of Sapa Valley and serene rice paddy fields, the newly opened MGallery Hotel de la Coupole has opened in Vietnam. read more >>> Source:: BreakingTravelNews.Com

Jennifer Lopez’s Dress Is Pink, Totally Outrageous And Perfect

She could barely fit the caped dress into a massive stretch limo. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Social Q’s: If You Can’t Stop Name-Dropping, You’re Not Coming Skiing This Year

A reader’s work spouse has an annoying penchant for embellishing anecdotes about celebrity run-ins. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Audience demand for Netflix originals will soon pass demand for licensed TV shows and movies, and that’s great news for the streaming giant as competition heats up

Audience demand for Netflix Originals will surpass that of licensed titles by October 2019, according to a new report from research firms Parrot Analytics and S&P Global Market Intelligence. Original content is essential as more companies like Disney and AT&T enter the streaming war. Netflix […]

A tour of the Met’s archives and treasures

Euronews goes behind the scenes with Peter Clark, archive director at the Metropolitan Opera of New York, for a tour of the company’s treasures. read more >>> Source:: EuroNews.Com

Six Senses Maxwell Opens in Singapore

Six Senses Maxwell is now open at 2 Cook Street, in the historic Tanjong Pagar district of Singapore, completing the brand’s first ever city hotel project after the opening of sister property Six Senses Duxton, with both locations together comprising Six Senses Singapore. read more […]

BofA has announced updates to its mobile apps (BAC)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence “Payments Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Bank of America (BofA) announced updates to its mobile banking apps, including a redesigned iPad app. The upgrades, which […]

Jerry Seinfeld Says Kevin Hart’s Oscars Withdrawal Is Academy’s Loss

“Find another Kevin Hart, that’s not so easy,” Seinfeld said after his fellow comic stepped down as Oscar host amid an outcry over old homophobic tweets. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

How to live longer – the six foods you should add to your dinner to avoid death

HOW to live longer: Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of an early death by eating these foods for dinner regularly. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Taylor Swift Used Facial-Recognition Tech On Unknowing Fans To Find Stalkers

The pop star reportedly used a high-tech security system at the Rose Bowl to keep her safe. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Jake Johnson on why he was paranoid he’d be fired from ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and the sweet moments with kids that made him realize he’s a worthy Peter Parker

Jake Johnson is the voice of Peter Parker in the Sony animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” He spoke to Business Insider about the fear he had for over a year while working on the movie that he would be replaced by a bigger-name actor. […]

Toronto market edges lower, U.S. stocks mixed; loonie slips lower

Canada’s main stock index crept lower in late-morning trading as strength in the consumer staples sector was more than offset by weakness in the health care group, which includes the big marijuana companies. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

What are the commonalities behind the great images that can make or break your property? read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

A Silicon Valley startup with 20 patents under its belt just raised $400 million from SoftBank and Goldman Sachs to make materials from living things

On Thursday, Silicon Valley-based synthetic biology company Zymergen announced a mammoth funding round of $400 million. It’s one of the largest biotech raises in history. With financing from SoftBank Vision Fund and Goldman Sachs, the fresh infusion of cash brings the startup to the forefront […]

‘Green Book’ Is As Disappointing As It Is Tone-Deaf On Race

However well-meaning, the road trip movie starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen has less to say than it thinks. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Homebuilders are not getting a bump from lower mortgage rates

Mortgage applications to purchase a newly built home dropped 11 percent in November, annually, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. MBA economists predict that sales of newly built homes in November fell 5 percent annually. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

Mark Carlson Is Using Tech To Open Doors For Kids With Special Needs

At CCCBSD, caring teachers help children with special needs gain access to the rich academic environment they need. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Best supplements for the heart – the 3p a day capsules to avoid ‘sudden cardiac death’

SUPPLEMENTS could be used to improve heart health, as well as to lower the risk of heart disease symptoms. Asking these cheap capsules to your diet every day could help to prevent high blood pressure and strokes. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Meliá Hotels International has officially opened the Gran Meliá Iguazu, the only hotel on the Argentine side of Iguazu National Park, considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Apple threw shade at Amazon ‘HQ2’ calling it a ‘beauty contest,’ but then it did the exact same thing (AAPL, AMZN)

Apple announced a new campus in Austin, Texas that will support 5,000 employees. Unlike Amazon’s HQ2 process, Apple stayed quiet during the selection process, and CEO Tim Cook said he didn’t want it to be a “beauty contest.” But ultimately Apple did the same thing […]

Divorce can result in battles over efforts to alter spousal agreements

The former New York City mayor’s efforts to cut spousal support to one of his ex-wives because his income shrunk this year has sparked some interest among older divorcees facing similar battles, says a Toronto family lawyer. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

The creators of ‘Fortnite’ just unveiled an ambitious plan to make PlayStation and Xbox work together, whether they like or not

“Fortnite” is one of very few games that can be played across competing platforms — players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android all play together. The company behind “Fortnite,” Epic Games, is making a major move to bring that […]

A Time for Light — Stand For Diversity In The Face Of Darkness

“The time is now for business leaders to step up and take action — this is our responsibility.” read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Lack of evidence for teething gels, medicines regulator says

Parents are advised to massage their child’s gums or use a teething ring before trying the gels. read more >>> Source:: BBC

General Electric is soaring after JPMorgan upgrades it for the first time in 2.5 years (GE)

JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa, a long-term bear on General Electric, gave a rare upgrade on the stock’s rating Thursday. Tusa noted the iconic industrial giant now has a more “balanced risk reward at current levels.” On Thursday, GE said its digital unit would sell a […]

Trump Impersonator Gives Impromptu Interview That’s As Bonkers As The Real Thing

Anthony Atamanuik went off on wild tangents in typical Trump style during the sit-down with “Late Night” host Seth Meyers. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Diabetes type 2 warning – does your breath have this ‘unusual’ sweet smell?

DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, passing more urine than normal, and feeling very thirsty. You could also be at risk of high blood sugar signs if your breath has this “unusual” smell. Bad breath causes, and its link to diabetes, revealed. read more […]

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