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Kathie Lee Gifford’s daughter, Cassidy, is engaged to Ben Wierda
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Yes, pregnancy can cause acne. Here's when you will breakout the worst and how to treat it
frank60/Shutterstock Pregnancy acne can start anytime, but you're most likely to breakout the worst during your third trimester. If you had a history of severe acne before you became pregnant, then you have a higher risk of breaking out during pregnancy. If you want to treat your acne while you're still pregnant, discuss any and all options with your obstetrician first. This article was reviewed by Karen Duncan, MD, who is an assistant professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. That coveted "pregnancy glow" may just be oily skin or a sign of an impending breakout. There's no one culprit to blame for what causes acne when you're pregnant, but dermatologists think that part of it has a lot to do with the same reason teenagers breakout: hormones. In particular, a type of hormone called androgens.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:Can dogs sense pregnancy? Research doesn't have a definite answerA model didn't realize she was pregnant until she was giving birth, but 'cryptic pregnancies' happen more often than you might thinkYou can't sweat out a cold, and trying to could make it harder for you to recover
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Woman Who Got Entire Plane to Do a Festive Dance to Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ Is a Travel Icon
A woman got an entire plane full of passengers to make air travel more interesting by leading the whole group in a performance of a choreographed routine to Wham’s seasonal hit “Last Christmas.” In a viral video, passengers on the flight can be seen fully committing to some excellent hand moves with the utmost panache.…
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What to know about the week 2 impeachment witnesses
Eight current or former Trump officials will testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump
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Mitch Trubisky’s disastrous season got sadder on Sunday night
After 58 mostly dispiriting minutes for the Bears offense, Mitch Trubisky was sent to the bench. NBC’s coverage included coach Matt Nagy huddling tightly with the Bears’ beleaguered third-year quarterback. seemingly explaining his decision to sit him in what would be a 17-7 loss to the Rams. Nagy and Trubisky would say afterwards that it...
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Trump says he will ‘strongly consider’ testifying at impeachment hearings
President Trump on Monday insisted he would “strongly consider” testifying at the impeachment hearings. Trump made the suggestion during a tweet attack on “Crazy, Do Nothing” House Speaker “Nervous Nancy Pelosi,” who challenged him to testify in interviews Sunday. “She also said I could do it in writing,” Trump said, calling the inquiry the “phony...
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Even a ceasefire in the US-China trade war might not be enough to spark corporate spending, analyst says
Reuters A ceasefire in the trade spat between the US and China might not be enough to spur a rebound in corporate spending, Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned in a note on November 15.  Businesses that have already pulled back on spending are likely wary of any deal because the original drivers of the trade war remain, the firm said.  According to BAML, the trade war has been an ongoing attempt to shrink the US trade deficit, but the effort has made little progress toward that goal.  Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. A US-China trade deal might not be enough to spark a recovery in corporate spending, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  The original drivers of the trade war remain despite the two sides inching closer to some form of a deal in recent weeks, the firm's analysts wrote Friday.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Alaskan city sees heat and snowfall records in single dayTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsUber's cofounders are starting to cash out. Here's the pitch deck they created back in 2008, way before the company was a $45 billion ride-hailing giant.
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Guide to streaming: from Disney+ to NBA League Pass and Crunchyroll
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The best streaming service for your buck Continue reading…
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UK politicians call on Prince Andrew to give Jeffrey Epstein evidence to FBI
Prince Andrew is facing mounting political pressure to turn over evidence to US investigators related to his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Amid a huge backlash over his “car crash” BBC interview, a series of top UK politicians declared it time for the 59-year-old British royal to testify under oath to the FBI. “I...
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Now de-cluttering queen Marie Kondo wants to sell you stuff
First, she came for your clutter — now she wants to sell you housewares. Marie Kondo — who became a pop culture sensation with a series of books, YouTube tutorials and her hit “Tidying Up” Netflix series — launched an online shop Monday where you can stock up on candles, linen robes, kitchen and bath...
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Democrats Can't Fight Trumpism Without Fighting Billionaires
Deval Patrick is in. The former Massachusetts governor, responding to the fears of the Democratic establishment that the party’s aspirants are too left wing and that its moderate standard bearer, Joe Biden, is not up to the task of defeating Donald Trump, announced his candidacy for president in a video Thursday.After filing for the primary in New Hampshire, Patrick told reporters that "I think we have to be about how we bring people in, how we bring people along, and how we yield to the possibility that somebody else or even some of the party may have a good idea, as good or better than our own … That's the kind of leadership I have brought to settings in the private sector and the public sector, the kind of leadership I want to bring right now."But perhaps the most telling of Patrick’s remarks Thursday came later. "I don't think that wealth is the problem,” he said. “I think greed is the problem.”Patrick joined Bain Capital, the private-equity firm co-founded by the 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after he left politics. He fulfills the hopes of those members of the Democratic establishment seeking a post-racial unifier who, unlike Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, isn’t inclined to soak the rich. But Patrick’s claim that America’s divisions are unconnected to levels of income inequality unseen since the Gilded Age is profoundly naive. Partisan polarization, and the vitriol that accompanies it, is closely tied to the politics of artificial scarcity that entrenched concentrations of wealth create.In the December issue of The Atlantic, I wrote about how the yearning for reconciliation and an end to conflict between Northern and Southern whites after the Civil War paved the way for a retreat from the all-too brief attempt to create a multiracial democracy known as Reconstruction. After the Republicans abandoned their black constituency in the South, it would be another century before America committed to equal rights for all. As the historian David Blight has documented, a bipartisan commitment to white supremacy would cement sectional reunion.But if white supremacy provided the adhesive, economic factors would provide the incentive. At the close of the Civil War, the Republican Party functioned as an uneasy multiracial coalition between moderates and conservatives committed to a pro-capitalist Free Labor ideology; proto-progressives like Thaddeus Stevens, who sought an activist state to even the playing field between the haves and have nots; and black workers in the South who understood that implacable white opposition to their rights could not be ameliorated without government intervention.By 1872, many conservatives and moderates had already turned against Reconstruction, concluding that it had mistakenly placed ignorant freedmen with no understanding of liberty and self-government at the helm of corrupt southern governments. These Republicans backed the Liberal Republican Horace Greeley’s candidacy for president against incumbent Republican President Ulysses Grant, having come to believe, as the historian Heather Cox Richardson put it in Death of Reconstruction, “disaffected African-American workers were trying to control the government in order to gain through legislation what others had earned through hard work.”The Panic of 1873 would only exacerbate those fears. Although Grant prevailed in 1872, the Liberal Republican case against Reconstruction had gravely weakened Northern white support for the project. And although slavery was an anathema to the Free Labor ideal, so too were northern workers’ increasingly loud demands for income redistribution and economic regulation. That growing fear of, and contempt for, northern workers fit neatly with the belief that Reconstruction had gone too far. “Class and racial prejudices reinforced one another,” the historian Eric Foner wrote in Reconstruction, “as the reformers’ concern with distancing themselves from the lower orders at home went hand in hand with a growing insensitivity to the egalitarian aspirations of the former slaves.”The Panic of 1873 and the subsequent economic collapse not only led to the Democrats seizing the House for the first time since the Civil War, it produced a growing labor radicalism that confirmed moderate and conservative Republicans’ fear that democracy itself was threatened by the unwashed masses using government to take what their betters had earned.Just as the 2008 recession ushered in the election of the first black president, a subsequent white backlash, and a rebirth of left wing populism led by figures like Warren and Sanders, the economic hardships of the late 1870s inspired both worker activism and racist retrenchment. In times of economic hardship, it was not a difficult matter to discredit Reconstruction as an attempt to raise ignorant black laborers above white men who were entrepreneurial, responsible, and refined. Nor was it difficult to justify government intervention on behalf of big business while condemning such intervention on behalf of workers. The rich, after all, had earned it, or they wouldn’t be rich.Foner documents how former anti-slavery figures like Horace White of the Chicago Tribune “condemned agrarian and labor organizations for initiating ‘a communistic war upon vested rights and property,’ and insisted that universal suffrage had ‘cheapened the ballot’ by throwing political power into the hands of those influenced by the ‘harangues of demagogues.’” Anti-slavery publications like The Nation linked the Northern poor and Southern freedmen as members of a dangerous new ‘proletariat’ as different ‘from the population by which the Republic was founded, as if they belonged to a foreign nation.’” With Reconstruction ended, capital took advantage of the stability of its aftermath to expand convict leasing, a new regime of forced labor white southerners would impose to replace slavery and keep the region’s black labor force captive and suboordinate. Big industries—lumber, railroads, mining, and others—would take eager advantage of this system of neo-slavery to boost their profit margins.The end of Reconstruction coincided with the Republican retreat from civil rights. But that retreat was precipitated by deep-seated fears over workers north and south seeking labor reform, income redistribution, and regulation of industry. “The South sensed the willingness of Big Business, threatened by liberal revolt, labor upheaval and state interference, to make new alliance with organized Southern capital if assured that the tariff, banks and national debt, and above all, the new freedom of corporations, wouldnot be subjected to mass attack,” wrote W.E.B. Du Bois in Black Reconstruction. “Such a double bargain was more than agreeable to Southern leaders.” Racism not only threatens democracy and prosperity, it accrues tremendous benefits for those already leading lives of plenty.America’s political parties are now as polarized as they were at the end of Reconstruction. And just as at the end of Reconstruction, a multiracial party whose ranks include both frustrated workers and wealthy capitalists finds itself at a crossroads, with no certain options for healing the nation’s divides or its own. As ever, America’s gilded class regards the possibility of higher taxes and redistribution as a greater threat than a resurgent racist authoritarianism that imperils America’s still-young experiment in multiracial democracy. The latter, after all, does not jeopardize their profits.Into this divide steps Patrick, a man who went from poverty on Chicago’s South Side to the heights of both business and politics, practically an avatar of the old Free Labor ideal that animated the 19th-century Republican Party, an ideal whose blindness to how concentrations of wealth warp politics and society leaves it ill-equipped to deal with the threats to democracy and prosperity America currently faces. The paradox for Democrats is that the candidates who understand this appear less likely to prevail in the general election, and those who have yet to grasp it may be better positioned to unseat the president.In Polarized America, Nolan McCarty, Keith Poole, and Howard Rosenthal argue that economic inequality and polarization reinforce each other. Economic suffering and ideology foment anger towards minorities, who are blamed for that economic suffering. The very wealthy exploit those divisions to sustain their streams of income, which in turn makes it less likely that redistributive legislation addressing that economic suffering can be passed.In the past, swings of political fortune have restored balance. But the alignment of the parties along cultural, racial and religious lines, and the geographical distribution of those divisions, have allowed the wealthy to exploit cultural resentments and countermajoritarian choke points in the American system to sustain a destructive stalemate.“Inequality and polarization are self-reinforcing,” McCarty told me. “The ideological polarization produces upward-redistributive policies or no policies, which exacerbates inequality.” As my colleague Annie Lowrey has written, “inequality is now driving a longevity gap, an educational-attainment gap, and a health gap. It lurks behind the country’s falling entrepreneurship rate, too. The country will not prosper through growth alone, but only through sharing its prosperity more widely.” Neither the polarization that afflicts American politics, nor the economic hardships that income inequality produces, can be alleviated without the wealthy sharing the bounty they could not possess absent the hard work of those who continue to suffer.Laws cannot purge greed from the hearts of men and women any more than they can purge racism. But just as civil-rights laws can address the material effects of discrimination, so, too, can public policy ameliorate the politics of false scarcity that helps turn Americans against one another. But those who would seek to resolve these conflicts must recognize that the rise of Trumpism and income inequality are linked—and Patrick’s opening announcement, and his role as an avatar of the Democratic establishment, suggest neither he nor his benefactors are capable of doing so. Greed will always plague humanity, but Gilded Age levels of income inequality are a choice. Any politics of unity that fails to deal with that fact will ultimately fail.
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A proposed German law would require Apple to enable third parties to use its NFC technology
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. If enacted, the rule would require operators of electronic money infrastructure to offer access to other firms for a fee, Reuters reports. It has been passed by German Parliament but must still be approved by its upper house, and would take effect in early 2020, according to Engadget. The law should directly impact Apple Pay because Apple doesn't currently enable other companies to use the iPhone's and Apple Watch's NFC technology, which allows the mobile wallet to facilitate contactless payments. Apple is claiming that the law could weaken data protection, security of financial information, and user friendliness, per Finextra. These concerns may stem from the risks of unknown and potentially unvetted firms accessing Apple devices' NFC technology and attempting to steal consumers' information or not protecting that data appropriately. However, Android devices already offer third parties access to their NFC technology, so this may be a problem that can be addressed.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Lemonade postponed its plans to go public this year due to concerns about current market conditionsFraud is top of mind for consumers going into the holiday seasonStarling has hit the 1 million account milestone, placing it among the three most successful UK neobanks
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Is Stepping Down
T-Mobile has announced John Legere, the company’s CEO since 2012, will step down on April 30, 2020. Mike Sievert, current COO, will become CEO, and Legere will remain a member of the company’s board. The executive shakeup comes as T-Mobile and Sprint move to finalize a $26 billion merger.Read more...
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Record flooding in Venice threatens historical treasures
Parts of Venice were damaged by the most severe high waters the city has seen in over half a century, with six-foot high tide levels engulfing 85% of its streets and buildings, some of which are of tremendous cultural value. CNN's Scott McLean reports.
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Samsung has multiple new camera modes in the works for future phones, code suggests
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Code discovered in the latest version of Samsung’s camera app suggests that the South Korean electronics giant is working on a host of new camera modes for its phones, XDA-Developers reports. These include a new Director’s View mode that could let you quickly preview and switch between different lenses as well as a new Night Hyperlapse, Vertical Panorama, “Single Take Photo,” and Custom Filter options. The Director’s View mode sounds particularly interesting. XDA-Developers speculates that you’ll be able to preview or even film from multiple camera sensors simultaneously and then tap on thumbnails to the left and right of the screen to switch between different lenses and subject close-ups. Working to break Apple and Google’s camera... Continue reading…
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9-year-old boy ‘fighting for his life’ after San Diego murder-suicide: relatives
A 9-year-old San Diego boy who survived a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of his parents and three brothers is clinging to life, relatives said. The boy, Ezequiel Valdivia, was “fighting for his life” in an intensive care unit at a hospital late Saturday after the early-morning shooting at the family’s home in San Diego’s...
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St eases from record levels at open after report dents trade optimism
Wall Street's main stock indexes eased from record highs at the open on Monday after a report stoked concerns that a U.S.-China trade deal might not get through.
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Roy Keane Says Marcus Rashford Is 'Back to His Best' After England Goals
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane believes Marcus Rashford is "back to his best" following his performances for England during the November international break...
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Hong Kong protesters confront police to try to free campus allies
Hong Kong police used tear gas and water cannon on Monday against protesters who tried to break through cordons and reach a university at the centre of a week-long standoff between demonstrators and law enforcement.
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The UK Labour Party plans to nationalize British Telecom
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Just weeks before the December 12 UK General election, the Labour Party announced plans to provide free, nationwide full-fiber broadband access by 2030, according to the Financial Times. Should it come to power, a Labour government would allocate £20 billion ($26 billion) to kick-start the nationalization process, which would see the government purchase divisions within Brittish Telecom (BT), including Openreach and portions of BT Technology, BT Enterprise, and BT Consumer. Labour plans to tax big tech companies like Google and Facebook to pay for network upkeep — an estimated £230 million ($297 million) per year. Though far from a certainty, the plan poses a major operational disruption for the likes of Sky, TalkTalk, and Vodafone, which rely on BT's Openreach network. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Nike is ending its pilot with AmazonGoogle is planning to break into banking with new checking account offeringsSnap's Spectacles 3 targets influencers rather than average consumers
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Count down to Black Friday with this half-price air fryer on Amazon
TL;DR: The Philips HD9220/20 air fryer is on sale for £99.99 on Amazon, saving you 50% on list price. Amazon is counting down the days to its Black Friday sale with its "Countdown to Black Friday Sale." It's not the most imaginative title we've ever seen, but you get the idea. Shoppers can now save on a wide range of products from some of the biggest brands, and whilst we're expecting most of the best deals to drop closer to Nov. 29, you can still pick up a bargain if you look closely. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? There are a number of deals to consider, but perhaps the most impressive is the discounted Philips HD9220/20 air fryer. This device is usually listed at £200, but is now available for just £99.99 on Amazon. This half-price deal doesn't have a deadline, so it's unlikely to drop any further. Read more...More about Black Friday, Mashable Shopping, Air Fryer, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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Hong Kong Protesters In Tense Standoff With Police At Polytech University Campus
As clashes intensified, protesters shot arrows and hurled petrol bombs at the authorities — and police used tear gas and water cannons.
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Documentary explores why black girls are punished more at school
Research shows black girls are much more likely to be punished in school than white girls. As part of our School Matters series, we spoke to a 13-year-old who says she was dragged outside and left in the cold by her teacher in the second grade.
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Italian art police arrest 23 over archeological artefacts trafficking
Raids in four countries, including the UK, as part of operation to recover relics stolen in CalabriaItalian art police have searched houses and buildings in four countries, including Britain, and arrested 23 people on charges of trafficking archeological artefacts.The Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, a branch of the Italian carabinieri responsible for combatting art and antiquities crimes, believe the suspects are members of an criminal gang operating in Calabria that trafficked ancient items, such as antique jars, jewellery and vases from the 4th and 2nd century BC and worth millions of euros. Continue reading...
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You Should Make Mufasa Your Lock Screen
When he’s spent too much time in his underwear playing video games—or watching other people play video games on YouTube—my friend Cole imagines his grandfather sighing, rolling his eyes, saying “I fought in a war for this?”Read more...
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10 fears you need to let go of to move forward in your life
Getty Images Psychotherapist Amy Morin — who wrote the book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" — wants you to know which 10 fears might be holding you back in life. Morin says that she sees a lot of people work so hard to prevent themselves from ever feeling anxious that they actually develop depression. Some of the problematic fears identified by Morin are: uncertainty, being judged, and failure. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether your fears involve your relationship, career, death, or discomfort, staying inside your comfort zone will ensure you live a small life. In fact, as a therapist, I see a lot of people work so hard to prevent themselves from ever feeling anxious that they actually develop depression. Their efforts to make themselves stay comfortable inadvertently backfire. They live boring, safe lives that are void of the risk and excitement they need to feel fully alive. Here are the top 10 fears that hold people back in life.1. Change South_agency/Getty Images We live in an ever-changing world, and it is happening more rapidly than ever before. Despite this fact, however, there are many people who fear change, and so they resist it. This can cause you to miss out on many good opportunities that come your way. You run the risk of being stagnant and staying stuck in a rut when you avoid change. 2. Loneliness Carlos Barria/Reuters The fear of loneliness can sometimes cause people to resist living alone or even stay in bad relationships. Or, the fear of loneliness can cause people to obsessively use social media to the extent that they miss out on making face-to-face connections. And while it's smart to ward off loneliness (studies show it's just as harmful to your health as smoking), it's important to surround yourself with healthy people and healthy social interactions. 3. Failure Richard Drew/AP One of the most common fears on earth is the fear of failure. It's embarrassing to fail. And it may reinforce your beliefs that you don't measure up. You also might avoid doing anything where success isn't guaranteed. Ultimately, you'll miss out on all the life lessons and opportunities that might help you find success. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The most successful kids have parents who do these 9 things, according to scienceVirtual kitchens are poised to disrupt the restaurant industry — and VCs say it's a smart investmentIt's time to kick your adult children off of your family phone plan — here's how to do it right
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9 Technical Skills You Can Learn over the Weekend
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The best pre-Black Friday 4K TV deals in the UK this week
Amazon has just dropped its "Countdown to Black Friday Sale" with deals on absolutely everything, including 4K TVs. You can save on a bunch of different models from top brands like Samsung, LG, Sony Bravia, Hisense, and Panasonic. There might be more deals to come, but you could save yourself a whole lot of time and money by shopping now. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? We have taken the time trawl through this sale to bring you the very best of these deals, so you can get exactly what you want at a low price. We're nice like that. Read more...More about 4k Tv, Black Friday, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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China takes commanding lead in annual orbital launches
Through Sunday, the country has launched 27 orbital missions this year.
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These Bose wireless headphones are shockingly cheap on Amazon
TL;DR: Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) wireless headphones are on sale for £249 on Amazon, saving you up to 25% on list price. Amazon's "Countdown to Black Friday Sale" is already throwing a few surprises out there, and we're not ashamed to admit that we didn't see this one coming. Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) wireless headphones are now on sale for just £249 on Amazon. These are normally listed at £329.95, meaning you could save over £80 with this deal. This might not sound like the most amazing deal you've ever come across, but discounts on these headphones are so rare. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? Read more...More about Bose, Wireless Headphones, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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UPDATE 1-Coty bets $600 mln on Kylie Jenner beauty brands
Coty Inc said on Monday it would pay $600 million for a majority stake in Kylie Jenner's make-up and skincare businesses, as it looks to tap into the reality TV star's huge social media reach, driving shares in the company up 5%.
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Christine Blasey Ford makes rare public remarks, a year after Kavanaugh ordeal
Professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says ‘I did not feel courageous. I was simply doing my duty as a citizen’Christine Blasey Ford, who accused supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, made a rare public appearance on Sunday night.“When I came forward last September,” she said, accepting an award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California in Beverly Hills, “I did not feel courageous. I was simply doing my duty as a citizen.” Continue reading...
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A firm selling fake shares of Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft made $2 million in 4 months, DOJ alleges
REUTERS/Mike Blake New York-based firm Knightsbridge Private Partners allegedly made $2.1 million in four months selling fake shares of Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and other buzzy tech companies to investors, Forbes reported, citing a court filing. Now, the Department of Justice is investigating the firm for fraud, Forbes found. Knightsbridge claimed it had "pre-initial public offering" shares, but investigators allege they never held any shares. They also allegedly sold shares of Palantir, which has yet to officially file for an IPO. Read more on Business Insider. A New York-based firm allegedly made a killing selling phony shares of popular tech companies, according to a Forbes report, citing court filings. The complaint from the Department of Justice claims Knightsbridge Private Partners duped investors into pay $2.1 million for non-existent "pre-initial public offering" shares of companies such as Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:The chief strategist at a $1.2 trillion investing titan explains why pain for Uber, Peloton, and WeWork is good news for the stock market — and helping fend off another tech bubbleUber's co-founders are starting to cash out of the ride-hailing giant. Here's the pitch deck they created back in 2008, way before it was a $45 billion ride-hailing giant.WeWork is just the 'tip of the iceberg.' Here's why one market expert thinks Silicon Valley's business model 'is at the beginning of a massive unraveling.'
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Lana Del Ray sang 'my vape is killing me' while holding her throat during a performance of 'Cinnamon Girl'
Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Lana Del Rey was filmed singing "my vape is killing me" during a rendition of "Cinnamon Girl" in Wichita, Kansas during her NFR! Tour on Saturday night.  Del Rey held her throat and laughed through the melodic confession, but managed to continue with the song. Back in October, Del Rey halted her show in Portland, Oregon after saying she dropped her e-cigarette off-stage, which led to a search effort from crew members to recover it. Watch Del Rey sing about her vape below.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tweet Embed: //twitter.com/mims/statuses/1196042371055702016?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw "My vape is killing me" - Lana Del Rey last night pic.twitter.com/bciMDfnTkR Read more: 6 of the best new albums and songs you can stream on Spotify this weekendSee the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:Matthew Perry shared a meme comparing Chandler's dance moves to Joaquin Phoenix's in 'Joker': 'You're welcome'John Lewis' 2019 Christmas ad featuring Excitable Edgar the dragon will melt your icy heartPrince Harry and Meghan Markle just shared a never-before-seen photo of baby Archie with his 'Grandpa' Prince Charles to celebrate his birthday
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How drought is impacting giant sequoia trees
In our Eye on Earth series, we are walking among giants: ancient trees. The huge sequoia groves of California draw millions of tourists a year, but these forests are more than photo opportunities. They are longtime warriors in the battle against climate change. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
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T-Mobile CEO Legere to step down next year, shares slip
T-Mobile US Inc said on Monday Chief Executive Officer John Legere will step down on April 30 in favor of Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert but not before completing its merger with U.S. rival Sprint Corp .
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Trump will 'strongly consider' giving written testimony to the impeachment inquiry, following damaging evidence against him
Associated Press/Evan Vucci Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that he will "strongly consider" submitting evidence to the impeachment inquiry. On Sunday Nancy Pelosi invited Trump to testify in person while appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" on. Trump's apparent newfound willingness to engage with the impeachment process follows a string of witnesses who punched holes in his defense. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Donald Trump says he will "strongly consider" submitting evidence to the impeachment inquiry, after a string of witnesses denounced him in public testimony. Trump tweeted on Monday that he is leaning towards engaging with the impeachment process via submitting evidence in writing.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:A Denver talk-radio host was fired mid-show after he criticized Trump on the airMarie Yovanovitch took aim at Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and top brass at the State Department in damning testimonyBill Clinton, the last president to get impeached, told Trump that his best bet is to ignore it and get on with his job
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Save on laptops from top brands in Amazon's pre-Black Friday sale
TL;DR: Lots of laptops are on sale in Amazon's "Countdown to Black Friday Sale," with up to 25% off list price. The biggest news in the world of shopping is that Amazon has launched it's "Countdown to Black Friday Sale," and if you didn't know that loads of products are already on sale, you do now. You can save on a wide variety of popular devices from top brands, but the best deals right now are on laptops. You can pick up discounted devices from the likes of Microsoft, ASUS, HP, and many more massive names. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? Read more...More about Laptops, Black Friday, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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Global trade umpire: the next casualty of Trump's tariff war?
U.S. President Donald Trump has upended the global trade order with a slew of tariffs on economic rivals: now, Washington has redoubled its efforts to paralyze the very body designed to settle such disputes.
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T-Mobile CEO Legere will be replaced by COO Sievert in May 2020
T-Mobile's iconic leader will depart the company in mid-2020, the company said this morning, and will be replaced by his second-in-command.
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‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4: 5 Things You May Have Missed in Episode 2
Who knew an episode about pooping could involve so many celebrities?
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Kathie Lee Gifford given lifetime achievement award by Nashville Pops Orchestra
Kathie Lee Gifford’s to be doing just fine in her new hometown.
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Impeachment: Trump will 'strongly consider' testifying
The US president says he likes "the idea" of testifying in the impeachment inquiry into his conduct.
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Tom Brady Hopes Colin Kaepernick Receives an Opportunity for NFL Contract
Colin Kaepernick worked out for NFL teams on Saturday, and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he hoped the former San Francisco 49ers signal-caller gets another chance to play in the NFL...
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Impeachment hearings: Trump says he will 'strongly consider' testifying – live
Second round of public hearings against president begins tomorrowRepublicans sought to dismiss damning testimony from key witnessesIn this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 2.14pm GMT Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU who is set to testify on Wednesday, reportedly kept some senior administration officials aware of the campaign to pressure Ukraine to open investigations into Joe Biden and the 2016 election.The Wall Street Journal reports: Several witnesses have testified to impeachment investigators that they were alarmed by what they perceived as dual channels of U.S. policy on Ukraine—one traditional, and the other led by Mr. Sondland and Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, which focused on the president’s push for certain investigations. Mr. Sondland kept several top officials—including acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Energy Secretary Rick Perry—apprised of that push, according to the emails reviewed by the Journal, in the weeks leading up to Mr. Trump’s July 25 phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart that spurred a whistleblower complaint and, ultimately, the impeachment probe. 1.58pm GMT Trump is using his light schedule today to tweet out more criticism of Democrats for their handling of the House impeachment inquiry.However, the president interestingly said he would “strongly consider” testifying in the impeachment inquiry, possibly in writing.....that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt. She also said I could do it in writing. Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it! Continue reading...
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HP board unanimously rejects Xerox’s takeover bid
Jim Young/Reuters HP's board of directors unanimously rejected Xerox's takeover offer in a Sunday letter, saying the bid "significantly undervalues HP" and isn't in shareholders' best interests. HP said it remains open to future transactions, but would first need to explore "achievable synergies" between the firms. Xerox shares fell as much as 3.1% in early Monday trading. HP stock dropped as much as 2%. Watch HP trade live here. Watch Xerox trade live here. HP's board of directors reviewed and unanimously rejected a takeover bid from Xerox, HP said in a Sunday letter. The offer "significantly undervalues HP" and isn't in shareholders' best interests, the directors wrote. The computer company's board also expressed concern about the lack of due diligence on Xerox's financials, saying that "the potential impact of outsized debt" could devalue the merged company.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Buttigieg campaign accused of improperly using names of black leaders in support letter amid struggles to attract African American votersRonaldo stuck on 99 goals but Portugal through to Euro 2020Uber's co-founders are starting to cash out of the ride-hailing giant. Here's the pitch deck they created back in 2008, way before it was a $45 billion ride-hailing giant.
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House Republicans ask GOP senator for info on Ukraine
House Republicans are asking a Republican senator who spoke to President Donald Trump and the US Ambassador to the European Union about the freezing of US security aid to Ukraine to provide information relevant to the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
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'Call me Robin Hood': mystery patron pays debts of Istanbul's poorest
Benefactor pays bills to ‘earn God’s blessing’ as suicides blamed on rising cost of livingPoor neighbourhoods of Istanbul have been visited by an anonymous benefactor paying off debts at grocery stores and leaving envelopes of cash on doorsteps, at a time when desperation at the spiralling cost of living has been blamed for recent suicides.Residents of Tuzla, a largely working-class shipbuilding district on the Asian side of the city, were overjoyed last week to find their shopping bills in several grocery stores had been cleared by an unknown male benefactor. Continue reading...
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