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The White House just let slip a big secret about firing Robert Mueller

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than 24 hours removed from Donald Trump musing that "many people" have told him he should fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Sarah Sanders made clear that that the White House has researched such a move and believes Trump has the ability to do it.<p>"He certainly believes he has the …

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Russia vetoes U.S. resolution on Syria chemical attack probes

Russia has vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. resolution that would have condemned last weekend's suspected gas attack near Damascus and established a new body to determine responsibility for Syrian chemical weapons attacks.<p>The vote Tuesday afternoon in the 15-member Security Council was 12 in favor, …

The Latest: NY prosecutor recused from Michael Cohen probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local):<p>8 p.m.<p>The top federal prosecutor in …

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Report: Mueller Is Investigating New Seychelles Meetings

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating previously unreported meetings in the Seychelles that included several foreign power players, …

Raids on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records of Payments to Women

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. agents who raided the office of President Trump’s personal lawyer on Monday were looking for records about payments to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr. Trump as well as information related to the role of the publisher of The National Enquirer in silencing one of …

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Facebook's Zuckerberg faces Senate hearing but little hope for action

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's No. 1 mission during his appearance before U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday will be to defend against calls to regulate internet-based companies.<p>The prospect of new laws that restrict Facebook and other internet …

Zuckerberg says Facebook is working with special counsel Mueller in probe

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees Tuesday that Facebook is cooperating with …

Austin Shipping Container House

Drawn up by award-winning designer Patrice Nichole Rios, this Austin Shipping Container House mixes industrial and high-end materials with ease. The …

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Putin’s Way of War

In America and Ukraine, Russian intelligence used the same fundamental weapon: Our human weakness.<p>This week, cybersecurity researchers produced compelling new evidence linking Russia’s GRU military intelligence service to the hacks of Democrats during the 2016 campaign.<p>The findings, released in an …

2017 - what's in store for IoT?

It's nearing the end of the year! Time to take a breather and plan for 2017. As part of our 'IoT builders' webinar series, we have asked some of the …

Webinars

How to Turn a Process Into an Infographic Poster [Infographic]

Are you afraid to mess up at work? I know I am.<p>Whether you’re new to your job or you’ve bene there a while, there are always opportunities to make …

The emerging Darwinian approach to analytics and augmented intelligence

Mark Palmer Contributor<p>Mark Palmer is senior vice president and general manager of engineering at TIBCO.<p>Much has been made about the business implications of recent, rapid advancements in cognitive computing — that is, the possibility of advanced analytics tools to help human knowledge workers …

Research firm questions GE's Predix platform

GE is betting that it can transform itself into a major software provider by offering software tools and applications for connected industrial machines like turbines and jet engines.<p>The company said that it made $5 billion in software revenues in 2015, and is targeting $15 billion in software …

Internet of Things

A modern-day Renaissance: APIs fuel a cultural shift in businesses

Since 2000, 52 percent of the Fortune 500 have gone bankrupt, merged, been acquired or fallen off the list for not keeping up with the ever-changing technology landscape.<p>As software proliferates every corner of a business, IT is being crushed by project demands from business users who require …

What We Can Learn From 3 Companies Using Technology To Disrupt The Retail Business

Singapore is deemed by some as an idyllic place to foster a new breed of technologically innovative enterprises. As part of the efforts to develop a new breed of technologically innovative global enterprises, many new initiatives promote the inclusion and innovation of technology to make a wave of …

Top five '80s Cold War movies

<b>(CNN) —</b> The '80s brought their own special sauce to movies about the Cold War.<p>Why? Because by the time the Decade of Excess rolled around, America and the Soviets had been superpower rivals for more than 30 years already. Tinseltown was ready for new ideas that would fill theater seats. No story …

Tough Love For Small Business: 'Nothing Happens Until Somebody Cries'

George Cloutier didn’t become the biggest and best-known small-business turnaround artist in America by being nice. “We are very confrontational,” Cloutier says with his Cheshire cat smile. “We are professionally confrontational.”<p>Thirty years ago Cloutier, 69, founded American Management Services …

If You’re Not Collecting Productivity Data, You’ll Never Succeed at Work

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>Counting calories and steps may be terrific for improving personal health. But what counts most in promoting professional success? Quantifying the “business self” is an essential precursor for enterprise networks that empower people to manage their strengths and …

How To Kick Your Procrastination Habit (Bonus: You'll Feel Less Stressed)

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on your plate that have taken up permanent residence on your to-do list. You know you need to get …

How to Boost Your Team’s Productivity

We all have too much to do and too little time to do it. As a boss, you may have already learned how to plan, prioritize, and streamline your work. But how can you help your team members do the same? Should you dictate the processes and tools they use? How do you keep people from taking on too much …

50 Hearty (And Easy) Chili Recipes

Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

The Right Way to Hold People Accountable

John* was doing his best to be calm, but his frustration was palpable. Jeanine was explaining that there was little chance her group was going to make the numbers for this quarter. “Honestly?” she said. “The numbers weren’t realistic to begin with. It was really unlikely that we were going to make …

29 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track

<b>Follow us on</b> <b>Pinterest</b> <b>for more healthy eating inspiration.</b><p><i>Additional reporting by</i> <i>Justina Huddleston</i>

How to Make Learning More Automatic

The new year is here, and for many of us, that means resolutions. At work, it often translates into a vague desire to broaden our horizons or learn new things. But to really make consistent progress, we need to make learning a habit. Habits are freeing because they save us from the difficult, …

Getting Employees Excited About a New Direction

When your company is in trouble — a new competitor or technology threatens your business model, your cost structure changes, the economy tanks — you have one job as a leader: to get the company back on track. The crisis provides compelling reason for change and, if companies can weather it, they …

Amazon's Snowball is a smart box for shipping tons of cloud data

It seems paradoxical that you'd have to ship cloud data, but plenty of companies do -- it's sometimes faster for them to send a courier than to wait days for a massive upload to finish. And Amazon knows it. The internet giant just revealed the Snowball, an odd but unassuming storage device that …