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Bayer wins U.S. nod for Monsanto deal to create agriculture giant

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bayer (BAYGn.DE) won U.S. approval for its planned takeover of Monsanto (MON.N) after agreeing to sell about $9 billion in assets, clearing a major hurdle for the $62.5 billion deal that will create by far the largest seeds and pesticides maker.<p>Makan Delrahim, who …

Agriculture

9 Telltale Signs You're Dealing With an Inauthentic Person

There is no skill more important to success than being able to detect who is sincere and who isn't.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Authentic people are self-aware. They avoid blaming others for their own mistakes and accept their strengths and weaknesses. They …

Self-help

Hello tensorflow

<b>Machine Learning (ML)</b> is the dope new thing that everyone’s talking about, because it’s really good at learning from data so that it can predict …

Machine Learning

We don’t need nearly as much protein as we consume

Many of us consciously eat a high-protein diet, with protein-rich products readily available, but how much protein do we really need? And does it actually help us lose weight?<p>In the early 20th Century, Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent a collective five years eating just meat. This meant …

Nutrition

Exclusive: Google’s new plan to help designers make more accessible products

Google wants to help online creators make a more inclusive internet, one that is accessible to the billion-plus people in the world who have some form of disability.<p><b>To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google is launching a new resource center to help creators, marketers, and designers build</b> …

Why the Future Relies on the Multiplier Effect—and Freelancing's Important Role

When big cities thrive as hubs of technology and innovation, skilled workers flock there for better opportunities—and better wages. Yet the smaller …

Three Signs Your Business Idea Is Worth Pursuing

Need a business barometer? Look for these three indications that your business idea really is a "can't miss."<p>"Following your heart" will only get you so far in business. Most entrepreneurs open a business in an area they're passionate about, but the chance of failure is high. In the U.S., the …

FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and "review" highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe.<p>…

Donald Trump

Pompeo threatens US will 'crush' Iran through sanctions and pressure campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US will aim to "crush" Iran with economic and military pressure unless it changes its behavior in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday in a speech that many analysts saw as a policy of regime change in everything but name.<p>Pompeo, unveiling the …

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the E.U.

European lawmakers barraged Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday with a litany of questions about his company’s global power, its role in elections and its misuse of user data. One even raised the prospect of breaking up the social media giant.<p>But the meeting in Brussels ended …

Social Media

Trump's jibe deepens feud with Tillerson; he was joking?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to "compare IQ tests," delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat. The White House insisted the president was only joking.<p>Trump issued …

A ‘pressure cooker’: Trump’s frustration and fury rupture alliances, threaten agenda

Frustrated by his Cabinet and angry that he has not received enough credit for his handling of three successive hurricanes, President Trump is now lashing out, rupturing alliances and imperiling his legislative agenda, numerous White House officials and outside advisers said Monday.<p>In a matter of …

More evacuations ordered as deadly wildfires scorch Northern California

<b>(CNN) —</b> New evacuations were ordered Tuesday evening as more than a dozen wildfires raged across Northern California, with the largest ones killing at least 17 people as they scorched the state's famous wine country.<p>The largest of the deadly fires were burning in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino …

Natural Disasters

Democrat Northam leads Republican Gillespie in race for Virginia governor, new poll finds

A relatively unified party base gives Democrat Ralph Northam a clear lead over Republican Ed Gillespie heading into the final month of the Virginia governor's race, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School poll.<p>Northam leads Gillespie by 53 percent to 40 percent among likely voters, with 4 …

U.S. Politics

I'm a life coach, and there are 3 questions I get more than anything else

People come to me as a life coach for a multitude of reasons.<p>They hate their job. They feel stuck in a bad relationship. They are crippled by fear and social comparison. They know that they are not living an authentic or full life. They make decisions based on what other people think and expect of …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do | Inc.com

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do you get out of the rat race?<p>How do you advance …

Motivation

Evaluating Trump's First 100 Days — By the Numbers

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Tomorrow brings us the 100th day of President Trump’s time in office, and we’ve already looked at the polls, the level of activity, and what it all means. In …

White House unveils dramatic plan to overhaul tax code in major test for Trump

President Trump’s call for a dramatic overhaul of the tax code sets in motion his most ambitious legislative initiative to date, testing whether he can cut the deal of his life on an issue that has long bedeviled Washington.<p>On Wednesday, Trump issued a one-page outline for changes to the tax code, …

Republicans

11 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job or a …

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​16 Natural Ways To Relieve Your Anxiety

Anxiety is uncomfortable: Even if you don’t deal with full-blown panic disorder, your nerves have probably crept up on you at some point—and it’s a pain to deal with. Your palms may get sweaty, your breathing becomes shallow, and your heart starts racing.<p>If these feelings become overwhelming and …

Shallow

How to avoid getting ripped off at the hospital

According to a doctor turned health care journalist.<p>“The American healthcare system is rigged against you,” journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal writes in her new book, <i>An American Sickness</i><i>.</i><p>Rosenthal got a behind-the-scenes peek at the bamboozling when she was working full time as a doctor in the 1990s. …

Health Care

Trump declares US-Russia relations may be at 'all-time low'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying bare deep and dangerous divisions on Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that U.S. relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low." His top diplomat offered a similarly grim assessment from the other side of the globe after meeting with …

Michael Flynn Offers to Testify Before Congress in Exchange for Immunity

WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, has offered to be interviewed by House and Senate investigators who are examining the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in exchange for immunity from prosecution, according to his lawyer and a congressional official.<p>But the …

Donald Trump

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever | Inc.com

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.<p>New research from …

Emotional Intelligence

Trump defends Putin: 'You think our country's so innocent?'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump appeared to equate US actions with the authoritarian regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview released Saturday, saying, "There are a lot of killers. You think our country's so innocent?"<p>Trump made the remark during an interview with Fox …

Donald Trump

Mexican president cancels meeting with Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday canceled a meeting with US President Donald Trump that had been set for next week after renewed tensions erupted over Trump's plan to build a wall on the border.<p>"This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend …

Trump dogged by insecurity over popular vote, media coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump holds the most powerful office in the world. But he's dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote in the …