Acube

51 Flips | 12 Magazines | 13 Likes | @biolaalabi | Keep up with Acube on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Acube”

The US added 400,000 millionaire households in 2016

CNBC:<p>Additionally, the study mentions that "There are now 1.4 million households worth $5 million or more and 156,000 households worth $25 million or more."<p>To characterize the current period as being "an economic malaise" or "a total disaster" is in direct contradiction of the actual facts. …

Investing

Eating Toward Immortality

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death.<p>Knowing a thing means you don’t need to believe in it. Whatever can be known, or proven by logic or evidence, doesn’t need to be taken on faith. Certain details of nutrition and the physiology of eating are known and knowable: the …

Following up on tough talk, Trump administration adds sanctions on Iran

Two days after warning that it was putting Iran "on notice," the Trump administration Friday imposed relatively mild economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic as punishment for last Sunday's ballistic missile test and its support for militant groups in regional conflicts.<p>The penalties, which …

Trump Administration

Sen. Manchin on Gorsuch: 'Let's give the man a chance'

Sen. Joe Manchin, considered one of the most imperiled lawmakers in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, said Tuesday that he is “anxious” to meet with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and that Democrats should not launch an all-out effort to block his confirmation as Republicans did with Merrick …

Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to “be great again” by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security.<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge …

Russia

Trump rips John Lewis as Democrats boycott inauguration

The congressman and civil rights icon said he doesn't view Trump as legitimate, and the president-elect fires back on Twitter.<p>Donald Trump lashed out at Rep. John Lewis on Saturday after the civil rights icon said he doesn't view Trump as a "legitimate president” — and the confrontation threatened …

How Clinton lost Michigan — and blew the election

Across battlegrounds, Democrats blame HQ’s stubborn commitment to a one-size-fits-all strategy.<p>Everybody could see Hillary Clinton was cooked in Iowa. So when, a week-and-a-half out, the Service Employees International Union started hearing anxiety out of Michigan, union officials decided to …

Government

Apple Reseller B&H Says BeatsX Earphones Delayed At Least 2-3 Months

Apple's new BeatsX wireless earphones remain listed as "coming this Fall" on its website in the United States, despite just nine days remaining before the first official day of winter in the northern half of the world.<p>Now, we have reason to believe Apple may miss this target. In an email to a …

Trump could keep D.C. hotel despite conflict of interest

Ethics watchdogs are looking for ways to force him out, but they’re short on options.<p>Donald Trump is about to become both landlord and tenant of the luxury hotel he leases from the federal government.<p>Legal experts agree it’s a clear and immediate conflict of interest, but there’s probably no way to …

Donald Trump outlines policy plan for first 100 days

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump unveiled plans Monday for his first 100 days in office, including proposals related to immigration, trade deals and defense policy, using a video published online to briefly outline his proposals.<p>Trump promised to withdraw from negotiations on the …

Donald Trump

Putin ‘ready for cooperation’ with Trump

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia hopes to normalize ties with the U.S. and join efforts in the fight against international terrorism.<p>Speaking in a live state-of-the-nation address, Putin said that Russia is ready to take part in tackling global challenges if its interests …

Trump inspires scramble on spying powers

Civil liberties groups want President Barack Obama to rein in the federal surveillance apparatus before his successor takes over.<p>Tech and civil liberties advocates are imploring the Obama administration to rein in the government’s massive surveillance apparatus before President-elect Donald Trump …

Read Nikola Tesla's Drone Patent... From 1898

The inventor believed unmanned machines would end all wars<p>Nikola Tesla, the inventor, electric car company namesake, and beloved darling of the internet, had a great many visions in his mind. Among the more obscure: a patent for killer robots. And not just killer robots, but killer robots he …

Pelosi beats back Democratic dissent

Nancy Pelosi is flexing her muscle as House Democrats’ longtime leader, moving to brush aside a fledgling rebellion in the ranks and reassert control of her caucus.<p>An insurrection had been brewing, with Ohio’s Tim Ryan calling for a review of party leadership and a renewed focus on working-class …

Hillary and Al's change of climate

Two former rivals come together to defeat global warming and Donald Trump.<p>To describe their past relationship as frosty would be kind.<p>Hillary Clinton and Al Gore, who will campaign together in Florida on Tuesday in Miami, were two rising Democratic stars who reached the peak of national prominence …

Pence: Bill Clinton's Obamacare slam shows 'extraordinary' candor

Former President Bill Clinton’s statement that the Affordable Care Act is a “crazy system” that has increased health insurance premiums and cut coverage for many was an “extraordinary moment of candor,” according to Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.<p>“Well, sometimes with the Clintons, …

Ex-CIA chief: Trump not 'sensitive to the emotional needs' of our allies

How will the next president deal differently with the ongoing and increasingly-complicated conflict in Syria, former NSA and CIA chief Michael Hayden was asked Thursday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”<p>For Hillary Clinton, Hayden had an answer. For Donald Trump, all the retired general could muster …

Trump Says He 'Didn't Discuss' Border Wall Payment With Mexican President

Donald Trump said that while he had a "substantive, direct and constructive" meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, they "didn't discuss" …

Trump returns to hardline position on illegal immigration

By Emily Stephenson<p>PHOENIX (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday that anyone who is in the United States …

Pence unleashes new attack on Clinton in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Mike Pence joined Donald Trump Monday in calling for the immediate “shutdown” of the Clinton Foundation, a new line of attack against Hillary Clinton after more revelations emerged about the connection between the foundation and the Clinton State Department.<p>“Now the Clinton …

Bill Clinton shares his Hillary love story

Bill Clinton talks about his wife on Tuesday.

History is made as Hillary Clinton secures presidential nomination

Hillary Clinton has secured the Democratic Party’s 2016 nomination for the White House, becoming the first woman to do so for a major US party.<p>She reached the milestone in a roll call vote from all 50 states at the Democratic National Convention (DNC).<p>Delegates from South Dakota gave her 15 votes …

Hillary Clinton

Actors, delegates protest on quiet Day 3 of Dem convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Actors and delegates took center stage in smaller and more subdued protests by Bernie Sanders supporters on a mostly quiet Day 3 …

HP Spectre review: an ultra shiny, ultra portable MacBook competitor

If you’re looking for a premium, ultraportable laptop, there aren’t many options to be found in the Windows world. Apple’s been owning this segment of the laptop market for so long that it almost feels like other companies have given up. But they haven’t, and HP is trying its hardest to change that …

MacBook Air

Money-laundering case puts light on ex-Argentine president

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A businessman with close ties to former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez refused to testify Wednesday in a …

Corruption

Fake US university exposes 'pay-to-stay' immigration fraud

<b>Twenty-one people have been arrested after US authorities set up a fake university to expose immigration fraud.</b><p>Officials said the accused knew that the University of Northern New Jersey did not exist, but they were unaware it was a ruse run by immigration agents.<p>The defendants acted as brokers for …

New Jersey

Secret company ownership: a global solution for a global challenge

The way the rich and powerful hide their ill-gotten gains is headline news around the world today. The Panama Papers show everyone how easy it is to …

Blockchain