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The Supreme Court sides with companies over arbitration agreements

ON May 21st, the Supreme Court issued an employer-friendly ruling that could affect the rights of at least 25m American workers. In a 5-to-4 vote, …

Building an engine for growth that funds itself

You don’t have to look far to finance your growth ambitions.<p><b>To drive growth,</b> you first have to find the fuel—and for many companies, that’s not so …

Latin America Needs More Home-Grown Supply Chains

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) — an organization that once aspired to become South America’s answer to the European Union — quietly …

AI-Powered Companies Combine Machine Intelligence And Human Ingenuity

“<b>Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms. Mathematics is about understanding.</b>” <b>— William Paul Thurston</b><p>According to the World Economic Forum, the age of AI and smart machines will create three types of jobs in the future of work: 1. those that will disappear (replaced …

Artificial Intelligence

Arrested Development’s Jessica Walter talks Jeffrey Tambor’s harassment — with Tambor there

“I’ve never had anybody yell at me like that on a set,” Walter told the New York Times.<p>In an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday, May 23, <i>Arrested Development</i> star Jessica Walter (who plays Lucille Bluth) spoke publicly, for the first time, about a time fellow <i>Arrested</i> star Jeffrey …

Facebook’s plan to stop revenge porn may be even creepier than revenge porn

To halt revenge porn, potential victims may have to submit their own nudes to Facebook.<p>Last year, Facebook, facing increased scrutiny over its decision-making, launched a program intended to combat a growing problem on the platform: revenge porn, also known as nonconsensual pornography.<p>There’s a …

North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lobbed another verbal salvo at Washington ahead of an increasingly embattled plan for its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump to meet next month, calling Vice President Mike Pence a "political dummy" and saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear …

North Korea

'They Were All Slaughtered': Amnesty Says Rohingya Militants Massacred Hindus

Last September, military officials in Myanmar told international journalists that they had found a mass grave of Hindus in Rakhine state, a month after the country began abloody crackdown on the minority Rohingya Muslim population.<p>There, in the center of a region already submerged in widespread …

Amnesty International

Iran's leader: US pullout from nuclear deal leaves Trump 'lost in history'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sets out six conditions for Europe if it wants Iran to remain in agreement<p>Iran’s supreme leader has said that American objections over the 2015 nuclear deal were a pretext for regime change, vowing that the US was bound to fail like “the famous cat in the Tom and Jerry” …

The World's Greatest Female Everest Climber Has a New Challenge: Inspiring Other Women to Strive

(KATHMANDU, Nepal) — The most successful female Everest climber said after finishing her ninth ascent of the world’s highest mountain that she wants …

US: NFL to fine teams if players refuse to stand for anthem

Commissioner Roger Goodell says teams will be fined if players kneel during national anthem to protest racism.<p>The National Football League (NFL) announced a new policy that will fine teams an undetermined amount if players on the field fail to stand during the national anthem.<p>Some NFL players chose …

Canada Blocks China-Led Deal for Construction Firm

OTTAWA—Canada’s Liberal government said Wednesday that it would block a nearly billion-dollar Chinese-led deal for a construction company on national-security grounds.<p>The decision came as U.S. lawmakers in Congress push legislation that would give Washington greater power to block deals between …

US rejects UN funding proposal for West African Sahel force

The five-country African force has been fighting jihadists in the dangerous Sahel region. But it has been dependent on donations from individual …

As a Navy SEAL receives the Medal of Honor, frustrations remain about a related case

Two Chinook helicopters carrying elite U.S. troops roared through the chilly Afghan air above a mountaintop when disaster struck. Rocket-propelled grenades and machine-gun fire ripped into one of the lumbering aircraft as it approached a landing zone, ejecting a Navy SEAL Team 6 member and …

Military

Mladenov says urgent action needed to avoid another war in Gaza

The Palestinian Authority’s failure to pay employees in Gaza has also added to the “explosive situation in the Strip,” he said.<p>><br>• ><p>Nickolay Mladenov, …

Good Mentors Help You Work Through Strong Emotions

When I was 25, during my annual review my (male) boss confirmed lots of positive things, such as how I exceeded my $26 million goal in sales. But he ended the meeting with his one big negative: “You need to smile more.” I was stunned. He explained that all the senior executives perceived my lack of …

Giving Low-Tech, Industrial-Grade Cyber Defense Its Due

Is it possible that Stuxnet, an exceptionally sophisticated piece of malware targeting industrial equipment, could have been thwarted — at least …

Dodd-Frank 'rollback'? What bipartisan easing of bank rules could mean.

Washington and Boston<p>Congressional action to ease US bank regulation may prove both its fans and critics right. It may achieve its goal of helping …

Amid Israel-Gaza violence, a personal drive to preserve humanity and hope

Kibbutz Be'eri, Israel<p>Minutes after Imad walked into the kibbutz dining hall just over two weeks ago he was engulfed by a wave of Israelis hurrying …

Real Estate Experts Warn Home Prices Are About to Slow

Housing prices have recovered nicely from the bubble that was such a key factor in the last recession, but the speed of that recovery could be …

New Chrome Extension Warns You of Stolen Passwords

Data breaches in recent years have impacted billions of Internet users. Email addresses, dates of birth, security questions, and passwords have all …

Critics Ask Amazon to Stop Selling Facial Recognition Technology to Police

The ACLU along with around three dozen other organizations are calling for Amazon to stop selling facial recognition technology — called Rekognition …

Is this the best time in history to learn languages?

Today’s youngest generation is more multilingual and wired than ever. Could the tech they’re using breed a global army of polyglots?<p>Hillary Yip is a 13-year-old student from Hong Kong. She’s also an ambitious app developer and CEO.<p>Designed by a kid, for kids, her smartphone app, Minor Mynas, …

Inflation is easing but for how long?

<b>With wage growth strengthening and the rate of inflation falling more rapidly than expected, our incomes are finally starting to rise in real terms.</b><p>It is all relative, of course.<p>After a decade of income stagnation, any increases, although welcome, will need to be sustained before people are …

NHS: How much does it spend on the private sector?

<b>Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to private health companies following a report by the regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It found that while most private hospitals in England provided high quality care there were still 30% requiring improvement.</b><p>The CQC made the …

Barclays' smoke and mergers will not deflect tough questions

Chairmen, especially those embarrassed by the share price on their watch, feel obliged to examine any old merger or acquisition idea. But there are limits to what counts as credible and Barclays’ John McFarlane was seriously off-piste if he thought shareholders would be remotely interested in a …

Bovis Homes hit by shareholder revolt over pay of interim chief

Bovis Homes has suffered a sizeable shareholder revolt over the pay package it awarded its interim chief executive for fighting off two hostile takeover bids and steadying the business after a scandal over badly built homes.<p>At the housebuilder’s annual meeting at the Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells, …

You Have $10,000 In Your Pocket. Now, Find Out How to Invest It.

If you are able to do your research and nail down a strategy, you could see more money very soon.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are able to save up and accrue at least $10,000 dollars, you may seriously be considering putting that money into some sort of …

Investing

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.<p>The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and …

Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald Trump-branded hotel and golf course. Then, days later, the president tweeted that his administration would ease sanctions against a Chinese …

Donald Trump