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Trolls drive Ed Sheeran off Twitter: It's 'nothing but people saying mean things'

<b>UPDATE:</b> Ed Sheeran on Wednesday clarified his recent remarks about quitting Twitter.<p>“Q magazine is out now. Also loads of Hoo-har about me quitting …

Scientists Discover a Key to a Longer Life in Male DNA

A common genetic mutation is linked to an increase in life span of about 10 years among men, researchers reported on Friday.<p>The mutation, described in the journal Science Advances, did not seem to have any effect on women. Still, it joins a short list of gene variants shown to influence human …

'A Day Without a Woman' is a strike for privileged protesters

In the fine tradition of taking something that worked before and milking it to the point of uselessness or maybe self-parody, a strike has been called for March 8, International Women's Day, also known this year as A Day Without a Woman. Organized by the groups behind the stunningly successful …

Feminism

Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the technology giant and standard-bearer for Asia’s fourth-largest economy.<p>The special prosecutor’s …

South Korea

California seeks citizens for marijuana advisory committee

The state of California is looking for residents who want to help shape regulations and recommendations for medical and recreational marijuana …

Cannabis

Trump Ignores Societal Benefits of Industry Regulations

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>President Donald Trump jettisoned more than 30 years of bipartisan regulatory policy on January …

Do Trade Agreements Lead to Income Inequality?

Free trade lowers our costs, but produces economic winners and losers, notes Wharton dean Geoffrey Garrett. Compensating the losers allows all to …

Economics

Stop the Pandering, With Free Trade There Are No 'Losers'

The election of Donald Trump has sadly brought with it yet another national debate about trade. Thanks to a newly elected president who thinks trade …

Globalization

Some free truths about free trade

The reality is that all successful economies grew up behind walls of protectionism.<p>Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for The New York Times, whose academic specialty was free trade, wrote that, "If there were an Economist's Creed, it would surely contain the affirmations …

Trump Has One Big Idea to Fix America’s Trade Deals. It’s Not Very Good.

Donald Trump thinks he has a simple strategy to fix America's trade agreements. From now on, <i>multilateral</i> deals are out. <i>Bilateral</i> deals are …

Globalization
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By<p>Mitt’s back. The former governor of Massachusetts and occasional native son of Michigan has a new persona: Mr. Utah. He’s going to bring Utah …

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Sigh.<p>William asks, by e-mail, if my unconditional support for free trade is “unobjective (dogmatic) and poorly befitting a man privileged to educate …

China

Australia's new political divide: 'globalists' versus 'patriots'

Openness. That is the word Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe chose to emphasise at his first public outing this year.<p>In Australia there is an …

Earned Success, by All Means

Here’s a letter to <i>National Review:</i><p>Michael Barone argues that the case for free trade is weaker than ECON 101 teaches (“Free Trade’s Effect on ‘Earned …

Economics

Reframing Corporate Responsibility: The New Rules for the Trump Era

<i>by Raz Godelnik, Co-Director of the Masters Program in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons School of Design</i><p>What makes a responsible company? …

Trump to order regulatory rollback Friday for finance industry starting with Dodd-Frank

President Trump plans to order a rollback Friday of regulations governing the financial services industry and Wall Street under the Dodd-Frank law and beyond, a White House source confirmed.<p>Gary Cohn, White House Economic Council director, told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published last …

Finance

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Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, soldier convicted for leaking classified information

President Obama commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, an Army private convicted of taking troves of secret diplomatic and military documents and disclosing them to WikiLeaks, after deciding that Manning had served enough time.<p>Obama also granted a full and complete pardon to …

Surveillance

Here's what one top VC firm predicts will happen to tech startups in 2017

This November, we gathered our global founders and CEOs in San Francisco for our Accel Connect event. For part of the day, we discussed the current environment, independent of founders' stage, as well as the changing requirements for building great, enduring companies. It's a day we look forward to …

Venture Capital

Why the US government wants to bring cryptocurrency out of the shadows

The IRS has issued a summons for data on millions of users of the bitcoin exchange Coinbase, but some are dismayed by sweeping nature of the request<p>A US government request to trawl through the personal data of millions of users of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase signals the start of an effort …