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McDonald's moving headquarters to downtown Chicago by 2018

As part of its plan to "build a modern, progressive burger company," McDonald's will move its headquarters to downtown Chicago by the spring of 2018.<p>The company signed a lease to take up residence in Chicago's West Loop, at 1045 W. Randolph St., with plans to "transform the space into a modern …

Fanduel in talks to merge with DraftKings: source

(Reuters) - The two largest daily fantasy sports companies, FanDuel Inc and DraftKings Inc, are in early-stage talks to merge, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, as the industry faces a crackdown by U.S. states over whether it runs illegal gambling.<p>A FanDuel logo is displayed on a …

Stocks Falter as Investors Fret About Global Growth

Investors are awaiting central bank meetings this week by the Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan and Bank of England<p>U.S. stocks fell Monday following steep declines in Europe and Asia that came amid fresh jitters about the world’s economy.<p>Falling government bond yields and a strengthening yen …

Globalization

Amazon faces $350,000 fine for improperly shipping Liquid Fire

Federal regulators are going after Amazon for allegedly botching the packaging of Liquid Fire drain cleaner, which leaked on UPS employees during shipping.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $350,000 fine for the October 2014 incident.<p>Amazon (AMZN) did not properly …

Alibaba expects to nearly double transactions volume to more than $900 billion by 2020

(Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Tuesday it expects to nearly double its transaction volumes by 2020, signalling it still expects rampant growth as Executive Chairman Jack Ma pledged to intensify a crackdown on fake goods.<p>A sign of Alibaba Group is seen at CES …

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26 billion, but there may be another price to pay

Credit-rating agency Moody's has placed Microsoft's perfect "AAA" rating under review after the tech giant announced that it would issue new debt in order to finance the takeover of LinkedIn.<p>Microsoft is one of only three companies to have the perfect "AAA" rating from the agency, along with …

Asian Companies Are Dominating Global Smartphone Sales

Yes, there is always Apple Inc. there near the top of the tree, but Asian companies are dominating the world’s smartphone sales in 2016.<p>According to new data analyzing worldwide sales of smartphones in the first quarter of 2016, separately released by research firms Gartner and IC Insights, eleven …

GE's New Software Cuts Pollution From Coal Plants

Coal power isn’t going anywhere, but digital technology could be important for making this dirty power source a little cleaner.<p>On Monday night, GE …

This Is The Real Reason Microsoft Bought LinkedIn

Microsoft has just made one of its boldest moves by spending more than $26 billion on LinkedIn.<p>The acquisition – which values LinkedIn at $196 a share – is smart. It needs to be after a series of high-profile failures, such as Microsoft’s doomed $6 billion acquisition of the Nokia.<p>This new deal …

Satya Nadella

26 people wounded as Paris protesters clash with police

PARIS (AP) — Some 20 police officers and six protesters were injured in Paris Tuesday as projectile-throwing demonstrators, angry over an unpopular …

Virtually All States Have Backed The Idea of GST, says Arun Jaitely

Reportedly, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalaithaa is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening.<p>Union Finance Minister Arun …

India

Here’s the next dating trend that will piss you off

No doubt you’ve heard the term “ghosting” — slang for when someone you’re seeing just disappears into thin air. It’s happened to most of us, and it …

Donald Trump: U.S. voters want a raise

Donald Trump says a big reason he's getting so many votes is the lousy U.S. economy.<p>"Wages for our workers haven't budged in 20 years," he said Monday. The speech was focused on national security after the shooting in Orlando, Florida where 49 people were killed, but he also hit on the economy. …

Donald Trump

Circadian Clock

We live with our smartphones and now smartwatches always within reach, that gives easy access to a lot of information, from news to weather and time. …

3 Mental Health Hacks to Get You Through Low Days

I no longer have the "I don't know what to do for self-care" excuse because I have an entire box of things I can utilize at any moment.I think …

Steps to Turn Off the Nagging Self-Doubt in Your Head

Most of us lose time to negative thoughts; reframe your thinking and feel more positive<p>Think of the last time you told yourself something critical or negative. Then think of the last compliment you gave yourself.<p>Which is easier to remember?<p>Many of us—whether due to genetics, brain chemistry, our …

Wall Street

TransCanada Will Build a $2.1 Billion Gas Pipeline in Mexico

TransCanada said it would build and operate a $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline in Mexico, as the Canadian company ramps up in the Latin American …

​Shutterbugs, rejoice: Apple's iOS 10 will shoot raw photos

Photography enthusiasts love "raw" photo formats that let them wring as much flexibility and image quality as possible out of their cameras. And now they're going to get that ability on iPhones and iPads.<p>That's because Apple's next-gen iOS 10 software adds a new programming interface that will let …

PayPal's $890 Million Bet on Immigrants

For many years, Paypal (pypl) was virtually the only game in town when it came to digital payments. But today the newly independent company, which …

Behold the Xbox One S and Design Lab controllers in all their glory

Earlier today, they were but flashes on the big screen at Microsoft’s big E3 kickoff event. Now they’re pieces of metal and plastic in the same venue that hosted the aforementioned event (presently the site of an Xbox mixer with, mercifully, with an open bar).<p>The Xbox One S console is, of course, …

Rupert Murdoch's Sun Tabloid Urges Britons to Quit the EU

World<p>LONDON — Britain's biggest-selling newspaper — the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun — endorsed the campaign for the U.K. to leave the European Union on Monday.<p>Britons will vote on June 23 on whether to remain part of the EU, a choice with far-reaching consequences for politics, the economy, defense …

Great Britain

Belgium Must Makes Changes or Risk Wasting Their Golden Generation

Under the teeming skies of Lyon, Belgium’s fans showed up, and they showed up in force. The sea of red spread halfway around the stands was the most arresting sight in Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Monday night as Euro 2016 kicked off for the gastronomical capital of France.<p>After days in which the …

At WWDC, Apple disguises fun as innovation

No, it’s not just you. WWDC’s keynote this year was pretty underwhelming.<p>This year’s keynote felt like an afterthought, full of announcement for features all too familiar to many of us who regularly pay attention the the tech industry. Try as it might to spin them as new, Apple’s announcements this …

Xbox’s Major Nelson says that announcing a console without showing it ‘worked for’ PS4

As humans, sometimes we say and do things that are in direct contradiction with one another. The important thing to do is to learn from your experiences — and I think Microsoft is doing exactly that.<p>In February 2013, Sony announced the PlayStation 4 without actually showing the system. That didn’t …

Russian Hypersonic Glider Weapons Would Easily Penetrate U.S. Defenses, Says Expert

Today, the U.S., Russia and China are developing a new class of hypersonic ballistic glider weapons, which within a decade, may render most of the world’s nuclear arsenals vulnerable to lightning-fast penetration and attack.<p>Although boost-glide [or hyperglide vehicles (HGVs)] weapons would be …

HuffPost Rise: What You Need To Know On June 14

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Why you can never tell what your friends really think of you

We like to think we can judge how we present ourselves to others – but psychology says we’re wrong.<p>If you’re like most people, you’ve probably got a firm idea about your own personality – whether you’re outgoing or shy, nervous or calm, and so on. But how far do you think other people’s impressions …

15 signs you are smarter than average

A thought-provoking list was published by Business Insider that summarizes some science-based commonalities between smart people. Certainly, this is …

Fitness trackers take off in India

Fitness trackers accounted for 88% of the 400,000 wearable devices sold in India in the first quarter of 2016, according to IDC cited by The Indian Express.<p>IDC notes that the wearables market in India is rapidly growing, specifically in urban areas with higher incomes. The top vendors during Q1 …