February1

Options traders bullish on Facebook ahead of second-quarter results

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Facebook Inc (FB.O) geared up to report second-quarter results on Wednesday, traders in the options market are exhibiting a greater degree of bullishness in more than a year, options data showed.<p>The stock, which hit an all-time high of $166.17 on Monday, has climbed 43 …

Business

Should PhDs In Economics Lead The Federal Reserve?

Federal Reserve Chair Yellen likely will be a one-term chair.<p>What qualifications should her replacement have?<p>Is a PhD in Economics necessary?<p>Recently …

Federal Reserve

WW2 Era Mayflower Moving Truck: 1942 GMC COE

This 1942 GMC COE is a rare panel truck that was used to move families and their belongings into (and conceivably out of) the Salt Lake City area …

Trucks

Former NFL coach under fire for his ranking of 10 best quarterbacks since 1978

In the history of professional quarterbacks, Peyton Manning has the most touchdown passes. Aaron Rodgers has the highest passer rating. Tom Brady has the most Super Bowl rings.<p>But who's the best player overall?<p>There's a lot to consider when making your pick for Greatest Of All Time -- GOAT, for …

NFL

Here are the subjects taking over this year's CAO

<i>Niall Murray, Education Correspondent, IrishExaminer</i><p>Increase in take-up based on early applications reversed as students opt for arts and business …

Education

Underwood House by StudioMET architects

Architecture firm StudioMET architects designed Underwood House, a single family residence located in Houston, Texas and it was featured on the AIA …

Houston, Texas

ACA Round-Up: Medicare Trustees Report Does Not Trigger IPAB, And More

All eyes yesterday were focused on the Senate, which released significant new amendments to the Better Care Reconciliation Act. But the Senate was …

Medicare

Beyonce Unveils Gorgeous First Photo of Twins

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gorgeous

China says it doesn't block VPNs, despite allegations

Following a report claiming it was banning personal VPNs, Chinese officials are hitting back with cries of “fake news.”<p><i>Bloomberg</i> reported earlier this week that Chinese telecommunications carriers were ordered to block access to virtual private networks (VPNs) by February 1 next year.<p>However, …

China

China might not block personal VPNs after all

With China making "unapproved" virtual private networks illegal at the start of the year, we previously reported that the nation planned to completely block public access to VPNs by February 1st. Now, just a few days later, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has issued a …

China

When the Temperance Movement Opened Saloons

On February 1, 1882, Charles Sumner Eaton opened the doors of his new saloon on Washington Street, near Court, on Boston’s famed Newspaper Row. The …

Vic factory fire accused to deny murders

A man accused of murdering three squatters by setting fire to an old Melbourne factory is expected to deny the charges and point the finger at two …

Crime

Sean Spicer’s Press Room Innovations Are Driving Elite Reporters Mad

“When Washington reporters ask hard questions, Sean Spicer turns to Skype.”<p>That was the headline of a front-page article in USA Today last week, …

Donald Trump

Uh Oh: China Will Block All VPNs By February 2018

If you’ve traveled to China you’ve probably faced the “great firewall,” where access to many websites is blocked. This includes Google, Facebook, …

China

Apple sets up China data center to meet new cyber-security rules

More<p>BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Wednesday said it is setting up its first data center in China, in partnership with a local internet services …

Amazon.com Inc

Conservative students test UC Berkeley with latest speaker invite

Conservative columnist Ben Shapiro — whose pro-Israel musings have pleased the right and angered the left — has accepted an invitation to speak at UC Berkeley on Sept. 14, student groups announced Tuesday.<p>Shapiro is the third in a string of conservatives invited this year to the famously liberal …

San Francisco Bay Area

China’s mobile operators are reportedly being told to ban all use of VPNs

China’s latest move to crackdown on VPN software that enables people to circumvent its internet censorship system appears to be a very worrying one.<p>Bloomberg reports that the government has requested that state-run telecom operators prevent their customers from running VPN apps on their network. …

Censorship

All of Barack Obama's Most Heartwarming Pics

Those sweet moments with Michelle though.<p>Barack Obama had plenty of heartwarming moments during his eight years in office—and before he was president and after, too. Here are some of the former POTUS' most aww-worthy moments.

Barack Obama

Big financial woes linger in Illinois' new budget

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' first budget after two years is filled with partial outlines to address its debt-ridden pension system and unpaid bill backlog -- signs that political fighting and the fiscal mess in the nation's fifth-largest state are far from over.<p>At least 15 House and Senate …

Business

Right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos sues over canceled book

NEW YORK (AP) — Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos filed a $10 million lawsuit against a New York publishing company on Friday over a canceled book deal.<p>Yiannopoulos resigned from the conservative website Breitbart News this year after comments he made about sexual relationships between …

San Francisco Bay Area

Woman faces harassment charge after 'chasing ex on street, hacking accounts'

A sound engineer allegedly hacked into her ex-boyfriend's social media accounts, spread stories about their break-up on blogs and moved into his …

Crime

Woman 'hacked ex-boyfriend's social media, spread stories about break-up and moved into his building', court hears

A sound engineer hacked her ex-boyfriend’s social media accounts, spread stories about their break-up on blogs and moved into his building during an …

News (Ireland)

Looking at Smart Cities Through IoT Lens

<i>June 28, 2017</i><p>Communications expert Tsahi Levent-Levi, author of the popular BlogGeek.me blog, keeps a running tally and comprehensive overview of …

Smart Cities

Pension scheme liabilities rocket for smaller firms

The value of defined benefit pension liabilities held by small and medium-sized enterprises jumped 7.5 per cent to £4.3 billion in 2016.<p>The rise has …

Personal Finance (UK)

China's Great Firewall to Block All VPNs By February 1, 2018

One of the biggest pains of traveling to mainland China is the government’s restrictions on what websites and services you can use in the …

Frequent-flyer Programs

6 Piercing And Tattoo Ideas For Women Who Pride Themselves On Being Unique

Changing up your look is like a summer tradition.<p>Some of us take new seasons to explore our favorite celebrity hairstyles that inspire new cuts, …

Tattoos

Canada 2017

12 sporting tributes, challenges and competitions happening for Canada 150<p>New Year's is over and Canada Day is month's away — but that doesn’t mean …

Canada Day

1000 corruption allegations against police in three months: CCC reports

More than 1000 allegations of corruption relating to Queensland police have been made in the past three months, according to the Crime and Corruption …

Corruption

Facebook is now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

NEW YORK — Facebook is deleting about 66,000 posts a week as the social media giant cracks down on what it considers to be hate speech.<p>The company said in a blog post Tuesday that deleting posts can “feel like censorship,” but that it is working on explaining its process better.<p>Facebook says it …

Facebook

If Kennedy retires, Donald Trump's legacy is set

<b>(CNN) —</b> The final week of the Supreme Court session opens Monday, and with it comes rampant speculation that Justice Anthony Kennedy may call it quits.<p>If Kennedy does announce his retirement, it would almost certainly ensure not only a clear rightward swing in the Court but would also cement a …

Donald Trump