News Summary on Thursday, January 10th 2019

Cohen, ex-Trump lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress - World

[] Trump has denied wrongdoing and sought to minimize Cohen's statements by painting him as a liar The GOP-led committee later ended its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, saying there was no evidence of collusion or conspiracy between Trump's campaign and Russia

Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Agrees to Testify to Congress

[] Nor was it clear when Mr. Cummings formally issued an invitation to testify Cohen Pleads Guilty and Details Trump’s Involvement in Moscow Tower Project Nov. 29, 2018 4 Takeaways From Michael Cohen’s Sentencing Dec. 12, 2018 Why Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Confessed to It All Dec. 3, 2018 Advertisement

Pompeo slams Obama's Middle East policies in Cairo speech

[] 'That this administration feels the need, nearly a decade later, to take potshots at an effort to identify common ground between the Arab world and the West speaks not only to the Trump administration's pettiness but also to its lack of a strategic vision for America's role in the region and its abdication of America's values,' National Security Action group, a group of former officials, said in a statement

Fiat Chrysler agrees to $800 million U.S. diesel-emissions settlement

[] In October, Daimler said operating profit would fall by more than 10 percent, blaming government proceedings and measures in various regions in referencing diesel emissions issues U.S. regulators said the industry was getting a tough message Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Venezuela's Maduro starts new term as U.S. decries him as 'usurper'

[] Loyalty always, betrayal never, said Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, shortly before handing Maduro a replica of the sword of Venezuelan liberation hero Rafael Urdaneta The Washington Post on Wednesday reported that Padrino had told Maduro to step down last month and said he would offer his own resignation if he did not Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Xi pledges support for second Trump-Kim summit

[] The reports highlighted the two leaders' close relationship as China uses the prospect of a Trump-Kim summit to gain leverage in trade negotiations with Washington Xi said that Pyongyang's concerns are reasonable and must be resolved, the KCNA said Xi also stood to the right of Kim at a luncheon in the Beijing Hotel Wednesday, indicating his position as host

Jaguar Land Rover to slash UK jobs after China, diesel drop

[] Ford also said on Thursday it will cut thousands of jobs in Europe, exit unprofitable markets and discontinue loss-making vehicle lines as part of a turnaround effort aimed at improving profit margins in the region Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Jaguar Land Rover to announce 5,000 UK job cuts

[] Britain’s biggest car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is reportedly set to announce it will cut up to 5,000 jobs from its UK workforce The luxury carmaker employs 44,000 workers in the UK at sites in Halewood on Merseyside and Solihull, Castle Bromwich and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands 2 Jan 2019 Mahabis 2/8 Costa Cola Coca-Cola has paid £3.9bn for Costa Coffee

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, mainly in Britain

[] We are taking decisive action to help deliver long-term growth in the face of multiple geopolitical and regulatory disruptions as well as technology challenges facing the automotive industry, said Chief Executive Ralf Speth Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Donald Trump gave out sweets in shutdown meeting with Democrats before 'banging table' and demanding support for wall

[] Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi speak to the media as they depart after the meeting at the White HouseCredit:CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way, and he just walked out of the meeting I think we might work a deal, and if we don't I might go that route, he said

Judge dismisses Ashley Judd's harassment claim against Weinstein again

[] Jackson confirmed in December 2017 that Weinstein had in the 1990s sought to discredit actresses who later went on to accuse him of sexual misconduct But in a rare statement, Weinstein tells the Daily Beast: 'The rumor is untrue We are looking to augment the team, not replace anyone.'

Trump walks out of talks on shutdown; calling meeting 'total waste of time'

[] Trump attended a lunch meeting of Senate Republicans on Wednesday and emerged to declare unwavering support for the tough stance he has taken on funds for the wall If this shutdown continues to March 1 and the debt ceiling becomes a problem several months later, we may need to start thinking about the policy framework, the inability to pass a budget...and whether all of that is consistent with triple-A, Fitch's global head of sovereign ratings James McCormack said at an event in London

US shutdown: Trump 'walks out' of meeting over border wall funds

[] 190107150120233 Trump told reporters as he was leaving the Capitol that party is totally unified in its demands for border security But some Republicans, including Senator John Thun, have indicated in recent days that there is growing concern about the toll the shutdown is taking on everyday Americans, including disruptions in payments to farmers and trouble for home buyers who are seeking government-backed mortgage loans - serious stuff With additional reporting from William Roberts in Washington, DC

Australian Open TV schedule: What channel is the Australian Open on? How to watch

[] Andy Murray will make his return to the Australian Open with a tough first-round match against Roberto Bautista Agut Konta is in a loaded top quarter of the draw that also includes world number one Simona Halep, who faces a rematch with her US Open conqueror Kaia Kanepi, and Serena and Venus Williams

Jose Mourinho free to take Real Madrid job after Man Utd pay his £15m compensation

[] JOSE MOURINHO is free to take charge of Real Madrid after Manchester United paid him £15 million compensation Mourinho was in charge of Madrid from 2010 until 2013 when he guided them to La Liga glory and won the Copa del Rey The Portuguese side told him money is no issue as they desperately attempted to lure him back to his homeland

Australian Open 2019: Andy Murray faces Roberto Bautista Agut in first round

[] The former world number one has only played 12 matches since returning to the sport, with next week's meeting with Bautista Agut set to be his first competitive match since September Live scores, schedule and results Follow the Australian Open on BBC TV, radio and online Alerts: Get tennis news sent to your phone

Aaron Ramsey has NOT agreed Juventus deal: Guillem Balague issues Arsenal transfer update

[] Ramsey has made more than 250 appearances since joining the Gunners from Cardiff City in 2008, but the Wales international has failed to agree on a new deal with the London club in the final year of his contract Henrikh Mkhitaryan (foot), Rob Holding (knee) and Danny Welbeck (ankle) remain out long-term

Chelsea news: Marcos Alonso makes Bayern Munich comparison to Callum Hudson-Odoi

[] The teenager is being linked with a £35m move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and finding it difficult to break into the first team at Chelsea We are Chelsea, another great team, the Premier League is the most competitive league in the world, I don't know why someone would go to Bayern Munich

Macy's stock plummets after holiday sales disappoint

[] The company also said its gross profit margin will shrink, rather than grow A prominent retail analyst says that the shift to online spending as well as the volatile stock market hurt Macy's during the holiday The pessimism on Wall Street spread quickly from department stores to virtually all other retail sectors, including specialty, dollar stores, luxury, and athletic apparel

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs as Ford announces shake-up for staff too

[] As a result, the brand, owned by Indian conglomerate Tata, reported a £90 million pre-tax loss in the three months to September 30, compared to a £385million profit in the same period the year before Yesterday, we reported how Jaguar Land Rover suspended a worker who posed with a mock suicide vest while allegedly joking he would pull the string and blow up

Ford is shedding thousands of jobs in Europe

[] Read More The carmaker said in July that it would spend $11 billion over the next three to five years to reshape its business around the world But Ford Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks told Bloomberg last year that the companies' discussions are broad and not limited to any particular technology, product or geography

China says latest round of US trade talks were ‘extensive, deep’

[] The Chinese ministry of commerce said in a statement on Thursday that extensive, deep and meticulous discussions promoted mutual understanding to establish a foundation to solve each side’s concerns China and the US held three days of talks in Beijing which concluded on Wednesday, laying the groundwork for higher-level negotiations between now and the March 2 deadline

David Beckham's sister's ex delivers daughter's Christmas present and family snaps to footie star's house after 'family row'

[] THE disgruntled ex of David Beckham's sister visited the star's London mansion to hand over his daughter's Christmas presents - amid claims of an escalating family row Kris claimed he’d been barred from seeing his daughter over Christmas for posting a similar photo to his 15,000 followers

Judge dismisses part of Ashley Judd's sexual harassment suit against Harvey Weinstein

[] The report details an alleged pattern of making unwanted advances on women while he was on movie sets and at other events MTV suspended the show in order to conduct an investigation, according to an emailed statement from the network to USA TODAY on May 17 DMB denied previously knowing about the allegations Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images Fullscreen Last SlideNext Slide

Meanwhile, in the Mueller investigation

[] While the shutdown drama continues, it’s been a big week in the special counsel investigation. Plus, the administration quietly considers a rollback of civil rights protections. Plus, a former Marine’s new mission: find his old hat.

Emotional Chanelle Hayes fights back tears as she vows to be 'skinny in a bikini' next time she's on This Morning as she discusses 'nasty' trolling

[] I know that, but it is hard! Most of the time I would be like get a grip of yourself but sometime it hits a nerve The star is determined to turn her life around though and told the presenters: Next time you see me I will be skinny and I may wear a yellow bikini for you! 6 Chanelle said the comments really hit a nerve this time

Galaxy S10 launch date confirmed: Feb. 20 at Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco

[] Samsung Phones don't typically get a lot of love at CES, but Samsung managed to steal the spotlight by using the show to announce the launch date for its 10th anniversary Galaxy phone, widely expected to be called the Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10 rumors suggest three separate S10 phones in their lineup: a standard Galaxy S10, a larger S10 Plus and the S10 Lite, or S10 E

AMD Announces Radeon VII Gaming GPU at CES 2019

[] The Radeon VII is touted as the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU with 25% more performance at the same power consumption as previous AMD GPUs It includes 60 compute units running up to 1.8GHz and 16GBs of high bandwidth memory Features like Async compute, rapid packed math and shader intrinsics were mentioned as well

Jeff Bezos' divorce could soon make MacKenzie Bezos one of Amazon's biggest shareholders

[] But in the Bezoses' case, where the two have been married for a long time and the founding of Amazon took place after they got married, it's likely that's where a court would end up, said James Spencer, an adjunct professor at Seattle University's School of Law and an attorney with Brothers & Henderson

Back to the USSR: How to Read Western News

[] The heroes of Dickens' Pickwick Papers visit the fictional borough of Eatanswill to observe an election between the candidates of the Blue Party and the Buff Party But after revelations, admissions of bias, pretending it never happened, the media ship calmly sails on (shedding passengers as it goes, though)

Trump said he knows a border wall will work because wheels work, and the Secret Service uses 'really expensive' cars with wheels

[] President Donald Trump compared his border wall to the invention of the wheel on Thursday, saying wheels are effective and still commonly used in modern times In McAllen, Trump participated in a roundtable with lawmakers and local officials who commended him for calling the situation along the border a crisis and holding firm on his demands that Congress supply billions for the wall

Prison workers warn of 'escapes' as government shutdown continues: 'We’re the front line keeping MS13 locked up’

[] Guards in some America’s most dangerous prisons are warning that escapes and riots could be coming if the partial government shutdown continues to drag on with no end in sight The two small-sized 'Berdiansk' and 'Nikopol' armored artillery boats had come under enemy fire and are now dead in the water

Trump doubles down on threat to declare national emergency as he visits US-Mexico border

[] The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, on 25 November, announced the decision to introduce martial law in Ukraine for a period of 60 days When NBC News pointed that border officials caught a total of six people on a security watchlist over a six-month period, Kellyanne Conway told reporters Ms Sanders had made an unfortunate misstatement

White House Looking Into Diverting Army Corps Funds to Build Wall

[] Almost three weeks into a partial government shutdown, President Trump has signaled he may seek a way out of the impasse over funding a wall by declaring a national emergency at the border with Mexico This money is supposed to be used on projects to defend Americans from natural disasters and rebuild communities impacted by them, Rep We’ll have fewer resources to protect places like Puerto Rico and Houston, TX from being destroyed

The Authenticity Test

[] Bush's handling of the supermarket scanner and Michael Dukakis cruising in a tank nearly 30 years ago To have him be dragged into this race, I think adds authenticity to him Bernie is everything Warren is but better, CNN's S.E You're not going to escape that, especially over time

As Robert Mueller writes his report, a potential battle brews over obstruction of justice

[] Silence from Mueller For a year, the Trump lawyers and the Mueller team have held on-and-off discussions for a possible interview with Trump, though the President has been counseled not to talk For the last two years, I have been warning the Justice Department, as they have been turning over tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of pages of investigative files in the Clinton e-mail investigation, that whatever precedent they were going to set, they were going to have to live by, Schiff said

Mike Pompeo goes to Egypt

[] No clarity in CairoMike Pompeo goes to Egypt The secretary of state shares his thoughts on the Middle East The former president never lived up to his lofty promises of promoting democracy and human rights, in part because the Arab Spring scrambled the staid politics of the Middle East and north Africa Beyond his fondness for autocrats, however, Mr Trump’s policy in the region is a muddle, and his top diplomat offered little clarity

UK weather forecast: Latest maps of EXTREME SNOW system over Europe to hit UK in 10 days

[] Generally, rather unsettled conditions are likely to continue for the rest of the period, with spells of rain interspersed with colder, showery weather BBC weather has issued a red weather warning for south-eastern areas of Germany and Austria, as the Alps reported over 10ft of snow had settled, claiming the lives of many in the area

Donald Trump toys with allowing Texas to build the wall on border

[] Dan Patrick had suggested providing the state with a relatively small amount of money, and they’ll build a wall themselves I thought that was not the worst idea I’ve ever heard, he told Mr. Patrick Although I still think I can do it cheaper than you We’re going to look at a couple of ways of doing it, where you guys get [the wall] up

Newsom unveils a $209-billion budget to boost schools and healthcare and fight poverty

[] Gavin Newsom unveiled a $209-billion budget on Thursday that boosts funding for public schools and healthcare programs and includes significant one-time spending to combat the state’s homeless epidemic and prepare for future natural disasters He will also ask for early steps toward a sweeping expansion of California’s paid family leave for new parents

Trump Threatens National Emergency If He Doesn't Get His Border Wall

[] They are paying with the incredible deal we made called the USMCA During his Thursday morning meltdown, the president also claimed he was a professional at technology, said he didn’t slam a table during a failed meeting with Democratic leaders on Wednesday and called Democrats crazy

Trump is willing to take military action in Syria again - Pompeo

[] ©  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Pompeo struck a similar tone on Thursday, declaring that the US will still carry out airstrikes in Syria as the need arises, and will not completely abandon the region until the complete dismantling of the ISIS threat is achieved

Trump hires 17 lawyers to protect him from Mueller, while workers go unpaid during shutdown

[] I didn't have the best position, but towards the end, the bunny stood behind the President and I was able to take this shot They join John Eisenberg, a national security expert who has served as a deputy in the counsel's office since Mr Trump took office

Merkel ‘inspects the desert she made’: Varoufakis slams German chancellor’s visit to Greece

[] Read more Greeks slam Bavarian minister for joking that Greece should still be under German rule For many Greeks, the feeling is not mutual Here's police announcement banning public gatherings in central Athens during Merkel visit #Greece#Merkelhttps://t.co/9vQiYEURvC Derek Gatopoulos (@dgatopoulos) January 10, 2019 Trends: Angela Merkel news Germany newsGreece news

Labour’s Brexit cop-out betrays its members

[] Mr Corbyn, a convinced Eurosceptic who campaigned only half-heartedly to remain in 2016, has confused matters further by appearing to accept that any referendum should have an option to remain, but also saying that we can’t stop Brexit For Labour to show that it is the government in waiting that it claims, it would have to put forward a better Brexit plan than the Tories

EU ON THE BRINK: Italy plotting to use 'Yellow Vests' to DESTROY Brussels as we know it

[] EU news: Italy's Five Star planning to use France's 'yellow vests' to bring down Brussels (Image: GETTY) Luigi Di Maio is in contact with some Yellow Jackets, but the meeting has not been set up yet, Ms Agea added The Italian's reaction will give further worsen relations with France after Mr Salvini has lashed out at Mr Macron in November calling him an international embarrassment

In Texas border town, skepticism ahead of Trump visit to push wall

[] Alex Flores, a bartender in McAllen, said Trump’s description of the border as a dangerous landscape of smugglers does not sound like his hometown I’ve lived here all my life, and I have never seen a crisis here, Flores, 27, said Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Son doesn't want to know who real father is as tricked tycoon dad sobs on GMB

[] A SON tricked into thinking a MoneySuperMarket tycoon was his dad has revealed he doesn't want to know who his real father is I love you and my doors always open, I've got the kettle waiting to go on, six pack of beer However, the legal case allowed her to keep the biological father’s name out of proceedings

France, Belgium cast doubt on DR Congo election result

[] Although it did not name the winner, its announcement drew a sharp rebuke from the ruling coalition Election observers reported a number of irregularities during the vote and the opposition alleged it was marred by fraud Corneille Nangaa, president of CENI, announces the results of the DRC's presidential election [Jackson Njehia/Reuters]

[LIVE] DRC poll aftermath: France, Belgium shocked, govt accepts result

[] The elections board in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, early Thursday declared a president-elect in what will become the first peaceful transition of power in the troubled country On the claims by French Foreign Minister, Mende said Kinshasa disapproved the words of Jean-Yves Le Drain

Moon urges Japanese leaders not to politicize forced labor issues

[] Relations between the two East Asian neighbors have been frosty since South Korea's top court ruled in October that Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp should compensate four former laborers I don't think it is wise for Japanese politicians and leader to continue to politicize it, making sources of controversy and spreading them, he said

Brexit LIVE: May plots to KEEP EU rules in major Brexit deal climb down to win over Labour

[] Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has warned about fresh food availability post-Brexit (Image: GETTY) 8.22am update: Today's Brexit schedule It's set to be another busy Brexit day as the fallout from yesterday's Commons chaos continues READ MORE: Jeremy Corbyn DEMANDS General Election as a ‘DEMOCRATIC’ solution to Brexit deadlock

Paris set to roll out free public transport for children

[] The move comes at a time when spending power is seen to be a major concern for the majority of ordinary working French people and it's certainly good news for families with young children The mayor has also made it clear that she'd also like to roll out free public transport to low income families who earn less than 1.5 times the minimum wage

BREXIT BOOST: Rolls-Royce commits future to UK after EU exit – brand ‘BELONGS to Britain’

[] It is an in-built brand promise even for our customers worldwide to be proudly built in Goodwood On this year’s record numbers, he said: We haven't seen any downturn It's causing considerable worry and agitation across boardrooms both in the UK and abroad

No way out: Trump walks out, Dems remain firm

[] It was a classic slice of Trumpism that may have been satisfying in the moment and was surely popular with supporters who appreciate the President's blunt manner and willingness to shatter protocol He thinks maybe they could just ask their father for money, but they can't, Pelosi said

Ghosn suffers fever; interrogation suspended

[] The once-revered former Nissan chairman has now languished in a Tokyo detention center for more than 50 days as he fights multiple allegations of financial misconduct Ghosn denies all the allegations against him, saying he had been wrongly accused and unfairly detained based on meritless and unsubstantiated accusations

5,000 sprint for title of ‘Lucky Man’

[] The annual New Year ceremony, which has been held since the Edo period, is associated with Ebisu, a god of prosperous business He said he hopes his win will help cheer up the people of his home town which was hit by flooding and mudslides last summer Among the prizes Yamamoto received were a barrel of sake and rice

Trump's team had over 100 contacts with Russian-linked operatives, report shows

[] A majority of Americans say they believe President Donald Trump has tried to obstruct the investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Jeff Chiu, AP Fullscreen James Comey talks with Mueller before he was officially sworn in as FBI director on Sept

Zimbabwe's Chamisa calls for dialogue as more workers threaten to strike

[] Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Wednesday called upon president Emmerson Mnangagwa to ‘urgent dialogue’, saying its time to solve ‘our politics and economics’ before it gets worse Cash shortages have plunged Zimbabwe’s financial system into disarray, threatening social unrest and undermining Mnangagwa’s efforts to win back foreign investors sidelined under his predecessor Robert Mugabe

Surprise Winner Declared in Congo Presidential Election

[] The provisional results, which can be challenged in court, came as a big surprise Yet in a news conference that took place early Thursday, Congo’s electoral commission said that Mr. Tshisekedi had received around 7 million votes, ahead of 4 million for Mr. Shadary and around 6 million for Mr. Fayulu

Moon vows efforts for visible benefits of income-led growth in 2019

[] It is a common challenge facing the entire world, he said My administration will cooperate with the international community, including the United States, to resolve the remaining issues (to inter-Korean economic cooperation), such as international sanctions, as soon as possible, Moon said

In Kingsbury, the Cardinals Think They’ve Found Their McVay

[] NFL mmqb Game Plan In Kingsbury, the Cardinals Think They’ve Found Their McVay Quickly A few years back, Arizona GM Steve Keim targeted a young, relatively unproven offensive hotshot for a head coaching opening that didn’t materialize I was excited for him, happy for Kliff and happy that he got that chance, Leach said

Jeff Fisher is more than your 7–9 jokes

[] NFL mmqb Going Long Jeff Fisher Is More Than Your 7–9 Jokes Quickly As the NFL coaching carousel continues to aggressively spinonly two head coaching spots of eight remain openone longtime NFL coach’s name hasn’t been part of the conversation The Titans front office confirms his story: with one year left on Fisher’s contract and a lot of big decisions to make, it made more sense for both sides to walk away

Jeff Fisher Is More Than Your 7-9 Jokes

[] NFL The Wilder Project Jeff Fisher Is More Than Your 7-9 Jokes Jeff Fisher sits down with Charlotte Wilder to talk about his NFL coaching days and whether he would return to the NFL if given the chance Jeff Fisher sits down with Charlotte Wilder to talk about his NFL coaching days and whether he would return to the NFL if given the chance

Nick Wright has real questions about Dak Prescott (VIDEO)

[] Nick Wright has real questions about Dak Prescott Video Details Nick Wright reacts to Troy Aikman's comments regarding Dallas Cowboys' QB Dak Prescott Hear what Nick had to say about Dak's future with the Cowboys

Cris Carter encourages Kyler Murray to pursue a NFL career over baseball (VIDEO)

[] Cris Carter encourages Kyler Murray to pursue a NFL career over baseball Video Details Cris Carter and Nick Wright reacts to Kyler Murray expected to declare for the 2019 NFL draft Hear what Cris thinks about Kyler and his NFL future

'Simms & Lefkoe: The Show' Episode 19 Featuring LaMarr Woodley

[] The 19th episode of Simms & Lefkoe: The Show is here Watch Simms & Lefkoe: The Show every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET

Australian stocks rise as investors await retail sales numbers

[] The Dow added 122.80 points to close at 24,001.92 while the S&P 500 advanced 0.4 percent to finish its trading day at 2,596.64 The Japanese yen, widely viewed as a safe-haven currency, traded at 108.36 after seeing highs below 108 yesterday The Australian dollar was at $0.7182 after seeing lows above $0.714 in the previous session

The stock market just got off to its best start in 13 years

[] But even a few declines might not translate to an unwind of what has been a remarkable bounce-back in equities Look, we’re up like 10% since the day before Christmas and there’s more overhead resistance than my SAT scores so yea, a few down sessions are inevitable, wrote Michael Antonelli, managing director of institutional sales and trading at Robert W We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment

Fortunes And Farewells: From Bezos To Disney, A Guide To The Biggest, Nastiest And Weirdest Billionaire Divorces

[] W hen it comes to saying goodbye, a divorce among the ultrarich can be as outsized as the rest of their lives Kirk Kerkorian and Lisa Bonder Child support: $10.25 million plus $100,000 a month One of the nastiest and weirdest billionaire divorces was that of the late Kirk Kerkorian and his much younger ex-wife, Lisa Bonder

US economy is in 'great shape': Home Depot co-founder Marcus

[] The recent positive job numbers comes on the heels of a wild month for the markets with rampant volatility as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 posted the worst December performances since the Great Depression The market is schizophrenic controlled by algorithms We have more small businesses forming in the United States

Sears chairman submits new roughly $5B bid to save retailer: Report

[] The offer, which aims to preserve up to 50,000 jobs, also would assume up to roughly $350 million in additional Sears bankruptcy expenses, severance benefits for employees and other liabilities, one of the sources added CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX BUSINESS APP By the 1960s, it was the largest retailer in the world and a fixture in malls across the United States, selling everything from appliances to auto parts to toys

Federal Reserve focuses on how to hit interest-rate target

[] The Interest On Excess Reserves acts as a ceiling for the fed funds rate Lou Crandall, chief economist at Wrighton ICAP, said the December meeting minutes suggest the Fed wants to keep the debate over its balance sheet focused on technical issues rather than broader questions of steering the economy

Gov't to 'tweak' economic policies for innovation

[] But he said that they should also understand that their lives will not get better if the policy supporting their wages puts the economy into difficulty Moon said the government is considering other options such as listing and prioritizing projects that are most needed in certain regions, and to start the development without conducting feasibility studies

European stocks set to open lower amid trade and Fed concerns

[] At the same time, traders believe there is some positive momentum in the relationship between the U.S. and China over trade In Europe, investors keep monitoring the Brexit process ahead of next week's critical vote In terms of data, the European Central Bank will be releasing its latest meeting accounts at 12.30 p.m. GMT

Highlights of the overall plan for Xiongan New Area

[] Xiongan, which is planned to undertake the noncapital functions of Beijing, should protect the ecological environment, stick to green development, and highlight people's livelihoods, according to the State Council, China's cabinet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Next   >>| 1/14 Next

Trump Admitted That Mexico Isn't LITERALLY Going To Pay For The Wall

[] Despite constant promises on the campaign trail to the contrary, President Donald Trump on Thursday admitted that he never meant that Mexico would literally pay for the wall he wants on the southern border You know, a lot of politicians that said, 'Oh, they're not gonna pay, he don't know anything about' They never read The Art of the Deal

Apple’s TV industry embrace was an inevitable surprise

[] Processor is a weekly YouTube show that takes a deeper look at how consumer technology is changing and how we should think about our gadgets as people, not just as users Sony, in particular, felt weird both because Sony has historically loved doing its own thing instead of cooperating with others and also because its TVs run Android

Best Purchase of Russian Secrets You Can Make - Veteran Russia Correspondent Publishes Memoirs (John Helmer)

[] John Helmer is the longest serving foreign correspondent in Russia; he has been reporting from Moscow since 1989, and shortly before Christmas, he published his memoirs Not by coincidence, at the same time the US Treasury’s Office for Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued its sanctions de-listing announcement for Oleg Deripaska's main companies, Rusal, EN+ and Eurosibenergo Hillary Clinton and her deputy at State, William Burns, covered that up

Is It Just Me, Or Is Marie Kondo’s Netflix Show Weirdly Dark?

[] Marie Kondo’s genius is the genius of euphemism Tidying Up places Kondo’s relentlessly cheery domestic advice against what sometimes feels like a roiling American backdrop of late capitalist panic and crushing internalized expectations It’s hard to believe that organizing a house will be able to address the anxieties and old wounds that some of the clients, through polite smiles and grateful tears, lay bare onscreen

Lady Gaga's Golden Globes Red Carpet Is Now A Meme And It's Disgustingly Relatable

[] Judy Garland also starred in an earlier production of ASIB , in which she wore a similar dress 💜 #GoldenGlobes 06:08 AM - 07 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

70,000 People to Welcome Putin in Belgrade

[] The organizers’ intention is to in this way show respect for the first man of Russia, who is higly responsible for strengthening friendly relations between the two brotherly states, but also the gratitude to the largest Slavic country for supporting Serbia’s territorial integrity in the international arena, the newspaper writes

Here Are 21 "Brooklyn Nine-Nine Facts" You'll Want To Know: Part II

[] Recently, Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor conducted a Reddit AMA to answer fans' burning questions Algernon, the name of the mouse that lives in Jake's desk drawer, is named after the short story Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes in the story, Algernon is a lab mouse who undergoes surgery to increase his intelligence

Delusional Nobody Michael McFaul Says Russia Not Safe for American Tourists, Students

[] Facts and evidence become irrelevant in the rush to compound the ‘correct’ narrative I know that's no comfort to Whelan, but let's keep things in perspective Here’s the beautiful cups we got to make our tea and chocolate on the train ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dUu9Cz0ehq Katie Glass (@katieglassST) December 25, 2018

Terry Crews Called Out Kevin Hart And Said Men Should Hold One Another Accountable

[] Crews' comments on Thursday come a day after Hart appeared on Good Morning America and repeatedly said that he was done addressing the controversy I'm demanding that men everywhere, in any of these cultures, demand accountability from each other and we have to speak up, Crews said

Trump Bows to Domestic Pressure, Delays His Withdrawal From Syria

[] In response to domestic pressure, Trump agreed to extend the deadline for withdrawal of thousands of US troops from the northeaster Syrian province of al-Hasaka from the initial 30 days previously announced until April this year Likewise, the Arab countries who are suddenly showing care and affection for Assad seem to want to keep their options open by bringing Damascus closer in case of a Trump U-turn against them, as he has turned away from the PKK Kurds in Syria

Legendary Makarov Pistol Headed for Retirement

[] However, judging by an image published by Kalashnikov.ru website, there is nothing unconventional in its shape or design Army and police users around the world appreciate Makarov’s small size and weight but do complain about its powerful, over-the-top blowback and insufficient firepower However, it became less suitable for modern warfare in which a sidearm should be powerful enough against armor-protected targets

19 Times Celebs Shaded/Called Out Other Celebs To Their Face

[] When Mariah Carey shaded Nicki Minaj for not having a Hot 100 hit: LILKIMLAND™ @LILKIMLAND Mariah Carey didn't need to make a diss song to end Nicki Minaj When Barbara Walters iconically said this to the Kardashians: Tap to play GIF 10

The Dad Of A Popular YouTube Family Channel Is Being Accused Of Sexualizing A Child After Buying Her A Phallic-Shaped Lollipop

[] In August of last year, old tweets were dug up by internet sleuths showing McBroom characterizing women specifically black women offensively and disparagingly but @AustinMcbroom and @CatherinePaiz don’t address their fuck ups, which only makes matters worse and makes them look more guilty Explain yourselves! #acefamily 07:33 PM - 09 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite

Russia's Most Notorious Mob Boss Is Not Russian - He's Israeli

[] In 1987, just three years after he attended the closing with Trump, Bogatin pleaded guilty to taking part in a massive gasoline-bootlegging scheme with Russian mobsters Leaders were meeting on the occasion of Sergey Mikhailov's birthday to discuss carving up criminal jurisdictions and to iron out a dispute between Semion Mogilevich and the Solntsevskaya Organization

US Will Be Forced to Face Reality in 2019, Drop Neocon Dream of World Domination

[] The coming to power in the US of Donald Trump marked a critical change in the goal-setting of American foreign policy It isn’t excluded that even his support group – that part of the American establishment that brought him to power in order to break the disastrous globalist course associated with the Democratic Party and was almost completely privatised by the Clinton family – doesn’t fully realise it The center of Washington’s efforts will be definitively switched to the European Union

Penn Badgley Is Shutting Down People Who Are Attracted To His Character On "You", So Please Take Note

[] 08:36 PM - 08 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite But who is ready and willing to step up and school us on why we're not supposed to find Joe attractive I give you full permission to be attracted to that character Tap to play GIF Post comment Sign in to comment

Yellow Vest Crackdown May Trigger Debt Crisis

[] And the movement has now created the perfect storm for President Emmanuel Macron And his lack of understanding of the situation as well as his open contempt for his opposition has placed him in a political vice The Yellow Vests are responding to an obvious lack of competence, that’s what lack of faith in institutions looks like

18 TV And Movie Adaptations That Are Hitting Screens In 2019

[] Where’d You Go, Bernadette , Marie Semple What it’s about: When 15-year-old Bee's mother Bernadette disappears, she begins searching through email messages, official documents, secret correspondences in order to try and find out where she went and why When 14-year-old John falls through an icy Missouri lake in the dead of winter, he's pronounced dead for 60 minutes but through the power of prayer and a mother's love, Jon wakes up

Federal workers turn to GoFundMe during shutdown; Sears may be getting one more chance

[] Live Federal workers turn to GoFundMe during shutdown; Sears may be getting one more chance For video troubleshooting and help click here

14 Kids Who Will Make You Go, "Damn, You're A Little Genius, Aren't Cha?"

[] This kid, whose mom asked them to bring her a cup of water and a straw, so they brought her this: 9 And this kid, who is basically the businessperson of the century: Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Meghan Markle Steps Out in Her First Maternity Dress as She Visits One of Her New Patronages

[] They are all national and grassroot organizations that are part of the fabric of the U.K, the palace said At Smart Works, beneficiaries can be provided with complete outfits of high quality clothes for job interviews, have access to one-to-one interview training and the opportunity to join Smart Works Network, furthering their professional and personal development Edinburgh, Manchester, Reading, Birmingham and Newcastle

Is Bill Kristol a Kremlin Agent? Shady Outfit Claims Anyone Using Term ‘Neocon’ Is Likely Russian Propagandist

[] After protests from multiple people who found themselves on the blacklist, the Post had to publish an editor’s note, saying it could not vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet https://t.co/2ffZ46mrME Paul Blumenthal (@PaulBlu) January 9, 2019 That's interesting because I remember reading Norman Podhoretz in college..

It Looks Like Jameela Jamil Just Dragged The Kardashians And The Media For Fat-Shaming Khloé

[] Jameela Jamil @jameelajamil @thefirstloved I think if you’re globally fat shamed and taunted and insulted by everyone inside and outside of your family X 06:35 AM - 10 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Khloé and the rest of her family have yet to acknowledge Jameela's comments, but BuzzFeed have reached out to representatives of both for comment

Q&A on France's yellow vests: Why are they still protesting and who is to blame for the violence?

[] The Russian economy is NOT booming; Putin has not taken any action against the Rothschilds France already has greater income equality than many other developed countries, notably Britain Is Macron's plan for a national consultation just a waste of time You can follow John Lichfield on Twitter @john_lichfield

Report: Saudis, UAE and Israel Now Working to Rehabilitate Assad as Counterbalance to Turkey

[] The incentives for Assad would include a path back into the Arab League, and the Arab states’ support for Damascus in opposing Ankara’s military presence in northern Syria, where Turkish forces have been deployed in opposition to Kurdish-led YPG fighters

If You've Been Stabbed By A Pencil And Still Have A Mark These Questions Are For You

[] First things first have you ever been stabbed with a pencil First things first have you ever been stabbed with a pencil A demon from another live that you somehow wronged Twitter: @DannySoSavage Yes, one of the few No, this has to have happened to a lot of people

Erdogan Tells US to Coordinate Syria Pullout With Russia and Iran

[] Prior to that exchange, Bolton demanded safety guarantees for Syria’s Kurds from Turkey, calling it a precondition for US withdrawal The Turkish president called Bolton’s demands a huge mistake and refused to swallow them But they’re still there, President Vladimir Putin said at the time

13 Celebrity Couples Who Are Expecting Babies In 2019

[] Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner The notoriously private couple confirmed in October that they're expecting their third child but haven't disclosed any further details They announced the pregnancy with a photo of Alejandra's bump being blessed by the Dalai Lama during a trip to the Netherlands

24 Tweets That Anyone Who Has Ever Worn A Bra Will Find Hilarious And True

[] Escobar @myhairisblue If the feeling you get when you take off your bra after wearing it for 24 hours could be bottled, it would be the most addictive drug ever Aisling Gheal @Aisling_Gheal Boy, are you like a strapless bra Emily McCombs @msemilymccombs That thing where you covertly put your hands in your bra and scoop your titties up in public

The Empire Blinked in 2018, Several Times, This Is Going to Make 2019 Very, Very Dangerous

[] The year 2018 will go down in history as a turning point in the evolution of the geostrategic environment of our planet Be it the aircraft carriers or even various destroyers, cruisers, amphibious assault ships, (mostly ill-fated) littoral combat ships, transport ships, etc

Apartment blaze in Toulouse leaves 22 injured

[] The blaze had been brought under control by daybreak Toulouse : 19 blessés dont deux en urgence absolue dans l'incendie d'un immeuble https://t.co/RvlK1Ge3jj RIS112 (@RIS112_F) January 10, 2019 Lire les #infos, puis voir que l'#incendie de Toulouse est à 2 pas de chez toi

19 Of The Absolute Dumbest Things Flat Earthers Have Actually Said

[] Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Finally the Glimpse of a Trumpian Foreign Policy, but Is It More Bait and Switch?

[] Never before has any presidential administration been as all over the place in terms of national security and foreign policy as is that of Donald J. Trump Israel meanwhile, presumably acting with U.S. connivance, has introduced a new destabilizing element into the Middle East cauldron, using civilian airliners to mask the approach of its military jets to attack targets in Syria

Who's the daddy? The truth about Britain's paternity test problem

[] DNA testing is much more prevalent, much cheaper and that is why these cases will increase, he says In that instance, Harvey says, it was a fairly simple case of just making an application to amend the birth certificate But unravelling the years of deceit such cases expose is something that can never be resolved

16 Really Creepy Things That People Found Hidden In Their Homes

[] This creepy bunker filled with creepy crawlies: 2 This totally not haunted baby stroller: 4 This extremely unsettling discovery: 12 And finally, this really unsettling doll: H/T: r/creepy Post comment Sign in to comment

Restart of Hostilities in Syria Inevitable as Al-Qaeda Making a Comeback Under Turkish Protection

[] Al-Nusra front – al-Qaeda rebranded as HTS (Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham) – is expanding its influence and military control over entire Syrian cities and villages in northern and western rural Aleppo The Russia-Turkey-Iran Astana deal had stopped any attack on the city and rural area of Idlib at a time when the US establishment was ready to bomb the Syrian army on the false pretext that Damascus intended to use chemical weapons in the area

Pub owned by Alibaba executives goes viral

[] I want to provide a space for everyone with good wine, music, and friends, rather than making money, Jack Ma said on the bar's opening party The newly opened bar, which means Happy Honey Badger or Health & Happiness Bar, according to Alibaba's social media account, is owned by six executives from the company, but not Jack Ma, news outlet Red Star News reported

UK's Secret Propaganda Network Was Heavily Involved in Skripal Affair

[] SGMI is a Ministry of Defence (MoD) operation based at Denison Barracks in Berkshire, England The named journalists include David Aaronovitch and Dominic Kennedy at the  Times , Natalie Nougayrede and Carole Cadwalladr at the  Guardian , Edward Lucas at the  Economist , Neil Buckley at the  Financial Times , and Jonathan Marcus at the BBC

"The Office" Was Hiding A Brilliant Joke That You Probably Missed Every Time

[] ...but if you do the math, it turns out Dwight might have been making a clever Satan joke Props to FlyingNimbus33 on Reddit for spotting this one Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

There Is a Serious Movement Among Russian Elites to Make Putin a Permanent Monarch (Wall Street Journal)

[] SPAS-TESHILOVO, RussiaThe last time term limits forced Russian leader Vladimir Putin to step down from the presidency, he became prime minister for a few years Mr. Malofeyev says his Double-Headed Eagle group, named after a symbol on Russia’s coat of arms, is flourishing; the number of regional branches grew by almost half this year to more than 50

This Photo Of Bald John Travolta Gave Me Chills And They're Multiplying

[] Well, because I was just minding my own business, perusing Instagram and such, when I saw something surprising.. Maybe spending all that time with his BFF Pitbull got him thinking he was ready to take the plunge or maybe he just couldn't find his rumored wig that day, but whatever the reason, I am GRATEFUL Tell us in the comments! Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

I Can't Believe I Never Noticed This "Friends" Plot Hole About Monica And Chandler's Guest Room

[] I thought arcade games don't belong in the beautiful guest bedroom???? (It becomes a moo point because Chandler can't move it anyway.) ESPECIALLY THE BIG, BIG, BIG ONES???? But the plot thickens even more when Phoebe asks Monica if she really likes the gift, and Monica says the following: Pardon my EXTREME ELLE WOODS VOICE, but wouldn't a woman who claims to have spent her entire childhood at the arcade have had a little more enthusiasm when Chandler pitched the game room idea in the first place?! Maybe it's a plot hole, or maybe Monica had repressed those arcade memories so much and only found them again once Ms. Pac-Man was in her apartment Post comment Sign in to comment

'When’s it going to stop?' Mum hit by falling sign speaks of horror on Tulla freeway

[] Loading Replay Replay video Play video Play video It was like a roller door had come down right in front of me and just shut and I think I'd gone to swerve thinking, 'OK, it's fallen, let me just move to the side', but it actually fell on me and it just kept falling The collapse has prompted an inquiry involving the Major Roads Project Authority, Transurban, their contractor and VicRoads Part of our investigation will be to inspect other signs that are fixed in a similar way

The Entire World Is Disgusted At Americans For How They Heat Water

[] Charlotte H @Charbookwyrm Apparently, most Americans do not own kettles, but instead microwave their water 10:30 PM - 29 Jun 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite But you know what, I'm sick of apologizing for microwaving my water View Results View Results Go Back And Vote Go Back And Vote Post comment Sign in to comment

Women Invited To Let Body Hair Grow Out For A Month In Honor Of "JanuHairy"

[] Step aside No Shave November, because the ladies are making room for #JanuHairy This project also wants to challenge social norms of what a woman is expected to do Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

You Really Need To See This Woman's Photo Of Her Boyfriend's Roommate's Chicken

[] kuribucha @Shower_Capy Vegans Meat eaters 🤝 This bird died in vain https://t.co/86r0D8UNxs 03:43 AM - 08 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Jas Said What @Pir8Tia @corihealey I can taste the sadness Tap to play GIF Post comment Sign in to comment

Central, eastern provinces see first snowfall of winter

[] Giant panda Liang Liang walks at a zoo in Hefei, Anhui province, on Wednesday, as parts of the nation saw the year's first snow The center said that snow began falling in southern Henan, northeastern Hubei, central Anhui and southwestern Jiangsu provinces at 8 am Wednesday and is expected to continue to about 2 pm on Thursday

33 Behind-The-Scenes Photos From "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" That You've Probably Never Seen Before

[] First, Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, and Joe Lo Truglio show the difference between being a serious cop and a goofy member of the Nine-Nine: 2 And here's a glimpse of Jake's outfits: 18 Honestly, I just want to know what's up with these photos in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine hair and makeup trailer: 33

Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts

[] The lawsuit also targets Rubin, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, chief executive officer Sundar Pichai and executive chairman Eric Schmidt The protestors had five key asks, including an end to forced arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination, a commitment to end pay and opportunity inequity and a clear, uniform, globally inclusive process for reporting sexual misconduct safely and anonymously Google walkout organizer: ‘I hope I still have a career in Silicon Valley after this’

PeakSpan Capital just closed on $265 million more to fund business software companies

[] PeakSpan was cofounded by Phil Dur and Brian Mulvey, longtime investors who’d spent the previous eight years working together for an outfit that’s no longer around called Investor Growth Capital Their firm specializes in growth-stage business software companies

The pre-seed diligence framework

[] Product is more important than distribution While most founders and investors will agree that distribution is just as important as product, we believe that at the pre-traction stage, a thoughtful product strategy trumps an elaborate distribution plan

Nissan’s new Leaf E+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range

[] The system can also help the driver steer and keep the vehicle centered in its lane This thin film transistor display features smartphone-like operation including swiping, scrolling and tapping The big story here of course, is the increased range and power U.S. sales are expected to begin in the spring of 2019, and European sales will start in mid-2019

Amazon’s IMDb launches a free streaming service, Freedive

[] Roku, for example, has been expanding the content available on The Roku Channel, which offers ad-supported movies, TV, news, sports, and other entertainment The new streaming service is live now at www.imdb.com/freedive On Fire TV devices, a new icon will appear in the Your Apps & Channels row, says IMDb

Air-traffic controllers working unpaid during the government shutdown are posting their $0 pay stubs on Twitter

[] Air-traffic controllers, along many other federal employees in the US, have been working unpaid during the government shutdown The National Association of Air Traffic Controllers (NATCA), a union that represents roughly 20,000 controllers around the US, says the shutdown is creating additional strain on people who already carry a heavy burden

Mayfield, among the oldest venture firms, gets a new partner as it celebrates 50 years in the business

[] I couldn’t have imagined navigating this without great people surrounding me and in particular, the investors at Mayfield, so when Navin [Chadda], Mayfield’s managing director and one of my previous board members, brought up the idea of joining Mayfield, I was super excited about the opportunity to take my own learnings and serve other entrepreneurs in the same way

How to get your money’s worth from your startup lawyer

[] If you are considering hiring a true business generalist, then at least try to get a sense for the practice areas in which he or she most often provides counsel and be sure there is significant overlap with your needs, including experience working with startups specifically; also, consider ratcheting up the required minimum level of experience to at least 7-10 years

GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app

[] It will also provide real-time data on charge station to report if a charging station is working The LG Electronics facility in Hazel Park started making battery packs this fall to supply GM’s Orion Assembly Plant, where the automaker builds the all-electric Chevrolet  Bolt GM’s plan to launch 20 new all-electric vehicles globally by 2023 and increase production of the Chevy Bolt

The next phase of WeChat

[] The public space Whether mini programs threaten the existing app ecosystem is disputed, but one thing is certain: They have a strong appeal to those without the capacity or need to build full-size apps, like a teacher who wants a tool to broadcast announcements to parents

More tickets released for TechCrunch Winter Party at Galvanize

[] Silicon Valley loves a party, and we’re ready to help you get your swerve on Our fabulous midwinter fete takes place on Friday, February 8 at Galvanize in San Francisco And, if you really want to shine a spotlight on your early-stage startup, buy a demo table for $1,500

Daily Crunch: How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs

[] The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories Banking startup N26 raises $300 million at $2.7 billion valuation N26 is building a retail bank from scratch The funding, however, comes at a time when scooter companies are losing steam and struggling to prove that its product is the clear solution to last-mile transportation

Lyft partners with Segway to deploy more durable scooters

[] The Model Max was designed with the realization that wear and tear is a major issue for shared electric scooter services in mind Lyft now says it doesn’t have any plans to add any additional Xiaomi scooters to its fleet To read about how we got to where we are today, check out a recap of the year of scooters below

The rise of (societal) resilience tech

[] There has been an enormous academic debate for more than two decades about the meaning of GDP, and whether there are alternative models worth exploring like Gross National Happiness Reading docket What I’m reading (or at least, trying to read) The Planet Remade by Oliver Morton and Networks of New York by Ingrid Burrington

Revolut hires Freetrade co-founder and former CTO as Head of Wealth & Trading Product

[] The London fintech industry is pretty close-knit, fall of strong personalities, and at times fiercely competitive Ian Fuller joined us as our new VP Engineering in July It’s extremely exciting to be part of a fast-growing scale-up that is growing rapidly and getting worldwide recognition

Mr Jeff bags $12M Series A to replace trips to the laundromat

[] That and a focus on markets with lower rates of washing machine ownership The company closed 2018 with more than 1,000 franchises operating, and more than 150 direct employees plus 2,400+ indirect employees working to turn the customer’s in-app tap into clean and ironed clothes returned to them within 48 hours It also plans to consolidate its LatAm position by expanding its operations in Panama, Costa Rica and Uruguay

Uber’s India rival Ola nears $6 billion valuation ahead of huge funding round

[] Another filing also provided by paper.vc shows that India’s Competition Commission approved a request for a Temasek-affiliated investment vehicle’s proposed acquisition of seven of Ola In India, its service reaches more than 100 cities and towns while, outside of ride-hailing, it operates payments, food delivery, bicycles and it recently invested in electric scooters Uber’s Indian rival Ola is aiming for an IPO in 3-4 years

OneLogin snares $100M investment to expand identity solution into new markets

[] The identity access management company was founded in 2009 and has watched while companies like Ping Identity, Duo Security and Okta had tidy exits CEO Brad Brooks says his company is well-positioned to compete with the likes of Okta and Microsoft in this market by offering a multi-faceted authentication solution that works both on-prem and in the cloud

Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals

[] Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series A  suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating with its target Millennial( ish ) ‘Generation Rent’ demographic, as they hunt for their next flatmate Badi says the funding will be put towards consolidating its services in Barcelona, Madrid, London, Paris and Rome, and also to open new offices in London

Emeritus, which develops online courses with universities, raises $40M

[] For one thing, all Emeritus courses are run in collaboration with universities, they tend to attract older students since they are masters level and their completion rates are around 90 percent, according to Damera In particular, Damera believes there is a huge opportunity to apply itself to bachelor degree education although he plans to expand its master degrees first

Advisor to Europe’s top court favors regional limit to ‘right to be forgotten’

[] Google will be cheered by the view of an influential advisor to Europe’s top court vis-a-vis the territorial scope of the so-called ‘Right to be Forgotten’ [I]f worldwide de-referencing were permitted, the EU authorities would not be able to define and determine a right to receive information, let alone balance it against the other fundamental rights to data protection and to privacy, it continues

The company behind YouCam Makeup app launches a new set of AR tools for beauty brands like Ulta

[] Perfect Corp recently began working on 3D models, so users can see how a virtual makeup or hairstyle will look on them from different angles as they move their heads (for example, hair color, even ombré styles, look realistic even if you flip your hair)

TransferWise applying for Brussels license in bid to navigate a ‘no deal’ Brexit

[] In TransferWise’s case, the plan is to open a small, additional satellite office in Brussels, with the company applying to the Belgium regulator, The National Bank of Belgium, for a Payment Institutions Licence We’re keen to build a similarly productive relationship with the NBB to the one we already have with the UK’s FCA

Crypto mining giant Bitmain is reportedly getting a new CEO as its IPO plan stalls

[] However, there were no figures for Q3 2018 and, since September, the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency has plummeted further still, therein reducing the appeal of buying a mining machine and likely impacting Bitmain’s sales Enough to gain an understanding, not enough to change a life

Banking startup N26 raises $300 million at $2.7 billion valuation

[] Fintech startup N26 is raising a Series D round of $300 million Insight Venture Partners is leading the round with Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and a few existing investors also participating Globally, I think we’re the fastest growing mobile bank on the market now

Hulu redesign will drop the confusing home screen called ‘Lineup,’ simplify navigation

[] It’s also adding a larger, more prominent Details button on content within its various collections – like the Lineup (or whatever replaces it), as well as sections like Kids, News or Sports, for example This home redesign is an ingredient in that, he added

Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions

[] While these products from carbon emissions are available, they’re not yet commercially viable at a significant scale These efficient market-based regulations, and action from energy industry leaders like Occidental and Chevron, show the power of policy in driving innovation and achieving emissions reductions while delivering reliable and affordable energy

Chamberlain Group acquires Lockitron and Tend for its myQ smart garage hub

[] The Bolt launched in 2015 and was the first smart locks available for under $100 The company was launched in 2008 and its co-founder and CEO Herman Yau will continue on as Tend general manager, leading its video and AI platform as part of Chamberlain Group

Astronomers spot more mysterious radio signals from far outside the galaxy

[] This kind of software-defined operation is sure to become more common as computing power increases and the effectiveness of smaller arrays increases It might not be an alien civilization, but something totally new to science is a pretty nice consolation prize

Hands-on with Ledger’s Bluetooth crypto hardware wallet

[] French startup Ledger unveiled a new hardware wallet at CES this week There’s a tiny 100 mAh battery in it and a slightly bigger screen The microUSB port has been replaced by a USB-C port After you pair the device with your phone, you can control everything from your iOS or Android phone

With SEC workers offline, the government shutdown could screw IPO-ready companies

[] Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are out of work as U.S. leaders struggle to reach a fair agreement on the federal budget, including employees of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission A poor performing stock market is only adding fuel to the flames in a year that many had expected would bring record amounts of liquidity to investors via high-profile offerings How Trump’s government shutdown is harming cyber and national security

Hey, look, it’s a hamster wheel for you cat

[] An Android/iOS app, meanwhile, moves the light higher, depending on how quickly you want him or her to run This is either the stupidest or most brilliant thing I’ve seen this week at CES Honestly though, it’s like day 5,000 of the show and I’m very tired right now, so I can’t say for sure