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G.E., Which Traces Its Roots to Thomas Edison, Sells Its Lighting Business

1 hour ago   |   NY Times

The transaction represented a symbolic closing to G.E.'s opening chapters in the second Industrial Revolution.
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Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

1 hour ago   |   Tech Crunch

Gaming development startup Carry1st has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital . That brings the company's total VC to $4 million, which Carry1st will...
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Oil drops as surprise U.S. stock build douses demand recovery hopes

2 hours ago   |   Reuters

Oil prices slid for a second consecutive session on Thursday as U.S. industry data showed a steep and surprising build-up in crude stockpiles, dampening hopes of a smooth...
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Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment

6 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the adoption of new technologies and cultural shifts that were already well underway. According to a clutch of heavy-hitting investors...
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Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded jet

Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded jet

6 hours ago   |   Stl Today   |   2 articles

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.
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Fintech regulations in Latin America could fuel growth or freeze out startups

8 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Ximena Aleman Contributor Share on Twitter Ximena Aleman is co-founder and chief business development officer at Prometeo , an open banking platform that serves Latin...
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Barbara Sher, 84, Dies; Prescribed Self-Help With a Dose of Humor

8 hours ago   |   NY Times

After lifting herself up, she poked fund at the motivational industry while promoting her own brand of self-fulfillment in workshops and popular books.
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A family-run circus has been stranded for 2 months in a Spanish town because of the coronavirus lockdown

A family-run circus has been stranded for 2 months in a Spanish town because of the coronavirus lockdown

8 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The coronavirus lockdown has sidelined performers and artists all across the entertainment industry. One family-run circus in Spain was on tour when lockdowns were put in...
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Vacation rentals around the world have jumped 127% since early April in a sign that people are slowly starting to travel again

Vacation rentals around the world have jumped 127% since early April in a sign that people are slowly starting to travel again

8 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Vacation rentals globally have rebounded 127% since April after coronavirus lockdowns halted nearly all travel, according to a report from AirDNA . Short-term rentals on...
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Belkin's new smart speaker combines high-end audio, Google Assistant support, and wireless phone charging into one handy package

Belkin's new smart speaker combines high-end audio, Google Assistant support, and wireless phone charging into one handy package

9 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The Belkin Soundform Elite combines premium audio, Google Assistant support, and wireless charging into one convenient smart speaker. The speaker's wireless charging works well...
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding fact-check labels to Trump's tweets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to criticism from President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a series of tweets Wednesday night. Trump lashed out at Twitter... Read more ...

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health... Read more ...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August

Brazil is predicted to surpass 125,000 COVID-19 deaths by August 4, according to new estimates from the University of Washington . By comparison, the US is expected to reach... Read more ...

The U.S. crosses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as states reopen more businesses

The U.S. crosses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as states reopen more businesses

The U.S. crossed 100,000 COVID-19 deaths just 127 days since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the coronavirus on January 21 from a... Read more ...

Ridership drop speeds repairs; colleges eye reopening plans

Ridership drop speeds repairs; colleges eye reopening plans

BOSTON - A precipitous drop in public transit ridership due to COVID-19 concerns has given the MBTA a chance to accelerate some previously planned upgrades, Gov. Charlie Baker... Read more ...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech

Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the President plans to issue an executive order "pertaining to social media," several White House reporters aboard Air Force One... Read more ...

Walz signs order allowing outdoor dining amid pandemic

Walz signs order allowing outdoor dining amid pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS - Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Wednesday that formally implements the next phase of his “Stay Safe MN” plan, which will allow restaurants and bars to... Read more ...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off thousands of workers

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 Max , the same day it announced it was laying off nearly 7,000 workers. The plane was grounded worldwide in March 2019, and production... Read more ...

Chaotic videos show people looting a Minneapolis Target store amid a protest...

Chaotic videos show people looting a Minneapolis Target store amid a protest against the death of George Floyd

Videos shared on social media show people looting a Target store in Minneapolis amid protests against the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his... Read more ...

Nevada casinos start luring customers after opening date set

Nevada casinos start luring customers after opening date set

LAS VEGAS - Casinos from Lake Tahoe to Laughlin started announcing plans Wednesday to lure back customers beginning June 4, with one downtown Las Vegas hotel owner buying more... Read more ...