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  • Facebook shares hit by reported ‘cautious feedback‘ from advertisers

    Shares of Facebook Inc. are down 1.5% in Tuesday morning trading after Deutsche Bank analyst Lloyd Walmsley published a note about his recent discussions with advertisers. "While some of our conversations in the ad community remain positive, we are starting to hear more cautious feedback and the company seems on the defensive, particularly post last week‘s data breach disclosure and […]

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  • Toxic ricin detected in mail sent to Pentagon, news reports say

    Two pieces of mail delivered to the Pentagon mail facility on Monday have initially tested positive for ricin, CNN reported. The FBI is reportedly taking the lead on an investigation into the incident. A Pentagon spokesman told the Associated Press that the packages had been found Monday at a delivery facility on the Pentagon grounds, not inside the main building […]

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  • Dow industrials end up over 100 points, finishing at record high

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average outstripped its equity benchmark peers on Tuesday to notch its 14th record close of 2018 even as the broader market slumped amid worries on China-U.S. trade relations and a simmering crisis emanating from Italy. The Dow closed up 123 points, or 0.5%, to close at 26,773, moving within range of a breach above a psychological […]

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  • J.C. Penney names Jill Soltau new CEO

    Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. rose 1.3% in the extended session Tuesday after the retailer said its board of directors has appointed retail veteran Jill Soltau as chief executive officer and a board member, effective Oct. 15. Soltau is a 30-year retail professional who most recently served as president and CEO of Joann Stores. "Jill stood out from the […]

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  • Germany’s actions prove its sympathies with authoritarians

    The first few days of the United Nations General Assembly brought back a familiar image from the past two years: cocky German diplomats smirking and mocking something to do with the United States and much of the rest of the world, some Americans included, praising them for doing so.                     Domestic American conflicts and conflicting messaging […]

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  • China, the UN and the One-China principle

    Recently, there has been some propaganda purporting that the United Nations should “open its doors to Taiwan,” propaganda which is filled with the ignorance of history and the distortion of facts. The Chinese Embassy in Israel finds it necessary to make some justifications and to set the record straight.                     When we talk about the Taiwan […]

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  • THIS NORMAL LIFE: Rules for rumination

    The results from my latest PET CT were good. Excellent in fact. My hematologist sent me a two-line update by WhatsApp. “No uptake in no lymph nodes! Well done!” she wrote (exclamation points included). Be the first to know – “Uptake,” in medical language, refers to whether the radioactive material injected into my veins prior to the PET CT had […]

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