Why 2020 hopefuls like to announce their plans at the crack of dawn

New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. When de Blasio announces his 2020 bid, he will bring “the total number of candidates to 23 with nearly nine months before the first votes are cast,” CNN’s story notes. The coveted “first TV interview” Some, like Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, have gravitated toward “The View” or Stephen Colbert’s couch or Rachel Maddow’s studio for their first interview. But others have opted for morning TV rollouts. Kamala Harris entered the race on MLK Day on “GMA.” Bernie Sanders launched his campaign by giving interviews to Vermont Public Radio and “CBS This Morning.” Seth Moulton posted a …

Medics ‘not told’ where attack victims were

Mr Beasley said he had parked a short distance away as the safety of his crew on the scene was “paramount”. After hearing gunfire in Borough Market, he said he wondered ‘am I going to be shot next?’. “For our own safety we couldn’t go forward,” he told the Old Bailey, which is hearing the inquests into the deaths of the eight people killed in the attack at London Bridge and Borough Market. Mr Belanger, Mr McMullan and Mr Pigeard were eventually brought to ambulances at a safe meeting point, but were already dead. ‘A lot of pressure’ Mr Belanger, a 36-year-old chef, originally from Angers, western France, had been drinking at the Boro Bistro when he was stabbed in …

Jay Inslee Unveils Stunningly Detailed $9 Trillion Climate Jobs Plan

Evergreen Economy Plan promises at least 8 million jobs over 10 years, and offers the most detailed policy vision yet for mobilizing the entire United States economy to stave off catastrophic global warming and prepare for already inevitable temperature rise. The proposal lays out a five-pronged strategy to launch an unprecedented deployment of renewable energy, fortify the nation’s infrastructure to cope with climate change, spur a clean-tech manufacturing boom, increase federal research funding fivefold and level income inequality by repealing anti-union laws and enacting new rules to close the racial and gender pay gaps. By spending $300 billion per year, the plan projects another $600 billion in annual economic activity generated by its mandates.   “The thing that can really …

Facebook job offers ‘shunned by top talent after data scandal’

Recruiters reportedly say social network has suffered major decline in interest from top US schools The fallout from the data of up to 87m users of the social according to 3 million users in Europe after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook has led such calls on the US presidential campaign trail. The former UK deputy prime minister and Facebooks head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trump defends China tariffs and claims ‘great patriot farmers’ will reap benefits

Trump promises new deal with China can be reached soon after Chinese retaliation prompted huge stock market sell-off Donald Trump world. In a series of tweets, Trump promised a new deal with China would be reached soon and made a case for how farmers would benefit from a tariff increase that many of them oppose. If China stops buying American farm products because of tariffs, Trump said, farmers will be compensated. This money will come from the massive tariffs being paid to the United States for allowing China, and others, to do business with us. The farmers have been forgotten for many years. Their time is now! The long-running trade dispute between the US and China escalated on Friday after …

Spotify is testing a voice-controlled gadget for cars

Washington, DC (CNN Business)Spotify revealed Friday that it’s testing a voice-controlled device for cars. Spotify (SPOT) characterized the tests as a way to better understand and serve customers who listen to music or podcasts. Earlier this year, Spotify announced plans to invest up to $500 million in podcasts. “Americans spend 70 billion hours behind the wheel each year,” Spotify said in a brief news release. “Spotify is trying to learn more about people’s listening habits and preferences to help create an unparalleled experience for our users.” Spotify did not elaborate on what it might learn through the device that it couldn’t gleanfrom existing services, such as its smartphone app. The company declined a request for comment. Original Article : HERE …

It’s not enough to break up Big Tech. We need to imagine a better alternative | Evgeny Morozov

Presenting tech companies as Americas greatest menace may appeal to voters, but it does little to chart an alternative future As Facebook all but pleads guilty to a severe form of data addiction, confessing its digital sins and promising to reinvent itself as a privacy-worshiping denizen of the global village, the foundations of Big Techs cultural hegemony appear to be crumbling. Most surprisingly, its in the United States, Silicon Valleys home territory, where they seem to be the weakest. Even in these times of extreme polarization, Trump, who has habitual outbursts against censorship by social media platforms, eagerly joins left-wing politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in presenting Big Tech as Americas greatest menace The recent call by Chris …

Maluma’s Rep Defends The Singer’s Controversial Kiss Photo With Mom – ‘It’s Normal In Latin Culture’ – Perez Hilton

Maluma made waves on Mother’s Day, and he’s standing by his action! After the Colombian singer shared a photo on Instagram planting a kiss on his mother’s lips, many were confused by his display of affection, and his rep is here to school you. Related: Madonna Drops Spicy New Track ‘Medellín’ With Maluma The 25-year-old’s caption on his post (pictured above) translates to: “Happy day love of my life, Happy Mother’s Day. ❤️” But did he take it too far? Many commenters thought so: “I kiss my baby on the mouth but at a certain age that shit gotta stop cause it don’t look cute” “WTF?! Is your mother or your girlfriend?!😂” “What in the name of lannisters is going on here??🙆‍♀️” …

Google has given $150,000 in free ads to deceptive anti-abortion group

Obria Groups ads suggest it provides abortion services, when in fact it tries to persuade women not to terminate pregnancies Google has given tens of thousands of dollars in free advertising to an anti-abortion group that runs ads suggesting it provides abortion services at its medical clinics, but actually seeks to deter abortion-minded women from terminating their pregnancies. The a pro-choice group found the platform was running deceptive ads for clinics that appeared to offer abortions and other medical services, but instead focused on counseling and information on alternatives to abortion. In some cases, such clinics,close to Planned Parenthood clinics and provide some medical treatment, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and prenatal counseling. But they also seek to deter women …

Dyson patents reveal plans for electric car with off-road potential

Innovative vehicle, which is being designed in England, is due to go on sale in 2021 The first drafts of Dysons closely guarded electric car designs have emerged, showing a vehicle with unusual proportions that could be used off-road. The patent filings are the first clue to what the outspoken supporter of Brexit, provoked anger by announcing last year that the car would be new plant in Singapore, because Dyson believes there is a bigger market for electric vehicles in Asia. However, he maintains the car is a British project, with the design, engineering and testing of prototypes being carried out at Hullavington airfield, where hangars have been converted to house the project. In an email sent to more than …

Asia markets and Dow futures fall as trade war fears persist

New York (CNN Business)Last week’s topsy-turvy stock market ended on a positive note, but the Dow was set to fall sharply once again Monday after investors got mixed signals on trade. Dow futures were down 270 points Sunday evening, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures were down more than 1%. Wall Street investors fear an escalating trade war in which both the United States and China continue to raise tariffs. US businesses that import Chinese goods pay the tariffs levied by the United States. Companies either eat that cost, which pinches their profits; or they pass the cost onto consumers, which can hurt demand for their products. Either way, companies lose. That’s why Wall Street has been hoping for an …

Labour ‘to end youth rate minimum wage’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: “We will abolish the youth rate of the minimum wage” Labour will extend its plans for a higher £10-an-hour minimum wage to include workers under the age of 18, party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. Currently, under-18s are entitled to a minimum wage of £4.35 per hour, compared with £8.21 for over-25s. But under a Labour government this “youth rate” for the minimum wage would be ended in 2020, Mr Corbyn said. One business group said there was value in having the minimum wage set by an independent group, as it is now. Mr Corbyn had already pledged to raise the National Living Wage – a legally binding hourly rate …

Cuba forced into rationing as US sanctions and Venezuela crisis bite

Commerce minister announces limits on purchases of staples such as chicken, eggs, rice, beans and soap The Cuban government has announced that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. Betsy Daz Velzquez, the commerce minister, told the state-run Cuban News Agency that various forms of rationing would be employed in order to deal with shortages of staple foods. She blamed the hardening of the US trade embargo by the Trump administration. Economists give equal or greater blame to a plunge in aid from Venezuela, where the collapse of the state-run oil company has led to a nearly two-thirds cut in shipments of subsidised fuel …

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to appoint Moro to Supreme Court

Moro is best known for leading prosecutions as a judge in the “Operation Car Wash” investigation, which has been Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal ever. It has brought the jailing of former presidents and swaths of the country’s political and business elite. Moro is now justice minister in the Bolsonaro administration. That appointment drew criticism from some Brazilians, because Moro convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of corruption, which kept him from running again in the election won by Bolsonaro. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

America’s Next Too-Big-To-Fail Bank

The political battle lines over the biggest bank merger since the 2008 financial crisis should be very clear. As House Financial Services Committee chair deregulatory agenda” that President Republicans have advanced. Waters and other high-profile Democrats have been railing against economic agenda lead lobbyist Patrick Semansky/ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) chairs a House Financial Services Committee hearing with leaders of major banks on April 10. But Two Bad Banks Don’t Make A Good Bank In the years since the financial crisis, SunTrust has paid over $1.5 billion to settle charges of widespread abuse six categoriesviolatingjunk mortgages have called on regulators to reject the mergerThe , Color of Change, the Center for Popular Democracy and the Revolving Door Project at …

Victim came ‘nose to nose’ with attacker

He said that after looking at photographs, he could identify the man as Khuram Butt, one of the three attackers. Mr Livett said after he was attacked, he slumped on the ground for a few seconds before deciding to get up and move away. “It was chaos all around. I was aware of screaming and shouting and people around me,” he said. “I think it was a personal mission to get help as quickly as I possibly could. I realised it was quite a serious blow I had taken.” Victims of the London Bridge attack London Bridge attack: What happened We did our best – London Bridge attack PC He went on to describe how he felt weak before he …