Ars Technica
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Finance Magnates
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KyivPost
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Slate
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During the depths of the Great Recession, Donald Trump counted among his many income sources a side gig as a pitchman for ACN Inc., a company whose “members” sold newfangled videophones and other products. “Trust me, it’s changing everything,” he promised in a 2009 promotional video shown to eager crowds of recruits, many of whom would fork over nearly $500 to sell ACN phones in hopes they could sign up more would-be entrepreneurs to do the same. “Believe me, it’s ultimately a dream come true,” said Trump, who also featured ACN on episodes of The Celebrity Apprentice .
The Points Guy
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The hotel offered Peter Thomas Roth shampoo, conditioner, and body wash products. The bathtub was located next to the vanity area. It was pretty big, and the tiles here contrasted nicely with the ones by the toilet and shower, so it was a nice way to break up the bathroom. I didn't use the tub during my one-night stay, but it was nice to have the option. Overall, the room was delightful and I left the hotel (and Auckland) wishing that I'd had more time to spend here. From the right amount of amenities to my fabulous corner room balcony, this was the perfect option for an Auckland visit. Food and Other Amenities Because I was only staying here for one night, I chose to test out the kitchen by ordering room service. The menu was fairly standard and I ended up ordering the fish and chips, which was served with a (very, very small) side salad. The fish tasted pretty fresh and the fries were tasty as well.
Finance Magnates
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South China Morning Post
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Washington Free Beacon
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Sahar Kian, a 23-year-old Washington, D.C. resident, joined CNN's Michael Smerconish on Saturday to discuss her online Craigslist post for a roommate, which has made waves because Kian included a "no Trump supporters" clause in the advertisement. "Look at me, I'm brown. I'm a woman. I am somebody who is heavily reliant on Obama's pre-existing condition clause," Kian explained to the CNN host. "I don't think that it's fair to judge me for not wanting somebody who criticizes me for the things that I identify with." Kian was looking for a roommate for her home near Georgetown University and posted an ad on Craigslist, CNN reported over the weekend. "Alcohol, pets, and meat products are not allowed in the house," Kian wrote. "Neither are Trump supporters." She stood by her ban on Trump supporters on Saturday. "So no, I would feel like I'm in a hostile environment if me and my roommates, who are immigrants, felt unwelcome by Trump, his supporters, and the policies that are discriminatory," Kian said.
BoingBoing
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Washington Free Beacon
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I've never been one for existentialism (except the kind on prom night), but when I stumbled across myself in a 2013 thriller novel, a lot of hard questions popped into my head. Am I a real person? Is this real life? Am I just a figment of author John Gilstrap's imagination? I'm not really sure anymore. (Can you guess I just finished binge-watching Westworld ?) It all began when I was writing an email to a company whose products I was hoping to review. I wanted to get a free sample of some of their goods (since that's the one truly great perk of writing for a living). To do that, of course, it's best to prove to the company that you do, in fact, write for a living. So I was googling some of my past , wonderful reviews when I came across something strange: me. Not, like, normal ol' strange me, though. As I scanned through the results for my name on Google's book search function, there I was in the caption of a picture with two guys named Peter Crenshaw and Albert Banks at the Bombay Bicycle Club in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: German auto major Audi is gunning to regain over a period of time the top slot in Indian luxury vehicles segment which it had lost to rival Mercedes-Benz. The company plans to launch ten products this year, including 'a couple of completely new models' as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance its position in the country. "There has been a phase of consolidation (in India) and we are looking at a sustainable number one position here. Audi belongs there," Audi India Head Rahil Ansari told PTI. When asked how soon the company looks to overtake Mercedes-Benz again, he declined to share a timeframe. "We need to be number one again at some stage of time. It doesn't have to be overnight but it can't take till 2030 either. What is important is that it has to be sustainable business for all involved, including our dealer partners," Ansari added.
Adweek
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If, in recent months, you've come across some weird trends, like dudes crimping their hair during New York Fashion Week or men and women getting anti-aging facials using snail products, and you had absolutely no idea what was going on, there's finally an answer for you. It's all been part of a wacky campaign from...
TechCrunch
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BuildDirect has developed a name for itself as an online store for home improvement products. One issue with selling these products online is that you also must build a logistics backend that allows you to ship heavy items to the customer. BuildDirect did just that. Read More
TechCrunch
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In the startup world, opening a real-world, physical store can seem a bit quaint. Who wants to deal with the sky-high rents charged in prime, urban locations, not to mention getting locked into a long-term lease? Well, a Y Combinator-backed company called Bulletin is looking to offer a more flexible experience for brands who want to sell their products in brick-and-mortar stores COO Read More
Washington Free Beacon
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Sahar Kian, a 23-year-old Washington, D.C. resident, joined CNN's Michael Smerconish on Saturday to discuss her online Craigslist post for a roommate, which has made waves because Kian included a "no Trump supporters" clause in the advertisement. "Look at me, I'm brown. I'm a woman. I am somebody who is heavily reliant on Obama's pre-existing condition clause," Kian explained to the CNN host. "I don't think that it's fair to judge me for not wanting somebody who criticizes me for the things that I identify with." Kian was looking for a roommate for her home near Georgetown University and posted an ad on Craigslist, CNN reported over the weekend. "Alcohol, pets, and meat products are not allowed in the house," Kian wrote. "Neither are Trump supporters." She stood by her ban on Trump supporters on Saturday. "So no, I would feel like I'm in a hostile environment if me and my roommates, who are immigrants, felt unwelcome by Trump, his supporters, and the policies that are discriminatory," Kian said.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: The government today made it mandatory for stent makers to maintain production and supply of coronary stents by invoking an emergency clause under drug price control law citing reports of shortage in market. "After due deliberations on the current situation and alternatives available with the government to resume normal supply of the coronary stents, it has been decided to invoke the powers of Section 3 (i) of DPCO, 2013," Department of Pharmaceuticals said in a letter to stent makers. The department said there have been reports of shortage of coronary stents in the market/hospitals. Last week, the government had slashed prices of stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them at Rs 7,260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29,600 for the drug eluting variety. Under the Section 3 (i) of DPCO, 2013, the government can regulate distribution and direct any manufacturer to increase production and sell products to institutions, hospitals or any agency as the case may be in case of emergency or in circumstances of urgency or in case of non-commercial use in public interest.
KyivPost
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KyivPost
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Proactive Investors USA
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Leicester Mercury
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New jobs look set to be created at a family-run furniture firm which is almost doubling the footprint of its Castle Donington headquarters to cope with a surge in demand for its products.Birlea Furniture already occupies 85,000 sq ft of the East Midlands Distribution Centre (EMDC). Work has started on a new 74,000 sq ft warehouse at the site as the company looks to keep pace with demand, particularly in its online retail and wholesale operations.Due to be completed in June, construction of the...
The Economic Times
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MUMBAI: The domestic auto finance market, one of the most developed in Asia with 74 per cent penetration and with healthy asset quality of under 1 per cent bad loans, is set to double the asset base to Rs 2.6 trillion by 2020, said a report today. The domestic auto market, the second largest in Asia, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13 per cent by value between fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2026 to reach $300 billion, said the report by EY, adding by 2020, the vehicle penetration in the country is expected to rise by 50 per cent. This huge growth potential provides an addressable opportunity of over Rs 2.6 trillion by fiscal 2020," said EY India partner and automotive sector leader Rakesh Batra, adding new passenger vehicle financing market stood at Rs 1.6 billion in fiscal 2015. The market growth has been led by captive financier and at 75-80 per cent penetration with OEMs, this is higher than the overall market, primarily driven by innovative products and campaigns.
Proactive Investors USA
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Bacanora Minerals Ltd (LON:BCN CVE:BCN) has positioned itself for the expected surge in demand in lithium with assets in two of the current hot spots. Already the owner of the Sonora deposit in Mexico, the dual-listed group has just agreed to take a 50% stake in the Zinnwald lithium project in Germany with the option to take full ownership within two years. Mark Hohnen, chairman, said: "Zinnwald is a strategic asset located in close proximity to a thriving market for lithium and energy products.” Sonora remained at the heart of the portfolio said Hohnen, but Zinnwald provided exposure to an exciting new geographic market and adds hard rock mineralisation to the portfolio. German lithium demand growing rapidly Zinnwald, in southern Saxony, is currently owned by SolarWorld, the largest solar panel producer in Europe. The deposit has historically been a producer of lithium carbonate in a belt that also contains tungsten and tin, but it is the location that has seemingly attracted Bacanora.
BBC One West Midlands
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And this is not just about farmers. By choosing to Brexit, the British consumer has chosen to remain British. Hopefully, this is choosing British produce, British jobs, British products, but also hopefully to back-up British farming. Farmers say we all have a role to play in this once in a generation shake-up of British farming.
Proactive Investors USA
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