Month: February 2020

Marvel Studios A trailer for the upcoming superhero film “Morbius” includes a poster of Spider-Man that should get fans’ spidey senses tingling — and that could be good for Sony Pictures, the studio behind the movie. The poster depicts Tobey Maguire’s “Spider-Man” from the early 2000’s. That is exciting for fans of the franchise who
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Cashmere is one of the most sought-after fibers in the world. It’s fine hairs are softer, lighter, and can be up to three times more insulating than sheep wool. It has been a prized material for centuries, but its quality comes at a cost and a luxury cashmere jumper could cost you well over $500.
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Up to 50 billion tonnes of sand a year is being mined, dredged and even stolen to satisfy the global appetite for infrastructure, according to the UN, and it’s disappearing faster than it can be replenished. The plunder cuts biodiversity destroys fishing communities and increases the risk of flooding. Curbing the problem could include improved
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The dawn of instant global communication can be traced back to entrepreneur Cyrus West Field and his long-shot experiment to link the United States and Europe by telegraph in the 1850s. Video by Raymond Schillinger Graphics by Christian Capestany Series by Neville Gillett and Tom Gibson Archival Footage Courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center
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Staff members, wearing protective suits, watch as a plane carrying 32 Mongolian citizens for their evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan arrives in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia on February 1, 2020. Byambasuren Byamba-ochir | AFP | Getty Images Disney, Tesla, more than a dozen airlines and other global companies with significant footprints in
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Ada Calhoun, who’s written about the financial struggles of middle-aged women today Gilbert King The summer of 2017 was a difficult one for Ada Calhoun. The 41-year old freelance writer watched a bunch of her projects fall through. She racked up $20,000 in credit card debt, and had next to no savings behind her. Childcare
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Police officers in plainclothes raid a medical supply shop for allegedly hoarding and overpricing face masks, as public fear over China’s Wuhan Coronavirus grows, on January 31, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. Ezra Acayan | Getty Images All times below in U.S. eastern standard time. Roughly 2,100 new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in
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At IGNITION, Business Insider asked real estate mogul and “Shark Tank” host Barbara Corcoran to share her advice on how to successfully ask your boss for a raise. Corcoran also talked about what you should do if you receive an offer from another company. Following is a transcript: Barbara Corcoran: If you want to get
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Take our survey and tell us what you’d like to see more of from our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/33SJ8AI. ► Read Trade war risks dominates investors’ radar screens https://on.ft.com/2GyAITP Russia’s most ambitious energy project since the fall of the Soviet Union – the Power of Siberia – will be its first gas pipeline to head east,
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Doug Williams is a former Oklahoma City detective sergeant. As an officer in the department’s internal affairs and polygraph unit, he conducted thousands of polygraph tests. In the late 1970s, however, Williams began to doubt that the so-called lie detector actually is such a thing, and within a decade he had evolved into one of
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Getty Images Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbles 603.41 points The Dow plummeted 603.41 points, or 2.09%, to close at 28,256.03. The S&P 500 shed 1.77% to 3,225.52. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.59% to 9,150.94. Stocks ended January on a disappointing note after concerns around
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A charter flight from Wuhan, China, carrying approximately 200 U.S. citizens, taxis to a stop at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. Wednesday morning Jan. 29, 2020. Will Lester | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin via Getty Images U.S. health officials have quarantined 195 Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, taking the rare step of issuing
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