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Friday 10.06.17

"You have to accept that sometimes that's how things happen in this world. People's opinions, their feelings, they go one way, then the other. It just so happens you grew up at a certain point in this process.
Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel Prize Winner 




 

Netflix is raising prices, especially if you love 4K  The movie and TV streaming service Netflix is raising its subscriptions prices starting this month. The most popular plan is going to be $1 more expensive. Here’s what’s going to happen. - Tech Crunch

Storms May Have Cut U.S. Hiring in Half Before Jobs Bounce Back  The effects of two major hurricanes that inflicted potentially $90 billion in economic losses are expected to show up in September employment figures due today. - Bloomberg

Tropical Storm Nate Expected to Hit Gulf Coast as a Hurricane  Tropical Storm Nate, which edged along the coasts of Honduras and Nicaragua on Thursday, is expected to strengthen into a hurricane and strike the Gulf Coast over the weekend. It would be the third hurricane to hit the continental United States since late August. - New York Times

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar  Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology. Mr Musk said his technology, which powers several smaller islands, could be scaled up to work for Puerto Rico.The island's governor responded to Musk with the message: "Let's talk". - BBC

Bank Behind Fearless Girl Statue Settles U.S. Gender Pay Dispute  State Street Corp., the $2.6 trillion asset manager that installed the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street, agreed to settle U.S. allegations that it discriminated against hundreds of female executives by paying them less than male colleagues. - Bloomberg

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons awarded Nobel Peace Prize  The Norwegian Nobel Committee said that it was honoring the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in part because of its efforts to foster an international Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was approved in July by the United Nations and opened for signatures last month - Washington Post

NRA backs 'bump stocks' regulations after Las Vegas massacre  The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, expressed a willingness to support a restriction on the rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained gunfire as if from an automatic weapon. - Reuters

YouTube Tweaks Search Results as Las Vegas Conspiracy Theories Rise to Top  YouTube this week surfaced videos peddling misinformation, hateful messages and conspiracy theories to users tracking major news events—prompting the site to change its search results to promote more authoritative sources. - Wall Street Journal
 

  The Dark, Unhealthy Side of Frequent Flying Business Travel

Jet lag, deep-vein thrombosis, exposure to germs and radiation. They all increase againg and the potential of disease. Guess who's most at risk of these afflictions? Business travelers.
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