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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. dies at age 78

Legendary Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr., known simply as “Big John” throughout college basketball, has died at age 78. Thompson, who led Georgetown to the 1984 national championship, built the program into a juggernaut, taking the Hoyas to three Final Fours in the 1980s while also winning seven Big East titles and leading the 1988 United States […]

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Thousands trapped on French trains after electrical trouble

[Associated Press] PARIS (AP) — Thousands of passengers were trapped overnight on high-speed TGV trains halted by electrical problems in southwestern France, some pleading for water, food or fresh air. Frustrated travelers raised attention to their plight on social networks, posting images of children sleeping on floors and describing the challenge of staying masked for […]

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Huawei Fallout—Serious New China Threat Strikes At Samsung And Apple

From adversity comes opportunity, they say, and that thought will be weighing on the minds of Huawei execs in Shenzhen right now—because their adversity is quickly opening doors for others, and there’s no guarantee there will ever be a return to business as usual. We are still reeling from the devastating escalation in U.S. sanctions […]

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Fed Partners With MIT Based Digital Currency Initiative To Explore Central Bank Digital Currency

[Forbes, Getty Images] Two events took place on August 13. One was a speech from Lael Brainard at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Innovation Office Hours. The other was the publication of a paper in the FEDS notes series on “Comparing Means of Payment: What Role for a Central Bank Digital Currency?”. It […]

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Stop buying breakable phones: The new rugged phones are tough and hot

[CNET] Phones that are rugged and waterproof — even without a case — should be the new normal. The best features of rugged phones you need to know about For example, the Samsung XCover Pro and Cat S52 lay claim to being the lightest and thinnest rugged phones, respectively (though the Cat S52 is only available in the US as […]

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Master P introduces a new Black-owned food brand to replace Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s

(CNN) Make em say “Yum” Na-nah na-nah! Master P has launched a line of “Uncle P” food products to offer consumers a Black-owned alternative to brands that use Black names and imagery, but don’t often give back to Black communities. The New Orleans rapper and serial entrepreneur told CNN that he had always assumed brands like Aunt Jemima and Uncle […]

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3 Stocks to Buy and Hold for Decades

[The Motley Fool, Getty Images] These three incredible stocks have multibagger potential if you hold them for decades. Investing in stocks is one thing, and owning them for decades is another. Studies have shown how some stocks can make investors rich, even millionaires, if investors have had the patience to ignore the day-to-day meanderings of the […]

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New Jersey teen behind Black Lives Matter rally receives bill for thousands of dollars for police overtime

[CBS NEWS] A New Jersey teen thought she was only exercising her First Amendment right when she organized a rally in support of Black Lives Matter. Not long after, she received a bill for thousands of dollars in the mail from the mayor, CBS New York reports.  The mayor has since said he is rescinding it.  […]

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Why moving credit card balances to other companies to get lower rates is a mistake: Dave Ramsey

[FOX BUSINESS] When people have problems with debt, it’s the result of this US adults carry an average student debt of $24K 42 percent say they regret taking out a student loan. Dear Dave, I’m just starting to pay off my debts. How do you feel about moving credit card balances to other companies in order […]

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Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash In Portland; 1 Killed

[Associated Press] PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland, Oregon, as a large caravan of President Donald Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets, police said. It wasn’t clear if the shooting was linked to fights that broke out as a caravan of about […]

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