Newsweek Media Group Chairman And Finance Director Step Down

Trading 01 fév 2018 Commentaire »
Updated | The founder of the media company that owns Newsweek has stepped down as chairman two weeks after investigators raided the company’s headquarters as part of a long-term financial fraud probe. Etienne Uzac, co-owner of Newsweek Media Group, is joined by his wife, Marion Kim, the company’s finance director, who will also step down, the company said.

Alexandria Duval Trial: Everything We Know About Woman Accused Of Murdering Twin By Driving Off Cliff

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The trial for a woman accused of murdering her twin sister by driving their car off a cliff was expected to come to a close Thursday. Alexandria Duval, 39, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of her sister, Anastasia Duval. Alexandria Duval pleaded not guilty to the charges, maintaining that the crash was an accident. Prosecutors, however, said the crash was deliberate and purposeful. Here’s what we know so far about the case.

The 6 Best Bottles Of Champagne At Every Price Range

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Sponsored content from Modern Luxury Looking for something bubbly to help while away the winter? We’ve got you covered with the best champagnes—on any budget. Whether you’re looking for solid but affordable standards or a single statement bottle meant to impress, here are six fantastic picks. Chardonnet & Fils Cuvée Tradition Brut

Anti-Vaxxers Tend To Be Conspiracy Theorists Who Are Afraid Of Needles

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People who believe vaccines are unsafe also tend to believe conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorist attack, John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Princess Diana’s death. The group is also more disgusted by needles and blood.

What Is Petro? Bitcoin Users In Latin America Seek Financial Freedom

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The Venezuelan government may become the first country in the world to launch its own Ethereum-based token with an initial coin offering. Motherboard reported the Petro token pre-sale will kickoff on Feb.

NBA Trade News: Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans Complete Deal Before Deadline

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The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed in principle to acquire Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, ahead of the looming Feb. 8 trade deadline. The two sides had previously tried to complete the deal, but it fell through due to uncertainty over whether the Pelicans would pick up Mirotic's $12.5 million team option for the 2018-19 season.

Kylie Jenner Has Chosen Baby Name Ahead Of Rumored Pregnancy Due Date

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With the due date of Kylie Jenner’s rumored pregnancy reportedly coming up, the star has allegedly made a major decision regarding her baby’s name. The 20-year-old star, who is expecting her first child with Travis Scott, has been keeping a low profile, but insiders revealed Jenner has chosen a name for her baby girl.

Knicks Trade Rumors: Joakim Noah Available, Other New York Players Drawing Interest

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The New York Knicks suffered maybe their worst loss of the season Wednesday night, losing by 30 points to the Kyrie Irving-less Boston Celtics. The defeat put the team six games below .500 and five games in the loss column out of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, making New York a potential seller before the Feb.8 NBA trade deadline.

U.S. Construction Spending Climbs To New Record High In December

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Construction spending in the U.S. climbed to a new record high in the month of December, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday.

The Commerce Department said construction spending increased by 0.7 percent to an annual rate of $1.253 million in December after climbing by 0.6 percent to a revised $1.245 billion in November. Economists had expected construction spending to rise by 0.4 percent.

Spending on private construction also reached a new all-time high, advancing by 0.8 percent to a rate of $963.2 billion in December from $955.9 billion in November.

The report said spending on residential construction rose by 0.5 percent to a rate of $526.1 billion, while spending on non-residential construction jumped by 1.1 percent to a rate of $437.1 billion.

Additionally, the Commerce Department said spending on public construction rose by 0.3 percent to a rate of $290.0 billion in December from a rate of $289.1 billion in November.

Spending on educational construction surged up by 1.6 percent to a rate of $75.5 billion, and spending on highway construction increased by 0.3 percent to a rate of $88.3 billion.

Compared to the same month a year ago, the report said total construction spending in December was up by 2.6 percent.

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U.S. Manufacturing Index Indicates Slightly Slower Growth In January

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Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity saw a modest slowdown in the month of January, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Thursday.

The ISM said its purchasing managers index edged down to 59.1 in January from 59.3 in December, although a reading above 50 still indicates growth in the manufacturing sector. Economists had expected the index to dip to 58.8.

The slight decrease by the headline index was partly due to a slowdown in the pace of job growth in the manufacturing sector, as the employment index dropped to 54.1 in January from 58.1 in December.

"Employment expansion remains strong, but difficulties across the supply chain continue to constrain production output," said Timothy R. Fiore, Chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.

The report also showed decreases by the new orders index and the production index, although they remain at elevated levels.

The new orders index fell to 65.4 in January from 67.4 in December, while the production index slipped to 64.5 from 65.2.

Fiore said, "Comments from the panel reflect expanding business conditions, with new orders and production maintaining high levels of expansion."

Meanwhile, the report said the prices index jumped to 72.7 in January from 68.3 in December, indicating an acceleration in the pace of growth in raw materials prices.

The ISM is scheduled to release a separate report next Monday on activity in the service sector in the month of January.

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