• ‘Business and politics are inseparable’ says our favorite Silicon Valley tweeter
  • Yup, your internet service provider is now allowed to track and sell your data thanks to the Senate
  • Porsche’s massive bonus scheme shows employers how it’s done
  • Trump card: White House plays its hand in health care battle
  • GOP health care bill: Inside a district that could make or break the vote

‘Business and politics are inseparable’ says our favorite Silicon Valley tweeter

Box CEO Aaron LevieImage: RICHARD DREW/ASSOCIATED PRESS Box CEO Aaron Levie isn’t one to keep his mouth shut, providing often witty commentary on Twitter, at conferences and on television about Silicon Valley and the state of the industry. SEE ALSO: What CEOs are saying about the Muslim ban, and what they actually mean In the last two years, it’s been a lot of talk on Trump and politics. On Thursday,…

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Yup, your internet service provider is now allowed to track and sell your data thanks to the Senate

Yes, they are watching you.Image: Shutterstock / Minerva Studio However much you hate your cable company, know that they love youand all the money you give them. Now, they’ve got another reason to love you, courtesy of the U.S. Senate, and the vote they just finished: Whoever provides your internet access will now be free to track what you look at online, and then, sell that information to other companies….

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Porsche’s massive bonus scheme shows employers how it’s done

Porsche employees in Germany are living it up with $9K bonuses.Image: ronald WITTEK/EPA/REX/Shutterstock In the United States, working full-time does not always mean earning even just a living wage. But in Germany, things are pretty different. And there, Porsche is providing a whole new level of comfortably paid employment every single one of the company’s 21,000 employees is set to receive a massive 9,111 bonus, as The Drive reports. That’s…

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Trump card: White House plays its hand in health care battle

Washington (CNN)To make a deal, you have to know when it’s time to walk. President Donald Trump ripped that classic move from his boardroom playbook Thursday night, seeking to splinter the resistance of House Republicans refusing to pass the health care bill that has left his new administration in limbo. After days of trying to charm members of Congress, Trump gave them an ultimatum: If they don’t vote yes Friday,…

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GOP health care bill: Inside a district that could make or break the vote

Colorado's 4th congressional district (CNN)When it comes to the fate of the GOP’s health care bill, no district is more important than this swath of eastern Colorado. Rep. Ken Buck is one of several Republicans who have said they might vote against their party’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. That has raised tensions in this largely rural district. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST…

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The emotional speech that could unite House Republicans

Washington (CNN)Republican Rep. Brian Mast, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who lost both of his legs, told reporters he recounted his own experience to his colleagues at the closed-door GOP conference meeting Thursday night over the health care bill. The Florida congressman told fellow lawmakers his own personal story about sticking together in combat. “I’ve just never been in a battle that we only had to fire one…

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Freedom Caucus member still a ‘no’ on GOP health bill, despite whip efforts

Washington (CNN)Rep. Mo Brooks as of Thursday evening remained a holdout on the GOP health care bill, which he decried as a “massive Republican welfare plan.” The Alabama congressman and member of the House Freedom Caucus told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on “Erin Burnett OutFront” that he was no closer to supporting the bill after meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House chief…

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‘Bed-blocking’ statistics reveal areas worst affected. – BBC News

Out of 1.87 million delayed days between April 2016 and the end of January 2017, just over 1 million were down to the NHS. There were 635,000 where social care was responsible and 145,000 that were a mixture of both. Click to see content: delaytransfer_birmingham Delayed transfers occur when a patient is deemed medically well enough to be released from hospital, but something else holds up their discharge. The BBC…

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Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

Economies that trade with the 11 founding members of the single market, using World Trade Organization (WTO) terms, have increased their exports to the EU five times faster than the UK has, over the past 20 years, the study says. Michael Burrage, the report’s author, said that before joining the single market in 1993, the UK’s exports to the EU grew at a faster rate than major economies such as…

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Morse’s Oxford: The city that inspired Colin Dexter – BBC News

Image copyright Randolph Hotel Image caption Colin Dexter poses with some of the staff at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford, where a bar is named after Inspector Morse Famous haunts from the books and television series, such as the Ashmolean museum and the Bodleian library, have expressed sorrow at his death. But, perhaps more significantly, so have lesser-known Oxford institutions, demonstrating Dexter was very much a man of the people…

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Exploring Meghalaya, India’s abode of the clouds

(CNN)When it comes to aptly named destinations, the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya is up there with the best. Meaning “abode of the clouds,” it’s home to the top two wettest places on earth,according to Guinness World Records. But across this cool, green state travelers will also find India’s cleanest village, the country’s highest waterfall and a man who just might be the country’s biggest Bob Dylan fan.

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Kochs pledge millions to GOPers in 2018 — if they vote no on health care bill

Washington (CNN)In a last-minute effort to sink the Republican health care bill, a powerful network of conservative donors said Wednesday it would create a new fund for Republican 2018 reelection races — but they’ll only open it up to GOPers who vote against the bill. The advocacy groups helmed by Charles and David Koch have unveiled a new pool of money for advertisements, field programs and mailings that would exclude…

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Why maternity and mental health coverage may decide health care bill’s fate

(CNN)House GOP leaders are now looking to change an Obamacare provision that guarantees all health insurers cover services such as maternity, mental health and prescription drugs, in hopes of wooing conservative lawmakers to their side. The dramatic shift — which would strike at blow at the heart of Obamacare — comes after conservative Freedom Caucus members lobbied President Donald Trump Wednesday to eliminate the provision, which is not in the…

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.”…

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Burger King Vows To Stop Buying Chickens From Animal Abusers

Next up on Burger Kings menu: humanely raised chickens. The fast-food giants owner, Restaurant Brands International, said that by 2024, all its U.S. and Canadian locations will only buy chickens from farms that follow strict standards of Global Animal Partnership, or GAP, a group that includes animal welfare organizations and corporate interests. Burger King will use third-party auditors to ensure compliance. Mercy for Animals, a group advocating humane treatment for…

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Unbeelieveable: Stung By Lawsuit, Trump Administration Lists Bumble Bee As Endangered

WASHINGTON The rusty patched bumble bee, one of Americas most important pollinators, has finally landed on the endangered species list. The Trump administration reversed course and listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species just in the nick of time, Rebecca Riley, senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, said in a statement Tuesday. Federal protections may be the only thing standing between the bumble bee and…

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Zurich layover guide: Make the most of your Swiss stopover

(CNN)Facing a layover of a few hours in Zurich? Don’t waste it in the airport lounge. Check in your suitcase and zip into the city for a brief encounter with a European cultural capital that’s set amidst idyllic natural surroundings. Getting around Zurich airport, voted the world’s seventh best in the recent World Airport Awards, is a mere 10-minute train ride from the city center, with trains leaving about every…

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What it’s like to be singled out by President Trump

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump looked out into a crowd of many unfamiliar faces in a basement room on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning, as he delivered a vigorous sales pitch to lawmakers on the Republican health care bill. New to Washington and still learning the ins and outs of Capitol Hill, the President noticed a familiar face in the audience: fellow New Yorker, Rep. Peter King. Seemingly out of nowhere, Trump…

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Grieving father: ‘I don’t play Trump songs anymore’

(CNN)Last year, Kraig Moss sold the equipment for his construction business in upstate New York and stopped making mortgage payments so he could follow Donald Trump on the campaign trail. The amateur country crooner sang pro-Trump ditties while strumming a guitar emblazoned with Trump campaign stickers, earning him the moniker “Trump Troubadour.” International media dubbed him “the voice of unheard America.” See the latest news and share your comments with…

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15 of the world’s best bungee jumps

(CNN)Want to test your mettle or conquer a fear of heights? Join us as we highlight 15 of the world’s highest — and most impressive — jumping sites. 233 meters: Macau Tower, Macau, China 190 meters: Niouc Bridge, Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Switzerland? Swiss watches and Toblerone, right? Well Switzerland is also home to Europe’s highest bungee jump from a…

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Trump warns GOP: Don’t break your health care promises

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, in an attempt to sell the GOP Republican health care plan, warned Republicans about breaking all those promises to repeal Obamacare they’ve made over the years. The White House is currently unsure that Republicans have enough votes to pass the GOP health care bill. And for a president who fashions himself a deal-maker, the law has become a potent test of Trump’s ability to make it…

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Baby teeth removals ‘up 24% in a decade’ – BBC News

However, the total number of extractions for children aged nine or under fell slightly last year, from 34,788 extractions in 2014/15 to 34,003 in 2015/16. Lead researcher Prof Nigel Hunt said: “When you see the numbers tallied up like this, it becomes abundantly clear that the sweet habits of our children are having a devastating effect on the state of their teeth. “That children as young as one or two…

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To The Women Of The View: Don’t Normalize Tomi Lahren

To the Ladies of The View, Then you invited Tomi Lahren. This phenomenon is called normalizing. It is deeply troubling to our civic discourse. Three months ago she was talking about ‘baby killers’ like Lena Dunham. Now, many passionate yet fact-driven citizens (like you and me, Joy!) both know that Lahrens opinions are grounded in InfoWars-level propaganda, but her viewers dont see that. Say you bring her on with the…

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Why The Fed Was Wrong To Raise Interest Rates And Slow Down The Economy

Last week the Federal Reserve Board raised interest rates for the third time in the last year and a half. This move did not get nearly as much attention as it deserves. As a result, we will see less spending and borrowing and therefore slower economic growth. The Fed is slowing the economy because it fears that too rapid growth will trigger inflation. I think this view is wrong, but…

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Republicans change health care bill in search for votes

(CNN)House Republican leaders released a package of amendments Monday evening to modify the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare — the culmination of days of negotiations and closed-door meetings to win over critics and skeptics of the proposal. The amendments mark efforts by GOP leaders and the White House to appease both conservatives and moderates who have expressed reservations about the bill. As of Monday, senior Republicans were continuing…

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Takeaways from day one of the Gorsuch hearings

Washington (CNN)Fireworks are expected on day two of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. On Tuesday, each senator on the Judiciary Committee will get 30 minutes to grill President Donald Trump’s pick. The session is expected to last 10 hours, following a lengthy and telling round of opening statements from senators and Gorsuch. Here’s what we learned Monday and what’s tap for Tuesday:

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