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  • These Companies Are Sticking By The NRA
    Business
    HuffPost

    These Companies Are Sticking By The NRA

    NRA officials have gone on the attack to rail against the “politicization” of a tragedy, and going so far as to suggest that members of the media “love mass shootings” because of the ratings they supposedly bring. Enterprise Holdings, which operates the rental car brands Enterprise, National and Alamo, says it will end its discount program for NRA members next month, along with Avis and Budget.

  • President Trump Went Way Off Script and Turned His CPAC Speech into a Campaign Rally
    Politics
    Time

    President Trump Went Way Off Script and Turned His CPAC Speech into a Campaign Rally

    When President Donald Trump took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday morning, he clearly wanted to have some fun. For more than an hour, Trump held court, largely eschewing a teleprompter filled with prepared remarks on North Korea sanctions and remembrances for Billy Graham and the victims of the Parkland, Fla. shooting, instead choosing to ramble enthusiastically about familiar themes in his typical campaign style. Early in his CPAC speech, Trump caught a glimpse of himself in a TV monitor and joked, “I try like hell to hide the bald spot,” turning around to show the audience the back of his head.

  • Shkreli, Sporting Prison Fatigues and a Beard, Returns to Court
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    Bloomberg

    Shkreli, Sporting Prison Fatigues and a Beard, Returns to Court

    Martin Shkreli, clad in prison fatigues and sporting a scruffy beard, returned to court for the first time since his jailing in September, hoping to convince a judge that he shouldn’t have to forfeit money to the U.S. government. For 90 minutes in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday, Shkreli fidgeted and occasionally smirked as his legal team assailed the prosecutor’s request that he surrender $7.4 million he allegedly reaped from his frauds. Now with prison-issued glasses instead of the wireless spectacles or contacts he sported at trial, Shkreli listened closely as his lawyer argued that he generated "robust returns" for his hedge fund investors, didn’t steal their money, and shouldn’t have to pay a cent. "At the end of the day, investors made substantial amounts of money," defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman told the judge.

  • These Companies Still Do Business With the NRA
    Business
    Esquire

    These Companies Still Do Business With the NRA

    From EsquireNational Rifle Association members, who pay annual dues, are eligible for discounts at a variety of companies, from hotels to insurance firms.Gun-control activists have put out calls to boycott companies that do business with

  • In 1961 a Plane Crash Killed the Entire U.S. Figure Skating Team. Here's How the Tragic Legacy Lives On
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    Time

    In 1961 a Plane Crash Killed the Entire U.S. Figure Skating Team. Here's How the Tragic Legacy Lives On

    Fifty-seven years ago this month, the U.S. figure skating team was devastated by a plane crash. The star-spangled athletes were on their way to compete at the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, where they were expected to score medals and launch into preparations for the 1964 Olympics. The tragedy was mourned across the nation and shattered the figure skating world, which the U.S. had dominated for over a decade.

  • Girl injured by dog during boarding for Southwest flight
    Lifestyle
    Associated Press

    Girl injured by dog during boarding for Southwest flight

    Southwest Airlines said Thursday that a dog injured a child as passengers boarded a flight in Phoenix, an event likely to fuel the debate over the growing number of emotional-support animals on planes. A passenger on Wednesday's Phoenix-to-Portland, Oregon, flight tweeted that a dog bit a girl as she approached it, and that she screamed and cried. Southwest said the dog's teeth "scraped a child's forehead" and paramedics checked the girl, who appeared to be 6 or 7 years old.

  • Hyundai Overtakes Its German Luxury Car Rivals
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    Bloomberg Video

    Hyundai Overtakes Its German Luxury Car Rivals

    Feb.22 -- In its debut year, Hyundai’s luxury line bumped Volkswagen AG’s Audi from top billing to the No. 2 spot, with premium mainstays BMW, Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus and VW’s Porsche rounding out the top five. Bloomberg's Dave McCombs reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

  • Goldman: These 10 stocks most loved by hedge funds — including Amazon — are beating the market
    Business
    CNBC

    Goldman: These 10 stocks most loved by hedge funds — including Amazon — are beating the market

    Goldman's "Hedge Fund VIP" list is outperforming the S&P 500 so far this year. The bank's list consists of the 50 stocks that "appear most often among the top 10 holdings of fundamentally driven hedge fund portfolios" for the December quarter. Popular technology stocks such as Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet are among the top names in the basket.

  • Bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount
    Business
    Associated Press

    Bank halts NRA credit card, car rental firm ends discount

    The nation's largest privately-owned bank holding company and a major car rental chain said Thursday they will stop promotions aimed at National Rifle Association members. The Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract to issue the group's NRA Visa Card, spokesman Kevin Langin said in a statement. "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA," Langin said.

  • U.S. Companies Abandon the NRA as Boycott Call Grows
    Business
    Bloomberg

    U.S. Companies Abandon the NRA as Boycott Call Grows

    A call to boycott the National Rifle Association became the top trend on Twitter as users of the global social media platform demanded that a variety of companies sever ties with the lobbying group. The online furor comes a day after the NRA’s leaders attacked the media and Democrats, claiming the fallout from last week’s Florida high school massacre was being politicized. One user, with almost a quarter of a million followers, tagged a slew of brands in his post, including NRA partners Hertz Corp. and LifeLock Inc. “There are only 5 million NRA members but over 300 million of us! Businesses have a choice whose business they prefer,” tweeted another.

  • Broward Sheriff Deputy Resigns After Video Shows He Avoided School Shooting
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    Time

    Broward Sheriff Deputy Resigns After Video Shows He Avoided School Shooting

    The Broward sheriff deputy assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned on Thursday, about a week after a school shooting there that left 17 people dead. Scot Peterson, a school resource officer from the Broward County Sheriff’s office, waited outside the school building without ever going inside, sheriff Scott Israel said during a news conference on Thursday. “What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position, and he never went in,” Israel said Thursday, referring to the school building where the shooter went on his rampage.

  • Russian Olympian Who Wore an 'I Don't Do Doping' Slogan Shirt Just Failed Her Drug Test
    World
    Time

    Russian Olympian Who Wore an 'I Don't Do Doping' Slogan Shirt Just Failed Her Drug Test

    Nadezhda Sergeeva, pilot of the two-woman bobsled team representing the Olympic Athletes from Russia, proudly proclaimed her anti-doping stance when she appeared in a YouTube video wearing a sweatshirt with the slogan “I don’t do doping” stamped brightly across the front. The federation says that the bobsledder does not have a prescription for the drug.

  • In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap’s Market Value
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    Bloomberg

    In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap’s Market Value

    Shares of the Snapchat parent company sank 6.1 percent on Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet on Wednesday from Kylie Jenner, who said she doesn’t open the app anymore. Jenner’s tweet was followed late Thursday by one from Maybelline New York, asking its followers if it should stay on the Snapchat platform. The beauty-product brand owned by Paris-based L’Oreal SA said its “Snapchat views have dropped dramatically,” but it still wanted to connect with its followers.

  • New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel
    Sports
    Reuters

    New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel

    Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling. Vettel won five races last season but finished runner-up to Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who is now also a four times world champion.

  • These Antidepressants Are Most Effective, Study Says
    Health
    Time

    These Antidepressants Are Most Effective, Study Says

    Millions of people take antidepressants for depression. On Wednesday, a large new study provides evidence that antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults. The study, published in the journal The Lancet, looked at the published data from 522 randomized controlled trials testing 21 different types of antidepressants.

  • MGM Resorts Struggles on the Las Vegas Strip
    Business
    Motley Fool

    MGM Resorts Struggles on the Las Vegas Strip

    Revenue was up 5.5% for MGM Resorts to $2.6 billion and net income jumped from $24.7 million a year ago to $1.4 billion, or $2.42 per share. Digging into the numbers, you get a picture of why MGM Resorts had an underwhelming quarter in what seemed to be a favorable operating environment. Revenue per available room was down 4.9% on the Las Vegas Strip, driven by high-end resorts like Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, and Mandalay Bay all having both lower average daily room rates and lower occupancy versus a year ago.

  • Nancy Pelosi says ‘mow grass’ in border areas to stop illegals
    Politics
    Fox Business Videos

    Nancy Pelosi says ‘mow grass’ in border areas to stop illegals

    Bullseye Brief author and publisher Adam Johnson discuss the future of the Democratic Party with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the helm and Trump in the White House.

  • 'We've Been Waiting for You.' Barack Obama Praises the Teen Shooting Survivors Fighting for Gun Control
    Politics
    Time

    'We've Been Waiting for You.' Barack Obama Praises the Teen Shooting Survivors Fighting for Gun Control

    Former President Barack Obama is throwing his support behind the teenagers vocally advocating for stricter gun control in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting last week. “Young people have helped lead all our great movements,” Obama said on Twitter. Obama’s show of support came shortly before Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s Executive Vice President, told the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday that politicians and the media are exploiting the Florida school shooting to expand gun control and ultimately abolish the second amendment.

  • Dear America, here's how other countries stop mass shootings
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    Quartz

    Dear America, here's how other countries stop mass shootings

    Yesterday, Donald Trump met with a group of students, teachers, and parents to discuss last week’s school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida and the uniquely American epidemic of school shootings. Referring to the shootings, Trump asked his guests, “Does anyone have any ideas for how to stop it?” The White House’s selected guests suggested a variety of areas to troubleshoot: Mental illness, bullying, FBI negligence, gun-free zones (which the president has publicly blamed for attracting “maniacs”), censorship, partisanship, lack of relatedness, obsession with identity, lack of expert “consultants,” lack of safety training for students, and even the absence of armed, undercover police in schools.

  • 3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

    Investors who bought into Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) growth story early and held on for the long term minted themselves an absolute fortune. Dan Caplinger (Match Group): There's nothing new about trying to find romance, but there's been a revolutionary change in the way that people seek out potential partners. Match Group has tapped into the needs of the mobile generation by extending its traditional online dating service to the app world, with its popular Tinder platform seeing its membership rolls nearly double in 2017 to 3.1 million members.

  • Warren Buffett has enough firepower to do a $160 billion deal this year
    Finance
    Business Insider

    Warren Buffett has enough firepower to do a $160 billion deal this year

    Warren Buffett's firm Berkshire Hathaway is sitting on a record amount of cash. Berkshire Hathaway has never had this much cash, so naturally people have wide-ranging ideas for how the Warren Buffett-led juggernaut may use it. The bank arrives at that figure by factoring in the record $109 billion of cash Berkshire had on hand at the start of February, and combining it with the company's strong free cash flow.

  • Steve Jobs mistake-filled CV set to sell for five-figure sum after going up for auction
    Business
    Yahoo News UK

    Steve Jobs mistake-filled CV set to sell for five-figure sum after going up for auction

    In today’s technological world, which Apple founder Steve Jobs had a hand in creating, it’s difficult to imagine someone writing, ‘None’ next to an entry for ‘phone’ on a job application. Jobs also wrote that his access to transportation was ‘possible, but not probable’ – and neglected to capitalise his own second name. Under a section titled “Special Abilities,” Jobs wrote “tech or design engineer.

  • Football Players Carry Casket at Funeral for 'Hero' Coach Killed in Florida School Shooting
    News
    Time

    Football Players Carry Casket at Funeral for 'Hero' Coach Killed in Florida School Shooting

    When Joe LaGuardia heard there had been a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, he said he knew in the pit of his stomach that his longtime friend Aaron Feis was doing everything possible to save students. LaGuardia was heading to an Ash Wednesday service when he got news of the shooting. Feis, an assistant football coach and security guard at the school of 3,200 students on the edge of the Florida Everglades, was among 17 gunned down by a former student who police said returned to the school with an AR 15 assault-style rifle just before dismissal on Feb. 14.

  • 3 Top AI Stocks in China to Buy Now
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 Top AI Stocks in China to Buy Now

    While it's widely regarded as the leader in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), the United States isn't the only country producing advanced AI technology. China currently lags the U.S. in AI research, but the Middle Kingdom has announced to the world that it's no longer content to remain in the shadow of the West. Last July, the government of China announced an ambitious policy regarding AI: close the gap with the U.S. in terms of AI research within three years and become the world leader in the field by 2030.

  • Want To Invest In Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)? Here’s How It Performed Lately
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    Want To Invest In Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)? Here’s How It Performed Lately

    For investors with a long-term horizon, assessing earnings trend over time and against industry benchmarks is more valuable than looking at a single earnings announcement in one point in time. Investors may find my commentary, albeit very high-level and brief, on Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) useful as an attempt to give more color around how Ford Motor is currently performing. To account for any quarterly or half-yearly updates, I use data from the most recent 12 months, which either annualizes the most recent 6-month earnings update, or in some cases, the most recent annual report is already the latest available financial data.