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Tech Gadgets That Celebrities Can’t Live Without

One of the advantages of being a celebrity is you often have a bit more disposable income than other people. That means more money to spend on gadgets and gizmos. In most cases, the go-to tech for celebrities are their phones. It’s their lifeline to their agents, publicists, and (via social media like Twitter and Instagram) their fans. But we ... Read More »

Trump’s spending agenda could be a ‘recipe for disaster’, says NYU finance professor

The problem for President Trump is implementing his agenda: Expert  12 Hours Ago | 02:51 President Donald Trump’s spending reform agenda could turn out to be a “recipe for disaster” and a significant risk to the U.S. economy if more attention is not paid to the implementation process, NYU finance professor Edward Altman has warned. Describing the policies as “risky,” Altman ... Read More »

The Small Technology Giving Big Peace of Mind

Hope, fear and inspiration In 2012, Kurt Workman was a full-time chemical engineering major at Brigham Young University. Kurt’s aunt had just had twins, prematurely, so he and his wife were lending a helping hand whenever they could. They saw firsthand the constant worry Kurt’s aunt shouldered. They wanted to start a family of their own soon, but Kurt knew ... Read More »

‘It’ Creeps to Top of Social Media Charts

Sony’s tentpole “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and New Line’s horror movie “It” dominated social media chatter last week with more than 251,000 and 235,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service. Sony and Marvel presented footage at CinemaCon on March 27 for “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” offering a far deeper look at Michael Keaton’s villainous Vulture and emphasizing Tom Holland’s ... Read More »

Leonard Litwin, New York Real Estate Mogul, Dies at 102

Leonard Litwin went into building with his father in 1946, starting with garden apartments on Long Island and later dozens of upscale properties in Manhattan. Creditvia Glenwood Management Behind the scenes, Mr. Litwin’s influence and that of Glenwood Management reached far beyond the buildings he owned. He forged political connections in Albany and City Hall with campaign contributions, lobbying and ... Read More »

Michael Flynn’s Immunity Request Rejected By Senate Intelligence Committee

The Senate Intelligence Committee turned down the request by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s lawyer for a grant of immunity in exchange for his testimony, two congressional sources told NBC News. A senior congressional official with direct knowledge said Flynn’s lawyer was told it was “wildly preliminary” and that immunity was “not on the table” at the moment. A ... Read More »

Starbucks to test mobile order and pay-only store at headquarters

Getty Images Starbucks’ Adam Brotman demonstrates mobile order and pay on the the company’s app during the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting. Starbucks will open a dedicated mobile order and pay store next week in its Seattle headquarters building as it tests how to best serve convenience-oriented customers, the company said in a letter to employees on Thursday. The coffee chain ... Read More »

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg Internet Privacy Furor Is a Preview of the Coming War Over Net Neutrality

The U.S. Congress’s decision to invalidate a set of internet privacy rules from the Obama administration set off a firestorm this week. The change, which will allow service providers like AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to collect and sell customers’ information without their permission, prompted ad campaigns from internet freedom groups shaming lawmakers and a small wave of service journalism about VPNs ... Read More »

Want clearer skin? These six gadgets can help you out

Clean up your act with these gadgets designed to help you on the road to clearer skin. 1) LUMIE CLEAR ACNE TREATMENT LIGHT Although the initial outlay is quite a whack to the wallet, if you’re in the habit of having regular light treatments to soothe mild acne, this gadget could be a good investment in the long run. Light ... Read More »

The week ahead in business and finance

Ladbrokes Coral will publish its  maiden full-year results as a newly merged group on Tuesday Monday March 27 Full-year results:Eleco, Bank of Cyprus Holdings, Inspired Energy, X5 Retail Group Interim results: You Gov Trading update: Toople Economics: GfK consumer climate (GER), private loans y/y (EU), M3 money supply y/y (EU) Tuesday March 28 In its maiden full-year results as a ... Read More »