BUSINESS

GM to invest $1 billion in US after pressure from Trump – USA TODAY »

CLOSE x Embed x Share GM has announced plans to invest $1B in the U.S. Wochit General Motors headquarters in Detroit.(Photo: GM Photo) General Motors said today it will invest…

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Wal-Mart to Create 10000 U.S. Jobs in Nod to Trump – Fox Business »

Wal-Mart Stores said it plans to create about 10,000 U.S. jobs this year, a sign that even the country’s largest private employer feels the need to tout American job growth ahead…

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South Korean prosecutors seek to arrest Samsung heir – wtkr.com »

Lee Jae-Yong, vice chairman of Samsung arrives at the office of the independent counsel on January 12, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA –…

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America

The House Places No Value on an America Treasure — Its Public Lands – New York Times »

America is exceptional in many regards. One of the most notable of our ideals encompasses 640 million acres – our…

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Philip K. Dick’s Intellectual Vision for Living in a Fascist America – The New Yorker »

In its second season, the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle,” an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel…

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PBS’s “Divided States of America” tries to understand political polarization, mostly finds rage – Vox »

“So many people live in communities where nobody disagrees with them,” says a journalist midway through the second installment of…

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Assessing America’s Wealth Crisis – Forbes »

In the plethora of polls during the 2016 campaign, the one that got it right was largely ignored: Two-thirds of…

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Michael Eric Dyson’s ‘Sermon To White America’ – WBUR »

With guest host Jane Clayson. Michael Eric Dyson’s fiery challenge to white America: stop ignoring the injustices facing black America.…

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Mexico or America? A Couple, One of Them Undocumented, Weigh the Risks of Where to Live – New York Times »

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TECHNOLOGY

Oculus cost $3B not $2B, Zuckerberg says in trial – USA TODAY »

CLOSE x Embed x Share The company announced it will roll out tools in Germany that help users spot fake news and verify claims. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg(Photo: Martin E. Klimek, USA TODAY) SAN FRANCISCO — When Palmer Luckey sold…

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Google smartwatch reportedly packs a “Digital Crown,” launches February 9 – Ars Technica »

reader comments 26 Prolific leaker Evan Blass posted earlier today that Android Wear 2.0 is due out February 9, and now, over at VentureBeat, Blass claims Google’s smartwatch will launch on the same date. Google confirmed earlier that it would launch a pair of “flagship” smartwatches soon, and…

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Samsung’s next Galaxy phone may be hiding in plain sight – Business Insider »

Samsung’s next Galaxy phone may be hiding in plain sight – Business Insider

Update: I added a screenshot from a separate video, also released by Samsung, showing a similar device. Samsung recently released a video found by Forbes that features a previously unseen, unreleased smartphone, which has some glaring similarities to rumors about the Galaxy S8. Now, it’s unlikely that…

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FTC Targeting Qualcomm for Forcing Apple to Use its Modems – Mac Rumors »

The United States Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint against Qualcomm, accusing the company of violating the FTC Act by using anticompetitive tactics to remain the dominant supplier of baseband processors (aka LTE chips) for smartphones. According to the FTC, Qualcomm uses its position…

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SCIENCE

Days before Trump’s inauguration, State Dept. sends $500 million to United Nations climate fund – Washington Post »

Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry gestures on the opening day of the World Economic Forum, on Jan. 17, 2017, in Davos. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)…

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As giant ice cracks spread near it, an Antarctic research station is forced to close for winter – Washington Post »

Halley VI Research Station modules are seen at the old site. (British Antarctic Survey) The Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica, positioned on a floating…

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This new species of moth has ‘yellowish-white scales’ on its head. It is named for Donald Trump. – Washington Post »

Neopalpa donaldtrumpi. (Courtesy of  Vazrick Nazari) In an article published in the journal ZooKeys, Vazrick Nazari explains in pretty clear terms how a new species of…

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Asia

Op-Ed: Asia is all business while the West figures what to do – CNBC

HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing…

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Mid-East

In Middle East, Leaders Want Donald Trump to Be Their Friend – Wall Street Journal

It is hard to find a Middle Eastern official betraying signs of anxiety over what President-elect Donald Trump will do once in office. From Egypt to Turkey to Saudi Arabia to, unsurprisingly, Israel, government leaders delight…

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America

The House Places No Value on an America Treasure — Its Public Lands – New York Times

America is exceptional in many regards. One of the most notable of our ideals encompasses 640 million acres – our system of public lands and waters, equally owned by every citizen. As with our freedoms and…

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FINANCE

A Rare Corner of Finance Where Women Dominate – New York Times

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Europe

Britain’s May promises clean break from Europe in Brexit speech – Washington Post

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May called Tuesday for a clean break from the European Union, indicating that her country plans to leave behind the most essential elements of the bloc. The speech, long anticipated,…

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FOOTBALL

Report: Intense workouts leave at least three Oregon football players hospitalized – FOXSports.com

The Oregon Ducks football team came back from holiday break and got back to work to put a dismal season behind them. It appears some of them overdid it. At least three players, offensive linemen Doug Brenner…

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TRAVEL

Neil Patrick Harris on Travel, From Sandcastles to Subways – New York Times

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UK

In ‘Brexit’ Speech, Theresa May Outlines Clean Break for UK – New York Times

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