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Norwegian Vikings grew hemp

Norwegian Vikings grew hemp | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Cannabis was cultivated 1,300 years ago at a farm in Southern Norway.
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Cuba plane: More than 100 die in Havana air crash

Cuba plane: More than 100 die in Havana air crash | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Just three survivors are found alive after a passenger plane crashes near Havana, state media says.
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Exquisito chocolate factory opens in Little Havana | Miami Herald

Exquisito chocolate factory opens in Little Havana | Miami Herald | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Exquisito Fine Chocolates is making bean-to-bar chocolate in Little Havana chocolate factory. Carolina Quijano learned chocolate making and is opening a factory in the heart of Miami. Hers is the first in the city to make chocolate on site. She also sells chocolate truffles and bars.
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Subscriptions for the 1% –

Subscriptions for the 1% – | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
We are in a subscription hell. Paywalls are going up across the internet, at aggregated prices few but Jeff Bezos can afford. The software I used to pay for once now requires an annual tax, because … “updates.” We are getting less every day, and paying more for it, all the while the core openness […
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Growing pains: Vietnamese farmers are producing plenty. Now they just need customers

Growing pains: Vietnamese farmers are producing plenty. Now they just need customers | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Local administrations are launching campaigns to encourage local consumers to scoop up unsold produce at fair market prices
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No one knows how Google Duplex will work with eavesdropping laws

No one knows how Google Duplex will work with eavesdropping laws | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
12 states — including California — require everyone in the phone call to consent before a recording can be made. It’s not clear how that applies to Google’s uncanny new voice assistant feature.
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Klout, the $200 million website that measured how important you are on social media with one number, is shutting down

Klout, the $200 million website that measured how important you are on social media with one number, is shutting down | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

It's the end of an era for social media influencers and wannabe-influencers.

Klout, one of the buzziest tech startups circa 2011, announced on Twitter on Thursday that it was shutting the eponymous service down.

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Vietnam Asks China to Withdraw Missiles From South China Sea - Bloomberg

Vietnam Asks China to Withdraw Missiles From South China Sea - Bloomberg | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Hanoi, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam has requested China to withdraw its military equipment from South China Sea outposts, saying their deployment seriously violates Hanoi's sovereignty, increases tension and destabilizes the regional situation.
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New York Women in Communications scholarship winners visit TODAY (video)

New York Women in Communications scholarship winners visit TODAY (video) | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
On the plaza, TODAY celebrates the young women being awarded New York Women in Communications scholarships at Monday’s Matrix Awards, joined by spokesperson Jacki Kelly and scholarship winner Lexi White. Savannah Guthrie will emcee the event.
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Google says political-leaning advertisers will require an ID to verify their identity

Google says political-leaning advertisers will require an ID to verify their identity | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Google will begin to implement new rules concerning US election ads this week. Anyone wanting to purchase election ads in the US will be required to prove that they’re a US citizen or resident by providing a "a government-issued ID and other key information."
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North Korea reportedly set to free three Korean American detainees

North Korea reportedly set to free three Korean American detainees | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

The United States is awaiting confirmation of the possible release of three Korean Americans imprisoned in North Korea for various charges against the state.

The three men are identified as Kim Sang Duk and Kim Hak Song, both of whom were arrested and charged last year; and Dim Dong Chul, who was arrested in 2015.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the agency can’t confirm the validity of reports regarding the three American prisoners in North Korea, but noted the safety and security of Americans is the department’s top priority.

Nauert said it would be a great “gesture of goodwill” if North Korea did release them, also reiterating the President’s commitment to returning Americans unjustly held overseas.

“I can’t confirm the validity of the reports  about their release,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, adding such a move would be seen as a “sign of goodwill” ahead of a President Trump-Kim Jong Un summit.

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Jhoon Rhee, 'father of American Taekwondo,' dies at age 86

Jhoon Rhee, 'father of American Taekwondo,' dies at age 86 | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Jhoon Rhee opened his first taekwondo school in Washington, D.C., in 1962. By the 1980s, he had 11 schools in the Washington area.
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43 years ago today, The Vietnam War ended | Politics Now

43 years ago today, The Vietnam War ended | Politics Now | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
  On this date in 1975, President Gerald Ford gave a speech at Tulane University and declared the Vietnam War was over for America. “The War in Vietnam is finished as far as America is concerned,” the President told the audience. They were words America longed to hear. Usually, when wars end, there are celebrations... Read more »
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HSA Limits Brought Back Up By IRS after Tax Reform

HSA Limits Brought Back Up By IRS after Tax Reform | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The tax treatment does not apply to employer contributions made on behalf of employees to their HSA's on a pre-tax basis based on the $6,900 annual limitation.
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Trump donates his presidential paycheck to VA caregivers

Trump donates his presidential paycheck to VA caregivers | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump donated his $100,000 salary for the first quarter of 2018 to the Department of Veterans Affairs, a gesture the White House said underscores his commitment to recognizing the sacrifices to military and their families.

Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said the money will be earmarked for caregiver support programs within his department, to include “mental health, peer support, financial aid, education and research” for those families.

“President Trump understands the critical role of caregivers in meeting the essential needs of America’s veterans,” he said.

The donation is the fifth made by Trump since he became president. Previously, he turned over his federal salary to the Department of Transportation for infrastructure repair, the National Park Service for battlefield preservation, the Department of Education for support programs and the Department of Health and Human Services for opioid management programs.

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Deadly Convenience: Keyless Cars and Their Carbon Monoxide Toll - The New York Times

Deadly Convenience: Keyless Cars and Their Carbon Monoxide Toll - The New York Times | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Weaned from using a key, drivers have left cars running in garages, spewing exhaust into homes. Despite years of deaths, regulatory action has lagged.
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Amazon’s control over ebook sales data should upset everyone in publishing —

Amazon’s control over ebook sales data should upset everyone in publishing — | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

It is a heartwarming story: In spite of the endless onslaught of digital content, American readers have collectively put down their screens and decided to embrace once more that beloved tactile rectangular prism that reminds us, with its weight at the bottom of our bags, of its immeasurable heft. Since 2015, major news outlets, including this one, have reported the triumphant return of print: that “real” books are back, and ebooks have lost their gleam.

Of course, it’s not entirely true. Yes, ebooks are doing just fine: Americans consume hundreds of millions of them a year. But many of their authors are writing and publishing books, and finding massive audiences, without being actively tracked by the publishing industry. In fact, the company through which they publish and distribute their books, a tech behemoth disguised as a benevolent, content-agnostic retailer, is the only entity with any real idea of what’s going on in publishing as a whole.

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​Young Vietnamese pop singer sets record for scoring 1 million YouTube views in 18 minutes

​Young Vietnamese pop singer sets record for scoring 1 million YouTube views in 18 minutes | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The music video of the latest single by Son Tung M-TP fielded one million views only 18 minutes after upload
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New hope for Bob Levinson amid Trump getting out of Iran nuclear deal

New hope for Bob Levinson amid Trump getting out of Iran nuclear deal | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
As President Donald Trump’s tough tactics with North Korea appear to be bringing in good results, a local family is hoping the U.S. getting out of the Iran nuclear deal could force Iranian leaders to offer up new compromises.Bob Levinson has been missing i
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Future Liabilities Covered by Overpayments

Future Liabilities Covered by Overpayments | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
IRS’s position effectively allows IRS to deprive taxpayers of use of funds and credits for overpayments for potentially multi-year period.
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DOJ ENRD Wood Memo on Enhancing Cooperative Federalism

DOJ ENRD Wood Memo on Enhancing Cooperative Federalism | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The third enumerated principle in the Wood Memo discusses the relationship between ENRD and state governments in fulfilling environmental enforcement responsibilities.
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San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Jane Kim Calls Out Reporter

San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Jane Kim Calls Out Reporter | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Where the conversation about Asian America Begins
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U.S. veteran gives help to Vietnamese Agent Orange victims

U.S. veteran gives help to Vietnamese Agent Orange victims | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Matthew Keenan, 68, used to serve in the American war in Vietnam and currently suffers from cancer due to his exposure to the toxic chemical.
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jobless claims rise modestly; unemployment rolls smallest since 1973 | Reuters

jobless claims rise modestly; unemployment rolls smallest since 1973 | Reuters | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Washington, 3 May - New applications for U.S. jobless benefits increased less than expected last week and the number of Americans receiving unemployment aid fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to tightening labor market conditions.Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 211,000 for the week ended April 28, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims dropped to 209,000 in the prior week, which was the lowest level since December 1969.Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 225,000 in the latest week. The labor market is considered to be near or at full employment. The unemployment rate is at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent, close to the Federal Reserve's forecast of 3.8 percent by the end of this year.The U.S. central bank on Wednesday left interest rates unchanged. The Fed said policymakers expected "economic activity will expand at a moderate pace in the medium term and labor market conditions will remain strong."The Labor Department said claims for Maine and Colorado were estimated last week. It also said claims-taking procedures in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands had still not returned to normal after the territories were devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.The four-week moving average of initial claims, viewed as a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 7,750 to 221,500 last week, the lowest level since March 1973.While the claims report has no bearing on April's employment report, which is scheduled for release on Friday, filings for jobless benefits declined during the month. According to a Reuters survey of economists, nonfarm payrolls likely increased by 192,000 jobs in April after rising 103,000 in March.The claims report also showed the number of people receiving benefits after an initial week of aid dropped 77,000 to 1.76 million in the week ended April 21, the lowest level since December 1973. The four-week moving average of the so-called continuing claims fell 15,500 to 1.83 million, also the lowest level since December 1973.
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Businesses To Get Tax Credits For Paid Medical Leave

Businesses To Get Tax Credits For Paid Medical Leave | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
In order to claim tax credit, employers must have written policy that provides for leave during which employees are compensated at not less than 50% of employee’s pay.
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Women at Nike Fight Hostile Culture With a Simple But Effective Tool That You Can Use, Too

Women at Nike Fight Hostile Culture With a Simple But Effective Tool That You Can Use, Too | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Nike CEO Mark Parker dismisses successor Trevor Edwards and 5 more top execs.
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