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Employees demand AI worker robots pay TAX…

“The poll of 1,000 people also showed 57% of workers think these robots should be taxed in some form” writes Rachel O’donoghue for dailystar.co.uk. A recent survey reveals a third of all workers believe automatons will be doing their job within the next 15 years.Ed Molyneux, the CEO of cloud accounting firm FreeAgent, which carried out the survey, said the research shows the majority of people think the future of the workplace involves robots.He explained: “There is also a clear desire among British workers to ensure that things are fair,…

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The Disney-Fox deal could create a Hollywood giant

“Disney’s plans to acquire most of the assets of 21st Century Fox could reshape Hollywood” writes Caroline Cakebread for businessinsider.com. Assuming the $52.4 billion deal goes through, the Mouse House will get the rights to the “Avatar” movies, full control over movies based on Marvel’s X-men characters, and the rights to distribute the original “Star Wars” movie.As we can see in this chart from Statista, Disney was already the top movie studio; adding on Fox’s assets should cement its lead. The deal includes Fox’s 30% stake in Hulu, which would…

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Carolina Panthers investigate workplace misconduct allegations against owner

“The Carolina Panthers say they have launched an internal investigation into workplace misconduct allegations against founder and owner Jerry Richardson” writes Associated Press for theguardian.com. Drummond told The Associated Press the team couldn’t comment publicly on the specifics of the allegations because it is under review.The team announced on Friday that former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles is overseeing the investigation by a Los Angeles-based law firm. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Nelly Plans Legal Action to Clear His Name After Rape Charge Is Dropped

“Now, the singer is taking legal action to clear his name, according to a statement from his lawyer Scott Rosenblum” writes Rania Aniftos for billboard.com. A sexual assault case against Nelly was dropped Thursday after the woman who accused him in October refused to testify in court or help with the investigation.As a result, Nelly is planning to proceed with litigation as the first step in restoring his reputation. “A thorough investigation did show Nelly was a victim of deceitful allegation devoid of credibility. Source: billboard.com Share This:

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ET Deals Roundup: Last Chance Bonus $50 off PS4 Pro with Trade-in, Free Bear with $100 Amazon Gift Card, and more

“Amazon Fire HD 8-inch 16GB Wi-Fi Tablet with Alexa for $49.99 at Amazon (List price: $79.99)” writes Grant Brunner for extremetech.com. Dell P2715Q 27-inch 4K UHD IPS LED LCD Monitor and $100 GC for $499.99 at Dell (List price: $699.99).Amazon Fire 4K TV Stick with Alexa Remote for $54.99 at Amazon (List price: $69.99).Remington VPG6530 Lithium Power Series 4 In 1 Vacuum Trimmer for $20.75 at Amazon (List price: $39.99).Dell U2717D 27-inch 2560×1440 QHD IPS InfinityEdge Monitor and $100 GC for $399.99 at Dell (List price: $599.99). Source: extremetech.com Share This:

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CSeries tariffs hearing will pit Boeing airplanes chief McAllister against ambassadors of Canada, U.K.

“Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Kevin McAllister will personally make the case for slapping heavy tariffs on U.S. sales of CSeries jets from Bombardier when he appears Monday at the final public hearing in the case before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)” writes Seattle Times Aerospace for seattletimes.com. Bombardier lawyers will argue in Monday’s hearing that planes built in Mobile for U.S. carriers won’t be imports and so shouldn’t be subject to the tariffs.Boeing will counter that this is a ploy to circumvent the trade duties. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Here’s what oil drilling looks like in the Arctic refuge, 30 years later

“The arctic refuge is a vast region of tundra: mosses, sedges and shrubs underlain by permafrost” writes The New York for seattletimes.com. The area, part of the broader 19.6 million-acre refuge, is prized by Alaska’s oil industry as prime for a major discovery.The results of the drilling, whether it revealed the presence of significant oil or not, have not been made public. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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S. Korea’s oil imports from Iran up 36% in 11 months yr/yr

“TEHRAN- South Korea imported 17 million tons, or 372,890 barrels per day (bpd), of Iranian crude oil during the first 11 months of 2017, with 36.5 percent rise from 12.45 million tons over the same period last year, according to the customs data” reports tehrantimes.com. Although, South Korea’s imports of Iranian crude oil fell 9.5 percent in October from the previous month as the Middle Eastern country cut crude and condensate exports to Asia due to production setbacks, Reuters reported.South Korea, one of Iran’s main Asian clients, brought in 1.65…

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Ann Coulter: Republican tax plan forces single people with ’empty lives’ to ‘fund happy families’

“Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Friday over his support of the GOP’s tax plan, lamenting the impact of the bill’s child tax credit on unmarried people who “will die alone.”” writes Naomi Lim for washingtonexaminer.com. Now Rubio is demanding that we also fund happy families with children who fill their days with joy,” Coulter wrote on Twitter. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the tax overhaul package is likely to pass the Senate when it returns to the upper chamber’s floor. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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