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Mueller’s Message to America

“One will scour the indictment in vain for any allegation that the Russian activity was directed by Russian government officials” writes Paul Rosenzweig for theatlantic.com. For the rest of America, the takeaway should be much grimmer: The threat to the integrity of our elections is real.For those following the matter, there has been little doubt that Russian citizens attempted to interfere with the American presidential election. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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Google CEO will unveil new data center in Tennessee and remind public of expansion around the country

“At a groundbreaking ceremony for a new data center in Tennessee, Google will flesh out the details of its plan to increase its investments across the United States” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. The company estimates that about 1,900 people work directly on its data center campuses. These investments will bring Google’s footprint to 21 states, with data centers in six.The company is pouring money into 14 states across the country and hiring thousands of new employees, CEO Sundar Pichai will announce in Clarksville, Tennessee, on Friday afternoon.Pichai described Alphabet’s…

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And a backlash is brewing. “There must be no room for hate at Hyatt hotels.”

“Hyatt Hotels Corporation did not respond to a request for comment on whether it would host white supremacists or neo-Nazis at its hotels” writes Christopher Mathias for huffingtonpost.com. That’s right, for only $299 you too can attend the Act for America 10th annual anniversary conference.Nor did it clarify what, if any, standards it has on which extremist groups are allowed at its hotels and which are not. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Under Armour’s ‘commoditized’ brand is vulnerable in North America

“Revenue in North America was down 4% for the quarter, while revenue grew 47% internationally” writes Tonya Garcia for marketwatch.com. Under Armour Inc. shares are getting a boost from a fourth-quarter revenue beat, but at least one analyst thinks brand weakness in North America will hurt overall performance going forward.KSS, +2.16%   A muted brand leaves the company vulnerable to competition, according to Saunders.Under Armour shares are up 15.8% in Tuesday trading.Under Armour UAA, +14.83%   reported revenue of $1.37 billion, up from $1.31 billion last year and ahead of…

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‘America First’ Is Straining Bill Gates’s Optimism

“And because of this connectivity, Gates fears a new global pandemic” writes Rachel Gutman for theatlantic.com. Because even though we’re not fully prepared, we have more resources.” “The most dangerous scenario,” Gates told Goldberg, “is where something breaks out somewhere else in the world and starts to spread, and then is coming into the United States.” This is where foreign aid becomes essential.But as Gates stressed to Goldberg, the modern world still faces serious threats, especially those that transcend geopolitical borders. “We have more connectivity working against us,” he said.More…

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America lost a cyberwar to Russia in 2016. When will we have truth?

“America lost a cyberwar to Russia in 2016, the result of which was the election of Trump” writes Timothy Snyder for theguardian.com. The only serious American response to Russia’s violation of its sovereignty, the Mueller investigation, is now also a target of Russian cyberwar.No array of tanks, whether at their bases or on parade in Washington, can protect us against cyberwar. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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White Collar Watch: What the Wells Fargo Crackdown Signals to Corporate America

“But this provision has not been used against corporate executives who did not have any direct involvement in the criminal violations” writes White Collar Watch for nytimes.com. Other large banks will no doubt pat themselves on the back for not engaging in the types of customer abuses that put Wells Fargo in its current position.Unlike banks, most corporations have little fear that a civil regulator might take actions that cost executives or directors their jobs. For those looking at this as a harbinger of a federal crackdown on corporate misconduct,…

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Op-Ed Contributor: Tillerson’s Attempt to Mend Ties in Latin America

“He claimed they are laughing at the United States as they continue to take American taxpayer dollars while still benefiting from the drug trade” writes Christopher Sabatini for nytimes.com. But the administration’s rhetoric on immigration, free trade and American allies’ commitment to battling the scourge of narcotics — not to mention Mr. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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