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Storm brewing: White nationalist Richard Spencer’s appearance in Florida prompts free beer stunt

“With the leading “alt-right” figure set to speak at the University of Florida on Thursday, a local brewing company is offering free drink for those who boycott his appearance” writes Chris Graham for telegraph.co.uk. “Here at Alligator we believe free speech is a cornerstone of our great nation,” the company said in a statement posted on Instagram.Alligator Brewing is giving people the chance to trade tickets for the Gainesville event for a draft beer at Tall Paul’s Brew House, which will then dispose of the stubs. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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One Norwegian company is defying Trump’s Iran tantrum

“President Donald Trump wants to reisolate Iran, reneging on the nuclear deal, JCPOA, of 2015” reports businessinsider.com. But one Norwegian company is defying Trump and making a big bet on Iran.We will see more investments within the near future,” Norwegian ambassador to Iran Lars Nordrum told AFP. Saga Energy’s investment deal is the second largest since the sanctions against the country were lifted in 2015. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Faunus to Host First-Ever Crypto Affiliate Conference in Prague

“The landmark event will be a gathering of ad networks, forex brokers, gambling operators, ICO founders, exchanges, cryptocurrency developers, and affiliates, among others from across the crypto industry” reports financemagnates.com. The conference itself will start on October 31 – individuals or prospective attendees can access the following link for registration or event details. Source: financemagnates.com Share This:

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Recent images show construction on North Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’ may be starting again

“Construction on the hotel began in 1987, under Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea and Kim Jong Un’s grandfather” writes Daniel Brown for businessinsider.com. Much confusion and mystery surrounds the 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel, also known as the “Hotel of Doom.”. Below are photos of the hotel, most of which were taken in Spring 2017 and provided by Korea Risk Group, a company billed as the leading provider of risk analysis, news, information and data surrounding North Korea.In late July, Pyongyang took walls surrounding the building down, unveiling walkways…

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Baidu plans to put a driverless bus on Chinese roads next year and cars by 2021

“Baidu will partner with Chinese automaker BAIC Motor to make the self-driving vehicles, since the tech company has focused primarily on developing its autonomous platform, rather than actually making cars” writes Brett Williams for mashable.com. Baidu’s aggressive plans will likely depend in part on the rapid development of the Apollo autonomous program, an open-source self-driving platform the company launched earlier this year. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Nielsen shares gain more than 4% after company announces new Netflix ratings service

“According to media reports, however, Netflix says the data Nielsen is reporting is not accurate and doesn’t include streaming overseas, or on mobile devices” writes Trey Williams for marketwatch.com. Nielsen Holdings NLSN, +4.47% shares were up 4.4% during intraday trade on Wednesday after the data and analytics company said it is adding a service for its media clients that will give TV networks deeper insights into viewership on streaming platform Netflix Inc. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Three dead in shooting at Maryland countertop company

“Oct 18 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire at an Edgewood, Maryland, countertop company on Wednesday, killing three people and wounding two before fleeing, authorities said” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. All those shot were thought to be company employees, he said, calling the incident a “targeted attack.”. The shooter entered Advanced Granite Solutions in a business park outside Baltimore and fired multiple shots from a handgun, hitting five people, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters. Source: aol.com Share This:

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SEC Charges Rio Tinto With Fraud

“Mining company Rio Tinto (RIO) was charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission for inflating the value of coal assets it purchased for $3.7 billion and later sold for $50 million” writes Donna Fuscaldo for investopedia.com. Rio Tinto acquired coal assets in Mozambique back in 2011, shortly after it disclosed big losses from the acquisition of Alcan.The SEC alleges the two executives let Rio Tinto release financial statements that were misleading a few days before debt offerings in the U.S. whereby the company ultimately raised $5.5 billion.An internal…

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Traders are preparing for Amazon to buy Kohl’s — even though Kohl’s says that’s not the plan

“In order to position for this, traders are paring hedges on the company, leaving them more directionally exposed to profit from a stock price increase” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. Kohl’s is trying a novel approach to fending off the Amazon-led retail apocalypse: play nice with the enemy. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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GM’s Ammann says company moving ‘really quickly’ on autonomous cars

“As to when GM’s autonomous cars will be ready for prime time, Ammann was elusive” reports autoblog.com. More acquisitions are unlikely, as Ammann said GM’s autonomous business is, for the moment, complete.GM’s acquisition earlier this month of lidar technology company Strobe may have been the final missing piece, GM President Dan Ammann told Reuters.Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that GM and Cruise would be testing autonomous cars in the state, including the first self-driving tests on the streets of Manhattan. Source: autoblog.com Share This:

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