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U.S. to fine Wells Fargo $1B — the most aggressive bank penalty of the Trump era

“The penalty will punish Wells Fargo for forcing customers to buy auto-insurance policies they did not need and other misdeeds” writes Material The New for seattletimes.com. Wells Fargo is one of the country’s largest lenders, with branches and mortgage-lending operations stretching from coast to coast. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Nebraska spring game: Preview, time, TV channel, how to watch online

“The Scott Frost era begins in earnest on Saturday” reports sportingnews.com. Nebraska has a lot of work to do in the first season of the Frost era, starting by improving on a 4-8 season that saw Mike Riley ousted in Lincoln. That said, here’s everything you need to know to key in to Nebraska’s 2018 spring game: MORE: Big Ten spring game dates, times, where to watch.  Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Trump: US ‘taking care of Cuba’ in post-Castro era

“Asked about the change of power during a visit to Key West, Fla., on Thursday, Trump told reporters his administration is “taking care of Cuba.”” writes Ap Photo Desmond for washingtonexaminer.com. Cuban President Raul Castro is expected to step down this week and hand his power over to 57-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, ending the Castro family’s 60-year rule of the island nation. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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F1 motor racing pivots to a new ‘entertainment brand’ following US takeover

“In January 2017, Liberty Media completed its $8 billion takeover of Formula One (including debt), marking the start of a new era after Bernie Ecclestone oversaw the motor sport for 40 years” writes Lucy Handley for cnbc.com. He hired two motor racing veterans as managing directors: Former Ferrari technical director and ex-Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn to be in charge of motor sports and former ESPN executive Sean Bratches for commercial operations.This year marks the first full season in the post-Ecclestone era. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Britain’s armed forces ill-equipped to deal with cyber attacks from Russia and new era of electronic warfare

“Britain’s armed forces are ill-equipped to handle the increasing threat of cyber attacks from Russia and a new era of “electronic warfare” because of a shortage of intelligence experts, a new report has suggested” writes Steven Swinford for telegraph.co.uk. The National Audit Office revealed that the military is facing a 26 per cent shortfall in intelligence analysts, equivalent to 700 experts, and there are increasing concerns that it will be unable to plug the gap because it is competing with the private sector.It comes amid reports concern about Russia has successfully used…

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MOBILITY REPORT: Facebook’s privacy problem in the era of self-driving cars

“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congressional committees on his company’s handling of personal data in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. elections” reports autonews.com. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congressional committees on his company’s handling of personal data in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. elections.All eyes were on Washington this week as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced Congress to answer for the widespread data-sharing controversy involving political data firm Cambridge Analytica.With the advent of connectivity and an increasing array of cameras and sensors around…

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Which films best describe the Trump era?

“OK, this heart-warming tale of playful little scamps does not feature the White House or politics” writes Chris Taylor for theguardian.com. In the film a Hollywood big shot (Dustin Hoffman) is hired to entirely fabricate a war with Albania on green screen.The US president is beset by a sex scandal and decides to start a foreign war to distract voters’ attention. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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The 0% auto loan era fades into rearview mirror

“Photo credit: DAVID PHILLIPS Carmakers that used 0 percent financing offers to juice sales at the height of the American auto boom are starting to abandon them as rising interest rates lift their own borrowing costs” writes Gabrielle Coppola for autonews.com. No-interest offers fell to 7.4 percent of auto loans last month, down from more than 11 percent the prior year and the lowest share in more than two years, the car-market researcher said.Zero-percent APR offers fell to 7.4 percent of U.S. auto loans in March, down from more than…

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