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SoFi Taps Twitter For Next CEO

“Twitter executive Anthony Noto could become the next CEO of Social Finance, the FinTech lender” reports pymnts.com. Twitter could make attempts to keep Noto at the company and prevent his move to SoFi.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey already divides his time between Twitter and Square, so Twitter may not want to see a top executive depart the company. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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Ice hockey: Johannson, U.S. Olympic team general manager, dies at 53

“The assistant executive director of hockey operations with USA Hockey, Johannson was part of the management team for every Olympic Games since 2002 and served on the U.S. staff for 18 world championship teams” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Johannson twice played for the U.S. in the Winter Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and was a member of the American team at the 1992 world championship. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Massive cost overruns threaten to derail the bullet train. Here’s what has to change

“It would take nearly every penny in its checkbook, but the rail authority assured the public it would work” writes Ralph Vartabedian for latimes.com. Only two years ago, the California rail authority unveiled an ambitious plan to begin operating a segment of bullet train service between San Jose and the Central Valley by 2025.Rail authority spokeswoman Lisa Marie Alley said the claim was settled last month for $51 million and was included in the cost overrun reported last week.One of the key tasks ahead, Kelly said in an interview, will…

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As a candidate, Trump criticized Obama’s use of executive power. So guess what powers President Trump has been leaning on?

“The Trump administration argues that this is inherent in the power to create such designations” reports washingtonpost.com. The Trump administration has reversed both decisions.Picking up the executive powers where Obama left off Obviously raw numbers matter less than substantive significance.Some seem to have been issued as executive orders rather than memos or news releases simply to boost the total count. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Company hires Eurosport chief for multibillion live sport push

“Facebook is poised to appoint a senior broadcasting executive to lead its multibillion-dollar drive to secure streaming rights for top-flight live sport” writes Mark Sweney for theguardian.com. The appointment of Eurosport’s chief executive, Peter Hutton, follows its global search for a head of live sport after being frustrated in a $600m (£433m) bid to secure streaming rights to Indian Premier League cricket matches. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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GE’s demise ‘heartbreaking,’ fast action needed: Fmr. GE executive Bob Nardelli

“GE shares have lost 44% over the past 12-months and are trading in the $17 range” writes Leia Klingel for foxbusiness.com. He added that even though GE would likely take a paper hit, in earnings per share, by selling assets, that Flannery should be selling non-cash generating assets such as idle factories and idle equipment as quickly as possible. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Congress Produces Drama While Mueller Produces Results

“The congressional panels are high drama, but low results, riven by procedural hurdles, partisan foodfights, and what appears to be interference from the White House” writes David A for theatlantic.com. The ability to invoke executive privilege in a grand jury proceeding is somewhat disputed.But the top Republican and Democrat on the committee said that instead Bannon had suggested that certain answers might infringe on executive privilege. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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Ben Stokes allowed to resume cricket career as ECB feared being sued for restraint of trade

“Ben Stokes has been allowed to resume his international career partly because the England & Wales Cricket Board feared being sued for restraint of trade if he remained on suspension indefinitely” writes Cricket News Correspondent for telegraph.co.uk. But the senior executive of Graves, Tom Harrison and Andrew Strauss were unanimous that he should be made available for selection, once they heard legal advice. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Curry says she wasn’t surprised by Lauer allegations

“Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry says she’s not surprised by the allegations that got former colleague Matt Lauer fired and that there was an atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment at the NBC show when she worked there” reports foxbusiness.com. Meanwhile, “Today” announced that Libby Leist is replacing Don Nash as executive producer for the first two hours of “Today.”. Nash has been with “Today” for 30 years and been executive producer of the first two hours since 2012. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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