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League and union ‘working on a resolution’ to anthem issue

“(Reuters) – The NFL and the union representing its players are working on a resolution to the league’s national anthem policy, the two sides said in a joint statement on Thursday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue,” the two sides said in a statement.”In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy.”. “Our shared focus will…

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Blackstone’s Gray says this is the biggest mistake investors can make amid trade-war worries

“Gray said Wall Street investors should instead focus on the economy’s strength” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. “Waiting for an all-clear [on the trade issue] is a mistake,” he said at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha conference.Jonathan Gray, the president of alternative investment manager Blackstone Group L.P. BX, +1.37% on Wednesday encouraged investors to look beyond the short-term volatility that has at times rattled markets amid heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and its major trading partners. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Performance implications of default struct equality in C#

“After a very quick look at the code it was clear what was the problem: We used a tuple that contained a custom struct with default equality implementation” reports microsoft.com. A more appropriate approach is to warn a developer when “inappropriate” struct with default equality members (defined in the app or in a third-party library) is stored in a hash set.And, as you may imagine, this will cause a drastic performance impact if these instances are stored in a hash set or a hash table. Source: microsoft.com Share This:

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It’s depressingly clear that Trump is unwilling to get tough on Russia

“But the U.S. can carry on such communication without turning a blind eye to the extraordinarily serious issue of Russian interference in democratic elections here and elsewhere around the world” writes The Times Editorial for latimes.com. But there is no substitute for presidential leadership on this issue. Trump made it depressingly clear on Monday that he is incapable of providing it. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboard features a silicone strip to make it quieter

“To sum up on what we’re talking about here is what iFixit’s Sam Lionheart calls Apple’s “silent scheme to fix their keyboard reliability issues”” reports firstpost.com. It took Apple years to admit that its “butterfly switches” were defective and subsequently launch an extended repair program to try and contain the issue. Source: firstpost.com Share This:

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Indictment of Russian officers puts pressure on Trump at Putin summit

“GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) – If U.S. President Donald Trump was inclined to be tentative when raising election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking in 2016 has made that approach a much harder sell” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and national security adviser John Bolton, at least prior to joining the White House, have both been more critical of Moscow than the president they serve. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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U.K. Prosecutors Issue Arrest Warrant for Mining CEO

“Sobotka is chief executive of Eurasian Resources Group SARL, which is the parent company of ENRC Ltd” writes Henry Cutter for wsj.com. U.K. authorities issued a warrant for the arrest of Benedikt Sobotka, chief executive of the parent company of Eurasian Natural Resources Corp., after he failed to appear for questioning in an ongoing corruption investigation. Source: wsj.com Share This:

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Senate GOP plots next steps to thwart Trump’s trade war

“Wednesday’s nonbinding vote in the Senate passed with overwhelming support in what many described as a sharp message to the president against his trade war” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Senate Republicans are exploring possible next steps to curb President Trump’s authority to impose tariffs for national security reasons without congressional approval, a day after a nonbinding vote and increasing fears that Trump has already sparked a dangerous trade war.The No. 2 Senate Republican, however, admitted that a binding vote on the issue would earn fewer votes than the nonbinding resolution Sen.John Cornyn,…

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Democrats Focus Court Messaging on Health Care

“There are many issues out there … but at the top of the list is health care, health care.”” reports realclearpolitics.com. “We Democrats believe the number one issue in America is health care and the ability for people to get good health care at prices they can afford.For his part, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed the Democrats’ health care strategy simply as politics.She noted that she had written to the Justice Department in protest of its decision not to defend the health care law against court challenges.”The Supreme Court…

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