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Boris Johnson had a disastrous day campaigning less than 3 days out from the UK’s historic election

“All in all, it was a disastrous day for Johnson’s campaign, which was played out in full on the evening news bulletins” writes Thomas Colson for businessinsider.com. LONDON — Boris Johnson’s tightly-controlled election campaign went spectacularly wrong on Monday giving the opposition Labour party hope that they can still prevent him from winning the landslide majority some forecasters predict. And with 48 hours to go until voters head to the polls, the election is still far from decided. Source: businessinsider.com

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This NYSE-Listed Crypto Company Bucked the Disastrous 2019 IPO Trend

“For now, Silvergate remains a rare high-performing anomaly in both the traditional IPO market and the cryptocurrency market” writes Ben Brown for ccn.com. Not only has Silvergate bucked the IPO trend, the stock has outperformed the cryptocurrency market itself.That’s no easy feat considering the cryptocurrency market itself has taken a nosedive in the same period.It’s clients include most of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, including Gemini and Circle as well as investment firms like Polychain Capital.While Silvergate has bucked the IPO and crypto trends in the last month, it’s still a…

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Trump’s ‘tough guy’ foreign policy is going to end in disaster

“While this is hardly an era of great men, it is a time ripe with tough guys pushing tough-guy foreign policy” writes Opinion Contributor for businessinsider.com. Tough-guy foreign policy is appealing to ego, but an ego can easily be bruised, and the consequences can be a nuclear arms race.The shaky nature of tough-guy foreign policy is why the talks between the US and North Korea could go off the rails so easily.But tough-guy foreign policy works only to a point.To a point, tough-guy foreign policy has its merits. Source: businessinsider.com

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California: Trump plan to take back rail money ‘disastrous’

“Congress and the Obama administration allocated the money almost a decade ago for California to build a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco” reports thebusinessjournal.com. California must meet certain construction and environmental review deadlines by 2022 as part of its agreement with the federal government. Source: thebusinessjournal.com

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Apple releases fix for disastrous group FaceTime bug

“It mitigates what the company describes as a “logic issue [that] existed in the handling of Group FaceTime calls.”” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. That so-called logic issue, discovered by a teenager in mid-January, burst into the public eye on Jan. 28 and forced Apple to disable the group FaceTime service altogether (it has now been turned back on). Source: mashable.com

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The Fed Must Repeal Its Disastrous Rate Increases

“And rock bottom unemployment rates extend to all demographics, with black, Hispanic, and female rates all at historic lows” reports realclearpolitics.com. At a time of strong growth, wage gains, and record low unemployment, Fed policies have created one of the most dangerous deflation cycles in decades.The job of the Fed is to keep prices stable, yet this year prices of all commodities are down 12 percent — with most of that decline following the two disastrous rate increases, first in September and then another one a week before Christmas. Source: realclearpolitics.com

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Vivendi says TIM’s performance since Elliott took over ‘disastrous’

“TIM’s share price has lost 35 percent since Elliott took control in May, while the fund had promised to double it within two years, Vivendi said in a statement” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. PARIS (Reuters) – French media conglomerate Vivendi said on Wednesday the management of Telecom Italia (TIM) had been “disastrous” since activist fund Elliott had seized control of the Italian firm’s board.Vivendi, TIM’s largest shareholder with a 24 percent stake, said, however, it remained convinced that the company had strong potential. Source: 95kqds.com

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Fitness app revealed ‘potentially disastrous’ info about US troops: Report

“U.S. service members have again been put at risk by a GPS-enabled fitness app that published a trove of mapping data and personal information on troops, according to a report” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “We are aware of the potential impacts of devices that collect and report personal and locational data,” Harris said.”Recent data releases emphasize the need for situational awareness when members of the military share personal information.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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