The Oklahoma City Thunder faced the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night in a much-anticipated matchup between Russell Westbrook and his former teammate, Kevin Durant. But despite all the talent on the floor, even the great ones sometimes forget the most basic rules.
In the third quarter, Westbrook was mysteriously called for traveling. We say "mysteriously" because it was on an inbounds and even the camera was looking elsewhere.
But then we got the replay. It turns out that Westbrook jus
Growth in smartphone and social-media usage is setting the basis for all types of retail-marketing trends.
For example, devices and platforms are used as consumer touch points for retailers and measure the return on investment of social channels.
Beacons — in-store devices that wirelessly beam promotions to a consumer’s handheld device — are driving shopping interactions on smartphones. And affiliate marketing is taking on an increasingly important role within r
Thomson ReutersThe health of rural America is failing, and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without adequate replacement could prove disastrous.
A December, 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that for the first time in 20 years, life expectancy in the United States has declined, particularly in small cities and rural areas, where people are dying at much higher rates.
This shocking trend is driven in part by increasing mortality rates for white, worki
Murders increased significantly last year in the majority of American cities with a population over 250,000, according to preliminary data from police departments and news reports.
The bump comes one year after killings rose across the country at their fastest pace in 25 years, and is likely large enough again to drive up the national homicide rate when final tallies are released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In no place did the uptick feel more dramatic than in Chi
SAN FRANCISCO - You might have heard that Wall Street doesn't pay what it used to.
That's likely true, but according to a survey of over 1,000 banking employees by strategy consulting firm Quinlan & Associates, the number one of source of dissatisfaction isn't compensation. In fact, pay doesn't even rank second.
Instead, promotions (or the lack thereof) are more important to most of those working in finance. In total, 37% of respondents said they were extremely dissatisfied or dissatisfied with
Just because Generation Z, whose oldest members were born in the mid- to late 1990s, grew up not knowing a world without smartphones, the internet, and other digital devices, does not mean that they prefer online shopping to buying in physical stores, according to a new survey from IBM and the National Retail Federation.
In fact, the study showed that nearly all members of Generation Z -- which should include 2.6 billion people by 2020 if you count those born through 2020 as mem
Getty ImagesWhen comparing Europe and America, we frequently overlook differences that hide inside similarities.
There is no doubt that President-elect Donald Trump is surfing the same wave as European authoritarian nationalists like Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, France’s Marine Le Pen, Turkey’s Recep Erdoğan, Austria’s Norbert Hofer or Poland’s Jarosław Kaczyński.
The parallels are many. Yet, during this apparent moment of politic...
When it was revealed in September that Wells Fargo employees were opening fake checking and credit card accounts for customers, it soon became clear that the bank's incentive structure for branch workers was to blame.
It's now in the process of fixing this, taking a major step last week by rolling out a new compensation program for its branches.
"This has been a top priority over the past few months and it is a significant step in reinforcing to our retail banking team member
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, California. Her speech was titled ‘The Goals of Monetary Policy and How We Pursue Them.’ While the background on what the Fed’s role is, the reality is that investors, economists, job seekers, consumers and borrowers alike all … … Continue reading →
AFPVienna (AFP) - Austria aims to tighten border controls, in particular on its frontier with Slovakia following a rise in migrants trying to enter the country, the defence minister was quoted as saying Wednesday.
"I am noticing a trend here that the smugglers are now using Slovakia," the Kurier daily cited Hans-Peter Doskozil as saying in its online edition.
He said that 299 migrants have been intercepted so far this year in Lower Austria state bordering Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters The cash in our pockets is under attack. We must defend it. Paper currency may have its flaws, but it is one of our last protections against overbearing and untrustworthy governments.
The most spectacular campaign against cash to date has been mounted in India, where in November Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the cancellation of the country’s ubiquitous 500 rupee (HK$56) and 1,000 rupee banknotes.
The demonetisation was woefully mishandled, and the damage i
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SAN FRANCISCO —It's a chart that should have every manager on Wall Street worried.
According to a survey of over 1,000 banking employees by strategy consulting firm Quinlan & Associates, more than a third (34%) of finance employees are planning to leave their current role in the next two years.
A further 37% are undecided, with only 29% committed to staying at their current employer.
The survey is part of a 107-page report into a "talent crisis" in the banking indust
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the biggest critics of Russia's election-related cyberattacks during the 2016 presidential election conceded that Donald Trump will be the next US president.
"What Russia did in our election did not change the outcome. Donald Trump's the legitimate president," Graham said in an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night.
The South Carolina senator weeks ago said Russia should suffer "crippling sanctions" because of its election-related cy
ReutersChina is preparing to retaliate if US president-elect Donald Trump launches a trade war, a key US business lobby group warned on Wednesday.
“To our knowledge, China is already preparing measures in the event of actions by the new administration ... should [they] impose restrictions on trade and investment with respect to China,” Lester Ross, head of the American Chamber of Commerce in China’s policy committee, said.
Ross also said new anti-dumping investigations by
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sonny Perdue, a farmer's son who built businesses in grain trading and trucking before becoming the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Agriculture Department, The Associated Press has learned.
Trump intends to nominate Perdue, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly about it. Agriculture secretary is the only Cabinet post for which Trump, who will be
YouTubeGood morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.
1. Fox rejected a construction company's Super Bowl ad because it was too political. The ad, which likely cost the company $15 million, showed a "wall" blocking people in the US from looking for work.
2. Rubicon Project is shutting down the division associated with its $122 million Chango acquisition. It is closing its "intent marketing" business and migrating customers to rival firm IgnitionOne. Rubico
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) reported its fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $0.15 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.48 billion in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.14 in EPS and $2.47 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.10 in EPS and $1.82 billion in revenue. … Continue reading →
Manish Swarup/AP PhotoAfter a few timid signs of warming, Sino-Indian relations seem to be headed for the freezer.
While Beijing refuses to take Indian security concerns seriously, New Delhi may have decided to take the Chinese challenge head-on.
To complicate matters for India, its erstwhile ally Russia, which has become a close friend of China, is showing interest in establishing closer ties with Pakistan.
The latest move that clenches teeth in India is China refusing to lift a hold on Pakista
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In a persistent drizzle on 17 January, a group of protesters swathed in green ponchos unfurled tarps and sleeping bags on the sidewalk in front of Goldman Sachs’ high-rise building on the West Side highway in New York City.
A few of them wore handmade swamp creature masks; others bore signs with the swamp creatures on them. A light-board sign declared the bank “Government Sachs”.
The protest was the beginning of a multi-day camp-out aiming to...
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The Energy Department appeared to confound former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
According to a report from The New York Times published on Wednesday, when President-elect Donald Trump tapped Perry as energy secretary, he had a completely different idea about what the job entailed.
Perry was under the impression that he would be taking on an ambassador role for the US oil and gas industry when, in fact, a majority of the job involves overseeing the country's nuclear weapon
It is no secret that retail shoppers want a good deal when they are shopping. Whether that deal comes from online or it comes from the deep value and clearance stores seems not to matter. … Continue reading →
A year ago, Joe Biden took over an initiative to find a cure for cancer. One year later, where does the program stand? Greg Simon, the executive director of the Cancer Moonshot, sat down with CBS News to talk about the program's progress.
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Last year was yet another record-breaker for global car sales.
According to a report from Macquarie Bank, 88.1 million million cars and light commercial vehicles were sold worldwide in 2016, up 4.8% from a year earlier.
That was the fastest annual rate of growth since 2013.
The chart below from Macquarie shows the clear recovery in sales following the global financial crisis in 2008/09.
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Unsurprisingly, the strong global growth was fueled
Dentsu, Japan's largest advertising company, has announced Toshihiro Yamamoto will become its new chief executive, replacing Tadashi Ishii who resigned in December after one of the firm's young employees committed suicide after working excessive hours.
Yamamoto is currently a senior vice president at Dentsu and has been at the company since 1981. He will move into his new role on January 23.
He takes on leadership of a company that his been plagued with issues over the past year.
Thomson ReutersFRANKFURT (Reuters) - With euro zone growth and inflation slowly picking up pace, the European Central Bank is set to argue on Thursday that its extra-easy policy stance is still needed to keep the recovery on course.
It is all but certain to leave current monetary policy in place and maintain a promise for lengthy stimulus, having extended its bond-buying program just last month.
ECB President Mario Draghi can argue the bank has done its part to mend growth, but he will also note
Kinder Morgan posts Q4 profit, but misses estimates on earnings and revenues. Decline in distributable cash flow continues through 2017, and investors are pulling out in after-hours trading. … Continue reading →
REUTERS/David GraySYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Miner BHP Billiton, its partner Vale SA, and their jointly owned Samarco unit said on Thursday they have set a June 30 deadline to settle billions of dollars in compensation claims stemming from an iron ore mine disaster in Brazil in 2015.
The aim is to consolidate and settle separate claims, including a $47.5 billion civil claim brought by Brazil's federal prosecutors last year, the companies said.
Under the agreement, BHP Billiton, Vale, and Samar
APAs President Barack Obama reflects on his time in office, he has a way of acknowledging his waning time in the position: A joke about his graying hair.
"Right now, we are waging war under authorities provided by Congress over 15 years ago — 15 years ago," he said during a speech reflecting on his administration's counterterrorism strategy.
"I had no gray hair 15 years ago."
Indeed, despite his close-cut hairstyle, it’s impossible not to notice the trademark presidential graying, as
REUTERS/Henry RomeroMEXICO CITY (AP) — Donald Trump's assumption of the U.S. presidency couldn't come at a worse time for Mexico.
Drug violence here is again on the upswing, the government has struggled to combat widespread corruption and nationwide protests have erupted after gasoline prices spiked this month amid the country's falling oil production and inability to produce all its own fuel.
Even before his swearing-in, Trump has already hurt the country's economy by pressuring automaker
The CEOs of the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and New York-Presbyterian Hospital sat down with CBS News at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. They offered their thoughts on how healthcare may change in the incoming Trump administration.
GettyNetflix says it’ll be fine if the FCC’s current net neutrality laws are rolled back under the incoming Trump administration, as is expected.
As part of its latest quarterly earnings report, Netflix took time to assuage any shareholder fears over its fate in a deregulated telecoms environment.
“Weakening of US net neutrality laws, should that occur, is unlikely to materially affect our domestic margins or service quality because we are now popular enough with consumers to k
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* What's it like as a lawyer at the Consumer Electronics Show? [Abacus Next]
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REUTERS/Shannon StapletonWhen Andrew Bergman found out that Donald Trump might strip NASA’s earth science division of funding and appoint a climate change denier to run the EPA, he started to worry about data.
Bergman, a PhD student in applied physics at Harvard, knows firsthand how much research is conducted by government scientists at agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). And he understands how heavily scientists
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Living a completely mobile lifestyle opens up the opportunity to travel the world and see sights you might have never imagined, but for as good as it sounds, it can be tricky to maneuver.
Professional travel photographers, Elia and Naomi Locardi—whose work has appeared in publications like National Geographic and CNET—have been living a nomadic lifestyle since March of 2012 and simultaneously learning just what it takes to make the dream possible.
This business won the Best of Las Vegas, 2015 for Non-Hotel Spa, and was a 2016 Bronze winner for ALL Las Vegas spas! The adjusted cashflow increased by over 20K in 2016 to $101,361 and the Sellers will consider a carryback note! It
NASA, in dealing with Russia's monopoly on human spaceflight, is hoping Boeing can help — that is, by buying tickets the company owns for rides aboard Russian rockets.
When NASA retired its last space shuttle in July 2011, it expected commercial carriers like SpaceX and Boeing to launch its astronauts into space by 2015.
But both companies hit snags with the development of their rockets and spaceships, causing the first planned launches to slip to 2018, according to a Sept
President Barack Obama defended his decision to commute Chelsea Manning's remaining prison sentence during his final press conference from the White House on Wednesday.
Manning, a transgender woman, was convicted in 2013 of violating the Espionage Act after she leaked documents detailing US diplomatic and military activities to WikiLeaks in 2010. Manning had been serving as an army intelligence officer in Iraq at the time. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison, but is due to be rel
Screenshot / YouTubeThe digital ad space is murky, and it's becoming increasingly clear that users aren't seeing as many ads thanks to ad-blocking technology.
And even when they do see ads, more than 60% of users say they find them annoying and intrusive.
Furthermore, people have been shifting to mobile as their primary media consumption device in the last three years, while ad spend lagged. In short, the industry is reactive rather than proactive. As a result, U.S. digital ad revenue has become
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If you told yourself you were going to wait to buy a new winter jacket until you were sure it was needed, chances are you still have put off that purchase.
If that’s the case, you may find yourself ill-prepared when the worst of this winter's weather decides to rear its ugly head.
With this in mind, we put together a list of our fa
Thomson ReutersFox News dominated the airwaves during the 2016 election season, serving as the main source of news for more people than any other media outlet, a new survey showed on Wednesday.
The survey, conducted by Pew Research Center, found that 19% of Americans who were surveyed considered Fox News their "main source" of news during the election. CNN came in second, with 13% of respondents calling it their main source.
However, the numbers for Fox News swing drastically when broken down by
Thomson ReutersUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to "be great again" by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pledge to improve ties with the Kremlin and open admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin has put Ukraine, whose Crimea region was annexed by Russia in 2014, under the spotlight.
Poroshenko played down speculation tha
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In its annual report, the 2016 Tall Building Year in Review, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced that 2016 saw the completion of a record 128 buildings 655 feet or higher.
This number surpasses the previous record of 114 completions set in 2015. Eighteen of these buildings became the tallest in their city, country, or region, and ten earned the designation of supertall, at 965 feet and above.
The majority of these buildings — 107
Atef Hassan/ReutersThe world needs to invest US$25 trillion in new oil-producing capacity over the next 25 years to meet growing demand, Saudi Aramco’s chief executive Amin Nasser said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday.
According to the CEO of Saudi Arabia’s giant state-held oil company, global demand for oil and gas will still grow in the coming decades, so if capital investment drops, it could create “spikes” in prices and hurt the global economy, CNBC rep
Over the past two years, American shale oil producers have suffered. The low price environment destroyed returns, bankrupted weak companies, and abruptly halted the Shale revolution; geographically, most of shale production shriveled to a mere handful of counties. With lower oil prices, the exuberance of 2012- 2014 was finally reigned in. The price downturn taught producers to be more disciplined, forcing them to be smarter about geology, asset choice, technological efficiencies and capital dep
"Super Mario Run," the world-famous plumber's first-ever smartphone game, came to the iPhone first, with Android users still waiting their turn.
But "Fire Emblem Heroes," Nintendo's long-promised and just-announced tactical role-playing game, will be coming first to Android on February 2, with iPhone and iPad versions following soon after. You can "pre-register" for the game at the Google Play app store now.
Like "Super Mario Run," you'll be able to download the game for free. Unlike that game
Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The new releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of digital activity associated with each one over the past week.Among the new releases, Wix.com shows off its customizable online templates; S
Last September, Snapchat employees read a report about a leaked commercial touting a new product -- a pair of glasses for shooting videos. They felt emboldened to ask their bosses: Are these Spectacles glasses really from us? It seemed plausible. Paparazzi had photographed Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel wearing similar frames months earlier.But after the inquiries, employees got an email, clamping down on the chatter, according to people familiar with the matter. You may have seen reports
More than 90 law school deans have asked their accreditor to halt new standards that would hold schools accountable for very low bar passage rates. Last October, the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar approved two new standards to stop exploitative admissions and retention practices. At a time […]
REUTERS/Kevin LamarquePresident Barack Obama said accusations of widespread voter fraud amounted to "fake news" during the last press conference of his administration on Wednesday.
"This whole notion of voting fraud, this is something that has constantly been disproved," Obama said. "This is fake news."
Conservative outlets like Fox News and Breitbart pushed claims of voter fraud during the 2016 election, and some of President-elect Donald Trump's supporters suggested that undocumented immigrant
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If you've resolved to better yourself this year, but have yet to decide how exactly you'll go about it, we recommend enrolling in an online course or two.
Skillshare has courses on virtually every topic and is an excellent resource for those looking to learn a new skill. Whether you want to write better cover letters, learn to code, or b
After years of waiting, Nintendo finally has a new video game console on the way: the Nintendo Switch.
It's a hybrid console: You can play it at home on your living-room television, or you can take it on the go. Here are the basics:
It's called Nintendo Switch.
It's scheduled to launch on March 3, 2017.
It starts at $299.
Nintendo has a gaggle of games starring its most popular characters in the works.
There's of course much more to the Switch than that.
For instance, one major Ninte
The AviationistFour Su-24Ms, four Su-25s and one Su-34 bomber of the Russian Air Force along with four F-16 and four F-4 jets belonging to the Turkish Air Force have carried out their first joint strike in Syria on January 18.
This was an interesting mix of aircraft for a quite rare COMAO (Combined Air Operation) made of platforms able to perform CAS (Close Air Support), BAI (Battlefield Air Interdiction), S/DEAD (Suppression/Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses) and Strike as well as Air Superiori
REUTERS/Rafael MarchanteKey Points
The bull market in the U.S. dollar looks set to extend into 2017 thanks to higher interest rates, increased government spending and potential changes in trade policy.
Look for pullbacks and volatility. The dollar bull market may be in its late stages, but we believe it remains intact.
We continue to favor underweighting international developed market bonds, and the buildup in emerging market corporate debt raises the risks of investing in emerging market bonds