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Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he stands by Mike Pompeo’s designation that China committed genocide against the Uighurs

Summary List Placement Antony Blinken, President Joe Biden’s newly-confirmed secretary of state, said Wednesday that he stands by his Republican predecessor’s designation of China as committing genocide against the Uighur Muslims. In his most extreme rebuke of Beijing as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo said on January 19 that “we are witnessing the systematic attempt […]

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Word Game: Jan. 28, 2021

TODAY’S WORD — QUAGMIRE (QUAGMIRE: KWAG-mire: Land with a soft, muddy surface.) Average mark 20 words Time limit 30 minutes Can you find 27 or more words in QUAGMIRE? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — DUCTILE deli dice diel diet dilute duct duel duet dulcet utile cite clue cued cult cute telic tide tied […]

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Bridge: Jan. 28, 2021

A good defender takes all the tricks that are there. A great defender takes some that aren’t there. He creates problems for declarer. Test your creativity. Cover today’s South and East cards and defend as West. When you lead the king of spades against 3NT, East plays the deuce, declarer the eight. South surely held […]

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Value investor Adam Mead shares 7 key insights into Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway after writing its complete financial history

Summary List Placement Adam Mead devoured more than 10,000 pages of annual reports, regulatory filings, meeting transcripts, and other research material to assemble “The Complete Financial History of Berkshire Hathaway.” In his upcoming 770-page tome, the value investor chronicles how Warren Buffett transformed Berkshire Hathaway from a failing textile mill into one of the world’s […]

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You can now buy $150 coronavirus tests from vending machines in Oakland airport. It’s the first US airport with the machines, which are also rolling out in other cities.

Summary List Placement Oakland International announced Wednesday that it’s the first airport in the US to sell COVID-19 test kits in vending machines. Passengers can buy the coronavirus test kits, made by digital health firm Wellness 4 Humanity, in both airport terminals via contactless kiosks, which are designed by software company Swyft. The saliva tests […]

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The untold story of Blackstone’s Jon Gray — Reddit trading frenzy continues — Meet star Goldman banker Kim Posnett

Summary List Placement Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I’m Dan DeFrancesco, and here’s what’s on the agenda today: Come for the power plays, stay for the squash matches with Bill Ackman. Here’s our definitive story on the rise of Blackstone’s Jon Gray. Retail traders keep pushing stocks — specifically GameStop — to astronomical […]

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Mark Zuckerberg said Apple is becoming Facebook’s biggest competitor. He also accused Apple of misleading users on privacy and abusing its dominance.

Summary List Placement Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg attacked Apple during Facebook’s quarterly earnings call on Wednesday. Zuckerberg talked up Facebook’s suite of messaging apps, lauding their privacy practices. He then segued into criticizing Apple, saying it makes “misleading” privacy promises to consumers while offering a messaging service, iMessage, that has less privacy than Facebook-owned WhatsApp. […]

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‘Big Short’ investor Michael Burry says Tesla isn’t GameStop — and Wall Street Bets shouldn’t be taken down

Summary List Placement “The Big Short” investor Michael Burry drew a line between Tesla and GameStop on Wednesday. Burry, who is shorting the automaker, flagged its reliance on regulatory credits in a now-deleted tweet. The Scion Asset Management boss said shutting down Wall Street Bets would be wrong, and called for short-selling reforms. Visit Business […]

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‘Big Short’ investor Michael Burry says Tesla isn’t GameStop — and Wall Street Bets shouldn’t be taken down

Summary List Placement “The Big Short” investor Michael Burry drew a line between Tesla and GameStop on Wednesday. Burry, who is shorting the automaker, flagged its reliance on regulatory credits in a now-deleted tweet. The Scion Asset Management boss said shutting down Wall Street Bets would be wrong, and called for short-selling reforms. Visit Business […]