That Time Michael Caine Got Pooped On By Bees Filming A Movie

Since Michael Caine has almost 200 acting credits, there’s bound to be a few duds. The distinguished 85-year-old actor recently reflected on the one role he might tell his younger self to pass on if he could: it was the 1978 disaster flick The Swarm. He just couldn’t get along with his bee costars. Here’s […]

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Sri Lanka opt to bat in day-night Test; Richardson, Patterson handed debuts

Toss Sri Lanka chose to bat v Australia Sri Lanka have won the toss and chosen to bat in the day-night Test, despite the green tinge in evidence on the Gabba surface. Conditions are expected to be seam friendly in the first session, but captain Dinesh Chandimal perhaps expects his top order to be able […]

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Furloughed federal workers are working as Uber drivers, CEO says

Furloughed federal workers are turning to Uber during the shutdown for bridge income, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Wednesday. “We love it when new driver partners join the platform, but this is most definitely not how we want new driver partners to join the platform,” Khosrowshahi told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” from the World Economic Forum […]

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Inconsistent earnings data is a concern: Credit Suisse top strategist

Credit Suisse’s top strategist told CNBC on Wednesday the one thing that he is most concerned about as markets stage a comeback. “There’s total inconsistency in the underlying earnings data,” Jonathan Golub, chief equity strategist, said on “Fast Money.” About 14 percent of S&P 500 companies have reported fourth-quarter results thus far. Nearly three in […]

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Chinese tourists are spending less on shopping, survey finds

Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images A group of Chinese tourists stand with shopping bags at the Canal City Hakata commercial complex in Fukuoka, Japan, on Friday, July 24, 2015. Four million Chinese tourists are expected to head to Japan this year. Chinese tourists are starting to spend more on experiences rather than on […]

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Amazon Great Indian Sale: Best Deals Still Available on the Last Day

Amazon Great Indian Sale has entered its last day today. The sale kicked off on January 19 exclusively for Prime members and then opened up to everyone on January 20. In case you missed out, Amazon’s first big sale of the year still has some great deals on mobile phones, wireless headphones, LED TVs, external […]

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UnitedHealth sues ex-executive for taking trade secrets to Amazon health venture

Health care giant UnitedHealth Group is suing one of its former executives for stealing trade secrets and taking them to a firm they consider a direct competitor — Amazon’s new health venture with Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase. United’s Optum unit is suing former information technology executive David Smith for breach of contract in […]

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Health insurance becomes collateral damage for workers in shutdown

Government employees are guaranteed coverage throughout shutdowns, but new hires or those who recently made changes to their plan could find themselves caught in the bureaucratic slowdown. And if the gridlock persists, unpaid federal workers could be billed directly for their share of health-care costs, which are normally subtracted from their paychecks. If they can’t […]

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‘Shot on iPhone Challenge’ Begins, With Apple to Feature 10 Winning Photos

Apple has kicked off its iPhone photo competition, asking users to submit the most stunning images captured on their iPhone handsets.  From January 22 to February 7, Apple is looking for outstanding photographs for its ‘Shot on iPhone Challenge’. A panel of judges will review worldwide submissions and select 10 winning photos, to be announced […]

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Sandra Bullock Has Found Her Next Netflix Movie Post-Bird Box

Sandra Bullock has had an accomplished acting career for several decades now, but within the last month, her latest movie, Bird Box, has garnered a unique kind of attention. The Netflix original movie set a new record for the streaming platform and is still collecting an incredible amount of views, not to mention that the […]

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Australia labor data, global economy, currencies in focus

Asia stocks traded cautiously on Thursday morning amid uncertainty over the outlook for the global economy and the ongoing U.S.-China trade fight. Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.17 percent in morning trade while the Topix index recovered from earlier losses to gain fractionally. Over in South Korea, on however, the Kospi rose more than 0.45 percent […]

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LG’s MWC 2019 Event Invite Hints at Phones With Gesture Controls

Photo Credit: LG LG is said to be announcing its next flagship LG G8 at the event LG on Wednesday sent out the invites for its Mobile World Congress (MWC) event, scheduled for February 24 in Barcelona, in the form of a video. The invite itself doesn’t explicitly state anything apart from the event date, […]

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Google to Retire Classic Hangouts for G Suite Customers From October 2019

Google has announced a timeline for consolidating its Hangouts service on G Suite Google announced, back in March 2017, that it would redevelop Hangouts, its instant messaging client for various devices, to be more enterprise focused. However, at the time, Google didn’t indicate any timeline or key details on how and when it would make […]

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