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Netflix has pulled an episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” in Saudi Arabia after receiving a complaint from the country’s government, according to the Financial Times newspaper. The U.S. streaming service took down the episode, entitled “Saudi Arabia,” following a request from the country’s Communications and Information Technology Commission as it allegedly violated anti-cybercrime
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In recent years, Mediterranean and Asia Pacific flavors have become more mainstream, with diners indulging in the Hawaiian dish poke and falafel rice bowls at restaurants like Cava. However, in 2019 you’ll likely see more of a North African and Middle Eastern influence. Harissa, a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste, is already enticing diners in
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U.S. banks and regulators continue to struggle tracking and curbing money moved through international banks and companies that ultimately is used to fund the North Korean government, according to a report in the The Wall Street Journal. That’s because North Korea uses proxies with hidden government ties across the globe to facilitate moving those payments,
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Tesla has outmaneuvered the Securities and Exchange Commission by appointing Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board, management expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld told CNBC on Friday. The electric-car company made the appointments on Friday to comply with an SEC settlement. “The SEC has been had on this one,” said Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean at the
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The European Union is phasing out the use of palm oil in transport fuel, triggering criticism of trade protectionism and threats of retaliation from major producersIndonesia and Malaysia. The European move comes after years of activist campaigns about the vegetable oil associated with rampant deforestation and labor abuses, highlighting how consumer concerns about sustainability are
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Facebook reportedly killed a feature meant to expose its users to different perspectives over fears of being seen as having a liberal bias, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Sunday. Facebook’s most prominent conservative executive and global policy head Joel Kaplan reportedly pushed for the feature to be squashed, according to the Journal.
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Tumblr has long housed some of the most self-expressive, marginalized communities of the internet. The site welcomed LGTBQ and sex-positive bloggers, artists and creators, self-proclaimed nerds and those in need of support. Now, with a strict and poorly executed ban on adult content, Tumblr is alienating power users and pushing some to other sites. The
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A Santa Claus rally, which would begin on Monday, is a very specific event: the tendency for the market to rise in the last five trading days of the year and the first two of the new year, good for an average gain of 1.3% in the S&P since 1950, according to the Stock Trader’s
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Software that originated at Microsoft is seeing major adoption at Google, a top Microsoft executive said on Wednesday. The open-source Visual Studio Code application works on many operating systems. It’s a manifestation of the new Microsoft that’s less centered on Windows and more willing to work with other technologies, and rivals. “The majority of Google
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