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Spain Is Now ‘Totalitarian,’ Says Catalan Vice President

Spain has made its plot to take over the region of Catalonia official. Madrid Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said that he will remove Catalonia’s President Carles Puigdemont, invoking a constitutional rule that Spain can take steps to stop any region which “acts in a way that is seriously prejudicial to …

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Multilateral lenders vow openness about their carbon footprints

THE World Bank gets a lot of flak. Developing countries clamour for a bigger role in its management. President Donald Trump’s administration lambasts it for lending too much to China. Last year employees openly griped about a crisis of leadership under their boss, Jim Yong Kim. Now the embattled institution …

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A rash of bankruptcies hits Chinese lenders backed by state firms

THE Communist Party dominates China’s economy and uses state-run companies, which it controls with an iron fist, to enforce its diktats. Or so the theory goes. Reality is messier: the party often struggles to monitor state-owned enterprises (SOEs), let alone to get them to toe its line. As it convenes …

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Workers are not switching jobs more often

EVERYBODY knows—or at least thinks he knows—that a millennial with one job must be after a new one. Today’s youngsters are thought to have little loyalty towards their employers and to be prone to “job-hop”. Millennials (ie, those born after about 1982) are indeed more likely to switch jobs than …

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Documents Show How Hard Ex-DA Bill Castor Worked To Help Bill Cosby Avoid Charges

As more and more women spoke out saying they, too, had been drugged and then sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, one question that remained unanswered was how the hell one of the most powerful men in Hollywood avoided prosecution until so very recently. An answer has begun to emerge, thanks …

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The 10 Best Deals of October 20, 2017

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Gizmodo Drone Video of Border Wall Prototypes Accidentally Shows How Worthless the Wall Would Be | T

Gizmodo Drone Video of Border Wall Prototypes Accidentally Shows How Worthless the Wall Would Be | The A.V. Club Action movies don’t come much more visceral, simple, or awesome than The Raid | Jalopnik Consumer Reports Fires Back At Tesla | Kotaku Rick and Morty’s Most Recent Season Didn’t Have Much To Say | …

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This Eternity Calvin Klein Ad Featuring Jake Gyllenhaal Is Understated and a Little Ominous

Jake Gyllenhaal’s appearance in the newest ad for Eternity, Calvin Klein’s perfume that makes me sneeze, is supposed to be sweet, but instead feels like the beginning of a terrible horror movie. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Georgia State Rep. Betty Price Wonders If We Could Maybe Just Quarantine People With HIV 

Welcome to Big Time Small-Time Dicks, a regular column on The Slot that explores local politicians, small-town scandals, and everything else making life miserable on a local level. Know a small-time person who is a big time dick we should feature? Email us. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Apple and AT&T Team Up to Improve Cellular Service in Puerto Rico With LTE Band 8 Activation

Apple and AT&T have been working together to improve cellular connectivity for iPhone users in Puerto Rico who have been largely without cellular service since Hurricane Maria hit a month ago. The two companies are enabling LTE Band 8, a provisional LTE band that’s been approved but not activated or …