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The financial markets are not the whole economy

DONALD TRUMP is fond of pointing out that the stockmarket has reached many record highs under his presidency. It is a capricious measure to boast about, and one that may not fully reflect the concerns of those who voted for him and probably care more about real wage growth. A …

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10-year-old Girl With Cerebral Palsy Faces Deportation in Texas 

The travesty that is US immigration and border enforcement, plus its White House enablers, is unremitting. On Wednesday, The Guardian reported that Rosamaria Hernandez, a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is at serious risk of deportation. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Second Woman: George H.W. Bush Groped Me

Earlier this week, actress Heather Lind said in a now-deleted Instagram post that former president George H.W. Bush had sexually assaulted her. “He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side,” she wrote. “He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the …

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Record Number of Transgender Actors Cast in New Ryan Murphy Series Pose

A new Ryan Murphy show has made history in its casting of five transgender actors as series regulars, a record for scripted TV. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Emma Stone Is Latest Celeb to Reportedly Be Dating an SNL Employee

Emma Stone is the latest extremely famous celebrity to be (rumored to be) dating someone who works at Saturday Night Live. In this case, Page Six reports that the object of Stone’s affections is writer and segment director Dave McCary. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Poll: 51 Percent of Democrats Have a Favorable View of George W. Bush 

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Cochlear Launches New Made for iPhone Hearing Implant in Partnership With Apple

As was announced back in July, Apple partnered with Australian company Cochlear to develop the Nucleus 7, the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant, which is able to stream audio from a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch directly to a surgically embedded sound processor. Cochlear’s new Nucleus 7 Sound …

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Leaked watchOS 4.1 GM Release Notes Confirm Apple Music Streaming, GymKit Support

Release notes for the watchOS 4.1 golden master were leaked this afternoon by developer Guilherme Rambo, confirming all of the bug fixes and feature updates that we can expect to see in the new watchOS software. Much of what’s listed in the release notes was already known because the features …

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How to Pre-Order the iPhone X as Quickly as Possible With Apple Store App

iPhone X pre-orders begin this Friday, October 27 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on a first come, first served basis, and customers that want any chance of receiving the smartphone on launch day will need a combination of speed and luck. The quickest way to pre-order the iPhone X is …

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Verizon to Lift Video Streaming Restrictions for Unlimited Plans With Extra $10/Month Payment

Verizon in August limited video quality on all of its unlimited data plans to a maximum of 720p on smartphones, but starting in November, the carrier is allowing customers to pay an additional $10 per month for higher-quality video streaming, reports CNET. With $10/month payment per line, Verizon customers can …