April 5, 2016

Goldman Sachs-backed CompareAsiaGroup gets new CEO ahead of its second round of funding

CompareAsiaGroup CEO Sam Allen CompareAsiaGroup, a consumer finance startup backed by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, has appointed Sam Allen as its new chief executive officer. Allen previously worked at KKR, where he was a director on the private equity investment firm's portfolio operations team. Read More

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OVER THE TOP! Crazy Cat Lady Plans To Raise Her Cats As "Gender Neutral"

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Cruz Says Wis. Win 'Turning Point' in GOP Presidential Campaign

"The national political terrain began to change two weeks ago," Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz tells supporters in Milwaukee, citing his "landslide" win in March 22 Utah caucuses. Cruz says his victory in Wis. over frontrunner Donald Trump is continuing trend that will culminate in Cruz's nomination at GOP natl' convention in July Says tonight's win "a rally cry" for campaign Campaign already has raised more than $2m today: Cruz "Tonight is about unity, and tonight is about hope," Cr

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Wisconsin Dumps Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) was declared the winner of the Republican primary in Wisconsin Tuesday, dealing a setback to business mogul Donald Trump.

NBC News and Fox News called the race in favor of Cruz Tuesday night about a half hour after polls closed at 9 P.M. EST. Early returns showed Cruz leading with 52 percent, with Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich following behind with 31 percent and 14 percent, respectively.

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China Promised To Ban Coal And Iron Imports From North Korea

North Korea is deeply dependent upon this trade with China.

Via: The Daily Caller

Does Bill Clinton Love White Powder, More Than He Loves Black People?

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Sanders Wins Wisconsin Primary to Extend Streak, Slow Clinton

Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary, bolstering his bid to slow the front-runner's march toward the party nomination and extending a string of victories.

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Sanders Defeats Clinton in Wisconsin

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) was projected the winner of the Democratic primary in Wisconsin Tuesday.

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Hillary Clinton braces for loss in Wisconsin Democratic primary

Polls closed in Wisconsin at 9 p.m. Tuesday as Hillary Clinton braces for another primary loss to Sen. Bernard Sanders, who has vowed to take his fight for the Democratic presidential nomination all the way to the party convention in July.

The race remains too close to call, but Mr. ...

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Paul Ryan Is Not The Solution To The GOP's 2016 Woes

The House Speaker would only unite the party in disgust with the Republican establishment

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Why Facebook failed with Free Basics

Indian demonstrators of Free Software Movement Karnataka hold placards during a protest against Facebook's Free Basics initiative, in Bangalore on January 2, 2016. The group's demonstration was aimed at urging members of the public to say  Land grab! Net neutrality! Imperialism! There was a lot of justified outrage (and perhaps delight) when Mark Zuckerberg's dream of bringing the Internet to rural Indians came crashing down recently, fueled by the 11 million people who contacted the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in protest and 457 companies and more than 800 startups that signed letters vehemently opposing… Read More

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Final 5 Fatigue: Are the Candidates Off Their Game?

The Washington Post's Dan Balz discusses the state of the "Stop Trump" movement and the 2016 race heading into New York on "With All Due Respect."

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(Paul Mirengoff) It's 8:00 p.m. in the East, which means that polls in Wisconsin will close in an hour. Ted Cruz is expected to win the Republican primary and will be hoping for a victory decisive enough to capture all or nearly all of the 42 delegates up for grabs. However, an ARG poll taken just a few days ago had Trump leading Cruz by 10 points. This looks like an outlier

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Top Lawmaker: Maybe Cruz Doesn't Want Establishment Endorsements

'I don't think the voters particularly care about senator endorsements'

Via: The Daily Caller

Adidas wants to put these Zone fitness trackers on every kid in PE class

CHARGER-5 Everybody likes a good fitness tracker, but nobody is thinking about the children. The poor dears are being left out of the wearable revolution — looks like it's up to Adidas to put a gadget on every wrist and a smile on every PE teacher's face. Read More

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VIDEO: Bernie Praises Bread Lines And Communism

SANDERS: Bernie wants you in a bread line.

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Bernie Sanders Takes Heat For New York Daily News Interview

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss Bernie Sanders' tough interview with the editorial board of the New York Daily News on "With All Due Respect."

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Missouri Supreme Court rules for suits against gun dealers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously ruled a mother can sue a pawn shop for selling her mentally ill daughter a gun she used to fatally shoot her father.

Colby Sue Weathers shot and killed her father in 2012 on the day she bought ...

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Hillary Makes Pitch That Women Need Her…Or Else

Comes after Trump spends week faltering with women

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Collaborative Fund sets its eyes on consumer goods

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 12.17.34 PM Collaborative Fund is launching a new fund today. Called the Collab+Consumer fund, it's part of Collaborative Fund's third $70 million fund that's geared toward finding companies that make consumer goods — like food and clothing. To be sure, the space is heating up. There are emerging companies focused on single products and businesses, like coffee shops that… Read More

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How Can Trump and Clinton Minimize Defeat in Wisconsin?

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss what national front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton can do to offset potential disappointment in the Wisconsin primary.

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Terminally Ill Army Veteran Abandoned by VA Dies of Cancer

A decorated Army combat veteran who accused the Department of Veterans' Affairs of abandoning him in his battle against terminal cancer died last week.

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The Latest: Trump sparks more excitement, fear, than rivals

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Wisconsin head to the polls for the state's presidential primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time):

5:55 p.m.

A potential Donald Trump presidency inspires more excitement among Wisconsin's GOP primary voters than the other two remaining candidates - but also ...

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Cruz And Trump In Dead Heat Nationally In New Reuters/Ipsos Poll

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Texas Sen. barely topping fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for the first time since January. Reuters five day rolling poll shows Cruz barely within the margin of error with 39 percent of likely Republican voters nationally, while Trump has 37 percent. Trump's poll numbers dipped precipitously this week as Cruz's numbers […]

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Nvidia announces a supercomputer aimed at deep learning and AI

nvidia dgx The sophisticated neural networks underlying systems like Google's Deep Dream and all manner of interesting experiments require a great deal of computing power. Nvidia proposes to put all that horsepower in a single box, specially engineered to meet the needs of AI researchers. Read More

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Pfizer Takeover Looks Like Shire Sequel With New Rules

If the U.S. Treasury Department's newest tax proposal derails Pfizer Inc.'s $160 billion deal for Allergan Plc, it won't be the first time in recent history that the government has upended a record pharmaceutical acquisition with policies designed to block so-called tax inversions.

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Sen. Cotton responds to latest HUD overreach

(Paul Mirengoff) We've discussed how the Obama administration, through disparate impact theory, seeks to coerce employers into the assuming the risk of hiring criminals. It does so by arguing that African-Americans are overrepresented among ex-cons, and thus that excluding applicants based on criminal records has a disparate impact on this group. So far, to my knowledge, this approach has yielded little if any success in court. However, it may well be that

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House Ethics Committee to Continue Alan Grayson Investigation

The House Committee on Ethics announced on Tuesday that the investigation into Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) should continue.

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Fed set up fake university, arrest 21 in bogus visa case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The University of Northern New Jersey fielded no sports teams, held no graduation ceremonies and had no instructors, classes or degree programs. It did have a very attractive website that promised an "exceptional" education for foreign students wishing to study in the U.S.

The school was ...

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UVA's 'Jackie' Has To Testify In Rolling Stone Lawsuit

Up until now, the definition of "chutzpah" has been "A man who kills his parents, then throws himself at the mercy of the court because he's an orphan." But now we have a new definition. Tom Kludt, CNN Money: A Virginia judge has ruled that the woman at the center of Rolling Stone's discredited story […]

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How Donald Trump Says Mexico Will Pay for the Wall

Bloomberg's Megan Murphy reports on Donald Trump's Presidential campaign. Murphy speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Chuck Schumer Seeking Federal Investigation into iPhone-Shaped Gun

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D, N.Y.) has pressed for a federal investigation into a new handgun that is designed to look like an iPhone in an attempt to ban it from store shelves.

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Judge considers unsealing court file in CIA sex scandal case

WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge in the lawsuit against the government over leaks in the investigation that led to a former CIA director's resignation is giving the Justice Department until Friday to ask her to keep secret any court documents that were part of the case.

The files include transcripts ...

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Pay Heed To The 1860 Conventions — Or Face The Bitter Consequences

If history is to be our guide, the party should go with the person who has the greatest number of delegates.

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Reports: Hassan Apologizes for Touting Support of Teacher Who Committed Sexual Misconduct

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan apologized for touting the support of a teacher who her husband had forced to resign for sexual misconduct, according to reports.

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Anti-Trump Republican: 'There's No Illuminati In The Republican Party' [VIDEO]

Only 'delegates' matter

Via: The Daily Caller

The reality of AR/VR business models

bizvr There is nearly as much confusion as there is excitement about augmented and virtual reality. While VR could be big and AR could be bigger (and take longer), there are more questions than answers out there. I'll be doing a deep dive on one aspect of AR/VR every month. This month we're kicking off with business models. AR/VR hardware sales, e-commerce sales, ad spend and mobile… Read More

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