Meta And Amazon Set Lobby Spending Record In 2021

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Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Amazon Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) have set a record in the amount of money they spent on Washington lobbying last year. The revelation comes after the same companies had set another record in 2020 while trying to influence big tech regulation. Q4 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Lobbying ExpensesAccording to MarketWatch, both Meta – parent company of Facebook – and Amazon spent a record $20.1 million and $20.3 million on lobbying, respectively, in 2021. The amounts are slightly higher than the previous year, which was also a record in itself. “Amazon and… Read More “Meta And Amazon Set Lobby Spending Record In 2021”

5 big things we must do to improve N.J.’s COVID-encumbered schools in 2022 | Opinion

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NJ.com

By Rebecca L. Watts and Mark David Milliron Over the last two years, educators in New Jersey have been challenged by pandemic-driven logistical burdens, budgetary ups and downs, dramatic teacher shortages, and divisive rhetoric. That’s on top of the ever-present threat of COVID-19 and the uncertainty that comes with localized outbreaks. Given the rising importance of education as a pathway to economic and social possibility, it is not enough to simply pine for a return to normal. As we enter a new year, here are five resolutions for educators and policymakers to consider. Improve Digital Learn… Read More “5 big things we must do to improve N.J.’s COVID-encumbered schools in 2022 | Opinion”

Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2022 College Football Season

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Athlon Sports

By Steven Lassan An early breakdown of the 10 best games for Week 1 of the 2022 college football season. The start of college football’s 2022 season is still months away, but it’s never too early to flip the calendar to next fall and start thinking about the games on tap. Luckily for college football fans, the 2022 calendar is loaded with interesting matchups in Week 1. Notre Dame at Ohio State ranks as the top game on the opening Saturday of action, while Oregon-Georgia, Florida State-LSU and Utah-Florida also bring a significant amount of intrigue in early September. The next few months are … Read More “Early Ranking of the 10 Best Games of Week 1 of the 2022 College Football Season”

Bond yields tumble as Netflix fuels stock market sell-off

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By Herbert Lash and Tommy Wilkes NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) -Risk aversion dominated markets on Friday as stocks slumped on Wall Street and in Europe, oil prices fell from seven-year highs earlier in the week and bond prices surged with traders scurrying for the relative safety of government debt. Poor subscriber growth reported late Thursday at Netflix Inc sent its shares plunging 21.8% and cast a pall over a market already shaken by concerns the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy too aggressively to fight inflation. Investors are waiting for details from the Fed’s policy meeting nex… Read More “Bond yields tumble as Netflix fuels stock market sell-off”

Bond yields tumble as Netflix fuels stock market sell-off

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By Herbert Lash and Tommy Wilkes NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) -Risk aversion dominated markets on Friday as stocks slumped on Wall Street and in Europe, oil prices fell from seven-year highs earlier in the week and bond prices surged with traders scurrying for the relative safety of government debt. Poor subscriber growth reported late Thursday at Netflix Inc sent its shares plunging 21.8% and cast a pall over a market already shaken by concerns the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy too aggressively to fight inflation. Investors are waiting for details from the Fed’s policy meeting nex… Read More “Bond yields tumble as Netflix fuels stock market sell-off”

Panthers to hire former Giants coach Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Panthers coach Matt Rhule finally found his next offensive coordinator. Carolina will hire former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo as its offensive coordinator, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation. McAdoo spent three years out of the NFL following his four-year stint with the New York Giants. He served as the Giants’ head coach from 2016-2017 before being fired after a 2-10 start late into his second season. Equipped with quarterback Eli Manning and a young Odell Beckham Jr., McAdoo called plays for the Giants offense in 2014 and 2015, leading… Read More “Panthers to hire former Giants coach Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator”

FORD AND ADT PARTNER UP TO BRING NEW THEFT DETERRENT TO PICKUP TRUCKS

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Imagine being alerted when someone is reaching over the tailgate of your pickup truck to snag your favorite tool bag. Imagine you’re able to notify law enforcement immediately and verbally warn the criminal they are being monitored. Now you can, with Ford’s new theft deterrent system, Canopy. Ford and ADT have partnered up to bring a new theft deterrent to Ford vehicles starting in 2023. Utilizing artificial intelligence, a self installable system, and onboard cameras of future Ford vehicles the new theft deterrent “Canopy” should give Ford truck owners a little more peace of mind, knowing the… Read More “FORD AND ADT PARTNER UP TO BRING NEW THEFT DETERRENT TO PICKUP TRUCKS”

8 Metaverse Stocks You Should Consider Investing In

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The metaverse has been one of the hottest topics in the tech World over the past year as it promises to be a turning point for humanity. With companies like Meta (formerly known as Facebook), Nvidia, Epic Games, and Microsoft racing to create it, investors have really started paying attention to metaverse stock. If you are one of them, we have compiled a list of metaverse stocks you might want to invest in. What Is the Metaverse?The concept of Metaverse is nothing new despite its recent appearance in pop culture. In fact, the word “Metaverse” has been around since 1992 when it was introduced i… Read More “8 Metaverse Stocks You Should Consider Investing In”

Remembering Gene Simmons’ Contentious Interview with Terry Gross, 20 Years Later

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By Bonnie Stiernberg Certainly anyone who’s vaguely familiar with both of them would never expect Gene Simmons and Terry Gross to be best friends. There’s not much, frankly, that we’d even expect the KISS frontman and the longtime host of NPR’s Fresh Air to see eye-to-eye on. And yet none of us could have predicted just how antagonistic things would get between the pair when Simmons sat for an interview back in 2002. The infamous interview, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Feb. 4, is a rare example of Gross losing her cool with a guest. It went so poorly that Simmons, who was on the sh… Read More “Remembering Gene Simmons’ Contentious Interview with Terry Gross, 20 Years Later”

Dollar holds its ground as selloff drags down Aussie, Bitcoin

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By Iain Withers LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar was on track for its best week in a month against major rivals on Friday, as the World’s reserve currency held its ground amid a selloff of riskier assets across markets. Investor sentiment has soured in recent days due to weaker economic data, rampant inflation and concerns over the pace of U.S. Federal Reserve policy tightening. Stock markets in Europe opened lower in morning trading on Friday, following the trend set in Asia and on Wall Street overnight. The dollar index – which tracks the greenback against six major peers – edged 0.1% lower on … Read More “Dollar holds its ground as selloff drags down Aussie, Bitcoin”