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UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovators

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, home to financial hubs Abu Dhabi and Dubai, is loosening its residency laws and will grant long-term visas for up to 10 years to investors and highly-skilled professionals. The 10-year residency visas will be granted to specialists in...


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Database will give police info on people with disabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new database will alert Ohio law enforcement officers about motorists and passengers with communication disabilities who could be mistaken for someone impaired or a threat. The Blade reports the Legislature approved creating the database at the urging of Jenny Hughes, of...


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Mnuchin says Trump putting trade war with China 'on hold'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration is putting its trade war with China “on hold” after two days of talks in Washington that he said had produced agreement on increased Chinese purchases of American products and measures to...


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In 'Deadpool' versus 'Avengers,' foul-mouthed hero wins weekend

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. This weekend, Marvel superheroes went up against a Marvel anti-hero, and the so-called merc with the mouth came out on top. “Deadpool 2,” a sequel to the surprise 2016 21st Century Fox hit, collected $125 million on its opening weekend in theaters in the U.S. and Canada,...


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'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

Dinosaur Holograms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster’s comb. Horner, who...


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Microsoft makes inroads with US spy agencies as tech giants face off over cloud contract

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Microsoft has secured a potentially lucrative agreement that makes the full suite of the tech giant’s cloud-computing platform available to 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, executives said recently, moving agencies’ computer systems onto Office 365 applications and...


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Charter backers outspend teachers in 2 California races

California Primary Education Spending

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the battle for the future of California’s schools, charter school advocates are far outpacing teachers unions in spending to support candidates for governor and state schools chief. Wealthy donors who support charter schools and education reform have poured more than...


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City hopes for revitalization in aftermath of fraud case

Ski Resort Fraud Aftermath

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A remote Vermont community down on its luck had looked forward in 2012 to a downtown hotel, office and retail space and a research plant that would bring hundreds of jobs. It now sees just a vacant demolished block that some residents refer to as “the hole.” The redevelopment...


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There's a right way and a wrong way to fail

(c) 2018, Bloomberg Opinion. I have been thinking about errors, mistakes and failures ever since I traded my first stock decades ago. Good traders expect to be wrong, but that attitude is surprisingly rare in business. That is a shame, because having a healthy outlook on failure would benefit...


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`Sexiest job' ignites talent wars as demand for data geeks soars

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Murray Webb had been a lackluster student more interested in sports than schoolwork while attending a small Virginia college. Then he transferred to Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta to pursue a master’s degree in applied statistics and landed four job offers upon...


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