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Dimas Ardian | Bloomberg | Getty Images Go-Jek and other motorcycle riders on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday, March 21, 2016. Ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek has acquired three financial technology (fintech) start-ups as it looks to dominate Indonesia’s digital payments space. Go-Jek said Friday it had bought offline payments service Kartuku, payment gateway Midtrans
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President Donald Trump talked to Rupert Murdoch to congratulate the 21st Century Fox executive chairman on the company’s deal to sell major assets to the Walt Disney Co. “I know that the president spoke with Rupert Murdoch earlier today, congratulated him on the deal,” press secretary Sarah Sanders said at Thursday’s White House press briefing.
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“We’re certainly surprised by (the number of seniors vaping nicotine), and it speaks to how popular these devices have become and how this represents a new concern for public health officials, parents and others that take care of or care about teens,” said Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part
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Lunar exploration startup ispace announced Tuesday it raised $90.2 million in its latest round of funding, backed by a dozen investors. The Japanese company will use the money to fund two exploration missions to the moon, with the first by the end of 2019 and the second by the end of 2020. The Innovation Network
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One of the demands that the countries are making of Qatar is that it close Al Jazeera, a Middle-East focused news network with global reach, which they accuse of sympathizing with Islamist movements, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. Al Jazeera has responded to the allegations by insisting that it has editorial independence, telling the BBC
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It’s an 80-square-foot kitchen that barely holds three people at a time, but Jasmina has made thousands of meals, many of them aromatic Rohingya curries, there over the last year. The cooking is a sorely needed source of income, about 2,000 Malaysian ringgit ($490) each month, for the 43-year-old mother of eight, as she is
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Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images David Simon, chairman and chief executive officer of Simon Property Group Starbucks and Amazon-owned Whole Foods are the latest victims of retail landlords pushing back against companies shuttering stores and trying to bypass contractual agreements. Recently, the largest U.S. mall owner, Simon Property Group, claimed a high-profile
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Forward-thinking legal thinkers are helping us grasp these dynamics. For example, Rory van Loo has described the status of the “corporation as courthouse“—that is, when platforms like Amazon run dispute resolution schemes to settle conflicts between buyers and sellers. Van Loo describes both the efficiency gains that an Amazon settlement process might have over small
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Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell will depart the White House “early next year,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday. In a statement, the White House spokeswoman called Powell “a key, trusted advisor in this administration,” but said “she has always planned to serve one year before returning home to New York.” Sanders said
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