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Dollar General Bets on Oasis Strategy for Food Deserts

Dollar General relies heavily on low-income shoppers, so attempting to fill this food desert void in many communities could prove to be very profitable for the company’s 15, 227 stores. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts.

Making Lemonade: An Interview With Real Estate Leader Diane Ramirez

Know your strengths. Embracing who you are will allow your authenticity to shine.

Good News For 2019: Mexico's New President AMLO Is Scaring Wall Street.

Mexico investors hope Obrador will be more like Brazil's Lula. But the good Lula, not the jailed Lula.

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‘Self-Portrait With Boy’ in Development at Topic Studios

Topic Studios (“Leave No Trace”) has bought rights to Rachel Lyon’s debut novel “Self-Portrait With Boy” and plans to develop the project as a feature film. Lyon will adapt her own novel. John Lyons (“Boogie Nights”), who recently signed a first-look deal with Topic Studios, has come on board to produce. The story is set […]

Ricardo Cortes Vera Talks Audience-Driven Content at Ventana Sur

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Ricardo Cortes Vera, commissioning editor for Señal Colombia, introduced the audience-driven children’s content his company is renowned for in hopes of encouraging a crowd of animators into submitting their own work to the channel. He did so in a keynote address given Tuesday afternoon in Buenos Aires, at the Animation! strand […]

YouTube Rewind 2018 Officially Becomes Most-Disliked Video Ever

The haters have spoken: In less than a week, YouTube Rewind 2018 — its year-in-review mashup — has registered the most dislikes of any video on the platform. As of Thursday (Dec. 13) morning, YouTube Rewind 2018 had notched 9.9 million dislikes after debuting Dec. 6. That pushed it above the previous record holder: Justin […]
 

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SoftBank and Toyota want driverless cars to change the world

Softbank and Toyota are partnering on an effort to use autonomous vehicles and other technologies to change the world of transportation.

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All eyes on Congress as vote on Kavanaugh draws near

The lead story for Thursday's morning shows: The impending vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

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UK's Nissan Brexit letter still too confidential to release two years on: FOI

A British government letter to Nissan two years ago offering reassurances about Brexit, which helped secure a major investment from the Japanese carmaker, is still considered too sensitive to release, a Reuters freedom of information request revealed.

ECB stops its printing presses even as growth concerns rise

The European Central Bank decided on Thursday to end its lavish asset purchase scheme but otherwise kept policy broadly unchanged, promising protracted stimulus for an economy struggling with an unexpected slowdown and political turmoil.

ECB formally ends QE, keeps reinvestments open-ended

The European Central Bank decided on Thursday to formally end its 2.6 trillion euro ($2.95 trillion) bond purchase scheme but said it would keep reinvesting cash from maturing bonds for a long time after its first interest rate hike.

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Best Buds Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Croon 'Reunited' to Each Other on 'Kimmel': Watch

You loved them in Talladega Nights. Couldn't get enough of them in Step Brothers. And, chances are you'll spend Christmas day with them in...

Alison Wenham Steps Down As CEO Of Indie Music Trade Body WIN

After 12 years at the helm, Alison Wenham is stepping down as chief executive of The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) with immediate effect....

Samantha Bee Rips Fox Nation: 'Pure, Substance-Free Propaganda'

Samantha Bee opened Full Frontal on Wednesday night by attacking Fox Nation, the new youth-targeting streaming service from Fox News that debuted Nov...

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Voyage to Alfa. A childhood story

Posted by Toyz Nation on November 20, 2018 at 2:56pm 0 Comments

     

I had landed at Charles De Gaul Airport in Paris, France and wounded up spending two nights in this beautiful city.  I will visit Gilbert Joseph's bookstore where I have a catalog of media being sold, enjoy fine dining and will eventually voyage onto Barcelona in Spain.

While in Barcelona, I will visit the NBA store along with a variety of record shops and in the midst of all…

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DC to Hong Kong to Seoul in search of the future of Industrialization. First stop Hyundai

Posted by Toyz Nation on October 9, 2018 at 2:39pm 0 Comments

      

It was not my first trip to South Korea.  I had already made my maiden voyage in 2017 and landed in Incheon before visiting both Seoul and Samcheok.  During my initial journey, I was fascinated with how modern Seoul was and South Korea, in general.  Seoul is a metropolis of around 10 million people with every modern accouterments you would expect in any metropolis in the world.  It is gorgeous, in the nighttime especially, exceptionally…

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Qualcomm seeks China sales ban on iPhone XS and XR

Chipmaker to file suits in Chinese courts after already winning injunction on older models

Google, Facebook push back on Vietnam’s cyber law

Hanoi joins global push to rein in power of the technology giants

US banks: Wail Street

Sharp sell-off in 2018 does not match a strong US economy

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Apple's latest expansion puts it closer to its biggest rivals

Apple is on track to become the largest private employer in Austin, Texas, after announcing plans to invest $1 billion in a new campus less than a mile away from its existing facilities there. The 133-acre site will initially be home to 5,000 new emp...

California considers a texting tax

Cell phone owners in California could soon pay extra for the privilege of sending text messages, thanks to landline-era legislation and changing usage patterns. According to recent public law filings, the state's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is...

The Morning After: The PlayStation Classic review

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Need some last-minute gift ideas that don't cost too much? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Also, there's an 18-rotor drone that's all about "fun flights," and Intel explained how its next generation of chips...

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