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April 20, 2019

Massachusetts makes its play for toy maker Hasbro

BOSTON (AP) — State economic development officials in Massachusetts are considering trying to lure Rhode Island-based toy company Hasbro across the border.
April 20, 2019

Which Stores Are Open on Easter Sunday 2019? Walmart, Home Depot, Sears and More

Easter Sunday, the day on which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, will take place on April 21 this year. The day is not a federal holiday in the U.S., but due to it falling on a Sunday, many stores will be following normal Sunday trading hours. Whether you’ve got errands or need to grab another Easter basket, there are stores that will be open during the holiday. 
April 20, 2019

Legal Weed: Here's Where Every 2020 Presidential Candidate Stands on Marijuana Reform and Legalization

With an ever-growing field of contenders running for president, especially in the Democratic Party, once-fringe measures like marijuana legalization have become a litmus test for the candidates’ commitment to progressive politics.  
April 20, 2019

Mitt Romney Launches Scathing Attack on Donald Trump, Says He’s ‘Sickened’ by ‘Dishonesty’ of President

Republican Senator Mitt Romney offered a scathing criticism of President Donald Trump and his campaign associates Friday, saying he was “sickened” by their “dishonesty” after reading special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report.
April 20, 2019

Diving into the damaged Samsung Galaxy Fold telephone fiasco

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is here — and it’s already breaking. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller talk first impressions of Samsung’s new phone. Later, they discuss the end of the feud and lawsuits between Apple and Qualcomm, Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal, as well as Paul’s weekly segment.
April 20, 2019

Science doesn’t clarify tech’s variety drawback — historical past does

Editor’s note, April 19th, 2019: We’re republishing this story today because of a report at Quartz that — like the infamous memo from former Google employee James Damore — some Microsoft workers are now internally criticizing the company’s diversity policies, suggesting yet again that biological differences may make women less suited for engineering jobs. This story may help explain why that logic is flawed.
April 20, 2019

'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Is Selling His California Lakeside Home for $1.39 Million

Leisurely fishing enthusiasts lookout, Jeopardy! host, Alex Trebek is selling his lakeside home in Paso Robles, California, for $1.39 million. The post also notes this as a “just reduced” price point. 
April 20, 2019

Ariana Fletcher Takes to Instagram After G Herbo’s Battery Arrest, Claims He Beat Her

Ariana Fletcher took to Instagram on Thursday claiming her ex, Chicago rapper G Herbo, “beat the f***” out of her. Though the post was quickly removed from her social media account, screenshots exist on forums like The Shade Room.
April 19, 2019

Africa Rising: The Art Scene on the African Continent is Thriving

A new generation of women and men are spurring change by starting businesses, organizing innovative projects, and inspiring important conversations. A continent rich in resources, and people are the richest resource of all; it is a youthful and growing population with a contemporary mindset and definitive African roots. Extending far beyond the confines of canvas and the studio, the fibers of contemporary African art interweave with the patterns, textiles, and sands of the past. Together, they voice a complex multi-thread story that is mirrored in the landscapes of the voluptuous continent that they narrate. Viewed as a panoramic whole—from the creative hotspots of South Africa, the thriving music scene in Mali, the vibrant fashion community in Dakar to the myriad of art galleries in Lagos—there is a cohesive and powerful sense of change in the air.
April 19, 2019

Why political meddling with central banks is a horrible concept – and the Federal Reserve isn’t any exception

Central bank independence is increasingly at risk around the world. In the U.S., President Donald Trump said he may nominate two close political allies to the Federal Reserve, following months of criticism over the bank’s interest rate policy. In Italy, the government proposed seizing control of Banca Italia’s approximately US$100 billion in gold reserves – which it reportedly would use to fund spending plans – and has threatened the central bank’s independence in other ways.