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Twitter CEO says two leaders to depart, hiring paused amid Musk takeover

Twitter CEO says two leaders to depart, hiring paused amid Musk takeover

May 12 (Reuters) – Two senior Twitter (TWTR.N) leaders who oversee the consumer and revenue divisions will depart the social media company, Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal told employees in a memo on Thursday, in one of the biggest shake-ups at the company since billionaire Elon Musk announced he would buy it for $44 billion. …

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'What are the odds?  I retire and the stock market crashes.  All my plans are upside down.'  I want to draw on my 401(k) to renovate my new home.  What options do I have?

‘What are the odds? I retire and the stock market crashes. All my plans are upside down.’ I want to draw on my 401(k) to renovate my new home. What options do I have?

Dear Quentin, I’m due to retire in two months and I have already moved to my new home in the sun. I have not sold my apartment in a major US metropolitan area on the east coast, as I wanted to see how I settled into my new life. It’s a quiet, but beautiful city …

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward …

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Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

May 10 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former US President Donald Trump when he buys the social media platform, the clearest signal yet of Musk’s intention to cut moderation of the site. Musk, the world’s richest person and chief executive of electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc …

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'Percy Jackson' author calls out racist backlash over casting

‘Percy Jackson’ author calls out racist backlash over casting

CNN — The author of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” has called out fans for being racist, after backlashing against the casting of a Black actress in the upcoming television adaptation of the popular book series. Actress Leah Jeffries was cast to play Annabeth Chase in the Disney+ adaptation of Rick Riordan’s beloved novels. In …

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Mario Batali: Celebrity chef is acquitted of groping woman at Boston restaurant

Mario Batali: Celebrity chef is acquitted of groping woman at Boston restaurant

CNN — [Breaking news update, posted at 2:25 p.m. ET] Celebrity chef Mario Batali was found not guilty Tuesday at a bench trial on charges of indecent assault and battery related to the alleged groping of a star-struck patron at a Boston restaurant in 2017. [Previous story, posted at 5:39 a.m. ET] A woman who …

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Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast – a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its huge gravitational pull. Scientists have been using the Event Horizon Telescope …

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Queen Elizabeth will not open UK Parliament this year, Buckingham Palace says

Queen Elizabeth will not open UK Parliament this year, Buckingham Palace says

CNN — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the opening of Parliament on Tuesday due to mobility problems, Buckingham Palace said in a Monday statement. “The Queen continues to experience episodic mobility problems, and in consultation with her doctors has reluctantly decided that she will not attend the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow,” it …

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South Korea hunts tungsten treasure in breed for rare minerals

South Korea hunts tungsten treasure in breed for rare minerals

S.Korean tungsten mine gets $100 million makeover Dozens of new mineral projects launched globally Green, digital booms fuel demand for rare minerals China is pre-eminent in critical minerals supply GRAPHIC-S.Korea’s reliance on China: SANGDONG, South Korea, May 9 (Reuters) – Blue tungsten winking from the walls of abandoned mine shafts, in a town that’s seen …

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Yelp, other companies take stance on abortion rights with travel benefit

Yelp, other companies take stance on abortion rights with travel benefit

May 6 (Reuters) – Yelp Inc, Amazon.com, and Citigroup are among a small but growing number of companies rolling out policies to cover costs for American employees who need to travel out of state for an abortion. Yelp Inc (YELP.N) was one of the first to offer support for its employees who might need to …

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