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Bull Grip Weakens As Bitcoin Price Breaks Below $7,000

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Bitcoin remains on the back foot ahead of the weekend. According to Coindesk’s Bitcoin Price Index, the number one cryptocurrency fell below $7,000 at 11:25 UTC this morning and hit an eight-day low of$6,793. A minor bid wave seen during the Asian session today quickly ran out of steam above $7,300. At press time, the bitcoin-U.S. Read More

Canada’s broadcast watchdog says d’accord to the ‘f-word’

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Bonjour, and welcome to the brave new age of radio. The word “fuck” is now officially allowed on Canadian airwaves, during the day, with some notable limitations. Namely, the programming must be in French. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council decided on Nov. 7 that “the English f-word does not have the same offensive connotation in Read More

“Zero tolerance” sexual harassment policies are terrible for women

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In the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, countless organizations have hastily insisted they have a “zero tolerance” policy on sexual harassment. “Employers must adopt a zero-tolerance policy and sack the perpetrators, however valuable to the business,” wrote solicitor Camilla Palmer in The Guardian. Zero tolerance sounds like a great idea, in theory. In practice, Read More

I fell for the cult of masculinity—and the myth that men are aggressive by nature

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on I fell for the cult of masculinity—and the myth that men are aggressive by nature
“Are you safe?” The nurse asked me. “Are you afraid of anyone right now?” I was in the doctor’s office. My fiancé had insisted on driving me there. He was my Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, my secret abuser. He could go from gentle to furious in seconds, warm hugs giving way to shoves that Read More

Uber has ended its subprime car leasing program for New York drivers

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Uber has ended a troubled car leasing program for drivers with bad credit in New York. The company told Quartz it terminated the lease-to-own program it operated through partnerships with four car dealers in New York City after an internal audit of its “vehicle solutions” in the city. That review was prompted by a Quartz Read More

India is overtaking China as the biggest emitter of one of the most deadly air pollutants

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This week, air pollution forced some 4,000 schools to close in New Delhi, as India’s capital suffers through an air quality nightmare. Now, here’s more bad news on the pollution front: the country is passing China as the world’s biggest emitter of deadly man-made sulfur dioxide (SO2). According to a University of Maryland-led study published Read More

Most Puerto Ricans have water now, but they’re afraid of drinking it

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Most Puerto Ricans have water now, but they’re afraid of drinking it
It’s been seven weeks since hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, and life in the island is still filled with uncertainty: How many people died? When will power come back? How big will the storm’s impact be on the economy? In this series, Quartz is examining questions Puerto Ricans are navigating. Here’s the third Read More

Does having a white boyfriend make me less black?

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I wouldn’t have been surprised if my partner’s parents had objected to our relationship. In fact, when I first set out to meet his white, British family, I asked if he had told them I was black. His reply—”no, I don’t think they’d care”—filled me with dread. And when he admitted that I’d be the Read More

There’s a smarter way to binge-watch TV

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This may be a “golden age of TV,” with some of the finest storytelling in Hollywood designed for the small screen—but it’s also the era of “peak TV,” which really just means “too much TV.” There is far too much for any reasonable person to watch (or even a TV critic). Countless friends and colleagues Read More

Here’s the full $43 billion list of US food makers angry at Trump’s NAFTA threats

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Here’s the full $43 billion list of US food makers angry at Trump’s NAFTA threats
The companies and farmers that keep the US food system running are starting to bristle at president Donald Trump’s threats to leave the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. A long list of major food and agricultural companies and trade associations recently signed onto a letter (pdf) sent to commerce secretary Wilbur Read More