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Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Finance 202: Some corporate interests swiftly align against tax overhaul – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

THE TICKER Want to keep smart and easy tabs on the tax reform debate in Washington? We have you covered here. House Republicans have finally released their tax package today. But an unusual array of corporate interests — which typically ally with Republicans in major legislative battles — are siding against it in what could be an ominous development. The prominent naysayers include the National Association of Realtors and the National Federation of…

Investigators probe New York attack suspect’s communications while Trump calls for death penalty – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Investigators continued Thursday to probe the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant charged with the New York truck attack, poring over his communications to see if he had any help or guidance before carrying out his deadly rampage, while President Trump publicly weighed in on the federal prosecution of the suspect. New York police officials say the attacker appears to have radicalized himself online and that it does not appear anyone else was involved, though they said that…

Trump USDA pick, linked to Russia probe, withdraws from consideration – Politico

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“The political climate inside Washington has made it impossible for me to receive balanced and fair consideration for this position,” Sam Clovis (left) wrote. | Scott Olson/Getty Images Clovis had been under criticism for his lack of science credentials and links to the Russia questions swirling around the Trump campaign. By ANDREW RESTUCCIA, JOSH DAWSEY and HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH 11/02/2017 11:11 AM EDT Updated 11/02/2017 01:06 PM EDT 2017-11-02T01:06-0400 Former…

George Springer, World Series MVP, might be the best story on a team full of great stories – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Let George Springer stand for all the champion Houston Astros who beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 7 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. Springer personifies them in so many ways. From his status as a gifted high draft pick who is likely to be a core Houston star for years to come, to his resilience in the past month while he battled a…

Further Sexual Harassment Allegations Roil Country Music PR Exec – Variety

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Nashville publicity firm with by far the biggest client roster in country music continued to be rocked late Wednesday by allegations of abusive behavior and sexual harassment, most of them now coming from anonymously sourced former employees, in a series of articles published in local newspapers and on a country news website. The Tennessean, Nashville Scene, and Taste of Country all published separate articles containing further charges lodged by…

Can the music world learn from Hollywood? – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Last month, before stories of Harvey Weinstein’s long history of alleged sexual misconduct triggered an unprecedented outpouring in Hollywood, the disgraced movie mogul responded to accusations against him by invoking the words of Jay-Z. “‘I’m not the man I thought I was and I better be that man for my children,’” Weinstein quoted the rapper as saying in his song “4:44,” in which Jay-Z alludes to cheating. Weinstein added, “The…

A life in music: Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin, Alison Krauss and his endless wanderlust – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Listen – You’d Better Run “I’m 17, full of myself, in a youth club with Noddy Holder …” It’s a warm-boned autumn afternoon in London’s Primrose Hill, and Robert Plant, 69, is luminous as a cartoon lion, a Soul Jazz records T-shirt tight over his belly, his golden mane winking in a dimly lit local French restaurant. Carry Fire, his 11th solo album (24th if you count collaborations and Led…

If you think Christmas music drives you mad, you could actually be right – Markets Insider

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Christmas music supposedly gets us in the spending mood. Roberto Nickson / Unsplash If you’ve managed to avoid Christmas music so far, that’s going to get harder now we’ve reached November. Get ready for more stores blasting out “All I Want for Christmas,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Christmas music is something you either love or hate. If you find the tunes pretty annoying, then spare some sympathy for retail workers…

Kelela: ‘You can never have enough music that empowers black women’ – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Kelela’s debut album, “Take Me Apart” (Warp), is bold stuff — genre-blurring, trippy, glitchy, seductive, intimate, vulnerable — beauty and weirdness forged out of struggle and pain. It arrives only a few months after Kelela’s 34th birthday, more than a decade after she began flirting with the idea of pursuing her musical passion only to encounter a series of dead ends. She broke through in collaborations with artists such as…

Portraits of the New York terror attack victims – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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At least three dead in shooting inside suburban Denver Walmart – Reuters

Thursday, November 02, 2017

THORNTON, Colo. (Reuters) – At least three people were killed in a shooting inside a Walmart store on Wednesday in suburban Denver, where police said they had not yet taken anyone into custody. Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not immediately release any information about the circumstances of the shooting or who was responsible for the gunfire. Two men were killed in the shooting. A women, who was injured in the…

George Springer wins World Series MVP, ties record with five homers – ESPN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

2:42 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LOS ANGELES — Earlier in the World Series, Houston Astros center fielder George Springer talked about not letting the magnitude of playing in it become overwhelming. “You can’t worry about the result of each at-bat,” he said. “You just have to stay in the moment.” Here’s everything you need to know about Houston’s win over L.A. • Astros win…

Osama bin Laden still matters. Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi not so much. – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Islamic State group head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, gives a sermon at an Iraq mosque July 2014. (AP) The release Wednesday of files seized in the 2011 Abbottabad raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout has prompted renewed attention to the former al-Qaeda leader. Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces in the raid six years ago, but his al-Qaeda legacy is still the subject of public debate and expert analysis, despite the…

Justice Department considers charging Russians for hacking: report – USA TODAY

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security informed 21 states Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems during the 2016 election. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

GarageBand update: Apple adds sound pack store – The Verge – The Verge

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Apple seems to have some big plans for expanding what GarageBand is capable of: in an update to GarageBand for iOS today, the company is introducing a “Sound Library” that lets you download and install new virtual instruments as well as sound and loop packs. It’s starting off with eight new packs and instruments, all available for free, and Apple says it’ll continue to bring more packs to the app…

What We’re Listening To This Week – The New Yorker

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Post Malone, “Rockstar” When I hear a song I like, I want to know not only who made it but also its origin story. After my sister Lizanne gave me “Rubber Soul,” my first album, in 1965, when I was six, I spent the rest of my childhood trying to differentiate between the John, Paul, and George songs. That was what knowledge meant to me, early on, and it propelled…

If you think Christmas music drives you mad, you could actually be right – Business Insider

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Christmas music supposedly gets us in the spending mood. Roberto Nickson / Unsplash If you’ve managed to avoid Christmas music so far, that’s going to get harder now we’ve reached November. Get ready for more stores blasting out “All I Want for Christmas,” and “Frosty the Snowman.” Christmas music is something you either love or hate. If you find the tunes pretty annoying, then spare some sympathy for retail workers…

Amateurs Can Make Cars’ Audio Systems Sound Better – Forbes

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Ford and electronics giant Harman are refining car audio systems with the help of amateurs. Actually, at Harman’s US headquarters in Novi, Michigan, they call their testing crews ‘trained listeners.’ Harman owns a host of familiar audio brands, including B&O Play, which last year was selected by Ford to replace its previous audio supplier, Sony. So in developing sound systems for its forthcoming 2018 Expedition full-size SUV and EcoSport compact…

CMA Awards 2017: Who are the country music performers and … – Fox News

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Country music singer Miranda Lambert is nominated for five CMA Awards this year. The 51st Annual CMA Awards will take place on Nov. 8.  (Reuters) Country music stars will compete for honors at the 51st Annual CMA Awards this month in Nashville, Tenn.  Singers Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host this year’s event. It’s their 10th time emceeing the show together.  Here is what you need…