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Mark Zuckerberg contacts Nancy Pelosi after Facebook refused to take down manipulated video; still waiting on response

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg reached out to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in recent weeks to discuss how his company handles viral misinformation, but she has not called him back or personally replied, according to two people familiar with the exchanges. Pelosi’s decision not to engage with Zuckerberg, one of the most powerful technology Read More…

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Pieces of agricultural history roll down Portage Avenue with vintage tractor parade

Dozens of tractors made their way through Winnipeg Saturday as part of the lead-up to this year’s Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede. (Walther Bernal/CBC ) It’s not every day you see farm tractors roll down one of Winnipeg’s busiest thoroughfares. But dozens of vintage tractors paraded down Portage Avenue Saturday morning to celebrate Manitoba’s agricultural Read More…

The first confidential, actively managed ETF just got SEC approval. Here's how it works

Transparency is key… or is it? In the world of exchange-traded funds, that idea is now officially being put to the test, with the Securities and Exchange Commission granting approval for the first-ever non-transparent, actively managed ETF structure last week. Unlike most traditionally structured ETFs, which reveal their holdings every day, this structure — created Read More…

This Day in History: June 15

On this day, June 15  … 2018: President Trump announces a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports. Also on this day: 1864: Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton signs an order establishing a military burial ground which became Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. 1904: More than 1,000 people die when fire erupted aboard Read More…

New York bookstore clashes with de Blasio over historic landmark designation: 'It's really no honor'

The owner of a famous bookstore in New York City is pushing back on a decision to commemorate it with a historic landmark designation, blasting it as “eminent domain” and a “bureaucratic straitjacket.” Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of the ‘Strand Bookstoe’ — one of the few remaining in the city — is “already a landmark” and that the historic designation Read More…

Last hepatitis case against Minot hospital appealed to ND Supreme Court

Mark Krebsbach is asking the court to reverse the judgment against him and order a trial. Court-appointed Master Karen Klein dismissed the case on the grounds the statute of limitations had expired. Krebsbach is challenging whether the phlebotomist through which he alleges the infection transfer occurred is considered a professional for whom a two-year medical Read More…

Why America is embracing the widening world of non-wheat pastas

Robertson was one of the first operators in a product category now worth more than $250 million annually in the United States (according to estimates by SPINS, Information Resources, Mintel and Green Circle Capital in July 2018): “Better-for-you” pasta alternatives. The Gluten-Free Mall’s online store has more than 50 sans-wheat pasta options, Trader Joe’s has Read More…

Commentary: Stores like Barnes & Noble used to be the bad guys, but now I'm nostalgic for them

Barnes & Noble and its defunct competitor Borders were, once upon a time, themselves the disruptors and destroyers, big box stores driving mom-and-pop shops out of business. Now, however, Barnes & Noble is the final bastion of hope, the tiny remnant of an industry that has traded cramped stacks delivering instant gratification for distant warehouses Read More…