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Berkshire Hathaway gains $1.6 billion from its huge bite of Apple.

NEW YORK - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's gain on its investment in Apple Inc. stands at more than $1.6 billion after shares of the iPhone maker surged.

- Reuters - US

CEO and former Wall Street banker reveals how to be the perfect dinner host.

Sarah JacobsBefore following his passion into the arena of food media, Geoff Bartakovics was working in finance. A business manager in fixed income trading at UBS, Bartakovics claims his seven years in banking helped set him up for success when founding Tasting Table, his growing food media empire that focuses on sharing ...

- Business Insider - US

Warren Buffett's racked up a $1.6 billion gain in his Apple investment .

Thomson ReutersNEW YORK, Feb 25 - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s gain on its investment in Apple Inc. stands at more than $1.6 billion after shares of the iPhone maker surged. The stake of 61.2 million shares was acquired last year for $6.75 billion, an average of about $110.17 apiece, according to the annual report ...

- Business Insider - US

Study links creativity to left brain and right brain connections.

NEW YORK, Feb 25 — The most creative individuals have more nerve connections between the right and left sides of their brains, reveal researchers in the USA who analysed connections in 68 different brain regions. Long believed to be key in...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Body found in closet of Hollywood's 'Magic Castle'.

The iconic Magic Castle in Los Angeles was shrouded in mystery Friday night after a body was found inside a closet. While police suspected the incident to be an apparent suicide case, a Hollywood police spokesman told the New York Daily News that foul play could not be ruled out immediately. Police ...

- The Raw Story - US

Macedonia is infamous for fake news. This woman is trying to combat it with real journalism.

The tiny Balkan state of Macedonia, with a population just a quarter the size of New York City's, received an outsized spotlight in Western media last fall. A BuzzFeed news investigation revealed that teenagers in the town of Veles, Macedonia were making a small fortune creating pro-Donald Tru...

- The Raw Story - US

The New York Post: 'Bond' studio MGM in talks to sell to Chinese buyer: Report.

MGM, which also houses the archives of President Trump's The Apprentice,' has been looking for a buyer, or an IPO.

- Marketwatch - US

Planned Back-Channel Talks Between U.S., North Korea Scuttled.

Plans for talks in New York between representatives from North Korea and former U.S. officials were scuttled after the State Department withdrew visa approvals for Pyongyang's top envoy on U.S. relations.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Warren Buffett urges investors to stick with index funds.

NEW YORK - Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have turned Berkshire Hathaway Inc into one of the most successful conglomerates, delivered another black eye to the investment management industry on Saturday, saying investors should "stick with low-cost index funds."

- Reuters - US

NYC mayor questioned in campaign corruption allegations.

The FBI and federal prosecutors questioned New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a widening probe into questionable campaign fundraising used in his 2013 run.

- UPI - US

Profile of Texas Monthly's Pamela Colloff, whose true crime stories, oral histories, political profiles have earned her a reputation as a virtuoso of longform .

Lyz Lenz / Columbia Journalism Review: Profile of Texas Monthly's Pamela Colloff, whose true crime stories, oral histories, political profiles have earned her a reputation as a virtuoso of longform  —  Unemployed college graduate Pamela Colloff and her friend Margaret Brown in 1994 set off from New York on a road ...

- Mediagazer - US

Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson star in 'Everything, Everything'

NEW YORK, Feb 25 — Amandla Stenberg plays the lead role in this coming-of-age romance drama as an 18-year-old girl who lives a sheltered life with her over-protective mother. Maddy Whittier — Stenberg's character in Everything, Everything...

- The Malay Mail - MY

First post-Trump informal talks with North Korea cancelled after envoy denied US visa – report

The talks were reportedly scheduled to take place near the UN headquarters in Manhattan on 1-2 March.

- - UK

Love and Hip Hop reunion: Swift explains why he didn't defend ex Asia during fight with Cardi B

Love & Hip Hop New York airs on Monday on VH1 network.

- - UK

US axes N. Korea talks after Kim murder: report

Planned talks in New York between North Korea and former U.S. officials were canceled following the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's half brother, U.S. media reported Saturday

- The Daily Star - LB

Coney Island 'incubator baby' dies aged 96

Lucille Conlin Horn was born prematurely, weighing less than a kilogram, so her parents put her delicate life in the hands of a sideshow doctor at New York's Coney Island who put babies on display in incubators to fund his research. She went on to live for nearly a century.

- ABC News - AU

The FBI File: Man Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Multimillion-Dollar Scheme To Defraud Financial Services Firm

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation , announced today that CHRISTOPHER CANALE was charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft ...

- Blogger News Network - US

Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica

Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier lost another large chunk of ice at the end of January. The section of ice that broke off the glacier on the western coast of Antarctica was roughly the size of Manhattan. It was 10 times smaller than the piece the same glacier sloughed in July 2015.

- ENN - US

Ringling Bros. circus begin final shows in New York

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus began its final run of shows Thursday in New York City at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

- UPI - US

Overhaul of Medicaid expansion could cost states $32 billion: report

NEW YORK - Proposals in Congress that would effectively end Medicaid expansion in 31 U.S. states would cost those states at least $32 billion altogether in 2019, according to a report released on Friday.

- Reuters - US

Atlanta hip-hop group Migos to release music through Motown, Capitol Records

The Atlanta-based hip-hop trio Migos will now release music through New York-based Motown Records and Los Angeles-based Capitol Records. The move is an extension of Atlanta-based Quality Control Music's joint venture with Capitol Record's parent Capitol Music Group , a wholly owned division of Santa Monica, Calif.-based ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Archbishop Chaput and his new book are coming to NYC, DC

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 24, 2017 / 04:33 pm .- Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput will present his latest book in New York City and Washington, D.C. in the near future, discussing the changed situation for Catholicism in America. “As Christians, we're offering a salvific message in a therapeutic culture. ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Underground Railroad: On a New York Underground Railroad Tour, Lessons in Resistance

A tour in Lower Manhattan on a cold winter day is a somber and empowering course in the history of slavery — and the fight against it.

- New York Times - US

America's rural forests are shrinking

A new study from State University of New York finds that living in the country doesn't necessarily mean closer proximity to forested areas.

- MNN - US

Groundbreaking Film Moonlight' Nominated for Eight Academy Awards

The Oscars could be a huge night for Moonlight, the breakout film that tells the story of a young black gay man. The film is nominated for eight awards, including Motion Picture, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Original Score and Writing . The film is inspired by the play In ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

North Korea-U.S. talks called off after death of Kim Jong Un's half brother

The State Department decided not to issue the visas to the North Korean diplomats due to travel from Pyongyang to New York for the talks, according to three people with knowledge of the decision.

- Washington Post - US

CITIES: Why national urban policy frameworks matter

In 1950 New York and Tokyo were the only urban agglomerations on the planet with populations in excess of 10 million. By 2030, the number of megacities is projected to surpass 40, with seven of the world’s top ten megacities in Asia. Cities will present challenges and opportunities for policy makers.


Punk insider tells the music's real story

BY JORDAN LEVIN / Posted at Miami Herald Punk may be middle-aged and a commercial music genre, but the raging, risk-taking 70's New York scene where it started was a million miles from tame, a place and time where sex … Continue reading → The post Punk insider tells the music's real story appeared first on ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Photographer Sam Shahid Aims To Bring The Gay Seventies Back In All Its Color 

BY VILLAGE VOICE STAFF/Posted at; - A Kickstarter by famed art director Sam Shahid is aiming to bring to realize in living color his collection of hundreds of photographs of gay men in New York in the 70's and 80's. In … Continue reading → The post Photographer Sam Shahid Aims To Bring The Gay ...

- worldwide hippies - US

The Lost Poetry of the Angel Island Detention Center

By Beenish Ahmed / Posted at The New Yorker In Islanders,' Teow Lim Goh imagines English-language versions of the poems that Chinese women detainees might have composed. Although it was widely known as the Ellis Island of the West, Angel Island … Continue reading → The post The Lost Poetry of the Angel Island ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Revenge of the rats

A rare disease is making a deadly comeback in parts of New York City

- GulfNews - AE

NYPD official tells Trump that 'nobody' will get deported for jumping turnstile

The New York Police Department's deputy commissioner for legal affairs said Friday that jumping a subway turnstile—a minor offense—will not get you deported if you are an illegal immigrant.

- FOX News - US

The disconnect between national news organizations and American citizens is exacerbated by the fact that local newspapers are disappearing

Salena Zito / New York Post: The disconnect between national news organizations and American citizens is exacerbated by the fact that local newspapers are disappearing  —  MORE FROM:  —  BEDFORD, Pa. — While efficiently running the elegant hotel dining room, Traci Smithmyer briefly glances at the ...

- Mediagazer - US

'FREEDOM FROM THE PRESS': New York Daily News previews ominous cover amid Trump's media uproar

The New York Daily News teased its Saturday cover on Friday night: "FREEDOM FROM THE PRESS," the headline read, a spin on the phrase, "freedom of the press," which is outlined in the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The Daily News cover has the word "of" conspicuously crossed out. The cover reflects on the White ...

- Business Insider - US

Publicist and Actress Patty Freedman Dies at 64

Patty Freedman, an actress who became a publicist, died in her New York home on Feb. 17. The 64-year-old had been battling breast cancer. Born in Detroit but raised in Southfield, Mich., Freedman started performing early at Cass Tech, Detroit's performing arts high school, before attending Interlochen Arts Camp and ...

- Variety - US

Democratic governors move to blunt Trump's attack on transgender students

Here's a glimmer of hope after a dismal week in LGBTQ news: Democratic governors are moving to offset the effects of the Trump administration's assault on transgender protections. Both New York governor Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy have taken steps to explicitly protect the rights of transgender ...

- Daily Kos - US

Obama spotted outside NYC Starbucks, greeted by cheering crowd

New Yorkers are supposed to be cool when a celebrity in their midst, but Manhattan had no chill Friday when the former president walked at 5th Ave. building with a cup of coffee in his hand


Round 2: Tech companies condemn Trump's anti-transgender ruling

First it was the immigration ban, now Silicon Valley is publicly denouncing President Donald Trump's ruling that rescinds protections for transgender students.Tal Moskowitz, 8, front, a transgender child, holds a sign as his parents Faigy Gelbstein, left, and Naomi Moskowitz, upper right, of Long Island, hold separate signs ...

- ThinkProgress - US

We Are Hiring in New York

I have mentioned a few times that we are currently hiring three new investigative reporter positions in our DC and New York offices. I wanted to let you know that we are also currently hiring for two existing positions in our New York office: one Newswriter and Social Media Editor. We're looking to fill these positions ...

- TPM News - US

Security error leaves NY airport servers unprotected for a year

In this day and age, hacks and subsequent leaks of user data would seemingly shock everyone into keeping their security up to date. Not so for New York's Stewart International Airport, located 60 miles north of Manhattan, which left its server backup...

- Engadget - US

Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort under scrutiny for $19 million worth of shady real estate loans

Former Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort , who resigned his position last summer amid scrutiny over his ties to the Russian government , is raising eyebrows once again thanks to $19 million in home equity loans for properties in New York City. The Intercept's David Dayen reports th...

- The Raw Story - US

Obama returns to Broadway to see Arthur Miller's 'The Price'

NEW YORK — The Obamas just can't quit Broadway.Former President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia Obama have caught a new revival of Arthur...

- - US

NYPD official: 'Nobody is getting deported for jumping a turnstile'

A top New York Police Department official said on Friday that turnstile-jumpers — including repeat offenders — will not be handed over to immigration officials for deportation proceedings.Even if you're a recidivist and jumped a turnstile for the fourth or tenth time, and we arrest you for the misdemeanor crime, that's ...


Pfizer subpoenaed in U.S. over patient assistance plans

- Pfizer Inc said it received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts related to its support for organizations that provide financial help to Medicare patients. "Pfizer is among a number of companies that have received subpoenas regarding this matter," the New York-based company said in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Extra early-bird ticket deadline extended until March 3

Want to attend Disrupt NY 2017 but missed the early bird ticket deadline? You're in luck! We're giving you a few extra days to get your hands on deeply-discounted extra early-bird Disrupt tickets, so you now have until Friday, March 3 to purchase. Extra early-bird tickets will set you back just $1,795 apiece, a full ...

- TechCrunch - US

Announcing the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund for Disrupt NY 2017

After the success of the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund at Disrupt SF and Disrupt London, we are pleased to announce that we will once again be offering scholarships to Startup Battlefield companies at Disrupt NY 2017, taking place May 15-17. Startup Battlefield is TechCrunch Disrupt's startup competition that ...

- TechCrunch - US

Baseball returns with exhibition games in Florida, Arizona

Major League Baseball returns Friday with the first spring training exhibition games of the season. The pre-season games started a week earlier than normal this year due to the World Baseball Classic, which begins next month. Going head-to-head Friday afternoon in the Grapefruit League are the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit ...

- The Week - US

Rep. Peter King says he's done with town halls because his angry constituents 'diminish democracy'

Republican Rep. Peter King of New York said Thursday that he is done holding town hall meetings because his angry constituents "diminish democracy," CNN reports. King, speaking on AM970 The Answer, explained: "There are people who are just angry, they're angry that Trump won, that Hillary lost. There's others who are being, ...

- The Week - US

Business Highlights

___Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surgeNEW YORK " How much more can the "Trump Bump" lift the stock market?U.S. stocks have screamed to records since Election Day because investors are expecting Donald Trump's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Obama returns to Broadway to see Arthur Miller's 'The Price'

NEW YORK " The Obamas just can't quit Broadway.Former President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia Obama have caught a new revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price." They attended the play starring Danny DeVito, John Turturro,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ