President Donald Trump has said the FBI doesn't want to investigate Christine Blasey Ford's assertion that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her, and that it's "not what they do."

In fact, the FBI could certainly investigate Ford's claim, but only if the White House asks the bureau to do so. She has no authority to request it. Neither does the Senate.
The good news from Pyongyang is that North Korea’s dictator says he still wants to give up his nuclear weapons. But Kim Jong Un’s summit Wednesday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the third this year, brought no significant progress toward that goal, notwithstanding the bonhomie.

Kim did pledge to dismantle a missile-test range, but he told Donald Trump the same thing in Singapore in June. This time, though, he will allow international experts to watch. The North Koreans are experts at selling the same horse twice, and it’s disappointing that a minor addition to an already symbolic concession is being hailed as a breakthrough when it was the only concrete result of the summit.

The Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) has for 83 years marked the traditional high point of the Greek economic calendar and forms the venue for each Greek prime minister to lay out the country’s economic priorities for the year and beyond.  The main opposition party is given the opportunity to make a formal rebuttal one week after the prime minister speaks. With this as a backdrop, exhibitors from all over the world but especially the Southeast European region seek to engage new customers and the public at large. Each year a different country is given the status of “Honoured Country” which presents the opportunity to promote that country’s cultural and social accomplishments in addition to purely commercial opportunities.

How do you recover from an emotional meltdown?

That's the challenge tennis player Serena Williams was recently faced. Williams, one of the most celebrated tennis stars of all time, lost the U.S. Open to 20-year-old Japanese phenom Naomi Osaka.

It was a remarkable demonstration of respect and empathy--and just one more reason why opponents' respect for Williams is so great.
The bare-knuckles tactics Uber used to get its way with regulators are not going to work for scooter startups — cities have the upper hand this time.

It wasn’t only consumers who were surprised — some pleasantly so, others not so much. Local governments, too, were forced to scramble to understand and regulate this yet-unseen form of shared transportation.

The startups that put them there, Bird and Lime, employed a tried-and-true playbook, written a few years back by fast-growing ride-hail firms Uber and Lyft, as well as Airbnb: Launch your service in a city without permission, become wildly popular with consumers and then ask for forgiveness when regulators try to throw you out. When that doesn’t work, send in your adoring customers to fight for it. Oh, and a handful of lobbyists. Don’t forget the lobbyists.

Despite a big surplus and multitrillion-dollar reserve balance, Social Security isn't in good shape.
Okay, Democrats. It’s time.

Sunday afternoon at 1:37 pm, the president of the United States tweeted that he is ordering an investigation of the investigation into him. His campaign, okay; but him. Think about that.

Imagine that Hillary Clinton were president and the Republicans were investigating the Clinton Foundation, and she ordered an investigation into that investigation, charging, based on no evidence whatsoever, that the FBI had improperly infiltrated the foundation. And no, this professor is not “proof” of “infiltration.” And anyway, if the FBI has credible reason to believe a crime may have been committed, isn’t infiltration of the enterprise suspected of criminality…their job?
A 23-year-old Wall Street investor explains how he has become successful at such a young age.
Before the opening ceremony, Vice President Mike Pence met with North Korean dissidents. At the opening ceremonies, he sat with the parents of Otto Warmbier, the American student who was imprisoned and injured so gravely during his detention that he died shortly after being flown back to the U.S. In Tokyo, Pence announced that new sanctions would be unveiled soon against North Korea.
North Korea’s Kim family are the greatest abusers of human rights on the planet today. Such a family—more akin to the murderous Corleones in the Godfather trilogy than leaders of a nation-state—deserves to be tried in The Hague for their sins. But instead of a one-way trip to answer for their countless crimes, the killer Kims were instead paid what can only be described as the ultimate honor: VIP seats in a luxury box at the 2018 Winter Games, right there with our own Vice President Mike Pence, thanks to a peace overture pushed by the two Koreas.
Doom, despair, and agony are upon us.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 666 points on Feb. 2. There must be something symbolic that the Dow just happened to fall by a number associated with evil. (Sure, the index technically fell by 665.75 points, but who wants to quibble over a quarter of a point?)
This decline was the worst one-day drop for the Dow since the financial crisis of 2008 -- and we all remember what happened then. So over the weekend, I decided to carefully review my investment portfolio to identify all of the stocks that I should sell if the market continues to fall. It's best to be prepared, right?
In a dark, blue-lit room last December, a man known as MetaphorSX was live-streaming World of Warcraft on Twitch and, during a break, decided to rate female Twitch streamers along with his viewers. One of his buddies, a World of Warcraft commentator, had just fetched him a new specimen: a young woman, wearing little makeup, in a red top and rectangular glasses. Anyone tuning into his channel would see what was on his monitor: a zone in WoW, his shadowy face on the top left and, front and center, the woman streaming League of Legends. A few viewers dropped scores in Twitch chat ranging from 6.5 to 9 in Twitch chat.
“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” — Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day while in office?
Guess what? Donald Trump is a raving idiot. Every sentient person knows this, and if Michael Wolff is to be believed, so does most everyone in the White House. So why are we talking about Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” as if it’s the news sensation of the decade?

The answer lies in that timeless definition of the word “gossip”: Hearing something you like about someone you don’t. “Fire and Fury” is catnip for everyone who detests this president.
The biggest, the best, the longest White House reality episode took place on Tuesday to dismal ratings. Rather than be the sure-fire, live-cast way to change the subject from Michael Wolff's book in which his staff and others declared his dangerous incompetence and show Trump at his deal-making best, the meeting revealed that on the whole Wolff got it right.
You may have heard that our president is a "very stable genius." Some people, even "experts," are questioning the validity of this statement, given that it's not totally in line with all prior and available evidence up to this point, talking 'bout, "That's not the kind of thing stable geniuses say." Um, nice try sweetie, but I think since Trump is, "like, really smart," he would be the expert on this one.
From Google to Harry Potter, here are the most popular hits, movies and innovations are turning the big 2-0 in 2018.
CNN’s John Defterios sat down with regional experts and influencers to discuss Dubai in the year 2050.
FCC head Ajit Pai has always been the scumbag hiding in plain sight. While his weasel-like nature may have never been in question, this week’s sneak attack on net neutrality put to bed any doubt.
Well we are not being judgmental here, not at all!! Be it budget destination wedding India or a lavish wedding, you ought to make a few mistakes and it is totally okay because this is your first experience in taking care of an event as big as a wedding.
Whatever happens now, President Trump cannot stand apart from his decision that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Does his decision improve chances for peace between Israel and the Palestinians?
I am excited when I wake up on Mondays. Now before you think I’m one of those weirdos that enjoys going to class every day, let me assure you, I’m not.
Hotels and resorts can drive exceptional results with a well-developed and aligned social media strategy. Once such businesses understand the power of social media, and how it can affect the guest experience, they usually find that they are natural content generation machines.
So, you know list blog posts are great for generating traffic, but is there an ideal number to use in your title?

Various studies have been conducted on this, providing a range of considerations and conclusions.

To provide some additional food for thought, Venngage looked at more than 120k posts to provide the below research notes - and the ideal numbers to use (and avoid).
The average cost of living in San Francisco with a two-bedroom apartment is $4,650. SmartAsset.com recommends that you make ~$155,000 to sustain this lifestyle. How is this sustainable? It’s not.
When the land down the road from Lorraine Lewandrowski’s home in New York State’s Herkimer county was sold, it was bought by developers who turned the land into a subdivision.
Last week, I interviewed a guy by the name of Alex Voloza. Incredibly, he has learnt to speak 8 languages fluently. He shared a lot of great advice on language learning, explaining the techniques, principles and strategies that enable people to improve quickly.
The media constantly glorifies entrepreneurship and markets it as a luxurious lifestyle. One where you are your own boss, you make the rules, and life is wonderful. However, this is not remotely close to what being a startup founder entails.
The number of people killed in US mass shootings has gone up. Analysts have different theories about why.
The facts behind the latest financial leak, from who's been named to who's the source.
Three events in Saudi Arabia's capital that were not directly linked signal another seismic shift.
Are you trying to figure out how Google decides where to rank your website? Want to know the ranking factors you need to consider when working on your SEO?

We take a look at the reported onsite ranking factors in this infographic.
An Example of an Integrated Marketing Campaign.

Netflix has launched their fall campaign with a strong focus on one of their most popular new series: Stranger Things.
Driving holiday sales means getting creative. For Warby Parker, that means hiring a whimsical artist to create "eye candy."
It looks like automation and robots are actually creating more jobs, not killing them.
What started as a way for founder Kyle Taylor to pay back his college loans quickly became a way of life.
Email marketing can create a direct line to your readers—but how do you create an active email list? Our newest guest blog from Ryan Robinson has the answers.
Forty-five percent of employees say words of affirmation are the primary way they like to be shown appreciation in the workplace.

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