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Market newcomer Funding Circle see shares flop

BBC Business News - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:51
Shares in the financial technology firm tumble 24% on first day of full trading.
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Market newcomer Funding Circle see shares flop

BBC Business News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:51
Shares in the financial technology firm tumble 24% on first day of full trading.
Categories: Business

Burt Reynolds' movie re-creations fetch $379,500 in Vegas

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:50

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The 1978 Pontiac Trans Am 'Bandit' re-creation fetches $192,500.

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Honda-GM autonomous car tie-up, Rennsport Reunion VI, Mercedes EQC 400 debuts: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:30
Honda invests $2.75B in GM's self-driving car division Honda on Wednesday said that it would invest $2.75 billion over the next 12 years in Cruise, General Motors' self-driving car operations. 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback does well in latest crash tests The redesigned hatchback version of Toyota's compact car has earned a Top Safety Pick award...
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Ai Weiwei Is Taking Over Los Angeles This Fall

Travel and Leisure - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:23
<p>“Instagram is silly, meaningless, senseless,” Ai said. “I use it like a sketchbook.” Mid-interview, he snapped <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlYfnp-AD-9/?hl=en&amp;taken-by=aiww" target="_blank">a photo of me</a> and shared it, captionless, with his 425,000 followers on Instagram. In July, I met the artist, who was sun-tanned and jet-lagged, in Aspen, where he was being <a href="https://www.andersonranch.org/event/22nd-annual-recogntion-dinner/" target="_blank">honored</a> with the International Artist Award at Anderson Ranch, an idyllic arts center tucked in the Rocky Mountains.</p><p>This fall, Ai is opening three back-to-back shows in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/los-angeles" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>: “Life Cycle,” an exhibition featuring <a href="https://marcianoartfoundation.org/exhibition/ai-weiwei-life-cycle/" target="_blank">three large-scale installations</a>, including an airy bamboo sculpture of a raft crowded with figures, at the Marciano Art Foundation (September 28 – March 3, 2019); an installation of salvaged stools and Lego-based portraits at Jeffrey Deitch’s new gallery (September 29 – January 5, 2019); and a marble, grass-patterned sculpture at UTA Artist Space (from October 4). Together, the shows are the most extensive display of Ai’s works Los Angeles has ever seen.</p><img alt="Installation view of "Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle," September 28, 2018–March 3, 2019, at the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1538412065/ai-weiwei-life-cycle-01-AWWLA1018.jpg?itok=prELmoXk"><img alt="Installation view of "Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle," September 28, 2018–March 3, 2019, at the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1538412065/ai-weiwei-life-cycle-02-AWWLA1018.jpg?itok=4YJjltis"><p>From masterful sculptures and imaginative installations to feature-length documentaries and hard-metal music videos, Ai is skilled at traversing mediums and subject matter — often circling back to themes of migration in his <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/visual-arts" target="_blank">art</a>, as in the titular work of “Life Cycle.” “The refugee crisis is so big and so real,” he explained. “I don’t think I have one show that can completely cope with that.” This summer, Ai trekked across Bangladesh with his 9-year old son to bear witness to the Rohingya refugee crisis and to conduct research for his next film. (In 2017, Ai released <em>Human Flow,</em> a documentary about the global refugee crisis that<i> </i>traces how political violence and environmental degradation has forced more than 65 million people from their homes.)</p><p>Ai himself knows what it is to be displaced. In 2011, he was detained in China for 81 days on charges of tax evasion. After his release, the government retained his passport for four years — delayed, no doubt, by his high-profile status and his fierce and persistent criticism of the Chinese government. Germany granted him asylum in 2015, and Ai now lives in Berlin with his partner, the filmmaker Wang Fen, and their son. When he left China, he said, “a very high official told me, ‘Ai Weiwei, next time you’re here, we’re not going to let you out.’ I don’t know if that is a warning or a threat.”</p><p><strong>Related</strong>: <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/ai-weiwei-royal-academy-of-art-exhibit" target="_blank">Check Out Ai Weiwei's Newest Work at The Royal Academy of Art in London</a></p><p>In the years since, Ai has maintained a studio in Beijing to host his curatorial projects and production team. But early in August, the Chinese government ordered the sudden and total demolition of the space, which is documented in harrowing detail on Instagram. It echoed the events of 2011, when his newly built Shanghai studio was razed with little warning.</p><p>His second studio, in East Berlin, sits on the edge of Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg, and acts, according to Ai, “very much like a port. Everything is boxed up.” He said, “I feel so strange when I go to hotels or meet with trustees and there is artwork everywhere, because there isn’t a single artwork in my house.”</p><img alt="Installation view of "Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle," September 28, 2018–March 3, 2019, at the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1538412065/ai-weiwei-life-cycle-03-AWWLA1018.jpg?itok=NkhuLtt4"><p>In China, the name “<a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/ai-weiwei-china-shows" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a>” is nearly unsearchable online. Government agencies have scrubbed the internet so that his works, which shed light on China’s human rights violations and building projects that reek of corruption, are only visible to audiences outside of the country. (Before his arrest, Ai blogged, tweeted, and Instagrammed using a special VPN, which is widely practiced but technically illegal in China.)</p><p>“I question my status as an artist,” he says, “as I do so many other things now.” Ultimately, he says, “artists can be activists” too.</p>
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Is Housing The Ultimate Contrarian Call?

Forbes News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:20
Given the performance of housing related equities in 2018, it is a contrarian call to be bullish on housing, but that's where we see the fundamentals shaking out prospectively.
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Concierge Auctions offers ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to buy historic Italian villa

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:18
Concierge Auctions will offer an 18th-century luxury villa on Lake Como, Italy, at its next online auction on 30 October.
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Honda teams up with GM on self-driving cars

CNN News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:15
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Cannabis 'more harmful than alcohol' for teen brains

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:14
The drug impairs working memory and reasoning and there are long-term effects, a study suggests.
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This Hyperloop pod could carry passengers next year

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That is, assuming HTT can build its track in time for its self-imposed deadline.

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Getting health insurance through work now costs nearly $20,000

CNN News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:02
Employers and workers together are spending close to $20,000 for family health insurance coverage in 2018, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report.
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Manufacturing Business For Sale: Home Based, Eco Friendly Hygiene Manufacturing Business For Sale

Business Now Mag - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:02
I have a pet/ baby/equestrian/ household hygiene / sports concept ready to launch. Eco friendly--safe around children and animals. Over £15k spent on development artwork and stock. Ready to trade worl
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Save 30% off Stays at an Oceanfront Resort in Kauai

Travel and Leisure - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:01
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Entrepreneur: Nike Made $6 Billion From That Colin Kaepernick Ad. Here's What All Brands Can Learn.

Business Now Mag - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 15:00
Taking a big risk sometimes leads to a big reward.
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Cornwall Businnes: The Great Classic Bake Off

Business Now Mag - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:54
Classic Cottages raised £600 for charity through its Macmillan Coffee Morning activity last week.
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BBC Business News Feed: Rocky start for shares in Funding Circle

Business Now Mag - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:52
Shares in the financial technology firm tumble 24% on first day of full trading.
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