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Consumer financial protection was a joke under Trump. Rohit Chopra could turn it around in a big way

Another of President Biden’s very well-chosen Day One firings (or forced resignations) of highly partisan, unqualified Trump appointees was Kathy Kraninger, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Kraninger had no background in consumer p
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Consumer financial protection was a joke under Trump. Rohit Chopra could turn it around in a big way

Another of President Biden’s very well-chosen Day One firings (or forced resignations) of highly partisan, unqualified Trump appointees was Kathy Kraninger, the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Kraninger had no background in consumer protection, which was fine since she was not put in the job to protect consumers. She quickly gutted a crackdown on payday lenders and protections against predatory lending for military families.  Biden’s pick for Kraninger’s replacement is one of his most exciting nominations. If confirmed, Rohit Chopra could turn things around in a big way. Chopra was hired by Elizabeth Warren to work on student loan issues at the CFPB under President Obama and is now on the Federal Trade Commission. 

Trump's Diet Coke button is a reminder of the most laughable, hypocritical parts of his presidency

«Trump seemed to believe that rules, of any sort, don't apply to him. That guided his food and beverage choices»
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Trump's Diet Coke button is a reminder of the most laughable, hypocritical parts of his presidency

«Trump seemed to believe that rules, of any sort, don't apply to him. That guided his food and beverage choices»

Rowdy youth torch Covid-19 testing site in Netherlands as nighttime curfew triggers unrest (VIDEOS)

The Netherlands has endured its first night of curfew imposed in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The restriction was broken at multiple locations with things getting particularly hot in one town. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rowdy youth torch Covid-19 testing site in Netherlands as nighttime curfew triggers unrest (VIDEOS)

The Netherlands has endured its first night of curfew imposed in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The restriction was broken at multiple locations with things getting particularly hot in one town. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘He went crazy’: Russian team disqualified after skier clashes with Finnish rival before PLOWING INTO him at finish line (VIDEO)

The Russian men’s first team were stripped of their bronze medal in the 4 x 7.5 km relay at the Cross-country World Cup stage in Finland after skier Alexander Bolshunov clashed with a rival. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘He went crazy’: Russian team disqualified after skier clashes with Finnish rival before PLOWING INTO him at finish line (VIDEO)

The Russian men’s first team were stripped of their bronze medal in the 4 x 7.5 km relay at the Cross-country World Cup stage in Finland after skier Alexander Bolshunov clashed with a rival. Read Full Article at RT.com

Germany buys Trump-touted antibody cocktail against Covid-19 at $2,400 per dose – health minister

The German government has purchased 200,000 doses of the drug which was used to treat then-President Donald Trump during his brief stint at a hospital in the wake of a positive Covid-19 test. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Germany buys Trump-touted antibody cocktail against Covid-19 at $2,400 per dose – health minister

The German government has purchased 200,000 doses of the drug which was used to treat then-President Donald Trump during his brief stint at a hospital in the wake of a positive Covid-19 test. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Galactic Civilizations 3 is an awesome strategy game and it's completely free - CNET

This week's free game from Epic is the critically acclaimed and fan favorite galaxy-spanning turn-based 4X strategy simulation -- regularly $40.
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Galactic Civilizations 3 is an awesome strategy game and it's completely free - CNET

This week's free game from Epic is the critically acclaimed and fan favorite galaxy-spanning turn-based 4X strategy simulation -- regularly $40.

China’s century: Yuan to dethrone US dollar as major global currency, trend forecaster tells Max Keiser

China has become the only major economy left standing after the coronavirus pandemic rattled global trade and is set to strip the US of its leading positions soon, Gerald Celente, publisher of The Trends Journal, believes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China’s century: Yuan to dethrone US dollar as major global currency, trend forecaster tells Max Keiser

China has become the only major economy left standing after the coronavirus pandemic rattled global trade and is set to strip the US of its leading positions soon, Gerald Celente, publisher of The Trends Journal, believes. Read Full Article at RT.com

Best cargo e-bikes for 2021 - CNET

Want an e-bike to haul groceries, packages or your kids? These are a safe bet to get you around town with a little assistance from an environmentally friendly electric motor.
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Best cargo e-bikes for 2021 - CNET

Want an e-bike to haul groceries, packages or your kids? These are a safe bet to get you around town with a little assistance from an environmentally friendly electric motor.

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8 investors tell us the story behind the Romanian startup boom

With record funding levels and three unicorns to show, local investors are buoyant about Romania’s prospects heading into 2021. We caught up with eight of them recently, and heard how the country’s technical talent pool, broadband access and low c
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8 investors tell us the story behind the Romanian startup boom

With record funding levels and three unicorns to show, local investors are buoyant about Romania’s prospects heading into 2021. We caught up with eight of them recently, and heard how the country’s technical talent pool, broadband access and low cost of living have positioned it for the era of remote-first global companies across industries. The […]

Watch SpaceX’s first dedicated rideshare rocket launch live, carrying a record-breaking payload of satellites

  SpaceX is set to launch the very first of its dedicated rideshare missions – an offering it introduced in 2019 that allows small satellite operators to book a portion of a payload on a Falcon 9 launch. SpaceX’s rocket has a relatively high pay
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Watch SpaceX’s first dedicated rideshare rocket launch live, carrying a record-breaking payload of satellites

  SpaceX is set to launch the very first of its dedicated rideshare missions – an offering it introduced in 2019 that allows small satellite operators to book a portion of a payload on a Falcon 9 launch. SpaceX’s rocket has a relatively high payload capacity compared to the size of many of the small satellites […]

How VCs and founders see 2021 differently

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Click here if you want it in your inbox every Saturday mo
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How VCs and founders see 2021 differently

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Click here if you want it in your inbox every Saturday morning. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. We’re shaking things up this weekend in […]

Instacart to eliminate about 2,000 jobs and GitHub head of HR resigns

Hey y’all. You’ve just landed on Human Capital, the weekly newsletter that details the latest in labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech. The week kicked off with GitHub making a public apology to the person the company terminated for cautioning hi
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Instacart to eliminate about 2,000 jobs and GitHub head of HR resigns

Hey y’all. You’ve just landed on Human Capital, the weekly newsletter that details the latest in labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech. The week kicked off with GitHub making a public apology to the person the company terminated for cautioning his employees about Nazis in D.C. on the day of the insurrection at the […]

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Hawaii reports decline in December hotel occupancy rate

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii has reported its hotel occupancy rates have declined by more than half in December compared to the same time in 2019, although the rates have gradually increased in recent months. Hawaii Tourism Authority data shows that 23.9% of hotel
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Hawaii reports decline in December hotel occupancy rate

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii has reported its hotel occupancy rates have declined by more than half in December compared to the same time in 2019, although the rates have gradually increased in recent months. Hawaii Tourism Authority data shows that 23.9% of hotel rooms in the state were full last ...

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Forging a bridge between our physical and digital realms, Wei Wei’s monochrome images are dispatches from an in-between world—one that is both futuristic and nostalgic.
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Forging a bridge between our physical and digital realms, Wei Wei’s monochrome images are dispatches from an in-between world—one that is both futuristic and nostalgic.

Indonesia to deport Russian social media star who held party

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) - A Russian social media celebrity was being deported from Indonesia on Sunday after he held a party at a luxury hotel on the resort island of Bali attended by more than 50 people despite coronavirus restrictions. The party held on Ja
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Indonesia to deport Russian social media star who held party

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) - A Russian social media celebrity was being deported from Indonesia on Sunday after he held a party at a luxury hotel on the resort island of Bali attended by more than 50 people despite coronavirus restrictions. The party held on Jan. 11 violated health protocols put ...

Florida attraction to get glass-bottom boat for wheelchairs

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Florida’s 150 years of treating tourists to gushing springs, lolling manatees, curious fish and emerald grasses undulating in invisible currents is about to take a turn because of a chance remark. In 2015, Paula Russo, a volunteer for th
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Florida attraction to get glass-bottom boat for wheelchairs

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Florida’s 150 years of treating tourists to gushing springs, lolling manatees, curious fish and emerald grasses undulating in invisible currents is about to take a turn because of a chance remark. In 2015, Paula Russo, a volunteer for the Florida State Parks Foundation, set up a ...

About 20% of all Hawaii parking tickets since 2015 unpaid

HONOLULU (AP) - About 20% of all parking tickets issued in Hawaii over the last five years have gone unpaid, amounting to a total of nearly $11 million in uncollected fines, according to state records. The main offenders for the unpaid fines are rental car co
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About 20% of all Hawaii parking tickets since 2015 unpaid

HONOLULU (AP) - About 20% of all parking tickets issued in Hawaii over the last five years have gone unpaid, amounting to a total of nearly $11 million in uncollected fines, according to state records. The main offenders for the unpaid fines are rental car companies, Hawaii News Now reported ...

Bus heading to Grand Canyon rolls over; 1 dead, 2 critical

PHOENIX (AP) - A Las Vegas-based tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, killing one person and critically injuring two others, authorities said. The cause of the wreck around noon Friday was not yet known, said Ani
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Bus heading to Grand Canyon rolls over; 1 dead, 2 critical

PHOENIX (AP) - A Las Vegas-based tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, killing one person and critically injuring two others, authorities said. The cause of the wreck around noon Friday was not yet known, said Anita Mortensen, a spokeswoman for the Mohave ...

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Report: Buccaneers want Antonio Brown back for 2021 season

In eight games this season, Brown had 45 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns. He instantly became one of Brady's top targets alongside Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski. 
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Report: Buccaneers want Antonio Brown back for 2021 season

In eight games this season, Brown had 45 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns. He instantly became one of Brady's top targets alongside Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski. 

Report: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes not 100%, suffering from turf toe

Patrick Mahomes exited last weekend's divisional-round matchup against the Cleveland Browns with a concussion, but he also suffered another injury during the contest. 
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Report: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes not 100%, suffering from turf toe

Patrick Mahomes exited last weekend's divisional-round matchup against the Cleveland Browns with a concussion, but he also suffered another injury during the contest. 

Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier secures 50th career win

The defending drivers’ champion broke the record of seven Monte Carlo wins set by his former nemesis, Sebastien Loeb, and also equalled Walter Rohrl’s 37-year-old record of winning the WRC’s blue riband event with four different manufacturers during hi
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Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier secures 50th career win

The defending drivers’ champion broke the record of seven Monte Carlo wins set by his former nemesis, Sebastien Loeb, and also equalled Walter Rohrl’s 37-year-old record of winning the WRC’s blue riband event with four different manufacturers during his career.Toyota driver Ogier claimed victory on three of the four stages held on Sunday, including the Power Stage with its five ...Keep reading

Ocon: WRC stars must have «balls of steel»

The Frenchman drove an Alpine A110S on the first two stages of the Monte Carlo Rally as the official VIP course car, carrying his regular race number, 31. Ocon admitted that driving the sportscar on the slippery wet roads, while being fed informatio
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Ocon: WRC stars must have «balls of steel»

The Frenchman drove an Alpine A110S on the first two stages of the Monte Carlo Rally as the official VIP course car, carrying his regular race number, 31. Ocon admitted that driving the sportscar on the slippery wet roads, while being fed information by a co-driver, took some getting used to.His only previous experience of an Alpine came when he lapped the Nurburgring during the ...Keep reading

Phoenix rules out competing with Audi in DTM 2021

Phoenix has a long history in the DTM dating back to the German championship's revival in 2000, and has powered Martin Tomczyk and Mike Rockenfeller to the drivers’ title since its switch from Opel to Audi machinery in 2006.But while fellow ex-Audi squads A
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Phoenix rules out competing with Audi in DTM 2021

Phoenix has a long history in the DTM dating back to the German championship's revival in 2000, and has powered Martin Tomczyk and Mike Rockenfeller to the drivers’ title since its switch from Opel to Audi machinery in 2006.But while fellow ex-Audi squads Abt and Rosberg have already announced plans to stay in the series under GT3 regulations, Phoenix has yet to put together a DTM programme ...Keep reading

Stroll calls 2020 season a year of «missed opportunity»

The Canadian took his maiden pole position for the team - then called Racing Point - at the Turkish Grand Prix last season, and enjoyed two podium finishes as he enjoyed a step forward in form from his team.But while chuffed with the good days, he still think
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Stroll calls 2020 season a year of «missed opportunity»

The Canadian took his maiden pole position for the team - then called Racing Point - at the Turkish Grand Prix last season, and enjoyed two podium finishes as he enjoyed a step forward in form from his team.But while chuffed with the good days, he still thinks more could have been more possible were it not for bad luck and catching COVID-19.“We had some good results: a few fourth places ...Keep reading

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