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Why Twitter’s influence goes beyond its user numbers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Twitter was born in 2006 out of the remnants of another San Francisco company called Odeo. Twitter went public in 2013, and hit its peak stock value shortly after. But the company’s influence since then has only grown. Twitter now......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

How Empty Stadiums Could Influence Referee Decision-Making

Sports Illustrated
If you think Auburn-Alabama makes for a fierce rivalry, it’s an intrastate cuddle puddle compared to the Derby di Sicilia. Since 1935, the two most prominent soccer clubs in Sicily—Calcio Catania and Palermo Calcio—have fought for supremacy in what is less an annual Serie A soccer match than a tribal......
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China influence in Southeast Asia is growing — and the U.S. has some catching up to do

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Fred Dufour | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. is playing catch-up to China’s......
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Op-ed: China is testing a national digital currency — one piece in Xi’s bid for global influence

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This is the way new eras unfold – gradually at first and then suddenly.  Chinese President Xi Jinping’s apparent rolling of the dice on Hong Kong ahead of this week’s National People’s Congress is just one of his many calculated......
New York Times - Politics

Jailed Saudis Seek Influence in Washington to Counter Crown Prince

New York Times
WASHINGTON — A handful of prominent jailed Saudis and their allies, concluding they are unlikely to win release by pleading directly with their own government, are planning to press their cases in Washington, including by hiring lobbyists with connections in President Trump’s orbit. The unusual prospect of Saudis publicly airing......
New York Times - Politics

Democrats Accuse Conservatives of a ‘Dark Money’ Bid to Influence Judges

New York Times
Some top Democratic senators on Tuesday accused the Federalist Society of supporting a conservative “dark money” campaign to influence the federal judiciary, including who gets selected to become a judge and how he or she rules once on the bench. Both of President Trump’s appointees to the Supreme Court had......

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