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Madonna Buys The Weeknd’s Mansion for $19 Million: Go Inside the Hot Property – E! Online

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Hollywood’s “Material Girl” is ready for a new home. E! News can confirm Madonna recently purchased a Los Angeles estate for $19.3 million. In fact, the property was… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Virginia awards $6.3 million in workforce development, other grants

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Virginia has awarded $6.3 million worth of grants designed to spur economic growth, which includes workforce development grants, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday. The money will be dispersed among 15 projects, which include workforce development, site development and infrastructure,......

Republican pushback on Covid emergency could cost Wisconsin’s neediest residents $50 million in monthly food stamps

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Wisconsin Supreme Court late last month blocked Evers from repeatedly extending the state’s public health emergency without approval from lawmakers, immediately striking down the governor’s statewide mask mandate. The legislature had sought to overturn one of Evers’ prior......

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ tops $60 million domestically, the best box office haul of the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Godzilla and King Kong battle in Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Source: Warner Bros. “Godzilla vs. Kong” is smashing pandemic box office records. On Saturday Warner Bros., which produced the movie alongside Legendary, revealed that its kaiju-filled film had topped......

Chris Cox earned cash and stock worth $69 million after rejoining Facebook last year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chris Cox Asa Mathat | Re/code Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox got paid approximately $69 million to rejoin the social media company in 2020. Cox rejoined Facebook in June 2020 after a more than one year hiatus away from......

California to devote $536 million in fight against devastating wildfires

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here California will authorize $536 million toward forest management projects and efforts to reduce wildfires before the worst of the fire season strikes later this year, Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders said Thursday. That more than doubles $200 million......

Big $40 million options trade bets on near-term stock market tumble

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NEW YORK, April 8 (Reuters) – A massive trade in the U.S. options market on Thursday appears to be betting that the calm enveloping U.S. stocks in recent weeks will give way to a big rise in volatility over the next three months. One or more traders laid out a......

$270 million in farmland preservation grants awarded to five Virginia localities

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Virginia will distribute $270,000 in farmland preservation grants to five localities, Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced this week. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been reminded how important Virginia’s farms are to getting food into our stores and onto......

SoftBank invests $500 million in digital mortgage lender Better.com

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Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past signage for SoftBank Corp. near a store in Tokyo, Japan, on May 15, 2020. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images SoftBank has invested $500 million in digital mortgage lender Better.com amid what has been a hot U.S. residential real estate and mortgage refinancing market......

Verizon recalls 2.5 million hotspot devices due to fire hazard

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg speaks on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, October 22, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Verizon is recalling 2.5 million hotspot devices after discovering that the lithium ion battery can overheat, creating a fire......

6 million people applied for unemployment a year ago. They’re still near pre-pandemic highs

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person walks under a marquis for a closed down Paramount theater in Oakland, Calif. on Feb. 12, 2021. JOSH EDELSON | AFP | Getty Images It’s been a year since unemployment claims peaked at nosebleed levels and signaled the......

156 million coronavirus relief payments issued

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan, including 25 million payments that were primarily to Social Security beneficiaries who hadn’t filed 2019 or 2020......

Former President Trump’s PAC has $85 million on hand as he prepares for midterms and possible 2024 run

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, U.S. February 28, 2021. Octavio Jones | Reuters Former President Donald Trump‘s political action committee has amassed a war chest of more than $85 million......

South Korea’s SK Group buys 16.3% stake in Vietnam’s VinCommerce for $410 million

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of SK Innovation is seen in front of its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s third-largest conglomerate, SK Group, said on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire a 16.3% stake in Vietnam’s VinCommerce, a retail affiliate......

Why we’re investing $150 million to bring biology and AI together: Eric and Wendy Schmidt

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Life and computer sciences have long moved in parallel. In the mid-1950s, Rosalind Franklin confirmed the structure of DNA while computer scientists were creating artificial intelligence, teaching machines to play checkers. Twenty years later, Moore’s Law as we know......

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ tops the pandemic box office with $32.2 million in domestic opening weekend

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Godzilla and King Kong battle in Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Source: Warner Bros. The domestic box office is back. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” tallied a pandemic-best opening over the weekend, securing $32.2 million over Friday, Saturday......

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