1 dead, 3 hurt after an explosion at a medical office building in California

KABC-TV via AP An explosion at a medical office building in Southern California killed a woman and injured three people. Investigators are considering the incident as an intentional act, due to the size of the explosion. “We have not found any type of specific device inside of the building right now that would tell us […]

Fears that China has hurt innovation in the West are overblown

POPULAR concern about free trade with China has focused on the loss of manufacturing jobs in America and Europe. Policymakers have an additional worry: that China’s rise is hurting innovation in the West. This fear is among the small set of issues that unites American Democrats and Republicans. In 2016 Barack Obama’s commerce secretary said […]

Apple’s Siri reportedly hurt by flawed code, scalability, and management

A new report today from The Information (paywalled, via 9to5Mac) discusses the troubled seven-year history of Apple’s digital assistant Siri, describing it as “a problem” for Apple, and blaming it for the underwhelming performance of Apple’s smart speaker HomePod. Contrasting somewhat with a Siri cofounder’s recent cla…Read More

A Provision Hidden in the Banking Bill Could Hurt Black Homeowners

Imagine two families in Mobile, Alabama, trying to buy a home. The households are similar in many ways. They have roughly the same income and employment history. They are seeking to buy similar three-bedroom ranches in comparable, quiet neighborhoods. They both want a loan from the same local bank, and both want to put down […]

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher explains surprise area Liverpool can hurt Man Utd

The last four meetings between United and Liverpool have ended in draws and this weekend’s match is expected to be another tight affair. Jose Mourinho has outsmarted Jurgen Klopp’s attacking style of play in recent games, restricting Liverpool’s forward players. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firming have been in excellent form all season long […]

Recent tax reforms in America will hurt charities

DESPITE its oft-professed pro-market orthodoxy, America has always had an unusually large non-profit sector. Americans gave $ 390bn to charity in 2016, with the bulk of contributions coming from individual donors. Historically, revenues at non-profits tend to track GDP growth. The recent tax reforms imply that despite strong economic growth, charitable contributions in America are […]

Making Google and Facebook pay fair amount of tax could hurt UK, analysts warn

Proposals for giant tech companies such as Google and Facebook to pay significantly more tax in the UK could harm investment, analysts have warned. It comes as the British government considers imposing new tax rules. Tech companies generating profit from activities in the UK currently have their tax levied on profit. But, in a bid […]

Recent tax reforms in America will hurt charities

DESPITE its oft-professed pro-market orthodoxy, America has always had an unusually large non-profit sector. Americans gave $ 390bn to charity in 2016, with the bulk of contributions coming from individual donors. Historically, revenues at non-profits tend to track GDP growth. The recent tax reforms imply that despite strong economic growth, charitable contributions in America are […]

Hugh Grant: ‘Robert Downey Jr HATED me when we shot Restoration, I was so hurt’

The two stars worked together 22 years ago on the Oscar-winning period drama, Restoration. Now the 57-year-old Brit has revealed how he believes the Iron Man actor had a problem with him. Speaking with People, Grant said: “[He] hated me. We did a thing called Restoration, and he took one look at me and wanted […]

The way a narcissist’s brain works can help unravel whether they mean to hurt their partners or not

Ali Marel / Unsplash Being in a relationship with a narcissist is hard work. They are very insecure and sensitive people, which means they can take offence very easily. This can end up in couples having the same arguments over and over again. Sometimes they are unaware of being abusive to their partners, but other […]