Facebook stock dips after the platform deprioritizes publishers

Facebook shares fell around 5 percent on Friday following the news that the company would retool its News Feed to boost social interactions over stories from publishers. Mark Zuckerberg announced the news on Thursday evening in a post on his own Facebook page to expected investor skittishness. “I want to

Carillion: Banks call for government help

Simon Jack: Carillion’s uncertain future Where did it go wrong for Carillion? How exactly the banks want the government to intervene is unclear. They could want the government to offer some guarantees in case Carillion cannot pay back its debts. Or they may want the government to take some of

Kentucky to add Medicaid work requirement; first state to follow Trump plan

One thing I’ve found in my reporting in Kentucky is significant resentment towards Medicaid enrollees, idea that they’re lazy/undeserving of free health care. https://t.co/WWprCQrVmt — Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) January 12, 2018 Bevin, a Republican, said the decision stemmed from concern about public health. Despite the fact that more Kentuckians have

IKEA Wants You To Pee On Their Advert, And It’s Actually A Pretty Neat Idea.

There aren’t many brands out there that will actively encourage you to take a wee on their adverts. In fact, if we’re honest, we couldn’t think of a single one. Even toilet companies. That changed today when we discovered IKEA’s latest advertising stunt. Weirdly, everyone seems to be onboard with

‘There’s no other word but racist’: Trump’s global rebuke for ‘shithole’ remark

US diplomats around the world were summoned for formal reproach, amid global shock over Trump calling African nations, Haiti and El Salvador shitholes Donald Trump has been branded a shocking and shameful racist after it was credibly reported Trump’s ‘shithole’ comments ‘racist and vile’, says top Democrat video He said

Starz announces ‘John Wick’ TV spinoff

Reeves won't star, but we can all dreamImage: Lionsgate The wildly successful dog revenge fantasy franchise John Wick is coming to premium cable, and expanding the film’s universe beyond the steely gaze and monotone voice of Keanu Reeves’ titular character. Starz and Lionsgate announced The Continental on Friday at the

Donald Trump Cancels His Trip To London, Blames Obama

“Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for ‘peanuts,’ only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars,” Trump tweeted, before continuing:

Here’s what it was like on that cruise that traveled through the bomb cyclone

Nothing like a completely avoidable disaster to totally ruin your expensive cruise. The massive cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway departed New York on Dec. 29, 2017, as it does nearly every week. But this time was different, thanks to the massive bomb cyclone winter storm that rocked the East Coast. SEE

Trapped butcher saved by black pudding

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChris McCabe says he owes his life to the cylinder of blood and suet A butcher who became trapped in a walk-in freezer escaped thanks to a frozen black pudding. Chris McCabe, 70, said he got trapped after the freezer door in

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now an Ecuadorian citizen

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is stateless no more. On Thursday, Ecuador revealed that it had extended citizenship to Assange, a controversial figure who moved into London’s Ecuadorian embassy to evade extradition to Sweden back in 2012. Assange alluded to the citizenship status with a Twitter post depicting him in an

Trump Slams Protections For Immigrants From ‘Shithole’ Countries

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” the president said, sources told The Washington Post. Trump reportedly followed up suggesting the U.S. should welcome more immigrants from countries like Norway.  Trump’s remarks sparked immediate outrage from progressive organizations and Democratic lawmakers, including Reps. Barbara Lee