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New CFPB Head Reverses Another Policy By Predecessor Mick Mulvaney

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reversing yet another policy her predecessor put in place at the financial watchdog. CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger said Thursday that she would restore the bureau’s advisory boards back to two-year terms, and would allow half of the board’s existing membership to continue serving. The agency would also increase the number of board meetings per year from two to three. Mick Mulvaney, who ran the CFPB for President Donald...
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Donald Trump, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, Consumer Advisory Board, Summer Concepcion, Trump Swamp, Kathy Kraninger, AP story

The New & Improved Project Runway Tackles A Lot More Than Just Clothes

"I want Karlie to critique my collection.""Guys, act like TV stars!""Someone let me know if I'm flashing the camera."I heard a lot of stuff during my afternoon spent with Project Runway 3.0’s newly minted cast at Refinery29’s New York headquarters. Jokes were made, eyes were rolled and astrological signs were debated. But despite the offscreen fun and the harsh (but necessary) "You're not going to Paris" moments, this season aims to be about much more than just drama and dresses.The beloved rea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, America, Paris, Bravo, Maxwell, Conde Nast, Karlie Kloss, Heidi Klum, Garcia, CFDA, Teen Vogue, Nina Garcia, Longview Texas, Karlie

Suspect in mob boss slaying could face lethal Mafia justice

NEW YORK (AP) — As Anthony Comello sits in jail on murder charges, he may have more than legal problems to worry about — namely, whether the Mafia is going to get its hands on him. The man he is accused of killing was the reputed boss of New York’s Gambino crime family, Francesco “Franky […]
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Mafia, Nation & World, Anthony Comello, Francesco Franky

Comcast to sell streaming-TV bundle for internet customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month. The new service, “Flex,” available March 26, brings together apps that customers already pay for, like Netflix, Amazon’s video or HBO, and free services like YouTube, Pluto and Tubi, and lets users search for TV shows and […]
Tags: Business, Hbo, New York, Technology, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Comcast, Netflix Amazon, Tubi, YouTube Pluto

AOC Fires Back After Laura Ingraham Makes Fun Of Her "Latina Thing"

Fox News host Laura Ingraham once called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a horsewoman of the apocalypse and she is now focusing on the story that really matters: how the New York congresswoman pronounces her own name.Ingraham, who once said she was learning Spanish for her Guatemalan daughter, asked conservative lawyer Joe diGenova during a segment on her show, Ingraham Angle, whether he had noticed that Ocasio-Cortez "put on" an accent when introducing herself."She does the Latina thing where sh...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Brazil, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Puerto Rico, Cortez, Aoc, Carl, Laura Ingraham, Joe diGenova

CFPB’s Kraninger reverses Mulvaney changes to advisory board

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reversing yet another policy her predecessor put in place at the financial watchdog. CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger said Thursday that she would restore the bureau’s advisory boards back to two-year terms, and would allow half of the board’s existing membership to […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, Nation, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mulvaney, Kathy Kraninger

Family Office With London Roots Goes on Global Buying Spree - Bloomberg

Family Office With London Roots Goes on Global Buying Spree - Bloomberg:Alvarium Investments, a multifamily office with stakes in some City of London hotels, has snapped up five small wealth-management firms in the past eight months, adding about $1 billion in client assets. The latest acquisition was Paris-based asset manager Iskander, Alvarium said in a statement Thursday that didn’t include terms. Other recent purchases include U.K.-based Casteel Capital in February, Swiss multifamily office ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, New York, London, Paris, New Zealand, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dilmun, LJ Partnership, Peterson Group, Iskander Alvarium, Casteel Capital

Morningside Technology Ventures leads $11 mln Series A funding in Jitjatjo

Morningside Technology Ventures led an $11 million Series A funding round in Jitjatjo, which matches hospitality operators with vetted industry professionals using artificial intelligence. Mick Sawka of Morningside Technology Advisory, will join Jitjatjo’s board of directors. Press Release Jitjatjo, the mobile staffing marketplace that leverages artificial intelligence to instantly and accurately match hospitality operators with vetted industry professionals, today announced that the company has...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, New York City, Trends, Chicago, United States, Company, CHAN, VC Deals, Morningside, Morningside Technology Ventures, Jitjatjo, Mick Sawka, Morningside Technology Advisory, Morningside Technology Advisory LLC, Jitjatjo s Board

Institute – “Dazzle Paint”

Since their sophomore album, Subordination, came out in 2017, half of Institute moved from their Austin home turf to New York, so the band's upcoming third album was their first written with quite a bit of continent between them. But the band reconvened in Houston last year to record their latest with Uniform's … More »
Tags: Music, New York, Austin, Houston, Institute

Spotify Songwriter Town Hall Charm Offensive: Go Ahead, Make My Day [Op-Ed]

In an effort to combat some of the negative press it's been receiving over its efforts to keep down songwriter royalty rates, Spotify is planning to hold a series of "town halls" where songwriters can air their concerns, a tactic the streaming company tried in 2014, with less than ideal results. ________________________ Op-ed by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions If you’ve heard about the high turnover at Spotify, here’s the latest confirmation:  Someone at Spotify evidently thinks...
Tags: Spotify, Music, New York, Texas, Marketing, US, Los Angeles, Guest Post, Streaming, Nashville, Music Business, Soho House, Blake Morgan, Chris Castle, Publishing & Songwriting, Copyright Royalty Board First

Instead Of Trashing Or Replacing Its Old-Style, Stereotyped Colonists-Meet-Indians Diorama, This Museum Is Interrogating It

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has a 1939 diorama purporting to show a diplomatic meeting between governor Peter Stuyvesant of New Amsterdam (today’s Manhattan) and some Lenape Indians, and — not everything in it is wrong (Stuyvesant really did have a pegleg), but in 2019, you can’t call it accurate. So the Museum decided to make the diorama an exhibit on old stereotypes, with labeling explaining the differences between what’s shown and what’s known of the site’s actual hist...
Tags: Art, New York, Manhattan, American Museum of Natural History, Stuyvesant, Issues, SJ, New Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant, 03.20.19, Ana Fota

NY Man Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison For Threatening To Kill Obama, Waters

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New York man faces up to 20 years in prison for threatening to kill former President Barack Obama and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. According to , a jury convicted Stephen Taubert on Wednesday. The charges stemmed from phone calls, including racial slurs, that he made to Democratic Congressional offices. In 2018, Taubert called Waters’ Los Angeles office and said he was going to kill the congresswoman and every memb...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, California, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, Syracuse, Maxine Waters, Minnesota Sen Al Franken, Democratic Congressional, Taubert, Summer Concepcion, Waters Los Angeles, AP story, Stephen Taubert

ACON buys JD Beauty from Topspin Partners to merge with Goody Products

ACON Investments acquired JD Beauty Co. and will merge the company with Goody Products, Inc., which ACON purchased in August 2018. ACON acquired JD Beauty from Topspin Partners. ACON is building a multi-platform, diversified haircare platform. Jeffrey Davidson, CEO of JD Beauty, will become CEO of the combined platform. Press Release ACON Investments, L.L.C. and its affiliates (“ACON”), owners of Goody Products, Inc. (“Goody”), today announced it has completed the acquisition of JD Beauty Co., L...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, Trends, Washington Dc, Goody, ACON, PE Deals, Ouidad, ACON Investments, ACON Investments ACON Investments L L C, Washington DC Los Angeles Mexico City São Paulo, United States Latin America, Newell Brands, Topspin Partners, Jeff Rosenzweig

The NYC Luxury Retail World Is Already Crowded. Can Neiman Marcus and Hudson Yards Stand Out?

Perhaps more than any other city in the world, New York is a metropolis of department stores. The city boasts several famed flagships, including the massive Macy's in Herald Square, the original Bloomingdale's on 59th street, luxury epicenter Barneys New York and Fifth Avenue icons Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. Last week, an outsider...
Tags: New York, Advertising, Barneys New York, Retail, Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Macy, Bloomingdale, Bergdorf Goodman, Herald Square, Saks Fifth Avenue Last

A portfolio manager at a $43 billion hedge fund explains firms' flawed approach to using alternative data, and how they can fix it

Mike Chen, a portfolio manager at PanAgora Asset Management, said firms are struggling to find value in alternative data because of their approach. Instead of trying out a variety of data feeds, Chen said firms should first develop a specific investment question they'd like to solve. Wall Street investors have recently voiced frustration over generating substantial returns using alternative data in their trading strategies.    Like trying to drink water straight from a fire hydrant, investors...
Tags: New York, Samsung, Trends, Nasdaq, Chen, Mike Chen, PanAgora Asset Management, PanAgora

Stocks move broadly higher, led by technology companies

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Thursday as technology stocks offset declines in the banking sector. Apple rose 2.8 percent as it continues to announce new products. Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants soared 6.4 percent after reporting earnings that were far better than analysts were expecting. […]
Tags: Apple, Business, New York, News, Ap, Nation, Darden Restaurants, Olive Garden

David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long. He made that admission during an appearance Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Letterman quit in 2015 after 33 years as a late-night host on CBS and NBC, and is beginning his second season on his more […]
Tags: New York, Television, News, Nbc, Entertainment, David Letterman, Ap, Nation, Cbs, Ellen Degeneres, Letterman, Nation & World

US Supreme Court Says UK National Gallery Can Keep Contested Matisse

“Three grandchildren of Greta Moll, the muse depicted in the portrait, had argued that the painting was taken in violation of international law and demanded that the National Gallery pay $30 million in compensation for the painting or return it. But last September, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York affirmed a lower-court decision that the National Gallery and Britain were immune from the jurisdiction of US courts,” and the Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal. – The Art Ne...
Tags: Art, New York, Supreme Court, US, Britain, National Gallery, Visual, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 03.19.19, Greta Moll

Dror Benshetrit is Joining We Company as Co-Founder of New Smart Cities Initiative

After recently expanding into co-living with WeLive and education with WeGrow, the We Company—formerly known as WeWork—has announced it will also be launching a smart cities program, led by former Waze executive Di-Ann Eisnor and designer, futurist and 2018 Core77 Design Awards Jury Captain Dror Benshetrit. Together the two will "build a team of engineers, architects, data scientists, and biologists who will work to fuse nature, design, technology, and community in our cities in order to measura...
Tags: New York, Design, Turkey, Urbanism, Architecture, Canada, Waze, Buenos Aires, Euclid, Ann Eisnor, Holland Park, Design Business, Dror, Montreal Dome, Dror Benshetrit, Benshetrit

Perfect Album: Louisiana Slim

One of my favorite 1970s Hammond organists is Leon Spencer. Along with Melvin Sparks (g) Idris Muhammad (d) and Buddy Caldwell (cga), Spencer was a virtual house organist for Prestige during that decade. In addition to recording behind Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons, Spencer was on several Blue Note albums by Lou Donaldson. In between, Spencer recorded a handful of leadership albums for Prestige. His finest, Louisiana Slim, is perfect on every score. Recorded in 1971 and produced by Bob Porter, t...
Tags: New York, Boston, Jazz, Bob, Marvin Gaye, Hammond, Spencer, Grover Washington Jr, Buddy Caldwell, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson, Marc Myers, Oscar Pettiford, Maynard Ferguson, Sonny Stitt, Idris Muhammad

Charles Kushner Writes Op-Ed To Push Back On ‘Crazy Stuff’ Written About His Business

Charles Kushner, father of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and founder of Kushner Companies, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post Wednesday to push back against the “crazy stuff” written about his company. “Jared’s service to the country has brought unprecedented scrutiny of the Kushner Companies from the media and government investigators,” he writes. “We are happy to assist with all inquiries, but I must note that we are already voluntarily adhering to the strictest standards to a...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, White House, Jared, Kushner, Kushner Companies, Jared Kushner, Charles Kushner, Kushner Cos, Kate Riga

“Start Losing Again”

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, A depleted lineup is a positive for the Wings. Goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Bernier, who is slated to start against the Blues, have put the Wings on a two-game winning streak, but it’s better for the organization’s draft lottery odds if they start losing again, and the next three opponents — St. Louis, Vegas and San Jose — are all jockeying for playoff positioning. More: Detroit Red Wings extend Jimmy Howard, hope to pay him pl...
Tags: New York, Sport, Wings, San Jose, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, NHL, St Louis, Detroit, Detroit Free Press, Daley, Jonathan Bernier, Jimmy Howard, Brian Lashoff, Helene St James, Dennis Cholowski

AI-powered recruiter Fetcher raises $5.4 mln led by Slow Ventures, Accomplice

New York-base Fetcher, provider of a recruiting platform that uses AI and human expertise to find top talent, announced it has raised $5.4 million in an oversubscribed seed round led by Accomplice and Slow Ventures, with full participation by existing investors Picus and Revel Partners. The round also included individual investors Paul English (founder of Kayak), Amol Sarva (founder of Knotel) and James Joaquin (co-founder of Obvious Ventures). Source: Company announcement
Tags: New York, Trends, James Joaquin, Slow Ventures, Picus, VC Deals, Knotel, Fetcher, Slow Ventures Accomplice, Obvious Ventures Source : Company

Shazam! Warner Bros. and Snapchat Created the App’s First-Ever Voice-Activated AR Lens

Warner Bros. feature film Shazam! debuts in theaters April 5, and the studio teamed up with Snapchat to create the first-ever voice-activated augmented reality lens to back the movie. The lens will be available in over 20 global territories, including the U.K., France and Mexico. In addition, billboards in New York's Times Square and Hollywood...
Tags: New York, Mexico, France, Advertising, Warner Bros, Times Square, Social Pro Daily, Shazam Warner Bros, First Ever Voice Activated AR Lens

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 100: Hear the Great San Francisco Poet Read “Trump’s Trojan Horse,” “Pity the Nation” & Many Other Poems

It has been a season of mourning for literature: first the death of Mary Oliver and now W.S. Merwin, two writers who left a considerable imprint on over half a century of American poetry. Considering the fact that founding father of the Beats and proprietor of world-renowned City Lights Bookstore, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, turns 100 on March 24th, maybe a few more people have glanced over to check on him. How’s he doing? He's grown "frail and nearly blind," writes Chloe Veltman at The Guard...
Tags: Google, New York, Navy, Washington Post, College, Poetry, San Francisco, Charles, UC Berkeley, Chinatown, Columbia, City Lights, Trump, Coney Island, Ginsberg, Edward Gorey

GOP Senators Push Back Against Trump’s Relentless McCain Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain , even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his anti-McCain tirade in Ohio on Wednesday, several leading Republicans had signaled a new willingness to defy Trump by defending the Vietnam War veteran as a hero seven months after he died of brain c...
Tags: Utah, New York, News, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Ap, Gop, United States, Arizona, Mitt Romney

Egyptian Military Sues One Of Country’s Most Popular Novelists For Insulting President

Alaa Al-Aswany (The Yacoubian Building) is accused in the suit of “insulting the president, the Armed Forces, and judicial institutions” in a set of articles he wrote for the Arabic service of Deutsche Welle, Germany’s equivalent of the BBC World Service. Al-Aswany, who currently lives in New York, responded that the lawsuit is “a clear violation of article 65 of the Egyptian constitution, which states, ‘Freedom of thought and opinion is guaranteed.'” – Melville House
Tags: Art, New York, People, BBC World Service, Armed Forces, Alaa Al Aswany, Al Aswany, Deutsche Welle Germany, 03.21.19

Splice raises $57.5 mln

Splice said March 20 that it raised $57.5 million in a Series C round led by existing investors Union Square Ventures and True Ventures. Also participating were DFJ Growth, Flybridge, and Lerer Hippeau, Liontree, Founders Circle Capital, and Matt Pincus, founder of Songz Publishing. Splice is a music startup that aims to help musicians create and earn revenue. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Splice, the company evolving the way musicians make music, today announced that it ...
Tags: Apple, New York, Trends, Drake, True Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Dfj, Cto, Walsh, Dre, Marvel Entertainment, Andy Weissman, Vora, VC Deals, Steve Martocci, Splice

#490 The Latest SEO News You Need To Know! Interview with Barry Schwartz

On today’s episode of the Internet Marketing Podcast, Andy is joined by Barry Schwartz, keynote speaker, editor of Search Engine Roundtable, News editor at Search Engine Land, self confessed search geek, and CEO of RustyBrick in New York to talk about the latest SEO news that we need to be aware of.  On the show you’ll learn: Whether or not Click Through Rate (CTR) affects your rankings How CTR affects personalised results How Google detects YMYL (Your Money, Your Life) queries and adjusts fo...
Tags: Google, New York, Seo, Sem, Bing, Barry, Digital Marketing, The Digital Marketing Blog, Internet Marketing Podcast, Andy, Barry Schwartz

KKR raising first Asia real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion: Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Global investment powerhouse KKR & Co Inc is raising its first Asia-focused real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion as it looks to deepen its real estate portfolio in the region, said people with knowledge of the matter. The New York-headquartered private equity firm is moving toward first-close of the fund late in the second quarter, the people said, declining to be named as the information is confidential. The firm itself will commit about $250 million in capital, and po...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, New York, India, Trends, Asia Pacific, Funds, Goldman Sachs, Seoul, KKR, Reuters, Reuters Global, Blackstone Group, CLSA, Gangnam, Pattar