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Report: Eagles pay Foles $1 million bonus despite shortfall

Jan 13, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) reacts after throwing an interception against the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles fell four snaps shy of earning a $1 million bonus this season, but the Eagles reportedly paid him anyway in a good faith gesture. Playing for injured starter Carson Wentz, Foles went 4-1 in five regular-season starts and finished with 357 snaps —…

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Buzzfeed’s Trump lawyer report not accurate – Mueller’s office

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump’s attorney general nominee William Barr is quizzed about obstruction US special counsel Robert Mueller has disputed a claim that President Trump told his long-time lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Mr Mueller’s office said the report by Buzzfeed News was “not accurate”. The website said that Cohen had told investigators that Donald Trump had instructed him to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Mr Trump later denied the report saying his ex-lawyer had lied to investigators…

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Technology 

Facebook sheds gains after report on potential major fine

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration ** Shares of Facebook (FB.O) paring gains on Friday after a report that U.S. regulators discussed fining the co for privacy violations ** FB last up 0.25 pct after trading with a 2.8 pct gain earlier in the session ** Regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against the social network for breaking an agreement with govt to protect users’ personal data,…

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U.S. regulators discuss fining Facebook for privacy violations: report

FILE PHOTO: Persons hold smartphones with the Facebook logo in front of displayed “top secret” and “email” words in this picture illustration taken December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration (Reuters) – U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a fine against Facebook Inc (FB.O) for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of personal data, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three people familiar with the discussions. The Federal Trade Commission has been investigating Facebook since last year. It has not finalized its findings in…

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Daily bitcoin transactions on darknet markets doubled throughout 2018: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Use of bitcoin as a form of payment doubled in 2018 on darknet market sites, where users can buy anything from illegal drugs to fake IDs, even though the price of the cryptocurrency crashed, according to a study by data firm Chainalysis. FILE PHOTO: Representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency standing on the PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Bitcoin transaction volumes on darknet markets rose throughout 2018 to an average of $2 million daily, nearly double the activity…

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Buzzfeed report that Trump ‘instructed Cohen to lie’ sparks outcry

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow the jailing of Cohen affects Trump US Democratic politicians say they will investigate allegations that President Trump directed his long-time personal lawyer to lie to Congress. A Buzzfeed News report alleges Mr Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen has already admitted to lying about when the business project ended. Mr Trump has not yet responded directly to the report’s allegations – but he has previously denied ever directing his former lawyer…

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Strap yourself in: Netflix is about to report

Shares of Netflix (NFLX.O) up 0.2 pct on Thursday in likely calm before the storm as the streaming video company co prepares to report Q4 results after the bell FILE PHOTO – The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo ** Of S&P 500 .SPX stocks, NFLX in the past has been the second most volatile in reaction to its quarterly reports, second only to Infinera (INFN.O), according to an analysis by Bespoke Investment Group ** NFLX on…

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Lifestyle 

Luxury leader LVMH planning fashion brand with Rihanna: report

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Rihanna poses for pictures on the red carpet for the European premiere of Ocean’s 8 in London, Britain June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Louis Vuitton parent owner LVMH is developing a luxury brand with singer Rihanna, in a rare move by the acquisitive group towards building a new fashion label from scratch, industry news site WWD reported on Wednesday. Paris-based LVMH – also the owner of Christian Dior and Givenchy, among a host of other luxury brands also spanning champagne and cosmetics…

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Germany considering ways to exclude Huawei from 5G auction: report

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government is actively considering stricter security requirements and other ways to exclude China’s Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] from a buildout of fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks, the Handelsblatt newspaper reported. FILE PHOTO: Visitors walk past Huawei’s booth during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Handelsblatt, citing government sources, said government officials were discussing setting security standards that Huawei could not achieve, effectively blocking its participation. Changes to the German telecommunications law were also under consideration as a last resort, the paper said.…

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WADA will not get report until team out of Russia

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Due to a threat of interference in the collection of doping data and safety concerns for their inspection team, the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) will not file a report until the Moscow mission is complete, said the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday. A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo Following two days of meetings at WADA’s Montreal headquarters the CRC had said it would submit a report on the Russian…

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