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In the '90s, We Had 'Friends.' Now They Call It Co-Living.
More prosaically, co-living can simply mean roommates and common rooms, like a dorm. Four attendees appeared at poolside yoga early the next morning, seemingly fast friends, chatting and cheerful in their downward dogs. Kahshanna Evans is the community manager at Quarters, run by the Medici Living Group, a co-living company in Berlin. Regular apartment life is boring, he continued, but there are challenges to co-living. The two friends were sharing a studio plus, with Mr McClintock on the Murphy bed.
In a Thriving City, SoHo's Soaring Rents Keep Storefronts Empty
At the height of the recession, as most of the country struggled, SoHo thrived. Those were the good old days. More stud the Belgian-blocked side streets, dark gaps between boutiques selling high fashion and designer furniture and the occasional remaining art gallery. A new restaurant is finally scheduled to open in what had been the longtime home of a popular dive bar called Milady's, at Prince and Thompson Streets.
A Hunt for Ways to Disrupt the Work of Online Radicalization
Their ideas are grounded in a few truths about how extremist groups operate online, and how potential recruits respond. After speaking to many researchers, I compiled this rough guide for combating online radicalization. In many ways, researchers said, white supremacists are even more sophisticated than jihadists in their use of the internet. Dylann Roof - the white supremacist who murdered nine people at a historically African-American church in Charleston, SC, in 2015 - was radicalized online.
France's Macron Looks to Confront Eastern Europe Over Low-Cost Workers
These include setting up fake mailing addresses in low-cost member-states and bouncing workers between several countries to avoid the increased costs that permanent employment would bring. Other companies force workers to declare themselves as self-employed so the firms can avoid paying social security contributions. The practice can easily spiral into exploitation when posted workers lack the social protections given to local hires. Many of the truckers are employed by Spanish companies that set up a head office in Poland or another eastern country.
Morning Agenda: Betting Against Trump, or Staying to Help?
There is the question of who will be lining up for his job if he leaves. The bigger issue may be whether the Mr Trump will tolerate his inner circle portraying those roles as rescuing the boss from his own missteps. Sign Up You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. It could also be good timing for Fiat Chrysler - its chief executive Sergio Marchionne has signaled his interest in selling Jeep.
Tillerson Suggests North Korea May Soon Be Ready for Talks
In his first trip to Seoul, South Korea, in March, Mr Tillerson appeared to make North Korea's surrender of nuclear weapons a prerequisite for talks. Then, a little more than two weeks ago, the United Nations Security Council passed its toughest sanctions yet against North Korea. The next day, Mr Tillerson met with his counterparts in South Korea and China in an effort to increase pressure on Pyongyang.
Labor Wants to Make Nafta Its Friend. Here's the Problem.
Mexico's depressed wages remain a potent symbol of the shortcomings of Nafta as a tool for economic development. Even the most persistent critics acknowledge that Nafta did not cost American workers more than a very small number of jobs. Neither did Nafta have much of an effect on wages north of the Rio Grande, according to most studies. Mexican labor productivity has grown less than 10 percent since Nafta came into effect, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Blackstone explores IPO of Gates Global: sources
Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) of Gates Global LLC, three years after it acquired the US auto parts and building products maker for $5.4 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Blackstone has told investment banks that it may hire IPO underwriters in the next few months to prepare to take Gates public in 2018, the three sources said. The IPO could value Gates at more than $7 billion, including debt, the sources added.
Chevron CEO Watson to step down, Wirth likely successor: source
Chevron Corp Chief Executive John Watson will step down by the end of next month and likely be replaced by Vice Chairman Mike Wirth, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. In Wirth, Chevron would pivot to a leader with experience in refining, where costs are regularly scrutinized down to the fraction of a penny. The exit is not acrimonious and Watson sees it as an opportunity to hand over the reins of a growing enterprise to Wirth, according to the source.
ESPN, Citing Safety, Says Robert Lee Won't Broadcast Virginia Football Game
ESPN has removed an announcer from its broadcast of the University of Virginia's first football game next month because he has the same name as a Confederate general memorialized in statues that are being taken down across the country. White nationalists and neo-Nazis flooded into Charlottesville, marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches, to protest the city's plan to remove a statue of the Confederacy's top general, Robert E Lee.
Wal-Mart to enter voice-shopping market via Google platform
Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is teaming up with Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google to enter the nascent voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), adding another front to Wal-Mart's battle with the online megastore. Lore, who joined the world's largest retailer after it bought his e-commerce company Jet.com, said Wal-Mart would offer a wider selection than any retailer on the platform. Amazon has also dominated Wal-Mart and other brick-and-mortar retailers in online sales.
Google and Walmart Partner With Eye on Amazon
If Amazon is a department store with just about everything inside, then Google Express is a shopping mall populated by different retailers. Google said it planned to offer free delivery - as long as shoppers met store purchase minimums - on products purchased on Google Express. Amazon runs a similar program called Amazon Prime, offering free delivery for members who pay $99 a year.
Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
A private local investor has bought this 7,243-square-foot, five-story, mixed-use 1886 brownstone rowhouse designed in the Northern Renaissance Revival and Queen Anne styles by the Thom & Wilson architectural firm. It sits on a 20-by-102-foot lot in the Central Park West Historic District, and offers three free-market apartments - two one-bedrooms and a two-bedroom floor-through. The Celina spa and Le Petit Kids clothing shop are the commercial tenants.
'Just Use the China' or 'Call 1-800-Got-Junk': Readers on Inheriting Keepsakes
'I am fairly certain that it's all going to end up in a Dumpster somewhere, and that makes me sad. ' Some older readers were disappointed that their children did not care about their heirlooms. ' Many younger readers countered that they live in smaller spaces far longer than their parents did, and they simply lack space. Readers of all ages chimed in with thoughts on having the conversation about what to pass down and what to throw out.
YouTube Removes Videos Showing Atrocities in Syria
Some have risked their lives, others have given their lives to document the atrocities and document human rights violations. If YouTube takes these videos down, Mr Hiatt said, the platform risks losing the richest source of information about human rights violations in closed societies. Things just got a lot harder now the videos that were on YouTube are no longer around. While the new system appears to be correctly identifying graphic content like execution videos and Islamic State propaganda, it is mislabeling some videos.
Mutual funds mark down investments in Uber by up to 15 percent: WSJ
Four mutual fund companies have marked down their investments in Uber Technologies Inc by as much as 15 percent following the ride-hailing company's scandal-ridden year, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. A fourth investor, T Rowe Price Group Inc (TROW.O), cut the estimated price of its Uber shares by about 12 percent to $42.70. Another investor, Fidelity Investments, maintained its estimate of $48.77 as of June 30, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Fiat Chrysler Is at a Crossroads. It's Looking to China for a Solution.
On Monday, after Great Wall said it was interested in buying Jeep, Fiat Chrysler said it had not been formally approached by the company. Industry analysts believe Fiat Chrysler is in a weak business position compared with much larger rivals like Volkswagen, Toyota and General Motors. To compensate, Fiat Chrysler is rapidly converting its American production facilities, including the Belvidere plant, from building cars to making Jeeps and pickups.
Asia joins global stocks rally, dollar buoyant before Jackson Hole
Stocks, however, continue to attract buyers in an environment where bond yields remain relatively low and companies have largely notched up strong earnings. European stocks had also risen overnight, supported by upbeat results from miners and a weaker euro. The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was little changed at 93.514.DXY after rising 0.5 percent the previous day.
North American exodus at PetroChina sparks speculation of company shift
Sources say that PetroChina had approximately 150 to 200 people at its peak two to three years ago, and now has between 100 and 150. The sources interviewed, which also includes several who do business with the firm, said North American offices may have expanded too quickly. The company has also lost a number of key staff in other departments, including in legal and accounting. The company did not respond to a specific request for comment regarding the shift to waterborne trading or proprietary trading.
Business Groups Court White House Even After C.E.O. Defections
Already, big business groups are lining up to support the White House's efforts. We have had broad access to the administration and cabinet members, said Mr Howard, who has been in associations and lobbying groups for 30 years. At the Environmental Protection Agency, industry groups have attained significant influence as Scott Pruitt, the EPA's administrator, has rolled back regulations. There are other issues where business interests and the wishes of the White House diverge.

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