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Prime Spot On The Billionaire List: Jeff Bezos Was (Briefly) World's Richest Man
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"Bezos would be nowhere close to being the world's wealthiest person had Gates not given so much of his fortune to philanthropy. Gates, who created the Giving Pledge with Buffett to encourage billionaires to give at least half of their wealth to ...
Jeff Bezos' brief stint as world's richest human ends with Amazon's second-quarter whiffTechCrunch
Bezos knocks Gates off perch as richest person in the world — for a few hoursWashington Post
Amazon's earnings miss means Jeff Bezos is no longer world's richest personThe Verge
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The Ringer (blog)

Where in the World Is Nerlens Noel?
The Ringer (blog)
He was supposed to be a sought-after free agent, but he's stuck at an impasse with Dallas. What happened? (Getty Images/Ringer Illustration). And then there was one, 6-foot-11, with a faulty left knee. Of the most alluring free agents this offseason ...

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New York Times

SpaceX Is Now One of the World's Most Valuable Privately Held Companies
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — SpaceX, the rocket maker founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has raised up to $350 million in new financing and is now valued at around $21 billion, making it one of the most valuable privately held companies in the world. SpaceX's new ...

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CBS News

Chicago hospitals see spike in births 9 months after Cubs' World Series win
CBS News
Meet the youngest crop of Chicago Cubs fans, all born about nine months after the team's historic World Series win -- you do the math. Hospitals in Chicago are recording a surge in the number of births and the babies are being called Chicago's "World ...
There's a baby boom in Chicago, nine months after Cubs World Series winCBSSports.com
Cubs' world series win triggered baby boom in Chicago hospitalSportsnet.ca

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The Economist

The world's largest online-travel company
The Economist
Its stable of online sites for booking hotels, cars, flights and restaurants spans the world and includes Booking.com, Kayak, Agoda and OpenTable. Over the past decade Priceline's pre-tax earnings have grown at a compound annual rate of 42%, faster ...



Meet the World's Toughest Woman: Cris Cyborg Will Take on Anyone—Even the UFC
Bleacher Report
The best featherweight fighter in the world appears to be joking—but the force of the kick leaves some doubt. The day before—to wind down after a stressful, cathartic meeting with UFC brass—the two had been out on the water, enjoying a rare day of ...

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PBS NewsHour

Analysis: 64 years after the Korean War, the world's coldest and most dangerous peace
PBS NewsHour
But​ ​for Koreans on either side of a heavily-armed Demilitarized Zone, the three-year war that killed as many as two million Korean​ fighters and civilians ​concluded not with a treaty but only an armistice, and the world's coldest and most dangerous​ ...

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Business Insider

The 16 highest-paid CEOs in the world of banking
Business Insider
LONDON — Banking excesses may have been toned down since the financial crisis, with expense accounts capped, exuberant trading activities curtailed, and leverage ratios increasing. Some bankers, however, are still able to make a killing in the ...

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NPR

What's New In The World Of Robot Sex?
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Robots posing as people online are "a menace," Tim Wu wrote recently in The New York Times. Bots swarm the Internet pretending to be human, slinging election propaganda and controlling hot Broadway tickets. Robots, some in embodied human form, may ...

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ATP World Tour

Khachanov Advances In Hamburg As Seeds Fall
ATP World Tour
The World No. 32, who is positioned ahead of compatriots and Next Gen ATP Finals contenders Daniil Medvedev (No. 48) and Andrey Rublev (No. 49), is through to his fifth ATP World Tour quarter-final (or better) this year, highlighted by a semi-final run ...

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