New breed investors embrace China's white-knuckle ride *Summer, January crashes slash China stocks trading volume. BEIJING, Feb 7- A new breed of small investor is riding China's rollercoaster stock markets, looking for a quick buck and thriving on the volatility that has sent others scurrying to the exit clutching their stomachs. Last summer's 40 percent crash and a 20 percent drop so far in 2016 have sent trading...
| By: Jessica Macy Yu
China seeks male teachers to make boys men Worried that a shortage of male teachers is feminizing boys, Chinese educators are reinforcing traditional gender roles and values, the NYT reports.
Source: The New York Times
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Sanders to appear on "Saturday Night Live" with Larry David -NYT Feb 5- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to appear in an interview with Larry David on NBC's "Saturday Night Live", the New York Times reported on Friday. The U.S. senator from Vermont will travel to New York this weekend for the TV appearance, interrupting his campaign in New Hampshire, NYT reported on Friday, citing a senior campaign official.
UPDATE 1-Hutchison reviewing EU objections to O2 merger-source LONDON, Feb 5- CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd has received the EU's list of objections to its takeover of Telefonica's O2, which will create Britain's biggest mobile operator and cut the number of networks to three, a person familiar with the situation said. European Union antitrust regulators launched a full investigation last October into Hutchison's 10.3...
| By: Paul Sandle
Executive facing ouster from powerful agency defends tenure LOS ANGELES— The top executive at the powerful California Coastal Commission defended his record on the job Friday as he faced an effort to oust him, a potential shake-up that environmentalists fear could unleash runaway development on the state's fabled coastline. In his first public remarks on a proposal to dismiss him next week, Executive Director Charles...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press
INTERVIEW-Audi labour boss presses management for culture change *Labour boss demands more open management style. INGOLSTADT, Germany, Feb 5- Audi's labour boss said he will "hold management responsible" for adopting a new leadership culture, raising pressure on the luxury carmaker to implement change as it grapples with its emissions scandal. "Now we also want a thorough implementation" of new leadership principles, Audi works...
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UPDATE 1-Amazon renews credit card deal with JPMorgan - WSJ Feb 4- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc has renewed its long-running credit card relationship with JPMorgan Chase& Co, the Wall Street Journal reported. At least one other card issuer was also interested in a tie-up with Amazon for payment cards, the Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The financial details of the deal were not...
Amazon renews credit card deal with JPMorgan - WSJ Feb 4- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc has renewed its long-running credit card relationship with JPMorgan Chase& Co, the Wall Street Journal reported. At least one other card issuer was also interested in a tie-up with Amazon for payment cards, the Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The financial details of the deal were not...
Can Uber unsnarl Super Bowl traffic? Even on a good day, traffic between San Francisco and Santa Clara is bad, but Super Bowl week has made it apocalyptically horrible.
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INSIGHT-Succession issue looms large at world's top glasses maker *Founder Del Vecchio takes helm as executive chairman. But Leonardo Del Vecchio's return to the helm of Italy's Luxottica, owner of Ray Ban and Oakley sunglasses, at the age of 80 and insistence none of his six children should carry the burden of such a big firm beg the question of who might fit the bill. Positions are not being filled, two of the sources said,...
| By: Valentina Za and Silvia Aloisi