Xi warns Taiwan will face ‘punishment of history’ for separatism

By Philip Wen and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping told self-ruled Taiwan on Tuesday that it would face the “punishment of history” for any attempt at separatism, offering his strongest warning yet to the island claimed by China as its sacred territory. The government of Taiwan, …

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Oracle’s earnings were through the roof — so analysts can’t agree on why the stock is down 10% (ORCL)

Oracle’s shares dipped almost 10% on Tuesday following mixed quarterly earnings at the $216 billion company. Analysts disagreed about what exactly caused the sell-off, in a quarter where Oracle was more or less flat on revenue, and far above expectations on earnings per share. A review of seven analyst notes …


These Amazon HQ2 finalist cities could be partially underwater in our children’s lifetimes

Esri In January, Amazon announced the top 20 contenders for its $5 billion second headquarters, HQ2. Across North America, more than 200 cities, states, and regions submitted bids for the campus, which is expected to bring 50,000 jobs. Though not every proposal is fully public, none of the finalist cities — nor Amazon …

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Oil: Could Iran Risk Reverse Options’ Bearish Signal?

The removal of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with CIA Chief and former Congressman, Mike Pompeo, has implications for nearly all aspects of U.S. foreign policy, including Middle East relations.  More specifically, Tillerson supported the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA), whereas Pompeo …


Tessa Thompson Can't Get Enough Of A Hilarious Meme Comparing Her To Goats

This Tessa Thompson meme could be the greatest of all time.