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The Yankees are facing a weird 'curse' — and it has to do with who's in the White House

Joe Girardi. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images The Yankees have gone nearly 60 years without winning a World Series under a Republican president. The ‘curse’ coincides with former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner getting in trouble for making illegal campaign contributions to President Richard Nixon. The Yankees have won nine World Series under Democratic presidents during that same GOP losing streak. The New York ...

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Lyft's cofounder didn’t take a salary for 3 years and slept on a couch in an 'apartfice' before his company was worth $11 billion

“What if we were starting Zimride over today?” John Zimmer, pictured, asked himself. John Sciulli/Getty Images for Lyft Ride-hailing service Lyft is now worth $11 billion. But in the early days of Lyft — then called Zimride — the cofounders didn’t take a salary and shared an apartment/office. They turned the startup around when they thought creatively about how to ...

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9 celebrities who released their own fitness lines — and you can actually afford them

Selena Gomez and Kate Hudson have dipped their toes in the fitness fashion world. Getty Images/Cindy Ord Getty Images/Frazer Harrison Celebrities are known to dabble in fashion and design their own line. Some even have collections focused on fitness gear.  A few celebrities have started their own companies. Others have partnered with brands to create their own collections. Some celebrities are known ...

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T-Mobile reports solid gains ahead of potential Sprint merger (TMUS)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. T-Mobile reported solid customer and revenue growth during Q3 2017, adding 1.3 million net subscribers, and growing revenue 7% year-over-year to reach $7.6 billion. The company skipped its usual earnings call, opting instead to announce the quarter’s results via ...

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There has been a shake-up at the top of Credit Suisse's US equities business

REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo Darlene Pasquill, the head of Americas equities at Credit Suisse, has left the bank.  Her departure follows a series of changes in the Swiss bank’s equities business.   There has been a shake-up at the top of Credit Suisse’s US equities business.  Darlene Pasquill, a Credit Suisse veteran and the head of Americas equities business, will be leaving the ...

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Facebook is testing burying posts from media outlets in a separate News Feed — unless they pay (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is interviewed by reporters.Getty / Stephen Lam Facebook is currently testing a change that would force news publishers to pay to show posts from their Facebook Pages in the News Feed. In six countries, posts from Facebook Pages are now shown in a separate Explore tab, while the main News Feed only shows posts from friends, ads, and posts ...

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Facebook's targeting lets advertisers push political hot buttons all over the world (FB)

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Facebook.Stephen Lam/Reuters Facebook’s ad-targeting engine allows marketers to target people by a number of political triggers. They could be used by governments, political parties, or others looking to sway opinions or stir up divisions. Moving forward, experts say, Facebook must become more transparent about how its ad categories are generated and how people are ...

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A Mexican cartel enforcer's prediction about a valuable border territory appears to be coming true

Mexican federal police guard a road leading to the Cefereso No. 9 federal prison in Ciudad Juarez, May 7, 2016. AP Photo/Raymundo Ruiz Ciudad Juarez has seen a persistent increase in deadly violence over the past two years. The violence appears in large related to conflict between organized-crime groups. The state government has attempted to confront criminals and weed out ...

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Women in the Congressional Black Caucus are demanding an apology from John Kelly for his 'reprehensible' 'blatant lies'

Rep. Frederica Wilson speaks to reporters in Florida. AP Photo/Alan Diaz Female members of the Congressional Black Caucus are demanding an apology from White House chief of staff John Kelly. A video released last week shows Rep. Frederica Wilson did not brag about securing funding for an FBI field office during a dedication speech, contrary to Kelly’s characterization. The White ...

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