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The NYC truck attack suspect is seeking a plea deal to accept a life sentence and avoid the death penalty

Police work near a damaged Home Depot truck Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, after a motorist drove onto a bike path Tuesday near the World Trade Center memorial, striking and killing several people, in New York. AP Photo/Andres Kudacki The New York City truck attack suspect is seeking a deal that would exchange a guilty plea for prosecutors’ guarantee that he ...

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JK Rowling just debunked a legendary 'Harry Potter' myth about her university — and students are shocked

JK Rowling, legendary fantasy author and crusher of Exeter students’ dreams. John Phillips/Getty Images For years Exeter University students have believed that the Old Fire House pub was the inspiration for JK Rowling’s “Leaky Cauldron” in “Harry Potter.” But on Wednesday, the best-selling author revealed she has never even visited the pub. The debunking shocked and dismayed students, past and ...

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Apple is taking a page out of Amazon's playbook by teasing its new campus (AAPL)

Apple Apple announced plans for a new US campus, but notably did not say where it would be located. Apple’s announcement comes a few months after Amazon invited cities to submit bids and compete for the privilege of hosting the company’s second headquarters. Apple has not openly solicited bids or tax breaks, but history suggests it will reap many such ...

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The UK will pay France an extra £44.5 million for border controls

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Julian Finney/Getty Images French president Emmanuel Macron is making his first official visit to the UK. Britain has agreed to pay France an extra £44.5 million to maintain its border controls in France.  The UK is also offering additional assistance to French military operations in Northern Africa, as Prime Minister ...

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Here's why analysts think Apple's cash move is such a big deal (AAPL)

Justin Sullivan/Getty Analysts say Apple’s plans to repatriate hundreds of billions of dollars of overseas cash could have big implications. The move could compel other US companies to bring back their overseas cash. The plans to build a new campus in the US with some of the cash will be good for Apple’s reputation, and there are some interesting acquisition ...

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PC sales are continuing to slump — fewer are sold now than when the iPhone launched (AAPL, MSFT)

When Apple unveiled the iPhone in 2007, it was easy to dismiss notions that smartphones like it might eventually displace the almighty PC. At the time, PC sales were still booming, and the device was the center of computing. Not only could you not download apps to that first iPhone, you couldn’t even copy-and-paste on it. More than a decade ...

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Trump's latest immigration crackdown threatens the economy — both in the US and in El Salvador

A deportee charges his cellphone while he talks with relatives at an immigration facility in San Salvador, El Salvador, January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas Trump administration plans to strip some 200,000 Salvadorans in the US of temporary protected status is likely to be a blow to the economies of both El Salvador and the US. El Salvador will struggle to ...

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The biopharma companies that could be getting ready to spend big following tax reform

President Donald Trump meet with Pharma industry representatives Reuters As part of tax reform, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are likely to bring back billions in cash to the US. What these companies do with that cash remains to be seen, but there’s a lot of anticipation for big-ticket deals, with those with the most money overseas expected to lead the ...

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9 phrases only MBAs understand

They’ve got their own lingo.Harvard Business School/Facebook Every industry has its own lingo. Business-school jargon may be especially perplexing to outsiders. To help clear up some of the confusion, we asked two MBA grads about the most unusual terms and phrases they picked up in business school. Paul Ollinger graduated from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 1997 ...

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Business Insider is hiring a full-time careers reporter

Business Insider Do you ever think about the language used in job postings like these and wonder how it affects who applies and, ultimately, the kinds of people the company hires? Do you want to know everything there is to know about particular jobs and industries and unearth lesser-known insights from the people working them that we could all benefit ...

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