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Trump names new Fed regulatory chief

Janet Yellen on Dodd-Frank: ‘I wouldn’t want to see the clock turned back’ President Donald Trump has pledged to “do a big number” on the 2010 reform law known as Dodd-Frank, and now he’s named his point man for the job. On Monday, Trump named Randal Quarles, a former top Treasury Department official in the George W. Bush administration, as his choice for the Federal Reserve’s vice chair for supervision post, filling one of three vacancies on the board. The president’s nomination will require Senate confirmation. Quarles is the first ...

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The biggest names in tech head to the White House

Is President Trump ready to mend fences with Silicon Valley? The White House is hosting a summit Monday with top talent in technology. It’s the first meeting of the American Technology Council, which was created by an executive order Trump signed last month. The group will talk about reforming the H-1B visa program, which Trump has criticized and says is abused by tech firms that use it to import cheap labor. Also on the council’s agenda: modernizing the government’s technology infrastructure and keeping its computers safe from cyber attacks. Related: ...

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Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser

US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser. He will replace Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job. A lieutenant general with the US Army, HR McMaster served in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he worked on a government anti-corruption drive. Mr Trump’s first choice, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, turned down the role, citing “personal reasons”. How much has Trump achieved so far? Russia: The scandal Trump can’t shake Profile: The new national ...

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Wired names Nicholas Thompson to take over for Scott Dadich

Scott Dadich is leaving as editor-in-chief of Wired. He will be replaced by Nicholas Thompson. The editor-in-chief at Wired, one of the best known technology publications, is out. Scott Dadich, the lead editor at Wired, is leaving the Condé Nast owned news outlet after a four year stay. Nicholas Thompson will be replacing Dadich at Wired in what will be Thompson’s second go around at the publication. Thompson previously served as a senior editor there from 2005 to 2010. Thompson told CNN he’s ready to return to the magazine to ...

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The Huffington Post names Lydia Polgreen as new top editor

The Huffington Post has found itself a new editor-in-chief to replace the website’s namesake and founder. Lydia Polgreen, a veteran editor at the New York Times, has been tapped to fill the top editorial role at HuffPost, the site announced Tuesday. Polgreen, 41, will succeed Arianna Huffington, the digital media pioneer who founded the site in 2005. Huffington stepped down as the site’s editor-in-chief in August to focus on her new wellness and lifestyle venture, Thrive Global. Related: Arianna Huffington’s new venture takes shape In an interview with her new ...

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Big names, big viewership: 'Saturday Night Live' gets ready to mock Trump and Clinton

Alec Baldwin to channel his inner Trump “Saturday Night Live” has been satirizing elections since 1976. But it is now tasked with covering one of the most crazy elections in American history. The series is gearing up to go practically non-stop between now and the election. It normally debuts in mid to late September, but this year it kicks off in October. This allows for more consecutive new shows between now and the election. Usually “SNL” runs for three weeks in a row before taking two off, but this year ...

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W2W4: Biles, Phelps, Ledecky top names to watch Tuesday in Rio

Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez and Ali Raisman will try to lock up the team gold medal on Tuesday.  2:00 AM ET The action continues Tuesday at the Rio Olympics. Here are some of the highlights: Women’s team final (live at 3 p.m. ET on NBCOlympics.com, coverage on NBC, 8 p.m. ET): It has been a foregone conclusion for a while now that this was the U.S. women’s gold medal to lose. After the team’s showing during Day 1 of the event, that feeling still holds true. ...

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Names for four new superheavy elements formally proposed

It’s time to rewrite the chemistry books again. IUPAC has formally proposed names for the four newest superheavy elements: nihonium (element 113), moscovium (115), tennessine (117), and oganesson (118). It would have been pretty neat to have a J on the periodic table, but alas, it is not yet to be. Element 113’s name comes from “Nihon,” which is meant to directly connect element 113 to its place of discovery in Japan; nihon literally means the land of the rising sun in Japanese. “Nipponium” was another candidate, but the word ...

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Meet the entrepreneur helping Chinese people avoid names like 'Furry'

Washing Liquid, Twinkie, Purple Grape, Superman, Furry. These are some of the offbeat English names that Chinese people have chosen for themselves, often not realizing that they may elicit smirks or baffled looks. American entrepreneur Lindsay Jernigan is trying to change that with her website, BestEnglishName.com. For as little as 148 yuan ($ 22), she helps Chinese people select a more appropriate name. The 26-year-old came up with the idea while working in the Shanghai office of a real estate developer where her Chinese colleagues had names like Apple, Boat ...

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HBO names Casey Bloys president of programming

Casey Bloys Casey Bloys has been promoted to president of programming for HBO, replacing Michael Lombardo, who had held that job since 2007. A 12-year HBO veteran, Bloys has been on a fast track at the pay channel. He was promoted to president of series, late night and specials in January. At the time, head of drama development Michael Ellenberg left the network. Prior to that Bloys oversaw comedy series, including the gestation of such shows as “Veep” (last year’s Emmy winner) and “Silicon Valley.” Bloys, 44, takes over at ...

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