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Joe Biden’s Favorite Watches, Ranked

While Joe Biden's Ray-Ban Aviators have long been his signature style accessory, Biden is also known for wearing stately watches. From a classic Rolex and a pair of Omegas to a more accessible Tissot and Seiko, Biden's favorite timepieces span sporty luxury to everyday accessibility, much like the watches most associated with past presidents.  Whether it was Ronald Reagan's Rolex Datejust (a model also worn by Biden), Barack Obama's Jorg Gray chronograph gifted to him by the Secret Service, Bill Clinton's Panerai Luminor PAM00089, George W. Bush's $40 Timex Easy Reader, or JFK's 18-karat gold Omega Ultra Thin—a square-faced dress watch often mistaken for a Cartier Tank—nearly every modern president has been associated with at least one classic wristwatch. While it's doubtful that any of Bi

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How the Bugatti Bolide Broke The Blistering 300 MPH Speed Barrier

A couple of years ago we visited the hallowed ground of the Château St. Jean in Molsheim, France. This plot of grassy earth is home not only to one of the most elegant mansions we’ve ever set foot in, it is also the holy land for automotive truth-seekers—the house which Italian furniture and jewelry designer Carlo Bugatti built in 1856 for his family, in what was then part of Germany. Ground zero for Bugatti lore, the place where Carlo’s son Ettore, one of the greatest minds in automotive history, would go on to design, engineer and build the fastest cars the planet had ever seen from 1909 to 1939.  That visit was to witness the first example of Bugatti’s latest street-legal production car, the Chiron, be built and personalized. Now the French marque has lifted the veil on the craziest, fa

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The new CDC head doesn’t know how many COVID-19 vaccine doses the US has. It’s one of the ‘biggest problems’ with the rollout, she said.

Summary List PlacementThe new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Sunday that she doesn't know how many COVID-19 vaccine doses the US has.  "I can't tell you how much vaccine we have, and if I can't tell it to you, then I can't tell it to the governors and I can't tell it to the state health officials," Dr. Rochelle Walensky told Fox News. This was one of the "biggest problems" with getting vaccines to Americans, she said. Walensky said this means states were unable to plan their rollout, including figuring out how many sites to use, how many workers they needed, and how many appointments to make. Read more: More than 200 coronavirus vaccines are still in development as the initial vaccine rollout ramps up. Here's how experts anticipate 2021 playing out...

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Summary List PlacementWelcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Here's what you need to know before markets open. 1. Global stocks edge higher at start of blockbuster earnings week amid stimulus optimism. Traders are set to start a big week on a positive note. 2. Ray Dalio's Bridgewater lost $12.1 billion in 2020 while other big hedge funds had a bumper year. But he's still the best performing manager of all-time, according to new rankings. 3. Nancy Pelosi has plowed up to $1 million into bullish bets on Tesla stock. The House speaker has a lot riding on Elon Musk's car company. 4. Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham says Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan would make the stock market bubble even worse. Grantham is increasi...

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Taboola is going public via a SPAC, aiming to raise $545 million to expand its content recommendations to TV, cars, gaming and ecommerce

Summary List PlacementContent recommendation company Taboola planned to announce Monday it intends to go public by merging with a ION Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The deal, which the pair say will value Taboola at $2.6 billion, is expected to bring in $545 million in cash for the New York-based adtech firm. Taboola joins a ballooning list of companies using SPACs as a vehicle to go public in recent months. There were more than 221 SPAC initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2020, up from just 59 in 2019, according to the SPAC data and research platform SPAC Analytics. SPACs, also known as "blank-check" firms, can offer companies a quicker route to the public markets and less of the scrutiny and costs involved in a traditional IPO. Read more: Here are 7 dig...

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Ask Amy: Unhappy husband seeks to heal heartache

Dear Amy: I’ve been married for 30 years. Most of this time, I’ve been unhappy. I’ve experienced love in the past. Before my marriage I had my heart broken twice. I just could not allow myself to go through that pain again. Therefore, I married a woman who was a good person, knowing that if she ever left, my heart would not be broken. This has caused me to have a number of affairs. I’m not proud of that. When I was single, I had never cheated on any of my girlfriends, but began cheating on my wife after two years of marriage. The biggest reason I never left my wife was that I could not bear the thought of not seeing my young kids daily (who are now adults), and also the financial struggles divorce would bring. I now struggle with a different heartache and ask myself — is this the way I wan

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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Trailer: Legendary Movie Monsters Clash in Battle For the Ages

The blockbuster season is just around the corner. Warner Bros. wants to make sure we know this by dropping the first trailer above for Godzilla vs. Kong.  There's plenty for fans of classic movie monsters to look forward to. The film marks the first time in more than 30 years that King Kong and Godzilla have interacted on the big screen. And it looks like it will be one hell of an "interaction." Both great movie monsters have been the villains in the past. This time, it looks like King Kong is playing hero and Godzilla is on a rampage. As one character says of Kong, "The world needs him to stop what's coming." Here's the Godzilla vs. Kong synopsis: Legends collide in Godzilla vs. Kong as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging...

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Fast-fashion giant Boohoo has bought department store chain Debenhams for $75 million — but the deal won’t save the chain’s 118 stores

Summary List PlacementFast-fashion giant Boohoo has bought British department store chain Debenhams for £55 million ($75 million), but all the chain's 118 remaining high-street stores will still shut. Boohoo has only bought Debenhams' intellectual property and website. Up to 12,000 jobs are at risk. Debenhams' products will be available on Boohoo's website from early 2022. Making Debenhams an online-only brand aligns with the shift of fashion retail from brick-and-mortar stores to digital, which has accelerated during the pandemic. In a presentation to investors on the acquisition, Boohoo noted that Debenhams' online business generated around £400 million ($547 million) in revenues in the year to August 2020. Read more: Mark Tritton is bringing his digital learnings from Target to Bed ...

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From NFL to EPL, San Francisco 49ers expand their global reach with Leeds United

SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers have increased their minority stake in the English Premier League club Leeds United as the NFL team moves to raise its global footprint. 49ers Enterprises, the team’s sports and entertainment arm, announced Monday that its investment has more than doubled in the third year of a partnership with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani. The action involves a larger presence from 49ers executives to help manage the EPL team’s future, including a more fan-friendly experience and developing commercial interests around Leeds stadium known as Elland Road. Radrizzani, an Italian sports media entrepreneur, said in an interview that he wants to introduce “a style of California into Yorkshire. That’s the way I like to picture our partnership.” Paraag Marathe, president of

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Fintech valuations are soaring at the late stage, and one Silicon Valley VC is warning of a bubble

Summary List PlacementFintech valuations are booming.  This flourishing sector for startups is a broad church, comprising payments, financial markets, challenger banking, insurance, and lending. Its emergence is down to factors such as consumer willingness to shop and bank online, and distrust and dissatisfaction with traditional financial providers. The number of fintech mega-deals rose in the US to a decade high last year, with 44 transactions logging $12.2 billion, according to PitchBook data. The median pre-money valuation for VC-backed, late-stage fintech companies in North America and Europe from 2019 was a record $73.8 million. That figure for last year, as of Q3 2020, was $95 million. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, fintech valuations were breaking records.  Notable examples i...

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What time is Judge Rinder on TV?

Judge Rinder is back on our screens this month (Picture: ITV)Judge Rinder is back with the nation crying out for some sharp wit and hilarious put-downs from their favourite TV judge. The hit ITV show sees Robert Rinder depicted as an arbitrator overseeing civil cases in the UK. Filming for the show does not take place in a real UK courtroom and instead is filmed on a set at Dock10’s studios in Media City, Salford, Manchester. While fans often wonder if settled cases are legally binding, the show certainly provides some light-hearted entertainment for those working from home. When can you watch Judge Rinder on TV? Judge Rinder is not afraid to speak his mind (Picture: ITV)Judge Rinder returns to ITV’s daytime TV slot on Monday, January 25 2021. The fiesty courtoom antic...

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The ‘Most Beautiful Woman in the World’ Is Now Getting Trolled Online For Her Looks

Heavy lies the crown of the "most beautiful woman in the world." Since T.C. Candler placed Yael Shelbia atop its 2020 list of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces, the 19-year-old model/actress has received an abundance of media attention and amassed 200,000 more Instagram followers. As one can imagine, not all of them have been kind.  "I've received a large amount of support and love, also suitor messages I must admit and messages that weren't the nicest," she told The London Sun. "They said the normal things that haters say, nothing worth any attention." The British tabloid summed up the unpleasant part of Shelbia's newfound fame, writing that she's "been trolled" for her looks.  Other parts of Shelbia's life are great, though. She's confirmed her relationship with Brandon Korff, the 30-somethi

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Planes carry ‘worst president ever’ banners over Donald Trump’s new home

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Two planes were spotted carrying ‘unwelcome home’ messages above Donald Trump’s new residence.  The 45th president of the US was succeeded by Democrat Joe Biden last week and has officially moved out of the White House. But it appears he has not received the warmest welcome from his new neighbours in Florida. Aircraft were spotted near Mr Trump’s new home carrying banners which read ‘worst president ever’ and ‘Trump you pathetic loser go back to Moscow’. They were seen flying over the Mar-a-Lago resort, which is Mr Trump’s new area of residence. It is not yet known who is behind the stunts. According to LadBible, one re...

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Bernd Leno has been Arsenal’s most ‘consistent’ player this season, says Jens Lehmann

Leno has caught the eye of the Gunners legend (Picture: Getty Images)Jens Lehmann has heaped praise on Bernd Leno and branded the goalkeeper Arsenal’s most ‘consistent’ performer this season. After a miserable start to the campaign, the Gunners’ fortunes had begun to turn around in recent weeks after winning four of their last five Premier League games. However, Arsenal’s defence of the FA Cup ended as they crashed out at the fourth-round stage courtesy of a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday. Arteta’s side have had a mixed season so far (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta’s side will have a chance to bounce back when they face the Saints again, this time in the league, on Tuesday night. But their inconsistency, Arsenal’s legendary former goalkeeper Lehmann...

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