The problem with Vermont’s bright idea

(CNN)Have you heard? Vermont home of Bernie Sanders, Ben & Jerry’s and fresh maple syrup on tap is now willing to more-or-less bribe prospective migrants to move there, to the tune of $5,000 a year for up to two years, no questions asked. (The only catches, if you can call them catches, are that you…

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CBE for rail boss amid travel chaos

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTim Farron says outgoing Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne should have turned down his CBE Politicians and passenger groups have reacted angrily after the outgoing boss of Network Rail was appointed a CBE amid continued rail disruption. Mark Carne was included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours…

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‘She’s 85 and can out-dance me’: the joy of the age-gap friendship

Modern life makes it hard for old and young to meet, let alone become best friends. Whats the secret? Its natural in the Caribbean community to have connections across generations: Audrey, 53, and Donna, 74 Audrey Im a music lecturer and, around 2004, I started a singing group for older adults. Donna arrived and she…

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After nukes and summits, can Kim Jong Un reform North Korea’s economy?

Paju, South Korea (CNN)At the Dora Observatory on the south side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas, visitors can look through large black binoculars into the North. “A lot of people died of starvation and cold. Government officials at each level were siphoning off food for themselves, so citizens got less and…

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Hamptons ‘builder to the stars’ among those feared dead in plane crash off Long Island

(CNN)A prominent builder, known for erecting mansions in the Hamptons for wealthy celebrities, was aboard a small plane that crashed off the coast of Long Island on Saturday. Two bodies have been recovered and two people are still missing. The Coast Guard suspended its search for the two missing people on Sunday afternoon. “Following a…

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The high school dropout who banked 80m

Image copyright Jota Aviation Image caption Mr Dolan has gone on to launch a chartered airline, among other business ventures ‘Bigger and bigger’ With strong profits, private equity firms started circling. In 2014, with 14,500 clients on its books and a turnover of about £20m, Mr Dolan sold the company to Sovereign Capital as part…

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World Cup 2022: Meet the Qataris making the most of soccer’s showcase

(CNN)When Qatar was awarded the right to host the FIFA World Cup in 2010, Ali Eldous was still in his teens. Now aged 25, he has his sights set on making the most of football’s main event when it rolls into town in four years’ time. Eldous is co-founder and CEO of Arvex, a Doha-based…

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Can Kuwait’s delivery heroes inspire startup scene?

(CNN)A little over two-and-a-half years ago, Abdullah Al Mutawa was researching home delivery options for his burger restaurant in Kuwait City. What the quartet came up with was Carriage. The online ordering and delivery platform has since transformed the food delivery game in Kuwait, spread to neighboring countries and provided inspiration to a new generation…

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Starbucks Closing Today For Anti-Bias Training: Can 4 Hours Make A Difference?

The arrests sparked outrage across the country after a customer posted video of the men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, who appeared to be cooperative as police officers took them into custody. The men said they had gone to the Starbucks for a business meeting and were waiting for a third person to arrive. Nelson asked…

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The trouble with charitable billionaires

The long read: More and more wealthy CEOs are pledging to give away parts of their fortunes often to help fix problems their companies caused. Some call this philanthrocapitalism, but is it just corporate hypocrisy? In February 2017, Facebooks founder and CEO Philanthropy is recast in the same terms in which a CEO would consider…

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