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Using machine learning to make work ‘suck a little less’

Using machine learning to make work ‘suck a little less’

Technology is a blessing and a curse for the modern office worker. Lightning-fast computers make the impossible possible. But constant distraction and friction slows work down. Workers are bombarded with a steady stream of emails, instant messages and requirements to log onto different systems to do such basic tasks as requesting vacation and filing expense…MORE

Whistleblower’s team preparing for possibility of Senate testimony

Whistleblower’s team preparing for possibility of Senate testimony

The legal team for the whistleblower whose account kicked off the impeachment inquiry is preparing for the possibility that lawmakers will call their client to testify in the Senate, two people familiar told CNN. The White House counsel’s office remains in discussion with Republican senators about the length and scope of President Donald Trump’s likely…MORE

The advertising barrage begins less than two months before the Iowa caucuses

The advertising barrage begins less than two months before the Iowa caucuses

The barrage begins now. Less than two months before the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic presidential contenders are ramping up their spending with television ads that sell themselves and take aim at President Donald Trump. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has slipped in some recent polls, has reserved $7.4 million in television advertising in the four…MORE

House Judiciary holds marathon 2-day meeting ahead of impeachment committee vote

House Judiciary holds marathon 2-day meeting ahead of impeachment committee vote

The House is quickly moving forward on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. But first, lawmakers have to wade through the murky and messy world of legislating inside a congressional committee. Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee meeting at 7 p.m. ET to consider the articles of impeachment kicks off a two-day committee marathon to debate and…MORE

ICE arrests dropped in the past year amid southern border crisis

ICE arrests dropped in the past year amid southern border crisis

Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests dropped this year as resources and attention were diverted to the surge of migrants arriving at the southern border, according to newly released data. ICE made around 143,000 arrests in fiscal year 2019, down around 10% from nearly 159,000 arrests the previous fiscal year, which starts on October 1 and…MORE

Scarlett Johansson and others react to their Screen Actors Guild nominations

Scarlett Johansson and others react to their Screen Actors Guild nominations

Awards season is in full swing and the nominations keep coming in, this time for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, an annual celebration of the year’s best TV and film. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning, with Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Jay Roach’s “Bombshell” leading the…MORE

Sinclair drops political commentary segments by former Trump aide Boris Epshteyn

Sinclair drops political commentary segments by former Trump aide Boris Epshteyn

Sinclair Broadcast Group, an influential owner of TV stations across the country, will no longer require stations to carry political commentary segments. The short commentaries are being scrapped, and investigative reports are being prioritized, the company confirmed to CNN Business on Wednesday. This means that Boris Epshteyn, a former Trump aide, will no longer be…MORE

Fed leaves rates steady and signals a pause in 2020

Fed leaves rates steady and signals a pause in 2020

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady at its December meeting on Wednesday, halting a series of rate cuts that lifted markets and countered recession fears amid ongoing trade uncertainty. Policymakers unanimously agreed to leave rates hovering between 1.5% and 1.75%, describing the policy decision as “appropriate” to help prolong the nation’s economic expansion, now…MORE

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