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Donald Trump and a tale of two Kims - May 31, 2018: Anderson Cooper | Video | CNN.

Anderson Cooper questions Trump's intent with pardons - May 31, 2013 | Anderson Cooper | CNN

Trump doesn't initially defy racism - May 31, 2018 | Anderson Cooper | Video | CNN

Minimum wage increased by 3.5% to $18.93 an hour - May 31, 2018 | Australia news | The Guardian 2018 Minimum wage increased by 3.5% to $18.93 an hour | Australia news Christopher Knaus The stronger economic forecast has allowed an increase of the national minimum wage by 3.5%, taking it to $18.93 per hour. But the increase decided upon by the Fair Work Commission on Friday is well below the 7.2% called for by unions. The FWC decision sets the new minimum wage at $719.20 a week, or $18.93 an hour. That will mean a wage rise of $24.30 a week for about 2m workers. The commission pointed to stronger economic indicators and forecasts from the federal government, the International Monetary Fund and the Reserve Bank. “The prevailing economic circumstances provide an opportunity to improve the relative living standards of the low paid and to enable them to better meet their needs,” commission president,

Franchisees advised to steal workers' wages, inquiry hears - May 31, 2018. | Business | The Guardian Franchisees advised to steal workers' wages, inquiry hears | Business Ben Smee The parliamentary inquiry into the franchise sector has been handed a “chilling” succession of similar stories by small-business owners who claim franchisors suggested they should steal wages from vulnerable workers. Labor senator Deborah O’Neill, who is deputy chair of the committee investigating franchising, told Guardian Australia the inquiry would need to look at how franchise business practices encouraged the exploitation of workers. In a published submission to the inquiry, a former Muffin Break franchisee, Faheem Mirza, said he was told “to consider underpaying staff that I can trust”. Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon “The key message was that as migrants, I must be aware of other migrants or students who would gladly accept underpayments in lure of their first job and hence not report or

What are the facts behind the #WhereAreTheChildren campaign? - May 31,2018. | The Stream | Aljazerra

Trump pardons conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza - May 31, 2018.| Video | CBS News

What's in your wallet? More cash, if you know how to save - May 31, 2018. | Mutual funds and ETF stories | MarketWatch

Mutual Funds MAY 31, 2018 This week's Mutual Funds and ETF stories By MarketWatch Focus Features/Courtesy Everett Collection Don't miss these top money and investing features: This savings-account hack will give you almost 20 times what you're earning now Yes, save twice your salary by the time you're 35 5 undervalued dividend-paying stocks worth a close look Thinking of selling your home? Do it before 2020   Here's how to invest in cannabis through E

After hours: LULU, ULTA & more - May 31, 2018. | After Hours | CNBC After hours: LULU, ULTA & more Chloe Aiello Source: Lululemon Check out the companies making headlines after the bell : Lululemon Athletica shares jumped nearly 6 percent in extended trading. The active wear brand and retailer reported first quarter earnings and revenue that easily surpassed Wall Street expectations. Lululemon reported EPS of 55 cents on revenue of $650 million, compared with EPS of 46 cents on revenue of $618 million that analysts expected.The retailer also reported a 20 percent rise in comparable sales. Shares of Ulta Beauty plunged more than 5 percent in the extended session, after the beauty retailer beat analyst expectations on both top and bottom lines in its first quarter earnings report. Ulta also saw comparable sales rise 8 percent, and e-commerce sales spike by 48 percent year-over-year. Weak second quarter outlook spooked investors. GameStop stock fell 3.4 percent i

Hello': RT journalist visits North Korean leader’s private palace, talks to Kim Jong-un's sister - May 31, 2018. | Video | RT

The mystery of Russia's missing IS brides - May 31, 2018 | BBCnewsnight

Scamville (E1234) - May 31,2018. | Video | Max keiser Report

Global State of the Media Report - 2018 | Cision Cision's 2018 Global State of the Media Report 15-20 minutes EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   It’s been both an extraordinary and challenging year for journalism — to say the least. On one hand, the profession has never been under greater attack. Constant accusations of fake news, anti-media sentiment coming from many of the world’s politicians and a seemingly overwhelming supply of competing content has made it much more difficult for professional journalists and influencers to be heard. As the media contends with those realities, there are some signs many in the public have their back and are supporting journalistic institutions again. In February 2018, The New York Times reported more than 10 percent year-to-year revenue growth for the fourth quarter of 2017 and 7.7 percent for the full year — a boon for an industry that had largely been in decline. According to Poynter, The Times now

Asia, Europe and US Stock Markets Report - May 31, 2018.| Markets | CNBC

                                                                         ASIA Asian stocks recover after Italian political woes ease Cheang Ming Asia finished mostly higher on Thursday as global markets recovered after recent fears about Italy faded. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 183.30 points, or 0.83 percent, to 22,201.82 while the Topix index gained 11.32 points, or 0.65 percent, to 1,747.45. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 27.2 points, or 0.45 percent, to 6,011.9 as most sectors finished higher. The energy sub-index gained 2.33 percent following higher oil prices overnight while the materials sector rose 1.5 percent. In South Korea, the Kospi added 13.98 points, or 0.58 percent, to 2,423.01. News of a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean official Kim Yong Chol saw some North Korea-exposed stocks rise, with Hyundai Cement up 5.11 percent. Elsewhere, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Inde

BEA Advisory: Detailed Spending Data on More than 200 Medical Conditions Coming June 4 - May 31, 2018. | Bureau of Economic

  Media Advisory May 31, 2018 Coming June 4: Detailed Spending Data on More than 200 Medical Conditions SUITLAND, Md. --  The Bureau of Economic Analysis for the first time will release statistics on how much Americans spend to treat more than 200 specific medical conditions like heart attacks, chronic kidney disease, and osteoarthritis on Monday, June 4 . The new statistics, which will cover the years 2000 through 2014, are part of BEA’s Health Care Satellite Account created in 2015. The project offers a new way of analyzing health care spending by breaking out spending by the treatment of disease, rather than by place of service such as a hospital or doctor’s office. What’s new with the more detailed release is information for 261 detailed medical conditions as well as 63 broader medical groupings such as heart conditions and hypertension. Until now, spending information was available only for 18 much more expansive categories

Alasdair Macleod: Gold's monetary rehabilitation - May 31, 2018.| GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH.

Alasdair Macleod: Gold's monetary rehabilitation Submitted by cpowell on 07:13PM ET Thursday, May 31, 2018 . Section: Daily Dispatches 3:14p ET Thursday, May 31, 2018 Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: In perhaps his most brilliant essay yet, GoldMoney research chief Alasdair Macleod today notes that the U.S. government's more aggressive use of economic sanctions is pushing the rest of the world away from the U.S. dollar and toward an Asia- and gold-based monetary system. Macleod then describes the architecture of such a system likely already being constructed by China, leading to the general demise of fiat money throughout the world. Macleod's analysis is headlined "Gold's Monetary Rehabilitation" and it's posted at GoldMoney here: research/goldmoney-insights/ gold-s-monetary-re... CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

‘Solo’ gets one thing right: The droids in ‘Star Wars’ are basically slaves. May 31, 2018.| Washington Post ‘Solo’ gets one thing right: The droids in ‘Star Wars’ are basically slaves. by Dan Hassler-Forest 9-11 minutes PostEverything Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events May 31 at 11:34 AM Follow DanHF Dan Hassler-Forest is an author and public speaker on media franchises, cultural theory, and political economy. He lives in the Netherlands and works as assistant professor in the Media Studies department of Utrecht University. Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian and Phoebe Waller-Bridge is L3-37 in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” (Lucasfilm Ltd.) The new film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is mostly a listless, tone-deaf bore, tediously trekking through a deeply unimaginative backstory for a character who was always at his best when he was at his most myste