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Rent, mortgage payments are hard to meet for workers entangled in the government shutdown

Rent, mortgage payments are hard to meet for workers entangled in the government shutdown

Finance
On Christmas Eve, Cory Binsfield, a landlord in Duluth, Minnesota, received bad news from a couple of his tenants: their rent will be late. Normally, Binsfield dings tenants who are more than five days behind with an 8 percent late fee and if he doesn't see their payment for two weeks, the lawyers get called. He's making an exception this time, however. "I just said 'Don't worry about it'," Binsfield, 54, said. "It's not the tenant's fault." The two renters are currently ...
Meet the doctor curing fake vaccine news

Meet the doctor curing fake vaccine news

Technology
The anti-vaxx hoax, which claims that life-saving vaccines actually cause autism in children, has spread in Italy - and beyond - in recent years, causing a drastic increase in the number of parents who refuse to protect their kids from deadly diseases.Waging a Twitter war against conspiracy theories, a 56-year-old doctor has become an unlikely celebrity in Italy, perhaps even a future political figure.Roberto Burioni doesn't mince words, which is part of his appeal."I don't mind being curt with those who spend five minutes on Google and want to teach me about virology, which I have studied for 35 years," he told Sky News in an interview."Science is no democracy." Image: Roberto Burioni has become a social media celebrity Anti-vaxxers ...
Meet the Faltrows: Gwyneth shares wedding pic

Meet the Faltrows: Gwyneth shares wedding pic

Entertainment
Gwyneth Paltrow has shared the first photo from her wedding with Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk. The couple tied the knot at Paltrow's home in New York on 29 September in front of a host of celebrity guests, including Robert Downey Jr, Steven Spielberg and Cameron Diaz.Paltrow posted a picture from the big day showing the newlyweds walking down the aisle, with the words "for those who have requested, a little look inside the best day of our lives. #thefaltrows". The 46-year-old US actress wore a custom lace Valentino Couture gown for the occasion while the men donned Tom Ford suits.Friends and family threw flower petals in the direction of the couple while Apple Martin, Paltrow's 14-year-old daughter with former partner Chris Martin, can be seen in the background. :: Gwy...
Sandeep Bakhshi: Meet the man who replaces Chanda Kochhar as ICICI Bank's new CEO

Sandeep Bakhshi: Meet the man who replaces Chanda Kochhar as ICICI Bank's new CEO

Finance
ICICI Bank has appointed Sandeep Bakhshi as the new Managing Director (MD) and CEO after Chanda Kochhar quit the bank. The bank accepted Kochhar's early retirement and appointed Bakshi in her place. Bakhshi held the position of the COO of ICICI Bank. He was put at the helm by the board after it asked Kochhar to go an extended leave pending an internal investigation into charges of impropriety in her role in the Videocon loan case. Who is Sandeep Bakhshi?This is not the first time that Bakhshi has been asked to handle a crisis. In 2008, Bakhshi was brought in by the bank from ICICI Lombard as the bank was fighting rising delinquencies. After he deftly handled the crisis, Bakhshi was put in charge of ICICI Prudential Life in 2010. Bakshi's leadership saw ICICI Prudential's Assets under Manag...