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Prices stabilize in North Korea, but growth is negative, think tank says

Prices stabilize in North Korea, but growth is negative, think tank says

World
Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Prices and exchange rates have stabilized in North Korea since Kim Jong Un fully assumed power in 2012, a South Korean think tank said in a report released Monday. The stabilization of key macroeconomic indicators does not mean the economy has been making progress, despite claims from the regime. North Korea registered negative GDP growth in 2017 and 2018, South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported. The North Korea economic review from South Korea government-run Korea Development Institute published Monday credited the stabilization of prices in the Kim Jong Un era to changes in policy, including less state intervention in North Korean agriculture. "After the North Korean authorities' currency reform failed several times, and prices surged, they gave up state control...
Deutsche Bank shares turn negative as lender gets ready for major overhaul

Deutsche Bank shares turn negative as lender gets ready for major overhaul

Finance
Deutsche Bank shares turned negative after initially jumping nearly 4%  in early morning trade on Monday as the German lender announced a mass restructuring program over the weekend. In one of its boldest overhaul, the bank will see 18,000 jobs cut by 2022 and the closure of its global equities sales and trading business in a bid to improve profitability.The bank expects the sweeping reforms, which also involve the creation of a 74 billion euro ($ 83.05 billion) "bad bank", to cost 7.4 billion euros by 2022. With second quarter results due on July 25, Deutsche is expected to report a net loss of 2.8 billion euros.Deutsche Bank chief financial officer James von Moltke told CNBC's Annette Weisbach on Sunday that this will be the last strategy overhaul, aiming to reduce global headcount...
Take fewer selfies to fight against negative body image

Take fewer selfies to fight against negative body image

Technology
Social media influencers need to take fewer selfies to help the fight against negative body image, the education secretary says.Damian Hinds, speaking on Stop Cyberbullying Day, said children are growing up with a "warped" view of what is normal because of the fake images they see online. He is urging them to take responsibility for their young followers and use the hashtag #notedited as well as be more transparent about online images that have been altered."Children are growing up with a warped view of what is normal because so much of what they see on social media is false," the MP for East Hampshire said. Image: Children are left with a 'warped' view from images they see online "These days there's a filter for everything, so much s...
Negative social media experiences lead to loneliness in young adults, study says

Negative social media experiences lead to loneliness in young adults, study says

Health
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Negative experiences online may bring about higher rates of loneliness among social media users, a study says. Every 10 percent increase in negative interactions on social media made the study participants 13 percent more likely to feel lonely, according to new research published Tuesday in the American Journal of Health Promotion. "Social media is, seemingly, about connecting people. So it is surprising and interesting that our investigations reveal social media being linked to loneliness," study lead author Brian Primack, director of University of Pittsburgh's Center for Research on Media Technology and Health, said in a news release. "Perceived social isolation, which is a synonym for loneliness, is associated with poor health outcomes, such as high blood pressure, hea...
John Oliver, not bots, a source of FCC’s negative net neutrality repeal comments

John Oliver, not bots, a source of FCC’s negative net neutrality repeal comments

Technology
The Federal Communications Commission acknowledged Wednesday that bots were not responsible for the agency's website slowdown after it sought public comment last year on its controversial plan to repeal net neutrality. After people were temporarily unable to contest the proposal, the FCC at the time put out a statement blaming the issue on an "attack" by bots coordinated by "external actors." "Beginning on Sunday night at midnight, our analysis reveals that the FCC was subject to multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDos)," said Chief Information Officer David Bray in the statement. "These actors were not attempting to file comments themselves; rather they made it difficult for legitimate commenters to access and file with the FCC." However, the slowdown was likely due to ...