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BTS to make history with first U.S. stadium show

BTS to make history with first U.S. stadium show

Entertainment
Aug. 9 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band BTS will make history in October with its first U.S. stadium show. The K-pop group will become the first-ever Korean act to perform a stadium show in the U.S., according to Time. BTS will end the North American leg of its Love Yourself tour Oct. 6 at Citi Field in New York. Billboard said the venue can accommodate 40,000 people, making the show the largest concert by any Korean artist in the U.S. Love Yourself promoter Powerhouse Live confirmed BTS' plans in a tweet Wednesday. "BTS confirms first stadium show as the final stop of 2018 North America tour," the post reads.pic.twitter.com/q0KJ5Y6xDK— POWERHOUSE LIVE (@POWERHOUSELIVE) August 9, 2018 BTS will kick off its Love Yourself tour Aug. 25 in Seoul. The group will perform in several U.S. c...
3 charts that show why the US should stop ignoring its debt problem

3 charts that show why the US should stop ignoring its debt problem

Finance
By most measures, the U.S. economic outlook is bright. GDP (gross domestic product) growth could exceed 4 percent in the second quarter, unemployment is at decade-lows and wages are ticking up. But one figure paints a darker picture: U.S. national debt. Gross federal debt stands at a massive $ 21.2 trillion. Economists and policymakers are increasingly urging the U.S. government to address the debt now while the economy is on solid footing and before the next crisis hits. "Even if you think that public debt just doesn't matter to economic outcomes, the thing you have to...
Catching a falling knife? Some shady smallcaps show spike in retail holdings

Catching a falling knife? Some shady smallcaps show spike in retail holdings

Finance
NEW DELHI: Market experts are cautioning investors about unfavourable risk-reward on most smallcap counters, but retail investors are still venturing out to catch the falling knife. Or, that is what shareholding data for the past two quarters seems to be suggesting. Retail interest remained high on the buzzing stocks in the first six months of the ongoing calendar, even as select stocks fell between 30 per cent and 70 per cent. On such stock is Ruchi Soya. Individual investors holding shares worth up to Rs 2 lakh hiked stake in this debt-ridden company to 23.7 per cent at the end of June quarter from 15.1 per cent at the end of March quarter and 13.8 per cent at the end of December quarter. This happened even as the stock slipped some 47 per cent so far this calendar. The company is up for...
Trump fan waves flag to disrupt De Niro stage show

Trump fan waves flag to disrupt De Niro stage show

Entertainment
A Donald Trump supporter has waved a "Keep America Great" flag in front of a Robert De Niro-directed play in New York. The man unfurled the banner while standing near the stage during a curtain call for A Bronx Tale, directed by De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.The US President and De Niro have been involved in a public spat since the 74-year-old Hollywood actor received a standing ovation for yelling "f*** Trump" on stage at the Tony Awards in New York earlier this month. 0:30 ...
Google diversity figures show little change

Google diversity figures show little change

Technology
A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant.Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014.In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black and 3.6% Latin American.The figures also showed that black and Latin American employees had the highest attrition rate in 2017 - those choosing to leave."....despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our desired diversity and inclusion outcomes," wrote Danielle Brown, diversity vice-president, in the report.Ms Brown said the firm would increase transparency and include senior leaders in diversity-related work in order to try to drive p...