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Fox News airs graphic of stock gains after George Floyd, MLK, deaths - Business Insider

  • A Congressman slammed Fox News for creating and airing a graphic highlighting how stocks have risen after the high-profile deaths of black men in the US.
  • It claimed that the S&P 500, which tracks the performance of the biggest companies in the US, had improved in performance after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.
  • Floyd was killed after a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes while taking him into custody.
  • Floyd's death has sparked protests across the country, renewing calls to end police brutality and tackle wider racism.
  • The graphic was shown during Fox News' news coverage, rather than one of its commentary shows.
  • The graphic shows "percentage change" one week after the event.

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Fox News airs graphic of stock gains after George Floyd, MLK, deaths - Business Insider

  • A Congressman slammed Fox News for creating and airing a graphic highlighting how stocks have risen after the high-profile deaths of black men in the US.
  • It claimed that the S&P 500, which tracks the performance of the biggest companies in the US, had improved in performance after civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.
  • Floyd was killed after a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes while taking him into custody.
  • Floyd's death has sparked protests across the country, renewing calls to end police brutality and tackle wider racism.
  • The graphic was shown during Fox News' news coverage, rather than one of its commentary shows.
  • The graphic shows "percentage change" one week after the event.

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U.S. states lean toward breaking up Google's ad tech business: CNBC

  • The Justice Department and nearly all state attorneys general have opened investigations into allegations that Google has broken antitrust laws.
  • The federal probe focuses on search bias, advertising and management of Google’s Android operating system.
  • Reuters and others reported in mid-May that state attorneys general led by Texas were likely to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google later this year.
  • Google on Thursday announced several leadership changes, including expanding senior vice president Prabhakar Raghavan’s oversight to search engineering in addition to development of the company’s ads systems.
  • In his expanded role, Raghavan can control the entire canvas of Google’s search engine, including organic results and ads.
  • The federal probe of Google focuses on search, advertising and management of its Android operating system.
  • All quotes delayed a minimum of 15 minutes.
  • See here for a complete list of exchanges and delays.

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Why coronavirus boredom might be good for your kids

  • Although studies show that feeling bored most of the time might lead to risky behavior in children, research also indicates that sometimes feeling bored can actually be good for kids.
  • A 2014 study in Creativity Research Journal found that when participants did a boring activity followed by a task, they showed more creativity in completing the task.
  • “Kids will be frustrated,” says Barnett, adding that entertaining oneself is a learned skill, so some kids might take a little longer to catch on.
  • Barnett suggests starting kids with 30 minutes of nothing to do, but adds that the time really depends on the child.
  • Eventually, younger kids should be able to spend 90 minutes entertaining themselves; older kids, up to three hours a day.
  • For younger kids, Barnett suggests offering a reward for spending self-directed time.

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Full rollout for contactless payments in NYC subways delayed until December

  • New York commuters will have to wait just a bit longer before they can use their smartphone or contactless credit card to pay for bus and subway trips throughout the city, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  • MTA officials note that contactless payments will fully roll out on Manhattan buses by the end of July, while busses across the rest of NYC will be available by the end of this year.
  • OMNY allows New Yorkers to pay with their phones without going to a machine to purchase a MetroCard.
  • While a convenient option, the OMNY system has also been under fire for collecting data from users, including location information on riders and smartphone device identifiers.
  • It currently lacks an option for riders without access to a phone or credit card; prepaid cards won’t be available until later.
  • The OMNY system is a tap-to-pay option available through many mobile devices and smartwatches.

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Oumuamua may be a hydrogen iceberg

  • Now it has a new description: Astronomers at Yale and the University of Chicago say it’s a hydrogen iceberg.
  • A study based on the researchers’ findings has been accepted by the Astrophysical Journal Letters and appears on the preprint website arXiv. The study’s first author is Darryl Seligman, a former Yale graduate student now at the University of Chicago, who began the research at Yale.
  • Laughlin and Seligman said ‘Oumuamua’s behavior can be explained if it is composed of hydrogen ice.
  • Although hydrogen is the most common element in the universe it is rarely found in solid form, which requires extremely cold temperatures.
  • Frozen hydrogen does, however, offer a compelling mechanism for acceleration.
  • The study theorizes that iceberg-like objects made of hydrogen can potentially form in the dense cores of molecular clouds that pervade the Milky Way galaxy and give rise to new stars and planetary systems.

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