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obamas in netflix deal; scratch-and-sniff stamps; that play-doh smell

will there be an obama drama?barack and michelle obama are getting into the television business with monday’s announcement that they had signed a multiyear deal with netflix. the former president and first lady have formed higher ground productions for the material. los gatos’ netflix said the obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features. although the programming is not expected to be partisan in nature, the type of people that barack obama brought forward as guests at his state of the union addresses would likely provide fodder for the kinds of stories they want to tell.the smell must go throughnow playing: now playingchina’s second-largest manufacturer of telecom equipment may be shutting downfort...





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san francisco marine exchange published 2:49 pm, tuesday, may 22, 2018





obamas in netflix deal; scratch-and-sniff stamps; that play-doh smell

will there be an obama drama?barack and michelle obama are getting into the television business with monday’s announcement that they had signed a multiyear deal with netflix. the former president and first lady have formed higher ground productions for the material. los gatos’ netflix said the obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features. although the programming is not expected to be partisan in nature, the type of people that barack obama brought forward as guests at his state of the union addresses would likely provide fodder for the kinds of stories they want to tell.the smell must go throughnow playing: now playingthere are more billionaires today than ever beforebuzz 60how a keyless ignition sys...





obamas in netflix deal; scratch-and-sniff stamps; that play-doh smell

will there be an obama drama?barack and michelle obama are getting into the television business with monday’s announcement that they had signed a multiyear deal with netflix. the former president and first lady have formed higher ground productions for the material. los gatos’ netflix said the obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features. although the programming is not expected to be partisan in nature, the type of people that barack obama brought forward as guests at his state of the union addresses would likely provide fodder for the kinds of stories they want to tell.the smell must go throughnow playing: now playingthese companies are blockchain superstarsfortunemorgan creek blockchain exec: regul...





spacex launches science and commercial satellites

a spacex falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of u.s.-german science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from vandenberg air force base on tuesday.it lifted off at 12:47 p.m. and arced over the pacific ocean headed toward the south pole.its upper stage deployed the research satellites minutes after reaching orbit. the satellites for iridium communications’ next-generation fleet were released in a process completed a little more than an hour after liftoff.the falcon 9’s first stage was previously used for a launch from florida in january. spacex did not attempt to recover it this time.now playing: elon musk's spacex successfully test launches the falcon heavy the world's most powerful rocket launched into the skies from florida's "space coast...





amazon urged to stop selling facial recognition tool to police

photo: carline jean / sun-sentinel image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3nicole hardy-smith of the palm beach sheriff’s office uses a facial recognition software tool.nicole hardy-smith of the palm beach sheriff’s office uses a facial recognition software tool. photo: carline jean / sun-sentinel image 2 of 3file - in this march 12, 2015, file photo, seattle police officer debra pelich, right, wears a video camera on her eyeglasses as she talks with alex legesse before a small community gathering in seattle. while the seattle police department bars officers from using real-time facial recognition in body camera video, privacy activists are concerned that a proliferation of the technology could turn the cameras into tools of mass surveillance. the aclu and other organizations on tue...





nyse to be led by woman for first time in 226 years

new york — for the first time in its 226-year history, the new york stock exchange will be led by a woman.stacey cunningham, who started her career as a floor clerk, will become the 67th president of the big board. that means that two of the world’s best-known exchanges will be led by women. adena friedman became ceo of nasdaq in early 2017.“it’s exciting to take on the role of running this organization because it’s an institution and it has a lot of personal meaning to me, myself, you know, so that’s really what i’ve been focused on,” cunningham said tuesday. “as a woman, i think it’s important to set new boundaries for everyone so that those who follow can continue to have more opportunity than existed before.”cunningham, who is the chief operating officer for the n...





us, china work on zte rescue

photo: chip somodevilla / getty images image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3treasury secretary steven mnuchin (right) tells senators that the u.s. didn’t mean to “put zte out of business.”treasury secretary steven mnuchin (right) tells senators that the u.s. didn’t mean to “put zte out of business.” photo: chip somodevilla / getty images image 2 of 3zte is a leading telecommunications company in china that relies on u.s. parts to manufacture its products. the commerce department blocked it from importing american components for seven years.zte is a leading telecommunications company in china that relies on u.s. parts to manufacture its products. the commerce department blocked it from importing american components for seven years. photo: ng han guan / associated press ...





business news roundup, may 23

intel findsanother flawintel, the biggest maker of computer processors, said it found another vulnerability related to the chip security flaws announced this year.the means to protect against the vulnerability is already in place, intel said tuesday on its website, and there is no evidence of it having been used to hack computers.there was widespread concern in the computer industry after the revelation by researchers at google of ways to gain illicit access to data such as encryption keys and passwords that were thought to be safely guarded by hardware. the spectre and meltdown vulnerabilities led to frantic work by intel and its computer maker partners to put in place software code to protect systems.now playing: apple to stop using intel processors and use mac chips instead according to...





gene therapies get easier path to fda approval

new therapies that may cure diseases caused by defective genes will get a faster path to approval by federal regulators, part of an effort by the food and drug administration to keep pace with one of biotechnology’s fastest-growing fields.unlike traditional drugs, gene therapies are intended to be given once, transform the inner workings of the body and last for a lifetime. for regulators, the challenge is to get the new therapies to desperate patients while monitoring their long-term safety for years after approval, fda commissioner scott gottlieb said tuesday.“for some of these products, there’s going to be some uncertainty, even at the time of approval,” gottlieb said in a speech at the alliance for regenerative medicine’s annual board meeting. “but these products are initia...





new privacy rules could make her one of tech’s most important regulators

photo: photos by paulo nunes dos santos / new york times image 1of/4captioncloseimage 1 of 4helen dixon, ireland’s data protection commissioner, will soon gain vast authority over technology companies.helen dixon, ireland’s data protection commissioner, will soon gain vast authority over technology companies. photo: photos by paulo nunes dos santos / new york times image 2 of 4people gather in a coffee shop in central dublin. ireland is the european headquarters for tech companies like apple, facebook and google.people gather in a coffee shop in central dublin. ireland is the european headquarters for tech companies like apple, facebook and google. photo: paulo nunes dos santos / new york times image 3 of 4a tourist takes a photo in dublin. ireland is in the middle of a sta...





obamas in netflix deal; scratch-and-sniff stamps; that play-doh smell

will there be an obama drama?barack and michelle obama are getting into the television business with monday’s announcement that they had signed a multiyear deal with netflix. the former president and first lady have formed higher ground productions for the material. los gatos’ netflix said the obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features. although the programming is not expected to be partisan in nature, the type of people that barack obama brought forward as guests at his state of the union addresses would likely provide fodder for the kinds of stories they want to tell.the smell must go throughnow playing: now playingnyse names first female leaderassociated pressthese are some of the most in-demand ...





gene therapies get easier path to fda approval

new therapies that may cure diseases caused by defective genes will get a faster path to approval by federal regulators, part of an effort by the food and drug administration to keep pace with one of biotechnology’s fastest-growing fields.unlike traditional drugs, gene therapies are intended to be given once, transform the inner workings of the body and last for a lifetime. for regulators, the challenge is to find ways to get the new therapies to desperate patients while balancing the need to monitor their long-term safety for years after approval, fda commissioner scott gottlieb said tuesday.“for some of these products, there’s going to be some uncertainty, even at the time of approval,” gottlieb said in a speech at the alliance for regenerative medicine’s annual board meeting. ...





amazon urged to stop selling facial recognition tool to police

photo: carline jean / sun-sentinel image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3nicole hardy-smith of the palm beach sheriff’s office uses a facial recognition software tool.nicole hardy-smith of the palm beach sheriff’s office uses a facial recognition software tool. photo: carline jean / sun-sentinel image 2 of 3seattle police officer debra pelich wears a video camera on her eyeglasses, which could be used for surveillance, privacy advocates say.seattle police officer debra pelich wears a video camera on her eyeglasses, which could be used for surveillance, privacy advocates say. photo: elaine thompson / associated press 2015 image 3 of 3amazon urged to stop selling facial recognition tool to police1 / 3back to galleryseattle — the american civil liberties union and other priva...





china cutting auto import taxes as of july 1

beijing — china said tuesday it will reduce auto import duties effective july 1 following pledges to buy more u.s. goods and end restrictions on foreign ownership in the industry.president xi jinping had promised the changes in april amid mounting pressure from washington to narrow china’s multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the united states, though chinese representatives said they had nothing to do with that dispute.the finance ministry said charges for many imported vehicles will be cut from 25 to 15 percent to promote development of the chinese industry, and increase availability of goods for consumers. that still would be higher than the 2.5 percent u.s. tariff on imported autos but less than the 25 percent charged by washington on imported pickup trucks.the immediate impact o...





house moves to dismantle post-crisis bank rules

washington — congress moved tuesday to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes.the house voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the dodd-frank law, notching a legislative win for president trump, who made gutting the landmark law a campaign promise.the republican-led legislation, pushed by wall street banks as well as regional banks and smaller institutions, garnered some votes from house democrats. similarly, the bill splintered democrats into two camps when the senate voted 67-31 to approve it in march.the bill raises the threshold at which banks are deemed so big and plugged into the financial grid that if one were to fail it would cause major h...





instagram mute button; necco wafer bids; tesla fast stop

number of the day$15 millionthat is expected to be the starting bid wednesday for the bankrupt maker of necco wafers. there are four offers for new england confectionery co.’s wafers and sweethearts, the valentine’s day conversation candy. gordon bros., which wanted to buy the company for $13.3 million before necco filed for bankruptcy, is designated as the initial bidder. the highest bid, $15 million, is from round hill investments, which specializes in reviving consumer companies. family-owned spangler candy and kgbdeals shopping are also bidding.feeling selfie-ish?now playing: instagram introduces mute button the photo-sharing company announced the new feature in a press release on tuesday. the mute button will give users more control over what they see in their feeds, allowing them...





obamas in netflix deal; scratch-and-sniff stamps; that play-doh smell

will there be an obama drama?barack and michelle obama are getting into the television business with monday’s announcement that they had signed a multiyear deal with netflix. the former president and first lady have formed higher ground productions for the material. los gatos’ netflix said the obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features. although the programming is not expected to be partisan in nature, the type of people that barack obama brought forward as guests at his state of the union addresses would likely provide fodder for the kinds of stories they want to tell.the smell must go throughnow playing: now playinghere's how much to tip in 8 everyday situationsbuzz 60guy uses smoking lawnmower t...





ship traffic, may 22 - sfgate

san francisco marine exchange published 11:07 am, monday, may 21, 2018





obamas in netflix deal; scratch-and-sniff stamps; that play-doh smell

will there be an obama drama?barack and michelle obama are getting into the television business with monday’s announcement that they had signed a multiyear deal with netflix. the former president and first lady have formed higher ground productions for the material. los gatos’ netflix said the obamas would make “a diverse mix of content,” potentially including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features. although the programming is not expected to be partisan in nature, the type of people that barack obama brought forward as guests at his state of the union addresses would likely provide fodder for the kinds of stories they want to tell.the smell must go throughnow playing: now playinggerm-free airline seats may soon be available, but only if you sit in this classveu...