To nab a stake of UiPath, CapitalG’s Laela Sturdy chased CEO Daniel Dines around the globe. Now that stake is worth $2 billion.

Summary List Placement UiPath, the task automation software maker that made a successful market debut on Wednesday, has become a feather in the cap of its investors, especially Laela Sturdy, General Partner at CapitalG, Alphabet’s independent late-stage growth fund. She doggedly pursued a deal with UiPath’s founder CEO Daniel Dines, chasing him around the globe […]

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DA persuades Orange police to not release video from last month’s mass shooting

Orange police on Wednesday, April 21, announced they would be releasing body camera footage, 911 calls and information about the mass shooting that left four dead last month – but changed course as a press conference was to take place after a request from District Attorney Todd Spitzer. Spitzer and Orange police discussed the footage […]

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Nonprofit plans 81 affordable apartments on the West Side

A rendering of the first affordable housing building planned at Kedzie and Fifth avenues. | Perkins & Will/Nia Architects The project by Preservation of Affordable Housing emphasizes an environmentally friendly design for vacant land in the Garfield Park area. A nonprofit developer has submitted plans for affordable housing on the West Side in a dual […]

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Earth Day TV: Programs on the environment, climate change and nature

Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day — a time to demonstrate our support for, and appreciation of, our environment. In its own way, television is heeding the call to action with an array of programs dedicated to climate change, wildlife and other issues. Here’s a rundown of offerings from networks and streaming services. All of […]

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Gov. Newsom declares drought emergency in two North Bay counties

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday declared a drought emergency in two California counties where conditions are particularly dry. Standing at a parched Lake Mendocino, Newsom said the emergency declaration would initially apply to Sonoma and Mendocino counties, but could be expanded in the future as needed. The emergency declaration gives state officials the ability to […]

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You can transfer Capital One miles to 19 airline and hotel loyalty programs, including new partners like British Airways and Turkish Airlines

 Summary List Placement You can redeem Capital One miles at a fixed rate or transfer them to airline and hotel partners. Some partners are much better than others, and a few should be avoided because of poor value. Always compare how many miles you’d transfer with what you’d need to erase a paid travel purchase. […]

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CTA launches in-service testing of new rail cars across the Blue Line

These new 7000-series cars are being tested on the CTA’s Blue Line. | CTA The 7000-series are CTA’s first new railcars in a decade. Commuters on Wednesday got their first chance to ride the Chicago Transit Authority’s newest rail cars, five years after the agency reached a deal to build the cars in a new […]

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Biden aims for momentum as US returns to climate fight

In this Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. President Joe Biden is convening a coalition of the willing, the unwilling, the desperate-for-help and the avid-for-money for a two-day summit aimed at rallying the world’s worst polluters to do more to slow […]

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Dow climbs 316 points as US stocks snap 2-day losing streak

Summary List Placement US stocks surged on Wednesday with the Dow up more than 300 points, snapping a two-day losing streak. Investors bought the early morning dip in stocks, which was in part spurred by weak earnings results from Netflix. The video-streaming company said it expects the slowest quarter of subscriber growth in history. Sign […]

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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon expects the bank’s employees will back in the office ‘within weeks’ and going maskless by October

Summary List Placement Wall Street leaders haven’t been shy about expressing their skepticism of remote work. Now, top banks seem to be solidifying their return-to-office plans. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said on Wednesday that he plans to tell employees to be back in the office within weeks, at least for a day or two. By […]

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AI startup UiPath jumps 26% during its public debut, pushing valuation to $37 billion

Summary List Placement Shares of UiPath jumped as much as 26% on Wednesday during its public debut at the New York Stock Exchange, bringing its valuation $37 billion at intraday highs. Founded in Bucharest, Romania, the automation software startup opened at $65.50, 17% higher than its initial public offering price of $56 per share. The […]

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‘The Witcher’ by Henry Cavill scores high with the public despite reviews

Despite mixed reviews from critics, the Netflix series by Henry Cavill, The Witcher, scores big among the public in the United States. Earlier this month, Henry Cavill’s new Netflix show debuted and generated a mixed reaction from critics. The show currently has a 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, but has a 93% […]

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Do you want to start the new year? StarFlyer is giving away tickets

ORLANDO, Fla. – An attraction from International Drive hopes that you will start the new year with them. The Orlando StarFlyer organizes the New Year’s Eve party “The Soaring 20’s” on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. on January 1. The attraction, a 450-foot swing ride in Icon Park, promises a live DJ, food, […]

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Tottenham fans name the 13 transfer goals to replace Kieran Trippier as a right-back

After a summer that Kieran Trippier left Tottenham Hotspur to move to Atletico Madrid, fans urge Jose Mourinho to invest in a new right-back. It’s been two and a half years since Kyle Walker left Spurs for Manchester City. Serge Aurier was signed by Paris Saint-Germain as the successor to the England international. Kyle Walker-Peters […]

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Vancouver Canucks Season is Weird so Far

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” –Hunter S. Thompson For the Vancouver Canucks, “weird” is usually an epithet for unlucky bounces, identical twins, or the occasional goaltender. As the NHL comes back from the season’s break, it’s worth looking at some of the Vancouver Canucks season weird numbers, events, or just coincidences […]

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Lily Tomlin arrested in D.C. during climate change protest led by costar Jane Fonda

Following in the footsteps of her Grace and Frankie costars, Lily Tomlin is the latest to get arrested outside the Capitol during climate change protests led by her Netflix series counterpart, Jane Fonda. The arrest, which can be seen below, happened Friday during the 12th week of climate protests organized by Fonda. Tomlin was among […]

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New Russian weapons can travel at 27 times the speed of sound

In this photo taken from abstract videos distributed by the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service, an intercontinental ballistic missile rises from a silo somewhere in Russia. The Russian military said the Avangard supercar introduced the tax on Friday. The Kremlin has made modernizing Russia’s strategic nuclear forces one of its top priorities. (Russian Ministry of […]

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What exactly is the plan for the Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in a rut, with no discernible identity and an ugly cap situation. How can they build properly around Karl-Anthony Towns? Two years ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. It looked like it might be the beginning of something, with the acquisition of Jimmy […]

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Here Are a Few Things Lots of Liberals Believe That They Shouldn’t

What should I do to ring out the decade? I know! Let’s make people mad at me. With that in mind, here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of things that lots of liberals believe even though they shouldn’t. Head Start (and similar pre-K programs) raise student achievement. There’s evidence that they have positive effects on many things, […]

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Here Are a Few Things Lots of Liberals Believe That They Shouldn’t

What should I do to ring out the decade? I know! Let’s make people mad at me. With that in mind, here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of things that lots of liberals believe even though they shouldn’t. Head Start (and similar pre-K programs) raise student achievement. There’s evidence that they have positive effects on many things, […]

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The powerful $750 HP Elitebook X360 convertible Windows 10 laptop is only $480 on Amazon, today only

If you want a powerful new Windows 10 laptop with a touchscreen and a convertible form factor, you should definitely prepare to spend a hefty chunk of change. Unless you take advantage of Amazon’s one-day sale on Friday, that is. Even refurbished, the HP Elitebook X360 1030 G2 Windows 10 Laptop costs $750 thanks to […]

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Voboril: A grassroots art movement

On a monochrome evening, we descended the steep staircase of an unremarkable building. Humdrum from the exterior, the entrance door to the performance space was a portal into something altogether technicolor, the effect one of stumbling upon a speakeasy populated by bombastic characters of lore. This particular night, the hallway was jammed with the bodies […]

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Aaron Ekblad to Miss Games this Weekend for Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers announced that defenceman Aaron Ekblad is sidelined day-to-day with an apparent shoulder injury. #FlaPanthers D Aaron Ekblad (suspected shoulder) not thought to be out of lineup long. Will miss B2B this weekend, possible return on upcoming roadie (Cbus, Ott, Buff, Pitt) — George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) December 27, 2019 Aaron Ekblad to Miss […]

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