UK banks axe branches in favour of digital model  

Financial Times By : Emma Dunkley and Martin Arnold

Britain’s biggest lenders are shutting hundreds of branches and culling thousands of staff in a push to cut costs and move towards a digitally focused model that is irrevocably changing high street banking.  - Full Article


Britain will have to pay extra 2.1bn into EU budget by December  

The Guardian By : Ian Traynor

Britain has been told it must pay an extra €2.1bn (£1.7bn) into the European Union budget by the end of next month because the UK economy is doing better relative to other European economies.

The demand is certain to be used against David Cameron by the growing camp who want the UK to quit the EU. - Full Article


Microsoft Corporation Stock Price Jumps After Q1 Earnings Beat Street  

International Business Times By : Staff Reporting

Microsoft Corporation shares rallied more than 3 percent on Thursday in extended-hours trading after the world's largest software company beat expectations and tallied record first-quarter sales, driven by the company’s cloud strength and hardware progress.

The Seattle-based company turned in a fiscal first-quarter profit of $4.54 billion, or 54 cents per share... - Full Article


Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos knock off Chargers on TNF  

NFL By : Staff Reporting

Steelers fans have to be wondering where this version of a well-rounded, playmaking Sanders was in Pittsburgh. Before arriving in Denver, he had never recorded a multiple-touchdown game or a 100-yard performance in his five-year career. A quarter of his 16 career touchdowns have come in the past two weeks... - Full Article

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Between Two Ferns Welcomes Brad Pitt  

Mashable By : EItan Levine

“My guest today, Bradley Pitts.”

Between Two Ferns invited all-too-cool actor Brad Pitt to the show this week to discuss his career, family and latest movie. Well, sort of.

Zach Galifianakis' signature belligerent BTF character roasts/interviews the Hollywood A-lister. - Full Article


North Carolina probe: Advisers steered athletes to bogus classes  

USA Today By : Dan Wolken

An independent investigator found evidence directly tying years of no-show classes at the University of North Carolina to a scheme that helped hundreds of athletes — particularly football and men's basketball players — raise their grades and stay eligible over an 18-year period, according to a report released Wednesday. - Full Article


Apple Will More Than Double China Stores to 40 in 2 Years  

Bloomberg News By : Staff Reporting

Apple Inc. (AAPL:US) plans to more than double the number of stores it operates in the Greater China region in the next two years.

The number of outlets will increase to 40 in the region, which includes the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan, from 15 now, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in an interview that was translated into Chinese and published live by Sina Corp. - Full Article


Zuckerberg speaks Chinese in Beijing visit  

Los Angeles Times By : Staff Reporting

Facebook has been blocked by Chinese authorities for over five years, but company founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to be on a new charm offensive to crack the massive market.

In a move that has sent tongues wagging across China and around the globe, Zuckerberg showed off his nascent Chinese language skills this week in Beijing by participating in a 30-minute Q&A conducted entirely in Mandarin.   - Full Article


Pittsburgh Steeler Freestyle: Cannon  

First Take By : Staff Reporting


Kelly Clarkson Slays Sam Smith's Stay With Me  

Mashable By : Staff Reporting


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