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Alabama basketball finally realizes its potential

Kentucky has really tried. Alabama coach Nate Oats was keen to compliment his team’s breathtaking opponent on Tuesday night, as if the UK were some kind of bad luck that had been lining up at the DMV for six hours. “Lots of credit in Kentucky,” Oats said. “Obviously, they’re struggling. …

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MLB owners, players revert to old wage feuds

NEW YORK – Baseball owners and players alike have returned to form – the type flaunted over the past half-century in eight pay-wrestling work stoppages. Players have offered to resume sport in the coronavirus pandemic with a regular season of 114 games and full prorated salaries, leaving each player about …

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Is zero percent financing possible with bad credit?

Sometimes you see advertisements from automakers saying they can get you a brand new vehicle for over 80 months with zero percent financing. It may sound like a lot, but who really qualifies for 0% auto financing? It turns out that there aren’t many borrowers. 0% offers and bad credit …

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Spotify may have already won podcasting

Podcasts exploded in 2020. People created nearly 900,000 new podcasts last year, according to Chartable, and hungry listeners couldn’t get enough. Audience in the United States grew 90%, and it grew even faster in other countries tracked by the podcast measurement company. One thing that stands out from Chartable’s data …

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Tencent’s battle with ByteDance could lure antitrust regulators

ByteDance, Chinese tech giant that owns TikTok, recently sued its biggest rival Tencent (OTC: TCEHY) on alleged violations of antitrust laws. ByteDance says Tencent has blocked users of its WeChat and QQ apps – which host 1.21 billion and 617 million monthly active mobile users, respectively – from accessing content …

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New Chinese assault aircraft carrier catches fire

Black smoke was seen billowing from the first Chinese assault aircraft carrier in Shanghai. The new Type-075 aircraft carrier, which is similar to the US Navy’s America-class assault aircraft carriers, is designed to carry helicopters and hovercraft to support amphibious landings. The smoke was reported on Chinese social media platforms …

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