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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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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Avoid these assumptions that hurt your credit score

If you’ve ever applied for a loan or looked for some form of credit, you know that not all credit seekers are created equal. What sets you apart is your credit score. This score captures your creditworthiness as a single number, up to a maximum of 900. The higher the …

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Game-changing sports cars, SUVs and sedans

Until self-driving cars put an end to the many joys of driving, automakers are offering avid motorists a plethora of performance-driven models with remarkable technology for 2018 and beyond. Engines that generate 500, 600 and even nearly 800 horsepower power the latest sports cars, while some of the more racy …

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ASEAN banks brace for bad debt influx amid coronavirus devastation

SINGAPORE – Across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, banks brace for a surge of non-performing loans as the coronavirus pandemic shakes business cash flows and creates difficulties in repaying debt debt. Singapore-based Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. said on Friday that its net profit for the first quarter ended March fell …

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