CMO Today: Trump Team Considers Relocating White House Press Briefings

As Esquire reported, the incoming administration is considering relocating the press from the West Wing to the off-site White House Conference Center or another venue nearby. The White House Correspondents’ Association, for its part, says it will “object strenuously to any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps.” The latest news is only heightening concerns about journalism during a Trump administration. : Is there more consolidation in the ad tech market on the horizon? The whole industry has dealt with concerns from investors that ad tech is struggling to take on tech giants like Facebook and Google. No matter the exit strategy, it seems clear that ad tech is under pressure to adjust or bust.

January 17, 2017 12:46 UTC

Something delicious is cooking in Houston

Houston (CNN) Do yourself a favor and, for a moment, put aside what you think you know about Houston. Photos: A sneak peek at Brasserie du Parc Philippe Verpiand's new downtown restaurant, Brasserie du Parc, will serve hearty French fare such as this 12-ounce entrecôte. Hide Caption 1 of 6 Photos: A sneak peek at Brasserie du Parc Also on the menu: Classic moules marinières. Hide Caption 3 of 6 Photos: A sneak peek at Brasserie du Parc The restaurant's lunch menu will also feature sweet and savory crepes. Hide Caption 4 of 6 Photos: A sneak peek at Brasserie du Parc The banana and nutella crepe is sure to be a favorite.

January 17, 2017 12:41 UTC

30 Under 30 Europe 2017: Continent's Leaders Of Tomorrow Gather For A Toast

Framing A Better Way To Hang Wall ArtEurope was buzzing Monday following the release of the second annual FORBES 30 Under 30 Europe, launched in the wee hours of the morning here. Monday night hundreds of the continent's best and brightest gathered in London to celebrate earning spots on the list. An extension of the original United States-centric franchise, which celebrated its 2017 edition earlier in January, the Europe list honors 30 young stars in 10 categories from finance to the arts to industry. And there's Jill Xiaozhou Ju, born and educated in China, Ju, 28, now runs Greystar's £1 billion portfolio of U.K. student housing. "I think it is one of the best wake-ups that he ever had," say Miliaresis, 25.

January 17, 2017 12:39 UTC

New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

"Doctors are super smart, but they are set up for failure in so many ways," Aoun says. No one wants to go to the doctor's office today. I would say it just feels like a better experience," Shaffer said after picking up a scale at Forward's office to help monitor his weight. But Dudley doubts Forward's AI will be very effective unless it's able to build a large network of offices that attracts millions of patients. "A human brain can learn faster than a machine unless the machine has a massive database to analyze," Dudley said.

January 17, 2017 12:38 UTC

Theresa May Confirms U.K. Will Pursue Hard Brexit

“We seek a new and equal partnership,” May said of Britain’s departure from the EU. “Not partial membership of the European Union, associate membership of the European Union, or anything that leaves us half-in, half-out. The move would signal the start of two years of complex negotiations to disentangle relations between the U.K. and the EU. Another leg higher after she talks about final Brexit deal being put to a parl. vote — Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) January 17, 2017Leading Brexit advocate Nigel Farage celebrated the speech.

January 17, 2017 12:38 UTC

Middle East To Lead Global Airline Industry Growth This Year

And while the Middle East may be the strongest market, its lead is being chipped away. “The Middle East and Asia-Pacific will continue to lead among all regions, with RPK growth of 9% and 7%, respectively,” says Jonathan Root, vice president at Moody’s. Latin America and Europe are both predicted to see an acceleration in RPK growth of 0.5 and 0.2 percentage points respectively, taking both to 4%. Even so, the Middle East is still expected to add the most new capacity this year, with the number of seats growing by 10%. “Demand growth will modestly trail capacity growth across all markets,” says Root.

January 17, 2017 12:37 UTC

Pakistani mom promised her daughter a wedding reception. Instead, she burned her alive.

Hassan Khan, Rafiq’s husband, described his wife as his high school sweetheart in an interview with Newsweek Pakistan. The couple tried on other occasions to get the family’s permission to marry, Khan told Newsweek, but they were rejected. It took some coaxing, but a male relative guaranteed Rafiq’s safety, Khan told Newsweek. Khan said he learned about her death through one of her cousins, who called and said, “They have killed her.”“I couldn’t believe my ears,” Khan told Newsweek. He told Newsweek he refused to let her killing cloud his memory of her.

January 17, 2017 12:35 UTC

Israel as the Lights Go Out

U.N. resolution 2334 infuriated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who called it “shameful.” He seemed surprised that ignoring Obama’s veto of an earlier settlements resolution in 2011 would have consequences. There was little new in the resolution, given America’s consistent opposition to settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, over several decades. In fact, the twinning of criticism of Israel with condemnation under international law of “incitement” — a reference to persistent Palestinian practice — was among the fresher elements. They may or may not constitute a primary cause of the conflict, but they do demonstrate Israel’s decades-long commitment to building in a way that makes a viable Palestinian state impossible. There were the midterms, then there was the Iran deal to negotiate, so better not to anger Israel further, and finally there was the U.S. election in November.

January 17, 2017 12:28 UTC

Prime Minister Theresa May Says U.K. Won’t Seek Membership of EU Single Market

LONDON—Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said the U.K. intends to leave the European Union’s single market, outlining a plan for a clear break from the bloc and answering the biggest open question about her vision for Britain’s future. In her most detailed speech yet, Mrs. May said the U.K. wouldn’t seek a new relationship that was “half-in, half-out” of the EU. It would no longer abide by the bloc’s immigration rules or be...

January 17, 2017 12:20 UTC

Cowboys’ loss to Packers marks end of a brilliant season and start of a brighter future

(Larry W. Smith/European Pressphoto Agency)That wasn’t how or when it was supposed to end for the Dallas Cowboys. It really hurts.”It was, in so many ways, a wondrous season for the Cowboys. And it will be Rodgers and the Packers, not Prescott and the Cowboys, who will face the Matt Ryan-led Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. [Looking ahead to Rodgers vs. Ryan, Brady vs. Roethlisberger in the conference title games]“I think this is just the beginning for the Cowboys,” Rodgers said Sunday. They were the sharper team in every way in the game’s early going Sunday, as the Cowboys committed a series of gaffes.

January 17, 2017 12:13 UTC

5 things to know for Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Doug's out sick today, so we'll do our best to get you Up to Speed and Out the Door. But then CNN uncovered multiple instances of plagiarism -- in her book, in her newspaper columns, and in her Ph.D. dissertation. "I am getting worried ... that he'll get caught on little things like making fun of people on Twitter," says one. Turkey nightclub attackTurkish officials say a man from Uzbekistan has confessed to carrying out the deadly New Year's attack at the Reina nightclub. So, China, Australia and Malaysia say they're suspending the search -- a decision that's gut-punched victims' families .

January 17, 2017 12:11 UTC

China’s Xi Jinping Defends Globalization at Davos

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a full-throated defense of economic globalization at a time of global uncertainty fueled by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the U.S. election victory of Donald Trump . “Some people blame economic globalization for the chaos in our world,” Mr. Xi said in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Mr. Xi countered the notion, saying that neither the refugee crisis nor the international financial crisis were the product of such globalization.

January 17, 2017 12:08 UTC

IHS Markit Returns to Profit, Posts Better-Than-Expected Quarterly Results

IHS Markit Ltd. returned to a profit in its fiscal fourth quarter after posting a loss in the previous quarter due to merger-related costs. The London-based data and analytics firm, formed by the 2016 merger of IHS Inc. and Markit Ltd., on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit of $89.3 million, or 21 cents a share, down from $90.5 million, or 37...

January 17, 2017 12:06 UTC

Poll: Trump draws low marks for transition, response to Russian hacking

As in the campaign, Trump is a polarizing figure who generates great enthusiasm among those who supported him and deep hostility among those who did not. Over 8 in 10 Republicans say he is qualified, and about the same percentage of Democrats say he is not. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say they do not think he will do a good job on race relations. A plurality of Americans say they oppose withdrawing from the nuclear agreement with Iran. A significant majority of Republicans, however, say Trump is treating the press fairly.

January 17, 2017 12:04 UTC

A movie about three black female mathematicians is beating Affleck and Scorsese at the box office

“Hidden Figures” topped the box office for the second weekend in a row. The success of “Hidden Figures” comes as debates over racial diversity and gender pay equity dominate Hollywood. And its stars have pointed to the film as proof that movies helmed by black women are not inherent commercial risks. The numbers were even starker for black women: 13 percent of all female characters in the top 2015 films were black. (Warner Bros. Pictures)“The difference with ‘Hidden Figures’ is it’s a movie we had not seen before,” Silverstein said.

January 17, 2017 12:00 UTC

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