New York Knicks Reportedly Exploring Trade Of Derrick Rose To Minnesota Timberwolves For Ricky Rubio

The New York Knicks (23-34) are seeking to trade former All-Star point guard and league MVP, Derrick Rose and the unlikely potential suitor could in fact be the Minnesota Timberwolves (22-35). The trade would involve sending Rose to Minneapolis for point guard Ricky Rubio. The Timberwolves are currently 13 games under .500, but remain just 3.5 games behind the eight seeded Denver Nuggets as they seek to end their 13-year playoff drought. The deal could reunite Rose with his former head coach Tom Thibodeau, who helped guide the young point guard and the Chicago Bulls to several deep playoff runs. Ian Begley reported a few days ago regarding this trade stating:“The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached out to the Knicks recently to discuss potential trades for New York point guard Derrick Rose.

February 23, 2017 12:11 UTC

The Morning Risk Report: Directors’ Tenure, Independence on Investors’ Radars

Having served as CFO at two prior companies, Michael Speetzen was able to hit the ground running when he was named CFO of Polaris Industries Inc. in August 2015. That was no small consideration given the Minneapolis-based powersports company’s rapid growth, which has been accompanied by some bumps in the road. Mr. Speetzen discusses what he has learned and achieved during his first 18 months on the job, including valuable lessons in managing investor relations challenges and working with his team to go beyond the historical view of finance to help the company’s business and operational leaders understand the bigger picture.

February 23, 2017 12:11 UTC

Domestic terrorists killed his son. He wants Trump to remember that America makes extremists, too.

West Memphis, Ark., police officers Bill Evans and Brandon Paudert were shot and killed during a traffic stop on May 20, 2010. I lost my passion for law enforcement that day.”The officers’ killings were a wake-up call for law enforcement, raising awareness about the threat far-right extremists pose to officers. Trump Should Focus on the Threat Posed by ‘Sovereign Citizens.’”Brandon Paudert with his parents at his graduation from the police academy in Arkansas in 2003. Mobilized by economic uncertainty and fears that the federal government planned to confiscate people’s firearms, far-right groups increased dramatically in number nationwide during President Obama’s eight years in office, experts say. If the Trump administration chooses to ignore the far-right threat, he said, it is risking calamity.

February 23, 2017 12:05 UTC

Exxon Lowers Oil Reserve Estimates—Energy Journal

Here’s your morning jolt of news, insight and analysis on the global energy business. Send us tips, suggestions and complaints: Sign up for this newsletter: EXXON TAKES A HIT ON ITS RESERVES Exxon Mobil Corp. says it has to shave off about 15% of its oil reserves from its books, much of it from Canadian […]

February 23, 2017 12:02 UTC

Google fights online trolls with new tool

Women, particularly young women and women of color, are disproportionately targeted. On Thursday, the company publicly released an artificial intelligence tool, called Perspective, that scans online content and rates how “toxic” it is based on ratings by thousands of people. For example, you can feed an online comment board into Perspective and see the percentage of users that said it was toxic. Other organizations, such as TrollBusters and Crash Override Network, are support groups for people who have experienced harassment online. The company also mined the comment sections of Wikipedia and collected data from victims of online harassment who had kept a record of their experiences.

February 23, 2017 12:02 UTC

Only a Market Crash Can Stop Warren Buffett From Winning This $1 Million Bet

Warren Buffett made a $1 million bet in 2007: that hedge funds would not outperform index funds over the next 10 years. WSJ's Nicole Friedman checks the numbers and handicaps Buffett's chances of winning the bet on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: BloombergIt was a $1 million bet: Could hedge funds outperform index funds over a decade? Warren Buffett said no in 2007. His chosen index fund, the Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares, climbed 66% from the start of the bet through the end of 2015, compared with a gain of 22% for a basket...

February 23, 2017 12:00 UTC

27 Jobs With Tough Interview Questions -- And What Those Questions Are

To view the first 10 tough interview questions, open the gallery below. In any interview, you’ll likely receive at least one difficult, unexpected question. To start your preparation, do online research to create a list of potential interview questions. Such an exercise is invaluable in helping you refine your responses and preventing the common interview error of rambling. Brain teasers or consulting cases may be the most anxiety-inducing questions of all time, but keep practicing and you’ll become more comfortable with the format.

February 23, 2017 12:00 UTC

Fewer high school students are applying for college aid under the California Dream Act

The California Dream Act allows students who are in the U.S. illegally to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. A detail of a poster on the wall as Alma Sanchez, Kid City program assistant, teaches an after-school college prep class at Kid City. A detail of a poster on the wall as Alma Sanchez, Kid City program assistant, teaches an after-school college prep class at Kid City. The money can go toward tuition and other costs at state community colleges, California State University, the University of California and accredited private colleges. She, too, filled out the Dream Act application, but she said she understood why others might not want to.

February 23, 2017 12:00 UTC

President Trump is on shaky ground with his new immigration order

The Trump administration’s expanded enforcement against undocumented immigrants may not come as a surprise given the president’s strident stance on the issue during the presidential campaign. Only among Republicans did a majority support deporting all undocumented immigrants (57 percent), dropping to 33 percent of independents and 20 percent of Democrats. More than three-quarters said undocumented immigrants were just as honest and hard-working as citizens. About 7 in 10 said undocumented immigrants mostly fill jobs U.S. citizens do not want. Still, pushing immigration action into undocumented immigrants who have committed no other crime raises the political stakes considerably for Trump.

February 23, 2017 12:00 UTC

U.S. Natural Gas Market Bulls And Bears Caged 'Indefinitely'

The US natural gas market’s fundamental dynamics have evolved into effective circuit breakers that limit upward and downward price pressure. LNG exports emerged because US natural gas prices dropped considerably below levels being paid in other countries, particularly in Asia where gas prices remain tied to oil prices. Source: EIAIn the current market environment, it’s difficult to see how US gas supply returns to a situation of scarcity, barring a major natural disaster. Regulations that ban or decrease fracking had been another potential obstacle for US gas supply up until the recent election. Over the longer term, US natural gas prices will probably strengthen due to circumstances we can’t envision today, but until these new unknown dynamics surface, market fundamentals will enforce range-bound natural gas prices.

February 23, 2017 12:00 UTC

Report says value of fences to Southwest border security is not known

A U.S. Border Patrol agent walks along the border fence between Mexico and the United States near Calexico, Calif., on Feb. 8. The report cites ways current border fencing, along 654 miles of the 2,000-mile border, enhances border security, but GAO also said Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials “cannot measure the contribution of fencing to border security operations.”No one has figured out how to do it. “CBP suspended its efforts to measure the contributions of border fencing to border security in 2013 due to sequestration related funding shortfalls,” GAO said. “CBP has not developed metrics that systematically use these data, or other available information, to assess the contributions of border fencing to border security operations along the southwest border,” according to GAO. The 654 miles includes 354 miles of primary pedestrian fencing and 300 miles of primary vehicle fencing.

February 23, 2017 12:00 UTC

Gucci’s All-Inclusive Fancy Dress Fandango

This time, there was no gala opening lunch hosted by the prime minister so all of Italy’s luxury head honchos could rub elbows over pappardelle and listen to powerful state officials sing their praises. Matteo Renzi, briefly the first Italian head of government to ever so overtly embrace the local fashion industry (and now it seems, maybe the last), stepped down in December. That’s usually the issue. Though in point of fact, as Milan Fashion Week got underway, the biggest trend on the runways was inclusion. It started with Gucci, where Alessandro Michele has made something of a signature out of embracing everything and the kitchen sink.

February 23, 2017 12:00 UTC

Companies Seek to Sway Trump Administration on FTC Choice

WASHINGTON—A number of companies and interest groups have waged behind-the-scenes lobbying campaigns over who will chair the Federal Trade Commission, an appointment with far-reaching implications for the high tech and telecommunications sectors. One effort is being made by companies that have clashed with online search giant Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc. They have been making calls and meeting with Trump administration representatives on behalf of Utah’s Republican attorney general, Sean Reyes, according to several...

February 23, 2017 12:00 UTC

Dismal Results From Vouchers Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

Researchers have used this data to compare voucher students with similar children who took the same tests in public school. Until about a year ago, however, few if any studies had shown vouchers causing test scores to decline drastically. “Students who use vouchers to attend private schools have fared worse academically compared to their closely matched peers attending public schools,” the researchers found. But research has also linked higher test scores to a host of positive outcomes later in life. And voucher advocates often cite poor test scores in public schools to justify creating private school vouchers in the first place.

February 23, 2017 12:00 UTC

Watch a 7-year-old tell Sen. Tom Cotton: Don’t sacrifice PBS Kids to Trump’s border wall

During a town hall meeting in Springdale, Ark., Feb. 22, a 7-year-old boy told Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) There, on Wednesday, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) fielded questions from concerned citizens. A woman who said the Affordable Care Act allows her to care for her terminally ill husband lashed out at Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) Crucially for Toby, too, Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico posed a threat to PBS Kids and the national parks. “He is deleting all the parks and PBS Kids just to make a wall,” Toby said, “and he shouldn’t do that.

February 23, 2017 11:56 UTC

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