The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

America’s public schools are still promoting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether.
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Comcast Expected to Raise Sky Offer, After Fox Sweetened Bid

The battle for control of European pay-TV giant Sky is coming to a head and could affect the broader fight between Comcast and Disney to acquire most of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets.
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Father’s Day Spending Expected to Hit $15.3 Billion This Year

Dads can expect a little less to be spent on them for Father’s Day this year.
According to a study by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, spending on the holiday is projected to reach $ 15.3 billion this year, down just slightly from the $ 15.5 billion spent last year.
This translates into an average of $ 133 a person for the 77 percent of Americas who plan on celebrating the holiday on June 17. Individuals between 25 and 34 years of age are expected to spend the most, an average of $ 188.
“We are pleased to see consumer confidence continue to rise, leading to another near-record holiday spend on Father’s Day,” said NRF president and chief executive officer Matthew Shay. “Leading into the second half of the year, Americans are looking forward to treating their dads, and retailers will be prepared to offer a variety of gift options that will create new memories on this special day.”
According to the survey, consumers plan to spend $ 2.2 billion on apparel, which is expected to be purchased by 43 percent of shoppers; $ 2.1 billion on gift cards (42 percent), and $ 1.8 billion on consumer electronics (20 percent). In addition, $ 878 million will be spent on home

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Fiat Chrysler Expected to Outline Future Without CEO Marchionne

A decade after Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, a nearly debt-free Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is preparing to unveil a growth plan for the next five years at a test track outside Milan.
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Shooting stars expected to be visible from UK

Skygazers will get the chance to see several shooting stars next week as Earth passes through dust left over from Halley’s Comet.
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White House Correspondents Dinner Host Mocks Trump For Expected No-Show

Comedian Michelle Wolf would much rather look Trump “in the eye” while making fun of him.
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Radhika Jones Expected to Become New Vanity Fair Editor (Report)

New York Times books editor Radhika Jones is set to become to the next editor of Vanity Fair, according to a report from The New York Times. Jones will succeed Graydon Carter, who announced in September that he would be stepping down after 25 years at the publication. Condé Nast, which publishes Vanity Fair, had […]

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New Layoffs Expected at ESPN (Report)

ESPN is expected to trim its current employee base by more than 100 positions, as the Disney-owned sports-media outlet places new emphasis on digital initiatives such as a new video-streaming service, according to a report in Sports Illustrated. ESPN declined to make executives available for comment. The company employs approximately 8,000 people. Employees could be […]

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Josh Brolin on Infinity War Being ‘Much Deeper’ Than Expected

Josh Brolin promises Marvel’s The Avengers: The Infinity War isn’t just a mindless action film.

Speaking with Good Morning America, Brolin called the movie “way more emotional and way more interactive than I thought.”

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Fiction: Irish Sisters Take Different Paths, but Not the Ones That They Expected

J. Courtney Sullivan’s novel “Saints for All Occasions” covers five decades in the lives of a pair of immigrants and their descendants in America.
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Father’s Day Spending Expected to Hit $15.5 Billion

It’s expected to be a record for spending on Dad this year.
According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insight & Analytics, spending is expected to hit $ 15.5 billion this year, the highest figure in the 15-year history of the survey. Last year, spending was $ 14.2 billion.
According to the survey, shoppers are expected to spend an average of $ 134.75 this year, up from last year’s $ 125.92. 
“It’s encouraging to see that consumers are spending on special occasions such as Father’s Day,” said Matthew Shay, president and chief executive officer of NRF. “This is a positive sign of strong consumer confidence heading into the second half of the year, and a good deal for all the dads who will reap the benefits.”
The survey found 27 percent of dads would love to receive a “gift of experience” for Father’s Day — and 25 percent of shoppers will fulfill that wish by buying their fathers tickets to a concert or a sporting event.
Gift cards are expected to account for $ 2.2 billion in spending, given by 43 percent, the same that will be spent on apparel. Consumer electronics will account for $ 1.8 billion, personal-care products such as a bottle of cologne will total $ 888

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Canada Goose IPO Expected Next Week

Canada Goose Holdings is expected to go public next week and could raise $ 300 million in its IPO.
Per its registration filing last month, the company is planning dual listings for both New York and Toronto. The shares will trade on the New York Stock Exchange and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “GOOS.”
The company said in the filing that its will have two classes of shares outstanding, with the subordinate shares having one vote per share and the multiple voting shares to have 10 votes per share. The subordinate shares cannot be converted, while the multiple voting shares are convertible into subordinate voting shares on a one-for-one basis under certain conditions.
Bain Capital acquired a 70 percent equity interest in the company in December 2013. Following the IPO, Bain would still own a controlling stake in the company. About 10 percent of the firm will be sold through the IPO.
Canada Goose is an outerwear brand best known for its cold weather parkas that retail for between $ 900 and $ 1,500. The company’s registered trademarks are Canada Goose and Arctic Program & Design.

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Yahoo Sees Verizon Deal Taking Longer Than Expected

Yahoo, subject of two huge data breaches that have cast a shadow over its deal with Verizon Communications Inc., pushed back its expected closing date for the transaction, citing “work required to meet closing conditions.”
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Regulators Expected to Scrutinize Praxair-Linde Deal

Global regulators are expected to take a close look at the proposed tie-up of industrial-gas giants Praxair Inc. and Linde AG, a move that if completed would create the sector’s biggest player, with a market value of more than $ 66 billion.
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50 Cent Tried Yoga — but It Wasn’t What He Expected: ‘I Thought I Was Going to Stretch in a Sauna’

Yoga is harder than it looks!

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson got that rude awakening when he took his first yoga class, and finally learned the truth behind the deceptively difficult practice.

“I didn’t know what I thought I was going to do.  You know, you go to yoga. I thought I was going to stretch in a sauna, just stretch and have a good time,” 50 Cent tells Harry Connick Jr. during Thursday’s episode of Harry.

“It started out good and then the ladies started going faster and faster. It was difficult moves for you to put your body in different spaces and I was like, ‘what?’ and I’m looking around to see if other people are having the same experience. I ended up in a class that was a little to advanced for me,” the rapper admits.

50 Cent says he overestimated his fitness ability going in.

“You can’t just step in thinking you can do what they do because you see these hot girls going in the room with the yoga mat,” he says. “You’re like, ‘I can do that, whatever they doing in there.’ No, you can’t.”

50 Cent is no stranger to exercise, though. In 2010, he spent three hours on the treadmill a day and followed a strict liquid diet to drop over 50 lbs. for his role as a football player who is diagnosed with cancer in All Things Fall Apart.

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My Secret Heroin Addiction Started When I Was 13 Years Old—and Took Me Down a Path I Never Expected

​​A long road of new low after new low.

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Restored Ferrari Enzo That Was Split in Half in Crash Expected to Sell for $2 Million

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The First Fifteen A Brawl We Never Expected

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Huber and Bosman ransack the games library for buried treasure, and return with surprising rewards.
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Tim Gunn Was Surprised By ‘Project Runway’ Fame: ‘I Never Expected To Even Be On Air’

“Make it work” has become to go-to motto on “Project Runway,” but the man behind those now-famous words never expected to be so quotable on the show — or even on the show at all.

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Canucks’ Hansen expected to be OK after hit

Canucks forward Jannik Hansen is expected to be OK after it appeared he collapsed on the bench Saturday night after taking a hit during Vancouver’s game against the Calgary Flames.
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Madonna And Beyonce Expected To Perform At Grammys

To all the performers on next week’s Grammy Awards lineup: Sit down, the queens are in the house.

Madonna and Beyonce are set to perform at the Grammys on Jan. 26, according to a Los Angeles Times report that cites “two sources with knowledge of the plans.” The Huffington Post reached out to representatives from both singers’ camps and will update this post upon receiving confirmation of the news.

Madonna is expected to contribute guest vocals to a performance from one of the night’s nominees. Previously scheduled performers who Madonna could cozy up with onstage include Lorde, Taylor Swift, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons.

Beyonce will offer her first televised performance since releasing her surprise self-titled album on Dec. 13. The momentum for the unexpected release hasn’t dwindled yet, as the album still sits at No. 2 on the Billboard albums chart and could receive an additional boost from the singer’s Grammy appearance.

“Let’s put it this way … we have a really great history that goes back to the early days of Destiny’s Child,” Grammy show producer Ken Ehrlich told the Los Angeles Times, despite being unable to confirm or deny the two singers’ involvement. “I love working with [Beyonce]. She’s incredible. She is so into what it is that she does and making sure that everybody who sees her walks away saying ‘wow.’”

Beyonce is up for one Grammy this year, as a featured artist on Jay Z’s “Magna Carta…Holy Grail” track “Part II (On The Run).” She and Madonna have a long history with the awards. Thanks to both her solo work and her Destiny’s Child material, Beyonce is one of the most-honored female artists in Grammy history, behind Alison Krauss and Aretha Franklin. Madonna has seven Grammy trophies, three of which came for her acclaimed 1998 album “Ray of Light.” Her 2006 performance with Gorillaz and De La Soul is commonly credited as one of the best Grammy acts in recent years.

If the news comes to fruition, Madonna and Beyonce will join an all-star roster of performers that also includes a Beatles reunion featuring Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Daft Punk taking the stage alongside Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder, and Metallica being joined by noted concert pianist Lang Lang.
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