Source: Bears to hire Chiefs OC Nagy as coach

January 8, 2018

12:17 PM ET The Chicago Bears have named former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy their new head coach, the team announced Monday. Nagy replaces John Fox who was fired after posting a 14-34 record in three seasons. Nagy was criticized, along with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, for abandoning the run game during the second half of the Chiefs’ 22-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Saturday’s wild-card…

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Israel’s Central Bank Says Bitcoin Is An Asset

January 8, 2018

By PYMNTS An asset, not a currency. So declared Israel’s central bank, which said Monday, as reported by Reuters, that it would not view cryptocurrencies — bitcoin among them, of course — as a reputable form of currency. Echoing other governments globally, the central bank said that risk abounds for financial institutions and those that do business with them. Appearing before the country’s parliamentary finance committee, Deputy Governor Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg…

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Changing Retail Is Changing Retail Workers

January 8, 2018

By PYMNTS As checkout processes become more automated and the point of sale moves to a mobile-first approach, the role of the retail clerk is also changing. Ringing up goods is giving way to customer service specialization and service offerings that digital retailers can’t match, according to a U.S. News and World Report. Best Buy employees are leaving stores and arriving on customers’ doorsteps to help them pick the right…

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Scorchers romp home with Turner 70

3:00 AM ET Perth Scorchers 5 for 186 (Turner 70, Willey 55, Nabi 1-30) beat Melbourne Renegades 3 for 185 (White 68*, Cooper 57, Tye 2-36) by five wickets A stunning innings from Ashton Turner helped Perth Scorchers to another record run-chase at the WACA. They keep finding a way to win games from difficult scenarios, this time defeating the title-contending Melbourne Renegades to reclaim top spot on the BBL…

January 8, 2018
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Murray has surgery on hip, eyes Wimbledon

8:56 AM ET Andy Murray underwent right hip surgery Monday and hopes to be back on tour “during the grass-court season” and in time for Wimbledon. Murray, 30, who has not played competitively since last year’s Wimbledon, made the announcement on his Facebook page hours after the surgery and says he is confident he will return as strong as before. “I’d like to thank Dr. John O’Donnell and all of…

January 8, 2018
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SMBs Start The Year With Jobs, Late Payments, FX Struggles

January 8, 2018

By PYMNTS Jobs numbers were off to a rocky start for the year when new data from the U.S. Department of Labor revealed lower-than-expected jobs numbers for the month of December. But when it comes to small business (SMB) hiring, the numbers don’t always present a clear picture. In fact, the latest research on small business performance goes far beyond hiring stats. In this week’s B2B Data Digest, PYMNTS digs…

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Google Defends Google Home At CES

January 8, 2018

By PYMNTS For the first time in years, Google had an official stand-alone booth at CES – a sign to buyers that it is ready to collaborate with both top brands and startups in the race for voice assistant dominance. “Google’s presence at CES is equally designed to reach not only consumers, but also developer ecosystems as well,” said research analyst Werner Goertz, as reported by The Washington Post. The…

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Payments 2018: Think This — Not That

January 8, 2018

By Karen Webster In 800 B.C., when people wanted to know the answer to “what’s next” about their personal futures, they flocked to Delphi and asked Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi. It was a bit of an ordeal. Only after engaging in a variety of rituals, including drinking holy water, burning laurel leaves, bathing in a specific body of water near her cave, sacrificing a goat and eating a pie…

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Google, Facebook Take FCC To Court Over Net Neutrality

January 8, 2018

By PYMNTS Internet Association (IA), a lobbying group that represents the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix, is joining a lawsuit against the Federal Communication Commission’s move to get rid of net neutrality. According to a report in New York Post, Internet Association is joining an existing lawsuit fighting the December vote to rescind net neutrality, which would in essence deregulate the internet. Michael Beckerman, the head of Internet…

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Photos: Shah Rukh Khan’s heartfelt posts about his kids AbRam, Aryan and Suhana are pure dad goals

January 8, 2018

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 8, 2018 4:51 pm Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to share some interesting posts about AbRam, Aryan and Suhana. Shah Rukh Khan shared some lovely and heartwarming posts about his children Aryan, Suhana, and AbRam on Twitter. The actor is currently busy with the production of his film Zero, directed by Aanand L Rai. Shah Rukh Khan might be…

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