The executive in charge of Facebook’s currency says he’d love somebody with central banking experience to help lead it

David Marcus, the Facebook exec who helped hatch its Libra digital currency project, said a managing director with experience in government and central banking would be a great leader for the independent group that will actually oversee the currency. Last week, Facebook announced Libra, a digital currency the company has been building using blockchain technology. Facebook also announced the Libra Association, a nonprofit organization that will manage the digital currency, and Calibra, a digital


David Marcus, the Facebook exec who helped hatch its Libra digital currency project, said a managing director with experience in government and central banking would be a great leader for the independent group that will actually oversee the currency. Last week, Facebook announced Libra, a digital currency the company has been building using blockchain technology. Facebook also announced the Libra Association, a nonprofit organization that will manage the digital currency, and Calibra, a digital
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The executive in charge of Facebook's currency says he'd love somebody with central banking experience to help lead it

David Marcus, vice president of messaging products for Facebook Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview on the sidelines of the Wall Street Journal D.Live global technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

David Marcus, the Facebook exec who helped hatch its Libra digital currency project, said a managing director with experience in government and central banking would be a great leader for the independent group that will actually oversee the currency.

“We need someone who knows how economies tend to work, who understands how to operate in a very complex, decentralized governance type of environment,” Marcus told The Information in a Q&A published on Friday.

“And we need someone who has the gravitas to be able to carry the message on behalf of all the members — the hundred members and more of the association when this thing goes live — rather than have each and every one of us have piecemeal conversations left and right with all of the different governments and regulators that this whole network will be subject to.”

Last week, Facebook announced Libra, a digital currency the company has been building using blockchain technology. Facebook also announced the Libra Association, a nonprofit organization that will manage the digital currency, and Calibra, a digital wallet where Facebook users will be able to hold the currency.

In his Q&A, Marcus also denied a Tuesday New York Times report that banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase had rejected Facebook’s invitation to join the Libra Association.

“I want to absolutely and strongly deny the fact that we’ve approached banks and banks have said no,” Marcus said. “We have had conversations with banks. We still have conversations with banks. And my expectation is that by the time this thing launches next year you will have banks that are going to be members of this.”

You can read the full Q&A on The Information.

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Acting US Defense Secretary calls on Asian allies to boost arms spending

Speaking Saturday at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Shanahan highlighted an exhaustive list of U.S. contributions to the region before asking allies to commit to more. Figures provided by the London-based think tank International Institute for Strategic Studies, put China’s 2019 defense spending at $176 billion. So, there is not one size fits all but everybody has a responsibility to invest in security,” he added. When asked about the reaction from partners in the region to a potential sp


Speaking Saturday at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Shanahan highlighted an exhaustive list of U.S. contributions to the region before asking allies to commit to more. Figures provided by the London-based think tank International Institute for Strategic Studies, put China’s 2019 defense spending at $176 billion. So, there is not one size fits all but everybody has a responsibility to invest in security,” he added. When asked about the reaction from partners in the region to a potential sp
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Acting US Defense Secretary calls on Asian allies to boost arms spending

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaking at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore on June 1, 2019

SINGAPORE — Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan called on America’s allies in Asia Pacific to invest more in national security — a move that’s reminiscent of U.S. President Donald Trump’s well-worn script to NATO nations on burden-sharing.

Speaking Saturday at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Shanahan highlighted an exhaustive list of U.S. contributions to the region before asking allies to commit to more.

“Our government is devoting significant resources to this mission. This is a massive effort,” Shanahan said during his remarks. “Every nation, independent of size, has an important role to play. And like the business of building airplanes, no one nation can go it alone,” the former Boeing executive added.

Figures provided by the London-based think tank International Institute for Strategic Studies, put China’s 2019 defense spending at $176 billion. That’s more than the combined budgets of South Korea, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.

“People have to invest in themselves. I mean, we are making a sizable investment,” Shanahan told a small group of reporters on Friday. “Now, different countries can do more, and some just don’t have the means and the resources at the time. So, there is not one size fits all but everybody has a responsibility to invest in security,” he added.

When asked about the reaction from partners in the region to a potential spending increase, Shanahan said he expects allies to work with the United States.

“When we are having these conversations it’ll be about asking what’s appropriate for us to help with and what can they do and I think those are natural conversations,” Shanahan said. “I have not found the conversations awkward in the least.”


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Amazon will soon let you ask Alexa to delete your voice recordings — here’s how

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, speaks to a group of Amazon employees that are veterans during an Amazon Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 12, 2018. Amazon on Wednesday announced that it will soon allow people to ask Alexa to delete some of the things it saves when you ask it questions. As of today, you can say: “Alexa delete everything I said today.” In the coming weeks, you’ll also be able to say “Alexa, delete what I just said.” Amazon has thousands of workers around the wor


Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, speaks to a group of Amazon employees that are veterans during an Amazon Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 12, 2018. Amazon on Wednesday announced that it will soon allow people to ask Alexa to delete some of the things it saves when you ask it questions. As of today, you can say: “Alexa delete everything I said today.” In the coming weeks, you’ll also be able to say “Alexa, delete what I just said.” Amazon has thousands of workers around the wor
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Amazon will soon let you ask Alexa to delete your voice recordings — here's how

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, speaks to a group of Amazon employees that are veterans during an Amazon Veterans Day celebration on Monday, November 12, 2018.

Amazon on Wednesday announced that it will soon allow people to ask Alexa to delete some of the things it saves when you ask it questions. It will launch with a new “Alexa Privacy Hub” that will give users more information on “how Echo devices are designed and the controls you have over your Alexa experience,” Amazon said.

Amazon stores every conversation you have with Alexa after you speak the “Alexa” wake word and you currently have to open the Alexa app on your phone to delete your voice history.

As of today, you can say: “Alexa delete everything I said today.” In the coming weeks, you’ll also be able to say “Alexa, delete what I just said.” However, the feature won’t let you delete your entire voice history, but you should still use it if you’re concerned about having your recordings stored on Amazon’s servers.

Amazon has thousands of workers around the world listening to Alexa conversations, according to a report from Bloomberg in April. Amazon transcribes those conversations and shares them to help improve Alexa’s voice recognition, the report said. You can turn off the option that automatically sends voice snippets to Amazon, however.

Correction: This article has been updated with the correct timing for when the new Alexa features will be launched.

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7 in 10 Americans are avoiding difficult conversations at work — here’s how to tackle them

She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work. Expect the best, but prepare for the worstWhile you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted. “Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. Say it ou


She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work. Expect the best, but prepare for the worstWhile you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted. “Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. Say it ou
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7 in 10 Americans are avoiding difficult conversations at work — here's how to tackle them

Nevertheless, approaching difficult conversations is not only an important workplace skill, it could also be what enables your next step forward, said Sarah Sheehan, Bravely’s chief customer officer, who co-founded the company with Hervey as a platform for confidential professional advice.

She outlined three tips to prepare yourself for a difficult conversation at work.

1. Consider viewpoints beyond your own

“It’s easy to think about yourself and only yourself when you’re dealing with something challenging at work, but take the time to think through how someone might see it from the other side, and whether certain circumstances could be creating the situation at hand,” said Sheehan.

Your manager is a person, too, noted Sheehan, so sometimes the best thing you can do is to put yourself in their shoes and try to think things through from a new perspective.

2. Expect the best, but prepare for the worst

While you will be hoping for the best possible resolution to your conversation, it’s helpful to prepare yourself for a potential negative outcome. That way, you will be better able to keep your emotions in check and avoid escalating the situation, Sheehan noted.

“Try to think through the worst-case scenarios and prepare for how you might respond in that situation. That way, you might be less likely to react with emotion,” she said.

3. Say it out loud

Finally, try rehearsing the conversation, either to yourself or someone else, to hone your message and perfect your delivery, said Sheehan.

“It will no doubt feel awkward at first,” she said, adding that “forcing yourself to say the words will help you hone how you deliver it, control the tone (which is super important!), and ensure you stick the landing.”

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Giuliani: Talks on Trump Tower in Moscow active during 2016 election

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow remained an “active proposal” as late as November of 2016, leaving open the possibility that Trump’s orbit continued to pursue the business deal up until the presidential election, months later than previously known. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Giuliani said the president has told him he can “remember having conversations” with his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, about the proj


President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow remained an “active proposal” as late as November of 2016, leaving open the possibility that Trump’s orbit continued to pursue the business deal up until the presidential election, months later than previously known. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Giuliani said the president has told him he can “remember having conversations” with his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, about the proj
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Giuliani: Talks on Trump Tower in Moscow active during 2016 election

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow remained an “active proposal” as late as November of 2016, leaving open the possibility that Trump’s orbit continued to pursue the business deal up until the presidential election, months later than previously known.

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Giuliani said the president has told him he can “remember having conversations” with his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, about the project well into 2016. Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the timeline of his involvement in that proposal, admitting that he worked on it through June of 2016 after initially saying it ended at the beginning of that year.

“It’s our understanding that they went on throughout 2016,” Giuliani said of the discussions, adding that there “weren’t a lot of them, but there were conversations. Can’t be sure of the exact date,” Giuliani said, referring to written questions Trump and his lawyers have answered from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.

“Probably could be up to as far as October, November. Our answers cover until the election. So anytime during that period they could’ve talked about it. But the president’s recollection of it is that the thing had petered out quite a bit.”

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Tony Robbins: This is the secret to getting a raise

If you want to up your salary, using popular negotiation strategies aren’t always going to do the trick, says life and business strategist Tony Robbins. The key to getting a raise comes down to the answer to one question: How can you add more value to your company? At the end of the day, “no technique is going to solve for not adding value,” Robbins tells CNBC Make It. What can I do to stand out from everybody else in this area — not just once, not twice, but all the time?” Speak to them and say


If you want to up your salary, using popular negotiation strategies aren’t always going to do the trick, says life and business strategist Tony Robbins. The key to getting a raise comes down to the answer to one question: How can you add more value to your company? At the end of the day, “no technique is going to solve for not adding value,” Robbins tells CNBC Make It. What can I do to stand out from everybody else in this area — not just once, not twice, but all the time?” Speak to them and say
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Tony Robbins: This is the secret to getting a raise

If you want to up your salary, using popular negotiation strategies aren’t always going to do the trick, says life and business strategist Tony Robbins.

The key to getting a raise comes down to the answer to one question: How can you add more value to your company? There’s no substitute for that. At the end of the day, “no technique is going to solve for not adding value,” Robbins tells CNBC Make It.

That’s why, before asking your boss for more money, he advises that you start by asking yourself, “What can I do that people will value in this environment? What can I do to stand out from everybody else in this area — not just once, not twice, but all the time?”

A simple way to figure out the answer is to set up a meeting and tell your manager, “I want to know what would it take for me to grow in this company another level. Speak to them and say, ‘Here is my goal,'” says Robbins, adding, “I would have conversations like that before any conversations about money.”


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These 8 simple phrases can help you avoid awkward political conversations at work

Political talk at work is getting harder and harder to avoid. In one recent survey, 64 percent of workers polled said political conversations in the office have become more heated within the last decade. Learning what to say when political talk arises is key to keeping professional relationships strong and getting quality work done. Heated discussions can leave employees frustrated, distrustful and unproductive, says Audra Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Randstad US, an HR cons


Political talk at work is getting harder and harder to avoid. In one recent survey, 64 percent of workers polled said political conversations in the office have become more heated within the last decade. Learning what to say when political talk arises is key to keeping professional relationships strong and getting quality work done. Heated discussions can leave employees frustrated, distrustful and unproductive, says Audra Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Randstad US, an HR cons
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These 8 simple phrases can help you avoid awkward political conversations at work

Political talk at work is getting harder and harder to avoid. In one recent survey, 64 percent of workers polled said political conversations in the office have become more heated within the last decade.

Learning what to say when political talk arises is key to keeping professional relationships strong and getting quality work done. Heated discussions can leave employees frustrated, distrustful and unproductive, says Audra Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Randstad US, an HR consulting firm.

“Not having a framework for how you want the conversation to unfold is what gets people in trouble,” adds Stacey Engle, executive vice president at Fierce Conversations, a training company that teaches organizations how to have effective discourse.

With midterm election results likely driving some of today’s workplace debates, CNBC Make It has compiled a list of responses to help you navigate any tricky political talk.


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Hillary, Bill Clinton to go on tour this year

Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton. The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It is being produced by tour promoter Live Nation, the company behind Michelle Obama’s massive tour to promote her new book as well as tours for Beyon


Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton. The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It is being produced by tour promoter Live Nation, the company behind Michelle Obama’s massive tour to promote her new book as well as tours for Beyon
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Hillary, Bill Clinton to go on tour this year

Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton.

The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It is being produced by tour promoter Live Nation, the company behind Michelle Obama’s massive tour to promote her new book as well as tours for Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and other music heavyweights.

The Clintons will hold joint conversations at the shows and share “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future,” Live Nation said.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

The Clintons will kick off the trek Nov. 18 in Las Vegas at 5,200-seat Park Theater, the home for Cher’s residency and where Lady Gaga will launch her own residency later this year. They will visit Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on Nov. 27, Montreal’s Bell Centre on Nov. 28 and Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land, Texas, on Dec. 4.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to hear one-of-a-kind conversations with the two leaders as they tell their stories from some of the most impactful moments in modern history. From the American presidency to the halls of the Senate and State Department, to one of the United States’ most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections, they provide a unique perspective on the past, and remarkable insight into where we go from here,” Live Nation said in a statement.

The Clintons’ first show next year will be April 11 at the nearly 3,000-seat Beacon Theatre in New York, where the 2016 Tony Awards were held. The tour wraps May 4 at the Forum in Inglewood, California, where Drake and Migos will perform four shows next week, while others set to perform at the 17,505-seat venue include Elton John and Fleetwood Mac.

The Clintons will also visit Philadelphia’s The Met, Detroit’s Fox Theatre, DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., and Opera House in Boston.


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