Trump aide Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House after Melania called for her dismissal

Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump’s office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal. Yet it is highly unusual for a first lady or her office to weigh in on personnel matters, especially the president’s national security staff. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Ricardel will have a new role in the administration. President Donald Trump’s White House has set records for administ


Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump’s office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal. Yet it is highly unusual for a first lady or her office to weigh in on personnel matters, especially the president’s national security staff. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Ricardel will have a new role in the administration. President Donald Trump’s White House has set records for administ
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Trump aide Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House after Melania called for her dismissal

Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump’s office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal.

No replacement was named. Aides said Ricardel clashed with the first lady’s staff over her visit to Africa last month. Yet it is highly unusual for a first lady or her office to weigh in on personnel matters, especially the president’s national security staff.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Ricardel will have a new role in the administration.

On Tuesday, Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s spokeswoman, released a statement saying: “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.”

President Donald Trump’s White House has set records for administration turnover. Ricardel was the third person to hold the post under Trump.

An ally of national security adviser John Bolton, Ricardel began her service in the Trump administration as associate director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, then moved to the Commerce Department last year.

Bolton brought her into the West Wing shortly after taking the job in April. He is traveling in Asia this week alongside Vice President Mike Pence.


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DOJ cleared Matthew Whitaker to be acting attorney general

The Justice Department told President Donald Trump that Matthew Whitaker could hold the post of acting attorney general, before Trump appointed him to that post. That argument was based on the fact that Whitaker had not held a Senate-approved position before he was appointed acting AG. Whitaker was named to the post a week ago, after Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He now has oversight of Mueller’s office, due to his appointment as acting attorney general. He will be allowed to


The Justice Department told President Donald Trump that Matthew Whitaker could hold the post of acting attorney general, before Trump appointed him to that post. That argument was based on the fact that Whitaker had not held a Senate-approved position before he was appointed acting AG. Whitaker was named to the post a week ago, after Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He now has oversight of Mueller’s office, due to his appointment as acting attorney general. He will be allowed to
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DOJ cleared Matthew Whitaker to be acting attorney general

The Justice Department told President Donald Trump that Matthew Whitaker could hold the post of acting attorney general, before Trump appointed him to that post.

News of that preapproval comes as critics have said Trump violated the Constitution by installing the 49-year-old Whitaker on a temporary basis as the nation’s top law enforcement official without first getting Senate approval.

That argument was based on the fact that Whitaker had not held a Senate-approved position before he was appointed acting AG. The state of Maryland cited that claim when it filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Whitaker’s appointment, calling him an “unqualified” partisan.

But NBC News reported Wednesday that the department told Trump, before he tapped Whitaker for the job, that he could appoint Whitaker as acting head of Justice.

Whitaker was named to the post a week ago, after Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

His temporary appointment immediately sparked concerns that he will squelch the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and possible coordinating with the Trump campaign in that effort.

Whitaker before joining the Justice Department had been a critic of Mueller’s probe. He now has oversight of Mueller’s office, due to his appointment as acting attorney general.

Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, had been Sessions’ chief of staff. He will be allowed to serve as acting attorney general for at up to at least 210 days.

Steven Engel, assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, said in a written opinion cited by NBC News that his office told the White House — before Whitaker was appointed — that the president “could designate a senior Department of Justice official, such as Whitaker, as acting attorney general.”

According to Engel’s opinion, the Justice Department has identified more than 160 occasions in which a president appointed government officials who not been confirmed by the Senate to serve in high-level positions, NBC News reported.

A senior Justice Department official told NBC that that advice was offered “after the White House asked what the president’s option would be in the event the office of attorney general was vacant and who might be eligible to serve.”

Trump had been angry at Sessions for more than a year because of the attorney general’s decision to recuse himself from overseeing the Justice Department investigation into Russian election interference. Sessions’ recusal was based on the fact that he had been involved in Trump’s campaign.

The Washington Post reported, a day before Sessions announced his recusal on March 2, 2017, that he had twice met with Russia’s ambassador to the United States during the campaign, but failed to disclose that fact during his confirmation hearing in the Senate.

The recusal of Sessions left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in charge of the Russia probe. Two months after that recusal, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller to handle that investigation.

Mueller’s appointment infuriated Trump, who has called the probe a witch hunt.


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South Korean president fires his economic policy chiefs, replacing them with insiders

Moon has replaced chief presidential policy aide Jang Ha-sung and finance minister Kim Dong-yeon, the two most senior policymakers in charge of running Asia’s fourth-largest economy, the presidential office announced. Presidential social policy aide Kim Soo-hyun will succeed Jang and veteran bureaucrat Hong Nam-ki, currently head of the government policy co-ordination office, will be the new finance minister, the presidential office said. The incoming chief presidential policy aide has been behi


Moon has replaced chief presidential policy aide Jang Ha-sung and finance minister Kim Dong-yeon, the two most senior policymakers in charge of running Asia’s fourth-largest economy, the presidential office announced. Presidential social policy aide Kim Soo-hyun will succeed Jang and veteran bureaucrat Hong Nam-ki, currently head of the government policy co-ordination office, will be the new finance minister, the presidential office said. The incoming chief presidential policy aide has been behi
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South Korean president fires his economic policy chiefs, replacing them with insiders

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has fired both his top economic policymakers and replaced them with people already in the government, his office said on Friday, a move widely seen as intended to reinforce his controversial policies.

Moon has replaced chief presidential policy aide Jang Ha-sung and finance minister Kim Dong-yeon, the two most senior policymakers in charge of running Asia’s fourth-largest economy, the presidential office announced.

It was a bigger reshuffle than expected, but the appointment of their successors from within the government indicated President Moon would reinforce his economic policies, which economists have said were hurting growth.

Presidential social policy aide Kim Soo-hyun will succeed Jang and veteran bureaucrat Hong Nam-ki, currently head of the government policy co-ordination office, will be the new finance minister, the presidential office said.

The incoming chief presidential policy aide has been behind harsh regulatory measures aimed at curbing housing prices, which many analysts have said were against market principles.

The incoming finance minister has served at various government departments such as the finance ministry and the presidential office. He is still required to appear at a parliamentary verification hearing although approval there is not mandatory.

The high-profile appointments came amid criticism that Moon’s signature policies such as big minimum wage increases and a shorter work week had backfired, with lower income earners — the intended beneficiaries – feeling the most pain as employers cut back hiring.

South Korea’s minimum wages are set to be raised by nearly 30 percent over two years and the work week has been cut by almost a quarter for big companies, but initial outcomes have been a plunge in employment rates and lower incomes.

The outgoing finance minister, who has served since June last year as Moon’s first top economic policy planner, has repeatedly clashed with Jang by calling for some adjustment of the president’s ‘income-led growth’ strategy.

The economy saw growth in the July-September quarter holding steady from the previous quarter at 0.6 percent, but missing the market expectations as construction spending plunged by the most in two decades.

Private consumption held up on increased welfare support but a sharp cut in infrastructure spending and strong controls on property transactions clouded the outlook at a time when the global demand for South Korea’s exports is cooling.


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Google reportedly plans to significantly expand its New York City presence

Tech giant Google is planning to expand its office space in New York City, potentially allowing the company to significantly increase staffing in the city, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The WSJ said that Google declined to comment on any talks about the St. John’s Terminal property. Additionally, Google is also planning to expand its existing property at Chelsea Market by about 300,000 square feet, the Journal reported. That, along with its announced plans for 250,000 squar


Tech giant Google is planning to expand its office space in New York City, potentially allowing the company to significantly increase staffing in the city, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The WSJ said that Google declined to comment on any talks about the St. John’s Terminal property. Additionally, Google is also planning to expand its existing property at Chelsea Market by about 300,000 square feet, the Journal reported. That, along with its announced plans for 250,000 squar
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Google reportedly plans to significantly expand its New York City presence

Tech giant Google is planning to expand its office space in New York City, potentially allowing the company to significantly increase staffing in the city, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

People familiar with the matter told the Journal that Google is nearing a deal to buy or lease a planned 1.3 million-square-foot office building at St. John’s Terminal in Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood. When completed, that building would give the Alphabet unit space for more than 8,500 staff.

Google did not immediately respond to CNBC’s emailed request for comment.

The WSJ said that Google declined to comment on any talks about the St. John’s Terminal property.

Additionally, Google is also planning to expand its existing property at Chelsea Market by about 300,000 square feet, the Journal reported. That, along with its announced plans for 250,000 square feet of office space at Pier 57, could provide sufficient office space for more than 3,500 additional workers, the newspaper said.

The tech giant bought the Chelsea Market property earlier this year for about $2.4 billion.

Read The Wall Street Journal’s full report on Google expanding its office space in New York City here.


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A Google parental leave idea that can help all workers avoid office burnout

So I recruited a friend of mine who basically covered that for six months,” Poole said. Besides covering for employees on leave like Poole, the same-site rotations also provide development opportunities because the person making the jump gains experience working on different teams. The idea has spread in the tech community as workers demand more work/life balance and greater professional development opportunities. “A lot of people want to have a better work/life balance. Wheatman said she has se


So I recruited a friend of mine who basically covered that for six months,” Poole said. Besides covering for employees on leave like Poole, the same-site rotations also provide development opportunities because the person making the jump gains experience working on different teams. The idea has spread in the tech community as workers demand more work/life balance and greater professional development opportunities. “A lot of people want to have a better work/life balance. Wheatman said she has se
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A Google parental leave idea that can help all workers avoid office burnout

The co-worker that covered for Poole did not get promoted and ended up leaving the group.

“Bad for me and bad for him,” she said.

For her second leave, she decided to leverage Google’s formalized “bungee” program, in which a full-time employee can take a different role in the company for several months to cover a leave of absence, with the expectation that the Googler will return to his or her previous team when the bungee is complete.

“I had a big team. I really didn’t want to leave it. I built it from scratch; I wanted it to be successful. So I recruited a friend of mine who basically covered that for six months,” Poole said.

That co-worker has since helped cover multiple other women’s maternity leaves.

“She has three children, and she has helped five other women executives be successful as they balance family and work,” said Poole at the New York City conference, which was hosted by the women’s career community start-up Fairygodboss, on Oct. 16. Poole’s children are now 4 and 7.

Besides covering for employees on leave like Poole, the same-site rotations also provide development opportunities because the person making the jump gains experience working on different teams. The idea has spread in the tech community as workers demand more work/life balance and greater professional development opportunities.

“The workforce is changing, and how people work is changing,” said Debra Wheatman, a certified career coach and president of Careers Done Write. “A lot of people want to have a better work/life balance. They don’t want to deal with the stress of wondering what’s going on while they’re gone and how that’s going to impact their performance when they return.”

Wheatman said she has seen an uptick in companies offering these cross-training initiatives, though not always as part of a formalized program.


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Amazon is reportedly moving into Long Island City, Queens: Here’s what the neighborhood is like

Historically, Long Island City was home to warehouses, strip clubs, dive bars and other seedy venues. My apartment building, which is located in the still-developing Court Square area of Long Island City, is surrounded by some of the heaviest construction. When I moved into the Court Square area about two years ago, much of the surrounding area was full of empty lots. Plus, since there’s so much open inventory on Long Island City these days, most buildings will give you one or two months’ free r


Historically, Long Island City was home to warehouses, strip clubs, dive bars and other seedy venues. My apartment building, which is located in the still-developing Court Square area of Long Island City, is surrounded by some of the heaviest construction. When I moved into the Court Square area about two years ago, much of the surrounding area was full of empty lots. Plus, since there’s so much open inventory on Long Island City these days, most buildings will give you one or two months’ free r
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Amazon is reportedly moving into Long Island City, Queens: Here's what the neighborhood is like

Historically, Long Island City was home to warehouses, strip clubs, dive bars and other seedy venues. But today, much of that has been torn down and replaced by high-rise luxury apartment buildings.

My apartment building, which is located in the still-developing Court Square area of Long Island City, is surrounded by some of the heaviest construction. Bloomingdale’s is getting ready to move into a 550,000-square-foot office right up the street. JetBlue has a massive office nearby, too. And there are new residential buildings being constructed along every block.

When I moved into the Court Square area about two years ago, much of the surrounding area was full of empty lots. Now I see nothing but the frameworks of large hotels and luxury co-ops.

Apartments are a great value, too. Unlike most spots in Manhattan, you can find a newly constructed apartment building full of amenities like a gym, in-unit washer/dryer and rooftop swimming pool. A two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment typically goes for about $4,500 per month. That may sound expensive, but it’s a bargain compared with what you’d have to pay for something similar in Manhattan. Plus, since there’s so much open inventory on Long Island City these days, most buildings will give you one or two months’ free rent on a one-year lease, bringing the net effective rent for the year much lower.

Long Island City is a really convenient location, too. It’s only a stop (or two or three, depending on where you live) away from Manhattan on the subway. LaGuardia airport is about a 15-minute taxi ride away, and you can get to Citi Field or Arthur Ashe Stadium in less than 20 minutes by subway.


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Voters file lawsuit to stop Georgia gov candidate Kemp from overseeing election

Five voters filed an Election Day emergency lawsuit to strip Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp of his powers to preside over the race for governor in which he is the Republican candidate. The lawsuit seeks to bar Kemp from participating in vote counting, the certification of results, as well as any runoff or recount procedures. “In doing so,” the lawsuit says, “he has violated the Constitutional rights of Plaintiffs and other Georgia voters.” He has come under increasing scrutiny in recent d


Five voters filed an Election Day emergency lawsuit to strip Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp of his powers to preside over the race for governor in which he is the Republican candidate. The lawsuit seeks to bar Kemp from participating in vote counting, the certification of results, as well as any runoff or recount procedures. “In doing so,” the lawsuit says, “he has violated the Constitutional rights of Plaintiffs and other Georgia voters.” He has come under increasing scrutiny in recent d
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Voters file lawsuit to stop Georgia gov candidate Kemp from overseeing election

Five voters filed an Election Day emergency lawsuit to strip Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp of his powers to preside over the race for governor in which he is the Republican candidate.

The lawsuit seeks to bar Kemp from participating in vote counting, the certification of results, as well as any runoff or recount procedures.

The lawsuit, prepared by the watchdog group Protect Democracy, alleges that Kemp “has used the official powers of his office to interfere in the election to benefit himself and his political party and disadvantage his opponents.”

“In doing so,” the lawsuit says, “he has violated the Constitutional rights of Plaintiffs and other Georgia voters.”

Kemp is battling Democrat Stacey Abrams in a tight race that remains within striking distance for both candidates. He has come under increasing scrutiny in recent days over actions he has taken while presiding over the election process. His campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.

The complaint, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, cites a Sunday notice posted by his office to the official secretary of State website that said the Democratic Party was under investigation for “possible cyber crimes” linked to an attempted hacking of the state’s voter registration system.

No evidence has been presented that would implicate Democrats in a hacking. Kemp has said the move was “how we would handle any investigation when something like this comes up.” The site that contained the notice is the same one that voters turn to for information about voting.

Kemp has also been criticized for implementing restrictive voter regulations.

Late last month, a federal judge ordered Kemp to instruct election officials to stop discarding absentee ballots that contained signature discrepancies, a procedure that critics including Abrams alleged was meant to suppress minority turnout.

And on Friday, a judge ruled against the “exact match” policy that Kemp had implemented. An investigation from The Associated Press found that the process put 53,000 voter registrations on hold. More than two-thirds of those registrations were for African-Americans, the AP found.

“Allowing one of the candidates to not just preside over their own election but misuse their office to give them an unfair advantage is just anti-democratic and unlawful,” Bryan Sells, a former Justice Department attorney who is co-counsel on the case, said in a statement.

The plaintiffs in the case demanded a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction. They also called for the court to award them attorneys’ fees.


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Georgia Sec. of State an calls for FBI hacking investigation

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who also is the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate, released a statement on Sunday calling for an FBI investigation into what his office called a “failed” attempt to breach voter rolls. On Sunday, Abrams called the investigation “desperate,” echoing the state’s Democratic Party, which called the allegations “100 percent false.” The organization added: “This so-called investigation was unknown to the Democratic Party of Georgia until a campaign operative in Kemp’


Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who also is the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate, released a statement on Sunday calling for an FBI investigation into what his office called a “failed” attempt to breach voter rolls. On Sunday, Abrams called the investigation “desperate,” echoing the state’s Democratic Party, which called the allegations “100 percent false.” The organization added: “This so-called investigation was unknown to the Democratic Party of Georgia until a campaign operative in Kemp’
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Georgia Sec. of State an calls for FBI hacking investigation

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who also is the GOP’s gubernatorial candidate, released a statement on Sunday calling for an FBI investigation into what his office called a “failed” attempt to breach voter rolls.

In making his claim, Kemp cited unusual activity on the state’s “My Voter Page,” which provides residents information about their registration status and voting locations, while accusing Democrats of culpability.

In a statement, the secretary’s office said: “We opened an investigation into the Democratic Party of Georgia after receiving information from our legal team about failed efforts to breach the online voter registration system and My Voter Page. We are working with our private sector vendors and investigators to review data logs.”

Kemp is running against Stacey Abrams, who has lobbed accusations of voter suppression in the hotly contested governor’s race. On Sunday, Abrams called the investigation “desperate,” echoing the state’s Democratic Party, which called the allegations “100 percent false.”

The organization added: “This so-called investigation was unknown to the Democratic Party of Georgia until a campaign operative in Kemp’s official office released a statement this morning.”

Kemp’s move was unusual, as it’s rare for organizations to speculate on the perpetrator of a cyberattack prior to an investigation, because a common tactic of cybercriminals to use technology to mask their affiliation and location. Attributing cyberattacks to any individual or entity is a process that typically takes weeks or months by trained investigators.

In an earlier statement, Kemp’s press secretary Candice Broce said, “While we cannot comment on the specifics of an ongoing investigation, I can confirm that the Democratic Party of Georgia is under investigation for possible cyber crimes. We can also confirm that no personal data was breached and our system remains secure.”

A Department of Homeland Security official told CNBC the office would defer to the Georgia Secretary’s office for any further comment, and acknowledged “the State of Georgia has notified us of this issue.”

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office was not immediately available for further comment.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-11-04  Authors: kate fazzini, letitia stein
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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ smashes opening weekend records, Take-Two stock skyrockets

The latest blockbuster video game just made entertainment history on its opening weekend, its publisher said Tuesday. Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption 2” skyrocketed to a $725 million worldwide retail consumer sales during its first three days. The studio’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, said in a release that the game had achieved “the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment.” Following the announcement, shares of Take-Two Interactive soared by 11 percent on Tu


The latest blockbuster video game just made entertainment history on its opening weekend, its publisher said Tuesday. Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption 2” skyrocketed to a $725 million worldwide retail consumer sales during its first three days. The studio’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, said in a release that the game had achieved “the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment.” Following the announcement, shares of Take-Two Interactive soared by 11 percent on Tu
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'Red Dead Redemption 2' smashes opening weekend records, Take-Two stock skyrockets

The latest blockbuster video game just made entertainment history on its opening weekend, its publisher said Tuesday.

Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption 2” skyrocketed to a $725 million worldwide retail consumer sales during its first three days. The studio’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, said in a release that the game had achieved “the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment.”

The number eclipses even the highest opening weekend in box office history: Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” grossed more than $640 million in its first weekend on the big screen, according to data from Box Office Mojo.

Following the announcement, shares of Take-Two Interactive soared by 11 percent on Tuesday. Bank of America Merrill Lynch had previously reiterated its buy rating for the company’s stock in August, predicting strong sales for “Red Dead Redemption 2.”


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Facebook is reportedly planning a big new facility right in Microsoft’s backyard

Redmond, Washington, has been the home of Microsoft for decades, but the maker of Word may soon have company. Facebook is planning a 650,000-square-foot office project in the city, according to a report Tuesday. The project is currently being referred to as “Building X,” according to the report. It now employs more than 30,000 people, up from about 20,700 last June, according to financial filings. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Redmond, Washington, has been the home of Microsoft for decades, but the maker of Word may soon have company. Facebook is planning a 650,000-square-foot office project in the city, according to a report Tuesday. The project is currently being referred to as “Building X,” according to the report. It now employs more than 30,000 people, up from about 20,700 last June, according to financial filings. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Facebook is reportedly planning a big new facility right in Microsoft's backyard

Redmond, Washington, has been the home of Microsoft for decades, but the maker of Word may soon have company. Facebook is planning a 650,000-square-foot office project in the city, according to a report Tuesday.

The company has approached Redmond with plans for two buildings, which could be six stories tall and include office space, labs, kitchens and an event center, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal, which cites emails and public records.

The project is currently being referred to as “Building X,” according to the report.

Facebook has not yet applied for building permits, but a project schedule sent to the city shows that the company hopes to demolish existing buildings on the allotted land as soon as May, according to the report.

Despite its scandals with security breaches, the handling of user data and the spread of misinformation, Facebook has continued to expand its footprint and grow its head count.

The company is based in Menlo Park, California, in Silicon Valley, but this year moved some employees into a skyscraper in San Francisco. It now employs more than 30,000 people, up from about 20,700 last June, according to financial filings.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-10-30  Authors: salvador rodriguez, david paul morris, bloomberg, getty images
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