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I am an American journalist living in London.Copyright 2019 Forbes LLChttps://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/db2c4d0f68e932a8090cbaaf33297a05?s=400&d=mm&r=gCarlie Porterfieldhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/feed/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/10/22/northern-ireland-decriminalizes-abortion-legalizes-same-sex-marriage-overnight/ Northern Ireland Decriminalizes Abortion, Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage OvernightLandmark reforms for Northern Ireland passed Monday at midnight with the decriminalization of abortion and legalization of same-sex marriage, which will see the first legal weddings the week of Valentine’s Day.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5daedb01d634420007ac73e7Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:00:48 +00002019-10-22T12:00:48ZLandmark reforms for Northern Ireland passed Monday at midnight with the decriminalization of abortion and legalization of same-sex marriage, which will see the first legal weddings the week of Valentine’s Day.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/10/08/blizzard-bans-hearthstone-esports-player-for-liberate-hong-kong-comments/ Blizzard Bans Hearthstone Esports Player For “Liberate Hong Kong” CommentsBlizzard Entertainment has banned Ng Wai Chung and stripped him of his prize money after the Hearthstone professional gamer, also known as Blitzchung, shouted slogans in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement in a post-match interview. Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d9c5e213b33b800060ef4ceTue, 8 Oct 2019 11:00:51 +00002019-10-08T11:00:51ZBlizzard Entertainment has banned Ng Wai Chung and stripped him of his prize money after the Hearthstone professional gamer, also known as Blitzchung, shouted slogans in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement in a post-match interview. https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/10/04/mark-zuckerberg-on-billionaires-no-one-deserves-that-much-money/ Mark Zuckerberg On Billionaires: “No One Deserves That Much Money”Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about billionaires, inequality and encryption in a livestreamed questions-and-answer sessions with Facebook staff following the leak of his explosive comments from an earlier townhall meetingCarlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d9713436567520006b3dc84Fri, 4 Oct 2019 11:02:38 +00002019-10-04T11:02:38ZFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about billionaires, inequality and encryption in a livestreamed questions-and-answer sessions with Facebook staff following the leak of his explosive comments from an earlier townhall meetinghttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/10/02/juul-hires-another-altria-exec-to-handle-vaping-crackdown/ Juul Hires Another Altria Exec To Handle Vaping CrackdownJuul Labs is bringing on another high-ranking executive from Marlboro owner Altria, to help manage its relationships with regulators alarmed over recent deaths linked with vaping, and surging e-cigarettes use among teenagers.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d9484772fa0270006fb73c4Wed, 2 Oct 2019 12:09:31 +00002019-10-02T12:09:31ZJuul Labs is bringing on another high-ranking executive from Marlboro owner Altria, to help manage its relationships with regulators alarmed over recent deaths linked with vaping, and surging e-cigarettes use among teenagers.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/10/02/north-korea-may-have-tested-a-ballistic-missile-just-days-after-to-resume-nuclear-talks-with-us/ Japan And South Korea Sound Alarm Over North Korea’s Latest Ballistic Missile TestNorth Korea may have carried out the test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile just days after agreeing to resume denuclearization talks with the U. S. .Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d9477662fa0270006ecb836Wed, 2 Oct 2019 12:00:08 +00002019-10-02T12:00:08ZNorth Korea may have carried out the test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile just days after agreeing to resume denuclearization talks with the U. S. .https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/10/01/hong-kong-police-shoot-protester-as-clashes-marr-chinas-national-day/ Hong Kong Police Shoot Protester As Clashes Marr China’s National DayA Hong Kong protestor was reportedly shot with a live round by a police officer amid clashes and demonstrations in defiance of China’s celebration of 70 years of Communist rule.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d93239c5630a40006025adaTue, 1 Oct 2019 10:59:41 +00002019-10-01T10:59:41ZA Hong Kong protestor was reportedly shot with a live round by a police officer amid clashes and demonstrations in defiance of China’s celebration of 70 years of Communist rule.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/30/california-goes-against-ncaa-to-allow-college-athletes-to-get-paid/ California Goes Against NCAA To Allow College Athletes To Get PaidCalifornia's Senate Bill 206 will allow student athletes to profit from endorsements and other off pitch deals in a move that could lead to a big shake up of college sports.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d92222642df960009b19939Mon, 30 Sep 2019 16:17:44 +00002019-09-30T16:17:44ZCalifornia's Senate Bill 206 will allow student athletes to profit from endorsements and other off pitch deals in a move that could lead to a big shake up of college sports.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/30/auction-of-super-cars-seized-from-son-of-equatorial-guineas-dictator-nets-27-million/ Auction Of Super Cars Seized From Son Of Equatorial Guinea’s Dictator Nets $27 MillionSwiss authorities raised $27 million for charity with the September 28 auction of a fleet of super cars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator Teodoro Obiang. Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d91cb730f085200087b995dMon, 30 Sep 2019 11:32:54 +00002019-09-30T11:32:54ZSwiss authorities raised $27 million for charity with the September 28 auction of a fleet of super cars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator Teodoro Obiang. https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/27/hollywood-talent-agency-endeavor-shelves-ipo-one-day-before-debut/ Entertainment Group Endeavor Shelves IPO One Day Before DebutEndeavor Group Holding, the parent company of a top Hollywood talent agency and the Miss Universe Pageant cancelled its initial public offering just a day before it was set to launch, the latest in a series of high-profile IPO busts. Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d8dd88d38997e0008ea3814Fri, 27 Sep 2019 11:41:47 +00002019-09-27T11:41:47ZEndeavor Group Holding, the parent company of a top Hollywood talent agency and the Miss Universe Pageant cancelled its initial public offering just a day before it was set to launch, the latest in a series of high-profile IPO busts. https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/25/landmark-un-climate-change-report-issues-stark-warning-on-worlds-oceans/ Earth’s Oceans At A Tipping Point, Landmark UN Climate Change Report WarnsA United Nations report released Wednesday shows that global warming is damaging the earth at an unprecedented pace. Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d8b45e3d588380009c48ba8Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:33:27 +00002019-09-25T11:33:27ZA United Nations report released Wednesday shows that global warming is damaging the earth at an unprecedented pace. https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/24/jeffrey-epsteins-paris-apartment-searched-by-french-police/ Jeffrey Epstein’s Paris Apartment Searched By French PoliceFrench police have searched a Paris apartment that belonged to the sex offender Jeffery Epstein as part of an investigation into the disgraced financier’s role in sex trafficking and abuseCarlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d8a2b91d588380009a9f2caTue, 24 Sep 2019 15:50:50 +00002019-09-24T15:50:50ZFrench police have searched a Paris apartment that belonged to the sex offender Jeffery Epstein as part of an investigation into the disgraced financier’s role in sex trafficking and abusehttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/24/in-eu-tax-case-appeals-starbucks-wins-and-fiat-loses/ In EU Tax Case Appeals, Starbucks Wins and Fiat LosesEuropean Union judges have overturned a European Commission ruling that the American coffee giant avoided $33 million in taxes via a “sweetheart” deal with the Netherlands but backed Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown in a case with carmaker Fiat Chrysler and LuxembourgCarlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d89fbc54b7baa0009639b99Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:14:31 +00002019-09-24T12:14:31ZEuropean Union judges have overturned a European Commission ruling that the American coffee giant avoided $33 million in taxes via a “sweetheart” deal with the Netherlands but backed Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown in a case with carmaker Fiat Chrysler and Luxembourghttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/24/google-wins-landmark-case-to-confine-the-right-to-be-forgotten-to-europe/ Google Wins Landmark Case To Confine The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ To EuropeEurope's top court has ruled that Google does not have to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" law globally. Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d89ecffdeac52000971b1a7Tue, 24 Sep 2019 10:53:41 +00002019-09-24T10:53:41ZEurope's top court has ruled that Google does not have to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" law globally. https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/23/thomas-cook-collapse-leaves-150000-holidaymakers-stranded-abroad/ Thomas Cook Collapse Leaves 150,000 Holidaymakers Stranded AbroadThe world’s oldest holiday firm, Thomas Cook, has entered compulsory liquidation after 178 years in business.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d88b5d7aa75db0082648cf0Mon, 23 Sep 2019 12:18:00 +00002019-09-23T12:18:00ZThe world’s oldest holiday firm, Thomas Cook, has entered compulsory liquidation after 178 years in business.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/23/trump-confirms-he-discussed-biden-with-ukraine/ Trump Confirms He Discussed Biden With UkrainePresident Donald Trump confirmed he had discussed former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son in a phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky but denied claims he had pressured Kiev to investigate Hunter Biden's business dealings.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d8895acaa75db0082648c99Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:28:00 +00002019-09-23T11:28:00ZPresident Donald Trump confirmed he had discussed former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son in a phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky but denied claims he had pressured Kiev to investigate Hunter Biden's business dealings.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/23/wework-investors-look-to-oust-ceo-adam-neumann/ WeWork Investors Look To Oust CEO Adam NeumannKey WeWork investors are leading a boardroom campaign to oust chief executive and co-founder Adam Neumann.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d888b90aa75db0082648c88Mon, 23 Sep 2019 10:31:00 +00002019-09-23T10:31:00ZKey WeWork investors are leading a boardroom campaign to oust chief executive and co-founder Adam Neumann.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/20/colt-suspends-production-of-ar-15-rifles-for-consumers/ Colt Suspends Production Of AR-15 Rifles For ConsumersGun maker Colt announced Thursday that it will stop producing rifles for the consumer market due to weak demand but the move comes as scrutiny mounts over its popular AR-15 gun and its use in several mass shooting incidentsCarlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d84ae3caa75db0082648713Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:33:00 +00002019-09-20T11:33:00ZGun maker Colt announced Thursday that it will stop producing rifles for the consumer market due to weak demand but the move comes as scrutiny mounts over its popular AR-15 gun and its use in several mass shooting incidentshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/20/cdc-confirms-8th-vaping-related-death/ CDC Confirms 8th Vaping-Related DeathThe eighth U.S. death linked with vaping-related lung disease was announced on Thursday, as the total number of probable cases rose to more than 500.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d849c4eaa75db00826486faFri, 20 Sep 2019 10:36:00 +00002019-09-20T10:36:00ZThe eighth U.S. death linked with vaping-related lung disease was announced on Thursday, as the total number of probable cases rose to more than 500.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/19/mcdonalds-and-burger-king-melt-under-pressure-over-free-plastic-toys/ McDonald's And Burger King Melt Under Pressure Over Free Plastic ToysThe United Kingdom branches of fast food giants McDonald’s and Burger King will both curb their practice of giving out free plastic toys with children's meals after a petition asking them to stop garnered half a million signatures.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d835c96cacaf6008590503fThu, 19 Sep 2019 12:03:00 +00002019-09-19T12:03:00ZThe United Kingdom branches of fast food giants McDonald’s and Burger King will both curb their practice of giving out free plastic toys with children's meals after a petition asking them to stop garnered half a million signatures.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/17/wework-delays-20-billion-ipo-as-valuation-plunges/ WeWork Delays $20 Billion IPO As Valuation PlungesWeWork's initial public offering was pushed back at the last minute after the company failed to garner enough interest in its $20 billion share sale.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d80b1e7cacaf60085904982Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:10:00 +00002019-09-17T11:10:00ZWeWork's initial public offering was pushed back at the last minute after the company failed to garner enough interest in its $20 billion share sale.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/16/thousands-of-workers-go-on-strike-at-gm-for-the-first-time-in-a-decade/ Thousands Of Workers Go On Strike At GM For The First Time In A DecadeThe United Automobile Workers' four-year contract with GM expired over the weekend after the two parties clashed over wages, healthcare and job security for employees.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d7f7d2bcacaf6008590465cMon, 16 Sep 2019 12:40:00 +00002019-09-16T12:40:00ZThe United Automobile Workers' four-year contract with GM expired over the weekend after the two parties clashed over wages, healthcare and job security for employees.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/16/oil-prices-spike-as-u-s-accuses-iran-of-attack-on-saudi-oil-fields/ Oil Prices Spike As U.S. Accuses Iran Of Attack On Saudi Oil FieldsThe U.S. has released images they claim show Iran was behind the attack on Saudi oil facilities over the weekend, not the Houthi rebels in Yemen who claimed the strikes.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d7f58cccacaf6008590460dMon, 16 Sep 2019 10:50:00 +00002019-09-16T10:50:00ZThe U.S. has released images they claim show Iran was behind the attack on Saudi oil facilities over the weekend, not the Houthi rebels in Yemen who claimed the strikes.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/13/trump-open-to-interim-china-trade-deal/ Trump Open To Interim China Trade DealThe Trump administration is considering offering China a limited trade agreement to ease U.S. tariffs, sources say.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d7b5b1dcacaf60085903fbcFri, 13 Sep 2019 09:58:00 +00002019-09-13T09:58:00ZThe Trump administration is considering offering China a limited trade agreement to ease U.S. tariffs, sources say.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/12/supreme-court-approves-trump-restrictions-on-asylum-seekers/ Supreme Court Approves Trump Restrictions On Asylum SeekersA U.S. Supreme Court ruling will allow enforcement of a new Trump administration policy to deny asylum for most migrants coming to the southern border.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d7a227bcacaf60085903cfaThu, 12 Sep 2019 11:23:00 +00002019-09-12T11:23:00ZA U.S. Supreme Court ruling will allow enforcement of a new Trump administration policy to deny asylum for most migrants coming to the southern border.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/12/billionaire-yusaku-maezawa-sells-zozo-to-yahoo-japan-for-3-7-billion/ Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Sells Zozo To Yahoo Japan For $3.7 billionJapanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will step down as CEO and sell most of his stake in online fashion group Zozo as part of a $3.7 billion deal with Yahoo Japan.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d7a15f3cacaf60085903cdcThu, 12 Sep 2019 10:45:00 +00002019-09-12T10:45:00ZJapanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will step down as CEO and sell most of his stake in online fashion group Zozo as part of a $3.7 billion deal with Yahoo Japan.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/11/prosus-shares-surge-25-meet-europes-new-tech-giant/ Prosus Shares Surge 25%, Meet Europe's New Tech GiantA South African company made major gains when it listed a new venture, Prosus, on Wednesday morning.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d78cb6ccacaf6008590397dWed, 11 Sep 2019 11:29:00 +00002019-09-11T11:29:00ZA South African company made major gains when it listed a new venture, Prosus, on Wednesday morning.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/11/california-approves-landmark-bill-that-could-reshape-the-gig-economy/ California Approves Landmark Bill That Could Reshape The Gig EconomyCalifornia has passed a bill that will require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat their contract workers as employees, a move that could shift the entire gig economy.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d78bf08cacaf60085903969Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:24:00 +00002019-09-11T10:24:00ZCalifornia has passed a bill that will require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat their contract workers as employees, a move that could shift the entire gig economy.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/10/eu-hands-new-powers-to-silicon-valley-opponent-margrethe-vestager/ EU Hands New Powers To Silicon Valley Opponent Margrethe VestagerA Danish woman President Trump once called the “tax lady” will keep her antitrust competition role in the European Union, as well as take on digital policy in a move that could mean trouble for tech companies.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d77785ccacaf60085903634Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:40:00 +00002019-09-10T12:40:00ZA Danish woman President Trump once called the “tax lady” will keep her antitrust competition role in the European Union, as well as take on digital policy in a move that could mean trouble for tech companies.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/09/02/argentina-introduces-currency-controls-amid-deepening-debt-crisis/ Argentina Introduces Currency Controls Amid Deepening Debt CrisisArgentina, Latin America’s third-largest economy, has enacted capitol controls to try to ease its sharp decline in foreign currency reserves.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d6cfd401c7c4000865853ddMon, 2 Sep 2019 13:12:00 +00002019-09-02T13:12:00ZArgentina, Latin America’s third-largest economy, has enacted capitol controls to try to ease its sharp decline in foreign currency reserves.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/08/29/forever-21-considers-filing-for-bankruptcy-reports/ Forever 21 Considers Filing For Bankruptcy, ReportsShopping mall staple Forever 21 is reportedly preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing after experiencing a drop in traffic, sources say.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d67a4a91c7c4000865847f8Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:56:00 +00002019-08-29T10:56:00ZShopping mall staple Forever 21 is reportedly preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing after experiencing a drop in traffic, sources say.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/08/28/bury-f-c-expelled-from-top-tier-of-british-soccer-after-failed-takeover-bid/ Bury F.C. Expelled From Top Tier of British Soccer After Failed Takeover BidBury Football Club are the first English soccer team in more than two decades to be expelled from their league after a takeover fell through at the last minute.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d665030e941d3008579dc49Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:20:00 +00002019-08-28T11:20:00ZBury Football Club are the first English soccer team in more than two decades to be expelled from their league after a takeover fell through at the last minute.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/08/27/thai-billionaire-dhanin-chearavanont-calls-for-end-to-hong-kong-protests/ Thai Billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont Calls For End To Hong Kong ProtestsOne of Thailand’s richest men has joined a growing group of wealthy investors calling for the end of violent protests in Hong Kong.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d650f9b1f2f4e0085852abbTue, 27 Aug 2019 12:10:00 +00002019-08-27T12:10:00ZOne of Thailand’s richest men has joined a growing group of wealthy investors calling for the end of violent protests in Hong Kong.https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2019/08/23/what-to-expect-at-the-upcoming-g7-summit/ What To Expect At The Upcoming G7 SummitThe leaders of the world's most powerful economies will meet in France next week for the annual G7 summit. Here's what to know.Carlie Porterfield, ContributorCarlie Porterfield, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/5d600a761f2f4e0085852169Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:56:00 +00002019-08-23T16:56:00ZThe leaders of the world's most powerful economies will meet in France next week for the annual G7 summit. Here's what to know.