Tinder Gets New CEO Amid Rapid Growth Tainted by Controversy

After more than four months on the prowl for a new CEO, Tinder has finally found a match in former eBay executive Chris Payne. Payne, who most recently lead eBay’s North America operations, is set to take over as CEO of the popular side-swiping dating app, Tinder confirmed Friday. Payne joined eBay in 2009 when the online marketplace bought software startup Positronic, which he co-founded two years earlier. Prior to that, Payne had executive stints with Amazon and Microsoft. According to Payne’s Read more [...]

BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey Finds Investors Migrating out of U.S. Equities Amid Expectations of Fed Rate Hike

Dateline City: NEW YORK Preference for European Equities at Record High Global investors have significantly pared back U.S. equity allocations as belief grows that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise rates in the second quarter, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for March. A net 19 percent of global Read more [...]

Obama to visit Texas, meet with Gov. Perry amid border crisis

President Obama is expected to visit here Wednesday for the first time since the immigration crisis has intensified along the Rio Grande Valley, meeting with Gov. Rick Perry, and local and religious leaders who are seeking speedy aid to deal with an overwhelming influx of immigrant children.  
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US tells its citizens to leave Libya amid unrest

The US state department has warned any American citizens in Libya to leave the country immediately. It said the situation in the country remained unpredictable and unstable. On Tuesday, the US said it was sending a warship carrying around 1,000 marines to the region for any possible evacuation of American officials. Concern over the situation in Libya... WN.com - Photown News Read more [...]

Deadly hot-air balloon crash comes amid growing safety concern

A 65-year-old Army veteran who had been flying hot-air balloons since college fought to stop his flame-engulfed balloon from crashing on Friday night, said authorities, who found his body and another in the Virginia woods and presumed a third person on board also died. Virginia State Police…
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Morgan Tsvangirai suspended, say rivals, amid crisis in Zimbabwe’s MDC

Party in turmoil with one group saying leader has been stood down but supporters saying removal is null and void Election posters for the 2013 campaign in which Morgan Tsvangirai was again defeated by Robert Mugabe. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters A faction in Zimbabwe's main opposition movement has said it is no longer recognising Morgan Tsvangirai as the party leader, blaming "fascist" tendencies and his failure to oust President Robert Mugabe. The group led by Tendai Biti, secretary general Read more [...]

Asia tour: Obama heads for Seoul amid nuclear test fears

US President Barack Obama is due in Seoul, shortly for a visit that comes amid concern that North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test. Mr Obama, who arrives from Japan on the second stop of his Asian tour, will hold talks with South Korean leader Park Geun-hye. Their talks are set to focus on North Korea, following reports of activity at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Mr Obama is also expected to express grief over last week's ferry disaster. More than 300 people were killed or remain Read more [...]