Walmart is teaming up with Microsoft on TikTok bid

Walmart said it’s teaming up with Microsoft in a bid for TikTok. The retail giant confirmed to CNBC that it’s interested in buying the popular short-form video application. Walmart shares are up 5% on the news. TikTok’s Beijing-based parent company, ByteDance, is nearing an agreement to sell its U.S., Canadian, Australian and New Zealand operations in a deal that’s likely to be in the $20 billion to $30 billion range, sources say. It has not yet chosen a buyer, but could announce …

The Trump Administration Will Start Charging Immigrants Fees For Applying For Asylum

The US will become just one of just four countries to charge asylum-seekers a fee to apply for protections, according to a finalized policy announced Friday. The move is just the latest by the Trump administration to target and restrict protections for those fleeing their home countries. The US now joins the ranks of Iran, Fiji, and Australia in charging a fee. In the US, there will be a $50 charge on asylum applications starting in October. “A $50 fee …

Ammonium nitrate, reported source of Beirut explosions, has caused many high-profile blasts

Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said caused the devastating Beirut explosions, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer and has caused numerous industrial blasts over the decades. These notably include one at a Texas fertilizer plant in 2013 that killed 15 and was ruled deliberate, a North Korean railway blast that left 161 dead in 2004, and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. When combined with fuel oils, ammonium nitrate creates a potent explosive widely used in …

For how long Should You Stay on a Ketogenic Diet.

The amount of time invested in the diet plan can differ and need to be discussed with your doctor. Many individuals who use the ketogenic diet plan for weight reduction stay on the diet plan for a number of weeks, until they have actually achieved a goal, then they turn to a paleo diet or other maintenance eating. You do not wish to drop weight just to return to your old eating habits. If you are on the ketogenic diet …