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Lyft beats bigger rival Uber in filing for IPO

The company, which was last valued at about $15 billion, did not specify the number of shares it was selling or the price range for the offering in a confidential filing with the SEC.

Morning Digest: Top House Republican plans to ignore GOP problems rather than anger Trump cultists

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ●

College textbooks largely overlook the most common animals

A recent study of textbooks aimed at introductory biology courses finds that they devote less than one percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of animal species. The study authors argue that this provides a poor foundat

Fire's effects on soil moisture, runoff

The 2011 Las Conchas mega-fire in New Mexico burned more than 150,000 acres and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now, using data from the fire, researchers have created an experimental model that will help us better understand the interactions o

Faster, cheaper test can help predict risk of metastasis in prostate cancer patients

A report describes a new assay to assess copy number alterations that is cheaper, faster, reproducible, and requires less tissue than other diagnostic techniques and has the potential to significantly enhance prostate cancer evaluation.

Researchers developing nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers are developing a drug -- now in its earliest stages -- that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids.

Improved understanding of the pathology of dwarfism may lead to new treatment targets

Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition In PSACH, a genetic mutation leads to abnormal retention of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of cartilage-producing cells (chondrocytes), whi

Review: Amazon Echo Input is the easiest way to stream media to speakers

This is the Echo I’ve been waiting for. Throughout my house, I have Amazon Echo Dots connected to stereo systems. In my office, I have a Dot connected to an Onkyo receiver and amp. In my basement, I have one hooked up to a small bookshelf system. Outside o

Hey, stop shaming me for my old phone and paper map - CNET

You don't need to ditch paper for screens and constantly upgrade your phone to be cool. Old is OK.

Google CEO hearing could have covered so much more ground - CNET

Dragonfly, the search giant’s controversial China project, got too little of the spotlight, some observers say.

Elon Musk sounds crazy, but his ideas might just work - CNET

The Tesla boss has a knack for cooking up ideas that sound like you might find them in a comic book.

Google CEO’s D.C. hearing dominated by GOP complaints about anti-conservative bias

In Sundar Pichai’s Capitol Hill appearance, Republican allegations of bias left other important issues behind

Ivanka and Jared reportedly pushed John Kelly out — but their guy didn’t want the job

Javanka remain the true gatekeepers to Trumpland — and according to a new report, they wanted John Kelly gone

Cut the cord this holiday with a digital TV antenna

ANTOP’s sleek outdoor/indoor antennas find free HD channels without the bulk and complex setup of older antennas

Maria Butina’s boyfriend claimed he set up Trump-Russia NRA “conduit” as campaign funds flowed

Republican operative Paul Erickson claimed in an email he’d set up a private Russia-GOP channel through the NRA

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham calls out Trump’s big border wall lie: “There’s no wall!”

Laura Ingraham took issue with Trump claiming that much of the wall has been built when that isn’t true

In Iceland, 13 'Yule Lads' come to town to herald Christmas

MYVATN, Iceland (AP) - The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December. Roads have been shut, flights cancelled and school suspended. But for the children of this isolated North Atlantic island na

SEBI relaxes norms for clubbing of investment limits by foreign portfolio investors

SEBI also approved use of offer for sale (OFS) route for companies with m-cap of Rs 1,000 crore. Currently, the OFS route can only be accessed by top 200 companies.

Roddick returns for exhibition match to start New York Open

Andy Roddick is coming back to New York and wants to bring his game with him

American skier Ganong leads Val Gardena downhill training

Led by Travis Ganong, American skiers claimed three of the top five spots in the opening training session for the Val Gardena downhill

New Galaxy S10 specs, price, release date rumors: Headset jack stays; S10, Lite, Plus sizes - CNET

Get the latest leaks and rumors here about Samsung's next major phone.

Pixel 3 Call Screen and Now Playing are my favorite features - CNET

Besides the camera of course.

Cartoon: Trump ... unindicted and excited!

Follow me on Twitter at @MattBors and check out the comics magazine I’ve launched at The Nib.

Puma’s Modernized RS-Computer Shoe Proves Chunky Heels Are In

The OG smart running sneaker from 1986 is getting an upgrade. Puma this week announced the reissuing of its RS-Computer shoe. Considered “extremely advanced” for its time, the footwear featured a computer chip […] The post Puma’s Moder

Sebi lets MFs to segregate distressed assets, eases norms to list start-ups

A Sebi board meeting in Mumbai also approved a proposal to expand the offer-for-sale mechanism for reduction of stake in listed companies and relaxed clubbing of investment limit norms for well-regula

M-Sport's fight for a WRC future after Ogier

Malcolm Wilson has insisted there will be no dip in performance from his M-Sport Ford World Rally Team, if the squad returns to the WRC next season. Wilson admitted the loss of Sebastien Ogier was significant for 2019, but added his team had learned from the

Loeb agrees 2019 WRC deal with Hyundai understands the agreement, Loeb’s first professional contract outside of the PSA Group, will be announced on Thursday. Loeb is currently out of contact, testing the PH Sport-run Peugeot 3008DKR in Liwa, Abu Dhabi ahead of next month's Dakar.

Juniper Square lines up $25M for its real estate investment platform

Juniper Square, which operates an enterprise software platform for commercial real estate investment firms, raised the funds from Ribbit Capital.

2 French league matches postponed at request of authorities

Two French league soccer matches have been postponed at the request of authorities

Audi names interim chief Bram Schot CEO

Audi has a new CEO. Bram Schot was just named the car company’s chief executive after serving in that role on an interim basis since June. He was appointed to the spot after  then-CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested in Germany on charges surrounding the e

Expect stimulus package ahead of Lok Sabha elections, says Sunil Duggal of Dabur

Sunil Duggal, Dabur#39;s CEO, said he expects a stimulus package from the government in the run-up to the general elections next year.

IRDAI removes first preference in reinsurance; but wants insurers to retain maximum risks

Earlier GIC Re was given first preference in reinsurance contracts.

Retail inflation hits 16-month low; softens to 2.3 % in November

Retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index (CPI), stood at 4.88 percent in November last year.

Factory output grows 8.1% in October

Factory output, measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), is the closest approximation for measuring economic activity in the country#39;s business landscape.

SEBI paves way for clubbing of investment limits for foreign portfolio investors

Sebi said that fresh filling of offer document with the board will be required when there is a change in either the number of shares offered for sales or the estimated issue size by more than 50 percent.

China plucks Canada Goose caught in crossfire of Huawei arrest

Canada Goose stock saw a dramatic plunge after Chinese social media reportedly urged the country’s consumers to boycott the world-famous brand amid the recent detention of Huawei finance chief by Canadian authorities. Read Full Article at

Auction Preview: Fine Asian Works of Art at Clearmont Auctions, Brooklyn, Dec 15

What: Fine Asian Works of ArtWhere: Clearmont Auctions, PO Box 40403, Brooklyn, NY 11204, United StatesWhen: Dec 15, 2:00 PM GMTTop Lots of the Sale:- «Chinese Gold Figure of Avalokitesvara» - Approximately 70% gold content. Measured at Dimension:

Auction Preview: Antiques, Modern and Contemporary Art at Pananti Casa D'Aste SRL, Florence, Dec 15

What: Antiques, Modern and Contemporary ArtWhere: Pananti Casa D'Aste SRL, Via May 28, Florence, 50125, ItalyWhen: Dec 15, 2:00 PM GMTPublic Viewing: December 7th to December 14Top Lots of the Sale:- «Vocation of Peter and Andrew», Anonymous XVI c

Auction Preview: Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts & Rugs at Alex Cooper, Towson, Dec 15

What: Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts & RugsWhere: Alex Cooper, 908 York Road, Towson, MD 21204, United StatesWhen: Dec 15, 3:00 PM GMTPublic Viewing: Tue, Dec 11th - Fri, Dec 14th, 10AM to 4PMTop Lots of the Sale:- «Russian Cossak», 190

Auction Preview: Asian Works of Art at Wichita Auctioneers, Brooklyn, Dec 15

What: Asian Works of ArtWhere: Wichita Auctioneers, 7514 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228, United StatesWhen: Dec 15, 3:00 PM GMTTop Lots of the Sale:- «A Set of Night Buddha's Thangkas”, Qing Dynasty - The set of thangka is decorated with seated buddha s

Auction Preview: Certified Fine Jewelry & Watch at Prestige Auction Galleries, Woodland Hills, Dec 13

What: Certified Fine Jewelry & WatchWhere: Prestige Auction Galleries, 21781 Ventura Blvd STE 545. Woodland Hills, CA 91364-1835, USAWhen: December 13, 06.00 pm GMTTop lots of the sale:- 18k White Gold 12.60ct Diamond Necklace. Retail: $120,500.00. 18k Wh
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