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Metro-North workers had a hidden ‘man cave’ under Grand Central where they napped, drank beer and watched TV, watchdog says – The Washington Post

The inspector general’s office for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority discovered the room in August 2019 after receiving an anonymous tip that workers were going there to “hang out and get drunk and party,” the agency watchdog said Thursday.

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The inspector generals office for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority discovered the room in August 2019 after receiving an anonymous tip that workers were going there to hang out and get drunk and party, the agency watchdog said Thursday. The investigation into the room took a year due, in part, to work disruptions during the coronavirus pandemic, a spokeswoman said.
Many a New Yorker has fantasized about kicking back with a cold beer in a prime piece of Manhattan real estate, especially…

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Snap Stock Is Surging After Earnings. Here’s Why. – Barron’s

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Amid Covid-19 fears about softness in the advertising market, Snapchat parent
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said that advertisers had begun to resume their spending on the platform, and in some cases increased spending. The result: Snap (ticker: SNAP) reported its second adjusted profit in the companys life as a public company, beating Wall Street sales expectations by over $100 million.Investors responded in the after-hours session, sending Snap stock surging 24% in premarket trading. If shares close Wednesdays session…

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PayPal Pledges to Bring Crypto to 26M Merchants, Confirming Market Entry – CoinDesk – CoinDesk

The New York Department of Financial Services license allows PayPal to offer cryptocurrency services through a partnership with Paxos.

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Crypto just got a shot at going mainstream in 2021. 

  • In a press release this morning, PayPal said buy, sell and hold features would be live within the next few weeks but some users, the features are already available.
  • PayPal’s implementation does not allow bitcoin or other tokens to be withdrawn. Once you buy or deposit, the service is your crypto bank until you sell.
  • Initially the service supports Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin
  • This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates with…

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AutoNation reports ‘best quarter ever’ as Covid convinces people to buy their own cars, CEO says – CNBC

“I think this pandemic/shelter in place has shifted the American psyche in a long-term way,” AutoNation’s Mike Jackson told CNBC on Wednesday

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AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson told CNBC the coronavirus pandemic has significantly shifted American attitudes toward personal vehicles, leading to the company’s blowout earnings report Wednesday.
“Coming out of the lockdowns, they said, ‘So much for sharing everything. I’d really like to have my own space that I define,'” Jackson said on “Squawk Box.”
The country’s largest auto dealership chain posted third-quarter revenues of $5.4 billion, eclipsing Wall Street forecasts of $5.19 billion. The company’s…

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