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Although it’s hard to pick the most iconic American Psycho scene, the business card showdown must be a top contender. But while the original scene is a classic, it is—as is the case with many things—made more hilarious with cats. The video below from YouTuber, OwlKitty, evinces that fact; both with a tasteful furriness, as well as subtle, orange-tabby coloring.

OwlKitty, who’s created countless movie and television scenes with cats, recently posted this feline spoof of Psycho‘s tense moment of exchange. As with all of Kitty’s clips, there’s no context for why the channel spoofed this movie and scene. Although the channel posted it at the approach of All Hallows’ Eve season, so a slasher-flick canvas for painting cats makes sense.

A YouTuber recreated American Psycho's famous business card scene with cats and it's hilarious.A YouTuber recreated American Psycho's famous business card scene with cats and it's hilarious.


The original scene involves an exchange and comparison of different business between Bateman, the film’s lead character, and his office colleagues. Here it involves the comparison of

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A new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation narrows the definition of an H-1B “specialty occupation,” not to serve an important American national interest but to make it impossible for most foreign-born scientists and engineers to qualify for an H-1B visa. Companies say the new rule, published October 8, 2020, and now subject to litigation, is not connected to how individuals work in technology today, would force many current employees to leave America and will compel businesses to move more work out of the United States.

The new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) H-1B rule, which will go into effect in December unless blocked in court, would restrict what qualifies as a specialty

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Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE:BIP)(NYSE:BIPC) demonstrated its business model’s durability once again during the third quarter as it delivered solid results despite the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. While most of its business units performed well, its focus on expanding its data infrastructure platform paid dividends during the period. That trend should continue as the company closed another data deal — along with one in the energy sector — which, when combined with easing economic and foreign exchange headwinds, should help drive its results meaningfully higher over the next several quarters.

A look at Brookfield Infrastructure’s third-quarter results


Q3 2020

Q3 2019

Year-Over-Year Change

Funds from operations (FFO)

$365 million

$338 million


FFO per unit




Data source: Brookfield Infrastructure. 

Brookfield’s earnings more than recovered during the third quarter as the diversity of its operations helped offset some foreign exchange headwinds: 

Brookfield Infrastructure's earnings in the third quarter of 2020 and 2019.

Data source: Brookfield Infrastructure.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As ecommerce continues to fuel retail sales, more people than ever are expected to stay digital and shop online through the holidays. To help deliver even more convenience, leading same-day delivery marketplace Shipt is launching a new holiday promotion with Mastercard that helps consumers save on at-home delivery during a busy digital shopping season. Beginning now through December 15, anyone who pays for a pack of Shipt Passes with their Mastercard will receive an extra pass for free*.

Earlier this year, Shipt began offering customers the ability to pay per order by purchasing Shipt Passes, allowing more flexibility than the annual membership plan and the opportunity to save up to 20 percent when purchasing multiple passes in a pack. During this limited time, customers who purchase a pack of three or five Shipt Passes using their Mastercard will also get an extra

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Office Depot, a wholly owned subsidiary of The ODP Corporation (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading provider of business services, products and digital workplace technology solutions through an integrated B2B distribution platform, today announced Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals with great savings on PCs, monitors, seating, furniture, personal protective equipment (PPE) and more to help small business owners, working professionals and their families keep business and school going.

“This holiday season, more than ever, our customers are looking for great savings on products that enable them to keep business, school and everyday activities going,” said John Gannfors, executive vice president and chief merchandising and supply chain officer for Office Depot. “With great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, convenient and contactless ways to shop, and a widespread assortment of health and wellness supplies, we’ve got solutions for it all.”

Leading up to Black Friday, is offering Early Black

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Regina Hokanson decided a long time ago that nothing would stop her from working in an industry she loves. So, when the opportunity came to take over the family’s construction business in 2011, Hokanson jumped at the chance.

HHI Corporation is an integrated construction, engineering, and manufacturing firm in Ogden, Utah. Typically, you would expect someone running such a firm would have an engineering background. Not Regina. Having a bachelor’s degree in psychology turned out to be an asset for Hokanson in leading a technical organization.

Navigating her business through growth and change, she’s relied on her educational background and her ability to communicate clearly and use critical thinking to solve problems on the fly. But it’s also learning from other women entrepreneurs and strong leaders along the way. Hokanson credits her role models: “I had a leg up because of other women who supported me before, like my

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Happy Saturday,

What a week! 

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Visa-Plaid deal under fire

The Department of Justice sued Visa this week to block its planned $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid — and the fintech world is trying to unpack what this means for the M&A landscape. Here’s everything you need to know: 

  • Plaid has been quietly building a new payments tool and Visa wants to buy it to squash competition, antitrust regulators say
  • The DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit could put fintech M&A through a ‘cold shower,’ according to lawyers and fintech execs
  • Execs from Plaid and Yodlee explain how new data-sharing rules will dictate the future of how banks and fintechs work together

Keep reading for a look at a new hedge fund launch from a Coatue rising star; a roundup of big trends in family-office recruiting; and

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On the sacred, storied grounds of Augusta National this week, the Masters will be played with darker foliage, no fans and an omnipresent logo that will get plenty of TV time, further highlighting golf’s headfirst dive into the sports gambling business.

a man flying through the air on a golf course: Masters favorite Bryson DeChambeau will wear a DraftKings logo on his hat at this week's tournament.

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Masters favorite Bryson DeChambeau will wear a DraftKings logo on his hat at this week’s tournament.

Bryson DeChambeau, the tournament favorite, will sport a DraftKings logo on his cap, making him the first player to wear the betting company’s logo in a tournament and the latest sign of golf’s burgeoning relationship with gambling.

Betting operators are anticipating a big week. Wagering on golf has exploded in recent months, thanks to expanded legalized betting and a pandemic-inspired spike in golf interest. At DraftKings alone, the sportsbook handle for golf has increased tenfold this year compared with last.

“We saw an explosion of interest in getting content and

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Shipt and Mastercard are joining forces to offer a delivery promotion to consumers during the holiday season.

Shipt said that anyone who pays for a package of Shipt Passes using a Mastercard will get an additional complimentary pass from now up to Dec. 15, according to a Monday (Nov. 2) announcement.

“This is a holiday season like none other, and our partnership with Mastercard makes it even more affordable for consumers to let Shipt take care of shopping the aisles — so they can focus on the more important things,” Shipt Chief Business Strategy Officer Rina Hurst said in the announcement.

Shipt started providing clients with the ability to pay per order by buying Shipt Passes earlier in 2020, providing greater flexibility than the yearly membership plan and the chance to save as much as 20 percent when buying a series of passes

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The European Organization for Nuclear Research is offering a free webinar about quantum computing each Friday for seven weeks.

Quantum computing concept. Circuit and qubits in background. 3D rendered illustration.

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is offering a set of free courses on quantum computing starting Friday, Nov. 6., Elias F. Combarro will give lectures on the basics of quantum computing for seven weeks. Combarro is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Avideo in Spain and an associate at CERN. In addition to covering the basics of quantum computing, Combarro will explain how to run algorithms on simulators and working quantum computers, including IBM Quantum Experience and D-Wave Leap.

Students do not need a background in quantum physics but an understanding of basic linear algebra and Python will be helpful.

SEE: The CIO’s guide to quantum computing (ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature) | Download the free PDF version (TechRepublic)

The course covers

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