Lockheed Martin ‘Close’ To New F-35 Deal

Lockheed Martin Corp. Chief Executive Marillyn Hewson said Friday the company was close to reaching a deal on the next batch of F-35 combat jets, remarks that followed another meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

Vetements Teams With Hanes for Extremely Simple Collection

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If you’ve been to your local luxury fashion dealer lately, you might’ve noticed the “T-Shirt Shirt” from Vetements recently – and while it may seem pretty unsuspecting while on a rack, the Hanes collaboration is actually part of a larger collection of Hanes-based pieces.

In addition to the “T-Shirt Shirt” (which has been officially named the “Hanes Edition Entry Level T-Shirt”), an array of made-in-Portugal pieces have also arrived including tour-merch inspired “Staff” hoodies, and “Securite” tees. The entire selection will be arriving in two options of either black or white. The full collaboration is simplistic and clean, which caters to Hanes’ nature perfectly in a synergistic fashion.

Peep the entire collection in the gallery above, and let us know if any specifically caught your eye. To shop the full collection, you can head over to SSENSE. Be sure to also check out Vetements’ “Official Fake Raincoat” if you were into the “T-Shirt Shirt.”

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Oil falls on China concerns, down 3 percent for the week on OPEC doubts

A pumpjack drills for oil in the Monterey ShaleOil prices fell on Friday and ended the week 3 percent lower on lingering doubts over the extent of OPEC cuts, with sentiment worsened by concerns over the economic health of the world's second-largest oil consumer, China, after it reported the steepest falls in overall exports since 2009. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell by 64 cents to close at $52.37 also notching a weekly drop of nearly 3 percent. "China right now seems more interested in keeping capital in the country than focusing on growth overall," Phil Flynn, analyst at Price Futures Group in Chicago said.

30 times James Harrison crushed massive weight with his Instagram workouts

30 times James Harrison crushed massive weight with his Instagram workouts

Talk about having some old man strength.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison might be 38 years old, but he remains one of the hardest-hitting players in the NFL—and one of the strongest.

Harrison has never met a lift he couldn’t conquer, a machine he couldn’t dominate, or a workout he couldn’t crush. The dude is shredded and he’s showing no signs of slowing down, even though he’s nearly 40. We’ve shown you Harrison crushing a 425-pound lift and a crazy “super band” bench press, but that’s only a small sample of what the linebacker can do in the gym.

Those lifts and workouts helped Harrison win two Super Bowl titles, an NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, and earn two All-Pro team selections during his career—plus, he pulled off one of the most legendary plays in NFL playoff history when he returned a Kurt Warner interception 100-yards for a touchdown:

Here are 30 of his best workout moments:

30. Harrison gets a shoulder workout in with another one of his “super band” lifts:


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29. With his Steelers teammates watching, Harrison gets in a workout with 550 lbs on the machine:



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28. Harrison gets in a major board bench press:



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27. Harrison blasts his shoulders with some 100-lb dumbbells:



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26. Harrison shows off how shredded he is with these cable bicep curls:



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25. Yeah, that’s Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin spotting Harrison on this bench press:



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24. Harrison straps on some plates and gets some dips in:



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23. The linebacker works on his core with some modified Russian twists:



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22. Harrison blasts his delts and traps with this dumbbell workout:



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21. Harrison does some shoveling work with a massive plate on the bar:



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20. Harrison grabs four 45-lb plates and gets to work on some dips:



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19. It’s not always about crushing big weight for Harrison—the linebacker works on his core with spider planks:



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18. Man, Harrison’s back is just shredded—and look at those biceps:



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17. Harrison picks up some massive 130-lb dumbbells for an overhead press and straps on a band for extra resistance:



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16. Harrison gets in some one-handed pullups:



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15. Harrison gets things going with a back squat stepup:



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14. Harrison blasts his core with an ab wheel rollout:



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13. Harrison doesn’t mess around on leg day—the linebacker loads up some massive weight with 1,120 lbs on the leg press:



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12. Harrison grabs the kettlebell and gets in a Waiter’s Press:



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11. Harrison shows off his shredded back as he does some side-to-side pullups at his locker:



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10. Harrison doesn’t play around when working his triceps with cable skullcrushers—the linebacker pegs things at 250 lbs:



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9. Harrison crushes massive back squats with the safety bars:



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8. Harrison gets in some core work with situps using a band:



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7. It’s trap bar deadlift time for the Steelers linebacker:



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6. Harrison gets in some tricep extensions and pulls some inclined rows:



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5. Harrison does some split leg back squats:



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4. Harrison blasts his shoulders with this strongman-style log press:



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3. Harrison doesn’t mess around when he does back squats:



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2. Harrison only uses massive dumbbells when does incline presses:



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1. Harrison loads up massive weight with another neutral-grip board press:



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Valentino Debuts a Big New Day Bag for Pre-Fall 2017

Valentino usually just releases a lookbook for its pre-fall and resort collections, but since Maria Grazia Chiuri left for Dior and her former partner, Pierpaolo Piccioli, assumed full creative control, how the brand does things has shifted slightly. On Wednesday, Piccioli put on Valentino’s Pre-Fall 2017 show at New York’s Beekman Hotel, and the bags on the runway were worthy of the occasion.

Side-shot detail photos aren’t available from the show (or at least we couldn’t find them), but thankfully the front-on runway shots give a pretty decent view of some of the bags in the collection. The big story is the debut of a large satchel that will come in tons of colors, leathers and embellishments, including patterned fur and glossy crocodile. That fills a gap in Valentino’s lineup that none of the previous Rockstud bags ever quite did: a roomy, polished, structured day bag.

Check out all the versions of that bag, as well as the others from the runway, below.

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US retail sales rise as wholesale inflation slows in December

On a seasonally adjusted basis, US retail and food services rose 0.6 percent in December to $469.1 billionUS retail sales rebounded in the final month of 2016, but driven almost entirely by autos, while wholesale inflation slowed slightly in the world's largest economy, the government reported Friday. Consumers spent the most since April for light trucks and cars, the Commerce Department report showed, but spending on anything besides autos was nearly flat. The figures also pointed to a continuation of consumer trends in shopping, with online businesses seeing rising sales, while department stores moved fewer goods off the shelves.

Daily Deals 01/13/17

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Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get 50% Off on Watch Dogs 2 for PS4 and XBoxOne.

The Audible Audiobook of the Day is Red Queen ($10.99 Kindle, $3.95 Audible) by Victoria Aveyard, narrated by Amanda Dolan .

The Nook Audiobook of the Day is Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, and Loving More ($17.95 Audible, $4.99 Nook) by Christian publisher Zondervan, narrated by Jamimee Draper.

Today’s Daily Deal Pick is Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta ($1.99 Kindle), by Richard Grant [Simon and Schuster] – Winner of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize; Mississippi’s #1 Bestseller of 2015 (The Clarion-Ledger); A New York Times Bestseller

In Dispatches from Pluto, adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta.

Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place. Imagine A Year In Provence with alligators and assassins, or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil with hunting scenes and swamp-to-table dining.

On a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto, Richard and his girlfriend, Mariah, embark on a new life. They learn to hunt, grow their own food, and fend off alligators, snakes, and varmints galore. They befriend an array of unforgettable local characters—blues legend T-Model Ford, cookbook maven Martha Foose, catfish farmers, eccentric millionaires, and the actor Morgan Freeman. Grant brings an adept, empathetic eye to the fascinating people he meets, capturing the rich, extraordinary culture of the Delta, while tracking its utterly bizarre and criminal extremes. Reporting from all angles as only an outsider can, Grant also delves deeply into the Delta’s lingering racial tensions. He finds that de facto segregation continues. Yet even as he observes major structural problems, he encounters many close, loving, and interdependent relationships between black and white families—and good reasons for hope.

Dispatches from Pluto is a book as unique as the Delta itself. It’s lively, entertaining, and funny, containing a travel writer’s flair for in-depth reporting alongside insightful reflections on poverty, community, and race. It’s also a love story, as the nomadic Grant learns to settle down. He falls not just for his girlfriend but for the beguiling place they now call home. Mississippi, Grant concludes, is the best-kept secret in America.

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A Different Flesh ($1.99 Kindle), by Harry Turtledove

This novel by the New York Times–bestselling “master of alternate history” explores an America reshaped by a twist in prehistoric evolution (Publishers Weekly).

What if mankind’s “missing link,” the apelike Homo erectus, had survived to dominate a North American continent where woolly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers still prowled, while the more advanced Homo sapiens built their civilizations elsewhere? Now imagine that the Europeans arriving in the New World had chanced on these primitive creatures and seized the opportunity to establish a hierarchy in which the sapiens were masters and the “sims” were their slaves.

This is the premise that drives the incomparable Harry Turtledove’s A Different Flesh. The acclaimed Hugo Award winner creates an alternate America that spans three hundred years of invented history. From the Jamestown colonists’ desperate hunt for a human infant kidnapped by a local sim tribe, to a late-eighteenth-century contest between a newfangled steam-engine train and the popular hairy-elephant-pulled model, to the sim-rights activists’ daring 1988 rescue of an unfortunate biped named Matt who’s being used for animal experimentation, Turtledove turns our world inside out in a remarkable science fiction masterwork that explores what it truly means to be human.

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Microsoft reveals Game Mode for Windows 10, Xbox One improvements, and more!

Xbox just posted an update on their blog detailing Game Mode for Windows 10, and other features headed to the ecosystem in the Creator’s Update.

Game Mode for Windows 10 will optimize PCs for running games, and while the details on how exactly it will do this haven’t arrived yet, Xbox Platform Lead Mike Ybarra confirmed that it will bring benefits to both UWP games typical of the Windows 10 Store, and Win32 games typical of Steam.

Additionally, Microsoft announced improvements to the Xbox dashboard that we’ve previously revealed, and also reminded us that Beam integration is on the way to Xbox One and Windows 10.

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