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Southwest Airlines giving $5K to passengers of deadly flight Southwest Airlines giving $5K to passengers of deadly flight
- April 22, 2018

The airline has provided a number for passengers who need to be reunited with their luggage. The airline declined further comment. As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate. (more...)
Roku shares getting hit as Amazon cuts deal with Best Buy Roku shares getting hit as Amazon cuts deal with Best Buy
- April 21, 2018

Notably, this announcement also implies that Insignia TVs (Best Buy's house brand) may drop software from Roku in favor of Amazon's , though Roku TVs from other manufacturers will surely still be sold. The new TVs from Toshiba and Insignia will be branded "Fire TVs" and stream content from apps such as Netflix, HBO, PlayStation Vue, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. (more...)
ZTE Blasts 'Unfair' US Ban, Vows to Fight ZTE Blasts 'Unfair' US Ban, Vows to Fight
- April 21, 2018

During 2017, ZTE admitted that it had illegally shipped telecom equipment to North Korea and Iran and agreed to penalties in the amount of $1.19 billion. "ZTE will not give up its efforts to solve problems through communication and dialogue". ZTE said it has established a compliance management committee directly under the leadership of the company's president; set up a team of global experts on compliance on export controls; hired a number of world-class consultants to provide professional ... (more...)
Would you try a tarantula burger? Would you try a tarantula burger?
- April 14, 2018

Ever think. "Man, I wish I could eat a tarantula burger right now?" Many people say there's nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a delicious, juicy burger. The burger can be cooked to the customer's preference, and Bull City Burger describes the tarantula as "lightly salted and oven-baked". However, the restaurant purchased only 18 zebra tarantulas so anyone wanting to chow down on one of the arachnids has to win a "tarantula raffle" first. (more...)
Bitcoin price surges 16% in sudden move to above $8000 Bitcoin price surges 16% in sudden move to above $8000
- April 13, 2018

In the last week, Rustbits has traded flat against the dollar. One Terracoin coin can now be purchased for about $0.12 or 0.00001807 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange, Cryptopia, C-CEX and Trade Satoshi. United Bitcoin (UBTC ) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. Based on historical charts, BTC/USD gained around 130% during Q2 2017, its best-performing quarter to date. (more...)
Volkswagen CEO could be out in shock management shakeup Volkswagen CEO could be out in shock management shakeup
- April 12, 2018

Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch is now in talks about changing the structure with fellow supervisory board members and members of the management board, Volkswagen said. News of replacing Mueller moved shares upward. Diess and Mueller instead agreed to guarantee VW's German jobs until 2025 to get labour approval for a plan to turn the carmaker into a mass producer of electric cars. (more...)
Steve Wozniak promises to delete his Facebook account in protest Steve Wozniak promises to delete his Facebook account in protest
- April 11, 2018

Wozniak wrote that Facebook had "brought me more negatives than positives". Wozniak, that co-founded Apple from the 1970 s with stevejobs, remains employed with the company. Will privacy and data concerns discourage users from using Facebook or will social media continue forward as usual? Steve Wozniak , the cofounder of Apple, has formally deactivated his Facebook account. (more...)
BP to store wind power with help from Tesla BP to store wind power with help from Tesla
- April 11, 2018

Bb&T, a North Carolina-based fund reported 689 shares. Pictet Asset Mgmt Ltd owns 228,259 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Athena Advsr Limited Company holds 0.08% or 1,020 shares in its portfolio. The firm has "Sell" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by J.P. Morgan. The stock has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, October 16. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of TSLA in report on Thursday, April 6 with "Underweight" rating. (more...)
Uber buys electric bike share startup Jump Uber buys electric bike share startup Jump
- April 10, 2018

Sources told TechCrunch the final price could be approximately $ 200 million . I'm excited to announce that JUMP Bikes will be joining Uber . Acquiring Jump gives Uber access to Jump's on-demand e-bike data - and valuable insight into a transportation trend that is popular in Europe and Asia, but has only recently started to gain traction in the US. (more...)
Will Rusal default on some liabilities due to new sanctions? Will Rusal default on some liabilities due to new sanctions?
- April 10, 2018

Shares in EN+ had already fallen 22 per cent on Friday after Washington imposed sanctions against Mr Deripaska and his businesses in a targeted move against the oligarch for "advancing Russia's malign activities". As Bloomberg points out, the move also raises questions for Glencore and its billionaire chief Ivan Glasenberg, the commodity giant who is one of Rusal's top shareholders, owning an 8.75 percent stake and also the biggest buyer of its metal, having bought $2.4 billion of metal from ... (more...)
API Reports Surprise Inventories Draw, but Traders Focused on EIA Report API Reports Surprise Inventories Draw, but Traders Focused on EIA Report
- April 09, 2018

The Energy Information Administration reported a 4.6-million draw in crude oil inventories for the week to March 30, largely in line with analysts polled by IG, who had expected a draw of 4.1 million barrels. That was the lowest level since March 21. Production cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russian Federation have lifted oil prices in the past year. (more...)
United Kingdom sugar tax: The experts weigh in United Kingdom sugar tax: The experts weigh in
- April 08, 2018

When bought in volume it offered significant savings, so I can see how with the sugar levy added ontop, it widens the price gap between legitimate and illegitimate stock, so there is a potential for fraud there. MORE: Should you stop drinking sparkling water immediately? And how much sugar is in the most popular drinks? It is hoped the tax will encourage drinks companies to cut down on the amount of sugar in drinks , and consumers to choose lower sugar alternatives. (more...)
U.S. job creation tumbles in March; unemployment steady at 4.1% U.S. job creation tumbles in March; unemployment steady at 4.1%
- April 07, 2018

The nation's unemployment rate stayed unchanged at 4.1 percent. Economists had been expecting a payrolls gain of 193,000 and the unemployment rate to decline one-tenth of a point to 4 percent. Hiring has accelerated since last fall, defying expectations that a shortage of workers would make it harder for companies to fill open positions. Manufacturing added 22,000 jobs, with all of the gains in the durable goods component, and healthcare added the same amount. (more...)
United Kingdom vehicle sales fall in March completes full year of decline United Kingdom vehicle sales fall in March completes full year of decline
- April 06, 2018

Diesel vehicles are known to emit lower levels of Carbon dioxide than petrol vehicles, thus helping to reduce the impact of transport on climate change, and have therefore enjoyed favourable taxation rates compared to petrol cars. However, almost 720,000 new high-tech, low-emission cars left forecourts in the first quarter of 2018 as consumers took advantage of competitive offers, meaning last month's market was still the fourth biggest on record. (more...)
UK Citizens' Sentiment Almost Evenly Split on Year Before Brexit UK Citizens' Sentiment Almost Evenly Split on Year Before Brexit
- March 30, 2018

However, Brexit has brought a great deal of uncertainty to the meat sector and, according to the International Meat Association, the industry is still far from knowing what the future UK-EU trade relationship will be. But longer-term forecasts show growth grinding lower over the next five years and lagging worldwide rivals. Despite misgivings about the government's performance and doubts about the result of the negotiations with the European Union, 68 percent of the respondents say that ... (more...)
Tesla: Model X crash was worsened by missing freeway barrier shield Tesla: Model X crash was worsened by missing freeway barrier shield
- March 29, 2018

Regulators are also investigating the fire that happened after the Tesla crash and looking into the steps needed to safely move the vehicle from the scene of the accident. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 7. Tesla may choose to issue convertible notes or tap the secured loan market to meet its capital needs, Anand said. (more...)
Thomas Mueller Bails World Champions Germany Out Against Spain Thomas Mueller Bails World Champions Germany Out Against Spain
- March 25, 2018

Spain substitute Diego Costa had chance to snatch a late victor but he could not convert and the two countries - who could meet again in the World Cup semi-finals - ended up sharing the honours. Joao Miranda scored the opener in the 53rd minute, while Phillipe Coutinho made it 2-0 from the spot. "David De Gea made a lot of saves and we had some clear chances too". (more...)
Fed boosts interest rate, predicts two more hikes this year Fed boosts interest rate, predicts two more hikes this year
- March 24, 2018

Traders were responding the first rise in the U.S. benchmark interest rate this year, announced by the Fed on Wednesday. Hong Kong's de facto central bank and the People's Bank of China earlier yesterday announced measures to tighten their monetary policy . (more...)
New moms scrambling with Babies New moms scrambling with Babies "R" Us stores closing soon
- March 22, 2018

I vividly remember going to their stores, playing with every toy on my wish list while singing their jingle ("I don't wanna grow up because if I did, I wouldn't be a Toys R Us kid!"). After the holiday shopping season ends, Kassoff told the website he will decide which of the pop-up stores will become permanent, based on their performance and whether he can negotiate a lease. (more...)
NY senator introduces bill for animal welfare after dog dies on flight NY senator introduces bill for animal welfare after dog dies on flight
- March 20, 2018

A flight attendant said that the carrier was blocking the aisle and that it must be placed in the overhead compartment, but her mother said it had Kokito inside. We remain in contact with the family to express our condolences and offer support. "This visual tag will further help our flight attendants identify pets in-cabin". (more...)
European Union parliament approves Brexit resolution to press United Kingdom in talks European Union parliament approves Brexit resolution to press United Kingdom in talks
- March 15, 2018

EU Council President Donald Tusk has also put draft negotiating guidelines on the table that will be discussed at a March 22-23 summit, when the 27 leaders are set to adopt an outline for future negotiations. During his speech, Juncker said the issue of Ireland was a European one, but was interrupted by members of the parliament saying this was only a British issue. (more...)
Microsoft to set up two data centres in the UAE Microsoft to set up two data centres in the UAE
- March 15, 2018

It also works with technology partners throughout the Middle East and Africa to support more than 4,000 start-ups, and integrating its Abu Dhabi and Dubai data centres with its global cloud infrastructure will connect regional businesses with global opportunities, said Hashish. (more...)
Google to ban all crypto-related advertising Google to ban all crypto-related advertising
- March 15, 2018

After the regulator from different countries, it was the turn of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) to ban all cryptocurrency related advertising like the initial coin offerings (ICOs) or content. Google took down more than 3.2 billion ads in 2017, according to its latest "bad ads" report , up from 1.7 billion the previous year and equating to 100 ads removed per second. (more...)
Geneva Motor Show: Audi E-Tron prototypes hit town Geneva Motor Show: Audi E-Tron prototypes hit town
- March 09, 2018

Celebrating the occasion, the company used the platform for the global unveiling of its all-new electric sedan concept , christened E-Vision. Stadler went on to point out that Audi has built some 250 prototypes of the E-Tron Quattro, and spent the past few years pounding them into the ground in locations such as the Nurburgring race track, in -20-degrees cold in Scandinavia, and +20-degrees heat in desert conditions. (more...)
Stormy Daniels sues Trump over 'hush agreement' Stormy Daniels sues Trump over 'hush agreement'
- March 08, 2018

The lawsuit claims that even though Trump never signed the agreement, Cohen wired the money to a trust for Daniels anyway. However, the true identities of both Trump and Clifford are allegedly revealed in the "side letter". However, Cohen had "vehemently" denied the WSJ's report . Just before Election Day, Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen , routed $130,000 to Daniels, a payment Cohen has said came from his own pocket . (more...)
Qualcomm Delays Vote As CFIUS Looks At $117B Broadcom Bid Qualcomm Delays Vote As CFIUS Looks At $117B Broadcom Bid
- March 06, 2018

Qualcomm said in a statement today that it would comply with that request and push back the shareholder meeting by at least 30 days. Qualcomm did not deny seeking a CFIUS review but accused Broadcom of using misleading rhetoric "to trivialize and ignore serious regulatory and national security issues". (more...)
Most Uber, Lyft drivers paid under minimum wage Most Uber, Lyft drivers paid under minimum wage
- March 05, 2018

Rideshare company Uber cited figures in 2014 that UberX drivers in New York City and San Francisco earned between $70,000 and $90,000 annually, provided they worked at least 40 hours a week. In April of previous year, The Information reported Uber was only retaining about 4% of drivers annually. Uber refuted the paper's findings in a statement it made to the Guardian . (more...)
Outdoor Caps-Leafs game still set for Saturday despite high winds Outdoor Caps-Leafs game still set for Saturday despite high winds
- March 05, 2018

ET on Friday. Neither team was able to go through a morning skate because of the weather. Didn't take long for him to get pulled from the Stadium Series outdoor game at the U.S. "They look at us and they still think we're kids", Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen is more concerned for the skaters - and that's a shared concern. (more...)
Battleground Northeast: Counting of votes in 3 states tomorrow Battleground Northeast: Counting of votes in 3 states tomorrow
- March 03, 2018

The exit polls in the north-east states have revealed that it is going to be an interesting fight in Nagaland . Balloting in the Charilam (reserved for the tribals) has been deferred to March 12 after the death of a CPI-M candidate. Four prominent parties are fighting the poll battle in Nagaland - Nagaland People's Front (NPF), Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC). (more...)
Uber passenger blacks out, takes $1600 ride Uber passenger blacks out, takes $1600 ride
- March 03, 2018

He has, however, opened up a GoFundMe account to ask if people on social media are willing to help him earn back the hefty cost. NJ.com did the math on the cost of his Uber ride. Bachman originally complained to Uber , but Uber said there was nothing they could do and that this was in full compliance with Uber's Terms of Service. (more...)
Comcast topples Murdoch's offer for Sky with $31 bn bid Comcast topples Murdoch's offer for Sky with $31 bn bid
- March 02, 2018

Under the British takeover code, companies need to have financing lined up for a deal and fulfill certain other requirements before they can make a formal offer. In an effort to get its offer over the line, Fox earlier this month vowed to preserve the editorial independence of Sky News. Fox didn't immediately comment on the Comcast offer. (more...)
What Janus v. AFSCME Could Mean for California What Janus v. AFSCME Could Mean for California
- March 02, 2018

Conservative anti-union interests are backing an IL government employee who says that being forced to pay anything at all violates his First Amendment speech rights. "If people don't have to pay anything, we're going to end up underfunding our unions, and eventually they'll be crippled by it". "Does this case affect the political influence of unions?" The essence of Janus v. (more...)
Qualcomm raises bid for NXP to about $43.22B Qualcomm raises bid for NXP to about $43.22B
- February 22, 2018

About 5.10M shares traded or 86.98% up from the average. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500. GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNMK) has risen 116.11% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. Lmr Ptnrs Llp has 0.44% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Burke And Herbert State Bank And Communications holds 2.15% or 31,880 shares. (more...)
Amazon is rewarding Prime members for shopping at Whole Foods stores Amazon is rewarding Prime members for shopping at Whole Foods stores
- February 22, 2018

Since buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion past year, Amazon has been working to streamline operations at Whole Foods - which has lagged rivals like Kroger Co in offering shopper loyalty programs, centralizing marketing and purchasing and using data to analyze what it should sell in stores. (more...)
Oil climbs above $62 amid producer promises to support markets Oil climbs above $62 amid producer promises to support markets
- February 21, 2018

U.S. WTI futures were at $61.99 per barrel as of 1:39 p.m. GMT, and Brent crude futures were at $65.14 per barrel, a 0.81 percent decline. Traders said that WTI prices found support on the reduced productions from Canada's Keystone Pipeline System, which has lessened Canadian supplies in the U.S. (more...)

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