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Two weather warnings in place as temperatures set to plummet Two weather warnings in place as temperatures set to plummet
- Декабря 11, 2017

The warning comes into effect at 11pm tomorrow evening (Saturday December 9) and will be in force for 24 hours. The snow, which is expected to fall on most of the country will reach up to 8cm in height. Allow extra distance between you and the vehicle in front. An earlier status yellow alert - warning of heavy rainfall in Limerick - has been updated by forecasters who are now warning of "rain, sleet and snow with snow accumulations of up to 4cm possible". (more...)
YouTube says over 10000 workers will help curb shady videos YouTube says over 10000 workers will help curb shady videos
- Декабря 06, 2017

Google is Doing Something about the latest scandal it finds itself in (YouTube/comments/paedophiles), revealing a plan to boost its video content moderation team to as many as 10,000 people. Finally, YouTube promises to be a lot more transparent. Wojcicki said YouTube was taking a "new approach to advertising", with more manual curation, stricter criteria for videos eligible to show ads, and a greater number of ad reviewers. (more...)
Apple will begin paying Ireland €13 billion in back taxes Apple will begin paying Ireland €13 billion in back taxes
- Декабря 06, 2017

As a result of both parties contesting the ruling, the matter is now awaiting a European Court of Justice decision, and the money will be paid into the escrow account in the interim. According to the EU, the tax deal allowed Apple to pay nearly nothing in tax on its European profits between 2003 and 2014. In October, Europe's competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the European Commission would take Ireland to court over its failure to collect taxes. (more...)
CME to launch bitcoin futures trading on December 18 CME to launch bitcoin futures trading on December 18
- Декабря 05, 2017

Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a bitcoin ETF, Chief Executive Officer Ed Tilly said in an interview on Friday. None of the bad news and adverse comments about bitcoin seemed to matter to the bitcoin bulls and speculators who were intent on pushing the prices higher and during the course of this period, they managed to achieve the coveted target of $10,000 which was a huge psychological mark which numerous investors and traders would have had in their mind some months back. (more...)
Salil Parekh to head Infosys as CEO and MD Salil Parekh to head Infosys as CEO and MD
- Декабря 04, 2017

Prior to his work at Capgemini, where he has spent over 25 years, Parekh has also served as a partner at Ernst & Young, or EY, a multinational accounting firm and consultancy, according to his LinkedIn profile. This time round co-founder Nandan M. Nilekani was recalled, a week after Sikka's resignation, to run the company as non-executive chairman and find a new CEO. (more...)
Trump alters story on why he fired Flynn Trump alters story on why he fired Flynn
- Декабря 03, 2017

The President fired the former US Army Lieutenant General in February for misleading Vice-President Mike Pence about the extent of his conversations past year with Russia's ambassador to the United States. Strzok played a key role in the FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, the papers said. Steve Vladeck, a CNN legal contributor and professor at the University of Texas Law School, said Trump's tweet "certainly implies that, at ... (more...)
German Christmas market closed after suspicious package found German Christmas market closed after suspicious package found
- Декабря 02, 2017

A controlled explosion was carried out on the suspicious package. An employee working in a local pharmacy was the first to report the suspicious package to the police. The Christmas market was closed and the area has been cleared. Christmas markets opened across Germany on Monday at the start of the holiday season, fortified with security staff and concrete barriers to protect shoppers. (more...)
American says it has found pilots for most Christmas flights American says it has found pilots for most Christmas flights
- Декабря 01, 2017

But while headlines like the inevitable "Glitch that Stole Christmas" have given ticket-holders some agita, American said that it is working to resolve the problem, which would affect flights scheduled between December 17 and the end of the year. (more...)
TRAI backs Net neutrality TRAI backs Net neutrality
- Ноября 29, 2017

Recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( Trai ) on Net neutrality are broadly in line with its February 2016 regulation prohibiting discriminatory tariffs for data services. Essentially, what we are saying is if telecom service providers have charged for data, then they should just do data relaying. Under the recommended rules, service providers will not be able to enter into any kind of arrangement or contract that can have the effect of discrimination based on ... (more...)
Waymo Trial Delayed Again With Sharp Words for Uber From Judge Waymo Trial Delayed Again With Sharp Words for Uber From Judge
- Ноября 29, 2017

Uber fired Jacobs in April. Waymo sued Uber in February, accusing the company of stealing secretive self-driving vehicle technology. "Uber has been waiting for its day in court for quite some time now", Uber said in a statement to Bloomberg . (more...)
Meredith to buy Time Inc. for $1.85 billion Meredith to buy Time Inc. for $1.85 billion
- Ноября 28, 2017

Meredith has attempted to purchase Time before in 2013, but that was unsuccessful. Charles and David Koch are among the new owners of the recently sold Time Inc., the company that owns and publishes over 100 magazine brands, including Time Magazine . (more...)
Industrial strategy focus on four pillars for future United Kingdom growth Industrial strategy focus on four pillars for future United Kingdom growth
- Ноября 28, 2017

Clarke added: "The way we earn and live our lives as workers, citizens and consumers is being transformed by new technologies". Business Secretary Greg Clark's plan has been nearly a year in the making and "will see ministers agree dozens of sector deals with different parts of industry to drive the economy forward and reverse Britain's productivity crisis", says Politico's Jack Blanchard. (more...)
Northern Michigan Businesses Look Forward to Small Business Saturday Northern Michigan Businesses Look Forward to Small Business Saturday
- Ноября 27, 2017

As customers flooded Unglued Friday afternoon, Morken began blowing up balloons to spell out "SHOP SMALL" for her store Saturday morning. Some will also have giveaways! "We own our own small business back in Rochester and so anytime Black Friday weekend comes around, we try to go out and support the small businesses as well", said Candace Granberg. (more...)
Black Friday nets Amazon boss Jeff Bezos a $100bn fortune Black Friday nets Amazon boss Jeff Bezos a $100bn fortune
- Ноября 27, 2017

In fact, the 62 year-old founder of Microsoft would would be worth more than $150 billion (£112.4bn) if he hadn't donated nearly $700 million (£524.91m) Microsoft Corp. Both Gates and Warren Buffet - the world's third richest man with a net worth of only $78.9 billion (£59.17bn) - are big on philanthropy, but Bezos hasn't involved himself too much with it, though it seems he is beginning to make moves to do so. (more...)
Aus flights to Bali grounded as Mt Agung erupts again Aus flights to Bali grounded as Mt Agung erupts again
- Ноября 26, 2017

KLM, Qantas, AirAsia, and Virgin were among the airlines that canceled flights, which included travel to Australia, the Netherlands and Malaysia. Three flights that were en route to Bali have returned to Australia'. It was considered minor, as was an earlier eruption on Tuesday. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said ash clouds were moving to the southwest, away from the island's global airport, which remained open. (more...)
CBS, Dish Network dispute could mean no Cowboys-Chargers game for subscribers CBS, Dish Network dispute could mean no Cowboys-Chargers game for subscribers
- Ноября 25, 2017

Sources had said earlier this week that Dish and CBS had engaged in contract discussions over carriage fees since January, highlighting several months of alleged failed negotiations. CBS said Wednesday it was "far apart on terms" with the satellite company over carriage of its channels, including its flagship broadcast network, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel and Pop. (more...)
Black Friday fervour wanes as some consumers, retailers shun practice Black Friday fervour wanes as some consumers, retailers shun practice
- Ноября 25, 2017

BLACK Friday is well and truly underway, with prices of products, both online and in store, being slashed until Cyber Monday - but what's the difference between them? Retailers try to attract shoppers with deep discounts. Shoppers placed 48% more orders on smartphones on Thanksgiving this year over last, surpassing computers for the first time ever, according to Salesforce . (more...)
Man behind HBO hacks is identified and charged Man behind HBO hacks is identified and charged
- Ноября 23, 2017

They also said he was a member of the Iranian-based Turk Black Hat Security hacking group, targeting hundreds of websites in the United States and around the world. Mesri allegedly told HBO he took 1.5 terabytes of data, which he threatened to release publicly if the network failed to pay a "nonnegotiable" ransom of US$5.5 million in bitcoin. (more...)
Uber admits to covering up cyberattack that affected 57 million users Uber admits to covering up cyberattack that affected 57 million users
- Ноября 23, 2017

In October 2016 Uber suffered a data breach that saw the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of some 57 million users and driver partners exposed. Khosrowshahi added: "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it". Uber also fired two employees who were responsible for providing information to hackers. (more...)
Germany coalition talks collapse Germany coalition talks collapse
- Ноября 22, 2017

Germany's Greens party is ready to continue negotiations on forming a new German government, the party's parliamentary group co-chair and one of the party's leaders, Anton Hofreiter, said on Monday. But after four weeks of negotiations, FDP leader Christian Lindner walked out of the discussions, saying there was no "basis of trust" to forge a government with Mrs Merkel's conservative bloc and the Greens. (more...)
London Will Start Powering Public Buses With Coffee Grounds London Will Start Powering Public Buses With Coffee Grounds
- Ноября 21, 2017

The firm believes it would take just over 2.55 million cups of coffee to create the enough biofuel to run a London bus for a year once the oil has been blended with diesel. The switch also helps towards Britain's clean growth strategy . Founder Arthur Kay tells the Independent that coffee actually has very high oil content - 20 percent by weight - so "it's a really great thing to make biodiesel out of". (more...)
National economy continues to grow as tax reform's future remains unclear National economy continues to grow as tax reform's future remains unclear
- Ноября 19, 2017

As such, if this tax reform bill passes both houses of Congress, lawmakers should consider keeping in place the existing rules created to spur beneficial public projects. This tax plan is also expected to create almost 30,000 new jobs in Georgia alone, while raising the after-tax income for middle-class Georgia families by more than $2,300. (more...)
Tesla Unveils 2 Mind-Blowing New Vehicles -- What You Need to Know Tesla Unveils 2 Mind-Blowing New Vehicles -- What You Need to Know
- Ноября 18, 2017

Inside the Tesla semi's cab, the driver is seated in the center - rather than on the left or right - with a large touch screen on each side. Of course, the Model 3 loomed over it all. Tesla sold just 222 Model 3s from July through September. Musk said Autopilot will come standard on its electric trucks . Drive-train redundancy should also guard against jackknifing and boost the Semi's reliability. (more...)
Has The Rebound Started In Foot Locker, Inc.? Has The Rebound Started In Foot Locker, Inc.?
- Ноября 18, 2017

Zacks Investment Research raised Foot Locker from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. It is negative, as 100 investors sold Foot Locker, Inc . The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $42.21 on volume of 4.73 million shares. The biggest institutional shareholders in Foot Locker, Inc . include Vanguard Group Inc which owns 13 million shares in the company valued at $649.89 million. (more...)
Maine Unemployment Remains At Historically Low Levels Maine Unemployment Remains At Historically Low Levels
- Ноября 18, 2017

The brightest spot in Friday's report was in the five-county Wichita metropolitan area, where the local jobless rate fell to 3.4 percent, the lowest level recorded there since April 2001. The largest private-sector percentage job gains over the year were in other services; construction; professional, scientific, and business services; financial activities; and education and health services. (more...)
Thanksgiving travel to grow, despite higher gas prices Thanksgiving travel to grow, despite higher gas prices
- Ноября 17, 2017

If you're traveling to your Thanksgiving dinner, you could see a lot more people on the road than previous year. Today, the average is $2.58, but AAA expects the price will still be lower than what drivers were paying earlier this month. And vehicle rentals are averaging $70 per day, 34 percent above previous year and the highest rate for a Thanksgiving weekend since 2013. And there's even more bad news for motorists heading south, AAA ranked the stretch of Interstate 95 through ... (more...)
Oil rises as expected extension of OPEC cuts counters rising United States supplies Oil rises as expected extension of OPEC cuts counters rising United States supplies
- Ноября 17, 2017

While speaking at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC), the Secretary-General, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo said countries did not have to worry about oil reaching its peak demand until 2040. (more...)
Walmart jumps after beating on earnings, raising guidance (WMT) Walmart jumps after beating on earnings, raising guidance (WMT)
- Ноября 17, 2017

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based company earned $1.75 billion, or 58 cents per share, in the third quarter. $868,299 worth of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) shares were sold by Gearhart Jeffrey J. 11,195 are held by Weatherly Asset Mgmt L P. Moreover, Ifrah Financial Service has 0.6% invested in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ). Wal-Mart Stores Inc.is predictable to report third-quarter earnings Thursday before the opening bell, and analysts think the company's efforts across both ... (more...)
GM unveils fastest Corvette ever with top speed of 210 miles per hour GM unveils fastest Corvette ever with top speed of 210 miles per hour
- Ноября 16, 2017

The other three include the 1990 Corvette ZR-1, the 2009 Corvette ZR1 , and this upcoming 2019 model. Mated to this engine can either be a seven-speed manual (thank you!) or an eight-speed automatic transmission. And two rear wing styles are available, each tied directly to the car's chassis as in the Corvette C7.R racing vehicle. You can go the low route with the car's standard, fixed Low Wing, which is designed with top speed in mind. (more...)
2 women sue Uber, allege sexual assault by drivers 2 women sue Uber, allege sexual assault by drivers
- Ноября 16, 2017

Two women are suing Uber for allegedly misrepresenting the safety of its platform. One of the lawsuit's primary complaints is that Uber fails to do adequate background checks on drivers. The suit also takes issue with Uber's marketing of ride-hailing as safe transportation for people who have been drinking. One executive who was ousted was about a woman who was raped during an Uber ride in India. (more...)
Boeing Sees Demand For '797' As Airbus' Dubai Airshow Drought May End Boeing Sees Demand For '797' As Airbus' Dubai Airshow Drought May End
- Ноября 16, 2017

This order, the largest in the history of Airbus , will more than double the backlog, net of the european giant this year, which was 288 devices at the end of October. The Indigo Partners' airlines. The despite the mega-order, celebrations at Airbus would be muted as the aircraft maker has failed to attract a single buyer for the A380 in Dubai, having been snubbed by the model's biggest buyer Emirates. (more...)
Amazon vs. Alibaba: Which Is Winning the E-Commerce Wars? Amazon vs. Alibaba: Which Is Winning the E-Commerce Wars?
- Ноября 14, 2017

But like Amazon in the U.S., Alibaba has a strategy to integrate online shopping with brick-and-mortar stores, which still make up 85% of total retail sales, according to the company. Billionaire founder Jack Ma is using it as a testing ground for his plans to revamp China's $4 trillion traditional retail sector with technology, an experiment that could help the behemoth gain an edge in China's saturated market. (more...)
Hasbro Makes Bid For Rival Toymaker Mattel Hasbro Makes Bid For Rival Toymaker Mattel
- Ноября 13, 2017

Mattel's stock has fallen 52 percent over the past year. USA toymaker Hasbro Inc has made a takeover approach for rival Mattel Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter . Hasbro, Inc. shares closed at $91.45 on Friday, up $2.76 (+3.11%). Mattel has also blamed the bankruptcy of toy retailer Toys "R" Us for its weak sales. (more...)
Malaysians gear up for Alibaba's Singles Day shopping frenzy Malaysians gear up for Alibaba's Singles Day shopping frenzy
- Ноября 12, 2017

Alibaba's Singles' Day records have been smashed yet again with a massive $25.3 billion of merchandise being sold today. Over the years it has transformed into a huge sales event with sites like AliBaba generating roughly $18 billion dollars in revenue in 2016 . (more...)
JC Penney Holding On To Strong Gain In Afternoon Trading JC Penney Holding On To Strong Gain In Afternoon Trading
- Ноября 11, 2017

Last month, the company said that it expected a per-share loss of between 40 and 45 cents for the quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. JCP has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Image source: J.C. Penney. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 9 analysts. (more...)
Nvidia Muscles Higher On Third-Quarter Beat, Price-Target Hikes
- Ноября 11, 2017

Evercore Wealth Management LLC now owns 765 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 206 shares during the period. Another trade for 25,507 shares valued at $3.50M was sold by Byron Michael. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 12,756 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $165,572.88. (more...)
European Union registers 'highest economic growth rate in 10 years'
- Ноября 10, 2017

Only Italy's economy was in a similarly sluggish state to Britain's, with a forecast of 1.5% GDP growth this year, 1.3% in 2018 and 1% in 2019. Yet the European Union warned that job creation is poised to slow as governments' stimulus measures wind down and "untypically low" wage growth continued to weigh on economic performance. (more...)
Target reveals Thanksgiving, Black Friday plans and deals Target reveals Thanksgiving, Black Friday plans and deals
- Ноября 10, 2017

This list will be updated. Black Friday is also on the minds of the marketers at Amazon , Kohl's , Target , Best Buy , JC Penney, Costco , Macy's , Sam's Club, Sears and Kmart . ET on Thanksgiving. If you do want to courageous the in-person Black Friday masses, Walmart said in-store shopping events will begin at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving. (more...)
Two Rivals, Intel And AMD Join Hands To Battle Another Rival, Nvidia Two Rivals, Intel And AMD Join Hands To Battle Another Rival, Nvidia
- Ноября 07, 2017

The new products are scheduled to ship as early as the first quarter of 2018. "It's a prime example of hardware and software innovations intersecting to create something unbelievable that fills a unique market gap", said Christopher Walker, vice president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of the Mobile Client Platform at Intel , in a blog post. (more...)
Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific
- Ноября 07, 2017

Qatar Airways will purchase the stake for HK$5.16 billion (€570 million) from Kingboard Chemical Holdings and associates, according to a statement, becoming Cathay's third-largest investor after local conglomerate Swire Pacific, with a 45 per cent holding, and Air China Ltd. (more...)

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