Tuesday December 11-th, 2018

Starbucks shuts 8,000 stores for anti-bias staff training Starbucks shuts 8,000 stores for anti-bias staff training

Starbucks employees watched a film from documentary maker Stanley Nelson on African American history and the civil rights struggle, before discussing in groups their own experience of racial discrimination. Luster, who is black. He and his partner sa...

Canada to retaliate against US steel and aluminum tariffs Canada to retaliate against US steel and aluminum tariffs

China has already imposed duties on $3 billion worth of United States goods in retaliation for the steel and aluminium tariffs . The three allies lambasted the United States decision, calling the move a violation of trade rules and a breakdown o...

POLLS: Populist Support Surges in Italy, Nationalist Lega Closes Gap on Five-Star POLLS: Populist Support Surges in Italy, Nationalist Lega Closes Gap on Five-Star

ANALYST TAKE: "If a government can be formed that receives the stamp of approval from Mattarella and is therefore seen as not posing a threat to Italy's place in the eurozone, then this will come as a relief to markets in the near-term", said Cra...

Wall Street falls on Italy worries; bank shares drop Wall Street falls on Italy worries; bank shares drop

ASIAN SCORECARD: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.8 percent to 22,201.82 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 1.4 percent to 30,468.56. HP climbed 3 percent to $21.94. On the currency front, the US dollar is trading at 108.82 yen compared to the 1...

2-Day Bank Strike: 40,000 Bank Employees take part in Odisha 2-Day Bank Strike: 40,000 Bank Employees take part in Odisha

He added that the bank employees will tomorrow lodge a protest here at Ambedkar Circle. The employees are angry over a mere 2% hike they received in 2018 (effective November 2017) as part of the five-year cycle that sees their salaries getting adju...

United States to Impose Steel Tariffs on EU

Europe did not want a trade war, he said, but Washington had to back down from "unjustified, unjustifiable and risky tariffs". Mr Le Maire issued a threat, saying the European Union would respond with "all necessary measures" if the U.S. Canada and...

Singapore Airlines Is About to Launch the World's Longest Commercial Flight Singapore Airlines Is About to Launch the World's Longest Commercial Flight

At 18 hours and 45 minutes, there is enough time to watch a slew of the latest films, skim a stack of periodicals and eat three square meals before landing. A Singapore Airlines plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport April 27, 2012 ...

Hospitals are now treating addiction to crypto trading Hospitals are now treating addiction to crypto trading

The crypto addict course will run along similar lines to the gambling treatment course now offered by the medical facility, incorporating the treatment of associated mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disor...

Amazon To Restrict Australian Users To Local Sellers Only From July 1 Amazon To Restrict Australian Users To Local Sellers Only From July 1

The move may help drive traffic to Amazon's Australian website, which has drawn criticism for a thin product range and uncompetitive prices since it began taking orders in December. The company said today that shoppers in Australia will be redirected...

How Brazil Could Become a Regional Leader on Data Protection How Brazil Could Become a Regional Leader on Data Protection

With the loss of the "smart" function, customers who bought some advanced bulbs could end up feeling being cheated. There's a slight chance you may have gotten an email or two last week about a recent change in European privacy laws. "We have m...

Canadian who helped Yahoo email hackers gets five years in prison Canadian who helped Yahoo email hackers gets five years in prison

Bennett in a press release today by the US DOJ. These hackers are not minor players; they are a critical tool used by criminals to obtain and exploit personal information illegally. Russian citizen Alexsey Belan has been charged with helping the FSB ...

Grab doughnut deals all over Chicago Friday for National Doughnut Day Grab doughnut deals all over Chicago Friday for National Doughnut Day

Dunkin' Donuts announced on Twitter that guests will be able to pick a free donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage on Friday. Gooey Donuts (Milford, Delaware): Buy a dozen doughnuts and get four more free. In celebration of Na...

European markets are on edge as Italy's government unravels European markets are on edge as Italy's government unravels

Populist parties Five Star and the Northern League are attempting to form a coalition once again. Either "the government starts to work in the coming hours, or it's better to hold new elections and take an absolute majority", Salvini, 45, said...

De Beers to produce synthetic diamonds for first time De Beers to produce synthetic diamonds for first time

A 1-carat man-made diamond sells for about $4,000 and a similar natural diamond fetches roughly $8,000. It even developed a machine that spots lab-grown stones. But, the 2 are still indistinguishable to anyone but mineralogists using advanced microsc...

Microsoft tops Google’s market cap for the first time in 3 years

Software leader Microsoft (MSFT) surpassed Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) in market value on Tuesday, making it the world's third most valuable publicly traded company, behind Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN). Satya Nadella has been at the he...

Reversing course: Tesla’s Model 3 gets thumbs up from Consumer Reports Reversing course: Tesla’s Model 3 gets thumbs up from Consumer Reports

Only about a week after the independent review publication Consumer Reports determined it couldn't recommend the all-electric Tesla Model 3 sedan, it's flipped. Tesla shares closed up 2.8 percent at $291.72 on Wednesday after the report. The advo...

Trump to Impose Tariffs on $50B of China's Tech Goods Trump to Impose Tariffs on $50B of China's Tech Goods

The United States Trade Representative will also continue a dispute settlement with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China. The White House said Tuesday that it would provide details of the Chinese products affected by the new tariffs on ...

SIA to relaunch direct flights to NY on Oct 11 SIA to relaunch direct flights to NY on Oct 11

Singapore Airlines said on Wednesday it would relaunch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a journey of nearly 19 hours from the city-state to NY, but it would not be available to economy travelers. It will lose its title in the autu...

Sask. reacts to federal government's purchase of Trans Mountain pipeline Sask. reacts to federal government's purchase of Trans Mountain pipeline

It's not yet known if the date of the protest will be moved up in light of today's decision. Khelsilem, a Squamish Nation council member who goes by his first name, said the federal government's decision to pursue completion of the pipeline expan...

Bank Hackers Demand $1 Million Ransom for Safe Return of Stolen Data Bank Hackers Demand $1 Million Ransom for Safe Return of Stolen Data

In a separate May 28th, 2018 BMO statement , the bank announced that it too was informed by fraudsters on May 27th, 2018 that "certain personal and financial information for a limited number of customers" had been accessed. "We are investigating t...

Italian political crisis causes jitters in financial markets Italian political crisis causes jitters in financial markets

South Korea's KOSPI and the Australian stock benchmark slipped 1.6 per cent and 0.7 per cent, respectively. Two-year notes, which were the hardest hit by the rout, led Wednesday's gains with those across the curve following amid signs the nation's ...

Petrol price cut by 60 paise per litre, diesel by 56 paise Petrol price cut by 60 paise per litre, diesel by 56 paise

Earlier today, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) reduced fuel prices by 1 paisa hours after erroneously announcing a cut of 60 paise. "The reduction was supposed to be 1 paisa but due to a clerical error the price prevalent on May 25 was communica...

Tesla in autopilot mode crashes into parked police cruiser in California Tesla in autopilot mode crashes into parked police cruiser in California

Asked about Tuesday's crash, Tesla said, "When using Autopilot, drivers are continuously reminded of their responsibility to keep their hands on the wheel and maintain control of the vehicle at all times". The crash represents at least the third ti...

California Testing New Electronic License Plates that ‘Annihilate Privacy’ California Testing New Electronic License Plates that ‘Annihilate Privacy’

California cars will soon be spotted with digital license plates as part of a pilot project. Dealerships are expected to sell the plates for $699, not including installation costs. Still, this is an opt-in pilot program, so there's no guarantee th...

Chinese state media slam US trade announcement, say Beijing ready to fight Chinese state media slam US trade announcement, say Beijing ready to fight

If the fight is truly about intellectual property theft, the United States could likely recruit some of its allies to help apply pressure. In a statement Tuesday , a spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce took a subtle dig at Trump's c...

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