Thursday March 21-st, 2019

Electric scooters could soon be legalized in Philadelphia following City Council hearing Electric scooters could soon be legalized in Philadelphia following City Council hearing

It follows months of concerns over the safety of e-scooters which saw Lime's licence suspended after a glitch caused wheels to lock up and sent riders flying over the handlebars. There will be a "three strikes" policy for riders breaching the ter...

Dick’s Sporting Goods will remove guns from 125 stores amid slumping sales Dick’s Sporting Goods will remove guns from 125 stores amid slumping sales

Dick's CEO Ed Stack said the changes will be completed late this year, and the company will consider removing firearms in coming years depending on how these 125 stores perform. It put restrictions on ammunition sales and discontinued the sale of...

Infiniti is pulling out of Western Europe, cutting models Infiniti is pulling out of Western Europe, cutting models

Infiniti will cease production at its Sunderland , UK plant - which builds the Q30 hatchback and QX30 crossover - by mid-2019. The move is part of a wider global restructuring plan for Infiniti. The Nissan-owned automaker said it's working to ...

Honda to recall 84,000 older vehicles in Canada over air bag hazard Honda to recall 84,000 older vehicles in Canada over air bag hazard

Canadian documents say about 84,000 vehicles are involved. In total, 19 automakers are recalling more than 100 million potentially faulty inflators worldwide. At least 23 people have been killed worldwide because of the defect. The metal canister tha...

Google paid former executive $35 million after harassment claim Google paid former executive $35 million after harassment claim

The new allegations pull Page deeper into the controversy around how Google has handled sexual harassment complaints . But the New York Times , citing three people briefed on the incident, reported that an employee claimed Mr Singhal groped her...

Norway's wealth fund to divest from some oil companies Norway's wealth fund to divest from some oil companies

Norway announced Friday it intends to sell some of its shares in oil and gas exploration and production companies, Kallanish Energy understands. Companies involved in downstream operations, such as distribution and refining, and, more importantly, ...

Court denies Ghosn's request to attend Nissan board meeting Court denies Ghosn's request to attend Nissan board meeting

The heads of the partners will hold a press briefing at Nissan's Yokohama headquarters on Tuesday, Nissan said. "I wonder if Mr. Ghosn has ever had any love or sense of attachment to Nissan as a company", Saikawa said. Nissan owns 15 perce...

FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Modified Salmon FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Modified Salmon

Congress in 2016 directed the FDA not to allow food into the USA that contained genetically engineered salmon until the agency implemented superior labeling guidelines for informing people that certain foods contained the altered salmon. The FDA's ...

One viral tweet saved the day for this struggling donut shop One viral tweet saved the day for this struggling donut shop

But Billy's dad wasn't "sad" for long. In a sickeningly sweet and heartwarming twist of fate, the tweet went viral and Twitter , for a few moments at least, banded together to spread the good word about this mom-and-pop operation in need of help.

Saudi Arabia to cut oil exports in April: Saudi official Saudi Arabia to cut oil exports in April: Saudi official

Brent crude futures were at $65.04 per barrel, up 30 cents, or 0.5 per cent. The so-called OPEC + group began a new round of oil supply cuts in 2019 to support prices. IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol noted that the second wave of the " US shale...

USA government wants to break up Apple USA government wants to break up Apple

Weak antitrust enforcement has led to a dramatic reduction in competition and innovation in the tech sector. Warren wants to target the largest tech companies with some new regulations. "We all use them", the ads read. "We removed the ads becau...

Brexit deal close on Saturday, but United Kingdom cabinet rejected it - European Union sources Brexit deal close on Saturday, but United Kingdom cabinet rejected it - European Union sources

This could mean that pro-Brexit parties such as Ukip and Mr Farage's proposed new Brexit Party would have a higher degree of success than in a national election - particularly among frustrated Leave voters facing a Brexit delay. But the details of ...

Spending cuts, growth outpace tax cuts, military increases Spending cuts, growth outpace tax cuts, military increases

The budget makes no immediate progress on reducing the federal deficit or the national debt, issues once paramount to Trump's fellow Republicans. "House Democrats will reject this toxic, destructive budget request , which would hollow out our nat...

Tesla reverses out of showroom closures Tesla reverses out of showroom closures

Less than a fortnight ago the electric auto maker said it was taking sales nearly entirely online in a move it said would reduce the cost of selling a vehicle by up to 6pc and help lower the cost of its cheapest auto, the Model 3, down to $35,000 (£2...

‘Legally binding’ changes to Brexit deal after Theresa May’s dash to Strasbourg

Their warnings are based on the widespread belief that May's 585-page withdrawal agreement, reached after more than two years of rigorous talks with the EU, will be defeated in Parliament unless last-minute concessions are made by European leaders.

This Week Will Mark A Turning Point For Britain And Brexit. Really! This Week Will Mark A Turning Point For Britain And Brexit. Really!

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said there had "not been a single change" to the agreement since it was heavily defeated by MPs in January and it was still a "bad deal". "The commission has made proposals on further assurances that the backstop, ...

John Oliver Fights Back Against Robocalls on Last Week Tonight John Oliver Fights Back Against Robocalls on Last Week Tonight

During the segment , Oliver noted that robocalls shot up 57 percent in 2018 to 47.8 billion calls. "Johnny's acting up, Johnny's acting up again", Oliver said while dance-wiggling in his anchor's chair. Oliver then played a lengthy robocall from...

Chef Boyardee Chicken, Rice Packages Recalled Because They Contain Beef Ravioli Chef Boyardee Chicken, Rice Packages Recalled Because They Contain Beef Ravioli

Conagra Brands, Inc.is recalling almost 3,000 pounds of Chef Boyardee chicken and rice products. The recalled bowls went to retail stores in Florida, Kentucky and NY. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service was notified Friday. Consumers wi...

Apple CEO'S response to US Prez Donald Trump calling him 'Tim Apple' Apple CEO'S response to US Prez Donald Trump calling him 'Tim Apple'

By adding a hyphen between Tim and Apple, the transcript makes it appear as though the president was calling Cook by his first name and then stating the name of the company he works for. Mr. Cook has previously criticised Mr. Trump's decision to wi...

Tesla backtracks on decision to close stores, raising prices instead Tesla backtracks on decision to close stores, raising prices instead

The update follows Tesla's recent announcement that it would be shifting to an online-only sales model and closing many of its stores as a cost-cutting measure to support the new $35,000 Model 3 . The lawsuit which has been filed in Delaware Chanc...

Nvidia offers bid for Israeli chip firm Mellanox Nvidia offers bid for Israeli chip firm Mellanox

Intel is believed to have already made a bid for the Israeli company, apparently offering US$6 billion for the network specialist. Mellanox is traded on Nasdaq at a market cap of $5.9 billion. Shares of Mellanox rose 8.8 percent and Nvidia shares...

Two Australian Crypto Exchanges' Licenses Suspended Following Arrest Two Australian Crypto Exchanges' Licenses Suspended Following Arrest

The AFP found that the accused was an executive at one of the banned cryptocurrency exchanges . "Combined with serious criminal charges attracting long prison sentences, this highlights how trafficking drugs is simply not worth it in the long-run", ...

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg suddenly ‘cares’ about your privacy Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg suddenly ‘cares’ about your privacy

Zuckerberg's plan, outlined Wednesday, expands Facebook's commitment to private messaging, in sharp contrast with his traditional focus on public sharing. "Privacy gives people the freedom to be themselves and connect more naturally, which is why we ...

Federal prison authorities launch investigation into Martin Shkreli over illegal cellphone use Federal prison authorities launch investigation into Martin Shkreli over illegal cellphone use

Martin Shkreli has been biding his time in a prison cell in Fort Dix, New Jersey - just about 90 minutes south of Manhattan - since being sentenced to seven years in prison on conspiracy and securities-fraud convictions back in March of 2018.

American Airlines Cancels 40 Flights Due to Overhead Bins Popping Open American Airlines Cancels 40 Flights Due to Overhead Bins Popping Open

The airline took an additional 12 planes, all updated by ATS, out of service "out of an abundance of caution", according to CNBC . American flies 304 Boeing 737-800s and said it found "an issue with the quality of work conducted on overhead bins...

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