Tuesday October 15-th, 2019

US STOCKS-3M slump keeps Wall St under pressure, tech offers support US STOCKS-3M slump keeps Wall St under pressure, tech offers support

Microsoft Corp gained 5% after the company beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly results and predicted continued growth for its cloud computing business. Nine of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors traded lower around Thursday's opening, with the indu...

Gold edges up from multi-month low Gold edges up from multi-month low

Gross Domestic Product data. Spot gold was up 0.3 percent to $1,276.50 per ounce as of 1:35 p.m. EDT (1735 GMT), a day after hitting its lowest since December 26 at $1,265.90. However, the U.S. dollar, which traded close to a near two-year peak, ke...

RBS profits sink as bank warns of Brexit uncertainty RBS profits sink as bank warns of Brexit uncertainty

Net income dropped to 707 million pounds ($912 million) from 808 million pounds in the same period a year ago as businesses delayed borrowing decisions. "This is a low quality earnings beat and we think the market will punish RBS severely for it", ...

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

On April 19, NHTSA upgraded its investigation from a "preliminary evaluation" to an "engineering analysis" after it identified two major crashes - one fatal - involving Toyota Corollas where the air bag did not deploy. A federal agency is expanding a...

NY AG Investigating Facebook Over Unauthorized Email Collection NY AG Investigating Facebook Over Unauthorized Email Collection

James called last week's disclosure "the latest demonstration that Facebook does not take seriously its role in protecting our personal information". Facebook claims it is deleting the offending address book data and says it has notified people who...

First biometric bank cards hit UK First biometric bank cards hit UK

It enables customers to use their fingerprints to verify transactions above the £30 contactless limit, meaning they have no need to enter their PIN. In all, 200 cards will be issued to United Kingdom customers who will be able to use the fingerprint ...

Apple product recall: adapters put owners at risk of electric shock Apple product recall: adapters put owners at risk of electric shock

The plugs were made for use in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong, and were sold between 2003 and 2010 with Mac and iOS devices , as well as the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. The new safe adapters are white with grey on the inside portion that at...

Risky fruit: Apple recalls specific wall plugs over electric shock risk Risky fruit: Apple recalls specific wall plugs over electric shock risk

The plug adapters were designed primarily for use in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong but given the proximity of Ireland to the UK, it's very likely that some of these are now in use in Ireland. Is your plug is included in Apple's recal...

Facebook files lawsuit against New Zealand company, three people Facebook files lawsuit against New Zealand company, three people

In a statement attributed to its US-based litigation director Jessica Romero, Facebook alleged the company and people named in the lawsuit "operated a service that provided fake likes, views and followers to Instagram users". The company claimed that...

Karowe unearths new record-size diamond Karowe unearths new record-size diamond

Lucara says it has recovered a number of high value diamonds in Karowe since introducing new technology and has found 12 stones over 300 carats, including a 72-carat and a 327-carat diamond in April 2018. The all-time record for gem-quality rough ...

Glencore under CFTC investigation for possible violations

United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is to probe the company over potential corrupt practices linked to commodities. Glencore was among the companies that won the two-year crude lifting contracts given to traders b...

LEGO bricks to help blind children learn braille in playful way LEGO bricks to help blind children learn braille in playful way

Two charities for the visually impaired proposed the bricks to Lego over the years. Its goal is to help blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in an interactive way. Since then, associations from Denmark, Brazil, the United Kingdom an...

Elon Musk, SEC reach agreement over Tesla CEO's Twitter usage Elon Musk, SEC reach agreement over Tesla CEO's Twitter usage

The SEC said in the filing that the settlement "is fair, reasonable, and in the interest of the parties and investors because the proposed revisions will provide additional clarity regarding the written communications for which the defendant is req...

Belarus estimates revenue losses from low-quality Russian petroleum at $100 million Belarus estimates revenue losses from low-quality Russian petroleum at $100 million

Poland suspended oil imports via the Russian Druzhba pipeline over quality issues, the Ministry of Energy said. Poland, Germany and Slovakia suspended imports of Russian oil via a major pipeline, citing poor quality and triggering a rare crisis ove...

Oil prices tumble as Donald Trump dials Opec to lower gasoline prices Oil prices tumble as Donald Trump dials Opec to lower gasoline prices

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Friday Saudi Arabia and others in OPEC had agreed to his request to boost oil production in order to tamp down prices . The contract was on track for its first weekly loss in two months. On Friday, the USA pr...

Markets Right Now: Stocks are closing at fresh record highs Markets Right Now: Stocks are closing at fresh record highs

Shares of Facebook and Microsoft rallied 5.85 per cent and 3.31 per cent respectively, after the two tech heavyweights both reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter earnings after market close on Wednesday. It has struggled to break above that l...

Hacked Lime scooters in Brisbane playing offensive messages to riders Hacked Lime scooters in Brisbane playing offensive messages to riders

One videothat's going around shows a bunch of the scooters lined up in the street , all shouting out their new hacked messages; one that can be heard above the din tells anyone within earshot: " Don't take me around, because I don't like to be ridde...

Citing Price Concerns, UK Competition Watchdog Blocks Sainsbury’s-Asda Merger

Retail NI chief executive Glyn Roberts said: "This was the right decision by the CMA". "The CMA said the risk was that customers would face higher prices". It also leapfrogged Sainsbury's last month to become the second-biggest supermarket operat...

Netflix Could Lose Subscribers To Disney

New Netflix subscribers have been paying the higher rates for months. The Netflix documentary about the popular Fyre Festival was reportedly viewed in over 20 million homes during the first month. Ted Sarandos, the Netflix content officer said that...

Cenovus Energy posts first-quarter profit Cenovus Energy posts first-quarter profit

In the meantime, the Cenovus Energy Inc .'s 14-day RSI was settled at 71.12. The common true vary could be a moving average, typically fourteen days, of truth ranges. Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend....

Ford: Justice Dept. opens probe into emissions certification Ford: Justice Dept. opens probe into emissions certification

The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into Ford's emissions certification process. "We voluntarily disclosed this matter to the U.S. Motor1.com contacted Ford regarding the investigation. We are working with regulators ...

Cryptocurrency exchange accused of covering up $850 million loss Cryptocurrency exchange accused of covering up $850 million loss

The new accusations from the NY attorney general's office will likely bolster the critics. "Our investigation has determined that the operators of the "Bitfinex" trading platform, who also control the "Tether" virtual currency, have engaged in a co...

Mopar Hellephant 426 Supercharged HEMI V8 Available To Order For $29995 Mopar Hellephant 426 Supercharged HEMI V8 Available To Order For $29995

It gained internet acclaim thanks to these massively impressive numbers, and soon, the big V-8's notoriety will spread to streets and drag strips nationwide as pre-ordering has now kicked off on April 26 (y'know, Hemi Day). Mopar will also carry Wo...

Ford's 1Q earnings beat expectations, sending shares up amid global restructure Ford's 1Q earnings beat expectations, sending shares up amid global restructure

Earnings at Ford Motor Co . in the first quarter exceeded Wall Street estimates, leading to a surge in shares in after-hours trading as the carmaker pushes forward with a revitalized lineup and continues progress on an $11 billion global restruct...

Amazon Alexa audio reviewers might know where you live Amazon Alexa audio reviewers might know where you live

Location data is more sensitive than many other categories of user information that would be more hard to trace back to a real person, said Lindsey Barrett, a staff attorney and teaching fellow at Georgetown Law's Communications and Technology Clinic...

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