Wednesday October 16-th, 2019

Porsche Fined Half a Billion Euro, Gets Off the Hook in Dieselgate Porsche Fined Half a Billion Euro, Gets Off the Hook in Dieselgate

Prosecutors in the southern city of Stuttgart on Tuesday said that the company's development department had neglected its legal obligations, which ultimately led to the sale of diesel cars that spewed excessive pollution levels. Four years ago, VW ad...

Binance hacked for 7,000 Bitcoin in Binance hacked for 7,000 Bitcoin in "large scale security breach"

Interestingly, CZ noted that the "funds are #safu", evidently trying to reassure users that nothing was amiss. SAFU directed 10 percent of all trading fees into a special insurance fund to cover potential losses in the event of a theft or hack - ...

Billionaire Buffett Says Women's Place is in Investing Billionaire Buffett Says Women's Place is in Investing

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:) Inc on Saturday said gains in its stock investments fueled a big first-quarter profit, while improved results from its Geico auto insurer and BNSF railroad units boosted operating results. Securities and E...

'Erosion in commitment': U.S. officials blame China for tariff hike 'Erosion in commitment': U.S. officials blame China for tariff hike

The US and China have been engaged in a tit-for-tat tariff war since March 2018, when the Trump administration accused China of plundering US intellectual property. Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel predicted that a stretch of troublesome tra...

Total signs $8.8B deal with Occidental to buy Anadarko’s Africa assets Total signs $8.8B deal with Occidental to buy Anadarko’s Africa assets

Occidental is prodding Anadarko's board to abandon its $33 billion merger agreement with Chevron. They would represent about 6% of Occidental's proforma expected net production and 7% of the cash flow after capital expenditures for 2020. The vast sha...

Drivers group plans work stoppage at Uber, Lyft Drivers group plans work stoppage at Uber, Lyft

Drivers in other US cities, including Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and San Francisco, are planning the work stoppage to demand a minimum wage, among other things. Sexton believes the push for localized pay ...

FCC Warns Of Late-Night ‘One Ring’ Call Back Scam FCC Warns Of Late-Night ‘One Ring’ Call Back Scam

If you get a call from an unfamiliar number that rings once and hangs up, don't call back. If an unknown number with a "222" area code rings up your phone in the middle of the night - don't call back. To avoid becoming a victim, regulators say, don...

Amazon opens first Go store that accepts cash Amazon opens first Go store that accepts cash

The company, facing a backlash from those who believe cashless stores discriminate against the poor, confirmed last month that it was working on a way to accept dollar bills and coins. A small but growing number of stores around the country have go...

Walmart to open 100 veterinary clinics, launching an online pet pharmacy Walmart to open 100 veterinary clinics, launching an online pet pharmacy

The retailer's new online pet pharmacy, WalmartPetRx.com, launched Tuesday and the company said it offers low-priced prescriptions for all types of animals, including dogs, cats, horses and livestock. They also will soon stock in-store pharmacies wit...

Teacher Appreciation Week deals Teacher Appreciation Week deals

Costco is offering an exclusive teacher online-only discount where teachers can purchase a membership and receive $60 in savings. Be sure to check if your restaurant is participating. Bruegger's Bagels - With a valid ID, teachers get a free med...

Why did Riot Games employees stage a mass walkout? Why did Riot Games employees stage a mass walkout?

Riot Games will actively support its employees participating in the walkout today, but it will not change its policy on lawsuits now in litigation, the company told Upcomer in an update today. Following that, Riot also said it would "commit to have ...

Evans says Fed can not declare victory yet on inflation Evans says Fed can not declare victory yet on inflation

Australia's benchmark index was last up 0.2 percent, New Zealand shares were off 0.5 percent while South Korea's KOSPI slipped 0.3 percent. Pattern Recognition Analyst in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange and author of "The Red Roadmaster's ...

Iran to restart some nuclear activity in response to U.S. sanctions Iran to restart some nuclear activity in response to U.S. sanctions

The U.S. government terminated waivers allowing a handful of countries to buy Iranian crude in an effort to reduce Iran's critical oil exports to zero. On Friday, the U.S. acted to force Iran to stop producing low-enriched uranium and expanding its o...

Wendy's Might Return Spicy Nuggets Because of Chance The Rapper Wendy's Might Return Spicy Nuggets Because of Chance The Rapper

In a recent tweet, the " No Problem " rapper mentioned his hope that the fast-food chain will bring back his favorite menu item. Chance tweeted Saturday about positive affirmations, saying " Wendy's WILL bring back spicy nuggets at some point plea...

Not going to allow trade deficit with China any more Not going to allow trade deficit with China any more

On Sunday, Trump threatened on Twitter to increase tariff rates on $200 billion in imports from China to 25%, up from 10% now. Economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of NY and Columbia and Princeton universities found in a recent study that...

Two Holland America cruise ships rub in Vancouver's harbour, no one hurt Two Holland America cruise ships rub in Vancouver's harbour, no one hurt

Fortunately, no injuries were reported, although both ships allegedly suffered minor damage during the incident. Holland America says damage to Oosterdam is minimal, while six stateroom verandahs on the Nieuw Amsterdam require repairs, which ar...

Microsoft’s Build 2019 keynote: How to watch and what to expect Microsoft’s Build 2019 keynote: How to watch and what to expect

Like previous year, Build will overlap directly with I/O 2019, Google's annual developer conference , which runs May 7 to May 9 in Mountain View, California. Today marks the beginning of Microsoft's three-day event Build 2019 which is all set to t...

FCC: Don't call back 'One Ring' robocalls FCC: Don't call back 'One Ring' robocalls

The scammers are often using the "222" country code from the West African nation of Mauritania. The One Ring scam takes place when a robocaller calls a number and typically hangs up after one ring. The calls are likely trying to prompt consumers to...

Markets fall after Trump threatens to hike China tariffs Markets fall after Trump threatens to hike China tariffs

Trump has threatened to raise the tariffs before, but agreed a truce late previous year with China's president, Xi Jinping , to allow officials more time to negotiate a solution to the trade dispute. He said that he believed talks were progress...

GitHub code deleted, Bitcoin ransom demanded GitHub code deleted, Bitcoin ransom demanded

Similar cases have been reported on other Git hosting services, including BitBucket and GitLab. There are no details at the moment on how the attackers were able to get access to their victims' accounts but, as one StackExchange user said , even t...

Billionaire Warren Buffett gives new clue about his successor Billionaire Warren Buffett gives new clue about his successor

The US investment guru said he would like his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, to be better known across the Atlantic. The figures were released hours before Berkshire Hathaway's marathon annual shareholder meeting kicked off in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturda...

Google is testing Shopping Ads under YouTube videos Google is testing Shopping Ads under YouTube videos

The company is now running a test where it displays recommended products along with prices on its video-sharing platform, Youtube . This is a different type of " shoppable ad " unit; it appears to tie in Google Express. According to the report,...

Trump says tariffs on Chinese goods will increase to 25% on Friday Trump says tariffs on Chinese goods will increase to 25% on Friday

Japanese financial markets remain closed until Tuesday for a national holiday, but Nikkei 225 futures were down 2.3 percent at 21,965. "We do know the president tends to retreat from more aggressive displays, so I am viewing this thinly veiled thre...

China considers cancelling trade talks with US

Global financial markets reeled on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump unexpectedly jacked up pressure on China to reach a trade deal in the midst of negotiations, saying he would hike U.S. As evidence, he pointed to America's vast US trade ...

EPA says Roundup safe to use EPA says Roundup safe to use

It must be noted that farmers generally spray glyphosate, the most extensively used herbicide in USA agriculture especially on soybeans fields. Roundup is also used on golf courses, lawns etc. Bayer purchased Monsanto previous year for $63 billion. ...

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