Tuesday October 15-th, 2019

Man accuses Qantas of 'fat-shaming' him out of exit row seat Man accuses Qantas of 'fat-shaming' him out of exit row seat

Darren Beales, from Geelong, claims the request to move seats on the flight from Melbourne to Brisbane amounted to public fat-shaming. However, Beales was instead told to move to another seat as he couldn't seat in the one he had pre-booked.

China bemoans USA 'bullying' of Huawei China bemoans USA 'bullying' of Huawei

Talks between the world's two biggest economies broke off earlier this month with no resolution to a dispute over Beijing's aggressive efforts to challenge American technological dominance. They may not use it today, they may not use it tomorrow". ...

Oil continues slide on U.S. crude stockpiles surge Oil continues slide on U.S. crude stockpiles surge

Data released by industry body American Petroleum Institute showed that U.S. crude inventories increased by 2.4 million barrels for the week ending May 17 to 480.2 million barrels. Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank, said "concerns a...

DJI's 2020 Drones Include Aircraft Detection System DJI's 2020 Drones Include Aircraft Detection System

The FAA is requiring that essentially all airplanes and helicopters be equipped with ADS-B transmitters, which broadcasts an aircraft's position to allow for detection and tracking, starting on January 1st, 2020. They are flying 10 feet off the groun...

Brazil cosmetics giant Natura buys Avon in all-shares transaction Brazil cosmetics giant Natura buys Avon in all-shares transaction

Based on Tuesday's closing prices, the transaction values Avon at $3.7 billion "and the combined group would have an enterprise value of approximately $11 billion", the statement read. According to analysts at Brasil Plural, Natura is "pursuing the g...

Ford cuts thousands of white-collar jobs Ford cuts thousands of white-collar jobs

The memo provides additional details of a company-wide salaried job reduction that Ford notified employees of in October, and is part of a broader $11 billion restructuring. About 1,500 jobs were slashed final one year at Ford by buyouts with hun...

Panasonic joins firms stepping away from Huawei after US ban Panasonic joins firms stepping away from Huawei after US ban

Two major mobile carriers said Wednesday they will postpone sales of new smartphone handsets produced by Huawei Technologies Co. after Washington effectively banned US firms from exporting components to the Chinese tech giant. President Donald Trump ...

Ireland Is Investigating Google Over Ireland Is Investigating Google Over "Suspected Infringement" of GDPR

In a blog post, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Julie Brill, says that GDPR and similar frameworks help "individuals understand what data is collected about them and can correct it if it is inaccurate and delete it ...

Higher inflation drives talk of rate rises

The higher inflation figure - above the Bank of England's 2pc target - was primarily caused by higher energy costs. The ONS said the upward effect on inflation of energy and transport was partly offset by cheaper computer games and package holida...

Australia CB signals rate cut in June as economic growth cools

A bevy of economists including those from Westpac and Commonwealth Bank rushed to revise their rate calls to a cut in June. Secondly, we expect that the June quarter trimmed mean inflation print (released on July 31) will be 0.4% indicating that un...

National Australia Bank Announces Support for Apple Pay National Australia Bank Announces Support for Apple Pay

In a statement emailed to Business Insider Australia, NAB Chief Customer Experience Officer Rachel Slade said the company continues to invest in innovation that customers want. Apple does not allow third parties to access its NFC hardware. Prior...

Queen BLOWN AWAY by Sainsbury’s self-service till - ‘You can’t CHEAT then?’ Queen BLOWN AWAY by Sainsbury’s self-service till - ‘You can’t CHEAT then?’

Britain's Queen Elizabeth popped down to the supermarket on Wednesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the British high street chain, Sainsbury's . The Queen departs from the Sainsbury's pop-up store. Fans loved seeing the Queen and were am...

British Steel collapses, costing thousands of jobs British Steel collapses, costing thousands of jobs

More than 150,000 United Kingdom steel jobs have been lost since the 1980s, according to a new study. The firm's uncertain future leaves 5,000 jobs at risk plus a further 20,000 in the supply chain. Last year British Steel won contracts to supply...

What happens to existing Huawei Smartphone users? What happens to existing Huawei Smartphone users?

Let's be clear, this is a very unlikely situation but what if? Meanwhile, CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei brushed off comments about Huawei's finances will be undermined as a result of the US blacklist. This involves manually downloading and manuall...

M&S reveals more details of plans to shut 110 stores M&S reveals more details of plans to shut 110 stores

The company has embarked on an ambitious turnaround plan to restore its former fortunes which includes closing stores and investing in its online presence. However, adjusting for this year's later Easter food sales were up 0.4% and clothing and home ...

Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing worth $367 million, no victor selected

The Mega Millions lottery's latest jackpot is nearing a third of a billion dollars. The winning numbers for May 17, 2019 were: 05-17-28-32-63 with a Mega Ball of 11 and Megaplier of 3. Jackpots start at $40 million, and other prizes pay from $1 m...

Statesville files lawsuit over massive American flag

This is about our veterans, military, and the men and women that have sacrificed for this great country. "They are the reason we fly the flag and they are the reason we will NOT take it down!" the post says. The city, however, believes Camping World ...

Huawei sees USA 'bullying' as threat to rules-based trade

Adding the Chinese company's annual growth might have been shuddered by 20 percent following USA restrictions, Ren said in his first public comments following United States sanction, "It is expected that Huawei's growth may slow, but only slightl...

Qualcomm shares slide after United States antitrust ruling Qualcomm shares slide after United States antitrust ruling

Qualcomm also allegedly threatened OEMs with disruption of chip supplies unless they agreed to its patent licensing terms. Smartphone chip giant Qualcomm suffered a fresh blow in its antitrust battle with a USA federal judge's ruling that it "stran...

ARM Cuts Off Huawei in Devastating Move

ARM licenses its semiconductor technologies , processor architecture and designs to other companies. "We are confident this regrettable situation can be resolved", they added . But losing ARM (no word on LEG) effectively scuttles Huawei's plans to ...

Fiat Chrysler bringing 6,400 jobs, $4.5 billion investment to Detroit area

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and officials with FCA announced earlier this month that agreements for land deals had been reached for a new 5,000-job assembly plant. The company is getting tax breaks and 215 acres of adjacent land the city had to acqu...

Mobile Operator EE Set UK Live Date for Commercial 5G Network Mobile Operator EE Set UK Live Date for Commercial 5G Network

As well as access to 5G speeds, EE pay monthly customers that boast a number of new benefits, including free access to BT Sport, the ability to stream Apple Music, Tidal, Prime Video, Netflix and MTV without eating into your monthly data allowance.

McDonald’s faces 25 new sexual harassment lawsuits McDonald’s faces 25 new sexual harassment lawsuits

The new cases are being pushed by the labor group Fight for $15 and funded by the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund , which was founded in the aftermath of sexual assault allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein . In a letter addressed ...

Land Rover Packs 2020 Discovery Sport Full Of Hidden Upgrades Land Rover Packs 2020 Discovery Sport Full Of Hidden Upgrades

Styling, though, is familiar, with design cues such as the clamshell bonnet, rising beltline and tapered roof remaining. Due to reach South Africa towards the end of 2019, the Discovery Sport has been given a subtle exterior makeover that brings ne...

Tesla stock worth just $10 in worst case - Morgan Stanley Tesla stock worth just $10 in worst case - Morgan Stanley

The company is facing signs of dragging demand as rivals step up electric efforts, as well as issues related to cash flow and manufacturing, its outlook in China and its eccentric, charismatic Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk . The new worst case ...

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