Tuesday August 20-th, 2019

Riot Games Under Investigation for Pay Discrimination Riot Games Under Investigation for Pay Discrimination

California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a court action demanding Riot Games provide it with employee pay data. "When companies fail to cooperate voluntarily with our investigations, including with our investigative discov...

TMZ: Barbara Corcoran's brother died in Dominican Republic TMZ: Barbara Corcoran's brother died in Dominican Republic

William Cox said he was told by U.S. Embassy officials his mother's death had been ruled a heart attack. William said his mother had insisted on traveling to the Caribbean nation despite being begged by family members not to go amidst concerns of t...

Hong Kong leadership meets as protests loom Hong Kong leadership meets as protests loom

The unpopular bills would allow Hong Kong suspects to be tried in mainland China. Headlines on Thursday focused instead on President Xi Jinping's trip to Kyrgyzstan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned earlier this week that should the extradition ...

Uber unveils latest Volvo rideshare vehicle concept Uber unveils latest Volvo rideshare vehicle concept

But while the technology for fast and stable drones might already be there, the technology to have them safely deliver packages, especially food, to doorsteps still isn't. Both the brands entered into a joint engineering agreement in 2016 and have ...

Facebook cryptocurrency embraced by Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Uber Facebook cryptocurrency embraced by Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Uber

In brief: With Facebook about to launch its new cryptocurrency , the social network has secured more than a dozen big-name backers to support its venture, according to a new report. Facebook's new cryptocurrency will be pegged to the value of the...

India readies retaliatory duties on 29 United States goods

From June 5, President Donald Trump scrapped trade privileges under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP ) for India, the biggest beneficiary of a scheme that allowed duty-free exports of up to $5.6 billion from the country. India was the la...

Beyond Meat's new competitor: Tyson's pea-and-meat blended burger Beyond Meat's new competitor: Tyson's pea-and-meat blended burger

Shares of the company were down 19.8% at $134.9 in mid-day trading, but still well above every Wall Street analysts' price target on the stock. Beyond Meat's projections also prompted at least three brokerages, including J.P. Beyond Meat also ha...

Huawei Mate X 3C certified with 55W charger; Launch could be imminent Huawei Mate X 3C certified with 55W charger; Launch could be imminent

It's not something Huawei wants. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . The WIPO data also suggests that Huawei wants to use its 'Hongmeng' operating system, which likely will be called "Ark OS" in Europe , in a variety of gad...

Asian shares mixed on jitters over Hong Kong protests Asian shares mixed on jitters over Hong Kong protests

The price of Brent crude oil , the global standard, jumped almost 4% to $62.24 a barrel on the news. USA crude settled up 2.23% at $52.28 while Brent rose $1.14 to $61.31. The Hang Seng Index tumbled 1.73 percent, or 480.88 points, to 27,308.4...

UK lawmakers reject opposition move to block no-deal Brexit UK lawmakers reject opposition move to block no-deal Brexit

The motion was submitted by the Labour Party during the so-called opposition day debate and had the backing of former Tory minister Oliver Letwin and leaders of the Scottish National Party, the Welsh Plaid Cymru , the Liberal Democrats party and t...

Iran categorically rejects USA accusations over attacks on tankers Iran categorically rejects USA accusations over attacks on tankers

On May 12, four oil tankers - two Saudi, one Norwegian and one Emirati - were damaged in still unexplained attacks off the port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. The Kokuka Courageous, came from Mesaieed, Qatar, and Jubail, Saudi Arabia, carry...

Indian PM Not to Use Pakistani Airspace Despite Clearance From Islamabad Indian PM Not to Use Pakistani Airspace Despite Clearance From Islamabad

Pakistan had on Monday decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi fly over its airspace to Bishkek . Amid mounting outrage, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a counter-terror operation, hitting the biggest JeM training camp...

App not working as users left unable to refresh feeds — Instagram down App not working as users left unable to refresh feeds — Instagram down

The website DownDetector.com showed a spike in reports of Instagram being unavailable in the afternoon, almost hitting 54,000 before diving back down. "We're working quickly to fix the issue". The majority of issues seem to be around refreshing the...

Active US grain futures trading following Tuesday's midday USDA report Active US grain futures trading following Tuesday's midday USDA report

The most active corn contract for July delivery closed 12 cents higher, or 2.89 percent at 4.2775 US dollars per bushel. "Grain markets are lower for a second straight session, with prices falling as farmers are expected to get a well-needed wind...

Huawei asks Verizon to pay for over 200 patents Huawei asks Verizon to pay for over 200 patents

Huawei has told Verizon that the U.S. carrier should pay licensing fees for more than 200 of the Chinese telecoms equipment maker's patents, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. "Given the broader...

Uber Eats to test drone delivery service in San Diego Uber Eats to test drone delivery service in San Diego

The vehicle is equipped with various backup braking and steering systems, plus a backup battery, all of which should bring the auto to a safe stop if any of its primary systems fail during autonomous driving. The vehicle's steering and braking system...

U.S. stock futures, Mexico peso gain on U.S.-Mexico deal U.S. stock futures, Mexico peso gain on U.S.-Mexico deal

Looking forward, April month JOLTS job openings from the United States becomes the only data on the economic calendar to follow while political news can keep entertaining momentum traders. "The lessening of U.S./Mexican tension clearly helps the mood...

United Kingdom wages increase, while employment growth wanes United Kingdom wages increase, while employment growth wanes

Employment in Britain increased by 32,000 to reach a record high of 32.75 million in the three months to April, according to the Office for National Statistics , fuelled by a rise in the numbers of self-employed people and women entering the workfor...

3 years later, Visa’s blockchain-powered payment network finally goes live 3 years later, Visa’s blockchain-powered payment network finally goes live

The two companies were looking to develop a network that could facilitate instant payments and, simultaneously, have a ledger that would record all of those transactions. IBM Blockchain World Wire, Big Blue claims, is the first blockchain-based netw...

Aurora: Fiat Chrysler taps Aurora for self-driving commercial vehicles Aurora: Fiat Chrysler taps Aurora for self-driving commercial vehicles

From an unannounced date, some of FCA's vans will be fitted with a set of technologies developed by Aurora, an American start-up founded just two years ago to create self-driving technologies. "They're backing off from the aggressive plans they had b...

Ford Recalls 1.3M Vehicles Over Suspension Problems Ford Recalls 1.3M Vehicles Over Suspension Problems

The company said it was aware of one report of a "crash with minor injuries related to this condition". Affected vehicles were built at the Chicago Assembly Plant from May 17, 2010 to January 25, 2017. Vehicles that have not had 19S07 performed are...

United Kingdom economy contracts 0.4% in April as auto production slumps United Kingdom economy contracts 0.4% in April as auto production slumps

Industry data for the month of April had already shown that the number of vehicles rolling off production lines had plummeted by nearly 45% in April compared to the same month in 2018. Repeat the whole operation again or not bother? Vehicle manufac...

Facebook revives its mobile data gathering program with a new app Facebook revives its mobile data gathering program with a new app

Giving information on how it's new " Study " program will work, Facebook said it will run ads that will encourage people to participate. "We also notify users on the Study from Facebook website and in the Play Store description about what infor...

FedEx to end Amazon contract for plane service FedEx to end Amazon contract for plane service

Citi analyst Christian Wetherbee also downplayed the financial risk to FedEx but said it was "a fairly bold pronouncement from FedEx to move away from Amazon, which we believe the company views as a long-term threat to its business". Baird & Co . a...

Amazon, Google and Facebook beware: US Congress aims to break titans' stranglehold Amazon, Google and Facebook beware: US Congress aims to break titans' stranglehold

To kick things off, Trump resurrected the talking point that big tech is biased against him. In an interview with CNBC on Monday, President Donald Trump criticized the antitrust fines imposed by the European Union on United States tech companie...

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