Sunday April 5-th, 2020

Apple slams European Union as epic court battle over tax bill begins Apple slams European Union as epic court battle over tax bill begins

Apple and the Irish Government have launched their appeal against the EU Commission's 2016 tax ruling. The case could make or break European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager's campaign which has also led to action against Starbucks (...

Iran's supreme leader: No talks with the U.S. at any level

Iran has denied any involvement in the attack . For his part, Khamenei on Tuesday reiterated Iran's stance that if the United States returns to the nuclear deal, Tehran would consider negotiations. Saudi Arabia and Iran have been enemies for d...

Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles were launched from Iran Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles were launched from Iran

For the last four and a half years, Saudi Arabia has waged a near-genocidal war against Yemen, the Middle East's poorest country. The attack was claimed by Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi rebels, who are at war with a Saudi-led coalition that is tr...

PM Imran telephones Saudi crown prince to condemn attack on oil facilities PM Imran telephones Saudi crown prince to condemn attack on oil facilities

In this way the United States may become the main beneficiary of Saudi oil troubles. The U.S. has no treaty obligation to defend Saudi Arabia. The attacks on Saudi Aramco's crude-processing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais cut production by 5.7 mil...

Weapons used in Saudi attacks ‘came from Iran’: coalition Weapons used in Saudi attacks ‘came from Iran’: coalition

Private experts said the satellite images show the attackers had detailed knowledge of which tanks and machinery to hit within the sprawling Saudi oil processing facility at Abqaiq to cripple production. Back in November, Trump defended Saudi Arabia ...

Wi-Fi 6 With Faster Data Rate, Lower Latency Officially Launched Wi-Fi 6 With Faster Data Rate, Lower Latency Officially Launched

That includes wonky features like orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), which allows Wi-Fi 6 routers to serve multiple clients simultaneously within a single channel. The WiFi Alliance confirm that Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 will b...

Oil prices spike after attack on Saudi facility Oil prices spike after attack on Saudi facility

Iran pushed back hard, calling USA accusations "maximum lies" and threatening that its forces could strike US military bases in the Middle East . Pompeo issued two tweets blaming Tehran - without proof - despite Yemen's Houthi rebels claiming resp...

Houston officials find spiked CBD being sold in stores Houston officials find spiked CBD being sold in stores

Past year alone his lab found unsafe synthetic marijuana in about two dozen CBD vape samples. The state's forensic scientists had identified unsafe synthetic marijuana in more than two dozen vapes or edible products marketed as CBD. Hemp Authority,...

JPMorgan traders charged with manipulating metals prices JPMorgan traders charged with manipulating metals prices

Nowak is a managing director and global head of base and precious metals trading in NY for the bank, according to his LinkedIn profile. Christopher Jordan , 47, who left the company in 2009, was an executive director and trader on JPMorgan's preci...

Striking UAW workers picket outside Parma plant Striking UAW workers picket outside Parma plant

GM's workers last went out on a brief two-day strike in 2007 during contract talks. UAW leaders signaled they remain far from a settlement with GM on a range of issues, including the future of four USA factories the company has indicated it will cl...

Attacks likely came from Iran or Iraq Attacks likely came from Iran or Iraq

The Washington Post also reported that President Trump held a meeting on Sunday afternoon with US Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper. Oil prices fell on Friday, with Brent crude, the global price benchmark slipping 0.3% to close at $60.22 pe...

Oil prices surge 15% after attack on Saudi facility hits global supply Oil prices surge 15% after attack on Saudi facility hits global supply

US officials previously alleged at least one recent drone attack on Saudi Arabia came from Iraq, where Iran backs Shiite militias. A day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the attack on Saudi oil facilities and argued there ...

United States renews accusations against Iran over Saudi oil drone attacks United States renews accusations against Iran over Saudi oil drone attacks

Speaking on the adverse impacts of the Saudi oil attack, Alan Gelder, Vice President for refining, chemicals and oil markets at Wood Mackenzie said, "This attack has material implications for the oil market, as a loss of 5 million barrels per day ...

Dow gains on talk of trade easing Dow gains on talk of trade easing

The move raised hopes of a thaw in trade frictions between the world's two largest economies. Sentiment around the trade war improved after the New York Times reported Friday that China will exempt some USA agricultural products, including soybeans...

US may tap into oil reserves after attacks on Saudi oil sites US may tap into oil reserves after attacks on Saudi oil sites

A source close to the matter told Reuters the return to full oil capacity could take "weeks, not days". "The events in Saudi Arabia have ratcheted up tensions in the Middle East to a new level raising concerns about supply security", Chris ...

China's Economic Activity Worsened Further in August China's Economic Activity Worsened Further in August

In the January to August period, China churned out 114.1 bcm of gas, up 9.3% from a year earlier, sustaining a strong growth rate as state energy producers boosted drilling, including for harder-to-develop shale gas, to curb soaring import dependence...

Police offer vehicle seat safety inspections September 15 Police offer vehicle seat safety inspections September 15

For those who can't attend an event, Safe Kids recommends the Ultimate Car Seat Guide to help families learn how to choose and use a car seat. Please make sure to bring not only your vehicle seat, but also the child that will be using it.

How will Saudi Arabia respond to attacks on its oil plants? How will Saudi Arabia respond to attacks on its oil plants?

Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies. Baghdad, caught between its two main sponsors - Tehran and Washington - also denied any link to the attack...

Volkswagen reaches multi-million dollar settlement in Australian 'dieselgate' scandal Volkswagen reaches multi-million dollar settlement in Australian 'dieselgate' scandal

The class actions, which were brought by Bannister Law and Maurice Blackburn , allege that vehicles manufactured by the company were fitted with defeat devices meant to cheat emissions tests. Julian Schimmel, principal lawyer at Maurice Blackburn, s...

Facebook cryptocurrency threatens national sovereignty, official says Facebook cryptocurrency threatens national sovereignty, official says

Among the list of concerned governments is France , whose Finance Minister just revealed that it would work to prevent the "development of Libra on European soil". He said he would discuss this issue with other ministers next month. "To date, whil...

GM recalls 3.5 million U.S. vehicles due to braking issue GM recalls 3.5 million U.S. vehicles due to braking issue

GM did not immediately explain why the Canadian recall occurred more than two months before it called back the vehicles in the United States. According to GM , drivers could notice a vibration in the brake pedal or a change in how much pressure is...

Oil rises as US, China swap concessions in trade war, inventories fall Oil rises as US, China swap concessions in trade war, inventories fall

At 11:11 GMT, November WTI crude oil is trading $55.16, up $0.11 or +0.22% and December Brent crude oil is at $59.39, down $0.07 or -0.12%. The bearish factors that stopped the early rally and drove prices sharply lower the last three days were...

Plane forced to divert over Atlantic after pilot spilt coffee on controls Plane forced to divert over Atlantic after pilot spilt coffee on controls

Some of the liquid spilled onto the audio control panel, which became very hot and produced smoke and a burning smell. It created "significant communication difficulty" for the pilots flying the Condor aircraft, the Air Accidents Investigation Bra...

Frenchman Dies While Having Sex On Office Trip, Court Says Frenchman Dies While Having Sex On Office Trip, Court Says "Workplace Accident"

The man died of cardiac arrest while he and the woman were engaged in sexual intercourse in her hotel room. A French health insurance provider ruled Xavier's death was a workplace accident, a decision that TSO attempted to appeal, stating the emplo...

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on hope for progress on trade Markets Right Now: Stocks rise on hope for progress on trade

Previous rounds of talks have failed to yield agreement. "Trump's comments are likely to put a little juice in the market, but it could be gone tomorrow", said Hugh Dive, chief investment officer at Atlas Funds Management in Sydney. Any easing of c...