Saturday January 29-th, 2022

British regulators examining Facebook acquisition of Giphy British regulators examining Facebook acquisition of Giphy

Perhaps it attracted some bad karma, for United Kingdom antitrust watchdog , Competition and Markets Authority has started inquiry of the deal, on grounds of violating competitive practices. The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published...

Microsoft latest to ban police from using facial recognition software Microsoft latest to ban police from using facial recognition software

However, Grenell seems to think that Microsoft's announcement is grounds for punishment. Microsoft also spoke on Thursday against the supply of facial recognition software to the police in the United States. Smith's statement comes after IBM...

Google Ads To Prevent Housing, Employment & Credit Advertisers From More Targeting Options Google Ads To Prevent Housing, Employment & Credit Advertisers From More Targeting Options

The exact timeline of the policy rollout, which has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, is expected in the coming weeks. This change comes with a backdrop of a coronavirus-induced recession that is disproportionately affecting minority communitie...

PM Modi likely to hold meeting with state CMs next week PM Modi likely to hold meeting with state CMs next week

On June 16, the Prime Minister is scheduled to hold a video conference with Chief Ministers of 21 states and UTs including Punjab, Assam, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Goa, Manipur, Nagaland, Lad...

Moderna advances Late-Stage development of mRNA-1273 Vaccine against COVID-19

The U.S. government will fund and conduct key studies on three experimental coronavirus vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert said on Wednesday. At that dose level, the company said it can deliver 500 million doses per ye...

Fed Officials Project 5% Growth in 2021, No Rate Hikes Through 2022 Fed Officials Project 5% Growth in 2021, No Rate Hikes Through 2022

Federal policymakers said Wednesday that the central bank is committed to continued use of extraordinary support for the economy as it projected a 6.5 percent drop in gross domestic product, or GDP, this year and a 9.3 percent rate of unemployment ...

Student athletes in Florida to get paid for their likeness Student athletes in Florida to get paid for their likeness

Florida's bill follows in the footsteps of similar bills signed by the governors of California and Colorado, but moves the timeline up significantly: the other two bills were scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2023. It's thought that the move wil...

QuadrigaCX was an QuadrigaCX was an "Old-fashioned Fraud Wrapped in Modern Technology" - OSC Report

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released a report after a 10-month long investigation into the defunct cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX . Quadriga filed for protection from creditors in February of 2019, and entered bankruptcy proce...

Petrol prices breach ₹75-mark in Delhi in seventh consecutive hike Petrol prices breach ₹75-mark in Delhi in seventh consecutive hike

India's demand for fuel doubled in May and has been steadily rising in June with the easing of restrictions. The auto fuel prices have now risen seven days in a row with pump prices of petrol increasing by ₹3.90 and diesel by ₹4 per litre since Sun...

Lebanon rocked by second night of unrest amid currency plunge Lebanon rocked by second night of unrest amid currency plunge

The unrivaled economic and financial crises are proving a major challenge to the government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who took office earlier this year after his predecessor resigned amid nationwide protests. Protesters gather and close roads in...

New Investigational Vaccine Protects Mice From CCP Virus in Clinical Trial

It will be a randomized, placebo-controlled trial that will establish whether the vaccine can entirely prevent COVID-19 infection or prevent the development of its symptoms and severe cases of the disease. The NIH will submit the Phase 1 data to a ...

Oil prices see weekly loss on virus resurgence fears Oil prices see weekly loss on virus resurgence fears

After falling more than 5 per cent on Friday, West Texas Intermediate was up 15 cents, or 0.41 per cent to $36.49 a barrel. Brent crude was down 58 cents, or 1.5 per cent, at $37.97 a barrel, having dropped almost 8 per cent the previous session....

United States stocks open higher following heavy rout United States stocks open higher following heavy rout

The price of gold was down $8.79 to $1,728.02. The moves followed a heavy Wall Street rout that saw major averages post biggest one-day losses since mid-March, as investors were anxious about a second wave of virus infections in the United States w...

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to go into final-stage trials in July Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to go into final-stage trials in July

Army will contribute to COVID-19 vaccine development", said Dr. Nelson Michael, the institute's director of infectious-disease research. Under the OWS program, funding, assistance in the clinical trials, and support for manufacturing will be provid...

Hertz wins court approval to offer potentially worthless stock Hertz wins court approval to offer potentially worthless stock

Hertz shares closed at about 56 cents on May 26, the first trading day after it declared bankruptcy, but surged to $5.53 by Monday's closing bell. Stockholders of bankrupt companies typically get wiped out, but after an enormous two-week rally, the...

European Union agrees purchase of 300 million coronavirus vaccine doses European Union agrees purchase of 300 million coronavirus vaccine doses

The Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy have signed a deal to buy up to 400 million doses of a potential anti-coronavirus vaccine from drugs firm AstraZeneca, health minister Hugo de Jonge confirmed on Saturday . Testing of the experimental COVID...

Astrazeneca wins coronavirus vaccine deal with Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands Astrazeneca wins coronavirus vaccine deal with Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands

It will be a randomized, placebo-controlled trial that will establish whether the vaccine can entirely prevent COVID-19 infection or prevent the development of its symptoms and severe cases of the disease. 'We are therefore betting on more than one...

Lebanon protesters burn roads, clash with police in unrest over currency crash Lebanon protesters burn roads, clash with police in unrest over currency crash

Protesters from various political parties across Lebanon , including members from the pro-government Shi'Ite Hezbollah and Amal movements, took to the streets overnight to protest the dire economic situation. One money changer who asked to remain an...

Fuel prices: Petrol and diesel prices to increase on Thursday Fuel prices: Petrol and diesel prices to increase on Thursday

He added that his ministry had changed the mechanism for the control of retail prices of petrol and diesel through a directive issued under Regulation 12A of the Control and Supply Regulations 1974 under the Control of Supplies Act 1961. Although fue...

Moderna's enormous coronavirus vaccine Phase III trial will start next month Moderna's enormous coronavirus vaccine Phase III trial will start next month

On 11 June 2020, AstraZeneca and Emergent signed an agreement, valued at almost Dollars 87 million, to support the production of AZD1222, AstraZeneca's vaccine to combat COVID-19. They had originally planned to begin human trials for their potentia...

Band-Aid to start selling bandages in a variety of skin tones Band-Aid to start selling bandages in a variety of skin tones

The announcement from Band-Aid comes as thousands of social media users highlighted how store bought plasters were just one example of institutionalised racism , usually only coming in shades created to match a white skin tone. In 2005, actually, Ba...

Amazon likely to face European Union antitrust charges over use of merchant data Amazon likely to face European Union antitrust charges over use of merchant data

The charges accuse Amazon of "scooping up data from third-party sellers and using that information to compete against them, for instance by launching similar products", the Journal notes. Before the end of the year, Vestager is also expected to annou...

Global economy faces a tightrope walk to recovery Global economy faces a tightrope walk to recovery

She said the safety nets and support now provided for badly hit sectors would need to be adapted to help businesses and workers move to new activities. perhaps the most global health, economic and social crisis and it's simply the most severe any of ...

Trump's economic adviser claims there is no second wave Trump's economic adviser claims there is no second wave

They are expressing there is no second spike, enable me repeat that, there is no next spike. Mnuchin said in testimony yesterday and I completely agree that we will not shut down the economy, "Kudlow said during a speech at Fox News on Friday".

McDonald's Reopening For Walk-In Customers This Month McDonald's Reopening For Walk-In Customers This Month

Now, with lockdown easing further, the chain has announced the next step. Posting on Instagram, McDonald's confirmed: "We're getting ready to reopen takeaway ". Paul Pomroy, McDonald's UK & Ireland chief executive, said: "Starting on Wednesday...

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