ZTE Said to Have Signed Preliminary Agreement to Lift US Ban

The tentative deal we have learned about today via Reuters , calls out a $1billion fine for the original breach of the April 2017 agreement to not sell to North Korea and Iran plus an additional $400 million in escrow to cover any future violations.... More..

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DNA Testing Service MyHeritage Leaks User Data of 92 Million Customers
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

DNA Testing Service MyHeritage Leaks User Data of 92 Million Customers

The firm said it was informed of the situation earlier this week when its employees found a file named " myheritage " containing email addresses and hashed passwords on a private server. So the passwords are ...More..

by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs

That led to threats of retaliation. European allies have urged Trump to reconsider. The House proposal goes as far as to single out China among a proposed group of hostile nations whose companies could undergo ...More..

Tesla Releases New Teaser Of Upcoming Model Y
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Tesla Releases New Teaser Of Upcoming Model Y

That had represented the strongest challenge yet to Musk's grip on the Silicon Valley electric vehicle maker, which also faces production setbacks and expectations by many analysts that it will need to raise n...More..

Only a man can run an airline, says Qatar boss
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Only a man can run an airline, says Qatar boss

The carrier has female pilots and female senior vice presidents, he said. Willie Walsh, CEO of British Airways and Aer Lingus owner IAG, said the industry needed to attract more women and that progress had be...More..

Google bins military contract after staff unrest
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Google bins military contract after staff unrest

The Google will not seek another contract for its controversial work providing artificial intelligence to the US Department of Defense for analyzing drone footage after its current contract expires, Gizmodo ...More..

California, New Jersey primaries crucial to November U.S
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

California, New Jersey primaries crucial to November U.S

Five governor's mansions. Five senate seats. For the first time , e-poll books and vote tabulators were used at advance polling locations across the province, reducing wait times for electors, accord...More..

Mexico Details Its List of Retaliatory Tariffs Against U.S., Adds Bourbon
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Mexico Details Its List of Retaliatory Tariffs Against U.S., Adds Bourbon

The weekend brought no evidence that the world is stepping back from a damaging trade war . The Rust Belt has been one of the hardest regions hit because of US free trade with Mexico . Last week's decision ...More..

No winning ticket for Saturday night’s $5M Lotto 649 jackpot
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

No winning ticket for Saturday night’s $5M Lotto 649 jackpot

Marie, Toronto the Sault Ste. Lotto fever has hit Limerick this Saturday evening with confirmation that a €4.3million jackpot has been won in the city. "We had another victor a few years back for €2.2m so I d...More..

Howard Schultz Leaving Starbucks Job, Could Consider Run for President
by | Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Howard Schultz Leaving Starbucks Job, Could Consider Run for President

The chain closed about 8,000 company-owned stores for an afternoon of anti-bias training last week, a decision that some shareholders questioned for the expense. "For years I've had a dream to build a different...More..

by | Monday, June 04, 2018

IOS 12, macOS, watchOS 5 and more

Voice Memos: a new design and iPad availability. iCloud support is also coming so your voice recordings will sync across your devices. Last month Google unveiled a similar tool - soon to launch for its Andr...More..

IPhone update will shame you for always being on your phone
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

IPhone update will shame you for always being on your phone

Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference starting today in San Jose, California for a 4-day software-focused event to announce the latest software updates that will be rolled out in the f...More..

Merkel's plans for the European Union: joint military force, common migrant asylum standards
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Merkel's plans for the European Union: joint military force, common migrant asylum standards

The League and 5 Star each need to renegotiate treaties on budgets, migration and a variety of different points with the European Union. Merkel said she was willing to discuss with the new Italian government ...More..

Google won't renew contract for Project Maven, controversial Pentagon drone program
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Google won't renew contract for Project Maven, controversial Pentagon drone program

According to company sources, top executive Diane Greene told staff on Friday there would be no follow-up after the current contract expired next March. Google's participation in the program, which critics ...More..

Trump Breaks Protocol, Sends Market Signal on Jobs Report Before Data Released
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Trump Breaks Protocol, Sends Market Signal on Jobs Report Before Data Released

According to a Labor Department rule, executive branch employees are barred from publicly commenting on the jobs report until "at least one hour" after its official release. "You should have gotten the employ...More..

Why Women's Rights Activists Are Furious At This Vogue Cover
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Why Women's Rights Activists Are Furious At This Vogue Cover

MbS has promised to promote a more moderate form of Islam under efforts to modernize the kingdom, the birthplace of Islam, including the recent lifting of a ban on cinemas and the lifting later this month of a ...More..

Deutsche Bank CEO is 'sick and exhausted of bad news'
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Deutsche Bank CEO is 'sick and exhausted of bad news'

Deutsche Bank's US business was put on a Federal Reserve list of problem banks and added to a group of troubled lenders monitored by the country's deposit insurance regulator, according to a person familiar w...More..

Explainer: What is China's A-share MSCI inclusion on June 1?
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Explainer: What is China's A-share MSCI inclusion on June 1?

She also prefers leading Chinese consumer companies, which will benefit from China's rising consumption, improving corporate efficiency, and opportunities in global markets. iShares MSCI EAFE ETF, formerly iSha...More..

Sears to close more stores to meet financial crisis
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Sears to close more stores to meet financial crisis

The stores are scheduled to close in September. The list of closing locations will be released later today, Sears Holdings said . [ Full list here .] Workers at those stores will receive severance pay an...More..

by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Google employees raise concerns over its contract with US Defense Dept

It appears Google has finally conceded, as Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced today in a company meeting that the Project Maven contract will not be renewed after it expires in 2019. Audricia Harri...More..

Crude oil futures down on weak Asian trend
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Crude oil futures down on weak Asian trend

US West Texas Intermediate crude gained 11 cents to stand at US$67.15 a barrel by 0702 GMT, bouncing off a session low of US$66.81 a barrel having fallen nearly 2% on Thursday. Global benchmark Brent LCOc1 ...More..

Vermont will pay remote workers $10,000 to move there
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Vermont will pay remote workers $10,000 to move there

Eligible workers can receive $5,000 per year, not to exceed a total of $10,000 over the life of the program , as part of the remote worker grant program . Lyons said the bill doesn't target specific industrie...More..

Italy swears in populist prime minister
by | Sunday, June 03, 2018

Italy swears in populist prime minister

The law professor who has never before held political office was sworn in on Friday afternoon, ending nearly three months of political uncertainty and bringing to power a new populist government. "People who ca...More..

European shares slide as Italian election risk reignites euro break-up anxieties
by | Saturday, June 02, 2018

European shares slide as Italian election risk reignites euro break-up anxieties

Germany's DAX gained 1.3 percent to 12,761 and the CAC 40 in France jumped 1.5 percent to 5,476. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.6 percent while South Korea's Kospi lost 0.9 percent. Shares in Italian b...More..

Spain PM admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Spain PM admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote

With the PNV's support, and that of the far-left Podemos and Catalan pro-independence parties, which is all but guaranteed, Rajoy will be forced out and replaced as PM by Sánchez on Friday. Leftist Podemos, w...More..

Aluminum, steel makers disappointed with imposition of hefty US tariffs
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Aluminum, steel makers disappointed with imposition of hefty US tariffs

The Dow sank 200 points on Thursday when Trump confirmed that the steel and aluminum tariffs would hit Canada , Mexico and the EU. In the case of Canada and Mexico , Ross said the decision was bas...More..

Around Town celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Donut Day
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Around Town celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Donut Day

National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday of June every year. The pizza chain is offering free doughnut holes with any purchase of two pizzas. DUNKIN' DONUTS: At Dunkin' Donuts, customers w...More..

Hamilton steelmakers brace for impact of U.S. tariffs
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Hamilton steelmakers brace for impact of U.S. tariffs

USA tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from allies in Europe and North America are "disappointing" and "absurd", the United Kingdom trade secretary says. The European Commission, which coordinates trade p...More..

Amazon Rankles Australian Customers by Pushing Them to a Local Site
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Amazon Rankles Australian Customers by Pushing Them to a Local Site

In a statement about the change, Amazon said it regretted "any inconvenience this may cause customers". Unfortunately, consumers who've spent the last couple of decades relying on the United States version of...More..

Trump to impose steel, aluminium tariffs on EU
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Trump to impose steel, aluminium tariffs on EU

The assumption is that Trump is using tariffs to squeeze better trade terms out of China and the European Union , and to put the pressure on Canada and Mexico to reform the North American Free Trade Agre...More..