Uber has a major 'vomit fraud' problem

So-called " vomit fraud " can increase the cost of a ride by $80 to more than $150, according to the Miami Herald . An investigation by the Miami Herald found that when victims contacted the taxi company they often received the response: "In thi... More..

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by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Iran warns of "countermeasures" in volley of threats with Trump

But in June, Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the first U.S. "In light of these protests and 40 years of regime tyranny, I have a message for the people of Iran: The United States hears you; the U...More..

More Ryanair flights cancelled amid pilot strikes
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

More Ryanair flights cancelled amid pilot strikes

Ryanair have just confirmed that they are cancelling more flights on Wednesday 25 and July 26 July, affecting up to 50,000 passengers. Unions representing Ryanair cabin crew in the countries affected say the...More..

2,500 have their flight cancelled by Ryanair | Ireland
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2,500 have their flight cancelled by Ryanair | Ireland

Yesterday the budget airline said that air traffic control shortages in Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom and Greece delayed over 570 of their 2,445 flights. As previously reported , cabin crews in Por...More..

Mega Millions $522-million jackpot is 5th largest in history
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mega Millions $522-million jackpot is 5th largest in history

The grand prize of $522 million is the fifth largest ever for the game. The players don't usually find out they were scammed until they try to claim the cash themselves. Without $1 Power Play, the ticket woul...More..

Trump tapping $12B to help farmers affected by tariffs
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Trump tapping $12B to help farmers affected by tariffs

The trade organizations also asked the Trump Administration to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership and finalize negotiations to renew the North America Free Trade Agreement, two agreements "that will have last...More..

by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

USDA announces 3-prong approach to aid farmers

China has retaliated on soybeans and pork, affecting Midwest farmers in a region of the country that supported the president in his 2016 campaign. "The alternative is that they move the business to another o...More..

Google s parent Alphabet beats expectations despite European Union fine
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Google s parent Alphabet beats expectations despite European Union fine

Alphabet confirmed that it took a $5.1 billion charge to cover the cost of a record fine from the European Commission, which wiped out almost two thirds of its profit. The average estimate of 13 analysts surve...More..

Harley-Davidson Expects Motorcycle Tariffs to Cut Into Margins
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Harley-Davidson Expects Motorcycle Tariffs to Cut Into Margins

The company dropped its profit margin forecast, citing damage done by increased tariffs. Harley-Davidson announced Tuesday that it would be cutting its forecast for its profit margin. However, it now views ...More..

Ag Dept to send $12B to farmers hurt by tariffs
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ag Dept to send $12B to farmers hurt by tariffs

These Chinese tariffs have hit farmers particularly hard. It accounts for a quarter of US auto imports. After Trump hit China with tariffs, they responded with a 179 percent retaliatory tariff on us sor...More..

North Korea said to be dismantling key parts of launch site
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

North Korea said to be dismantling key parts of launch site

Meanwhile, Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., reporting on the 38 North website, says commercial satellite imagery taken on July 20 of the launch pad at North Korea's Sohae Satellite Launching Station "indicates that the ...More..

by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Republicans denounce Trump plan for 'welfare' for farmers hit by tariffs

What's the background on the tariffs? And on Tuesday, Trump announced plans to impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports by the end of August. It allows the CCC to borrow up ...More..

by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Adolf Hitler's spirit has 're-emerged' in Israel, Turkey's president claims

Speaking to lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party, Erdogan accused Israel of being " the most fascist and racist country in the world ", adding that he sees " no difference " between current...More..

Waiter made up story about 'racist' tipper: restaurant
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Waiter made up story about 'racist' tipper: restaurant

After further investigation, the restaurant discovered that the entire story had been fabricated, according to Terry Turney, the chief operating officer at Saltgrass Steak House. A customer was temporarily bann...More..

Pepperidge Farm recalls some Goldfish crackers for salmonella risk
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Pepperidge Farm recalls some Goldfish crackers for salmonella risk

Pepperidge Farm issued a recall Monday for several of its varieties of Goldfish crackers because of the risk of salmonella . Food giants Mondelez and Kelloggs have also recently recalled products over s...More..

by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Trump calls tariffs 'the greatest', ahead of meeting with European Union trade officials

Earlier this month, soy farmers in North Dakota told the Bismarck Tribune that they were facing massive losses this year if the president didn't negotiate a deal to reopen Chinese markets to their crops. The ...More..

We have no big offer — European Union tells Trump
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

We have no big offer — European Union tells Trump

President Donald Trump to "scale down the rhetoric" and abolish tariffs that he said were imposed "under the cover of national security". "And this we have made clear to our American partners". European Union o...More..

China says threats, intimidation on trade will never work
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

China says threats, intimidation on trade will never work

Trump is not trying to influence currency markets, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said, reiterating that a strong U.S. dollar reflects a strong USA economy and is in the United States' long-term interest...More..

Iran becomes India's No. 2 oil supplier, ahead of Saudi Arabia
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Iran becomes India's No. 2 oil supplier, ahead of Saudi Arabia

India's state-run refineries bought 9.8 million tons of Iranian oil in financial 2017-18 compared to 13.04 million tons a year earlier, a almost 25 percent decline. Pradhan, however, did not answer the question...More..

John Elkann named Ferrari chairman as Marchionne battles health issues
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

John Elkann named Ferrari chairman as Marchionne battles health issues

Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader, said that "the success of the Jeep brand under Mike Manley and his global background make him the smart choice to be the new head of FCA...More..

Stocks drop after Trump says he's ready to step up trade war
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Stocks drop after Trump says he's ready to step up trade war

The comments come as the US government is also considering taxing auto imports. Around $505 billion of Chinese goods were imported to the U.S.in 2017, leading to a trade deficit of almost $376 billion, USA go...More..

Students from Germany win third SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Students from Germany win third SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

This was the third Hyperloop Pod competition to generate working prototypes of SpaceX's high-speed transit system, and WARR has won them all. Students from the United States, Europe and Japan entered the comp...More..

Barrick Gold president departs to become CEO of AngloGold Ashanti
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Barrick Gold president departs to become CEO of AngloGold Ashanti

The mining executive, who joined Barrick in 2002, is also chairman of Acacia Mining (LON:ACA), the London-listed gold producer, majority owned by Barrick, which is tangled up in a running dispute over taxes w...More..

Tesla shares plummet after reportedly asking suppliers for cash rebates
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tesla shares plummet after reportedly asking suppliers for cash rebates

In a note to clients, Citi Investment Research analyst Itay Michaeli stated that Tesla's refund requests to its suppliers gave the impression that the negotiations were essential to the company's continued op...More..

Alphabet 2Q earnings: Here’s what to expect
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Alphabet 2Q earnings: Here’s what to expect

According to Bloomberg , which talked to the EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Google's settlement proposals came in the weeks after the June 2017 fine in the Google Search case. Pichai also hi...More..

Detroit auto show switching to June starting in 2020
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Detroit auto show switching to June starting in 2020

The show's Executive Director Rod Alberts says in a statement that " Detroit will continue to be a global stage for some of the world's most significant and iconic vehicle reveals". Other brands that previousl...More..

Over 50 products cheaper as GST Council slashes rates
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Over 50 products cheaper as GST Council slashes rates

The items which could be considered for cutting of tax rates might include sanitary napkins , handicrafts and handloom goods. In a big relief to small traders, the GST Council on Saturday decided that th...More..

POTUS Threatens Iran In Explosive All Caps Twitter Tirade
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

POTUS Threatens Iran In Explosive All Caps Twitter Tirade

As Trump has done repeatedly, Pompeo blasted the Iran nuclear deal, saying it didn't make Iran more moderate, "it made them wolves in sheep's clothing". "The level of corruption and wealth among regime lead...More..

NY Daily News slashes newsroom staffing in half
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

NY Daily News slashes newsroom staffing in half

Cuomo also objected to the cuts at what he termed "an important NY institution and one of our nation's journalism giants". The Daily News at onetime had hundreds of employees, but over the years has seen it...More..

Papa Johns adopts rights plan to limit founders stake
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Papa Johns adopts rights plan to limit founders stake

The rights plan intends to protect the interests of the company and its stockholders by reducing the likelihood of gaining control of the company through open market accumulation or other tactics without paying...More..