TSA Program Criticized For Secretly Tracking U.S. Citizens

The undercover operation focuses on Americans who have traveled out of the U.S.to particular countries, as well as those with suspected connections (no matter how seemingly vague) to previously recognized terror suspects. "The sole objective of this ... More..

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Wells Fargo to pay $2B to settle crisis-era mortgage charges

The settlement is the latest fine paid by a major bank for involvement in the risky lending and trading of mortgage-backed securities that led to the collapse of the U.S housing market and contributed to the 20...More..

JGB yields rise after BOJ policy tweaks
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

JGB yields rise after BOJ policy tweaks

In his press conference following the Bank of Japan's policy meeting, governor Haruhiko Kuroda appeared to indicate that the yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond (JGB) would now be allowe...More..

Health alert issued for beef, poultry, and pork products over Cyclospora concern
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Health alert issued for beef, poultry, and pork products over Cyclospora concern

Distributed nationwide by Caito Foods of Indianapolis, the possibly tainted products were sold by retailers including Kroger (which owns Dillons stores), Trader Joe's and Walgreens . Although the U.S. Depart...More..

by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Gay couple claims airline forced them to switch seats for straight couple

Los Angeles restaurant owner David Cooley wrote about the incident in a Facebook post Sunday. He said he and his travel companion were "removed" from their flight "to give preferential treatment to a strai...More..

by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

RBI, in a tight spot, is expected to raise rates again

This was the first time since October 2013 that the central bank hiked the repo rate -- the rate at which it lends to commercial banks -- at two consecutive policy meetings. If liquidity is tight, banks may und...More..

Split concerns force Durex to recall condoms in UK, Ireland
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Split concerns force Durex to recall condoms in UK, Ireland

Durex has recalled some batches of condoms in Ireland and the United Kingdom due to concerns they may burst. Durex condoms are seen in a photo illustration in Manchester, Britain, July 31, 2018. This means t...More..

Daniel Ortega Assures Nicaragua Is Returning To Normal After Months Of Unrest
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Daniel Ortega Assures Nicaragua Is Returning To Normal After Months Of Unrest

Ortega has faced growing worldwide condemnation for heavy-handed deployment of police and armed pro-government civilians to squash the unrest, which led to almost 300 deaths and many more people injured since p...More..

Tata Motors Reports Loss Of Rs 1,902 Crore In June Quarter
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Tata Motors Reports Loss Of Rs 1,902 Crore In June Quarter

In a statement following the financial results filing, Tata Motors chairman, N Chandrashekharan said, "JLR faced multiple challenges including temporary issues like China duty impacts as well as market issues...More..

Uber stops developing self-driving trucks
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Uber stops developing self-driving trucks

TechCrunch noted that Uber ATG will continue looking at ways to tackle autonomous highway driving, and may return to self-driving trucks, but only after it has developed the foundation of the self-driving sy...More..

MoviePass is raising prices and limiting the movies subscribers can see
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

MoviePass is raising prices and limiting the movies subscribers can see

Tuesday's announcement comes just days after the company, in a note to subscribers, justified surcharges for popular movies and show times as a way to keep rates low. Want more e-ticketing theater options in y...More..

Apple Flirts With $1 Trillion Market Cap After Strong Earnings Report
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Apple Flirts With $1 Trillion Market Cap After Strong Earnings Report

Shares of Apple jumped Tuesday after the company posted better-than-expected earnings for its fiscal third quarter and forecast revenue for the current period would be higher than analyst expectations. Sales in...More..

by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

MoviePass is raising its price and cutting access to blockbusters

Helios and Matheson, the parent company of the popular movie subscription service, said that it had a service outage on Thursday because it couldn't afford to pay for movie tickets. The press release also notes...More..

Harley-Davidson's new strategy: Smaller bikes, more foreign sales
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Harley-Davidson's new strategy: Smaller bikes, more foreign sales

In a fast-changing world with new consumer demands, these accelerated actions support Harley-Davidson's 2027 objectives with increased focus and strategic investment to reinvigorate the US business while acce...More..

The Big Mac turns 50 as McDonald's struggles to stay relevant
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

The Big Mac turns 50 as McDonald's struggles to stay relevant

Buy the sandwich and get a MacCoin to get another at some point (that is, assuming you're not a collector; McDonald's will rollout five designs of the coin, one for each decade the Big Mac has been around). McD...More..

Homeless man's job search gets attention from Google, Netflix
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Homeless man's job search gets attention from Google, Netflix

The 26-year-old confirmed to the New York Post that Google reached out to him, along with Pandora and some startups. Casarez said all he wanted was for someone to notice his hard work and give him a chance....More..

Tesla Released a $1,500 Surfboard That Sold Out In a Day
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Tesla Released a $1,500 Surfboard That Sold Out In a Day

In case you've ever wished you could surf a Tesla, the boards feature a "mix of the same high-quality matte and gloss finished used on all our cars". Elon Musk has a knack for selling weird branded merchandis...More..

China’s foreign minister says door still open to U.S. for trade dialogue
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

China’s foreign minister says door still open to U.S. for trade dialogue

Chinese-Japanese relations have been mired in tensions since Japan's invasion of China before and during the Second World War. Compounding the embarrassment, Hunt accidentally picked the nationality most like...More..

Chinese factory rushing to make Trump's 2020 banners in fear of tariffs
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Chinese factory rushing to make Trump's 2020 banners in fear of tariffs

Not only is the European Union negotiating zero tariffs, but also it agreed to immediately buy more American soybeans - which helps Trump in his trade battle with China. In an interview with CNBC that aired...More..

At midday: TSX slides as tech, utilities stocks falter
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

At midday: TSX slides as tech, utilities stocks falter

The S&P 500 rose 16.99 points, or 0.6 percent. The Nasdaq is up 112.04 points, or 1.4 percent. United States stocks were mixed Friday as robust economic data from the U.S. Shares of Constellation Software f...More..

Us joins the European common market 60 years later
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Us joins the European common market 60 years later

President Trump and President Juncker pledged that both countries would uphold the spirit of the agreement, unless negotiations were terminated. "We also want to resolve the steel and aluminum tariff issues an...More..

FOX Deal APPROVED: The X-MEN & FF Are Coming Home
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

FOX Deal APPROVED: The X-MEN & FF Are Coming Home

Comcast subsequently dropped out of the bidding war for Fox earlier this month to focus its efforts instead on acquiring London-based Sky. Disney alone has Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm bolstering its o...More..

Facebook, Zuckerberg sued after stock plunge shocked market
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Facebook, Zuckerberg sued after stock plunge shocked market

Jake Dollarhide, chief executive officer of Longbow Asset Management in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in recent years has trimmed, but not eliminated, the amount of Facebook shares in his clients' accounts, and he said he s...More..

France sounds cautious note after crunch European Union talks with US
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

France sounds cautious note after crunch European Union talks with US

One problem: Europe disagrees. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is offering up to $ 12 billion in aid to farmers to help mitigate the retaliatory tariffs stemming from Trump's widening trade ...More..

Intel's data centre results miss forecasts
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Intel's data centre results miss forecasts

Several analysts on Intel's earnings call expressed concern that its gross margin growth might slow in the fourth quarter, when Apple ships most of its iPhones. Within Intel's data-centric businesses, the d...More..

Ryanair cancels another 20 flights due to strike
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Ryanair cancels another 20 flights due to strike

Irish pilots - who have so far held three one-day strikes - were due to decide yesterday whether to announce further walkouts, while Germany's Vereinigung Cockpit pilot union is also holding a vote on possible ...More..

ITVs first-half results boosted by World Cup and Love Island
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

ITVs first-half results boosted by World Cup and Love Island

ITV reported adjusted earnings before interest tax and amortisation (EBITA) of 375 million pounds ($493.2 million) for the six months to end-June, down 7 percent but ahead of analyst forecasts of 361 million...More..

Idaho prison officials: Inmates hacked system to get credits
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Idaho prison officials: Inmates hacked system to get credits

The recent hack - or glitch, depending on who you ask - seemed akin to a Robin Hood story for some. Inmates who took money have had their accounts suspended and must repay the company for the amount of stolen m...More..

by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Iresa energy collapses: what you need to know

Nearly 100,000 energy customers have been left in limbo after Britain's cheapest energy supplier went under after months of poor service and more than 2,000 complaints to the Ombudsman this year alone. Customer...More..

Lightning Affects Trains Across Yorkshire
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Lightning Affects Trains Across Yorkshire

Passengers are being shuttled the 90 miles between the stations by coach. People travelling from Aberdeen to London King's Cross were delayed at Newcastle for two hours before eventually moving on after the s...More..