Economy

Advocacy group: Fidget spinners sold at Target contain high amounts of lead

Advocacy group: Fidget spinners sold at Target contain high amounts of lead Target is coming under criticism this morning over some of the fidget spinners it sells. Target, which had been provided with the US PIRG test results prior to the announcement, originally vowed to continue selling the spinners, saying that they met all U.S. [Full Article...]

United halts flights to New Delhi as toxic air chokes India's capital

United halts flights to New Delhi as toxic air chokes India's capital A representative of the airline told CNN they are monitoring advisories as the region is under a public health emergency. The United airlines operates Boeing 777 a 267-seated aircraft on the route from Newark to Delhi comprising of 14 hours of journey. [Full Article...]

Safety board probes truck collision with self-driving shuttle in Las Vegas

Safety board probes truck collision with self-driving shuttle in Las Vegas The driver was trying to back his trailer into an alleyway on the left. "He probably had an expectation that the shuttle would back off and allow him to do his thing", Cummings said. Zurschmeide acknowledged that the truck driver was certainly to blame for the accident, but he also stated that improved safety features on self-driving shuttles could allow the vehicles to react smarter in the futu... [Full Article...]

Facebook starts programme to bolster digital skills

Facebook starts programme to bolster digital skills The program - which may well be a huge PR project for Facebook - follows up on the more than US$1 billion that company has already spent on supporting small businesses through their "Boost Your Business" platform. Forty-six percent of small businesses on the platform in SC said Facebook is an essential tool for running their business, the press release said. For online beginners: Training on d... [Full Article...]

Falling US Stockpiles Offset Rise in Crude Stocks

Falling US Stockpiles Offset Rise in Crude Stocks Futures were little changed after slipping 0.3 percent on Tuesday, the first decline in four sessions. Earlier in the day, ConocoPhillips announced a surprise 22% increase in next year's drilling budget, the latest signal that US output may not ebb any time soon. [Full Article...]

Justice Department Says 'Not So Fast' to AT&T, Time Warner Deal

Justice Department Says 'Not So Fast' to AT&T, Time Warner Deal When several news outlets reported on Wednesday that the Justice Department had demanded the sale of CNN, a source within the agency denied that, saying "the parties offered to divest CNN and the DOJ Antitrust Division flatly rejected it". [Full Article...]

Toy story: Hasbro in takeover talks with Mattel

Toy story: Hasbro in takeover talks with Mattel Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the company. "Both companies would benefit from a merger, but Mattel stockholders might oppose a deal that values the company on its depressed stock price", said Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. [Full Article...]

IBM Just Announced a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

IBM Just Announced a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer The machine is now in the "operational prototype" stage, which means that it is still quite far off from commercial use. That extreme performance, comes at a cost. IBM has a storied history in quantum computing. Quantum computing promises to be able to solve certain problems - such as chemical simulations and types of optimization - that will forever be beyond the practical reach of classical ma... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin Still on Track to Harvest Record Soybean Acreage

Wisconsin Still on Track to Harvest Record Soybean Acreage CBOT December wheat futures rose 0.6% to $4.31 1/2 a bushel. Most notably, the USDA put this year's corn production at 14.578 billion bushels with yields at a record 175.4 bushels per acre. Traders squaring positions ahead of the USDA's monthly supply/demand reports on Thursday, in which analysts expect the government to trim is estimate of U.S. [Full Article...]

Ford wants workers to wear an exoskeleton on the assembly line

Ford wants workers to wear an exoskeleton on the assembly line EksoVest works by providing employees additional adjustable lift assistance of five to 15 pounds per arm. Over time, the possibility of fatigue or a repetitive strain injury increase substantially. Ekso Bionics co-founder Russ Angold told Ford that this collaboration allows them to "test and refine early prototypes" of the vest. The four EksoVests were paid for by the United Auto Workers union,... [Full Article...]

Equifax profit slumps after data breach, still tops views

Equifax profit slumps after data breach, still tops views The global consumer business, which sells credit-monitoring and identity-protection tools, posted little change in revenue. That includes the costs to investigate the hack, legal fees and expenses for offering consumers free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection to its US consumers. [Full Article...]

China's Biggest Shopping Event: What Is Singles Day?

China's Biggest Shopping Event: What Is Singles Day? Alibaba's payments affiliate, Alipay, processed $17.8 billion of transactions on November 11 previous year. The peak number of transactions per second so far this year reached 325,000. We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday as they are the biggest shopping days in the USA, but China has an even bigger shopping day that was designed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA ). [Full Article...]

Broadband Providers Will Pay Automatic Compensation For Service Faults

Broadband Providers Will Pay Automatic Compensation For Service Faults Broadband and landline users will be able to get money back from their providers when things go wrong without having to make a claim, under new rules laid out by communications watchdog Ofcom . If one of the included ISPs says that your broadband or landline will be connected on a specific day and misses that date, then you'll get £5 for each day you aren't connected, including the missed start... [Full Article...]

SBI's results signal Indian banks' record bad loans peaking

SBI's results signal Indian banks' record bad loans peaking The lenders Net Interest Income (NII) - the core income a bank earns by giving loans - increased 27.3 percent to Rs 18,585.90 crore versus Rs 14,600.16 crore previous year. However, the provision coverage ratio improved to 65.1%, an increase of 431 bps from June 2017. "Deposit rate unless you cut you can not cut lending rate ... [Full Article...]

Adidas Unveil 2018 FIFA World Cup Ball

Adidas Unveil 2018 FIFA World Cup Ball Commenting on the new official match ball of the upcoming global football championship, legendary forward of Barcelona FC and the Argentinian national squad Messi said "I like all of it: the new design, the colors, everything". " I was lucky enough to get to know this ball a bit earlier and I managed to have a try with it ", Messi stated according to Federation Internationale de Football Associati... [Full Article...]

Uber loses appeal over workers' rights court ruling

Uber loses appeal over workers' rights court ruling Judge Jennifer Eady dismissed an appeal Friday from the company in a closely watched decision that is expected to have broad implications for the so-called gig economy. "GMB is delighted the EAT made the correct decision to uphold the original employment tribunal ruling". He said Uber drivers value the "freedom to choose if, when and where they drive". [Full Article...]

The Value of JC Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) Underpriced by 32.5%?

The Value of JC Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) Underpriced by 32.5%? J.C. Penney Company had 76 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks Investment Research upgraded J. C. Penney Company, Inc . Holding will post 0.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. WARNING: This article was first posted by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. [Full Article...]

Pensions - Articles - Closing the gender pay gap is a crucial first step

Pensions - Articles - Closing the gender pay gap is a crucial first step According to the Fawcett Society , the gender pay gap has not only stalled - with Equal Pay Day not budging for three years - but is now widening for some women. The NUJ said it is pursuing action for equal pay on behalf of more than 100 of its members at the BBC. "We are going backwards and that is extremely worrying", Sam Smethers, Fawcett Society chief executive, said in a statement. [Full Article...]

India's factory output slows to 3.8% in September

India's factory output slows to 3.8% in September United Kingdom construction activity is worsening, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. The figures reportedly suggest that manufacturing may help to counteract a consumer-led slowdown in the economy . Separate data showed the UK's trade deficit in goods and services narrowed by more than expected in September. That was not enough to prevent a deterioration in Br... [Full Article...]

Amazon pop-up to open at metro Detroit Whole Foods Market store

Amazon pop-up to open at metro Detroit Whole Foods Market store In addition to getting to know Alexa and test-driving some of Amazon's best-selling devices, Whole Foods customers will get a head start on their holiday gifting by taking advantage of upcoming Black Friday deals. It doesn't take a genius to see more synergies on the horizon. He has recently added Prime Now and AmazonFresh to his responsibility. Mastering food delivery has not yet come eas... [Full Article...]


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