Economy

World Health Organization ships first batch of Ebola vaccine to DR Congo

World Health Organization ships first batch of Ebola vaccine to DR Congo Before the latest confirmed case, Peter Salama, the WHO's deputy director-general for emergency preparedness and response, said the current number of suspected, probable or confirmed cases stood at 42, with 23 deaths attributed to the outbreak. [Full Article...]

Coinbase Expansion Includes Institutional Product Suite, New Chicago Office

Coinbase Expansion Includes Institutional Product Suite, New Chicago Office The cryptocurrency market is expanding every day with new developments popping up from time to time. The company will launch soon a new platform called Coinbase Custody . Coinbase Prime will accelerate adoption of cryptocurrency worldwide by helping institutions everywhere participate in this emerging asset class. [Full Article...]

Paddy Power in talks to tie-up with FanDuel

Paddy Power in talks to tie-up with FanDuel The Dublin-based company said talks with FanDuel are ongoing and there was no certainty as to whether an agreement would be reached. Firms like Paddy Power Betfair are looking for growth opportunities to offset the increasing cost of regulation in established markets such as Britain and Australia. [Full Article...]

Lachlan Murdoch to serve as chairman, CEO of New Fox

Lachlan Murdoch to serve as chairman, CEO of New Fox The blockbuster $52 billion deal, which was announced in December, vastly reduces the Fox media empire built by Rupert Murdoch , leaving him and his family a more tightly focused group. Prior to the Disney bid Fox had made an approach to acquire the 59 per cent of Sky it did not already own, however that deal has been repeatedly held up by United Kingdom regulators over fears it would undermine... [Full Article...]

Macy's shares jump as sales growth beats estimates

Macy's shares jump as sales growth beats estimates Vestpro Financial Partners Inc. dba CPF Texas purchased a new position in Macy's during the 4th quarter worth approximately $104,000. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC raised its position in shares of Macy's by 31.3% during the fourth quarter. [Full Article...]

Kaleido: Amazon Seals New Blockchain Partnership

Kaleido: Amazon Seals New Blockchain Partnership The technology is touted as faster and more secure by advocates. Amazon Web Services has announced a new collaboration with Ethereum development studio ConsenSys which will result in the launch of Kaleido , a blockchain business cloud created to streamline and simplify the creation, deployment, and operation of private blockchain networks for enterprise organizations. [Full Article...]

Europe offers no guarantees but vows to keep Iran deal alive

Europe offers no guarantees but vows to keep Iran deal alive The EU, which with Germany, France , Britain, Russia, China and the United States signed the nuclear accord, does have some steps it can take to shield European business in Iran . Within minutes of the President's announcement, Mrs May, French president Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a joint statement expressing their "regret and concern". [Full Article...]

A Phony Vote on 'Net Neutrality'

A Phony Vote on 'Net Neutrality' Forty-seven senators - all Republicans - voted against it. Sen. Sen. Ed Markey , who is now leading of the effort to save Net Neutrality , stated that the possibility of President Trump blocking the movement if it passes the necessary votes would create a "political firestorm", however the controversial world leader hasn't shied from such backlash in the past. [Full Article...]

Tesla Model X enters record books by towing a Boeing Airplane

Tesla Model X enters record books by towing a Boeing Airplane Now, Qantas did the stunt to promote their collaboration with Tesla and their rewards for Tesla owners, but it can't be denied that the Model X is a very capable auto and kudos to Tesla here because it's made something that stands apart from the crowd. [Full Article...]

Volvo Giving up on Diesels

Volvo Giving up on Diesels Kicking-off the move, the firm's new Volvo S60 saloon will be available with petrol and petrol hybrid power only. Volvo is jumping onto the anti-diesel bandwagon, the Swedish carmaker announcing that it plans to completely eliminate diesel engines from its line-up. [Full Article...]

Oil dips amid signs of ample supply

Oil dips amid signs of ample supply Crude oil prices moved up during European trading hours and continued to rise during United States trading hours. A lower US benchmark price could make American crudes attractive in Asia. As both the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and OPEC have already projected, the IEA also expects U.S. production to surpass 10 million barrels a day this year. [Full Article...]

Emilia Clarke paid the same as male stars on 'Game of Thrones'

Emilia Clarke paid the same as male stars on 'Game of Thrones' Find another adjective damn it", the young actress said . Just hours earlier, Emilia stunned in a white ensemble at the Kering Women in Motion photocall. "And then when they wanted me to be in it, I'm like, 'What? OK!" "So I think it's mainly in the beginning, just be aware of that and going, 'Can you just check?' You just start to fight harder for that stuff", she added. [Full Article...]

Wow Air expands in Asia with new Delhi route

Wow Air expands in Asia with new Delhi route One-way fares will start at $199 a xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" target="_blank" href="https://wowair.us/flights/wow-premium/" rel="nofollow" *WOW premium seats will be available for $699*. Louis (STL) to Dehli (DEL) via Iceland. For more information and bookings, visit WOW's website . But though you may be able to book tickets now, you won't be able to travel until January 15, 2018 - ... [Full Article...]

Japan's economy contracted for first time in two years in Q1 2018

Japan's economy contracted for first time in two years in Q1 2018 Japan will on Wednesday release preliminary Q1 numbers for gross domestic product, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. External demand - or exports minus imports - added 0.1 percentage point to first-quarter GDP, as imports slowed more than exports. [Full Article...]

US Market Indexes Close Lower on Tuesday

US Market Indexes Close Lower on Tuesday Australian stocks bucked the region's downward trend, rising 0.4%. Small-company stocks also rose. Among the technology stocks pressuring the overall market, Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, fell 2%, while Facebook Inc. CURRENCY: The dollar fell to 110.27 yen from 110.36 yen late Tuesday. The greenback's gains weighed on precious metals prices. The S&P 500 rose 9 points, or 0.3 ... [Full Article...]

Airbus loses long-running trade dispute paving way for massive United States tariffs

Airbus loses long-running trade dispute paving way for massive United States tariffs The size of US tariffs to be allowed will be determined through a WTO arbitration process, and will be based on the annual harm to USA and Boeing - losses that the US had previously pegged as ranging from $7 billion to $10 billion a year. [Full Article...]

USA hits head of Iran's central bank with terror sanctions

USA hits head of Iran's central bank with terror sanctions The new sanctions are part of the administration's efforts to address Tehran's "malign influence" in the region, an effort that, in conjunction with President Donald Trump's decision to remove the United States from the Iran nuclear deal and Monday's controversial opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem, has led to a spike in tensions across the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Eurovision 2018: Israel's Netta Barzilai song SLAMMED by Lorraine Kelly 'Beyond bad'

Eurovision 2018: Israel's Netta Barzilai song SLAMMED by Lorraine Kelly 'Beyond bad' And President Reuven Rivlin tweeted, "We're proud of you". 'The gift was that Eurovision will be coming to Jerusalem next year, and we are proud to be hosting it'. Nevertheless, the victory had her overcome with emotion. Thank you for choosing different. "I am happy that we managed to create a reason for joy in a country that does not have a lot of reasons to celebrate". [Full Article...]

Facebook says it took down 583 million fake accounts in Q1 2018

Facebook says it took down 583 million fake accounts in Q1 2018 The amount of content moderated by Facebook is influenced by both the company's ability to find and act on infringing material, and the sheer quantity of items posted by users. The company removed or put a warning screen for graphic violence in front of 3.4 million pieces of content in the first quarter, almost triple the 1.2 million a quarter earlier, according to the report. [Full Article...]

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Parts Of Maryland

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Parts Of Maryland Storms could also contain some severe hail and lead to spots of flash flooding. A few strong to severe storms will again be possible overnight. An F1 tornado hit Charlestown, Langdon and South Acworth on May 4, the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, determined Monday. [Full Article...]


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