Economy


Russian pilot killed after jet is downed by Syrian rebels Russian pilot killed after jet is downed by Syrian rebels
- February 04, 2018

A Syrian militant in the area told The Associated Press that the pilot was shot and killed when he resisted capture by opening fire from his pistol on the militants who tried to seize him alive. On November 19, the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group was flushed out of its last stronghold in Syria's Al-Bukamal. With the help of Russian forces, the Syrian government has managed to take back much of the country held by rebels. (more...)
Amazon announces Q4 sales up 38% to $60.5 billion Amazon announces Q4 sales up 38% to $60.5 billion
- February 03, 2018

Analysts on average were expecting just US$1.85 per share, Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S said . Operating income went up to $1.35 billion, also exceeding expectations of $1.27bn. Amazon said other companies and developers are ramping up adoption of Alexa. There are more than 30,000 skills for Alexa; 4,000 plus smart-home devices from 1,200 unique brands; Alexa use on Fire TV rose nine times year-over-year, and music listening time on Alexa was three times higher this holiday season compared ... (more...)
Xerox to combine with Fujifilm in joint venture Xerox to combine with Fujifilm in joint venture
- February 01, 2018

The consolidated organization will keep the Fuji Xerox name and turn into an auxiliary of Fujifilm, with double base camp in the United States and Japan, and recorded in NY. -based Xerox. Icahn supporter Jonathan Christodoro resigned from the Xerox board of directors, citing disagreement with other board members over Xerox's strategic direction. (more...)
Quiksilver surfwear boss missing at sea off French coast Quiksilver surfwear boss missing at sea off French coast
- January 31, 2018

The sea search continued after dark but the land search was suspended until Wednesday morning. Rescue services were unable to say if the Frenchman had been alone. Quiksilver is a well-known surf-wear company founded in Australia near the shores of Torquay. Their popularity peaked in the 1990s, when their board shorts were a common sight on beaches from Bondi to Hawaii. (more...)
Emotional support peacock denied entry on United flight out of Newark Emotional support peacock denied entry on United flight out of Newark
- January 31, 2018

Others suggested that needing an emotional support peacock in the first place was a sign of deeper issues. "I'm not kidding this woman is wrangling her peacock into the airport - right now, wrangling a peacock in the airport", a woman can be heard saying in the background of the video . (more...)
ECB Meeting: Coverage and Reactions of the Euro Exchange Rate Complex ECB Meeting: Coverage and Reactions of the Euro Exchange Rate Complex
- January 28, 2018

Following recent US Dollar weakness on the back of the White House's rumoured plans to ramp up protectionist trade policies, investors were shocked to hear that Mnuchin was welcoming the recent US Dollar losses. All-in-all, the euro managed to hit a total of 0.7% increase to $1.2498 against the dollar. The euro stood at $1.2263, consolidating its rally after having hit a three-year high of $1.2323 on January 17. (more...)
Canada announces Pacific trade deal without US Canada announces Pacific trade deal without US
- January 25, 2018

The 16 participating countries in the China-led RCEP, on the other hand, will try to conclude the agreement this year under Singapore's chairmanship of the Asean, Trade Undersecretary Ceferino S. The agreement follows two days of high-level talks in Tokyo and was confirmed by Canadian International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. (more...)
Detroit Auto Show 2018: Ford Mustang Bullitt is reborn Detroit Auto Show 2018: Ford Mustang Bullitt is reborn
- January 17, 2018

After shooting wrapped, Warner Bros. sold the hero auto that McQueen drove in " Bullitt " to a private collector. It wound up in the hands of Sean Kiernan, who inherited it from his late father. Inside, the Bullitt Mustang features Recaro bucket seats, green stitching for the upholstery and an 8-ball gearknob. Ford also mixed up a special dark highland green paint, stripped off most of the trim and badges, and added a number of dark green elements in the interior. (more...)
Raiders Under Investigation For Possibly Violating Rooney Rule Raiders Under Investigation For Possibly Violating Rooney Rule
- January 13, 2018

He indicated that he fired coach Jack Del Rio on December 31 after a mutual understanding between Davis and Gruden that both were "all in" on Gruden's return to coaching. "And that's the term that we were using in our discussions and everything". As far as the Raiders go, Gruden's contract is expected to be for ten years and be worth up to $100 million, at least according to ESPN . (more...)
Buffalo Bills thank Cincinnati Bengals with chicken wings for wildcard playoff spot Buffalo Bills thank Cincinnati Bengals with chicken wings for wildcard playoff spot
- January 06, 2018

The Bills, who will visit Jacksonville for a first-round playoff clash on Sunday, haven't won a playoff game since the 1995 campaign, two years after suffering their fourth Super Bowl defeat in as many years. "We can not thank everybody enough", Dalton said in a video message on Wednesday night. While the Bills' long streak of playoff futility is over, the Bengals' streak continues. (more...)
Padmavati gets green signal; Karni Sena says CBFC under pressure: 10 points Padmavati gets green signal; Karni Sena says CBFC under pressure: 10 points
- January 01, 2018

The Central Board of Film Certification has proceeded with the certification of the film on Saturday, making it a massive relief to the cast and crew of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Magnus Opum Padmavati . An examining committee meeting took place on December 28. Uncertainty has been looming large over the movie's release since a few months, but on Saturday, CBFC - following a examining committee meeting - said it has made a decision to give a U/A certificate to the movie subject to ... (more...)
Geely Holding To Buy Stakes In AB Volvo Geely Holding To Buy Stakes In AB Volvo
- December 29, 2017

Reuters reports that the business is worth approximately $3.3. billion. In addition to its namesake heavy-vehicle brand, Volvo AB's marques include Mack, Renault Trucks and UD. Christer Gardell, co-founder of Cevian, said that the transaction gives AB Volvo a "large and committed shareholder", and with one with expertise in strategically important areas, alluding to the Chinese market and its expertise in areas including electric cars. (more...)
Obama tops Trump as most admired, Gallup poll of Americans finds Obama tops Trump as most admired, Gallup poll of Americans finds
- December 28, 2017

On the plus side, it was a slightly narrower margin than last year's poll, which Obama won 22-15. Trump came in second to Barack Obama , with the former president notching 17 percent of the vote to Trump's 14 percent. Nevertheless, Clinton retained enough support among the public to top every other woman on the list. Only one other man-another former president-has been this admired in Gallup's poll. (more...)
Facebook lets users know when their pictures pop up Facebook lets users know when their pictures pop up
- December 23, 2017

Candela said. The new features are being rolled out in the face of growing pressure on the company from regulators in Europe, the US and elsewhere who have criticized Facebook for spreading fake news, fostering hate speech, eroding civil discourse and trampling privacy rights. (more...)
Bitcoin's Price Falls Sharply, Bitcoin Cash Surges Bitcoin's Price Falls Sharply, Bitcoin Cash Surges
- December 22, 2017

At about the same time as Bitcoin's plunge, the price of Bitcoin Cash surged above $3,000 for the first time shortly after 9 a.m. Compounding the day of bad news in the crypto world, a South Korean exchange on Tuesday said it was shutting down and filing for bankruptcy after being hacked for the second time this year, highlighting concerns about security as trade in bitcoin and other virtual currencies boom. (more...)
Canadian billionaire couple found dead in their mansion basement Canadian billionaire couple found dead in their mansion basement
- December 17, 2017

He declined to release the age of the victims, where they were found in the house, whether a weapon was recovered, whether the bodies showed signs of trauma, and who found the bodies. Sherman faced legal action from family members alleging they had been cut out of the company over the years. The Shermans were among Canada's most generous philanthropists and also organized funding of charitable causes through the Apotex Foundation. (more...)
Facebook will now let you temporarily mute a friend's posts Facebook will now let you temporarily mute a friend's posts
- December 16, 2017

You might not have access to the Snooze function immediately; Facebook is rolling it out this week. What can this option do? . In their blog post , Facebook cites research that suggests "offline and online contact, including seeing an ex-partner's activities, can make emotional recovery more hard". (more...)
Annual Geminid meteor shower peaks this week over Kansas City Annual Geminid meteor shower peaks this week over Kansas City
- December 13, 2017

The Geminids were first noted as a minor meteor shower back in 1862, NASA's Cooke said. Meanwhile on the meteor shower front, the Geminids are known for the brightness of the individual meteors and their frequency: as many as 120 per hour, according to Space .com. (more...)
Melania Trump never wanted to be First Lady, report says Melania Trump never wanted to be First Lady, report says
- November 30, 2017

The spokesperson wrote, "as a magazine tailored to women it is shameful that they continue to write salacious and false stories meant to demean Mrs. Trump ". She chose as a pet cause cyberbullying, warning that all adults are "accountable" for it during a speech at the United Nations, where her husband blasted "Rocket man" North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. (more...)
TRAI Releases Recommendations on Net Neutrality: Your 10-Point Cheatsheet TRAI Releases Recommendations on Net Neutrality: Your 10-Point Cheatsheet
- November 29, 2017

Last week, USA federal communications commission chairman Ajit Pai, appointed by Donald Trump in January, unveiled plans to rescind so-called net neutrality rules championed by former President Barack Obama that treated internet service providers like public utilities. (more...)