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Trump tweets don't help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO

Twitter's user growth has stalled in the past few quarters and the company has been trying to convince advertisers that it will strengthen its user base. So it was surprising that despite Trump's incessant tweeting during the US election last fall...

Reddit And Etsy Favor Net Neutrality

We need a Net Neutrality Self-Regulatory regime ( see graphic ) that promotes responsible self-regulation and governmental enforcement, when needed. It is self-funded and relies on the national Better Business Bureau for infrastructure. "The document...

Uber unveils plans for flying taxis by 2020

Uber says the cost of a VTOL could eventually be as low as $1.32 a mile, in line with the current rate of an UberX vehicle. The burden of meeting the target, however, is not on Uber , but rather on the manufacturing partners for the VTOL vehicle...

Modi seeks justice for Muslim women

IMAGE: Odisha BJP President Bsanta Panda and senior leader K V Singhdeo welcome party national president Amit Shah on his arrival at the airport in Bhubaneswar . Singh said, "I am noticing zeal and vigour in the BJP workers of Odisha". He reportedly...

United misses deadline to answer senators on dragging

The same committee requested that the Chicago Department of Aviation, which employs the officers, respond to a separate list of queries by Thursday as well. United has apologized, refunded fares to all passengers on the flight and said the airline wo...

Unilever sales growth beats the predictions

Unilever said it's on track for full-year underlying sales growth in a range of 3 percent to 5 percent. Compared with Unilever , Nestle has much more exposure to the shrinking North American packaged food market, where a late Easter and one less tr...

Ontario police arrest 100 men in child prostitution case

Truong told reporters that the undercover sting is one aspect of the force's multi-pronged approach to rescuing victims of human trafficking, and charging those who buy and sell sex with children. "I would be very careful and gentle with you". The ...

Atkins Agrees to Final $2.67B SNC-Lavalin Buy Offer

WS Atkins also bolsters SNC-Lavalin's presence in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. As part of the integration process, a review of the Atkins businesses will ...

Oil set for longest gain since 2012 as Saudis seen extending cut

U.S. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures CLc1 were up 16 cents, or 0.3 percent, at $53.56 a barrel, also their highest level since early last month. The reduction is expected to happen by the end of April, and would bring Russian Federation...

'Massive' tax cut coming for businesses and individuals

Germany's finance minister is optimistic about reaching a "non-confrontational solution" on trade with Trump's administration at a summit this summer, he says after meeting his USA counterpart in Washington. President Donald Trump has made no secret ...

New York City could raise price of pack of cigarettes to $13

Chicago has the highest taxes for cigarettes at $6.16 per pack, followed by New York City at $5.85 per pack. Currently, a pack of cigarettes in New York City starts at $10.50 (including taxes); De Blasio's proposals would jack that up to $13 per ...

Verizon loses key customers for first time

Investors will look for indications from management as to how unlimited plans are affecting Verizon's financials and how the company plans to adapt to the increasingly competitive wireless environment. According to ArsTechnica , Verizon has 113....

Volvo announces plans to export China-made electric car

Visitors may learn more about Dana's industry-leading solutions for electric and hybrid vehicles at Auto Shanghai this week in hall 4.2, stand 4BF001 of the National Exhibition and Convention Center. "With three plants - and the designation of one ...

Tuesday weather: Showers likely, thunderstorms possible

Thursday night - A chance of showers. By Friday , temperatures are expected to be in the high 70s in Sacramento. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 75. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, exc...

Oil down slightly in subdued trade after failed North Korean missile test

Crude oil prices were pulling close to even in early trading Monday, following weakness overnight sparked by lingering USA energy sector gains. Benchmark Brent crude futures declined 56 cents to settle at $55.33 at the close of trade. "The key to u...

Netflix nears 100 million subscribers worldwide

The streaming service gained just 5 million subscribers globally in the last quarter, it said yesterday, missing the 5.3 million additions FactSet analysts predicted and the 5.2 million Netflix itself forecasted last quarter . The net profit is esti...

Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well

In 2006, a BP oil pipeline in Prudhoe Bay ruptured and spilled 215,000 gallons of crude oil over the North Slope. On April 14, 2017, at approximately 7:30 am, BPXA employees discovered an uncontrolled gas release from the top of Well 3.

April The Griaffe Finally Delivers Calf

Giraffes have one of the longest gestation periods of any animal, about 15 months. Keeping the calf "would lead to incestuous mating and undermine the genetics of the program and species", the Animal Adventure Park's website says. The 15-year-old...

Boy killed at San Bernardino school lived with Williams Syndrome

The 8-year-old boy shot and killed along with his teacher in a California special-education classroom was born with a genetic condition and had survived heart surgery, according to a school superintendent. "They were both adults and they had adult ch...

Uber claims revenue growth exceeds losses after burning through billions in 2016

The company shared financial data with Bloomberg , which shows the company is generating revenue but also losing money. Uber said it brought in $6.5 billion in revenue in 2016, and its gross bookings doubled for the year to $20 million. That tally...

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Middle East Tensions Support Crude Oil Price at $70 Per Barrel

Over 21 million barrels of the sulphur-rich oil were traded yesterday, reports the Wall Street Journal , meaning RMB18.3 billion ($2.9 billion) changed hands. The Shanghai contrac...

Jaguar & Waymo To Collaborate On Autonomous Car Sharing

The vehicles are the first to attain a Level 4 in autonomy , which the Society of Automotive Engineers stipulates as a "high level" but not fully autonomous. Autonomous auto comp...

Mamata in Delhi, meets leaders to forge anti-BJP front

At the Congress' key meeting earlier this month, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had recalled the change in the party's approach towards coalitions. During her visit to the Parlia...

KB Toys plots a comeback as Toys R Us collapses

So take heart, consumers who are mourning Toys "R" Us' loss. Back in late January, the company announced plans to close just 170 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores. The tee...

Toys 'R' Us/ Babies 'R' Us Closing Info: Gift Cards, Registries & Sales

The timetable was disclosed Tuesday at a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Va. Under trade agreements, vendors were required to ship goods to Toys "R" Us on unsecured...

Alibaba Will Invest Another $2 Billion in Online Mall Lazada

The statement didn't specify how much of the company Alibaba will own after the latest investment. Lazada founder Max Bittner, who has served as CEO since 2012, will take on th...

United flight diverted because pet 'mistakenly' put on plane

Then, days later, the airline sent a German Shepard that was supposed to go to Kansas was sent to Japan. United said the dog was successfully reunited with its owner. On Monday, a ...

Tenn. high school holds second protest after walkout marred by violence

Hundreds of students at Scotland High School, emboldened by a growing protest movement over gun violence, stood up and walked out of school as part of a nationwide demonstrati...

Cigna acquires Express Scripts, plans to expand health services portfolio

In December, CVS Health , a major PBM, announced it would acquire the insurer Aetna . Cigna and Express Scripts are embroiled in separate litigation involving Anthem . "No...

Aamir Khan & Katrina Kaif Dance From Thugs Of Hindostan Leaked ! Watch Video !

Aamir said, "I shot with Amitji last night itself". Aamir said it was a special moment for him to get birthday wishes from Bachchan . Actor Aamir Khan is known to throw surp...

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The Distance Between Tillerson's State Dept. And Trump's White House

The Distance Between Tillerson's State Dept. And Trump's White House

Tillerson's sacking comes shortly after Trump , without consulting his top diplomat, made a decision to accept an invitation to talks with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un on resolvi...

Fake News On Twitter Spreads Farther And Faster Than Truth

Fake News On Twitter Spreads Farther And Faster Than Truth

And it took true stories about six times as long as false ones to reach 1,500 people. Before we proceed, let's pause for a moment to define our terms. False news was also m...

Lyft partners with Allscripts in hopes of closing healthcare transportation gap

Lyft partners with Allscripts in hopes of closing healthcare transportation gap

Depending on the patient's needs, an Uber can be called immediately, within a few hours or with 30 days' notice. Every year, 3.6 million Americans miss doctor appointments due ...

United suspends change to employee bonus program after backlash

United suspends change to employee bonus program after backlash

Kirby said he meant to axe a quarterly bonus scheme with an "exciting" lottery called core4 Score Rewards. "United could have been more thoughtful and strategic about creating a...

Amazon Is Looking to Offer Checking Accounts, Reports Says

Amazon Is Looking to Offer Checking Accounts, Reports Says

That makes sense. Banking is a highly regulated business. A survey conducted by LendEDU found that about 45 percent of Amazon customers would be open to the concept of Amazon act...