Marriott says Starwood Hotel database hacked, could affect 500 million guests

Marriott says for about 327-million of those guests, information includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, emails, passport numbers and credit card information. The records of up to 500 million customers of the world's biggest hotel chain ... More..

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by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Caught on Camera: FedEx delivery man folds fallen flag

One Marine veteran working as a FedEx driver in Maryland has made headlines and pulled the heartstrings of many in recent days, as he made an impromptu stop during his delivery shift to fold an American flag ...More..

Gold gains as USA dollar weakens after cautious Fed speech
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Gold gains as USA dollar weakens after cautious Fed speech

It had forecast two earlier this month. At the time, investors felt that this meant the Fed would get more aggressive with their rate hikes in 2019. "Across longer periods, what the Fed does matters less to g...More..

New Nissan Leaf Nismo RC REVEALED - Rapid electric race auto unleashed
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

New Nissan Leaf Nismo RC REVEALED - Rapid electric race auto unleashed

Unveiled in Tokyo, the new Leaf Nismo RC blows away the old auto in terms of performance. Among the updates to the auto are dual electric motors, all-wheel drive and an aggressive, restyled body shape. Wit...More..

Bayer to cut 12000 jobs and sell animal health business
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Bayer to cut 12000 jobs and sell animal health business

He also insisted that the moves have nothing to do with potential liabilities faced by Bayer in connection with lawsuits filed against Monsanto over its glyphosate herbicide and alleged links to cancer. The c...More..

London court sentences drunk Japan Airlines co-pilot to 10 months in prison
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

London court sentences drunk Japan Airlines co-pilot to 10 months in prison

Judge Phillip Matthews described the co-pilot as "very intoxicated" ahead of the October 28 flight, as he sentenced him to 10 months' imprisonment at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday. Speaking outside court, t...More..

Economists, Wall Street split on Fed signals
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Economists, Wall Street split on Fed signals

He tried to dismiss as premature questions over whether the Fed would need to raise rates above neutral to a level aimed at slowing growth. The central bank is expected to raise rates once more next month, br...More..

BMW Fact-Checks Trump On ‘Major New Plant,’ Which Hasn't Been Finalized
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

BMW Fact-Checks Trump On ‘Major New Plant,’ Which Hasn't Been Finalized

In a pair of Wednesday tweets, the president pointed to the 25% levies that are placed on pickup-truck imports into the USA, and said this "chicken tax" was the reason why the us small truck business is doing...More..

Trump Signs NAFTA Replacement Deal, Automakers React
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Trump Signs NAFTA Replacement Deal, Automakers React

Separately, a smaller group of Republican senators even tried to convince the White House to hit the gas pedal on ratification efforts, fearful that the new influx of Democrats in the new year will make congr...More..

Fed minutes: Further hike
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Fed minutes: Further hike "warranted soon", debate opened on pause

The minutes flagged the possibility that the Fed will make another adjustment to maintain control of the policy rate, by adjusting the separate interest rate on excess reserves, or IOER, which is now set at 5 b...More..

by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Powell hints at slower rate-hike pace

Minutes released Thursday from the Fed's last policy meeting also showed some policymakers believed going above neutral could slow the economy needlessly. But markets , especially after the recent selloff, w...More..

by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Trudeau, Trump and Pena Nieto set to sign USMCA

Legislators from all three countries still have to ratify it. Lawmakers in the USA have already signalled they don't expect to deal with the USMCA until after the new Congress is sworn in early next year....More..

Trump, Nieto, and Trudeau Sign US-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal Replacing NAFTA
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Trump, Nieto, and Trudeau Sign US-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal Replacing NAFTA

President Donald Trump center, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signing a new trade agreement in Buenos Aires, on November 30, 2018. Calling the deal "the new North American Free Trade Agreement...More..

Trump effect? Fed's Jerome Powell turns dovish, says rates near neutral
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Trump effect? Fed's Jerome Powell turns dovish, says rates near neutral

But many economists warn that the attacks actually could pressure the central bank to raise rates to demonstrate its independence from political influence. The Fed chair's latest statements come after a barrage...More..

The grudges to watch as world leaders arrive for stormy G20 summit
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

The grudges to watch as world leaders arrive for stormy G20 summit

Trump went back and forth on potentially cancelling the meeting throughout the week after the Kerch Strait incident between Russian Federation and Ukraine. The Trump administration and their counterparts in Bei...More..

President Trump Threatens GM's EV Subsidies Over Layoffs
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

President Trump Threatens GM's EV Subsidies Over Layoffs

Numerous USA workers impacted by these actions will have the opportunity to shift to other GM plants where we will need more employees to support growth in trucks, crossovers, and SUVs. White House press secret...More..

Tory MP says new Brexit referendum could be held in 22 weeks
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Tory MP says new Brexit referendum could be held in 22 weeks

However, Mrs May has rejected calls for leaders of smaller political parties to be join in, saying she and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn represent nearly 90% of MPs in the Commons . Labour will contemplate a...More..

United States will examine how to 'equalize' auto tariffs with China
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

United States will examine how to 'equalize' auto tariffs with China

The official offered no details on the points of dispute, but global trade tensions, fueled by President Donald Trump's launch of a trade war against China, are expected to dominate this year's gathering of t...More..

Ex-employee: 'Facebook has a black people problem'
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Ex-employee: 'Facebook has a black people problem'

The first is that while black Facebook users rely on the service and are more engaged on it than other groups, Facebook has been negligent in addressing their concerns. 'Facebook can't claim that it is con...More..

Apple's stock sours, Microsoft's soars. Say what?!
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Apple's stock sours, Microsoft's soars. Say what?!

Near 1800 GMT, Microsoft hit an overall market capitalization of $812.9 billion, just ahead of Apple's $812.6 billion, according to Bloomberg News. On Monday, tech giant Microsoft briefly overthrew Apple as...More..

Deutsche Bank offices searched in Panama Papers probe
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Deutsche Bank offices searched in Panama Papers probe

More than 170 police took part in the operation which was targeting two staff members who are alleged to have set up off-shore firms for clients to launder money from criminality. Analysts say that because thes...More..

Oil falls, heading for biggest monthly slide since 2008
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Oil falls, heading for biggest monthly slide since 2008

New York's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude, one of the world's major oil contracts, slumped in morning deals to strike a near 14-month low at $49.41 per barrel. As a result, trade sources said three cargoes...More..

Nasdaq And VanEck Will Launch
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Nasdaq And VanEck Will Launch "Bitcoin Futures 2.0"

After hinting at the prospect late a year ago, Nasdaq will finally launch a platform for trading bitcoin futures contracts in early 2019. Back in January , Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman confirmed in an ...More..

Tesla stock slides as China sales crash 70% amid Trump trade war
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tesla stock slides as China sales crash 70% amid Trump trade war

These sales stats are from October 2018. Tesla noted that other vehicles imported to China have an import tariff of approximately 15% as opposed to Tesla's 40% tariff. In July, Beijing raised tariffs on imp...More..

What does Scottish fishing industry think of Theresa May's Brexit deal?
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

What does Scottish fishing industry think of Theresa May's Brexit deal?

Responding to the analysis, Femi Oluwole of pro-People's Vote group Our Future, Our Choice told JOE.co.uk: "The idea that our country, where lots of people are already struggling, would intentionally choose to ...More..

Bitcoin Price Hits 13-Month Low as Crypto Market Slumps
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Bitcoin Price Hits 13-Month Low as Crypto Market Slumps

The drop last week saw Bitcoin break down massively below the base level at $6,000. In another piece of analysis, Mahmudov used Bitcoin's historical price action to predict that crypto's bear market c...More..

Binance's USDT market is now a combined stablecoin market
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Binance's USDT market is now a combined stablecoin market

This new announcement allows for the first actual exchange in the other direction, albeit with a significant caveat: it is "designed with Tether's professional investor audience in mind". However, users can w...More..

Crude Oil West Texas, boiling or cooling
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Crude Oil West Texas, boiling or cooling

On one hand, if he manages to pressure Saudi Arabia into going back on the agreement and the oil price will continue to decline, he will manage to appease the population, which will pay less for the gasolin...More..

Average rental price and vacancy rates for Canadian cities released
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Average rental price and vacancy rates for Canadian cities released

Some of the lowest vacancy rates in the province were recorded in Vancouver at 1%, Abbotsford-Mission at 1% and Victoria at 1.2%. And the Tri-Cities saw the biggest net loss in purpose-built rental apartments...More..

Trump attacks Fed chief, 'not even a little bit happy' with Powell
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Trump attacks Fed chief, 'not even a little bit happy' with Powell

He said he wouldn't. Ordinarily, a member of the Fed's board, including the chairman, can not be removed from office by a sitting president other than for cause. He has noted that the Fed has a dual mandate: ...More..