China imposes curfew on online gaming for minors

The country is imposing a new curfew on online gaming for minors. Apparently, gamers will need to enter their real names and Chinese identification numbers (essentially their social security number) whenever they log into a game. We'd love to know ... More..

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Starbucks’ holiday cups will be back this week
by | Thursday, November 07, 2019

Starbucks’ holiday cups will be back this week

In 2015 they really dropped the ball with their holiday cups according to most, offering a plain red cup with the logo to celebrate the ho-ho holidays, but have seemed to redeem themselves in the years to follo...More..

Elon Musk announce launch date of Tesla Cybertruck
by | Thursday, November 07, 2019

Elon Musk announce launch date of Tesla Cybertruck

And the much awaited event will be held in a fortnight, early Thursday (Australian time). Musk has also claimed the vehicle will seat six passengers, offer up to 400 to 500 miles of range, and be able to tow up...More..

Ford Mustang Lithium: One-off electric concept sparks a stir
by | Thursday, November 07, 2019

Ford Mustang Lithium: One-off electric concept sparks a stir

Power for the Mustang prototype comes from an 800-volt, ultra-high-performance battery pack that works to develop 900 horsepower and 1,000 pounds-per-feet of torque. "At 800 volts, that's twice the voltage of m...More..

Australia keeps rates on hold
by | Thursday, November 07, 2019

Australia keeps rates on hold

The agreement leaves in place the RBA's target of keeping inflation in a 2-3% band on average over the medium term, when there had been some speculation it might be widened to 1-3%, as followed by neighboring ...More..

Global stocks higher after possible US-China trade snag
by | Thursday, November 07, 2019

Global stocks higher after possible US-China trade snag

Volume on the New York Stock Exchange totaled 3.4 billion shares with 1,383 issues advancing, 184 hitting new highs, and 1,589 issues declining, 26 setting new lows. Investors also parsed new data showing tha...More..

Crude Rises Again But Long-Term China Deal Still
by | Thursday, November 07, 2019

Crude Rises Again But Long-Term China Deal Still "Elusive", Says Analyst

Still, the cartel suggested that the market will be in a delicate state for the foreseeable future: in its 2019 World Oil Outlook published on Tuesday, OPEC said its production of crude and other liquids is...More..

Lufthansa cancels 1,300 flights as it braces for 48-hour strike
by | Thursday, November 07, 2019

Lufthansa cancels 1,300 flights as it braces for 48-hour strike

For cancelled flights, the airline should provide passengers with a document setting out these rights either by email or a leaflet handed to them in person, however, in reality, very few airlines actually do th...More..

Alipay available for short-term overseas visitors in China
by | Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Alipay available for short-term overseas visitors in China

Travelers are able to use Alipay's "Tour Pass" program, which allows them to use a prepaid card service from the Bank of Shanghai. Visiting China? You can soon pay for your purchases with Alipay . It added...More..

Saudi Aramco: the oil colossus
by | Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Saudi Aramco: the oil colossus

Confirmation of the share sale in Saudi Arabian Oil Co, or Aramco, as the oil giant is usually known, comes about seven weeks after crippling attacks on its oil facilities , underlining Saudi Arabia's dete...More..

Uber’s losses top $1 billion trumping better than expected revenues
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Uber’s losses top $1 billion trumping better than expected revenues

Now, the company reported its third quarter earnings which show it is continuing its losing streak, causing its stock to go down almost 7% following the report. Uber shares were down more than four percent ...More..

Facebook rebrands to distinguish company from apps
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Facebook rebrands to distinguish company from apps

In an interview to Bloomberg , Lucio said: "All the research that we've had from Generation Z and millennials was all very emphatic as to they need to know where their brands come from". There's Facebook , ...More..

Man fatally stabbed over Popeyes sandwich Associated Press 5:52 AM, Nov
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Man fatally stabbed over Popeyes sandwich Associated Press 5:52 AM, Nov

The Louisiana-style fried chicken chain brought its chicken sandwich back Sunday, and long lines were reported at many of its 3,100 restaurants nationwide. She also urged the suspect, described only as an adult...More..

Deadly Salmonella outbreak reported in six states
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Deadly Salmonella outbreak reported in six states

The CDC said most people infected with salmonella bacteria experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after exposure. Thoroughly cooking ground beef normally neutralizes the threat. Keep ra...More..

U.S. Stocks Move Toward Highs on Optimism Over Trade, Earnings
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

U.S. Stocks Move Toward Highs on Optimism Over Trade, Earnings

Stocks were driven higher Friday on a positive jobs report . USA stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Monday as investors extended a rally that puts the major indexes on track for another record-s...More..

Westpac earnings slide in 'disappointing' 2019
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Westpac earnings slide in 'disappointing' 2019

While announcing Westpac annual results, Westpac Group CEO, Mr Brian Hartzer said: "We're preparing for our digital future by investing in a new digital-only banking platform that will complement our existing b...More..

Mothercare's problem UK child on brink of collapse
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Mothercare's problem UK child on brink of collapse

It has been looking for a buyer for the United Kingdom stores, but with no success so far. The children's retailer, which has 79 United Kingdom stores, said it will file a notice of intent to appoint administ...More..

Chick-fil-A Blunders With National Sandwich Day Ad, Popeyes Immediately Pounces
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Chick-fil-A Blunders With National Sandwich Day Ad, Popeyes Immediately Pounces

According to USA Today , the chain sent an email to members of its loyalty program encouraging them to order chicken sandwiches in celebration of National Sandwich Day . The rivalry between fried chicken s...More..

More than 100 vegetable products recalled over listeria concerns
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

More than 100 vegetable products recalled over listeria concerns

Mann Packing will continue to work closely with the authorities to investigate the issue. Brands impacted by the recall, sold in the USA and Canada, are: Mann's, Del Monte, Trader Joe's, Signature Farms, O Or...More..

US Restaurant Sacks Managers for Harassing Black Party at ‘Racist’ Regular’s Request
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

US Restaurant Sacks Managers for Harassing Black Party at ‘Racist’ Regular’s Request

But the couple told the host to seat their group there anyway. Vahl's wife, Mary, said restaurant staffers at one point told the group that their tables had actually been reserved for other diners, but they...More..

Facebook launches new company logo
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Facebook launches new company logo

The move aims to highlight the Facebook "brand" which operates a range of apps and services including messaging, photo-sharing, virtual reality and is developing wallets for digital currency. According to a 20...More..

Bitcoin 2017 Surge Caused By Single Entity
by | Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Bitcoin 2017 Surge Caused By Single Entity

The case alleges that the two companies, and a number of affiliated entities, manipulated the crypto market out of up to $1.4 trillion Dollars by printing unbacked coins. The exchange is owned and operated by...More..

CDC: Oklahoma Included in Multi-state Salmonella Outbreak
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

CDC: Oklahoma Included in Multi-state Salmonella Outbreak

There are 10 known people from six states who have been infected and the illnesses in this outbreak are more severe than expected from typical Salmonella infections, in which only 25% usually required some ty...More..

‘I’m back’: Popeyes’ hyped chicken sandwich returns to restaurants nationwide
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

‘I’m back’: Popeyes’ hyped chicken sandwich returns to restaurants nationwide

When Popeyes announced the release of their chicken sandwich in November, Branch said she wanted to try and get the sandwich again. The company says it was excited about National Sandwich Day and didn't realize...More..

Microsoft Japan tests 4-day workweek, sales spike 39%
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

Microsoft Japan tests 4-day workweek, sales spike 39%

As time at work was cut, Microsoft saw productivity - measured by sales per employee - jump by 40 percent compared to the same period from the year before. Meetings were restricted to a maximum of 30 minutes ...More..

Saudi Aramco listing leaves analysts with many questions, wide-ranging valuations
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

Saudi Aramco listing leaves analysts with many questions, wide-ranging valuations

On Sunday, the long-awaited IPO announcement failed to spur the Riyadh market, which closed nearly 2.0 percent lower. The company is responsible for 13% of the world's oil, and this year it revealed half-ye...More..

Saudi Aramco heads for possible record-setting market debut
by | Monday, November 04, 2019

Saudi Aramco heads for possible record-setting market debut

Oil facilities in Saudi Arabia were attacked in September , reminding investors of the potential for instability in the Gulf region. The company did not specific any additional security measures. Although ...More..

ASEAN leaders meet in Thailand
by | Saturday, November 02, 2019

ASEAN leaders meet in Thailand

Asean leaders approved the Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept this June in Bangkok . Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who is chairing the meeting, emphasized ASEAN's stance to further strengthen ties ...More..

When and What Can You Expect from Major Stores’ Black Friday Deals
by | Saturday, November 02, 2019

When and What Can You Expect from Major Stores’ Black Friday Deals

They have not released their ad scans yet, but we can expect them along with a pre-Black Friday sale about a week before the shopping holiday. Black Friday doorbusters will begin on Kohls.com at 12:01 a.m Centr...More..

Show Without Signing Up for a Free Trial
by | Saturday, November 02, 2019

Show Without Signing Up for a Free Trial

It comes with an IR remote - so you need line of sight - but it's very easy to navigate the interface and there's support for a wide range of TV services beyond Apple TV - Netflix, Amazon Video, BBC iPlay...More..

Ford, auto workers union reach tentative contract agreement
by | Saturday, November 02, 2019

Ford, auto workers union reach tentative contract agreement

The plant will close if the UAW-Ford Council and rank-and-file members approve the contract. The deal with Ford's 55,000 US union workers doesn't match the $11,000 signing bonus that General Motors workers wi...More..

China is rolling out one of the world's biggest 5G networks
by | Saturday, November 02, 2019

China is rolling out one of the world's biggest 5G networks

The three firms in simultaneous moves unveiled their monthly 5G plans with prices ranging from 128 yuan (about ₹1,289) to 599 yuan (₹6,030). South Korea, the U.S. The Trump administration has blacklisted Huaw...More..

Keystone pipeline shut after spilling 9000 barrels of oil in North Dakota
by | Saturday, November 02, 2019

Keystone pipeline shut after spilling 9000 barrels of oil in North Dakota

It's one of the 10 largest onshore oil spills in the country since 2010, when an Enbridge pipeline released more than 800,000 gallons of oil in MI, according to the Star-Tribune. That leak was blamed on valve...More..

Incoming Rate Cut?: What to Watch at This Week’s Fed Meeting
by | Saturday, November 02, 2019

Incoming Rate Cut?: What to Watch at This Week’s Fed Meeting

The Fed lowered its benchmark rate by 25 basis points to a target range of 1.50 per cent to 1.75 per cent. The Fed's move reduces the short-term rate it controls - which influences many consumer and busine...More..

Oil Falls to Lowest in a Week After Surprise US Crude Build
by | Saturday, November 02, 2019

Oil Falls to Lowest in a Week After Surprise US Crude Build

Worries about global economic growth and oil demand eased after U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Friday the initial "phase one" trade pact with China is likely to be signed around mid-November. C...More..