India's Q3 GDP growth improves marginally at 4.7%

Projections for economic growth in this fiscal have been retained at 5 per cent in the second advance estimates. The October-December GDP growth of 4.7% is the slowest in 27 quarters according to official data and slowest since the 4.3% expansion i... More..

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South Korea, US postpone annual military drills due to virus
by | Friday, February 28, 2020

South Korea, US postpone annual military drills due to virus

Mainland China, where the virus originated late previous year, reported 327 new cases, the lowest since 23 January. In Iran , which has reported 15 deaths out of almost 100 infections, even the country's dep...More..

Coronavirus - Oil Price Drops Below Nigeria's 2020 Budget Benchmark
by | Friday, February 28, 2020

Coronavirus - Oil Price Drops Below Nigeria's 2020 Budget Benchmark

Over 83,300 people across the globe have contracted COVID-19, resulting in more than 2,850 deaths. US crude oil stockpiles increased by 452,000 barrels to 443.3 million barrels, the EIA said, whic was less th...More..

Home Depot beats on earnings despite revenue drop
by | Friday, February 28, 2020

Home Depot beats on earnings despite revenue drop

Net earnings rose to $2.48 billion, or $2.28 per share, from $2.34 billion, or $2.09 per share a year earlier. Given that the two previous quarters of 2019 had missed the company's expectations, the return to h...More..

Hong Kong sees 1st fiscal deficit in 15 years
by | Friday, February 28, 2020

Hong Kong sees 1st fiscal deficit in 15 years

Financial Secretary Paul Chan unveiled the cash gift in an annual budget , committing $120 billion to help alleviate the worst economic downturn the global financial hub has faced in a decade. The 2020-21 Appr...More..

Dow Jones plunges over 1,000 points amid coronavirus fears
by | Friday, February 28, 2020

Dow Jones plunges over 1,000 points amid coronavirus fears

The S&P 500 tumbled 4.4 per cent to close at the lowest levels of the day. Traders are piling into safe-haven assets to protect their money, with gold edging up and the yield on U.S. "Safe-haven currencies ar...More..

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down, leaving Marc Benioff in charge
by | Friday, February 28, 2020

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down, leaving Marc Benioff in charge

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block is stepping aside, and giving Marc Benioff full control of the company, ZDNet reports. Its shares fell more than 3% in after-hours trading. Block changed into Salesforce's co-CEO...More..

Facial Recognition App Used by Law Enforcement Agencies Hacked
by | Friday, February 28, 2020

Facial Recognition App Used by Law Enforcement Agencies Hacked

News of a data breach at controversial tech company Clearview AI is prompting renewed calls to curb the use of facial recognition technology. "We patched the flaw and continue to work to strengthen our secu...More..

Markets shudder again on virus fears, extending recent rout
by | Friday, February 28, 2020

Markets shudder again on virus fears, extending recent rout

Wall Street's three major stock indexes fell nearly 2% on Tuesday as the coronavirus spread further around the world and officials described it as "a rapidly escalating epidemic", a day after the S&P 500 and...More..

VIA Rail to resume partial service between Québec City and Ottawa
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

VIA Rail to resume partial service between Québec City and Ottawa

The following trains leaving from Quebec City will be allowed to run: Trains 33, 35, 37 and 39. According to Via Rail , in order to ensure a smooth transition, all current reservations on those trains will...More..

by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Blockchain security startup CoolBitX raises $16.75 million Series B round

CoolBitX founder and CEO Michael Ou told TechCrunch in an email that Sygna's deployment helps differentiates it from competitors like Shyft and Ciphertrace, which also offer travel rule compliance solution...More..

Italy discusses national debt with European Commission amid coronavirus epidemic
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Italy discusses national debt with European Commission amid coronavirus epidemic

He was responding to statements from Rome asking the European Commission to ease up on Italy over its worrisome public debt mountain - which in 2018 totaled 135 percent of gross domestic output - because of i...More..

Dow futures tank 1.4% as coronavirus risks deepen
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dow futures tank 1.4% as coronavirus risks deepen

The market's recent downward spiral comes amid investors' increased anxiety surrounding the continued spread of the coronavirus in and outside of China, and its impact on the global economy. But some technolo...More..

Italy denies plan to close all schools due to coronavirus
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Italy denies plan to close all schools due to coronavirus

The governor of the Veneto region told reporters Sunday that the situation was the "worse situation that I had to face" in his political career, adding that it was "probably the worst situation the Veneto reg...More..

Fed’s Richard Clarida Says It’s Too Soon to Speculate on Virus Spillover
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Fed’s Richard Clarida Says It’s Too Soon to Speculate on Virus Spillover

Now, the potential for a global coronavirus outbreak is again putting the Fed in a delicate spot. Washington―The trade conflict of the past two years likely left a mark on the USA economy , even with the r...More..

Democratic debate: Candidates take aim at Trump over coronavirus crisis
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Democratic debate: Candidates take aim at Trump over coronavirus crisis

Jackson was appointed Physician to the President in 2013 during the Obama administration and was retained by Trump, a fast food aficionado who is said to enjoy eating burgers, beef, and plenty of ketchup, was...More..

COVID-19 cases surge in Iran, Italy, South Korea, deepening concerns
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

COVID-19 cases surge in Iran, Italy, South Korea, deepening concerns

A crowd of Italians wearing protective masks wait outside a closed supermarket in the town of Casalpusterlengo, Italy February 23, 2020. These new battlegrounds have emerged at a time when the outbreak has ...More..

Stocks Slump and Havens Rally As Coronavirus Cases Spike Outside Asia
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Stocks Slump and Havens Rally As Coronavirus Cases Spike Outside Asia

The decline on Monday sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average more than 1,000 points lower and wiped out its gains for the year. US equities dropped as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officia...More..

Expedia will cut 3,000 jobs to simplify business
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Expedia will cut 3,000 jobs to simplify business

Expedia will also be reducing the use of vendors and contractors, according to company officials. Online travel service Expedia Group will cut 3,000 jobs, or about 12 percent of its direct workforce, after re...More..

Gold price at seven-year high on coronavirus fears
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Gold price at seven-year high on coronavirus fears

It rose to an all-time excessive of Rs 43,306 per 10 grams on Monday morning, rising by Rs 443. The global spot gold prices have rallied to seven-year highs while India's domestic gold prices rallied to all-t...More..

Intuit buying Credit Karma in $7.1B deal
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Intuit buying Credit Karma in $7.1B deal

Kenneth moved to Las Vegas with his family from China at age four, where his mother was a casino dealer and his father was a cook. The company earns revenue when someone utilizes its services to apply for a l...More..

Thousands Of People Queue Up In South Korea For Face Masks
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thousands Of People Queue Up In South Korea For Face Masks

The number of people sickened by the coronavirus topped 79,000 globally, and wherever it sprung up, officials rushed to try to contain it. "The key message that should give all countries hope, courage and con...More..

Disney+ UK at £50 for first year; no Simpsons?
by | Thursday, February 27, 2020

Disney+ UK at £50 for first year; no Simpsons?

There is a special introductory price available for Irish subscribers until March 23. There are also plans for original programming including feature-length films, series, documentaries and short-form conte...More..

Bloomberg Says Stop and Frisk Got 'Out of Control'
by | Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bloomberg Says Stop and Frisk Got 'Out of Control'

Within minutes of the start of the debate she had indicted Bloomberg for his past support of Republicans and his treatment of women at his private company - repeating an allegation that he once told a pregnant...More..

Teck drops C$20.6 billion oil sands Frontier project, to take writedown
by | Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Teck drops C$20.6 billion oil sands Frontier project, to take writedown

It was also expected to generate $12 billion in federal income and capital taxes. Teck could not justify spending $20.6 billion on a project that requires oil prices above $95 per barrel to be profitable - a ...More..

B.C. privacy watchdog part of facial-recognition technology probe
by | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

B.C. privacy watchdog part of facial-recognition technology probe

The investigation was initiated as a result of media reports that "raised questions and concerns about whether the company is collecting and using personal information without consent", said a joint statement ...More..

McDonald's Unveils Scented Candles That Smell Like Quarter Pounder
by | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

McDonald's Unveils Scented Candles That Smell Like Quarter Pounder

Go peruse them now to decide which Quarter Pounder items speak to you. The quarter-pounder scented pack characteristics bun , ketchup , pickle , cheese , onion , and beef votives. The site doesn't sa...More..

Leftists Have a Meltdown After Justice Sotomayor Claims Her Colleagues Are Biased
by | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Leftists Have a Meltdown After Justice Sotomayor Claims Her Colleagues Are Biased

Media outlets covered her dissent and failed to acknowledge how unusual it is for a sitting Supreme Court justice to accuse his or her colleagues of blatant partisanship. The government asked the Court to lif...More..

The price of Wells Fargo’s fake account scandal grows by $3 billion
by | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The price of Wells Fargo’s fake account scandal grows by $3 billion

The Justice Department inquiry was seen by analysts and investors as a key hurdle the bank had to clear before it could focus on its growth strategy, which includes convincing the Federal Reserve to remove an u...More..

Tesla wins court approval to clear forest and build Gigafactory in Germany
by | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tesla wins court approval to clear forest and build Gigafactory in Germany

The plant still doesn't have planning permission to build the so-called Gigafactory in Brandenburg but the local government agency overseeing the project gave it permission to clear 92 hectares of forest land...More..

by | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Warren Buffett reveals future of GEICO CEO

Buffett turns 90 this year and Munger is 96. Even as Mr Buffett ramped up his repurchases, Berkshire's massive pile of cash hovered close to a record , totalling US$128 billion at the end of 2019. At this ...More..

Facebook: this e-commerce company has joined the Facebook cryptocurrency project
by | Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Facebook: this e-commerce company has joined the Facebook cryptocurrency project

Shopify the E-commerce platform will contribute at least $10 million and will operate a node that will process transactions for the Libra's coin. However, a number of large companies such as Visa, EBay, St...More..

US Stocks Fall Nearly 250 Points as Coronavirus Fears Continue
by | Saturday, February 22, 2020

US Stocks Fall Nearly 250 Points as Coronavirus Fears Continue

The Nasdaq shed 1.6 per cent, its biggest weekly percentage decline in three weeks. The S&P 500 was pressured by a 2.6% drop in the tech sector. China's National Health Commission reported more than 75,000 co...More..

Morgan Stanley to Buy E*Trade Financial in $13B Deal
by | Friday, February 21, 2020

Morgan Stanley to Buy E*Trade Financial in $13B Deal

In the all-stock deal announced Thursday, E-Trade shareholders will receive 1.0432 Morgan Stanley shares for each share they own. In April, E*Trade announced its plan to begin offering digital currency trad...More..

UK Budget date kept at 11 March
by | Friday, February 21, 2020

UK Budget date kept at 11 March

Boris Johnson has scrapped government plans to introduce a mansion tax after a backlash from his party's traditional bricks-and-mortar owning heartland. The former Chancellor nailed his colours to the mast by "...More..