Microsoft's value overtakes Alphabet for the first time in three years

And all four companies are in the race to become the first U.S. company ever to land a dizzying trillion dollar market cap . According to a CNBC report, Microsoft has officially surpassed Google to become the world's third most valuable compan... More..

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Consumer Reports changes its mind on Tesla Model 3
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Consumer Reports changes its mind on Tesla Model 3

Rather than the average of 152 feet taken to stop from 60 miles per hour when initially tested - 25 feet longer, it's worth noting, than the larger Model X required - the Model 3 did it in the same 133 feet tha...More..

Navarro contradicts Mnuchin's assertion that trade war with China is on hold
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Navarro contradicts Mnuchin's assertion that trade war with China is on hold

Treasury Steven Mnuchin said then that the conflict was " on hold " after Beijing promised to buy more USA goods to help narrow its multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the United States. "This is obviously...More..

Singapore Airlines announces 19-hour ultra-marathon to NY
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Singapore Airlines announces 19-hour ultra-marathon to NY

Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIAL.SI) said it would launch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a near-19 hour non-stop journey from Singapore to the NY area. With just 161 seats, the ULRs will carry...More..

De Beers Vowed for Years Not to Make the Move It's Making
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

De Beers Vowed for Years Not to Make the Move It's Making

De Beers will invest $94m into a new Element Six plant in Portland in the United States over the next four years to deliver more than 500,000 carats a year of coloured synthetic diamonds to supply exclusively t...More..

Trudeau speaks with John Horgan after federal pipeline purchase
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Trudeau speaks with John Horgan after federal pipeline purchase

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to get the job done and had to resort to spending taxpayers' money. "Canada's purchase may "'be a vehicle to indemnify the project...More..

Two Major Canadian Banks Hit By Cyberattack, 90,000 Customer Accounts Affected
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Two Major Canadian Banks Hit By Cyberattack, 90,000 Customer Accounts Affected

The accounts of about 40,000 clients at CIBC's online bank Simplii Financial may have been electronically breached, the Toronto-based lender said in a statement Monday. Both banks say they will be contactin...More..

United Kingdom sees more than 60,000 lightning strikes during thunderstorms
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

United Kingdom sees more than 60,000 lightning strikes during thunderstorms

Meteorologist Charlie Powell said information suggested there were "somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 strikes across the United Kingdom during the overnight period". The airport said in a statement: "Due to...More..

Fears over Italy turmoil spread through global markets
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fears over Italy turmoil spread through global markets

Italian two-year yields dropped as much 69 basis points to 2.08 percent, before paring the decline to about 31 basis points as of 8:04 a.m.in London. A pan-European equity index was flat on the day after fall...More..

Massive confusion over the petrol and diesel prices
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Massive confusion over the petrol and diesel prices

In what can be termed as an insult to the common man of India, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has reduced the Fuel Prices by One Paisa Per Liter. Diesel price stands at Rs 68.75 per litre in Delhi and R...More..

Oil prices mixed amid worries over growing supplies
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Oil prices mixed amid worries over growing supplies

Brent now commands its largest premium over USA futures in more than three years, meaning US exports are rapidly becoming far more competitive globally than those from northern Europe, Russia or parts of the ...More..

California tests digital license plates
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

California tests digital license plates

After years in development, California is finally rolling out its digital license plate pilot program. The plates are not available through the Department of Motor Vehicles. According to Revier Auto founder...More..

Tesla In Autopilot Mode Crashes Into Police Car In SoCal
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tesla In Autopilot Mode Crashes Into Police Car In SoCal

A Tesla Model S crashed into a police vehicle in California on Tuesday morning while Autopilot was engaged. Tesla's Model S owner's manual warns some Autopilot functions "cannot detect all objects and may...More..

Trump to Impose Tariffs on $50B of China's Tech Goods
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Trump to Impose Tariffs on $50B of China's Tech Goods

Just nine days ago Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration would ditch plans to impose tariffs of 25 per cent on a string of products, expected to be tech-heavy, while talks continued betwee...More..

JAB set to buy Pret a Manger for $2 billion: FT
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

JAB set to buy Pret a Manger for $2 billion: FT

Privately held JAB Holding Co. JAB is paying approximately $2 billion to private equity firm Bridgepoint, according to the Financial Times. Reuters reported previous year that Philippines fast food chain ...More..

Civil rights advisers hope Starbucks' anti-bias training sets example
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Civil rights advisers hope Starbucks' anti-bias training sets example

Here's what you need to know about that. The training is part of Starbucks' efforts to overhaul the company's image following the April arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia location . The program has be...More..

Petrol and diesel prices hiked yet again
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Petrol and diesel prices hiked yet again

In Bengaluru, one litre of petrol costs Rs 79.71. Diesel too hit a new lifetime high with prices in Delhi touching Rs 69.06 a litre, Kolkata Rs 71.61 per litre, Mumbai Rs 73.53 a litre and in Chennai Rs 72.91...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation urging people to restart routers after thousands infected by 'foreign actors'
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation urging people to restart routers after thousands infected by 'foreign actors'

Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. "The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic". The Federal ...More..

Saudi-Russia Oil Policy Shift
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Saudi-Russia Oil Policy Shift

Rig counts have been rising steadily all year as prices for crude rise. Holiday-day thinned markets to leave oil-price recovery limited. Prices dropped US$2.83 to US$67.88 on Friday, the biggest loss since J...More..

Doug Ford says he'll release fully costed platform before the election
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Doug Ford says he'll release fully costed platform before the election

In his first public appearance since the National Post broke the story that Ford paid for memberships for new members - contrary to party rules - Ford denied the claims made by a former top party official and...More..

Lotto Max Sets Record Jackpot for Friday Draw
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Lotto Max Sets Record Jackpot for Friday Draw

Two Encore tickets, worth $100,000 each, were also sold in Markham and the North Bay area. A record-breaking $106 million in prizing with Lotto Max was announced Thursday. Loto-Québec said the odds of winni...More..

‘The Expanse’ revived by Amazon for season 4
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

‘The Expanse’ revived by Amazon for season 4

The fact that Amazon took notice and made a decision to pick up the show is a clear sign that engagement from fans can make a difference in the Peak TV era and that the networks that listen to and partner with ...More..

Memorial Day weekend travel: Gas prices, camping, and beaches
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day weekend travel: Gas prices, camping, and beaches

But even as the prices are surging, there are ways to save at the pump . "Typically, the higher fuel prices go, the more ridership we get on our scheduled service", he said. Members of the Organization of Pe...More..

NAB offers compensation after nationwide banking outage
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

NAB offers compensation after nationwide banking outage

As the hours ticked by, and the comments stacked up, systems were finally starting to be restored with cards and ATMs "working as they should", and other systems, including internet banking and mobile banking "...More..

OPEC, Russia mull easing supply limits to rebalance oil market
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

OPEC, Russia mull easing supply limits to rebalance oil market

A return to the oil production levels that were in place prior to the 2016 deal to cut output is one of the options for easing curbs, Russia's energy minister said. The contract hit its highest since late 2014 ...More..

Brazil schools close as truckers' strike enters fifth day
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Brazil schools close as truckers' strike enters fifth day

The Brazilian Association of Meat Industry Exporters said dozens of meat-packing plants were idling because of the strike, and 1200 containers carrying beef for export were not being loaded on ships each day. B...More..

Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks

Earlier in the week, the Department of Justice said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was trying to disrupt the VPNFilter network. VPNFilter reportedly has at least one component that can not be expunge...More..

Unions representing CP Rail workers issue notice of strike action
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Unions representing CP Rail workers issue notice of strike action

Two unions with members representing locomotive engineers and singals workers has rejected a contract offer from CP Rail in the latest round of collective bargaining disputes between the two sides. Via Rail C...More..

Man refused beer on American Airlines flight starts midair brawl
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Man refused beer on American Airlines flight starts midair brawl

The male staffer had heard the passenger, identified as Jason Felix , make a commotion in the washroom and chose to not give him any more alcohol. On May 23, a passenger on Flight 1293 from Saint Croix to ...More..

Petrol prices rise over Rs 3 per litre in 12 days
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Petrol prices rise over Rs 3 per litre in 12 days

The Finance ministry prepared a data on this as per the duties and the taxes. Petrol and diesel prices were hiked for a 13th consecutive day in a row on Saturday. The union minister said the central governm...More..

U.S. still preparing for Trump-Kim summit should it take place
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

U.S. still preparing for Trump-Kim summit should it take place

South Korean officials told Reuters that the goal of the meeting was to ensure that the Singapore summit goes ahead as planned. KCNA suggested following the summit that Kim was still interested in meeting wit...More..

Oil prices reverse their rise, and drivers may see relief
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Oil prices reverse their rise, and drivers may see relief

Sources said this week that Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation were discussing raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil production to ease 17 months of strict supply curbs amid concerns that a price rally has gone too fa...More..

by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Saudis Signal Oil Output Boost, Offering Relief to Consumers

Terminating the deal would increase output by about 1.3 million bpd. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down $1.51 at $77.28 a barrel by 1015 GMT, having hit their highest since late 2014 at $80.50 this month. ...More..

NTSB reports self-driving Uber spotted pedestrian before crash, but didn't brake
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

NTSB reports self-driving Uber spotted pedestrian before crash, but didn't brake

Peduto said Pittsburgh's Department of Mobility and Infrastructure has laid out two requirements for renewed Uber self-driving auto tests. As part of that process, Uber hired Christopher Hart, a former ch...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation takes control over Russia's VPNFilter router botnet
by | Sunday, May 27, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation takes control over Russia's VPNFilter router botnet

The researchers said the new malware shares numerous same codes used in known Russian cyberattacks and called the attack "likely state-sponsored". "Researchers are already making progress at shutting down the m...More..