• NH schools gear up for Hour of Code

    NH schools gear up for Hour of Code

    Economy

    Jean Yang, a computer scientist and technology blogger, explains that "computer science is the study of what machines can do for us". Monday marked the beginning of Computer Science Education Week , an annual worldwide program dedicated to encouraging K-12 students to engage with coding and computer science.
  • Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOX) Just Reaches 52-Week High?

    Economy

    Blue Ridge Capital Llc sold 5.16 million shares as the company's stock declined 17.26% while stock markets rallied. Lee Danner & Bass stated it has 0.34% of its portfolio in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc . Comcast fell 1%. Verizon sank 0.9% to 51.27, slipping just below a 51.28 buy point cleared on Monday. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 18 by Wells Fargo.
  • Apple Inks $15B Deal with Ireland To Clear Up Back Taxes

    Apple Inks $15B Deal with Ireland To Clear Up Back Taxes

    Economy

    In 2016, the European Union decided that a sweetheart tax deal in which Apple routed its European profits through Ireland broke the law, saying the arrangement constituted illegal state aid as similar tax rates were not made available to Apple's competitors.
  • Free cookies! Where to celebrate National Cookie Day in Greater Cincinnati

    Free cookies! Where to celebrate National Cookie Day in Greater Cincinnati

    Economy

    DoubleTree : The Hilton hotel brand known for its warm cookies announced in a National Cookie Day news release that its U.S. DoubleTree locations will celebrate the holiday with the 12 Days of Cookies Dec. Great American Cookies: No purchase necessary on this one. Americans in 31 states say versions of chocolate chip cookies best reflect their state.
  • Amazon officially launches in Australia today

    Amazon officially launches in Australia today

    Economy

    One of Australia's leading retailers, Gerry Harvey of Harvey Norman told Sunrise that he's concerned Amazon will "break all the rules" and employ a predatory pricing strategy that means businesses such as his were financially incapable of matching their heavily discounted items.
  • Winklevoss Twins Used Facebook Payout to Become Bitcoin Billionaires

    Winklevoss Twins Used Facebook Payout to Become Bitcoin Billionaires

    Economy

    The Winklevoss twins are now the first Bitcoin billionaires. After surging past $11,000 on 29 November, bitcoin's value fell to almost $9,000 in volatile trading, before recovering at the weekend. Like billionaire technology angel investor Tim Draper, the Winklevoss twins have allocated a significant portion of their resources and capital in providing a better infrastructure for the bitcoin market, specifically for investors in the traditional finance market.
  • American Airlines says holiday 'scheduling error' is being resolved

    American Airlines says holiday 'scheduling error' is being resolved

    Economy

    American Airlines is looking to calm passengers who've booked flights in December, with the carrier saying its crews will be ready for lift off. The carrier and the Allied Pilots Association didn't immediately disclose details of their pact on Friday but said it should ensure that American, the world's largest carrier, will maintain a full December flight schedule.
  • Canada Adds 79500 Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.9%

    Canada Adds 79500 Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.9%

    Economy

    The rate went down provincially, as well, with B.C. reporting an unemployment rate of 4.8 per cent in November, one basis point below October's rate and the lowest mark among all provinces. Party's approach of cutting important programs and services and giving tax breaks to the wealthy and well-connected is doing nothing to create or even protect Saskatchewan jobs".
  • RBI Given Ammunition To Hold Rates As Indian Economy Recovers

    RBI Given Ammunition To Hold Rates As Indian Economy Recovers

    Economy

    On the other hand, Moody's predicts that India would be the world's seventh-largest economy to grow at 6.7 per cent in 2017-18 and at 7.5 per cent in the next fiscal. "The September quarter GDP growth, he added, is quite a significant trend reversal and has been driven by pick-up in manufacturing". The growth in construction sector was projected at 2.6% compared to 4.3% in the same quarter past year.
  • Poland Manufacturing Growth Strongest In 9 Months

    Poland Manufacturing Growth Strongest In 9 Months

    Economy

    Activity in the United Kingdom manufacturing sector picked up in November, hitting its highest level since August 2013, according to data released on Friday. A broadening of price pressures represented a downside in the latest PMI, with factories facing extra costs from supply chain bottlenecks, overtaking sterling's weakness as the main driver of price increases.
  • CME's Bitcoin Futures to Launch December 18

    CME's Bitcoin Futures to Launch December 18

    Economy

    Chicago derivatives exchange operator CME Group has announced that it has self-certified the initial listing of its bitcoin futures contract to launch on December 18. While CFTC approval isn't required, the regulatory body could have halted the CME's plans if it wasn't satisfied with the self-certification. "Nevertheless", Giancarlo added, "investors should be aware of the potentially high level of volatility and risk in trading these contracts".
  • Tesla Powers Up World's Biggest Battery

    Tesla Powers Up World's Biggest Battery

    Economy

    But what if we say it was Elon Musk and his electric carmaker-cum-energy storage company Tesla have made it happen? It has the capacity to power more than 30,000 homes for up to an hour in the event of a blackout . Although the country still relies on fossil fuels for two-thirds of its electricity, wind energy is a large contributor in South Australia. The battery farm is part of a 550 million Australian dollar ($420 million) plan announced in March by Weatherill to make the state ...
  • Jurors Find Kate Steinle's Alleged Killer Not Guilty of Murder

    Jurors Find Kate Steinle's Alleged Killer Not Guilty of Murder

    Economy

    Without knowledge of his release, ICE officials would have to use sources and evidence to track down Lopez-Sanchez before he moves around the U.S.to possibly avoid deportation. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The jury, while acquitting Garcia Zarate of murder, manslaughter and assault charges, found him guilty of the lesser charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, said Max Szabo, a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
  • Akshay Kumar to be Guest of Honor at IFFI 2017 Closing Ceremony

    Akshay Kumar to be Guest of Honor at IFFI 2017 Closing Ceremony

    Economy

    A number of stars from Bollywood, including the likes of Salman Khan , Akshay Kumar , Amitabh Bachchan , Katrina Kaif and others made the closing ceremony a glittering affair. At the event, Big B was awarded by none other than I & B minister Smriti Irani and Akshay Kumar . Even Sidharth Malhotra was happy to be in Amitabh's company.
  • Illinois Sues Uber Over 2016 Data Breach

    Illinois Sues Uber Over 2016 Data Breach

    Economy

    Uber investigated and confirmed that the individual and one other person had in fact accessed Uber's files, which included the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of about 50 million passengers worldwide. Amid reports that Uber paid hackers $100,000 to delete customer information that was obtained in a data breach, a group of senators raised questions on Monday about the alleged breach and the company's response.