• Tillerson: Latin American Countries Should Not Rely on Chinese Investments

    Tillerson: Latin American Countries Should Not Rely on Chinese Investments

    Economy

    One of the main objectives of this trip to Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Jamaica is, according to senior officials of the State Department this week, to increase pressure on Maduro. southern border with Mexico, to keep out illegal immigrants. He also went on the offensive against the leftist government of Venezuela, once a rival center of influence for Latin American nations, now a political and economic basket case.
  • Top male BBC earners agree to pay cut after gender gap furor

    Top male BBC earners agree to pay cut after gender gap furor

    Economy

    Its proposed framework for pay would mean, it said , "substantial pay cuts for some men and increases for some male and female presenters", with some men having already accepted these. But alongside it is yet another partial (so that the whole picture is obscured) pay report that uses terms like "anomalies" and the nearly Orwellian "pay unfairness" to describe cases of unequal pay.
  • German vehicle manufacturers accused of paying for experiments with humans and monkeys

    German vehicle manufacturers accused of paying for experiments with humans and monkeys

    Economy

    The New York Times reported on Friday that research aimed at defending the fuel's impact on the environment was carried out at a lab in the USA in 2014. BMW and Daimler have both admitted to sponsoring the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector , although both claim they knew nothing of the eventual ten-monkeys-and-Beetle experiment conducted in America.
  • Fujifilm acquires Xerox for $6.1 billion ars_ab.settitle(1252323)

    Fujifilm acquires Xerox for $6.1 billion ars_ab.settitle(1252323)

    Economy

    Fujifilm is set to take over Xerox and create a joint venture in order to restructure the firm's business and cut costs. They say the objective of the restructuring is to reorganize operations and streamline manufacturing bases. Combination of R&D, acquirement and different operations would empower Fuji Xerox to convey at any rate $1.7 billion (generally Rs. 10,807 crores) in complete cost reserve funds by 2022, the two organizations said.
  • China lashes out at Taiwan over cancellation of flights

    China lashes out at Taiwan over cancellation of flights

    Economy

    China Eastern Airlines said passengers affected by the cancellations include businesspersons, tourists and students. The airlines said they would give refunds to almost 25,000 passengers who'd already booked flights. Alternatively they could choose a Chinese airline or Taiwanese airline that had not been using the new routes, though the availability of tickets would be an issue.
  • Instagram Model Jen Selter Removed From Flight After Argument With Flight Attendant

    Instagram Model Jen Selter Removed From Flight After Argument With Flight Attendant

    Economy

    According to reports, the model, who later travelled with American Airlines on Sunday, was removed from the airplane along with her sister and another fellow passenger. The issue was that she wasn't wearing yoga trousers so she couldn't say "do you know who I am?" According to airline representatives, Selter later boarded another American Airlines flight on Sunday back to NY.
  • Elon Musk's Boring Company unveils flamethrower, sells $2 million in 24 hours

    Elon Musk's Boring Company unveils flamethrower, sells $2 million in 24 hours

    Economy

    Musk , who has taken the world by strong by being a pioneer in electric vehicles with Tesla Motors and looks to take a leading role in space exploration with a proposed Mars mission by SpaceX , is now in the news because The Boring Company - an infrastructure and tunnel construction - is now doing brisk business by selling flamethrowers! At $500 each and only 20,000 units available, The Boring Company is looking to rake in $10 million from the unconventional fundraising campaign.
  • European Central Bank keeps policy unchanged, faces questions over euro surge

    European Central Bank keeps policy unchanged, faces questions over euro surge

    Economy

    In his comments on Thursday, Draghi cited the repeated joint statements by global finance officials in which they commit to refrain from lowering their currencies' exchange rates to gain trade advantage at the expense of other countries. The purchases, already twice reduced, are set to run until the end of September and investors are betting on their end in the fourth quarter. But that progress was stopped later in the day as Trump sought to play down the speech by the USA treasury secretary ...
  • Rep. Joe Kennedy III to deliver Democrats' State of the Union response

    Rep. Joe Kennedy III to deliver Democrats' State of the Union response

    Economy

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement naming Kennedy as the rebuttal speaker. The Hill also reported that the SOTU will be preceded by another anti-Trump event scheduled for Monday night: "A group of anti-Trump celebrities, including Mark Ruffalo and Whoopi Goldberg, have also announced plans to hold a "People's State of the Union" as a counter-event on Monday night".
  • SpaceX Completes Falcon Heavy Initial Static Fire Test

    SpaceX Completes Falcon Heavy Initial Static Fire Test

    Economy

    In a Washington, D.C., speech last July the Tesla founder which said Falcon Heavy is one of the most hard and technically complex projects SpaceX has ever undertaken. That honor belongs to the Saturn V, the NASA rocket that was used for the Apollo moon landings and was retired in 1973. "Based on the data available, our team did not identify any information that would change SpaceX's Falcon 9 certification status", Lt.
  • Serial Stowaway Sneaks Onto Plane, Flies to London

    Serial Stowaway Sneaks Onto Plane, Flies to London

    Economy

    Marilyn Jean Hartman, 66, boarded a flight in Chicago without being spotted and flew to Heathrow, where she was arrested. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CBS Chicago that Hartman slipped through a TSA checkpoint before taking a shuttle to an global terminal.
  • Emirates deal hands lifeline to Airbus superjumbo

    Emirates deal hands lifeline to Airbus superjumbo

    Economy

    To date, 222 have been delivered to 13 airlines, nearly half of that total to Emirates Airlines . Persian Gulf carrier Emirates, already the biggest A-380 customer, signed an outline agreement for 20 of the double-deckers with an option to buy 16 more, the Dubai-based company said yesterday, handing Airbus its first orders for the flagship model in more than two years.
  • Amazon is raising your Prime monthly subscription

    Amazon is raising your Prime monthly subscription

    Economy

    But making it easier for customers to grab low-priced items without paying for shipping is also an answer to Walmart, which previous year scuttled its Prime-like shipping membership in favor of free shipping on all orders over $50. It appears that Amazon would prefer its subscribers to be locked in to the annual subscription instead of paying per month. The new fee structures go into effect immediately for new, monthly Prime members .
  • Flu death count in California spikes

    Flu death count in California spikes

    Economy

    The other deaths involved six people ages 25-49 and, the state's first flu death of the season, a victim in the age 5-24 grouping. State health officials say flu activity remains widespread. Many also just need comfort after hearing about how unsafe this flu season is, he said. Still, health officials recommend flu shots are the best protection.