Ripple and Ethereum Challenge Bitcoin with End Users

So far bitcoin is turning out to be more like digital gold than a currency for small or frequent payments. Standard issues that are always cited as being the headache for bitcoin users - block size capacity, slow transaction confirmation times an... More..

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NTSB Gathers Information on Tesla Autopilot Crash with Fire Engine
by | Wednesday, January 24, 2018

NTSB Gathers Information on Tesla Autopilot Crash with Fire Engine

A Tesla sedan slammed into a fire truck on Los Angeles' heavily trafficked 405 freeway, on Monday. Regarding the accident itself, however, the spokesperson said , " Autopilot is intended for use only with a ...More..

Amazon opens first checkout-free store today amid controversy
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Amazon opens first checkout-free store today amid controversy

Deakin University marketing lecturer Michael Callaghan said that while he believed Amazon Go was "the next revolution in automated shopping", Amazon's store could experience early teething problems. When ...More..

International Monetary Fund head: Current recovery of global economy - cyclical
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

International Monetary Fund head: Current recovery of global economy - cyclical

But the changes could also widen the USA trade deficit, strengthen the dollar and affect worldwide investment flows, the IMF said , warning that the benefits of the tax package will be short-lived and that...More..

Opec ties to oil allies will stretch through 2019
by | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Opec ties to oil allies will stretch through 2019

OPEC said USA shale producers lowered breakeven costs between 2015 and 2017 but now service companies are raising rig and labor costs so breakeven prices are rising. The agency said: "This represents, after th...More..

What on Earth does President Trump want?
by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

What on Earth does President Trump want?

Critics began openly questioning Trump's mental heath this month following a tweet in which he said he has a bigger nuclear button than North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, and the publication of Fire and Fury ...More..

by | Sunday, January 21, 2018

Twin Cities doesn't make the cut for new Amazon HQ

No matter which metro area Amazon selects for HQ2, the big victor when it comes the boom in air traffic is likely to be another Seattle-based company: Alaska Airlines. Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas;...More..

Amazon is raising your Prime monthly subscription
by | Saturday, January 20, 2018

Amazon is raising your Prime monthly subscription

The firm charges £7.99 a month or £79 a year for Prime membership in the United Kingdom, which has been the longstanding tariff. Amazon's monthly Prime price hikes could also help convince some customer...More..

Positive flu tests surpass 2017 total in Mobile County
by | Saturday, January 20, 2018

Positive flu tests surpass 2017 total in Mobile County

The latest deaths happened in the week ending on January 13. National health officials say 2018 is the first year in more than a decade in which the entire country is grappling with high numbers of flu cases at...More..

Johnson, McIlroy vault into contention in Abu Dhabi
by | Saturday, January 20, 2018

Johnson, McIlroy vault into contention in Abu Dhabi

The 25-year-old Belgian, who was a star for the European Ryder Cup team in their loss to the U.S. at Hazeltine, made seven birdies in his bogey-free round of 65 to climb on top of the leaderboard at 12 under ...More..

Nationwide and Lloyds announce Carillion support measures
by | Friday, January 19, 2018

Nationwide and Lloyds announce Carillion support measures

It said it wanted to provide "reassurances" at an "unsettling" time. The first meeting was due to be chaired by Business Secretary Clark Gregg on Thursday. "We want those other private sector companies to tak...More..

Cuomo outlines budget plan amid deficit
by | Friday, January 19, 2018

Cuomo outlines budget plan amid deficit

Instead, he is proposing $1 billion in new taxes, doubling down on wasting billions in failed corporate welfare projects, and a ridiculous and unrealistic payroll tax that will only harm the state's economy f...More..

Bank of America Corp Stock Falls Despite Q4 Earnings Beat
by | Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bank of America Corp Stock Falls Despite Q4 Earnings Beat

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 17th. It has outperformed by 41.94% the S&P500. Jeffrey Gates decreased its stake in Mgm Resorts International (...More..

ICE Planning Potential Immigration Sweep, Prepare To Arrest 1500 People
by | Thursday, January 18, 2018

ICE Planning Potential Immigration Sweep, Prepare To Arrest 1500 People

They reacted to an anonymous San Francisco Chronicle report and recent promises by Homan and others to conduct raids in response to a new California law strictly limiting the cooperation of local law enforceme...More..

Traders Buy Goldman Sachs Group (GS) on Weakness
by | Thursday, January 18, 2018

Traders Buy Goldman Sachs Group (GS) on Weakness

Perkins Coie stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc . Meanwhile, net revenues in Institutional Client Services fell 34 percent from the year-ago period to $2.37 billion. On aver...More..

Sfmg LLC Sells 1719 Shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)
by | Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sfmg LLC Sells 1719 Shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

It closed at $16.21 lastly. It has outperformed by 2.68% the S&P500. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Cowen & Co. Company insiders own 0.25% of the company's stock. The institutional investor...More..

China's GDP growth hit 6.9% in 2017, beating analyst and government estimates
by | Thursday, January 18, 2018

China's GDP growth hit 6.9% in 2017, beating analyst and government estimates

For the year, retail sales rose 10.2 percent, compared to 10.4 percent growth in 2016. China's per capita disposable income stood at 25,974 yuan (4,033 US dollars) in 2017, up 7.3 percent year-on-year in real...More..

Citigroup Earnings Wiped Out by Tax Charge
by | Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Citigroup Earnings Wiped Out by Tax Charge

Gerspach said. "It's something we think we can quickly overcome", he said, "and it's not a headwind that causes us to alter any of our existing plans". The bank is also still on track to return $60 billion to s...More..

Leaving single market would cost Scotland £13bn, says Sturgeon
by | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Leaving single market would cost Scotland £13bn, says Sturgeon

The Scottish economy faces losing up to £16bn a year as a result of leaving the European Union, according to a Scottish government forecast. In a speech on Monday, Sturgeon said: "For the sake of jobs, the ...More..

U.S. in 15 hours: KQ's maiden NY flight to cost Sh89,000
by | Sunday, January 14, 2018

U.S. in 15 hours: KQ's maiden NY flight to cost Sh89,000

KQ's entry into the United States comes at a time when the airline is implementing a turnaround strategy, with restructuring of its balance sheet aimed at keeping it flying. He said the flights will see Kenya A...More..

Asian Shares Fall After Report Overnight On China's Views On US Treasurys
by | Sunday, January 14, 2018

Asian Shares Fall After Report Overnight On China's Views On US Treasurys

On Tuesday, the dollar fell 0.39 percent against the yen . Yields on 10-year Treasuries rose for a fifth day, touching the highest since March. But others said short sellers were squeezed out by the sudden...More..

Marriott website in China temporarily closed after questionnaire gaffe
by | Sunday, January 14, 2018

Marriott website in China temporarily closed after questionnaire gaffe

In a move which is clearly meant to target bookings of the USA hotel giant, authorities in Shanghai on Thursday ordered Marriott to close its website and "conduct a thorough check on all contents". To compound ...More..

by | Sunday, January 14, 2018

"Bomb Cyclone" Winter Storm Explodes Over The East Coast

All flights at New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia airports had to be halted for because of heavy snowfall. More than 5,000 US airline flights were canceled. Three of those were in North Carolina ...More..

Truth or Dare Trailer: Refuse the Dare and Die
by | Saturday, January 13, 2018

Truth or Dare Trailer: Refuse the Dare and Die

The trailer feels like a mix of Saw , and my personal favorite horror film, It Follows . Blumhouse has cracked the modern horror filmmaking code, generating tight, thrilling stories around a single gimmick ...More..

MoneyGram to Test Payments With XRP Coins
by | Saturday, January 13, 2018

MoneyGram to Test Payments With XRP Coins

Banks and payment providers can use the digital asset XRP to further reduce their costs and access new markets. As part of the arrangement, MoneyGram will test the use of Ripple's cryptocurrency, XRP ,...More..