Economy

Broadband customers to get speed information

Broadband customers to get speed information Providers will be required to make significant changes to their systems, develop new speed testing methods and train staff to implement these reforms. Average download speeds for residential customers are 34.6Mbit/s during the 8-10pm peak period, compared to average maximum speeds of 39.1Mbit/s. Ofcom told The Register that it tries to resolve breaches of the code "directly and swiftly" with p... [Full Article...]

Oakland Mayor Proud She Tipped off Immigrants About ICE Raid

Oakland Mayor Proud She Tipped off Immigrants About ICE Raid US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice ) agents said they were nevertheless able to detain 150 people. Dozens at Wednesday's rally chanted "shut ICE down" and held signs reading "Stop racist deportations". A spokesman for Schaaf on Monday said the calls and social media messages were largely from out of state and called for her to be removed from office. [Full Article...]

CONFIRMED: All flights to and from Dublin Airport are cancelled until Saturday

CONFIRMED: All flights to and from Dublin Airport are cancelled until Saturday Earlier this week Ryanair announced it will be closing a number of routes operated from Glasgow Airport . "We strongly advise passengers intending to fly from, or travel to, Shannon Airport on Saturday to contact their relevant airline or check their website before travelling". [Full Article...]

Facebook goes after LinkedIn with job postings expansion

Facebook goes after LinkedIn with job postings expansion Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly in the process of launching its job application tool in over 40 countries, about a year after it was unveiled in the U.S. No news yet if they'll be expanding to even more countries in the future. Job seekers and creators don't need to pay Facebook for any access to the tool. [Full Article...]

Fiat is bringing the Abarth 124 GT to Geneva

Fiat is bringing the Abarth 124 GT to Geneva The vehicle rides on unique 17-inch OZ Racing wheels for a 3kg weight saving over the standard auto, and there are some choice exterior modifications - including a matte-black bonnet, carbon-fibre spoiler and carbon mirror caps - to set the GT apart from the regular Abarth 124. [Full Article...]

Georgia moves closer to killing Delta tax break in NRA fight

Georgia moves closer to killing Delta tax break in NRA fight And joining us now to explain this standoff is Stephen Fowler from Georgia Public Broadcasting. What is this tax break that Delta wants? Georgia lawmakers are pushing back at Delta after it announced the end of its NRA discount on Saturday, threatening to scrap a proposed tax break that would save the airline $40 million if passed. [Full Article...]

Weinstein Company to file for bankruptcy following harassment scandal

Weinstein Company to file for bankruptcy following harassment scandal Weinstein . Police in the United Kingdom first confirmed they had opened an investigation into Weinstein in early October after Merseyside police received an allegation of sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s, and referred it to Scotland Yard. [Full Article...]

Barbra Streisand reveals she cloned her 'beloved' dead dog Samantha twice

Barbra Streisand reveals she cloned her 'beloved' dead dog Samantha twice She claims they have different personalities and so far, they have different colored eyes. Barbra has a third Coton de Tulear , a distant cousin of Samantha's . Eventually, the egg develops into an embryo; and that embryo is then transferred to the surrogate, who surgeons hope will give birth. Animals" personalities, quirks, and very "essence' simply can not be replicated, and when y... [Full Article...]

Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka is 'seeda Rupaiya sarkar': PM Narendra Modi

Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka is 'seeda Rupaiya sarkar': PM Narendra Modi According to BJP leaders, the Prime Minister reiterated at the meeting that the idea of one-nation-one-election will also minimise scope for corruption and misutilisation of public funds. The BJP state unit had organised the rally to mark the 75th birthday of party president and chief ministerial nominee BS Yeddyurappa . Yeddyurappa was the party's first chief minister of Karnataka from May 200... [Full Article...]

German court allows city ban on diesel cars

German court allows city ban on diesel cars The scandal has spread across the industry and boosted investment in electric vehicles. The decision could affect the value of up to 15 million vehicles now on the road's in Europe's largest auto market. "This is a great day for clean air in Germany", DUH managing director Juergen Resch said. "What we're seeing here is a debacle for the government, which sided with the vehicle industry". [Full Article...]

GE Adds Accounting, Finance Experts to Board

GE Adds Accounting, Finance Experts to Board The accounting issues and difficulties with long-term care contracts, which resulted in a $6 billion charge on GE's insurance businesses past year, drew criticism from billionaire US investor Warren Buffett. The company announcement said the new board to be elected in April will have 12 members, down from 18, fulfilling CEO John Flannery's previously announced plan to reduce the panel's size. [Full Article...]

GOP lawmakers call for Greitens' resignation as party leadership announces investigation

GOP lawmakers call for Greitens' resignation as party leadership announces investigation On Sunday, the attorney for a man convicted of invasion of privacy in St. Louis 19 years ago asked Greitens for a pardon, using the same argument that the governor's lawyers are using in the effort to dismiss the Greitens indictment. She declined to say what the grand jury is looking into, or when it might wrap up. Messages seeking comment from a spokeswoman for Gardner were not immediately return... [Full Article...]

Sen. Cruz Allows Bill Northey Confirmation

Sen. Cruz Allows Bill Northey Confirmation Northey, who is serving his third term as Iowa's agriculture secretary, will be USDA's undersecretary for farm production and conservation. This appointment has been long overdue since it was created by U.S. Before heading the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Northey served as president of the National Corn Growers Association and on Iowa's USDA Farm Service Agency state comm... [Full Article...]

In Germany officially allowed to ban diesel cars

In Germany officially allowed to ban diesel cars Germany's highest administrative court rejected that appeal Tuesday, effectively instructing two cities at the center of the case - Stuttgart and Duesseldorf - to consider bans as part of their clean air plans. Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks wants to avoid driving bans - instead she's pushing for a "blue sticker" system for clean cars. And Chancellor Angela Merkel's government scrambled... [Full Article...]

Georgia Lawmaker Sides With NRA Over Delta

Georgia Lawmaker Sides With NRA Over Delta Nathan Deal, tweeted Monday afternoon that he would use his position to kill a proposed sales tax exemption on jet fuel. It coasted through the House last week, but Senate Republicans have threatened to block it. Delta Air Lines is one of those companies. "We need to have a great pro-business environment here in Georgia, but it needs to be equal for all businesses-big, small". [Full Article...]

'Beast from the East' causes death, disruption in Europe

'Beast from the East' causes death, disruption in Europe Estonia's state weather service is forecasting the cold spell to remain in the Baltic region throughout this week, with temperatures expected to drop to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. It's bitterly cold through much of Europe. Temperatures in France are forecast to drop to -10 deg C and feel as low as -18 deg C over the coming days. [Full Article...]

Fugitive's all assets to be confiscated: Jaitley on Economic Offenders Bill

Fugitive's all assets to be confiscated: Jaitley on Economic Offenders Bill The provisions of the bill will apply for economic offenders who refuse to return. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while addressing media after the Cabinet meeting said: "Under the Bill all the assets (in the country) of the offender will be confiscated and not only the proceeds of crime". [Full Article...]

Akon wanted to bring power to Puerto Rico but was turned down

Akon wanted to bring power to Puerto Rico but was turned down Puerto Rican officials have denounced the government's response, estimating that it will cost $94.4 billion to rebuild the island after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and empower the island against future disasters. We have the solution for Puerto Rico .... and we could've had power back in 30 days. Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fled to the US mainland after the Category 4 storm, which hit a... [Full Article...]

World's largest plane prepares to air-launch rockets

World's largest plane prepares to air-launch rockets It has been created by billionaire Paul Allen , of of the co-founders of Microsoft and the 46th richest man on the planet. This impressive behemoth performed its first-ever taxi test recently in Mojave, California, and the cameras were rolling so that the rest of the world could witness the big day. [Full Article...]

Trump lands new Air Force One deal with Boeing

Trump lands new Air Force One deal with Boeing White House says President Trump has struck an "informal" deal with Boeing for new Air Force One planes. Sources in Pentagon and industry expect the jets to ultimately cost more than $3.9 billion - and also that Trump's unprecedented involvement will in fact save some money. [Full Article...]


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