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Uber Ends Forced Arbitration In Individual Cases Of Sexual Assault, Harassment

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Khosrowshahi, who introduced the mantra "we do the right thing , period" to his employees, has been leading the effort to change Uber's company culture after allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying. Jeanne Christensen, a lawyer representing at least 14 women suing Uber in the US over sexual assault allegations, congratulated the company for getting rid of required arbitration, which she said "will begin a process to reduce future suffering by women passengers". Read More »

Kaspersky Lab moving out of Russian Federation to combat Kremlin spy fears

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Kaspersky has now taken steps to mitigate the damage caused by these events by announcing plans to move a number of "core processes" out of Russian Federation and to Zurich. United Kingdom government departments and USA agencies were subsequently banned from using the software. In a statement , Kaspersky Lab said it would will relocate its "software build conveyer" - a set of programming tools used to assemble ready to use software from source code - to Zurich. Read More »

Amazon Go stores to open at San Francisco and Chicago

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The retailer, which opened its first cashierless store concept to the public in Seattle in January, is seeking store managers in both cities, according to recent job postings on Amazon's website. While the Amazon Go store in Seattle doesn't bear Whole Foods' branding, it does stock plenty of the store's signature 365 brand products. When they pull an item of the shelf, it's added to their virtual cart. Read More »

Warm With a Chance for Rain This Week

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Damaging wind, hail and areas of flash flooding are a possibility. Morning lows will hold steady in the upper 60s to low 70s. Rain will end overnight and cloud cover will linger. Highs will stay above average this week. This unsettled pattern will result in daily rain chances through the entire week. While no one day is likely to be a washout, it's tough to pick out a day that will be entirely dry either. Read More »

American Airlines: No Goats; Trained Mini Horses Welcome

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American is also prohibiting a dozen types of animals from being considered emotional-support animals, including amphibians, ferrets, rodents and non-household birds. Additionally, American Airlines now says that some animals are off limits entirely because they pose a safety or public health risk. Leave your service insect, hedgehog or goat at home. Read More »

United States imposes sanctions against Iran central bank governor

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The move against Seif came one week after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord and signaled plans to ratchet up pressure on the Iranian economy, and especially on the economic power of the Revolutionary Guards. That means that anyone, in any country, who does business with Seif or Tarzali could themselves be punished with sanctions, cutting them off from the USA financial system. Read More »

Nick Read to head Vodafone

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By creating India's largest telecoms operator, Vodafone is seeking to reverse its troubled fortunes in the country, where the company's revenue slumped 18.7 percent during its last financial year. Vodafone Group Plc also says that it already has its CFO replacement ready to replace Read as he prepares to take over as its CEO. By the time Colao moves steps down from his position, Vodafone India would have reduced its exposure in India with merger into a joint venture with Aditya Birla ... Read More »

Eurovision victor Netta Barzilai lands in Israel

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If Eurovision really is about unity, about celebrating what we have in common, these desperate attempts to politicise it only cheapen the whole thing. They also greeted the Dutch jury with "good evening, Hilversum" - the name of the small city where the Dutch Eurovision studio is located. Barzilai's eccentric feminist anthem " Toy " - which combines clucking chicken noises over looped vocals and English lyrics - seemed to win out over any qualms about Zionism. Read More »

Home Depot Misses Revenue Target

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The Home Depot , Inc operates as a home improvement retailer. ( NYSE :HD) for 883 shs. The opposite end of the income statement is what left some investors nervous about Home Depot . Orleans Capital Management Corp LA trimmed its stake in The Home Depot ( NYSE :HD) by 1.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Read More »

Facebook Deletes 500 Million Fake Accounts In Effort To Clean Up Network

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For every 10,000 views of content on Facebook, the company said, roughly 8 of them were removed for featuring sex or nudity in the first quarter, up from 7 views at the end of previous year. For the most part, it has not provided more details on the hiring plan, including how many will be full-time Facebook employees and how many will be contractors. Read More »

NY regulator authorizes Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Zcash inclusion on Gemini

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Following negative sentiment toward privacy-focused digital currencies in Japan , zcash's addition shows that these coins may not be treated as harshly as many expect. The announcement came as a surprise and had a huge impact on Cash's price. In that case, the BCH price substantially increased on other exchanges prior to Coinbase's announcement, which led to justifiable concerns that exchange employees were privy to and traded based on information regarding the BCH announcement. Read More »

WTO rules European Union failed to halt all Airbus subsidies

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The tariffs could be scheduled as early as 2019 and would likely be the largest-ever WTO authorization of retaliatory tariffs, Boeing said. Boeing alleges the European Union has doled out more than $22 billion in illegal subsidies to Airbus , saying in a statement that the stage is now set for "the largest-ever WTO authorization of retaliatory tariffs" as early as next year. Read More »

US retailer Gap sorry for T-shirt's "erroneous" China map

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The government of Chinese President Xi Jinping has been increasingly assertive about its claims to Taiwan , which Beijing regards as a renegade province and has threatened use military force to bring under its control. "China's efforts to export its censorship and political correctness to Americans and the rest of the free world will be resisted". In the South China Sea , China is engaged in a number of disputes over islands, coral reefs, and lagoons in what is a major commercial ... Read More »

Twitter to implement changes meant to crack down on trolls

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The move is a global one, and is created to deal with behaviour that doesn't breach Twitter's usage policies, but likewise doesn't add anything either. However, that didn't mean it wasn't affecting the conversation on the platform. This latest improvement is part of a new initiative, announced by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in March, that aims to measure and improve the "collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation" on the platform. Read More »

Police probe whether Autopilot feature was on in Tesla crash

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Police said on Monday that the driver, who suffered a broken ankle, said she had been using Autopilot before the crash. Police say witnesses told them the driver of the Tesla did not brake or take any action to avoid the collision. The US' National Transport Safety Board is investigating after the crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 8 May. "This remains an active investigation and the South Jordan Police Department is now working with technicians from Tesla to gather and review data ... Read More »

CBS sues majority shareholder Shari Redstone to halt Viacom merger

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The complaint states that the Redstones and their company National Amusements are planning to use their power as "controlling stockholder" to approve a merger of Viacom and CBS just days after it was unanimously rejected by members of a Special Committee of the corporation's Board of Directors. Read More »

Horror moment planes collide on Istanbul Airport tarmac

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An Asiana Airbus A330 slammed its wing into the tail of a Turkish Airlines Airbus A321 at Istanbul Atatürk Airport this Sunday afternoon, completely destroying the tail of the Turkish aircraft (registered TC-JMM). Asiana and Turkish Airlines had not responded to ATW's request for comment at the time of publication. The Asiana plane had just started to taxi before take off when it hit the other vehicle. Read More »

India's Wholesale Inflation Rate Rises To 3.18% In April

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Fruits grew costlier by 19.47%, and onion by 13.62%. The inflation rate for meat and fish inched up to 3.59 per cent as against 3.17 per cent in March, while inflation for vegetables segment was lower at 7.29 per cent in April compared to 11.7 per cent. Read More »

Seattle passes a smaller version of the 'Amazon tax'

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Other cities have implemented similar taxes, but critics say Seattle's tax could threaten the booming local economy and drive away jobs. The company did not comment on the new compromise when GeekWire asked ahead of Monday's meeting. Currently, the city had 39 providers and 155 contracts in the Homeless Division. A recent audit of King County's response to the crisis gives weight to that view. Read More »

PNB fraud: CBI files 1st chargesheet against Nirav Modi, former bank chief

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The government holds a little over 62 per cent stake in PNB and close to 65 per cent in Allahabad Bank . "PNB Board has chose to divest ED officers to replace them", Kumar added. Gourishankar and K.R. Kamath were her predecessors at PNB, while Sunil Mehta succeeded her in the job. Besides the three board level officers, the CBI chargesheet , filed in a special court in Mumbai, names PNB's general manager (international operations) Nehal Ahad. Read More »

Donald Trump Withdraws From Iran Nuclear Deal, Imposes Sanctions: Impact

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This is 27% over mid-2016 and means that United States production is getting closer to that of Russian Federation, which is largest oil producer with about 11 million barrels per day. Several Asian refiners told Reuters that they were already on the lookout for alternatives to Iranian crude oil deliveries. Venezuela , whose output has plunged due to an economic crisis, told OPEC its production fell to 1.505 million bpd in April, believed to be the lowest in decades. Read More »

Gas Prices Rise 1.6 Cents In Chattanooga

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The New Jersey-based Oil Price Information Service earlier this year forecast that Americans would spend $955.6 million per day on fuel in 2018, or $348.8 trillion for the year - the highest since 2014. AAA expects near-record Memorial Day travel volume with 41.5 million Americans (1.6 million Ohioans) traveling at least 50 miles from home between Thursday, May 24 and Monday, May 28. Read More »

Rightmove plc (LON:RMV) Rating Changes as of May 14, 2018

Peel Hunt maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, July 20 report. JP Morgan maintained it with "Overweight" rating and GBX 750 target in Friday, February 2 report. Guggenheim Capital Limited Company holds 0.01% or 298,507 shs. Envestnet Asset Incorporated accumulated 11,808 shares or 0% of the stock. Cetera Advisor Netwr Lc reported 7,793 shares. Read More »

Facebook Has Suspended Around 200 Apps That Could Have Misused Your Data

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In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data fiasco, there were a ton of complaints that Facebook , Inc. A VP at the social network said in a blog post that Facebook is now trying to determine whether that data was misused, and whether the companies in question deleted it as they were supposed to when Facebook changed the rules in 2014. Read More »

Citi warns surging oil prices could create 'hostile environment' for stocks

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Oil demand growth, meanwhile, should average 98.85 million barrels per day for 2018, an increase of just 25,000 barrels per day from the April forecast. Gasoline futures rose 0.52% to $2.2002 a gallon. The combination of subdued economic growth and rampant inflation - also known as stagflation -would likely create a "particularly hostile environment for risk assets", the USA bank added. Read More »

Watch Tim Cook's Duke University Commencement Speech

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Indeed, during a recent visit to Facebook , an official told Barron's the controversy swirling around the Cambridge Analytica privacy flap, as well as the company's role in the 2016 presidential election, has gnawed at employees concerned about the company's image. Read More »

Xerox ends US$6.1 bln Fujifilm deal, settles with Icahn

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Under the plan that Xerox and Fujifilm announced in January, the United States company's operations would be merged with those of Fuji Xerox, a joint venture between the two firms. Icahn and Deason repeated their calls last week for Xerox to scrap the Fuji transaction, fire Jacobson, hire a new CEO, and have the board resign. Mr Icahn welcomed the outcome, stating "we have been exceptionally delighted that Xerox lastly declared the ill advised strategy to seize charge of the business to ... Read More »

Auto executives to meet with Trump on gas mileage standards

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The Trump administration is also reviewing fuel economy standards imposed at the very end of Barack Obama's administration in January 2017, and automakers have said they support changes. Major automakers reiterated this week they do not support freezing fuel efficiency requirements but said they want new flexibility and rule changes to address lower gasoline prices and the shift in US consumer preferences to bigger, less fuel-efficient vehicles. Read More »

Andrew McCutchen's return to Pittsburgh was awesome

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Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants hits a walk-off three-run homer to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 in the bottom of the 14th inning at AT&T Park on April 7, 2018 in San Francisco , California. Posey was outstanding against the Pirates last season, notching 9 hits in 23 at bats with five RBI's. Cervelli drove Samardzija's 98th pitch over the fence in center to put Pittsburgh in front. Read More »