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US Indicts 3 Chinese Nationals on Hacking Charges

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In 2014 the three Chinese hackers broke into German industrial giant Siemens' computer networks, stealing large amounts of files and data from its energy, technology and transportation businesses, according to the U.S. The indictment said they were owners, employees and associates of Guangzhou Bo Yu Information Technology Company Ltd, a firm in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou that offers cyber security services. Read More »

American Mikaela Shriffin wins both runs at World Cup women's slalom

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Austria's Bernadette Schild was third in 1:43.58. Later, Mikaela confided in the media that this year "was nearly like "Groundhog Day" in a way". "I felt like I had a couple little bobbles where I felt myself losing time", she said. In her last 21 World Cup slalom races, Shiffrin rose to the podium 20 times, with 16 wins, two second places, two thirds with only one DNF in the entire period. Read More »

Police to acquire powers to address illegal and unsafe drone use

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The proposed bill follows incidents involving planes and drones such as the London Gatwick event where a drone flew into the wing of a large passenger plane as it came in to land. In 2016, the United Kingdom government took a survey for public consultation to address safety, security, and privacy challenges about the drone technology. Read More »

Israeli Court Says 'No' To Uber

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That's why Uber launched pilot services UberNight and UberDay, which required passengers to pay the private drivers reimbursement fees for expenses including fuel. "We are committed to continuing to cooperate with the authorities, to examine how our technology can provide reliable, cost-effective and safe transportation options", Uber Israel said in a statement. Read More »

Mulvaney moves to take reins as acting CFPB director amid legal dispute

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Both sides are pointing to the fine print in dueling federal statutes to claim authority over the job running one of the most controversial, and powerful, banking industry regulators. What's his managing style like and how's he trying to turn the company around? On Saturday, Trump called the CFPB a "total disaster as run by the former administration's pick", and promised to "bring it back to life!" The White House issued a statement hours after Cordray's resignation that noted the ... Read More »

Why Bitcoin and Ethereum just raced to record highs

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The world's most valuable digital currency has smashed another all-time high. "The move appears to be retail driven", said Brian Kelly, a CNBC contributor and CEO of BKCM, which runs a digital assets strategy. The surge in insterest also returns on the of CME's declaration that it will list bitcoin fates in the second seven day stretch of December. Still, Bitcoin has gained almost 870 percent year-to-date, fueling the contention that the bubble can not continue to expand much further. Read More »

Small Business Saturday attracts shoppers to downtown Savannah

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Shopping local today does something to keep the region's character thriving while also getting some things checked off the holiday shopping list. Eddie James, co-owner of Brownie's, said that numerous store's regular patrons shop there during the Christmas season, but that it's also a time when new customers will buy items for what he called "grand-dogs". Read More »

Macy's shoppers unable to use credit cards on Black Friday

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After several hours, Macy's issued a statement that the problem was fixed as of Friday evening. The department store can't afford to turn off its customers. Customers nationwide took to social media to air complaints about the issue, which led to longer waits and even prompted people to abandon their planned purchases, according to Bloomberg . Read More »

Oil prices rise ahead of OPEC meeting

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The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and several non-OPEC nations led by Russian Federation will meet next week in Vienna to discuss prolonging their output curbs. The deal is expected to be officially announced on November 30. Top crude exporter Saudi Arabia has been lobbying oil ministers to agree to a nine-month extension at next week's meeting, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Read More »

Has the Black Friday frenzy peaked in Winnipeg?

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Peterson told News 12 CT that she didn't even have to wake up really early to make the deals. "We used to open at 6am on Friday and we would have lines out the door", he told WFMZ, while preparing for shoppers inside his store on Hamilton Street called The Archive. Read More »

Traditional shopping season kicks off on Black Friday

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CTV News was at the Best Buy in Burnaby's Metrotown mall Friday morning and found about 50 people in line when the doors opened at 6 a.m. Sure - there were plenty of lines at many stores in the pre-dawn hours, but the day has calmed down as those seeking door busters were replaced by less urgent, more purposeful customers, according to reports. Read More »

Facebook copies Snapchat's famous 'streaks' feature in Messenger app

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Facebook has had a history of copying its rivals with its photosharing arm Instagram being the first to adopt the stories feature used by rival Snapchat. Snapchat has a lot of innovations when it comes to features that attract users to take more Snaps, and other companies have implemented some of those features into their own apps. Read More »

Uber to bring electric vehicle cabs in Delhi and Hyderabad

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As part of the deal, Mahindra's e2O Plus and the eVerito will be available from the Uber app in the cities of Delhi and Hyderabad from March 2018, according to Ndtv . The alliance envisages supply of Mahindra's electric vehicles, financing of the vehicles from Mahindra Finance, as well as insurance, maintenance and other services to ensure a viable proposition for Uber's driver partners, the firms said in a joint statement. Read More »

Budget 2017: stamp duty tax cut 'will drive up prices'

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Elsewhere across England and Wales, the 10% of first-time buyers that will still pay stamp duty will at least see the cost on their sale reduce by the £5,000 average. "The price goes up, but the other impact it has is that it allows first-time buyers the ability to purchase properties that they otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford", OBR chairman Robert Chote told the BBC's Daily Politics . Read More »

S&P retains India's rating at BBB-minus with stable outlook

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The rating stance taken by S&P Global Ratings comes days after Moody's Investors Service raised India's sovereign rating for the first time in over 13 years on growth prospects boosted by continued economic and institutional reforms. "India has a long history of high net general government fiscal deficits (net of liquid assets, deficits averaged over 8 percent of GDP over the past 20 years and 7 percent in the past five years)". Read More »

What you need to know about Black Friday this year

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Make the shopping trip even more successful this time around. Today, Google has launched its Play Store Black Friday sale where you can find steep discounts on games, movies, books, comics, and more. And, here's something new: Starting at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) you can shop all doorbusters in stores. Some retailers, including H&M, Ikea , and Marshalls, have taken a stand against operating on Thanksgiving. Read More »

Shoppers get a head start on Black Friday deals

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At Toys R Us in West Manchester Township, they opened at 5 p.m. and will not close until 11 p.m. Friday to give shoppers ample time to buy the hottest toys children want. "We feed everybody and they got to leave". "With two kids that I have at home, usually they're always with us". Once they're in - along with dozens of others - it's just their first store. Read More »

Investors Catching Stocks Time Warner Inc. (TWX)

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The company was downgraded on Thursday, October 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by Wedbush on Monday, October 17 to "Neutral". Macquarie Research maintained the shares of SLB in report on Wednesday, September 9 with "Neutral" rating. Read More »

ASA cracks down on misleading broadband speed claims

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Currently, advertised “up to” speeds only have to be available to at least 10% of customers. It's also recommending that speed-checking services be promoted in ads whenever possible. Adverts from broadband providers will soon have to show the average rather than top speeds they offer, under new rules to take effect from next May . Read More »

Ordinance to keep out wilful defaulters from buying own cos

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday approved the ordinance for amending the bankruptcy code, which will make it hard for insolvent promoters to acquire stressed companies. "You can't be a stressed asset and you want to join the process for bidding". The resolution applicant and other persons connected with it to enable the Committee of Creditors to assess their credibility. Read More »