Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption
2016-05-09 22:46:10 UTC
<h2><i>Panama Papers affair widens as database goes <a
href="http://global-gathering.com/news/16484"><strong>online</strong></h2></a><h4>A global network of journalists has published the names of thousands of offshore companies mentioned in the leaked documents known as the Panama Papers. The gr...
Apple unveils smaller, cheaper products
2016-03-21 18:33:14 UTC
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday unveiled a smaller, cheaper iPhone aimed at new buyers, especially in emerging markets and China, the world's biggest buyer of smartphones, as the technology company looks to reverse a decline in worldwide sales of its most important product.
The new device, called...
U.S. businessman, "Young Global Leader," jailed in Iran
2016-02-22 19:25:36 UTC
An American businessman jailed in Iran since October has broken his hunger strike, his mother wrote on social media on Monday.
Siamak Namazi, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, was detained in Iran in October while visiting family. Iranian authorities have not yet announced any charges against him.
Worst performers in Dow Jones Industrials
2016-01-20 18:37:40 UTC
Wall Street moved deep into the red on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest since February 2014 and extending this year's selloff as oil prices continued to plummet unabated.
The rout was across the board: all 30 Dow components and all 10 major S&P sectors were in the red, with nine ...
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has record opening
2015-12-19 07:32:17 UTC
LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hurtled toward $120 million at the U.S. and Canadian box office on Friday and a potential record-breaking $215 million through Sunday, giving the long-awaited movie a shot at the biggest opening weekend of all time.
The ticket sales figures from Wal...
Social media step up battle against militant propaganda
2015-12-06 07:57:06 UTC
Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web.
On Friday, Facebook Inc said it took down a profil...
Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity.
In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the announcement that they will give $45 billion durin...
U.S. store sales down slightly for Thanksgiving and Black Friday
2015-11-29 09:27:46 UTC
Sales at U.S. brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday were down slightly from last year, but the performance was still seen as strong in a holiday shopping season where discounts spread well beyond the weekend and many shoppers moved to the web.
Online sales were up by dou...
EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy
2015-10-06 16:41:03 UTC
EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy.
The court case stemmed from a complaint by Austrian law student Max Schrems, who challenged Facebook's transfers of European users' data to its American servers because of the risk of U.S. snooping, in light of Edward ...
Salmonella outbreak: Cucumbers sold under the Andrew & Williamson, Limited Edition label kills one in the US
2015-09-05 05:58:03 UTC
<i><h4>Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015.
Those who have eaten cucumbers are urged to see a doctor if they have severe diarrhea.</i></h4>
(CNN) - A s...
Donald Trump: Most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings"
2015-08-28 07:09:07 UTC
Donald Trump had to do a bit of damage control on Thursday after repeatedly dropping Carl Icahn's name in a campaign speech and then saying most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings."
Icahn, the billionaire investor, called Trump, the real estate mogul turn...
Panic: U.S. Stock Market Crash
2015-08-25 03:12:30 UTC
Panic: U.S. Stock Market Crash. Dow Jones on deep worry over Beijing's economy
U.S. stocks ended more than 4 percent lower on Monday, their fifth straight drop, in an unusually volatile session that confirmed the S&P 500 was formally in a correction.
The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI fe...
Google installed eavesdropping tool on your computers without permission
2015-06-23 16:30:56 UTC
Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission. Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations. Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing...
Boeing: Potential for over 1,000 jets in mid-market
2015-06-15 08:57:40 UTC
Boeing Co (BA.N) is exploring a potential market of over 1,000 aircraft in a niche between its single-aisle 737 and wide-body 787, but has not decided whether to invest in a new jetliner, its sales chief said on Sunday.
Airlines have told the planemaker they are interested in something about 2...
Dow opens higher for first time in five days
2015-06-10 16:15:16 UTC
The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher on Wednesday for the first time in five days and returned to positive territory for the year as a selloff in the equities market took a breather.
U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday, after three days of decline as financial and consumer staples shar...
Facebook earns 51 percent of ad revenue overseas
2015-06-09 21:02:14 UTC
Exclusive (Reuters) - Overseas markets bring in more advertising revenue than the United States for Facebook Inc, amounting to 51 percent of global ad sales in the first quarter, with growth in Asia the fastest in the world at 57 percent, company executives told Reuters.
While Facebook has rep...
Apple muscles into streaming music market
2015-06-09 06:26:48 UTC
San Francisco (Reuters) - Apple launched Apple Music on Monday, a $9.99-a-month streaming music service that may not differ dramatically from competitors but comes with Apple's deep music roots, global brand and hundreds of millions of iTunes customers.
Apple's push into the streamin...
Up to 105,000 gallons of petroleum gushed into the Pacific: Santa Barbara
2015-05-22 17:57:07 UTC
Cleanup crews labored through a third day to scoop up patches of crude oil from a pipeline spill that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters, shattering an environmental balance that U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Thursday may take months to restore.
Up to 2,500 bar...
Google search results:'Nigga house' takes you to White House
2015-05-20 20:22:04 UTC
Searching for "nigga house" in Google Maps takes users to the White House, in the latest vandalism and abuse to hit the mapping service, which relies on users to help make sure that it's correct.
For users in Washington DC, searching for just the phrase was enough to take them to Barack Obama'...
Microsoft targets $20 billion in annual cloud revenue by 2018
2015-04-30 04:05:24 UTC
San Francisco (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is targeting $20 billion in annual revenue from its cloud-computing businesses by the end of fiscal 2018, Chief Executive Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, signaling a tripling of such revenue in three years.
The world's largest software company is one o...
European Union to File Antitrust Charges Against Google - The Biggest Competition Battle in Brussels
2015-04-14 20:14:21 UTC
<strong>Brussels - Europe’s antitrust regulator has decided to file formal charges against Google Inc. for violating the bloc’s antitrust laws, stepping up a five-year investigation that is set to become one of the biggest competition battles in Brussels.</strong>
The European Union will accus...
Ted Cruz needs to step up his game If he wants to be sponsored by Sheldon Adelson
2015-04-05 22:44:30 UTC
Washington - Earlier march the meeting room on Capitol Hill was packed, but for Ted Cruz's presidential ambitions, one person stood out.
At a panel discussion sponsored by pro-Israel group This World: The Values Network on Monday afternoon, the Texas senator aggressively voiced his view that I...
Chrysler ordered to pay $149M for Jeep crash death of child
2015-04-03 04:15:36 UTC
<strong>A US jury has awarded $150m to the family of a four-year old boy that died in a crash involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2012.</strong>
Remington Walden died after the Jeep he was traveling in was struck from behind by a truck, which ruptured its rear fuel tank causing it to ignite.
Google Chromebit packs an entire Chrome OS computer into an HDMI stick
2015-03-31 18:23:05 UTC
Google's Chrome-flavored hardware portfolio continues to grow with even more slightly hidden but very palatable options for business users abound.
Among the bevy of new Chromebooks and Chrome OS update is the new Chromebit, a thumb drive-sized (or as Google described, "smaller than a candy bar...
US housing starts total 897,000 in February, versus 1.05 million estimate
2015-03-17 12:58:49 UTC
U.S. housing starts plunged to their lowest level in a year in February likely as harsh weather kept builders at home, a temporary setback for the housing market recovery.
Groundbreaking tumbled 17 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 897,000 units, the lowest level since January 20...