• The Gap Apologizes For Shirts Showing Map Of China Without Disputed Territories

    The Gap Apologizes For Shirts Showing Map Of China Without Disputed Territories

    Economy

    The state-run Global Times newspaper said the map also omitted South Tibet and the South China Sea , and that it had prompted hundreds of people to complain on Gap's official account on China's Weibo microblogging website. Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told reporters that China pressuring companies like Gap to change how they refer to Taiwan was "rather unfortunate in terms of cross-strait relations" and would push its residents "further and further away" rather than winning ...
  • Twitter Officially Admits to 'Shadowbanning' Users in All but Name

    Twitter Officially Admits to 'Shadowbanning' Users in All but Name

    Economy

    Twitter's troll problem has not improved, despite various measures taken by the company. A Twitter spokesperson told CNN these types of tweets will not be hidden, muted or removed from Twitter because they don't violate its policies. Because the content from users who are behaving badly may not necessarily violate Twitter's policies, it will stay on Twitter, and you'll still be able to see them by clicking on "Show more replies" or opting to see everything in search.
  • Oil prices under pressure since Trump's Iran announcement

    Oil prices under pressure since Trump's Iran announcement

    Economy

    USA crude is trading at a hefty discount to Brent, the global marker, thanks to sharp rises in US production to 10.7 million barrels per day, which has left the American domestic oil market well supplied. Before the Iran nuclear deal, the USA sanctioned Iran's oil production in 2012 which reduced the output from 2.5m barrels per day to just over 1m. Saudi Arabia, the world´s biggest oil exporter and de facto leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, told OPEC it cut ...
  • Gas Prices Expected to Rise Further

    Gas Prices Expected to Rise Further

    Economy

    More than 41.5 million Americans - including more than 1.2 million Georgians - are expected to hit the roads, rails, seas and skies during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, according to figures released by AAA on Monday. From $4.23 a gallon, the regular gas price went up to $4.43 a gallon; supreme is up from $4.60 a gallon to $4.80 a gallon; and diesel, which cost $4.61, is now $4.81 a gallon.
  • President Trump says he's working with China to save ZTE

    President Trump says he's working with China to save ZTE

    Economy

    It's not exactly clear how Trump plans to help ZTE or what he's instructed the Commerce Department to do. Chinese company was sanctioned for selling phone technology to Iran and North Korea, but Trump now says he will help the firm 'get back into business'.
  • Chemring Group plc (LON:CHG) Weekly Ratings as of May 12, 2018

    Economy

    Sold All: 7 Reduced: 37 Increased: 33 New Position: 12. The rating of Hastings Group Holdings Plc (LON:HSTG) shares were reaffirmed by expert analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, April 11 by Peel Hunt. On Thursday, November 30 the stock of On the Beach Group plc (LON:OTB) has "Buy" rating given by Numis Securities.
  • Central Texans

    Central Texans "stamp out hunger" with food donations

    Economy

    The food bank feeds over 200,000 people a year and they say the food from Stamp Out Hunger is necessary to continue their work, especially at this point in the year. According to Schenkelberg, Green Bay's east side is expected to collect 56,000 pounds of food, and the west side food drive is expected to collect at least 60,000 pounds of food.
  • Walmart to open 50 new stores in India in 4 years

    Walmart to open 50 new stores in India in 4 years

    Economy

    The reason for this potential flip-flop is being attributed to a hefty tax burden that a short-term exit from Flipkart will attract for Softbank . The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retail behemoth Walmart Inc yesterday announced acquisition of 77 per cent stake in Flipkart for about United States dollars 16 billion in its biggest deal till date.
  • All the Best Pieces From Rihanna's New Lingerie Line Savage X Fenty

    All the Best Pieces From Rihanna's New Lingerie Line Savage X Fenty

    Economy

    From a sheer jumper bodysuit, to a sheer catsuit, Savage X Fenty doesn't shy away from sexy. However, things are, as expected, selling out fast. How can you get in on the size-inclusive Savage X Fenty? Rihanna has been teasing about the collection for weeks on her social media pages and the hype for the line was predictably manic with the website issuing waiting notices to visitors and later crashing.
  • SpaceX scrubs launch of Falcon 9 Block 5; pushed to Friday

    SpaceX scrubs launch of Falcon 9 Block 5; pushed to Friday

    Economy

    The launch Thursday will boost Bangladesh's first communications satellite into orbit. They will eventually be used to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station. "Falcon 9 Block 5 is created to be capable of 10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment as SpaceX continues to strive for rapid reusability and extremely high reliability".
  • Bank of England likely to delay rate hike as economy slows

    Bank of England likely to delay rate hike as economy slows

    Economy

    Investors appear unclear as to what's likely to happen next. The rate has now changed just twice since March 2009 when it was lowered to a then record low of 0.5 percent in the wake of the financial crisis. James Smith at ING said the approach of crunch negotiations about Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union could make it hard for the BoE to raise rates later this year.
  • Ford temporarily shutting down F-150 production due to parts shortage

    Ford temporarily shutting down F-150 production due to parts shortage

    Economy

    The automaker is working hard to find a source of replacement parts, and parts supplier Meridian Magnesium is moving dies to other facilities, including one in Ontario, Canada . The F-Series is so important to Ford that Albertine wrote he's considering adjusting his earnings projections for the automaker once the full effect of the supplier fire is known.
  • Elon Musk Is Dating Grimes?

    Elon Musk Is Dating Grimes?

    Economy

    He posted " Rococo basilisk" in a tweet which refers to an alter-ego that Grimes created for her song " Flesh Without Blood ". The South Africa-born billionaire (who moved to Canada when he was 17) and Canadian artist arrived at the Met Gala together on Monday, confirming reports that two have been quietly seeing each other.
  • Valeant looking to shed bad rep with new name

    Valeant looking to shed bad rep with new name

    Economy

    Fin Architects reported 19,000 shs or 0.07% of all its holdings. In a televised speech, Trump said the United States would withdraw from a 2015 worldwide agreement created to deny Tehran the ability to build nuclear weapons, and also reinstate sanctions on Iran.
  • Uber says its fleet of flying taxis is just around the corner

    Uber says its fleet of flying taxis is just around the corner

    Economy

    At the conference at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, Uber showed films and models of a futuristic city with such vehicles, seemingly inspired by the film "Blade Runner". Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles are the first US metropolitan areas scheduled to have the vehicles lifting off from area skyports, perhaps as early as 2020 .
  • It will take years for Arsenal to recover from Wenger exit - Puel

    It will take years for Arsenal to recover from Wenger exit - Puel

    Economy

    The French defender was stretchered off at the 12th minutes in Arsenal's 0-1 Europa League semi-final second leg defeat against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano last Thursday. "He will not be ready to play in the final game", Wenger said. Wenger, who will leave Arsenal at the end of this campaign after a reign of nearly 22 years, said he was hopeful Jack Wilshere would sign a new deal with the midfielder's contract set to expire next month.
  • California may require new homes to have solar panels

    California may require new homes to have solar panels

    Economy

    The state of California is poised to become the first USA state to make solar panels a mandatory addition to most newly-built homes. But obviously, the new requirement for solar PV installations is making all the headlines. Gabbe. Some are in the shade of canyons and other natural structures, while others may be dwarfed by surrounding buildings. While environmentalists as well as homebuilders praise the new solar standards , the proposed new rules have detractors who still support goals ...
  • Michelle Obama nonetheless questioning why girls voted for Trump in 2016

    Michelle Obama nonetheless questioning why girls voted for Trump in 2016

    Economy

    But there's still the notion, when you say, 'Oh you don't have kids, ' 'Tracee Ellis Ross must not be happy because she's not married with kids'". Ross went on to ask Obama, "Speaking about 14 year olds and not knowing much, do you think there's a way that we can help everyone dream in a more limitless way that is not gender based?" "When the most qualified person running was a woman, and look what we did instead, I mean that says something about where we are", Obama said, ...