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Bitcoin Wallet Activity Spiked Prior To This Week's Price Surge

Bitcoin Wallet Activity Spiked Prior To This Week's Price Surge Litecoin (LTC ) is another major benefactor within the altcoins, having 20 percent gain in just a day and it's now trading at $84. Bitcoin Cash (BCH ) is leading the top coins with about 40 percent gain from yesterday while its fork Bitcoin SV follows with 22 percent increase in less than 24 hours. [Full Article...]

Carlos Ghosn criticises 'outrageous and arbitrary' detention after fresh arrest

Carlos Ghosn criticises 'outrageous and arbitrary' detention after fresh arrest According to the sources, a total of 3.5 billion yen ($31 million) was transferred to the Omani distributor as sales incentives from Nissan's so-called CEO reserve, a pool of funds Ghosn could use at his discretion, since 2012. "I will not be broken", he said in the statement. Meanwhile, Ghosn called on the French government to defend him and reiterated that he was innocent in an interview aired... [Full Article...]

Toyota pledges to grant free access to its hybrid patents

Toyota pledges to grant free access to its hybrid patents Toyota announced that it will grant royalty-free licenses on almost 24,000 patents it holds (including some pending applications) for vehicle electrification-related technologies. Automakers in Europe and China are expected to be the first hand raiser for Toyota's technology give-a-way. Toyota vehicles account for more than 80 percent of the global hybrid vehicle market. [Full Article...]

Flybe job loss talks: Jet flights from Cardiff to end

Flybe job loss talks: Jet flights from Cardiff to end These comprise 78 seats and Flybe has classed them as "ideal" for its regional network. "We remain fully committed to Exeter , Cardiff and Doncaster airports and will continue to offer a comprehensive choice of regional and European destinations operated by our 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft". [Full Article...]

Bezos investigator accuses Saudis of hacking Amazon CEO's phone before tabloid exposé

Bezos investigator accuses Saudis of hacking Amazon CEO's phone before tabloid exposé Lauren Sanchez, Jeff Bezos and American Media CEO David Pecker, the publisher of National Enquirer . They also wanted me to say our investigation had concluded that their Bezos story was not 'instigated, dictated or influenced in any manner by external forces, political or otherwise.' External forces? In an op-ed for The Daily Beast , de Becker recalled AMI's email to Bezos and himself, dema... [Full Article...]

Ghosn's lawyers ask his trial be separate from Kelly's

Ghosn's lawyers ask his trial be separate from Kelly's He was chairman of Nissan and headed the two automakers' alliance until his arrest in November in Japan . Nissan previously found that its own regional subsidiary made questionable payments of more than $30 million to SBA. But Ghosn was eventually forced out as Renault chairman and CEO in January, when Michelin veteran Jean-Dominique Senard was appointed chairman, and the alliance partners embark... [Full Article...]

Govt officials: Minimum wage hike will cost 8000 jobs

Govt officials: Minimum wage hike will cost 8000 jobs We know an increase to the minimum wage would help those on the lowest end of the scale, but we also know it would flow on to every award rate, in nearly every industry, affecting 2.3 million Australians. The UK minimum wage was launched by the Labour government in 1999 and rebranded by the Conservatives as the "national living wage " in 2016. It means 75,000 workers in Northern Ireland will re... [Full Article...]

China's bond market added to major global index

China's bond market added to major global index According to analysts, being added into the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index will change things for China since the index is widely tracked by asset managers all around the globe as they seek to replicate the benchmark's holdings and performance. [Full Article...]

Gridlock at south United States border as agents move

Gridlock at south United States border as agents move Mexico is the U.S.'s second-largest trading partner, meaning that any disruption at the US border could have immediate consequences on the economy. He added that his posturing was "the only way we're getting a response". His administration is grappling with a surge of Central American migrants trying to enter the USA, and Trump said last week he'd seal the border in the coming days if Mexic... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom construction activity slows for second consecutive month

United Kingdom construction activity slows for second consecutive month United Kingdom construction sector continued to shrink in March, albeit at a slightly slower pace, driven by sustained weakness in commercial work and civil engineering, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Tuesday. However, the latest IHS Markit/CIPS survey showed that employment numbers rose slightly in March, following the job shedding reported during the opening months of the year. [Full Article...]

May to ask for short Brexit extension and reaches out to Labour

May to ask for short Brexit extension and reaches out to Labour Mr Corbyn has said he is "very happy" to meet the Prime Minister after she offered to sit down with him to agree a plan that allows the United Kingdom to leave the European Union with a deal. "However, if we cannot agree on a single unified approach, then we would instead agree a number of options for the future relationship that we could put to the house in a series of votes to determine which ... [Full Article...]

Google India VP heads to Sequoia Capital

Google India VP heads to Sequoia Capital Mr Anandan will join the leadership team at the firm, in addition to the six current managing directors, where he will focus on developing " Surge " into the world's top scale-up programme for startups, said Shailendra J Singh, managing director at Sequoia . [Full Article...]

Download Apple Card wallpapers for iPhone and iPad

Download Apple Card wallpapers for iPhone and iPad Cupertino's financial partner Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) will issue the credit card and "take on all the risk" on its end, the CNBC host said. It's got some decent features and unique attributes, but it's still a card - with industry-standard interest rates and an application process involving a credit check. [Full Article...]

Federal carbon tax starts in four provinces

Federal carbon tax starts in four provinces Six other provinces are exempt because each has come up with their own carbon tax or cap and trade system to help Canada meet its Paris Agreement target of reducing CO2 emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Ottawa has yet to reveal details about a program to rebate some of the increased costs faced by small- and medium-sized businesses. New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs's governme... [Full Article...]

China manufacturing survey ends 3-month skid

China manufacturing survey ends 3-month skid China's Caixin/Markit Manufacturing PMI expanded at the strongest pace in eight months in March, rising to 50.8 from 49.9, the highest level since July 2018. The latter, at least, is likely to continue to affect spending in popular tourist destinations: Hong Kong's retail sales fell by 10.1 percent in February, the government said on Monday, marking the steepest decline in three and a half years. [Full Article...]

Brexit: Theresa May to ask European Union for further extension

Brexit: Theresa May to ask European Union for further extension Theresa May is to ask for another brief Brexit extension in order to seek a compromise withdrawal plan with the Labour party, she has announced, signalling the likelihood of Downing Street backing a softer Brexit. The PM said: "This is a hard time for everyone". "Being prepared for no deal does not mean that there will be no disruption", he said. Pro-European MPs fear that May's refusal to ch... [Full Article...]

Texas attorney general investigating Chick-fil-A's exclusion at San Antonio airport

A New York State assemblyman says a Chick-fil-A restaurant that had been planned as part of an airport renovation project won't be opening after all. The company was given the green light to open a branch of the popular chicken chain in the renovated air hub Thursday, but Assemblyman Sean Ryan hit out at the decision citing Chick-fil-A's alleged contributions towards controversial groups. [Full Article...]

Oil hits 2019 high on OPEC cuts, concerns over demand ease

Oil hits 2019 high on OPEC cuts, concerns over demand ease Also fuelling prices, prospects of further sanctions against Iranian exports have been gathering pace as of late, while the Venezuelan oil industry keeps deteriorating along with persistent massive power outages. Investors will watch weekly USA crude inventory data. Apart from the significant cutback from Saudi Arabia, crude prices received a significant boost from pending sanctions against Iran... [Full Article...]

MPs seek to stop no-deal Brexit by tabling article 50 bill

MPs seek to stop no-deal Brexit by tabling article 50 bill The single-clause bill requires the Prime Minister to table her own motion seeking MPs' approval for an extension to the Article 50 process of Brexit talks to a date of her choosing. Most politicians, economists and business groups think leaving the world's largest trading bloc without an agreement would be disastrous. Lord Hague warned that an early election could leave the Tories in a far wors... [Full Article...]

Pre-Law Student Kidnapped, Murdered By Stranger Posing As Uber Driver

Pre-Law Student Kidnapped, Murdered By Stranger Posing As Uber Driver Samantha Josephson , 21, was expected to graduate from the University of SC this spring and attend the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law next fall as a first-year law student. "It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write these words this morning". "I cannot fathom how someone could randomly select a person, a lovely girl, and steal her life away", she said while reading a statemen... [Full Article...]


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