Disney says ‘no merit’ to Malaysia resort company lawsuit

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Resort developer Genting Malaysia’s lawsuit seeking $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a theme park, is “without merit,” Disney said Tuesday. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Central California District Court cites damages from Fox’s withdrawal from […]
Tags: Business, News, Disney, Fox, Malaysia, Walt Disney Co, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Nation & World, Fox Entertainment Group, Genting Malaysia, Central California District Court

Indonesia says Lion Air jet not airworthy on flight before crash

Indonesian investigators said on Wednesday a Lion Air Boeing 737 jet that plunged into the sea, killing 189 people onboard, was not airworthy on a flight the day before it crashed on Oct. 29.
Tags: Money, Indonesia, businessNews, Lion Air, Lion Air Boeing

Gold little changed as Fed official's remarks boost dollar

Gold prices were tepid on Wednesday pressured by a robust dollar after a senior U.S. Federal Reserve official reaffirmed the need for a further increase in interest rates, making bullion more expensive for holders of other currencies.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve

Flight control problems reported before Lion Air crash - investigators

A pilot of a doomed Lion Air jet told air traffic control that the plane was experiencing a "flight control problem" shortly before it crashed into the Java Sea last month, Indonesian investigators said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Lion Air, Java Sea

Oil prices climb ahead of OPEC, G20 meetings, but cautious mood lingers

Oil prices rose on Wednesday ahead of an OPEC meeting next week at which the producer club is expected to decide some form of supply cut to counter an emerging glut.
Tags: Money, Opec, businessNews

New Zealand bans Huawei from 5G upgrade over security fears

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s international spy agency has banned mobile company Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a “significant network security risk.” The action follows a similar ban in Australia, where the Chinese telecommunications giant was blocked in August from rolling out Australia’s 5G network […]
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Indian Railways catches the AI train : To use AI for crowd control in Ardh Kumbh

World’s fourth largest train network. World’s ninth largest employer. About 1.6 million employees. Almost 70,000 kilometres of route. This is Indian Railways for you. And now it is gearing up fast to link-up with emerging technologies as artificial intelligence. For the forthcoming Ardh Kumbh at Allahabad (Prayagraj) which starts from 15th January 2019 and will […] Source
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence, Ardh Kumbh, Allahabad Prayagraj

Prominent defence lawyer, ex-SFO prosecutor among new Queen's Counsel appointments

Ten New Zealand lawyers including a prominent Auckland criminal defence barrister and a former Serious Fraud Office staffer have been appointed Queen's Counsel.Attorney-General David Parker announced the newly appointed silks today.They... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Serious Fraud Office, Sfo, Auckland, David Parker

Cooking the Books podcast: The argument against maxing out your KiwiSaver contributions

Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's why you should reconsider having the maximum KiwiSaver contributions. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, NZ Herald, Newstalk ZB, Frances Cook

GCSB bans Spark from using Huawei gear for its 5G mobile upgrade

Spark says it has been notified by GCSB Director-General Andrew Hampton that it cannot use Huawei gear for its pending 5G mobile network upgrade.Under the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013 or TICSA,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Huawei, GCSB, Andrew Hampton

Big borrowing agriculture needs to ready balance sheets for risks: Reserve Bank

Financial stress in the dairy sector is easing but the Reserve Bank is urging the highly-indebted wider agriculture sector to keep repairing its balance sheet because risks loom.In its November Financial Stability Report the Reserve... [Author: [email protected]]
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Indonesia safety agency recommends Lion Air improve safety culture

Indonesia's transport safety committee (KNKT) on Wednesday recommended that Lion Air improve its safety culture after a Boeing 737 operated by the airline crashed into the sea last month, killing all 189 on board.
Tags: Money, Indonesia, businessNews, Boeing, Lion Air

Easing of home lending restrictions good news for first-home buyers, Govt says

The easing of Reserve Bank's home lending restrictions will make it easier for first-home buyers to secure a house, the Government has said.But National's Housing spokeswoman Judith Collins said the changes to the loan-to-value... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Reserve Bank, Judith Collins, National s Housing

California Battery and EV Car Mandates Will Help Tesla Reach $1 trillion by 2030

Ron Baron of Baron Capital believes Tesla’s electric car and battery storage business will be worth $500 billion each by 2030. This will give Tesla an estimated total market cap of $1 trillion in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, California, Future, Tesla, World, Innovation, Batteries, Electric Cars, Ron Baron, Baron Capital

Upgrade your traveling backpacks and suitcases with these Cyber deals

It's still Cyber Week and if you're planning to travel anytime soon, why not travel smart? Take advantage of these great offers on select suitcases and backpacks to upgrade your travel experience and save money. The post Upgrade your traveling backpacks and suitcases with these Cyber deals appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, News, Trends, Cyber Monday 2018

Get Sorted: Does money make us selfish?

COMMENT: Some people are just not that into money. "It's not important to me," they might say. "I don't really care about it." Now if you're reading this, odds are you probably do care. Some put it right up there with oxygen!... [Author: [email protected]]
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Controversial new test could be used to screen embryos for intelligence

A new test promises to fan the flames of ethical debate surrounding designer babies. For the first time, couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) could soon be able to screen a respective embryo for complex traits, like low intelligence and disease risk. For now, Genomic Prediction, the firm that developed the new method of testing, says it will only offer the ability to identify embryos deemed likely to have a “mental disability.” The same method used to test for mental disabilities, lik...
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Good Leads and Bad Leads

Some leads are good even though some salespeople and their sales organization perceive them to be bad. Other leads are bad, even when some salespeople believe they are good and their sales organization . The worst lead: The worst lead is one who does not buy what you sell and could never benefit from doing so. This is true even if the buyer title matches your ideal customer profile, and even if you paid to acquire the lead. Compelled and engaged but should be disqualified: These leads feel like...
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Seattle’s Polyclinic to join UnitedHealth Group as changes sweep the healthcare industry

The Polyclinic, a 101-year-old Seattle-based physicians group, will sell a controlling stake to insurer UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest players an a business being reshaped by cross-industry acquisitions.
Tags: Health, Business, News, Seattle, UnitedHealth Group

Afterpay: a regulator view

The Australian Securities regulator (ASIC) has come out with a long review of buy-now-pay later arrangements in which it has decided to  do nothing  monitor the companies going forward. This is perceived by some as very bullish for Afterpay. The stock is up fairly hard as I write this. Afterpay (ASX:APT) is the big player in this industry and a cult stock and cult product amongst Australian millennials. There are several other players and ASIC's study covered six of them. ASIC does not hav...
Tags: Business, Apt, John, Ben, Vicki, ASIC, Centrelink, John Hempton, Australian Securities, Certegy Ezi, Afterpay

New Zealand government agency rejects Spark's plan to use Huawei 5G equipment

Spark New Zealand said on Wednesday the Government Communications Security Bureau declined the telco's proposal to use 5G equipment of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, citing significant risks to national security.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, New Zealand, Huawei, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Government Communications Security Bureau

Musk Drops Planned LA Sepulveda Tunnel Because of Environmental Lawsuit

Elon Musk’s tunneling company has dropped its plans to dig beneath Sepulveda Boulevard on the Westside because of an environmental lawsuit. Musk had wanted to dig a 2.7-mile tunnel planned along... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Innovation, Musk, Sepulveda Boulevard

Watch Audi, Italdesign and Airbus design and test an autonomous flying taxi

Germany automaker Audi, Airbus and Italdesign presented Tuesday a scaled-down version of its vision of the future: a drone that can pluck the cab off of an autonomous electric vehicle and then fly off to its intended destination. The companies showed off the flying taxi concept Tuesday during Drone Week in Amsterdam. You can watch the whole video below that shows the different steps in the process. To be clear, what the companies showed was a working prototype and one that isn’t big eno...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Germany, Mexico City, Amsterdam, South America, Airbus, Audi, Sao Paulo, Martens, ITALDESIGN, Audi Airbus, Bernd Martens Audi

Halifax New Zealand follows Australian-based parent company into administration

Online broking firm Halifax New Zealand has followed its Australian-based parent company into administration within days.Halifax New Zealand was placed into voluntary administration yesterday, with partners at insolvency specialist... [Author: [email protected]]
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Regulator issues public warning over financial adviser who copied and pasted client signatures

The regulator has issued a public warning about a financial adviser after he copied and pasted client signatures into insurance documents.The Financial Markets Authority released the warning after an investigation into Brian Ferguson,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Financial Markets Authority, Brian Ferguson

US firm Bain Capital sitting on 10% gain after snapping up Metroglass stake

US private equity firm Bain Capital is sitting on a 10 per cent paper gain a day after buying a stake in struggling glass products maker Metro Performance Glass. The firm spent almost $7 million buying a 9.4 per cent stake yesterday,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Bain Capital, Metro, MetroGlass

Are You Strong Or Sincere Enough To Apologize?

It seems that many people have found a way to get around their stance against politically correct speech. They say or do what they want, then when they’re called on it they apologize after the fact. But the apology is not only false, but they don’t apologize for what they’ve done. Instead, they apologize if […]
Tags: Leadership, Bad Behavior, Sincerity, Personal Behavior, Apologizing

Gate Smart Lock review

In a world of video cameras and doorbells comes the Gate Smart Lock, a lock with a video camera embedded. It’s a great idea, but lacks some crucial functionality to make it a top-notch product. The post Gate Smart Lock review appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Last ditch challenge to Nine-Fairfax merger dismissed

A court on Tuesday dismissed a last-ditch challenge and approved the merger of television network Nine Entertainment with newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into an Australian media giant to be known only as Nine.Fairfax shareholders... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Fairfax Media, Nine Entertainment, Nine Fairfax

ASX-listed Straker Translations edging towards profitability

Newly-ASX-listed Straker Translations says it's on track to achieve its full-year prospectus forecasts, after two European acquisitions and strong organic growth in the first half.But it hasn't yet got itself into the black.Straker... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, ASX, Straker

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