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Students in Germany, Switzerland protest climate change

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students are holding rallies across Germany and Switzerland to protest lack of action against climate change. The demonstrations taking place in dozens of cities Friday were inspired by a Swedish student’s weekly “school strike.” In Berlin, protesters focused on an upcoming political decision on when to end the use of […]
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Ryanair issues profit warning as winter fares fall

Lower-fare environment will shake out more loss-making rivals, says Michael O’LearyRyanair has issued its second profit warning in four months, blaming intense competition over the winter that prompted the Irish budget airline to cut fares.Profits for the year ending 31 March will be €100m (£88m) lower than previous expectations, at between €1bn to €1.1bn, the company said in a statement to the stock market. That was down from the €1.1bn to €1.2bn range previously expected. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK News, World news, Ireland, Ryanair, Airline Industry, Michael O'leary, Michael O'LearyRyanair

Mitsubishi board considers new allegations against Ghosn

TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers. The allegations center around a 7.8 million euro ($8.8 million) payment made to Ghosn last year by a 50-50 venture […]
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China, German promise closer financial cooperation

BEIJING (AP) — China and Germany promised Friday to open their markets wider to each other’s banks and insurers, giving Beijing a burst of positive trade news amid conflicts with Washington and Europe. The two sides affirmed support for a global trading system that other governments worry is threatened by President Donald Trump’s “America first” […]
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How These Countries Are Closing The Skills Gap

With around 40% of employers struggling to fill positions globally, there is a clear worldwide skills gap. A skills gap refers to when the supply of workers with specific skills… Read more » The post How These Countries Are Closing The Skills Gap appeared first on
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Amazon expands on Bezos’ summer camp with new AI, robotics conference

The Las Vegas conference will focus on business benefits of machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and space.
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Sears not dead yet, Lampert wins bankruptcy auction with $5.2 billion bid

Once-iconic American retailer Sears (owned by Sears Holdings Corporation) will not die a bankruptcy liquidation death after all. Chairman Eddie Lampert today won a bankruptcy auction to purchase the company's assets, after presenting an upped offer of $5.2 billion, Sears said Thursday. Creditors oppose the deal. Reuters: Sears picked Lampert’s hedge fund ESL Investments Inc as the winner at a bankruptcy court-supervised auction after his latest bid topped an earlier $5 billion proposal follow...
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Worried firms stockpile supplies as U.K. braces for no-deal Brexit

Warehouses are overflowing as manufacturers pile up everything from printing ink and packaging to aircraft parts and tinned food while the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union in 10 weeks with no trade rules in place.
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Grand jury charges 4 Audi managers in emissions case

DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany in a widening diesel emissions cheating scandal. Richard Bauder, Axel Eiser, Stefan Knirsch and Carsten Nagel were named in a 12-count indictment alleging conspiracy, wire fraud and violations of the Clean Air Act. The indictment alleges the men […]
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John C. Bogle remembered as the conscience of industry, sheriff of Wall St.

John C. Bogle’s financial innovations were reviled and ridiculed at first, but for decades now the low-fee index funds he pioneered have enabled millions of ordinary Americans to build wealth to buy a home, pay for college, and retire comfortably.
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OpenTable points can now be used to whittle down cost of a hotel stay

Have some OpenTable Dining Points built up? Now those points can also be used to make your own hotel discounts. OpenTable is teaming up with Kayak to use points as discounts on participating hotels. The post OpenTable points can now be used to whittle down cost of a hotel stay appeared first on Digital Trends.
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OpenTable points can now be used to shave off the cost of a hotel stay

Have some OpenTable Dining Points built up? Now those points can also be used to make your own hotel discounts. OpenTable is teaming up with Kayak to use points as discounts on participating hotels. The post OpenTable points can now be used to shave off the cost of a hotel stay appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Dispute over rules riles California’s legal pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has finalized its rules governing the nation’s largest legal marijuana market, a milestone coming more than a year after the state broadly legalized cannabis sales for adults. But a dispute over home deliveries into communities that ban pot sales could end up in court. And the hundreds of pages of […]
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Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family’s ties to OxyContin and the painkiller’s role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and unwanted kind of attention and […]
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Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An attorney for workers suing General Motors says employees are still facing racial harassment after nooses and racist graffiti were found two years ago at a plant in Ohio. The attorney says one worker found a monkey doll and a racist drawing near his work station this week. The group of […]
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Les Moonves to challenge CBS severance denial

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company’s decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations. CBS announced the development in a filing Wednesday with the Security Exchange Commission. CBS said Moonves has demanded binding arbitration proceedings to challenge the decision. CBS’ board […]
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Sears confirms chairman’s hedge fund wins bid in auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is confirming reports its chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund has won a bid to buy roughly 400 stores and other assets for $5.2 billion. The move, announced Thursday, preserves 45,000 jobs and is subject to court approval on Feb. 1. Creditors will have the opportunity to object […]
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Cohen acknowledges rigging polls for Trump in 2014 and 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s estranged former lawyer is acknowledging that he paid a technology company to rig Trump’s standing in two online polls. Michael Cohen tweeted Thursday that “what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. Technology company owner John Gauger told The Wall Street […]
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Maryland explores quick way to approve sports betting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are exploring a quick way to approve sports betting this year, but it’s unclear if they will be able to do it without voter approval in 2020. Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment allowing casinos in 2008, but any further commercial gambling expansion requires another voter referendum. And lawmakers failed […]
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Privatized energy utilities are burning down their states, but antitrust can make them stop

Pacific Gas and Electric has gone from Wall Street darling to bankruptcy, thanks to the $30 billion in liability from the fires that were started in California by its power-lines. But while any long-haul, high-voltage line carries some risk, especially in a tinder-dry, drought-ravaged, climate wracked region of California, the fires were not inevitable. Back in 2007, San Diego Gas & Electric was held liable for the Witch Fires and was forced to adopt measures to prevent fires. They worked....
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When Innovation Meets Technology: The Stories of These 4 Robotics Startups Will Motivate You to Give It Your Best Shot

Robotics is our future and the future is now. Robotics is at the forefront of technology and leading the way into this vast territory are brilliant startups that are blowing… Read more » The post When Innovation Meets Technology: The Stories of These 4 Robotics Startups Will Motivate You to Give It Your Best Shot appeared first on
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Morgan Stanley’s 4Q results miss forecasts, hurt by trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Morgan Stanley on Thursday reported fourth-quarter results that came up short of analysts’ expectations, hurt by difficulties in trading that impacted other Wall Street firms. The New York-based firm said it earned $1.53 billion, or 80 cents a share, up from a profit of $643 million, or 26 cents […]
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Nick Hanauer wants to stop the nation from ‘going to hell in a handbasket’

Nick Hanauer, who inherited money and then made an even bigger fortune by investing early in Amazon, is on a mission to redefine capitalism to benefit the middle class.
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Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news. The social media company said it took action after finding two networks “that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior” on its Facebook and […]
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Ukraine OKs property law that could affect 12,000 churches

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament has adopted a bill spelling out procedures for transferring church property after a new unified Ukrainian church was granted independence. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople earlier this month granted independence to a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church, formally severing its centuries-long ties with the Russian Orthodox Church. The Ukrainian parliament […]
Tags: Business, News, Ukraine, Nation, Russian Orthodox Church, Minsk, Belarus AP, Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Facebook advertising profiles are a mystery to most users, survey says

About three-fourths of the Facebook users in a Pew Research Center survey said they were not aware of the Ad Preferences page, which lists their personal traits made available to advertisers.
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Morgan Stanley 4Q profit, revenue hit by volatile markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley says fourth-quarter profit totaled $1.53 billion, more than double from the year-ago quarter. The New York-based company said Thursday that it had earnings of 80 cents per share, up from 26 cents a year ago. The prior-year period included a large charge related to the GOP tax overhaul. Earnings, […]
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Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle housing crisis in Seattle, Eastside

The pledge is the largest in the company's 44-year history, and comes as Microsoft and other tech giants that have driven the region's economic boom face increasing pressure to help mitigate affordable-housing shortages.
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Navy rallies after halftime to defeat Lafayette 85-77

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — John Carter Jr. scored a career-high 18 points, leading four into double-figure scoring and Navy beat Lafayette 85-77 on Wednesday night. George Kiernan had 15 points for Navy (6-10, 3-2 Patriot League), which broke its four-game road losing streak. Evan Wieck added 14 points. Hasan Abdullah had 12 points and eight […]
Tags: Business, News, Navy, Sports, Lafayette, EASTON Pa AP, Patriot League, Hasan Abdullah, George Kiernan, John Carter Jr, Evan Wieck

#BigDaily: Volkswagen fined for causing Delhi air pollution; Indians are buying less gold

A roundup of biggest and most important news (curated from the wild web). We read everything so that you don’t need to. The newsletter is delivered everyday morning. Subscribe. You…The post #BigDaily: Volkswagen fined for causing Delhi air pollution; Indians are buying less gold appeared first on NextBigWhat..
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