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Oil higher on hopes for U.S. stimulus, demand recovery - Reuters

Oil higher on hopes for U.S. stimulus, demand recovery - Reuters:Crude oil prices rose on Tuesday, underpinned by expectations of a U.S. stimulus to help jumpstart the world’s biggest oil consumer, a rebound in Asian demand as economies reopen and a stronger stock market.Brent crude LCOc1 added 29 cents, or 0.6%, to $45.28 a barrel, by 0819 GMT. West Texas Intermediate U.S. crude CLc1 rose 38 cents, or 0.9%, to $42.32 a barrel.U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that top congressional Democrats ...
Tags: Travel, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, PVM, Tamas Varga


AHLA Applauds President Donald Trump for Signing Executive Orders Extending Unemployment Benefits

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today applauded President Donald Trump for supporting Americans by signing Executive Orders that extend unemployment benefits and support those impacted by COVID 19, while urging Congress to come together swiftly and pass meaningful, bipartisan legislation that helps support the hotel industry and the millions of employees we support.
Tags: Travel, Congress, Donald Trump, American Hotel Lodging Association, COVID


Oil settles higher on Chinese factory data, U.S. stimulus hopes - Reuters

Oil settles higher on Chinese factory data, U.S. stimulus hopes - Reuters:Oil settled higher on Monday, supported by data suggesting Chinese factories were returning to pre-pandemic levels, signs of rising energy demand and hopes for an agreement in the United States on more coronavirus-related economic stimulus.Brent crude LCOc1 settled up 59 cents, or 1.3%, to $44.99 a barrel. West Texas Intermediate U.S. crude CLc1 was up 72 cents, or 1.8%, to $41.94 a barrel.Prices also found support after U...
Tags: Travel, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


AHLA Statement On Executive Orders

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today applauded President Donald Trump for supporting Americans by signing Executive Orders that extend unemployment benefits and support those impacted by COVID-19, while urging Congress to come together swiftly and pass meaningful, bipartisan legislation that helps support the hotel industry and the millions of employees we support.
Tags: Travel, Congress, Donald Trump, American Hotel Lodging Association, COVID


Trump Says He’s In Favor Of Plan To Give $25 Billion More To Struggling Airline Industry

President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed support for a plan to provide another $25 billion in federal aid to U.S. airlines, which have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Travel, Donald Trump, Trump


Oil slips to $45 on demand concerns, set for weekly rise - Reuters

Oil slips to $45 on demand concerns, set for weekly rise - Reuters:Oil dipped to around $45 a barrel on Friday on worries that a demand recovery would slow due to a resurgence of coronavirus cases, although a pledge from OPEC member Iraq to cut oil output further in August lent support.The resurgence of infections remains a key issue for the market and demand outlook. Tallies show cases in the United States are rising in a number of states. India reported on Friday a record daily jump in infecti...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, India, Opec, United States, Donald Trump, Reuters, U S Congress, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Trump signs executive order banning US business with TikTok and WeChat 

US President Donald Trump, on August 6, signed an executive order banning US transactions with Chinese internet major Bytedance, TikTok’s parent company. A similar order was signed banning US transactions with Tencent, the parent company of WeChat. Both the orders come in effect in 45 days. The executive orders also mention the Indian government banning TikTok, WeChat and 57 other ‘Chinese’ apps over national security concerns. This action comes less than a week after Microsoft confirmed that it...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, News, Microsoft, White House, China, India, US, America, United States, New Zealand, Tencent, WeChat, Warner Music


Trump signs executive orders banning transactions with TikTok and WeChat

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday banning transactions with ByteDance, the parent company of popular app TikTok . The White House also announced that he signed a similar order banning transactions with Tencent-owned WeChat, a messaging app that is ubiquitous in China, but has a much smaller presence than TikTok in the United States, where it is used mainly by members of the Chinese diaspora. Both orders will take effect in 45 days. INBOX: @realDonaldTrump has sig...
Tags: Travel, TC, Apps, Asia, Microsoft, White House, China, US, Policy, Beijing, United States, Tencent, WeChat, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Trump


"Look. Come on, man. I know you're trying to goad me, but I mean, I'm so forward looking to have an opportunity to sit with the President or stand with the President and debate."

Joe Biden doesn't need a tell-an-elephant-from-a-lion test! Just watch him, listen to him and judge.Now, he did say "I'm so forward looking to have an opportunity" instead of "I'm so looking forward to having an opportunity," but it's speech, man. Talking is what it is. Trump makes his own mistakes. ADDED: "Yo, Semites" is hilarious, but think more deeply about it. It means that Trump has very little interest in our national parks. I'd like someone to ask him if he has ever, on his own, outside ...
Tags: Travel, Law, America, Joe Biden, Driving, Biden, Donald Trump, Zion, Speaking, Trump, Bryce Canyon, Ann Althouse


Microsoft-TikTok: On Global ambitions, Geopolitics, IPO plans, Big Tech and the splinternet

It’s official: Microsoft is in talks to buy the TikTok business from ByteDance in four countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This comes a day after US President Donald Trump told reporters on-board Air Force One that “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States”. President Trump was not in favor of a US company buying Tiktok, but and was considering an executive order to ban it. However, as per Microsoft’s statement (reproduced in full belo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, India, Satya Nadella, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Eu, Bloomberg, United States, United Kingdom


Oil sinks on weak U.S. economic data, political uncertainty - Reuters

Oil sinks on weak U.S. economic data, political uncertainty - Reuters:Oil prices sank on Thursday following poor U.S. economic figures and after U.S. President Donald Trump roiled markets with a suggestion that the nation should delay its November presidential election.Investors sold riskier assets following Trump’s tweet that raised the prospect of delaying the vote. The date of the U.S. election is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, but Trump’s remarks were viewed as an attack on the integrit...
Tags: Travel, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Travel Industry Leaders Ask Trump, Lawmakers To Expand COVID-19 Testing To Revive Sector

A group of 14 travel industry leaders asked President Donald Trump and top members of Congress Monday to expand coronavirus testing as a way to revive the country's struggling travel sector.
Tags: Travel, Congress, Donald Trump


Hurricane Douglas dodges Hawaii, Maui mayor calls for inter-island quarantine as Oahu COVID-19 cases spike, polls kind to Ige, Caldwell, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

C-17 aircraft delivers FEMA supplies to Maui Saturday night ahead of Hurricane Douglas. PC: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Hawaii avoids direct hit from Douglas. Star-Advertiser.Douglas quickly moving away from state as stubborn Cat 1 hurricane. All hurricane and tropical storm warnings and watches for the Hawaiian Islands have been dropped as Douglas moves away, sparing the islands of any major damage. Hawaii News Now.=====Gov. David Ige, Mayor Kirk Caldwell beat Trump in handling p...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Fema, San Diego, Donald Trump, Jared, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Douglas, Kauai, Maui, Trump, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Hanalei Bay


TikTok announces $200 million fund for creators in the US

Even as the American government continues to hint a ban at short video app TikTok, the company announced a $200 million fund to “help support ambitious creators” in the US, who are looking to make a livelihood out of making content. Called the TikTok Creator Fund, it will be distributed over the coming year and is expected to grow over that time, the company said. The TikTok Creator Fund will open to applications from US creators beginning in August. To be eligible for the fund, users must be 18...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Hollywood, News, Youtube, White House, India, US, America, Vine, US Senate, Donald Trump, Wells Fargo, Peter Navarro, United States of America, Tiktok


OPEC and Oil: Saudis Sees No Gain From Ending Russia Price War - Bloomberg

OPEC and Oil: Saudis Sees No Gain From Ending Russia Price War - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia gained no financial reward in the first full month after ending its oil-price war with Russia.The kingdom earned 23.9 billion riyals ($6.4 billion) from oil exports in May, the Riyadh-based General Authority for Statistics said Thursday. That was even less than the previous month, when the price war was at its height, and down more than 60% from last year’s monthly average of $16.8 billion.The government slas...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, General Authority for Statistics


Huawei, ZTE are tools of Chinese hegemony in Asia, says former US National Security Advisor John Bolton

Taking control of 5G through “what seemed to be commercial companies like Huawei and ZTE” is a long-term Chinese strategy to assert its hegemony over Asia, former American National Security Advisor John Bolton said. To combat China’s global dominance, the rest of the world would have to “think strategically in response”, he said in an interview with CNN-News18. India may want to look at participating in global consultations about that, as it already has in a trilateral consultation with Japan an...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Usa, UK, News, China, India, Israel, US, European Union, Cnn, Federal Communications Commission, Bolton, Donald Trump, Huawei


Twitter crypto scam: 130 accounts targeted, 45 hacked, data of 8 users downloaded

Twitter revealed on Saturday that 130 accounts were targeted in the cryptocurrency scam in which many prominent users’ profiles were hacked. “For 45 of those accounts, the attackers were able to initiate a password reset, login to the account, and send Tweets,” the company said in a blog post. Of those users, eight accounts’ entire account details were requested and downloaded, including an archive that includes direct messages. Twitter added that none of these eight users are verified, which ru...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, US, Social Media, Scams, Hacking, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Cryptocurrency, Aakar Patel, Elon Musk Joe Biden Bill Gates


Prominent Twitter accounts hacked using company’s own tool

Throughout Wednesday night, multiple high-profile Twitter accounts, including those of Apple, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian West and Barack Obama were compromised. The accounts were then used to post cryptocurrency scams soliciting money for a supposed payoff. Vice reported, and Twitter later confirmed, that the attack was caused by attackers gaining access to an internal tool at Twitter that let them take control of high-profile handles. One individual claimin...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, US, Barack Obama, Hack, Bitcoin, Donald Trump, Cnet, Cryptocurrency, Trump


UK announces Huawei will be out of 5G networks by 2027

The United Kingdom on Tuesday announced that telecom equipment from Huawei will be phased out of the country’s 5G infrastructure by 2027. The announcement is a significant step in the US-led effort to get governments around the world to refrain from using Chinese technology in the next generation of cellular networks. The UK had initially allowed Huawei to have a role in the country’s 5G networks. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson later expressed doubt, questioning the role of “potentially hostil...
Tags: Travel, UK, News, Fcc, India, US, United Kingdom, Telecom, Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Huawei, Reliance, Ccp, State, Jio, Mike Pompeo


Another White House official hints at banning TikTok and other ‘Chinese’ apps in the US

It’s not a good time to be TikTok. White House adviser Peter Navarro said to expect “strong action” from Donald Trump on TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese apps, while speaking to Fox News. Though he didn’t specifically mention a ban, he referenced India’s ban on TikTok, WeChat, and 57 other ‘Chinese’ apps, suggesting that a similar action could be taken. “[TikTok] and WeChat are the biggest forms of censorship on the Chinese mainland, and so expect strong action on that,” he told the outlet. He a...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Usa, News, White House, China, India, Disney, US, America, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Huawei, Republican National Committee, Wells Fargo, Trump


U.S. passports are worthless — "Welcome to the Plague States of America"

"Americans have gone from having access to most of the world to being banned from most of it," writes Indi Samarajiva for Medium Politics. "An American passport is now worthless." The world now looks at Americans as unhygienic, arrogant, willfully ignorant, science hating, magical thinking, untrustworthy, selfish rule-breakers. The most reliable projections are saying 200,000 dead and 50 million infected by election day in November. Even these projections struggle to account for completely irrat...
Tags: Travel, Post, News, America, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Indi Samarajiva, Plague States of America


Hawaii rethinking reopening to tourists, Health Department to shut down noncomplying restaurants, shipper Young Brothers seeks 47% rate increase, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii dawn ©2020 All Hawaii News County Mayors To Ige: We’re Not Ready To Welcome Back Tourists. With new surges of COVID-19 cases in key states and a sudden disruption in Hawaii’s testing capacity, Hawaii’s county mayors want the state to rethink its planned Aug. 1 tourism reopening date. Civil Beat.As COVID-19 infections surge on mainland, mayor casts doubt on plan to reopen tourism. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell cast doubt Thursday on the feasibility of the state’s plan to reopen touri...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Donald Trump, Pacific, Bros, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Education, Department Of Health, State, Honolulu, Capitol, Legislature


Ban or no ban, Facebook wins in U.S. threats against TikTok

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, comparing it to other Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE that have been deemed national security threats by the current administration. “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you that the United States will get this one right, too,” Pompeo said. The fear is the app could be used to surveil or influence...
Tags: Travel, Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Youtube, France, Germany, India, Narendra Modi, Social Media, Cnn, United States, Tencent, Brazil


Sellers on Amazon US must display name, address on seller page from Sep 1

To help make customers “informed shopping decisions”, from September 1, 2020, Amazon US will show the seller’s business name and address on their Amazon.com Seller Profile page, the company announced on Wednesday. For individuals, the page will show their individual name and address. Sellers were already required to give this information to Amazon, now they have to display it for the customers as well. Sellers can choose to add more information if they so wish but Amazon has advised them to not ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Congress, Mexico, India, US, European Union, E-commerce, Dhs, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Wall Street Journal, Amazon US, Europe Japan, Department of Homeland


Hawaii PPP recipients include Trump hotel, hospitals, newspapers; police reform bill passes Legislature; Ige warns of financial crisis, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Trump hotel in Waikiki ©2020 All Hawaii News Trump Hotel In Waikiki Received Millions From Small Business Bailout. While President Donald Trump doesn’t own the property, he does license his name to the California company that does. Civil Beat.Over 3,000 Hawaii PPP loan recipients named in transparency effort. A jewelry store chain, two hospitals and a private school are among the biggest Paycheck Protection Program loan recipients in Hawaii, according to data released Monday. A condomini...
Tags: Travel, California, Washington Post, Senate, Hawaii, Donald Trump, Pacific, PPP, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Maui, Trump, State, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii


Hawaii COVID-19 cases top 1,000, Senate staffer, Summer Fun worker test positive, Kauai man arrested for refusing to wear mask, voter registration deadline nears, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Yellow tang on Hawaii reef, story below  ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Senate worker tests positive for coronavirus but legislative session to resume Monday. The Hawaii State Senate will reconvene on Monday, despite learning Saturday that a Senate staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii’s COVID-19 cases top 1,000 as lifting of some lockdowns leads to more spread. Coronavirus infections in Hawaii topped 1,000 on Sunday, the fourth day in a row with more than 20...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Senate, Green, Hawaii, Associated Press, Nevada, Donald Trump, Department Of Transportation, North Shore, Waikiki, Southern California, Kauai, Maui, Josh Green, West Hawaii


The Climate Win

This week’s Climate Win dives into the often elusive practice of cross-sector unity. Public, private, and non-profit sectors seem very distant in both goals and action when it comes to climate initiatives. But signs are emerging that this is changing, largely due to increased demand from the public. The Environment and Energy Study Institute released poll data in April of this year showing massive bipartisan support for renewable energy development, even if participants on opposite sides of ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Colorado, Montana, US, America, United States, Ford, House Of Representatives, Nebraska, Green Party, Vail, Donald Trump, Columbia, Jackson Hole, All


Microsoft removed ads from Facebook and Instagram starting May: Report

Microsoft suspended advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the US in May until August, and recently expanded that to a global suspension, reported Axios. Unlike other advertisers who have joined an ad boycott against Facebook, Microsoft was concerned about where its ads will appear. According to Microsoft, examples of inappropriate content includes hate speech, pornography, terrorist content, etc. Microsoft had also pulled ads from YouTube over similar concerns, but eventually restored the ads...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Reddit, Donald Trump, Hersheys, Facebook Microsoft, Anti Defamation League ADL, Starbucks Coca Cola, Ford Adidas HP Unilever


Twitter is ‘improving’ how it labels misleading 5G and coronavirus content, after mislabelling unrelated tweets

Twitter said that it is working towards improving the process of how it labels tweets containing incorrect information about 5G or the coronavirus after it incorrectly labelled unrelated tweets with a COVID-19 fact check. “In the last few weeks, you may have seen Tweets with labels linking to additional info about COVID-19. Not all of those Tweets had potentially misleading content associating COVID-19 and 5G. We apologize for any confusion and we’re working to improve our labeling process,” the...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Minneapolis, US, Donald Trump, Trump, Yashar Ali, Content Moderation, Coronavirus, George Floyd, Siraj Hashmi Twitter Source


Facebook will label hateful content by politicians; MediaNama’s take

Facebook will finally start labelling content from politicians that, despite being newsworthy, violates it content policies, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday in a Facebook Live session. Content that may lead to violence or suppresses voting, even it is by politicians, will be removed by Facebook. This announcement came almost a month after Twitter and Facebook chalked out drastically different policies on how to deal with hate speech by politicians, including US President Donald Trump. On...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nazis, India, Advertising, BJP, US, Unilever, Hate Speech, Delhi, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg



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