IS this the new way to negotiate….Trump doubles tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum, says relations ‘not good’

- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had authorized higher tariffs on imports from Turkey, imposing a 20 percent duty on aluminum and 50 percent one on steel, as tensions mount between the two NATO allies over Ankara’s detention of an evangelical pastor and other diplomatic issues. U.S. President Donald Trump talks to [...]

2018-08-10T14:24:24+00:00August 10th, 2018|

India to step up use of biofuels to cut oil import bill

- India aims to increase the use of biofuels to cut its oil import bill by 120 billion rupees ($1.7 billion) by 2022 and reduce carbon emissions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Themba Hadebe/Pool via REUTERS India [...]

2018-08-10T14:18:32+00:00August 10th, 2018|

Handling of U.S. trade dispute causes rift in Chinese leadership

China's President Xi Jinping addresses a media conference with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, South Africa, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge of criticism about economic policy and how the government has handled the trade war has revealed rare cracks [...]

2018-08-09T15:01:38+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Masked gunman shoots DJ at Wisconsin radio station

A masked suspect entered a radio station in Madison, Wis. and shot the DJ in the buttocks early Sunday morning, WORT-FM radio said in a statement. The shooter has not been arrested and the DJ was briefly hospitalized for treatment but quickly released. At the time of the shooting, there were three people in the [...]

2018-08-07T13:52:01+00:00August 7th, 2018|

July labor report: 157,000 new jobs; unemployment dips below 4%

Unemployment in the United States fell to below 4 percent last month, as 157,000 new jobs were added, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. The monthly jobs report showed unemployment declined to 3.9, down 0.1 percent from June. Average hourly earnings rose by seven cents to $27.05, the bureau report said. The percentage of [...]

2018-08-03T18:08:38+00:00August 3rd, 2018|

Apple becomes first public U.S. company worth $1 trillion

Shares of Apple are reflected by a ticker on the Nasdaq Monday. Thursday, the shares rose to more than $207, making the public U.S. company the first to reach a $1 trillion market capitalization. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Apple crossed into history on Wall Street Thursday, becoming the [...]

2018-08-03T12:00:38+00:00August 3rd, 2018|

Cisco to pay $2.35B for data security firm Duo

- Tech conglomerate Cisco said Thursday it will buy cyber-security firm Duo Security for more than $2.3 billion. Michigan-based Duo Security helps companies fend off data breaches through a platform that verifies the identities of users and health of their devices before granting access. Cisco's acquisition of Duo Security will allow for extended on-premises network [...]

2018-08-03T02:48:40+00:00August 3rd, 2018|

CBS hires two firms to investigate …….

CBS Corp. has hired two law firms to conduct an independent investigation of board chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves over allegations of sexual harassment. "The CBS Board of Directors unanimously approved the retention of Covington and Burling and Debevoise and Plimpton to conduct a full investigation of the allegations in recent press reports about Chairman [...]

2018-08-02T14:53:35+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

Federal courts in 3 states block blueprints for 3D-printed guns

- Federal courts in three states issued rulings Tuesday to block the release of downloadable blueprints for 3D-printed firearms. Courts in New York, New Jersey and Washington issued the rulings ahead of the deadline at midnight Tuesday when Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distribution, would have been permitted to upload the plans online. "Today [...]

2018-08-01T12:07:47+00:00August 1st, 2018|

Facebook shuts down accounts for inciting political, social tension

Facebook on Tuesday removed 32 "inauthentic" accounts it said mimicked Russian-linked actions to incite social and political tension, now just 98 days ahead of the midterm elections. The company said it deleted 17 personal profiles, eight pages and seven Instagram accounts created between March 2017 and May 2018. The accounts were involved in "coordinated inauthentic [...]

2018-07-31T20:33:02+00:00July 31st, 2018|