Zuckerberg, Dorsey, Pichai testify in Senate over law shielding user content

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is pictured during testimony in the House on October 23, 2019. He and the leaders of Google and Twitter will appear remotely in a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday. File Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, Google head Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify [...]

2020-10-28T15:42:32+00:00October 28th, 2020|

NASA funds Nokia plan to provide cellular service on moon

This is an artist's conception of a lunar lander operated by Vodafone and Nokia that would bring 4G cellular communications and robotic rovers to the moon. Image courtesy of Vodafone ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- NASA will fund a project by Nokia to build a 4G cellular communication network on the moon with $14.1 million, [...]

2020-10-15T15:27:26+00:00October 15th, 2020|

Social Security cost-of-living increase next year will be lowest since 2017

The increase for next year, always based on the Consumer Price Index, will be the lowest since 2017. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Monthly Social Security benefits for American retirees and others will increase 1.3% next year with a cost-of-living adjustment, officials announced Tuesday. The Social Security Administration said the higher [...]

2020-10-13T16:54:06+00:00October 13th, 2020|

Central banks unveil framework, plans for hybrid digital currency

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Friday's report was compiled by BIS, the Bank of England, the U.S. Federal Reserve, Bank of Canada, Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank. File Photo by Canadastock/Shutterstock/UPI Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Bank of International Settlements and seven central banks around the world published [...]

2020-10-09T23:57:09+00:00October 9th, 2020|

Teva charged with price fixing generic drugs

By Darryl Coote  (0) The Teva Pharmaceutical denied price-fixing charges the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License Photo Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Justice Department has charged Teva Pharmaceuticals with conspiring with its competitors to fix the prices of generic medications. In a statement Tuesday, the Justice Department said Teva has been charged [...]

2020-08-26T20:45:10+00:00August 26th, 2020|

300 U.S. Pizza Hut restaurants will close after

By Jean Lotus  (0) More than 300 Pizza Hut locations with dine-in restaurants will close in the United States, following the bankruptcy of one of the company's largest franchisees, the company announced Monday. Photo by Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock Aug. 17 (UPI) -- As many as 300 U.S. Pizza Hut restaurant locations will close permanently in the wake [...]

2020-08-18T19:01:56+00:00August 18th, 2020|

Fed extends emergency lending for 3 more months

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, shown testifying on Capitol Hill July 17, said the Federal Reserve has extended emergency lending to the end of the year. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo July 28 (UPI) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the Federal Reserve approved a three-month extension of emergency lending under the Federal Reserve Act, [...]

2020-07-29T01:00:38+00:00July 29th, 2020|

Hackers attacked 130 Twitter accounts, stole private messages from 8

By Christen McCurdy  (0) Twitter announced late Friday that hackers compromised 130 accounts and downloaded private messages from eight in Wednesday's attack. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo July 18 (UPI) -- Twitter announced that a total of 130 accounts were targeted in this week's hack, and that hackers stole personal data -- including private messages [...]

2020-07-19T01:53:31+00:00July 19th, 2020|

U.S. mortgage rates fall to new record low

By Clyde Hughes  (0) Applications for loan refinancing also increased 12 percent and are 107 percent higher year-to-year, analysts said. File Photo by Alexis C. Glenn/UPI | License Photo July 15 (UPI) -- Mortgage rates have again sunk to a record low -- 3.19 percent, according to new data Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that the [...]

2020-07-16T13:31:15+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Judge halts Trump’s niece from publishing book about her uncle

By Sommer Brokaw  (1) A New York state judge Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order against publication of a book by President Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI | License Photo June 30 (UPI) -- A New York state judge has halted publication of a book President Donald Trump's niece, Mary, wrote about her uncle. [...]

2020-07-01T16:57:39+00:00July 1st, 2020|
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