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Google ends forced arbitration after sex-misconduct protest | Digital

Google ends forced arbitration after sex-misconduct protest | Digital The tech boss said it had become clear that to live up to the "high bar" set for Google, changes must be made. There were rumbles of discontent among employees at Google following the huge payoffs given to Alphabet's senior executives who were eased out of the company for sexual harassment. [Full Article...]

More US sanctions on Iran likely, National Security Adviser John Bolton warns

More US sanctions on Iran likely, National Security Adviser John Bolton warns The record USA production has been a moderating factor of oil prices, although oil got a bump on Thursday after record Chinese crude imports eased concerns that a slowdown in the world's No.2 economy could stoke an emerging fuel glut. "From the Suez Canal to the Strait of Malacca and all choke points in between, Iranian tankers are now a floating liability", Hook told reporters. The U.S. [Full Article...]

Mankato Location Among 51 Lowe’s Stores To Close

Mankato Location Among 51 Lowe’s Stores To Close Burgin Parkway in Quincy. The stores will be closed before February 1, 2019, the company said, adding that most employees in the closing stories will be offered a chance to take a similar job at a nearby Lowe's . Another 31 stores are being shut down in Canada, Lowe's said. More than half of the store closings will take place in Canada. Lowe's reported revenues of $68.6 billion in its p... [Full Article...]

U.S. Issues Emergency Directive After Jet Crash in Indonesia

U.S. Issues Emergency Directive After Jet Crash in Indonesia Indonesian investigators said on Wednesday the plane had experienced instrument failures on four flights, including on one journey where both the angle of attack (AOA) sensor and the airspeed indicator were affected. But a Boeing statement said a safety bulletin, sent to airlines on November 6, directs flight crews to existing guidelines on how they should respond to erroneous "angle of attack" ... [Full Article...]

Democrats to take control of the US House

Democrats to take control of the US House Democrats picked up at least 10 Republican-held seats as they moved closer to winning control of the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, but faced an uphill climb to wrest a majority from President Donald Trump's party in the US Senate. [Full Article...]

Everything we know about Amazon's HQ2 search

Everything we know about Amazon's HQ2 search Amazon will reportedly split its second headquarters project, known as HQ2, among two cities, both the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times reported on Monday . The newspapers cited unnamed people familiar with the matter. "On balance it would improve the pool of talent we have". Less potential downside in this case also means less potential upside. [Full Article...]

Trump rallies for 2018 Republicans

Trump rallies for 2018 Republicans The sitting president's party often losing ground in the first midterm after winning office, and for much of 2018, voter enthusiasm and polling has favoured Democrats as well. Former US President Barack Obama has warned against rhetoric he said was created to sow fear as he campaigned in support of Democratic candidates while President Donald Trump hammered a hardline anti-immigration messag... [Full Article...]

Trump video accused as racist also lacks factual basis

Trump video accused as racist also lacks factual basis In Arizona, two women - Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Representative Martha McSally, a former air force fighter pilot - are battling to replace Senator Jeff Flake, a Trump critic who is not running for reelection. [Full Article...]

Wall Street gains wiped out by fears of trade war

Wall Street gains wiped out by fears of trade war The Trump administration has imposed tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports since July, while Beijing has retaliated with new levies on $110 billion of US goods. If the discussions fail, the Trump administration will apply a new round of tariffs targeting the rest of the US' imports from China , worth roughly US$257bn, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg . [Full Article...]

RBI autonomy essential, says finance ministry amid rift with central bank

RBI autonomy essential, says finance ministry amid rift with central bank What inflamed the tension further was the statement by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , who blamed the central bank for failing to stop a lending spree during 2008-2014 that left banks with $150 billion of bad bank loans. Top sources said three consultations were sent to the RBI in August, September and in the first week of October by the finance ministry. In a statement issued hours later... [Full Article...]

Indonesian passenger plane crashes into ocean with 188 on board

Indonesian passenger plane crashes into ocean with 188 on board Search and Rescue Agency spokesman Yusuf Latif said authorities were still searching for the remains of the plane, which lost contact with air traffic control around 6.30 am (2330 GMT). Aviation tracking website Flightradar24 says the Lion Air plane that crashed after takeoff from Jakarta was a brand-new aircraft that has only been in use for a couple of months. [Full Article...]

Google's parent company Alphabet posts $33.74 billion Dollars Q3 revenue

Google's parent company Alphabet posts $33.74 billion Dollars Q3 revenue Amazon Web Services Q3 sales were up 46 percent year-over-year to $6.68 billion. Again, while the Street expected somewhere around $73 billion for the important holiday quarter, Amazon told investors to expect anywhere from $66.5 billion to $72.5 billion. [Full Article...]

China, Russia eavesdropping on Trump's iPhone calls, says report

China, Russia eavesdropping on Trump's iPhone calls, says report A new report from the New York Times accuses President Trump of being so lax with his phone habits that Russian Federation and China routinely listen in on his personal conversations. China is trolling President Donald Trump's love for the iPhone. "First The New York Times should know if they publish this type of report it provides another piece of evidence of The New York Times ma... [Full Article...]

Son Of Jamal Khashoggi, Killed In Saudi Arabian Consulate, Arrives In US

Son Of Jamal Khashoggi, Killed In Saudi Arabian Consulate, Arrives In US The Kremlin said in its statement on Thursday that Putin and King Salman had addressed the situation related to the "Khashoggi case" during their phone conversation. Saudi media showed Salah Khashoggi meeting Tuesday with the crown prince, who reportedly expressed his condolences. Shortly after Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 while retrieving a document at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, T... [Full Article...]

Lexington residents hope to hit record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

Lexington residents hope to hit record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot But she says that its likely that whoever wins will have to share the pot. That jackpot could soar to $2 billion if there's no victor, according to the Maryland and Texas Lotteries . Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing and Wednesday's scheduled Powerball drawing have been highly anticipated because of the size of the jackpots. "I don't know", Ojeda said, "but I'd like to find out!" Odds are... [Full Article...]

Saudi Consulate Vehicle Searched In Istanbul In Khashoggi Probe

Saudi Consulate Vehicle Searched In Istanbul In Khashoggi Probe Erdogan had previously promised to detail Turkey's investigation into Khashoggi's killing "in all its nakedness". However, Erdogan did not produce the secret audio recordings that some officials have said provide proof of how Khashoggi was killed. [Full Article...]

Saudi king, crown prince send condolences to Khashoggi´s son

Saudi king, crown prince send condolences to Khashoggi´s son On Saturday , the Spanish government issued a statement expressing "consternation" over Khashoggi's death. "Would financial sanctions be considered sufficient as to have sent a message to Saudi Arabia that this will never happen again?" Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Fox News that Khashoggi's killing was "a rogue operation" and that "we don't know where the body is'". [Full Article...]

Saudi official provides yet another version of Khashoggi's death

Saudi official provides yet another version of Khashoggi's death Meanwhile, Turkish authorities have put Khashoggi's fiancée under 24-hour police protection, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday. President Erdogan earlier on Sunday said that he will make a statement on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday during his party's group meeting at the parliament. [Full Article...]

Mexico seeks United Nations help over Honduras migrant caravan amid Trump threats

Mexico seeks United Nations help over Honduras migrant caravan amid Trump threats After arriving at the tall, yellow metal fence Friday, some clambered atop it and on US -donated military jeeps. Men, women and children then rushed through toward the bridge, about 150 yards (137 meters) away. The official said on September 20, Border Patrol encountered 275 adults and children. Image copyright Reuters Image caption A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the... [Full Article...]

Want to be a billionaire? This lottery jackpot is a good start

Want to be a billionaire? This lottery jackpot is a good start The Kentucky Lottery says the Mega Millions jackpot is closer to $1 billion ahead of Friday's drawing. The $ 970 million jackpot is paid out over 29 years if you choose the annuity option, or you can claim $548.6 million cash. Prizes can range from $2 to $5 million depending on the game and type of ticket. Lottery officials are happy to have Friday's record Mega Millions jackpot fueling tic... [Full Article...]


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