Economy

Uber valued at $48bn after consortium secures shares deal

The change is expected to reduce the influence of former chief executive Travis Kalanick, who was ousted from the top role in June but remains a board member. T...


Shoppers take advantage of holiday deals day after Christmas

Those who venture out into the post Christmas shopping madness come to exchange unwanted presents, use their gift cards or pick up the things on their Christmas...


Thomas fire becomes the largest in California's history

The blaze has already consumed over 1,000 structures as it crept across the parched coastal mountains and ravines of South California , crossing the Ventura an...


White Christmas happening now in Olympia and there's hope for Tacoma

Saturday night, look for patchy blowing snow under mostly cloudy skies that will gradually become clear. A winter weather advisory was in effect from 6 a.m....


Interim fighter aftermath - US Commerce Dept. upholds duties against Bombardier

Ross ruled Canada-based Bombardier received government subsidies and sold its C-Series jets below cost price in the USA, a step likely to lead to tariffs of ...


People rush to post office before Christmas shipping deadlines

The USPS is expecting to deliver about 15 billion pieces of mail and 850 million packages this holiday season. "It's about three times more items than the nex...


Idaho tops list of fastest-growing states

Many neighboring states, like Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and MI, all saw moderate population gains during the same period. Although the mining industry, includ...


Detroit's chances for MLS team decrease after league awards team to Nashville

All I know is when I got that PR email from the MLS about Nashville's new team, I got sad. The league has said it would prefer expansion cities to have soccer...


X to deploy FSOC technology in Andhra for high-speed internet

The MoU was signed in the presence of Hon'ble Minister of IT, Government of Andhra Pradesh Shri Nara Lokesh and CEO of Google X Astro Teller in San Fran...


Ryanair strike may still go ahead despite airline's union offer

Unions were yet to give their response but Ryanair's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, said: "Christmas flights are very important to our customers and we wish ...


It's Free Shipping Friday!

You should though not cut it that close. Offers on Free Shipping Day may exclude over-sized or personalized items. We're running out of days for orders to b...


Cold day with a little bit of sun!

Tomorrow (Thursday): Temperatures moderate just a bit, with highs heading for the upper 30s to low 40s. The hat, mittens and parka will be needed again for t...


Consumer demand drops, gasoline prices trickle down

It's 32 cents higher than the price in MA was a year ago at this time- $2.17 per gallon. The national average is down 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week fr...


OnePlus 5T is Unable to Support HD Streaming from Popular Apps

However, YouTube can stream videos in HD on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. First, the fact that OnePlus opted out of supporting Widevine Level 1 DRM to b...


Portlanders protest possible end to net neutrality

Net Neutrality is what we all know today. If adopted, the new rules would reverse current regulations that require Internet service providers to give equal tr...


Winter storm warning, Code Blue remain for South Jersey

East Coast. Benji makes for a two-thousand mile swath of snow from Texas to New England . The storm moved through the South to the Gulf Coast and the panhand...


Same-sex marriage now allowed in Australia, 1st wedding likely in February

It is suggested that the legal terminology could change from husband and wife to "spouse". A couple will be able to say: "I take thee to be my lawful wedded ...


Volkswagen Dieselgate executive jailed for seven years

He said he considered Schmidt a "key conspirator", who viewed the cover up as an opportunity to "shine" and "climb the corporate ladder". Schmidt read a writt...


Feds File New Charges Against Undocumented Immigrant In Kate Steinle Case

The jury apparently agreed with the defense which argued that a single shot killed Steinle accidentally after it ricocheted off of the ground before striking he...


GM sees self-driving vehicles in cities in 2019 (GM)

Once they're on the road, the vehicles' computers will constantly learn and improve. The car-maker is already testing autonomous vehicles on busy San Francisc...


Glitch Leaves American Airlines Without Pilots For Christmas Season

According to the APA, American's management disclosed a failure with the system last Friday, and as a result, thousands of flights now do not have pilots assign...


Jennifer Hudson Drops Order of Protection, Reaches Custody Agreement with Ex

The Academy Award victor, 36, and her former long-time fiance have reached a temporary agreement regarding their son's role in the separation. " David Otung...


Trump Wins Opening Round In Legal Battle Over Consumer Watchdog Agency

They also say that Mulvaney, who once called the CFPB "a joke ...in a sick, sad kind of way" is not the person who should be running it. Mulvaney again on ...


Uber Banned From Operating in Israel

That's why Uber launched pilot services UberNight and UberDay , which required passengers to pay the private drivers reimbursement fees for expenses includin...


Meredith to buy Time Inc. for $1.85 billion

Meredith approached Time again earlier this year, but those discussions also stalled when Meredith reportedly failed to secure enough bank financing for the a...


Merkel rules out new elections for Germany; coalition deadlock continues

If Merkel can't put together a coalition, the only options would be a minority government or a new election, months after the September 24 vote. "And I abso...


No. 8 Ohio State loses JT Barrett in 3rd quarter at MI

Haskins played solidly after replacing Barrett, completing six of seven passes for 94 yards, and guided the Buckeyes back from a 20-14 deficit to secure the vic...


Military Staffers On Trump's Asia Visit Investigated For Improper Conduct With Women

The Post reports that the three service members worked for the White House Communications Agency, which works with White House officials to provide secure c...


Miley Cyrus fans are scratching their heads over the pop-star's tummy

She made a decision to quit eating all animal products after the death of her beloved dog Flyod in 2014. We're growing old gracefully on #GirlsWithGoals this...


Chiefs Sign Former Jets Cornerback Darrelle Revis

Many believed his contract would have to match the Jets dead cap to bring him back to the game, but it seems as if the love for the game is bringing Revis bac...


Meg Whitman to step down as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The company's P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 76.32 and Forward P/E ratio of 11.81. The leadership shuffle came as HPE gave a forecast for earnings in the fi...


Bali volcano spews smoke and ash again

At one stage, after authorities put Agung's alert status at the highest level of four in September, more than 130,000 people left their homes. Since then the ...


Uber hacked and paid up $100000 for concealed data

Forty-eight states have security breach notification laws which require companies to disclose when hackers access private information, including California, w...


Marvell to buy chip company Cavium for $6 billion

Shares of Marvell were down 0.8 percent to $20.14, while Cavium was up 7 percent at $81.14 in early trading. The exchange ratio was based on a purchase price ...


1.3 million New Jerseyans Expected to Travel for the Thanksgiving Holiday: AAA

For those flying, the worst travel days are expected to be Wednesday and Sunday. In all, about 1.4 million Georgians are expected to travel over the holidays, b...


A Crash Course for First-Time Black Friday Shoppers

It's hard to know which stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day. The likes of Amazon began rolling back the prices as early as last week in a bid to beat the ch...


U.S. files suit to block US$85b AT&T-Time Warner merger

More recently, deal progress was delayed as the DOJ antitrust head, Makan Delrahim worked with AT&T on competitive remedies . Monday's announcement comes t...


Uber to buy 24000 Volvo SUVs for its driverless fleet

So a year ago Volvo partnered with Uber to deliver the XC90 to the ride firm to add their own self-driving capabilities and trial the whole thing out in Pit...


Keystone Pipeline leaks 210000 gallons of oil

While the company reported the spill in a public statement , Buzzfeed notes there was an approximately four-and-a-half hour gap between when the company sa...


Holiday cheer starts early at Whole Foods

Amazon says it will email Prime members a coupon starting Wednesday to buy organic or antibiotic-free turkeys for about 50 cents a pound cheaper than other cust...