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Gatwick Airport hit by global computer system crash - is YOUR flight affected?

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The outage affected more than 130 airlines who all use the system to help manage flight reservations and luggage services. Such network problems are not at all unusual, but they're usually confined to specific airlines and airports. In response to the BBC , Amadeus explained that a "network issue" caused the disruption. The cause of the problem, described as an "IT glitch" by Gatwick, is now unclear. Read More »

Roku IPO Gives it $1.3 Billion Value

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Roku generated $199.7 million in revenue during the first half of this year, up 23% from $162.3 million during the same time last year. Snapchat owner Snap Inc (SNAP.N), and meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron Holdings Inc ( APRN .N), which listed in the first-half of the year are trading well below their listing prices. Read More »

Twitter begins trials for 280-character limit

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Twitter is testing out an extension of the limit to 280 characters for all languages except Japanese , Chinese , and Korean . There were rumors of a 10,000 character word limit but that plan looks like it's been dropped. Rosen says that some languages, such as Japanese , allow people to convey nearly twice as much information from the same number of characters. The experiment will not be with Chinese , Japanese , or Korean languages, which convey more information in smaller ... Read More »

'Unusual activity' reported on credit cards used at Sonic locations

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A data breach of the payment system belonging to USA fast-food chain Sonic Drive-In may have resulted in up to five million customers having their credit card details stolen. Anyone who has recently visited a SONIC and used a card to pay should monitor their accounts carefully and report any discrepancies to their financial institution. Read More »

Olympics: JOC 'looking forward to Pyeongchang'

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Russian Federation said security was each host country's responsibility and China's foreign ministry said it was not aware of any plans for the its Olympic team to not attend. The U.S. Olympic committee said it was working with authorities to ensure the safety of its delegation, while Russian Federation said security was each host country's responsibility and China's foreign ministry said it was not aware of any plans for its Olympic team to not attend. Read More »

10 most popular cities for worldwide travelers in 2017

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Bangkok reigns in the top spot once again, for two years in a row now, dethroning London of its prior glory. Globally, Bangkok topped in the world in terms of worldwide overnight visitors with 19.41 million with growth forecast of 4 per cent followed by London at 19.06 million and Paris at 15.45 million. Read More »

Equifax CEO abruptly retires following massive cyber attack

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Smith will receive his $18.4 million pension and retirement benefits upon leaving, an Equifax spokesperson said . In a statement on Tuesday, Richard Smith said he was retiring with immediate effect to enable the business to be taken forward under someone else's leadership. Read More »

Uber CEO apologizes to London users for company's mistakes

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The group's concerns included inadequate security checks for Uber drivers, a lack of action over serious criminal allegations and a lack of transparency for law enforcement agencies. The newspaper City AM has described the TfL decision as "political" saying, "Anyone who has used the app will know that TfL's decision to ban it on the grounds of safety is freaky, given that customers can track their ride via Global Positioning System and share their location and driver details with friends". Read More »

Yelling Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Hearing

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Paul said he wants a bill that would rely more on market forces in the health insurance industry. Outside analysts note that the Cassidy-Graham numbers themselves show an overall loss to the states. Susan Collins - who said on CNN Sunday that she couldn't envision a scenario in which she would support the bill -- expects a partial score from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Read More »

Rhode Island gas prices down 3 cents per gallon

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States with the lowest average gasoline prices: Missouri, $2.28; Oklahoma, $2.29; OH, $2.30; IN, $2.33; Arkansas, $2.34; Kansas, $2.36; IL, $2.37; Louisiana, $2.38; MS, $2.41, and MI, $2.42. The national average Monday was $2.57. It's the second week in a row the Saginaw, Bay City and Midland areas had the lowest and the Marquette area had the highest. Read More »

Sydney Airport Loses Air Traffic Control

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About 15 planes can land and depart per hour using manual air traffic control methods, but there are usually about 50 movements per hour. Peter McGuane, the executive secretary at the air traffic controllers' union, Civil Air, said the outage caused a ripple effect nationwide, especially at the east coast's two other major airports of Melbourne and Brisbane. Read More »

Target Boosts Hourly Minimum Wage to $11

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Target said that the wage increase beginning in October will also apply to the 100,000 temporary employees the retailer plans to bring aboard ahead of the holiday season, a 43% increase from past year. The urban minimum wage experiments, enacted in Seattle and San Francisco, have strained the local economies as small businesses, particularly restaurants, struggle to adapt. Read More »

Marquez wins, Rossi fifth in Aragon MotoGP thriller

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Pedrosa was attacking Rossi for fourth place on lap 15 and managed to get ahead of the Italian on the main straight. "I'm very happy for the victory but I am happier because I didn't feel like I expected with the bike". Aleix Espargaró matched Aprilia's best result to date in sixth, ahead of Dovizioso, with Alvaro Bautista top of the satellite machines in eighth. "I was fighting against the bike all the race", he said. Read More »

Were Analysts Bearish Ashmore Group plc (LON:ASHM) This Week?

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The stock rose 0.29% or $0.14 reaching $49.08 per share. Renaissance Technologies Llc reported 0.09% stake. The original version of this report can be viewed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/09/23/christopher-loughlin-sells-11437-shares-of-pennon-group-plc-pnn-stock.html. Read More »

Korea's ruling party asks N. Korea, US to halt war of words

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South Korea says Kim Jong Un's rebuke against U.S. President Donald Trump marked the first time a North Korean leader directly issued a statement to the global community under his name. It mentioned, among a string of examples, how People's Daily had said North Korea's weapons program was "a noose put around its own neck". "All of our endeavors are to prevent war from breaking out and maintain peace", Moon said in his speech. Read More »

Nifty falls 1.56% amid sell-off

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Key Indian equity indices provisionally closed in the red on Thursday as investors remained cautious over another rate-hike in December signalled by the US Federal Reserve . India's volatility index (VIX), which measures investors expectation about the near term volatility jumped 10.12 per cent on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) signalling the high amount of nervousness in the market. Read More »

German PMI surges to 6-1/2 year high as manufacturing booms

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Further, the IHS Markit Flash Germany Manufacturing PMI recorded a reading of 60.6 in September, up from August's 59.3, to signaling the sharpest monthly improvement in overall factory business conditions since April 2011. IHS Markit's flash services purchasing managers' index fell to 55.1 from the 21-month high of 56.0 in August, marking a two-month low and below expectations for a reading of 55.9. Read More »

Mobile and Sprint could agree on merger deal in October

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A merger would join the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the U.S., leaving the country with three major nationwide carriers including Verizon Wireless and AT&T . T-Mobile and Sprint are nearing a potential merger . At the time, T-Mobile was struggling, and Sprint was looking at absorbing the then-tinier carrier. Read More »

Treasury yields, dollar gain; Fed keeps Dec rate hike on table

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Consumers continue to spend, and business investment is "picking up", the Fed said. Market-based measures of inflation compensation remain low; survey-based measures of longer-term inflation expectations are little changed, on balance. The Fed views the job market as strengthening, but it notes that inflation is running below its 2 percent annual target. "Storm-related disruptions and rebuilding will affect economic activity in the near term, but past experience suggests that the storms ... Read More »

Ryanair offers €10000 pay rise to hang on to pilots

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However, after an intervention from the Civil Aviation Authority the airline will now have to accommodate passengers on rival airlines - if necessary. "Whilst I appreciate that most Ryanair passengers will likely be rerouted on the same day on another Ryanair flight, many will not", wrote CAA consumers and markets group director Richard Moriarty in a letter to O'Leary dated September 19. Read More »

Fed agency urging corporate cybersecurity upgrades is hacked

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The hackers exploited a software glitch in the test filing component of the system to gain access to non-public information, the agency said. The SEC discovered the possibility of illegal trades based on the information in August. What's more, the report revealed that the regulator had failed to encrypt information and adequately apply important recommended security procedures. Read More »

Honor 8 Pro, Honor 6X Smartphones Now Available On Flipkart

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There's also an EMI option, which starts at Rs 2,377. For now, here are the smartphones with the biggest discounts on Amazon India , and if you're wondering, they're arranged in no particular order. A 32-inches LG LED TV is now being offered at a rate that is 29% off, making it available for Rs 17,490 from Rs 24,490. Apart from this, the e-commerce giant has also announced that it will make exclusive tie-ups with major brands and offer EMIs on products for customers. Read More »

Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman, dies

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Bettencourt, who died late on Wednesday at the age of 94, was the main shareholder in the world's top cosmetics company L'Oreal, with a personal fortune estimated by Forbes magazine in March at $39.5 billion (33 billion euros). The first and worst case involved her financial manager, who was accused of transferring cash envelopes to members of the party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy during his election campaign. Read More »

AMD is making a self-driving AI processor for Tesla

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According to CNBC , Tesla's Autopilot (hardware and software) team is now headed by Jim Keller who previously worked with AMD and Apple . News of Tesla's deal with AMD broke just days after Intel revealed that it has had a long-standing partnership with Waymo, Google's self-driving vehicle company. Read More »

Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LYG) Facts and Figures

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The company has market cap of $162.62 million. Nuveen Build America Bond Opportunity Fund is a diversified closed-end management investment fund. The most current P/E ratio is 21.27 and the market value is 82.09B. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, July 22 with "Underperform". The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ: VOD ) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, June 13 by Macquarie Research. Read More »