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Bitcoin surges past $15000 because why not

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In countries like Zimbabwe, the digital currency hit $13,000 when around the world bitcoin was only around $8,000. Featured image via Pixabay . The price of a single bitcoin soared this week from under $10,000 to more than $17,000 before slumping back down to around $15,000, according to data from CoinDesk , which values bitcoin based on data from four exchanges, including Coinbase . Read More »

China says Indian drone violated its airspace, crashed

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The claim was first made by Zhang Shuili, deputy head of the combat bureau of China's Western Theater Command's joint staff department, who said an Indian unmanned aerial vehicle had recently intruded into China's airspace and crashed. Beijing was also uneasy about India's plan to intensify surveillance and build as many as 50 more outposts and 25 roads near the border, including a 150km road in Uttarakhand in the central sector, which has largely remained peaceful over the years. Read More »

'Jhakaas' Anil Kapoor joins Salman Khan on Race 3 sets

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Salman Khan's upcoming movie Race 3 has been grabbing the headlines for its intriguing cast since it was announced as several big-wigs are seen collaborating for the movie. "The makers of Race 3 have been talking for a while about Anil being in the film. He's coming back to the " Race ". Apart from Salman, Anil and Jacqueline, the film also stars Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah. Read More »

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Raping 17 Year Old

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When they arrived in one suite, Singer allegedly forced the teen the floor, shoved Guzman's face against his crotch, and demanded oral sex. When Sanchez-Guzman refused, Singer allegedly forced him onto a bed and raped him. Herman and another attorney representing Egan paid Ancier an undisclosed seven-figure settlement for malicious prosecution. The accusations come days after Singer was sacked by Twentieth Century Fox from their production of a Freddie Mercury biopic that only had two ... Read More »

Sensex surges 301 points to surpass 33000-mark, Nifty above 10250

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Here are the key highlights, which will affect the market today. The BSE Sensex closed at 32,949.21 points - up 352.03 points or 1.08 per cent - from its previous close. Domestic institutional investors were net buyers as they bought shares worth Rs926.68 crore on Thursday, while foreign portfolio investors offloaded equities amounting to Rs1,075.62 crore, provisional data showed. Read More »

Bettman says NHL will consider Seattle expansion bid

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The group that will apply for a Seattle team includes Jerry Bruckheimer, a Hollywood producer, and David Bonderman, a private equity CEO. "It is envisioned that the terms of an expansion agreement, would it go forward, would basically be the same as Las Vegas - except the price", Bettman said, speaking at the league's Board of Governors meeting. Read More »

Arizona's Trent Franks Expected to Resign

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Franks were "credible" and that he had personally urged Mr. Franks to resign. "Last night, my wife was admitted to the hospital in Washington, D.C., due to an ongoing ailment". Trent is now serving his eight term in Congress - he was first elected in 2002. Franks said he is coming under investigation for talking to two former female staffers of his about being surrogates for his children. Read More »

Evaluate Analyst's Opinions:: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

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Wal-Mart Stores ( WMT)'s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R is sitting at -52.68. The institutional investor owned 244,022 shares of the retailer's stock after buying an additional 57,900 shares during the period. Analysts believe change in business scape could put Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.at a drawback, but in terms of 26.01 PE firm is above Services sector. This repurchase authorization authorizes the retailer to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Read More »

Airlines are banning 'smart' luggage

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If it's not possible to remove the battery from the bag, the bag won't be allowed on the plane. The bags generally have USB ports where customers can recharge their phones and other devices. If the bag will be traveling in the cabin, the battery can remain installed as long as it is powered off. In an emailed statement, Laura Brown, a spokeswoman with the FAA, said the airlines' actions are "consistent with our guidance that lithium ion batteries should not be carried in the cargo hold". Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Sale Debuts in India from 12 PM IST

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The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus feature 18:9 screens, but there's a difference in the screen size. As for the cameras, both devices are treated equally and get a 12 MP rear camera and 5 MP selfie camera. 12,700). We're still not sure about the Indian launch of the 2 new handsets but we're pretty sure Xiaomi will hurry the launch before the end of December. Read More »

Mecklenburg County won't pay hacker, Kinston had previous ransomware attack

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Such attacks are becoming more common - and more sophisticated. "It will take time, but with patience and hard work, all of our systems will be back up and running as soon as possible". "Our priorities are going to be systems that affect health and human services, like the Department of Social Services, Health Services, Child Support Services", Diehl said. Read More »

Japan Airlines pumps millions into supersonic passenger jet

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The exemption would be an interim measure, Scholl says, as Boom continues to work with the ICAO on a harmonised global standard for regulating community noise created by supersonic aircraft. The deal includes options for 20 aircraft. A total of five airlines, including JAL and Virgin, have committed to buy up to 76 Boom airliners. "JAL's passionate, visionary team offers decades of practical knowledge and wisdom on everything from the passenger experience to technical operations", Scholl ... Read More »

House Of Cards WILL return with Robin Wright as the lead

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Rumours have swirled for weeks about how the final season might play out, with Netflix having axed Spacey from all promotional materials on its website. For those mourning the loss of a Frank Underwood gone too soon, don't fret. But writing Spacey out of House of Cards shouldn't be hard as in the books by Michael Dobbs - which inspired the series - Frank dies. Read More »

Apple To Be Charged $15 Billion As Back Tax By Ireland

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However, last year, the Commission came to the ruling that this is an example of illegal state aid and threatened Apple with harsh consequences if it didn't cough up $13 billion in owed taxes. Earlier this month, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that he did not "want to be in a situation where the Irish Government has to take Apple to court because the European Commission is taking the Irish Government to court". Read More »

Oklahoma RB Anderson accused of sexual assault; he denies it

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The petition filed against Anderson on Monday alleges the Sooners' rushing leader forced himself on the woman on November 16 and that she remembers "feeling like (she) couldn't get away". Anderson's Oklahoma City-based attorney, Derek Chance , released a statement to multiple news outlets Tuesday morning refuting the claims and stating Anderson's innocence. Read More »

World's largest Starbucks store to open in China

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There's a two-story copper cask, a European-style bakery and augmented reality experiences sprinkled throughout, powered with tech from China's Alibaba Group. The U.S. -based coffee chain has seen China as a key market, where sales grew seven percent versus a three percent growth in the rest of the world in the past year, according to a company statement. Read More »

21st Century Fox Buyout Reports

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Analysts await Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc . Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership invested in 0.03% or 2.04 million shares. North Star Investment Management Corp. Fox's stock rose 1.5% in afternoon trade, while Disney shares fell 2.2%. BTIG Research downgraded Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc . (NASDAQ: FOXA ) has declined 2.90% since December 5, 2016 and is downtrending. Read More »

IATA: Global passenger demand rebounded in October

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The inventory-to-sales ratio in the U.S. is looking sideways, thereby indicating that the period when companies look to restock inventories quickly-which often gives air cargo a boost-has ended. Worldwide traffic for North American carriers grew 3.7% during the month (compared to 3% in September) as global capacity in the region grew 5.2%, causing the region's global load factor to slide 1.1 points YOY to 79.2%. Read More »

Cinnabon fuses cookie, cinnamon bun for new treat on National Cookie Day

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Hershey's just released a new goodie called Cookie Layer Crunch, which combines "crunchy cookie texture, layered with a decadent filing, all wrapped in creamy, genuine Hershey's Chocolate". The offer is available until 11:59 p.m.at participating locations. Coolhaus : Get a free cookie at Coolhaus scoop shops with the purchase of any sammie, scoop or shake. Read More »

YouTube To Deploy Reviewers To Filter Extremist, Disturbing Videos

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YouTube is taking stern actions to protect its users against inappropriate content with stricter policies and larger enforcement teams, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said in a blog post . According to Wojcicki, YouTube spent previous year "testing new systems to combat emerging and evolving threats" and invested in "powerful new machine learning technology", and is now ready to employ this expertise to tackle "problematic content". Read More »

Exchanges Set To Launch Bitcoin Futures Trading

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Naeem Aslam, Think Markets analyst, said that the reports Britain wants to hike regulation of bitcoin and other digital currencies. CME is not the only US exchange that is going to add bitcoin futures to their product offerings. Market data from bitcoin exchanges Bitstamp, GDAX, itBit, and Kraken will be used to calculate CME's once-a-day Bitcoin Reference Rate (BBR). The announcement from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that it will allow the futures to be traded was ... Read More »

Saskatchewan's unemployment rate goes up while national rate goes down

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Nationally, unemployment sat at 5.6. per cent, down from 6.3 per cent in October, and 6.8 per cent in November 2016. That rate is the country's lowest since February 2008, months before the Great Recession took its toll on the economy. "The Sask. Party's approach of cutting important programs and services and giving tax breaks to the wealthy and well-connected is doing nothing to create or even protect Saskatchewan jobs". Read More »

Infosys appoints Salil S Parekh as CEO & MD

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U.B. Pravin Rao will step down as the interim CEO and MD on January 2, 2018 and continue as Chief Operating Officer and a whole-time director of the company, according to the statement. He had been associated with Capgemini Parekh for over 25 years now. The year-long, public fight ended in Vishal Sikka resigning as CEO in August, three years after he had been handpicked for the job by Murthy himself. Read More »

NatWest branches to close in Newport and Bridgnorth

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Approximately 680 jobs will be cut, according to RBS. In England and Wales the number of NatWest branches will fall to 655. A spokeswoman said more people were choosing to bank online , and that customers could also do some bank at post office branches. Read More »

CME Group Inc (CME) Will Launch Bitcoin Futures On Dec. 18

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CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo warned investors, however, that the nascent underlying bitcoin cash markets remained largely unregulated and mostly beyond the commission's purview. "At launch, our new bitcoin futures contract will be subject to a variety of risk management tools, including an initial margin of 35%, position and intraday price limits, and a number of other risk and credit controls that CME Group offers on all of its products". Read More »

GDP growth expands to 6.3 per cent, boost to govt

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also echoed similar views and credited the manufacturing sector as primarily the driving factor for the growth. However, the growth of eight core-sector industries slowed to 4.7 per cent in October and agriculture growth slumped to 1.7 per cent. Read More »

Barnes & Noble Q2 Results Miss Estimates; Stock Down

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Texas Permanent School Fund increased its stake in Barnes & Noble by 0.8% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of OH now owns 53,075 shares of the specialty retailer's stock valued at $491,000 after acquiring an additional 708 shares during the period. Read More »

Applebee's offering Long Island iced teas for $1

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The chain, in fact, had their spot blown up when an anonymous employee revealed to the world what they were actually drinking . The chain announced Thursday that it is offering Long Island Iced Teas - or Dollar L.I.T.s - for just $1 all December. Read More »