Economy

Target Fidget Spinners Need to Get the Lead Out, PIRG Says

The Fidget Wild Spinner Premium Brass is also being sold on Target's website . Business Insider says that the legal limit for lead in a children's toy is 100 parts per million. Fidget spinners are still all the rage among the young crowd. Below that, it says the manufacturer categorizes the toy as being for ages "6 years and up". [Full Article...]

Eurozone growth to hit fastest in a decade in 2017

Macron is now pushing through significant labor reforms in France and hopes around those reforms, combined with his repeated calls for enhanced European economic cooperation and consolidation , have helped push growth expectations for France for 2017 up to 1.6 percent from the earlier 1.4 percent. [Full Article...]

Ex-Yahoo CEO Sorry for Hacks That Affected All 3 Billion Users

Yahoo and U.S. federal agents have blamed a separate 2014 company data breach involving 500 million accounts on Russian state-sponsored hackers. That means the perpetrators had three years to dive into Yahoo user accounts, and to any other internet accounts registered with the same usernames and passwords. [Full Article...]

Waymo's autonomous cars are already on public roads without safety drivers

Waymo's autonomous cars are already on public roads without safety drivers Google stablemate Waymo has begun testing its self-driving cars on the mean streets of Phoenix, Arizona , without a driver at the wheel. Waymo is a company created out of Google's self-driving programme, and was seen as a way to step up efforts to commercialise the firm's industry-leading efforts in autonomy. [Full Article...]

Paradise Papers Reveal Apple's Use Of Tax Havens

Paradise Papers Reveal Apple's Use Of Tax Havens The news outlet and the non-profit investigative organization cited confidential records that were obtained by the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung and shared. But Apple has come under fire both in the United States and the European Union for its tax practices. Apple has said no operations were moved from Ireland. [Full Article...]

Watch Tesla Model 3 explored in close detail

Watch Tesla Model 3 explored in close detail During a conference call with investors tonight where Musk addressed both the Model 3's production problems and the company's record $619 million quarterly loss , he yelled "SHAME" at the journalists who covered the firings, according to our own Ryan Felton, who was on the call, and numerous other reporters listening in. [Full Article...]

Broadcom bids $130 Billion to acquire Qualcomm

Shares of Qualcomm rose about 1 percent in early trading. The move would combine two of the largest makers of wireless communications chips for mobile phones and could pose a significant competitive threat to Intel, which has been looking to diversify into smartphone technology. [Full Article...]

Disney, 21st Century Fox have been in takeover talks

Disney, 21st Century Fox have been in takeover talks Reports in the Wall Street Journal and CNBC television said the discussions over the past few weeks had so far made little progress toward a deal. We'll be sure to keep you posted on this deal. That deal is now undergoing review by United Kingdom regulators. "I see lots of synergies for Disney ". [Full Article...]

New Zealand posts a big win to take series to the decider

New Zealand posts a big win to take series to the decider Black Caps captain Kane Williamson is delighted with the result. Boult started off the India tour with a bang with impressive performances in the opening two ODI matches but has since then gone off the boil a fair bit after having his worst ODI and T20I outings. [Full Article...]

Rand Paul Assaulted at Home in Kentucky, Suffered Minor Injures; Man Arrested

Rand Paul Assaulted at Home in Kentucky, Suffered Minor Injures; Man Arrested Paul suffered minor injuries , according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green , which did not describe the circumstances surrounding the incident. Rep. Kentucky State Police are investigating an alleged assault on Sen. A neighbor who witnessed the assault told WNKY-TV that Paul and Boucher are next-door neighbors and Paul was mowing his lawn at the time of ... [Full Article...]

Windsor unemployment rate up in October to 6.9%

Windsor unemployment rate up in October to 6.9% The falling unemployment rate was likely to sharpen debate among Federal Reserve policymakers, who appear likely to raise the benchmark U.S. interest rate next month despite doggedly low inflation which a vocal minority argues should keep the Fed on hold. [Full Article...]

Bitcoin Hits New Threshold as Its Price Breaks Record of $7000

Bitcoin Hits New Threshold as Its Price Breaks Record of $7000 The most popular and well-known cryptocurrency , Bitcoin, has been taking the headlines today due to the huge strength it has and surging to another high at $7,000. Legendary stock investor and billionaire Warren Buffett recently said that digital currency is in bubble territory, a concern shared by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed and Kenneth Rogoff , professor of economics and public policy... [Full Article...]

Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment period begins

Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment period begins The state has opened enrollment centers with staff to help consumers sort through their options and enroll, including one such center in Olympia operated by GHB Insurance. Officials say they cut ads because spending so much money wasn't warranted, and the scaled-back counseling programs weren't enrolling many consumers. [Full Article...]

Kremlin regrets that Twitter succumbed to bias targeting Russian media

Kremlin regrets that Twitter succumbed to bias targeting Russian media At that time, Twitter noted that RT spent $274,100 in US ads in 2016 and promoted 1,823 Tweets that definitely or potentially targeted the USA market. The announcement could be an effort to preempt legislation introduced last week by Warner and Sen. The pitch RT published on Friday shows Twitter proposing a deal that specifically included a $1.5 million budget for boosting RT's exposu... [Full Article...]

Amazon stock skyrockets after strong earnings in Q3

Net income was 256 million dollars in the third quarter or 0.52 dollar per diluted share compared with 252 million dollars or 0.52 dollar per diluted share, in third quarter 2016. Amazon's third-quarter revenue increased 34% year over year. Meanwhile, Amazon's worldwide e-commerce business fared even worse, losing $936 million during the quarter. [Full Article...]

Bad for Spurs: Club confirm huge Kane injury blow

Bad for Spurs: Club confirm huge Kane injury blow Spurs' star striker had 13 goals in 12 matches between the Premier League and Champions League, and puts Fernando Llorente in focus. The last time they were victorious in successive league games was in the 1989-90 season, when they won 1-0 at Old Trafford on December 16 and 2-1 at home on April 21. [Full Article...]

Alphabet stock surges in late trading after third quarter earnings, sales beat

Alphabet stock surges in late trading after third quarter earnings, sales beat Analysts had been expecting revenue of $21.94 billion and earnings of $8.31 per share. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $969.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $952.09. The original version of this news story can be viewed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/26/eads-heald-investment-counsel-sells-116-shares-of-alphabet-inc-googl.html. [Full Article...]

Amazon Key Lets Couriers Open You Front Door To Leave A Package

Amazon Key Lets Couriers Open You Front Door To Leave A Package This wouldn't have to be limited to Amazon deliveries either, as customers would be able to setup passcodes so that anyone that has the passcode would be able to enter the home. "Now, Prime members can select in-home delivery and conveniently see their packages being delivered right from their mobile phones". You can buy the package on Amazon and install yourself or opt for free installation. [Full Article...]

Billionaire wealth shatters $6tr barrier for first time

Billionaire wealth shatters $6tr barrier for first time The US might be the wealthiest country in the world, but it's not churning out the most billionaires. Of those, 10% were recruited by the newly rich, said the report, which surveyed 1,542 billionaires from 14 markets with an average wealth of $3.9 billion. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom growth up 0.4 pct in Q3

Sterling shot up following the release , rising more than 0.3% against both the United States dollar and the euro. The industry added 0.05 percentage points to GDP growth of 0.4% between July and September, according to figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). [Full Article...]


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