- Wall St. falls as FBI to review more Clinton emails
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:22:28 -0400 -
U.S. stocks declined in a volatile session on Friday but were able to partially recover from a sharp drop spurred by news the FBI will review more emails related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email use. Each of the three major indexes on Wall Street fell to session lows, with the S&P 500 dropping 1 percent in an hour, after FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to several congressional Republicans the agency had learned of the existence of emails that appeared to be pertinent to its investigation. "The headline hit, everyone panicked for a second that it was going to affect the outcome of the election," said Stephen Massocca, chief investment officer at Wedbush Equity Management LLC in San Francisco.
- Madoff trustee reaches $277 million accord with money manager's family
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:02:04 -0400 -
Irving Picard, the trustee, said victims will receive at least $232 million of cash, and the rights to $30.7 million of assets that are expected to be sold. A separate $15 million fund will pay claims by California investors, resolving litigation by that state's Attorney General Kamala Harris, and which had been brought in 2009 by her predecessor, California Governor Jerry Brown. Friday's settlement requires approval by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart Bernstein in Manhattan, who oversees the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 22.
- BMW recalling 154,472 vehicles in U.S., Canada over fuel pumps
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:58:59 -0400 -
DETROIT (Reuters) - BMW is recalling 154,472 vehicles registered in the United States and Canada for a fuel pump problem that could cause stalling, according to a filing with U.S. safety regulators and BMW.
- Soybean exports power U.S. economy to best performance in two years
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:39:03 -0400 -
The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in two years in the third quarter as a surge in soybean exports and a rebound in inventory investment offset a slowdown in consumer spending. The labor market is near full employment and price pressures have been steadily increasing, raising confidence that inflation will gradually move towards the Fed's 2.0 percent target.
- Belgium's regional parliaments back EU-Canada trade deal
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:22:22 -0400 -
By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The parliament of Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia and other regional assemblies voted in favour of a planned EU-Canada trade agreement on Friday, ending opposition that had threatened to destroy the entire deal. Lawmakers of Wallonia, which led resistance to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), voted 58 for and five against, after Belgian politicians agreed to an addendum on Thursday to allay concerns after weeks of tough negotiations [nL8N1CX4UP]. The parliaments of Brussels and the French-speaking community also approved the deal later on Friday, as expected, given similar Socialist-led coalitions in control.
- Exclusive: Ackman's Pershing Square shakes up fees amid losses
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:18:29 -0400 -
Billionaire investor Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management is offering its hedge fund clients new fee arrangements following a second straight year of losses, according to a letter to investors on Thursday seen by Reuters. The new share class is in response to requests from existing clients, including a large pension fund, according to a person familiar with the situation. "The fee arrangement was designed to accommodate certain investors that expressed interest in retaining a greater share of returns in low to moderate return scenarios in return for rewarding us with a greater share of returns in higher return scenarios," Pershing Square wrote in the letter.
- Deutsche settlement over Russia trades possible in 2017: sources
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:20:45 -0400 -
By Kathrin Jones, Arno Schuetze and Karen Freifeld FRANKFURT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. and U.K authorities have made progress in their investigation into allegations that Deutsche Bank helped its clients in Russia disguise suspicious trades, and a settlement could come by the first half of next year, people familiar with the matter said. The U.S. Department of Justice, New York's Department of Financial Services and the UK's Financial Conduct Authority each launched investigations into the so-called Russian "mirror trades," which allegedly involved clients using Deutsche Bank to buy securities in rubles only to sell them shortly after in a foreign currency, Reuters previously reported. Deutsche Bank, the U.S. Justice Department, New York's Department of Financial Services and the Financial Conduct Authority all declined to comment on the matter.
- Morgan Stanley COO Jim Rosenthal to retire at end of year: memo
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:09:04 -0400 -
(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley chief operating officer Jim Rosenthal will retire at the end of the year.
- Baker Hughes-GE talks come after difficult time for both companies
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:31:06 -0400 -
Industrial giant General Electric Co and oilfield services company Baker Hughes, both beset by difficulties during oil's two-year price rout, may have a clear path out of the doldrums: join forces. GE said Thursday it was in discussions with Baker Hughes Inc but not to acquire the company outright. Baker Hughes said Friday talks were ongoing.
- VW says 1.23 million diesel cars have been refitted with software update
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:51:38 -0400 -
BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said it has refitted 1.23 million diesel cars with a software update on pollution control systems as it pushes steps to overcome its emissions scandal.
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- UK court rules Uber drivers are employees, not contractors
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:49:15 -0400 -
The ride-hailing service has long maintained its drivers are independent contractors. In a decision that could majorly impact the gig economy, British judges disagree.
- Amazon boxes + Transformers = Amazon Prime Halloween costume
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:21:16 -0400 -
If Optimus Prime from "Transformers" offered two-day delivery, he'd look like this Amazon Prime Halloween costume.
- Why big data leaders must worry about IoT security
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:08:59 -0400 -
The security risks associated with IoT devices cannot be ignored. If your big data plans include IoT devices, follow these four steps to reduce your chances of a security breach.
- 'Star Trek: TNG' meets 'Aliens' in upcoming comic book series
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:03:02 -0400 -
They mostly come at night, mostly, but this new comic miniseries is coming in April. Watch your backs, red-shirted ensigns.
- Amazon Prime's latest destination: China
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:58:39 -0400 -
The move follows Amazon's expansion into India in July.
- Halloween gets bizarre at George R.R. Martin's sci-fi fun house
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:55:59 -0400 -
"House of Halloween" transports visitors to a meticulously detailed, $2.7 million world of science fiction and art, with pit stops in alternate universes along the way.
- 3 ways Apple's new TV app will change the viewing experience on Apple TV
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:54:44 -0400 -
Analysis: Fresh off a hands-on demo of the new streaming video aggregation app, coming in December to Apple TV boxes, iPads and iPhones, we'll tell you what you need to know.
- FBI: New Hillary Clinton emails have surfaced in server case
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:53:54 -0400 -
The bureau is looking into whether emails, related to her use of a personal email server for government business, contain classified information or "significant" material.
- Amy Schumer's 'Formation' parody turns lemonade into lemons
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:40:44 -0400 -
Sound Bites: Amy Schumer enrages the BeyHive, Drake releases two new singles, and Spotify stays free.
- Hunting for yetis in a Skoda Yeti: Our week on Instagram
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:32:07 -0400 -
I wish I'd made that up, but no, that was Carfection's whole week.
- How to get KeepPass password protection on Android with Keepass2Android
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:12:51 -0400 -
If you're looking for a best-in-breed password safe for Android, look no further than Keepass2Android.
- Qualcomm's $47B acquisition of NXP could help power the future of productivity in cars
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:08:00 -0400 -
Qualcomm recently agreed to purchase NXP Semiconductors for a hefty sum, in a deal that could boost the development of connected cars.
- The 404 Show 1681: Spotify's 25 under 25 and Russ' Karaoke Mix (podcast)
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:04:16 -0400 - Russ takes over hosting duties with Jeff out. Thankfully he's joined by Shanon Cook of Spotify, who is making us all a bit younger with her Top 25 Artists Under 25 playlist. We also learn the secrets of Russ's karaoke mix.
- Now it's Toyota's turn to get involved in car sharing with Getaround
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:27:05 -0400 -
More and more automakers are hopping on this bandwagon.
- How to connect Dropbox to WPS Office on a supported Chromebook
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:10:44 -0400 -
If you need to easily work with documents locally and in the cloud on your Chromebook, see how to do so with a Google Play supported device, WPS Office, and Dropbox.
- Apple turns thrill into chill and our relationship is on the rocks
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:02:07 -0400 -
Technically Incorrect: After Thursday's MacBook event, why does this Apple user's relationship with the company suddenly feel stale? It's complicated.
- Fappening hacker gets 18 months in prison
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:57:32 -0400 -
The hacker illegally obtained at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts, many belonging to female celebrities.
- Everyone's saying smartwatches are over, but they're wrong
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:24:11 -0400 -
It's not time to say farewell to smartwatches just yet.
- Parts of crashed lander seen across Mars in detailed image
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:18:01 -0400 -
NASA helps the European Space Agency investigate the failed ExoMars lander with an image showing parts strewn across the planet's surface.
- PlayStation Vue now on Android TV
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:52:16 -0400 -
Android TV is the latest platform to get Sony's subscription TV service and the company says it will be coming to web browsers soon.
- Red Bull Global Rallycross sings the motor electric for 2018 season
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:45:58 -0400 -
Electric race cars will comprise a third standalone series, alongside GRC's Supercar and GRC Lites classes.
- NASA spies spooky dead star glowing at nebula's heart
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:45:57 -0400 -
Peer into the cosmic horror story of the Crab Nebula and the still-beating remnant of a star at its center.
- 1Password: The smart person's guide
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:39:00 -0400 -
This comprehensive guide covers all you need to know about 1Password, a leading password management app for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows.
- George Lucas' art museum might go ahead after all
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:35:31 -0400 -
The Star Wars creator's new designs for the Museum of Narrative Art have finally attracted interest from locals in one of two proposed locations.
- Celebgate hacker gets 18 months in prison
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:23:55 -0400 -
The hacker illegally obtained at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts, many belonging to female celebrities.
- Street View animator puts you in the driver's seat of any Google Maps trip
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:22:57 -0400 -
Sit back and let Google take you for a ride.
- Experts share their cybersecurity horror stories
- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:16:00 -0400 -
From IoT hacks to economic collapse, four security executives share their scariest hacking and attacking scenarios and shine a light on emerging cyber-threats.