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Markets Women can't run airlines, says gaffe-prone Qatar Airways chief
Author: 0 Women can't run airlines, says gaffe-prone Qatar Airways chief

The airline pointed to a Bloomberg News interview in which he said he had not meant to refer to all women at the company. He defended his airline's record of gender diversity, saying 44 percent of its staff were female. "Qatar Airways firmly believes in gender equality in the workplace and our airline has been a pioneer in our region in this regard, as the first airline to employ female pilots, as one of the first to train and employ female engineers, and with females represented through ...

Markets Eight US states have primaries on Tuesday. Here’s what to watch for
Author: 0 Eight US states have primaries on Tuesday. Here’s what to watch for

There are 268,000 registered Sonoma County voters and county election workers mailed out 210,000 ballots. Five governor's mansions. Five senate seats. Watkins said Nunes' staunch support for President Trump has not harmed him. Cox is conservative and so is she, Gallistil, 62, of Fresno, said. The battle for the top spots is particularly dramatic in the 48th Congressional District, where voters chose Democrat Hillary Clinton over Republican Trump in the 2016 presidential election but ...

Author: 0 Apple is adding grouped notifications to iOS 12

On Monday, expect a peek at iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 and macOS 10.14, which will be named after a random California tourist spot. When will iOS 12 come out? Improved face tracking, realistic rendering, 3D object detection, persistent and shared experiences.

Markets Apple WWDC 2018: How to watch the keynote address
Author: 0 Apple WWDC 2018: How to watch the keynote address

The keynote address will begin at 10 a.m. PDT. The event will be live-streamed various platforms. iPhone, iPad and Mac users can head to the official website on Safari and stream the live event. Google unveiled similar Android tools at its developer conference last month. iOS is Apple's most used, and most lucrative, operating system, so it tends to get the biggest chunk of time during these press events.

Markets Merkel comments on euro zone reform show move towards French position
Author: 0 Merkel comments on euro zone reform show move towards French position

Merkel also called for European cooperation on migration and asylum programs. A French government source said, however, that more work still needed to be done for an "ambitious agreement on the monetary union". Today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to rule out debt relief for Italy. She said that while solidarity among members of the single currency bloc was important, "solidarity among euro partners should never lead to a debt union, rather it must be about helping others to ...

Markets Google won't renew Pentagon AI project after employees protest
Author: 0 Google won't renew Pentagon AI project after employees protest

Google won't continue working with the Department of Defense on its Project Maven once its existing contract runs out, at least according to a new report . They also show that Google competed with Amazon to secure a vaunted slot on Project Maven, and that the contract was "directly related " to a cloud computing contract worth billions of dollars.

Markets Deutsche Bank US operations ‘troubled,’ Fed says
Author: 0 Deutsche Bank US operations ‘troubled,’ Fed says

The new chief executive of Deutsche Bank is already "sick and tired" of the bad news emanating from Germany's beleaguered banking giant, following a fresh stream of negative headlines overnight. However, Deutsche Bank acknowledged in a statement that "our regulators have identified various areas for improvement relating to our control environment and infrastructure".

Markets MSCI nod gives foreign investors chance to share China's market dividends
Author: 0 MSCI nod gives foreign investors chance to share China's market dividends

That may sound like a lot, but it's relatively small compared to the $8 trillion total market capitalization of the A-shares market, which is essentially the second-largest market in the world after the roughly $30 trillion USA market. Shares of iShares MSCI China ETF traded up $0.56, hitting $68.83, during mid-day trading on Thursday, according to Marketbeat Ratings . While fund managers' strategies are hard to predict, many analysts had forecast inflows of $10 billion around the inclusion.

Markets ShoppingTown Sears employees say store will close in September
Author: 0 ShoppingTown Sears employees say store will close in September

The exact closing date and start of liquidation sales was not announced , but the company indicated they could begin by June 14. Sears remains committed towards achieving a positive EBITDA for the full year and unlocking the "full potential of our assets for our shareholders", Lampert said.

Markets Oil prices steady amid U.S. supply growth, OPEC uncertainty
Author: 0 Oil prices steady amid U.S. supply growth, OPEC uncertainty

Brent crude is 0.9 per cent higher this week, even as investors await news on whether OPEC and its allies will agree to boost production. At 434.5 million barrels, US crude oil inventories are in the lower half of the average range for this time of year, according to EIA.

Markets Vermont is offering remote workers $10000 to move to its state
Author: 0 Vermont is offering remote workers $10000 to move to its state

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development may further clarify the eligibility for the program in the coming months. But there are several catches - you must work remotely, and the money can only be used on certain expenses, including relocation costs, computer equipment and software, internet access and co-working memberships, reports CNN Money .

Markets Italian bonds rebound on coalition deal
Author: 0 Italian bonds rebound on coalition deal

The continent's euroskeptic politicians cheered the birth of the new Italian government coalition of the 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League party. Despite decrying Italy's long history of installing unelected technocrats, the parties suggested Conte as prime minister . "It's a victory of democracy over intimidation and threats from the European Union", said Le Pen, who shares the League's anti-immigrant stance.

Author: 0 Google won't renew its contract to develop AI for United States military drones

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), citing sources at Google, says top executive Diane Greene told staff yesterday that there would be no follow-up after the current contract with the US Pentagon expires next March. A Google spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment. Leaked internal emails also revealed that Google tried to hide the scope of its dealings with the Pentagon.

Markets Italy's short-term borrowing costs soar, euro tumbles as crisis deepens
Author: 0 Italy's short-term borrowing costs soar, euro tumbles as crisis deepens

But investors have dropped long-standing bets that the European Central Bank would hike rates in June 2019 amid signs of weaker economic growth in the euro zone and market turmoil associated with a political crisis in Italy . The euro zone's banks index sank 2pc and was on track for its biggest monthly drop since the Brexit vote in June 2016. Many young people in Italy move to other nations.

Author: 0 Deutsche Bank gets ECB, key investor support as S&P questions strategy

US regulators in March warned Europe's biggest investment bank it must act more urgently to fix lapses described in a series of settlements with the Federal Reserve over the past few years, Bloomberg reported in May. Deutsche Bank, the ECB and its biggest investor sought to reassure shareholders and staff of its financial strength on Friday after S&P cut its rating and questioned its plan to return to profitability.

Markets United States allies vow to retaliate over Trump's metal tariffs
Author: 0 United States allies vow to retaliate over Trump's metal tariffs

China has already imposed duties on $3 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation for the steel and aluminium tariffs . A 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and 10 per cent tariff on aluminium imports would be imposed on the EU, Canada and Mexico starting at midnight local time, Ross told reporters.

Markets Energy, banks fuel Wall Street's rebound, S&P 500 erases losses
Author: 0 Energy, banks fuel Wall Street's rebound, S&P 500 erases losses

The Dow Jones industrial average fell roughly 390 points - or 1.58 percent - amid losses in Goldman Sachs, Boeing , and J.P. Morgan Chase. The S&P 500 index rose 30 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,720. Cloud-based business software maker Salesforce.com ( CRM.N ) rose 1.9 percent and computer and printer maker HP Inc ( HPQ.N ) jumped 4.0 percent after both companies raised their full-year profit forecasts.

Markets What does GDPR mean for Internet users?
Author: 0 What does GDPR mean for Internet users?

Facebook, Google's Andriod OS, Instagram and WhatsApp are the companies at the heart of the data security complaints . But privacy experts say many small- and mid-sized Canadian companies have only recently become aware that they may be covered by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation , which was adopted by the 27-country regional government in 2016 with a two-year delay before enforcement starting on May 25, 2018.

Markets U.S. allies hit back at Trump administration's steel, aluminum tariffs
Author: 0 U.S. allies hit back at Trump administration's steel, aluminum tariffs

Canada also offered aid immediately after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. "It is entirely inappropriate to view any trade with Canada as a national security threat to the United States", she said. Ross downplayed the threats of retaliation from those countries, but said talks could continue even amid the dispute to try to find a solution. "This doesn't bode well for NAFTA negotiations".

Markets Amazon is encouraging Australians to pirate ebooks
Author: 0 Amazon is encouraging Australians to pirate ebooks

The retail giant said it would subject Australians to the process known as "geoblocking" from July 1, when a 10 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) applies to imported online goods worth less than A$1,000 ($756). Ms. Wong, the visually impaired Amazon customer, said the company's main site offered products she just couldn't get from Australian retailers, including many created to help visually impaired people like her.