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First intimations of the attack came in the United Kingdom at about afternoon local time on Friday, by when the weekend had begun in India. The head of the European Union police agency said on Sunday the cyber assault hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries and that number would grow when people return to work on Monday.
  • Trade Desk Inc (TTD) PT Raised to $56.00

    Trade Desk Inc (TTD) PT Raised to $56.00

    Economy

    One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. 5/12/2017-Susquehanna Bancshares Inc Reiterated Rating of Positive. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 83,360 shares in the company, valued at $3,334,400. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink .
  • Men Exchange Punches On Southwest Plane, One Arrested

    Economy

    It shows two men engaged in a fistfight as a female flight attendant tries to intervene. The Burbank Police Department then took Cable into custody under charges of misdemeanor battery. The news station notes that a Southwest flight attendant tried to stop the fight, but the men tumbled on top of the attendant and the woman. Local law enforcement responded to the incident and arrested one of three passengers involved in the fight.
  • Bill Gates to new grads: 'You can start fighting inequity sooner'

    Bill Gates to new grads: 'You can start fighting inequity sooner'

    Economy

    In 14 tweets dispatched on Monday , the founder of Microsoft said that artificial intelligence, energy and biosciences are "promising fields" for young people who are just starting their careers . Gates has both said he expects AI to create breakthroughs that makes people better learners and that robots should be taxed at a rate equivalent to a human worker's income tax in order to offset the impacts of or discourage automation.
  • Trump shared sensitive information with Russians

    Economy

    The Washington Post cited current and former USA officials who said Trump shared details about an Islamic State terror threat with the Russian foreign minister and Russian ambassador. McCain also made a similar point, saying that technically, Trump "has the right" to determine with whom he wants to share classified information. Based on that information, "Russia could identify our sources or techniques", a senior USA official told the Post , although the response from Lavrov and Kislyak at ...
  • Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

    Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

    Economy

    And Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell says flatly, "This story is false" and says the president "only discussed the common threats that both countries faced". "Revealing classified information at this level is extremely risky", stated Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Senate Minority Leader. "This is really concerning that he doesn't understand that certain information you don't share with Russian Federation".
  • Employers Add 211000 Jobs, Unemployment Falls to 4.4 Percent

    Economy

    The report said the US added 211,000 nonfarm jobs in March, while the unemployment rate improved by one-tenth of a point from March to 4.4 percent - its best mark since May 2007. The unemployment rate decreased slightly from March, ticking down from 4.5 percent to 4.4 percent. According to NPR , President Obama added an average of 109,000 jobs per month during his eight years in office.
  • Soaring oil helps BP and Shell drive FTSE to new high

    Soaring oil helps BP and Shell drive FTSE to new high

    Economy

    The ministers called for the current deal among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to be extended by nine months, far longer than what analysts had hoped. A recent increase in Libyan output, together with a surge in North American production and signs of recovery in Nigeria, may undercut OPEC's strategy to re-balance the market and prop up prices.
  • Synchrony Financial (SYF) Lowered to "Neutral" at Guggenheim

    Economy

    Sell-side analysts are offering a consensus "Buy" rating on shares of Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF ). Credit Suisse Ag sold 12,909 shares as Synchrony Finl ( SYF)'s stock rose 31.51%. Doubles sold 8,109 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 28th. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC now owns 62,954 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $1,763,000 after buying an additional 785 shares in the last quarter.
  • Vodafone end pursuit of naming rights

    Vodafone end pursuit of naming rights

    Economy

    There were suggestions that Vodafone pulling out of the multi-million pound deal with stadium owners London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) was down to last month's HMRC raids. However, Vodafone today announced annual losses of £5.2bn and has reportedly decided against sponsoring the stadium on marketing grounds, ruling that the range of events at the venue is not attractive enough.