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Amazon and Google Are Cultivating Quiet Ties With Police and Military. That's Becoming a Big Problem

sensitive image-recognition technology<p>Civil rights groups are outraged about Amazon’s supply of facial recognition technology to law enforcement …

Surveillance

Eurozone economic growth rebound appears elusive

LONDON (AP) — A much-anticipated second-quarter economic pick-up across the 19-country eurozone does not appear to be materializing, if one closely-watched survey is anything to go by.<p>Financial information firm IHS Markit said Wednesday that its purchasing managers' index for the eurozone — a broad …

IHS Markit

Truck driver shortage could raise your Amazon delivery cost

The trucking industry can’t find enough drivers, a trend a trade group said will only intensify in the years ahead, which could lead to problems for consumers.<p>In 2016, the industry was short more than 36,000 drivers, according to the American Trucking Associations, which expected that number to …

Trucking

Summer blues come early as vacation unaffordable for 1 in 4

Forget about “end of summer” blues – signs of melancholy are prevalent before the season even starts.<p>According to a report published Wednesday, nearly one in four Americans (24%) say they won’t be able to go on vacation this summer because they can’t afford it.<p>What’s more, only 36% of those polled …

Employment

The UK's Hottest Start-Ups Revealed

Which British start-up businesses will form the next generation of high-growth businesses? A new ranking from Startups.co.uk claims to have the answer. Its latest annual listing of the 100 hottest new businesses in the UK features a dizzying array of newly launched companies offering everything …

Startups

U.S. airports with budget airline flights to Europe

A new breed of European budget airlines has made headlines in the U.S. by offering rock-bottom fares to Europe, sometimes for less than $70 one way.<p>Budget carrier WOW and low-cost carrier Norwegian have led the charge, garnering most of the headlines with regular fare sales and eye-popping U.S. …

Aviation

Global shares fall amid worries over U.S.-China trade, Koreas

TOKYO – Shares were mostly lower in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after President Trump raised doubts that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for June 12 will take place as planned.<p>KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 dipped in early trading, down 1.2 percent to 5,573.71, while …

Stock Markets

We're all probably a bit narcissistic — here's how you can use 4 of your dark personality traits to your advantage

Some people check their reflection out in the mirror, then ask themselves "am I a narcissist?"<p>This may be because they are hyper-aware of becoming narcissistic due to having one as a parent or an ex-partner, or it could be because of low self-confidence and an overwhelming desire to be …

Narcissism

SoftBank has agreed to sell its entire 21% stake in Flipkart to Walmart

SoftBank, the Japan-based telecom and internet giant, has finally agreed to sell its 21% stake holdings in Flipkart, a report in The Economic Times said. The same report also said that the company is ready to work out the tax issues that were delaying the share sales.<p>The company headed by Masayoshi …

eCommerce

Sen. Chris Van Hollen On ZTE Sanctions

Lawmakers spoke out against President Trump's suggestion to ease sanctions on Chinese telecom company ZTE. Maryland Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen talks with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Chris Van Hollen

GOP States, Trump Admin And Energy Sector To Ask For Dismissal Of Climate Change Lawsuits

Lawsuits accusing some of the world’s biggest oil companies of causing climate change face a crucial test Thursday, when a federal judge in California hears arguments on whether to dismiss cases brought by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland.<p>The lawsuits against ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Royal …

U.S. Supreme Court

Why Does This Vendor Turn Clients Away?

There’s nothing normal about VoxPro, a customer contact service provider owned TELUS International. For one thing, its offices in Cork, Ireland, look more like a design agency than the cubicle farms that come to mind when picturing a remote contact center.<p>For another, iVoxPro says its mission is to …

Customer Experience

Georgia's Stacey Abrams Is the First-Ever Black Female Nominee For Governor. Can She Make History Again in November?

Stacey Abrams may be on the brink of making history.<p>The former state House minority leader defeated former state Rep. Stacey Evans in the Democratic …

New Jersey

Since the Brexit vote, the number of Brits becoming German citizens is soaring

As the UK’s divorce from the European Union creeps closer, some Brits are cementing their ties to the bloc. Germany has been a preferred sanctuary, with a 162% jump in UK citizens acquiring citizenship in Deutschland last year.<p>Some 7,493 British became German citizens, up from 2,865 the year …

Europe

Staring Into The Eye Of A Blockchain

If eyes really are windows to the soul, IBM’s latest product could lead to blockchain enlightenment.<p>Called a crypto anchor verifier, the technology, which is part artificial intelligence software, part an insanely sophisticated, internally developed lens can see the cells of animals, and …

Blockchain

Hedge Fund Managers To Analyze Industry Trends At China Summit

About 1,500 hedge fund managers and financial industry executives will gather in Shanghai tomorrow to discuss China hedge fund industry trends.<p>Speakers at the China Hedge Fund Summit will include Ba Shusong, the chief China economist of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd., and Charles Peng, …

Hedge Funds

Global shares fall amid worries over US-China trade, Koreas

Shares were mostly lower in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after President Donald Trump raised doubts that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for June 12 will take place as planned.<p>KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 dipped in early trading, down 1.2 percent to 5,573.71, while Germany's …

Stock Markets

Global Rally Stalls as Trump Doubts North Korea Summit, Questions China Trade

The Tuesday Market Minute<p>Global stocks reverse course as Trump casts doubt on North Korea Summit, questions China trade progress<br>• U.S. Dollar gains, …

Stock Markets

Tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino workers OK strike

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1, a move that could cripple the city's world-famous resorts.<p>About 25,000 members of …

Las Vegas

StanChart Says Focus Is on Strategy, Denting Merger Speculation

Standard Chartered Plc said it’s focused on its strategy and isn’t responding to “speculation” in a newspaper report that Barclays Plc has been …

Barclays PLC

Tesla trims up to $14,000 off Model X in China after tariff cuts

BEIJING (Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has slashed up to $14,000 off its Model X in China after Beijing announced major tariff cuts for imported automobiles, a potential sales boost for the U.S. firm as the world's largest auto market pivots towards electric cars.<p>The carmaker will lower prices of …

Tesla

ESPN Has Reportedly Become The New Home For All Non-PPV UFC Events

It appears ESPN was not satisfied with simply taking control of a portion of the UFC’s live content and fight library.<p>According to a report from Variety on Tuesday night, the worldwide leader and newfound epicenter for combat sports programming has secured a deal with the UFC that would add 15 more …

Jeff Horn

M&S profits slump on store closure costs

<b>Marks and Spencer has suffered a big fall in annual profits following a costly store closure plan.</b><p>Annual pre-tax profits fell by almost two-thirds to £66.8m as sales of food, clothing and homeware all declined.<p>On Tuesday the retailer said it plans to close 100 shops by 2022, accelerating an …

Customers

Another drop in UK inflation dims prospect of rate hike soon

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain eased closer to the Bank of England's target during April, a surprise decline that prompted a sharp fall in the pound as traders reined in expectations of another interest rate hike this year.<p>The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices …

Economics

Turkish currency hits record low amid Erdogan concerns

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's currency, the lira, has fallen to a record low against the dollar amid concerns about an outflow of investor capital and the country's ability to manage the situation.<p>The lira dropped to over 4.80 per dollar on Wednesday, down some 5 percent since Tuesday.<p>The Turkish …

Economics

Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London)

Excited to announce that this year’s The Europas Unconference & Awards is shaping up! Our half day Unconference kicks off on 3 July, 2018 at The Brewery in the heart of London’s “Tech City” area, followed by our startup awards dinner and fantastic party and celebration of European startups!<p>The …

Startups

Thailand ups restrictions on paraquat, other farm chemicals

BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai government has chosen to allow continued use of the toxic weed killer paraquat and two other farm chemicals despite mounting concerns over health risks, especially for farmers.<p>However, a Ministry of Industry official said Wednesday that the government will tighten …

Herbicides

German city to ban some diesel cars to combat air pollution

BERLIN (AP) — Some diesel cars will be banned in Hamburg to combat air pollution, officials of the northern German city said Wednesday.<p>Parts of two streets in the city will be banned for older models of diesel cars and trucks starting Thursday next week, the German news agency dpa reported.<p>The ban …

Pollution

Britain’s biggest high-street clothing shop has sounded the death-knell warning for the industry

As Britain’s biggest clothing retailer, Marks & Spencer is a bellwether for the health of the UK high street, and its bold move to close more than 100 stores by 2022—which it revealed today (May 23) will cost £321 million ($430 million)—is a sign that brick-and-mortar clothing shops are on their …

Marks & Spencer

Merkel heads to China to talk economy, trade, rule of law

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to China with a business delegation as both Beijing and the European Union are grappling with the United States over trade issues and Washington's rejection of the Iran nuclear deal.<p>Merkel, who is set to leave Wednesday afternoon, said in her …

China