Sunday, 5 April 2020

Business

Alaska Air Suicide Flight Highlights Gap in Airport Security

CALIFORNIA: Step inside the cockpit of an empty commercial aircraft and the pilot controls are yours. You don’t need a key or any special passcode to power up the plane and fly it away, whether it’s a small regional jet or a giant twin-deck Airbus A380. The suicide-by-plane Friday at ...

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Solar car to go on sale in 2019

BERLIN: A German start-up is in the final stages of developing a charging system for an all-electric vehicle with solar panels to top up the battery as you drive. Sono motors say the Sion car, can be charged from conventional power outlets, solar power, or other Sions. The vehicle has ...

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Trump trade rows are ‘destroying’ growth, says German minister

BERLIN: Germany’s economy minister on Sunday lashed out at US President Donald Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to “dictate” Europe’s dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions. In an interview with German weekly Bild am Sonntag, Peter Altmaier warned of the damaging consequences of a full-blown US-China ...

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New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

WELLINGTON: New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over the next year as a “meaningful step” towards reducing pollution. New Zealand uses “hundreds of millions” of single-use plastic bags each year, many of ...

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Commerzbank plans stronger private clients push

FRANKFURT: Commerzbank plans to step up its expansion drive by making a stronger push on private and small business customers, a board member told a German newspaper. The company, which reported forecast-beating second-quarter results this week, faces margin pressure in the private customer’s credit and securities segment, Michael Mandel said ...

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Florida Police expose SIM card hijacking ring

FLORIDA: There’s a good chance you’ve had to ask your carrier for a SIM swap, whether it’s to replace a faulty card or to switch to another size (say, from micro SIM to nano SIM). Crooks, however, are increasingly abusing those swaps to steal from unsuspecting cellphone users. Florida police ...

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Trade war threatens reign of luxury stocks

LONDON/PARIS: An escalating trade war between the United States and China could abruptly end a glittering stock market run for luxury goods firms, with some investors already put off by lofty valuations in a sector powered by shoppers in the two countries. From pricey handbags to designer shoes, booming sales ...

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Bitcoin Dominance Rate Hits 50% in 2018

LONDON: Bitcoin (BTC) now makes up 50 percent of the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization. Shortly past 03:00 UTC on August 11, CoinMarketCap’s bitcoin dominance rate – an indicator that tracks the percent of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization contributed by the leading cryptocurrency – reached 50 percent for the first ...

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Apple Monitoring Infowars App For Content Violations

LONDON: Apple Inc said that an app belonging to popular conspiracy theorist Alex Jones remains in the company’s mobile App Store because it has not been found to be in violation of any content policies. The Infowars Official app has become the App Store’s third most-downloaded news app this week ...

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