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Trump quietly signs bill killing internet privacy rules Trump quietly signs bill killing internet privacy rules
- April 15, 2017

While these companies assert they don't have any current plans from selling individuals' web histories, privacy advocates have warned that the congressional repeal does give ISPs the option of collecting and selling information like a customer's location, health or financial status. (more...)
Wells Fargo orders two former executives to pay back $75 million
- April 15, 2017

The report says that Tolstedt "effectively challenged and resisted scrutiny from within and outside" her community banking division, exacerbating the crisis. As ThinkProgress' Alan Pyke wrote , these poorly compensated employees faced a bad choice: "do the job correctly and get fired, or lie and maintain a steady income". (more...)
Fun times at Easter egg hunt
- April 15, 2017

The Easter Bunny will be available for photos in the Post Bingo Hall after each hunt. It's all free - a thank you from Havannah House and local churches for the support the community shows to them throughout the year. The other 600 eggs will have treats inside. The 4- to 5-year-olds will search the area nearest the playground and tennis courts, while the sections for those ages 6 and 7 and 8, 9 and 10 years will be located in the lower section of Goold Park. (more...)
North Korea may have sarin-tipped missiles: Abe
- April 15, 2017

The United States has about 28,500 troops in South Korea. "Whoever provokes the situation, whoever continues to make trouble in this place, they will have to assume historical responsibility", Wang said. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Asian shares fell Friday as investors fretted over rising geopolitical tensions, especially the situation on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
United Airlines Passenger Dragged Off Lost Front Two Teeth, Lawyer Says
- April 15, 2017

United Continental CEO Oscar Munoz made a bad situation worse with a couple of awkward statements that essentially blamed the victim, before finally offering a more full-fledged apology taking "full responsibility" for the "truly horrific event" and promising to "fix what's broken so this never happens again". (more...)
Celebrate National Park week April 15 through April 23, 2017 Celebrate National Park week April 15 through April 23, 2017
- April 15, 2017

Also special: April has the most free national park days of any month (and not every month has free days). One of only three white wolves residing in Yellowstone National Park has been euthanized after hikers found the animal dying and in shock on a trail bar Gardiner, Montana. (more...)
Retailers expect record-setting Easter spending Retailers expect record-setting Easter spending
- April 15, 2017

People plan to drop an average of $152 per person this year. The prime date for Easter this year, roughly determined by the first full moon after the vernal equinox, will cause a 6 percent hop in spending over last year when shoppers spent $17.3 billion. (more...)
United Airlines Changes Its Policy On Displacing Customers
- April 15, 2017

While it sounds generous, tickets themselves such as a last-minute fare from Atlanta to Johannesburg can reach those heights. It is legal to boot someone off a flight involuntarily. United States competitor American Airlines has also changed its policy to reflect the current sentiment in the airline industry, vowing that no passenger who has boarded a flight may be removed, reports the AP. (more...)
Wall Street's 'Bull' sculptor threatens to sue over 'Girl' statue Wall Street's 'Bull' sculptor threatens to sue over 'Girl' statue
- April 15, 2017

And still others avoided the sexism debate but said Di Modica had no case. But Di Modica's lawyers say the bull no longer carries a positive, optimistic message but "has been transformed into a negative force and a threat ". The artist who created the " Charging Bull " sculpture in NY has reportedly said that a nearby sculpture called " Fearless Girl " violates his rights. (more...)
Trump Signs Repeal of FCC's Internet Privacy Rules
- April 15, 2017

The rules that are being overturned called for getting consumer consent before using such data as health and financial information as well as children's information and precise geolocation in ads and internal marketing. Congress last month approved the resolution to repeal the privacy rules. Senate Joint Resolution 34 is frustrating for consumer advocates, who see the law as an way for ISPs to invade users' privacy by sharing their online behavior. (more...)
Singapore Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth joins Sai Praneeth in semis Singapore Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth joins Sai Praneeth in semis
- April 15, 2017

Sindhu, like the first game, did try making a comeback of sorts by bringing small glimpses of her A-game but it didn't just remain her day. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. PV Sindhu was given no chance to make any roads back into the match as she lost 11-21, 15-21 to Carolina Marin. Srikanth, who was once ranked as high as number three in the world, continued in the same vein in the second game to lead 11-10 at the changeover after ... (more...)
Train stuck in tunnel for hours, then a stampede Train stuck in tunnel for hours, then a stampede
- April 15, 2017

NJ Transit, Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road commuters heading in and out of Penn Station were warned to prepare for extensive delays as the evening commute reached full swing Friday, thanks to a power outage a Hudson River train tunnel that caused one train to get stuck in the tunnel for more then two hours. (more...)
BJP eyes eastern push as executive meet begins in Bhubaneswar
- April 15, 2017

The two day national conclave, which will be attended by PM Modi and all BJP chief ministers among others, will sound the bugle for the electoral battles ahead. BJP posters across the city showcase Modi's welfare schemes for the poor and marginalised sections of the society. BJP president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Chennai during the second week of May to review the ongoing party work in Tamil Nadu. (more...)
Gender pay gap in South Dakota
- April 15, 2017

The good news? New York State - along with DE - boasts the smallest gender wage gap in the U.S: A woman here or in DE makes an average of 89 cents for every dollar made by a male colleague. On average, women make 20% less than male co-workers in equal jobs. The new initiative hopes that increased transparency will encourage companies to address their gender pay gap issues and reduce workplace discrimination. (more...)
Businesses to report on gender pay gap from today
- April 15, 2017

The date "symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year", the group had said. OH ranks 42nd among states and D.C. One way: Local companies stepping up to make sure women are paid the same in the office. In addition to being the right thing for employers to do, equal pay makes good business sense. (more...)
Asian shares mostly lower as North Korean tensions simmer
- April 15, 2017

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 16.94 points, or 1.14 percent, to 1,462.60. Among exporters, whose overseas profits shrink on a strong yen when repatriated, Toyota Motor fell 92 yen, or 1.6 percent, to 5,706 yen. (more...)
U.S. Treasury Department does not label China currency
- April 15, 2017

China met only one of the three criteria required to be labeled a currency manipulator - a large trade surplus with the United States - while Germany also met a second: a current account surplus amounting to more than three percent of the nation's economic output. (more...)
New York Pilots Free College Tuition Plan
- April 15, 2017

The Excelsior Scholarship Program is being touted as the first of its kind in the United States. The law will be phased in and fully implemented by the year 2019, and 80 percent of households in NY will be eligible for the state-funded tuition. (more...)
Trump gave Syria attack order 'during dessert' with Xi Jinping Trump gave Syria attack order 'during dessert' with Xi Jinping
- April 15, 2017

If not, we will solve the problem without them! "China consistently decides its positions and policies on important global issues based on their own merits", Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters on Thursday. He said he looked forward to paying a state visit to China . "Yes, heading toward Syria", Trump said. "I didn't think that was a good sign". Along the way Bartiromo smiles gleefully at the cake detail, corrects him sagely over the Iraq gaffe, and asks whether ... (more...)
Musk Lays Out Timeline for Tesla Semi Truck, Electric Pickup
- April 15, 2017

The addition of a pickup to Tesla's lineup would allow the company to capture USA demand for utility vehicles, and put a new face on the Silicon Valley company known for sleek, pricey electric sedans. Shares of the company jumped almost 3 percent after the announcement. Tesla's sales, meager as they may look when compared to the Big Three, aren't that bad; the company is selling only two vehicles, the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV. (more...)

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