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London Living Wage increases by 4.6 per cent London Living Wage increases by 4.6 per cent
- November 08, 2017

The strikes were timed to highlight the release of the Living Wage Foundation's new recommendations on pay-£10.20 an hour in London and £8.75 outside London. On Monday, a number of new companies announced their commitment to pay the living wage, including Heathrow Airport, the National Gallery and professional services firm JLL. (more...)
Uber Is Still Trying to Do that Flying Car Thing Uber Is Still Trying to Do that Flying Car Thing
- November 08, 2017

The company is working with NASA on the technology, according to Reuters . We've all been waiting since The Jetsons for flying cars, but despite the occasional hype of startup after startup, we're still driving around firmly in contact with the pavement. (more...)
ARK: Survival Evolved Launches On Xbox One X Today ARK: Survival Evolved Launches On Xbox One X Today
- November 08, 2017

Top-end resolution and improved effects wouldn't count for much without stable 60fps performance, but the fact is that Diablo 3 has yet to show any significant dips below that number on Xbox One X so far. "While the kit is intended for select press and influencers, fans should keep their eyes on all partner social channels for a chance to get their hands on one", explained the Xbox team. (more...)
Wow ratchets Icelandair rivalry with JFK route Wow ratchets Icelandair rivalry with JFK route
- November 08, 2017

Due to the United Kingdom having the highest taxes on airfares in the world, the airline's £99 offering is £24 less than the sheer cost of getting every passenger on their way. 'Air Passenger Duty in the United Kingdom is one of the highest in the world and we would love to change this. The low-priced carrier said it is "essentially paying for passengers to fly" as it celebrates a new service to the Big Apple's JFK International. (more...)
Parity Tech Bug Wipes 500K ETH, Ethereum Hark Fork Again? Parity Tech Bug Wipes 500K ETH, Ethereum Hark Fork Again?
- November 08, 2017

Today, Parity Technologies Ltd., the developer of cryptographic "wallets" for the digital currencies Bitcoin and Ethereum , announced that an "accidental" triggering of a bug affecting certain Parity wallets had broken them, making it impossible to transfer Ethereum funds out of them. (more...)
BMW M3 CS Unveiled With 453 HP, 174 MPH Top Speed BMW M3 CS Unveiled With 453 HP, 174 MPH Top Speed
- November 08, 2017

One of our frustrations with the M4 CS , the lack of conventional door pulls, won't be an issue with the M3. A red engine start button signals the CS' more sporting intent and BMW says the interior has been stripped of some kit in the name of further weight reduction. (more...)
Passenger, IndiGo staff involved in 'altercation' at Delhi airport Passenger, IndiGo staff involved in 'altercation' at Delhi airport
- November 08, 2017

A shocking has surfaced online showing staffers of one of top Indian airlines badly beating up an elderly passenger after an alternation on tarmac. A passenger namely, Rajeev Katiyal, who arrived from Chennai, was waiting for the coach bus when he got into an altercation with the staff , namely Jubi Thomas, due to a misunderstanding. (more...)
Qualcomm and Broadcom would dominate wireless business Qualcomm and Broadcom would dominate wireless business
- November 08, 2017

According to a Bloomberg report , the company is getting ready for a proxy battle and may make its pitch directly to Qualcomm shareholders if their board rejects the offer. Broadcom Ltd ., which has corporate headquarters are in San Jose, California but a home address in Singapore, is now taking steps that should make it easier to get deals done. (more...)
Trump calls on Saudis to list Aramco on NYSE Trump calls on Saudis to list Aramco on NYSE
- November 08, 2017

Britain's financial watchdog recently put forward its proposals that would allow state-owned Saudi Aramco - which is preparing to list around 5% of its shares - to sidestep rules that companies must sell at least 25% of their shares to gain a "premium" status. (more...)
This keg holds a 'year supply' of ranch dressing This keg holds a 'year supply' of ranch dressing
- November 08, 2017

Are you one of those unusual people who put ranch dressing on, well, everything? Bonus: the keg comes with a year supply of ranch. So, why not buy them a keg full of it for the holidays? Here's the skinny from the website: "Height is 9.7 inches and Diameter is 6.3 inches". (more...)
Weight Watchers Raises Earnings Guidance Weight Watchers Raises Earnings Guidance
- November 07, 2017

BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 7,134 shares of the company's stock worth $238,000 after purchasing an additional 3,936 shares during the last quarter. Oprah's investment in Weight Watchers (WTW) is already paying off big time in just two short years. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 27% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates. (more...)
SSE Confirms Talks With Npower For New Independent Supplier SSE Confirms Talks With Npower For New Independent Supplier
- November 07, 2017

The move is likely to raise concerns over competition in the United Kingdom residential market, reducing the number of big players - controlling 80% of supply - from six companies to five. Innogy confirmed the two were in "advanced exclusive discussions". The merger plans come as the government published draft legislation that would give energy regulator Ofgem the power to cap energy prices for people on standard tariffs. (more...)
Papa Johns requests Nazis refrain from buying its pizzas Papa Johns requests Nazis refrain from buying its pizzas
- November 07, 2017

Papa John's sales may be bad, but apparently they're not desperate enough for customers that they're willing to embrace racists. "We do not want these individuals or groups to buy our pizza ", Papa John's statement read. If you are accessing this piece of content on another site, it was stolen and republished in violation of worldwide copyright and trademark law. "This should've been nipped in the bud a year and half ago", he added, in comments that prompted a backlash among a number of ... (more...)
Waymo announces driverless test program in Phoenix, accepting ride hails soon Waymo announces driverless test program in Phoenix, accepting ride hails soon
- November 07, 2017

Waymo's cars have driven with an empty front seat on its 91-acre test site in central California, where the company recently hosted reporters. Despite there being no driver behind the wheel, a Waymo employee will remain in the vehicle at all times. (more...)
Primark and sugar drive 20 percent rise in AB Foods earnings Primark and sugar drive 20 percent rise in AB Foods earnings
- November 07, 2017

After a recent indicator scan, we have noted that Span A is now higher than Span B for shares of Hilton Food Group Plc (HFG.L). ABF said that it was "engaged at all levels with a number of UK Government departments to ensure that the full range of opportunities and risks, as they affect us, are recognised". (more...)
Smith & Nephew plc's (SN) Hold Rating Reiterated at Berenberg Bank Smith & Nephew plc's (SN) Hold Rating Reiterated at Berenberg Bank
- November 07, 2017

As per Wednesday, April 13, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. Bank of America downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, January 4 report. It increased, as 33 investors sold Prudential plc shares while 254 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 182 raised stakes. Allen Inv Mngmt Limited Com has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in TP ICAP PLC (LON:TCAP). (more...)
Black Friday Deals Start Early On Amazon This Year Black Friday Deals Start Early On Amazon This Year
- November 07, 2017

Walmart is offering a low price guarantee . In fact, Amazon's sale officially starts on 17 November, which is a whole week before actual Black Friday . Amazon Canada is gearing up for the holiday season with a pre-Black Friday sale that was initiated at the beginning of November. Last year, a Which? investigation found 49 per cent of products "on offer" were actually cheaper in the months before or after Black Friday . (more...)
Kamal Haasan posts clarification after cancelling his birthday bash Kamal Haasan posts clarification after cancelling his birthday bash
- November 07, 2017

The Tamil actor, who has given ample hints in the past of joining politics, said he is preparing ground work before taking the plunge. Haasan said he will undertake a state-wide tour of Tamil Nadu . Haasan said he was not bothered about how many Hindus were present in that hall or even in the country but was concerned about those back at home. Referring to his write up in a Tamil weekly last week, the actor said violence in the name of any religion was not proper, adding it was not his ... (more...)
Melbourne Cup 2017: Rekindling wins the Melbourne Cup Melbourne Cup 2017: Rekindling wins the Melbourne Cup
- November 07, 2017

Rekindling overcame a late challenge to beat Johannes Vermeer who finished in second place. On Cup eve in the country's biggest betting race, Marmelo was the TAB's favourite, displacing last year's victor Almandin who is out to $9 and one of six horses running for his owner Lloyd Williams who has won the race a record five times. (more...)
RCom to sell DTH biz to Veecon Media
- November 07, 2017

TRAI said that RCom has informed it has sent all the necessary information regarding closure of voice calls along with option to port out any operators in case subscriber do not wish to continue with 4G data services of the company. "We regret the inconvenience caused", Reliance Big TV said in a note earlier. At 11.12am, shares of RCom were trading 0.63% higher at Rs15.95 on BSE , while the Sensex fell 0.20% to 33,622 points. (more...)

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