January 24, 2018

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Toying with danger? Some fidget spinners may have 'toxic' lead levels

Currently, the toxic fidget spinners are still available both in toy aisles at Target stores and on its website . The hardware store test, administered by Cleveland 19, showed the fidget spinner contained lead. "Even small amounts of lead in toys can be ingested when transferred from fingers to mouth or from fingers to food", said Dr. Helen Binns, pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Read More »

European Commission upgrades GDP growth forecast for Poland

Macron is now pushing through significant labor reforms in France and hopes around those reforms, combined with his repeated calls for enhanced European economic cooperation and consolidation , have helped push growth expectations for France for 2017 up to 1.6 percent from the earlier 1.4 percent. Read More »

Former Yahoo CEO: Stronger Defense Couldn't Stop Breaches


Yahoo! didn't disclose the breach until 2016 and initially said one billion accounts were affected. Verizon acquired most of Yahoo's assets in June, the same month Mayer stepped down. Those remarks prompted Committee Chairman John Thune , R-S.D., to ask Mayer why, despite these investments, Yahoo failed to detect the massive 2013 breach for three years. Read More »

Hidden Valley Is Now Selling Kegs of Ranch Dressing


Someone figured out that five liters is a year's worth of dressing. They also said the keg coating has been approved by the FDA and will keep the ranch tasting fresh. They will be shipped beginning December 11. A food web store called Flavour Gallery is selling a keg of ranch dressing . Ranch, of course, is a mayo-based salad dressing invented by Hidden Valley Ranch in the 1950s. Read More »

Apple relocated overseas cash to Jersey tax haven, leaked docs reveal


As Apple came under pressure in the USA and Europe about what was called the "double Irish" scheme, it enlisted offshore finance law firm Appleby to find a new place to stash cash out of the reach of tax collectors, reports said. and the Republic of Ireland known as the "double Irish". With help from lawyers including Applebys, Apple reportedly started channelling its profits through the offshore tax haven of Jersey after Ireland started to clamp down on the amount of tax Apple was ... Read More »

Broadcom makes $105 billion offer for chipmaker Qualcomm

The move would combine two of the largest makers of wireless communications chips for mobile phones and could pose a significant competitive threat to Intel, which has been looking to diversify into smartphone technology. Qualcomm said in a statement Monday morning that it had received the offer and its board of directors would be reviewing it. Here's a wrap of what they've said so far. Read More »

Disney-Fox mashup would truly be over the top


Fox and Disney have not commented publicly on the reported talks. Executives reportedly believe that Fox could compete more effectively if it consisted of "a more tightly focused group of properties around news and sports". That deal is now undergoing review by United Kingdom regulators. However with this sale, Disney can merge the MCU with the aformentioned characters. Read More »

Diesel downturn proves drag as new vehicle sales plummet


There were marked declines across all sectors, with business and fleet demand down -26.8% and -13.0% respectively. Meanwhile, petrol registrations were up by 2.7% during the same period, while cars known as Alternative Fuel Vehicles, or AFVs - mostly hybrids and electric cars - shot up by a massive 36.9%. Read More »

New email scam targets millions of Netflix subscribers


The email claims the user's account is on the verge of being suspended unless they enter the credit card information immediately. In screenshots obtained by the company, the emails tell subscribers that they were unable to validate their billing information for the next cycle of their subscription and that their membership will be suspended if they don't take action within 48 hours. Read More »

Rajkot T20I: New Zealand win toss and elect to bat against India


Paceman Trent Boult took four wickets. Colin Munro's unbeaten century proved to be the difference as the players head to Thiruvananthapuram with the series at 1-1. Skipper Virat Kohli requires 12 runs to go past Tillakaratne as second highest run-getter in T20 internationals. For India , the only other bowler to find success was Mohammad Siraj who picked up the wickets of Kane Williamson . Read More »

Rand Paul assaulted in home, spokeswoman says Paul 'is fine'


CBS News notes it's unclear what connection, if any, there is between Paul and Boucher and whether the assault happened inside or outside Paul's home. We did not find any posts mentioning Senator Paul. A neighbor who witnessed the assault told WNKY-TV that Paul and Boucher are next-door neighbors and Paul was mowing his lawn at the time of the assault. Read More »

Bitcoin Breaks More Records And Hits New All-Time High


The recent success which is marked the highest ever happened because of the best known and biggest cryptocurrency , Bitcoins hit a new record which was in excess of $6500. Unfortunately, such a device isn't now available, so the chance of seeing where Bitcoin will be in the next 10 years is not possible. The surges are the major areas of interest to them and so far, bitcoin has been going through plenty of them. Read More »

Tesla sees record quarterly loss


The stock's 50 day moving average is $350.92 and its 200-day moving average is $341.49. The firm's market cap is $53.88 billion. Tesla warned that its adjusted gross margin would decline to about 15 percent due to a higher mix of lower-margin Model 3 deliveries in the fourth quarter, but then recover in the first quarter of 2018. Read More »

Attack survivors Sri Lanka bring top-level cricket back to Pakistan


Pakistani troops stand guard at the main entrance of Gaddafi Stadium ahead of scheduled Twenty20 worldwide cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. "So we have sent this team and hopefully this will not stop"- Sumathipala. Faheem Ashraf became the first Pakistan bowler to take a Twenty20 global hat-trick in a dramatic two-wicket series-sealing win as Sri Lanka paid for an almighty batting collapse in Abu Dhabi. Read More »

Amazon's Bezos world's richest, again

At early trading time on Friday, Amazon stocks had risen by almost 2 percent, adding $900m to the Amazon CEO's net worth and him the world's richest man with a net worth of $90.6bn versus Gates' $90.1bn at that time. Bezos had $83.5 billion, and his big day on Friday was more than enough to close the gap. Gates's wealth also increased, albeit by a more modest $340 million, after Microsoft released its own earnings report. Read More »

Bad for Spurs: Club confirm huge Kane injury blow


But they will be without star striker Harry Kane at Old Trafford today - a big blow to their chances considering he has notched 13 goals in all competitions for them this season. The game will mark the eighth Premier League meeting between United's Jose Mourinho and Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino . The season is still relatively new however and there will be plenty more ups and downs for both clubs to navigate through, especially as the busy winter fixtures are around the corner. Read More »

Amazon Sees Surge in Sales Following Acquisition of Whole Foods

Revenues for the quarter were $43.7bn (£33.4bn), up from $32.7bn in Q3 2016. The company attributed $1.3 billion of the revenue figure to Whole Foods, which Amazon bought on August 28. "Customers have purchased tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices", he said. The subscription option offers these new features and provides an illustration of how Alexa skill monetization can work for other developers as well. Read More »

Amazon unlocks in-home delivery with 'Amazon Key'


The Amazon Key In-Home Kit starts at $249.99, according to a company press release . You then get another notification that the package has been delivered. But until that day comes, you'll be vulnerable all day when you're expecting an Amazon package. The company said it also plans to provide customers with professional service scheduling with thousands of providers through the service via integrations with various service brands, such as Merry Maids and pet sitters and dog walkers on ... Read More »

United States justice department launches investigation into SAP-Gupta dealings

South Africa's Directorate for Priority Crime investigations, the Hawks, said Thursday they are in the process of collaborating with US and German authorities in a corruption probe concerning the three countries. "As a global company with a commitment to integrity and compliance, the past three months have been humbling for us", said executive board member at SAP Adaire Fox-Martin who has been investigating the matter on behalf of SAP. Read More »

Asia billionaires overtake U.S. for first time led by China


The world's billionaires altogether hired at least 27.7 million people globally, roughly the size of the U.K.'s working population. The new report of UBS and PwC is proving the above saying correct because in the year 2016 world's billionaires became even richer. Read More »