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Republicans say Congress doesn't need to pass law protecting Mueller 4 HRS Republicans are bluntly warning President Donald Trump to lay off his attacks on special

(CNN) - Republicans are bluntly warning President Donald Trump to lay off his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller, but there is scant support among the GOP to pass legislation that would prevent Trump from firing the special counsel. Republican Senate leaders threw cold water Monday on passing....

Day after self-driving Uber kills woman, Arizona police say vehicle showed no signs of slowing down

Uber Comms (@Uber_Comms) March 19, 2018 The woman’s death is shaping up as the first significant test of how policy makers and the public will respond to self-driving technology. The incident occurred as companies have been pushing for regulatory clearance to offer self-driving car ride services as soon as next year.

Delhi CM should change his name to Arvind Sorry Kejriwal, says Congress; asks him to apologise to people of Delhi

New Delhi: Advising the Delhi Chief Minister to change his name to Arvind Sorry Kejriwal, the Congress on Monday said that this is what happens when "one does politics for sensationalism". "There is a sorry Chief Minister in the country. He should change his name to Arvind Sorry Kejriwal.

Facebook could see major business risks after the new European Union privacy rules take effect in May

Privacy experts said the disclosure that a researcher had sold Facebook data collected via a personality quiz to the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica is a prime example of the kinds of practices that the new General Data Protection Regulation , or GDPR, is supposed to prevent or punish.

Uber’s self-driving car kills a pedestrian in Arizona who was crossing the road

The ride services company said it was suspending North American tests of its self-driving vehicles, which are currently going on in Arizona, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. So-called robot cars, when fully developed by companies including Uber, Alphabet Inc, and General Motors Co are expected to....

US blocks transactions with Venezuela in virtual currency, digital coin or digital token

On 19 March, the US President Donald Trump issued an executive order prohibiting US transactions with Venezuela's digital currency, a move to further block the South American country's access to US financial market. The US blocked "all transactions related to, provision of financing for, and other....

Toy drive for Mobile Police in honor of fallen officer Justin Billa

MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) - Several local businesses are hosting a month-long toy drive in honor of fallen officer Justin Billa. He was known for keeping toys in his patrol car just so he could hand them out to children he met while on duty. It was one of several touching memories shared at his funeral.

POINT OF VIEW: Baker Act needed now more than ever

We are living at a time when urgent mental health evaluation is needed more than ever. The Florida Baker Act was created to provide a route of monitored observation, assessment and treatment for those suffering a mental illness and who are at high risk of self-harm, harm to others or even self-neglect.

Court dismisses Islamic school cash appeal

The Malek Fahd Islamic School in Sydney on Tuesday lost a crucial bid to maintain its federal funding after appealing over an earlier decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The tribunal found the school - which operates three campuses across Sydney's southwest - was being run for profit in breach of education funding laws.

Darwin insurance claims climb from cyclone

Insurance claims across Darwin from Cyclone Marcus have climbed to more than 1800, the Insurance Council of Australia says. Most claims are for minor issues such as broken windows or damage to vehicles from debris. "Insurers have had assessment teams in Darwin since the weekend, assessing claims....

Minister targets states on remote housing

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has taken aim at Queensland and Western Australia for failing to commit to remote indigenous housing funding. The NT senator fronted parliament on Tuesday after Labor called on him to explain his "failure" to engage in detailed negotiations with....

Japan says it told G20 recent market rout doesn't reflect fundamentals

told its G20 counterparts that recent market volatility did not reflect global economic fundamentals at the group's finance leaders' meeting on Monday, the country's vice said. He also said many Group of 20 finance leaders voiced concern over "inward-looking" policies such as protectionism.

White House bans Venezuela's digital currency

. Donald Trump's administration on Monday announced that it was broadening sanctions against Venezuela by blacklisting four government officials, and banning the country's new cryptocurrency, which created last month to circumvent financial sanctions on his economically strapped nation. The U.S.

Jio vs the rest: Next round of telecom sector consolidation has just begun

In a six-part series, Business Standard looks at the best- and worst-performing large sectors of the past 10 years. In the first part, we look at the turning points in the sector telecom For a customer using a mobile phone since 2007, it has been a dream run with voice calls now becoming free and....

IPO analysis: Strong prospects for I-Sec, but correlated to markets

(I-Sec), the country's largest equity broker since 2013-14, based on brokerage revenue and active customers on the National Stock Exchange. A leading technology-based securities services provider, it is hitting the primary market with a Rs 40-billion Offer for Sale by its promoter, However, the....

MARKETS LIVE: Key things to watch before the opening bell

Asian Markets Asian shares fell on Tuesday as investors dumped high-flying US technology shares on fears of stiffer regulation as Facebook came under fire following reports it allowed improper access to user data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.2%. Japan's Nikkei fell 1.

China's Belt and Road Initiative heightens debt risks in 8 countries

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which aims to invest approximately USD 8 trillion in infrastructure projects across Europe, Africa, and Asia, has raised serious concerns about sovereign debt sustainability in the eight countries that it funds, according to a recent study.

Facebook suffers drop of stocks amid alleged data leak crisis

The world's largest company Facebook suffered the biggest one-day drop of its stocks by seven per cent on Wall Street on Monday in four years following reported data leakage of its 50 million users for alleged political purposes. The Facebook loss came after US and British media reported that the....

Domestic investment bankers rake in hefty bonuses as issues swell

All-time high mop-up of Rs 1.2 trillion through IPOs, QIPs in 2017-18. are set to sign off a blockbuster year for equity fund-raising by taking home hefty bonuses, ranging between 100 and 200 per cent of their annual pay. The current financial year has seen a mop-up in excess of Rs 1.

US bans use of Venezuela's new petro currency

today signed an executive order making it illegal for Americans to purchase any issued by Venezuela. The order prohibits US entities from engaging in any financial transactions involving the Venezuelan state digital currency, the Petro, on or after January 9, 2018, and builds upon the one that the....

BSE Sensex falls below 200-day moving average for first time since Nov 2016

Half of the BSE 500 companies have fallen more than 25% from their peaks. A broker monitors share prices while trading at a brokerage firm in Mumbai. (File photo: Reuters) | Representative image The Sensex on Monday dropped below the 200-day moving average (DMA) a key technical support level for the first time since November 2016.

'Opportunity for Saudi to be key interlocutor between US, Pak'

The White House today said there is an opportunity for Saudi Arabia to be a key interlocutor between the US and Pakistan, as against terror groups. Islamabad "As you well know the Saudis have a long deeper relationship with Pakistan. There's opportunities within that for the partner to provide, be....

Actress Cynthia Nixon enters race for New York governor

. Best known for her role as Miranda in the hit TV "Sex and the City", has officially entered the race for the governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew M. Cuomo who is seeking his third term, the media reported. "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," the 51-year-old tweeted on Monday, along with a video.

Govt may have to settle for lower dividend income from PSUs in FY19

Rising oil prices, diminishing cash pile to limit capacity in 2018-19. The Union government may have to settle for lower dividend income from public sector undertakings (PSUs) in the next fiscal year, as most large companies have already paid hefty interim dividends during the first 11 months of the current fiscal year.

US starts accepting steel, aluminum product exclusion requests from tariffs

. The has started accepting the domestic industry's product exclusion requests from the recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on Monday, according to a rule published by the department. The interim final rule, published on the government official journal Federal Register and....

G20 ministerial meeting opens in Buenos Aires

The first meeting of and central bank governors began on Monday in Buenos Aires, with the presence of 57 delegations from countries and institutions. The summit, held at the capital's Center of Exhibitions and Conventions (CEC), gathered 22 finance ministers, 17 central With presiding the G20 this....

Big hype, little allocation: How flagship Modi schemes are starved of cash

A parliamentary report warns that Modi's 'well-meaning' projects 'will remain a distant dream' if they receive only 'meager' funds. India’s flagship government initiatives have barely spent any of the money allocated to them, a parliamentary committee has reported, raising questions about the....

How Google plans to cash in on your product searches: Details here

Under a new program, retailers can list their products on Google Search, and in exchange for Google listings and linking to retailer loyalty programs, the retailers pay Google a piece of each purchase. Search, as well as on the Express shopping service, and Google Assistant on mobile phones and voice devices.

Foreign insurers gain in China amid scrutiny of riskier local products

By Sumeet Chatterjee. HONG KONG (Reuters) - When Zhang Xixi, a 25-year-old staffer at an online financial company in China's southern province of Guangdong, decided last year to buy personal insurance for the first time, he was swamped with options.

Sasikala's husband Natarajan dead

(74), the husband of sidelined AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, died in a private hospital on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by Gleneagles Global Health City, Natarajan died at 1.35 a.m. "Every possible clinical attempt was made to sustain his revival.

Austen-Peters, others speak at seventh Innovention Series 2 mins ago Media

Bolanle Austen-Peters, Ibim Semenitari and others will be speakers at the seventh edition of ‘Innovention’ Series organised by Verdant Zeal Marketing Communications Group. The event, which has as theme ‘Building Africa’s Fortune through Mediatainment,’ is scheduled to take place at Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on March 22, 2018.
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