BUSINESS

Price of bitcoin soars to all-time high of $8,000


          The price of bitcoin soared to an all-time high of $8,000 on Sunday, staging a remarkable comeback after the digital cryptocurrency plunged as low as $5,500 just over a week ago. (more)   

  3 months ago


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Singapore bans all commercial trade with North Korea


          Singapore has banned all commercial trade with North Korea, according to a notice sent to traders, making them the second country this year to fully suspend trade amid mounting pressure over North Korea's nuclear program.   

  3 months ago


   Singapore     

 


Saudi Arabia detains more than 200 in anti-corruption crackdown


          The number of people detained during Saudi Arabia's crackdown on corruption has risen to more than 200, officials confirmed on Thursday, saying that more than $100 billion was misused through years of corruption and embezzlement.   

  3 months ago


   Saudi Arabia     

 


BREAKING

‘Paradise Papers’: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross hid Russian interest


          More than 13 million financial documents have been stolen from a firm in Bermuda, showing that U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has a stake in a firm dealing with a company led by people tied to Russia's leadership.   

  3 months ago


   Bermuda     

 


BREAKING

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein fired over sexual harassment allegations


          Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who took an indefinite leave of absence after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment, has been fired by the film studio he co-founded. (more)   

  4 months ago


   Los Angeles, CA     

 




















Yahoo says 2013 cyber breach affected all 3 billion users


          Internet company Yahoo says a cyber breach more than four years ago affected all of its 3 billion users, not 1 billion as was previously disclosed. It triples in size what was already the biggest data breach ever reported. (more)   

  4 months ago


   United States     

 

Monarch Airlines ceases all operations, leaving 110,000 people stranded


          British airline Monarch has ceased all of its operations with immediate affect after the company entered a form of bankruptcy, leaving 110,000 customers stranded overseas, the country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Monday.   

  4 months ago


   United Kingdom         166 UPDATES

 

FLASH

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91


          Hugh Hefner, who founded men’s magazine "Playboy" in the 1950s and turned it into one of the world's most recognizable brands, has died, the company announced on late Wednesday. He was 91 years old. (more)   

  5 months ago


   Los Angeles, CA     

 

Malicious code in CCleaner compromised more than 2 million computers


          A malicious code was inserted into a version of computer clean-up tool CCleaner, creating a backdoor in more than 2 million computers and potentially allowing those responsible to take control of the devices, the company said on Monday.   

  5 months ago


   London, England     

 

Chinese bitcoin exchange to stop trading, price plunges 16 percent


          Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCChina announced Thursday that it will stop all trading at the end of the month, ending days of speculation and causing the price of the digital cryptocurrency to fall by more than 16 percent. (more)   

  5 months ago


   China         4 UPDATES

 



















Martin Shkreli sent to jail for bounty on Hillary Clinton’s hair


          Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli has been jailed to await sentencing for securities fraud after he posted a message on Facebook in which he offered a $5,000 bounty for a strand of hair from former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (more)   

  5 months ago


   New York, NY         2 UPDATES

 

BREAKING

Credit reporting firm Equifax reports data breach affecting 143 million people


          Credit reporting agency Equifax says cyber criminals exploited a website vulnerability to access confidential information, affecting as many as 143 million Americans and an undisclosed number of people in Canada and the United Kingdom. (more)   

  5 months ago


   United States         12 UPDATES

 


French fashion giants move to ban super-skinny models


          Two French conglomerates behind some of the world's biggest fashion brands, including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Dior, pledged Wednesday to ban super-skinny models in response to repeated criticism. (more)   

  5 months ago


   France     

 

Prince William’s wife Kate awarded damages over topless photos


          French magazine Closer has been ordered to pay 100,000 euros ($119,200) in damages to Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, after topless photos of her were published in 2012. (more)   

  5 months ago


   France     

 

BREAKING

Small explosions, fire hit flooded chemical plant near Houston


          Two small explosions have caused a fire at a flooded chemical plant in Crosby, a community about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of downtown Houston, officials say. Fifteen sheriff's deputies were treated at a local hospital after inhaling a non-toxic irritant. (more)   

  6 months ago


   Crosby, TX     

 

























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