• German police arrest suspect over alleged supermarket extortion attempts
German police arrest suspect over alleged supermarket extortion attempts

The blackmailer claimed to have poisoned items in German supermarkets, with traces later found in baby food. The blackmailer alerted authorities that five jars of baby food at shops near Germany's southern border had been tampered with.

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  • VW takes new $2.9 billion hit from diesel scandal
VW takes new $2.9 billion hit from diesel scandal

The new write-down comes as many investors had hoped the financial fallout from the scandal was in the company's rearview mirror. The former Audi manager, Italian citizen Giovanni Pamio, was subsequently arrested by Munich prosecutors on suspicion of fraud and false advertising in connection with the carmaker's emissions scandal.

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  • Debit and credit card data breach at some Whole Foods stores
Debit and credit card data breach at some Whole Foods stores

For inspiration, see related links below. Even so, the company is encouraging customers who have used credit or debit cards at these stores to closely monitor their accounts to look for signs of fraudulent use. Next generation data protection solutions are immediately needed to ensure protection of personally identifiable information such as cred...

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  • BlackBerry shares soar by 12% as software sales hit record
BlackBerry shares soar by 12% as software sales hit record

The stock was trading at a distance of -10.82% from its 52-week highs and stands 57.44% away from its 52-week lows. The firm's market cap is $4.59 billion. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and global trademark & copyright law.

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  • Irish Prime Minister Says Ryanair Must Respect Passenger Rights
Irish Prime Minister Says Ryanair Must Respect Passenger Rights

Sky News said the CAA has the right to take legal action on behalf of customers but not to suspend Ryanair's licence to operate. It says it has emailed all customers affected by what it calls its 18,000 schedule changes and 2,100 flight cancellations.

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  • Freebies and deals for National Coffee Day
Freebies and deals for National Coffee Day

We don't need a "day" to celebrate coffee-the world's most life-giving legal drug-but we have one, and with it comes opportunities for a free buzz. McDonald's - Free medium McCafe drink with any purchase from the McDonald's app .

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  • Computer glitch in booking system sparks worldwide flight delays
Computer glitch in booking system sparks worldwide flight delays

The software in question, Altea, is used by more than 100 airlines. Problems were reported at airports in Asia, Europe and the Americas, demonstrating the breadth of the software's use as well as the integrated nature of modern air travel.

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  • Roku's stock rockets in its Nasdaq debut
Roku's stock rockets in its Nasdaq debut

Shares opened for trading at $15.78 a piece. Roku competes with Apple TV, Chromecast and a number of other devices. This gives Roku a total market capitalisation of around United States dollars 1.3 billion. The 15.7 million shares were priced at Dollars 14 each, the top of the USD 12-14 price range. Even though CEO Wood isn't anxious about ...

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  • NIKE, Inc. (NKE) Consensus EPS Estimates
NIKE, Inc. (NKE) Consensus EPS Estimates

Glen Harbor Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Nike by 17.9% during the 1st quarter. Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. In the same period of past year, Nike posted EPS of $0.73 and $9.06 billion in revenue. A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$0.54 per sh...

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  • Ford Is Teaming Up With Lyft For Future Of Driving
Ford Is Teaming Up With Lyft For Future Of Driving

The two firms are hoping their new partnership will be of the long-term variety and eventually transition to a viable business model which is already being considered but its planning is still in its infancy, with the duo presently seeking to identify US cities in which their partnership would make the most sense.

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  • Finally! Twitter Is Experimenting With increasing Its 140-Character Limit
Finally! Twitter Is Experimenting With increasing Its 140-Character Limit

Twitter said it believes the current 140-character limit can make it hard for those "cramming" their tweets in languages such as English and Spanish. Twitter opted to give the longer tweet idea a shot after discovering that the current character limit was a "a major cause of frustration" for some users, including English-speaking ones.

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  • Trump's tax plan: Business owners win, deficit hawks lose
Trump's tax plan: Business owners win, deficit hawks lose

Details like these will determine how the plan will impact taxpayers at different levels of income. "I'm pleased the President has been supportive of my proposal to address the outsourcing of American jobs, and I am hopeful that any tax reform proposal includes measures that support American workers as well as the middle class and encourage domesti...

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  • Sonic's Stock Plunges After Credit Card Hack That Could Affect Millions
Sonic's Stock Plunges After Credit Card Hack That Could Affect Millions

Sonic has over 3,500 locations in the USA, including 15 in New York, according to NBC New York . Around the same time, a batch of 5 million credit cards had been put up for sale on the "credit card theft bazaar" Joker's Stash , one of the hacked credit card hubs that Krebs monitors.

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  • French Envoy Affirms Participation in PyeongChang Olympics
French Envoy Affirms Participation in PyeongChang Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach said last week that considering any scenario other than holding the Olympics in South Korea could hamper diplomatic efforts. Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the JOC, said in a statement on Tuesday that Japanese athletes and officials were gearing up to take part in the Games.

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  • Gold Prices Slide Towards 5-Week Lows on Yellen's Hawkish Tone
Gold Prices Slide Towards 5-Week Lows on Yellen's Hawkish Tone

If inflation stays low, the Fed may need to gradually increase the key short-term interest rate. Over the past month, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused substantial damage in Texas and Florida that could have a short-term economic impact in those areas.

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  • Sessions Equates Student Protesters To KKK During Remarks On Free Speech
Sessions Equates Student Protesters To KKK During Remarks On Free Speech

After citing several examples of students' right to free speech being trampled, Sessions said the DOJ was filing a statement of interest this afternoon on behalf of Christian students who were barred from preaching on campus at Georgia Gwinnett College.

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  • World's biggest uncut diamond sells for $53m
World's biggest uncut diamond sells for $53m

The buyer, London-based Graff Diamonds, paid almost $47,777 per carat. Lucara tried to sell the diamond at auction previous year, but none of the bids met its undisclosed minimum reserve price, according to Reuters . The 1,109-carat Lesedi la Rona will be meticulously analysed before the first cleave is made to determine the ideal yield of thi...

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  • Equifax CEO 'Retires' at 57 After Catastrophic Data Breach Screws 143 Million
Equifax CEO 'Retires' at 57 After Catastrophic Data Breach Screws 143 Million

Smith, who was so bad at his job that a months-old software bug allowed hackers to breach the most precious data his company held, had been CEO of the credit-tracking company for 12 years, and will surely be throwing a truly epic retirement party.

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  • Japan: PM Abe expected to call snap election amid criticism by opposition
Japan: PM Abe expected to call snap election amid criticism by opposition

And for most of this year, Mr. Abe has had to defend himself from. President Trump's recent threat to totally destroy North Korea if attacked, and the escalating war of words between the leaders of the USA and North Korea, have heightened these concerns for many.

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  • Unilever to Buy Cosmetics Firm Carver Korea in a $2.71 Billion Deal
Unilever to Buy Cosmetics Firm Carver Korea in a $2.71 Billion Deal

The deal is the biggest in the history of South Korea's cosmetics industry. Buying Carver will help Unilever gain ground in the Korean beauty market, where hair and beauty trends often influence ones further west, the Journal noted. Carver Korea posted 429.5 billion won ($377.8 million) in sales last year , nearly tripling the year-earlier figur...

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