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Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado is a lead plaintiff in lawsuit against Boeing

The Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA) of Colorado has been appointed as a lead plaintiff in a shareholder lawsuit filed against current and former members of Boeing’s Board of Directors and executive officers of the embattled aerospace company. The FPPA and New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, also a lead plaintiff, filed a […]

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Trump humiliation: TikTok stars claim ban is REVENGE for pranks that ‘ruined’ campaign

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Mary Jo Laupp and DeJuan Booker famous TikTok trolls, have claimed that the US president wants to ban the app over its users pranking him. Mr Trump has issued an executive order […]

Business

NYSE-owner ICE to buy Ellie Mae in $11 billion deal

(Reuters) – Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE.N) (ICE) said on Thursday it would buy Ellie Mae, a technology platform for the mortgage finance industry, from private equity firm Thoma Bravo in a deal valued at $11 billion. Strengthening its position in mortgage servicing has been a key focus for the owner of the New York Stock […]

Business

US Fed unveils instant payments system alternative to Facebook's Libra

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Noting security concerns posed by Facebook’s digital currency Libra, the Federal Reserve on Thursday (Aug 6) revealed details of its own instant payments system. FedNow will provide households and businesses with instant access to payments, for wages, government benefits or sales, without waiting days for checks to clear, the Fed said. The […]

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Trump attacks China over virus as U.S. health secretary heads to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his attacks on China for its handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 700,000 people worldwide, as his health secretary headed to Taiwan for a visit sure to irk Beijing. Trump, whose public approval ratings have fallen amid continued COVID-19 infection rates […]

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Michelle Obama: What is low grade depression?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Speaking to a guest on her podcast today, former FLOTUS Michelle Obama admitted she suffers from “low-grade depression”. During an interview with US journalist Michele Norris, she said a mix of current […]

Politics

U.S. Iran envoy Brian Hook stepping down as key U.N. arms embargo vote looms

(Reuters) – Top U.S. envoy for Iran Brian Hook is leaving his post and Elliott Abrams, the U.S. special representative for Venezuela, will add Iran to his role “following a transition period” with Hook, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. Hook’s surprise departure comes at a critical time when Washington has been […]

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“Worst nightmare”: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid – The Denver Post

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her third child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula. Around the country, across industries and occupations, […]

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South Africa's Ramaphosa sets up body to probe COVID-19 corruption

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has set up a ministerial committee to investigate alleged corruption in state tenders in the fight against COVID-19, his office said on Thursday, including with businesses supplying protective gear. Reports of suspect deals between government officials and businesses providing medical equipment, as well as food aid parcels […]

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South China Sea: Beijing builds underwater ‘surveillance network’ to keep tabs on rivals

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Beijing has built a system known as the “Blue Ocean Information Network”, according to research from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative. Express.co.uk understands the new system consists of platforms with sonar systems and […]