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Kickstarter Staff Form Union, a First for Major Tech Startup

Kickstarter Staff Form Union, a First for Major Tech Startup While the company has been nominally supportive of an employee vote for unionization, leadership said in no uncertain terms that a union was not "the right tool" to fix Kickstarter's issues in a FAQ published a year ago. "Our mission has been common ground for everyone here during this process, and it will continue to guide us as we enter this new phase together". "Everyone was crying when the... [Full Article...]

Juul sued by MA, allegedly advertised on children's websites

Juul sued by MA, allegedly advertised on children's websites A Juul-made e-cigarette. E-cigarettes are purportedly popular with teens, another point of contention between the industry and FDA. E-cigarette producer Juul Labs Inc. Although the prevalence of vaping is high among adolescents, branding and brand loyalty are playing a major role in the perception of "smoking" (including the use of e-cigarettes) and "vaping" among high school students. [Full Article...]

LDS Church transfers missionaries out of Hong Kong due to coronavirus concerns

LDS Church transfers missionaries out of Hong Kong due to coronavirus concerns With this announcement, all flights by Indian carriers to China will be suspended after Friday. Among them, 138 flights have been sent to central China's Hubei Province to deliver more than 192,000 emergency supplies, with a total weight of around 1,213 tonnes. [Full Article...]

How major U.S. stock indexes fared Monday

How major U.S. stock indexes fared Monday Shares fluctuated in Hong Kong, which suspended 10 out of 13 border checkpoints with China. For Chris Weston, a Sydney-based strategist at broker Pepperston, "the big unknown" was how China's financial markets respond to the show of force from the country's central bank. [Full Article...]

Facebook now lets users delete activity data it collects from other sites

Facebook now lets users delete activity data it collects from other sites Facebook is under fire again, accused of sharing private messages and other user information with other companies. This data is collected by not only tracking their activity on all Facebook apps/services but also gathering web activity data from third-party apps, websites they visit across the internet. [Full Article...]

Boeing swings to annual loss as 737 MAX costs double

Boeing swings to annual loss as 737 MAX costs double Adding to the barrage of bad news, Boeing notched its first annual loss past year since 1997, when it shut down assembly lines amid a supplier meltdown. "More negative news from Boeing . on our MAX deliveries", the memo read. Boeing is struggling through a crisis stemming from two crashes of its 737 Max that killed all 346 people aboard the flights. [Full Article...]

'You can't trust this president': Schiff calls for Trump to be removed

'You can't trust this president': Schiff calls for Trump to be removed Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said the Democratic managers were "presenting the same information" on a "two-hour loop". "Seriously? If your argument is, 'oh, I don't have to act to defend my country because someone talked too long, ' you're not-Sorry", Sen. [Full Article...]

Wuhan shutting down to curb spread of virus

Wuhan shutting down to curb spread of virus Authorities have confirmed more than 400 cases of the virus in China, a lot of them in the central city of Wuhan where the virus first appeared at the end of 2019. Australia has issued a travel warning for Wuhan, asking visitors to "exercise a high degree of caution", but head coach Ante Milicic had said on Tuesday they were preparing for the trip to Wuhan. [Full Article...]

Biden Slams Trump-China Trade Deal as Lacking on Key Disputes

Biden Slams Trump-China Trade Deal as Lacking on Key Disputes The United States and China have announced an initial trade deal that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of U.S. goods and services, defusing an 18-month conflict between the world's two largest economies. included". And Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Trump's negotiating stance led to a "fully enforceable deal" which could bring additional tariffs . [Full Article...]

Donald Trump defended American atmosphere strike, read

Donald Trump defended American atmosphere strike, read And in an interview with CBS that aired Sunday, Esper said he "didn't see" a specific threat against four embassies in the intelligence. "Last night they received a slap", Khamenei said. "These are things that are conditions-based". Ebrahim Raisi, the head of Iran's judiciary, issued a warning to protesters , saying "the agents of America and agents of foreign countries" want to use anger ove... [Full Article...]

Stocks put Middle East tensions in rearview mirror, surge to record highs

Stocks put Middle East tensions in rearview mirror, surge to record highs The Dow closed 133 points lower. The S&P 500 technology sector rose 0.9%, the top gainer among sectors. Boeing shares dropped 1.9% to lead the Dow lower. Caution prevailed at many commercial airlines Tuesday and Wednesday as the companies rerouted flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during the heightened tensions between the USA and Iran and the latter's factions in Ira... [Full Article...]

US House advances resolution to limit Trump's power to strike Iran

US House advances resolution to limit Trump's power to strike Iran Trump's comments came hours after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also told reporters that the killing was in response to an "imminent threat". "We still need to focus minds, but it's probably coming soon", a European Union diplomat said before Friday's emergency meeting. [Full Article...]

Nissan slams Ghosn's 'extremely regrettable' escape

Nissan slams Ghosn's 'extremely regrettable' escape Ghosn got to Osaka on a bullet train from Tokyo after leaving his home there on the afternoon of December 29, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported Monday. In their first remarks since Ghosn's flight just before the New Year, prosecutors said the escape vindicated their argument that he should have been kept in custody. [Full Article...]

Iran tells United Nations it reserves right to self-defence over Soleimani killing

Iran tells United Nations it reserves right to self-defence over Soleimani killing The United States acknowledged it struck Major General Qassem Soleimani to prevent terrorist attacks by Iranian proxy militias against American diplomatic and military targets, and in retaliation for two decades of attacks against Americans by forces under Soleimani's command. [Full Article...]

How major United States stock indexes fared Tuesday

How major United States stock indexes fared Tuesday Financial sector stocks, especially big banks, also posted strong gains in 2019, despite a sharp pullback in interest rates. More than half of the Dow component companies traded in red territory, with Walmart dropping 0.93 percent, leading the laggards. [Full Article...]

New minimum wage in place in Minnesota for 2020

New minimum wage in place in Minnesota for 2020 On the East Coast, the minimum wage has gone up to $11 an hour for most workers in New Jersey , and to $11.80 for most places in New York State. Although legislative wage increases are generally supported by Democrats and opposed by Republicans, the Pew Research Center has found that Americans largely support increasing the hourly minimum wage to $15 at the federal level. [Full Article...]

Novak Says OPEC+ to Consider Easing Oil Output Caps in March

Novak Says OPEC+ to Consider Easing Oil Output Caps in March China and the United States cooled their 17-month trade war earlier this month, announcing a Phase 1 agreement that would reduce some US tariffs. New York-traded West Texas Intermediate (WTI) - the United States crude benchmark - was up 44 cents, or 0.7 percent, at $61.55 per barrel. [Full Article...]

Trump Tells Troop He's 'Still Working on a Christmas Present' for Melania

Trump Tells Troop He's 'Still Working on a Christmas Present' for Melania Some Twitter users, however, noted that the picture was not a new one, and could not help but wonder whether Donald Trump's 2016 main presidential contender was more wishful than nostalgic in her Christmas post. The pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Florida, Jimmy Scroggins, and his family greeted the Trumps as they arrived moments into a "Candlelight Christmas Celebration". [Full Article...]

Recall of 11,000 washing machines in Ireland due to fire safety risks

Recall of 11,000 washing machines in Ireland due to fire safety risks These products, which have been sold for more than five years, have problems with their door locking systems - they can catch fire due to overheating during the washing process. Customers can also contact Whirlpool's freephone hotline, 0800 316 1442 where an adviser will guide you on what to do next. He added: "This is an issue we inherited from buying Indesit Company, but as the new owner... [Full Article...]

Boeing suspends production of troubled 737 MAX jetliner

Boeing suspends production of troubled 737 MAX jetliner Boeing's shares closed down 4 percent on Monday and fell 1 percent after hours. Boeing 737 Max aircraft were grounded in California in March this year. It said it did not expect any layoffs or furloughs at this stage. The Federal Aviation Administration and authorities around the globe will determine when the Max jets are allowed to fly again. [Full Article...]