Google seeking to promote rivals to stave off EU antitrust action

Deccan Chronicle | 2019-03-19

Google is trying to boost price comparison rivals such as Kelkoo in an effort to appease European Union antitrust regulators and ward off fresh fines following a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) penalty nearly two years ago. The...

Alan, The European Health Insurance Platform, Acquires | 2019-03-18

Alan, the European “digital health insurance platform” using the Alan.EU domain name was founded three years ago and raised $86.5 in funding, according to Crunchbase. In February, the company announced it had raised €40,000,000 in its Series B round of funding, the report said. The company, Domain...

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U.S. states probing Hyundai, Kia over vehicle fires: Connecticut AG

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-03-19

More By David Shepardson (Reuters) - A group of U.S. states is investigating Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp for potential unfair and deceptive acts related to reports of hundreds of vehicle fires, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said on Monday. The South Korean automakers have...

EasyJet flies off from Alitalia consortium

Belfast Telegraph | 2019-03-18

Budget British airline easyJet has pulled out of plans to form a consortium to bid for bankrupt Italian carrier Alitalia. Weekly Business Digest Newsletter This week's business news headlines, directly to your inbox every Tuesday. Sign Up...

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Ultrasound surgery ‘effectively treats high blood pressure’

The Spectator | 2019-03-19

A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust. The study,...

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Japan Introduces New Regulations for Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

The Coin Telegraph | 2019-03-19

Japanese financial regulators have reportedly introduced new regulations for cryptocurrency margin trading ......

IBM ramps up cryto-related cross-border payments offering

Market Watch | 2019-03-18

The cryptocurrency-based cross-border payments race is heating up. IBM Corp. IBM, -0.31% said on Monday its Blockchain World Wire initiative, a global payments network for regulated financial institutions, has entered production and will support instantaneous foreign exchange payment and settlement...

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Federer Reaches Indian Wells Final After Nadal’s Withdrawal

The National Herald | 2019-03-16

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Dominic Thiem outlasted Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final after Roger Federer advanced when Rafael Nadal withdrew because of a knee injury. A somber Nadal announced his withdrawal a couple hours before he was scheduled to...

Milos Raonic ends lucky loser’s run, Angelique Kerber ousts Venus Williams at Indian Wells

The Press Enterprise | 2019-03-15

Milos Raonic, of Canada, celebrates after winning a point against Miomir Kecmanovic, of Serbia, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Miomir Kecmanovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Milos Raonic, of Canada, at the BNP...

Manchester United flop Sanchez offered escape route by Juventus

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-03-19

Bengaluru, March 19: Serial Serie A champions Juventus prepared to offer Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez an escape route from Old Trafford as they look to bolster their squad in the summer, according to reports in Italy. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful of getting the...

Beckham to learn punishment for using phone while driving

The Oklahoman | 2019-03-18

Advertisement LONDON (AP) — David Beckham could be punished Tuesday after admitting to using a cell phone while driving his Bentley in central London. The former...

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India's richest man helps tycoon brother avoid jail

Gulf News | 2019-03-19

Mumbai: The epic feud between India's Ambani brothers has taken a new twist with the older and now vastly richer brother paying a debt owned by his struggling...

US, N Korea trying to get sequencing right: Pompeo on denuclearisation talks

The Siasat Daily | 2019-03-19

Washington: The United States and North Korea are trying to get the “sequencing” right in negotiations to dismantle the communist country’s...

Australia PM calls for social media crackdown

Joy Online | 2019-03-19

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for global restrictions on social media following the Christchurch mosque attacks. Facebook and other firms...

Exit Brussels? The UK civil servants under a fog of uncertainty

The Guardian | 2019-03-19

A dwindling band will stay at the EU for years, but many fear their influence will fade Whatever happens regarding the UK’s future relationship with Europe, the...

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Trump Administration Proposes Caps On Student Loans | 2019-03-18

The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader plan to curb the cost of college, The Associated Press reports. White...

Supreme Court To Decide If States Can Prosecute Illegal Immigrants For Identity Theft

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Creators Syndicate | 2019-03-19

Gimme That Ol'-Time Religion

I mean, yeah, you're right: The quest to get your kids into a top college has gotten crazy. We know...

Al Jazeera | 2019-03-18

How CNN reported on 'child slaves' who were not really enslaved

Despite what a recent CNN documentary claims, there is no pervasive child slavery problem in Ghana's...