Yahoo Data Breach: Judge Rules Users Can Sue Company Over Hack

Trading 12 mar 2018 Commentaire »
A federal court judge on Friday ruled that a class action lawsuit can move forward against Yahoo over a number of massive data breaches that revealed the personal information of billions of users, Reuters reported.

Scientists Are Smashing In Iguana Heads To Combat Reptile Overpopulation

Trading 12 mar 2018 Commentaire »
A team of researchers in Broward County, Florida, have begun bashing in the skulls of iguanas to control the reptile population that has inundated the area. Two teams consisting of 15 researchers at the University of Florida use blunt objects to destroy the reptile's brain, believed to be the most humane option, the Sun-Sentinel reported Friday. The team has reportedly logged 249 iguanas. 

How To Play ‘Fortnite Battle Royale’ On iPhone

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“Fortnite” players who can't stand the thought of being away from their favorite video game got a treat Monday. Developer Epic Games officially launched signups to play the iPhone version of the popular last-man-standing shooter, meaning select players will be able to take the game on the go as soon as invites go out. Sign-up now for the Fortnite Battle Royale Invite Event on iOS!https://t.co/IZ7OnmKy34 pic.twitter.com/1Cfrl02X8u

COLOMBIA: Santos To Resume Talks With The ELN

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The Colombian government will resume peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group, according to a statement released by Casa de Nari?o.

President Juan Manuel Santos said that he already instructed the head of the negotiating team, Gustavo Bell, to travel to Quito, Ecuador, to resume talks.

Santos pointed out that the goal is to advance in the discussion and agreements on the points that were being discussed simultaneously and "also to achieve a new ceasefire and hostilities agreement, broad and verifiable, that will avoid more loss of life."

On January 9, the first ceasefire agreed between both sides ended after 101 days.


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Dallas Suburb To Replace Public Transportation With Ride-Sharing App Via

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The Dallas suburb of Arlington, Texas, is planning to replace its mass public transportation services with Via, a ride-sharing sharing service similar to Uber or Lyft, according to a report from CBS News. The city of nearly 400,000 will start with a small fleet of vans that commuters will be able to summon using a smartphone application. The fares for the rides will run $3 per trip or $10 for a week-long pass.

Final Four Predictions 2018: Duke, North Carolina, Villanova Among Best March Madness Picks

Trading 12 mar 2018 Commentaire »
Correctly predicting early-round upsets is always fun, but picking most of the Final Four teams is what will ultimately win you your March Madness bracket pool. Sixty-eight teams are in the 2018 NCAA Tournament after Selection Sunday, but that number will be cut down to four in just two weeks.

Emma Watson Dating Chord Overstreet: Everything We Know About Their Relationship

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Looks like fans have a new famous couple to keep their eyes on as Emma Watson and Chord Overstreet test out the dating waters together. “They have been dating for a little bit now, but it’s still pretty new,” a source told People. “They met through friends. They might seem like an odd match but they actually have very similar personalities.”

Treasuries Close Higher Following Ten-Year Note Auction

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Treasuries moved higher over the course of the trading session on Monday after showing a lack of direction in the morning.

Bond prices bounced back and forth across the unchanged line before moving to the upside going into the close. Subsequently, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, fell by 2.4 basis points to 2.870 percent.

The higher close by treasuries came after the Treasury Department's auction of $21 billion worth of ten-year notes attracted slightly above average demand.

The ten-year note auction drew a high yield of 2.889 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.50, while the ten previous ten-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.43.

The bid-to-cover ratio is a measure of demand that indicates the amount of bids for each dollar worth of securities being sold.

Earlier in the day, the Treasury sold $28 billion worth of three-year notes, attracting average demand

The three-year note auction drew a high yield of 2.436 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.94, while the ten previous three-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.93.

Trading activity was somewhat subdued, however, with a lack of major U.S. economic data keeping some traders on the sidelines.

In the coming days, reports on inflation, retail sales, regional manufacturing activity, housing starts and industrial production are likely to attract attention.

Reaction to the Labor Department's report on consumer prices in the month of February is likely to impact trading on Tuesday.

Consumer prices are expected to rise by 0.2 percent in February after climbing by 0.5 percent in January. Core consumer prices, which exclude food and energy prices, are also expected to edge up by 0.2 percent.

Bond traders are also likely to keep an eye on the results of the Treasury's auction of $13 billion worth of thirty-year bonds.


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Dollar Weakening On Light Data Day

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The dollar is losing ground against all of its major rivals Monday afternoon. The lack of economic data at the start of the new trading week is keeping some investors on the sidelines.

Traders continue to react to Friday's jobs report for February. The U.S. economy created 313,000 new jobs in February, the biggest gain since mid-2016. However, the 12-month increase in worker pay declined to 2.6% from 2.8%, a sign that wages may not be keeping up with inflation.

The lackluster wage growth may prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates four times in 2018.

The dollar rose to an early high of $1.2290 against the Euro Monday, but has since retreated to around $1.2335.

The buck reached a high of $1.3840 against the pound sterling Monday morning, but has since pulled back to around $1.39.

The greenback climbed to an early high of Y106.972 against the Japanese Yen Monday, but has since dropped to around Y106.360.

Japan's business survey index of large manufacturers weakened notably in the three months ended March, the quarterly survey by the Ministry of Finance and the Cabinet Office showed Monday.

The Business Survey Index, or BSI, dropped 2.9 in the three-month period to March from 9.7 in the previous three months.


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Man Killed By Giant Wave After Getting Permission To Marry Girlfriend

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The body of a 19-year-old Michigan man was found in the Bahamas on Friday, four days after he was swept away by a violent wave.  Jonathan Brussow of Rockford, Michigan, had reportedly just asked the family of longtime girlfriend Athena Williams, 20, for their permission to marry her when the violent wave took his life.