Scammers Take Aim at Richard Branson

Scammers Take Aim at Richard Branson

People who run scams don’t just try to dupe ordinary people. British billionaire Sir Richard Branson is going public about almost being swindled out of $5 million in a scheme in which he was asked to pay a ransom on a diplomat who had allegedly been kidnapped. In...
The World Is Facing a Wine Shortage

The World Is Facing a Wine Shortage

Oenophiles are worried. Between bad harvests in Europe and the fires raging through California’s wine country—not to mention low production in the southern hemisphere—wine is expected to be in short supply. The wine shortage will almost certainly lead to higher...
Snapchat to Let You Book Uber Rides

Snapchat to Let You Book Uber Rides

It’s a match made in social app heaven. Snapchat users will now be able to use the popular social media app to book a ride through Uber or Lyft. Users will also be able to book restaurant reservations to establishments featured on the app. This is courtesy of a new...
September Jobs Report: Good News, Bad News

September Jobs Report: Good News, Bad News

Good news: In September 2017, the U.S. jobless rate dropped to 4.2 percent, the lowest it’s been since 2001. Bad news: The U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in the same month, despite the fact that economists had been expecting an increase of 90,000 jobs. How can both of these...
AXA’s New CEO Has Big Shoes to Fill

AXA’s New CEO Has Big Shoes to Fill

After long-time AXA Chief Executive Officer Henri de Castries resigned in September of 2016, the company’s board knew they had some big shoes to fill. De Castries moved to private equity firm General Atlantic, where he will be advising the company on European...
Facebook, Others Mired in Security Concerns

Facebook, Others Mired in Security Concerns

Tech giants Facebook, Google, and Twitter have been called to testify before Congress about how their platforms may have been used to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. This has experts wondering: how much, if any, culpability do these companies have when...
Trump Tax Plan Leaves Questions Unanswered

Trump Tax Plan Leaves Questions Unanswered

President Trump has a new tax plan in the works, but the specifics are vague, to say the least. News outlets are already buzzing with what we do know, however, and which income level will most benefit from the changes, should they go through. The plan would reduce the...
London Refuses to Renew Uber’s License to Operate

London Refuses to Renew Uber’s License to Operate

On September 22, London’s transport authority rejected Uber’s application for a new license to operate. Transport for London (TfL) decided not to renew Uber’s operating license on the basis that the company is not a “fit and proper” private car hire operator. It cited...
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