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Mastercard to add fingerprint sensors to cards, won't follow strict Apple Pay security policy - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:54pm

AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Mastercard to add fingerprint sensors to cards, won't follow strict Apple Pay security policy
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Mastercard is reportedly testing cards that integrate a fingerprint sensor, intended to offer a more convenient alternative to entering a PIN. Unlike Apple Pay, however, the cards would lack a series of important security features. Looks close to ...

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Tesla recalls some Model S and Model X cars to fix parking brake - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:18pm

Los Angeles Times

Tesla recalls some Model S and Model X cars to fix parking brake
Los Angeles Times
Because of a parking brake that might stick and render a car immobile, Tesla Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for certain Model S and Model X luxury electric cars. In an email to owners Thursday, first revealed by TechCrunch, Tesla said that no ...
Tesla to recall 53000 cars over parking brake issueNasdaq
Tesla recalls 53000 Model S and Model X cars for parking brake issueCNBC
Tesla Recalls 53000 Cars to Replace Faulty Parking BrakesBloomberg
TechCrunch -Seeking Alpha -Tesla
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Tesla Recalls 53000 Cars to Replace Faulty Parking Brakes - Bloomberg

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:47pm

Bloomberg

Tesla Recalls 53000 Cars to Replace Faulty Parking Brakes
Bloomberg
Tesla Inc. recalled nearly two-thirds of the vehicles it made last year to replace faulty electronic parking brakes that may not release properly, marking its second-largest recall to date. About 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles assembled between ...
Tesla recalls for 53K Model S and Model X cars due to possible parking brake issueMLive.com
Tesla recalls some Model S and Model X cars for parking brake problemLos Angeles Times
Tesla Safety Update | TeslaTesla

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FCC clears way for big TV mergers, eases broadband price limits - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:42pm

Los Angeles Times

FCC clears way for big TV mergers, eases broadband price limits
Los Angeles Times
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday accelerated its deregulation push under Republican control, voting to ease limits on broadcast TV ownership and prices that large telecom companies can charge businesses and governments for bulk ...

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FCC clears way for big TV mergers, eases broadband price limits - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:42pm

Los Angeles Times

FCC clears way for big TV mergers, eases broadband price limits
Los Angeles Times
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday accelerated its deregulation push under Republican control, voting to ease limits on broadcast TV ownership and prices that large telecom companies can charge businesses and governments for bulk ...
FCC helps AT&T and Verizon charge more by ending broadband price capsArs Technica
Dem lawmaker: FCC now stands for 'Forgetting Choice and Competition'The Hill

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FCC Eases Media Ownership Restrictions in Vote to Restore UHF Discount - Variety

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:51pm

FCC Eases Media Ownership Restrictions in Vote to Restore UHF Discount
Variety
The FCC on Thursday voted to restore an arcane rule that has allowed station groups to fall within media ownership limits. The commission, in a 2-1 vote, reinstated the so-called UHF discount. First adopted in 1985, it has allowed media companies to ...

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MasterCard Wants to Turn Your Thumbprint Into a PIN Number - Gizmodo

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:41pm

Gizmodo

MasterCard Wants to Turn Your Thumbprint Into a PIN Number
Gizmodo
On Thursday, MasterCard announced a “next generation biometric card” which embeds fingerprint recognition into debit cards. That may not be good news. Advertisement. Called Pick N Pay, the card requires customers to place their thumb on an embedded ...
Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric CardYouTube

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Verizon profit, revenue miss Wall Street view as subscribers dash - Reuters

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:35pm

Reuters

Verizon profit, revenue miss Wall Street view as subscribers dash
Reuters
Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly loss of subscribers, even as it offered an unlimited data plan, raising questions on whether the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier may need a larger acquisition than Yahoo to ...
Amid competition, Verizon loses key customers for first timeCNBC
Verizon loses wireless customers for first timeKTVQ Billings News
Verizon 1Q results highlighted by strong wireless customer loyalty, network investment and growth in new markets ...Verizon

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FCC takes first step toward allowing more broadcast TV mergers - The Verge

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:17pm

The Verge

FCC takes first step toward allowing more broadcast TV mergers
The Verge
In a divided vote today, the Federal Communications Commission took steps that could lead to more consolidation among TV broadcasters, reducing the number of sources of local news. The changes have drawn the ire of Democrats, though they've ...
FCC eases restriction on media ownershipThe Hill
US FCC approves easing business data service regulationsReuters
FCC's BDS Vote Draws Mixed ReviewsBroadcasting & Cable
Recode -CNBC -Variety -FierceWireless
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T-Mobile on the Street: The Latest Analyst Recommendations - Market Realist

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:06pm

Market Realist

T-Mobile on the Street: The Latest Analyst Recommendations
Market Realist
In the previous part of the series, we looked at T-Mobile's (TMUS) value proposition among the top four mobile companies in the United States. These four players include Verizon Communications (VZ), AT&T (T), T-Mobile, and Sprint (S). Now let's look at ...

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The Murdochs freed themselves of scandal just in time for a long-desired $15 billion takeover - Quartz

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:28am

Quartz

The Murdochs freed themselves of scandal just in time for a long-desired $15 billion takeover
Quartz
With a long-awaited takeover deal hanging in the balance, sex scandals, public protests, and fleeing advertisers were the last thing Rupert Murdoch needed—especially after Fox News chief Roger Ailes was ousted over a similar controversy last year.
O'Reilly's exit looks like a non-factor for Fox's profit machineNorwich Bulletin
How Boycotts Affect Business: Examining the Dynamics of the O'Reilly OusterThe Nonprofit Quarterly (registration)
Harassment In The Workplace Is Not Just About SexHuffington Post
Financialbuzz.com -Yahoo Finance -Malaya -Axios
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Verizon loses wireless customers for first time - MarketWatch

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:16am

Channel NewsAsia

Verizon loses wireless customers for first time
MarketWatch
Verizon Communications Inc., once the untouchable leader of the U.S. wireless industry, is struggling to hold onto customers and getting them to pay a premium for its service. The carrier posted its first ever quarterly net loss of wireless subscribers ...
Verizon profit, revenue misses Wall Street view as subscribers dashReuters
Verizon loses 289K postpaid subs in Q1, misses 'on almost every metric'FierceWireless
Verizon: Unlimited data plan boosted first quarter numbersRCR Wireless News
Wireless Week -Bloomberg -Tampabay.com -Verizon
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Marcato seeks ouster of Buffalo Wild Wings CEO - MarketWatch

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:15am

Stockhouse

Marcato seeks ouster of Buffalo Wild Wings CEO
MarketWatch
An activist investor is turning up the heat in its fight with Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., calling on the restaurant chain to replace its chief executive. Marcato Capital Management LP wants CEO Sally Smith removed in addition to the four board seats it ...
Buffalo Wild Wings Activist Marcato Calls for CEO to LeaveBloomberg
Critic of Buffalo Wild Wings raises stakes by seeking resignation of CEO SmithMinneapolis Star Tribune
Activist investor takes another swing at Buffalo Wild Wings, calls for CEO to resignCNBC
Business Insider -Investor's Business Daily -Nasdaq
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Verizon profit, revenue misses Wall Street view as subscribers dash - Reuters

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:38am

Reuters

Verizon profit, revenue misses Wall Street view as subscribers dash
Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Verizon is seen at a retail store in San Diego, California April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo. By Anjali Athavaley and Aishwarya Venugopal. Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) on Thursday reported its first-ever ...
Verizon Subscriber Losses Highlight Need for M&A ExplorationBloomberg
Verizon (VZ) Misses Earnings and Revenue Estimate in Q1Zacks.com
Verizon, for First Time, Loses Core Wireless Customers -- UpdateFox Business
Forbes -Wireless Week -New York Times -Investorplace.com
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U.S. Mortgage Rates Drop to Five-Month Low With 30-Year at 3.97% - Bloomberg

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:27am

Bloomberg

U.S. Mortgage Rates Drop to Five-Month Low With 30-Year at 3.97%
Bloomberg
U.S. mortgage rates dropped for a fifth week, sending home-loan costs down to their lowest point since the week after the presidential election. The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 3.97 percent, down from 4.08 percent last week and the ...
Mortgage rates remain in month-long slide, falling to lowest levels in five monthsWashington Post
Mortgage rates drop for ThursdayBankrate.com

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Dow Chemical lobbying Trump to bury results of pesticide study - New York Post

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:08am

Washington Post

Dow Chemical lobbying Trump to bury results of pesticide study
New York Post
Dow Chemical wants the Trump administration to “set aside” the findings of federal scientists that show a group of widely used pesticides are harmful to nearly 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species, according to a report on Thursday ...
Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump, Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide StudyVanity Fair
Dow asks Trump administration to 'set aside' results of pesticide studiesMLive.com

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Number of people collecting unemployment checks hits 17-year low, jobless claims show - MarketWatch

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:32am

MarketWatch

Number of people collecting unemployment checks hits 17-year low, jobless claims show
MarketWatch
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits remains at the lowest level in decades amid a prolonged surge in job creation since 2011. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of out-of-work people collecting unemployment checks fell ...
Applications for US jobless aid rise but remain at low levelMiami Herald

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Lower Prices at Wal-Mart: Good for Shoppers, Bad for Grocers - Fox Business

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:14am

WFMY News 2

Lower Prices at Wal-Mart: Good for Shoppers, Bad for Grocers
Fox Business
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s fight to defend its low-cost reputation is helping to extend the longest food-price decline in decades. Continue Reading Below. The world's biggest retailer is investing heavily to lower prices in its U.S. stores, the company's ...
Walmart Has Really Stuck It to Amazon With Its Intent to Slash Prices on 1 Million ProductsTheStreet.com

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Verizon earnings, revenue miss Street estimates as wireless subscribers drop - CNBC

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:56am

CNBC

Verizon earnings, revenue miss Street estimates as wireless subscribers drop
CNBC
Verizon reported EPS of 95 cents vs estimate of 96 cents, according to Thomson Reuters analysts' consensus. The telecom company had sales of $29.814 billion vs $30.487 billion estimate, according to Thomson Reuters. Lauren Thomas | @laurenthomasx3.
Verizon results miss Wall Street estimates as it loses subscribersReuters
Verizon 1Q results highlighted by strong wireless customer loyalty, network investment and growth in new marketsPR Newswire (press release)
Verizon Q1 Profit Drops, Results Miss View; Stock DownNasdaq
Fortune -MarketWatch -TechCrunch -Business Insider
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Holiday Inn hotel chain reveals malware attack that stole credit card info - KSDK

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:52am

KSDK

Holiday Inn hotel chain reveals malware attack that stole credit card info
KSDK
SAN FRANCISCO – Front desk cash registers at more than 1,200 hotels in the InterContinental Hotels Group, which includes the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, were infected with malware that stole customer debit and credit card data between ...

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