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Amazon's stock has tumbled 9.2% amid a three-session losing streak, weighed by President Trump's criticism of the company. He also notes how they "use our Postal System as their delivery boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.) and are putting thousands or retailers out of business!" Amazon collects and pays sales tax in every state that charges one, and that's virtually every state.
  • Softbank Vision Fund to seed investment in 200GW of Saudi Arabian solar

    Softbank Vision Fund to seed investment in 200GW of Saudi Arabian solar

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    Installation of the solar panels is planned to start this year, and the project should start producing electricity by the middle of next year. The projects are expected to create an estimated 200,000 jobs in Saudi Arabia and increase GDP by $12 billion, as well as save an annual estimated amount of $40 billion.
  • Crude Falls on Growing Inventories

    Crude Falls on Growing Inventories

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    Brent and WTI, in contrast, were down by that time, weighed down by concerns over a looming US trade dispute with China . An industry report was said to show that US crude inventories rose 5.32 million barrels last week , more than six times higher than the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey before Wednesday's government data.
  • Huawei launches new P20 smartphone series

    Huawei launches new P20 smartphone series

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    The Pro also features a 4,000 mAh battery . What's better than two rear-facing cameras on a smartphone? The smartphone blends the luxury aesthetics with the high-end hardware. Not only it has three cameras, but the camera sensors also have a very high resolution. A attractive display with thin bezels. The Kirin 970 is a 10nm, eight-core chip, with four 2.36GHz Cortex A73 cores and four 1.8GHz Cortex A53 cores providing CPU power.
  • Qantas completes first direct flight from Australia to Europe

    Qantas completes first direct flight from Australia to Europe

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    The non-stop journey stands in stark contrast to the original flights by Australia's national carrier to the UK. Leaving Sydney, it stopped in Darwin in northern Australia, Singapore, Calcutta in India, Karachi in Pakistan, Cairo in Egypt, Tripoli in Libya and, finally, London.
  • The Toys

    The Toys "R" Us founder dies, liquidation sales are coming

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    As of writing this, there has been no official explanation for why the sale was postponed. "There have been many sad moments for Toys "R" Us in recent weeks, and none more heartbreaking than today's news about the passing of our beloved founder, Charles Lazarus ", the statement said.
  • KB Toys to return?

    KB Toys to return?

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    The bankrupt toy retailer has laid out plans to close all of its 735 stores after recording weak sales and failing to find a corporate buyer. Toys R Us will be closing or selling all of its United States stores after filing a motion to liquidate its USA business on March 15.
  • Marvel and the Avengers Attractions Are Coming to Disney Parks

    Marvel and the Avengers Attractions Are Coming to Disney Parks

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    A sneak peek video was released on the blog on Tuesday. As part of the transformative, multi-year expansion that was recently announced for Disneyland Paris , the new Marvel-themed area at Walt Disney Studios Park will include a reimagined attraction where guests will team up with Iron Man and the Avengers on a hyper-kinetic mission in 2020.
  • Serial bomber suspected in deadly Austin explosions, say police

    Serial bomber suspected in deadly Austin explosions, say police

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    Four bombs have shaken the city this month. This time , the bomb could have maimed anyone walking through this quiet Austin neighborhood. "It sounded like a very nearby cannon", Holmes said. Police Chief Brian Manley also told ABC's " Good Morning America " on Monday that both men who were injured in Sunday night's explosion in the southwestern Austin neighborhood of Travis Country are white, unlike the victims in the three earlier attacks, who were black or Hispanic.
  • How to avoid Facebook data traps

    How to avoid Facebook data traps

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    The social media giant's shares were down 5.36 per cent at $175.17 at the time of writing, slashing almost $4bn (£2.8bn) off of founder Mark Zuckerberg's fortune. Cambridge denies keeping data from Kogan's work. "If this data still exists, it would be a grave violation of Facebook's policies and an unacceptable violation of trust and the commitments these groups made".
  • Diplomat doorbell pranks reflect rise in Indian-Pakistan tensions

    Diplomat doorbell pranks reflect rise in Indian-Pakistan tensions

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    In the two fresh incidents on Sunday, one Indian diplomat going to a restaurant in Islamabad was "aggressively" followed by some people in a auto while in the second incident, four Indian diplomats travelling in an official vehicle on their way to a market were tailed by two people on a motorcycle.
  • Nerve Agent Planted in Luggage of Russian Agent's Daughter

    Nerve Agent Planted in Luggage of Russian Agent's Daughter

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    After the first known offensive use of such a weapon on European soil since World War Two, Britain has pinned the blame on Moscow and given 23 Russians who it said were spies working under diplomatic cover at the London embassy a week to leave.
  • Cigna to buy Express Scripts in $67B deal

    Cigna to buy Express Scripts in $67B deal

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    He added: "This combination accelerates Cigna's enterprise mission of improving the health, well-being and sense of security of those we serve, and in turn, expanding the breadth of services for our customers, partners, clients, health plans and communities".
  • VW to Expand Electric Vehicle Production on 'Massive Scale'

    VW to Expand Electric Vehicle Production on 'Massive Scale'

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    Volkswagen has talked a big game when it comes to introducing new electric cars , but now the automaker is setting up the production infrastructure to make that happen. "Over the last few months, we have pulled out all the stops to implement " Roadmap E " with the necessary speed and determination", said CEO Matthias Müller.
  • Major bottled water brands may contain plastic particles, new research shows

    Major bottled water brands may contain plastic particles, new research shows

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    Conducted by journalism organisation Orb media, the study , conducted at State University of NY in Fredonia, considered 259 bottles bought from different lots in 19 locations in nine countries, including India. Of the 259 bottles tested, 17 had no particles. Previous research by Orb Media has found plastic particles in tap water as well, but on a smaller scale.
  • This week's poll: A new age of tariffs?

    This week's poll: A new age of tariffs?

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    The article noted that some Trump administration officials have objected to the visa restrictions, which could affect Chinese students in the USA, particularly those in graduate science and technology programs, and it is unclear if they will be included in the final package.
  • OPEC sees oil supply surge from United States countering its cuts

    OPEC sees oil supply surge from United States countering its cuts

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    Distillate fuel product supplied averaged 4.0 million barrels per day over the last four weeks, down by 4.2% from the same period last year but Jet fuel demand is up 11.2% compared to the same four-week period last year. Venezuela accounts for the biggest contribution to the production decline last month, producing 51,900 barrels a day less than in January. "Commercial crude stocks in the USA have been recovering and are at their highest level since December 2017".
  • United Airlines Dead Dog Triggers Criminal Investigation

    United Airlines Dead Dog Triggers Criminal Investigation

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    United said in a statement it will start issuing the tags by April. "PETA reminds everyone that it is up to each of us to keep our companion animals safe, and we should never allow someone to put them in harm's way, including by confining them to a small space with no air flow - no trip is that important", the statement said.
  • IHeart Media Is $20 Million In Debt; Files For Bankruptcy

    IHeart Media Is $20 Million In Debt; Files For Bankruptcy

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    Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur at a hearing in Houston on Thursday. iHeartMedia say that income generated by their continuing businesses as well as funding they already have will keep them running during the process of bankruptcy. The company that became iHeartMedia was founded in 1972 and was known as Clear Channel Communications until it changed its name about 10 years ago.
  • Toys R Us said to be planning to liquidate its U.S. operations

    Toys R Us said to be planning to liquidate its U.S. operations

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    Stores in other countries will be affected as well Stores in France, Poland, and Australia are likely to face liquidation. In January, Toys R Us announced it would close 182 USA stores, or about one-fifth of its remaining locations. FAO Schwarz, which Toys R Us once owned, is opening shops inside department stores in the USA and China. But the company lost ground to discounters like Target and Walmart, and then to Amazon, as even nostalgic parents sought deals elsewhere.
  • Google to ban ads promoting cryptocurrencies

    Google to ban ads promoting cryptocurrencies

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    A bitcoin (virtual currency) coin is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017. This move follows Facebook's ban of cryptocurrency ads in January, which aimed to crack down on scams related to the ads.
  • Google Co-Founder Debuts Autonomous Flying Taxi 'Cora'

    Google Co-Founder Debuts Autonomous Flying Taxi 'Cora'

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    In an email, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Arden told The New York Times that Kitty Hawk's electric flying taxis could help the country achieve a goal of eliminating net carbon emissions by 2050. Cora is a small aircraft that looks like a mix between a drone and a plane. In November 2017, Boeing bought Aurora Flight Sciences . Other countries, mostly in the Middle East and Africa, have been more aggressive about allowing unmanned flights and appear willing to be some of the ...
  • Neymar Jr May Have Played His Last Game For PSG

    Neymar Jr May Have Played His Last Game For PSG

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    Philippe Coutinho admitted he would love Neymar to come back to Barcelona , despite his Brazilian team-mate joining PSG for £198m last summer. Neymar has netted 28 goals for the Les Blues after becoming the world's most expensive player in 2017.
  • Trump Will be Getting Military Parade Down Pennsylvania Ave. Without Tanks

    Trump Will be Getting Military Parade Down Pennsylvania Ave. Without Tanks

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    It will, however, involve "a heavy air component" with military aircraft flying overhead at the end of parade, including older aircraft "as available", the memo said. First reports of plans for a parade came out last month when The Washington Post reported that Trump had met with high-ranking officials and told them he wanted a parade "like the one in France".