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She replaces longtime " Today " anchor Matt Lauer , who was sacked in November following allegations of sexual misconduct . Mr. Lauer is among the most high-profile names to have been ousted in a national reckoning over sexual harassment in the workplace, along with Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly.
  • Ryanair regrets 'unnecessary' four hour German strike threat

    Ryanair regrets 'unnecessary' four hour German strike threat

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    Following the strike call, Ryanair said it wrote to German pilots asking them to work as normal, and that it intends to continue talks. "We advise all customers in Germany to turn up as normal tomorrow, as we plan to operate all scheduled flights, and we will be doing our utmost to minimise any disruptions to the Christmas travel plans of our German customers".
  • U.S. upholds 300 per cent tariff on Bombardier C Series jet

    U.S. upholds 300 per cent tariff on Bombardier C Series jet

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    Boeing stated the decision validated its complaints about Bombardier's aircraft pricing in the United States, "pricing that has harmed our workforce and US industry". There is more information on the USA department of commerce decision here. Delta CEO Ed Bastian told Business Insider in a recent interview that the C Series plane is already made with at least 50 percent USA parts and moving its assembly to Alabama would boost that percentage up to about 60 percent.
  • North Korea

    North Korea "Building a Cache of Bitcoin", Warns Cybersecurity CEO

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    The WannaCry virus infected computers in May around the world, including Japan. The latest accusations against the communist government only heighten the tensions between the USA and North Korea, which have been battling for months over North Korea's nuclear and missile program.
  • GOP tax bill: AT&T, Boeing among corporations rewarding employees

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    The company has said it also plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States in 2018, following through on previous comments officials made in November . But with both parties set to sue the DoJ for blocking the merger because The Donald has a twitter beef with Don Lemon, AT&T has shifted gears and chose to just play along with the emotional needs of a government run by a egomaniacal adolescent.
  • House passes GOP tax bill, sending it to Senate

    House passes GOP tax bill, sending it to Senate

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    Republicans are on the brink of sending President Trump their first bona fide legislative accomplishment, as both chambers of Congress prepare to pass tax reform on Tuesday. premiums. The House revote will occur on Wednesday . "I'm ready to vote", Republican Sen. The debt is expected to soar by at least $1 trillion more than it would without the tax measure, according to projections .
  • Hyperloop One bags $50m funding with Richard Branson named as chair

    Hyperloop One bags $50m funding with Richard Branson named as chair

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    During this phase of testing, the company experimented with using a new airlock that helps test pods transition between atmospheric and vacuum conditions. "All components of the system were successfully tested including the airlock, highly efficient electric motor, advanced controls and power electronics, custom magnetic levitation and guidance, pod suspension, and the vacuum".
  • Sneak peek: All-new Chevy Silverado pickup

    Sneak peek: All-new Chevy Silverado pickup

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    It is expected that full details will be revealed in Detroit once the Silverado makes its global debut along with the rest of the variants. The new Silverado is highlighted by its aggressive styling, particularly the front fascia , which sees a sculpted new grille and integrated LED headlights.
  • Commission opens investigation into Ikea's tax arrangements in the Netherlands

    Commission opens investigation into Ikea's tax arrangements in the Netherlands

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    The commission will investigate two tax rulings by the Netherlands for Inter Ikea , one of the two groups that operate the Ikea business. The report said Ikea companies had avoided €1 billion in taxes across Europe over six years through an aggressive franchising structure that shifted royalties from each store to a subsidiary in the Netherlands.
  • Rafa Benitez reacts to criticism of his Newcastle players

    Rafa Benitez reacts to criticism of his Newcastle players

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    Newcastle United lost 1-0 at Arsenal on Saturday afternoon. Arsenal took the lead in the 23rd minute thanks to a sublime volley from midfielder Mesut Ozil . Now, my math lets me down at times, but as per my calculations, that's an astonishing tally of 89 shots in the last 4 games, with just 3 of them finding the net.
  • Hewitt man one of three injured in NY subway bombing

    Hewitt man one of three injured in NY subway bombing

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    Authorities on Monday investigated two Brooklyn residences with connections to Ullah. In addition to Ullah, three people suffered minor injuries when he attempted to detonate a pipe bomb secured to his midsection in a pedestrian tunnel under the sprawling Port Authority Bus Terminal transportation complex, where many commuters from New York's suburbs arrive on buses and transfer to local subways.
  • Facebook eyes more video ad revenues

    Facebook eyes more video ad revenues

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    Facebook Inc. said it would promote videos more on its news feed on December 14. The social media giant only began to pay its video creators in 2016, originally setting aside $50 million to pay 140 companies and individuals throughout the year.
  • "Cheap Shot": CBOE Chief Dismisses "Irresponsible" Bitcoin Futures Complaints

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    Image source: CBOE delayed quotes dashboard as of 3:53 PM. Such was the euphoria among early investors that trading was halted twice due to CBOE speed breakers, which slow or pause trading when price movements are excessive. As one might expect for an alternative market, the answer is more likely to be social media and other alternative data sources, rather than Bloomberg , CNBC and The Wall Street Journal .
  • Gold Extends Recent Slide With Fed in Focus

    Gold Extends Recent Slide With Fed in Focus

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    Gold is highly sensitive to rising USA rates as these increase the opportunity cost of holding non-yielding bullion while boosting the dollar, in which it is priced. Spot gold was up 0.25 per cent at Dollars 1,250.93 an ounce at early trade. Yellen's successor, Fed Governor Jerome Powell, has hinted that he has a cautious approach to rate increases.
  • Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

    Cellphone company T-Mobile to launch TV service next year

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    The next Uncarrier move for T-Mobile is a move into the streaming TV space. T-Mobile has since moved to offer only unlimited-usage plans to new customers. But it did invoke its hatred of long-term contracts, something that has made T-Mobile's contract-less phone service popular. Layer3 TV CEO Jeff Binder will continue to lead the operation and will join T-Mobile's senior team as the head of T-Mobile's integrated strategy for video and entertainment.