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Capital One fined $80 million over 2019 data breach
Capital One fined $80 million over 2019 data breach

Capital One has been fined $80 million for a 2019 data breach that left 100 million Americans vulnerable.

Postal Service emerges as flash point heading into election
Postal Service emerges as flash point heading into election

Cuts to overtime as record numbers of ballots are expected to pass through post offices this fall. The success of the 2020 presidential election could hinge on a most unlikely government agency: the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service already was facing questions over how it would handle the expected spike of mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic, but several operational changes imposed by its new leader have led to mail backlogs across the United States as rumors of additional cutbacks swirl, fueling worries about the November vote.

Coastal Cloud Makes Top 100 Best Companies List
Coastal Cloud Makes Top 100 Best Companies List

Coastal Cloud was recently named one of Florida's Best Companies To Work For. Sara Hale co-founded Coastal Cloud in the emerging years of cloud technology. Sara, and her husband and founding partner Tim Hale, knew this technology shift had the potential to change not only the speed of digital transformation in business, but also opened up the possibilities for an entirely new type of business model. Sara has been recognized numerous times for her role as a woman leader. She has been recognized as a "a Tech Leader of the Year" by Jacksonville Business Journal and is a frequent guest speaker, sharing the blueprints on how to create a modern workforce and build a career as a...

MV Wakashio: Locals in Mauritius try to stop oil spill
MV Wakashio: Locals in Mauritius try to stop oil spill
  • World
  • 2020-08-09 11:41:26Z

MV Wakashio ran aground on coral reef on 25 July and is now leaking oil.

Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to Lebanon
Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to Lebanon
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  • 2020-08-09 11:41:07Z

Hospitals and schools, then shattered and bent water pipes, then the crater that once was Lebanon's port. The rebuilding needs of Lebanon are immense, but so is the question of how to ensure the millions of dollars promised in international aid is not diverted in a country notorious for missing money, invisible infrastructure projects and its refusal to open the books. Sunday's donor teleconference is hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, who was mobbed last week by tearful victims of the Beirut ammonium nitrate explosion begging him to ensure the corruption they blame for the blast that devastated the capital does not profit from its destruction.

Report: 9 killed in car crash in Egypt's Nile Delta
  • World
  • 2020-08-09 11:25:01Z

A car crash on Sunday left at least nine people dead and seven others injured north of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the state-run news agency said. The MENA news agency said the crash took place when a microbus collided with a small truck on a highway in the Nile Delta town of Banha, around 60 kilometers

Despite federal guidance, schools cite privacy laws to withhold info about COVID-19 cases
Despite federal guidance, schools cite privacy laws to withhold info about COVID-19 cases

Federal guidance say those laws don't bar disclosure. Schools can publicly share coronavirus case counts as long as they don't identify individuals.

Coronavirus: Trump signs relief order after talks at Congress collapse
Coronavirus: Trump signs relief order after talks at Congress collapse

The measures include pay for millions of jobless but some are likely to face legal challenges.

Should you pay
Should you pay 'points' to get an extra-low mortgage rate?

You can buy your way to a lower interest rate. Is it worth it?

For $9,000, You Can Own a Bespoke 1:8 Replica of the Continental GT
For $9,000, You Can Own a Bespoke 1:8 Replica of the Continental GT

Each made-to-order model is fully customizable.

When Florida cops punch first, they say it's for safety. Critics question tactic and training.
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  • 2020-08-09 11:00:00Z

A drunk and unruly woman, being carried out of the stands at a University of Miami football game, weakly swipes at a burly Miami-Dade cop - who then hits her square in the face. A handcuffed suspect, standing toe-to-toe with another county officer, refuses to get into a patrol car and is slapped twice

Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in decades
Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in decades
  • World
  • 2020-08-09 10:37:43Z

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday in the highest-level visit by an American Cabinet official since the break in formal diplomatic relations between Washington and Taipei in 1979. Beijing has already protested Azar's visit as a betrayal of U.S. commitments not to have official contact with the island. China claims Taiwan as its own territory, to be brought under its control by military force if necessary.

Armenia Has Some of the World
Armenia Has Some of the World's Most Enchanting Monasteries
  • World
  • 2020-08-09 10:28:18Z

By now you've no doubt found a coping mechanism for COVID angst-maybe you fold down into child's pose, zone out with some deep inhales, or simply pour yourself a stiff drink. Me, I like to close my eyes and conjure up one of the most peaceful places I know: Geghard monastery, in the mountains of Armenia. Some days I can almost taste the air inside, cool and pure and sweet with frankincense. Around me, candles flicker in the dimness against rough-hewn walls blackened by smoke and time. Ethereal harmonies spiral up to the soaring cupola, from which a skylight casts a beam of light that warms my forehead if I stand just so. I'm not religious, but in Armenia's monasteries, I found a glimmer...

Lebanon information minister resigns in wake of deadly blast
Lebanon information minister resigns in wake of deadly blast
  • World
  • 2020-08-09 10:23:24Z

Lebanon's information minister resigned on Sunday as the country grapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through the capital and raised public anger to new levels. The resignation comes as public anger is mounting against the ruling elite, blamed for the chronic mismanagement and corruption that is believed to be behind the explosion in a Beirut Port warehouse. Hundreds of tons of highly explosive material was stored in the waterfront hangar, and a blast sent a shock wave that killed at least 160 people, wounded nearly 6,000 and defaced the coastline of Beirut - destroying hundreds of buildings.

Chad prison deaths: Report disputed claim of mass poisoning
Chad prison deaths: Report disputed claim of mass poisoning
  • World
  • 2020-08-09 10:15:36Z

Prosecutors in Chad had suggested 44 prisoners killed themselves, but a new report says otherwise.

Morocco
Morocco's carriage horses suffer as COVID-19 bars tourists
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  • 2020-08-09 10:15:09Z

Abdenabi Nouidi sold his favorite horse for $150 to help feed the others on the team that pulls tourists in carriages through the buzzing streets of Marrakech. The prospect of starvation looms for carriage horses and other animals normally used in Morocco's tourist mecca. The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad, or SPANA, says hundreds of Morocco's carriage horses and donkeys are threatened amid the collapsing tourism industry.

Small farmers left behind in Trump administration
Small farmers left behind in Trump administration's COVID-19 relief package

The uneven distribution of funds is stark. The top 10 percent got over 60 percent of the pot, while the bottom 10 percent got just 0.26 percent.

They tweeted, retweeted photo of a cop at a Black Lives Matter protest. Then came felonies.
They tweeted, retweeted photo of a cop at a Black Lives Matter protest. Then came felonies.
  • US
  • 2020-08-09 10:00:37Z

Legal experts say charging Twitter users with felonies over posts of a New Jersey cop during a Black Lives Matter protest is "a bit of a stretch."

How to stop the COVID-19 pandemic? Harvard doc says cheap tests are the answer.
How to stop the COVID-19 pandemic? Harvard doc says cheap tests are the answer.

Harvard infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Mina says use of frequent, cheap tests could quell COVID-19 outbreaks in a matter of weeks.

Litman: New York wants to dissolve the NRA; it will probably decapitate it instead
Litman: New York wants to dissolve the NRA; it will probably decapitate it instead

Even if the NRA survives New York's lawsuit, dethroning its CEO and heaping it with humiliation and penalties will be a victory.

It
It's decision time for Joe Biden. His VP pick could make history, with Harris, Rice among top contenders

Joe Biden has a crucial decision to make and the stakes are high for whichever woman he chooses as his running mate.

With reservations, we recommend Katherine Fernández Rundle for Miami-Dade state attorney | Editorial
With reservations, we recommend Katherine Fernández Rundle for Miami-Dade state attorney | Editorial
  • US
  • 2020-08-09 10:00:00Z

These are both fragile and explosive times. They call for leaders who are battle-tested, compassionate and possessing the will to find the best path forward for all in our community.

Don
Don't Buy Phoenix Group Holdings plc (LON:PHNX) For Its Next Dividend Without Doing These Checks

Readers hoping to buy Phoenix Group Holdings plc (LON:PHNX) for its dividend will need to make their move shortly, as...

Do These 3 Checks Before Buying Phoenix Group Holdings plc (LON:PHNX) For Its Upcoming Dividend
Do These 3 Checks Before Buying Phoenix Group Holdings plc (LON:PHNX) For Its Upcoming Dividend

Phoenix Group Holdings plc (LON:PHNX) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in three days. You will need to purchase...

GlaxoSmithKline (LON:GSK) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend
GlaxoSmithKline (LON:GSK) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LON:GSK) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in three days. This means that investors who...

GlaxoSmithKline (LON:GSK) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend
GlaxoSmithKline (LON:GSK) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend

Regular readers will know that we love our dividends at Simply Wall St, which is why it's exciting to see...

Ferrexpo (LON:FXPO) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend
Ferrexpo (LON:FXPO) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend

Regular readers will know that we love our dividends at Simply Wall St, which is why it's exciting to see Ferrexpo plc...

Be Sure To Check Out Ferrexpo plc (LON:FXPO) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend
Be Sure To Check Out Ferrexpo plc (LON:FXPO) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend

Ferrexpo plc (LON:FXPO) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next three days. You can purchase shares before the 13th...

Saudi Aramco half-year profits plunge 50% from virus impact
Saudi Aramco half-year profits plunge 50% from virus impact

Saudi Aramco's net income plunged by 50% in the first half of the year, according to figures published Sunday, offering a revealing glimpse into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one of the world's biggest oil producers. The results were announced as Aramco's second quarter earnings dipped to $6.6 billion compared to $24.7 billion during the same time last year, reflecting a staggering 73% drop. The majority state-owned company's financial health is crucial to Saudi Arabia's stability.

From Stanford med to blueberry fields: Student laborer gets lesson in COVID perseverance
From Stanford med to blueberry fields: Student laborer gets lesson in COVID perseverance

A COVID break from Stanford medical school led Gianna Nino-Tapias to return to her old job picking blueberries - and a dose of harsh perspective.

Credit Suisse eyes cooperation with insurers: Rohner
Credit Suisse eyes cooperation with insurers: Rohner

Credit Suisse is looking to expand cooperation with insurers, Chairman Urs Rohner told a Sunday newspaper, adding the search for his successor at Switzerland's second-biggest bank was well under way.

Amarin
Amarin's Vascepa To Take Part In Covid-19 Study In Adults With Heart Disease

Amarin announced on Friday that Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) is initiating a trial to study the potential of its lead product Vascepa to be used as a treatment to prevent or reduce the risk of complications from viral respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19 in older adults with heart disease.Biotech Amarin (AMRN) said that that the MITIGATE COVID-19 study, will test the effects of Vascepa on viral upper respiratory infection (URI) rates and clinical outcomes, especially involving acute respiratory SARS-CoV-2 infection, in adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) who are at elevated risk of experiencing moderate to severe COVID-19.The trial will involve...

Afghan assembly approves Taliban prisoner release
Afghan assembly approves Taliban prisoner release

The decision is intended to help progress peace talks but it has proven controversial.

Coronavirus: Brazil passes 100,000 deaths as outbreak shows no sign of easing
Coronavirus: Brazil passes 100,000 deaths as outbreak shows no sign of easing

The Covid-19 outbreak shows no sign of easing but cities have already reopened shops and restaurants.

It Might Not Be A Great Idea To Buy Diageo plc (LON:DGE) For Its Next Dividend
It Might Not Be A Great Idea To Buy Diageo plc (LON:DGE) For Its Next Dividend

Diageo plc (LON:DGE) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in three days. If you purchase the stock on or after the 13th...

Do These 3 Checks Before Buying Diageo plc (LON:DGE) For Its Upcoming Dividend
Do These 3 Checks Before Buying Diageo plc (LON:DGE) For Its Upcoming Dividend

It looks like Diageo plc (LON:DGE) is about to go ex-dividend in the next three days. You will need to purchase shares...

India begins examination of plane
India begins examination of plane's black box after deadly crash

Indian investigators on Sunday began examining the black box of a Boeing-737 that overshot a runway on its second attempt, killing 18 people in the country's worst aviation accident in a decade. The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic, overshot the runway of the Calicut International Airport in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode on Friday. In an interview with Reuters partner ANI on Sunday, Anil Kumar, head of India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, said the country would open the recovered transcripts to international investigators, as well as manufacturer Boeing .

FedEx Gains 7% On Delivery Rate Hikes, Stephens Lifts PT
FedEx Gains 7% On Delivery Rate Hikes, Stephens Lifts PT

Shares of FedEx rose 6.6% on Friday after the courier company announced an increase in surcharge on international deliveries across certain destinations.An unprecedented surge in delivery volumes amid the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed FedEx (FDX) to raise its rates. Meanwhile, the revised surcharges are expected to mitigate the impact of higher costs that resulted from restrictions imposed by countries to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemicOn August 6, FedEx said it will double the per kilo surcharge on parcels from Hong Kong to the US effective from August 10. It will also increase the surcharge on parcels from Taiwan to the US to $1 from $0.22 per kilo. Additionally, the...

Mizuho Lifts NortonLifeLock
Mizuho Lifts NortonLifeLock's PT After Strong 1Q Results

Mizuho increased the price target on NortonLifeLock's stock to $27 (16% upside potential) from $23 and reiterated a Buy rating, saying that the cybersecurity solution provider reported "strong" 1Q results.Mizuho analyst Gregg Moskowitz stated in a note to investors on Friday that NortonLifeLock's (NLOK) results are consistent with the view that the company's products are "more important in the current environment." He also believes that stock's valuation makes it more attractive for investment.On August 6, NortonLifeLock reported that adjusted EPS grew 48% to $0.31 year-on-year, beating analysts' expectations of $0.22. Revenues increased 4% to $614 million...

Oppenheimer Sees 20% Upside In WIX Stock
Oppenheimer Sees 20% Upside In WIX Stock

Wix.com has soared over 138% so far this year yet Oppenheimer sees more upside lying ahead, on the back of strong subscriber growth in the most recent quarter.On August 7, Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein raised Wix.com's (WIX) price target to $350 (20% upside potential) from $305 and reaffirmed a Buy rating. Helfstein said that "Q2 record user additions, higher conversion to paid, and shift to eCommerce plans position Wix for accelerated collections growth." He further noted that "July trends show continued new cohort strength into Q3."On the same day, JMP Securities analyst Ronald Josey also lifted the stock's price target stating that the company is likely to continue benefiting...

Cohort plc (LON:CHRT) Looks Like A Good Stock, And It
Cohort plc (LON:CHRT) Looks Like A Good Stock, And It's Going Ex-Dividend Soon

Cohort plc (LON:CHRT) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 3 days. This means that investors who purchase shares...

Be Sure To Check Out Cohort plc (LON:CHRT) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend
Be Sure To Check Out Cohort plc (LON:CHRT) Before It Goes Ex-Dividend

Some investors rely on dividends for growing their wealth, and if you're one of those dividend sleuths, you might be...

Grounded Mauritius ship operator apologises for oil leak
Grounded Mauritius ship operator apologises for oil leak

The operator of a Japanese bulk carrier which ran aground off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean apologised on Sunday for a major oil spill which officials and environmentalists say is creating an ecological disaster. The MV Wakashio, operated by Mitsui OSK Lines, struck the reef on Mauritius' southeast coast on July 25. "We apologise profusely and deeply for the great trouble we have caused," Akihiko Ono, executive vice president of Mitsui OSK Lines said at a new conference in Tokyo.

Grounded Mauritius ship operator apologises for oil leak
Grounded Mauritius ship operator apologises for oil leak

The operator of a Japanese bulk carrier which ran aground off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean apologised on Sunday for a major oil spill which officials and environmentalists say is creating an ecological disaster. The MV Wakashio, operated by Mitsui OSK Lines, struck the reef on Mauritius' southeast

Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school
Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school
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  • 2020-08-09 07:46:31Z

Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. As Germany's 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, the country's famous sense of "Ordnung" has given way to uncertainty, with a hodgepodge of regional regulations that officials acknowledge may or may not work. "There can't, and never will be 100% certainty," said Torsten Kuehne, the official in charge of schools in Pankow, Berlin's most populous district where 45,000 students go back to school Monday.

Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing
Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing
  • World
  • 2020-08-09 07:45:28Z

The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race. Nagasaki was flattened in an atomic inferno three days after Hiroshima -- twin nuclear attacks that rang in the nuclear age and gave Japan the bleak distinction of being the only country to be struck by atomic weapons. Survivors, their relatives and a handful of foreign dignitaries attended a remembrance ceremony in Nagasaki where they called for world peace.

Belarus strongman, opposition leader face off in tense vote
Belarus strongman, opposition leader face off in tense vote

Presidential polls opened Sunday in Belarus, with a popular woman opposition candidate posing the greatest challenge yet to long-ruling strongman Alexander Lukashenko. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a 37-year-old English teacher and translator, stood for election after authorities barred her husband, popular blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky, from running and then jailed him. A polling station in central Minsk early Sunday was unusually busy with voters standing in line for ballot papers, an AFP reporter saw.

France's Macron to host donor conference for blast-stricken Lebanon
  • World
  • 2020-08-09 07:38:27Z

French President Emmanuel Macron will host U.S. President Donald Trump and other political leaders on Sunday for a U.N.-endorsed donors' conference by video to raise emergency relief for Lebanon following this week's massive explosion in Beirut. Lebanon was already mired in deep political and

Aviva (LON:AV.) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend
Aviva (LON:AV.) Could Be A Buy For Its Upcoming Dividend

It looks like Aviva plc (LON:AV.) is about to go ex-dividend in the next 3 days. Ex-dividend means that investors that...

Aviva plc (LON:AV.) Passed Our Checks, And It
Aviva plc (LON:AV.) Passed Our Checks, And It's About To Pay A UK£0.06 Dividend

Regular readers will know that we love our dividends at Simply Wall St, which is why it's exciting to see Aviva plc...

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