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Watch John Oliver explain why Apple needs encryption

Apple is fighting the order saying it falls outside the government's authority, unnecessarily strips away privacy and security, and sets an unsafe precedent where companies could be forced to strip away encryption protection from their products. Lee mas »

Crude oil rises as producers announce meeting on output freeze

The news sent oil prices surging and at around 0830 IST, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in April climbed 65 cents, or 1.69 per cent, to United States dollars 39.11. "This has triggered a broad and intensive dialogue between all oil producers out of the conviction that current oil prices aren't sustainable". "You can't ignore all other oil producers". Lee mas »

March Madness: ACC teams in the NCAA Tournament

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Just curious: Did members actually watch Vandy get dumped out of the SEC tournament on the first day by below-.500 Tennessee? A single first-round game, though, is essentially worthless. The Rams are going to cause problems on defense first. "Yes, they were deserving, but those red flags separated them away from more deserving teams like the Bonnies, Vanderbilt , Michigan , and Tulsa". Lee mas »

Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) Stock Is Plunging Today

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The value of stakes held by Pershing Square and ValueAct, another large investor, lost about US$700 million in one day. The stock price of Valeant has declined by 6 percent following the return of J. Similarly, the company reduced its top line forecast to $2.3 - $2.4 billion from the earlier guidance of $2.8 - $3.1 billion. "We are comfortable with our current liquidity position and cash flow generation for the rest of the year, and remain well positioned to meet our obligations", he said ... Lee mas »

Adam LaRoche explains his decision to retire from baseball

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LaRoche has been dealing with back spasms during spring training and sat out Monday when Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura expected him to play. The reason is going to make a lot of folks - especially those associated with the Chicago White Sox - cringe. Drake LaRoche, 14, had been there alongside his father both on the field and in major league baseball clubhouses for years, and even had his own locker and baseball jersey, CBS News reported. Lee mas »

Investigation Into Kellogg's Employee Urination

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CNN affiliate WREG reported that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has opened a criminal investigation into the incident. Paul Norman, president of Kellogg North America, said the video showed a "disgusting act of disrespect for you - our consumers - as well as our thousands of employees". Lee mas »

These are the 18 stores Kohl's is closing this spring

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Green Bay Road in Brown Deer. Kohl's said it conducted a comprehensive review of all of the markets across the country before making the decision. Kohl's closure of the 18 stores this year is a shift away from its aggressive expansion of stores in recent years across the country. Lee mas »

Crude oil futures climb Rs. 31 per barrel on overseas cues

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A weaker greenback often lifts the price of dollar-denominated crude. The tactic triggered a prolonged battle with US shale producers for market share, flooding global energy markets with excessive supply. Iran has already said that it will continue to raise production, which leads us to believe that these producing nations are not likely to reach a deal that would actually lower their own production. Lee mas »

Why is Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) Stock Plummeting Today?

The trouble began last fall when federal prosecutors started investigating the way Valeant prices and distributes its drugs. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $80.19 and a 200 day moving average of $119.05. Post opening the session at $69.55, the shares hit an intraday low of $66.68 and an intraday high of $70.43 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day. Lee mas »

Clinton wins Illinois; Missouri too close to call

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Almost 6 in 10 Republicans, according to the exit polls , said they believe foreign trade is more likely to cost U.S. jobs. The process won't be pretty: Rival Bernie Sanders has tapped into a deep vein of anti-Washington sentiment in the Democratic Party, turning what was once expected to be an easy race for Clinton into a far tougher competition. Lee mas »

Valeant Pharma (VRX) Stock Falls Ahead of Tomorrow's Q4 Earnings

The trouble began last fall when federal prosecutors started investigating the way Valeant prices and distribute its drugs. The business's revenue was up 22.3% on a year-over-year basis. For years, Valeant was an investor darling, buying up assets and delivering double-digit profit growth. This as the stock plunged over 40% on Tuesday's trading day. Lee mas »

Here Maps kills support for Windows devices

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As we told you yesterday, some important models were missing from the list , including Lumia 520, which was the best-selling Windows Phone device and continues to remain the most popular around the world. Meanwhile, even as sales of Windows 10 opened in summer previous year, businesses preferred to adopt a wait-and-see approach to the new operating systems largely due to the upheaval and cost such upgrades could cause. Lee mas »

Judge Judy Agent Sues I Want My Piece of the Pie

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The agent who claims to have discovered Judge Judy has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the company that produces the show, claiming the honchos are screwing them out of profits... "Richard Lawrence is complaining about my salary is actually hilarious", said Sheindlin in a statement. Neither I nor anyone involved in the day-to-day production of my program has heard from him in 20 years. Lee mas »

Storms replenish key reservoirs amid California drought

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A series of storms beginning last week have hit the state, closing roads and schools and causing flooding and power outages. The Sierra Avalanche Center says the threat of avalanches remains considerable in the mountains above Lake Tahoe after a weekend storm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on the ridgetops and up to a foot at lake level. Lee mas »

NBC threatens blackout on Dish unless deal is reached

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In a sign that its retrans talks with NBC Universal aren't going as smoothly it would like, Dish Network said it has filed a lawsuit against the programme, alleging breach of contract. "Regulators implemented these conditions to prevent Comcast and NBC from harming consumers and competition", the company explained. The outage would mean that customers of Dish in the metropolitan Los Angeles region would no longer receive the two NBC-owned stations - KNBC-TV Channel 4 and Spanish-language ... Lee mas »

Poll Gives Sanders Chance at Midwestern Sweep Tuesday

He's encouraging violence and chaos to get votes. He and other supporters say that as a former US senator, Ms. Clinton has both worked with Republicans and withstood their  attacks  - proving she could lead a divided government through compromise. Lee mas »

Chipotle store in Mass. closed on norovirus fears

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One employee was confirmed ill with norovirus and two more are suspected to have the virus, the top health official of the town of Billerica said. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., still trying to recover from a series of foodborne-illness outbreaks, temporarily shut a restaurant in Massachusetts after four employees got sick. Lee mas »

Tar Heels battle past UVA, 61-57 to win ACC Tournament Title

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UNC is making its 47th all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament , second behind Kentucky's 55 appearances. Against the Tar Heels, there was no variety of screens, they were all up top for DJ. "We were picked number one in the preseason, had everyone talking bad about us during the season how we were underachieving-and now everybody's saying great things". Lee mas »

Proposals would change daylight saving time

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Of course, we will get back that hour of lost sleep when Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6. In the study, the researchers found that there was an eight percent increase in stroke in the two days after the change to DST. Prior to 2007, DST was a month shorter in the United States. We have Benjamin Franklin to thank for proposing daylight time in 1784. In addition, I have scientific proof that Daylight Saving Time is drought inducing. Lee mas »

Oil prices gain as IEA says it sees production cuts

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Singapore time. Industry experts said the latest upward move in oil prices is positive for the Korean shipbuilding industry, which posted record losses a year ago as oil producers canceled or delayed orders for offshore rigs. Reuters , citing sources, said the meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC producers were unlikely to happen on March 20, as Iran was yet to commit to an oil production freeze regimen. Lee mas »

North Korean submarine 'missing' for days off east coast

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Subsequently, U.S. spy satellites, aircraft and ships have been secretly watching as the  North Korean  navy searches for the missing vessel. About 200 military pieces of equipment, including 40 amphibious assault vehicles and Osprey Marine transport helicopters, participated in the drill. Lee mas »

Hillary Clinton on email indictment: 'That's not going to happen'

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Clinton stressed that she has a strong lead in the delegates, declaring, " This is a marathon , and it is a marathon that can only be carried by the kind of campaign I am running". At a Democratic debate in February on MSNBC, however, Clinton hammered Sanders for opposing a bipartisan comprehensive effort to reform the immigration system during the George W. Lee mas »

Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, weds in Benin

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The two families and the guests later proceeded to Edo Hotel on Okada Avenue, Benin, for a grand reception awaiting the arrival of the new bride and the monarch's father were driven to the venue in a limousine. I never thought it could so because I never thought that, one of these days, I will become very close to the Ooni of Ife. The wedding is considered strategic and imperative as it's strictly against the tradition for a king to live in the palace without the olori (queen). Lee mas »

Democrats debate Wednesday night in Miami following primaries

The win is being touted in the media as evidence that Bernie's campaign has more life than expected and that this bodes well for future primaries in big states like OH and Florida. Clinton holds a sizable lead in Florida, according to a RealClearPolitics mi/michigan_democratic_presidential_primary-5224.html" target= " _blank">average of recent polls showing her more than 31 percentage points ahead, but the pre-primary polls in mi also showed her with a healthy lead. Lee mas »

NJ Transit reaches deal with rail workers, averting strike

The strike would have forced many commuters to drive to New York City, stay in a city hotel for the week, or work from home. Christie said it was done with the interest of taxpayers and fare payers in mind and that no fare hikes or service cuts are planned at least through June 2017. Lee mas »

Democratic debate: Hillary Clinton dismisses talk of indictment

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On the Republican side, exit polls suggest it was largely a two-person race, between Trump and Texas Sen. The failure of the pollsters and media to foresee Sanders' win in MI, where he had been behind by as much as 20 points and more, has cast doubt on all the tools used by observers to foresee results in any election. Lee mas »

Five dead in USA mass shooting

Zappala said it was the most brutal attack, he's seen in his 18 years as a district attorney. Chanetta Powell was pregnant, and authorities are counting her fetus as one of the fatalities, Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said. Lee mas »

The Buzz Revolving Around Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO)?

The rating of "1" is labeled as a positive stance on the stock. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $35.80 and a 200 day moving average of $46.45. The Company operates in three segments: North America E&P segment, which explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, NGLs and natural gas in North America; International E&P segment, which explores for, produces and markets crude oil and condensate, NGLs and natural gas outside of North America and produces and markets products ... Lee mas »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Orders More Nuclear Weapons Tests

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They are believed to be Scud-type missiles, said ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun. The North Korean statement called the new South Korean sanctions "laughable, unsightly", and referred to South Korea's female president, Park Geun-hye, as an "American prostitute", the latest in a series of sexist attacks on her. Lee mas »

Gunmen at large after Pennsylvania shooting

One of the gunmen used a handgun to steer the victims towards the house's porch, said Allegheny County district attorney Stephen Zappala, where a second gunman picked them off with an AK-47-style rifle. Tables and chairs, some tipped over, remained in the backyard, signs of a party quickly abandoned. Investigators said two types of shell casings were found at the scene - some that housed. Lee mas »

North Korea Military Ready to Use Nuclear Weapons

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Mr. Kim's rhetoric follows a unanimous vote by the United Nations Security Council earlier this week to increase sanctions on North Korea aimed at forcing Pyongyang to drop its nuclear-weapons program. A U.S.-based think tank said recent commercial satellite imagery showed new activity at North Korea's Sohae Satellite Launching Station that could be preparations for a rocket-engine test. Lee mas »

Aviva Expects Dividend Increases To Moderate; Operating Profit Rises

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Aviva has probably gone from having one of the weaker balance sheets around three years ago to one of the most resilient". Operating profit increased 20% to GBP2.67 billion in 2015, the insurer said, versus GBP2.21 billion in 2014, beating company-supplied analyst expectations of GBP2.49 billion. Lee mas »

Gold price hits 22-month high

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China's February exports slumped 25.4% from a year earlier while imports dropped by 13.8%. The new high was recorded on Friday as investors lowered expectations on how fast and how far the Federal Reserve might hike interest rates this year following USA employment data that indicated strong jobs growth, but low wages. Lee mas »

Alaska Airlines plans Los Angeles-to-Cuba non-stop flights

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The United States says it will allow as many as 90 more flights to other Cuban cities, but those destinations have not been as popular with air carriers. All flights now operating between the USA and Cuba are charters. In addition to its Miami and LA flights, AA has  applied  to fly to Havana from Chicago, Dallas and Charlotte. Lee mas »

Kim Kardashian Needs Attention So She Posted A Nude Instagram

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As Taylor Swift is set to follow while living meme DJ Khaled specifically name-dropped Kim Kardashian: Hollywood in revealing the early stages of his own video game , it just goes to show how producing a free-to-play mobile video game with slowdowns and store purchases that reduce the amount of wait time can be a major profit boon. Lee mas »

Kim Kardashian dares to bare again

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Chloe Grace Moretz , who inserted herself in the melee with some comments about women's bodies, slut shaming and the like, prompted Kim to cut  her  too. "I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy", and Kardasian added the hashtag #happyinternationalwomensday. “If a grown mother of 2 is comfortable with  her  body and wants to show it off, that's none of ur business or anyone else's”. Lee mas »

Nancy Reagan's funeral set for Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

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She was the First Lady of California from 1967-1975 as her husband served two successful terms as the governor of the state. "On behalf of our family and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, we extend our condolences to the Reagan family, and pray God's continuing blessings on those Nancy has left behind." She was first lady from 1981 to 1989 when her husband President Ronald Reagan held office. Lee mas »

Daylight Saving Time 2016: When Clocks Spring Ahead

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That corresponds to 0.5 percent per day of extended daylight saving time, or 0.03 percent of electricity consumption over the year. Sunset in Cleveland will be at 7:32 p.m. No state is required to participate in Daylight Saving Time, but the Uniform Time Act of 1966 set a specific time and date to change the clocks. Ironically, standard time is no longer the norm. Lee mas »

Aubrey McClendon Dies In Car Accident

He also founded American Energy Partners, where he had been chief executive. Aubrey will be remembered for his innovations in the oil and natural gas industry, his civic generosity and being a driving force to help grow economic opportunities for  Oklahoma City . Lee mas »

Crude Oil Extends Losses As Saudis Pooh-pooh Oil Pact

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A boost for oil prices after Saudi Arabia , Russia , Venezuela and Qatar last week proposed to keep their output unchanged from January, provided other major OPEC and non-OPEC producers joined them, has since faded. "We are not banking on cuts because" there is "less than trust" that "countries are going to deliver even if they promise", Saudi oil minister Ali Al-Naimi said in Houston Tuesday. Lee mas »

Hillary Clinton Says She Wants to Work With Bernie Sanders

All of this left Clinton with the opening for her line Sunday night: "I voted to save the auto industry", she said on the stage. LOL OK, Rick - we already know Hillary and Bernie are leaving MI soon - isn't that kind of the point of a national presidential campaign?? Thanks to Clinton's own victories and strong second place showings, she maintains a two-to-one lead in all-important nominating delegates. Lee mas »

Here's How Close Earth Came to Colliding With Asteroid 2013 TX68

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A rock a little longer than a National Basketball Association court will zip past the Earth this week. The observations, from archived images provided by the Nasa-funded Pan-STARRS asteroid survey, enabled scientists at Nasa's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to refine their earlier flyby and distance predictions, reconfirming that the asteroid poses no threat to Earth. Lee mas »

Performance Sports Group Ltd (PSG) Updates Q3 Earnings Guidance

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Performance Sports expects full-year earnings to be negatively impacted due to losses from a "U.S. national sporting goods retailer" that has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. They set a buy rating on the stock. The company was formerly known as Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. and changed its name to Performance Sports Group Ltd.in June 2014. Lee mas »