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General election 2019: Labour pledges to close gender pay gap by 2030

2019-11-13 23:30:26| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Labour vows to close the gap between the average hourly pay for men and women but Tories are critical.

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Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Avon Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Natura &Co

2019-11-13 21:19:00| Happi Breaking News

The closing is anticipated to occur in early 2020.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

DefenAge Skincare Wins Double

2019-11-13 20:30:00| Happi Breaking News

Receives two awards for outstanding innovation.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

'Nightingale Project' to Turn Over Millions of Medical Records to Google

2019-11-13 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

A venture between Google and Ascension, one of the largest healthcare providers in the United States, will give the tech giant access to the sensitive medical information of as many as 50 million patients in 21 states. Its venture with Google, called "The Nightingale Project," would enable it to improve the experience of patients, consumers, providers and associates, Ascension said.

Category: Information Technology

New YouTube Terms of Service Create Stir

2019-11-12 19:25:22| TechNewsWorld

Google has published changes to YouTube's Terms of Service Agreement that have stoked fears among some users. "YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account's access to all or part of the Service if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable," the new ToSA states. Many creators are deeply concerned over the prospect of YouTube changing its practices.

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Category: Information Technology

Tech Company Standouts for Giving Veterans Their Due

2019-11-11 19:41:39| TechNewsWorld

Today is Veterans Day. I got a note last week from Joe Sestak, one of the shrinking field of United States presidential candidates, reminding me that we should observe a moment of silence in recognition of our veterans today. We've asked these people to put their lives on the line for us, and we get a day to offer our thanks. Giving our thanks is the least we can do.

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Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

Falling Rents in New York, Boston Hold Back U.S. Core Inflation

2019-11-13 22:17:00| National Real Estate Investor

The declines in New York and Boston weighted on the national measure for rent of primary residence.

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Category: Real Estate

Fannie-Freddie Might Not Sell Shares Until 2022, Watchdog Says

2019-11-13 20:07:00| National Real Estate Investor

FHFA Director Mark Calabria said the agency will likely have a rule for capital requirements before Fannie, Freddie go to market.

Category: Real Estate

Brookfield Snaps Up JPMorgans U.S. Mall Stakes in Multi-Billion Deal

2019-11-13 18:16:00| National Real Estate Investor

The firm has bought JPMorgan Chase & Cos holdings in four U.S. shopping centers in which it previously co-invested.

Category: Real Estate


Telefonica adds voice-controlled 'Living Apps' to Movistar+ devices

2019-11-13 15:05:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telefonica has announced the availability of voice-controlled Movistar Living Apps on its UHD TV set-top-box, confirming earlier reports. The proprietary and third-party apps developed under Movistar Living Apps run simultaneously through multiple devices such as the STB, router or 'Movistar Home' smart device and use the company's 'Aura' voice-activated assistant.

Category: Telecommunications

Tech Data agrees USD 5.4 bln takeover by Apollo

2019-11-13 12:43:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Tech Data has agreed to a takeover bid worth USD 5.4 billion from private equity group Apollo Global Management. The offer to go private is worth USD 130 per share, a 24.5 percent premium on the ICT distributor's average share price in the past month, since reports of a possible bid first emerged. 

Category: Telecommunications

Orange launches Djingo smart speaker in France

2019-11-13 11:30:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Orange has announced the commercial launch of its own first smart speaker, which is named after the Djingo voice-controlled personal assistant already integrated within the Orange Bank service. French consumers can purchase the device for EUR 149.99 on the operator's website and 80 retail points, regardless of whether they subscribe to an Orange plan. A promotional launch price of EUR 99.99 is advertised for customers on premium Livebox or Open plans (Play/Jet/Up), available until 05 February 2020.

Category: Telecommunications