Gadgets for the Road

New York (CNN)It’s been a brutal year for data breaches and tech gadget hacks. Technology has unquestionably made life easier in many ways, but being connected to the internet opens up a whole host of concerns. Let’s recall the hacker from December 2018 who spoke through a Nest camera, threatening to kidnap a baby. Breaches like this typically stem from […]

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China’s Aviation Market Shrinks to Smaller Than Portugal’s

China’s aviation market, projected to overtake the U.S. this decade and become the world’s biggest, has shrunk to such an extent due to the coronavirus outbreak that it’s fallen from third to 25th, behind Portugal. Airlines have slashed capacity because of the epidemic centered in Hubei province, leaving the industry reeling. About 1.7 million seats — almost 80% of capacity […]

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Fully fledged takeover target: National Storage reveals third bid

A three-way takeover tussle for control of National Storage REIT is heating up after the self-storage property manager confirmed it has opened its books to US private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Andrew Catsoulis’ National Storage REIT is in the middle of a takeover tussle.Credit:AFR National Storage said on Tuesday it had received an unsolicited non-binding proposal from Warburg Pincus for […]

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Scentre Group to focus on $1.5b alternate developments

Retail landlord Scentre Group will look to a range of new, alternate-use projects valued at $1.5 billion at a number of its malls to offer more services as part of its experience-based Westfield Living Centres. As the owner and manager of the Westfield centres across Australia and New Zealand, it owns the lion's share of large malls and has identified […]

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Has Nirmalaji’s tax plan made India CAs mukt?

If the finance minister’s tax proposals have stimulated demand at all, it’s for CAs, notes Kanika Datta. In the space of three days, two significant speeches were delivered, one in the world’s largest democracy and the other in the world’s most powerful one. Both took place against the backdrop of heightened political challenges for the incumbent government. Both will be […]

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Winemaker bringing food to Northern California town without restaurants

Winemaker Dave Phinney — whose runaway wine hit, The Prisoner, sold for $40 million a decade ago — is branching into food. But in a bizarre twist, his culinary foray may be met without competition because there are currently zero restaurants on the 23-mile stretch of land outside of San Francisco where he plans to start pairing fried chicken with […]

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U.S. Considering New Wave of China Tech Restrictions

In this article The Trump administration is considering new restrictions on exports of cutting-edge technology to China in a push aimed at limiting Chinese progress in developing its own passenger jets and clamping down further on tech giant Huawei’s access to vital semiconductors, according to four people familiar with the discussions. Senior officials are expected to decide by the end […]

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European Shares Advance As Virus Concerns Ease

European stocks advanced on Tuesday as investors seemed reassured by Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pledge to win the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. A record close on Wall Street overnight on the back of robust earnings and signs of strength in the world’s largest economy as well as an apparent slowdown in the rate of coronavirus infection in mainland China […]

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Would higher minimum wage be a disadvantage for American farmers?

How minimum wage hikes affect agriculture Jay Hill, who is a managing partner at Chaffhaye, Inc., discusses the agriculture industry, minimum wage and global trade. Raising the minimum wage would hurt the agriculture industry, according to one alfalfa farmer. Continue Reading Below Jay Hill, co-owner of Hill Farms and ChaffHaye Inc., shared his insights on the push for a $15 […]

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