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Business The blame game, ransomware edition: Who's at fault?
Author: 0 The blame game, ransomware edition: Who's at fault?

Users are confronted with a screen demanding a $300 payment to restore their files. But according to Michel Van Den Berghe, director of telecom group Orange's cyber security arm, a "second wave" is to be expected. The identity of whoever deployed the software remains unknown. The health service has been criticised for using the outdated Windows XP operating system to store digital information, despite security updates for the software having been discontinued by Microsoft.

Business Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite US arming of Kurds
Author: 0 Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite US arming of Kurds

Binali Yildirim told his party members Tuesday the US cooperation with Syrian Kurds "is not something acceptable" for Turkey, saying he expressed Turkey's position to Secretary of Defense James Mattis last week. "Today we face a new enemy in the fight against terrorism, and again we seek to face this threat together". Yet U.S. allies and some members of Congress expressed concern bordering on alarm.

Business BHP Drops 'Billiton' From Its Name
Author: 0 BHP Drops 'Billiton' From Its Name

In fact Elliott Advisors has made a 180 degree change in its plans for shaking up BHP after being confronted by opposition from not only the Federal government but a string of local investors concerned that the original plan would damage the value of their shareholdings by cutting back on dividend imputation and other benefits from the company being based in Australia.

Author: 0 White House's repeated falsehoods lead to credibility gaps

Bush. But Obama administration officials soon learned that Trump's aides were taking classified information out of the secure room at transition headquarters without approval. The disclosure also risks harming his credibility with USA partners around the world ahead of his first overseas trip. Richard Blumenthal said in a statement that "we are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time ".

Business Republicans struggle to navigate chaos of latest Trump-Russia scandal
Author: 0 Republicans struggle to navigate chaos of latest Trump-Russia scandal

Hours later, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster denied the reports, but it looks like now Trump is admitting that he did leak classified info, contradicting members of his top staff. Ron Dermer said the partnership between the U.S and Israel was solid. But other nations appeared to be reconsidering. A U.S. administration official confirmed to AFP on condition of anonymity that the original intelligence came from Israel, which was initially ...

Business United Nations condemns North Korea missile test
Author: 0 United Nations condemns North Korea missile test

The North has made no secret of its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Donald Trump has vowed "won't happen". North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a Hwasong-12 in an undated photo released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Monday. Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated new measures before involving remaining council members.

Business Trump, in first trip overseas, to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Trump, in first trip overseas, to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia

Dates were not specified, but it has been reported that the trip will take place in the week of May 21, with the Israel stop on May 22. Trump's stops in Riyadh, Jerusalem, Rome, Brussels and Sicily are not set to be long - in some cases, he expects to spend only a night, according to officials who are planning the trip.

Business Sotheby's sells pink, blue diamond earrings for about $51M
Author: 0 Sotheby's sells pink, blue diamond earrings for about $51M

Sotheby's even named the earrings after two Greek twin divinities to emphasize the link between the two stones: the blue diamond is called Apollo, the God of the Sun and of the arts, and the pink one is called Artemis, his twin sister Goddess of the Moon and of hunting.

Author: 0 Manning released from US military prison

She will not be paid, but she will be eligible for health care and access to commissaries and military exchanges. According to NBC News , she remains an active U.S. After her trial and conviction, she started to identify as a transgender woman and changed her name to Chelsea. She emerges from prison as one of the most high-profile transgender people in the country.

Author: 0 Dcc (LON:DCC) Receives Buy Rating From Canaccord Genuity Analysts

GBX 37.15's average target is -2.39% below currents GBX 38.06 stock price. In a report shared with investors and clients this morning, Deutsche maintained their Hold rating on Ssp Group (LON:SSPG) shares. 21/02/2017 - Moneysupermarket.com Group had its "Buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital. Finally, Citigroup Inc reiterated a "buy" rating and set a GBX 453 ($5.85) price target on shares of DS Smith plc in a research report on Thursday, January 19th.

Business Asia stocks at two-year highs, look pricey; oil climbs
Author: 0 Asia stocks at two-year highs, look pricey; oil climbs

U.S. political tensions flared-up once again in Asian trading on Wednesday as the Administration remained under pressure following reports of a leaked memo written by former FBI Director Comey. "Until Friday, markets had been focusing only on the bright side of the US economy". Sterling may also struggle for a leg-up this morning despite data at 09.30 expected to show that inflation pressures continue to build.

Author: 0 What Analysts Have to Say About Target Corp (NYSE:TGT)?

The 52-week range is $48.68 to $59.76 and the consensus target price is $62.23. Now NIKE, Inc. $62.23 target price is just $12.77 shy of the official lowest sell-side analyst price target on Wall Street. will post $4.00 earnings per share for the current year. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Target Co. ( TGT ) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research " was originally published by Markets Daily and is the sole property of of Markets Daily.

Business Edelweiss Financial Q4 net rises 40% to Rs 170 crore
Author: 0 Edelweiss Financial Q4 net rises 40% to Rs 170 crore

During the day, the stock tumbled 4.87 per cent to Rs 67.25. For the fiscal ended March 31, the company said its net profit was at Rs 310.49, as compared to Rs 240.02 crore in the previous fiscal, up 29.36 per cent. Mehta, however, said e-auction drive and sale to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) helped it recover Rs 22,863 crore during the year. The total asset size of the bank as at the end of March 2017 stood at Rs 2.37 lakh crore, down from Rs 2.40 lakh crore by the end of March ...

Author: 0 3-D printed ovaries may restore fertility in cancer survivors

For the study, published today in the journal Nature Communications , the team replaced a mouse's ovaries with 3D-printed ones. The moms were even able to nurse their young. Depending on the distance between the logs, the structure changes to build a window or a door, etc. "The revolution of being able to 3-D print internal organs is going to be move very quickly", Woodruff said.

Author: 0 Wpp Plc (WPP) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays PLC

The rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs on Monday, July 27 with "Neutral". (LON:STVG) rating on Tuesday, April 26. It was reported on May, 11 by Barchart.com . The stock decreased 4.17% or GBX 6.25 on May 11, reaching GBX 143.75. About shares traded. ABIOMED, Inc. STV Group Plc. (LON:STVG) has declined 0.07% since October 10, 2016 and is downtrending.

Business American Eagle Outfitters' (AEO) Buy Rating Reiterated at Royal Bank of Canada
Author: 0 American Eagle Outfitters' (AEO) Buy Rating Reiterated at Royal Bank of Canada

Stochastics is a momentum indicator that uses basic support and resistance levels and integrates with the trend to give accurate buy or sell signals to traders. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 21st. A firm having high P/E ratio generally signified positive future performance and investors are willing to pay more for this company's shares.

Business European Union demands talks with U.S. over possible airline laptop ban
Author: 0 European Union demands talks with U.S. over possible airline laptop ban

The UK followed up with a similar ban, and now there is a good chance it will affect flights from the UK to the USA soon. Last month, the USA banned laptops on flights from countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey following fears that laptop batteries could be used to house bombs.

Business Oil market 'almost balanced' despite rising United States supply: IEA
Author: 0 Oil market 'almost balanced' despite rising United States supply: IEA

USA economic data due for release Monday includes the Empire State manufacturing survey, the NAHB housing market index and Treasury worldwide capital data. The second source also saw a modest price recovery as likely in the summer months when U.S. gasoline demand seasonally rises, citing factors such as a likely drawdown in inventories.

Author: 0 Bill English takes advice on whether North Korea's missiles could reach NZ

China has strongly opposed THAAD , saying it can spy into its territory, and South Korean companies have been hit in China by a nationalist backlash over the deployment. The United States and China are reportedly working on a new even tougher resolution. "So we are going to be raising the level of engagement with China on this issue".

Business Hong Kong, China regulators approve bond trading link
Author: 0 Hong Kong, China regulators approve bond trading link

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong's bond market regulator, and the People's Bank of China said trading will initially commence "Northbound" only, meaning only foreign and Hong Kong investors will be able to trade Chinese bonds initially.

Business All Blacks to play 2018 Test in Japan
Author: 0 All Blacks to play 2018 Test in Japan

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph said the game would be a "wonderful occasion" to help his team develop prior to the event. "Interest in rugby in Japan is on a high and will only build as we get closer to Rugby World Cup 2019". Interest in global rugby peaked in Japan in 2015 when Eddie Jones coached Japan to the greatest upset in Rugby World Cup history - a 34-32 win over two-time world champions South Africa.

Business Crude Oil Prices Consolidate Gains, Supply Issues Remain Crucial
Author: 0 Crude Oil Prices Consolidate Gains, Supply Issues Remain Crucial

Crude oil prices gained on Thursday as investors were buoyed by falling inventories in the United States and higher-than-expected supply cuts to Asia by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia notified several Asian refiners of its first cuts in crude allocations since OPEC's output reduction took effect in January. The bank also said that a fall by 5.3 million barrels in US crude inventories C-STK-T-EIA this week to 522.5 million barrels was "providing some fundamental support for prices".

Author: 0 Guam residents cast wary eye at North Korea after launch

The U.S. Pacific Command said Sunday's test flight "is not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile". "We want to look at the current sanctions in place, and we want to look at strengthening the sanctions", USA ambassador to the U.N.

Author: 0 China's first large passenger jet makes maiden flight

The narrow-body of the first Chinese-made passenger jet - white with green and blue stripes with "C919" emblazoned on its tail - soared over Pudong worldwide airport in the commercial hub Shanghai as a crowd of thousands cheered. Although the C919 is largely a Chinese indigenous design, a host of Western suppliers have contributed major components, including CFM International Leap-1C engines, Liebherr landing gear and Honeywell flight control and navigation systems.

Author: 0 US would talk to N Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley

The South Korean Defense Minister said that the test indicates that North Korea's ballistic missile program is progressing faster than expected, NBC News reports . The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss tightening sanctions on North Korea after it fired its latest ballistic missile.

Author: 0 Residents of Pyongyang, Seoul comment on test of new missile

The United States has been discussing possible new U.N. sanctions with China since North Korea's previous missile test about two weeks ago. China is North Korea's main ally at the United Nations and has in the past advocated for direct. "It is similar to North Korea's backdoor malicious codes", said Simon Choi, a senior researcher with Hauri who has done extensive research into North Korea's hacking capabilities and advises South Korean police and National Intelligence Service.

Author: 0 White House in damage limitation mode over Russian Federation intelligence sharing claims

As president, Trump has broad authority to declassify government secrets. "That's the problem with the Russians - they lie". The disclosures late on Monday roiled the administration as it struggled to move past the backlash over Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating the president's ties to Russian Federation.

Business Bill Gates Recommends Courses College Freshmen Should Study
Author: 0 Bill Gates Recommends Courses College Freshmen Should Study

Microsoft's co-founder said he would choose to study artificial intelligence, energy, or bioscience, and then launched into a discussion of what he wished he knew back in the day. In a 2012 blog review of Pinker's book, Gates wrote: "I'm a dogged advocate for innovations that have brought us longer life spans, better nutrition and more freedom".

Author: 0 Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI job

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, speaking Sunday on NBC, said Trump now "has a duty and obligation to pick somebody beyond reproach outside the political lane" to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Preet Bharara, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of NY, asked in a Washington Post op-ed on Sunday: "Are there still public servants who are prepared to say no to the president?" "To destroy them would be a violation of law", Schumer said.

Business US stock futures, dollar fall on rising concerns on Trump
Author: 0 US stock futures, dollar fall on rising concerns on Trump

The dollar's index against a basket of six major currencies.DXY =USD dropped to 98.063, essentially giving up all of its gains made after Trump's election victory.The euro EUR= held firm at $1.1086, having hit a six-month high of $1.10975 on Tuesday, as it also drew help from solid economic data in the euro zone.The euro zone GDP grew 0.5 percent in January-March, in line with expectations, and underscoring a recovery in the currency bloc.

Business Canada's Snowbirds flying team cancels appearances so pilots can get more practice
Author: 0 Canada's Snowbirds flying team cancels appearances so pilots can get more practice

Canada's famed Snowbirds acrobatic flying team is cancelling appearances at a number of airshows in Ontario and the United States so some of its pilots can get more practice. Snowbirds spokesperson Navy Lt. Michèle Tremblay likened the team to Olympic synchronized swimmers; because of the reduced training schedule, the all important synchronized link between team members started to suffer.

Business Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) Receives
Author: 0 Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (DKS) Receives "Positive" Rating from Susquehanna Bancshares Inc

The share price of the stock surged 15.65% for the year. Now the shares of Dick's Sporting Goods Inc . Sell-side analysts have also provided a consensus recommendation of 2.10 on company shares. Dick's rival Sportsman's Warehouse dropped 2.93 percent and Foot Locker fell 1.94 percent. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) have shown a high EPS growth of 1.40% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of -36.90% yoy.

Business Bombardier Pay Hike Opposed By 2 Of Company's Largest Shareholders
Author: 0 Bombardier Pay Hike Opposed By 2 Of Company's Largest Shareholders

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, joined other large Canadian funds this week in withholding their votes for Beaudoin's re-election at Bombardier's annual meeting on Thursday. The shareholders vote is only an advisory to Bombardier's board. When asked on the sidelines of the meeting whether the public should still have confidence in the family, Pierre Beaudoin's father Laurent Beaudoin told reporters: "They (the public) should have ...

Business Markets Right Now: Energy stocks lead indexes higher
Author: 0 Markets Right Now: Energy stocks lead indexes higher

At 11:24 a.m. ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 1.49 points, or 0.01 per cent, to 15,628.42s. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks rose 0.76 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,394.68. US stocks pulled back on Tuesday after the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite hit record intraday highs as a decline in healthcare stocks offset gains in technology.

Business Looking Ahead to Earnings for Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN)
Author: 0 Looking Ahead to Earnings for Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN)

Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 28 analysts. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks. Company shares have been seen trading -11.48% off of the 52 week high and 8.66% away from the 52 week low. The highest sales estimate is $812.8 million and the lowest is $750.6 million.

Business French far-right candidate Le Pen copies Fillon speech
Author: 0 French far-right candidate Le Pen copies Fillon speech

Meanwhile, Macron was also trying to whip up support ahead of the May 7 vote. He promised a "zero tolerance" policy in the fight against terrorism. Speaking in Paris after attending a memorial for Brahim Bouarram, who was killed by extreme-right militants in 1995, Macron said he would respond to Melenchon at an upcoming rally.

Business Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) went down -1.89% in the last trading session
Author: 0 Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) went down -1.89% in the last trading session

This Beta value of Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS ) shows that it has historically moved 73% for every 100% move in the benchmark. Goldman Sachs Group Inc invested 0% in EXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ: EXAS ). The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.09. The stock has actually made strong gains in the past year, as the company has gathered a 470.95% return in the past twelve months.

Author: 0 Analysts' Report Recap: Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (NYSE:COG)

Mengis Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Cabot Oil & Gas Co.by 16.5% in the third quarter. Sanders Capital LLC now owns 17,933,061 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock worth $472,013,000 after buying an additional 5,660,006 shares during the period.

Business Biz Stone rejoins Twitter to 'guide the company culture'
Author: 0 Biz Stone rejoins Twitter to 'guide the company culture'

The San Francisco-based company has been fighting to reverse a slowdown in revenue growth and jump-start stagnant user numbers, and in September considered selling itself. Stone's return to Twitter comes as the tech firm is struggling to attract ad dollars. "I realized in that moment that Twitter was the most important work of my life", he said.

Business Fashion retailer Rue21 files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Author: 0 Fashion retailer Rue21 files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Online retailers now comprise 22% of the index's market cap, compared to 10 years ago when they held a mere 2.5%. Rue21, which has 1,179 stores across the U.S., will continue operating its stores during the bankruptcy proceedings. The company also reached agreements to obtain up to $125 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from existing lenders, and up to $50 million in new money term loan DIP financing from a group of its existing term loan lenders, according to Reuters.

Author: 0 Pound slips below $1.29 as Bank of England warns of a slowdown

Bank governor Mark Carney said: 'This is going to be a more challenging time for British households. Britain's economy was one of the best performing major advanced economies past year, wrongfooting the BoE and most other forecasters who predicted that voting to leave the European Union would send the economy into a tailspin.

Business ACEA: Romania's Jan-Apr new passenger auto registrations jump 22.3%
Author: 0 ACEA: Romania's Jan-Apr new passenger auto registrations jump 22.3%

Sales for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) slipped just 0.8% as its Alfa Romeo brand offset the results registering a +48.6% increase in sales in the month. The unbeatable automobile king is Germany's Volkswagen Group; it stood its ground entering this year with a consistent performance from the past January to April.

Author: 0 Ransomware: What you need to know about this latest cyber threat

This time, though, Microsoft believes others should share responsibility for the attack, an assault that targeted flaws in the Windows operating system. Since then, the company has poured billions of dollars into security initiatives, employing more than 3,500 engineers dedicated to security. "Systems which did not apply a patch update for this vulnerability were affected by the WannaCry ransomware which uses worm-like behaviour to affect vulnerable systems on the network", it explained.