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Rethinking tequila: Premium brands aim to change perceptions
/ from June 15, 2021
LONDON — Love it or hate it, tequila conjures up strong feelings in many drinkers.“Forgive us for the old memories of bad quality tequila!” jokes Antonio Rodriguez, director of production at Patrón Tequila. “We cannot hide that we come from a history when usually tequilas were not as premium as ...
Apple previews new software for iPhone, other gadgets
/ from June 09, 2021
NEW YORK — Apple kicked off its second annual all-virtual developer conference with a keynote that outlined new updates to its software for iPhones and other devices. The presentation highlighted more privacy options for paid iCloud accounts and a “Find My” service that helps find errant AirPods, but included no ...
Can employers make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory?
/ from May 28, 2021
Can employers make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory?Yes, with some exceptions.Experts say U.S. employers can require employees to take safety measures, including vaccination. That doesn’t necessarily mean you would get fired if you refuse, but you might need to sign a waiver or agree to work under specific conditions to limit any ...
EXPLAINER: Why has the price of Bitcoin been falling?
/ from May 20, 2021
NEW YORK -- Even by Bitcoin's standards, Wednesday was pretty wild.The price of the famously volatile digital currency fell nearly 30 percent at one point after the China Banking Association warned member banks of the risks associated with digital currencies. The decline narrowed to below 10 percent in the afternoon, ...
Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are getting divorced
/ from May 04, 2021
SEATTLE — Bill and Melinda Gates said Monday that they are divorcing but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world.In identical tweets, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife said they had made the decision to end their ...
Biden speech takeaways: Government is good, and so are jobs
/ from April 29, 2021
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden returned to the U.S. Capitol, his home for more than three decades, and used his first address to Congress to make the case that the era of big government is back.Biden said the U.S. is “on the move again” after struggling through a devastating pandemic ...
German minister denies responsibility in Wirecard scandal
/ from April 23, 2021
BERLIN -- Germany's finance minister denied any responsibility on his or the government's part for the scandal surrounding collapsed payment systems provider Wirecard, as he testified before lawmakers on Thursday.Wirecard filed for protection from creditors through insolvency proceedings in June after admitting that 1.9 billion euros ($2.3 billion) supposedly held ...
US jobless claims up to 744K as virus still forces layoffs
/ from April 09, 2021
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs even as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, consumers gain confidence and the government distributes aid throughout the economy.The Labor Department said Thursday that applications increased by ...
Globe's tower builds on track; secures 495 permits in 2 months
/ from March 21, 2021
GLOBE’s target of installing 2,000 new towers in 2021 got a massive support after it secured a total of 495 permits from different local government units within the first two months of the year.The company gained 253 permits in the first month of the year before following it up with ...
Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to target US firms
/ from March 03, 2021
China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft's email server software to target U.S. organizations, the company said Tuesday.Microsoft said that a “highly skilled and sophisticated” state-sponsored group operating from China has been trying to steal information from a number of American targets, including universities, defense contractors, law firms ...