US House Financial Services panel postpones sanctions hearing

Russia’s billions at risk after US puts sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company The Heritage Foundation’s Peter Brookes on how Russia will respond to President Trump’s sanctions against Venezuela’s state oil company. WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. House Financial Services committee said it has postponed a planned hearing on the use of U.S. sanctions against North Korea, Iran, […]

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IHOP's latest stunt: A pancake-pizza hybrid

IHOP name change sparked burger sales: Dine Brands CEO Dine Brands Global CEO Steve Joyce says that IHOP burger sales have quadrupled since it briefly changed its name. For its latest marketing stunt, IHOP Restaurants is rolling out a unique hybrid of two of America’s favorite comfort foods. Continue Reading Below The restaurant will offer the “Pancizza,” a pizza-shaped pancake, […]

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Ousted Sri Lankan PM's party asks Facebook to protect users

The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister's party urged Facebook to safeguard the identity of its supporters on the social media platform, fearing information sharing with what it calls the country's illegal government can lead to a crackdown against the users. In a letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, the United National Party said such information could be used against the users […]

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Viacom CEO Bob Bakish Concedes “Some Softness” At Nickelodeon: “We Are Actively Working On It”

While Viacom’s fourth-quarter earnings showed some positive signs, edging Wall Street’s estimates and delivering evidence of a turnaround at Paramount, CEO Bob Bakish conceded Nickelodeon has shown “some softness.” As evidenced by the recent leadership change that saw Brian Robbins succeed Cyma Zarghami as head of Nickelodeon, “we are actively working on it,” Bakish said during a conference call with […]

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It's Latina Women's Equal Pay Day—here's what some companies are doing to close their 47% pay gap

Eleven months into 2018, Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day has finally arrived. Nov. 1 marks the point at which Latina women have earned as much as white men earned in 2017. Latina women earn 47 percent less than white men, or 53 cents for every dollar a white man earns. Recognition of their equal pay day falls nine months after […]

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Germany wants automakers to pay up as court mulls diesel ban

The German government is putting pressure on the country's automakers to fix diesel cars with excessive emissions, in a bid to placate drivers angered by the prospect of driving bans in major cities. Continue Reading Below Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet agreed a series of measures Wednesday to upgrade older vehicles affected by the diesel scandal , preventing them from being […]

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German police catch suspected hostage-taker and free woman

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) – German police caught a suspected hostage-taker at the main train station in the western city of Cologne on Monday and freed the injured hostage. “The suspect is under control,” Cologne police said on Twitter. “A female hostage has sustained light injuries and is being tended to.” Police also said the suspect had been seriously injured during […]

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