UK Men Released by German Police After EasyJet Flight Diverted Over Terror Fears –

BERLIN/COLOGNE — German authorities on Sunday released without charge three British men detained in Germany late on Saturday after their conversations on board an easyJet flight from Slovenia to London prompted the pilot to divert to Cologne. “The criminal investigation against them has been halted. No evidence was found,” a local police spokesman said. “We […]

Taylor Swift Makes Up With Streaming Services – MediaPost Communications

TechCrunch, Friday, June 9, 2017 3:46 PM Taylor Swift has decided to let Spotify and other music platforms stream her full catalog. “Swift was already on Apple Music but now she’s opening up to Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Prime Music, Tidal, Pandora Premium, and more,” TechCrunch reports. “Swift’s songs will be available on both […]

The Energy 202: What the Dodd-Frank rollback could mean for energy companies – Washington Post

THE LIGHTBULB House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) during a press conference where he delivered remarks on the Financial Choice Act. (EPA/SHAWN THEW) While everyone was watching James B. Comey’s testimony in the Senate on Thursday, the other side of the Capitol was more quietly (but also consequentially) passing a piece of legislation that would have far-reaching financial implications if it […]

Draghi surprises Europe, dollar rises – Reuters

NEW YORK U.S. shares rose modestly and European stocks were little changed on Thursday as investors digested testimony from former FBI Director James Comey before a Senate panel, while the euro fell after the European Central Bank kept interest rates on hold and oil prices briefly touched one-month lows. Comey told U.S. lawmakers in the […]

Exclusive: EU in stronger position to tackle Italy after Spain bank rescue – source – Reuters

BRUSSELS/ROME European Union regulators believe their rescue of Spanish lender Banco Popular (POP.MC) has strengthened the case for intervening in Italy’s two weakest lenders, but expect it will be harder to use the same approach, a senior EU official said on Wednesday. EU regulators arranged for Spain’s biggest bank, Santander (SAN.MC), to take over Banco […]

Uber fires 20 after harassment investigation – Los Angeles Times

Uber has fired 20 employees after a company investigation into sexual harassment claims, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. The law firm Perkins Coie, which was hired to assist former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s firm Covington & Burling in its investigation of Uber’s workplace practices, told Uber’s more than 12,000 employees […]

Amazon launches a low-cost version of Prime for customers on government assistance – TechCrunch

Amazon announced today it’s making its Prime membership program more affordable to customers on government assistance programs, including food stamps. The program, which requires that customers have a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card to qualify, will bring the cost of Prime down from $10.99 per month to just about half that, at $5.99 per […]

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