The Bitcoin price fell by 6% on Friday from a two-week low, after a surge in the yields of government bonds across the world and a wave of sales of assets considered riskier. The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell to $44,451 before partially recovering, to $47,300.
The change of leadership in the US has caused a dramatic change in the US – Israeli relationship dynamics. The dynamics between US president Donald Trump, and the Israeli government led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Joe Biden couldn’t be more opposite.
Griddy, a Texas electricity supplier has blamed the Public Utility Commission (PUC) for raising the maximum capped rate for electricity, a decision that led to skyrocketing electricity bills for its customers since January. According to the company statement, the previous tariff was capped at $1,200 per megawatt-hour but was, later on, hiked to $9,000 per megawatt hour.
US February Chicago Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) reported 59.5, lower than market expectations of 61.1, and also lower than the two-year high of 63.8 in January. The index is above 50, reflecting the expansion of business activities in the Chicago area.
Amazon has recently decided to remove the book written by Ryan T. Anderson, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” from its website. As of this writing, the book is no longer available for sale on Amazon. The reason for the book being removed is an inflammatory case against transgender people.
Amazon has acquired one of the most popular independent film producers in the entertainment industry, producing and distributing movies. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that he saw the acquisition as an opportunity for the company to cash in on the independent film revolution.
Foreign media quoted news reports that Robinhood, a US stock trading platform, plans to secretly submit an IPO application as early as next month and negotiate with the underwriters in the past week. In last year’s round of financing, the company was valued at $11.7 billion. It is reported that Robinhood started planning for an IPO this year at least last year.
Black employees at Amazon say that they are the targets of racial slurs and disrespect. Amazon is one of the most admired brands in the world, so the world thinks that all their employees would be excited about going there to work. But apparently not, because many of them say that they are afraid to go because of the hostile climate at work.
Amazon is putting cameras in its delivery trucks. It has been using them for quite a while now, according to CNN. Many more small and large businesses are implementing similar technology on their trucks now. These include post offices, pizza shops, retailers, and even convenience store franchises.
The Mexican drug trafficking scene is interspersed with infamous drug kingpins, with the most notable among them being incarcerated drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Widely regarded as the most influential kingpin at his peak, his narco-trafficking syndicate, the Sinaloa Cartel, is presently run by his sons.
The Boeing Company of the United States said that it is recommended that airlines suspend flights and all 777-type aircraft that use the same engine as the United Airlines aircraft that occurred recently. Previously, the Japanese aviation regulatory agency had requested domestic airlines to suspend the service of aircraft of the same model with the same engine.
Alabama’s Amazon warehouse workers have gotten a boost in their bid to unionize. Stacey Abrams, a Georgia democrat has encouraged the workers to vote to join the union. On a video posted on Saturday, the leader called on the workers to form a union so that they make their jobs more ‘secure, safer and stronger.’
Amazon Air is said to be making an average of 140 flights a day a significant growth. According to a report from the DePaul University Chaddick Institte for Metropolitan Development, the flights are expected to move to 160 and above by June this year since new airplanes are to be added to the fleet.
The Russian Gosduma made a statement pertaining the NATO actions, which pose political and military threats not only to Russia, but also to the whole world. Moscow naturally wants to weaken the alliance. The statement was made by the First Deputy Head of the State Duma Committee on the International Affairs Dmitry Novikov.
Buckingham Palace announced following Harry’s confirmation to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, that he and Meghan would formally and finally step away from their royal duties just weeks before a 12-month trial separation was set to end.
Hospitals are hailed for being a haven for the sick, afflicted, and dying. With these positive connotations, it can be difficult to imagine the need for security, but don’t be fooled, hospitals don’t get a pass on problems. Whether it is combative patient, an angry family member, a visitor attempting to breach into restricted areas, or simply a patient needing a calming presence, security guards are an essential part of day-to-day hospital operations.
Bitcoin, the most popular and valued cryptocurrency, continues to break records. on Friday, it passed the high threshold of $ 1 trillion in capitalization, according to data from CoinMarketCap. The valuation of the cryptocurrency also exceeded $54,000, continuing the rise at the highest levels ever.
Russia registered third coronavirus vaccine. Coronavirus continues to be a serious barrier for the world economies. Currently, there over 111 million infected and over 2.4 million deaths around the globe. The new vaccine was developed by the Chumakov Federal Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immune-and-Biological Products of Russian Academy of Sciences.
Russia announced Demuri Voronin has been charged with treason. Voronin is a dual citizen of Russia and Germany. It would be imperative for Germany to take a pro active approach to aid him. Clearly, the Russian citizen Alexei Navalny was aided by Germany, including providing him with the German security services proaction, during Navalny stay in Germany.
This week the weather created a lot of challenges in the US and Canada. In the US southern states, there was historic snow fall, power outages, water boiling orders and conservation. In Texas, the Griddy wholesale electricity company sent out notices to their customers suggesting they find another provider due to the skyrocketing prices.
At present, there is a demand to purchase online and pay later. The platforms like Klarna Quadpay and AfterPay becoming increasingly popular. They allow the consumers to purchase items from a large number of the online stores using interest free payments split in 4. The payments are billed every 2 weeks.
Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama have continued with their unionization push as pressure continues to mount. It is alleged that workers are short break and failure to return to work on time would mean a cut on the pay or dismissal from work. Workers have decried poor working conditions in the company’s facilities.
A majority of the 72 signatory countries of the Rome Statute on Friday elected the British Karim Khan as the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ( ICC ) to replace Fatou Bensouda, who took office in 2012. The new chief prosecutor will be the third to hold this position in the history of the organization.
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to be a major factor around the world. Currently, there are over 107 million infected and over 2.3 million deaths around the globe. Many countries are experiencing shortages of the COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID-19 restrictions continue to hurt the global economies.
In recent years, there have been many sources of news that have confirmed that Apple has started a car project internally, but it has not been fully implemented. Recently, there have been many rumors that Apple will cooperate with Hyundai’s Kia Motors.
The Coronavirus pandemic is one of the main factors driving the customers to shop online. The convenience, lockdowns, and safety measures make online platforms a necessity for items including pet products. Last month I placed an order for the Okokat cat litter. However, when I opened the box, a saw dust cloud covered the whole area and it made me cough.
The Investigative Committee of Belarus formally sent the documentation for the extradition of the founder of the Telegram channel NEXTA Stepan Putilo and his former editor-in-chief Roman Protasevich from Poland under the International treaty. The Belarusian KGB previously included these individuals on the terrorist list.
Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is all set to be the new director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This is after she received the support of the United States, which had initially thrown it’s support behind the South Korean candidate who however finally officially withdrew her candidature on Friday.
The Global E-Commerce Giant, Amazon Inc has revealed that it has ordered hundreds of trucks that run on compressed natural gas as it tests ways to remove the largest polluting vehicles in its US fleet. Amazon has since began acquiring fleets of electric vehicles to reduce pollution by generally cutting on their carbon emissions.
The S&P 500 index rose 15.10 points, or 0.39%, to 3,886.81 points; the Nasdaq index rose 78.60 points, or 0.57%, to 13,856.30 points; the Dow Jones index rose 92.40 points, or 0.30%, to 31,148.24 points; on this week’s road. The index rose 3.9%, the S&P rose 4.7%, and the Nasdaq rose 6%, both their biggest weekly gains since November.
The Kremlin announced that three diplomats were ordered to leave Russia on February 5th after participating in protest. The diplomats expelled are from the Kingdom of Sweden, Republic of Poland and Germany. That was the date, whenand his team urged the public to take to the Russian streets and protest.
Amazon became simply to large to efficiently control the sales process on the micro level. Amazon offers free delivery to Prime Members and encourages reviews once the items have been received. The consumer can leave a review by going to the original list of the orders and choose the option of the review.
The Ford Motor Company’s new electric cars are a huge step forward for the mobility of people and they are sure to be huge in years to come. Ford has said it’s growing its investments in autonomous cars to $22 billion by 2022. The carmaker has previously confirmed a double expansion in its expected developments in electric cars.
A New Year means a New You. It’s a time to clear all the mess of the previous 12 months and transform yourself. One of the classic ways people do this is to establish resolutions to work out more. In fact, improving one’s health is the top resolution people make when the clock strikes midnight on January first. Unfortunately, over 20 percent of those who decide on this path fail to follow through.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is finally heading to France. Microsoft acquired the software in June of 1998 and has been steadily improving the game ever since. As technology has continued to improve, the game has continued to become more technologically advanced and realistic.
The United Kingdom will apply for membership of the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement – Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – the British Ministry of International Trade announced on Saturday. International Trade Minister Liz Truss will officially ask for the UK to join this free trade agreement on Monday.
Recently the HNA Group, which is headquartered in the Cayman Islands, has revealed unusual cash movements in its previous and current accounts. The company made three bankruptcy petition filings by its creditors on behalf of its debtors. There also may be an investigation into whether any of the transactions were improper or incomplete.
Russian police arrested more than 3,000 people on Sunday during new demonstrations across the country to demand the release of the nation’s opposition chief, Alexei Navalny. Thousands of people ignored the government’s warnings and took to the streets of several Russian cities, from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg.
Asda was modifying the packaging of its own-brand goods following pressure from health experts. The store will carry out several steps to combat obesity among adolescents. By eliminating cartoon figures from milk and juice packets, there would be fewer temptations for kids to consume fast food.
The 2020 was not a good year for the Russian space program. Even though, Russia continues to be in the top 3 nations pertaining the space launches. Roscosmos is showing a negative trend. The US remains at the number 1 spot, followed by China. Chinese launches in majority were not successful. Last year, Russia only had 4 out of 11 flights to the International Space Station (ISS).