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Scammers try selling world’s tallest statue as pandemic boosts India’s cyber crime

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here MUMBAI – Police in India lodged a case this week against an unknown online fraudster who tried selling the world’s largest statue for $4 billion, claiming the proceeds would be used to help the Gujarat state government fund......
Reuters - Business

China’s Ucar, in which Luckin chairman is top shareholder, halts shares

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Charles Zhengyao Lu, non-executive chairman of Luckin Coffee, speaks during the company’s IPO at the Nasdaq Market site in New York, U.S., May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Ucar Inc, in which Luckin Coffee (LK.O) Chairman Charles Zhengyao Lu is the biggest shareholder, suspended......
CNBC Business

Remington trigger problems surface as class-action settlement deadline nears

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Remington 700 trigger mechanism Brandon Ancil | CNBC With gun sales surging during the coronavirus crisis, owners of one of the world’s most popular rifles are facing new questions about whether their guns are safe. And the pandemic is......
CNBC Business

Alabama implements statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alabama became the most recent state to enact a stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Gov. Kay Ivey announcing the new measure Friday. Alabama’s order will go into effect Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and is set to expire April......
Reuters - Business

Trump says he expects Saudi-Russia oil production deal in coming days

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as U.S. Defense Secretary Mark?Esper listens during the coronavirus daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to reach a deal in the......
CNBC Business

Trump admin saved Walmart from facing criminal charges over opioid sales: Report

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Federal prosecutors in 2018 wanted to criminally charge Walmart over the company’s opioid sales, but top Trump administration law enforcement officials killed that effort, a bombshell report says.  In a ProPublica article published Wednesday, the investigative journalism outlet reported that prosecutors from the......
CNBC Business

State AGs call on Amazon and others to prevent coronavirus price gouging

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on October 02, 2019. Elif Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images A group of 33 attorneys general from U.S. states and territories called on Amazon, Ebay, Facebook, Walmart and Craigslist to prevent price gouging on coronavirus-related......
CNBC Business

Trump mocks virus fear for Romney, Avenatti

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump pauses during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Jim Lo Scalzo | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Donald Trump,......
Reuters - Business

U.S. SEC warns against illegal trading during coronavirus disruption

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator on Monday warned corporate executives against insider trading during disruption caused by the coronavirus, in an unusual statement that underscores the chaos coursing through financial markets. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission logo adorns an office door at the SEC headquarters......
CNBC Business

Trump says businesses could reopen soon while fighting COVID

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump addresses the coronavirus response daily briefing at the White House in Washington, March 23, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Donald Trump suggested Monday that he wants to urge businesses to reopen — sooner rather than later......
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PG&E utility to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter over 2018 fire

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FILE PHOTO: Firefighters battle a fire following an explosion at Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue as PG&E officials dig up the ground to reach the pipe in San Francisco, California, U.S, February 6, 2019. Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – PG&E Corp (PCG.N) said on Monday its utility......
CNBC Business

Harvey Weinstein transferred to maximum security prison in upstate New York

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Harvey Weinstein enters a Manhattan court house as a jury continues with deliberations in his trial on February 24, 2020 in New York City. prison. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Film producer Harvey Weinstein entered a maximum security prison in......
New York Post

Barnard missed months of crime briefings before Tessa Majors’ murder

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Barnard College was noticeably absent from local crime briefings in the months before Tessa Majors was killed — even as Morningside Park, where she was murdered, experienced a surge in robberies, according to a new report. While reps......
Reuters - Business

Ukraine to block entry to residents registered in separatist-held areas to stop coronavirus spread

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KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government at a televised meeting on Friday decided to ban citizens registered in separatist-held territory in the eastern Donbass region from entering government-controlled areas. The authorities in Kiev are also gearing up to close border checkpoints with countries bordering the European Union in the west, but......
CNBC Business

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape, sex assault

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Harvey Weinstein enters a Manhattan court house as a jury continues with deliberations in his trial on February 24, 2020 in New York City. prison. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Film producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years......
Reuters - Business

India’s embattled Yes Bank debt writedown to hit sector capital-raising

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MUMBAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – The unexpected writedown of some bonds issued by crisis-hit Indian lender Yes Bank Ltd (YESB.NS) as part of a state-led rescue is set to raise borrowing costs and make capital-raising tougher for other banks, investors and analysts said. FILE PHOTO: A customer tries to look into......
CBS US News

Lori Vallow, mom of missing Idaho kids, has bail reduced to $1 million during first court appearance

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Lori Vallow spoke barely above a whisper when she appeared before a packed Idaho courtroom for the first time since the disappearance of her two children, 7-year-old JJ Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan. The judge reduced Vallow’s bail to......
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Trump names Mark Meadows White House chief of staff, replacing Mick Mulvaney

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney (R) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) talk as they wait for U.S. President Donald Trump to speak to the media, one day after the U.S. Senate acquitted on two articles of impeachment,......
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People are stealing face masks from local hospitals, Gov. Cuomo says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Drew Angerer | Getty Images As fear over the new coronavirus in New York spreads faster than the outbreak, people have started to steal masks and other medical equipment from local hospitals,  Gov. Andrew Cuomo......

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