EU plans more protectionist antitrust rules, data sharing in policy shake-up

The EU plans to adopt more protectionist antitrust rules and encourage businesses to share data as part of an industrial policy overhaul aimed at giving European companies a sharper edge in global markets, a strategy document seen by Reuters shows......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 25th, 2020

Fed likely on steady course even as U.S. political landscape shifts

The U.S. Federal Reserve began its policy meeting on Wednesday facing a shifting political landscape but little in recent economic data to alter plans for an interest rate increase in December and more to come next year......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 7th, 2018

IBM, Aetna, PNC Explore Medical Data Blockchain for 100 Million Health Plans

Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation, PNC Bank and IBM are collaborating to improve healthcare data sharing with blockchain......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskJan 24th, 2019

Coronavirus notebook: Cincinnati officer tests positive; UPS relaxes policy; hotlines

A roundup of coronavirus news across the Tri-State for March 30: BESHEAR CHASTISES BUSINESSES: Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said the state may close more businesses because folks aren't following the rules. "Where social distancing is not being follo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 30th, 2020

Santa Clara startup"s new CEO scores $70M but plans careful growth amid pandemic

Former DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth joined the Big Data software startup and got commitments for a big funding round just before the pandemic put most businesses on hold. Here's how he plans to proceed......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 26th, 2020

Uber sues Los Angeles DOT over data-sharing efforts, WSJ reports

See the rest of the story here. provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallMar 25th, 2020

Carnegie Mellon initiative demonstrates the flood of service industry employees out of work

Think of it as an informal unemployment data point in the unfolding economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic that's hitting the region's service sector industries first and hardest. The Center for Ethics and Policy, an interdisciplinary research.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 19th, 2020

Mark Zuckerberg denied a report that Facebook is considering sharing smartphone location data with the US government to help track the coronavirus (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook isn't looking to share users' location data with the US government to help it track the coronavirus. On Tuesday, The Wash.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 18th, 2020

$100B Bay Area transportation measure pushed back

An ambitious plan to generate $100 billion in new funding for Bay Area transportation has been postponed indefinitely. The coalition of business advocacy and public policy groups behind Faster Bay Area said Wednesday they have pushed plans for a nine-cou.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 18th, 2020

French authorities fine Tech Data $83.5 million in Apple distribution case

Tampa Bay's largest public company has been fined over $80 million in a French antitrust case with ties to Apple. Clearwater-based Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) has been sanctioned $83.5 million, after allegedly agreeing to a non compete clause with .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 17th, 2020

Airbnb is letting guests around the world cancel their reservations for a full refund and no cancellation fees, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt travel plans

Kimberly White/Getty Images Airbnb is updating its cancellation policy to allow guests to cancel reservations anywhere in the world for a full refund in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Saturday.  Just a day before.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 14th, 2020

Cunard launches new cancellation policy to retain customers

Cruise ship operator Cunard is introducing a new 48-hour cancellation policy aimed at retaining customers as travelers increasingly cancel their vacation plans over fears of the coronavirus. The Valencia, a California-based company that operates luxury.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 13th, 2020

Vehicle insurance firm"s expansion to add nearly 500 Valley jobs

The Ohio-based company, which uses smartphones and data technology to measure individuals' driving behavior in figuring their rates, said the expansion will help it meet growing demand in the West. Here's what we know so far about the company's plans......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 12th, 2020

Australia sues Facebook, alleges breach of user data

The Australian privacy regulator filed a lawsuit against Facebook Inc accusing the social media giant of sharing the personal details of more than 300,000 people with political consultant Cambridge Analytica without their knowledge......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 9th, 2020

U.S. Fed to slash interest rates in coming months, traders bet

Traders are betting the Federal Reserve will deliver another, bigger reduction in borrowing costs at its mid-March policy meeting, as worries about the spread of the new coronavirus trumped data showing robust hiring by U.S. employers last month......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 6th, 2020

EU plans state aid rule waivers, other measures to help cope with virus

The European Commission is considering various steps to help member states with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, including targeted waivers on state aid rules, an official of the EU executive said on Friday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 6th, 2020

Oregon health insurance plans won"t charge co-pays for COVID-19 testing

Health insurance plans will waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing at in-network facilities, under an agreement with the state of Oregon. People with fully insured individual and group health plans won’t be charged co-payments, co-insurance or de.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 5th, 2020

Cars reached record fuel efficiency, EPA data shows, just in time for a Trump rollback

The fuel efficiency of the U.S. auto fleet hit a record in 2018, new data shows, a high-water mark that may be temporary as the Trump administration is working to rollback stricter Obama-era rules for cars and trucks......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 3rd, 2020

Banks want rules eased because of coronavirus. Is it opportunistic?

The Bank Policy Institute, which represents the country’s biggest banks, is recommending, among other things, that the Federal Reserve lower capital requirements so that the industry can continue to lend money......»»

Category: worldSource: nytMar 3rd, 2020

Hiltzik: COVID-19 could kill the for-profit science publishing model. That would be a good thing

The coronavirus crisis shows how the free sharing of data is crucial in science. The coronavirus crisis shows how the free sharing of data is crucial in science......»»

Category: topSource: latimesMar 3rd, 2020

New Twitter Investor May Remove Bitcoin Advocate Jack Dorsey as CEO

An activist investor owned by billionaire Paul Singer reportedly has plans to shake up the management at Twitter after taking a big stake in the firm......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 29th, 2020