YouTube Rolls Back Verification Changes, Says Verified Creators Can Keep Their Badge
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 06:16 pm

A day after announcing significant changes to its verification program, YouTube announced Friday afternoon that it won’t be de-verifying existing creators after all.

Why Amazon Is Launching the "Climate Pledge"
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 08:00 pm

Just in time to coincide with the Global Climate Strike, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is launching The Climate Pledge, its own promise to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement by 2040, 10 years ahead of time. 

United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses after attack
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 07:33 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia's air defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran.

UK's Sajid Javid plans October giveaway Budget - FT
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 06:35 pm

British Finance Minister Sajid Javid is planning a pre-election giveaway budget in the week of October 21 if the UK strikes a Brexit deal with the European Union and parliament votes for the accord, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

U.S. trade regulators approve some Apple tariff exemptions amid broader reprieve
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 07:43 pm

U.S. trade regulators on Friday approved 10 out of 15 requests for tariff exemptions filed by Apple Inc amid a broader reprieve on levies on computer parts, according to a public docket published by the U.S. Trade Representative and a Federal Register notice.

This Might Be the Best Move Apple Could Make to Revive iPhone Sales
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 06:55 pm

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone sales have been slumping as rivals Huawei and Samsung continue to win over more customers thanks to their broad range of offerings that cover several price points. IDC analysts report that Samsung's and Huawei's smartphone shipments increased by 5.5

Small but rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissent
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 06:49 pm

Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday shouting anti-government slogans, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government corruption, witnesses and residents said.

Should U.S. Oil Investors Be Concerned About Declining Rig Count Numbers?
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 08:18 pm

On Sept. 6, the number of operating drilling rigs in the United States fell below 900 for the first time since 2017. Month-after-month declines in rig count have weakened the stock prices of pure-play drilling companies. Although they're nearing record-low levels, let's not throw

Power back on at Venezuela's Amuay, Cardon oil refineries - sources
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 07:31 pm

Power was restored to Venezuela's Paraguana Refining Complex on Friday after a blackout halted operations Thursday night, according to three sources with knowledge of the incident.

Facebook Cracks Down on Tens of Thousands of Shady Apps
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 06:15 pm

It's now been about a year and a half since the Cambridge Analytica revelations broke, and Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) reputation has never quite recovered. The tech giant commenced an App Developer investigation in the wake of that scandal, which revealed that the political consulti

ETFs in Focus as Netflix Bags Global Rights for Seinfeld
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 06:14 pm

In order to meet the increasing competition in video streaming, Netflix NFLX recently added all 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning sitcom Seinfeld to its content portfolio for five years, beginning 2021.

Dividend ETFs to Grab as Fed Cuts Rates Once Again
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 06:34 pm

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates again — the second time since late July 2019. The rate, which was slashed a quarter basis points in the two-day FOMC meeting that concluded on Sep 18, now stands in the range of 1.75-2%.

Delaware judge says Telsa board must face trial over Musk's mega-pay package
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 07:26 pm

A Delaware judge ruled on Friday that Tesla Inc's board of directors must defend at a trial Chief Executive Elon Musk's multibillion dollar pay package, which a shareholder lawsuit said unjustly enriched the head of the electric vehicle company.

Brazil phone carrier Oi names Rodrigo Abreu as new COO - filing
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 07:28 pm

The board of Brazilian phone carrier Oi, currently under bankruptcy protection, has named Rodrigo Abreu as its new Chief Operating Officer, the company said in a securities filing on Friday.

2 Under-the-Radar Growth Stocks
Posted on Friday September 20, 2019 07:47 pm

In a volatile year for the stock market, one sector in the industrial world has been noteworthy for its consistency and ability to reward investors: Aerospace. It has been the standout segment in the results of large industrial conglomerates like GE, Honeywell, and United Technol