Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson’s, retires from touring

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (UPI) — Neil Diamond announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and will immediately retire from touring to get treatment. “It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past More...

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By Reuters On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Murdoch: Facebook should pay ‘trusted’ news publishers carriage fee

NEW YORK/MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Monday called on Facebook to pay “trusted” news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by cable companies, amid efforts More...

By Reuters On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Bacardi to buy high-end tequila maker Patron in $5.1 billion deal

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) — Bacardi Ltd said on Monday it would buy high-end tequila maker Patron Spirits International AG in a $5.1 billion deal, hoping to become the second largest spirits company in More...

By Reuters On Friday, January 19th, 2018

Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will prioritize “trustworthy” news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, More...

By United Press International On Friday, January 19th, 2018

HSBC to pay over $100M to settle currency rigging probe

LONDON/NEW YORK (UPI) — Europe’s biggest bank has agreed to pay about $100 million in penalties to resolve a U.S. Justice Department investigation. The deal stems from a probe into HSBC Holdings PLC More...

By United Press International On Friday, January 19th, 2018

BP to post $1.7B charge on Deepwater Horizon

LONDON (UPI) — British energy company BP said it expects a charge of around $1.7 billion in its fourth quarter earnings as a result of the Deepwater Horizon settlement. BP said Tuesday that its court-supervised More...

By United Press International On Friday, January 19th, 2018

Chinese automaker plans to enter U.S. market in 2019

DETROIT (UPI) — Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group plans to enter the U.S. market in 2019, the company said at the Detroit Auto Show Monday. “We intend to gain a foothold in the U.S.,” More...

By United Press International On Monday, January 15th, 2018

Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

LONDON (UPI) — Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Irish rock band The Cranberries, has died in London, her publicist said Monday. She was 46. Her representative told the BBC in a statement the More...

By Reuters On Saturday, January 13th, 2018

South Korea faces uproar over crackdown of cryptocurrencies

SEOUL (Reuters) – With a tech-savvy population quick to adopt the latest gadgets and a young generation facing dim prospects in the conventional workplace, South Korea has been a fertile ground for virtual More...

By Associated Press On Monday, January 8th, 2018

BBC China editor resigns citing gender pay gap dispute

BEIJING (AP) — BBC China’s editor has resigned her position in Beijing in protest over what she called a failure to sufficiently address a gap in compensation between men and women at the public broadcaster. Carrie More...