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Google under antitrust investigation by 50 attorneys general
The Verge - 2019-09-09
On Monday, 50 attorneys general from US states and territories signed onto an antitrust investigation into Google, placing even more pressure on the major tech firms that are already facing intense scrutiny over their market dominance from the government.

Telepsychiatry Helps Recruitment And Patient Care In Rural Areas
NPR - 2019-09-09
It used to take at least nine months for a patient to schedule an initial appointment with a psychiatrist at Meridian Health Services in Indiana. Now, it takes days, thanks to a program that allows doctors to connect over the Internet with patients ...

8 superyacht crew members share the most extreme requests they've had to deal with on the job
Business Insider - 2019-09-09
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GCTA probe expands as jail can of worms bared
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-09
Senate President Vicente Sotto III fields questions from reporters at the Kapihan sa Senado in this file photo. SENATE probers firmed up a consensus Monday to fast-track remedial legislation ...

Juul Illegally Marketed E-Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says
New York Times - 2019-09-09
Juul Labs, the dominant e-cigarette company, violated federal regulations by selling its vaping products as a safe alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes without approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the agency said in a warning letter on ...

Ferrari Unveils F8 Spider: Power And Performance In A Sportier Package
International Business Times - 2019-09-09
Ferrari (RACE) has released its new F8 Spider, replacing the 488 Spider with a sportier car that the company said has a "rich, distinctive sound." The F8 Spider is the sister to the F8 Tributo coupe which was released at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show ...

Groupons for Medical Treatment? Welcome to Today's US Health Care
Medscape - 2019-09-09
Emory University medical fellow Dr. Nicole Herbst was shocked when she saw three patients who came in with abnormal results from chest CT scans they had bought on Groupon. While Herbst declined to comment for this story, her sentiments were shared widely ...

FDA issues warning letters to JUUL on marketing, youth outreach - 2019-09-09
Sept. 9 (UPI) --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent two warning letters to JUUL Labs in reference to the e-cigarette giant's alleged practice of marketing to adolescents and teenagers. The letters, dated and announced on Monday, are the latest ...

Drinking coffee linked to lower risk of gallstones - 2019-09-09
To the many ways in which coffee seems to confer unexpected health benefits, add a lowered risk of painful gallstones. After tracking nearly 105,000 Danes for an average of eight years, researchers found that those who downed more than six cups per day of ...

House hastens vote on Citira, 2 tax bills
BusinessMirror - 2019-09-09
It will fix the unequal treatment for insurance products with similar nature such as life, health, HMO, preneed and pension, and lower the documentary stamp taxes (DSTs) on nonlife insurance.

Apple may spark upgrade rush with new iPhones, tight pricing
Reuters - 2019-09-09
(Reuters) - Apple Inc could sell as many as 200 million of its latest iPhones from existing users upgrading their older devices and much of that demand will come from China despite an ongoing trade war, several Wall Street analysts said on Monday.

New poll shows trust levels down across institutions
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- A new poll showed Filipinos' trust in the government, church, media, and two other institutions have dropped slightly, but a majority of respondents ...

Three economic reforms bag House approval
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-09
Meanwhile, the tax reform which slashes corporate income tax rates but also removes redundant perks was approved on second reading. With 201 affirmative votes, six negative votes and seven abstentions, House Bill No. 300, which proposes to amend Republic A ...

Mercantile Careplans now under IC conservatorship
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-09
"The result of the examination made into the affairs, financial condition, and methods of doing of business of Mercantile Careplans as of end-2018 disclosed that the company failed to comply with the minimum P75-million paid-up capital requiremen

San Miguel to build new brewery in Iloilo
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-09
The company is in the midst of a capacity expansion program "to grow its core business, meet increased demand, and bring economic growth and jobs to key regions nationwide." Aside from the Iloilo facility, SMB is on track to complete a brewery in ...

BSP streamlines guidelines for voluntary surrender of licenses
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-09
In a statement, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the enhanced guidelines approved by its policy-making body will cover banks that plan to proceed to voluntary dissolution and liquidation or those who intent keep their corporate or cooperative ...

Home Credit to test Hong Kong IPO mart
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-09
The Prague-based lender, which has a sizeable Chinese business, could launch its initial public offering (IPO) as soon as this month, and is seeking to raise more than $1 billion from the offering in the first of a series of significant IPOs planned in the ...

Keppel unit redeems 10M preferred shares
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-09
The company on Monday also announced the resignation of its assistant corporate secretary, Myla Gloria A. Amboy. She will be replaced by Stephanie Maree N. Dysangco, who also serves as the assistant corporate secretary of another listed firm, Mabuhay Vinyl ...

Bill on mandatory lending for MSMEs filed
BusinessWorld - 2019-09-09
"Lack of access to financing, sustainable markets and training to acquire the needed mindset and skills to ultimately grow and sustain a business are just a few of the constraints faced by MSMEs," he said. The bill, among others, mandates lending ...

Explainer: Big tech probes could break up firms, result in huge fines, or neither
Reuters - 2019-09-09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The potential penalties for several wide-ranging investigations into whether Facebook, Google and other big U.S. tech companies used their market power unfairly include everything from breaking up the companies, to large fines and ...

Tourists warned against hiking in Benguet during bad weather
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-09
BAGUIO CITY -- Local authorities have warned tourists against hiking and trekking in Itogon town, Benguet province after a hiker got lost in a popular hiking destination there on Saturday.

Manila Bay cleanup nets 3,810 tons of trash - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Some 3,810 tons of garbage, water hyacinth and silt have been collected from coastlines and estuaries draining to Manila Bay since the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) launched its cleanup this year. In the agency ...

Toyota rolls out Corolla Altis with hybrid variant - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMPC) has rolled out the new Corolla Altis model with a hybrid variant designed to encourage the shift to environment-friendly vehicles. TMPC first vice president Rommel Gutierrez told reporters ...

Ex-Daraga mayor in Batocabe murder released from jail - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Former mayor Carlwyn Baldo of Daraga, Albay was released from detention yesterday afternoon. Baldo left the Legazpi City Jail in Albay at around 4:47 p.m., according to Alan Iral, chief of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology ...

Abu Sayyaf tagged in Sulu suicide bombing - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The military has tagged the Abu Sayyaf bandit group in a suicide bombing perpetrated by a foreign-looking person in Indanan, Sulu on Sunday afternoon. The group of Abu Sayyaf leader Hajan Sawadjaan was believed responsible for the ...

Ex-actress, daughter held for drugs - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Former actress Deborah Sun and her daughter were arrested for illegal drugs at a condominium in Quezon City on Sunday. Sun, real name Jean Louise Salvador, and her daughter Angela were allegedly caught with P6,800 worth of ...

4 held for robbing Korean - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Four men, two of them teenagers, were arrested in Malate, Manila yesterday morning for allegedly robbing a South Korean man. Niel Gilbert, 18; Allen Navarro, 18; Donato Velasquez, 20; and Kenneth Casas, 21, were apprehended after ...

Faster credit growth seen amid rate easing - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Credit growth is expected to pick up this year amid the continued drop in interest rates due to the inflation downtrend, according to Dutch financial giant ING Bank. Nicholas Mapa, economist at ING Bank Manila, expressed hope that ...

Metal production rises as China demand grows - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Data from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), however, showed a decline in metal prices during the period. MGB expects prices to rebound in the second semester, especially for base metals copper and nickel. "The positive ...

Singles Corp.: Going solo with OPC - 2019-09-09
In a perfect world, every person would have everything he wants in life. That perfect partner to go through life with. That perfect house to live in. That perfect blend of coffee to start a stress-free morning with. That perfect organization to build a career.

A reader talks about his agri experience - 2019-09-09
Today, we give way to one of our readers. This one comes from Guillermo R. Andres of Gen. Trias City in Cavite. He has quite a number of ideas about revitalizing our agricultural sector and deserves the space. Here goes. "I read twice your column on ...

Central Bank HQ set for renovation - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is considering the retrofitting and renovation of its headquarters in Manila once the planned transfer of the Security Plant Complex (SPC) to the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac is completed.

Fruitas revives P1.2 B IPO plan - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Fruitas Holdings Inc., the food and beverage kiosk operator, has revived its plan to debut in the Philippine stock market. Fruitas filed an application for a P1.2 billion initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange ...

Renewed optimism pulls PSEi up for 4th straight day - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) went up for the fourth straight day yesterday on the back of renewed optimism in the stock market, analysts said. The PSEi finished at 7,960.12, up 26.65 points or 0.33 percent ...

Teen feared dead in Palawan crocodile attack - 2019-09-09
CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna - A 15-year-old boy was reported missing and feared dead after he was attacked by a crocodile in Balabac, Palawan on Sunday. Romilo Miranda, 15, reportedly went to dive and fish with his uncle and two cousins in Sitio Bual ...

DILG, BJMP back proposed Alcatraz-like prison
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Interior Secretary Eduardo Año and Director Allan Iral, chief of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), told senators on Monday that they would support the ...

Ombudsman suspends 27 BuCor officials in freedom-for-sale scandal
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines--The Office of the Ombudsman suspended 27 Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials for six months as they faced grave misconduct cases for the release of heinous crime convicts ...

Two dead as powerful typhoon pummels Tokyo
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-09
Wallabies arrival delayed At least 138 domestic flights were canceled, with the weather even delaying the arrival of the Wallabies in Tokyo on Monday ahead of the World Cup that kicks off on ...

Ombudsman suspends 27 BuCor officials over early release of heinous crime convicts
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- The Office of the Ombudsman has slapped a six-month preventive suspension on 27 Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials over the questionable early ...

Former deputy ombudsman appeals Malacañang dismissal
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- Former Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang is appealing his dismissal by Malacañang for graft and corruption, and betrayal of public trust in ...

PH, Singapore sign eight MOUs in Pres. Yacob's state visit
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- Philippine and Singaporean officials on Monday signed a number of deals on infrastructure development, education, agriculture, skills development ...

GCTA-for-sale probe: BuCor officials are ying, says Gordon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- Officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) tagged in the alleged "GCTA [good conduct time allowance]-for-sale" scheme were "obviously" lying in denying their ...

Two hurt in attack on Abante News group printing plant
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- Four gunmen attacked the printing plant of a news group early Monday, the publication said. Abanta News group editor-in-chief Fernando Jadulco said ...

Two hurt in attack on Abante News group printing plant
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- Four gunmen attacked the printing plant of a news group early Monday, the publication said. Abanta News group editor-in-chief Fernando Jadulco said ...

House OKs tax reform for businesses on second reading
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- The House of Representatives has approved the second tax reform package targeting corporate income taxes and fiscal perks. The measure, formally ...

DILG wants broader powers under new name, Department of Homeland Security and Local Government
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has proposed that it be reorganized and renamed as the Department of Homeland Security and Local Government (DHSLG).

LPA outside PAR expected to develop into storm - Pagasa
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- A low-pressure area (LPA) is expected to develop into a storm before entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric ...

House OKs on 2nd reading bill lowering corporate tax, fixing incentives
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-09-09
MANILA, Philippines -- The House of Representatives on Monday night approved on second reading a bill seeking to reduce the corporate income tax (CIT) rate and rationalize incentives for businesses.

House approves passive income tax reform bill
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- The House of Representatives passed on third and final reading Monday a bill seeking to rationalize taxes on passive income and financial ...

At least 2 freed prisoners not convicted of heinous crimes also surrender
CNN Philippines - 2019-09-09
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) -- A total of 130 convicts freed through the expanded Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) policy have surrendered, following the orders of President ...

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