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The quiet life of the greenback
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-27
THE US unemployment rate is at its lowest over the past 50 years and, of course, the American economy is robust. At the same time, the US central bank--Federal Reserve Bank (Fed)--raises ...

Retired US general says war with China likely in 15 years
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-27
In Photo: Retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges speaks to reporters on the sidelines of the Warsaw Security Forum in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday. Hodges, who was US Army commander in Europe from 2014 to ...

Democrats agonize over whether millennials, Hispanics will vote
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-27
In Photo: A man rests beside a poster in this undated photo. JUST two weeks from Election Day, Democrats are agonizing about whether two groups of infrequent and liberal-leaning voters will turn ...

Digital Money Transfer Services Undercutting Banks To Serve SMEs
Forbes - 2018-10-27
Digital money transfer services are continuing to make moves and Azimo, one of the leading companies in this space, is taking on high street banks with a new service that will allow SME owners across the UK and Europe to make payments in 189 countries.

Fusion of science, arts in Tawi-Tawi
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-27
In Photo: The finger-style dance being performed by members of Sama Tabawan tribe. Colorful indigenous costumes; graceful dance of a woman with fingers made long by janggay; a woman singing a ...

Diwata-2 microsatellite launching on Oct. 29
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-27
The Philippines will launch Diwata-2--its second microsatellite--into space on October 29 between 12:08 and 12:30 noon Philippine time from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan via H-IIA F40 ...

Google's Q3 revenue was just shy of Wall Street but investors are showing no mercy
Business Insider - 2018-10-27
Google's revenue increased 22% in the third quarter driven by healthy performance in its mobile search business, but the results were slightly below Wall Street expectations and the stock took a dive in after hours trading on Thursday. Shares of Google ...

GOLDMAN SACHS: These 8 underappreciated biotech stocks are cheap and poised to explode higher
Business Insider - 2018-10-27
It's been a big year for biotech companies. A big number of biotech IPOs debuted on the stock market this year. Yet biotech stocks have declined this year as investors soured on the sector and amid concerns about rising interest rates, according to a ...

Enterprise automation starts in IT departments, but gradually pays off elsewhere
ZDNet - 2018-10-27
IT, automate thyself. For years, IT has been leading the charge to automate processes up and down the business, but has been criticized for not automating itself enough. Manual scripting, firefighting, ad-hoc fixes and endless coding have long filled up ...

Apple's iPad Pro might get a redesign inspired by the old, boxier iPhone 5
Mashable - 2018-10-27
Apple's widely expected to announce redesigned iPad Pros on Oct. 30 and now we have a sense of what it will probably look like. "It will include more squared-off sides like the iPhone 5, 5S, and ...

A Harvard hospital explains why its best startup yet is one that sends you texts about your poop
Business Insider - 2018-10-27
Preparing for a colonoscopy isn't pleasant. In a colonoscopy, a doctor uses a scope to take a look at the inside of the colon, often to check for growths that could indicate cancer. So that the doctor can get a good look, you have to start eating a low ...

Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan
YAHOO! - 2018-10-27
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With midterm elections less than two weeks away, President Donald Trump is pushing a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, and Friday it put his administration on a collision course with the powerful pharmaceutical industry.

Why games are poised to change blockchains forever
Forbes - 2018-10-27
The game market is huge, untapped for blockchains, and gamers already have the concept of digital currency and digital assets well understood, they just don't deal with poor UX experiences well. Digital Assets that can be owned will absolutely be embraced ...

New Investor Suit Targets Board Over Musk Tweet on Financing to Take Tesla Private
YAHOO! - 2018-10-27
A new shareholder lawsuit has accused the Tesla board of engaging in a conspiracy to cover up its failure to monitor CEO Elon Musk's "increasingly erratic" public statements, in a case that could set up the question of whether Musk's tweets qualify as ...

Belle profit up slightly in Jan-Sept
philstar.com - 2018-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Belle Corp., the high end property developer of the Sy Group ... Belle also realized increased EBITDA from its real estate businesses of P1.79 billion during the period. This is higher by eight percent from the P1.66 billion ...

Social Deprivation 'Driving Premature Mortality Rates'
Medscape - 2018-10-27
Premature death rates in the most deprived part of England were around twice those of the wealthiest area, according to new research into early mortality and inequality across the UK. However, England had better life expectancy than the rest of the UK ...

2 Moves By Trump This Past Week Could Reshape U.S. Health Insurance In Big Ways
NPR - 2018-10-27
In the span of less than 12 hours this past week, the Trump administration took two seemingly contradictory actions that could have profound effects on the insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act. Health analysts say that at least one of ...

Murder charges filed vs. suspects in Sagay massacre
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- The police on Friday filed murder charges against suspects behind the massacre of nine farmers in Sagay, Negros Occidental. Western Visayas Police ...

Israel accuses Syria, Iran of orchestrating Gaza rocket fire
Rappler - 2018-10-27
Five Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli fire in separate incidents along the border fence, the Gaza health ministry said. A 6th died when a hand grenade he was holding exploded accidentally, witnesses said. 'Expanding the response' There were no ...

How platforms are driving users to misinformation about mail bombs
The Verge - 2018-10-27
The Interface is a daily column about the intersection of social media and democracy. Subscribe to the newsletter here. On Friday, a Florida man was arrested in connection with a string of mail bombs sent to prominent critics of President Trump, including ...

Model Yakan village in Cotabato City an inspiration for Basilan residents
philstar.com - 2018-10-27
COTABATO CITY, Philippines -- Residents of Basilan want the model Yakan village here duplicated in their island province as symbol of the province's desire to bounce back from conflicts and underdevelopment. The model Yakan, Tausug, Maguindanao, Sama and ...

'Is this responsible tourism?' DENR posts photo of Boracay trash after reopening
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- It seems like the government's appeal was not enough. Twelve days after litters were found in some areas of Boracay's beach front on the first day of ...

DOTr deploys 1 of 16 Dalian trains for MRT-3
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- More trains are expected to run at the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) after a Dalian train gets the green light to operate on Saturday. The ...

A month on, Indonesia's quake-tsunami hit city faces health crisis
Rappler - 2018-10-27
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's quake-tsunami battered city of Palu is facing a public health crisis as torrential rains threaten to spread malaria and dengue fever to the devastated region a month after the disaster, aid agencies have warned.

Robredo: Probe, not just reassign Customs officials over ?11-B shabu shipment
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday called for a thorough investigation of Bureau of Customs (BOC) officials over the smuggling of ?11 billion ...

Philippines moving in right direction? 75% agree
philstar.com - 2018-10-27
It rose among high school graduates, from 69 percent in June to 71 percent in September. It stayed at 82 percent among college graduates. The survey has sampling error margins of plus or minus three percentage points for national percentages, plus or minus ...

Cooler weather ahead as Amihan sets in
philstar.com - 2018-10-27
MANILA, Philippines -- Temperatures are expected to dip in the coming days as the northeast monsoon season begins, the state weather bureau announced yesterday. Esperanza Cayanan, chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

Typhoon 'Rosita' enters PH --PAGASA
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 27) -- Typhoon "Rosita," with an international name "Yutu," is now within the country's territory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical ...

DOT chief to Boracay visitors: Be responsible tourists
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat had a simple reminder to tourists on the reopening of Boracay island. "As we welcome a better Boracay, the ...

Gov't debt balloons to ?7.16 trillion in September, up by ?56 billion from August
CNN Philippines - 2018-10-27
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 26) -- The government's debt has ballooned to approximately ?7.16 trillion as of September, over half a trillion pesos more than when President Rodrigo ...

Jim Carrey, Ron Howard Among Celebrities Threatened on Twitter by Mail Bomb Suspect
YAHOO! - 2018-10-26
Twitter accounts linked to the man arrested for allegedly sending mail bombs to an ever-growing list of Trump critics previously threatened a number of celebrities and politicians on Twitter. In at least one case, the social media company seems to have ...

A $27 billion private-equity investor identifies a budding team of experts that will determine who wins the biggest deals in the future
Business Insider - 2018-10-26
A few private equity teams already employ data scientist teams, and more will do so in the future. Firms could win having the best information about a company they're bidding for rather than winning a deal just on price, said one private equity executive.

Stocks recover as Wall St bounces back
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
MANILA, Philippines -- The stock market recovered yesterday, buoyed by the recovery in Wall Street. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi), the local stock market barometer, gained 97.49 points or 1.39 percent to finish at 7,064.33.

What's Really Driving Market Volatility?
Forbes - 2018-10-26
Recently, the market has seen some dark days. As of this writing (October 26), the S&P 500 has dropped another 2 percent. It seems this decline is due to slower-than-expected revenue growth from Google and Amazon, two bellwether tech companies. Both are ...

Trece Martires mayor denies murder raps
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Trece Martires Mayor Melandres de Sagun has denied allegations that he had a hand in the murder of Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan and his driver Romulo Guilemer last July 8. At the continuation of the preliminary investigation by the ...

Phoenix expands footprint in Singapore
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
MANILA, Philippines -- Listed independent oil player Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. expands its footprint in Singapore ... Pte Ltd., the firm said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange. The investment came after securing the approval ...

Twitch announces group streaming and a karaoke game for its 1M concurrent viewers
TechCrunch - 2018-10-26
The teens were out in force today in San Jose for the annual TwitchCon game streaming conference. There, Twitch announced that at any given time, 1 million people are watching it (up from 746,000 ...

Larry Ellison reportedly slams media's coverage of Elon Musk and says Tesla is his 2nd-largest investment
Business Insider - 2018-10-26
Oracle founder, CTO, and executive chairman Larry Ellison defended Tesla CEO Elon Musk during an analyst meeting on Thursday and said Tesla is his second-biggest investment, Bloomberg reports. Ellison's comments came a day after Tesla posted a surprise ...

7 Abus, 3 Marines slain in Sulu clash
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Seven Abu Sayyaf bandits and three Marines were killed in an encounter in Patikul, Sulu yesterday. The military said three other soldiers were wounded in the encounter. The identities of the slain soldiers were withheld ...

Mark Cuban says he has 3 smartphones and receives about 700 emails every day
Business Insider - 2018-10-26
A lot of people want to talk to Mark Cuban. The billionaire "Shark Tank" star who owns the Dallas Mavericks told Vanity Fair that he received about 700 emails a day, which he said he checked on his three smartphones. "Now, you may think that's a lot ...

Bomb threats hit Pangasinan schools
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
Classes were suspended at the Pangasinan National High School yesterday due to a bomb threat. School principal Elvira Viray sought police assistance after she received a message through her account on Messenger that a bomb would explode. On Thursday and ...

Impatient remittance client stabs to death security guard
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
URDANETA CITY, Philippines -- A security guard of a remittance company in this city was stabbed to death following an argument with a client. The victim was identified as Lito Manangan, a resident of Barangay Macalong. He was pronounced dead on arrival at ...

100,000 to take UPCAT
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 100,000 graduating senior high school students are expected to take the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) this weekend. A traffic advisory was issued to warn motorists of the expected increase in ...

Millions with high blood sugar face TB risk
YAHOO! - 2018-10-26
The Hague (AFP) - Millions of people with high blood sugar may be at greater risk of tuberculosis than previously thought, scientists said Friday, warning that diabetes and TB could combine to create the "perfect storm" of disease. Tuberculosis, a severe ...

China opens consulate in Davao City
philstar.com - 2018-10-26
DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- China will open tomorrow its consulate in this city in a bid to foster closer ties with the Philippines. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio are ...

Scientists And Parents Band Together To Research Cures For Rare Childhood Cancer
NPR - 2018-10-26
Whenever she asked doctors about the lump on her son's right thumb, Kim Webb heard a similar response: "No big deal. Just take care of it whenever." They were wrong. Last January -- after the lump had doubled in size, prompting surgery to remove it ...

Trump complains about Twitter removing his followers
Rappler - 2018-10-26
Total Bias? -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2018 Trump's remarks appeared aimed at Twitter's efforts to weed out fake and "spam" accounts to improve the health and safety of the platform. For months, Twitter has sought to eliminate ...

Back in business: Beyond the white sand, Boracay is, first of all, about people
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
Her eyes light up ... her administration was unable to implement this because the Local Government Code gave power to local government units to decide on business permits and other requirements ...

Trade chiefs: WTO no longer sustainable and needs reform
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
A group of trade ministers from around the world voiced their support for strengthening the World Trade Organization (WTO) at a time when the Trump administration has threatened to pull out of th ...

Saudis come close to admitting Khashoggi murder was planned
BusinessMirror - 2018-10-26
SAUDI authorities came close to acknowledging that the murder of insider-turned-critic Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, as pressure mounted on the kingdom to provide a credible explanation to ...

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