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Amazon-owned startup, Zoox, recently unveiled a self-driving vehicle, and the company has said it will soon start offering rides to passengers. The robotaxi features four-wheel-steering and can be driven in either direction at speeds up to 75 mph, according to the manufacturer. The autonomous car is equipped with a 133-kwh-battery pack that the company says can provide up to 16...
A woman from Arkansas on Tuesday surprised shoppers at Krogers in Little Rock and North Little Rock in Arkansas after she bought $28,000 worth of groceries for strangers at the two stores. Ashley Ann Jones, a business owner, said she wanted to give back to fellow community members after seeing too many lines at the food banks on the news...
China has amended a criminal law to increase imprisonment terms for securities and futures market crimes, including fraudulent securities issuances and information disclosure fraud. The amendment of the law was passed on Saturday by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee and disclosed by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) in an online posting According to the amendment, imprisonment for fraudulent securities...
A man who was self-isolating at a quarantine hotel in Kaohsiung City in Taiwan was fined NT$100,000 ($3,500) after he stepped out of his hotel room for eight seconds. According to Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA), surveillance camera captured the migrant worker from the Philippines outside the door of his friend who was also self-isolating on the same floor. Hotel employee reported the...
GoDaddy, the world's largest domain registrar and web hosting company is under fire for sending a fake email on Friday to its employees announcing holiday bonus. According to The Copper Courier, the employees received an email on December 14 from happyholiday@Godaddy.com. The email titled "GoDaddy Holiday Party," states in part; "2020 has been a record year for GoDaddy, thanks to you!" the...
The US Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the cryptocurrency platform Ripple, its CEO, and its chairman, for an alleged securities fraud worth $1.3 billion. The market watchdog accused the California-based Ripple of selling unregistered securities to its retail customers since 2013. Through the sale of XRP in an unregistered securities offering, Ripple illegally raised $1.3 billion, according to...
Russia’s lower house of parliament voted and approved a range of measures on Wednesday to block or restrict any website that “discriminates” against Russian media on their sites— including blocking websites like YouTube and Twitter if they “discriminate” against Russian media. The lawmakers cited complaints from Russian media outlets RT and the RIA news agency about what they described as...
A new report published on Tuesday by The Wall Street Journal has provided details about an alleged ad tech deal between Google and Facebook. The report revealed that both companies entered into an agreement to team up and fight any lawsuit if they ever face any antitrust case again. The development follows the recent separate massive antitrust cases brought against the...
Two weeks after Domino’s Pizza announced a total of $9.6 million in bonus for its more than 11,500 company-owned store and supply chain employees, Papa John’s International has become the latest company to announce bonus payments and appreciation for hard working employees amid the pandemic. The Pizza company said on Tuesday it will give approximately $2.5 million in bonuses to its frontline...
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the world’s biggest retailer Walmart Inc, accusing it of fueling the opioid crisis in the country. The lawsuit which was filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware, alleges that Walmart continues to ignore warning signs from its pharmacists and keeps filling thousands of invalid prescriptions. Walmart “unlawfully filled thousands upon thousands...
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