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U.S. banks deploy AI to monitor customers, workers amid tech backlash

FILE PHOTO: Cameras are seen on the exterior of a Chase Bank branch in New York City U.S., April 7, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Paresh Dave and Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) – Several U.S. banks have started deploying camera software that can analyze customer preferences, monitor workers and spot people sleeping near […]

Pelosi Says Waters Shouldn’t Apologize for Comments on George Floyd Trial

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Monday that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) doesn’t have to apologize for comments calling on protesters to “get more confrontational” over the weekend and sought to defend her colleague. “No, she doesn’t,” Pelosi said in response to a reporter’s question on whether Waters should apologize for making the remarks. “Maxine talked […]

Junk, emerging-market firms eager to borrow as further rates rise in sight

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson April 19, 2021 By Yoruk Bahceli and Tom Arnold (Reuters) – Junk-rated and emerging-market companies look set to raise record amounts of debt in coming months, urged on by bankers who advise […]

Exclusive-China’s Ant explores ways for Jack Ma to exit as Beijing piles pressure – sources

FILE PHOTO: Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of China’s Alibaba Group, speaks in front of a picture of SoftBank’s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ during a news conference in Chiba, Japan, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) -Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack […]

Coca-Cola posts sparkling quarter, warns of rocky recovery as COVID-19 cases surge

FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Coca-Cola are displayed at a supermarket of Swiss retailer Denner, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Glattbrugg, Switzerland June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Nivedita Balu (Reuters) -Coca-Cola Co thumped estimates for quarterly results on Monday as sales in Asia picked up following […]

Grab mulling secondary Singapore listing after SPAC merger -sources

FILE PHOTO: A Grab motorbike helmet is displayed during Grab’s fifth anniversary news conference in Singapore June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo April 19, 2021 By Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Grab Holdings, Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing to delivery giant, is considering a secondary listing in its home market of Singapore after completing a Nasdaq listing via […]

Psaki fails to condemn Rep. Waters’ call to violence

White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) OAN NewsroomUPDATED  1:15 PM PT – Monday, April 19, 2021 White House spokesperson Jen Psaki failed to condemn Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) over her recent call to violence in Minnesota. “Congresswoman […]

Sen. Josh Hawley Introduces Antitrust Bill to ‘Bust Up’ Big Tech Like Google and Amazon

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced an antitrust bill that would ban Amazon and Google from running an online marketplace and selling goods on that marketplace at the same time. “Big Tech companies like Google and Amazon have been coddled by Washington politicians for years. This treatment has allowed them to amass colossal amounts of power […]

Ariz. Senate to begin 2020 election audit this week

PROVO, UT – November 6: A employee at the Utah County Election office put mail in ballots into a container to register the vote in the midterm elections on November 6, 2018 in Provo, Utah.  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 8:55 AM PT – Monday, April 19, 2021 Arizona’s Senate is preparing to […]

US, China Agree to Cooperate on Climate, Beijing’s Actions Are Key

The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon emitters, have agreed to cooperate on climate change with seriousness and urgency, according to a joint statement issued on April 17. “This [the cooperation] includes both enhancing their respective actions and cooperating in multilateral processes, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and […]