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Facebook is now testing "Instant Videos" for select users

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Videos that have been cached are marked with a "lightning" icon, letting users know that they can be viewed without wasting data. Then, when scrolling through the app, videos won't buffer or take too long to load because they're technically already stored locally. Read More »

Inflation hits 2.9% as fuel and clothing costs grow

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This rise may deter the Reserve Bank from any further cut in interest rates, that would have given a boost to industrial production. Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown, said it looks likely inflation will fall back in the coming months, as the effect of Brexit-induced sterling weakness falls out of the year-on-year calculation. Read More »

Mandatory evacuation for barrier islands in three SC counties

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For Beaufort County, the order applied to Hilton Head Island, Fripp Island, Hunting Island, Harbor Island and Daufuskie Island. There are no other evacuations planned, McMaster said . Currently, the outer bands of Irma are striking SC, particularly in the Lowcountry where a tornado watch has been issued there until 2 p.m. Property owners should also report damage to structures, including homes, to local building officials. Read More »

Asia stocks mostly rise as Irma and North Korea worries fade

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 27 points, or 1.1 percent, to close 2,488, a record. Stocks on Wall Street closed higher on Monday as investors assessed the damage from Irma, with the Dow Jones industrial average adding 259.58 points to close at 22,057.37. Read More »

Still windy in South Florida after Irma; and what about Jose?

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People seek shelter from Irma with their pets at the West Boynton Park and Recreation Center in preparation for Hurricane Irma in Boynton, Beach, Florida, September 9, 2017 . Similar scenes played out across the Caribbean , where the storm devastated islands before setting its sights on Florida. Irma is one of two tropical systems churning in the region. Read More »

Putin Warns: Don't Push North Korea Into 'Dead End'

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Tensions continue to escalate and on Tuesday, a senior North Korean diplomat was quoted as saying that Pyongyang was ready to send "more gift packages" to the United States. Dialogue with the North does not hold water in the current raised crisis caused by launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, a test explosion of what the North claimed to be a hydrogen bomb and threats to mount further provocations. Read More »

Irma is likely to weaken to a tropical depression by Tuesday afternoon

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In Florida, 5.6 million people, or 25% of the U.S. state's population, have been told to leave as the storm approaches. Remnants of Irma have spread gusting winds , rains and misery around the South even as Florida begins cleaning up from one of the most destructive hurricanes in its history, a storm so big it smashed across virtually the entire peninsula. Read More »

Retail inflation in August shoots up by 3.36%, highest in five months

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It wasn't all doom and gloom for the AUD however, with the Business Conditions Index ticking up, holding above the long-run average and also at the highest level since early 2008. Meanwhile the Australian Dollar may attempt to recoup some of its losses overnight as Westpac releases its domestic consumer confidence figures, which is expected to show a slight uptick in household sentiment in September. Read More »

The Latest Update on Tropical Storm Irma as of 5 pm Monday

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More people in the USA state of Florida will get to see Tuesday the damage left by Hurricane Irma , while half of the state's population remains without power and roads in many areas are covered by flood waters or debris. Charles Peek has been a storm chaser for years but says Irma was his first hurricane. Warnings of hazardous storm surges remained in effect through vast swaths of peninsular Florida, where more than six million people had been ordered to flee Irma's path - ... Read More »

Ryan murder: Accused conductor was masturbating before killing Pradyuman

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For, there are several questions that remain unanswered. Ryan Pinto, CEO of Ryan International Schools Group , said, "We are fully cooperating with the police and hope the guilty is punished". Why this inconsistency in the versions of police and the father? He attempted to sexually assault the boy, when boy raised an alarm he killed the boy. Read More »

Delta cancels flights as Irma heads toward Atlanta

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Airports urged travelers to arrive early and be prepared for long lines. American said Sunday night that it would not resume flights at most Florida airports until at least Tuesday. Most airlines were also offering waivers , like on Virgin America and Delta flights canceled in the next few days. While cancellations are expected to decrease as the week goes on, 152 cancellations were scheduled for Wednesday as of Monday, largely at MIA, FLL, Orlando International Airport, Tampa ... Read More »

Adrian Peterson, Sean Payton have interesting sideline exchange

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ESPN said it did not know what Peterson said in the exchange, but it doesn't look good. Peterson had just four carries for 14 yards in the first half against the Vikings. "I had all the time in the world". Peterson's impact was immediate as he gained 9 yards on the Saints' first play from scrimmage. "I mean, if you have a running back that doesn't want the ball, that's an issue". Read More »

Dollar recovers as Irma, North Korea worries ebb

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USA stocks were poised for a solid opening with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures 0.5 percent higher. The S&P 500 added 26.68 points, climbing by 1.08% to 2,481.11 - a new record. "We are massively stimulating this economy that's already doing pretty well", Paulsen said. There was also some relief that there were no further North Korean missile tests during the weekend which helped underpin equity markets. Read More »

GOING ELECTRIC | China mulls petrol auto ban

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Would join growing list of countries moving to ban gas, diesel vehicles. "On the other hand, when building more EVs you will definitely use more batteries, metals like lithium and cobalt... She said China would gradually withdraw such financial subsidies for the sector, and instead speed up the establishment of a credits accumulation policy to support the industry . Read More »

Jaguars WR Allen Robinson Suffered A "Significant" Knee Injury Today

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But the Browns couldn't stop All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown, who made a leaping catch in traffic for 38 yards with 2:26 left to seal Pittsburgh's win. Those passes went for 46 yards and a touchdown to fullback Tommy Bohanon . Jacksonville is now leading the Texans 26-7 entering the fourth quarter. Read More »

With Hurricane Irma Looming, South Florida Airports Remain Open For Now

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Throughout southeast Florida, evacuation orders are steadily being issued with similar seriousness. "If you decide to stay in the Florida Keys, you are on your own", Roman Gastesi, administrator of Monroe County, told CNN. "I'll wait till the last minute". In Miami , advocates for the homeless patrolled the streets Friday, picking up about 400 people and driving them to shelters voluntarily or under the threat of involuntary hospitalization. Read More »

Hurricane Irma evacuees rush for final flights out of Florida

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BA, in common with other United Kingdom airlines, has brought back its staff. When evacuation orders in SC and Georgia are included, the number climbs to 6.8 million. Those from Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in Florida also will be able to receive in-network specialty care without a referral until September 30. Cruise ports have also closed. Read More »

Steelers vs. Browns: Highlights, game tracker and more

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They needed 12 plays and converted three third downs, the final one a 21-yard pass interference penalty on safety Sean Davis that put the ball at the three. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams deployed a solid game-plan that tested Ben Roethlisberger's patience. His stat line was about as close to ideal as possible. Read More »

'Sad day' for N. Korea if USA takes military action

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USA disarmament ambassador Robert Wood said North Korea had defied the global community once again. The Russian leader said "ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless", and called for a diplomatic solution to the standoff between the US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Read More »

Irma weakens to Category 1 Hurricane but still poses threat

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Forecasters are predicting sustained winds of 30 to 45 miles per hour with gusts of 45 to 60 miles per hour, downed trees and power outages in those areas. About 20 cruise lines have Miami as a home port or a port of call, according to the PortMiami website , and many have had to move ships out of the area and revise schedules. Read More »

Equifax Breach: Lessons For Indian Companies

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The credit check agency was hacked in May, then discovered the breach on 29 July, but only revealed it to customers last week (see below), blaming a "US website application vulnerability" without going into any greater detail. These services include copies of your Equifax credit report, the ability to lock your Equifax report, monitoring of all three credit bureaus for changes in your report, scanning of the Internet for your Social Security number, and identity theft insurance. Read More »

FL: With Hurricane Irma, Baggage at MIA is Piling Up

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Orlando International Airport closed Saturday and won't reopen to passenger traffic until after Irma has passed, a damage assessment has been completed, necessary recovery efforts made and the airlines are consulted to determine when best to resume operations. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: South Floridians evacuating, start to reach Jacksonville

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After hitting the USA and Brittish Virgin Islans Wednesday, Irma was headed toward Puerto Rico , and is expected to bring with it maximum sustained winds reaching 185 miles per hour. Accusations of unfair pricing techniques have been investigated in the past, including after a deadly Amtrak derailment in 2015, but USA. officials said a year ago they found no evidence of wrongdoing in that instance. Read More »

Clashes at protests in South Korea injure dozens

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President Moon Jae-in on Thursday proposed expanding economic cooperation between South Korea and Russian Federation in a wide range of areas, including energy, infrastructure and agriculture, noting those projects might set an example of co-prosperity for isolated North Korea . Read More »

Trump says military action is not his 'first choice' on North Korea

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Sweden has urged its citizens to refrain from unnecessary trips to North Korea following the country's sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date. Later, a senior Trump administration official said that North Korea is a "global menace" and these latest provocations increase the worldwide communities resolve to isolate the North Korean regime through strict enforcement of existing United Nations security council resolutions and the imposition of new sanctions. Read More »

Putin on phone with South Korean president about North Korea

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Vassily Nebenzia said Russian Federation wants a reference to the need for political dialogue based on recent initiatives. Western capitals have been paying closer attention to Russian economic ties with North Korea since a series of missile and nuclear tests carried out by Pyongyang prompted warnings that a military conflict could break out on the Korean peninsula. Read More »

Gold treads water as markets brace for European Central Bank decision

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In addition, not all countries in the euro area are in fairly good health-evidence for the European Central Bank that the economy still needs its support policies. Ironically, though, every 10% rise in the value of the euro against a basket of currencies feeds through to a drop in eurozone inflation of between 0.4-0.5 percentage points. Read More »

China Bans ICOs, Classifies Them As Illegal Fundraising

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Even if regulators cant really prevent investors from sending money to ICOs overseas, not having the ability to openly market in China with a local roadshow could severely hamper fundraising efforts. The bitcoin analyst said that the cryptocurrency crackdown was expected due to "irrational excesses" in the Chinese market. Nevertheless, it seemed companies were ignoring the growing chorus of regulators. Read More »

USA stock market jittery over worries about North Korea's missiles, Hurricane Irma

Trump reached a surprise deal with Democrats on Wednesday to raise the short-term US debt ceiling, reducing concerns over a potential government shutdown and denting safe-haven demand. As we've suggested previously, market concerns may ebb and flow on a day-to-day basis, but the underlying geopolitical risks now impacting markets are highly unlikely to go away any time soon, and will most likely increase substantially going forward. Read More »

Two Florida nuclear plants likely to shut if Irma stays on path

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John Allen, Assistant Professor of Meteorology at Central Michigan University. The company, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc, is watching the weather and would adjust any plans as necessary, Robbins said. There is now a third named storm being tracked in the area, after Tropical Storm Katia formed inside the Gulf of Mexico. Meanwhile, Texas is still reeling from Hurricane Harvey . Read More »