ECONOMIA

LG's new robots deliver food and double as shopping carts

LG's new robots deliver food and double as shopping carts We saw LG introduce a variety of robots at CES past year, including several commercially focused gadgets, such as a robotic lawnmower, airport cleaning robot and an airport guide robot. It also offers express check-in and check-out services and can take customer payments. LG's CLOi robots are being developed in parallel to LG's ThinQ line, which involves consumer electronics products and home ... Continua a leggere...

Roku just unveiled an entertainment-focused rival to Siri and Alexa

Roku just unveiled an entertainment-focused rival to Siri and Alexa The concert service is essentially the streaming company's way to connect a bunch of different devices that contribute to the home-entertainment experience. The first Roku Connect device is being made by TCL, the same company that made the Roku TV that was released previous year. Roku also has integrated TV deals in place with several companies, including RCA, Element Electronics, Hitachi ... Continua a leggere...

Following Trump tweet, USA to withhold $255 million in aid from Pakistan

Following Trump tweet, USA to withhold $255 million in aid from Pakistan Khawaja Asif, the foreign minister, offered to hire an auditor for Mr Trump who said in a Twitter broadside on New Year's Day that the U.S. had wasted billions in foreign aid on Pakistan's "lies and deceit". Pakistan also began to push back against Trump's claim that the United States had given the country $33 billion, arguing that nearly half of it was reimbursements in the form of Coali... Continua a leggere...

US Economy Adds 148000 Jobs in December, Unemployment Remains at Record Low

US Economy Adds 148000 Jobs in December, Unemployment Remains at Record Low Economists had been expecting 200,000 new jobs or more last month, especially after payroll services firms ADP said Thursday that private hiring surged by 250,000 in the month. Over the past 12 months, the BLS says, average hourly earnings have risen by 2.5 percent. Unemployment remained at 4.1%, matching the lowest level in 17 years. Continua a leggere...

Bank of England official to become FCA chair

Bank of England official to become FCA chair In a separate announcement Friday, the Treasury extended the term of Belsham as external member of the PRC by three years. He acted as an adviser to the government during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, including on bank rescues such as Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley. Continua a leggere...

United Kingdom auto industry records biggest sales dip since 2009

United Kingdom auto industry records biggest sales dip since 2009 New cars churned out more CO2 a year ago, marking the first rise in carbon tailpipe emissions since 1997, in figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). It did not provide figures for NOx, or nitrogen oxide, emissions produced by diesel engines that are blamed by critics for thousands of deaths from respiratory conditions. Continua a leggere...

Australia green-lights medicinal ganja exports

Australia green-lights medicinal ganja exports Regulations that now prevent exports of medicinal cannabis products will be changed once Parliament resumes in February. " This is actually a very important step for our domestic patients and our domestic supply ", Health Minister Greg Hunt said . Continua a leggere...

Singapore Airlines jumbo jet diverts to Stewart

Singapore Airlines jumbo jet diverts to Stewart ET using outdoor stairs, according to Manoel Gerlach, a passenger aboard the plane who was travelling with his wife and toddler son. The jumbo jet - and its 262-foot wingspan - is too big for the airport's gates so passengers were forced to walk in the frigid temperatures to reach the terminal. Continua a leggere...

United Kingdom productivity jumps at fastest pace since 2011

United Kingdom productivity jumps at fastest pace since 2011 The figures showed, however, that growth in the productivity of British workers during the past decade was at its lowest since the 1820s as the United Kingdom suffered a "lost decade" of productivity growth since the 2008 financial crisis. Output per hour increased by 0.9 per cent compared to the previous quarter, the biggest increase since the second quarter of 2011 when productivity grew by 1 pe... Continua a leggere...

Singapore Airlines included among safest carriers of world in 2018

Singapore Airlines included among safest carriers of world in 2018 Airlines recorded zero accident deaths in commercial passenger jets past year, according to two independent reports released at the beginning of 2018. Responding to public interest, the AirlineRatings.com editors also identified their top 10 safest low-priced airlines. Unlike a number of low-priced carriers, these airlines have all passed the stringent International Air Transport Association Ope... Continua a leggere...

FCC Chair Cancels Tech Conference Appearance Due to Death Threats

FCC Chair Cancels Tech Conference Appearance Due to Death Threats Pai suddenly cancelled his appearance at the major tech industry conference CES on Wednesday. No matter who you are, there's a good chance you're at least somewhat familiar with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai . During the meeting in which the commission voted to repeal the net neutrality rules, shortly before the vote took place, the agency received a bomb threat . Continua a leggere...

Irn-Bru fans 'won't notice low-sugar taste'

Irn-Bru fans 'won't notice low-sugar taste' AG Barr have confirmed that a significiant change to the recipe, the first in 117 years, will be made to cut sugar by around 50% ahead of a government crackdown on the fizzy drinks industry. Devotees of Irn-Bru, Scotland's most popular soft drink, are buying and hoarding cans of their favorite beverage after hearing that its sugar levels are about to be halved. Continua a leggere...

Apple confirms iOS and macOS are vulnerable to 'Meltdown' and 'Specter'

Apple confirms iOS and macOS are vulnerable to 'Meltdown' and 'Specter' In a statement on its website, Apple said all Mac and iOS devices were affected by both Meltdown and Spectre. The tech giant said it is working on software updates to fix a pair of vulnerabilities which affect Apple gadgets as well as "all modern processors and affect almost all computing devices and operating systems". Continua a leggere...

Debenhams stock slumps after profit warning over poor Christmas trading

Debenhams stock slumps after profit warning over poor Christmas trading Debenhams said pre-tax profit for the year ahead is now likely to be between £55 million and £65 million, potentially below last year's figure of £59 million. Mr Bucher revealed plans in April to close 11 warehouses and put up to 10 stores under review, in a move affecting at least 220 jobs. This came after profits for the year to last September slumped 44% to £59m. Continua a leggere...

Brookfield to buy Westinghouse Electric for $4.6 bln

Brookfield to buy Westinghouse Electric for $4.6 bln Westinghouse is one the world's leading suppliers of nuclear fuel, and it provides some form of service to 80 percent of the world's 450 commercial reactors, according to court records. "The decision to sell Westinghouse is good news for creditors, as well as our company", Toshiba said Friday. Image: US-based nuclear firm Westinghouse Electric filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in ... Continua a leggere...

Istat: sale il potere d'acquisto delle famiglie, e anche il reddito

Istat: sale il potere d'acquisto delle famiglie, e anche il reddito La pressione fiscale pari al 40,3% (in riduzione di 0,4 punti percentuale) spiega l'istituto nazionale di statistica non era così bassa dal 2011. L'anno passato - rileva ancora l'Istat - ha segnato il ritorno alla crescita dei prezzi. Il tasso di investimento delle famiglie consumatrici (definito come rapporto tra investimenti fissi lordi delle famiglie consumatrici, che comprendono esclusiv... Continua a leggere...

Greeneville, Crossville Kmart stores among latest round of closures

Greeneville, Crossville Kmart stores among latest round of closures The 104,000-square-foot Kmart store in the Springs anchored the 126,000-square-foot Fillmore Marketplace, which El Paso County land records show was built in 1969. Kmart stores in Greeneville and Crossville are among the latest round of closures announced by the chain's parent company Sears Holdings . The company told eligible associates that they will receive severance and have the opportun... Continua a leggere...

Riutilizzo sacchetti bio: ecco i motivi del 'no' del dicastero della Salute

Riutilizzo sacchetti bio: ecco i motivi del 'no' del dicastero della Salute Nel complesso, la spesa per il consumatore medio non dovrebbe superare la quindicina di euro all'anno, considerando un utilizzo medio di due sacchetti al giorno al prezzo di circa un centesimo a busta. L'obiettivo sacrosanto è combattere l'inquinamento alla luce degli impegni che abbiamo firmato a Parigi e che rivendichiamo: noi a differenza di Trump non abbiamo cambiato idea. Continua a leggere...

Gasolio raffinato male: danni a diverse auto, la risposta dell'Eni

Gasolio raffinato male: danni a diverse auto, la risposta dell'Eni Allarme gasolio nel Salento: disagi e lamentele tra molti automobilisti che negli ultimi giorni sono rimasti in panne a causa di carburante non correttamente raffinato. Raffinato a Taranto, specificano i responsabili dell'associazione che ha sede nazionale a Lecce. Il risultato dell'operazione è stata l'erogazione di un prodotto inidoneo alla carburazione. Continua a leggere...

Reddito di inclusione, in Sicilia 16mila richieste di aiuto

Reddito di inclusione, in Sicilia 16mila richieste di aiuto Lo si evince dai primi dati trasmessi dall'Inps e relativi al periodo compreso fra il primo dicembre 2017 (giorno in cui è scattata la misura) e il 2 gennaio 2018. E dal 1° dicembre al 31 dicembre 2017 le domande presentate sono già state 5.676 in totale, di cui 416 per il ReD (cioè presentate da richiedenti che non hanno figli minori nel nucleo familiare ) e 5.260 per il ReI (cioè presenta... Continua a leggere...


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