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Business Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction
Author: 0 Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction

For years, Uber drivers have complained that the app doesn't prompt riders to tip them. Uber plans to make it a staple in its app in all USA cities by the end of July . Back in April, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission granted a petition by the city's Independent Drivers Guild - a union affiliate representing 50,000 app-based drivers - to create a rule that would require ride-hailing services to add in-app tipping, a move that could ultimately have had a ripple effect ...

Author: 0 Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles

NAM should take this opportunity to reject the BAT and endorse President Trump's 15 percent Corporate tax. If they're not paid for, not only would tax reform add substantially to deficits, but under Senate rules, they would expire at the end of the budget window instead of becoming permanent, which is what Ryan wants.

Business Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat
Author: 0 Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat

Trump spoke by phone on Wednesday with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani. Qatar strongly denies supporting terrorism, and on Tuesday called for talks to settle the dispute. Both Saudi Arabia and UAE insisted that ties won't be restored unless Qatar cuts all its ties with the Muslim Brotherhood group, Iran, and Hamas Palestinian group.

Business Retired Justice Karnan arrested in Coimbatore
Author: 0 Retired Justice Karnan arrested in Coimbatore

After being sentenced to six months jail, Karnan had on 12 May moved the apex court for relief, saying neither the high courts nor their judges, were "subordinate" to it. Karnan is being taken to Chennai from where he will be brought to Kolkata on Wednesday morning and produced in court. As on date, Justice Karnan does not know the grounds of his conviction and hence he can not file a review petition.

Business Amarinder Singh writes off all loans to small farmers, SC/ST in Punjab
Author: 0 Amarinder Singh writes off all loans to small farmers, SC/ST in Punjab

While Andhra Pradesh and Telangana had announced farm loan waivers in 2014, Tamil Nadu , Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have followed in their footsteps recently. Amarinder Singh announced the formal removal of the prohibition at the Punjab Vidhan Sabha saying that no liquor shop would be allowed to be opened within the radius of 500mts of the national and state highways.

Author: 0 58 people missing and presumed dead in London fire; number may increase

Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets residents of the Grenfell Tower block near the scene of the fire that destroyed the block, in north Kensington, West London , Britain June 16, 2017. "Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing". The National Health Service said that 17 patients were still being treated in hospital, of whom nine remain in critical condition.

Business Venezuela calls countries
Author: 0 Venezuela calls countries "lap dogs" at OAS Mexico meeting

Critics see Maduro's move as a ploy to hold on to power. While Venezuela has said it was withdrawing from the OAS in protest, foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez was in Cancun. "Venezuela recognizes nothing produced by this organization", she said. In an apparent reference to the incident, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol described an "improper and disproportionate use of force", saying on Twitter that several people had been injured and one killed.

Business Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis
Author: 0 Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

Trump's call to Qatari ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, a key U.S. ally, came as a senior Emirati official told AFP that Gulf Arab states were not seeking regime change in Doha. We have close coordination with the United States. Speaking in Berlin, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir also said efforts would be made to resolve the conflict within the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Author: 0 German minister sees hope of 'soft' Brexit, with conditions

The UK is unable to sign such deals while it remains a member of the European Union but can explore options and develop ties. The unprecedented negotiations at the Commission's offices come nearly exactly a year after Britons voted last June 23 to leave the EU.

Business Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'
Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

Mika also remained hospitalized Saturday after undergoing an additional surgery. He has undergone several surgeries since Wednesday's shooting. However, Sava said that the doctors "are encouraged by improvement in his condition" and "an excellent recovery is a good possibility".

Business 79 people presumed dead in London tower block fire
Author: 0 79 people presumed dead in London tower block fire

Detectives investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower in London say new footage of the gutted building's burned-out interior shows just how hard the task of finding and identifying bodies is proving to be. "My understanding is that the cladding that was reported wasn't in accordance with United Kingdom building regulations", Hands told Sky News. "We need to find out precisely what cladding was used and how it was attached".

Author: 0 HBC shareholder pushes company to sell real estate, consider privatization

Shares of retailers and other consumer-services companies rose as traders bet there would be more merger activity in the sector. "By stripping the real estate value out of HBC , can they survive on their own as a retail operation in a very tough market right now?" Shares peaked just shy of C$30 two years ago but investors have since complained the value of its real estate holdings are not reflected in the price of its stock, which has a market capitalization of C$1.6 billion ($1.21 ...

Business Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance
Author: 0 Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance

Twenty of SpiceJet's provisional order for 40 MAX 10s were conversions from an existing order for other 737 models. Boeing is announcing plans for a new, longer version of its 737 Max jet at the Paris Air Show in hopes of boosting orders for the single-aisle plane in its race with European rival Airbus .

Author: 0 Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

Detainers are lodged on people arrested on criminal charges who are believed to have either entered the country illegally or violated the terms of their legal status. Ibrahim said the girl who saw Hassanen fall down, did not know if she tripped or if the suspect hit her with the bat. Hassanen's death was the result of a frightful crime, and many people have spoken out on this tragedy during Ramadan .

Author: 0 Fed's Dudley: Wages, Inflation Should Pick Up

Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,250.4 an ounce at 1152 GMT, up from an earlier $1,248.63, its lowest since May 24. The New Zealand dollar has fallen as investors latched on to New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley's expectations for USA inflation to rise, keeping alive projections for higher U.S.

Author: 0 President Trump Reveals He Is Being Investigated

The statement followed several stories in the past few days in The Washington Post and New York Times quoting unnamed sources on the direction of the probe, now in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller III. The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly. "I would put that Rosenstein statement more in the "giving Trump enough rope" bucket than in the "succumbing to pressure" bucket", ...

Author: 0 What Trump's Air Traffic Control Decision Really Means

Trump wants to turn the air traffic control system into a modernized non-profit organization that operates on fees paid by airlines and others that use US airspace, instead of taxes. LoBiondo has held six hearings so far on this year's FAA reauthorization bill. Shuster wanted to end a tax on airline tickets that's used to pay controllers.

Business FTC seeks to block merger of FanDuel and DraftKings
Author: 0 FTC seeks to block merger of FanDuel and DraftKings

The Federal Trade Commission plans to file a federal lawsuit to block DraftKings' merger with its NY competitor FanDuel , the USA agency announced on Monday. They reached a merger agreement previous year with the scheduled date for the merger to complete coming up, but the fate of the two operators lies in the hands of the Federal Trade Commission.

Business Meal-kit service Blue Apron seeks $3.2 bln valuation in IPO
Author: 0 Meal-kit service Blue Apron seeks $3.2 bln valuation in IPO

It was valued at as much as $2 billion in a June 2015 private fundraising round. As well as winning customers from meal-kit companies like HelloFresh AG and Sun Basket, Blue Apron must also face up to publicly listed giants like Amazon. And stocks of food makers Conagra, Kraft Heinz and Campbell Soup, among others, also fell as investors anxious that Amazon may try to pressure these companies to sell their products for lower prices.

Business Baby born on Jet Airways plane bags free air tickets for life
Author: 0 Baby born on Jet Airways plane bags free air tickets for life

The passenger and her newborn son were taken to a hospital upon landing. Both mom and baby are doing well, Mashable reported. In fact, as the Independent noted, five other infants were born on commercial flights in the past year. Not so for a baby born on Libyan airline Buraq Air, awarded free flights for life past year. " The Boeing 737 with 162 guests was diverted to Mumbai as one of the guests went into premature labour", said an official statement from the airline.

Author: 0 Theresa May to 'reflect' after losing majority in Parliament

The gamble failed, with the Conservative party losing its strong polling lead over the course of the campaign. Granted, the Tories still have the most seats, but in the United Kingdom that doesn't mean much without actually reaching a majority.

Author: 0 Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again

With 48 laps remaining Ryan Sieg spun-out on the track , bringing out the caution flag . As the season closes in on its halfway mark, Larson leads the overflowing crop of young drivers in the points standings. Fast facts: For the second week in a row, the trucks will race at a separate track from their NASCAR counterparts. This week's "well, that sucks" award goes to Danica Patrick , who finished dead last on Sunday just because her auto was the one that ran out of room.

Business Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar
Author: 0 Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar

Whole Foods , which had sales of $15.7 billion past year, owns 431 stores across the USA, and Amazon will use that infrastructure of locations, the grocer's knowledge and data, along with its elevated brand status, as a foundation for expanding its fresh-food delivery business.