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New research shows huge US economic footprint in strategic region

newsweek.com The U.S. economic footprint in the Indo-Pacific area has increased significantly in recent years, as Washington seeks to counter China's growing influence in the region.…

New Zealand Drama ‘My Life Is Murder’ Sees Brand New Season Widely Pre-Sold by DCD Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com U.K.-based distributor DCD Rights has pre-sold the fourth season of New Zealand’s mystery drama “My Life Is Murder” to a raft of territories ahead of its Feb. 27 official…

Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia 02/27/2024

youtube.com Haidi Stroud-Watts in Sydney and Annabelle Droulers in Hong Kong drive to the Asia, Australia and New Zealand market opens ...

McBride Sisters Discuss How to Break Into the Wine Industry

entrepreneur.com Andréa and Robin McBride followed their shared love of wine into business — but it hasn't always been easy. "When we started [McBride Sisters Collection], we were young, we…

Russian hackers shift to cloud attacks, US and allies warn

bleepingcomputer.com Members of the Five Eyes (FVEY) intelligence alliance warned today that APT29 Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) hackers are now switching to attacks targeting their…

"A Spectre Is Haunting Markets": There Is Good Chance We Are Now In The Policy Error Zone

zerohedge.com "A Spectre Is Haunting Markets": There Is Good Chance We Are Now In The Policy Error Zone By Benjamin Picton of Rabobank A spectre is haunting markets – the spectre of…

‘Catch Me a Killer,’ with ‘Game of Thrones’’ Charlotte Hope, Sells Widely as Abacus Media Rights Rolls Out Its Crime Drama Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com Underscoring the enduring popularity of crime drama, Abacus Media Rights (AMR), an Amcomri Entertainment company, has announced a slew of sales on two titles, led by Showmax…

Giant shark takes whale's "whole head off" in "lightning" attack

newsweek.com A shark has leapt from the water and bit off the head of a stranded whale in New Zealand while a beachgoer was trying to send it back out to sea. A mother pygmy sperm whale…

NFI subsidiary Alexander Dennis' next-gen Enviro400EV confirmed as the most efficient battery-electric double-decker tested via Zemo in the UK

benzinga.com LARBERT, United Kingdom, Feb. 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NFINFYEFNFI NFI Group Inc. (NFI or the Company), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in…

Charges for loo roll, none for caviar: strange quirks of the UK’s VAT rules

theguardian.com Is a mini poppadom a crisp? Is a Jaffa Cake a biscuit? Is a flapjack confectionery? These are all questions tax officials in the UK have had to wrestle with in the 51 years…

Berlin Competition Title ‘La Cocina,’ Starring Rooney Mara, Sells Nearly Worldwide for HanWay (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com “La Cocina,” the Rooney Mara-starring drama that recently bowed in competition at the Berlinale, has been acquired for most international territories. HanWay Films has…

‘Bluey’ Special ‘The Sign’ Sets Premiere Date On Disney+

deadline.com Award-winning kids’ show Bluey will be back in April with a fresh episode and its first-ever special which will also mark the series’ first global rollout. Disney Branded…

Dollar gains ground in busy data week, US inflation in focus

investing.com The dollar was on the front foot on Monday ahead of a packed week filled with key economic releases that will provide further clues on the global interest rate outlook, with…

Cars powered by woodchips: Biographite makes EV batteries sustainable

euronews.com The material is manufactured in the EU and US, reducing dependence on Chinese supplies of graphite. A company in New Zealand is turning discarded woodchips into synthetic…

Beatles to get a Fab Four of biopics, with a movie each for Paul, John, George and Ringo

abcnews.go.com The Beatles are getting the big-screen biopic treatment in a Fab Four of movies that will give each band member their own film Beatles to get a Fab Four of biopics, with a…

Opinion: Having immigrant engineers and physicians driving Ubers is a national disgrace

theglobeandmail.com Claudia Hepburn is the chief executive of Windmill Microlending, a national charity that offers affordable loans to immigrants. Canada attracts a wealth of internationally…

US and UK strike Houthi targets in Yemen after shipping hit in Red Sea

euronews.com The US and UK said they hit 18 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, after a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group. According to US officials, American and…

Battle for the Red Sea expands with U.S. strikes, EU stepping up its efforts against Houthis

cnbc.com The battle for the freedom of navigation in the Red Sea has expanded with the entrance of a European Commission naval defense effort in the past week, and more U.S. and…

Take a tour of this futuristic spinning glass house that just hit the market in New Zealand for $665,000

businessinsider.com An exterior view of 179 Maraetai Road, Auckland, New Zealand, illuminated in early evening. Sotheby's International Realty A unique, glass-walled spinning house is on the…

US, British forces carry out more strikes against Houthis in Yemen

investing.com U.S. and British forces carried out strikes against more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, officials said, the latest round of military action against the…

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

abcnews.go.com US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen on…

U.S. and U.K. launch fourth round of airstrikes against Houthis in Yemen

axios.com The U.S. and U.K. on Saturday conducted another round of airstrikes against military targets controlled by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, both countries' defense…

‘Scandals and secrets’: On board the world’s most exclusive private residential ship

cnn.com It’s a floating city exclusively home to the 1%, a playground for multimillionaires and billionaires that circumnavigates the world’s oceans. Welcome to The World, an…

Biblical Critical Theory Is Not Biblical. It’s Watered-Down Marxism

mises.org Christianity Today magazine, founded by Billy Graham, chose Christopher Watkin’s book, Biblical Critical Theory: How the Bible’s Unfolding Story Makes Sense of Modern Life…

Countries With the Most Women in Military Service

247wallst.com Currently, Denmark allows women to serve in its military on a voluntary basis only, while men are obligated to enlist for a minimum of four months. However, Denmark’s…

How are Russian businesses doing two years into the Ukraine conflict?

euronews.com On the two year anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine war, Euronews Business looks at how Russian businesses have done in the face of various international sanctions. 24…

‘Incredible failure’: KPMG rejects claims it assessed ‘the wrong company’ before $423m payment to Paladin

theguardian.com Consultancy firm KPMG Australia has rejected claims it conducted due diligence on “the wrong company” before the federal government gave nearly half a billion dollars to a…

Former President Donald Trump's New York State Civil Fraud Verdict

reason.com Orin Kerr has published a thought-provoking response to my post several days ago critiquing the New York State $450 million civil fraud verdict against Donald Trump. Orin…

Meta Expands Instagram Creator Marketplace Access, Tests AI Recommendations

mediapost.com In an effort to facilitate more creator-brand campaign partnerships, Meta has decided to expand Instagram’s Creator Marketplace tool to eight new markets, including Canada,…

Protein Hydrolysates Market Will Hit Big Revenues in Future

benzinga.com Chicago, Feb. 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The protein hydrolysates market refers to the commercial landscape involving the production, distribution, and sale of protein…

Roman Polanski, Stanley Kubrick, Ernst Lubitsch Restored Classics to Unspool at Hong Kong Film Festival

variety.com Restored classic films from Ernst Lubitsch, Stanley Kubrick and Roman Polanski are among eight older titles set to play at next month’s Hong Kong International Film…

Pearl Jam Expands Australian Stadium Tour Following ‘Overwhelming Response’

billboard.com More Australians will get the chance to see Pearl Jam’s swing Down Under later this year, their first in these parts for a decade. Just 10 days after the rock legends…

Which Country Owns The Most Vehicles Per Capita?

zerohedge.com Which Country Owns The Most Vehicles Per Capita? In 2020, there were 289 million vehicles in use in America, or about 18% of the global total. With one of the largest car…

Danielle Brooks Teases Singing With Jack Black in ‘Minecraft’ Movie and Reveals Funny ‘Color Purple’ Group Text Name

variety.com Danielle Brooks is tired. For a very good reason. She’s in Los Angeles for the SAG Awards after a 13-hour flight from New Zealand, where she’s spent the last month shooting…

Companies testing 4-day workweek to fight growing labour crisis in Germany

financialpost.com Germany’s struggle to revive its sluggish economy is about to take an experimental turn as a host of companies test out the merits of working less. We apologize, but this…

Instagram Expands Creator Marketplace, Adds Machine Learning-Based Recommendations

pymnts.com Instagram is making it easier for brands and creators to collaborate on the platform, with the expansion of its creator marketplace to eight new markets. Since 2022, when…

Powerful solar flare causes radio blackout over western US

newsweek.com A powerful X-class solar flare hit Earth yesterday, causing radio blackouts over the U.S. West Coast and much of the Pacific Ocean. The solar flare was spat out by a sunspot…

The Airbus A340 airplane was built to rule long-haul travel. Now it’s vanishing from the skies

aol.com While the A380 superjumbo is enjoying a steady resurgence after having been on the brink of retirement during the pandemic, its older sibling – another four-engined aircraft…

The Fed's "Solution" To The Mess It Created: It Will Tighten And Loosen At The Same Time

zerohedge.com The Fed's "Solution" To The Mess It Created: It Will Tighten And Loosen At The Same Time By Michael Every of Rabobank So, the Nvidia earnings came and went, with talk of the…

TikTok launches its ‘Add to Music app’ feature available in over 160 countries

techcrunch.com TikTok launches its ‘Add to Music app’ feature available in over 160 countries TikTok announced today that it is launching its “Add to Music app” feature, which lets users…

Dollar dips as rally peters out, most PMI data adds to market optimism

investing.com LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -The dollar fell on Thursday as share markets hitting record highs drove optimism across asset classes and traders digested a slew of largely…

Colorado town’s police’s 32-hour workweek — for 40-hour pay

siliconvalley.com It might seem counterintuitive that reducing an employee’s time on the clock by eight hours per week, while keeping their pay the same, will boost productivity — and cause…

A year after the world's biggest 4-day week trial wrapped, the vast majority of companies have kept it in place

businessinsider.com Work-life balance improved under the 2022 study, researchers say. Stock image. Oscar Wong/Getty Images A year after the world's largest 4-day workweek trial ended, most…

Element Fleet Management Announces New Leasing Hub in Dublin

benzinga.com TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Element Fleet Management Corp. EFN ("Element" or the "Company"), the largest publicly traded, pure-play automotive fleet manager…

China's hacking and spying revealed in bombshell leak

newsweek.com A trove of documents leaked by an anonymous source reveals Beijing's wide-ranging hacking operations and its priorities in its global push to shape the global information…

Are rate increases unthinkable?

themoneyillusion.com Bloomberg says that some pundits are beginning to contemplate the possibility that the Fed’s next move might be up, not down: Summers, a Harvard University professor and…

Instagram launches its marketplace tool to connect brands with creators for paid partnerships or ads in eight new countries, including India, Japan, and the UK

techcrunch.com Instagram said today that it is expanding its marketplace tool to connect brands with creators for paid partnerships or ads in eight new countries. The new markets that will…

Foot Locker announces plan to close 400 stores by 2026

abcnews.go.com Foot Locker plans to close 400 stores in North America by 2026 as it rebrands part of its business, the company announced Monday. The company plans to close many…

'Space junk' unicorn backed by Japanese billionaire wants to clear the skies for Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

fortune.com For more than a decade, an abandoned piece of a Japanese rocket has been speeding uncontrolled around Earth, at risk of colliding with active satellites and causing havoc in…

Tinder makes a major change that tackles a top complaint from users

thestreet.com The days of catfishing may soon be over on Tinder, or at least much harder to do as the online dating app is taking a step in tackling the deceptive practice that has…

Helping Canadian creative businesses and organizations achieve financial success on the world stage

benzinga.com The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, meets with Creative Export Canada-funded Israella Kobla fashion design house. TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2024 /CNW/ -…

Danielle Brooks Has an Oscar Nomination. So Why Is She in Mourning?

nytimes.com Was it an interview or an unburdening? As she wiped away tears, Danielle Brooks confessed she couldn’t tell the difference. “New York Times therapy session, you got me…

Dan Wootton police investigations dropped, says presenter

pressgazette.co.uk Suspended GB News presenter Dan Wootton has said he is no longer under investigation by two police forces, who will take no further action after criminal investigations into…

Dan Wootton says he has been ‘completely cleared’ by police

pressgazette.co.uk Suspended GB News presenter Dan Wootton said he has been cleared by two police forces which will take no further action after criminal investigations into him. The New…

New species of "unique" prehistoric dolphin discovered

newsweek.com A new species of ancient dolphin has been discovered, and it may have had a strange and terrifying way of capturing its prey. The fossilized creature, named Aureia rerehua,…

"Kiwi, Kiwi, Kiwi! Oy, Oy, Oy!" This Is The Most Important Thing To Focus On Right Now

zerohedge.com "Kiwi, Kiwi, Kiwi! Oy, Oy, Oy!" This Is The Most Important Thing To Focus On Right Now By Michael Every of Rabobank Kiwi, Kiwi, Kiwi! Oy, Oy, Oy! Mr Market has many things…

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