Cell phone carriers offer free calls and data for customers in path of Harvey – KTRK-TV


Cell phone carriers offer free calls and data for customers in path of Harvey
we are offering free service – data, text and voice – to all of our postpaid customers in affected areas. Verizon Verizon is offering free service – data, text and voice – to all of its postpaid customers in affected areas. The offer is effective

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Sibanye may raise up to $1.3 billion in equity for Stillwater deal

A sign board is seen near the Sibanye gold mine in WestonariaSibanye Gold Ltd said it might tap shareholders for up to $1.3 billion to partly fund a $2.2 billion takeover of Stillwater Mining Co , the only U.S. miner of platinum and palladium. Sibanye said the consensus outlook for precious metal prices in the near term, particularly in rand terms, was subdued and further sustained rand strength would impact on operating margins in its gold and platinum divisions.

RBC woos three senior financials bankers from Deutsche Bank

Shareholders leave the Royal Bank of Canada's Annual General Meeting in CalgaryRBC Capital Markets has hired three senior Deutsche Bank AG bankers who focus on advising banks, according to an internal memo from the Canadian firm. The hires include Americas head of Deutsche Bank's financial institutions group Venkat Badinehal. Badinehal joined Deutsche Bank in 2009 from Merrill Lynch and has worked on deals including advising BB&T Corp on its $1.8 billion acquisition of National Penn Corp and its $2.5 billion acquisition of Susquehanna Bancshares.

German Inflation Jumps to Fastest Since 2013 on Oil Prices – Bloomberg


German Inflation Jumps to Fastest Since 2013 on Oil Prices
The pace of German inflation more than doubled in December, driven by a surge in oil that is set to mask continued weakness in underlying price pressures in the months ahead. Consumer prices rose 1.7 percent from a year ago, recording the biggest jump …
Inflation prospects, oil surge push up euro zone bond yieldsReuters
Europe's Fate in 2017: Caught Between Low Rates and Populist PoliticsWall Street Journal
German inflation expected to more than double in December, giving boost to…Reuters UK
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Airbnb becomes full-service travel company with new offerings

A man walks past a logo of Airbnb after a news conference in TokyoAirbnb plans to offer guests the opportunity to plan and book every aspect of their trip, from meals to dance classes and dirt biking, marking the most dramatic expansion of the company's home- and apartment-renting service since its founding eight years ago, its CEO said on Thursday. "You immerse and you join the local community," Chesky said. The new services, unveiled during the kickoff of a three-day event hosted by Airbnb in downtown Los Angeles, dovetails with a campaign the company launched earlier this year to encourage travelers to skip the big tourist sites – and hotels – and instead live like locals when abroad.

Union rejects Lufthansa’s Eurowings arbitration offer

People line up behind a barrier tape of Lufthansa's budget airlines Eurowings during a 24-hour strike over pay and working conditions at Cologne-Bonn airportCabin crew trade union UFO has rejected an offer to mediate a dispute over pay and conditions with Lufthansa's budget flights unit Eurowings, Lufthansa said on Sunday, raising the probability of strike action. "It is more obvious than ever that the union does not want to find a solution," Eurowings human resources director Joerg Beissel said in a statement. Eurowings put forward a new offer last week that includes an average pay increase of around 7 percent.

China detains staff from Australia’s Crown for ‘gambling crimes’

The Crown Casino complex is pictured in MelbourneSYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Australian casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd said on Monday China had detained 18 of its employees including three Australians, sending gaming stocks tumbling on concerns about their strategy for luring Chinese gamblers. The Sydney-listed company, 53 percent-owned by billionaire James Packer, said it had not made contact with its employees, including Australia-based head of international VIP gambling Jason O'Connor, and was not aware why they had been detained. Australia consular officials in Shanghai were making arrangements to visit the Australians to offer assistance, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said, without specifying when the meetings would take place.

3D-printed earring baskets catch your falling AirPods

3D-printed earring baskets catch your falling AirPods3D-print away fear of losing your pricey Apple AirPods with a pair of earrings that act like little catcher's mitts.

Robots forced to head bang, but it’s for their own good

Robots forced to head bang, but it's for their own goodDon't blame it on the sunshine, the moonlight or the good times. Blame it on the actuators.