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UK regulator says Google not doing enough about scam ads

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S.African regulator working to clarify companies’ rights in pandemic insurance claims

Senator Rubio urges Trump to scrap TikTok-Oracle deal if ByteDance ties remain Marco Rubio and five other Republican senators called on the Trump administration to reject a proposed deal for Oracle Corp to become a "trusted technology provider" for popular social media platform TikTok's U.S. operations, if ties to Chinese owner ByteDance remain. 6:01pm EDT…

‘Slam the Brakes’: Regulator Flags Environment Risk in Markets

“Frequent and devastating” economic shocks brought on by climate change threaten to undermine the stability of the U.S. financial system, according to a first-of-its-kind report from a financial regulator. The watershed document was released yesterday by a climate-focused subcommittee within the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a federal agency that regulates derivatives markets. The CFTC task…

China Drug Regulator Says COVID-19 Vaccines Must Have 50 Percent Efficacy Rate to Be Approved for Use

China's drug regulator has said COVID-19 vaccine candidates must have a 50 percent efficacy rate and be able to provide users with at least six moths' immunity from the virus if they are to be approved in the country.A draft document released by the Chinese Centre for Drug Evaluation (CCDE) laid out the guidelines, stipulating…

U.S. regulator gives banks more freedom to work with individuals with minor rap sheets

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. bank regulator approved a new rule on Friday that will make it easier for banks to hire individuals with minor criminal records, expanding the pool of potential candidates and leveling the playing field for aspiring bank workers. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's new rule aims to reduce…

Housing Regulator Takes Action to Reduce Crunch at Mortgage-Finance Companies

WASHINGTON—The federal agency that oversees the bulk of the U.S. housing market is stepping in to help cash-starved mortgage firms—but it is exacting a price. The firms, including companies like Quicken Loans Inc. and Freedom Mortgage Corp., have been stuck with mortgages they would typically sell, as borrowers suspend payments amid the economy’s pandemic-driven downturn.…

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Australia shares set to open lower; New Zealand edges greater

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a board displaying stock prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray(Reuters) - Australia shares on Monday ended at their lowest since the end of June, dragged lower by the so-called “Big Four” banks and major miners,…

Ginsburg death displaces violence in cities as dominant social media storyline

Ruth Bader Ginsburg-related social media interactions dwarfed all other topics this week — a departure from a run of weeks where, other than the coronavirus, violence in cities was the dominant storyline. The big picture: In just two days, there were 41 million interactions (likes, comments or shares) on stories about the late Supreme Court…

Drifting performance on river in Czech Republic provides convenience from Covid-19 tension

Spectators gathered for a floating concert on the Vltava River in the Czech Republic. Numbers of coronavirus cases have spiked recently in the country, so the concert was a moment of peace in the capital Prague. The Epoque Orchestra performed alongside British violinist Daniel Hope.Sept. 20, 2020

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The Soundtrack for Fargo Season 4 Is a Perfect Match

Season 4 of FX's smash anthology series Fargo, based loosely on Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 classic film of the same name, is primarily centered on a 1950 battle between crime syndicates. Given that setting, the season is full of era-appropriate music, featuring some classic jazz from Duke Ellington and others. We'll track every song…

Here’s What We Know About Season 2 of Utopia

If, a year ago, a television series suggested that somehow the SARS virus was introduced to China by a rogue American scientist—and that covert biological warfare raged between the superpowers—we all might have shrugged it off as good fictional fun. Amazon’s Utopia, based on the British Channel 4 series of the same name, turns epidemiological…

Here’s What Might Have actually Occurred if Darth Vader In Fact Got the Death Star Plans

The book has officially closed on the most recent Star Wars trilogy and the long-running Skywalker Saga, with fan opinion pretty divided on how it all ended. But certain corners of the fandom are still focused on Rogue One, the 2016 prequel to the very first Star Wars movie, and one of the only films…