Biden wants to cut U.S. credit card fees and app fees

Biden wants to cut U.S. credit card fees and app fees

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – The White House unveiled new efforts on Wednesday to reduce late credit card charges and reduce the prices charged by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) in charge for mobile app stores. The move is part of a larger policy to promote competition in consumer markets, officials … Read more

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

The reform would raise the retirement age to 64 Schools, transportation networks, refinery supplies are affected Macron: Reform vital to ensure the viability of the pension system SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Striking workers disrupted deliveries to French refineries, public transport and schools on Tuesday during a second day of nationwide protests over President … Read more

New Zealand charges costs of flooding in Auckland, more rain forecast

New Zealand charges costs of flooding in Auckland, more rain forecast

WELLINGTON, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Flood-ravaged Auckland is expected to receive more heavy rain in the coming days, authorities in New Zealand’s largest city said Monday, as insurers calculated the cost of what is likely to be the costliest weather of all time. the country will be event ever. Four people were killed in flash … Read more

Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepares for its final departure

Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepares for its final departure

Last 747 freighter delivered to Atlas Air Ends more than five decades of commercial output Nearly bankrupted Boeing before it became a cash cow Easy to fly, says rock star pilot Bruce Dickinson SEATTLE/PARIS, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – Boeing’s (BA.N) 747, the original and arguably most aesthetically pleasing “Jumbo Jet”, revolutionized air travel but saw … Read more

New Zealand ravaged by flash floods and landslides for third day

New Zealand ravaged by flash floods and landslides for third day

Jan 29 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s death toll from heavy rains rose to four on Sunday as flash flooding and landslides continued for a third day in the North Island. Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, battered since Friday, remained under a state of emergency. The country’s weather forecaster, MetService, warned of more severe weather for … Read more

British regional airline Flybe ceases trading, cancels all flights

British regional airline Flybe ceases trading, cancels all flights

Collapse for the second time in three years 276 employees laid off by administrators About 75,000 customers had future bookings Hurt by delayed aircraft delivery Rivals see increasing demand LONDON, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – British regional airline Flybe on Saturday suspended operations for the second time in three years, canceling all flights and laying off … Read more