Russia begins massive Ukraine war call-up, spurring some men to flee By Reuters

5/5 © Reuters. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is pictured on a video screen as he delivers a recorded address to the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar 2/5 By Pavel Polityuk and Michelle Nichols KYIV/NEW YORK (Reuters) -Russia pushed ahead … Read more

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: Crypto is a ‘decentralized Ponzi scheme’

Cryptocurrencies are dangerous “Ponzi schemes” that put billions of dollars at risk every year, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon declared in a scathing review of the volatile digital assets. In congressional testimony on Wednesday, Dimon referred to himself as “a major skeptic” on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. “They are decentralized Ponzi schemes, and the notion that’s good … Read more

Accenture, Darden Restaurants, home builders

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Accenture (ACN) – The consulting firm reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, but gave a weaker-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter. Accenture pointed to IT spending cuts by corporate customers and a negative impact from the stronger dollar. Nonetheless, Accenture gained 1% in premarket … Read more

Talking Biz News Today – Sept. 22, 2022

Some of Thursday’s top business news stories: The Associated Press Powell’s stark message: Inflation fight may cause recession, by Christopher Rugaber UK businesses laud energy relief, but costs still a struggle, by Kelvin Chan CNN Home sales dropped 20% in August from a year ago, by Anna Bahney The historic streak of falling US gas … Read more

American Airlines to Enhance Long-Haul Premium Class

Upon the delivery of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, expected in 2024, American Airlines plans to unveil a refurbished long-haul premium-class offering, featuring additional Premium Economy seats and seats with privacy doors, the carrier announced Tuesday. The Flagship Suite seats also are set to feature a chaise lounge seating option and additional storage space, according to … Read more

Microsoft Office 365 Phishing Operation Impersonates U.S. Agencies 

The baits and documents in a persistent phishing campaign that targets U.S. government contractors have grown significantly. Attackers are currently asking for bids on lucrative government projects and sending the recipients to phishing sites that imitate official federal agency portals. The communications now employ a number of tricks, such as enhanced phishing web page behavior … Read more

Manila court junks petition to declare communists as terrorists

FILIPINO communist rebels painted their face to hide their identities during the celebration of the 42nd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on Dec. 26, 2010. — REUTERS A MANILA trial court has rejected the government’s plea to declare communist organizations in the Philippines as terrorist groups. In a 135-page resolution dated … Read more

Kenyans without biometric passports to be barred from travelling in December

Economy Kenyans without biometric passports to be barred from travelling in December Thursday September 22 2022 The new Kenyan biometric passport. FILE PHOTO | NMG Kenyans with old passports have until November to acquire the new biometric digital ones, Immigration Director General Alexander Muteshi said Thursday. Travellers who will not have changed their passports by … Read more