A senior eurozone figure says it’s ‘impossible’ to work with Greece and they’ll miss their deadline for a deal


Greece's bailout negotiations resume again today, and the outlook is no better. According to Süddeutsche Zeitung, one of Germany's biggest newspapers, a senior eurozone official told them that it is "simply impossible" to work with the Greek government.  According to the report the mood in Europe's institutions is between "frustration and resignation," and the official suggests that there will be no deal by the time European finance ministers meet for the Eurogroup Summit on April 24, Read more [...]

Comcast fights hometown, says report on poor customer service “inaccurate”


The City of Philadelphia yesterday released a 571-page report assessing Comcast's service, and the cable company is not taking the report's criticism lying down. "We appreciate some of the positive conclusions in the consultant’s report, but overall believe many of the findings are inaccurate, over-stated, or misleading, and we will deliver comprehensive proof of those facts to the City," Comcast executives LeAnn Talbot and David Cohen wrote in a post titled, "A Philadelphia Love Story." Comcast's Read more [...]

Election 2015: Miliband says keeping non-dom tax status ‘cannot be justified’ – live


Farage predicts he will win South Thanet seatFresh polling finds Ukip falling behind in marginal seatsSturgeon: vote for SNP is not vote for second independence referendumLabour leader rejects claim old Balls interview undermines non-dom pledgeVideo shows Balls saying scrapping non-doms would ‘cost Britain money’ Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Al-Qaida benefiting from chaos of Yemen fighting, defense secretary says


An al-Qaida affiliate that intends to attack the U.S. and its allies is making “gains on the ground” amid the rebellion in Yemen, according to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The group, known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP, has capitalized on the collapse of Yemen’s government and is among several “warring parties” jostling for control of the impoverished country, Carter told reporters Wednesday in Tokyo. “AQAP is a group that we’re very concerned about,” Carter said. Read more [...]

Sound Policies Needed To Continue North American Energy Revolution, says ExxonMobil CEO


Dateline City: WASHINGTON WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. government needs to adjust its energy policies to ensure that America can realize all the benefits of the new era of energy abundance, Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) said Thursday. “We need sound energy policies – policies equal to the innovation that has redefined the modern Read more [...]

Ellen Pao says she tried “to bring Kleiner Perkins to the right path”


SAN FRANCISCO—”I had gone through every possible internal process that I thought I could go through,” former Kleiner Perkins junior partner Ellen Pao told the jury in her second day of testimony on Tuesday. Pao sued her former employer in 2012 for gender discrimination, and after three years Pao is finally offering additional details about how she experienced her final years at Kleiner Perkins, a top-rated Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Yesterday Pao, who is currently the interim CEO Read more [...]

Is the dress white and gold or black and blue? Photoshop says ‘both’


Social media is going crazy over a dress that might be black and blue or white and gold.  The dress first appeared on Tumblr with the caption, "guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the f**k out." Here is the dress. In short, some people see a dress that is blue and black, some see a dress that is white and gold, and some see one combination and later see another. According to one poll on Buzzfeed, 74% see Read more [...]