10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, JPM, TSLA, ZTE, DB, XRX)

Reuters/Morris MacMatzen Here is what you need to know.  The US embassy is opening in Jerusalem. Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and other senior White House officials are in Jerusalem for the opening of the new US embassy, which is expected to take place at 4 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET).  The stock market’s biggest bear […]

ABC Orders to Series Boston Friends Drama A Million Little Things

ABC is counting on A Million Little Things to beef up its slate in the 2018-19 TV season. The Alphabet network on Wednesday gave a series order to the aforementioned drama, which follows a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. “Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and […]

The Channel Islands – Top 10 things you never knew about the shipping hotspot

1. The islands had been deemed not defendable by the British in 1940. Some civilians were given the chance to evacuate to England but around 66,000 residents and some civil servants stayed. 2. Jersey and Guernsey are Crown Dependencies and are not part of the United Kingdom or EU… 3. …but they are within the […]

Facebook gave a gutsy defence of encryption but admitted it helps ‘bad people to do bad things’ (FB)

AP Facebook has defended end-to-end message encryption on WhatsApp and Messenger, despite admitting it helps “bad people do bad things.” The words will be welcomed by those who have concerns about data breaches, but will frustrate law enforcement agencies who believe accessing messages could be key to stopping terror attacks. Facebook said abolishing encryption would […]

Dealmaster: It’s Star Wars Day, so here are some deals on Star Wars things

It’s May the Fourth, which means it’s time for Star Wars fans to celebrate their favorite small independent film series. “Star Wars Day,” as it’s known, may only exist on May 4 because of a cheeky pun—”May the Fourth be with you,” for those who’ve never put two and two together—but for a manufactured holiday […]

5 things we learned from the 2018 English local election results

Getty The 2018 English local election results suggest Labour is failing to make the sort of gains it needs to be on course to form a majority government. The antisemitism scandal has damaged the party in areas with large Jewish populations. “The Labour party should hang its head in shame,” one Labour councillor in Barnet […]