The UK just had a major market scare. Now it wants to relax financial rules

London CNN — Just two months after UK markets endured the worst collapse since the global financial crisis, the UK government is promising a major easing of financial regulations in a bid to prop up the country’s banking and insurance sectors against growing competition from cities like Amsterdam and Paris. The UK Treasury on Friday … Read more

Wawa will open stores in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky within three years

Wawa’s aggressive expansion in the US will move west with plans to open convenience stores in three more states — Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky — sometime after 2025. Headquartered in Delaware County, the company is the largest private company in the state and is ranked 24th on Forbes’ list of the largest private companies in … Read more

FTC is suing Microsoft to acquire Activision

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ONE Subiaco: The suburb’s tallest condominium development is reaching completion

Ocean views to Rottnest Island are now offered in Subiaco, with the suburb’s tallest high-rise officially nearing completion. While the inner-city suburb was never known for its ocean or river views, Blackburne’s ONE Subiaco apartment complex, towering above every other building in the area, offers panoramic vistas across the ocean to Rottnest, Perth’s skyline, the … Read more

These two new Google Chrome features help extend battery life and speed up computer performance

I currently have 47 tabs open in Google Chrome. If you are like me, you want to hear about a new update. In the coming weeks, Google will roll out two Chrome performance settings to save memory and battery power. The update is available for Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS desktop users with the release of … Read more

5G short-term outlook in Southeast Asia remains ‘bleak’

5G is in a nascent stage in Southeast Asia, despite acceleration efforts. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images The partnership between Tech Mahindra and Axiata Group Berhad could help accelerate 5G in Southeast Asia, but the near-term outlook for the industry is “bleak,” Fitch Solutions said in a country risk and industry research report. … Read more

FedEx driver charged in death of 7-year-old Athena Strand delivered her Christmas present before kidnapping her, says mother

CNN — The FedEx driver accused of kidnapping and murdering 7-year-old Athena Strand delivered her Christmas present — Barbie dolls — before the girl disappeared, her mother said Thursday. Maitlyn Gandy called for stricter screening policies for delivery drivers at a press conference. On an easel beside her was the package, a box of “You … Read more

Star Qld was fined a record $100 million

Controversial casino operator Star Entertainment has been slapped with a $100 million fine for compliance violations in Queensland. State Attorney General Shannon Fentiman said the record fine sends a clear and strong message that unlawful and criminal behavior will not be tolerated in casinos. She said Nick Weeks had been appointed as a special manager … Read more