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Family of suicide bombers attacks 3 churches in Indonesia, killing 7, police say
The attackers included two daughters aged 9 and 12 years old, said Head Gen. Tito Karnavian, the country's highest-ranking police official. Earlier reports indicated at least 10 people died in the Sunday morning attacks, but Karnavian said during a news conference that seven victims were killed. Forty-one people, including two police officers, were hospitalized with injuries, police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said previously. The six bombers also died, Karnavian said.…
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Starbucks’ Howard Schultz: Our bathrooms are open to anyone who needs them
Starbucks bathrooms are now open to anyone who wants to use them, whether they're a paying customer or not. Chairman Howard Schultz announced the new policy on Thursday following the uproar over the way two black men were treated at a Starbucks (SBUX) in Philadelphia last month. The men asked to use the bathroom, but an employee told them it was only for paying customers. When they then sat in…
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JPMorgan wants to get back into China
America's biggest bank is taking another shot at China's huge financial markets. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) is seeking approval from the Chinese government to launch a new brokerage in the world's second biggest economy, just weeks after Beijing relaxed restrictions on foreign ownership of financial companies. This will be the second attempt by the Wall Street giant to gain a serious foothold in China. In late 2016, it pulled out of…
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Whistleblower ‘mistakes’ cost Barclays CEO $1.5 million
Barclays CEO Jes Staley is counting the cost of attempting to identify a whistleblower in 2016. UK financial regulators announced Friday that Staley had been fined £642,430 ($870,000) after he "failed to act with due skill, care and diligence." In addition, Barclays said it would claw back £500,000 ($680,000) of Staley's 2016 pay over the incident. The CEO made £4.2 million ($5.7 million) that year, including bonus, benefits and pension…
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These companies are getting killed by GDPR
Europe's new data protection law is coming into effect on May 25. For some companies, that means closing up shop. The cost of complying with the new law has already forced an online game producer, a small social network and a mobile marketing firm to close key businesses or shut down entirely. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to any organization that holds or uses data on people…
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Family of suicide bombers attacks 3 churches in Indonesia, killing 7, police say
The attackers included two daughters aged 9 and 12 years old, said Head Gen. Tito Karnavian, the country's highest-ranking police official. Earlier reports indicated at least 10 people died in the Sunday morning attacks, but Karnavian said during a news conference that seven victims were killed. Forty-one people, including two police officers, were hospitalized with injuries, police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera said previously. The six bombers also died, Karnavian said.…
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President Trump says he’s working with China to save ZTE
President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday that he's working to give China's ZTE "a way to get back into business, fast." Jobs in China are at risk, he said. ZTE, a smartphone and telecom equipment maker that does business around the world, announced last week that it has halted its main operations after the Trump administration banned American companies from selling it vital components. Now, Trump says he's…
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American Bishop Michael Curry will preach at the royal wedding
Kensington Palace announced Saturday in a tweet that the Most Rev. Michael Curry, the head of the Episcopal Church, will be part of the nuptials at Windsor Castle. "The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness," Curry, the church's presiding bishop, said in a statement. "And so we…
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Buckingham Palace shares image of Queen’s official consent for Prince Harry’s marriage
Markle and the prince plan to marry next Saturday in St. George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, about 20 miles (32 km) west of central London. Known as the "Instrument of Consent," the document in which the Queen officially recognizes the marriage is "hand-written and illuminated on vellum by one of a panel of scrivener artists retained by the Crown Office," according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.…