Brunei implements stoning to death under anti-LGBT laws

Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic laws that make anal se* and adultery offences punishable by stoning to death. The new measures, that come into force on Wednesday, also cover a range...

NEARLY 5 MILLION HOMEOWNERS CAN NOW SAVE MONEY ON THEIR MORTGAGES

Key Points With the average rate on the 30-year fixed now close to 4 percent, 4.9 million borrowers could likely qualify for a refinance and reduce their interest rate by at...

ENERGY-RELATED CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSION PROFILES DIFFER DRAMATICALLY FROM STATE TO STATE

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by State, 2005-2016 Texas has more energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than any other state, while Vermont has the least, according to EIA’s recently released Energy-related...

HOW BITCOIN MAY SURGE OFF OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM IPOS LIKE LYFT, UBER

After multiple private funding rounds over half a decade, the San Francisco-headquartered Lyft, the world’s second largest ridesharing startup, took to the Nasdaq on Friday after months of media hype. While...

PAYTOMAT AND COINLOAN HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE TO INVEST IN TOKENS WITHOUT SPENDING CRYPTOCURRENCY

Investing in up-and-coming blockchain startups is now possible without selling your own cryptoassets. CoinLoan lending platform has announced a case on how to acquire tokens while HODLing due to the coming...

SWISS DRUGMAKER NOVARTIS MUST FACE DOCTOR KICKBACK SUIT, U.S. JUDGE RULES

Novartis AG must face a U.S. government lawsuit accusing it of paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to doctors so they would prescribe its drugs, after a federal judge ruled in...

HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE POISED TO SUBPOENA FULL MUELLER REPORT

The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee said it will vote on Wednesday on whether to authorize subpoenas to obtain Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report investigating Russian meddling in the 2016...

HOW DISASTERS, TAX REFORM AFFECTED P/C INSURERS’ PERFORMANCE IN 2018

Mainly due to above-average catastrophe losses, the aggregate financial performance of U.S. publicly traded property/casualty insurers deteriorated slightly in 2018, according to a new A.M. Best special report. The catastrophe losses counteracted...

FROM INSURERS TO TRADERS TO RETAILERS, MORE INDUSTRIES DEPEND ON WEATHER TRACKING

Every uptick in wind speed along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is of enormous interest to Mike Eilts. Eilts, senior vice president for weather at DTN, a Minnesota-based analytics firm, knows that...

AIG NAMES BAICH, FORMERLY WITH WELLS FARGO AND NSA, AS INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER

American International Group announced that Rich Baich will join the company as senior vice president, chief information security officer, effective April 22. In this role, Baich will lead the firm’s global cybersecurity...