Verizon will temporarily lock phones to its network starting this spring – The Verge

February 12, 2018 wpanews 0

Verizon has historically been one of the best carriers when it comes to selling unlocked phones — every major smartphone it offers comes unlocked out of the box — but that generous policy is changing, according to a report from CNET. Verizon is now set to revert to selling carrier-locked phones in what it claims is an attempt to combat theft. The new policy will roll out in steps. First, Verizon will […] READ MORE

UK Energy firms could get welfare data – BBC News

February 11, 2018 wpanews 0

Details of customers on some state benefits could be handed to UK energy firms so they can give them special rates. The plan, under consideration by the government, is intended as a new approach to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. It would allow power companies to transfer customers to a special tariff set by the regulator, Ofgem. Energy Secretary Greg Clark said the proposal would […] READ MORE

KFC, Taco Bell teaming with Grubhub to start home deliveries

February 11, 2018 wpanews 0

Fast-food company’s pact with Grubhub could give McDonald’s a run for its money in the delivery business Americans will soon have to walk no further than their front door to partake in KFC and Taco Bell. Yum Brands (YUM) — parent of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut — on Thursday announced a deal with food delivery service Grubhub (GRUB) that will lead to deliveries from thousands of locations across the U.S. […] READ MORE

Mini-casino headed for Lawrence County in western Pennsylvania

February 10, 2018 wpanews 0

  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owners of the Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Pocono Mountains have won the rights to build a mini-casino in Lawrence County, on the Ohio border. The family that owns northeastern Pennsylvania’s Mount Airy Casino Resort won the rights Thursday to build a mini-casino on the opposite side of the state along the Ohio border, an area that has tried for years to land […] READ MORE

Apple confirms iPhone source code leak – BBC News

February 9, 2018 wpanews 6

  Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github. Apple typically keeps most of its iOS source code private and ordered Github to remove the content. But it said the leak had not necessarily compromised security. In a statement, the company […] READ MORE

Stocks are setting up for a rebound after Dow plummets 1,000 points, entering correction territory

February 9, 2018 wpanews 0

  U.S. stock index futures were higher ahead of Friday’s open, as investors kept abreast of the volatile trading seen in markets worldwide. In the previous session, U.S. stocks finished deep in the red as higher interest rates continued to weigh on sentiment.  The Dow Jones industrial average finished the session down 1,032.89 points at 23,860.46 — entering correction territory. In addition, investors have been on edge, as developments in the political […] READ MORE | Save some dough today: It’s National Pizza and Bagel Day Friday

February 9, 2018 wpanews 0

Offers can vary by location so call ahead to be on the safe side. Baskin-Robbins: Ice cream pizza? Why not! The ice cream chain is giving free samples of its new Sweetheart Polar Pizza Ice Cream Treat from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at participating locations nationwide. Bearno’s: Find specials at Blaze Pizza: For a limited time, go to to get a buy-one, get-one free coupon code, which you’ll enter […] READ MORE

Amazon launches free, 2-hour Whole Foods deliveries in four cities

February 9, 2018 wpanews 0

  SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon is introducing free, two-hour delivery from Whole Foods stores to its Prime members in neighborhoods of Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach, Va. beginning Thursday. Amazon Prime customers in those cities will be able to order fresh produce, meat, seafood, flowers and most, but not all, items that their local Whole Foods stores stock, said Stephenie Landry, vice president of Prime Now, Amazon Fresh and Amazon Restaurants. […] READ MORE

Harley-Davidson recalls 175,000 motorcycles over brake failure

February 8, 2018 wpanews 0

Over 30 different ABS-equipped Harley-Davidson models are covered in the recall. Apparently, a failure to flush brake fluid in accordance with the recommended two-year maintenance schedule may result in a valve within the ABS hydraulic control unit becoming impaired by deposits. Such deposits could lead to malfunctioning brakes, including failure. According to documents related to the recall filing, owners of affected motorcycles may note that “the front brake lever or rear […] READ MORE

European shares tumble in new sell off – BBC News

February 6, 2018 wpanews 0

  European markets followed Asian markets lower on Tuesday as investors continued to dump shares. London, Frankfurt and Paris all fell sharply at the open with losses of up to 3%, before recovering some ground. In the US overnight the Dow lost 4.6%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed down 4.7%. The sell-off began last week after data in the US showed stronger wage growth, which raised expectations that US interest rates might start […] READ MORE

The Stock Market Just Took a Historic Nosedive—Why?

February 6, 2018 wpanews 0

  DEREK THOMPSON Sudden stock crashes are notoriously difficult to explain. But rising wages and incipient inflation seem to be scaring investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points on Monday. This was the largest nominal decline in the history of the index, and the first time that the Dow has lost more than a thousand points in a single day of trading. This means the Dow […] READ MORE

Humane Society CEO resigns after sexual harassment allegations

February 3, 2018 wpanews 0

  Humane Society of the United States chief executive Wayne Pacelle resigned Friday amid sexual harassment complaints and a backlash by major donors. The announcement of Pacelle’s departure comes one day after the charity’s board voted to retain the chief executive, and two hours after the board chairman dismissed the allegations against him as lacking “credible evidence.” The board named Kitty Block, an attorney who is president of Humane Society’s international […] READ MORE