Fed Raises Rates, Boosts Outlook for Borrowing Costs in 2017 – Bloomberg

Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates for the first time this year and forecast a steeper path for borrowing costs in 2017, saying inflation expectations have increased “considerably” and suggesting the labor market is tightening. The Federal Open Market Committee cited “realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation” in increasing its benchmark rate a […]

Amazon Expands Reach of Global Video Streaming – Wall Street Journal

Amazon.com Inc. is broadening the reach of its video-streaming services around the world as it looks to go head-to-head with streaming juggernaut Netflix Inc. The e-commerce giant said Wednesday it had expanded its Amazon Prime Video service to more than… Amazon Expands Reach of Global Video Streaming – Wall Street Journal

Why I Hate Thursday Night Football – The Players Tribune

Why I Hate Thursday Night Football – The Players Tribune

Welcome to Tuesdays with Richard on Thursdays, a weekly series featuring Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. Throughout the 2016 season, Richard will provide a unique glance at his life behind-the-scenes and on the field. This week, with the Seahawks playing on Thursday night, Richard bumped his piece up to Wednesday. “Poopfest.” O.K., maybe it wasn’t the most […]

Amazon’s drone delivery launches in the UK – The Verge

Amazon’s drone delivery launches in the UK – The Verge

Amazon is pushing forward with its plans for a drone delivery fleet. Today it announced that it’s begun deliveries to two customers in the UK, and will be expanding that to dozens, possibly hundreds, in the coming months. The service is restricted to small items for now, focusing on delivering packages up to five pounds […]

David Davis on Brexit: UK’s plan still being worked on – BBC News

David Davis on Brexit: UK’s plan still being worked on – BBC News

Image caption Mr Davis answered questions from MPs for two hours The government’s plan for Brexit negotiations will not be published until February at the earliest. Brexit Secretary David Davis told MPs there was a lot of research and policy work to be done before it was ready. Mr Davis said he wanted to be […]

Gambia election crisis: Jammeh risks sanctions, UN envoy says

Gambia election crisis: Jammeh risks sanctions, UN envoy says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Pressure on Mr Jammeh to step down is increasing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will be “strongly sanctioned” if he tries to stay in power, the UN’s regional envoy, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has said. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, along with the US, also urged the Gambian security forces to leave […]

Aleppo battle: Raids on Syria city ‘likely a war crime’ UN says

Aleppo battle: Raids on Syria city ‘likely a war crime’ UN says

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Syrian pro-government forces moved through the Jisr al-Haj neighbourhood on Wednesday The bombing of the last parts of Aleppo held by rebels is probably a war crime, the UN’s human rights chief says. A deal to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from eastern Aleppo has stalled, with heavy shelling […]

Eurozone suspends Greek debt relief plan

Eurozone suspends Greek debt relief plan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A Greek pensioner at a protest against pension cuts in Athens last month Eurozone lenders have suspended their recently agreed debt-relief plan for Greece. The lenders are unhappy that the Greek government plans to spend €617m (£517m) on giving 1.6 million poor state pensioners a pre-Christmas bonus. The European Stability […]