Daily Intel

Apple issues security warning for iCloud
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. [...] several news...
Oct 22, 2014 | 1:22 PM
New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans
Both banks and borrowers stand to benefit from the new financial rules unveiled Tuesday by six federal agencies to revamp mortgage standards.
Oct 22, 2014 | 1:22 PM
T-Mobile, FTC in settlement talks over phone charges
T-Mobile improperly profited from subscriptions to content such as celebrity gossip and horoscopes, the FTC said . Both sides asked for the lawsuit to be put on hold for 90 days while they work out a deal, according to papers filed Monday in Seattle...
Oct 22, 2014 | 1:22 PM
Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent
Robust demand for commercial jets and an increased pace of production helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent from the same period last year.
Oct 22, 2014 | 12:22 PM
Insurer considers Ebola exclusion in some policies
The Swiss company said Tuesday that it is making the decision on a "case by case" basis for new and renewal policies under its global casualty unit, which offers coverage for U.S.-based companies and organizations that travel or have operations...
Oct 22, 2014 | 12:22 PM
Third Point urges Amgen to consider breakup
According to FactSet, Third Point already owned about 450,000 Amgen shares, a stake worth roughly $64.8 million. [...] Point said Amgen Inc., which makes a range of drugs for arthritis, anemia and other diseases, is not given enough credit for its...
Oct 22, 2014 | 12:22 PM
FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist
Soltani was a staff technologist for the FTC in 2010 and 2011, worked for the computer security company Sophos and has written about privacy vulnerabilities in consumer technology products on his own blog. The FTC has shown a growing interest in...
Oct 22, 2014 | 11:22 AM
McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide
To offer greater customization, he also said the company planned to expand its "Create Your Taste" offering that lets people pick the buns and toppings they want on burgers by tapping a touchscreen. The remarks came after McDonald's said sales at...
Oct 22, 2014 | 10:22 AM
Jury rules against Texas company in guardrail case
A whistleblower charged that the company changed the design of caps at each end of the guardrails a decade ago that made them more dangerous, then failed to properly test the units or tell government transportation officials about the change for...
Oct 22, 2014 | 10:22 AM
AbbVie scraps $52B Shire deal after U.S. tax changes
The scrapped $52 billion deal between drugmakers AbbVie and Shire is the largest casualty yet of rules announced last month by the U.S. Treasury Department to make tax-inversion deals more difficult.
Oct 22, 2014 | 9:22 AM