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CliniComp loses VA-Cerner EHR contract appeal

A federal appeals court on Wednesday tossed CliniComp’s challenge that the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly awarded its $10 billion electronic health records contract to Cerner Corp. by skipping an open, competitive bidding process. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed an earlier rejection of CliniComp’s lawsuit. The company argued last year that it should have been considered to modernize the VA’s VistA health records system, as it was the incumbent EHR contractor. CliniComp…

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WTO head offers to mediate between China and US over trade war | Business

The head of the World Trade Organization has pledged to mediate between the US and China as fears grow that the escalating trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies could lead to a full-scale global trade war. Roberto Azevêdo, the WTO’s director general, said his Geneva-based body had “dedicated itself” to forcing Washington and Beijing into a dialogue. Speaking at an event in Rio de Janeiro, Azevêdo said he was “very concerned” at the prospect of a trade war…

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IBM Global Financing: Quickly offer your clients financing on the go

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Bank of America to pay $30 million ‘manipulation’ penalty: CFTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators ordered Bank of America (BAC.N) on Wednesday to pay a $30 million civil penalty for what it called attempted manipulation of the swaps and derivatives benchmark. FILE PHOTO: A Bank of America logo is seen in New York City, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said in a statement that Bank of America from January 2007 through December 2012 made false reports and attempted to manipulate the U.S. Dollar…

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Far East Group unit to sell HK property , Companies & Markets

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 – 10:36 PM FAR East Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Far East Refrigeration, has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to sell a property in Kowloon, Hong Kong to China Glory Creation for HK$5.36 million (S$937,082). The property consists of an office and a store room with an estimated gross floor area of 876 square feet. Currently vacant, it has a tenure of 75 years, and is renewable for another 75 years. As at June 30, 2018, the carrying amount…

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Danske Bank chief Thomas Borgen quits over money laundering scandal

Danske Bank’s chief executive has resigned after Denmark’s biggest lender acknowledged that about €200bn in questionable money flowed through its small Estonian branch in one of the largest money laundering scandals ever uncovered. The resignation of Thomas Borgen came as Danske unveiled its internal investigation into the scandal, which found that “a series of major deficiencies” in its control and governance system had left its Estonian branch vulnerable to illicit uses by tax shelters, shell companies and a handful of…

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EU wants ‘full picture’ on Amazon data use

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager wants the “full picture” on Amazon’s data use The EU’s competition chief says she is looking into Amazon’s use of data from sellers on its site amid concerns that it might harness it to boost its own retail sales. Margrethe Vestager warned of a potential conflict between the US firm’s role as both a selling platform and a retailer competing for business. However, she said it was “early days”…

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Kenyan president proposes tax hikes on money transfer services

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s president has proposed hiking taxes on mobile payments and other money transfer services, documents sent to parliament this month showed, amid a tussle in government over how to boost revenues without hurting the poor. FILE PHOTO: An employee assists a customer to set-up M-Pesa money transfer servive on his handset inside a mobile phone care centre operated by Kenyan’s telecom operator Safaricom; in the central business district of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya…

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CEO Success Studie | PwC Strategy& Deutschland

Analyse der CEO-Wechsel im deutschsprachigen Raum & global Nach einer stabileren Phase in den letzten beiden Jahren mussten im vergangenen Jahr wieder deutlich mehr CEOs der 300 größten börsennotierten Unternehmen in der DACH-Region ihren Posten räumen. Während die Zahl der Demissionen im internationalen Schnitt mit 370 Fällen konstant blieb, zeigten sich die untersuchten deutschen Unternehmen besonders wechselfreudig: 2017 wurden 24 CEO-Posten neu besetzt, was einem Fünf-Jahres-Rekord entspricht. Die „CEO Success…

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California sues AbbVie for doctor kickbacks, overprescriptions

Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie illegally plied doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world’s best-selling drugs, Humira, despite its potentially deadly complications, a California official said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit by the state’s insurance commissioner accuses the company of a far-reaching kickback scheme that led doctors to write more prescriptions for the drug, tainting their relationship with patients and driving up insurance costs. It’s likely patients were prescribed Humira because of the kickbacks provided…

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EU opens probe into Amazon use of data about merchants

Amazon’s business model is under the spotlight in Europe after the EU’s antitrust watchdog launched a preliminary investigation into how the platform uses data about merchants. The informal probe concerns the ecommerce group’s dual role as a competitor but also host to third-party merchants, which sell goods on Amazon’s websites, Margrethe Vestager, EU competition commissioner, said on Wednesday. The move came on the same day that Brussels ruled that an arrangement between McDonald’s and Luxembourg, which allowed the fast food group…

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UK plans for trade and Irish border need to be reworked, says Tusk | World news

Donald Tusk has said that Theresa May’s Chequers proposals for dealing with the Irish border and future trade relations after Brexit will need to be “reworked and further negotiated” in a sign of how far the UK and EU are from resolving the most fraught issues in the divorce talks. Opening the EU summit in Salzburg, Tusk, the European council president, said the Brexit talks were entering a decisive phase and that “various scenarios” were still possible – a clear…

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Risky Business #513 — The DPRK indictment, BA gets owned, Webauthn issues and more [CORRECTED]

[**PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A CORRECTION**] This edition of the show features Adam Boileau and Patrick Gray discussing the week’s security news: The DPRK indictment and subsequent fall out British Airways gets owned Webauthn hits some roadblocks The latest action from Washington DC Trend Micro has a bad time Tesla pays out for key-fob clone attack Tor browser 0day hits Twitter Much, much more We’ve got a great sponsor interview for you this week – we’ll be joined by Haroon…

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Inflation unexpectedly leaps to six-month high in August

LONDON (Reuters) – British inflation jumped unexpectedly to a six-month high in August, pushed up by bigger-than-usual seasonal increases in sea and air fares and briefly sending sterling above $1.32 for the first time since July. FILE PHOTO: Passengers walk through Heathrow Terminal Three in London, Britain May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall Consumer price inflation rose to an annual rate of 2.7 percent in August from 2.5 percent in July, the Office for National Statistics said – above all forecasts…

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Asiatravel.com Holdings, subsidiary granted moratorium by High Court until Nov 30, Companies & Markets

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 – 8:45 PM THE High Court has granted Asiatravel.com Holdings and its subsidiary a moratorium until Nov 30 this year, the company said in a filing to the Singapore Exchange on Wednesday. As per the Court’s orders, the moratorium will restrain a number of actions until that time, including the passing of a resolution for the winding-up of the companies. Asiatravel had previously said that it, together with subsidiary AT Reservation Network, had on Aug 7 filed applications with…

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Florence Is a Tragedy for Homeowners, Not Insurers

People in the Carolinas are about to rediscover the difference between the damage a storm causes and what is covered by insurance. Hurricane Florence weakened considerably as it moved over the U.S. coast over the weekend, lessening its speed and causing much less wind damage than had been feared earlier last week. However, heavy rain and severe flooding have arrived, bringing tragedy in their wake. The problem is that while wind damage is well covered by insurers and reinsurers, flood…

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