Gas explosions drive thousands from homes in Boston suburbs

September 14, 2018@9:28 AM TFP Editor 0

A Columbia Gas of Massachusetts crew works in a neighborhood evacuated following a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S., September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder By Ted Siefer ANDOVER, Mass. (Reuters) – Some 8,000 people were prevented from returning home in Boston suburbs on Friday as investigators scrambled to find out the cause of dozens of gas explosions that killed at least one person and injured about 12 more. The blasts on Thursday destroyed scores of homes and other buildings in Andover, North Andover [Read More]

JP Morgan says Intel’s chip shortage is ‘worsening’ and will hurt fourth-quarter PC sales by up to 7%

September 14, 2018@9:19 AM TFP Editor 0

Intel isn’t making enough processor chips to meet demand and that will be a problem for PC sales this holiday quarter, according to J.P. Morgan. The firm estimates the Intel processor and chipset shortage will hurt fourth-quarter PC shipments by 5 percent to 7 percent. “Our conversations with PC vendors indicate that the shortage, which started in small magnitude in 3Q, has been progressively worsening and is likely to have the maximum impact in 4Q18,” the firm’s Asia Pacific technology analyst Gokul Hariharan said in [Read More]

Massachusetts explosion: Teenager dead after multiple gas blasts and fires north of Boston cause mass evacuations

September 14, 2018@9:15 AM TFP Editor 0

A teenager has been killed and at least 10 other people injured after a series of gas explosions rocked three communities north of Boston on Thursday. Authorities said Leonel Rondon, 18, of Lawrence, died after a chimney toppled by an exploding house crashed into his car. He was rushed to a Boston hospital but pronounced dead there in the evening. Entire neighbourhoods were evacuated as crews scrambled to fight the flames in at least 39 homes and turn off gas and electric lines to prevent [Read More]

YouTube nursery-rhyme channel with billions of views sold

September 14, 2018@9:13 AM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright Little Baby Bum/YouTube Image caption Little Baby Bum’s animated videos are brightly coloured and feature a range of characters One of the most popular YouTube channels in the world, which features animated nursery rhymes, has been sold. Little Baby Bum was founded by a London-based couple in 2011 and has racked up 17.5 billion views in its time. It was bought by a firm called Moonbug for an undisclosed sum, as first reported by Bloomberg. Informed industry-watchers think the agency may well have [Read More]

Trinity Industries, Inc. Announces Board of Directors for Arcosa, Inc.

September 14, 2018@9:12 AM TFP Editor 0

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE: TRN) (“Trinity”) today announced the composition of the Board of Directors of Arcosa, Inc. (“Arcosa”), the new independent publicly-traded company to be formed by the planned spin-off of Trinity’s infrastructure-related businesses. Today, Trinity separately announced the composition of its future Trinity Board of Directors. To ensure continuity and retention of valuable experience, at the time of the spin-off, each company’s board will include five members of the current Trinity Board of Directors, with no overlapping directors. Each of the five [Read More]

Dec. gold falls $1.40, or 0.1%, to $1,206.80/oz

September 14, 2018@9:04 AM TFP Editor 0

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Japan's commercial whaling bid blocked at IWC

September 14, 2018@8:45 AM TFP Editor 0

In this file photo taken on April 25, 2014 crew members of a whaling ship check a whaling gun or harpoon before departure at Ayukawa port in Ishinomaki City (AFP Photo/Kazuhiro NOGI) More Florianopolis (Brazil) (AFP) – Japan’s determined bid to return to commercial whale hunting was blocked by anti-whaling nations in a tense vote Friday at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil. Anti-whaling nations led by Australia, the European Union and the United States, defeated Japan’s “Way Forward” proposal in a 41 to [Read More]

Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother are officially ending

September 14, 2018@8:37 AM TFP Editor 0

Image copyright Channel 5 Image caption Big Brother is officially ending after 18 years on screens The makers of Big Brother have announced that the show is being axed at the end of the current series. Big Brother’s Twitter account shared the news that the 19th series, launching on Friday night, would be the last. Channel 5 confirmed Celebrity Big Brother was also ending. The show first appeared on screens in 2000 and was extremely popular, but viewing figures have dwindled in recent years. A [Read More]