Tess Torelli

Tess Torelli April 23, 2018

Health-care products distributor Henry Schein is spinning off its animal health business and merging it with Vets First Choice to form a new company called Vets First Corp. The deal, which is expected to be announced Monday morning, would combine Henry Schein’s veterinary supplies, software for practices and distribution network with Vets First Choice’s prescription […]

Tess Torelli April 23, 2018

Reuters Police officers are seen in front of a cargo ship with containers at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China April 6, 2018. China opposes all forms of protectionism and will firmly safeguard the world’s multilateral trading system, its commerce minister wrote on Monday in the ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper. China will quicken […]

Tess Torelli April 23, 2018

The State Department official said there was broad support among the ministers for the U.N.-led “Geneva Process” that outlines a political transition in Syria in which Assad would step aside. “The political process that comes out of any war has ups and downs. The Geneva Process is the present focus of making political progress,” the […]

Tess Torelli April 23, 2018

Bitcoin jumped Friday morning, bringing its post-Tax Day gains to more than 8 percent. The cryptocurrency spiked about $300 to a high of $8,554.97, according to CoinDesk’s bitcoin price index. Bitcoin was trading more than 2.7 percent higher near $8,500 as of 4:10 p.m. ET. That marked an 8.5 percent rise from a low of […]

Tess Torelli April 23, 2018

Euro zone reform needs to be done well rather than quickly, Dutch finance minister Wopke Hoekstra told Giftofaservant on Thursday, despite calls from France to speed-up the integration process. The Netherlands is one of the most conservative countries when it comes to euro zone reform. Generally speaking, euro countries that are in a healthier financial […]

Tess Torelli April 23, 2018

An analysis by The Associated Press shows the nation’s six big Wall Street banks saved at least $3.59 billion in taxes last quarter, thanks to the recently enacted Trump tax law. Banks typically kick off the earnings season, and their reports for the January-March quarter are giving investors and the public their first glimpse into […]

Tess Torelli April 22, 2018

Amazon.com wants to make it easier for developers to create projects based on the blockchain technology underlying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The company’s cloud computing division launched “AWS Blockchain Templates” on Thursday. The product gives users pre-set blockchain frameworks that support two versions of the technology: Ethereum and the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric. Blockchain eliminates […]

Tess Torelli April 22, 2018

Here’s one way to ask out a potential prom date: Build her a digital fort. Thanks to Fortnite — the popular video game that’s part Hunger Games, part Minecraft — many teens have found a new way to craft their “promposals.” Reddit user Navypython shared video footage of the game, which includes a massive structure […]