Marshall Major IV wireless headphones offer great sound, plus 80+ hours of battery life and wireless charging – TechCrunch

Marshall’s new Major IV headphones ($149.99) combine lightweight comfort with wireless charging, and up to 80 hours of playback for an iconic headset that’s affordable and flexible. At home or on the go, these are a great option with unique features that you won’t find anywhere else in the headphone market. Basics This is the fourth iteration of Marshall’s Major on-ear wireless headphones, and they offer a number of improvements new to the lineup, including a new folding clip design that makes them even more compact when packed for travel…

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Lufthansa confirms major network expansion as return takes flight | News

The airlines in the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services over the course of the next few months. The expanding flight schedules applies to both short-haul and long-haul flights with the aim of offering as many destinations as possible. In September, 90 per cent of all originally planned short- and medium-haul destinations and 70 per cent of long-haul destinations will be served again. Core brand Lufthansa will be flying over 100 times a week to destinations in North America via its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich in autumn. Around…

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Kroger Reports Major Sales Boost

Kroger reported a 30 percent sales increase during the month of March, driven by consumer stockpiling in preparation for the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, Kroger is providing a “Hero Bonus,” a $2 premium above standard base rate of pay for all hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy, and call center associates.   “We are seeing strong sales and are at the same time investing in our business to support our customers and associates through the current uncertainty,” said Gary Millerchip, Kroger’s chief financial officer, in a statement. Related: Kroger Will…

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Newspaper headlines: Major events and economy ‘under threat’ from virus

Image caption The majority of Friday’s front pages consider the possible impact of the new coronavirus in the UK and globally. The Times carries a warning from England’s chief medical officer that major sporting and cultural events are at risk of cancellation and schools could close for at least two months due to the outbreak. It comes after the World Health Organization said that the outbreak had reached a “decisive point”, and the number of cases in the UK rose by three to 16. Image caption The Daily Telegraph reports…

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Google gobbling Fitbit is a major privacy risk, warns EU data protection advisor – TechCrunch

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has intervened to raise concerns about Google’s plan to scoop up the health and activity data of millions of Fitbit users — at a time when the company is under intense scrutiny over how extensively it tracks people online and for antitrust concerns. Google confirmed its plan to acquire Fitbit last November, saying it would pay $7.35 per share for the wearable maker in an all-cash deal that valued Fitbit, and therefore the activity, health, sleep and location data it can hold on its…

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Laura Ashley’s Major Shareholder in Funding Talks | News & Analysis

LONDON, United Kingdom — Clothing and furnishing retailer Laura Ashley said on Monday its main banking lender and majority shareholder were in talks regarding the company’s immediate funding needs, as it reported a drop in half-year revenue. The fashion house, a favourite of Princess Diana in its 1980s heyday, is the latest victim of a troubled couple of years for British retailers, its sales hit by store closures, weakness in its home furnishings business and a worsening consumer mood. The company said on Monday recent movements in its stock and…

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Libya civil war: Rivals to join major powers in Germany

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat’s behind the fight for Libya? Libya’s warring rival factions are joining major powers in Germany in a renewed push to secure a ceasefire to halt the civil war. The talks follow the collapse of an earlier truce amid recriminations. The conflict pits powerful General Khalifa Haftar against the UN-backed government in the capital, Tripoli. Sunday’s summit also aims to extract a pledge from foreign powers to honour a UN arms embargo and to halt any further interference in the conflict. On…

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Major Investment Firm Is Changing Its Strategy in Reaction to the Climate Crisis | News & Analysis

NEW YORK, United States — BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink has warned company boards to step up efforts to tackle climate change, marking a significant shift in the public stance of the world’s biggest investment manager amid mounting concerns about global warming. In his annual letter to chief executives, Fink said they must act or face increased wrath from investors concerned about how unsustainable business practices might curb their future wealth. He said BlackRock would exit investments that presented high sustainability-related risk, including thermal coal producers, as it participated in…

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Inside Glossier’s First Major Retail Partnership | The Business of Beauty, News & Analysis

A rendering of Glossier’s Glossier You space on the main floor of Nordstrom’s New York flagship. | Source: Courtesy NEW YORK, United States — Glossier, the dewy unicorn of go-it-alone retail start-ups, is about to embrace the wholesale machine. On Tuesday, the brand known for its signature “no-makeup makeup” aesthetic, will enter the main beauty floors of seven Nordstrom stores, including the new New York City flagship and doors in Seattle and Chicago. Each location, which has a temporary, roughly 300-square foot space dedicated to the Glossier You fragrance, is…

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