• COMPUTERS
    Quantum computing as the future? Here’s why it is still waiting for the hardware

    The industry first has to solve hardware issues in quantum technology, according to an expert. (Representational Image. Source ThinkStock) Commercial production of quantum computers that would process information faster than today’s supercomputers is still some time away. The industry first has to solve hardware issues in quantum technology, according to an expert. Quantum theory represents […]

  • CLOTHING
    U.K. Retail Sales Rebound as Heat Wave Boosts Clothing Demand

    U.K. retailers received a summer boost last month as sweltering temperatures spurred sales of clothing. The quantity of goods sold in stores and online rose 0.6 percent, more than economists forecast, following a 1.1 percent decline in May, figures from the Office for National Statistics showed Thursday. Sales excluding auto fuel jumped 0.9 percent. It […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Microsoft Confirms Changes Are Coming as Layoff Rumours Abound

    HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft on Monday confirmed that changes were on the way It is planning to cut thousands of jobs across the globe The company will focus more on marketing and selling its cloud software Microsoft is planning layoffs as it refocuses its sales force on making the software colossus a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud […]

  • Trump hamstrung at home as he seeks closer ties with Moscow

    U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., upon his return to Washington after a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, July 3, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas During his presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “strong leader” with whom he’d like to reset […]

  • M&S profits dive by nearly two-thirds as clothing sales slide

    M&S clothing and homewares sales fell by 5.9% in the first quarter. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters Marks & Spencer has reported a 64% drop in annual profits to £176.4m as weak clothing sales were compounded by more than £400m of restructuring costs relating to the new chief executive’s turnaround plan. Chief executive Steve Rowe insisted the […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    JOHNSONS HOME & GARDEN EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION AS TOP HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE IN WASHINGTON

    Another successful year of serving the community has put Johnsons Home & Garden in exclusive company within the independent home improvement industry. Hardware + Building Supply Dealer (H+BSD), a national publication covering the hardware industry, named Johnsons Home & Garden its 2017 Hardware All Star for the state of Washington. Johnsons Home & Garden, located […]

  • NEWS
    Global stock markets fall as Trump turmoil intensifies

    Big falls on US stock markets have dragged down Asian shares over fears the political controversy surrounding President Trump will blunt his ability to deliver tax and regulatory reform. Wall Street’s three main indexes shed more than 1.7%, and the dollar erased most gains made since his election. Asia’s main stock markets opened lower following […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ hits at workweek’s start

    TOKYO — The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack spread to thousands of more computers on Monday as people logged in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life, though no new large-scale breakdowns were reported. In Britain, whose health service was among the first high-profile targets of the attack on Friday, some hospitals and doctors’ offices […]