Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather revenue falls just short of record

Conor McGregor's boxing match against Floyd Mayweather made an unbelievable $600m (€510m) in revenue around the world, Showtime have announced. The "Money Fight" at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last August didn't quite eclipse the record set by Mayweather's bour with Manny Pacquiao in 2015. The Dubliner's fight did generate 4.3 million pay-per-view buys … Continue reading Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather revenue falls just short of record

Text alert: the ‘bank’ message that cost a student £5,400 of her loan money

Fraudsters have found a new way to target young people, with some losing all their funds in the first few weeks of term Fraudsters can text customers ‘as the bank’ by disguising the number the text is sent from   When Alison Dean received a text from her bank, the Co-operative, asking whether she had … Continue reading Text alert: the ‘bank’ message that cost a student £5,400 of her loan money

Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money

Air pollution and climate change policies are pushing coal-fired electricity stations to the brink, says a new report. Closing them would avoid €22bn in losses by 2030   More than half of the European Union’s 619 coal-fired power stations are losing money, according to a new report. As a result, the industry’s slow plans for … Continue reading Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: ASNA, AAP & more

Ascena Retail stock plunged 20 percent in extended trading after the company posted weak guidance for the upcoming financial quarter. That news overshadowed earnings and revenue that met Wall Street expectations. In a statement Chief Executive David Jaffe called the most recent quarter "disappointing," due to "fashion missteps that we cannot afford in today's environment," … Continue reading Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: ASNA, AAP & more

Bitcoin jumps above $8,700 to record high as largest US bitcoin exchange adds 100,000 users

Bitcoin climbs more than 6 percent to a record high of $8,725.13, according to CoinDesk. The largest bitcoin exchange in the U.S., Coinbase, added about 100,000 accounts around Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday, to a total of 13.1 million Friday, data shows. The gains come ahead of the expected launch of bitcoin futures in the second week … Continue reading Bitcoin jumps above $8,700 to record high as largest US bitcoin exchange adds 100,000 users