Monthly Archives: Сентябрь 2014

U.S. senator seeks information on carmaker efforts to thwart hackers

BOSTON — A U.S. senator has asked 20 of the world’s biggest automakers for information on how they secure their vehicles from cyber attacks, in light of reports by security experts who say they have identified ways to hack into cars.

Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, asked the companies to respond to a series of questions including how they test electronic components and wireless networks to make sure that attackers cannot gain access to onboard networks. Read more »

Morgan Stanley promotes 153 employees to managing director: WSJ

Morgan Stanley promotes 153 employees to managing director: WSJ


Morgan Stanley (MS.N) promoted 153 employees to the title of managing director on Thursday, an increase from the 144 that were elevated to the position last year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a company spokesman.

The new class of managing directors includes 41 women, or 27 percent of the total — the highest in the firm’s history, Morgan Stanley spokesman Wesley McDade Morgan told the Journal.

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British reporting rule change exposes transatlantic cultural gap

British reporting rule change exposes transatlantic cultural gap

LONDON — As investors prepare to digest the latest round of company earnings figures, Britain’s move to scrap the quarterly reporting requirement has revealed a divergence of opinion between the domestic and U.S. investment communities.

While British investors endorse what they perceive as a measure against short-termism, their counterparts across the Atlantic are concerned that less frequent company reports will mean less transparency.

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GE will increase energy spending to aid drilling boom, Immelt says

GE will increase energy spending to aid drilling boom, Immelt says


General Electric Co (GE.N) plans to intensify research focusing on complex energy projects such as waterless fracking and gas turbine efficiency by earmarking an additional $10 billion through 2020 for its «ecoimagination» budget.

The commitment, which represents roughly two years’ research spending for the manufacturing giant, comes as General Electric responds to new opportunities created by the U.S. Read more »