Final day for Help to Buy Isa applications

On average, first-time buyers using the scheme are 28 – two years younger than the average age across all first-time buyers. The scheme will officially close to new accounts but account holders can keep on saving until autumn 2029, with bonuses needing to be claimed by 1 December 2030. A number of banks have already pulled their Help to Buy Isas, prompting a late surge, according to some providers. Rachel Springall, from financial information service Moneyfacts, said that if savers missed out on Help to Buy Isas there was the option of a Lifetime Isas, which also offered a government bonus. She said that with Lifetime Isas, savers might find they had less choice of deals and interest rates might …

Indian student creates a brick made from recycled plastic

(CNN)When an Indian engineering student visited a traditional brick kiln, he was appalled at what he saw. ‘Like Lego bricks’ While a student at Jadavpur University, Banerjee wanted to find a creative and socially beneficial alternative to the brick kilns. Find out more about Call to Earth and the extraordinary people working for a more sustainable future Along with his classmates Agnimitra Sengupta, Ankan Podder and Utsav Bhattacharyya, Banerjee created a social enterprise called Qube in 2017. Its product is the Plastiqube — an alternative brick made from waste plastic. Banerjee and his team work with waste collectors in West Bengal to gather garbage — including water bottles and disposable bags. The detritus is then cleaned, shredded and pressed into …

Couple falls victim to holiday scam in Belfast

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimone and Alice Cardillo say they fell victim to a false Airbnb listing in Belfast A couple have spoken of how they became victims of a holiday scam during a trip to Northern Ireland. Simone and Alice Cardillo arrived at their accommodation in Belfast to find it was empty and for sale. They had booked and paid for the bogus property using the booking site, Airbnb. It later refunded the money and removed the fake post. It said these types of scams are extremely rare on its site, but when they do happen, it acts quickly. Airbnb will verify listings, 11 years after launch Effect of Airbnb surge on UK cities revealed …

Bernard Arnault could surpass Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person

New York (CNN Business)Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates can clearly afford a lot of leather wallets from Louis Vuitton and little blue boxes from Tiffany. But the world’s two richest people could soon find themselves worth less than the head of LVMH because of its takeover of Tiffany. Arnault, Bezos and Gates are all comfortably ahead of other mega-billionaires as well. According to Forbes, Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRKB) Warren Buffett is worth $86 billion while Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of about $75 billion. Oracle’s (ORCL) Larry Ellison and Spanish retail magnate Amancio Ortega, the co-founder of Inditex, which owns the Zara fast fashion chain, are each worth just under $70 billion. Original Article : HERE ; …

Shanghai Swans rally to win $3.3 million GCL Super Cup

(CNN)The Shanghai Swans fought back Sunday to clinch show jumping’s Global Champions League Super Cup for teams in Prague. READ: ‘Magic’ Ben Maher clinches $1.4 million LGCT Super Grand Prix LGCT New York: The Ben Maher show (18 Videos) LGCT New York: The Ben Maher show LGCT Saint-Tropez: Springsteen triumphs LGCT Rome: Ben Maher leaps to victory Olivier Philippaerts: Secrets of My Success LGCT Valkenswaard: van der Vleuten triumphs Laura Kraut: Secrets of My Success Edwina Tops-Alexander: Secrets of My Success LGCT London: Ben Maher and the London Knights on top Jennifer Gates: Paris Panthers owner opens up LGCT Berlin: Dani G. Waldman takes the victory LGCT Chantilly: Darragh Kenny jumps to victory Ben Maher: Secrets of My Success LGCT …

‘I founded my business while living on the street’

He decided to go to the local library, initially to stay warm, but he felt time-pressured to turn things around. “I thought the minute I was homeless, I’d look homeless and if I look homeless people are going to look at me in a certain way,” he told the BBC’s Wake Up to Money. Image copyright Supplied Image caption Cllr Pam Attridge, Mr Eastham, Mark Tami MP and three students at the studio’s opening night in May 2018 He started researching and came up with a company name and logo, wrote a syllabus and bought a domain name for £1.58. “I thought – if I’ve got a domain name I’ve got to keep going.” “This dream I thought that I …

Lori Loughlin and husband plead not guilty to new charges in college admissions scandal

​​​​​​​Actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, leave federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, April 3, 2019. (Associated Press) Attorneys for the couple entered the not guilty pleas Tuesday after they waived their right to appear in the Boston federal court. They have previously pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The “Full House” star and her husband are accused of paying $500,000 in an attempt to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. Loughlin could face prison time if found guilty. The Associated Press contributed to this report. On Our Radar

Virginia cold-case murder leads to arrest of Michigan man whose adoptive daughter vanished 30 years ago: cops

Kathleen Doyle, the wife of a U.S. Navy pilot, was killed in her Norfolk, Va., home in 1980 and on Friday police charged Dennis Bowman, a 70-year-old Michigan man, with the murder. (Norfolk Police Department) “No victim is ever forgotten,” Police Chief Larry Boone said in a news release. Doyle’s husband was a U.S. Navy pilot officer who was on deployment at the time of the killing, the news release added. Norfolk detectives descended on Bowman’s home after his arrest, Fox 17 Grand Rapids reported. “As a result of the arrest and the suspect living here in Allegan County, search warrants have been obtained so that or Norfolk Police Department investigators can search the residence obviously looking for any kind …

Feds blame distracted test driver in Uber self-driving car death

Washington, DC (CNN Business)A federal investigation into a fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving car concluded the probable cause was a safety driver distracted by their phone. The National Transportation Safety Board investigation also determined that an inadequate safety culture at Uber (UBER) contributed to the March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona. “This is about one fatality, but it’s about a lot more than that,” NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt told reporters afterward. “We felt by focusing on this we could have much broader ramifications for improving safety.” The NTSB made safety recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the state of Arizona and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. It called on the NHTSA to require companies testing …

Home Depot is struggling to sell stuff online

New York (CNN Business)Home Depot is spending a lot of money to become a bigger player online, but the results aren’t working out as well as the retailer had hoped. Home Depot reported revenue that missed forecasts Tuesday morning and lowered its sales outlook too. Home Depot, like its top rival Lowe’s (LOW), has been a bit more immune from the threat from Amazon (AMZN) and other online retailers since home improvement shoppers, especially professional builders, typically want to see and feel the product they are buying instead of just having it shipped to them. Still, the sales setback for Home Depot Tuesday will only put a small dent in what has otherwise been a solid year for the company. …

Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards defeats Trump-backed businessman in close race, CNN projects

Washington (CNN)Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards narrowly won reelection, CNN projected Saturday night, beating out Republican challenger Eddie Rispone, who was backed by President Donald Trump. Edwards said he spoke with Rispone earlier in the evening. “We both agreed that the time for campaigning is over, and now our shared love for Louisiana is always more important than the partisan differences that sometimes divide us,” Edwards said. “And as for the President, God bless his heart,” Edwards said, which was met with laughs and cheers from the crowd. Edwards said over the next four years his administration would focus on increasing workforce training, investing more in education, including early childhood education, working to improve health care, raising the minimum …

Allbirds co-founder: Amazon’s lookalike shoe undermines our sustainability efforts

New York (CNN Business)Allbirds co-founder Joey Zwillinger called out Amazon for releasing a private-label shoe that looks nearly identical to his company’s iconic “Wool Runner” sneakers in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Monday. Zwillinger said he thinks Amazon (AMZN) took note of that success and wanted in on it. “They know a lot about consumers and they obviously saw that a lot of people were searching for Allbirds,” he said. “It feels like they almost algorithmically inspired a shoe that looks very similar so they could capitalize on that demand.” Amazon recently released the similar-looking shoe, also made with a wool upper, through its “206 Collective” private label brand. The shoes sell for $45, according to Amazon.com, compared to …

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards projected to win second term, beating GOP’s Rispone

Republican candidate Eddie Rispone, left, shakes hands with Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards before a debate last month. (Associated Press) Edwards, 53, was helped when Louisiana’s top-tier GOP officials decided against running for the seat. Rispone, the 70-year-old owner of a Baton Rouge industrial contracting company, had never run for office and had little name recognition. He hitched his entire candidacy to Trump, introducing himself in ads that focused on support for the president. Rispone poured more than $12 million of his own money into the race. But he had trouble drawing some of the primary vote that went to U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, after harshly attacking Abraham in ads as he sought to reach the runoff. Rispone also avoided many …

‘I invented a plastic alternative from fish waste’

She studied Product Design at the University of Sussex, and the award-winning material was her final project before graduating. Image copyright Dyson Imagery Image caption This bakery bag has Lucy’s plastic alternative on it Lucy says she hopes the material can be used for things like bakery bags, “which can sometimes be used for a total of 15 seconds”, as well as sandwich packaging and small carrier bags. After working on creating the material for a year – and winning the award – Lucy says she’s “still only in the early days” of what she wants to do with it. “The next stage is development, to see how I’d be able to mass manufacture it.” Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook, …

Meghan McCain tells Roger Stone to ‘rot in hell’

“View” co-host Meghan McCain tweeted a simple but harsh message for former Trump adviser Roger Stone. “Rot in hell, Roger Stone,” she offered Friday. PROSECUTORS SAY ROGER STONE LIED TO CONGRESS, AS DEFENSE CLAIMS ‘NO CORRUPT INTENT’ Stone was found guilty on all seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in a Washington, D.C., federal court on Friday. The verdict followed a weeklong trial on charges that stemmed from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia election meddling investigation. President Trump voiced his disdain for the verdict minutes after it was announced. “So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come. Well, what about Crooked Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, …

Louisiana judge offers rapist a reduced sentence if victim consents to $150G payoff

Bruce Bennett, who retired in 2015 but is filling in for a 19th Judicial District Court judge who retired earlier this year, reportedly offered a convicted rapist a reduced sentence if he paid his victim $150,000. (LinkedIn) The victim, a 31-year-old woman who was 15 when she was raped in 2003, declined the offer. She told the news outlet she doesn’t think “money is going to provide any restitution for what [Hills has] done.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “This whole experience has been like a movie, but a bad movie, a horror movie,” the victim said before the sentencing. “I’ve been fighting this over half my life. I’m tired. I’m angry. Stuff like this deteriorates a person. It deteriorates who …