en-US Park Service Floats Increase in Entrance Fees at 17 Sites National Park Service wants to nearly triple entrance fees at most popular sites. Tue, 24 2017 20:27:07 GMT Two more Amazon execs are gone following Roy Price#039;s ouster Amazon Studios continues to clean house in the wake of Roy Price's exit. Monday saw the resignation of Joe Lewis, Amazon's head of scripted programming, with Sharon Tal Yguado tapped to replace him, according to multiple reports. Yguado previously served as head of Amazon's event series, a division separate from Lewis' comedy and drama offerings. On Tuesday, Mashable confirmed that Conrad Riggs, head of the streaming network's unscripted division, has also left the company. Riggs was responsible for bringing Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear cohorts James May and Richard Hammond over to Amazon for The Grand Tour, but the motoring show has failed to replicate the success of their previous project.  Read more...More about Amazon, Sexual Harassment, Amazon Studios, Streaming Services, and Amazon Video Tue, 24 2017 20:04:37 GMT Perez Hilton: The OG Who#039;s Still Killing It 14 Years Later Perez Hilton is an OG. Long before social media was a thing, he was blogging and giving us our celebrity gossip on the daily. Tue, 24 2017 17:31:00 GMT Abbott Labs Price Estimate Revised On Operational Growth We have revised our price estimate for Abbott Labs’ stock upwards to $49 in light of its recently announced third quarter results. Tue, 24 2017 17:40:00 GMT Virginia Amusement Park to Be Scene of Emergency Drill A popular Virginia amusement park will be the scene of an emergency preparedness drill where the FBI and dozens of other law enforcement agencies will respond to a simulated an attack using a weapon of mass destruction. Tue, 24 2017 17:06:20 GMT Germany#039;s top finance watchdog: #039;We all will pay a price#039; for Brexit BaFin President Felix Hufeld said: "Whatever the outcome of Brexit is going to be, it will cost a price, both for British consumers, as well as EU27 consumers." Hufeld says EU regulators won't tolerate "empty shells or letterbox models" from financial services in the EU post-Brexit. LONDON — Germany's most senior financial regulator believes Brexit will push up the price of financial services in both the UK and Europe. Felix Hufeld, the President of German regulator BaFin, said at an event on Tuesday: "It is crystal clear in my mind that whatever the outcome of Brexit is going to be, it will cost a price, both for British consumers, as well as EU27 consumers. That is very clear." Hufeld said there is a "vast economic dependency" between UK and EU that will be disrupted by the pair's "historic divorce." Hufeld said BaFin and other EU regulators would not tolerate "empty shells or letterbox models," meaning banks will have to set up fully regulated, functioning subsidiaries in Europe post-Brexit. This must include independent processes and management oversight, as well as IT systems. This will inevitably be costly. The Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) estimated in June that a "hard" Brexit could cost UK banks €15 billion (£13.1 billion) and add €40 billion (£35 billion) to tier one capital requirements. These costs would most likely push up the cost of services — everything from loans to insurance. Bruegel, a European economic think tank, estimated in February that Brexit could push up European borrowing costs by as much as €12 billion a year. "The cost of doing business will go up, certain costs for consumers may go up — it's more difficult to predict precisely — but the assumption that it's going to be a cost-free incident I find completely unrealistic," Hufeld said. "It does show the degree of interaction and the benefits of being in the EU have been underestimated by many people. We all will pay a price for that." Asked to estimate just how much Brexit may cost banks and other financial institutions, Hufeld said it is too early to tell. He said he was in close communication with colleagues across Europe to ensure regulators are prepared for whatever the outcome of Brexit happens to be, saying his key goal was to ensure financial stability. Hufeld was speaking in London at an event organized by specialist financial service consultancy Zeb.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: This is what separates the Excel masters from the wannabes Tue, 24 2017 10:24:47 GMT Real Madrid#039;s Florentino Perez Feels Tottenham Would Want €250m for Harry Kane Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has dismissed suggestions the club is ready to make a move for Harry Kane.  According to Onda Cero (h/t Sky Sports), the two clubs held informal discussions about a potential deal when they met in the UEFA Champions League last week. Spurs were said to have quoted a £200 million asking price to the European champions. However, when asked about Kane on Cadena Cope (h/t Sky Sports) Perez denied that was the case and suggested Spurs would want even more for their star striker. "Signing [Kane] has not passed through my head. He is a great player, and in addition he is young," said Perez. "He has many years to progress, but we are delighted with [Karim] Benzema and with all of the team. I didn't ask Tottenham's president for the price because he would have told me that he is worth €250 million." According to Jose Felix Diaz of Marca, Madrid have been keeping a watchful eye on the development of the Spurs star. But it's claimed the Los Blancos hierarchy "were not dazzled" by his performance in the game at the Santiago Bernabeu. Provided Madrid have been keeping tabs on Kane over the past few years they will have been impressed at some point, as the 24-year-old continues to light up the Premier League.  As noted by the Champions League Twitter account, in 2017 he's been in stunning form in front of goal: Typically, he's the type of player Madrid would target. Kane leads the line with power and poise, is adept at bringing others into the game and can score many different types of goals. He'd be a perfect replacement for someone like Benzema. At the moment Madrid would potentially benefit from having another centre-forward in the squad. Cristiano Ronaldo is at his best when he has a partner in the final third, whereas Benzema is adept at operating as a lone striker. As former England and Barcelona forward Gary Lineker noted, it appears Madrid have full faith in the Frenchman: But Madrid always want the best players in the world, especially those who are on an upward trajectory in their careers. Kane ticks both of those boxes. The rate at which the England international has found the back of the net in 2017 has been sensational, and if he continues to net at such an incredible rate, links with the biggest clubs in the game will crop up frequently. Spurs will be aware that at some point they will face a big fight to keep Kane around. It'd be a surprise to see Madrid make their move next summer based on Perez's comments. And even for the fee of €250 million, you sense Spurs would be reluctant to sell their homegrown talisman. Tue, 24 2017 08:25:15 GMT 2018 Porsche 911 T curbs weight, boosts handling prowess - Roadshow The name is a throwback to the 911T of yore, even if the price isn't. Mon, 23 2017 15:07:43 GMT The creator of Android#039;s new phone is getting a price cut amid reports of poor sales The high-end Essential Phone's price has been slashed by $200 (£151). It's the latest project from Andy Rubin, the inventor of Android. But reports suggest it hasn't been selling well as it competes with the likes of Google and Apple. The Essential Phone, a high-end smartphone designed by Android creator Andy Rubin, is getting its priced slashed by $200 (£151). The drop, from $699 (£530) to $499 (£378), comes after reports of disappointing sales for the new PH-1 devices — and alongside the launch of multiple new high-end devices from the likes of Apple and Google. (The Essential Phone isn't yet available in the UK. The Financial Times reported in July that it would launch by the end of 2017. The UK price will presumably be in line with this lower price point.) The Essential Phone is the first device released by Essential, a startup founded by Android creator Andy Rubin after leaving Google in 2014. It started with phones, and plans to branch out from there. There are already modular add-ons available for the Essential Phone, including a 360-degree camera. In a blog post announcing the price drop, Essential took a not-so-subtle dig at its rivals, writing: "We could have created a massive TV campaign to capture your attention, but we think making it easier for people to get their hands on our first products is a better way to get to know us." (Customers who already bought a device are being offered $200 credit.) So how may people have "got their hands" on Essential's products? The company hasn't released sales figures, but some reports don't look positive. Market research firm BayStreet Research said the smartphone sold just 5,000 devices in its first two weeks in the US — a drop in the ocean compared to the likes of Apple, Samsung, and so on. (In 2015, Apple's iPhone 7s sold 13 million units in its first weekend available.) Per Fortune, that equates to just $3.5 million (£2.6 million) in revenue. That's almost nothing when you consider Essential raised $300 million (£227 million) from investors earlier this year in a Series B funding round. Meanwhile, Google has announced its new Pixel 2 Android smartphones, to positive reviews (concerns about the screen on the Pixel 2 XL notwithstanding). And Apple is about to release the eagerly anticipated iPhone X, a tenth anniversary edition of its iconic smartphone with a major new redesign. It's a crowded field, and it sounds like the Essential Phone is finding it hard to compete.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Watch Google repeatedly mock Apple at its October Pixel event Mon, 23 2017 10:02:23 GMT Essential Phone gets permanent price drop to $499 The Essential Phone just got a whole lot better.  Yes, it's still the same phone, but the price just dropped by a whopping $200 — from $699 to $499 — which puts the Essential Phone in a completely different category.  SEE ALSO: Huge update should fix most problems of the Essential Phone's camera Android creator, ex-Googler Andy Rubin made big waves in the smartphone market when he announced the Essential Phone in May, a super-slick, powerful, modular phone whose near bezel-less screen wraps around the selfie camera.  But the Essential Phone, as interesting as it may be, was plagued with various issues right from the start. Its launch was delayed, and when it finally started arriving into customers' hands, many were disappointed with its camera, which was simply not good enough for a phone that costs almost as much as the Samsung Galaxy S8.  Read more...More about Android, Smartphones, Essential, Andy Rubin, and Essential Phone Mon, 23 2017 08:36:04 GMT