Articles by Thomas Halleck

Thomas Halleck is a technology reporter for the International Business Times, covering Google, wearables, product reviews, gadget news and more.

Motivated to become a reporter by the title character in Gregory Mcdonald's "Fletch" series and a love for the written word, he previously wrote for the Lockport Union Sun & Journal and wrote and edited The Spectrum, the student newspaper at the University at Buffalo.

On the lookout for technology capable of improving our lives, he may have suggested at some point that you purchase the Product Replacement Plan with your new gadget.

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Barclays

Barclays Mulling Standard Chartered Merger

The potential move to merge with Standard Chartered could be a way for Barclays to thwart possible demands from an activist investor to return capital to shareholders, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.
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Small Banks Trump Wall Street On Dodd-Frank Rewrite

Congress on Tuesday rolled back some of the restraints imposed on banks after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, but big players like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase, will not be breaking out the champagne.
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Investigators Reveal MH17 Was Shot By Russian Missile

Wilbert Paulissen of the Joint Investigations Team said new evidence suggested the Buk missile, used to blow the plane out of the sky, originated from the Russian military’s 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade based in the city of Kursk.