Finance


Bargain Hunting May Contribute To Strength On Wall Street Bargain Hunting May Contribute To Strength On Wall Street
- August 19, 2017

Gary Cohn is widely regarded as one of the best hopes for making the pro-growth policies initially promised by the Trump administration a reality. Calls have grown for Bannon's dismissal in the wake of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, who is viewed as the foremost advocate in the White House for the nationalist "America First" policies. (more...)
Broad-Based Advance In US Retail Sales Shows Solid Spending Broad-Based Advance In US Retail Sales Shows Solid Spending
- August 17, 2017

Department of Commerce reported today. The print for June was originally pegged at a 0.1% dip on the month. July's reading showed the largest gain in the retail sales reading since December 2016 and followed June's upwardly revised 0.3 percent gain. (more...)
Kylie Jenner's company earned $420m in 18 months Kylie Jenner's company earned $420m in 18 months
- August 11, 2017

She is slowly transforming into her sister's # Kim Kardashian way of life and its evident due to the many physical aspects she is switching to, including Kim's lifestyle. 2015: Kylie CosmeticsOn November 30, 2015, Jenner launched her namesake beauty business with three Lip Kits, which sold out in less than 60 seconds. (more...)
Passengers say teen who jumped from plane at SFO was 'anxious, fidgety' Passengers say teen who jumped from plane at SFO was 'anxious, fidgety'
- August 03, 2017

An airport spokesperson says the passenger, who was a USA citizen, was detained by a construction crew working on the airfield and had been taken into custody. Law enforcement took the teen into custody, according to the airline. "We are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities to support the ongoing investigation". (more...)
British Gas price hike: 3 ways to make the most it British Gas price hike: 3 ways to make the most it
- August 02, 2017

If we assume that rate of increase was the same 2.9% a year from 2014 to 2017 that would have added no more than £10 to a bill, so we're still £79 short. Angry customers responded to the price hike on Twitter, with one writing: "I haven't had a pay rise in 4 years!" "But they will really feel the impact when the big winter bills start to come through and they are paying hundreds of pounds more than savvy consumers who have moved away from incredibly expensive standard tariffs". (more...)
Tesla's Elon Musk talks of "unrelenting stress" on Twitter
- August 02, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the cell developed for the Model 3 , known as the "2170", is more energy dense than the cells used in the Model S and Model X, according to Electrek . Later that year the Dual-Motor All Wheel Drive Model 3 will begin to be shipped. Circling back to his comments at the Model 3 launch, Musk adds: "If you buy a ticket to hell, it isn't fair to blame hell". (more...)
Rory McIlroy parts ways with caddie JP Fitzgerald Rory McIlroy parts ways with caddie JP Fitzgerald
- August 01, 2017

The surprise decision leaves the 28-year-old needing a new caddie for the Bridgestone Invitational, which starts on Thursday in OH, and the US PGA at Quail Hollow next week. It is unknown if Diamond will be a long-term caddie solution for McIlroy . They enjoyed a successful partnership as McIlroy took over from Tiger Woods as the game's dominant force and became world number one. (more...)
No apology from Fox in its battle with The New York Times No apology from Fox in its battle with The New York Times
- July 25, 2017

Later on Sunday, Fox News updated the story online with a statement from The New York Times . "For all of their concern about accuracy, the New York Times didn't reach out to anyone at Fox News until Sunday afternoon for a story that ran Friday night". (more...)
Amazon (AMZN) Crushes Home Depot, Lowes With Sears Partnership Amazon (AMZN) Crushes Home Depot, Lowes With Sears Partnership
- July 21, 2017

The Kenmore Smart air conditioner are available up to a capacity of 18,000 BTU. Sears Holdings Corp's shares soared as much as 24 percent after the struggling retailer said it would sell its Kenmore home appliances on Amazon.com and integrate the brand's smart gadgets with the online giant's Alexa digital assistant. (more...)
Not Shraddha Kapoor but THIS actress was the first choice 'Haseena Parkar' Not Shraddha Kapoor but THIS actress was the first choice 'Haseena Parkar'
- July 21, 2017

Nawazuddin Siddiqui during the trailer launch of 'Babumoshai Baandoobaaz, said, "Thank you for making me realise that I can not be paired along with the fair and handsome because I'm dark and not good looking, but I never focus on that", Nawaz wrote. (more...)
USA and European officials shut down major 'dark web' marketplaces USA and European officials shut down major 'dark web' marketplaces
- July 21, 2017

According to Europol , the marketplaces , considered the successors to the infamous Silk Road , facilitated the criminal economy in trading over 350,000 illicit goods including drugs, firearms, toxic chemicals and cybercrime malware. "You can not hide. We will find you". The US Department of Justice announced on Thursday that AlphaBay , the world's largest online black market, was seized and shut down after its creator was arrested in Thailand on July 5. (more...)
Stalled Russia sanctions bill hits North Korean snag in US Congress Stalled Russia sanctions bill hits North Korean snag in US Congress
- July 16, 2017

House Republican leaders want to attach a bill increasing sanctions on North Korea to legislation to restrain the president and stiffen punitive measures against Russian Federation and Iran, a last-minute wrinkle that could further delay the bill's progress through Congress. (more...)
Hyperloop One floats vehicle above track in first full-scale test Hyperloop One floats vehicle above track in first full-scale test
- July 13, 2017

The high-speed tube transportation company, which aims to one day whisk people between cities at airline-like speeds, says it made history recently with a successful test run at its Nevada development track in May. In addition to reaching higher speeds, Hyperloop One has many other technical questions to address. Hyperloop One is one of the leading groups competing to make Elon Musk's open-sourced transportation idea a reality. (more...)
Halfords Group (LON:HFD) Broker Price Targets Halfords Group (LON:HFD) Broker Price Targets
- July 12, 2017

It has underperformed by 2.90% the S&P500. Arizona State Retirement System has 0.01% invested in COMSCORE, Inc. The company's 50 day moving average is GBX 2,078.81 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,727.96. the consensus one year price target among analysts that has released recommendation in the past 12 month is GBX 3,939.93 ($51.04). Therefore 80% are positive. (more...)
US Oil, Gas Industry Adds More Jobs in June US Oil, Gas Industry Adds More Jobs in June
- July 08, 2017

That lifted the year-on-year increase in wages to 2.5 per cent from 2.4 per cent in May. Health care posted the biggest job gain — 59,100 — despite uncertainty around health care legislation in Congress. The unemployment rate changed very little, going from 4.3% in May to 4.4% in June. The unemployment rate inched higher to 4.4% from 4.3%, although more people were actively looking for work during the month. (more...)
Happy Heather Watson has winning feeling Happy Heather Watson has winning feeling
- July 07, 2017

She dropped out of the top 100 and failed to qualify for the French Open but things finally came together again in Eastbourne last week, where she reached the semi-finals. I've got to expect her to raise her level and to try something new, and she did. "To me, it's just another match". "I come in with a different game plan because everybody's a different player", she said. (more...)
Travel Expectations for Fourth of July Weekend Travel Expectations for Fourth of July Weekend
- July 05, 2017

Including the change in gas prices in OR during the past week, prices yesterday were 8.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 6.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. AAA's weekly survey of prices in Connecticut's four regional areas as follows: Greater Bridgeport/Stamford is at $2.51; New Haven/Meriden at $2.38; Greater Hartford at $2.41; and New London/Norwich at $2.46. (more...)
Raptors retain Ibaka with three-year $65M pact
- July 03, 2017

If Lowry is coming back, Toronto has at least kept together a talented core it can compete with, no matter what the limited ceiling is against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in next year's playoffs (at least most of the Eastern Conference has dropped off a cliff). (more...)
'Vaccine' Created For Huge Cyber-Attack 'Vaccine' Created For Huge Cyber-Attack
- June 29, 2017

NZ Cert is advising organisations running Windows XP through to Windows 2008 R2 and Small Business Server to install the security patch released by Microsoft at the time of the WannaCry attack (it's on Microsoft's website here). Russia's Rosneft oil company also reported falling victim to hacking, as did Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk. The government said that one of the terminals at the JNPT port has been impacted by the malware attack. (more...)
Oil up nearly 2% to week-high on weak $US Oil up nearly 2% to week-high on weak $US
- June 28, 2017

Brent crude futures, the global benchmark for oil prices , had gained 25 cents to $46.08 per barrel by 0901 GMT. Brent for August settlement closed at $45.54 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange, up 32 cents. Analyst Merrill Lynch said that the demand had not grown enough to take in the excess output. However, he warned, "I'll tell you one thing: in the long run, crude oil is heading egregiously lower". (more...)
Sears closes another 20 stores Sears closes another 20 stores
- June 24, 2017

Riefs said in his email the number of affected employees is not publicly available. Though it reported even lower EBITDA, revenue and a larger net loss over past year, Sears Canada has acquired $109 million in order to continue restricting the company, and has apparently seen rewards of this approach with same-store sales increasing by 2.9% in Q1-17 compared to Q1-16. (more...)
Fed: Biggest US banks strong enough to withstand recession Fed: Biggest US banks strong enough to withstand recession
- June 23, 2017

Jerome Powell said in a statement. The Fed said the losses would reduce the banks' high-quality capital from 12.5 percent of its loans in the fourth quarter past year to 9.2 percent at the end of 2017. The bank said it would have a minimum Tier 1 common ratio of 7.9 percent and a minimum Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 9.6 percent. This is the seventh year in a row the Fed has run stress tests, which were put in place after the financial crisis. (more...)
Amazon buying Whole Foods, making strong move into groceries
- June 20, 2017

Amazon already offers grocery-delivery services in five markets, but the Whole Foods purchase would let it expand to many more. " Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best natural and organic foods, and they make it fun to eat healthy ", Amazon's founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos said. (more...)
Church calendar for Saturday, June 17
- June 18, 2017

Installation Service , 4 p.m., Hills Creek Baptist Church , Gladys, for pastor-elect the Rev. Joseph T. Charlton, our guest speaker will be the Rev. Vacation Bible School , 6 p.m., Staunton Baptist Church , Long Island, Tuesday through Friday. Guildfield Missionary Baptist Church , 8657 Franklin Turnpike, Dry Fork, will hold VBS from 6 to 8 p.m. (more...)
Oil stocks dip, but gasoline inventories rise
- June 15, 2017

USA crude inventories added 2.75 million barrels last week , while gasoline stockpiles increased by 1.79 million barrels last week, the API said Tuesday, according to people familiar with the data. Some non-OPEC countries, such as Russia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Sudan, and South Sudan promised to cut output by 600,000 barrels per day, beginning from January 1, 2017. (more...)
Scotland and England draw after three goals in final six minutes
- June 11, 2017

Harry Kane's injury-time goal gave England a 2-2 draw in a insane finish to their World Cup qualifier against hosts Scotland on Saturday in Glasgow . Griffiths felt Scotland had done themselves proud, despite not being able to hold on for what would have been a famous win. The questions around us centre on character, centre on the ability to withstand things that go against you and that is what we have to show. (more...)
Trump proposes privatizing United States air traffic control system
- June 08, 2017

In exchange, controllers would get guarantees that they would retain their benefits, salaries and union representation. Opponents, including Delta Air Lines , say the USA system is so large that privatization would not save money, and would drive up ticket costs and could create a national security risk. (more...)
Oil price outlook grows more gloomy despite OPEC cut extension
- June 06, 2017

Oil rebounded from the lowest close in more than two weeks after industry data showed US crude stockpiles extended declines, easing an inventory overhang. During the reporting period, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its partners extended their existing cuts by nine months. OPEC last week discussed reducing output by a further 1% to 1.5%, and could revisit the proposal should inventories remain high, sources told Reuters . (more...)
Fox News finds itself in unaccustomed spot _ out of first Fox News finds itself in unaccustomed spot _ out of first
- May 28, 2017

For the same time period, MSNBC averaged 2.4 million total views during the weekday, with Fox in second at 2.41 million and CNN third with 1.65 million. slot for "AC 360" for five straight days last week over Fox and MSNBC. But the new lineup could not withstand a news cycle that was likely tough for its Trump-supporting conservative viewers to watch. (more...)
Senate votes to confirm Branstad as ambassador to China Senate votes to confirm Branstad as ambassador to China
- May 25, 2017

Branstad to Gov. Reynolds", he said. "And I know she's got to earn it by what she does but I think she's proven to me that she's ready to do the job and do it well", Branstad said on Tuesday. She told an audience Wednesday at the Iowa Capitol she wants to reform the state tax code and encourage innovation in energy production, especially wind power and renewable fuels. (more...)
Trump condemns 'evil losers' who carried out Manchester terror attack Trump condemns 'evil losers' who carried out Manchester terror attack
- May 24, 2017

President Trump said that it's absolutely atrocious that these "beautiful young people were just going about and enjoying their life" while these utter "losers in life" killed them. At least 22 people were killed by an apparent suicide bomber. Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins, confirmed the attack was carried out by one man although detectives were still trying to establish if he "was acting alone or as part of a network". (more...)
Highlights from the 2017 London Sevens Highlights from the 2017 London Sevens
- May 22, 2017

Trailing 21-0 at half-time it seemed like that sorry statistic had the shelf life of atomic waste. They kept playing and clawed their way back into contention. The two former Melrose players are bowing out and both were hugely influential through the weekend, Robertson being named player of the final after being involved in setting up both tries. (more...)
Union: Up to 40K walking off the job at AT&T this weekend
- May 20, 2017

In California and Nevada, around 17,000 AT&T workers who provide phone, landline and cable services have been working without a contract for more than a year. The picketting is set to kick off at 3:00PM Eastern time on Friday. "The brief grievance strike has been resolved and employees are returning to work today", an AT&T spokesman told Consumerist at the time. (more...)
Pippa Middleton has HUGE glass marquee installed in garden Pippa Middleton has HUGE glass marquee installed in garden
- May 16, 2017

Sources have told the Mail that Pippa's father is tearing his hair out at the complexity of the arrangements. But what we do know, per a new E! report , is how Pippa, reportedly, has been preparing for the wedding. Andrea says that many couples have a wedding reception and then an after-party, so many guests and the bride and groom change outfits . Is this a trend? Days out from arguably the most anticipated wedding of the year , preparations are in full swing before Pippa Middleton ... (more...)
Hackers might have stolen unreleased movie from Disney Hackers might have stolen unreleased movie from Disney
- May 16, 2017

The hackers have threatened to release the first five minutes of the film and subsequently in 20-minute chunks until the ransom is paid, The Hollywood Reporter says. But a person with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to comment said the movie that was hacked was the new " Pirates of the Caribbean " sequel. (more...)
G-7 nations seek ways to make growth help more people
- May 15, 2017

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was in attendance and confirmed that cybersecurity would continue to be a main talking point for the world's seven most advanced economies. The talks, the first Group of Seven outing for US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, followed the overnight announcement of a surprise trade accord between Washington and China. (more...)
Miner BHP Billiton rebrands as BHP Miner BHP Billiton rebrands as BHP
- May 15, 2017

The campaign was developed at various locations, including BHP birthplace, Broken Hill in New South Wales. BHP will also unveil a new logo, with the orange coloured globules that now sit above the Billiton portion of the existing design to disappear. (more...)
USA clothing retail sales slip in April USA clothing retail sales slip in April
- May 13, 2017

Americans stepped up their spending at auto dealers, hardware stores and e-commerce outlets as retail sales rebounded from two sluggish months. Retail sales growth slowed again in April compared to recent months, dragged down by a drop in department and apparel specialty store performance. (more...)
Tesla starts selling solar roof; says savings to cover costs Tesla starts selling solar roof; says savings to cover costs
- May 13, 2017

Musk described the roof to reporters as a critical step toward a world that runs on sustainable energy. Even though the cost of generating solar energy has been reducing every year, according to Nature America , the high price of solar roof panels has been an impediment that has stopped the technology from going mainstream. (more...)
U.S. revises up global petroleum supply forecasts U.S. revises up global petroleum supply forecasts
- May 13, 2017

According to OPEC's latest Monthly Oil Market Report for May released on Thursday , Nigeria's output was put at 1.484 million bpd for April, from 1.21 million bpd in March, which was based on direct communication. shale" struggle will never be a battle to the death. The Saudis convinced OPEC to cut production to raise prices in November, but OPEC countries can't cope with low crude prices and already appear to be cheating to balance their national budgets. (more...)

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