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NC chefs named James Beard semi-finalists

Lomas was nominated a year ago in the same category. Miami, however, was shut out of the Outstanding Bar Program, Outstanding Pastry Chef, and Outstanding Chef awards, though Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch) was nominated for an Outstanding Chef award...

Limited Upside from Cisco (CSCO) After Recent Rally

This Computer and Technology Sector stock now has the Market Capitalization of 162.14 Billion. (NASDAQ: CSCO ) to report earnings on Feb, 15 for the fiscal quarter ending Jan 2017. The original version of this report can be read at https://www.com-un...

US National Security Adviser Flynn resigns over controversial Russian contacts

Just three weeks after taking office, and after a campaign that highlighted his executive experience, Trump is facing calls both from inside and outside his administration to reshuffle his senior leadership team. On Tuesday, The New York Times pub...

More than 55000 United States bridges structurally deficient

State officials have identified needed repairs on 1,614 bridges, which the state estimates will cost $888 million. If that's all the improvement that can be gained in 12 months, the group says it would take more than 20 years to improve or replace al...

Teva Pharma Q4 Profit Beats Estimates; Reaffirms 2017 Non-GAAP Guidance

Hudock Capital Group LLC increased its position in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited by 37.6% in the second quarter. The stock floated in a price range of $14.53 to $15.41, with market capitalization of $2.84B. Investors of record on Thursday,...

'Fifty Shades Darker': What the Critics Are Saying

Newsday archly noted : "For a woman like Anastasia, there's only one real enemy, of course: another woman." Variety: "The new film has lost its predecessor's feminine perspective". This comes after the Fifty Shades Darker cast has reportedly be...

Sen. John McCain vs. President Donald Trump

But at Wednesday's press briefing, Spicer took exception, saying that the raid was a success, and that "anyone who would suggest that it is not does a disservice to the life of Chief Ryan Owens". The comment sparked a firestorm of criticism from bo...

Ryanair says fares fall more than expected but profits on track

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said: "As previously guided, our fares this winter have fallen sharply as Ryanair continues to grow traffic and load factors strongly in many European markets". Ryanair maintained its full-year profit forecast for a rang...

Comments on President Trump's Executive Action on Dodd-Frank & Fiduciary Rule

This afternoon, the president ordered a review of the 2010 financial regulatory law Dodd-Frank and directed the Secretary of Labor to review the fiduciary rule, a regulation set to go into effect in April. Conservatives opposed to the legislation arg...

Trump 'Fumes' At Australian PM Over Obama Refugee Deal

The Prime Minister and President were speaking about a proposed asylum seeker deal that would see the US take in 1,250 refugees from Australia's offshore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island, Daily Mail reports. Opposition leader Bill Shorte...

Head of Homeland Security meets with Abbott in RGV

Nearly 2,000 miles of border separates the two countries. "Any discussion about the protection of our southwest border involves discussion of physical barriers but also of technological sensors, things like that", Kelly told Fox News .

Peter Thiel citizenship file released

Of course, Thiel's application for citizenship in New Zealand-which has free public health care, a minimum wage of about 11 US dollars, and a strong social safety net-came several years before he became one of Trump's most public boosters. In the Jan...

Idea to join Reliance Jio, will roll out VoLTE services this year

Now, Vodafone has confirmed that its Indian subsidiary and Idea cellular are in talks for a merger. Idea, on its part, stated that the talks are based on equal rights for both the companies. Insiders said this was likely to be dropped by the merged...

Donald Trump: 'US President is a negotiator, not Terminator' - Mexican billionaire, Slim

On Thursday, Peña Nieto canceled his meeting with Trump. In a brief appearance Wednesday at the Department of Homeland Security, President Donald Trump went out of his way to paint illegal immigrants as unsafe predators, making no distinction betwe...

Diageo profits soar as favourable exchange rates pour life into drinks giant

The company saw its operating profit increase 4.4% on an organic basis , double of what the analysts had predicted. Diageo , which makes brands including Smirnoff vodka and Captain Morgan rum, said pretax profit in the six months ended December ...

Australian Inflation lower than expected

Annual CPI growth quickened to 1.5 per cent from 1.3 per cent, however it fell short of economists' forecasts for a 1.6 per cent increase. This marks the ninth consecutive quarter that inflation has been well below it. The average of RBA's two core i...

NAR: Existing-Home Sales In 2016 Reached Highest Rate In A Decade

Inventory dropped for the 19th month in a row, with unsold properties at a 3.6-month supply, down from 3.9 months a year ago. While a strengthening economy and tightening labor market, which is steadily driving up wages, are supporting the housing ...

Safran Takeover of Zodiac Aerospace Revealed in $9B Bid

The tie-up would create the second-largest global supplier of aircraft equipment which would benefit from "global leadership positions across the whole aircraft value chain" with combined revenues of 21.2 billion euros, it said. The deal, supported b...

Canadian Dollar Spanked by its Central Bank

The Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent and providing a deeper assessment of the risks associated with the big economic unknowns of a Trump presidency. US stocks have already priced in a lot of good news, mostly on...

Essilor acquiring Ray-Ban producer

Already the owner of big sunglasses brands like Ray Ban and Oakley, Italian eyewear company Luxottica has turned its gaze to the corrective lens market . The companies had expected rapid growth in the global eyewear market, saying that at least 2.5 b...

Do Bank Of America's Results Justify The Share Price?

The company announced its last quarter financial performance results on 10/17/2016. The company has a Mean Recommendation of 1.94 based on a scale of 1-5 provided by Thomson Reuters . The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 233.12 Billio...

Rex Tillerson Faces Confirmation Hearing For Secretary Of State

However, he said they could also send a "weak" message unless carefully crafted and applied on an worldwide basis. Liberal advocacy group American Bridge quickly pointed out that Exxon did, in fact, report lobbying on Iran sanctions legislation in ...

Obama Ending 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy for Cuban Migrants

If everything checks out, they are allowed to enter the United States under a law that is usually reserved for " individual cases of exceptionally compelling humanitarian or national interest ". The so-called "wet foot, dry foot" policy was create...

December retail sales finish 2016 on a high note

The total, which is up 4 percent over 2015, exceeded the trade organization's 3.6 percent. Core sales, the figures that are used to calculate gross domestic product and which exclude such categories as autos, gasoline stations and building material...

Def Leppard returning to Usana Amphitheatre, June 19

We'll keep you posted on more as they come. Glam rockers Def Leppard are set to become the next artist to make a return to the Denny Sanford Premier Center. "I know all of us will give 1,000 percent on stage, and we are looking forward to perform...

Stock Futures Mostly Lower as Crude Oil Slides Below $53

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index's momentum slowed, however, after disappointing business updates from major companies, including Lufthansa. They are set to post their strongest quarterly growth in three years, with earnings estimated to have risen 5.8 p...

Valeant To Sell Dendreon To Sanpower Group For $819.9 Million In Cash

Valeant's shares hit $16.28 apiece midday, up 5.5% from market's open. While the divestitures are a positive sign that the company has actively started to shape its balance sheet and address the big leverage ratio, it also highlights that Valeant m...

Volkswagen Tiguan gets bigger, smarter, and faster to suit American tastes

Woebcken said at a press conference. Which, you won't be astonished to learn, it's not. The model uses VW's MQB architecture, but was developed specifically for American customers. The updated infotainment system boasts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto,...

$6M in Jewelry Stolen in New Year's Eve Heist

The men broke into the KGK Holdings jewelry wholesaler at 70 W. 36th St.at about 10 p.m. on Saturday, by using a pry-bar and hammer to get in, police said. One of the robbers, a young white male with a beard, looked directly into the camera as they t...

Finland Starts Handing Out a Basic Income

Part of the reason for the experiment in Finland - where the unemployment rate is about 8% - is that its social welfare system allows a jobless person to refuse to take a low-income or short-term job if it drastically reduces their financial benefits...

Petroleum price to remain unchanged till Jan 15

The petrol and diesel prices are restructured on every 1st and 16th of the month by public sector petroleum companies. "In order to maintain stability since April 2016, prices have been maintained despite fluctuation in global prices and the govern...

Cowboys' offense finds its groove in beatdown of Lions

Whether the Lions win or lose against the Cowboys, they will be playing the Green Bay Packers for first place in the NFC North next week either way. Lee won't cover Ebron all of the time, but he's a difference maker in a Cowboys defense that's vuln...

United Kingdom economy beats growth forecast in Q3

Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of USA economic activity, increased at a 3.0% rate in the third quarter, an upward revision from the 2.8% pace reported last month. "Indeed, we expect GDP growth to slow markedly to 1.3% in 2...

Donald Trump Calls On Boeing To Offer Quote For F-35 Rival

Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin's CEO, told the President-elect she was personally committed to reducing the cost of the F-35 and had heard his message "loud and clear". Trump discussed the F-35 program with Hewson on Wednesday, promising to decreas...

Manhunt launched for killer of toddler shot in Arkansas road rage incident

Acen King was fatally shot while in the backseat of his grandmother's vehicle over the weekend because the suspect felt the driver "wasn't moving fast enough at a stop sign", police said. A one-year-old was also in the vehicle with his grandmother du...

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Spicer confirms Western Wall 'clearly in Jerusalem'

The Texas senator's statement follows statements from three separate Trump administration officials refusing to say whether the Western Wall in (Israel's capital city of) Jerusale...

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

U.S. president Donald Trump has called for far stronger sanctions on North Korea after the country test-fired a ballistic missile. "The Secretary-General calls on the DPRK to ensu...

Hyundai, Kia Recall Moves Forward

Hyundai and Kia initially rejected the recall, saying that the defects did not affect safety. The subjected models include Hyundai's Avante compact, i30 hatchback, Sonata mi...

Cassia voters vote out incumbent school board members

Sagaponack voters unanimously passed the school's $1.7 million budget proposal, with 19 votes for and none against. Catania has said the district plans to pair the incurring of t...

Hackers threaten to leak unreleased Disney movie if not paid 'huge' ransom

Deadline .com said the film was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the latest instalment of the franchise starring Johnny Depp. The company's future theatrical rel...

Elon Musk Has Solve for Los Angeles Traffic, Too

Vehicles will be transported through the tunnels on platforms, called skates or sleds, powered by electricity at speeds of up to 200 kmh (125 mph). Since he was dropping video ...

United States retail sales rose 0.4% in April

On a 12-month smoothed basis, retail sales rose by 4.1%, their smallest increase in eight months. Retail trade sales were up 0.4% from March 2017, and up 4.5% from previous year ...

Puerto Rico Governor Announces $70 Billion Debt Restructuring Plan

He noted that unlike a regular bankruptcy on the USA mainland, a judge can not unilaterally seize any of Puerto Rico's assets without prior authorization from the federal control...

Need to choke financial resources of Naxal groups: Rajnath Singh

The Home Minister also wanted special action plans through the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to increase connectivity across the entire extremist-affected areas. the Cen...

Mike Tyson is full of praise for Anthony Joshua

Right before last Saturday's epic fight, Joshua was presented with a bespoke Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic, a £150,000 (N61m) auto that would naturally command respect anyti...

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Italy gets Google to pay $335 million in tax arrears

Italy gets Google to pay $335 million in tax arrears

In 2015, the last year for which accounts are available, Google Ireland generated sales to the value of €22.6bn - about a third of its total income that year - but only paid €48m i...

National Day of Prayer is Thursday

National Day of Prayer is Thursday

Signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, this national call to pray for America takes place on the first Thursday of each May. In 1988, the law was amended so that the Nati...

Physicians Realty Trust Setting The Table For Earnings

Physicians Realty Trust Setting The Table For Earnings

Among 10 analysts covering MercadoLibre ( NASDAQ:MELI ), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Institutional investors now hold around $2.62 billion or 67.5% in QTS stock. The d...

Appeals court upholds decision to block Anthem bid for Cigna

Appeals court upholds decision to block Anthem bid for Cigna

After the merger was first blocked, Cigna filed a lawsuit against Anthem seeking at least $14 billion in damages, which is a lot more than the $1.85 billion contractual breakup...

Here's How Trump's New Tax Plan Could Affect Your Wallet

They must be deeply embarrassed at now having to pretend that two plus two equals seven. Overall it's not even likely that this plan will pass , but if the proposed changes c...