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President Trump returns to golf course - this time in Virginia

Club members told Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg that Trump indeed played a full 18 holes "with the club pro and a club members". Trump left after four-and-a-half hours at the club, basically long enough to play a round of golf. After describing ...

President Trump to sign executive order to undo Obama's fossil fuels regulations

Trump has already alarmed environmentalists by ordering completion of the controversial Keystone oil pipeline, promising to revive the moribund US coal industry, and asking the EPA to reconsider rules regulating clean water and fuel economy for cars....

EU Approves Dow-DuPont merger

It said the asset sales would ensure competition in the sector and benefit European farmers and consumers. Dow and DuPont have agreed to divest a significant part of DuPont's existing pesticide business, including its R.&D. Dow and DuPont were e...

'Earth Hour' Turns 10, Let's Ask Ourselves Are We Doing Enough?

ON Saturday we are asked to turn off our lights for an hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm to observe Earth Hour, which is in its 10th year of observance. It's simple: just turn off unnecessary lights and electronics. Earth Hour is an environment protec...

CA's unemployment rate hits 5 percent, the lowest in 10 years

The jobless rate among Asians in February was 3.4 percent, down from 3.7 percent in January, BLS reported . Ceres had an unemployment rate of 9.4 percent in February, down from the 9.6 percent in January. The drop brings Iowa's unemployment rate dow...

LK Advani Welcomes Supreme Court Advice To Resolve Ayodhya Dispute

Swamy said that he had already spoken to all parties and tried this. "Even the BJP has been encouraging solving the issue through negotiations", said PP Chaudhary, Minister of State for Law and Justice and a senior BJP leader. Chief priest of Ram...

Global gold prices slip on technical selling, Fed stance lends support

Gold prices edged down too, but nevertheless held near two-week highs. Japan's Nikkei dropped 0.3 percent, weighed by financial stocks, which were hurt by lower US yields and exporter stocks, which fell on the yen's gains against the dollar.

Uber president leaves after six months

The company has been fighting recent controversies, ranging from sexual harassment allegations to Kalanick's annoying behavior. Uber made overtures to drivers in the news conference as well. Jeff Jones' departure is the latest challenge facing th...

Gold inches up ahead of US Fed rate rise clues

Fed Chair Janet Yellen pointed to growing faith in the economy's trajectory as the USA central bank raised rates for the second time in three months. The metal's nine-session slide that ended Friday had marked the longest streak of declines since Ju...

Oil Rebound as IEA sees Deficit in the first half of Year

According to Sachdeva of Religare Securities, though sporadic pullback rallies are quite likely after the steep decline, broadly the outlook on crude oil prices is bearish what with the US Federal Reserve expected to hike interest rates and the exp...

Nikkei slips, thanks to strong yen on Fed view, Fast Retailing's fall

The Nikkei rose 0.1 percent to 19,590.14 points, after trading in negative territory earlier in the session. The TOPIX index of all First Section issues ended up 1.38 points, or 0.09 percent, at 1,572.69, after shedding 3.59 points the previous day...

GoPro slashes workforce by 270 amidst continuing retrenchment

Chief Executive Nick Woodman said as much in a statement announcing the layoffs. The latest move by GoPro will also include shutting down the entertainment division as it continues to streamline its products which will include new hardware and so...

State jobless rate falls to record 3.8%

The employment to population ratio estimate of 61.3 percent remained above the US average of 59.9 percent. "When you have an increase in the labor force, and all of those people aren't able to find work, you will see an uptick in the rate", Washing...

Flights Canceled Due To Winter Weather Up North

On Monday, heavy snow and strong winds are expected to stretch from Washington, D.C.to Boston, but the storm will hit a much larger swatch of the USA, too. At Mineta San Jose International Airport, six flights have been cancelled since Monday afterno...

US Attorney Preet Bharara fired by Trump administration

First Assistant U.S. Attorney James Tierney will serve as acting U.S. Attorney until President Trump makes a nomination and that person is confirmed by the Senate. As such, Bharara prosecuted more than 12 state lawmakers from both the Republican and ...

Wall Street Meets "The Fearless Girl"

As part of the campaign, State Street is sending a letter to 3500 corporations calling for more gender diversity in the upper echelons of management, amid warnings that it will vote against boards that fail to take steps to push women up the leader...

Dick's Sporting Goods jumps on earnings beat (DKS)

On the earnings front, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.7. Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods are up 18.7% in the trailing 12-month period. At the International Securities Exchange (ISE), Chica...

Oil prices have fallen on worries China will cut demand

The Azerbaijani Energy Ministry revised its forecast for oil output, following the struck of the first since 2001 deal between OPEC and non-OPEC states to curtail oil output jointly. In January Azerbaijan produced 793,900 barrels of oil per day. At...

Trump Cites Photo Of Schumer, Putin Eating Donuts In Calling For Probe

Chuck Schumer (D - New York), American Democrats are pushing for investigations into executive relationships with Russian Federation, and President Donald Trump is responding tit for tat. "It's possible I won't be able to get along with Putin". Ses...

Rick Perry Wanted to Abolish the Energy Dept., Now He Runs It

Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement opposing the confirmation of former Texas Governor Rick Perry, President Trump's nominee for U.S. "Rick Perry has earned his reputation as a hard worker and legislator who's not afraid to make t...

Momentum Stocks Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR)

Going forward, the company's aggressive restructuring actions and strategic divestures are expected to boost margins. The company reported its EPS on 02/07/2017. Investors of record on Friday, February 17th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per sha...

Snap Applies Lock-up to IPO Shares

Proceeds from the U.S. IPO market were only 18.8 billion dollars a year ago down from 86.6 billion dollars in 2014, according to Renaissance Capital. Some analysts are expressing pessimism about the immediate future of the stock, pointing out that ...

DACA Dreamer Arrested After Speaking at Press Conference

Undocumented immigrants, who were by definition risking deportation with their every public utterance, honed a reputation for being fearless, less beholden to party politics, and strategically bold in their tactics. In the past, his clients could usu...

Trump administration pushes back signing new travel ban, official says

The officials also said the order will exclude explicit exemption for religious minorities in the countries targeted by the travel ban. The initial order that came at the end of January led to mass protests in the country and overseas after many pe...

Indian economic growth slows in December quarter of 2016

The government also revised the growth rate for the second quarter to 7.4 per cent from the earlier 7.3 per cent. It was feared that demonetisation affected in the middle of the third quarter (November 9, 2016) would have adverse bearing on various...

Airbus profits hit by A400M costs

Hailed at the time as an innovative, fixed-price commercial-style deal, the contract foundered over the problems with the West's largest turboprop engines and an ambitious schedule for innovations such as ground-hugging technology to avoid radar.

Sunday and Public Holiday Penalty Rates Cut

In a laborious 551-page decision, the Fair Work Commission has grudgingly acknowledged that times have changed since "penalty rates" were introduced in the 1940s for work done outside Monday to Friday daytime hours. The commission reviewed Saturday...

Edinburgh ranked 'second most congested city in the UK'

Moscow took second place, with motorists sitting in traffic jams for 91 hours, followed by NY on 89. According to the newly published findings the United Kingdom is the third worst traffic congestion country in Europe and drivers are spending an av...

United Kingdom economy strong in 2016 but signs of weakness ahead

However, the pound fell after the report, which no longer showed the United Kingdom was the fastest-growing major advanced economy previous year. Meanwhile business investment decreased by 1.5 per cent between 2015 and 2016, a fall of £2.7bn.

Jay Z is launching a venture capital fund

As with most projects involving the Carters, Jay Z and his fellow businessmen haven't publicly commented on the VC fund. The focus will be investing in start-ups and technology companies, the site reported . Since 2012, Shawn Carter and Brown have...

From London, Macron lays red carpet for banks, academics, and researchers

On Monday, Ms Le Pen told Mr Hariri that in her opinion the only realistic alternative to Mr Assad was a Syria ruled by Islamic State. "This is the protocol" at the mufti's office, the statement said. In a statement on Tuesday, officials said...

Health premiums cut in half in pre-election BC budget

It will be phased in with the rate being cut to 3.5 per cent from seven per cent effective this fall, and fully exempt from PST by April 2019. Phasing out the PST on power will cost the province $164 million in foregone revenue. So how might the 2017...

Burger King owner loves that chicken at Popeye's, paying $1.8 billion

Kobza says RBI expects to brand's growth to accelerate in worldwide markets, with numerous development agreements signed within the last three years. Restaurant Brands was formed in 2014 when 3G Capital-backed Burger King acquired Tim Hortons, the ...

Arms trade hits highest level since Cold War

With a one-third share of global arms exports, the USA was the top arms exporter in 2012- 16. Overall the middle east's arms imports increased by 86% with Qatar increasing their imports ny 245%. The Middle East and Asia remain the key markets f...

Michael Floyd: 5 best fits in National Football League free agency

Bodycam footage showed officers approaching Floyd's auto at the intersection and needing a forceful knock to wake up an unconscious Floyd. The Patriots spent considerable time talking about ways to get Floyd on the 46-man game-day roster, but they ...

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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...