Tuesday April 24-th, 2018

UK January inflation remains at 3%; slower food and raw materials prices UK January inflation remains at 3%; slower food and raw materials prices

The consumer price index in January was 3.0% higher than a year ago, the Office for National Statistics revealed on Tuesday, the level that it fell to in December from 3.1% the month before. Sterling rose 0.5% against the dollar to 1.39 U.S. dollar...

Toronto under freezing rain warning Toronto under freezing rain warning

According to Environment Canada, periods of ice pellets or freezing rain have moved into southwestern Ontario and will continue to advance eastward to reach the Golden Horseshoe. The weather is expected to clear by Sunday evening and into next week. ...

Egyptian army says 16 militants killed in Sinai operation Egyptian army says 16 militants killed in Sinai operation

Egypt launched a major assault against militants focused on the Sinai peninsula, where the militant Islamic State (IS) group has staged deadly attacks, aiming to crush their insurgency by the end of a February deadline set by President Abdel Fattah a...

Rising Ghanaian pop star Ebony dies in auto crash at age 20 Rising Ghanaian pop star Ebony dies in auto crash at age 20

She was returning to Accra after a visit to her family home in Brekum in the Brong Ahafo region. The driver of the Jeep survived the crash, but is now unconscious and receiving treatment, according to police. Ebony was discovered by Bullet of Ruff ...

Swiss Re Soars After SoftBank Approaches Reinsurer to Take Stake Swiss Re Soars After SoftBank Approaches Reinsurer to Take Stake

SoftBank could purchase as much as a third of Swiss Re, one of the world's largest reinsurers, according to people familiar with the discussions, who asked not to be identified because no agreement has been reached. " Reinsurance , especially through...

Wells Fargo banned from growing due to consumer abuses Wells Fargo banned from growing due to consumer abuses

President Donald Trump has been harshly critical of Wells Fargo . The stock decreased 0.76% or $0.495 during the last trading session, reaching $65.015. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Sell" on Thursday, September 15. The rating was initiated...

BC government boosts minimum wage to $12.65 in June BC government boosts minimum wage to $12.65 in June

While the increases are good news for those earning minimum wage, the Surrey Board of Trade says it's too much, too quick. Business groups have expressed concerns about too fast an increase, as Ontario recently jumped to $15 without a transition pe...

Bank of Baroda Q3 net down to Rs 111.78 cr Bank of Baroda Q3 net down to Rs 111.78 cr

The Calcutta-based bank envisages a provisioning requirement of Rs 722.12 crore in the January-March quarter for stressed assets. Among other parameters, the net interest margin improved to 2.72 per cent during the quarter from 2.31 per cent in...

Sterling jumps after BoE sees rates rising sooner Sterling jumps after BoE sees rates rising sooner

The central bank will thus be keeping an eye on how the fading impact of the government's House Rent Allowance (HRA) component along with pass-through of a fall in Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates impacts inflation in the coming months.

Dow plunges 1000 points as a weeklong market rout continues Dow plunges 1000 points as a weeklong market rout continues

But the index lost almost 5 percent for the week as the markets focused on rising interest rates, inflation and ballooning government debt. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gave up 77 points, or 2.9 percent, to 2,603. Germany's DAX declined 2.6 per ...

Margie's Money Saver: National Pizza Day deals Margie's Money Saver: National Pizza Day deals

Some of the players targeted in the report are General Mills, Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., McCain Foods Ltd., H.J. Heinz, Nestle S.A., Dr. Oetker GmbH, Connies Pizza, Daiya Foods Inc., California Pizza Kitchen , FRoSTA AG and Conagra Brands, Inc.

LL Bean Terminates Legendary Lifetime Returns Policy LL Bean Terminates Legendary Lifetime Returns Policy

The lifetime return guarantee shrinks to one year (with a receipt). One of customers' favorite things about shopping at L.L. Bean has changed overnight. The brand stresses that the change will only affect a small percentage of returns, and they're ...

Airline Told Me to Flush Support Hamster Down Toilet, Flier Says Airline Told Me to Flush Support Hamster Down Toilet, Flier Says

The mistake was repeated, Aldecosea said, when she showed up for the flight on November 21: a Spirit agent checked in her and Pebbles without stopping them. Delta also recently expanded its list of animals that are barred from flying to include far...

Frontier Airlines returns to Branson airport beginning June 13 Frontier Airlines returns to Branson airport beginning June 13

The company announced the new destinations today, available for purchase at flyfrontier.com with fares starting as low $39 each way. Frontier in Buffalo now operates nonstop flights to Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. "We are proud to dou...

Equities stage relief rally, halt 7-day slide on value-buying Equities stage relief rally, halt 7-day slide on value-buying

Besides, an emergence of value-buying in recently battered banking counters as well as IT stocks revived optimism on domestic bourses. Shares of Divi's Laboratories (up 1.48 per cent), Glenmark Pharmaceuticals (up 0.72 per cent), Lupin (up 0....

P&G to Cut Hundreds of Factory Jobs in Kansas, Iowa P&G to Cut Hundreds of Factory Jobs in Kansas, Iowa

PG also will move chemicals production from its plant in Kansas City, Kan ., which employs 280 workers, to a chemicals plant near its Cincinnati headquarters. The company cited efficiency and cost-cutting as factors in the move to West Virginia, des...

Restaurateur that boycotted BC wines last week thanks Notley Restaurateur that boycotted BC wines last week thanks Notley

Innocent small family run B.C. wineries will now face very serious economic circumstances beyond their control and that is entirely unacceptable. Horgan, newly arrived from a trade mission to Asia where he touted the glories of Okanagan grapes to b...

Rio Tinto 2017 Profit Rises; Announces Additional $1 Bln Share Buy-back Rio Tinto 2017 Profit Rises; Announces Additional $1 Bln Share Buy-back

A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 22,040 shares of the mining company's stock worth $933,000 after acquiring an additional 686 shares during the last quarter....

U.S. takes down global cyber crime ring that looted over $530 million U.S. takes down global cyber crime ring that looted over $530 million

The US Justice Department named the Australian man as 27-year-old Edgar Rojas aka Edgar Andres Viloria Rojas, aka Guapo, aka Guapo1988, aka Onlyshop. "But unlike the organized crime of years past, numerous organization's almost 11,000 members have ...

Waymo accuses Uber of cheating, in trade-secrets lawsuit Waymo accuses Uber of cheating, in trade-secrets lawsuit

It's been a tough morning so far for Uber's former CEO Travis Kalanick , who faced a second day of grilling from Waymo's attorneys about his efforts to compete against Google's self-driving vehicle program. "Why did you hire Anthony Levandowski...

Democrat denounces President Trump's tweet as 'false smears' Democrat denounces President Trump's tweet as 'false smears'

Calling on Trump not to interfere in Mueller's investigation, four Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee dismissed on Sunday the idea that the memo's criticism of how the FBI handled certain surveillance applications undermin...

New clues to TRAPPIST-1 Planet compositions, atmospheres New clues to TRAPPIST-1 Planet compositions, atmospheres

These planets are incredibly far away, which can make it very hard to study them. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope , in collaboration with ground-based telescopes, confirmed these planets and uncovered the other five in the system in February 20...

Japanese stocks plunge 4% after Wall St sell-off Japanese stocks plunge 4% after Wall St sell-off

It comes after the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst drop in more than six years on Monday. Investors are increasingly spooked that global interest rates are heading higher, bringing the long era of loose monetary policy and easy mone...

Oil giant BP sees annual profits soar to £4.4bn Oil giant BP sees annual profits soar to £4.4bn

Brian Gilvary, BP's chief financial officer, said that the group's cash flows were now "back in balance" as it undertakes the start of its programme to buy back the shares it paid out to shareholders in lieu of dividends during the oil market rout.

Stagecoach and Virgin awarded West Coast extension despite East Coast failure Stagecoach and Virgin awarded West Coast extension despite East Coast failure

He said: "The problem is that Stagecoach got its numbers wrong". Grayling says that the franchise has met all of its financial commitments since it began operating 2015, returning almost £1bn to the exchequer, albeit at a cost of almost £200m to St...

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs demand special package for Andhra Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs demand special package for Andhra

CPI Andhra secretary K Ramakrishna demanded the ruling TDP also to support the bandh call and prove its sincerity in fighting for justice to the state. In the high-level Parliamentary party meeting held on Sunday in Amaravati which lasted for over ...

Women's vote: Rudd claims pardoning suffragettes is Women's vote: Rudd claims pardoning suffragettes is "complicated"

A lot of this information was found in activist Mary Blathwayt's diary , who also detailed the trysts of Annie Kenney, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence and Ethel Smyth. I have sought to raise awareness of the first woman to speak in the House of Commons, s...

Oil below $70 as United States shale surge looms over bullish banks Oil below $70 as United States shale surge looms over bullish banks

EIA's Petroleum Supply Monthly data for October 2017 show that the largest increases in US crude oil exports were to Asia, followed by Europe. Almost 40 percent of all oil produced in November 2017 came from Texas, which recorded 3,891 million ...

Van Rams Into Sidewalk, Starbucks In Shanghai, Several Casualties [Photos, Videos] Van Rams Into Sidewalk, Starbucks In Shanghai, Several Casualties [Photos, Videos]

The Shanghai government said three of the injured are in critical condition. "The van was already on fire before it crashed", he said. Videos on social media showed injured people lying on the pavement next to the vehicle, with flames and smo...

US indices end tad up as US Fed leaves rates unchanged US indices end tad up as US Fed leaves rates unchanged

Federal Reserve will raise interest rates three times this year. However, stronger-than-expected private sector job data for January and pending home sales data for December renewed investor optimism and helped indices close in green for the first ...

Rory Best says he was advised to attend trial of Ulster teammates Rory Best says he was advised to attend trial of Ulster teammates

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding. The CCTV from Ollie's was played and included footage from the VIP section, where the woman was seen socialising close to several Northern Ireland football players. When asked if she was attracted at that time to ce...

Investment Doubling Stocks on Cards: Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Investment Doubling Stocks on Cards: Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

The average volume was noted at 3153.35K shares while its relative volume was seen at 1.6. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 1,447 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $112,000 after acquiring an additional 1,386 shares in ...

Fujifilm Takes Over Xerox In $6.1B Joint Venture Deal Fujifilm Takes Over Xerox In $6.1B Joint Venture Deal

On Wednesday, Japan's Fujifilm Holdings announced that it will take over Xerox . Fujifilm on Wednesday reported a 29.4 percent drop in operating profit at its document solutions operations, which includes Fuji Xerox , for the third quarter,...

Full DC Circuit upholds structure of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Full DC Circuit upholds structure of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Though it lost on the constitutional issue, it will be allowed to challenge a $109 million CFPB penalty, according to the National Law Journal coverage. English is now contesting that appointment in court. The embattled US Consumer Financial P...

Iranian women protest hijab as defiant headscarf demonstrations spread Iranian women protest hijab as defiant headscarf demonstrations spread

Protests have in recent weeks, the largest in nearly a decade, as Iranians take to the streets to protest and allegations of widespread corruption. Although her protest and was in women's demonstrations, the image of her act of resistance quickly s...

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