Economy

Google advertising boycotts spreads from Ireland to the US

Google advertising boycotts spreads from Ireland to the US

AT&T and Verizon have made a decision to remove their ads from YouTube over videos promoting hateful speech and terrorism. "American advertisers making statements will cause American investors to pay infinitely more attention to an issue that is already gripping much of the industry", said Brian Wieser, analyst at Pivotal Research Group, which downgraded Google parent Alphabet Inc.'s stock on Monday over the issue. Read More

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH)

Given that liquidity is king in short-term, CHK is a stock with 884.25 million shares outstanding that normally trades 15.23% of its float. National Planning Corp raised its stake in Chesapeake Energy by 13.8% in the fourth quarter. Receive Chesapeake Energy Corporation News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Chesapeake Energy Corporation with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email ... Read More

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Google shares open source documentation online

Google shares open source documentation online

In the past, we've told about the top open source projects from the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, etc. Google has had massive success with open source projects such as Android, Kubernetes , and TensorFlow and if you are one of those companies that are also looking to go open source with some of your internal code, these documents are for sure worth looking at. Read More

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Dave Brat: Trump's Attacks On Freedom Caucus Are Result Of 'Bad Counsel'

Republican leaders are still struggling to satisfy two diametrically opposed forces: moderates who want to see to government lend more support to middle and low-income people to buy health insurance and conservatives who want to see Obamacare repealed more fully so that even popular regulations like the one requiring insurers to cover people with pre-existing conditions disappear. Read More

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Petition in NGT against illegal slaughter houses

Petition in NGT against illegal slaughter houses

And if a very large proportion of the 7,000 abattoirs in the country, not just in UP, are illegal, the Union and state governments over the years are mostly to blame-they have either not enforced the law for decades or the law itself is impossible to comply with due to shortage of inspectors, high incidence of bribes, unavailability of land to relocate, etc. Read More

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Madoff victim leaps to death in NY

Madoff victim leaps to death in NY

The head of the fund, John Paulson , released a statement saying: "We are extremely saddened by this news". Charles Murphy, 56, whose Fairfield Greenwich hedge fund lost more than $7 billion to Madoff, jumped off the 24th floor of a luxury Manhattan hotel at around 5:00pm, which left many New Yorkers to witness a gruesome scene. Read More

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LG wants BLU phones banned over alleged patent infringement

LG wants BLU phones banned over alleged patent infringement

The company said the U.S. phone manufacturer has infringed five Long Term Evolution standard-related patents owned by LG. This marks the first patent complaint made against a smartphone maker by the Korean tech company. for the fifth straight year since 2012, according to patent consultancy TechIPM. LG said that it has already sent four warnings to the company so far but never received a response. Read More

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Why Analysts Stacks up on Realty Income Corporation (O)?

The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.3 on March 24, reaching $88.87. Relative Strength Index (RSI) was 35.24. Traditionally, and according to Wilder, RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when below 30. The firm earned $287.84 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $282.54 million. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 12.0% compared to the same quarter past year. Read More

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United Airlines stops girls with leggings, ignites Twitter storm

The girls, who were flying standby on Sunday from Denver to Minneapolis using free passes for employees or family members, were told by a gate attendant that they could not get on the plane while wearing the form-fitting trousers. United Airlines defended the gate agent's decision in a series of tweets . "When taking advantage of this benefit, all employees and pass riders are considered representatives of United", the statement reads. Read More

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Elon Musk offers sneak peek of Tesla Model 3

The company says it aims to ramp up operations at its California assembly plant to produce 500,000 cars in 2018 - an amazingly ambitious goal. The CEO Musk called himself a "dumb idiot" for naming this as Model 3. The Model 3 will have a single screen that combines instrument cluster and infotainment information in one place. So that'd suggest the production line at Tesla's Fremont plant is ready to go. Read More

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AP explains the 'nuclear option' in the Senate

Republicans hold a 52 to 48 majority in the Senate. Gorsuch's answers to the questions will be under oath, and Leahy expects to receive the responses ahead of next week's Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the nomination. This week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his intention to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination. Gorsuch during his confirmation hearing last week endured tough questions from Democrats on the committee, many of whom probed the judge's views on issues ... Read More

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Amtrak service to be curtailed for 1 day for track upgrades

Amtrak service to be curtailed for 1 day for track upgrades

The train was traveling from Boston and New York City before arriving in Chicago . "Most people stayed calm". It occurred at one of a series of track switches that trains pass through to direct them to platforms in the station. Passengers in the three cars that derailed were moved from those cars to another part of the train and arrived at the station just before noon. Amtrak advertises the daily route from New York's Penn Station to Union Station as a 19-hour journey aboard the Lake Shore ... Read More

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Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

As a result, businesses using Amazon Connect and Zendesk will be well-equipped to deliver support experiences that are tailored to the customer, and change dynamically based on their past and current interactions. "Ten years ago, we made the decision to build our own customer contact center technology from scratch because legacy solutions did not provide the scale, cost structure, and features we needed to deliver excellent customer service for our customers around the world", said Tom ... Read More

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Apple and (RED) mark partnership anniversary with special launch

The overall market for tablets has been steadily declining after several years of rapid growth. According to IDC, tablet shipments fell 20 percent in the final three months of 2016, compared with the same period previous year. The new 9.7-inch iPad will launch on Friday, March 24 in Apple's online and brick-and-mortar stores. The iPad can be ordered from apple.com beginning Friday. Read More

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Family of American killed in London thanks wellwishers

Family of American killed in London thanks wellwishers

Kurt is one of the four people who died when 52-year-old Khalid Masood drove his vehicle across the Westminster Bridge towards Big Ben, crashed into railings, and drove onto the sidewalk in an attempt to hit people. They thanked the public for its outpouring of support and celebrate Kurt Cochran's life, instead of focusing on the attacker. "That's what we choose to do also". Read More

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Implications of rising U.S. interest rates

Implications of rising U.S. interest rates

This is just the third U.S. rate hike since the 2008 financial crisis, but the median Fed policymaker expects two more rate hikes this year, and three in both 2018 and 2019, broadly in line with our expectations. "They are buying themselves some leeway in the future to let inflation tick higher and still not raise rates faster". Expect to see similar increases on that vehicle loan rate. Read More

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Amid Leggings Uproar, United Says Stricter Standard For Employee Passes

Amid Leggings Uproar, United Says Stricter Standard For Employee Passes

Since the incident the airline has also clarified that all "regular" paying customers are entitled to wear leggings if they wish. But that still hasn't softened the ire of critics, who say the airline's policy is sexist and intrusive. So far, it's been a positive move for Delta , with responses celebrating the airliner and its services, specifically comparing it to United's. "I have flown united before with literally no trousers on". Read More

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Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accident

Now, Uber is looking at whether the passenger could have reacted sooner to the incident, or if updates to the vehicle's software could have helped the auto itself react sooner to the situation. Initial police report suggests that Uber's vehicle was not to be blamed, but other auto failed to yield to Uber's vehicle, which caused the self-driving auto to flip on its side. Read More

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Souq.com says Amazon has bought it after $800M counteroffer

As Russ Grandineti - Senior Vice President of Amazon - said, both Amazon and Souq are driven by invention, customers, and long-term innovation. Actually, Amazon is not the only marketplace that is interested in Souq. Souq, led by its founder Syrian entrepreneur Ronaldo Mouchawar , fills an important geographic gap for Amazon . Rumours about Amazon's interest in Souq.com have circulated for months. Read More

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US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

The strength in consumer confidence was higher in the current data and in the expectations. Analysts had expected the index to fall to 114.0 in February. Analysts had been expecting a decrease of almost three points. Consumers are more confident about both their present situations and their expectations for the future, according to the Conference Board . Read More

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Fire erupts on Chelsea Market roof

Fire erupts on Chelsea Market roof

Hundreds of evacuated people are standing on the street, and it's unknown whether anyone has been seriously injured. Chelsea Market, which occupies the first floor, houses restaurants including Michael Solomonov's Dizengoff. Squires said that as soon as he and his friends left the scene of the fire, they returned to their acting class for the remainder of the period. "People were pretty calm, the only thing was that there was a lot of smoke on top of the building and we could see it clearly". Read More

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New 12-sided British pound coin enters circulation

New 12-sided British pound coin enters circulation

You'll probably start seeing them in the following weeks. The old coin was round. The public are reminded to return their old £1 coins to the bank before October 15th, as this is the date they will cease to be legal tender. "In 30 years of minting - and 20 years of mine - there has probably not been any significant change in the way we secure coins". They will be accepted by the parking meters until they are no longer classed as legal tender in October. Read More

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Canada to legalize marijuana in 2018, CBC reports

Mr Trudeau has long promised to legalise recreational cannabis use and sales . Regardless of the roller coaster of legality over the last several months, the great white north looks poised to finally end marijuana prohibition by Canada Day 2018, and in theory, nothing is more Canadian than combining personal freedom and marijuana. Read More

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No. 1 South Carolina follows men's team, reaches Final Four

No. 1 South Carolina follows men's team, reaches Final Four

What a game we are expecting on Saturday, as the Oregon Ducks take on the North Carolina Tar Heels at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Frank Martin is living the dream. SC had never even been to the Sweet 16 in the modern era before this season. "But it helped stimulate my mind to figure out how I wanted to do it and more than anything give me the patience that you have to have whenever you're going through a complete rebuild, which is what we're doing here, and obviously what ... Read More

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Lights go out around the world for 10th anniversary of Earth Hour

Lights go out around the world for 10th anniversary of Earth Hour

March 25, 2017 completed a decade of the foundation of the global initiative Earth Hour for raising awareness regarding the environmental issues and supporting the action for climate change. According to him, the country is among the 10 countries worst hit by climate change. Some of those policies, Das said , include China's push to invest in renewable energy, India's pledge for more solar power, Spain's insistence on fulfilling the commitments in the Paris agreement and the fact that ... Read More

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