Economy

Snap poll expected to strengthen Theresa May

Snap poll expected to strengthen Theresa May

Britain's next national election had not been due until 2020, a year after the scheduled completion of two years of European Union exit talks. All sides are now gearing up for the fourth major election in four years, after last June's shock referendum vote for Brexit, the 2015 general election, and the 2014 Scottish independence vote. Read More

Continue Reading »

Oil prices drop as United States pumps more

Oil prices drop as United States pumps more

Oil prices regained some ground on Thursday, after steep losses in the previous session, as leading Gulf oil producers signalled a likely extension of OPEC-led supply cuts beyond the middle of the year. Benchmark Brent crude futures were down 49 cents at $55.40 at 0310 GMT. The compliance rate with the agreement among OPEC members and some non-members, including Russian Federation, "has been impressive", the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its monthly oil market report, giving a ... Read More

Continue Reading »

UK Election Debates Won't Feature The Prime Minister

UK Election Debates Won't Feature The Prime Minister

When pressed on what the election was about, she said: "This election is about preventing the Tories ( Conservatives ) from getting such an overwhelming majority that there is no possibility of dissent in this country". The decision came after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a phone call with May following her election announcement Tuesday. Labour's embattled Corbyn faces speculation that a dismal performance in the election could spell the end of his time at the helm ... Read More

Continue Reading »

United Airlines changes policy following backlash over violently dragging off man

Under the change, crew travel must be booked at least 60 minutes before departure - so that while passengers may still be bumped in favor of crew members, it won't happen once they've already boarded the aircraft. Last year, more than 475,000 passengers were bumped from flights, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Video of the incident quickly went viral, causing global outrage. Read More

Continue Reading »

United Airlines Changes Policy After Doctor Dragged Off Flight

United Airlines Changes Policy After Doctor Dragged Off Flight

The passenger, David Dao, boarded the flight last Sunday evening and took his seat before the crew announced four seats were needed to accommodate airline personnel. "Bell said another passenger who was Mexican told him, "'Hey, that's a scorpion, they're unsafe, '. The department's roughly 300 officers guard the city's two main airports but are not part of the regular Chicago police force, receive less training and can not carry guns inside the terminals. Read More

Continue Reading »

Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria

Israeli leaders applauded the US missile strike that targeted a Syrian airfield this month, in response to Assad's use of chemical weapons on civilians. He said Israel welcomed the "strategic change of American leadership and American policy". Additionally, Russia has moved three warships to Syria's coast , further complicating the US's options should it launch another strike. Read More

Continue Reading »

Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in May ahead of a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. "The only decision that will end the legitimacy debate and ease people's concerns about the judiciary is for the High Election Board to cancel the referendum", Tezcan said. Read More

Continue Reading »

'It's more than a good start': How province's housing measures hit Hamilton

Ontario's provincial government said it will apply a 15 percent levy on non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents and non-Canadian corporations buying residential properties containing one to six units in the greater Toronto area. The Ontario government has unveiled a new plan to help tackle the red hot housing market in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH). Known as "assignment" in the real estate industry, many purchasers now enter into contractual agreements to buy property, then offload ... Read More

Continue Reading »

Man dragged from United flight launches legal action

Man dragged from United flight launches legal action

Oscar Munoz, United Airlines CEO, gave a brief apology for having to re-accommodate passengers, according to a CNN post. In the ABC interview, Munoz apologized profusely to Dao, his family, passengers and United customers. A passenger captured video of the ordeal. A video of Dao being pulled from his seat after he refused to leave the full plane has been seen around the world. Read More

Continue Reading »

Netflix Growth Slows Due To Content Delays

Global net additions were down from 5.1 million in the previous quarter to 3.5 million. Previously the company had projected net gains of 1.5 million in the United States and 3.7 million internationally. " That is not a strategy that we think is smart for us since we believe we can earn more viewing and satisfaction from spending that money on movies and TV shows ", Netflix noted Monday in its shareholder letter . Read More

Continue Reading »

Nintendo Switch North America Sales Figures Revealed

According to Forbes , "some analysts are pinning the total global sales between 2.5 and 3 million". The game company sold more than 906,000 units in March, which isn't a traditional console launch month. Breath of the Wild , meanwhile, sold 1.3 million copies across Switch and Wii U in that same window (925,000 units were sold for Nintendo Switch/460,000 units sold for the Wii U). Read More

Continue Reading »

Arkansas carries out 1st of planned executions

CT (8 p.m. ET) on Thursday. He made no final statement and did not show signs of suffering as his execution was carried out, according to the Associated Press. Lee's lethal injection for the 1993 beating death of Debra Reese was the only one carried out so far by the state this month, despite an original plan to execute eight inmates in April before its supply of one of the three drugs used expires . Read More

Continue Reading »

O'Reilly leaves Fox News amid harassment claims

The announcement followed growing reports that the corporation headed by Rupert Murdoch meant to sack the veteran host and just hours after the right-wing television personality was photographed shaking hands with Pope Francis in Rome. Whether O'Reilly's absence from Fox will change the direction of the conservative movement, Jon Fleischman, conservative blogger from Orange County said mostly not. Read More

Continue Reading »

SUPERGIRL: Is General Zod Coming To National City?

SUPERGIRL: Is General Zod Coming To National City?

He is expected to be introduced in the season 2 finale. If that's not enough, Gibbon has also appeared on Arrow and has voiced characters including Nick Fury and The Hulk in animation. Are you excited to see General Zod on Supergirl? He is a radical leader of Krypton's military forces, who is imprisoned in The Phantom Zone just before the planet's destruction. Read More

Continue Reading »

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research

Over the past decade, "what really did it for Netflix was the explosion of phones and tablets that allowed people to watch video everywhere", said Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. "We have a large market opportunity ahead of us", Netflix said. Netflix ended March with almost 48 million subscribers outside the U.S. "We expect to cross the 100 million member mark this weekend", Netflix wrote in its letter to shareholders Monday. Read More

Continue Reading »

Ontario to tax non-resident foreign housing buyers 15%

Wynne said it's hoped the 16 measures - most of which will be contained in legislation that must first pass before they proceed - will curb housing costs that are rising "way faster than people's paycheques". Also to its credit, it concedes some basics of supply and demand: If you increase the housing supply, prices will go down. "RBC's affordability data strongly indicate that the Toronto area market is in a high-risk zone", the report said. Read More

Continue Reading »

Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' executive order targeting foreign material sourcing

Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' executive order targeting foreign material sourcing

Last year, Disney was accused of taking advantage of the H-1B visa scheme to lay off American technology workers, who were forced to train their foreign replacements. "I am proud to stand with the President as he leads on prioritizing American workers and American products first". Lottery funds more than 65,000 H1-B applications each year with another 20,000 handed out to graduate student workers. Read More

Continue Reading »

United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018

The stock ended up at $69 on Thursday, reducing the company's market cap by $770 million to $21.5 billion. Given that United controls 20 per cent of the air traffic between the United States and China, CEO Oscar Munoz's visit is self-explanatory, said the China Daily, although it didn't specify any dates for the visit. Read More

Continue Reading »

'Mother of all bombs' kills at least 90 IS militants in Afghanistan

The biggest non-nuclear bomb ever dropped in combat by the USA military killed 36 militants in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday, and villagers in the remote, mountainous area described being terrified by the "earsplitting blast". On April 13, USA forces deployed an MOAB in the Achin District of the Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai tweeted: "This is not the war on terror, but the inhuman and most brutal misuse of our country as testing ground for ... Read More

Continue Reading »

'No doubt' Syria retained chem weapons: Mattis

Mattis spoke alongside Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The two countries are working to set a more positive tone after eight years of friction under President Donald Trump's Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. Defense Secretary James Mattis met with top Israeli leaders on Friday and said that the United States "maintains absolute and unwavering commitment to Israel's security", The Times of Israel reported . Read More

Continue Reading »

US Vice President: US will work with Japan on DPRK

China could ratchet up economic pressure to coerce Pyongyang into agreeing to US terms for talks. Trump may think this is good negotiating, but in reality it just signals more confusion. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency called the carrier's deployment "nothing but a reckless action of aggression to aggravate the tensions in the region". Read More

Continue Reading »

Controversy Has Sparked Over NYC's Fearless Girl and Charging Bull Statues

Artist Kristen Visbal's figure was first placed on a traffic island near Wall Street on March 7, on the eve of International Women's Day, to make a point: There's a dearth of women on the boards of the largest US corporations. Before Fearless Girl came on the scene, the bull was an encouraging representation of a booming economy. But Siegel, in a letter to Mayor de Blasio, urged Hizzoner to take the bull by the horns and remove the girl's statute for good. Read More

Continue Reading »

Investors Real Estate Trust (IRET) Shares Bought by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP

State Street Corp boosted its position in Investors Real Estate Trust by 9.3% in the fourth quarter. Receive Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. Read More

Continue Reading »

Protesting Tamil Nadu farmers drink urine

Protesting Tamil Nadu farmers drink urine

The farmers, who had vowed to drink urine and eat faeces if their demands were not made, reconsidered their strategy after the intervention by Delhi Police. That is our right. Cutting across the political spectrum political leaders from the state have offered their support to the farmers who have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for the past one month. Read More

Continue Reading »

The Trump Administration's H-1B Visa Changes Are Creating Uncertainty Among Employers

The Trump Administration's H-1B Visa Changes Are Creating Uncertainty Among Employers

The order aligns with President Trump's promise as a candidate to review visa programs to prioritize the goal of "Buy American, Hire American", even as the president's own company, the Trump Organization, has not always done so. Reports state that the order will not affect other such guest worker visas like the H-2B seasonal worker visa used by USA farms and agriculturists and Trump's own resorts. Read More

Continue Reading »

Unusual Volume Spikes For: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)

Unusual Volume Spikes For: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)

Stephens Inc. AR now owns 1,926 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 179 shares in the last quarter. NVIDIA has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $99.25. Finally, Loop Capital reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of NVIDIA in a research report on Saturday, January 7th. Read More

Continue Reading »

Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship without Bixby voice control

Samsung has given no reason for not including all the features of the Bixby Assistant on the device out of the box on April 21st. Bixby allows users to access the phone's services and apps through voice, touch and text commands. Other features, including Bixby Vision, Home, and Reminder, would, however, be available. The intelligent personal assistant from Samsung , Bixby , now only supports the English and Korean languages. Read More

Continue Reading »