European Central Bank to reduce volume of bonds under asset purchase programme

The euro's drop pulled the dollar higher with the index up 0.1 per cent on the day at 93.81. Attention quickly turns to the main event in the markets today, which will undoubtedly be the meeting of the European Central Bank in Latvia. More..

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Musk's Boring Company to build high-speed system in Chicago
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Musk's Boring Company to build high-speed system in Chicago

Officials from city and Boring have stated that it's too soon to estimate a timeframe or final cost for this project, but have stated that Boring will be fronting the bill. A lease deal will need to be struck w...More..

AT&T and Time Warner win legal battle, confirming the merger
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

AT&T and Time Warner win legal battle, confirming the merger

It's unusual for the Justice Department to argue that a vertical merger of two companies that aren't direct competitors would limit competition, but the effect that the merger will have on the telecoms and en...More..

Burgers!? Twitter has a big beef over IHOb's concept change
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Burgers!? Twitter has a big beef over IHOb's concept change

When a good Samaritan freaked that Waffle House would make a similar change from breakfast to burgers, WH kept it simple: "No worries here". Sadly, IHOb doesn't stand for International House of bancakes. ...More..

Trump celebrates birthday during lunch with Singapore PM Lee
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Trump celebrates birthday during lunch with Singapore PM Lee

However, the South Carolina Republican noted that he is "not here to spread democracy" or to unite the North with South Korea . Lee complimented the bold and admirable decision by Kim and Trump to come toget...More..

I’ll know ‘within first minute’ if North Korea is serious at summit
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

I’ll know ‘within first minute’ if North Korea is serious at summit

But which of them has really directed this piece of political theatre? Mr Kulesza said he was excited about Tuesday's summit and the potential it has to improve the lives of North Koreans. Among the celebri...More..

Microsoft’s effort to build underwater datacenter reaches next phase
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Microsoft’s effort to build underwater datacenter reaches next phase

Several years ago, Microsoft got the ball rolling on a very interesting project: undersea data centers. The initiative, known as Project Natick, began in July 2014 and officially moved into phase two on Tuesd...More..

It’s official: ZTE will be back in business soon
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

It’s official: ZTE will be back in business soon

Washington lawmakers were indignant last month after Trump offered to rescue ZTE as a personal favor to Chinese President Xi Jinping - even though the company is widely considered a liability for U.S. Ross call...More..

by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Trump Slammed Canada for Burning Down the White House. It Didn't, Really

In a tweet the next morning, he mused about shutting Canadian wood products out of America. On Monday, the country also said it would start proceedings in the World Trade Organization against the USA tariffs,...More..

Trump economy should ease trade war fears, Peter Navarro says
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Trump economy should ease trade war fears, Peter Navarro says

A Chinese government statement noted that "the two sides have had good communication in various areas such as agriculture and energy, and have made positive and concrete progress while relevant details are ye...More..

Iran's weekly light crude price surpasses $77
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Iran's weekly light crude price surpasses $77

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.2 per cent. Global benchmark Brent LCOc1 fell 91 cents to $76.65 per barrel. The spread between the two benchmarks, which climbed above $11 a barrel, had narrowed ...More..

US employers keep on hiring despite growing trade concerns
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

US employers keep on hiring despite growing trade concerns

The latest report showed the US economy added 223,000 jobs in May and reflected a 0.1 percent decline in the unemployment rate to 3.8, an 18-year low, further bolstering Trump's argument that his administrati...More..

U.S. tariffs: Tata Steel calls for 'protection measures'
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

U.S. tariffs: Tata Steel calls for 'protection measures'

The Mexican government , already at loggerheads with Trump over immigration and the border wall, said it would levy import taxes on U.S. exports of pork bellies , blueberries, apples, grapes, certain cheese...More..

Freebies at Dunkin' Donut and Krispy Kreme for National Donut Day
by | Friday, June 01, 2018

Freebies at Dunkin' Donut and Krispy Kreme for National Donut Day

Krispy Kreme is offering a free donut without requiring any other purchase. No purchase is necessary. The deal is good online only with the promo code "DONUT". until 9:30 a.m. Duck Donuts , a chain with l...More..

Consumer Reports Reverses Its Decision on Tesla Model 3
by | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Consumer Reports Reverses Its Decision on Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk , co-founder and chief executive of Tesla , had said it would remotely update the software. To perform the test, researchers slam on the vehicle's brakes when the auto is traveling 60 miles per h...More..

Canadian Banks Rocked By Data Theft Of 90,000 Customers
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Canadian Banks Rocked By Data Theft Of 90,000 Customers

There's not a lot of detail regarding the fraudsters right now, but Bank of Montreal did state that its team believes the attack came from outside of Canada. Both banks are recommending clients also take addi...More..

OPEC Mulls Pumping 1m Barrels Of Oil Daily
by | Wednesday, May 30, 2018

OPEC Mulls Pumping 1m Barrels Of Oil Daily

Since previous year, oil producing countries have cut back production in an attempt to offset dipping prices, withholding as much as 1.8 million barrels per day. The impact of United States sanctions on Iran ...More..

Service dog gives birth to 8 puppies at Tampa Airport gate
by | Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Service dog gives birth to 8 puppies at Tampa Airport gate

Plastic and cotton mats were placed on the ground, to give Ellie a sterile surface and protect the carpeting in the terminal. Ellie, who was pregnant with 8 puppies, gave birth one-by-one with the puppies' da...More..

Petrol prices rise for 13th straight day; nearly Rs 78 in Delhi
by | Monday, May 28, 2018

Petrol prices rise for 13th straight day; nearly Rs 78 in Delhi

In a recent tweet to Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi even warned him to look into the fuel price matter or there will be a nationwide agitation which will force him to reduce the prices. Taxes on the prod...More..

Trump discloses payments to attorney who paid off porn star
by | Friday, May 18, 2018

Trump discloses payments to attorney who paid off porn star

But an accompanying letter to the Justice Department from David Apol, the acting head of the Office of Government Ethics, said the payments by Cohen were indeed required to be reported , as also argued b...More..

Tesla Model S Owner Says Autopilot Was Enabled During Utah Crash
by | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tesla Model S Owner Says Autopilot Was Enabled During Utah Crash

He said the "actually amazing" thing is how little the driver was injured despite her high speed. "She was looking at her phone and looked up just as the accident was about to happen". It is not known whether...More..

Iran foreign minister scrambles to China and Russian Federation to save nuclear deal
by | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Iran foreign minister scrambles to China and Russian Federation to save nuclear deal

The deal's official name is the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The EU's executive arm, the European Commission, has been examining measures to counter the introduction of any USA sanctions that m...More..

The Home Depot (HD) Reports Q1 2018 Results
by | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Home Depot (HD) Reports Q1 2018 Results

Country National Bank invested 0% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 4,426 shs. Home Depot cited "extreme winter weather" as something that hurt gardening supply sales. HD is uptrending and has moved 1...More..

Seattle scales back tax in face of Amazon's revolt, but tensions linger
by | Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Seattle scales back tax in face of Amazon's revolt, but tensions linger

As passed on a 9-0 vote after a boisterous public hearing, the measure would apply to most companies grossing at least $20 million a year, levying a tax of roughly 14 cents per employee per hour worked within t...More..

President Trump: US and China Going to Get ZTE Back to Business
by | Monday, May 14, 2018

President Trump: US and China Going to Get ZTE Back to Business

ZTE has been forced to stop its key operations after Washington last month banned American companies from selling semiconductors and other goods to the Chinese firm. ZTE's Australian web presence is now redi...More..

Gulf State Welcomes US Call on Iran Deal
by | Saturday, May 12, 2018

Gulf State Welcomes US Call on Iran Deal

The sanctions on oil will require European and Asian countries to reduce their imports from Iran, the paper said . Trump's decision could eventually mean less oil on the world market from Iran because now ...More..

Ford suspends production of F-150 trucks
by | Friday, May 11, 2018

Ford suspends production of F-150 trucks

Kentucky Truck Plant employs almost 7,600 full-time hourly workers, having added 2,000 for Super Duty production in conjunction with a 2017 investment of $900 million. It's a key profit generator for Ford. ...More..

California to require solar panels on all new homes starting from 2020
by | Thursday, May 10, 2018

California to require solar panels on all new homes starting from 2020

California became the first state in the union Wednesday to require solar panels be installed on all new home construction; a move created to help "cut greenhouse gases" but could add even higher prices to t...More..

Markets end with marginal gains, ICICI bank steals the show
by | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Markets end with marginal gains, ICICI bank steals the show

The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 180 points in early trade today continuing its yesterday's gains on unabated buying by domestic institutional investors amid positive leads from Asian markets following ov...More..

Comcast Reportedly Seeks to Buy Fox, Potentially Displace Disney Deal
by | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Comcast Reportedly Seeks to Buy Fox, Potentially Displace Disney Deal

Fox's bid has faced regulatory hurdles in the United Kingdom because of fears that it would give the Murdoch family too much control over British media. Should the government prohibit the AT&T-Time Warner dea...More..

Bill Gates Says Short Bitcoin, Calls it Worthless Artificial Gold Investment
by | Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Bill Gates Says Short Bitcoin, Calls it Worthless Artificial Gold Investment

Buffett said investors would instead be much better off investing in United States stocks, which in turn are also a far better investment than 10- or 30-year U.S. Deciding exactly what is impacting the price of...More..

Elon Musk goes on Twitter to defend his weird earnings call behavior
by | Sunday, May 06, 2018

Elon Musk goes on Twitter to defend his weird earnings call behavior

However, CEO Elon Musk said during Tesla's first quarter earnings call Wednesday that production of the Model Y will likely start in 2020. Well, to be fair, Musk didn't so much as refuse to answer the...More..

Manufacturing Strong as Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent
by | Sunday, May 06, 2018

Manufacturing Strong as Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

Still, the jobs growth in April was lower than expected - economists in a Bloomberg survey had predicted 193,000 new jobs. "Fed officials can rest easy that there is not any wage-based inflation on the hori...More..

Georgia Candidate: Boy Scouts Giving in to 'Politically Correct Bedwetters'
by | Friday, May 04, 2018

Georgia Candidate: Boy Scouts Giving in to 'Politically Correct Bedwetters'

The Boy Scouts are getting rid of the word "boy" in their name. "That is why it is important that the name for our Scouting program for older youth remain consistent with the single name approach used for the C...More..

Adidas Stands by Kanye West, Despite Slavery Remarks
by | Friday, May 04, 2018

Adidas Stands by Kanye West, Despite Slavery Remarks

On May 1, 2018, Kanye was interviewed by TMZ . After West's comments went viral, Sensabaugh, who is running as an Independent for mayor of Sullivan County, Tennessee, told TMZ Sports that he agrees with ...More..

Gas prices set four-year record high in April
by | Thursday, May 03, 2018

Gas prices set four-year record high in April

Part of the reason is our state gas tax is highest in the nation - 58.2 cents per gallon. Warmer temperatures and rising gas prices usually go hand in hand. This combination could make this summer the most ...More..

Tesla posts new record quarterly loss - US$784.6mil
by | Thursday, May 03, 2018

Tesla posts new record quarterly loss - US$784.6mil

Musk last described it as "a combination of Uber or Lyft and Airbnb". "This is the obvious thing that's going to happen", Musk said. To be precise, my mistake. This many EVs would be great news had Tes...More..

Japan April services activity grows fastest in six months - PMI
by | Thursday, May 03, 2018

Japan April services activity grows fastest in six months - PMI

India's manufacturing sector activity improved marginally in April, driven by rise in new business orders amid favourable demand conditions, amid easing inflationary pressures, says a monthly survey. He adde...More..

by | Wednesday, May 02, 2018

How Analysts Rated Staffline Group plc (LON:STAF) Last Week?

Another trade for 14,790 shares valued at $24,995 was bought by Angulo Gonzalez David. It has outperformed by 43.49% the S&P500. Its up 0.34, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. Among 3 analysts covering RPS Group PLC (LON:RP...More..

Genealogy websites help California police find Golden State Killer suspect
by | Monday, April 30, 2018

Genealogy websites help California police find Golden State Killer suspect

While most consumers would submit DNA to a commercial company such as Ancestry.com and 23andMe to create a genetic profile, the Federal Bureau of Investigation did so for investigators, Holes told The New ...More..

by | Sunday, April 29, 2018

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) Stock Sentiment Increases to 0.96

The term Perf Week is often used by stock analysts in order to weigh up the weekly performance of shares, dividends, bonds, gold , silver and other items existing in the stock market. The California-based Cete...More..

European Central Bank keeps interest rates, guidance unchanged
by | Friday, April 27, 2018

European Central Bank keeps interest rates, guidance unchanged

The bank also confirmed that the net asset purchases, at the current monthly pace of euro 30 billion, will run until the end of September 2018, or beyond, if necessary, and in any case until the Governing ...More..

by | Friday, April 27, 2018

Ford cutting production of cars to just Mustang, Focus by 2020

By not investing in next generations of any auto for North America except the Mustang , Ford will now anticipate till it reaches an 8 percent profit margin by 2020, two years ahead of schedule. Ford's sedans...More..

Mulvaney: I Only Talked To Lobbyists Who Donated To My Congressional Campaign
by | Thursday, April 26, 2018

Mulvaney: I Only Talked To Lobbyists Who Donated To My Congressional Campaign

On Tuesday, he admitted that, as a Congressman, he only met with lobbyists who gave him money - almost 90% of which come from banks and other businesses. "And you have to continue to do it'". "Banks and payd...More..

Comcast's $31 Billion Bid For UK-Based Sky Complicates Murdoch Plans
by | Thursday, April 26, 2018

Comcast's $31 Billion Bid For UK-Based Sky Complicates Murdoch Plans

Hopes that Comcast, the biggest USA cable firm and owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, will spark a bidding war sent Sky shares rocketing up over 3%. "With its 23 million retail customers, leading positions in...More..

Ford targets higher margins faster, to drop unpopular cars
by | Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ford targets higher margins faster, to drop unpopular cars

Shanks, told reporters. Ford plans to cut $11 billion in operating costs and $5 billion in capital expenditures between 2019 and 2022. This news comes as part of Ford's "fitness" plan, outlined by CEO Jim...More..

WhatsApp to raise minimum age to 16 over new European Union data laws
by | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WhatsApp to raise minimum age to 16 over new European Union data laws

Two US senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at better protecting online privacy in response to the Facebook data scandal. The European Union's General Data Protecti...More..

Trump to dispatch Mnuchin to China to discuss trade
by | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Trump to dispatch Mnuchin to China to discuss trade

He added that a delegation led by Mnuchin has "a very good chance at making a deal". If the two sides can't reach agreement, he said, proposed USA tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese goods will take effec...More..

London Marathon: Madison de Rozario wins women's wheelchair event in high temperatures
by | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

London Marathon: Madison de Rozario wins women's wheelchair event in high temperatures

The Olympic 5,000m champion, who was fourth in the event a year ago, finished ahead of compatriot Brigid Kosgei, with Tadelech Bekele of Ethiopia rounding out the top three. The men's race went out at a blister...More..

Treasury Extends Wind-Down Period for United Company RUSAL PLC | U.S
by | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Treasury Extends Wind-Down Period for United Company RUSAL PLC | U.S

Shares of US aluminum company Alcoa posted on Monday their largest one-day loss in nine years after the Treasury Department extended the wind-down period for USA customers' transactions with sanctioned Russian ...More..