Business OPEC may announce short extension of output deal
Author: 0 OPEC may announce short extension of output deal

After all, they've barely managed to push prices up $5 per barrel, and the price they've paid to induce that rebound has been the abdication of valuable market share to-who else?-U.S. U.S. crude oil production averaged around 8.5mn bpd in September compared with 9.2mn bpd so far in April, predominantly as a result of higher production from shale oil fields where output can respond rapidly to higher prices.

Author: 0 Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc 25.1% Potential Upside Indicated by Whitman Howard

It has outperformed by 21.53% the S&P500. Therefore 74% are positive. SSP Group Plc had 70 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. $291,038 worth of Belden Inc. Shares for $459,449 were sold by Pennycook Glenn on Wednesday, February 15. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 26 by Needham.

Author: 0 On Heels of BDS Regulation Rollback, FCC to Consider Gutting Net Neutrality

The head of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai , on Wednesday proposed undoing the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015 . Pai's proposal would also result in responsibility for protecting Americans' online privacy being sent back to the Federal Trade Commission. That effectively gives the FCC the authority to regulate practices that may violate the net-neutrality laws, but aren't explicitly covered by the laws themselves.

Author: 0 Citi: Oil May Rally 20 Percent This Year on Supply Curbs

OPEC and other producers such as Russian Federation agreed to cut output by almost 1.8 MMbbl/d in the first half of 2017 to drain a supply overhang that has persisted for nearly three years. Oil prices regained some ground on Thursday after steep losses the previous day, with a slight drop in US crude inventories stoking hopes that a global supply overhang might slowly retreat.

Business USA economy growth slows strongly in first quarter, 0.7%
Author: 0 USA economy growth slows strongly in first quarter, 0.7%

In fact, as I've said many times , reacting too strongly to any individual GDP report is probably a bad idea, and holding a president directly responsible for quarterly fluctuations in the planet's largest economy is unwise. "Weak, but GDP growth has tended to be below trend in first quarters in recent years, cautioning against extrapolating", said Jim O'Sullivan, chief USA economist at High Frequency Economics in Valhalla, New York.

Author: 0 Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

President Donald Trump said he's willing to raise the USA gas tax to fund infrastructure development and called the tax-overhaul plan he released last week the beginning of negotiations. In taking questions from the press, Secretary Mnuchin said specifically that the mortgage interest deduction would be retained. In a research note this week, Goldman Sachs pegged the cost of the tax plan to just under $5 trillion, when factoring in key changes such as repealing of the state and local tax, ...

Business Fox's Legendary Hypocrisy Is On Full Display With Today's Underwhelming GDP Report
Author: 0 Fox's Legendary Hypocrisy Is On Full Display With Today's Underwhelming GDP Report

The report showed GDP had increased just 0.7 percent during the time frame, which was both below expectations and the " weakest growth in three years ". In the fourth quarter, output grew at a 2.1% rate. The Federal Reserve projects United States growth will be about 2% for the next few years. The advance estimate of USA first quarter economic growth was disappointing.

Business Trump to unveil tax cut he says could be biggest ever
Author: 0 Trump to unveil tax cut he says could be biggest ever

Senate Republicans could use a process known as budget reconciliation, which would allow for passing a tax bill with a simple majority. Mnuchin said that the tax plan would pay for itself when viewed through a "dynamic scoring" analysis, which accounts for the increased tax revenues that would be produced by higher growth prompted by the tax changes.

Author: 0 Google Parent Alphabet's Revenue Continues to March Higher

Alphabet's category called " Other Bets " - which includes more risky projects like Google X, Nest, Life Sciences unit Verily, self-driving unit Waymo, and more - posted revenue of $244 million on an operating loss of $855 million. Shares of Google's parent company jumped because it released earnings after the market closed on Thursday night that exceeded expectations. Google's "other revenues", a category that includes hardware and cloud services, hit almost United States dollars 3.1 ...

Author: 0 Oil prices tumble on U.S. inventories data

Last week, the API reported a 1.3-million-barrel draw for crude oil inventories for week ending April 7, while the EIA reported a 2.2-million-barrel draw. The IEA said the global oil market is close to balance, after three years of excess supply, as oil stockpiles across The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries fell by 17.2 million barrels in March.

Author: 0 ANZ raises NZ first half profit by 24 per cent

ANZ Banking Group shares have tumbled as much as 3 per cent after the lender fell short of most analysts' expectations with a first-half profit of $3.4 billion. This will mean a completely different approach to running ANZ's business based on a proven model that will allow the bank to respond much faster to changing customer expectations and attract new talent.

Author: 0 Reddit and Etsy among startups in favor of net neutrality

The last attempt - after months of heated public debate - did gain full support from a USA appeals court in June 2016 . Our companies should be able to compete with incumbents on the quality of our products and services, not our capacity to pay tolls to Internet access providers.

Author: 0 49ers Were Even Shocked By Bears Drafting Mitch Trubisky

That couldn't have been more wrong. "I mean, I'm always going to compete and do my thing and push the guy in front of me and my teammates as well". The glaring holes on defense that are just being blatantly overlooked make no sense to me.

Author: 0 Ricciardo retires from Russian Grand Prix

Russia's Daniil Kvyat from Scuderia Toro Rosso completed his home Grand Prix in the 12th place. The Haas driver bumped into Palmer, who lost control of his Renault and then inadvertently took both he, and Grosjean out of the race. "Took quite a while, huh?", said the Finn over the radio. Hamilton, who lost time through sector three all weekend, was doing so again and was more than five seconds back from the lead, telling his team he was suffering cutouts in power, and lapping nearly a ...

Author: 0 North Korea Defies US, Launches Another Ballistic Missile

Trump and Xi met last month at the USA president's private club in Florida and have talked several times since. Tillerson responded: "We will not negotiate our way back to the negotiating table with North Korea, we will not reward their violations of past resolutions, we will not reward their bad behaviour with talks".

Author: 0 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Director Sells 20000 Shares of Stock

Integrated Device Technology reported adjusted earnings of 35 cents a share on revenue of $175.7 million for its fiscal fourth quarter, compared with 36 cents and $189.36 million in the year-ago period. (NASDAQ: AMD ) would report five cents in loss per share. When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. Barclays PLC reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $9.00 price target on shares of Advanced Micro Devices in a research report on Friday, January 20th.

Author: 0 Apple Inc. (AAPL) Earns "Overweight" Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies

Bank of America Corp raised their price objective on Apple from $125.00 to $140.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, January 19th. Besides Apple , Google owner Alphabet (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30), Amazon (AMZN, Tech30), Facebook (FB, Tech30), Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), ExxonMobil (XOM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC) and General Electric (GE) have market valuations higher than $250 billion.

Author: 0 USA economic growth slows to 0.7% in first quarter

Most economists had been expecting a lackluster growth report for the first quarter, with analysts surveyed by Reuters predicting the figure would be around 1.2 percent . They are forecasting growth this year around 2.2 percent. Consumer spending makes up about two-thirds of US economic activity. "With a little more ammunition in savings and the housing market continuing to take off, the fundamentals for the consumer are still constructive towards growth".

Author: 0 Google CEO Sundar Pichai doubled his pay a year ago to $200 million

Apple remains the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $754 billion. Google commanded 60.6 percent of the worldwide search ad market in 2016 and is expected to command 61.6 percent in 2017. Under Pichai, Google has boosted sales from its core advertising and YouTube business, while also investing in machine learning, hardware and cloud computing.

Business NYC launches ferry service with Queens, East River routes
Author: 0 NYC launches ferry service with Queens, East River routes

City officials have previously said a ferry would have indirect economic benefits for residents, businesses and the city in a number of ways - including alleviating traffic, providing real estate value for property in the city, and also providing an additional evacuation route.

Business FCC puts dubious faith in U.S. broadband oligopoly
Author: 0 FCC puts dubious faith in U.S. broadband oligopoly

The current rules, brought about by the FCC in February 2015, prevent service providers from blocking lawful content, slowing down the internet speed and favoring particular types of content by charging fee. The letter, spearheaded by Y Combinator , Techstars and Engine represents a massive swath of tech's net neutrality supporters, from investors and incubators to startups and code schools.

Business Airbnb settles with San Francisco, agrees to register local hosts
Author: 0 Airbnb settles with San Francisco, agrees to register local hosts

Airbnb on Monday said it has settled the legal battle it launched against San Francisco a year ago, agreeing to help enforce local home-sharing rules by requiring its landlords to register with the city. Their information will then be sent over to the Office of Short-Term Rentals for approval. As Socketsite notes, there are now about 2,100 registered hosts in San Francisco, but about 8,000 listings on Airbnb alone - and, legally, hosts are only supposed to be allowed to list their primary ...

Business Climate March Pushes Back Against Trump Agenda
Author: 0 Climate March Pushes Back Against Trump Agenda

In an op-ed piece for the Guardian published on Saturday, Sanders made an economic case for a focus on industries meant to ameliorate the effects of climate change, rather than those which contribute to it. "The only way we can make change s when we're walking and marching together". Demonstrators hold a sign during a "100 Days of Failure" protest and march, Saturday, April 29, 2016, in Chicago.

Business Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1
Author: 0 Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1

The Predators took an early 1-0 lead on a James Neal score 7:49 into the first period, but the Blues answered on a power-play via Tarasenko in the closing seconds of the period. Edmonton's first playoff appearance in 11 years is off to a rollicking start, with the Oilers following up their six-game defeat of defending Western Conference champion San Jose by taking two games from the five-time champions of their division.

Author: 0 Congress Oks short-term bill to avert shutdown

The short-term bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), extends fiscal 2016 government funding levels through next Friday. It will keep the government open until the end of May 5, and give lawmakers more time to reach agreement on a larger bill that will provide funding for the rest of the current fiscal year which ends September 30 .

Business United Senate Deadline for Info on Passenger Removal Missed by Airline
Author: 0 United Senate Deadline for Info on Passenger Removal Missed by Airline

Dr. David Dao was dragged from an United Airlines flight after he refused to give up his seat to a crew member on an overbooked flight. "The board also believes that an independent chairman of the board can effectively manage the relationship between the board and the chief executive officer", the company said in the filing.

Author: 0 Trump Wants to Slash Corporate Tax Rates, Deficit Be Damned

It will be a few broad principles and maybe some guidelines. He said reducing tax regulations is the first step towards a tax reform, which proposes lowering tax rates for the American middle-class and businesses. While many are fearing a rerun of the 2013 shutdown, House speaker Paul Ryan said at the weekend that a Bill would be passed in time to avoid a shut-down on Friday.

Author: 0 Elizabethtown doctor reaches settlement with United Airlines

Cellphone video of the confrontation aboard a jetliner sparked widespread public outrage over the treatment of Dao. Dao's nose was broken, he lost teeth, and was concussed in the incident, his lawyer said . "United has stepped up to the plate and hit a home run", Demetrio said. The three airport police officers who took Dao off the plane were placed on leave from the Chicago Department of Aviation.

Business Federal spending plan reimburses New York City for Trump security
Author: 0 Federal spending plan reimburses New York City for Trump security

Trump is expected to make a return to New York City on May 4, but might opt to stay at his New Jersey golf club instead of Trump Tower. Although Trump has moved into the White House, First Lady Melania Trump and 10-year-old Barron Trump have made a decision to remain in their gilded Trump Tower penthouse.

Author: 0 Oil hits 11-day low on expected surge in United States shale output

Latest data from the Energy Information Administration showed USA output rose to 9.25 million barrels a day last week, the highest level since August 2015. Speaking at the 3rd annual Gulf Intelligence media forum in Abu Dhabi, Barkindo said March compliance data shows "higher conformity" with the OPEC output cut deal, Gulf Intelligence tweeted.

Business 14 million American jobs are on the line — Messing with NAFTA
Author: 0 14 million American jobs are on the line — Messing with NAFTA

However, the president added that "if I'm not able to renegotiate NAFTA, I will terminate NAFTA ". Don't worry, this wi... Today, Trump told reporters, "I decided rather than terminating NAFTA, which would be a pretty big, you know, shock to the system, we will renegotiate".

Author: 0 ICC Meet: BCCI loses both revenue and governance vote

What was more embarrassing for the BCCI was the fact that even the votes of Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, which the Indian cricket board felt it would get, went the other way around. "Zimbabwe have been promised United States dollars 19 million by the ICC". Sethi, who is tipped to take over as chairman of the PCB once again, had signed the MoU with the BCCI officials in 2014 on the sidelines of an ICC meeting.

Business McDonald's Unveils New Invention: The
Author: 0 McDonald's Unveils New Invention: The "Frork"

Sullivan recently starred in McDonald's first-ever infomercial , which aired in NY on Sunday, April 30, and is now posted to McDonald's YouTube channel . Served with a fresh lime wedge. Even the toll free number, 1-844-McD-FRORK, is real, and the first 100 customers who call the frork hotline will receive a complimentary frork and the first 5,000 callers will receive a coupon for a Signature Crafted Recipe sandwich.

Business Lawmakers seal deal on $1T government-wide funding bill
Author: 0 Lawmakers seal deal on $1T government-wide funding bill

Congress was tied up for months trying to work out $US1 trillion in spending priorities for the current fiscal year. The deal would provide a permanent, $1.3 billion extension of health-care benefits for coal miners. House Republicans have struggled in recent weeks to keep their members focused on spending as White House officials and conservatives pressed leaders to revive plans for a vote on health-care legislation.

Business Tribune Media spikes on reports of nascent bidding war
Author: 0 Tribune Media spikes on reports of nascent bidding war

Fox and Blackstone reportedly intend to trump a rival bid for Tribune from Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc . The Wall Street Journal says there is a Thursday deadline for bids on the company. A source told the Journal that Fox wanted to acquire Tribune to keep it off the hands of Sinclair. As part of the joint venture, Blackstone would pony up the cash, while Rupert Murdoch's Fox would contribute its TV stations, the source said.

Business Trump signs order to expand ocean oil drilling into Atlantic
Author: 0 Trump signs order to expand ocean oil drilling into Atlantic

When negotiations are done, Trump's team presents Congress with a simple "yes" or "no" vote on the renegotiated deal - Congress can't tweak the deal under this authority. Following his decision to not withdraw the United States from NAFTA this week, President Donald Trump described himself as both "a nationalist and a globalist", triggering chatter online about what his reversal means for his "America first" campaign rhetoric.

Business Petrol, diesel price hiked marginally; daily revision in 5 states from today
Author: 0 Petrol, diesel price hiked marginally; daily revision in 5 states from today

This will be tested on a pilot basis in five cities which were Puducherry, Chandigarh, Udaipur in Rajasthan, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and Vishakapattnam in Andhra. In Delhi, the price of petrol went up from Rs 68.07 per litre to Rs 68.09 while that of diesel from Rs 56.83 to Rs 57.35 a litre. Daily revision in rates will remove the big leaps in rates that need to be effected at the end of the fortnight.

Business United issues a 10-point plan for not being a disgusting airline
Author: 0 United issues a 10-point plan for not being a disgusting airline

Dao lost two front teeth in the scuffle, incurred a concussion and broke his nose, according to his lawyer, and will likely sue the airline. One of the bill's sponsors, Senator Maggie Hassan, said: "The horrifying incident on United Flight 3411 made clear that we need stronger consumer protections for the flying public".

Business Trump Agrees to 'Renegotiate' Trade Deal with Mexico, Canada
Author: 0 Trump Agrees to 'Renegotiate' Trade Deal with Mexico, Canada

The White House said earlier that Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he would not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but would move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them. The leaked draft executive order sets a high bar for trade agreements, saying they must "increase America's economic growth, decrease America's trade deficit, raise American wages, maintain the integrity of America's borders, and strengthen the manufacturing and defence industrial ...

Author: 0 Oil prices up for 3rd straight week

Explorers in the nation have added rigs for the past 13 weeks, data from Baker Hughes Inc. show. Last week the prices of oil had gone past $53 a barrel following the push by some producers to extend the OPEC supply cut deal by the more than 6 months that had been settled on.

Business Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader until election runoff
Author: 0 Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader until election runoff

Macron finished the first round of voting nearly one million votes ahead of Le Pen, which meant her odds of winning the French Election shot out from 5/2 to 6/1 overnight. The results with Emmanuel Macron's regions in pink and Marine Le Pen in dark blue. French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia accused Le Pen of "fomenting hatred and war between the government and religions, as well as inter-religious animosity" with her statement.

Author: 0 Pembina Pipeline to buy Veresen in $9.7 bilion deal

The combined company will boast a pro-forma enterprise value of $33 billion. PBA is offering Veresen shareholders a choice of 0.4287 per PBA share or C$18.65/share in cash, a 22.5% premium to PBA's April 28 closing price in Toronto. Pembina chairman Randy Findlay says he expects the company's dividend will increase by 5.9 per cent once the deal closes. Pembina said it would pay as much as about $1.52 billion in cash and 99.5 million of its stock.

Author: 0 Alphabet's stock price reaches new highs as Google posts strong earnings

Alphabet's " other bets " division, which includes Nest, Fiber and Verily, did make more money year-over-year, with a $244 million revenue compared to $165 million this time last year. Last year, the company delivered earnings of $6.02 per share on total sales of $20.26 billion during the same quarter. On the other hand, both Sergey Brin and Larry Page collected a dollar as salary for their roles as President and CEO of the parent company Alphabet , respectively.

Business United States growth rate hits three-year low at 0.7%
Author: 0 United States growth rate hits three-year low at 0.7%

In the eight years of 2009 through 2016, when President Barack Obama was in office, real GDP never grew by as much as 2.7 percent. But some good news is expected. Many economists are more skeptical. Most experts believe the economy is picking up. The GDP report released Friday was the first of three estimates the government will make of first-quarter growth.

Author: 0 Dubai to be Uber's testing ground for flying vehicles

Naturally, the company is also making deals with a number of "experienced aircraft manufacturers" who are already developing electric VTOL vehicles. Now specifics on how these flying cars will look and work are scant, however it was revealed that there are plans to develop partnerships with local companies to build a network of "vertiports" for the vehicles to take off and land on.

Author: 0 US Supreme Court rejects Arkansas request to allow execution

Lawyers for the state of Arkansas fought on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month. Marcel Williams argues that his execution could be especially painful because he is obese and has diabetes. Those challenges led the state to stop with appeals trying "at this time" to execute Bruce Ward , the second man scheduled to be executed Monday.

Author: 0 Oil hits 11-day low on expected surge in USA shale output

US West Texas Intermediate crude futures were also down 47 cents at Dollars 52.71 a barrel. In November a year ago, OPEC and other producers, including Russian Federation agreed to cut output by about 1.8 million barrels per day between January and June.