Author: 0 UK growth slows to 0.3 per cent as Brexit pressures hit consumption

The labor market now is close to full employment and the confidence of consumers is close to highs of multi-years, which suggests that the sharp slowdown mostly created by weather in spending by consumers is likely to be short-lived. The pace of U.S. economic growth in 1Q17 stood at 0.7pc year-on-year, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. However, despite this slowdown, all bets are not off for an interest rate hike in June.

Author: 0 Red Cross says it transported freed Chibok girls

The 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed on Saturday by their abductors have been flown to Abuja, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said . "We commend Mr President, the Federal Government and all the other partners for this heartwarming development", the group said in a statement signed on its behalf by Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili.

Business Spanish Navy saves hundreds of migrants trying to cross Mediterranean
Author: 0 Spanish Navy saves hundreds of migrants trying to cross Mediterranean

Alfano and Libyan leaders also discussed ways of curbing the influx of migrants trying to reach Europe from Libya, as authorities Saturday said that hundreds of migrants were rescued by the Libyan coastguard. The foreign ministry has said that Alfano's visit was aimed at renewing Italy's support for peace efforts to ensure Libya's stability. Refugees and migrants who pass through conflict-ridden Libya endure harsh conditions.

Author: 0 French cybersecurity agency to probe Emmanuel Macron hacking attack

Could his supporters now be attracted by Ms Le Pen's anti-globalisation, anti-EU stance? The leaked documents appear largely mundane, and the perpetrators remain unknown. After ditching France's traditional left-right parties in a first-round election, voters are now choosing between Macron's business-friendly, pro-European vision and Le Pen's protectionist, closed-borders view that resonates with workers left behind by globalization.

Author: 0 Morning Trending Stocks: AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)

If you are accessing this piece on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA and global copyright and trademark legislation. The stock floated in a price range of $5.88 to $6.21, with market capitalization of $1.87B. Over the 52-week time span, the stock notched a high price of $41.83 and its minimum price was $12.7.

Author: 0 Boeing, Airbus Have Chinese Rival

The nation's State Council, the top administrative authority, sent a congratulatory note to the designers. The first flight was supposed to take place previous year, but was delayed until now. The C919 is not entirely home-grown it includes key parts - including the engines - from US, European and Japanese suppliers. The milestones, coming within weeks, burnish Xi's credentials as a modernizer before he presides over the ruling Communist Party's twice-a-decade congress later this year.

Author: 0 Buffett Says Republican Health Plan Sure to Help Wealthy

Warren Buffett , who long shunned investments in technology stocks and then made an ill-fated bet on IBM, said that mistake shouldn't discourage wagers on the broader industry. "The CEO has to act", he said. Buffett controls about 500 million shares of Wells Fargo, primarily through Berkshire. Munger said it was a "very good sign" that Buffett jumped into Apple.

Author: 0 Buffett says hard to predict impact of tax cuts

Buffett, a supporter of Democrat Hillary Clinton in last year's USA presidential election, said he believes Berkshire has made no political contributions at the parent company level in his 52 years at the helm, but some subsidiaries in heavily regulated industries "are probably going to have to make some" contributions.

Author: 0 BUFFETT: This is 'the number one problem with mankind'

The investment conglomerate adds value through relief, responded Buffett, who noted that Berkshire does a lot of the dirty work for its portfolio companies. "It turned out that was incentivizing the wrong kind of behavior", Buffett says. Buffett had harsh words for Wells Fargo's managers who failed to respond promptly to the sales practices scandal that cost the former CEO his job past year.

Author: 0 Jobless Numbers Dropping Across The Country

The US economy added just 98,000 jobs in March - about half what had been expected - as a late winter chill, a government hiring freeze and woes in the retail sector took their toll. The U.S. gained 522,000 jobs over that time. Health care employment continued to trend up over the month (gaining 20,000), which is in line with the industry's average monthly job growth during the first quarter of this year but below the average gain of 32,000 per month in 2016.

Business Saturday is Free Comic Book Day
Author: 0 Saturday is Free Comic Book Day

Gambato adds he sees a large response and demographic that comes on this day to enjoy the nostalgia every year. We reach out to the whole nerd and geek community. Not all stores get all 52 comics, but all should have a wide variety for you to pick from. Comic books were handed out for free Saturday at Dark Side Comics on Beauregard near Madison, has been in business for about two years.

Business 10 top takeaways from Warren Buffett's address to Berkshire AGM
Author: 0 10 top takeaways from Warren Buffett's address to Berkshire AGM

Some of those benefits would be passed along to the company's customers, especially in its heavily regulated utility businesses and in the more-competitive industries in which it operates, Mr. Republicans have promised that the American Health Care Act would address growing healthcare costs, which Buffet said was eating away at the economy like a "tapeworm".

Author: 0 Wenger apologises for angry Ozil kicking WHL door

Ozil has recently revealed in a new book that United boss Jose Mourinho. He was a bit, like the rest of the team, not physically at his best. Of course the best way to answer the critics would be to put in a display which helps us defeat his old manager on Sunday, when Man Utd come to the Emirates.

Business Notable Stock Analysts Ratings CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)
Author: 0 Notable Stock Analysts Ratings CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

Seven analysts have provided estimates for Centurylink's earnings. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $4.28 Billion and $4.11 Billion, respectively. At the current price CenturyLink, Inc. If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of global trademark & copyright law.

Author: 0 Google parent company Alphabet beats Q1 expectations

Alphabet CEO Larry Page has released the 2016 Founder's Letter for the company, a glowing "State of the Union" for the umbrella company within which Google and Waymo reside. On the other hand, the "Google Other" reporting segment, which covers non-ad businesses such as Pixel phone sales, Google Play transactions and cloud apps and services, once more provided a lift.

Business USA ready for secondary sanctions, more punishments against NK
Author: 0 USA ready for secondary sanctions, more punishments against NK

They took note of efforts between the 10-member ASEAN and China toward an early conclusion of a "meaningful" code of conduct in the South China Sea as part of efforts to defuse tensions over the sea, in which Beijing has overlapping claims with its smaller neighbors such as the Philippines and Vietnam.

Business Tax cuts not a cure-all
Author: 0 Tax cuts not a cure-all

I think these tax cuts will be a hard sell, when we have not yet seen Trump's tax forms for this year. The House Bill is a plan that will save Americans from this disaster, and replace it with more choices, and more freedom for American families.

Business Asian development lender takes stock as US policy shifts
Author: 0 Asian development lender takes stock as US policy shifts

The pledge came after a meeting of senior financial officials and central bankers of the three countries on the sidelines of the ADB annual gathering that runs through Sunday. The ADB expects large infrastructure-building needs totaling $26 trillion by 2030 as economic expansion continues in the fast-growing region. President Nakao said that ADB will step up efforts to mobilise private sources for development by promoting greater and more effective use of Public-Private Partnerships or PPPs.

Business These congressmen voted for health care bill - but didn't read it
Author: 0 These congressmen voted for health care bill - but didn't read it

The future of the bill remains in doubt as Republican senators have vowed to write their own healthcare bill. The leaders - Democrat, Republican, House and Senate - work well together. For many lower-income people, the new tax credits under the legislation would tend to be smaller than the premium tax credits under current law.

Author: 0 US Jobs Data Show Some Scars From Recession Finally Healing

Nick Exarhos, CIBC World Markets: "Canadian employment took a pause in April, likely to catch its breath after its remarkable run over the past several months". Many companies are hiring graduates of six-month coding boot camps. Retail trade added 6,300 jobs in April, though building material and garden supply stores lost 5,100.

Author: 0 Oil Prices Dropped as Oversupply Concerns Return

Away from the oil market, the decline in gold prices was also stemmed, after the US Federal Reserve's hawkish stance on interest rates sent the yellow metal tumbling below $1,230 an ounce in Thursday's session. The moves are likely to add even further pressure on OPEC members as they prepare for their next meeting on May 25 in Vienna, when they are expected to discuss extending a late-November agreement on production cuts that has, along with participation from Russian Federation, taken 1.8 ...

Author: 0 House Republicans claim a major victory with passage of health care overhaul

Republicans hope to pass their bill through the Senate - where they hold a slender 52-48 majority - using a fast-track budget process known as reconciliation . On Thursday, they narrowly passed their amended bill and Elmendorf argued that the changes were enough to justify waiting for another CBO analysis.

Business Health Care repeal passes US House
Author: 0 Health Care repeal passes US House

Millions are concerned about the future of their health care as a new bill heads to the Senate. Why were Republicans so determined to pass it when so few of them were enthusiastic about it? Later, Doocy asked Price whether "those people who are going to wind up paying five times more if this bill went through - will they get assistance from the government to pay their bill?" There's also the matter of voting freely for a bill you know will never become law, and will never have ...

Business New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate
Author: 0 New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate

The state released the names of the citizen witnesses a day after each execution. It's not clear how many doses of the other two drugs Arkansas uses to execute prisoners remain in the state's stash. On Friday, Williams' attorneys called for an investigation into the "problematic" execution. Arkansas will have a more hard time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the four ...

Business North Korea detains another US citizen: state media
Author: 0 North Korea detains another US citizen: state media

Kim Hak Song, who was detained on May 6, worked for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, the North's KCNA news agency said. KCNA said the American was detained Saturday, but did not release more details on his alleged crime.

Business Trump says was 'Psyched to Terminate NAFTA' but Reconsidered
Author: 0 Trump says was 'Psyched to Terminate NAFTA' but Reconsidered

President Donald Trump is considering issuing an executive order to pull the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, senior administration officials said on Wednesday, although the timing of the action is uncertain. "The White House announcement came hours after administration officials said Trump was considering a draft executive order to withdraw the USA from the deal - though administration officials cautioned it was just one of a number of options being discussed by ...

Business Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting
Author: 0 Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting

When Buffett toured the exhibit hall where Berkshire Hathaway companies are selling their products, he was again surrounded by a pack of reporters, shareholders and security officers. Berkshire bought the BNSF railroad in 2010. "If you think about that, you'll do things differently" or "It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price" all got first mention in this very speech that Buffett has delivered year after year.

Author: 0 No cut in salt, fewer grains: Gov't eases school meal rules

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue traveled to a school in Leesburg, Virginia, to announce that the administration was rolling back some nutrition standards for federally subsidized school meals. Newly appointed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the changes as part of a series of shakeups created to scrap several requirements connected to the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Business Monaco on brink of ending PSG hegemony
Author: 0 Monaco on brink of ending PSG hegemony

Teen striker Kylian Mbappe used his pace to set up Lemar for the third, taking Monaco's season tally to 149 in all competitions. His 10th Ligue 1 goal of the season arrived in more routine fashion after 32 minutes as Draxler played Matuidi into the box to slot a pass across the face of goal for Lucas to tap in, but controversy reigned as PSG swiftly doubled their advantage.

Author: 0 English is losing importance in Europe — EU's Juncker

Discretion, moderation and mutual respect needed", Tusk tweeted, alluding to May's remarks. She had apparently become increasingly fed up with what she perceived to be inaccurate leaks about the now infamous Downing Street dinner which had suggested it had gone very badly.

Author: 0 Delta flight: family booted over seat dispute

The incident occurred on Delta Flight 2222 from Maui, Hawaii to Los Angeles, California, on April 23nd of this year, two weeks after United Airlines passenger David Dao was violently dragged off a flight in Chicago , igniting a media firestorm over airline policies regarding passenger treatment.

Business $21 billion in black money exited India in 2014: Global Watchdog
Author: 0 $21 billion in black money exited India in 2014: Global Watchdog

Illicit inflows are estimated at a mind boggling $1.4-2.5 trillion. "Together, illicit inflows and outflows sap the crucial financial resources needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals ". One dominant channel for illicit financial flow (IFF) moving in and out of the developing world is trade mis- invoicing, it said, adding that trade mis-invoicing accounted for at least 66 per cent of measurable IFF outflows and 97 per cent of measurable inflows in 2014.

Author: 0 Always Dreaming wins rain-soaked Kentucky Derby

This one is all the more sweet. After getting clear, Always Dreaming was back on the fence for the duration. Thousands among the crowd of 158,070 saw the financial gain possible with Always Dreaming , helping prop him up as a 9-2 favorite.

Business Recent Investment Analysts' Ratings Changes for TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (AMTD)
Author: 0 Recent Investment Analysts' Ratings Changes for TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (AMTD)

K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc increased its stake in TD Ameritrade Holding Corp .by 7.9% in the third quarter. A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp . presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $41.67. The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 16th.

Business This train in Japan is setting new luxury goals
Author: 0 This train in Japan is setting new luxury goals

The train also has two observatory cars in which guests can gaze out at the stunning scenery. The cars' interior walls are bright white and the carpet is light green to capture the feel of spring. The observatory vehicle provides breathtaking views of the Japanese forests, fields and coastline passed by the train. A view of the Shiki-Shima Suite and its high-end details and decorations.

Business Infosys plays down cost concerns from US hiring plan
Author: 0 Infosys plays down cost concerns from US hiring plan

The first hub, which will open in IN in August 2017, is expected to create 2,000 jobs by 2021, the company said. These announcements come soon after Trump signed an executive order last month, to look into the H1B Visa system that allows U.S.

Business Trump Says He Was 'Set to Terminate' NAFTA
Author: 0 Trump Says He Was 'Set to Terminate' NAFTA

Like the rest of the world, Mexico only learned through media reports on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 that the Donald Trump Administration was considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Author: 0 Le Pen wants negotiations to drop euro currency

It appears far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen plagiarized nearly an entire speech from former French prime minister, as well as her former rival presidential candidate, Francois Fillon . She has sought to modernise the National Front (FN) in recent years and at her rally in Paris , she called herself the candidate of change, belief and action.

Author: 0 Trump to visit Saudi Arabia and Israel in first foreign trip

The trip is at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the White House said. Mr Trump's visit to Israel follows his meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Wednesday, when he pledged to end one of the world's oldest conflicts.

Business United CEO calls passenger incident epic mistake
Author: 0 United CEO calls passenger incident epic mistake

Dao was, ever, and we understand that", Munoz said . Dao's attorney, Thomas Demetrio, praised United Airlines and its CEO, Oscar Munoz , for the terms of the agreement accepted by UA. Instead of angrily calling for resignations or immediate action from Washington, lawmakers appeared content - for now - to let the airlines take their own steps to improve service.

Business Le Pen attacks Macron
Author: 0 Le Pen attacks Macron

The sitting President wasn't even in the race and all the candidates of mainstream parties were routed in the first round of the French presidential election . Though the two candidates ran neck and neck in the first round of 11 candidates, Macron is expected to trounce Le Pen by some 20 percentage points in the May 7 vote.

Business Death sentences upheld in pivotal India gang-rape case
Author: 0 Death sentences upheld in pivotal India gang-rape case

It took 27 minutes for Justice Dipak Misra to deliver the main judgement, sealing the fate of the four convicts by upholding the death sentence awarded to them by the trial court and the Delhi High Court. Defence lawyer A.P. Singh, representing three of the men, said the court should have given a chance to reform and avoided the death penalty. The defence counsel had sought leniency for the convicts considering their poor family background and young age.

Author: 0 USA tariffs will hurt both sides: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned Canada and the U.S. could suffer a "thickening" border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood timber and trade tensions between the two countries escalate. Eric Miller, a former Canadian diplomat who is now a Washington-based trade consultant with the Rideau Potomac Strategy Group, said trade friction with Canada should be thought of "as the violin Trump gets to play and set the mood of the place".

Business How Trump Tax Plan Would Be Felt In Kentucky
Author: 0 How Trump Tax Plan Would Be Felt In Kentucky

Analysts have said cutting the top marginal corporate tax rate by 20 percentage points could add $2 trillion or more to the deficit over a decade. Trump also plans to propose a tax on over $2.6 trillion in offshore earnings. If the tax cut applies to all business income reported on individual tax returns, it would be a huge benefit for many wealthy families. "You ran on a populist agenda but it's wealthy heirs who will pay no taxes", Marr says.