Author: 0 Oil lower, U.S. crude output seen at record high in 2018

Brent crude futures were up 9 cents at $49.43 per barrel at 1110 GMT, above a session low of $49.18, while US West Texas Intermediate futures were up 11 cents at $46.54 per barrel. For 2018, the EIA's growth forecast is 650,000 bpd, down from its previous forecast of 680,000 bpd. Goldman Sachs told the news agency that the rise is production is primarily driven by shale oil drillers who ramped-up their output rapidly than the conventional producers.

Author: 0 Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) Under Analyst Spotlight

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of DUK. D Orazio & Associates Inc. boosted its stake in Duke Energy Corp by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK ) shares ticked up 0.67% to $82.59 on Thursday. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 16th will be given a $0.19 dividend.

Author: 0 Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years

But Mr Morrison denied the plans were Labor-lite, when grilled by Ms Sales. "These are principles that are very important to the Liberal Party". "It is all of our responsibility to fund the NDIS". This does not include people's deposit accounts or mortgages. "The banks are in a position to support budget fix and we're asking them to do so". He also defended a trial of random drug testing for unemployed job seekers, saying there was a correlation between drug addiction and unemployment.

Author: 0 Extending Oil Cuts Might Be Complicated For Russia

May 9 Higher crude output from the United States should limit any upside to global oil prices through the end of 2018, the USA government said on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of major oil producers later this month to discuss extending supply cuts.

Business Wall Street flat after tapping record high
Author: 0 Wall Street flat after tapping record high

Federal Reserve is raising rates but at a very low pace", said Mandy Xu, derivatives strategist at Credit Suisse. "It's signaling that something negative is in the works". After the bell, vehicle rental company Hertz Global Holdings reported a deeper-than-expected quarterly loss and its stock slumped 15 percent. Straight Path STRP.A surged more than 16 percent to $187.51 after an unnamed telecommunications company raised its offer to buy the wireless spectrum holder for about $3.1 billion.

Business Obama confident US will move in right direction on climate
Author: 0 Obama confident US will move in right direction on climate

A White House spokeswoman confirmed that the meeting is being rescheduled. The goal is to ensure Mr Trump receives information from both government experts and the private sector before making a decision. economic growth. Salaheddine Mezoua of Morocco, who presided over the last high-level climate negotiations in 2016, said he trusted that "the good sense and pragmatic spirit President Trump and his team" would prevail.

Author: 0 Trump delaying decision on Paris climate deal

Chinese President Xi Jinping told French President-elect Emmanuel Macron in a phone call on Tuesday that he would uphold the Paris Agreement on curbing climate change. "He told him (Trump) that he will protect what was made in Paris". Obama, in Milan to address the Seeds and Chips fair, said he was confident that "the United States will continue to move in the right direction" on the Paris agreement.

Business The Fight Over Trump's Muslim Ban Is A Fight Over America's Identity
Author: 0 The Fight Over Trump's Muslim Ban Is A Fight Over America's Identity

Trump later read the statement at a campaign rally in SC. President Trump has said he will take the travel ban to the Supreme Court if necessary. The banned countries represent just a fraction of the predominantly Muslim countries worldwide, they note. And the government is saying that the Justice Department - or the Justice Department is arguing that the president has enormous power when it comes to national security at the border.

Author: 0 Amazon launches new Echo with a touch screen

Talk to family and friends who have an Echo or the Alexa App. A couple years ago, Amazon surprised the world by unveiling the Amazon Echo , a speaker-cum-personal assistant that not only plays music but also responds to commands that help you keep your life in order.

Author: 0 White House announces Trump visit to Israel on first trip overseas

When Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump at the Vatican at the end of this month, the world will be watching how the Argentine "slum pope" interacts with the brash, NY billionaire-turned-president. Saudi Arabia's powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Trump in Washington in March in a visit a senior Saudi advisor called a "historical turning point" in relations.

Business Treasurer on pathway to surplus
Author: 0 Treasurer on pathway to surplus

The goal would be reached through targeted spending cuts and tax increases, the government said, while stoking growth through infrastructure spending and a reduction in the corporate tax rate to 25% from around 30%. A new training fund will be launched paid for by a levy on businesses bringing in foreign workers.Businesses will have to pay an annual levy of $1200 -$1800 per worker per year to bring in people on the two-year temporary worker visa.

Business How major United States stock market indexes fared on Tuesday
Author: 0 How major United States stock market indexes fared on Tuesday

Eastern time. If it remains up for the day, it would mark the third straight session where it's set an all-time high. Energy stocks in the S&P 500 lost 0.9 percent, tied for most among the 11 sectors that make up the index. The Nasdaq is up 737.47 points, or 13.7 percent. But Coach rose $2.05, or 4.8 percent, to $44.71. Tyson Foods dropped $3.85, or 6.1 percent, to $59.48 after reporting weaker revenue and earnings for its latest quarter than analysts expected.

Business Tesla now gathers, shares video data from its vehicles
Author: 0 Tesla now gathers, shares video data from its vehicles

Tesla's most recent software update improved a number of Autopilot features for cars equipped with second-generation hardware. There's now an opt-in/opt-out data sharing agreement that confirms Tesla is collecting short video clips using the car's external cameras to learn how to recognize things like lane lines, street signs and traffic light positions, Electrek reports.

Author: 0 Star Wars Day 2017: 'May the Fourth Be With You' Memes

Sadler, Mr. Yarbrough, Mr. Martens and Mr. Ziesenheim. This coincided with the release of the first standalone Star Wars Story: Rogue One on the 16th. Appealing to the palate with sumptuous Star Wars recipes . "Congratulations", the website said, adding that the day took off once the Internet began connecting fans.

Business Dollar Trades Higher Awaiting Federal Reserve Policy Statement
Author: 0 Dollar Trades Higher Awaiting Federal Reserve Policy Statement

Economists have largely attributed the weak first-quarter GDP reading to recurring issues with the calculation of growth during the January-March period and linked the pullback in hiring to weather. Still, consumer spending and factory output have slowed, and inflation remains below the Fed's target rate. In U.S. economic news, the U.S. private sector created 177,000 jobs last month, according to a report from ADP and Moody's Analytics.

Business Ky. man forcibly removed from flight reaches settlement with United
Author: 0 Ky. man forcibly removed from flight reaches settlement with United

A condition of the settlement includes a provision that the amount remain confidential. United chief executive Oscar Munoz was criticised for his initial response to the incident. Dao was a passenger on Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville, which was overbooked. Charles Hobart, a United Airlines spokesman, confirmed the settlement, reports The New York Times .

Business Warren Buffett faults United, but sticks with airlines investments
Author: 0 Warren Buffett faults United, but sticks with airlines investments

Asked if he had stopped buying Apple, Buffett said: "Maybe, may not". Also consider that Buffett generally stays away from technology companies, since he admits to not fully understand them and their prospects. Both believe in avoiding areas where others can do better. Berkshire is known for its decentralized structure with fewer than 30 people at headquarters that allows the more than 90 companies it owns to largely run themselves.

Business Hertz, Called 'Dangerous' by Analysts, Gets Slaughtered After Brutal Quarter
Author: 0 Hertz, Called 'Dangerous' by Analysts, Gets Slaughtered After Brutal Quarter

Most of the active traders and investors are keen to find ways to compare the value of stocks. ( HTZ ) belongs to the "Services" sector with an industry focus on "Rental & Leasing Services", with Mr. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal.

Author: 0 New Microsoft Surface Laptop: Specs, Design and New Windows 10 OS

While many, us included, scoffed at the price-tag, it's a whole lot worse for punters in the UK. Luckily, buyers will be able to freely upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free until the end of the year. Anyone needing to use professional tools or non-Store software will need to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. With a 13.5 inched PixelSense Touchscreen display, the Surface Laptop boasts of 3.2 million pixels.

Business First quarter GDP shows sharp slowdown in economic growth
Author: 0 First quarter GDP shows sharp slowdown in economic growth

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said that the weak first quarter performance showed the need for the new policies Trump is offering. The first quarter advanced estimate is based on source data that is incomplete or subject to further revision, and will be followed by a second estimate released in May.

Author: 0 Coach's bling fling, will spend $2.4B on Kate Spade

Reuters reported in April, citing sources, that Kate Spade would need more time to negotiate a sale after receiving an offer from Coach . Coach shares rose almost five percent, with Kate Spade shares jumping by 8.2 percent. These cost synergies will be achieved through operational efficiencies, improved scale and inventory management , and the optimisation of Kate Spade's supply chain network.

Author: 0 Sinclair close to Tribune Media deal

There has also been speculation that Sinclair , with the addition of Tribune's portfolio, could try to launch a rival to Fox News, though the company has not commented on the possibility. If the acquisition wins regulatory approval, Sinclair, which owns WJLA Channel 7 and NewsChannel 8 in Washington, would gain 42 Tribune television stations, including WDCW-50 in Washington.

Business Kelly Ripa Teases New 'Live' Co-Host With Mystery Mug
Author: 0 Kelly Ripa Teases New 'Live' Co-Host With Mystery Mug

CNN broke the news before Monday's broadcast that Ryan Seacrest , who has guest hosted Live five times since Strahan left a year ago, will become Ripa's new permanent co-host on the program. Live is based in New York City. Seacrest will still host his radio talk shows, and that the building that " Live " originates from will also have a studio built for Seacrest's radio show.

Business U.S. close: Stocks end flat as investors mull Macron victory
Author: 0 U.S. close: Stocks end flat as investors mull Macron victory

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq narrowly secured new record closes a day earlier in lethargic trading. The Dow Jones industrial average likewise edged up a fraction of a percent, adding 5.34 points to 21,012.28. Traders were also digesting news of pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election over the weekend. Endo International ENDP.O , Office Depot ODP.O and Marriott MAR.O also rose after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.

Author: 0 Wooing Germany - Macron team debates euro zone reform tactics

The little-known Mr. Macron stepped into the breach as a centrist. It was Mr Macron's first public appearance with President Francois Hollande since Mr Macron resigned as economy minister in August to run for office. But while France had 47.5 million registered voters, a near-record 25 per cent abstained from casting their ballot in this year's election. "But the firm support for Marine Le Pen, and other anti-EU parties, in Europe show that not everyone is happy with the European ...

Business Projections show Macron elected French President
Author: 0 Projections show Macron elected French President

In the meantime, he is expected to name a prime minister and a cabinet. Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman Tom Brake said: "Theresa May has adopted Ukip's rhetoric, and now she is adopting their incompetence too". "The next challenge for Macron is going to be the parliamentary elections in June, and given that there's a lack of significant support, it remains highly uncertain whether the President can build a parliamentary majority".

Business Jio woes: Airtel Q4 net profit tanks 72% to Rs 373.4 crore
Author: 0 Jio woes: Airtel Q4 net profit tanks 72% to Rs 373.4 crore

The net profit in the quarter ended March 2017 stood at Rs 373.4 crore (or Rs 0.93 a share), almost a fourth of the Rs 1,319.2 crore (or Rs 3.30 a share) notched in the year-ago period. Although Bharti Airtel added almost 80 lakh new mobile subscribers in the March quarter, its overall revenues fell as average voice revenue per user (ARPU) dropped 8.4 per cent sequentially to Rs 158 from Rs 172 in the December quarter.

Author: 0 Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU)

City invested 1.05% in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). It has underperformed by 20.95% the S&P500. Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 13th. had 37 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Evercore has "Outperform" rating and $64 target. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 81 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,467.15.

Business IndiGo To Launch Regional Operations with Up to 50 ATRs
Author: 0 IndiGo To Launch Regional Operations with Up to 50 ATRs

In the year-ago period, the same stood at Rs 4,090.68 crore, according to a release. However, the airline was able to report a 20.3 percent increase in total revenue to Rs 5,142 crore at the end of the quarter on account of robust passenger load factor of 86.1 percent.

Author: 0 Peel Hunt Reiterates Buy Rating for Blancco Technology Group PLC (BLTG)

It fall, as 51 investors sold Admiral Group plc shares while 215 reduced holdings. Since April 3, 2017, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $878,345 activity. Therefore 40% are positive. Whitman Howard reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a GBX 600 ($7.76) price target on shares of A.G. Barr plc in a report on Monday, January 30th.

Author: 0 Fed: US slowdown in Q1 'likely to be transitory'

NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rallied broadly on Wednesday and hit more than six-week highs against the yen after the Federal Reserve signaled it was still on track for two more interest rate hikes this year. The Fed's policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee voted unanimously to keep the federal funds rate in a range of 0.75-1.0 percent, just as most analysts had expected.

Business What happens now: Macron faces busy schedule starting with his inauguration
Author: 0 What happens now: Macron faces busy schedule starting with his inauguration

Macron won the presidency with 66 percent of votes cast for a candidate. New opportunities will now open up for the proactive agenda needed to strengthen the European Union, including more jobs and fair working conditions, a stronger climate policy and a functioning asylum system in which everyone takes responsibility, " said Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden.

Author: 0 Buffett: GOP Health Care Bill a Tax Cut for the Rich

The Trump administration's healthcare bill would repeal most of the taxes that paid for Obamacare, which is formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Currently, Berkshire has more than $90 billion in cash on hand. That kept Berkshire from losing money in the dot-com stock bubble that burst in 2000, but it also meant missing the chance to invest in Google.

Author: 0 NZ dollar falls after Fed statement

The US central bank said it felt the recent slowdown in US growth will likely be temporary, noting that while household spending growth had expanded "only modestly" of late, the "fundamentals underpinning the continued growth of consumption" were still solid.

Business Target testing a restocking program for household essentials
Author: 0 Target testing a restocking program for household essentials

Target is now testing the next-day delivery service with select team members at Target headquarters. Target outlined how the service will work: "Once the pilot is live this summer, Minneapolis area guests that have a REDcard will be eligible to visit a dedicated online experience to access thousands of household essentials.

Author: 0 Apple Plans $1 Billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund

Tim Cook reiterated this in an interview with CNBC: "We are seeing a kind of delay in purchasing behaviour that we think is a outcome of the number of rumours and reports about future products". Apple is expected to start local assembly or manufacture of some of its devices from India in the near future, though specifics are still not available.

Business Travel ban arguments focus on Trump's comments about Muslims
Author: 0 Travel ban arguments focus on Trump's comments about Muslims

He said Trump later explained the aim was to protect the country against such groups as the Islamic State and al-Qaida. It's unclear when the judges will issue their written decision. The Trump administration's new policy temporarily suspends the us refugee program and blocks new visas to citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Author: 0 Buffett Says Thesis Was Flawed on IBM, He Blew It Missing Google

The billionaire has long said that he plans to work for as long as possible, and while he has identified successors for his roles as Berkshire's chairman and top stock picker, he has not said who would actually run the company. Buffett and Munger avoided technology investments for most of their careers because they said it was too hard to figure out which companies will win.

Business Passenger dragged from plane reaches settlement with United Airlines
Author: 0 Passenger dragged from plane reaches settlement with United Airlines

Dao, 69, a local pulmonologist, was bloodied in the incident April 9 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. David Dao's legal team said the agreement includes a provision that the amount will remain confidential. "We're taking steps to change", United tweeted on Thursday, along with an outline of how they'll ensure passenger comfort moving forward. The Kentucky man who was forcibly removed from a United plane in early April has reached a settlement with United Airlines.

Author: 0 Number of Americans in labor force hits record high

In March, it was 8.9 per cent. That metric is now firming and in April was 62.9%, compared to 63.0% in March and 62.8% one year earlier. In addition to more individuals joining the labor force this month, the number of unemployed individuals declined by 146,000 Americans, leading to a decline in the unemployment rate.

Author: 0 First large Chinese-made passenger jet takes its maiden flight

The plane's maker is the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Comac, a government-owned firm founded in 2008 and tasked with the strategic goal of breaking the duopoly held by Airbus and Boeing. China first gave the world a glimpse of the plane, which will be able to carry 158-168 passengers, in November 2015 when it rolled it out at a ceremony in Shanghai.

Author: 0 Crude oil wipe out

It took months for Opec and non-members to reach a deal, though oil-producing states started to suffer from ultra-low prices which slumped to 27.26 U.S. Iraqi fuel oil exports have soared since January despite a reduction in the country's crude production in line with OPEC supply cuts, industry sources said, in what could be a way to boost output of refined products and maintain oil revenues.

Business Lawmakers Didn't Pull Any Punches When Criticizing Airline Reps
Author: 0 Lawmakers Didn't Pull Any Punches When Criticizing Airline Reps

The settlement announcement came on the same day that United Airlines revealed some big policy changes, including raising the maximum incentive for a passenger to give up their seat when a flight is overbooked to $10,000. Some lawmakers - and frequent flyers - are acknowledging that airline executives are in a tough spot as they testify before lawmakers at a hearing on problems with USA air travel.

Author: 0 Thousands demonstrate against new French president Macron

The campaign took a further twist when an information hack led to the release of a trove of documents related to the Macron campaign, which said some of the released documents were fraudulent. While politicians in France are applauding his election as representing vigour, imagination and hope in the practice of French democracy, which is the right sentiment to express at this juncture when relief at Le Pen's defeat is upper most in their minds, the problems lie ahead.

Author: 0 Oil prices edge up in anticipation of extended crude output cut

The over 14,000 August $39 puts that changed hands is nearly 20 times the number of contracts previously outstanding for the bearish option, and it reflects the "crescendo of negativity" influencing the market, said James Cordier , founder of

Author: 0 Oil gives up earlier gains as rising US output, China concerns weigh

Oil prices gave up earlier gains on Tuesday, as concerns over slowing demand and a relentless rise in US crude output undermined the impact of hopes that OPEC-led production cuts could be extended. What was new was Falih's willingness to contemplate extending the agreement even further, beyond 2017. "We see prices between $45-50 per barrel as fundamentally justified".