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Business Inside sources say T-Mobile, Sprint merger talks have resumed
Author: 0 Inside sources say T-Mobile, Sprint merger talks have resumed

Banks haven't been formally hired, although financial firms are jockeying for roles if a deal comes together, the people familiar with the matter said. T-Mobile's market value as grown from around $32 billion to $55 billion and the company moved into the #3 spot, jumping over Sprint. The two mobile carriers had previously held merger talks in 2014, but the deal fell through after regulatory concerns.

Business United Airlines says cockpit access information made public
Author: 0 United Airlines says cockpit access information made public

The airline sent employees a bulletin warning that "flight deck access procedures may have been compromised". In addition to secured and fortified cockpit doors - two regulations put in place by the Federal Aviation Administration following 9/11 - ALPA advocates for "secondary barriers" made from wire mesh, to be installed between the cabin and the flight deck on all commercial flights.

Business Layoffs In Indian IT May Continue For 1-2 Yrs
Author: 0 Layoffs In Indian IT May Continue For 1-2 Yrs

Wipro is also learnt to have asked about 600 employees to leave as part of its annual "performance appraisal" even as speculations were that the number could go as high as 2,000. The appraisal process generally ends by March. AMID REPORTS of Indian IT companies axing hundreds of their employees on account of increasing automation and stunted sectoral growth, software services industry body Nasscom on Friday refuted the reports and said that the country's IT sector "continues to be a net ...

Author: 0 Workers plug hole in collapsed tunnel at United States nuclear site

Workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are making preparations to fill a 400-square foot (37 square meters) hole that has developed over a tunnel containing radioactive waste stored on the former plutonium production site. "No action is now required for residents of Benton and Franklin counties", the Energy Department said, referring to the almost 300,000 residents near the site.

Author: 0 Interserve plc's (IRV) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Liberum Capital

The SI to Xencor Incorporated's float is 5.75%. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $38.44. It is down 2.91% since October 4, 2016 and is uptrending. Among 29 analysts covering Diageo PLC ( LON:DGE ), 17 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Dcc Plc has a 52-week low of GBX 5,780.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 8,029.92.

Author: 0 Asks Donald Trump To Stay In The Paris Agreement

No new date was given for the session, which aims to bring together President Donald Trump - who is flirting with pulling out of the agreement - with top climate and economic advisers. The business world is also mobilizing to voice their support for the agreement, which GOP heavyweights and Climate Leadership Council leaders George Shultz and Ted Halstead summarized in a New York Times op-ed.

Business USA committed to Turkey's security, Mattis tells Turkish PM Yildirim
Author: 0 USA committed to Turkey's security, Mattis tells Turkish PM Yildirim

Turkey has warned the United States that its decision to arm Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in Syria could end up hurting Washington, and accused its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally of siding with terrorists. One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the equipment for the Kurdish elements could include small arms, ammunition, machine guns, armoured vehicles and engineering equipment.

Author: 0 Kate Spade's stock soars after $2.4 billion Coach buyout deal

Given the gap in brand awareness of Kate Spade relative to Coach , it is easy to see that the brand can grow significantly outside of the core USA and Japanese markets and even in the United States (80% of sales currently), and there are clear opportunities for growth in both full price and outlet locations.

Business President Trump signs religious liberty executive order
Author: 0 President Trump signs religious liberty executive order

Pastor Robert Jeffress told Martha MacCallum on "The Story" that Trump realizes the government needs to halt its "assault" on religious freedom. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activist group Equality Florida had scheduled a conference call with reporters Thursday to discuss the order but opted to call it off once their attorneys read the contents of it.

Business Vodacom eyes R35bn acquisition of 35% stake in Safaricom
Author: 0 Vodacom eyes R35bn acquisition of 35% stake in Safaricom

Safaricom pioneered commercial mobile money transfer globally through M-PESA, the most successful service of its kind anywhere in the world. The company raised three-year targets for service revenue to mid-single digit growth from low-to-mid single digits and earnings before interest and taxes to mid-to-high single digits.

Author: 0 Oil prices fall amid slower demand and high US output

Brent oil prices are expected to average 53 per barrel in 2017 and 57 per barrel in 2018, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its May Short-Term Energy Outlook. Investing.com offers an extensive set of professional tools for the financial markets. But after Brent prices fell back below $50 per barrel last week, analysts said producers felt forced to act.

Business Analysts Ratings on: Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO)
Author: 0 Analysts Ratings on: Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO)

In the last quarter, insiders acquired 31,500 shares of company stock valued at $658,140. Forward View reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Vista Outdoor in a research note on Monday, January 16th. slid 3% Thursday before recouping their losses, after the company posted much weaker-than-expected profit for its fourth fiscal quarter and said demand for guns and ammunition has collapsed since the November election.

Author: 0 Major announcements from Microsoft's EDU event

The pre-installed new operating system, known as Windows 10 S, is a specific configuration of Windows 10 Pro that offers a familiar experience that's streamlined for security and performance. All machines will come with a free subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition . Here's the trick: Consumers who buy the Surface Laptop can pay a one-time $49 upgrade fee to move from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro.

Author: 0 Teri Vance: Celebrate Mother's Day any way you want

In return, I loved them very much and always loved it when Mother's Day came around. For mothers overwhelmed by the daily work of raising children: "Cast all your worries upon Christ, for he is caring for you ". Having us was your choice and you have done the best job you could with us . While all these are nice and touching, a little bit of humour never hurt anybody.

Author: 0 US fails to reassure G7 on 'Trumponomics'

The Secretary pointed to the recently announced trade agreement with China as a step in the right direction, as the Trump administration pushes trade deals and negotiations with several key trading partners for more balanced growth. After the meeting, officials from Japan and member European countries remained concerned about the economic shift in Washington, particularly after Mnuchin said the USA reserved the right to be protectionist if it thought trade was not free or fair.

Business BHP to drop 'Billiton' in major rebranding to shore up local support
Author: 0 BHP to drop 'Billiton' in major rebranding to shore up local support

It opened head offices in Melbourne the same year, but became BHP Billiton in a merger with the South African company that bore that name in 2001. The name change harks back to the original Broken Hill Propriety Co. In 2015, it spun off nickel, aluminum and other assets-much of which came from the Billiton side of the company-into South32 Ltd . USA hedge fund Elliott Management Corp.

Author: 0 Sri Lanka PM meets Malaysia, Myanmar leaders at Belt and Road Forum

He said that Pakistan have (had) privilege to host China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that is the first flagship project of the Belt and Road initiative. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, around 1,500 delegates from over 130 countries, about 70 global organizations and more than 4,000 journalists will participate in the event.

Business New South Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders
Author: 0 New South Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders

The Japanese and South Korean leaders agreed to meet with each other as soon as possible. But Korean critics said Japan did not go far enough under the deal, and earlier this year Tokyo recalled its ambassador over a statue symbolising the comfort women installed outside its consulate in Busan.

Business Oil prices rise in Asia in expectation of Aramco supply cut
Author: 0 Oil prices rise in Asia in expectation of Aramco supply cut

Output by the 11 countries was 29.92 million bpd in April, up fractionally from 29.9 million in March and only about 116,000 bpd above the agreed target. "An OPEC output cut extension seems almost guaranteed given the lack of draws to [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] stocks that have been witnessed since December", Vincent said.

Business In sharp reversal, Sino-American trade relations improve
Author: 0 In sharp reversal, Sino-American trade relations improve

The latest agreement also includes their preparations to open up USA exports of liquefied natural gas to China . Last year, the trade deficit with China reached $347 billion showed figures from the U.S. Foreign-owned firms in China will also be able to provide credit rating services . In return, the United States will resolve outstanding issues around the import of cooked poultry from China , which has been in a holding pattern for almost three years.

Author: 0 Sinclair Broadcast to Acquire Tribune Media for $3.9 billion

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval, but the Trump administration's FCC has signaled its openness to media consolidation. The Tribune deal will give Sinclair a footprint in almost all of the country's major markets, about a third of the nation's households.

Business TPG Capital Leads $2.7 Billion Bid For Fairfax
Author: 0 TPG Capital Leads $2.7 Billion Bid For Fairfax

Looks a done deal now (as if it weren't already). Fairfax shares on Friday closed at $1.07 each, indicating a market value of $2.46 billion for the company. Regardless of the proposal, Fairfax is continuing to progress the preparation for its spin-off and listing of the Domain business, the company said.

Business Russia, Saudi call for oil output deal extension
Author: 0 Russia, Saudi call for oil output deal extension

While output curbs that started January 1 are working, global inventories aren't yet at the level targeted by OPEC and its allies, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said in Beijing alongside his Russian counterpart, Alexander Novak . Total volume traded was about 53 per cent below the 100-day average. The contract increased 7 cents to US$50.84 on Friday. The next round of cuts will be on the same terms as the existing deal, Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih said at a joint briefing ...

Author: 0 Oil rises as countries join OPEC cuts

Now, OPEC and its allies are looking forward to prolong their agreement, which includes three largest producers Russia, Iraq and Iran, into the second half of the year. Crude oil prices dropped into the upper $40 range on signs the market was taking longer than expected to eat into the glut that led to a prolonged slump past year.

Author: 0 Oil Prices Near Five-Month Low, Moving Further Below $50

What will also dampen the cartels future perspective to strengthen crude prices and increase market share is Russian Federation, world largest oil producers reluctance to extend the production cut as it generally ramps up its production in the second half of the year and also because of its allegedly 100 percent compliance rate up to May 2017 as per a recent report by the country's ministry of energy.

Author: 0 Bank warns of 'moderate' growth as it keeps interest rates at 0.25%

However, Carney said that due to the tightening labour market, wage growth should start to pick up in the next few years, helping to ease the pressure on real income levels. Meanwhile, the Financial Times has reported the minutes from the latest Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee meeting are likely to show an increase in the number of members voting for a rate hike.

Business For The First Time Ever, SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite Into Orbit
Author: 0 For The First Time Ever, SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite Into Orbit

Due to the nature of the launch, neither the objective of the mission nor the length of the satellite's orbit or final destination have been disclosed. In 2014, SpaceX sued the U.S. Air Force in a dispute over an $11 billion contract awarded to ULA. SpaceX will also attempt to land the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just south of the government-run space agency NASA's spaceport.

Author: 0 Nigeria's First Lady visits rescued Chibok girls

Shehu said he hoped the verification process would be concluded soon and pledged: "The government will not stop any parents from immediately establishing contacts with their daughters". The People's Democratic Party National Caretaker Committee has welcomed the release of the 82 Chibok girls. "The other girls released earlier have been undergoing some teachings in Biology, Civic Education, English, Mathematics and Geography pending the time they will resume school".

Author: 0 Trade Desk soaring, +32.2% after 'perfect' earnings

Citibank arranged the deal between The Trade Desk and City National Bank, East West Bank, US Bank, Union Bank and Bank Hapoalim, the company announced May 10. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink . In related news, insider Jeffrey Terry Green sold 2,199,999 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 3rd.

Business Oil prices near 5-month low as global oversupply weighs
Author: 0 Oil prices near 5-month low as global oversupply weighs

Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said on Thursday, Moscow backs the extension of the accord. Russia, the largest contributor to the agreement among non-OPEC members, cast doubt over the deal by saying nothing formal has been decided in the Kremlin.

Author: 0 Federal Reserve keeps interest rates steady -- June hike likely

Traders in the fed funds futures market are anticipating a 70 percent chance of a move at the next meeting, but are split on whether the Fed will raise again this year. Job gains were described as "solid", as were the fundamentals underpinning the continued growth in consumer spending. The U.S. added just 98,000 net new jobs in March, the fewest in a year, although economists said weather was probably a factor.

Author: 0 U.S. may ban laptops on all flights from Europe

Britain quickly followed suit with restrictions on a slightly different set of routes. The current ban by the US imposes the restrictions on flights from Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Morocco.

Business France's Macron pledges to overcome division in society
Author: 0 France's Macron pledges to overcome division in society

Macron becomes the youngest post-war French leader and the first to be born after 1958, when President Charles de Gaulle put in place the country's Fifth Republic. He displayed youthful vigour during the televised proceedings, at one point racing up the stairs to meet a protocol requirement, something not all previous French presidents might have managed.

Business United States beef headed to China
Author: 0 United States beef headed to China

China has seen tremendous growth in beef demand over the last five years, and there's a lot of opportunity there for US beef , said Kent Bacus, NCBA director of worldwide trade and market access. The US financial industry is a major beneficiary of the agreement on market access. In an interview with Bloomberg, Ross trumpeted the agreement as a historically good deal.

Author: 0 Governor, law professors support MI judicial nominee

With Neil Gorsuch safely on the Supreme Court, the White House is turning its attention to the lower federal courts. Although Supreme Court cases get the most media play, it's the federal appeals courts that arguably have the largest impact on shaping the law, with the lower courts hearing 35,000 cases per year as compared to only about 100 per year on the Supreme Court.

Business Sean Spicer evaded questions on Comey by 'hiding in a bush'
Author: 0 Sean Spicer evaded questions on Comey by 'hiding in a bush'

Spicer, during his daily White House press briefing, answered reporter Jeff Mason's question of whether Trump had recorded his conversation with Comey . Plop the stick through a bush and into the dirt, and bam - you've got your very own Spicer peeking out from the bushes, presumably to make sure there are no reporters around.

Author: 0 G7 financial leaders reiterate FX pledges, vow more cyber cooperation

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday after meeting with officials from the world's other industrialized democracies that he thought they were more at ease with Donald Trump's economic policies. President. He said the administration was focused on growth, "and growth in the United States is good for the world economy". G7 meetings began in the 1970s as informal gatherings for the most important global finance ministers to discuss pressing matters affecting their economies.

Author: 0 Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination

Centrist Macron, who took power on Sunday after beating far right leader Marine Le Pen in last week's run-off, has pledged his support for the French bid and had said he would speak with the IOC's commission "next week". "I know Paris has at times said it's '24 or nothing". Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid chiefs on Wednesday vowed to put athletes at the forefront of the Games if the Californian city wins the right to stage the sporting spectacular.

Business Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack
Author: 0 Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack

The WannaCry ransomware attack began on Friday, impacting computers at United Kingdom hospitals, utilities in Spain, and Russia's interior ministry. A Renault plant in Sandouville, France, was one of those confirmed to have shut down. France's ANSSI digital security agency said that for the moment, it knew of no other French victims of the attack. Renault's partner company Nissan was also affected: a United Kingdom spokesperson confirmed that files at its Sunderland factory were impacted on ...

Author: 0 Spurs beat Man United to finish 2nd in Premier League

When Rooney beat Hugo Lloris from close range after some fine play by Martial it seemed United might gatecrash the party but Tottenham would not be denied and Alli nearly made it 3-1 when his shot was headed off the line by Danny Blind. The Premier League match between Tottenham and Manchester United is set to start at 4:30pm local time, 9:00pm IST and 11:30am EST. We, Manchester United , for us it's more important to win titles than to finish top four.

Author: 0 Oil lower, USA crude output seen at record high in 2018

In the report, OPEC pointed to continued high compliance by its members with the supply deal and said oil stocks in industrialized nations fell in March - although they are still 276 million barrels above the five-year average. US light crude gained 21 cents to $46.43 a barrel. Despite this, analysts warned that markets remained well supplied. "The reason why the bears have been able to control this market is we haven't seen the hard evidence; there are a lot of doubting Thomases that ...

Business James Comey declines to testify before Senate panel
Author: 0 James Comey declines to testify before Senate panel

The possibility Trump misled lawmakers about the reasons for his decision adds another layer of controversy to Comey's dismissal and could fuel calls on Capitol Hill for congressional investigators to more aggressively probe the possibility of collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russian government.

Author: 0 US military confirms North Korea fired missile

Japan should cooperate closely with Russian Federation and China to solve North Korea's missile and nuclear problem, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Sunday. These tests included the near-simultaneous firing of four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan in March - a move the North said was a rehearsal for attacking USA bases in Japan.

Business Hamilton takes Spanish pole but Vettel prevents Mercedes lock-out
Author: 0 Hamilton takes Spanish pole but Vettel prevents Mercedes lock-out

Lewis Hamilton heaped praise on his Mercedes team on Friday after he and team-mate Valtteri Bottas dominated practice ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix . Reflecting on that change, Vettel replied: "A busy morning, big thank-you to the team because we had to change the engine last minute and the vehicle was just about finished so today is really for the mechanics - also from Kimi's auto that helped out, so grazie".