Business Here's what's happening to retail sales
Author: 0 Here's what's happening to retail sales

But even though Brits upped their spending on going out last month, they are feeling increasingly cautious about their ability to spend overall and noted that rising food and petrol prices meant they felt less positive about spending on non-essentials, the report said.

Business Citing Losses, Fare Quits Austin as Uber, Lyft Resume Service
Author: 0 Citing Losses, Fare Quits Austin as Uber, Lyft Resume Service

City Attorney Dennis Herrera said on Monday he was seeking records to investigate whether Uber and Lyft fail to adequately serve poor neighborhoods and the disabled and whether their drivers create hazards on the road. They are on the road for such long shifts that they become drowsy, making the streets unsafe. "In San Francisco , almost 30% of rides take place in underserved neighbourhoods and 20% of Lyft rides begin or end at a public transit station", Lyft spokeswoman Chelsea Harrison ...

Author: 0 Kuwait trying to mediate and solve diplomatic rift, says Qatar minister

Meanwhile its bulging $335bn (£260bn) sovereign wealth fund has been quietly extending its economic empire across the globe. The United States has approved two large military contracts totalling more than US$1.4 billion on Monday after promising Saudi Arabia a huge arms package to counter any threat from Iran.

Business Li calls for joint efforts with Germany to promote trade liberalization
Author: 0 Li calls for joint efforts with Germany to promote trade liberalization

Reports suggest China has scrapped plans for one hundred new coal-fired power plants, but that's largely because its economic growth is slowing down and their population is aging. Meanwhile, General Motors, the No. 1 USA automaker, said it would continue its commitment to "creating a better environment". Meanwhile, Trump will announce his decision on whether to withdraw from the Paris climate deal on Friday, as media reports said that a USA exit was likely.

Business Legal Experts to Trump on Travel Ban: Twitter Hurting Cause
Author: 0 Legal Experts to Trump on Travel Ban: Twitter Hurting Cause

Those responses will nearly certainly rely on Trump's tweets in arguing that the justices should not revive the order. Trump's tweets Monday morning could give fresh ammunition to those who argue the revised travel ban still has constitutionally suspect motives, and hedges on Trump's stated desire to reinstate the original version.

Business Augusta woman accused of taking classified documents
Author: 0 Augusta woman accused of taking classified documents

The document says a cyberattack by Russian military intelligence penetrated one US elections supplier and targeted more than 100 local election officials just weeks before last year's election. The report's summary also noted two other hacking operations in which another email address was created to "potentially used to offer election-related products and services, presumably to US -based targets".

Author: 0 IOS 11: Here are the best features in Apple's new operating system

To save you rewatching Apple's two-and-a-bit-hour long keynote, we've rounded up eight of the biggest announcements from this year's WWDC below. You can even type to the SIRI . You will now be able to see what your friends are listening to so you can find new songs on the service. Owe your mates some cash for last night's takeaway? San Jose: Apple has introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro at the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ).

Business San Francisco claims Uber, Lyft not serving poor, disabled
Author: 0 San Francisco claims Uber, Lyft not serving poor, disabled

City Attorney Herrera added they are seeking four years of records from the companies. "But that convenience evaporates when you're stuck in traffic behind a double-parked Uber or Lyft , or when you can't get a ride because the vehicle isn't accessible".

Business Kuwait Emir in talks with Saudis, Qataris to resolve Gulf crisis
Author: 0 Kuwait Emir in talks with Saudis, Qataris to resolve Gulf crisis

While airline bosses were arriving in Cancun, Mexico to attend the International Air Transport Association annual conference in Cancun, Mexico news broke from the Gulf Region about UAE , Bahrain , Saudi Arabia and Egypt teaming up against the State of Qatar to isolate the country and immediately cut all air connectivity, effectively isolating Qatar.

Author: 0 OPEC extends oil output cut by nine months

Regarding the effect of the proposed partial sale of US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) on OPEC deal, the analysts noted that the impact on oil prices from a gradual sell-off of the SPR is likely to be small as commercial stocks are falling.

Author: 0 Malta elections: Labour Party declares victory

Muscat, who has been prime minister since 2013, went to the polls a year after his wife was accused of being the beneficial owner of a secret Panamanian shell company used to bank unexplained payments from Azerbaijan's ruling family. None of the investigations had finished before Saturday's vote, prompting Busuttil to accuse Muscat of taking the country to the polls early to "save his skin".

Business ExxonMobil Acquires Exploration Acreage in Equatorial Guinea
Author: 0 ExxonMobil Acquires Exploration Acreage in Equatorial Guinea

EG-11 is adjacent to Zafiro field on the 547,000-acre Block B, where ExxonMobil recently extended its contract for the 110,000-b/d Serpentina floating production, storage, and offloading vessel ( OGJ Online, May 12, 2017 ). Equatorial Guinea is Africa's seventh largest oil producer behind Nigeria, Angola, Algeria, Libya, Egypt and Sudan. Equatorial Guinea, Sub-Saharan Africa's third-largest oil and gas producer, joined OPEC less than two weeks ago at the Vienna summit on which the cartel ...

Author: 0 Homepod is Apple's first "breakthrough home speaker", coming December for $349

An Apple-designed A8 chip provides the processing power behind the most complex audio technologies in this device, including direct and ambient audio and echo cancellation. The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google , Amazon , Microsoft and Facebook. While we're still waiting to test the performance of the HomePod's voice recognition and interaction, the sonic performance showed Apple has made something that's easily a match for Sonos' ...

Author: 0 Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate: Rex Tillerson

The poll found 67% of participants who said they were Republican supported Trump's decision , while 25% opposed it. Independents swung left, with 63% opposing Trump's exit and 22% supporting it. A small group of skeptics, some of them in the White House, believe the Paris pact threatened business. It helped paved the way for the Paris Agreement, which was possible to conclude only because of USA leadership and its willingness and ability to fruitfully engage other countries.

Business South Africa slips into recession, heaping pressure on Zuma
Author: 0 South Africa slips into recession, heaping pressure on Zuma

The news of a recession comes in the same week that unemployment figures rose to 27.7% - the highest number in 13 years. Africa's most developed economy contracted by 0.7 percent in the first quarter after shrinking by 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of a year ago, the statistics agency said.

Author: 0 The iMac Pro is Apple's most powerful computer ever

The updated iMac features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and supports up to twice the memory as the previous generation. The 21.5-inch model will also now support up to 32GB of RAM , and the 27-inch model will support 64GB of RAM . But in an unexpected turn of events, the Cupertino company also announced a much more powerful iMac Pro for power users.

Author: 0 Siri, HomePod, Macs and more: Highlights from Apple's WWDC 2017

Although Siri would likely be a centerpiece of a smart speaker from Apple , Moorhead said the device's design, colors and acoustics will also likely be focal points because the company has a long history of making elegantly designed products.

Business China's credit rating downgraded for first time since 1989
Author: 0 China's credit rating downgraded for first time since 1989

The global rating agency announced Wednesday that it was downgrading the Middle Kingdom's long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings one notch, to A1 from Aa3. Shanghai shares pulled back from initial sell-offs following the decision, with the Shanghai Composite Index closing 0.07 percent higher, shrugging off a 1.3 percent drop earlier in the day.

Author: 0 Analyst Coverage Updates - Cranswick (LON:CWK)

Robert Jr . on Tuesday, December 20. Klingenstein Fields & Lc has 247,611 shares. Norris Perne & French Limited Liability Partnership Mi reported 20,730 shares or 0.26% of all its holdings. Berenberg maintained the shares of TALK in report on Thursday, February 9 with "Hold" rating. The stock has "Neutral" rating by BNP Paribas on Monday, August 15.

Business BA pressured into changing website wording after disruption claims tussle
Author: 0 BA pressured into changing website wording after disruption claims tussle

The airline was returning to normal on Monday, planning to run more than 95 percent of flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick , with only a handful of short-haul flights canceled. Officials from the airline said affected passengers will be eligible for refunds on expenses such as hotels, ground transportation and meals. "They've all been local issues around a local data center, which has been managed and fixed by local resources", he told Sky News .

Author: 0 OPEC Deal Extension Isn't Enough to Rope in Bullish Oil Traders

Global benchmark Brent crude futures was down 1.7 percent, or 80 cents, at $49.75 a barrel, as of 0725 GMT. Mr. Trump said in his speech that the landmark 2015 agreement imposed extremely unfair environmental principles which may weaken the United States economy, harm U.S.

Business Datatec soars on $830m asset sale
Author: 0 Datatec soars on $830m asset sale

The 10% sale also enables Westcon International to complete its transformation process and improve operating efficiency. The Fremont, Calif. -based distributor said it will pay an additional $30 million for a 10 percent stake in Westcon-Comstor's $2.35 billion worldwide business, which includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

Business Champions Trophy: Kiwis opt to bat first against Aussies
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: Kiwis opt to bat first against Aussies

But with the tournament looming as one for the batsmen, some tightening of the attack at the top of the innings will be necessary if coach Darren Lehmann wants his team to avoid a repeat of Australia's 2013 Champions Trophy campaign, which ended in the group stages.

Business Family of Oregon stabbing suspect offers condolences
Author: 0 Family of Oregon stabbing suspect offers condolences

He did not enter a plea during his brief arraignment on charges including two counts of aggravated murder , which carry the death penalty. It states that the first person to try to "deescalate the situation" was a MAX rider identified as "Mr.

Author: 0 British Airways doesn't blame Indian firm for flight disruption

BA cancelled all its flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after the IT failure, which shut down all of the carrier's check-in and operational systems and affected call centers and its website . BA's GMB union has said outsourcing IT jobs to India could have made the problems worse. Passengers, some of whom had spent the night at London's Heathrow Airport, faced frustrating waits to learn if and when they could fly out.

Author: 0 (ATW) Shares now down at $10.13 WeissLaw LLP: The Atwood Oceanics, Inc….

On average, equities research analysts expect that Atwood Oceanics will post ($0.39) earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The firm owned 62,117 shares of the offshore driller's stock after selling 14,100 shares during the period. Raymond James raised its rating on Atwood Oceanics, Mkt Perform on 31/05/2017 in a reversal from its prior Underperform rating.

Business Meat producer's attorney: ABC reports nearly ended business
Author: 0 Meat producer's attorney: ABC reports nearly ended business

He said BPI lobbied for years to get its LFTB added to ground beef without labels indicating it was there. Lawyers for BPI have declined to say if they plan to focus on "fake news" as a tactic at trial. "ABC did not report facts that hadn't been reported before", he said. The Sioux City Journal reports that a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates was seated this week.

Author: 0 Apple HomePod vs Amazon Echo vs Google Home

Amazon has heavily dominated the field with its home speaker called Echo, which uses the digital assistant Alexa. The Cupertino company described the 7in device - which comes in white and "space grey" - as a "breakthrough home speaker" created to "rock the house".

Author: 0 British police name two London Bridge attackers

He said the investigation into Butt began two years ago but "there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly". "She lived this belief, working in a shelter for the homeless until she moved to Europe to be with her fiance". A vigil was held at Potters Field Park near London Bridge to remember the victims in which London mayor Sadiq Khan said the British capital would not be cowed by terrorism.

Author: 0 California Resources Corp (CRC) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.23 EPS

World Asset Management Inc's holdings in Range Resources Corp. were worth $541,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in RRC. Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for California Resources Corporation as $489930 in the Current Quarter. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share.

Author: 0 Wexford Capital LP Takes Position in Skechers USA Inc (SKX)

NINE MASTS CAPITAL Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Skechers USA during the first quarter worth $137,000. During the past three months the stock gain 3.2%, bringing six months performance to 15.94%. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: " Skechers USA Inc (SKX) Shares Sold by Texas Permanent School Fund" was reported by Sports Perspectives and is the property of of Sports Perspectives.

Business Trump launches economy plan a Comey testifies
Author: 0 Trump launches economy plan a Comey testifies

Comey's appearance will be carried on live television. Some bars in the United States capital are even planning to open early for viewing parties. The White House director of legislative affairs says the ongoing investigations into possible links between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's campaign have undoubtedly detracted from the administration's agenda.

Business Girlfriend of black man killed by officer testifies in trial
Author: 0 Girlfriend of black man killed by officer testifies in trial

Reynold's began recounting what happened the day Castile was shot. There was also marijuana in the auto . Castile then met them at her daughter's daycare, and the foursome went grocery shopping. A young black man who manages a Wendy's restaurant is also on the panel. Jeronimo Yanez , left, at the Ramsey County courthouse in St. Paul on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Author: 0 Trump pushes for privatizing US air traffic control

The Trump administration plans a week of infrastructure projects. President Donald Trump threw his support behind a plan to detach the US air traffic control system from the Federal Aviation Administration and put it under the control of a nonprofit corporation.

Author: 0 Were Analysts Bullish IP Group Plc (LON:IPO) This Week?

Analysts await KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.77 EPS, up 1.14% or $0.02 from last year's $1.75 per share. About shares traded. 161,430 shares were sold by Burke Edward J., worth $3.07M. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Neutral" on Wednesday, August 3. The company's market cap is GBX 7.27 billion.

Author: 0 Qatar And Its Neighbours May Lose Billions From Diplomatic Split

The dispute comes less than a month after US President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and called for a united Muslim front against extremism. US officials in multiple agencies stressed their desire to promote a reconciliation between the Saudi-led group and Qatar, a state of 2.5 million people with vast natural gas reserves.

Author: 0 Report suggests Russia hackers breached voting software firm

The report , which was dated May 5 and obtained by The Intercept , details how hackers from the GRU, or the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate, attacked an elections software and hardware company just before the November election.

Business CNN anchor mocks Indian-American spelling bee champion
Author: 0 CNN anchor mocks Indian-American spelling bee champion

Vinay who received the United States dollars 40,000 prize money, said she would split it with her seven-year-old brother and put her share in an account for her college education. "Reinforcing the Sanskrit stereotype on a champion of a Indian origin, really?" She said that if Camerota is guilty of anything, it is of "recycling a joke" and not in making fun of Vinay .

Business Buildings light up green in solidarity with Paris climate accord
Author: 0 Buildings light up green in solidarity with Paris climate accord

Under the state's Clean Climate Careers initiative, Dollars 15 million will be provided to educators and trainers partnering with the clean energy industry and unions to offer training and apprenticeship opportunities. NYPA has established a new partnership with a consortium of banks that, will for the first time ever through NYPA, enable municipalities to access low-priced capital from commercial banks to finance energy efficiency and solar projects.

Author: 0 BP plc (BP) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts

TheStreet upgraded shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Co. from a "d+" rating to a "c" rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. The stock of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, May 1 by Williams Capital Group.

Author: 0 Cranswick (LON:CWK) Analyst Target Changes

The institutional investor held 127,865 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $4.92 million, down from 137,289 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with "Outperform" on Wednesday, August 10. The company had a trading volume of 5,115,830 shares. UBS downgraded AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN) on Wednesday, April 5 to "Neutral" rating.

Business Teekay Tankers Limited (NYSE:TNK) on Focus After Report of Less Shorts
Author: 0 Teekay Tankers Limited (NYSE:TNK) on Focus After Report of Less Shorts

There are now 8 brokerage firms covering Teekay Tankers Ltd., offering earnings per share estimates as well as future price target projections. Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 78,936 shares or 0% of its portfolio. and related companies with MarketBeat .com's FREE daily email newsletter. The Company has four lines of business: offshore logistics (shuttle tankers, the HiLoad DP unit, floating storage and off-take (FSO) units, units for maintenance and safety (UMS), and long-distance towing ...

Business Employers Added A Modest 138000 Jobs in May
Author: 0 Employers Added A Modest 138000 Jobs in May

Further job gains are likely in construction. There was a 16-year low at 4.3% in the unemployment rate in May which is said to be the lowest rank since May 2001. The number of jobs added was less than the 185,000 analysts had expected. Average hourly earnings , a closely-watched metric, rose 0.2% during the month, as expected, putting year-over-year wage gains at 2.5%.

Author: 0 United States mayors and governors defy Trump, will stick to Paris agreement anyway

The Indian-American lawmaker revealed in an interview on CNN that aired on Saturday night, that despite his decision to withdraw the USA from the historic Paris climate accord, Trump had reservations about the impact of the move. "Well, frankly, I think the whole question is an effort to get it off the point and the issue of whether Paris is good for this country or not", said Pruitt.

Business Michael Bloomberg: US states and businesses will still meet Paris targets
Author: 0 Michael Bloomberg: US states and businesses will still meet Paris targets

Trump barely mentioned the global warming that the Paris Agreement aims to ameliorate, suggesting that he continues to think that climate change is, as he once put it, a " hoax ". "There has to be far more focus on the economic message", Kerry said, saying the USA is putting itself at a competitive disadvantage in green technology sectors.

Business Full cuts to Sunday penalty rates have been delayed
Author: 0 Full cuts to Sunday penalty rates have been delayed

Fast-food employees will have their 150 per cent Sunday rates cut over the next three years until 2019. Sunday penalty rates would be reduced from 175 percent to 170 percent in 2017-18, from 170 percent to 160 percent in 2018-19, and from 160 percent to 150 percent in 2019-2020.

Business Flint Official Caught On Tape Blaming
Author: 0 Flint Official Caught On Tape Blaming "F*cking N*ggers" For Water Crisis

Late on Monday, June 5, Detroit U.S. District Judge Judith E. Levy issued a 101-page opinion granting Flint residents Shari Guertin, her minor child, and Diogenes Muse-Cleveland permission to move forward in the suit against the City of Flint; its former emergency managers Darnell Earley and Jerry Ambrose; former Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Howard Croft; and eight former state Department of Environmental Quality employees.