Business

Business Economic Buzz: US Retail Sales Up 0.8% In November
Author: 0 Economic Buzz: US Retail Sales Up 0.8% In November

US retail sales rose more than economists expected in November as Americans increased spending at the start of the holiday shopping season, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The newspaper also said that " high inventories and a slowdown in purchases by worldwide tourists amid a rising dollar" contributed to a poor holiday season for retailers past year.

Business German pilots union reviewing statement from Ryanair on union recognition
Author: 0 German pilots union reviewing statement from Ryanair on union recognition

Pilots and ground crew in Italy were due to take action first with a four-hour strike later on Friday, to be followed by a 24-hour stoppage by pilots in Ireland and Portugal on December 20. Budget carrier Ryanair is reversing its longstanding refusal to recognize pilots' unions in a bid to avert strikes over the busy Christmas season. Management has warned pilots in internal memos that pilots who take part in strike action may lose out on promotions and could cause the company to shift ...

Business What's the Forecast for West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil?
Author: 0 What's the Forecast for West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil?

The IEA also said it expects the oil market to have a surplus of 200,000 bpd in the first half of next year before reverting to a deficit of about 200,000 bpd in the second half. exports, encouraging producers to ramp up output. Suhail Al Mazrouei , energy minister for the United Arab Emirates , told Bloomberg television that "all signs are good" for the oil market in 2018, and he added that OPEC's role in the world oil market "is vital in restoring the market from where it was to where ...

Business US F-22 fires flares to 'warn' Russian jets in Syria
Author: 0 US F-22 fires flares to 'warn' Russian jets in Syria

Pickart accused the Russian pilots of unsafe flying during the encounter. Russian Federation described an alleged November 23 incident during which an F-22 Raptor maneuvered dangerously near two Su-25s before an Su-35 chased it away.

Author: 0 Able to Maintaining Good Volume: Schlumberger Limited (SLB) ,Ball Corporation (BLL)

Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is without change, as 45 investors sold PAYX shares while 279 reduced holdings. only 68 funds opened positions while 265 raised stakes. The Price Range 52 Weeks is one of the tools that investors use to determine the lowest and highest price at which a stock has traded in the previous 52 weeks.

Author: 0 Apple reveals $5000 iMac Pro will go on sale on Thursday

Targeted at developers, designers, video editors, and other professional creatives, the new iMac Pro comes after a long hiatus of four years when Apple had brought the cylindrical Mac Pro into the market. The update also includes powerful tools for professional color grading. The Verge noted that the iMac Pro can be viewed as Apple's answer to years-long of rants by the users demanding for more powerful Mac choices.

Business Crackdown At Bitcoin Exchanges Start: Five Things To Know
Author: 0 Crackdown At Bitcoin Exchanges Start: Five Things To Know

The first-ever bitcoin futures began trading on Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange. The main aim of these surveys is to devise some regulations for the virtual currencies. This is the third time that the central bank has come with a warning notice against the usage of virtual currencies. It has also advised the Income Tax Authorities to keep an eye on all the transactions taking place in this field.

Business Disney To Buy 21 Century Fox Assets for $52.4B in Stock
Author: 0 Disney To Buy 21 Century Fox Assets for $52.4B in Stock

Comcast is dropping out of the running to buy a majority of 21st Century Fox , clearing the path for Disney to complete an acquisition should it choose to do so. None of the Murdochs are expected to be given board seats at Disney, according to the sources. Other assets changing hands include Fox's 30% stake in Hulu, the USA streaming service, in which Disney is also a shareholder.

Business Australia adds to money laundering claims against bank
Author: 0 Australia adds to money laundering claims against bank

It was alleged by Australia's financial intelligence and regulatory agency in August that CBA had been involved in " serious and systemic non-compliance " with the Act, originally detailing 53,700 alleged breaches, which included failing to hand 53,506 threshold transaction reports (TTRs) for cash transactions over AU$10,000 to Austrac through intelligent deposit machines (IDMs) for nearly three years between November 2012 and September 2015.

Business Oil recovers on big U.S. crude stock drawdown
Author: 0 Oil recovers on big U.S. crude stock drawdown

Media reports stated that Ineos, which recently became the owner of the pipeline, said a shutdown was the safest way forward after a small hairline crack was found in the pipeline, which carries about 450,000 barrels per day, or 40% of United Kingdom production.

Business Real Madrid left incensed by disallowed VAR goal
Author: 0 Real Madrid left incensed by disallowed VAR goal

Gareth Bale scored with his first touch after coming off the bench to strike the Real Madrid victor as the European champions survived a scare to beat local side Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday and reach the Club World Cup final. Madrid struggled early and allowed the local league winners to open the scoring with a goal by Brazilian forward Romarinho just before halftime. Finally, Modric was the creator once again with eight minutes remaining, feeding substitute Gareth Bale to complete the ...

Business BJP, Congress lock horns over death of 21-year-old in Karnataka
Author: 0 BJP, Congress lock horns over death of 21-year-old in Karnataka

Vishwa Hindu Parishad general secretary D Narasimha said that although such an incident has occurred in the state, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy have not reacted on the issue. Mestas family and local residents have alleged he was abducted and killed amid reports the body bore marks of attack by sharp objects. Following the massive protests and violence over the 18-year-old's death witnessed in parts of coastal Karnataka , the Siddaramaiah government has chose ...

Business Peter Kay cancels live stand-up tour
Author: 0 Peter Kay cancels live stand-up tour

Uploading a message on his social media accounts, Peter apologised for disappointing fans. In a statement on his Facebook page, the funnyman announced 100 stand-up gigs and all upcoming work commitments were cancelled. Phoenix Nights creator Peter had recently added a string of dates to the mammoth tour due to the popularity of ticket sales. It would have been his first stand-up tour since 2010's The Tour That Doesn't Tour Tour...

Business Austrian airline Niki insolvent after Lufthansa drops bid
Author: 0 Austrian airline Niki insolvent after Lufthansa drops bid

The warning comes a week after Lufthansa offered concessions to encourage the European Commission to green-light its planned purchase of parts of Air Berlin. The decision by Lufthansa has plunged Niki into financial turbulence as it lost bridge financing from the German airline giant. Air Berlin said in a statement Tuesday that prospective buyers IAG had withdrawn their interest in Niki, while there was also no workable offer from Thomas Cook, leaving Lufthansa as the group's only option for ...

Business Gold falls in anticipation of interest rate hike
Author: 0 Gold falls in anticipation of interest rate hike

Gold is sensitive to rising rates because they push up bond yields, reducing the appeal of non-yielding gold. The Fed has forecast three rate rises for next year, and it is expected to keep its outlook about the same even though the market has been skeptical it will hike as much as it expects.

Business Salient Trust Company Lta Holds Holding in Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
Author: 0 Salient Trust Company Lta Holds Holding in Microsoft Corp (MSFT)

It has outperformed by 33.20% the S&P500. Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust Company decreased Microsoft Corp ( MSFT ) stake by 2.8% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Provident Co reported 6,654 shares stake. Girard Prns invested 1.84% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ). 145,908 are owned by Columbia Asset Mngmt.

Author: 0 Amazon's Bezos Fuels Blue Origin To Successful Space Launch

The uncrewed, straight-up, straight-down trip was conducted at Blue Origin's testing ground in West Texas. Blue Origin's "Mannequin Skywalker" has rocketed nearly all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie. In fact, Blue Origin has had a relatively quiet 2017 compared to the company's previous years. The booster comes back to Earth for a vertical touchdown via engine burns, in much the same way first stages of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets do during orbital flights.

Business Mobile plans pay TV launch with acquisition of Layer3 TV
Author: 0 Mobile plans pay TV launch with acquisition of Layer3 TV

Layer3 TV's broadband-delivered subscription TV service is now available in five US cities: Denver (where the company is based), L.A., Chicago, Washington D.C., and Dallas/Ft. Leading up to throwing its hat into the "virtual pay TV" ring, T-Mobile has made several moves in mobile video, looking to lure subscribers as growth tapers off in the competitive wireless sector.

Business Wholesale Prices Rise on High Energy Costs
Author: 0 Wholesale Prices Rise on High Energy Costs

The government said the increase in the producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, was largely caused by a spike in gasoline and other energy prices. That annual inflation reading has remained below the Fed's 2% target for the best part of 5 ½ years. Prices for final demand transportation and warehousing increased 0.6% in November after increasing 0.8% in October.

Business United Kingdom jobless rate lowest since 1975
Author: 0 United Kingdom jobless rate lowest since 1975

The number of people in work has fallen by 56,000, the biggest drop in nearly three years, new figures reveal. Average weekly earnings rose by 2.5 per cent year on year in the three-month period to October, but lagged behind Britain's annual inflation rate of 3.1 per cent, further eroding workers' purchasing power.

Business Twitter rant costs Jose Canseco his job as A's TV analyst
Author: 0 Twitter rant costs Jose Canseco his job as A's TV analyst

Former Major League baseball player Jose Canseco of the San Diego Surf Dawgs is shown during a game against the Chico Outlaws July 3, 2006 in Chico, California. He admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs as a player and later wrote in a book that most of the players were doping to improve their game. Tuesday's Twitter rant comes at a time when sexual harassment has become nearly a daily topic of discussion, as politicians, media icons and even renowned journalists have faced the ...

Business Beware of Porch Pirates: 6 tips to protect holiday deliveries
Author: 0 Beware of Porch Pirates: 6 tips to protect holiday deliveries

The scam reportedly tells customers, many who may be waiting for holiday packages, that their shipment could not be delivered. The last day to ship FedEx express overnight is Thursday, December 21 . The Courier Journal sent three photographers and a dozen cameras inside the UPS Worldport to capture how the season of giving gets where it needs to go.

Author: 0 Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) is Round Hill Asset Management's 2nd Largest Position

Anthem Inc now has $58.71 billion valuation. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 59,716,372 shares of the cable giant's stock valued at $2,244,768,000 after acquiring an additional 29,199,805 shares in the last quarter. It also upped Intl Business Mach. (NYSE:IBM) stake by 2,475 shares and now owns 9,040 shares. Halbert Hargrove Russell Ltd Liability Corp has 0.08% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) for 7,829 shares.

Author: 0 Korea weighs taxing capital gains from cryptocurrency

Financial institutes such as banks will be banned from owning virtual currency, buying them, mortgaging them, or owning shares in them. In what may emerge as a groundbreaking case of South Korean regulators imposing fines against a cryptocurrency exchange for data breach violations, BTC Korea.Com, operator of the Korea-based Bithumb exchange, has found itself in the crosshairs of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC).

Business Aadhaar made mandatory for AMC clients from January 2018
Author: 0 Aadhaar made mandatory for AMC clients from January 2018

The government had announced a series of deadlines for linking the biometric Aadhaar identification card with various services, including phone numbers, bank accounts, PAN cards, and other services provided by the government. It must be noted that all other deadlines to link Aadhaar with services remain unchanged. Some petitioners in the top court have termed the linking of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) number with bank accounts and mobile numbers as "illegal and ...

Author: 0 Wal (WMT) Position Held by United Services Automobile Association

About 4.79M shares traded. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. (NYSE: WMT ) by 7.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. will post 4.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Therefore 43% are positive. Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where 2 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 5 said it's a HOLD, and 1 analysts rated ...

Author: 0 Investors Sell Gilead Sciences (GILD) on Strength (GILD)

The stock decreased 1.60% or $1.28 during the last trading session, reaching $78.69. About 4.89M shares traded. Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) has risen 23.00% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. 12,080 are held by Fincl Counselors Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD ). Columbia Asset Mngmt has 0.08% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc . Analysts await Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ:OTTR) to report earnings on February, 5.

Business Hiring pace expected to remain steady - ManpowerGroup
Author: 0 Hiring pace expected to remain steady - ManpowerGroup

A Manpower survey , which included more than 4,905 employers across various industries, found that 57 percent have forecast no change in the staffing levels, 24 percent of the employers are projecting an increase in the staffing levels and only 3 percent expect a decrease in the hiring activity, Economic Times reported.

Business Man charged Dh53,000 for 20-minute cab ride
Author: 0 Man charged Dh53,000 for 20-minute cab ride

Uber has apologized and withdrawn a shocking $18,000 fare charged in error by a taxi driver who had signed up to take Uber calls. During a press event that saw Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman and a SickKids patient ambassador order the first Lyft ride delivering toys to the hospital, Lyft general manager Tim Houghton indicated several times that Lyft's success comes from "treating people better".

Business Borce Ristevski to contest murder charge
Author: 0 Borce Ristevski to contest murder charge

Ms Ristevki's brother Stephen Williams lives in Melbourne. "It is no way a celebration, it's another stage in bringing my handsome sister Karen the justice she so deserves". He reported her missing the next day. Mr Ristevski's lawyer, Robert Stary, said earlier this year the 53-year-old was a suspect "from day one", and police also revealed the man was of interest to them.

Business Shoppers ready for festive splurge despite price rises
Author: 0 Shoppers ready for festive splurge despite price rises

Sainsbury's market share dropped to 16.3% from 16.5% while sales edged up 2%. Morrisons' market share also fell to 10.6% despite a rise in sales of 1.4% compared to past year. Co-op was the worse performer among the major retailers as the only one to see sales fall, down 1.5% in the period as it market share contracted to 6.0% from 6.3%.

Business Toshiba, Western Digital reach settlement over chip unit sale
Author: 0 Toshiba, Western Digital reach settlement over chip unit sale

Toshiba has previously agreed to sell Toshiba Memory, the world's second-biggest producer of NAND chips, to a consortium led by Bain Capital for $18 billion to cover billions of dollars in liabilities arising from the company's now bankrupt USA nuclear power unit Westinghouse.

Business 'Mistruth': Ex-Facebook Exec Blows Whistle on Manipulative Social Media
Author: 0 'Mistruth': Ex-Facebook Exec Blows Whistle on Manipulative Social Media

When he started, he said, there was not much thought given to the long-term negative consequences of developing such a platform. It's just a really, really bad state of affairs'. Though he didn't have answers on how to permanently correct the problem, Palihapitiya encouraged students to take a "hard break from some of these tools and the things that you rely on".

Business Litecoin doubles in price to $317, isn't slowing down at all
Author: 0 Litecoin doubles in price to $317, isn't slowing down at all

After Bitcoin , Litecoin has now been dominating the interest of investors. Financial investors started to speculate that the issue that led to temporary closure was caused by the malfunctioning of identification systems which failed to validate and authenticate any new transactions and novice traders on the platform.

Business Condom advertisements on television only after 10 pm
Author: 0 Condom advertisements on television only after 10 pm

It said the order was prompted by complaints that "some channels carry advertisements of condoms repeatedly which are alleged to be indecent, especially for children" . The ministry also warned television channels that failure to comply with the advisory would lead to severe actions as per provisions of the rules. Raymond Group, which owns the KamaSutra brand of condoms, told the Economic Times newspaper that "not all condom advertising is indecent , adding that they followed industry ...

Author: 0 Android Oreo Beta now live for Mi A1

Though that's not the only new app Google has made available on the Play Store today: You also have ARCore and AR Stickers apps available. Nokia had promised to give Android 8 .0 Oreo update on the Nokia 3 , Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 back in September.

Author: 0 Zurich Buys ANZ's OnePath

The acquisition will leave Zurich as the market leading retail life insurer in Australia and the company says this deal reinforces its strategy of "focusing on capital-light protection and unit-linked business, expanding bancassurance capabilities and reducing volatility".

Author: 0 Amid Opposition Boycott, Venezuela's Ruling Socialists Sweep Mayoral Races

That removes from the electoral fray key figures such as Henrique Capriles, Leopoldo Lopez and others, and led the United States to say Maduro was seeking to consolidate his "dictatorship". "They will disappear from the political map", he said. Yon Goicoechea, who contested a mayoral seat against the will of his party, said the opposition is simply playing into Maduro's hands.

Author: 0 Stocks Views And Recommendations: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), ConocoPhillips (COP)

Among new and sold out positions, 86 holders initiated new positions by a total of 22.39 million shares and 52 holders exited their positions by a total of 2.12 million shares. Microsoft Corporation has a 1-year low of $61.72 and a 1-year high of $86.20. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Llc reported 204,850 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney Strauss Ltd Liability Company invested in 17.02 million shares.

Business California company halts ICO after SEC raises registration concerns
Author: 0 California company halts ICO after SEC raises registration concerns

The head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission has warned bitcoin and other cryptocurrency investors to beware of scams and criminal activity in the sector. South Korea has simply banned ICOs, noting in September that "stern penalties" would be levied on anyone issuing one. On the same day as his statement, the organisation announced that it had successfully dissuaded a company from launching an ICO to raise funds for its "blockchain-based food review service".

Business Tech Pioneers Blast FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal
Author: 0 Tech Pioneers Blast FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

In an open letter published Monday, more than 20 industry leaders and pioneers skewered the FCC over its plan to repeal net neutrality rules , which require internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all content equally. "Not only is the FCC eliminating basic net neutrality rules, but it's joining forces with the FTC to say it will only act when a broadband provider is deceiving the public".