Business Mbeki Foundation wants Zuma to explain reshuffle
Author: 0 Mbeki Foundation wants Zuma to explain reshuffle

Disgruntled ANC leaders have followed through on their threats to publicly denounce President Jacob Zuma's decision to axe former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said he was "especially unhappy" that Mr Gordhan had been sacked. The report claimed that Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas were going to use a trip to Britain and the United States to hold "secret meetings" and push for a change in government.

Business Four GST bills receive approval in Lok Sabha
Author: 0 Four GST bills receive approval in Lok Sabha

Among the Bills that were passed are The Central GST Bill, 2017; The Integrated GST Bill, 2017; The GST (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017; and The Union Territory GST Bill , 2017. GST bills comprise 4 slabs of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%. The Council, however, deferred a decision on tax structure to its next meeting on May 18-19. Headed by Jaitley and comprising representatives of all states, the GST Council gave final nod for changes in rules for filing tax returns in the new regime, ...

Author: 0 European Union unveils draft guidelines for big Brexit talks

And as long as the U.K. remains a member, their rights are fully protected". Rejecting her demands for parallel talks, Mr Tusk said the negotiations could only begin once "sufficient progress" had been made on the arrangements for the UK's withdrawal.

Author: 0 Vodafone Indian Operations to merge with rival Idea Cellular

Even after a positive opening, the stock failed to hold on the momentum and lost 7.63% to Rs90.15 as the trade progressed on BSE. " Vodafone Group Plc and Idea Cellular today announced that they have reached an agreement to combine their operations in India", they said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Author: 0 Xi to meet with Trump in Florida

Just weeks ago the summit seemed a distant possibility after Trump infuriated Beijing with suggestions he might break from the US's long-standing One China Policy. On the campaign trail, Trump memorably accused China of "raping" the US with its high volume of exports to the country, while the USA exported little to China in return.

Author: 0 UN Issues Condemnation of New Israeli Settlement

Israel's decision to build the first new government-sanction settlement in a quarter-century elicited a 75-word condemnation from from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday morning, writes The Jerusalem Post . Turkey condemned the decision. USA and Israeli officials completed a round of talks on the settlements last week without agreement, saying the discussions were ongoing, and the two sides have yet to announce any final understanding on the issue.

Author: 0 Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF)

DA Davidson's target price indicates a potential upside of 25.86% from the company's previous close. Institutional investors now hold around $10.72 billion or 74.6% in HBAN stock. However, it could also mean that something is fundamentally wrong with the company. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.08 per share.

Author: 0 Blind sacked as Dutch coach after World Cup flop

In the Netherlands' last 15 qualifiers, be it for Euros or World Cup, their only wins have come against Kazakhstan, Latvia , Belarus and Luxembourg . The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has called time on the former defender's reign after only 20 months and 18 matches. "But because the results are unfortunately disappointing, and the qualification for the World Cup in Russian Federation is hard, we feel forced to part ways", Decossaux said in an official statement issued by KNVB.

Author: 0 SpaceX creates history, launches used rocket back into space

Thursday's Falcon 9 launch was used the put a communications satellite in order, for Luxembourg-based satellite-operator SES SA. Musk is now eyeing a relaunch in 24 hours. But the life of re-used boosters, the most expensive part of the rocket, is unknown. Long-time customer SES got a discount for agreeing to use a salvaged rocket, but would not say how much.

Author: 0 SpaceX Launches And Lands The First Recycled Orbital Rocket Ever

Following the launch, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk congratulated his company for their historic achievement. Musk says that's the kind of reusability required to make trips to Mars affordable. A video screen grab shows the Falcon 9 fist stage standing on a drone ship christened " Of Course I Still Love You ". The ship is expected to return to its home at Port Canaveral with the Falcon 9 a few days after launch.

Author: 0 Trump to sign executive orders targeting 'trade abuses'

Treasury Department, not that of Congress". However, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, during his interaction with White House reporters, insisted that the executive order expected to be signed on Friday is not just about China. "American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives", he wrote. While amounts are not large relative to the overall trade deficit-Germany and France exported respectively $196 million and $179 million worth of steel plate to the U.S.

Author: 0 Sterling Bancorp (STL) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

On 9/17/2013 U.S. Bancorp announced a quarterly dividend of $0.23. EPS in next five year years is expected to touch 6.50% while EPS growth in past 5 year was 15.50% along with sales growth of 32.00% in the last five years. Consensus earnings estimates are far from ideal, but they are watched by many investors and play an important role in measuring the appropriate valuation for a stock.

Author: 0 China's Xi will meet Trump in US April 6-7-Beijing

The White House announced the same day that Trump would host Xi from April 6 to 7 at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida. In Thursday's tweet, Trump said the highly anticipated meeting, which is also expected to cover differences over North Korea and China's strategic ambitions in the South China Sea, "will be a very hard one".

Author: 0 UK police still believe London attacker was acting alone

A 30 year-old man has been arrested in connection with last week's terrorist attack in Westminster. The Islamic State group claimed that one of its "soldiers" carried out the attack. Basu added that the police still need "to establish with absolute clarity why he did these unspeakable acts", stressing that the reasons behind the attack "may have died with him [the attacker]".

Author: 0 Wyoming Delegation Applauds Keystone XL Pipeline Permitting

The State Department said Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon signed the permit . " TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long-overdue project with efficiency and with speed", Trump announced from the Oval Office, adding that it would lower consumer fuel prices, create jobs and reduce USA dependence on foreign oil.

Author: 0 United Airlines to its passengers: "Your leggings are welcome!"

One of the benefits of working for an airline is that our employees are able to travel the world. The company continued to engage with the public as they were inundated with sharp criticism for the policy and insisted that ordinary passengers could wear whatever they wished.

Business Sam Boyd viable option for Raiders until new stadium is built
Author: 0 Sam Boyd viable option for Raiders until new stadium is built

But that's just me. "[It's] very sad, really, because a lot of my friends are affected by it". At one point, there was speculation that Raiders owner Mark Davis might move the franchise to San Antonio (well, the San Antonio area, as a new stadium would've been built outside the city.) But serious talks of a move were never considered because of the massive power that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wields among National Football League owners.

Author: 0 Trading Notes on Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): Active Stock Recap

TheStreet lowered shares of Gilead Sciences from a "b-" rating to a "c+" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 25th. Raymond James Trust N.A. This quarter analysts say they expect sales to move at $12.49 billion - higher from $10.7 billion the year before. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 30th.

Author: 0 United Kingdom government: Terrorists should not be able to communicate secretly via WhatsApp

Khalid Masood killed four people and left more than two dozen hospitalized, including some with what have been described as catastrophic injuries. To put at ease those still wondering whether WhatsApp messages are encrypted, WhatsApp is using the Signal Protocol designed by Open Whisper Systems, which encrypts not only end-to-end messages but also voice and video calls between users, according to PC World .

Author: 0 Hannity sides with Freedom Caucus over Trump on health care

U.S. president Donald Trump warned conservative Republicans that he may not support them in next year's mid-term elections as tensions continued within the Republican party over last week's failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. "It's ridiculous at this point to start pointing fingers at the Freedom Caucus", Ingraham said. So while the most recent comments fit into a loosely designed deliberate campaign of sorts now, there's no question it could become very real if Trump decides it's ...

Business Holcomb Gets Specific In Road Funding Debate
Author: 0 Holcomb Gets Specific In Road Funding Debate

Simmons attempted to downplay the extent of the Senate's plan arguing that $148 million of the $540 million increase from property tax revenue wouldn't be borne from existing home- and business-owners' pocketbooks. As for education, the Senate rejected the school superintendent bill. Holcomb wanted $10 million in new funding; Kenley said he was willing to offer $4 million.

Business Venezuela's chief prosecutor warns congress annulment broke law
Author: 0 Venezuela's chief prosecutor warns congress annulment broke law

The Organization of American States and nations across the region have sounded the alarm, and Venezuela's beleaguered opposition has called it a "coup". Dressed in black and waving a small blue book containing the Venezuelan constitution, Maduro told about a dozen officials at the meeting that Venezuela was experiencing a "political lynching" but that he had faith the council would find a swift solution.

Author: 0 Raiders Moving To Las Vegas

The Raiders know they will play in Oakland in 2017 and 2018, and they are scheduled to move into a new domed stadium in Las Vegas in 2020. The Raiders could move as early as next season, with UNLV's Sam Boyd Stadium, a 35,000-seat facility an option.

Author: 0 SpaceX makes history by launching recycled rocket

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight past year blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in the first successful launch of a recycled orbital-class booster, which scored a double feat with another return landing on an ocean platform.

Author: 0 Some internet providers vow not to sell customer browsing data

AT&T's defunct Internet Preferences program collected web-browsing data from some home broadband customers and charged subscribers who wished to opt out of collection an additional $29 a month. He argued that Comcast's privacy commitments "go even beyond this protection of sensitive information that has dominated the dialogue this week". Consumers who already find targeted ads creepy - like the kind from retailers that follow you around after you've visited their site - might not take kindly ...

Business Toshiba's Westinghouse nuclear division plunges into bankruptcy
Author: 0 Toshiba's Westinghouse nuclear division plunges into bankruptcy

According to township statistics, more than 300 Westinghouse workers live in Cranberry, while about another 300 live in other Butler County municipalities. and co-owner of the Vogtle nuclear plant in Waynesboro, Ga., that's under construction by Westinghouse - said it's working with regulatory partners and co-owners "to determine the best path forward" for the plant.

Business Lewis Hamilton believes he can beat Sebastian Vettel to world title
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton believes he can beat Sebastian Vettel to world title

We'll have a clearer indication of Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's championship credentials, and how Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will respond when the Chinese Grand Prix takes place in two weeks time. When Vettel came in for his pit stop he came our right in front of the Red Bull and Ferrari, fended off Verstappen, and promptly drove away. Vettel stopped six laps later and emerged with Verstappen, and, crucially, Hamilton, behind him.

Author: 0 At Namami Brahmaputra Fest, President's Word Of Caution On Intolerance

Despite such ethnic diversity, we are a one-nation state. "We wish that Namami Brahmaputra not only becomes India's biggest river festival but also turns into the most powerful river festival of India", Mr Tobgay added. Highlighting Assam's huge potential, President Mukherjee said the state is rich in natural resources and its people are hard working, adding that what is needed is strong drive, right policies and effective implementation.

Author: 0 Trump talks up orders on trade, but neglects to sign them

President Trump on Friday signed two executive orders aimed at tackling concerns about trade abuses as the White House seeks to launch a major overhaul of US policy. The order will require that letters of credit, insurance company bonds, or cash be put up by companies, so that fines can be assessed and levied for dumping, said Ross.

Business Interest on small savings schemes cut by 0.1%
Author: 0 Interest on small savings schemes cut by 0.1%

The government announced in February a year ago that it will review small savings interest rates every quarter instead of annually, based on the yields of government bonds of the previous three months. The Centre today lowered interest rate by 0.1 per cent on Public Provident Fund (PPF) and small savings deposits. "Apart from offering higher interest rates compared with bank deposits, some of the small savings schemes also enjoy income tax benefits", it said.

Business Judge approves settlement in Trump University case
Author: 0 Judge approves settlement in Trump University case

Schneiderman said in a statement that Friday's deal approval "will provide relief -- and hopefully much-needed closure -- to the victims of Donald Trump's fraudulent university". Trump initially filed an unsuccessful countersuit after the complaint was first filed in 2010, the same year the training program went bankrupt, and the ordeal became a topic of debate during the real estate magnate's 16-month White House bid.

Author: 0 This weekend, turn out your lights for Earth Hour 2017

The initiative is supported by 7,000 cities around the world. "Through our active participation in Earth Hour, we hope to raise the level of environmental awareness throughout society, driven by our commitment to community responsibility and the support of our national leaders' directives to achieve sustainable development across the UAE, and ultimately reduce our impact on the planet".

Author: 0 SpaceX successfully launches used rocket into orbit

Neither SpaceX nor its customer for this mission - Luxembourg-based communications satellite operator SES - disclosed the financial terms of the deal. Another six pre-flown Falcon 9 rockets are due to launch this year. SpaceX is estimating about a 30% reduction compared to a new rocket. "You've got to get away from the idea that it's secondhand", Halliwell told reporters.

Business Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) EVP Sells $144701.68 in Stock
Author: 0 Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) EVP Sells $144701.68 in Stock

William Blair reissued an "outperform" rating on shares of Exelixis in a report on Wednesday, March 1st. Exelixis, Inc . has a 52 week low of $3.90 and a 52 week high of $23.49. Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of Exelixis from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $22.00 target price on the a report on Tuesday, February 28th.

Author: 0 Dem opposition to Trump court pick grows; Schumer warns GOP

And she cited his support for the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision , which allows corporations and unions to contribute unlimited amounts of money to political parties and candidates. Heitkamp and Manchin are so far the only two Democratic senators to say they'll back Gorsuch. It would restore the slim conservative majority to a high court that's periodically deadlocked 4-4 since the February 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Business Defiant Cyril Ramaphosa calls firing of Pravin Gordhan
Author: 0 Defiant Cyril Ramaphosa calls firing of Pravin Gordhan "unacceptable"

He added that it was a "great privilege" to serve South Africa as minister and deputy minister of finance. "And I said as much as I understand that, I think my organisation, the ANC, comes first". "It's also likely to worsen tensions within the governing party, the African National Congress (ANC)", John Ashbourne, Africa economist at Capital Economics said.

Author: 0 Congressman heading Russian Federation probe dodges protests

Schiff on Friday slammed the White House's handling of the information, saying "If the White House had any concern over these materials, they should have been shared with the full committees in the first place as a part of our ordinary oversight responsibilities".

Author: 0 EU Brexit guide softens on United Kingdom relations

Tusk said Brussels' second duty was "to prevent a legal vacuum for our companies that stems from the fact that after Brexit the European Union laws will no longer apply to the U.K". The bloc "will prepare itself to be able to handle the situation also if the negotiations were to fail", the guidelines said. "Looking at the numbers, the United Kingdom contributes today only for three percent of our civilian capabilities in our EU operations and missions and five percent to the military ones ...

Author: 0 "I objected to Gordhan's dismissal": Ramaphosa

The leader of the DA party, Mmusi Maimane said the party has instituted an urgent legal action at the Western Cape High Court to halt the swearing in of the new ministers set to take place Friday evening. Zuma is due to step down as head of the ANC in December, ahead of the 2019 general election. Many South Africans had viewed Gordhan as a responsible steward of an economy that now could be downgraded to junk status by credit ratings agencies within days.

Business Some EpiPens recalled, FDA says
Author: 0 Some EpiPens recalled, FDA says

The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, protects the public health by assuring the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products for human use, and medical devices.

Business Health care execs bask in Sunshine List
Author: 0 Health care execs bask in Sunshine List

Brampton councillors who sit on regional council do not appear on the Sunshine List, but their combined city and regional salaries puts them close to $140,000 in annual earnings. The Greater Essex County District School Board paid Paul Picard, the director of education, $227,531. Six North Perth employees made the list, with CAO Kriss Snell leading the group with a salary of $140,682.52.

Business 'Westinghouse bankruptcy unlikely to impact Indo-US N
Author: 0 'Westinghouse bankruptcy unlikely to impact Indo-US N

Toshiba said last week the company had suffered almost $10 billion in losses related to nuclear reactor construction initiatives. The Japanese conglomerate's board approved the Chapter 11 filing in a U.S. "While we are working with Westinghouse to maintain momentum at the site, we are also now conducting a full-scale schedule and cost-to-complete assessment to determine what impact Westinghouse's bankruptcy will have on the project".

Author: 0 Huge nuclear cost overruns push Toshiba's Westinghouse into bankruptcy

However, the US embassy said that the USA government remains committed to civil nuclear cooperation with India. Westinghouse said in a court filing it had secured $800 million in financing from an affiliate of Apollo Global Management to fund its core businesses during the reorganization.

Author: 0 China Doubles Down on the Paris Accord as Trump Runs Away

He ordered a review of emissions limits on coal-fired power plants and restrictions on federal leasing for coal production. Unusual attended the roll out of the order along with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt , both of whom praised the president for following through on his campaign promise.

Business Russian opposition leader jailed after organizing anti-corruption protests
Author: 0 Russian opposition leader jailed after organizing anti-corruption protests

Russia's leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his su. Lozina, who described herself as "a graduate of Physical-Technical Institute", told the Russian website Meduza that she had been walking through the center of Moscow with her mother and sister, when they encountered a police blockade and a crowd of people.