Author: 0 US trade deficit shrinks as global economy gathers strength

The drop exceeded economists' expectations by more than $1 billion. Imports declined in February by the most in almost a year as demand for consumer goods and automobiles waned. "Moreover, any policies that serve to disrupt global trade may result in unintended negative consequences for the American economy". American manufacturers have struggled for more than a year with economic weakness in major export markets and a rising value of the dollar, which makes US goods less competitive on ...

Business US adds just 98K jobs; unemployment falls to a low 4.5 pct
Author: 0 US adds just 98K jobs; unemployment falls to a low 4.5 pct

The workforce saw a slight increase in employment growth with an additional 98,000 new jobs for the month of March, according to a federal report Friday. "Housing supply, on the other hand, could be constrained further because homebuilders still face worker shortages, despite construction employment gains holding steady in recent months".

Author: 0 Rand Paul Optimistic on Healthcare Deal After Playing Golf With Trump

There still hasn't been a breakthrough on health care despite President Donald Trump's continued claim that lawmakers are getting closer and closer to making one. The stumbling block, he suggested, was the House Freedom Caucus , the conservative group that Trump has blamed for the failure of his bill in March.

Business Tesla sets record for sales, output in Q1
Author: 0 Tesla sets record for sales, output in Q1

The Model X accounted for 46.2 percent of all cars Tesla delivered during the quarter. Musk has said Tesla aims to make 500 000 cars next year, an aggressive goal that hinges on battery-cell production at its so-called Gigafactory east of Reno, Nevada.

Author: 0 United Airlines Faces Backlash Over Dress Code Controversy

Twitter user Shannon Watts, who was on the same Sunday flight as both girls, reported that the duo were asked to change or "put dresses on over" their leggings before entering United's aircraft. Watts said one of the the girls' father was allowed to board while wearing shorts and called the airline's policy sexist. "They wear yoga trousers all of the time when flying".

Author: 0 Russian Federation sounds warning after Syria strikes

Such an inquiry will not, of course, sit well with Russian Federation, which is now demanding a U.N. Security Council investigation of American aggression. It followed days of outrage over images of dead children and victims suffering convulsions from the suspected sarin gas attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun.

Business Tornados, Rain, Hail Pummel Southeast US
Author: 0 Tornados, Rain, Hail Pummel Southeast US

Forecasters said a wide area including large parts of Alabama, Georgia and SC were under the threat of powerful, long-lived tornadoes . The natural disasters have toppled trees and downed power lines in rural Georgia. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency and deployed 50 National Guard soldiers. The University of South Carolina Beaufort has canceled classes after 4:20 p.m.

Author: 0 Fed official: Bond holdings would be reduced gradually

The reaction was whiplash on United States markets. Australia's index also lost 0.5 percent. The Nasdaq biotechnology index turned negative in the late afternoon to end down 1.4 percent. The major exporters are mostly lower on a stronger yen. The ten year bond closed with a yield of 2.334%, down 0.030 from 2.364%... Nine of the S&P's 11 major sectors finished lower, with financials leading the sell-off.

Business Dan Norton breaks all-time try scoring record in Hong Kong
Author: 0 Dan Norton breaks all-time try scoring record in Hong Kong

They will make mistakes, but that is part of the growth of any player", Powell said. However, Ng Shiu, Lewis Ormond, Teddy Stanaway and Joe Webber will get game time during the Hong Kong 10s tournament, on Wednesday and Thursday, with the latter three having their first worldwide hit-outs for the season after recovering from injuries.

Business Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form
Author: 0 Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form

Ms. Trump, 35, will be the Presidents assistant and her husband, Mr. Kushner, 36, has the title of senior adviser. "Steve thinks Jared is worse than a Democrat, basically", another official close to Bannon said . On April 5, Trump removed Bannon from the National Security Council's cabinet-level "principals committee", according to the New York Times . The gap between the two camps, once caused by policy differences, has recently widened due to personal acrimony between Bannon and ...

Author: 0 Bank of America Corporation (BAC) Performance Overview

Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 4,368 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Investors of record on Friday, March 3rd were given a $0.075 dividend. (NASDAQ:EXEL) was sold by POSTE GEORGE on Wednesday, March 1. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.29%.

Author: 0 Syrian fighter jets TAKE OFF from base Donald Trump bombed

Trump likely has some legal headway to intervene in Syria , if the argument holds that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons threatens us interests. Syrian state TV reported a USA missile attack on a number of military targets and called the attack an "aggression". Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has also described the American offensive as an "act of aggression", comparing it to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Author: 0 Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) & Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) Traders Alert

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of USB. Vicus Capital increased its position in shares of U.S. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of global copyright and trademark law. The correct version of this article can be accessed at

Business Western Digital Corp (WDC) Receives
Author: 0 Western Digital Corp (WDC) Receives "Sector Perform" Rating from Pacific Crest

According to Zacks, " Western Digital has outperformed the Zacks categorised Computer-Storage Devices industry in the past one-year". Continued investments in product innovation could result in flattish margins in the near term. Western Digital Corporation (WDC ) have shown a high EPS growth of -20.20% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of -83.80% yoy. The data storage provider reported $2.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.18.

Author: 0 Trump's Mar-a-Lago Meeting With China's Xi Jinping Raises Ethics Concerns

Trump accepted Xi's invitation to China later this year, state news agency Xinhua news agency cited officials as saying on Friday. Speaking shortly before his arrival at the Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump said he would discuss North Korea with Xi and he believed " China will want to be stepping up " its pressure on Pyongyang.

Author: 0 Australian Prime Minister to discuss with PM Modi opportunities for collaboration

This will be the first visit by an Australian prime minister since Tony Abbott's 2014 trip. Both countries have found themselves in what is called a "stockwave" of their respective positions. "We support the United States in that swift action". "India is undergoing a dramatic economic transformation and our close partnership creates opportunities for both nations".

Author: 0 Celebrities slam United Airlines bosses over dress code controversy

Actress Patricia Arquette tweeted: Turns out United bans leggings, torn jeans, and shorter shorts for free employee pass tickets. United Airlines has released a statement confirming that its passengers may wear leggings in-flight, following an incident where two girls were barred from boarding one of its flights.

Author: 0 Xi arrives in Florida for first meeting with Trump

But while Mr Trump told the Financial Times it would be good for China if they decide to help the U.S. with North Korea, he said "if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will". The two leaders sat down together to dine on pan-seared Dover sole and NY strip steak on Thursday night, spending some social time before digging into thorny bilateral security and trade issues.

Business Markets Right Now: Syria, weak jobs leave stock market mixed
Author: 0 Markets Right Now: Syria, weak jobs leave stock market mixed

The S&P 500 financial index was down 0.56 percent, led by banks.At 11:04 a.m. ET (1504 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 14.13 points, or 0.07 percent, at 20,648.82, the S&P 500 was down 2.06 points, or 0.08 percent, at 2,355.43 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 7.30 points, or 0.12 percent, at 5,871.65."This morning's job numbers place another speed bump in front of the equity rally", said Chris Gaffney, president of world markets at EverBank in St.

Business At least 1 top Republican in Congress really likes IRS chief
Author: 0 At least 1 top Republican in Congress really likes IRS chief

Part of that process may involve the use of a data retrieval tool that allows applicants to upload tax-return information from the IRS. The Department of Education and the IRS disabled the tool in March, during a critical time when students are applying for loans , and said it wouldn't return online until the fall.

Author: 0 Germany Investigating 20 Turks on Suspicion of Spying -Die Welt

It was not clear if the people affected had both Turkish and Dutch citizenship. German media said at the time that the entity being investigated was the Turkish Intelligence Agency (MIT) and that it was suspected of spying on supporters of US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton calls for US to bomb Syrian air fields

She called for an independent, bipartisan investigation into the Kremlin's involvement and said the probe should examine whether there was collusion with the Trump campaign. "Right?" Clinton said in a jab at Trump . Read Bee's full introduction at the Women in the World website . Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacted Friday to the United States strike on Syria, saying the United States needs a long-term plan to stop future attacks on civilians by the ...

Business Cruise ship passenger missing off the Bahamas, Coast Guard says
Author: 0 Cruise ship passenger missing off the Bahamas, Coast Guard says

A family member told WAGA in Atlanta that Scott was on his honeymoon with his wife Angelijica Scott. The ship is on a 3-night cruise which departed Port Canaveral, Florida on April 6. Reco Scott, 32, who was reportedly on his honeymoon, was observed jumping from the cabin balcony of a Carnival Cruise Line ship before dawn Friday, according to a statement from company spokeswoman Jennifer De La Cruz.

Business Trader's Buzzers Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX), Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
Author: 0 Trader's Buzzers Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX), Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)

Jefferies Group LLC's target price indicates a potential upside of 2.87% from the company's current price. Analysts mean Recommendation on a stock is noted at 2.30. The company earned $283.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $287.91 million. A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company.

Author: 0 California lawmakers approve fuel tax hike for $52 billion road plan

The gas tax hike will be the largest in the state's history, and the first in decades, in a state that already has some of the highest gas taxes in America. "You sold them out", Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, a Democrat from San Diego, told him, adding that other Democrats had made the courageous decision to support the bill.

Author: 0 Ryan Touts Progress On Efforts To Revive GOP Healthcare Bill

On the other end of the GOP political divide, moderate House Republicans are withholding support for the new White House-backed changes. But states could apply for waivers if they could improve coverage and reduce costs. They raise money on controversy. In Brooks" opinion, those who wanted to preserve parts of Obamacare have "not only moved the goalposts, they've taken out the stadium, chopped "em up and burned them".

Author: 0 Chinese state media say Trump to visit China in 2017

US President Donald Trump has welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to his Florida resort for their first summit. President Xi and President Trump are expected to get into more detailed discussions about trade and foreign policy issues on Friday, concluding their summit with a working lunch.

Author: 0 Holy Week at Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor

Admission is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Sunday, April 9, 4:30 p.m. - Easter Play practice. Easter Vigil, April 15: 8 p.m. The Diocese of Charleston includes all of SC. 5th Show Low. Maundy Thursday , 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13 . Sardis Baptist Church , at 2120 Keys Ferry Road, McDonough, will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m.

Author: 0 More Companies Pull Ads From 'O'Reilly Factor' After Harassment Report

The network did not elaborate. T. Rowe Price said in a statement , "We regularly evaluate our media buys to ensure alignment with our corporate values, and in light of the recent allegations we have made a decision to pull our upcoming ads from 'The O'Reilly Factor '".

Business Gambler tied to Phil Mickelson convicted of insider trading
Author: 0 Gambler tied to Phil Mickelson convicted of insider trading

Attorney for the Southern District of NY. The 70-year-old sports gambler was convicted by a jury that deliberated over two days. Mickelson has not been accused of wrongdoing and did not testify during the trial. In a closing argument in Manhattan federal court, lawyer Barry Berke said prosecutors brought in evidence about the golfer because they did not have enough evidence against Walters himself, likening it to "putty" used to patch holes in a wall.

Business Gender pay gap data to be published by British companies
Author: 0 Gender pay gap data to be published by British companies

The British government has introduced new rules aimed at eliminating a gender pay gap that sees men earn nearly a fifth more than women. "I am proud that the championing gender equality and now those employers that are leading the way will clearly stand out with these requirements".

Author: 0 Delta cancels flights for third day after storm hits Atlanta

The convective activity and storm cells, mixed with tornadic conditions, continued to hit in and around the Atlanta Airport from the early morning hours and lasted through the evening, essentially halting much of the day's operation, prompting delays and cancellations.

Business Norway to build world's first ship tunnel through coast
Author: 0 Norway to build world's first ship tunnel through coast

Ketil Solvik-Olsen, Norway's transportation minister, said maritime conditions in the sea often make shipping hard. "There are still many pieces of the puzzle that need to be put into place before construction can start, but we have previously stated that the actual construction could be at the earliest in 2019", said Terje Andreassen, project manager for Stad ship tunnel at NCA.

Business Trump says friendship developed with China's Xi, anticipates 'very, very great relationship'
Author: 0 Trump says friendship developed with China's Xi, anticipates 'very, very great relationship'

Shortly after dessert on Thursday night, the atmospherics around President Donald Trump's first summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping suddenly changed. Trump outraged China in December when he took the unorthodox step of accepting a phone call from the Taiwanese president. A U.S. administration official told Reuters that Washington expects to have to use legal tools to fight for U.S.

Business Tip-top Tahir hammers home fatuity of IPL auction snub
Author: 0 Tip-top Tahir hammers home fatuity of IPL auction snub

He was released by Delhi Daredevils after an unimpressive IPL past year, playing four matches for five wickets with an economy rate of 8.62. Also, he is the captain now which means he should lead by example and this position could well allow him to express himself better.

Business Smith strikes again with latest Pune punishment
Author: 0 Smith strikes again with latest Pune punishment

The concern is in the bowling department. Though they have retained their core group, Kings XI bought eight players in the IPL auction including well known names like Morgan, Darren Sammy, Martin Guptill and Varun Aaron. We were here in Pune since Tuesday. "But we'll wait and see how that plays out", he added. The team have the same squad list which they followed on the last season.

Author: 0 Another place to challenge the Gorsuch nomination

Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill , who says she is torn over how to vote, highlighted the dilemma for Democratic senators running next year in states that Trump won in last November's presidential election. "Senators have a constitutional obligation to advice and consent on a nominee to fill this Supreme Court vacancy and, simply put, we have a responsibility to do our jobs as elected officials", Manchin said in a statement .

Author: 0 Gov. Christie halts Amtrak payments, calls for inspection

And between 2005 and 2015, the state's subsidy to NJ Transit has decreased by 90 percent, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, which critics say has contributed to a budget hole that has hampered the agency's ability to make improvements.

Business UK Q1 House Price Growth Slowest Since 2013
Author: 0 UK Q1 House Price Growth Slowest Since 2013

It is the second month in a row where the Halifax index has shown that prices have not moved, with the average price of a home remaining at £219,755. House prices are rising at the slowest pace in almost four years according to Britain's biggest mortgage lender, as households find it increasingly hard to afford the average asking prices.

Author: 0 U.S. strikes Assad airbase, Russian Federation condemns 'aggression'

In 2013, the House of Commons blocked British participation in an anticipated US -led air campaign against Assad - a move that contributed to then-President Barack Obama's decision to scuttle those plans. The so-called "deconfliction line" is operated by the USA military's Central Command at the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar. USA officials had said they hoped for a vote late Thursday night on a U.N.

Business Adidas is finally bringing 3D-printed shoes into the mainstream
Author: 0 Adidas is finally bringing 3D-printed shoes into the mainstream

Traditional 3D printers are slower, more expensive and often create products which are not as good as those created by injection moulds - used to produce hundreds of millions of shoes each year. "By charting a new course for our industry, we can unleash our creativity - transforming not just what we make but how we make it". The company also notes that Carbon will become an integral part of its Speedfactory, which creates custom shoes for athletes.

Author: 0 4 children among 9 civilians dead in US Syria strike: State media

So when the massacre took place in Ghouta, an eastern suburb of the Syrian capital where USA intelligence said some 1,400 were killed by a sarin gas attack, all eyes turned toward Washington. He added that the attack creates a "serious obstacle" for creating an worldwide coalition against terrorism. The Russian government has condemned missile strikes by the US on a Syrian airbase, saying Washington's action would "inflict major damage on US-Russia ties", according to Russian news agencies.

Author: 0 For Trump, an overnight evolution on Syria

She continued: "We oppose use of chemical weapons by any country, organisation or individual in any circumstance, for any objective". Hua did not assign blame for the attack that killed more than 80 people, or mention Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

Business Oil producers meet on output cuts, possible rollover
Author: 0 Oil producers meet on output cuts, possible rollover

The ministers are meeting in Kuwait City to discuss compliance with the pledged reductions. U.S. light crude dipped 68 cents to reach $47.56 per barrel. With the OPEC deal at its midway point in execution, experts indicate that focus was already shifting towards an extension of the cuts through the end of the year.

Business Ecuador Opposition Loser Says He Will Challenge the Results
Author: 0 Ecuador Opposition Loser Says He Will Challenge the Results

Alianza PAIS's presidential candidate Lenin Moreno flashes a victory sign at the end of the day of the presidential election, in Quito , Ecuador, Sunday, April 2, 2017. With more than 99 percent of polling places counted, Moreno had 51 percent of the vote while conservative banker Guillermo Lasso stood at just under 49 percent.

Business Surviving South Carolina proves again there's nothing Gonzaga can't do
Author: 0 Surviving South Carolina proves again there's nothing Gonzaga can't do

No. 1 North Carolina (31-7) vs. "I couldn't really open it". "Just forced me to pass the ball on my drives", Thornwell said. "I've had some teams that have been insane efficient on the offensive end and ones that have been pretty darned good on the defensive end that probably didn't get credit for it".

Business KFC to stop using chickens raised with human antibiotics
Author: 0 KFC to stop using chickens raised with human antibiotics

The parent company of KFC announced it will stop buying chicken that is raised using antibiotics that are important to human medicine. The biggest chicken chain by sales in the U.S. Other quick-service chains, such as Chipotle , McDonald's , Burger King, Panera and Wendy's, have made similar pledges to eliminate antibiotics in their chicken.