Business Royal Mail set to close defined benefit pension scheme in 2018
Author: 0 Royal Mail set to close defined benefit pension scheme in 2018

It claimed Royal Mail's proposed replacement would result in its members facing "poverty" in retirement, losing up to a third of their current future pension value. The privatisation of Royal Mail proved massively controversial. The shares today were up 8p at 425p. Royal Mail shares have been out of favour since a poor third quarter mail volume update In January, with investors anxious about the post-Brexit environment and the prospect of strike action.

Business United States unemployment drops to 4.5%, lowest in decade
Author: 0 United States unemployment drops to 4.5%, lowest in decade

The manufacturing sector added 11,000 jobs in March after a strong month of hiring in February that had been partly attributed to unusually warm weather. The last three months have added an average of 178,000 jobs per month. PNC Bank economist Gus Faucher says the job market "is getting tighter and business are finding it more hard to hire".

Author: 0 Trump suggests Russian Federation may have had knowledge of Syria chemical attack

Russian Federation says rebels were responsible for whatever chemical agent was found, which the Trump administration calls a disinformation campaign. Intelligence services from several Western countries dispute that claim. Russian Federation is a key supporter of Assad's. Russian Federation said the US strike was illegal though and Lavrov repeated Moscow's stance on Wednesday, saying an global investigation should be left to determine who was to blame and what happened.

Business United passengers to be fully reimbursed
Author: 0 United passengers to be fully reimbursed

And the Department of Transportation announced it's reviewing how the airline handled the incident. "We had not provided our front-line supervisors and managers and individuals with the proper tools, policies, and procedures that allow them to use common sense", Munoz said.

Author: 0 U.S. crude stockpiles fall unexpectedly

OPEC will also release its Monthly Oil Market Report tomorrow-another market mover that is expected to push up prices as early reports show that OPEC over-complied in March. World oil production fell in March thanks to a deal to cut output, OPEC said Wednesday, but the cartel's efforts to fight a global glut are threatened by American firms pumping oil with gusto.

Author: 0 Chuck Schumer: Trump hiding tax returns hurts tax reform

The Senate's top Democrat said President Trump's refusal to release his tax returns is going to make this year's promised overhaul of the tax code "much harder". "But I think talks are going pretty well right and the White House doesn't have to throw a monkey wrench into it right now". Schumer said China was not now manipulating its currency but that "very few people who study it have any doubt that, if it suited them to manipulate it again, they would in the future".

Author: 0 BMW pulls advertising from Fox News' "O'Reilly Factor"

The New York Times investigation came out this past weekend , and has generated discussion because of its report that the five women who had made the allegations against O'Reilly received a total of about $13 million in settlements . MileIQ, in a response to ThinkProgress, noted that while they are taking the matter "very seriously", some prebooked ads might appear on O'Reilly's program as they wait for the cancellation to take effect.

Author: 0 Russian Federation relations at 'may be at an all-time low,' Trump says

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the council before the vote that a resolution was unnecessary, and the draft put forward by the Western powers pre-judged that the Syrian government was responsible for the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun in which almost 90 people died.

Business Galaxy S8 Will Launch Without Key Feature
Author: 0 Galaxy S8 Will Launch Without Key Feature

Samsung added: "When an application becomes Bixby-enabled, Bixby will be able to support nearly every task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface (i.e. Bixby , Samsung said, will give you a full control of the device. But Australians won't be able to use the voice function when the phones first become physically available as Bixby has not yet been programmed to recognise the national accent.

Business Pre-writ poll suggests Weaver surges, Clark drops, Horgan stable
Author: 0 Pre-writ poll suggests Weaver surges, Clark drops, Horgan stable

The survey found 44 per cent of decided voters supported the NDP while 39 per cent preferred the Liberals. "The strongest argument for voting for the NDP is they're better than the BC Liberals". When asked what issue or issues deserve the greatest attention from provincial leaders, 31 per cent of respondents chose health care. "He's already run out of money and that's all going to come in the form of higher taxes", she said.

Business After Infosys, TCS and Wipro Q4 results to be in focus
Author: 0 After Infosys, TCS and Wipro Q4 results to be in focus

Consolidated net profit for the Bengaluru-based company rose 0.2 percent to 36.03 billion rupees (US$557.01 million) in the quarter, while revenue grew 3.4 percent to 171.20 billion rupees. As for the financial year 2017, the board has announced a final dividend of Rs 14.75 per share summing up to Rs 4,078 crore. Infosys has been following a policy of 50 per cent dividend payout from its post-tax profits.

Author: 0 Russian Federation relations may be at their worst, says Donald Trump

France's UN Ambassador François Delattre said "with this attack, the Syrian regime has plumbed new depths of horror". Just as President Barack Obama sought to bring Russian influence to bear, Mr. "Russian Federation is open to dialogues with the different areas, and not only to dialogues but also to joint actions", he said. Describing the Syrian leader as a "butcher" he said he had "absolutely no doubt" the U.S.

Business Minnesota senators press United Airlines about passenger dragged from plane
Author: 0 Minnesota senators press United Airlines about passenger dragged from plane

As heartfelt as Munoz's talking points were, however, ABC News correspondent Rebecca Jarvis was quick to ask why the United CEO hadn't expressed similar sentiments in his first apology - let alone the internal company letter that leaked. Dao was one of four passengers selected at random for removal from the overbooked Kentucky-bound flight. Dao, 69, is now still being treated at a local hospital in Chicago.

Author: 0 Kremlin says Putin may meet USA's Tillerson on Wednesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin is on the "wrong side of history" by siding with the "barbaric" Syrian leader Bashar Assad, a senior United Kingdom diplomat has claimed. It has blamed Syrian rebels. "It reminds me of the events in 2003 when US envoys to the Security Council were demonstrating what they said were chemical weapons found in Iraq", he said.

Author: 0 Official Launch Dates to Be Announced on April 12?

The Nintendo Direct also made it a point to highlight Min Min's ability to grapple her opponents, but it was unclear if other fighters have the same attack at their disposal. Just as before, only the first reporter of an exploit is eligible for a cash payout and there is a specific reporting template with exactly what you'll need to document if submitting vulnerability information to Nintendo.

Author: 0 Tillerson Meets Putin Amid Rising Tensions Over Syria

Russian Federation vetoed a Western-backed United Nations resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation into the attack that killed almost 90 people.

Business ACT unemployment rate remains stable at 3.7 per cent
Author: 0 ACT unemployment rate remains stable at 3.7 per cent

The WA senator said she was confident the Federal Government's recent company tax cut would create more jobs for the state. "Since this time previous year, we've lost 4100 full-time jobs, with a huge trend towards part-time employment". Full-time employment increased 74,500 to 8,238,600 and part-time employment decreased 13,600 to 3,821,000. The trend unemployment rate in Australia increased by less than 0.1 points to 5.9 per cent.

Business United to compensate people who were on that flight
Author: 0 United to compensate people who were on that flight

Department of Transportation. The head of United's parent company has scrambled to contain the damage to the carrier's reputation. Munoz called the incident a " system failure ". "There's a lot of people who make a ton of money being bought off airplanes", David Neeleman, the founder and former CEO of JetBlue, told CNN on Wednesday.

Business Blue Jays' tailspin continues with 7th loss in 8 games
Author: 0 Blue Jays' tailspin continues with 7th loss in 8 games

The complete game was just the second of his career and the first since September 8, 2014. "There's times we start off slow, individually and as a team", a clearly subdued Jays manager John Gibbons said afterwards. Overall, the Jays will go with the mindset that while ugly in the standings, the season-opening road trip wasn't all bad. On the plus side, the Jays went on win the AL East that year with a 93-69 record and came within two wins of reaching the World Series.

Business Accuser's lawyer wants to depose Seattle mayor on May 2
Author: 0 Accuser's lawyer wants to depose Seattle mayor on May 2

Murray, a Democrat seeking a second term in office, has denied the claims, and Tuesday his attorney brought forward a medical report that he claimed proved the case was false. We would like to explore Mr. "Obviously, the Mayor's campaign should not be disseminating information to the public about these allegations without proof and/or foundation".

Author: 0 Seven Wells Fargo Managers in Board's Review-and Their Fates

Internally, the sales pressure was oppressive, particularly in California and Arizona, where senior bankers sometimes called subordinates several times a day to chastise those who failed to meet sales objectives. The fundamental flaw of the Shearman & Sterling investigation is its failure to come to grips with the duties of the board of directors. Wells Fargo would like you to believe this is the final chapter in the phony account saga.

Author: 0 Donald Trump: 'We Are Sending an Armada' to North Korea

Although he was upbeat about the exchange, he stressed that the United States was prepared to tackle the North Korean crisis without China's help, if necessary. Last week, Trump launched a military strike against one Assad airfield as punishment for a suspected sarin nerve agent attack against a village in central Syria.

Author: 0 Qualcomm files answer and counterclaims against Apple

The suit contends that Qualcomm insists on onerous royalties for its technologies and demands royalties for technologies it didn't develop-such as Apple's Touch ID. chipmaker now accusing Apple of interfering with roytalty payments and misrepresenting the performance of its modem in the iPhone. The Qualcomm vs Apple start in January when Apple alleged the chip mker Qualcomm's filing basically throws a light on the company's inventions as well as contributions and sharing them ...

Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly announces he's taking a vacation amid sexual harassment scandal

The conservative Fox News host, now embroiled in a raging sexual harassment controversy, took to his show "The O'Reilly Factor " to comment on the disturbing video of a security personnel violently removing an Asian doctor off a United Airlines plane after the company overbooked the flight - and he could not keep a straight face.

Business Possible Legal Action for United Airlines
Author: 0 Possible Legal Action for United Airlines

The chief executive of United Airlines has issued another apology for an incident in which a passenger was injured when being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight, after initially defending the company. The airline sought to bump four passengers from the sold-out flight to make room for a crew of four so they could get to Louisville for a "downline connection".

Business United CEO's letter: 'I promise you we will do better'
Author: 0 United CEO's letter: 'I promise you we will do better'

The incident generated global outrage after video footage of the violent altercation - and a bloodied Dao - went public. If they weren't able to get to Louisville, Benson said there could have been a "domino effect" that impacted other customers because another United flight was in danger of being canceled.

Author: 0 British PM Refused to Wear Head Scarf in Saudi Arabia Trip

Commenting on Mrs May's Saudi visit, human rights pressure group Reprieve said: "As the prime minister makes ever greater overtures towards the Saudi government, the kingdom continues to carry out appalling abuses, including torture, forced "confessions" and death sentences for juveniles ".

Author: 0 Wells Fargo rehires 1000 employees who left over fake-account scandal

It showed that current and former employees were pressured by the unrealistic sales goals imposed by the company the pushed them to the unethical behaviour. In his grilling before Congress previous year before he stepped down in disgrace, Stumpf said he was "deeply sorry" the bank didn't act sooner to stem the misconduct.

Author: 0 Bulls embarrass Magic 122-75, near playoff berth

Miles said. Heat guard Tyler Johnson told reporters the Nets' decision "definitely [stinks] because they just beat [the Bulls Saturday at Barclays Center], and we're figuring maybe it's a mental thing and they can go in there [to Chicago] and get another one ".

Author: 0 TNB Financial Purchases New Stake in Fastenal Company

A number of research firms recently issued reports on FAST. American Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Fastenal Company during the third quarter worth $7,765,000. Credit Suisse Group AG raised their price target on shares of Fastenal Company from $41.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research note on Thursday, January 19th.

Business March jobs report shows divergence between households and companies
Author: 0 March jobs report shows divergence between households and companies

Overall job growth for the month was the lowest since last May. The unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in March, the lowest since 2007. She says this is the latest in a series of mostly positive reports on the job market. Businesses adding full-time work over part-time jobs "tends to suggest they are very confident about the foreseeable future for their businesses", Duguid said.

Author: 0 Trump signs Internet privacy protection repeal

Going forward, Internet Service Providers will not need to get permission from customers to sell customer data like web browsing history , but following customer outcry and confusion over the repeal of the law, many ISPs have said customer data won't be sold.

Business The Kushner-Bannon feud is about ideology - and Steve Bannon is losing
Author: 0 The Kushner-Bannon feud is about ideology - and Steve Bannon is losing

Although some reports said that he threw a hissy fit at being sidelined and threatened to quit, he was persuaded to stay and fight by his purported mentors, the billionaire Mercer family, whose father-daughter duo has bankrolled Trump on Bannon's calling after initially backing Ted Cruz in the Republican nomination race.

Author: 0 Russia-Syria Ties to Dominate G7 Meeting of Foreign Ministers

However, he stopped short of accusing Russian Federation of being directly involved in the planning or execution of the attack, saying he had not seen "any hard evidence" to suggest the country was an accomplice to Mr Assad. "Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington even at the toughest moment of bilateral relations", she said. Erdogan held a television interview that was reported by Anadolu Agency and dismissed the Syrian government's story that the chemicals came from a depot ...

Author: 0 Wildlife conservationists sue over proposed border wall

The lawsuit wants a judge to require the departments to prepare a supplemental "programmatic environmental impact statement" for the proposal. This includes environmental impact statements on the the wall itself, border road construction, off-road vehicle patrols, installation of high-intensity lighting, construction of base camps and checkpoints and other activities, according to a news release announcing the lawsuit.

Business 3-year-old gets poop-themed party of her dreams
Author: 0 3-year-old gets poop-themed party of her dreams

Audrey got a a poop emoji piñata filled with brown chocolate sweets like Tootsie Rolls and Hershey's Kisses. Rebecca told the Huffington Post eventually they had to "embrace the weird", so instead of donning her birthday suit, she put on her poop suit.

Business £12000 increase in a year drives average house price to new high
Author: 0 £12000 increase in a year drives average house price to new high

East of England led the way with growth of 10.3%, while it was most subdued in Wales (1.8%). The average price in Northern Ireland stands at £125,000, marking a 5.7% annual rise. Nicholas Finn, executive director of Garrington Property Finders, added: "As ever the market is split between extremes". The local authority showing the largest annual growth in the year to February 2017 was the Shetland Islands, where prices jumped by 25.9 per cent to stand at £184,000 on average.

Author: 0 President Trump, NATO Secretary General Hold Press Conference

The comments also came a day after president Donald Trump approved Montenegro's accession to the alliance and prepared to meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House later in the day. The meeting and press conference mark an important opportunity for the president, as it they will him a chance to reorient himself to the alliance that he called "obsolete" during the 2016 campaign.

Business China Oil Imports Surge Past U.S. to Record as Output Stagnates
Author: 0 China Oil Imports Surge Past U.S. to Record as Output Stagnates

The U.S. imported nearly 8 million barrels a day in March and about 8.15 million during the first three months, Bloomberg calculations using weekly data show. The visible trade surplus of the country came in at USD23.9 billion in March. The March jump was the largest in two years, according to Bloomberg News.

Business Asian markets cautious over geopolitical tensions
Author: 0 Asian markets cautious over geopolitical tensions

The dollar fell almost 1 yen overnight and dropped further in Tokyo to its lowest level since mid-November, though it managed to crawl back up slightly in the afternoon. Japan's navy also plans joint drills with the USA force, sources told Reuters. Crude retreated from five-week highs hit earlier in the session as concerns about rising U.S.

Business Rex Tillerson: Trust between United States and Russian Federation at a 'low'
Author: 0 Rex Tillerson: Trust between United States and Russian Federation at a 'low'

Making little to no eye contact, Tillerson and Lavrov gripped each other's hands and wore expressions that mainly ranged from grim to flat as photographers snapped photos. Washington has said that Russian Federation and Syria are trying to "confuse the world community about who is responsible for using chemical weapons against the Syrian people in this and earlier attacks".

Author: 0 US envoy Tillerson meets with Putin in Moscow

The Moscow news conference came after Mr Putin met Mr Tillerson for the first time since Mr Trump took office. The US has blamed Moscow's ally and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the deadly attack that killed scores of civilians and launched missile strikes against one of the regime's airbases in retribution.

Author: 0 Vladimir Putin meets Rex Tillerson as tensions rise over Syria

We have a lot of questions regarding very ambiguous and as well as sometimes contradictory ideas on coming from Washington. Trump on Tuesday said that his administration would not get involved in Syria, but did not define exactly what that meant.

Author: 0 Wake's John Collins to remain in NBA draft

This season was special and something I will never forget. His sophomore year was nothing short of a remarkable transformation, averaging 19 PPG and 7 RPG, winning the ACC's Most Improved Player award, and finishing second in the ACC Player of the Year voting.

Business Senators order review of 'very disturbing' United incident
Author: 0 Senators order review of 'very disturbing' United incident

When no one volunteered, they used a computer system to randomly pick the four passengers they needed to leave to make room for more crew members. More than 2 million people fly every day, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, and each one of those passengers has rights when it comes to tickets, delayed and canceled flights, and overbooking.

Author: 0 Wells Fargo Announces Further Clawbacks Of Executive Compensation

On Monday Wells Fargo finally aired all the dirty laundry from its seemingly endless sales scandal, detailing in a lengthy report the governance failures and management lapses that led to thousands of firings and millions of sham accounts in its community banking division over the past 15 years.

Author: 0 Disputed Griezmann penalty gives Atletico edge over Leicester

Leicester go to Vicente Calderon for the first leg of the last eight meeting but Cholo told a Press conference that the tie will be settled in England. In February Griezmann became Atletico's record European goalscorer when he netted his 13th goal in their 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen . "It's going to be a big challenge for me", said Luis of marking Mahrez.

Business Wall Street stocks in modest slide in light trading before Easter holiday
Author: 0 Wall Street stocks in modest slide in light trading before Easter holiday

CALL ANSWERED: Straight Path Communications more than doubled after the wireless spectrum license company agreed to be acquired by AT&T in a deal valued at $1.25 billion. Swift Transportation jumped 23.6% after agreeing to a merger with fellow trucking company Knight Transportation. Nike stock paced the 12 advancers with its 1.2% gain, while Chevron finished flat.

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump tweets support for Equal Pay Day

California Senator Dianne Feinstein declared, "In 1963, women earned $0.59 for every $1 earned by men". Women make up almost half our workforce. While white women have greatly narrowed the wage gap , "black women only narrowed that gap by 9 cents, from earning 56 cents for every dollar earned by a white man in 1980 to 65 cents today".