Economy

by | March 07, 2018 | 00:25

This year's list contains billionaires from 72 different countries and territories, with moguls from Zimbabwe and Hungary appearing on the ranking for the first time. With a fortune worth $110 billion, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man and tops a 2018 Forbes Magazine list of 100 billionaires.

by | March 07, 2018 | 00:29

A senior TDP leader said Mr. Naidu may not take a hasty decision but would wait for an official statement from the Union Finance Ministry and the feedback given by the party's team that spoke to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi on its return on Wednesday.

by | March 07, 2018 | 00:24

On shelves in the deli, options include pre-portioned cooking kits, kits to accompany the grocers' best-selling rotisserie chicken, along with options that can be heated up and on the table in less than 15 minutes. "It's a market that is consistent with growing food consumer preferences for fresh and healthy foods that require minimal preparation", Shea said in an email.

by | March 07, 2018 | 00:24

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched its largest satellite ever into space on Tuesday, which was almost the size of a bus. SpaceX then was unproven startup regarded with skepticism by much of the industry - especially CEO Elon Musk's brash promises to land and reuse rockets.

by | March 07, 2018 | 00:15

However, Alexa faces fierce competition from Google's own smart home assistant. The retail giant clarified that the decision had nothing to do with the quality of the Nest products, which consistently received great reviews on Amazon's listings.

by | March 04, 2018 | 05:03

She said in addition to the cancellations, some airlines have adjusted their schedules. Aer Lingus has confirmed that all flights in and out of Ireland after 3pm today are cancelled until Saturday. This comes after Ryanair cancelled all of their flights in and out of the country yesterday. She said some of the food outlets will remain open in the Airport, for those forced to wait.

by | March 03, 2018 | 00:43

The Federal Reserve earlier praised the benefits of trade, while the European Union has said it could respond in kind to any new tariffs. Wall Street's main indexes fell on Thursday as industrial stocks, including heavyweights Boeing and Caterpillar, took a beating on fears that potential tariffs on steel imports could hit profits.

by | March 03, 2018 | 00:42

Speaking after the official return of Team GB from the Games, however, Hugh Robertson, the chairman of the BOA, dismissed notions that the ruthless "no-compromise" pursuit of medals had taken precedence over encouraging sport. The men's and women's mass start cross-country victory ceremonies were held during the closing ceremony. It was her fifth medal at the Pyeongchang Games, and her 15th overall.

by | March 03, 2018 | 00:36

Mr Netanyahu was questioned at his official residence just hours before he was due to fly to the United States. Under official protocol, the interview with the prime minister took place at his residence in Jerusalem , while Sara Netanyahu's interview occurred at the police investigation headquarters.

by | March 02, 2018 | 08:09

However, eastbound transatlantic flights are scheduled to operate. Glasgow Airport released a statement which reads: "Following heavy snow showers overnight and with a red alert still in place we will be extending the closure of the airport until 3pm on Thursday".

by | March 02, 2018 | 08:05

While explaining why confiscation of assets has been provided for, Jaitley said, "A trial of fugitive will never be complete". The new law will apply "the moment the warrant is issued (and) the court decides the man is not submitting". It will apply to new and all old cases of persons who have fled the country to avoid prosecution. The country's second-largest state-owned lender, Punjab National Bank , recently reported fraudulent transactions of about Rs 11,400 crore at its mid corporate ...

by | February 26, 2018 | 10:20

After submitting the case, CBI browsed eightpremises consisting of houses of Directors of Simbhaoli, its factory, business workplace and signed up workplace in Delhi, Hapur and Noida. However, when the money was transferred to sugar company's accounts, it was diverted for other purposes, said the complainant. But, the corporate loan, too, turned into an NPA on November 29, 2016, thus resulting in its first outstanding loan of Rs 97.85 crore (as alleged fraud) and the corporate loan of Rs ...

by | February 25, 2018 | 00:50

Dunkin' Donuts has announced that, starting Monday, Feb. 26, it will be selling three new flavored coffees inspired by Girl Scout Cookies. Dunkin' Donuts is brewing up some excitement this Girl Scout cookie season . Every cookie purchase is an investment in girls as they lead today in preparation for tomorrow. From candy, ice cream and other sweet treats are common collaborations.

by | February 25, 2018 | 00:34

Jim Hite, Director of Protective Services and Security, says that without the quick response by staff and first responders, this could have been much worse. Middletown Mayor Dan Drew said the auto contained cans of flammable liquid, which were being examined. Drew said investigators were also looking into a home at 66 Milardo Ln.in Middletown and evacuated neighboring houses around it.

by | February 24, 2018 | 11:55

Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, commented: "Arnold Schwarzenegger and Donald Trump don't always see eye to eye, but they have double-teamed Barclays, with the bank's full year profits dragged down by U.S. Shares in the British bank were up 5.1 percent to 212 pence at 1043 GMT, sending Barclays to the top of the FTSE .FTSE index risers after it said it would resume paying its full dividend of 6.5 pence per share, which it halved in March 2016 in order to provide extra ...

by | February 24, 2018 | 11:45

By contrast, the American Petroleum Institute was said to report they fell by 907 000 barrels. Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group, concluded with regards to crude's performance on Friday, " Oil prices were strong because the stock market stabilized; as long as we are going to see stock market stability, oil prices are going to look pretty good".

by | February 23, 2018 | 10:10

Gates officially became a billionaire when he was 31 - the youngest billionaire in history, at the time. He thought a box of Rice-A-Roni was four times more expensive than its actual price. (For the record, it costs $3.66.) Of course, Gates has a far better excuse than, say, Lucille Bluth for his sticker shock: he's been a bit busy working to improve the world and global health, so perhaps we should give him a pass.

by | February 23, 2018 | 10:10

The latest wave of closings would cut almost in half the number of US stores it had before its bankruptcy filing, the people said. While negotiations surrounding the bankruptcy have been ongoing, a judge recently allowed Toys R Us to pay millions in bonuses to its top executives .

by | February 23, 2018 | 10:05

I am both disappointed and hopeful. And now, a new fight can begin to save the rules that prohibit internet service providers from slowing websites or charging premiums for "fast lanes" for specific services or higher-quality streaming. The order, which was published this morning in the Federal Register , starts the clock on legal and legislative efforts to overturn it. Democratic senators, including Chuck Schumer and Ed Markey, are trying to drum up support for a bill that would do ...

by | February 22, 2018 | 01:31

Other retailers including Target , Kroger and Costco Wholesale fell between 1.3 percent and 3.7 percent, dragging the S&P consumer staples index down 2.15 percent. NXP Semiconductor jumped 6 percent after Qualcomm raised its offer for the company to $127.50 a share, or $43.22 billion, from $110 a share. BONDS LOOM: The rising yield on the 10-year Treasury, which is used as a benchmark for mortgages and other loans, is making bonds more appealing than stocks.

by | February 22, 2018 | 01:21

Telecommunications experts estimate that 5G speeds will be about 10 times faster than 4G, which is presently the mobile standard. Dallas-based AT&T says they will offer 5G to customers in a dozen cities including parts of Dallas , Atlanta and Waco by the end of 2018.

by | February 21, 2018 | 10:00

Cryptocurrency traders in South Korea can now rejoice because it pretty much sounds like the country doesn't really want to ban trading in digital assets entirely. During that period Bitcoin's price was trading between about $8,600 and $9,000. Bitcoin has been pressured this year by a slew of regulatory initiatives around the world, including the incidence of hacks on exchanges.

by | February 20, 2018 | 20:58

When Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $14 billion a year ago, it promised that the Prime shipping and entertainment membership program would become the loyalty program of Whole Foods, too. The card was not Amazon's first entry into the payments space, though others before it had focused on Amazon.com purchases, and not shopping offline.

by | February 18, 2018 | 07:11

The attack on the base in an oil refinery may have been a rogue operation by the Russian forces, highlighting the complex civil war in Syria that has involved a hodgepodge of fighters from the US, Russia, stateless Kurds, the Islamic State and local powers Iran, Turkey and Israel, the report said .

by | February 18, 2018 | 07:11

Khosrowshahi said that by 2023, he could imagine Uber providing the entire transportation network for a city. However, Uber's loss of $1.1bn in the final quarter of the year was down 21% on the figure of $1.4bn in 2016. Waymo and Uber last week announced a settlement in a blockbuster lawsuit over allegedly stolen trade secrets from the former Google self-driving vehicle project.

by | February 16, 2018 | 07:39

Google will now block annoying ads on its Chrome browser. While the exact number remains unknown, many websites generate revenue by displaying ads. Are you exhausted of those pop-up ads or video ads that seem to come out of nowhere? Google will determine which websites are guilty of serving up intrusive ads by sampling certain pages on a specific site and giving them a score of 'passing, warning or failing'.

by | February 15, 2018 | 03:37

It dropped a bit this year, falling to $297,963,000. The Trump administration made a similar attempt to strike down the waterway restoration efforts in its first budget a year ago, but Congress intervened. GLRI generally receives $300 million a year in funding. It works to combat threats to the Great Lakes, such as invasive species or loss of habitats.

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:43

You are not my friend ", Cattrall continued. On February 6, she made another post , writing, "I would like to thank my fans, friends, and my #SexandtheCity colleagues for the outpouring of support for myself and family over the last 72 hours".

by | February 11, 2018 | 05:42

Amazon is rolling out the service for their Prime members in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach starting today. Amazon have announced the start of free two hour delivery of natural and organic food stuffs from Whole Foods through Prime Now .

by | February 10, 2018 | 10:29

BC Federation of Labour president Irene Lanzinger said she's disappointed it will take over three years to raise the minimum wage to $15.20 an hour, noting Alberta's increase is expected later this year and Ontario's in 2019. Additional increases will take place on June 1 of each year for three more years. "Our commitment was to get to $15 by 2021 and the Fair Wages Commission has put us onto that track", Horgan said.

by | February 10, 2018 | 10:23

The falls come amid a rout in global share markets as inflation fears grip investors. Brent crude futures for April delivery saw similar losses in the week, continuing its slide on Friday to end down $2.02 at $62.79/bbl. OPEC member Iran on Thursday announced plans to increase production within the next four years by at least 700,000 barrels a day. Crude output in the U.S.is expected to average 10.6 mbpd this year, an EIA report said earlier this week.

by | February 09, 2018 | 08:49

Pelosi wrapped up her speech around 6:10 p.m., about eight hours and five minutes after she started. There is no filibuster equivalent in the House of Representatives, so Pelosi took advantage of the so-called magic minute rule. She's not asking for passage, just for commitment to - for a vote on an immigration bill and as far as we could tell, this is longest house speech in more than 170 years.

by | February 08, 2018 | 01:12

Retail inflation hit a 17-month high of 5.21 per cent in December. But then, they should also not be increasing the rates. However, Hollingsworth estimates rates would need to rise three or four times over the next two years to bring inflation to 2% and predicts that the base rate will finish 2018 at 1.25% and 2019 at 1.75%.

by | February 08, 2018 | 01:06

Commentators have said that Israel is concerned that the new law could mean penalties for anyone who criticises individual Poles' role in the Holocaust . By refusing to veto the bill, Duda dashed the possibility of political negotiations, which Israel and the United States had still hoped for in recent days.

by | February 07, 2018 | 02:04

Eric Tidwell, managing director of IPM, confirmed that it granted FCA permission and said in an email that the overall message of Ram Truck's "Built To Serve" ad embodies King's philosophy on serving others. Still, not everyone directly affiliated with King's legacy seemed eager to be associated with the ad. King's estate is ran by his son Dexter Scott King , while the non-profit King Center is ran by King's daughter Bernice King .

by | February 07, 2018 | 02:06

It's not a static feature. As regulatory chatter continues to hammer the markets, we can expect new lows to continue coming along, with investors unlikely to be too interested in getting burnt. After a massive run-up in prices last year, in which investors across the world piled into the market, cryptocurrency prices have skidded lower this year at the same time as regulators have stepped up warnings about the risk of investing in them.

by | February 07, 2018 | 02:01

After markets shut on her last workday in office, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen conveyed a hit to one of the country's biggest banks: Wells Fargo and Co. Powell, a Fed board member since 2012, is "thoughtful, balanced, dedicated to public service". Wells Fargo started bumbling through a spate of outrages 17 months prior, beginning with disclosures that branch workers opened a large number of records without client authorization to meet forceful deals targets.

by | February 03, 2018 | 14:53

Unemployment remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%, the government said Friday . Average hourly earnings for all employees on private payrolls rose by 9 cents to $26.74 in January, following an 11-cent gain in December, the BLS reported. The 30 jobs with the highest job security have unemployment rates below 1.0%, while the 30 jobs with the lowest job security have unemployment rates of 7.5% or above.

by | February 03, 2018 | 14:56

The Federal Reserve held the fed funds target rate steady on Wednesday but indicated it was concerned about inflation rising. "Yields have risen, inflation evidence is rising rather broadly". Adding to the pressure were disappointing earnings reports from major companies. "It's not just the 10-year yield going up". Japanese debt gained and the yen declined after the Bank of Japan intervened to stem the rise in rates.

by | February 02, 2018 | 11:28

According to a new report from Bloomberg , citing sources familiar with the matter, Verizon was facing pressure from the USA government and it ultimately caved, canceling all plans for the Mate 10 Pro . Instead, the current administration is looking to deploy a nationalized 5G network in the U.S. Neither company responded to requests for comments about the matter, CNET reports.