Economy


Russian bombers escorted off Alaska coast - again Russian bombers escorted off Alaska coast - again
- April 23, 2017

No U.S. aircraft were launched to meet them. Indeed, both CNN and Fox News are sounding slight alarms over this show of force, which has been taking place as close as 35 miles from USA shores. In both incidents, the U.S. Air Force did not scramble any fighter jets or airborne warning planes (AWACS). USA officials told CNN this kind of "cat and mouse" interaction by the Russian air force is not unprecedented, but hasn't occurred since 2015. (more...)
International Monetary Fund bullish on Zim growth International Monetary Fund bullish on Zim growth
- April 23, 2017

The panel, known as the worldwide monetary and financial committee (IMFC), is set to release the final statement later on Saturday in Washington during the spring meetings of the global Monetary Fund and World Bank. "The United States is probably the most open trading market there is", Mnuchin said. "In response, the administration is undertaking an ambitious policy agenda that includes tax reform, deregulation and infrastructure investment to sustainably raise USA economic output and ... (more...)
Tina Fey long ago ripped Bill O'Reilly over sexual harassment settlement Tina Fey long ago ripped Bill O'Reilly over sexual harassment settlement
- April 23, 2017

Fox announced Thursday its resident pro-life anti-LGBTQ bigot Tucker Carlson would succeed O'Reilly . His nightly program, "The O'Reilly Factor, " generated high ratings and pulled in hundreds of millions in advertising revenues. Ailes and O'Reilly have denied the allegations. That's because Fox incorporated language in the new contract that gave the network some "outs". "After a thorough and careful review of the allegations against him, the Company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Mr. (more...)
Volkswagen Will Have to Pay $2.8Bln Over Emissions Cheating in US Volkswagen Will Have to Pay $2.8Bln Over Emissions Cheating in US
- April 22, 2017

Birmingham attorney Craig Hilborn asked Cox to reject the government's plea deal because it did not include any court-ordered restitution for victims and did not charge Volkswagen Group of America with a crime. "We have taken significant steps to strengthen accountability, enhance transparency and build a better company and we look forward to working closely with Mr. (more...)
Ontario set to slap foreign buyers tax to cool Toronto property market Ontario set to slap foreign buyers tax to cool Toronto property market
- April 22, 2017

The Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) said it's disappointed and concerned with the proposed changes because they were made "without formal consultation" with the industry responsible for rental housing. I am pleased that the government will activate surplus provincial land like the West Don Lands to create new affordable housing , something I have been urging the Premier to do for some time. (more...)
Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago
- April 20, 2017

At the G-20 meeting last September, the Chinese forced Mr. Obama to exit his plane from the rear and were less than welcoming on the tarmac, a clear and calculated snub by the protocol-conscious Chinese. Trump tweeted Wednesday: "Had a very good call last night with the President of China concerning the menace of North Korea". "The number one threat in the region continues to be North Korea due to its reckless, irresponsible and destabilizing program of missile tests and pursuit of a ... (more...)
EPA moves to undo tougher pollution limits on coal plants
- April 20, 2017

She said her organization wants to see the EPA do more to protect the East Chicago community. The private sector is set to get a big boost under this administration, and the latest talk to limit the power of the public sphere involves pushing legal consideration to outside counsel , potentially bypassing the influence of longtime EPA employees in favor of kowtowing to corporate concerns. (more...)
Trump's tax reform could be delayed thanks to defeated healthcare bill Trump's tax reform could be delayed thanks to defeated healthcare bill
- April 20, 2017

With regard to questions of currency manipulations and Trump's displeasure of a strong dollar, Mr. Mnuchin rejected the idea that the United States is heading for a showdown with global partners in a brand new currency war. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 percent in holiday-thinned trade, while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.4 percent. "The yen can not simply continue weakening along with higher stocks under such conditions". (more...)
Ronaldo hat-trick sends Real Madrid into semi-finals after thriller
- April 19, 2017

The Brazilian, Asensio, Cristiano, with his three goals (that's 100 in the Champions League now) were the men of the match. Ronaldo put Madrid level at 2-2 on the night in the first period of extra time when he scored his 100th Champions League goal , from a clearly offside position, before he wrapped up his treble with another disputed goal and Marco Asensio added a fourth. (more...)
Yu Group PLC's (YU) house stock Rating Reiterated at Shore Capital
- April 19, 2017

Johnson Fin Group Inc Incorporated holds 216 shares. In the prior 12 months Centaur Media PLC's stock price has increased by 0.02% from 44.99 to 45. 84 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. Swedbank has 4.08 million shares. The Connecticut-based Point72 Asset Mngmt Lp has invested 0.19% in Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc - Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:JAZZ). (more...)
South Carolina and Gonzaga on the defensive in Final Four South Carolina and Gonzaga on the defensive in Final Four
- April 17, 2017

Guard PJ Dozier had 17 points to lead SC, which had been strong in the second half throughout the NCAA Tournament , outscoring its opponents by an average of 13.5 points after halftime. "Just an awesome basketball game". He can hurt you on the glass. He then hit both free throws to ice the game. "Yeah, he's definitely going to be a handful". (more...)
West 'warned' about Stockholm truck attack suspect Rakhmat Akilov West 'warned' about Stockholm truck attack suspect Rakhmat Akilov
- April 14, 2017

A Swedish lawyer says Akilov has admitted guilt in the terrorist attack that left four people dead and 15 others wounded. Uzbek authorities have already initiated a criminal case against Akilov over his participation in an extremist organization. (more...)
Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb
- April 14, 2017

The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives. The clue is in the ungainly name - the MOAB or GBU-43/B massive ordnance air blast is the U.S. The strike is part of a broader offensive, which Nicholson said is a sign of Afghanistan's commitment "to defeat Daesh in Afghanistan this year". How powerful is the MOAB? Meanwhile, the bomb can consume a large quantity of oxygen in the air when it explodes, thus suffocating ... (more...)
Cardinal Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CFNL) Valuation According To Analysts
- April 14, 2017

Other equities research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. SunTrust Banks , Inc. initiated coverage on shares of MB Financial in a research note on Tuesday, December 20th. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 5,377 shares of the company's stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 2,844 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Timing out the weather through Easter weekend in Sacramento
- April 14, 2017

Expect afternoon high temperatures near 70 degrees, so it's still on the mild side. Dressing the kids for Easter? Temperatures will fall into the 30s overnight and rise back into the 60s Saturday for another sunny day. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. The winds E 5-10 miles per hour keep eastsiders a bit cooler. Southwest wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. TUESDAY - THURSDAY: Low end rain chances exist with the summer-like weather pattern that will be sticking around. (more...)
David Thompson delivers Instagram verdict on Liverpool win v Stoke David Thompson delivers Instagram verdict on Liverpool win v Stoke
- April 14, 2017

Coutinho took advantage of a loose ball in the Stoke penalty area to fire into the bottom corner of Lee Grant's goal, before Firmino looped a sublime half volley over Grant to earn a 2-1 win. It's time you started keeping your shirt on, Roberto! Mignolet got a huge hug from Jurgen Klopp at the end but even then the manager joked he was not happy with the keeper merely palming away Berahino's shot. (more...)
Trump won't let reality stop him from lying about Susan Rice Trump won't let reality stop him from lying about Susan Rice
- April 13, 2017

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump's initial national security adviser, is one known example of a Trump campaign official whose name was unmasked from an intelligence report and leaked to the press. Watergate was "a little spat in the sandbox in the kindergarten" compared to what Susan Rice had done, White House aide Sebastian Gorka told Fox News . (more...)
Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) Lexington Realty Trust (LXP)
- April 13, 2017

It has underperformed by 9.75% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:VRSN) is a huge mover today! About shares traded. Cedar Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:CDR) has declined 33.12% since September 6, 2016 and is downtrending. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, May 19 by Ladenburg Thalmann. According to FT, Year on year, growth in dividends per share marginally increased 0.74% while earnings per share excluding extraordinary items fell by -15.26%. (more...)
Massachusetts gas prices jump a nickel per gallon Massachusetts gas prices jump a nickel per gallon
- April 13, 2017

The national average has increased 9 cents during the past month and is 35 cents a gallon higher than one year ago . Average prices for regular rose by a nickel or more in a majority of states. The seasonal increase in gasoline prices continues to drive across SC, but the cost to fill up is less in the Palmetto State than anywhere else in the nation. (more...)
Elliott seeks to oust Akzo chair, Akzo says no Elliott seeks to oust Akzo chair, Akzo says no
- April 13, 2017

Most investors and analysts doubt Akzo's plan can rival in financial terms what PPG is willing to pay. Elliott is hoping the move will add to pressure on Akzo (akzoy) to negotiate a potential sale to US coatings manufacturer PPG Industries (ppg). (more...)

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