Oil rises more than 2% as OPEC cut extensions likely
- March 30, 2017

The following table updates production figures for Vietnam's key energy items this month. USA crude imports dropped by 543,000 bbl/d. Vietnam's crude oil output in March is estimated at 1.17 million tonnes (276,000 barrels per day), down 14.1 percent from a year earlier, the government said on Wednesday. (more...)
New Zealand beats Fiji 2-0 in World Cup qualifier New Zealand beats Fiji 2-0 in World Cup qualifier
- March 30, 2017

He said the penalty was a disappointment as he was sure Fiji could have come out convincing and perhaps score some goals. "We have played many times against the island teams and been consistent and now it is time to build on our last tour". (more...)
Comcast to expand streaming service amid cord-cutting trend
- March 30, 2017

These include cities like Chicago , Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. The original Stream TV service being trialed costs about $15 per month and is available only on mobile devices. There are not too many details about the packages yet, however, the service is expected to be a no-contract offering without "truck rolls" (equipment for a service delivered by a network operator). (more...)
Arsene Wenger will extend his contract with Arsenal - Robert Pires
- March 29, 2017

Henry memorably hoisted the most famous trophy in football back in 1998, and the Red Devils can now be found at a best-priced 18/1 (Betfair) to win the tournament for the first time in their history. Also, it's clear that Wenger has helped modernise the club during his tenure, and now Arsenal are known for playing one of the finest styles (of football) around the world. (more...)
Insurers' pullback has put Obamacare at risk, no matter what Congress does
- March 29, 2017

Purity, apparently, is what some conservative Republicans are demanding in a health insurance bill, which likely will be voted on this week unless it is held back because House Speaker Paul Ryan doesn't think it has enough votes to pass. Instead of the federal government paying for about 50 percent of states' Medicaid expenses, as it now does, states will be given a fixed amount of funding to spend on health care and insurance as they see fit. (more...)
Judge considering plan on fix for 18000 Flint water lines
- March 29, 2017

The State to fund a pair of extensive tap water monitoring programs, beyond what is legally required under federal law, to test hundreds of homes in Flint. "When I see someone on TV just turn on the water and wash their hands - I haven't been able to do that for years", Richard said. Both the city and the state claimed that home delivery of water would create a hardship. (more...)
Health care access is a Christian value Health care access is a Christian value
- March 28, 2017

The Affordable Care Act, which many considered a "work in progress" enacted by Democratic majority in 2009, only galvanized the animosity of Republicans who saw it as yet another attempt at socialized medicine. It's going to take constant engagement to protect our care. Without the care, she likely wouldn't have survived pulmonary embolism and pneumonia, she said. (more...)
We must keep pushing towards global free trade We must keep pushing towards global free trade
- March 27, 2017

By contrast, at the gathering in the Chinese city of Hangzhou in September previous year, G20 leaders agreed to work harder to build an open world economy, reject protectionism , and promote global trade and investment. "This is my first G20, so what was in the past communiqué is not necessarily relevant from my standpoint", USA treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the German resort town of Baden Baden . (more...)
Royal Jordanian airline suggests flyers 'talk to each other' during laptop ban Royal Jordanian airline suggests flyers 'talk to each other' during laptop ban
- March 26, 2017

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Washington and London to withdraw the bans on Turkey "as soon as possible" on Thursday in a televised interview. The UK ban includes six countries. As they prepare to board, the devices will be put into secure boxes and loaded separately onto the aircraft, be be returned after landing. But some security experts say that like other aspects of the airport safety ritual - limits on carry-on liquids, removing belts and shoes - what begun as a heightened ... (more...)
Judge gets death threats after blocking Trump travel ban Judge gets death threats after blocking Trump travel ban
- March 26, 2017

Watson ruled on March 15 against Trump's executive order banning people from entering the U.S. It marked the second time a federal judge ruled against Trump's plans. The new ban was supposed to take care of some of the legal problems, as it specifically didn't apply to green card and visa holders. It would have banned people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. (more...)
Wall St. turns negative as bank stocks weigh Wall St. turns negative as bank stocks weigh
- March 25, 2017

The market spent 64 consecutive days without a decline of more than 1 percent at any time during the trading sessions. Expectations of those tax cuts are a major reason for the 10-percent surge in the S&P 500 since Trump's election in November. (more...)
Mason City in for rainy days ahead -- possibly freezing rain Mason City in for rainy days ahead -- possibly freezing rain
- March 25, 2017

This afternoon we've seen a few breaks in the clouds with highs in the lower 70s. By late morning, temperatures become milder and any precipitation will change to plain rain for the rest of the day. Clear skies and calm winds will help us to cool down extremely quickly overnight. The day will start out with fog in the area. On strong southerly winds, highs should reach the lower 70°s. (more...)
Neymar scores lovely chip, Paulinho hits hat-trick against Uruguay Neymar scores lovely chip, Paulinho hits hat-trick against Uruguay
- March 25, 2017

Not known for his goalscoring exploits, Paulinho - based in China with champions Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao - cancelled out Edinson Cavani's ninth-minute opener with a stunning long-range effort. Neymar had a quiet game but he got Brazil's third with 16 minutes to go when he seized on a long ball to outrun Sebastian Coates and deftly lob the stranded Silva. (more...)
Singapore The Most Expensive City Singapore The Most Expensive City
- March 22, 2017

London's dramatic fall down the ranks means that it is now 17 per cent cheaper than Paris and on a par with Dublin, according to the survey. NY was used as the basis for comparison. Auckland and Wellington have been named among the most expensive cities in the world , jumping more than 20 places each since the last global survey. (more...)
NTUC FairPrice checking with poultry suppliers over Brazil's rotten meat scandal
- March 21, 2017

One of the world's leading producers, Brazil exports $12 billion of meat to about 150 countries. Brazil's president, Michel Temer, met with dozens of ambassadors from countries that import Brazilian meat on Sunday (19 March) to reassure them the country's beef was safe. (more...)
Oil ends lower as rising USA rig count, G-20 statement unnerves
- March 21, 2017

Oil prices extended losses on Monday to trade near a four-month low after increased drilling activity in the USA indicated a strong rise in production was coming. Oil prices have stayed in the $55-$60 range since the deal was implemented in January, with the increase in returns enticing United States' producers to raise cheap shale oil output. (more...)
Brazil raids food giants for allegedly selling rotten meat
- March 21, 2017

The strategy includes spots on prime time television and full-page ads in newspapers to say they have never sold rotten meat and that their products are perfectly safe to eat, denying allegations from the investigating judge that cardboard and acid have been added to some Brazilian meat. (more...)
Stepson of attempted murder suspect dies in hospital Stepson of attempted murder suspect dies in hospital
- March 21, 2017

A female Royal Bank employee is in serious condition after being stabbed Friday morning and police are on the hunt for her attacker. She called 911. "It's not easy, but we have a job to do, and we try to persevere through that". The man left the bank and drove away in a grey 2009 Pontiac Montana van with the license plate BYTE392. (more...)
Tesla Just Raised $1.2 Billion to Build Its Model 3
- March 18, 2017

The company announced Wednesday that it would be selling new stock and convertible securities in preparation for the debut of the new sedan, and that numbers would total more than $1 billion. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has indicated his preliminary interest in buying up to 95,420 shares of Tesla common stock for a purchase price of around $25 million in this offering at the public offering price, the company said. (more...)
Walmart Investing Heavily In Online Women's Retail Walmart Investing Heavily In Online Women's Retail
- March 18, 2017

The indie retailer is most popular with 18- to 35-year-old women, a coveted group Walmart likely wants to woo. The purchase is to be finalized on Thursday, and the deal will be publicly announced on Friday. Founded in 2002 by Susan Gregg Koger and Eric Koger, Modcloth made a name for itself in the emerging e-commerce landscape as a hub for vintage fashions, specializing in retro dresses with kitschy and quirky patterns. (more...)