BHP to drop 'Billiton' in major rebranding to shore up local support

The "Think Big" campaign sees BHP Billiton change its name to just BHP, with a new logo in bold caps replacing the old one. The mining giant will drop the "Billiton" from its marketing materials, business cards and letterheads in Australia, movin... More..

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United States retail sales rebounded in April after sluggish winter
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

United States retail sales rebounded in April after sluggish winter

Total sales for the February 2017 through April 2017 period were up 4.7% from the same period a year ago. Retail trade sales were up 0.4% from March 2017, and up 4.5% from past year. Looking at the overall ec...More..

Tesla's new Solar Roof comes with a warranty that lasts forever (TSLA)
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

Tesla's new Solar Roof comes with a warranty that lasts forever (TSLA)

The company announced its solar roof project a year ago, aiming to deliver a solid alternative to regular roofing solutions. Tesla is trying to be fully upfront with the costs involved with the help of a ...More..

OPEC Predicts Increase of Supply to Non-Member Countries
by | Saturday, May 13, 2017

OPEC Predicts Increase of Supply to Non-Member Countries

But if rapid production growth in USA shale fields keeps prices in the US$50 to US$60 range, producers will need to reduce costs by another 20 to 25 per cent, the analysts estimate . Oil fell as investors focu...More..

Wall Street's 'Fear Index' Has Hit a Two-Decade Low
by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wall Street's 'Fear Index' Has Hit a Two-Decade Low

On the Nasdaq, 1,255 issues fell and 1,040 advanced. "In Q1 the trend was that banks trading desks had the best overall growth - if we see slumping volume in Q2 then that trend will reverse", said Jasper Lawl...More..

by | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (HTZ) Bonds Trading 1.3% Higher

The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1 per share. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc .'s ROE is -1.5%, while industry's is 11.64%. GSA Capital Partners LL...More..

Government redraw strategy to tackle Maoists
by | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Government redraw strategy to tackle Maoists

Singh also said the Maoists could not be dealt with only by force but by long-term and short-term solutions. In his speech, Nitish said that in a "federal structure, Centre can not relegate itself to mere rev...More..

Was land allotted to Patanjali at a throwaway price, asks Bombay HC
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Was land allotted to Patanjali at a throwaway price, asks Bombay HC

Patanjali claims that its shampoo has a 15 per cent market share, toothpaste 14 per cent, face wash 15 per cent, dish wash 35 per cent and honey 50 per cent. Its personal care brand Keshkanti had sales of Rs825...More..

Google agrees to pay $335 million in Italy tax dispute
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Google agrees to pay $335 million in Italy tax dispute

The internal revenue agency said "a process will be started with Google to stipulate preventive accords for the correct taxation in Italy in the future for the activities relevant to our country". Google did...More..

Manatee to observe 'important' National Day of Prayer
by | Saturday, May 06, 2017

Manatee to observe 'important' National Day of Prayer

It was in 1952 that a joint resolution of Congress was signed by President Harry Truman to create this day. Mason Countians will have an opportunity to participate in the 66th National Day of Prayer , locall...More..

UFC adds 125-pound weight division for women
by | Thursday, May 04, 2017

UFC adds 125-pound weight division for women

The UFC will finally add a women's flyweight division with the launch of the new season of " The Ultimate Fighter " with filming set to begin in July. This will be the fourth UFC women's division, joining straw...More..

U.S. trade deficit edges lower in March
by | Thursday, May 04, 2017

U.S. trade deficit edges lower in March

The U.S. trade deficit was narrower than forecast in March as record exports of services partly cushioned a drop in merchandise shipments, Commerce Department data showed Thursday. Imports increased 1.7 per cen...More..

Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
by | Sunday, April 30, 2017

Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE:CTB) reported Q1 2017 earnings this Morning, coming in at $0.57 per share, missing Wall Street's estimates of $0.69 per Share. Standpoint Research downgraded the stock to "Hold" ...More..

American Airlines gives employees pay raises; Wall Street balks
by | Friday, April 28, 2017

American Airlines gives employees pay raises; Wall Street balks

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. American Airlines described the pay move as "an unprecedented step to increase hourly base pay for the airline's crew members outside of contract negotiations, b...More..

by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

U.S. crude oil stocks drop

Gasoline inventories rose 1.54 million barrels last week, surprising analysts surveyed by Bloomberg who projected the Energy Information Administration data would show a 2-million-barrel decline. While th...More..

Marissa Mayer will walk away from Yahoo with $186 million
by | Thursday, April 27, 2017

Marissa Mayer will walk away from Yahoo with $186 million

The purchase has already been hung up, and the price reduced, because of ongoing turmoil at Yahoo, including revelations previous year of two data breaches. This will no longer include the valuation of stock sh...More..

by | Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Trump's reversals come after crash course on the issues

But this week he said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was no longer obsolete. Syrian President Bashar Assad's chief ally - as the only veto-wielding council member to oppose the resolution. Economists and bu...More..

Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'
by | Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'

Every indication is that Chairman Pai is on the verge of announcing the details of his plan to gut net neutrality, an assault which would be the capstone of an agenda riddled with industry giveaways at the ex...More..

AT&T sheds more lucrative wireless customers in 1Q
by | Wednesday, April 26, 2017

AT&T sheds more lucrative wireless customers in 1Q

AT&T did not disclose updated sub numbers for DirecTV Now, the OTT TV service it launched last November, but noted that DirecTV Now gains helped to offset its decline in linear TV subscribers . Excluding it...More..

Pagegroup PLC (MPI) Upgraded to Buy at Kepler Capital Markets
by | Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pagegroup PLC (MPI) Upgraded to Buy at Kepler Capital Markets

The Company's orthopedic medicine portfolio includes ORTHOVISC, MONOVISC, and CINGAL, which alleviate pain and restore joint function by replenishing depleted HA, and HYALOFAST, a solid HA scaffold to aid carti...More..

by | Tuesday, April 25, 2017

France's Le Pen resigns from party leadership to focus on presidential bid

Since taking the reins of the FN in 2011 from her father (who she later booted out for describing Nazi gas chambers as "a detail of history"), Le Pen has been determined to rebrand the party. Socialist cand...More..

LVMH to consolidate hold on Dior in multibillion-euro deal
by | Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LVMH to consolidate hold on Dior in multibillion-euro deal

The brand expects the deal - which will unite Christian Dior make-up and perfume, haute couture, leather, men's and women's ready-to-wear and shoes businesses under one roof - to reach completion at the end o...More..

Dutch Economic Affairs minister says still opposed to Akzo Nobel takeover
by | Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dutch Economic Affairs minister says still opposed to Akzo Nobel takeover

The move comes a day before Akzo, which has declined two previous approaches from PPG, faces a group of unhappy shareholders at its annual meeting. Monday, in a letter to Akzo, PPG said its latest offer rep...More..

by | Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish militant positions in Iraq and Syria in an operation meant to disrupt the rebels' supply lines and prevent them from infiltrating Turkey. The air strikes in Syria targeted t...More..

Kevin Chappell one round away from first career PGA Tour victory
by | Monday, April 24, 2017

Kevin Chappell one round away from first career PGA Tour victory

Koepka, trailing Chappell by a shot coming up the 18th, took a three-iron out of his bag and considered taking a crack at reaching the 606-yard, par-five hole in two. "I knew my game was in a good place", said ...More..

Ontario to tax non-resident foreign housing buyers 15%
by | Friday, April 21, 2017

Ontario to tax non-resident foreign housing buyers 15%

Benjamin Tal, deputy economist at CIBC World Markets, said the foreign tax is a step in the right direction but thinks it could have a minimal impact because the estimated share of foreign buyers in the great...More..

by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ronaldo's hat-trick fires Real Madrid in Champions League semis

They turned up at the Bernabéu having lost 1-2 in the first leg and still managed to force extra-time. The English Premier League's involvement in the Champions League this season is over after Leicester City...More..

Kapanen scores double OT winner as Leafs beat Capitals 4-3
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kapanen scores double OT winner as Leafs beat Capitals 4-3

There were points Saturday night when hockey extending into Easter Sunday morning seemed probable, when the most significant problem afoot was the fact that Metro was closing at midnight, and Verizon Center wen...More..

US retail sales, inflation data highlight weak first-quarter growth
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

US retail sales, inflation data highlight weak first-quarter growth

Core CPI, which excludes food and energy prices, fell 0.1 percent from the prior month, the first decrease since January 2010. But there are signs that consumers are becoming cautious. Retailers like J.C. Pen...More..

Uber Exec Appeals For 5th Amendment Shield In Waymo Row
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Uber Exec Appeals For 5th Amendment Shield In Waymo Row

Uber said in a federal court filing that 14,000 of Waymo's computer files on autonomous technology never ended up on its servers, despite Waymo's claim that its former executive, Anthony Levandowski, stole ...More..

Ghana inflation falls in March, lower health, transport rates help
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ghana inflation falls in March, lower health, transport rates help

The growth rate, nearly on par with market expectations, quickened from an increase of 0.8 percent in February. Sterling rose momentarily following the announcements before slipping back to a 0.1% drop agains...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Delta says 150 more flights canceled as storm effects linger

Thunderstorms have caused Delta to cancel nearly 3,000 flights over the past five days with 1,500 cancellations affecting the world's busiest airport. In a note to passengers Saturday, Delta explained that heav...More..

As KFC shuns some antibiotics, US chicken industry deploys wet wipes, oregano
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

As KFC shuns some antibiotics, US chicken industry deploys wet wipes, oregano

McDonald's Corp, known for its Chicken McNuggets, says that its roughly 14,000 USA restaurants a year ago stopped serving chicken raised with antibiotics considered important to human medicine. The brand has a...More..

Convict pro gambler linked to golfer Mickelson
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Convict pro gambler linked to golfer Mickelson

Attorney Joon Kim said in a statement. "Frankly I'm in shock". Over the course of the four-week trial, prosecutors argued that Walters earned $43 million on more than 100 trades over six years based on inside...More..

Rajya Sabha passes all four GST bills to pave way for rollout
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Rajya Sabha passes all four GST bills to pave way for rollout

The four bills are the Central Goods and Services Tax Bill (CGST), the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill (IGST) the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill and the Union Territory Goods and Se...More..