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Investment In Renewable Energy Dips Globally As Prices Fall

Investment in new renewables capacity, which avoids emitting carbon dioxide when being operated, was roughly double that in fossil fuel generation, he also noted. "The question always used to be 'will renewables ever be grid competitive?'", said Michael Liebreich, chair of the Advisory Board at BNEF. The decline in energy sector emissions and emerging grid parity for renewables shows a shift to a low-carbon economy isn't a "pipe dream", a United Nations panel found. Read More »

Christie halts Amtrak payments, calls for inspection

The heads of the two major commuter rail lines that use New York's Penn Station have strongly criticized Amtrak over two recent derailments there. On Monday when the train pulled into the station, the weak timbers allowed the rails to widen, and three cars slid off the tracks. Read More »

Coalition Vows To Push Ahead With Company Tax Cuts For All Businesses


The parliament passed part of the government's package last week, agreeing to cut the corporate tax rate for businesses with a turnover up to $50 million. "We will continue our strong advocacy for the full package", a spokesperson said. "We are pleased to see this passed". "If the Senate is in the position to look at this before the next election, then we would be more than happy to bring those things forward". Read More »

Thousands of U.K. Firms Begin Publishing Gender Pay-Gap Figures

The country has the smallest gap, according to the World Economic Forum's Gender Pay Gap Index, while the United Kingdom is in 20th place. Employers will also be encouraged to publish an action plan alongside their figures, demonstrating the steps they will take to close the gender pay gap within their organisation. Read More »

Large Cap Semiconductor - Broad Line: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)


It represents a security's price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock. After $0.59 actual EPS reported by WesBanco Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.69% EPS growth. KGC's profit will be $49.33 million for 22.25 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. Read More »

Reckitt Benckiser announces review of 'non-core' food business amid sale reports


Reckitt Benckiser is reviewing its food business, which could lead to a sale of the division best known for making French's mustard. "It is nevertheless non core to RB", the company said in a statement. Consumers are increasingly looking for higher-value or more exotic alternatives to the jars and bottles that have long filled kitchen cabinets. In an April 3 research report, Credit Suisse said Reckitt's food business - which generates about $580 million in sales and $165 million in operating ... Read More »

Allies Call for Zuma to Step Down

That move deepened a rift within the ruling party, with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa , a leading candidate to replace Zuma as ANC president, on Friday describing Gordhan's removal as "totally, totally unacceptable". Since midnight reshuffle on Thursday in which Gordhan and other ministers were sacked there have been growing calls for Zuma to step down. A series of anti-Zuma protests are scheduled for Friday across South Africa, with many organisations beginning preparations already. Read More »

Lynch visits Raiders amid talk of comeback


In a 24-minute conversation with host J.T. The Brick, the Raiders owner recounted other highlights from the tortured history of negotiations to stay in Oakland. As it now stands, the Raiders have DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richardson at running back, but they are both only entering their second seasons in the NFL. Read More »

Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony


Nunes also fielded questions about Tuesday's cancellation of an open House hearing that was supposed to feature testimony from former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates about matters related to the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes


Einhorn said that the move would add value to General Motors , while also lower its cost of capital. "Our plan. would provide the company complete strategic flexibility without adding any default, refinancing, or balance sheet risk", Einhorn said. Read More »

Rystad Energy: Saudi Tax Cut Raises Aramco Value By $1 Trillion


Cash from the sale will be used to establish a sovereign wealth fund that will invest outside of the oil business and in support of developing non-oil sources of income within Saudi Arabia. Assume that the world's largest single oil producer pumps 3.8 billion barrels this year, which it sells at an average price of $53 per barrel, or just over $200 billion. Read More »

Sensex registers good opening in early trade


The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) retained its hold on the 9,100-mark. The 30-share index was trading higher by 127.47 points, or 0.43 per cent, at 29,364.62, with all indices led by technology, IT, power and healthcare trading in the green with gains up to 0.79 per cent. Read More »

Kerela; BJP Candidate Promises 'Halal' Beef


You should not hesitate to vote for me on the ground that the BJP is supporting beef ban, " the report quoted him as saying. The leader commented about the BJP's cow protecting agenda in UP. Taking a dig at BJP's stand on cows, the AIMIM president, Asaduddin Owaisi, on Saturday said that BJP's "hypocrisy" was that in Uttar Pradesh cow was " mummy " but 'in the Northeast its yummy '. Read More »

Ford recalls 53000 F-250 pickup trucks that can roll while parked


The company said it is not aware of accidents or injuries due to the defect. The Ford reference number for this recall is 17C06. The first recall-the engine fire-will cover approximately 360,000 vehicles in North America and Europe. Failure to do so can result in unintended movement of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or crash. However, the parking brake should always be applied after shifting the truck into PARK. Read More »

Mariners' Felix Hernandez exits opening day start with groin tightness


Carlos Correa's fourth-inning home run had an exit velocity of 111 miles per hour and traveled a distance of 449 feet. Houston scored again on a sacrifice fly in the sixth off of relief pitcher Nick Vincent. "We are grateful for the economic and philanthropic contributions LyondellBasell has made to our community over the years and we are thrilled that they have partnered with the Astros Foundation to bring new life to our ball fields so that children have a special place to learn life-long ... Read More »

Mylan Announces EpiPen Recall


The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty. The current recall, which includes 13 lots of EpiPen distributed between mid-December 2015 and July 2016, comes as Mylan is struggling to hold on to its market dominance, making it particularly vulnerable to bad news. Read More »

Nunes won't leave Russia probe; Ryan says no need to

Yates and another witness at the planned hearing, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, had made clear to government officials by Thursday that their testimony to the committee probably would contradict some statements that White House officials had made, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Read More »

Tesla's having a great year so far

And Tesla is inching closer to Japan's Honda. Tesla stock is up about 5 percent Monday morning to $292.10, bringing its market capitalization to $47.65 billion. Tesla hasn't always been able to hit its delivery targets and it has taken a lot of flak for that over the past few years. Three industry analysts on average were looking for 24,200. Read More »

Backstreet Boys join Florida Georgia Line for epic ACM Awards performance


While Justin Timberlake had a show-stopping moment alongside Chris Stapleton at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards, it was the Backstreet Boys who shined brightly at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards. 19 on the country music charts and was wildly popular among fans. And while Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Reba McEntire had stellar performances , guess which clip probably is circulating the most on Monday morning? Carrie Underwood was also seen in the audience singing ... Read More »

Kansas farmers plan to plant more corn, soybeans this spring


With margins tight and corn prices low, US farmers are turning to soybeans in record numbers as they hope to squeeze a bit more profit out of their fields in 2017. Winter wheat planted area, at 32.7 million, is down 9 percent from a year ago. Barley produces intend to plant 470 thousand acres, down 36 percent from 2016 and prospective oat acres are estimated at 220 thousand acres, down 24 percent from a year ago. Read More »

Beauty and the Beast will not return to cinemas in Kuwait


The film, which hit cinemas in more than 40 worldwide markets last weekend, set a host of opening weekend records and had a global box office take of $350 million US. An appeal is to be heard this week. Experts predict that, at this rate, Beauty and the Beast may break $1 billion in ticket sales. "I don't think that was going to dissuade anyone except the most narrow-minded from seeing this film". Read More »

Canada determined to diversify despite Keystone XL approval


The figure, however, has been questioned as TransCanada itself predicts only 13,000 temporary construction jobs, with the U.S. State Department saying only 50 of them will be permanent positions, The Independent reports. At less than $48 today, Canadian oil sands projects are much less desirable, which could lower demand for the extension. That's why environmentalists remain fiercely opposed to Keystone. Read More »

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

Obama promised a year ago to cut USA greenhouse gas emissions by about 26 per cent from the 2005 level by 2025. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R-WV) was in Washington for the event. The Obama Administration also had a rule affecting newly constructed power plants, limiting allowable carbon dioxide levels, but that didn't affect older plants. Read More »

EPA decides against ban on use of chlorpyrifos on fruits and vegetables


EPA's subsequent findings relied on three, peer-reviewed human health studies indicating that even minuscule amounts of chlorpyrifos , sold by Dow Chemical , can interfere with brain development of fetuses, infants and children . EPA scientists, however, had previously determined that the chemical - which is already banned in household settings - was indeed unsafe to children and farm workers. Read More »

What the death of broadband privacy rules means


That FCC measure passed on a 3-2 party-line vote , with then-Chairman Tom Wheeler and two fellow Democratic appointees in the majority, and current Chairman Ajit Pai and fellow Republican Michael O'Reilly opposed. "There are companies that do this for a living that lots of people contract with to get this type of information". The rules also require internet providers to protect that data from hackers and inform customers of any breaches. Read More »

Stocks stumble at the final hurdle as strong quarter ends

Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Index finished 42 lower at 20,659; the S&P500 and Nasdaq composite however stayed in the red - the latter closing 22 points ahead at 5,897 and the former (S&P) adding around two points at 2,361. DuPont has advanced 0.6% to $82.11, while Dow Chemical is little changed at $64.17. The report said real GDP climbed by 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the previously reported 1.9 percent increase. Read More »