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VP Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour


Indonesia is on Trump's trade hit list of nations that he considers the losing out to in trade, and USA company Freeport-McMoran Inc., which operates the world's largest copper mine in the Indonesian province of Papua, is in a protracted dispute with the Indonesian government. Read More »

'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade


The US President met Mr Xi at his private estate in Florida, expecting to focus on what he has described as China's unfair trade practices and inadequate efforts to halt North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Short of preemptive attacks, the US can gather its strategic assets closer to the Korean Peninsula to put the North on the defensive and reduce China's arbitrary right of way. Read More »

Verizon's profit sinks as it loses wireless subscribers

Last year, T-Mobile gained 3.3 million post-paid phone customers, while Sprint gained 910,000. Total operating revenue fell to $29.81 billion from $32.17 billion a year earlier. Verizon is also lagging key rival AT&T (T, Tech30 ) - although Ma Bell's shares are down 5% in 2017. In a call with analysts, Matt Ellis, the Chief Financial Officer of the company said - " We're confident in executing our strategy organically, but if there's the right opportunity out there to accelerate the ... Read More »

Canada gains another 19400 jobs of mostly full-time and self-employed work


US employers added just 98,000 jobs in March, the fewest in a year, though the unemployment rate fell to a almost 10-year low of 4.5 percent. Courier firms cut 1,200 jobs from February to March. March marks the 78th consecutive month of job growth - the longest since official record-keeping began in 1939. It's also dramatically lower than the 235,000 new jobs that were reported in February, the first month of Trump's presidency. Read More »

Sensex extends gains, up 86 pts on bargain hunting


A higher opening saw the Sensex move between 29,490.26 and 29.363.28, before hitting 29,429.24 at 1132 hours, a slight fall of 32.21 points, or 0.11 per cent. Mumbai: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Tuesday opened on a higher note during the morning session of the trade. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.97 percent, while Shanghai Composite Index inched up 0.04 percent. Read More »

Toronto Blue Jays to Implement Major Overhaul After Disappointing Start


He had a rough Spring Training as well (6.75 ERA in 14 2/3 innings) but has been charged with just one earned run through his first nine frames in Buffalo and represents the most experienced depth option the Jays possess. An important note on Latos is that he has an opt-out later in the season that he can choose to take if an opportunity does not arise with Blue Jays. Read More »

Gurugram unhappy about no-fuel Sundays, wants eco-friendly transport instead


Almost 25,000 outlets in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Haryana would be shut for 24 hours on Sundays, starting May 14. "Major dealers' federations have clarified that they don't endorse any closure of petrol pumps on any day", the oil ministry tweeted. A meeting of all India petroleum dealers association will be held on May 6 in which all this matter will be discussed and suitable decision taken, Vishwas said reiterating that no decision ... Read More »

UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

Standing outside her Downing Street office, May said she had been reluctant to ask parliament to back her move to bring forward the poll from 2020. Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, said: 'The outcome of the United Kingdom election now adds an element of short-term uncertainty about how the Brexit negotiations will unfold, while the big rally in the British pound has increased volatility and had a knock-on impact on the United Kingdom stock market'. Read More »

EBay Inc (EBAY) Given "Hold" Rating at Royal Bank of Canada


The company earned $2.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.40 billion. eBay had a net margin of 80.92% and a return on equity of 24.13%. 01/26/2017 - eBay Inc . had its "market perform" rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen. They now have a Dollars 30 price target on the stock. Also, SVP Stephen Fisher sold 16,601 shares of eBay stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 22nd. Read More »

ACC extends deals with North Carolina sites after law change


Pepper ACC Championship Game will return to Bank of America Stadium through the 2020 season. Greensboro will host the first and second round of the 2019 and 2020 men's basketball tournament, according to the NCAA. Winston-Salem is getting the women's field hockey championship in 2019. Rights groups criticized the NCAA for returning to North Carolina while its cities were still banned from passing anti-discrimination laws. Read More »

IBM weighs on Dow but other indexes rise

Morgan Stanley helped the rebound, rising almost 3 percent in premarket trading after reporting a surge in quarterly profit. Index heavyweights Tencent and AIA Group both advanced, rising 1.7 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively. was responsible for half the session's losses in the blue-chip average. IBM sank 4.9 per cent to US$161.69 after the company reported a bigger-than-expected decline in revenue for the first time in five quarters. Read More »

American Express profit falls 13 percent, but tops forecasts


Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Results again were dragged down by the end of the company's relationship with Costco . The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 10th. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 5th. Dividends is a reward scheme, that a company presents to its shareholders. Read More »

Bahrain test - Hamilton fastest on first day in Sakhir

After the race, Hamilton apologised to the team for the incident and in his post-race media debrief revealed his frustration at the way the Bahrain weekend unfolded. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said the Finn's hopes of a first win had been hit even before the start when a problem with a generator on the grid left him with the wrong tyre pressures. Read More »

Steve Ballmer's New Project Analyzes Government Spending


The project, called USAFacts , aims to bring together financial information on how the USA government spends tax dollars. After a conversation with his wife about taxes several years ago, Ballmer decided he would attempt to create an integrated database of information about the US government that includes information similar to the details included in annual corporate 10-K filings. Read More »

Trump's EPA to reconsider oil and gas emissions rule

If Pruitt opts to skip the baseball game, the union that represents the 1,000 employees in the EPA's Region 5 office, the American Federation of Government Employees Local 704, would want to discuss what it describes as "devastating cuts he and the Trump administration have proposed". Read More »

Tillerson: Iran deal fails to achieve nuclear-free objective

But a senior administration official said the White House is serious about its reservations with the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Trump this week ordered his National Security Council to review whether to reimpose sanctions that were eased under the accord because of Iran's continued support for terrorism. Read More »

Gold falls as U.S. dollar rebounds


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that a strong dollar was positive in the long term. "As (gold) didn't manage to get through $US1,300 and due to light volumes during (holiday-related) European hours, gold consolidated until weaker USA economic data gave the yellow metal another push", said Giovanni Staunovo, commodity analyst for UBS Wealth Management. Read More »

United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident


Rather than wake up the sleeping man, the couple made a decision to relocate to a different economy row in the half-full flight. Unfortunately, the couple, who had booked economy seats, had selected new seats in an "economy plus" row, which the airline considers an upgrade. Read More »

Netflix nears 100 million subscribers worldwide


Chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that Netflix is pursuing more projects like Bright that look and feel like movies you would watch in theaters. Netflix's services extend from $8 to $12 a month, with the most economical option at $10. It said that since its subscribers are funding its original films, they should be the first to see them. Read More »

Kelly says critical lawmakers should changes laws or shut up


Last week, Kelly's Homeland Security Department released guidance created to quickly grow the amount of people tasked with enforcing the nation's immigration laws - a team Trump had previously called a "deportation force". Kelly said it will be up to Congress to help sort out how to treat the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the USA, including the so-called "Dream Act" children brought illegally into the country by their parents or guardians. Read More »

Goldman Sachs Group Inc Earnings Miss As Institutional Unit Drags

That compares with $1.14 billion, or $2.68 a share, a year ago, when Goldman posted its worst first quarter in 12 years as trading sputtered and interest rates remained painfully low. Shares of Goldman Sachs sank 3 percent in pre-market trading to $219.99. Goldman Sachs Group's dividend payout ratio is presently 15.89%. Goldman Sachs said its investment-banking backlog decreased from the fourth quarter and last year's first quarter. Read More »

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance


In the same quarter a year ago, the consumer products company reported $17.48 billion in revenue. Harley's sluggish sales in the quarter highlighted challenges facing the manufacturer's attempts to gain new customers and boosting overseas sales. Read More »

Braves beat Padres 5-2 on opening night at new stadium

Jim Johnson pitched through a one-out single in the ninth inning to record his second save in three chances for the Braves after Jose Ramirez and Arodys Vizcaino each pitched a flawless inning. A prolonged and rousing standing ovation for the greatest Atlanta Brave of them all - Hammerin' Hank Aaron . "He was beatable tonight and we didn't take advantage of it", said Padres manager Andy Green, bemoaning how his team had chased too many pitches out of the strike zone. Read More »

New York City Moves Toward Requiring Uber Tipping Option


The TLC says a gratuity option on the ridesharing app would help protect the rights of Uber drivers, who complain about declining wages. What's more, the Lyft app includes the ability to put that tip on your credit card, but Uber's app is still tip-less. Read More »

Here 's how to correctly file an IRS tax extension


The average refund: $2,851. For those who are going to miss the deadline - don't panic - but be prepared to act quickly. Penalties and interest will be charged on all taxes not paid by Tuesday's filing deadline, according to the release. While software catches and prevents many errors on e-filed returns, math errors remain common on paper returns. Beyond that, if you are due a refund, you've lost it. Read More »