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May trade deficit grew to $1.1 billion, StatsCan says

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Exports were up by 0.2% month-on-month to $192bn amid stronger demand for cars and consumer goods. Still, real trade deficit averaged $63.3 billion in May and April, above the first quarter's average of $62.2 billion. The US also imported more oil in May than it has in almost five years, at 265 million barrels. Imports of goods from China increased 11.6 per cent. Read More »

Watson through to Wimbledon third round

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You can shave your legs"'. "I think Vika is an incredible player and person", she said. Practices are going really well. "And although I hit a few double faults, I feel like I'm serving very well. The opening set saw Watson produce arguably her best tennis all year as she dismantled Sevastova, registering three successive breaks to wrap up a bagel set in just 19 minutes. Read More »

Tesla Inc (TSLA) Will Dominate EV Sales Through 2021

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Tesla chief technology officer J.B. Straubel claimed, "We've really learned a lot of lessons", referring to the complicated production of Model X vehicle. Daniel Sparks owns shares of Tesla . The company revealed last Monday that deliveries of its Model S and Model X were lighter than expected with only 22,000 units delivered. Read More »

US ADP Report: job growth slowdown

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Moody's Analytics chief Mark Zandi said, "The job market continues to power forward". A Reuters of economists predicted 185,000 jobs prior to the beginning of June, a number revised from an earlier 253,000 projection. Economists had expected the deficit to narrow to USD46.2 billion. The unadjusted claims for MI increased 1,159 last week. Automakers normally shut assembly plants for annual retooling at the start of July, which tends to push up claims. Read More »

France Plans to Stop Selling Diesel, Gasoline-Run Cars By 2040

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India, where scores of cities are blighted by unsafe air pollution, is mulling the idea of no longer selling petrol or diesel cars by 2030 , and said it wants to introduce electric cars in "a very big way". While Volvo is based in Sweden, the company is owned by Geely Automobile Holdings, which is based in China, the world's largest market for electric vehicles. Read More »

Gulf crisis: Saudi Arabia accused of supporting extremists

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With Doha determined to resist the pressure, Sheikh al-Thani said Qatar as a country "must be self-reliant" amid the challenges that the diplomatic rift has triggered. The foreign ministers said they would meet again soon in the Bahraini capital, Manama, but gave no date. His Qatari counterpart wondered why " Qatar's independence" poses "such a threat" to Saudi Arabia and its allies as he accused them of "intellectual terrorism". Read More »

NYPD Officer Shot, Killed In Bronx Ambush Attack

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Two other officers confronted the attacker about a block away, and shot him dead, according to the department's tweets. Two New York City police officers were ambushed by a killer in December 2014. Even a woman who said her husband had been arrested by Familia had only kind words for the slain officer. "Violence against police officers can not stand". Read More »

Construction slowdown seen in June according to latest PMI

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It comes after manufacturing output drifted to its lowest level for three months in June, while the construction industry took a tumble due to a dearth of new work. Service providers signalled higher selling prices (on average) in June. The heartbeat of the United Kingdom economy slowed down sharply in June, as optimism plunged to a six-year low souring the mood in the industry, a survey released on Wednesday (5 July) by IHS Markit Economics showed. Read More »

Dutch court to try Malaysia Airlines suspects

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Most of the dead were Dutch nationals. A year ago it was found by an global criminal investigation that a missile was sacked at the plane from rebel-controlled territory by a mobile launcher which had been brought in from Russian Federation. Read More »

Mamata Banerjee blackmailing people, says Governor KN Tripathi

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Trouble erupted after Class X student Souvik Sarkar posted a derogatory meme on Prophet Mohammad on Monday morning. Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Banerjee and Tripathi and tried to defuse tension. "He called me on my phone and threatened me", she told reporters at Nabanna , the state secretariat. The Raj Bhawan voiced surprise over Mamata's "attitude and language", and said, "the Hon'ble Governor can not remain a mute spectator of the affairs in the state". Read More »

Resolution on GST moves in J&K Legislature

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The Jammu and Kashmir government has convened a special four-day session of the assembly to discuss the GST implementation which needs a constitutional amendment by the legislature so that the new tax regime is adopted in the state. After the resolution was passed, Drabu termed it a statement of a principle. Offering details, Drabu said there was drop by fifty percent in the incoming truck traffic from 2000 trucks to 1000 in July as the outgoing truck number fell by 66 percent from 300 to ... Read More »

Government urges industry to pass on price cuts due to GST

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Among these are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Eight states, including Assam, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and some north-eastern states, are in the process of abolishing check posts. "The Revenue Department has got encouraging reports from the roadside dhabas and big restaurants as well as from kirana shops to departmental stores which, in turn, have started getting acclimatised to the new tax system", it had said. Read More »

Samsung semiconductor plant for memory components

Samsung's chip business turned an operating profit of 6.3 trillion won in the January-March quarter, its largest ever on a quarterly basis. Samsung is the dominant supplier and OLED screens for mobile devices are a lucrative business for the company, along with memory chips. Read More »

Lawyers group 'weeps' for Mindanao as SC affirms constitutionality of Martial Law

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Te added. Ejercito, meanwhile, said that if there is a need to extend the implementation of martial law , the Senate would have to call for a joint session. Intense daily airstrikes have depleted the military's stockpile of bombs dropped by a new fleet of South Korean-made FA50 fighter jets so a Philippine air force cargo plane was dispatched to the United States to pick up new supplies, Lorenzana said. Read More »

Worldpay share price rallies as group confirms takeover approach

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The statement also warned "there can be no certainty either that an offer will be made nor as to the terms of any offer, if made". There's no certainty that an offer will be made, and to comply with United Kingdom takeover rules, Vantiv and JPMorgan must say by Aug 1 whether they intend to bid, Worldpay said in a statement Tuesday. Read More »

Etihad allows passengers to use laptops on U.S. flights

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The airline runs 45 flights per week from Abu Dhabi to six USA airports. But Abu Dhabi is now excluded from the list after the airline implemented new protocols at the airport that include more passenger screening. The decision was based on intelligence reports about possible Islamic State attacks. Since the laptop ban, Emirates had been offering some passengers laptops they can use in flight. Read More »

Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) Receives An Update From Brokers

The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, August 4 by SunTrust. Friedberg Investment Management sold 25,650 shares as Physcns Rlty Trst (DOC)'s stock rose 5.10%. About 29,322 shares traded. It has outperformed by 3.99% the S&P500. Going toward to the 50-day, we can see that shares are now trading 24.32% off of that figure. Read More »

Freaky computer glitch sends technology stocks all crashing to same price

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Tuesday morning saw the stock prices of these top companies to be $123.47 on Bloomberg , Reuters and Google Finance data. "This is now being fixed and we hope to update our stock price data shortly". USA markets had closed early ahead of the holiday. The incorrect data was discovered on Google Finance and Yahoo Finance. Across Asia, trading desks said they witnessed a rush of calls and emails from concerned clients. Read More »

Unilever plc (ULVR) Earns Hold Rating from Liberum Capital

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Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a GBX 800 ($10.18) price target (up previously from GBX 700 ($8.90)) on shares of Antofagasta plc in a research note on Wednesday, March 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. In other Stagecoach Group plc news, insider Martin Andrew Griffiths bought 15,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 28th. Read More »

United Kingdom factory growth stutters as eurozone storms ahead

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China is a major user of natural resources, so any growth indications from there tend to boost the mining sector. "While the survey data add to signs that the economy is likely to have shown stronger growth in the second quarter, further doubts are raised as to whether this performance can be sustained into the second half of the year". Read More »

Ford and Fiat Chrysler sales fall less than expected, GM misses

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General Motors Company's payout ratio is now 23.53%. It also increased its holding in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) by 146,588 shares in the quarter, for a total of 367,802 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard (VWO). The original version of this story can be accessed at https://www.com-unik.info/2017/07/03/united-bank-inc-has-4-15-million-position-in-ford-motor-company-nysef.html. Read More »

BidaskClub Lowers Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) to Hold

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Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda increased its stake in Marathon Petroleum Corp ( MPC ) by 33.24% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Schneider Mngmt holds 281,859 shares. 02/02/2017 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. The Market Cap of the company is $9.97 Billion. Read More »

Did this Iranian city record the world's hottest temperature?

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But even more impressive is that the extreme temperature may be one of the world's hottest reliably measured temperatures ever. Weather Underground , however, reported the day-time high for the city -- home to about 1.1 million people - at a sweltering 129.2F at both 4:51 p.m. Read More »

Abu Dhabi airport now exempt from USA ban on laptops

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The "laptop ban", as it has become widely known, was imposed by the United States government in March on the grounds of "innovative methods" being used by terrorists. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested in a May appearance on Fox News that the ban could be expanded to all worldwide flights, but officials backed away from that proposal last week. Read More »

Van Niekerk delighted after Windies demolition

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West Indies were then jolted by three wickets in quick succession, with Marzianne accounting for Reniece Boyce (4), Kyshona Knight (0) and Deandra Dottin (0) with just 16 runs on the board. Van Niekerk is delighted with her team's performance and hopes that they can continue in the same vein as the competition heats up. I'm really proud of the bowlers, especially my two opening bowlers - world class. Read More »

Not In My Name : Protests Against Cow Lynchings In Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata

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When Khan was fatally stabbed and bled to death , the train was heavily packed with passengers. Terrified of reprisals, several Dalit families refused to handle the dead cows though it meant cutting off the source of daily income. Reacting strongly after there has been a massive outrage against increasing cases of mob lynching over beef rumors, Modi said: "Killing people in the name of gau bhakti (cow protection) is unacceptable". Read More »

Djokovic adds Ancic to team after Eastbourne triumph

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The Serbian world number four will play Russian Daniil Medvedev , who beat American fourth seed Steve Johnson 6-3 2-6 6-3, on Friday for a place in the final of the south coast grass tournament. Karolina Pliskova gave herself the flawless pre-Wimbledon tonic by lifting the women's title, defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4 in impressive style. Read More »

'Deeply Concerned': India On Recent Chinese Actions In Sikkim Sector

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Doklam is one of four disputed areas between Bhutan and China in the western region of Haa and Paro dzongkhags. It further said that "in coordination" with the Bhutanese government, "Indian personnel, who were present at general area Doka La, approached the Chinese construction party and urged them to desist from changing the status quo". Read More »

Trading standards warn about 'dangerous' fidget spinners

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Two women have reported that their children's fidget spinners have unexpectedly set fire while charging. She told NBC 25 News that after about 30 minutes of charging, her fidget spinner caught fire . The issue isn't limited to just Bluetooth fidget spinners , as we've seen in the past - counterfeit hoverboards, headphones and more are also prone to this issue. Read More »