Sunday February 19-th, 2017

Yellen: We're going to raise rates

Yellen, speaking at a conference of monetary officials in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday, said the case for raising interest rates has strengthened given improvements in the economy. But about 71 percent of 62 economists surveyed by the Wall Street ...

Hillary Clinton receives first intelligence briefing as nominee Hillary Clinton receives first intelligence briefing as nominee

Republican Donald Trump had his first briefing earlier this month. Chris Christie and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency who is advising Trump's campaign on national security. Clapper said ther...

Index dips as market braces for Yellen speech

So much for radical change of the type proposed by John Williams of the San Francisco Fed earlier this month. Citing positive economic data, Fed chair Janet Yellen said the central banking system is moving in the direction of higher interest rates ...

Sachin Clicks Selfies, Presents India's Rio Champions With BMWs Sachin Clicks Selfies, Presents India's Rio Champions With BMWs

India's goodwill ambassador for the Rio Olympics, Tendulkar, handed over the keys of the luxury cars to the four sportspersons at a function held at the Gopichand Badminton Academy. "Today what I am is to a large extent because of him", he said. "The...

M20 bridge collapse: Motorway partially reopens after footbridge debris is cleared

A motorcyclist in his 50s was taken to hospital in Tunbridge Wells with suspected broken ribs following the incident while the driver of the lorry was treated for shock at the scene. "We were right in the line of fire and we could have been crushed"....

Deaf driver killed by trooper afraid of police Deaf driver killed by trooper afraid of police

Harris, a deaf man who was shot and killed by a North Carolina state trooper after he didn't stop for the officer's blue lights was unarmed and likely did not understand the officer's commands, the slain man's family says. "You don't see deafness the...

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe

Lee's body was discovered lying on the ground next to a tree by a man in his 60s taking a morning walk, who called the police. South Korean authorities are now investigating a number of criminal allegations including the Lotte Group's involveme...

Amazon to expand physical bookstores Amazon to expand physical bookstores

Southport Ave. As traditional retailers shutter stores under the onslaught of ecommerce, one US company keeps throwing up the bricks-and-mortar: Amazon.com (AMZN). Amazon revealed plans to open hundreds of locations throughout the US earlier this y...

Uber is testing a subscription service Uber is testing a subscription service

Does the surcharge still apply if you book for the early hours in advance? Called "Uber Plus" the new pricing plan is taking its lead from the popular loyalty-building Amazon subscription model. Customers using the UberX app will be able to schedul...

Officials probing possible cluster of Zika cases in Miami Beach

However, the department also is investigating over six other infections outside that area. "If it was confirmed we'd be able to talk about that, but it's not". Studies had previously confirmed that Zika virus was sexually transmitted from men to wome...

UK Q2 GDP Unrevised at 0.6%, Investment Improves UK Q2 GDP Unrevised at 0.6%, Investment Improves

Here is a round-up of economists' reactions to what happened in the April to June quarter and what they expect for the months ahead. He says that this week saw the release of some eagerly awaited economic data which further indicated that the less ...

WhatsApp says it's going to start giving user data to Facebook WhatsApp says it's going to start giving user data to Facebook

But now, things are taking a turn as WhatsApp announces in a blog post that it would start disclosing the phone number and analytics with Facebook. At the bottom of the screen, if you do not want your information shared with Facebook, you can u...

Tesla's new model as fast as a Ferrari or Porsche Tesla's new model as fast as a Ferrari or Porsche

According to the company, the Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode accelerates to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds (again using max power mode and the Motor Trend benchmark) and travels up to 289 miles EPA estimated and 542 km European Union on a single charge.

Earnings Roundup: Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) Earnings Roundup: Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD)

Box 4229, Postal Station A, Toronto, Ontario, M5W 0G1, or by facsimile at 1-888-488-1416, before the close of business on October 6, 2016. The third quarter dividend will be payable on September 28, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of busi...

Advanced Micro Devices Inc Advanced Micro Devices Inc

The company is still in a risky position in terms of its financial health as it still has $1.2 billion net debt and non-GAAP loss position, even though cash infusions from test and packaging divesture and server IP license in China generated $320 and...

There's time for 2 Fed hikes this yr-and everyone could benefit There's time for 2 Fed hikes this yr-and everyone could benefit

The Fed raised interest rates for the first time in almost a decade in December, but has kept them on hold since then on concern that headwinds from overseas and financial market volatility at home could hurt growth. A whole host of central bankers...

New case of Zika through a local mosquito in Florida county

They said the case is not reason enough to change health advice to couples. Zika is believed to be primarily transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, but sexual transmission is also possible. HK health authorities have dispatched gove...

Pacemaker hacking claims 'absolutely untrue': St. Jude Pacemaker hacking claims 'absolutely untrue': St. Jude

The Company's product categories include tachycardia implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems; atrial fibrillation products (electrophysiology introducers and catheters, advanced cardiac mapping, navigation and recording systems and ablation sy...

Why GameStop Earnings Didn't Live Up to Expectations Why GameStop Earnings Didn't Live Up to Expectations

The company's quarterly revenue was down 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts' mean recommendation for GameStop Corp .'s (GME) stands at 2.20. Gamestop shares declined 6.6% to $30.05 after hours. Its six months performance indicated a bullis...

Dollar Tree same-store sales slow, stock drops with it Dollar Tree same-store sales slow, stock drops with it

Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.49 billion. The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Dollar Tree, Inc . have a median target of $102, with a high estimate of $110 and a low estimate of $76. Several studies suggest that posi...

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