Wednesday April 26-th, 2017

UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

She said she changed her mind on a walking holiday over the Easter break with her husband last week, after "reluctantly" concluding that the "game-playing" over Brexit among politicians in London would make negotiating much harder. Brexit Secretary...

AmEx Sales Drop 2% to $7.9B, Beat Estimates AmEx Sales Drop 2% to $7.9B, Beat Estimates

Along with these its year to date performance is standing at -3.37%. Companywide, revenue fell 2% to $7.9 billion but still beat the FactSet consensus of $7.8 billion. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and repu...

ACC extends deals with North Carolina sites after law change ACC extends deals with North Carolina sites after law change

As of Tuesday morning, the state of North Carolina has sent in bids for 133 championship events over the five year period. "We recognize the quality championships hosted by the people of North Carolina in years before HB2", the April 4 statement sa...

Steve Ballmer's new project: find out how the government spends your money Steve Ballmer's new project: find out how the government spends your money

Ballmer hopes that public debate will be strengthened by the availability of a common set of accurate data, perhaps echoing Daniel Patrick Moynihan's saying that one is "entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts". He, along with a small numb...

Lewis Hamilton speaks about last week's win Lewis Hamilton speaks about last week's win

Personally, it is tough for me, but that's life. 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. With clean air ahead Mr. Vettel b...

Tech, bank stocks lift S&P, Nasdaq; IBM holds back Dow

This earnings season, one expert opined that 77% of the S&P 500 companies that had already reported topped Wall Street estimates and 58% outperformed sales expectations. The Dow edged down 33 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,488. The S&P 500 pos...

Trump administration to review Iran sanctions relief: State Dept

However, in a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Tillerson said the administration has ordered an inter-agency review of whether the suspension of sanctions was in the US' national security interests. It was an attempt to clarify a State Dep...

Iraqi unit with US, Australian advisers hit with gas by ISIS Iraqi unit with US, Australian advisers hit with gas by ISIS

To help defend against future attacks, two Army officers stated that gas masks have been passed around, as the attack Sunday marked the second chemical weapons attack in a matter of days. Progress has slowed considerably in Mosul because much of the ...

EPA chief visits Indiana waste site amid proposed budget cuts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday said it would begin a review of an Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions at oil and gas drilling sites. EPA began a cleanup past year of lead- and arsenic-contaminated soil in th...

Gold At Highest In More Than Five Months Gold At Highest In More Than Five Months

Gold futures went up 2.20 dollars or 0.17 percent to close at USD 1,294.10 per troy ounce at the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. "Prices should adjust and rise again", said a Shanghai-based trader. US Vice President Mike Pence sai...

Vijay Mallya Arrested In London Vijay Mallya Arrested In London

A special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act cases in April 2016 had issued an NBW against Mallya. Mr. Mallya has been charged with cheating and conspiracy by the CBI that filed a 1,000-page charge sheet against him for defaulting on ...

Netflix Nears 100 Million Subs Mark Netflix Nears 100 Million Subs Mark

The shares rose less than 1 percent to $147.71 at 8:00 a.m.in NY before the official market open. Netflix so far has responded to the challenge by employing heavily on original productions like " House of Cards " and "Stranger Things" and marketing i...

Trump Official Says Marijuana Trump Official Says Marijuana "Not a Factor" in the War on Drugs

Kelly also stated his belief that the war on drugs can only be won by addressing domestic demand, particularly for heroin, reports The Washington Post . About a quarter of those arrests were immigrants who had no criminal history, according to Imm...

More than 20 advertisers drop O'Reilly over sex harassment claims More than 20 advertisers drop O'Reilly over sex harassment claims

More companies, including carmaker BMW and insurer Allstate, have pulled their advertising from Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor " television program days after the New York Times reported Fox and star host Bill O'Reilly paid five women to settle...

This is Why Harley-Davidson (HOG) Stock is Falling After Earnings This is Why Harley-Davidson (HOG) Stock is Falling After Earnings

Bill Alpert , a senior editor at the financial magazine, Barron's , said the company's target demographic is aging, which is contributing to the declines. Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ...

Goldman Sachs gets an embarrassing start to the year

NEW YORK (AP) - Goldman Sachs had a rare miss in its first quarter results, the bank said Tuesday, as its typically best-in-class trading desks did not perform as well as its competitors. also reported similar results on trading. Citi, Bank of Americ...

Arconic CEO resigns amid pressure from Elliott (SPR, AA, UTX) Arconic CEO resigns amid pressure from Elliott (SPR, AA, UTX)

Arconic says Kleinfeld sent the letter to a senior official at Elliott Management, an activist investor that has been pushing the company to replace Kleinfeld. On its website, Arconic defended Kleinfeld, noting he presided previous year over the c...

US Says No Agreement Reached On UN Probe

Only weeks ago, it appeared that Trump, who praised Putin throughout the US election campaign, was poised for a potentially historic rapprochement with Russian Federation. The dim view of U.S. "The tax reform and the tax cuts are better if I can do...

Asian stocks slip, yen and gold rise as global risks weigh

The 10-year yield had surged as high as 2.64 per cent last month on bets that Trump's proposals to cut taxes, business regulation and initiate a $US1 trillion infrastructure spending program would accelerate both U.S. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

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

Inciarte recorded the first put-out in the top of the first, followed by SunTrust Park's first hit and run in the bottom of the first. Following the fanfare of the opening ceremonies, which featured Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, H...

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