Finance

New census estimates show steady Triad growth

New census estimates show steady Triad growth Of the state's 95 counties, a total of 77 experienced growth in their populations. Randolph County added 73 residents and its population grew to 143,282 by July 1, 2017, from 143,209 July 1, 2016, for a.1 percent increase. They are New York-Newark-Jersey City, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Washington-Arlin... [Full Article...]

Nasa's plan to stop 'rogue' asteroid ... in 2135

Nasa's plan to stop 'rogue' asteroid ... in 2135 NASA scientists are working on a plan to divert or blow up an asteroid if it were on a collision course with the earth . NASA actually has a Planetary Defense Coordination Office that is fully dedicated to detecting unsafe asteroids and comets close to Earth's orbit, which is part of how we were aware of the potential threat of Bennu. [Full Article...]

United Airlines CEO: Animal Death 'Should Have Never Happened'

United Airlines CEO: Animal Death 'Should Have Never Happened' United spokesman Charles Hobart said the airline is looking to improve the program, not get rid of it. United Airlines ( UAL ) is hitting the pause button on letting customers pay to ship pets as cargo. "We are conducting a thorough and systematic review of our program for pets that travel in the cargo compartment to make improvements that will ensure the best possible experience for our custome... [Full Article...]

Climate change will cause huge internal migration around the world

Climate change will cause huge internal migration around the world The Bank has warned in a new study , that without action, tens of millions of people will be forced to move because of water shortages, crop failures, sea-level rise, storm surges and other climate threats. The report is the first to combine socioeconomic data with climate impact reports to anticipate population distributions due to climate change. Extreme variations in climate performance repr... [Full Article...]

More than 450000 smoke alarms recalled nationwide

More than 450000 smoke alarms recalled nationwide The smoke alarms were sold from September 2016 through January 2018 for between 20 and 40 dollars at Walmart, Home Depot, Menards, and other home and hardware stores as well as Amazon.com and other websites. They should remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm. No injuries have been reported as a result of the defect, according to the... [Full Article...]

France expects European Union to get full exemption from USA tariffs: Le Maire

France expects European Union to get full exemption from USA tariffs: Le Maire The G20 countries were due to discuss the threat of trade wars after US?President Donald Trump announced plans to impose tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on imported aluminium. Morgan Stanley economists said in a report to clients late on Sunday that a broad-based application of U.S. "Section 301" remedies resulting in a 20 percent tariff on Chinese manufactured goods, coupled with a comm... [Full Article...]

EU unveils new tariff plans that could hit US tech giants

EU unveils new tariff plans that could hit US tech giants All EU member states would have to approve the proposal before it could become law, and it's not entirely clear if countries like Luxembourg or Ireland , which benefit by serving as tax havens for USA companies, would want to see major tax reform that makes it harder for companies to hide their sales from taxation. [Full Article...]

San Francisco bans sale of fur

San Francisco bans sale of fur The move came after pressure from humane societies and through the tireless work of District Supervisor Katy Tang '. San Francisco becomes major USA city to approve ban on fur sales, a move that would prohibit clothing items and products that contain real animal fur. [Full Article...]

Toys R Us liquidation sales to begin Thursday

Toys R Us liquidation sales to begin Thursday Efforts to merge up to 200 top-performing USA stores with its Canadian operations are also underway. We went to a Toys R Us store in Yonkers, New York, that was part of the initial round of store closings. The Canadian branch of Toys "R" Us is also clinging to life, according to the USA Today report. On March 15, after failing to reorganize around its successful stores, the toy superstor... [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel rebukes far-right, own party over migration

Angela Merkel rebukes far-right, own party over migration The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said Buhari has conveyed his congratulatory message to Merkel in a letter. On the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, she said: "I wish I did not have to name Russian Federation today, but we can not ignore the evidence". [Full Article...]

Dollar retreats from three-week high as attention shifts to Fed

Dollar retreats from three-week high as attention shifts to Fed Markets are pricing in three rate increases this year, but some reckon policymakers might squeeze in a fourth, triggering a bond and equity selloff. Investors will be watching for new Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's comments at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. [Full Article...]

US Senators Warn Of More Russian Hacking Attempts Against Voting Systems

US Senators Warn Of More Russian Hacking Attempts Against Voting Systems Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee , said Tuesday at a news conference. Before launching into the findings from its committee-wide examination of current practices, written up in an accompanying report , the group emphasized that states are "firmly in the lead" in conducting elections, although the federal government should work closely to provide funds and in... [Full Article...]

Statement by Administrator Green on United States humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans

Statement by Administrator Green on United States humanitarian assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order on Monday, banning American purchases and use of Venezuela's petro cryptocurrency. On Monday, the U.S. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, who has repeatedly called for action against the petro , said he welcomed the new sanctions, but added that the "international community must continue coordinated efforts to increase pressu... [Full Article...]

James Packer has resigned from the Crown board

James Packer has resigned from the Crown board John Alexander , Crown's executive chairman and long-time adviser to Packer, said " we have appreciated James' contribution to the board and respect his decision to step down from his role as a director at this time ". Earlier this month, he also reduced his shares in Crown Resorts by more than $100 million, with his remaining 47 percent stake in the company estimated to be worth more than $4 bi... [Full Article...]

Why Oracle Shares Are Getting Slammed After Earnings

Why Oracle Shares Are Getting Slammed After Earnings The company was maintained on Thursday, June 22 by UBS. In a report issued on March 12, Barclays also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $60 price target. Shares repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. (NYSE:CNP). Tompkins Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court skeptical of crisis-pregnancy center law

Supreme Court skeptical of crisis-pregnancy center law First, it forces the pregnancy centers that are medical clinics to point the way to abortion by providing a phone number that they can call to access state-funded abortions. "Well, in this case I didn't go beyond the record to look on the Internet because I don't think we should do that", he said. After a series of appeals, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in 2017. [Full Article...]

Sensex Falls Over 100 Points, Nifty Struggles Below 10100

Sensex Falls Over 100 Points, Nifty Struggles Below 10100 The indices were led by metal, realty, Consumer durable, healthcare and banking stocks were trading in red falling by 1.42 percent. The Benchmark BSE Sensex opened 112 points lower and continued to dip on Tuesday. Overall market sentiment remained weak after the RBI data released after market hours on Friday showed current account deficit (CAD) rose to 2 per cent of the GDP at United Stat... [Full Article...]

Orbitz travel website may have been hacked

Orbitz travel website may have been hacked On the Orbitz consumer platform data, the company said, the attacker may have accessed personal information that was submitted for certain purchases made between January 1 and June 22, 2016. Customers with questions can call Orbitz at 1-855-828-3959 (or 1-512-201-2214 if you live outside of the US) or visit this site for more information. [Full Article...]

Uber, Careem Ride-Hailing Services Might be Banned in Egypt

Uber, Careem Ride-Hailing Services Might be Banned in Egypt Egypt's administrative court issued a ruling on Tuesday stopping the operations of Uber and Careem, state media reported, although both ride-sharing apps said their services were not suspended. The two companies have been steadily expanding their services in the Arab world's most populous nation. Uber arrived in Cairo and Giza in November 2014, and began operations in Alexandria a year later. [Full Article...]

Princeton Police Surround Armed Man, Possible Hostage at Panera, University on Lockdown

Princeton Police Surround Armed Man, Possible Hostage at Panera, University on Lockdown Classes are not in session at the school, as it is now Spring Break. A gunman who took refuge in a Panera Bread restaurant near the campus of Princeton University is dead in an apparent police-involved shooting, authorities say. Police asked the man to allow an officer to enter to negotiate with him. As a precaution, two campus buildings - the Henry House and Scheide Caldwell House - were evac... [Full Article...]


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