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Mobile and Sprint could agree on merger deal in October

Mobile and Sprint could agree on merger deal in October T-Mobile US and Sprint Corp are close to agreeing on merger terms by the end of October. Revenues would top $70 billion and, say analysts, there would be massive scope to cut costs. It remains to be seen how a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint will be seen by U.S. authorities. The government's decision to block Sprint from acquiring T-Mobile helped keep that competition intact, something ... [Full Article...]

Fed asset-shrinking to start next month; rate hike seen in '17

Fed asset-shrinking to start next month; rate hike seen in '17 Ms Yellen said that, if they do, "it would require an adjustment of monetary policy ". Trump has praised Yellen's work leading the Fed since he took office and said he was considering asking her to serve as chairwoman again. Their projections remained the same as in June for the unemployment rate, which is forecast to be at 4.3 percent by the end of the year, and inflation, which is expected to... [Full Article...]

Furious RyanAir Pilot Calls LBC To Reveal All About Working Conditions

Furious RyanAir Pilot Calls LBC To Reveal All About Working Conditions He said that pay for pilots at some of the airline's largest bases "may be a bit on the low side". All affected passengers received an email notice on Monday September 18, advising them of their alternative options. He also said he was considering forcing pilots to change their holiday plans and said any pilot who failed to show up for work as a form of industrial action would be frozen out of... [Full Article...]

USA close: Stocks mixed as investors look towards FOMC

USA close: Stocks mixed as investors look towards FOMC Shares of the major banks, including Bank of America , Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, rose more than 1 percent, helped by rising bond yields. The Dow Jones Industrial Average . "You just had that little momentum spurt after it went through 2,500 but it is kind of running out of steam and is going to bide its time until Wednesday, when they listen to Janet" said Ken Polcari, director of the NYS... [Full Article...]

Corporate America still using Equifax-like software even after hack

Corporate America still using Equifax-like software even after hack The tale began on July 29, when the company's security team detected suspicious network traffic associated with the software that ran its USA online-dispute portal. Equifax said in a statement this week that the March hack was unrelated to the May hack, but one source believes that both hacks were perpetrated by the same intruders. [Full Article...]

Gold prices pause losing skid as Fed signals awaited

Gold prices pause losing skid as Fed signals awaited The Fed "not blinking on the December rate hike is supportive for the USA dollar, given market doubts", said Shaun Osborne, chief foreign-exchange strategist at Scotia Bank in Toronto. The dollar added 0.2 against its Japanese counterpart to 111.81, its highest since late July. In his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump said "the United States has great... [Full Article...]

'Death Wish' cold brew coffee can really kill you

'Death Wish' cold brew coffee can really kill you We can only get better. "In short, it looks like our process wasn't flawless and we're excited to revisit it with guidance from some of the most meticulous scientists in the world", wrote Mike Brown, the company's founder and owner. No illnesses have been reported to date. The toxin can cause "general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing". [Full Article...]

AIA expands in Australasia with $3bn cash acquisition

AIA expands in Australasia with $3bn cash acquisition Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has said it may sell its life insurance and wealth divisions, while Westpac Banking Corp also has started exploring a possible life insurance sale, according to reports in the Australian media. AIA is also among shortlisted bidders for Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.'s wealth unit, people familiar with the matter said in July. Together, they have ... [Full Article...]

Rates unchanged - but stay alert

Rates unchanged - but stay alert The central bank will begin to deflate its enormous balance sheet, a strong record amount of 4500 billion of assets ( Treasury bills and securities supported by mortgage loans), ceasing to reinvest in securities that mature. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.1 percent to 20,310.46 and South Korea's Kospi edged down 0.2 percent to 2,412.20. Five of the 11 major S&P sectors were lower, with... [Full Article...]

The Fed boosts its outlook for the United States economy, cuts inflation expectations

He said that the BoJ will "patiently continue accommodative policy to achieve 2% inflation", repeating the what was already said in the statement, that "we will take further monetary easing steps if necessary". Why did bond markets fall after the Fed's latest statement? The key question is whether the committee's expectations for the federal funds rate have declined in light of the surprising d... [Full Article...]

Spot Gold Pauses On Fed Day

Spot Gold Pauses On Fed Day The yield fell to 2.016 percent on September 8, the lowest level since November 10, 2016. " The Fed is continuing to confirm the narrative that the lack of inflation has been somewhat transitory and expect inflation to pick up", said Emily Roland, head of investment research at John Hancock Investments in Boston. [Full Article...]

Moto X4 to launch in India on October 3, Motorola confirms

Moto X4 to launch in India on October 3, Motorola confirms The regular Moto X4 without any bells and whistles attached will also be sold in the United States, but dates and cost are unknown as of now. The Moto X4 Android One version comes with 5.2 inches full HD LTPS IPS display with 1080×1920 pixels with 424ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. [Full Article...]

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower After Fed Statement

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower After Fed Statement Investors do not expect the central bank to increase interest rates as an outcome of the two-day meeting but will closely watch Fed Chair Janet Yellen 's views on inflation , which remains stuck below the Fed's 2-percent target rate. "And it's at risk because of lower economic numbers, higher interest rates and earnings that, on an individual-company basis, could disappoint if they were impac... [Full Article...]

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) Quarterly Analysis

Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) Quarterly Analysis The LSE listed company saw a recent bid of $783.50 and 312382 shares have traded hands in the session. It has outperformed by 37.03% the S&P500. This has been disclosed in an analyst note on 20 September. After $0.70 actual EPS reported by GlaxoSmithKline plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 18.57% EPS growth. Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.20 on this stock (A ... [Full Article...]

Gold slides below closely watched $1300 after Fed's rate-hike hint

At the same time, the typically temporary nature of disaster-related economic slowdowns means the markets needn't fret that the economy and the rate outlook have drifted off course; they are merely delayed, not derailed. Current Fed policy requires the central bank to reinvest the proceeds from maturing bonds. " Inflation on a 12-month basis is expected to remain somewhat below 2 percent in... [Full Article...]

United States stocks inch higher after Fed policy decisions

While some investors said the Fed's tone was more hawkish than expected others were happy Fed Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her stance that balance sheet reduction would be data dependent. The weakness among oil service stocks comes amid a modest decrease by the price of crude oil, with crude for November delivery slipping $0.12 to $50.57 a barrel. [Full Article...]

Padmavati first look: Deepika looks intensely lovely in regal avatar

Padmavati first look: Deepika looks intensely lovely in regal avatar On this occasion two posters have been released by the production team. The movie is undoubtedly the most awaited one of the year. In this Royal look, Deepika decked up with jewelry all over on her ethnic attire. According to the sources, Jim Sarbh of Neerja is playing Ranveer Singh's love interest in the film. Padmavati first look is released stating that she is a goddess queen. [Full Article...]

World's richest woman is dead

World's richest woman is dead The complex legal case involved a bitter feud with her only daughter, Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, as well as unscrupulous friends, and even dragged in former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Bettencourt's name has been involved in a politico-financial scandal known in France as the "Bettencourt Affair" , which has wound its way through French courts and newspapers for years. [Full Article...]

Tesla might have a new partner to develop self-driving vehicle 'brains'

Tesla might have a new partner to develop self-driving vehicle 'brains' CNBC reported Tesla has received samples of the processor chip and is now running tests on it, according to sources. Already, Tesla vehicles feature Autopilot, a driver assist feature which helps with parking and braking. Mobileye had supplied the hardware for Tesla's first-generation Autopilot technology, but the two companies went their separate ways after a Tesla customer died in a crash ... [Full Article...]

The Cohen Lawrence B Has $919000 Position in FedEx Co. (FDX)

Its share price has risen 1.96% in three months and is up 1.26% for the last five trades. Robert Baird has a Buy rating with a $235 price target. Finally, Vetr lowered shares of FedEx Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating and set a $206.26 price objective on the stock.in a research note on Monday, June 26th. [Full Article...]


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