Economy

Economy Trade deficit drops sharply in February
Author: 0 Trade deficit drops sharply in February

On Friday, Trump sought to push his crusade for fair trade and more manufacturing jobs back to the top of his agenda by ordering a study into the causes of US trade deficits and a clampdown on import duty evasion. Imports of goods and services fell 1.8% to $236.4 billion amid declines in imports of mobile phones and motor vehicles. Canadian government bond prices were slightly higher across the yield curve, with the two-year up 1 cent to yield 0.721 per cent and the 10-year rising 13 cents ...

Author: 0 Australia, NZ dollars dented by RBA caution, dovish comments

Of the 21 economists surveyed, just one is tipping a hike before year end, while 14 see the cash rate staying on hold through 2017. Housing dominated the RBA's concerns, as soaring house prices and rising household debt pose a big threat to financial stability.

Economy Ralph Lauren to shut down Fifth Avenue Polo store
Author: 0 Ralph Lauren to shut down Fifth Avenue Polo store

Don't cry too much 'Lo heads, this Fifth Avenue store is not the Polo Mansion on Madison Ave, so breathe easy. The shares had already slid 9.9 percent this year through Monday's close. People pass the Polo Ralph Lauren store on Fifth Avenue, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in NY. "The Polo brand remains strong, and we expect it to further strengthen as we continue to evolve the Polo product and marketing", CFO Jane Nielsen said in a statement.

Economy Trump signs 2 executive orders aimed at trade abuse
Author: 0 Trump signs 2 executive orders aimed at trade abuse

In its 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers, released earlier Friday, the USTR criticized the two countries over trade practices and market access barriers. The officials will also review the effects on the deficits of free trade agreements that have failed to produce the benefits that were forecast, Ross said in a briefing previewing the order.

Economy Hollande calls on constructive Brexit talks
Author: 0 Hollande calls on constructive Brexit talks

It comes after German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to allow the two agreements being bashed out at the same time. He added: "Our partners are wise and decent partners and this is why I'm absolutely sure that no-one is interested in using security co-operation as a bargaining chip".

Author: 0 'Totally' possible for U.S. to address North Korea threat alone - FT

Still, he said the United States could "totally" handle the situation in North Korea without China's help. Also, Friday, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned North Korea-based Paeksol Trading Corporation for selling, supplying, transferring or purchasing coal from North Korea, where the revenue may have benefited the government of North Korea or the Workers' Party of Korea, the agency said.

Author: 0 U.S. stocks close lower but post strong first-quarter gains

The Dow slid 65.27 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 20,663.22. The Nasdaq composite index gained 4 points to 5,918. ACQUISITION AGREEMENT: TRC vaulted 45.6 percent after the engineering and consulting services company agreed to be bought by a unit of the investment firm New Mountain Capital for $17.55 a share, or $365.5 million.

Economy Rain, rain won't go away until after mid-day Saturday
Author: 0 Rain, rain won't go away until after mid-day Saturday

Precipitation in most valley locations will start out as rain or a mix of rain and snow during the day Friday . The third in a series of four storms will impact the state through Sunday . Luckily, no major traffic accidents were reported on Saturday morning. Glens Falls was expecting to see as many as seven inches when the storm finally ends on Saturday , according to the weather service.

Economy AT&T wins contract to build first-responder network FirstNet
Author: 0 AT&T wins contract to build first-responder network FirstNet

The notion of a PSBN remained just that - a notion. The idea was born out of the 9/11 Commission, and it is the only of the bipartisan report's recommendations yet to be implemented. First responders at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, experienced a large number of difficulties with communications, mostly due to them all using different equipment on different networks, leading to compatibility issues.

Economy EU gives Spain power to veto any Brexit deal that involves Gibraltar
Author: 0 EU gives Spain power to veto any Brexit deal that involves Gibraltar

But it is likely to face a fierce backlash from London, which has pledged to stand by the tiny rocky overseas territory on the southern tip of Spain that was ceded to Britain in 1713. Spain's conservative government, which has been particularly vocal about getting Gibraltar back, welcomed the latest development. "Ministers should listen to the first minister of Gibraltar , who this week said that Gibraltar should be no bargaining chip in, pawn in or victim of Brexit", Labour lawmaker ...

Economy President Trump Slams Freedom Caucus
Author: 0 President Trump Slams Freedom Caucus

In his opening bid to restart talks on healthcare reform, President Trump went for the tongue-in-cheek approach with a bipartisan group of senators. Trump's message wasn't subtle - nor was it random. But he's since criticized the Freedom Caucus for its resistance. The president made opioid abuse a major part of his campaign - particularly in New Hampshire, where more than 400 people died from opioids in 2016.

Economy Tax, fee hike would fund $52 billion plan to fix roads
Author: 0 Tax, fee hike would fund $52 billion plan to fix roads

But Rendon said the estimated $10 a month most Californians would pay in higher fees and taxes is less than the estimated $720 a year drivers pay to fix road damage to their cars. President Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, said they intend to bring the package to a vote in both houses by April 6. "Negotiated behind closed doors, this is the largest gas tax increase in the state's history", said state Sen.

Author: 0 Oil falls amid surging USA supplies, concern about Opec accord

But the drop in the price of oil may be more a factor of the new math of the crude market, and less about a signal where the economy is headed. Benchmark Brent crude futures were down 60 cents at US$51.16 a barrel. Production by all Opec members, including cut-exempted Nigeria and Libya, fell to 31.95 million bpd. Analysts expect United States production to continue to increase.

Author: 0 Comcast Looks To Rebrand And Expand Streaming Service

It will include major broadcast networks as well as sports channels like ESPN and Spanish language channels such as Telemundo and Univision. According to reports, this service will cost between $15 to $40 a month. Is Comcast breaking net neutrality rules? Back in 2015 under the Stream name, a Comcast representative commented that the service is delivered over the company's "managed network", which essentially means that it will not count towards a Comcast subscriber's monthly ...

Economy Get a Cadbury Easter egg for FREE by doing THIS nifty trick
Author: 0 Get a Cadbury Easter egg for FREE by doing THIS nifty trick

More than 10,000 candy-filled plastic eggs will be scattered for the hunt by 20 Key Club volunteers from Wichita Falls, Rider and Hirschi high schools. Parents are invited to bring their own cameras for photographs. From 10 am until noon. There will be three separate egg hunts throughout the day, divided up by age group.

Author: 0 YouTube Loses Major Advertisers Over Offensive Videos

The internet giant's core business of serving up advertising along with online search results appeared to be safe from the boycott, motivated by companies seeking assurances that their marketing messages won't be displayed along with hateful or outright terrorist content, particularly videos on Google-operated YouTube .

Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr's response to the London attack is causing outrage

Reportedly, the assailant left the auto prior to stabbing an officer to death before being shot by other armed officers protecting the parliamentary estate. In the same statement, Khan pushed focus onto citizens claiming that they need to remain vigilant to combat the issue of terrorism in the city. "Is this helpful @ DonaldJTrumpJr? ".

Economy The 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World in 2017
Author: 0 The 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World in 2017

Four out of the top five on the list are Asian cities - Hong Kong came in second, Tokyo at fourth place, and Osaka at fifth - while Zurich ranked third, followed by Seoul in sixth place, Geneva and Paris tied at seventh spot, NY at ninth and Copenhagen rounding up the top ten.

Author: 0 Brazil meat packers accused of exporting rotten beef

President Temer sat down on Sunday night with a host of ambassadors to enjoy a churrascaria , serving prime cuts of beef on giant skewers, in the capital Brasilia. However, Francisco Turra, head of Brazilian beef producers association ABPA, told a separate news conference that the scandal had put the entire sector in jeopardy and "destroyed" a hard-fought image of quality products.

Author: 0 Russian Federation claims: United States intelligence chiefs to give evidence

Comey has previously refused to confirm or deny the existence of any investigation exploring possible connections between Trump associates and Russian Federation, as the Bureau does not publicly discuss its work. The Senate Intelligence Committee has announced a public hearing for March 30. Much of what the public already does or does not know comes from press reporting on the election and Trump's administration, which led to many questions during the hearing over leaks from government ...

Economy Canada-wide warrant to be issued for man accused of killing stepson
Author: 0 Canada-wide warrant to be issued for man accused of killing stepson

Kuijer to call 911". Police said Saturday the woman is in stable condition. Gavin also said this case has been a hard one for police to deal with. Phil Gavin said Kuijer is considered armed and unsafe. "A situation like this, it impacts the community, it impacts the family", he said. "I said to him, 'Well let's go inside and talk about arrangements for our kids.' We have three kids", Dumas said in an interview with The Standard.

Economy Dollar briefly dives below ¥113 on Fed rate forecasts
Author: 0 Dollar briefly dives below ¥113 on Fed rate forecasts

Gold prices held steady on Wednesday ahead of the outcome of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting, with the US central bank widely expected to raise interest rates. The number of workers filing for state unemployment benefits declined 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 241,000 in the week ended March 11, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Author: 0 Tesla to raise about $1.15bn in stock, notes

Tesla TSLA, +0.66% said it sold 1.3 million shares at $262 to raise $250 million, and $850 million through the notes, due in 2022. Tesla has secured a $1 billion (around Rs 6,317 crore) cash injection ahead of production of the Tesla Model 3, which will start in July.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9