Featured Stock to Focus: United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL)

The Stock has Weekly volatility of 3.12% and monthly volatility of 2.72%. Finally, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund raised its position in United Continental Holdings by 302.9% in the second quarter. United Continental Holding... More..

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United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers

In the immediate wake of the incident, United's shares dipped roughly 4 percent, eroding almost $1 billion in the company's market value. Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was one of four passengers picked to b...More..

US housing starts fell in March; still stronger than in 2016
by | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

US housing starts fell in March; still stronger than in 2016

The Commerce Department says housing starts fell 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million. The setback came after strong gains in a warmer-than-usual February. Construction ...More..

Arconic CEO Klaus Kleinfeld steps down
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Arconic CEO Klaus Kleinfeld steps down

An Arconic spokeswoman declined to say what was in the letter. Elliot Management holds a 13.2% stake in the lightweight metals manufacturer. Arconic also said its board reaffirmed the strategy developed b...More..

Snapchat denies claim CEO did not want to expand into 'poor India'
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Snapchat denies claim CEO did not want to expand into 'poor India'

An official statement said Snapchat is thankful for the Indian community and the reports are "ridiculous". Run an early-stage company? "First of all, I didn't even want to give any freakin' star to this a...More..

Post office expects busy Tuesday with extended tax filing deadline
by | Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Post office expects busy Tuesday with extended tax filing deadline

As Weatherl explains, they can file an extension - but that's "an extension of time to file your taxes , but not an extension of time to pay your taxes ". If you are a small business owner, you may be ab...More..

Spanish gunship in illegal incursion into United Kingdom waters off Gibraltar
by | Sunday, April 16, 2017

Spanish gunship in illegal incursion into United Kingdom waters off Gibraltar

Spain has made several attempts to regain sovereignty over Gibraltar during the last century but has never been successful. Many expect the divorce to be a painful one, and Britain's waning influence in Europe ...More..

Trump To Nominate Export-Import Bank Opponent To Head Export-Import Bank
by | Sunday, April 16, 2017

Trump To Nominate Export-Import Bank Opponent To Head Export-Import Bank

But this week Trump announced he'd changed his mind, telling The Wall Street Journal in an interview that he now supports it. "I think it's unnecessary", he told Bloomberg in August 2015. The bank helps U...More..

Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses

He suffered a concussion, a broken nose and two missing teeth when security officers forced him off the plane against his will, banging his head on armrests in the process, according to his lawyer. In a stateme...More..

by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

O'Reilly book offers tips on how to treat women

Despite the renewed attention on O'Reilly's sexual misconduct and corporations doing their best to distance themselves from the bloviating host, ratings for "The O'Reilly Factor" were up this past week. "If a n...More..

The Fed raised interest rates. Why are mortgages getting cheaper?
by | Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Fed raised interest rates. Why are mortgages getting cheaper?

Homebuyers sitting on the sidelines may want to think about getting in the game, with US mortgage rates falling for the fourth week in a row and reaching a new low for the year. That's clearly much higher tha...More..

EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over'
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over'

The easiest way for power producers to meet the CPP goal would be to reduce coal burning because of the mineral's high carbon content. It was here in Appalachian coal country, at North America's largest prod...More..

by | Friday, April 14, 2017

Wells Fargo Board faults aggressive culture in sales scandal

The report says all this starts with the corporate culture and an oft repeated mantra "run it like you own it". These include an investigation by The Times in December 2013, and a lawsuit filed by Los Angeles C...More..

David Dao, United Passenger Dragged Off Flight, Needs Reconstructive Surgery: Lawyer
by | Friday, April 14, 2017

David Dao, United Passenger Dragged Off Flight, Needs Reconstructive Surgery: Lawyer

John Slater, a United vice president, said bumping passengers to accommodate airline employees happens infrequently, and that federal guidelines requiring rest for crew members made it necessary to get the empl...More..

Uber's PR head resigns amid tumultuous time for company
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Uber's PR head resigns amid tumultuous time for company

Citing sources close to Uber, Recode reports that there have been tensions between Kalanick and Whetstone with some investors blaming Uber's recent troubles on bad press. Though both Whetstone and Uber are pa...More..

Axovant Sciences (AXON) Shows Strength: Stock Jumps 9.2%
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Axovant Sciences (AXON) Shows Strength: Stock Jumps 9.2%

On a consensus basis, analysts have given a recommendation of 2.10 on company shares. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $5 a share. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, tradi...More..

by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wayne Rooney out of Manchester United tie in Europa League

The reports also claim Mourinho has expressed interest in Kroos' Real team-mate Casemiro, but the European champions are unwilling to negotiate due to the premium on defensive midfielders right now. "We are try...More..

Malala named youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Malala named youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace

The 19-year-old, who has dedicated most of her life as a global education activist, will focus her work as a Messenger of Peace in girls' education. "The messenger of peace award will give her a moral mandate a...More..

Wall Street's 'Charging Bull' artist challenges 'Fearless Girl' sculpture
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wall Street's 'Charging Bull' artist challenges 'Fearless Girl' sculpture

The Italian-born sculptor created the mammoth bronze bull as a symbol of America's financial resilience after a turbulent end to Wall Street's "greed is good" decade. While the statue has garnered favorable w...More..

SC disallows compensatory rate to Tata Power and Adani Power
by | Thursday, April 13, 2017

SC disallows compensatory rate to Tata Power and Adani Power

In accordance with the directions of the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (Aptel) and the SC, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) computed the relief for the two companies in a December 2016 o...More..

Huge fire destroys France's Grande-Synthe migrant camp
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Huge fire destroys France's Grande-Synthe migrant camp

Last week, migrants from Grande-Synthe had tried to block the nearby highway with tree trunks and branches to try and stop the traffic and clamber onto the trucks and cars in the hope of reaching the UK. A larg...More..

Breitbart backs off Jared Kushner criticism after he personally complained to Trump
by | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Breitbart backs off Jared Kushner criticism after he personally complained to Trump

Bannon, the White House chief strategist and former Breitbart boss, has clashed with Trump's son-in-law. But speaking to Business Insider after the story's publication, a Breitbart spokesperson said it ...More..

LeEco, Vizio Scuttle Proposed Merger
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

LeEco, Vizio Scuttle Proposed Merger

LeEco , the holding group for businesses controlled by billionaire Jia Yueting that span electric cars and media to smartphones and TVs, had announced the agreement to acquire Irvine, California-based Vizio l...More..

Wells claws back $75 million from top execs in sales scandal
by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wells claws back $75 million from top execs in sales scandal

Wells Fargo had agreed September 8 to pay a combined $ 185 million in fines to resolve regulatory complaints about 1.5 million potentially fraudulent customer checking and 623,000 credit-card accounts. An inv...More..

by | Tuesday, April 11, 2017

NDA allies to attend PM Narendra Modi's grand dinner tonight

It has formed state governments in the key states of Manipur, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Goa. PDP leader and Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti could not attend the meeting and a representative d...More..

North Korean ballistic missile launch condemned by UN Security Council
by | Monday, April 10, 2017

North Korean ballistic missile launch condemned by UN Security Council

General Lori Robinson told lawmakers she was " extremely confident " of U.S. capability to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) bound for America, should North Korean leader Kim Jong Un succee...More..

US, Mexico and Canada set to bid for 2026 World Cup
by | Monday, April 10, 2017

US, Mexico and Canada set to bid for 2026 World Cup

Speaking before Saturday's annual Concacaf congress in the Caribbean island of Aruba, Montagliani contrasted the prospect of the countries' cooperating on a World Cup with the division represented by the wall a...More..

Dalai Lama lashes out at China
by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Dalai Lama lashes out at China

China's leadership insists it has the authority to appoint the Dalai Lama's successor after his death. On Saturday, he said the people of China were being "fooled". This will be the Dalai Lama's first visit t...More..

by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Lewis Hamilton dominates to win Chinese Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari

While Mercedes successfully navigated the early safety auto periods, Vettel's race suffered from them. It a grand prix with intense racing at the front - if not much passing - as Hamilton led the way with Max...More..

by | Monday, April 10, 2017

Delta tries to 'normalize' as flight cancellations continue

Thunderstorms have caused Delta to cancel nearly 3,000 flights over the past five days with 1,500 cancellations affecting the world's busiest airport. Spring-breakers packing planes compounded an already diff...More..

UP waives farm loans worth Rs. 36000 cr
by | Sunday, April 09, 2017

UP waives farm loans worth Rs. 36000 cr

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his election campaign in the state, had promised that loan waiver for farmers would be done in the first Cabinet meeting if the BJP came to power. Along with this Rs 5630 cr...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

California Lifts Drought State of Emergency

The drought had a significant impact on groundwater supplies in Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne counties, and the state of emergency will remain in effect in those areas. "We are blessed with a lot more ra...More..

49ers cornerback Brock arrested in domestic violence case
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

49ers cornerback Brock arrested in domestic violence case

He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail and released early Friday afternoon. The most recent known arrest came in September 2016 when fullback-turned-tight end Bruce Miller was arrested for as...More..

Boeing inks deal with Iranian airline
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

Boeing inks deal with Iranian airline

Aseman is owned by Iran's civil service pension fund and operates as a private company. Aseman is the Iran's third largest airline behind Mahan Air and flag carrier Iran Air. "Trump campaigned on gettin...More..

7-Eleven operator to buy US stores from Sunoco for $3.3 billion
by | Friday, April 07, 2017

7-Eleven operator to buy US stores from Sunoco for $3.3 billion

According to a release, 7-Eleven will be paying $3.3 billion in cash plus fuel, merchandise and other inventories for the stores. Most recently, 7-Eleven Inc acquired 79 stores in California and Wyoming from CS...More..