Angela Merkel expects Brexit talks to begin 'within days'

Ireland's prime minister-elect Leo Varadkar said the election result was an opportunity for Ireland. Frustrated by a year of British foot-dragging and faced by more uncertainty in the aftermath of the country's general election, the European Union ... More..

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Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room
by | Friday, June 09, 2017

Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

The HomePod will work with HomeKit as well, which is Apple's smart home platform. "As the iPhone reaches a point of near saturation in mature markets and replacement rates continue to slow, Apple m...More..

Canada FM says Canada must do more as U.S. leadership wanes
by | Thursday, June 08, 2017

Canada FM says Canada must do more as U.S. leadership wanes

Wednesday's defence policy review is expected to lay out the military's priorities for future overseas deployments, and outline Ottawa's 20-year plan for spending billions of dollars to upgrade warships and f...More..

Trump group brings three hotels to Mississippi
by | Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Trump group brings three hotels to Mississippi

The president's son says inspiration for the chain came from traveling through America during his father's presidential campaign. On the same day, the Trump Organization announced that the first property of i...More..

by | Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Oil subdued as rising USA output undermines Opec effort to cut supply

U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris agreement, the landmark 2015 global pact to fight climate change, drew condemnation from Washington's allies and many in the energy industry - and s...More..

by | Monday, June 05, 2017

$3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline begins service

It is capable of carrying 570,000 barrels of oil per day and is now transporting 520,000 per day. The pipeline is a joint venture with Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum and Houston-based Enbridge Energy Partners ...More..

OPEC: when meeting expectations are simply not enough
by | Sunday, June 04, 2017

OPEC: when meeting expectations are simply not enough

Global oil prices dropped 5 percent despite the extended oil production cut from oil producing countries which is scheduled to last for nine months. Clawing back some of Thursday's losses, Brent crude fut...More..

How major US stock market indexes fared on Thursday
by | Saturday, June 03, 2017

How major US stock market indexes fared on Thursday

The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,246.83 for a gain of 48.31 points or 0.78%. USA initial jobless jumped 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 248,000 for the week ended May 27, the Labor Department said on Thursd...More..

by | Saturday, June 03, 2017

US employers add modest 138K jobs; rate dips to 4.3 percent

Despite the slower job growth , the historically low jobless rate might give the Federal Reserve the leeway to increase interest rates . "If the participation rate just stabilizes from here for a time, then...More..

by | Friday, June 02, 2017

Vitec Group plc (VTC) PT Raised to GBX 1100 at Peel Hunt

The 52 week high share price is 799.5 GBX while the year low stock price is now 534.5 GBX. A number of other analysts have also weighed in on the stock. St. James's Place plc ( LON:STJ ) opened at 1166.00 on ...More..

by | Friday, June 02, 2017

Public gets look at world's largest airplane for first time

The plane will be larger than Howard Hughes' 1947 H-4 Hercules, known as the "Spruce Goose," and the Antonov An-225, a Soviet-era cargo plane originally built to transport the Buran space shuttle that was the...More..

by | Friday, June 02, 2017

Waiver Signed: Donald Trump Delays Moving Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Trump waited until the last minute Wednesday to sign the presidential waiver allowing the embassy to remain in Tel Aviv despite a congressional mandate that it be moved. Under pressure from Arab leaders and o...More..

by | Friday, June 02, 2017

3 ways Trump could dump Paris climate agreement

President Donald Trump is due to announce later on Thursday if he will quit the global climate deal. The US administration under Trump - who once called climate change a "hoax" - has resisted intense ...More..

Lithium battery fire forces SFO-bound flight to make emergency landing
by | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Lithium battery fire forces SFO-bound flight to make emergency landing

A laptop fire forced an emergency stop for JetBlue flight number 915 Tuesday, The Associated Press reports. In March, the Department of Homeland Security banned large electronics on US bound flights from ei...More..

by | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week

Shares of Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) traded down 0.25% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 202.70. It has outperformed by 56.14% the S&P500. While considering growth estimates of the company, it has n...More..

by | Tuesday, May 30, 2017

China hit with first credit rating downgrade in over 25 years

Moody's said China's financial strength was likely to erode as growth slows and debt rises further. Moody's also claimed that increases in China's local government financing platforms and debt owed by SOEs ...More..

Oil, USD: Where To Target Oil & EUR/USD After OPEC Supply Cut - Danske
by | Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Oil, USD: Where To Target Oil & EUR/USD After OPEC Supply Cut - Danske

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate futures were trading down 0.3% at $49.65 a barrel. Total volume was about 76 percent below the 100-day average due to public holidays in the US and...More..

John Wood Group PLC (WG) Price Target Cut to GBX 850
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

John Wood Group PLC (WG) Price Target Cut to GBX 850

It has outperformed by 18.26% the S&P500. Goldman Sachs has "Neutral" rating and $44 target. Therefore 91% are positive. Shares of Hansteen Holdings plc (LON:HSTN) have earned an average rating of "Hold" from...More..

For the first time ever, a lot of people are watching MSNBC
by | Sunday, May 28, 2017

For the first time ever, a lot of people are watching MSNBC

In total viewers, MSNBC's 2.44 million edged Fox News' 2.41 million. The hits just kept on coming last week - and viewers just kept on tuning into MSNBC . Or is this simply an extended blip that's drawing...More..

Snap posts big 1Q loss, higher revenue, misses expectations
by | Saturday, May 27, 2017

Snap posts big 1Q loss, higher revenue, misses expectations

Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co predicted 173 million, according to Reuters . Facebook previously announced that Instagram's Snapchat Stories clone is being used by more than 200 million people every day. Me...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Oil drops after OPEC-led output cut extension falls below expectations

That time, OPEC agreed to slash the output by 1.2 million barrels per day from January 1, while non-OPEC oil producers such as Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brunei, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman,...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

ITV plc (ITV) Earns "Equal weight" Rating from Barclays PLC

When narrowing in on the Value Composite score for Purplebricks Group PLC (AIM:PURP), we notice that the stock has a rank of 84. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, October 5 by Shore Capital. Narrowing ...More..

OPEC, non-OPEC hold informal talks to nail new oil cuts
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

OPEC, non-OPEC hold informal talks to nail new oil cuts

OPEC is nearing the end of a six-month agreement to cut its collective production (along with 11 other non-member petrostates) to try and cut away at the global glut of crude and kick off a price rebound, bu...More..

Branstad-Reynolds transition of power
by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Branstad-Reynolds transition of power

The 70-year-old Branstad is the longest-serving governor in US history. Just before Reynolds stepped in, Branstad stepped out. Reynolds, who was sworn in Wednesday as Iowa's 43rd governor, is expected to ru...More..

by | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Clarence Thomas breaks with conservatives to rule against racial gerrymandering

The state argued that it relied on partisan affiliation, not race, in drawing the district lines. Members of North Carolina student chapters of the NAACP protest the state's voter ID law in 2013, which ...More..

New Home Sales Decreased in April
by | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New Home Sales Decreased in April

Sales for the first three months of 2017 were revised sharply higher. Employers added a solid 211,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate is at a decade-low 4.4 percent. But last month's sales were still...More..

Senate confirms Branstad as new US ambassador to China
by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Senate confirms Branstad as new US ambassador to China

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will take up the role of governor following Branstad's exit. Corning didn't mention her role as lieutenant governor in the obituary she wrote, the Des Moines Register reported. The pos...More..

by | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

European markets watch Greek debt relief talks

To ensure the new bailout funds, the Greek parliament approved pension cuts and tax hikes last Thursday. European finance ministers will gather again then to formally sign off on the payout after failing Mo...More..

North Korea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure
by | Monday, May 22, 2017

North Korea vows to strengthen nukes as US increases pressure

Moon met Matt Pottinger, overseeing Asian affairs at the US National Security Council, on Tuesday and said he hoped to continue to have "sufficient, close discussions" between Seoul and Washington, the Blue Hou...More..

Attorneys say 8-year-old Ohio boy was bullied before killing himself
by | Monday, May 22, 2017

Attorneys say 8-year-old Ohio boy was bullied before killing himself

The boy killed himself at his Cincinnati home January 26. Cincinnati lawyer Jennifer Branch , who represents Taye's mother, said on Thursday that nobody at the school told Taye's family what happened. He...More..

Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour slashes Tory general election lead
by | Monday, May 22, 2017

Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour slashes Tory general election lead

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday (16/5/17) launched the Labour Election Manifesto for 2017 detailing plans to renationalise public services, increase NHS funding and scrap tuition fees for students...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

Residents of the park were to be allowed to enter the site to look for their belongings around noon Wednesday, officials said early Wednesday. Trees were flattened or splintered and dozens of homes were destroy...More..

Breaking up big banks would be 'huge mistake,' Mnuchin says
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Breaking up big banks would be 'huge mistake,' Mnuchin says

Senator Mark Warner, a member of the banking panel and senior Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, said he will withhold support for the nominee for Treasury's under secretary of terrorism and financial in...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging': British minister

In a statement , Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reassured people that "there was no data loss" and "will continue to do all we can to protect our systems for the future". Cyber criminals released a v...More..

Video Shows Moment Zuckerberg Got Into Harvard
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Video Shows Moment Zuckerberg Got Into Harvard

Mark posted the video because he's about to go back to Harvard to give the commencement address and accept an honorary degree. This week, ahead of his return to Harvard to finally nab that degree and inspir...More..