Economy

Branstad confirmed as ambassador to China

Importantly, Governor Branstad also knows China and its leaders well. Branstad noted that he and Xi have been friends since their first meeting in April of 19...


OPEC crude production rises in April - IEA

The main reason why oil prices remain low is that supply outstrips demand. The world's oil stockpiles increased only slightly in the first quarter and are set...


Westpac has worked out how much the bank levy will cost shareholders

Westpac expects to take a $260 million annual cost hit as a result of the government's bank levy, the lender told investors on Monday. No company can simply "a...


Aussie coach sees highs and lows in sevens campaign

Two new caps have been named in the All Blacks Sevens team for the final tournament in the rugby sevens world series in London this weekend. The last quarte...


U.S. ambassador David Friedman arrives in Israel

Israeli officials reacted angrily to recent reports in local media that representatives of the U.S. consulate had suggested the Western Wall in occupied East ...


Jeffco board unanimously approves three-year contract for new superintendent

PHOENIXVILLE Despite some school officials saying they thought there was still some work to do, it appears property owners in the Phoenixville Area School Distr...


Disney's unreleased film claimed to be held for ransom by hackers

While the affected movie hasn't been announced, Disney's upcoming big-budget films include "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and " Cars 3 ". ...


Elon Musk posts video of 'electric sled' for tunnel travel

After months of social media musing on tunneling to escape traffic congestion in metropolitan Los Angeles, Musk is moving ahead with test boring in a Hawthorn...


Puerto Rico Moves Toward Record-Breaking Bankruptcy

The signs read in Spanish, left, "Respect our dignified coexistence or expect resistance", and "For my children, for my grandchildren, I protest". Economist G...


Rajnath Singh calls for 'SAMADHAN' strategy to battle naxalism

He also told reporters: "The whole country is agitated over the martyrdom of 25 CRPF [Central Reserve Police Force] personnel in Sukma". "Today we need to con...


China's exports remain resilient as global demand recover

While China's economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter, policymakers have moved to reduce financial risks in the economy and stamp out speculative...


Tyson Fury: I'll beat Joshua with one arm tied behind my back

Eddie Hearn, Joshua's promoter, then downplayed any suggestion that the bout would take place any time soon. Among the final words came from a surprise source...


Narendra Modi is India's brand ambassador, not Patanjali's: Ramdev

Their sales, claim Ramdev, stood at Rs 1,467 crore, Rs 940 crore, Rs 825 core and Rs 574 crore , respectively, in the last fiscal. "Dankanti has now 14 perce...


Google coughs up 306 million euros in Italy tax settlement

A Google spokesman said the deal "resolved without disputes investigations relating to the period between 2002 and 2015". Google worked out a similar deal...


National Day of Prayer is Thursday

Anderson's church in Black Forest will join the observance for the first time, opening its Interactive Prayer Room all day Thursday. Then, from 6:30 to 8 p....


Verizon Wishes They Had First Quarter Earnings Like T

Verizon's decision to start unlimited data services sent the shares sinking of nearly every telecom stock in February, as investors feared the collateral damage...


FCC Chief Lays Out 'Net Neutrality' Rules Rollback

Sens. But regulators, consumer advocates and internet companies were concerned about what broadband companies could do with their power as the pathway to the in...


Honeywell Boosts Low End Guidance As Q1 Results Top Expectations

Argus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $135.00 target price on shares of Honeywell International in a research report on Tuesday, January 31st. Moving averag...


Le Pen, Macron ahead in French presidential vote, partial official figures show

Fillon won 19.9 percent of the vote, close to the 19.4 percent for extreme-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who did not immediately lend his support to Macron...


SC allows NDMC to e-auction Taj Mansingh hotel

The court had earlier asked IHCL, which challenged a Delhi high court order allowing the hotel's auction, to file objections, if any, within a week. The India...


Trump says 'massive tax cut' plan coming as soon as Wednesday

The orders, which Mr Trump will sign at the Treasury Department, next door to the White House, comes as the president works toward making good on a major campai...


Government of India bans use of red beacons on VIP vehicles

Recently the governments of Punjab and UP state banned the use of red beacon on all vehicles barring those belonging to high ranks in the government sector. "...


Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in US diesel emission scandal

On March 10, the manufacturer pleaded guilty in the USA court in Detroit admitting that almost 600,000 of its diesel cars in the United States were programmed...


Verizon was hemorrhaging subscribers until unlimited data launched

However, before that unlimited plan promo, Verizon lost an approximately 400,000 regular monthly phone customers. According to the company, revenue droppe...


John Kelly: 'Even a single DUI' could lead to deportation proceedings

Kelly previously served as the head of U.S. Southern Command, often dealing with narcotics smuggling from Central and South America and the Caribbean. Those thr...