Suu Kyi blasted by fellow laureates over Rohingya

Suu Kyi blasted by fellow laureates over Rohingya Many Rohingya Muslims are not recognised as Myanmar citizens, and have been fleeing to Malaysia and other countries as refugees following violence in the Rakhine state. Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent much of the past two decades under house arrest and was awarded the 1991 Nobel peace prize, won elections last November, ending decades of junta rule. [Full Article...]

Recycling programs offer easy ways to dispose of Christmas trees

Recycling programs offer easy ways to dispose of Christmas trees Both recycling centers are open every Tuesday through Saturday; 9 5 p.m. "Our Christmas tree recycling program is a way for residents to safely dispose of their Christmas trees and give the township a source of much-needed mulch", said Edwardsville Township Supervisor Frank Miles. [Full Article...]

ECB Says Monte Dei Paschi Needs EUR 8.8 Bln Bailout

The sum has increased because Monte dei Paschi's capital position has deteriorated in the past month, apparently as customers withdrew deposits. It was given until the end of the year to sort out its problems or face being wound down. However Ignazio Angeloni, an Italian national on the ECB's Supervisory Board, told the La Stampa daily that "a public intervention into a bank is always the last opt... [Full Article...]

U.S. Home Prices Show Slightly Faster Annual Growth In October

U.S. Home Prices Show Slightly Faster Annual Growth In October North Texas home prices have risen by about 40 percent in the last four years and are now at a record median price of $225,000 this year, according to data from local real estate agent sales. Nationally, the sliding 12-month price scale increased just 0.02 percent from September to October, but the spike was more pronounced in certain US markets. [Full Article...]

Domestic markets end bearish; Nifty at 7-month low

Domestic markets end bearish; Nifty at 7-month low The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) dropped by 77.50 points or 0.97 per cent to 7,908.25 points. Among individual sectors, metal and realty stocks were the biggest hit with their respective sub-indices falling 3 per cent and 3.64 per cent respectively. [Full Article...]

PM Modi arrives in Raigad

A law against "benami' property would be brought in soon, he added". The announcement was part of the government's huge initiative following the ban on high denomination currency to sweep out corruption and black money. "Information being received from common citizens is many times higher than that being obtained through government machinery", he said. D K Sharma, the GM of Central Railway, sa... [Full Article...]

Iran Air and Airbus seal historic aircraft order

Such a deal would be worth $18-$20 billion at list prices, depending on variants flown, but Iran is expected to receive steep discounts from foreign manufacturers as its aviation renewal coincides with a drop in demand elsewhere. Airbus said the deal was also subject to United States government Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) export licenses, which were granted in September and November. [Full Article...]

OPEC cuts raise gas prices

Nationally, gasoline prices have seen their largest December rise in six years, and the price per gallon is likely to continue to increase through the month of December as oil-producing countries continue to cut production. Scottsville and Cave City are tied for the highest area average with both coming in at $2.29 per gallon. Fuel prices have rocketed upward in 41 of 50 US states this month fol... [Full Article...]

Browns hold on for first victory of the season

Browns hold on for first victory of the season They said the Cleveland Browns were the worst team in the history of the NFL. Up next for the Browns? Running back Isaiah Crowell did most of the heavy lifting, scoring two touchdowns in the win. While the Browns answered, they went down 10-7 at the end of the first quarter. No. 5: The Browns bench: The highlights here are the mid-air chest bumps by multiple players. [Full Article...]

Trump To Meet With Lockheed Martin Execs

Trump To Meet With Lockheed Martin Execs Eight generals and admirals, and the Pentagon's top civilian procurer met with Trump for more than two hours Wednesday to discuss ongoing and future defense contracts. The F/A-18E/F is a natural, albeit non-very low observable (VLO) stealth, replacement for the F-35C, but that variant represents a fraction of the overall programme of record. [Full Article...]

RBI removes Rs5,000 cash deposit limit for KYC compliant accounts

RBI removes Rs5,000 cash deposit limit for KYC compliant accounts In a message sent to all banks, the RBI said it had reviewed its instructions and decided that the rule will not apply to KYC-compliant accounts. A day after the government put restrictions on deposit of scraped 500 and 1000 rupee notes beyond Rs 5000, triggering a wave of criticism from opposition parties and some sections of the society, Finance Minister Arund Jaitley on Tuesday defended the m... [Full Article...]

U.S. Stocks Slide as Dow Hovers Near 20000, Health Shares Drop

USA equities were trading higher as investors remained unfazed by geopolitical tensions involving Germany, Turkey and Russian Federation. In the cash market, the benchmark S&P 500 Index closed at 2270.76, up 8.23 or +0.36%. Chinese stocks rebounded as fears of a liquidity squeeze in the banking system subsided after risks from a bond scandal appeared contained, and on a pledge to deepen refo... [Full Article...]

Fire breaks out in Air India building in Nariman Point

Fire breaks out in Air India building in Nariman Point The blaze occurred on the 22nd floor of the high rise multi-storeyed building, fire brigade sources said. Three on-duty fire officials rushed to the floor after the building's fire alarm rang out from the fire control room on the ground floor. [Full Article...]

Samantha Bee, Glenn Beck join to fight 'Trumpism'

Samantha Bee, Glenn Beck join to fight 'Trumpism' This was a transformative year for the conservative commentator. On Monday night, Bee welcomed Beck on her TBS late night show for a holiday conversation - dressed in matching ugly Christmas sweaters, of course. Throw in Donald Trump - and the bedfellows get even stranger. There is nothing more frustrating to see during the moment that our government is shedding its Democratic skin and tak... [Full Article...]

Vale agrees $2.5 billion sale of fertilizer business to Mosaic

According to reports, Vale SA (NYSE:VALE) will get around $1.25 billion in cash and similar amount in newly issued stock of Mosaic , a roughly 11% share in the firm, the Rio de Janeiro-based company said in a Monday securities filing. Mosaic officials expect that the deal will make it the leading fertilizer production and distribution company in Brazil, one of the world's pre-eminent agricultu... [Full Article...]

Cashback, awards of Rs. 340 crores by Government on digital payments

On the occasion of Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar birth anniversary, the mega draw will be held. Under the Lucky Grahak Yojana for consumers, there will be daily reward of Rs 1,000 each in a cashback mode to 15,000 lucky winners for a period of 100 days from December 25 till April 13. [Full Article...]

Deer in Harlem dies ahead of relocation upstate

Deer in Harlem dies ahead of relocation upstate The deer that happily frolicked in a Harlem park but was then sentenced to death by the city received a brief stay of execution by Governor Andrew Cuomo last night, in what appears to be the latest absurd twist in the never-ending political sniping between Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio . [Full Article...]

Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)

Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) More recent The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) news were published by: which released: "Coca-Cola's new CEO should make acquiring Monster a business priority" on December 12, 2016. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world's best-known brand, The Coca-Cola Company markets four of the world's top five soft drink brands, including diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. [Full Article...]

Sensex slips 51 points ahead of US Fed meet outcome

Federal Reserve raising its key interest rate for the first time this year and also hinting at a more aggressive patter of rate increase in the coming year. Nevertheless, an outflow of foreign funds spooked investors. Shares of Axis Bank rose 2.1 percent after the bank said its board of directors has approved the allotment of non-convertible debentures aggregating to Rs 3,500 crore on a private ... [Full Article...]

Quest Diagnostics says 34000 customer accounts hacked

Lab results, names, dates of birth, and some phone numbers were exposed but Social Security numbers and financial information was not, they said. The Madison, New Jersey-based Fortune 500 healthcare company said in a press release that on November 26, an unauthorized third party accessed the MyQuest by Care 360 internet application and obtained health information of about 34,000 patients. [Full Article...]

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