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US stock indexes wavering between small gains and losses

In early trading the Dow Jones was 0.2% lower at 20,690, the S&P 500 edged lower to 2,366 and the Nasdaq was also a touch lower at 5,914. Eastern Time. On the other hand, Nasdaq could post a gain of almost two percent while S&P 500 has the potential to close around 1.1 percent higher in the current week. [Full Article...]

Forecast: An Actually Not-So-Surprising April Snowstorm Comes Friday, Ends Saturday

Forecast: An Actually Not-So-Surprising April Snowstorm Comes Friday, Ends Saturday The heaviest precipitation bands will move through CT overnight into early tomorrow with a possible changeover to snow Saturday morning before ending Saturday afternoon. It's the most snow to fall at the Buffalo airport after April 1. "It's still looking pretty snowy for us". As the intensity of rain and snow increase later Friday , I will watch the snow line drop to about 6,000 feet (south... [Full Article...]

Gibraltar outraged that Spain has veto power over its future

Gibraltar outraged that Spain has veto power over its future Spain has a long-standing territorial claim on British Overseas Territory Gibraltar , held by the United Kingdom since 1713, which now houses key British army bases. Chief minister Fabian Picardo said that Spain was "employing her unhealthy obsession with Gibraltar and bringing it to the table of a very complex negotiation already". [Full Article...]

Trump, Ryan go public with fight against Freedom Caucus

Trump, Ryan go public with fight against Freedom Caucus On Tuesday, Trump expressed optimism about getting healthcare legislation through Congress despite the failure of the House bill last Friday, telling a gathering of senators "that's such an easy one" and that he expected lawmakers to reach a deal "very quickly". [Full Article...]

TransCanada gets presidential permit for Keystone XL

Trump officials authorized the project in two months after the Obama administration took more than six years to review it. On Jan. 24, Trump signed a memorandum inviting TransCanada , the company that owns the pipeline, to reapply to the U.S. [Full Article...]

State Leaders Unveil Transportation Package with Hikes in Diesel, Gas Taxes

State Leaders Unveil Transportation Package with Hikes in Diesel, Gas Taxes When Gov. Jerry Brown campaigned for his sales and income tax increase five years ago, he appealed to statewide voters by arguing it would cost them just "one penny more" for their cappuccinos. California drivers could soon be paying more to keep their cars running and on the roads. His previous plans and others calling for tax increases have repeatedly stalled in the Legislature, with Republicans... [Full Article...]

Oil Extends Declines to Four-Month Lows, EIA Data In Focus

While OPEC won't formally decide until May whether to prolong production cuts, officials will meet this weekend in Kuwait to discuss their deal's progress. Global oil supplies rose by 260,000 barrels a day last month, bringing the total to 96.52 million barrels a day. Crude supplies climbed by 4.95 million to 533.1 million barrels last week, the EIA report showed. [Full Article...]

Comcast to start cheap streaming service

Xfinity Instant TV service will be charged as low as $15 a month with the highest cost being $40 a month. The service, which is expected to launch in the third quarter of the year, will be restricted to the existing Comcast footprint. A new report states that it may not have so much variance from the older service. Is Comcast breaking net neutrality rules? Nonetheless, the fact that it is ... [Full Article...]

Free St Johns County Easter Egg hunts

Free St Johns County Easter Egg hunts The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn, 5100 Museum Drive, will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children with disabilities on Sunday, April 2. Altrincham town centre is gearing up for a week of free family activities in the run-up to Easter . [Full Article...]

Live Location tells your FB Messenger friends 'I'm here, come find me'

Live Location tells your FB Messenger friends 'I'm here, come find me' They will also see an estimate of how long it would take them to reach other people's location by auto. Users can continue to share static points on the map as they've been able to before. The feature will come in handy when you want to tell people how close you are when you're making your way to an appointment. He added that Facebook has been testing the Live Location sharing in Mexico ... [Full Article...]

Google's Woes Continue As Johnson & Johnson Joins The Exodus

We have strict policies that define where Google ads should appear and in the vast majority of cases, our policies and tools work as intended. Untouched by the boycott is Google's lucrative search advertising business. "This is an industry-wide problem, not just a Google problem, that comes with the scale and complexity of digital advertising", Hargreaves explained. [Full Article...]

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

Donald Trump Jr is bad at many things, including but not limited to: Keeping his sheets dry, using a chair, and now, apparently, not criticizing the mayor of the capital of the United States' closest ally only hours after it experiences a terror attack that leaves at least four dead and dozens more injured. [Full Article...]

Earnings at the Forefront For Canadian Solar Inc

Earnings at the Forefront For Canadian Solar Inc Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio is 5.65. While the actual EPS the company reported in the same quarter previous year was 1.05/share. The company reached a 52-week low at 10.25 on Nov 9, 2016. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $13.46 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.07. [Full Article...]

India has four of the cheapest cities in the world

India has four of the cheapest cities in the world Auckland and Wellington have been named among the most expensive cities in the world , jumping more than 20 places each since the last global survey. Istanbul's living cost index increased by 5 points to 72 points. Thanks to the falling pound post-Brexit, London fell 18 places to 24th compared with 6th place past year. [Full Article...]

Stepson of attempted murder suspect dies in hospital

The suspect has no criminal record, police said. Investigators say the stabbing was not a robbery or domestic violence matter but that Kuijer and the woman knew each other professionally. Police described Kuijer as armed and unsafe. Initially treated at the St. Catharines site of the Niagara Health System, the woman was transported to a trauma centre outside of the Niagara region. [Full Article...]

Brazil meat scandal: Temer assures foreign markets

Much of the meat produced by these companies is exported to Europe and other parts of the world. CHINA has placed a temporary ban on Brazilian meat imports, following dramatic weekend media reports published across the world suggesting a major meat industry scandal is unfolding in Brazil. [Full Article...]

The evacuation of Homs gets underway

The evacuation of Homs gets underway Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi told SANA reporter that the governorate has completed all logistic preparations and measures for getting the first batch of the gunmen out of al-Waer in the framework of implementing the reconciliation agreement which was agreed upon last week. [Full Article...]

Stocks gain, dollar down as Fed sees gradual tightening

Stocks gain, dollar down as Fed sees gradual tightening Some investors had begun to speculate that four increases may be possible given how much the economy and inflation have picked up. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 15.55 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,934.55. After the United Kingdom vote last summer to leave the European Union, investors were anxious about whether a wave of nationalism across the continent could eventually break the European ... [Full Article...]

Tesla raises $1.2 billion in slightly enlarged stock, debt deal

Tesla has raised $1.2 billion in new cash from sale of common shares, and convertible notes that come due in 2022. In total the company raised about 20% more than it anticipated. CEO Elon Musk participated in the stock offering and bought 95,420 shares for nearly exactly $25 million. With respect to the notes, Tesla intends to enter into convertible note hedge transactions and warrant transacti... [Full Article...]

U.S. charges 2 Russian spies in hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts

U.S. charges 2 Russian spies in hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts According to the DOJ, Sushchin and Dokuchaev paid (and "protected") the two hackers , Alexsey Belan and Karim Baratov, to "collect information through computer intrusions in the U.S". Two other hackers who were also indicted acted with the backing of Moscow, said Justice Dept. and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials in Washington DC. [Full Article...]


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