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A Trump Tax Cut Looks Good to Business, but It Has to Add Up
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:25:05 GMT
From https:
The prospect of a 15 percent corporate rate is appealing, but some question its prospects, or are wary of the trade-offs needed to achieve it.


Middle Class Contracted in U.S. Over 2 Decades, Study Finds
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:10:10 GMT
From https:
The United States had fewer middle-income earners and more at the extremes than any of 11 Western European countries in a Pew Research Center report.


Trump's Industry, Real Estate, Poses Hurdle to Tax Overhaul
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:47:06 GMT
From https:
The president, who says a sweeping plan is coming, has embraced positions that would benefit developers -- a powerful lobby -- and complicate changes.


Facing harsh criticism, airlines can now point to a drop in airfares
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:30:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Facing harsh criticism over several recent scandals, the nationas major airlines can now point to airfares that have dropped to the lowest level since the recession.

The average domestic airfare for all of 2016 was $349, down 8.5% from the average of $382 in 2015, according to data released Tuesday...



Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian lumber imports, escalating trade tensions
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:55:00 PDT
From latimes.com

The Trump administration is slapping hefty duties on billions of dollars of lumber imported from Canada, marking an escalation of trade tensions ahead of the presidentas promised effort to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The new duties came amid sharp rhetoric by Trump and his...



Nasdaq index crosses 6,000 as stock market extends rally
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:05:00 PDT
From latimes.com

The technology heavy Nasdaq composite index closed above 6,000 for the first time Tuesday as part of a broad rally in stocks being driven by a bullish outlook for U.S. corporate growth.

The Nasdaq index crossed the milestone 17 years after it first reached 5,000 during the height of the dot-com...



Chobani sues Alex Jones for linking yogurt company to sexual assault
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:20:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company.

Chobani says that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani owner...



Google takes steps to block 'fake news,' omit derogatory 'autocomplete' suggestions
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:10:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results.

The changes have been in the works for four months, but Google hadn't publicly discussed most of them until now. The announcement in a blog...



Wells Fargo investors send 'message of dissatisfaction' in narrow board vote
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:35:00 PDT
From latimes.com
Wells Fargo annual shareholder meeting takes place Tuesday in Florida. By Tuesday afternoon, we should know whether shareholders have voted to keep or oust most of the company's board members.


How one buyer describes the Southern California housing market: 'Insane'
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:50:00 PDT
From latimes.com
The spring home buying market is busy this year and prices are rising, a result of too little supply and too much demand.


Few areas in America haven't seen Chinese investment
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:05:00 PDT
From latimes.com

China continues to hold a massive trade surplus with the United States thatas on pace this year to again reach nearly $350 billion. But thereas a flip side of that trade gap as China invests billions back in America.

Investment from China is now so prevalent that all but 10 of Americaas 435 congressional...



Google to offer rides in self-driving vehicles in Arizona
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:25:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Google and Fiat Chrysler for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership.

The companies announced in spring 2016 that they would build 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans. Those vehicles have been tested...



Albertsons is interested in buying Whole Foods, report says
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:20:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Albertsons is apparently still shopping around in the organic aisle.

The grocery chainas owner is reportedly considering a takeover of high-end grocer Whole Foods Market Inc., according to a report Monday from the Financial Times. The news comes just weeks after Bloomberg reported that Albertsons...



Home prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3 years
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT
From latimes.com

U.S. home prices rose steadily in February as more buyers chased fewer available properties, a trend that many analysts say may not be sustainable.

The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index, released Tuesday , increased 5.8% in February, the most in 32 months. Such...



Does your credit card make you feel more attractive? Wells Fargo wants to know
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT
From latimes.com

Wells Fargo is eager to move on from the scandal involving bank employees opening millions of accounts for customers without their permission. First, however, it has a few questions for credit card holders.

Among other things, it wants to know how they feel about the following statements, on a...



A Trump Tax Cut Looks Good to Business, but It Has to Add Up
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:25:05 GMT
From https:
The prospect of a 15 percent corporate rate is appealing, but some question its prospects, or are wary of the trade-offs needed to achieve it.


Trump Is Said to Abandon Contentious Border Tax on Imports
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:08:39 GMT
From https:
The proposal was to be part of changes in tax law, but was scuttled, people briefed on the matter said, after complaints by big businesses like Walmart and Toyota.


Nasdaq Hits 6,000 as Markets Rise on Tax Overhaul Optimism
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:42:18 GMT
From https:
Stock market indexes rose sharply, with the Nasdaq ending above 6,000, on reports that President Trump was seeking to cut corporate taxes.

Fox News Faces New Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:52:43 GMT
From https:
Eleven current and former employees filed a class-action suit accusing the network of "abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination."


Wells Fargo Shareholders Tepidly Re-elect Bank’s Directors
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:24:47 GMT
From https:
All 15 board members won support from at least 53 percent of voting shareholders despite the sales scandal that emerged last year.


Debt Crisis Shakes Chinese Town, Pointing to Wider Problems
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:45 GMT
From https:
Zouping's troubles show how companies in China guarantee one another's loans, representing a potential hazard within China's vast financial system.


How Trump’s Pick for Top Antitrust Cop May Shape Competition
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:15 GMT
From https:
Makan Delrahim, the choice to head antitrust matters at the Justice Department, said he did not plan to use federal laws in "a fishing expedition."


United Airlines Passenger Was Violent in Removal, Police Report Says
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:57:42 GMT
From https:
Newly released documents say Dr. David Dao flailed his arms and fought with an officer, a claim his lawyer called "utter nonsense."


Chobani Yogurt Sues Alex Jones Over Sexual Assault Report
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:29:55 GMT
From https:
The lawsuit said that Chobani has suffered after a report on InfoWars connecting the factory with a child sexual assault because it involved refugees, which Chobani has made a policy of hiring.


China Sentences Phan Phan-Gillis, U.S. Businesswoman, in Spying Case
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:12:59 GMT
From https:
Ms. Phan-Gillis was convicted of espionage dating to the 1990s. Her lawyer hoped she would be deported before serving her three-and-a-half-year term.


Marissa Mayer Will Make $186 Million on Yahoo’s Sale to Verizon
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:35:42 GMT
From https:
Ms. Mayer, Yahoo's chief executive, failed to return the company to greatness but will have a big payday after the sale thanks to her stock, stock options and restricted stock units.


Hollywood Writers’ Unions Vote to Authorize Strike Against Producers
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:16:21 GMT
From https:
The vote could lead to the first production shutdown in a decade, as a labor contract between the two writers' guilds and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers expires at midnight May 1.

In New Trade Front, Trump Slaps Tariff on Canadian Lumber
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:02:28 GMT
From https:
After determining that Canada has improperly subsidized the sale of softwood lumber, the Commerce Department imposed penalties of up to 24 percent.


Bill O’Reilly Breaks His Silence After His Exit From Fox News
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:31:41 GMT
From https:
Mr. O'Reilly addressed his fans in a podcast posted to his personal website, claiming that "the truth will come out" about multiple harassment allegations against him.


Palantir Technologies Settles Hiring Discrimination Allegations
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:30:28 GMT
From https:
Palantir Technologies Inc has entered into a consent decree to resolve charges it discriminated against Asian applicants in hiring for engineering jobs, the Labor Department said.

An Activist Investment in Whole Foods Exposes Shifting Power on Wall St.
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:30 GMT
From https:
In one example of a change in strategy, Neuberger Berman sounded out hedge funds about investing in Whole Foods Market and pressing for change.


An Ad Woman at the Top of an Industry That She Thinks Still Has Far to Go
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:19:56 GMT
From https:
Carol H. Williams, who was behind major campaigns for Pillsbury, Secret and Disney, will be only the second black woman in the Advertising Hall of Fame.


Feature: Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:02 GMT
From https:
Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped start. But is the most powerful tool for connection in human history capable of adapting to the world it created?


Middle Class Contracted in U.S. Over 2 Decades, Study Finds
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:10:10 GMT
From https:
The United States had fewer middle-income earners and more at the extremes than any of 11 Western European countries in a Pew Research Center report.


A Hamptons Hotel Taps Into Rhode Island’s Beach Scene
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:47:37 GMT
From https:
The owners of Gurney's Montauk, a luxury resort on the tip of Long Island, N.Y., are hoping to replicate their success in the seaside city of Newport.


American Brandy Is Surging, Even in Whiskey Country
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:17:39 GMT
From https:
Copper & Kings, in Kentucky, is just one of many distillers, large and small, betting that brandy will be the next big brown liquor.


DealBook: Partisan Divide Over Economic Outlook Worries Ben Bernanke
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:55:01 GMT
From https:
Republicans think the economy is surging. Democrats think a recession is imminent. When economics become politicized, it leads to bad policy.


Robin Hood, Favorite Charity on Wall Street, Gets New Leader
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:01:12 GMT
From https:
Wes Moore, an author, combat veteran and entrepreneur, will lead the foundation, which distributed $130 million to organizations in New York City last year.


Tech Tip: Checking a Website’s Security
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:08:45 GMT
From https:
Google and other browsers now point out when the website you are visiting isn't using a secure connection to protect your information.

The Wall Street Journal: Gawker estate explores whether it can sue Peter Thiel
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:21:00 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Advisers who represent what remains of Gawker Media Group in bankruptcy are exploring whether they can bring a viable lawsuit against Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who helped finance Hulk Hoganas successful legal battle against the publisher.


The Wall Street Journal: Thai man kills infant daughter on Facebook Live
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:07:38 GMT
From marketwatch.com
A man in Thailand this week live-streamed himself murdering his baby daughter on Facebook, the latest example of the use of the social-media platform to broadcast disturbing, violent videos.


The Wall Street Journal: Health-care payments remain in question as spending-bill deadline nears
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:21:49 GMT
From marketwatch.com
With President Donald Trump now willing to wait on money to fund a border wall, lawmakers on Capitol Hill edged closer Tuesday to a deal to prevent a government shutdown but were still slogging through a raft of unresolved issues.


How the Trump stock market ranks as he approaches his 100th day in office
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:40:23 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Hereas how President Donald Trumpas performance on Wall Street stacks up against other presidents, as he approaches his first 100 days in office.


Market Extra: Goldas tempered climb makes gains more asustainablea, says Milling-Stanley
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:38:04 GMT
From marketwatch.com
George Milling-Stanley, head of gold investment strategy at State Street Global Advisors, tells MarketWatch that goldas more tempered gains so far this year make its move higher more sustainable.


Personal Finance Daily: Consumer complaints spike 325% over this issue and NFL players give financial advice
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:22:17 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Tuesday's top personal finance stories


The Wall Street Journal: Trumpas executive order against sanctuary cities is unconstitutional, judge rules
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:07:19 GMT
From marketwatch.com
A federal judge in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that President Donald Trumpas executive order threatening to pull funding from sanctuary jurisdictions is unconstitutional, siding with a challenge from two Northern California communities.


The Tell: A slowdown in stock buybacks may be a bad omen
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:06:50 GMT
From marketwatch.com
A slowdown in U.S. corporate stock repurchases is a worrisome sign, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


NewsWatch: The Nasdaq just set a major stock-market milestone
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:00:11 GMT
From marketwatch.com
The Nasdaq Composite Index on Tuesday hits a major milestone: surpassing Nasdaq 6,000, amid a broad-market rally.


NFL players offer financial advice to Myles Garrett and other incoming rookies
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:58:58 GMT
From marketwatch.com
Whether they end up making $25 million or $500,000, rookies should save as much money as they can -- and ask financial advisers these questions.


Netflix closes at a record high following Chinese content licensing deal
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:55:52 GMT
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Costco OKs special $7 dividend, increases quarterly dividend
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:46:48 GMT
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June WTI oil trades at $49.41/bbl, down from $49.56 Nymex settlement
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:45:20 GMT
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WTI oil falls in electronic trade on reports API data show rise in U.S. gasoline, crude supplies
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:45:20 GMT
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Arconic shares rise 4% after earnings beat
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:17:56 GMT
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Arconic adjusted Q1 EPS 33c vs 24c Street view
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:17:29 GMT
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Arconic Q1 revenue $3.19 bln vs $3.06 bln year ago
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:16:53 GMT
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Arconic Q1 EPS 65c vs 0c year ago
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:16:14 GMT
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Capital One Q1 revenue $6.54 bln vs $6.22 bln
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:13:05 GMT
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Chipotle Q1 rev. $1.07 billion vs. expectations $1.05 billion
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:12:42 GMT
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Akebia shares jump on expanded anemia drug deal with Otsuka
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:41:35 GMT
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Akebia Therapeutics Inc. shares jumped in the extended session Tuesday after the biotech company said it expanded its collaboration with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., part of Otsuka Holdings Co. , on an anemia treatment. Akebia shares rallied 29% to $12.10 after hours. The company said it expanded its collaboration with Otsuka on the drug vadadustat to exend into Europe, China, and other markets. Vadadustat is currently in late-stage clinical trials for the treatment of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease. The agreement expands on one where both companies would equally share the development and commercial costs of vadadustat for the U.S. market. Under the agreement, Akebia will receive at least $208 million from Otsuka with possibly up to $658 million in milestone payments.

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Edwards Lifesciences shares surge on earnings beat, outlook
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:14:53 GMT
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Edwards Lifesciences Corp. shares rallied in the extended session Tuesday after the heart disease and critical-care-monitoring products maker's quarterly results topped Wall Street estimates. Edwards shares surged 8.4% to $107.20 after hours. The company reported adjusted first-quarter earnings of 94 cents a share on revenue of $883.5 million. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast 82 cents a share on revenue of $777 million. For the year, Edwards sees adjusted earnings of $3.43 to $3.55, up from a previous range of $3.30 to $3.45, on revenue of $3.2 billion to $3.4 billion. Analysts expect $3.41 a share on revenue of $3.27 billion.

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Trump drops support for 'border adjustment' tax: report
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:02:35 GMT
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The Trump administration has dropped support for a so-called border adjustment tax, the New York Times reports a day ahead of a tax-plan announcement by President Donald Trump. House Republicans have backed the proposal, which would tax imports while exempting exports. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last week it was not "off the table." Two people briefed on the matter told the Times it has been shelved but may be revisited later.

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Wynn Resorts shares rise after results top Street view
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:01:12 GMT
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Wynn Resorts Ltd. shares rose in the extended session Tuesday after the casino resort operator topped Wall Street results for the quarter. Wynn shares rose 3.7% to $122.60 after hours. The company reported adjusted first-quarter earnings of $1.24 a share on revenue of $1.48 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of 98 cents a share on revenue of $1.4 billion.

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API data show gains in weekly U.S. crude and gasoline supplies: sources
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:56:21 GMT
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The American Petroleum Institute late Tuesday reported a rise of 897,000 barrels in U.S. crude supplies for the week ended April 21, according to sources. The API data also showed a climb of about 4.4 million barrels in gasoline supplies, while inventories of distillates were little changed, down 36,000 barrels, sources said. Supply data from the Energy Information Administration will be released Wednesday morning. Analysts polled by S&P Global Platts forecast a decrease of 1 million barrels in crude inventories. June crude was at $49.26 a barrel in electronic trading, down from the contractas settlement of $49.56 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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Costco to pay special dividend of $7, increases quarterly dividend by 5 cents
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:54:09 GMT
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Costco Wholesale Corp. said late Tuesday its board of directors has declared a special dividend of $7 a share and authorized an increase of 5 cents in the company's quarterly dividend. "Our strong balance sheet and favorable access to the credit markets allow us to provide shareholders with this dividend, while preserving financial and operational flexibility to continue to grow our business globally," Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said in a statement. The special dividend is payable on May 26 to shareholders of record on May 10. The aggregate payment will be about $3.1 billion, to be funded primarily through additional borrowing, Costco said. The company's regular quarterly cash dividend of 50 cents per share will also be payable on May 26 to shareholders of record on May 12. Costco shares rose 3.8% after ending the regular trading session up 0.2%.

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Ugg parent Deckers dips toe in water for sale, stock pops
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:42:43 GMT
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Deckers Outdoor Corp. said Tuesday that it is exploring strategic alternatives including a potential sale, and shares jumped more than 7% in late trading. The company, which makes Ugg boots, Teva sandals and other popular footwear, said its board is considering a range of potential moves and has retained Moelis & Co. LLC as a financial adviser. "We have made significant progress in streamlining our cost structure, optimizing our retail store fleet, and realigning our brands, with the goal of improving profitability," Chief Executive Dave Powers said in Tuesday's announcement. Deckers plunged in February after revealing a weak holiday season, which included the introduction of a much-mocked combination of its Ugg and Teva shoes. Deckers stock, which has declined 3.3% overall in the past three months while the S&P 500 index has gained 3.3%, jumped more than 7% in late trading to hit $63.

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U.S. Steel shares drop 16% on unexpected quarterly loss
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:35:56 GMT
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U.S. Steel Corp. shares dropped in the extended session Tuesday after the steelmaker reported an unexpected loss for the quarter. U.S. Steel shares fell 16% to $26.23 after hours on heavy volume. The company reported an adjusted loss of 83 cents a share on revenue of $2.73 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of 35 cents a share on revenue of $2.95 billion. "While our segment results improved by over $200 million compared with the first quarter of 2016, operating challenges at our Flat-Rolled facilities prevented us from benefiting fully from improved market conditions," said U.S. Steel Chief Executive Mario Longhi in a statement.

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Caterpillar, McDonald's, Goldman contribute more than half of Dow's 230-point rally
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:33:55 GMT
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average enjoyed a triple-digit rise, with the bulk of the advance coming from four of its 30 components. Shares of Caterpillar Inc. were contributing about 52 points, McDonald's Corp's rise added about 51 points, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. shares added 21 points, while DuPont Inc. added roughly 20 points to the blue-chip benchmark. The gains from that quartet make up more than half of the price-weighted Dow's 232-point rise in Tuesday action, and follow healthy quarterly reports from most of those names. Caterpillar , DuPont and McDonald's reported quarterly results on Tuesday that topped Wall Street estimates. Goldman, meanwhile, reported results last week that disappointed investors' expectations, but the investment bank is benefiting from the anticipation of higher interest-rates ahead, as improving economic sentiment bolsters expectations that the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates--a boon for bank shares. The S&P 500 index ended up 0.6%, at 2,388 and the Nasdaq Composite Index marked a milestone: surpassing the psychologically important level of 6,000 for the first time.

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Cree shares fall 5% after earnings, revenue miss
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:32:25 GMT
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Shares of Cree Inc. fell 5% late Tuesday after the company reported adjusted fiscal third-quarter earnings and sales below expectations. Cree said it lost $99 million, or $1.02 a share, in the quarter, versus a net income of $152,000, or 1 cent a share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Adjusted for one-time items, Cree earned $749,000, or 1 cent a share, in the quarter, compared with $17 million, or 17 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue for the quarter was $342 million, a 7% decrease from revenue of $367 million in the year-ago period. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings of 7 cents a share on sales of $354 million.

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Capital One shares slide on disappointing earnings
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:32:18 GMT
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Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. slumped in Tuesday's extended session after the lender posted weaker than expected quarterly earnings. Capital One reported its first-quarter profit fell to $810 million, or $1.54 a share, from $1.01 billion, or $1.84 a share, a year earlier. On adjusted basis, Capital One would have earned $1.75 a share. Revenue slid to $6.54 billion from $6.22 billion. Net interest income rose to $5.47 billion versus $5.06 billion while its provision for credit losses increased 14% to $2 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of $1.93 a share on revenue of $6.64 billion. Capital One is one of the largest credit-card lenders in the U.S. but offers other financial services. Shares fell 4.5% after hours.

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Arconic shares rally as quarterly earnings beat Street view
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:24:01 GMT
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Arconic Inc. shares surged in the extended session Tuesday after the aerospace and carmaker supplier's earnings topped Wall Street estimates. Arconic shares rallied 6.8% to $28.80 after hours. The company reported adjusted first-quarter earnings of 33 cents a share on revenue of $3.19 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of 24 cents a share on revenue of $3 billion. "Solid performance, strong net cost reduction and some additional tailwinds allowed Arconic to deliver a stronger than anticipated first quarter of 2017," said Arconic Interim Chief Executive David Hess in a statement. On Monday, Arconic postponed its annual shareholder meeting as it assessed activist-backed nominees to its board.

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Chipotle shares rally 6% after company's earnings beat
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:21:36 GMT
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Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rallied 6% late Tuesday after the fast-casual restaurant chain reported first-quarter earnings and sales above expectations thanks to improved customer traffic, fewer promotions, and higher average checks. Chipotle said it earned $46.1 million, or $1.60 a share, in the quarter, versus a loss of 88 cents a share in the year-ago period. Sales were up 28% to $1.07 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings of $1.29 a share on sales of $1.05 billion. Food costs were 34% of the company's revenue, a decrease over the first quarter of 2016, thanks to lower food waste and testing costs, and bringing the preparation of lettuce and bell peppers back to the restaurants, Chipotle said. But the decrease was partially offset by higher avocado prices, it said.

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AT&T adds 2.7 million wireless customers, but lower device sales hurt revenue
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:15:56 GMT
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AT&T Inc. added twice as many wireless customers as expected in the first quarter, as rival Verizon Communications Inc. lost more customers than it gained for the first time, but the telecommunications giant's revenues missed expectations in a Tuesday report as sales of wireless equipment hit an all-time low. AT&T reported net income of $3.5 billion, or 56 cents a share, on revenue of $39.4 billion. After adjusting for amortization and other factors, the company claimed adjusted earnings of 74 cents a share. Analysts expected on average for AT&T to report adjusted earnings of 74 cents a share on revenue of $40.5 billion, according to FactSet. AT&T said it added 2.7 million wireless customers in the quarter, well above analysts' average estimate of 1.3 million wireless net adds, with AT&T crediting the performance largely to prepaid phone plans and connected devices. However, the company's sales total dropped from $40.5 billion in the year-ago quarter because of its lowest wireless equipment sales on record, suggesting new customers were bringing their own phones or buying cheaper models. AT&T also updated its full-year guidance to remove its revenue forecast, explaining that it "is no longer providing consolidated revenue guidance primarily due to the unpredictability of wireless handset sales." AT&T stock, which has declined 3.5% in the past three months as the S&P 500 index has gained 3.3%, bounced between small gains and losses in after-hours trading.

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Stocks rally to close higher on earnings, promised tax plan
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:05:28 GMT
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Stocks closed higher Tuesday for a second session of strong gains on a string on positive earnings reports and ahead of President Donald Trump's promised reveal of a tax-reform plan this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 232.23 points, or 1.1%, at 20,996.12, led by big gains in shares of Caterpillar Inc. and McDonald's Corp. . The S&P 500 index [s; spx] finished up 14.47 points, or 0.6%, at 2,388.62, with a 1.6% rise in the materials sector and a 0.9% gain in energy stocks. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 41.67 points, or 0.7%, to close at a record 6,025.49 in its first-ever session past the psychological milestone of 6,000.

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Trump says he doesn't fear a trade war with Canada
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:53:14 GMT
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President Donald Trump said Tuesday he doesn't fear a trade war with Canada, despite the imposition by the U.S. of a 20% tariff on softwood lumber from the country. Speaking at the White House during the signing of an executive order, Trump also said his proposed border wall would be built during his first term but that there is "plenty of time." He didn't demand it be funded as part of a deal to keep the government open past Friday.

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Disney gives release dates to live-action 'Lion King,' 'Frozen 2' and other films
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:51:33 GMT
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Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced the release dates for a handful of future films, including its live-action remake of "Lion King" (July 19, 2019), "Star Wars: Episode IX" (May 24, 2019) and the sequel to its 2013 animated hit "Frozen" (Nov. 27, 2019). Disney moved the debut of "A Wrinkle in Time" up to March 9, 2018, and pushed the releases of the "Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2" (Nov. 21, 2018) and the untitled Indiana Jones reboot (July 10, 2020). Disney also announced release dates for a slew of untitled films, including an untitled Marvel film set to be released Aug. 7, 2020, and a Pixar film on June 18, 2021. Disney often holds a number of the most anticipated films any given year, and their opening weekends tend to command the box office. With that, Disney's updated release schedule will likely impact how the rest of the Hollywood studios lay out their film slate in years to come, which is often important for quarterly results as well. Shares of Disney were up 1.5% in intraday trade on Tuesday and have gained 10.7% in the year so far. By comparison, the S&P 500 index is up 6.8% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 5.1% so far in 2017.

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Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter reportedly win auction for the Marlins
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:11:46 GMT
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A group led by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter has won the auction for the Miami Marlins baseball team, Bloomberg News reported, citing a person with knowledge of the deal. The report didn't have a deal price.

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Oil prices rebound from lowest levels since March
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:50:50 GMT
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Oil prices climbed Tuesday, rebounding from their settlement a day earlier at the lowest level of the month. Growing U.S. crude production, however, kept a cap on the price gains. June WTI crude added 33 cents, or 0.7%, to settle at $49.56 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It lost 0.8% on Monday to settle at $49.23, the lowest since March 28, according to FactSet data.

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Gold prices settle at lowest level in more than 2 weeks
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:46:39 GMT
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Gold futures fell Tuesday, with prices settling at their lowest level in more than two weeks as gains in U.S. and European equities dulled investment demand for the precious metal. June gold fell $10.30, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,267.20 an ounce. That was the lowest finish since April 10, according to FactSet data.

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Tesla shares up more than 1%, just pennies away from record
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:17:44 GMT
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Tesla Inc. shares vied for hitting fresh records on Tuesday. Shares traded as high as $313.17 earlier and were recently hovering around $312.20. Tesla hit a record close of $312.39 on April 10, when it also set an intraday record of $313.73. The company is scheduled to report first-quarter results next Wednesday.

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Dow, S&P 500 regain grip above 50-day moving average
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:56:50 GMT
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A two-day rally for the stock market has helped to propel U.S. equity benchmarks firmly above their 50-day moving average after closing below that level on April 12 for the first time since November. The S&P 500 index was more than 1.2% above its 50-day moving average of 2,360.20 in recent trade, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading about 1.3% above its short-term average of 20,732.67, according to FactSet data. Both benchmarks edged above their short-term averages on Monday, Tuesday's rally has intensified that move. The Dow has gained 460 points, and the S&P 500 has surged about 40 points since Friday's close, as investors fear of global volatility eased following France's first-round election won by Emmanuel Macron, who's strong showing in a Sunday presidential vote helped to assuage fears that two anti-European Union candidates would make the final runoff. Early polls show Macron going into the second and final round of elections with a healthy lead over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who has threatened to pull France out of the EU. Better-than-expected earnings on Tuesday and President Donald Trump's promise to deliver the outline of a corporate tax-cut plan on Wednesday also has helped to fuel the recent sharp climb in global equities. Technical analysts tend to use moving averages to help determine an assets short-term or long-term trend. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index touched a psychologically significant level, surpassing 6,000 for the first time ever.

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Uber plans to launch flying cars by 2020
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:35:29 GMT
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Uber Technologies Inc. plans to roll out flying cars with a pilot in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by 2020 and flights in Dubai at Expo2020, the company's chief product officer, Jeff Holden, said Tuesday. The goal is to cut in-transit time. In a live stream presentation from the Uber Elevate Summit, Holden said the company's models suggest flying cars could cost $1.32 per passenger mile, about the same rate as UberX, and later fall below the cost per mile of an owned vehicle. The flying-car option would eventually be available in the Uber app. Uber said it is working with aircraft manufacturers, including Aurora Flight Services and Pipistrel Aircraft, which are slated to build the flying cars using VTOL Technology, or technology for vertical take-off aircraft, and with real-estate companies in the two cities to build landing pads for the cars. Holden said he expects the number of cities with flying cars to grow rapidly. Uber has been piloting self-driving cars in cities across the U.S. but has run into regulatory difficulties, a hurdle it's also certain to face with flying vehicles. A startup backed by Alphabet Chief Executive Larry Page unveiled its flying car Monday, in a race with many other technology companies.

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Tupperware shares jump 12% after earnings beat and improved outlook
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:30:32 GMT
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Shares of food container maker Tupperware Brands Corp. surged more than 12% Tuesday, after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for the first quarter and raised its outlook for the rest of the year. The stock now stands at its highest level since Sept. 2014. Tupperware posted adjusted per-share earnings of $1.01, or 7 cents above the FactSet consensus. It had sales of $555 million, above the FactSet consensus of $532 million. Chief Executive Rick Goings said sales were driven by 9% growth in emerging markets, led by Brazil, China, Tupperware Mexico and Tupperware South Africa. That helped offset weakness in Indonesia, where sales fell 9%. Shares have gained 39% in 2017, while the S&P 500 has gained 6%.

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Kmart Pharmacy lowers price of epinephrine auto-injector pens
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:49:20 GMT
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Kmart Pharmacy, a Sears Holdings Corp. company, said Tuesday that it has lowered the cost of Adrenaclick, a generic epinephrine auto-injector pen, to as low as $0 for insured patients and about $200 for patients paying cash for a two-pack. That compares to more than $642 for Mylan N.V.'s EpiPen, and $330 for Mylan's generic version, Kmart said. Sears shares are down more than 5% in Tuesday trading, and 33% for the past year. The company's shares are up 27.2% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index is up 6.6% for the period.

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Nike applies for patent for 'architecturally reinforced denim'
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:39:15 GMT
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Nike Inc. has submitted a patent application for an "architecturally reinforced denim" that the company describes as "a denim fabric with high tenacity and/or moisture management and/or stretch materials." Proportions of the materials may vary in order to "create different performance zones in the resulting garment." The fabric is designed with extreme sports athletes in mind, such as skateboarders and sandboarders who need specialized gear, but also want to be fashionable, the application said. Analysts at Instinet called the move "interesting" in a Tuesday note in light of the discussions they've had about the denim versus athleisure trend. Nike shares are up 9.3% for the year so far, but down 6.1% for the last 12 months. The S&P 500 index is up 6.7% in 2017.

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J. Crew to cut 250 jobs as part of reorganization
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:15:35 GMT
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J. Crew Group Inc. said Tuesday that it will cut 250 jobs primarily from its corporate headquarters as part of a reorganization of the company. About 150 full-time jobs and 100 open positions will be axed. The company expects about $30 million in annualized pre-tax savings and will take a $10 million first-quarter charge related to the cuts. The company has also announced a number of executive changes. Chief Financial Officer Michael Nicholson will also be responsible for the planning, merchandising, marketing and design functions of the J.Crew brand. Lisa Greenwald has been named chief merchandising officer for the J. Crew brand. She was previously the senior vice president of the Madewell brand. And Libby Wadle has been named the president of the Madewell brand. She was previously the president of the J. Crew brand. Somsack Sikhounmuong was recently named chief design officer for J. Crew, effective April 5, succeeding Jenna Lyons. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF is down 1.3% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index is up 6.8% for the period.

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Dole Food Company to test the public market again
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:33:47 GMT
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Dole Food Company is testing the public market again and filed to go public Tuesday. The company filed for an offering of up to $100 million, likely a placeholder amount, and has not specified an exchange or stock symbol. Dole Food recorded $4.51 billion in revenue on top of a $23 million net loss in 2016. The company was taken private by its chief executive David Murdock in November 2013. Since being taken private, Dole says it has bought three new West Coast vessels, gaining greater control of the supply chain, and increased their acreage by 20%. Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank Securities are the underwriters on the offering.

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U.S. stocks open higher on strong earnings; Nasdaq tops 6,000
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:32:39 GMT
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U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the Dow seeing a particularly strong gain as several key components reported better-than-expected quarterly results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7%, or 147 points, to 20,911. The S&P 500 climbed 5.7 points, or 0.2%, to 2,380. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 21.5 points to 6,006, an advance of 0.4%. The Nasdaq hit a new intraday record and topped 6,000 for the first time ever. Among the biggest companies to report results on Tuesday, McDonald's Corp climbed 3.2% while Caterpillar Inc. jumped 6.4%. Both topped forecasts in their results, while Caterpillar also raised its full-year outlook. The day's gains were broad, with 10 of the 11 S&P 500 sectors up on the day. The top performing sector of the day was materials, which rose 0.1%.

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Mexican peso falls to 1-month low as Trump tweets support for border wall
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:12:39 GMT
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The dollar surged on Tuesday against the Mexican peso after President Donald Trump tweeted that he remains committed to building a wall along the Mexican border. The dollar rose 1.4% to 18.99, its strongest level in a month, after trading at 18.73 late Monday in New York. On Monday, Trump told a group of reporters that he would drop his demand that funding for the border wall be included in a funding bill that must be passed by the weekend to avert a government shutdown. Instead, he said, his administration will return to the issue in September.

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The Wall Street Journal: Gawker estate explores whether it can sue Peter Thiel
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:21:00 GMT
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Advisers who represent what remains of Gawker Media Group in bankruptcy are exploring whether they can bring a viable lawsuit against Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who helped finance Hulk Hoganas successful legal battle against the publisher.


The Wall Street Journal: Thai man kills infant daughter on Facebook Live
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:07:38 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
A man in Thailand this week live-streamed himself murdering his baby daughter on Facebook, the latest example of the use of the social-media platform to broadcast disturbing, violent videos.


Ivanka Trump was booed for saying her father is a champion of womenas issues a was that justified or just plain rude?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:15:28 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
At a conference in Berlin, the First Daughter received an icy reception.


The Wall Street Journal: Verizon launches billion-dollar bidding war with AT&T for 5G spectrum
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:14:09 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Verizon Communications Inc. has topped AT&T Inc.as offer for Straight Path Communications Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter, sparking a bidding war over a tiny company that controls a swath of wireless airwaves thought to be at the forefront of next-generation networks.


Uber plans to launch flying cars by 2020
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:58:32 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Uber Technologies Inc. plans to roll out flying cars with a pilot in Dallas-Fort Worth by 2020 and flights in Dubai at the Expo2020, the companyas Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden said at an Uber Elevate Summit Tuesday.


The Technical Indicator: Charting a bullish technical tilt: Nasdaq tags the 6,000 mark, Dow 21,000 under siege
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:57:13 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The major U.S. benchmarks have taken flight as April nears a conclusion, staging decisive, and likely consequential, technical breakouts. On a headline basis, the Nasdaq Composite has extended its break to uncharted territory a tagging the 6,000 mark a while the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have knifed atop trendline resistance.


How American families manage roller-coaster finances
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:55:55 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
About half the country works hourly, rather than on salary, where you donat get paid if you donat work.


Itas not Facebookas fault we canat get along a this may be the real reason
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:53:34 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The age group most likely to have grown more politically polarized is the over-65 set, a study found.


Key Words: Newly redesigned HuffPost makes a pitch to Trump voters
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:56:59 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The siteas editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen says journalism is concentrated in aaffluent urban centers.a


Earnings Outlook: Amazon earnings: Will AWS decelerate again?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:33:39 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Amazon is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings after the market closes on Thursday.


ETF Focus: ETF rides March inflows to fresh record level of assets
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:29:42 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The ETF industry keeps making new records, and itas hitting them faster and by bigger margins than ever.


The Wall Street Journal: Gawker estate explores whether it can sue Peter Thiel
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:21:00 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Advisers who represent what remains of Gawker Media Group in bankruptcy are exploring whether they can bring a viable lawsuit against Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who helped finance Hulk Hoganas successful legal battle against the publisher.


The Wall Street Journal: Thai man kills infant daughter on Facebook Live
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:07:38 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
A man in Thailand this week live-streamed himself murdering his baby daughter on Facebook, the latest example of the use of the social-media platform to broadcast disturbing, violent videos.


A big chunk of the Dowas gains have come from earnings
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:53:12 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
A big chunk of the Dow industrialsa gains since earnings season started, and on Tuesday in particular, have come from the rally in shares of companies reporting first-quarter results.


Earnings Outlook: GoPro earnings: Will the $799 Karma drone pay off?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:49:20 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
GoPro is expected to report stronger sales this quarter to reflect the Karma drone.


Ivanka Trump was booed for saying her father is a champion of womenas issues a was that justified or just plain rude?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:15:28 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
At a conference in Berlin, the First Daughter received an icy reception.


Everyone loves these stocks a thatas why you should avoid them
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:10:02 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The most widely held shares carry risks of their own, writes Michael Brush.


Mr. Money Mustache on Americaas middle class: aPoliticians like to cultivate fear, jealously and entitlementa
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:58:14 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The blogger who retired at 30 is optimistic about the American Dream.


The Wall Street Journal: Verizon launches billion-dollar bidding war with AT&T for 5G spectrum
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:14:09 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Verizon Communications Inc. has topped AT&T Inc.as offer for Straight Path Communications Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter, sparking a bidding war over a tiny company that controls a swath of wireless airwaves thought to be at the forefront of next-generation networks.


Uber plans to launch flying cars by 2020
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:58:32 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Uber Technologies Inc. plans to roll out flying cars with a pilot in Dallas-Fort Worth by 2020 and flights in Dubai at the Expo2020, the companyas Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden said at an Uber Elevate Summit Tuesday.


How the Trump stock market ranks as he approaches his 100th day in office
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:40:23 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Hereas how President Donald Trumpas performance on Wall Street stacks up against other presidents, as he approaches his first 100 days in office.


Market Extra: Goldas tempered climb makes gains more asustainablea, says Milling-Stanley
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:38:04 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
George Milling-Stanley, head of gold investment strategy at State Street Global Advisors, tells MarketWatch that goldas more tempered gains so far this year make its move higher more sustainable.


The Tell: A slowdown in stock buybacks may be a bad omen
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:06:50 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
A slowdown in U.S. corporate stock repurchases is a worrisome sign, according to analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


A big chunk of the Dowas gains have come from earnings
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:53:12 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
A big chunk of the Dow industrialsa gains since earnings season started, and on Tuesday in particular, have come from the rally in shares of companies reporting first-quarter results.


Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield back above 2.3% as investors shun havens
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:36:02 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Treasury prices fall, pushing up yields, as fading geopolitical jitters revives investor appetite for stocks and other risky assets at the expense of havens like government bonds.


Capitol Report: Obamaas latest gift to his detractors: a $400,000 Wall Street speaking gig
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:32:47 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Barack Obama once told CBSas a60 Minutesa that he didnat arun for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street.a Of course, he didnat say anything about them helping him out.


Market Snapshot: Nasdaq closes above 6,000 as stock market extends rally on upbeat earnings
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:28:27 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The U.S. stock market extend its rally Tuesday, with the Dow jumping by triple-digits and the Nasdaq closing above 6,000 for the first time ever, as investors welcomed upbeat earnings and the possibility of corporate tax cuts.


Market Extra: The Nasdaq just set a major stock-market milestone
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:22:33 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
The Nasdaq Composite Index on Tuesday hits a major milestone: surpassing Nasdaq 6,000, amid a broad-market rally.


US markets hit new high as Carpetright sees APS13.4m wiped
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:43:38 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The Nasdaq crossed the 6000 mark for the first time in history more than 17 years after the exchange hit 5000 for the first time in March 2000.


Scott Forbes, Rightmove chairman, sells shares worth APS4.2m
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:43:23 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Forbes joined Rightmove's board in July 2005 and is also chairman of renewable heating firm Innasol Group and media company Ascential.


Costa shares hit by rise of artisan coffee shops
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:28:47 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The Costa Coffee and Premier Inn owner posted a 6.2 per centA jump in profits to APS565.2m in the year to March 2, while revenue reached APS3.1bn.


Amec Foster Wheeler hurt by APS542m yearly loss
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:22:29 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The oil and gas industry services group posted a larger-than-expected annual pre-tax loss of APS542m, compared to APS205m in 2015.


Duke of Westminster's property firm sees profits slump
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:14:20 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Hugh Grosvenor, 26, inherited the title in August 2016 following the death of his father Gerald Grosvenor. About half of the company's APS6.5bn of global property is in the UK.


ALEX BRUMMER: Dulux maker needs some Dutch courage
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:14:11 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Predator Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) is threatening to go hostile with its offer and activist investor Elliott Advisers is warming up for court action.


Marissa Mayer to step down after APS3.7bn sale to Verizon
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:14:10 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Marissa Mayer is due to step down from the role she has held since July 2012 when Yahoo's APS3.7bn sale to Verizon goes through.


Hornby stops bid to oust its chairman
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:06:46 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
New Pistoia, Hornby's second biggest shareholder, is pushing to replace Canham with Alexander Anton, a fellow shareholder and non-executive director of Victoria Carpets.


France's richest man snaps up Christian Dior for APS10bnA
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:57:09 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Billionaire Bernard Arnault, whose family owns fashion giant LVMH, has announced he was buying the 26 per cent of the high-end fashion house he did not already own.


Dulux takeover.... Now it's all out war
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:46:27 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
At a fiery annual general meeting in Amsterdam yesterday, Dulux owners Akzo Nobel fought off attempts by major shareholders to begin talks with American rival PPG.


APS2.2m piled on to Virgin credit card deals every day
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:45:52 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The challenger bank said its credit card balance grew by APS200million in the first quarter to APS2.7billion, as it set its sights on reaching APS3billion by the end of the year.


Atomic Weapons Establishment to strike over pension scheme
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:43:51 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The May 10 strike will coincide with a planned disaster training day when workers run through what they would do in case of a nuclear incident.


Blow to pensioners as NS&I cuts rate on its Income Bonds
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:15:03 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The rate on its Income Bonds a popular with pensioners looking to squeeze monthly interest out of their nest eggs a drops to 0.75 per cent from 1 per cent on May 1.


What really caused customer service meltdown at Vodafone
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:14:10 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Nick Jeffery was appointed Vodafone ceo last September, around the time the firm was fined APS4.6m for its treatment of customers hit by a computer glitch. And he inherited quite a job.


Just nine days left to spend old paper APS5 notes
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:13:54 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
From Saturday, May 6, you will not be able to use them in shops, cafes and restaurants. Banks, building societies or post offices will usually exchange them for you after this date.


Why you'll wait 55,000 years to win Premium Bond jackpot
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:13:35 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Millions of savers with cash in Premium Bonds will see the typical payout fall next week. If you have average luck, your typical return will drop from 1.25 per cent a year to 1.15 per cent a year on May 1.


DAN HYDE: Fight back against the rip-off insurance firms
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:13:14 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
When it comes to your home or car insurance, there is absolutely no reward for loyalty. The firms that flog this vital cover donat even understand the meaning of the word.


ASK TONY: Can we cash in 11-year-old travellers cheques?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:12:11 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
My wife and I bought APS400 worth of travellers cheques from Thomas Cook in 2006. We cashed some in 2007, 2008 and 2010, leaving us with one APS100 cheque each.


CITY DIARY:A Centrica boss fumes over energy cap plans
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:01:52 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Apple-cheeked Centrica boss Iain Conn, 54, reacts crossly to government plans to cap household energy bills, which he says could 'absolutely' make the British Gas owner loss-making.


Savings rates rise - but not in branches
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:00:50 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Savers who prefer to stick to High Street accounts are being left out in the cold. A flurry of accounts paying top rates of interest are mostly available only to those willing to run their accounts online.


Cuts to pension and dividend allowances on hold for now
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:58:51 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
The backtracking is likely to be welcomed by savers and older workers, but creates further confusion about whether it is only a matter of time before the plans are eventually introduced.


Charter Savings launches best-buy fixed rate savings deals
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:40:37 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Charter Savings Bank has boosted the interest on its 18-month and one-year fixed rate savings deals, which go straight to the top of the best-buy tables.


UK middle class one of the smallest and poorest in Europe
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:23:19 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
To qualify as middle class, a family of four people in the UK in 2010 would have had an average cumulative disposable income (after tax) of just over $29,000.


UK middle class one of the smallest and poorest in Europe
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:23:19 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
To qualify as middle class, a family of four people in the UK in 2010 would have had an average cumulative disposable income (after tax) of just over $29,000.


Top 10 highest paying firms in the UK revealed
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:09:25 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
While many are feeling the pinch after years of sluggish wage growth, there are 10 companies consistently paying their staff salaries topping the APS100,000 mark.


MOT should be based on mileage not age, say drivers
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:39:19 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
A consultation for introducing a four-year first MOT failed to draw a positive response from the motor industry, but should the test be based on mileage not age?


Britain to grind to a halt if politicians demonise diesel
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:55:30 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Supermarket shelves will be left empty, factories will run short of supplies and emergency services could be hit if diesel drivers are unfairly targeted with toxicity taxes, transport chiefs claim.


St James's Place reports bumper results
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:22:50 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Total inflows of money jumped to APS3.23 billion from APS2.45 billion in the same quarter last year.


Top pitfalls when you reach retirement and how to avoid
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:58:21 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
For many of us, retirement conjures images of rest and relaxation, more time to travel and get things done around the house and in the garden - but a comfortable retirement requires an income.


Shamed former BP boss quits oil firm after it loses APS3bn
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:45:32 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Hayward, 59, is retiring as chairman of Genel Energy in June, just six years after taking over the Kurdistan oil company. He will be replaced by industry veteran Stephen Whyte.


What happens if our cleaner damages something?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:41:37 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
What happens with our insurance if our cleaner was to steal something or damage our home? Would we be liable as we have given her a set of our keys?


Staff meltdown at the Financial Ombudsman?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:19:27 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
There has been a flood of negative reviews from staff members working at the FOS, This is Money can reveal, indicating growing dissatisfaction at the final stop for consumer complaints.


We'll never sell gold hot pants again, says M&S boss
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:17:57 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Marks & Spencer boss Steve Rowe was in hot water soon after he took the top job for talking about female customers as 'Mrs M&S', which some found patronising.


Why is my wife's 25% tax-free pension offer so mean?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:50:17 +0100
From www.dailymail.co
Ex-Pensions Minister Steve Webb is This Is Money's Agony Uncle. This week, a reader asks why his wife's pension scheme is offering her a APS7k lump sum when her pot is worth around APS100k.


Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave considers return to Dublin with new financial tech conference
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:18 +0100
From independent.ie
Paddy Cosgrave is considering a return to Dublin with a financial technology and payments conference.

Five simple reasons why insurance costs should actually be LOWER
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:34:39 +0100
From independent.ie
Insurance should be at an all-time low considering a range of factors that have utterly changed the motoring and driving landscape.

Three Ireland customers hit with hundreds in phone charges 'in error'
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:04:46 +0100
From independent.ie
A number of Three Ireland customers have been hit with high phone charges - for services that they have not used.

DCU start-up one of three Irish firms to win contracts with the European Space Agency
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:59:41 +0100
From independent.ie
Three Irish companies have successfully won contracts to develop satellite and communications systems to the European Space Agency (ESA).

Work on Irish gold mine on hold due to lack of anti-terrorism cover
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:59:19 +0100
From independent.ie
Galantas Gold Corporation has announced that its plans to develop the Omagh gold mine development are on hold.

Independent.ie's news app recognised at prestigious publishing event
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:40:30 +0100
From independent.ie
Independent.ie's news app has received special recognition at a prestigious publishing industry event.

'The most evil clip I've seen in my life' - Man broadcasts murder of his 11-month-old daughter live on Facebook
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:09:28 +0100
From independent.ie
A man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before taking his own life, police said on Tuesday.

Trump's agriculture secretary confirmed by US Senate
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:30:27 +0100
From independent.ie
The US Senate has confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration.

There is huge scope to up our game on silage quality
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0100
From independent.ie
After spending eight days in China visiting existing and developing beef units, it was great to get back home to Irish food, Irish weather and to see the Louth footballers playing in Croke Park (although the less said about the result, the better).

This self-charging battery could put an end to your phone dying
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:57:13 +0100
From independent.ie
It is one of modern lifeas great frustrations: for all of technologyas achievements, smartphones still have batteries that often last less than a day between charges.

The middle class expansion: US think tank reports sharp rise in numbers living in middle-income households in Ireland
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:38:06 +0100
From independent.ie
There has been a strong rise in the numbers of people living in middle-income households in this country, a leading US think tank found.

Free range poultry finally set free after bird flu scare
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:32:25 +0100
From independent.ie
Free range poultry will see the outdoors for the first time in months today after the Department of Agriculture announced that it is no longer a legal requirement to confine/house poultry and other birds as a precautionary measure against Avian Influenza (bird flu).

Tullow Oil gets 95.3pc backing for oil explorer's planned share sale
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:41:56 +0100
From independent.ie
Tullow Oil has announced that it had received acceptances for 95.3pc of the shares offered in the planned 25 for 40 rights issue prices at 130p per share.

Timothy Kenny appointed new CFO at Cairn Homes after 12 years with Musgraves
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:21:17 +0100
From independent.ie
Cairn Homes has appointed Timothy Kenny as the firm's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director.

Ardagh Group disagrees with US jury verdict in patent infringement case
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:32:40 +0100
From independent.ie
Ardagh Group S.A. has noted the US jury verdict received on April 21, 2017 in connection with one of two asserted patents alleged by Green Mountain LLC to have been infringed by Ardaghas US glass business (formerly called Verallia North America aVNAa).

Long term renters urged to look at protection similar to mortgage holders
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:30:30 +0100
From independent.ie
Long-term renters should look at ways in which they can financially protect themselves, similar to mortgage holders, a leading insurance company has said.

What it says in the papers - business pages
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:44:41 +0100
From independent.ie
Here's a look at what it says in the business papers of today's newspapers:

Brexit talks pose 'greatest threat' in a generation
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +0100
From independent.ie
The upcoming Brexit talks pose the "greatest threat to Irish farming in our lifetime" with the livelihoods of thousands in the sector under threat, IFA president Joe Healy has warned.

UK election won't delay AIB flotation - Noonan
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Finance Minister Michael Noonan yesterday moved to quash speculation that the AIB stock market flotation would be delayed until after the UK election in early June.

France leads way as Macron lifts markets
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
European shares and the euro jumped on Monday with banking stocks surging after centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top in the first round of France's presidential election.

Ex-DAA boss to quit as London City CEO
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
THE former CEO of Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is stepping down from his role as boss of London City Airport.

German business confidence highest in six years
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
German business morale brightened more than expected in April, hitting its highest in nearly six years, suggesting Europe's largest economy is set to carry its robust upswing into the second quarter of this year.

More deals on cards as investors fret about Brexit
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
THE merger between the two Kennedy Wilson arms "looks like a sensible deal" for shareholders, given the downward trajectory of capital values in the UK and net asset valuation expectations as Brexit looms, according to Goodbody Stockbrokers.

Hopes raised Trump may scrap border tax which would hit Ireland
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
US President Donald Trump is due to unveil a tax plan tomorrow - but it now seems unlikely he'll include a border-adjusted tax that House Speaker Paul Ryan has proposed, a senior administration official has said.

Hogan wants May to win big UK majority to counter Tory 'lunatics'
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Ireland's commissioner to the EU, Phil Hogan, has welcomed the snap UK election, saying he wants current British Prime Minister Theresa May to win a big majority.

You can't let us be ruined by Brexit, IFA tells EU
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
The Irish Farmers' Association president Joe Healy said that there are three things required to protect farmers' interests in the midst of Brexit.

Shares leap to 2008 levels thanks to Macron effect
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Shares on the Irish stock exchange soared amid a wider rally on European stock markets yesterday as investors revelled in the first round victory of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

Key peace process figure Mitchell held private talks with UK over Border fears
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Former US senator George Mitchell, who helped broker the Good Friday Agreement, has had personal discussions with the British government amid concerns about the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland.

a!1bn worth of Irish property assets in Kennedy Wilson discounted takeover deal
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Kennedy Wilson Europe, which owns a a!1bn chunk of mostly commercial property in Ireland such as the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, is to merge with its US sister company, Kennedy Wilson Inc to create a $4bn (a!3.7bn) global property-investment giant.

Cement giant CEO quits after Syria rebels bribe probe
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
The CEO of the world's biggest cement company has resigned after two years at the helm amid a probe into operations in war-torn Syria.

Green light for a!50m D4 apartments plan
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Dublin City Council has given a company backed by billionaire businessman Denis O'Brien the go-ahead for a a!50m luxury apartment plan in Donnybrook, despite concerns from two groups of D4 residents.

Aminex shares up on gas estimate
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Shares in Irish oil and gas exploration company Aminex rose 10pc yesterday following the news that the company has trebled the amount of gas estimated to be at a site it controls in Tanzania.

US retail chief to speak at expo
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Retail Excellence Ireland is to host its sixth annual expo at Croke Park next month.

Providence agrees CHC helicopter deal
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Helicopter group CHC will provide transport services to offshore drilling operations for Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources under a new contract.

'How can you have an independent regulator if the same player is trying to get a dividend?' - Airline body questions state role as airport owner and regulator
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
There's no reason why airports such as Dublin's should continue to be state-owned, especially when governments have a vested interest in them through the receipt of dividends from the facilities, according to the chief executive of lobbying giant Airlines for Europe.

'The most evil clip I've seen in my life' - Man broadcasts murder of his 11-month-old daughter live on Facebook
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:09:28 +0100
From independent.ie
A man filmed himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before taking his own life, police said on Tuesday.

Ex-DAA boss to quit as London City CEO
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
THE former CEO of Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is stepping down from his role as boss of London City Airport.

France leads way as Macron lifts markets
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
European shares and the euro jumped on Monday with banking stocks surging after centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top in the first round of France's presidential election.

German business confidence highest in six years
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
German business morale brightened more than expected in April, hitting its highest in nearly six years, suggesting Europe's largest economy is set to carry its robust upswing into the second quarter of this year.

Hopes raised Trump may scrap border tax which would hit Ireland
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
US President Donald Trump is due to unveil a tax plan tomorrow - but it now seems unlikely he'll include a border-adjusted tax that House Speaker Paul Ryan has proposed, a senior administration official has said.

a!1bn worth of Irish property assets in Kennedy Wilson discounted takeover deal
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Kennedy Wilson Europe, which owns a a!1bn chunk of mostly commercial property in Ireland such as the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, is to merge with its US sister company, Kennedy Wilson Inc to create a $4bn (a!3.7bn) global property-investment giant.

Cement giant CEO quits after Syria rebels bribe probe
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
The CEO of the world's biggest cement company has resigned after two years at the helm amid a probe into operations in war-torn Syria.

Green light for a!50m D4 apartments plan
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Dublin City Council has given a company backed by billionaire businessman Denis O'Brien the go-ahead for a a!50m luxury apartment plan in Donnybrook, despite concerns from two groups of D4 residents.

Aminex shares up on gas estimate
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Shares in Irish oil and gas exploration company Aminex rose 10pc yesterday following the news that the company has trebled the amount of gas estimated to be at a site it controls in Tanzania.

US retail chief to speak at expo
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Retail Excellence Ireland is to host its sixth annual expo at Croke Park next month.

Providence agrees CHC helicopter deal
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Helicopter group CHC will provide transport services to offshore drilling operations for Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources under a new contract.

'How can you have an independent regulator if the same player is trying to get a dividend?' - Airline body questions state role as airport owner and regulator
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
There's no reason why airports such as Dublin's should continue to be state-owned, especially when governments have a vested interest in them through the receipt of dividends from the facilities, according to the chief executive of lobbying giant Airlines for Europe.

Almost 70pc of Irish workers believe SMEs and start-ups offer best office culture
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:30:00 +0100
From independent.ie
Almost 70pc of Irish workers would like to work in a small to medium-size enterprise (SME) or a startup, research has found - with respondents believing that startups and SMEs offer the best office culture.

Verizon, AT&T in Billion-Dollar Bidding War for 5G Spectrum
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:48:01 EDT
From https:
Verizon Communications has topped AT&T's offer for Straight Path Communications, sparking a bidding war over a tiny company that controls a swath of wireless airwaves thought to be at the forefront of next-generation networks.

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer to Make $187 Million After Verizon Deal
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:57:18 EDT
From https:
Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is set to make some $187 million in the wake of the internet company's sale of its core business to Verizon Communications, according to securities filings.

Uber Plans to Test Flying Cars Within Three Years
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:31:48 EDT
From https:
Uber detailed ambitious plans to take to the skies with flying cars, as the ride-hailing company is reeling from a series of controversies including a lawsuit that could impede its crucial self-driving vehicle initiative.

FCC to Launch Review of Media Regulations
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:56:22 EDT
From https:
The Federal Communications Commission will begin a comprehensive review of its media regulations, starting at its May 18 meeting, Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday.

Trump Plans to Seek Tax Rate of 15% on Owner-Operated Firms
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:42:13 EDT
From https:
President Donald Trump is planning to unveil a proposal to cut corporate taxes on U.S. companies' foreign profits and to slash the top tax rate on so-called pass-through businesses, including many owner-operated companies, to 15% from 39.6%, said White House officials.

Trump's Trade Nominee Clears Senate Committee
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:25:19 EDT
From https:
President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. trade representative cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday, bringing the administration a step closer toward its plan to overhaul international trade policy.

Rising Home Prices Raise Concerns of Overheating
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:04:24 EDT
From https:
The U.S. housing market's red-hot recovery from the depths of the crash five years ago is fueling concerns among economists and real-estate brokers that home prices are overheating.

The U.S. Makes It Easy for Parents to Get College Loans---Repaying Them Is Another Story
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:19:12 EDT
From https:
The federal Parent Plus loan program has millions of borrowers, many with subprime credit ratings. Its default rate exceeds the rate for U.S. mortgages at the peak of the housing crisis, and the debt is almost impossible to extinguish through bankruptcy.

World Bank, IMF Are on Guard With the Trump Administration
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:28:45 EDT
From https:
Leaders of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund may have this past weekend won the qualified backing of the Trump administration, but their work is hardly done.

Chipotle Posts First Same-Store Sales Increase in a Year
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:07:37 EDT
From https:
The restaurant chain swung to a first-quarter profit of $46.1 million, or $1.60 a share, compared with a loss of $26.4 million in the year-ago period.

Where College Seniors Are Falling Short
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:46:01 EDT
From https:
Even as employers look to hire more graduates from the Class of 2017 than the previous year, the current crop of job-seeking seniors are ill-prepared for the job hunt and many coveted positions, a survey finds.

Threads of Confidence Emerge in a Former Textile Town
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:24:49 EDT
From https:
People in Richmond County, N.C., have a general sense of cautious optimism about the early days of President Donald Trump's administration.

Express Scripts Faces a Future Without Its Biggest Customer
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:50:25 EDT
From https:
Express Scripts Holdings, the largest administrator of prescription-drug benefits in the U.S., is facing an identity crisis as it grapples with replacing $17.1 billion in annual revenue following the loss of its biggest customer, health-insurer Anthem.

Startup Seeks to Solve 911's Biggest Riddle: Pinpointing Cellphone Callers
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:49:27 EDT
From https:
Three former leaders of the FCC are investing in RapidSOS, a startup that seeks to solve one of 911's biggest problems: Operators often can't see the exact location of cellphone callers.

Elliott Rejects Arconic's Board Offer, Extending Proxy Fight
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:07:59 EDT
From https:
Elliott Management rejected a deal proposed by Arconic that was meant to defuse the long-running spat between the aerospace-parts maker and its activist investor, extending their proxy battle.

Corporate Feud Exposes Big Profits on Drug Sales
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:38:20 EDT
From https:
A dispute between the largest pharmacy benefit manager and a health insurance giant has shown how profitable some relationships have become--giving more ammunition to critics of the health-care system.

Get Ready for Another Grim Quarter for Twitter
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:45:57 EDT
From https:
The social-media site is expected to suffer declines in revenue, user engagement and advertising.

Nasdaq 6000: Betting on Big Tech Getting Bigger
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:00:52 EDT
From https:
Nasdaq's record run doesn't feed the appetite for richly valued tech startups.

A Good Deal for LVMH at a High Price for Bernard Arnault
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:39:23 EDT
From https:
Having long shared a boss, Christian Dior and LVMH are set to be united under the same corporate umbrella.

The Great Divide on Stocks and the Economy
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:00:43 EDT
From https:
Deep disagreements on America's outlook could mean one thing for the stock market, another for the economy.

Another Bubble Bursts in Hong Kong
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:41:13 EDT
From https:
The plunge in property developer Fullshare's stock is another example of murky trading practices in one of Asia's biggest equity markets.

What Credit Suisse Needs to Get Investors Back on Side
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:27:43 EDT
From https:
Europe's investment banks need a big first quarter, none more so than Credit Suisse, where tensions have grown over bonuses and performance.

T-Mobile Is the Envy of the Wireless World
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:29:37 EDT
From https:
First-quarter earnings for Verizon and T-Mobile highlighted the vast differences in their strategic options.

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer to Make $187 Million After Verizon Deal
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:57:18 EDT
From https:
Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is set to make some $187 million in the wake of the internet company's sale of its core business to Verizon Communications, according to securities filings.

Thai Man Kills Baby Daughter in Video Posted Live to Facebook
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:43:02 EDT
From https:
A man in Thailand this week live-streamed himself murdering his baby daughter on Facebook, the latest example of the use of the social-media platform to broadcast disturbing, violent videos.

Alphabet's Waymo Offering Families Rides in Self-Driving Cars
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:28:26 EDT
From https:
Waymo will dramatically expand its testing efforts by offering hundreds of self-driving vehicles to families and urban commuters in the Phoenix area.

At These Startups, HR Comes Before the Ping-Pong Tables
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:21:01 EDT
From https:
A handful of technology firms are bucking the startup world's grow-at-all-costs ethos by setting HR policies early and putting workplace culture ahead of growth.

Uber Plans to Test Flying Cars Within Three Years
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:31:48 EDT
From https:
Uber detailed ambitious plans to take to the skies with flying cars, as the ride-hailing company is reeling from a series of controversies including a lawsuit that could impede its crucial self-driving vehicle initiative.

Netflix Secures Portal Into China via Baidu-Unit Deal
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:18:54 EDT
From https:
The video-streaming giant, which has struggled to enter the Chinese market, struck a licensing deal with platform iQiyi to show the U.S. company's original content.

Apple Hires Rocket Scientists as It Tries to Catch Up in Driverless Cars
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:10:21 EDT
From https:
Apple's plan for testing autonomous vehicles calls for putting senior engineers--some with NASA experience--in its cars, a move that suggests the company's technology is still in early phases.

FCC to Launch Review of Media Regulations
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:56:22 EDT
From https:
The Federal Communications Commission will begin a comprehensive review of its media regulations, starting at its May 18 meeting, Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday.

Twitter Earnings: What to Watch
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:38:11 EDT
From https:
Twitter Inc. is scheduled to report first-quarter results before the market opens on Wednesday. Here are the key points to watch.

WeWork to Take 'Co-Working' to Corporate Level
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:09:53 EDT
From https:
WeWork Cos., the startup that caters to entrepreneurs looking for communal office space, is launching a new business that will put it into direct competition with giants in the commercial real-estate services industry.

Surf Style for All Ages on the Beaches of Costa Rica
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:08:05 EDT
From https:
Sand and sun offer the perfect playground--where the vibe is officially laid-back.

Cruising in Vietnam Without the Crowds: A Savvy Traveler's Guide
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:28:35 EDT
From https:
Exalted as one of Vietnam's unmissable sights, Ha Long Bay swarms with tourists boats. But the nearby Bai Tu Long National Park offers the same indelible scenery without the scene.

7 Insider Wine Bars That Sommeliers Belly Up To
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:19:57 EDT
From https:
Lettie Teague asked seven sommeliers in seven cities where they like to drink wine on their days off. Follow their lead to the best under-the-radar wine bars, deepest cellars, most daring lists and savviest crowds to drink with across the country.

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. on the Strain of House-Hunting
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:27:33 EDT
From https:
The former Orioles baseball player speaks to an early expertise in precision landscaping and the merits of an open kitchen

The Hottest Neighborhood in Charleston? Think Uptown
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:08:18 EDT
From https:
The formerly sleepy district is now central to the city's food and art scene.

At Churchill Downs, Immigration Crackdown Causes Unease on the Backstretch
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:00:08 EDT
From https:
The Trump Administration's toughened enforcement is rattling horse trainers and their workers, an industry that quietly depends on an immigrant workforce

Why Patrick Mahomes Could Be the Next Jay Cutler
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:48:32 EDT
From https:
History shows college quarterbacks with losing records usually struggle in the NFL

Splash: Manhattan Townhome With Pool Asks $28 Million
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:56:31 EDT
From https:
The Greek Revival home in Greenwich Village is owned by Gilad Hayeem, co-founder of U.K.-based investment fund Marble Bar Asset Management.

Q&A: Hedge fund executive Simon Lorne talks Trump, Brexit and 'Billions'
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:13:51 -0400
From feeds.reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hedge fund critics are becoming increasingly vocal about the $3 trillion industry, arguing that it produces mediocre returns for clients while enriching managers with exorbitant...


Millennials face grown-up financial realities
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:42:19 -0400
From feeds.reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Everyone has chuckled about millennial generation stereotypes: slackers hanging out in their parents' basements, playing video games and binge-watching Netflix.


Activist investor Elliott takes stake in UK takeover target WS Atkins
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:38:49 -0400
From feeds.reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. activist investor Elliott Capital Advisors disclosed on Monday it has taken a 6.8 percent stake in WS Atkins after the British engineering and construction consultancy firm...


Nasdaq tops 6,000 as earnings boost Wall St; U.S. tax code eyed
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:16:32 -0400
From feeds.reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq Composite hit a record high on Tuesday, while the Dow and S&P 500 brushed against recent peaks as strong earnings underscored the health of corporate America.


McDonald's profit beats as turnaround gains steam, shares at record high
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:46:35 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit and U.S. same-restaurant sales on lower costs, all-day breakfast, $1 drinks and promotions on its popular Big Macs, signaling the company's plan to keep customers coming back to its restaurants has gained traction.


Wells Fargo board gets black eye in shareholder vote
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:55:36 -0400
From feeds.reuters
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla./BOSTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co shareholders showed displeasure with the scandal-hit bank's board on Tuesday, offering scant support for a dozen directors, including Chairman Stephen Sanger, in a vote capping a contentious annual meeting.


Automakers ask California to ease rules for self-driving car tests
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:18:55 -0400
From feeds.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Automakers on Tuesday urged the state of California to further ease its proposed regulations for autonomous vehicles, saying the state did not respond to their earlier objections by making enough revisions to its planned set of rules for self-driving cars.


3M raises 2017 profit forecast; first-quarter results top estimates
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:51:11 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - 3M Co , which makes Scotch tape and Post-it notes, raised its 2017 profit forecast and reported better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by growth across its major businesses.


AT&T revenue misses estimates as customers keep phones longer
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:29:22 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - AT&T Inc's quarterly revenue missed estimates due to lower equipment sales as customers held onto phones longer and rival wireless carriers offered new promotions on unlimited data plans, the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier said on Tuesday.


UGG brand owner Deckers explores sale
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:23:46 -0400
From feeds.reuters
(Reuters) - Deckers Outdoor Corp said on Tuesday it was exploring strategic alternatives, including a sale of the company, a month after an activist investor urged the apparel and accessories maker to sell itself.


Citi meeting protest prompts apology on pipeline finance steps
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:26:19 -0400
From feeds.reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A brief, noisy protest by drum-beating young adults at Citigroup's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday evolved into an orderly exchange between an older tribal woman and the bank's two top executives, who conceded it had approved investments in a North Dakota pipeline too quickly.


U.S. Supreme Court may limit where companies can be sued
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:46:46 -0400
From feeds.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared poised to clamp down on where corporations can be sued, a potential setback for plaintiffs' lawyers who strive to bring cases in courts and locales they consider friendly.


Not an inside job: How two analysts became SEC whistleblowers
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:37:58 -0400
From feeds.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years ago, two analysts who liked to swap notes on numbers they thought looked odd took a fateful step and tipped off U.S. regulators about a company that one of them had watched for months.


Fox News anchor joins lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, harassment at network
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:19:25 EDT
From rss.cnn
Fox News' legal troubles grew even larger Tuesday, with new plaintiffs, including an anchor, joining a suit alleging racial discrimination and harassment at the network.


Trump likely to propose 15% tax rate for all businesses, not just corporations
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:13:19 EDT
From rss.cnn
As it is shaping up, President Trump's new tax plan sounds a lot like his old one.


The US just lost a trade battle with Mexico
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:56:46 EDT
From rss.cnn
The US just lost a trade battle with Mexico. It's the first loss of the Trump era.


Beyonce's latest drop is four college scholarships
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:53:55 EDT
From rss.cnn
It's not a new Beyonce song. But it's destined to be a big hit.


Canada foreign minister on Trump tariffs: 'We're going to play hard'
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:26:59 EDT
From rss.cnn
Canada is ready to play hard ball with President Trump.


New home buyers will pay for that new Canadian lumber tariff
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:18:36 EDT
From rss.cnn
Who's really going to end up paying for the new Trump tax on Canadian lumber? New home buyers in the U.S.


How leaked NSA spy tools created a hacking free-for-all
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:32:19 EDT
From rss.cnn
Hackers have compromised thousands of computers around the world with a government-grade spy tool.


Bannon cleared to sell Mercer-backed holdings
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:16:04 EDT
From rss.cnn
Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon was cleared this month to sell his stake in two companies backed by a family of influential Republican donors.


'Star Wars: Episode IX' gets summer 2019 release date
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:56:47 EDT
From rss.cnn
"Star Wars: Episode IX," the sequel to the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and ninth installment of the space franchise, has been set for a Memorial Day 2019 release, Disney announced on Tuesday.


Ethics group: Trump D.C. hotel is still a big problem
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:51:47 EDT
From rss.cnn
An ethics watchdog group wants Congress to investigate a government agency's handling of President Trump's luxury Washington hotel.


Undocumented immigrant population in steady decline over past 10 years
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:13:59 EDT
From rss.cnn
The number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States has steadily declined over the past 10 years, amid a significant decrease in the share of Mexicans living in the country without legal status, a new report finds.


Dirty jeans for sale: $425
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:44:09 EDT
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


Uber unveils plans to demo flying cars by 2020
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:09:04 EDT
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


Fox News' new, O'Reilly-free lineup debuts to O'Reilly-level ratings
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:46:04 EDT
From rss.cnn
Fox News pulled out all the stops for its first night without Bill O'Reilly, and the network was rewarded with O'Reilly-like ratings.


5 questions Trump needs to answer in his new tax plan
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:21:26 EDT
From rss.cnn
President Trump promised last week that he would present his new tax reform plan on Wednesday.


Who knew Trump would go after Canada?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:16:02 EDT
From rss.cnn
President Trump is picking his first trade fight with...Canada.


America's least favorite airline (hint: it's not United)
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:13:17 EDT
From rss.cnn
When it comes to customer satisfaction among airline passengers, Spirit Airlines ranks dead last.


Trump takes credit for 500k jobs. That's a stretch
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:12:36 EDT
From rss.cnn
President Trump recently took credit for adding over 600,000 new jobs to the US economy.


Breitbart denied congressional press passes
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:30:05 EDT
From rss.cnn
Breitbart News was stymied once again on Tuesday in its efforts to secure press credentials on Capitol Hill.


Coca-Cola to cut 1,200 jobs as sales slump
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:20:04 EDT
From rss.cnn
Read full story for latest details.


McDonald's to offer all UK staff fixed hour contracts
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:30:17 GMT
From bbc.co
The fast food chain has been trialling the move in 23 company-owned and franchise outlets in the UK.

Coca Cola to cut 1,200 jobs
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:29:31 GMT
From bbc.co
Sales of fizzy drinks at Coca Cola are falling as consumers turn away from sugary pop.

Government deficit at lowest since financial crisis, says ONS
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:02:23 GMT
From bbc.co
Government borrowing falls to the lowest level since 2008, but it is set to rise again this year.

Obama criticised for '$400,000 Wall Street speech'
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:15:09 GMT
From bbc.co
The former US president previously admonished "fat cat bankers".

Has the US started a lumber trade war with Canada?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:29:49 GMT
From bbc.co
Canada is calling new tariffs on softwood lumber imports to the US "unfair and punitive".

Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:20:59 GMT
From bbc.co
The US defence giant has been targeted by US President Donald Trump for the cost of one of its fighter jet programs.

Blue Riband biscuit production to be moved to Poland
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:05:51 GMT
From bbc.co
Food giant to cut almost 300 jobs and move production of the Blue Riband biscuit to Poland.

Shareholders angry over fake accounts disrupt Wells Fargo meeting
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:49:21 GMT
From bbc.co
Board members retained their seats but are struggling to contain fallout from the scandal.

Marissa Mayer to make $184m from Yahoo's sale to Verizon
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:31:32 GMT
From bbc.co
Yahoo's chief executive will be paid $184m from the sale of the company to Verizon.

Costa coffee owner Whitbread wary over prospects
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:01:49 GMT
From bbc.co
The owner of the coffee chain and Premier Inn hotels predicts a "tougher consumer environment" this year.

Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:25:39 GMT
From bbc.co
The boss of British Gas owner Centrica hits back as the Tories propose a cap on energy bills.

Brexit: Labour's Sir Keith Starmer wants talks over customs union
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:09:21 GMT
From bbc.co
Staying in the EU's customs union should be "on the table" in Brexit negotiations, Labour says.

Christian Dior and LVMH combined by French billionaire
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:04:52 GMT
From bbc.co
France's richest man makes APS10bn move to combine Christian Dior fashion house with luxury firm LVMH.

Brexit: Worries for small businesses with EU staff
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:49:18 GMT
From bbc.co
More than half of small firms employing EU workers worry that Brexit will hurt recruitment, report claims.

Hornby directors defend chairman Roger Canham
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:04:28 GMT
From bbc.co
An investor group says it is "time for change", but the toymaker's directors fight back.

General Election 2017: Labour's 'day one' pledge to EU nationals
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:20:54 GMT
From bbc.co
The party says it would prioritise jobs and workers' rights, and guarantee the status of EU citizens.

London share prices edge higher
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:46:51 GMT
From bbc.co
FTSE 100 index closes 11 points higher at 7,276.

The drones which help solve air accidents
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:37:04 GMT
From bbc.co
The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at accident investigators' latest weapon in the battle to find out why ships and planes crash.

Are flying cars the future?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:01:28 GMT
From bbc.co
A first glimpse of the flying car backed by Google co-founder

Can plastic roads help save the planet?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:11:20 GMT
From bbc.co
A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads.

'I see colour'
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:08:21 GMT
From bbc.co
Working out what colour is going to be popular in future is crucial for industries across the world.

Email hell
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:10:55 GMT
From bbc.co
When email goes wrong... how it can irritate and annoy everyone in the office.

Lunch-hour hacks
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:52 GMT
From bbc.co
Rushed off your feet? Not enough hours in the day? Here are some apps to help you take control.

Federal court blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:45:25 GMT
From ft.com
New legal setback for administration as judge rules defunding move unconstitutional

How Le Pen can steer a narrow path to victory
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:56:04 GMT
From ft.com
A low turnout or significant Macron error could open way for the far-right leader

Nasdaq Composite breaches 6,000 for the first time
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:40:12 GMT
From ft.com
Fang stocks a Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google a lead the charge

Wright joins class action against Fox News
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:08:18 GMT
From ft.com
Presenter claims he was not treated as a serious journalist

China bails out Pakistan with $1.2bn loans
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:44:40 GMT
From ft.com
Rising imports and falling exports and remittances revive threat of forex crisis

Wells directors face investor revolt at angry meeting
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:13:56 GMT
From ft.com
Chairman Stephen Sanger narrowly survives vote against his re-election

Upswing in world economy is not sustained growth
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:37:55 GMT
From ft.com
The question is whether politics will give the necessary support to long-term recovery

Kaisaas recovery suggests investors have selective memories
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:52:43 GMT
From ft.com
The number of unanswered questions surrounding the Chinese property developer is shocking

Why are hedge funds raising their bets against US malls?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:00:38 GMT
From ft.com
Level of short interest in some of the largest operators has been increasing steadily

Trumpas tax plan ruffles deficit hawksa feathers
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:22:14 GMT
From ft.com
Promise to trim corporate rate to 15% would cost $2.2tn in lost revenue over 10 years

Uber venture prepares to test flying taxis by 2020
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:28:24 GMT
From ft.com
Ride-hailing group teams up with aircraft makers to get dream off the ground

Russian hackers targeting Macron, say cyber experts
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:17:25 GMT
From ft.com
French presidential frontrunner hit by group that hacked Clinton campaign, report says

Palantir pays $1.6m in hiring-discrimination settlement
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:13:53 GMT
From ft.com
Latest sign of how US regulators have taken on some Silicon Valley hiring and pay practices

Trump threatens broader trade dispute with Canada
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:41:26 GMT
From ft.com
Canadian dollar falls as Ottawa calls tariffs on lumber imports aunfair and punitivea

Purge hits China universities with western ties
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:44:24 GMT
From ft.com
Agents probe top institutions for corruption and breaches of apolitical disciplinea

Freud's Government Shutdown
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:06:39 EDT
From https:
Maybe it's time to kill the filibuster for appropriations.

ObamaCare Repeal Needs a Direction
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:08:02 EDT
From https:
Focus on reducing the costs of health care, and more Americans will end up getting covered.

The Tax Cut Elizabeth Warren Should Love
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:27:46 EDT
From https:
Will progressives admit that business taxation is hurting workers?

Chipotle shares rise 6% after quarterly results beat expectations
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:14:06 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Chipotle shares rise 6% after quarterly results beat expectations

Nasdaq closes above 6,000 for first time as U.S. stocks rally
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:01:57 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Nasdaq closes above 6,000 for first time as U.S. stocks rally

House panel suggests Michael Flynn failed to comply with law on foreign payments
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:35:45 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
House panel suggests Michael Flynn failed to comply with law on foreign payments

Half of Dow's 200-point surge attributed to Caterpillar, McDonald's, Goldman
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:17:35 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Half of Dow's 200-point surge attributed to Caterpillar, McDonald's, Goldman

Shares of Canadian lumber companies rally
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:57:50 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Shares of Canadian lumber companies rally

U.S. consumer confidence has slipped
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:42:25 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
U.S. consumer confidence has slipped

Retailer J. Crew to take $10 million charge as it cuts 250 jobs
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:27:37 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Retailer J. Crew to take $10 million charge as it cuts 250 jobs

U.S. new-home sales soar to eight-month high
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:05:48 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
U.S. new-home sales soar to eight-month high

Nasdaq tops 6,000 mark for first time
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:49:36 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Nasdaq tops 6,000 mark for first time

Dole Food Co. files for IPO
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:28:43 GMT
From feeds.marketwatch
Dole Food Co. files for IPO

Market Extra: Goldas tempered climb makes gains more asustainablea, says Milling-Stanley
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:38:04 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
George Milling-Stanley, head of gold investment strategy at State Street Global Advisors, tells MarketWatch that goldas more tempered gains so far this year make its move higher more sustainable.


Personal Finance Daily: Consumer complaints spike 325% over this issue and NFL players give financial advice
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:22:17 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Tuesday's top personal finance stories


NFL players offer financial advice to Myles Garrett and other incoming rookies
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:58:58 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Whether they end up making $25 million or $500,000, rookies should save as much money as they can -- and ask financial advisers these questions.


Key Words: Rent luxury hotel rooms by the minute a and not for the reason youare thinking
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:50:09 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Short stays in hotels for any variety of reasons isnat exactly a new concept. But apps that run essentially like parking meters open up luxury hotels for freshening up and catching up.


American health care is so messed up that a whole industry has been created to help navigate it
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:24:00 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
Medical bill advocates and other such third-party businesses have sprung up in the gaps and blind spots of Americaas complicated, fragmented health care system. These services make sense of health bills for consumers and even fix errors in them. But many people donat even know they have access to this.


Ivanka Trump was booed for saying her father is a champion of womenas issues a was that justified or just plain rude?
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:15:28 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
At a conference in Berlin, the First Daughter received an icy reception.


Everyone loves these stocks a thatas why you should avoid them
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:10:02 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
The most widely held shares carry risks of their own, writes Michael Brush.


Mr. Money Mustache on Americaas middle class: aPoliticians like to cultivate fear, jealously and entitlementa
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:58:14 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
The blogger who retired at 30 is optimistic about the American Dream.


Deep Dive: Three infrastructure stocks to buy a regardless of Trumpas spending plans
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:42:47 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
aThere is infrastructure spending going on in the world right now,a says Josh Duitz of the Alpine Global Infrastructure Fund.


Consumer complaints spiked 325% in 2017 over this one issue
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:39:16 -0500
From feeds.marketwatch
This was the largest yearly increase for any consumer product.