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Italy's election is the latest rebuke for Europe's flailing center-left


Salvini, whose rightist alliance is on course for around 37 percent of the vote, criticised both the euro and European Union restrictions on national budgets. The situation mirrors the United Kingdom when Prime Minister Theresa May held snap elections a year ago and no party came out with a majority. With these results , Italy faces a political crisis. Read More »

Pizza Hut's Pizza-Ordering Sneakers Are Back


Similar to past year, the Pie Tops II are equipped with Bluetooth technology that links the shoe to the user's phone and Pie Tops app, allowing them to press a smart button in the shoe's tongue and instantly submit a pizza order. Known as the Pie Tops sneakers , the shoes are in line with Pizza Hut being the official pizza of the NCAA March Madness and the Final Four. During the week of March 19, Pizza Hut will offer its Pie Tops II shoes for sale through HBX .com, but only 50 pairs will ... Read More »

United to End Employee Bonuses for Lottery-Style Prizes


Every quarter, that new program would offer a single grand prize of $100,000 to a single employee, along with 10 Mercedes C-Class sedans, big vacation packages and cash bonuses of between $2,000 and $5,000. Now, the company will have an opportunity to revise its bonus system and minimize any damage to its reputation. In Inc's . report distributed on Sunday, remarks posted on United's interior employee site, Flying Together, featured the hate laborers felt towards the aircraft's choice. Read More »

How Walmart Is Breaking Into Meal Kits


To make it better, you'll have the option to pick them through the company's Online Grocery Pickup service as well. Shoppers can choose between three kinds of kits, depending on how much cooking they want to do . Meals offered as of now are separated into three categories: pre-portioned meal kits, rotisserie chicken meals and one-step meals, the release states. Read More »

EU Warns Of Retaliation Against Any US Steel, Aluminum Tariffs


He prompted fury among major United States trading partners worldwide last week when he announced proposals for 25% tariffs on steel products and 10% on aluminium . And the European Union promised retaliation against American exports if Trump follows through. Mr. Trudeau makes a lot of good points. It is time to strengthen trade diplomacy to defend the country's trade interests. Read More »

Rightmove (RMV) Receives "Neutral" Rating from UBS Group

With 63,900 avg volume, 178 days are for SINOTRANS SHIPPING LTD SHS HONG KON (OTCMKTS:SSLYF)'s short sellers to cover SSLYF's short positions. The SI to SINGING MACHINE COMPANY INC THE's float is 0.03%. The company has a market capitalization of $2,010.00 and a P/E ratio of 832.07. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, April 21 report. Read More »

CBI grills PNB Official in Nirav Modi fraud case


An ED court issued non-bailable arrest warrants against the two today. CBI told the court that Yashwant Joshi , who worked in the forex department of PNB's Mumbai branch, admitted to having received two gold coins weighing 60 grams and a pair of gold and diamond earrings from Nirav Modi . Read More »

Metal stocks lead Sensex to slump on Trump's import tariffs


The seasonally adjusted Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index fell from 51.7 in January to 47.8 in February, its lowest level since August, PTI reported. However, IT, consumer durables and teck ended in the green. Tata Motors (5.04%), Tata Steel (2.95%), Bajaj Auto (2.73%), Tata Power Company (2.49%), Reliance Industries (2.48%), and Coal India (2.33%) were the biggest losers in the Sensex. Read More »

Theresa May unveils planning process overhaul


Its chair, Gary Porter, believes her criticism is somewhat unwarranted and highlighted the fact that over the past 12 months, councils had granted almost twice as many planning permissions as the number of new homes that had been completed. Read More »

Wiggins and Team Sky crossed 'ethical line', MPs say


The long-awaited Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee report on combatting doping in sport said the widespread therapeutic use exemption (TUE) system was open to abuse. The report said that while there was no violation of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code, 'it does cross the ethical line that (team principal) David Brailsford says he himself drew for Team Sky'. Read More »

Vehicle sales fall for 11th consecutive month


It described the slump in diesel demand as "disappointing", given that the "latest cars are the cleanest in history and can help address air quality issues". Conversely, petrol sales were up by 14.4%, with the fuel type accounting for 48,941 cars, or 60.6% of the market - an 8.5% growth on February 2017 and key cause for the UK's recent growth in automotive Carbon dioxide emissions per auto. Read More »

French business activity slows to four-month low in February: PMI


The services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) recorded a better than expected figure of 54.5 in February, up from 53 the month before. A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while a reading below 50 points toward contraction. But Samuel Tombs of Pantheon Macroeconomics said that signs of softening inflationary pressure in the services PMI raised the prospect that inflation would drop off more quickly. Read More »

Trump Praises Xi for Lifetime Mandate Extension


The budget of $175 billion is three times higher than India's defence spending. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attend the opening of the first session of the 13th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at The Great Hall of People in Beijing . Read More »

Broadcom faces new hurdle as CFIUS probes Qualcomm takeover bid


According to Broadcom, Qualcomm asked the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), part of the treasury, to investigate the bid by the Singapore-based company. Last month Qualcomm also unveiled a sweetened $44-billion agreement to buy NXP Semiconductors NV to expand its presence in automotive chips and build its defense against Broadcom's hostile bid. Read More »

Weather week ahead: Rain gone until the end of the weekend


We could see a widespread general 1-3 inches out of this system overnight into Tuesday morning with an isolated chance for up to 4 inches of snowfall in some areas. Severe parameters still look very limited so I'm happy to report we should rest east tomorrow night. A light breeze out of the north will become southeast at 5-10 miles per hour by sunrise Friday as temperatures dip into the upper 20s to start the day. Read More »

OPEC oil production drops to 10 month low in Venezuela


USA shale oil output is set to surge over the next five years as drillers recover rapidly from a three-year slump, the International Energy Agency said on Monday, sharply upgrading its previous growth forecasts. Prices are less than half that today. With total liquids production reaching almost 17 million bpd in 2023, up from 13.2 million in 2017, the United States will be by far the world's top oil liquids producer. Read More »

Bitcoin theft now passé as criminals target crypto mining gear instead


The computers have still not been found it is rumored that the worth of these stolen computers is nearly £1.5m. The servers themselves were lifted during three robberies in December a year ago and one in January . Cryptocurrency is created by using powerful computers to solve complex mathematical problems. Three of four burglaries took place in December and a fourth took place in January, but authorities did not make the news public earlier in hopes of tracking down the thieves. Read More »

WhatsApp's 'delete for everyone' time limit extended


As per the Beta version of WhatsApp for Android 2.18.69, WhatsApp will offer a window of 4,096 seconds, i.e. 68 minutes and 16 seconds, to its users to delete a message which they might've sent to anyone. Apple iPhone (iOS) users will have to wait. The feature will work in the same manner for Android as well. To recall, the Facebook owned instant messaging application introduced the Delete for Everyone feature for both iOS and Android previous year to enable users to recall their sent ... Read More »

Research Report For Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

Btr Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $332.47 billion market cap company. The stock of Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, November 2 by Bernstein. The rating was upgraded by Howard Weil to "Sector Outperform" on Monday, June 5. Read More »

Axa to buy XL Group for $15.3bn


The $15.3 billion total transaction value represents a premium of 33% to XL Group closing share price on March 2nd, 2018, and creates a leading worldwide P&C commercial lines player across all business lines. Together, the businesses will have 2016 revenues of €30bn (£27bn) in property and casualty commercial lines, and €48bn in total property and casualty. Read More »

Hoosiers buy alcohol on Sunday for first time since prohibition


Sales will begin at noon on Sunday, March 4. Keg Liquors said it will be open from noon until 5 p.m. on Sundays for now and will adjust their hours according to demand. Some stores, like Big Red Liquors , are offering special deals in honor of the first Sunday with alcohol sales in Indiana. "We applaud the consumer-friendly and forward-thinking work of the legislature this year in regard to Sunday alcohol sales". Read More »

Messi hits 600th career goal in Barca win over Atletico


Barcelona remained undefeated after 27 rounds and dealt Atletico just its second defeat in the league this season. Their season total for goals in La Liga is only 45. Valverde will be keen on silencing their critics and getting a comprehensive win to quell all talks of a collapse. Barcelona can also play 4-4-2 and he's unbeaten in the league. Read More »

Man arrested after hitting two New York State Troopers


Investigators say the two were assisting at the scene of a auto crash when a vehicle hit them. Two New York State troopers were injured after they were struck by a vehicle on the Interstate-90 Sunday morning. He is to return to court at 9 p.m. Friday. The troopers and the tow truck driver were taken to the hospital. Rensselaer County 911 about 5:15 a.m. began to receive calls about a crash involving the troopers' vehicle. Read More »

China 'will not sit idly by' if United States harms its interests


The annual Parliament season, during which about 5000 delegates of the Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the legislature the National Peoples Congress (NPC) would hold full sessions to deliberate on a vast agenda for the year prepared by the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC). Read More »

Trump attacks European trade partners who criticized tariff plans


Trump said on Thursday that the United States would impose a 25-percent duty on steel imports and a 10-percent duty on aluminum imports. "They make it impossible for our cars (and more ) to sell there". Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also said he expects the tariffs to be put in place this week, but noted that whether they actually move forward ultimately will be up to Trump. Read More »

IShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Japan (JPMV) Declines 0.1% for Mar 2

A commonly used tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. The ATR is not used to measure price direction, just to measure volatility. Currently, the 14-day ADX for All Country World Min Vol MSCI Ishares (ACWV) is 44.30. In general, and ADX value from 0-25 would represent an absent or weak trend. Read More »

Bank of America (BAC) Upgraded to "Buy" at Vetr

Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Llc who had been investing in Bank Amer Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $324.01B market cap company. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Friday, October 13 to "Underperform". The original version of this piece can be read at Read More »