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Cats are so nice, they conquered the world twice

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Of these five, only the Near Eastern wildcat was ultimately tamed by humans. Wildcat DNA today is nearly no different than that of domesticated cats . Now, cats can be found on all continents except Antarctica. "I think that there was no need to subject cats to such a selection process since it was not necessary to change them", Geigl says. Read More »

US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting of Republican Steve Scalise

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Instead of wearing hats representing their home teams, as is the normal tradition, players on both teams will be wearing Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise , a Louisiana Republican. President Trump delivered a videotaped statement , saying, "we will not be intimidated. the game will go on". "I know you will all be playing extra hard tonight for Steve". Read More »

Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers

Louis Cardinals . He had another swing at history on Wednesday night, a chance to become the first player with a homer in five consecutive at-bats. The 27 year-old Cincinnati native added a grand slam in the fourth inning, a two-run blast in the fourth, a solo bomb in the sixth, and a second two-run shot in the eighth. Read More »

Tropical system moving toward Gulf Coast

The storm is now moving at 10 miles per hour NW and is expected to make landfall later this week between Texas and Louisiana . There will be an elevated risk of strong and frequent rip currents along much of the Gulf coast due to the large nature of the storm. Read More »

ACG orders 20 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jets

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Boeing Co shares rose $0.56 (+0.28%) in premarket trading Tuesday. The 737-800 aircraft, which ALC acquired from Pegasus Airlines, began delivering in May 2017 and will continue through the last quarter of 2017, ALC said in a press release. Read More »

Baltimore City Council votes to support Paris Climate Agreement

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Mayor Ken Miyagishima had proposed the measure around the start of the month. Cambodia, Philippines and Vietnam are also part of the Vulnerable 20 (V20), the group of economies of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) which applauded "those non-state actors from USA states, cities and businesses that have already reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement". Read More »

Ryan promises tax overhaul this year despite GOP divisions

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Ryan is due to give a speech on tax reform Tuesday afternoon to the National Association of Manufacturers . "We are going to cut taxes". Plans to cut tax rates for individuals, small businesses and US corporations while investing heavily in infrastructure to boost jobs and spending were the cornerstones of US President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential bid. Read More »

Pakistan celebrate big win over formidable India

With very little exposure to playing in lucrative Twenty20 league across the world and lack of global cricket at home, the Champions Trophy win on Sunday was a remarkable feat for the young Pakistan side. Amir, whose career was almost ended across London by a ban and jail sentence for his involvement in a spot-fixing scan during a 2010 Test at Lord´s, was in superb form after a back spasm forced him out of the semi-final win over England. Read More »

India thrash South Africa to reach ICC Champions Trophy semis

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South Africa were 94 for one after 20 overs and De Kock reached a tidy half-century off 68 balls before he was deceived by spinner Ravindra Jadeja and bowled for 53. "There's been quite a few game plans around that". "In my mind, that (composure) wasn't the problem". It wasn't a mental thing for us. This is probably our best game we have played so far. Read More »

Belmont Stakes up for grabs

With the absence of the winners of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes , the final leg of the Triple Crown will have less appeal to the casual horse racing fan, and the withdrawal of the presumptive favorites Classic Empire and Epicharis will likely leave even the most seasoned bettors unsure of the right pick. Read More »

Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance

Travel company TUI Group is converting 18 Boeing single-aisle planes already ordered to the new model. The Boeing official called for greater efficiency from suppliers including Spirit AeroSystems (SPR.N), which builds the fuselage of 737 jets and parts of the 787 Dreamliner. Read More »

Comey outfoxes Trump with counsel

This thing will have more seasons than Game of Thrones. Donald Trump Jr. appeared to confirm on Saturday that his father indeed suggested that former FBI Director James Comey should shut down the FBI's investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

Boeing launches new jet as Macron opens Paris show

For the Max 10, however, Boeing pledged on Monday that already had more than 240 orders secured for the larger 737 version. The company suggested much of the interest in the MAX 10 was from existing Boeing customers switching orders from other models. Read More »

Mackenzie Financial Corp Boosts Stake in Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM)

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This year-to-date, the company's shares have increased $11.92, or +38.75%. "Supermarkets will now have to contend with not only competition with each other and non-traditional grocers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target Corp, but with a retailer like Amazon which has the financial capacity to price aggressively", said Mickey Chadha, vice president and senior credit officer at Moody's Investors Service. Read More »

Britain eyes Brexit deal 'like no other in history'

Having lost a majority in parliament , May needs the DUP's 10 lawmakers to win any kind of vote, including on the pieces of legislation needed to enact Britain's divorce from the EU. It will test the ingenuity of thousands of public servants racing against the clock to untangle 44 years of European Union membership before Britain is out, 649 days from now, on March 30, 2019. Read More »

Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

Martinez Torres, meanwhile, was stopped by police when "one officer saw a vehicle driving suspiciously in the area and stopped it". Loudoun County police have charged a 22 year-old man with the murder of Nabra Hassanen a teenager coming home from a Ramadan prayer service. Read More »

EQT gives away too much for Rice's wells

The legal version of this report can be viewed at https://www.thestockobserver.com/2017/06/17/engineers-gate-manager-lp-acquires-shares-of-9086-rice-energy-inc-rice-updated-updated.html. The company had revenue of $393.81 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $364.60 million. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This report was reported by Stock Observer and is owned by of Stock Observer. Read More »

Trade commission seeks to block daily fantasy sports merger

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When the companies announced merger plans in mid-November past year, the New York Times described the union as a marriage of necessity in large part due to ongoing and costly tangles with regulators and legislators who considered the operations to be gambling rather than games of skill. Read More »

Trump Lashes Out At Investigators After Reports Of Obstruction Of Justice Inquiry

Stone's comments come after Trump tweeted similar remarks earlier in the day calling the investigation a "witch hunt" and cryptically claiming he is being investigated by "the man who told [him] to fired the FBI Director", an attack presumably accusing Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein of investigating him for firing former FBI Director Comey at his direction. Read More »

Whole Food shares keep rising, leading to bidding war speculation

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But Michelle Grant, head of retailing at market research firm Euromonitor, said Amazon could use an obscure part of the Whole Foods portfolio - Whole Foods 365 - to lure Wal-Mart shoppers. Citi's analyst Brian Raymond said that " Whole Foods provides Amazon with a (primarily leased) 460 retail store footprint across 42 USA states, serving as distribution points and pick-up locations". Read More »

Trump to embrace privatization of air traffic control system

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During a ceremony at the White House, President Trump said, "Our air traffic control system is stuck, painfully, in the past". In the speech, Trump called for the removal of air traffic control operations from the FAA and placing it under a nonprofit entity to be funded by user fees. Read More »

Blue Apron launches IPO roadshow under shadow of Amazon's Whole Foods deal

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With Amazon now casting an anticipatory huge shadow over the "Fresh food to urban yuppie home delivery" sector, Blue Apron is caught in a really gnarly Catch 22. Standing out among the competition in the busy US food-delivery has already proven to be expensive: Blue Apron spent $144 million on marketing previous year, or about 17% of its total operational spending, according to the earlier filing . Read More »

Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May

But her party is deeply divided over what they want from Brexit and the result means British businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years. If it is, Theresa May did not mention it after returning from her meeting with HM The Queen. However, no party received the absolute majority of seats in parliament and the election has resulted in a hung parliament . Read More »

NASCAR Michigan 2017 results: Kyle Larson wins FireKeepers Casino 400

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As Busch's vehicle was aerodynamically hindered, Larson pulled even entering turn 1 and ahead of the No. 18 auto off turn 2. Halfway through the stage, Larson's advantage had dropped to 0.856 over Kenseth. The driver and his wife, Brittany, tweeted after the race that they were expecting their first baby. The former driver turned co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing took to Twitter. Read More »

Antero Midstream Partners Stock Getting Very Oversold

About 51,414 shares traded. Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:SMLP) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.06646. It has underperformed by 1.61% the S&P500. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.50, from 1.47 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 37 investors sold AOS shares while 17 reduced holdings. Read More »

Amazon shakes up retail with $13.7bn Whole Foods deal

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Amazon already offers a home delivery service for groceries in certain markets. "The ramifications for all of retail are seismic - not just retailers that sell grocery, but for everyone", Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom said. When Amazon .com Inc. completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc ., Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will try to keep the grocer's reputation for premium fresh foods while cutting prices to shed its "Whole Paycheck" image. Read More »

Stock Futures Up; Check Out This Biotech On The Move

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Tech stocks have led the S&P 500's 8.7 percent rally this year. Apple rose 3.8 per cent to $146.07, providing the biggest boost to technology followed by Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook . Wal-Mart WMT.N , Target TGT.N and Costco COST.O reversed premarket gains to trade lower. New York Fed President William Dudley , a close ally of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, said US inflation was a bit low but should rise alongside wages as the labor market continues to improve, allowing the ... Read More »