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Pai Praises Charter's $25B Infrastructure Investment Pai Praises Charter's $25B Infrastructure Investment
- March 25, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott joined President Donald Trump and the CEO of Charter Communications on Friday morning at the White House to announce the creation of a "fully bilingual" call center in McAllen. That amounts to an average investment of $6.25 billion a year. "The process of insourcing will take several years and will require that we hire 20,000 people", Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said on a call with analysts last August. (more...)
Each Sweet 16 Region's Prospect To Watch Each Sweet 16 Region's Prospect To Watch
- March 25, 2017

Frank Martin witnessed Scott Drew rebuild the Baylor program from also-ran to perennial national contender while an assistant and then the head coach at Kansas State. SC advanced to the Sweet 16 after crushing Marquette 93-73 as a 1-point favorite in the opening round and then pulling off a rather large upset of Duke as a 6.5-point dog in the second. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs Details: Leak Suggests Gold Color Option Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs Details: Leak Suggests Gold Color Option
- March 24, 2017

It was followed by iPhone 7 Plus. For both generations, the smaller 4.7-inch versions sold better than the larger 5.5-inch Plus models. " Apple again has demonstrated that its new iPhones integrate enough innovations and new features to drive sales and remain successful in the market", IHS said in a press release . (more...)
Amazon Alexa Is Now Rolling Out to The Huawei Mate 9 Amazon Alexa Is Now Rolling Out to The Huawei Mate 9
- March 24, 2017

In regards to the overall voice assistant battle over hotel rooms, Alexa now appears to be winning. Intriguingly enough, Amazon and Huawei have built an app paradoxically called Huawei Alexa which brings the virtual assistant forth. ZDNet points out that Huawei has made more than 10,000 skills available for the Alexa and that more will roll out for the Mate 9 over time. With the option for iPhone users to access both Siri and Alexa, it will be interesting to see which AI lady is the ... (more...)
India, China slow down coal expansion, says report India, China slow down coal expansion, says report
- March 24, 2017

On the heels of the 250th coal-fired power plant retiring in the United States yesterday, the Sierra Club , Greenpeace , and CoalSwarm have released their third annual survey of the global coal plant pipeline, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline . (more...)
Airbnb launches major China push with new brand name, Aibiying Airbnb launches major China push with new brand name, Aibiying
- March 24, 2017

The company said more than 80% of its users in China are aged under 35, which is more than any other country. According to CNN , Tujia has over 430,000 listings across 312 Chinese cities, compared to Airbnb's 80,000 Chinese properties. (more...)
Uber's president quits less than seven months after joining firm Uber's president quits less than seven months after joining firm
- March 24, 2017

Prior to joining Uber in October 2016, Jones oversaw Target's marketing division during and after the company suffered a massive data breach in late 2013. Then, Bloomberg released a video that showed Kalanick berating an Uber driver who had complained about cuts to rates paid to drivers, resulting in Kalanick making a public apology. (more...)
London Mayor: 'My Heart Goes Out to Those Who Lost Loved Ones' London Mayor: 'My Heart Goes Out to Those Who Lost Loved Ones'
- March 23, 2017

Another person was stabbed near an entrance to Parliament, and the assailant was shot by police. The President's son quoted an interview Mr Khan did with the Evening Standard last September, following an explosion in the Chelsea district of NY that left 29 people injured. (more...)
Snapshot of Recent Traded Stock: Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) Snapshot of Recent Traded Stock: Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ)
- March 23, 2017

Gross margin was 7.3% including an anti-dumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) true-up provision of $44.1 million associated with the prior years' module sales. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate upbeat trend of 1.23%. The median estimate represents a -2.68% decrease from the last price of 12.33. (more...)
The redemption of Martin McGuinness The redemption of Martin McGuinness
- March 23, 2017

He remarked: "So this is where all the damage was done". They let me out by a house on the edge of a neat little estate. Three centuries later, McGuinness stood firm on the same spot as the undisputed general of Irish republicanism, observing calmly as masked youths nearby hurled rocks, bricks and the occasional flaring petrol bomb at rows of armored police cars 100 yards away. (more...)
What is Ag Day? What is Ag Day?
- March 22, 2017

The Agriculture Council of America hosts the campaign on a national level. This is an event meant to encourage college students around the nation to celebrate modern agriculture. Today, on National Agriculture Day , FMI celebrates the entire supply chain from the ground to the refrigerator. This year's theme is "Agriculture: Food for Life". (more...)
Israel's Netanyahu seeks to boost commercial ties with China Israel's Netanyahu seeks to boost commercial ties with China
- March 22, 2017

More than 100 technology executives have joined Netanyahu on the visit, with meetings planned with Chinese business leaders. In a pre-trip statement released by his office , Netanyahu said , "We will continue the talks on establishing a free trade agreement between China and Israel and we will hold the third joint Israel-China innovation conference". (more...)
Burkini takes center stage in fiery French presidential debate Burkini takes center stage in fiery French presidential debate
- March 22, 2017

The debate, the first between the five main contenders ahead of a two-round election on April 23 and May 7, could help viewers make up their minds in an election where almost 40 percent of voters say they are not sure who to back. "The [euro] declared that centrist and former investment banker, Emmanuel Macron, won this round", said FXTM chief market strategist Hussein Sayed, in a note. (more...)
United Kingdom inflation skyrockets to 2.3%: how to cut your household spending United Kingdom inflation skyrockets to 2.3%: how to cut your household spending
- March 22, 2017

Inflation rose to 2.3% in February - beyond the Bank of England's 2% target - as sterling's post-Brexit collapse made everyday items more expensive. If you want to beat rising costs at the pump, we've explained the best ways to get cheap petrol and diesel. "Indeed, the cost of living is now rising at the fastest pace in over three years and as retailers' hedging contracts continue to unwind a proportion of these cost pressures will inevitably be passed through to shoppers". (more...)
Meals on Wheels: Our donations surged after White House talked defunding Meals on Wheels: Our donations surged after White House talked defunding
- March 22, 2017

Meals on Wheels receives 35 percent of of its total funding "for the provision of congregate and home-delivered meals from the federal government through the Older Americans Act ", which is administered by HHS. Nearly half of those savings will come by eliminating the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program , which provides money for a variety of community development and anti-poverty programs, including Meals on Wheels, according to CNN . (more...)
Ivanka Trump to get West Wing office, access to classified information Ivanka Trump to get West Wing office, access to classified information
- March 22, 2017

So she acknowledges that there is literally no modern precedent for this situation occurring, but it's going to be all cool because she will act like a government employee must, out of the goodness of her heart. The company confirmed that sales have been up since February, and some experts say that's likely because of her brand's bump in publicity. What do you think about the attempt to ban Ivanka Trump clothing from California and the class action lawsuit in general? She's ... (more...)
Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101 in NY Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101 in NY
- March 21, 2017

But he was also born into great wealth as a grandson of John D. Rockefeller, who was the founder of the Standard Oil empire and America's first billionaire. Under Rockefeller, Chase was the first USA bank to open offices in the Soviet Union and China and, in 1974, the first to open an office in Egypt after the Suez crisis of 1956. (more...)
Contaminated Meat and Govt Bribes: Fresh Scandal Rocks Brazil Contaminated Meat and Govt Bribes: Fresh Scandal Rocks Brazil
- March 21, 2017

The news was met with anger and frustration in Brazil, which is already reeling from corruption scandals affecting the highest echelons of government. Analysts fear the latest scandal will significantly affect Brazil's meat exports. "We are major importers of Chilean products: fish, fruit and other products, and Brazilians demand that we should erect barriers". (more...)
Google Apologizes for Ads Appearing Alongside Offensive Content Google Apologizes for Ads Appearing Alongside Offensive Content
- March 21, 2017

Both Facebook and Google had to investigate how their online ad networks helped support such low-quality sites, and advertisers started applying more scrutiny to where their ads showed up. "As an organisation we conduct extensive work with our clients to develop brand safety protocols at the brand level, which will positively influence all their activities". (more...)
Middle Eastern Airlines Report Sudden US Ban On Laptops And Electronic Devices
- March 21, 2017

At least two Middle Eastern airlines are telling passengers that laptops, tablet computers and other electronic devices are no longer allowed as carry-on items in flights headed to the U.S., citing orders from USA authorities. Royal Jordanian's tweet says the restrictions will apply to its flights to New York John F Kennedy, Chicago O'Hare, Detroit and Montreal . So far, only Royal Jordanian Airlines has tweeted about (and subsequently deleted its message). (more...)
Prices fall on fears of United States drillers counteracting OPEC cuts Prices fall on fears of United States drillers counteracting OPEC cuts
- March 21, 2017

It showed that hedge funds decreased their net long positions in US WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil contracts by 86,784 contracts to 288,774 contracts in the week ending March 14, 2017-compared to the previous week. "If you make it through this next OPEC compliance meeting and we don't have further jawboning by the Saudis and Russian Federation, or more compliance, I think that you have room to grow on the short side, which is worrisome", Brent Belote, founder of Cayler Capital LLC, ... (more...)
US Supports Fair Trade But Rejects Ban on Protectionism US Supports Fair Trade But Rejects Ban on Protectionism
- March 21, 2017

For Washington, the watered-down language that emerged in their communiqué ensures the US can still use sanctions or other policy tools to punish trade partners and thwart economic policies the Trump administration believes to be unfair. Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday. African Ministers from Côte d'Ivoire, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia were invited to the G20, where they each delivered presentations on their country's macroeconomic environment, reform initiatives and investment ... (more...)
New healthcare plan still not ready to replace New healthcare plan still not ready to replace
- March 20, 2017

Our elected officials have stated Medicare will not be changed, and health care coverage for Medicare eligible is assured. Prior to Obamacare I had the unfortunate need to take a loved one to the emergency room of various local hospitals. (more...)
JC Penney stores closing in Alabama JC Penney stores closing in Alabama
- March 20, 2017

Macy's announced it is closing as many as 100 locations in coming years and Sears is closing 42 locations. It once shared a building with a grocery store that closed years ago. The closures include eight stores each in Texas and Minnesota and seven stores a piece in Pennsylvania, Illinois and MI. Some locations, like Ottumwa, Iowa, a former mining town of almost 25,000 people, have had a J.C. (more...)
Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARLZ) Hits Multi-Year Lows Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARLZ) Hits Multi-Year Lows
- March 19, 2017

If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved ticked up 2.69% to end the day at $2.67. Analyst's mean target price for ARLZ is $8.75 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.00. Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARLZ) Director Arthur S. Kirsch acquired 45,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 15th. (more...)