Finance


Asian shares step back as investors ponder stimulus outlook
- July 10, 2016

But Hong Kong's Hang Seng retreated 0.8 per cent. Imports were up 2 percent through May, meaning an increase in the politically sensitive US trade deficit. The Aussie initially fell half a U.S. cent to $0.7470 after Standard and Poor's cut the country's outlook to negative from stable citing a need for fiscal fix. (more...)
Hamilton takes pole in last qualifying lap at British GP
- July 10, 2016

Rosberg showed no signs of any serious disadvantage after his engine leak on Friday, and was soon into his stride while Hamilton was selective in the timing of his laps. The rule exists to help reduce the risk of accidents caused by slow drivers interfering with others on fast laps. "I didn't think there was anything that needed to be cleared up anyway. (more...)
At Bangor Rally, Trump Takes Aim at Trade Deals, Clinton
- July 10, 2016

Indeed, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - a pro-business organization that nearly always backs the GOP - publicly rebuked his position on Tuesday. "In fact, that could be a Mexican plane up there - they're getting ready to attack", he joked. (more...)
US Jobs Surge in June
- July 10, 2016

Quashing worries that job growth was flagging, the government on Friday reported that employers increased payrolls by 287,000 in June. While April's number was recently revised up, from 123,000 to 144,000, the number of jobs added in May was revised down, from 38,000 to just 11,000. (more...)
Kenney's exit from federal politics to have domino effect on Tory leadership
- July 10, 2016

The committee is now slated to kick off its investigation into alternate voting systems with a 90 minute appearance by Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef on Wednesday in Ottawa, which is right about when Kenney is expected to announce his intentions towards the provincial Progressive Conservative leadership during a press conference in Calgary. (more...)
Senate passes GMO labeling legislation Senate passes GMO labeling legislation
- July 10, 2016

But as Harvest Public Media's Peggy Lowe reports, it's still a food fight. “The Roberts-Stabenow bill will undermine the strong GMO labeling law that went into effect July 1 in Vermont, ” Sanders wrote in the letter. Opponents have listed other supposed loopholes, arguing , for instance, that the ambiguous language could let GM corn off scot-free. "We give three choices on food that contain GMOs, not voluntary, but a mandatory labeling system". (more...)
Cuba announcement includes good news for Seattle travelers
- July 10, 2016

In addition to Seattle-based Alaska, flights were awarded to American , Delta , Frontier, JetBlue , Southwest , Spirit and United . Once final approval from Cuba is assured the USA airlines will fly to Havana from New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Newark, Charlotte, Houston and Atlanta . (more...)
Stock index futures cautiously higher ahead of crucial jobs data Stock index futures cautiously higher ahead of crucial jobs data
- July 10, 2016

It was the highest total in eight months, wiping out expectations that the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates in the coming months. The major catalyst for the equity market was the strong jobs report. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.37 percent from 1.39 percent. Oil prices rose for the second straight day as U.S. crude oil inventories fell and the dollar weakened. (more...)
Gold Extends Drop After U.S. Payrolls Rise More Than Expected
- July 10, 2016

The gains in June largely offset a very disappointing jobs report in May, when the economy added just 38,000 jobs. Even with June's success, though, the labor market still averaged only 147,000 new job additions over the last three months, which is well shy of the 200,000-plus pace employers maintained at the end of 2015. (more...)
Duterte optimistic of favorable sea ruling Duterte optimistic of favorable sea ruling
- July 09, 2016

The People's Daily , the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) has released a series of 10 English- language videos on YouTube on July 1, in which scholars and political personnel from Singapore, Malaysia and China voiced opinions on the SCS issue that are similar to the Chinese government's stance. (more...)
Hamilton fastest as Rosberg hits trouble
- July 09, 2016

It had been feared that Mercedes would introduce team orders in the fall-out of the Spielberg crash which boss Toto Wolff described as "brainless". Lewis Hamilton will be gunning for a hat-trick of victories on home soil in Sunday's British Grand Prix, a feat that will be sure to send an expected 135,000-strong crowd of his fans into raptures and see the triple champion join a select group of his compatriots. (more...)
Wenonah Hauter: Senate Passes GMO Bill Stripping Away Transparency in Labels
- July 09, 2016

Senate has passed on Thursday a federal law that would require the labelling of foods that contain ingredients from genetically modified crops. Anti-GMO advocates have criticized the bill for not being transparent enough by simply stating, as the Vermont law requires, "Produced with genetic engineering". (more...)
Ronaldo hopes for tears of joy in Euro final Ronaldo hopes for tears of joy in Euro final
- July 09, 2016

Wales will face Austria, Serbia and the Republic of Ireland in qualification Group D to reach the World Cup in Russian Federation in two years' time, with the aspiration to capitalise on their performance at Euro 2016 by becoming regulars at major tournaments. (more...)
New look, new rules for Kentucky Speedway NASCAR race
- July 09, 2016

Add in some rain that set the field by owner points and potential tire issues that arose during the XFINITY Series race, and Saturday night's Quaker State 400 could be full of surprises. Since the crash occurred before time trials on Friday evening, Johnson will be able to start where he qualifies. Matt Kenseth, who won the 2013 race that escaped Johnson, has finished 6th, 7th, 1st, 4th and 5th at Kentucky. (more...)
Pepe rejoins Portugal group training for Euro final Pepe rejoins Portugal group training for Euro final
- July 09, 2016

Xavi, 36, won the competition in 2008 and 2012 with La Roja during an worldwide career that also included a 2010 World Cup win. Defender Bacary Sagna, who is set to start against Portugal on Sunday, was also part of that campaign. Pepe missed the semi-final match against Wales with a thigh injury, and Portugal had worries that he still wouldn't be match fit if they made it to the final. (more...)
Canada Post Agrees To 30-Day Extension As Requested By Postal Union
- July 09, 2016

Canada Post said it has agreed to voluntarily submit to binding arbitration as an opportunity for both parties to reach an acceptable resolution. If you're expecting mail from Canada or plan to send something there, you may see some problems. (more...)
WWE Spoilers: Brock Lesnar's SummerSlam opponent revealed!
- July 09, 2016

Out of all the fights on this card, the two elite Featherweight title contenders are the most evenly matched. In fact, several fighters (including Mir ) are picking the Super Samoan because of his devastating knockout ability, and Fox Sports recently sat down with Hunt to go over his five best. (more...)
NATO leaders wary of Russian intentions
- July 09, 2016

US troops will continue to pursue two narrow missions: First, the United States will maintain a counterterrorism capability in Afghanistan to target the remnants of al Qaida, ISIL-K, and other terrorist groups in the region. Obama's announcement was followed by a statement from UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, who confirmed early Saturday that additional British troops would be sent to Eastern Europe to help bolster NATO's defensive capabilities, part of a broader scheme to "deter ... (more...)
Donald Trump's Opposition To Trade Deals Fuels Internal Party Opposition
- July 09, 2016

He's hitting back against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a typical Republican ally, for criticizing a speech he made on trade yesterday. At an old Pennsylvania steel mill - reborn as an aluminum recycling plant - Trump railed against the trade deficit with China and said , as president, he would instruct the Treasury Department to label China a "currency manipulator". (more...)
Hoverboards Recalled! Swagway X1 Model, Hovertrax, Back To The Future & More Hoverboards Recalled! Swagway X1 Model, Hovertrax, Back To The Future & More
- July 09, 2016

The recall comes after months of safety warnings and fires caused by the high-tech gadget. This has lead to the CPSC forcing a recall on many companies producing the gadgets and selling them in the United Kingdom, which could lead to as many as half a million being recalled. (more...)
US economy rebounds with June hiring surge of 287000 US economy rebounds with June hiring surge of 287000
- July 09, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient us economy recovering from a slump early in the year. Still, the data will provide some critical insight into the US economy's health. The June hiring surge, reported Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics , far exceeded projections. (more...)
U.S. Economy Adds 287000 Jobs In June, Exceeding Expectations U.S. Economy Adds 287000 Jobs In June, Exceeding Expectations
- July 09, 2016

An unexpectedly grim employment report in May, combined with Britain's vote to leave the European Union, had fanned wider worries that the USA economy was in danger of stalling. May's payroll gain - the smallest since September 2010 - in part reflected the loss of 35,100 Verizon workers, who were excluded from the count while on a month-long strike. (more...)
US job market surges in June
- July 09, 2016

Analysts have forecast that employers added a solid 180,000 jobs last month, according FactSet, an information service. The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for April was revised from +123,000 to +144,000, and the change for May was revised from +38,000 to +11,000. (more...)
Pistorius jailed for six years for murdering his girlfriend
- July 09, 2016

Pistorius, 29, will be eligible for parole after he serves half his sentence and he was immediately taken to prison after the hearing on Wednesday. The same judge originally convicted Pistorius of manslaughter in 2014 after months of hearings, but an appeals court reversed the ruling to murder a year ago, leading to Wednesday's sentencing. (more...)
History calls as Serena and Kerber face off in final
- July 09, 2016

If German left-hander Kerber adds Wimbledon's Venus Rosewater Dish to her Australian Open title, then she will be the owner of two slams yet stand adrift of Williams , who will be the holder of none, on the WTA computer. It's an intimidating position to be in, but the fourth-ranked German has one thing going for her: she's been here once before, and she handled it just fine. (more...)