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Trump Asks Appeals Court to Let Travel Ban Take Effect Trump Asks Appeals Court to Let Travel Ban Take Effect
- March 29, 2017

A group of 13 states have come out in support of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban [text]. The brief also states the executive order was issued because of security concerns, not religious discrimination, because the six countries listed all have Muslim-majority populations. (more...)
Sensex down 153 points in late morning trade Sensex down 153 points in late morning trade
- March 29, 2017

President Donald Trump's economic growth agenda and worries about a hard Brexit sapped investors appetite for risk. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 59.75 points or 0.66% at 9,104.95. "Global headwinds on account of (Donald) Trump's failure on USA healthcare bill has kept market across the world under the selling mode, including India". (more...)
US Home Prices Rose in January By Most in 2½ Years US Home Prices Rose in January By Most in 2½ Years
- March 29, 2017

An index tied to sale prices of single-family homes in the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area was up 3.9 percent in January from a year before. The consensus estimate was for an increase of 0.8% month-on-month. National home prices continue to edge higher as tight supplies and continued uptrend in home sales push prices higher. Prices rose over the month in 19 cities seasonally adjusted, Case-Shiller said. (more...)
Fate of "Fearless Girl" statue determined
- March 28, 2017

An online petition was started to keep the "Fearless Girl" statue on Wall Street permanently. Ron O'Hanley, president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors. Others, however, see her as little more than an ad. Ginia Bellafante, who writes the Big City column for The New York Times, called the statue "an exercise in corporate imaging". (more...)
US, Britain, France and others skip United Nations talks to ban nuclear weapons
- March 28, 2017

Haley spoke in a group of some 20 ambassadors from U.S. allies who are boycotting the negotiations, including Britain, France and South Korea, Turkey and a number of countries from eastern Europe. They say recent world developments, including North Korea's standoff with the West and the unpredictability of the foreign policy of the new U.S. administration, have raised concerns about a nuclear conflict. (more...)
The Las Vegas Raiders are now officially a thing The Las Vegas Raiders are now officially a thing
- March 28, 2017

Pictured: The betting line and some of the almost 400 proposition bets for Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos are displayed at the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on February 2, 2016 in Las Vegas. (more...)
Kremlin critic Navalny gets 15 days for protest
- March 28, 2017

The police crackdown stopped "the exercise of basic freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly - which are fundamental rights enshrined in the Russian constitution", the EU's said on Monday. What has the Kremlin said? The United States and the European Union voiced deep concern about the detentions, with the State Department describing them as an "affront to democracy". (more...)
As Coalition Forces Beseige Raqqa, ISIS Projects Image of Calm As Coalition Forces Beseige Raqqa, ISIS Projects Image of Calm
- March 28, 2017

Bolstered by air strikes and military advisers from the US-led coalition, SDF units are approaching Tabqa from the south via the airport and via the north near the IS-held dam. The American military supported their move on the dam using Apache attack helicopters, M777 and Himars artillery pieces, and U.S. Special Operations forces, according to Col. (more...)
Rand Paul cheers conservatives' blockade of Obamacare repeal
- March 27, 2017

And after almost three full months into the year, he now has to face a head-on a challenge that is likely to haunt his tenure as speaker for the foreseeable future: seemingly irreconcilable differences among his fellow Republicans. So if we couldn't pass a 2017 budget and this happens today, how are we going to pass a 2018 budget?" he said. Trump said tax reform would be next. "I'm going to come after you", Trump warned Meadows with a smile. (more...)
Accenture plc (ACN) has current market capitalization of $5.27 billion $74.91 Billion Accenture plc (ACN) has current market capitalization of $5.27 billion $74.91 Billion
- March 27, 2017

Accenture PLC has 622,630,000 shares outstanding at the moment which are trading around 120.06 bringing Accenture PLC's market capitalisation to 74.75B United States dollars. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 59.50% and return on investment was 58.10% while its return on asset stayed at 21.90%. (more...)
Rep. Pete King: Trump Needs Dems Against Freedom Caucus Rep. Pete King: Trump Needs Dems Against Freedom Caucus
- March 27, 2017

If there is one thing that President Donald Trump hates it is losing and on Friday while he was introspective after losing on his repeal and replacement of Obamacare . Trump posted a video on Twitter Thursday asking people to get behind the plan. Trump added that the legislation was "terrific" and "you're going to be very, very happy". (more...)
Bulgaria's center-right leader says will form next coalition government Bulgaria's center-right leader says will form next coalition government
- March 27, 2017

Direct BSP-GERB coalition for now was impossible and any other double coalition was not sufficient, so it would be extremely hard to form a government, he said. In between the BSP was in power for barely a year. Chief of the socialists, Kornelia Ninova , has vowed to improve ties with Russian Federation, even if it poses problems for relations with Bulgaria's European Union partners. (more...)
Meal program for homebound seniors hopes to avoid budget chopping block
- March 27, 2017

Last year, its meal programs combined served more than 50,000 meals over a 4,600 square-mile area. It plans to use the money to fund awareness campaigns, among other things. Even at current federal funding levels, some Meals on Wheels programs are struggling to meet demand. The other argument flung against Meals on Wheels is that it is a program that doesn't work. (more...)
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
- 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'
- 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
- 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
- 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...)