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Brexit: Ireland still 'an issue' while EU, UK agree on transition deal Brexit: Ireland still 'an issue' while EU, UK agree on transition deal
- March 19, 2018

Britain had hoped the Council would herald the start of substantive trade talks as well, but Mr Tusk has said they cannot begin until the United Kingdom agrees the draft text of the divorce agreement - which is being delayed by a failure to set out how the United Kingdom can both ensure there is no border in Ireland and leave the customs union . (more...)
Micro Focus share price nosedives as group warns on revenue Micro Focus share price nosedives as group warns on revenue
- March 19, 2018

Stephen Murdoch, now Micro Focus' chief operating officer, has become the new CEO. The Newbury-based vendor said in a trading update that the rate of revenue decline has been "greater than anticipated" since posting interim results in January, with the firm now set to miss its revised revenue guidelines in its current financial year, which ends in October. (more...)
Hammerson rejects Klépierre takeover bid in 'less than 24 hours' Hammerson rejects Klépierre takeover bid in 'less than 24 hours'
- March 19, 2018

The deal, which is said to have been a cash and share offer, was nearly immediately rejected by the FTSE 100-listed firm due to being seen as undervaluing the business, the newspaper said. The combined group will be led by Hammerson chief executive David Atkins and Timon Drakesmith, the firm's chief financial officer. However, the move comes at a tough time for Hammerson, which has been relegated to the FTSE 250 Index after seeing its share price slide in response to market concerns over the ... (more...)
2 more IndiGo planes hit by snag, grounded 2 more IndiGo planes hit by snag, grounded
- March 19, 2018

IndiGo's arch rival Spicejet, on the other hand, had last week inked a United States dollars 12.5 billion deal with French major Safran Group for fuel-efficient CFM aircraft engines. There are a few worldwide flights from Muscat and to Sharjah that have been cancelled as well. Also, as both Indigo and GoAir together operate more than 1,200 flights daily on an average, the cancellations may significantly disrupt the summer schedule of a huge number of travellers. (more...)
United flight diverted because pet 'mistakenly' put on plane United flight diverted because pet 'mistakenly' put on plane
- March 19, 2018

United said it offered compensation to all passengers as a result of the diversion. They wanted to keep the dog under the seat - as the airline's policy states - but a member of the cabin crew reportedly refused. The negligent attendant later said she didn't realize there was a dog in the bag. On Tuesday, another case of mistaken canine identity occurred on a United flight, sending a pet owner into a frenzy when she discovered a Great Dane in the place of her German shepherd, Irgo, in a ... (more...)
Alibaba commits to Lazada with fresh $2bn investment Alibaba commits to Lazada with fresh $2bn investment
- March 19, 2018

Online giants first showed their interest in growing their stronghold in South East Easia back in April 2016 with an initial $ 1 billion investment . Lazada has progressed significantly since Alibaba's first investment - which came at a time when the business had been close to running out of money - but the reality in Southeast Asia is that e-commerce in the region is a loss-making industry with plenty of competition. (more...)
New schemes of the iPhone SE 2 confirm its design New schemes of the iPhone SE 2 confirm its design
- March 19, 2018

Past reports have it that the upcoming iPhone SE 2 will be manufactured in India by Wistron - the company which started assembling the current generation iPhone SE in Bengaluru in 2017. It can happen because Apple has tried this with the iPhone 5c and the response was pretty good. Considering that the iPhone X already featured quad HD, this would nearly certainly mean that a 4K resolution iPhone appeared in 2018. (more...)
Miley Cyrus shows support for Parkland students' inspirational single Miley Cyrus shows support for Parkland students' inspirational single
- March 19, 2018

The national school walkout came one month after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida. The event still made an impact, Perez said, because it came within the context of a larger discussion at his school about gun violence. (more...)
Kevin Harvick: Leads Opening Fontana Practice Kevin Harvick: Leads Opening Fontana Practice
- March 19, 2018

Truex won back-to-back poles for the first time in his career Friday, following up his pole in Phoenix with another speedy performance. It's the Auto Club 400 from Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. "I think everybody is extremely confident", Harvick said of his Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford team. Fontana frequently sees wild, 200-mph racing on its grooved, five-wide track, and Harvick is eager to mix it up. (more...)
United flight pit stops to drop off puppy loaded onto wrong plane
- March 19, 2018

Now United is claiming the flight attendant didn't realise the dog was inside the carrier when she placed it in the overhead locker. While there are details of this incident to be investigated, United failed basic tenets of caring and common sense by ordering the dog to be stowed in a compartment without adequate ventilation. (more...)
Arun Jaitley works for crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi Arun Jaitley works for crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi
- March 19, 2018

Continuing his tirade against the BJP and its leadership, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday unleashed an all-out assault by likening them to "Kauravas" and alleging that in the present regime at the Centre, "the corrupt and powerful control the conversation in the country". (more...)
Ford Motor (F) Position Increased by LPL Financial LLC
- March 18, 2018

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has risen 41.13% since March 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. Invesco Ltd decreased its stake in Western Asset Income Fd (PAI) by 84.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) Rating Lowered to Hold at DZ Bank
- March 18, 2018

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY ) has declined 23.19% since March 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.89% the S&P500. Syntal Capital Partners Llc increased its stake in Raytheon Co (RTN) by 195.39% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
AbbVie Inc (ABBV) Stake Lessened by Osborne Partners Capital Management LLC
- March 18, 2018

The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $114.39. Looking ahead at valuations, according to the consensus, the next fiscal year is forecast to bring about 8.69 in total earnings per share. It increased, as 12 investors sold Chimerix, Inc. shares while 25 reduced holdings. Wealthtrust Axiom Llc invested 0.15% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc . (more...)
Google Moves to Ban Ads for Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Google Moves to Ban Ads for Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency
- March 18, 2018

In its updated policy on Wednesday, this decision of banning ads for the cryptocurrency , Initial coin offering and other related content to crypto was made. The current Bitcoin price, as per Coindesk, is $8100, which is not even half of what it was fetching just three months back . Google didn't offer a specific reason for its ban on cryptocurrency advertising, but I would assume that its reasons are similar to Facebook and Twitter . (more...)
CVS Health Corp (CVS) Holdings Raised by Telemus Capital LLC
- March 18, 2018

About 24.40 million shares traded or 11.43% up from the average. It has underperformed by 17.75% the S&P500. Northwest Investment Counselors Llc increased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (CVS) by 19355% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Boris Johnson accuses Russian Federation of stockpiling nerve agent
- March 18, 2018

Chizhov added that Russian Federation had "nothing to do" with the poisoning of former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal , 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, while talking to the BBC's Andrew Marr on his Sunday show. The British government has dismissed the claims as "nonsense", according to the BBC. They are still in critical condition. Retired military intelligence officer Mr Skripal, 66, and Yulia, 33, remain critically ill in hospital after being found slumped on a bench in Salisbury ... (more...)
President Kovind releases commemorative coins on Nabakalebar festival President Kovind releases commemorative coins on Nabakalebar festival
- March 18, 2018

Mohanty, who was accompanying the President during his visit to Srimandir, said, "Setting up of an office of ASI will facilitate proper maintenance of the 12 century shrine. The president also inaugurated the ICT-IOC (Institute of Chemical Technology -Indian Oil Corporation) Bhubaneswar campus and laid the foundation stone of the Skill Development Institute of Oil PSUs . (more...)
Stenson leads by one with DeChambeau and McIlroy lurking Stenson leads by one with DeChambeau and McIlroy lurking
- March 18, 2018

MASTERS favourite Tiger woods will need one of his vintage performances at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday morning if he is to break a US PGA Tour win drought of nearly five years. Whether he runs down the leaders or not, Woods will leave Bay Hill with another solid advancement in his comeback and would have two weeks to prepare for the Masters in April. (more...)
Walmart (WMT) Given a $120.00 Price Target at Bank of America
- March 18, 2018

Wal now has $264.16 billion valuation. Ballentine Partners LLC now owns 19,605 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $1,536,000 after acquiring an additional 6,566 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:WMT). The Ontario - Canada-based Nexus Inv Mngmt has invested 2.62% in Walmart Inc. $158.93 million worth of Walmart Inc. About 12.86 million shares traded or 58.50% up from the average. (more...)
EPS for The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BK) Expected At $0.96
- March 18, 2018

It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Bank of New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK) by 31.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (more...)
North Korean foreign minister visits Sweden amid summit speculation North Korean foreign minister visits Sweden amid summit speculation
- March 18, 2018

Ri Yong Ho, foreign minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), left here on Thursday for Sweden, said its official media Friday. Worldwide media have speculated that Sweden could be a potential location if a summit were to be confirmed. (more...)
United jet diverted due to pet on wrong flight
- March 18, 2018

The dog was dropped off in Akron, Ohio, and was later "safely delivered" to its owner, the airline said, but it is unclear where the reunion took place. "This poor family paid $125 for their pet to be murdered in front of them". The Transportation Department is investigating the incident. According to USA Today , Kara and Joseph Swindle and their two children are moving from Salem to Kansas City. (more...)
More than 70 Heathrow flights cancelled as snow causes havoc in UK More than 70 Heathrow flights cancelled as snow causes havoc in UK
- March 18, 2018

Aer Lingus has cancelled flight EI722 from Cork Airport to London Heathrow which was scheduled to leave at 4pm and EI723 which was due to return from Heathrow at 6.05pm. The Met Office has been forced to issue new "danger to life" warnings as the cold snap sweeps in, bringing bitterly cold temperatures, snow showers and gusty winds. (more...)
MotoGP set for closest 'ever' year as season starts in Qatar MotoGP set for closest 'ever' year as season starts in Qatar
- March 18, 2018

Honda's reigning world champion Marc Marquez was 0.202 slower than Zarco and will start Sunday's night race in the middle of the front row. Dovizioso, who had earlier topped the daytime FP1 session, edged out Pramac Ducati rider Petrucci by 0.006 seconds in the final minutes of the second session. (more...)
Russian Accuses British Prime Minister Russian Accuses British Prime Minister "May" Of Poisoning Ties
- March 18, 2018

Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were exposed to a banned nerve agent - probably manufactured in Russian Federation - in the southern English city of Salisbury last week. British experts said they were both poisoned with nerve agent which was developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. "It is surprising that history of 20th and the early 21st century hasn't taught some persons that it is impossible to speak to Russian Federation on the language of ultimatums". (more...)
NVDA), NiSource Inc. (NYSE — NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ
- March 18, 2018

About 765,258 shares traded or 72.35% up from the average. RBC Capital Markets maintained NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) on Thursday, February 2 with "Outperform" rating. Several research analysts have recently weighed in on NVDA shares. Their revenue meanwhile grew by 1.86% from the last quarter, totaling $2.69 billion. (more...)
SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF
- March 18, 2018

OLD Mission Capital LLC bought a new stake in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF in the fourth quarter valued at $921,000. Pure Financial Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of SPDR S&P International Small Cap during the 4th quarter worth $3,076,000. (more...)
Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in dispute over former spy's poisoning Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in dispute over former spy's poisoning
- March 18, 2018

If the proliferation of chemical weapons in the United Kingdom is analyzed, something that worries us seriously, Russian Federation is willing to cooperate, but it must receive the necessary information from London on the case, she added. "We have nothing against the Russians themselves. There is to be no Russophobia as a result of what has happened", he said. "That fact demonstrates the most telling difference between Britain and Putin: we have friends across the world and he does not". (more...)
Amazon didn't kill Toys R Us. Here's what did Amazon didn't kill Toys R Us. Here's what did
- March 18, 2018

She was saddened, but not surprised, by the news of the impending store closure. The company didn't do enough to emphasize that it was reorganizing but not going out of business, Silver said. "Buying patterns change. How we communicate with products change and they didn't change with that...the world turned on them". A private equity consortium led by KKR Group and including Bain Capital made a leveraged purchase of Toys R Us in 2005, and the company struggled under the debt used for the ... (more...)

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