• All eyes on OPEC as Trump gripes over prices
All eyes on OPEC as Trump gripes over prices

Official U.S. production and inventory data is due to be published on Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration . Meanwhile, Nigeria's oil exports are expected to fall in July to just 1.43 million bpd, loading plans showed on Monday, the lowest level so far this year, according to Reuters .

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  • Chinese stocks down as United States tariffs loom, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories
Chinese stocks down as United States tariffs loom, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

Beijing has warned that it is ready to respond. It is not clear when President Trump will activate the measures, but rising Sino-US trade tensions will put more pressure on China's economy, which is starting to show signs of cooling after a multi-year crackdown on riskier lending.

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  • Domino's Is Literally Paving Sh*tty Roads to Protect Pizza
Domino's Is Literally Paving Sh*tty Roads to Protect Pizza

They filled in eight holes, and at the end of a hard day's work they shared a couple of pizzas. In Milford, Domino's said its crew helped fix 40 potholes on 10 roads in 10 hours. The campaign, Paving for Pizza , is already at work in Athens, Ga.; Bartonville, Tex.; Burbank, Calif.; and Milford, Del. That includes $2 trillion for roads alone.

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  • Wendy's, Denny's and more trolling IHOP over burger announcement
Wendy's, Denny's and more trolling IHOP over burger announcement

Evidently, the all-day breakfast chain is moving into more traditional lunch and dinner fare. "The whole goal of this effort was to convince people that we were just as serious about our burgers as we are about our pancakes, ' Haley said".

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  • Time Warner merger with AT&T gets judge's approval
Time Warner merger with AT&T gets judge's approval

The companies' CEOs, AT&T's Randall Stephenson and Jeffrey Bewkes of Time Warner Inc., testified in support of the deal. Comcast reportedly is looking to make an offer to purchase 21st Century Fox the day after AT&T's merger comes into play.

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  • Kim Singapore summit: All the latest updates
Kim Singapore summit: All the latest updates

The standard thinking goes that he needs quick help to stabilize and then rebuild an economy that has suffered amid a decades-long pursuit of nuclear bombs, and that the North Koreans see a unique chance to win concessions, legitimacy and protection from a meeting with a highly unconventional USA president who's willing to consider options past A...

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  • FIFA Ban Ghana FA President
FIFA Ban Ghana FA President

Before the last World Cup in Brazil in 2014, Nyantakyi was accused of signing a $170,000-deal for Ghana to play in a friendly organised by match fixers. "Government will soon announce provisional measures to govern football activity in the country until a new body is duly formed". Asiamah said the decision had been a hard one to take, and is aw...

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  • Kim has a 'one-time shot'
Kim has a 'one-time shot'

Three years of bloodshed ended on July 27, 1953, but the war technically continues today because instead of a difficult-to-negotiate peace treaty, military officers for the USA -led United Nations , North Korea and China signed an armistice that halted the fighting.

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  • Commerce Secretary says U.S. has deal with China to resurrect ZTE
Commerce Secretary says U.S. has deal with China to resurrect ZTE

ZTE previous year settled criminal and civil charges in connection with its violation of USA sanctions on Iran and North Korea. Early reports claimed that ZTE had already signed an agreement with the U.S. The company has 20 US offices or research centers and has sponsored five National Basketball Association teams. That was a potential death bl...

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  • Hack of DNA Website Exposes Data From 92 Million Accounts
Hack of DNA Website Exposes Data From 92 Million Accounts

Our Information Security Team received the file from the security researcher, reviewed it, and confirmed that its contents originated from MyHeritage and included all the email addresses of users who signed up to MyHeritage up to October 26, 2017, and their hashed passwords.

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  • 20% tariff on pork imports among measures that take effect today
20% tariff on pork imports among measures that take effect today

Canada has also announced plans to retaliate with tariffs of up to 25% on almost $13 billion of United States products, set to take effect on July 1. News agency Reuters said that the retaliatory tariffs could "have political implications in some hotly contested races" in the United States midterm elections in November, in which the Republican ...

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  • Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Not Make Electric Motorcycles
Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Not Make Electric Motorcycles

The vote comes at the behest of an individual shareholder, Jing Zhao of Concord, California, who owned just 12 shares of Tesla stock - allowing him to attend the meeting and propose a vote on the issue of the chairman seat. Musk spoke at the company's shareholder meeting on Tuesday and suggested the vehicle may not even have a steering wheel. "...

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  • UC commerce chief in Beijing for talks on tariffs
UC commerce chief in Beijing for talks on tariffs

The president took to Twitter on Saturday to defend his aggressive trade policies. "Even though some buyers wanted to buy from the USA, we dared not sell". With Washington set to unveil the final list of Chinese products targeted by tariffs on June 15, time is running short for the two sides to avoid the first salvo in the trade war.

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  • Roseanne Barr blames her racist tweet on sleeping pills
Roseanne Barr blames her racist tweet on sleeping pills

A reluctant John Goodman took a cautious route with a cameraman who asked him Wednesday about Roseanne Barr's racist tweets and the cancellation of ABC's Roseanne , in which he plays Dan Conner. "We talk around this all the time, but after Charlottesville", Schmidt continued, "When you go down to Alabama and you do the National Footbal...

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  • How Trump's pre-jobs report tweet moved the market
How Trump's pre-jobs report tweet moved the market

President Trump's enthusiastic tweet before the release of Friday's jobs report may have breached a rule created to safeguard and depoliticize market-moving financial data issued by the federal government. The May jobs numbers, released Friday morning, were excellent. The information is protected so carefully that the chairman of the White House Co...

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  • Vermont will pay remote workers $10000 to move there
Vermont will pay remote workers $10000 to move there

But there can be tax implications for living in one state and working in another. Picturesque Vermont has a shrinking population and this effort is targeted at changing those demographics. To be eligible, a person must move to Vermont after January 1, 2019, be a full-time employee for an out-of-state business, and work primarily from home or a ...

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  • Not Yet A War, But Ohio Seeing Tariff Effects Of 'Trade Skirmish'
Not Yet A War, But Ohio Seeing Tariff Effects Of 'Trade Skirmish'

May said the U.S. should immediately rethink its decision, in what seems to be her first comment since the imposition of the tariff 24 hours ago. Canada, the largest supplier of steel to the United States, will impose tariffs covering USD12.8 billion on USA imports, including whiskey, orange juice, steel, aluminium and other products.

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association won't replace banned Saudi World Cup referee
Federation Internationale de Football Association won't replace banned Saudi World Cup referee

US President Donald Trump's controversial remarks about African countries could have a negative impact on the joint United States, Mexico and Canada bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The bug is quite weird as the game runs fine if you play it with your secondary account. And EA sports , like the last two tournaments, has made its own prediction ab...

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  • You can get free doughnuts Friday
You can get free doughnuts Friday

Papa John's Pizza: The pizza joint is offering free donut holes with all online orders. Krispy Kreme: Doughnut lovers can head over to doughnut all-star Krispy Kreme for a free doughnut of their choice - no purchase necessary. Just walk in the door and presto: A free classic donut (bare, cinnamon sugar or brown sugar) is yours! Burger Kin...

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  • Elon Musk blames tough government rules for no Tesla in India
Elon Musk blames tough government rules for no Tesla in India

The organization noted the Model 3 required 152 feet (46.3 meters) to stop from 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) and this was 7 feet (2.1 meters) longer than the Ford F-150. While the Model 3 is now recommended, the magazine still had issues with the vehicle's ride, wind noise and uncomfortable rear seat. Musk tweeted his appreciation to Consum...

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  • Google and Facebook are already accused of breaking GDPR laws
Google and Facebook are already accused of breaking GDPR laws

Second, PR. The world can now see exactly how careful countries are required to be when it comes to handling the personal data of European Union citizens. Schrems has been fighting Facebook over data protection for nearly a decade. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been granted new powers to act swiftly when people's data ...

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  • US Surgeon General helps save passenger's life aboard flight headed to Atlanta
US Surgeon General helps save passenger's life aboard flight headed to Atlanta

He said the person is now doing well. When the call went out for a doctor on board, the USA surgeon general says he gladly stepped in to help with a medical emergency on a commercial flight. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Claude Brunson, UMMC senior adviser to the vice chancellor for external affairs and fellow anesthesiologist, who extende...

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  • Ethics Office Refers Trump's Porn-Star Hush Money To US Prosecutors
Ethics Office Refers Trump's Porn-Star Hush Money To US Prosecutors

That letter was written in response to a complaint from a watchdog organization, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , which said that Trump should have reported the payments to Cohen in last year's disclosures. "No One Likes Michael Avenatti ", after prosecutors pushed back against Avenatti's attempt to file a motion to ...

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  • Deputies conclude investigation into young girl attacked by bear
Deputies conclude investigation into young girl attacked by bear

Her mother said she heard her screaming and went outside. The mother screamed at the bear, which dropped the girl. An officer killed the bear at about 9:30 p.m. "No injuries to her brain or chest organs or abdominal organs and no fractures". Wildlife officials say bear attacks are rare in that area. "Fortunately, she had no life-threatening...

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  • Pompeo describes what it was like meeting Kim Jong Un
Pompeo describes what it was like meeting Kim Jong Un

North Korea's nuclear weapons should be dismantled and sent to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee if Kim wants to see a relaxation of sanctions, John Bolton said during an interview on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. Pressed in a separate interview on whether the USA would seek regime change, Pompeo said "only time will tell how these n...

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  • Tesla driver says she slammed into fire truck on Autopilot
Tesla driver says she slammed into fire truck on Autopilot

Police in a Salt Lake City suburb say it's not immediately known whether a Tesla Model S sedan's semi-autonomous Autopilot driving system was in use when it rear-ended a truck apparently without braking before impact at approximately 60 miles per hour.

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  • United States retailer Gap sorry for T-shirt's
United States retailer Gap sorry for T-shirt's "erroneous" China map

Gap's apology comes as China has been increasing efforts to police language used to describe Chinese-claimed territories such as Taiwan . The photo of the Gap tee was snapped inside a store in Canada , and The People's Daily , the official newspaper of the Communist Party, tweeted a photo with the "correct" version of the map.

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  • 'Be Cool!': Trump Offers Words Of Wisdom On Trade Talks With China
'Be Cool!': Trump Offers Words Of Wisdom On Trade Talks With China

The news came less than a month after the US Commerce Department banned ZTE from buying US-made components, such as semiconductors, for seven years, effectively wrecking its supply chain. The conciliatory move quickly came under fire, with critics pointing out the administration was acting to rescue a firm that United States intelligence officials ...

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  • Oil, energy stocks lift Wall St after US quits Iran deal
Oil, energy stocks lift Wall St after US quits Iran deal

Rising oil prices just passed another milestone. Brent crude oil touched its highest since November 2014 on Wednesday, up $2.19 a barrel, or 2.9% at $77.04 USA late in the morning session. The global benchmark crude traded at a $6.44 premium to July WTI. Under the 2015 agreement, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in return for ...

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  • Bill Gates would bet against Bitcoin
Bill Gates would bet against Bitcoin

Gates says that his problem with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is when they're viewed as an asset class because they don't "produce anything". Munger went after the popular cryptocurrency at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting on Saturday, calling it a "turd", adding that trading cryptocurrencies is "just dementia".

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  • Solar Panel Requirement For New California Homes Clears Hurdle
Solar Panel Requirement For New California Homes Clears Hurdle

Before the mandate, about 15,000 new homes are built in California each year with solar installations. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed the climate change bill in 2015 despite intense lobbying by the oil industry. Already, the news has been a boon for solar developers such as Sunrun, Vivint Solar and First Solar. In March, median home prices c...

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  • Bitcoin falls after billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett say this
Bitcoin falls after billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett say this

Speaking during a CNBC program on April 5, both men shared their thoughts on bitcoin . Berkshire Hathaway owns See's sweets. He said: "As a class of asset, you aren't producing anything so you should not just expect it to go up". After a long list of negative criticisms leveled at the number cryptocurrency by Buffet, this is the latest. Cl...

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  • Japanese Takeda to acquire Shire for $62bn
Japanese Takeda to acquire Shire for $62bn

On Tuesday, Takeda pledged to quickly reduce the debt and maintain the company's investment grade credit reading. Yet buying Shire is a stretch for the much smaller Takeda, which will borrow $30.85 billion from J.P. The total deal is consistent with Takeda's fifth proposal and values Dublin-based Shire at 49.01 pounds, or about $66.21, per ...

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  • How Many Spirent Communications plc (LON:SPT)'s Analysts Are Bearish?
How Many Spirent Communications plc (LON:SPT)'s Analysts Are Bearish?

Wms Ltd Liability Company invested in 261,845 shares. Mufg Americas Hldg reported 543 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Earnest Prtnrs Ltd reported 213 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The firm has "Add" rating given on Wednesday, November 22 by Numis Securities. The firm has "Buy" rating by Liberum Capital given on Monday, January 15.

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  • US Stocks Decline as Fed Keeps Rates Steady
US Stocks Decline as Fed Keeps Rates Steady

Markets strongly expect the Fed to lift its target range for the federal funds rate again by another quarter-point to 1.75 to 2 per cent at its next meeting on June 12-13. The economy and inflation are heating up because of a global upswing and US President Donald Trump's tax cuts. The euro was on a roll, with the European Central Bank looking set ...

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  • Trump Embraces the NRA, Abandoning Flirtation With Gun Control
Trump Embraces the NRA, Abandoning Flirtation With Gun Control

Mr Trump has long enjoyed strong backing from the NRA, which spent about 30 million United States dollars (£22 million) supporting his presidential campaign. Trump's appearance comes after he temporarily strayed from NRA dogma opposing stronger gun control after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida , earlier this year - only to return...

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  • Former VW boss Martin Winterkorn charged with conspiracy and fraud
Former VW boss Martin Winterkorn charged with conspiracy and fraud

The indictment alleges that Winterkorn conspired with company executives and employees to violate the Clean Air Act and defraud the USA and customers living there by falsely claiming that its "clean diesel" vehicles met United States emissions requirements.

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  • Boy Scouts to Officially Drop 'Boy' From Name to Welcome Girls
Boy Scouts to Officially Drop 'Boy' From Name to Welcome Girls

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee deemed the Boy Scouts "effectively dead," adding that the Boy Scouts gave young men "an identity" and "there really is a difference between boys and girls and the way they think and the way they grow up".

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  • Walmart set to acquire 73 percent stake in Flipkart, edges Amazon
Walmart set to acquire 73 percent stake in Flipkart, edges Amazon

Factor Daily reported sources as saying that Walmart , that had put Flipkart's value at at least $22 billion, will be spending at least $14.6 billion in the acquisition. Amazon said it does not offer comments on rumours and speculation, and Flipkart did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokesman for Walmart declined to ...

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  • U.S. crude rises on concern over Iran sanctions, Venezuelan output
U.S. crude rises on concern over Iran sanctions, Venezuelan output

U.S. President Donald Trump has until May 12 to decide whether to restore the sanctions on Iran that were lifted after an agreement over its disputed nuclear programme. Growing U.S. crude production and stockpiles have weighed on the market. Gasoline futures rose 0.1 percent to settle at $2.1292 a gallon on Monday, the highest since August.

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  • Sainsbury's and Asda merger 'must be investigated'
Sainsbury's and Asda merger 'must be investigated'

The Qatar Investment Authority, which in the past has tried to buy Sainsbury's , is now the supermarket group's biggest shareholder with a 22 percent stake. The source said Mike Coupe, Sainsbury's chief executive, would lead the combined group. Tim Roache, general secretary of the GMB union, said: "Our first priority is to safeguard the job of...

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  • Starbucks manager leaves company after calling police on two black men
Starbucks manager leaves company after calling police on two black men

Starbucks is trying to ramp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia . Starbucks has also revealed that the manager who called the cops is no longer employed by the company.

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  • Tom Brokaw Slams Sexual Misconduct Claims as
Tom Brokaw Slams Sexual Misconduct Claims as "Sensational"

Longtime NBC News journalist Tom Brokaw is rebutting allegations that he sexually harassed and tried to forcibly kiss a former colleague in the 1990s. She also mentioned she was Catholic as a way of rebuffing his advances. Brokaw, who has been married since 1962 and retired from the media giant 14 years ago, denies the allegations.

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  • Boeing (BA) Position Cut by Bridgecreek Investment Management LLC
Boeing (BA) Position Cut by Bridgecreek Investment Management LLC

Funds holding Boeing Co in top 10 increased from 122 to 126 for an increase of 4. It dived, as 65 investors sold BA shares while 614 reduced holdings. Moreover, United Fire Group Inc has purchased 7.22% in it. Cacti Asset Management Llc disclosed 257,238 shares in (NYSE:BA). Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $12.17 million ac...

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  • Deutsche Bank and Barclays: Trans-Atlantic Drift
Deutsche Bank and Barclays: Trans-Atlantic Drift

Now, more than ever, is the time to take action, the bank's chief financial officer said Thursday. The manager commented in the note informing the markets of the change of course adding: "there is no time to waste because the current return for our shareholders is not acceptable ".

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  • First Windrush, now Brexit: Amber Rudd skips from one blunder to another
First Windrush, now Brexit: Amber Rudd skips from one blunder to another

Ms Rudd's appearance in the Commons followed an appearance before the home affairs select committee, where she was asked whether her department had regional targets, after an immigration union official claimed they existed. She has now admitted to "local targets" for "internal performance management" but said she had not known about them. After h...

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  • Earnings reports lift stocks; 10-year yield hits 3 percent
Earnings reports lift stocks; 10-year yield hits 3 percent

While its a bit early for investors to pack in the consensus short dollar view, the weaker shorts are indeed getting pared as the USD is showing some vigour tracking US Bond yields higher. Not all investors were ready to seize on the 10-year's move as the spark to shift money around, especially in the midst of a corporate earnings season that is ...

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  • Top Banking panel Democrat calls on Mulvaney to resign after lobbyist remarks
Top Banking panel Democrat calls on Mulvaney to resign after lobbyist remarks

Tuesday, he met with lobbyists and executives from the banking industry, promising further steps to gut regulations to prevent them from cheating customers. "Banks and payday lenders already have armies of lobbyists on their sides a they don't need one more ". "Read the transcript for yourself", Czarnecki said.

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  • Comcast's €25bn bid for Sky sees Murdoch's Fox dropped
Comcast's €25bn bid for Sky sees Murdoch's Fox dropped

Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, said it was delighted to be formalising its offer. Following the formal bid from Comcast, independent directors at Sky said they were withdrawing their recommendation that shareholders accept the competing offer from Fox.

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  • Ford accelerates cost-cutting plan, will drop most U.S. sedans
Ford accelerates cost-cutting plan, will drop most U.S. sedans

To date, the company has been testing its self-driving technology on its Fusion sedan cars , but Ford told Quartz that it plans to develop an entirely new vehicle, unlike anything it's released to date, for when it starts producing autonomous vehicles for consumers-which the company says it'll be ready to do in 2021.

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