• Olympics takes primetime as USA goes for the gold
Olympics takes primetime as USA goes for the gold

Four U.S. gold medals have come in the discipline, including from two 17-year-olds in Red Gerard and Chloe Kim . The athletes came from Winter Olympics mainstays like the United States, Austria, Canada , Germany and Switzerland - but Sun Yung-Bin of South Korea emphatically changed that on Friday in South Korea.

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  • Locals take cold plunge for Special Olympics Indiana
Locals take cold plunge for Special Olympics Indiana

Saturday's Plunge was just one of many that Special Olympics Montana hosts throughout the state. LT's group swept the awards and raised $23,295 with the help of teachers and students. This year's event will consist of a costume contest in addition to the plunge itself. All the funds raised going towards the Special Olympics Indiana.

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  • Uber suspends service in Morocco after two years
Uber suspends service in Morocco after two years

Hailing a taxi rarely takes more than a few seconds in major Japanese cities and there has been a relatively sluggish uptake of services like Uber, where consumers order an unlicensed auto via a smartphone app. After years of little action, Japan's lackluster ride-hailing industry is suddenly seeing a lot of activity. Taxi companies may eventuall...

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  • GeekWire: Amazon extends Prime credit card benefits to Whole Foods purchases
GeekWire: Amazon extends Prime credit card benefits to Whole Foods purchases

For non-Prime members, the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature card offers 3 percent back on Amazon and Whole Foods purchases. And if you have the card but are not a Prime member, you'll get 3% back on your Whole Foods purchases. But by December, there were reports of some prices inching higher . Card holders also get 2% back at restaurants and gas st...

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  • United Kingdom retail sales expand weaker than expectations in January
United Kingdom retail sales expand weaker than expectations in January

Retail sales in the United Kingdom saw a rise of just 0.1 percent in sequential terms in January, as compared with the decline of 1.4 percent in the prior month and consensus expectations of a rise of 0.5 percent. "While inflation has eased in the grocery sector compared to last year, we're starting to see higher prices affect consumer spending b...

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  • USA stocks open higher, Dow rises 1.4 per cent
USA stocks open higher, Dow rises 1.4 per cent

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.16% or 39.18 points at 24,640.45 while the S&P 500 also edged higher to close up 6.94 points or 0.26% at 2,662.94. Reuters has stated that the "trigger" could also be the data released by the government which showed wages rising at the fastest rate since 2009, with an annual increase of 2.9 per cent,...

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  • Lightning Strikes Leave Thousands In The Dark
Lightning Strikes Leave Thousands In The Dark

The Bureau warns Logan, the Scenic Rim, Gold Coast and parts of Ipswich, Somerset, Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Redland City, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay council areas are likely to be affected. His injuries are not life threatening and he was taken to the Prince Charles hospital in a stable condition about 7pm (AEST). Three scho...

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  • Short Interest in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Drops By 9.9%
Short Interest in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Drops By 9.9%

It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. As of May 10, 2017, it operated approximately 1,500 stores franchised and corporate-owned pizza stores in 39 states, Canada, and United Arab Emirates. The rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to "Long-Term Buy" on Thursday, October 27. Bank of America downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Wednesday...

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  • Up-To-Date Stocks Report: The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), AstraZeneca PLC (AZN)
Up-To-Date Stocks Report: The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC), AstraZeneca PLC (AZN)

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FMR LLC raised its holdings in Kraft Heinz by 30.0% during the 2nd quarter. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.625 per share. On 11/1/2017 Kraft Heinz announced a quarterly dividen...

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  • India asks Interpol to arrest jewellers linked to bank fraud
India asks Interpol to arrest jewellers linked to bank fraud

These are retired PNB Deputy Manager Gokulnath Shetty , Single Window Operator Manoj Kharat, and authorised signatory of prime accused Nirav Modi's group companies Hemant Bhatt. "They were aware of all this". The Sena said it would not allege that the diamond trader had plundered the country with the blessings of BJP leaders .

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  • 'Chances for young Britons to buy homes cut by half'
'Chances for young Britons to buy homes cut by half'

While those on middle incomes have seen the largest fall in ownership rates, those in the top income bracket have been least affected. The IFS says the main reason for the decline is the sharp rise in house prices relative to incomes. The odds of a young adult earning an average pay packet owning their own home have "collapsed" in the last 20 y...

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  • Citigroup Gives Keane Group (FRAC) a Higher Rating. Raises its
Citigroup Gives Keane Group (FRAC) a Higher Rating. Raises its "Neutral" Rating

The firm has a market capitalization of $5,106.20, a P/E ratio of 20.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.74. Citigroup gave Keane Group ( FRAC ) shares a new "Buy" rating in an analyst note revealed to investors and clients on Tuesday, 13 February.

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  • Women-only Uber service could be launched in London
Women-only Uber service could be launched in London

It will now start reporting serious incidents directly to the police, after being criticised for leaving the reporting to victims . When denying Uber a new licence past year, TfL cited the company's approach to reporting serious crime as a key issue.

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  • McDonald's Will Only Offer 'Healthy' Happy Meals In The US This Summer
McDonald's Will Only Offer 'Healthy' Happy Meals In The US This Summer

Fast food giant McDonald's has pledged to make its Happy Meals more nutritious by introducing a number of healthy changes. In addition, at least half of the meals listed on menus worldwide will have no more than 600 calories, with 10 percent of those calories coming from saturated fat and 10 percent from added sugar.

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  • LLC Buys Shares of 85000 Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX)
LLC Buys Shares of 85000 Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:ABX)

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 8.41 million shares versus an average volume of 5.92 million shares during last trading session. When we divide the last trade volume by the 3-month average volume, we found out a relative volume of 1.38.

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  • Congress calls Nirav 'Chota Modi', flashes his Davos photo; BJP fumes
Congress calls Nirav 'Chota Modi', flashes his Davos photo; BJP fumes

Assets worth Rs 1,300 crore have been seized. But the manner in which Nirav Modi and his maternal uncle Mehul Choksi have allegedly defrauded India's second largest public sector bank for seven years, shows just how easy it is to con the system.

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  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Revamps Its Position for Performance Measures
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Revamps Its Position for Performance Measures

It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500. Pictet Asset Management Ltd increased its stake in Intl Paper Co (IP) by 30.26% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Holowesko Partners Limited holds 9.49% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) for 1.45 million shares. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NY...

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  • Nirav Modi raids: ED seizes jewellery worth Rs 5100 cr
Nirav Modi raids: ED seizes jewellery worth Rs 5100 cr

While jewellery designer Nirav Modi finds himself in the eye of the storm with the Rs 11,400-crore Punjab National Bank fraud, his partners in crime are feeling the heat too. While briefing media on the mega scam, Mehta said, "We detected the fraud on January 3 . This stipulation was overlooked by overseas branches of Indian banks, who are als...

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  • Local educators respond to IL governor's budget proposal
Local educators respond to IL governor's budget proposal

But in his annual budget address Wednesday, he'll call for spending the extra money that rate hike has generated. The governor said the plan would produce a surplus as long as legislators agree to contain expenses and shift responsibility for paying local pension costs.

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  • Ex-Yankees pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleads not guilty to drug charges
Ex-Yankees pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleads not guilty to drug charges

Loaiza would face up to 20 years and eight months in prison if convicted. A search warrant was issued for Loaiza's home in Imperial Beach, California, where investigators found over 44 pounds of cocaine. Loaiza, who was born in Tijuana and attended Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach, pitched for 14 seasons for nine major league teams, rackin...

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