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BMW, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz: good riddance O'Reilly

Insurance giant Allstate has pulled its advertising from a top-rated Fox News show as a sexual harassment scandal at the network widens. The company went on to say women are a large part of their business and the program is not a good environment to advertise their products. [Full Article...]

White House Defends Plan to Eliminate Obama-era Internet Privacy Rules

White House Defends Plan to Eliminate Obama-era Internet Privacy Rules The House of Representatives and the Senate have both voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission (FCC ) rules initiated in the waning days of the Obama administration that had not yet gone into effect. The companies have said the privacy rules put them at a disadvantage compared with websites like Facebook and Google , which aren't normally regulated by the FCC and weren't aff... [Full Article...]

49ers cornerback Brock arrested in domestic violence case

49ers cornerback Brock arrested in domestic violence case Brock, 28, was booked into Santa Clara jail later Thursday night before his release on bail early Friday afternoon. The Niners have also parted ways with multiple players who were involved in incidents of violence in recent years. Brock was heading into the final year of his four-year, $14 million extension and was scheduled to earn $3.1 million in 2017. San Francisco last dealt with a player ar... [Full Article...]

Farm loan waiver will 'impact credit discipline'

Farm loan waiver will 'impact credit discipline' Patel observed that farm loan waivers undermine honest credit culture. The recently elected BJP government in the state of Uttar Pradesh has announced a farm loan waiver amounting to Rs 36,500 crore including NPAs of around Rs 5,600 crore. [Full Article...]

US rig count increases 15 this week to 839; Texas up 7

US rig count increases 15 this week to 839; Texas up 7 In the first three months of the year, the US count has increased by more than 175 units, largely through the addition of oil rigs. Investments previous year were curbed after crude oil prices dropped below $30 per barrel. Baker Hughes announced today that the average USA rig count for March 2017 was 789, up 45 from the 744 rigs counted in February 2017, and up 311 from the 478 rigs counted in Mar... [Full Article...]

Air India lifts ban on Shiva Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

Clarifying his stand, Gaikwad further requested not to penalize any citizen or encroach upon any one's right just because one's surname or name resembles his name. He also said in Parliament that he is willing to apologise to Parliament for his behaviour, but will not apologise to the Air India employee. Air India's functioning is not glitch-free, but even the most vicious critic of the dethrone... [Full Article...]

What Do Analysts Say About Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW)

Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Medical Properties Trust from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, January 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This is a boost from Medical Properties Trust's previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. [Full Article...]

Gambler tied to Phil Mickelson convicted of insider trading

Gambler tied to Phil Mickelson convicted of insider trading Prosecutors said that from 2008 to 2014, Walters generated $32 million of profit and avoided $11 million of losses by trading on inside information about Dean Foods from Davis. Neither Mickelson nor Icahn faced criminal charges. He parlayed those winnings into businesses that include golf courses, auto dealerships and car-rental agencies with total revenue of $500 million in 2013, his company's co... [Full Article...]

KFC Says Goodbye to Antibiotics

KFC Says Goodbye to Antibiotics It says that it hopes this will help act as a sign for other restaurant chains to make the same changes. KFC will serve chicken raised without human antibiotics in the U.S.by the end of 2018, the company said Friday, adding its considerable weight to the push to change the way poultry is treated. [Full Article...]

Dola Sen: SP holds Air India responsible for such repetitive incidents

The airline crew tried to reason with her that safety norms required the seat change, but Sen refused to budge. As per sources, Air India crew requested MP to shift her mother's seat, from the emergency exit, but the MP refused and created a ruckus. [Full Article...]

Postal Service Reports Increase In Dog Attacks On Letter Carriers

Postal Service Reports Increase In Dog Attacks On Letter Carriers National Dog Bite Prevention Week is April 9-15. Los Angeles topped the list with 80 reported bites, followed by Houston (62), Cleveland (60), San Diego (57) and Louisville (51). Guido Alexander is a USPS letter carrier, who trains his team how to avoid these accidents, by listening for barking and looking for water dishes at the door. [Full Article...]

India, UK agree on priority areas for energy cooperation

In fact, the average dollar capital expenditure per megawatt for solar PV and wind dropped by 10% in 2016, even as solar had a record year of 71 GW, according to figures published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) last month, ahead of new wind capacity with 51 GW (though this was down from a high of 63 GW in 2015). [Full Article...]

Criminals Hack US Tax Records; File 22000 Fraudulent Tax Returns

Criminals Hack US Tax Records; File 22000 Fraudulent Tax Returns The IRS flagged 100,000 accounts of people who started the application, used the Data Retrieval Tool, but then didn't finish it. That information could be used to file false tax returns. The IRS has begun contacting potential victims and intends to notify 100,000 people possibly affected by the data breach, Mr. Koskinen said, though the full scope of the incident remains yet to be seen. [Full Article...]

Swedish Police Make an Arrest in Truck Terror Attack

The incident killed five people, while Masood himself was shot dead by police. That attacker was shot dead by police in Milan four days later, and the rampage was claimed by the IS. "I also saw three others injured". "I ran as fast as I could away from there", he said. "The driver was just finishing the unload and a man came running up and hijacked the vehicle and drove away". [Full Article...]

EPA Refuses to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

The EPA's own assessment of the chemical previous year found children exposed to levels 140 times what is considered safe and noted the pesticide could be detected at unsafe levels in schools, homes and communities in farm areas. That's a pretty interesting conclusion given that the EPA hasn't developed any new scientific evidence since agency scientists recommended the ban previous year. [Full Article...]

Trump, Rand Paul Talk Healthcare Over a Round of Golf

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress lurched between repealing Obamacare or rewriting the USA tax code as their top priority, with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday dampening White House hopes for a quick vote on healthcare legislation. [Full Article...]

Trump accuses Obama administration official of crime

Trump accuses Obama administration official of crime She has firmly denied that she did anything inappropriate in requesting the identities of Trump associates. The review was prompted by a belief that there were inefficiencies in the current procedures and concerns over a policy change made in the closing days of the Obama administration, according to the official, who insisted on anonymity in order to disclose the sensitive information. [Full Article...]

Governor declares end to drought emergency

The Democratic governor declared a drought emergency January 2014, and ordered the state's first-ever mandatory water restrictions in April 2015 as the drought intensified. Incidentally, celebrations of another nature are in order for Governor Brown today. Desert Water Agency General Manager Mark Krause said, "We're very proud of the efforts made during the statewide drought". [Full Article...]

The Bank of America Corp (BAC) - Investment Analysts' Recent Ratings Updates

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The Flow Traders Us Llc holds 643,781 shares with $30.10 million value, down from 1.47 million last quarter. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is expected to post revenue of $22.1 Billion in the current quarter, according to consensus of 14 analysts. On average, equities analysts expect that Bank of New York ... [Full Article...]

Tesla Exceeds Q1 Expectations Ships 25000 Vehicles

Shares of electric-car maker Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) jumped as much as 5.7% on Monday after the electric-car maker reported first-quarter deliveries. The Chinese market was only second to the U.S.in terms of revenue generation for Tesla previous year. Deliveries of the electric auto have been somewhat about constant and have stood at around the 15,000 mark in the previous three quarters. [Full Article...]


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