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Author: 0 Why crude oil prices are on upward swing, by United States energy agency

The commercial crude inventory remained in the middle of the average range for this time of year. USA crude inventories fell by 5.1 million barrels in the week ended January 12 to 411.5 million, according to the API. Prices are close to the highest since December 2014. The drop also outpaced the estimated 5.1-million barrel decrease from the American Petroleum Institute, an industry group.

Money Environmental risks dominate growing global concerns
Author: 0 Environmental risks dominate growing global concerns

But the rising concern over environmental dangers is a double-edged sword. Leaders and experts across the globe believe extreme weather events and natural disasters pose the likeliest threats to the world, according to a new report, and the likelihood of their occurrence makes them even more concerning than weapons of mass destruction.

Money Bank of America's earnings top expectations, excluding tax charge
Author: 0 Bank of America's earnings top expectations, excluding tax charge

Baird. JMP Securities reinitiated Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. The firm earned "Perform" rating on Thursday, March 17 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, November 3 with "Buy". Bank of America Corp . Nomura maintained the shares of BAC in report on Monday, October 16 with "Buy" rating. The stock of Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) earned "Sell" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 9.

Money More than 20 states sue to stop FCC's net neutrality repeal
Author: 0 More than 20 states sue to stop FCC's net neutrality repeal

OR has joined 20 other states and the District of Columbia in launching a legal challenge of the Federal Communications Commission's decision December 14 to repeal a rule barring internet providers from blocking or charging more for access to one website over another.

Money Citi plunges to giant $18bn loss on back of Trump tax reforms
Author: 0 Citi plunges to giant $18bn loss on back of Trump tax reforms

The law, signed by President Donald Trump last month, has made fourth-quarter earnings a messy ordeal for big banks. On average, 22 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $1.19 per share. Citi was the latest Wall Street bank to report a drop in fixed income sales and trading revenues, which dropped 18 per cent year-on-year to $2.4 billion.

Money Airbus wins 2017 order race in last-minute sales spree
Author: 0 Airbus wins 2017 order race in last-minute sales spree

Airbus chief operating officer Fabrice Bregier said overall deliveries could rise to 800 this year, thanks to the increased pace of production of its medium-haul A320neo aircraft. It has over 160 Boeing 777s in its fleet today and took possession of its 100th A380 in November. The air show ended without an A380 deal, throwing the line into question.

Money Uber's Ripley Program and Protocol
Author: 0 Uber's Ripley Program and Protocol

The company allegedly used the system at least 24 times from spring 2015 until late 2016, but the report does not claim that Uber used the system for any USA offices. Ripley, the name of the software, took reportedly took its name form Sigourney Weaver's character in the 1979 sci-fi movie " Alien ". According to Uber the software is necessary to protect company data, along with the privacy of passengers, drivers and Uber employees.

Money AstraZeneca Receives FDA Approval for Breast Cancer Treatment
Author: 0 AstraZeneca Receives FDA Approval for Breast Cancer Treatment

Women under the age of 40 with breast cancer have the same chances of survival whether or not they've been diagnosed with a BRCA gene mutation, new research suggests. "The trial measured the length of time the tumors did not have significant growth after treatment [progression-free survival]", the agency explained.

Money Manufacturing lifts India's November factory output by 8%
Author: 0 Manufacturing lifts India's November factory output by 8%

Consumer price inflation accelerated to 5.21 percent from 4.88 percent in November. That was the biggest advance in the so-called core CPI since January 2017 and followed a 0.1 per cent gain in November. The cost of motor vehicle insurance increased 0.6%. Apparel prices, however, fell 0.5 per cent. Mining output grew at 1.1 per cent in November, sharply down from 8.1 per cent last year, while electricity recorded a growth of 3.9 per cent against 9.5 per cent a year ago.

Money Why Tesco is being punished despite posting growth
Author: 0 Why Tesco is being punished despite posting growth

Tesco , the UK's biggest supermarket chain, reported like-for-like growth of 1.9% for its United Kingdom stores, a performance it said as thanks to the strength of its food business which saw underlying growth of 3.4%. Tesco shares tumbled 3.5 percent after Christmas trading results in its core United Kingdom business fell short of market expectations. Market share growth in the Republic of Ireland was also at its highest in five years.

Money PM congratulates ISRO team for the successful launch of its 100th satellite
Author: 0 PM congratulates ISRO team for the successful launch of its 100th satellite

He said, "Many customers have come to ISRO for their launch immediately after our last failure". The Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO ) is preparing their Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ( PSLV ) for its 42nd flight today. This mission had lasted two hours and 15 minutes, ISRO scientists said. ISRO made nearly Rs 300 crore from foreign satellite launches in 2016-17 and officials have maintained over the past year that smaller satellite launches will play a big role in the ...

Money Former Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine lands with Packers
Author: 0 Former Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine lands with Packers

Pettine returns to the same position he held with the New York Jets (2009-2012) and Buffalo Bills (2013) before becoming the Browns' head coach (2014-2015). Pettine the job over Packers assistants Darren Perry, Joe Whitt Jr. and Winston Moss. It was reported earlier in the week that Philbin was interviewing with his former team and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Philbin will be the new offensive coordinator.

Money Jeff Bezos Is Now Richest Person In History
Author: 0 Jeff Bezos Is Now Richest Person In History

Bezos is the largest shareholder of Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer. That eclipses the record previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is now in second place with a net worth of $93.3 billion. Amazon shares rose 6.6 percent in 2017 and the company secured 89 percent of the online US spending market this holiday season among dominant stores.

Money Pyongyang Names Delegation to Attend Talks with South Korea
Author: 0 Pyongyang Names Delegation to Attend Talks with South Korea

The decision to suspend the exercises was reached on a phone call between President Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday. On Saturday, Chang told reporters in Beijing that North Korea is "likely to participate" in the games, adding fuel to speculations that North Korea is seeking wild-card opportunities to participate in the PyeongChang games, a possibility which has been floating around for some time.

Money Restoration of net neutrality rules hits key milestone in Senate
Author: 0 Restoration of net neutrality rules hits key milestone in Senate

Washington state lawmakers, anticipating the repeal to net neutrality rules, hope to force broadband companies to disclose accurate information about the price and speed of their services, while also preventing those companies from creating so-called "fast lanes" for consumers who pay more .

Money GoPro Drone Business Crashes
Author: 0 GoPro Drone Business Crashes

In the company's fourth quarter 2017 results announcement , it said it will discontinue its Karma drone and exit the category. GoPro's stock fell by as much as 32% to $5.04 a share today, the biggest drop and lowest price the company's stock has suffered since going public in 2014, Bloomberg reported .

Money Oil dips away from 2015 highs as doubts emerge over rally
Author: 0 Oil dips away from 2015 highs as doubts emerge over rally

Oil prices retreated from their highest level in 2.5 years on Friday as surging USA production appeared to offset supply fears stoked by anti-government rallies in Tehran. Crude inventories fell by 7.4 million barrels in the week to December 29, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 5.1 million barrels.

Money United Nations emergency session humiliating defeat for US
Author: 0 United Nations emergency session humiliating defeat for US

US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Iranian authorities on Friday that the world is watching , as thousands held pro-government demonstrations in Iran following anti-government protests, in which over 21 people were killed. The U.S. called the United Nations meeting on Friday, portraying the protests as a human rights issue that could spill over into an global problem. He pointed out that Trump has a history of making "belligerent" comments about Iran.

Money Captain Marvel Adds She's Gotta Have It Star
Author: 0 Captain Marvel Adds She's Gotta Have It Star

If so, this would increase the importance of Wise's character exponentially, leading to (my) speculation that she could only be playing a well-known comic book character. Now, if that's not starting 2018 with a bang, we don't know what is. Captain Marvel is a Marvel Cinematic Universe prequel of sorts, taking place in the 1990s .

Money Android Trojan Targets 200+ Global Financial Apps
Author: 0 Android Trojan Targets 200+ Global Financial Apps

The list also includes mobile passbook apps such as IDBI Bank mPassbook and Baroda mPassbook. Not only banking apps, this malware is also targeting cryptocurrency apps present on the user's phone where it is reportedly stealing similar sensitive data.

Money India's GDP estimated to grow at 6.5%, that's a four-year low
Author: 0 India's GDP estimated to grow at 6.5%, that's a four-year low

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) will be releasing the first advance estimates of India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for 2017-18 at around 5.30 pm today. The nominal GDP will be used as the benchmark for most indices in the 2018-19 budget to be presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley on 1 February.

Money Tesla Model 3 sets new cannonball run record from LA to NYC
Author: 0 Tesla Model 3 sets new cannonball run record from LA to NYC

Instead it made just 2,425 during the whole quarter. Shares of Tesla Inc ( TSLA ) hit lows unseen in a month during Thursday's trade, one day after the company once again pushed back its production objective for the keenly-anticipated Model 3 sedan.

Money Hoda Kotb named 'Today' co-anchor following Lauer's exit
Author: 0 Hoda Kotb named 'Today' co-anchor following Lauer's exit

Kotb said she was pinching herself as the show kicked off its new era. It's certainly a sage one in the midst of the #MeToo movement , when replacing allegedly predatory men with qualified women is becoming something of a trend (see also: Robin Wright ascending to the sole star of House of Cards following sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey; Christiane Amanpour , at least temporarily, taking over Charlie Rose's vacant timeslot on PBS).

Money Customs outage causes delays at airports
Author: 0 Customs outage causes delays at airports

The agency said in a statement that it "experienced a temporary outage with its processing systems at various airports" that began at around 7:30 p.m. CBP has not given any further explanation of what caused the disruption in the system. Approximately 2,000 passengers are in line at customs at Miami International Airport due to an apparent computer outage impacting systems used by Customs and Border Protection at passport control, CBS News' Kris Van Cleave reports.

Money PMI rises to 52.5 in last month
Author: 0 PMI rises to 52.5 in last month

Readings above 50.0 indicate growth in activity. "Panellists commented on reduced volumes of new business ". "The fall in the headline PMI was driven by a contraction in new orders". Businesses would remain positive in terms of output over the next 12 months. Anecdotal evidence pointed to stronger market demand from home and worldwide markets.

Money $1 million lottery prize purchased in New Hampshire
Author: 0 $1 million lottery prize purchased in New Hampshire

The winning numbers are 28-36-41-51-58 and a Powerball of 24 . No one matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing, so the jackpot will grow to roughly $440 million for Wednesday. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 U.S. states, and Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Friday's Mega Millions drawing also had no big victor and is now up to $343 million.

Money Michigan's minimum wage set to rise on New Year's Day
Author: 0 Michigan's minimum wage set to rise on New Year's Day

The new figure will be set at €9.55 per hour - an increase of 30c per hour. The hourly wage will then increase again to $11 in 2019 and $12 in 2020. Lawmakers later changed the law to only require employers to make up the difference when tips don't exceed the minimum wage. For example, since 2016 the minimum wage has increased 14.5% and is scheduled to continue to increase through 2021.

Money Food chain tests 'Merry Munchie Meal' for marijuana smokers
Author: 0 Food chain tests 'Merry Munchie Meal' for marijuana smokers

How much will the Ultimate Munchie Meal cost? The "Merry Munchie Meal" will be available January 1 at three franchise locations in California, offering a smorgasbord of greasy items ― chicken strips, two tacos, five churros, french fries, onion rings and a small drink ― to alleviate the need to make a choice while high.

Author: 0 Sununu flipflops on FirstNet, goes with AT&T

Sununu said opting out and going with Rivada would have given the state better coverage, more system control and an opportunity to share in revenue streams. "Our goal has and will always be to bring each state and territory the best and most sustainable network - a solution designed for public safety, by public safety, delivered by a proven partner".

Money China's Geely Buys Stake in Sweden's AB Volvo
Author: 0 China's Geely Buys Stake in Sweden's AB Volvo

Geely buying into the truck and industrial plant equipment could open up a massive new market in China to the company. Geely Holding acquired the Volvo Car Group from Ford Motor Company in 2010 but says it has no plans to merge the two Volvo businesses, but sees potential for joint marketing.

Money Kulbhushan Jadhav thanks Pakistan govt for allowing him to meet his family
Author: 0 Kulbhushan Jadhav thanks Pakistan govt for allowing him to meet his family

Pakistan gave proof of their inhuman nature. She said "this was just a drama enacted by Pakistan, and the Indian government should treat it like that only". Pawar too, like Mukerjee, alleged that Kulbhushan has been tortured in Pakistan in last 22 months. "The mother and wife of Commander Jadhav sitting comfortably in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan".

Money Gallup: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton still 'most admired' people by Americans
Author: 0 Gallup: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton still 'most admired' people by Americans

Michelle Obama was just behind Clinton on that list, with 7 percent to Clinton's 9 percent. The 44th president of the United States has captured Gallup's "Most Admired Man" title for the 10th year in a row. Of the 71 times Gallup has posed the most admired man question, the incumbent has won 58. His margin over Trump, however, equates to an essential tie if factoring in the poll's margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level.

Money Shoppers pack malls for returns, bargain hunting
Author: 0 Shoppers pack malls for returns, bargain hunting

December 26-27 are the busiest days of the year for returns, and industry professionals are recommending shoppers look into exchanging gifts by mail to avoid the long lines and because over a third of all retailers offer free shipping on returns.

Money JetBlue plane skids off taxiway n Boston
Author: 0 JetBlue plane skids off taxiway n Boston

The plane apparently hit a patch of ice, then spun around as it slid, stopping as it was facing the opposite direction, WCVB reported . He says that forced it to touch down closer the end of the runway. Passengers were jostled, but none were hurt. Firefighters rushed to the scene of the incident to safely guide the passengers off the plane. As much as three inches of snow had fallen earlier in the day.

Money Pennsylvania woman receives $284 billion electric bill
Author: 0 Pennsylvania woman receives $284 billion electric bill

Mary Horomanski's electric gadgets were working fine but it was her electric bill that gave the Pennsylvanian a shock. "We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong", she added, recalling the moment she went online to check how much she owes Penelec for the month.

Money USA online retail giant announces
Author: 0 USA online retail giant announces "biggest holiday" sales gain

This holiday, millions of Prime members voice shopped with Alexa for gifts, Amazon devices and everyday household essentials. The e-tailer said that more than 4 million people sampled or purchased Prime memberships in a one-week period, which brought Amazon membership counts to a new high.

Money Salvation Army's 2017 Red Kettle Campaign Comes to an End
Author: 0 Salvation Army's 2017 Red Kettle Campaign Comes to an End

Wiedenfeld said that despite the chilly weather, people seemed to be in the giving mood. The ubiquitous red kettles and volunteers ringing bells also have value beyond the cash they collect, said Brenda Asare, president and CEO of The Alford Group, a consulting firm that works with nonprofits.

Money Powerball, Mega Millions almost $550 million combined; Ohio Lottery results
Author: 0 Powerball, Mega Millions almost $550 million combined; Ohio Lottery results

A lucky player could find a big Christmas bonus in the next Powerball or Mega Millions lottery drawings. Overall, there were 1,322,097 winners in the drawing who won at least $4 each. Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Tickets cost $2 each. Powerball draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m.

Money Rohit Sharma record ton powers India to series win
Author: 0 Rohit Sharma record ton powers India to series win

Rohit, who clears the boundary ropes with utmost ease and makes his sixes look extremely effortless, said that he relies a lot on timing the ball more than anything else. As usual Rohit Sharma eased himself in the middle while Rahul toyed with Dushmantha Chameera to ridicule the already hapless Sri Lanka by lifting him straight over the sightscreen for the first six of the evening.

Money DC Allowing Property Owners to Prepay 2018 Property Taxes in 2017
Author: 0 DC Allowing Property Owners to Prepay 2018 Property Taxes in 2017

There have been no changes to Texas tax law relating to the new federal tax bill, according to a news release from the Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector's office. "I would recommend that everyone speak to their tax adviser, because everyone's situation is different", he said. Rhonda Nolan, chief deputy tax collector in Faulkner County, said about a dozen people so far have asked to pay early to maximize deductions.

Author: 0 CWC members task Rahul with devising comprehensive electoral strategy

Throughout Rahul's visit, the Congress president is also planned to talk about the report that would be submitted by the state leaders on the party's sixth consecutive crush in the Gujarat Polls. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari hit out at former comptroller and auditor general (CAG) Vinod Rai , alleging that all the other CAG reports during his tenure were "figments of imagination", which were specifically created to vitiate the atmosphere.

Money Rafael Benitez: 'Newcastle United players are giving everything'
Author: 0 Rafael Benitez: 'Newcastle United players are giving everything'

Though they lost to Arsenal in the League Cup on Tuesday night after previously holding them to a stalemate, they have been impressive lately, having avoided defeat in the last three games including a victory over Chelsea . We have had a bad run but we are confident that we can do well. "The good news is that Cheikhou Kouyate is back in full training so we hope he will be available for tomorrow", confirmed Moyes.

Money Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in the Borders?
Author: 0 Which pharmacies are open over Christmas in the Borders?

Many businesses and services will still be open on Christmas Eve until around 5 p.m. In Warminster, Boots will be open from 10am-4pm on both Christmas Eve and Boxing Day while Shaunaks in Westbury will host a Christmas Day service from 3-5pm.

Money State reports small increase in Colorado's unemployment rate
Author: 0 State reports small increase in Colorado's unemployment rate

The economic juggernaut that is the California economy barreled forward in November as the state added 47,400 net new jobs and the unemployment rate dropped from 4.9 percent in October to 4.6 percent, the lowest level since the 1970s. Preliminary data shows no change in the unemployment rate for Dodge County. Total nonfarm employment in Tennessee grew by 1,800 jobs in November.

Money Salvation Army Bell Ringer Beaten for Wishing a Man 'Merry Christmas'
Author: 0 Salvation Army Bell Ringer Beaten for Wishing a Man 'Merry Christmas'

Welk said past year they raised about $8,000. "The money is used to help people with utilities, rents, motel bills - anything that is an emergency", Paxton said. all without whom this dinner would not be possible". Amanda Powers, a new mother to a four month daughter shared how the Salvation Army has helped her and her family during the holiday.

Author: 0 Chinese Ride-Hailing Biz Didi Snags $4B From Investors

Didi said it plans to use the funds to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence in areas such as big data analysis, to expand its overseas operations and to build a transportation network with "new energy vehicles", as electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are called in China .

Author: 0 Jewish community condemns decision to downgrade SA embassy in Israel

The ANC said their move would "send a clear message to Israel that there is a price to pay for its human rights abuses and violations of global law". It is also a downgrade of support for the local Jewish community and a folded hand on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Reserve Bank's investors have no say over its policy or the appointment of the governor, but do vote to select seven of the 10 non-executive directors.