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UK's Morrisons beats forecasts for Christmas trading

UK's Morrisons beats forecasts for Christmas trading Total sales grew by 2.6%, excluding fuel, in the 10 weeks to January 7, while like-for-like sales growth of 2.8% included 2.1% retail growth. "Morrisons customers are no longer having to shop elsewhere for their more upmarket products". "Our plans to become a broader and stronger business are progressing well, with another period of positive like-for-like sales and the start of the rolling program... [Full Article...]

Guillermo Del Toro And His Monsters Offer Thanks For Golden Globes Win

Guillermo Del Toro And His Monsters Offer Thanks For Golden Globes Win January 8, 2018: Donald Trump may be pushing hard for a wall between Mexico and the United States, but a Mexican-born director , known for his dark fantasy pieces, last night walked away with the Golden Globe for best director . "For 25 years I have handcrafted very odd little tales made of motion, colour, light and shadow", he explained. "And in many of these instances - in three precise instan... [Full Article...]

Indian Diaspora a Platform for Strong India-ASEAN Ties

Indian Diaspora a Platform for Strong India-ASEAN Ties During her visit, Swaraj addressed the Indian diaspora at the ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Singapore and reaffirmed India's commitment to the ASEAN. "India's engagement with the ASEAN region lies in the clarity of the principles that we share". Singapore, the Asean chair, hosted the meeting. The implementation of ASEAN-India free trade area will help in increasing the economic co... [Full Article...]

Wintry mix for this afternoon

Wintry mix for this afternoon The spike in temperatures is due to an incoming system that will not only bring more cloud cover but also a light wintry mix. Monday night, skies will be partly cloudy and temperatures will be around 33 degrees. Still, areas to our south and southeast remain in the running for a light icing. With temperatures expected to fall into the upper 20s Friday night, we'll begin to see a transition t... [Full Article...]

Bottle Of Vodka Worth R16m Stolen From Danish Bar

Bottle Of Vodka Worth R16m Stolen From Danish Bar A bottle of vodka, claimed to be the "world's most expensive", was found intact in Copenhagen after it was stolen from a bar earlier this week , Danish police said. Yankelovich, Dartz's founder and the actual owner of the bottle. Yankelovich had loaned the bottle to Ingberg about six months ago. Although the alcohol itself is gone, Ingberg said he was more concerned about getting the bottle... [Full Article...]

Modest US hiring and slow wage gains keep Wall Street happy

Modest US hiring and slow wage gains keep Wall Street happy The agency also issued revised figures for the two most recent months, dropping the October number from a gain of 244,000 to a gain of 211,000 and raising the November result from 228,000 to 252,000. Stronger growth in pay typically leads to inflation - as companies raise prices offered to consumers to compensate for their higher wage bills - which can be kept in check using higher interest rates. [Full Article...]

No change in Congress leadership in MP, present PCC chief to continue

No change in Congress leadership in MP, present PCC chief to continue It is also mention worthy that Congress strategists feel that the party was not being able to get its viewpoint across to the Indian diaspora. The Gandhi scion held closed-door discussions with state leaders in groups as well as one-on-one, giving rise to speculation that Prasad Harichandan's ouster was a matter of time. [Full Article...]

Sensex At New High On Fund Inflows; Nifty Above 10600

Sensex At New High On Fund Inflows; Nifty Above 10600 The 30-share Sensex gained 184.21 points, or 0.54%, to close at a new high of 34,153.85. The CSO on Friday said that Indias growth is likely to slow down to 6.5 per cent in 2017-18 against 7.1 per cent in 2016-17 and 8 per cent in the preceding year mainly due to impact of GST on manufacturing and subdued farm output. [Full Article...]

FCC chairman may be skipping CES due to death threats

FCC chairman may be skipping CES due to death threats Two anonymous FCC sources tell Recode Pai was forced to cancel his CES trip that would have involved a public Q&A session. After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai answers a question from a reporter, Thursday, Dec. [Full Article...]

Gas prices expected to dip in new year

Gas prices expected to dip in new year Barring natural disasters or geopolitical events that have a significant impact on oil and gas supplies, the USA price for a gallon of gas is expected to average $2.57 throughout 2018. In 2016, the forecast called for a yearly national average of $2.28, just 16 cents higher than the year's real average of $2.12. The average price in Minnesota was about $2.41 a gallon - up about 7 cents over the pr... [Full Article...]

Terrified passengers scream as two planes collide at Toronto Airport

Terrified passengers scream as two planes collide at Toronto Airport Amateur video footage of the incident was shot by a passenger on board the Westjet plane. No injuries were reported in the early morning crash Saturday. No crew or passengers were aboard the Sunwing aircraft, as it was hauled away from the terminal by ground crew. "I started crying because I realized what happened", she said. [Full Article...]

GDP growth at 6.5 pc for FY 2017-18

GDP growth at 6.5 pc for FY 2017-18 The farm sector is set to grow at 2.1 percent against 4.9 percent last year while mining and quarrying will grow at 2.9 percent compared to 1.8 percent last year. A barometer of investment, Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) at current prices is estimated at Rs 43.84 lakh crore in 2017-18 as against Rs 41.18 lakh crore in 2016-17. [Full Article...]

United States oil costs hit highest since mid-2015 on shock…

United States oil costs hit highest since mid-2015 on shock… Oil rose to its highest since May 2015, on concern about supply risks due to unrest in Iran and another decline in US inventories as refining activity hit a 12-year high. USA production rose to 9.78 million barrels in the last week. "We are all pleased about it", one official in an Opec country said of the early 2018 price rise. [Full Article...]

Girl Scouts start cookie sales in East Tennessee

Girl Scouts start cookie sales in East Tennessee The Girl Scouts of the United States of America is unveiling a major. The classics like Thin Mints, Trefoils or Samoas are available, or get adventurous with cookies like S'mores or Savannah Smiles. All of the money raised stays within the council area. "They just want to help out more and be more involved in everything". The cookies go way back, to 1917 when the first known sale was made in M... [Full Article...]

Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF) Rises 0.17% for Jan 5

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,101,838 shares of the exchange traded fund's stock valued at $171,036,000 after purchasing an additional 286,972 shares in the last quarter. The ETF is -3.30% of its 52-Week High and 19.57% of its low, and is now having ATR of 1.2. The firm has a market cap of $5,680.00 and a PE ratio of 18.09. [Full Article...]

Tiger Zinda Hai raring to go past Sultan, earns Rs291 crore

Tiger Zinda Hai raring to go past Sultan, earns Rs291 crore Bajrangi Bhaijaan is directed by Kabir Khan, who also directed Ek Tha Tiger (2012), which is the prequel to Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). And the gross domestic collection of the film stood at Rs 385.76 crore. However, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is still Salman's highest grosser at the Indian box office with a collection of Rs 320.34 crore. Considering the current trend and its pace at the box office, the... [Full Article...]

App development platform BuddyBuild snatched by Apple, drops Android support

App development platform BuddyBuild snatched by Apple, drops Android support Apple has announced the App Store set a new highs to kick off 2018, as $300 million Dollars in purchases were made alone on January 1, 2018, setting a new record for the company. The service will also remain available to current customers to create, test and ship their iOS apps through buddybuild .com. Since launching the App Store in June 2008, developers have earned over $86 billion in r... [Full Article...]

Featured Stock Overview: The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW)

Apg Asset Mngmt Nv reported 7.39 million shares. Steel Partners Holdings Lp who had been investing in Hugoton Rty Tr Tex for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $59.60 million market cap company. Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 18 sales for $48.08 million activity. Shares of Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW) opened at $51.81 on Friday. [Full Article...]

Proteas tear through India's top order

Proteas tear through India's top order Just when the Proteas needed an inspiration somewhere, AB de Villiers (65) chose to counter the Indian seam bowling with a flurry of boundaries. Just as the Proteas had recovered from losing three wickets in nearly no time at all, De Villiers was clean bowled by debutant Jasprit Bumrah for 65, which came off 84 balls and included 11 boundaries. [Full Article...]

Germantown man discovers largest prime number known to man

Germantown man discovers largest prime number known to man The person or group to discover a 100,000,000 decimal digit prime number will bring home a $150,000 prize, and $250,000 awaits the discoverer of a 1,000,000,000 decimal digit prime. He's been hunting primes for 14 years, and this is his first find. The machine that discovered the new prime is powered by a quad-core Intel Core i5-6600 processor. [Full Article...]


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