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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...]

Coinbase dismisses rumors of Ripple trading launch

The CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, stated that a decision has not yet been made and that there are now no plans to integrate Ripple or any other new cryptocurrency or digital asset into the platform. According to the firm, the members of the committee, alongside all other employees, are "subject to confidentiality and trading restrictions" and when new assets are chosen, they will be a... [Full Article...]

2 planes collide at Toronto airport; WestJet says passengers evacuated

A plane belonging to Canada's Sunwing Airlines crashed into a Boeing 737-800 aircraft of Canada's WestJet Airline when the former was backing out from a gate at the Terminal 3 of the airport, the CTV said. "Fire and emergency services have responded and passengers have been evacuated", the airport stated on Twitter. Sunwing said there were no crew members or passengers aboard its aircraft. [Full Article...]

FCC head Ajit Pai skips CES tech show after threats

FCC head Ajit Pai skips CES tech show after threats Pai has publicly lamented that since the debate over net neutrality repeal began, he and his family have been continually subjected to threats and racist taunts, both public and private. Federal authorities are charging a net neutrality supporter for threatening to kill Republican Rep. John Katko and do harm to his family. The group's leader, Michael Beckerman, said that the dismantling of... [Full Article...]

Scots stockpiling soft drink Irn-Bru ahead of recipe change

Scots stockpiling soft drink Irn-Bru ahead of recipe change Its also well known to alleviate the effects of a hangover and is many a persons' craving, saviour or go-to drink after a night on the tiles. "We know that our loyal drinkers love Irn-Bru for its unique great taste and we've worked hard to deliver this". [Full Article...]

Spotify files to go public in NY

Spotify files to go public in NY Spotify is expected to launch an IPO as a direct listing rather than a traditional offering of shares. Spotify have so far refused to comment on the matter. The music industry has long since been at odds with music streaming and it appears that the battle isn't over yet. Spotify has maintained it wants to properly compensate for the music it streams, but has not always been able to find... [Full Article...]


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