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China trade war concerns pull Sensex, Nifty down over 1%

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Tumbling down from their highest points in the day, the BSE Sensex closed 352 points, or ~1.05%, down at 33,019, while the Nifty50 fell 117 points, or ~1.15%, to 10,128 levels. Despite opening on a flat note, benchmark indices succumbed to global pressure to finally close the day with losses of over 1%. Top gainers on Wednesday included Tata Motors, Tata Motors (D), Eicher Motors, Hero Motocorp, Bajaj Finance, Adani Ports and HUL while UPL, Hindalco, Tata Steel, Axis Bank, IndusInd Bnak, ... Read More »

4 nations unite against MasterChef UK judge over Rendangate

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MasterChef has responded to viewers criticising the show after judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace sent home a contestant for "undercooking" as traditional Malaysian dish. "It hasn't had enough time to cook down and become lovely and soft and fall apart". In response, fellow judge John Torode posted online: "Maybe Rendang is Indonesian!" "Are we talking about the real rendang or KFC fried chicken smeared in instant rendang spices?" "What happened was, part of her dish was ... Read More »

Santos gets improved takeover offer from Harbour Energy

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Santos has granted due diligence to Harbour - whose first proposal in August a year ago was for $4.55 per share - but warned shareholders the proposal may still not result in an acceptable offer. The current bid comprises a cash offer price equivalent to $6.13 a share plus a special dividend of 37 cents a share, which is expected to be fully franked. Read More »

Amazon might make last-minute attempt to buy Flipkart

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Vikas Kathuria, a competition law expert and assistant professor at the Bennett University, to PCMag India. Tiger Global, Accel Partners, Naspers and IDG Ventures are the main stakeholders in Flipkart, who are also expected to make an exit or sell a majority of their holding to the acquirer, If Amazon manages to entice them there is every possibility of Amazon acquiring Flipkart. Read More »

Spotify has solid list debut

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Spotify's shares opened at a price of Dollars 165.90, only to fall back in the course of the day to USD 149 at close, CNBC reported. After several hours of anticipation Tuesday morning, Spotify's shares traded as high as $169 in their stock market debut before falling back slightly. Read More »

Nasdaq lower for 2nd day as Amazon, Netflix drop

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Shares in the USA e-commerce behemoth Amazon continued to drop on Thursday, wiping over $30 billion from its market value, after reports that President Donald Trump wants to curb the firm's growing power. News source Axios says: "He's obsessed with Amazon ". If the current law is changed, states could tax online sales from beyond their borders, which would eliminate benefits for consumers. Read More »

Sizzling Stock Alert: Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY)

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Wedbush set a $23.00 price target on shares of Bed Bath & Beyond and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. The stock increased 2.17% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $20.68. The stock traded on impressive volume of 3.21 Million comparing to the average volume of 3431.81 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm. Read More »

Blackstone's UK Arm Pays Women 30% Less Than Men

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Of central Government departments, the Department for Transport (DfT) reported the largest median gender pay gap at 22.6%. Ryanair , Europe's largest low-priced carrier, explained that only eight out of its 554 pilots based in the United Kingdom are women. Read More »

Langley to lead development of NASA's new supersonic test plane

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Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will complete the design and fabrication of an experimental aircraft, known as an X-plane, which will cruise at 55,000 feet at a speed of about 940 miles per hour and create a sound about as loud as a auto door closing, 75 Perceived Level decibel (PLdB), instead of a sonic boom. Read More »

Customer records leaked on Panera ordering website

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Thankfully, there was no payment information, but it would have been very easy for eavesdroppers to harvest the information and use it for identity fraud or spam campaigns. The site was taken down early Monday, according to the report . That eventually changed as the URLs of Panera now lead to a page that says, "access denied". Read More »

Police Respond to Active Shooter at YouTube HQ in San Bruno

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Barberini said officers found a wounded victim outside of the building. He would not confirm whether the three had been shot, but said the surgeon treating them is "very experienced" with traumatic injuries, like gunshot wounds. It' is no longer being treated as an active shooter situation. City Manager Connie Jackson says they've received multiple 911 calls from YouTube reporting a shooting. Read More »

Data shows family's deadly SUV plunge may have been intentional

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The California Highway Patrol , or CHP, and the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate the crash, which killed Jennifer and Sarah Hart, both 38, and their children Markis, 19, Jeremiah, 14, and Abigail, 14. In 2010 when they lived in Minnesota, Sarah Hart was arrested and later convicted of a gross misdemeanor for hitting one of the children, who was 6 at the time. Read More »

Markets give their verdict on ICICI Bank, Axis

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New Delhi: Shares of ICICI Bank plunged almost 6 per cent on Monday, wiping out Rs 10,452.84 crore from its market valuation amid controversy over alleged conflict of interest involving the lender and Videocon Group. Allegations have emerged against Chanda Kochhar, the MD and CEO of the bank, of having personal interest and making gains in loans worth Rs 3,250 crore sanctioned to Videocon Industries. Read More »

Quick hit of snow could affect Monday morning commute

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According to local meteorologists, the last time the NYC saw April snow showers was in 2006 although it was less than an inch (about 2.5 cm). The snow could be moderate to locally heavy, before tapering off from west to east mid morning through around midday. Read More »

Medical marijuana may reduce opioid abuse

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Previous research suggests the same. The researchers can not say if people switched from opioid prescriptions to using a medical marijuana product. One recent paper even suggested that opioids didn't provide any more relief for chronic arthritis pain than over-the-counter painkillers. The difference between picking up ready-to-use marijuana and growing your own plant with little support from the authorities is huge. Read More »

GCL Group And Softbank Invest $930 Mln To Form JV In India

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The fund recently announced it would invest in building the world's largest solar power project in Saudi Arabia - a project expected to cost up to $200 billion and have a capacity to produce up to 200 GW by 2030. "This latest investment led by SoftBank and Alibaba reaffirms the strength of our business model , growth trajectory, execution capability and the potential of India's massive O2O (online-to-offline) model in the retail space", said Amit Sinha , COO, Paytm Mall. Read More »

High court sides with officer in UAPD shooting

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The United States Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in Israel more than a decade ago. To the conservative-minded set on these cases, Kisela acted quickly to neutralize a knife-wielding woman "whose behavior was erratic enough to cause a concerned bystander to call 911", as the majority opinion from the high court puts it. Read More »

Fox offers to sell Sky News to Disney in bid for broadcaster

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Under the new proposed deal, the news channel would become a distinct company within Sky , run by the head of Sky News. "We offered this even though the record before the CMA shows that, over the course of almost 30 years as Sky's founding shareholder, neither 21CF [21st Century Fox], nor the Murdoch family trust, have ever sought to influence the editorial direction of Sky News", Fox said. Read More »

Dow drops 500 points as Amazon tumbles, trade war fears rise

The Dow Jones industrial average fell as much as 750 points. That meant steep drops on Monday from former big winners including Netflix , Microsoft and Alphabet, Google's parent company. Oil prices tumbled almost 3% to $63 a barrel on fears about global trade, while gold rose 1.3% to $1345 an ounce and silver 2% to $16.59 on fears of exactly the same thing. Read More »

The first iOS 11.4 developer beta is available for download right now

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The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.94 during the last trading session, reaching $166.84. About 27.72M shares traded. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. Reik & Ltd Com has invested 0.29% of its portfolio in Apple Inc . (NASDAQ:AAPL). Captrust reported 161,783 shares. Moreover, Carnegie Capital Asset Mngmt Ltd Com has 2.25% invested in Apple Inc . Read More »

Trump continues his Twitter war with Amazon, and the stock is sinking

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Oakbrook Investments Llc who had been investing in Amazon .Com Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $700.67B market cap company. Blackburn Jeffrey M sold 12,666 shares worth $18.50 million. Piper Jaffray reinitiated the stock with "Overweight" rating in Tuesday, January 3 report . Therefore 48% are positive. Coca-Cola had 75 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Read More »

Over 1.7 lakh e-way bills generated on launch day

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The implementation of the nationwide e-way bill mechanism under GST regime is being done by GSTN in association with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and is being run on portal - https://ewaybillgst.gov.in. Officials running the IT system for e-way bill said that the system worked fine on the first day. The state has been running the system for both inter-state and intra-state movement of goods since September. Read More »

Million Cards Compromised In Data Breach At Saks, Lord & Taylor

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It says the investigation is ongoing, but there's no indication that the breach affects the company's digital platforms or Hudson's Bay and Home Outfitters stores. "On March 28, we saw a significant spike of stolen credit cards offered for sale on one of the marketplaces", said Chorine. This affects anyone who shopped at Saks Fifth Ave or at the Saks stores between May of a year ago and now. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Wife Watch South Korean K-Pop Concert

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According to a pool report, the performance began at 6:20 p.m. local time, at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre located in the North Korean capital, after the schedule was adjusted twice to accommodate a large amount of people. Mr Kim has actually accepted hold tops with South Korean President Moon Jae-in as well as United States President Donald Trump . Reports say Mr Kim particularly enjoyed Red Velvet, a female group formed in 2014, who are famous for such hits as Ice Cream Cake and ... Read More »

USDA Projects 13.5 Million Cotton Acres for 2018

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Soybean stocks were on the rise as China, the world's largest soy importer, has focused on Brazilian supplies to meet its needs because the massive crop harvested by USA farmers in 2017 suffered from low protein content. Planted acreage intentions for soybeans are down or unchanged in 20 of the 31 estimating states. That would be Minnesota's lowest corn acreage since 2006 and a 7 percent decrease from past year. Read More »

Russian Federation can replace expelled diplomats

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Sixty U.S. diplomats will be expelled from Russia - the same as the number of Russian diplomats whom Washington has expelled and the U.S. consulate in St. She called Russia's actions "regrettable" and "unwarranted". The US expelled 60 on Monday as part of the coordinated global response. Last week, the United Kingdom suspended 21 Russian diplomats back to Moscow claiming that Russia was "highly responsible" for the poisoning attack. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid May Only Miss 1 Playoff Game

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Although Embiid passed the NBA's locker room concussion assessment tool he later began experiencing symptoms and has since been put in the NBA's concussion protocol. The Lakers announced the decision Saturday after Ingram was re-evaluated for an injury incurred Friday night. Simmons' backcourt partner, J. J. Redick has been consistent in all three wins, averaging 14.7 points while shooting 48.4 percent. Read More »

Uehara in contention at ANA Inspiration, 5 shots off pace

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The 5-foot-11 player now averages 270.4 yards off the tee, but she also has a deft putting touch that has her leading the LPGA in putting average (28.50 strokes per round), scoring average (68.25), putts per greens in regulation (1.65), rounds under par (11 in 12 rounds), rounds in the 60s (8) and eagles (5). Read More »

Stansted Airport cancels all flights over shuttle bus fire

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The shuttle service was completely destroyed and at around 5:12 p.m. local time a tweet from the airport authorities said fire has been put off and the officials are returning to the normal operations. Eyewitnesses say armed cops and Essex fire service arrived swiftly to the scene and likened the blaze to a "fireball". "Passengers are advised to check the latest flight information with their airlines". Read More »

'Malicious, Unfounded': ICICI Bank On Allegations Against Chanda Kochhar

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An investigative report published in the Indian Express accused the bank of quid pro quo and nepotism in extending credit to the Videocon group and its associate Nupower. He had alleged that this was done because of the business relations of Dhoot and Deepak Kochhar . Deepak Kochhar is the MD's husband, while Venugopal Dhoot is the chairman of Videocon Group. Read More »

Walmart talking with Humana on closer ties; acquisition possible

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The other big thing is Walmart has a lot of space and a health insurer could set up low-priced health clinics inside Walmart stores and that could save a health insurer a lot of money. Humana is a Medicare-focused insurer that could deepen Walmart's relationship with a key demographic - seniors - at a time when the retailer is being threatened by Amazon on several fronts. Read More »

Volkswagen: It will buy back diesels

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The renowned automaker, Volkswagen is planning to buy back new diesel cars - or nearly new diesel cars affected by the recent decision of German court to ban diesel auto to curb pollution. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) Reacquired Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars sit near Victorville, Calif. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) More than 20,000 have already been destroyed. Read More »

First Indexing Out Of Testing, Hitting Select Sites

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Google's search ranking system is about to undergo a major shakeup because of the sheer number of people who use smartphones and tablets rather than desktop PCs to browse the web. Mobile traffic on the internet first officially surpassed desktop traffic in October 2016, according to StatCounter. Google has also released a best practices for mobile first . Read More »

Mayweather Reacts To Golovkin vs Canelo Rematch Potentially Being Off

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Canelo Alvarez , left, and Gennady Golovkin fought to a controversial draw in their first encounter, in September. That hearing has now been pushed back to April 18 after the official NSAC filing. But the rematch has been in doubt ever since Canelo tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol , adverse results he blamed on meat contamination. Read More »

FCC gives satellite broadband service approval to SpaceX

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In a letter, dated Feb 1, to FCC SpaceX conveyed that it plans to launch a pair of experimental satellites on one of its Falcon 9 rockets. CEO Elon Musk confirmed that they had safely made it to orbit and were communication with ground control in Hawthorne, CA, but SpaceX's lips have remained sealed beyond Musk's brief mention. Read More »

Cetera Advisor Networks LLC Acquires 21075 Shares of ExxonMobil (XOM)

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Invesco Limited reported 4.28 million shares stake. This company shares tumbled -63.38% from their most recent record high of $13.00 and now hold $45.7 million in market value of equity. Going move backward a period of six month analysis we come to know that stock dipped -9.99% giving falling alert for Investors. Cutter Brokerage reported 8,170 shares. Read More »

Starbucks coffee must have cancer warning, rules California judge

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A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.135 during the last trading session, reaching $57.765. Thrivent For Lutherans invested in 8.00M shares or 0.03% of the stock. It is positive, as 63 investors sold Starbucks Corporation shares while 449 reduced holdings. Read More »

Trump attacks Amazon over damage to retailers

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Trump regards the newspaper as a mouthpiece for Bezos' business interests, calling it #AmazonWashingtonPost on Twitter . US President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted Amazon .com with a list of complaints, a day after news website Axios reported that Mr Trump wants to curb the mega retailer's growing power using federal antitrust laws and led its shares to fall nearly 5 per cent. Read More »

McDonald's Tuition Assistance to Get a Big Boost

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It has outperformed by 10.09% the S&P500. The beta factor is 0.63.Volatility shows sense of how far the stock will fall if the market takes a dive and how high stock will rise if the bull starts to climb. 444,064 were accumulated by Guggenheim Ltd Liability Corp. Cognios Cap holds 1.72% or 27,205 shares. South State Corp invested in 0.18% or 9,673 shares. Read More »

PAOK owner banned, team docked points for violence

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Olympiakos has dominated the league for two decades, but AEK is now favored to win for the first time in 24 years. Savvidis, a Georgia-born businessman and former Russian state deputy, stormed onto the pitch to angrily confront the referee after a PAOK goal was disallowed in the 90th minute in the top-of-the-table clash. Read More »

Barclays to pay $2 Billion to settle Mortgage Securities Lawsuit

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The Justice Department has also settled with two former Barclays executives, who were sued for fraud after the bank balked at paying the amount sought by the government in negotiations. It was a rare move as big banks typically negotiate a settlement before it reaches that point and risk a courtroom showdown with U.S. lawyers. "The substantial penalty Barclays and its executives have agreed to pay is an important step in recognising the harm that was caused to the national economy and to ... Read More »

Japanese foreign minister: Japan, US 'completely in sync' on North Korea

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The country's largest broadcaster NHK reported Tokyo has had to ask China for details on the Kim-Xi meeting and that its foreign ministry is "arranging a meeting" with Chinese counterparts. "There are stages and barriers", he told Reuters . The ally received no warning about Trump's decision to accept a meeting with Kim, and has been scrambling ever since and even tried to set up its own talks with Kim . Read More »