Economy

Starbucks changes bathroom policy

Starbucks changes bathroom policy The men, who said they were waiting for a third person to arrive to discuss a business deal, later settled with the company for $1 each and a $200,000 pledge from Starbucks to set up a program for young entrepreneurs. And one thing led to another. "We were absolutely wrong in every way". Last month, Starbuck's CEO Kevin Johnson personally apologized to the men in a face-to-face meeting... [Full Article...]

No security: Symantec shares plunge 33 percent on disclosure of internal investigation

No security: Symantec shares plunge 33 percent on disclosure of internal investigation The firm has a market cap of $17.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.56, a P/E/G ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 0.86. This company's ROA is now 6.40%. Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) was cut by PiperJaffray from a "Overweight" rating to a "Neutral" rating in a a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. [Full Article...]

$386.66 Million in Sales Expected for Match Group (MTCH) This Quarter

Match Group Inc had 31 analyst reports since November 13, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. For example, a projected EPS growth stands at 129.60% in this year, while for the next years it is estimated at 23.30%. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $42.56. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. boosted its position in shares of Match Group by 2,627.7% during the fourth quarter. [Full Article...]

Unemployment drops in Victoria, climbs in BC, Stats Canada

Unemployment drops in Victoria, climbs in BC, Stats Canada The Canadian economy unexpectedly shed jobs in April on the back of a drop in part-time positions, bolstering bets that the Bank of Canada will hold interest rates steady when its policy makers meet later this month. Thomas jobless rate has fallen below six per cent for the first time since last fall. Statistics Canada Labour Market Analyst Vincent Ferrao says it was 8.8 per cent last month,... [Full Article...]

USA leaving of JCPOA won't affect Iran's oil, gas exports, revenue: Zanganeh

USA leaving of JCPOA won't affect Iran's oil, gas exports, revenue: Zanganeh A senior official with a Chinese oil major, who declined to be identified because he is not authorized to speak to the media, said new sanctions would hurt Chinese refiners by pushing up the price of crude. OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia indicated it was ready to act. "There's a broad consensus that [supplies are] going to rebalance and tighten up, but you throw the possibility of disruptions of fl... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk touts new tunnel under LA in video, promises free rides

Elon Musk touts new tunnel under LA in video, promises free rides Pending final regulatory approval, we will offer free rides to the public for several months. Are you excited to try one of Elon Musk's " Loop " pods soon? Those free rides are just the "demo system rides", of course-once it's properly up and running, taking the proof-of-concept Boring tunnel will incur a fee. [Full Article...]

Six-foot-tall robot is filmed jogging casually across grass

Six-foot-tall robot is filmed jogging casually across grass The latest creations, named Atlas , is seen in a recent video performing a test. Jumping humanoid "Atlas" and dog-like " SpotMini " star in the clips which, depending on your worldview, will either be stunning or haunting. Few things succeed in riling up the Internet faster, unleashing a unique cocktail of amazement and terror, than a new Boston Dynamics robot video. [Full Article...]

FCC hits Florida 'robocaller' with record $120M fine

FCC hits Florida 'robocaller' with record $120M fine Abramovich, a Miami-based travel marketer it said was being tens of millions of nuisance calls made over a three-month period. The Abramovich fine is part of a multifaceted effort to crack down on robocalls, which have spurred more than 4.5 million complaints to federal regulators in recent years. [Full Article...]

Giuliani says Trump 'wasn't aware' of Cohen pitch promising access

It reported that the documents showed the company turned to Cohen three days after Trump was elected, seeking his help on a wide range of issues pending before the federal government. AT&T paid Cohen at a time when it was pursuing a merger with Time Warner , which required administration approval. Cohen was also paid $1.2million by the pharmaceutical company Novartis. [Full Article...]

Stock Rating Update on the Shares of Helios and Matsn Ana (HMNY)

Stock Rating Update on the Shares of Helios and Matsn Ana (HMNY) To a long-term shareholder, most technical indicators are of little value, as they do nothing to shed light on the underlying business. Therefore stocks with higher earnings growth should offer the highest capital gains. Most of the active traders and investors are keen to find ways to compare the value of stocks. Brokerages have set a 1 year consensus price target of $15.50 for the company, a... [Full Article...]

Black Man Choke Slammed Outside Waffle House After Prom By Cop

Black Man Choke Slammed Outside Waffle House After Prom By Cop Speaking to ABC 11 , Wall explained that he was at the restaurant to get some food after taking his 16-year-old sister to prom. Bernice King is urging the public to boycott Waffle House after a disturbing video of a black man being choked and body slammed at the restaurant surfaced on Facebook. [Full Article...]

Skechers Files Lawsuit Against Adidas Amid FBI College Basketball Investigation

Skechers Files Lawsuit Against Adidas Amid FBI College Basketball Investigation A spokesperson for Adidas called the lawsuit "frivolous and nonsensical". An FBI investigation that launched last fall determined employees of Adidas were going to convey money to high school and college basketball athletes as well as their families, "in return for their endorsement with the company upon their turn to the professional ranks", writes CBS Sports' Kyle Boone. [Full Article...]

Saudis will seek nuclear weapon if Iran does: minister

Saudis will seek nuclear weapon if Iran does: minister Hence, the more diplomatic approach taken by the former Obama administration towards Saudi Arabia is over - in other words, it is the convergence of Washington and Riyadh once more. Saudi Arabia now pumps around 10 million bpd, but has capacity of around 12 million bpd - a surplus of two million bpd. Under the Iran nuclear agreement, the threat of an Iran bomb could have been averted fo... [Full Article...]

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Lesser known facts

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Lesser known facts The actress has seldom failed to impress her with her choice of outfit and styling - both fashion and beauty - and this year as well, all eyes will be on her. There she will foray into the virtual world of social media. But before that, we will see Cannes regular Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, attracting spotlight with her appearance at the French Riviera on the May 12 and 13. [Full Article...]

Buyers seek U.S. waivers to buy Iranian oil amid new sanctions

Buyers seek U.S. waivers to buy Iranian oil amid new sanctions Saudi Arabia is ready to offset any supply shortage but it will not act alone to fill the gap, an OPEC source familiar with the kingdom's oil thinking said on Wednesday. USA crude rose $1.95 to $71.01 per barrel and Brent was last at $77.09, up $2.24. Gasoline prices , which generally follow oil prices, have jumped to a national average of $2.81 a gallon, according to AAA. [Full Article...]

Black Woman Throws Her Niece's Ashes At White Police Officer

Black Woman Throws Her Niece's Ashes At White Police Officer The LAPD denied that officers used force against Wilson but the case resulted in internal reviews of practices including when jail staff should contact a mental health unit about an inmate and how to notify families about deaths. 'She's going to stay with you!' Video footage of the incident shows her walking away from the officer while yelling, "That's Wakiesha". Her death triggered protests f... [Full Article...]

BT to cut 13000 jobs

BT to cut 13000 jobs A BT spokesperson, said: "There are no details at this stage of either the reduction in roles, or the new jobs we have announced today, or what this means for individual locations around the country". A further GBP2.0 billion contribution will be funded from bonds issue, which will be held by the pension scheme trustee. The Communication Workers Union (CWU), the biggest trade union in the commun... [Full Article...]

Provident Financial (LON:PFG) Has Hold Rating Reconfirmed by Shore Capital

Provident Financial (LON:PFG) Has Hold Rating Reconfirmed by Shore Capital The stock increased 0.73% or GBX 29 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 4007. About 7.30 million shares traded or Infinity% up from the average. Investors holded 194.42 million in 2017Q3 but now own 196.66 million shares or 1.15% more. (NASDAQ:PRTO). Drw Lc holds 38,686 shares. Waddell And Reed Finance reported 0% stake. [Full Article...]

Australian Government to Build a National Space Agency

Australian Government to Build a National Space Agency In explaining the inequity of the budget spend on the road network, the AAA points out that the government will collect $54.4 billion from the fuel excise - $12.6 billion in 2018/19 alone - and a further $5.1 billion from the luxury auto tax and import tariff. [Full Article...]

United States wholesale prices up slightly, food costs down

United States wholesale prices up slightly, food costs down GDP growth", said Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of the West in San Francisco. Fed policy-makers have in recent days signalled they would not be too concerned if inflation overshot the target, reiterating what the central bank said in its latest policy statement last week. [Full Article...]


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