Economy

Trump order would target high skilled worker visa program

Trump has been critical of the program, claiming that it disadvantages American workers. The Trump administration plans to explore ways to weight H-1B visa approvals toward higher-skilled, higher-paid workers and away from the current lottery system. [Full Article...]

High-skills visa applications drop ahead of Trump move to limit program

The order calls for reforms to the H-1B visa programme to ensure they "are awarded to the most skilled or highest-paid applicants ", a White House official told reporters ahead of the move. President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and NY without a market for their product. [Full Article...]

Theranos agrees to pay $4.65 million in Arizona refunds

Theranos agrees to pay $4.65 million in Arizona refunds Theranos said that including all consumers who had tests over that time period demonstrated the company's commitment to resolving the issue amicably on behalf of Arizonans and working collaboratively with state officials. About 10 percent of those results were later voided by the company , the court documents indicate. In addition to consumer restitution, the company will also pay for civil pen... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin, New York governors ask Trump for help on milk

Trump says "unfair things" have happened in Canada to US dairy farmers. Last April, the Canadian province of Ontario implemented a new milk-pricing policy that imposes import taxes on ultra-filtered milk, a liquid protein concentrate used to make cheese. [Full Article...]

Times Theresa May Said She Wouldn't Call a General Election

Times Theresa May Said She Wouldn't Call a General Election The British Prime-Minister announced on Tuesday the shocking decision of calling a precipitous general election for 8 June. 'Our opponents believe that because the government's majority is extremely small that they can weaken our resolve and persuade us to change course. [Full Article...]

Trump family hosts first White House egg roll

Trump family hosts first White House egg roll Alongside first lady Melania and son Barron, the president welcomed 21,000 guests and some 18,000 easter eggs to the White House to take part in the tradition that has been around since 1878. And while White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ditched his bunny suit , he still read "How to Catch The Easter Bunny" alongside a kid from the audience. [Full Article...]

Trump and Xi wrap up first meeting

Trump and Xi wrap up first meeting Meanwhile, he suggested that the two sides carry out the annual exchange programs they have agreed upon, and implement and improve the mutual reporting mechanism on major military operations and the code of safe conduct on naval and air military encounters. [Full Article...]

The Electrocomponents plc (ECM) Receives Buy Rating from Liberum Capital

RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Sector Perform" rating in Tuesday, October 6 report. Finally, BNP Paribas raised The Sage Group plc to an "outperform" rating and raised their price target for the stock from GBX 640 ($8.06) to GBX 750 ($9.44) in a research report on Friday, February 10th. [Full Article...]

U.S. vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes

Blitzer mentioned that the USA military also shared an image of a radar track of a Syrian airplane from the Shayrat airfield flying to the purported chemical strike area Tuesday. But as lawmakers called on Trump to consult with Congress, Trump administration officials sent mixed signals on the scope of future USA involvement. [Full Article...]

Mercedes, BMW, Hyundai Dump O'Reilly Amid Harassment Allegations

Mercedes, BMW, Hyundai Dump O'Reilly Amid Harassment Allegations Walsh said she came forward because she was told by a New York Times reporter that numerous women who have accused O'Reilly of harassment are bound by gag orders. The network was working with its "partners to address the concerns" around the sexual harassment suit , Fox News told the media. The most prominent national advertiser in the show was AT&T, which ran three corporate image-burnishing ... [Full Article...]

Penguins beat Blue Jackets in OT

The 19-year-old returned to the game in the third period with a full shield, but couldn't make it to overtime because his eye had swelled completely shut . Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue Jackets awaits a face-off during the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins . "We played the game we wanted to, we just weren't able to bury our chances and they did", Blue Jackets forward Brandon... [Full Article...]

On North Korea, Trump signals break with US-China policy

On North Korea, Trump signals break with US-China policy And, in fact, the North Korean leader's embarrassing missile misfire over the weekend was so pathetic it didn't even draw a Twitter rebuke from President Trump. He said the Trump administration's deployment of the Carl Vinson nuclear carrier task group to waters off the Korean Peninsula again "proves the USA reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase of its scenario". [Full Article...]

Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade with key ally

Pence, headed to Japan, turns focus to trade with key ally Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war. "We have to be honest where our trade relationship is falling short", he said at a meeting with business leaders in Seoul on Tuesday. Spicer insisted Monday that Trump's comments and tweets haven't added to the ten... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton: It's painful when you mess up

It's hard to explain. Team radio messages suggested Bottas was given instructions to let Hamilton pass him in the closing stages of an incident-filled race at least three times. As a team , at least, we should have won but we didn't. Vettel's struggle with tyres came in the following lap and he pitted immediately, feeding back into the pack ahead of Ricciardo in fourth. [Full Article...]

Ark. vows to keep pushing for executions despite setback

They oppose the state's plan to execute eight prisoners by the end of the month, once its supply of lethal injection drugs expires. The Supreme Court's decision marks the second reprieve for Don Davis , who was just hours from death in 2010 when his life was spared, and caps a day of debate in state and federal courts to give Arkansas the go-ahead to carry out its first executions since 200... [Full Article...]

Musk Shocks Tesla Stock After "Tesla Semi" Announcement On Twitter

Musk Shocks Tesla Stock After In addition, the 45-year-old said Tesla's economy vehicle, the Model 3, will finally be launched in July. Musk further elaborated and said that the reveal of the Tesla pickup would come within the next 18 to 24 months. Earlier this week, Tesla recently became the most valuable U.S. vehicle company, passing General Motors for the top spot after blowing past Ford last week. [Full Article...]

Minnesota senators press United Airlines about passenger dragged from plane

Minnesota senators press United Airlines about passenger dragged from plane In the video, other passengers are heard saying, "Please, my God", "What are you doing?" It's an often-overlooked policy to which you agree when you book your tickets. The others did as they were told , but Dao refused and was yanked out of his seat and dragged off the plane by airport security. As of Tuesday, Dr Dao was still in a Chicago hospital recovering from his injuries, his lawyer s... [Full Article...]

Policy change hits United Airlines in light of recent passenger fiasco

Policy change hits United Airlines in light of recent passenger fiasco The change comes after a passenger, Dr. David Dao, was dragged from a fully-booked United Express flight in Chicago because he refused to give up his seat to make room for crew members. United Airlines spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said the passengers could take the compensation in cash, travel credits or miles. The case, however, highlighted the common practice by airlines to sell more tickets tha... [Full Article...]

US housing starts fall in March, permits rise

US housing starts fall in March, permits rise Single-family construction slipped 6.2% to an 821,000-unit pace in March, following its strongest post-recession pace of 875,000 units in February. Still, new housing production in the first quarter of this year is running 8.1% above the pace in 2016. [Full Article...]

United Airlines CEO: We won't let police drag people off planes anymore

United Airlines CEO: We won't let police drag people off planes anymore Dao is now recovering from his injuries in a Chicago hospital. "Ideally those conversations happen in the gate area", said United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy. Hours later on Monday, his tone turned defensive. PR Week, which named Mr Munoz its USA communicator of the year just last month, described his response as "tone deaf" and framing the event "purely in terms of its effect on United, rather... [Full Article...]


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