Saturday June 24-th, 2017

Whole Foods customers react to $13.7 billion Amazon merger Whole Foods customers react to $13.7 billion Amazon merger

Despite mixed reviews, Amazon opened its seventh shop last month in the Time Warner Centre at Columbus Circle in NY, and plans to open another this year. Shares of some major retailers that have entered the grocery world also fell. It wasn't until ...

Amazon-Whole Foods tie-up could speed grocery transformation Amazon-Whole Foods tie-up could speed grocery transformation

German discounters Aldi and Lidl are battling Wal-Mart, which controls 22 percent of the US grocery market, with each vowing to undercut whatever price the others offer . states, serving as distribution points and pick-up locations". Elise Bauer, ...

US Open leaderboard crowded after day two

This is the longest course on tour this year, but if the 50-year-old can manage to keep it in the fairways, he's got an opportunity to pick up some strokes on the golfers now ahead of him. Johnson birdied his opening two holes of the second round in ...

Trump To Announce Plan To Stop Cash Flow To Cuban Military Trump To Announce Plan To Stop Cash Flow To Cuban Military

Speaking at a Senate hearing on his department's proposed budget, Tillerson said "the general approach ... is to allow as much of this continued commercial and engagement activity to go on as possible". "If the Trump administration really wants to im...

Oil prices drop as Libya reportedly increases production Oil prices drop as Libya reportedly increases production

The cutbacks have yet to drain crude inventories significantly, Reuters added. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) was due to report its official figures for U.S. "From the point of view of OPEC , if they want to stabilise or increa...

Fed raises rate, plans balance sheet reduction Fed raises rate, plans balance sheet reduction

This would reduce its holdings of Treasury and mortgage-backed bonds, which they acquired in the wake of the financial crisis to support economic growth. Similarly, if you're a retiree living in part off of bond interest income, the quarter-point r...

Dennis Rodman says 'trying to open a door' in North Korea

Rodman, 56, is returning to North Korea for the first time in three years, a senior Donald Trump advisor confirmed to Fox News . Rodman tweeted that he was "headed to North Korea" on behalf of PotCoin, a website that facilitates legal cannab...

Mumbai Indians Clinch Third IPL Trophy with Thrilling 1-run Win

He was particularly delighted with the way his team had fought back to snatch a one-run win over Rising Pune Supergiant after posting a modest 128 for eight. Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu was then run out by Australian Steven Smith for a mere 12 run...

Arrested in London Terror Attack; Islamic State Claims Responsibility

The three attackers, who were wearing hoax suicide bomb vests, were shot dead by armed police within eight minutes of being alerted to the incident . Khan had earlier said Londoners would see an increased police presence on the streets of the city a...

Jobs Added in May, Unemployment at 16-Year Low Jobs Added in May, Unemployment at 16-Year Low

The unemployment rate declined to 4.3%, its lowest level during this economic expansion, though it was driven by a sequential decline in labor force participation to 62.7% from April's 62.9%. Meanwhile, state and local governments shed 9,000 workers,...

Pittsburgh to Trump: You don't speak for us on climate

We will keep working toward the ambitious goals of a closed-loop supply chain, and to eventually stop mining new materials altogether. "This requires our efforts to resolve existing issues". She was also accused by opponents of failing to stand up to...

UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron urged the Prime Minister to use whatever influence she has over the U.S. president to urge him to reverse his decision. Jake Jacoby said the actual global impact of meeting targets under the Paris accord would be to...

Trump abandons Paris climate change agreement

Worldwide leaders and scientists are saying jobs can be created in green technology, which will give the China the edge. And " Dija Shuaige Pifa " added that the US's exit from the agreement "is really good news for China , as the world will get...

Climate pact waits on Trump Climate pact waits on Trump

The Atlantic reported a year ago that a USA departure would likely result in less-transparent mechanisms for actually enforcing the Paris accord - because Chinese "faulty and unreliable energy statistics" could play a prominent role. "The vacuum...

Oil Back On The Rise, As OPEC Deal Extension Seems Likely Oil Back On The Rise, As OPEC Deal Extension Seems Likely

On Wednesday, oil prices were boosted by the EIA reporting a fresh draw in crude oil inventories for the week to May 12, at 1.8 million barrels. The best case scenario for the oil market seems to be a flat outlook for the sector. Analysts estim...

Wenger says Arsenal fans' criticism unforgettable

I believe there's a difference to being criticised and being treated in a way that human beings don't deserve to be treated and I will never forget that. Antonio Conte said: "I think in this type of game, it's hard to tell if there is a favourite". ...

Russia's Novak says may discuss adjustments to OPEC deal at monitoring committee Russia's Novak says may discuss adjustments to OPEC deal at monitoring committee

This shows there's not much more OPEC can do". OPEC could decide to return production to pre-cut levels as the cartel may not want to lose its market share and look to raise revenues through volumetric growth. "It's a bit of a headscratcher". The m...

Manchester bomber's father says he did not expect attack

The suspected attacker, Abedi, has not yet been formally identified by the coroner, Manchester police said. Those that studied the switch said the circuit board could either have been used as a time or intended as a failsafe following an accomp...

Pence releases financial info, Trump plans to Pence releases financial info, Trump plans to

On Wednesday, the New York Times broke news that Trump's presidential transition team reportedly had full knowledge that Michael Flynn-who would go on to be the president's first national security adviser-was under FBI investigation for secretl...

Would the House really need to vote again on health care? Would the House really need to vote again on health care?

The Senate voted 19-11 for the bill after rejecting an alternative backed by Democrats that would have exempted Social Security benefits from state income taxes instead of cutting all tax rates. Currently, public schools are funded through a statewid...

Hackers Just Stole $66000 in Bitcoin. Now What? Hackers Just Stole $66000 in Bitcoin. Now What?

As the scope and cost of ransomware continue to grow, several states have passed or introduced legislation to increase the penalties for ransomware. After the fee is paid, the hackers supposedly free the affected computer. They may have their work cu...

Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote

Presidential candidate President Rouhani who is seeking another mandate and Iranian Supreme Leader protégé Ebrahim Raisi have come head-to-head in fierce debates each riding the wave on freedoms, fighting corruption, resolving dilemmas faced by n...

Israeli officials turn on Trump over Russian Federation reports Israeli officials turn on Trump over Russian Federation reports

The Post added that the information was related to ISIS. Meanwhile, two US intelligence officials told NBC News that many people inside the USA intelligence community dispute McMaster's characterization. The partner that provided the now-exposed ...

Senate Delves into ACA Substitute Bill's Medicaid Reform Provisions Senate Delves into ACA Substitute Bill's Medicaid Reform Provisions

The health care bill fully maintains "guaranteed issue", which prevents the denial of health care due to pre-existing conditions , age, gender, etc. The pending estimates are significant because the House GOP leadership rushed through Thursday...

Trump's China trade deal won't wipe out the deficit Trump's China trade deal won't wipe out the deficit

American companies will be allowed to ship liquefied natural gas to China . It's been almost 14 years since China banned imports of US beef following the December 23, 2003 announcement that a Holstein cow had been diagnosed with BSE. Again, this ...

BC minority could have major implications for Alberta BC minority could have major implications for Alberta

People were fed up with unethical practices such as the B.C. Liberals' cash-for-access fundraisers, which the opposition parties rightly vow to end. It's fair to say the Green Party was a big victor even though it captured just three seats out of 8...

Crude posts further gain in Asia after suprise USA stocks draw Crude posts further gain in Asia after suprise USA stocks draw

An expectation of a balancing market from OPEC and decent economic expectations from Europe helped drive a rally in crude oil prices Thursday. The announcement will likely boost to oil prices, which yesterday jumped on reports from the American Pet...

OPEC Sees Much Higher Oil Supply From Rivals In 2017 OPEC Sees Much Higher Oil Supply From Rivals In 2017

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were trading at $46.66 per barrel, up 23 cents, or 0.5 percent from the day before. Brent crude surged 2.4 per cent to around US$50.12 per barrel yesterday afternoon, recovering some of the pas...

Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years

Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO Ian Narev during the House Economics Committee. But it forecast widening deficits in the next three years before a return to surplus, which saw Standard and Poor's warn the rating could be lowered if the govern...

Buffett expresses sympathy, but Berkshire political spending proposal fails

Here are five highlights investors should know. Currently, Berkshire has more than $90 billion in cash on hand. Buffett's change of heart would be both a boon to his shareholders and somewhat ironic: The investor has publicly espoused the value of ...

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