Iranian vessels 'harass' US Navy ship: Pentagon

08 Mar, 2017

The official said the Iranian boats tried to get between the USA and other ships, coming within about 600 yards of the USNS Invincible , a tracking ship. Air Force (not Navy). The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has said it would close the Strait of Hormuz, most recently last May, if the face of threats from the United States and its allies.

Yellen to Headline Final Round of Fed Speeches Before March Meeting

04 Mar, 2017

More importantly, she dropped hints that it might end up having to increase them this year more than planned. While US President Trump didn't impress markets with any new economic news during his Presidential address on Tuesday night, his surprisingly Presidential tone and his reassertion that he would introduce a $1trillion infrastructure programme helped to calm trader frustrations.

Palo Alto Networks Is Getting Pounded in After-Hours Trading Tuesday

02 Mar, 2017

Davidson. The company's non-GAAP net loss was $59.6 million, wider than a loss of $39.5 million reported a year ago. The retailer isn't looking for much, if any, revenue growth this year either. Similarly, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 7.34% and for the year was 4.91%, while the YTD performance remained at 21.47%. Its sales stood at 8.20% a year on average in the period of last five years.

Pro-Trump rally to be held Monday in Monmouth County

01 Mar, 2017

In Atlanta, the pro-Trump rally was so vast, photographers struggled to find a viewpoint to accurately depict its magnitude. According to a Facebook page promoting the rally , the event will start at 11:30 in the morning and end by 1 p.m.

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' Scores Monster $30.5 Million Opening

28 Feb, 2017

The victor for the last two weekends, The LEGO Batman Movie , dropped to second place with $19 million, which was just a 41.8% drop from last weekend, while the other two new releases, Collide and Rock Dog , failed to even crack the top 10.

First Trump Budget to Take Aim at Non-Retiree Social Safety Net

28 Feb, 2017

Trump on Tuesday evening will give his first speech before a joint session of Congress. This is because the debt fluctuates naturally over time depending on the government's existing schedule of payments, tax collections, and other factors.

Trump Enforcement Plan Has Immigrants Bracing For Raids, Deportations

26 Feb, 2017

During their brief visit, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will face a Mexican government anxiously rethinking its relationship with its bigger, richer and more powerful neighbour. The new priorities are broad enough to apply to nearly any illegal immigrant, including anyone who has been charged with a crime, misrepresented themselves, poses a risk to public safety, or "have abused any program related to receipt of public benefits".

Do you agree with our Oscars 2017 predictions?

26 Feb, 2017

And one last thing about Sunday night's awards - Hollywood, we get it. The Los Angeles Times likewise identifies the 11 "most notable political moments" at the Oscars, including the time in 1993 that Richard Gere opted to discuss China.

LG K10 Announced In India With Android Nougat, Panic Button

23 Feb, 2017

The advanced fingerprint sensor that is located just below the rear camera cannot only keep your smartphone secure but also act as a quick shutter button for selfies and screen capture. You can check out all of these variants in one of the provided images down below, and it's also worth mentioning that the phone comes with a free smart cover and unlimited audio and video downloads from Hungama for the period of 45 days.

CDC: It definitely looks like flu season is here

22 Feb, 2017

However, it was shown to be 73 percent effective in fighting illnesses caused by the B strain of influenza. With weeks to go during the current flu season, vaccination at this time could still offer protective benefit. With flu continuing to occur through this month and into March, there's still flu that can be prevented or made less severe, said Schaffner. Some people get more protection from the flu shot than others.

Melania Trump Announces That White House Visitation Resumes In March

17 Feb, 2017

She continues to stay in her NY apartment, while her 10-year old son, Barron , finishes school. "This life wasn't her dream - it was Donald's", said friend and celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch . More than an hour into a raucous White House news conference, President Donald Trump was asked a personal question about his wife, Melania Trump .

Protests, arrests as Mesa mom faces deportation after Trump order

13 Feb, 2017

Santos writes that Garcia de Rayos was "afraid to go to her appointment on Wednesday". Her lawyer claimed she didn't know the woman whose identity she was accused of stealing. She was consequently ordered to self-deport in 2013, but was given a pass under the Obama administration's relaxed immigration standards, which mainly targeted "violent criminals or people who pose a threat to national security".

Thomas Cook Tourists Turn to Bulgaria, Croatia Amid Terror Spree

11 Feb, 2017

It said bookings for holidays in Greece were now up by more than 40%, while Spain had also done well. Thomas Cook has put up package holiday prices by 9% and sharply increased its capacity in Greece as it faces intense competition and higher hotel costs in popular Spanish island resorts.

Snapchat is growing up, files for IPO

03 Feb, 2017

In its filing , Snap said, "Although other US -based companies have publicly traded classes of non-voting stock, to our knowledge, no other company has completed an initial public offering of non-voting stock on a USA stock exchange". In short, this user base, because of its age, is less sticky. While the Lenses are pretty cool and do attract users who come to Snapchat to use them, Snap is about to open up the technology for advertisers.

Denver radio station owner Entercom to take over CBS Radio

03 Feb, 2017

The complex merger agreement that will leave CBS shareholders with 72% of the enlarged Entercom is said to have come together in the past few weeks. The companies said they posted pro forma adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or Ebitda, of almost $500 million on roughly $1.7 billion in revenue over the past 12 months.

India freaks out over USA plans to change high-skilled visas

02 Feb, 2017

P. Gurnani, CEO of Tech Mahindra, one of India's largest technology outsourcing agencies and chairman of Indian industry body NASSCOM . R Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM said, "Our strong suggestion is that they should carefully calibrate the conditions keeping in mind the skill shortage in the US".

Google Bites Into Apple in Global Top Brand Rankings

02 Feb, 2017

In another shakeup Lego has replaced Disney as the world's most powerful brand, with Disney slipping behind the likes of Nike, Google and Visa to settle at sixth place. Sales from Amazon's first- and third-party sales, and Prime Now represented 43% of all revenue generated in the USA online market during 2016, according to the latest data from Slice Intelligence.

Note ban shaved 0.25-0.5% off GDP growth

02 Feb, 2017

The survey quotes Pricewaterhouse Coopers which reported India's high dependence on cash in 2015. Last October, led by New Development Bank president K.V. The Economic Survey also said the implementation of wage hikes and muted tax receipts would put pressure on the fiscal deficit in 2017/18. Briefly, the costs include a contraction in cash money supply and subsequent, albeit temporary, slowdown in GDP growth; and benefits include increased digitalisation, greater tax compliance and a ...

Toyota loses top-selling automaker crown in 2016

31 Jan, 2017

Ten years ago, then-CEO Martin Winterkorn determined that Volkswagen would take the top spot from Toyota, as Toyota had taken it from General Motors . VW group - which includes Audi, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini - sold a record 10.3 million vehicles previous year. Even so, Volkswagen's time at the top may be extended thanks to Donald Trump.

Johnson & Johnson pays big for Swiss biotech firm Actelion

27 Jan, 2017

The shares of R&D NewCo will be distributed to Actelion's shareholders as a stock dividend and the new unit will be launched with 1 billion francs in cash.Urs Beck, fund manager at EFG Asset Management that holds Actelion shares, hailed the transaction."J&J is a good partner with a huge distribution network".

Etihad Airways Parent Company Says Its CEO Is Leaving

25 Jan, 2017

In May past year, Etihad formed the Etihad Aviation Group with five business divisions in the aviation and travel space: the flagship airline, Etihad Airways Engineering, Etihad Airport Services, the Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. Mr Al Mazrouei said Etihad was now embarking on a strategic review but was committed to the equity partnerships. Under his leadership, the company has provided new opportunities for thousands of Emiratis and has been a critical element in the remarkable ...

British American Tobacco to merge with Reynolds

18 Jan, 2017

Both companies were in talks about a potential deal in October, but Reynolds, known for selling Camel and Newport cigarettes, initially rejected it, Reuters reported . "We have been shareholders in Reynolds since 2004 and we have benefited from the success of the present management team's strategy, including its acquisition of Lorillard, which we supported with our own investment in 2015".

Renault under investigation for cheating on diesel emissions tests

15 Jan, 2017

Since Volkswagen Group's diesel vehicle emissions cheating case came in to light, the auto industry around the world has been in turmoil. Renault , whose biggest shareholder is the French government with a 20 percent stake, said it hasn't received any official notification about the latest developments in the investigation , which French prosecutors announced in a brief statement Friday.

Premium products help Aldi post record Christmas sales

11 Jan, 2017

Tesco boosted its sales by 1.3 per cent, and the market rewarded it by boosting its share price by 4.4 per cent. After 28 months of deflation in the market, like-for-like grocery prices have increased by 0.2 percentage points to bring a return to inflation.

Oil prices rise on hopes of output cuts plan

11 Jan, 2017

West Texas Intermediate futures were trading at $52.99/bbl, down $1, or 1.9%, compared with a session low of $52.85. The last EIA report found USA shale oil was more resilient to lower crude oil prices than initially expected. US shale production could also pivot higher in the future as data shows the number of rigs digging for oil in the USA have increased for ten straight weeks.

Facebook to Start Showing Ads Inside Videos

11 Jan, 2017

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will start testing out mid-roll ads through which the company will be giving a chance to publishers to insert ads in the videos. The move to ad breaks comes as little surprise to publishers. That stance has also discouraged some Facebook publishers, like sports leagues, from putting valuable content on the network.

Former Employee Claims Company Lied To Investors

08 Jan, 2017

A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles claims Snapchat "will not let anything stand in the way of an IPO, including its obligations to represent material facts accurately". Pompliano raised concerns about misrepresentations to three superiors to no avail, according to the filing. He has alleged in his filings that the reason quoted for his termination was also falsified, which has made it hard for him to find another job in the industry.

Massive sand trucks added to NYC's New Year's Eve security plans

31 Dec, 2016

Although it will not be exceptionally cold during the day on Saturday, people standing outdoors for several hours in anticipation of midnight will certainly want to wear their winter clothing. This year, she said the stage is on Stanwix Street and that should open up better views. How about other livestream options? NBC will continue to play their part by hosting its traditional broadcast , kicking things off at 11:30 p.m.

Amazon patent hints at floating warehouses in the sky

30 Dec, 2016

Amazon is exploring the use of giant airships to serve as mobile, flying warehouses that could help the online retail giant deliver more of its goods by drone. IBTimes UK reached out to Amazon for comment on the patent but did not receive an immediate response. The airships themselves are described as "airborne fulfillment centres" (AFC).

JonBenet Ramsey's brother files $750 million defamation lawsuit

30 Dec, 2016

Generally speaking, the suit claims that the show, produced for CBS by independent studio Critical Content, blames then 9-year-old Burke Ramsey for killing his sister in the basement of their Boulder, Colo. James Kolar, James Fitzgerald, Stanley Burke and Werner Spitz. The lawsuit claims that while promoting the docuseries that aired in the fall, the experts concluded they may have solved who murdered JonBenet.

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