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China to cut off North Korean imports under United Nations sanctions China to cut off North Korean imports under United Nations sanctions
- August 15, 2017

Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday to consider investigating China's IP policies, especially the practice of forcing U.S. companies operating in China to transfer technological know-how. China , the isolated North's main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un's regime too hard for fear it might collapse. United Nations sanctions must be implemented 30 days after the resolution was approved in a vote on August 6. (more...)
Stocks plunge amid growing North Korean-US tensions, gold continues rise Stocks plunge amid growing North Korean-US tensions, gold continues rise
- August 15, 2017

The major index futures are now pointing to a modestly higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 21 points. "When investors are optimistic to the extreme, it means that most of their money is already in the market and there's no more money coming in", Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Robert W. (more...)
Dreaming of an American job? It could be quite taxing Dreaming of an American job? It could be quite taxing
- August 15, 2017

This report presents detailed findings about the prevalence and distribution of working conditions across the American workforce by age, gender, and education. A nationwide survey of just over 3,000 adults found many had unstable work schedules, along with unpleasant and potentially unsafe job conditions. The physical exertion of their jobs may be why some older Americans retire early. (more...)
Merck, Under Armour, Intel CEOs resign from Trump panel Merck, Under Armour, Intel CEOs resign from Trump panel
- August 15, 2017

Ken Frazier, the CEO of pharma giant Merck , announced Monday morning that he was leaving the council over the response to Trump's response to Charlottesville , prompting angry tweets from the President. He lashed out nearly immediately at Frazier, saying on Twitter that he will now "have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!" "I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism", said Frazier, calling on America's leaders - including Trump - to clearly reject ... (more...)
Seahawks vs. Chargers: What to watch for Seahawks vs. Chargers: What to watch for
- August 15, 2017

The Seahawks reserves badly outplayed those of the Chargers in a 48-17 exhibition victory before a somewhat underwhelming crowd of 21,054 - about 6,000 less than capacity - in StubHub Center. Clemens' short pass over the middle bounced off Branden Oliver's shoulder pads and was intercepted by Terence Garvin , who returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to give Seattle a 10-7 lead late in the first quarter. (more...)
USA stocks close lower, snapping Dow's 10-day winning streak USA stocks close lower, snapping Dow's 10-day winning streak
- August 15, 2017

But by the end of the day, traders appeared to take the geopolitical drama in stride. On Friday, the S&P 500 rose 3.11 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,441.32. Macy's was down 4.4 percent after the company said its sales continued to decline in the second quarter. Health care stocks, which have been in a slump, posted gains. (more...)
Pete Tefft's Father Denounces White Nationalist Son in Letter Pete Tefft's Father Denounces White Nationalist Son in Letter
- August 15, 2017

The father of a man identified as a participant in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , Virginia, publicly denounced his son's "vile, hateful, and racist rhetoric and actions" on Monday. Should we even discuss Trump with our family members ? We are all bleeding-heart liberals who believe in the fundamental equality of all human beings. (more...)
Oil prices settle at lowest level in three weeks
- August 15, 2017

Atkinson echoed other experts by reiterating the catch-22 facing the market when prices finally go begin to move upward: he said they will be "capped by the likelihood of more supply coming on stream from the U.S". The IEA stressed that more time is needed before the evolving fundamentals are felt by the market, especially given the output expansion by Libya and Nigeria , the two renegade countries that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) failed to take to task ... (more...)
SolarReserve to build $511m solar thermal project in South Australia SolarReserve to build $511m solar thermal project in South Australia
- August 15, 2017

The first of its kind in Australia, the Aurora Solar Energy Project will utilise SolarReserve's leading solar thermal technology with integrated molten salt energy storage and will enable eight hours of energy storage. In September 2016 the government launched a tender process to procure 75% of its long-term power supply with the goal to introduce a new competitor into the electricity market. (more...)
AIADMK row: TTV Dinakaran confident of getting back 'two-leaves' symbol AIADMK row: TTV Dinakaran confident of getting back 'two-leaves' symbol
- August 15, 2017

On Monday, Dhinakaran lashed out at the Palaniswami camp, saying, "27 people sitting in the party headquarters can not decide the fate of AIADMK". "The people know who was in power throughout the period when Puratchi Thalaivi Amma ( Jayalalithaa ) was in hospital". (more...)
Pandora plucks Roger Lynch from Sling TV as new CEO Pandora plucks Roger Lynch from Sling TV as new CEO
- August 15, 2017

Lynch's previous company, Dish Network Corp.'s DISH, +0.44% Sling TV , has a Latin American offering with its Sling Latino, which offers standalone and extra Spanish-programming packages tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant Hispanics in the U.S. (more...)
DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Down Triple Digits on North Korea Fears DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Down Triple Digits on North Korea Fears
- August 15, 2017

NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Wall Street put a floor under global equities on Friday after a weak inflation reading brought investors back into USA technology and other stocks, but gold and the yen still added slightly to the week's gains as tensions continued to escalate between North Korea and the United States. (more...)
Tesla Just Made A Futuristic Tiny House Tesla Just Made A Futuristic Tiny House
- August 15, 2017

The Tesla Tiny House measures 6 by 2.2 by 4 meters, or approximately 19.7 by 7.2 by 13.1 feet, and is clad in locally sourced, sustainable wood. According to a report by Electrek , Tesla will showcase its newest energy products "to educate the public on how to generate, store and use renewable energy for their home". (more...)
Ikea launches home battery for solar panels in the UK
- August 15, 2017

The Swedish retailer has just announced that it will begin selling home batteries, in addition to rooftop solar panels , in the United Kingdom. It says by storing this energy through its new solar battery, this number should double to 80 percent and cut up to 70 percent off electricity bills. (more...)
Standard Life and Aberdeen complete mega merger Standard Life and Aberdeen complete mega merger
- August 15, 2017

Standard Life PLC ( LON:SL .) and Aberdeen Asset Management PLC ( LON:ADM ) began their new life together as Standard Life Aberdeen this morning after their merger finally completed. Standard Life Aberdeen will have offices in 50 cities around the world, servicing clients in 80 countries. Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen , said: "Our priority remains the delivery of strong investment performance and the highest level of client service". (more...)
Springfield officer accused of 'mocking' Charlottesville victim Springfield officer accused of 'mocking' Charlottesville victim
- August 15, 2017

MassLive confirmed the digital exchanges and Lariviere's employment with the officer himself. Barbieri has said he intends to case reviewed by the Community Police Hearings Board. It apparently read: "When you were born a Challenger but identify as a Ram". The alleged comments were made on Facebook by a now employed officer. (more...)
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc
- August 15, 2017

Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.0366009543546 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. Berkshire Hathaway has a 1-year low of $141.92 and a 1-year high of $179.99. I thought Berkshire Hathaway would deliver more than $107 billion in cash in Q2 2017; its cash stash came in at $99.7 billion, a stone's throw from triple digits. (more...)
Bombay High Court puts up Sahara's Aamby Valley for public auction Bombay High Court puts up Sahara's Aamby Valley for public auction
- August 15, 2017

The auction notice was published inviting potential bidders for the city that has several amenities such as golf course, airport, hospital, adventure sports, retail, entertainment, worldwide school and hospitality. Sahara group pegs the market valuation of this project at over Rs1 lakh crore. During the initial days, Sahara also faced protests from locals who feared their water would be blocked by the luxury resort city. (more...)
California to sue Trump administration over sanctuary city threat California to sue Trump administration over sanctuary city threat
- August 14, 2017

It follows a lawsuit in January that challenged Trump's broader threat to funding sanctuary cities. San Francisco filed a similar lawsuit against the Trump administration over the same restrictions late last week, according to Reuters. Chicago filed a similar lawsuit August 7 and California is expected to file a similar complaint. "It's a low blow to the men and women who wear the badge for the federal government to threaten their crime fighting resources in order to force them to do the ... (more...)
Target to acquire same-day delivery company Grand Junction Target to acquire same-day delivery company Grand Junction
- August 14, 2017

Target is getting serious about improving its last mile delivery, logistics and supply chain capabilities, with the acquisition of Grand Junction , a technology transportation company offering software that manages local delivery throughout North America. (more...)

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