Stocks edge up; dollar down

Stocks edge up; dollar down

WALL STREET: Major U.S. benchmarks ended lower. The broader Topix gained 0.1 percent to 1,572.69 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 added 0.1 percent to 14,087.07. The dollar index .DXY was 0.3 percent higher at 101.70, extending a 0.7 percent rise in the past two sessions after a bout of profit taking at the end of last week. Read More

McDonald's Just Deleted This Tweet Savaging Donald Trump

McDonald's Just Deleted This Tweet Savaging Donald Trump

The fast-food restaurant stated that it was the people from Twitter who notified McDonald's that their account had been compromised . On Thursday, a pinned tweet showed up on McDonald's Corporation's Twitter account - a tweet which has since been deleted . Read More

BBC film crew pummelled by falling rocks from erupting volcano

BBC film crew pummelled by falling rocks from erupting volcano

The injured people are recovering in nearby hospitals, according to La Repubblica, but they are not thought to be seriously hurt. Reporter Morelle revealed that a seasoned volcanologist involved said the incident was the most unsafe he had experienced in 30 years. Read More

Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Tilly's, and Pandora Media Slumped Today

Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Tilly's, and Pandora Media Slumped Today

The abrupt and unexpected move by the powerful activist investor sent Valeant shares tumbling nearly 10 percent in after-hours trading. Overall, Square Capital Management may have lost $2.8 billion just on the Valeant shares as the shares have plunged more than 90 percent from their peak. Read More

Northern blizzard causes flight delays, cancellations at Orlando airport

Northern blizzard causes flight delays, cancellations at Orlando airport

Hawaiian also said it will waive reservation change fees and differences in fares for customers traveling to, from or via JFK through Wednesday. Other airlines may make similar decisions with blizzard conditions forecast to hit New York City's airports and heavy snow expected across much of the region. Read More

Is Elon Musk's tweet the answer? Experts are divided

Is Elon Musk's tweet the answer? Experts are divided

Mike Cannon-Brookes, the Australian billionaire entrepreneur and co-founder of startup Atlassian, took to Twitter to question if the company was serious about this promise. 'Give me seven days to try sort out politics and funding'. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull even declared a national energy emergency. Yesterday, the Tesla CEO made a bet on Twitter . Read More

Utah's federal prosecutor ousted in Trump shift

Moments ago I was sacked", Bharara tweeted Saturday using his recently created personal account. U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico Damon Martinez resigned from office Friday afternoon at the request of U.S. When he was asked to step down Bharara had been overseeing probes into associates of New York's governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, as well as the administration of the city's Democratic mayor, Bill de Blasio. Read More

'Fearless Girl' Stands Defiant To Wall Street's Charging Bull For Women's Day

'Fearless Girl' Stands Defiant To Wall Street's Charging Bull For Women's Day

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), a Boston-based asset manager, commissioned a statue (artist Kristen Visbal) of a defiant young girl to stare down the raging bull as a statement on the wage gap. The statue shows a young girl in a dress and sneakers, standing firmly with her chin held high with a strong expression. "I wanted to see the new statue of the girl because I feel like it's really a symbol of power", said one student. Read More

Notable Stock Analysts Ratings: Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR)

Buckhead Capital Management LLC now owns 9,135 shares of the company's stock worth $498,000 after buying an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp now owns 19,385,126 shares of the company's stock worth $610,244,000 after buying an additional 71,287 shares during the period. Read More

Azerbaijan further cuts oil output

In the USA, producers added more rigs last week, extending a drilling surge into a 10th month, Baker Hughes Inc. said. Meanwhile in a note to its clients, ratings agency Fitch also said the recovery in U.S. "If the record two-year investment slump of 2015 and 2016 is not reversed", supply growth may stall by 2020, it said, pointing out that global oil and gas upstream, or exploration and production, investment fell by 25% in 2015 and by another 26% in 2016. Read More

PSA Buys Opel From GM, Will Announce Deal On Monday, Says Report

Now, the two sides are planning to work through the weekend as they continue to try to hammer out some kind of an agreement. PSA's takeover of GM in Europe will create the second largest European carmaker after Germany's Volkswagen if it is successful. Read More

Trump tweets about Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi photos with Putin, Russian envoy

Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, a local blog about NY, reported that Schumer recommended that Putin try the glazed doughnut from Krispy Kreme. Trump wrote, "I hear by demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russian Federation, and lying about it". Read More

Uber used 'Greyball' tool to evade authorities around the world

Uber used 'Greyball' tool to evade authorities around the world

Those tools and techniques, the Times writes, "included looking at the user's credit card information and whether that card was tied directly to an institution like a police credit union". Some Uber employees who knew about Greyball-presumably the same ones who leaked it to the Times-"had qualms about whether it was ethical or legal". Read More

Senate confirms Rick Perry as secretary of the Department of Energy

Senate confirms Rick Perry as secretary of the Department of Energy

James Griffin, professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University. Beyond that, Perry's financial interests in major energy projects run counter to his responsibility to manage the Department of Energy's activities impartially. Read More

ICE Authorities Arrested 22-Year-Old

ICE Authorities Arrested 22-Year-Old "Dreamer" After She Speaking To Media

There was an immediate outcry from immigrant rights groups to protest the detention of Daniela Vargas, who came to the U.S. with her parents when she was 7 years old. The National Immigration Law Center called news about Vargas' detention "troubling". While he was at a county jail, he was handed over to federal immigration officials, the station reported. Read More

Snapchat owner's stock leaps 41% on USA stock market debut

Snapchat owner's stock leaps 41% on USA stock market debut

CEO Evan Spiegel and Co-founder Bobby Murphy will have complete control over voting shares of the company. Snap Inc.'s debut on the NYSE this morning looks like a big hit, and has been described as "the biggest tech listing in years". The feature, which was previously unique to Snapchat, plays photos and videos shared by users in a loop for 24 hours before they disappear. Snapchat had 161 million daily active users (DAUs) in the last month of the quarter that ended on December 31, 2016. Read More

The Bank Of Nova Scotia Bottom Line Advances 10% In Q1

The Bank Of Nova Scotia Bottom Line Advances 10% In Q1

TD Securities' target price points to a potential upside of 14.23% from the company's current price. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company acquired a new position in Bank of Nova Scotia (The) during the third quarter worth approximately $363,773,000. Read More

FCC puts data security protections on hold

FCC puts data security protections on hold

The regulations were approved by former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in October, along with several other consumer protections targeted at preserving privacy. "The federal government shouldn't favor one set of companies over another - and certainly not when it comes to a marketplace as dynamic as the Internet". Read More

ISM manufacturing index hits highest level since 2014

ISM manufacturing index hits highest level since 2014

Production saw a 1.5 percent gain to 62.9 for its sixth straight month of growth and at its highest level since March 2011's 64.2. The The PMI has been above 50% for 11 of the past 12 months and averaged 52.8% during that period. However, the industrial production index, a measurement of the output in several industries including manufacturing, has shown a less rosy picture. Read More

Uber CEO Kalanick apologises after argument with driver

Kalanick's outburst at the driver is another black mark on the company, which has had a drama-filled year only three months into 2017. A recording released by Bloomberg on Tuesday shows Kalanick in the back of an Uber vehicle, aggressively arguing with his driver, showing a lack of empathy for employees. Read More