Deere earnings down, sees ag downturn nearing end

Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) reported its previous quarter on 08/19/2016 where it reported the Actual Earnings of $1.55. The same period from a year ago had $1.08 in EPS and $5.93 billion in revenue. The company also said that, in the fourth quarter, it announced "voluntary separation programs" as part of its effort to reduce production costs and anticipated to save the company $75 million in 2017. Read More

AUTUMN STATEMENT 2016 IN BRIEF: Phillip Hammond's speech at a glance

For 2018, growth is estimated to rise to 1.7%, cut from the pre-Brexit 2.1% estimate, meaning the UK's economic growth is not expected to return to 2.1% pre-referendum levels until 2019, according to the OBR. Today's modest but targeted measures by the Chancellor to boost productivity are to be applauded. "The productivity gap is well known, but shocking nonetheless", Hammond told lawmakers. Read More

Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists

Trump again disavows alt-right, white supremacists

While Donald Trump himself is likely not a member of this movement, he has no doubt harnessed its energy to win election to the White House. The SPLC describes NPI as a white nationalist hate group. "Hail victory!" Spencer says as some raise their hand in a Nazi salute. Spencer said that he was "disappointed" by Trump's disavowal, but remained cautiously optimistic that the president-elect would come around. Read More

Markets open on a positive note on Wednesday

Markets open on a positive note on Wednesday

As per experts, prevailing cash crunch following the government's demonetisation decision has severely impacted the market sentiment. Benchmark indexes Sensex and the Nifty rebounded from six-month lows hit the previous day on Tuesday, although underlying sentiment remained cautious amid renewed capital outflows on growing concerns of demonetization and its aftermath. Read More

Markets Right Now: S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq reach records

Markets Right Now: S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq reach records

At the close of the NY stock exchange (NYSE), the Dow Jones industrial average rose 88.76 points, or 0.47%, to 18,956.69, the S&P 500 gained 16.28 points, or 0.75%, to 2,198.18 and the Nasdaq Composite added 47.35 points, or 0.89%, to 5,368.86. Read More

Volkswagen bets on new technology to bounce back from crisis

Volkswagen bets on new technology to bounce back from crisis

By 2025, we want to sell a million electric cars per year and to be the world market leader in e-mobility. The company had been slower than some competitors to move toward electric cars but has shifted its view after the scandal underlined diesel's limitations. Read More

India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency

India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency

This apart, the daily withdrawal limit from ATMs has now been hiked to Rs 2,500 from Rs 2,000 and exchange of old notes from bank counters to Rs 4,500 from Rs 4,000. - The existing exemptions for acceptance of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes for certain types of transactions are being extended beyond November 14, 2016 midnight up to November 24, 2016 mid night. Read More

Pope shuts Holy Door, but urges: Stay open to reconciliation

Pope shuts Holy Door, but urges: Stay open to reconciliation

Pope Francis, left, arrives for a Mass on the occasion of the closing of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. He first announced the Jubilee during a March 13, 2015, penitential liturgy inside the basilica. Read More

Dakota Access Pipeline Temporarily Halted — NoDAPL

Some demonstrators in Houston held signs saying "Love Water, Not Oil". "If you're along the MS, if you're on the Missouri, you get your water from the water below these rivers, you play in them at times and you swim in them at times, you just can't have polluted waterways". Read More

Many outdoor activities banned as fires burn across South

Crippling drought conditions are sparking blaze after blaze across six states in the South. As of Tuesday morning, November 15, 1,222 firefighters were battling fires in the Nantahala National Forest, according to Liza Simmons of the U.S. Read More

Demonetisation: Banks closed on Guru Nanak Jayanti, queues get longer at ATMs

Demonetisation: Banks closed on Guru Nanak Jayanti, queues get longer at ATMs

NEW DELHI (AP) - India's government said Tuesday it will use indelible ink to mark the fingers of people swapping scrapped currency notes at banks as authorities struggle to deal with the bedlam caused by the sudden demonetizing of the country's highest-denomination bills. Read More

Narendra Modi congratulates PV Sindhu on China Open victory

Narendra Modi congratulates PV Sindhu on China Open victory

Sindhu is ranked 11th while the player she defeated has World ranking of 9th. World No. 11 Sindhu had come into the match with a 2-3 head-to-head record but then statistics counted for little when she took the court at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center. Read More

United Nations official: Australia's tough stance on refugees will cost it

It is not clear if the change of US administrations on January 20 will impact the agreement. It is not known how many will be able to take up the offer, or whether the deal will be finalised before the US President-elect, Donald Trump, takes office. Read More

Heavy security at Trump Tower not going away anytime soon

Both de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said that the city would be seeking reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of the "substantial" amount of resources the new security plan requires. The mayor urged people to avoid Fifth Avenue from 60th Street to 53rd Street if they could for the next 65 days. ► How will the high-end retail businesses along Fifth Avenue be affected? "We have never faced that situation before", De Blasio told reporters. Read More

Mexico raises benchmark interest rate half point to 5.25

Mexico raises benchmark interest rate half point to 5.25

This move by the bank was widely anticipated after Trump's surprising win in the U.S. Presidential election sent the peso falling against the USA dollar to fresh lows last week. The Republican candidate has threatened to unwind a free trade deal with Mexico and block the money sent home by migrants to pay for a border wall. This is the bank's highest rate since 2009. Read More

State workers rally with hopes of getting back to bargaining table

State workers rally with hopes of getting back to bargaining table

Union members disagreed with the ruling from the Illinois Labor Relations Board that said negotiations over a new contract with Gov. Bruce Rauner had reached an impasse, saying they are still willing to negotiate. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median income for an individual AFSCME worker is higher than the median income for an entire IL household in the private sector (just under $58,000 in 2014). Read More

Obama Makes Laughable Comparison Of His And Trump's Weaknesses

On Monday, as he prepared to embark on a three-nation trip overseas, Obama went so far as to vouch for Trump and his foreign policies. President Barack Obama has assured United States allies that soon-to-be president #Donald Trump will honour the countries worldwide alliances and commitment to #NATO . Read More

Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts

Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. " We don't comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons ", the company said in an email. Less than a day after rolling out new anti-harassment features , Twitter suspended several accounts associated with the alt-right movement. If they fail to do so, we must assume that they support the suppression of certain political views, and we will not grant them interviews or access to our events. Read More

States lobby centre, RBI to allow co-op banks to accept old notes

States lobby centre, RBI to allow co-op banks to accept old notes

One big blow to serving the poor in this hour of crisis happened when RBI did not allow District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) to deal with phased out currency. Underscoring the fact that DCC Banks (DCCBs) are working in urban, semi-urban and rural areas with their 5000 branches, Pande said these branches have the deposits of small persons, farmers, credit societies, and housing societies. Read More

I've taken rebirth with prayers of people, party cadres: Jayalalithaa

I've taken rebirth with prayers of people, party cadres: Jayalalithaa

The Chief Minister, who has been in hospital since 22 September, said she has been slogging for the growth of the people of Tamilnadu and her party from day one of her public life on the advice of her mentor and AIADMK founder chief M G Ramachandran. Read More