Stars Take A Stand After President Trump's Revocation Of Transgender Bathroom Guidelines

Stars Take A Stand After President Trump's Revocation Of Transgender Bathroom Guidelines

The Obama administration weighed in on the issue after North Carolina passed a law requiring people to use public restrooms consistent with their gender at birth. In a joint decision by the Department of Justice and Education, the administration said it fell to states to decide whether students who had undergone a sex change could use toilets correlating to their gender identity. Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland has lost money for 9 straight years

Royal Bank of Scotland has lost money for 9 straight years

In comments that accompanied today's results Ross McEwan stated that "these costs are a reminder of what happens when things go wrong", which is somewhat of an understatement. RBS revised its financial targets saying it would cut its cost to income ratio to 50% by 2020, a year later than planned. The US bank's analysts said: "We believe that under CEO Bill Winters, StanChart is pursuing a more sustainable LT (long-term) recovery strategy, albeit one that will take time to deliver". Read More

Los Angeles the world's most traffic-clogged city, study says

That comes out to about $1,400 per driver. INRIX, the world leader in transportation analytics and connected auto services, released its 2016 Traffic Scorecard today, which pegs Atlanta as having not only the fourth crappiest traffic in the United States-but ninth worst in the world . Read More

United Kingdom economy weaker in 2016 than previously estimated

However, for 2016, growth was 1.8% higher than the year before, revised down by 0.2 percentage points from the preliminary estimate. "However, GDP growth for the year as a whole was revised down from 2.0 percent to 1.8 percent", due to a lower estimate for first-quarter GDP, he said. Read More

Fresh from fending off Kraft, Unilever to review strategy

Fresh from fending off Kraft, Unilever to review strategy

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) share price increased in the last trading session with a previous 52-week high of $38.38. The stock is up 2.09% in this year through last close, and the beta ratio has a value of 0.61. The company's market cap is $115.48 Billion. This is built on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. The Average Volume of the company is 3.24 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 33.7, while Forward P/E ratio is 23.12. Read More

Jay Z is Launching His Own Venture Capital Fund

Axios notes the VC fund will likely focus on "seed-stage tech opportunities". A rep for Jay Z didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Other investors included Lady Gaga along with Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. However, not all of Jay's investments have been lucrative. Read More

Popeyes acquired by Burger King owner for $1.8 billion

The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $61.50. The company posted EPS of $0.42 for the same quarter previous year. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $0.45 and can go high up to $0.48. One analyst report positions Dairy Queen as the next target for Restaurant Brands. Read More

Earnings History of Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE:WLK)

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK ) stated net income of $98.9 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, on net sales of $1,735.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. Its last month's stock price volatility remained 1.55% which for the week approaches 1.8. (NYSE:WLK) reported its Actual EPS of $0.94. According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)'s Buy count is 1 and Strong Buy is 4 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell ... Read More

Rockets Fired from Egypt's Sinai at Israel for Second Time This Month

Rockets Fired from Egypt's Sinai at Israel for Second Time This Month

His statement was a response to a question regarding the recent rocket attacks launched from Sinai towards Israel but he did not specify where the Israeli attack on IS forces took place. Illustrative: Smoke rises after an airstrike in the Sinai city of Rafah as seen from Gaza on July 1, 2015. The Eilat rocket strike was claimed by Sinai Province group the following day. Read More

Global Arms Sales Climb to Post Cold War Peak

Global Arms Sales Climb to Post Cold War Peak

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ( Sipri ), the United States and Russian Federation are the biggest arms shopping destinations, with America accounting for 33% of all exports. "The volume transfers of major weapons has grown continuously since 2004 and increased by 8.4 per cent between 2007-11 and 2012-16". In general, over the past five years, the United States have supplied their weapons to at least 100 countries. Read More

Former Arizona Cardinal Michael Floyd pleads guilty to extreme DUI in Scottsdale

Former Arizona Cardinal Michael Floyd pleads guilty to extreme DUI in Scottsdale

Floyd was arrested in his vehicle on December 12 after police found him passed out in his auto. His blood alcohol level was.217. Six other charges against Floyd were dropped. At one point the cop has to actually hold Floyd's hands onto the wheel because the football player is copying his mannerisms. New England Patriots' seven inactive players for Super Bowl LI, as he was caught in a numbers crunch and passed over for players with more experience in the team's system. Read More

Co-owner of Lawrence's 1900 Barker named James Beard semifinalist

Co-owner of Lawrence's 1900 Barker named James Beard semifinalist

Lomas was nominated a year ago in the same category. Charleen Badman of FnB restaurant in Scottsdale earned her fourth semifinal nomination this year. Fox has been named a semifinalist in the category every year since 2008. Nominations will also be announced live via the Foundation's Facebook Live video feed and in real time on Twitter . Read More

Examining Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)'s track record of earnings

The Stock now has the market capitalization of $164.7 Billion, P/E (price to earnings ttm) of 15.67 and Weekly volatility of 1.46% and monthly volatility of 1.18% respectively. NASDAQ is measured to be 5.93% in conjunction with the 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 10.50%. In case of Revenue Estimates, 27 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Cisco Systems, Inc .as 11.55 Billion. Read More

European stocks rise on United States rate outlook

European stocks rise on United States rate outlook

Tillis said the numbers he has seen show that business lending has slowed since Dodd-Frank has passed. Trump: "We expect to be cutting a lot out of Dodd-Frank, because, frankly, I have so many people, friends of mine that have nice businesses that can't borrow money". Read More

Trump Blames Russian Connection 'Conspiracy Theories' on Clinton Campaign 'Cover Up'

The Democrats are asking whether McGahn and other officials knew that Flynn had been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and whether any officials had directed Flynn to discuss sanctions with Russian Federation. "It is part of the job of national security adviser to speak to counterparts. that's a routine normal expected part of the job", Spicer said . The New York Times said some of the information was culled from "troves of previous intercepted communications that had not ... Read More

Report says more than 1900 bridges in OH are 'structurally deficient'

If placed end-to-end, the nation's deficient bridges would stretch 1,276 miles, or half the distance from NY to Los Angeles, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said Wednesday. Other bridges in our area in the report included I-271 north/southbound over Wilson Mills Road, and I-77 over Market Cleveland in Stark County. While these bridges may not be imminently unsafe, they are in need of attention. Read More

Sonos to raise prices by up to 25 percent over Brexit

Sonos to raise prices by up to 25 percent over Brexit

In a statement, the company revealed that it would be increasing prices by up to 25% in response to the dwindling value of the United Kingdom pound when traded against the USA dollar. For instance, the Sonos Play:1 launched at a price of £169 back in 2013, has yet to be superseded, and still retails at the same price. This is no critique of capitalism, or the American way, or even the dehumanizing effect of technology - she's only complaining because the people she's observing haven't ... Read More

China's Export Machine Powers Ahead In January Despite Trump Threats

China's Export Machine Powers Ahead In January Despite Trump Threats

At the same time, annual growth in imports accelerated sharply to 16.7 percent from 3.1 percent and also exceeded the expected expansion of 10 percent. But the country was still a net exporter for the month. The holiday began in late January this year and early February last year. "It is pretty obvious to me that the climate for exports to the U.S. Read More

'Fifty Shades Darker' is fifty shades worse

'Fifty Shades Darker' is fifty shades worse

Some women's groups are speaking out against the latest movie being released in the Fifty Shades trilogy. Still, it was enjoyable enough due to its Abercrombie model-like cast, catchy soundtrack, and hilariously bad dialogue to make even the most skeptical female viewers put aside the criticism for a few hours of pure entertainment. Read More

OPEC figures show over 90 pct compliance with supply cut

The oil market is very much in a wait-and-see mode. This policy change was largely targeted towards ever increasing market share of the USA shale oil companies. In fact, you may recall the underground war against OPEC waged by Kuwait in 1985, when the OPEC countries reported much larger oil reserves than the real ones because this boosted their production quota. Read More