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Virgin West Coast line will be Daily Mail free


Pro-Trump editorials and a host of public policy differences are too much for the founder of the Virgin Group to handle. In one of the most unusual arguments for its existence, investigations reporter Paul Bentley has slammed the Richard Branson-owned rail company. Read More »

£400000 fine for Carphone Warehouse after huge data breach


Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), after one of their computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack in 2015. "Having an effective layered security system will help to mitigate any attack - systems can't be exploited if intruders can't get in". The ICO considered this a serious contravention of Principle 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998, despite there yet to be any evidence that the data had ... Read More »

Uttarakhand businessman enters BJP office after consuming poison, blames GST and demonetisation


Prakash Pandey, a businessman from Haldwani, had attempted suicide by consuming poison before he went to a "Janata darbar" state minister Subodh Uniyal was holding at the BJP office in Dehradun . He cited losses incurred due to demonetisation and GST as the cause for his taking the extreme step. However, his pleas fell on deaf ears. "I've consumed poison", he said. Read More »

Apple To Pay More Tax To UK After Transfer Pricing Audit


As reported by The Financial Times , Apple is being forced to pay an extra £136 million tax bill in the United Kingdom . "This payment of additional tax and interest reflects the company's increased activity and is recognized in the financial period which ended on April 1, 2017". Read More »

NY unveils plans for fossil fuel divestment


The city will seek billions in damages to cover infrastructure improvements needed to protect New Yorkers from the increasing effects of climate change. The lawsuit cited recently-uncovered documents about what oil companies knew about the threat from climate change. NY was badly rattled by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and faces costs escalating into the tens of billions of dollars in order to protect low-lying areas such as lower Manhattan and the area around JFK airport from being inundated ... Read More »

Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) Receives "Neutral" Rating from Robert W. Baird

The stock increased 2.16% or $1.33 during the last trading session, reaching $63.04. The stock of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) hit a new 52-week low and has $16.78 target or 7.00 % below today's $18.05 share price. As per Tuesday, December 13, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. (NYSE:MPW) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, October 16 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Read More »

Sapphire Star Partners LP Reduces Holdings in McDonald's Co. (MCD)

Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 15,739 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,596,935. McDonald's (NYSE: MCD ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Monday, June 27 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by BTIG Research on Thursday, June 29. Read More »

Trump Announces Trip To Visit Border Wall Prototypes In San Diego


Noting that the border wall remains one of President Trump's top priorities, and that he now has to make his case for funding from Congress, Vaughn suggested that Congressional Democrats seem more interested in passing legislation which would provide amnesty to the so-called Dreamers, a group of about 700,000 undocumented young immigrants brought to the U.S. Read More »

Court Strikes Down North Carolina Congressional Map As Unconstitutional


The North Carolina district court's determination on Tuesday that extreme partisan gerrymandering is, in fact, unconstitutional - violating the Equal Protection Clause, the First Amendment, and the Election Clause of Article I of the Constitution - is likely to gain national significance in the coming months, as the Supreme Court is now considering two similar partisan gerrymandering cases in Wisconsin and Maryland . Read More »

United States oil output to top Saudi Arabia, Russia in 2019


The organization reported that oil reserves in the USA for the week ended on January 5, decreased by 11.19 million barrels, which is the strongest decline since September 2016. U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose on Tuesday. "Refiners should be concerned with the continued increase in gasoline and distillate inventories, which will pressure refining margins", said Andrew Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates in Houston. Read More »

IKEA to pregnant shoppers: Pee on our ad to receive a discount


Pee on the marked area and wait a moment. IKEA's latest magazine ad in Sweden is causing a splash thanks to its revolutionary built-in pregnancy test, which expectant mothers can claim for a discount on cribs. Now, it seems the company are embracing this concept, as their new ad campaign is REALLY going hard on this 'experience'. Once you pee on the white strip, a code appears in red right below the original price of the Sundvik crib printed in the ad. Read More »

Zuma, the mysterious USA spy spacecraft launched by SpaceX, is probably destroyed


An expensive and highly classified United States spy satellite launched by Elon Musk's SpaceX has not been spotted in orbit and is presumed to be lost, reports said Monday. Originally scheduled for a November launch, Zuma was delayed by potential concern about another mission's payload fairing, the shell on top that protects a satellite during launch. Read More »

Theresa May appoints new housing minister


Further changes, including possible moves for junior ministers at the Department for Transport, will be announced on Tuesday. Chancellor Philip Hammond, foreign secretary Boris Johnson and home secretary Amber Rudd have all kept their jobs, as has David Davis, secretary of state for exiting the EU. Read More »

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to set up $1bn venture capital company


The first deal is a strategic equity investment in Ionic Materials , a US-based company developing cobalt-free solid-state battery materials - although the alliance did not disclose the size of the investment. Alliance Ventures will be led by François Dossa , who has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, plus six years of experience within the Alliance, most recently, as chief executive officer of Nissan Brazil. Read More »

Is Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) In Trouble? Bank of America Issues Downgrade

Among 18 analysts covering Southwest Airlines Co . Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc Tx holds 0.14% of its portfolio in BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II for 31,862 shares. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: " Southwest Airlines ( LUV ) Price Target Increased to $85.00 by Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus" was originally published by The Lincolnian Online and is the sole property of of The Lincolnian Online. Read More »

Boca Juniors president: 'No Arsenal bids for Cristian Pavon'


Pavon has emerged as Arsenal's main January target, with reports in his native Argentina linking him with a £27million move . "But I know very well what I said to Cristian when we renewed his contract". 'We always help him with his future, but I trust Pavon will be with us for 2018'. Arsenal fans don't know what to make of the news. While the finances at virtually every club in Argentina are rocky, Boca believe they can afford to turn down offers for Pavón as the players value ... Read More »

Early Keita move unlikely as Liverpool search for Coutinho replacement


However, it is unclear if Los Blancos were just looking to increase the price tag to throw off their Liga rivals and slow down the transfer process. Van Dijk completed a £75 million transfer to Liverpool at the beginning of the window. The big-money departure of Coutinho has left a gaping hole in the Reds' attack, but the report suggests that Lemar will not be filling it, this winter at least. Read More »

Tesla starts Solar Roof production in Buffalo


They were first presented in October 2016, while the United States company started taking orders at the beginning of May 2017. After a few delays , Tesla confirmed today that they have now officially started the installation process with site survey, design, and permitting for regular customers (non-employee) of its new solar roof tiles. Read More »

Mathews back as Lanka's short-form captain


The shift in captaincy comes in less than two months after Thisara Perera was named as Sri Lanka's skipper for the ODI and T20I matches against India in November 2017, replacing Upul Tharanga. "I've also known Hathu aiya for a long time and I know how he operates". If I turn my back in the hour of need I'll not have done right by cricket, " cricinfo quoted him saying. Read More »

Microsoft and Qualcomm partner to boost Cortana adoption


In total, there are quite a few announcements here: the Qualcomm Smart Audio far-field reference platform that is now qualified for Alexa; Smart Audio Platform support for Android Things; the Google Assistant and Google Cast for audio; and the new Qualcomm Home Hub platforms (which comes in two different flavors) with support for Android Things; and Microsoft Cortana support. Read More »

Govt to review FDI policy today ahead of Davos meet


The decisions, says government, are aimed to "liberalise and simplify the FDI policy so as to provide ease of doing business in the country" which in turn "will lead to larger FDI inflows" contributing to growth in investment, income and employment. Read More »

'Shambolic': Commuter anger as Sydney rail delays continue


Train travellers and commuters to and from the Central Coast were among the biggest sufferers of the train chaos that hit the greater Sydney train network Tuesday. Some train stations were full to overflowing, with commuters journeys delayed by several hours in some cases. With many people heading back to work for the first time this week after the holidays, thousands have been left stranded as some trains are not stopping at usual stations and may change "at short notice", according to ... Read More »

Indian economy has enormous growth potential, says World Bank


Since June, the World Bank has upgraded almost all of its forecasts, with global economic growth now expected to rise to 3.0 per cent for 2017, three-tenths of a point higher than the prior estimate. While Kose did not specifically name the United States, President Donald Trump has taken a very aggressive stance on trade policy. The bank pared its 2018 forecast for India to 7.3 percent, down 0.2 point from June. Read More »

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Momo Inc. (MOMO)

Proshare Advisors Llc who had been investing in United Rentals Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.60 billion market cap company. Chilton Inv Commerce owns 11,515 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 950,051 shares. The company has a market cap of $154.69 Billion. Read More »