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Delta Still Recovering From Atlanta Thunderstorms
- April 14, 2017

It's offering waivers to help people rebook their flights without charge. "We, as always, learn from these experiences". Flight delayed passengers - many who were forced to sleep on floors and chairs - were surprised when air stewards began serving up thousands of pizza slices throughout the airport. (more...)
World trade growth forecast to pick up this year and next World trade growth forecast to pick up this year and next
- April 14, 2017

The recovery of world trade this year and next is based on expected world real GDP growth at market exchange rates of 2.7% in 2017 and 2.8% in 2018. For 2018, the WTO is forecasting trade growth between 2.1% and 4%. "Canadian trade with the USA has flat-lined over the past decade, and a protectionist Trump agenda gives us a good reason to reconsider what is next for Canada in terms of worldwide trade, investment and immigration", said Glen Hodgson, senior fellow, The Conference Board of ... (more...)
Solar-Powered Harvester Device Can Suck Drinking Water out of Air Solar-Powered Harvester Device Can Suck Drinking Water out of Air
- April 14, 2017

Several years ago, the research team of the Berkeley-based, Jordanian-American chemist Omar Yaghi-who's credited with the invention of MOFs, and who is a coauthor on the new paper-found that one MOF in particular, involving a combination of zirconium and adipic acid, was very good at binding to water vapor. (more...)
Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb
- April 14, 2017

John Nicholson, commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, said in the statement. U.S. Forces in Afghanistan dropped a 22,000-pound bomb on Islamic State compels in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the Pentagon reported, using the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever used in battle. (more...)
U.S. job growth slows sharply in March U.S. job growth slows sharply in March
- April 14, 2017

Oddly, the claim President Donald Trump has made is that he will create 25 million jobs . Indeed chief economist Jed Kolko puts it this way: "It's not just that the unemployment rate was down, it was down for the right reason, which is that more people were getting back to work". (more...)
Unemployment rates tumble for teens and Hispanics Unemployment rates tumble for teens and Hispanics
- April 14, 2017

Employers added just 98,000 jobs, the Labor Department said. Jobs declined by 30,000 in the retail sector. Professional services and healthcare were primary drivers of employment gains, supported by strength in manufacturing (+11K) and natural resources & mining (+11K), which showed their fourth- and fifth-consecutive months of growth, respectively. (more...)
Apple considers bidding for big stake in Toshiba's chip business Apple considers bidding for big stake in Toshiba's chip business
- April 14, 2017

The proposal is aimed at allaying the Japanese government's concerns over any transfer of sensitive technology to investors it deems a risk to national security, it said. Broadcom Ltd - U.S. Chipmaker - Partner with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners LP. Western Digital, one of Toshiba's business partners and one of the bidders for the chip business, warned that Toshiba would be violating a joint venture contract by selling the business. (more...)
Delta's woes persist through weekend, with more flights canceled
- April 14, 2017

The No. 2 USA airline canceled around 3,275 flights through Saturday after powerful mid-week storms stranded and frustrated passengers during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. But West also acknowledged that the airline's recovery effort has not been "ideal" and apologized to customers. "The operation continues to stabilize ... (more...)
What next? Scorpion stings passenger on United Airlines flight
- April 14, 2017

After three passengers agreed to relinquish their seats, Dao said he was a doctor and could not give up his seat because he had appointments the following day. Dao was discharged from the hospital Wednesday night, Demetrio said, but did not attend the news conference . United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy told The Associated Press she saw call logs that showed Munoz and United's customer care team had reached out to Dao. (more...)
Buffett's firm selling some of its Wells Fargo shares Buffett's firm selling some of its Wells Fargo shares
- April 14, 2017

The company says it's selling to keep its stake of the bank below 10 percent to avoid additional Federal Reserve regulations. At $1 a share, earnings beat the consensus estimate of sell-side analysts of 96 cents a share. Vetr upgraded Berkshire Hathaway from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $179.95 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 17th. (more...)
What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?
- April 14, 2017

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that the United States military's decision to drop a bomb on Afghanistan means that "we're trying to send a message particularly to the North Koreans, possibly also the Iranians". (more...)
India's March exports up by over 27 percent India's March exports up by over 27 percent
- April 14, 2017

Country's exports revival continued for the seventh straight month, recording 27.59 percent growth during March 2017, official data showed on Thursday. Increasing imports are primarily on account of high imports of gold, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones which augurs well for gems & jewellery exports in months to come. (more...)
Stifel Financial Corp (SF) Shares Bought by Teachers Advisors LLC
- April 14, 2017

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company's stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Stifel Financial Corp from $58.00 to $59.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research report on Monday, March 20th. (more...)
Good Friday Stations of the Cross walk
- April 14, 2017

We would have to truly confess our sins daily - moment by moment - and hope that we were O.K. with God when our time came. Maundy is derived from the Latin word for "command", and refers to Jesus' commandment to the disciples to "Love one another as I have loved you". (more...)
Parties promise jobs, public investments at dawn of BC election campaign
- April 14, 2017

According to data from Insights West , Clark has dropped six points since February to 30 per cent - with B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver surpassing her with a six-point jump to 35 per cent support. Horgan said that will also become clear later in the week. Two-in-five respondents said they were unsure which of the three would make the best head of government, but of those who made a decision, Clark had the highest number of votes. (more...)
United Passenger Suffered Concussion, Broken Nose, Lost Teeth, Lawyer Says United Passenger Suffered Concussion, Broken Nose, Lost Teeth, Lawyer Says
- April 14, 2017

Dao and his wife agreed to take a later flight but changed their mind when they learned that the next flight wouldn't take off until Monday morning. Demetrio added he believes airlines "bully" their customers. A group of 21 senators also sent a letter to Munoz announcing plans to examine the incident, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called for the US Department of Transportation to require airlines to stop overbooking flights pending a review. (more...)
Passage of GST Bills a milestone in economic history: FinMin Passage of GST Bills a milestone in economic history: FinMin
- April 14, 2017

Allaying apprehension of spike in prices of goods and commodities after the roll out of the GST, finance minister Arun Jaitley said Wednesday that the tax rates will be kept at the current levels so as not to have any inflationary impact. (more...)
Michigan's capital could rescind 'sanctuary city' status Michigan's capital could rescind 'sanctuary city' status
- April 14, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "Sanctuary city" isn't a legal definition but generally applies to cities that don't cooperate with federal immigration agents. The administration has started publishing weekly reports of local jurisdictions that aren't cooperating with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. (more...)
White House denies reports of shakeup that will oust Bannon, Priebus
- April 14, 2017

He had placed Bannon, controversially, on the National Security Council. Pressure is on White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, seen here with Bannon. "A 36-year-old, rather than a white supremacist who hates Jews". Media outlets published a rash of news stories this week exposing the civil war within Mr Trump's inner circle, with anonymous sources describing factions led by Mr Bannon and Mr Kushner as being locked in perpetual battle. (more...)
Wells Fargo board's report is too kind to itself
- April 14, 2017

A total of US$ 185 million (AU$246 million) was paid in fines by the bank to federal and local authorities. Ellison also asked how many employees submitted formal complaints about the perverse sales incentives, and how many of them got fired for doing so. (more...)

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