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Nissan's quarterly profit falls on weak Japan sales, yen
- November 07, 2016

Japanese automakers, including Nissan rivals Toyota and Honda, have complained about the yen's sharp rally this year, as it shrinks the value of their repatriated profits while increasing the cost of their products overseas. Nissan is allied with Renault SA of France and its chief executive Carlos Ghosn also heads Renault. Ordinary profit for the period declined 7.2 percent to 396.8 billion yen. (more...)
In Unprecedented Act, China Bars 2 HK Lawmakers From Office
- November 07, 2016

Now the city is bracing for another backlash as Beijing said it will not allow the two lawmakers to be sworn into office. On Sunday, street battles erupted as thousands in Hong Kong protested China's intervention in the dispute. And today China has said that in Hong Kong , patriotism is so vital that it trumps freedom of speech, freedom of expression and freedom of thought, which are all now completely irrelevant. (more...)
Myanmar Police Suspect Colleague in British Teacher's Death Myanmar Police Suspect Colleague in British Teacher's Death
- November 07, 2016

He worked at an worldwide school in Yangon , Myanmar's commercial capital. The 25-year-old Briton is being sought byBurmese police and remaines at large. He [Binotti] is now missing and there is an investigation. Police have taken statements from Ferguson's wife, a Thai woman with whom he has a young child, and Binotti's partner. (more...)
Kristinsdottir remains ice-cool in Abu Dhabi Kristinsdottir remains ice-cool in Abu Dhabi
- November 07, 2016

England's Georgia Hall leads going into the final round of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi after a five-under-par round of 67 on Friday. A llen, who needs to finish third or better this week to overtake Shanshan Feng on the money list, said: "It's on my mind, but I'm trying to do what I've been doing all year". (more...)
Deal ends Philadelphia transit strike in 7th day Deal ends Philadelphia transit strike in 7th day
- November 07, 2016

After almost a week of negotiations and transportation woes for commuters across the city, SEPTA and a union representing about 4,700 workers reached a tentative agreement Monday on a five-ear contract that brings a halt to the work stoppage that caused commuting woes around Philadelphia . (more...)
Halifax: UK house prices grew 5.2% in October Halifax: UK house prices grew 5.2% in October
- November 07, 2016

According to Halifax data, United Kingdom house prices have now fully recovered their post-Brexit losses and are +0.3% above their June high. Economists polled by Reuters had expected only a 0.2 percent rise. Home sales have broadly stabilised in recent months having largely plateaued following the increase in stamp duty on second home and buy-to-let purchases earlier this year. (more...)
Pacquiao welterweight champion for third time
- November 07, 2016

Both boxing champions also watched the fight live. When Pacquiao saw Mayweather as he was awaiting the first bell, he raised his hand, smiled and nodded. Pacquiao at 37 is still in business in the boxing industry and a smiling thumbs-up relief from Floyd Mayweather Jr . at ringside only added scene, portent and fancy of the many Las Vegas fans. (more...)
Bank of England keeps rates on hold, ups growth forecasts Bank of England keeps rates on hold, ups growth forecasts
- November 07, 2016

Since the bank's August report, the United Kingdom economy has recovered from lows set immediately after the country's referendum in which voters made a decision to leave the European Union. It now expects growth to slow more sharply in the medium term, once consumers start to feel the effects of higher imported inflation on real incomes. (more...)
NSW bushfires: blaze burns out of control in Hunter as conditions worsen NSW bushfires: blaze burns out of control in Hunter as conditions worsen
- November 07, 2016

Conditions have eased in Port Stephens and the RFS downgraded their advice to watch and act. The Pacific Highway has re-opened after it was closed in both directions between Bulahdelah and Twelve Mile Creek on the weekend, but authorities are advising caution for those planning on using it on Monday. (more...)
Melania Trump Allegedly Broke Immigration Law Melania Trump Allegedly Broke Immigration Law
- November 07, 2016

Melania Trump held a rally on Thursday in Pennsylvania, where she issued a call for civility in politics. But the government effectively does this in only the most egregious cases, such as instances involving terrorism or war crimes. However, normally when an immigrant violates the terms of a visitors visa by working for pay in the country, they are prohibited from changing their immigration status in the future, and often are prohibited from returning to the United States. (more...)
Beyonce glitters, Brooks a victor at CMA's 50th
- November 07, 2016

Awards, held Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. "Hi, Nashville!" she said on stage before presenting the award, "It's been nearly 13 years since I came to Nashville with a dream of being a songwriter and a recording artist". (more...)
Philadelphia Regional Train Service Effected by City Worker Strike
- November 07, 2016

The union says it wanted to both protect its workers' free speech and assure full access to regional rail facilities. The strike began Tuesday morning after the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing almost 4,700 workers failed to reach a contract agreement. (more...)
China's Communist Party names President Xi Jinping 'core' leader China's Communist Party names President Xi Jinping 'core' leader
- November 07, 2016

Portraits of Chinese leaders are on display in a shop in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Monday as the 6th Plenum, a key conclave of China's Communist Party elite, opened in the capital. "Formally" anointing Xi "reflects the common aspirations of the whole party, the whole military, the whole country and all of its people", it said. (more...)
Colombia making 'substantial progress' with peace deal: President
- November 07, 2016

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip, left, pose for the media with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez ahead of a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in central London, Tuesday Nov. Theresa May will pledge to help Colombia achieve peace and prosperity as the country's President continues his state visit to the United Kingdom with talks at 10 Downing Street. (more...)
Donald Trump's Path to Victory Is Narrow Donald Trump's Path to Victory Is Narrow
- November 07, 2016

I've said many times that Donald Trump has shown us who he is. Clinton's evening rally in Philadelphia will be her second-to-last stop, ahead of a midnight event in North Carolina. She visits Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Hampshire on Sunday, while Trump has a busier itinerary: Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania and then Virginia. (more...)
Obama on FBI: 'We don't operate on innuendo,' leaks
- November 07, 2016

Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and John Conyers (D-Mich.) called on the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General to investigate FBI leaks. Justice Department officials anxious that taking public investigative steps could affect the outcome of the November elections, and Comey agreed with that determination in both cases, as first reported by The New York Times . (more...)
Clinton Leads By Five Points In Final ABC-Washington Post Tracking Poll
- November 07, 2016

Mr Comey's letter to Congress , informing it of the newly discovered emails , had thrown Mrs Clinton's presidential race against Republican Donald Trump into turmoil. Clinton leads among those who are early voters , 53 percent to 39 percent, while Trump is up among those who will wait to vote on Election Day, 48 percent to 41 percent. (more...)
Here's what you need to bring with you to vote
- November 07, 2016

Almost 1 million voters registered with no party affiliation have also voted. In Indiana, voters don't need a reason to vote early. Watch Indiana for an early indicator in the Senate; if Evan Bayh can manage a comeback, that'll be a good sign for Democrats who are hoping to retake the Senate. (more...)
What Volkswagen owners can expect from the diesel settlement
- November 07, 2016

District Court for the Northern District of California. In total, VW will pay up to $16.5 billion in connection with the scandal. Owners can choose between getting the software fix or selling their auto back to VW. Of course, that package only covered 475,000 of the illegally rigged vehicles registered in the USA, and it still had to be approved by a federal judge. (more...)
US dollar jumps in Asia as FBI clears Clinton US dollar jumps in Asia as FBI clears Clinton
- November 07, 2016

The move in equity futures came in a surge of volume as electronic trading kicked off for the week at 6 p.m. EST (23:00 GMT). Until recently, financial markets had priced in a victory from Clinton. "When the dust settles, the focus will be shifted to the long-term impact of the vote, whoever wins", said Wei Jianfei, analyst at Zhongcheng Securities. (more...)

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