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After Brexit, Italy to vote on European Union membership referendum on Sunday After Brexit, Italy to vote on European Union membership referendum on Sunday
- December 04, 2016

Presenting its latest monthly eurozone barometer , consultancy Sentix said Tuesday investors were more and more anxious about Italy, fearing that a "no" vote in a constitutional referendum on Sunday could trigger a political and economic crisis with far-reaching consequences for the future of the euro area. (more...)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger keeps quiet on England job offer talk Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger keeps quiet on England job offer talk
- December 04, 2016

Asked if there had been a coverup within the English game regarding child abuse cases, Glenn said: "I doubt it". Although there was widespread criticism of Rooney's activities, with the player himself hitting out at media coverage of the night in question, Southgate said England's all-time record goalscorer will remain captain - even though he also intends to tap into the leadership qualities of the rest of his squad. (more...)
Rep files amendment to eliminate Electoral College
- December 04, 2016

Daniel Brezenoff started the online petition , on Change.org, last month in a bid to reach six million supporters and strip Donald Trump of the United States presidency. The fund raising appears running out of gas since Green Party candidate Jill Stein launched the effort last month. A convoluted law passed in 1887 states that if there's a dispute over a state's electoral votes, Congress gets the ultimate say in the matter. (more...)
The Economy Adds 178000 Jobs in November, and Unemployment Down to 4 The Economy Adds 178000 Jobs in November, and Unemployment Down to 4
- December 04, 2016

Overall, the United States economy added 178,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6% and the size of the labor force shrank. Statistics Canada also said the number of private-sector jobs rose by 29,700 jobs last month, while the public sector added 11,600. But only about a third of that drop occurred because people found work. (more...)
OPEC reaches a deal to cut production
- December 04, 2016

United States crude rose 26 cents to $51.32 per barrel and was on track for its biggest weekly gain since August 2015. Traders say the market remained broadly optimistic in the longer term about an accord created to help bring the oil market back into balance. (more...)
Mamadou Sakho: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants to sell defender
- December 04, 2016

But in a national newspaper break out the German tetchily answered questions about Sakho's future. However, despite Klopp insisting he would not be selling any of his players in January, the Liverpool boss has confessed that did not include Sakho - who has since resigned himself to leaving the club, having yet to make a match day squad this season. (more...)
Doubts over OPEC deal to cut output Doubts over OPEC deal to cut output
- December 04, 2016

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures for delivery in December were 0.1% lower at $50.48 per barrel during Tuesday's pre-market trading session while Brent oil futures for delivery in the same month were 0.4% lower at $51.28 per barrel. (more...)
United States payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate falls to nine-year low United States payrolls rise solidly; jobless rate falls to nine-year low
- December 04, 2016

He added that it is now fantastically hard to think what would stop the Federal Reserve from going for a rate rise as the department would hold its next two-day policy meeting on 13-14 December. Janet Yellen last month indicated the Fed could raise interest rates "relatively soon", adding that the USA economy was "making very good progress". (more...)
Samsung considering advice to split in two Samsung considering advice to split in two
- December 03, 2016

In what's good news for Samsung stock, the company has begun to comply with some of the measures that global investors have been calling for, specifically by raising its dividends and planning to return any cash in excess of 70 trillion Korean won (US$59.8 billion) to shareholders. (more...)
Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) Earnings Seen At $1.12
- December 03, 2016

At present, the Gross Margin for Delta Air Lines , Inc. Fishman Jay A Ltd. MI now owns 22,978 shares of the company's stock valued at $904,000 after buying an additional 78 shares during the last quarter. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & worldwide copyright and trademark laws. (more...)
Hackers steal 2 billion rubles at Russia's central bank Hackers steal 2 billion rubles at Russia's central bank
- December 03, 2016

Unidentified hackers have stolen $31 million (₽2 billion) from customer accounts at Russia's Central Bank, but officials have managed to recover $26 million (₽1.66 billion) from the stolen funds, said the bank in a report released today, first reported by Reuters . (more...)
Cops: Tacoma police shooting suspect used two children as shields
- December 03, 2016

Authorities say security officers confronted Johnson and called Tacoma police. Fellow officers took Gutierrez from the Pierce County Medical Examiner's office to a funeral home in Tacoma. Several adults and the two children had been in the home earlier in the day, but it was not initially clear whether everyone had escaped when the shooting started, Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. (more...)
IOC will not sign off on Tokyo's $20b budget for 2020 Games
- December 03, 2016

In addition to having a balanced revenue and cost for a net position of $0, the budget released Friday also includes a $491.9 million contingency fund that covers 10.2 percent of the Games' cost. In addition, the budget was submitted to KPMG, a "Big 4" accounting firm chosen by the City of Los Angeles to independently evaluate the budget. "We've created the best possible plan for the Olympic movement and for the LA community, and the budget reflects that plan", said Gene Sykes, CEO of LA ... (more...)
Protests continue through Detroit in the fight for $15 Protests continue through Detroit in the fight for $15
- December 03, 2016

Hundreds gathered for a rally outside of the global terminal at SFO for a rally. "Now!" Police gated an area to allow travelers room to walk. From 200 fearless fast-food workers walking off their jobs in 2012, our movement has spread to cities around the nation and to industries across the low-wage service economy. (more...)
US jobless rate falls to nine-year low, payrolls rise
- December 03, 2016

That suggests Friday's report , taken on its own, paints a misleading picture of the state of the economy; as always, it is best not to read too much into the month-to-month swings of the various indicators. Among the major worker groups, the BLS said, the unemployment rate for adult men declined to 4.3% in November. More than half a million of those were considered "discouraged", meaning that they'd given up on looking for work. (more...)
Renzi seeks to ease meltdown fears in referendum countdown
- December 03, 2016

Polls now suggest the Italian referendum, supported by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, is likely to be voted down. Market turbulence will stem from the likely resignation of Renzi as prime minister if he loses the vote. However, Jefferies is sticking with a contrarian bullish call on Italian stocks, echoing views from some other fund managers who believe that the expected failure of Renzi's constitutional referendum will offer buying opportunities as others flee. (more...)
Demonetisation was a necessary step, says US Demonetisation was a necessary step, says US
- December 03, 2016

Modi has sold the move as an attack on the illicit "black economy", it is also aimed at shrinking the cash economy which has lasted so long because few Indians have bank cards and infrastructure for online transactions is poor. While large companies such as Hindustan Petroleum Corp. make 99 percent of their pay outs electronically, it still needs to work out a system with smaller sub-contractors, said finance director J. (more...)
Jill Stein files petition for recount in MI Jill Stein files petition for recount in MI
- December 03, 2016

As Detroit News noted, the more than 75,000 blank ballots this year were twice as many as those cast in the state in 2008. Donald Trump beat Clinton by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin, but Stein has alleged - without evidence - that the results may have been hacked in a cyberattack. (more...)
Spox Dodges Question On Whether Carrier Deal Could Return To Bite Trump
- December 03, 2016

Trump has threatened to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada and Mexico if he can not renegotiate better terms for the USA, arguing the agreement has hollowed out US manufacturing to Mexico's benefit. (more...)
Italian Consumer Confidence Hits 16-Month Low Ahead of Referendum
- December 03, 2016

As one of the banks in distress, it's vulnerable to collapse if a plan to recapitalize it isn't found quickly, regardless of the vote's outcome. Investors are not expected to jump in if political instability prevails, meaning the state will nearly certainly have to intervene swiftly to stave off collapse. (more...)

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