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Welsh Government to put Brexit case to Supreme Court
- December 10, 2016

All 11 Supreme Court judges sat on the appeal, the first time they have done so since its formation in 2009, and its president said on Thursday it would reach a decision as quickly as possible. Wales' legal chief, Mick Antoniw, argues not only that Parliament must have a say but that it must also consult the National Assembly. Government minister David Lidington warned on Wednesday that any lawmaker voting against the motion would "be seeking to thwart the outcome of the referendum in the ... (more...)
Trump Picks Fast Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary Trump Picks Fast Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary
- December 10, 2016

In a recent tweet, Puzder said , "President-elect Trump's victory means economic growth, jobs and a business friendly climate". Under Puzder's leadership, CKE defied a trend toward healthier fast-food fare by focusing on jumbo-sized hamburgers. (more...)
Roof hesitates just a moment before confessing Roof hesitates just a moment before confessing
- December 10, 2016

Roof told two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interrogating him that he deliberately chose "Mother Emanuel", the oldest African Methodist Episcopal church in the US South, as the scene of his crime on June 17, 2015. "I just finally decided I had to do it", he told agents at one point, and at another, "It was going back and forth in my mind, it was like a jerk, a jerk reaction". (more...)
Coke targets 'foodies' to update image, boost sales
- December 10, 2016

They now have a United States dollars 46 price target on the stock. Goepelt Bernhard offloaded 8,943 shares in the company at a per-share price of $41.75 and ended up generating $373,370 in proceeds. OVERWEIGHT signal was given by 2 and Underweight signal was issued by 0 Analyst. The share price of Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) was up +1.77% during the last trading session, with a day high of 41.29. (more...)
Wizkid Nominated For Grammy Award
- December 10, 2016

Behind Beyonce are Drake , Rihanna and Kanye West , who scored eight nominations each. Beyonce and British songstress Adele each earned nominations in the top Grammy categories of album, song and record of the year . Adele battles, for " Formation " and "Hello", respectively. We can only guess at the reason the year's best collaborative effort was overlooked, and a different country female was bypassed completely, despite one of the year's best albums and a sweet spot on Saturday ... (more...)
Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice' Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice'
- December 10, 2016

According to a report in the entertainment trade publication Variety , Trump is keeping his title as executive producer on the show when it returns to the airwaves next month. The reality TV show, returning to U.S. screens on January 2 after a two-year hiatus, will have Arnold Schwarzenegger as the new host. Hope Hicks, a Trump spokesperson, told CNNMoney: "Mr. (more...)
Shares in troubled Italian bank plunge amid bailout fears
- December 10, 2016

That resignation came just as one of Italy's largest lenders, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena , was arranging a multi-billion dollar private recapitalization with a consortium of global investors. The bank has capital above regulatory minimums. Either way, it's an unenviable task for the next government, said Hewson. A "bail-in" forces existing creditors to write off part of their claims. (more...)
Malloy: Union Agreement Will Help Avoid Pension Fiscal Cliff Malloy: Union Agreement Will Help Avoid Pension Fiscal Cliff
- December 10, 2016

The Democrat said it will help avoid "the fiscal cliff the state would otherwise face in the coming years". Friday's deal was reached after months of negotiations with the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition. House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, and Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, immediately criticized the agreement. The two Republican leaders of the General Assembly are criticizing the plan, claiming it only refinances the state's pension debt while not ... (more...)
Monte dei Paschi shares plunge on European Central Bank reports Monte dei Paschi shares plunge on European Central Bank reports
- December 10, 2016

A state rescue may not take the form of a full-fledged bail-in that would hurt the bank's many small-scale bondholders the most. Monte dei Paschi has been looking to haul in five billion euro (£4.2 billion) from private investors to shore up its battered balance sheet and prevent a collapse which would deal a hefty blow to the European banking sector. (more...)
Gender pay gap benefits male finance managers but not parking wardens Gender pay gap benefits male finance managers but not parking wardens
- December 10, 2016

Greening said, "Britain has the lowest gender pay gap on record, there are more women in work than ever before, more women-led businesses than ever before and there are now women on every board in the FTSE 100". This is an important milestone on the journey towards greater gender parity at all levels within large United Kingdom businesses. Tim Thomas, Director of Employment and Skills Policy at EEF, says: "The principle of gender pay reporting is sound but, for business, the struggle ... (more...)
'Oil production cuts will bolster global dairy trade' 'Oil production cuts will bolster global dairy trade'
- December 10, 2016

Global benchmark Brent crude was up 1.4 per cent, or $0.72, last night to $53.70, while United States sweet crude was up two per cent, or $0.97, to $50.74. Oil retreated from a 16-month high after OPEC pumped a record amount of crude in November. Oil production has been outpacing consumption by one to two million barrels per day since late 2014. (more...)
SoftBank to invest $50bln in US SoftBank to invest $50bln in US
- December 10, 2016

Mr. Son, whose SoftBank conglomerate controls USA carrier Sprint, claims the money will be sourced from a $100 billion investment fund set up by himself, Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund, and potential partners. The Sprint (NYSE:S) share went up by as much as 7 percent, hitting a 52-week high, while T-Mobile was up by 1.8 percent. Regardless of any potential investment, a healthier relationship with the United States could help Son complete some goals that were previously stalled ... (more...)
TSX pushes higher despite drop in energy stocks, oil prices TSX pushes higher despite drop in energy stocks, oil prices
- December 10, 2016

Eastern time . The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 23 points, or 1 percent, to 2,235. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 98 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $49.95 a barrel in NY. Banks and energy companies gained in early trading Thursday, but other sectors fell. "When we have run up so high, it's common that there is some sensitivity in the market, maybe due to softer oil prices or just the technical aspects of being at such high levels", said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at ... (more...)
World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake
- December 10, 2016

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP ) — Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 quake that struck Friday, an aid organization said. The region was later hit by a 6.9 aftershock. The main quake was 25 miles (40km) deep - deeper quakes are considered less unsafe. She said she knew of only one reported casualty, a 25-year-old with non-specific injuries. (more...)
50000 ISIS Fighters Have Been Killed — Military Officials
- December 10, 2016

Saadi said the army was now occupying a position almost one kilometre (less than a mile) from the hospital, which a 9th Division commander said had been used by IS as a command centre. The coalition says it is reluctant to strike them for fear of damaging vital infrastructure. It was unclear if the airstrike was carried out by Iraqi air force or the US -led global coalition supporting the Baghdad government offensive against the Sunni extremist group. (more...)
World's oldest bank asks ECB for extension World's oldest bank asks ECB for extension
- December 10, 2016

The bank asked the European Central Bank for a delay until January 20 due to political uncertainty ushered in by the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi this week. Following the Italian constitution referendum "No" vote on Sunday, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi handed in his resignation plunging the country into political uncertainty. (more...)
GKN plc (GKN) Earns "Buy" Rating from HSBC
- December 10, 2016

Beaufort Securities reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Taylor Wimpey plc in a research note on Tuesday, November 15th. The current consensus rating on Prudential plc (LON:PRU) is Buy (Score: 2.63) with a consensus target price of GBX 1,608.43 per share, a potential. (more...)
Ex-Saudi minister on OPEC: 'We tend to cheat' Ex-Saudi minister on OPEC: 'We tend to cheat'
- December 10, 2016

The price for Brent crude futures, the worldwide benchmark for oil prices , jumped as much as 13 per cent from below $50 on Wednesday and was at $52.10 per barrel at 0806 GMT, although traders pointed out that part of the jump was down to contract roll-over from January to February for Brent's front-month futures. (more...)
Biden urges Canada to fight climate change despite Trump
- December 10, 2016

Trudeau has said the move will help Canada meet its worldwide climate change obligations. The vice president visited the Canadian capital as Mr. Trudeau was completing a move to put a national price on carbon emissions. "It's a huge issue". "The world's going to spend a lot of time looking to you, prime minister, as we see more and more challenges to the liberal global order since the end of World War II - you and Angela Merkel". (more...)
Global shares mostly higher following ECB-inspired rally
- December 10, 2016

But they are focusing more on the "dot plot" of policy makers' predictions for the future level of the short-term rates that could provide a catalyst to a further gains in USA bond yields. The euro fell to $1.0561 from $1.0603. The central bank's conflicting combination of tightening and loosening measures sparked explosive levels of volatility as fears heightened over tapering producing unwanted levels of uncertainty. (more...)

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