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Japan opens 2nd robot-manned hotel Japan opens 2nd robot-manned hotel
- March 17, 2017

They are professional attendants working for Henn na Hotel in Chiba, Japan, the second robot-staffed hotel operated by H.I.S. Hotel Holdings Co. "Having robots in charge of the reception and placing robots everywhere, we aim to make it the most efficient hotel in the world", he said. (more...)
Diamond Said to Plan UK Comeback With Panmure Gordon Takeover Diamond Said to Plan UK Comeback With Panmure Gordon Takeover
- March 17, 2017

Atlas will control a majority stake, with QInvest maintaining its existing stake. While the move catapults the former Barclays chief back into the financial services establishment, almost five years after he was ousted as the bank's chief executive amid the Libor rate-rigging scandal, it is understood he will play no active role in Panmure's activities. (more...)
Ukraine imposes sanctions on Ukrainian arms of Russian state banks Ukraine imposes sanctions on Ukrainian arms of Russian state banks
- March 17, 2017

Sberbank also said on March 13 that there have been 26 acts of vandalism against its branch offices and ATM machines across Ukraine during the previous week. "It is necessary to put an end to the chain of crimes and violence in Ukraine", the document reads. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed an order Thursday imposing sanctions on Russian-owned banks in Kiev's latest protest against Russian support for separatists in the east of the country. (more...)
Russian hackers charged in massive Yahoo breach Russian hackers charged in massive Yahoo breach
- March 17, 2017

The Kremlin yesterday denied any official Russian involvement in cybercrimes after the USA indicted two FSB intelligence agents over cyber attacks on Yahoo that compromised 500 million accounts. also uses hackers, sometimes to help find other cyber criminals, but Washington is far more cautious than it used to be about alerting Moscow to their presence. (more...)
Indian Sufi clerics go missing in Pakistan Indian Sufi clerics go missing in Pakistan
- March 17, 2017

On March 15, when they reached the airport to take a return flight for Karachi, Nazim Nizami was stopped to clear some documentation and Syed Asif Nizami was asked to board the flight. The clerics also shared photos with their relatives on WhatsApp that apparently showed them at the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore. "We last spoke to them at 4 pm on Wednesday, when they had visited Baba Farid's dargah", said Amir, the son of Asif Nizami. (more...)
A Tech Startup Is Lab-Engineering Chicken Fingers A Tech Startup Is Lab-Engineering Chicken Fingers
- March 17, 2017

And Israeli cultured-meat startup SuperMeat has raised almost $230,000 on Indiegogo to help fund its work developing lab-grown chicken meat. Some who sampled the strip - breaded, deep fried and spongier than a whole chicken breast - said it almost nailed the flavor of the traditional variety. (more...)
Abta website hack 'may have affected 43000 users' Abta website hack 'may have affected 43000 users'
- March 17, 2017

As soon as ABTA was made aware of the breech it moved to fix the vulnerability, while also engaging consultants to assess the damage. The hacker exploited a "system vulnerability" with the abta.com web server to "access some data" provided by holidaymakers and travel firms, Abta said. (more...)
Trump proposes dramatic cuts to EPA funding
- March 17, 2017

Its objective, then and still now, is to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to their health and the environment where they live, learn and work. They highlighted the 40 million people for which the lakes provide drinking water, and the $10 billion in annual tourism which could be at stake if the region were deprived of its ability to combat public health and safety issues. (more...)
Gold ETFs Are Rising As Fed Day Arrives And This Is Why Gold ETFs Are Rising As Fed Day Arrives And This Is Why
- March 17, 2017

European stocks are set to open higher on Thursday as investors took the Fed's widely-anticipated interest rate hike in their stride and results from the Dutch election pointed to a comfortable win by the prime minister, helping ease concerns about the rise of far-right and populist parties in Europe, as France and Germany go the polls over the next half year. (more...)
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX) reported EPS of 1.26 on 12/31/2016 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX) reported EPS of 1.26 on 12/31/2016
- March 17, 2017

Loathing aside, heavy debt and a burdensome Valeant stock chart suggests bears, not bulls or pigs are still in control of VRX. (NYSE: VRX ) has a market capitalization of 3.83 Billion. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link . The Company now has Insider ownership of 2.3 Percent and Institutional Ownership of 66.8 Percent. (more...)
Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NYSEMKT:PLX) Eps and Price target Analysis
- March 17, 2017

EPS growth for this year is -162.30% and EPS growth for next year is expected to reach at 28.90%. (NYSEMKT:PLX)'s stock to Buy with the price target of $0.8. show that the latest trade was made on 1 Dec 2016 where Camber Capital Management L L C, the Beneficial Owner of More than 10% Class completed a transaction type "Sell" in which 2500000 shares were traded at a price of $0.32. (more...)
3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday
- March 17, 2017

The jobless rate, at 4.7 percent of the workforce, is already below what is considered the long-term norm, and inflation is recording bigger than expected gains. The Fed forecast two more rate hikes in 2017, in-line with its previous forecasts and as markets anticipated. Wall Street futures pointed to a stronger open, building on Wednesday's Fed-led rally. (more...)
Notre Dame, Virginia survive to help ACC avoid early-tourney slump Notre Dame, Virginia survive to help ACC avoid early-tourney slump
- March 17, 2017

From there, Princeton's Devin Cannady , who entered the game tied with Cook at 13.7 points per game to lead the team, bricked what would have been a game-tying 3. Publicly, Notre Dame said and did everything right about Colson being ready to go. The Bulldogs (33-1) trailed much of the first half, but pulled away after halftime after holding the Jackrabbits (18-17) to 29.0 percent shooting in the second half. (more...)
EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Log Highest Close Since 2015 After Dutch Election
- March 16, 2017

But the dollar struggled to make more progress through the European morning and waned as NY traders arrived at their desks. The move came after the far-right Party for Freedom, led by Wilders, fell short in the Netherlands general election (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/anti-immigrant-populists-appear-to-fall-short-in-dutch-election-2017-03-15). (more...)
Group of Republican US Representatives Pledge to Combat Climate Change Group of Republican US Representatives Pledge to Combat Climate Change
- March 16, 2017

Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus . The resolution calls for using "American ingenuity, innovation, and exceptionalism, to create and support economically viable, and broadly supported private and public solutions to study and address the causes and effects of measured changes to our global and regional climates ". (more...)
Battery-operated headphones explode in passenger's face mid-flight Battery-operated headphones explode in passenger's face mid-flight
- March 16, 2017

She continued: "As I went to stamp my foot on them the flight attendants were already there with a bucket of water to pour on them". The transport safety agency said it believes the batteries in the headphones likely caught on fire. The incident occurred during a flight on February 19 but was only recently reported to the government body. The woman said she was listening to music using a pair of her battery-operated headphones. (more...)
3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve today 3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve today
- March 16, 2017

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the Federal Reserve dramatically lowered the interest rates at which banks borrow money. Toms thinks that the Fed will raise rates three times this year and could do so another three times in 2018. This is where the Fed tells us that they always try to balance keeping people employed while not letting inflation go up too much. Turning from the economy to the state of inflation , Yellen calmed the markets yesterday by suggesting that the Fed can ... (more...)
Oracle Eyes AWS Success, Shifts Its Focus to Infrastructure as a Service Oracle Eyes AWS Success, Shifts Its Focus to Infrastructure as a Service
- March 16, 2017

The company had revenue of $9.27 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.25 billion. Among 11 analysts covering Realogy Holdings Corporation ( NYSE:RLGY ), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Oracle Corporation is expected to lift sales by 3.36% in next year to $38.8B. The company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.19 per share of outstanding common stock, up 27% from the current quarterly dividend of $0.15. (more...)
The Pretium Resources Inc (PVG) Upgraded at Royal Bank of Canada
- March 16, 2017

March 09, 2017: Pretium Resources Inc. Amid volatile financial markets and the presidential election, various investment brokerages have made amendments to their price targets and ratings on shares of Pretium Resources, Inc. While it's Return on Investment (ROI) value is 0%. The stock traded with the volume of 4.98 Million shares in the last trading session. They now have a Dollars 13 price target on the stock. (more...)
Canada Goose Shares Soar On IPO Debut Canada Goose Shares Soar On IPO Debut
- March 16, 2017

The offering price of CA$17 was above an initial expected range of between CA$14 and CA$16. (TSX:GOOS)(NYSE:GOOS) shares officially debuted on both the Toronto and NY stock exchanges on Thursday, getting off to a very impressive start. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission , Canada Goose acknowledged the ongoing protests of its products. The maker of $900 winter jackets preferred by celebrities like Kate Upton and Jose Bautista offered 20 million shares to investors in its ... (more...)

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