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US To Ban Laptops And Tablets On Flights From Eight Countries
- March 23, 2017

Although concerns about this possibility had existed since 2014, it wasn't believed that terrorists had been able to develop these devices beyond initial planning - until recently. With the order affecting flights from predominantly Muslim nations, the ban may invite comparisons to Trump's orders barring travel from several Muslim-majority-nations, which have been blocked by courts. (more...)
Waitrose to stop free tea and coffee deal next month Waitrose to stop free tea and coffee deal next month
- March 23, 2017

BECAUSE there is no minum spend for MyWaitrose customers to get a free hot drink in store, you can buy the cheapest item in store and still get a complimentary tea or coffee. Other played down or even welcomed the change. Twitter user James Murphy wrote: "Finally!" "Alexander Brook tweeted: "@waitrose poor show. "The amount of freeloaders desperate for a coffee was hilarious". (more...)
Alaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name Alaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name
- March 23, 2017

Alaska Airlines announced Thursday that it will drop Virgin America's brand name in 2019 - an announcement that comes a few months after Alaska completed a $4 billion acquisition of the Burlingame company. In their place will go Alaska's new and decidedly conventional business class seats, with subdued light blue mood lighting replacing Virgin's vivid purple colour scheme. (more...)
Pound Rises After UK Retail Sales Data Pound Rises After UK Retail Sales Data
- March 23, 2017

Volumes fell 1.4% in the three months to February compared to the three months to November, which was the weakest performance since the three months to March 2010 and only the second fall since December 2013. In this context, if higher inflation undermines consumer demand, the central bank will find it more hard to justify a tighter monetary policy. Sterling has rocketed as retail sales smashed expectations to grow strongly in February. (more...)
Article 50 Trigger Date March 29, Downing Street Confirms
- March 23, 2017

The EU, however, says Britain can't have full access to the single market if it doesn't accept the free movement of its people, one of the bloc's key principles. 'As the prime minister said, we not want to pay huge sums. A source close to Philip Hammond said this week that the Chancellor "does not recognise" the European Union demands. (more...)
Traders are Watching: Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Traders are Watching: Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)
- March 23, 2017

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Analysts Rating Review: Analysts play a useful role in our capital markets. The business's revenue was down 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. US based company, Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)'s latest closing price was -10.31% from the average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the 50 Day Moving Average at -6.59% and -6.09% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average. (more...)
(FNSR) Raised to (FNSR) Raised to "Buy" at Jefferies Group LLC
- March 23, 2017

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR), after opening at $27.00, closed at $27.36 by scoring 1.98%. MKM Partners reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Finisar in a research note on Thursday, December 22nd. Public Employees Retirement System of OH now owns 7,297 shares of the company's stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 836 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Oil Closes at Lowest Since November as US Supply Seen Rising Oil Closes at Lowest Since November as US Supply Seen Rising
- March 23, 2017

It was the most significant agreement since the oil crash in 2014 as OPEC fought for market share with USA shale producers. Recently, the talk of OPEC extending its cuts to the second half of this year coupled with indications of fresh record high USA crude oil inventories have caused the expansion in the spread discussed above. (more...)
Reserve Bank keeps official cash rate on hold at 1.75 per cent Reserve Bank keeps official cash rate on hold at 1.75 per cent
- March 23, 2017

The New Zealand dollar traded at 91.91 Australian cents from 91.85 cents, fell to 78.37 yen from 78.48 yen and rose to 4.8521 yuan from 4.8394 yuan. The New Zealand bonds closed modestly higher Thursday after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) maintained a neutral policy stance at its monetary policy decision, held earlier today. (more...)
PM Modi asks BJP members to attend Parliament regularly
- March 23, 2017

Mr Modi also asked party MPs to highlight the GST as "Ek Desh, Ek Tax (One Nation, One Tax)", but cautioned that they first needed to get themselves apprised about the subject. He said it didn't matter to him if the members were in the Central Hall or elsewhere. Modi had emphasised MPs' presence in the House in the past too. (more...)
New craft beer comes straight from the toilet bowl to the bar! New craft beer comes straight from the toilet bowl to the bar!
- March 23, 2017

Some are deeming the new drink a "toilet to tap" brew, but it's completely sanitary in spite of its unsavory origins. Though the creation from the Escondido-based brewery reportedly earned the nickname "Toilet to Tap," Stone's Senior Manager of Brewing and Innovation Steve Gonzalez said that after he checked out the analysis of the recycled wastewater, he realized it would actually be ideal for brewing, only needing the addition of some salts. (more...)
Ryanair's website and app will be down tomorrow Ryanair's website and app will be down tomorrow
- March 23, 2017

Tonight's eight-hour shutdown is to facilitate a "systems upgrade", it says. Ryanair's Robin Kiely said: "This web closure and systems upgrade will take eight hours". However, a message reading "Sorry website is unavailable due to scheduled maintenance" appeared on the Ryanair site from 10am this morning. The online check-in service will not be available during this period. (more...)
Restrictions if you're arriving on United Kingdom bound flights from 6 countries
- March 23, 2017

DHS said it is taking this step in response to reliable intelligence that indicates terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation, including smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items. Affected airlines were informed immediately, but may take a few days to implement the new security measure, said Number 10. Travel trade organisation Abta warned laptops and tablets are not typically covered by travel insurance policies for loss, damage or theft if they are placed in the ... (more...)
Is time running out for Michigan's 19 Sears and 38 Kmart stores?
- March 23, 2017

In the following month, the retailer initiated a restructuring program aimed at cutting $1 billion in costs annually and reducing debt by $1.5 billion helped by proceeds from the sale of one of its most valuable brands, Craftsman tools to Stanley Black & Decker. (more...)
Plans for London-Paris electric flight in 'next decade' unveiled Plans for London-Paris electric flight in 'next decade' unveiled
- March 23, 2017

But if technology continues to improve at the current rate, and the company develops a more aerodynamic plane than modern airlines - it is just about feasible'. The company is yet to produce a plane of its own and is instead working alongside American inventor Chip Yates, whose own electric aircraft, the Long-ESA, holds the world record for fastest electric aircraft. (more...)
Earnings Analysis & Update for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE)? Earnings Analysis & Update for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE)?
- March 23, 2017

Analysts play a useful role in our capital markets. Global X Management Co. In the last Quarter, HPE reported a surprise Earnings per Share of 2.27%. ROI deals with the invested cash in the company and the return the investor realize on that money based on the net profit of the business. (more...)
Two major United States technology firms 'tricked out of $100m' Two major United States technology firms 'tricked out of $100m'
- March 23, 2017

Using spoofed emails and the fact the two companies had identical names, between 2013 and 2015, the scammer tricked employees at the two USA companies, and even banks, into making and approving payments to his own company's bank accounts, which he quickly distributed to other bank accounts in six other countries. (more...)
On health care, party will trump principle On health care, party will trump principle
- March 23, 2017

According to the reporting of NPR and its member stations, at least 20 House Republicans oppose the bill while more than 50 have offered equivocal support for it. "There's gonna be adjustments to it, but I think we'll get the vote on Thursday". "This is a risky bill", Brown told reporters on Capitol Hill. Needless to say, this is why they're suddenly thinking outside the box on reconciliation: Their only chance of flipping some of those 27 votes may be by adding something to the bill that ... (more...)
Transgender weightlifter wins global women's competition, sets national record Transgender weightlifter wins global women's competition, sets national record
- March 23, 2017

There is speculation that her performance will lead to her earning a place on New Zealand's team that will compete at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018. According to the New Zealand Herald , the International Olympic Committee released new guidelines regarding the competition of transgender athletes in November of 2015. (more...)
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G spotted in the wild MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G spotted in the wild
- March 23, 2017

KINGPINs previous posts of 2.5ghz saw the performance record set in the past by the Titan X smashed, with a hugh 500Mhz bump up in overclock though we the previous records set by the Titan X are now well in the past. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition isn't just a great LN2 overclocker, but it also overclocks well on air and liquid coolers. As of right now we do not know whether this was a custom model or a reference model . (more...)

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