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Buffett says US stock market to rise regardless of election outcome Buffett says US stock market to rise regardless of election outcome
- November 11, 2016

On 11/9/2016, shares of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) rose +2.36% in trading session and finally closed at $151.28. BRK-B's value Change from Open was at 1.52% with a Gap of 1.23%. "In the first nine months, property/casualty premiums written in 2016 declined $215 million (9%) compared to 2015, primarily due to lower volume in worldwide treaty and broker market business, and to a lesser degree, to unfavorable foreign currency exchange rate changes", the company said in its 10K. (more...)
Mistry defends handling of harassment claim in Tata feud
- November 11, 2016

Tata Steel today said it has been directed by promoter, Tata Sons, to convene an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to remove the steel major's Chairman Cyrus P Mistry and independent director Nusli N Wadia. In this letter, the group made many revelations on how Mistry had been counducting himself and the business of the group. TCS said the notice was sent yesterday. (more...)
4 killed in German consulate attack in Afghanistan
- November 11, 2016

A powerful Taliban truck bomb struck the German consulate in Afghanistan's northern Mazar-i-Sharif city late Thursday, killing at least two people and wounding more than 100 in a major militant assault in the war-torn country. Foreign Minister Steinmeier said six people were killed. "There was fighting outside and on the grounds of the consulate", a ministry spokesman said. (more...)
Zimbabwe court rules for local hunter in Cecil the lion case Zimbabwe court rules for local hunter in Cecil the lion case
- November 11, 2016

A court in Zimbabwe has agreed to drop the charges against the professional hunter involved in last year's high-profile killing of Cecil the Lion, Theo Bronkhorst's lawyer said on Thursday. Theo Bronkhorst led United States dentist Walter Palmer on the hunt that resulted in the death of the lion in early July 2015. Palmer, traveling with Bronkhorst, took down Cecil last summer. (more...)
Watch out New Zealand: Trump escapes flock to immigration website Watch out New Zealand: Trump escapes flock to immigration website
- November 11, 2016

Immigration New Zealand's website has been inundated with visits from USA browsers in the last 24 hours increase their traffic 24-fold. In New Zealand, immigration officials told Reuters on the eve of the vote that New Zealand Now website, which deals with residency and student visas, had received 1,593 registrations from United States citizens since November 1 - more than 50 percent of a typical month's registrations in just seven days. (more...)
Remember what Veterans Day is really about
- November 11, 2016

A ready and resilient American Army is the best chance for peace. "The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important objective of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good", according to the U.S. (more...)
Trump's victory complicates global climate deal
- November 11, 2016

Last week, Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine said, "Now that the election campaign has passed and the realities of leadership settle in, I expect he will realize that climate change is a threat to his people and to whole countries which share seas with the US, including my own". (more...)
Trump Calls Meeting Obama 'Great Honor' Trump Calls Meeting Obama 'Great Honor'
- November 11, 2016

He never released his tax returns, breaking with decades of campaign tradition, and eschewed the kind of robust data and field efforts that helped Obama win two White House terms, relying instead on large, free-wheeling rallies to energize supporters. (more...)
German consulate damaged in Afghan blast - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spokesman
- November 11, 2016

The city's hospitals received six dead bodies, including two killed by bullets, said local doctor Noor Mohammad Fayez. The bombing on Thursday was claimed by the Taliban, which called it a "revenge attack" for a U.S. Those deaths happened the same day Taliban mortars killed at least seven people at a wedding party in Faryab province in northern Afghanistan, police spokesman Kareem Youresh said. (more...)
Davis scores 32, Pelicans beat Bucks 112-106 for first win
- November 11, 2016

He scored 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and the Pelicans went 9-for-25 on 3-point attempts while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Tim Frazier added 15 points and Terrence Jones had 10. We can play free now. "The biggest difference in the two (Philadelphia and New Orleans ) is having an all-star in Anthony Davis ", Jeter said. Henson started at center to open the second half. (more...)
US stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading; oil slumps US stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading; oil slumps
- November 11, 2016

Banks and other financial companies led USA stocks mostly higher in late-afternoon trading Thursday, putting the Dow Jones industrial average on course to close at a new high. However, neither markets nor currencies have swung as wildly as they did after June's European Union referendum - and many Asian markets saw losses narrow towards the end of Wednesday trading. (more...)
Remembrance services this weekend
- November 11, 2016

Councillor Melanie Stevens will represent the borough at the service at St George's Chapel at 10.30am. Portishead Town Remembrance Service is held at St Peter's Church which is the home of the town's war memorial. - Whitley Bay. War Memorial, The Links, Whitley Bay at 3pm. - South Shields, 10.30am. A service will be held at St John's Church, High Street, Penge, at 10am. (more...)
Can India's currency ban curb black money? Can India's currency ban curb black money?
- November 11, 2016

The PM said post November 8 midnight, the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 would be only paper, with no value and would no more be legal tender. The confusion arose after the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, following which people found it hard to get hold of Rs 100 notes for transactions. (more...)
ATMs in India reopen after 48 hours, chaos at banks continues ATMs in India reopen after 48 hours, chaos at banks continues
- November 11, 2016

Shares of real estate giants DLF Ltd, Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd. and India Bulls Real Estate Ltd. had all dropped more than 20 percent from their closing Tuesday. Modi really is serious about black money". The move which has been praised by many entrepreneurs and financial experts. "We expect that by midnight, it would be fully complete", said Sinha. (more...)
Japan, India Sign Civil Nuclear Pact
- November 11, 2016

A Zen Buddhist saying in Japanese says - "Ichigo Ichie", which means that our every meeting is unique and we must treasure every moment. And, every visit has been unique, special, educative and deeply rewarding. Apart from in-depth exchanges on bilateral, regional, and global issues to further deepen the broad-based and action-oriented partnership between India and Japan , Modi's visit will also reportedly see a civil nuclear deal. (more...)
Trump meets with Republican leaders of Congress
- November 11, 2016

Ryan convened a conference call of House Republicans, which he opened by declaring that he would not longer defend Trump as a candidate - though he said he still planned to vote for Trump and urge voters to elect Republicans up and down the ballot. (more...)
Hillary Clinton wins Latino vote, but falls below 2012 support for Obama
- November 11, 2016

He mocked physical disabilities and women's appearances, all for laughs on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton speaking on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, the final USC/L.A. "I know we've still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling , but some day someone will". "I think many pollsters had the model wrong", he said. (more...)
Trump advisers offer conflicting predictions on US embassy move to Jerusalem
- November 11, 2016

Israel has occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem since the 1967 Middle East war. Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, practices Orthodox Judaism. Hardline lawmakers, including some from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, said Trump's win represented a "historic opportunity" to abandon ideas of Palestinian statehood and move towards annexing the West Bank. (more...)
While India plugs black money holes, Indians find leaks While India plugs black money holes, Indians find leaks
- November 11, 2016

There are almost 2 lakh ATMs in the country. On Friday India's central bank moved to reassure anxious bank account holders that sufficient supplies of money were in the system and that it was doing all it could to disperse the notes. "A lot of people are going to be inconvenienced", he told AFP . The IT departments have given one month's time for the apex cooperative banks in Kerala to come up with detailed break-up of their deposits. (more...)
Today we pay honor to our veterans
- November 11, 2016

For your service you were paid poor wages and fed questionable food. In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War , the 83rd U.S. The end of the Great War came November 11, 1918 - Armistice Day . Veterans Day will be marked here and across the country with solemn and respectful ceremonies, none more moving than the service at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. (more...)

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