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by | April 24, 2017 | 05:26

Koepka, a member of the U.S. Koepka, a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team past year, was looking for his second PGA Tour win. Koepka had a four-foot putt to tie Chappell for the lead on the par-5 14th but missed and another on the par-3 16th that hung on the lip of the hole and would not fall.

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:21

Of the 57 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings through Wednesday morning, about 75 percent have topped expectations, according to Thomson Reuters data, above the 71 percent average for the past four quarters. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 94.51 points, or 0.5%, to 20,547.76 last week, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.8% to 2,348.69.

by | April 23, 2017 | 03:21

One week after becoming the subject of furious worldwide scrutiny and condemnation, following the video of Dr. David Dao being forcibly dragged out of a United plane, the airline has reportedly changed its policies in order to avoid such a grisly scene from ever occurring again.

by | April 21, 2017 | 23:28

The women's apparel chain has one location in the Pittsburgh region at Ross Park Mall. Companies including Wet Seal and Payless have filed bankruptcy. Its products included active wear, tops, dresses and accessories. Bebe was founded in 1976. The company earlier in the year hired B. Riley & Co.as financial adviser in a move that, at the time, also came with the disclosure that Bebe was exploring strategic alternatives.

by | April 21, 2017 | 23:26

Foreign nationals who don't live in Canada's biggest city and its surrounding communities will pay an additional 15 percent tax on home purchases under legislation proposed by the government of Ontario province. Ontario has opened the door to a similar tax for Toronto, though it will be up to the city to determine whether one is adopted. The most recent possibility floated by the Ontario government is a " non-resident speculation tax ", but the province hasn't yet said how exactly that tax ...

by | April 20, 2017 | 09:28

It has a dividend yield of 1.69%. After a pretty rocky 2015, AXP has been a solid performer over the previous year. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of American Express Company by 2.8% in the third quarter. The P/B figure is also providing some ideas on whether the shareholders are paying too much for what would be left if the company went bankrupt immediately - but to consider that the company ought to have a lower P/B value.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:44

After All-American honors as a sophomore , Allen's scoring dropped more than 7 points per game and he displayed immaturity on the court, earning a one-game suspension for repeatedly tripping opponents . With Allen back in Durham, the Blue Devils have solidified themselves as a top 10 team. Allen studied the options and decided returning to Duke was the best option.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:42

Regulations imposed by the Canadian government hurt dairy producers in NY and Wisconsin, the governors of both states said Tuesday. The governors say Canada's actions could cost the US economy hundreds of millions of dollars. The Senators have written to the Trump administration as well as to the Acting U.S. Trade Representative and Acting Ag Secretary about the milk pricing problem.

by | April 19, 2017 | 10:40

He then scored from an offside position minutes later to make it 3-2. The match was tilted in Real Madrid's favour by Arturo Vidal's dismissal for two yellow cards. The card given to Arturo [after 84 minutes] wasn't a card. Vidal said Kassai robbed Bayern of a chance to go through to the semifinals for the sixth straight year.

by | April 18, 2017 | 02:51

But the insurance industry quickly said the changes don't go far enough. While members were unable to reach a consensus before they for their two-week left for Easter recess, members say they are inching closer to striking a deal, with many noting the deficit reduction from repealing Obamacare would make accomplishing tax reform easier for the legislative body.

by | April 15, 2017 | 11:56

Stumpf , and its former head of community banking, Carrie L. Tolstedt . The 113-page report, prepared by the law firm Shearman & Sterling, relates how Stumpf nurtured and protected Tolstedt even as evidence mounted that her division's behavior posed an enormous risk to the company.

by | April 13, 2017 | 02:09

Waymo alleges a former manager, Anthony Levandowski, stole its patented ideas before leaving Google early last year to found a self-driving auto startup called Otto that Uber bought for $ 680 million last year. In its defense, Uber said it began its lidar development in 2015, before Levandowski joined, and with staff that didn't come from Waymo . Alphabet's opposition suggested Uber is seeking to delay proceedings, including a hearing on an injunction Alphabet wants against Uber and to ...

by | April 13, 2017 | 02:04

This is an increase of 382% compared to the average daily volume of 1,453 call options. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. raised its stake in shares of BlackBerry by 13.5% in the third quarter. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY ) have shown a low EPS growth of -24.80% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of 80.50% yoy. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at -44.5% while it's Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -54.2%.

by | April 13, 2017 | 02:00

Non-food costs rose 2.3 percent year on year, with the rate 0.1 percentage points higher than a month earlier. In terms of month-on-month data, Chinese inflation fell 0.3 per cent, as compared to the 0.2 per cent dip in February. Clothing price tags rose last month. Those are the lowest figures since 2014, says the BBC . Sterling rose momentarily following the announcements before slipping back to a 0.1% drop against the USA dollar at 1.241, and a 0.1% fall versus the euro at 1.170.

by | April 10, 2017 | 02:26

More than six years since the conflict in Syria began , almost a half million people are dead, 6.3 million are displaced inside the country, and 4.8 million refugees have sought safety in neighboring countries. We want to stay in our country. With all due respect, this is hypocrisy, if you really care, help us stay in our country. "We don't want to become refugees", said Kassem Eid, survivor of the sarin gas attack in August of 2013 in Ghouta, Syria.

by | April 08, 2017 | 07:39

The fried chicken chain says the change will be completed by the end of next year at all of its USA restaurants. Meat producers often give animals antibiotics to make them grow faster and prevent illnesses. "While federal antibiotics policy stagnates, the market is responding to consumer demand for better meat". The company said 100-percent of its menu, excluding beverages and third-party products, would be free of food dyes by the end of the year.

by | April 07, 2017 | 02:40

Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, Integrated GST Bill, Compensation GST Bill and Union Territory GST Bill 2017 - were passed by the Rajya Sabha and returned to Lok Sabha, after a discussion of nearly nine hours spread across two days.

by | April 07, 2017 | 02:35

Politico reports (h/t The Real Deal ) that Cuomo, lawmakers and real estate industry folk came to an agreement on Tuesday, and the state legislature will now vote on the proposal in the coming days. The budget extender gives lawmakers until May 31 - an extra two months - to agree on the final budget. It would be an ambitious timetable, but scheduling miracles do seem to materialize many times around adoption of the state budget.

by | April 07, 2017 | 02:34

Constellation Brands updated its FY18 guidance to $7.70-8.00 EPS. Constellation is the leading growth contributor to the US beer industry for the fiscal year, according to the company's earnings report , and holds numerous America's top imported beers in its portfolio.

by | April 06, 2017 | 02:47

The proposed legislation says that " openly offensive " content should be deleted by social networks within 24 hours after being reported by users, while content whose nature is not clearly offensive should be examined and removed within a week if its illegality is confirmed.

by | April 05, 2017 | 02:52

The rule also required internet providers to take "reasonable" steps to secure data from hackers and to notify customers in the event of a breach. "The rule departs from the technology-neutral framework for online privacy administered by the Federal Trade Commission", the White House said.

by | April 05, 2017 | 02:22

The day usually draws a large crowd. "Three simultaneous live streams hosted by Pedestrian editors will compete in a series of ice cream eating challenges in an attempt to break records". If you're not sure about the location of your nearest Ben & Jerry's, consult the chain's location finder . "The rules of #FreeConeDay are simple", the Vermont ice cream maker tweeted.

by | April 05, 2017 | 02:17

In 2016, when she launched her own company, she made sure her policies more closely reflected her beliefs about equal pay. It's not just progressive states like California taking the wage gap seriously, either - North Dakota passed a bill in 2015 strengthening employer salary reporting requirements.

by | April 04, 2017 | 04:58

The Scottish Parliament this week voted in favour of Holyrood having the power to hold a referendum. On Tuesday, Scotland's devolved parliament voted to hold a referendum on secession in 2018 or 2019, but the British government in Westminster must give its approval before any such poll can be held.

by | April 03, 2017 | 03:50

WASHINGTON (AP ) — President Donald Trump had an apparent glitch Friday afternoon at an Oval Office signing for pair of executive orders: After touting the measures, he neglected to sign them. It will study the effects of abuses such as the dumping of products below costs, unfair subsidies, "misaligned" currencies and "non-reciprocal" trade practices by other countries.

by | April 03, 2017 | 03:13

Tensions on the peninsula are now high, with South Korea saying last week that the North was ready to carry out a new nuclear test. "And China has great influence over North Korea". It also assigns the executive authority to regard the purchasing or acquisition of North Korean food, farming, fishing, and textile products or the provision of telephone, telegraph, and other communications services to North Korea as subject to sanctions.

by | April 02, 2017 | 01:27

Nunes sparked a controversy last week when he said he received information from an undisclosed source at the White House that conversations by President Donald Trump and his staff had been swept up as "incidental collection" by US spy agencies targeting foreign agents.

by | April 02, 2017 | 01:25

Crude oil prices were over $50 a barrel; almost 1 percent higher. -The euro fell 0.8 percent to $1.0681 for a third day of declines. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 1 point, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,366. The stock added $5.22 to $37.96. DOUBLE DEAL: FMC has agreed to buy part of DuPont's crop protection business, while DuPont buys FMC's health and nutrition unit.

by | April 02, 2017 | 01:24

Up to a quarter-inch could accumulate in the worst spots, especially in higher elevations, meteorologists said. First, the sun is quite strong this time of year and even with cloud cover, the roads tend to absorb enough solar radiation so the snow has a hard time sticking during the day.

by | April 01, 2017 | 01:40

Spain has a long-standing territorial claim on British Overseas Territory Gibraltar , held by the United Kingdom since 1713, which now houses key British army bases. The region's chief minister said the proposal was "a clear manifestation of the predictably predatory attitude" Spain holds toward the territory. "The whole world and the whole European Union should know: this changes nothing in respect of our continued, exclusive British sovereignty", he said.

by | March 31, 2017 | 01:59

As I noted in my column today, Trump and the Freedom Caucus don't have much in common except their hatred of the establishment - he's a populist deal-maker; they're conservative purists. But the fractures in the Republican party will probably once again become apparent with upcoming political fights over the budget, taxes and - perhaps - healthcare once again.

by | March 31, 2017 | 01:57

Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon told the website Thursday afternoon Walsh's move was "less shake-up and more rebooting of an outside effort that they believe failed them in their first, crucial legislative showdown".

by | March 30, 2017 | 01:57

Tweeting about Neuralink, Mr. Musk conceded it would be "difficult to dedicate the time, but an existential risk is too high not to". Neural lace involves implanting electrodes in the brain so people could upload or download their thoughts to or from a computer, according to the WSJ report.

by | March 29, 2017 | 02:07

ATTENTION chocoholics! You can get your hands on a Cadbury's Easter Egg this year completely free of charge - and here's how. Katie Bland, BID Manager for Altrincham Unlimited said: "Last year's Pumpkin Trail was a huge hit with local families, bringing over 1,000 visitors to Altrincham town centre, and we're confident the Dino Egg Hunt will be equally popular".

by | March 28, 2017 | 00:53

It was not immediately clear whether Trump was actually playing golf. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently defended the president's golf outings by saying he takes meetings and calls at the club. On Saturday, Trump administration officials said the President was at the club for weekend meetings while the reporter pool was held at the club's tennis complex.

by | March 28, 2017 | 00:51

This announcement by the Liberal government could not come soon enough, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces mounting criticism for dragging his feet on the issue. And if the report is accurate, that means cannabis will be legal by Canada Day next year - that's July 1. The province said people will be prohibited from consuming pot behind the wheel, and police will have the right to suspend a driver's licence for 24 hours if a person is believed to be under the influence.

by | March 28, 2017 | 00:50

Other apps such as Life360 and SafeTrek let you track the location of friends and family members too. Your smartphone has the capacity to reveal where you are at any given moment. Facebook has tried this kind of thing before. "You can share your Live Location with a group of friends in Messenger or just with one person - it's up to you!" This didn't go down well, so Facebook canned the capability.

by | March 25, 2017 | 00:48

This boycott could possibly cost Google hundreds of millions of dollars. In this case, she said, the filters apparently failed. After their ads appeared next to extremist content on YouTube , telecom companies AT&T and Verizon said they were going to pull their ads from the video site.

by | March 23, 2017 | 01:50

Canadian Solar had a return on equity of 15.60% and a net margin of 4.26%. The firm had revenue of $668.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $698.57 million. The company reached a 52-week low at 10.25 on Nov 9, 2016. The stock price of firm is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 3.46% and remote isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 8.81%.

by | March 23, 2017 | 01:48

While everyone's talking about Muslims and the deadly terrorist attack in London today, the Muslim mayor of that city, Sadiq Khan, is pushing hard for a policy that will save thousands of British lives. In the same statement, Khan pushed focus onto citizens claiming that they need to remain vigilant to combat the issue of terrorism in the city. Another person was stabbed near an entrance to Parliament, and the assailant was shot by police.

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:49

In terms of food and drink, the cost of living in Singapore is on a par with Shanghai, while Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka are the three most expensive places in the world to buy staple goods, the EIU said, adding that in Seoul, topping up a grocery basket is nearly 50 per cent more expensive than in NY.

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:48

Macron boosted the view he would win France's presidency over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen who has run on an anti-euro message. Twenty-nine percent of viewers thought Macron was the most convincing, ahead of Mélenchon with 20 percent, while Le Pen and conservative Francois Fillon were tied in third place, a snap survey conducted online by Elabe pollsters towards the end of the debate showed.

by | March 19, 2017 | 01:04

Meantime, spot gold was was up 0.3% at $1,230.28 U.S.an ounce early Friday, taking its gains this week to 2%. Japanese market futures were lower than the Nikkei 225's last close at 19,577.38: Futures in Chicago were down 0.52 per cent at 19,475 and Osaka futures fell 1.05 per cent to 19,370.

by | March 17, 2017 | 01:30

Investors anticipated the tightening and Treasury yields had climbed with the dollar on speculation the central bank might signal a faster pace of tightening. The Swiss franc gained nearly half a percent against the euro while the yen inched back into positive territory, touching a more than two-week high. Benchmark Brent settled up 1.8 percent to $51.81 a barrel.

by | March 17, 2017 | 01:28

Or officials, as it were. Charges against the four accused include economic espionage, trade secret theft, wire fraud and generic hacking charges. The hackers are accused of accessing personal accounts belonging to those including Russian journalists, Russian government officials, USA government officials, US financial services and private equity firms and a US airline, the Justice Department said.

by | March 17, 2017 | 01:27

Etna has been experiencing an ongoing eruption, according to Italian news agency RAI, which reported that of 10 people injured in the blast, six were hospitalized, though none with life-threatening injuries. Members of a BBC film crew were among those forced to flee. 'Incident could have been worse - explosions like this have killed - but seems minor injuries for now.

by | March 15, 2017 | 01:18

Deutsche Bank AG set a $24.00 price target on shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Sunday, November 20th. That assumes that the price of the stock that was sold was $11.25 per share, which is the midpoint of the current offering price. That inquiry opened Pandora's box, and a month later Congress began calling for a subpoena of the company's records, which kicked off the stock's slide into the abyss.

by | March 14, 2017 | 00:43

The NATO annual report said only five countries met the two percent target - the United States, Britain, Greece, Poland and Estonia - while Washington still accounted for almost 70 percent of combined alliance defence spending. France came in at 1.79 percent, a tad below 2015, while Germany stood a 1.2 percent, just up from 1.18 in 2015. Stoltenberg said Romania was due to meet the target this year, with Lithuania and Latvia expected to follow in 2018.

by | March 12, 2017 | 01:00

Bankruptcy rumors have been swirling around the Minnesota-based chain for the past several weeks. Bass Pro Shops could possibly bid to buy Gander Mountain in hopes of expanding. Its reorganization plan calls for the sale of the company. Gander Mountain is in active discussions with a number of parties interested in a going-concern sale and expects to solicit bids prior to an auction to be held in late April 2017.

by | March 07, 2017 | 00:44

A petition by the International Refugee Assistance Project on behalf of the father, mother and three children - ages 7, 6 and 8 months - is asking a federal court to release the family. "These are exactly the types of people that we should be protecting", attorney Daniele Katzir said. They had Special Immigrant Visas, which were granted for life-risking work done for the U.S.