Buick and Chevrolet finished in the top 10 brands in J.D. Power survey while German and Asian brands dominate
U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for national security advisor is starkly different from his predecessor. Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, appointed by Trump on Feb. 20, is known for being strongly driven b
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales surged to a 10-year high in January as buyers shrugged of higher prices and mortgage rates, a sign of growing confidence in the economy.
A global agreement to boost trade by cutting red tape and streamlining border checks came into force on Wednesday, promising a 0.5 per cent lift to the world economy by 2030 even as it faces renewed
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday as a drop in oil prices weighed on the energy sector, while investors awaited the minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting for clues on the
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's Liberal government is cutting 287 management jobs from its civil service. Finance Minister Cathy Bennett said it's a difficult decision, but the provinc
Declines in energy and industrial stocks are leading U.S. indexes slightly lower in early trading as the market comes off a record high close the day before. Energy companies fell early Wednesday
NEW YORK - Unilever is reviewing options after rival Kraft Heinz withdrew a $143 billion takeover offer. The owner of brands including Hellman's and Lipton says it is "conducting a comprehensive revi
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be making a return visit to Central Florida, bringing snacks and merchandise from the adorable Japanese cartoon character. The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be at Altamon
Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 22 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices moved lower early Wednesday after running into a wall in the midst of the euphoria surrounding OPEC's latest rhetoric.
Jacqueline Hernandez was promoted to associate at Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock / Architects, Orlando. Eric Houston was promoted to associate at Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock / Architects, Orlando. Da
BRAMPTON, Ont. - Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal says there were no working smoke alarms in a Brampton, Ont., home where a fire killed three members of the same family last week. Spokeswoman Car
Azerbaijan Railways has introduced new tariffs for storage of hand baggage in cloak-rooms of railway stations. The following tariffs will be applied in the country:
The construction of the gas link between Bulgaria and Greece is expected to start in the beginning of 2018, stated interim Energy Minister Nikolay Pavlov in Azerbaijan. Pavlov pointed out that intensi
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is finding it hard to please the International Monetary Fund. Despite fighting its way out of a financial crisis, cutting the budget deficit to its lowest level in mo
Sage Therapeutics has been whipping its investors into a frenzy of late. But there are important milestones coming this year that the biotech will have to cross to live up to high expectations.
In a bid to achieve the required solvency margin of 1.5, state-run National Insurance Company is set to raise Rs 800 crore through subordinated debt in near future, a top company official said today
Ryan MaassFeb. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency awarded General Dynamics with a $155 million contract to manage enterprise communications for combatant commands.
Boeing is suing two California companies, Able Aerospace Adhesives and AlfaKleen Chemical Labs, it claims supplied a mislabeled chemical that caused severe damage to the refueling system of its Air F
The latest round of funding for the company, which creates trip-planning technology, came from investors including Plug and Play, Tiempo Capital, and Acorn Ventures as well as angel investors includi
The winner of a bidding war to secure the crumbling house said he didn’t overpay and now expects to turn a six-figure profit by selling the new house on the lot.
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.5 per cent in December as holiday shopping slowed. The decline followed four consecutive monthly increases. Economists had expected no change for
Aetna will spend $3.3 billion to buy back more than 20 million shares of its stock after the health insurer’s board authorized more repurchases last week. The nation’s third largest insur
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A former office assistant for a New York business has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $1 million from her employer. The Journal News reports (http://lohud.us/2m7j2YD ) that
Leading decentralization conference d10e continued in Bucharest on February 22. The second day of the conference opened with a speech by Augustin Jianu, minister at Romanian Ministry of Telecommunicat
The US arm of Aurobindo Pharma is recalling 47,040 bottles of Venlafaxine Hydrochloride extended release capsules, manufactured by the Hyderabad-based firm, from the American market.
Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan’s national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7447 AZN/USD for February 23, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) said on February 22.
Officials have confirmed an arrest has been made in a quadruple homicide in Toomsuba, Miss. on Tuesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever said it was reviewing its options to drive shareholder value, just days after it swiftly rejected a surprise $143 billion takeover bid fro
Activist investor Carl Icahn just announced his latest target: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co ($BMY). Bristol-Myers Squibb has been the focus of several activist investors in recent months and on Tuesday the
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Activist investor Marcato Capital Management has ratcheted up its attack against Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, seizing on the restaurant chain's weak earnings as further evidence to sup
What becomes of an internet troll with a rapidly shrinking island on the internet to call home? Milo Yiannopoulos is about to find out. The post The Internet Gave Us Milo. The Internet Can Take Him A
Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 22 (UPI) -- Russian oil company Rosneft continued building its Middle East portfolio by signing an agreement with the Kurdish government of Iraq, media reports said.
Surprising images from the Rosetta spacecraft show the presence of dune-like patterns on the surface of comet Chury. Researchers have studied the available images and modeled the outgassing of vapor t
Scientists studying the 'living fossil' Sphenodon -- or tuatara -- have identified a new way to measure the evolutionary rate of these enigmatic creatures, giving credence to Darwin's theory of 'livin
Adult and juvenile remains of a giant rodent species (Isostylomys laurdillardi) have been uncovered by researchers, in the Río de la Plata coastal region of southern Uruguay, raising questions about c
PARIS (AP) — If Marine Le Pen has her way, the French will soon pay for their baguettes with francs, not euros. The presidential candidate from the anti-EU, anti-immigration National Front party is a
Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 22 (UPI) -- A consortium of U.S. clean-energy groups said it was growth in the industries tied to renewable energy that were the ones creating more jobs.
High-income earners will pay substantially more tax in the 2017/18 tax year with the introduction in the Budget of a new tax bracket for people who earn over R1.5 million a year.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Maple Leaf Foods (TSX:MFI) says it had $76.2 million of net income in the fourth quarter, more than double the company's year-earlier profit. Net income for the Toronto-area food
SBI Funds Management (SBIFM) today said it has become the country's first asset manager to cross Rs 20,000 crore of AUM in exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) today said it has started a pilot project to digitise the transactions in micro finance institutions (MFIs).
The Republican “Obamacare Repeal and Replace” plan introduced by House Speaker Paul Ryan “poses risks” to state Medicaid funding and “raises questions for hospital providers,” Fitch Ratings said in a
Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 22 (UPI) -- More than $1 billion in spending will go to developing U.S. shale basins where production is on pace to increase this year, Whiting Petroleum said.
The loss-burdened e-commerce major's co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal admitted to 'errors in execution' amid plans to axe 500-600 employees starting next week.
In a step to maintain secrecy of one's mobile phone number getting exposed to retailers for possible misuse, Vodafone today introduced its Private Recharge Mode for its subscribers in West Bengal.
Improved macroeconomics and positive corporate financials reported for 2016 have fueled an increase of over 10 percent of the BET, the main index of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), since the begin
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has expressed his satisfaction with the level of dialogue, which is being established with the new U.S. administration. “At the moment I am satisfied with t
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures dipped slightly on Wednesday as investors await details of the Federal Reserve's last meeting for clues on the timing of the next interest rate hike.
Thousands of activists are marching in Kyiv to honor protesters who were killed during the EuroMaidan demonstrations in 2013-14 and to challenge the government. Read more here. The post RFE/RL: Thousa
GENEVA (AP) — The first multilateral trade agreement reached under the World Trade Organization since it was created over a generation ago has taken force, aiming to streamline cross-border trade to
MOSCOW - The Russian military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the wide-ranging military modernization will continue this year,
BRUSSELS (AP) — Italy’s government was put on notice Wednesday that it may face a fine from the European Union for not getting the country’s debt levels down. In a report on Italy’s
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning Italy that it may face censure for not doing enough to get its debt levels down to prescribed levels. In its annual economic analysis of EU countries, th
Solar advocates point to the number of jobs created by the industry, but a little logic suggests that this is either misdirection or poor analysis. No other industry brags about its labor inefficienc
LONDON (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group says its underlying profits rose slightly in the fourth quarter as it began to move beyond past scandals and a government rescue during the financial crisis. The ba
The threat of a full-scale military invasion of Russia in Ukraine remains at the moment, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said. “The threat of a full-scale aggression on the part of Rus
Lloyds Banking Group announced soaring annual profits Wednesday on lower charges linked to an insurance scandal, as it awaits a full return to the private sector following a state bailout
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko fears that Russia could use military contingent in Transdniester for an attack on Ukraine. The Russian military contingent in the south-west – in the Transd
As the 12th edition of Business Review Awards Gala, BR magazine’s flagship event that recognizes the outstanding achievements of the business community, will take place on February 27, we want to put
Commissioning of new housing in Ukraine, excluding the occupied Crimea, decreased by 15.2% in 2016 from 2015, to 9.367 million square meters, according to Ukraine's State Statistics Service.
An informal blockade of goods flowing out of uncontrolled territory in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, entered its third week on February 21. Activists and opposition lawmakers are particularly focused on st
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to cancel Kyiv-based Fortuna-Bank's banking license and liquidate it, as was proposed by the Ukrainian Deposit Guarantee Fund, according to the regul
The UN Security Council paid public tribute to late Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin on Tuesday – but tensions simmered behind the scenes, as Ukraine blocked a more formal statement of condolen
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) estimates the country may lose up to US$ 2 billion in forex revenue if the blockade of trade, including in coal, with occupied Donbas continues.
Roger Rubin, The Sports Xchange Witness the tug-of-war between ownership and the Major League Baseball Players Association unfolding over rule changes to speed the pace of play in the game.
The government has decreed that state ventures and commercial enterprises have to invest 50% of their profits for 2016 on behalf of the state. The decree excludes health treatment facilities for inpat
The new digital economy is expected to be great for professional women. But research shows that women ask for less when pay is less structured and certain. Could the new way of work be setting us up t
The UK's annual growth rate was downgraded from a first estimate of 2 per cent to 1.8 per cent in 2016, despite registering a better than expected expansion at the end of the year.
In some "tough love" shown to banks by the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday, while bankers are yet to digest the suggestions, it could well be a turning point for the public sector banks.
Business transactions at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), country's first International Financial Services Centre, has crossed USD 2 billion mark and is likely to grow manifold in the
While three members highlighted the need to change the stance from accommodative to neutral, four mentioned that inflation excluding food and fuel remains â??stickyâ?ť at close to 5 percent
Faster remonetisation and return of discretionary consumer demand will push economic activity in the latter part the fiscal, opined RBI Governor Urjit Patel while voting for no cut in interest rate
India's power sector will continue to be dominated by coal over the coming decade despite significant growth in cleaner fuels or renewables, says BMI Research.
The cost of recapitalising India's struggling banks would be affordable even under a negative scenario, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, urging government steps to strengthen the f