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US rig count rises 10 this week to 857; Texas up 6

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The price of oil was immune to this round of OPEC's kind-word offerings-or rather "recoiled" would be a more apt description. Separately, a report showed that the mining industry, a sector that includes oil and gas, contributed to GDP growth in the final months of a year ago for the first time since the start of 2015, another sign of increased shale-oilfield activity. Read More »

Crude oil eases for second day on rising USA production

A further rise in supply outside the group could weigh on prices and hinder OPEC efforts to clear the glut, although OPEC officials have said they believe the market can deal with renewed shale growth. "Although the oil market will likely tighten throughout the year, overall non-OPEC production, not just in the US, will soon be on the rise again", it said in the report. Read More »

Late-night clashes claim 9th victim of Venezuelan unrest

Unrest was reported on Thursday in several parts of Caracas , most seriously in the working-class neighbourhood of El Valle . The opposition rejected the allegation, saying the children had to be evacuated because of tear gas fired by Maduro s "dictatorship". Read More »

The UK would be welcome back in EU

The House of Commons has voted and the United Kingdom will go to the polls on June 8. The snap election announced by Theresa May yesterday, has been approved by MPs. But under the timetable for the proposed general election, Parliament will be dissolved on May 3 which means there would be no House of Commons for the new MP to be elected to. Read More »

Something Sketchy Happened the Same Day Ivanka Trump Met with China's President

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There has been a spike in the sales this year and in 2016 the brand's USA imports mainly from China jumped 1.66%, according to data from the trade tracking firm Panjiva, AP reported . In March sales on Lyst were up 262 percent over the same period previous year. Since then, Ivanka Trump has met with such world leaders as Japan's Shinzo Abe, China's Xi Jinping, and Canada's Justin Trudeau-all nations in which her company has filed trademarks. Read More »

Trump eyes changes to Obama's tax and Wall Street rule

The Treasury Department will review regulations added since January 2016 and recommend eliminating or modifying rules that are unnecessary. "[Presidential executive orders are] created to send a message, and they're the neatest package, in some ways, that they can use to show their supporters that they're delivering on their campaign promises", Matt Dallek, an associate professor at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management and expert on the presidency, said ... Read More »

A slice for the stranded: Delta buys pizza for passengers

Delta has held pizza parties in the past as well: In 2015, passengers got free pizza after their plane cabin filled with smoke during the flight, and just previous year, a pilot ordered pizza for everyone on a flight that was delayed due to weather in Atlanta. Read More »

No One Is Getting Fired Over Passenger Dragging Incident, Says United CEO

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United has been under fire since video went viral showing security personnel dragging battered and bloodied passenger David Dao off an overbooked Chicago flight to make room for an airline employee. "We've always thought to repay our customers" trust with the highest quality of service and deepest level of respect and dignity, ' Munoz said. So no, there was never a consideration for firing an employee. Read More »

Labour MP says her party is not trying to win election

With the Prime Minister needing the support of 434 MPs - two thirds of all seats in the House of Commons - some 522 voted for the early election, with just 13 against. Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrats leader, told the Commons May is calling an election now because, having looked at the state of Labour , she could not resist the political equivalent of taking candy from a baby. Read More »

Force India boss Vijay Mallya arrested

India submitted an extradition request to Britain in February after investigators demanded that Mallya be brought home to face charges. "He was arrested after attending a central London police station, and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court later today, 18 April", it said. Read More »

Consumers should decide service charge, not hotels: Paswan

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Consumers can also pay a tip separately to staff, instead of offering service charge.Restaurateurs and hoteliers have chose to legally examine the guidelines and give a representation to the government. A number of complaints from consumers have been received that hotels and restaurants were putting "service charge" in the range of 5-20 per cent, in lieu of tips, the ministry had said earlier. Read More »

Capitals' Ovechkin leaves game with apparent left leg injury

Tom Wilson , who scored the overtime victor in the opener, had a pair in a dominant first period which saw the Caps outshoot the Leafs 15-6 and manage 26 even-strength shot attempts to just 14 for Toronto. "To win a championship, you have to relish these moments and come up big in these moments", Williams said. Wilson's play has earned the confidence of Trotz , who moved the winger onto Washington's third line alongside Andre Burakovsky and Lars Eller. Read More »

BP Reports Oil Spill in Alaska

The damage to the well is extensive: it has risen three or four feet out of the ground and its pressure gauge has been severely damaged, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) on Saturday. A well has been misting an unknown amount of natural gas on Alaska's North Slope near Prudhoe Bay since Friday (April 14). "The bottom leak has been reduced, but is now leaking gas as well as some minor amount of crude oil". Read More »

Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox, Lineup Shaken Up

O'Reilly was a ratings magnet at Fox - but it's hard to know how much of his audience would follow him to another network. Then came an April 1 report in The New York Times that five women had been paid a total of $13 million to keep quiet about disturbing encounters with O'Reilly. Read More »

No United Airlines Firings Over Passenger Dragging At O'Hare: CEO

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Munoz reiterated that United will make policy changes, including not using law enforcement to take passengers off a flight unless there is a security issue and requiring that crews be booked at least an hour before takeoff. Munoz and other executives vowed to treat customers with dignity, and said that what happened to Dao will never happen again. I'm sure there was lots of conjecture about me personally. Read More »

Netflix growth misses mark despite strong earnings

The company's progress toward reaching that goal has helped drive Netflix's stock price progressively higher during the past five years, a stretch that has seen the video service add 72 million more subscribers. Total revenues are still seen rising strongly, by nearly 31 percent to United States dollars 2.755 billion, with total streaming revenues going 34.3 percent higher to USD 2.640 billion. Read More »

Oil prices mixed after US production seen rising

Chan said he expected Brent to test $54 and WTI $51,70. US West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose one cent to $52.66 a barrel, with their intraday low as $52.14, also the weakest since April 7. crude inventories stoking the hope that a global supply overhang might slowly retreat. Traders opined that oil prices gained support as OPEC's secretary general assured that the oil cartel is committed to rebalance market stability by bringing down crude stocks down across the globe to the ... Read More »

Fear engulfs President polls after Paris attack

The iconic Champs-Elysees boulevard in Paris reopened amid heavy security Friday morning, a day after authorities said a gunman attacked police, killing one officer and wounding three others. Cherufi fired at a police van on the famous street late on 20 April at around 9pm before being shot dead by other police officers in the van. A foreign tourist was also slightly injured. Read More »

United Airlines passenger who was dragged off flight pursues legal action

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According to the airline, the passengers will be compensated equal to the cost of their tickets. As I think about our business and our people, the first thing I think is important to say is to apologize to Dr. When Dao refused, United sent in Chicago Aviation police officers to remove him from the plane and the resulting cellphone video of the struggle shot by another passenger has turned into a PR nightmare for United. Read More »

Gorsuch on path to confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

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Gorsuch's confirmation ends the longest Supreme Court vacancy since 1862 during the American Civil War, with the court down a justice for nearly 14 months since long-serving conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016. The developments were accompanied by unusually bitter accusations and counter-accusations. The move could make it easier for the Republicans to confirm future Trump nominees, with Democrats left powerless to resist even if he gets a chance to replace the ... Read More »

How Dortmund bus bomber hoped to make millions

It said he had booked into the same hotel where the Dortmund team was staying, and the hotel's Internet IP address was used in the transaction to buy the share options. The devices, which were hidden behind a hedge, contained pieces of metal and had a reach of 100 metres, the federal prosecutor's office said. Extra forces were deployed around team hotels and their buses took designated safe routes to the stadiums. Read More »

Canada puts housing speculators on notice as Toronto prices soar

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But more important than the actual speculation tax is the fact that the provincial government will begin to collect citizenship information for every person buying a residential property in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. And it is not at all fair. To offset that, the government has also introduced a five-year, $125-million program to rebate a portion of development charges on new purpose-built rental properties in areas with low vacancy rates. Read More »

United Airlines changes customer displacement policy

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Days later Munoz, who was facing calls to resign from online petitions that had received thousands of signatures, said he felt "shame and embarrassment" and vowed that it would never happen again. In addition to the new check-in time requirement, the memo also states, "No must ride crew member can displace a customer who has boarded an aircraft". Read More »

UK's Sports Direct enters U.S. with Bob's Stores/Mountain Sports deal

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However, the deal, which was approved by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court and is expected to be completed in the first half of next month, will see Sports Direct save Eastern Outfitters from folding. Sports Direct's move for the business came after it bailed out the troubled retailer. In the year to 28 January, Bob's and Eastern Outfitters notched up losses of $26m. Read More »

Stock Impressing Investors: Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS)

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If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up. It has 279.46 million of outstanding shares and its shares float measured at 276.34. Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS) traded up 0.90% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $32.45. Read More »

U.S. 'ready to strike trade deal with United Kingdom as soon as possible'

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That view is widely shared. Stressing that there should be no diminution of citizens' rights after Brexit, he added: "For us it's important to ensure that Brexit does not have negative effects on their life and rights they are enjoying". "I would think that at the end of the day it will be obvious that is it is in everyone's interests to have free trade in Europe, as it was before", he said. Read More »

OPEC figures show oil output cuts exceeded pledge in March

OPEC and other producers, including Russian Federation, have pledged to cut output by around 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) during the first half of the year in an effort to rein in global oversupply and prop up prices. Hedge funds increased bets on higher West Texas Intermediate crude prices for the first time in six weeks, shrugging off rising USA supplies, as the coming driving season is expected to help ease the glut, according to Bloomberg . Read More »

Attack Overshadows Last Campaign Day In The First Round Of French Election

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An attacker emerged from a auto in Paris Thursday and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers in the center of the Champs-Elysees. France has been under a state of emergency, granting special powers to the police and thousands of military on the street, since the attacks that killed 130 people in Paris in November 2015. Read More »

Pagegroup PLC (MPI) Upgraded to Buy at Kepler Capital Markets

The number of shares Barclays PLC now has in issue is 16,956,400,000, which have a value of 206.6 per share calculating Barclays PLC's market capitalisation to 35.03B GBP. Now 8 brokers are covering NMC Health (LON:NMC), 8 rate it "Strong Buy", 0 "Buy", 0 "Sell", 0 "Strong Sell", while 0 "Neutral". It has outperformed by 12.30% the S&P500. Read More »

Macmillan backs Bill O'Reilly after Fox News sacking

The New York Times reports that an African-American woman - who remains anonymous - came forward this week with allegations of her own , saying O'Reilly would at various times grunt like a "wild boar" at her desk, leer at her and refer to her as "hot chocolate". Read More »

Oil spill reported on North Slope, volume unknown

Soon after, they determined that the well was also spraying a mist of crude oil. On April 7, Hilcorp announced that it would cut off the flow of natural gas in the most recent leak and fill the line with filtered seawater. The nearest village, Nuiqsut (noo-IK-sit), is 50 miles away. The well is operated by a London-based BP energy company. By Sunday night, the well had settled about 11 in. Read More »

Wynne's housing, rental affordability measures met with mixed response

CIBC economist Benjamin Tal says the measures are likely to cool the market over the next six months as many buyers wait to see the impact of the changes. The government should consider market-based solutions, such as portable housing benefits, which give cash to renters who need it (as opposed to waiting in line for scarce social housing). Read More »