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Will Ancient IRS Technology Eat Your Tax Refund?

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If a taxpayer receives a suspicious inquiry like one of the above, they should report the incident using the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration webpage or report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission . U.S. Senior District Judge Terry R. Means ordered that the company be barred from filing, preparing, advising or assisting others in tax preparations, and also allowed the government to monitor Youssef's ongoing compliance with the order. Read More »

Trae Young says he will enter NBA Draft

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Young averaged 27.4 points and 8.7 assists in his lone season with the Sooners. I will enter the June NBA Draft! Young scored 28 points in the loss. But some had wondered whether a rough ending to the season - OU lost 12 of its last 16 games, including a first-round exit in the NCAA Tournament to Rhode Island last week - might change his mind about leaving for the National Basketball Association. Read More »

UltraTech says set to buy Binani Cement, seeks end to insolvency proceedings

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The company's board agreed to issue "comfort letter" to provide Rs 7,266 crore in return for 98.43 per cent stake in Binani Cement. The surprise move by UltraTech, which had also participated in the bidding process for Binani Cement under the process overseen by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), will be a test case for the country's new bankruptcy law. Read More »

Expelled Russian diplomats leave UK

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They had been exposed to a nerve agent of a type developed by Russian Federation called Novichok, the UK Government claims. However, Professor Leonid Rink told the RIA news agency that the attack did not look like Moscow's work because Skripal and his daughter had not died immediately. Read More »

United Airlines Suspends Pet Cargo Program After Mishaps

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United Airlines will temporarily stop carrying animals in its planes' cargo compartments, USA Today reported . The detour added an additional two hours to what is normally a two-hour flight; United said its provided compensation to the passengers on board, but did not release specific details. Read More »

Police surround gunman at Panera Bread near Princeton campus

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She said police blockaded the area and she remained behind a truck until she was moved for her safety. Municipality of Princeton police have surrounded an armed man inside the Panera restaurant on Nassau Street, across from campus. The two campus buildings closest to the restaurant are being evacuated, the university said. Classes were not in session since the school is on their spring break. Read More »

United Kingdom inflation rate falls to 2.7%

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The Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday that the UK's Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rate - the key measure of inflation - was 2.7% in February, down from January's 3% level, and lower than economists' forecasts of 2.8%. Read More »

United flight rerouted after a dog was loaded onto the wrong plane

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A Missouri family has been reunited with their dog after the German shepherd was mistakenly flown to Japan this week. It's been a costly week for United Airlines , but not just in terms of public relations. "We provided compensation to all customers on board for the diversion". Data from the US Department of Transportation shows that three times as many animals died on United flights past year than on all the other US carriers put together. Read More »

Rita's Kicks Off Spring With Free Water Ice

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Tuesday and get yourself some free Rita's . Rita's Italian Ice will give you a free small Italian Ice. The company says it gave away nearly one million cups in a nine-hour period past year. Tuesday we will see a mix of rain, snow and sleet mostly after 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service . You can enter on the Rita's Facebook page . Read More »

Education Realty Trust, Inc. (EDR) Shares Bought by Commerce Bank

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAD) has declined 15.19% since March 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Morgan Stanley holds 0% of its portfolio in Independence Realty Trust, Inc. Quebec - Canada-based Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0% in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. The stock of Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. Read More »

Dublin is 'best city to live in' across Ireland and UK

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Mercer's survey of 231 cities helps companies and organizations determine compensation and hardship allowances for worldwide staff. Vienna is followed by Switzerland's Zurich and then New Zealand's Auckland and Germany's Munich in joint third. Read More »

Facebook sparks tech selloff

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The S&P 500 fell 40 points, or 1.5 percent, to 2,710. "What's chilling to an investor is whether Facebook will be able to get advertisers to pay for the rich data they pay for today", said Kim Forrest, Senior Portfolio manager, Fort Pitt Capital, Pittsburgh. Read More »

Uber Self-Driving Car Involved in World's First Fatal Pedestrian Crash

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John Simpson, privacy and technology project director at Consumer Watchdog, tells USA Today there should be a moratorium on all self-driving cars until investigations are completed. Late last year, Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo, which has tested in the Phoenix area for years, began removing the safety drivers to transport a small number of residents, though Waymo staff members sit in the back seat. Read More »

Gold prices inch down on stronger dollar, Fed in focus

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SYDNEY, March 19 (Reuters) - Asian share markets traded mixed on Monday as caution gripped investors in a week in which the Federal Reserve is likely to hike USA interest rates and perhaps signal that as many as three more lie in store for the rest of the year. Read More »

Netanyahu, Rouhani congratulate Putin on victory, seek to fortify ties

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The poll covered 161,000 respondents at 1,200 precincts in 68 Russian provinces and had a margin of error of no more than 3.5%. About 107 million Russians were eligible to cast ballots and in its latest update on participation, three hours before polls closed in Moscow, the central election commission said turnout was at 60 per cent. Read More »

Channel 4 vows action on 28% gender pay gap

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Pearson said that analysis of the data showed that the gender pay gap at Pearson in the United Kingdom is "primarily as a result of having fewer women in senior-level roles". The figures released today show the gap for all GLA bodies has not narrowed from 4.82 per cent in 2016 to 4.81 per cent past year, despite City Hall introducing a number of measures to promote opportunities to women. Read More »

World's Dumbest Shoplifters Literally Run Into The Police At Costco

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Officers responded to reports of shoplifting in progress. Loss-prevention officers recognized what was going on inside the Costco store around 5:30 p.m. Officers quickly detained the two suspects, much to their surprise. Investigators believe the suspects hit a different Costco that same day, where they stole more than $2,000 worth of electronics. Read More »

Amazon Has Considered Buying Some Toys 'R' Us Stores

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After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Toys R Us had planned to shed some of its $5 billion debt load and refresh its operations. Liquidation sales are expected over the next several weeks as the company moves to clear its inventory. Read More »

IBM just unveiled the 'world's smallest computer'

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The computer is 1mm x 1mm, smaller than a grain of fancy salt, and apparently costs less than ten cents to manufacture. You can get a better idea of how small the computer is in the image below. Embedded in what IBM describes as "5 in 5", referring to five technologies that can change our lives in the next five years ( blockchain , cross-linked cryptography, oceanic purification by robots, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing), the IBM smallest computer in the world doesn't ... Read More »

GKN share price: Dana sweetens automotive offer with London listing

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Melrose has made a dramatic final pitch for GKN by promising to plough £1bn into the engineering titan's cash-strapped pension fund. "We strongly urge GKN shareholders to accept our offer without delay". "As we have previously stated, and as these comments from Airbus reinforce, winning new business in our markets would be more hard if customers were uncertain as to the identity of their future long-term partners". Read More »

Oracle (ORCL) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results

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SunTrust has "Hold" rating and $93.0 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, June 17 with "Neutral". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, December 15 by Rosenblatt. Mairs And Pwr accumulated 32,643 shares. 17,419 were accumulated by Dsc Limited Partnership. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL ) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, July 24 by Jefferies. Read More »

Kroger will stop selling magazines about assault rifles

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The business decision came in response to "softening consumer demand" over the last few years and an effort to optimize space in its stores, Kroger said in its news release. Other stores have also announced changes to their policies on guns in the wake of the shooting. The retailer stopped selling assault riles several years ago. Read More »

Dairy Queen to give away ice cream on Free Cone Day

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The offer is one per customer. "We're excited for our fourth annual Free Cone Day", Maria Hokanson, Executive Vice President of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation, said in a statement. We're big fans of our dairy farmers because they make every curl possible. While the companies are offering freebies to celebrate the start of spring, another major storm is headed toward New England and the mid-Atlantic. Read More »

Volkswagen announces a new vehicle for the Chattanooga plant

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While the Atlas sits squarely in one of the most popular automotive segments in the US, there's still a lot of white space between it and the much smaller Tiguan. VW's plans to locate another model at the Chattanooga plant, its only US factory, have been in the works for several years, said Kristin Dziczek, director of the industry, labor and economics at the Center for Automotive Research. Read More »

£30 fixed-odds betting terminals limit outrageous,…

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FOBTs are a key source of income for bookmakers. The popular betting machines have been under an extreme amount of scrutiny over the past year, as they now allow players to bet £100 every 20 seconds at the terminals, potentially allowing a punter to spend £18,000 an hour. Read More »

First images released of Volkswagen's electric Pikes Peak vehicle

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The four-wheel-drive racing auto points to the sporting potential of the I.D. family of all-electric vehicles and is also the first step towards a closer relationship between Volkswagen R and Volkswagen Motorsport. So, it'll sit on that electric vehicle platform, and while there aren't any technical details to run with, Volkswagen's latest I.D. concept - the Vizzion - featured two electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the back, from a powerful lithium-ion battery serving up 301bhp. Read More »

Magellan Midstream Partners, LP (MMP) Shares Bought by Castleark Management LLC

The market experts are predicting a 46.22% rally, based on the high target price ($90) for Michael Kors Holdings Limited shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. AMGP's profit will be $20.48M for 38.18 P/E if the $0.11 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.40 actual earnings per share reported by CNX Midstream Partners LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.50% negative EPS growth. Read More »

Uber self-driving test vehicle involved in accident resulting in pedestrian death

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It was heading north in the Phoenix suburb when it hit a woman walking outside a crosswalk. A woman walking on a crosswalk was struck by the auto and she later died in the hospital due to the injuries she sustained. In a statement obtained by the Post-Gazette, Uber said the company was "fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident". Read More »

Claire's files for bankruptcy

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Claire's jewelry chain and hub for ear piercings at malls across the country has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. At the time, the company had about $2.2 billion in net debt that was going to start to mature in the next few years. Creditors led by Elliott Management and Monarch Alternative Capital have agreed to provide the company with about $575 million of new capital. With these commitments in place, Claire's expects to complete the chapter 11 process in September 2018, emerge with over ... Read More »

Trade groups tell Trump his China tariffs risk a "chain reaction"

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After placing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, Mr. Trump is reportedly considering tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese goods , covering electronics, apparel and footwear and some transportation equipment. But any United States individual or organization may object to the exemption setting up a battle between domestic steel and aluminum producers that could benefit from the protective tariffs and companies that rely on imports. Read More »

Britain assured European Union that Brexit deal will have Irish 'backstop' - lawmaker

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The EU and Britain are still divided on the contentious issue of the North but progress is needed if talks are to move ahead on a Brexit transition deal and a future trade agreement. However, "the transitional period will only come after everything is agreed", said Barnier, EU's chief Brexit negotiator. "Until the appropriate technological solutions can be found, then the option of a regulatory backstop must be left on the table". Read More »

Rathbones and L&G fund managers hit by Micro Focus crash

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The news came alongside a warning that Micro Focus's revenues will fall between 6pc and 9pc this year, more than the 2pc to 4pc previously guided. The Newbury-based vendor said in a trading update that the rate of revenue decline has been "greater than anticipated" since posting interim results in January, with the firm now set to miss its revised revenue guidelines in its current financial year, which ends in October. Read More »

Hammerson Rejects Surprise GBP4.5 Billion Klepierre Approach

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The FTSE 100, which closed at 7,164.14 on Friday, opened 30 points lower. "Accordingly, there can be no certainty that any offer will be made", it added. However, Klépierre's shock interest in Hammerson could threaten to derail the tie-up. Paris-based Klépierre owns shopping centres in 16 countries across Europe, but does not have a presence in the UK. Read More »