United States stocks close mixed

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 27 points, or 0.1%, to 21387 shortly after the opening bell. The lesser-weighted materials sector rose 0.6%, and the energy sector was up 0.3%. Meanwhile, oil prices were back in the black and well off their... More..

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The Week Ahead: Yellen in the Spotlight
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Week Ahead: Yellen in the Spotlight

The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Monday, shedding NT$0.025 to close at NT$30.585 after moving in a quiet session on moderate trading volume, dealers said. The unemployment rate rose from 4.3% to 4...More..

by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Despite not 'broadcasting', Trump gives away next steps on North Korea

The leaders agreed to enhance talks and exchanges and continue to put pressure on the hermit regime in Pyongyang, according to a senior government official who briefed reporters. It is sad to see how easily the...More..

GOP Senator calls for panel to interview Donald Trump Jr. on Russian Federation
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

GOP Senator calls for panel to interview Donald Trump Jr. on Russian Federation

He said: "The woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russian Federation were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. So Trump Jr. can still plead some degree ...More..

JC Penney's CFO Exits -- Stock Down 46% This Year
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

JC Penney's CFO Exits -- Stock Down 46% This Year

Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 24,450 shares of the department store operator's stock valued at $151,000 after buying an additional 8,700 shares during the period. The department store operator reported $0.0...More..

Train auto derails at Penn Station, but no injuries reported
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Train auto derails at Penn Station, but no injuries reported

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Cory Booker spoke Monday near the spot on Manhattan's west side where preliminary work has already begun. ► Three round-trip Keystone Service trains will start and end their journeys i...More..

Virginia Beach man gored at Running of the Bulls festival in Spain
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Virginia Beach man gored at Running of the Bulls festival in Spain

A further ten people were hurt on Saturday in Spain's annual San Fermin bull running fiesta in Pamplona, according to regional government sources. Twelve people, including four Americans, were gored at last y...More..

Nnedi Okorafor's 'Who Fears Death' Is Being Made Into an HBO Series
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nnedi Okorafor's 'Who Fears Death' Is Being Made Into an HBO Series

Okorafor noted on Facebook that the series adaptation has been "four years coming". Between HBO's resources, George R.R. Martin's blood'n'guts bonafides and, most importantly, Okorafor's brilliant, textured...More..

Incident at FAA facility slows flights into DC-area airports
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Incident at FAA facility slows flights into DC-area airports

According to sources at the FAA's Washington Center, fumes were reported in an area where air traffic controllers work, prompting an evacuation. Crews are working to ventilate the facility. Delays out of Dull...More..

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week

The deal was announced in a joint statement by the two companies, but it is yet to get approval from Texas regulators. New York-based Elliott's proposal to acquire Energy Future Holdings Corp calls for a comp...More..

Honda Confirms Another Death From Takata Airbags
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Honda Confirms Another Death From Takata Airbags

A medical examiner ruled his death accidental due to head trauma, according to a Hialeah police report. It's the 12th USA death from the faulty inflators and 17th worldwide. Mr. Martin did not explain what ca...More..

Nevada governor: State of emergency over a massive shortage of …
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nevada governor: State of emergency over a massive shortage of …

The department wanted to open up the process to existing dispensaries, because most of those liquor wholesales haven't yet met the requirements necessary to get a distribution license, but it was barred from do...More..

Siemens in dispute with Russian Federation over diverted turbines
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Siemens in dispute with Russian Federation over diverted turbines

Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Despite Siemens' protests, the project would be "implemented in any case", he said. Also last week, media claimed that Russian Federation delivered el...More..

All Blacks avoid controversial French referee Romain Poite at Rugby Championship
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

All Blacks avoid controversial French referee Romain Poite at Rugby Championship

They awarded the penalty and it's worth asking the question. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen appealed yesterday for rugby's rules to be simplified, saying a referee's wrong call cost the All Blacks a chance...More..

CFPB Finalizes Rule Dramatically Curtailing Arbitration Agreements
by | Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CFPB Finalizes Rule Dramatically Curtailing Arbitration Agreements

With group lawsuits, a few consumers can pursue relief on behalf of everyone who has been harmed by a company's practices. It's hard to say just yet who the ultimate victors will be in the battle over arbitra...More..

Best tippers: Republican men, new study says
by | Monday, July 10, 2017

Best tippers: Republican men, new study says

A new survey revealed who is better at laying down some extra money after a meal, a drink at a bar, or getting a haircut. Male Republicans in the Northeast provided tips of 20 percent when dining out at a res...More..

Newspapers to bid for antitrust exemption to tackle Google and Facebook
by | Monday, July 10, 2017

Newspapers to bid for antitrust exemption to tackle Google and Facebook

The Internet Association - a group made up of Google and Facebook, along with Amazon, eBay, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Reddit, Twitter and others - issued a statement saying the bill could " upend the consum...More..

Expel Lalu's son Tejashwi, will support your government from outside
by | Monday, July 10, 2017

Expel Lalu's son Tejashwi, will support your government from outside

Speaking to ANI, BJP Bihar chief Nityanand Rai said the decision to extend support or not rests with the central leadership and hence, they will act accordingly if such orders are given. Tomorrow, the Chief Min...More..

Chick-fil-A offers free food to cow-like customers
by | Monday, July 10, 2017

Chick-fil-A offers free food to cow-like customers

Cow-clad customers have the choice of almost every item on the Chick-fil-A menu except for salads. Fans also can share pictures of their costumes on social media by using the hashtag #CowAppreciationDay. Who'...More..

Revised Great Plains-Westar Deal to Form $14 Billion Utility
by | Monday, July 10, 2017

Revised Great Plains-Westar Deal to Form $14 Billion Utility

Equities analysts predict that Great Plains Energy will post $1.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. US Bancorp DE now owns 28,555 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $834,000 after buy...More..

by | Monday, July 10, 2017

Federer and Murray reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

He's the No. 7 seed at this tournament and is a decent player. "'I haven't seen anything in the first week that concerned me at all", Richard Lewis said. On the women's side, notably, Serena Williams is out...More..

Sponsored peace talks b/w Syrian govt & opposition begin in Geneva
by | Monday, July 10, 2017

Sponsored peace talks b/w Syrian govt & opposition begin in Geneva

Earlier in the day, de Misura met with the Syrian government delegation, led by Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari. The ceasefire was brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan, the latest agreement re...More..

ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MYCC) Given Consensus Recommendation of
by | Monday, July 10, 2017

ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MYCC) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts

Also, the current price highlights a discount of 73.27% to analysts' high consensus price target. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "buy" rating and set a $27.00 price objective on shares of ClubCorp Holdings in a...More..

by | Monday, July 10, 2017

Abe, Xi hold talks, eye N. Korea, bilateral ties

Security Council resolutions, they must step up efforts to promote talks and manage and control the situation", Xi said on Saturday during his meeting with Trump . "We would like to demonstrate the robust pa...More..

Amazon Ramps up Efforts to Take on Best Buy's Geek Squad
by | Monday, July 10, 2017

Amazon Ramps up Efforts to Take on Best Buy's Geek Squad

Best Buy already offers similar services through Geek Squad, the tech assistance service it acquired 15 years ago. Investors, fearing Best Buy could lose business to Amazon , sold off shares of the Richfi...More..