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Markets United States companies snub NRA after Florida high school shooting
Author: 0 United States companies snub NRA after Florida high school shooting

A growing number of companies are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) following the mass shooting in Florida and calls for more gun control. Auto rental company Enterprise Holdings , which also owns Alamo and National , said it was cutting off discounts for NRA member, as did Hertz .

Markets Gas prices drop again, higher prices soon
Author: 0 Gas prices drop again, higher prices soon

The cost for gas in Texas and across the country rose an average two cents per gallon this week. Hawaii ($3.48) and California have the most expensive gas, while Texas ($2.25) and SC ($2.25) have the least expensive gas prices. "While no one is happy about paying more for gas, it seems likely that most motorists will tighten the belt in other ways - including their shopping and dining habits - to offset vacation plans this spring".

Markets The SEC Is Sending Subpoenas in Expanded ICO Crackdown
Author: 0 The SEC Is Sending Subpoenas in Expanded ICO Crackdown

Whether or not this is going to put a crimp in the ICO business is open for debate, however, I bet those that want to issue an ICO in the future are going to be very careful when they do so. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. In another speech he said he has instructed his staff to be "on high alert for approaches to ICOs that may be contrary to the spirit" of those laws, the Journal noted.

Markets Abandon nuclear waeapons and allow family visits, South Korea urges North
Author: 0 Abandon nuclear waeapons and allow family visits, South Korea urges North

Kim Yo Jong and the North's nominal head of state were the most senior North Korean officials to visit the South in more than a decade. North Korea is seeking to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. "We also need to make multifaceted efforts to create an environment to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula", he added. Seoul has sought to use the Pyeongchang Games to open dialogue between the North and the U.S.

Markets Uber launches service dedicated to driving patients to their doctors
Author: 0 Uber launches service dedicated to driving patients to their doctors

Jay Holley, head of partnerships for Uber , told The Atlantic he wasn't aware of any Medicaid or insurance plan that was reimbursing for Uber rides and that many medical facilities using the platform are paying for the rides of out their own budget since it is cheaper than the cost of missed appointments.

Markets Nirav Modi scam fallout: Cabinet okays Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill
Author: 0 Nirav Modi scam fallout: Cabinet okays Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

In September, the Union Law Ministry had approved the Finance Ministry's draft of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill-2017, and its passage into a law is now being expedited as part of the government's response to the PNB scam. Elaborating further, it says, "The absence of such offenders from Indian courts has several deleterious consequences-first, it hampers investigation in criminal cases; second, it wastes precious time of courts of law; third, it undermines the rule of law in India".

Markets Best Buy Co Inc (BBY) Q4 Earnings Blow Away Expectations
Author: 0 Best Buy Co Inc (BBY) Q4 Earnings Blow Away Expectations

Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.42 per share. Same-store sales - a key metric for retailers - were up 9 percent overall, while analysts were calling for growth of just 2.9 percent. The company has tried to turn itself around by matching online retailer Amazon's low prices, closing underperforming stores, and improving customer service.

Markets Patrick Brown quits PC leadership race
Author: 0 Patrick Brown quits PC leadership race

It may be an Ontario Battleground but the provincial PC leadership race has all of Canada tuning in for the latest twists and turns surrounding Patrick Brown's political career. February 9: PostMedia publishes the first interview with Brown since his resignation, in which he says he's contemplating legal action for what he calls the " absolute lies " said about him.

Markets SBI, PNB hike lending rates
Author: 0 SBI, PNB hike lending rates

India's largest PSU bank, on Thursday, raised lending rates from 7.95 percent to 8.15 percent. Like SBI , starting March 1, ICICI Bank and PNB increased their MCLR but by a slightly lower magnitude of 15 basis points. Bond yields have also been rising, putting pressure on the interest rates. Credit offtake in the banking system was low in the mid-single digits till a few months ago.

Markets Dunkin' Donuts announces Girl Scout cookie coffee
Author: 0 Dunkin' Donuts announces Girl Scout cookie coffee

The new flavors include thin mint, coconut caramel and peanut butter. Each option will be available as a hot or iced coffee, latte, macchiato, frozen coffee or frozen hot chocolate. Of those, one-fourth were Thin Mints, followed by other popular flavors like Caramel deLites and Peanut Butter Patties. For those of you pining away for the sweet taste of Thin Mints or Samoas, your wait is nearly over.

Markets Glasgow Airport delay runway opening time as snow suspends flights
Author: 0 Glasgow Airport delay runway opening time as snow suspends flights

Indeed it received seven flight diversions between 4.20 am and 7am this morning as flights bound for Dublin diverted to Shannon Airport due to the temporary closure of Dublin Airport . . Gatwick Airport has said flights are arriving and departing as normal, but recommends passengers check the status of their flights before travelling and to allow extra time for the journey.

Markets Oakland Mayor Proud She Tipped off Immigrants About ICE Raid
Author: 0 Oakland Mayor Proud She Tipped off Immigrants About ICE Raid

About half of the individuals arrested also have criminal convictions in addition to their immigration violations, including convictions for assault/battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI. With Senate Bill 54 in October , California became a " sanctuary state " for undocumented immigrants. She said she is receiving both backlash and praise for her action.

Markets Apple is launching medical clinics for its employees
Author: 0 Apple is launching medical clinics for its employees

Numerous job listings suggest the AC Wellness clinics will be full-service facilities providing "unique concierge-like healthcare experience for employees and their dependents". This isn't the first we heard of a first-party Apple clinic. A lead care navigator supervises the care of Apple employees will make around $144,000 a year and is expected to "always appear polished and composed", according to Glassdoor .

Markets Shareholders help Tesco win its 'Booker prize'
Author: 0 Shareholders help Tesco win its 'Booker prize'

But the deciding vote came at a crunch meeting of Booker shareholders in the capital two hours later - where 83% voted in favour of the merger. Tesco could easily have afforded to raise its £4bn (€4.5bn) offer, and that would have made the outcome less nail biting for its chief executive officer, Dave Lewis.

Author: 0 British American Tobacco (BATS) Shares Up 2.4% on Insider Buying Activity

The company has market cap of $1.84 billion. The stock decreased 2.89% or $1.76 during the last trading session, reaching $59.06. The TJX Companies, Inc. vs". Cowen & Co upgraded the shares of BTI in report on Tuesday, September 26 to "Buy" rating. Morgan Stanley maintained Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) on Friday, January 26 with "Equal-Weight" rating.

Markets What The New Cabinet Says About Ramaphosa's ANC
Author: 0 What The New Cabinet Says About Ramaphosa's ANC

But some of Ramaphosa's appointments are causing alarm and indicate that he did not have a completely free hand in choosing the executive. He's also indicated he will retain existing ministries and departments until a review of the configuration, size and number of national government is completed.

Markets Bearish Case for Oil Prices Gets Stronger, Supply Surges
Author: 0 Bearish Case for Oil Prices Gets Stronger, Supply Surges

Oil hit a two-and-a-half-week high on Monday (February 26) on the back of strong USA demand and comments from Saudi Arabia that it will stay in line with OPEC-led efforts to curb production. There is little OPEC can do about rising US-produced overseas crude oil sales without turning open the taps again. April WTI crude oil futures settled at $63.91, up $0.36 or +0.57% and April Brent crude oil closed at $67.50, up $0.19 or +0.28%.

Markets USA says any talks with North Korea must lead to 'denuclearization'
Author: 0 USA says any talks with North Korea must lead to 'denuclearization'

Ivanka made the remarks as she before boarding a plane back to the United States at the Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul . North Korea's delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics left South Korea on Tuesday after a visit in which the former general suspected of masterminding deadly 2010 military attacks told Seoul officials the North is willing to talk with Washington.

Markets California Teachers Union Braces for High Court Decision
Author: 0 California Teachers Union Braces for High Court Decision

The noon rally was part of a day of action organized by unions, which includes a 5 p.m. rally in Springfield and other events throughout the state. Frederick, a former law firm colleague of the justice, made an originalism appeal on the unions' behalf, borrowing a typically conservative argument that judges should look to what the Constitution meant when it was written.

Markets Stage set for Partnership Summit in Vizag
Author: 0 Stage set for Partnership Summit in Vizag

He further said the projects related to e-governance and entrepreneurship programmes would also be executed within the time span agreed with the government. Among the companies that signed MoUs at the event in Visakhapatnam was Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, which inked a deal to set up a greenfield port at Bhavanapadu for Rs4,000 crore.