January 24, 2018

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EBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) Analyst Coverage


Shares of eBay (EBAY) tumbled Thursday even though the e-commerce giant received several price target hikes in the wake of first-quarter results that met revenue forecasts and beat on the bottom line. In addition, the two companies agreed to pursue exclusive cross-border e-commerce agreements with each other, which could help the two of them compete with Amazon in both the United States and India. Read More »

Wynne unveils plan to protect tenants and homebuyers from being gouged


Rent increases will be capped at 2.5 per cent, even if the rate of inflation is higher. Toronto prices rose 33 percent in March from a year earlier and the average price of a detached home surpassed C$1.2 million ($903,000) last month, sparking warnings from Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz last week that speculation is likely at play. Read More »

EPA chief visits IN waste site amid proposed budget cuts

An EPA employees union criticized Pruitt for the proposed cuts, saying they would threaten public health. Pruitt says leaders talked about setting concrete steps. "We can't drink the waters". Forty-four-year-old Demetra Turner says finding a solution is the fight of her life. The land we walk upon is contaminated. Read More »

'Only time will tell' on improving US-China trade


The Mar-a-Lago summit between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping ( 習近平 ) was long on generalities and atmospherics and short on specifics. The objective, Mr. Ely Ratner, of the Council on Foreign Relations, predicted that "Xi will show up with a bag of political goodies for Trump, expected to include pledges of big, "tweetable" Chinese investments in the United States". Read More »

French candidates boost security ahead of tense vote


If Le Pen and/or Melanchon show better results than expected , European Union concerns could push the euro back down towards its long-term lows against the dollar and other major currencies. French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon this week appeared onstage at seven rallies at the same time, using satellite-controlled holograms to project his image to crowds across France. Read More »

Russia's Lavrov and US Tillerson spoke by phone about situation in Syria

Last August Pyongyang also successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile 500km towards Japan, far exceeding any previous sub-launched tests, in what the North's leader Kim Jong-un hailed as the "greatest success". USA officials called the intervention a "one-off" meant to deter future chemical weapons attacks and not an expansion of the U.S. role in the Syrian war. Read More »

Equal Pay Day Is April 4 This Year- Here's Why That Matters

However, while it is true - according to the US census - that white and Asian women are more likely to hold college degrees than black and Latina women, it's important to note that the wage gap between these demographics persists even when women with equally advanced educations are compared to women from other race groups. Read More »

More McLaren woes as Alonso's engine fails at Bahrain GP

Neither Alonso nor his teammate Stoffel Vandoorne won a point in the first two races of the season. "Sometimes I looked in the mirror at the beginning of the straight and I saw the vehicle 300-400 metres behind, so I forgot completely about the auto, started changing settings on the steering wheel, and on the braking he was alongside!" After teammate Stoffel Vandoorne failed to start due to an MGU-H failure - which had afflicted Alonso in qualifying - Fernando added: "Stoffel had so much bad ... Read More »

Signs offer sheet with Patriots

Instead, according to ESPN , the Tom Brady loyalist will make somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.6 million. Ian Rapoport first reported that the New England Patriots have extended an offer sheet to restricted free agent running back Mike Gillislee . Read More »

App-Based Taxi Drivers To Strike In Delhi Tomorrow


Conigliaro praised the proposed rule as "a vitally important step forward for drivers", citing the lack of protections for drivers such as paid sick leave and minimum wage rules. "Uber is always striving to offer the best earning opportunity for drivers and we are constantly working to improve the driver experience", said an Uber spokeswoman in a statement. Read More »

South Carolina and Gonzaga on the defensive in Final Four


Matched up with a relentless SC defense, Gonzaga sprinted into halftime with a 45-36 lead to end a fast-paced first half in which both teams played well until the Gamecocks hit a lull in the last few minutes. The Tar Heels were the national leader on the offensive glass during the regular season, snatching 15.74 per game, almost a full rebound more than the next-closest team. Read More »

Knowing your rights as an airline passenger


How many people are bumped from flights? Are there better ways of dealing with overbooked flights? Generally, overbooking refers to the process by which airlines sell more tickets than available seats on an aircraft. According the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 434,000 passengers were voluntarily bumped from flights on domestic airlines in 2016. "We ended up getting bumped twice and finally canceling our flight", Forbes magazine travel editor Laura Begley Bloom told ... Read More »

Fuel pumps may remain shut on Sundays from May


Ravi Shinde , the general secretary of Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers, told NDTV Profit that petrol pump owners have made a decision to do Sundays off from May 14 and from May 15 dealers will operate from 9 am to 6 pm. The association that chose to follow this has a presence in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka only. Commenting on the impact on customers in Goa once petrol pumps starts implementing its decision, he said that "There would be some effect but I don't ... Read More »

Oil rises on Libyan supply disruptions, likely OPEC output cut extension


The U.S. exported oil to 26 different countries in 2016, up from 10 the year earlier. Russian Federation and 10 other non-OPEC producers have agreed to jointly cut by an additional 600,000 barrels per day. USA crude futures were down 20c, at $50.15 a barrel. Prices advanced $1.09, or 2.1 percent, to $52.42 on Wednesday. Front-month Brent crude futures rose 25 cents to $51.58 a barrel by 1217 GMT, while West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures were up 22 cents at $48.59 a barrel. Read More »

Hey Pepsi, Here's What A Real Protest Looks Like


In the said commercial, Jenner is allegedly shown in the midst of a photo shoot as protesters took over the nearby street where she allegedly got intrigued and went with them. "She loves being a model", People quoted the source said. But that doesn't mean the world has forgotten about that other PR disaster Pepsi dealt with earlier this month. Read More »

NDP promises freeze on BC Hydro rates if it wins election


Economy: B.C. leads Canada in job creation and its economic growth has put it among the country's best performers for years, but rural regions are hurting. Horgan is also promising to freeze BC Hydro rates, a pledge that comes barely a week after rates jumped by 3.5 per cent, following a BC Hydro warning in November that rates would climb another 16.5 per cent over the next four years. Read More »

Dogs bite more letter carriers in LA than any other city

In 2016, 6755 postal workers were attacked by dogs, the USPS said. No other city in the Carolinas cracked the Postal Service's list of top 30 cities for attacks. Dogs have been known to burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to get at strangers. "It didn't hurt that much, but it was very aggressive, one after the other". Read More »

A slice for the stranded: Delta buys pizza for passengers

Passengers across the United States who are traveling with Delta have been asked to check the status of their flights before arriving at the airport. But they could have been a little more courteous. In all, they said they spent more than $3,000 on rental cars, hotels, and new tickets because of the cancellations, as well as countless hours on hold with Delta's help line. Read More »

Twitter Launches Twitter Lite


In fact, the GSMA reports , 45 percent of mobile connections remain on 2G networks. Instead, Twitter Lite is targeting users who may have accessed the service in the past via mobile messaging, which offers the company fewer monetization options than this new lightweight web version. Read More »

Mickelson a distraction in insider trading case -gambler's lawyer


Prosecutors say Walters made more than $40 million trading in Dean Foods Co stock based on insider information from former Dean Foods Chairman Tom Davis, and at one point passed a tip to Mickelson. Davis said he told Walters in advance about earnings reports and about a 2012 spinoff of part of Dean Foods' business. But the Securities and Exchange Commission accused Mickelson in a civil lawsuit of making almost $1 million in the stock trade. Read More »

GOP Health Deal Elusive As House To Take Easter Break

But there was limited, if any, progress on the thorniest issues: those regulations the White House is explicitly putting on the table in an effort to navigate a compromise. Republican Study Committee chair Mark Walker said he's been frustrated to see some of the negotiations be inaccurately relayed to reporters. He said Reps. Read More »