Economy

by | March 17, 2018 | 01:52

The world's largest carmaker will equip 16 factories to produce electric vehicles by the end of 2022, compared with three now, Volkswagen said Tuesday in Berlin . Many European countries have implemented tough carbon dioxide emission laws, prompting auto manufacturer such as Volkswagen to increase investment into greentech.

by | March 16, 2018 | 02:05

Led by microplastic researcher Sherri Mason of the State University of NY at Fredonia, the study tested bottles from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Thailand and the United States, identifying plastic in 93 per cent of samples that included major brand names.

by | March 16, 2018 | 02:07

In Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Sino-U.S. trade relations should not be a zero-sum game, and that the two countries should use "constructive" means to manage tension. Earlier this year, Trump pulled the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. "Were that to escalate in that direction, I think we would have a stronger Chinese reaction and that's where we could get macro significant tariff back and forth between China and the U.S".

by | March 16, 2018 | 02:00

It didn't take the 14-time major champion long to recover, though. But Woods bounced back in trademark fashion with three birdies on the home stretch iced by a stunning 71-foot birdie putt he drained from off the green at the par-3 seventh.

by | March 15, 2018 | 05:46

In 2017, Google said it removed more than 3.2 billion advertisements from the web. On Wednesday morning, Google announced it will begin blocking all advertisements related to cryptocurrencies and related content, including initial coin offerings and exchanges.

by | March 14, 2018 | 06:25

A self-described "family values" conservative has resigned from the Iowa state legislature after he was caught on video kissing a lobbyist who is not his wife. The outlet reported that the incident took place on March 1. Behn, Schneider, Bertrand and others declined to speculate on who might emerge as the next Senate majority leader, calling it "the will of the caucus".

by | March 14, 2018 | 06:23

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Tuesday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from December and matched the national rate of 4.1 percent. The number of unemployed people was up more than 2,000, to over 100,000. Nonfarm payroll jobs in Arkansas decreased 22,000 in January to total 1,222,900.

by | March 14, 2018 | 06:25

The jobless rate for black men 20 and older dropped to 5.9 percent in February compared with 7.5 percent in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The federal government spends the start of each year doing a deeper dive on each state's employment data. In December, state officials announced there 369,000 people without jobs out of a workforce of 10.1 million.

by | March 13, 2018 | 10:53

Meanwhile, Warren brushed aside calls that she get a DNA test to resolve questions about her Native American heritage. Warren said her parents were born in Oklahoma and that her father's family was concerned about his relationship with Warren's mother, who was part Native American .

by | March 13, 2018 | 10:54

To be sure, only a handful of A-320 Neos in IndiGo and GoAir fleets have this specific series of PW engine. The tipping point came when an Ahmedabad-Lucknow flight failed mid-air on Monday and made an emergency landing in Gujarat. It and GoAir said they'd complied with the DGCA directive. Pratt & Whitney said in an emailed statement that it's working closely with customers to minimise disruption and has already begun to deliver engines with the "upgraded configuration".

by | March 11, 2018 | 01:48

President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump, along with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron during the annual Bastille Day military parade in 2017. And formations donning "period uniforms" may be utilized to "represent veterans from previous wars", the letter said. Trump should be surrounded in the reviewing area at the Capitol by veterans and Medal of Honor recipients, the Pentagon memo said.

by | March 11, 2018 | 01:49

Waymo is teaming up with sister company Google's logistics team to "develop our technology and integrate it into the operations of shippers and carriers, with their network of factories, distribution centers, ports and terminals". Both moves are only the latest steps in the advancement of self-driving auto technology. Going the distance: Waymo has already driven five million miles on public roads and another five billion in simulation.

by | March 10, 2018 | 01:31

Inbound flights were not affected. Passengers at Sydney Airport have faced major delays after a "technical" issues halted security. Sally Fielke, general manager of corporate affairs at the airport, said T3 was "fully operational" and the problem in the other terminals only affected outbound flights.

by | March 10, 2018 | 01:28

The manufacturing sector also added 31,000 jobs, while retail employment rebounded from declines past year. The number of adults not in the labor force fell by a whopping 653,000 people, as the participation rate - the proportion of adults who either have a job or are looking for one-rose a healthy 0.3 percent to 63 percent.

by | March 10, 2018 | 01:24

Israel and India have seen a surge in cooperation under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Netanyahu had told reporters that Saudi Arabia has given Air India approval to fly through its airspace on flights between Israel and India.

by | March 07, 2018 | 11:53

The S&P 500 closed down 1.1% at 2,713.80. The ASX 200 year to date was down 0.8% at the end of February - yesterday's fall took that to 1.5% and today's drop could push it well past 2%. It was down as much as 10 percent earlier. BUSY ECONOMIC DAY: A raft of reports on the economy provided a mixed picture. "There is uncertainty around that and it's going to continue for the next several months".

by | March 06, 2018 | 02:10

That's because American refineries are geared to process medium and heavy grades and crude while the shale fields produce light oil. It says after this point, additional investment will be needed to spur supply growth, following the industry's two-year drop in investment in 2015 and 2016, which is compounded by lower upstream spending taking place outside of the US.

by | March 02, 2018 | 05:29

Durham Tees Valley Airport has no information about delays or cancellations on its website, instead there is a message advising customers to contact their airlines. Most of the United Kingdom remains under severe weather alerts, with two red, two yellow, and two amber covering most of Britain. "We recognise the uncertainty that the bad weather may be causing customers and have therefore introduced a range of flexible rebooking options for customers flying to or from London Heathrow, London ...

by | March 02, 2018 | 05:22

Those who did had convictions including "assault/battery, crimes against children, weapons charges and DUI", ICE said. Mayor Schaaf said she had multiple sources confirming that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are planning to conduct raids this week.

by | March 02, 2018 | 05:13

Buffett's pattern is to make "punches"-investments where he commits a large amount of capital that have the potential to take his company to the next level, Wallman said". That said, at 87 Warren Buffett is not getting any younger and his 94-year-old business partner, Charlie Munger, is even older. The prize money for the bet was being held in Treasury bonds, which five years into the wager were trading at a yield/maturity of 0.88%.

by | March 02, 2018 | 04:52

NEW YORK, Feb 27 ( Reuters ) - Oil fell on Tuesday as a firmer dollar encouraged investors to take profits from a two-week rally ahead of weekly data that analysts have forecast will show a build in USA crude inventories. Still, OPEC and its allies seem unfazed by USA shale and continue to send messages to the market that they will do "whatever it takes" to balance the oil inventories and that production cuts are here to stay until the end of 2018.

by | March 01, 2018 | 10:42

Local media said the discoveries were based on information supplied by the suspect. Friends told police that the woman said she was going to meet an American she met online. Bayraktar is believed to have used dating apps to communicate with a number of women since his arrival in Japan in January. The Asahi Shimbun reports that another American traveler who booked lodging in the same building because of its low cost "expressed bafflement" upon learning of the severed head.

by | February 24, 2018 | 09:28

His national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, stated clearly after the indictment's release: "The evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain" that the Russians tried to sway the election result and undermine Americans' trust in their democratic system.

by | February 24, 2018 | 09:28

We are well into the process of making the necessary repairs, but we understand this is a major inconvenience. "No timetable for completion was available as of 10 a.m. BB&T says they'll work with customers on any fees or issues experienced due to the outage once their systems come back online. "At this time, we have no reason to believe this issue is related to cybersecurity".

by | February 22, 2018 | 00:58

However, the Office for National Statistics added that despite the increase in the jobless rate, the total number of those in work increased by 88,000 and that there was a 109,000 fall in the number of people classed as economically inactive.