Finance

by | March 02, 2018 | 09:36

When asked about Bachman's Uber adventure, a spokeswoman for the ride-hailing company confirmed to the Washington Post that the high-priced trip did happen, and that the driver took the passenger to the destination he requested. "'I'm heading back to West Virginia this weekend to pick up my bags, so if you guys see me, say, 'What's up!" The price of the trip came to a whopping $1,635.93.

by | March 02, 2018 | 09:13

Now on average Virginians are paying $2.35 per gallon compared to $2.53 per gallon nationally. However, the average price in the Syracuse area is $2.64, so a 40-cent rise would put it at a little over $3. "These are the major factors driving gas prices up and draining consumers' wallets". "March typically comes in more like a lamb and goes out like a lion, and I certainly would expect more fireworks at the pump as temperatures begin to warm and gasoline demand begins to perk up", DeHaan said.

by | March 02, 2018 | 09:10

Winners of 12 straight games heading into Friday's quarterfinal matchup with Wisconsin - the Badgers knocked off 8-seed Maryland on Thursday - Michigan State hasn't dropped a game since mid-January. Now, for the second time in six days, the Badgers will get a shot at the Spartans. What he wants is for the Spartans to continue to carry the momentum they've built over the last half of the Big Ten season.

by | March 02, 2018 | 08:53

The PNG Post-Courier newspaper on Tuesday said more than 30 people may have died, but on Wednesday it reported that only 14 victims had been confirmed, in the Southern Highlands and Hela province. We are saddened to hear reports of lives lost and many people being injured. Rova said according to information from ExxonMobil, which had mining operations in the affected regions, more than 10,000 families were affected by the quake.

by | March 02, 2018 | 08:53

At least 15 Americans-including two individuals from the Houston area-have been killed by defective airbag inflators, and more than 220 Americans have suffered injuries, including cuts or lacerations to the face or neck, broken or fractured facial bones, loss of eyesight, and broken teeth.

by | March 02, 2018 | 08:40

The SEC has expressed concern that investors who have dumped money into ICOs are not aware of the associated risks. In the SEC's view most ICOs pass the Howey Test used to determine whether an instrument is a security. However, the company is a holding, often one of the largest, of the blockchain-focused exchange-traded funds that launched in January. Head of the SEC's cyber-enforcement unit Robert Cohen said last week that at least a dozen companies have delayed their ICOs since the ...

by | March 02, 2018 | 08:21

The S&P 500 Index, underlying reference of the $275bn SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY US), fell 10% between 26th January and 8th February. Wage gains have been slow in the years since the Great Recession, which is one reason it hasn't felt much like a recovery to many people.

by | March 02, 2018 | 08:21

One of the nation's largest sports retailers, Dick's Sporting Goods , said Wednesday it was immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores. "I believe in the second amendment, but the big problem we have right now is with this ineffective government in Washington. Gun violence is an epidemic that's taking the lives of too many people , including the brightest hope for the future of America - our kids".

by | March 02, 2018 | 08:07

The major USA index futures are pointing to a modestly higher opening on Wednesday, with stocks poised to regain some ground following the sell-off seen in the previous session. CURRENCIES: The euro was steady at $1.2222 while the dollar fell 0.2 percent to 107.10 yen. MSCI's stock index of 47 countries shed 0.89 percent to close at 523.71.

by | March 02, 2018 | 08:06

Survivors of the Florida shooting and their parents have prompted a newly energized national conversation on gun control and have focused much of their protest activity at lawmakers who have accepted political donations from the NRA . " Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association", a company spokesperson told The Verge in a statement . Chubb Ltd said it would stop underwriting a NRA-branded insurance policy for gun owners that covers legal costs in ...

by | March 02, 2018 | 07:59

Uber plans to use drivers already in their established network to facilitate the service. Uber Health says it is HIPAA compliant , with multiple safeguards built in to protect patient confidentiality. Weber said the service, which is offered for no additional cost, is HIPAA complaint and now in use by more than 100 healthcare organizations. The service doesn't require people to have the Uber app, as everything is conducted via text message.

by | March 02, 2018 | 07:54

Best Buy's mobile-only locations in Canada will not be affected by the move. Shares were up 2 percent at $74.05 in early trading, after surging more than 5 percent before the market opened. Already this year, a handful of other major retailers including Walmart , Toys R Us and Sears Holdings have announced plans to shutter stores, leaving a glut of vacant boxes behind, and many within malls.

by | March 02, 2018 | 07:48

According to ThinkProgress website, numerous companies that were having corporate partnerships with NRA have severed their ties. However, during the course of the trading day, the gun makers were able to erase some of their losses as the debate over gun control laws raged on.

by | March 02, 2018 | 07:38

The UK is poised to be hit by further icy blasts and "blizzard-like" conditions as the " Beast from the East " continues to grip the country. Met Éireann is poised to issue a Status Red warning over the Arctic weather front amid concerns it could escalate to pose a threat to life.

by | March 02, 2018 | 07:31

About 797,897 shares traded. Analysts await Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Aegis Financial Corp sold 340,000 shares as the company's stock rose 28.99% with the market. Brookfield Asset Mgmt holds 711,600 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. $167,272 worth of Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET ) was bought by Decker Mark Okey Jr on Wednesday, January 3.

by | March 02, 2018 | 07:23

Several lenders, including State Bank of India , ICICI Bank and Punjab National Bank on Thursday announced an increase in lending rates, a move that may make your home loans a little expensive. The Increase in MCLR rates by the largest public sector bank in India shows that the EMI (Equated Monthly Installments) will also increase. They will earn 7.25% on deposits of 1 year to 455 days as against 6.75% earlier, while deposits of 5 years an up to 10 years will fetch them 6.75% ...

by | March 02, 2018 | 04:59

Geological Survey (USGS). The dead were located in the town of Mendi, Joseph Birisi, executive with the Southern Highlands Provincial Health authority, told Radio New Zealand . Rescuers in Papua New Guinea are trying to reach people buried in rubble after a 7.5 natural disaster hit PNG's highlands region yesterday. In addition, oil and gas operations have been shut down.

by | March 02, 2018 | 04:42

In a statement on twitter, it said: "Despite snowfall overnight we are not experiencing any disruption to flights this morning". The airline, which is Europe's biggest budget carrier, said: "Due to continuing adverse weather conditions , Ryanair expects further flight delays and cancellations at airports today and tomorrow".

by | March 02, 2018 | 04:17

The warning "was meant to give all residents time to learn their rights and know their legal options", she said in a statement Tuesday night reported in the San Francisco Chronicle . The press release asserted that ICE "does not conduct sweeps or raids that target aliens indiscriminately, and the agency prioritizes public and national security threats, immigration fugitives and illegal re-entrants".

by | March 02, 2018 | 02:29

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched another tirade against the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka, claiming that the State government functioned only if a bribe was paid. Everything in the Congress-ruled state appeared to happen at a price, he said and added that Karnataka needed freedom from this kind of corruption.

by | March 01, 2018 | 23:36

Tuesday's historic decision potentially affects an estimated 12m vehicles and has delivered a heavy blow to Europe's largest auto market, while being celebrated by environmental campaigners. Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks told AFP that he will try to do everything possible to prevent the entry into force of the prohibitions. "Driving bans can be avoided, and my goal is and will remain that they do not come into force".

by | March 01, 2018 | 23:35

Out of respect for our customers and employees on both sides, Delta has taken this action to refrain from entering this debate and focus on its business. In response, Casey Cagle, who is running for governor as a Republican this year, tweeted on Monday that he would block any legislation that includes tax benefits for Delta until the airline renewed the partnership.

by | March 01, 2018 | 23:32

The heavy snowfall covered tourist attractions such as Rome's famed Trevi Fountain. In Moscow, temperatures dipped to this winter's lowest yet, reaching almost -20C on Sunday night. Most Rome winters have temperatures around 55 degrees Fahrenheit, according to CNN . Some public facilities, including schools and parks have been shut down, while bus service has been reduced, according to the city's website.

by | March 01, 2018 | 23:27

Besides the cabinet also approved setting up of National Financial Reporting Authority ( NFRA ) which will act as an independent regulator for the auditing profession. All necessary constitutional safeguards in terms of providing hearing to the person through counsel, allowing him time to file a reply, serving notice of summons to him, whether in India or overseas and appeal to the High Court have been provided for.

by | March 01, 2018 | 23:12

Puerto Rico's mountainous central region was hard hit by Hurricane Maria . Figueroa is chairing the Mayor Exchange initiative, along with New Orleans' Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Puerto Rican Mayor of San Sebastián Javier Jiménez Pérez, and Open Society Foundations President Patrick Gaspard.