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Syria French intelligence blames al-Assad's regime for 'chemical attack'

The SDF and the Syrian government have largely avoided confrontations with each other over the course of the Syrian civil war. He said the substance France believes was used in the attack contains hexamine, a component that was also found in a gas attack in northwest Syria in 2013. [Full Article...]

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to make $186 million on sale to Verizon

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to make $186 million on sale to Verizon Yahoo CEO Marissa MayerJustin Sullivan/Getty ImagesWhen Verizon's $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo closes this June, Marissa Mayer will be stepping down as CEO . In 2014, Yahoo fell out of the Fortune 500 for the first time. When Yahoo! boss Marissa Mayer leaves the merged Verizon-AOL-Yahoo! behemoth, as is expected soon, she'll walk away with stocks and cash today worth $186m. [Full Article...]

AT&T Inc. Adds 2.7 Million Wireless Customers In Q1

AT&T Inc. Adds 2.7 Million Wireless Customers In Q1 AT&T achieved postpaid phone churn of 0.90 percent, while wireless postpaid churn was 1.12 percent. Revenue attributed to AT&T's wireless division declined 4.4% year-over-year to $17.2 billion, thanks to lower equipment and services revenue. [Full Article...]

Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'

Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality' The rules approved by the FCC in 2015 prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to speedy internet, essentially a "fast lane", to certain internet services over others. "The rigid rules that now govern Internet providers forbid an array of business models that could benefit consumers", Ryan Radia, a research fellow at the pro-business Competitive Enterprise Institute, said in a s... [Full Article...]

Obama's latest gift to his detractors: a $400000 Wall Street speaking gig

Obama's latest gift to his detractors: a $400000 Wall Street speaking gig Former President Obama is set to net $400,000 for speaking at a Wall Street health care conference; that's almost twice what Clinton was paid to become one of the most expensive speakers on Wall Street. A few liberals have censured Mr Obama's discourse choice, with one author saying it "will undermine all that he has faith in". The New York Post, meanwhile, said his speech made him "Wall S... [Full Article...]

Dutch Economic Affairs minister says still opposed to Akzo Nobel takeover

Dutch Economic Affairs minister says still opposed to Akzo Nobel takeover The company has come under pressure in recent weeks after already twice rejecting offers in the increasingly hostile takeover battle with the Pittsburg-based PPG. The latest offer represents a premium of around 50% over AkzoNobel's share price back in March, before PPG's first bid was made public. "Our revised proposal represents a second increase in price along with significant and highly-spe... [Full Article...]

Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open

Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open Palmer, who graduated in 2000 with a degree in parks and recreation, shot a 1-under par, 71 Sunday after rounds of 74, 68 and 68 the previous three days. It's nice for Kevin to get his first win. He made me had to do it the right way. "I don't know what the weather has got in store for us tomorrow, but if it's a good day it's going to probably take a couple under (to win)", Grace said. [Full Article...]

United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers

United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers Last week (April 9), the video of a man on board a United Airlines flight being forcibly removed from his seat by airport security, made global headlines. The incident has highlighted the ways airlines handle bumping passengers off flights. A United official told passengers that it needed four volunteers to give up their seats for off-duty crew members. [Full Article...]

Verizon, once unstoppable, loses customers to smaller competitors

Ellis said a big customer exodus through the first six weeks of the quarter forced Verizon to go unlimited. To counter this apparent fall Verizon was quick to point out that its recently launched Unlimited Data Plan "has added 109,000 postpaid connections". [Full Article...]

American Express profits fall 13 percent, but tops forecasts

American Express profits fall 13 percent, but tops forecasts It also upped Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) stake by 3,124 shares and now owns 63,070 shares. 11/18/2016 - Stephens began new coverage on American Express Company giving the company a " rating. Fcm Tx has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). The firm earned $24.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $26.31 billion. [Full Article...]

UEFA CL: Ronaldo treble fires Real through

Real Madrid hosted Bayern Munich at the Bernabeu tonight, and came into the game holding a 2-1 advantage from the first leg. We played with one less man at home and here, too. Robert Lewandowski gave the Bundesliga champions the lead from the penalty spot, after Arjen Robben was fouled in the area. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as the holders won 4-2 but the German team had every righ... [Full Article...]

Russia-US relations at an 'all-time low' following Syria strike

While the U.S. says not all available intelligence has been released to protect its sources and the methods, it affirms that sarin gas was released from a pipe dropped from the air. "After today's vote to hold Syria accountable it's: A strong day for the U.S., a weak day for Russian Federation, a new day for China & doomsday for Assad", the United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said... [Full Article...]

Ronaldo hits 100 as Real beat Bayern

Ronaldo hits 100 as Real beat Bayern What's at stake: A chance to get a nice advantage after the first leg. Bayern will look to win while not concede, while Real's plan will be to get a couple away goals and head back to the Iberian Peninsula with confidence and momentum. "This tie could easily be the Champions League final", Kroos said. The Germany global joined the Bundesliga giants at the age of 16 and played over 200 matches ... [Full Article...]

Elliott plans legal action if Akzo rejects vote on chairman dismissal

Elliott plans legal action if Akzo rejects vote on chairman dismissal Elliott has been trying to ramp up the pressure on Akzo to negotiate a potential sale to USA manufacturer PPG Industries, after Akzo rejected an improved €22.4bn (£19bn) cash and stock offer last month. In a communication seen by Reuters, Gordon Singer of hedge fund Elliot Advisors accidentally included a representative of AkzoNobel (AKZO.AS) in an otherwise internal distribution list on Tuesd... [Full Article...]

Uber Scoffs at Google Spinoff's Claims in Self-Driving Car Case

Uber Scoffs at Google Spinoff's Claims in Self-Driving Car Case After the alleged theft, Levandowski left Google early a year ago to found a self-driving vehicle startup called Otto that Uber bought for $ 680 million last August. The case doesn't look great for Uber, however. As the filing states, Waymo has "not consented" to arbitrate the dispute, and that it can not "be coerced into arbitration simply because the trade secrets that Uber stole and that... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm sues Apple over underplaying performance of its chips

The company has also claimed that Apple's iPhone empire hinged on Qualcomm technology. The Qualcomm vs Apple legal squabble has entered another round. "We have negotiated hundreds of bilateral license agreements over the last two plus decades". But recently its licensing business has come under attack. [Full Article...]

India's retail inflation inches up to 3.8% in March on festival demand

India's retail inflation inches up to 3.8% in March on festival demand The annual rate of inflation remained steady at 2.3% last month as lower fuel and flight costs helped offset rises in food and alcohol prices. 'Many more will join them in the coming months as inflation continues to rise, with pay across the economy as a whole set to have fallen in the first three months of 2017. [Full Article...]

Talking Horses: Lucinda Russell can follow up Grand National win

He never missed a fence, within reason. Miss Russell is only the fourth woman to train a Grand National victor, while One For Arthur is owned by two women. Trainer Lucinda Russell, and, co-owners Deborah Thomson/Belinda McClung, were totally in disbelief. Punters who put money on Kinross-trained One For Arthur saw their patriotism pay off when the eight-year-old stormed to victory at Aintree. [Full Article...]

Syrian refugee in Jacksonville hopes airstrike will prompt change

Trump's statements on not letting in Syrian refugees to the country comes in stark contrast to his actions Thursday where he strongly condemned the chemical attack, ordering to fire about 60 cruise missiles into Syria. "If President Trump is, as he claims, motivated by humanitarian impulses and a concern for the suffering of Syrian civilians, then we should see a redoubling of humanitarian effor... [Full Article...]

Fed minutes reveal debate over inflation and Trump

The minutes also showed the bank's members expected the central bank to start unwinding its balance sheet by stopping the reinvestment of payments from matured bonds. The Federal Open Market Committee was almost unanimous in its vote for an increase, but debated a bit on issues like Trump's economic agenda and inflation - which, the minutes report showed, are not likely to be felt until next yea... [Full Article...]


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