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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

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

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...]

The Pentagon Released Satellite Photos of the US Airstrikes on Syria

The Pentagon Released Satellite Photos of the US Airstrikes on Syria Trump confirmed ordering the attack on the airfield in Syria, and called on "all civilised nations" to join the USA in seeking to end the bloodshed in Syria, as well as terrorism in all areas, of all kinds. Tillerson is due to visit Russian Federation for talks next week. The senior U.S. military officials, who spoke to Pentagon reporters on condition of anonymity, also said USA military ope... [Full Article...]

Fox takeover of Sky cleared by EU

Fox takeover of Sky cleared by EU Sky is the owner of Sky News , the global news company based in the United Kingdom, that is also available to USA audiences through Apple TV, Roku and other devices. "We now look forward to continuing to work with United Kingdom authorities and are confident that the proposed transaction will be approved following a thorough review process", Fox said. [Full Article...]

GST crosses last hurdle; Bill gets passed in Rajya Sabha

The four Bills are the Central Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017 and the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017. Sharma urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the GST Council to keep most of the goods, which are used by the common man, at the tax rate of 5 per cent. [Full Article...]

Assembly convenes hoping to break budget gridlock

Assembly convenes hoping to break budget gridlock Gov. Cuomo had proposed giving the Division of Budget more authority in making mid-year fiscal changes after a final budget has been passed, but that was rejected by the state legislature. We realize getting work done before the last minute is not in the Legislature's nature, but a two month delay is fundamentally unfair - especially from a state that expects school districts and local governments... [Full Article...]

Mexican Beer Boom Sends Shares of Constellation Brands Soaring

Mexican Beer Boom Sends Shares of Constellation Brands Soaring Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Investors sentiment is 0.98 in Q4 2016. A number of other research analysts have also commented on STZ. Shares in Constellations Brands (NASDAQ:STZ) zipped higher on Thursday morning after the wine, beer and spirits seller reported strong fourth quarter earnings. [Full Article...]

Treasuries rally, yield curve steepens on Fed balance sheet plan

Yet the Fed has yet to begin significantly reducing the massive amount of Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities it purchased during the financial crisis to try to spur lending and keep interest rates low. The Fed has been keeping the level of its balance sheet steady at $4.5 trillion, compared with less than $1 trillion before the financial crisis. On inflation, the minutes showed that some F... [Full Article...]


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