Economy

Amazon expands discounted Prime to Medicaid recipients

Amazon expands discounted Prime to Medicaid recipients An Amazon Prime membership includes perks such as two-day shipping on more than 100 million products, unlimited photo storage and free online streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows. The move could also help Amazon siphon customers from Walmart, a major competitor that's focused for years on providing services for lower-income customers. [Full Article...]

Wall Street down, steel tariff fears hit industrial stocks

Wall Street down, steel tariff fears hit industrial stocks The S&P 500 slid 31 points, or 1.1%, to 2,714. That drove shares in US steel producers as much as 12 percent higher but knocked 2 percent or more off heavyweights like Boeing and Caterpillar , who investors anxious would face higher raw material costs and trade barriers elsewhere. [Full Article...]

Aer Lingus cancel 50 flights out of Dublin tomorrow

Aer Lingus cancel 50 flights out of Dublin tomorrow The announcment also comes after Dublin Airport said it hoped to have many flights operational on Saturday, although the airport did remind the public to check their airlines website for regular updates as conditions could change. Electricity went out for a time this morning in hundreds of homes in Dublin. Your airline should get in contact with you to inform you that your flight has been dela... [Full Article...]

Civil rights groups protest outside ICE building in San Francisco

Civil rights groups protest outside ICE building in San Francisco With Senate Bill 54 in October , California became a " sanctuary state " for undocumented immigrants. Schaaf, who says she has been the target of death threats since she made her public warning Saturday, is facing a growing storm of criticism from the Trump administration and supporters of its efforts to crack down on illegal immigrants, many of whom live and work in the Bay Area. [Full Article...]

Warren Buffett doesn't play on Wall Street when you do

Warren Buffett doesn't play on Wall Street when you do His 2017 letter was published on Saturday. With only five multi-billion-dollar acquisitions since 2012 and just one previous year - a $5 billion stake in Pilot Travel Centers - the money pouring into Berkshire's accounts has swollen Buffett's buyout-bat to $116 billion in cash and short-term U.S. [Full Article...]

Oil dips as industry report shows swelling spare U.S. oil supply

Oil dips as industry report shows swelling spare U.S. oil supply Crude oil futures were lower Wednesday morning, after industry data showed a surprising build in U.S. oil stockpiles. Light, sweet crude for April delivery fell 90 cents, or 1.4%, to $63.01 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. [Full Article...]

United States tourist questioned in Japan over torso and head

United States tourist questioned in Japan over torso and head Law enforcement received a tip that Bayraktar was keeping a woman locked up in the apartment . Security camera footage shows the woman boarding an Osaka-bound train alone at a nearby station. They are believed to belong to the Hyogo woman. According to the announcement, a naked torso and two arms were found on a mountain behind residential areas in Shimamoto, Osaka Prefecture, and the legs wer... [Full Article...]

BB&T bank customers can't access accounts due to 'technical issue'

BB&T bank customers can't access accounts due to 'technical issue' There are several BB&T bank branches throughout metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia and all customers are affected. It is unclear what the issue is or how long it will take to fix. "You claim to "hear" our frustrations yet you don't address that which we are frustrated about. At this time, we have no reason to believe this issue is related to cybersecurity". [Full Article...]

United States pre-owned home sales in biggest fall for three years

United States pre-owned home sales in biggest fall for three years The median seasonally adjusted price of existing homes sold in January surged to a new all-time record, increasing by 1.8 percent to $255,500, up 5.7 percent over the year. "However, there's hope that the tide is finally turning". Yun said January saw a jump in new home construction , and growing homebuilder confidence. [Full Article...]

Unemployment rises but wage growth accelerates

Unemployment rises but wage growth accelerates British households have lost some of their spending power due to higher inflation, caused by the post-referendum fall in the pound. The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points compared with the previous quarter to 4.4% in the three months to December 2017. [Full Article...]

Brexit will not create 'Mad Max' dystopia, says Davis

Brexit will not create 'Mad Max' dystopia, says Davis With Britain plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction. Davis' made the comments address Austrian business leaders today as he embarked on a series of speeches being described as the "road to Brexit " by the United Kingdom government as he spells out the British vision for a future partnership with the EU. [Full Article...]

HSBC annual profit disappoints as CEO Gulliver says goodbye

HSBC annual profit disappoints as CEO Gulliver says goodbye The profit figure fell short of the $19.59 billion analysts estimated in a Reuters poll, and appeared to weigh on its stock. HSBC already paid about 300 million euros ($370 million) to settle a criminal investigation by the French government into allegations it helped clients evade taxes, the second-biggest corporate charge levied by an authority in the nation in November a year ago. [Full Article...]

Police name Netanyahu associates in corruption probe

He said that all changes to state policy regarding Bezeq were vetted and approved by officials at the professional expert level. He later handed over the portfolio to Likud Minister Ayoub Kara. The new developments come less than a week after the police said there was sufficient evidence to indict Netanyahu on charges of corruption. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech on the th... [Full Article...]

Countdown For Venezuela's Crypto Currency "Petro" Begins

Countdown For Venezuela's Crypto Currency Cryptocurrency experts are looking at Venezuela's foray into digital currencies with a mix of intrigue and suspicion, excited by the prospect of a government willing to accept cryptocurrency for payments like taxes but also concerned about the potential lack of oversight. [Full Article...]

American Airlines Worker Saves Two Girls From Human Trafficking Scheme

American Airlines Worker Saves Two Girls From Human Trafficking Scheme Meanwhile, Miracle called the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's Airport Bureau, whose deputies later reported the girls had called a man named "Drey", whom they had previously met on Instagram. When Deputy Sanderson informed the teens that their tickets had no return flights, he said they became defensive before ultimately accepting what could have happened to them. [Full Article...]

Noteworthy Stocks to Watch For: Citigroup Inc. (C), The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Noteworthy Stocks to Watch For: Citigroup Inc. (C), The Coca-Cola Company (KO) It has underperformed by 5.95% the S&P500. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its stake in Chevron Corp New (CVX) by 11.14% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fred Alger stated it has 37,062 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker Incorporated accumulated 282 shares. Twin Cap Management reported 376,150 shares. Raymond James Trust Na accumulated 2.05% or 637,720 ... [Full Article...]

R Street Disappointed by Commerce Department's Steel Imports Report

R Street Disappointed by Commerce Department's Steel Imports Report Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has scheduled a briefing with reporters today. The report also recommends similar restrictions on aluminum imports with options of a 7.7% tariff on global imports; a 23.6% tariff on China , Hong Kong, Russia, Venezuela and Vietnam with a quota; or a quota for all countries equaling 86.7% of their 2017 exports to the US. [Full Article...]

Salon magazine asks readers with ad-blockers to mine for cryptocurrency

Salon magazine asks readers with ad-blockers to mine for cryptocurrency Yesterday , Salon readers noticed an unfamiliar message offering them the opportunity to block ads in exchange for letting the site "use your unused computing power". But Salon said they will adjust how much processing power is being used by their crypto-miner. For its part, Salon , with its 13.1 million unique visitors a month, can not depend on this monetization process entirely, even if ... [Full Article...]

Trump offers condolences to Putin for deadly airliner crash

Trump offers condolences to Putin for deadly airliner crash Putin also commented that stability in the region is "far from what we want to see". In an interview with Reuters last month, Trump accused Russian Federation of helping North Korea evade global sanctions meant to punish Pyongyang for its pursuit of a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching the United States. [Full Article...]

Celebrate National Pizza Day in Tucson with discounts and freebies

Celebrate National Pizza Day in Tucson with discounts and freebies From 3 p.m.to 7 p.m., participating Baskin-Robbins locations are giving out free samples of their new Sweetheart Polar Pizza. Take your pepperoni pizza up a notch with Donatos' new Spicy Pepperoni pizza. What better way to kick off the weekend than with a ton of great deals on one of American's favorite dishes: pizza pie. You can find them all here, based on your location. [Full Article...]


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