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No future increase in bank levy: Morrison


Days after delivering his own budget, Mr Morrison said the Labor leader's response on Thursday night didn't have any solutions for the nation. 'They already don't like you very much, ' he said to the banks. "That is economic vandalism", Mr Morrison said. "Where you've got a situation where there is pressure on the economy and pressure on the budget I think it's only fair those with the greatest capacity pay a little more". Read More »

Tunnel collapse renews safety concerns about nuclear sites

He says there were no workers inside the tunnel when it collapsed Tuesday morning but that nearby workers were evacuated and others who were farther away were told to remain indoors. Non-essential workers at the Hanford site, which employs some 9,000 people, were told to stay home Wednesday. But the wind could be a factor Wednesday because big gusts could stir up the radioactive particles in the hole and release them into the air. Read More »

OECD says new deal will help fight tax avoidance

As with his previous outings in Germany and Washington, Mnuchin is fronting up an economic agenda that leaves some in the worldwide community baffled and frustrated. "The U.S. has just concluded an agreement with China". Still, both he and Mnuchin stressed how important the U.S. While the International Monetary Fund forecast in April that world economic growth will accelerate to 3.5 percent in 2017 and 3.6 percent in 2018 from 3.1 percent in 2016, some G-7 members referred to uncertainties ... Read More »

Italy, Portugal lead the pack as Kiev hosts Eurovision final


On March 22, the Ukrainian Security Council (SBU) issued a three-year travel ban against Samoilova, citing her performance at a festival dubbed "A World of Sports and Kindness" held in Crimea on June 27, 2015. The latest edition of the contest that began in 1956 with just seven countries promises the usual feast of wacky stage acts and cheesy beats. Historically, British contestants have been awarded the most points by Ireland, followed by Switzerland which, as an European Union outsider ... Read More »

Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

Student body president Jack Heaphy issued a statement via Twitter shortly after the "Liberty United Against Trump " letter went public, in which he claimed "the majority of students at Liberty University agree with President Falwell and respect his decision to support Donald Trump". Read More »

Bovis Homes Group plc (BVS) Given Buy Rating at Liberum Capital

It has outperformed by 19.81% the S&P500. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $123.2. About 1,500 shares traded. Neuberger Berman Grp Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Stagecoach Group plc (LON:SGC) for 385,275 shares. 117,481 are held by Guggenheim Limited Liability. Read More »

Oil producers have consensus to extend cuts, 2 OPEC members say

Today, OPEC released data showing that production fell by 18,000 barrels a day April, even as Saudi Arabia raised output. Oil is now changing hands near $50 again and it seemed that OPEC is likely losing its grip to influence prices as a new wave of new supply is striking the market from Texas to Libya . Read More »

Hundreds protest in Miami over Haitian immigration status


Federal law regarding TPS does not specify a recipient's behavior as criteria for extending the program. The USCIS declined an interview request but sent a statement saying no decision has been made on Haiti's status in the program. "Haiti is still in crisis as it tries to rebuild from natural disasters, confronts a new hurricane season in less than a month, and copes with an ongoing cholera epidemic". Read More »

Oil takes heart from decline in U.S. stocks

Crude inventories fell by 5.2 million barrels in the week to May 5, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 1.8 million barrels. U.S. "Higher oil production from the United States, along with rising oil output from Canada and Brazil, is expected to curb upward pressure on global oil prices through the end of 2018", EIA Acting Administrator Howard Gruenspecht said in a statement, reports CNBC. Read More »

UK interior minister says health system has recovered from cyber attack

Thirteen Scottish health boards have been hit by a global cyber attack that affected NHS computer systems. "I did not expect an attack on this scale". "Where the patient data has been properly backed up, which has been in most cases, work can continue as normal because the patient data can be downloaded and people can continue with their work". Read More »

Sterling set for first weekly loss in four

However, the BoE said it expected a pick-up in foreign trade and investment would offset a shortfall in domestic demand this year, and then saw a sharp pick-up in hitherto lacklustre wage growth as unemployment fell to its lowest in a generation. Read More »

Coach Inc. To Acquire Kate Spade & Co. In $2.4 Bln Deal


CEO of Coach , Victor Luis in a statement touted the company's experience operating retail stores around the world and brand building in foreign markets, saying it would be poised to tap Kate Spade's potential for global expansion. Meanwhile, Kate Spade saw earnings slump to US$1.4m in the three months ended 1 April, from $11.6m a year earlier. Kate Spade shares rose 8.1% to $18.34 at 9:53 a.m. Read More »

Michael Rosehill Buys 350000 Shares of Everyman Media Group PLC (EMAN) Stock

In analysts note sent to investors on 11 May, Peel Hunt reaffirmed their "Buy" rating on shares of STV Group PLC (LON:STVG). They now have a GBX 240.00 target on company. On Monday, January 9 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with "Buy". Liberum Capital maintained it with "Buy" rating and GBX 580 target in Monday, April 18 report. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy Rides Podium Through the Streets of NYC as Sean Spicer

McCarthy hosts "SNL" this Saturday, May 13. Politico reported in February that McCarthy's spoof rattled the White House, with sources saying that Trump found it problematic that Spicer was being mocked by a woman. She was found wheeling down Midtown in her Spicer costume, specifically, and fans are left wondering exactly what the upcoming episode will entail. Read More »

Mattis tells Turkey's PM: US committed to your security

In a surprise announcement, the Pentagon had said Trump had authorised the arming of Kurdish fighters within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) "to ensure a clear victory over ISIS in Raqa". According to the statement from U.S. Central Command, 70 ISIS terrorists surrendered to the U.S. -led worldwide coalition Wednesday, and left heavy weapons behind them. Read More »

Pyongyang accuses Central Intelligence Agency of biochemical plot to kill Kim Jong Un


The Ministry of State Security claimed that a terrorist group backed by the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency had entered the country to attack Kim with a bio-chemical substance. But refusing to crack down on North leads to a North Korea racing toward its nuclear finish-line, USA military build-up in Northeast Asia, and even a direct military conflict with the United States, the expert said. Read More »

Amtrak Engineer Charged With Manslaughter for 2015 Crash

Mr. Bostian, 33, faces one count of involuntary manslaughter for each fatality as well as causing or risking a catastrophe, a second-degree felony that carries a maximum punishment of 10 years behind bars, prosecutors said Friday. Prosecutors, in response, said they had insufficient evidence of criminal intent or recklessness. "It's a moment of bringing a man to task for what he did to all these families and how he did this so wrong", said Thomas R. Read More »

Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP)


Fairpointe Lc reported 2.89% of its portfolio in Office Depot Inc (NASDAQ:ODP). Comerica Bank now owns 397,329 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $1,840,000 after buying an additional 14,275 shares in the last quarter. On the close of 05/09/2017 Office Depot, Inc. If you are accessing this story on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of global copyright laws. Read More »

South Korea, CIA accused of plot to assassinate Kim Jong

The tension between totalitarian state North Korea and the United States seem to escalate even further now that the North detained yet another USA citizen. "Foreign nationals in the DPRK really have to allow for there to be no ambiguity or interpretation about any of their interactions or what they're doing", says Madden, a contributor to North Korean monitoring organization 38 North. Read More »

Two Portuguese children made saints on centenary of visions at Fatima

In his address to a huge outdoor Mass, Francis prayed the Virgin Mary would protect the most vulnerable members of society, "especially the sick and the disabled, prisoners and the unemployed, the poor and the abandoned". She said: 'I am very emotional because this pope is truly merciful and close to the people and I think he will bring us many good things'. Last night the Pope stressed that Mary was a teacher of love and tenderness and not a remote "plaster statue" impossible to imitate. Read More »

'Kylo' is Becoming a Popular Baby Name Among 'Star Wars' Fans

But sure enough, Kylo is the fastest-growing boy's name in the US. One of those factors, as we've learned over the last few years, is Star Wars. And much like how "Khaleesi" isn't even Daenerys Targaryen's real name in the story, some parents have decided Kylo Ren sounds cooler than the character's real name of Ben Solo (the name "Benjamin" is much more popular, ranked number 6 among boys). Read More »

How Princess Charlotte will be celebrating her second birthday

The new photo was taken in April by her mother on the grounds of the family's countryside home in Norfolk, England. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have said they are "delighted" to share this new photograph of Princess Charlotte enjoying the outdoors to mark their only daughter's second birthday on Tuesday May 2. Read More »