Softbank reworking sale plan of Snapdeal; decision in few weeks

Image: Abhishek N Chinnappa/ Reuters (For illustrative purposes only)The sale of Snapdeal, widely seen as India's third-largest online shopping business, to larger rival Flipkart may be imminent, two persons with knowledge of the talks told Forbes... More..

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Trump signs bill that lets internet service providers sell user's browsing history

The bill was passed by the House and Senate last week as Republicans voted to nix the "heavy-handed" regulations. The rules passed previous year, by what was then a Democratic majority on the FCC, would...More..

Passage of GST Bill is history in the making, says 'optimistic' Jaitley
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Passage of GST Bill is history in the making, says 'optimistic' Jaitley

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the much-awaited Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, Integrated GST Bill, Compensation GST Bill and Union Territory GST Bill 2017, after negating all the amendments put ...More..

COSATU calls for Zuma to step down
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COSATU calls for Zuma to step down

The consequences of Zuma's unexplained midnight reshuffle has been plain for all to see: South Africa's long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating was downgraded to junk status by ratings agency, Standa...More..

Shunglu panel slams Delhi government over illegal appointments
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Shunglu panel slams Delhi government over illegal appointments

Gupta alleged the Delhi government tried to "hide" the details of its decision by specifically ordering its departments not to send the files concerned to the Lt Governor's office. The Committee in its report a...More..

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Armenia goes to the polls in landmark parliamentary elections

The ruling Republican Party is leading in a parliamentary election in Armenia , an exit poll showed Sunday. With over 85 percent of the precincts' votes calculated, the closest rival Tsarukyan Alliance led b...More..

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Sse Plc (SSE) Downgraded by HSBC Holdings plc to Hold

The stock has "Outperform" rating by BNP Paribas on Tuesday, August 18. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, January 9 by FinnCap. Northland Capital maintained the shares of WSTL in report on Monday, Septemb...More..

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Oppn. calls for hartal in Kerala

The family had submitted a representation to the Chief Minister, seeking action against the police personnel in Thrissur district who, they alleged, had tried to shield the college management and staff by destr...More..

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Republicans ask UW to research more uses for milk

Until recently, ultrafiltered milk - a high-protein concentrated product typically used in cheese production - was exported tariff-free to Canada, unlike USA -produced whole milk. "Canada's new national ingredi...More..

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Uber's self-driving cars back on road after crash in Arizona

Uber said it is resuming its self-driving vehicle program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend. Uber is resuming its autonomous vehicle testing program...More..

U.S. vote paves way for sale of personal customer data
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

U.S. vote paves way for sale of personal customer data

The Federal Communications Commission rule was created to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers share information. Jeff Flake, of Arizona, and the chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, say...More..

Flora on sale list as Unilever offloads spreads portfolio after takeover shunned
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Flora on sale list as Unilever offloads spreads portfolio after takeover shunned

The group's spreads division includes Flora, Stork and Bertolli. The announcement came as part of a strategic review launched following the failed takeover attempt by Kraft Heinz (KHC) in February. Analysts hav...More..

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SpaceX set to make history by launching satellite on recycled rocket

SpaceX has launched its first ever recycled rocket, in what was touted as a "huge revolution in spaceflight". Before this point however, SpaceX had to build and test an entirely new rocket for every launch. ...More..

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North Korea fire missile as South Korea to 'strongly deal' with launch

US officials said it was "likely" a test of a KN-11 sub-launched missile at a naval base at Sinpo, although this test was conducted from the land, CBS News' David Martin reports. The Trump administration has re...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Rep. Maxine Waters: O'Reilly needs 'to go to jail'

The New York Times revealed over the weekend that O'Reilly and Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox , paid settlements totaling $13 million to five women to keep quiet about supposed mistreatment by ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Trump condemns Syria attack but won't telegraph U.S. response

The EU talks themselves, coming as they do after years of conflict which has led to hundreds of thousands being killed and millions forced from their homes, is a reminder that global resolve these days amounts ...More..

Featured Stock for Investors: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Featured Stock for Investors: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

The stock touched its high share price of $93.98 on Mar 1, 2017 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on Jun 27, 2016 as $57.05. Dynamic Advisors Solutions LLC increased it...More..

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United's Leggings Decision Backfires on Social Media

Guerin says the three people involved in the incident stayed together and will be on the next flight, assuming they meet dress code . Another girl who was also wearing leggings was allowed to board the f...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

United States says North Korean missile test ended in fiery crash

The South plans to deploy the new missile this year following further tests to determine its reliability, Yonhap said. Two weeks ago, the South Korean and US militaries said they had detected a failed North K...More..

Spain seizes property worth $735M linked to Assad's uncle
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Spain seizes property worth $735M linked to Assad's uncle

In a statement, Rifaat al-Assad, now aged 79, and his family retorted that they had "never benefited from financing that in any way wronged the Syrian state and its people". He was exiled in 1984 for attempting...More..

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Telstra, partners unveil new subsea cable

A large consortium of heavy hitters including Telstra, Singtel and Google has taken over the planned construction of a subsea cable to be built between Perth and Singapore. Given the rising usage of internet da...More..

Pepsi apologizes, pulls widely mocked ad
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Pepsi apologizes, pulls widely mocked ad

Some said the final scene evoked an image from the "Black Lives Matter" movement when a female nurse walked up to a line of police officers in Louisiana previous year. "It's really fun and it's really awesom...More..

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Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly

Solar stocks in the USA saw a sharp rally on April 4, following a Washington Post article which claimed that President Trump's administration is planning to impose a carbon tax. The pair of former Goldman Sa...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Kelly says Trump's border wall probably won't actually be a wall

With laws and federal personnel in place, additional resources should be dedicated to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enforce the nation's border security challenges, particularly along the so...More..

Spain diplomat, Brexit official talk Gibraltar
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Spain diplomat, Brexit official talk Gibraltar

Gibraltar's leader cast EU Council President Donald Tusk as a "cuckolded husband taking it out on the kids" for explicitly proposing that Spain be given a veto over the ties between the British enclave and the ...More..

Tesla delivered 25000 electric cars in Q1 2017, plus or minus
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Tesla delivered 25000 electric cars in Q1 2017, plus or minus

The record number of deliveries for the first quarter starts the year off right for Tesla . Given the company's results in the last quarter, and the fact that it now has about 4,650 vehicles in transit to cu...More..

USA comment terse on latest North Korea missile
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

USA comment terse on latest North Korea missile

Hyten said he would be providing military options to the president in dealing with the threat from North Korea, but maintained that China's involvement was critical in solving Pyongyang's nuclear challenge. Nor...More..

US House votes to undo broadband privacy rules
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

US House votes to undo broadband privacy rules

But Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said he will introduce new legislation to require the FCC to pass new ISP privacy rules . The repeal, which is expected to be signed by President Trump soon, ...More..

Baltimore officials to judge: Don't delay police overhaul
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Baltimore officials to judge: Don't delay police overhaul

The Justice Department's 90-day postponement request came after a directive from the USA attorney general's office to review police department reform efforts underway in several cities to ensure the measures f...More..

United States labor market finishes Q1 on a strong note
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

United States labor market finishes Q1 on a strong note

Both ADP and the government reported solid jobs gains for February. The Labor Department report is expected to show an increase of about 180,000 jobs in March, while the unemployment rate is expected to hold ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Deadline closes on bids to design Donald Trump's wall

Department of Homeland Security praised the effectiveness of border walls in reducing illegal crossings and defended baggage screening and technology searches at airports. "This decrease in apprehensions is...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Westinghouse Electric to file for bankruptcy

Westinghouse's move to file for bankruptcy would cause a $4.3 billion loss for Toshiba and is likely to impact the company's plans for setting up six nuclear reactors in Andhra Pradesh under the India-U.S. Wes...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Donald Trump: Russia's role in Syria atrocities 'disappointing'

Trump left it to his top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to assign culpability to Russian Federation and Iran, Assad's most powerful allies. Pope Francis called the attack "an unacceptable massacre"...More..

United States bans electronics on flights from 8 nations
by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

United States bans electronics on flights from 8 nations

The move was ordered by Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday in the latest of a series of meetings on aviation security. The airports covered by the new USA security measures affect nine airlines. The British ...More..

by | Thursday, April 06, 2017

Oil rises, near one-month high; US crude stocks seen down

USA crude inventories probably dropped by 150,000 bbl to 533.8MMbbl in the week ended March 31, according to a Bloomberg survey before Wednesday's EIA report . Brent crude futures have made the biggest loss...More..