Amazon reports US$1.9 bln quarterly profit, its largest ever

Revenue gained 38% to $60.5 billion in the fourth quarter, the biggest increase in a holiday period since a 42% jump in 2009. His fortune plummeted in after-market trading Wednesday, ultimately trading up as much as 4.2 percent the following day. More..

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USA hiring accelerates; annual wage growth strongest since 2009
by | Saturday, February 03, 2018

USA hiring accelerates; annual wage growth strongest since 2009

Average hourly earnings rose 0.3% from a month earlier-more than economists expected-and the December figures were revised higher. The Labor Department said average hourly pay rose 9 cents to $26.74 in Janu...More..

Valero Energy (VLO) Beats on Q4 Earnings & Revenues
by | Saturday, February 03, 2018

Valero Energy (VLO) Beats on Q4 Earnings & Revenues

Personal Advisors holds 470,336 shares. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $167.78. Now let's take a look at how the fundamentals are stacking up for Valero Energy Co...More..

Alphabet's stock tumbles as Google reports Q4 profit loss
by | Friday, February 02, 2018

Alphabet's stock tumbles as Google reports Q4 profit loss

Despite that hit, Alphabet is still very profitable [ PDF ] as you'd expect for a biz with near monopolies in ads, search and mobile phone operating systems: it would have banked $6.8bn in profit for the qu...More..

Five dead after two helicopters collide near the town of Saint-Tropez
by | Friday, February 02, 2018

Five dead after two helicopters collide near the town of Saint-Tropez

She wasn't authorized to be publicly named. Five people have died after two army helicopters collided and crashed in a dense forest area in southern France on Friday. Both helicopters belonged to a military...More..

Boeing leads Wall St out of two-day slump
by | Friday, February 02, 2018

Boeing leads Wall St out of two-day slump

Even though the bears gave the tiniest of roars today (Jan. 30), sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index down 1% and the Dow Jones Industrials index down 1.4%, this kind of one-day drop is far from a crash or...More..

Oil prices shrug off USA record
by | Friday, February 02, 2018

Oil prices shrug off USA record

This impressed the market and helped crude oil benchmarks break resistance levels and gradually climb to the coveted $60-a-barrel mark. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 46 cents, or 0.7 perce...More..

YouTube TV Streaming Service Is Now on Roku Devices
by | Friday, February 02, 2018

YouTube TV Streaming Service Is Now on Roku Devices

The Android-only YouTube Go app was initially pitched at the so-called "next billion" internet users in India. The new YouTube TV app will bring the fun on your Apple TV , featuring more than 40 channe...More..

Dow, S&P 500 suffer worst 1-day fall in 5 months
by | Thursday, February 01, 2018

Dow, S&P 500 suffer worst 1-day fall in 5 months

As of Monday's close, health care was on pace for its best monthly performance since October 1999 when it gained 10.98 percent. The FTSE 100 and German DAX are also lower, down 0.7% and 0.6%, respectively. "It'...More..

RNC wont return money from Steve Wynn yet, despite sexual harassment claims
by | Thursday, February 01, 2018

RNC wont return money from Steve Wynn yet, despite sexual harassment claims

But the company had previously issued a statement criticizing the Journal report . Wynn Resorts, Limited has a 12-month low of $82.51 and a 12-month high of $139.67. Schneider Capital Management Corp own...More..

McDonald's says deals, $1 sodas boosted key sales figure
by | Thursday, February 01, 2018

McDonald's says deals, $1 sodas boosted key sales figure

Scully held 30.26 million shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $989.44 million, down from 32.83M at the end of the previous reported quarter. A rating of 4 or 5 would tip to...More..

Bon-Ton to close Carlisle store
by | Thursday, February 01, 2018

Bon-Ton to close Carlisle store

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced Tuesday that it will close 42 stores in addition to five previously announced store closures. An employee at Paducah's store said she and her co-workers will be able to co...More..

United States authorities charge three banks, eight individuals in futures' spoofing' probe
by | Thursday, February 01, 2018

United States authorities charge three banks, eight individuals in futures' spoofing' probe

Five of the people were employees of global financial institutions, while two are traders at large commodities trading firms and one is owner of a technology consulting firm. James McDonald, the CFTC's director...More..

'Emotional service peacock' denied seat on flight
by | Wednesday, January 31, 2018

'Emotional service peacock' denied seat on flight

United would not let the peacock onto its flight, saying that the animal did not meet the airline's guidelines . Delta Air Lines recently introduced regulations to prevent passengers from bringing untrained ...More..

Quiksilver CEO missing in French waters as empty boat washes ashore
by | Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Quiksilver CEO missing in French waters as empty boat washes ashore

Agnes, who has worked for Quiksilver for almost 30 years, was appointed CEO in 2015. "His boat was recovered on the beach near his hometown and Pierre has not been heard from since", the company said in a s...More..

USA stocks close lower on sell-off
by | Wednesday, January 31, 2018

USA stocks close lower on sell-off

At 12:33 pm ET (1733 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 333.27 points, or 1.26 percent, at 26,106.21. Health care was the worst-performing sector in the S&P, a selloff driven by news that JPMor...More..

Unusual Activity Sighted in Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) Shares
by | Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Unusual Activity Sighted in Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) Shares

It has outperformed by 3.41% the S&P500. Parametrica Management Ltd bought a new position in Harley-Davidson in the third quarter worth about $269,000. Bank Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.01% in Harley-Davidson,...More..

Facebook asked to end Messenger Kids app by child advocates
by | Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Facebook asked to end Messenger Kids app by child advocates

The open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is led by the Boston-based Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood. They cite research showing social media use can be really bad for children's wellbeing, lik...More..

Fire drills carried out in Taiwan due to invasion risk from China
by | Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Fire drills carried out in Taiwan due to invasion risk from China

The airlines said they would give refunds to almost 25,000 passengers who'd already booked flights. Taipei has objected to China's use of an air route, designated M503, which is only 5 miles from the centra...More..

Military Hotline Between Japan, China to Ease Tensions
by | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Military Hotline Between Japan, China to Ease Tensions

China and Japan have sparred frequently about their painful history, with Beijing often accusing Tokyo of not properly atoning for Japan's invasion of China before and during the war. The museum, run by the J...More..

by | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Theresa Villiers tells Philip Hammond: 'Stick to Theresa May's Brexit vision'

He added: "Nothing will change the electoral arithmetic". The Plymouth Moor View MP said: "How long has the Prime Minister got?" "Ultimately we have to get an agreement that will please different wings of t...More..

Tax Filing Season Opens
by | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tax Filing Season Opens

Here are four other tips and things to know about filing your taxes this year . Tax refund fraud affects hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of USA citizens annually. "Where's My Refund?" has the most up ...More..

ATM 'jackpotting' hacks in United States on rise
by | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

ATM 'jackpotting' hacks in United States on rise

The attacks were confirmed by two major ATM makers, Diebold Nixdorf Inc. and NCR Corp ., in a Reuters report , with both companies saying that they had sent out the alerts to clients. The criminals will use a...More..

Volkswagen: Car giant launches investigation over claims MONKEYS were tested on
by | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Volkswagen: Car giant launches investigation over claims MONKEYS were tested on

While the monkey experiment itself was conducted by the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, based in the US, the $730,000 (£516,000) worth of funding required came indirectly from VW, BMW and Mercedes ...More..

Dr Pepper Snapple merges with Keurig Green Mountain
by | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dr Pepper Snapple merges with Keurig Green Mountain

That deal created a global coffee giant that set its sights to take on industry leader Nestle ( NESN.S ).Goldman Sachs was the lead financial adviser to Keurig and Credit Suisse advised Dr Pepper Snapple on t...More..

Mass. Gaming Commission investigates Everett casino after sexual misconduct claims
by | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mass. Gaming Commission investigates Everett casino after sexual misconduct claims

Republicans have been scrambling since the Journal's story, which claimed that Wynn pressured employees into sexual acts, among other allegations. Spokespeople for Ryan confirmed Monday that he will donate...More..

Instagram Model Jen Selter Removed From Flight After Argument With Flight Attendant
by | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Instagram Model Jen Selter Removed From Flight After Argument With Flight Attendant

While another passenger went to the restroom, the Instagram model stood up, later claiming she had been trying to put her jacket up. "American offered her hotel accommodations and transportation, which she de...More..

EasyJet share price: CEO asks for pay cut to match predecessor
by | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

EasyJet share price: CEO asks for pay cut to match predecessor

Lundgren came in at the end of 2017 as the top exec at the budge airline based in the United Kingdom with a salary of $1.04 million in USA currency equivalent, while his outgoing counterpart, Carolyn McCall, wa...More..

IKEA Founder Dead at the Age of 91
by | Monday, January 29, 2018

IKEA Founder Dead at the Age of 91

Kamprad died a billionaire but was famously thrifty. Kamprad was born in March 30, 1926, and at an early age began his entrepreneurial path selling matchboxes, pencils and Christmas decorations. Kamprad wa...More..

Metals: Gold Closes Higher With Dollar Falling
by | Monday, January 29, 2018

Metals: Gold Closes Higher With Dollar Falling

The proximate cause of the overnight move was the "a weaker dollar is good for us" commentary from US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, with gold in USD now having moved beyond important resistance levels ne...More..