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Oil prices jump towards data on reserves in US

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Crude oil futures sustained recent gains Friday morning, crawling closer to USD50 a barrel for the first time since May. Government data showed US crude inventories fell more than expected last week. inventory data is closely watched. OPEC also called on several members to boost compliance with production cuts to help clear excessive global stocks and support flagging prices. Read More »

Diesel emissions fraud: Volkswagen exec to plead guilty

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Mr. Schmidt's cooperation would be a coup for the Justice Department's case against Volkswagen . Even after setbacks such as fines, settlements, recalls, and fixes associated with the dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen set a new record for deliveries in 2016, delivering 10.3 million vehicles worldwide, up 3.8% year-over-year, and surpassing Toyota as the global leader in automotive volume sales in this process. Read More »

Lyft Launching 'Taco Mode' To Enable Your Late-Night Taco Bell Craving

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The bad news is that this is only open in one select market for now: Orange County, California. "Taco Mode" is the hot new feature and it'll be available for Lyft riders - in a beta form - starting Tuesday, July 25. In addition to the chance to order drive-thru Taco Bell as a passenger, Taco Mode also includes a custom in-care menu, free Doritos Locos, and what the company calls a "taco-themed vehicle". Read More »

US Citizens Likely Won't Be Able To Visit North Korea Much Longer

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However, the USA has not confirmed the news. "Tourism revenue is negligible to say the least", Mr. Cockerell said of money that North Korea might lose from the ban. Two of them were teachers at a private school while the third person worked in a special economic zone in North Korea . The U.S., South Korea and others often accuse the North of using foreign detainees to wrest diplomatic concessions. Read More »

Japan's central bank has cut inflation forecast

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The euro was up 0.96 percent to $1.1624, and poised for its biggest single-day percentage gain in more than three weeks. The Bank of Japan on Thursday delayed the time frame for achieving its 2 percent inflation target by a year to fiscal 2019, in a bid to hit its goal against a backdrop of sluggish price gains that have remained resilient to the bank's massive monetary easing initiatives. Read More »

Lyft self-driving vehicle plans put it in the big leagues

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As with other companies that have been publicly testing self-driving cars, Lyft riders who participate in the program will be accompanied by test drivers sitting in the front seats of the vehicles. Among Lyft's partners are Waymo, Google's self driving vehicle division; General Motors; nuTonomy, a self-driving auto startup out of MIT; and Jaguar Land Rover . Read More »

Newriver Reit PLC's (LON:NRR) Buy Rating Reiterated at Peel Hunt

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After $1.04 actual EPS reported by Facebook Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.65% EPS growth. GBX 1136.05's average target is -5.09% below currents GBX 1197 stock price. Therefore 38% are positive. EVRAZ plc (LON:EVR) has 0.00% since July 18, 2016 and is. Driehaus Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 13,001 shares. Read More »

Ravi Shastri may get over Rs 7 crore a year

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If there is one thing Vinod Rai, the chairman of the Committee of Administrators (CoA), has learned from the chaotic episode that led to the appointment of Ravi Shastri as India coach, it is to not take "anyone at face value" in the BCCI. Read More »

Ex-Spartans Cousins, Bell to play on franchise tag

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That is also another subplot because Cousins could be slapped with the unheard of third franchise tag for a whopping $34.5 million next year or Washington could use the transition tag on him for $28.8 million. "I understand where [Allen] and the organization are coming from", Cousins said . Now, Cousins is primed to hit the free agent market next offseason. Read More »

United States stocks close mixed ahead of earnings reports

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The Nasdaq , entered Monday's session just 0.5% away from its record high. If stocks are able to extend their record highs will hinge partly on the results released this week with earnings reports . Winners and Losers: Shares of Netflix , Inc. sky-rocketed 13.5 percent after the streaming service reported it added 5.2 million subscribers in the last three months, more than the 3.2 million they expected. Read More »

Billions in student loan debt may be wiped away over missing paperwork

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There are almost 44 million Americans carrying $1.4 trillion in student loan debt , and the numbers are only projected to rise. A recent legal filing by National Collegiate's lawyers stated the following, "As news of the servicing issues on the trusts' inability to produce the documents needed to foreclose on loans spread, the likelihood of more defaults rises". Read More »

BC wildfire crews prepare for windy weekend

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Skrepnek said more burns were planned for fires around Williams Lake, 150 Mile House and Ashcroft . Wildfire officials are warning residents to be prepared to evacuate at any given notice. Some staff has already apparently made a decision to leave the region, not waiting on the official evacuation alert to be upgraded to an official order. Read More »

Govt briefs oppn leaders on China, Kashmir

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India , the other day has turned down China's offer to mediate tensions between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue and has said that it does not require a third country's intervention on the issue. Sharma said that Congress made its view clear that national security was the priority and advised the government to rise above politics and tackle the situation diplomatically. Read More »

Dow Jones Closes at Record High, Notches All-Time Intraday High

The Nasdaq is up 159.39 points, or 2.6 percent. The Dow is up 1,875.14 points, or 9.5 percent. US equities closed higher on Thursday as retailers rose, led by Target. Crude oil was over 1 percent higher with prices at $47 per barrel. NASDAQ measures a number of indices reflecting the reaction of USA's high tech markets and business environments on the country's political and economic developments which have an impact on high tech markets. Read More »

Chuck Blazer dies after exposing corruption he profited from

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The former Federation Internationale de Football Association executive committee member, who was also the general secretary of Concacaf, was a central figure in the Federation Internationale de Football Association corruption scandal. But Blazer's cooperation and the information he provided ultimately played a huge part in the 2015 arrests of numerous other individuals and a statement from his lawyers upon his death explained that he had "accepted full responsibility" for his past criminal ... Read More »

Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized in Canada

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He had been working on a building project with Habitat for Humanity, a charitable organisation promoting affordable home ownership. The Carters have made Habitat for Humanity a centerpiece of their post-White House charitable endeavors. According to the update, Carter is "okay and is being taken off site for observation". The organization noted that Carter had requested that others involved with the effort continue their work for the day. Read More »

Mithali Raj creates ODI history, becomes highest run-getter

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Live coverage of the ICC Women's World Cup continues on Sky Sports platforms this Saturday with four matches, including England against West Indies. Highest run getter in women's ODIs. Only the third player in the history of the game to average over 50. After a slow start, Raj looked in danger of having to wait at least another few days for the record when she was given out lbw to Jonassen on 11. Read More »