Finance


BBC salary report reveals top earners, troublesome gender pay gap
- July 21, 2017

Chris Evans (not Captain America, the British presenter for radio and television) was the only star to earn a salary in the whopping £2,220,000 to £2,249,999 bracket. So, for example, we don't know how much Benedict Cumberbatch makes for playing Sherlock Holmes. Not only does the report reveal disparities between what male and female stars are paid, "but also between what white stars and those from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background are paid", reported the BBC today . (more...)
'We Take Confidentiality Seriously': Rosenstein Says Memo Leaks are Improper 'We Take Confidentiality Seriously': Rosenstein Says Memo Leaks are Improper
- July 21, 2017

However, MacCallum asked, as a general principle, if it would every be proper for an FBI Director to take notes of a conversation with the President and leak them to the press. The ex-FBI chief told lawmakers that he feared President Trump was trying to meddle with the agency's probe into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, as investigators sniffed around the Trump campaign to see if there were any hints of collusion. (more...)
Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) Insider Acquires 24100 Shares of Stock Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) Insider Acquires 24100 Shares of Stock
- July 21, 2017

The stock increased 0.47% or GBX 0.12 on July 20, reaching GBX 26.5. 208,973 shares of the company traded hands. It is down 28.48% since July 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has a 18.39 P/E ratio. The Company's divisions include Growth Markets, USA, Returns Markets North, Returns Markets South and Logistics. About 321,240 shares traded. (more...)
Avista to become subsidiary of Canadian electricity provider Avista to become subsidiary of Canadian electricity provider
- July 21, 2017

But on Thursday, Hydro One - an Ontario company - announced it plans to buy Avista for $5.3 billion dollars. Avista will continue its operations as a standalone utility in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Avista Corp., the longtime Spokane-based utility once known as Washington Water Power Co., announced this afternoon that Toronto-based Hydro One will acquire it in a transaction valued at $5.3 billion USA, or $6.7 billion Canadian. (more...)
Amazon (AMZN) Crushes Home Depot, Lowes With Sears Partnership Amazon (AMZN) Crushes Home Depot, Lowes With Sears Partnership
- July 21, 2017

Sears' stock pared some of the early gains but was still up 14 percent, on track for its best day in about four months. In addition to the marketing deal, Sears also said that its Kenmore Smart room air conditioners are integrated with Amazon's Alexa app and are available now on Amazon. (more...)
United Kingdom retail sales rebound in June United Kingdom retail sales rebound in June
- July 21, 2017

Retail sales grew 0.6 percent month-on-month in June, reversing a 1.1 percent fall in May, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Thursday. With further falls in the pound following the United Kingdom election likely to push up inflation in a few months from now, the period of falling real wages is likely to continue, and this may create further downward pressure on retail. (more...)
Kanye West Is All Smiles While Out to Lunch With Pusha T Kanye West Is All Smiles While Out to Lunch With Pusha T
- July 21, 2017

West was moved by the young man's story and recently sent him the bundle, as first reported by TMZ . While he was told that he would never walk again, in the five years since the accident, Wesley's condition has slowly been improving with the assistance of physical therapists. (more...)
McDonald's Corporation's (MCD) Hold Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC McDonald's Corporation's (MCD) Hold Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC
- July 21, 2017

It closed at $155.26 lastly. Finally, Amtrust Financial Services Inc. acquired a new stake in McDonald's Corporation during the fourth quarter worth $1,291,000. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Friday, October 23. (more...)
Tyler, the Creator Tyler, the Creator "I Ain't Got Time"
- July 21, 2017

I was in the studio and there was this MPC there. I literally. I was like, Noah. just start recording me. I just started smacking, started clapping, making weird noises, added a boom boom boom, and I was gonna add a hook. Amidst much clamor surrounding his sexuality, "I Ain't Got Time!" includes lines like "Next line will have "em like 'Whoa"/I've been kissing white boys since 2004". (more...)
AlphaBay and Hansa dark web sites shut down AlphaBay and Hansa dark web sites shut down
- July 21, 2017

We will find you, dismantle your organization and network and we will prosecute you". "As of earlier this year, 122 vendors advertised fentanyl and 238 advertised heroin, and we know of several Americans who were killed by drugs sold on Alpha Bay ". (more...)
Revenue Approximations Analysis: RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ), Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)
- July 20, 2017

The stock now has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $25.13. RLJ Lodging Trust had a return on equity of 8.95% and a net margin of 17.19%. RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 8th. 10/14/2015 - RLJ Lodging Trust was downgraded to " by analysts at Wells Fargo. (more...)
Stephen Colbert Has Amnesia About His Recent Trip to Russian Federation Stephen Colbert Has Amnesia About His Recent Trip to Russian Federation
- July 20, 2017

The urine riffing of Colbert (and others) isn't so much a mockery of the act itself, but of the very thought of an eventual POTUS allegedly employing a golden showers performance in some sort of effort to stick it to Obama. Tuesday's rant, however, was less direct but equally as crude as his May tirade. As he peers out the window, which boasts a great view of the Kremlin, Colbert picks up a telescope from the windowsill, quipping, "they include a telescope so you can return the favor". (more...)
Mobile quarterly results top estimates as subscribers grow Mobile quarterly results top estimates as subscribers grow
- July 20, 2017

Shares of T-Mobile jumped roughly 3% in after-hours trading following the company's earnings release. "MetroPCS continues to perform strongly, but we chose not to respond to irrational offers from some of our competitors during the second quarter", T-Mobile said in its earnings report . (more...)
Angry Truck Drivers Burn Diamond Bank, Sterling Bank Angry Truck Drivers Burn Diamond Bank, Sterling Bank
- July 20, 2017

It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred when the truck driver wanted to park close to the bank premises but was prevented from doing so by one of the policemen guarding the bank. It was gathered that they injured at least three policemen, who were going about their businesses, before proceeding to set the banks ablaze. The corpse of the dead truck driver was said to have been deposited at the Apapa General Hospital. (more...)
Laptop ban on Saudi flights to United States is lifted Laptop ban on Saudi flights to United States is lifted
- July 20, 2017

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it had cleared Saudia's main hub King Abdulaziz International Airport and would inspect Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport. On July 4, the ban for flights from Turkey were lifted. An airline official briefed on the matter said the directive gave airlines more flexibility and additional time to obtain explosive trace detection equipment. (more...)
Earnings Reaction History: United Continental Holdings, Inc., 25.0% Follow-Through Indicator, 2.6% Sensitive
- July 20, 2017

The stock increased 0.88% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $49.08. Shares of Delta Air Lines have declined 0.3% to $53.78, while American Airlines has dipped 0.3% to $52.98, and Southwest Airlines has fallen 0.8% to $61.10. (more...)
RB Leipzig rejected €75m bid for Liverpool target Naby Keita RB Leipzig rejected €75m bid for Liverpool target Naby Keita
- July 20, 2017

Mateschitz told Sport Bild: "Lately we got a €75m offer for Naby Keita ". 'To sell him would not only be a proof of distrust for our fans, but also a wrong sign for our other players, such as Timo Werner, who is also in demand'. Keita has a long-term contract at the club which expires in the summer of 2020. Still, if Klopp is still keen on signing another midfielder, then he should stop wasting time on chasing Keita and must look elsewhere. (more...)
Card payment surcharges to be outlawed Card payment surcharges to be outlawed
- July 20, 2017

The government also said it will look at doing more to limit the costs of processing payments that credit card companies impose on retailers. According to the government, in 2010, the total value of surcharges for debit and credit cards was an estimated £473 million. (more...)
Nasdaq, S&P open at record highs Nasdaq, S&P open at record highs
- July 20, 2017

The major European markets also moved to the upside on the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 54.99 points, or 0.25 percent, to 21,574.73, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 1.47 points, or 0.06 percent, to 2,460.61 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 29.87 points, or 0.47 percent, to 6,344.31. (more...)
Chipotle Temporarily Closes Restaurant Following Multiple Reports Of Customer Illness Chipotle Temporarily Closes Restaurant Following Multiple Reports Of Customer Illness
- July 20, 2017

While Wall Street predicts hard days ahead for Chipotle's stock, the outbreak does not appear to be indicative of a larger problem with the restaurant's food safety, says Niyati Parekh, associate professor of public health nutrition at New York University. (more...)