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US stocks close mixed amid falling Tesla shares

US stocks close mixed amid falling Tesla shares The S&P 500 opened higher by 8.85 points, or 0.31 per cent, at 2,876.09. The Labour Department reported that the U.S. added 196,000 net new positions last month, well above expectations, while the jobless rate held steady at 3.8 per cent. [Full Article...]

March Jobs Report Shows 196,000 Created, Unemployment Rate Remains At 3.8 Percent

March Jobs Report Shows 196,000 Created, Unemployment Rate Remains At 3.8 Percent But the drop in the unemployment rate in March - down from 5.4 per cent in February - is coupled with a significant decrease in the so-called labour force, or the number of local people working and looking for work. Nursing and residential care facilities added 8,500 jobs. The service sector saw the biggest gains in employment. Employment continued to trend up in architectural and engineering ... [Full Article...]

New Ford Puma: icon returns, as a crossover SUV

New Ford Puma: icon returns, as a crossover SUV For rear seat passengers, the entire second row of seats can be moved forwards or backwards to increase legroom or boot space. Ford is looking to have an EPA-estimated all-electric range of at least 30 miles in its plug-in variant. "Ford is deeply committed to China, and with our new China leadership team and vision, we're investing in the future", says Ford CEO Jim Hackett according to CNN. [Full Article...]

Brexit: Talks with Corbyn and short delay - Theresa May's next steps

Brexit: Talks with Corbyn and short delay - Theresa May's next steps Faversham and Kent MP Helen Whately, who is also a vice chairman of the Conservative Party, said: "I feel his frustration". We will know more about what will be talked about at this meeting next week, as a lot is happening every day at the moment. [Full Article...]

Constellation Tops Sales, Profit Estimates On Corona, Modelo Strength

Constellation Tops Sales, Profit Estimates On Corona, Modelo Strength The beer company said that it had $1.84 in earnings per share (EPS) and $1.97 billion in revenue, which compares with consensus estimates of EPS of $1.72 on $1.73 billion in revenue, as well as the $1.90 per share and $1.77 billion posted in the same period of previous year. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government would accept parliament decision for soft Brexit-Barclay

United Kingdom government would accept parliament decision for soft Brexit-Barclay Finance minister Philip Hammond said it was an "expectation" that Brussels would offer a longer extension at the April 10 summit than the short one Britain is targeting, but London would want to curtail it as quickly as possible after passing a Brexit deal. [Full Article...]

Trump considering picking Herman Cain for Fed board

Trump considering picking Herman Cain for Fed board On March 22, the New York Times reported Trump Taps Fed Critic Stephen Moore for Board Seat. Moore's nomination has ignited criticism that he is unqualified and too politically minded to serve on the board of the world's most influential central bank. [Full Article...]

Amazon Plans To Offer Satellite-Powered Internet - Tech

Amazon Plans To Offer Satellite-Powered Internet - Tech The details of the project were unearthed by the news outlet in the form of filings made with the International Telecommunications Union , the organization seeing global satellite operations. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the existence of Amazon's satellite broadband ambitions, noting that it was a "long-term project that envisions serving tens of millions of people who lack basic access to... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens 25 percent tariff on Mexico-made vehicles

Trump threatens 25 percent tariff on Mexico-made vehicles Harvard professor Ieva Jusionyte wrote in his book Threshold about his experiences working as an emergency medical technician (EMT) on both sides of the US border with Mexico . House Democrats have filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing President Donald Trump from spending more money than Congress has approved to erect barriers along the southwestern border. [Full Article...]

MacKenzie Bezos Will Become The World's Fourth Richest Woman

MacKenzie Bezos Will Become The World's Fourth Richest Woman Bezos is retaining 75 percent of the former couple's Amazon shares, which is about 12 percent of the company, while MacKenzie is keeping roughly 4 percent, according to The New York Times . "It means more than you know", Jeff Bezos wrote. "Excited about my own plans". "I'm grateful for her support and for her kindness in this process and am very much looking forward to our new relationship ... [Full Article...]

Economists call for at least 25 bps rate cut by RBI

Economists call for at least 25 bps rate cut by RBI The six-member monetary policy committee , headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das , chose to maintain the policy stance at "neutral". The repo rate now stands at 6 per cent. Yesterday's Monetary Policy Statement categorically highlights this fact. Today 's move was largely on expected lines, given that Inflation bottomed out at about 2 percent in January before picking up to 2.6 percent ... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court order on NPAs a relief for power companies

Supreme Court order on NPAs a relief for power companies The top court said the RBI only had the power to use the Insolvency Code-Section 35AA-in this manner if the centre authorised it, and if it specified which businesses were to qualify. The decision caused panic for many companies, in particular those in the power sector. "Voiding of the February 12 circular is credit negative for Indian banks". [Full Article...]

France's $1.5 bln reason to put Renault over Ghosn

France's $1.5 bln reason to put Renault over Ghosn It is considered unusual in Japan for suspects to be rearrested while on bail . Ghosn had tweeted only on Wednesday that he would hold a news conference on April 11 to " tell the truth " about the case, but his situation soon took a dramatic turn for the worse when Renault accused him of "questionable and concealed practices and violations of the group's ethical principles". [Full Article...]

Major cryptos surge after bitcoin suddenly rises from the dead

Major cryptos surge after bitcoin suddenly rises from the dead Bitcoin Cash has also enjoyed a strong surge in terms of trading volume. The market of cryptocurrency is very thin, and when talking about prices, they are opaque. and Bitstamp in Luxembourg. "There has been a single order that has been algorithmically managed across these three venues, of around 20,000 BTC", he told Reuters . [Full Article...]

Saudi Aramco buys SABIC in $70bn chemicals deal

Saudi Aramco buys SABIC in $70bn chemicals deal Moody's said the oil giant's revenue hit USD355.9 billion past year and that it produced 10.3 million barrels per day of crude oil in 2018. Saudi Aramco's $69 billion (Dh253.4bn) acquisition of Sabic will be funded largely by the state oil company's free cash flow, with the resulting transaction boosting integration significantly, said Fitch. [Full Article...]

Bezos divorce agreement reduces Amazon founder’s ownership stake by 25 percent

Bezos divorce agreement reduces Amazon founder’s ownership stake by 25 percent According to Forbes , Bezos, 55, who holds 16 percent of Amazon , was worth $131 billion. A voting agreement and proxy between the Bezoses gives Jeff Bezos "sole voting authority" over MacKenzie Bezos' shares. "Excited about my own plans", she added. There was no mention of how they will divide their sprawling property portfolio or other investments but both said they were "grateful" to ... [Full Article...]

National Burrito Day Deals: All the Free Food and Discounts for 2019

National Burrito Day Deals: All the Free Food and Discounts for 2019 El Pollo Loco is offering a BOGO deal. All you have to do is present this coupon-for in-person purchases only, and not available through app or online orders. National Burrito Day will be no different. It's a feast for the senses and no strain on your wallet, so you'd better take advantage while the deals are on. [Full Article...]

RBI repo rate cut: How much will your home loan EMIs reduce?

In its Statement on Development and Regulatory Policies dated December 6, 2018, the RBI had proposed that all new floating rate personal or retail loans (housing, auto, etc.) extended by banks from April 1, 2019, be benchmarked to the external benchmarks, like the Repo Rate . [Full Article...]

Nissan CEO, Ghosn eyed 4-way tie-up, email reveals

Nissan CEO, Ghosn eyed 4-way tie-up, email reveals He spent more than 100 days in a detention centre before being released on $9 million bail last month. Having Ghosn and his former employer Nissan face trial together would be unfair, he said. He also said the trial is expected to last at least a year. Hironaka declined comment on unconfirmed reports that Nissan's alliance partner Renault has referred suspected suspicious payments to French ... [Full Article...]

Avocado prices spike 34% in biggest one-day jump in a decade

Avocado prices spike 34% in biggest one-day jump in a decade One policy put in place earlier this year to return asylum seekers to Mexico , dubbed the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), will be "immediately" expanded by "hundreds of additional migrants per day above current rates", Nielsen said in a statement on Monday. [Full Article...]


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