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Electric auto sales in Germany finally start to soar: Tesla leads

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Volkswagen will expand electric vehicle production to 16 plants and widen partnerships with battery makers as the German automaker seeks to hit its sales target of 3 million electric cars a year by 2025. Volkswagen has selected partners to provide battery cells and associated technology worth around 20 billion euros ($25 billion) for its growing electric vehicle program, including additional pressure on US pioneer Tesla . Read More »

Broadcom ends bid for Qualcomm after President Trump nixes deal

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On recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the president found there was "credible evidence" that the Singapore-incorporated Broadcom "might take action that threatens to impair the national". He blocked the deal just hours after speaking with Hock Tan, Broadcom's CEO at the Pentagon, who was trying to save the deal. Mr. Trump pre-emptively blocked the purchase on Monday, citing national security concerns. Read More »

Tiger Woods updates from the Arnold Palmer Invitational

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But the number that he is fixated on now is neither his 79 PGA Tour victories nor his 14 major championships. "I feel way more comfortable in the tournament setting", Woods said after his round. "From the time I first won there, to the other times I won the Green Jacket". "If I knew I'd tell you". "No one's going to unseat his ability to do what he did on the golf course, what he can do mentally and how he can grind through stuff". Read More »

Mark Hamill Was Emotional After Seeing Yoda Puppet On Last Jedi Set

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While speaking on a panel at SXSW , Hamill said former President Barack Obama influenced the "dirt off your shoulder" movement. The Director and The Jedi is a full-length documentary directed by Anthony Wonke . PT Friday, March 23. "That's a healthy thing". I read [the script for]Jedi and thought, 'Wait a sec! I'm in black. I have a glove. "Ford then complimented Hamill and said that he had been blown away by the actor's 1976 screen test for the movie and joked that he was" ... Read More »

Google's New Ad Policy - A Ban On Cryptocurrency and ICO Ads

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Google's move to ban crypto-currency-related ads is part of what Spencer described as a broader crackdown on bad actors in the advertising realm. Google said in 2017, it removed more than 3.2 billion advertisements from the web, compared with 1.7 billion in 2016. Read More »

Iowa Senate majority leader steps down after video shows him kissing lobbyist

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The lobbyist has not been identified, but reportedly worked with the legislature, particularly Dix who was in charge of moving measures to the floor as majority leader. Petersen also reiterated her criticism of Dix for how he handled the fallout of a recent sexual misconduct case within the chamber, which involved a former Senate GOP staffer. Read More »

New Mexico's jobless rate fell to 5.9 percent in January

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The department says the state's rate of unemployment has been below 4 percent for 26 consecutive months, which is the longest stretch since the current methodology was put in place in 1976. All Wiregrass counties have jobless rates that are at least 1.4 percent below what they were at this time past year. Indiana's total labor force is 3.3 million. Read More »

Williams sisters to face each other in Indian Wells Masters third round

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The 36-year-old American star's victory set up an all-Williams affair in the next round, with the siblings set to meet for the first time since Serena beat Venus in the 2017 Australian Open final . Serena Williams was ragged at times but used her power to wear down the Dutch 29th seed in Indian Wells, California. Other women advancing to the third round on Saturday included defending champion Elena Vesnina who beat American CiCi Bellis 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. Read More »

Warren: 'I'm not running for president'

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President Donald Trump has turned her claim into a racially tinged attack line, frequently referring to her as "Pocahontas" since May 2016, including at a rally in Saturday night western Pennsylvania. "I'm not running for president", Warren said , adding that she stands by her identification as someone of Native American heritage. What happens after the holidays is anybody's guess. Read More »

IndiGo, GoAir cancel 65 flights after DGCA grounds faulty planes

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Pratt & Whitney is an American aerospace company that manufactures both military and civil aircraft engines. After the incident, the airlines ascertained that none of these affected engines shall be operated with IndiGo . An airport official said the aircraft made the emergency landing at around 2200 hours. The flight crew carried out actions as per SOP and landed back at Ahmedabad following precautionary measures. Read More »

Blankfein Prepares to Exit Goldman, WSJ Reports

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Either way, the bank appears to be laying the groundwork for succession after Blankfein helped guide the bank out of the 2007-'08 financial crisis. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. "He rose through the ranks of the firm's trading business and was named CEO in 2006 when Hank Paulson became Treasury secretary". Blankfein is one of Wall Street's highest paid CEOs. Read More »

Saudi Grants Airspace Approval For Flights To Israel

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Air India is launching a new flight from New Delhi to Tel Aviv, starting on March 22, and has been given permission to use the skies over Saudi Arabia, an Air India spokesperson told CNN. Air India is charging about $700 return fare for its new Tel Aviv - Delhi route. Jerusalem Post had reported that after his meeting with US President Donald Trump, Netanyahu said that Air India signed an agreement that day enabling the flights to and from Israel over Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Amazon Launches discounted Prime for Medicaid Recipients

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Amazon is offering customers with Medicaid a 54% discount on its popular Prime membership . The move vastly expands the number of people now eligible for that discounted rate, with about 35 million American adults enrolled in Medicaid, the public health insurance program for people with low income. Read More »

ISIS-inspired Utah teen tried to blow up high school, police say

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Police also said the suspect had been researching information and expressing interest in ISIS and promoting the organization. Police said if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury or death. Police delivered a search warrant at the home of the young male. OPP have give the all clear after a possible online threat towards Fellowes High School. Read More »

Crude Prices Fall Amid Rising Oil & Gasoline Inventories (USO)

Meantime, crude production cuts from the United Arab Emirates caused OPEC's monthly out-put to fall to a 10-month low in February. The February output figure amounts to the lowest since April 2017. Workers hired by U.S. oil and gas company Apache Corp drill a horizontal well in the Wolfcamp Shale in west Texas Permian Basin near the town of Mertzon, Texas, U.S., October 29, 2013. Read More »

Apple will provide in-house medical care for employees

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The AC Wellness employees will work in "stunning, state of the art wellness centers" near Apple's Cupertino, California , headquarters, according to the job listings . As first reported by CNBC yesterday, Apple "quietly published a website, acwellness.com, with more details about its initiative and a careers page listing jobs". Read More »

Larger Rise in Stockpiles Than Forecasts Weigh on Oil Prices

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The lower freight costs afforded by the economies of scale of the VLCC cargo opens up the global market for US-produced crude oil. Brent , the global benchmark, lost 87 cents, or 1.3%, to $66.63 a barrel. But there's one thing that mainstream seems to be getting wrong. And that means even minus 70 thousand barrels of oil on the market. WTI light sweet oil was down 11 cents at USD62.87 a barrel, having traded between USD60 and USD66 for the past month. Read More »

Could Northampton's Prezzo be at risk?

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Around 100 Prezzo-owned outlets face closure including all 33 branches of its Chimichanga Tex-Mex branches, Sky News reported. The CVA will be overseen by advisory firm AlixPartner, and is likely to involve negotiations with landlords to try to reduce rents at numerous restaurants that remain. Read More »

Severed body parts found in Japan

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Video footage taken by a surveillance camera at the first apartment showed the man and the woman entering the building together. Sources cited by Kyodo said a large amount of air freshener had been used inside the apartment but no blood had been found. Read More »

Realtors Say Existing Home Sales Plummeted in January

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Last month's total existing-home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, saw the largest annual decline in more than three years. Inventory is still down 9.5 percent from a year earlier and - according to Zillow data - most of the inventory gains have been among homes priced in the upper third of the market, not entry-level homes. Read More »

UK wages pick up with fewer foreign nationals in the workforce

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The number of non-UK nationals from outside the European Union working in this country fell by 68,000 to 1.17 million in the quarter to last December compared with the previous year. United Kingdom unemployment increased unexpectedly at the end of past year but wage data was mixed, which may stoke some further speculation about the Bank of England's likely path for interest rate hikes. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi Opens Uttar Pradesh Investors' Summit

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Leaders of businesses including the Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra and Mahindra group , Tata group and Adani group announced big investments in Uttar Pradesh over the next few years, at the investor summit. The Prime Minister said, Rs Rs We have former Mauritius President, PM Sir Aniroodh Jugnauth and investors from across the globe at the summit. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addresses the gathering on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi ... Read More »

Venezuela Set To Launch The Petro, Its New Cryptocurrency

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Its dire economic situation has not been helped by financial sanctions imposed by Washington past year, leading to a dash for cash that critics say is the real driving force behind the launch of the petro . What's more, it is to be extracted through joint ventures in which the government holds only a 60% stake. The sanctions - levied past year by Washington - block USA banks and investors from acquiring newly issued Venezuelan debt, effectively preventing the country from borrowing ... Read More »

Police suspect Benjamin Netanyahu associate of trying to bribe judge

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The case police have skipped for now, file 3,000, a.k.a. the Submarine Scandal, is probably the mots serious of all the three or four cases still pending against the prime minister, involving allegations that Netanyahu opted to purchase German submarines to the tune of roughly half a billion euro each (there were three) against the expert opinion of the IDF brass, benefiting his associates. Read More »

US FCC Faces Internal Probe Into Chairman Ajit Pai's Actions, Says Lawmaker

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And last April, two weeks before Sinclair announced their plans to purchase Tribune, the FCC tweaked the UHF discount , allowing one company to reach up to 78 percent of American homes, shattering previous ownership caps. In the letter , the two representatives said the media ownership rule changes "have raised serious concerns about whether Chairman Pai's actions comply with the FCC's mandate to be independent". Read More »

Over 50% tariffs on steel recommended to Trump

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Secretary Ross has recommended to President Trump three alternative remedies for dealing with the excessive imports of aluminum. The tariffs and quotas would vary from country to country, with the highest ones going to aluminum from China and Russian Federation, among other countries, and the highest steel tariffs on imports from countries including Brazil, China and Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump Says Israeli Settlements Complicate Peace Course of

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Putin also commented that stability in the region is "far from what we want to see". In addition, the presidents discussed other topics of common concern - Trump, in particular, told Putin that more steps should be taken to ensure North Korea gives up its nuclear program, the White House said . Read More »

Margie's Money Saver: National Pizza Day deals

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From 3 p.m.to 7 p.m., participating Baskin-Robbins locations are giving out free samples of their new Sweetheart Polar Pizza. Before you order, consider this: A study from food delivery provider Foodler determined the most popular pizza toppings. Read More »

Video shows woman believed to have left newborn, note in airport bathroom

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The child is healthy and in the care of the Arizona Department of Child Safety. The abandoned infant was found with a torn umbilical cord and medics were rushed to the spot. Over the last 20 years USA states have introduced safe-haven laws allowing newborn babies to be left at designated areas such as hospitals and firehouses, to prevent the precarious practice of dumping unwanted infants on doorsteps or under bushes. Read More »

Hong Kong benchmark heads for correction as China shares tumble

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Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. China Unicom has a 52 week low of $11.93 and a 52 week high of $16.55. FMR LLC now owns 4,127,672 shares of the Wireless communications provider's stock worth $61,750,000 after purchasing an additional 691,500 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

SBI Q3 earnings today: 4 things to watch out for

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State Bank of India ( SBI ) unloaded two bits of bad news after market hours on Friday: An unexpected first quarterly net loss in at least 17 years and significant divergences in provisioning compared to the Reserve Bank of India's assessment. Read More »

Martin Schulz exits coalition in bid to stave off revolt

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Her next step up the party ladder came in September previous year when she was appointed SPD parliamentary leader, just weeks after the party's election result sunk to a mere 20.5% - its lowest level since modern Germany was founded. The coalition deal unites the two largest factions in Germany's parliament into one governing majority. He announced on Wednesday he was swapping the SPD leadership for the foreign ministry, elbowing aside incumbent Sigmar Gabriel after less than a year. Read More »

Credit Suisse Roiled by Volatility Bet

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The CBOE has a video explaining some of Monday's VIX trading activity. One of the most popular time frames using RSI is the 14-day. Some market participants blamed Monday's late-day stocks meltdown and the after-hours futures rollercoaster on the massive unwinding of short positions in volatility-linked ETPs. Read More »