Canadian men win bronze at London Sevens

Canadian men win bronze at London Sevens

Scotland came from behind to beat England 12-7 in an all-British final at the World Rugby London Sevens today at Twickenham . "I'm proud of the players and I'm proud of the staff", he said. They had earlier defeated United States 21-14 in the semi-final thanks to Joe Nayacavou's try with the final play of the game. Eden Agero scored and converted his own try before captain Andrew Amonde grounded a converted try for a 14-0 lead. Read More

AT&T workers set strike date for tomorrow

This company made $13 billion in profits a year ago, but is now denying its workers, who are making this company so profitable, the contract they deserve. Their walkout started early Friday afternoon, and it's the first time AT&T wireless workers have gone on strike. We have made every effort to bargain in good faith with AT&T but have been met with delays and excuses. Read More

Disney's Unreleased Film Claimed to Be Held for Ransom by Hackers

Disney's Unreleased Film Claimed to Be Held for Ransom by Hackers

Although Disney CEO Bob Iger did not reveal the film that was claimed to be held by hackers, he did reveal to ABC employees during a town hall meeting in NY on Monday that the pilfering of the film definitely occurred. Deadline .com said the film was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales , the latest instalment of the franchise starring Johnny Depp. Disney did not immediately respond to a Guardian query seeking confirmation. Read More

US retail sales rebounded in April after sluggish winter

US retail sales rebounded in April after sluggish winter

Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected a 0.5% gain. On a year-on-year basis, sales rose 4.5% in April. Commerce reported a 0.4 percent increase from March to April at $474.9 million and a 4.5 percent gain over April 2016. Read More

Tesla boss says orders for its solar roof product will open today

Tesla boss says orders for its solar roof product will open today

Buyers will want Tesla's roof, he said , because it looks as good or better than a normal roof. Thankfully you won't have to worry about installing the Solar Roof yourself. This is a very very rough estimate though so if you're curious there's a calculator on Tesla's site that can help potential customers find out. Tesla estimated that a typical homeowner would expect to pay US$21.85 a square foot for the solar roof , "and benefit from a attractive new roof that also increases the ... Read More

Oil Producers Have Consensus to Extend Cuts, 2 OPEC Members Say

Oil Producers Have Consensus to Extend Cuts, 2 OPEC Members Say

By the time OPEC meets in Vienna on May 25, USA output will be approaching the 9.5 million barrels a day mark - higher than in November 2014 when OPEC started a two-year price war. United States light crude oil ended the day up 50 cents, or 1.6%, at $47.83. It also forced US producers to become more efficient, and they can now withstand much lower prices than just a few years ago. Read More

US, European stocks touch record highs as calm backs risk rally

US, European stocks touch record highs as calm backs risk rally

On the Nasdaq, 1,501 issues rose and 1,233 fell. In contrast, I view decreasing levels of equity volatility as a very bullish quantitative factor, given the current U.S. It briefly touched a record high of 2,399.94. (MAR) were all trading higher after reporting better-than-expected quarterly results. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC had declined 0.02 percent to 6,099.24. Read More

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (HTZ) Bonds Trading 1.3% Higher

The Estero, Florida-based company said it had a loss of $2.69 per share. The company is estimating to achieve earnings per share (EPS ) growth of -28.40% in this year and the earnings per share (EPS ) growth expected to be 62.10% in the next year. Read More

Baba Ramdev plans fast food chain to counter McDonald's, KFC

Baba Ramdev plans fast food chain to counter McDonald's, KFC

Now operating primarily from Hardwar, Patanjali is looking to set up facilities at destinations such as Noida, Nagpur and Indore, among others, that would take his production capacity to Rs 60,000 crore in the next one year from Rs 35,000 crore now. Read More

Officials prepare for Day of Prayer

Officials prepare for Day of Prayer

The third annual event in the Falls, being held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, was originally planned for Hyde Park, but after checking out the muddy, windy and wet location near Duck Island on Wednesday, planners chose to move the celebration indoors to the veterans post nearby. Read More

UFC creates 4th weight class for women, adding 125-pounders

UFC creates 4th weight class for women, adding 125-pounders

This isn't the first time the UFC has decided on an inaugural champion for a new division via TUF, as the first ever women's strawweight champion was crowned on TUF 20. Season 30 tryouts will commence on May 30th at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas for fighters aged between 21 - 34 with a winning three fight record. Read More

U.S. trade deficit improves slightly in March

U.S. trade deficit improves slightly in March

Advertisment Statistics Canada released figures Thursday morning showing that Canadian exports surged to a record $47 billion in March, but the country still posted a $135-million trade deficit for the month as imports also rose. -China trade deficit increased 7.0 percent to $24.6 billion in March. The government reported last week that trade had a neutral impact on the 0.7 percent annualized rise in gross domestic product in the first quarter. Read More

American Airlines tops first-quarter profit views; unveils pay hike

American is in contract negotiations with its mechanics and ground workers union groups, but the company implemented pay raises for those employees in September. United , Delta and Southwest all predict an increase in the revenue measures, known as PRASM, for the current quarter. The flight attendants' union recently lost an arbitration in which they argued a recent raise should have been 8.2 percent. Read More

Oil Slips as US Gasoline Stockpiles Climb, Crude Supplies Drop

On the NYME, the May delivery for West Texas Intermediate dropped by 24 cents to reach $52.41 per barrel. Traders opined that oil prices gained support as OPEC's secretary general assured that the oil cartel is committed to rebalance market stability by bringing down crude stocks down across the globe to the industry's five-year average. Read More

Marissa Mayer Is Leaving Yahoo with an Insane Amount of Money

Marissa Mayer Is Leaving Yahoo with an Insane Amount of Money

Getting more pay than Armstrong for leaving rather than staying is one of the examples that show how well Marissa Mayer did since she became Yahoo CEO five years ago. Mayer has about $84 million in stock options and $25 million in restricted stock units, according to the Monday filing. Mayer admitted that year the company had only started investing in mobile in 2013 and was "late" and "behind". Read More

Treasury doesn't name any countries as currency manipulators

One of Donald Trump's most prominent trade advisers has rounded on the president for his U-turn on branding China a currency manipulator. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Democratic leader, said in a statement Friday. China held down the value of its currency, called the renminbi, RMB or yuan, to help its exporters for roughly a decade. In fact, the president's trade stance on China has taken an even softer tone since he met last week with President Xi Jinping. Read More

US FCC to launch 'comprehensive review' of media regulations

US FCC to launch 'comprehensive review' of media regulations

And it could pave the way for the FCC to reverse a key decision, undertaken in 2015, to regulate Internet providers like legacy telephone companies. "Broadcasting, and broadcasters, will not be a speed bump" for the Commission under his Chairmanship, PAI said, pointing to his making TV's "next-gen" ATSC 3.0 a priority. Read More

AT&T Rising: Q1 Rev Misses, Year Profit Growth View Tops Consensus

AT&T Rising: Q1 Rev Misses, Year Profit Growth View Tops Consensus

AT&T is trying to diversify by buying Time Warner Inc TWX.N in a $85.4 billion deal that would give it control of cable channels like HBO and CNN as well as film studio Warner Bros. The company posted first-quarter earnings excluding some items of 74 cents a share, matching analysts' predictions. Revenues fell 2.8% from past year to $39.4 billion, missing analysts' view for $40.5 billion. Read More

Jefferies & Co reiterated John Wood Group PLC (ADR) (LON:WG) as 'Underperform'

Jefferies & Co reiterated John Wood Group PLC (ADR) (LON:WG) as 'Underperform'

Stock research analysts at Credit Suisse have GBX 1175.00 PT on RPC Group PLC (LON:RPC). This is 14.08% from the close price. About 501,992 shares traded. Technical Products is engaged in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing standard, modified and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components and protect the people that use them. Read More

Silver Prices Slip Following Round One of French Election

Politicians on the moderate left and right, including French President Francois Hollande and the losing Socialist and Republican party candidates in Sunday's first-round vote, maneuvered to block Le Pen's path to power. USA shares were also set to drift higher with Dow futures up 0.9 percent at 20,677. Le Pen offers an alternative for anyone skeptical of the European Union and France's role in it, said Louis Aliot, another National Front vice president. Read More

LVMH to consolidate hold on Dior in multibillion-euro deal

LVMH to consolidate hold on Dior in multibillion-euro deal

Through Semyrhamis, a company held by the Arnault family, the group will file a simplified mixed public offer on Christian Dior shares it does not own, which are equal to 25.7 percent of the share capital. Mr Arnault said the deal was an "important milestone". The world's top luxury company LVMH said Tuesday it plans take full control of Christian Dior (Swiss: CDI.SW - news) in order to harness the "high growth potential" of "one of the world's most iconic brands", whose sales have ... Read More

PPG Raises AkzoNobel Takeover Bid To $29B

PPG Raises AkzoNobel Takeover Bid To $29B

While Akzo Nobel turned down the prior offer, it did make the Dutch company consider options for its specialty chemicals business. The trans-Atlantic battle between the two paint companies has seen its fair share of drama in recent weeks, thanks it part to Akzo's hedgie shareholder. Read More

Turkish military says struck PKK targets in Iraq's Sinjar, northeastern Syria

Turkey's military says its warplanes have carried out airstrikes against what it says are Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria . Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long said that the Sinjar region, some 115 km (71 miles) from the Turkish border, is becoming a hotbed for PKK militants, and that Ankara would take measures to stop the group expanding its activities there. Read More

Kevin Chappell grabs Texas Open lead, eyes first PGA Tour victory

Kevin Chappell grabs Texas Open lead, eyes first PGA Tour victory

But Koepka made the charge with birdies on his opening two holes, then a streak of three more starting with a 20-foot birdie putt at No. 6. Funk and Sluman, who won the tournament in 2014, birdied five of their first six holes on the par-3 Top of the Rock course while playing modified alternate shot and closed with five more birdies on the back nine in a four-ball format. Read More

Wynne to slap 15 per cent tax on foreign real estate speculators

Wynne to slap 15 per cent tax on foreign real estate speculators

Ontario announced a rash of measures including a tax on foreign buyers and expanded rent control as part of a plan to temper escalating home prices in Toronto . NDP MPP Peter Tabuns slammed the government failing to move faster to address the rent control loophole. But he noted that the impact of policy changes is hard to predict, and there is a risk of fallout beyond the housing market in other pockets of the banks' consumer credit business that includes credit cards and auto loans. Read More

China to host int'l cooperation summit in May with 28 leaders

China to host int'l cooperation summit in May with 28 leaders

Since 2013, China has invested more than 50 billion USA dollars in Belt and Road countries. According to Wang, 28 heads of state and government leaders will attend the forum. "In fact, China, Russia and Central Asian countries have made significant progress in implementing the One Belt, One Road Initiative". While China says the New Silk Road is not political, it has run into opposition from India due to a section of it in Pakistan, known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, where some ... Read More

Kapanen scores double OT winner as Leafs beat Capitals 4-3

Kapanen scores double OT winner as Leafs beat Capitals 4-3

The game featured feats of endurance by Toronto's defensive corps, which lost Roman Polak for the game and the remainder of the season when he was injured on a Brooks Orpik hit in the second period. "I think Toronto has really dictated the series", he said. "But the reality of it is, it's going to be a long series no matter who you play, and if you play really well and you get a couple breaks and you execute, and you're playing well as a team, you may take out a team a little earlier", said ... Read More

Retail Sales, Consumer Prices Fell in March

Retail Sales, Consumer Prices Fell in March

The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales dropped 0.2 percent last month. All other sectors saw increases over the same month past year, with the miscellaneous retail stores category posting the third best gain of 6.5%. For the first time in almost two years, retail sales declined two months in a row, highlighting once again the current challenges facing a retail industry that has suffered a number of bankruptcies and store closures so far in 2017. Read More

Uber denies stealing Google technology

Uber denies stealing Google technology

Otto's founder, Andrew Levandowski is a former Google employee who resigned and was eventually accused of stealing more than 14,000 documents pertaining to the self-driving vehicle technology. It has argued for arbitration on grounds that the lawsuit stems from the actions of Levandowski while he was with Alphabet, and so should be covered by Alphabet's employee agreement with him. Read More

ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd Buys 70788 Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (COF)

ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd Buys 70788 Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (COF)

This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.48%. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 177,211 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,351,606.70. The Pennsylvania-based Twin Management has invested 0.24% in Capital One Financial Corp. Out of rating recommendations 2 have given the stock a Buy while 6 recommend the stock as Outperform. Read More