Markets

40000-plus AT&T staff threaten to strike Friday

And in February, an estimated 21,000 AT&T Mobility workers in 36 states voted to strike as well, with 93 percent in favor. He said the contracts at issue ...


Euro near eight-month high v Australian dollar

Recently improved economic data from the euro area has fueled speculation that the central bank may signal a shift in monetary policy as early as its June mee...


Merchants Trust plc (MRCH) Announces GBX 6.10 Dividend

It has a 19.59 P/E ratio. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, January 15. Wolseley plc (LON:WOS) has risen 9.58% since October 13, 201...


Pippa Middleton Is Reportedly in a Bridal Boot Camp

Since news about Pippa Middleton's upcoming wedding came out, people have been hankering to know the details of her wedding dress. And there is a great numb...


Jakarta governor sentenced to 2 years in prison for blasphemy

About 85 percent of its population are Muslim, but the country officially respects six religions. But there has been a rise in attacks on minorities in recent y...


Coalition backed on budget bank levy

But it wants time to consider the hike in the Medicare levy. There are plenty of new taxes - in fact $20.8 billion - but they are overly reliant on big corporat...


ANC concerned over ruling ordering Zuma to explain cabinet reshuffle

The ANC said in a statement that the appointment of ministers and deputies, as well as reshuffling of the cabinet, was "a discretionary and political decision o...


Oversupply fears push oil prices to five-month lows

In the United States, meanwhile, job growth rebounded sharply in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent, near a 10-year low, according to govern...


Google Settles Italian Tax Row For Over $330M

Italy ends this tax dispute after a similar settlement with Apple in December 2015, where Apple paid 318 million euros (USD 349 million). Google said in...


Apple makes $1B commitment toward more US manufacturing jobs

Apple intends to invest in programs that can train workers how to code - but that much of the money for this effort will be borrowed rather than drawn from its...


Puerto Rico seeks protection from creditor suits under new Promesa law

Shown here is the capitol of the US territory in San Juan . Puerto Rico announced a historic restructuring of its public debt, touching off what may be the b...


MMA: UFC to introduce new flyweight category for women fighters

Now the UFC has three female weight divisions, bantamweight (135 pounds), strawweight (115 pounds), and featherweight (145 pounds). The Las Vegas-based promotio...


U.S. trade deficit narrows in March

At the same time, exports to the European Union and South Korea rose to records, while shipments to Germany were the highest since 2008. Imports of goods an...


Donald Trump to create new office on VA accountability, whistleblower protection

David Shulkin, the Secretary of Veteran Affairs, visited the Durham VA, the facility that made national headlines in February when photos of a veteran lying on ...


As front-runner quits, remaining Conservative candidates battle it out

Last month, he called O'Leary "a loser" after the celebrity businessman reportedly accused his campaign of trying to buy its way to the top by signing up "fake ...


Marissa Mayer will walk away from Yahoo with $186 million

Included in the figure is her golden parachute payout of $23 million, which largely consists of restricted stock. Another $84 million in stock options, Roe poin...


Barack Obama criticised for '$400000 Wall Street speech fee'

During his administration, Obama blamed Wall Street bankers for the 2008 financial crisis, publicly called for their accountability, and in 2009 referred to th...


AT&T Meets Q1 Earnings Forecast, Adds 2.7 Million Wireless Customers

The company said gains in the DirecTV Now streaming service helped offset the linear TV subscriber decline. AT&T Inc's T.N quarterly revenue missed estima...


Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'

Consumer groups have argued that Internet providers have a strong incentive to force websites such as Netflix or Google to pay a fee to be displayed on consumer...


French Presidential Polls: Macron Must Win Big to Fulfil Pledges

It was a vote against the system as no major party made it to the run-off stage for the first time in contemporary French history. The Standard & Poor's 500 i...


PPG Makes 'Last Invitation' to Dutch Rival Akzo

The move comes a day before Akzo, which has declined two previous approaches from PPG, faces a group of unhappy shareholders at its annual meeting. "We are ex...


Chappell survives gusty winds to lead Texas Open by one

He finally grabbed a share of the lead on the par-5 18th, after nailing his third shot to within five feet and sinking a birdie putt to finish off his round of ...


United Crew Can No Longer Bump a Boarded Passenger

The incident sparked outrage among other passengers as well as on social media. When a United Airlines flight attendant approached them to ask if they were in...


Volkswagen ordered to pay $2.8 billion in USA diesel emissions cheating scandal

District Judge Sean Cox approved deal and fine - the largest ever levied by the USA government against an automaker - negotiated by VW and the Justice Departmen...


Ontario, Canada brings in foreign housing tax to cool market

The decision, promised by Sousa last November, making it mandatory for all buyers in Ontario to reveal their citizenship and place of residence, would take effe...


Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers

Trump is heading Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he plans to sign an order dubbed " Buy American and Hire American ", said administration officials w...


Bebe is closing all its stores by the end of May

In a regulatory filing , company officials said they would liquidate all merchandise and fixtures inside their stores. About bebe stores, inc . Bebe Store...


'Aussie values': 457 visa will go

He said the government would work with companies to ensure they met labour market testing requirements, and warned "there will be a particular focus on companie...


The Case for and Against Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

For the Current Quarter, 5 analysts are projecting the mean EPS to be $0.3/share. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.60 on this stock (A rating of less th...


Ronaldo hat-trick sends Real Madrid into semi-finals after thriller

The Portuguese, who now has eight goals against Bayern, is the third player to score a hat-trick against the German heavyweights in the Champions League after R...


Russia blocks UN Security Council condemnation of Syria attack

Presidents change and lawmakers come and go, but The Washington Times is always here, and FREE online. He said "it would be a fantastic thing" if the two nati...


New Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder here this year

The rumors started long ago about Jaguar slapping the F-Type with a base four cylinder and now it's official, the version is only available with RWD and an ei...


Trump says China won't be labeled a currency manipulator

Yesterday, President Trump walked that back. But market reaction, in Europe at least, suggests investors might be looking beyond the President's views on Chin...


Oil demand growth seen slowing for a second year

While cutbacks by Opec and Russian Federation since January have brought world markets " very close to balance " and should deplete stockpiles in the second qua...


Ronaldo landmark as Madrid wins 2-1, ends Bayern record run

Real's Germany midfielder Toni Kroos hopes Lewandowski is fit to play. Ancelotti says "little things will make the difference" between the star-studded squads...


Uber Scoffs at Google Spinoff's Claims in Self-Driving Car Case

Waymo also alleged that its former manager Anthony Levandowski downloaded thousands of key files describing the technology before resigning from his post and s...


Elliott looking to oust AkzoNobel chairman

Burgmans will be rejected ". AzkoNobel, the paints and coating group, claimed that Elliott Advisors was preparing to share potentially price-sensitive info...


Qualcomm countersues Apple over modem chip performance

Qualcomm points the finger at Apple , claiming that it is Apple that is covertly trying to undermine Qualcomm's business by either misrepresenting its busin...


BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $264 Million

The company reported an impressive total revenue of 1.31 Billion in the last fiscal year. The firm had revenue of $297 million for the quarter, compared to anal...


Employment rate remains high amid record numbers of job vacancies

Consumer price inflation stood at 2.3 percent in the 12 months to March and the Bank of England expects it to approach 2.7 percent by the end of this year. This...