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Economy

If the Fed does stick with its new forecast for three rate increases this year and three in 2019, its key policy rate would stand at 3.4 percent after five years of credit tightening. The average rate on a five-year Treasury-indexed adjustable-rate mortgages is now about 3.67 percent, according to Freddie Mac. In determining the timing and size of future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate, the Committee will assess realized and expected economic conditions relative to ...
  • Trump Sends Loud Message in Blocking Deal

    Trump Sends Loud Message in Blocking Deal

    Economy

    President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday blocking Broadcom Ltd from pursuing its hostile takeover of Qualcomm Inc , scuttling a $ 117 billion deal that had been scrutinized by a secretive panel over the tie-up's threat to USA national security.
  • Jamie Carragher apologises for spitting incident and 'moment of madness'

    Jamie Carragher apologises for spitting incident and 'moment of madness'

    Economy

    However, unofficial Sky News insider Lee Satchell has revealed that there was another former footballer who rang in two give his two cents on the matter. "Again, all I can do right now is apologise as much as possible". "I am speaking to people at Sky and working at the best way forward". Obviously they were upset and disappointed last night.
  • Trump's Military Parade Set for Veterans Day, Will Include Heavy Air Component

    Trump's Military Parade Set for Veterans Day, Will Include Heavy Air Component

    Economy

    In order to "minimize damage to local infrastructure" the event will not include any tanks, but will include a "heavy air component" featuring both modern and historic aircraft. President Donald Trump's wish for a military parade in Washington on Veterans Day has been granted. The organizers call for the parade to display the changing role of women in the military, "from separate formations in World War II to today's integrated formations".
  • Facebook Steps Up To Plate With MLB Streaming Deal

    Facebook Steps Up To Plate With MLB Streaming Deal

    Economy

    Facebook has once again struck a deal to air Major League Baseball games on its platform. The new agreement, which Bloomberg reports is valued at around $30-$35 million, is a significant increase in investment from previous year, which saw Facebook simulcast 20 local Major League Baseball games on Friday nights.
  • Waymo Extends Self-Driving Trials To Cargo-Carrying Semi Trucks In Atlanta

    Waymo Extends Self-Driving Trials To Cargo-Carrying Semi Trucks In Atlanta

    Economy

    Over this period, Waymo has improved its software by learning to drive the big rigs in much the same way a human driver would after years of driving passenger cars. According to the American Trucking Associations, trucking revenues were $676.2 billion in 2016, while trucks moved more than 10.4 billion tons of freight.
  • Security issue at Brisbane Airport

    Security issue at Brisbane Airport

    Economy

    The other domestic terminal, T3, is operated by Qantas and did not experience the same issue. Officials are urging any passengers who planned to fly from Sydney airport today to call their airline and/or check their flight time and status online.
  • Amazon could expand Alexa's smart home offerings post Ring acquisition

    Amazon could expand Alexa's smart home offerings post Ring acquisition

    Economy

    According to a report from Business Insider , Nest products won't be sold by e-commerce website Amazon.com to any further extent the moment existing stock sold out. Amazon's decision to stop selling competing Google products reflects its dedication to making a name for itself the field of future computing platforms.
  • Man takes a $1600 Uber ride home after drunken night out

    Man takes a $1600 Uber ride home after drunken night out

    Economy

    The grand total for the Uber ride was $1,635.93. But instead of being driven to the nearby place he's staying that night, he gets taken to his actual home more than 300 miles away in Gloucester County , N.J. We're not sure how many Uber drivers would be game for a London to Newcastle run at 3am, but some of the ones we've spoken to in the past have told us about some pretty lengthy trips.
  • Dow drops 380 points, ending 10 consecutive months of gains

    Dow drops 380 points, ending 10 consecutive months of gains

    Economy

    About 8.1 billion shares changed hands on US exchanges. The S&P 500 fell 30 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,713. Eastern time. The index is coming off its worst month in two years, when concerns about higher inflation and rates helped trigger a 10 per cent drop.
  • New weather satellite built in Colorado will launch on Thursday

    New weather satellite built in Colorado will launch on Thursday

    Economy

    The combined target areas mean the two next-generation spacecraft have a almost complete view of the Western Hemisphere with modern tools that capture high-definition images several times faster than legacy weather satellites. NOAA, NASA , universities and private sector researchers will use the data and results to craft the next GOES series. During Hurricane Harvey , for instance, data from the satellite allowed first responders to know when it was safe to go out as the storm's eye passed ...
  • Edinburgh Airport open but Easyjet and Ryanair flights cancelled

    Edinburgh Airport open but Easyjet and Ryanair flights cancelled

    Economy

    Travelers on cancelled flights can claim a full refund if they no longer wish to travel. We have a 24 hour team in place at airport to minimise the severe weather conditions expected later today from Storm Emma. Will my insurance cover me if my flight was delayed? "Due to the ongoing freezing temperatures across the United Kingdom, some flights may be subject to delay or cancellation".
  • Latest weather outlook for the North East

    Latest weather outlook for the North East

    Economy

    There is an increasing chance that a further spell of more persistent snow may move north into parts of southern England, Wales and central England during the day. - Hundreds of schools were forced to close, including more than 125 in North Yorkshire and more than 330 across Kent, giving thousands of children a second snow day.
  • Best Buy to Shut US Mobile Phone Stores

    Best Buy to Shut US Mobile Phone Stores

    Economy

    Best Buy wouldn't say how many employees would be affected by the move, but the letter said it will help them find other jobs within the company over the next three months. Key to Best Buy's proposition is its in-store and at-home customer service, experts have told Retail Dive. The consumer electronics retailer posted revenue of $15.36 billion in the period, also beating Street forecasts.
  • Japanese police find missing woman's head in American sightseer's suitcase

    Japanese police find missing woman's head in American sightseer's suitcase

    Economy

    Local media reported that video footage from a surveillance camera showed her entering the condominium with the man. Traces of blood were found at the property, where a large amount of air freshener had also been used, Kyodo reported. However, the woman was not found inside. Local media said the discoveries were based on information supplied by the suspect. An American man is under investigation in Japan related to his suspected role in the disappearance of a woman reported missing earlier ...