Posts Tagged ‘PAID’

Mexican Economy Maintains Growth in First Quarter

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Mexico’s economy kept up steady growth in the first quarter, expanding for a 15th consecutive period despite concerns that strained trade and investment relations with the U.S. will bring about a sharp slowdown.

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Le Pen Appointee Resigns Post Amid Holocaust Controversy

Friday, April 28th, 2017

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s replacement to serve as interim head of her National Front party steps down after his remarks in 2000 over the use of poison gas in Nazi death camps resurface.

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Brazil General Strike Disrupts Transportation

Friday, April 28th, 2017

A general strike in Brazil on Friday, called to protest proposed labor and pension changes, has disrupted public transportation around the country and some analysts say it could force the government to weaken the proposed reforms.

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U.S. Presses for Tougher Global Action on North Korea

Friday, April 28th, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a session of the United Nations Security Council that all nations should downgrade ties with North Korea and urged more diplomatic and economic pressure on Kim Jong Un’s regime to confront the nuclear threat from Pyongyang.

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Pope, in Egypt, Takes Aim at Violence Based on Religion

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Pope Francis opened a two-day visit to Egypt Friday with a forceful denunciation of religiously inspired violence and a call for religious freedom, three weeks after terrorists killed dozens in bombings at two Christian churches there.

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Congress Passes Stopgap Spending Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Congress on Friday approved legislation to extend funding for the federal government by one week, avoiding a partial government shutdown on Saturday.

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Economy Needs Consumers to Shop Again

Friday, April 28th, 2017

First-quarter slowdowns have become such a regular feature of the U.S. economy that investors will be tempted to brush off this last one. They shouldn’t.

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Thales to Buy U.S. Big-Data Analysis Firm Guavus

Friday, April 28th, 2017

France’s Thales is acquiring U.S. big-data analysis firm Guavus amid a wider push by U.S. and European aerospace and defense companies to capitalize on the vast amount of information their sophisticated systems collect.

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Nintendo to Launch New 2DS XL Handheld Game Device in July

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Nintendo Co. said Friday it will launch an updated version of its popular 2DS hand-held game device in July.

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SoftBank Set to Invest Over $1.5 Billion in India’s Paytm

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The deal will give SoftBank Group a 20% stake in Paytm’s parent company One97 Communications, marking the Japanese conglomerate’s single largest investment in an Indian tech firm.

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China Rights Lawyer Gets Suspended Sentence After Two Years’ Detention

Friday, April 28th, 2017

A Chinese court sentenced a prominent civil liberties lawyer following a closed-door trial, effectively letting him go nearly two years after he was detained in a clampdown on legal activists.

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China Pushes Ahead With Human Gene Trials

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Scientists at Nanjing University are using a gene-editing process called Crispr-Cas9 to hack into DNA—giving them the power to add, edit and delete genes with great precision.

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EU to Say Northern Ireland Can Join Bloc in Event of Unification

Friday, April 28th, 2017

European Union leaders are set to promise that if Northern Ireland were to unite with the Republic of Ireland in future, it would automatically rejoin the bloc.

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Congress Seeks IRS Comment After College Aid Tool Breach

Friday, April 28th, 2017

A group from a House committee is concerned the IRS has failed to protect taxpayers’ online data following a security breach that has affected financial aid applications.

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GDP Growth Slowed as Spending by Consumers Lagged

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The U.S. economy’s output grew at the slowest pace in three years during the first quarter, underscoring the challenges facing the Trump administration as it seeks to rev up growth.

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Consumer Sentiment Remains High Despite GDP Report

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Consumer sentiment about the U.S. economy remained high in April, even as the Commerce Department said U.S. economic output increased at the slowest pace in three years.

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Europe’s Surprising Inflation Could Catch Markets Off Guard

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Europe isn’t following the script many had for it this year. April’s inflation numbers are a challenge to perceptions of the eurozone.

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Didi, China’s Uber, Raises $5.5 Billion

Friday, April 28th, 2017

China’s Didi Chuxing Technology said it raised $5.5 billion in a new funding round, valuing the ride-hailing company at more than $50 billion.

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Qualcomm Warns of Lower Profit as Apple Dispute Bites

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Qualcomm slashed its profit forecast, saying it no longer expects any patent-licensing revenue from the iPhone in the current quarter as a result of its increasingly bitter legal battle with Apple.

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EU Foreign Ministers Clash Over Relations With Turkey

Friday, April 28th, 2017

European Union foreign ministers clashed over the bloc’s future relations with Turkey, as Hungary and some others argued that security concerns and Turkey’s control of Syrian migrants are paramount.

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Trump Plays North Korean Game of Risk

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Trading on its perceived higher tolerance for conflict and loss of life, North Korea for decades has used the prospect of war to gain leverage in negotiations—but this time Donald Trump seems willing to respond with brinkmanship of his own.

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Why Airlines Will Keep Overbooking, Even After United Incident

Friday, April 28th, 2017

In wake of the fallout from the passenger incident on United Airlines, Southwest Airlines is planning to stop overbooking flights by the end of June. But don’t expect other airlines to follow suit or for the practice to go away.

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Sony Finds Success in All the Right Places

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Sony reported strong results Friday but what should excite investors are the rosy forecasts for the future.

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Pope Francis to Visit Thousand-Year-Old Egyptian University

Friday, April 28th, 2017

A thousand-year-old university where Pope Francis will take part in a peace conference on Friday is at the center of a dispute gripping Egypt over how to modernize Islam at a time of terrorist violence.

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In President’s Videos, All is Calm in Venezuela

Friday, April 28th, 2017

As antigovernment protests shake Venezuela’s streets, President Nicolás Maduro is presenting an image of a very different country in a series of social-media videos, all starring himself.

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Sony Expects Operating Profit to Surge to $4.5 Billion

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Sony said operating profit for this fiscal year will likely be one of the strongest in the company’s 71-year history, buoyed by its game, semiconductor and financial units.

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Why Trump Decided to Back Off Nafta Threat

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Conversations with the Mexican and Canadian heads of state, along with a flood of calls from business executives, helped steer President Trump away from an idea that some of his own advisers feared was a rash and unnecessary threat.

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U.S. Floats Talks With North Korea, Shuns Regime Change

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

The Trump administration said Thursday that it is not seeking to overthrow North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over his nuclear weapons program and would consider holding talks, if Pyongyang pursues “the right agenda.”

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Trump Remarks on Trade, Missile Defense Rattle South Korea

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump raised new doubts in South Korea about two pillars of bilateral ties by saying he wants to renegotiate a free-trade deal and have Seoul pay for an American missile-defense system intended to shield the country against any North Korean attack.

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Shining a Bright Light on Dodgy Chinese Data

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Chinese GDP data is widely considered to be unreliable. But new estimates of growth from a surprising source hint that the recent uptick isn’t pure fiction.

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