Markets


Stocks Weaken At Close; Dow Takes First Monthly Hit Since October
- April 02, 2017

For the first quarter, the Nasdaq is set to deliver the best return of the three main indexes, with a almost 10% gain as of Thursday's close. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA - 20,728.49) closed with a 69.2-point, or 0.3%, gain, with Exxon Mobil's 2% pop pacing the 18 advancers. (more...)
Winter Storm Watch upgraded to Winter Storm Warning Winter Storm Watch upgraded to Winter Storm Warning
- April 02, 2017

Saturday . Poughkeepsie is predicted to receive less than an inch of snow, she said, while Pine Plains further north is predicted to receive 1 to 2 inches of snow. The weather service and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation cautioned drivers to avoid roads where flooding is likely Saturday morning. (more...)
In Gibraltar, Union Jack Still Favoured After Brexit Vote In Gibraltar, Union Jack Still Favoured After Brexit Vote
- April 01, 2017

Fearing that this type of disruption could happen again without European Union protection, Gibraltarians voted by 96 percent to stay in the bloc in last year's referendum. Downing Street said May had made clear the Government was "absolutely steadfast in our support of Gibraltar , its people and its economy" in the House of Commons on Wednesday. (more...)
Trump's Keystone XL decision sets up new fight in Nebraska
- March 31, 2017

Trump officials authorized the project in two months after the Obama administration took more than six years to review it. In his February 28 speech to a Joint Session on Congress, the president stated that his memo had "cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines - thereby creating tens of thousands of jobs". (more...)
Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus, Democrats Trump says 'we must fight' Freedom Caucus, Democrats
- March 31, 2017

So what is the Freedom Caucus , and why is the president of the United States threatening to defeat members of his own party? "I don't want that to happen", Ryan told CBS "This Morning" program, referring to Trump's offer to work with Democrats. (more...)
Top aide to President Trump leaves administration
- March 31, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said no more White House staff changes are planned at this time. Walsh, who served under Priebus at the Republican National Committee, the Trump campaign and the White House, will be a senior adviser to America First Policies. (more...)
Crude palm oil futures extend losses, down 0.34% on low demand
- March 30, 2017

Oil prices dropped more than 10% since the start of this year, affected by the increase in shale productions and the USA crude inventories, which nearly erased all the gains made since the OPEC production cut agreement to cut 1.8 million barrel daily in the first half of 2017. (more...)
Ready, set, go to annual Easter Egg Hunt Ready, set, go to annual Easter Egg Hunt
- March 29, 2017

There will also be Easter activity pads and crayons for the children. Some events require advance registration, so don't delay. Bring baskets; wear rain boots in case of muddy fields since the event is held rain or shine. This FREE event is intended for ages 13 and under. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available. For more information and to pre-register go to www.megaegghunt.org . (more...)
Facebook Launches Location Sharing Feature Within Messenger Called 'Live Location' Facebook Launches Location Sharing Feature Within Messenger Called 'Live Location'
- March 28, 2017

Users can stop sharing their Live Location any time. As teh app works through Google Maps , it will let you choose for how long you can share your location . Messenger also still lets users share a specific static location without giving continuous updates - that's good if you're trying to meet somewhere specific but don't need your contacts to be tracking your every move. (more...)
More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott
- March 25, 2017

In addition, Google's stricter ad policies will ensure ads only show up against content from publishers in the YouTube Partner Program. He said Google had "heard from our advertisers loud and clear that we can provide simpler, more robust ways to stop their ads from showing against controversial content". (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. rips London mayor
- March 23, 2017

Witnesses reported a auto was driven along the pavement on Westminster Bridge, hitting several people, and an attacker then stabbed a police officer. The alleged assailant was shot and killed at the scene. He told the Standard: "It is a reality I'm afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things". (more...)
Zurich STILL most expensive city in Europe Zurich STILL most expensive city in Europe
- March 22, 2017

In terms of food and drink, the cost of living in Singapore is on a par with that of Shanghai, whereas Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka are the three most expensive places in the world to buy staple goods. On the other end of the scale, three cities in eastern Europe are among the top 10 cheapest in the world . Singapore also "remains the most expensive place in the world to buy and run a auto, as well as the second-priciest destination in which to buy clothes". (more...)
Euro Charges Ahead as Macron Trounces Rivals in TV Debate
- March 22, 2017

Europhiles, meanwhile, have been banking on centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and his staunchly pro-EU agenda . Le Pen is predicted to win the first round of voting but after that only the top two candidates progress with polls favouring Macron in a head-to-head. (more...)
Contaminated Meat and Govt Bribes: Fresh Scandal Rocks Brazil
- March 21, 2017

The source, who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the information, said that suspension of Brazilian meat imports was a "precautionary measure". The AVA said Singapore does not import meat from these plants, which are not approved to export to the Republic. "There is no Chinese embargo", said Mr Maggi, speaking to reporters in Brasilia. (more...)
NewsAlert: Ontario man wanted for first degree murder in boy's death NewsAlert: Ontario man wanted for first degree murder in boy's death
- March 21, 2017

The child, who police identify as seven-year-old Nathan Dumas, was taken to hospital in critical condition and died early Saturday morning. The cause of the child's death isn't being released. He said the victim of the stabbing remains in stable condition. The man fled the scene in what is believed to be a 2009 Pontiac Montana minivan with the Ontario licence plate BYTE 392. (more...)
Rebels begin evacuation out of Homs Rebels begin evacuation out of Homs
- March 20, 2017

Buses began transporting people out of the Al-Wair district on March 18. Homs' governor Talal al-Barazi said the Saturday evacuation included some 1,500 people, among them at least 400 militants. The Syrian government says such "reconciliation" deals, which have been agreed in several rebel-held areas, are key to ending the six-year civil war. (more...)
Stocks rise ahead of Fed, Dutch vote result Stocks rise ahead of Fed, Dutch vote result
- March 19, 2017

Gold rose $27.90, or 2.3%, to $1,228.60 an ounce, silver rose 46 cents to $17.39 an ounce and copper rose 2 cents to $2.67 a pound. World stock indexes surged to record highs on Thursday while the dollar traded close to a one-month low after the Federal Reserve hiked USA interest rates but signalled no pick-up in the pace of tightening. (more...)
Justice Dept. charges four over Yahoo mega-breaches Justice Dept. charges four over Yahoo mega-breaches
- March 17, 2017

Two of those charged, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, work for a cyber division known as "Center 18" at Russia's domestic intelligence agency, the FSB, the successor to the KGB. He was arrested "twice before in the United States for three intrusions into e-commerce companies that victimized millions of customers", McCord said. (more...)
Forex - Dollar near 1-month lows after Fed, Dutch election lifts euro Forex - Dollar near 1-month lows after Fed, Dutch election lifts euro
- March 17, 2017

Dealers said much of the dollar's fall overnight looked to have been investors taking some profit on the large bets taken on the currency since November and again in the last fortnight, in expectation that the Fed would raise rates more sharply than previously expected going forward. (more...)
At least 10 hurt as Mount Etna erupts At least 10 hurt as Mount Etna erupts
- March 17, 2017

She went on to say that a volcanologist told her it was the "most unsafe incident in his 30 year career". German volcanologist Boris Behncke described on his Facebook page how the explosion was triggered by a build-up of steam after molten lava overran a layer of snow. (more...)