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'The Ultimate Fighter 26' to crown first UFC women's flyweight champion 'The Ultimate Fighter 26' to crown first UFC women's flyweight champion
- May 04, 2017

The promotion has announced that the season is open to all current female fighters on the roster, given they can maintain the 125-pound weight for the entire season. Numerous fighters already under UFC contract, including strawweight Paige VanZant, have requested the extra weight class in recent years, hoping to compete closer to their natural weight instead of fighting at 135 or 115 pounds. (more...)
US Trade Deficit Shows Little Change In March US Trade Deficit Shows Little Change In March
- May 04, 2017

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. Imports grew 1.7 per cent to $47.11 billion on higher inward flows of metal and non-metallic mineral products, particularly unwrought gold from Japan. (more...)
Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA
- April 30, 2017

The executive order, Shulkin said , would help guarantee "that we have employees who work and are committed to the mission of serving our veterans, and when we find employees that have deviated from these values, we want to make sure that we can move them outside of VA and not have them working at VA". (more...)
Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary drops out of Tory leadership race Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary drops out of Tory leadership race
- April 28, 2017

Bernier's campaign did not immediately comment, deferring their reaction until a news conference scheduled for later in the day in Toronto. "O'Leary has helped to raise interest in the leadership race, and drawing new members to the party". (more...)
Marissa Mayer to rake in $184m from Yahoo sale Marissa Mayer to rake in $184m from Yahoo sale
- April 27, 2017

All told, her time at Yahoo would have netted her well in excess of $200 million, according to calculations based on company filings. 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. (more...)
Barack Obama Reportedly Banking $400k for Wall Street Speech Barack Obama Reportedly Banking $400k for Wall Street Speech
- April 26, 2017

Obama, a progressive Democrat, spoke frequently about Wall Street greed during his eight years as president, and now he's accepting a speaking fee from the industry he singled out as the main culprit of the banking collapse. The New York Post, in the interim, said his discourse made him "Money Street's most up to date tycoon". On Monday he made his first open comments about group sorting out to understudies at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is set to be ... (more...)
AT&T unexpectedly loses postpaid subscribers in first quarter AT&T unexpectedly loses postpaid subscribers in first quarter
- April 26, 2017

Year-to-date, T has declined -3.86%, versus a 7.18% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period. Postpaid phone churn hit a best ever 0.9% in the USA, while overall wireless postpaid churn was 1.12% including tablet churn . (more...)
Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality' Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'
- April 26, 2017

The FCC could hold an initial vote on his proposal at the FCC's May 18 meeting, the sources said. A spokesman for Pai declined to comment. Instead, Internet service providers would take a voluntary pledge not to discriminate online and the Federal Trade Commission would investigate any alleged violations of the pledges. (more...)
French vote for Macron, Le Pen shuts out mainstream politics
- April 25, 2017

That is the general assumption in France of Emmanuel Macron's prospects going into the nation's second, final round of voting for president on May 7, now that the center-left candidate, a 39-yearold upstart, has secured a slot on the ballot. (more...)
Marine Le Pen and Macron Advance to Runoff in French Presidential Election
- April 25, 2017

Voters narrowed the French presidential field from 11 to two in Sunday's first-round vote, and losers from across the spectrum called on their supporters to choose Macron in round two. Image: A map showing how France voted with Macron shaded pink, Le Pen (purple), Fillon (blue) and Melenchon (orange). "He says there is no such thing as French culture", she said. (more...)
PPG raises offer for Akzo Nobel to $29 billion PPG raises offer for Akzo Nobel to $29 billion
- April 25, 2017

Amsterdam-based Akzo has rebuffed two prior unsolicited offers from PPG saying they undervalued the Dutch company. In what has already been a tetchy stand-off between the companies Mike McGarry, the PPG chief executive, said that the offer was " one last invitation " to enter talks. (more...)
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
- April 24, 2017

He picked up the nearly obligatory birdie at the 17th but a bogey at the last saw him finish four shots from Chappell's lead although not without hope of contending for the title tomorrow. I love the golf course, love what it provides. Chappell entered the week with six runner-up finishes and nine total top-3s without a win on the PGA Tour. (more...)
Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case
- April 23, 2017

The incident that set off a public relations crisis for United happened at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Sunday, when passengers of the flight bound for Louisville were offered vouchers to rebook. After a man was dragged off a United flight, the company changed its policy on overbooked flights. As United flights got cheaper or shorter, about 8 in 10 said they'd take United. (more...)
Volkswagen to pay $2.8-billion criminal fine in USA diesel emission scandal Volkswagen to pay $2.8-billion criminal fine in USA diesel emission scandal
- April 22, 2017

Federal Judge Sean Cox held a hearing Friday in Detroit , six weeks after the German automaker pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice. In March, attorneys for both the government and Volkswagen asked Cox to accept the plea and immediately sentence the company to $2.8 billion in criminal fines. (more...)
5 potential measures to cool the GTA housing market 5 potential measures to cool the GTA housing market
- April 22, 2017

The new taxes take effect on FRiday. The province promises to introduce legislation that would enable Toronto and other cities to introduce a vacant home tax on empty homes. The data was released hours before Toronto Mayor John Tory was to meet with the federal and provincial finance ministers to discuss the city's soaring home prices, which have prompted some degree of alarm among policy-makers and experts. (more...)
Trump targets visa program he says hurts American workers
- April 21, 2017

The H1B visa is specifically meant for highly skilled IT workers, however there are allegations that Indian companies use it to hire regular IT staff and in the process save money because they have to pay less to Indian workers compared to how much they will have to pay to the Americans for a similar position. (more...)
Retail closures continue: Here is where Bebe will close Bay Area stores Retail closures continue: Here is where Bebe will close Bay Area stores
- April 21, 2017

At that time, it had 134 retail stores and 34 outlet locations and sold products through an additional 75 locations. In March, Bloomberg reported that Bebe Stores was hoping to reinvent itself as an online brand. Bebe also said in its filing the store closings will result in a $20 million impairment charge. Bebe's stock initially fell more than 4 percent Friday morning in premarket trade on this news, after closing at $3.76 per share on Thursday. (more...)
'Aussie values': 457 visa will go 'Aussie values': 457 visa will go
- April 20, 2017

While there are more than 200 jobs now on the SOL, the government plans to cut at least 180 jobs from the list. According to the industries that employ overseas workers over locals, there are some jobs Australians just won't do. The visa was abolished by the federal government in a move to "put Australians first". Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says they're targeted at those who think domestic violence is OK when it's not. (more...)
Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)
- April 20, 2017

Leerink Swann downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Tuesday, January 19 report. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 14th. They expect $-0.27 EPS, down 125.00% or $0.15 from last year's $-0.12 per share. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Leerink Swann given on Monday, October 5. (more...)
Furious Ancelotti wants VARs after Bayern's controversial exit
- April 19, 2017

Bayern's bench were incensed as the combative Vidal was dismissed, although his discipline on the biggest stage has come under question before. In a quarter-final you have to have a referee with more quality, I think. Much like the first leg, Madrid weathered the early storm and had plenty of chances to go in front before half time. Ronaldo scored his 100th Champions League goal , but his last two should have been disallowed. (more...)