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Jobs jump by 313000 in February, best since July 2016

Jobs jump by 313000 in February, best since July 2016 The unemployment rate remained at 4.1% as more people who had been out of the labor force sought. Retails and business services added 50,000 jobs each. But the population is always growing, and when you consider the size of the country overall, these numbers really don't represent that impressive a number of new jobs created. [Full Article...]

Saudi allows Air India overflights to Israel

Saudi allows Air India overflights to Israel The statement came hours after Netanyahu revealed that an agreement had been reached during a briefing with Israeli reporters in Washington DC shortly after his meeting with US President Donald Trump. While it is no secret that private jets can fly from Saudi and other Gulf airports to Israel, they could not use the direct route and had to make a stopover in Amman airport first. [Full Article...]

Amazon Prime Membership Just Became Cheaper for Millions of People

Amazon Prime Membership Just Became Cheaper for Millions of People Prime membership for students is $6.49 a month. Medicaid provides health insurance to millions of Americans, including low-income adults, children, the elderly and people with disabilities. The service counts tens of millions of Americans among its customers (the program is used by nearly half of USA households by to some estimates.) It has made Amazon's e-commerce site even stickier among ... [Full Article...]

United States stockmarkets suffer worst month in over two years

United States stockmarkets suffer worst month in over two years As a candidate, Trump campaigned on an "America First" trade policy, and a big fear for investors has been that increasingly nationalistic governments will impose barriers that hurt the global economy and trade, as well as profits for USA exporters. [Full Article...]

MIT gives one-star review to Lyft, Uber over abysmal $3.37/hr pay

MIT gives one-star review to Lyft, Uber over abysmal $3.37/hr pay The finding: median before-tax profits were a shocking $3.37 an hour . When the billions of dollars in venture capital that these companies are losing each year is factored in, Zoepf concludes that "this business model is not now sustainable". [Full Article...]

UFC 222 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Tonight (March 3)

UFC 222 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Tonight (March 3) Cyborg points to Yana Kunitskaya , her opponent in the main event of this weekend's UFC 222 card in Las Vegas , as an example of more women migrating from the women's bantamweight division (135 pounds) to featherweight. This is a woman who has had to suffer through years of having idiots insult her for her appearance, all while she was dominating every women's 145-pound fighter in the world. [Full Article...]

REI stops ordering products made by company that also makes guns

REI stops ordering products made by company that also makes guns MEC does not sell guns, but it faced an online petition calling for it to stop selling brands from Vista, which also develops and makes firearms similar to the type of rifle used in a recent US school shooting. Vista also sponsors a PAC that has supported political efforts to allow concealed carry of handguns across state lines. The issue has been a divisive one for MEC's membership, with... [Full Article...]

Shannon Airport 'remains fully operational' despite snow and poor weather

Shannon Airport 'remains fully operational' despite snow and poor weather Both Glasgow and Edinburgh are advising customers not to travel to the airport today. Cork Airport remains closed and flights are not likely to resume until Saturday. "Further snow is forecast during the day which will make travel conditions to and from the airport extremely challenging". Your airline should get in contact with you to inform you that your flight has been delayed or cancelled. [Full Article...]

Oakland mayor criticized for warning people of pending immigration sweeps

Oakland mayor criticized for warning people of pending immigration sweeps Here is the full statement from ICE officials on the arrests:This week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE ) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers have been conducting targeted immigration enforcement operations in the San Francisco area of responsibility, consistent with federal law and agency policy, to arrest individuals who have violated U.S. [Full Article...]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s shares become key-centric, Warren Buffett

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s shares become key-centric, Warren Buffett Buffett, with net worth estimated at $86 billion by Forbes , said it is a "terrible mistake " for investors with long-term horizons - among them, pension funds, college and endowments and savings-minded individuals - to measure their investment " risk " by their portfolio's ratio of bonds to stocks. [Full Article...]

Crude oil futures lower in anticipation of USA stock build

Crude oil futures lower in anticipation of USA stock build Brent crude was down 40 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $66.23 a barrel. The global benchmark's session high of $67.37 was its highest since February 7. USA natural gas production for the next two weeks is forecast to be well above the February's average, leading to additional downward pressures on gas prices, overshadowing the outlook for colder weather. [Full Article...]

USA man admits to dumping dismembered body of Japanese woman

USA man admits to dumping dismembered body of Japanese woman Investigative sources say that on February 16th, the suspect and the woman were seen entering a building together in Higashinari Ward, Osaka, where he was staying. It said he had been in contact with several women through dating apps, through which he met the 27-year-old woman. Japanese media reported Bayraktar was from NY but didn't specify where. [Full Article...]

Trump Questions Predecessor's Response to Russian Meddling

Trump Questions Predecessor's Response to Russian Meddling Mueller's indictment charged 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies in a plot to interfere in the 2016 presidential election through a social media propaganda effort that included online ad purchases using US aliases and politicking on USA soil. [Full Article...]

BB&T bank customers can't access accounts due to 'technical issue'

BB&T bank customers can't access accounts due to 'technical issue' Company officials say they're willing to work with customers who experienced any issues related to this outage. On Friday afternoon, a BB&T customer contacted 11Alive because she was not able to access her bank account to check her balance on line. [Full Article...]

Existing-Home Sales Down, But Prices Go Up

Existing-Home Sales Down, But Prices Go Up How much of an impact will gradually rising mortgage rates have on homes sales in 2018? At the end of January, total USA housing inventory climbed to 1.52 million existing homes available for sale, a 4.1 percent increase from the previous month, yet it remains 9.5 percent below last year's supply of 1.68 million homes. [Full Article...]

UK Jobless Rate Rises In Q4

UK Jobless Rate Rises In Q4 Although it has risen, the jobless rate remains low. Average earnings including and excluding bonuses grew 2.5% each on a yearly basis in three months ended December. In particular, fewer citizens of the eastern European countries that joined the EU in 2004 and of non-EU countries were in work than in the year before. [Full Article...]

HSBC FY17 Pre-tax Profit More Than Doubles; Maintains Dividend

HSBC FY17 Pre-tax Profit More Than Doubles; Maintains Dividend But now, coupled with a more benign market environment, the overhaul is starting to pay off. But analysts said that although HSBC had bounced back after restructuring and a string of financial scandals, it missed some profit forecasts with margins looking comparatively good in 2017 because of specific one-off losses the previous year, including the sale of the bank's Brazil business. [Full Article...]

Head of the FSS Signaled a Change in Stance on Cryptocurrency Trading

Head of the FSS Signaled a Change in Stance on Cryptocurrency Trading At time of writing, the bitcoin global average was at $11,462. Bitcoin saw really bad days at the start of the year. Jung was in charge of coordinating the opinions of various South Korean ministries and offices in preparation for weekly meetings led by Hong Nam-ki, minister of the Office for Government Policy Coordination, the news agency said . [Full Article...]

Netanyahu ally suspected of trying to bribe judge to drop corruption case

The police brought Hefetz to court on Tuesday to extend his detention beyond Thursday, which the court had already granted in the Bezek media affair, in order to question him further about the new case. They are suspected of promoting a deal to give Netanyahu and his wife favorable coverage in Walla , a news site controlled by Bezeq, in return for the promotion of regulations worth hundreds of mi... [Full Article...]

Venezuela's Maduro calls on Trump to start dialogue between both countries

Venezuela's Maduro calls on Trump to start dialogue between both countries Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on a recent trip to Latin America that the United States is considering a ban on Venezuelan oil, the only viable source of income for Maduro's government. However, it's not clear that a blockchain would make Venezuela's government more reputable. But the U.S. Treasury Department has thrown a damper on the release, warning U.S. [Full Article...]


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