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PPG Industries ups bid for Akzo Nobel to $28.8B

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Last week, Akzo presented its case for remaining independent, offering shareholders 1.6 billion euros in extra dividends and detailing plans to sell or float its chemicals subsidiary, which represents a third of company sales and profits, within one year. Read More »

Chappell finally wins on PGA Tour with victory at Texas Open

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However a disastrous back nine saw him slip out of contention - with a double bogey seven on the second seeing him move back to one under. 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. Read More »

United Airlines issues a new policy requiring crews to be booked sooner

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When asked if Dr. Dao will file a lawsuit against the airline company, Chicago Aviation attorney Thomas Demetrio, who is representing the 69-year-old doctor, expressed that it is likely. United Airlines has been in the news quite a bit lately for all of the wrong reasons. Three officers from the Chicago Department of Aviation, who were involved in the issue, have been put on leave as the incident is being investigated. Read More »

The Select Comfort Corp

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The stock increased 0.44% or $0.11 during the last trading session. Jpmorgan Chase And invested 0% in Select Comfort Corp . Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management raised its position in shares of Select Comfort Corp .by 1.0% in the third quarter. Read More »

Volkswagen to pay US$2.8 billion in United States diesel emission scandal

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Judge Sean Cox is holding a hearing Friday morning in federal court in Detroit . The $4.3 billion settlement was reached in January between Volkswagen and the U.S. He said the iconic automaker is in a "very serious and troubling" case. Volkswagen offered an apology in court. 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. Read More »

Ontario set to slap foreign buyers tax to cool Toronto property market

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Officials from Canada and its most populous province will meet on Tuesday to bring Toronto's hot housing market to heel, under pressure from voters angry that speculators or foreigners are fueling a bubble in Canada's largest city. "We expect the measures to slow down activity in Toronto's housing market in the near term, not only due to their direct impact but also due to the impact of the uncertainty regarding their ultimate impact on potential buyers", he said. Read More »

Bebe To Close All 180 Stores; Future Plans Uncertain

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The company hinted at closing stores in an SEC filing last month, which said it was "exploring strategic alternatives" following four years of losses. Bebe did not immediately return messages from CNNMoney asking whether it plans to go out of business or transition to online-only. The company also expects to recognize an impairment charge of approximately $20 million. Read More »

Citizenship changes: New rules to becoming an Australian

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The Queensland MP previous year argued for action on the 457 visa scheme, saying he wasn't afraid to stir things up if his colleagues failed to restrict the program. Technically speaking, the 457 visa is a temporary one for skilled workers, but it was one of the few that offered a path to citizenship for those who continued to work in the country. Read More »

American Express profit falls 13 percent, but tops forecasts

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Jefferies Group LLC set a $88.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, March 18th. Sun Life invested 0% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). The New York-based company said it earned $1.24 billion in the quarter, down from $1.43 billion in the same period a year earlier. Read More »

Ronaldo destroys Bayern, Leicester City out

His Real Madrid counterpart Zinedine Zidane did not want to discuss the refereeing but he claimed Bayern's second goal could have also been ruled offside. While there was some doubt over the legitimacy of his second effort at Santiago Bernabeu, the same questions were asked of his third. The defending champions led 2-1 from the away first leg, but lost 1-2 for a 3-3 aggregate at full time in the home second leg before Ronaldo's intervention. Read More »

Andre Johnson to sign one-day contract to retire a Texan

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Johnson was the third overall pick in the 2003 National Football League draft and certainly lived up to the hype that followed him coming out of the University of Miami. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle , the Texans are planning a future ceremony to honor Johnson. In both years, he led the National Football League in receiving yards. Read More »

US, Russia at 'low point' after no breakthrough in Moscow

The feuding also played out at the United Nations, where Russian Federation was expected to veto a Security Council resolution to bolster calls for global inquiries into the chemical attack. The meetings Wednesday "represent a continuation of our communications and discussions and dialogue that began in Bonn", Tillerson said, referring to a G-20 summit on February 16. Read More »

Jaguar unveils four-cylinder F-Type

The new 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder Jaguar F-Type is a lighter, more athletic, less expensive, most enthusiast-focused version of the British sports vehicle yet. In all cases, and as discussed extensively in relation to the Porsches, that's a lot of money for a vehicle with a four-cylinder motor, no matter how powerful and equivalently fast by the spec sheet. Read More »

Bayern out to be Real's 'bete noire' again

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Ancelotti was in charge of Madrid between 2013 and 2015, winning the Champions League in his first season at the club, but the Italian does not think his familiarity with Madrid and his former assistant Zidane is necessarily a boost for Bayern. Read More »

After trade secrets, Uber and Waymo now fight over nature of arbitration

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Levandowski subsequently went on to co-found self-driving truck company Otto , which Uber acquired past year for $660m. Levandowski is now in charge of developing self-driving cars at Uber. Boehmke worked alongside engineers who came from Tyto Lidar LLC, a company that joined Uber with Levandowski. Uber insists that its own lidar system was developed by a different team, using a different beam pattern, and leveraging different know-how. Read More »

BlackBerry awarded $815 million over royalties dispute with Qualcomm

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While the specific details of the agreements are unclear, the arbitration decision seems to support the notion that Qualcomm does at times overcharge for royalties. They were fighting over whether Blackberry's royalties to Qualcomm should be included in an agreement that caps some licensing payments. It is the settlement of a case against Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) for royalty overpayments. Read More »

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) Experiencing Unusual Activity Mid-day

The company reported its last quarter on 12/31/2016. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 22nd. Analysts predict that BlackBerry will post $0.03 EPS for the current year. BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)'s market cap, the total dollar value of all of their outstanding shares, is 4142.45m. Company's distance from 20 day simple moving average is 7.48% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 8.93%. Read More »

Easter quirk holds back March inflation rate

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ONS deputy national statistician Jonathan Athow said inflation remained steady in March because food, drink and clothing prices all went up, while air fares dropped slightly compared to previous year due to the timing of Easter. Those are the lowest figures since 2014, says the BBC . ONS senior statistician David Freeman said: "A joint record employment rate and a new record high for the number of vacancies point to continued strength in the labour market". Read More »

California Strikes Deal with Truckers to Hike Fuel Tax

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Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) and Asm. When infrastructure falls apart, it signals dysfunction in state government, said Barbara O'Connor, a communications professor emeritus at Sacramento State University who directed its Institute for the Study of Politics and Media. Read More »

Celebrations as Grand National victor returns home

Emily was screaming on with us and Logan was clapping because we were clapping. "There was never a doubt he wouldn't ride the horse as long as he was fit enough". One of 10 children brought up by their father after their mother died in a auto crash, she said from an early age she would ride the victor of the "race that stops a nation". Read More »

EU regulators approve Fox plans to buy Sky

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The commission said the two companies were active "in different markets" in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom - the five European Union countries where pay-TV broadcaster Sky operates. 21st Century Fox's proposed £11bn takeover of Sky "would raise no competition concerns" according to European Commission competition authorities. Bradley has given Ofcom a 40-day timetable to investigate, and expects to receive its report by May 16. Read More »

GST Bills passed in Rajya Sabha without amendments

Parliament today passed four legislations to pave the way for roll out of the historic Goods and Services Tax (GST) from the target date of July 1. The compensation law provides a legislative backing to the centre's promise to compensate the states for five years for any revenue loss arising out of GST implementation. Read More »