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EU regulators approve Fox plans to buy Sky

EU regulators approve Fox plans to buy Sky The proposed transaction would merge Sky, a pay TV operator in European markets like Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom, and 21st First Century Fox and its TV channels like Fox and National Geographic. Telco rivals expressed concerns that the company would dominate the bidding for televised entertainment and sport properties. It will report back to the United Kingdom governm... [Full Article...]

Delta Air cuts forecast for key revenue metric

Delta Air cuts forecast for key revenue metric The legal version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.com-unik.info/2017/04/07/fy2019-earnings-forecast-for-delta-air-lines-inc-issued-by-imperial-capital-dal.html. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -3.24% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -6.58% and 3.94% respectively. Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, J... [Full Article...]

Apple, Amazon, Google said to join bidding for Toshiba chip unit

Apple, Amazon, Google said to join bidding for Toshiba chip unit Toshiba had earlier not decided on the actual size of the stake sale, but is now reported to be ready to sell a majority stake or even its entire stake in the Nand memory chip unit, which makes memory chips for mobiles and tablets and is its most valuable business. [Full Article...]

Possible deal on state budget emerges

Possible deal on state budget emerges Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan said he will call his members back when and if there is a deal with Assembly Democrats and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "Many of us in legislature have fought tirelessly, alongside service providers, direct care workers and families for this since the beginning, and today we were victorious in getting direct care professionals the support they deserve", said... [Full Article...]

Trump signs repeal of US broadband privacy rules

The rule also required internet providers to take "reasonable" steps to secure data from hackers and to notify customers in the event of a breach. "The rule departs from the technology-neutral framework for online privacy administered by the Federal Trade Commission", the White House said. [Full Article...]

Houston Open: Sung Kang leads Rickie Fowler by three in Texas

He managed to catch Sung-hoon Kang despite double bogeying from the bunker on the par-three ninth. Henley then calmly canned a 6-foot putt for par on the par-3 16th; when Kang missed for birdie from inside Henley's putt it all but handed the tournament to the Georgia alum. [Full Article...]

Oil prices fell in Q1 as USA stepped up crude production

West Texas Intermediate for May delivery was at $49.45 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, down 6 cents, at 12:42 p.m.in London. That was the contract's fourth consecutive gain and highest settlement since March 7. "The initial liquidation in net long positions is a concern; it reflects weaker market confidence in oil prices, amid rising United States shale investment and production", sa... [Full Article...]

EPA scientific integrity office reviewing Pruitt's comments on carbon

EPA has, however, "kicked the can down the road" to some extent on the key science issue - whether EPA appropriately evaluated epidemiology studies which reported that exposures to the pesticide had adverse neurological impacts on infants and children - an issue that affects not only chlorpyrifos , but the other organophosphates (OP) that EPA has concluded are subject to a Food Quality Protect... [Full Article...]

[Update] EPA reverses course on safety of pesticide used on crops

[Update] EPA reverses course on safety of pesticide used on crops As if it weren't obvious enough that the new Environmental Protection Agency head does not care for science or public safety, Scott Pruitt has made a decision to ignore his own agency's scientific recommendations and instead continue to approve the use of a seemingly risky insecticide on crops. [Full Article...]

I-85 Highway Collapse Snarls Atlanta Traffic

State and city government offices delayed their openings Friday morning to ease the amount of traffic on the roads. Florence said officials don't think anyone else was involved in setting the fire, although the investigation will continue. [Full Article...]

Snapchat adds new Stories search feature, opening up more places for ads

When Snapping a Story, submit it to Our Story (instead of just your squad on your Snap TL). The "camera company" announced today that it is revamping the way users search for Stories-the daily photos and videos that people and brands post to their accounts-as well as opening up a new advertising revenue stream. [Full Article...]

Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan Cover Merle Haggard's 'Ramblin Fever'

Those releases include 2016's The Bird and the Rifle , which landed at No. 19 on the country music charts. Urban also joins the nominees for Album of the Year along with Dierks Bentley , Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris and 2015 victor Miranda Lambert . [Full Article...]

WTI futures rise after weekly United States oil stockpile data

Crude oil prices rose as USA crude inventories grew less than expected and supply disruptions continued in Libya. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil, the main U.S. Futures in NY climbed 1.7 per cent. Kuwait and other countries support prolonging production cuts that are scheduled to expire in June, the Persian Gulf emirate's Oil Minister Issam Almarzooq told state-run news agency KUNA. [Full Article...]

CIBC hikes bid for Chicago-based PrivateBancorp by 20 per cent

CIBC hikes bid for Chicago-based PrivateBancorp by 20 per cent PrivateBancorp, with about $20 billion in assets, serves largely middle-market companies, business owners and wealthy families. While other banks such as RBC, TD and BMO have increased their exposure to the USA and other global markets, CIBC has remained relatively Canadian-centric. [Full Article...]

Tax hikes fund $52 billion California road plan

Tax hikes fund $52 billion California road plan The plan also raises vehicle fees, including a first-time fee for hybrid vehicles. "This proposal would include the largest gas tax increase in state history, which will continue to rise over time, and a massive increase to the diesel tax and vehicle license fee". [Full Article...]

US crude oil stockpiles build as products draw down

While OPEC is cutting back to alleviate price pressures, USA fracking companies could jump to capitalize on the windfall as crude oil prices jump back above $50 per barrel - according to some estimates, shale oil producers can get by with oil at just over $50 per barrel due to advancements in technology and drilling techniques that have helped cut down costs. [Full Article...]

New Zealand beats Fiji 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

New Zealand beats Fiji 2-0 in World Cup qualifier There were half-chances for either side in the first half with Rojas putting the ball in the net only for his effort to be ruled out for offside. Wood stepped up and pushed the ball past a diving Matenaqara for New Zealand to lead 1-0. "His work ethic off the ball, I think that can do unnoticed at times because he really does work hard off the ball as well". "Whenever they pressured we never... [Full Article...]

Comcast to expand streaming service amid cord-cutting trend

Comcast to expand streaming service amid cord-cutting trend Apart from having Spanish language channels the likes of Telemundo and Univision, it will also have add-on option for sports channels like ESPN. Customers from Washington D.C.to Philadelphia, and again in Boston and New England, will be able to access Xfinity Instant TV, but not New Yorkers. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom envoy gears up to hand over Brexit letter

Norway and Iceland are both outside the European Union but in the single market - so it is hard to understand why she has taken this, the best economic deal for our country, off the table. We're living in interesting times for the prediction markets. They'll meet April 29 to finalize their platform. While Sinn Fein and the SDLP joined the colourful picket, elsewhere unionists welcomed the trigge... [Full Article...]

'Comfortable' Özil soon to decide on his Arsenal future

With one year remaining on his contract in the summer, he could be sold for as little as £35m. "He is motivated and willing", Pires told Cadena Ser . France, who lost in the final of Euro 2016 on home soil, have young talents including teenage striker Kylian Mbappe breaking into the team. "They would say to us, "This might not be the biggest game of your season, but it is for the guy across the... [Full Article...]


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