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BBC News - Business
American Airlines suspends employee after clash over pram
An American Airlines employee is removed from duty after the ugly exchange in San Francisco.
United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction
Boss Oscar Munoz will no longer become company chairman after the passenger ejection incident.
Exxon Mobil denied permission to resume Russian oil work
Donald Trump says US oil firms, including Exxon Mobil, cannot resume drilling in Russia.
Braced for Brexit
Whether you consume music digitally or collect vinyl records, Brexit has the potential to affect you.
UK taxpayer gets back its Lloyds £20bn
The government has sold most of its 43.4% stake in the bailed-out Lloyds Banking Group.
UK extends Fox/Sky takeover inquiry
Election means competition regulators are given more time to investigate Fox's bid for Sky.
Government extends Sky takeover inquiry
Election means competition regulators are given more time to investigate Fox's bid for Sky.
Borussia Dortmund bombs: Part of an elaborate scam?
Police now believe the attack on Borussia Dortmund was part of a plot straight out of a Bond film.
Is Ghana's economy on the mend?
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo says he is making significant economic progress after 100 days in power but critics are not so sure.
Zambia's DJ academy
The Zambian lawyer who opened up his own school for aspiring DJs.
Reckitt Benckiser says Mead Johnson takeover on track
Consumer goods giant says purchase of baby formula firm continues, as it reports flat quarterly sales.
Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack
A 28-year-old allegedly attacked the bus, injuring one footballer, to earn from falling share prices.
Reuters: Business News
Trump's 'big announcement' on tax to be broad principles: official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's promised "big announcement" next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will
Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues: Mnuchin
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that the Trump administration's tax reform plan would produce some "s
IMF members set aside trade split as French vote rattles nerves
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turn
Japan's Aso pushes back on U.S. call for scrutiny of currency moves
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday trade imbalances cannot be fixed through exchange-rate adjustments alone, p
U.S. judge sentences Volkswagen to three years probation, oversight
DETROIT (Reuters) - A federal judge in Detroit on Friday sentenced Volkswagen AG to three years' probation and independent oversight for the German
Two big California pension systems oppose nine Wells Fargo directors
BOSTON (Reuters) - Officials of two large California public retirement systems said Friday they are voting against nine of 15 Wells Fargo & Co dir
Calpers says will oppose nine directors at Wells Fargo
BOSTON (Reuters) - Officials of the California Public Employees' Retirement System said Friday they are voting against nine of 15 Wells Fargo & C
Trump sets U.S. tax reform announcement, orders tax rule review
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of
United CEO Munoz will not chair board in 2018 following passenger furor
NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc said on Friday Chief Executive Oscar Munoz will not become chairman in 2018, under an amendment
Wall Street dips before French election, but up for week
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Friday as investors were cautious ahead of the first round of the closely contested French presidential ele
U.S. Homeland Security probes possible abuse in Twitter summons case
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Homeland Security Department's inspector general said on Friday he was investigating possible abuse of authority i
Oil dives, sending U.S. crude below $50 for first time in two weeks
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices tumbled more than 2 percent on Friday, notching the biggest weekly decline in more than a month on mounting evidence t
UN News Centre - Economic
UN forum highlights importance of stronger partnerships for financing sustainable development
Underlining the importance of sustainable finance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officia
New UN guidelines to make international trade in plants and seeds safer
A United Nations commission overseeing plant health has adopted a new global standard to ensure that international trade in plants and seeds – v
PODCAST: Biking from India to Sweden for love – a tale of happiness
Love at first sight. An inevitable separation. A seemingly impossible journey for love mixed with a dash of art and late 1970s ‘hippie culture.&
Guidelines on keeping illegally caught fish from global supply chains near ‘finish line’ – UN agency
A push to establish internationally-agreed standards to keep illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers' plates has taken an important ste
Global trade to expand by 2.4 per cent in 2017 amid ‘deep’ geopolitical, economic uncertainty – WTO
While forecasting that growth in the volume of global merchandise trade is expected to rebound this year from its weak performance in 2016, the World
On International Day, UN celebrates historic event that opened doors to outer space
The United Nations today commemorated the International Day of Human Space Flight to celebrate the 56th anniversary of the first human space flight, w
Money migrants send home a ‘critical lifeline’ for one in seven people worldwide
Despite the political fire drawn by the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe and beyond, a senior official from the United Nations International Fund for
National policies can offset impact of joblessness caused by market competition – UN partner report
Trade and trade-related policies have a role to play not just in promoting growth and prosperity, but helping share that prosperity more widely, Unite
Global food prices fall in March as sugar and vegetable oils slide – UN
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today reported that global food prices fell in March amid large available supplies and expe
Sport is force of social empowerment and an engine for equality – UNESCO
There is no more powerful platform for promoting shared values than sport, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
UN General Assembly creates International Day for small, medium-sized enterprises
Recognizing the importance of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in achieving the new global development goals, the United Nations General As
Bridging global infrastructure gap tops agenda at annual UN Partnership Forum
Addressing the Partnership Forum convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), senior UN officials today discussed how to promo
Business News - UPI.com
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz won't get planned promotion
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will not ascent to the role of company chairman in 2018 after a public relations debacle.
Israel set to receive three more F-35s this weekend
Israel is set to receive three additional F-35 Lightning II multirole aircraft on Sunday, bringing its 5th-generation fleet up to five total jets.
Construction begins for Britain's 5th Offshore Patrol Vessel
BAE Systems began construction for Britain's final River-class Offshore Patrol Vessel, the company announced on Friday.
Iowa Army National Guard gets 'BAT Trainer' for helicopter simulations
Aircrews with the Iowa Army National Guard began training with an updated simulation device designed to imitate flying a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.
MBDA Systems gets $689M in U.K. missile contracts
Britain's Ministry of Defense awarded MBDA Systems $698 million in contracts for missile deliveries, the government announced on Friday.
Oil prices stage weak recovery in early Friday trading
Crude oil prices were slightly higher in early trading Friday as investors waited out the next batch of sector data following renewed tensions about t
Canadian army to modernize training simulation system
Cubic Global Defense has been contracted to modernize a Canadian army communications system and training simulator system.
Schlumberger posts yearly gain on North American oil recovery
Gains in first quarter activity in North America were offset somewhat by declines in Russia and parts of Europe, oilfield services company Schlumberge
C-17 support package for Canada approved by U.S. State Department
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible foreign military sale of C-17 Globemaster III sustainment to the government of Canada.
Energy sector putting strain on Norwegian economy
Most industrial managers expressed optimism about the pace of the economy, though oil and gas suppliers were less convinced, Norway's government said
Delek to consolidate statements with Ithaca Energy after takeover
Israeli energy company Delek Group said Friday it was ready to coordinate financial statements with North Sea company Ithaca Energy after taking contr
Russian gas project in the Arctic gets European support
Financing for a liquefied natural gas project in the Arctic north of Russia by foreign creditors is a political win, Russian gas producer Novatek said
Newsmax Finance - Economy
Bye-bye, and Here's Your Check: Golden Exit for the Departed
Finance Leaders Downplay Differences With Trump Over Trade
Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization deli
Wall Street Gears up for Busiest Earnings Week in Years
Forget about French elections or the flagging Trump trade.Corporate America is set to unleash its biggest profit-reporting fest in at least a decade n
Fitch Downgrades Italian Debt Rating on Persistent Fiscal Problems
The ratings agency Fitch on Friday downgraded Italy's long-term debt rating a notch to BBB, one level above the "speculative" grade, citing the cou
Trump Promises Tax Reform Package Next Week
President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.
Trump Sets US Tax Reform Announcement, Orders Tax Rule Review
President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules wr
Trump to Order US Treasury to Delve into Taxes, Post-crisis Reforms
U.S. President Donald Trump will order the Treasury to find and reduce tax burdens and review post-financial crisis reforms that banks and insurance c
Can Wage Growth Get Any Worse?
Real average weekly earnings fell in March from the prior year -- for the third month in a row.
Home Sales Rose 4.4 Percent to 10-Year High in March
Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season.
Small Farmers Fear Trump Turning Chicken in Push Against Meat Industry
An Obama-era measure meant to level the playing field for contract chicken growers is pushed back, and the industry is delighted.
Mnuchin's Talk of Tax Plan 'Soon' Stirs Markets and Skeptics
Challenges seen in finding path to permanent overhaul; End-of-year goal for finishing legislation draws questions
Global Finance Leaders Find a More Temperate Trump in Washington
Donald Trump took power in January pledging to overhaul a global order that he said cheated middle-class Americans with a promise to tear up trade agr
Huge amount of popular support for economic reforms: FM Arun Jaitley
Jaitley adds that under PM Modi, India has one of the most open economies in the world
Economies must think twice before curbing migration
Though fallen out of political favour, world without migration looks bleak for advanced economies
Rise expected in gold jewellery demand this Akshaya Tritiya
Buying has been robust, with consumers seeing a rising rupee as an opportunity to buy gold
Modi's birthplace soon to become a museum, be thrown open to public
Gujarat tourism dept to spend Rs 8 cr to revamp Vadnagar Railway station, where PM sold tea as a boy
Pre-pay home loan with bonus to cut interest cost
Avoid pre-payment if you have only a few years left or have a fixed-rate loan
Oncologists cry foul over lower GST for beedis
Want it to be included in the list of demerit goods and taxed at the highest GST rate of 28%
Working women and the problem of anaemia
Iron helps produce haemoglobin, which carries oxygen to body cells. Its deficiency leads to IDA
Ice-cream vs frozen desserts: Now, Amul may take HUL to court over new ad
HUL's new advertisement is comparing the nutritional value of ice-creams and frozen desserts
Meet the foreign tech workers left in limbo by Trump moves
Some visa holders have been in America for so long that they cannot imagine living elsewhere
Has R-Com disclosed enough on Aircel merger?
Proxy firm feels valuation details inadequate; firm says report follows accepted methodologies
Gokulam Chit Fund evaded Rs 1,100-crore tax
Searches were conducted in 76 locations in past 4 days
Medical tourist arrivals in India up 25%
Medical tourism industry likely to reach $6 bn by 2018 from the current $3 bn a year
Business News - Markets
Goals and Powerleague pitch surprise merger
The UK's two most prominent operators of five-a-side football pitches are examining a surprise merger that would create a major international leisure
May won't rule out tax rises after election
Theresa May has refused to confirm whether the Conservatives would increase taxes after the General Election.
Taxpayers get money back after Lloyds bailout
The Treasury has recovered all of the money it ploughed into Lloyds Banking Group when it rescued the lender during the financial crisis, it has been
Walsh quits HSBC after 'over-boarding' alert
One of Britain's most respected businessmen has stepped down from the board of HSBC Holdings after voting advisers raised concerns over his portfolio
Chancellor hints Tories may abandon tax pledges
The Chancellor has suggested the Conservatives may abandon a 2015 election pledge not to raise income tax, National Insurance or VAT.
Tories play down talk of tax hikes after election
Conservative Party sources have told Sky News there has been "no decision yet" on whether there could be tax increases after the 8 June General Elec
Defeated Unite candidate mulls legal challenge
Len McCluskey's defeated rival in the race to head Britain's largest union is considering a legal challenge to the election result, according to Sky
Retail slump shows we're feeling gloomier
Retail sales figures really do mean something - they act as a barometer for our national economic confidence.
M&S hands brothers lucrative sourcing deal
The brothers drafted in by Marks & Spencer's last boss to generate huge savings from its supply chain have been handed a lucrative new deal as th
Government extends Sky bid review deadline
The Government has extended the period for regulators to report on the proposed takeover of Sky by Fox until after the General Election.
How much did 'Dortmund bomber' stand to gain?
There surely have to be easier ways of making a few quid than trying to blow up other people.
US hedge funds brace for Co-op Bank showdown
A pack of American hedge funds which rescued the Co-operative Bank from collapse four years ago have picked advisers to steer them through crunch talk
Christian Science Monitor |
Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen
Yemen is facing the risk of large-scale famine. To lessen the damage, immediate support – mainly in agriculture and fishing – must be
When climate change was part of the farm bill
Climate change wasn't always the political hot potato it is today.
GM closes up shop in Venezuela after government seizes its factory
General Motors said on Thursday that it has withdrawn its operations in the South American country after local authorities illegally seized its f
How long should you keep your tax records?
Your tax work isn't done once you file your return.
Fox News cuts ties with Bill O'Reilly
The conservative news network has decided to part ways with the star cable news host over sexual harassment allegations.
Americans think their income-tax share is fair, according to polls
Congress may be headed toward passing a tax cut the public is not demanding.
Netflix nears 100 million subscribers: Why that doesn't mean the end of cable TV
The expansion of Netflix is changing how audiences want to watch their favorite shows and movies. But it has also led to surprising partnerships betwe
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer launches database on government spending
Mr. Ballmer was frustrated he couldn't find a single source on local, state, and federal spending. So he created his own site.
Most American pay their taxes. So why do so many think others are cheating? (+video)
Most Americans pay their taxes and feel pride in doing so, yet they continue to believe that about a third of US adults skip out on their civic duty.&
VW releases $2 billion settlement plan for electrifying America
The first of four phases of Volkswagen's national plan – part of its settlement in the diesel emissions case – has been issued. Now, the
Tax Day: Seven alternative ways to pay your taxes
Most payments come in the form of a paper check or a withdrawal directly from a bank account, but those aren't the only ways to pay the tax man.
More young Americans want moms to stay home. What's behind that?
In the past 20 years, high school seniors have moved toward the view that it's ideal if mothers can stay home with children – even though they
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