Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, weighs in on reported talks between Apple and Comcast that could lead to the cable provider offering priority services for streamed entertainment for an Apple set-top box. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would seek closer economic ties with China and Russia, as the local currency and stock market extended declines following Western criticism of his deadly war on crime. The peso hit a seven-year low to the dollar on Monday and foreign investors pulled out from local shares for a 23rd straight day, which analysts said was due to growing uncertainty over Duterte's handling of what has been one of Asia's best-performing economies in recent years. "I will open trade alliances with Russia and China so all you other investors, just go.
Leading U.S. national wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc. TMUS recently entered into an agreement with cable MSO (multi service operator) Charter Communications Inc. CHTR to acquire a license of 700 MHz A Block spectrum for Eastern Montana from the latter
Gibert Arenas officially won a default judgment against his ex, Laura Govan. In the latest chapter of the former couple’s legal tug-of-war, Govan has been ordered to pay the former NBA player $110,110, reports TMZ. Although the judge ultimately sided with Arenas, the 34-year-old athlete, wanted seven figures from Govan.
Jan Brown pores over his royalty statement and wonders where all the money went. A few months ago, the nation's second-largest natural gas producer siphoned $2,201 worth of gas from his 240-acre property — but paid him only $359 after taking deductions for transportation and processing. Brown, 59, who relies on the royalties as his sole source of income, says the deductions are outrageous and claims his lease forbids them.
A Delta flight from Detroit to Amsterdam had to divert to Manchester for two hours overnight Saturday into Sunday after smoke and an unknown smell developed in the passenger cabin. A Delta official and senior U.S. official both told ABC News that the emergency on Flight 138 was caused by a Samsung tablet. The Delta official explained that the tablet fell inside a seat and became jammed after the seat either reclined or was returned to upright. Underneath the seat cover, the tablet and foam then started smoking and passengers could smell a strange odor. The flight diverted to Manchester, where the seat was replaced entirely. After two hours on the ground, the flight was airborne en route to Amsterdam,
From 2012 to the end of 2015, the price of gold fell almost 50%. The price of gold is up 26%, more than a 300% premium to the S&P 500's 6% return. Gold's sudden reversal is being driven by the same trend that's driving the U.S. dollar.
TerraForm Power Inc. and TerraForm Global Inc., the yieldcos founded and controlled by bankrupt clean-energy giant SunEdison Inc., have begun settlement talks with their parent over more than $3 billion of claims they assert against it.Claims include
Federal Housing Administration loans and conventional loans remain the most popular financing types for today's mortgage borrowers. But which program makes the most financial sense for you? Here's how to decide. The Nuts & Bolts of FHA Loans FHA loans
On Monday, India sent a rocket into space which successfully launched eight satellites in one go. The main purpose of the launch which took place at the Sriharikota space centre off India's eastern coast, was to put into orbit SCATSAT-1, a satellite that will help weather forecasting. Five of the other satellites that were on board are foreign, from the US, Canada and Algeria. In June India launched 20 satellites in a single mission, the most in the history of the country's ambitious space programme. Seventeen of those were foreign. Monday's launch takes the number of foreign satellites launched by India to 79. This has earned the country more than $120m (£92m). And India's space agency has already
Indirectly warning the United States, the head of Iran's atomic energy agency said Monday that his country's landmark nuclear deal with could be jeopardized by foot-dragging on sanctions relief, promised in exchange for Tehran's commitment to curb key atomic activities. Iran complains that international financial sanctions are not being lifted quickly enough under the agreement with the U.S. and five other world powers that stipulates a removal of these and other penalties imposed over Tehran's nuclear program.
Shares of First Solar ( FSLR) are beginning to show signs of a potential bottom. Since its ugly downside reversal back Aug. 4, the stock has been in a sharp and steady decline. Last week, after a dropping over 30% from its August peak, First Solar finally began to show signs of stabilization. The stock finished the week with three straight gains on accelerating trade. First Solar spent nearly three months trading in a narrow consolidation pattern that began in early May. By early August, this healthy action, which followed a major breakdown in early April, appeared to be turning toward a rebound. The stock put in a higher monthly low in July and was beginning to soften up the heavy resistance
As the September 26 to 28 “informal” meeting of OPEC producers in Algeria draws near, media speculation could easily cause mental anguish. On oil news websites simultaneous headlines claim OPEC will both fail and succeed in capping output. Called by OPEC August 8, the stated purpose of the gathering was, “OPEC continues to monitor developments closely, and is in constant deliberations with all member states on ways and means to help restore stability to the oil market”.
The presidential elections have many companies under fire over price control or price gouging issues. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst upgrades and downgrades each day of the week. Analysts often get their upside wrong.
Money lent out at Signet Jewelers, CarMax and tool maker Snap-on has jumped more than 50 percent in four years at each of these companies, 2.5 times the growth of loans at banks. Financing at Deere & Co., which leases much of its farm and construction equipment, has risen 27 percent. Companies see the loans as a useful, safe way to drum up business.
It should come as no surprise that the rise of electric vehicles has broad implications for the price of oil. Now, you'd think that as more cars are powered by batteries rather than gasoline, demand for oil would slide.
In late 2015, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA) announced it was acquiring competitor Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) for $9.00 share. The deal was expected to be completed in the second half of 2016, but there's still no word on the deal
With signs of an ever-tightening presidential contest, the political world was abuzz with speculation and advice for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump Sunday on the eve of their crucial first nationally televised debate. Meanwhile, Trump, who has made it this far on the strength of vicious personal attacks on his opponents, harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and scary, dystopian portrayals of the U.S. in sharp decline, must somehow show he has the vision and temperament to lead the country. Just 24 hours before Clinton and Trump face off on the campus of Hofstra University on Long Island in the first of three scheduled debates, the Sunday talk shows were dominated by tons of free strategic advice from political pols along those lines.
Editors' pick: Originally published Sept. 20. If you're hunting for a graduate program (because a grad degree is the new bachelor's degree these days), or want to confirm that you made the right choice in selecting one, payscale.com has posted its annual salary report that details, among other things, the 25 schools whose graduates earn the most. These top 25 constitute schools that award MBAs and JDs (noticeably missing are PhDs, whose degrees apparently didn't make the cut), and two numbers are listed for each school -- median early career pay (graduates within five years of getting their diplomas) and median mid-career pay (10 years or more of experience). "Pay," in this survey, includes wages,
Sept 26 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp said on Monday its unit, Columbia Pipeline Group, offered to buy Columbia Pipeline Partners LP for about $848 million in cash. The $15.75 per common unit offer represents a premium of 11.3 percent
America's largest supermarkets are slashing prices amid ongoing food-price deflation and growing pressure from the rapid expansion of discount-grocery chains like Aldi. The price cuts are squeezing profits and dragging down company shares. Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Dollar General have seen their stock prices drop a collective 13% in the last three months.
If you're tired of chewing on central-bank policy, rest easy -- corporate earnings are slowly starting to ramp back up, and this week has a small but enticing lineup of blue chips revealing their latest financial pictures. But while the spotlight will
By Elena Fabrichnaya and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - One Thursday evening in March, Elvira Nabiullina, governor of Russia's central bank, faced down a rival in the struggle for influence inside President Vladimir Putin’s entourage. At a meeting chaired by Putin, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev sought the president’s blessing for the central bank to give 140 billion rubles ($2.2 billion) to lenders, according to a person who was briefed on the meeting by Nabiullina. Banks would use the extra money, Ulyukayev argued as he sat before Nabiullina in a Kremlin conference room, to lend to companies suffering amid Russia’s economic downturn.