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The 10 best airlines in the world

By now we know that airlines are not created equal. It’s hard to know which carrier is truly the best, but a new survey helps to narrow it down.

  • Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend
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    Quartz

    Losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

    Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives—the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath—she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance that everything was okay because we were both by her side. When people who have never had a dog see their dog-owning friends mourn the loss of a pet, they probably think it’s all a bit of an overreaction; after all, it’s “just a dog.” However, those who have loved a dog know the truth: Your own pet is never “just a dog.” Many times, I’ve had friends guiltily confide to me that they grieved more over

  • Why AT&T, Inc. Shares Fell 6.9% Lower Today
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why AT&T, Inc. Shares Fell 6.9% Lower Today

    In the first quarter, AT&T's top-line revenue fell 3.6% year over year to land at $31.8 billion. AT&T added 2.2 million net new subscribers to its domestic wireless networks in the first quarter. AT&T's TV service business also failed to impress investors, losing subscribers for the DirecTV satellite service and holding steady in the fiber-based U-verse segment.

  • President Trump's Interview on Fox Caused Prosecutors to Change Their Strategy in the Cohen Case
    Politics
    Time

    President Trump's Interview on Fox Caused Prosecutors to Change Their Strategy in the Cohen Case

    Prosecutors probing President Donald Trump’s lawyer said they are prepared to use a neutral outsider to review documents seized this month from the home and office of Michael Cohen, an about-face from the government’s initial plan to scrutinize the documents itself. In a five-page letter to the judge on Thursday, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said they now recommend that retired U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas serve as the special master to weed out records that might be covered by the attorney-client privilege. “We believe that using Judge Maas or another neutral retired former Magistrate Judge familiar with this electronic discovery process and with experience in ruling on issues of privilege will lead to an expeditious and fair review of the materials obtained through the judicially authorized search warrants,” prosecutors said in a letter filed just hours before a court hearing scheduled for noon.

  • Manhunt Underway For Man Who Police Say Killed Officer and Robbed Store in Maine
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    Time

    Manhunt Underway For Man Who Police Say Killed Officer and Robbed Store in Maine

    Aircraft and armored vehicles were seen around Norridgewock and schools were locked down as officers from federal, state and local law enforcement officials search for a 29-year-old man who remained on the loose after abandoning the stolen cruiser, state police told reporters Wednesday.

  • Prince William May Have Just Dropped Another Hint About the Royal Baby's Name
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    Time

    Prince William May Have Just Dropped Another Hint About the Royal Baby's Name

    Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have yet to reveal the name of the third royal baby, Prince William certainly hasn’t been shy about dropping possible hints on the matter. After notably calling out the name of a photographer while leaving St. Mary’s hospital with Kate Middleton and their newborn son on Monday, it seems the prince has again fueled the baby-naming rumor mill. While attending an early morning Anzac Day memorial service at Westminster Abbey alongside his brother, Prince Harry, and future sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, on Wednesday, William was bombarded with questions about the new royal baby’s unannounced moniker, according to People.

  • Forget "FANG" Stocks, and Say Hello to "VISE"
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    Motley Fool

    Forget "FANG" Stocks, and Say Hello to "VISE"

    Over the trailing two-year period through April 25, 2018, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Alphabet were up a respective 36%, 117%, 219%, and 44%. As a whole, FANG has delivered for investors. Of course, the question has also been raised as to whether FANG stocks can continue to deliver after such impressive returns.

  • These High-Yield Stocks Just Added More Fuel to Their Dividend Growth Tanks
    Business
    Motley Fool

    These High-Yield Stocks Just Added More Fuel to Their Dividend Growth Tanks

    Because of that, Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE: PSXP) and several other partners were able to secure the necessary commitments to move forward with the Gray Oak Pipeline, which will transport oil out of the fast-growing Permian Basin. Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and Canadian energy infrastructure behemoth Enbridge (NYSE: ENB) initially pitched Gray Oak to oil shippers in early December. At the time, they envisioned a 385,000 barrel-a-day pipeline that would move crude from several connection points in West Texas to refineries and export docks along the Texas coast starting in the second half of 2019.

  • Subway closing 500 restaurants in the North America this year
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    Fox Business Videos

    Subway closing 500 restaurants in the North America this year

    FBN's Cheryl Casone on Subway's plans to close 500 restaurants in North America.

  • Ford says only Mustang, Focus will live on in North America as it drops slow-selling sedans
    Business
    MarketWatch

    Ford says only Mustang, Focus will live on in North America as it drops slow-selling sedans

    Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will stop investing in sedans in North America, bowing to U.S. drivers’ seemingly never-ending zest for crossovers and pickup trucks. Ford F, +2.61%  shifted focus on “building a winning portfolio” of vehicles, by which it meant no more of its slow-selling sedans at least for North America. U.S. drivers have gravitated to SUVs and pickup trucks for years, thanks in part to these vehicles’ relative fuel economy improvements and price drops. Many car buyers also report enjoying the high-riding seating position of an SUV or pickup truck. “Ford realized it can’t be everything to everyone, and in today’s market that could be OK,” said Jessica Caldwell, an analyst with

  • The True Cost of the Chernobyl Disaster Has Been Greater Than It Seems
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    Time

    The True Cost of the Chernobyl Disaster Has Been Greater Than It Seems

    In terms of direct deaths attributable to the accident, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster turned out to be anything but a highly destructive force. Whereas the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki claimed close to 200,000 immediate victims — more than 100,000 killed and the rest injured — the Chernobyl explosion caused 2 immediate deaths and 29 deaths from acute radiation sickness in the course of the next three months. Altogether, 237 people were airlifted from Chernobyl to Moscow and treated in the special clinic there.

  • That's One Reason To Suspend Nuclear Tests: North Korea's Most Recent Blast Collapsed a Mountain
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    Fortune

    That's One Reason To Suspend Nuclear Tests: North Korea's Most Recent Blast Collapsed a Mountain

    Last weekend, North Korea suspended its nuclear tests and shut down the site where the last six detonations took place: underneath Mount Mantap, in the country’s northeast. The reasons are ostensibly diplomatic, pointing to a thaw in relations between Kim Jong-un’s regime and South Korea and the West, but some noted that Pyongyang might have also been worried that the mountain was at risk of collapsing, as it visibly shifted during the last nuclear test. The site is not far from North Korea’s borders with China and Russia.

  • Qualcomm easing licensing terms in bid to strike deals
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    Reuters

    Qualcomm easing licensing terms in bid to strike deals

    Qualcomm Inc's earnings call on Wednesday showed just how far the company is willing to go to preserve one of its core business practices of taking a cut of the selling price of phones. Qualcomm gave two indications on Wednesday it was prepared to accept lower revenue in exchange for maintaining the business structure and avoiding future customer disputes. On Wednesday, Qualcomm said it would cap the phone price that is the basis of the revenue calculation at $400.

  • Southwest Airlines Ticket Sales Drop After Fatal Accident
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    Bloomberg

    Southwest Airlines Ticket Sales Drop After Fatal Accident

    Southwest Airlines Co. said a drop in travel bookings that followed its first passenger fatality could cost the carrier as much as $100 million. The slide in ticket sales will drive revenue from each seat flown a mile, a gauge of pricing power, down by 1 percent to 3 percent in the current quarter, the discount carrier said in a statement Thursday. Southwest blamed as much as two percentage points of the decline on weak sales after an engine exploded in flight April 17, piercing the plane and killing a passenger. The sober outlook contrasted with those of rival airlines, which have predicted increases in the revenue gauge of as much as 5 percent. Southwest also faces pressures from aircraft retirements

  • Warren Buffett explains how you could've turned $114 into $400,000 with a simple long-term investment
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    Yahoo Finance

    Warren Buffett explains how you could've turned $114 into $400,000 with a simple long-term investment

    Many of us know the magic of investing money in the stock market—just letting it sit and watching it grow—but few of us really grasp just how powerfully enriching this can be. Not surprisingly, Warren Buffett, the world’s greatest investor, has a vivid example of this which he shared with me during a visit earlier this year at Berkshire Hathaway headquarters in Omaha. First, take yourself back, way back to America’s entry into World War II. Franklin Roosevelt was president and Buffett was a young boy.

  • Amazon is now selling home security services, including installations and no monthly fees
    Finance
    TechCrunch

    Amazon is now selling home security services, including installations and no monthly fees

    Amazon's made a slew of acquisitions in the area of smart home services, and now it's offering a product that brings them together under one roof -- your roof. Amazon has quietly launched a portal offering home security services -- which include all the equipment you would need and in-person visits from Amazon consultants to advise and install the kit. The packages are being sold in five price tiers, at a flat fee -- no monthly service contracts, a significant disruption of how many home security services are sold today.

  • Finance
    Reuters

    Boeing defers Iran deliveries, eases output concerns

    Boeing has found new homes for jets it hoped to deliver to Iran this year, further clouding the prospect of quick deliveries as U.S. President Donald Trump considers whether to withdraw from a pact to remove nuclear-related sanctions. The head of the U.S. planemaker also signaled on Wednesday that Boeing is no longer as concerned as it once was that a collapse of the deal could force it to cut production of the 777 jetliner, threatening hundreds of jobs, due to a pickup in demand. "We have no Iranian deliveries that are scheduled or part of the (production) skyline this year, so those have been deferred in line with the U.S. government process," Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg said in a conference call.

  • Claims Syria used chemical weapons were a hoax: David Stockman
    World
    Fox Business Videos

    Claims Syria used chemical weapons were a hoax: David Stockman

    Former Reagan Budget Director David Stockman on the need to rein in government spending and the Trump administration's handling of Syria and Iran.

  • 7 Stocks Goldman Sachs Thinks Are Set to Rip Higher
    Finance
    InvestorPlace

    7 Stocks Goldman Sachs Thinks Are Set to Rip Higher

    With the market in gridlock, Goldman Sachs has identified 30 stocks with big upside potential. Goldman says trade tensions and rate decisions “[have] made the environment difficult for stock pickers.” But don’t panic! For the best alpha generation opportunities, the firm recommends picking stocks that are more correlated with company specifics rather than general market forces. As a result, all the stocks here have a “Strong Buy” Street consensus rating based only on the last three months.

  • GE dealt another blow by Moody’s as shareholders line up to slam CEO Flannery
    Business
    MarketWatch

    GE dealt another blow by Moody’s as shareholders line up to slam CEO Flannery

    In the latest blow to beleaguered blue chip General Electric Co., Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday revised its outlook on the company’s ratings to negative, meaning it could downgrade it in the medium term. The move “reflects the added headwinds to restoring GE’s credit profile as a result of the $1.5 billion reserve that GE recorded in relation to the investigation by the Department of Justice of possible violations of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (”FIRREA”) by WMC, GE Capital’s discontinued mortgage business,” the rating agency said in a note. Read now: Are you smart or foolish to buy GE stock right now? Don’t miss: Investors shouldn’t get ahead

  • AT&T Yield Rises Above 6% as Shares Plunge
    Business
    barrons.com

    AT&T Yield Rises Above 6% as Shares Plunge

    AT&T (T) shares are down sharply, falling 2.38, or 6.8%, to $32.82 today amid investor displeasure with the company’s earnings report yesterday. The report showed weaker than expected margins in the company’s wireless business and greater than expected subscriber losses in its satellite TV operations. The dividend yield on AT&T shares has moved above 6% today as the stock approaches a 52-week low reached last November. AT&T is now ninth-highest-yielding stock in the S&P 500 index—and the highest-yielding mega-cap stock in the index. The current yield is now 6.1%. The drop in AT&T shares is weighing on shares of Time Warner (TWX), which are off $2.52 to $93.76, because nearly half the consideration

  • Better Buy: Celgene Corporation vs. Gilead Sciences
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: Celgene Corporation vs. Gilead Sciences

    You would have done quite well to buy and hold shares of either Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) or Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) over the past decade. Celgene's biggest problem is front and center in its product lineup. The company's multiple myeloma therapy Revlimid still makes up around 63% of total sales and will probably begin losing ground to generic competition in 2022.

  • Altria (MO) Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Rise Y/Y
    Finance
    Zacks

    Altria (MO) Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Rise Y/Y

    Altria Group Inc.’s MO recently-reported first-quarter 2018 results showed continued strength in the bottom line. The quarterly performance also reflected improved revenues in the smokeless category. Nevertheless, lower cigarette volumes remained a drag

  • Pepsi shores up the drink business in North America
    Business
    ABC News

    Pepsi shores up the drink business in North America

    PepsiCo Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.34 billion. On a per-share basis, the Purchase, New York-based company said it had net income of 94 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and restructuring costs, were 96 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 92 cents per share. The food and beverage company posted revenue of $12.56 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $12.41 billion. PepsiCo expects full-year earnings to be $5.70 per share. PepsiCo shares have dropped 16 percent since the

  • China's smartphone market plunges; Apple falls out of the country's top-4 sellers
    Business
    CNBC.com

    China's smartphone market plunges; Apple falls out of the country's top-4 sellers

    China's smartphone sales saw a record decline in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report by independent analyst company Canalys. According to the report published Thursday, smartphone shipments in China saw a 21 percent decline annually to 91 million units, with eight of the top 10 vendors experiencing a fall in sales. Apple saw itself displaced once again from its No.4 position by local brand Xiaomi, which was the brand that saw the biggest growth in shipments — by 37 percent to 12 million units sold. (Apple had edged ahead of Xioami by a slim margin in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to Canalys.) Top spot holder Huawei, including its Honor brand, also managed to grow shipments

  • ConocoPhillips profit tops estimates on rising oil prices, cost cuts
    Business
    Reuters

    ConocoPhillips profit tops estimates on rising oil prices, cost cuts

    ConocoPhillips (COP.N), the world's largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company, posted a bigger-than-expected first-quarter profit on Thursday, helped by rising crude prices (CLc1) and cost cuts. Results at Conoco, like many of its peers, have steadily improved in recent quarters alongside commodity prices and as better technology makes operations more efficient. Conoco's stock has risen as the company has prioritized cost cuts and asset sales over production increases.