Can women enter Sabarimala temple? 5-judge Constitution Bench to decide

Can women enter Sabarimala temple? 5-judge Constitution Bench to decide

In November past year, after the Left government took charge in Kerala, there was a U-turn by the state government from its earlier stance and the affidavit stated that it was ready to allow women of all ages to enter Sabarimala. This violates the rights of the women. Surendran also said that the CPI (M)-led LDF government in the state was of the view that there should not be gender- based discrimination for entry in temples. Read More

Samsung Electronics CEO quits in shock move

Samsung Electronics CEO quits in shock move

Kwon has served as a vice chairman at Samsung Electronics since 2012 and also served as a senior executive at the company's display division since previous year. He added, the company is making record earnings, which are consequences of decisions and investments from the past. Samsung hasn't given out information on the timing of succession, nor did it share who will take on Kwon's responsibilities when he leaves next year. Read More

Cook County Board Overwhelmingly Votes To Repeal Soda Tax

Cook County Board Overwhelmingly Votes To Repeal Soda Tax

Cook County's soda tax has officially lost its fizzle. The tax also applies to hundreds of premade sweetened beverages besides pop. After plenty of backlash from all directions, the controversial sweetened beverage tax that went into effect just two months ago has inevitably been repealed. Read More

Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2% in September; Hurricanes Strip 33000 Jobs

Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2% in September; Hurricanes Strip 33000 Jobs

The unemployment rate meanwhile declined to 4.2 percent. Turning to earnings, average weekly hours were not impacted by the weather - which is unusual - and average hourly earnings rose dramatically. The labor force rose a huge 575,000 and the labor force participation rate by 0.2 percentage points. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also revised the previous month's number up to 169,000 from 156,000 originally reported for August . Read More

Wind power tariff hits record low of ₹2.64 per unit

Wind power tariff hits record low of ₹2.64 per unit

The research undertaken by the International Energy Agency (IEA ) showed that solar was leading the way, growing by 50% and passing the 74GW mark. This was the first time solar PV capacity has outgrown all other fuels. Solar PV and wind together represent 90 per cent of India's capacity growth as auctions yielded some of the world's lowest prices for both technologies. Read More

Ford's Hackett calls for sweeping changes in vehicle development, investment

Ford's Hackett calls for sweeping changes in vehicle development, investment

Sherif Marakby , Ford's vice president of autonomous vehicles and electrification, told Reuters he couldn't comment on specific partnerships that haven't been announced. when it comes to getting electric vehicles and autonomous technology on the road. The industry outsider on Tuesday afternoon will lay out for investors his strategic plan for the 114-year-old automaker. Read More

UKIP's next leader: Who will save (or scuttle) the ship?

UKIP's next leader: Who will save (or scuttle) the ship?

It had been feared that a victory for Ms Waters would have seen the party lurch towards the far right, prompting up to 18 MEPs and scores of councillors and other members to quit the party's ranks. Mr Bolton did not join UKIP until 2014, but quickly made an impression by becoming its candidate in Kent in the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Read More

United Nations watchdog warns firms operating on Israel settlements

United Nations watchdog warns firms operating on Israel settlements

According to long-held United States policy comporting with global law, all territory captured by Israel from Jordan in 1967 is occupied territory, under dispute, the permanent status of which will be determined in negotiations between Israel and the PLO, serving as representative of the Palestinian people. Read More

Unilever acquiresCarver Korea for US$2.7b

Unilever acquiresCarver Korea for US$2.7b

Confirming this development, Alan Jope, Unilever president of personal care, said: "We are delighted to be acquiring Carver Korea ". "Unilever continues to build a portfolio of niche brands in premium beauty to capture opportunities in high-margin dynamic categories", said Ildiko Szalai, an analyst at Euromonitor International. Read More

Uber CEO Apologizes After London Ban

Uber CEO Apologizes After London Ban

London's local government transportation agency, Transport for London ( TfL ), listed four ways that Uber's conduct demonstrated wrongdoing and caused "potential public safety and security implications ", including "its approach to reporting serious criminal offences" and "approach to explaining the use of Greyball in London". Read More

Crude inventories up again, gasoline, diesel stocks down

Crude inventories up again, gasoline, diesel stocks down

The pace at which refiners processed crude rose by the most since 2008, yet distillate supplies slid by 5.69 million barrels and gasoline stockpiles fell by 2.13 million barrels. Oil prices rose almost 2 percent on Wednesday, despite a rise in USA crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Read More

Toys 'R' Us seeks bankruptcy to survive retail upheaval

Toys 'R' Us seeks bankruptcy to survive retail upheaval

The toy chain filed for bankruptcy-court protection Monday night, another in a string of specialty retailers felled by Wal-Mart Stores Inc ., Amazon.com Inc ., and the rest of the online onslaught. Various lenders including JPMorgan have already committed as much as $3bn already to financing the attempted company turn around. "We are a financially robust and self-funding retail operation, which continues to significantly grow and invest in this region". Read More

OPEC sees higher 2018 oil demand, trims output

OPEC sees higher 2018 oil demand, trims output

Oil topped US$50 (RM209) a barrel for the first time and closed at a six-week high amid heightened optimism that a demand resurgence is in the offing. that the oil surplus is slowly disappearing", said Norbert Rucker, head of macro and commodity research at Julius Baer. And data indicating higher demand and falling output from major oil exporters have bolstered prices all week. Read More

Equifax hack: What to do if your identity was stolen

Equifax hack: What to do if your identity was stolen

The Better Business Bureau serving Eastern North Carolina is urging you to monitor your credit. In response, the financial institutions reporting to Equifax , and the individuals about whom it tracks and rates will be filing lawsuits across the country. Read More

Irma's winds snap construction crane in Miami

Irma's winds snap construction crane in Miami

Officials with developer The Related Group told the Sun-Sentinel the crane collapse caused no injuries and did not appear to damage anything else. A crane in downtown Miami , Fla. Maurice Pons, deputy director of the city's building department, said in a statement then that he "would not advise" riding out the storm near one of the cranes. Read More

Self-driving cars could be on the road sooner than you think

Self-driving cars could be on the road sooner than you think

The first federal bill on autonomous vehicle technology passed the full U.S. House of Representatives unanimously on September 6, 2017. "The Coalition is grateful for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's bipartisan leadership on the SELF DRIVE Act , and we look forward to working with members of the House and Senate to enact autonomous vehicle legislation that enhances safety, creates new mobility opportunities, and facilitates innovation", the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer ... Read More

Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to resign for personal reasons

Fed Vice Chairman Fischer to resign for personal reasons

Fischer, 73, cited " personal reasons ", for his resignation, which will take effect October 13. Fischer, 73, whose term was set to expire in 2020, cited personal reasons for his departure. But with Fischer's soon-to-be-vacant seat, the president has the responsibility for nominating a candidate to the seven-member Board of Governors, and each much be confirmed by the Senate. Read More

Harvey price gouging offenders will pay, Texas AG Paxton says

Harvey price gouging offenders will pay, Texas AG Paxton says

The Department investigates any time there is evidence that state law has been violated for gouging or price fixing. Those found guilty of such activities could face fines of up to $20,000, or up to $60,000 if they are victimizing people ages 65 or older. Read More

More Voters Trust Media Over Trump

More Voters Trust Media Over Trump

The poll reflected public sentiment following violent clashes this month in Charlottesville , Virginia , between white-supremacist groups and protesters who opposed them. Sixty-two of respondents say the president is doing more to divide the country, while 31 percent say he is doing more to unite the country. "Elected on his strength as a deal-maker, but now overwhelmingly considered a divider, President Donald Trump has a big negative job approval rating and low scores on handling ... Read More

Apple gets $208M in tax breaks to build Iowa data center

Apple gets $208M in tax breaks to build Iowa data center

Google , Facebook , and Microsoft all have data centers in the area. The two 400,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facilities - to be built on 2,000 acres in Waukee, which is 18 miles west of Des Moines - will run entirely on renewable energy to power North American users of Apple products and services and will create more than 550 construction and operations jobs in the Des Moines area, Tim Cook said. Read More

Trump Mideast Peace Team Tackles the Issues in Jerusalem and Ramallah

Trump Mideast Peace Team Tackles the Issues in Jerusalem and Ramallah

TRT World spoke to Guy Ziv , Professor of International Affairs in American University in Washington DC. "We have things to talk about - how to advance peace, stability and security in our region, prosperity too". In what can only be described as a complete about face, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert would not make any statements endorsing or committing to the two-state solution for the Arab conflict with Israel. Read More

Salesforce beats Q2 targets, subscription revenue up 26 percent

Salesforce beats Q2 targets, subscription revenue up 26 percent

Total revenue was up 26% from the prior-year quarter, while cash generated from operations was $331 million, an increase of 32% year-over-year. Earnings per share (adjusted ) - $0.33 per share. Overall, one research analyst has assigned a Hold rating and 10 research analysts have given a Buy rating to the stock. (NYSE: CRM ) for 1.16 million shares. Read More

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The stock declined 0.08% or $0.09 reaching $119.13 per share. With 1.73 million avg volume, 2 days are for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings L (NASDAQ:NCLH)'s short sellers to cover NCLH's short positions. Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Limited Liability owns 36,192 shares or 0.05% of their U.S. portfolio. Cheesecake Factory Inc Com (NASDAQ:CAKE) was raised too. Read More

Infosys Ltd ADR (INFY) Stock Sinks on Surprise CEO Resignation

Infosys Ltd ADR (INFY) Stock Sinks on Surprise CEO Resignation

Scrips of global software major Infosys on Friday plummeted nearly 10 per cent, losing around Rs 29,000 crore in terms of market capital, post the resignation of Vishal Sikka as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD). Read More

Vishal Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, Board attacks Narayana Murthy

Vishal Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, Board attacks Narayana Murthy

He now has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the entire portfolio of the company's offerings. Rao, with more than 30 years of experience, is presently the Chairperson of Infosys BPO. These efforts had also been hampered by what Sikka had earlier referred to as the "challenging environment out there". However, by 2017, founder and former CEO Narayana Murthy had expressed concerns over financial impropriety following substantial severance packages, and demanded probes into ... Read More