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Dow, DuPont soar on prospect of $130 bln chemicals merger

Investors are jittery right now as they weigh the implications of last week's good USA employment numbers and next week's expected Fed rate hike, market observers said. More than 8.05 billion shares changed hands on USA exchanges compared with the 6....

Kim Kardashian West's 'really tough' pregnancy

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 's name for their baby boy has been the source of much speculation - but one person had it figured out months ago. Earlier reports had suggested that Kim wanted to middle name the child Robert, in honour of h...

Walmart Pay Takes on Apple, Google

The superstore is rolling out Walmart Pay, the first payment system introduced by a USA retailer that can be used on both Apple and Android smartphones. It will also allow for the integration of other payment options such as mobile wallets in the f...

C-3PO gets new skill in new 'Star Wars'

Abrams' comments didn't go unnoticed. We've been hearing about it for more than a year - and it's everywhere, not just in some galaxy far, far away. "It's incredibly amusing but touching and the story obviously is character-led, so there's all of t...

Stocks drop in early trading as oil price falls again

It's still the biggest loser in the Standard & Poor's 500 index this year, however, down 78 percent. RETAIL BOOST: Retail sales grew 0.2 percent in November, an improvement compared to August-October. Recent economic reports indicate that the US ec...

Wal-Mart to Launch Own Mobile Pay System

Walmart Pay will let customers add any major credit, debit, prepaid or Walmart gift card to the retailer's mobile app and then scan a QR code at checkout with their iPhone or Android cameras to pay. "Developing it's own mobile pay solution brin...

Walmart Pay is exactly what you think it is

Neil Ashe, president and CEO of Walmart Global eCommerce said in the announcement, "The timing couldn't be better to share this news, given what we saw over the holiday weekend". Walmart Pay will be introduced this month in select stores near Walmart...

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Assemblyman to host town hall meeting in Rome on health care proposal

Nonpartisan political experts are saying the vote could endanger the Republicans' House majority, and the initial polls indicate little support for the bill. Sen. However, this w...

Tesla Selling Solar Roof Tiles

They'll be economically competitive if priced similar to traditional roofing materials plus the cost of solar panels . Interested parties can place an order for a solar roof ...

Buffett: GOP Health Care Bill a Tax Cut for the Rich

Buffett said Saturday that health care costs have gone up incredibly, and are expected to continue increasing. Buffett says Wells Fargo didn't act promptly when it discovered the...

Ryan on Republicans not reading the bill: 'Bogus attack' from the left

While the bill is likely to remembered as one of the greatest bipartisan compromises of the decade, it is not without detractors. That means there will be controversy surrounding a...

Penguins overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

Washington systematically dismantled the defending Stanley Cup champions, who looked listless as they struggled to generate any kind of sustained pressure. But consider the intr...

Estate tax elimination only benefits wealthiest

However, Roberton Williams , a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center , which analyzes the impact of tax policy changes, told us that Trump's plan "would save high-income peopl...

Trump's Proposed Corporate Tax Cut: In Perspective

That's because it will raise prices on imported goods, he explained. Business investment has been weak for the last couple of years, dragging down economic growth. As a result of...

Facebook shares dip from high as investors fret over costs, future profit

Meanwhile, the number of people using Facebook monthly increased 17 percent to 1.94 billion, according to the earnings report. Much of Facebook's profits was once again dri...

How Donald Trump's U.S. tax cuts could impact Australia

But especially on the business side, Trump's plan lacks numerous details needed to make the numbers work. The data came from S&P Capital IQ and is based on SEC filings. "This is a...

Trump administration unveils tax reform proposal

Mnuchin described the AMT as an unnecessary complication ti the tax code. Though Trump refuses to release any recent tax returns, information from his 2005 return indicates that ...

Special Reports

Trump approaches 100 days in power

President Donald Trump is under heavy scrutiny as the first symbolic milestone of his presidency fast approaches - but it seems Trump is giving himself a pass on his 100-days marke...

Trump calls Canada's dairy trade policies a 'disgrace'

Weins, who did not offer any advice on renegotiating NAFTA given Trump's insistence upon changing the trade rules, says the problems facing USA dairy farmers were all created by o...

Trump to announce important tax reform next week

Trump to announce important tax reform next week

Trump signed an executive order to review major regulations set a year ago and simplify America's notorious tax filing process . "They're too complicated", he said. White House of...

Sharks' Thornton, Couture game-time decision

If the Oilers want to leave victorious and tie this series up, they will have to put on tremendous pressure and get shots on net. Now we need to win game two. It was the first t...

Rondo the kingpin as Bulls hit overdrive

While Butler is averaging 26.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game so far this postseason, Rondo is at 11.5 points, 10.0 assists, 8.5 rebounds and...

Watch Addison Russell Hit Big Walk-Off Home Run Against Brewers

Watch Addison Russell Hit Big Walk-Off Home Run Against Brewers

If anyone tries to sell the ring, the Cubs have the right to buy the ring back for $1! During the nine-game homestand, you had wind variances blowing in at 25 miles per hour to ...

Real Brexit talks will only start after June vote: EU Commission

Theresa May has said a snap general election is necessary to prevent opposition parties at Westminster "frustrating" the Brexit process. With Mrs May needing the support of 434...

UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

Britain is now gearing up for its third general election in seven years, which comes less than a year after the divisive referendum that decided the United Kingdom would withdraw ...

Giannis Antetokounmpo Dazzles in Playoff Debut for Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo Dazzles in Playoff Debut for Milwaukee Bucks

Antetokounmpo's layup to open the second quarter gave the Bucks a 10-point lead, but the Raptors hit back and a driving finger roll by DeRozan had Toronto up by three points....