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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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Oil prices increase as Texas refineries start returning to normal

Gasoline for October RBV7, -1.14% fell 1.4% to $1.68 a gallon on Wednesday. The two pipelines transport around 675,000 barrels per day (bpd) of West Texas crude oil into East H...

Energy Secretary: US gas prices will rise in Storm Harvey's wake

Additionally, Indian Oil says demand is strong enough for refiners that do not export to stick to domestic markets and enjoy cheaper feedstock and higher fuel prices . "As the pip...

Hurricane fuels spike in Greater Lowell gas prices

The gasoline supply issues could reduce inventories on the East Coast, causing prices to rise further, Zachary Rogers, a refining and oil products analyst at Wood Mackenzie Ltd...

People need to consider flood insurance

For reinsurance companies, Fitch expects that the insured loss from the storm will fall within primary players retention levels under catastrophe programs, with perhaps a small p...

Tropical disturbance brushes NC coast, heading out to sea

Heavy rain is expected to be the main hazard. Monday: Rain and thunderstorms linger in Florida and spread into eastern North Carolina and eastern Virginia. There is a 10- to 20...

Disturbance To Pelt North Carolina Coast With Rain, Gusty Wind

A weather system off Africa that's being monitored by the National Hurricane Center is likely to develop as it approaches the eastern Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said Tuesday. Fo...

Tropical storm warning posted for part of North Carolina

The storm system that could become Irma was expected to track up the mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday before moving out to sea Wednesday . We'll see a nice mix of sun and clouds. It is ...

Disturbance To Pelt North Carolina Coast With Rain, Gusty Wind

A weather system off Africa that's being monitored by the National Hurricane Center is likely to develop as it approaches the eastern Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said Tuesday. Fo...

A Tropical Storm is Developing Northeast of Jacksonville

As always, there's the chance we could see a very unsafe storm come our way before the season is over - remember, Hugo, the Historic Floods of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew all occur...

Coastal Storm Bringing Rain & Wind to NC Coast

Harvey brought catastrophic flooding to Texas . As of this writing, rain is already spreading northward through the Garden State, with heavier rain expected later on. Sunday n...

Special Reports

Lee jailed for 5 years in bribery case

Lee jailed for 5 years in bribery case

Lee had been spearheading the country's biggest conglomerate with 350 trillion won ($310.1 billion) in assets as its father and chairman Lee Kun-hee has fallen into a coma in 2014 ...

Floyd Mayweather to Fight Conor McGregor in Lighter Gloves

Floyd Mayweather to Fight Conor McGregor in Lighter Gloves

One point articulated by Marnell, which every other commission member echoed, is that referee selection is the most important factor in fighter health and safety, particularly in a...

Reliance Disruption: Jio Launches A Zero Priced Feature Phone

Reliance Disruption: Jio Launches A Zero Priced Feature Phone

In addition to Reliance Jio , Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Vodafone, Reliance Communications, and BSNL are looking for enhancing their mobile Internet reach. It comes with an A...

Venus Williams vs Jelena Ostapenko

Venus Williams vs Jelena Ostapenko

Williams became the oldest woman to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinal since 1994 with a rock-solid performance on Centre Court. Williams will next face either second-seeded Sim...

June job growth was a healthy 222000 . . . but we can do better

June job growth was a healthy 222000 . . . but we can do better

The US economy added 222,000 jobs in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . Even with 2,000 jobs added this past month, the legal industry has seen a lot of cuts to...

Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods

Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods

The question for many other grocery stores might wonder if they're perishable. In working toward becoming an industry leader in staple industries such as food & beverage, Amazon...

Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'

Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'

That House bill was widely criticized for letting states seek waivers from insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions. In other words, Senate Republican leadersh...

Whole Foods customers react to $13.7 billion Amazon merger

Whole Foods customers react to $13.7 billion Amazon merger

Charlie O'Shea, a Moody's lead retail analyst, told the Associated Press news agency that the deal could be "transformative, not just for food retail, but for retail in general"....

Oil hits the lowest since November as over-supply glut continues

Oil hits the lowest since November as over-supply glut continues

USA inventories fell less than forecast last week, keeping supplies more than 100 million barrels above the five-year average, according to data from the Energy Information Admi...