• Petra Kvitova wins first title since stabbing at Aegon Classic in Birmingham

    Petra Kvitova wins first title since stabbing at Aegon Classic in Birmingham

    Economy

    Kvitova reached the latest milestone on her comeback by beating Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Sunday. In the other half the tournament's other Grand Slam victor, Garbine Muguruza , survived a powerful assault against CoCo Vandeweghe who eventually had to retire with an injured ankle picked up in her opening match and which she aggravated when she fell in the second set.
  • Markets Right Now: Stock indexes slip below recent records

    Economy

    At 12:37 p.m. ET (1637 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 37.39 points, or 0.17 percent, at 21,429.75, the S&P 500 was down 1.1 point, or 0.05 percent, at 2,435.93. Shares of Intel Corp (NASDAQ: INTC) fell 1.8% and Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) finished 1.4% lower. MSCI has been considering including these A-shares in its index for years but had demurred until now due to a range of concerns, including their inaccessibility for global investors.
  • United Orders 100 of Newest Boeing Jet, Delta Chooses Airbus

    Economy

    He also hinted at orders for the 777 wide-body jet which faces a drop in production pending the arrival of a newer model. The third, Indonesia's Lion Mentari Airlines PT, announced an order for the 737 Max 10 on Monday, hours after Boeing formally launched the latest member of an aircraft family that has flown for a half century.
  • Amazon moves into real-world stores with $13.7 billion Whole Foods deal

    Economy

    Amazon will pay $42 a share in cash for the organic-food chain, the companies said on Friday. Now it wants to fill your fridge. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos acknowledged the almost four-decade history that Whole Foods has of "satisfying, delighting and nourishing customers", with its natural and organic products.
  • Obama denounces Senate GOP health care bill

    Economy

    Sandoval, a Republican who accepted Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in his state, said about 210,000 people gained health coverage under the law. The government's share of these Medicaid costs would start to decrease in 2021, lowering from 90 percent to the regular federal share of 65 percent.
  • Latest Snapchat update reveals user location down to street level

    Latest Snapchat update reveals user location down to street level

    Economy

    The Verge writes that to opt out, new Snapchat users should choose ghost mode, and those who already opted in can switch to ghost mode in the map's settings to disable the location feature. "They do have heat maps so you can see where the hot spots are". But internet safety experts fear it could lead to stalking or bullying. "But I think overall, if you're aware of what's going on with your child you're going to know who they're snapchatting", Schneider-Loberg said.
  • SpiceJet signs deal to buy 40 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jets

    SpiceJet signs deal to buy 40 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jets

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    Qatar Airways firms up an order for 20 Boeing BA.N 737 MAX jets after letter of intent a year ago for up to 60 737 MAX 8 jets. In a sign of their more modest expectations, some companies have cut back on staffing and catering at this year's Paris Air Show and made less space available for the media.
  • Walker supports Johnson opposition to health care bill

    Economy

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks on to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, June 22, 2017 , following a meeting with Senate Republicans on a health reform bill . Either way, it's clear that this bill is not the one either party at the local level was hoping for. Trump, in an interview that aired Sunday on Fox News , said, "I think we're going to get there", but acknowledged the complicated road in the coming days to "picking a plan that ...
  • Kuwait gives Qatar List of Demands from Saudi Arabia, Other Nations

    Economy

    The Reuters news agency reported that Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt had given Qatar 10 days to comply with the list, citing an official from one of those four countries. Qatar has denied the accusations. The list was handed to the Qatari government by Kuwait , which is mediating the dispute between the nations. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said recently that his country would rely on other countries if the blockade ...
  • Not 'That Far Off' From Passing Health Overhaul

    Economy

    Sandoval said the Senate bill "is something that needs to change ". A handful of Republicans - more than Mr. McConnell can afford to lose - were quick to disparage the measure. "Obamacare is collapsing. This is a crisis for the American people". Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell has pushed for a vote on the bill next week, but at least four Republicans have publicly voiced their opposition to the bill.