Economy

Some of Qatar's policies, such as its support for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, clash with U.S. priorities; yet it also hosts a USA military base that is crucial to the fight against Islamic State. The diplomatic crisis , the worst since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Gulf War, has seen Arab nations and others cut ties to Qatar, which hosts a major USA military base and will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) Position Decreased by Advisors Asset Management Inc

    Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) Position Decreased by Advisors Asset Management Inc

    Economy

    The real estate investment trust reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.01. Corporate Office Properties Trust had a return on equity of 1.90% and a net margin of 4.56%. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.93%.
  • Kim Kardashian Cuddles Up to Kanye West on Trip to Japan

    Kim Kardashian Cuddles Up to Kanye West on Trip to Japan

    Economy

    A source recently gave the press some details regarding Kim and Kanye's trip to the Bahamas where the couple had a lot of fun, and they nearly didn't want to return home. In case you missed it (hello, where have you been!?), Yeezy celebrated his 40th birthday on Thursday June 8 and what better way to wish your bro-in-law a happy birthday than to do it over social media? "[Kim Kardashian] would love to [have more children] as well in a flawless world, but the reality is that pregnancy is ...
  • Jeffrey Immelt Stepping Down as CEO at General Electric Company

    Jeffrey Immelt Stepping Down as CEO at General Electric Company

    Economy

    Immelt spent a good portion of his time at GE downsizing the company, casting off divisions such as the NBC television network and its appliances division, as well as numerous assets of the profitable GE Capital unit. He has also withdrawn GE nearly entirely from financial services, which once accounted for about half of the company's sales. Immelt has been at the helm of GE since 2001, overseeing a transformation that included selling numerous company's businesses.
  • ISIS claims responsibility for Philippines terrorist attack

    ISIS claims responsibility for Philippines terrorist attack

    Economy

    Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella has ruled out a link between the casino attack and the ongoing operation against Islamist militants occupying several neighborhoods of Marawi, who are seeking recognition from Islamic State. The footage showed guests frantically running for the exits, the sound of gunshots and smoke coming from the upper floors of buildings. They say the gunman fled with $2 million in stolen casino chips, then forced his way into a room in an adjoining hotel and killed ...
  • Deutsche Bank AG Reiterates Buy Rating for Dixons Carphone PLC (DC)

    Economy

    They now have a GBP 245.00p price target on the stock. During last one month it showed the change of 1.80%. On June 1, 2017 the stock rating was rated "Reduce" according to a Standpoint Research report a cut from the previous " rating. The stock of EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE:EQGP) is a huge mover today! This represents a dividend yield of 3.07%. A number of investment brokers have recently updated their price targets on shares of William Hill (LON:WMH).
  • Shock exit poll predicts United Kingdom on track for hung parliament

    Shock exit poll predicts United Kingdom on track for hung parliament

    Economy

    Exit polls predicted the Conservative Party would win 318 seats in Britain's 650-seat Parliament and the left-wing opposition Labour Party 267 - a race with no clear victor. Another panelist, Williams, said that Theresa May made a mistake when she called for a snap election because the prime minister had a wrong expectation about winning the election.
  • Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson urges soft Brexit

    Economy

    And that's exactly what the cabinet feel was: "that we will go forward together", Davidson said, after the meeting ended. Her suggestion after the election that Theresa May "rethink" her Brexit strategy was a barely veiled call to soften up Brexit, echoing anti-democratic Tories like Anna Soubry, who said the election result had made clear that "the country did not vote for a hard Brexit".
  • India para-athlete forced to sleep on train floor

    India para-athlete forced to sleep on train floor

    Economy

    Speaking to ANI , Railway's Director General Public Relations Anil Saxena said that the Train Ticket Examiner of the Garibhrath Express immediately tried to help her when she raised the issue. "Usually people sympathise and exchange their seats, but this time they refused". Suvarna Raj also said that she want to meet Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and tell him about the problems they have to face while travelling in trains.
  • Oil prices dip on fears Middle East spat could harm OPEC cuts

    Oil prices dip on fears Middle East spat could harm OPEC cuts

    Economy

    Crude stocks in the United States grew 3.3 million barrels to 513 million barrels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Traders will be paying attention to US inventories data over the next few days. Crude stocks at the Cushing , Okla., delivery hub fell by 1.4 million bbl, the EIA said. That's because crude production in the United States, which is not participating in the cuts, has jumped by over 10 percent since mid-2016 to 9.34 million bpd, close to ...
  • UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach

    UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach

    Economy

    She declared: "I got us into this mess, and I'm going to get us out of it". Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson flew to Belfast on Saturday to begin formal discussions with the DUP after the election resulted in a hung parliament. The European Union's chief negotiator has said "I can't negotiate with myself", as he warned Britain may be running out of time to reach a Brexit deal.