Oil steadies as Saudi sees OPEC 'common position'

Speculation is mounting and tipping crude prices up or down, depending on which oil-producing country drops comments or statements about oil demand and supply. Tehran refused to join a previous attempt this year by OPEC plus non-members such as Russi... More..

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Coalition jets scrambled to defend United States forces from Syrian bombing

He added that the deal was brokered "under the auspices of Russian military officials". A statement by the Russian Defence Ministry said a command centre, terrorist base and ammunition plants were destroy...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

FaceBook's Zuckerberg engages local talent in Nigeria, hunts for new techpreneurs

Facebook may control much of the world's media, but founder Mark Zuckerberg said it is not a media company and never will be. Before his addressed the gathering, Zuckerberg held a morning exercise with entrep...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Samsung reportedly stops distribution of Galaxy Note7 units in Korea

To their credit, Samsung has delayed further shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 to conduct "additional tests ... for product quality". However, some users have found that the Galaxy Note 7 is a little too ...More..

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte comes to South Africa
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte comes to South Africa

Since 2014, he has been a lone voice (well, sometimes his mate and co-worker Billy Cress joins him) has been protesting what he calls " Premature Pumpkin Spicing ". Bauer says he has "a few more pumpkin-themed ...More..

US tax law could dramatically escalate EU, Apple dispute
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

US tax law could dramatically escalate EU, Apple dispute

Cook said Apple will also appeal against the ruling, adding that he thinks the Commission's decision is not about how much tax Apple pays, but rather "which government collects the money". They do. The Euro...More..

Donald Trump vows to remove millions living in country illegally
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Donald Trump vows to remove millions living in country illegally

Clinton's campaign was unshaken by Trump's day. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. In the speech, Mr Trump set out his plan to secure the border, deport criminals and introduce strict vetting of ...More..

Dollar stalls before US jobs data, sterling awaits UK PMI
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Dollar stalls before US jobs data, sterling awaits UK PMI

The greenback had briefly advanced to a one-month high of 103.540 yen overnight on a slightly stronger-than-expected U.S. ADP National Employment Report for August, but its rise was tempered after the August Ch...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

German manufacturing growth slows in August

Still, the PMI has now signalled growth for 38 consecutive months, marking a continuation of its survey-record unbroken sequence above the 50.0 stagnation mark. NBS statistician Zhao Qinghe said both production...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Mondelez says it won't buy Hershey, the shares of which are crashing

Mondelez in late June had offered to buy Pennsylvania-based Hershey for $107 per share, or roughly $22.8 billion, but was rejected. Hershey Trust, a charity which has previously fended off sales of the co...More..

British Airways set to resume direct flights to Iran
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

British Airways set to resume direct flights to Iran

BA's three times a week flights to Iran were suspended in October 2012, a year after the British embassy in Tehran was closed after being stormed by protesters over sanctions against its nuclear programme. BBC ...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Sanchez leads Blue Jays past Orioles 5-3

INDIANS 5, TWINS 4 (at Cleveland) - Francisco Lindor drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and Cleveland extended Minnesota's losing streak to 12 games. He allowed three runs on five hits in six inning...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Hanjin Shipping Upsets Global Trade After Seeking Protection From Creditors

HMM, besides injecting 13 new vessels by September 7, will also provide a reasonable shipping rate for local firms that took a hit from Hanjin's demise, to continue to export their products. "With regard to the...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Apple Owes $14.5 Billion Back Tax, says Europe

The EU ordered the largest tax penalty in a three-year campaign against corporate tax avoidance. This is because, Cook says, they may be "subjected to taxes under laws that never existed". "That's why we led th...More..

US Stocks Rise Shrugging Off Rate Hike Talk
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

US Stocks Rise Shrugging Off Rate Hike Talk

The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to 101.1 this month, an 11-month high. After rallying for five straight months and reaching a record on August 15, the gauge has failed to maintain...More..

Ex-FIFA President Blatter Begins 'Final' Appeal Against 6-Year Ban
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Ex-FIFA President Blatter Begins 'Final' Appeal Against 6-Year Ban

Blatter was banned for eight years last year by the FIFA Ethics Committee over a 2 million Swiss francs payment ($2.72 million) to former UEFA chief Michel Platini, which was made nine years after consultancy w...More..

by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Cleveland Indians topple spiraling Twins 8-4

Otero had been hit around to the tune of a 6.75 earned run average and 58 ERA+ in 2015 with the A's and found himself on waivers at the end of the season. "Too many walks", Dozier said. "This is The Show. You c...More..

No second vote or attempt to stay in EU by
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

No second vote or attempt to stay in EU by "back door"

The PM's official spokesman added: "Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of the referendum in the first place". Speaking at her country retreat in Chequers, Mrs May confirmed there would be no second r...More..

Valls fuels burkini row with naked Marianne remark
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Valls fuels burkini row with naked Marianne remark

Valls, whose opinion has clashed with two of his ministers, cut a defiant figure at a rally Monday night, restating his belief that "the veil" is harmful to women and is not secular. Ms Vallaud-Belkacem, a fe...More..

Com Will Cease Operations Next Week After A 14-Year Run
by | Thursday, September 01, 2016

Com Will Cease Operations Next Week After A 14-Year Run

Founder Nick Denton reportedly told staffers Thursday afternoon that Gawker .com will come to an end next week. The company now publishes seven sites in addition to Gawker .com, including the feminist-foc...More..