Govt asks banks to deposit junked notes at RBI by July 20

Govt asks banks to deposit junked notes at RBI by July 20 As on November 8, 2016, the total amount of currency in circulation was Rs 17.7 lakh crore. The government's surprise announcement late on Monday night to allow district cooperative banks to exchange demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 with the RBI may trigger more such demands from those still left with the old bills. [Full Article...]

Oil price extends drop to 7 month lows, despite OPEC cuts

The fall in crude price came despite larger than expected U.S. crude and gasoline inventories, a sign that confidence in the OPEC deal is shaky. A meeting of the OPEC/non-OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee is scheduled in Russian Federation in late July, with the exact venue and date still to be determined. [Full Article...]

Uber boss Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave as CEO

CEO Travis Kalanick said he will let his leadership team run the troubled ride-hailing company while he's gone. In explaining his decision to take a leave of absence , Kalanick sent a memo to employees that addressed the consistent turmoil. [Full Article...]

Hearing scheduled on release of Cosby jury names

She countered that it was because she had to for her job . Cosby also said he gave Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to help her relax before what he insisted was a consensual sexual encounter at his home . [Full Article...]

'Trooping the color' in London for queen's official birthday

'Trooping the color' in London for queen's official birthday Is it nice to see the royals taking the time to connect with victims? The Queen used her official birthday to award the police officer killed in March's Westminster attack with a posthumous honour. Her message follows an evening of protests in Kensington, where the fire took place, and outside Downing Street, where angry crowds shouted " May must go ". [Full Article...]

Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat

Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat Qatar's neighbors have also criticized Qatar for allegedly supporting groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Qatar's ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani spoke by telephone overnight with his counterpart in Kuwait, which has maintained ties with Qatar, and chose to postpone the speech, the minister told Qatar-based Al Jazeera television. [Full Article...]

Data Of Almost 200 Million US Voters Exposed Online

Among the data were voters' names , dates of birth , home addresses , phone numbers , voter-registration data and information related to ethnicity and religion , according to UpGuard . "After we were informed of this incident, we updated the access settings and set the protocols to prevent anyone from accessing them", stated Alex Lund, founder of" Deep Root Analytics . [Full Article...]

Stocks at Session Highs as Apple Drives Tech Recovery

Stocks at Session Highs as Apple Drives Tech Recovery Overall, the tech sector enjoyed its best daily advance in months, with the S&P 500's tech sector booking its best daily climb since Dec. 7, 2016, while a popular way to trade the sector, the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF, jumped 1.5% for its best daily gain since December, led by shares of Micron Technology Inc., Advanced Micro Devices Inc., and NVIDIA Corp. [Full Article...]

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

And because customers can buy foods and bulk items like toilet paper from a single retailer, discount retailers such as Costco , Target and Walmart should feel threatened, too. Shares of competing retailers Kroger Co., Target , and Walmart all fell Friday after the deal was announced , while Amazon shares were up by 2.4 percent. [Full Article...]

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday For another, the combination of finally launching talks on Monday and May being at the summit on Thursday and Friday made the coming week a key opportunity to "rebuild trust" after tempers had boiled over on both sides in recent months. "We're not going to get into - and I know there has been a lot of talk about our position in relation to social issues for example - those are matters for the Nort... [Full Article...]

Sensex, Nifty Seen Flat To Slightly Higher

Sensex, Nifty Seen Flat To Slightly Higher However, initial strong gains were relinquished by modest profit-taking as well as some caution ahead of the central bank policy meeting, beginning tomorrow. It was followed by Adani Enterprises (0.63 million), Power Finance Corporation (0.60 million) and Reliance Communications (0.53 million). In broader markets, The S&P BSE Mid-Cap index provisionally rose 0.15 per cent. [Full Article...]

Former NBA bad boy Rodman is back in North Korea

Former NBA bad boy Rodman is back in North Korea Joseph Yun, the US special envoy on North Korea, met with North Korean officials in Oslo in May and reached agreement for Swedish diplomats to visit Warmbier. But the nation still has three more Americans in its jails. Certainly Mr. Trump is aware of Mr. Rodman's visit, but the former athlete's trip doesn't have official backing. [Full Article...]

No deal yet between UK Conservatives and DUP to back PM May

The start of parliament has been delayed since last Thursday's election, a gamble May took to strengthen her hand in talks to leave the European Union but which has left her scrambling for a deal with the eurosceptic DUP to keep her in power. [Full Article...]

Top seed Konta wins Nottingham semi-final

Top seed Konta wins Nottingham semi-final At the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Ana Konjuh displayed remarkable resolve to overcome Evgeniya Rodina and book her semi-final berth. No.5-seeded Lucie Safarova also came through on Friday, defeating Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-3, 0-6, 6-4, to set a semifinal with Donna Vekic . [Full Article...]

Woman who stormed stage during 'Julius Caesar' is arrested

Woman who stormed stage during 'Julius Caesar' is arrested Loomer was arrested outside the theatre after she allegedly refused police requests to stop shouting and move along. The protester took to the stage of the Delacorte Theater around 8:30 p.m. Rebel TV's Laura Loomer was arrested after interrupting the play during a key scene where a Trump lookalike is viciously stabbed and assassinated. [Full Article...]

Wal-Mart to buy Bonobos for $310 mln (WMT, AMZN, WFM)

Walmart's Bonobos deal follows and complements several other acquisitions that the retail giant has made in the area of online fashion. But, perhaps more by intent than coincidence Amazon also announced it would be buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. [Full Article...]

Sensex pares initial gains, down 30 pts

Sensex pares initial gains, down 30 pts The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 31,252.71 points, touched a high of 31,289.98 points and a low of 31,229.25 points. BSE Mid-cap Index closed up 33.75 points or 0.23% at 14834.42 points while, BSE Small-cap Index closed up 46.69 points 0.30% at 15472.55 points. [Full Article...]

Euro US Dollar Exchange Rate Relieved as Greece Avoids Crisis Once Again

Asian markets mostly rose yesterday following a sell-off the previous day, while the dollar and pound extended gains on growing expectations of a hike in U.S. On a less positive note, another report showed that USA industrial production was flat in May, disappointing expectations for a 0.2% rise. Chairwoman Janet Yellen said. [Full Article...]

Modi meets Xi, calls for respecting each other's core concerns

Speaking after Modi, Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif also congratulated India on joining SCO and said that the organisation gives a shared platform to fight terrorism. India has maintained that Chinese vision for a "Silk Road" to boost trade across the world would push all the member states in huge debts. We want connectivity to pave way for enhancing cooperation and confidence among the societies a... [Full Article...]

Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey in high-stakes Senate hearing

Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey in high-stakes Senate hearing And it's conceivable that that occurred. "Let me state this clearly, colleagues". If I don't qualify it you'll accuse me of lying. Sessions said on Tuesday he did not recuse himself because he felt he was a subject of the investigation himself but rather because he felt he was required to by Justice Department rules. [Full Article...]

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