Meanwhile, North American stock markets were lower as the S&P/TSX composite index slipped 14.44 points to 15,464.85 in Toronto. The Nasdaq gave up 35.39 (-0.63 percent) to close at 5,538.73, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,267.89, down 6.75 (-0.30 percent) from its open.
BAT said the merged group will be a "stronger, truly global" company, combining BAT's worldwide and emerging market strength with Reynolds' US focus. This time, BAT increased their offer price by $2 billion, and Reynolds finally budged. Centerview Partners, Deutsche Bank and UBS advised BAT on the deal, while Lazard, JP Morgan and Jones Day worked for Reynolds American .
It's not every day that a person finds out that their stock trading cost them a billion dollars, but billionaire George Soros had one of those days on Thursday. Druckenmiller, who spent $3.5 million on donations to Republicans - a small amount compared to Soros's $20 million in 2016 - "scored gains of more than 10% in 2016" through his own firm, the Journal reports.
Publishers will have the opportunity to insert ads into their videos after people have been watching them for at least 20 seconds, and they can only appear in videos that are at least 90 seconds long, according to Recode . Facebook will differentiate its videos by serving a mid-roll ad instead of the dreaded pre-roll that most videos include. That is going to be the most obvious impact once Facebook rolls this feature out and could lead to publishers spending more time and resources in ...
Brent crude futures were down $1.01, or 1.8 per cent, at $56.09 a barrel at 1006 GMT (3:36 p.m.in India). On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in February CLG7, +0.67% traded flat at $51.96 a barrel in the Globex electronic session.
The most serious injury in the crash was a broken leg, he said. The train hit the bumping block... the bumping block basically knocked it off the track. The derailment happened on Track 6 at the terminal around 8:30 a.m. Another person posted, "Atlantic Avenue Terminal is insane right now because of the passenger train derailment".
The winning bid Thursday for the prized but imperilled species was the second highest ever after a record 155.4 million yen ($1.8 million) bid in 2013. The Japanese continue to be the biggest consumers of bluefin tuna , a species that many environmental experts say could go extinct due to extreme overfishing.
The airline now operates three daily flights between CAK and Atlanta, which will end June 3, according to airline spokesman Dan Landson. Southwest Cargo service is offered on all flights. This is the first flight from Oakland that will serve the Newark Liberty airport, Taylor said. OAK has a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system station at the terminal and Newark Liberty's terminals are connected to New Jersey Transit by Air Train.
Providing free college tuition had a been a staple issue of the senator's presidential campaign a year ago, before he lost the Democratic nomination to Hillary R. "It's incredibly expensive and debt is so high it's like starting a race with an anchor tied to your leg", he said . The program is estimated to cost roughly $163 million annually, but the number could change depending on enrollment.
Kela's research team recommends expanding the pilot program to include people with small incomes in 2018. The unemployment rate of Finland, a nation of 5.5 million, stood at 8.1 per cent in November with some 213,000 people without a job - unchanged from the previous year.
JonBenet was found dead in the basement of her family's Colorado home on Boxing Day in 1996, strangled with her wrists tied. In addition to CBS, the lawsuit also names the show's production company, Critical Content, and the seven investigators featured on the series, according court papers obtained by TheWrap.
Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting the deputy transport minister as saying that his county will only pay half of the announced price for 80 new Boeing planes, given the reductions in its purchasing options. Boeing said this month it was cutting production of its 777 long-haul jet due to a drop in demand, according to Reuters . Boeing has made no immediate comment.
The German auto giant set aside €16.2 billion ($17.8 billion) in charges related to the emissions scandal last year, and another €1.6 billion provision for the emissions issue through the first half of this year. The precise cost of this portion of the settlement is still up in the air because it is not known how many buyers of the 20,000 vehicles covered will opt for the payments.
Mark Nordlicht , a founder and chief investment officer of Platinum Partners , and six other defendants were named in an indictment Monday. In July, Platinum told investors it had hired an independent monitor to oversee the liquidation of its two principle hedge funds.
District Court for the District of CT against Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Auribindo Pharma USA, Inc, Citron Pharma, LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA), Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. "My office has dedicated significant resources to this investigation for more than two years and has developed compelling evidence of collusion and anticompetitive conduct across many companies that manufacture and market generic drugs in the United States", said Jepsen in a ...
Long-ruling Jammeh lost the election to little-known businessman Adama Barrow on December 1 and conceded defeat in a widely celebrated moment of democratic hope for the continent. " The only way they can pursue the commission is through the court, and there is no court ", Mr Njie said. Lawyers continued a planned boycott of the court system Wednesday in protest at President Jammeh's legal fight.
So obviously you're going to want to get your packages in the mail as soon as possible, but the post office staff says they're well equipped to deal with the holiday rush. "Somebody did save Christmas", said Barrett. She stayed with the burning truck and began unloading packages from the back of the vehicle. A US Postal Service spokesman said the damaged packages will be returned to the shipper for repackaging and will be delivered again this week.
And the Italian banking sector is in a perilous state, with the world's oldest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS), trying to put together a private-sector rescue after losing 80 percent of its market capitalization in the past year. The bad loans will be offloaded in two transactions in the first half of 2017 to new independent entities in which UniCredit will hold a minority interest.