Wall Street hails better jobless claims

Posted On Sep 4 2021 by

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp KCS-content Wall Street hails better jobless claims REPORTS of shorter jobless queues in the United States gave Wall Street some much-needed cheer yesterday after poor housing market and durable goods figures earlier this week heightened fears of a double-dip recession.Initial jobless claims for state unemployment benefits fell 31,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 473,000 last week, far fewer than the 490,000 that the market had been expecting. The better-than-expected data boosted shares and helped the US dollar to gain ground against the yen as traders moved out of safe-haven assets and bought back into the dollar. “No one was bullish on the labour market, but it was not as bearish as some people had thought. Our call is still that we are not heading toward a double-dip,” said Thomas Simons, a New York-based economist at Jefferies.Although traders welcomed the less bearish jobs data, analysts said the claims are still much too high to indicate a substantial shift in what remains a weak labour market.Analysts also pointed to the four-week average of new claims, which is considered to be a more reflective measure of the underlying trends in the US jobs market. This rose 3,250 to 486,750, which is the highest number since late November.The outlook for August’s headline unemployment rate, which will be published next Friday, is still extremely weak. On average, US economists forecast 110,000 layoffs, mostly Census-related. This would put the jobless rate at 9.7 per cent. FAST FACTS | A BAD WEEK FOR US DATABoth new and existing home sales fell at the sharpest monthly pace in July since records began in 1963. Durable goods orders were weak, supported only by a rise in commercial aircraft orders. Show Comments ▼ Thursday 26 August 2010 8:09 pmcenter_img Tags: NULL Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvdlast_img read more


AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) HY2014 Interim Report

Posted On Jul 12 2021 by

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more


ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) 2017 Abridged Report

Posted On Jul 12 2021 by

first_imgZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileZCCM Investments Holdings PLC is an investments holdings company with diversified interests in mining, energy and other sectors of the Zambian economy. The Company has a primary listing on the Lusaka Securities Exchange and secondary listings on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris.last_img read more


Bolivia/Massive rally ushers in new MAS gov’t

Posted On Jun 15 2021 by

first_imgLa Paz, BoliviaPublished first in pagina12.com.ar on Nov. 8. The inauguration reported on here follows the landslide victory of pro-socialist forces in the Oct. 18 elections. They took place almost a year after a coup backed by U.S. imperialism drove Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first Indigenous president, from office. Morales is expected to return to Bolivia from exile on Nov. 9 for a triumphant caravan. Translation by John  Catalinotto.President Luis Arce (left) and Vice President David Choquehuanca. Credit: MAS“We hope to be remembered as the government in which the Bolivian people rose up to recover democracy, dignity, peace, growth, and social justice,” said President Luis Arce in his inaugural speech, from the premises of the Legislative Assembly. At his side were Vice President David Choquehuanca, President of the Senate Andrónico Rodríguez, and President of the House of Representatives Freddy Mamani.Credit: MASCredit: MASAs he spoke, the social, Indigenous, mining, union, and militant movements that make up the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), which had come from different parts of the country, filled and surrounded Plaza Murillo, turning the center of La Paz into a celebration. The mobilization had begun the night before when the organizations held a vigil near where the inauguration was scheduled.The movements making up MAS mobilized early to counter threats from a sector of the right wing — threats that persisted until the last minute. On Saturday night, Nov. 7, a rightist rally and march took place in La Paz, its slogans charging election fraud and demanding the inauguration be suspended. Although at that time it was clear that the transfer of office would take place and that the social forces of the right were demoralized, the movements stayed alert up to the last moment to counter any unforeseen events.In his speech, President Arce focused on the political climate. He characterized what has happened since the coup d’état as “an internal and systematic war against the people, especially against the poorest (…) they sowed death, fear and discrimination, intensified racism (…) persecuted the leaders of MAS and the social movements, and caused deaths, injuries, imprisonment, persecution, isolation and exile.”There was constant mention of the massacres in the cities of Sacaba and Senkata, which had occurred a few days after the coup in November 2019. A minute’s silence was held for those who were killed. The new president referred to them as “a symbol of dignity and resistance,” and paid homage to “the fallen, the heroes of the people who have won back democracy.”Several international delegations were present at the inauguration, including from the governments of Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Spain, Venezuela, Uruguay, Iran, Chile, Arab Emirates, as well as delegations of political parties from different countries, along with Bolivian movements and members of parliament.As expected, the coup “interim” President Jeanine Áñez failed to show up. After her departure to the city of Trinidad, in the department of Beni, she announced her absence and also denied that she planned to flee the country [to escape prosecution]. From the opposition to MAS, the political leader Carlos Mesa was present. Mesa came in second in the Oct. 18 elections [with about only half of the 55% who voted for MAS]. Mesa recognized Arce’s victory from the beginning. However, both he and his parliamentary group left the premises before the speeches.In a message of dialogue and unity, present also in President Arce’s speech, Vice President Choquehuanca said, “We must overcome the division, hatred, racism and discrimination among compatriots, end the persecution of freedom of expression, and stop judicialization [using the courts to eliminate political opposition], no more abuse of power (…) no more impunity − we’ll have justice, brothers, but justice must be truly independent.” What will the ultra-rightists do?The new government takes office in a climate of instability. It may be that on the one hand, those who made up the de facto coup government are in retreat and may try to escape from Bolivia so as to avoid prosecution for crimes, while in addition Carlos Mesa is trying to consolidate his place as the main [legal] opposition. Nevertheless, there is another sector, led in part by Luis Fernando Camacho – who finished a distant third in the elections – that embodies the most radical pro-coup wing of the rightist forces. This same Camacho sector refuses to recognize the validity of the election results or the inauguration. What will they do from now on? This is one of the main questions.President Arce said, “These minority sectors raise the banner of democracy only when it is convenient for them, and when it is not, they resort to destabilization, violence, or coups d’état to take power.” Arce referred to the use that these sectors made of “paramilitary groups,” which carried out actions until Friday, Nov. 6, in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.New gov’t faces triple crisisThe new government faces a triple crisis, mentioned by Arce: democratic, a product of the coup regime’s persecution of the people; health care, because of the pandemic; and economic. Áñez’s government left the budget with a deficit, with a drop of 11.1% of the Gross National Product, a fiscal deficit of 12.1%, a deficit of 8.7% of the Federal Treasury, and a debt of $4.2 billion contracted in the last eleven months. “Each day that passes without taking action is a day that the situation becomes more complicated,” said President Arce.Social expectations of the new government are high. This is on the part of those who mobilized in the Plaza Murillo, as well as the 36 Indigenous nationalities, the organization of the Ponchos Rojos that was part of presidential security, and the Bolivian Workers Central, as well as by broad layers of the population who in less than a year faced the impacts of a recession, the pandemic, and a de facto government that threatened and persecuted the popular organizations, and failed to honor any of its promises.The new president referred to the international situation and affirmed, as had been anticipated, that he will focus efforts on building the “political unity of the diversity of Latin America and the Caribbean” through the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and  in the South American arena through the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), “as a space for integration and a mechanism for coordinating policy, where we all meet regardless of the political orientations of the governments.” The new Bolivian government seems to be a possible actor to bring together and work together with different parts of Latin American progressivism.The inauguration opens a new moment within the process of change in Bolivia: “We are committed to rectify what was wrong and deepen what was right,” affirmed Arce. Within this new stage, there are challenges to the internal order, such as requests from movements for a change of leadership, as well as threats from destabilizing forces that have already warned they will not return to the democratic road — or so it seems.Sunday, Nov. 8, was a day of celebration in La Paz, now that Evo Morales is close to re-entering the country, and Bolivia is leaving behind one of the grimmest pages of its recent history with a democratic victory and a new popular government.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Farm Bill Conference Meeting Date Set

Posted On Jun 14 2021 by

first_img Farm Bill Conference Meeting Date Set SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter The farm bill conference committee will meet September 5th, according to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts. Roberts will chair the farm bill conference. The conference is set for one day after lawmakers return from the Labor Day Recess. Roberts also says committee staff members have made progress on the differences in the two bills on conservation, but not on other issues, according to E&E News. Typical first public meetings, as this one, are simply speech-filled affairs. Much of the work of the committee is expected to take place within closed-door meetings.The conference committee must find a bill that can pass both the House and Senate. But, with the House work requirements included, and with a ratio of Representative and Senators favoring the House, the biggest obstacle will be getting a bill that can pass the Senate. The Senate version of the bill does not include the controversial work requirement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Conference Meeting Date Set By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 22, 2018 Previous articleFarm Bill and Trade are Topics for Shop Talk with Rep Brooks on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleMexico, U.S., Expected to Announce NAFTA Agreement Thursday Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more


Worldwide Nucleic Acid Amplification Detection and Diagnostics Industry to 2027 – Rising Prevalence of…

Posted On Jun 2 2021 by

first_img Previous articleSan Francisco sues its own school district to reopen classesNext articleDermTech Management to Present at the BTIG Virtual MedTech, Digital Health, Life Science and Diagnostic Tools Conference Digital AIM Web Support Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Local News Facebook Twitter DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The “Nucleic Acid Amplification Detection and Diagnostics Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Nucleic Acid; Process; Product Type, Direct Nucleic Acid Detection, Next Generation Sequencing; Application; End User, and Geography” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. According to this report the global nucleic acid amplification, detection, and diagnostics market is expected to reach US$ 38,162.68 million by 2027 from US$ 14,014.59 million in 2019. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 13.4% from 2020 to 2027. The report highlights trends prevailing in the global nucleic acid amplification, detection, and diagnostics market and the factors driving market along with those that act as hindrances. Based on nucleic acid, the global nucleic acid amplification, detection, and diagnostics market is segmented into deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). In 2019, the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) segment held the largest share of the market; also, the same segment is estimated to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period. Factors such as rising adoption of DNA detection and amplification for disease diagnosis are estimated to contribute to the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) segment growth. The growth of the nucleic acid amplification, detection, and diagnostics market is attributed to the factors such as increasing prevalence of chronic conditions and increasing demand for accurate and modern diagnostic measures. However, lack of expertise and inadequate infrastructure in emerging countries is likely to restraint the growth of the market during the forecast period. The emergence of Coronavirus is expected to have positive impact on the market growth. As nucleic acid related diagnostic technologies offer superior outcomes, majority of the market players are focusing on the product development equipped with nucleic acid tests. However, implementation of physical distancing policies and total shut down of businesses in order to prevent the viral infection disrupted the supply chain operations, which deterred the market growth by certain extent. Reasons to Buy:Save and reduce time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the growth, size, leading players and segments in the nucleic acid amplification, detection, and diagnostics market.Highlights key business priorities in order to assist companies to realign their business strategies.The key findings and recommendations highlight crucial progressive industry trends in the global nucleic acid amplification, detection, and diagnostics market, thereby allowing players across the value chain to develop effective long-term strategies.Develop/modify business expansion plans by using substantial growth offering developed and emerging markets.Scrutinize in-depth global market trends and outlook coupled with the factors driving the market, as well as those hindering it.Enhance the decision-making process by understanding the strategies that underpin security interest with respect to client products, segmentation, pricing and distribution. Market Dynamics DriversIncreasing Demand for Accurate and Modern Diagnostic MeasuresRising Prevalence of Chronic Conditions and Infectious Diseases RestraintsLack of Expertise and Inadequate Infrastructure in Emerging Countries OpportunitiesGrowing Investments for the Development of New Biotechnological Diagnostic Technologies Future TrendsAutomations in Nucleic Acid Amplification and Detection Companies MentionedBDbioMerieux SABIO-RAD LABORATORIES INC.THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC.Illumina, Inc.DanaherQIAGENAbbottMeridian Bioscience, Inc.F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LTD. For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/km9dv3 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005604/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY INFECTIOUS DISEASES HEALTH GENETICS MANAGED CARE SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:28 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:28 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005604/en Worldwide Nucleic Acid Amplification Detection and Diagnostics Industry to 2027 – Rising Prevalence of Chronic Conditions and Infectious Diseases Is Driving Growth – ResearchAndMarkets.com TAGS  last_img read more


Venture Global Calcasieu Pass announces arrival of first factory-fabricated liquefaction trains

Posted On May 7 2021 by

first_imgThe two midscale, modular liquefaction trains and mixed refrigerant compressor skids were shipped to Louisiana from Baker Hughes’s manufacturing facility in Avenza, Italy (Credit: PRNewsfoto/Venture Global LNG) Venture Global LNG, Inc. is proud to announce the successful arrival of the first two liquefaction trains at the company’s Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.  The delivery of the highly optimized 0.6 MTPA LNG trains, fabricated in factories, less than 15 months after the project’s final investment decision represents not only a major project milestone but also a step-change in LNG construction.The two midscale, modular liquefaction trains and mixed refrigerant compressor skids were shipped to Louisiana from Baker Hughes’s manufacturing facility in Avenza, Italy more than two months ahead of the contractual delivery date.  Each train, delivered complete and ready to install, was successfully unloaded, transported onto the Calcasieu Pass site and positioned on its foundations in less than a day.  The first and second of the project’s eighteen identical trains will now be connected to their respective Chart brazed aluminum heat exchangers, or cold boxes, eight of which are already installed on site.Mike Sabel, Executive Co-Chairman and CEO stated, “Venture Global LNG is proud to demonstrate continued execution of the strategy we pioneered.  Our factory-fabricated, modular liquefaction trains enable us to deliver the fastest construction schedule in the LNG industry while driving dramatic risk reductions across the entire project.  We look forward to the successful delivery of Calcasieu Pass trains 3 through 18 and then 36 identical trains for Plaquemines LNG.”Executive Co-Chairman Bob Pender added, “The completion and delivery of our first two liquefaction modules demonstrates the first-class execution and collaboration inherent in our long-term relationship with Baker Hughes.  Despite the effects of COVID-19 and multiple Gulf Coast hurricanes, we will now begin installing these trains ahead of the contracted schedule.  This is a leap forward in LNG infrastructure development.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more


When mama knows best?

Posted On Apr 21 2021 by

first_imgIn any family business, the occasional rift is bound to occur. With such close-knit units, familiarity can sometimes breed contempt.But if you are going to have a feud, then at least do it properly! In Spain, control of 100-year-old Spanish biscuit firm Galletas Gullón, has just been wrested back by matriarch María Teresa Rodríguez from her three sons and two brothers. Having found herself locked out of company HQ, mama promptly called a board meeting in a Mercedes in the company car park. The meeting, convened with people allegedly controlling an 80% shareholding in the firm, saw Rodríguez appointed as sole administrator. But as the sons and brothers have refused to recognise the validity of the meeting, this particular dynastic saga could run and run.last_img read more


Kaak establishes one-stop bakeware shop in UK

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgBakery equipment manufacturer The Kaak Group has expanded in the UK following the acquisition from Aktrion Foods of its tin cleaning and coating division by Benier UK. The new company, Kaak Bakeware (UK), means that Kaak Group now offers a comprehensive bakeware service in the UK.Kaak Bakeware specialises in the design and installation of trays and moulds for the production of baked goods. It claims the new cleaning, re-coating and refurbishing service gives UK customers a local one-stop shop for design, installation and maintenance.The new service covers a range of bread tins, baguette and pizza trays, muffin trays and cake tins. The company also offers a repair service – including welding – along with silicone glazing for new tins and trays prior to bakery use.The refurbishment programme includes cleaning and de-carbonising, straightening and re-block/re-weld as required and re-glazing. Additional services include collection and delivery and batch history analysis via batch colour or bar coding.Benier (UK) managing director David Marsh has also been appointed managing director at Kaak Bakeware (UK), along with new general manager Nicola Harris. The business will continue to operate from Dudley in the West Midlands while Benier UK’s head office will remain based in Milton Keynes.Marsh said: “We are now able to combine a complete in-house service, providing not only new bakeware but cleaning and re-coating from a UK base. It’s the ideal one-stop shop for our bakery customer. The transition has been very smooth without any disruption to existing customer service.”Kaak Bakeware UK employs 18 people and the takeover has not caused job losses.last_img read more


McGriff Wins Award.

Posted On Jan 17 2021 by

first_imgEddie McGriff Decatur County Extension Agent D. Eddie McGriff will receive the prestigious D.W.Brooks Award for Excellence in Public Service for county extension programming Oct. 2 inAthens, Ga.McGriff was cited for his leadership in one of the most agriculturally diverse countiesin the Southeast. In 1999, farm income in Decatur County was more than $170 million, withan economic impact of almost a half billion. He has been recognized as a leader in cottoneducation and is the only Georgia county agent to receive the Cotton Foundation’s CottonExtension Award recognizing the nation’s top county agent.McGriff’s reputation reaches beyond the United States. He has led peanut tours inAustralia and Argentina and has been consulted about peanut production problems in thosecountries, as well as in Mexico and Azerbaijan. He was part of a team of agriculturalagronomists and economists that helped during the North Korean famine.Nationally Known for Media WorkMcGriff’s media work has also earned him national recognition. His weekly newspapercolumn won first-place honors from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents,and the state organization has awarded him 13 awards in publications awards categories. Heworked with the local newspaper to develop a 16-page annual agriculture review andforecast that has been distributed statewide. He also hosts a daily radio program thatupdates county farmers on the latest agricultural news and publishes seven commoditynewsletters.Besides his contributions to the county as an Extension Service agent, McGriff is alsoa community service volunteer. He is an active member of the Decatur County Chamber ofCommerce, Council for the Arts, Council for Troubled Children, County Emergency Board andKiwanis Club. He serves as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for Bainbridge First BaptistChurch.D.W. Brooks Awards, LectureThe annual Brooks awards are presented to UGA College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences faculty who excel in teaching, research, extension and international agriculture.The awards include a framed certificate and a $5,000 cash award. Other honorees this yearare: Steve L. Brown, for excellence in Extension programming; Michael Dirr, teaching; JohnRuter, research; and Manjeet Chinnan, international agriculture.Before the awards ceremony, William F. Kirk, vice president of DuPont BiosolutionsEnterprise, will deliver the D.W. Brooks Lecture: “The 21st Century — AnAgribusiness Odyssey.”The lecture and awards are named for the late D.W. Brooks, founder and chairmanemeritus of Gold Kist, Inc., and founder of Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies.Brooks was an advisor on agriculture and trade issues to seven U.S. presidents.last_img read more