Stories about Markets

Jun 08 2018

United Kingdom gov't rules on Comcast, Fox

U.S. media giant Comcast has received the greenlight from the United Kingdom government for its proposed takeover of European satcaster Sky, but fellow bidder 21st Ce...

Jun 08 2018

Only a man can run an airline, Qatar Airways CEO says

Al Baker also attempted to fix the damage in a subsequent interview, telling Bloomberg News that he had only been referencing one person, rather than the entire staff. ...

Jun 08 2018

UK culture secretary throws Murdochs a lifeline to Sky | AP entertainment

In a statement to lawmakers, Matt Hancock said he agreed with competition regulators that Fox's proposal to sell Sky News is the best way to address public interest conce...

Jun 08 2018

Women can't run airlines, says gaffe-prone Qatar Airways chief

But his remarks sparked backlash on social media. Al Baker, who was also appointed chair of the International Air Transport Association this week, offered his "heartfel...

Jun 07 2018

Only Men Are Capable of Running an International Airline, CEO Says

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar al-Baker poses in front of an Airbus A350-1000 in Antalya, Turkey April 25, 2018. He backed his explanation with facts, men...

Jun 06 2018

European Union - Merkel sees new European bailout tool to handle future crises

Merkel's comments, made in a speech in Berlin on Monday, build on a newspaper interview published the previous day in which she laid out her response to French presiden...

Jun 06 2018

Mexico Slaps Tariffs On US Steel, Agricultural Products

But the administration's gambits also seem to be producing ire and bafflement rather than dialogue and cooperation. The Dairy Farmers of Canada branded as "troubling"...

Jun 06 2018

Primary polls close in key state for Dems

Her campaign received endorsements from an array of labor unions, progressive advocacy groups and several tribal governments. Montana polls close at 10 p.m. A host of s...

Jun 05 2018

Merkel offers Macron concessions on eurozone reforms

Macron's office said on Sunday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel laid out in a newspaper interview her ideas for more European integration, including the creation of a...

Jun 05 2018

Merkel Offers a Carrot to Italy But Keeps the Stick in Reserve

She said that while solidarity among members of the single currency bloc was important, "solidarity among euro partners should never lead to a debt union, rather it must...

Jun 04 2018

Socialist Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spain's prime minister

Spain's parliament has passed a vote of no confidence on its Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy , following a corruption allegation against his party. "It has been an ho...

Jun 04 2018

The Economic Risks of Trump's Premature Tweeting

At 7:21 a.m. EDT, Trump clearly seemed to signal the report's general tenor as he tweeted he was "looking forward to seeing" the report that was subsequently released a...

Jun 04 2018

Another Dog Dies on Delta During Layover

The owners, Michael Dellegrazie and his girlfriend, were traveling from Phoenix to NY and chose to put their 8-year-old Pomeranian, Alejandro, on a plane so they could pi...

Jun 04 2018

Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spain's prime minister

Rajoy earlier charged that Sanchez and the Socialists could not win at the polls and so sought the no-confidence vote as the only path to power. MARIANO RAJOY , the ...

Jun 04 2018

Visa card fault leaves shoppers across Europe short at the till

After the hardware issue was resolved, Paymentsense said customers continued to experience "intermittency" because of a backlog in transactions. Some Visa card paymen...

Jun 04 2018

Vermont will pay you $10,000 to move there and work from home

There are many compelling reasons to move to Vermont. . Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill on Wednesday that will pay remote workers to move to Vermont. It turns out there ...

Jun 04 2018

Google won't renew its U.S. Defense Department contract in 2019

The tech company has made it clear that when a contract with the United States Department of Defense expires in 2019, said contract won't be renewed. Google is breakin...

Jun 03 2018

China reserves right to retaliate for U.S. investment curbs

As a result of Trump's tariff threat, Washington is in very intense negotiations with Beijing "in a way that we haven't been for so many years", said the chamber chairm...

Jun 03 2018

Google will let its AI contract with the Pentagon expire after backlash

According to BuzzFeed , the current contracts run until March 2019 and sees Google use machine learning to analyze drone footage and identify objects. They feared it...

Jun 03 2018

Sears to close another 72 stores amid plunging sales

An original list of 72 was later revised downward, as some of those face further evaluation. The company previously announced it was closing 166 stores this year. The...