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Tesco gender pay gap just 2.7% when adjusted for premium pay

Tesco gender pay gap just 2.7% when adjusted for premium pay In total, pay packets for women are around half that of men at the bank's worldwide division, which houses the investment bank at Barclays . Meanwhile, two-thirds (66%) of its lower-middle quartile employees and almost three-quarters (72%) of the firm's lower quartile were female. Continua a leggere...

All signs point to more Fed rate hikes in 2018

All signs point to more Fed rate hikes in 2018 Investors were reacting to data, including wage increases, that suggested inflation might be stronger than in recent years, prompting the Fed to raise rates more quickly. Mr. Quarles said he sees the current shortfall from the Fed's 2% inflation target as largely due to transitory factors that will fade this year. "The minutes also supported a hawkish interpretation of the word "further" in the ... Continua a leggere...

Amy Poehler blasts NRA after they tweeted a 'Parks & Rec' GIF

Amy Poehler blasts NRA after they tweeted a 'Parks & Rec' GIF Given the heated context of the NRA's "thanks!" to Loesch - not to mention Loesch's many controversial comments in the past - the tweet kicked up a hornets nest among Parks & Rec alum, including Poehler herself. The tweet was posted just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday and hadn't been taken down by Thursday morning. Nick Offerman , who played Leslie Knope's colleague Ron Swanson on the show, ... Continua a leggere...

ED raids 17 firms;IT attaches Rs 145 cr assets

ED raids 17 firms;IT attaches Rs 145 cr assets On Thursday, while conducting fresh raids in respect to the money laundering cases registered against them, ED froze several mutual funds and shares registered in the names of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi worth Rs 94.52 crore. Mr. Krishnan has also resigned from the audit committee. Both Modi and Choksi, along with other family members, were said to have left the country in early January. Continua a leggere...

German court to rule on city bans for heavily polluting diesel cars

German court to rule on city bans for heavily polluting diesel cars On Thursday afternoon, the federal administrative court in Leipzig is expected to announce whether Stuttgart and Düsseldorf are allowed to use vehicle bans to try to improve air quality. Carmakers have sought to avert a total ban with an agreement to overhaul engine management software on 5.3 million diesel cars as a way to clean up German cities. Continua a leggere...

Stoneman Douglas Students March for Gun Control in Tallahassee

Stoneman Douglas Students March for Gun Control in Tallahassee Students across Southwest Florida and the country are walking out of classes Wednesday to protest gun violence . Students at Miami Beach Senior High School have also said they would like to stage a walk-out, but parents reportedly claim the administration there does not support this. Continua a leggere...

Hockey tradition on ice due to norovirus

Hockey tradition on ice due to norovirus A time-honored hockey tradition is getting bumped. Women's teams have made a decision to continue shaking hands, including the US and Finland after their semifinal Monday. "That's part of what's special about hockey is the mutual respect and the handshake after", US forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson said. "In these tournament settings, it's not prelims anymore, so I think shaking hands ... Continua a leggere...

Angry Birds maker Rovio says profits may fall this year

Angry Birds maker Rovio says profits may fall this year The stock dropped almost 40 percent during trading in Helsinki, marking the company's worst share plunge since its initial public offering in September. In November, its shares declined by almost 20 percent after Rovio's first interim report as a listed company. Rovio's user acquisition costs more than doubled in the fourth quarter, and were equal to 24% of its games unit revenue. Continua a leggere...

What is the 'meet me at McDonald's' haircut?

What is the 'meet me at McDonald's' haircut? Great Yarmouth Charter Academy headmaster Barry Smith named this particular haircut as one of seven that have been banned by the school. "Uniform and appearance are a key part of developing school ethos", the letter read. Any type of Mohican hairstyle. Norwich barber Elliot Branford said: "It's a grade zero or a one on the sides, then disconnected with a perm or curly on the top and you have ... Continua a leggere...

Asian markets sink as Fed minutes spark fresh volatility fears

Asian markets sink as Fed minutes spark fresh volatility fears Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker on Wednesday said he still thinks just two interest-rate hikes this year is "likely appropriate", but signaled he is open to more if needed. The greenback was 0.1 percent higher to 1.2662 against its Canadian counterpart, while it increased 0.1 percent to 0.9378 against the Swiss franc. They now sit just below 3% resulting in a rebou... Continua a leggere...

Sabah Sayyaf cell bid

Fuzi declined to identify the Filipino, but said the suspect allegedly communicated with a senior leader of a pro-Islamic State (IS) group in the southern Philippines. He added the suspects, comprising a gardener, labourer, private company security officer and an unemployed were aged between 27 and 32. Also held was a 49-year-old Filipino taxi driver with Malaysian permanent residence status. Continua a leggere...

The Treasury Select Committee has launched a probe into cryptocurrencies

The Treasury Select Committee has launched a probe into cryptocurrencies But other countries continue to treat the technology with extreme caution, as they try to get to grips with regulation and warn the public of the dangers of investing in anything that says blockchain in the name , with some banks going so far as to ban Bitcoin purchases by their cards. Continua a leggere...

Stocks open tepidly higher as Wall Street braces for Fed minutes

Stocks initially reacted positively, with each of the major Wall St indexes touching session highs. "Since then the market is recognizing the meeting happened at the end of January and since then we have had the strong jobs report, the average hourly earnings pickup, the CPI figures and they also said it is going to be appropriate to raise rates". Continua a leggere...

Barclays posts 10% annual profits rise despite investment division suffering earnings dive

Barclays posts 10% annual profits rise despite investment division suffering earnings dive While Barclays had an attributable loss of nearly £2 billion, pre-tax profits rose by 10% to £3.5 billion. Barclays posted a significant loss on its full-year 2017 profits, hit in part by the USA tax overhaul and a weaker dollar. Staley took charge of the bank in 2015 on a pledge to rebuild the bank's image, and is its fifth CEO in seven years. While he earned 2.35 million pounds in fixed base... Continua a leggere...

Italia, industria fa il pieno di ordini e fatturato

Italia, industria fa il pieno di ordini e fatturato Lo rileva l' Istat aggiungendo che il dato sul fatturato è il più alto dal 2011 (quando era +6,8%) e che per il solo comparto manifatturiero cresce in volume del 3,3%. Gli incrementi più marcati dell'indice grezzo degli ordinativi riguardano la fabbricazione di computer, prodotti di elettronica e ottica, apparecchi elettromedicali, apparecchi di misurazione e orologi (+22,6%), la fabbric... Continua a leggere...

Italia: l'inflazione ha sorpreso gli esperti a gennaio

Italia: l'inflazione ha sorpreso gli esperti a gennaio Questo utilizzo riguarda i prezzi dei beni alimentari confezionati, per la cura della casa e della persona. Su base annua, infine, l'inflazione core dell'Italia ha registrato un +1,2% che ha confermato il dato precedente ma non il consensus a +1,1%. Continua a leggere...

EPFO likely to announce 8.65% interest on EPF for 2017-18

EPFO likely to announce 8.65% interest on EPF for 2017-18 But with the interest rates on EPF falling to a five-year low, will it meet the needs of its over 6 crore subscribers? According to labour minister Santosh Gangwar, despite 8% returns it received on bond investments, the EPFO is able to pay 8.55%, thanks to the sale of some investments in ETFs. Continua a leggere...

ValuEngine Upgrades Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) to Buy

ValuEngine Upgrades Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) to Buy Net profit margin of Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS-A) was recorded at 2.6 percent, operating profit margin was 3.6 percent, while gross profit margin stands at 18 percent. By looking at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 3.07%, whereas Month Volatility stands at 3.17%. HSBC has "Buy" rating and GBX 1960 target. Continua a leggere...

US SEC Arrests Founder Of Bitcoin Investment Platform BitFunder

US SEC Arrests Founder Of Bitcoin Investment Platform BitFunder Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit accusing him and the company of running an unregistered securities exchange that defrauded its users. Mehraban, Associate Regional Director of the SEC's New York Regional Office. Marc Berger, Director of the SEC's New York Regional Office , said that platforms that engage in the activity of a national securities exchange, even if they deal in ... Continua a leggere...

Greyhound to discontinue northern BC routes

Greyhound to discontinue northern BC routes Greyhound applied to reduce its routes a year ago, claiming it was losing money by operating them. "We regret having to do this and appreciate the board's acknowledgement of the hard circumstances under which we've been operating over the past several years", says Stuart Kendrick, Senior Vice President of Greyhound Canada in a press release. Continua a leggere...


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