BP in lead to acquire BHP's U.S. onshore shale assets: sources

BP in lead to acquire BHP's U.S. onshore shale assets: sources

(Reuters) – BP Plc (BP.L) is in the lead to acquire the U.S. onshore shale oil and gas assets of BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) after submitting an offer worth well in excess of $ 10 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Logos of BP are on display at a […]

Am I crazy, or am I lead deficient?|Humor

Am I crazy, or am I lead deficient?|Humor

miracle cure? Tel Aviv IL: Pharmer Pharmaceuticals is drawing criticism over an alleged breakthrough psychiatric drug which is touted as a first in it's class. There are currently 3 groups of medications used for epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Among them are: neuroleptics, sedatives, and anticonvulsants. Enter Pulumbra. On the face it seems to be […]

Seventy Years After Korea’s Division, Women Lead Push for Peace

Seventy Years After Korea’s Division, Women Lead Push for Peace

South Korean and women representing more than 16 other countries gathered this week in Seoul for the #WomenPeaceKorea symposium and Women’s DMZ walk. (Photo: Jeehyun Kwon) In light of the US-North Korea scheduled summit being cancelled by President Trump, the May 26 women’s peace walk along the Korean Demilitarized Zone emphasizes the vital role women […]

Wall St. rises on trade war truce; industrials lead

Wall St. rises on trade war truce; industrials lead

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Monday and gains in industrials helped propel the Dow to a more than two-month closing high, after a truce between the United States and China calmed fears that a trade war might be imminent. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s comments over the weekend that the two countries […]

T-Mobile, Sprint say $26 billion deal would give U.S. tech lead over China

T-Mobile, Sprint say $26 billion deal would give U.S. tech lead over China

(Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) said on Sunday they had agreed to a $ 26 billion all-stock deal and believed they could win over skeptical regulators because the merger would create thousands of jobs and help the United States beat China to creating the next generation mobile network. The agreement […]

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten struggles to retake the lead from Amazon

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten struggles to retake the lead from Amazon

RAKUTEN is a jack-of-all-trades. Since pioneering e-commerce in Japan in 1997, it has been a rare example of a highly entrepreneurial Japanese firm. Today it spans more than 70 businesses providing credit cards, a travel agency, a golf-reservation system, matchmaking, wedding planning and insurance. It owns Viber, a calling and messaging app and has invested […]

Indian decision on F-16, F-18 could lead to 5th gen fighter jets: US official

Indian decision on F-16, F-18 could lead to 5th gen fighter jets: US official

Washington: The trajectory of the India-US defence ties in the fighter jet segment depends on New Delhi’s decision on the F-16 and F-18 warplanes being offered by the US, a top Defence Department official has said. A positive decision by India could be a precursor to advanced fifth-generation fighter technology, Joe Felter, Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

Wall St. ends strong October higher as tech, staples lead

Wall St. ends strong October higher as tech, staples lead

(Reuters) – A jump in shares of consumer companies Mondelez and Kellogg after their quarterly reports on Tuesday, along with further gains for tech stocks, helped Wall Street end October on a positive note. The three major indexes tallied their best monthly gains since February. Mondelez (MDLZ.O) jumped 5.4 percent after the Oreo cookie maker […]