Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Wall Street Journal has calculated that the average driver spent $550 less on gas this year compared to previous years, thanks to the precipitous drop in crude oil prices. On Monday, NYMEX crude oil broke below $34 a barrel while Brent crude (traded in London) hit lows not seen since 2004. Apparel prices are down 1.5 percent from last Christmas, while television prices are down 12 percent

Consumers should be spending the savings, according to Wall Street economists. But a closer look at relevant numbers shows they aren’t: In October, consumer spending rose just 3.8 percent from last October. Growth in credit card debt has slowed as

This is the first in a periodic series, “No Safe Harbor.” The Post-Gazette this year will explore the places in which mentally ill residents live, now that most institutions have been shuttered

• • • A mentally ill man with a gun was inside the Sto-Rox Neighborhood Family Health Center, the dispatcher announced on a December morning. McKees Rocks police Chief Jim Lauria promptly steered his SUV toward the Thompson Avenue clinic.

Lundin Petroleum has discovered oil at the Rolvsnes exploration well 16/1-25 S in PL338C, in the central North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), the company confirmed on 22 December

Lundin said the well encountered a 30m gross oil column in porous granitic basement. Pressure data and oil type indicate that the petroleum system is in communication with the Edvard Grieg South discovery, which was made by the company in

The two monarch butterflies in the middle of the picture were among the 22 seenOct. 29, the day after the peak in our monarch-fall-migration count. There were 58 observed that morning. By afternoon they had left, heading south, pushed along by moderate north winds, toward the mountains of South-Central Mexico, where they will overwinter with between 110 and 144.5 million other monarchs. That’s a significant improvement over last year’s numbers

By Paul and Mary Meredith The preliminary numbers are in from Mexico. The numbers of overwintering monarch butterflies appears to be up again. While the official counts from the 12 roosting areas will not be completed until the critters settle


Following a momentous year when the country went through a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows, the next 12 months could see the Government – buoyed by a strong mandate in the recent General Election (GE) – getting back

Symantec Corp. SYMC

and The Carlyle Group CG have pushed back the closing date for the acquisition of the former’s storage business, Veritas. However, the reason behind the delay has not been specified by either of the companies. The companies now anticipate closing

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LONDON (Alliance News) – London’s main indices ended higher Tuesday following eight consecutive sessions finishing in the red, while better-than-expected US inflation data paved the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, with its two-day monetary policy meeting underway

A recovery in oil prices from fresh seven-year lows seen on Monday supported stocks in Europe and the US. At the London close, Brent crude was sitting at USD38.50 a barrel compared to the USD36.32 a barrel low it touched


Best of Hadoop Yet to Come, say Market Analysts. Here’s Why. Global Hadoop Market – Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2012 – 2018 Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)

Core Laboratories N. V. (NYSE:CLB) reported third quarter 2015 earnings per diluted share (“EPS”) of $0.83, excluding foreign exchange translations (“FX”) not included in prior guidance (“ex-item”), which is referenced in the non-GAAP reconciliation included in this release. Third quarter 2015 revenue totaled $197,300,000, down 3% sequentially from second quarter 2015 levels. In contrast to major oilfield service companies that have already reported, Core’s third quarter 2015 net and operating income and operating margins, ex-item, all increased sequentially over second quarter 2015 levels as a result of the Company’s cost reduction, lab automation and multiskilling programs. Third quarter 2015 net income (“NI”) was $35,400,000; operating income was $49,400,000; and operating margins reached 25.1% in part due to strong incremental operating margins, all ex-item

⇒Advance Chart Free cash flow (“FCF”), defined as cash from operations less capital expenditures, for the third quarter of 2015 was $37,500,000. The Company’s FCF has exceeded NI for the fourth consecutive quarter and over that time represents over 140%

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Giant Eagle, a mid-range grocery store chain, is in the process of moving part of its infrastructure into the IBM SoftLayer Cloud. That’s true in part because the chain doesn’t want to build any more data centers. “We went through

Over the years you’ve amassed thousands of hours of movies, several weeks worth of music and an impossibly enormous collection of office staff party photos spread across multiple external hard disk drives of various capacity. Yes, just like the digital version of one of those reality TV shows where they name and shame an 80-year-old granny for not binning the daily newspaper since 1963. It’s ok, we sympathize – in this modern age it’s easy to hoard so much content and then promise yourself that you’ll “definitely go back to it one day”. Luckily, the boffins at WD have you covered. The WD My Cloud Mirror is what can only be described as a humanitarian effort to help you get to grips with your out of control addiction

Firstly, a whopping 4 terabytes of storage space means you can finally consolidate all your content into one central location to better catalogue it and simultaneously help curb your OCD. You can also create backups of your data ensuring protection

The joint military operation currently operating in the Niger Delta code-named ‘Operation Pulo Shield’ has apprehended three suspected militants and pipeline vandals

Maj.-Gen. Alani Okunlola, commanding officer of Operation Pulo Shield, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa on Friday that the arrests followed intensified raids and patrols by his men. Okuniola said the raid carried out on December 6 led

Where there’s a phone, there’s a rumor, and the biggest one surrounding the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7 is that the device will launch at next month’s CES show in Las Vegas

It’s all conjecture at this point, along with the growing list of Galaxy S7 scuttlebutt that I’ve gathered up for you below. But here’s the gist: the Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge) isn’t expected to change its design too much

An Earnings surprise occurs when a company reports earnings that differ from what analysts had expected. An earnings surprise in either a positive or negative direction can often result in significant stock price movement immediately after the earnings announcement, but can also have a long-term effect as well

Most recently for the quarter ending on 2015-09-30, Seagate Technology. (NASDAQ:STX) posted a surprise factor of 10.2%. The company reported actual earnings of $0.54 which was $0.05 away from what analysts were projecting on a consensus basis. Seagate Technology. (NASDAQ:STX)

Thus far in 2016 the British Pound has struggled versus the euro (EUR) and the US Dollar (USD) exchange rates as the forthcoming EU Referendum weighs on Sterling

Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts predict that the forthcoming EU referendum presents the single greatest risk to the British Pound exchange rates in 2016. Since the turn of the year the GBP has struggled versus the EUR and USD