britishchamberofcommerce-031918.jpg The British Chambers of Commerce raised its growth projections for both this year and next citing strong consumer spending driven by a pick-up in pay growth. The UK economy is forecast to grow 1.4 percent this year instead of 1.1 percent projected earlier. The outlook for 2019 was lifted to 1.5 percent from 1.3 percent. The lobby forecast 1.6 percent expansion for 2020.

stocksubdued-031918.jpg European stocks may open flat to slightly lower on Monday as cautious undertone may prevail ahead of the FOMC decision and Chairman Jerome Powell's news conference on Wednesday as well as the Bank of England's interest-rate decision on Thursday. While the Federal Reserve is expected to tighten rates...

calendar-pharma-031618.jpg Another week has rolled by, and as usual, the biotech sector saw some stocks soaring to the moon and some hitting the skids. Let's take a look at the pharma stocks and upcoming events to keep an ear out for in the coming week.

qualcomm-pauljacobs-031618.jpg Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) announced that Paul Jacobs will not be re-nominated to its board of directors at its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on March 23, 2018, following his decision to explore the possibility of making a proposal to acquire the company. Qualcomm said its board will of course evaluate, if Jacobs makes a proposal, consistent with its fiduciary duties to shareholders.

wallstreet2-103112_16Mar18.jpg Stocks moved mostly higher during trading on Friday following the mixed performance seen in the previous session. The Dow and the S&P 500 spent most of the day in positive territory, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq bounced back and forth across the unchanged line.

DeanHeller-031618.jpg Republican businessman Danny Tarkanian announced Friday he is dropping his primary challenge against GOP Senator Dean Heller, R-Nev. Tarkanian revealed that he has instead been urged by President Donald Trump to run for the House seat being vacated by Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, D-Nev.

WinnDixie-031618.jpg Southeastern Grocers, the company that owns Winn-Dixie Harveys and BI-LO grocery chains, announced its plans to file for bankruptcy and close 94 stores. The company will close 94 Winn-Dixie, Harveys, and BI-LO locations in the Southeast. The company said it has "chosen to voluntarily implement a...

southwestAirlines-kicked-off-man-daughter-031618.jpg A family of three, including a toddler, were booted from a Southwest Airlines flight after the kid threw tantrum as other passengers were boarding. However, a video taken by another passenger, that has gone viral on the social media since, shows the toddler being calm and quiet as Southwest crew remove...

JeffFlake-031618.jpg A Republican Senator who has been highly critical of President Donald Trump indicated Friday he hopes the president will face a primary challenge in 2020. Senator Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., made the comments at an event in New Hampshire that is seen as a must-stop spot for presidential hopefuls.

Dr-Browns-Lovey-pacifier-Recall-031618.jpg Dr. Brown's Lovey pacifier and teether holders have been recalled due to a potential choking hazard for children. The snap can detach from the pacifier's ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. About 67 reports of the ribbon fraying...

LouiseSlaughter-031618.jpg New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., has died at the age of 88, the longtime Democratic lawmaker's office revealed on Friday. Slaughter suffered a fall at her Washington, D.C. residence last week and was taken to George Washington University Hospital, where she passed away early Friday morning.

Wallstreet-013013_16Mar18.jpg After an early move to the upside, stocks remain mostly positive in mid-day trading on Friday. The upward move on the day comes on the heels of the mixed performance seen in the previous session.

Plattsburgh-Ban-Bitcoin-Mining-031618.jpg Plattsburgh, a New York city, has imposed an 18-month moratorium on Bitcoin mining to prevent excessive consumption of the city's cheap electricity by miners, becoming the first city in the US to ban cryptocurrency mining. Plattsburgh's Common Council voted to impose the ban after the Municipal Lighting Department found the mining farms in the city consume 10 percent of the total power supply.

HRMcMaster-031618.jpg Several media outlets have indicated that President Donald Trump is planning to remove National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, although the White House is pushing back against the reports. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a post on Twitter late Thursday that Trump and McMaster have...

Coinbase-emoney-031618.jpg US-based Coinbase has become the first cryptocurrency exchange to open a UK bank account, receive e-money license and gain access to the UK's Faster Payments Scheme (FPS), according to the company's blog post. It has been granted an e-money license by the UK's financial regulator Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This will allow it to issue e-money and provide payment services in the UK.

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