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Sempra Energy to buy Oncor in $18.8bn deal


Late a year ago, Florida's NextEra Energy tried to acquire Oncor in an $18.4 billion deal that the PUC declared was not in the public interest because customers would have had to pay for 15 percent of NextEra's $45 billion in debt. The deal still needs the approval of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Delaware, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Read More »

Rosneft confirms acquisition of Indian refinery stake


On completion of the deal the Essar Group founder, Shashi Ruia said "For Essar, the closure of this landmark transaction ushers in a new phase of growth across our portfolio of businesses that hold great promise in India's enduring development story". Read More »

China's Great Wall eyes Fiat Chrysler bid


Zhou Mi, a Wuhan-based spokesman for Dongfeng Motor said, "We now have no plans". Currently, Great Wall generates much less annual revenue compared to Jeep's parent company, but the manufacturer is confident it could raise enough money to fund the deal. Read More »

Rathbones confirms merger talks with rival wealth manager


A Rathbones statement said: "Rathbones confirms that it is now in exclusive discussions with the Smith & Williamson group of companies regarding a possible all share merger of the two groups. It was unclear this weekend whether Rathbones would seek to retain the division of S&W which acts as an adviser to companies listed on London's junior stock market, AIM. Read More »

Maersk agrees to sell oil unit to Total in $7.45 bln deal


Total said it would buy off the oil unit of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk for $7.45 billion, taking on $2.5 billion of the debt held by Maersk Oil in the process. In other words, the deal will make the French oil company northwest Europe's second-largest offshore operator. The transaction is immediately accretive to both cash flow and earnings per share and delivers further growth over coming years. Read More »

Elon Musk leads call to ban killer robots


Elon Musk , among 116 other technology leaders, is calling for a complete ban on killer-robots. Founders of AI/robotics companies, including Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX, OpenAI) and Mustafa Suleyman ( Google's DeepMind), call for autonomous weapons ban, as United Nations delays negotiations. Read More »

Boston Mayor to Trump: City Stood for 'Peace and Love'


Earlier in the day, Trump had tweeted the protesters looked like "anti-police agitators" before later saying he wanted to applaud the protesters for "speaking out against bigotry and hate". Merriam-Webster tweeted out few definitions of the words pronounced the same heel. U.S. journalist Mark Harris gave a witty reply saying that one of Trump's staff members had been helping him understand the importance of the Boston counter-protesters and good spelling. Read More »

Flights halted briefly at Delhi Airport after drone sighting


The "drone-like object" was spotted by an Air Asia pilot about 1909 hours. In this regard all three runways operation were closed as a precautionary measure. Two other flights - G8-175 (LKO-DEL) and 6E-508 (Patna-DEL) - went upto Jaipur, but are now returning to Delhi. This time, the pilot of an AirAsia aircraft reported sighting of a drone again near the Delhi airport. Read More »

Fourth CEO resigns from Trump's American Manufacturing Council


Instead he said, "we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides ". The Justice Department has launched a civil rights inquiry into the incident, and the driver, a 20-year-old OH man who was said to have had a history of neo-Nazi beliefs, has been charged with second-degree murder. Read More »

Starting XI: Deportivo v Real

The victory in the example, the second consecutive year in the Champions League, the success in the UEFA Super Cup over Manchester United, and the Spanish Super Cup over Barcelona 1: 3 and 2-0, seems fully deservedly called Real Madrid the strongest club in the world at the moment. Read More »

Trump's biz buddies abandon ship as manufacturing council disbands


Impossible to miss. And the president said Friday night's right-wing, torchlight parade across the University of Virginia campus consisted of "people protesting very quietly", even though the demonstrators terrorized men and women , including clergy, worshipping in a nearby church and chanted "Jews will not replace us" and "Blood and Soil", an infamous Nazi rallying cry. Read More »

Trump's Support for White Supremacists Draws Strong Condemnation


In one of the first polls taken since all three of the president's responses, we find that 34 percent approve of his response, while 55 percent disapprove. "We have a festering racial problem that's only going to get worse". Trump shot back promptly on Twitter: "Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President's Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!" If even CEOs won't stand by Trump, Sabato predicts that more Republicans and White ... Read More »

White House Rumors: Why a Gary Cohn Resignation Is Worrying Everyone


The White House denied this was happening, and Cohn (as of the time this post was written) was still in. And they continued climbing, despite the nonstop scandals and political dramas pouring out of the White House. As long as Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin remain with Trump, the administration will continue to be a competent congressional partner on tax legislation, Haines said. Read More »

Ring of Honor invasion of NXT begins in Brooklyn


The WWE Network will also be airing an NXT TakeOver Brooklyn III Pre-Show that will start one hour before the pay-per-view at 7/6c. Cole comes to NXT entering a jam packed world title scene. Cole is a three-time ROH World Champion , a former PWG Champion and BOLA victor, CZW Jr. The three-time ROH World Champion and former Bullet Club member attacked McIntyre from behind after a distraction from Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish . Read More »

Australia to join military drills with US, South Korea


The North earlier said that it is considering a missile exercise around the USA -controlled island of Guam . Foreign Minister Taro Kono said in Washington Japan would strengthen its defence posture in response to the North Korean threat and provide $500 million to help boost maritime security in East Asia, where China has been pursuing extensive maritime claims that have angered regional neighbours. Read More »

Two state troopers shot in Pennsylvania


A struggle ensued as troopers tried to arrest him, and Belsar pulled out a gun and fired one shot, striking both troopers. One trooper was in critical condition but his prognosis was said to be good following the Friday night shooting. Observers raced to the fallen troopers to render medical aid and call 911 quickly following the gunfire, he said. The Fayette County district attorney's office is investigating the case. Read More »

Republicans now openly saying Trump is an incompetent failure


US President Donald Trump says it's "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart" with the removal of Confederate statues and monuments around the country. But this time, Democrats note that Republicans also have sharply criticized Trump for failing to reject the white nationalist groups. The harsh language that turned off those who voted against him previous year hasn't abated during his seven months in the White House, part of the reason his approval ... Read More »

Antero Midstream Partners LP


It has underperformed by 9.99% the S&P500. P/E ratio of the company is 20.19. Westfield Capital Management Company Lp acquired 50,305 shares as Total Sys Svcs Inc (TSS)'s stock rose 7.40%. (NYSE:MMP), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. As per Friday, May 5, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. To make the technical rating meaningful, the moving averages are also compared to each other. Read More »

President Moon open to sending Special Envoy to North Korea

The two sides agreed to maintain a solid joint defense posture to swiftly respond to the North's possible provocations. North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the United States mainland has fuelled a surge in tensions in recent days. Read More »

Seahawks LT George Fant suffers torn ACL in right knee


Fant suffered a torn ACL in his right knee when he was injured midway through the second quarter. Head coach Pete Carroll on Thursday had essentially named Fant and Joeckel as the starting left side of the line for the regular season. And three of the standouts from last week - Williams, Chris Carson , Blair Walsh - each again took turns in the spotlight. His two catches for 28 yards in the first quarter as well as a tackle on a kickoff seemed to strengthen his case for a roster spot ... Read More »

JPMorgan CEO Dimon's memo on Trump to employees

Markets are rolling over after the members of US President Donald Trump's main business council agreed to disband the group shortly before the president tweeted he was scrapping the group himself. "As our members have expressed individually over the past several days, intolerance, racism and violence have absolutely no place in this country and are an affront to core American values", members of the forum said in a joint statement Wednesday, which also noted the decision to disband. Read More »

Heineken gets the go-ahead for Punch deal


In response, a spokesman for Heineken said: "We welcome today's announcement from the CMA that, following consultation, our proposed undertakings have been accepted and there are no outstanding concerns". Heineken is paying 305 million pounds, about 347 million euros, for the 1,900 Punch Taverns pubs. Heineken announced in December it was to more than double the number of United Kingdom pubs it owns after agreeing a part-deal for Punch Taverns. Read More »