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President Trump Cancels U.S. Delegation's Upcoming Trip to Davos, Citing Shutdown

President Trump Cancels U.S. Delegation's Upcoming Trip to Davos, Citing Shutdown

The cancellation announcement comes just days after the White House announced the members of the delegation it meant to send to Davos, led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin . In response to Pelosi's request that Trump delay his address because of shutdown-linked security concerns, Trump replied in an apparent retaliation that he was canceling her trip to Brussels and Afghanistan, scheduled to begin that day. Consulte Mais Informação

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GOP dismisses suggestion that State of Union be postponed

GOP dismisses suggestion that State of Union be postponed

Why?" On Tuesday, the White House had invited rank-and-file lawmakers to lunch with Trump at the White House as part of a strategy to build support from centrist Democrats and newly elected freshmen. Pelosi sent the letter to the White House on Wednesday, on what marked day 26 of the partial shutdown of the federal government , with no compromise in sight to resolve the standoff over funding for border security. Consulte Mais Informação

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Elon Musk Ends Popular Tesla Customer Referral Plan

Elon Musk Ends Popular Tesla Customer Referral Plan

Introduced in 2015, personal referral codes gave new buyers six months of free supercharging and prizes for existing owners such as launching personal photos into deep space or invites to a Tesla event. Musk replied that the program was being shut down entirely as it was adding too much cost to the cars, "especially Model 3". Drivers must refer friends before February 1 in order to qualify. Consulte Mais Informação

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Goldman's profits beat estimates, despite trading worries

Goldman's profits beat estimates, despite trading worries

Investment bank Goldman Sachs swung to a fourth-quarter profit, as the bank's advisory business helped offset a hard quarter in trading, given the turbulent markets in late 2018. Last month U.S. stock markets suffered their worst December since 1931, with the S&P 500 down nine per cent and Dow Jones down 8.7 per cent, capping off the worst year for stocks since the financial crisis in 2008. Consulte Mais Informação

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Passenger jumps off cruise ship, gets banned for life by Royal Caribbean

Passenger jumps off cruise ship, gets banned for life by Royal Caribbean

The stunt earned him and his friends a lifetime ban from the cruise liner. Nikolay Naydev, 27, stood up on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas railing as the ship was docked in Nassau, Bahamas, last week. After he landed in the ocean and was discovered by Royal Caribbean staff, he was told he could not re-board the ship and they would not cover the expenses to get him home from the Bahamas. Consulte Mais Informação

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Oil prices edge down as U.S. fuel stockpiles grow more than expected

Oil retreated below $52 a barrel as data showing record USA crude production suggested markets may remain oversupplied despite output cuts by OPEC and its allies. US fuel stockpiles also rose more than forecast and were up for the fourth straight week, EIA data showed. However, gasoline stockpiles climbed 7.5 million barrels, far exceeding analyst expectations in a Reuters poll for a 2.8 million-barrel gain. Consulte Mais Informação

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Warning strike on Tuesday In Frankfurt every third flight

Warning strike on Tuesday In Frankfurt every third flight

Be on strike, the airports of Munich , Hannover, Bremen , Dresden , Erfurt and Leipzig/Halle . For those flights that weren't canceled, Lufthansa has informed passengers to get to their airports early. The union Verdi is in wage negotiations on behalf of 23,000 security workers in Germany and talks are set to resume with employers on January 23. The union is calling for aviation security personnel across the country to be paid 20 euros (23 dollars) an hour. Consulte Mais Informação

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Cheaper oil sends inflation lower in December

Cheaper oil sends inflation lower in December

The government uses RPI, to calculate increases in some of the funds it collects, including rises in about 40% of rail fares, plus duties on alcohol and tobacco and for adjusting student loan repayments for inflation . A spokesperson said the UKSA would "continue to work closely with our counterparts in government and at the Bank of England and respond to the committee". Consulte Mais Informação

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Startups may soon get shield against angel tax demons

Startups may soon get shield against angel tax demons

Then the application go to CBDT for detailed audit and action. Section 56 (2)(viib) of the Income Tax Act provides for taxation of the share premium that is above the fair valuation of shares as "other income". Investors in them also have to provide their net worth and RoI. Normally, about 300-400 startups get angel funding every year. The government has made it easier for startups to get exemptions from tax on angel investments but again stopped short of eliminating the tax altogether. Consulte Mais Informação

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Oil prices rise 2 per cent on hopes of Chinese stimulus

Oil prices rise 2 per cent on hopes of Chinese stimulus

Brent crude (LCOc1) rose $1.65, or 2.8 percent, to settle at $60.64 a barrel. "Oil prices are getting weighted down by the prospects of weaker economic growth in China", Stephen Innes of futures brokerage Oanda said in a report. The sharp rebound in prices came on the back of output cuts from the main producers, in line with the November agreement to curb oil production clinched at the OPEC+ meeting. Consulte Mais Informação

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How does a vote of no confidence in the government work?

How does a vote of no confidence in the government work?

Instead of working towards a soft Brexit, the leadership would promote a cross-party and worldwide alliance to negotiate reform of undemocratic European Union practice and procedures, as demanded by many across the 27 countries. "It is the necessary means to secure our orderly departure and unlock our future outside the European Union", he told MPs. Senior backbencher Louise Ellman said Mr Corbyn should act "immediately" to throw Labour's weight behind a second referendum. Consulte Mais Informação

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Corbyn: no talks with May until no-deal Brexit is off table

Corbyn: no talks with May until no-deal Brexit is off table

She can not hold a second vote on her deal. Meanwhile, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said he "profoundly" regretted the Commons vote and added it was now up to the British Government to say how it meant to proceed. "I am pleased that Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a motion of no confidence in this shambolic government, which I will be voting for because it is only right that there should now be a general election. Consulte Mais Informação

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China boosts liquidity to offset cash demand for tax payments

China boosts liquidity to offset cash demand for tax payments

Measures included certain tax cuts. The change of approach is being driven largely by China's debt load, which makes funding a splurge on bridges and railways risky for financial stability. December's "abysmal" trade data and manufacturing contraction have "translated to a consensus by authorities that the economy needs more decided support and today's large injection reflects that", said Trinh Nguyen, senior economist for emerging Asia at Natixis in Hong Kong. Consulte Mais Informação

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