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US Crude Exports Hit New High As OPEC Cuts Back

West Texas Intermediate , the USA benchmark for the price of oil, was down in parallel to $47.71 per barrel. Traders said an ongoing fuel glut was keeping prices under pressure despite a pledge by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) and other producers to cut nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) of output. Read More »

Sirius XM buys stake in music streaming site Pandora


Most of Sirius' listeners are in cars, and by investing in Pandora , it gets entry into the digital radio business. Pandora - best known for internet-generated radio "stations" based on users' likes - had some 76.7 million active listeners as of last month. Read More »

Golden State Warriors move one win away from record

Kevin Durant scored 31 points for the Warriors , who have the opportunity on Friday to become the first team to go unbeaten en route to a title. No NBA team have ever found their way back after losing the first three games of a best-of-seven series but James was not ready to admit defeat. Read More »

US House passes bill to roll back finance regulations

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) has previously described rollbacks to the Dodd-Frank Act as "dangerous". Provident Bank is among the thousands of community banks across the country glad to see the beginning of the repeal of the law known as Dodd-Frank, blamed for over-regulating small banks, driving up their cost and driving some out of business. Read More »

Trump talks infrastructure in Cincinnati

Jamie Raskin of Maryland said. But Ohio only has 88 counties. Wednesday's was Trump's first visit to OH since the state's critical contribution to his election victory in November - in which he received 51 percent of the vote and all 18 electoral votes. Read More »

UK police name third man behind London terror attack

Eight officers were involved in the shootout with the three attackers , and the video had been confirmed as genuine by The Guardian . Nearly 50 were wounded. POLITICO revealed on Tuesday that Italian authorities had notified British intelligence service MI5 about the terrorist activities in Italy of Youssef Zaghba , a Moroccan-Italian national. Read More »

Scottish National Party sees steep losses in UK vote count


That's a crushing result for the SNP ."We've hit peak SNP and we've certainly hit peak Nicola Sturgeon ".She added: "Young people in England are coming out of university with £27,000 of debt just from tuition fees". While official data has yet to be released, it is possible that some of these people abandoned the SNP in order to vote for a party that was more committed to Brexit, such as the Conservatives, or, potentially, Labour . Read More »

Polls open in United Kingdom snap election


May's tightly controlled campaign style, which saw her speaking largely to hand-picked groups of supporters, began to grate. Q: Why are there no exit polls during the day? In 2015 they had all their votes counted just 48 minutes after the polls closed. Read More »

Saudi's Falih says more oil output cuts possible, will assess in July

US economic indicators from the United States , meanwhile, offered some surface support, but underlying figures on spending showed some negative pressures remain in the world's No. OPEC started the output cuts on January 1 in an attempt to ease bloated global inventories and boost oil prices. Speaking in Moscow after a meeting between OPEC and Russia, Falih and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak also said they saw their cooperation in oil markets lasting after the current joint oil ... Read More »

Feud over Qatar deepens conflicts across Arab world

The escalation came two weeks after the website of Qatar's official news agency was allegedly hacked by unknown individuals who reportedly published statements attributed to the country's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. On a daily basis, hundreds of refrigerated trucks from Saudi Arabia carrying milk, chicken, cheese, eggs and other perishables enter Qatar. "Qatar and its big rivals are fighting each other, but indirectly and on other people's territory", said Yemeni analyst Farea ... Read More »

Lebanon ministry calls for ban of Wonder Woman film


But is " Wonder Woman" an Israeli product? She blasted the recent action taken by authorities to try to prevent the superhero film from screening in Lebanon. "I think we always tell stories of people being selfless and going outside of this thing to try to find something bigger, whether it be values or ideals or goodness or whatever you're fighting for". Read More »

WWDC 2017: Apple Reveals HomePod and More

However, Apple has a well-established reputation for keeping its app ecosystem and platforms under tight control, so developers hoping for more open smart home ecosystems such as Google Home with the Google Assistant and the Amazon Echo Show with Alexa , may be sorely disappointed. Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic close in on French Open semi-final blockbuster

Nishikori, bidding to make the semi-finals for the first time , has endured a topsy-turvy French Open , needing five sets to beat Hyeon Chung and four against Fernando Verdasco. 6 Dominic Thiem , a 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 victor over Horacio Zeballos. Thiem's break point conversion in those matches? By the end of the match , he wound up with almost twice as many unforced errors, 35, as winners, 18. Read More »

British police arrest five of Pakistani family in connection with London attacks

A London mosque said Butt "infrequently" attended prayers there but was asked to leave after an incident a few years ago where he interrupted a Friday sermon, according to a statement from Jabir bin Zayd Islamic Centre. He said: "I haven't seen it because the gym is not for Muslim people". "Our work necessarily involves making hard judgements about how to prioritise the resources available to us at a time when the United Kingdom is facing a severe and high tempo terrorist threat", police ... Read More »

WWDC: Apple Announces 'Mac OS High Sierra'

The fruity firm showed off MacOS High Sierra at WWDC 2017 this evening. Announced earlier today at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference ( WWDC ), San Jose, SteamVR's support for Mac format has arrived sooner than expected. The good news is that once you hook up a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU to your MacBook running macOS 10.13, everything will work out of the box. Safari is faster , Apple said, and will prevent videos from autoplaying when you visit a page. Read More »

New MacBook Pro: 6 Reasons to Buy, 3 Reasons Not To


You don't need to use Xeon chips for that number of cores - Intel announced Core i9 chips with just those amount of core a few weeks ago - but the difference in performance between mobile chips and desktop chips is marked when you're working with muitl-threaded applications that really use all those cores. Read More »

US Stockpile Keeps Oil Prices Down


On May 25, OPEC and 10 non-OPEC partners including Russian Federation made a decision to roll over a 1.8 MMb/d production cut agreement into March 2018. Investors are also not happy with the fact that OPEC is still exempting Nigeria and Libya from the production cuts. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $47.51 per barrel, up 11 cents from their previous close , but down 7.3 percent from May 25. Read More »

Apple Debuts HomePod Smart Speaker

That might sound insane coming from a company that hasn't, until the launch of this product, given so much as a thought to the home speaker market, but the early returns on the HomePod's performance show that Apple (again, like they always do) isn't diving blindly into this market. Read More »

United Kingdom exit poll: Conservatives may fall short of majority

Pundits had expected the UKIP vote to go strongly to the Conservatives . However, the result could have a big impact on the final shape of Brexit . Some critics nicknamed her "the Maybot". In the 2015 general election, which came after five years of a general election between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats , few polls predicted a majority win for then prime minister David Cameron . Read More »

Who Lied? Comey, Trump Team Accuse Each Other

Comey said he wanted to spur the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to take over the investigation. Comey said that language "tracked" how the Clinton campaign was talking about the FBI's work. Trump has called Comey a "showboat" and a "grandstander" and said he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" in dismissing him. As close as they got was one GOP senator trying to argue that: Okay, what Mr Trump did was wrong , but is it really obstruction of justice? "I ... Read More »

Smith denies tweeting 'Cavs in 7' after Game 3 loss

Ideal as in no blown defensive assignments. But it's not as if the Warriors hadn't taken shots, endured runs, and faced down rallying teams. Them? They don't have to be ideal. There were a number of wide-open shots the Cavs just couldn't get to fall. They're not going to be degraded they have great people underneath you to make you great debuted at Terry Norton yourself. Read More »

IPhone 7 and 7 Plus will support NFC tags with iOS 11


In the meantime, users interested in getting a sneak peak at Apple's forthcoming mobile OS can download the first beta over here presuming that they have an existing Apple developers account. So it senses when you are driving and it turns your iPhone to the " do not disturb " mode. Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 works differently. Particularly when equipped with keyboard and Apple Pencil , the refreshed Pro enables a creative computing experience that allows more to get done on the go ... Read More »

US House backs move to repeal post-2008 crisis banking law

A vote Thursday to approve the bill in the House is essentially assured. Republicans say Dodd-Frank provisions made it harder for banks to provide loans to business. They believe undoing these regulations would revert the country to pre-2008 conditions, which led to the financial crisis . The amendment he offered Thursday was the first of his to pass the chamber. Read More »

Comey's Testimony Gives Building Blocks for Obstruction Case

President Trump's private lawyer on Thursday disputed key details of former FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony and accused him of improperly leaking "privileged communications" with the president. "I took it as a direction", Mr. Comey said . Columbia Law School's website became overburdened after Comey said he had asked a good friend who is a professor there to leak memos from his meeting with Trump to the media. Read More »

Defending champion Djokovic dumped out of French Open


Open , I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn't faced before in (my) professional tennis career". "I don't think I really agree with that rule". The 12-time grand slam victor began working with Agassi during the lead-up to this event, where he has forged an uncertain path to the last eight, needing five sets to get past Diego Schwartzman and failing to convince early on against Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Sunday. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy : Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs


David Miller showed some impressive skills as he registered his 10th ODI fifty, achieving an unbeaten 75 off 104 balls. The two teams have met at this venue during the 2013 Champions Trophy , with South Africa posting 234 for nine before bowling Pakistan out for 167. Read More »

Trump's lawyer accuses Comey of illegal leaks

During a now-infamous interaction between him and Comey, Trump jokingly remarked, "He's become more famous than me!" The FBI is or was attempting to confirm explosive allegations contained in an unverified dossier, authored during the campaign by a former British intelligence agent named Christopher Steele on behalf of Trump's rivals. Read More »

UK exit poll says Conservatives to win largest number of seats

Together, the Labour Party, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats would have 314 seats in Parliament - as many as May's Tories are now predicted to have. She went into the election untested on a national campaign, but with a reputation for quiet competence. Turnout among young people (18-24), meanwhile, is up 12% to 53% on the last general election in 2015. Read More »

GOP-run House poised to roll back post-2008 financial rules

Among those supporting the bill is Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro. A core concept in the legislation is that it would give big banks the choice of an "off-ramp" from numerous costly and time-consuming rules in Dodd-Frank if they agreed to a higher capital buffer. Read More »

European Central Bank keeps stimulus in place


The size was reduced in March from Euro 80 billion. The bank is moving gingerly out of concern that investors could anticipate an end to the stimulus by sending market interest rates higher, tightening financing for companies and prematurely blunting the stimulus effect even before it ends. Read More »

Djokovic and Nadal matches postponed because of rain


I still made the game and broke him in the first service game and again broke him in his first service game in the third set. "I think he's a very good umpire". Pliskova, the Czech, beat Carina Witthoft of Germany 7-5 6-1, while Svitolina of Ukraine overcame Poland's Magda Linette 6-4 7-5. The epic first set between the men lasted 73 minutes and resulted in Djokovic winning the tiebreaker 7-5. Read More »

Penguins on brink of repeat after blowout win

Game 5 is on Thursday. Rinne was lifted after allowing three goals on nine shots, while his replacement Juuse Saros surrendered three on 15 shots. In helping the Penguins amass the second-most points in the regular season, Cullen recorded 13 goals, 18 assists, and an eighth straight campaign with more faceoff wins than losses. Read More »

Apple's new 'HomePod' speaker


The speaker also doubles up as a Home Assistant, wherein you can set reminders, ask questions about the news or traffic, or even ask to text a friend. The Echo , released in 2015, and Google Home , released a year ago, were the first entrants in a promising market. ( GOOGL ) (GOOGL), with its Google Home product, and Amazon Inc .'s ( AMZN ) Amazon Echo . Read More »