Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election

Ms May is expected to form a minority government with the help of the Democratic Unionist Party (of Northern Ireland ), which is likely to offer informal support. Her gambit to call an early general election in the hope of increasing the Conservative Party's flimsy 17-seat majority in the House of Commons backfired badly on June 8, resulting in a hung Parliament and an uncertain political future for the country.

Amazon's deal to buy Whole Foods hits shares in US retailers

Some options traders hit the jackpot Friday as call options for Whole Foods Market surged in value after Amazon announced its plan to buy the grocery chain for $13.7 billion. The natural foods retailer helped start a trend toward natural and organic foods, but its stock has struggled in recent years and recently the company shook up its board and said it would cut costs.

Stock in the Spotlight: Ensco Plc (ESV)

Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $0.06 and $-0.13, respectively, according to 28 analysts. In case of Revenue Estimates, 22 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Ensco plc as 453.57 Million.

Hampton Roads reacts to Amazon takeover of Whole Foods

Check. But most of all, Twitter users want you to remember that Whole Foods is a spendy grocery store. "If you have a Whole Foods with a bar area you could have some computers, you could sit there and shop at Amazon and (see) some sample product they have there".

Research Report For CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

Research Report For CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

Thornburg Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in CenturyLink by 107.8% in the first quarter. CenturyLink, Inc . ( CTL ) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 2.36%. It also reduced its holding in Clorox Co Del (NYSE:CLX) by 37,620 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 23,360 shares, and cut its stake in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE).

London fire: Tower victims 'may never be identified'

London fire: Tower victims 'may never be identified'

Residents had raised concerns about the fire safety of the building prior to the blaze. Afterwards, the prime minister's vehicle was chased by protesters unhappy with the government's response to the tragedy. Residents had long complained about fire safety risks at Grenfell Tower during a refurbishment project completed previous year, but said their concerns went unheeded.