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United States crude prices hold above $60 a barrel

United States crude prices hold above $60 a barrel

Brent crude prices were up 0.22 per cent at $67.02 per barrel this morning after hitting $67.27 earlier in the day, a high not seen since May 2015. Brent broke through $67 this week for the first time since May 2015. In tonnes, oil output rose to 46.322 million last month from 44.782 million in November, lifted by a 0.2 percent rise in output at leading oil company Rosneft For the whole of 2017, the average output of 10.98 million bpd compared with 10.96 million bpd in 2016 and 10.72 million ...


United Kingdom government threatens to tax tech giants over extremism

United Kingdom government threatens to tax tech giants over extremism

Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down material aimed at radicalizing people or helping them to prepare attacks, Reuters reports, citing a United Kingdom newspaper's interview with the country's security minister.


Airtel announces revised Rs. 799 pack for subscribers

Airtel announces revised Rs. 799 pack for subscribers

To recall, Bharti Airtel launched the Rs 799 plan a year ago. Airtel had recently introduced a new prepaid pack priced at Rs. 199 that offers 1GB data per day for a period of 28 days. Airtel continues to have a victor on their hands with a 3GB daily data plan at Rs 549 plan. While, although Airtel claims to offer "unlimited" calls - but this isn't quite literally.


BP expects positive impact on results from U.S. tax changes

BP expects positive impact on results from U.S. tax changes

However, tax cuts would affect its deferred tax assets and liabilities in the short term, resulting in a one-off, non-cash charge of $1.5 billion to its 4 quarter results. The news follows similar announcements by BP rival Shell, which expects a $2bn-$2.5bn hit, and Barclays, which expects a £1bn charge. BP said it is still reviewing the ultimate impact of the tax rewrite.


Not-so-happy new year for United Kingdom commuters as fares rise

Not-so-happy new year for United Kingdom commuters as fares rise

Protests were held outside around 40 stations to mark the biggest increase since 2013. Rail passengers will see fares rise by an average of 3.4% on Tuesday. Today, fares will go up by an average of 3.4%. That will stop hundreds of millions being siphoned off by private rail firms, and allow us to put passengers first'.


Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/1/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/1/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Spencer Hawes also scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting off the bench. Which players should we avoid tonight? Jabari Parker (left knee surgery) and Mirza Teletovic (pulmonary emboli) are out for the Bucks. It was pointed out to DeMar DeRozan that the Raptors are about to face a hard stretch of the National Basketball Association schedule with some excellent teams ahead, including a playoff rematch with the Milwaukee Bucks to open the calendar year.