• Lavalin to buy British engineering firm WS Atkins PLC for $3.6 billion
Lavalin to buy British engineering firm WS Atkins PLC for $3.6 billion

WS Atkins and Partners was established in 1938 by Sir William Atkins in London... SNC's funding will also include an $800 million public bought-deal offering, the company said. SNC-Lavalin said it expects to make £50m in annual cost saving at Atkins. Directors intend to use their tiny combined stake of 0.14% to vote in favour of the offer.

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  • Japan says Pacific Rim pact offers best trade deals
Japan says Pacific Rim pact offers best trade deals

Vice President Mike Pence, who headed the USA delegation, said his administration hopes the bilateral dialogue could lead to future negotiations on an FTA. Meanwhile, if the 11 nations proceed with trade liberalization, US producers and companies will be at a disadvantage regarding exports to these countries, including Japan.

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  • CSX predicts 25 percent profit jump as restructuring begins
CSX predicts 25 percent profit jump as restructuring begins

Arrow Financial has 0% invested in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX ) for 180 shares. WFG Advisors LP now owns 6,537 shares of the company's stock worth $170,000 after buying an additional 956 shares in the last quarter. Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares o...

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  • Charity worker returns to US after being detained in Egypt
Charity worker returns to US after being detained in Egypt

The news brought praise from some leading MA political figures, including US Senator Elizabeth Warren, who beat Brown, in 2012. In 2014, he was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Mr Brown lost the seat to Elizabeth Warren . As a senator, Mr Brown supported the use of waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques", the New Zealand ...

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  • Aadhaar compulsion for filing I-T returns illegal: SC
Aadhaar compulsion for filing I-T returns illegal: SC

Mukul Rohatgi said there were instances that one person was having a number of Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards and these fake cards were being used to divert funds to shell companies. The apex court will hear the matter on Tuesday for final disposal. Making the Aadhaar compulsory is its "only option", said the Attorney General (AG), who's repr...

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  • The Research Analysts' Weekly Ratings Updates for Schlumberger Limited. (SLB)
The Research Analysts' Weekly Ratings Updates for Schlumberger Limited. (SLB)

The recommendation scale measures the value from 1 to 5, where 1 means "Strong Buy" and 5 stands for "Sell". Houston, TX-based Schlumberger Limited (SLB - Free Report) is a leading oilfield services company, providing technology, project management and information services to the global oil and gas industry.

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  • Bebe to close all 175 stores
Bebe to close all 175 stores

Bebe has not commented on the closure and there was no mention of it on the company's website Friday morning. Before that announcement, Bebe had 168 stores in the United States and Canada. Like other retailers, executives at Bebe have tried to turn things around by ramping up its online business, but that has not been enough to make up for the l...

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  • Sharapova's French Open fate on May 15
Sharapova's French Open fate on May 15

Meanwhile, her rival Maria Sharapova has brushed off criticism from her rivals as she prepares to make her return next week in Stuttgart following her doping ban. This view echoes that of the world No 17 Barbora Strycova, who served a doping ban in 2013 and told The Daily Telegraph last month: "I don't think anyone is her friend on the tour".

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  • InterContinental Hotels Hacked For Guests Credit Card Info
InterContinental Hotels Hacked For Guests Credit Card Info

Unfortunately, that's the position millions of travelers have just been put in. The data breach at InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is much bigger than announced earlier, with nearly 1 ,200 hotels now seen as impacted. IHG has admitted that 1,200 of its hotels across the USA and Puerto Rico have been hit by the malware, which has grabbed...

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  • Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia
Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

In the whole world, Jehovah's Witnesses are known as peaceful, obedient, respectful citizens. Borisova also said that Jehovah's Witnesses' refusal to accept blood transfusions was in violation of Russian health laws. According to the new expanded definition, the Jehovah's Witnesses are extremists. During the hearing, one witness, identif...

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  • Germany's Lilium Calls Test of 'Flying Taxi' Prototype Successful
Germany's Lilium Calls Test of 'Flying Taxi' Prototype Successful

This was only a test flight and Lilium still has much work to do before it can offer this as a service. "We can now turn our focus to designing the five seater production aircraft". The Lilium Jet takes off and lands vertically, like a helicopter, but uses wingpower once in the air to travel quietly and efficiently. In terms of safety, Lilium's F...

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  • Canadian and French Leaders Pay Homage to Fallen Soldiers at Vimy Ridge
Canadian and French Leaders Pay Homage to Fallen Soldiers at Vimy Ridge

According to the Vimy Foundation, 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed during the Battle of Vimy Ridge . Exactly 100 years earlier, the scene here had been quite different. Vimy Ridge was key to the German defence, and was previously attacked by the French and the British, which had failed. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadians who...

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  • United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident
United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

He initially supported employees and blamed Dao, calling him "disruptive and belligerent". The CEO took personal responsibility for the incident, which drew widespread condemnation, and said no employees would be fired as a result of it. United President Scott Kirby said that "it's really too early for us to tell anything about bookings", while...

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  • U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Sharply Last Week
U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Sharply Last Week

Employment in the US rose by much less than anticipated in the month of March, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday , although the unemployment rate still fell to its lowest level in nearly ten years. U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledges auto workers at the American Center for Mobility March 15, 2017 in Ypsilanti,...

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  • Oil prices regain some ground, but oversupply weighs
Oil prices regain some ground, but oversupply weighs

China's March gasoline output rose 2.5 percent year on year to 11.24 million tonnes, the highest level since at least April 2014, data from China's National Bureau of Statistics showed on Wednesday, adding fuel into an Asian market that is already well supplied.

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  • Brady's White House Absence Questioned After Gisele Deletes Tweet
Brady's White House Absence Questioned After Gisele Deletes Tweet

The team responded on its Twitter account a few hours later that the Times' photos "lack context" because the 2015 picture includes more than 40 staff while staff were seated on the South Lawn for the latest pic. But the turnout for Trump's congratulatory event on Wednesday was roughly the same size as when the Pats visited the White House...

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  • Federal consumer agency accuses major mortgage servicer of mishandling loans
Federal consumer agency accuses major mortgage servicer of mishandling loans

Ocwen , the agency also said, allegedly was unable to send out accurate monthly statements or properly credit payments. NEW YORK (AP) - State and federal authorities have sued mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts.

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  • Blue Jays place JA Happ on 10-day DL, recall Ty Kelly
Blue Jays place JA Happ on 10-day DL, recall Ty Kelly

Happ , reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post ( via Twitter ). Manager John Gibbons says he's optimistic Happ will be ready to return at the end of his DL stint, or shortly after. Sanchez was 15-2 last season and led the American League with a 3.00 ERA. He has a 4.50 ERA and 20 punch-outs through 16 innings of work. Toronto (2-10) may try to...

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  • Oil ministry red-flags Sunday holiday for fuel outlets
Oil ministry red-flags Sunday holiday for fuel outlets

All India Petroleum Dealers Association President Ajay Bansal told PTI that the association, which has almost 46,000 petrol pump owners as members, are not participating in the closure. He also said that dealers are within their rights to declare Sunday as a holiday and that they had been paying employees double wages. From 15 May, he said, the...

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  • Nifty slips 12 points to end at 9139
Nifty slips 12 points to end at 9139

At 10.15 a.m., the 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 27.57 points or 0.09 per cent at 29,364.14 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was up 6.4 points or 0.07 per cent at 9,109.90. ICICI Bank and Axis Bank too were under pressure and lost up to 2.90 percent. Companies under flagship of Tatas, Godrej and Adani's will be in focus after a media repor...

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