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Scientists found that century-old Alexander Keith's found at Halifax Harbour is in fact beer

The 125-year-old bottle of Alexander Keith's found at the bottom of the Halifax Harbour last year is confirmed by scientists as drinkable beer.

Jan 11, 2016 06:33 AM EST

Oracle billionaire sold controlling interest in his Hawaiian Island Air

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison's Ohana Airline Holdings LLC will sell a controlling interest of Island Air to venture capital investment company PacifiCap.

Jan 11, 2016 06:14 AM EST

United Airlines fined $2.75M for mistreating disable passengers, making travellers wait

The United Airlines was fined $2.75 million by the U.S. Transportation Department for violating the tarmac-delay rule and mistreating passengers with disability.

Jan 11, 2016 05:33 AM EST

McDonald’s gets a multi-color makeover as CEO pushes the company to be a modern, progressive burger company

McDonald’s launched a new makeover for its packaging using bold, bright colors on cups, boxes, and bags that will become more appealing to customers.

Jan 10, 2016 10:05 PM EST

Philippine Peso, this week’s least loser among emerging Asian market

The Philippine peso is the least loser among emerging-market in Asia this week, thanks to the remittance from its overseas workers and outsourcing industry, which shielded it from the Chinese economic slowdown and increase in US interest rates.

Jan 10, 2016 10:02 PM EST

Tax refund to take longer due to IRS tighter security against fraud

Taxpayers who would file their tax return beginning January 19 will have to wait until March 1 to get their tax refund due to the tighter security the IRS will implement to prevent tax frauds.

Jan 10, 2016 09:58 PM EST

IRS Fines 8 Million Americans, 0.3 Million of Them From Low Income Group

IRS has fined some 8 million people and 1.4 million households are forecast to fall prey of fines due to ignorance on new healthcare law. Commonly criticized as the Obama Care Law, the new law instructs all Americans to go through insurance net. But mainly due to ignorance about mandatory submission of tax returns and moreover legally remain exempted from tax net, have fall victim to count fine for $210 each.

Jan 10, 2016 09:50 PM EST

HSBC and JPMorgan Well Ahead In ARAMCO IPO Race

State owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (ARAMCO) is possibly going for an IPO aiming to raise funds for $1 trillion to $10 trillion. Some shares of the IPO may be awarded among the local banks and investors following ARAMCO’s action plan. However, experience in banking operations in the kingdom is believed to play the key role for selection which put HSBC and JPMorgan well ahead in the IPO grabbing race.

Jan 10, 2016 09:45 PM EST

5 US airlines hike base fares

The US-based five airlines - Delta, Southwest, American, United and Virgin America have raised base fare on domestic travel. The hike is effective for corporate, leisure and discounted fares. Airlines are bullish on margins as business travel is expected to be stable even leisure travel takes a dip. The five airlines control 80 percent of the US domestic travel. Airlines are set to post surge in operational profits owing to lower fuel costs.

Jan 08, 2016 04:56 AM EST

Stocks tumble on China instability amid further devaluation of Yuan

The instability in Chinese economy, after the dragon country devalued Yuan for eighth time, has created tremors across the global bourses. All the sectors fell in the range of 0.4 percent to 1.8 percent on the Wall Street. Safe haven yellow metal gained four percent in 2016. Chinese CSI 300 index fell 7%.

Jan 07, 2016 07:04 PM EST

Lenovo's New X1 Line Major focus is Flexibility

Lenovo introduced new products to its X1 line at the CES 2016. Some of the notable products include the X1 Yoga, the X1 Tablet, and ThinkCentre X1 Desktop.

Jan 07, 2016 06:53 PM EST

The BMW i Vision Future Interaction: BMW's Vision for an Autonomous Driving Future

BMW unveiled their concept car called the BMW i Vision Future Interaction at the 2016 CES. The car's system creates an environment for the driver where he or she can interact with the car wirelessly and intuitively.

Jan 07, 2016 06:50 PM EST

Ford upbeat on self-driving cars, to invest $4.5 billion

Ford Motor is investing about $4.5 billion in developing electric vehicles. Contrary to unconfirmed news that Ford and Google working together on developing driverless cars, Ford Motor President Mark Fields didn't mention about this association in his speech at CES-2016. Fields is very keen on exploring the $5.4 trillion transportation services segment.

Jan 07, 2016 05:03 AM EST

Watch out for gold, oil, airlines in 2016

The year 2016 is expected to be positive for gold, oil and airlines segments. The sluggish real growth will propel gold prices. After declining for 18 months, oil price technically may make a rebound. Lower fuel costs and rising passenger traffic propel airlines to make more profits this year.

Jan 07, 2016 04:58 AM EST

PMorgan replaces KCG with Virtu Fin as market maker

JPMorgan Chase & Co has replaced KCG Holdings Inc with Virtu Financial Inc as its market maker. Virtu from Wednesday onwards takes care of JPMorgan Chase's stock on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). JPMorgan was disappointed with the role of KCG Holdings on 24 August 2015 as the stock markets witnessed mayhem pulling several stocks lower.

Jan 07, 2016 04:10 AM EST

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