The gains showed that the economy is surmounting its challenges without suffering much damage. He says, "Neither global headwinds, financial turbulence nor political uncertainty" has weakened the willingness of American businesses to hire.
The good news, though, is that the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket successfully hoisted the broadcasting satellite for Luxembourg-based company SES . Friday's launch still counts as a success, though, because the company successfully deployed the SES-9 satellite it was carrying at about 25,000 miles above Earth.
Barclays reported an adjusted pretax profit of 5.4 billion pounds for the year ended December 31, compared with 5.502 billion pounds a year earlier and below the average forecast of 5.772 billion pounds from a consensus of analysts' forecasts.
A woman in ethnic minority costume walks ahead of journalists lined up for the opening session of the annual National People's Congress held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Saturday, March 5, 2016. China's plan to spend 954 billion yuan ($146 billion) on defense spending this year is still less than one-third of what the U.S.is proposing to spend this year.
The satellite, which will run television and data traffic for over a billion people, will now deploy its solar panels and use electrically powered ion thrusters to jockey itself into the correct position. SpaceX offered to make up some of the lost time by extending the second burn of the rocket's upper-stage Merlin engine by a few seconds, a maneuver created to cut roughly in half the number of days it would take the satellite to settle in its operational orbit, to about 45 days.
The growth in the 13th five year plan to be implemented from this year is set at 6.5 per cent as average for the next five years. " China will face more and tougher problems and challenges in its development this year, so we must be fully prepared to fight a hard battle", Mr Li told delegates on Saturday.