He said a young woman from a village told him that electricity was important to her not only because it would free her from having to read by the light of a fire with choking fumes, but also from the standpoint of sexual assault. He says fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas foster economic development and jobs and are an important strategic asset for the United States.
The pound has responded to the first hike since July 2007 with its biggest fall against a trade-weighted basket of currencies in nearly five months. The upcoming increase in interest rates is likely to have a limited impact on British households, according to Nationwide.
The US labor market "has continued to strengthen" and economic activity "has been rising at a solid rate" despite hurricane-related disruptions, the Fed's policy-making committee said in a statement released after its two-day meeting. Based on recent economic data, the gross domestic product is headed for a 4.5 percent annualized growth pace in the fourth quarter, according to the Atlanta Fed's model , called GDP Now.
Facebook drew 98 percent of its revenue from advertisements, as ad revenue grew 49 percent year over year. Mobile advertising revenues continue to be dominant contributor to ad revenues as it represented 88 percent of advertising revenue for the quarter, up from 84 percent past year.
Baird on Tuesday, August 25 to "Underperform". The firm has "Sell" rating given on Thursday, February 23 by Panmure Gordon. The stock of BP plc (LON:BP) earned "Neutral" rating by BNP Paribas on Friday, October 23. Panmure Gordon has "Buy" rating and GBX 305 target. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Monday, September 19 to "Overweight". Panmure Gordon maintained the shares of LGEN in report on Wednesday, August 5 with "Buy" rating.
In western Wisconsin, Arcadia Police are investigating needles found in trick-or-treat candy. They've warned parents in the community to check their children's candy. She found nails in three Kit Kat candy bars, police say. The items were sent to the State Crime Lab, but no arrests were made. The department wants parents to thoroughly check their children's candy before they eat it and throw out anything that looks suspicious.