Exports sluggish, trade deficit widens to 6-month high in May

The trade deficit, which is the difference between exports and imports, rose to $15.4 billion in May, compared to $14.2 billion in the year-ago period. This is the widest trade deficit since November’s $16.7 billion. Gold imports shot up by 37.4% during the month. Gold imports shot up by 37.4% during the month. Please follow … Read moreExports sluggish, trade deficit widens to 6-month high in May

Prannoy Roy, Radhika can’t hold exec posts: Sebi

Markets regulator Sebi on Friday barred popular television personality Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika Roy and RRPR Holdings, all three promoters of NDTV, from the market for two years for violating various Sebi regulations relating to disclosure of important information to minority shareholders of the company. Sebi also barred Roy and his wife from being … Read morePrannoy Roy, Radhika can’t hold exec posts: Sebi

Tata Comm sells entire stake in data centre business

Tata Communications (Tata Comm) has sold its remaining 26% stake in the data centre business to major shareholder STT GDC of Singapore. ​​​In 2016, STT GDC had bought 74% in the business. At that time, the enterprise value of the business, which has 15-plus data centres in India and Singapore, was over Rs 3,000 crore. … Read moreTata Comm sells entire stake in data centre business

You can get insurance for your mobile screen

New-age non-life company Go Digit General Insurance has introduced a policy for used mobile phones that will compensate the user if there is any screen damage. This low-value cover has been made feasible by a small software that enables the company to remotely assess the condition of the phone — both for underwriting and claim … Read moreYou can get insurance for your mobile screen

Former top government official to join Tatas

Siddharth Sharma, who used to be with the President’s Secretariat, has a new role. He will take over as the chief sustainability officer of the $110-bln Tata group. A career civil servant for more than 2 decades, the 50-yr-old served in various capacities in the finance ministry, external affairs and urban development before moving to … Read moreFormer top government official to join Tatas

How to Create Even More Jobs with Infrastructure Investment

You don’t need to be a civil engineer to notice that America’s infrastructure is one big hot mess. Our roads have potholes that rock your car so violently, it feels as if you’re off-roading on the moon; our bridges are so rusty, you risk getting tetanus just by looking at them; and driving through our … Read moreHow to Create Even More Jobs with Infrastructure Investment

In tit for tat, India increases customs duty on 29 US goods

The government on Friday finally decided to impose additional customs duty on 29 products, including almonds, walnut and pulses, imported from the United States. Earlier this month, the White House had announced it was terminating India’s special market access to the US under Generalised System of Preferences programme from June 5. Please follow and like … Read moreIn tit for tat, India increases customs duty on 29 US goods

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New Fed Manufacturing Figures Nudge Tariffmageddon a Bit Further Away

Today’s industrial production figures from the Federal Reserve showed not only that U.S. domestic manufacturing regained some strength in May following a string of poor monthly results. They also provided more evidence that President Trump’s tariffs have had little, if any, effect on the performance of either the metals-using industries impacted by levies on steel … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New Fed Manufacturing Figures Nudge Tariffmageddon a Bit Further Away

Body of 7-year-old Indian girl found in Arizona desert

Washington, June 14 (IANS) The body of a 7-year-old Indian girl was found in a remote desert area in the US state of Arizona earlier this week, according to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). According to authorities, the unidentified girl “was trying to cross into the US with a group of people from her country”. … Read moreBody of 7-year-old Indian girl found in Arizona desert

President Trump Declares ‘Border Czar’

Fri, Jun 14th 2019 @ 2:37 pm EDT This morning on “Fox and Friends” President announced that he will declare former ICE chief Tom Homan as a new “border czar.” “Tom Homan’s coming back,” President Trump told the host of the morning talk show via phone-call adding, “I would say that would be announced next … Read morePresident Trump Declares ‘Border Czar’

The Best Rideshare Advertising Companies You Can Make Money With

Vugo was one of the first companies on the rideshare advertising scene a few years ago and since that time, we’ve seen a plethora of other advertising companies come and go. Combined, these companies have raised millions of dollars, signed up thousands of drivers and it’s clear that the ‘rideshare advertising’ category has a lot of potential. … Read moreThe Best Rideshare Advertising Companies You Can Make Money With

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USMCA Roundtable Hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USMCA Roundtable Hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce kcpullen@doc.gov Fri, 06/14/2019 – 11:23 Export and investment promotion AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Friday, June 14, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Introduced by Joyce Waugh, President and CEO, Roanoke Regional Chamber. … Read moreRemarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the USMCA Roundtable Hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

Former healthcare executive pleads guilty to bribing state senator

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, June 14, 2019: A former executive of Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court recently to his role in a conspiracy to bribe an Arkansas state senator to influence public policy for the benefit of the charity and its executives. Robin Raveendran, 63, of Little Rock, Arkansas, … Read moreFormer healthcare executive pleads guilty to bribing state senator

Homelessness and Self-Esteem: The Real Mental Health Issue

“The worst thing to call somebody is crazy. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy…” ~ Dave Chappelle We’ve all heard it from time to time, the ridiculous claim that just because a person is homeless, they’re … Continue reading → The post Homelessness and Self-Esteem: The Real Mental Health Issue appeared … Read moreHomelessness and Self-Esteem: The Real Mental Health Issue

Gig Workers Get New Allies In Fight For Better Pay And Workplace Rights: Uber And Lyft

In a development many wouldn’t find surprising, a collation of forces announced this week that they would like to see ride-sharing drivers for Uber and Lyft receive a guaranteed base wage, flexible benefits, and a new drivers’ association to lend a united voice to represent their interests. What is surprising? The two forces that joined … Read moreGig Workers Get New Allies In Fight For Better Pay And Workplace Rights:
Uber And Lyft

PM Modi hits out at trade protectionism, calls for rule-based trading system

Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, PM Modi said that unilateralism and protectionism have not benefited anyone. “..We need a rule-based, transparent, anti-discriminatory, open and all-inclusive WTO-centred multilateral trading system focused so that the interests of every country especially the developing ones can be taken care of,” he said. Please follow and like us:

Today in OpenGov: Shell games.

In today’s edition, website changes are foreshadowing policy changes at the federal level, President Trump’s campaign plays shell games, two states launch new transparency portals, and more.  washington watch Image via Sunlight Foundation. Changes on the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s website appear to have foreshadowed shifts in federal policy towards unaccompanied migrant children. “Changes made … Read moreToday in OpenGov: Shell games.