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Tesla shares crossed a key milestone, potentially saving the company a lot of money

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors, speaks during an event at the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Tesla’s shares hit a key milestone on Thursday that considerably eases pressure on the company. Shares closed around $363 on Thursday, higher than the conversion price of $359.88 per share ... Read More »

US is well on its way to Trump’s goal of ‘energy dominance,’ says Marathon Petroleum CEO

President Donald Trump’s goal of making the United States a global superpower in energy is starting to come true, Marathon Petroleum Corp. Chairman and CEO Gary Heminger told CNBC on Tuesday. “When I look at the president’s theme to begin with and the beginning of his administration, he wanted to have energy dominance in the U.S. and I believe that ... Read More »

Dow ends volatile November with more than 150-point rally on hopes of a US- China trade deal at G-20

Stocks closed a volatile month with strong gains on Friday on renewed bets the U.S. and China could strike a deal on trade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 199.62 points to close at 25,538.46. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both gained 0.8 percent to close at 2,760.17 and 7,330.54, respectively. Stocks wobbled for most of the session until ... Read More »

Bank of India posts ₹1,156 crore loss in Q2 on surging NPAs

Bank of India (BoI) on Monday reported losses of ₹1,156.25 crore for the September quarter as bad loans continued to mount and provisions soared. The bank was expecting to recover ₹1,800 crore from the NCLT (National Company Law Tribunal) accounts this quarter, but the resolution process was delayed. The bank had reported profit of ₹179.07 crore in the year-ago period. ... Read More »

Striking workers a consequence of failed business models

Two different strikes, separated by economic doctrines but bound together by common grievances, point to the vulnerabilities of the new class of workers in India. The first of these, by the drivers of Ola and Uber cabs demanding the fixing of a base fare for trips along with an increase in the per kilometre fare, started simultaneously in Delhi and ... Read More »

82% of Marketers Report Increased Open Rates Through Email Personalization

Get this, 82 percent of marketers reported an increase in open rates through email personalization, while 75 percent believe that personalization yields higher click-through rates. This information and more is featured in a new infographicActiveTrail, a company specializing in marketing automation. And while most small business owners and marketers have started to appreciate the power of personalization in the client acquisition ... Read More »

Series of reforms transformed economy: Jaitley 

New Delhi, Aug 27 () Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has cited IMF reports to highlight how the Narendra Modi-led government through a series of reforms has transformed the “weak economy” it inherited from the UPA government. Jaitley, in a Facebook post, said an analysis of what the IMF had to say in 2014 was very clear — high inflation, high ... Read More »

58% of Small Business Owners Say Business is Good, Up 39% from Last Year, Survey Says

The confidence among small business owners is at record highs, and the results from the quarterly CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey has revealed as much. Q3 2018 CNBC SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Index More than half or 58% of small business owners in the survey said their overall business conditions are good, which is up by five percentage points from the second quarter’s ... Read More »

More Than Half of Small Business Owners Expect Revenue Growth, TD Bank Reports

Optimism is high among small business owners, with revenue and staff growth on the mind of many in the U.S. This was one of the findings of TD Bank’s annual Small Business Survey, which found 53% of small businesses planned to grow in 2018, up from 46% in 2017. The number of small business owners planning to recruit more staff increased ... Read More »

Saudi-backed bank to grant loan to Pakistan: India must realise limits of weaning Riyadh away from Islamabad

The Saudi Arabia-backed Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is expected to grant Pakistan a loan of around $4 billion to repair the country’s acute balance of payments problem. This much-needed financial assistance will enhance Riyadh’s influence when Imran Khan takes over as prime minister of nuclear-armed Pakistan. Pakistan has also returned the favour by supporting Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic fight ... Read More »