Svitolina races past Kasatkina to retain Dubai title

Svitolina races past Kasatkina to retain Dubai title

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships – Final – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 24, 2018. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine holds up the trophy after defeating Daria Kasatkina of Russia. REUTERS/Christopher Pike February 24, 2018 (Reuters) – Top seed Elina Svitolina became the third woman to defend the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Saturday, defeating Russia’s Daria Kasatkina 6-4 6-0 in the final. World number four Svitolina, who had won both her previous…

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Russian bobsledder Sergeeva admits anti-doping violation: CAS

Russian bobsledder Sergeeva admits anti-doping violation: CAS

Bobsleigh – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Women’s Finals – Olympic Sliding Centre – Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 21, 2018 – Olympic athlete from Russia Nadezhda Sergeeva reacts. Picture taken February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann February 24, 2018 By Mitch Phillips PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva has admitted an anti-doping violation and has been disqualified from the Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Saturday. As…

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ECB pulls the plug on Latvia’s failing ABLV Bank

ECB pulls the plug on Latvia’s failing ABLV Bank

FILE PHOTO: A logo of the ABLV Bank is pictured in Riga, Latvia February 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins February 24, 2018 By Balazs Koranyi and Gederts Gelzis FRANKFURT/RIGA (Reuters) – Latvia’s ABLV Bank is failing or likely to fail and will be wound up as saving it is not in the public interest, the European Union’s Single Resolution Board and the European Central Bank (ECB) said separately on Saturday. Accused by U.S. authorities of large-scale…

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These YouTubers created a $255 Taco Bell ‘Cruchwrap Supreme’ — here’s what it tastes like

These YouTubers created a $255 Taco Bell ‘Cruchwrap Supreme’ — here’s what it tastes like

Taco Bell is a $10 billion-a-year business, and Cruchwrap Supreme is one of the Mexican chain’s most iconic items. Taco Bell introduced the deep-fried burrito-quesadilla hybrid in 2005 and it was so successful, it became a permanent menu item in 2006. But can it be improved upon? That’s what Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, the hosts of popular YouTube morning show “Good Mythical Morning” set out to discover during a recent episode. With the help…

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Delta and United scrap airfare discounts for NRA members

Delta and United scrap airfare discounts for NRA members

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said they will scrap group airfare discounts for members of the National Rifle Association, joining a growing list of companies to end perks for the gun-rights group following the deadly mass shooting at a South Florida high school last week. Delta and United were offering discounts of 2 percent and 10 percent off online fares for flights to the NRA’s meeting in Dallas in June, according to the NRA’s…

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Trump’s Budget Gives These Oil Stocks an Extra Boost

Trump’s Budget Gives These Oil Stocks an Extra Boost

Most oil wells only scratch the surface of their potential. The average well recovers only about 10% of the oil trapped in an underground reservoir. However, by using a variety of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques, companies can boost the amount of oil extracted to as much as 60% of the original oil in place (OOIP). As one would expect, these methods add to the cost, and the additional expense is getting harder to justify…

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Say Hello to the Blockchain in Transport Alliance and Its 10 Brand-Name Members

Say Hello to the Blockchain in Transport Alliance and Its 10 Brand-Name Members

Cryptocurrencies have taken the market by storm over the past year and change. Last year, the aggregate value of virtual currencies soared close to $600 billion, increasing in value by more than 3,300% in the process. This gain may very well be the greatest single-year return we’ll ever see in an asset class. Excitement surrounding blockchain technology is building Continue Reading Below Though numerous catalysts played a critical role in pushing digital currency prices higher,…

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3 Biotech Stocks That Soared This Week: Are They Buys?

3 Biotech Stocks That Soared This Week: Are They Buys?

No matter what happens with the stock market in general, you can count on at least a few biotech stocks to generate sizzling returns week after week. This week was no exception, with three hot biotech stocks soaring 24% or more in just a few days. Voyager Therapeutics (NASDAQ: VYGR), Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FATE), and Odonate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ODT) ranked as three of the biggest movers this week. What drove these biotech stocks higher —…

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Ice hockey: Canadian men beat Czechs to claim bronze

Ice hockey: Canadian men beat Czechs to claim bronze

Ice Hockey – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Men’s Bronze Medal Match – Czech Republic v Canada – Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea – February 24, 2018 – Goalie Kevin Poulin of Canada celebrates with teammates following their bronze medal victory. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon February 24, 2018 By Dan Burns GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Andrew Ebbett scored twice as Canada beat the Czech Republic 6-4 on Saturday to claim bronze in the men’s Olympic…

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Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year’s annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks

Buffett has one big investing lesson in this year’s annual letter: Never borrow money to buy stocks

Warren Buffett believes investors should avoid using borrowed money to outperform. The Oracle of Omaha explained the perils of using debt and leverage in his 2017 annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders released on Saturday. “Berkshire, itself, provides some vivid examples of how price randomness in the short term can obscure long-term growth in value. For the last 53 years, the company has built value by reinvesting its earnings and letting compound interest work its…

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