“I don’t know what they’re going to do,” Foran said, referring to Amazon. He added that the competition has pushed Walmart to make changes that has lifted its performance.
“When the Colorado Gaming Association learned of the City of Aurora’s proposed ordinance to create an ‘entertainment district,’ we asked that the ordinance contain language prohibiting any form of gambling in conjunction with the district,” said Lois Rice, CGA’s executive director.
“Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” Trump tweeted from New York.
“The manufacturing recovery continues, after the hit from collapsing oil sector capex in 2015/16, but progress is slow,” Shepherdson wrote in a research note.
THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment applications fell by 12,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 232,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less volatile four-week average slipped 500 to 240,500. The number of people collecting unemployment benefits has fallen 9 percent over the past 12 months to 1.9 million.
Fuel cell cars, emission-free like pure electric cars, can be refueled in two to three minutes unlike electric vehicles that can take several hours to fully recharge. But the dearth of hydrogen fueling stations is an obstacle for mass adoption. Toyota, Honda and General Motors also are investing heavily in fuel cell technology but fuel cell cars are gaining less traction than electric vehicles, which can find charging stations more easily.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 3.89 percent from 3.90 percent last week. While historically low, that’s still above last year’s average of 3.65 percent. The benchmark rate stood at 3.43 percent a year ago.
“They’re not taking their job seriously as it pertains to this country,” the president said at an impromptu news conference at Trump Tower in New York City.
People are getting out of their loans early for a number of reasons, many of them understandable: The compact car that was once perfect for commuting doesn’t cut it when a baby unexpectedly joins the family. A hasty or poorly researched purchase brings on a bad case of buyer’s remorse, followed by a decision to get something better — right now. But switching cars on the fly has financial consequences.