Monday, September 21, 2015

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The Girl Scouts who meet every Friday in a New York hotel could be any other American youngsters learning

Trump plans to slash business taxes to test Congress on deficit

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed slashing tax rates for businesses and on overseas corporate profits returned to

Investors eye Elliott's Plan B as BHP shake-up push falters

Two weeks after Elliott Management's surprise assault on BHP Billiton, the fund manager's three-point demand for change is gaining

Dow Chemical profit beats as consumer focus pays off

Dow Chemical Co, which is merging with DuPont, reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company gained from its

Mediclinic, British banks a bright spot on weak FTSE

Britain's top shares index fell on Thursday, on track to snap a three-day winning streak as miners and ex-dividends

Ford first quarter profit beats estimates

Ford Motor Co on Thursday reported a lower quarterly net profit that beat analyst expectations, and reiterated its pretax

'Lufthansa not interested in taking over Alitalia'

German airline group Lufthansa said Thursday it is not interested in snapping up troubled Italian carrier Alitalia, as

BMDA re-excavates khash canals, ponds

The Barind Multipu-rpose Development Aut-hority (BMDA) has started re-excavating more khash canals and ponds for rainwater conservation with the

Pathalya UP chairman held in murder case

Pathalya Union Chairman Parvez Dewan of Ashulia has been arrested on Wednesday from savar city center as he has

Physically challenged people need inclusion in workplaces

Speakers in Rajshahi called upon the concerned for inclusion of persons with disabilities into workforce through imparting them with

World Meningitis Day observed

Meningitis kills or disables around 1.7 children each year and some of them die within 24 hours of detection.

Two held with phensidyl in Sylhet

Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested two alleged drug traders with 178 bottles of contraband phensidyl syrups from Mujumdarpara

World stocks hit record high

World stocks hit a record high on Wednesday after strong earnings and the prospect of tax cuts for corporate

Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary

The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus toured Wednesday the site of the Chernobyl plant to mark 31 years since

Mining giants race to fill board leadership gaps

Three of the world's biggest miners are hunting for new leaders for their boards at a time when the

Tokyo shares rise

Tokyo stocks rose for a fourth successive day on Wednesday as part of a global rally, buoyed by solid

StanChart first quarter profit doubles to $1b

Standard Chartered almost doubled its profit in the first three months of the year after a sharp fall in

'Diesel probes could result in penalties'

Daimler on Wednesday reiterated that recent steps by United States authorities to investigate diesel emissions pollution and so-called auxiliary

Toshiba plans to replace PwC

Toshiba Corp, the troubled Japanese conglomerate, wants to replace auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata (PwC) to resolve an impasse over full-year

Credit Suisse to raise $4b in rights issue

Credit Suisse will raise around 4 billion Swiss francs ($4 billion) through a rights offering to catch up to

Zambian court upholds treason charge

A court on Wednesday refused a request to drop treason charges against Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema after

PepsiCo's quarterly profit surges 41.6%

PepsiCo reported a 41.6 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher demand for its healthier drinks and snacks

Higher exports to lift German growth

The German economy is on a solid growth path despite global uncertainties, the economy minister said on Wednesday, adding

Flashflood damages paddy in Singra

Flash flood situation has gone worse during the 24 hours following continuous up rising water level of the Barnai

RAKUB managers' conference held

Utmost importance should be given to attaining all business targets of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) of the current

Mass-awareness can help reduce road accidents

Administrative and police officials at a post-rally discussion unanimously observed that strict enforcement of traffic rules besides creating wide-ranging