Voice Of America
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Iowa State University grain quality expert Charles Hurburgh said the sheer size of the harvest in 2016 — the largest in U.S. historycomplicates the job of managing toxins in grain, especially in the core Midwest. “Mycotoxins are very hard to handle in high volume,” he said. “You can’t test every truckload, or if you do, you are only going to unload 20 trucks in a day.” By comparison, corn processors in Iowa unload 400 or more trucks a day. Biofuel impact Ethanol makers are feeling the impact. Turning corn into ethanol creates a byproduct called distillers dried grains (DDGs), which is sold as animal feed. With fuel prices low, the DDGs can boost profitability. But the refining process triples the concentration of mycotoxins, making the feed byproduct less attractive. DDG prices in Indiana fell to $92.50 per ton in February, the lowest since 2009, and now are selling for $97.
Breitbart News
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Over the last few months, retail giant Target Corp. has been desperately cutting costs and canceling long-planned growth programs to regain profitability. As part of its scrambling to finally get into the black, the chain has also been firing top executives, and last week yet another top officer's scalp was taken.
Techradar
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The music landscape is always changing. We've gone from analogue to digital and from super compressed MP3s to lossless FLAC in the span of 20 years. But in that transition, we started to lose what made music so special: soul. Loving vinyl isn't about perfectly crystal-clear sound quality or the ability to take songs with you to the gym, it's about a mindful listening experience. It's about choosing which music you want to listen to, manually putting on a record and indulging in sound. If you can't tell, we're big fans of vinyl and we think you might be, too. And, according to the data, we're not alone. A report on Forbes says vinyl sales are at a 28-year high, growing 32% in 2015. To put this into perspective, vinyl sales last year were higher than those of ad supported music streaming services like YouTube and Spotify Free. This profitability and resurgence in a bygone medium has led popular artists like Adele and Taylor Swift to release their albums on the vintage format making now the perfect time to get into the format that your mom, dad, grandpa and grandma got down to all those decades ago.
The Economic Times
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Android Police
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I have a simple rule in lifeif something does not seem make sense, look for the money. What I mean is that profitability is often the simplest explanation for a decision that might seem to make little or no sense to someone on the outside of a company looking in. How does this rule apply to Googles messaging mess? Much ink, and possibly much blood, has been spilt over Googles recent messaging app strategy (or lack thereof). Read More Google's messaging mess is about money, not making your life easier (opinion) was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
The Economic Times
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Our people needs will also be lower due to the transaction efficiencies so its also fair to say that our employee count will be around current levels or lower and not grow at the pace it was growing earlier,” Sukthankar said. Better cost efficiencies have allowed the bank to reduce its cost to income ratio to 44.50% in March 2017 from around 46% in March 2015 supporting profitability as the pace of profit growth has fallen from 30% a few years ago to less than 20% currently. The bank’s growth is unaffected by the fall in headcount.
The Economic Times
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The pilots had before that warned of trouble over pay hikes as well. "Our company continues to have a very competitive policy on compensation & benefits. We have been able to retain employees and provide them with substantial growth basis performance and opportunities within the company. At Jet Airways, increments have been periodic and annual, basis the criteria of performance, inflationary trends, standard of living and other relevant factors," Jet told its senior employees in the letter. The airline' spokesman could not be reached for comment. "Given the competitive pressures and challenges in the airline industry, the need to drive a higher level of performance is immense. We are now on the threshold of change and it is imperative to reengineer our process and systems. Hence, it is essential to re-examine our standard remuneration policy and introduce a more dynamic reward mechanism which considers both, the company and individual performance parameters as the paramount criterion and factors in other market dynamics including overall wage cost and profitability.
The Sun Daily - Business
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Western Morning News
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Over the past seven years, Cornish dairy farmer Tom Jones has overhauled his family business to simplify every area of management, with an end goal of improving profitability.The 28-year-old, who farms with his wife Clare and his parents Chris and Jackie near Davidstow, joined the family enterprise after completing his GCSE's, having always been passionate about the dairy farm. He soon became an integral member of the team and, over the years, has been completely involved in the future direction...
Voice Of America
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The O'Reilly Factor is the most watched program on Fox News and is coming off the highest-rated first quarter in its history, averaging 4 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Investors seemed to take the news in stride. Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox were down less than 1 percent at $30.50 in Wednesday afternoon trading. O'Reilly's departure will not have any effect on Twenty-First Century Fox's overall profitability, said Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan are co-executive chairmen of the company, and son James is chief executive officer. "They could literally go dark during the time his program airs and they would still be profitable," said Wieser. A bigger issue for investors is what the Murdochs will do to prevent the company being in the headlines again just a few months from now, Wieser said. "That's bigger than O'Reilly," he said. "The cultural issue is a big issue."
Voice Of America
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Investors seemed to take the news in stride. Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox were down less than 1 percent at $30.50 in Wednesday afternoon trading. O'Reilly's departure will not have any effect on Twenty-First Century Fox's overall profitability, said Brian Wieser, an analyst at Pivotal Research. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan are co-executive chairmen of the company and son James is chief executive officer. "They could literally go dark during the time his program airs and they would still be profitable," said Wieser. A bigger issue for investors is what the Murdochs will do to prevent the company being in the headlines again just a few months from now, Wieser said. "That's bigger than O'Reilly," he said. "The cultural issue is a big issue."
Proactive Investors USA
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TIME - Top Stories
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Unless Nintendo plans to sell it at a much higher price tag (than the NES Classic's $59), there's absolutely no reason to think the company couldn't have sold both systems simultaneously with meteoric returns. Again, if it turns out Nintendo shut the NES Classic down to make room for a classic SNES, it's hard to imagine it having anything to do with market cannibalization. More likely, it's just Nintendo being Nintendo, sticking to plan in defiance of cynical presumptions that the only defensible rationale for a given business maneuver is mercenary profitability. Note, by the way, that no plans to produce more NES Classic Edition systems implies a rhetorical for now. There's no reason Nintendo couldn't treat these memory lane gizmos as Disney has handled home video versions of its classic films, often putting years between rereleases.
Sputnik International
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Prime Minister Medvedev claims that foreign investors are more and more interested in Russia thanks to its fundamental advantages such as high profitability and qualified personnel.
Channel Pro
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BBC News 24
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have to pay foreign workers more, or hire people from the US market, then that will hit their revenues and profitability in the long-term. The US is not the only large democracy to announce an overhaul to its immigration policy. The Australian government has.
BBC News 24
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have to pay foreign workers more, or hire people from the US market, then that will hit their revenues and profitability in the long-term. The US is not the only large democracy to announce an overhaul to its immigration policy. The Australian government has.
BBC News 24
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have to pay foreign workers more, or hire people from the US market, then that will hit their revenues and profitability in the long-term. The US is not the only large democracy to announce an overhaul to its immigration policy. The Australian government has.
Politico
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Politico
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The Sun Daily - Business
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MintPress News
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With those documents unavailable, Public Citizen developed its analysis via news reports and White House press releases. The gatherings reflect the administration's interest in giving special treatment to corporate sectors, such as Big Pharma, banks, and the automotive industry, among others—and it's yet another example of Trump breaking his drain the swamp campaign promises, Public Citizen said . Donald Trump has asked America's CEOs for marching orders, and in meeting after meeting, they are happily issuing instructions, said the group's president Robert Weissman. As best anyone can decipher what's going on at the White House, the CEOs are in charge now—and they are predictably advocating their narrow, short-term profitability interests, not what's in America's interest. Sheldon Adelson, David Koch, and Carl Lindner III are among the wealthy benefactors that Trump has met with in his first 100 days; he's also entertained JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical, and Doug McMillon of Wal-Mart, along with four separate executives from Fox News.