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  • Wednesday, June 20th 2018 - 08:37 UTC

    General Electric loses its place in the Dow Jones average after more than 100 years

    The firm that runs the index said the change on June 26 is meant to reflect the growth of the healthcare sector.

    General Electric is losing its place on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after more than 100 years in a move that reflects a fall in the firm's fortunes and changes to the US economy. Walgreens Boots Alliance is to take its spot on the financial index, which tracks shares of 30 companies deemed representative of the US economy. The change takes effect on 26 June.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2017 - 12:29 UTC

    Trump boasts his Xmas present: the US$ 1.5tn tax overhaul law as promised

    “I didn’t want you folks to say I wasn’t keeping my promise. I’m keeping my promise,” he told reporters in the White House.

    US President Donald Trump signed Republicans’ massive US$1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law, cementing the biggest legislative victory of his first year in office, and also approved a short-term spending bill that averts a possible government shutdown. Trump said he wanted to sign the tax bill before leaving Washington for his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, rather than stage a more formal ceremony in January, so he could keep his promise to finish work before Christmas.

  • Monday, May 19th 2014 - 09:09 UTC

    ATT to acquire DirecTV for 48.5bn dollars; shareholders must approve

    AT&T's Randall said in a statement: “This is a unique opportunity that will redefine the video entertainment industry”

    US telecommunications firm AT&T will acquire satellite television provider DirecTV in a cash and stock deal valued at $48.5bn (£29bn). If approved, the deal gives AT&T access to DirecTV's 40 million digital TV customers in the US and Latin America.