Tag Archives: decline

Trump Visits Pittsburgh As Local Officials Decline To Join Him

Trump Visits Pittsburgh As Local Officials Decline To Join HimPresident Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, visited



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

FedEx announces it is cutting its NRA discount program citing decline in business

FedEx announces it is cutting its NRA discount program citing decline in businessFedEx confirmed to Reuters' Breakingviews on Tuesday that it is ending a



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

California Democrats Decline To Endorse Dianne Feinstein For Re-Election

California Democrats Decline To Endorse Dianne Feinstein For Re-ElectionThe California Democratic Party rebuked its senior senator early Sunday by declining to make an endorsement in the state’s U.S. Senate race.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Three big US cities saw homicides decline last year

Three big US cities saw homicides decline last yearNew York, Chicago and Washington all experienced significant declines in homicides in 2017, though the murder rate rose in Baltimore, Maryland amid drug problems and lingering racial tensions. The homicide decline was dramatic in New York, which experienced 2,245 killings as recently as 1990 but just 286 in 2017 as of December 27, according to the New York Times. Chicago, which in 2016 suffered through its deadliest year in two decades with 754 killings, saw its murder total drop last year to 650, the largest year-to-year decline since 2004, the Chicago Tribune reported.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

S.Africa police decline to reveal if Grace Mugabe has fled

S.Africa police decline to reveal if Grace Mugabe has fledSouth African police Wednesday said they knew the whereabouts of Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, who faces accusations of assault, but declined to say if she had fled the country. The 52-year-old wife of President Robert Mugabe is accused of attacking model Gabriella Engels, 20, on Sunday evening at a Johannesburg hotel where her two sons were staying. Engels has registered a case with the police alleging assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, saying she suffered deep cuts to her forehead and the back of her head.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Strong iPhone 7 sales saved Apple’s manufacturer from record decline

Strong iPhone 7 sales saved Apple’s manufacturer from record decline

The fate of Apple and Foxconn, its gargantuan Chinese manufacturing partner, are closely linked. When iPhone and iPad sales flatlined a little around the iPhone 6s era, Foxconn slipped into decline. From Q3 2015 to Q3 2016, Foxconn's revenue was declining on a year-by-year basis. With little structural change in the business, a decline was expected for the fourth quarter of 2016. But once again, analysts underestimated the iPhone 7.

Net profit was up 30 percent for Foxconn compared to the same quarter in 2015, a major jump by any measure. The fact that it beat analysts' predictions of a loss — and beat it by $ 660 million — shows how far off some predictions were. Net profit was T$ 68.77 billion ($ 2.26 billion), up from T$ 52.93 billion in Q4 2015, according to Reuters.

The turnaround was mostly attributed to increased iPhone sales. Apple drives about half of Foxconn's profits, so it makes sense that Apple's record shipment of iPhones in Q4 last year would see Foxconn turn around sharply. Other investments, such as Foxconn's in-house manufacturing robots division and its purchase of screen-maker Sharp, are also starting to pay dividends.

With a strong 2016 final quarter on record, Foxconn is now well set up for a record year. Apple is expected to release three new iPhone models this year, including updates to the iPhone 7 generation and an all-new iPhone 8 (also referred to as the iPhone Edition or iPhone X). Those updates promise a growth in the number of iPhone sales overall, and if the iPhone 8 actually sells for more than $ 1,000 as has been rumored, the profit margin on every iPhone could also go up.

Add in a revamped iPad line with a new budget model, and things are looking rosy for Foxconn.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Trump touts poll showing decline in approval rating

Trump touts poll showing decline in approval ratingPresident Trump punched Monday at one poll of his approval ratings while touting another. But the latter poll, by Fox News, showed him with a steadily declining performance rate.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Drug epidemic stalls HIV decline in whites who shoot up

FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file photo, a syringe is pictured along West Main Street in downtown Austin, Ind., in Scott County, Ind. The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation’s drug abuse epidemic. Health officials released the news Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, as part of a call for more use of needle exchange programs. Last year rural Scott County experienced an HIV outbreak, in which more than 100 injection drug users were infected. The state’s governor at the time - Mike Pence, now the vice president-elect - declared a public health emergency and authorized a limited need-exchange program to prevent the virus from spreading further. (Christopher Fryer /News and Tribune via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The long decline in HIV infections among white people who inject drugs has stalled, another grim side effect of the nation's drug abuse epidemic.



Sexual Health News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Action needed as decline in HIV cases stalls, AIDS agency says

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – Global efforts to prevent the spread of HIV infection must be stepped up after a long-term decline in the number of new cases in adults stalled, the United Nations AIDS agency warned on Tuesday. In a report on the worldwide epidemic, UNAIDS said an estimated 1.9 million adults had become infected with HIV every year for at least the past five years. New HIV infections among adults were now rising in Eastern Europe, central Asia, the Caribbean and Middle East and North Africa, the report said.
Sexual Health News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Justices decline to hear Planned Parenthood funding case

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a victory for Planned Parenthood, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider whether the state of Indiana can prevent the nonprofit, which is the country’s largest provider of abortions, from receiving federal Medicaid funding for any medical services it offers to low-income people. Supporters of the law, which was blocked by an appeals court, had wanted to prohibit any government funding of Planned Parenthood’s medical programs, such as cancer and HIV screenings, because the group also provides abortion services. …
Sexual Health News Headlines – Yahoo! News