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Cooperative banks hit by farm loan waivers, brace for high NPAs

The cooperative banking sector, already under stress due to high non-performing assets (NPA), is bracing for significant addition in bad loans due to the spate of debt waiver schemes in states. The debt waiver scheme has adversely impacted repayments for cro

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 wants to turn the camera into a new home screen

 The Galaxy S8 and S8+ already had one of the better smartphone cameras in the industry, and the Galaxy S9 and S9+ both seem to be top contenders to secure Samsung a place among the best options out there in 2018, too. But the most interesting thing abou

The Samsung Galaxy S9 arrives March 16 for $720, with AR emojis, real-time translation and a better camera

 Samsung didn’t leave too much up to the imagination this time out. The hardware giant took a little wind out of its own sails back at CES when it announced it would be launching its latest flagship sometime this month. And then, of course, the inv

With the Galaxy S9, Samsung put the fingerprint sensor where it belongs

 The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a beautiful phone with a critical flaw. The fingerprint sensor is in the wrong damn spot. A phone is only as good as its usability and, to me, the S8 is crippled with its fingerprint sensor located off center. It drives me mad b

Your right to own a gun is not more important than the life of a child

In the time since the latest mass shooting, the right-wing pundits and their zombie followers have gone into high gear to protect their precious guns. I want to be very clear here—the life of my child and the life of every child is worth more than your pre

Toyota wants to build a replica of the Nurburgring in Japan

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Castroneves likens WEC/IMSA situation to CART/IRL split

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Castroneves has switched from IndyCar to Team Penske’s IMSA programme for the 2018 season, qualifying second in last month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.Penske’s Acura ARX-05 DPi contender, which is based on the benchmark Orec

«Somehow, someway,» David Ragan reaches his 400th NASCAR Cup start

Today, that’s most important. There will plenty of time for reminiscing and the marking of milestones later.“Today it doesn’t really mean much. I’m focused on getting our No. 38 Ford fast and having a good day and kind of rebounding from a DNF at Day

Barcelona test won't be «representative» for new Pirelli F1 tyres

Pirelli has taken a more aggressive approach this season, highlighted by the addition of the hypersoft to its range.Teams were able to sample the new tyres at the Abu Dhabi test in November, and could therefore finalise their 2018 designs to suit. They also h

Is Trump bending the GOP to his will? It’s more the other way around

This year's CPAC wasn't about Donald Trump corrupting the conservative movement. It's more like he joined it

Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with live music

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's newest casino promises to flood the city with live music. The music-themed Hard Rock casino opening this summer promises to become an East Coast musical mecca, with over 200 nights of live music in its first year. Th

Indianapolis children's museum, Salvation Army settle suit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has agreed to buy the Salvation Army's state headquarters in a deal settling a lawsuit over a museum expansion project. The dispute between the neighbors stemmed from the museum's $38.5 million sports

Michigan artist creates border crossing robotic sculpture

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - An artist at the University of Michigan has created a 40-foot robotic sculpture that explores the idea of borders and boundary conditions. Chico MacMurtrie unveiled the «Border Crossers» statue outside the university's Muse

Aaron Boone: Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb “aren’t really in play” for Yankees

During their quest to acquire starting pitching in recent months, the Yankees have been connected to a litany of potential trade and free agent targets. The list includes right-handers Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb, who rank as two of the best free agents remainin

Florida fans drop money on Auburn players, chant ‘FBI!’

Auburn may not have been one of the schools named in the latest bombshell report about the FBI’s investigation into college basketball, but opposing fans are not going to forget that the Tigers are still tied to the probe.Two Auburn players, sophomores Aust

Senators, Karlsson trying to get trade done by deadline

The Ottawa Senators and Erik Karlsson are both working hard on making a deal happen by the trade deadline with the Tampa Bay Lightning being the leading candidate to acquire the star defenseman, according to Elliotte Friedman Saturday on Hockey Night in Canad

Twins interested in Logan Morrison

Although first baseman Logan Morrison enjoyed a career year with the Rays in 2017, he hasn’t encountered a robust market in free agency. Legitimate interest in Morrison has been hard to come by since he became available in November, but he may not be out o

Financial structure of early childhood education requires overhaul to make it accessible and affordable, report says

High-quality early care and education (ECE) is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, but the current financing structure of ECE leaves many children without access to high-quality services and does little t

PNB fraud: ED to trace assets of Nirav, Choksi from over dozen countries

The countries where the LRs would be sent include Belgium, Hong Kong, Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Singapore and South Africa

Watch out, NRA: There's new momentum in gun reform fight

Something is definitely different in the movement for stronger gun safety laws this time around. The impetus comes from the honest and heartfelt pain, anger, and eloquence of the teenagers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 1

Hockey 101: What does the Zamboni do?

FOX Sports Florida's Kelly Saco hits the ice with BB&T Center's ice operations manager Graham Caplinger to learn about what a Zamboni does and how frequently it is used on the rink each day.

Black History Month: Erik Spoelstra on Will Smith

Miami Heat's Erik Spoelstra reflects on the amazing career of Will Smith, from Grammy-winning hip-hop artist to global superstar.

Preview: After long break, No. 25 FSU tries to slow down streaking NC State

Florida State hasn't played since last Sunday, while N.C. State won its third straight game Tuesday night when it defeated visiting Boston College.

ZTE Blade V9 and V9 Vita put larger screens on budget phones - CNET

Android Oreo 8.1, 18:9 displays, and lower-light improved cameras aim to make the new Blade a better buy, but competition could be fierce.

ZTE's first Android Go phone, Tempo Go, costs $80 - CNET

Super-affordable budget Android phones like the Tempo Go could redefine the bottom end of the phone market.

Nokia 8110’s slider ‘Matrix’ feature phone returns with 4G and a €79 price tag

 Nokia’s 8110 — the distinctive ‘candy bar’ feature phone with a slider opening — was once the phone that everyone wanted but no one could afford, made popular through the Matrix film franchise. Now HMD, the company that ha

HMD/Nokia’s smartphones join Google’s Android One program ‘leading the charge’

 Alongside HMD’s big bet on reviving the legendary Nokia brand and business through a licensing deal and a new wave of handsets that it is unveiling today at MWC in Barcelona, the company also announced another interesting piece of news: it has ent

Nokia unveils its new slate of Android smartphones starting at $85

 Nokia — in its newest iteration as a licensed brand of HMD — is a long way off from its glory days, the years when it not only set the pace for innovation in the mobile phone market, but also led it as the world’s biggest handset maker

AP PHOTOS: Pyeongchang parties at Olympic closing ceremony

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - After 16 days of sliding, skating, jumping and sweeping, the Pyeongchang Games have come to a close with one last party. The Winter Olympics concluded Sunday night with a bash at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, a final hurrah

Trump’s budget priorities: Crimes against humanity?

Proposed budget highlights the increasing White House determination to find military solutions to the world’s ills

How the NRA uses an app to organize opposition to gun control

An extremely popular NRA smartphone app gamifies the act of writing Congress to shoot down gun control legislation

North Korea is open to talks with the U.S., South Korea says

South Korean President Moon Jae-In said the North agreed to improving relations with the United States

PNB fraud: ED to trace assets from over dozen countries of Nirav, Choksi

The countries where the LRs would be sent include Belgium, Hong Kong, Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, Dubai, Singapore and South Africa

Slide view: See how sleek 2018 Mercedes compares to 2017 car

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Catholic Syrian Bank to increase equity to allow Fairfax on board

Fairfax investment values bank at Rs 23 billion

Kyrie Irving thinks NBA needs to address Zaza Pachulia

Zaza Pachulia’s misdeeds are drawing near-universal rebuke around the NBA.In a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night, the Golden State Warriors center again became the subject of controversy after he appeared to intentionally fall on the legs o

Rangers trade Rick Nash to Bruins

The Boston Bruins have sent a message that they want to contend in the postseason this year, as they have reportedly acquired veteran left wing Rick Nash in a trade with the New York Rangers.TSN’s Bob McKenzie first reported on Sunday that the Rangers will

Huawei Matebook X Pro sets sights on the MacBook Pro at MWC - CNET

Huawei's latest laptop adds more ports and privacy features.

Huawei MediaPad M5 tablets were made for video obsessives - CNET

Coming in 8.4- and 10.8-inch models, the tablets are primed for watching video.

Black History Month: Afro-Latina Pura Belpré gave children the precious love of books and stories

This is not the story of a radical heroine. It is not the story of a politician. It is the story of a woman who made a difference for children who had come to the mainland from Puerto Rico to settle in Harlem, and for their friends and neighbors from the Afri

Adam Rippon went a little too heavy on the free McDonald’s at Olympics

Adam Rippon will likely have plenty of endorsement opportunities after he became one of the breakout stars of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but a partnership with McDonald’s seems unlikely.Rippon, who won a bronze medal in figure skating in PyeongChang, said o
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