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Yum Brands to return $13.5 billion to shareowners by 2019

(Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc , owner of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell chains, said on Tuesday it will more than double returns to shareholders by 2019 as part of a program started last year, sending its shares up as much as 3.8 percent.
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ExxonMobil reported a big drop in third-quarter earnings Friday due to lower crude oil prices and weaker returns in its refining business
Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev has announced that oil was found in the Khan Asparuh block during offshore drilling earlier this year.Donchev has not elaborated his remarks at the op
BRAMPTON, Ont. - Wine is now available on the shelves of select grocery stores across Ontario. Eventually, the Liberal government says beer and cider will be available in up to 450 grocery stores, an
TORONTO - North American stock markets and the Canadian dollar were showing modest gains in early trading. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 17.12 points at 14,850.87 after nearly two hours of tradi
U.S. economic growth accelerated at a 2.9% rate in the third quarter, the fastest recorded in two years, giving voters their last comprehensive look at the economy’s health before the election.
The new law to prohibit benami transactions, which also provides for up to 7 years imprisonment and penalty for those indulging in such activities, will come into effect from November 1.
The price of MacBooks and Mac desktops has risen by as much as £500 in some cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a digital exhibition, primarily showcasing the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in integration of India, on October 31, the birth anniversary of the leader
As military confrontation increased on the border, two civilians were killed in Jammu region of India in cross-border shelling and firing overnight even as BSF today claimed to have killed 15 Pakistan
: Kerala Governor P Sathasivam today greeted Keralites on the eve of Deepavali. "May every lamp we light during this Deepavali, brighten our minds with joy, harmony and compassion for each other.
Gold and jewellery sales were up 30 per cent this Dhanteras, with jewellers across the country recording brisk business on the auspicious day on the back of favourbale price and a good monsoon. Dh
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has planned an electronic or e-integrity pledge for citizens and organisations for upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and honesty. The pledg
Terming the shortage of judges in higher courts as a "frightening situation", head of the Parliamentary Committee on Law today said it may lead to a situation where the access to justice is denied. H
US-based e-commerce giant Amazon on Friday said it is acquiring the publishing business of Tata-owned Westland for an undisclosed sum.
After he seemed to have thrown his weight behind Navi Mumbai civic chief Tukaram Mundhe, against whom a no confidence motion was passed by corporators, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tod
Jammu and Kashmir minister A R Veeri today said the Rs 500 crore package from the Centre for the state's horticulture sector will be game-changer and boost the industry. The package was approved yest
Citing "heightened management risk" in the wake of Cyrus Mistry's ouster as chairman of Tata Sons, Brickwork Ratings has placed the rating of Tata Chemical's unsecured non-convertible debentures worth
The Mumbai Port, one of the oldest in the country, will be investing Rs 225 crore to build a modern passenger terminal that can cater to cruise ships. "We have identified cruise shipping as a foc
Former DU Vice Chancellor and eminent scientist Deepak Pental today supported the need for genetically modified crops for "sustainable intensification in agriculture" to feed the booming population of
Ruia Group chairman Pawan Ruia, who was supposed to appear before CID today for questioning as part of the investigation into the fire that broke out in the Jessop factory in Dum Dum last week, gave t
In an initiative to foster peace and harmony in Jammu and Kashmir, the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) plans to hold a friendly match in November there as a precursor to the T20 Worl
Drivers working for Uber Technologies Inc. in the U.K. are entitled to workers’ rights including paid holidays and the minimum wage, according to a ruling by The Central London Employment Tribunal.
The 2016 presidential election has been so bizarre that it’s almost beyond parody — as moderate Republican dad Marco Chacon found out after setting up a phony conservative news site. The 4
It’s that time of year again: Open enrollment begins Nov. 1. And next year, Obamacare premiums in the state are spiking about 13%, which means some Californians are getting sticker shock from fast
With less than a month left before it hosts its first Test match, the Andhra Cricket Association, which was recently mired in a pitch controversy, is leaving no stone unturned to make it a success.
A man accused of murdering his paramour's husband allegedly committed suicide in police custody at Vijaypur in the district today. Baisram Dhakad (35) had been in police custody following a court ord
Elio Motors is trying Shreveport's patience with its delays.
India's forex reserves rose by USD 1 billion to USD 367.14 billion for the week ended October 21 on the back of increase in the core currency assets, the Reserve Bank said today.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will be the first in the nation to decide whether to amend their state constitution to prohibit sales taxes from being expanded to services such as auto rep
U.S. stocks are mostly higher Friday morning after the government said the economy broke out of its recent slump and grew faster than expected during the third quarter. Real estate and basic mater
U.S. consumer confidence slipped in October as concerns about the economy grew.
Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd today reported widening of net loss in the second quarter ended September 30, 2016 to Rs 468.13 crore on higher finance cost and amortisation expenses. The company
Labour Ministry has decided to fix the minimum wage at Rs 350 per day for unskilled agricultural labour in C-class towns in central sphere to be effective from November 1, 2016. At present, agricu

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