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The FINANCIAL -- February is Low Vision Awareness Month. About 3 million Americans age 40 and older live with low vision, according to The National Eye Institute (NEI)—and some doctors of optometry have dedicated decades to improving the quality of life for these people. Below, three AOA members share how doctors of optometry can make a difference.
The FINANCIAL -- The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €17.8 bn in December 2016, compared with surpluses of €16.2 bn in November 2016 and €11.4 bn in December 2015, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The FINANCIAL -- In December 2016 compared with November 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19), while it increased by 0.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The FINANCIAL -- President Donald Trump's 40% job approval rating about one month into his presidency is 21 percentage points below the historical average rating for elected presidents in mid-February (61%). It is also 11 points below the lowest mid-February reading for any other president.
The FINANCIAL -- Dell EMC on February 16 announced that its turnkey hybrid cloud platform, Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC), will be available for the first time on Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, the company’s hyper-converged infrastructure offering that has seen substantial market adoption since its launch one year ago.
The FINANCIAL -- Siemens is giving its mechanical drives unit (Mechanical Drives, MD) a new setup that will enable the business to operate more efficiently and flexibly in implementing its growth plans in a competitive environment.
The FINANCIAL -- By the end of 2020, Accenture will open 10 new innovation hubs in key cities in the U.S. and expand its regional network of technology delivery centers. Additionally, Accenture will invest $1.4 billion in training to ensure its people have leading-edge capabilities to serve its clients, while creating 15,000 highly skilled new jobs in the U.S.
The FINANCIAL -- While U.S. citizens’ expectations for digital government increased by more than 15 percent over the past two years, their level of satisfaction with digital services available from government more than doubled over the same period, according to findings of an Accenture survey.
The FINANCIAL -- Dublin Airport was the fastest growing major airport in Europe last year, according to new figures released this morning by ACI Europe, which is the trade association for European airports.
The FINANCIAL -- British Airways is launching a new year-round service to Milan – the airline’s ninth route from London Stansted.
The FINANCIAL -- Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings have announced an agreement to develop a new 5-star hotel adjacent to Auckland Airport’s international terminal and the existing 4-star Novotel hotel.
The FINANCIAL -- On February 16, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated the grand opening of four retail stores in the domestic post-security terminal: Lolë, Brooks Brothers, Coastal News and Sea to Sky Marketplace.
The FINANCIAL -- AZALJET (low-cost brand of Azerbaijan Airlines) will launch regular flights from Moscow Vnukovo Airport to Azerbaijani regions - Ganja and Gabala starting March 15.
The FINANCIAL -- South African Airways (SA) is proud to announce a new codeshare route with Air Seychelles (HM) from Seychelles (SEZ) to Durban (DUR).
The FINANCIAL -- Air Canada on February 17 reported record full year 2016 EBITDAR(1) (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and aircraft rent), excluding special items, of $2.768 billion, compared to the previous record of $2.542 billion recorded in 2015, an increase of $226 million or 8.9 per cent and surpassing the 6 to 8 per cent increase projected in its November 7, 2016 news release.
The FINANCIAL -- Hyatt Hotels Corporation on February 16 reported fourth quarter 2016 financial results.
The FINANCIAL -- London Stock Exchange welcomes Nigeria’s $1 billion Eurobond to start trading in London on February 16.
The FINANCIAL -- Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the U.S. and worldwide are optimistic about the economy and confident about their future business performance, according to the inaugural American Express Global SME Pulse.
The FINANCIAL -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company on February 16 revealed plans for major facilities upgrades at its Airship Operations base in Carson, renewing its commitment to the Goodyear Blimp's presence in the Los Angeles area.
The FINANCIAL -- ExxonMobil, working with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), has achieved a major breakthrough with proprietary software using more than four times the previous number of processors used on complex oil and gas reservoir simulation models to improve exploration and production results.