Bill to replace Obamacare fails as Trump's Republicans rebel
House leaders yanked Trump's healthcare bill after a rebellion by Republican moderates and the party's most conservative lawmakers left them short of votes, ensuring that Trump's first major legislative initiative ended in failure
California defies Trump; upholds own strict auto emissions standards
In defiance of the Trump administration, California's environmental regulator will continue to maintain the state's cleaner-car standards till 2025 and follow it up with formal efforts to tighten rules for the nest five years
Yogi effect: chicken, mutton, egg dealers down shutters in UP
With Hindutva forces to the fore in Uttar Pradesh, harried sellers of non-vegetarian items have decided to shut shop, not only affecting the diet of citizens but also threatening an escalation of vegetable prices
RIL fined Rs1,000 crore for insider trading, faces 1 year derivatives market ban
RIL said Sebi had misconstrued the true nature of the transactions and imposed unjustifiable sanctions and that the company would challenge the order in the Securities Appellate Tribunal
Shell to sell onshore oil fields in Gabon to Carlyle Group
The sale is part of Shell's plans to sell assets worth $30 billion after it completed its $49-billion acquisition of BG Group in February last year
NASA, ESA astronauts spacewalk to upgrade space station
NASA is making the retrofits in the hope that private companies could begin flying astronauts to the station by the end of 2018, thus breaking Russia's monopoly on crew transportation
''Private Equity-backed cos. outperform their peers'': Study
PE and VC-backed companies fare better in terms of growth in sales and asset growth, a study by Venture Intelligence shows
Union Budget: 2017-18
Economic Survey: 2016-17

  Indian consumer goods sector could grow 9-17% over 3 years: study
  India is at the cusp of the FMCG 'S-curve', with significant room to grow over the next 5 to 10 years – but the winning brands will be those that achieve greater household penetration, a CII-Bain & Co report says
  Looking beyond the yonder
  Swetha Amit in conversation with India's first blind solo paraglider and Himalayan tandem cyclist Divyanshu Ganatra on his journey and the concept of Adventure Beyond Barriers
  Has Warren Buffet written the requiem for retail stores?
  Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently sold $900 million of Walmart stock, leaving Buffet with nearly no shares in the brick-and-mortar retailer, even as he sings the praises of thriving online rival Amazon. By Jagdeep Worah
  A billion dollar journey
  Saurabh Mukherjea, CEO, Institutional Equities, Ambit Capital, in conversation with Swetha Amit about his book The Unusual Billionaires
  How startups can use engagement to reduce attrition and increase productivity
  Ask most startups what their biggest challenge is, and they're quick to say ''Talent''. In other words, 'manpower', and they are right, says Hardik Harsora, co-founder of Effex Business Solution
  Union Budget 2017-18: good, even if not inspiring
  The finnce minister delivered an elaborate and meticulous Budget, mostly  within  stated  policies.  It laboured more than it inspired. India still   awaits   a   transformative   and  inspiring  follow-through  after demonetisation. By Dipen Sheth, head, institutinal research, HDFC Securities
  Rendezvous with the master story teller
  Master Story teller Lord Jeffrey Archer in conversation with Swetha Amit on writing seven books for his Clifton Chronicles series
  What's new about Union Budget 2017-18?
  The demand shock posed by demonetisation derailed the consumption growth story especially in rural areas. Now,expectations are high that the government might announce various measures and increased allocation in the agriculture and social sector says  Dr Arun Singh, lead economist, Dun & Bradstreet India
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