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Oil prices settle higher amid geopolitical tensions

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Official weekly data on USA inventory levels will be published by the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase "Mission Accomplished" to describe the US-led missile attack, while his aides stressed continuing United States troop involvement and plans for new economic sanctions against Russian Federation for enabling the government of Bashar Assad. Read More »

Tesla raises Model 3 Q2 production target to 6000 units/week

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Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Shares of Tesla rose 3.2 percent to $296.82 in early Wednesday trades. An internal email from Tesla has been leaked online which reveals that Musk has now set a more aggressive production target for the Model 3 in order to meet demand. Read More »

$1.09 EPS Expected for Genworth MI Canada Inc. (MIC) on May, 1

Goldman Sachs initiated Genworth Financial, Inc . The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 5 by BTIG Research. The stock has "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, February 26. About 2.15M shares traded. It is down 29.75% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 11.55%. The Company provides insurance, wealth management, investment and financial solutions. Read More »

Opensignal: Bharti Airtel on top in 3G and 4G speed, beats Jio

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Earlier this month, Opensignal had shared a report , which placed Patna above Delhi and Mumbai in terms of 4G access. " Airtel held onto 3G and 4G speed awards, and it wrested our overall speed award away from Jio, locking down the top spot in all three of our speed categories", the London-based wireless coverage mapping firm said. Read More »

This popular coffee shop chain plans to recycle takeaway cups

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Now collectors receive £50 per tonne for cups and Costa believes that pushing that up to £120 will make it viable for them to put in place the infrastructure to process more cups. Costa Coffee announced on Wednesday that it will try and recycle takeaway cups sold by 2020. It also dispels the myth that coffee cups can't be recycled. Read More »

Security of social networking sites

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Last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about the Cambridge Analytica breach (in which the political data firm accessed over 50 million users' information while working for President Trump's campaign). Facebook has admitted that globally, data on about 87 million people may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica with nearly 80% of users being in the US. Read More »

Today's Brokerage Rating: Square, Inc. (SQ), The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

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The Colorado-based Icon Advisers has invested 1.7% in Cimarex Energy Co. Zacks Investment Research cut Coca-Cola European Partners plc from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. The price-to-sales ratio is a symbol of the value placed on each dollar of a company's sales or taxes. Lenox Wealth Mngmt invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Rent-A-Center, Inc. Read More »

Alberta unveils legislation created to cripple BC citizens

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He said his government will bring in a bill in the coming days that could result in less oil moving to British Columbia. Ahearn says the pipeline carries about 45,000 to 50,000 barrels per day of refined products. Eby said he believed the Alberta legislation was meant to never be adopted, but if Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's government does pass the law, then B.C. Read More »

Netflix subscriber growth beats on strong original content

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The Los Gatos, California, company added another 7.4 million video-streaming subscribers during the first three months of the year, ending March with 125 million throughout the world, including almost 57 million in the U.S. On the marketing side, the company said it is investing in "more marketing of new original titles to create more density of viewing and conversation around each title" in the letter. Read More »

Microsoft privacy case moot because of new Cloud Act

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The new law facilitates the lawful cross-border investigation of cases by giving easy access to data stored on overseas servers as long as the other country has signed up to the agreement, but the fact that the agreement is bilateral has anxious privacy advocates who are concerned that less than scrupulous foreign governments may now have easy access to the data of USA citizens. Read More »

Cryptocurrency exchanges get 'fact-finding' letter from NY

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A representative for Bittrex struck a similar note, also stating that the exchange welcomes the opportunity to respond: "We look forward to working with NY Attorney General Schneiderman on our shared goal of improving transparency, accountability and security across all virtual currency trading platforms ". Read More »

Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Philadelphia Due to Blown Engine

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Another passenger reportedly had a heart attack, and a third struck by shrapnel. "The engine blew and then a window blew out near the engine". - Southwest Airlines Co ., based in Dallas, had never had an accident-related fatality of a passenger, although a boy died in 2006 when a Southwest jet skidded off a runway at Chicago's Midway Airport, crashed through a fence and collided with the boy's family's vehicle. Read More »

Higher Subscriber Growth for Netflix, Shares Pricey

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Michigan-based Plante Moran Advisors Ltd Llc has invested 0.18% in Netflix , Inc. Snapshot: On Monday , Shares of PayPal Holdings, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PYPL ), performed 0.69 percent and closed at $77.8 in the last trading session. Netflix added 1.96 million subscribers in the United States in the first quarter compared with 1.42 million a year earlier. Netflix, Inc . has a total market cap of $144710.80, a gross margin of 34.50% while the profit margin is 4.80% and the ROI is ... Read More »

Don't delay: Tuesday is Tax Day

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If you need a six month filing extension to October 15th, file FORM 4868 via paper, online or on the phone . UPDATE: The IRS is giving all taxpayers an extra day to file after its website went down on deadline day. However, if you owe big-time, you might want to go old-school and print out your return, sign it and get thee to a US post office. "You could negotiate penalties and interest, not usually the tax, but with a hardship, you might be able to negotiate a tax settlement", ... Read More »

IBM reports 5 pct rise in quarterly revenue

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Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 125,144 shares of the technology company's stock worth $19,879,000 after buying an additional 5,690 shares during the period. Autus Asset Mgmt Llc has invested 0.11% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM ). IBM shares, which has risen about five per cent this year, were down 5.6 per cent at US$151.85 in extended trading. Read More »

Trump's Annoyed About Russian and Chinese Currencies. Should He Be?

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The Twitter message sent by US President Donald Trump warning Russian Federation and China not to devalue their currency was simply a warning shot to the two countries, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday. In a report released just three days ago, the Treasury Department said, "No trading partner was found to have met the legislative standards for currency manipulation during the current reporting period". Read More »

Starbucks Will Close 8000 Stores to Conduct Racial Bias Education

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In the wake of a viral video that sparked protests around a Philadelphia location and a boycott of the brand nationally, Starbucks is set to close over 8,000 US locations for racial-bias training . After a video of the arrests spread online, the hashtag #BoycottStarbucks trended on Twitter . The police were criticized for their handling of the situation. Read More »

Where To Find Tax Day Deals in NYC

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You have to pay your estimated tax though or you will be charged interest and incur a penalty (5% of the balance due for each month your return is late, up to a 25% maximum). If you can not pay what you owe before the deadline , you should consider getting help or filing an extension. With the dwindling number of people filing paper tax returns, some of these locations may have modified their hours from past year. Read More »

International Monetary Fund says global economy will slow after 2019

Governments should take advantage of the good times to make structural reforms and put in place tax policies that raise the potential output of their economies, Obstfeld said. The IMF expects Moldova's current account deficit to decrease to 3.7% of GDP in 2018 from an estimated 4.7% of GDP in 2017. The IMF made only modest changes to its forecasts for the UK. Read More »

How to get free food, deals on Tax Day 2018

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And looking ahead into next year's tax filing, be aware that changes at the federal level mean some local taxes and property tax deductions will now be capped at $10,000. Fill in all requested Taxpayer Identification Numbers, usually Social Security numbers, including all dependents claimed on the tax return. In a matter of minutes, anyone, regardless of income, can use this free service to electronically request an extension on Form 4868 , Application for Automatic Extension of Time to ... Read More »

United Kingdom wage growth lags inflation even as jobless rate hits new low

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Sterling weakened as the data showed wages in the three months to February rose by 2.8 percent, unchanged from the growth rate in the three months to January and below a median forecast of 3.0 percent in a Reuters poll of economists. LONDON - The British pound on Tuesday climbed to its highest level against the dollar since Britain voted to leave the European Union nearly two years ago. Read More »

Just Eat's (LON:JE) Conviction-Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Goldman Sachs

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Davidson D A & Company who had been investing in Goldman Sachs Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $98.42B market cap company. About $1081.46 billion US Long portfolio Westend Advisors Llc manages. For a total of 363,290 shares it increased its holding in Technology Select Sector Spdr Fund (XLK) by 57,326 shares in the quarter, and has risen its stake in Consumer Staples Select Sector Spdr Fund (XLP). Read More »

Researchers accidentally engineer plastic-eating enzyme

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Downing Street said £25m of the new fund would be used to help researchers investigate marine plastic from a scientific, economic and social perspective. Enzymes are a form of protein that act as catalysts in biochemical reactions. Working with United States colleagues, the Portsmouth scientists subjected PETase to intense X-ray beams at the Diamond Light Source synchrotron facility in Harwell, Oxfordshire. Read More »

Kathua rape and murder case: two accused ask for narco tests

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One of the accused's lawyer earlier said that the charge sheet had not been made available to them and they were relying on social media for updates. Azad also hoped that the victim would get justice and lamented that politicians and lawyers who were expected to give justice to people and ministers who were expected to protect people, were protecting the accused. Read More »

Minutes report dings airline serving OKC

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Former National Transport Safety Board member John Goglia also revealed that Allegiant's 60 unscheduled landings and 46 in-flight emergencies were alarming considering the size of the airline. "Allegiant complies with all FAA requirements and participates in numerous voluntary safety programs to ensure we operate to the highest standards". The " 60 Minutes " investigation used fresher data to examine similar issues. Read More »

Tax Day 2018: Deals And Free Stuff On April 17

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The offer is valid in-store only and can not be combined with other offers. Bruegger's is offering its Bagel Bundle (13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese) for $10.40 with a downloadable coupon . Planet Fitness: From Saturday, April 14 - Saturday, April 21, members and non-members alike can use available HydroMassage chairs for some well-deserved (and free!) relaxation. Read More »

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Analysts See $1.19 EPS

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The stock increased 0.37% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $162.39. About 49,324 shares traded or 101.92% up from the average. Putnam Municipal Opportunities Trust (NYSE:PMO) has declined 3.41% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. Read More »

Shire to sell oncology business to Servier for $2.4bn

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Capital Investment Advisors Llc increased Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) stake by 43.97% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Zevin Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $82.90 billion market cap company. Read More »

March Retail Sales Rose 4.5% YOY

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Retail sales in March increased 4.5 percent from a year ago. The market analysts are looking for consensus of 0.4% increase compared to a decline of 0.1% in the prior month. The results reinforce a Federal Reserve prediction that the declines were transitory, following increased spending after two hurricanes that struck the United States a year ago. Read More »

Bank of America says it feels no pressure to raise depositor rates

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The stock decreased 0.53% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $93.08. About 80.40 million shares traded or 4.68% up from the average. BAC has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. It improved, as 66 investors sold BAC shares while 561 reduced holdings. 162 funds amassed holdings and 585 increased holdings. 156,318 are held by Palladium Partners Ltd Liability Com. Read More »

New Star Wars Han Solo TV Spot Teases More Of The Story

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As expected, a lot of this new TV spot is focused on Han's relationship with Chewbacca, who is played by Joonas Suotamo . "This is an exact replica of the blaster Han Solo used in the movie, his DL-44 model plaster, to be exact", Miculek said. Read More »

Woolworths shuts doors across the country due to IT outage

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Woolworths stores across the country have had to shut down registers and are unable to make sales. "The registers are now back online at all our stores", Woolworths tweeted just after 4.52pm. "This was related to an update to our IT systems", Mr Banducci said. "We apologise for any inconvenience caused". Staff working at one of the affected stores, at Sydney's Town Hall, earlier confirmed the outage meant customers forced to leave without their purchases. Read More »

Bulgaria annual CPI records 2.2% inflation in March

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In February 2018, inflation was at 2.48 per cent. Inflation based on wholesale prices slipped marginally to 2.47 per cent in March on falling prices of food items , especially vegetables and pulses. Furthermore, index for "Non-Food Articles" group declined by 0.3 percent to 120.2 (provisional) from 120.6 (provisional) for the previous month due to lower price of guar seed (7%), niger seed (6%), floriculture (5%), raw cotton, cotton seed, skins (raw) and gingelly seed (3% each), copra ... Read More »

National Average Gasoline Price Nears 3-Year High

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According to GasBuddy , prices in Colorado rose a little over six cents in the last week. The report notes, "regional differences in retail gasoline prices can be significant". Prices traditionally start their seasonal rise in mid-February as refiners begin maintenance that enables them to transition to producing more expensive summer-blend gasoline. Read More »

More than 200 million eggs recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

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Eggs from the Rose Acre Farms facility in Hyde County, N.C., went to nine states including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida. Strict cleaning and inspection procedures were put into place in the 1970s to decrease this type of contamination. In healthy individuals, the organism can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Read More »

Interested In Stock? Read This First: Shire plc (SHPG)

The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 39.22%. Scott Wallace increased its stake in Loews Corp (L) by 2.19% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. It also reduced its holding in At&T Inc. 51 funds opened positions while 140 raised stakes. Read More »

Callum Hawkins collapses as Robbie Simpson bags marathon bronze

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But after another couple of hundred metres, Hawkins collapsed again, this time hitting his head on the roadside barrier. "This is not in keeping with the spirit of GC2018", he said. 'I was also concerned about the behaviour of a small number of bystanders who chose to take images, ' he said. Hawkins did not finish the race. Eventual victor Shelley had slowed to 5:48 miling over the final 2km as he clocked 2:16:46 - the second slowest time for victory since 1966. Read More »

Most rockets in Western attacks on Syria were intercepted - Russian Federation

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At the meeting, the fifth in a week on chemical weapons in Syria, Russia and its supporters again clashed with the United States and its allies over a suspected gas attack on April 7 in the Damascus suburb of Douma. Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has responded angrily to the strikes, while Syrian state media called them a "flagrant violation of worldwide law". Read More »

Brokerages Anticipate ICICI Bank (IBN) Will Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share

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The stock decreased 0.96% or $0.085 during the last trading session, reaching $8.765. (NYSE:VRX). Nomura accumulated 0.21% or 5.57M shares. ICICI Bank Limited (NYSE:IBN) has risen 12.06% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. 8,371 were accumulated by Bkd Wealth Limited Com. Prelude Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 800 shares. (NASDAQ:FB). Clearbridge Investments Lc reported 0.77% in Facebook, Inc. Read More »

EPS for GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) Expected At $0.71 as of April, 25

Moreover, Fairview Capital Investment Management Llc has 11.96% invested in the company for 3.45 million shares. Now the institutional investor is holding 280 shares, compared to the 92,943 from the previous quarter. Bb&T Securities Llc holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:BRO). Ogorek Anthony Joseph Ny Adv stated it has 252 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for New Hampshire

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Light rain will change over to freezing rain Saturday evening before increasing in intensity overnight, Lincoln Park police said . Freezing rain is expected with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour through the evening. By Sunday morning, many towns will be experiencing temperatures near freezing with rain, sleet, and possible slippery travel, especially in the higher elevations east and west of Hartford. Read More »

WPP Chief Executive Martin Sorrell Resigns After Probe

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He has denied the allegations. Several people who have attended WPP board meetings in the past identified Sol Trujillo, a former USA telecoms boss, as a non-executive director who sometimes asked the most challenging questions. In 1989, he proceeded to snap up competitors, also amazed that the advertisements world with a 825 million takeover of Ogilvy & Mather, then among the ad bureaus, for example Young & Rubicam, a advertising and marketing and communications organization. Read More »