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China hits record; spends over half of global PV investment

Global solar investment grew 18 percent in 2017, accounting for 48 percent of total global clean energy investment. Previous year saw the second-highest ever figure invested globally in clean energy, with $333.5 billion poured into the sector worldwide, finds a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

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Russian Security Firm Kaspersky Lab Sues US Homeland Security

In September this year, DHS had issued a directive ordering civilian government agencies to remove Kaspersky software from their networks within 90 days. However, instead of getting in touch with Kaspersky, DHS issued the 17-01 directive without any warning. Kaspersky said in October that it will submit the source code of its software and future updates for inspection by independent parties.

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Investors Sell Schlumberger (SLB) on Strength (SLB)

After having $0.17 EPS previously, American River Bankshares's analysts see 17.65% EPS growth. Baldwin Brothers Ma owns 4,823 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Heritage Wealth Advsr owns 17,533 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee holds 0.69% or 16,002 shares. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40.

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Homeserve (LON:HSV) Rating Increased to Overweight at JPMorgan Chase & Co

The Company owns and manages a portfolio of approximately 6.2 million square feet located in over 15 villages in London's West End and City borders and focus on middle market rents. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh Williams holds 1.36% or 19,295 shares. However, the institutional investors are observed to own 76.10% of the total shares. Signet Jewelers had 71 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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White House fuels debate with statistics on terrorism

It also said it had blocked many hundreds more potential terrorists who tried to enter the country both legally and illegally. The report does not specify whether they were seeking to enter the USA based on a program Trump is seeking to end.

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Bank of Canada hikes rates again, but warns of NAFTA fallout

Given that the United States absorbs about three-quarters of Canada's exports, the bank said it had factored "additional negative judgment on business investment and trade" into its projections. In particular, there are signs of increasing momentum in the U.S. economy, which will be boosted further by recent tax changes. It also warned recent USA tax cuts - bringing the corporate rate down to 21% from 35% - could "reinforce these uncertainty effects", with companies opting to shift planned ...

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Merck & Co boosted by Keytruda first-line lung cancer trial

The company has market cap of $309.73 million. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $36.72. Overall, 48.08 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average trading volume of 12.2 Million shares. Investors seem to be very interested in what happens to the stocks of these two companies but do investors favor one over the other? However, if the MRK shares go below $57.53 then it would indicate a much weaker market for the company.

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Kimberly Clark (KMB) Lifted to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research

About 1.03 million shares traded. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB ) has risen 0.32% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Tuesday, October 24 report.

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Bank of America's earnings top expectations, excluding tax charge; shares rise

The stock decreased 1.99% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $15.75. About 1.87 million shares traded. For the next 5 years, Bank of America Corporation is expecting Growth of 14.74% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 33.73% per annum.

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What to expect today, road conditions, closures

Predicted snow accumulations for central North Carolina as of 3:29 p.m. Monday . North wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. The mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain could result in unsafe travel conditions from central and southeastern Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley and Tennessee Valley, Weather.com warns.

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Walmart distributing first-of-its-kind opioid disposal product

Walmart is stepping up to help mitigate the opioid crisis with an innovative new product that will make it easier to safely dispose of prescription meds. Patients with chronic Class II opioid prescriptions will be offered a free DisposeRX packet every six months, and existing pharmacy customers can request a free packet at any time.

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Goldman Sachs beats estimates as investment banking revenue soars

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. Goldman Sachs Group had a return on equity of 11.34% and a net margin of 26.42%. The stock was sold at an average price of $237.94, for a total value of $3,023,503.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The company has its outstanding shares of 379.14M.

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'New California' 'Secedes' from Liberal California, Declares 51st State

The declaration of independence states: "When a long train of abuses and acts to seize and hold the people's power without legal authority and pursuing invariably the same object that clearly demonstrates a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security".

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Sigma Planning Corp Boosts Stake in The Coca-Cola Co (KO)

The stock of Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) is a huge mover today! It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500. National Retail Pptys Inc (Call) (NYSE:NNN) was raised too. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 1st were issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. Its down 0.14, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It also reduced its holding in Kbr Inc (NYSE:KBR) by 358,007 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4.29M shares, and cut its stake in Arris Intl Inc.

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Chevron Corporation (CVX), Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)

It has underperformed by 10.02% the S&P500. Payden & Rygel increased Chevron ( CVX ) stake by 42.2% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The institutional investor held 186,100 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $21.87M, down from 635,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

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UBM and Informa announce merger talks

The latter is offering 163p per share as well as 1.083 Informa shares for the former in a deal which could create a leading B2B Information Services Group. Founded in 1998, Informa hosts global exhibitions, conferences, training events and academic publishing. FTSE 100 listed Informa PLC (LON: INF ) today launched an agreed takeover of its mid cap peer UBM PLC (LON:UBM) to create a leading B2B information services group valued at around £10bn, nearly a decade after UBM itself made a ...

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21 states sue to keep net neutrality

FILE - In this December 14, 2017, file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for an FCC meeting on net neutrality, in Washington. Schneiderman said the FCC's decision to rescind net neutrality rules was illegal and allows Internet service providers to block certain content, charge more to access certain sites and slow down the service for content providers that don't pay more.

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GKN rejects £7.4bn hostile takeover bid

The proposal comes after Melrose, a United Kingdom investment firm that specializes in turning around industrial companies, met this week with shareholders in Redditch, England-based GKN , which is a key supplier to Airbus SE and Boeing Co .

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Shell Gives North Sea Shot in Arm With Field Redevelopment

The Penguins field is in 165 metres (541 feet) of water, approximately 150 miles north east of the Shetland Islands. Shell will drill an additional eight wells, which will be tied back to the new FPSO vessel. Shell expects its floating platform will have a peak production capacity of roughly 45,000 barrels of oil-equivalent per day (BOE/d). The Penguins field, which sits about 150 miles north east of the Shetland Islands, now processes oil and gas using four existing drill centres tied back ...

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Demonetised notes worth Rs 100-cr seized in Kanpur, 16 detained

The police who raided the house started counting the demonetised cash a little after midnight and by this morning had reached a whopping figure of Rs 97 crore with more notes left to be counted. A team from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Income Tax (IT) Department will disclose the exact amount of the seized currency later, said the officer.

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What's The Story Behind Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL)

Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag reported 6.38 million shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Llc who had been investing in Epam Systems Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $5.86B market cap company.

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Passenger wears ALL his clothes to beat luggage fee - and gets arrested

There are many approaches to avoid paying a fee for excess luggage when traveling by air these days. "The BA staff told me 'Yes, ' after a bit of a back and forth and me refusing to leave the desk because I weren't (sic) given a valid reason to leave".

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EU's plastics strategy doesn't include plastic tax

The EU executive will reopen the Waste Package agreed in December to propose that by 2030 all plastic packaging be reusable and recyclable. Europeans produce 25 million tons of plastic waste annually, but less than 30 percent is recycled.

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Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)- Most Active Performers for the Day

However, the stock is trading at -0.21% versus recent highs ($81.755). In related news, VP Everett Neville sold 1,123 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 3rd. Robert W. Baird upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) on Friday, December 15 to "Outperform" rating. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Express Scripts from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $64.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, October ...

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OxFORD Asset Management LLP Takes Position in Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM)

The stock increased 0.21% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $72.88. About 25,241 shares traded. (GABC) has risen 47.73% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. Tudor Inv Et Al holds 0% of its portfolio in National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI). Invesco Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in National CineMedia, Inc.

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Bank of America Corp (BAC) Position Lifted by Parsec Financial Management Inc

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 13th. It has outperformed by 41.94% the S&P500. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages about $48.95 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Zayo Group Hldgs Inc Com (NYSE:ZAYO) by 245,400 shares to 2.47 million shares, valued at $84.94M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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Northwest Wealth Management LLC Sells 2683 Shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM)

Srb Corp who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $370.24B market cap company. The stock is now valued at $87.52 after moving 0.37% in the most recent session and 0.89% over the past 5 trading days.

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Chelsea have not made an official bid for Andy Carroll - David Moyes

Hernandez is reportedly keen to leave West Ham in this window, despite only joining the Premier League side from Bayer Leverkusen last summer. Moyes' comments came after West Ham's 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury in an FA Cup third-round replay, courtesy of an extra-time winger from youngster Reece Burke.

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Analyst Earnings Forecast Coverage: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

The stock increased 0.87% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $75.3. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE:TSM) has risen 51.40% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. Visa Inc. had 102 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $93 target in Friday, August 18 report.

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Sydney Trains Workers Announce A 24 Hour Strike

The strike will start at 12.01am on Monday, January 29th, and continue until midnight the next day, meaning the entire train network will be severely understaffed for that entire day. This is in addition to an indefinite ban on overtime that will commence from January 25. Packed trains and platforms, cancelled services and long delays plagued the network, due to "staff availability issues" and a shortage of trains, according to Sydney Trains - but the union blamed a new timetable they ...

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Jessica Falkholt dies six days after life support switched off

Jessica Falkholt was travelling with her parents and sister along the NSW coast when they were involved in a collision with another auto. "Jessica passed away from serious injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on December 26", St George Hospital says in a statement.

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Dow breaches 26000 mark on good earnings

Emerging-market stocks jumped, consolidating at the highest level in nearly a decade. The start of fourth-quarter reporting season, which many money managers expect will again exceed analyst expectations, has the potential to catapult the stock market even higher, some fund managers say.

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Nestle selling U.S. candy business for $2.9 billion

Ferrero, the world's third largest confectionery company, will acquire 20 American brands including Laffy Taffy, Wonka and Butterfinger. The figure only represented around three percent of its overall United States sales, Nestle said. Last year, it acquired Ferrara Candy Co., the maker of Red Hots, Lemonhead and Brach's sweets, as well as confectioner Fannie May. The company said it remains committed to its global chocolate business, including its KitKat brand.

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McDonald's Going All-Recycling By 2025

McDonald's restaurants will also be encouraged to recycle 100% of packaging waste, as now only 10% of restaurants worldwide do so. Fast food giant McDonald's has announced that it aims to drastically reduce packaging waste by making 100% of its packaging from sustainable sources by 2025.

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Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD Decreases Position in General Electric (GE)

GE was the worst performing stock in the Dow last year, amid years of underperformance related to struggles in many of its business units, most notably energy. Fort Washington Invest Oh holds 1.09% in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) or 606,909 shares. It seems that Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) might see muted action given an ABR of 2.3 or Hold rating.


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