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How Have General Electric Company (GE) Earnings Forecasts Changed?

General Electric Company (GE) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -50.57%. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500. Strategy Asset Managers Llc decreased its stake in Waste Mgmt Inc Del (WM) by 65.53% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

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House vote puts Sunday alcohol sales near approval

House members voted Tuesday 82-10 in favor of the bill that was amended last week to make it effective immediately after being signed by the governor, rather than July 1. The bill was sent back to the Senate on Wednesday with Rep. David Ober (R-Albion) and Rep. Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis) listed as co-sponsors of the bill.

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Dollar follows Treasury yields higher after Fed minutes

The Fed raised rates three times in 2017 and signaled at its December meeting that it expected to do so three more times in 2018. Wall Street, which had already started the day positive, rose further as the Fed's minutes contained no big surprises but then relinquished most of its gains.

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Under-strength Real Madrid shake off slow start to win at Leganes

However, the reigning European champions turned this Madrid derby around before half-time with Lucas Vazquez and Casemiro both on target. We know that everything is important to us. However, the visitors were behind within six minutes when they failed to deal with Javier Eraso's corner and although goalkeeper Kiko Casilla repelled Bustinza's initial effort, the defender dived in bravely to block Theo's attempted clearance with his head and the ball flew into the net.

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Barclays delivers on dividend despite 2017 disappointment

This result was despite earnings at its investment bank plunging to £2.1bn (a dive of 22%), something Barclays blamed on "weak market conditions". Barclays declared its intention to more than double dividend payouts in 2018 to 6.5p per share after lower costs helped lift profits previous year - though they were still slightly short of analyst's forecasts.

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PF rate at 5-year low

Sources also said the EPFO had earned a return of Rs 1,054 crore on sale of ETFs in February, which would be sufficient to persist with 8.65% rate of interest in the current fiscal year. At present, all those units employing 20 or more employees are mandatorily covered under the social security schemes run by the EPFO and the threshold has now been reduced to 10 workers.

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McDonald's Is Releasing A Podcast About The 'Rick And Morty' Sauce Riots

Originally released in 1998 to promote the Disney movie Mulan , a 17-year-old packet of Szechuan sauce sold for $99,000 on eBay last April. McDonald's will update fans on the sauce this week, and it seems the company will be answering questions about where it's all gone, in addition to when and where it'll be available.

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Analyst EPS Estimates Scan: Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE)

On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was downgraded by CFRA to "Hold". Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) has risen 116.20% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment (NYSE:PEI)'s 52-week price fluctuated within the range of $17.56 - $9.30. Scotia Capital maintained Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:D.UN) rating on Wednesday, January 25.

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U.S. stocks fall as Fed minutes send bond yields higher

The final meeting headed by former chair Janet Yellen was hawkish by eliminating all the transitory factors and with a higher inflation outlook. Some Federal Reserve officials think there's a good chance that inflation remains below their 2% target, according to the minutes of their most recent meeting released on Wednesday.

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IShares US Real Estate (IYR) Rises 0.82% for Feb 19

State Street Corp now owns 3,969,614 shares of the exchange traded fund's stock worth $212,970,000 after buying an additional 891,113 shares during the period. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 4,066 shares of the exchange traded fund's stock valued at $218,000 after buying an additional 178 shares during the last quarter.

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How a $1.8 Billion Indian Bank Fraud Lasted Seven Years

It is alleged that the issuance of Letters of Undertaking (LoU) to Nirav Modi group firms without sanctioned limits started during his tenure. Indian banks could take a hit of more than $3 billion from loans and corporate guarantees provided to diamond companies at the center of an alleged massive fraud at the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), the tax department estimated.

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Ford's President of North America exits the company due to "inappropriate behavior"

In the statement , Nair said, "I sincerely regret that there have been instances where I have not exhibited leadership behaviors consistent with the principles that the Company and I have always espoused". Nair has been head of Ford's North America division since June 2017. "We don't want you here, and we will move you out for engaging in any behaviour like this", he wrote.

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BC finance minister says budget will make life more affordable for residents

Beginning in April, licensed child care operators will also be able to opt into a fee reduction program, which will lower the cost of care by up to $350 per month, per child - regardless of income. Exemptions will be offered on principal homes, some long-term rental properties and other special cases, but James said the goal is to strongly discourage people from parking capital in the province's overheated housing market.

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Will Your Mobile Number Be 13 Digits From July 2018?

The 13-digit numbers are meant only for M2M (machine2machine) SIM cards, or in other words the cards that will be used in automated machines. "In fact, DoT has already approved a 13-digit numbering series for SIM-based M2M devices which will co-exist with the prevalent 10-digit mobile numbering scheme to be allocated for the Unified Licence (Access Service Authorization)/UASL", the operator had said in its response .

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Existing-Home Sales Come Up Short

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says January's retreat in closings highlights the housing market's glaring inventory shortage to start 2018. And the National Association of Realtors said January's drop was the largest year-over-year decline for US sales of existing homes since 2014.

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US Fed officials show rising confidence over growth, inflation outlook

Investors may have to brace themselves for more issuance over the coming months and years if President Donald Trump's fiscal stimulus doesn't boost growth enough to keep a lid on deficits , according to John Davies, a US interest-rate strategist at Standard Chartered Plc.

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US Fed officials say tax cuts could boost economy more than expected

The Fed listed the tax cuts among factors that were "likely to support economic growth". For these reasons, they updated their description of how often they'd raise rates to indicate "further gradual increases". "Members agreed that the strengthening in the near-term economic outlook increased the likelihood that a gradual upward trajectory of the federal funds rate would be appropriate", the minutes said.

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Dish-Owned Sling TV Confirms Streaming Video's Rising Popularity

Morgan Investment Management Inc. which owns 27 million shares in the company valued at $1.38 B million. Empirical Fincl Svcs Lc holds 6,998 shares. Base-priced at $20 a month, Sling TV was the first vMVPD in the market. Legal And General Gru Public Limited Company owns 1.12M shares or 0.05% of their United States portfolio. Naples Glob Limited Liability Co invested 0.14% in Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP).

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Construction begins on Jeff Bezos' $42 million 10000-year clock

The vision was, and still is, to build a Clock that will keep time for the next 10,000 years. Bezos said he's been "helping Danny with the project for the last half dozen years". "I want the cuckoo to come out every millennium for the next 10,000 years", he wrote. He is working with the Long Now Foundation to help build the clock.

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Guess chairman cedes day-to-day duties after Kate Upton accusation

Paul Marciano is halting his duties as Guess until the investigation is over. Marciano has denied the allegations. In a separate statement, the company told the outlet that it takes the allegations by the 25-year-old model very seriously and has formed a special committee to investigate her claims and will reassess Marciano's future at the company once that investigation is complete.

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JPMorgan Chase going bigger, taller with new Midtown HQ

The new headquarters will accommodate 15K employees, replacing the current facility which was designed for 3.5K employees back in the 1950s. JPMorgan Chase , together with Mayor Bill de Blasio, announced that it will be building a new New York City headquarters at its current 270 Park Avenue location.

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Cabinet allows commercial coal mining by private firms

Ramanandan, General Secretary of All India Coal Workers Federation (AICWF) which is affiliated to Centre of Indian Trade Unions, while speaking to Newsclick . The committee gave its nod for railway projects worth Rs11,660 crore which included doubling of rail lines along with electrification and a new railway line in Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

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Uber Just Launched a New Option With Its Cheapest Fares Yet

The Express POOL launch brings a change to the current Uber POOL model that's created to make for more direct routing, with easier pickups for drivers and fewer annoying deviations from the route for riders thanks to two key actions Uber is asking riders to help out with: Walking and waiting.

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Broadcom lowers Qualcomm offer to $79/share after NXP news

Moreover, Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Com has 0% invested in Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) for 150 shares. Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for NXP Semiconductors NV and for the current quarter 14 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $1.67/share.

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Gas prices down 8 cents in metro Detroit

In Florida , the most expensive average gas price was $2.69 in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area. In just the last week, an average gallon of unleaded gas has dropped almost 6 percent in the Rockford area down to $2.49 a gallon. Despite the recent drops, NY state's average gas price Sunday was still 3.7 cents higher than a month earlier and 26.9 cents higher than a year ago.

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AT&T announces first three cities to receive its 5G internet

Irrelevant as to whether AT&T is making it up as it goes, or if it was caught off guard with competitor announcements at the end of the year, it has shot to the front of the 5G race with this announcement. A good guess at where they might be Houston, Plano or Palo Alto, as these are the other locations of AT&T Foundry (aside from Atlanta), though it would also be worth having a look here where the telco names the cities it is "super-charging" its network over the next couple of months.

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Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCE) EPS Estimated At $0.54

The stock traded within a range of $44.72 and $44.98. About 1.16M shares traded or 70.83% up from the average. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) has risen 61.47% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. Cookson Peirce & Communications reported 558,900 shares. Fifth Third Bankshares holds 224,738 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Aegis Financial Corp sold 154,136 shares as Hardinge Inc.

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The Wynn Resorts (WYNN) Cut to "Hold" at BidaskClub

Shares of Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) traded up $0.64 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $164.92. The institutional investor held 1,792 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $280.99 million, down from 2,409 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

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Gold is hardly changed ahead of Fed minutes

Later on Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve will release the minutes of the January 30-31 meeting of its policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee. US crude hit a near two-week high the previous day on news of inventory declines at a key storage hub and from expectations that top OPEC producers could extend cooperation beyond 2018.

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Walmart's Revenue Rises, but Profit Falls Amid E-Commerce Push

But it also acknowledged its own mistakes - a surge of TVs, toys and electronics into its warehouses during the peak periods of the holiday season crowded out more basic items. That was down from $13.6 billion, or $4.38 in diluted earnings per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. Executives demurred when asked by analysts Tuesday where Walmart might invest in its various e-commerce platforms going forward.

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NZ's a2 Milk links up with Fonterra for supply, distribution

Fonterra will also have an exclusive license for the production and sale of A2-branded fresh milk in New Zealand, while a new A1 protein-free milk pool will be developed in Australia and New Zealand. Fonterra will be working with their current Australian dairy suppliers and assist them transition to supply A2 milk. "Our Company recognises that Synlait has performed outstandingly under the exclusive infant formula supply arrangement between the two companies and our on-going relationship ...

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Lloyds posts largest annual profit in over a decade

Lloyds also said it would look at expanding into the financial planning and retirement market, targeting one million new pension customers by 2020. The firm has a market capitalization of $70,088.27, a P/E ratio of 7.20 and a beta of 0.80. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company.

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Amit Shah offers prayer at Kukke Shri Subrahmanya temple

The Karnataka government, which has not sent any proposal in this regard, should at least stop withdrawing cases related to these organisations, the BJP chief said. "It will not be tolerated", he said. Citing the party's electoral successes in Assam, Manipur and Uttar Pradesh, he said reasons for these were the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP's booth-level workers.

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BHP Billiton (BLT) Downgraded by Citigroup

BHP Billiton has a 1-year low of $33.37 and a 1-year high of $50.79. Data and analytics technology supplier to the transport industry Tracsis ( TRCS ) posts a positive half year trading update showing good progress on the revenue, profits and cash flow fronts.

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BC Budget: new taxes to pay for child care, housing

Nurses in British Columbia applaud government's focus on the social determinants of health, and look forward to further detail on how this new funding will be rolled out to enhance the long-term health goals of British Columbians. But there's no mention of the $10-a-day child care for all families promised during the election campaign. It is also promising to spend $ 1 billion over the next three years as part of a plan to create another 22,000 licensed child care spaces.


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