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'Study, pray, vote,' Pope tells Americans ahead of elections

Earlier however, on a trip previous year from from Mexico the Pope was asked about Trump's plan to build a wall and said, "anyone who builds walls is not Christian". Pope Francis has some advice for American Catholics struggling to choose a president: Study the issues, pray, and then vote your conscience. "You have asked me a question that describes a hard choice because, according to you, there are difficulties with one and difficulties with the other", the pope said, without naming ...

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Wal-Mart gives tempered earnings forecast for next two years

Wal-Mart reiterated FY16 EPS guidance of $4.15 - $4.35. United States retail giant Wal-Mart Stores projected on Thursday (Oct 6) earnings would be flat in fiscal year 2018 as it pumps up investment in e-commerce initiatives. Wal-Mart is spending $1.5 billion this year to raise its minimum wages to $10 an hour and improve employee training. It recently closed on a deal to buy fast-growing U.S.

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Trump targets Ryan in another tweet

Ryan's move sent the already unprecedented 2016 race into uncharted waters, as Trump grapples with the fallout after a 2005 tape was released on Friday in which he boasted about sexually assaulting women. And that drew the ire of Trump, who went on a furious Twitter rant this afternoon. Just kiss, I don't even wait. and when you're a star, they let you do it.

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Polls Show Clinton as victor of the Second Debate

Trump repeatedly aimed his insults and challenges directly to Clinton, facing her when he scoffed at her citation of Abraham Lincoln's model for handling challenges."Honest Abe never lied". Clinton aides were shocked - and caught off guard - when Trump held a press conference with three women who had previously accused Bill Clinton of sexual impropriety before Sunday's debate.

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Haiti Hurricane Matthew death toll rises to 800

The storm was blamed for at least four deaths in the US, all in Florida. A tree fell and destroyed Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest's house in north Raleigh. "I feel badly for a lot of the businesses downtown that have been closed since Wednesday", she added. The majority died in Haiti , said Civil Protection Service spokesman Joseph Edgard Celestin.

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EBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) & Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) Traders Alert

The latest trading activity of 5.88 Million shares is below its average volume of 9.46 Million shares. The firm shows the market capitalization of $2.72 Billion. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the a year ago is $141.92. Most recent session's volume of 1.66 million shares lower than its average volume of 1.84 million shares.

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Jude warns of battery defect in some heart devices

The warning applies to devices made before May 2015, which are in use by roughly 350,000 people worldwide. St. Jude shares fell 3.6% to $78.32 in recent trading, as Abbott shares fell 4.9% to $41.38. It is a rare problem. The implanted devices provide pacing for slow heart rhythms and electrical shock or pacing to stop dangerously fast heart rhythms.

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Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS) , Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON)

The stock has a weekly performance of 0.78 percent and is 58.48 percent year-to-date as of the recent close. After the 1st trading documented at $11.57, the company was seen striking $12.10 as it's a day high price and $11.55 as its low price.

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Shares in the Trader's Spot light- The Procter & Gamble Company's (PG)

Procter & Gamble Co makes up approx 0.62% of Norman Fields Gottscho Capital Management's portfolio. University of MI professor and noted insider trading researcher, Nejat Seyhun, discovered that when insiders bought shares of their own companies, the stocks outperformed the total market by 8.9% over the following year while when they sold shares, the stock underperformed 5.4% over the same period.

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Stocks Alert - Whiting Petroleum, (NYSE:WLL), Brocade Communications Systems, (NASDAQ:BRCD)

In the profitability analysis, gross profit margin was measured as 64.70%. Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Whiting Petroleum Corp. The company reported its last quarter on Jun 16. The company is set at a mean analysts' recommendation of 2.60. They issued a "buy" rating for the company.

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Appeals court: Consumer watchdog structure unconstitutional

In Tuesday's decision, a three-judge panel struck out that language. Currently, the director of the CFPB can be removed by the president only for cause. The members of such commissions normally are split between the political parties. The court also wrote that concentrating power in a "single, unaccountable, unchecked director" departs from typical practice and "poses a far greater risk of arbitrary decision-making and abuse of power" than agencies led by more than one person.

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Housing starts in Calgary rebound in September

Construction of urban multi-unit dwellings such as townhomes, condos and apartments were also responsible for increases in most regions of the country. September was a good month for Prince George housing starts. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 18,769 units.

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Matthew's winds waning but flooding to continue

Federal funding is available to additional counties in partnership with local and state agencies. Reed said his family can probably live upstairs and start work on repairs as long as the water doesn't move above the first floor. "Hurricane Matthew is off the map". " This house has a lot of flood stories ", he said. While speaking at a news conference, North Carolina Gov.

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Analysts Take On Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC)

Finally, Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on Federal Realty Investment Trust from $140.00 to $142.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, July 18th. That came on revenues of $92.16M for the quarter. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $33.35 and $34.31. Physicians Realty Trust ( NYSE:DOC ) traded up 0.66% on Monday, reaching $19.79.

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Ken Bone says red sweater was 'Plan B'

I hope he went to the game. Kenneth Bone's red sweater stole the spotlight during the second presidential debate Sunday, despite the exchange of barbs between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In an interview with Carol Costello on " CNN Newsroom" - and sporting the same red cardigan and black-rimmed glasses from the night before - Bone explained the iconic outfit had only come about as the result of an earlier wardrobe malfunction.

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Hurricane Matthew leaves over 1.8 million in US Southeast powerless

Authorities are also reporting downed trees. Matthew has been dumping rain on the coasts of SC and Georgia for more than 12 hours - and how risky the storm surge turns out to be will rely in part on what the tides are doing when the surge is highest.

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Trump's 2005 comments disgust women, but change few opinions

The public candidate Donald Trump of 2016 against the private citizen Donald Trump of 2005 in that horrific, indefensible, vulgar " Access Hollywood " video. Clinton had the weapon to crush him with the demographic that will decide the election. Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence , says any reports that he considered dropping off the GOP ticket are "absolutely false".

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What's So Damning About The New Hillary Clinton Emails From WikiLeaks?

But Podesta said the Democratic nominee will "crack down" on Wall Street. KAINE: Jake, I have no way of knowing the accuracy of documents dumped by this hacking organization. Most were routine, including drafts of Clinton speeches, suggested talking points for campaign surrogates and suggested tweets to be sent out from Clinton's account.

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3 deaths linked to Hurricane Matthew in NC

Matthew, a storm that left destruction and killed hundreds in the Caribbean and at least four people in Florida, continued its trek up the southeastern U.S. In the USA, the hurricane has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, but is still extremely risky to the the Georgia and Carolina coasts and is expected to cause widespread flooding.

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Samsung Adjusts Note 7 Smartphone Production Schedule After Fire Reports

The announcement follows several new incidents of overheating last week and deals a further blow to the world's largest smartphone company. In a statement to the Al-Jazeera network, Samsung said: "We recently readjusted the production volume for thorough investigation and quality control, but putting consumer safety as top priority, we have reached a final decision to halt production of Galaxy Note7s".

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Poland opts for Polish-made Black Hawk helicopters for army

The local media reports that they have already begun negotiations with the Americans from Sikorsky, a company owneed by Lockheed Martin in Poland which already has a production facility for Black Hawk helicopters. However, the decision to pull the plug on the deal, which had been in the works since Airbus won a tender under a previous Polish government a year ago, raised questions over Poland's reliability in negotiating deals.

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Brent crude oil price surpasses $53 per barrel

Brent crude, the worldwide benchmark, increased as much as $1.47 to $53.50 a barrel after Putin's remarks. Overproduction has been among the key drivers for falling oil prices over the past two years. "It is a very gentle hand on the wheel, we are not doing anything dramatic", Falih said. "The kingdom will be prepared to deal with whatever price emerges", he said.

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Comcast fined $2.3M to end probe into mischarging customers

In a win for frustrated Comcast customers everywhere, the FCC has ordered the vampiric media conglomerate to cough up $2.3 million-"the largest civil penalty assessed from a cable operator"- for sketchy billing practices. "We expect all cable and phone companies to take responsibility for the accuracy of their bills and to ensure that their customers have authorized any charges".

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Donald Trump Says 'Of Course' He Used $916M Loss to 'Avoid' Taxes

According to the Tax Policy Center , under Clinton's plan people who are richer and poorer than 40 percent of the country could expect to pay about $44 more dollars in taxes per year. Trump's tax plan would lower the top rate on ordinary income from 43.6 percent to 33 percent; assuming he earned enough for the top rate and paid income taxes, that would give him a windfall.

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NAB systems outage hits internet banking, payment processing

The outage was Australia-wide but did not affect all customers, the bank said. "We are committed to improving the performance of our technology and investing in our systems". "There may be a delay in the receiving of some payments and we're working to process these as soon as possible". NAB outsourced responsibility for its mainframes, storage and hosting, desktop fleet management, printing, service desks and operating systems to IBM in 2010, transferring 450 positions to Big Blue.

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Donald Trump Blasts Paul Ryan; Says His "Shackles" Have Now Been Removed

Ryan told congressional Republicans yesterday that he would put his full energy into preserving Republican majorities in Congress so as not to give Clinton a "blank check", all but conceding that the former secretary of state would likely win the White House.

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Trump Swats At Paul Ryan, GOP Leadership At Pennsylvania Rally

Ryan didn't formally rescind his endorsement of Trump, but conservatives criticized him for not standing with Trump after Ryan said he could no longer defend or campaign with his party's presidential nominee. "Despite winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!" Ryan appeared at the event and referred to the firestorm over Trump's comments as the "elephant in the room, " saying he was "sickened" by Trump's vulgar ...

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Vladimir Putin: 'Russia stands ready' to join OPEC oil limit

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih says that OPEC should not crimp oil supply too tightly. "Market forces and short time-to-market of tight oil make the U.S. It will be OPEC's first output reduction in eight years and comes two years after prices crashed from highs above $100 a barrel. "The authorities in certain countries have been telling businesses to close profitable projects, refuse to buy fuel supplied via the shortest possible routes and at attractive prices", he said.

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In a rare moment of pause, Abbas and Netanyahu shake hands

Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion were joined by former prime ministers Jean Chretien and Stephen Harper, as well as interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose. Clinton arrived in Israel on Thursday morning and asked to be taken directly to view the casket of Israel's ninth president lying in state at the Knesset all day.

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Bank stocks lead a rebound on Wall Street

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 189.32 points, or 1.04 per cent, to 18,332.77, the S&P 500 was 19.05 points, or 0.89 per cent, higher at 2,170.18 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 42.70 points, or 0.81 per cent, to 5,311.85. OIL: Benchmark U.S. crude rose 35 cents to $48.17 per barrel in NY. Brent crude, the global benchmark, remained at $49.81 a barrel in London. While the gains for oil prices have slowed, investors were still optimistic that energy companies will book larger ...

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US House Speaker Ryan to focus on protecting Republican congressional majorities: spokeswoman

The issue was the first topic during Sunday's town hall debate, which led Trump to accuse former President Bill Clinton of having been "abusive to women" and said Hillary Clinton attacked those women "viciously". So did New Jersey's Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who told NJ Advance Media on Sunday that she won't vote for Trump, breaking with Gov. Dozens of House and Senate Republicans have rescinded past endorsements of Trump or called for him to end his candidacy.

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Rescue Team Saves 30 People From Capsized Boat

Five adults and the three children were sent to a hospital. Postel says there were a lot of rescue boats on the water because of Fleet Week and rescue crews were able to reach the boat quickly. The San Francisco Fire Department said earlier in a tweet that the boat was carrying roughly 30 youths and that some were trapped under the boat's hull.

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No reason for Taj casino shutdown

On early Monday morning, the Taj Mahal Casino closed its doors after a workers strike that lasted over 100 days to demand health care and pension benefits . "But instead he'd rather slam the door shut on these long-term workers just to punish them and attempt to break their strike". The property is the fifth AC casino to close since four venues closed in 2014.

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Illumina Inc. (ILMN) Is Sinking On Weaker Than Expected Q3 Guidance

The firm now has a $198.61 price target on the life sciences company's stock. Illumina dropped from the $184.85 Monday close to $139.95 after hours. Physicians Financial Services Inc. now owns 733 shares of the life sciences company's stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter.

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Trader's Focus- Barrick Gold Corporation's (ABX)

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Barrick Gold Corporation and for the current quarter 17 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.21/share. However, Barrick continues to expect total gold production for 2016 in the range of 5.0-5.5 million ounces at a cost of sales applicable to gold of $5.2-$5.5 billion and all-in sustaining costs1 of $750-$790 per ounce.


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