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Markets Right Now: Stocks move higher on Wall Street

Wall Street rose on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected results from UnitedHealth Group, Netflix and Goldman Sachs Group, among others. " Netflix showed that the qualitative virtues often cited by bulls-secular growth of internet video, global scale, a commitment to quality content, and singular focus-could drive robust subscriber growth even in the face of well-documented headwinds", Anthony DiClemente, an analyst at Nomura Securities, wrote in a note to clients Tuesday, Bloomberg ...

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Government stops plans for pensioners to cash in annuities

But the Treasury pulled the plug on the plans after speaking to the industry, regulators and consumer groups. In a statement released this afternoon explaining the U-turn, the government said: "It has become clear that creating the conditions to allow a competitive market to emerge could not be balanced with sufficient consumer protections".

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A third of Iowa, Nebraska corn harvested; 62 pct of soybeans

Ninety-six percent of soybeans were dropping leaves or beyond, equal to the five-year average. The most active corn contract for December delivery fell 0.25 cents, or 0.07 percent, to 3.54 dollars per bushel.December wheat delivery added 2.75 cents, or 0.65 percent, to 4.2375 dollars per bushel.

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BEWARE: Police warn of 'killer knife-wielding clown' craze

Thames Valley Police said clowns were "tying up resources which could impact on calls to other incidents". "We are hoping that this craze will pass this week and we would urge the small minority of people still taking part to stop". However, in recent days, there have been reports of American folk fighting back with one clown-clad man beaten up on with a baseball bat on Thursday after attempting to scare a auto full of people.

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Clinton, Trump neck-and-neck in new Texas poll

After the 153,000 ballots were tallied, Clinton emerged victorious over Donald Trump, by a result of 52 percent to 35 percent. Republicans are not buying this. She added, "Specific instances of impropriety should be reported , so that credible claims can be immediately shared with proper authorities under law, including investigative agencies and law enforcement personnel".

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SL Green Breaks Ground on NYC's 2nd Tallest Tower

The owners have pledged $220 million to build a new transit hall with connections to Grand Central and East Side Access, to completely rebuild the 4, 5 and 6 subway line platforms in Grand Central and to construct a 14,000-square foot pedestrian plaza between 43rd and 44th streets on Vanderbilt Avenue, WCBS 880's Rich Lamb reported.

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Fed eyes raising rates 'relatively soon'

And speaking of data, nothing in the numbers released since the September FOMC meeting would indicate the case for raising rates has strengthened . Among the full 17 policymakers in attendance, there was further division over how much more economic data will be needed before a rise is implemented.

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$4 a month? Social Security recipients to get tiny increase

Millicent Graves, a retired veterinary technician, says Medicare and supplemental insurance premiums eat up almost a third of her $929 monthly Social Security payment. People who contributed to the Social Security program all of their careers no longer have the security that the program will be able to meet their future financial needs.

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Thai king death: Thousands throng streets for funeral procession

Thailand had been on tenterhooks in the days leading up to King Bhumibol's death. News presenters must also dress in black and white, which are both mourning colours in Thailand, and can not "broaden, analyse, or criticise" information on any royal funeral ceremonies.

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Gold holds gains on weaker dollar, rising stocks cap gains

EDT (1830 GMT), having fallen almost 0.6 percent on Friday to a one-week low of $1,247.01.USA gold futures GCcv1 settled up 0.1 percent at $1,256.6 per ounce. Consumer Price Index data put some pressure on the precious metal Tuesday morning, which rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3% from a month earlier. The RealClearPolitics average of national opinion polls shows Clinton now leading Donald Trump by 7.1 percentage points, at 46 percent to 38.9 percent.

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Bimstec: Strong measures needed against states backing terror

While defending Pakistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying also said the world community should "seriously tackle" countries and organisations involved in promoting terrorism. With over $46 billion at stake in the form of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that transverses through Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), China does not seem to have taken well India's punitive surgical strikes across the Line of Control in the region.

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Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) Given "Outperform" Rating at Macquarie

Benchmark Co. raised their price target on shares of Take-Two Interactive Software from $45.92 to $51.79 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, September 28th. For the next 5 years, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.is expecting Growth of 21.26% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 43.22% per annum.

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About 200 Nations Agree At Kigali Summit To Phase Out Green Gases

President Barack Obama praised the deal as "an ambitious and far-reaching solution to this looming crisis". As an amendment to the Montreal Protocol , the Kigali accord is legally binding, making it stronger than the initial deal in Paris.

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China's economic growth holds steady at 6.7 percent

While fears of a hard landing appear to have eased, recent data also have highlighted growing imbalances in China's economy, with growth increasingly reliant on government spending as private investment falls to record lows. China's economy is gradually transitioning to a greater reliance on consumption, compared to a previous emphasis on manufacturing, but the transformation hasn't been all smooth sailing; the country logged 6.9 percent growth in 2015, its slowest pace in 25 years.

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Inflation Rose 0.3% in September

The rate was the highest since November 2014. But underlying inflation showed signs of moderating amid a slowdown in the pace of increases in healthcare costs after recent robust gains. Gasoline accounted for more than half of the increase in the CPI last month. Americans also paid more for electricity, with prices posting their biggest gain since December 2014.

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Sanaa Welcomes Ban's Call to Launch Probe into War Crimes in Yemen

The USS Mason (DDG 87), a guided missile destroyer, arrives at Port Canaveral, Florida, April 4, 2003. The USS Mason did not return fire, the official said, adding that the incident took place just north of the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen's southern coast.

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In 4 Millennials Prefer Meteor Strike To Clinton Or Trump, Poll Finds

Rather than choose between Clinton and Trump, 39 percent of respondents said they would prefer for Obama to remain in office, and 26 percent replied that they would prefer to select a president through a random lottery. Respondents were asked to choose their preference in the race for president, with Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump 61-22, with Gary Johnson at 9 percent and Jill Stein at 5 percent.

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Australians visit suspects detained in China gambling probe

Bishop did not provide details about the employees' conditions or the Chinese investigation. Sponsored Content: What are your agency's current data storage solutions? They have been caught up in an apparent crackdown on overseas tours for high rollers.

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Man pleads guilty to taking dead mom's Social Security money

Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get only tiny increases in benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. We can also adopt the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly so the cost-of-living increases more accurately reflect seniors' spending habits. Retirees also spend a bigger proportion of their money on health care, for which prices have risen faster than overall inflation.

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Father's comments were inappropriate, offensive: Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump , who has helped the Trump campaign with outreach to women voters , said she isn't bothered by some of the more shocking accusations that have emerged about her father. Melania Trump's image was used in a negative ad campaign during the Republican primary, but there is no evidence that the Clintons were involved. Cruz also denied involvement.

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Melania Trump Blames Billy Bush For Provoking Donald's Remark About Grabbing Pussy

Even as she defends her husband, Melania Trump is willing to go only so far. Trump's wife seemed to echo some of his claim that there is a conspiracy out to derail his campaign. Twitter is filled with negativity - a phenomenon that might be somewhat improved, if only her husband stopped insulting and attacking people . As for the video that captured her husband boasting of his unwanted sexual advances, she portrayed her husband's remarks to " Access Hollywood " host Billy ...

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Theo Walcott makes honest admission about Arsenal and the Premier League table

In doing so, the ex-Southampton youth brought his haul for the season to seven in nine games, which is remarkable given how out of sorts he looked for the Gunners last season. Wenger recently claimed that he requires "a good bank" to fulfil the duo's wage demands but, with other clubs potentially looking to swoop in next year, the Frenchman is still unsure whether they will commit.

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Volume Popping Today for Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK)

There are 18 equity research firms suggesting a Hold and 3 consider it Sell. 25 analysts projected Price Targets for Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link . Also, Director Archie W. Dunham acquired 350,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 22nd.

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Judge drops charge against 'Democracy Now' reporter

Goodman's coverage caught images of protesters attaching themselves to construction tools in hopes of causing delays, but also showed Dakota Access Pipeline security guards physically assaulting nonviolent protesters, pepper-spraying them and allowing guard dogs to bite some of them.

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Hue Jackson: New England Patriots are what Cleveland Browns want to be

Brady, now in his 17th season, has expressed a desire to play into his 40s and burnish his legacy - which may or may not have been tarnished by his nasty dispute with the NFL. The Bears (1-4) lost despite putting up more than 500 yards total offense. "Super great", Gronk said of having his quarterback back. He's our guy, " Gronkowski said.

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Social Security Recipients To Get Tiny Increase In Benefits

Today's announcement follows a zero 2016 COLA . By law, increases in premiums for most Medicare recipients can not exceed their Social Security COLA. Also, a FERS COLA is reduced if the inflation count exceeds 2 percent, a provision that hasn't applied since the 2012 boost. He failed to advise Social Security that it was making payments erroneously.

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Belgian foreign minister's Twitter hacked, profane message sent aimed at Canada

Canada's Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland, said Monday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would cancel his trip without a deal. CETA - which would eliminate 98 per cent of tariffs between Canada and European Union states - is seen by many as a blueprint for the much larger and more controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated with the U.S.

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Louisiana graduation rate at all time high

However, Michigan, has shown continuous improvement in the graduation rate being up slightly every school year since 2010-11. Officials said previous year that the new Common Core-aligned tests likely spurred higher education standards across the board.

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Tabcorp and Tatts in talks to create $10 billion gaming behemoth

The deal, which expects to be complete by mid-2017, will be implemented via a Tatts Scheme of Arrangement that will see Tatts shareholders receive 0.8 Tabcorp shares plus 42.5¢ cash for each Tatts share. "It comes at a time of escalating competition from new business models and rapid consolidation of gaming and wagering companies globally", Mr Boon said.

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Mourinho says more was expected from Pogba against Liverpool

We had control of the game - there were two awesome saves by David de Gea it's true but they were out of context. After being given the go-ahead he added: "He had a good game and I am happy for him because people with responsibilities put a lot of pressure on him and it was very hard for him to have a good performance, which he had".

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Melania Trump Defends Donald, Says He Was 'Egged On' by Billy Bush

In the interviews, Melania Trump deemed the celebrity businessman's comments on the leaked tape "offensive to me and they were inappropriate". I understand what you mean, but there are people out there who maybe went too far. And she repeated her husband's assertion, which he makes without supporting evidence, that the media and Clinton campaign are working in tandem to sink the Republican nominee's campaign.

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'The Accountant' No. 1 at box office on strength of Ben Affleck

It can be counted as the continuation of the wonderful partnership Affleck keeps with Warner Bros., as their 2014 collaboration " Gone Girl " was a huge hit and reportedly collected over $360 million at the box office. The film, which has been in theaters for just two-weeks at this point, has already grossed $46.56M domestically. Coming in third place was last week's victor, Universal's The Girl on the Train, adding an additional $12 million to its gross.

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Modi warns ministers against 'chest thumping' on surgical strikes

It is the BJP and the media, which have attributed word "saboot", which is not there at all in Kejriwal's footage", said Sisodia. But what could be the reason that he still refuses to believe the Indian army, after conclusive evidence by the Indian media?"Now that there is ample evidence in the media, we wish Kejriwal also starts blunting the Pakistani propaganda".

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UN Security Council condemns N Korea failed missile launch

South Korea's military said on October 16 that North korea had test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile which ended in failure. The UN Security Council on Monday denounced North Korea's latest test of a powerful missile that one leading U.S.

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Manufacturing in New York state slides again in October

The headline general business conditions index, published by the bank on Monday and based on responses from around 100 manufacturing executives within the state, contracted to -6.8 in October marking the third month in a row that manufacturing firms in New York State have reported a modest decline in business activity.


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