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Syria denies Chlorine gas attack in Aleppo

The defence ministry said the raids also destroyed a weapons storage facility and a training camp for IS fighters to the north and southeast. The United Nations said on Thursday it was talking to Russian Federation about a "workable humanitarian pause" in fighting in Aleppo and that three hours a day was "not enough" to help up to two million civilians trapped in the divided Syrian city.

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Rajan keeps Indian policy rate on hold at last RBI review

The RBI had maintained the same repo rate in is previous monetary policy review in June. In its August policy statement, the RBI stated that "Easy liquidity conditions are already prompting banks to modestly transmit past policy rate cuts through their MCLRs and pro-active liquidity management should facilitate more pass-through".

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Angola maintains position as Africa's top oil producer in July

U.S. Gulf Coast cracking margins were $5.06 per barrel (-$0.03 per barrel month-on-month) with utilization of 87 percent. West Texas Intermediate for September delivery lost as much as 43 U.S. Almost all of the decline in US oil production has been onshore in theLower 48, while offshore production in the Gulf of Mexico increased. The last time producers met to discuss measure to tighten oil supplies and prop up prices, in April, OPEC members were not able to agree on any measures.

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Annaly Capital Management Incorporated (NYSE:NLY) Shorted Shares Decreased By 28.49%

These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.28/share and a High Estimate of $0.33/share. The company has a PEG ratio of 5.70. Return on equity (ROE) was noted as -10.80% while return on investment (ROI) was 0.60%. The stock has been given a mean "HOLD" rating after the consensus analysis of "9" Analysts. Investors evaluating NLY stock at the current market price of $11.25/share should know the company will next release quarterly results for the September 2016 quarter.

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Reserve Bank slashes OCR to record low

The dollar index, which measures the greenback's value against a basket of six major currencies, last traded at 95.691.DXY =USD, holding within sight of a near one-week low of 95.442 set on Wednesday. Crude oil prices dropped last night as U.S. government forecasters raised their outlook for domestic production, bringing more concerns about a global glut of crude oil.

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Brokerage Firm Rating on Manulife Financial Corp (MFC)

Several executives took part in recent insider activity for the stock. SEC that Keith Herron, who works for Regions Financial Corp , and is now the SEVP did an insider sale on 11/08/2016. The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 3rd. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 0.

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Oil falls on U.S. crude inventory build, record Saudi output

Global oil prices declined nearly 15 percent in July over concerns oversupply of crude and finished products would delay the rebalancing of the market. On the downside, the agency cut its forecast for global demand in 2017 and warned that a "massive overhang" of stock is likely to keep pressure on the commodity.

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Ryan Lochte follows Michael Phelps, probably for the last time

Terrill, Reuters/Marcos Brindicci)(Left) Phelps outside the pool at the World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan in 2001. After realizing his mistake, the broadcaster said, "I apologize, I got my lanes mixed up". World record holder Rikke Moller Pedersen of Denmark was last, 3.44 seconds behind Kaneto. Through his five Olympic appearances he's progressed from one of the youngest American Olympians ever during his debut at 15 in Sydney, to the most decorated in history with 25 medals, 21 of ...

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Joey Logano sets sights on another road course win

Keselowski spun Martin Truex Jr. with four laps remaining, but it was Joey Logano who took advantage to finish second behind Hamlin. The race, which featured seven cautions and two red flag stoppages, was shaping up as another duel between Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch in the closing laps.

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Vail Resorts to acquire Whistler Blackcomb in C$1.39 billion deal

Additionally, Vail Resorts plans to retain most of the Whistler Blackcomb employees. Greenhill & Co served as financial adviser to Whistler Blackcomb while Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP were its legal advisers.

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Rio Olympics: Ohio's Kayla Harrison wins judo gold

MMA isn't like that. Harrison added: "Being a two-time Olympic champion is an wonderful thing but the Fearless Foundation isn't about me; it is about helping people that need help". There were few peaks Harrison, 26, failed to climb during a 10-year global judo career. Harrison already held the record as the only American to ever win gold in judo in the Olympics and now she adds to her incredible resume with a second gold medal in consecutive games.

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Penny Oleksiak wins gold!

Making history as the first black woman swimmer to win an individual Olympic title for the US, Manuel spoke of her desire to change attitudes and addressed some of the issues head-on. The other went to 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak . Young Simone wanted to keep up with them. She wants to major in communications . Teammate Aly Raisman took silver - and her moment was palpable when she landed her final jump on the floor routine and immediately began crying because she knew she'd ...

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Australian Is King of Speed at Pool for 1st Time Since 1968

That part of the race is his office, his playground. When his muscles started to combust, it wasn't a warning that he was about to fade. "Deep down, after his swimming is over, I reckon he'll have a kick somewhere". who has her place in society".In fencing, Tunisia's Ines Boubakri became the first African woman to win a medal in the sport with a bronze in the individual foil, dedicating her achievement to "the Arab woman.

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Murphy wins 200 backstroke for 2nd Rio gold

They have known each other for a long time. Michael Phelps wraps up his lifelong swimming career this weekend in Rio, but local swimmers say he will inspire generations of swimmers to come. On Wednesday, she continued her winning streak, giving Team USA their only gold medal win in what was an unusually disappointing performance in the pool that night.

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Arianna Huffington Is Leaving Her Namesake Media Company

In an April interview with Refinery29 global editor-in-chief Christene Barberich, Huffington said she was inspired to take on the cause after seeing "how burnout had become absolutely normal". Arianna Huffington was one of the first to create a digital-only media outlet; essentially, she created a new model in the business of journalism that countless others would follow.

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Families Of Dead Samsung Workers Demand Justice

Ko Dong-woo, a director at the Labor Ministry, said Friday that the ministry took the AP report seriously and would ensure officials properly evaluate information requests from workers seeking government compensation for work-related illnesses.

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Just-Released NBC News Poll Gives Clinton 9 Point Jump Over Trump

Clinton almost tied Trump among men in the NBC-WSJ poll and enjoys a 22-point swing - she now leads by 8 points - in the McClatchy-Marist survey. Libertarian Gary Johnson comes in a distant third at 8 percent, while 3 percent support Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

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Donald Trump tries to walk claim Obama founded ISIS: 'Sarcasm'

Asked how he planned to reverse Clinton's advantage, Trump said he simply planned to do "the same thing I'm doing right now". "If you're a credible candidate and you're running against Barack Obama, by all means take him to task for inaction in Syria, take him to task for his actions in Libya", he said.

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Department stores hope to recapture their appeal

Kohl's Corporation ( Kohl's ) is a specialty department store. "We operate in a fast-changing world, and our company is moving forward decisively to build further on Macy's heritage as a preferred shopping destination for fashion, quality, value and convenience", said Terry J.

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Marijuana Has No Medical Value, To Remain Illegal Under Federal Law: DEA

The District of Columbia and 25 states now allow the use of marijuana for a wide variety of medical conditions. A man rolls a marijuana cigarette as a large group gathered near the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Trenton, N.J.

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Delta Still Dealing With Backlog

Delta is canceling almost 250 flights on Tuesday as it recovers from a systemwide computer outage . All departing flights were kept on the ground by Monday's outage and sporadic departures began about 8:40 a.m. The airline is offering refunds to passengers on canceled or "significantly delayed" flights. Frustrated travelers are still facing long lines and severe delays as Delta has cancelled hundreds more flights Tuesday.

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Four more Zika cases confirmed in Missouri

Zika can cause a range of brain abnormalities in developing fetuses, including microcephaly, a condition in which a baby's brain and skull are smaller than normal. Florida Governor Rick Scott toured the Wynwood area of Miami Thursday, the site of at least 15 "home grown" cases of Zika, apparently spread by local mosquitoes.

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Ruby Tuesday closing 95 locations nationwide

There are 724 Ruby Tuesday restaurants as of May 31. The initiative also includes improving its "food and beverage offering, diving environment and services at its namesake brand through a Fresh New Menu, Fresh New Garden Bar, and Fresh Experience", according to a release.

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Stocks close modestly lower as oil slumps

The stock rose $6.19, or 18.2 percent, to $40.19. The S&P 500 index added 10 points, or 0.5%, to 2,186. That's a gain of 0.13 percent from its previous high last Friday. Tiffany rose $2.31, or 3.6 percent, to $65.98. The US government will close out the week with reports on retail sales, business inventories and producer inflation on Friday.

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US stock indexes move higher in afternoon trading; oil up

Beating its record high from last Friday, the S&P 500 rose by 0.5 per cent to close at 2,185.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial average gained 117.86 points to 18,613.52. Robust U.S. economic data also helped on Thursday, with a report showing the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to 266,000 from 269,000 the week earlier.

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IEA says 2017 oil demand lower on Brexit

Oil demand growth will weaken more than expected in 2017 as a climate of economic insecurity continues, according to the world's leading energy body. US stockpiles of crude oil and refined products rose by 2.5 million barrels in the week ended August 5 to 1.39 billion barrels. "The massive overhang of stocks is also keeping a lid on prices, with both newly produced and stored crude competing for market share in an increasingly volatile refinery margin environment,"the IEA added".

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Trump says Obama-IS remark was sarcasm

Trump first made the charge at a rally Wednesday in Florida, claiming the terror group , also known as Islamic State, or ISIL, "honors" Obama . Trump first made the comments about Obama founding ISIS in a Wednesday speech, referring to president by including his middle name, "Barack Hussein Obama".

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USA adds 255000 jobs in July, wages rise as unemployment rate unchanged

In June, U.S. employers added 292,000 jobs to payrolls, according to today's BLS figures. It shows the economy from a labor perspective is heading in the direction that the Fed wants. The number of people employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers, because they could not find full-time work or had their hours cut back) was at 5.9 million in July.

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Obama Is Founder of Islamic State Group

At the North Carolina rally he said that if Mrs Clinton were elected and appointed left-wing judges to the US Supreme Court there was nothing people could do. "I was gonna hit one guy in particular, a very little guy. You never joke about something like that ". "But it's unclear at what level in the campaign structure the conversations occurred", the network reported today .

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Donald Trump hints at Hillary Clinton assassination

DONALD TRUMP: It's called pay-for-play. A great way to avoid having to explain, defend or clean up reckless and careless remarks is for Trump not to say them in the first time . "And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won't be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump ", he added. "He made a career out of stiffing small businesses".

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Eskom says signs wage deal with unions

Solidarity, which was part of the negotiations, did not embark on strike action. However, the power utility said it appeared only between 1,500 and 2,000 of its employees had stayed away from work this week. Before Friday's breakthrough, NUM already revised down its demand of a 12% wage increase to 10% for the lowest paid workers and 8.5% for the highest paid workers, said Mammburu.

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Nationwide Pledge to Savers As Profits Rise

That came as the Swindon-based group saw profit in the first quarter of its financial year, which ended on 30 June, rose from £379m to £401m. Stiff competition for mortgage customers has eroded margins at Nationwide, the country's biggest building society, which has nevertheless pledged to pass on the recent rate cut to its borrowers while shielding savers from the effects.

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Wallington Asset Management buys $11895326 stake in CVS Health Corp (CVS)

CVS Health Corp makes up approximately 0.44% of California Public Employees Retirement System's portfolio. Inc. increased its stake in CVS Health Corporation by 100.3% in the fourth quarter. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. Underperform rating was given by 0 analyst and Outperform rating was given by 1 analyst.

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US retail sales flat in July after 3 months of solid gains

The U.S. economy had produced three straight months of positive retail sales growth before the disappointment in July. Sales at auto dealerships increased 1.1 percent in July after rising 0.5 percent in June. Electronic and appliances stores saw a 0.1% drop. Sales at gasoline stations plunged 2.7%, largely a reflection of lower gas prices and not by itself a major concern.

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School officials offer guidance on meal prices, eligibility

Parents should let the school know if any children in the household attending school are not listed in the letter, Copperas Cove Independent School District stated in a news release. Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio's Healthy Start and Healthy Families programs.


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