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HCA Holdings reiterated as Outperform By RBC Capital Markets

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on HCA. 07/07/2016 - Plains Group Holdings, L.P. was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Evercore ISI. The company posted revenue of $10270.00 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $10384.41 million. HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 12.6 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 7.2 percent.

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Senate Sets Hearing on AT&T-TW Deal (T, TWX)

On Oct. 25, AT&T set a price of $35 a month for a web-streaming TV service, DirecTV Now, that will include more than 100 channels when it debuts in November. "It's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few", the billionaire real estate magnate said at a recent rally. AT&T said it is still reviewing "which FCC licenses, if any, will be transferred to AT&T " from Time Warner .

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Indian High Commission official in Islamabad leaves for home

The officer said Akhtar had his bases covered and was gaining information about the government as well as security deployment in border areas. The high commissioner also said the detention contravened the 1961 Vienna Convention, Dawn News reported.

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Tough battle for huge AT&T, Time Warner merger

Separately, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), a member of the Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, sent a letter Monday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler expressing his "serious reservations" about the proposed deal, which he said "would give one of the nation's largest telecommunications providers control over a wide array of content".

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3 reasons the Fed will likely leave rates alone this week

In September and into the beginning of October, many analysts were betting on a November rate change, expecting the inflation data released last week to prompt yet another cut. Savers will have something extra to celebrate on Melbourne Cup day with the Reserve Bank tipped to keep interest rates on hold. Although inflation remains well below the RBA's desired 2-3%, it did show an annual rise of 1.3% - enough that financial markets have all but ruled out the chance of another rate cut.

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General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE:GGP)

Also, Director John K. Haley sold 3,400 shares of General Growth Properties stock in a transaction on Friday, August 5th. Citigroup Inc. raised their price target on General Growth Properties from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, August 8th.

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Russell Westbrook makes history with first 50-point triple-double since 1975

Bradley was 8 of 11 from beyond the arc and had 11 rebounds as the Celtics shot 75 percent from the field in the fourth quarter. Westbrook had 33 points, 12 rebounds and 16 assists against the Lakers. Toronto never led during the first three quarters but then pulled within one point on four occasions in the fourth, finally going ahead on a free throw from Kyle Lowry with 2:37 left.

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Chinese tech giant recalls webcams used in Dyn cyberattack

It said the biggest issue was users not changing default passwords , adding that, overall, its products were well protected from cyber security breaches. Changing the password, CNET explains, doesn't necessarily change the password coded into the device. Despite the surprise and devastation achieved during Friday's attack, it was not inevitable.

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Tesla: Gigafactory on pace to meet Model 3 demands

Tesla delivered a record 24,821 cars during the quarter, more than 300 more than estimated. The Silicon Valley electric vehicle company stood by its earlier target to produce 50,000 cars in the second half of the year, and made good on a promise to improve quarterly gross margins.

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AT&T-Time Warner Proposed Deal Draws Fire From Sanders, Clinton, Trump

AT&T and Time Warner disagree and pointed to DirectTV Now, the streaming video content service it is launching next month as evidence it won't price gouge. With 5G, "we will be head to head with cable companies", he said. Representatives for AT&T and Time Warner did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Spain's Rajoy faces 2nd Parliament vote that may end impasse

At the head of the Socialists since July 2014 when he won the first ever primaries organised by the party, Sanchez was a staunch opponent of conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, blasting the corruption scandals and spending cuts that marked his first term.

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Boston's busing history highlighted as John Oliver tackles school segregation

He explains how the 1964 Civil Rights Act managed to work around desegregating northern schools that weren't segregated in an official capacity. "And that one white guy is [film critic] Leonard Maltin, and he has to be there". Though Oliver saved his pointed barbs for NY, the fact that Northern states have a fraught history of school integration is not news for longtime Boston residents.

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Texas Permanent School Fund Lowers stake in General Electric Company (GE)

POR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. 08/18/2014 - Portland General Electric Company had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse. will post $1.49 EPS for the current year. The business's revenue was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 17th.

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Narendra Modi praises Sardar Patel for uniting India

As part of owning up all the national leaders before independence, the BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi is trying to highlight Gandhi, Sardar Patel and even Ambedkar. "Vallabhbhai Patel played an important role in incorporating princely states into the nation". He organised relief for refugees fleeing from Punjab and Delhi and led efforts to restore peace across the nation.

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Qualcomm ramps up IoT strategy with $47bn NXP acquisition

We talked about the possibility a week ago and Qualcomm has confirmed it today. On Sept. 19, ON acquired Fairchild in a $2.4 billion deal, part of a worldwide trend of consolidation in the chip-making industry. Bradshaw says the deal is an obvious one for Qualcomm , especially in anticipation of self-driving cars. Communications and surveillance company L-3 Communications gave up $12.75, or 8.6 percent, to $135.96 after it posted weak sales.

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U.S. polls narrow as Clinton grapples with email fallout

In multiple appearances on Fox News, Trump defended Bill Clinton against claims of racism, calling him at one point, "the least racist person that you will ever meet". Florida and North Carolina were still tilting toward Clinton, according to the States of the Nation results. Mr. Gold, a Jewish New Yorker who moved to the Sunshine State two decades ago, is an unexpected rider on the Trump train, and his unbridled excitement about upending the status quo in Washington demonstrates the ...

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FBI Agents Knew of Abedin Emails for Weeks Before Briefing Comey

The new batch of emails is from a laptop that Clinton aide Huma Abedin shared with her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner. But they nearly certainly won't be able to finish their analysis in time for election day - sources universally suggest that it's going to take the Federal Bureau of Investigation more than 9 days to look over 650,000 emails.

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Mobile and YouTube fuel profits surge for Google's Alphabet

GOOG closed Thursday's trading at $795.35, down $3.72 or 0.47% on the Nasdaq. Revenues rose 20 percent year-on-year to USD 22.45 billion, and operating profit increased to USD 5.77 billion from USD 4.71 billion, leading to an increase in the margin to 34 percent from 33 a year ago.

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Iceland's Parliamentary Elections: The Party Balance Changes

General view at the Iceland's parliament, Althing, at centre, in Reykjavik , Iceland, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, ahead of upcoming Parliamentary Elections. Iceland's anti-establishment Pirate Party is set to make gains from Saturday's parliamentary elections, partial results show. A kingmaker in government negotiations could be Vidreisn, or Renewal, liberal party formed this year that advocates Iceland joining the European Union.

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Hillary Clinton email investigation: FBI obtains warrant to search newly found emails

A second law enforcement official also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was aware for a period of time about the emails before Comey was briefed, but the second official wasn't more specific. "We have one ultimate check on Hillary's corruption, and that is the power of the vote", Trump told supporters Sunday at a rally in Las Vegas. Several Clinton campaign officials said they were "standing by" Abedin but last night pressure was said to be mounting, including from within the ...

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Eurozone inflation edges up as low oil price impact fades

It was up by 1.6 percent from the same period previous year. Consumer price inflation, the key measure of price growth, came in at 0.5% year-on-year in October, matching the forecasts of economists polled before the release. Until now the ECB's negative interest rate policy (NIRP) has not managed to stimulate inflation, although president Mario Draghi has repeatedly said that he and other senior bank officials are convinced the measures are working.

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Twitter is slashing 9% of its global workforce

Twitter's net income was $91.7 million, up from 2015's comparable three-month period, when the company reported profit of $67 million. During the same period a year ago, Twitter had brought in revenue of $569 million and earnings of 10 cents per share.

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Qualcomm Confirms $47B Acquisition of NXP Semiconductors

The deal is structured to use offshore cash flow in a tax-efficient manner to rapidly reduce leverage, Qualcomm said. Qualcomm (QCOM) is back on the offensive with a $47 billion bet on Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors (NXPI). "This feels like the type of ambition that is Qualcomm ", Mollenkopf said in an interview on Thursday. "Will all the trucks be driverless, in five years?" Newspaper publishers Gannett and Tronc, the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing, both slumped ...

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Trump Insists He's Going to Win US Election

The final push before Election Day is just as much about cash as it is about energy. Some high-profile stumbles worldwide - including opinion polls that missed Colombia's October 2 rejection of a peace deal - underscore how technological, social and cultural shifts have made polling more hard than ever.

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Eagles let NFC East road game get away, with another coming

It happened again with him moving around to find Jason Witten wide open for the OT game victor. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Patriots quarterback Tom Brady asserted his on-field ownership of the Bills again, matching an National Football League record in beating them for the 26th time .

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SunTrust Banks Equities Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Procter & Gamble Co. (PG)

Global X Management Co. Catamount Wealth Management raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co.by 96.0% in the first quarter. It has been suggested as "Buy Opinions" from 8 and 0 issued "Sell Thoughts" for the stock. Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG)'s mean target price, which is on a consensus basis according to Wall Street sell-side analysts is $93.333. Procter & Gamble Co makes up approx 4.80% of Horan Capital Management's portfolio.Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Management Inc ...

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Centaur Media Plc (CAU) Earns "Buy" Rating from Numis Securities Ltd

Royal Bank Of Canada restated an "outperform" rating and set a GBX 65 ($0.79) price target on shares of Debenhams Plc in a report on Monday, July 18th. Inchcape plc has a 12 month low of GBX 574.00 and a 12 month high of GBX 803.50. The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 24th.

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Landstar System Inc. (LSTR) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.05 EPS

Landstar System Inc. has a 1-year low of $53.03 and a 1-year high of $72.97. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. In 2015, Landstar reported third quarter earnings of 90 cents diluted EPS, and revenue of $842 million. Landstar System , Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR) has declined 0.72% since March 17, 2016 and is downtrending.

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Antonio Conte cautious on title chances after Chelsea extend winning run

Ivanovic still has a couple of years left in him at the top level and Eagles boss Alan Pardew is known to be on the look out for defensive reinforcements as he continues to struggle with injuries at the back. "I saw great commitment, work rate -with the ball and without it". "I think he is a complete midfielder, not only a defensive midfielder". "A bit of time in the future, yes, after I think eight, 10 [more] games, I can tell our target".

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CenturyLink to merge with Level 3 Communications in $34B deal

Based on CenturyLink shares reference price of $28, that values Level 3's stock at $66.50, or a 23% premium to Monday's closing price. CenturyLink plans to acquire internet backbone company Level 3 Communications in a US$34 billion cash and stock deal that aims to consolidate the networks and customers of the two companies.

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United Kingdom runway decision delayed again

He said: "I would like to see more flights to Prestwick however I think the benefit of the memorandum of understanding between the Scottish Government and Heathrow would be to bring direct jobs to Prestwick area and the Airport itself". Gatwick insists its plan costs less and will be much easier to deliver but Treasury officials are thought to favour Heathrow because of its relative proximity to other population centres.

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Sony cuts annual profit outlook by 10%

The company had announced the sale in July without disclosing a price, but warned the deal would likely negatively impact earnings. Some analysts , such as the Credit Suisse Group, however, feel that Sony got away for less, as the likely impairment charges should have been around 40 billion yen.

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Everton FC to pay all staff the Living Wage

At the same time in Glasgow, 100 representatives from living wage accredited employers gathered at the Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre to celebrate the new rate. "We need strong unions who can negotiate with employers and win fair pay for their members, along with a rise in the government's minimum wage". Annette Bell, co-founder of the Bell Group said: "The majority of our staff were already paid well above the living wage, however becoming accredited meant that we could renew ...

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BAT and Reynolds to create £130bn colossus

Reynolds owns Pall Mall, the biggest United States low-priced brand, Newport, the top-selling menthol cigarette, and Camel, a mid-market name that is the third-biggest seller in the US. BAT acquired its stake in Reynolds American in 2004 in a move that saw it fold its Brown & Williamson business. The London-listed company noted that Reynolds' 2015 purchase of United States tobacco behemoth Lorillard, the manufacturer of the Blu e-cigarette, had "strengthened" the USA group.

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Qualcomm Buys NXP in Industry's Largest Merger

Qulacomm Inc. has announced that it will be acquiring NXP Semiconductors NV in order to fast track its way into the automotive industry as it tries to expand beyond the smartphone market. The company said it expects the deal to significantly add to adjusted earnings immediately upon its closing, and generate $500 million of cost savings annually within two years after the deal closes.


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