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Article 50 ruling gives sterling a shot in the arm

The court ruling offered hope to markets anxious that Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet is set on an economically disruptive "hard Brexit", with investors reckoning lawmakers - a majority of whom supported staying in the European Union in June's referendum - will push for Britain to keep access to Europe's single market.

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Clinton Dips Below 270 Electoral Votes In New Projection

A more fair way of allocating the electoral votes would be to award a percentage of the electoral votes awarded to each candidate based on the percentage of the popular vote that the candidate attracts. Image credit: "Electoral College 2016" by Cg-realms. Every four years, the debate over the United States' continued use of its Electoral College reemerges.

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Martin Flanagan: BoE keeps interest rate powder dry

The central bank now forecasts the United Kingdom economy will grow by 1.4 per cent next year, up from a forecast of 0.8 per cent growth made in August. That looks likely to deter the Bank's rate-setters from further action on cutting interest rates until next year. The Bank forecasts consumer price index (CPI) to increase to 2.7% in 2017 and 2018, breaching the Bank of England's 2% inflation target.

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Cubs Celebration Parade Departs Wrigley Field

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner declared Friday as "World Champion Chicago Cubs Day" statewide. Huge crowds of Chicago Cubs fans were gathered outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago as the Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. With the blessing of the Harry Caray estate and Chicago's WGN network, a team from Budweiser and the agency VaynerMedia in NY culled through archives of yesteryear's games between the Cubs and the Indians, and also games with big finishes, to set up the illusion.

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US employers add solid 161K jobs; wages up by most since '09

Every month Labor guesses at how many undetectable jobs may have been created or destroyed. Yet many companies are shedding workers. Economists had expected a figure of around 178,000 jobs. "The increase in wage growth and reduction in participation reduces some of the tailwinds to the idea that a rising participation rate reduces wage pressure and would allow for a more gradual pace of rate hikes", he said.

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Where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on the issues

On Wednesday in Las Vegas, Clinton asked supporters at a local pipe fitters union hall to "imagine with me what it would be like to have Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office come next January". By this time next week we will have a replacement for Barack Obama but just who will it be? In spite of a close race in national polling, Trump's path to victory remained narrow.

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Randgold Resources Limited: 3rd Quarter Results

HSBC reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Randgold Resources in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. With the last stock price close up -4.53% from the 200-day moving average, compared to the S&P 500 which has decreased -0.02% over the same period.

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'White House's praise of FBI chief blow to Clinton Campaign'

In a sworn deposition taken in June as part of a lawsuit filed by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, Abedin was asked about what devices she had used to send or receive messages from her account on the clintonemail.com server. When told by "GMA" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos the FBI is describing any focus on Manafort and Page as preliminary inquiries, not investigations, Mook called on Comey to be more forthcoming.

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MUFG Americas Holdings Corp Cuts Stake in Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB)

The firm owned 175,940 shares of the company's stock after selling 1,324 shares during the period. Cambridge Trust Co.'s holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corp. Equities research analysts forecast that Kimberly-Clark Corp. will post $6.00 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Credit Agricole SA downgraded Kimberly-Clark Corp.

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Magna International Inc. Announces 7% Rise In Q3 Earnings

The company reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.20 by $0.09. The company's revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter past year. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 5,709 shares of the company's stock worth $243,000 after buying an additional 394 shares in the last quarter. A number of analysts recently commented on the company.

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Woodfibre to begin building Canada LNG project in 2017

Premier Christy Clark declared the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant near Squamish to be a go at an event November 4, even though the chief of the partnering First Nation called the liquefied natural gas project announcement premature. Woodfibre estimated that the project would bring about 650 construction jobs per year to Squamish over a two-year period, 100 full-time jobs to the terminal, and a dozen or so administration-related jobs to the area.

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The US adds 161K jobs in October

As Elise Gould at the Economic Policy Institute noted in a tweet, the next President wan economy that's close to full employment - signaling a tightening labor market, and more competition for workers. But Hamrick was disappointed by the lack of job growth in the manufacturing sector, a group of workers who have garnered substantial attention in the 2016 campaigns.

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Berenberg Bank Analysts Give Pfizer Inc. (PFE) a $38.00 Price Target

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on PFE. As of recent closing trade, the ask price and the bid price remained at 29.94 and 29.89 respectively. Stoneridge Partners Limited Company has 12,585 shares for 0.07% of their USA portfolio. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 8th.

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Fresh Del Monte Produce Announces Appointment Of President And Chief Operating Officer

That compares to $83.3 million in the third quarter of 2015. Market capitalisation for NYSE:FDP is $3,585,316,893.00 United States dollars. Net sales for the quarter were $950.2 million, up from $936.1 million in the quarter past year, according to a news release.

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Fox News forced to retract false report claiming Hillary Clinton indictment 'likely'

The Justice Department is seeking to interfere with an ostensible FBI criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton, US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday on a campaign swing through the pivotal state of Florida. The Associated Press reported this week that FBI agents seeking an investigation into the foundation talked to Justice Department lawyers last winter about allegations they wanted to pursue, but prosecutors were wary about the strength of the information they ...

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The Moment The Wrigley Field Marquee Flashed 'CUBS WIN!' After Game 7

All attendees must pass through security screening at entrances at Michigan Ave. and Jackson Blvd. and at Michigan Ave. and Congress Pkwy. The mayor's office recommended areas for fans to view the parade. The pair wore matching jerseys for first baseman Anthony Rizzo . The city's 390,000 public-school students will be able to attend. Closed water bottles will be allowed into the rally and food vendors will be on site.

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Clegg Says U.K. Lawmakers Will Pursue Soft Brexit in Parliament

Speaking in a parliamentary debate about the impact of Britain's European Union exit on financial services, which accounts for 12 percent of the county's economy, Kirby also said that the future of London's financial transactions clearing industry would be an important element of any Brexit deal.

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Philadelphia Commuters Hit Clogged Roads on Strike's Day 4

Regional rail lines experienced delays up to 30 minutes Thursday as a result of increased demand caused by the idling of city buses, trolleys and subways. Another Frustrating Evening Commute As SEPTA Strike Continues The negotiations seem to be taking a fiery turn in light of the remarks. The union said SEPTA is balking at no-cost reforms like giving employees more time to rest and go to the bathroom.

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Sabre Corp. (SABR) Given "Outperform" Rating at William Blair

The stock price is going above to its 52 week low with 34.27% and lagging behind from its 52 week high with -10.11%. Yesterday Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR ) traded -8.72% lower at $24.08. Webb sold 105,088 shares of Sabre Corp . stock in a transaction on Monday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.77, for a total value of $5,154,000.00.

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UK Newspapers Freak Out Over Brexit Ruling

The ruling by a panel consisting of Britain's Lord Chief Justice and two colleagues threatens to throw a wrench into the whole process, since a majority of current members of Parliament oppose Brexit. Addressing Thursday's ruling on Question Time, Mr Javid said the vast majority of MPs had backed legislation to bring forward a referendum on the UK's European Union membership in 2015 and the public had clearly voted in favour of leaving the EU.

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Peter Thiel says he isn't the only Silicon Valley insider supporting Trump

Quinn's answer to that is simply to complain that Thiel is trying to play the role of "heroic outsider"; and to assert that he is insensitive to those who "feel Trump's candidacy represents an existential threat", which is meant to be self-evident.

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Florida Hispanic back Clinton 60% to 30% over Donald Trump

Latino voters could tip the balance in key battleground states, like Florida . Instead of taking this advice to heart, Republican voters nominated the most anti-Latino presidential candidate in modern American electoral history. But the state has not voted for a Democratic president since 1996. Indeed, even red Texas is in play because of the Latino vote. 71% of Latino voters said the election is very important.

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Obama: Trump Presidency Would Put the Country 'at Risk'

She was greeted by a boisterous crowd of 15,000, one of her largest of the campaign. The ads focus on the renewed controversy surrounding Clinton's email server.In an ad titled "Corruption", an announcer says: "Hillary cut deals for donors".

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Apple iPhone sales fall despite Samsung woes

Revenue in the quarter, between July and September, was USA $46.9 billion, down 9 percent on the same period a year ago and exactly in line with analyst estimates . Worldwide sales accounted for 62% of the quarter's revenue. Falling iPhone sales have taken a bite out of Apple's earnings and revenue with earnings down by almost a third in Greater China, which is seen as Apple's big growth market.

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Tesla unveils solar roof tiles

Each of the four solar tiles will provide a different look to your roof and will be transparent to solar energy but will appear opaque if they are seen from a lower angle. Mr. Windham believes that high-end customers may be targeted with the solar roofs. Tesla and SolarCity are betting some healthy portion of these renovators will pay a premium for a solar shingles, generating power while looking great from the street.

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Equity Investment Corpga Lowers stake in PNC Financial Services Group Inc (PNC)

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on PNC Financial Services Group Inc . Retail Banking provides deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management and cash management services. The corporation has a market cap of US$17.14 Billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.86 EPS. The business's revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

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Large 'smiley' to illuminate Environment Ministry as Paris deal enters into force

The Paris agreement on climate change enters into force on Friday, marking the first time that governments have agreed legally binding limits to global temperature rises. "Climate change is a marathon, not a sprint, and the agreement sets a course for the marathon in the years ahead", said David Sandalow, inaugural fellow at the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy and a former undersecretary of energy in the Obama administration.

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Long term Growth Analysis of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX)

The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $1.40 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.08. Addyi might this year gross sales of less than $10 million, far short of the $1 billion targeted by next July, ending up hitting Sprout investors to the tune of millions of dollars of royalties, according to the complaint.

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Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) Earns Average Broker Rating Of Outperform

The stock traded with the volume of 2.85 Million in the last trading session. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.89 billion, a PE ratio of 275.63 and a beta of 1.19. The stock was bought at an average price of $18.60 per share, with a total value of $48,360.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

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Microsoft shows hardware clout with new offering

Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 is going to have its battery life enhanced so it lasts longer. Microsoft has introduced this model to satisfy the needs of potential Surface Book buyers who are not interested in the dedicated graphics option but want to have access to more storage than the base models can deliver.

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Polls show Trump closing in on Clinton

Patrick Butler, the Vice President, Programmes at the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ), described the American electoral system as "a confusing system and even most Americans don't understand it". "That's not what we need in our country, folks". "In four days we are going to win the state of New Hampshire , and we are going to win back the White House".

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Monster Beverage shares drop after results miss Street targets

The company's revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter previous year. Monster Beverage Corp. posted disappointing results in the latest quarter as the stronger USA dollar and distribution transitions continue to weigh on the energy-drink maker.

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US trade deficit in September at lowest level in 19 months

Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced through the Department of Commerce. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the trade gap decreasing to $37.8 billion in September after a previously reported $40.7 billion shortfall.

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Trump says he'd convene Congress to repeal ACA

Pence also sharply criticized Hillary Clinton as untrustworthy on the issue based on her track record. "If we don't repeal and replace Obamacare, we will destroy American health care forever", Trump charged in a speech outside Philadelphia.

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Susan Sarandon Goes Out on Limb to Endorse Jill Stein for President

But she's run out of time. Sarandon, a diehard liberal, doesn't trust Clinton at all. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) loss to Hillary Clinton in this year's Democratic primary, many of us experienced a myriad of feelings - but most of all we felt a loss of what seemed to be a hopeful beginning in American politics.


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