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In turnaround, commodities giant Glencore to resume dividend

The Switzerland-based company said it was so pleased with its progress that it would reinstate its dividend payments next year, and said it had set aside $1.0 billion for dividend payments to in 2017. It also said it had divested $6.3 billion in assets, compared to the $1.2 billion it had expected to divest. Glencore had been compared to failed United States investment bank Lehman Brothers in late 2015 when sharp declines in Glencore's key commodities of copper, oil, coal and zinc forced ...

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US consumer spending, incomes rose in October

Personal spending climbed 0.3% in October following an upwardly revised 0.7% increase a month earlier, missing forecasts for a 0.5% gain. Personal income increased by 0.6% (0.4% forecast, ) boosted by higher employee compensation and interest on investments.

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Oil Deal Marks New Era For OPEC

Goldman Sachs wrote in a research note earlier this week that the "p$3 rice risk is likely skewed to the upside heading into Wednesday", adding that "even in the absence of a cut, we expect the oil market to move into deficit by the second half of 2017".

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MK Dons confirm deals for Robbie Neilson and Stevie Crawford

According to Wednesday's Scottish Sun , Cathro has emerged as the favourite to succeed Neilson. But Benitez, who is aware of interest in the 30-year-old, claims Hearts have not been in touch with St James' Park. "We played against a Premier League team and for a long time we were the better team, we had a lot of chances, and then when we scored we needed to manage the situation better".

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Today, Jefferies Group Raises Homeserve plc (HSV) Price Target to GBX 560

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PRU. According to this price target, it now means the analyst believes there is a potential increase of 53.58% from the company's current share price of 146.5. If you are reading this story on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright & trademark law.

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Trump to take victory lap at factory, rally

What's more, rather than battering the company into submission, the deal was essentially done by showering Carrier in taxpayer money; as the company said in a press release explaining its change in heart, "incentives offered by the state were an important consideration".

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Johnson privately backs European Union free movement

Corroborating the remarks, an ambassador for a third country said that he was "shocked" by the Government's shambolic diplomacy. Another said: He [Johnson] did say he was personally in favour of free movement, as it corresponds to his own beliefs.

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US telecom network provider Zayo to buy Electric Lightwave for $1.4 bln

Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -82.6 percent, Return on Equity of -113.3 percent and Return on Investment of -103 Percent. In the past 30 days, 5 estimates have gone higher for Zayo Group while 1 have gone lower in the same time period.

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Free rapid HIV testing marks World AIDS Day

In 2015, more than 32,000 men were reported to be infected with the virus through homosexual activities. Websites such as Worldaidsday.org continue to try increase understanding, busting blood transfusion and sexual practice myths while trying to allay initially widespread stigma and superstition.

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Mortgage rates reach highs not seen in more than a year

If some sort of fiscal stimulus is passed in early 2017, which includes infrastructure spending and tax cuts, it is likely to result in higher real economic growth, but higher growth from expansionary fiscal policy will be at least partially offset by higher interest rates.

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No old notes for fuel from Saturday, toll collection to resume

The earlier deadline was December 15, a PTI report said. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced, on November 8, the cancellation of the legal tender character of old Rs. This deadline was extended twice. While withdrawing exemption on purchase of air tickets at airports, the ministry said: "It is observed that air ticketing counters have facilities to accept non cash/digital payments".

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What are Research Firms Saying About WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX)?

WPX Energy ( NYSE:WPX ) opened at 15.54 on Wednesday. WPX Energy has a 12-month low of $2.53 and a 12-month high of $15.63. After $-0.17 actual EPS reported by WPX Energy Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

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The Charles Schwab Corporation's (SCHW): Stock in the Trader's Radar

The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink . The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 79.54% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -2.22%. Barclays PLC boosted their price target on The Charles Schwab Corp . from $29.00 to $34.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 9th.

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Green Party presidential candidate sues for hand recount

Stein is also seeking recounts in Pennsylvania and MI, where she filed a petition for a hand recount Wednesday. The recount campaign was prompted by initial concerns raised by Cybersecurity expert J Alex Halderman and constitutional law and voting rights lawyer John Bonifaz who said statistical data indicates the vote may have been manipulated.

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OPEC agrees to curb oil output

The potential deal, which was first reported at the beginning of the month, was for a reported 10 billion USA dollars. The agreement came despite huge political hurdles. Iran has told fellow OPEC members it would be willing to restrict its production in early 2017 after clawing back the market share it lost during years of Western sanctions, the officials said.

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Airbnb has agreed to limit private rentals in Amsterdam

Airbnb and affordable housing advocates are fighting a battle in cities around the world. Planning law states that homes meant to be available for holiday lets for more than 90 days in a year must secure permission from the local council by converting the property's use class.

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Global Bond Rout Returns as OPEC Deal Sparks Inflation Concerns

Right now, these companies have a low "net interest margin" - the difference between the interest they earn and the interest they pay out. Thursday's selling has the 2-year yield at its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2009 as traders continue to price in a Fed rate hike at the upcoming meeting on December 13/14.

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Berenberg Bank Reiterated Unilever PLC (LON:ULVR) As 'Buy'

The stock now has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 565.33 ($7.06). Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has increased 19.2 points and decreased 0.5 points respectively. The Company also owns Dorma brand. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 8th. This represents a yield of 0.53%. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 668 ($8.29) per share, with a total value of £15,230.40 ($18,893.93).

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Oil prices rise further after Opec agrees output cut

Iraq, whose oil revenues make up almost 95 percent of its budget, has been reeling under an economic crisis since late 2014, when oil prices began their descent from a high of above $100 a barrel. The reason why oil prices have been allowed to slide during the last few years is because Saudi Arabia has been trying to re-establish its position, one it enjoyed in the 1970s and 80s, as the global oil market's "swing" producer - the one which, by raising or cutting production, has ultimate ...

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Kellogg Dumps Breitbart; Breitbart Launches #DumpKelloggs Campaign

And, as is Breitbart's wont, they are going after Kellogg's in the most ideological and hyperbolic manner possible, railing against the company for having a liberal political agenda. The move is a response to the food giant pulling advertising from Breitbart , which is not "aligned with our values as a company", spokeswoman Kris Charles told the AP Tuesday .

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Danish shipping group acquires German container company

Maersk Line , the world's largest ocean carrier, has agreed to acquire Hamburg Süd from the German conglomerate Oetker Group . Maersk says Hamburg Sud operates 130 container vessels and has almost 6,000 employees in more than 250 offices worldwide.

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Giant sinkhole sinking again in Japan's Fukuoka

Workers dumped about 7,000 cubic metres, or about 2,000 trucks' worth, of soil containing cement into the sinkhole to reopen the road in a week. However, after investigation, they've said that intersection won't sink any further as they expect some of the cement to move as it settles.

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Analysts Estimates and Ratings: Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)

The ROA for Synchrony Financial tells us exactly what earnings were generated from the invested capital. The mean price target for the company's stock is $94.05 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $107.00 and low price target is $83.00.

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Veterans to add voices to pipeline protest

North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple has ordered an evacuation of Standing Rock protest sites, New York Magazine reports. "I do not believe my ancestors would have signed the treaty had they known that the treaty will one day be turned against us".

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Donald Trump close to naming congressman Tom Price as health secretary

If confirmed by the Senate, Price and Verma will play a central role in overhauling the health care insurance law better known as Obamacare, the signature domestic legislative achievement of President Barack Obama, once the Trump administration takes office on January 20.

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Dozens arrested in minimum wage protests across the US

The Fight for $15 kicked off on November 29, 2012, with a fast food strike in New York City. Workers from fast-food chains, airports and other service industries rallied in U.S. The union-backed effort drew hundreds to a protest in Minneapolis, during which 24 were arrested. There has been a tremendous amount of debate across the country with regard to raising the minimum wage and places like California, parts of Washington State, and NY have all pushed legislation through that will ...

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Toyota Teases 2018 Camry

In contrast, internet spy photos of the upcoming 2018 Camry show shoulder-like curves beneath the back window, and a hood that plunges toward a grille that stretches nearly all the way across the auto. But they concede the auto may soon be outsold by the RAV4 SUV. But the auto still is solidly in first place as the most popular vehicle in America that isn't a pickup truck.

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Dow Hits Above 19K for the 1st Time Ever

The Nasdaq composite gained 16 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,384. Volume was lighter than usual, with many market participants heading out early ahead of the U.S. It took the index nearly 5,200 days to go from 1,000 to 2,000 between 1972 and 1987, and the fastest was 35 days to 11,000 in May 1999. "Stocks are no longer stuck in that frustrating range and we've finally broken through to new records".

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Berenberg Bank Reaffirmed "Hold" Rating for Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)

The company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $250.47. The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association has fought to prevent Tesla from expanding in the state. On Tuesday, November 22 the insider Straubel Jeffrey B sold $6.38 million. In these comments on non-GAAP measures, the SEC says that this measure can not be presented in documents filed with the Commission.

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Samsung Considers Splitting Into Two

The company was shy on details, however, offering no timeframe. It will invite one new independent member to the company's nine-person board and create a new governance committee comprised of independent board members. "I don't think Samsung said much that was surprising or beyond what investors already had in mind", said HDC Asset Management fund manager Park Jung-hoon.

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How Did Australian Retailers Fare Over Black Friday And Cyber Monday?

Recently, Seeking Alpha analyzed Adobe Digital Insights' (ADI) this year's online shopping data for Cyber Monday. According to the respected company, this will mark the largest online sales day in history , surpassing Black Friday ($3.34 billion) by a narrow margin.

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Veterans to form human shield at Dakota pipeline protest

A spokeswoman for the department later clarified that they'd only stick to punishing trespassers. "There is not going to be any blockade of supplies", spokesman Jeff Zent told Reuters . The civil rights complaint said there were no orders to disperse or warnings issued before local police turned water cannons and tear gas on the protest.

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AAA Warns About OPEC Production Cut

Rising oil and gas prices are a reaction to OPEC's Wednesday announcement that the oil-producing nations plan to cut production by 1.2 million barrels in an attempt to reduce global glut and raise oil prices. USA crude (West Texas Intermediate) prices closed Wednesday at $49.44 per barrel, up $4.21 - more than 9 percent. This year's highest average was seen on June 11 of this year at $2.389.

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Seahawks and Panthers meet for 7th time in 5 years

They'll be looking for revenge after the Panthers ended their season in the 2015 divisional round playoff with a 31-24 decision in Charlotte. "It doesn't look like you're going to be in the playoffs this year". the Bucs due to injury. -Seahawks RG Germain Ifedi vs. Panthers DT Kawaan Short. PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Panthers OT Trai Turner. A surprise return could be running back Troymaine Pope who suffered a high-ankle sprain after week 11, which normally takes multiple weeks to heal.

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Trump says to leave business 'in total'

Bush, said in a joint statement. Donald Trump is now both president-elect of the United States and chair of the Trump Organization, his vast business that includes real estate development projects around the world. Although Romney's own 2012 presidential campaign foundered partly because he was tagged as a member of an aloof elite, Trump is considering him as a possible secretary of state.


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