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Romney after meeting with Trump: 'America's best days are ahead of us'

Mr. Romney said that from what he's seen of Mr. Trump's leadership during the transition, he was optimistic that "America's best days are ahead of us". "I'm afraid that when it comes to foreign policy he is very, very not smart". "I think that there was the Never Trump movement and then there was Gov.

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Johnson & Johnson raising takeover offer for Actelionl

The company's quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Finally, NCM Capital Management Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Johnson & Johnson during the second quarter valued at about $127,000. A number of equities research analysts have commented on JNJ shares. Standpoint Research is following shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), so its rating change is noteworthy.

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The latest Insider Trade insight for Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC)

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of WDC. After $1.18 actual EPS reported by Western Digital Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 45.76% EPS growth. Western Digital Corp .'s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now -162.60%. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Short Interest in Western Digital Corp ". If you are reading this article on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA & global copyright & trademark legislation.

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Victory lap: Trump heads for Indianapolis, Cincinnati

Likewise, my Arizona Republic colleague JJ Hensley noted that back when Pence made a campaign stop in Phoenix , Gov. Doug Ducey got a big cheer from the local crowd when he said of the future vice president, "Mike Pence knows government does not create jobs".

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Caesars to phase out free parking at 8 Las Vegas resorts

MGM is offering Nevadans a break through December 29 with free-self parking for up to 24 hours. The company said it will begin charging for parking in 2017 at Caesars, The Cromwell , Paris , Planet Hollywood , Bally's and the Flamingo . Caesars isn't the first Las Vegas biggie to change its parking policy recently: MGM International announced its own paid parking program earlier this year, starting in June.

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Trump campaign objects to Michigan hand recount

The GOP says its focus is on protecting the integrity of Wisconsin elections, and the billboard is meant to be seen by attorneys for both the Stein and Clinton campaigns as they arrive in the state for the recount. The Wisconsin recount doesn't carry almost the same drama as the Florida recount in 2000, when the outcome of the presidential race between Al Gore and George W.

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Shoppers say Black Friday shopping went better than expected

This weekend is crucial to set the tone for the season. The National Retail Federation reports that American consumers plan to spend an average of $936 during the holiday shopping season this year, a figure 4 percent higher than last year's and making it the second-highest level of personal spending in the NRF survey's 13-year history.

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Samsung: Split Looks To Be On

Samsung has also come under pressure from foreign investors, including USA hedge fund Elliott Management , to improve its corporate governance through the establishment of a holding company and to increase dividends for shareholders. Samsung's massive cash pile is a concern to shareholders - what will the Lee family do with all that cash? Samsung has been beset with problems over the past few months, including the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and 2.8 million washing machines.

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EPA to keep strict gas mileage standards in place

Now gas is hovering at about $2 a gallon nationally, and vehicle buyers have shifted their preferences toward larger and less fuel-efficient SUVs and trucks. Messages were left Wednesday seeking comment from the Trump transition team. "This extraordinary and premature rush to judgment circumvents the serious analysis necessary to make sure the ...

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Oil hits 6-week high on OPEC deal; bond yields rise

OPEC's decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices , but the impact on consumers and the USA economy is likely to be more modest and gradual. From 2011 to 2014, oil prices ranged between $80 and $110 per barrel , which roughly equates to between $3 and $4 for a gallon of gas. Russia , which has been pumping oil at record levels in recent months, said it will contribute up to 0.3MMbd.

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Donald Trump says he will put aside his business empire

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, set out this month an "aim for the United Kingdom to have the lowest corporate tax rate in the G20", which suggests Britain could cut corporation tax further and faster than current proposals to reduce the rate to 17pc by the end of the decade.

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Think big, shop small

Additionally, the estimated number of small-business owners reached through the Neighborhood Champion program was 2.1 million. We are asking local shoppers to take up the challenge starting this Saturday to transfer £10 of your spend from the supermarket to the High Street.

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Hangover awaits as OPEC celebrates its biggest accord in years

OPEC and non-OPEC members will convene again on December 9. "We have been able to reach an agreement", said Qatar's oil minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada. "The outcome is consistent with... what OPEC production levels were expected to be in 2017 irrespective of the deal reached", said the British bank.

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Opec deal pushes oil price up to $54 a barrel

Morgan. "This landmark deal is coming at a time when Kachikwu is working assiduously with Ministers from other OPEC member countries and Nigeria's Dr. Despite the jump in prices, they are still only at September-October levels - when plans for a cut were first announced - and prices are at less than half their mid-2014 levels, when the global glut started.

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Southampton stuns Arsenal; Man Utd cruises to semis

United will now play Hull for a place in the Wembley final. "He is suspended for a foul when he did not touch the opponent, and he can not play against Everton", Mourinho said. Fletcher restored West Ham's spirits 10 minutes before half-time, scoring his first goal for the club, but his team-mates had not learnt their lesson and three minutes into the second half they were behind again, when Anthony Martial scored for United.

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Conflicts of interest of Donald Trump, a family story

The president-elect's pick for treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, says loans are "the engine of growth" for small- and medium-sized businesses, and that the fallout from Dodd-Frank has been a cutting back on lending. The ethics office said it doesn't know the details of Trump's plan and was "responding only to the public statement" Trump made on Twitter - a revelation that raised more questions than answers.

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Wells Fargo Separates Chairman, CEO Roles Formally After Scandal

President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Sloan replaced Stumpf as CEO and took a seat on the board, which named lead director Stephen Sanger non-executive chairman. Citigroup Inc. reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Wells Fargo & Co.in a research report on Thursday, November 10th. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets.

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Government ethics office cheers Trump in unusual string of tweets

Another tweet storm from Donald Trump , and the United States - and indeed, the rest of world - is once again uncertain what the president-elect precisely means. There's still a lot unsaid and unclear about how a new arrangement will actually work and whether it will address bipartisan concerns about potential business conflicts affecting his presidency.

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Lawyers: Trump has to sell DC hotel before taking office

Trump will also get to decide who fills the spot of the incoming head for the Government Services Administration, which owns the Old Post Office Building, meaning his landlord will be of his choosing, and technically, his employee. This, in their view, is a small price to pay for safeguarding the sanctity of the government's contract system. Several experts in government contract law say that President-elect Trump will have to give up his stake in his prized Washington, D.C.

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Oil patch pleased, environmentalists angry after federal approval of two pipelines

Trudeau gave approval to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to B.C.'s lower mainland, which will triple the capacity of an existing line, creating 15,000 jobs and costing $6.8 billion to construct. "I feel so betrayed, because this prime minister and this government engendered such hope in us", Vancouver City Councillor Adriane Carr told the crowd.

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TSX rises as energy stocks extend gains on oil rally

Banks are rising as investors expect interest rates to increase, which will help banks make more money from lending. Traders have now priced in a 90 percent chance of a rate increase in December.At 11:11 a.m. "It will be interesting to see how the first half goes, but my guess is there's still going to be capital discipline and companies are going to be continuing to set themselves up for what majority believe are stronger prices going into 2018", Lawrence said.

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Average Price Target for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) is $92.8

A look at performance overview of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is 0.97 percent while Performance Month is 2.89%. Number of analysts are covering this stock and now stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 24 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 6 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 1 given UNDERPERFORM rating.

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OPEC reaches deal to cut oil output

The IEA also projects Russian Federation , the world's largest oil producer, to increase its crude output by 230,000 barrels a day this year. "We know all these countries want the price of oil to get higher and, as we've seen today, they have the power to do it".

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Oil soars, Brent hits 16-month high after OPEC output deal

Hours after OPEC announced its resolution on Wednesday, the price of Brent crude, Nigeria's crude oil blend, jumped by about 8.26 percent, from $46.38 per barrel to about $50.21. Of course, the burden will be on OPEC to actually implement the deal and take physical barrels off the market, not just promise to do so. "A lot of wells in the USA can be brought on if prices get to $50 a barrel", Hirs said.

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Carrier gets state incentives, Trump pledge for keeping U.S. jobs

Officials said this week that Carrier had agreed to keep some 800 union jobs at the plant but Trump suggested Thursday that it could exceed 1,100. The deal will save only about half of the 2,100 jobs that Carrier said in February it would cut in closing two in plants.

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Nancy Pelosi beats Tim Ryan in Democratic Leadership vote

The leadership vote revealed fractures in a House of Representatives Democratic caucus that's struggled to win seats as it becomes increasingly liberal and coastal, with the last white Democrat from the Deep South defeated in 2014 and the group of "blue dog" conservative/centrists from more rural areas shrinking.

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Trump to meet Dem Sen. Heitkamp of North Dakota

There's no word on whether Trump is even considering Heitkamp for a Cabinet post. Multiple sources told Politico that the Trump transition team is considering the West Virginia Democrat for energy secretary "to show the coal people how serious Trump is about coal".

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Trump Treasury pick Mnuchin vows tax cuts, regulatory rollback

Mnuchin says he supports "low taxes, fewer regulations, and trade deals that are fair to the U.S.", Bloomberg reported, and insists his previous donations to Democrats were "mostly favors for friends who were fundraisers". What conflicts of interest could Donald Trump have? . Mnuchin said the changes in the tax codes would be the largest changes since those under President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.

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Mexico's central bank chief resigns for international post

Carstens deserves credit for helping the central bank achieve its 3 percent inflation target in a sustained way for the first time ever and boosting worldwide reserves to a record, giving Mexico extra ammunition against financial volatility, said Carlos Capistran, the chief Mexico economist at Bank of America.

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Former Soldier, 89, 'Dying Of Boredom' Places Ad Looking For Job

He retired six years ago, but has decided that retired life just isn't for him. "I was always so active you see, so I thought, 'I wonder if I can get a job, a part-time job at my age, '" he said, prompting him to put out an honest ad in the Herald Express .

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Autumn Statement 2016: Top takeaways for investment industry

The U.K. economy will face its exit from the European Union by committing £23 billion ($28.5 billion) to infrastructure projects, including new housing and a focus on growth and development outside the economic powerhouse surrounding London, he announced.

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Mnuchin Wants To Privatize Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

Mnuchin also said the GSEs "were not exactly role models" and were "displacing private lending" in the mortgage markets. Their current bailout agreements require that they send almost all of their profits to the Treasury, while winding down their capital to zero dollars by 2018.

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German pilots' union says needs more information from Lufthansa

Lufthansa said that over six strike days since last Wednesday it has had to cancel 4,461 flights, affecting a total of 525,000 passengers. The latest offer maintains the financial terms but drops Lufthansa's demands for extended working hours from its pilots.

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Mobile holiday shopping tops $1 billion during Black Friday weekend

Some people did most of their shopping on Black Friday and some saved it for Cyber Monday. Following the heels of the infamous Black Friday, Cyber Monday has quickly gained popularity in online retail as a day to drum up additional sales after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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AT&T DirecTV Now Needles Verizon

AT&T will launch a new TV streaming service tomorrow based on the DirecTV satellite service it bought two years ago, USA Today is reporting. The service will target broadband subscribers who either have no bundled TV package or are otherwise looking to ditch their cable TV provider in favor of a less expensive streaming service.


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