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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) is Upgraded by Citigroup to Buy

Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A now owns 60,123 shares of the retailer's stock worth $9,442,000 after buying an additional 568 shares during the period. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.09 EPS. She expects Costco to generate 6.9 per cent revenue growth, versus the average analyst forecast of 6.5 per cent.

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Charlotte City Council partially repeals non-discrimination ordinance, provides no public notice

Leader of the North Carolina Senate, Phil Berger, filed the bill attempting to repeal HB2 on Wednesday, describing it as a "very simple bill" that will "take the state back to the status quo". Pat McCrory in March, bans transgender people from using the restroom of their choice and prohibits local municipalities from extending nondiscrimination protections to LGBT people.

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Plops away! - India to fine airlines for dropping poo

Around 25 cases of human waste falling from planes in the United Kingdom are reported every year. The tribunal asked the DGCA to issue the circular to all ground-handling services and airlines to ensure that they do not release human waste from tanks while landing or anywhere near the terminals of the IGI Airport in New Delhi.

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Brazilian firms to pay largest-ever foreign bribery fine

Braskem received various benefits in exchange for the bribes, including preferential pricing from Petrobras for raw materials and favorable legislation and government programs that reduced the company's Brazilian tax liabilities. Odebrecht also settled with the Ministerio Publico Federal in Brazil and the Office of the Attorney General in Switzerland. The three companies were involved in a money laundering network that funneled millions of dollars in bribe money through hundreds of Swiss ...

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Vivendi Announces Plans to Raise Its Stake in Mediaset to 30%

Vivendi, has been increasing shares in Mediaset quite consistently. "In fact, the contract merely foresees an agreed, balanced and equal exchange of small minority stakes (3.5 per cent of Mediaset to Vivendi and vice versa), exclusively for the objective of creating of the industrial partnership outlined in the contract", it contended.

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Hyundai Just Fired Its US Chief Executive

Jerry Flannery, executive vice president and general counsel, will take Zuchowski's place until a permanent replacement is chosen. "Zuchowski led Hyundai to be the fastest-growing automobile manufacturer in the United States", a representative of the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance said of Zuchowski as he was given their Lifetime Achievement Award.

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How The "Russians Hacked Us" Narrative Hurts President Obama's Legacy

But there's no evidence of that. You do remember his interference with Israel's election and Brexit? Everything that was leaked was targeted against the Hillary Clinton campaign . The FBI knew as long as 15 months ago that Russian agents were hacking into Democratic party email. Trump's Democratic opponents would do well to stop complaining about the outcome, which they can do nothing about it, and instead review their past mistakes and plan a future for their party - a future that ...

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NY Pension Official Indicated for Taking Bribes to Steer Business

Kang was arrested on Wednesday morning at his home in Portland, Oregon, and Kelley was expected to surrender in San Francisco, authorities said. Kelley bought Kang a ticket to a Paul McCartney concert in New Orleans in 2014, and a ski trip to Park City, Utah, for him and a girlfriend in 2015, according to authorities.

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U.S. Stocks Slide as Dow Hovers Near 20000, Health Shares Drop

That helped financial firms. Goldman Sachs fell 1 percent. Shares in Nike were among the winners, up 1% after it reported better than expected sales and profits on Tuesday. Linde and Praxair began talking about a possible deal in August, but a few weeks later Linde said they'd failed to agree on details. The dollar declined to 117.15 yen from Tuesday's 117.88 yen.

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City of Nanaimo and stores adjust hours for 2016 Christmas holidays

All Lubbock Public Library locations be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday December 26. Republic Services will be closed Monday and will run Tuesday through Saturday. 23 for Christmas. There will be no appliance collection on December 29 or January 5. Trains - Amtrak will operate regular schedules. Advertising and business offices at The Star Press will be closed December 25 and 26, and January 1 and 2.

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UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH), MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock now has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.12. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $30.82. 10/14/2016 - MGM Resorts International had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Gabelli.

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Man Accused of Murder Believes He Shot and Killed Donald Trump

According to the Journal , Schumacher was a seasonal UPS driver who had stopped at the Walmart to get something to eat during his overnight shift. He was not employed at either facility at the time of the shooting. The St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center , located in Ogdensburg, New York, is part of the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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Mortgage Applications Rebound Despite Higher Rates

Mortgage application volume rose 2.5% from the prior week, even as interest rates reached two-year highs, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mortgage rates have been on the rise - the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.16 percent from 4.13 percent last week - but buyers don't need to worry.

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McDonald's sued because 'Extra Value Meal' is 41 cents more

The man says that he purchased a Two Cheeseburger Meal from at least five Karis locations from October 14 to November 13, paying $5.90 each time. "Defendant, the operator of several McDonald's restaurants, advertised for sale a food combination designated as an "Extra Value Meal" but the combination actually costs more than if each item were bought separately, thus making it no "value" at all, let alone an 'extra value'".

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Euronext enters exclusive talks over acquisition of LCH.Clearnet SA

The European Commission stated its objections to the merger earlier this month, but outlined fewer concerns than in a first letter sent to LSE and Deutsche Boerse in September. At this stage, there can be no certainty that these discussions will lead to a transaction, or as to the terms on which a transaction, if any, might be agreed.

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The Investment Analysts' Recent Ratings Updates for United States Steel Corp. (X)

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. On 12/20/2016, AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) ended trading higher at $10.95 with 6.41%. If you are viewing this piece on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of worldwide trademark and copyright legislation.

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Canadian government launches drone safety website, snitch line

Under new proposals tabled by Transport Secretary Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon and the Civil Aviation authority, drone purchasers will face mandatory registration of new drones. "We want people to be aware of the safety concerns with drones. we know a lot of people aren't using them as safely as they should", Kate Young, MPP for London West said Wednesday.

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American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) stock is worth $51.4

Moving toward technical analysis, the current ratio , or the liquidity ratio of a company was calculated 0.80 as compared to its debt to equity ratio stands at 5.32. Bb&T Securities Limited Liability Co owns 19,993 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. During the same quarter past year, the company posted $2.77 earnings per share.

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USA rate hike: SA markets under pressure

She told graduates of the University of Baltimore that "after years of a slow economic recovery, you are entering the strongest job market in almost a decade". The unemployment rate, now at 4.6 percent, "is near what it was before the recession", she said. As per Fed chairperson Janet Yellen , this reflects a growing confidence in the strength of the USA economy, with firming inflation expectations and a healthy labour market.

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Berlin man hunt: Police tracking Tunisian suspect

But now police are questioning whether they have the right man: The man in custody denies involvement, and cops found no traces of his DNA or blood in the truck. The chief of the federal criminal police office, Holger Münch , told reporters Tuesday , "we have one suspect but we are not sure whether he is the perpetrator and we don't know whether there is only one".

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John T. Montford Sells 510 Shares of Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Stock

Finally, V Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in Southwest Airlines by 7.5% in the second quarter. Imperial Capital initiated coverage on Southwest Airlines in a research report on Friday, September 9th. Southwest has the lowest operating cost structure in the domestic airline industry and consistently offers the lowest and simplest fares. 07/26/2016 - Southwest Airlines Company was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Evercore ISI.

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(ADP) Stock Rating Upgraded by Goldman Sachs Group Inc

Analysts are also predicting the short term Median price estimate of $94.5. 09/09/2016 - Wedbush began new coverage on Automatic Data Processing, Inc . ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This story was posted by The Cerbat Gem and is the sole property of of The Cerbat Gem. Analysts and investors may use different metrics in order to calculate a price target projection.

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Suspicious death near Islington and Dixon now a murder investigation

Police are looking to identify the people who were inside an Etobicoke apartment where a 26-year-old man was fatally shot late Sunday. A postmortem examination determined the cause of death as a gunshot wound. Investigators received a 911 call from the building on Islington Avenue, near Dixon Road at around 9 a.m. No suspect description has yet been released.

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Stocks in Queue American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)

Smith Asset Management Group LP raised its position in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 51.9% in the third quarter. State Treasurer State of MI raised its position in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 3.0% in the third quarter. On average, analysts anticipate that American Eagle Outfitters Inc. will post $1.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The dividend is payable on February 1, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 10, 2017.

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Borrowing blow puts deficit goal under pressure

Last year's budget deficit was 4.0 percent of GDP - higher than in nearly all big advanced economies - and Hammond still expects to run a deficit of 0.9 percent of GDP in 2021, in contrast to Osborne's goal of a surplus by 2020. "However, the acid test for the Chancellor's new fiscal rules will be whether they are able to reverse the ongoing shortfall in tax revenue, which has persistently hampered previous attempts to reduce the deficit".

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American Assets Capital Advisers Acquires 4000 Shares of CoreSite Realty Corp. (COR)

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Duke Realty Corporation Earnings, with 3 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.07. Kimco Realty Corp. The company had revenue of $285.08 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $288.31 million. There were earnings of $1.34 per share.

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Stock On the Run: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE)

Energy Transfer Equity L.P.'s income was down 8.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Insider Trades for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. show that the latest trade was made on 7 Sep 2016 where Mason (Thomas P), the General Counsel completed a transaction type "Sell" in which 477000 shares were traded at a price of $18.49.

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Uber's 2016 losses to top $3bn according to leaked financials

The company is believed to have lost at least $2 billion in 2015. Uber's deal with its Chinese rival was supposed to help the company focus on other global markets. Uber's losses are a result of revenue share and heavy driver incentives to grow its network. The report says that Uber is on track to report a 25 percent wider operating loss of at least $2.8 billion in 2016.

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Reliance Communications sells tower biz for $1.6 billion

The Anil Ambani-controlled company will receive an upfront payment of Rs 11,000 crore once the transaction is completed. The company said the proceeds from upfront payment and further payment arising from the deal with Aircel would reduce the debt by 70% to nearly Rs31,000 crore.

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Govt makes cashless payment of salaries mandatory, amends Wages act

The cabinet has today cleared an ordinance or executive order to allow businesses to pay salaries through electronic mode and cheques. Accordingly, the government approved to amend Section 6 of the Payment Of Wages Act. It will also allow state governments to specify industrial or other establishments that adopt cashless way for salary payments. "We will move amendment in the Parliament", he said.

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Anti-fracking campaigners lose landmark case to prevent drilling in Yorkshire

The fracking practice should be abandoned as it is unsafe and expensive, the Green Party said on Tuesday, referring to the UK High Court ruling supporting fracking in North Yorkshire. However residents have said they will continue to fight the ruling, with claimant, Reverend Jackie Cray, insisting: "We are not prepared for Ryedale to become a sacrifice zone for the sake of industry greed".

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European Union data retention ruling goes against UK

It its new ruling, the court says it is open to member states to make provision for targeted retention or the goal of fighting serious crime , but this must be limited to what is strictly necessary. "That's why it's absolutely vital that proper safeguards are put in place to ensure this power is not abused, as it has been in the recent past". The European Commission, in two rulings in 2009 and 2011, said the scheme, which applied to Spanish companies holding a stake of at least 5 percent in ...

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Praxair, Linde agree to merge, creating industrial gas giant

Praxair approached Linde earlier this month about resuming talks, offering "concessions to Linde (that) include giving the German group's Munich headquarters a bigger role than initially planned and as well as providing some job guarantees", according to a Reuters report.

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Karun Nair speaks about the "best knock of his life"

In Chennai , England were 97 for no loss at lunch on the fifth and final day. It was another batting collapse that handed India the victory. The off-spinner was always going to be India's ace, and Ashwin did not disappoint with some awesome performances in the Test series.

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Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC)

BP stock's price is now -1.03% down from its 52-week high and +43.05% up from its 52-week low. Book value and adjusted book value both increased substantially during the quarter to $42.32 per share and $32.12 per share, or by 6% and 7%, respectively.


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