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US Dollar Rises as Fed's Yellen Implies Foundation for Hikes

Asian currencies were trading lower after comments by US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen switched the market's focus back to the prospect for higher US interest rates. The Japanese market rose, with exporters' shares boosted by a weaker yen. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak at 3 p.m. ET on "the goals of monetary policy and how we pursue them".

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Airbus to test flying cars by the end of the year

Airbus hopes to develop a network of these vehicles which can be hailed using an app. As part of the company's new division called Urban Air Mobility, the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) concept will use multiple tile-rotors, fly like a propeller-driven airplane, and land like a helicopter.

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Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL) current Stock Analysis

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $13.67 on the shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL ). Mizuho initiated coverage on Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th. All of these Earnings estimates are a consensus recommendation of 34 Analysts. 09/13/2016 - FBR Capital Markets began new coverage on Whiting Petroleum Corporation giving the company a "market perform" rating.

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Valuation According To Analysts

Company stock is -1.81% away from its one year high and is moving 47.26% ahead of its one year low. (NASDAQ:AMD) total 28 number of trades held during last 3 months and 50 during last 12 months, out of them 0 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 1 buys in last 12 months.

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European Central Bank keeps rates, asset-buying plan unchanged as expected

Excluding fuel and other volatile items, inflation remains stuck around 0.8 percent-0.9 percent. Notable news will consist of the first European Central Bank (ECB) interest rate decision of the year, which is expected in the afternoon. Last month, it agreed to cut its asset buys by a quarter from April but extended the 2.3 trillion euro scheme until the end of the year, promising substantial accommodation and extended market presence.

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France's Safran launches US$9b offer for Zodiac Aerospace

Disclosing the talks on January 19, Safran said it is offering €29.47 per Zodiac Aerospace share which is 24.6% more than the closing value of Zodiac's closing price January 18 and 36.1% up on its three-month average. Zodiac has been recovering from a almost three-year production crisis in its seats division. Zodiac Aerospace is controlled by a group of families that own 23.8% of the stock and 36.6% of the voting rights and the investment vehicle of the Peugeot family, which owns 5.2% of ...

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FIA gives final approval to F1 sale to Liberty Media

Mercifully, this did not come to pass, but only through the intervention of the global economic crisis, and the Munich bribery trial of Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of the Formula One Group, the operating subsidiary of Delta Topco. Liberty, run by 75-year-old American John Malone - given the nickname Darth Vadar for his hard-line approach - are keen to expand Formula One in the United States, improve the sport's reach on social media, while safeguarding the future of its traditional venues.

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Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) added a record 7.05 million streaming members

The streamer paid a reported $40 million for two specials from Chris Rock a year ago, indicating that it has also made a significant investment on Seinfeld. The move, however, is expected to boost Netflix's competition with Amazon especially since it has a significantly diminished catalogue. Netflix's management believes that the company's original content continued to be received well by the customers throughout the world, thus there was a very broad growth geographically.

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Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG):Brokerage Firm Rating Analysis

Leerink Swann restated a market perform rating and issued a $139.00 price target on shares of Celgene Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, November 30th. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Let's start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently. The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period.

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Banks votes yes on resolution to repeal Affordable Care Act

While President-elect Donald Trump and several other GOP leaders in Congress are pushing for both a quick repeal of the ACA followed by the passing of a new healthcare bill to follow afterwards, the exact timing and nature of this plan is unknown since no GOP-drafted bill has been revealed to address the large and sudden growth of the uninsured that would exist should the repeal come to fruition.

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Credit Suisse Finalizes Multi-Billion Dollar Settlement

Credit Suisse will pay a $2.5 billion fine plus $2.8 billion for relief to struggling homeowners, borrowers or communities. United States authorities on Wednesday announced a $5.28 billion settlement with the Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse , adding to the list of loose ends being wrapped up as Washington prepares to install a new president.

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Comprehensive Stock Analysis of: Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC)

According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC)'s Buy count is 3 and Strong Buy is 11 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 6, respectively. Over the 52-week time span, the stock notched a high price of $23.41 and its minimum price was $10.99. Company shares were Reiterated by Citigroup on Jan 11, 2017 to "Buy", Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 26 from a previous price target of $19.

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Weather advisory predicts more snow, rain

There are winter storm watches in place for the Western Magic Valley Tuesday night into Thursday evening but keep in mind this is only a watch. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Tuesday flood advisory. Winds should die down by this afternoon. As for north Alabama, the weather service in Huntsville said a few strong storms will be possible on Saturday and Sunday , but the threat of severe weather appears low.

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Stock's Buzzers Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG), Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL)

Procter & Gamble Company (The) now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $89.07. The reported earnings topped the analyst's consensus by $0.05 with the surprise factor of 5.10%. (NYSE:WMT) is 2.58. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the Analysis of a Stock.

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Netflix, Inc. 16.1% Potential Decrease Now Implied by Deutsche Bank

Netflix added 1.93 million new U.S. streaming video subscribers and 5.12 million new global subscribers in Q4. The company is forecasting 5.2 million added subscribers in the first quarter of 2017 (the same amount the company forecasted for the most recent quarter), with 3.7 million of those subscribers expected to come overseas.

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HSBC and UBS to move London workers overseas after Brexit

Speaking to Bloomberg Television at the World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland, the FTSE 100 lender's CEO Stuart Gulliver said activities of its global banking and markets operations covered by European Union legislation "will move", estimating that this represents around 1,000 jobs at its London offices.

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Target says holiday sales came in lower than expected

The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $74.86. Target Corporation will next provide financial results for the April 2017 quarter. The stock is getting much attention these days as insiders are offloading shares while they posted a -7.45% fall year to date. That's down from a previous projection of $1.55 to $1.75 and misses analysts' $1.66 average estimate.

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Royal Mail revenues hit by 'business uncertainty' as pension talks continue

UKPIL operates in the United Kingdom collecting and delivering parcels and letters through approximately two main networks, the Royal Mail Core Network and Parcelforce Worldwide. Christmas gave the postal firm a much-needed boost with 138m parcels handled in December alone - better than previous year. Barclays PLC reiterated an "overweight" rating and set a GBX 575 ($6.94) price objective on shares of Royal Mail PLC in a report on Thursday, November 24th.

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Etihad CEO rules out equity stake in Lufthansa

The two global airlines that once have fought over Air Berlin codesharing rights and subsidy allegations, are possible looking for options of merger, a Italian newspaper reported. "However, we have faced greater challenges with Air Berlin and with Alitalia". Hogan told the conference that the two carriers are "operating in very tough competitive environments, and need to address long-standing issues facing their businesses".

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Second meeting on BJP-Sena alliance makes little progress

While the BJP has asked the Sena for a total of 115 seats, Shiv Sena like only willing to share 90, the source informed. When asked as to what happened to the BJP's renewed vigour for "transparent governance" in the BMC, Desai said, "It seems to have evaporated".

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Brexit will damage United Kingdom and European Union, says Pierre Moscovici

What is a customs union and why does it matter? It means they decide not to impose tariffs (taxes on imports) on each other's goods and agree to impose common external tariffs on goods from countries outside their customs union. However, we will push the Government to guarantee whatever transition process is put in place ensures there is no cliff edge or gap in trade. Ireland is also going to see some additional trading costs, he said, because the United Kingdom will no longer be part of ...

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Samsung Galaxy S8: everything we think we know

In connection with the latest development, some users have reported receiving text messages informing them that their device will cease functioning at the end of this month. The phone comes with a 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage space, which is expandable to 256GB. So far, all we can say for sure is that the S8 will have some really small bezels.

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Yellen: Fed to increase interest rates over 3 years

The Fed raised short-term interest rates in December for only the second time in a decade to a range of 0.5pc to 0.75pc. A weaker yen helped Japanese stocks lead a broad advance across Asian markets as optimism was buoyed by Yellen's remarks on the economy but traders moved cautiously ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

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Netflix Wins Big After Reporting Record Quarter

The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $0.43 while the conservative estimates kept at $0.38 over the current year. In case of Revenue Estimates , 37 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Netflix , Inc.as 2.47 Billion.

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Dividend Stock At Glance: GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME)

The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Gamestop Corporation in a report on Wednesday, October 12th. (NYSE:TDW) for the current quarter is -452.4 percent. The 1-year price target of the company is 27.76. The projected growth estimate for the next quarter is -108.6 percent.

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Peculiar Activity & Volume Spotted in Shares of British American Tobacco plc (:BTI)

Stock performance in last five sessions is recorded as -1.97% while year to date (YTD) performance is -1.76%. About 20,610 shares traded hands. It has underperformed by 13.59% the S&P500. Beaufort Securities reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC in a report on Thursday, November 10th. The analysts offering 12 month price targets for Reynolds American Inc .

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Messi's staff brands magazine interview as a lie

The offer is said to be one that indicates Barcelona's recognition of Messi as the world's best player, while reflecting the economic reality of the modern market - indicating a wage in excess of rival star Cristiano Ronaldo's £365,000 per week at Real Madrid.

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Tata Power's non-fossil operating capacity climbs to 3060 MW

In FY 2017, the Company's wind generation capacity increased by 82%, up from 591 MW in FY 2016 to 1074 MW in FY 2017. Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd now has 1,876 MW of operating capacity, including 841 MW of wind, 915 MW of solar and 120 MW waste heat recovery.

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Vegemite Is Coming Home: Bega Dairy To Buy Vegemite From Mondelez

In notes for shareholders, Bega highlights that the Mondelez International grocery business holds 31% of the $550 million "spreads" market in Australia, with the business including Vegemite and KRAFT spreads like peanut butter, nut spreads and "ambient cheese spreads".

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International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) and Bell Canada joining forces

Average Revenue Estimate for the current quarter is $18.54 Billion, according to consensus forecast of 14 analysts. They now have a Dollars 187 price target on the stock. They now have a United States dollars 170 price target on the stock. Covering research analysts have taken a stance on where they see International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM ) moving in the future.

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US launches trade action over B.C wine in supermarkets

Last year, the province opened up wine sales to select grocery retailers , provided they stock 100 per cent B.C. -grown VQA wine. "Canada and all Canadian provinces, including B.C., must play by the rules", Froman said. Imported wine from places like California can be sold only in the store-within-store model. If that fails, the US says it may request that the WTO establish a dispute settlement panel.

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Keep in touch with dividend stock: Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)

VZ has been the subject of several research reports. A total of 9,385,700 shares exchanged hands, whereas the company's average trading volume stands at 14.51M shares. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 1st. This represents a $2.31 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.42%.

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Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has industry P/E ratio of 39.03

Coca-Cola Company has a 12 month low of $39.88 and a 12 month high of $47.13. Earnings per share (ttm) for The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) according to Finviz Data is $1.65. Along with Coca-Cola, recognized as the world's best-known brand, The Coca-Cola Company markets four of the world's top five soft drink brands, including diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite.

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Fmr. President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara hospitalized

Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized Wednesday after experiencing fatigue and coughing, the Bush family spokesman said. Bush , 92, who acted as America's leader from 1989 until 1993, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center, local media reported on Wednesday (18Jan17).

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Yellen Sees "A Few" Rate Hikes Per Year Until 2019

While the Fed is close to its dual mandate of full employment and price stability, she can not project the specific timing of another rate hike, Yellen told the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, California. She said that will depend on how the economy performs in the coming months. With regards to rate hikes she refrained from providing exact dates, but did note that she and her colleagues did "expect a few rate hikes a year" (presumably setting a pace beyond the current year as well).


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