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Trump Defends Tirade Against Turnbull, Saying He Had To Be 'Tough'

He also spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto on Saturday but reportedly said his exchange with Mr Turnbull was the "worst call by far". The Obama administration previously agreed to take in 1,250 refugees from Australia's Pacific island camps . Then, on Thursday, the U.S. Embassy in Canberra confirmed that the Trump administration agreed to uphold the deal and accept the refugees into the U.S.

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BOE votes 9-0 to leave rates unchanged at 0.25%

While that would be more than double the forecast the Bank made in August, a few weeks after the referendum, and higher than its November forecast of 1.4 percent, it would still represent a slight slowdown from a year ago. Pay growth, although edging up, has remained persistently subdued by historical standards - strikingly so in light of the decline in the rate of unemployment to below 5%.

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Stock in Queue: Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI)

Analysts' mean recommendation for Pitney Bowes Inc .'s ( PBI ) stands at 1.70. Pitney Bowes gapped open lower Wednesday and steadily declined throughout the first 2 hours of trade. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . The company's 50 day moving average is $15.78 and its 200-day moving average is $16.89.

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Analysts At Jefferies International Reiterated AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN) As Buy

Astrazeneca PLC's revenue for the quarter was down 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on AstraZeneca PLC , where 2 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 3 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell.

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United Kingdom government publishes National Policy Statement on Heathrow expansion

In October Heathrow proposed that Durham Tees Valley would be one of the new domestic routes to be added once the expansion is complete. Speaking in the House of Commons on February 2, the Transport Secretary, Christopher Grayling, launched the NPS by saying that building a third runway at Heathrow would create tens of thousands of jobs and provide a boost to the United Kingdom economy as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

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Jones County family finds rattlesnake in toilet

According to the post, a Jones County family called Big Country Snake Removal after finding an adult rattlesnake in their toilet. "I was just like, what do you do with this?" A Texas family was surprised to find a large rattlesnake in their toilet.

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We underestimated consumer strength after Brexit, BoE's Carney says

That was as City economists had expected. The bank, which has now raised its growth outlook twice in the last three months, said the "most significant" reason for the upgrades was the Government spending boost revealed in the United Kingdom chancellor's Autumn Statement last November.

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Income Champ Dominion Resources a Safe Bet in Volatile Times

The company had revenue of $3.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.84 billion. Dominion Resources had a net margin of 18.05% and a return on equity of 14.48%. Dominion Resources , Inc. has a 50 day moving average of 75.91 and a 200 day moving average of 74.88. The company introduces full year 2017 operating earnings guidance of $3.40 to $3.90 per share.

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Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) Shares Are Reiterated With Buy Rating

The firm's 50-day moving average is $90.71 and its 200 day moving average is $87.12. The 52-week high for Citrix Systems, Inc . stands at -25.94% while the 52-week low stands at 16.60%. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $92.24. The share price of Citrix Systems, Inc . In the trailing 12 months period, return on assets ratio of the Company was 9.10% and return on equity ratio was 23.10% while its return on investment ratio was 14.10%.

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Edwards Lifesciences sales rise

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation has a one year low of $75.29 and a one year high of $121.75. This Medical Sector stock now has the Market Capitalization of 21.23 Billion. In other Edwards Lifesciences Corporation news, CEO Michael A. Mussallem sold 49,100 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 13th.

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Southern rail 'reaches deal to end strikes over driver-only trains'

At long last there's some hope for long-suffering Southern Rail passengers. Ballot papers will be dispatched on February 3 and must be returned by 10.00am on February 16. "Consequently, we have no information on what impact any deal that may have been reached will have on almost 500 guards who have been involved in an industrial dispute over safety for the best part of a year".

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Trump's comment about Frederick Douglass causes much confusion and debate

Today President Donald Trump gave the customary speech, but it sounded like something he'd scribbled on a cocktail napkin during a lunch with Steve Bannon. "In between letting his various guests speak while seated around a table in the White House, President Trump also blasted CNN as "fake news" and hostile" while praising African-American CNN commentator and GOP strategist Paris Dennard .

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Walmart Cancels ShippingPass, Free Shipping Program

Walmart launched ShippingPass in 2015 as a competitor to Amazon Prime, according to USA Today . Amazon Prime memberships costs $99 a year, but that includes services like streaming music and videos. The company stated the fee amount will be reimbursed to all the members soon. Local retail analyst Wade Ragas believes WalMart feels it must offer something to counter Amazon's convenience, and, in many cases, tax-free shopping.

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Bank of England hikes economic growth forecasts

The Bank's prediction of United Kingdom growth immediately after the European Union referendum was slashed to only 0.8 per cent for this year, but since then it has steadily moved its forecast upwards: first to 1.4 per cent at the MPC's November meeting, followed by another equally big upgrade today.

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Russian Federation could move quicker on oil production declines

Russian Federation cut production in January by around 100,000 barrels per day ( bpd ), according to data seen by Reuters. Any sign of balance would support sentiment that an era of oversupply is fading and stimulate oil prices. Mark Zandi, a chief economist at Moody's Analytics, said this year got off to a "strong start". Volatility in crude oil prices affects oil and gas producers' earnings like ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Warren Resources (WRES), QEP Resources (QEP), and Triangle ...

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Sneak peek on AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) earnings

However, the stock is trading at -5.49% versus recent highs. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 16,192 shares of the company's stock worth $1,163,000 after buying an additional 8,008 shares during the last quarter. A number of brokerages have recently commented on AFL. They now have a United States dollars 75 price target on the stock. 13 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Aflac Incorporated might touch $79 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $72.38 ...

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Pound FALLS as Bank of England plays down interest rate rise

The Bank is mandated to keep inflation below two per cent, but it does not expect to achieve this goal until after 2020. The Bank of England now expects the economy to grow by 2 percent in 2017, up from November's forecast of 1.4 percent.

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Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) 4Q16 Profit Down 12%; Misses Street View

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC ) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 31st. FSB MO raised its position in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation by 4.5% in the third quarter. EPS in next five year years is expected to touch 8.40% while EPS growth in past 5 year was -60.50% along with sales growth of -4.60% in the last five years.

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Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI) Releases Earnings Results, Reports EPS of $0.04 EPS

Zacks Investment Research raised Sirius XM Holdings from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $4.75 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 4th. As the past trend shows, Sirius XM Holdings Inc .'s stock price has rallied after earnings in 13 of the last 28 quarters. Thus showing a Surprise of 0 percent.

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Elliott starts proxy fight with Arconic as it posts fourth-quarter loss

Prior to Elliott's nominations, Arconic's shares had risen from $17 late past year to around $22. Elliott said it had engaged Larry Lawson, formerly CEO of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc (SPR.N), as a consultant and that it believes he should be a leading candidate for CEO of Arconic .

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U.S. productivity slows in fourth quarter

The numbers were expected given the government's conclusion last week that the nation's gross domestic product slowed in the fourth quarter. Annual average productivity increased 0.2% from 2015 to 2016. In the fourth quarter, output per worker increased at a 2.2 percent rate. The Labor Department also said unit labor costs surged up by 1.7 percent in the fourth quarter following a 0.2 percent uptick in the previous quarter.

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Mortgage applications fall in latest MBA survey

Rates for home loans were unchanged after notching their first weekly increase in 2017, mortgage provider Freddie Mac said Thursday . The average 15-year fixed-mortgage rate is 3.22 percent, up 4 basis points since the same time last week.

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Dayanidhi Maran, brother and others discharged in Aircel Maxis deal case

Special Judge O.P. Saini discharged Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran, Kalanithi's wife Kavery Kalanithi, South Asia FM Ltd (SAFL) Managing Director K. The court had on September 24, 2016, issued open warrants of arrest against Krishnan and Marshall on CBI's plea stating that summons issued to them could not be served.

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TDP and Amaravati area farmers ecstatic over capital gains tax exemptions

In his reaction to the budget presented in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Naidu said growth-specific spending will boost infra and employment generation. Stating that the fall in petroleum prices has come like a boon to the NDA government, he expressed concern the benefit was not passed on to the people and there is nothing to cheer about for the farmers, poorer sections and middle class, he said.

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Ralph Lauren CEO To Depart Over 'Different Views' With Founder, Shares Tumble

There he tranfsormed Gap portfolio brand Old Navy's with a low-priced and lean supply chain strategy, growing revenue almost $1 billion in three years. Founder Ralph Lauren says he and Larson had different views on how to run parts of the business. Lauren added that "many conversations with one another, and our board of directors" led to a mutual decision to part ways but acknowledged that Larsson set the firm in "the right direction with the Way Forward Plan".

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Bank of England raises growth forecasts in face of Brexit

In its quarterly inflation report , the Bank upped its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) to rise by 2% this year, 1.6% in 2018 and 1.7% in 2019. The continuing suitability of the current policy stance depends on the trade-off between above-target inflation and slack in the economy, the bank said in the monetary policy summary.

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Base rate held at 0.25%

In its quarterly inflation report, the bank upped its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) to rise by 2 per cent this year, 1.6 per cent in 2018 and 1.7 per cent in 2019. The Bank's forecasts suggest that wage growth, which ran at 4.25% a year in the previous decade, will be close to 3% for the next three years. "With the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street prepared to keep sitting on its hands when it comes to raising rates and with inflation expected to breach the central bank's 2 per cent ...

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Zimmer Biomet hip, knee devices boost earnings

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. closed its last trading session at $115.39 with the gain of 2.55%. State Street Corp now owns 7,268,939 shares of the company's stock valued at $875,034,000 after buying an additional 430,031 shares during the period.

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Uber suspends its service in Taiwan as fines mount

In a statement issued Thursday, Uber said it had made "a tough decision" to suspend its services in Taiwan from February 10. The company said it has "tens of thousands" of drivers there. "This is a hard decision", the statement indicated, adding that the service had helped make 15 million trips possible in its four years of operation in Taiwan.

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Hot Stock under Consideration: Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE:GNW)

The stock traded with the volume of 11.44 Million shares in the last trading session. The Stock has its 52-week High of $5.27 and 52-Week Low of $1.57 and it touched its 52-week high on Oct 11, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016. Genworth Financial Inc annual Divided is 0 while it's Dividend Yield is 0%. Goldman Sachs Maintains the company's stock to Neutral on 9/23/16 by setting a price target of $4.

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The Iguana Healthcare Management LLC Decreases Position in Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX)

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) plunged -0.42% or -0.10 points during previous trade after opening at the price of $24.00, a total of 13,128,900 shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 8.33M shares. Moreover, during the reported quarter, management announced positive results from the 900-patient MultiSENSE study evaluating the performance of the HeartLogic Heart Failure Diagnostic Service to predict impending heart failure (HF) decompensation in a ...

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Canaccord Genuity Reiterates Buy Rating for Education Realty Trust Inc. (EDR)

They set a "buy" rating for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website . The stock was sold at an average price of $95.20, for a total value of $167,456.80.

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German prosecutors raid office of would-be London Stock Exchange chief Carsten Kengeter

The Frankfurt prosecutor's office said it suspected that Kengeter already knew about the possibility of a merger when he bought the shares, which would constitute insider trading under German law. Kengeter, who attended Deutsche Boerse's New Year's reception in London on Tuesday, was not present during the searches, one of the sources said. Volker Bouffier, an ally of German chancellor Angela Merkel and one of Germany's most influential politicians, has signaled in the past that he wants ...

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India Budget 2017: Promise to boost rural spending

It projects the intent quite clearly that budgets can never be made in isolation without thinking of its political benefits. The thrust on digital and less cash economy will enable MSMEs to show higher turnover. In last year's Budget, the government had announced a scheme for profit-linked income tax exemption for promoters of affordable housing scheme. The budget projects India's fiscal deficit unchanged at 3.2 per cent of GDP in 2017-18 and estimates Rs5.23 trillion towards interest ...

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Coming soon Bank of England rate decision

This is up from its November predictions for 1.4% growth in 2017, 1.5% in 2018 and 1.6% in 2019. The rate-setting Monetary Policy Committe (MPC) also voted "unanimously" to maintain its main bank rate at 0.25 per cent, while leaving its quantitative easing programme unchanged.


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