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3 bombers dead in Maiduguri blast

Two other fuel tankers were also burnt as a result of the explosion. Maiduguri has been at the center of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency and has just suffered a triple suicide bombing. The blasts in Maiduguri are the latest blamed on suicide bombers, who continue to pose a threat to civilians despite military claims of success against Boko Haram Islamists.

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Civil engineering growth drives modest rise in construction output

The services sector returned to the growth zone in February after three months of demonetisation- driven contraction but recovery was "mild" and business confidence remained subdued, a monthly survey showed today. "Survey respondents mainly cited an underlying slowdown in sales growth, with the latest rise in new work the weakest for four months". "The PMI surveys are collectively signalling GDP (gross domestic product) growth of 0.4% in the first quarter".

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Revenue Growth Analysis of Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP)

According to Thomson Reuters , sell-side analysts are forecasting a harmony target price of $17.75 on company shares. On Sep 16 Office Depot, Inc . Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 6.7 Percent. Office Depot ( ODP ) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.28 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.03.

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Why Snap Advertisers Are Already Worried Before the IPO

The company could have priced the shares at $19, but wanted a big pop in the price when the company starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange on March 2 under the symbol " SNAP ". Now that it's public, Snap can refocus on advancing its product, which it's done successfully through acquisitions over and over. We expect 149% and 87% year-over-year total revenue growth for Snap in 2017 and 2018, representing total revenue of $1 billion and $1.9 billion, respectively.

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Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) Closed the Last Trading Session at $25.99

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its position in Realty Income Corp by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. The stock added about 5.3 percent in price since last results when it was at $73.28 a share. The original version of this article can be accessed at https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/03/01/kilroy-realty-corp-to-issue-quarterly-dividend-of-0-38-krc.html.

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YouTube takes on United States cable with $35 monthly TV service

The servicer also offers dozens of additional cable channels like MSNBC, Fox News, FX, USA, E!, Bravo, the Disney Channel , Sprout and more. Naturally, this service will also play nice with Goggle's Chromecast and Google Home devices, so you'll be able to stream YouTube TV stuff to your actual TV and control it with your voice.

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LSE working 'hard' on Deutsche Börse merger

The proposed deal hit a snag after commission told the LSE it needs to sell its divest its 60% stake in Italian fixed income trading platform, MTS. LSE continues to insist the deal will deliver "significant" benefits for customers and shareholders.

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UK Service Sector Growth At 5-Month Low

Commenting on the data, IHS Markit's chief business economist Chris Williamson pinned much of the survey's underperformance on the slowdown in consumer spending that has started to hit the United Kingdom in recent months. However, the rate of output growth remained weaker than its post-referendum peak (54.2 in December 2016) and subdued in comparison to the trends seen over the past three-and-a-half years.

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Benchmark yields hit more than 2-week high ahead of Fed speakers

Yellen is set to speak on the economic outlook at the Executives Club of Chicago at 1:00 p.m. ET. Selling picked up marginally after the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index hit its highest level since October 2015, and comments from regional Fed presidents Charles Evans and Jeffrey Lacker that suggested a March rate hike was being strongly considered.

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to make for Real Madrid?

Manchester City finally look like they've hit a bit of form after a torrid spell over Christmas which saw they drop out of the title race and have them looking over their shoulder. Guardiola has settled on a 4-3-3 formation that suits his players. Manchester City are away at Sunderland on Sunday and defenders Vincent Kompany and Aleksandar Kolarov are back in contention for places in the squad.

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Thornberry joins key Republicans against Trump plan to slash State budget

Politifact notes that it's actually in line with previous spending increases , and that since 1977, at least ten years saw increases in spending bigger than this one. Pierre Ferrari, CEO of Heifer International - a nongovernmental organization working to end poverty and hunger - said the cuts would be a "terrible move" because "poverty is often a key source of conflict" and urged the administration to keep global development assistance.

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The Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc (BW) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance

A total of 0.56 million shares exchanged at hands and its average trading volume is standing at 0.35 million shares. 7 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (BW)'s latest closing price distance was -38.98% from the average-price of 200 days while it maintained a distance from the 50 Day Moving Average at -38.35% and -38.22% compared with the 20 Day Moving Average.

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Energy Transfer Equity, LP (NYSE:ETE)

The growth estimate for the next five years is 47.13 percent (per annum). Combining all the recommendations on Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE), the mean now stands at 1.79. The third largest holder is Citigroup Inc, which now holds $607.7 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 3.02% of its market capitalization.

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Stock Roundup: Builders FirstSource, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR)

Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 8 of analysts who cover BLDR having a buy-equivalent rating. A gap is a space between prices that occurs when the price of a stock makes a move down or up when there is no trading happening in between.

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Top Gainers of the Day: Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) from Entertainment - Diversified

Hosking Partners LLP boosted its stake in Comcast by 15.2% in the second quarter. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 18.90%. State Treasurer State of MI boosted its stake in Comcast by 23.3% in the second quarter. On 5/12/2016 Comcast announced a quarterly dividend of $0.28 1.77% with an ex dividend date of 7/1/2016 which will be payable on 7/27/2016. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 3rd.

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Injury boost : Two Arsenal superstars resume full training ahead of Liverpool game

It was 2, 3 and then 4-1 [Liverpool scored three times in 14 second-half minutes, with Mane getting the last one] and then suddenly Arsenal have come back and it finished 4-3. Real Madrid's inconsistent performances of late have allowed Barcelona to overtake them in the La Liga with Los Blancos desperate to go on a good run of form .

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Kolkata: Fake currency worth Rs. 56 lakh recovered, five arrested

This is the biggest such bust after the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that was targeted at solving the problem of fake currency circulation, among other reasons. Srinivas, among the accused, was jailed in a murder case at Rajanagaram, where he met K Ganga Maheswara Rao who was serving terms after getting caught in the fake currency racket busted in West Godavari district.

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Services industry bounces back after four months, PMI rises to 50.3

City of London economists had expected a reading of 54.1. IHS said the recently announced budget was a mildly expansionary one with several fiscal measures that will help support economic expansion. "Italy is lagging behind but is nevertheless enjoying its best growth for over a year, likely to see GDP rise by 0.4% in the first quarter". But Chris Williamson, Chief Business Economist at IHS Markit , said a further slowdown in United Kingdom business activity growth in February adds to ...

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Defying China's warning, India to welcome Dalai Lama in Arunachal

Dalai Lama's trip could bring strain in ties with China as the latter takes him as a separatist and it would rise tension between the two nations. Dai Bingguo, China's respected negotiator who retired in 2003, said that India could solve the border dispute between the two countries by eradicating China'a concern in the eastern sector.

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Subway: Tests show only "trace" soy in chicken

The CBC has stood by its report and said on Wednesday that it tested multiple Subway chicken samples from various locations in southern Ontario. A CBC show reported that tests showed only about half of the DNA from Subway chicken samples was from chicken.

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Pure Storage, Inc. (NYSE:PSTG) Analyst Opinion

These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock. (NYSE:PSTG) in which OTR Global Upgrades Pure Storage, Inc . According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $-0.09/share and a Low EPS of $-0.19/share. Executives hold 0.01 percent of the stock.

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Asian Stocks See Worst Week Since December Before Yellen Speech

Futures for the S&P 500 docked 3.75 points, or 0.2%, to 2,378.25. Yellen is scheduled to speak on the economic outlook in Chicago Friday after deputy Stanley Fischer speaks in NY. On the data front Markit services PMI is due at 9:45 a.m. ET, with the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index set to come out at 10:00 a.m.

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Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) Analyst Coverage

The stock was last seen -0.98% lower, reaching at $36.49 on March 2, 2017. (NASDAQ:AMAT) has a P/E Ratio of 18.63. The company reported the earnings of $0.67/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.66/share. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 22nd will be issued a $0.10 dividend. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.01/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 1.5%.

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National Bank Financial Weighs in on Endeavour Silver Corp's FY2016 Earnings (EDR)

National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Endeavour Silver Corp's Q4 2016 earnings at ($0.01) EPS, FY2017 earnings at $0.03 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.34 EPS. Average Revenue Estimate for the current quarter is $213.09 Million, according to consensus forecast of 7 analysts. Nagle expects that the firm will post earnings per share of $0.09 for the year.

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Vietnam pledges help for airport murder accused as sympathy rises

Referring to the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Zahid said the high profile case requires careful attention in terms of investigation considering the relations between both countries. If convicted, they face a mandatory death sentence. The foreign ministry is condemning the attack, saying the use of chemical agents is wrong and that they put people in danger.

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Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Chalking Up Volume in Session

The company has a market cap of $31.14B and now has 454.77M shares outstanding. Citigroup Inc. lowered Valero Energy from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $69.50 price objective on the stock.in a research note on Tuesday, January 17th.

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Youth Who Walks 10 Miles To Work And Back Is Surprised

He loads trucks for $11.90 an hour. Taylor's average night schedule looks something like this: He hits the hay early, wakes up hours before his 4 a.m. "This young man wants to work so bad, he walks to work from way out of town", he is heard to say in the heartfelt clip. "That day when I came in I got dropped off", Taylor told Global News .

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Sensex Ends Flat; Bharti Infratel Surges 6%, Hindalco Advances 4%

Reliance Industries Ltd rose over 4 per cent in intra-day trade. The BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices advanced 0.23 and 0.34 per cent respectively. Another record closing on the Wall Street on Friday and a firm trend in Asia kept mood positive.

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Fox formally notifies EC on £18.5bn Sky takeover

A decision to intervene would not block the deal, but trigger an Ofcom assessment as well as a Competition and Markets Authority report to be considered by Ms Bradley. Speaking at a conference in London on Thursday, Fox Chief Executive Officer James Murdoch made the case that changes in technology are presenting new opportunities that require companies to combine their strengths.

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Mets prospect Luis Guillorme casually catches flying bat with one hand

Guillorme's scouting report already says he has "the fastest hands in the system", and apparently that means on and off the field. Mets prospect Luis Guillorme is trying impress his teammates the best way possible and he may have won them over with a catch he made in the dugout.

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World Stock Markets Mostly Weaker Ahead Of Yellen Speech

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will speak at the Executives' Club of Chicago at 1:00 p.m. ET, while Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is set to speak in New York City at 1:00 p.m. The S&P 500 Index jumped 1.4 percent. ( Kitco News ) - Global stock markets were mostly weaker Friday, on profit taking and downside corrections following recent good gains.

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Defeating SP only answer to removing corruption from UP : PM Modi

Citing poet Ashok Chakradhar's poem on different types of corruption, Modi said the only remedy for this is to defeat the corrupt. Noting that the brass industry of the city was ruined by these parties, he said, "Had this industry been functional and had there been a proper power supply, the youths would not have been forced to move out to Gujarat and Maharashtra for employment".

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Uber loses court battle over English tests for drivers

The court has heard how up to 33,000 private hire drivers across the capital face being forced out of business by the move. Uber warned on Tuesday that the proposed regulation could mean that a "loss of livelihood" for its drivers in London.

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Rivals blast defiant Fillon as allies pull support

Opinion polls now put him lagging in third place for the first round of the French election, behind Front National leader Marine Le Pen and centre-left independent candidate Emmanuel Macron. In that scenario, Macron would just barely make it to a May 7 runoff against Juppe, edging out Le Pen with 25 percent of the vote to 24 percent for her.

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Bitcoin more valuable than gold as price shoots past $1250

When it was first launched, many said Bitcoin would eventually replace gold as the preferred alternative asset and store of value for investors. Earlier today, the SEC informed early bitcoin adopters Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss that they will be informed within days whether they can begin trading their bitcoin-based exchange trading fund.


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