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Montini: Trump helps mentally ill acquire guns

Prior to February's House vote, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) said the Obama rule repeal effort in Congress "was about weakening our firearms background check system, plain and simple". If an individual's information could potentially prohibit them from purchasing a firearm, they would be notified both orally and in writing. While the rule wasn't effective until January 18, compliance was not required until later this year - in December .

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The ART Advisors LLC Takes Position in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)

The company has a market capitalization of $3.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.74 and a beta of 1.11. E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) gained 4.90% to reach at the trading price of $36.20 as it is set to release its next quarterly earnings report on April 20, 2017.

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The Short Interest in Two Harbors Investments Corp (TWO) Rises By 60

Also, insider Mary Kathryn Riskey sold 3,190 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, January 30th. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 9,806,561 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $191,620,000 after buying an additional 74,324 shares during the last quarter.

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White House: No American Steel Required For Keystone XL

The U.S. news outlet Politico reports that Keystone XL would qualify for an exemption because it does not meet the definition of a new pipeline project. However, spokesman Terry Cunha pointed out that half the pipe the company purchased in 2012 for Keystone XL was manufactured in the United States, and that 75 per cent originated in North America.

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Yearly Price Target Of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) At $80.941

It would take about 2.13 days to cover all short positions. The company's stock had a trading volume of 6,275,917 shares. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.32 EPS. The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Outperform and their mean rating for the stock is 2.00 on scale of 1-5. Analysts' mean recommendation for JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Pacira Pharmaceuticals Receives a Hold from BMO Capital

Total revenues were $72.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 5% increase over the $69.3 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2015. Pacira Pharmaceuticals , Inc. Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PCRX. Pacira Pharmaceuticals's revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter past year.

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PSA expected to announce Opel purchase on Monday

The announcement could still be delayed by last-minute snags, but it is likely to be made in France, says the person, who didn't want to be identified because the deal hasn't been formally announced. GM and PSA five years ago announced a 10-year alliance that aimed to save $2 billion annually by 2017. GM boss Mary Barra publicly sounded a circumspect note when asked about an Opel sale on Tuesday.

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Dem senator admits meeting with Russian ambassador

While attorney general Jeff Sessions did admit that he met with the Russian ambassador not one but twice when Donald Trump's campaign for the president's post was underway, he says that the campaign was never a topic of discussion between them.

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Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) Stock Rating Lowered by Imperial Capital

The company's market cap is $10.56 billion. Wunderlich Capital Managemnt increased its stake in shares of Palo Alto Networks by 83.7% in the second quarter. Jefferies Group LLC decreased their price objective on Palo Alto Networks to $130.00 in a report on Wednesday. They issued a "hold" rating and a $153.00 target price for the company.

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Analysts showing optimistic trends for: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX)

For the current estimate trends of EPS, pool recommendation was $0.93 and for one month was $1.15. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International from $42.00 to $25.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 10th.

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Crews continue work on broken water main in Brooklyn Heights

As crews work to fix the water main, the R train is running along the Q line from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue in both directions. A video posted on twitter shows what appears to be a river of brown water flowing down Montague Street. At one point, almost 30 businesses in the area were without water. The MTA has crews on the scene ensuring that the water drains from the station.

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United Kingdom services still growing despite January PMI drop

However, it remains above the 50 threshold that separates growth from contraction. "The Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index signalled growth in February as businesses recovered from the demonetisation-related disruptions seen in each of the previous three months", according to the report.

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Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) Price Target Raised to $99.00 at Griffin Securities

The biggest holder now is Ms. Carol A. Bartz who owns 1,058,178 shares (0.48% of those outstanding), whilst Mr. Carl Bass holds 116,612 (0.05% of shares outstanding) and Amar Hanspal holds 114,876 (0.05% of shares outstanding). If you are reading this piece on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. & worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. ADSK has been the subject of a number of analyst reports.

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Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) Cut to "Sell" at MKM Partners

The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $-0.04/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of -9.1%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 18.9%. The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -7.22% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -7.22 percent. The firm's stock has a market capitalization of $2.96 bln.

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Research Analysis of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH)

Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) now has a consensus Price Target of $12.55. Platform Specialty Products Corporation has 1 year price target of $14.09. The business earned $950 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $931.10 million. Platform Specialty Products Corp had a negative net margin of 5.98% and a negative return on equity of 0.53%.

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Markets Right Now: US stocks edge lower in midday trading

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was up almost 0.5 percent at seven-week highs helped by data as well as rate hike bets. The yield on the U.S. 10-year bond hit 2.50% in intraday trade, the highest since February 14. In her speech, Yellen remarked that disappointing economic growth in 2015, due to weaker economic overseas, the lower price of oil, and the appreciation of the dollar, had all persuaded the Fed to proceed cautiously.

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As Supreme Court case nears, tech takes a stand for transgender rights

Grimm appealed to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which sided with the teen. "I hope that the Supreme Court will realize the value in this case and the fact that separating transgender people not only makes them feel alienated, but also makes them have a higher target on their backs for discrimination and bullying and things of that nature", Brandon, 15, said Thursday on a press call sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Big Lots Breaks Out To Buy Point On Earnings, Outlook

The stock was sold at an average price of $53.00, for a total value of $530,000.00. The company also announced that its Board increased the quarterly dividend payment rate approximately 19% by declaring a first-quarter quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share.

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Says He'll Pay For Donald Trump's Wall

Rogelio Zambrano is board chairman for Mexican cement manufacturer CEMEX. It's not clear how much the wall will cost. The company "Michels Corporation" was one of 250 firms that submitted proposals to build the wall. "I know you're follow-up question is is Mexico going to pay for the wall?" A Mexican businessman is under fire in his home country for suggesting his company might help build president Trump's proposed border wall.

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Two GOP Reps Join Dems in Calling for Trump's Tax Returns

Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., in trying to finally pry Trump's taxes loose. "We believe the powerful and respected Committees on Finance and Ways and Means have the responsibility to ensure oversight of the executive branch by requesting a review of President Trump's tax returns and moving toward a formal release of these documents to the public".

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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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