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United Kingdom retail sales surge 1.4% in February

February retail sales grew by 3.7% compared with the same month a year ago, the Office for National Statistics said, and rose by 1.4% from January. The monthly growth in February is seen across all store types. The pound was also finding support from hawkish comments from Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent, who told an audience at London's Imperial College that rate hikes were "quite possible".

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EU Leaders To Hold Summit On April 29 To Adopt Brexit Guidelines

The summit will endorse the final guidelines and mandate the EU's negotiator, Michel Barnier from the European Commission. Such an event could take place in Brussels in late April or very early May. The announcement came after May pushed through legislation to start the negotiations to start withdrawal - a process set in motion by voters in a June 23 referendum.

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Tesco scraps BEER and CIDER in Brexit bombshell

Late past year, Tesco took a stand against Unilever after it demanded a 10 per cent price rise due to Brexit. Factors for higher prices included the high duty rise, increased costs for bottles, packaging and fuel due to the pound's slump since the Brexit vote a year ago.

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Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) Valuation According To Analysts

State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. SRB Corp raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 6.4% in the third quarter. Several analysts recently commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Co downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from a "market perform" rating to an "underperform" rating in a research report on Wednesday.

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(FNSR) Upgraded to Buy at Jefferies Group LLC

During the same quarter previous year, the company earned $0.25 earnings per share. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Finisar's Q1 2019 earnings at $0.56 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.53 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.17 EPS. The Return on Assets stands at 7.1%, Return on Equity shows 10.5% and Return on Investment value is 3%. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 377 Million, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 369.17 Million.

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The Price of Oil Is Crashing Despite the Trump Bump

So even if the "reference basket" that OPEC used to craft the deal was based on exports , it doesn't look like Iraq's compliance is particularly noteworthy-it's just more hard to pin down exactly how noncompliant Iraq is. It's not hard to see why. ExxonMobil and Noble Energy picked up acreage in the fast-growing Permian region in multibillion-dollar deals in the first two months of this year.

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Wary RBNZ Leaves Rates On Hold

In today's statement, RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler said monetary policy across the globe will remain accommodating, with the exception of the United States, where interest rates have begun to rise. Core inflation has been low and stable. Quarterly growth was weaker than expected in the December quarter, but the RBNZ suspects that some of this is due to temporary factors and the growth outlook remains positive.

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PM Modi pulls up his MPs for absence in Parliament

Modi quipped, "I can not attend the Houses on your behalf". PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pulled up Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs for skipping Parliament proceedings following incidents of lack of quorum and even warned that he will keep a tab on them by calling any member any time during the session.

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This Craft Beer Made From Recycled Sewage Water Reportedly Tastes 'Fantastic'

The Pure Water San Diego program aims to supply one-third of San Diego's water supply through recycled wastewater. Even the San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer praised the brewery's initiative saying that the brew was fantastic and also that "there was no better way to highlight the purity of this water!" Gonzalez told News 10 drinkers would "get some caramel notes, some tropical fruit notes".

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United Kingdom to follow USA flight ban on larger electronic devices

EasyJet has become the first United Kingdom airline to lay out how the United Kingdom government's new cabin baggage ban on devices will impact on customers. Arslan urged the U.S.to "not confuse Istanbul with other places", saying that Turkish authorities already take every possible security precaution. "People should continue to fly and comply with security procedures", he said.

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Sears, Kmart parent company warns of 'substantial doubt' about its survival

Since 2012, Sears' annual revenue has fallen 47 per cent to $22.1 billion, and the company has accumulated $10.54 billion in losses , including $2.22 billion in the year ended January 28. "The retail industry is just too competitive, the brand value of Sears has diminished dramatically, the seismic shifts in consumer spending both in terms of the move to e-commerce and to experiences don't bode well for Sears", said Ken Perkins, president of industry research firm Retail Metrics.

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Electric flights between London and Paris 'in a decade'

By cutting out the heavy cost of jet fuel, air travel costs could drop significantly. But the year-old company's plans rely on battery technology improving at a constant rate for the next decade, otherwise power and capacity limitations will hinder development of the plane.

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HPE to jointly build supercomputer for BASF on Intel platform

Tracking most recent quarter period, Price to book (P/B) ration is at 1.21 and Price to cash per share ration is at 2.98. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) under comprehensive financial analysis presented as an active mover. The highest price target outlook for the stock is $27 and the minimum price target estimate is $20. The returns on assets were 4.00% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings.

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Fraudster cheats USA tech firms of more than US$100m

The bank accounts in question belonged to companies that Rimasauskas had himself set up and incorporated with the same name as an unspecified "Asian-based computer hardware manufacturer" with whom the victim companies were involved in legitimate business.

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House Freedom Caucus chairman says Obamacare replacement bill still short of votes

Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, there that are still not enough GOP congressman on board to pass that bill in a full House vote on Thursday, despite White House heavily lobbying caucus members. By the way, as I write this, the New York Times whip count has 27 House Republicans planning to vote no on the bill, a fatal number unless Ryan can scrounge up a few Democrats, which is unlikely.

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Transgender athlete crushes female competition in Australian weightlifting event

This gives her a distinct advantage over the female athletes in her field and undermines their accomplishments. "If I was in that category I wouldn't feel like I was in an equal situation", two-time Olympian Deborah Acason, who competes at the 75-kilogram level, told New Zealand news site Stuff .

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Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Overclocked To 3 GHz Using Liquid Nitrogen

Dont forget though guys, you dont need to be using LN2 to overclock your GTX 1080ti, it has already been shown that air and water coolers are also able to show some good performance when it comes to overclocking. At 3GHz, the card's pixel fillrate jumped to 229.3 GPixel/s and its texture fillrate hit 583.7 GTexel/s. Of course, such a heavy clock would eventually make the card consume a lot more power than usual - although, an 80 Plus power supply was more than enough to do the trick.

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Raptors' Serge Ibaka's Explanation For Fight Vs. Bulls' Robin Lopez Is Understandable

Both players were ejected from the game but thankful for the Raptors the 11-game streak came to an end after a 122-120 overtime victory with DeMar DeRozan hitting 42 points. "I know basketball is sometimes physical, we can talk trash, push each other, but punching like that, there's no room because I want to play basketball, I don't want to get suspended".

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Windy today, cold tonight for Midstate

Overnight lows will range from 8 to 18 degrees. Mostly clear skies are predicted for tonight , with a low around 12. Look for lows in the upper 40s to around 50°. While highs are expected to be in the lower 70s Saturday , we will continue to watch an incoming system to the west. More rain is likely Tuesday night, but it should end early Wednesday morning as the coastal storm lifts away to the north of CT.

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Porsche Makes Over $17000 In Profit On Every Car It Sells

To put it simply, every time the company sells a 911 sports auto or one of its Cayenne SUVs. Porsche claimed that 2016 was the most successful year it's had in its 86-year history, setting new records for the number of cars it's sold, the amount of revenue it's made and the amount of people it employs.

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Google's Allo Gets File Sharing, While Duo Gets Audio Calling

This feature is launching in Brazil starting today, with the rest of the world seeing it in the next few days for Android and iOS . They will update to their higher resolution versions once you're in an area with stable network connectivity.

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Japan logs biggest trade surplus since 2010 in Feb

Exports rose by 11.3 per cent overall to 6.35 trillion yen (£45.6 billion), boosted by increased purchases of electronics and auto parts from China and Hong Kong. Unclear details about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic and trade policies have added to uncertainty in Japan's outlook. The issue of trade imbalances may be taken up in the first session of the two countries' new economic dialogue forum, planned for next month.

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Which insiders are trading Energy Transfer Partners, LP (NYSE:ETP)?

To assess the movement of stock we should look over what analysts have to say about the stock current performance. Royal Bank of Canada restated a "hold" rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.in a research note on Friday, January 6th.

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Amaya Shares Up as Owner Reliance on Poker Wanes

Amaya's boss commented that the company performed well in 2016, which helped the operator decrease its interest expense , minimise currency risk and accelerate certain payments. Amaya has announced that it was able to generate record levels of revenue in the 12 months to December 31, 2016. Over the last couple of years she has been engaged in writing about a number of industries and has developed an interest for the gambling market in the UK.

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Trump Jr. slams London mayor after attack

One woman was confirmed killed and several others wounded after an attacker mowed down civilians on Westminister bridge, and stabbed a London police officer. "They need the tools to do this job". Greens on the London Assembly have welcomed Mayor Sadiq Khan's assurances that "nothing is off the table" when it comes to cleaning up London's poor air quality.

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Exxon says it lost emails from Tillerson's alias account

New York's fraud investigation into whether ExxonMobil misled shareholders about the risks of climate change hit a snag on Wednesday, as the company revealed it can not locate a year's worth of emails. "It's possible that Rex Tillerson was communicating with people in government related to climate and energy policy using that email address", Julia Olson, an attorney for the teenagers, said on Monday .

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Analyst Research and Recommendations: AMETEK, Inc. (AME), Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)

Institutional investors own 53.74% of the company's stock. Market capitalization is the total market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) have shown a high EPS growth of 18.60% in the last 5 years and has earnings decline of 4.00% yoy. The company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01.

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Analysts' Recommendations Stocks Watch List: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) & Electronic

The RSI oscillates between zero and 100. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.24 and $0.17 respectively. It would take about 2.19 days to cover all short positions. Angled up and price is moving up (or was recently) overall, angled down and price is moving down overall, moving sideways and the price is likely in a range.

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Starbucks Doubles Down on Military Hiring After Boycott Threats

That includes 68,000 jobs in the United States. With CEO Howard Schultz set to step away from his post and move full-time into the executive chairman role next month, the company said it has full confidence that his successor Kevin Johnson - who now serves as president and chief operating officer - will continue to push the envelope on innovation, while also focusing on remaining competitive with competitors such as McDonald's (MCD), Dunkin Donuts (DNKN) and higher-end coffee shops around ...

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Deadly Midtown Stabbing Attack Was Racially Motivated, Police Say

He later told police that he was motivated by rage against black men who get romantically involved with white women, sources said. "It appears this subject has been harboring these types of feelings for quite some time", Assistant Chief William Aubry said.

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Electronic devices banned on some UK-bound flights: are you affected?

The U.S and United Kingdom governments have imposed a ban on electronics in carry-on luggage of passengers coming in from certain countries. Hours later, United Kingdom followed suit. All rely heavily on passengers who transfer between points in Asia, Africa and the Middle East to reach countries in the west, including the US. Only the bomber was killed and the plane landed safely.

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$40 oil? No problem as US drillers snub OPEC with hedges

Nevertheless, the member countries had a change of heart. Sources within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries have indicated that its members increasingly favour extended production cuts but want the backing of non-Opec oil producers, such as Russian Federation, which have yet to deliver fully on existing reductions.

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USA bans electronic carry-ons from 8 Muslim countries

British Airways , for example, is saying "If you are part-way through your journey (e.g. on a short business trip or holiday) or about to start your journey in one of these countries and feel that you are unable to immediately comply with the new United Kingdom government requirements, then we will be able to rebook your flight to a later date so that you are able to meet them".

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Existing-Home Sales Slipped in February

After starting the year at the fastest pace in nearly a decade, existing-home sales slid in February but remained above year ago levels both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors. Supply levels have fallen for 21 straight months. At February's sales pace, it would take 3.8 months to clear the stock of houses on the market, up from 3.5 months in January.

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Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Posted losses of -1.26% in the Last Trade

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 3.05 on the shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE:FCX). The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.10 out of 1-5 scale with week's performance of 0.63%. After $0.25 actual earnings per share reported by Freeport-McMoRan Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -24.00% negative EPS growth.


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