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Stocks slip on Trump policies and gold rallies

The U.S. dollar changed hands in the lower 110 yen zone in early Tokyo deals Thursday, slightly up from its levels in late trading in NY where the U.S. The dollar index against a basket of major currencies was little changed at 99.849 after retreating to a 1-1/2-month low of 99.642 overnight. Tuesday's move in stocks underscores trends in other markets already pricing in a risk that the Trump administration's plans could be delayed.

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Funding cuts, tax increases in Saskatchewan budget shock and disappoint people

As prices have spiralled downward, the ugliness of this is beginning to rear its head at the pocketbook of the province. As the city's mostly suit-wearing business owners and operators dined on a catered lunch in a downtown hotel, the finance minister laid out his three-year plan to reduce the province's $1.3-billion deficit.

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Independent Advisor Alliance Takes Position in Accenture Plc

P/E is 18.72 and forward P/E is 19.72. 1/9/2017-William Blair Reiterated Rating of Outperform. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 10 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 4 recommend as HOLD. In other Accenture Plc news, insider Daniel T. London sold 4,437 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 6th. While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $121.44.

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Redundancies 'inevitable' as footwear retailer Brantano goes into administration

But in the meantime, the company would continue to trade as normal while administrators assess its strategy and interest in parts of the business. Alteri, which bought it and discount chain Brantano for £12 million in 2015, put it up for sale last month.

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Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in Cerulean Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:CERU)

The 1 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Cerulean Pharma Inc have a median target of 6.00, with a high estimate of 6.00 and a low estimate of 6.00. The SEC filing shows that WALT DAVID R performed a purchase of 8,960 shares. The company's shares were assimilated at $2.1 per share worth to an investment of some $18,816 on account of WALT DAVID R.

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Scotland Frustrated By Canada In 1-1 Friendly Draw

Only a spattering of fans were inside Easter Road, the home of Edinburgh side Hibernian, to watch a flat encounter punctuated by few chances for either side. "You have seen there are a lot of guys very rusty, guys that have not played for a while so that is the bonus [of this match]". "So, we learned that lesson, the lesson that you really can't mis-pass the ball so many times in the first 10 minutes and expect to then go and play, really, that well because you lose a bit of confidence".

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Hindustan Zinc gains after board's nod for special interim dividend

Hindustan Zinc rose 2.23% to Rs 318.70 at 9:35 IST on BSE after the company said its board approved special interim dividend of Rs 27.50 per share for the year ending 31 March 2017. Billionaire Anil Agarwal's Hindustan Zinc Ltd ., profiting from a surge in metals prices, announced a special dividend that takes its payments to shareholders this year above $4 billion, in what it said is a record return by an Indian company.

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Walker announces candymaker Haribo to build near Kenosha

Scott Walker said in a news conference, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . The company is expected to be operational in Pleasant Prairie, near Kenosha, by 2020. "In an elaborate process, we examined many different sites", LaBerge said, the National Confectioners Association reported . "This is a sweet day for Kenosha County", said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser in a statement from the Governor's Office.

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Pepsi Fights Soda Tax With Smaller Bottles

PepsiCo, one of the world's biggest cola brands, is pulling 2-liter bottles and 12-packs of its products from Philadelphia grocery store shelves over the city's new tax on sweetened drinks. They are being replaced with smaller bottles and cans of the drinks. Pepsico told TheStreet that its beverage sales were down 40% in the city, and sales of its larger packages down more than 50% and as much as 80% in many grocery stores.

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Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCE) Given Hold Rating at Jefferies Group LLC

Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reissued a hold rating and set a $37.00 target price on shares of Coca-Cola European Partners plc in a report on Monday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th will be issued a $0.37 dividend. This is an increase from The Coca-Cola's previous quarterly dividend of $0.35.

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NASCAR penalizes Keselowski and Harvick

Wednesday, NASCAR issued its Phoenix penalty report with Keselowski's finish being encumbered and under the L1 penalty crew chief Paul Wolfe has been suspended for the next three races and fined $65,000. "In the meantime, we have decided Brian Wilson will serve as Brad Keselowski's crew chief at Auto Club Speedway while we evaluate our approach relative to today's penalties".

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Is the Options Market Predicting a Spike in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (AUPH) Stock?

The stock is going forward its 52-week low with 390.79% and moving down from its 52-week high price with -19.07%. When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 2.86 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong Sell.

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US Has No Beef with Spoiled Brazilian Meat

Foster's Food Fair IGA, Priced Right, Kirk Market and Hurley's in Cayman confirmed Tuesday they had all stopped selling Brazilian corned beef. The ministry's investigation is being conducted via importers of the chicken products. On March 18, a number of police raids on meat processing centres exposed the widespread bribery of health inspectors by the nation's industry leaders.

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Today's Analyst Moves: Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC), Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ)

Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.06 per common share for the first quarter of 2017.

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New fossil evidence shakes up what is known about dinosaur evolution

He said key skeletal differences indicate the meat-eating group called theropods, including giants like T. rex , Allosaurus , Giganotosaurus and Spinosaurus, and the long-necked group called sauropods, including huge Brontosaurus , Diplodocus and Argentinosaurus, should not be banded together.

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Say Goodbye to Virgin America

The overall quality of its service, as well as passenger comfort, are also among the most loved aspects of the airline. The same release, however, promised that the combined airline will adopt numerous brand elements that Virgin America fans always loved about their experience with the airline, including mood lighting, music, and enhanced in-flight entertainment - essentially, a cool and distinguishable vibe.

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Dunkin' Says Goodbye to Coffee Coolatta

The new Monster drink combines a can of Monster Energy with Dunkin' blue raspberry or strawberry fruit Coolatta flavors, served over ice. Replacing the Coffee Coolatta will be the "Frozen Dunkin' Coffee", as well as the "Dunkin' Energy Punch", spawned from the Canton-based coffee chain's partnership with Monster Energy.

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Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH) Closed the Last Trading Session at $0.09

That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 9.02 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. Its 52-week high and low range is between $71.62 and $49.67. Delcath Systems, Inc. (DCTH ) topped its 52-week high price of $6.88 on May 20, 2016 and 52-Week Low Price of $0.08 on Mar 22, 2017.

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Biffa PLC (BIFF) Earns "Overweight" Rating from JPMorgan Chase & Co

It has outperformed by 12.45% the S&P500. In the prior 12 months esure Group plc's stock price has decreased by -4.95% from 248.6 to 236.3. The brokerage now has a GBX 590 ($7.29) price target on the stock. Beaufort Securities restated a "buy" rating on shares of Pets at Home Group PLC in a report on Friday, November 25th. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Overweight" on Friday, September 30.

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Eiffel Tower paid tribute to London terror attack victims

Most notably, 130 people were killed in the Paris attacks, when roaming ISIS gunmen shot dead innocent victims in the French capital. Paris joined cities around the world are showing solidarity with London. The driver then reportedly got out of his vehicle at the Houses of Parliament where he attempted to force his way past a security check-point. And hurt in the terror attack on the British parliament.

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Bebe Stock Plunges On Report Of Store Closure Plans, Focus On Web

In addition to its store locations in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, bebe also distributes and sells bebe branded product in approximately 75 doors through its licensees in more than 21 countries. The shares fell as much as 31 percent to $4.42 after Bloomberg reported on the plan. Manny Mashouf was brought back to run the company. A spokesperson for Bluestar Alliance LLC, which inked a joint venture with Bebe past year, told just-style yesterday neither company is ...

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China, India led slowdown in coal power development, says report

The report says that the slowing of coal-plant construction brings the 2° C (3.6° F) temperature rise targeted as part of the Paris Agreement within the realms of possibility. Asia alone is expected to account for 70 to 80 percent of the global growth in coal-fired power capacity over the next two decades. The Indian go-slow was prompted, according to the authors, by the reluctance of banks to provide funds.

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USA may charge North Korea with orchestrating $81m Bangladesh Bank cyberheist

The attack had forced the studio to cancel the release of the satirical movie, "The Interview", which was based on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The branch of the US central bank rejected most of the requests but filled some of them, resulting in $81 million disappearing into casinos and other entities in the Philippines.

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Next sees first annual profit fall in eight years

Next has released its annual financial results, reporting the first drop in annual profits for eight years and confirming predictions of a hard period for the fashion retailer. The retailer confirmed that it had hiked prices by 4% on average for the first half of the current year. Looking ahead, Next said it remains "extremely cautious" as it looks to mitigate potential threats including price inflation as a result of Sterling's devaluation and weaker growth in real incomes in the wider ...

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Earnings Estimates Review: ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG)

The 52-week range of the share price is from $54.30 - $74.35. Jefferies Group LLC restated a "buy" rating and set a $43.00 price objective (down from $56.00) on shares of Conagra Brands in a research note on Wednesday, November 30th. Sharpe, Jr holds 164,616 (0.04% of shares outstanding). This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.96%. On 12/15/2015 Conagra Brands announced a quarterly dividend of $0.25 2.45% with an ex dividend date of 1/27/2016 which will be ...

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Reports claim American Airlines is mulling stake in Chinese airline

In the months following the acquisition the Alaska Air Group had operated the two carriers as separate subsidiary airlines, with the ultimate goal of combining their forces to compete against bigger air rivals. Alaska has announced some new improvements for its entire fleet, as well, some of which would be rolled out as early as next year. According to the airline, new first class seating would be introduced to Virgin's fleet by Q4 2018.

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One-day cheque clearing to be introduced

However, it will be the second half of next year before all United Kingdom banks and building societies will be offering the faster service. Customers will pay them into their bank as usual but banks will swap images of the cheques instead of popping them in the post.

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Emirates claps back at electronics ban with cheeky in-flight entertainment ad

A USA rule banning laptops, tablets and other devices larger than a cellphone went into effect Tuesday morning, according to senior administration officials. Are you a business traveller who works on a flight? The electronics as hand luggage ban is particularly bothersome for business people and those who carry electronics professionally.

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Numis Securities Ltd Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Bellway plc (BWY)

Ocado Group Plc has 596,369,000 shares which are now outstanding with shareholders and have a price of 257.2 bringing Ocado Group Plc's market capitalisation to 1.53B GBP. The stock of RPC Group PLC (LON:RPC) earned "Outperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 7. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,125 ($26.24), for a total transaction of £83,895 ($103,612.45).

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Revenues up at Forest City-based Winnebago Industries

It also upped Spdr Nuveen Bloomberg Barclays stake by 113,818 shares and now owns 133,670 shares. Winnebago Industries's payout ratio is 22.35%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.35 EPS. Overall revenues for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 were $370.5 million, an increase of 64 percent compared to last year's second quarter. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 46 cents per share.

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What Do Analysts Suggest For Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL)

This rating was issued on 12/16/16. Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.40. We would note that analysts seem to be projecting earnings, on average, for this quarter in the range of $-0.25 to $-0.12. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp by 65.2% in the fourth quarter. In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference ...

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Killer of former Russian MP now in hospital under police protection

Former Russian lawmaker of the State Duma Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in a firefight in Kiev, Ukraine, a senior law enforcement official Andrey Krishchenko said. He was reportedly murdered by an unidentified gunman at the entrance of an upmarket hotel in the Ukrainian capital. Yaroslav Trakalo added that the body guard of Voronenkov wounded the attacker.

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Easyjet introduces laptop ban on Egypt and Turkey flights

Although concerns about this possibility had existed since 2014, it wasn't believed that terrorists had been able to develop these devices beyond initial planning - until recently. No official start date for the ban has been set and the Government said it may take affected airlines a few days to implement the new security measures.

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Waitrose scraps 'free drink without purchase' offer

Middle England was in uproar yesterday after Waitrose announced that its hugely popular free coffee offer is to be restricted because some customers have been taking advantage of the deal. I enjoy glugging my coffee as I peruse the shelves. Another, Mike Cheese, said: "Watching people kick off about not getting free coffee at Waitrose is making me chuckle".

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Alaska will fold Virgin America brand within two years

The $2.6 billion merger resulted in a combined airline with almost 1,200 daily flights and 286 aircraft, making it the United States' fifth largest airline. According to the airline, new first class seating would be introduced to Virgin's fleet by Q4 2018. Alaska now pays the Virgin Group a royalty of 0.7 percent of the Virgin America unit's revenue for using the name.


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