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Iran May Keep Same Oil Output If Others Extend Cuts, Kuwait Says

If that is right, May will have the biggest monthly increase since February 2015 and the highest monthly production level since November 2015. "U.S. Kilduff also noted that USA daily production increased to 9.25 million barrels per day. Output in the lower-48 states rose 21,000 barrels a day to 8.72 million, also the highest since August 2015.

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Pence says U.S. stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson . Pence's meeting in Seoul with business leaders comes before he heads to Tokyo later on Tuesday, where he will meet Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso and kick off talks that Washington hopes will open doors for USA -made products.

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No tears over spilled milk as Canada fires back at Trump

The United States is Canada's largest trading partner. "Time and again Canada has demonstrated its disregard of its dairy commitments to the United States - hampering America's exports to Canada - while pursuing ways to use its government-controlled system to unfairly dump greater Canadian exports in global markets".

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Fed Survey Finds Moderate Economic Growth In Spring

However, if inflation ignites it likely would prompt the Fed to raise rates more quickly. The survey, known as the Beige Book, will be used when Fed officials next meet on May 2-3. Farmers have struggled with falling commodity prices over the past year. The model has been revised lower in recent weeks after a slew of lackluster economic data reports including the Labor Department's consumer price index update, surveys of manufacturing activity, the jobs report, and industrial production - ...

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Just the Facts on Plug Power Inc. (PLUG)

Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Rodman & Renshaw boosted their price target on Plug Power from $3.00 to $4.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $2.29, up from yesterday's close by 2.23%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.46 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.2.

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Would You Buy EBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) On These Analyst Ratings?

Beat earnings estimates . The company posted earnings of $0.49 per share (excluding $0.51 from non-recurring items), topping the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.40 per share. Since the start of the New Year, eBay Inc. Boston Partners raised its stake in shares of eBay by 5.3% in the third quarter. Mizuho restated a "neutral" rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of eBay in a research note on Thursday, January 26th.

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OPEC chief says producers seek market stability

West Texas Intermediate for May delivery slipped 41 cents to $52 a barrel at 11:30 a.m. on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract, which finished at its lowest level since April 7 on Tuesday, is set to expire at Thursday's settlement.

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North Korea: Nuclear war may start any moment because Trump is 'crazy'

Throughout his bareknuckle election campaign, Trump repeatedly called into question a mutual defence treaty between Japan and the United States, suggesting Tokyo should pay for its own security. China is North Korea's biggest trading partner. Pence, however, reaffirmed that there was no hope of reviving the TPP itself. But the meetings could indicate how forcefully the US will pressure Japan to further open its farm and automotive sectors.

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No One Will Be Fired For Dragging Incident: United Airlines

Mr Munoz has declined to address that change until the airline finishes an internal review. Dr. David Dao, the 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor who was seen in video being dragged off a United flight a week ago, will likely sue the airline, his attorney said on Thursday.

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United Airlines to refund tickets to all passengers aboard notorious flight

He was left bloodied after the Sunday evening incident at Chicago Airport and the footage provoked global outrage, reported CBS News. On Thursday, the Chicago's aviation commissioner is expected to address a city council committee about the incident.

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Oil futures fall on U.S. supply concerns

Cairo - After the success achieved by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) in cutting down oil output, Saudi Arabia told OPEC officials it wants to continue output cuts for an additional six months - however with every oil agreement, light is shed on Saudi Arabia first, then Russian Federation.

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Morgan Stanley posts strong 1Q profit, helped by trading

They now have a Dollars 44 price target on the stock. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link . Morgan Stanley (MS ) is now showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 0.7%. Morgan Stanley's quarterly revenue was up 25.1% on a year-over-year basis.

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Oil lower on smaller crude inventory decline

USA crude futures settled down $1.97 to $50.44 a barrel, a 3.8 per cent drop, the worst-one day decline since March 8, as investors bailed out of long positions in response to the bearish inventory figures. That surprise build in gasoline, along with an increase in US production, pressured prices. "This, along with the increasing rig count and another increase in the [drilled but uncompleted] well count (up another 111 wells), means that USA production supply will continue to move up", he said.

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Energy Transfer Equity's Valuation: Is It a Buying Opportunity?

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Williams Companies in a research note on Friday, March 31st. The business's quarterly revenue was up 12.0% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Analysts predict that Energy Transfer Partners will post $1.42 EPS for the current year.

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United Airlines not to fire employees who dragged passenger

Munoz said he has received "a lot of support" from United's high-end customers, although "obviously a lot of people have ideas and thoughts about how we can make things better". Specifically, Blumenthal called on Chao to look into whether airlines are offering passengers the full amount of compensation for bumping allowed by law, airline overbooking and bumping practices, and whether airlines employees are being properly trained about passengers' rights.

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Legal rule could mean Aaron Hernandez will die an innocent man

Drafted in 2010 by the New England Patriots, Hernandez played three career National Football League games in Miami against the Dolphins, catching 20 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown. Baez said his client's family is "heartbroken, and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death". "Aaron Hernandez will go to his death an innocent man".

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PetSmart Gobbles Up Online Pet Retailer Chewy

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but the technology publication Recode , citing multiple unnamed sources, reported that the deal is valued at $3.35 billion. "Since we started Chewy , we have been dedicated to understanding and satisfying the evolving needs of our customers to deliver the highest quality pet products and customer service", said Cohen, Chewy's CEO.

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Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

The number of eligible jobs for the visas will be cut from 651 to 435, and application fees will rise. Applicants must have at least two years' experience in their skilled profession and there will be a minimum market salary rate to make sure Australian workers are not undercut.

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IRS turns to debt collectors to call about unpaid taxes

Last year, when the D.C. Office of the Attorney General reported a surge in complaints about crooks pretending to be with the IRS and telling potential victims they owe money, News4 advised the IRS will never call asking for money, but a new law requires a change in that guidance.

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GORSUCH CONFIRMED: Trump's Supreme Court pick headed to the bench

Though he obfuscated and evaded on many questions put to him during his confirmation hearing, all indications are that he will vote most often with the court's conservative bloc of justices, providing a fifth vote for a conservative majority in 5-4 cases.

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Goldman Sachs quarterly profit surges 80%

Shares traded down about 3.4% in the premarket Tuesday to $218.62, having closed on Monday at $226.26. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 77,135 shares of the company's stock , valued at $19,296,091.60.

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Democrat leads in Georgia race; final count delayed

Democrat Jon Ossoff , a 30-year-old former congressional staffer, and Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, will meet in the June 20 runoff. "Being a member of Congress and representing the sixth district is not being an extension of the White House". If Democrats can net 24 seats, they would recapture the majority.

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Scrapping H1B visa lottery can have unintended consequences: Nasscom

Whether you're for or against the new executive order , there isn't much that is likely to change in the short term. He said the order sets in motion the first steps to initiate "long-overdue" reforms to end "visa abuses". However, as per studies, 80 for every penny of the endorsed applications were for the two least wage levels permitted. The order, in part, takes aim at the H-1B visa program, which admits 85,000 immigrants each year mostly to work in high-tech jobs that companies say ...

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EBay revenue rises on e-commerce revamp

The Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of the stock is 4.13, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 3.54. In terms of recent volatility, the average for the month is 1.61% and 1.50% for the past week. A moving average (MA) is a trend-following or lagging indicator because it is based on past prices. A moving average can help cut down the amount of "noise" on a price chart.

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American Express Revenue Beats Estimates After Marketing Push

The firm owned 639,289 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 59,666 shares during the period. Auxier Asset Management's holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company were worth $5,219,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Squabble with Apple Doesn't Weigh on Qualcomm as Earnings, Revs Top Estimates

Revenues rose 8.1% from a year ago to $5.99 billion, also topping analysts' view for $5.86 billion. The iPhone maker has accused Qualcomm of overcharging for its chips and withholding almost $1 billion in contractual payments. Wall Street had been modeling for the San Diego-based company to earn $1.10 a share, down 5%, on sales of $5.95 billion, down 1%, in the June quarter.

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Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) Stock Will Show Resistance At $127.95

The figure tells us what earnings were generated from invested capital of Lam Research Corporation . Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,332 shares of the company's stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 4 shares during the period.

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Krispy Kreme owners plan to buy Panera Bread for $7.5 billion

JAB was named as a possible suitor, as were McDonald's, Starbucks, KFC parent company Yum! and Domino's. Panera's ascension as one of the most successful fast-casual chains shook up the restaurant industry. Starbucks is seeking ways to generate more money from food, and buying a bakery chain with more than 2,000 cafes across the USA and Canada would give it a massive presence in the category.

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British chancellor pleased with IMF upgrade of economic growth

It kept its 2018 global growth forecast unchanged at 3.6 percent. The IMF now expects GDP growth in Hungary to pick up from 2% past year to 2.9% in 2017, rather than to 2.5% as in the previous outlook released in October 2016. The IMF said the outlook for the country is "subject to downside risks , including from lower regional growth, capital outflows from United States monetary policy tightening and heightened global policy uncertainty".

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10-year-old bumped from Air Canada flight

It hasn't raised the kind of backlash that followed the bumping and roughing up of a 69-year-old doctor on the now-infamous United Airlines flight sitting on the tarmac last week in Chicago, but the experience of a Prince Edward Island family in March is raising hackles and chagrin in Canada over the contentious issue of airline overbooking.

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United Kingdom lawmakers back prime minister's call for June 8 election

Mrs May faced taunts of "frit" from Labour backbenchers at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, as leader Jeremy Corbyn accused her of running scared of scrutiny on her record. Throw in the general election of 2015 and there has been nearly seven years of non-stop political campaigning. Labour and the much smaller opposition Liberal Democrats said they would vote in favour of the early election, all but guaranteeing her decision will be approved .

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Epix Renews Distribution Deal With Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corp has a one year low of $1.92 and a one year high of $5.75. Finally, Bank of America Corp downgraded Frontier Communications Corp from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $2.50 target price for the company.in a report on Tuesday, March 7th.

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Analyst Activity - Jefferies Group LLC Reiterates Hold on Agree Realty (NYSE:ADC)

The fund owned 24,968 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after buying an additional 665 shares during the period. Robert W. Baird upgraded Education Realty Trust, Inc. The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 28th were given a $0.20 dividend.

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How Trump's 'Buy American' order could play out

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the executive order "will make significant progress towards Buy American and Hire American , the cornerstone of Trump's vision for a government that answers to the American workers who built this country".

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International Monetary Fund revises global growth forecast; SA lags behind

The IMF said in the report: "The 0.9 percentage point upward revision to the 2017 forecast...reflects the stronger-than-expected performance of the UK economy since the June Brexit vote, which points to a more gradual materialization than previously anticipated of the negative effects of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union".


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