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Company Spotlight on Shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN)

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services assumed coverage on Achillion Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, February 2nd. They issued a "buy" rating and a $10.00 price objective for the company. If you are viewing this news story on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US & worldwide copyright & trademark laws.

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How major United States stock market indexes fared on Monday

Solid earnings reports and outlooks from several big companies sent US stocks higher in morning trading. The Nasdaq index first breached the 5,000 mark on March 7, 2000 and closed above that level two days later during the height of the tech boom.

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Former CM Sheila Dikshit blames Ajay Maken for MCD poll drubbing

In South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), BJP was leading in 71 wards while AAP and Congress were ahead in 15 and 12 wards respectively, in the trends available for all 104 wards. He also thanked Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and the party workers for the win. "So, as the president of Delhi Congress I take moral responsibility and offer to resign from my post".

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Emails Reveal Bill O'Reilly's Final Attempts to Save His Job

The site still directs users to his now-disabled official Fox News Facebook page and a still-active personal Twitter account. After the split last week, O'Reilly released a statement , saying "it is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims".

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Non-OPEC Countries Improve Compliance With Vienna Oil Output Cut Deal - Minister

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said that oil-producing countries might have to prolong output cuts agreed for the first six months of the year, explaining: "We might have to extend in order to reach the target... Headline contracts endured topsy-turvy trading patterns overnight in United States and Asian morning calls, before a modicum of stability returned during European trading hours.

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Nasdaq Hits New All-Time Record Above 6000 Points

After struggling for years with a slow global economy and weak oil prices, big USA businesses are in the midst of reporting their best quarter of profit growth in years, analysts say. Winners and Losers: Shares of Netflix, Inc . soared 6 percent after the streaming service landed a Chinese licensing deal. The Dow Jones industrials gained 242 points, or 1.2 percent, to 21,006.

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Russia-linked hackers targeting French election, security firm says

Security researchers at the cybersecurity firm, Trend Micro , said that on March 15 they spotted a hacking group they believe to be a Russian intelligence unit turn its weapons on Mr. " Russian disinformation won't just be about Macron". Mr Hacquebord said: "This is not a 100% confirmation, but it's very, very likely". Trend Micro did not specify that any country was behind the cyberspying.

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Israel Says Assad Has Tons of Chemical Weapons Left

The Israeli military estimates Assad has "between one and three tons" of chemical weapons. "It is a question of days and we will provide proof that the regime carried out these strikes", Mr Ayrault told LCP television. A senior USA official says the US has concluded that Russian Federation knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week. Spicer had to later clarify that if the barrel bombs-a weapon routinely used by Syrian forces-contained chemical agents, then a military ...

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West Ham United release statement in relation to HMRC investigation

HM Customs and Revenue (HMRC) said the raids took place in the north east and south east of England today. According to several reports, Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley is one of those arrested at the club, which is owned by Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley.

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Ferrexpo Plc (FXPO) Earns "Buy" Rating from Deutsche Bank AG

On Monday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by William Blair with "Buy". The firm has "Speculative Buy" rating by Beaufort Securities given on Thursday, February 4. Therefore 90% are positive. The 1 year high for the stock price is 1050 GBX while the 52 week low for the stock is 560 GBX. Leerink Swann reissued an "outperform" rating on shares of AstraZeneca plc in a research report on Saturday, January 21st.

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WTI futures sent reeling by smaller than expected decline in oil stocks

Reports from Reuters said that as of Thursday last week, brent Crude futures settled up 3 cents at $55.89 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 7 cents a barrel to $53.18. USA rig counts are up for 14 straight weeks returning output to levels not seen since April 2015. The energy minister of OPEC member the United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday he saw healthy oil demand growth this year and believed inventories would fall.

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Marine Le Pen's FN party calls EU flag 'oligarchic rag'

Macron said far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen with who he is neck-and-neck in polling for the first-round vote and rightwing candidate François Fillon were engaging in one-upmanship in their response to the attack. "If Le Pen wins, protectionism may further rise in France , which is not good for China". Her campaign has been compared to US President Donald Trump's in proposing strict immigration laws and ending free education for children of undocumented migrants.

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ABB, IBM team up on industrial artificial intelligence

Media and entertainment companies are delivering more content over the cloud to consumers through mobile phones, tablets, laptops and streaming media players, but these companies have said they face a challenge in identifying insights and certain types of content attributes in video because its complicated to process.

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Santander profits fall amid plunge in pound after Brexit

The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. (BSBR) could bring EPS of $0.14/share. Sell-side analysts have also provided a consensus recommendation of 4.00 on company shares.

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Oil prices rebound after Kuwait supports oil deal extension

Iran's oil minister made a commitment to freeze output at 3.8 million barrels a day for the rest of the year on the assumption the cuts are extended beyond June, Kuwait Oil Minister Issam Almarzooq told reporters in Abu Dhabi. "Given this, an OPEC decision to extend the oil cut agreement could lead to further strengthening of the USA oil producers' positions", the expert said.

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Judge cites Trump's comment in 'sanctuary city' ruling

This case is yet one more example of egregious overreach by a single, unelected district judge. The statement was all the more striking because it conflicted with the Justice Department's take on the case. The Trump administration says sanctuary cities allow risky criminals back on the street and that the order is needed to keep the country safe. "Once again a federal court has told the Trump administration: 'No you can't.' The president is going beyond his authority when he tries to cut ...

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OPEC members show higher compliance to bring down oil stocks

Brent for June settlement dropped as much as 58 cents, or 1 percent, to $55.31 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. "The U.S. market perhaps doesn't believe in the oil market balance that OPEC would have us believe", said Hans van Cleef, senior energy economist with ABN AMRO.

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Riyadh says oil output cut may be extended

USA output has jumped nearly 10 per cent since mid-2016 to 9.25 million bpd, close to that of the world's top two producers, Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation. Jerome Powell and European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis are scheduled to participate in a Q&A discussing "Capital Markets, Growth & the Economy of Tomorrow" at the Global Finance Forum in Washington at 8 a.m.

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Nasdaq breaches 6000 as earnings boost shares; USA tax code proposal eyed

The tech-heavy Nasdaq rose as much as 0.70 percent to hit a record level of 6,026.02, powered by gains in index heavyweights Apple AAPL.O and Microsoft MSFT.O . She said cutting taxes on partnerships and owner-operated businesses would be a strong boost to investing. The Nasdaq surged to a record close yesterday as U.S.

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Netflix misses subscriber growth targets, but expects a big Q2

In its first-quarter earnings release late Monday, Netflix Inc. Over the past decade, 'what really did it for Netflix was the explosion of phones and tablets that allowed people to watch video everywhere, ' said Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter.

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North Korea fires hundreds of guns along coast as Trump armada nears

South Korea also said it was considering drills with the carrier group, which is now conducting joint exercises with Japan in the Philippine Sea. The comments came ahead of a failed missile test a day after the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founder Kim Il-Sung.

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Italian PM, Emmanuel Macron set to join hands for Europe's development

The final results from the first round of France's presidential election's showed that centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron got nearly 1 million more votes than far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Le Pen, whose father, Jean-Marie Le Pen , a notorious figure in French politics, led the anti-immigration party from 1972 to 2011, is better known than Macron, a former banker who has enjoyed a meteoric rise.

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United Airlines in fresh scandal after giant rabbit dies on flight

In a statement to the BBC , United Airlines said they "were saddened to hear this news". She told The Sun: 'Something very odd has happened and I want to know what. According to Annette Edwards , Simon , like his father Darius, was a Continental Giant rabbit . "The client who bought Simon is very famous". An airport source said news of Simons demise sparked a panic among UA staff, adding: “After the viral video no-one wanted responsibility for killing what was to be the worlds ...

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Trump's tax plan could face a budget deficit challenge

Trump also signed an executive order directing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to review "all significant 2016 tax regulations to determine if they impose an undue financial burden on taxpayers, are needlessly complex, create unnecessary requirements, or exceed what's allowed under law".

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Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds

The Republican president's administration and two California governments that sued over the order disagreed about its scope. "Under our system of government, the President can not coerce cities, counties and states to become agents of federal immigration enforcement by threatening the loss of funds appropriated by Congress".

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Americans will buy a more expensive flight to avoid United Airlines

He promised to review the airline's policies to make sure something like that never happens again, and said United will no longer use police to remove bumped passengers. Dao had refused to leave his seat after he was randomly selected to be bumped from the flight so United could provide seats to a flight crew deadheading to Louisville.

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Chelsea extend Premier League lead with 4-2 win over Southampton

Meanwhile, Saints have collected four points on their last two visits to Stamford Bridge and came from behind to win this fixture 3-1 last season. The leader hosts Southampton on Tuesday, while Spurs plays away at Crystal Palace 24 hours later.

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Masahiro Imamura: Japanese Minister Quits Over Fukushima Comments

Abe conceded that the public's faith in his administration was lacking following a series of inappropriate remarks made by a number of ministers and parliamentary vice ministers that he had appointed. Imamura retracted his remark, saying he would make a proper apology later. It was not the first time Mr Imamura has courted controversy. He then attempted to oust the journalist whose question led to the remarks at a news conference, shouting: "Get out!" Abe's support now hovers around 50 ...

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Markets Right Now: Strong company earnings power stock gains

The Russell 2000 of smaller-company stocks was up 13.13 points, or 0.9%, at 1,411.08. "The market has moved up, and in order to sustain that, you need GDP growth to accelerate well past 2 percent to sustain earnings growth to sustain these market valuations", said Ernie Cecilia, chief investment officer at Bryn Mawr Trust.

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Oil Tumbles Most in Six Weeks as U.S. Gasoline Supplies Advance

US crude oil production reached 9.24 million barrels per day (bpd), according to the latest Energy Information Administration data , making it the world's third-largest producer after Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil decreased $0. "Production is up nine straight weeks here to the highest level since August 2015". Brent for June settlement dropped as much as 58 cents, or 1 percent, to $55.31 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures ...

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OPEC panel recommends 6-month extension of oil output cuts

Brent crude futures were at $53.03 per barrel at 0257 GMT, up 4 cents from their last close. Novak said information on the oil market's situation and forecasts were being digested in order to draw a conclusion. "Meanwhile, pressure in physical crude is becoming more hard to ignore: timespreads in both Brent and Dubai crude are now both showing the widest contango in several months, while the front end of the Brent contract for difference (CFD) curve has slumped further in recent days".

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United CEO will not take chairman's role in 2018

In its regulatory filing , United Continental Holdings said maintaining an independent chairman is a way to ensure Munoz could more exclusively focus on his role as chief executive officer. Thune and Nelson said in a joint statement, "We find any further delay in getting necessary answers unacceptable", USA Today reported . Here are 5 lessons that we learned from the United Airlines disaster.

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Lawyer representing United passenger takes on American Airlines

Dao was one of four passengers bumped from the United Express flight to make room for four airline employees after the airline failed to find volunteers to take a later flight. The scene was captured on video by fellow passengers and showed Dao bloodied and disheveled in the incident. The change to Munoz's contract came less than two weeks after passenger David Dao was forcibly removed by security officers from a Chicago flight to Louisville, Kentucky.

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International Monetary Fund forecasts pickup in world economy

China will likely achieve a steady pace of growth this year on government-led boosting measures and an expansion in public investment. The IMF expects the USA economy to grow 2.3 percent, up from 1.6 percent in 2016; the 19-country eurozone to expand 1.7 percent, the same as past year; Japan to grow 1.2 percent, up from 1 percent; and China to expand 6.6 percent, down from 6.7 percent in 2016.

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Credit Suisse Group AG Setting The Table For Earnings

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Under Armour Inc (UAA) Receives Underperform Rating from Credit Suisse Group AG" was posted by BBNS and is owned by of BBNS. "We expect the capital increase will strengthen our pro forma look-through CET1 ratio to approximately 13.4 percent and our pro forma look-through tier 1 leverage ratio to approximately 5.1 percent, based on our end-1Q17 risk-weighted assets and leverage exposures", Zurich-based Credit Suisse said in a statement on Wednesday.


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