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Celtics top Bulls to take 3-2 series lead

Bulls: Before winning the first two games of the series, Chicago had only won one playoff game in Boston ever - Game 1 of the 2009 first round. Game 6 of this series is Friday night in Atlanta as the Wizards look to eliminate the Hawks and advance to the conference semifinals.

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Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

But in a disappointment for the White House, Trump was destined to serve his 100th day in office - Saturday - without being able to claim victories on health care and a yearlong budget. Republicans say they are not eroding those provisions, but health care experts and lobbyists beg to differ. He called the new version an effort at "blame-shifting" for the failure of the repeal effort.

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How Trump's tax plan could affect you

Still, "I would never, ever bet against this president". The question is: Does the Trump White House - a warring mix of ideological nationalists, moderate Democrats and a smattering of establishment types lead by a political neophyte as president - have the intestinal fortitude to ignore the noise and make the pro-growth sale to the American people? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, noted Thursday that the proposal would have lopped more than $ 30 million off Trump's 2005 ...

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The Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) Shares Sold by Mathes Company Inc

The natural resource company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.01. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown -6.6%, while the company's earnings per share has grown -21.2%.

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Boston Scientific profit jumps, but falls short of forecasts

The stock has a market cap of $35.74 billion, a PE ratio of 104.84 and a beta of 1.06. The RSI oscillates between zero and 100. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely moves underneath 30 notify oversold conditions.

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Trump jokes about firing Nikki Haley: 'She could easily be replaced'

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is serving this month as the President of the Security Council, a role that rotates each month among the five Permanent members: the U.S., Great Britain, France, China and Russian Federation. "The idea he would sit down and want to talk to them about each of their countries and the Security Council collectively is massive for a president to be able to do this, and it was certainly helpful for the United States", she said.

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Facebook unveils AR software and confirm plans for futuristic 'mind control' map

We already know that simple versions of such graphics are already in the market. The results would be applied to Snapchat filters, games etc. "Think about how numerous things you use don't actually need to be physical", Mark Zuckerberg Told Recode where he also talked about his broader AR vision, which includes AR glasses.

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Odisha would be PM Modi's lab for testing 'pro-poor welfare schemes'

The resolution also called upon party workers to take a pledge to work hard to win the confidence of the people. Shah said change should be brought in a way that other parties also feel compelled to change their thought process and start thinking on positive lines.

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Tony Blair: Theresa May will be PM 'if the polls are right'

Given their urge to leave the European Union thus to focus on the United Kingdom itself, it seems odd that they don't want to talk about the needs of the British public. TV debates first became part of the British general election campaign in 2010, when Gordon Brown went head-to-head with David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

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Jefferies International Reiterated Prudential PLC (LON:PRU) As 'Hold'

Prudential PLC has 2,570,361,000 shares outstanding at the moment which are trading around 1644.33 bringing Prudential PLC's market capitalisation to 42.27B GBP. On 4/21/2017, JP Morgan Cazenove released a statement about Rolls-Royce Group PLC (LON:RR) maintained the target price at 740.00GBX that suggested a downside of -0.08%.

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Pentagon warned Flynn in 2014 against taking foreign payments; IG launches investigation

The Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, took money from foreign entities without needed approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday.

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US economic growth weakened to 0.7 percent Q1

The Atlanta Federal Reserve was predicting first-quarter growth of just 0.2%. This "advance" estimate showed the USA economy with its slowest growth since the first quarter of 2014. The main drag came from the hotels, restaurants and distributions sector, which fell by 0.5%, as increasing prices from rising inflation applied the brakes to retail trade and accommodation services growth.

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US stock indexes veer mostly lower; oil prices head higher

The slight gains were enough to nudge the Nasdaq composite to another record and the Standard & Poor's 500 index to within a whisper of its all-time high. In South Korea, the Kospi Index fell 0.3%. Benchmark U.S. crude dropped 65 cents, or 1.3 percent, to settle at $48.97 per barrel, while Brent crude, which is used to price global oils, fell 38 cents to $51.44 a barrel.

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Trump says border wall will be built in 1st term

Softwood lumber is unloaded at Murray Brothers Lumber. He cited free trade in the North American auto sector as an example of how a typical vehicle part can cross the border up to six times before it ends up in a finished automobile. The 20 percent lumber tariff will raise $1 billion a year on the approximately $5 billion worth of Canadian softwood lumber used in USA home construction.

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Dow Chemical eyes consumer markets as it readies for DuPont merger

Pinnacle Bank acquired a new position in shares of Dow Chemical during the first quarter worth approximately $103,000. West Oak Capital LLC now owns 1,679 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 379 shares during the period.

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After Apple cuts off payments, Qualcomm slashes expectations

Qualcomm is therefore removing any assumption it will get those fees from its forecast for the current period. Qualcomm said it now expects revenue of $4.8 billion-$5.6 billion for its third fiscal quarter, down from the $5.3 billion-$6.1 billion it had previously expected.

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French presidential foes take spin battle to tumble-drier factory

Marine Le Pen has matched her father's 2002 feat reaching the second round of the Presidential vote. "I considered it was such a sign of contempt for the Whirlpool workers that I made a decision to. He wrongly thought that it was a done deal. In contrast, her opponent convened strategy meetings about June's legislative elections that will determine the shape of a future Macron government.

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WRAPUP 1-Inflation surge to keep pressure on ECB to cut stimulus

Euro zone inflation jumped to 1.9 percent in April from 1.5 percent in March driven by energy prices, flash data showed Friday. Strong inflation numbers drove the euro close to 5-1/2 month highs on Friday, turning markets back towards the prospect of a tightening of European Central Bank policy a day after it warned of substantial barriers to sustained higher price growth.

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Samsung to investors: We don't need to change … too much

Its smaller affiliate Kia Motors also sank 0.43 percent to finish at 34,500 won after suffering a 19 percent on-year drop in its first-quarter net profit due to weak demand in China and the United States. Several fans and Android users are disappointed with what happened to the Galaxy Note 7 previous year. That debacle cost Samsung at least $5 billion (4.58 billion euros).

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Henry believes only Sanchez would get in Tottenham team

Leicester sat back for most of the game, so there wasn't too much to do for the player. "We lacked penetration and a change of pace", he told reporters. With Alexis Sanchez not retreating, Fuchs threw the ball at Sanchez, who clutched his face and collapsed in a heap. Though I thought he plays better in the left wing back position, instead of one of the three at the back.

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Scotiabank Reaffirms Outperform Rating for B2Gold Corp. (BTO)

A 52-week high/low is the highest and lowest price that a stock has traded at during the previous year. It represents a security's price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $4. The stock recently closed its previous session at $2.5 by showing a percentage change of -1.96% from its previous day closing price of $2.55.

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Paytm parent One97 set to raise over $1.8 billion from SoftBank

Payments app Paytm on 27 April 2017 launched "Digital Gold" on its platform to allow customers to buy and sell gold through electronic platform. According to him, it will facilitate smaller size gold transactions, which were being postponed because of shortage of cash and enable users to save regularly in digital gold for long-term wealth creation.

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Striking workers give Macron rough reception at factory visit

Only one major candidate has resisted calls to unite against Ms Le Peng: Mr Jean-Luc Melenchon, the firebrand hard-left candidate who came in fourth and who has pointedly refused to support Mr Macron. "We'll get you out of here", Le Pen said as she hugged a woman in the crowd outside the plant, its fences decorated with workers' banners. Le Pen announced Monday she was stepping down from the party leadership while running her campaign.

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Eurozone inflation rises to target as economy improves

Official flash estimates put euro zone inflation at 1.9 percent in the first quarter, on the verge of crossing over the bank's target of below but close to 2 percent, and above estimates for a rise of 1.8 percent. The central bank has slashed interest rates into negative territory and adopted a bond-buying program worth 2.3 trillion euros ($2.5 trillion) to counter the threat of deflation and revive growth in the 19-member currency bloc.

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Trump spokesman calls Flynn probe 'appropriate'

Kislyak. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said Thursday that he has obtained a letter that shows Flynn was warned by the Defense Intelligence Agency not to accept payments from foreign governments without permission.

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Union Pacific (UNP) Beats on Q1 Earnings

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Several brokerages have recently issued reports on UNP. Stock Price: The strong earnings report pleased the investors. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.13%. Union Pacific's payout ratio is now 47.64%. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.89, for a total transaction of $106,890.00.

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Will your 401k be safe under Trump's tax plan?

Trump's plan didn't say how the government would pay for the tax cuts, but Larry Kudlow, a CT resident and CNBC commentator, said he believed the corporate tax cut would pay for itself with an increase in economic activity. The tax proposal initially sent the USA dollar higher against a basket of other major currencies. Who could be so morbid as to tax the dead, right? Across Connecticut, business leaders reacted to Trump's highly-touted tax plan with tempered optimism, but the ...

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You Might Soon Get to Watch Twitter TV

Noto continues, "We believe Twitter is the best at showing you what's happening in the world and what's being talked about". Over the course of the year eMarketer has estimated that Twitter's total ad revenue will grow by just 1.6% and that its global user base will increase by 3.4% in 2017, whether the platform's renewed focus on third-party metrics and transparency will help it woo more advertisers remains to be seen.

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The Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) Downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Underweight"

Generally speaking, earnings are expected to hold steady in coming quarters. (NASDAQ:SIRI) from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.03 earnings per share. In terms of earnings per share, 14 analysts have a 0.04 EPS mean target for the quarter ending Jun-17, for the quarter ending Sep-17, 14 analysts have a 0.05 EPS mean target and for the quarter ending Sep-17 ...

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Turkey suspends around 9000 from police force

Turkish authorities say the countrywide raids were aimed at people with suspected links to US -based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Some 8,500 police officers participated in the operation, Anadolu said. This week's purges also come shortly after Erdogan narrowly won a countrywide referendum that significantly consolidated his power , shifting Turkey from a parliamentary political system to one centered on a strong president.

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Stocks slip after Trump tax plan; euro softens after ECB

The ECB has a medium-term target for inflation at close to but just below 2 percent. Overall profits of S&P 500 companies are estimated to have risen 11.8 percent in the first quarter, the most since 2011, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

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Mover within Investors Observation: Medical Transcription Billing, Corp.'s (MTBC)

The Relative Volume of the company is 324.2 and Average Volume (3 months) is 22.64 million. The higher the return on equity, the better job a company is at optimizing the investment made on shareholders' behalf. The company is expected to report earnings of $-0.32 a share for the next quarter. Last year, it had about $5.11 million of revenue. The stock's price is 0.04 and their relative strength index (RSI) stands at 48.95.

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Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) Downgraded by Vetr Inc. to Hold

Vetr upgraded shares of Wynn Resorts , Limited from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $101.14 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, December 26th. The firm's revenue was up 37.3% on a year-over-year basis. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, April 5 by Argus Research. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.74 on a per share basis this quarter.

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Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (JCI) Updates Q3 Earnings Guidance

A total volume of 5.4 million shares were traded versus to average volume of 5.02 million shares. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company.

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Hot Stock Alert: Chevron Corporation (CVX)

Greatmark Investment Partners Inc. now owns 36,644 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $3,771,000 after buying an additional 189 shares in the last quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.31) EPS. Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Chevron Corporation the EPS stands at 0.21 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 0.64, suggesting the ...


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