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World stocks hit one-year high as Fed hike prospects fade

While the U.S.is on a long streak of job growth, reports over the last few months have been inconsistent. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Asian shares were mixed in quiet trading on Tuesday after US markets were closed for the Labor Day holiday.

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Changes To QEP Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:QEPM) Target Prices

DCP Midstream Partners LP (DPM): Eagle Global Advisors scooped up 134,052 additional shares in DCP Midstream Partners LP during the most recent quarter end, the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016. The Company also provides crude oil, condensate and brine disposal services to producers. Receive News & Ratings for Noble Midstream Partners LP Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for ...

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President Pranab Mukherjee signs GST bill after 16 states ratify it

With Orissa joining the bandwagon of state assemblies that approved of the amendment, the GST bill met the requisite percentage of 50% for its ratification. Other states, which have passed the legislation, include Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Nagaland, Maharashtra, Haryana, Sikkim, Mizoram, Telangana, Goa, Odisha and Rajasthan.

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Timing twin deliveries to avoid stillbirths

In duo-placenta pregnancies, the risk of stillbirth and neonatal death did not change until 37 weeks, the team found. Current guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) about when twins should be delivered depends on whether the twins have 2 individual placentas - known as dichorionic - or whether they share a single placenta - known as monochorionic.

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Putin says 'some alignment' with USA on Syria after Obama talks

Obama spoke after Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov met in Hangzhou and failed to reach an agreement about the countries working together in Syria toward a political transition to a new government.

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'Brexit means Brexit': No second referendum, says PM Theresa May

Downing Street has also confirmed that Mrs May will not hold a second referendum or an early general election to give voters the chance to sign off on any deal struck between the United Kingdom and the EU. The meeting at the PM's country residence is being billed as the most significant since the referendum vote in June and comes amid reports of tensions and diverging priorities among key figures in the Cabinet charged with implementing the UK's exit.

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Hillary Clinton outraises Donald Trump in Montana

Zeroing in on the numbers of the two leading candidates, Clinton has as statistically important 6-point lead over Trump, 48 to 42 percent among voters. "People say, Mr. Trump, that you have no African-American support". Johnson was favored by 9 percent, and Stein by 2 percent of registered voters. Things can change quickly, especially in a race like this where people have strong negative feelings about both candidates.

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McCrory ad focuses on HB2

Does the desire to be politically correct outweigh our children's privacy and safety? The ad, which comes with a banner announcing "The Truth", as McCrory speaks, is clearly aimed at supporters of House Bill 2, the hastily enacted legislation that restricts transgender individuals from using any public bathroom except those matching the gender on their birth certificate.

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Wall St rises as rate hike bets curbed

The report came on the heels of news on Thursday that the manufacturing sector contracted in August for the first time in six months, which had already cast a shadow on a rate hike at the Fed's September 20-21 policy meeting. USA crude settled up $1.28, or 2.97 per cent, at $44.44 a barrel. Business investment has decreased this year, corporate profits are soft and threats from economic weakness overseas still loom.

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Brokerage Firm Rating Update on Celgene Corporation (CELG)

The stock has received rating from many Reuters analysts. 14 brokerage houses believe that Celgene Corporation (CELG) is a Strong Buy at current levels. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -11.92%. Loughlin James J offloaded 27,500 shares in the company at a per-share price of $114.1 and ended up generating $3,137,750 in proceeds.

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Sprouts Farmers Market sales warning sends grocers tumbling

Sept 7 Shares of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc plunged as much as 16.7 percent after the natural and organic foods retailer warned on quarterly sales, sending other USA grocers' stocks tumbling. Seven of the 10 major S&P 500 indexes were lower, with the consumer staples sector .SPLRCS falling the most by 0.78 percent. Wednesday's announcement dragged down shares in Casey's General Stores Inc by 11.5 percent and Whole Foods by 5.1 percent.

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Budget vote that includes Zika funding fails in Senate

This is the third time the Zika funding bill has failed in the Senate. "It's hard to explain why, despite their own calls for funding, Democrats would block plans to keep women and babies safe from Zika", Mr. Typically, extending that time is done with little fanfare or notice. Frieden told reporters in July that the agency "might not have the resources" to send teams to support local and state officials if the virus spreads after the money runs out in September.

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Moscow concerned with Turkish offensive in Syria

Erdogan said he was ready to support such a plan, although he said a specific Turkish role would depend on further talks. In comments published Wednesday in the Turkish daily " Hurriyet ", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had told US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in China that Ankara would support a joint operation to take Raqqa, the Syrian city which is the de facto capital of the IS militant group.

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Fox News apologises to Gretchen Carlson

At the same time, Van Susteren has left Fox News (though she has not said exactly why ). "She developed a loyal audience and was a daily source of information for many Americans", the company said . He got $40 million in severance, it is said. FOLKENFLIK: Well, the lion's share clearly being paid by 21st Century Fox. Then more women - some two-dozen - came forward with accounts that echoed Carlson's.

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British Airways warns of check-in delays caused by computer glitches

The carrier later said systems operations had been restored at bases including Heathrow and Gatwick, though check-in was taking longer than usual due to the backlog of flights. This problem comes after about a month after problem came in Delt that resulted in global computer outage and almost 2,000 flight cancellations. "So they (the staff) have the problem that they didn't know who had already gone through the gate because all the systems literally just had a meltdown, basically".

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Air passengers hit by BA tech glitch, London City airport protest

The latest problem affected US-originating flights, a BA spokesman said . More than 200 British Airways flights, or about a quarter of those scheduled, were delayed Tuesday morning, according to FlightAware . Though some passengers were able to check in before the IT glitch occurred, those who had not were left waiting even longer as BA staff were unable to verify which passengers had already gone through security as a result of losing access to their computer systems.

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Mahindra & Mahindra partners ride-sharing firm Ola

In addition to this, Mahindra has also pronounced that the recently launched Reliance Jio will help the ride sharing platform like Ola significantly, since the data rate/charges are considerably less than that of the other mobile operators.

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Duke natural gas spinoff company sold for $28B

Spectra Energy CEO Greg Ebel will become chairman of the combined company, which will operate under the Enbridge banner. The deal comes at a time when natural gas producers and transporters are struggling with low commodity prices even as they are constructing large numbers of new pipelines and extending older ones to accommodate the increased production from shale gas plays.

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Obama has short chat with Duterte after Manila leader's learning curve slur

In a terse statement, the White House said only that "Obama had a brief discussion with President Duterte before the ASEAN Gala Dinner in the leaders' hold space". "I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone except the Filipino people", he proclaimed before traveling to Laos for the summit.

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Apple unveils iPhone 7 but some still waiting for iPhone 8

The iPhone 7 Plus has a capability not included on the iPhone 7 - an additional telephoto camera that works with the traditional wide-angle camera to offer enhanced zoom capabilities. Graphics speed on the new iPhone is also three times that on the iPhone 6. At least for Apple and for those who want the iPhone 7. "I predict Watch sales will improve dramatically", said Tech analyst Patrick Moorhead.

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Apple iPhone 7 Is Ditching the Headphone Jack

Hundreds of people queued to attend the new iPhone 7 launch outside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Shagiro Miyamoto, described as the "Father of Mario" from Nintendo , introduced " Super Mario Runs " for the iPhone. The new iPhone 7 camera uses an Image signal processor, which applies machine learning to distinguish between a human and an object in the image and adjust its brightness, noise, etc.

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World stocks hit one-year highs as Fed hike prospects fade

The New Zealand dollar rose 1.5 percent against its USA counterpart to its highest since May 2015. The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) said its non-manufacturing purchasing manager's index fell from 55.5 in July to 51.4 in August, its weakest level since February 2010.

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APCR Wants Change in Eid-Ul-Adha or Bakri Eid Holiday Date

APCR secretary Shaukat Indori said that while the central government and other state governments gave holidays on the day of the festival, the Gujarat government did not do so. As in Eid al-Fitr 2016, Turkey will observe a nine-day public holiday for Eid, known in Turkey as Qurban Bayram. In Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Civil Service announced a 12-day holiday break, which will include the days of the Hajj pilgrimage.

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G20 summit essential to int'l financial system

The province is home to a significant Christian population and the Chinese government says that "safety concerns" have led to the closing down of unregistered churches and Christian meetings ahead the meeting of world leaders. US President Barack Obama will call for broader fiscal stimulus from other economies and press Beijing to limit steel capacity during his final G20 summit this weekend, US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday, August 31.

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United States job growth slows more than expected in August

Even with last month's deceleration in hiring, job growth has been strong over the past year, and economists are unlikely to be alarmed by one month's unexpectedly sluggish figure. Some policy makers and economists expect hiring to moderate as the labor market tightens. Average hourly earnings for private- sector workers rose by three cents, or 0.1%, in August from July to $25.73.

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Murray loses cool, match in U.S. Open quarterfinals

There were many ups and down, but I tried to stay calm. Meanwhile, Murray said he was not too despondent over his earlier than planned exit from the US Open, where he has yet to get past the quarter-finals in the four years since he ended Britain's 76-year wait for a Grand Slam men's champion.

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Japan 'concerned' by South China Sea tension

The Japanese prime minister continued by extending his sympathy to Duterte over the bombing that killed at least 14 people in Duterte's home city of Davao. The President thanked Japan for its significant role in the development of the Philippines, most especially in the President's hometown, Mindanao. This is the first between the two leaders in more than a year.

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Zimmer says he won't name starting QB until game time

Vensel: I think it's their defense, and their running game. He said he will, though, eventually tell his team. "Obviously [the lack of time is] not ideal", Bradford said. "I keep the same approach no matter what". Pederson and the offensive staff will have had just a little over a week to get Carson Wentz ready for the Week 1 opener against the Browns on Sunday.

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Dollar weaker against yen as US data quash rate hike

Navistar (NAV.N) gained 40.7 percent to $19.79 after Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) agreed to supply engines to the US truck maker in exchange for a 16.6-percent stake. Analysts parsing the RBA statement noted that the central bank appeared to be signaling concerns that further rate cuts might overheat the housing market.

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China launches own aircraft engine maker

In an attempt to divert from importing Western suppliers, Beijing has launched the Aero-Engine Corporation of China (AECC) comprised of existing aircraft engine companies. Premier Li Keqiang said the recent technological advancements would strengthen their military and manufacturing capabilities. Executives involved in the project, however, say it could take years to be able to develop an engine that can power big commercial jets.

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Hong Kong Anti-China Activists Win LegCo Seats

A spate of incidents, including the disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers who later resurfaced in detention in mainland China, has aroused fears that Beijing is reneging on its promise of wide autonomy for Hong Kong under a " one country, two systems " framework.

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Philippines accuses China of secret island building

It is close to military bases in the Philippines where the USA military has access. "I can tell you that there has not been any change to the Huangyan Island situation". The barges reported by Defense Secretary Lorenzana are a matter of particular concern because dredging barges have been the first step in Chinese land-reclamation projects in other disputed areas it claims, such as the Spratly islands.

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ARENA given $100 million funding boost for large-scale solar projects

Details of solar's advance came as 11 major energy companies issued an open letter to federal politicians calling on them to protect ARENA's funding. "Australia's big solar revolution is tantalisingly close and, as more home-grown businesses step up to provide construction, engineering and financial services, this newest tranche of ARENA-supported projects is well positioned to take the sector even closer to commerciality".

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Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Charged for Vandalizing Oil Pipeline Equipment

During a Monday demonstration, activists asked Ms Stein to leave a message at the protest , after which she wrote " I approve this message " across the blade of a bulldozer in red spray paint, according to campaign spokesperson Meleiza Figueroa.

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Analysts showing optimistic trends for: Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LDOS)

This means 50% are positive. During the day, the stock corrected to an intraday low of $40.42, however, the bulls stepped in and pushed the price higher to close in the green at $41.2 with a gain of 1.10% for the day. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 1.05 and lower end at 0.75 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.71. 38 funds bought stakes while 101 increased positions.


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