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Oil prices rise as market expects extended production cut

Opec's cuts have helped push oil back above $50 a barrel this year, giving a fiscal boost to producers, which heavily rely on energy revenues and have had to burn through foreign-currency reserves to plug holes in their budgets. Analysts polled by S&P Global Platts forecast a decline of 2.8 million barrels in crude-oil stocks for the week ended May 19. OPEC can rest easy even on the off chance that Donald Trump's plan to sell US oil reserves comes to fruition, according to Goldman ...

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Is Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) a Long Term Growth Play?

The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Among 45 analysts covering Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM ), 39 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Let's take a look at how the stock has been performing recently. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in salesforce.com, inc.by 4.7% in the first quarter.

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UN Security Council condemns N.Korea's latest missile launch

On Monday, North Korea continued with its near weekly missile tests by launching the ground-to-ground Pukguksong-2 missile. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch from an observation post and ordered it for deployment, according to state-run Korean Central News Agency .

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USA bond yields fall, curve flattens after Fed minutes

The Fed minutes also said staff offered a briefing on a possible approach to winding down the central bank's $4.5 trillion balance sheet. The minutes will be released at 2 p.m. In UK stocks, Marks and Spencer Group shares rose 5.7p to 393.4p, having recovered from a drop in early trading after posting a 63.5% fall in annual bottom line pre-tax profits to £176.4 million.

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United States slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

Haley said the USA decision to raise Venezuela at the Security Council was aimed at conflict prevention and to ensure that the top United Nations body was paying attention to the crisis. "We will never be a threat against the peace and security in global or the regional level", he insisted. The U.S. government said the judges were being targeted beca us e they had " us urped" democratic authority.

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Tulsa officer not guilty in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

But as Crutcher neared his vehicle, Shelby said his hands went down to his sides, and that's when, she claimed, she feared he was going to reach into his vehicle to retrieve a weapon. Crutcher. "When is it going to stop — just officer-related shootings?" Kunzweiler's case was criticized, the defense saying all the state could do was say Shelby was angry while she challenged a course.

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OPEC, non-OPEC hold informal talks to nail new oil cuts

OPEC states have cut output at the wellhead, but kept exports to consumer countries high by draining their own stockpiles. Less predictable however is the extent to which this likely agreement from Thursday's talks will boost the price of oil, particularly with USA shale producers back from the dead and pumping at near-record levels.

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SCOTUS Rules North Carolina Gerrymandering Is Racist

The justices upheld a lower court's February 2016 ruling that threw out two majority-black U.S. House of Representatives districts. North Carolina is (unofficially) the GOP's policy lab in that numerous party's more controversial policies are first tested there.

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Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:ORBK) held by 25 SEC 13F Filers

Mizuho maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, December 18 report. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reissued an "outperform" rating and set a $42.00 price target (up from $35.00) on shares of Orbotech in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th.

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Devon Energy Corp (DVN) Receives "Hold" Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

DVN has been the subject of several other reports. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Devon Energy Corp by 3,279.8% in the first quarter. UBS maintained Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) on Monday, November 9 with "Neutral" rating. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Thursday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. Fernwood Investment Management LLC now owns 7,200 shares of the energy company's stock valued at $300,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter.

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Avis Budget Group I (NASDAQ:CAR) Technical Fundamentals and Valuation

FergusonMchugh MaryLynn had sold 2,915 shares worth $265,847. UBS has "Buy" rating and GBX 9750 target. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, January 28 by Topeka Capital Markets. (NASDAQ:CAR). Hutchin Hill Capital L P has 31,000 shares. Sol Management accumulated 9,540 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Com Can reported 70,877 shares.

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Mulvaney defends plans to cut social programs

There are some cuts, from the projected increase in federal spending over the next decade. "The Trump budget exists somewhere over the rainbow where the dreams of Mick Mulvaney , (House Speaker) Paul Ryan and the Koch Brothers really do come true".

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Hair cuts: Trump budget is a start

Experts are also skeptical of a core assumption being factored into "Trumpenomics", as described by Mulvaney on Monday: a forecast of three percent sustained economic growth. "I say 'assumed economic growth, ' because they don't show us any math of how they get there". "Come on. That doesn't add up", Roberts said. The Trump plan would roll back Obama-era increases to a children's health program for lower-income families who don't qualify for Medicaid , take an ax to the Environmental ...

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) Lowered to "Underperform" at BMO Capital Markets

The stock dropped -0.33% beyond one week and climbed 1.23% during previous one month session. About 4.12M shares traded. On Friday, March 17 Schmukler Louis S sold $282,470 worth of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE:BMY) or 5,000 shares. Gradient Investments LLC now owns 2,401 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter.

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Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.37 EPS

This year company's Earnings per Share (EPS) growth is -45.00% and next year's estimated EPS growth is 64.00%. Herbalife had a net margin of 5.40% and a return on equity of 1,018.52%. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website . The stock was bought at an average cost of $51.35 per share, for a total transaction of $19,118,837.40.

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Israeli MP stokes jokes and anger with Trump selfie

The policy ultimately manifested in the 2015 signing of the Iran nuclear agreement, which lifted crippling economic sanctions that were decimating Iran's economy. "Our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements, and failure of Israel to recognize the state of Palestine in the same way we recognize it, which undermines the realization of the two-state solution".

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Donald Trump hails Vatican meeting with Pope Francis as 'an honour'

Melania Trump was scheduled to visit the Bambino Gesù children's hospital, near the Vatican , while his daughter, Ivanka , was to meet victims of trafficking who are being cared for at the Sant'Egidio community centre in Rome . "This is a gift for you". A piece of granite from the Martin Luther King. Jr. Without naming President Trump by name, the Pope said in February 2016 that "a person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not ...

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Maduro pushes ahead with his 'constituent' congress

The Assembly, which, according to Maduro , will be comprised of 500 representatives, has the power to change the system of the government or draw up a new constitution, and neither the president nor other existing constituted authorities, including the parliament now controlled by the opposition , can object against it.

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Fearful cost of Liberal "Fair Hydro Plan" exposed by auditor

A review by Ontario Financial Accountability Officer Stephen LeClair says the minimum cost is $45 billion, but that number could soar to anywhere between $69 billion and $93 billion if the Fair Hydro Plan is financed with borrowed money. "It's going to cost us a lot of money". Ms. Wynne's popularity has waned over the past year as rapidly increasing hydro rates have become a political liability for the Liberals only a year out from the next general election.

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Oil producers to extend output curbs at OPEC meeting

The formal conference comes after extensive consultations in recent weeks which seem to have produced a consensus to extend cuts at the same level for a further nine months to the end of March 2018. The United Arab Emirates achieved just 57 percent of its cut in the first quarter but exceeded its target in April, and many non-OPEC producers including Russian Federation also missed their goals.

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Kuwaiti oil minister: OPEC may extend output cuts by 12 months

Kuwait is part of a joint OPEC/non-OPEC ministerial monitoring committee which also includes Algeria, Venezuela, Oman and Russian Federation. However, it is understood that Opec heavyweight Saudi Arabia is not in favour of the extending cuts, originally stated to expire in June, by any more than nine months.

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The truth about Trump's 'savage' cuts

It's unclear that Mulvaney and the Trump administration have enough support from congressional Republicans to pass anything that looks remotely like their proposed budget. And the Social Security Disability Program, or SSI, would lose about 5 percent of its budget over ten years. Association of American Medical Colleges President and CEO Darrell G.

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Flowers Foods Incorporated (NYSE:FLO)'s Stock Is Buy After Less Market Selling

A number of equities research analysts have commented on FLO shares. BMO Capital Markets has "Market Perform" rating and $18 target. TheStreet downgraded shares of Flowers Foods from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 14th.

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State of emergency declared in tornado damaged areas

He said he'll add one new feature to his redone home: a storm shelter, or safe room. "Included in the path of the tornado were the Lake Amacoy and Conrath areas, which sustained the most severe damage", Rusk County Sheriff Jeffrey S. A tornado also hit Elk City, Oklahoma, damaging numerous homes and structures, according to the NWS. Two stayed at a shelter in nearby Cameron, authorities said.

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Fidelity & Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL) Touches New 52-week High

For the quarter, shares are performing at 9.13%. Endo Intl Plc now has $2.87B valuation. About 37,076 shares traded. It has underperformed by 36.27% the S&P500. Its down 0.21, from 1.26 in 2016Q3. 11 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. State Street Corp invested in 0% or 192,891 shares. Royal National Bank Of Canada reported 1,581 shares.

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China sidesteps claim of war threat over sea row

Duterte proclaimed martial law in Mindanao on Tuesday night after security forces clashed with the Maute group, an Islamic State-inspired local terrorist organization that was attempting to seize Marawi, a predominantly Muslim city. He said the use of force as well as threats of force are serious violations of the UN Charter. The measure, which will last for 60 days, allows the use of the military to enforce law and the detention of people without charge for long periods.

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Constellation Brands made takeover approach for Jack Daniel's owner Brown-Forman

The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold" on Thursday, December 8. Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of BF.B in report on Friday, October 23 to "Hold" rating. RBC Capital Markets downgraded it to "Sector Perform" rating and $109 target in Monday, January 4 report.

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Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican

He arrived in Europe from Israel and the Palestinian territories, where he vowed to try and achieve peace in the region. The president's trip to Saudi Arabia , Israel and Vatican City is meant to try to unify religious leaders around an effort to combat extremism.

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Metro Detroiters concerned over Trump's proposed budget cuts

Joe Manchin says the Trump administration's proposed federal budget would hurt poorer residents of his state with deep cuts in food stamps, Social Security disability benefits, Medicaid and children's health insurance. "This budget makes it clear OH families are not this Administration's priority", said Brown. The spending cuts over the decade that the White House says would bring about a balanced budget.

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Oil prices slip as US Government proposes sale of strategic reserves

Mexico supports an extension of OPEC's supply cuts as a way to stabilise oil markets and bring fresh investment into the country's growing energy sector, the Mexican deputy secretary for hydrocarbons said on Tuesday. Analysts said that, assuming the deal is extended, the impact in reducing crude inventories should become more apparent from July because of a seasonal pick-up in demand.

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Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC's (LCL) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Shore Capital

It closed at $1.9 lastly. (TSE:MDI) has risen 6.00% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company was maintained on Monday, May 23 by Liberum Capital. The rating of Rotork PLC (LON:ROR) shares were reiterated by research professionals at Citigroup.

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British Prime Minister raises country's threat level

What made the attack particularly horrifying was that it killed or maimed youngsters, some of whose parents were still looking for them yesterday, said Joan Dickinson, who lives in Greater Manchester . Campaigning for the June 8 election was suspended by the main parties after the attack and May insisted the country stood tall as defiant chants of "Manchester!" As the show ended, the lights in the arena came on and thousands of people, many of them children, filed out of the building.

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Stock Volume Ramping Up Mid-Session: Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:KIM)

Blair William Il reported 1.32M shares. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website . Perritt Capital Management Inc sold 110,450 shares as Rudolph Technologies Inc (RTEC)'s stock rose 12.47%.

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Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1/2 per cent

Many economists later noted that the tone of the bank's brief, one-page statement was a little more upbeat than they had expected. That should provide a shot in the arm to Canadian exports, which may require a change to the bank's lending rate.

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Ford appoints 'true visionary' Jim Hackett as president and CEO

He was CEO of furniture manufacturer Steelcase , but he has a close relationship with Ford Chairman Bill Ford and has a reputation for advanced thinking about business and the future. Despite strong profits in 2015 and 2016, Ford's stock price is down about 40% since Fields became CEO in 2014. But such acquisitions also exposed Ford's dilemma: Mobility services like that could take more cars off the road and discourage auto sales.


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