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Kuwait next to back oil production cap extension

The Energy Ministers of Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation said that they had "reached an understanding" that it is necessary to keep surplus crude off the market "until March 31, 2018", in order to stabilize a world oil market that is still oversupplied.

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Vereit Inc (VER) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS

Vereit Inc (NYSE: VER ) traded up 1.62% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $8.17. The stock touched 52-week High of $11.09 on 08/01/16 and 52-week Low of $7.44 on 05/16/17. Over the last quarter, insiders have purchased 91,725 shares of company stock valued at $706,509. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Puma Biotechnology Inc (PBYI) to Hold

One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. As per Tuesday, March 29, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Looking over the AKS ranking chart, the AKS got 3 analysts recommendation as a Buy security in previous month pool in contrast with 3 analysts gave buy ratings at this month.

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Louis Trust Co Maintains Position in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Scotia Capital Inc increased Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) stake by 7,062 shares to 107,288 valued at $6.73M in 2016Q4. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) price is pointing towards neither exit nor entry barriers, according to a technical analysis tool called the Relative Strength Index (RSI).

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AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) — Trending Stock Alert

The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -0.58% and stays -12.26% away from its 50 days moving average. Now the shares of United States Steel Corp. More interesting news about United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: "United States Steel: New CEO, Old Problems" published on May 15, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com's news article titled: "Go Long United States Steel Corporation (X) Stock ...

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The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed two of Michael Flynn's businesses

The House Intelligence Committee will soon subpoena Michael Flynn for documents relating to any contact he had with Russian Federation. The attempts to compel Flynn to produce documents were just another sign of the intense focus on Trump's former national security adviser, who was sacked in February after the White House said he misled administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence , about his contacts with Russian officials.

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Trump Arrives in Israel, Says Israelis, Arabs Share 'Common Cause' Against Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back on Twitter , posting a seemingly sarcastic tweet that read " Iran-fresh from real elections-attacked by @POTUS in that bastion of democracy & moderation" Saudi Arabia . He said: " Terrorists don't worship God". The Saudi king praised Trump and said he hoped his visit would "strengthen our strategic co-operation", before presenting him with the country's highest civilian award, The King Abdulaziz Medal.

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Trump says Iran must stop funding and training 'terrorists and militias' immediately

Trump told the Israeli leader. He related his meetings with Saudi leaders and declared that Israel and Saudi Arabia have a common goal - to deter "the threat posed by Iran ", the US President said. And if you both are willing, we're going to make a deal'. The airport, where an opening ceremony will kick off Trump's stay in Israel, is looking more festive than ever with Israel and United States flags on proud display along the routes leading to and from it.

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Scotiabank Reaffirms "Sector Perform" Rating for Kinross Gold Co. (K)

Bank of America downgraded the shares of KGC in report on Tuesday, November 22 to "Neutral" rating. National Bank Canada initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, August 12 report. Kinross Gold had a negative net margin of 26.82% and a positive return on equity of 1.23%. Scotiabank now has a C$4.00 price objective on the stock. On average, analysts anticipate that Kinross Gold will post $0.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Senate passes petroleum industry governance bill

The bill has significantly reduced the powers of the President and the Minister of Petroleum Resources in exercising control over the oil and gas sector. The NOC will be an "integrated oil and gas company operating as a fully commercial entity and will run like a private company" as stated in the bill.

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G-7 Echoes Watered-Down Trade Language as Mnuchin Holds Firm

Italian officials also said it's unclear whether G7 finance ministers will have anything specific to say on tax reform at the end of their meeting on Saturday. "We are working to strengthen the contribution of trade to our economies". "I am quite confident that the development will continue, that the USA administration will engage more strongly in this process".

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Enda Kenny has officially announced his resignation

Leadership hopeful Varadkar, now Minister for Social Protection, visited Donegal last week. The victor will be announced in Dublin on June 2. Prime minister since 2011 and leader of his party for nearly 15 years, Kenny is expected to be replaced by either Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar, 38, the bookmakers' favorite, or Housing Minister Simon Coveney, 44.

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Oil slips as OPEC prepares to extend output cuts

Still, it's been enough to bring US producers who eased back as prices tumbled previous year back into the market . Amrita Sen of consultancy Energy Aspects said: "If OPEC can ease fears about 2018 balances, that will also help the upside to prices in 2017".

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Lawsuit alleges GM cheated on diesel pickup truck emissions

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit alleges that GM pickup trucks with Duramax diesel engines have three devices on them that are rigged to allow more pollution on the road than during treadmill tests in the Environmental Protection Agency laboratory.

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Fed ties rate hike to economic rebound

Dow e-minis were up 3 points, or 0.01 percent, with 13,477 contracts changing hands. The news helped propel Wall Street to a fifth-straight day of gains, with the S&P 500 hitting another record, as the sharp losses suffered last week were reversed.

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Melania Trump slaps the president's hand away again - this time in Rome

While shaking Trump's hands at the welcome ceremony, the right-wing education minister reportedly asked the US president to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital. The meeting with Abbas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem came a day after Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Trump's rhetoric matches the reality on the ground: Since Israel is one of the top recipients of US military aid, negotiators won't see Washington as a neutral party even if the ...

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Brazil's president Michel Temer accused of corruption

It is unlikely the court would do that, as it authorised the opening of the investigation into Mr Temer in the first place and ordered it made public. Temer could be removed from office by different means, including via an impeachment process or a separate one whereby the lower house votes to put him on trial before the Supreme Court.

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Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) Tumbled -7.76% in Pre-Session

Signet Jewelers Ltd . has a 1-year low of $52.63 and a 1-year high of $109.09. Morris Capital Advisors LLC now owns 3,815 shares of the company's stock worth $264,000 after buying an additional 213 shares in the last quarter. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.31 per share. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

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Travel ban judges press Justice Department attorney on Trump's campaign comments

His executive order would temporarily suspend the US refugee program and halt new visas for nationals of six mostly Muslim countries. "How is a court to know if it's in fact a Muslim ban in the guise of national security justification", asked Circuit Judge Ronald Gould , one of three from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals considering the case.

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House panel will subpoena Flynn in Russian Federation probe

Sen. Mark Warner said in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash at the Peterson Fiscal Summit that he respected Flynn's decision to invoke his right against self-incrimination but said they will have news later Tuesday related his panel's next steps.

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Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR) Releases Earnings Results, Hits Expectations

Traders purchased 8,347 put options on the company. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of DLTR in report on Wednesday, November 25 with "Outperform" rating. The company reported an impressive total revenue of 20.72 Billion in the last fiscal year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Dollar Tree, Inc .

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Trump willing to try engagement with N.Korea, on condition

On Sunday, North Korea launched what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead" in a test aimed at bringing the United States mainland within reach. "We are now at the stage of pressure and sanctions, but under certain circumstances, we are willing to create peace (with Pyongyang) using engagement", President Trump told Hong Seok-hyun, an envoy for the recently elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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NZ cricketer drives home drunk because of dead parrot

Along with community work Bracewell has also been disqualified from driving for a year. On March 18, Bracewell, 26, was pulled over by police while driving in Hastings, where he returned a breath-alcohol reading of 783 micrograms per litre of breath, which is more than three times the legal limit.

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International Monetary Fund demands more from eurozone on Greek debt relief

France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, center, talks with Italy's Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan, right, and Greece's Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos prior to a meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers at the. The IMF has argued that the eurozone forecasts underpinning the Greek bailout are too rosy and that the country as a result should get substantial debt relief so it can start growing on a sustainable basis following a depression that's seen the economy shrink by a quarter and ...

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Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

The models affected were produced between May 16th, 2014 and August 1st, 2014. "Over the past 60 years, safety has been and will continue to be our priority at Graco", the company notes . Contact Graco customer service at 1-800-345-4109. The recall should begin on July 17, 2017, adds the NHTSA . The company says the My Ride 65 convertible auto seats were sold across the country, between May 14 2014 and July 30th, 2014.

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OPEC aims to extend supply curbs as oil glut persists

And U.S. producers are poised to expand more, even if prices tick upward only moderately as a result of an oil-cut extension by OPEC and its partners. As such, OPEC no longer holds the power to control oil prices but what the group can do is create a shift in the term structure of oil, which will create a backwardation scenario where spot prices above forward prices.

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Comey to testify in 'open session' of Senate Intelligence Committee

Many Democrats earlier had sharply criticized Rosenstein for writing the memo the Trump White House initially used to justify Comey's firing . Trump has insisted at times that the decision was his alone, but he also has pointed - as recently as Thursday - to the "very strong" recommendation from Rosenstein.

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Sentiment Change Report: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc (NASDAQ:CBRL)

Ftb holds 860 shares. It also reduced Sherwin Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) stake by 11,991 shares and now owns 165,867 shares. It has underperformed by 6.37% the S&P500. Moreover, Lee Danner & Bass Inc has 0.04% invested in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc . (NasdaqGS: CBRL ) is 10.865346. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not.

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Parkwood LLC Boosts Stake in Nucor Co. (NUE)

It has outperformed by 30.89% the S&P500. Corporate insiders own 0.63% of the company's stock. Nucor Corp Com now has $19.33 billion valuation. It closed at $58.64 lastly. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 25,254,158 shares of the stock are valued at $1.43 billion. The stock has "Hold" rating by Standpoint Research on Monday, December 28.

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Global ransomware attack is similar to North Korean-orchestrated hacks, expert says

In the case of Sony Pictures, hackers sought to prevent the release of The Interview , a film that mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Lazarus launched an attack on the Bangladesh central bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY from an IP address in North Korea , according to Kaspersky Lab .

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Coronation Fund Managers Ltd. Reduces Position in Yum China Holdings Inc (YUMC)

The stock's quarterly performance specifies a shift of -5.67%, and its last twelve month performance is stands at 13.11% while moved -7.55% for the past six months. It was reported on May, 24 by Barchart.com . Analysts expect Yum! Brands, Inc . Brands, Inc. will post $2.77 earnings per share for the current year.

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GOP Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance

John's Well Child & Family Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 18. More women than men have medical conditions that would've disqualified them for individual coverage before the ACA - 29.4 million women versus 22.8 million men, which isn't entirely explained by pregnancy, Kaiser found .

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Israeli-Palestinian peace deal: It's much harder than Trump thinks

Other Israeli ministers sang from the same song sheet as Netanyahu , suggesting a coordinated government campaign to exploit the Manchester tragedy. "I am truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace, and bring new hope to the region and its people", Trump said .

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OPEC Members Meet In Vienna To Discuss Extending Oil Production Cuts

Constitutional changes in 2013 have slowly begun to attract capital to the second-largest Latin American economy, but low oil prices have hindered Mexico City's efforts. Oil's earlier price decline, which started in 2014, forced Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia to tighten their belts and led to unrest in some producing countries including Venezuela and Nigeria .

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Mortgage rates sink to their lowest levels of the year

A month ago, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage was higher, at 3.92 percent. Large (in eligible areas) 30 year refinance fixed rate mortgage interest rates are 3.875% and an April of 3.527%. Meanwhile, falling rates drove applications higher last week as homeowners rushed to refinance. Loan rates often rise and fall because of mortgages traded by banks in financial markets that partially track with the stock market.


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