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Wall Street closes higher after Fed minutes

CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 111.66 yen from 111.50 yen. But officials also agreed they should hold off on raising interest rates until they knew a recent USA economic slowdown was temporary. For now it's unclear whether a June hike is in the cards. Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said this week that a June hike "is a distinct possibility".

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P2P Global Investments PLC (P2P) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital

Among 16 analysts covering SIG PLC ( LON:SHI ), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. SIG PLC had 127 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Its down 0.06, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 48 investors sold Paypoint plc shares while 91 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes.

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Google tracks credit card spending to prove digital ads work

Copic said, "The privacy implications of this are pretty massive, so Google needs to tread very carefully". The kinds of data that Google is collecting also could become an inviting target for hackers, said Miro Copic, a marketing professor at San Diego State University.

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OPEC says it will extend production cuts through March 2018

The production cuts initiated last December by some of the world's largest crude producing nations will continue for at least another 9 months. Following the meeting, Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih lauded OPEC's consensus over the output cut.

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China Downgraded by Moody's As Debt Increases

However, it highlighted that official growth targets are likely to fall at a more gradual pace, given the importance the Chinese government attaches to them, "rendering the economy increasingly reliant on policy stimulus". The move indicates a higher perceived risk associated with Chinese sovereign bonds and therefore, it could increase the cost of state borrowing in the global money market .

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Oil prices fall even as OPEC extends output cut

OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers are gearing up to extend output cuts on Thursday, possibly by as long as 12 months, to help clear a global inventory overhang and to support crude prices. Benchmark Brent crude traded at $53.82 a barrel as of 3.14pm in London , down 0.3%, after earlier sliding 2.3%. OPEC and independent producers are working on institutionalizing the cooperation between them, but there is still a lot of work to be done in order to achieve this goal, according to ...

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Oil Drops After OPEC-Led Output Cut Extension Falls Below Expectations

Sterling fell 0.4 percent on Friday to $1.2906, its biggest one-day slide in over three weeks, after a YouGov poll showed Britain's opposition Labour Party had cut the lead of Prime Minister May's Conservatives to five points, less than a fortnight before a national election.

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Appeals court turns thumbs down on revised travel ban

Circuit Roger Gregory wrote for the majority. The courts have been key to preventing the enforcement of President Trump's hasty and harmful executive order which resulted in chaos and confusion across the country and has also left thousands of refugees in harm's way.

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Montana Congressional candidate accused of assaulting reporter

Gianforte's alleged assault targeted Ben Jacobs , a reporter with the The Guardian . The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee called on Gianforte to resign late on Wednesday, saying he is "unhinged". The Republican candidate in a hotly contested special House election in Montana was charged with assaulting a journalist on Wednesday at what was to be a final rally in Bozeman on the eve of the vote.

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Eight arrested till now in Manchester bombing

A tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack is displayed at Times Square in New York City, New York, US, May 24, 2017. Britain's official terror threat level has also been raised to "critical", the highest level, late on Tuesday.

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Ariana Grande Offers to Pay for Funerals of Concert Bombing Victims

But "part of that trust is knowing that intelligence can be shared confidently", she said. On Wednesday, the New York Times outraged British police and government officials when it published photos appearing to show debris from the attack.

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Total of seven people arrested over Manchester terror attack

Police said three men were arrested Wednesday in south Manchester, where a day earlier a 23-year-old man was also arrested and a number of homes were searched. He told French television that British intelligence services had told their counterparts in Paris the suspect "grew up in Britain and then suddenly, after a trip to Libya and then likely to Syria, became radicalized and chose to carry out this attack".

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OPEC and other nations extend output cuts

According to Reuters' report, Icaza Romero told reporters that "Six and nine months are both proposals on the table". The top oil producer in OPEC , Saudi Arabia, favours extending the output curbs by nine months rather than the initially planned six months, to speed up market rebalancing and prevent crude prices from sliding back below $50 per barrel.

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Unemployment drops across state, led by Middle Tennessee

The rate declined over the year as employers created more jobs. The number of jobs in Savannah in April decreased by 100, or 0.1 percent, to 179,700. The number of jobs in Warner Robins increased by 600 to 74,200. In Southeast Tennessee, unemployment was the lowest in Bradley County at 3.5 percent.

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Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs

But the official figures (PDF) put forth by the Office of Management and Budget call for an additional $ 610 billion in cuts over the course of 10 years as a result of limits to Medicaid funding. People familiar with the plan were not authorized to discuss it by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The biggest of those, by far, is an $866 billion reduction over 10 years in health care spending, mostly from Medicaid.

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Treasury chief to Congress: Raise debt limit before August

President Donald Trump's Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin , has apparently used a Goldman Sachs banker to help manage the Treasury Department - even though he had not officially departed from Goldman Sachs itself yet. That real deadline had been expected to arrive in October or November, perhaps setting up a situation in which lawmakers could couple the debt limit resolution with an appropriations bill to fund the federal government past the end of the fiscal year at the end of September.

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OPEC Agrees 9-Month Extension To Production Cut, WTI Oil Price Slides

While, OPEC's cuts have helped oil again to go back above $50 a barrel this year, which has given a fiscal boost to producers. In the longer term, there are concerns among OPEC countries that higher oil prices may end up being counterproductive as they encourage US shale gas producers to re-enter the market " a development that could weigh on oil prices.

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Fact check: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

The number of recipients on food stamps skyrocketed recently, 50 million Americans now receive food stamps and use Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at grocery or convenience store to buy food and drinks. Morality more so than numbers seems to be the focus of discussion as the nation debates President Donald Trump's first federal budget proposal .

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Kaine: 'Broken promises' in Trump budget

More than $800 billion dollars will be cut from medicaid which is a government program that helps many, and not just the poor . White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney argued on May 24 that the administration's budget is compassionate in respect to safety net programs, saying, "We want to measure compassion, true compassion, by the number of people we get off those programs".

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Moody's cuts China debt rating for first time since 1989

At the same time, Beijing's need to deliver on official growth targets is likely to make the economy increasingly reliant on stimulus, Moody's said. "We expect the government's direct debt burden to rise gradually toward 40 percent of GDP by 2018 and closer to 45 percent by the end of the decade", it said.

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Former Greek prime minister injured after auto bombing in Athens

Two other people in the vehicle were also injured, police said. Opposition parties issued similar statements, while several political leaders and public figures rushed to the hospital to be briefed on the condition of Papademos. "It is obvious and self-evident that the Greek government unreservedly and categorically condemns the attack against the former prime minister, Mr.

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'Just a game of cricket', says Kohli of India-Pakistan clash

You take a lot away from failures which is what I have always cherished. A BCCI source has said that the selectors have already zeroed into the name who will become Kohli's deputy but will reveal it only in case of an emergency. "The Indian ODI team has been playing well in recent times and the players selected for the Champions Trophy squad have been in top form as well", he added.

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Rep. Lloyd Smucker questions Trump's budget director

However, that goal depends on growth projections that many private economists view as overly optimistic . Republicans and Democrats in Congress said Trump's budget will not pass as it is now written. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grants would be cut by $166 million, almost 15 percent, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act grants would be cut by $112 million.

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Chico's FAS, Inc. (CHS) Stake Raised by Hartford Investment Management Co

CHS stock was down 11% as of Wednesday morning and is down 31% year-to-date. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Chico's FAS from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Thursday, May 18th. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This piece of content was posted by Transcript Daily and is the sole property of of Transcript Daily. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of global trademark and copyright law.

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Opko Health Inc. (OPK) Receives $15.64 Average Price Target from Analysts

On Monday, May 22nd, Phillip Md Et Al Frost purchased 120,000 shares of Opko Health stock. The stock was acquired at an average price of $6.97 per share, with a total value of $278,800.00. If you are viewing this report on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of United States & global copyright and trademark laws.

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Kyrie Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 rally Cavs past Celtics in Game 4

Avery Bradley topped the Celtics with 19 points. Then he tied a team playoff record with his 21 points in the third, set a Cavs postseason record with nine field goals and scored the final 14 points of the period. It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the National Basketball Association playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason.

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OPEC and other nations poised to extend output cuts

The OPEC ministers of energy are now holding a meeting to decide on possible extension of the production cut by six or nine months, starting from June. Having cleared this week's U.S. data, the focus now shifts to the outcome of the Opec meeting tomorrow, said Abhishek Kumar, senior energy analyst at Interfax Energy's Global Gas Analytics in London .

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South Korea attacks unidentified object flying from North

According to Yonhap News , South Korea's military also said that the missile would not be able to reach Guam, which serves as a refueling hub for USA military operations located in East Asia. Its last missile test was on Sunday. Concern is growing in the United States after North Korea claimed the Hwasong-12 could strike US assets in Hawaii and Alaska.

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UN calls on North Korea to stop missile tests

It says the program is necessary to counter US aggression. The UN Security Council is due to meet on Tuesday behind closed doors to discuss Sunday's test, which defies Security Council resolutions and sanctions. The reclusive state has been working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the USA mainland. The dictator Kim Jong Un's officials claim that they have ready-to-deploy medium to long range ballistic missiles that are capable of reaching Japan and major USA ...

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South Korea fires warning shots at flying object from North

The tumbling figures have taken a heavy toll on duty-free shops in South Korea. Mr Trump also queried Mr Duterte about whether he believed the North Korean leader was "stable or not stable". Speaking at a UN Conference on Disarmament Tuesday, North Korea's diplomat Ju Yong Chol defended their missile tests as legitimate acts of self defense.

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Peel Hunt Reaffirms Buy Rating for Huntsworth plc (HNT)

Morgan Stanley maintained Group 1 Automotive, Inc. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, October 29 by Deutsche Bank. The stock had a trading volume of 1,004,654 shares. HSBC maintained Land Securities Group plc (LON:LAND) rating on Friday, September 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Monday, August 1 report.

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Dollar on back foot after Fed minutes, euro resumes advance

The S&P 500 index showed 71 new 52-week highs and four new lows , while the Nasdaq recorded 93 new highs and 29 new lows . "The big news obviously today was the release of the Fed minutes and the market basically liked what the Fed and its head Janet Yellen said", Bill Lynch of Hinsdale Associates said.

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Are Analysts Bullish Auto Trader Group PLC (LON:AUTO) After Last Week?

The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of GBX 141.50 ($1.84). The stock of Hunting plc (LON:HTG) earned "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, December 14. Creative Planning invested in 1,500 shares. About 8.41 million shares traded. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by JUNG ANDREA. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on July, 25.

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Trump Seemingly Applies Carrot and Stick over Sanctions for Iran

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thursday imposed sanctions on nine USA firms and individuals in retaliation for new sanctions on the Islamic republic over its missile programme. China has close economic and diplomatic ties with Tehran, but was also instrumental in pushing through a landmark 2015 deal to curb Iran's nuclear program .

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More the merrier: Phoenix had largest increase of people in nation

The state lost more than 37,000 residents. The drop in population mirrors a trend throughout the metropolitan area: Among the 19 largest metro areas in the United States, the Chicago region was the only one that did not grow in population between 2015 and 2016, according to census figures released in March .


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