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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

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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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Should You Buy Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) On Current Analyst Views?

Cetera Advisor Network Ltd invested in 5,373 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC), after opening at $53.37, closed at $53.35 by scoring -0.41%. Whale Rock Cap Ltd reported 1.33M shares stake. Tortoise Limited Liability Co has invested 0.01% in Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC). Community Bancorporation Of Raymore stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC).

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Fed signals it is close to rate hike

Most FOMC members thought it was appropriate to hike soon. US bond yields dipped ahead of a $28 billion sale of seven-year notes. Seoul jumped 1.1 per cent to a fresh record after the South Korean central bank kept interest rates on hold citing an improving economy.

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UK's fraud office questions Petrofac CEO, COO over Unaoil

The company also said that it had formed a special committee of the board to oversee its response to the investigation and will appoint of an external expert to manage its interactions with the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Squad (SFO). "We're focused on the facts unearthed by the SFO and others related to the Company's activities with Monaco-based Unaoil", said Hagens Berman partner Reed Kathrein.

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Gunmen break into Lagos school, 'abduct six students'

They were said to have attempted to abduct more students but were stopped security operatives stationed at the school. They were released after the ransom was paid. He added that security agencies were intensifying efforts towards ensuring the safety and security of the people of Lagos. Owoseni, who was at the school very early in the morning, appealed for calmness from parents and guardian of the kidnapped school children to enable security agencies focus on rescue operations.

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Manchester Terror Attack: UK Officials 'Furious' Over Investigation Leaks from US

The anti-terror force that took Hashim Abedi into custody said that the teenager had confessed that both he and his brother were members of the Islamic State group and that he "knew all the details" of the Manchester attack plot. British Prime Minister Theresa May will raise the issue with U.S. President Donald Trump when she meets him at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels later on Thursday, a government source told Reuters .

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World stocks hit record after Fed minutes, oil up as OPEC meets

Australia's S&P ASX 200 rose 0.4 percent to 5,789.60. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 73 points, or 0.4 percent, to 21,085. Among the day's gainers, Intuit (INTU.O) jumped 6.7 percent after the tax-preparation software maker posted a profit topped estimates and also raised its revenue forecast.

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Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

The proposal cuts funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. "We'll try to get the country back to a healthy economy again, get people working again, and get people optimistic of the country again", Mulvaney said .

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'No Substance': Trump's Meeting With Abbas a 'Big Victory' for Netanyahu

In what may concern peace advocates, he did not specifically mention the two-state solution, long the focus of worldwide efforts and US Middle East diplomacy. And so many people I spoke to here, Israelis and Palestinians, said, why should Trump be any different? Marking the victory in the 1967 Battle of Jerusalem at the capital's military cemetery, Netanyahu added that while Israel greatly appreciates the USA assistance and support, "history has proven that Israel's security depends on ...

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US issues arrest warrant for Bikram yoga founder

Choudhury claimed a year ago that the court costs and a decline in business left him almost bankrupt. According to the report, the warrant, issued on Wednesday, allows authorities to arrest Choudhury if he returns to the U.S. Jafa-Bodden also claimed she was sacked after she tried to investigate another woman's sexual harassment and rape allegations against the yoga guru.

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Georgian bank TBC sees shares rise after Peel Hunt confirm buy rating

One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. It has a 23.45 P/E ratio. Among 2 analysts covering Cerus ( NASDAQ:CERS ), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Chiminski John R also sold $2.11 million worth of Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT) on Thursday, March 16.

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Analysts Rating Review: Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE:CHK)

The Schneider Capital Management Corp holds 5.62M shares with $39.43 million value, up from 5.16M last quarter. These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.10) EPS. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 2.90. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Private Advisor Group LLC Has $287,000 Stake in Chesapeake Energy Co".

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Trump wraps up Israel and West Bank visit, heads to Europe

President Donald Trump: "Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name 'Israel , ' never mentioned it during that conversation". The U.S. Palestinians across the West Bank and Gaza launched a general strike Monday to protest President Trump's visit and to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners now on hunger strike in Israeli jails.

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Crude rebounds ahead of OPEC meeting conclusion

After OPEC delegates announced the agreement during their meeting in Vienna , oil prices dropped sharply. "It is a disappointment that Opec hasn't done more to balance the markets ", he added. OPEC decided it would extend cuts in oil output by nine months to March 2018 on May 25, an OPEC delegate said according to a Reuters report.

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Silver Capital Management LLC Sells 12630 Shares of MGM Resorts International (MGM)

Among 13 analysts covering MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Gamco Invsts Inc Et Al has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM). Finally, Aegis restated a "buy" rating and set a $35.00 target price (up previously from $33.00) on shares of MGM Resorts International in a research report on Saturday, April 29th.

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S&P 500 hits record high after upbeat retail results

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record closing highs on Thursday, with the market propped up by gains in the consumer discretionary sector after strong reports from Best Buy and other retailers . Minutes of the Fed's latest meeting, released on Wednesday afternoon, showed that while policymakers backed a rate hike, they also agreed to hold off until it was clear a recent slowdown in the economy was temporary.


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