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United States to conduct ICBM intercept test amid rising tensions over North Korea

We have a lot of firepower, more than he has, times 20. The demand for Chinese-manufactured phones is growing in the sanctions-hit North because they are able to make both domestic and global calls, a source in North Hamgyong province, near the border with China , told RFA's Korean Service.

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US Fed to 'soon' raise interest rates

The Nasdaq Composite was up 16.16 points, or 0.26 per cent, at 6,179.18. "Credit downgrade wasn't a surprise after all given the delay in structural reforms such as liberalisation of capital moves". Following the minutes, the S&P 500 closed at a record high on Wednesday. In the currency market, the euro traded up 0.1 percent in Asia at $1.1225, having bounced back from Wednesday's low of $1.1168 and coming within sight of $1.1268, its 6 1/2-month high set on Tuesday.

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QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP)

It turned negative, as 36 investors sold QEP shares while 103 reduced holdings. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 546,600 shares of the pipeline company's stock valued at $10,675,000 after buying an additional 240,890 shares during the period.

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UBM Plc (UBM) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Shore Capital

About 159,684 shares traded. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. The equities rating of SIG PLC (LON:SHI) shares was upgraded by professional analysts at Peel Hunt to a respectable "Buy" rating in analysts note sent to investors on 19 May. Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio. The Company's segments include Events and Other Marketing Services.

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JC Penney Company, Inc

While looking at the Stock's Performance, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of 3.79%, where Monthly Performance is -15.58%, Quarterly performance is -27.86%, 6 Months performance is -52.06% and yearly performance percentage is -41.09%.

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SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG) Growth Estimates in Focus

CLI has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks downgraded Getty Realty Corp . Mack Cali Realty Corp now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $29.83. Overall, the share price is down -27.03% so far this year. Company insiders own 3.09% of the company's stock. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink .

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Moody's downgrades China, warns of fading financial strength

Moody's said China's financial strength was likely to erode as growth slows and debt rises further. Shares of nine metal and mining companies fell by 0.68% to 3.36% at 14:10 IST on BSE after global credit rating agency, Moody's Investors Service cut China's sovereign credit rating for the first time in almost three decades.

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OPEC agrees to extend oil output cuts till March

Last week , Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation agreed on the need to prolong the current agreement on oil production cuts. "With Russia and Saudi announcing nine months (of extended cuts) a week before, this was already priced in, so the market wanted the "over-and-above" which didn't come hence the sell-off", said Virendra Chauhan, oil analyst at Energy Aspects in Singapore .

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How Many Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD)'s Analysts Are Bearish?

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(NYSE:JKS) Plunged -6.80% in Pre-Session

Top Ace Asset Management Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of JinkoSolar Holding Co. during the third quarter valued at approximately $2,370,000. JinkoSolar Holding Co. had a net margin of 5.28% and a return on equity of 33.72%. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS ) announced that it plans to release its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 before the open of USA markets on Monday, June 5, 2017.

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Synchrony Financial (SYF) Stake Increased by Advisor Partners LLC

Sit Investment Associates Inc.'s holdings in Synchrony Financial were worth $3,448,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock.

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At least 20 killed in attack on Egypt Christians

The victims were traveling from the nearby province of Bani Suief to visit the monastery. Khaled Mogahed, the Health Ministry spokesman, said the death toll stood at 26 but feared it could rise further. The dead included children, older adults, and laborers, he said, and 23 others were wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday's attack.

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Keybank National Association OH Cuts Stake in Mattel, Inc. (MAT)

The institutional investor owned 24,284 shares of the company's stock at the end of the first quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.15% of Mattel worth $13,498,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. will post $1.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 9th.

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Man tried to bite flight attendant, jumped from plane

The flight attendant immediately stood up and told Sein to return to his seat. The judge says Sein violated Title 49, United States Code, and "shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both". Sein is accused of biting the flight attendant's hand before opening the galley service door and jumping onto the tarmac. While he spoke no English, a criminal complaint said he understood the flight crew's instructions before he exited the flight, the report said.

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Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

Smith, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson joined him. There's also the irony that Brown , the first coach who took James to an NBA Finals in 2007 - Cleveland was swept by San Antonio - will now coach against him, likely in the same leading role he's had for Golden State since head coach Steve Kerr was forced to take a break because of continued problems with his surgically repaired back.

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Consensus Review & Target Check on BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX)

The insider Cagle Gerald D . bought 1,000 shares worth $39,900. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since May 26, 2016 and is uptrending. Moreover, Blackrock Advsr Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in BioCryst Pharmaceuticals , Inc.

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USA extends Obama-era sanctions relief for Iran

But the summit could be overshadowed by a surprise attendee: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court and shunned by the United States for the past 10 years. The State Department communicated to the Congress that the USA continues to waive sanctions as required to continue implementing the U.S. sanctions-lifting commitments in the JCPOA.

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NEXT plc (NXT) Upgraded to Buy at Investec

The rating was maintained by Panmure Gordon on Thursday, August 6 with "Buy". (NYSE:CRI) earned "Underperform" rating by CLSA on Thursday, September 29. About 160,098 shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Among 21 analysts covering Restaurant Group The PLC (LON:RTN), 9 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 7 Hold.

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Trump, other leaders clash on trade, climate at G7

But other leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new French President Emmanuel Macron, had hoped to sway the president at his first major global summit since entering the White House four months ago. "He came here to learn", Cohn said. With the Islamic State group on the retreat in Iraq and Syria, "the fight is moving from the battlefield to the internet", May would tell her colleagues, aides said, before flying home early to oversee the ongoing "critical" security ...

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Russians discussed how to influence Trump via aides

At Wednesday's event, Schiff also said that the House Intelligence Committee is trying to obtain audio recordings of President Trump's private meetings in the White House, if such recordings exist, with an eye toward substantiating reports that he asked former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to end the Russian Federation probe.

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UK campaigning resumes 4 days after concert attack

Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the Labour Party , the official opposition to the British government, drew a link between United Kingdom foreign policy and terror attacks as the main political parties resumed general election campaigning Friday, following Monday night's terror attack in Manchester .

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OPEC, other nations extend output cut to March

Crude prices plunged 5 percent after the decision as some market participants had priced in more aggressive output cuts from the OPEC-led group. In December, Opec agreed its first production curbs in a decade and the first joint cuts with 11 non-Opec producer nations, led by Russian Federation, in 15 years.

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OPEC and Other Producers Agreed to Extend Production Cuts

Brent crude oil dropped as much as $1.24 a barrel to a low of $52.72 before regaining some ground to trade 80 cents lower at $53.16 by 1100 GMT. It was the biggest percentage decline for both benchmarks since March 8th. OPEC comprises 13 nations which collectively account for 40 per cent of global oil production, 73 per cent of the world's oil reserves and set the tone for happenings in the oil industry.

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Djokovic, Nadal could meet in semifinals

Could he win his 10th French Open championship a year after withdrawing before the third round with an injured left wrist? I think it's giving me a lot of opportunity to grow as a player, my game style on this surface, but also, as a competitor, as a person.

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Gastar Exploration Inc. (GST) — Traders Focused Stock

VolitionRx Limited (VNRX ) stock price tumbled -5.12% to close at $3.52 during recent trade. The company's consensus rating is now Hold, with 2 analysts rating it a Strong Buy, and 6 analysts rating it with a Hold. delivered smaller earnings beat. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 26.4% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Analysts predict that Gastar Exploration will post ($0.14) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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HPCL March quarter net profit up 31%, beats Street estimates

The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) was reported at Rs 2,886 crore, marginally lower than Rs 2,803 crore quarter on quarter. ETNow Poll had predicted a net profit of Rs 4847 crore for the quarter under review. Petrol sales went up 6.7 per cent, LPG 11 per cent and jet fuel 13.4 per cent.

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OPEC agrees to extend output curbs, but falls short of experts' expectations

Oil prices dropped more than 4% as the market had been hoping oil producers could reach a last-minute deal to deepen the cuts or extend them further, until mid-2018, CNBC reported. The mid-year OPEC decision to roll over the crude oil production cuts should have pleased the market this week, but traders wanted more. According to Platts, OPEC sources had indicated that Libya will be granted its exemption in the extended deal, as militant activity and general political instability have ...

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FBI misses deadline to turn over Comey memos on Trump

The US officials quoted by NBC News , who were not named, said that the interest in Kushner , 36, did not mean the investigators suspected him of a crime or intended to charge him. The banker, Sergey Gorkov, is the head of VEB Bank, a state-owned Russian entity that is the subject of USA government sanctions. "Kushner's security clearance should be suspended until the FBI's findings are complete".

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Moody's downgrading based on inappropriate methodology: China

Hong Kong's participation in China's Belt and Road initiative brings the economy and financial systems closer together, Moody's also said. Moody's Investors Service yesterday slashed China's credit rating for the first time in nearly three decades, citing concerns about the country's rising debt and slowing growth, but Beijing rejected the downgrade as "inappropriate".

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Wall Street closes at record; crude falls 5 percent

These countries agreed to reduce the production up to 1.8 million barrels per day which equate to 2 percent of the world oil production. The volume was an OPEC self-imposed goal based on its last five-year average. So far, OPEC and allies have been good at communicating their message on the curbs and compliance, but failure to address how the scenario will be next year is likely to maintain price volatility.

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Mulvaney Slams Democratic 'Demagoguery' About White House Budget

This is the kind of "Republican" policy that has federal spending on autopilot while tax collections are at record highs and the federal deficit is also at a record high. Mulvaney's comments, which came during a House Budget Committee hearing, resurrected an issue that Congress has mostly ignored in recent months but will soon trigger tough political decisions.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down North Carolina Race-Based Districting

Republican state Rep. David Lewis even explicitly defended the redrawn map as a partisan gerrymander , stating unequivocally that it was meant to maintain the maximum possible edge for the GOP. Pushing more Democrats into the 1st and 12th left adjoining districts with Republican advantages. The ruling was a rebuke to North Carolina Republicans but the districts in question have already been re-drawn.

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Manchester attacks: UK authorities slam US for intel leaks

Mr Burnham said in a statement: "These leaks are completely unacceptable, and must stop immediately". Some 22 people were killed, and dozens were injured, at the suicide attack at Manchester Arena . The UK wants to know there will be no further leaks from the investigation. Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the leaks "greatly" concerned him, and added that he had raised these with the US ambassador to Britain.

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World's largest gold miner hit by Tanzania export ban

Argus Research upgraded Barrick Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE: ABX ) rating on Tuesday, March 15. Reiterating their buy rating and 500p target price for the stock, analysts at Numis "continue to assume that both the government and Acacia are rational actors and that ultimately what the government wants is for Acacia to resume exports", a calculation partly based on Tanzania's needs to attract long term foreign investment for its oil and gas sector.

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Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital

Demonstrators take part in a mock funeral for Brazil's President Michel Temer , during an anti-government protest in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. In the wake of the announcement on the use of the military, senior officials began distancing themselves from the decision. The country's leading financial journal Valor Thursday published an interview with leading economist Yoshiaki Nakano, dean of the Sao Paulo School of Economy at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, in which he ...


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