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Metro Detroit Unemployment Rate Drops To 4%

Statewide, the good news continues. The Wilmington area, which includes New Hanover and Pender counties, saw an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent in April, compared to 4.4 percent in March and 4.4 percent a year earlier, the state Commerce Department reported.

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Illinois House approves minimum wage hike

Students, meanwhile, would see their hourly minimum wage, now $10.70 an hour, rise to $13.15 on January 1, 2018, and to $14.10 a year later. The lawmaker stated that many countries such as the UK, USA, India, have in their laws a periodic review of wages, adding that the bill was long overdue.

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Angela Merkel claims Brexit talks will be about STRENGTHENING Europe

The thing is that there is a widespread complaint about Germany shared by not only the Obama administration but also many European states: The country saves too much and spends too little, creating internal economic imbalances that make it harder for struggling countries elsewhere in Europe to compete.

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Oil price decline after OPEC output cut extension an 'overreaction'

West Texas Intermediate slipped $2.58 to $48.78 a barrel on Thursday and had reached $48.82 on Friday. "There seems to be a little resistance on the price at US$55/bbl, but if OPEC members and a selection of non-OPEC members - notably Russian Federation - abide by the supply cut, the price could conceivably hit US$60/bbl by year end".

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National Retail Properties Depo (NNN-E) Trending Up Last 50 Bars

Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in Retail Properties of America by 3.7% in the third quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 287,923 shares. Among 12 analysts covering National Retail Properties (NYSE:NNN), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. National Retail Properties had 18 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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Investors Catching Stocks Schlumberger Limited (SLB)

The stock's market cap is $95.92 billion. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $68.65 and compares with the $68.65 52-week low. (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since May 31, 2016 and is downtrending. The firm has "Outperform" rating by FBR Capital given on Wednesday, February 22.

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United States Steel's (X) "Neutral" Rating Reaffirmed at Longbow Research

Shares of AK Steel Holding Co. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $6.94 per share. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($2.15) earnings per share. According to the latest research reports released, 2 analysts have issued a rating of "buy", 3 analysts "outperform", 9 analysts "hold", 1 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell".

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Payless Shoes to close more stores; Staten Island locations spared for now

Payless Shoe Source could almost double the number of store closures under its bankruptcy plan as the extent of the discount footwear chain's troubles come into sharper focus. In agreement with its lenders, Payless intends to invest in certain areas for growth and optimize its footprint by immediately closing 400 underperforming locations and USA and Puerto Rico.

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Corralling Gains for Investors As Shares Pop: Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO)

Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in Columbus McKinnon Corp. during the fourth quarter worth about $211,000. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can owns 36,074 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. The New York-based International Gru has invested 0% in Columbus McKinnon Corp. It has outperformed by 52.14% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:CMCO). California State Teachers Retirement holds 40,020 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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Should You Buy Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) On Current Analyst Views?

Pacific Global Investment Management CO acquired a new stake in Lululemon Athletica inc . during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Wedbush has "Outperform" rating and $72 target. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Lululemon Athletica inc . from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Tuesday.

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Canada economic growth speeds up in Q1 on investment, consumers

The experts promised us a "barnburner" of a first quarter for Canada's economy, and the economy delivered. Q1 growth was not significantly different than the Bank of Canada's 3.8% forecast and there are still plenty of risks to the outlook, particularly from potential US trade disruptions.

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Numis Securities Ltd Reaffirms " Hold" Rating for Weir Group PLC (WEIR)

Credit Suisse maintained it with "Neutral" rating and GBX 1750 target in Friday, July 31 report. 23/02/2017 - Rathbone Brothers had its "Buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital. Analysts await Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) to report earnings on July, 19. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, December 20 by Peel Hunt. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Monday, September 7.

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Trump expected to pull US from Paris deal

While Trump now favours an exit, he has been known to change his thinking on major decisions and tends to seek counsel from a range of inside and outside advisers, many with differing agendas, until the last minute. The Paris Agreement was a deal to limit greenhouse gases in order to combat climate change. It laid out a framework for countries to adopt clean energy and phase out fossil fuels.

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Waiting for Trump to decide about the climate deal

Flying home, a senior administration official declined to elaborate any further on Trump's climate thinking, saying only that "whatever the President does will make sure that we're protecting American jobs". In anunexpected announcement on Saturday, Trump who was ata summit of G7 leaders in Sicily, said he would later decide on whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.

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Revenue at JP Morgan Chase down 15% due to 'low volatility'

The company has market cap of $803.18 million. The company's current price-earnings ratio amounts to 13.10 times earnings, below the average P/E ratio of 20.58 times earnings. Donaldson Capital has invested 3.31% of its portfolio in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). Washington Trust Savings Bank accumulated 1.27% or 65,340 shares.

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Three Mile Island owner plans to close nuclear plant in '19

As a result, the construction of new plants declined in the 1980s and 1990s, according to the World Nuclear Association, an global group that promotes the use of nuclear power . Exelon announced last week that Three Mile Island - for the third year in a row - was shut out of the auction. State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf indicated on Tuesday they are interested in a broader discussion that takes into consideration nuclear as well as coal, oil, natural gas, wind, solar, hydro and other ...

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At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

All three attacks had been claimed by the Islamic State (IS). Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry told the USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson that the extremists who attacked the Christian convoy had trained in Libyan militant camps.

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The Biffa PLC's (BIFF) Buy Rating Reiterated at Numis Securities Ltd

Analysts await Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) to report earnings on August, 1. The stock of Ocado Group PLC (LON:OCDO) earned "Equal Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 9. Apple Inc. had 206 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The Firm operates through five divisions: Carter's Retail, Carter's Wholesale, OshKosh Retail, OshKosh Wholesale and worldwide.

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NII Holdings Cmn (NASDAQ:NIHD) Technical Fundamentals and Valuation

A rating of 4 or 5 would indicate a consensus Sell. NII Holdings, Inc . (NASDAQ: NIHD ) shares has displayed a low EPS growth of -64.80% in last 5 years. It's the most up-to-date valuation until trading begins again on the next day. While looking at the Stock's Performance, NII Holdings Inc . now shows a Weekly Performance of 39.63%, where Monthly Performance is -22.08%, Quarterly performance is -63.89%, 6 Months performance is -58.88% and yearly performance percentage is -79.44%.

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Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) Shares Bought by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp

Lazard Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Analog Devices during the first quarter valued at about $100,000. So, although ADI shares - up 25% year to date - aren't the bargains they were six months ago, these shares should reach $110 in the next 12 to 18 months, delivering some 23% returns.

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Barclays will sell 22% of its shares in Barclays Africa

The British lender said had received the necessary regulatory approvals to further sell down its position in BAGL and enter into agreements with BAGL governing the terms on which a separation will occur. The sale offers some reprieve for Mr. Staley, who is being probed by United Kingdom regulators over his attempts to silence a Barclays's whistleblower.

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AP report: President Trump will withdraw U.S. from Paris climate accord

A White House official confirmed media reports Wednesday that the president is expected to pull out of the accord , which went into effect in November, the Associated Press reports . "The message is simple: the sustainability train has left the station". Under Trump , who once called climate change a " hoax ", Washington has resisted intense pressure from its partners to commit to respecting the global accord.

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Deutsche Bank fined $41 m for money laundering violations

Deutsche Bank agreed in January to pay $500 million in penalties to USA and British regulators to settle an investigation into whether it helped transfer $10 billion out of Russian Federation through a "mirror trading" process. With the FBI and two congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, the enforcement actions against Deutsche Bank have spurred Democrats in Congress to ask for more extensive investigations of the bank.

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Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal, reports say

Members of the G7 - the US, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan - met in Sicily on 26 and 27 May, where they discussed global issues related to foreign policy , the economy , equality, trade and the Paris climate deal , agreed by nearly 200 nations in December 2015.

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Bruno Alves arrives for talks with Rangers

That means the former Porto , Zenit St Petersburg and Fenerbahce stopper - who has 89 caps for Portugal - is unlikely to be available for the Ibrox side until mid-July. "It's going to be unbelievable, I'm sure of that". "What is important is that he is a victor with a winning mentality and that is something we all want, to put the club on a winning track again".

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US pending home sales fell again in April

Pending home sales in April slumped for the second consecutive month and were down year-over-year nationally and in all four major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors . Yun, NAR's 2017 President William E. Brown and Berkeley Hass Real Estate Group Chair Ken Rosen are among the prominent experts scheduled to speak. Coming on the heels of recent data showing a drop in home building and sales of both new and previously owned homes, the decrease in contracts suggests a ...

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Beetlejuice, Teen Titans Go, And The Powerpuff Girls Head To Lego Dimensions

It includes Beetlejuice and a Sandworm that can be turned into a Haunted Vacuum or Spooky Spider. The Teen Titans Go comes in a fun pack, team pack and a level pack. Also included is the 3-in-1 Octi that can be rebuilt into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid, and the PPG Smartphone can be rebuilt into the PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net.

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General Electric Company Target of Unusually High Options Trading (GE)

The legal version of this report can be read at https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/05/31/american-electric-power-company-inc-aep-stake-decreased-by-meadow-creek-investment-management-llc.html. Retirement System Of Alabama holds 619,074 shares. The United Kingdom-based Gulf Int Bancorporation (Uk) Ltd has invested 0.14% in American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP).

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Hamilton: Clear Ferrari are favouring Vettel

Vettel's success was Ferrari's first in the principality since seven-time champion Michael Schumacher triumphed in 2001. Championship leader Vettel trailed pole-sitter Kimi Raikkonen for the opening phase of the race , but emerged from his one and only pit stop ahead of his Ferrari teammate after stopping later.

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BA cancels Heathrow and Gatwick flights after global IT outage

The outage came as thousands of people hoped leave the United Kingdom for Bank Holiday celebrations, with numerous travellers taking to social media to vent their frustration at the cancellations. Find us on Facebook too! All flights were cancelled at the airports as passengers reported chaotic scenes at check-in counters and in waiting areas.

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Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) Reviewed By Analysts

The firm earned "Market Perform" rating on Monday , December 19 by BMO Capital Markets. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Yamana Gold by 5.3% in the third quarter. Its last 5-Year EPS growth stands at -29.10% with earnings growth of 86.50% yoy. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 14th.

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Trump to pull out of Paris climate agreement

After world leaders urged Trump to stay in the Paris Accord at the G7 Summit last week, stressing the urgency of coordinated global leadership on climate action, President Trump says he'll finally be making a decision . Despite the Trump administration's talk of an "America first" policy and ongoing criticism of Germany for its massive trade surplus, the G-7 leaders in Sicily did vow to fight protectionism, reiterating "a commitment to keep our markets open".

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#TheresaMayGIFs: UK PM's Q&A performance sends Twitter into sarcasm spree

However, Theresa May's portion of the programme triggered the biggest spikes in activity online. It is only by dialogue and process we brought about peace in Northern Ireland and I think that's a good thing. it's a Corbyn ting, not a Tory ting". With just ten days to go until the United Kingdom hits the 2017 General Election polling stations on 8 June, Betfair Politics reports that it has recorded £ 22 million traded across its "UK 2017" Exchange betting markets .

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United Nations warns that leaving Paris climate deal could affect internal security

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily. Trump was referring to a vow by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries to move toward spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense by 2024. After the summit, the president will address American troops on an Italian base before departing for home. Trump was warmly welcomed in the Middle East, but in Europe he's faced a far cooler reception.

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Hess Corp. (HES) Stock Rating Upgraded by Wells Fargo & Co

The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform" on Friday, February 12. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to "Overweight" on Thursday, December 8. The stock now has a Market Cap of $7.03B. The Company's segments include Exploration and Production, and Bakken Midstream. It has a 29.45 P/E ratio. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces and markets commercial jet aircraft and provides related support services, to the commercial airline industry.


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