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Global shares fall on Fed rate hike, plunge in oil prices

By the end of 2018, with inflation projected to be very close to the 2% target, and with the economy predicted to be at or above full employment, the Fed foresees a fed funds rate of about 2.0%, consistent with PIMCO's New Neutral thesis.

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Fed raises interest rates

TOKYO (AP ) - Shares fell in Asia on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates , as expected. A slide in technology stocks weighed on the Nasdaq and S&P 500 as investors anxious about the pace of economic growth after the rate increase and weaker-than-expected inflation data.

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Kroger shares plunge 18 percent as grocery sales tumble

June 15 USA supermarket operator Kroger Co's on Thursday reported a 56.5 percent decline in quarterly profit, hurt by costs related to pension plans and as it offered voluntary retirement to some employees. Sales were $36.3 billion, up from $34.6 billion previous year and ahead of the $35.6 billion FactSet consensus. The recent merger with ModernHEALTH contributed to sales growth, Kroger noted.

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Tony Awards Shine on New Stars

Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey pulled double duty as host and performer at the 71st annual Tony Awards . In one of the night's big surprises, Rebecca Taichman , who helped conceive of Indecent while she was a graduate student, won the Tony for best direction of a play.

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London fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if any more survivors

The fire has been burning for more than three hours and stretches from the second to the 27th floor of the building. Cotton said structural surveyors and urban search and rescue specialists would inspect the building on Thursday and once it was declared safe a full search would take place.

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Boom! 10% of U.S. electricity from wind and solar in March

Wind energy has become a major driver for a sustainable energy future and, with over 500 GW of capacity installed worldwide, it is a leading source of new power generation globally. In addition to Iowa , wind and solar provided at least 20% of 2016 electricity generation in six other states. "Based on seasonal patterns in recent years, electricity generation from wind and solar will probably exceed 10 percent of total United States generation again in April 2017, then fall to less ...

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How Analysts Feel About Auto Trader Group PLC (LON:AUTO)?

Deutsche Bank maintained Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN) on Thursday, November 19 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Peel Hunt on Thursday, June 9. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Since January 11, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 0 sales for $50,570 activity. 236 shares valued at $10,049 were sold by PONTARELLI THOMAS on Tuesday, February 7.

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At least 17 dead in London tower block fire

A baby thrown from the window of a blazing high-rise apartment building in London early Wednesday fell at least nine floors before being caught by a bystander, according to a witness. Meanwhile, community centres in London have been overwhelmed by the number of donations flooding in for those left homeless by the fire. "Crews have been working in extremely challenging and hard conditions to rescue people and bring this major fire under control", Cotton told reporters.

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Amazon Dash Wand debuts with Alexa, lets you easily shop from site

Amazon touts the Dash Wand is good for getting recipes on the fly, ordering food from services like Dominos, and asking about the latest deals. It won't, however, play music. The Dash Wand also comes with a circular hook at the top and a magnetic back, which will enable you to keep this device handy at all time. If that wasn't enough of an incentive to pick one up, Amazon is also including 90 days of AmazonFresh for free if you're a Prime member.

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Short Interest Trends in Whiting Petroleum Stock

The Hillsdale Investment Management Inc holds 39,700 shares with $1.25 million value, up from 19,600 last quarter. Moreover, Natixis has 0.02% invested in T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS). As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Underperform" rating by CLSA given on Monday, August 10. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 12 by Morgan Stanley.

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Heathrow passengers flying without luggage

Travellers had used social media to vent their anger, with one user Tariq Panja showing pictures of luggage piled up with the caption "another day another Heathrow baggage fiasco". Heathrow said the problem had now been fixed and apologised. 'We are now investigating the issue. BA is telling passengers: "We are very sorry for the difficulties the failure of the Heathrow baggage systems is causing customers and we will be working as hard as we can to reunite those customers with their ...

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US Federal Reserve raises interest rates by quarter percentage point

The Federal Reserve raised its short-term rate a quarter of a percent, to a range between one and 1.25 percent. 2017 inflation is now expected to be 1.6%, short of the Fed's 2% target, and 30 basis points less than the 1.9% inflation rate projected in the committee's March 2017 statement.

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Emotions raw for Cavs in locker room after loss, Tyronn Lue says

He did it all for these moments, several of them really , building all season and throughout the night of Game 4. "And as the fourth quarter started to happen, a lot of shots and layups that I normally make, they just weren't falling". A decision has not yet been announced , but Curry has made his feelings clear. While Warriors fans were gearing up for the teams victory parade, on Wednesday some team members discussed another possible celebration that made the news earlier this week.

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Dollar bounces back from 7-month lows after strong Fed statement

Furthermore, the Energy Information Administration reported a surprising build in gasoline inventories last week, suggesting demand for the summer driving season may not meet expectations as consumers trim spending. YUKI NOGUCHI, BYLINE: Today marked the fourth time the Fed has raised interest rates since December of 2015 when it deemed the economy finally healthy enough to withstand an interest rate higher than near-zero.

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Trump Jr. tweet links VA shooting to 'Julius Caesar' play

Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues". The younger Trump also retweeted a post on reports that the the gunman had asked Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) about the party affiliation of the lawmakers who were at the field who were practicing for Thursday's annual congressional baseball game.

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Asian shares fall after Fed rate hike, tracking Wall St lead

Ian Kernohan, senior economist at Royal London Asset Management , said: 'The Fed made little changes in the language or projections for further interest rate hikes . Property developers led the decline in Hong Kong . In the banking space, ANZ Banking, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Westpac are lower in a range of 0.2 percent to 1.4 percent.

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US Added 138000 Jobs in May, Unemployment Falls to 4.3%

Economists have expected wage gains to increase as the job market got tighter, but average hourly earnings increased just four cents in May to $26.22. Manufacturers let go of 1,000 workers. Almost 80,000 retail jobs have been lost since February, according to the latest figures, and a dozen chains have announced closing or bankruptcy , including Rue21, BCBGMaxAzria, Payless, Wet Seal and H.H.Gregg.

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Andrew Briggs Acquires 28 Shares of Aviva plc (AV) Stock

Among 8 analysts covering 3i Group PLC (LON:III), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. The stock of Marks and Spencer Group Plc (LON:MKS) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, May 16 by Peel Hunt. Like Mitie, Capita's 15% share price leap came after the group's AGM statement and trading update showed no new bad news after a turbulent past year for the firm which is one of the largest private sector employers in UK.

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Matthew Gregory Sells 42164 Shares of FirstGroup plc (FGP) Stock

It has a 76.04 P/E ratio. The Firm owns the boohoo, boohooMAN, PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal brands. 1054531 shares were traded during the last trading session. On Tuesday, March 1 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold". Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.64, from 2.22 in 2016Q3.

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Anti-Igbo threat: Osinbajo to meet Igbo elders today

The Federal government has assured Nigerians that it will take very seriously any attempt to cause violence or disrupt peace in the country. He stated: "Let there be no doubt whatsoever of the resolve of government to ensure that no one will be allowed to get away with making speeches that can cause division or violence".

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Fed raises rates and unveils cuts in sign of confidence

The Committee now expects to begin implementing of a balance sheet normalisation program this year, provided that the economy evolves broadly as anticipated. Unemployment has already reached a 16-year low of 4.3 percent. The dollar nursed losses on Thursday, after weak United States inflation data left investors wondering if the Federal Reserve would be able to follow up its latest rate hike with another later this year.

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Judge: Redo part of analysis for Dakota Access pipeline

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg's 91-page ruling, which orders further environmental review of the pipeline, marks a partial victory for four Sioux tribes in the Dakotas that have asked the court to shut down oil-pumping operations. The pipeline remains a potential boon to drillers in the once-prolific North Dakota Bakken shale formation who have lost market share amid low oil prices to rivals in Texas and elsewhere with better access to Gulf Coast refineries and terminals.

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Will address issues on cattle trade ban honestly: Harsh Vardhan

The petitioner NGO had moved the apex court challenging the Centre's notification that bans sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, a move that received flak since its announcement. The notification raised countrywide debates on the issue, According to media reports, states such as Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal and Tripura have said they are against the implementation of the notification as it would affect the livelihood of many people.

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United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc. (UDR) Cut to "Underperform" at Evercore ISI

After $-0.85 actual earnings per share reported by Versartis Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.88% EPS growth. Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated is a self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust.

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Federal Reserve raises rates for second time in three months

The Fed voted yesterday to raise the federal funds rate - the rate at which banks make overnight loans to other banks - by 25 basis points, from 1 percent to 1.25 percent. Gold dropped after being higher in earlier trading and oil prices did the same - except they lost more than 3% to fall under $US45 a barrel and hit seven months lows after a warning that the oversupply situation won't improve until next year.

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Death toll from tragic London fire expected to rise today

People in the apartments cornered by the quickly advancing flames and thick smoke banged on windows and screamed for help to those watching down below, witnesses and survivors said. The Grenfell Action Group, a community organization formed to oppose a nearby redevelopment project, has been warning about the risk of fire at Grenfell Tower since 2013.

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European Central Bank rules out further rate cuts

In a press conference following the decision, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi dropped a long-standing reference to "downside risks" to the euro zone's economic outlook from his policy message, saying instead that risks are now "broadly balanced".

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GOP rep: Before shooting, man asked whether we were Dems or GOP

Capitol Police said the officers were able to wound the shooter , who was apparently firing from the third base side of the field, according to the Associated Press. Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. The baseball players were preparing for a baseball game that was scheduled for Thursday.

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Australian unemployment drops to four-year low, currency surges

Data out on Thursday showed the unemployment rate slipped to 5.5 per cent, compared with analysts' expectations for a steady 5.7 per cent. An unexpected surge in full-time employment has driven Australia's jobless rate to a four-year low, meaning a Reserve Bank interest rate cut is now off the table, economists say.

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Qatar Row Reveals Saudi False Pretense of Commanding Unity: Iranian Official

The state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper said that "Arab patience has come to an end regarding Qatar's utilizing of Al Jazeera to incite against Arab states to destabilize them", accusing the Qatari leadership of using the channel "to serve its own ends and orchestrate diplomatic attacks against other Arab states to spread fear and chaos among their citizens".

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Tallgrass Energy Partners LP (NYSE:TEP) Sentiment Report

National Beverage Corp. Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:HEP) has risen 4.19% since June 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 90.12% the S&P500. Bridgecreek Mgmt Limited Co reported 1.89% stake. Moreover, Regions Financial Corporation has 0.07% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Gsa Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership owns 44,510 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio.

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White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

Senators on Tuesday questioned both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on how the inquiry is being handled. It's unclear whether the president could override those rules and order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.

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(CPK) Shares now up at $74.85 Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Earns…

Among 28 analysts covering Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), 7 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 16 Hold. UBS raised its rating on Chesapeake Energy Corporation to Neutral on 24/02/2017 in a reversal from its prior Sell rating. The original version of this article can be read at https://sportsperspectives.com/2017/06/14/chesapeake-utilities-corporation-cpk-downgraded-to-hold-at-bidaskclub.html.

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Cubans fret new Trump policy will dampen tourism boom

Meanwhile, a new economic impact analysis released by Engage Cuba earlier this month estimates that a policy reversal could cost the US economy $6.6 billion and affect almost 12,300 American jobs over the course of the Trump administration's first term, including $3.5 billion and 10,150-plus jobs in the airline and cruise line industries.

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USA dollar falls after Fed raises rates

The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rates for the third time since December and unveiled plans to start trimming its balance sheet, even as news of the Fed's relatively hawkish stance provoked caution in early trading in the Indian equity markets, which were trading flat on Thursday morning.


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