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Congressional ballgame goes on despite shooting

But that was not quite true even as Steve Scalise , a congressman from Louisiana who was shot in the hip, was being rushed into the operating theatre. A complaint had also been made against Hodgkinson in March this year after he fired 50 rounds into a wooded area near homes. "I reassured them that the entire country is pulling for them, praying for them and we are here for them every single step of the way", Trump said.

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Tesco reports strongest UK sales growth for seven years

Tesco Plc ( TSCDY ) posted stronger-than-expected quarterly sales growth from its United Kingdom operations as the country's biggest supermarket chain attracted more shoppers despite an ongoing price war and slowing consumer spending. "We are confident in our plans to create long-term, sustainable value for our key stakeholders and to deliver on the ambitions we have set out", he added.

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Putin dabbles into United States politics, offers asylum to ex Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey

In his testimony before the US Senate last week, Comey said there was "no doubt" that Russia interfered in November's presidential election , and said that the plot reached to the highest echelons of Russian state. "Again, he gave no evidence of this (Russian meddling)". Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after his annual live call-in show in Moscow , Russia, Thursday, June 15, 2017 .

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RPC Group PLC (RPC) Insider Purchases £77300 in Stock

Keeley Asset Management invested 0.02% in Land Securities Group plc (LON:LAND). The Company, together with its subsidiaries, transacts life assurance and long-term savings business, investment management and general insurance and health business.

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Jefferies Has Decided To Downgrade Ao World (LON:AO) Shares

It has a 10.72 P/E ratio. Among 19 analysts covering AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Big Yellow Group had its "Buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs. Macquarie Research maintained Anglo Pacific Group plc (LON:APF) rating on Monday, November 23. The company was maintained on Tuesday, December 15 by Beaufort Securities.

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Does Shopify Inc. (SHOP)'s current closing price competes the market?

Steadfast Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Shopify during the first quarter valued at about $21,630,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Shopify during the first quarter valued at $116,000.

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Dodge minivans recalled due to airbag problems

Dodge manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said that it is aware of eight "potentially related minor injuries", but no accidents. The Dodge Grand Caravan recall affects vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years, according to the company.

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Bernie Sanders Addresses Senate After Learning Alexandria Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

Hodgkinson, 66, was fatally shot by police during the attack. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to condemn "in the strongest possible forms" the violent actions of the man police say shot Rep. 'He was a bit of a misanthrope. "When he did home inspections for me he didn't rile up the buyers or make ridiculous statements". It was all penny-ante stuff'.

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Tax incidence under GST lower than current indirect taxes: FinMin

In their letter to the government, the MoCA also raised concerns, claiming that the GST regime will benefit foreign carriers more than domestic ones for two reasons, i.e., input tax credit and worldwide travel. The input credits should take care of the headline rate of 12 per cent.", it said. Besides, construction material also attract other taxes. Though a 4.5% service tax is being replaced by a 12% GST, the advantage is a number of hidden and cascading taxes will be removed under the new ...

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Growth worries push stocks lower, Fed hike lifts dollar

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve hiked rates and laid out its plan to unwind its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. "Fiscal policy is getting delayed and inflation will not cooperate the way the markets and the Fed want it to". They forecast USA economic growth of 2.2% in Y 2017, an increase from the previous projection in March . In other corporate news, Kroger shares tumbled 18.9 percent after the supermarket chain slashed its full-year profit forecast.

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Oil output to expand faster than demand in 2018: IEA

Global energy demand grew by 1 percent in 2016, a rate similar to the previous two years but well below the 10-year average of 1.8 percent, BP (BP.L) said in its benchmark Statistical Review of World Energy on Tuesday. American producers have benefitted from the Opec and non-Opec efforts to push prices higher. The IEA has revised its forecast upwards for USA oil production this year, and said Brazil and Canada were also expected "to make further gains".

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Oil falls to seven-month low on high inventories

The US, Brazil, Canada and other producers outside Opec will increase output next year by the most in four years, the IEA said in its first forecast for 2018. " OPEC 2017 year-to-date exports are only down by 0.3 million barrels per day (bpd) from the October 2016 baseline", analysts at AB Bernstein said in a note.

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Getty Realty Corp. (GTY) Stake Lowered by Bank of Montreal Can

The stock has gained 2.21%, reaching at $4.16 after hovering between $4.04 and $4.17. It is down 0.00% since June 15, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. Nasdaq.com's news article titled: " Cognizant (CTSH) Up 11.1% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?" with publication date: June 07, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1: Team Scalise

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that Republican congressman Steve Scalise is in worse condition than initially believed. Mika is a former college ballplayer. "Due to the outpouring of support and generosity of our existing and new sponsors, over $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity", the game's organizers told Fox News .

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7 percent of USA adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows

Together, those two stats mean half of Americans are ignorant of chocolate milk's origins; yet, it's base, plain milk, is the fourth most popular drink in the U.S. People who live in agricultural areas, as well as people with higher incomes and education levels, tend to know more about the source of food, according to the Washington Post .

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Charlie Crist blasts bill that Democrats say will rollback Dodd-Frank Act

A prolific consumer of finance-industry donations , Hensarling had previously lobbied the president to roll back two Obama-era financial regulations through executive action: one that barred retirement advisers from putting their own financial interests above those of their clients , and another limiting how much interest payday lenders could charge the working poor.

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The Note: The White House stressing Sessions

Trump later contradicted his own staff, saying on May 11 he had the Russian Federation issue in mind when he fired Comey. At the time , Sessions said he was recusing himself only because he was involved in the 2016 campaign as an adviser to the Trump campaign.

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Gov't not overly concerned with Fed's rate hike

Meanwhile, Washington remained in focus as the special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election was said to be planning to interview two top United States intelligence officials about whether President Donald Trump sought their help to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation to back off a related probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Probes launched amid grim search for London fire victims

The fire broke out in the 1970s-built, 24-story structure Tuesday night. The tower is in the North Kensington neighborhood, a working-class, multi-ethnic area next to some of the richest neighborhoods in Britain. "To see a whole 24-storey building go up in flames - how does that happen?" The fire started just after 1 a.m. local time and burned for more than 10 hours in the Notting Hill district.

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Trump Blasts Lynch For Handling Of Clinton Email Probe

Throw in his eyes closed response to Attorney General Lynch's billion to one meeting on a distant tarmac with Bill Clinton to discuss their grandkids and golf, while their aircraft were nose to nose for almost an hour. Instead, she formed a political action committee with the express goal of resisting President Trump and his administration. This story is one that's left over from the Sunday show circuit, but it had a lot of the commentariat chattering about how scrupulous and ...

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Trump proposal aims at another way of getting people to work

The man who parlayed a run on TV's "The Apprentice" into a winning presidential campaign said Tuesday the nation needs a stronger system of apprenticeship to match workers with millions of open jobs. "It's great if we can all agree that apprenticeships are good", she said. From there the president will travel to WCTC to lead a workforce development roundtable discussion at 4:15 p.m.

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Weak US retail sales put spotlight on Fed

Retail sales fell by 1.2% compared to the month of April, while on a year-to-year basis, sales were up by 0.9% against May 2016. "The continuing suitability of the current policy stance depends on the trade-off between above-target inflation and slack in the economy, as well as the prospects for inflation to return sustainably to target".

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United States student, freed from North Korea with neurological injury, was 'brutalized' -father

Warmbier responded: "The question is, do I think the past administration could have done more?" "This study showed extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain", Kanter said. After the trial, North Korea alleged Otto Warmbier came down with botulism , which meant his captors had to give him a sleeping pill, and he never woke up.

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5-3 majority to leave Bank base rate at 0.25%

Hewson suggested "there could be another way of looking at this vote...this could well be a tactical move by the MPC to keep the markets off balance, as well as helping support the pound and attempt to keep a lid on inflation ..." The Bank of England said that said three of its policymakers unexpectedly backed increasing interest rates.

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Crude Oil Price Plunges 4% Following Massive Inventory Increase

Throughout a almost three-year downturn, American oil companies have driven down the cost of advanced drilling methods, allowing them to pump profitably, even with U.S. But tensions within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries could potentially impact on an agreement to cut production in order to support global prices.

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Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Virginia Shooting — Emergency Surgery

Spicer said Trump would not attend Thursday's congressional baseball game , which Scalise and others had been practicing for when he was shot, out of security and logistical concerns. Capitol Police officers in Scalise's security detail returned fire, and Hodgkinson later died from his injuries. Reba Winstead lives across the street from the parking lot of the park where the shooting occurred.

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Analysts Showing Optimistic Trends For Duke Realty Corporation (DRE)

Ameritas Investment Partners Inc.'s holdings in Realty Income Corp were worth $999,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Kimco Realty Corporation Earnings, with 6 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.14.

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US oil production seen thwarting OPEC effort to boost prices

In a separate report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said U.S. crude stockpiles fell by 1.7 million barrels last week , short of the 2.7 million barrels decrease analysts were expecting. Gasoline demand has also declined for the past 3 weeks which will tend to lead to a cutback in United States refinery utilisation and stifle demand for crude.

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The Seinfeld-inspired 'Soup Nazi' company has filed for bankruptcy

The soups , sold both at their restaurants and in grocery stores, are based on the recipes of Al Yeganeh (the man whom the Soup Nazi character was modeled after), and include memorable dishes from the episode like Mullagatawny, Crab Bisque, Jambalaya and Turkey Chili.

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Donald Trump's Russian Federation troubles just got much more serious

Donald Trump's longtime confidant Chris Ruddy-who heads the conservative website Newsmax-told PBS " News Hour" that the president is "weighing perhaps terminating the special counsel" following former FBI Director James Comey's testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Horgan, Weaver look to Liberals for help in keeping BC legislature afloat

Weaver and B.C. Liberal house leader Mike de Jong traded criticisms Thursday, de Jong from outside the Vancouver cabinet offices and Weaver from the B.C. government still caught up in uncertainty over who will govern, and whether the province will soon head back to the polls. Attorney General Andrew Wilkinson suggested it is up to the NDP and Greens to supply the Speaker if the NDP forms a minority government.

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Special prosecutor 'investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice' over Comey firing

A major test on that front will be whether the FBI is willing to release memos from former FBI Director James Comey of his conversations with President Donald Trump , now that they have been provided to Mueller. The office of Director of National Intelligence and Ledgett declined to comment. The Post report cites anonymous sources who were briefed on requests made by investigators.

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Jury deadlocked in Bill Cosby sex assault trial, ordered to continue deliberations

As deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial continue into a fourth day, nerves are frayed, patience is shot and no one is certain when it will all end. Cosby's spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, said the impasse shows that jurors are "conflicted about the inconsistencies" in accuser Andrea Constand's account.

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Parents of U.S. student to claim mistreatment in North Korean prison

The North Koreans told them their son had botulism , and failed to recover from a sleeping pill they gave him - an explanation the Warmbiers reject. Meanwhile, Pyongyang commented on the US citizen's release, claiming that he was feed on "humanitarian grounds". At the request of the family, doctors would not publicly discuss Warmbier's prognosis or chances of recovery.

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Esure Group PLC's (ESUR) "Sell" Rating Reiterated at Shore Capital

Since March 20, 2017, it had 16 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $545,333 activity. As per Thursday, March 10, the company rating was upgraded by Peel Hunt. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to "Equal-Weight" rating in Tuesday, December 15 report. Land Securities Group Plc had 169 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.


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