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Amazon wrecked the mall; now it's coming for the grocery store

The Amazon-Whole Foods combination could put even more pressure on rival grocery chains and other big grocery sellers. Meanwhile, the more than 460 Whole Foods stores in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom could be turned into distribution hubs - not just for delivering groceries but as pickup centers for online orders.

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Brexit negotiations kick off almost a year after referendum

Nearly exactly a year after Britain's seismic referendum to leave the bloc, the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier of France , welcomed his counterpart David Davis with a cheery handshake at the European Commission in Brussels .

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Portland General Electric Company

The stock declined 0.22% or $0.07 reaching $28.93 on the news. Regentatlantic Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Portland General Electric Company by 5.9% in the first quarter. It also reduced its holding in Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) by 100,519 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 5,128 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr (ILF).

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Barclays and former CEO charged with fraud by SFO

The four men are the most senior United Kingdom banking executives charged since the financial crisis, which forced many lenders to seek government bailouts and sparked a global recession. In its own statement, Barclays said it is "considering its position in relation to these developments". Richard Boath , a former senior executive at the investment bank, was accused of conspiracy to commit fraud.

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Qatar Ties to Iran Terrorism

Erdogan has also strongly denied accusations that Qatar supports terrorism, arguing the country had been a staunch opponent of the Islamic State group. On June 5, these three countries, in addition to Egypt, broke diplomatic relations with Qatar and implemented a series of economic reprisals after claiming that Doha funds terrorist groups.

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Britain says will be "positive and constructive" in Brexit talks

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said Britain will seek "a deal that works in the best interests of all citizens" in Brexit talks getting under way in Brussels . "We're leaving the EU and because we are leaving the EU, we will be leaving the single market and by the way, we will be leaving the customs union".

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Kansas' Congressional Leaders React To Trump's Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Controllers

He would also transfer responsibility for a $36 billion air traffic modernization program at the FAA to a new private entity. Opponents, including Delta Air Lines, say the USA system is so large that privatization would not save money, and would drive up ticket costs and could create a national security risk.

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Gulf crisis a "blessing in disguise" for Qatar seaport

The Middle-Eastern country has been hit with an embargo by several of its Gulf neighbours, which has continued into its second week after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the region accused Qatar of supporting the groups. Qatar long has been trying to secure its relations with the USA, whether through hosting the American military base or an office for the Taliban, said David B.

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Clovis Oncology to launch $250 mln stock offering

Stock institutional ownership is 84.30% while insider ownership includes 0.50%. State Street Corp now owns 2,141,663 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $95,131,000 after buying an additional 1,035,917 shares during the period.

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Sahara sells Grosvenor House, SC reprieve on full deposit

After senior lawyer Kapil Sibal appearing for Roy and the group submitted that the sale has been completed and sought permission of the court to transfer funds from the deal to the Sebi-Sahara refund account, a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Ranjan Gogoi allowed the same.

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Pakistan leapfrog to sixth place in rankings

To avoid unnecessary and unwelcomed tensions, security personnel were deployed outside cricketer M. S. Dhoni's residence soon after the match. On Sunday, Pakistan outclassed traditional rivals India by a mammoth 180-run margin to lift the title at The Oval , prompting Afridi to say that Pakistan cricket is back on track, especially after narrowly managing to qualify as the lowest-ranked side in the eight-team Champions Trophy .

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Talks on propping up UK PM May's Conservatives are 'very positive'

Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the opposition Labour Party, which saw its number seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after last Thursday's vote produced no clear victor. Later, May will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron , including looking at ways to tackle online radicalisation and terrorism. "The door of course is still open as long as Brexit negotiations have not been concluded", he said.

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NZ dollar slips as Fed's Dudley talks up US inflation

Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed on Friday. Sterling declined against dollar on Monday as demand for sterling weakened on uncertainty over domestic politics and over Britain's economic future, as formal Brexit negotiations got under way.

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Oil slides on worries Middle East rift will undermine output cuts

According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from the U.S. Energy Department and the International Trade Commission, the U.S. exported 1 million barrels of oil a day during some months so far this year, double the pace of 2016. Crude output in the United States, which is not participating in the cuts, has jumped more than 10 percent since mid-2016 to 9.34 million bpd, close to levels of top producers Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation.

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Greece set to get cash to pay bills, but debt relief elusive

Finance ministers from the 19 European countries using the euro currency are meeting in Luxembourg Thursday to decide whether to unfreeze the latest installment of Greece's rescue loans and to discuss potential debt relief measures to be enacted when the bailout program ends next year.

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Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Wood Group John Plc (WDGJF)

Finally, Liberum Capital restated an "under review" rating on shares of IG Group Holdings plc in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating given on Wednesday, November 30 by RBC Capital Markets. Therefore 52% are positive. Spectranetics had 22 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Dairy Crest Group PLC (DCG.L)'s Williams %R presently stands at -8.16.

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Moody's downgrades major banks long-term ratings

Moody's said while it did not expect a sharp downturn in housing as its key scenario, it could not ignore the risk that high levels of debt and the rapid credit expansion could pose down the track. The downgrades come at a time of declining wholesale interest rates in the New Zealand wholesale money market, which has seen the five year swap rate drop to 2.68 per cent from 3.07 per cent at the start or the year.

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Pacquiao vs Horn to be broadcast on ESPN in US

The fight will be called ringside by ESPN commentators Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas. ESPN's coverage of Pacquiao-Horn "The Battle of Brisbane" fight will begin on June 30 with live coverage of the Pacquiao and Horn weigh-in within SportsCenter on ESPN and within Golpe a Golpe on ESPN Deportes.

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Pakistan to be one of top three teams by 2019 WC: Afridi

In reply, India were all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs. The victory, and its relative ease over an India team that not only had got the better of Pakistan in one-day matches for the past decade, winning 12 and losing only eight - and winning four of the last five since 2013 - stunned cricket fans and experts, especially coming from a Pakistan team that has played only one global series in its home country since a 2009 terrorist attack forced them to adopt the United Arab ...

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And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

Davis said the talks were off to a "promising start" and denied that Britain had caved in on the sequencing of the talks. Even though May triggered the two-year process on March 29, negotiators will have to get a full agreement much faster than March 2019.

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Paris 2017: Boeing, CDB Aviation Lease Finance sign $7.4bn MoU

Airbus will announce an order for 10 of its A350-900 wide-body jets as well, industry sources added. In addition, numerous commitments announced today were conversions from existing 737 MAX orders. Boeing generated a burst of activity at the show by launching 737 MAX 10 to plug a gap in its portfolio at the top end of the market for single-aisle jets following runaway sales of the rival Airbus A321neo.

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Blue Apron launches IPO roadshow under shadow of Amazon's Whole Foods deal

It will probably begin trading this summer. That's up from a valuation of $2 billion the last time Blue Apron raised money from private investors, in 2015. "Meal kits require a very different business model than a grocer like Whole Foods brings to Amazon, and I do not think Amazon will be able to leverage that asset to do meal kits", Pfrang said.

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Britain says will be 'positive and constructive' in Brexit talks

Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain voted past year to end its four-decades-old membership of the 28-country bloc - the first state ever to do so. David Davis Jeremy Corbyn said Labour favoured a softer Brexit deal. The two sides agreed in principle to a format of four-week rounds of bargaining, with one week per month of head-to-head bargaining, to be carried out in English and French .

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Are Analysts Bullish BBA Aviation plc (LON:BBA) After Last Week?

Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company's stock. It has a 13.9 P/E ratio. Since December 29, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 sales for $95.24 million activity. Another trade for 500 shares valued at $2,250 was bought by Newman Leonard Martin.

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RBI keeps key interest rate unchanged, cuts inflation projections

Investors' uncertainty over the RBI's stance was heightened by the release of minutes from the April meeting of the monetary policy committee which showed two of its six members had proposed rate hikes, before the committee ultimately voted 6-0 to leave rates unchanged.

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Shekel strengthening despite U.S. rate hike

Analysts were widely expecting only one BOE member to vote in favor of a rate hike , in line with the voting at the May meeting. She also laid down plans to reduce the central bank's balance sheet in the second half of the year. Beyond the broader economic implications of a peak or, if you will, terminal rate below 2 percent, the prospect puts the Fed in the ticklish situation of very likely heading into a downturn dependent not just on interest rate rises but also on its willingness to ...

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France's Macron to reshuffle government after parliament win

Macron's government is already in talks with the unions over mooted changes, which would give bosses more flexibility to set the conditions of their workers at a company level. "After the reforms, which we expect Macron to implement, France could turn into the strongest of all major economies in Europe in the next decade, outclassing a Germany that is resting on its laurels and the United Kingdom that (through Brexit ) is impairing its long-term growth prospects", said Holger ...

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Expect to pay more to ship your packages this holiday season

The shipping giant is also adding peak surcharges for particularly large, heavy or unusually shaped packages that "create even greater operational complexity during high-demand periods", and is encouraging customers shipping such items to use UPS Freight instead of its package shipping service.

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Top EU lawmaker says UK's aims a mystery

Negotiations would be conducted in a "positive and constructive tone", he added. Talks will begin at 0900 GMT with a joint press conference by former French foreign minister and European commissioner Barnier and Davis at around 1630 GMT (12.30am Malaysia).

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Lion Air provisionally orders 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10 jetliners

The defense and passenger jet maker announced an order for 20 737 MAX 10 jets from GE Capital Aviation Services, the commercial aircraft leasing and financial arm of General Electric . Including other models and conversions of earlier contracts to Max 10s, Boeing's Paris show order tally at the end of the day exceeded US$37 billion, versus US$12 billion at Airbus .

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Ram Nath Kovind had opposed SC status for Dalit Christians, Muslims

Stating that the prime minister spoke to him about the candidature of Ram Nath Kovind , Patnaik said, "He (PM) sought BJD's support in this regard". "The final call will be taken in a meeting of all opposition parties on June 22", he said.

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Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

For his part, Barnier said he hoped the first meeting would allow his team to identify a timetable to be presented to European Union leaders later this week. "It raises new uncertainties and there is a big question mark about the position the United Kingdom will take", he told the Guardian . David Davis and Michel Barnier get historic negotiations under way in Brussels .

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So it begins: Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

The European Union's Michel Barnier said he hoped the talks, starting nearly a year to the day after a British referendum vote to leave the EU, would establish a timetable for the negotiations. Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain voted a year ago to end its four-decades-old membership of the 28-country bloc - the first state ever to do so - in a shock referendum result.

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UK moves to ease tensions after London mosque attack

The man later died, though it is not yet clear whether his death was linked to the attack, said Neil Basu , the police senior national counter-terror coordinator. "We are seeing unprecedented levels of terror plots and terror attacks since 22 March", he said. "I saw a man, he was underneath the van", Warfa said, who described how his friends tried to lift the van to free him.

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Bangladesh drop to seventh in ICC ODI rankings

The flamboyant cricketer, nicknamed "Boom Boom Afridi", further insisted that just like the 1992 World Cup win gave Pakistan a new generation of match winners, this Champions Trophy victory will also put the country's cricket back on track.


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