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Who shall we believe, the Fed or data?

With GDP growth expected to remain above its long-term potential over the next few years, and the unemployment rate to remain below its long-run level, the Fed as a whole seems to be willing to look past what it sees as near-term economic noise.

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Flint Airport Attack: Suspect's Background Under Scrutiny

A USA official told CNN that preliminary information appears to show Ftouhi traveled between the United States and Canada multiple times. Officials didn't say where he tried to purchase a gun or what type or firearm he attempted to purchase.

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Colorado lawmakers divided over President Trump's Cuba reversal

Trump, taking a tougher approach against Havana after promising to do so during the presidential campaign, will outline stricter enforcement of a long-time ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists and will seek to prevent US dollars from being used to fund what the new USA administration sees as a repressive military-dominated government.

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Syria conflict: U.S. jet 'downs Iran-made drone'

The drone was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft at about 12:30 a.m. But a recent spate of incidents has sparked alarm from diplomats and national security officials that the USA may be inadvertently sliding into a far bigger role in the Syrian civil war than it intended.

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US indexes inch higher as energy stocks claw from the hole

In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.3%, the S&P 500 lost 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.7% and the Russell 2000 lost 0.3%. Gains for health care and technology stocks helped hem in losses for broader market indexes. Asian financial markets were mostly higher after a plunge in oil prices dragged down energy stocks on Wall Street .

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Amazon stumps up nearly $US14B for Whole Foods Market

With now hundreds of physical stores, Amazon has moved form being an online retailer into brick and mortar. Several retailers have also been experimenting with ways to get people to buy groceries online, a habit that still hasn't fully taken off.

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Utah wildfire burns 13 homes as it spread

Forest Service spokeswoman Cigi Burton said Friday that nine more homes were destroyed overnight. She says "both are recovering and doing well". A fire official said the person who started it could face charges for the fire that could cost more than $1 million to fight.

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Bidders for two rail franchises revealed

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has named the three bids shortlisted for the lucrative franchise to run rail services from 2019. "I look forward to seeing the bidders" innovative ideas to put passengers at the heart of the railway'. The HS2 line will be extended from the West Midlands to Crewe in 2027, followed by Crewe to Manchester and Birmingham to Leeds. The South Eastern rail franchise is now operated by Govia, a joint venture in which Go-Ahead Group PLC owns a 65% stake.

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Share Activity Lifted for Cytori Therapeutics Inc (CYTX) in Session

As per Thursday, December 10, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. As per Monday, November 16, the company rating was reinitiated by Deutsche Bank. National Bank Of America De has 0.01% invested in Centrica PLC (LON:CNA). Moreover, Vanguard Inc has 0% invested in Centrica PLC (LON:CNA). Allstate Corp stated it has 0.51% in DFS Furniture PLC (LON:DFS).

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Speculation grows that Amazon will face a rival bidder for Whole Foods

At a town hall meeting, according to a transcript filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission , Mackey told employees the company may create other formats that fall outside of Whole Foods standards. "I think the most important aspect of the purchase is that it gives Amazon 440 refrigerated distribution centers in the US and probably puts their distribution presence within 10 miles of 80% of the population and within 90% of the wealthy population", he wrote in an email to CNBC.

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BlackBerry misses Q1 forecasts, shares slide as services sales fall

JP Morgan maintained BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY ) on Monday, April 4 with "Neutral" rating. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT now owns 20,935,089 shares of the smartphone producer's stock worth $144,243,000 after buying an additional 6,525,809 shares in the last quarter.

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Health Plans Call on Congress to Maintain Medicaid Funding

After Aetna, UnitedHealthcare and its subsidiary Harken Health announced they were leaving the marketplace, Cigna stepped up and offered individual health plans on the ACA exchange for consumers in the Chicago area. Instead, the Senate proposal aims to shore up insurance markets around the country by creating a pool of $50 billion that states and insurers could tap into to lower out-of-pocket costs for millions of lower-income people.

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American Trust Investment Advisors LLC Boosts Stake in Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)

Among 29 analysts covering Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Boston Private Wealth LLC decreased its stake in Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:RMP) Drives Lower into Potential Pullback Range

About 18,168 shares traded. Rice Midstream Partners LP owns, operates, develops and acquires midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. It has outperformed by 24.28% the S&P500. Northern Corp invested in 0.01% or 300,124 shares. Adams Asset Advsr Ltd holds 0.59% or 244,592 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:KVHI). Tfs Cap Limited Liability Com holds 0.1% or 32,718 shares in its portfolio.

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House Passes Bill to Rein in Obama-Era Wall Street Regulations

That law, passed with nearly no Republican support, was the biggest overhaul of financial regulations since the Great Depression and one of President Barack Obama's signature accomplishments. President Donald Trump's promise to loosen post-financial crisis regulations by dismantling Dodd-Frank is making headway. "Today's passage of the Financial CHOICE Act is a bad decision by the House of Representatives ", left-leaning think tank Economic Policy Institute said of the vote.

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Scalise Moved Out Of Intensive Care Unit

A Nebraska Democratic Party official was sacked Thursday, after a recording caught him saying he was glad Scalise had been shot and wished he died. Special Agent David Bailey and Rep. The FBI did not specify which six lawmakers were named. The night before the shooting, Hodgkinson looked up driving directions from Alexandria back to his home in Belleville and also did a Google search for the "2017 Republican Convention", according to online searches reviewed by investigators.

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Tatas better candidate if Air India is privatised: Sunil Mittal

The carrier's founder, the Tata Group , is believed to have held preliminary and informal talks with senior members of the Narendra Modi government to buy back the airline, or the Maharaja as its often called. If the deal comes through, it would be a homecoming of sorts for Air India, which was originally owned by the Tata Group before being nationalised in 1953.

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Why the ECB Closed the Door on Further Rate Cuts

Mr. Draghi said policy makers had removed "some of our easing biases" because the risk of severe setbacks that could lead to deflation had been eliminated. This is down from the forecasts released in March, which saw inflation reaching 1.7% in 2017, 1.6% in 2018 and 1.7% in 2019. Core inflation was 0.9 per cent, down from 1.2 per cent previously.

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GOP Health Bill: Senate Leader Faces Battle for Support

Several members of New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation condemned the Senate Republicans' health care bill , calling it heartless and devastating to the state's residents. Sen. Dean Heller , R-Nev., facing a tough re-election fight next year, said he had "serious concerns' about the bill's Medicaid reductions". Second, both bills prohibit the individual tax subsidies mentioned above from paying for insurance plans that cover abortion procedures (whether the insured gets ...

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European Central Bank seeks greater power over clearing supervision

This would essentially give it powers over London's massive euro clearing market, monitoring and addressing perceived risks associated with clearing that could affect its monetary policy , the operation of payment systems and the stability of the euro.

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Former UMass Captain Wins Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says there will be a victory parade for the Stanley Cup champion Penguins, but plans for the event are still being developed. Penguin's captain Sidney Crosby was awarded the Conn Smythe Award as MVP of the playoffs. "I don't know", Cullen said. It ends the deepest playoff run in Predators history.

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Vladimir Putin gave direct instructions to help elect Trump, report says

In a recent tweet, Trump asked a question that only the nearly year-long investigation can provide answers to. "Why didn't they stop them?" Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation have received so much attention, including investigations by a special counsel and two congressional committees, that the adequacy of the Obama administration's response has largely escaped scrutiny.

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Extreme heat forces flight cancellations in southwestern US

Extreme heat causes the air to thin, which makes it harder for airplanes to take off and land safely, mainly smaller jets . "Temperatures will pretty much stay in the 110-115 range for the next coming week", she added. The record high was 122 degrees, recorded June 26, 1990. The prediction for Phoenix on Tuesday is 120-degrees, a mark hit only three times in history.

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Four GOP senators to oppose current Republican health care bill

This was created to address several problems, including the possibility that people would purchase coverage only when they got sick. Medical coverage for multiple conditions - including maternity care and mental health - would not be required after 2019, with states having control regarding what is covered.

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Amazon Buys Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion, Workers Will Now Be Robots?

But shoppers could start to grow more comfortable buying, and Amazon sees the grocery business as a hot market because shoppers buy weekly or even more often for items they run out of. Amazon has been dipping its toes in groceries since it launched its Amazon Fresh delivery service a decade ago in Seattle , and expanded it to California, New York, and the Philadelphia area.

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Turkish military base in Qatar exclusively internal issue of sides

According to the document seen by AP, Qatar is being asked to shut down diplomatic posts in Iran, expel any members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard and only conduct trade with Iran that complies with USA sanctions. "There are no IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) elements in Qatar and the agreement with Turkey is a long-standing diplomatic agreement so we can not ask them to leave".

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Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis - trade minister

Qatar - which has always been accused of supporting terrorist groups - was also asked to sever ties with terrorists, ideological and sectarian organisations including the Muslim Brotherhood , Isis, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Jabhat Fateh al Sham.

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New homes sales rebounded 2.9 percent in May

The rebound in sales in May had been expected following the big drop in April. Sales were up 8.9 percent on a year-on-year basis. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new home sales, which make up about10 percent of all home sales, rising 5.4 percent to a pace of 597,000 units last month from the previously reported rate of 569,000 units.

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Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

Wednesday, Pelosi wanted to spend her weekly press conference slamming the Republicans Senate health bill. "The House remains in play now". Pelosi had abjured critics by touting her accomplishments Thursday, saying, "Well, I'm a master legislator".

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Analytical Overview of Newell Brands Inc. (NWL)

The stock has a market cap of $25.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.09 and a beta of 1.13. The stock volatility for week was 1.83% while for month was 1.45%.The stock, as of last close, traded 21.05% to its 52 week low and was changed -5.19% from its 52 week high.

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The Ritz-Carlton enters into luxury yachting, cruises

The firm says that its itineraries will feature "intimate and signature destinations" in gentler climates - the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The yachts will also have a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa, as well as a Panorama Lounge and a wine bar. While home ports for the ships have not yet been announced, booking will begin next May.

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Trump and Republicans don't want Nancy Pelosi to go

The leadership of the House Democratic Caucus tried to put the best face on Tuesday's special election losses in Georgia and SC by saying they're making progress, and the GOP victories were much more narrow than in the past. In Pelosi's case, the former Speaker of the House managed to get Obamacare through a rigorous process of debate and sunshine, and then got it passed by keeping the Democratic caucus unified.

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Barnes & Noble Education Inc (BNED) Analysts See $0.20 EPS

Ser holds 0% or 450 shares in its portfolio . Barnes & Noble, Inc.is now trading 2.71% above its 20-day and -29.89% versus the 200-day simple moving averages while -9.65% compared with its 50-day simple moving average. JA Solar had 8 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald.

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United States Steel Corporation (X) Upgraded to "Hold" at Citigroup Inc

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on TMST shares. United States Steel Corporation now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $29.49. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 10th were issued a $0.05 dividend. Strs Ohio reported 40,100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Currently, MGIC Investment Corporation net profit margin for the 12 months is at 34.1%.

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Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in few days

The ancient minaret known as "Al-Hadba" (Hunchback) lies next to the Nuri mosque and was the most loved and recognisable landmark in Mosul , sometimes referred to as Iraq's Tower of Pisa. Members of the Islamic State ( ISIS ) have reportedly destroyed the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, a medieval Islamic religious institution in Mosul .


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