Friday December 15-th, 2017

George HW Bush Discharged From Houston Hospital George HW Bush Discharged From Houston Hospital

Bush has been discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital after his battle with pneumonia. Five of those days were spent in the Intensive Care Unit after his condition led to a serious respiratory problem. Barbara was discharged on January 23, while...

Niners' Hire of John Lynch Leaves Many Stunned Niners' Hire of John Lynch Leaves Many Stunned

Joining the 49ers is something of a homecoming for Lynch, who played college football (and baseball) at Stanford, one of those seasons under legendary 49ers head coach Bill Walsh. His last gig? An analyst for Fox . The 49ers caused some audible ga...

Microsoft Corporation upgraded to Neutral By Citigroup

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 9th. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in MSFT . Microsoft Corporation's dividend ...

Google Parent Alphabet Reports Mixed Earnings As Moon Shot Programs Blast Off Google Parent Alphabet Reports Mixed Earnings As Moon Shot Programs Blast Off

Investors didn't especially like the results, no doubt the lower-than-expect profit in particular. While beating analyst expectations, the stock is down in after-hours trading. Google has recently been more proactive in weeding out bad media as a res...

Trump moves ahead with Mexico border wall Trump moves ahead with Mexico border wall

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday announced through Twitter that he will not attend a planned meeting on January 31 with Trump, hours after Trump tweeted the meeting should be canceled if Mexico won't pay for the wall .

Verizon-Charter Combo Would Overtake Comcast's Broadband Dominance Verizon-Charter Combo Would Overtake Comcast's Broadband Dominance

This could mean short sellers are using the stock to hedge a long bet elsewhere, or could also mean that short sellers believe the price of the stock will decline. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was -0.03 Percent. Thus Surprise F...

TransCanada applies for permit to build Keystone XL pipeline TransCanada applies for permit to build Keystone XL pipeline

Department of State estimate that [Keystone XL] will support tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs and associated income during construction and contribute approximately $3.4 Billion to U.S. The Calgary, Canada-based company needs a permit fr...

The Jefferies Group Reiterates Buy Rating for Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

Adjusted earnings for the quarter rose to $9.36 per share from $8.67 per share previous year. Excluding items, the company earned US$9.36 (RM41.48) per share, below the average estimate of US$9.64 (RM42.72) per share, according to Thomson Reuters...

Trump Picks Unfortunate Time to Push for New U.S. Auto Factories Trump Picks Unfortunate Time to Push for New U.S. Auto Factories

But he also said environmental regulations have gotten "out of control", an indication he could implement less-restrictive fuel economy standards. All three CEOs of General Motors , Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles met recently with Presiden...

BP revises oil forecasts amid climate policy surge BP revises oil forecasts amid climate policy surge

BP revised down its forecast for total energy demand into 2035 by nearly 1 percent relative to previous year, primarily due to a revision of China's coal demand due to slower growth prospects. Coal demand will peak in the mid-2020s, as China mov...

Dubai Remains World's Busiest International Airport

Passenger numbers at Dubai International past year rose 7.2 per cent to 83.6 million, slowing from a 10.7 per cent gain in 2015. In 2016, new airlines, such as Nepal Airlines and Rossiya, started operations in the airport. On Tuesday, Dubai Interna...

Baker Hughes Rises Despite Reporting Fourth-Quarter Loss

BlackRock Japan Co. Ltd now owns 724,379 shares of the oilfield services provider's stock worth $36,559,000 after buying an additional 136,034 shares in the last quarter. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was copied illegally a...

Ford (F) Earnings Match Expectations, Fourth Quarter Revenue Beat Ford (F) Earnings Match Expectations, Fourth Quarter Revenue Beat

Ford makes the vast bulk of its profits in North America. Ford said earlier this month that its 2016 pre-tax income would drop by $3 billion because of a change in the way it values pensions and retiree benefits, but the automaker did not provid...

Johnson & Johnson agrees to acquire Actelion Pharmaceuticals for $30 billion

In the largest deal in its history, Johnson & Johnson is boosting its roster of medicines for rare diseases by acquiring Swiss biotech company Actelion for $30 billion. Actelion shares closed on Wednesday at 227.40 francs, after having climbed 68 ...

Worth Watching Stock: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX)

The consensus recommendation by Thomson Reuters analysts is Outperform and their mean rating for the stock is 1.86 on scale of 1-5. Bank of America Initiates Coverage On the stock to Underperform on 10/17/16 with no specific Price Target. The reporte...

United Kingdom vehicle production at 17-year-high United Kingdom vehicle production at 17-year-high

However, Hawes was eager to add that the growth came as a result of "significant investment" in new plants and products over the past few years and "not a post-Brexit bounce". Notable uplifts were also seen in Turkey, Japan and Canada whilst China, t...

Oil Pares Losses Amid Market Strength

Crude oil are marking time in familiar territory, with traders seemingly uninspired to take firm directional bets amid a tug of war between supportive US Dollar weakness and skepticism about the lasting influence of OPEC's supply cut deal. USA light ...

NH officials to announce development in decades old cases NH officials to announce development in decades old cases

Investigators say Evans claims to have worked in Shreveport, LA during the early 1970s. Two of the bodies - a woman and a girl - were found in 1985, and the bodies of two more girls were found in 2000. Two of the victims were found in an oil drum i...

Apple releases first iOS 10.3 beta with "Find My AirPods"

Further, it can also pop up a specially designed sound on either or both AirPods to help find them easily. Now the company is releasing an app update to allow users to find the gadgets if they ever get lost. Tapping on the AirPods listing in ...

Major health merger blocked

Bates found those arguments "unpersuasive". The merger agreement, which was announced in July 2015, is due to expire on February 15. When U.S. insurance giant Aetna bailed on several Affordable Care Act healthcare exchanges past year, it did ...

African Cup of Nations: Holders Ivory Coast knocked out

While unable to take part in the tournament due to injury, Yannick Bolasie was able to roar his Congolese countrymen on from his sofa at home. Alioui collected the ball around 35-yards from goal, spotted the Ivory Coast goalkeeper off his line, and...

Dollar struggles, pressured by worries over Trump protectionism

Overnight, the U.S. Dollar Index dipped below the psychologically important 100 mark, after President Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin reiterated his previous view that "excessively strong dollar may be negative in short...

Former Jag coach hired as Auburn OC Former Jag coach hired as Auburn OC

This is going to be Chip's offense. "This is going to be his responsibility". "I've got a lot of trust that he can do it". Don't think White is going to just hand over the starting job either. Lindsey and Malzahn both said they were excited for the...

Pope Francis Warns Europeans Against Populist 'Saviors' Like Hitler Pope Francis Warns Europeans Against Populist 'Saviors' Like Hitler

Despite the strongly worded warning, the Pope insisted the world must "wait and see" before judging Trump and see how he performs in his role. "Then we congratulate the new president, so that his government can be truly fruitful", the cardinal told V...

OPEC, non-OPEC producers meet to discuss compliance with oil cut deal

A committee set up to monitor oil output cuts by OPEC and non-OPEC producers met in Vienna on Sunday. The JMMC further agreed on a number of stipulations, such as a production data report to be presented at the OPEC secretariat in Vienna each month...

Heineken in talks to buy Kirin's Brazilian beer brewer Heineken in talks to buy Kirin's Brazilian beer brewer

Japan's Nikkei business daily reported that Heineken would pay around 100 billion yen ($872 million) for the business. "Kirin is reviewing all options regarding a potential transaction". The company has lost market share in Brazil with sales down...

Trump picks former Georgia Gov. Perdue for secretary of agriculture Trump picks former Georgia Gov. Perdue for secretary of agriculture

During his tenure Perdue held a referendum to replace Georgia's state flag. The 2004 referendum let voters select a new design, but some were angered that Confederate symbols were not an option. Some of these options reportedly riled top Trump suppor...

Chase, TD 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today Jan 21, 2017 Chase, TD 30 Year Mortgage Rate Deals Today Jan 21, 2017

The average rate for a 15-year FRM was 3.34%, down from 3.37% the previous week. Standard 30 year loan deals have been quoted at 4.375% at Commerce Bank and an April of 4.480%. The five-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged...

Avaya files for protection under US Bankruptcy Avaya files for protection under US Bankruptcy

Avaya (together with certain of its domestic subsidiaries) has commenced a formal proceeding to restructure its balance sheet to better position itself for the future. Avaya has a substantial presence in Australia with offices in five capitals, but...

China GDP surprises with 6.8pc economic growth

Investment boosted the GDP growth rate by 42.2% a year ago, while exports dragged it down by 6.8%, Mr. Ning said on the sidelines of the briefing. Retail sales rose to 10.4 per cent, down from 10.7 per cent in 2015. Vehicle sales have been a notabl...

ECB Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged, For Now

The last domestic data out of the United Kingdom saw Wednesday's claimant count in December drop, the November unemployment rate remain at 4.8% and average earnings increase, both with and without bonuses. European bourses are mostly higher after the...

J.C. Penney Co. (JCP) Rating Reiterated by Cowen and Company

At the movement stock is under coverage by number of analysts. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a hold rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of J.C. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was stolen and republished in vio...

China growth slows down to 6.7% in CY2016 China growth slows down to 6.7% in CY2016

The government target was 6.5 to 7 per cent growth for 2016, Xinhua news agency reported. In December alone, industrial production rose 6.0 percent year on year, while retail sales increased 10.9 percent. At the World Economic Forum in Davis on Tue...

Gillibrand: Trade rep challenging Canadian province's 'discriminatory' U.S. wine sale rules Gillibrand: Trade rep challenging Canadian province's 'discriminatory' U.S. wine sale rules

The Office of the United States Trade Representative is suggesting B.C. liquor policy unfairly excludes USA wine from grocery store shelves in the province. Trade Representative explained. Donald Trump may not be president yet, but the U.S.is alrea...

Spectra Energy Partners LP (SEP) is Resumed by Citigroup to Neutral

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 1.70 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC,...

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