Author: 0 Le Pen steps down from Front leadership to focus on presidential bid

If the anti-EU, anti-immigration, protectionist Le Pen was president "it would be a disaster for France and Europe, and bad for Switzerland", Socialist MP Martin Naef told 20 Minuten . Macron , an independent candidate who founded his party En Marche! Two surveys conducted on Sunday put him on 64 and 62 per cent respectively for the second round.

Business The US And Canada Are Fighting About Milk And Wood - Again
Author: 0 The US And Canada Are Fighting About Milk And Wood - Again

The conversation comes a day after the US Department of Commerce determined the need to impose countervailing duties of roughly United States dollars 1 billion on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the US. "So while there will be irritants in sectors, we believe that overall, the trading relationship is in the interest of both countries". Additional penalties could be levied if the Commerce Department determines that Canadian lumber is being dumped into US markets.

Author: 0 Trump tax plan billed as 'largest tax reform' in US history

The House tax reform blueprint released by House Republicans past year - the plan favored by Ryan and Brady - would lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent and establish a rate for pass-through income of 25 percent.

Business Trump slams 'ridiculous' court ruling on immigration
Author: 0 Trump slams 'ridiculous' court ruling on immigration

Supreme Court. The judge ruled Trump's order violated the Constitution by attempting to punish local governments by seeking to "deprive local jurisdictions of congressional allocated funds without any notice or opportunity to be heard". Cambridge City Councilor Craig Kelley said he thinks the ruling was the right decision. The Department of Justice said Tuesday that it will continue to enforce a federal law that forbids communities from blocking reports on people's immigration status to ...

Business Trump has 'no fear' of trade war with Canada
Author: 0 Trump has 'no fear' of trade war with Canada

The dispute over ultra-filtered milk began a year ago, when dairy farmers in Canada's largest province, Ontario, adopted a new pricing scheme that priced out USA competitors. dairy farmers to sell into Canada. "On behalf of the people of Ontario, I am disappointed with the USA administration's announcement of new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber".

Business McCain Recalls Frozen hash browns that contains pieces of golf balls
Author: 0 McCain Recalls Frozen hash browns that contains pieces of golf balls

McCain Foods USA , recalling the products sold under the Roundy's and Harris Teeter brands. The production code is B170119, which can be found on the back of the packaging. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. And now for something completely weird: McCain Foods USA, Inc. has recalled its hash browns for a potential choking hazard.

Business White House readying order to quit NAFTA
Author: 0 White House readying order to quit NAFTA

It is unclear whether the order will be enacted by President Donald Trump, who has accused NAFTA - a trade pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada - of undermining U.S. Ahead of negotiations, Trump must give 90-days notice. But last week in Wisconsin, Mr. Trump toughened his tone, threatening to get rid of NAFTA "once and for all" - followed by the administration's move to slap a 20 percent tariff on Canada's softwood lumber and a dispute over American dairy exports.

Author: 0 Sse Plc (SSE) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays PLC

Compass Point maintained Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY) rating on Tuesday, May 3. While looking at the Stock's Performance, Lloyds Banking Group plc now shows a Weekly Performance of 6.5%, where Monthly Performance is 2.47%, Quarterly performance is 8.74%, 6 Months performance is 28.83% and yearly performance percentage is -9.95%.

Business Gazprom CEO sees share of EU gas market rising despite LNG rivals
Author: 0 Gazprom CEO sees share of EU gas market rising despite LNG rivals

European Union sources say the Commission has sought to cultivate uncertainty in a bid to scare off Western investors that would stall construction until after 2019, thereby depriving Gazprom of a lever in negotiations on a new gas transit contract with Ukraine due to expire that same year.

Author: 0 U.S. treasury secretary promises biggest tax cut in history

But Wednesday's release contained no legislative text, or even the kind of detailed outline that policymakers often use to guide discussions of major reforms. The richest 10 percent of taxpayers are projected to pay 90 percent of estate taxes this year, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center . During his campaign, Trump spoke of ending such deferral, but it's unclear whether he intends to stick to that plan now.

Business International Monetary Fund raises Hungary GDP growth, inflation forecasts for 2017, 2018
Author: 0 International Monetary Fund raises Hungary GDP growth, inflation forecasts for 2017, 2018

Inflation, however, is entering a positive course, reaching 1.5% in 2017 and 1.4% in 2018. International Monetary Fund has also slightly improved the growth rate expected in 2018, from 3.3% to 3.4%. He said that fiscal indicators were better than the target, while the deficit was reduced to 1.4 percent of GDP , the lowest level since 2005, as public debt fell to 74 percent of GDP in 2016.

Business Trump Tax Plan Said to Call for Corporate Rate Cut to 15%
Author: 0 Trump Tax Plan Said to Call for Corporate Rate Cut to 15%

Trump is slated to describe his principles for tax reform on Wednesday. The tax overhaul "process has begun long ago, but it really formally begins on Wednesday, so go to it", Mr. Mulvaney, however, said the tax reform plan is "going through a process" and the administration is "backing in" while discussing the plans. The rules, imposed under Obama, make it more hard for American corporations to achieve "tax inversions" - a practice that allows them to avoid taxes by legally becoming a ...

Author: 0 Hess reports smaller quarterly loss on higher crude prices

The company has a 1 Year high price target of $64.09. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $62.83 on the shares of Hess Corporation (HES ). WARNING: "Hess Corp. ( HES ) Upgraded by Wolfe Research to Outperform" was originally posted by The Cerbat Gem and is the sole property of of The Cerbat Gem.

Business Stocks under Consideration: VEREIT, Inc. (VER), PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM)
Author: 0 Stocks under Consideration: VEREIT, Inc. (VER), PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM)

The median estimate represents a 17.12% increase from the last price. The Company operates through Homebuilding and Financial Services segments. However, home sales gross margin decreased 230 basis points year over year to 23.2%. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 10th were given a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 8th. PulteGroup's payout ratio is now 20.22%.

Author: 0 Rare Briefing: Entire Senate Being Called to White House on North Korea

After taking abrupt military action in Syria, the political crisis between the US and North Korea has been the next major foreign policy test for the Trump administration. "I hope this president will say that's a non-starter", Graham said. "They put pressure on him". "North Korea will never stop their ambitions to deliver a nuclear weapon to U.S.

Business Today's Brokerage Rating: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Brunswick Corporation
Author: 0 Today's Brokerage Rating: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE), Brunswick Corporation

Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) traded up 0.03% during trading on Friday, reaching $35.12. It has outperformed by 1.64% the S&P500. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 4.2 percent. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, November 8. There is no concrete way to calculate a price target. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, August 11.

Business Meizu E2 launched with 4GB RAM, and Helio P20 SoC
Author: 0 Meizu E2 launched with 4GB RAM, and Helio P20 SoC

As per the pricing, the 3GB RAM variant is launched at CNY 1,299, which is approx Rs 12,100. This device will go for pre-order starting from today, and the sale will start from 29 May 2017. Along with the launch of Meizu E2, the smartphone maker has announced a special Hi case for the device that comes in a variety of colours. Connectivity options include dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and Global Positioning System.

Business Taco Bell soon will be serving cerveza in Canada
Author: 0 Taco Bell soon will be serving cerveza in Canada

The Mexican-style restaurant chain said in a press release on Tuesday that the move "aims to reinvent the way fans and millennials experience dining in their restaurants". Taco Bell Canada also announced its intention to grow to 700 restaurants in Canada. As part of that expansion, newly opened Taco Bell stores will feature an overhauled design with updated décor, local artwork, open kitchen layouts, open plating and shareable menus.

Author: 0 USA rejects ExxonMobil request to return Russian Federation

Exxon applied for a waiver from US sanctions against Russia so that it could move ahead with a deal negotiated by Tillerson in 2012 to partner with the Russian state-controlled oil company, Rosneft . Exxon has not been granted a waiver to bypass US sanctions and partner with a Russian oil company to drill in the Baltic Sea. Much of the deal was put on ice by the sanctions imposed by the Obama administration in 2014, after Crimea voted to rejoin Russian Federation following a violent coup ...

Author: 0 Trump to announce major tax reform, tax reduction on Wednesday

He added that the administration would ensure that tax cuts were deficit neutral by encouraging economic growth. Without that revenue, or something in its place, it may be hard for the plan to achieve crucial revenue neutrality. Trump said Friday the plan will result in tax cuts for both individuals and businesses. Edwin Truman, who served as a senior Treasury official in the Clinton and Obama administrations, says Dodd-Frank encourages banks to raise more capital and be more open about ...

Author: 0 Officials React To Sonny Perdue's Appointment To Serve As Secretary Of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture (USDA)". The nomination makes Perdue the first University of Georgia alumnus to be named to the White House cabinet, according to a University of Georgia press release. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Perdue by a vote of 87-to-11 last night. The Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue on Monday as agriculture secretary, bringing into President Trump's Cabinet an experienced politician with deep support among agricultural ...

Author: 0 What to Expect From Wells Fargo's Shareholder Showdown on Tuesday

Wells Fargo's board is on the hot seat after the bank reached a $185 million settlement in September over allegations that its employees potentially created more than 2 million unauthorized customer accounts to meet aggressive sales goals. Previously, Sanger had opened the meeting of the San Francisco-based institution with an apology for violating customers' trust by opening accounts without authorization.

Author: 0 Tp Icap Plc (TCAP) Receives GBX 497.83 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages

The firm's market capitalization is GBX 74.32 million. The Firm enables its clients to provide their clients engaging, multiscreen experiences with products that require scale, actionable data and implementation. On Friday, November 20 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy". Receive TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC with ...

Author: 0 Decision on Sharapova's French Open wild card set for May 16

The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 is scheduled to play Roberta Vinci in a first-round evening match at the tournament she won three times from 2012-14. Maria Sharapova is set to make a comeback on Wednesday after 15 months of doping ban. "She is an awesome player, a champion, personally I have nothing against her".

Author: 0 Canada refutes U.S. claims of unfair dairy trade

Trump vowed to move "very, very quickly" on negotiations with Canada, saying he would have a more detailed plan in coming weeks. "Dairy is a very small part of the total trade with Canada, there's an terrible lot more that happens even within agriculture than just dairy", said Mark Stephenson, director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Author: 0 OPEC chief says producers seek market stability

At 532.3 million barrels, crude oil inventories, the EIA said, were near the upper limit of what is typical for the season, despite refineries returning to higher runs after maintenance season. And OPEC, in the wake of its production-freeze agreement late a year ago, appears to be once again losing market share - the recapturing of which was the reason the oil sheiks engaged in their price war in 2014 in the first place.

Business Trade to Oakland in place
Author: 0 Trade to Oakland in place

Lynch retired following the 2015 season and still has a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Aside from that , the Raiders need to arrange a deal with the Seahawks on Lynch's rights. The most glaring needs may be in the second and third levels, as the Raiders were prone to giving up big plays last season. Given the fact that Oakland let Murray walk away as a free agent, not even bothering to make an offer, it seemed that McKenzie was looking to go cheaper at the position.

Author: 0 Record-breaking astronaut tells Trump she's ready to go to Mars

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer speak with President Donald Trump during a video call. During the phone call, Trump asked several questions, including the timing for sending humans to Mars, despite the fact he signed a bill last month that set a goal for NASA to do that by 2033.

Author: 0 Trump tax advisers to brief US Congress leaders on plan (GS)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed the administration will propose a corporate tax rate reduction to 15 percent and said lawmakers broadly agree on the need for a tax overhaul, citing a "very successful meeting" on Tuesday evening in Washington.

Business Indian Kashmir blocks social media after clashes
Author: 0 Indian Kashmir blocks social media after clashes

PM Modi had recently appealed to chief ministers of various states to help integrate young men and woman from Kashmir into the mainstream after incidents of violence were reported against them in a few colleges. "Whereas, Section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act 1885, read with Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Rules 2007, Inter-alia, confers powers upon the Central or the State Government to take possession of licensed telegraphs and order stoppage of transmitting or interception of detection of ...

Author: 0 France's Macron, Le Pen edge further ahead of Fillon, Melenchon in poll

Do voters judge a book by its cover? That is because the leanings of France's next president will likely determine the future of Europe. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File). Warning against the consequences of a vote for the far-right, he said "we feel everywhere the temptation of barbarism ready to surge in other guises".

Business New lumber tariffs draw ire
Author: 0 New lumber tariffs draw ire

Scott Walker said in a statement announcing the new loan terms Tuesday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau phoned Trump on Tuesday to reject "the baseless allegations" against Canada's industry and the "unfair decision", according to a statement from Trudeau's office.

Author: 0 Le Pen's Hopes Of Becoming President Come Down To One Factor

The day after will be challenging for France even with Macron as its president. "Nothing in either Mr Macron's policies or his behavior suggests the slightest proof of his love for France", she said. Le Pen said Monday she was quitting temporarily as head of her National Front (FN) party to concentrate on the campaign. The father of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says he thinks his daughter has produced a "too laid-back" campaign in the French presidential race.

Author: 0 Portland General Electric Company

Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of General Electric Company in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. If you are reading this story on another site, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright & trademark laws.

Author: 0 Nifty closses above lifetime high of 9300-mark

The Sensex has so far touched a high of 29,681.33 points and a low of 29,382.99 points during the intra-day trade. The BSE Sensex closed 190 points higher at 30,133, a record closing for the benchmark after it hit an all-time high of 30,167 while the 50-scrip NSE Nifty ended 45 points higher at 9,352.

Author: 0 Delta to pay up to $10000 to bumped customers

United spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin said the policy change is the first step of an ongoing review of what happened. "The family of Dr. Dao wants the world to know that they are very appreciative of the outpouring of prayers, concern and support they have received".

Author: 0 Investors Catching Stocks Gramercy Property Trust Inc. (GPT)

Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 2nd. CPT's SI was 2.27 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Among 19 analysts covering Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. CIBC upgraded Columbia Property Trust from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating in a report on Tuesday, January 24th.

Business International Monetary Fund lowers 2016-17 growth forecast for Egypt to 3.5 percent
Author: 0 International Monetary Fund lowers 2016-17 growth forecast for Egypt to 3.5 percent

It left its forecast for next year at 3.6 per cent. Euro zone growth was placed at 1.7%, up 0.1% from its January estimate and unchanged from the 2016 performance. The Fund foresaw a recovery in global demand, subdued deflationary pressures and improved financial markets. However, the growth forecast for 2018, if correct, would see the United Kingdom fall slightly behind the single currency zone.

Business United to Refund All Passengers Who Watched Asian Doctor Get Assaulted
Author: 0 United to Refund All Passengers Who Watched Asian Doctor Get Assaulted

Munoz was asked about calls for his resignation as leader of the embattled airline on the ABC show " Good Morning America " following widespread outrage at the company's actions in the incident Sunday. Two more officers involved in dragging a United Airlines passenger off a plane have been placed on administrative leave, according to a statement provided to Yahoo News.

Author: 0 Odisha would be PM Modi's lab for testing 'pro-poor welfare schemes'

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said, "After last five victories we will try to prepare for next elections". Also seeking to consolidate its footprint among Other Backward Classes - a group having sizeable presence across many major states, the party accused the Congress and other opposition parties of "blocking" in the Rajya Sabha a bill to grant constitutional status to the OBC Commission.

Business Crude rebounds on OPEC comments
Author: 0 Crude rebounds on OPEC comments

Earlier Thursday Falih told reporters that there is a "consensus building but it's not done yet", according to Reuters . "And what we agreed with our partners, countries that are outside OPEC, was an important agreement". Compliance from non-OPEC members has increased, al-Marzouq said, adding that Russian Federation is preliminarily consenting to a likely extension. While inventories held at sea and in producer countries have dropped, they remain stubbornly high in consumer regions, ...

Business Donald Trump Jokes About Firing Nikki Haley
Author: 0 Donald Trump Jokes About Firing Nikki Haley

A congressional vote on a Republican healthcare legislation plan may not come for weeks as leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate continue negotiations over possible proposals, the White House says. "There has been a lot of talk about China supplanting the the top diplomatic dog at the United Nations since Trump's election", said Richard Gowan, an associate at the European Council on Foreign Relations, according to The New York Times .

Author: 0 Thousands march in Venezuela against government

A government U-turn on the move failed to quell the violent opposition protests that swiftly followed. According to the Venezuelan Criminal Forum, cited by rights group Amnesty International, more than 100 people remain in detention in Venezuela for political reasons.

Author: 0 Sculptor of Wall Street's "Charging Bull" Demands Relocation of "Fearless Girl"

But for a month it has been overshadowed, at least in part by the bronze Fearless Girl crafted by U.S. artist Kristen Visbal and installed in March, hands on hips and chin jutting out, directly challenging the bull. According to NBC New York , Di Modica believes that " Fearless Girl " alters the creative dynamic of " Charging Bull ". While many praised the move, Di Modica was far from pleased.

Author: 0 Tesco PLC reiterated as Sell By Bryan Garnier

Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. This rating was released in an analyst report on Wednesday, 12 April. Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or Price to Earnings ratio . The Company's divisions include retail/wholesale and licensing. Argus Research Upgrades AstraZeneca PLC (AZN ) to Buy with a price target of $38.

Author: 0 United suspends automatic promotion of Munoz to chairman

The Second Amendment, which was initiated by Mr. Munoz, removes the provisions in the Employment Agreement related to the future appointment of Mr. Munoz as Chairman of the Board of Directors of UCH (the "Board"), leaving future determinations related to the Chairman position to the discretion of the Board.

Author: 0 United States crude oil stocks drop

OPEC and other producers such as Russian Federation agreed to cut output by almost 1.8 million barrels per day in the first half of 2017 to drain a supply overhang that has persisted for nearly three years. Patrick Pouyanne, the chief executive of French oil and gas giant Total, said on Thursday prices could fall again by the end of the year due to a rapid increase in USA shale production.