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Business Late Easter pushes consumer spending levels up in April
Author: 0 Late Easter pushes consumer spending levels up in April

However, much of the rise is down to the late timing of Easter in 2017. The performance was positively distorted by the late timing of Easter and were the highest April reading since April 2011, which also had an Easter distortion, the BRC said.

Author: 0 Augustine Asset Management Inc. Boosts Stake in Wells Fargo & Co

For the past 5 years, Wells Fargo & Company's EPS growth has been almost 7.2%. Wells Fargo & Co reported earnings of $1.01 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 3%. Newer companies are less likely to pay dividends because they don't have a long record of profits and they are more likely to use their profits to pay for further growth of the company.

Author: 0 Sinclair Broadcast Group buys Fox 13's owner, Tribune Media, for $3.9 billion

Jessell was part of a conference call with Chris Ripley, CEO of Sinclair, who said there are 14 markets where Tribune has stations that overlap with Sinclair. "Today's announcement is the culmination of an extensive strategic review, which has delivered significant value to our stockholders", said Peter Kern, Tribune's Chief Executive Officer.

Author: 0 C919 jet's maiden flight tests China's aviation ambitions

Thousands of workers, government officials and aviation enthusiasts gathered to cheer as China's C919 passenger plane touched down at Shanghai's worldwide airport Friday after its maiden trip to the sky. The plane was originally scheduled to fly in 2014 and be delivered to buyers in 2016. Royce also added that "it will be very hard for COMAC to break into western markets, particularly when very few airlines have experience with using COMAC's aircraft in service".

Business Analyst Research Roundup: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY)
Author: 0 Analyst Research Roundup: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY)

Starbucks Corporation had its "equal weight" rating reiterated by analysts at Stephens. $1.00 is the ADY. Bancshares Of The West has invested 0.55% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX ) has risen 11.81% since September 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has a 77.49 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through four divisions: Americas, which is inclusive of the United States, Canada, and Latin America; China/Asia Pacific (CAP); Europe, Middle East, and Africa ...

Business Fit-again Rohit returns in India's Champions Trophy squad
Author: 0 Fit-again Rohit returns in India's Champions Trophy squad

A lot has changed in India cricket since and the Bengal pacer says he too has changed, for the better that is. I have focussed on my strength and fitness. Up-and-coming Rishabh Pant did not find a place either, though Prasad said the selection team are "completely impressed" with his rich vein of form in the ongoing IPL season.

Author: 0 Lawmakers to airlines: Improve service or Congress steps in

United CEO Oscar Munoz, as well as leaders from American Airlines , Southwest Airlines , and Alaska Airlines, were grilled by lawmakers during the hearing, which was hosted by the U.S. Philipovitch told Congress Tuesday that the airline "should have helped" the passenger handle the extra-wide stroller and put it away safely. The CEO of United Airlines is in the hot seat on Capitol Hill this morning, answering pointed questions from members of Congress about last month's incident in which ...

Business Facebook is back after global crash
Author: 0 Facebook is back after global crash

Aussie Outages page reports the social media giant went down about 11.16am, Gatton Star reports. The problems also affected Australia and New Zealand. "We're working on it and we're getting it fixed as soon as we can". Facebook users have experienced a second technical glitch within a week. MILLIONS of Facebook users throughout the Asia Pacific region, including in Malaysia, were left frustrated after being unable to access their accounts this morning.

Business Royals release photo of Princess Charlotte before her 2nd birthday
Author: 0 Royals release photo of Princess Charlotte before her 2nd birthday

In honor of Charlotte's second birthday on May 2, proud parents Prince William and Princess Kate released a new photo Monday morning - and it is royally adorable. Duchess Kate and Prince William are fiercely protective of their daughter's privacy, but she did accompany them on their tour of Canada past year.

Business Reds power by Giants 14-2
Author: 0 Reds power by Giants 14-2

Cueto (4-2) has been dealing with a blister on his right middle finger but managed to pitch seven innings on Sunday, allowing four runs (two earned) and six hits with 10 strikeouts. "It was pretty much the same story as (Friday) night", Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Scott Schebler dingered, too, while Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett also knocked in a run a piece.

Business Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Filing Initiated
Author: 0 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Filing Initiated

Rosselló said he failed had to persuade the island's major creditors to accept less than they were owed, adding that the government was now facing an onslaught of new lawsuits stemming from a series of defaults. Supplementing the Petition is a "Statement of Oversight Board In Connection with PROMESA Title III Petition" (the "Statement"). Nuveen Investment's John Miller told Barron's Monday that he didn't think the broader municipal bond market would be rocked by the deteriorating ...

Business SBI reduces home loan rate by 25 bps
Author: 0 SBI reduces home loan rate by 25 bps

In the male borrower category, the limited period offer is valid till July 31 and the reduction for the salaried is 20 bps to 8.40 per cent and that of non-salaried 15 bps, SBI Managing Director for national banking, Rajnish Kumar, told PTI in a concall.

Author: 0 S&P, Nasdaq pare gains after hitting record highs

At 11:02 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was down 13.86 points, or 0.07 percent, at 20,993.08. The broad-based S&P 500 finished up a hair at 2,399.38, while the Nasdaq Composite Index added 1.90 points (0.03 per cent) at 6,102.66.

Business Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Stock Just Jumped Another 15%
Author: 0 Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Stock Just Jumped Another 15%

The share price of the company (NAK) was up +8.84%, with a high of 1.72 during the day and the volume of Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. shares traded was 12231849. The company has grown 5.53% in past 3 months and in the last five trades has moved up 0.46%. Simple moving average analysis helps investors to quickly identify if a security is in an uptrend or downtrend.

Author: 0 Macon restaurant helps keep people safe on Cinco de Mayo

Troopers say almost 1,000 drivers risked their lives and the lives of others on the road over the last five Cinco de Mayo celebrations (2012-2016) when they chose to get behind the wheel drunk. She too pointed out Cinco de Mayo is not about wearing mustaches and Mexican hats. He says they want to make sure everyone gets home safely, not just on Cinco de Mayo , but every night.

Business S Korea polls overshadowed by tensions with Pyongyang
Author: 0 S Korea polls overshadowed by tensions with Pyongyang

Conservatives worry that a victory by Moon Jae-in might benefit North Korea and estrange South Korea and its most important ally, the United States. Now, with South Koreans in next week's presidential election nearly certain to elect liberal Moon Jae-in, they have reason for hope. "We need a leader who could restore the people's trust in government that had been damaged by Park's scandal".

Author: 0 Oil hovers near $46 as shale revival cancels out OPEC efforts

The drop is the result of continued concerns of oversupply and persistent production glut despite previous assurances from Saudi Arabia that OPEC together with Russian Federation will get supply under control. The U.S. oil rig count has more than doubled from a year go to 703 this week, according to Baker Hughes Inc. data. However, Friday saw a 1.5 percent bounce helped by assurances by Saudi Arabia that Russian Federation is ready to join OPEC in extending supply cuts to reduce a ...

Business Kite Pharma Inc (KITE) Cut to Hold at Vetr Inc
Author: 0 Kite Pharma Inc (KITE) Cut to Hold at Vetr Inc

The stock was sold at an average price of $54.42, for a total transaction of $544,200.00. A total of 11 equity analysts have issued a report on the stock. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $80.55. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 41,939 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $2,343,000 after buying an additional 2,991 shares during the period.

Author: 0 Oil prices slide below $45 per barrel

Russia's energy minister said Thursday that the country thinks it will be necessary to extend its agreement with OPEC beyond June. The July contract was down 82 cents on the day at $49.97 by 1252 GMT, while U.S. Analysts said investors were anxious that oil nations would fail to ease supply fears at a meeting later in May. While OPEC is cutting back to alleviate price pressures, USA fracking companies could jump to capitalize on the windfall as crude oil prices jump back above $50 per ...

Business Stop Everything Because Pop Rocks Oreos Now Exist
Author: 0 Stop Everything Because Pop Rocks Oreos Now Exist

But perhaps Oreo's flavor scientists would like to take a vacation or something, because they're asking Oreo eaters to come up with their next wackadaisical flavor. The grand prize victor won't just get the glory of having their cookie sold in stores everywhere; he or she will also take home $500,000. Either way, that'll buy a whole lot of cookies...

Author: 0 Barclays catches a cold as Goldman Sachs cuts to 'sell'

Westpac Banking holds 0% of its portfolio in Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) for 877,778 shares. Cognios Capital Llc, a Kansas-based fund reported 203,072 shares. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, January 18 by Peel Hunt. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with "Buy" on Tuesday, July 5. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, November 24 by Credit Suisse.

Author: 0 Late gains put British Columbia's ruling Liberals in frame for election win

And if the NDP leader is concerned about a tight race, he isn't showing it. The $7.4 billion oil pipeline has already been approved by both the federal government in Ottawa as well as B.C.'s ruling Liberal Party. At an election stop in Surrey, the NDP bus was hung up on a bump, leaving some of its wheels briefly spinning in the air. In a final day campaigning, British Columbia premier and Liberal leader Christy Clark crisscrossed the south of the province urging voters to "choose hope, not ...

Business Ottawa-Gatineau unemployment rate rises slightly in April to 5.3%
Author: 0 Ottawa-Gatineau unemployment rate rises slightly in April to 5.3%

The youth unemployment rate slipped 1.1 percentage points to 11.7 per cent last month with help from a 0.5-percentage-point drop in the youth participation rate. The low unemployment rate captures how far the USA economy has come since the Great Recession ended in 2009, when unemployment hit 10%. The Federal Reserve cited the slowdown in its decision Wednesday to leave its influential interest rate unchanged, though it said that slower first-quarter growth was likely to be "transitory".

Business Trump urges future government shutdown, easier passage of laws
Author: 0 Trump urges future government shutdown, easier passage of laws

The statement arrived on the eve of a House vote on the measure. Absent that, the White House appears more than willing to risk a partial government "shutdown ". Trump tripped yesterday over his own ignorance, but when it comes Republicans and health care, much of the party is effectively illiterate when it comes to the substantive details.

Author: 0 Justin Trudeau, Trump discuss trade dispute between Canada, U.S.

Ross said the disputes over lumber and milk were evidence that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was not working, even though neither softwood lumber nor Canada's largely closed dairy market were ever covered by NAFTA. Groups supporting the policy say the price increase wouldn't be as much as home builders are claiming it would be, and say the interest in USA lumber would mean more Americans working those jobs.

Author: 0 House Committee Approves Financial CHOICE Act

In a party line 34-to-26 vote, the panel voted to remove restrictions the Obama administration placed on banks if they agree to hold a higher level of capital. "While we believe in financial reforms that make sense for America's community banks and local credit unions, the repeal of hard-fought debit swipe fee reform included in the CHOICE Act gives big banks and card networks a green light to raise costs on every business in America that accepts debit cards", Austen Jensen, Vice President ...

Author: 0 Stock Traders Purchase Large Volume of Horizon Pharma PLC Call Options (HZNP)

The firm's revenue was up 26.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago. For the past 5 years, Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company's EPS growth has been almost 39.3%. Stock investors bought 8,228 call options on the stock. The company said that it had $0.21 in EPS and $220.9 million in revenue versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.23 in EPS and $247.92 million in revenue.

Business Extraction Oil & Gas Inc (XOG) Coverage Initiated at Credit Suisse Group AG
Author: 0 Extraction Oil & Gas Inc (XOG) Coverage Initiated at Credit Suisse Group AG

Wells Fargo & Co cut Extraction Oil & Gas from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Carrizo Oil & Gas had a positive return on equity of 85.42% and a negative net margin of 264.25%. However the price at the close of last session was -10.69% lower than its 50-day moving average and -27.52% under its 200-day moving average. The company maintains price to book ratio of 69.91 vs.an industry average at 0.37.

Author: 0 Mester backs gradual rate hikes; not every meeting

Mester was equally dismissive of data showing the economy expanded at an annual pace of 0.7 percent in the first three months of the year and that consumer spending was lower than expected. Fed officials have signaled that the same economic strength that is allowing them to lift interest rates slowly will also likely allow them to start trimming the $4.5 trillion balance sheet, accumulated during years of bond-buying aimed at stimulating the USA economy, late this year or early next.

Business Australian opposition accused of racism over 'white' jobs ad
Author: 0 Australian opposition accused of racism over 'white' jobs ad

Elaine Pearson, Director of Australia's Human Rights Watch, called it a "horrible campaign". Bill Shorten surrounded exclusively by white Australians in the controversial ad. 'But I certainly think we need to encourage as much diversity as we can, ' he said. Mr Shorten tweeted that criticism of the campaign was a "fair cop".

Author: 0 Investor's Watch List Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES)

Royal Bank of Canada reissued a "sector perform" rating and issued a $68.00 target price on shares of Tyson Foods in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th. was downgraded to "sell" by analysts at JP Morgan. "( TSN ) to "Buy" was first published by Chaffey Breeze and is the property of of Chaffey Breeze. If you are viewing this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA and global trademark and copyright laws.

Business Sinclair close to buying rival TV operator Tribune
Author: 0 Sinclair close to buying rival TV operator Tribune

The $43.50 per share offer represents a almost 8 percent premium to Tribune's Friday close. Fox initially teamed up with the private-equity firm Blackstone Group to make a run for Tribune, people familiar with the situation said, because it was wary of Sinclair owning so many local stations affiliated with the Fox network.

Author: 0 U.S. jobs report shores up markets but oil weakens further

Novak added that for the full recovery of the market, it is necessary to extend the initiative. Global commodity prices fell sharply for the second day in a row with oil prices down to their lowest settlement levels since November 29, the day before OPEC announced a deal to curb production in an effort to balance the market.

Author: 0 (NEW) (FLR) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results

Equities research analysts predict that Fluor Co. will post $2.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Fluor Co. has a 12 month low of $44.05 and a 12 month high of $58.37. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Fluor Co. Weatherly Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership stated it has 0.29% in Fluor Corporation (NEW) (NYSE:FLR). Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 8,562 shares of the company's stock, valued at $461,063.70.

Business Comcast, Charter Communications step into wireless together
Author: 0 Comcast, Charter Communications step into wireless together

In a bid to lobby government regulators on the benefits of the tie-up, Comcast and Charter said the deal is expected to provide "more choice, innovative products and competitive prices" for consumers. "We're looking forward to launching Xfinity Mobile to our customers in the coming weeks and are excited about this opportunity to work with Charter to explore ways we can make our respective wireless initiatives more efficient and cost effective", Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast ...

Author: 0 Putin, in telegram to France's Macron, says ready for constructive work

Asked why she described Marine Le Pen as a risk and serious warning, she said the world was concerned of a further weakening of the European because of her extreme views of threatening to leave the European Union and the World was anxious that France would not that France would not be able to face the worldwide challenges of terrorism, civil wars, refugees, nationalist and populist movements, preservation of the environment and ultimately the human species.

Business Marine Le Pen: People are revolting against the elite
Author: 0 Marine Le Pen: People are revolting against the elite

Macron has also come under fire from potential allies and Le Pen for acting as if victory next month was already in the bag after visiting a restaurant on the Left Bank on Sunday night after his first round triumph, handing ammunition to his opponents who described it as shallow, arrogant behaviour.

Author: 0 Dollar rallies after Fed signals June rate hike likely

Wednesday's affirmation from the Fed that it was optimistic on economic growth and that its rate rise plans remained intact bolstered the dollar against the euro and yen and pushed Treasury yields slightly higher. Indeed, last week's initial read on first-quarter GDP growth showed that investment was one of the bright points, with non-residential investments growing at a double-digit or better pace.

Author: 0 Airline Execs Raked Over the Coals by Congress

The hearing was Capitol Hill's first chance to grill airline executives since the violent removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight last month sparked global outrage. New actions from Congress risks a "one size fits all" approach bad for consumers, Shuster said. Munoz has further defended the policy of overbooking, saying it helps the airline better serve passengers.

Business Warm weather and low energy prices hurt Centrica's margins
Author: 0 Warm weather and low energy prices hurt Centrica's margins

The company is expected to have cut around 1,500 jobs this year to meet its cost savings target. But a price cap isn't the only trouble Conn faces. Britain's biggest supplier of energy to homes has called for the costs of funding government policies such as smart metering to be met via general taxation rather than being passed on to consumers via their energy bills.

Business Nisa Investment Advisors LLC Cuts Position in Newell Brands Inc (NWL)
Author: 0 Nisa Investment Advisors LLC Cuts Position in Newell Brands Inc (NWL)

The company is set at a mean analysts' recommendation of 1.80. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.98%. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.62, for a total value of $244,203.86. This is an increase over its revenue of $1.31 billion from the same time past year. We believe this transformative value creation story is unique to Newell Brands given our leading brand positions in large global categories, the inherent opportunities ...

Author: 0 Activist Investor CtW Supports Scandal-Plagued Wells Fargo's Board

But in practice, directors who win with less than 80 percent support should consider exiting the board, said Charles Elson, a University of DE expert on corporate governance."If they're below 80 (percent) I'd say they have a lot of soul-searching to do", he said.Sanger noted that six of Wells Fargo's directors are expected to leave over the next four years.

Author: 0 Berkshire Hathaway events continue, Buffett set for TV interviews

At that moment, that's the key to everything. The billionaire has long said that he plans to work for as long as possible, and while he has identified successors for his roles as Berkshire's chairman and top stock picker, he has not said who would actually run the company.

Business Conte responsible for my improvement, says Chelsea defender
Author: 0 Conte responsible for my improvement, says Chelsea defender

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is Chelsea's most successful manager, with three Premier League titles. "Last season I supported a lot Claudio Ranieri to win the title". 'But don't forget that Tottenham dropped out at the first group stage of the Champions League , and then dropped out in the first game in the Europa League .

Business Growth During First Quarter in U.S. Weakest in 36 Months
Author: 0 Growth During First Quarter in U.S. Weakest in 36 Months

Analysts say that lingering issues in this area may artificially hold down Friday's initial GDP estimate for the first quarter. U.S. growth slowed to its lowest level in three years in the first quarter as consumer spending and government expenditures tumbled to their lowest levels in years, the Commerce Department reported yesterday.

Author: 0 China open to renaming China Pakistan Economic Corridor, says envoy

An important factor to be considered for mediation is the Dollars 46 billion worth agreement signed for the facilitation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which passes through a portion of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). "Some Indian media say that China always puts Pakistan first when handling its relations with South Asia countries". "India is exaggerating the situation".