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Business The Home Depot, Inc. Bottom Line Rises 9% In Q2
Author: 0 The Home Depot, Inc. Bottom Line Rises 9% In Q2

The combination of the above factors makes Home Depot an attractive pick for those seeking capital appreciation as well as for income investors. Citigroup Inc. Shares of Home Depot Inc ( NYSE HD ) opened at 154.26 on Tuesday. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S.

Business US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions
Author: 0 US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions

Bank Private Client Wealth Management. Economic data showed U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in July, recording their biggest drop in almost a year, while separate figures showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week.

Business Bezeq acting chairman arrested in bribery probe
Author: 0 Bezeq acting chairman arrested in bribery probe

Granot could not immediately be contacted. Steinmetz and his alleged accomplices are being held for questioning under caution "on suspicion of money laundering , fraudulent filing of corporate documents, fraud and corporate breach of trust, obstruction of justice and bribery".

Author: 0 Abe sends offering to Tokyo war shrine

A Shinto priest (R) leads a group of lawmakers at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo , on October 18, 2016. "As we face many domestic and overseas issues, I decided not to prioritize my feelings, so I won't visit (the shrine) to focus on my job", newly appointed internal affairs minister Seiko Noda, who is a regular visitor to the shrine each August 15, said at a news conference on Tuesday.

Business Trend Analysis Buzz: MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX)
Author: 0 Trend Analysis Buzz: MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX)

Pinnacle Associates Ltd. now owns 87,750 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $607,000 after buying an additional 1,900 shares in the last quarter. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States & global copyright and trademark law.

Business Why US Gas Prices Are on the Decline
Author: 0 Why US Gas Prices Are on the Decline

The statewide average was $2.266 on Monday, also down fractions of a penny from the previous day and about 2 cents from a week ago. All these factors are expected to keep pump prices moving downward, even if only slightly, according to GasBuddy .

Business Target to acquire Grand Junction to improve delivery
Author: 0 Target to acquire Grand Junction to improve delivery

San Francisco-based Grand Junction connects retailers and other distributors to more than 700 carriers across North America, and now handles same-day delivery service for Target's store in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood, Target said in a release .

Business Dollar edges up vs yen, outlook seen clouded by N.Korea tensions
Author: 0 Dollar edges up vs yen, outlook seen clouded by N.Korea tensions

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,445 as of 10:59 a.m. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 204.69 points, or 0.9 percent, to 21,844.01, just shy of its low point for the day. Ralph Lauren Corp. shares gained $10.38, or 13.3 percent, to $88.53, while peer-to-peer loan company LendingClub Corp. added 99 cents, or 18.1 percent, to $6.45.

Business Uber Heads for Manila Showdown As It Defies Suspension
Author: 0 Uber Heads for Manila Showdown As It Defies Suspension

The month-long suspension order by the LTFRB stunned Senate Public Services panel chief Sen. Earlier today, Uber announced it has filed a Motion for Reconsideration (MR) and has chose to resume operations in spite of the order. Earlier this month, Uber stopped accepting applications for new vehicles because of the same issue. JV Ejercito, Poe's vice chair in the public services committee, thought otherwise.

Business Train derails at works-hit Waterloo Station
Author: 0 Train derails at works-hit Waterloo Station

A number of trains between London Waterloo and Vauxhall have now been cancelled. One passenger, named Bill, told HuffPost UK that the derailed train "appeared to have gone into a train used for the Waterloo works". There were also problems at King's Cross station on Tuesday morning as a train hit buffers when it arrived at 6.20am. Network Rail said two people reported minor injuries but "declined medical attention and left the station".

Business Chinese President Calls on Trump Moderation in Korean Question
Author: 0 Chinese President Calls on Trump Moderation in Korean Question

Trump has suggested he would go easier on China if it were more forceful in getting North Korea to rein in its nuclear weapons program. On Monday, Trump is expected to announce an investigation into the matter, potentially triggering the imposition of sharp tariffs on Chinese exports to the U.S.

Business VF adds to workwear portfolio with plans to buy Dickies brand
Author: 0 VF adds to workwear portfolio with plans to buy Dickies brand

Analysts expect continued momentum in career apparel, which VF estimates to be a $30 billion-a-year industry, as the USA job market expands. Wiliamson-Dickie generated about US$875mln in revenue in the last 12 months. VF Corp .is back in the deal-making game. "We're not finished", he said. Revenue is now expected to reach $11.85 billion, up 3.5 percent on a reported basis - or 4.5 percent currency-neutral - and includes about a $200 million contribution from Williamson-Dickie.

Business Personal Capital Advisors Corp Cuts Stake in Tesla Inc. (TSLA)
Author: 0 Personal Capital Advisors Corp Cuts Stake in Tesla Inc. (TSLA)

The debt issue has a 5.3% coupon and is set to mature on August 15, 2025. "If you look at the trade off, you can see quickly that Tesla is singularly unsuited to using debt", Damodaran wrote in a blog post on Friday . The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 119.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Tesla Inc . will post ($6.31) EPS for the current fiscal year.

Business Stocks in Europe and Asia Slip as North Korea Tensions Rise
Author: 0 Stocks in Europe and Asia Slip as North Korea Tensions Rise

News that US producer prices unexpectedly fell in July earlier helped send the dollar lower. Investors appeared to be moving their money into the relative safety of bond markets. But some economists say the Fed may stand pat for the rest of 2017 unless inflation accelerates in coming months. Viacom slid 93 cents, or 3 percent, to $29.84.

Business Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) Stock Surges on Takeover Talk
Author: 0 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) Stock Surges on Takeover Talk

For the quarter, shares are performing at 11.45%. Finally, Greenleaf Trust raised its position in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.by 3.2% in the second quarter. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. has a 1-year low of $6.05 and a 1-year high of $12.71. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th.

Business Ryanair wants two-drink limit for UK airport passengers
Author: 0 Ryanair wants two-drink limit for UK airport passengers

Europe's biggest airline said on Monday that it has already taken a number of measures to limit the amount of alcohol customers can consume on board flights, but that more needed to be done to curb pre-flight excessive drinking. The Home Office is "considering" calls for tougher rules on alcohol. Ryanair has called on United Kingdom airports to limit pre-flight alcohol sales, especially during flight delays, warning of a rise in disruptive behaviour among passengers.

Business Trump to seek trade investigation of China amid N. Korea tensions
Author: 0 Trump to seek trade investigation of China amid N. Korea tensions

Donald Trump was widely expected to order the launch of an investigation into alleged intellectual property theft, tasking United States trade representative Robert Lighthizer with the job of overseeing the probe. Earlier this year, a commission on US intellectual property estimated that the annual cost to the USA economy in counterfeit goods, pirated software, and theft of trade secrets from all sources exceeds $225 billion and could be as high as $600 billion.

Business China warns of trade war with US
Author: 0 China warns of trade war with US

As recently as Thursday, the president volunteered a connection between the two, and not for the first time, in remarks to reporters about his weeklong nuclear standoff with North Korea . China's Xi Jinping urged President Trump to try further diplomacy after a recent exchange of harsh words with Kim Jong-un that resulted in threats against Guam , and now he's going along with the United Nations sanctions that Trump lobbied for him to support.

Business North Korea tensions send USA dollar to eight-week low vs yen
Author: 0 North Korea tensions send USA dollar to eight-week low vs yen

MSCI's world equity index was up 0.75 percent after its biggest weekly drop since early November and the USA benchmark S&P 500 climbed 1.01 percent, on track for its third one percent daily gain in 2017. "There's a very low bar for positive surprises to feed back into the USA dollar", said Mark McCormick, North American head of FX strategy at TD Securities in Toronto.

Business ECONOMICS >Japan economy posts longest expansion in over a decade
Author: 0 ECONOMICS >Japan economy posts longest expansion in over a decade

Gross domestic product expanded by a strong 1 per cent quarter-on-quarter rate, up from a revised 0.4 per cent in the previous three months. The labour market is tight and business confidence is high but efforts to lift inflation have fallen flat despite years of aggressive monetary easing by Japan's central bank.

Business Plague found in fleas in Arizona
Author: 0 Plague found in fleas in Arizona

The infectious disease that killed millions during the Middle Ages has been found again in Arizona. A week before, neighboring Coconino County found fleas on prairie dogs carrying the deadly disease. An abundance of active prairie dogs doesn't indicate the disease is present. The plague can become septicemic by spreading throughout the bloodstream, or pneumonic by affecting the lungs.

Business AA PLC 57.9% Potential Upside Indicated by Liberum Capital
Author: 0 AA PLC 57.9% Potential Upside Indicated by Liberum Capital

The short interest to Lloyds Banking Group Plc's float is 0.07%. The company had a trading volume of 3,150 shares. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 3,919 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $160,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter.

Business 'Locked and loaded' if N. Korea acts 'unwisely'
Author: 0 'Locked and loaded' if N. Korea acts 'unwisely'

Data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission released last week showed that currency speculators still held a large net short position in the yen during the week ended August 1, although somewhat smaller than the levels seen a couple of weeks earlier, when their bearish bets against the yen grew to the largest since January 2014.

Business KKK, neo-Nazis, white nationalists 'criminals and thugs'
Author: 0 KKK, neo-Nazis, white nationalists 'criminals and thugs'

Robert E. Lee. "Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans", the president said .

Business Merck CEO Ditches Trump After Violence in Charlottesville
Author: 0 Merck CEO Ditches Trump After Violence in Charlottesville

Merck chief executive Kenneth Frazier , alluding to Trump's much-criticized response to a deadly weekend white supremacist protest, said he was exiting Trump's American Manufacturing Council. I am resigning from the President's American Manufacturing Council. In June, Disney CEO Robert Iger and Tesla CEO Elon Musk quit another White House business advisory council over Trump's decision to withdraw the US from a global climate-change treaty, called the Paris Agreement.

Business Consumer Inflation Accelerates To 2.36% In July
Author: 0 Consumer Inflation Accelerates To 2.36% In July

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 1.88% (provisional) for the month of July 2017 (over July, 2016) as compared to 0.90% (provisional) for the previous month and 0.63% during the corresponding month of the previous year.

Business Gold hovers near two-month highs on N.Korea tensions
Author: 0 Gold hovers near two-month highs on N.Korea tensions

South Korea's Kospi sank 1.8 percent to 2,316.88 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1.5 percent to 27,041.83. "Of course it's all come at a time when share markets are due for a correction so North Korea has provided a ideal trigger". The yen is perceived as a safe haven because Japan is the world's biggest creditor country and investors there have tended to repatriate funds in times of crisis.

Business European stock markets extend losses at open
Author: 0 European stock markets extend losses at open

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 44.33 points, or 0.2 percent, to 21,888.34, the S&P 500 gained 6.01 points, or 0.25 percent, to 2,444.22 and the Nasdaq Composite added 32.10 points, or 0.52 percent, to 6,248.97. United States bond prices also rose while gold closed at its highest for the week up 1.52% to $1281. But some economists say the Fed may stand pat for the rest of 2017 unless inflation accelerates in coming months.

Business North Korea nuclear standoff sees bitcoin surge past $4000
Author: 0 North Korea nuclear standoff sees bitcoin surge past $4000

Recent fears of a major conflict between the USA and North Korea have also pushed the price of Bitcoin up. Earlier in July, Goldman Sachs released a report suggesting that it is becoming harder for institutional investors to ignore the rapidly growing cryptocurrency markets, giving bitcoins an additional boost.

Business 'Annabelle: Creation' Conjures Surprise $35 Million at Box Office
Author: 0 'Annabelle: Creation' Conjures Surprise $35 Million at Box Office

Instead, " Creation " has almost matched the opening results of the first " Annabelle ", which made $37.1 million in 2014. Holding steady in second place is Christopher Nolan's World War II epic Dunkirk , which is set to take in an estimated $11.4 million over its fourth weekend in theaters.

Business Head of scandal-hit Comm Bank to
Author: 0 Head of scandal-hit Comm Bank to "retire"

The report says that on a realised basis, Mr Narev's take home pay was 55 per cent lower in comparison to the previous year, while it was 45 per cent lower for other group executives. "Today's statement provides that clarity and will ensure he can continue to focus, as CEO, on successfully managing the business", she said. The bank's board also recently scrapped short-term bonuses for all senior executives this year in response to the allegations.

Author: 0 U.S. stocks fall again on North Korea tensions

The statement says that "only absolute force" can work on someone as "bereft of reason" as Trump. But U.S. stocks regained some lost ground, despite Trump's comments Friday that U.S. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. In the first four days of the week, the Standard & Poor's 500 index swung from marking its latest record high to posting its biggest single-day drop in almost three months.

Business Markets slide, dollar slumps as North Korea fears spike
Author: 0 Markets slide, dollar slumps as North Korea fears spike

Safe-haven perceived gold rose to a more than two-month high of $1291.99 an ounce during today's trading. Trump's unexpected remarks prompted North Korea to say on Thursday it was finalising plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land 30-40 km (18-25 miles) from Guam, adding detail to a plan first announced on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Gold steady near two-month highs on North Korea tensions

The S&P/TSX composite index fell 143.08 points to 15,074.25, with almost all of its sectors moving lower. Of the index's 10 main sector groups, seven finished in the red. According to Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft, it is "economically feasible" to resume production in mature fields after a global agreement among OPEC and non-OPEC expires, a representative of the company said.

Business USA stocks tumble on North Korea worries
Author: 0 USA stocks tumble on North Korea worries

The negative headlines provided many investors with an opportunity to pocket some of their recent gains following a string of record highs fueled by strong corporate earnings. Shares in several other big media companies also declined. The dollar index fell 0.32 percent, with the euro up 0.42 percent to $1.1819. The stock lost $142.20, to $1,906.80.

Business Barnaby Joyce admits he may be a New Zealand citizen
Author: 0 Barnaby Joyce admits he may be a New Zealand citizen

At the time he said: "It is pretty fantastic, isn't it, that you have had two out of nine Greens senators didn't realise they were citizens of another country". My father was born in New Zealand and came to Australia in 1947 as a British subject. "I was born in Australia in 1967 to an Australian mother".

Business Gold settles at 2-month high amid geopolitical tensions
Author: 0 Gold settles at 2-month high amid geopolitical tensions

Asian equity markets extended a global slide on Friday as tension ramped up between the USA and North Korea , sending investors fleeing to less risky assets such the yen and the Swiss franc. On the Nasdaq , 1,440 issues fell and 1,386 advanced. Shares of US department stores Kohl's and Macy's were weak after their results. The hope that the Fed will have to slow its rate-hike path appeared to stop, at least for now, the near $1-trillion loss in world stocks valuations this week ...

Author: 0 Wall Street lower on US-North Korea tensions

Federal funds futures suggested the chance of rate hike in December fell to 40 percent from 42 percent shortly before the release of the data. -All 19 industry groups on the Stoxx 600 fell, with volume about 13 percent higher than the 30-day average at this time of day.

Business Beijing sets the pace in South China Sea talks
Author: 0 Beijing sets the pace in South China Sea talks

China has since built installations, including runways, on several islands and islets also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brunei. "China thinks Singapore, as a Chinese-majority nation, should listen a bit more to Beijing", the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters .

Business Gold Price Reacts to Trump's North Korea Comments
Author: 0 Gold Price Reacts to Trump's North Korea Comments

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 0.2 percent, to 2,474.92. ANALYST'S TAKE: The U.S.jobs figure "was through the roof" and the NFIB survey "painted a much better picture for the U.S. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index plunged by 2%, while South Korea's Kospi Index slumped by 1.7%. The market was also waiting for USA inflation data on Friday that would offer clues about the extent to which the strengthening U.S.

Business North Korea Has Markets Nervous But Not Panicked
Author: 0 North Korea Has Markets Nervous But Not Panicked

Rising costs for housing, medical care and food helped push the Consumer Price Index (CPI) up 0.1 percent in July, seasonally adjusted, after no change in June and a 0.1 decrease in May, the US Labor Department said. The yen has also registered its biggest weekly gain since May against the dollar amid speculation that investors of Japan , as the biggest creditor nation, would repatriate their funds should a war break out.

Business Amber Heard speaks out on split from Elon Musk on Instagram
Author: 0 Amber Heard speaks out on split from Elon Musk on Instagram

People at the meeting with Musk this week estimated that the company could wind up paying no more than 5 percent on the junk-rated bonds . So far, Tesla has been raising money to pay its bills with a combination of equity offerings and convertible bonds , which eventually convert into shares.

Business Alexis Sanchez could leave Arsenal after failing to sign new contract
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez could leave Arsenal after failing to sign new contract

Following the Gunners' 4-3 victory over Leicester City in their Premier League opener, the Arsenal boss delivered his update on the Chile worldwide after the attacker was seen watching his team from the stands. I was not bored, you cannot feel that in one of the prettiest stadiums there is. "I don't think I would have started him", he said. "But all the other players prepared in preseason and are ready", Wenger said.

Business North Korea talk drags stocks lower; gold, yen rise
Author: 0 North Korea talk drags stocks lower; gold, yen rise

Wall Street's so-called "fear gauge", the CBOE Volatility Index, meanwhile, hit the highest levels since Election Day on Friday (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/wall-streets-fear-gauge-on-course-for-biggest-weekly-surge-in-2-years-2017-08-11), after a spike on Thursday.

Business Cardinals to hold Rally Cat Appreciation Day next month
Author: 0 Cardinals to hold Rally Cat Appreciation Day next month

The streaking Cardinals have won seven games in a row overall and, including the contest in which Molina hit the grand slam, have captured three straight victories since the cat appeared. The same group says it's now "confident" it's the same cat we saw scratching and clawing at Busch Stadium grounds crew member Lucas Hackmann as he attempted to safely remove it from harm's way.

Business Dad and fiance mourn slain Australian
Author: 0 Dad and fiance mourn slain Australian

Ms Damond had called 911 to report a woman being raped close to her apartment block shortly before she was shot and killed. Justine Damond, left, pictured with her fiance Don and Don's son Zach. Police are investigating the shooting but the officer who fired will not talk to them, and the ABC understands even after a month, no significant police findings about what happened have been passed on.

Business Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive
Author: 0 Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho will want to prove his critics wrong just like his Arsenal counterpart, Arsene Wenger will want to put his hands on the title. He will have to fill Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shoes and endure a lot of scrutiny and pressure. United finished an eye-watering 24 points behind Chelsea, despite having suffered defeats on as many occasions as the champions.