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Business GM to launch fleet of autonomous ride-sharing vehicles in 2019
Author: 0 GM to launch fleet of autonomous ride-sharing vehicles in 2019

This, in the timelines of how quickly automaker usually move, is surprisingly soon, but GM President Dan Ammann seemed confident, adding that with GM's vertically-integrated infrastructure for making self-driving cars, the General is able to move much faster than others in this area.

Business Bitcoin rebounds after United States regulator approves futures
Author: 0 Bitcoin rebounds after United States regulator approves futures

Derivatives marketplace operator CME Group will launch a bitcoin futures product on December 18, ending speculation as to when the much-anticipated offering would be available on the USA markets. One way Nasdaq seeks to differentiate itself seems to be in the amount of data it uses for pricing the digital currency contracts. The price of bitcoin started to rebound after the U.S.

Business Kroger shares jump 10% on better-than-expected earnings
Author: 0 Kroger shares jump 10% on better-than-expected earnings

Kroger posted a LIFO charge of $3 million in Q3 2017, versus $8 million in the comparable period a year ago. Advantage Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Kroger during the fourth quarter worth about $110,000. The company has a price-earnings ratio of 16.63 and a price-sales ratio of 0.21, the latter ranking higher than 82% of global competitors. The biggest holder now is W.

Business RBS to close 197 NatWest branches and 62 Royal Bank
Author: 0 RBS to close 197 NatWest branches and 62 Royal Bank

The Newport branch will close on May 22, 2018, whilst the Bridgnorth branch will close on June 12, 2018. "We have taken the hard decision to close the NatWest Whitby Yorks branch on 17 May 2018". Others are concerned about what the closures mean for banking customers, particularly those in rural areas and those unable to access digital services.

Business Japan manufacturing PMI improves at sharpest rate since March 2014
Author: 0 Japan manufacturing PMI improves at sharpest rate since March 2014

The manufacturing sector in the Philippines continued to expand in November, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Friday with a PMI score of 54.8. The electrical equipment sector remained unchanged, while the appliances & components; fabricated metal products and transportation equipment sectors contracted in the review month.

Business Tesla big battery officially switched on in South Australia
Author: 0 Tesla big battery officially switched on in South Australia

It will deliver energy during peak usage hours to help maintain the state's supply, and could power 30,000 homes, Tesla said. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129-megawatt hour battery for South Australia, which expanded in wind power far quicker than the rest of the country, but has suffered a string of blackouts over the past 18 months.

Business N-Out Burger Is (Finally) Coming To Colorado
Author: 0 N-Out Burger Is (Finally) Coming To Colorado

There is no timeline for the opening date of the first restaurant. Brooks had previously requested that In-N-Out come to the state in 2013, but was denied at the time. "They picked Colorado springs, verses Denver because of the regional proximity to other markets, and because they felt it was an up and coming location", commented Andy Klein of Westside Property Investment.

Business Verizon Announced the First Market to Get 5G Home Internet
Author: 0 Verizon Announced the First Market to Get 5G Home Internet

About 15.73 million shares traded. Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. It has underperformed by 25.18% the S&P500. (NYSE:VZ). Foyston Gordon And Payne invested in 37,269 shares. (NYSE:VZ). Ohio-based Fort Washington Invest Advisors Oh has invested 0.15% in Verizon Communications Inc.

Business Applebee's is about to sell the cheapest holiday hangover from hell
Author: 0 Applebee's is about to sell the cheapest holiday hangover from hell

You may remember Applebee's rolling out dollar margaritas back in October. Well a similar deal is hitting Applebee's again and this time, customers can get a Long Island Iced Tea for $1. The Dollar L.I.T. will be available all day, every day at participating Applebee's locations. It goes without saying, but you have to be at least 21 and if you do drink, do not drive home .

Business Migraine drug could halve the length of attacks, study shows
Author: 0 Migraine drug could halve the length of attacks, study shows

The drugs are the first preventive medicines developed specifically for migraines. Those receiving the drug reported migraines having a reduced impact on their everyday lives, being able to better complete activities such as getting ready for the day, doing household chores or activities requiring concentration.

Business Amazon scored biggest sales day in history on Cyber Monday
Author: 0 Amazon scored biggest sales day in history on Cyber Monday

A Keurig coffee maker was another best seller, the company said, and Amazon-owned Whole Foods stores sold more turkeys for Thanksgiving than ever before. Amazon has more than 100,000,000 items eligible for free shipping. In the USA, the grocery chain broke its own record of selling turkeys on a holiday.

Business Barnes & Noble (BKS) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.15 EPS
Author: 0 Barnes & Noble (BKS) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.15 EPS

Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% or 1,757 shares in its portfolio. We should also note their 52-Week High and Low: the shares now trade -48.11% away from their high and 9.60% from the low. Insider Trading Activity for Barnes & Noble, Inc. Stock's minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $8 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $15.

Business Union: Many AA flights in December lack scheduled pilots
Author: 0 Union: Many AA flights in December lack scheduled pilots

In September, European airline Ryanair had to cancel about 2,100 flights due to a staff scheduling error, stranding travelers throughout Europe. The APA statement reads: On Friday, management disclosed a failure within the pilot schedule bidding system.

Business India's GDP recovers to 6.3 pct in July-September quarter
Author: 0 India's GDP recovers to 6.3 pct in July-September quarter

Modi said many economists too were saying that the fundamentals of the country's economy were strong. The latest figures brings forth reasons for cheer as GDP had been sliding for the last five quarters, culminating in a 5.7 per cent growth rate for the April-June quarter, a three-year low.

Business O Christmas tree! Police stop auto with massive tree on top
Author: 0 O Christmas tree! Police stop auto with massive tree on top

The local police department posted a photo of the giant tree being hauled by a barely visible vehicle, along with some friendly advice. Police said the photo was taken along Route 20. He said that the drivers would be able to see appropriately, and if something unsafe did happen the way the tree covered the door it would be hard for passengers to get out.

Business Sensex slips in cautious trade ahead of F&O, GDP data
Author: 0 Sensex slips in cautious trade ahead of F&O, GDP data

Mumbai: Indian rupee weakened against the U.S. dollar after local equity markets fell over 250 points ahead of the key fiscal deficit and gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released later in the day. Other laggards included Reliance Industries , Axis Bank , Wipro , Tata Steel, Lupin, M&M, HDFC , Sun Pharma, Cipla, Power Grid, ITC, Adani Ports, TCS , ONGC, Infosys and Maruti Suzuki.

Business United Kingdom 'close to Irish border solution' post-Brexit
Author: 0 United Kingdom 'close to Irish border solution' post-Brexit

Brexit , however, will put an end to that, and probably to peace as well. However unionists and government ministers have strongly resisted the idea that there should be any checks on trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain - claiming this would disrupt the UK's own home market.

Business Royal Bank of Canada (RY) EPS Estimated At $1.90
Author: 0 Royal Bank of Canada (RY) EPS Estimated At $1.90

Canaccord Genuity upped their price target on Laurentian Bank of Canada from C$61.00 to C$63.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. More notable recent Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY) news were published by: Fool.ca which released: " Royal Bank of Canada Is Too Big to Fail: Should You Buy?" on November 27, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: " Royal Bank of Canada joins G-SIB ranks" published on November 21, 2017, Investorplace.com published: ...

Business Nasdaq said to plan bitcoin futures, joining biggest rivals
Author: 0 Nasdaq said to plan bitcoin futures, joining biggest rivals

While some believe this is just the beginning, there are others who are warning about an impending crash, especially since it is virtually impossible to determine a Bitcoin's fair value in such a highly speculative market. In October, Adena Friedman, Nasdaq's CEO, described initial coin offerings as "bleeding edge". The differentiation of the Nasdaq contract will be the price-tracking mechanism.

Business BuzzFeed Lays Off 100 as It Shifts Business Strategy
Author: 0 BuzzFeed Lays Off 100 as It Shifts Business Strategy

All of the staff cuts in the US will come from the business and sales side of the company, The Wall Street Journal reports , though some editorial staffers will be impacted in the United Kingdom. BuzzFeed had gone all-in on native advertising, but when it realized that wasn't paying off sufficiently, it recently opted to sell banner ads like the rest of the publishing world.

Business Arby's Is Buying Buffalo Wild Wings For More Than $2.4 Billion
Author: 0 Arby's Is Buying Buffalo Wild Wings For More Than $2.4 Billion

Atlanta-based Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. said Tuesday it would pay $157 per share. Shareholders of the chicken wing and sports bar chain will need to approve the deal before it's finalized. A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. However, the deal still awaits the approval from Buffalo Wild Wings' shareholders.

Business US Economic Growth Upwardly Revised More Than Expected In Q3
Author: 0 US Economic Growth Upwardly Revised More Than Expected In Q3

This was the strongest growth since Q3 2014 . The US economy has registered growth of at least 3%, President Donald Trump's stated target, in each of the last two quarters. The faster growth was likely to be one more factor nudging the Federal Reserve toward another interest rate increase next month - its third of the year - although policymakers already were headed in that direction.

Business Steve Ells Stepping Down, Chipotle Hunts for New CEO
Author: 0 Steve Ells Stepping Down, Chipotle Hunts for New CEO

The Chipotle board has formed a search committee to find a new CEO. He said the move will help him focus on bringing innovation to Chipotle's sourcing and food preparation and that Chipotle could capitalize on opportunities, including in menu innovation, delivery, catering, and domestic and global expansion.

Business Automation could take over up to 800M jobs by 2030
Author: 0 Automation could take over up to 800M jobs by 2030

Even if the presence of workplace robots is slower than expected, the report notes, about 400 million workers could still be looking for new work in that time. The U.S. and other advanced economies that have wages which are higher, are more vulnerable to labor saving technology being adopted. Jobs safest from the effects of automation involve managing people, high-level expertise and unpredictable environments.

Business London Stock Exchange chief quits immediately amid bloody boardroom battle
Author: 0 London Stock Exchange chief quits immediately amid bloody boardroom battle

David Warren, LSE's finance director, will take over as interim CEO. The activist investor had called a meeting to remove Brydon and extend Rolet's tenure. Rolet, who has been chief executive since May 2009, announced he would be leaving in October and was due to leave at end of 2018. The surprise announcement meant TCI's call for a shareholder vote on reinstating Rolet "is now therefore without merit", the board said.

Business Challenges and Opportunities for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
Author: 0 Challenges and Opportunities for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Companies with a high P/E ratio are typically growth stocks. The Firm also performs research and development for optical solutions for the traditional optics markets and communications markets. It dropped, as 68 investors sold AMD shares while 98 reduced holdings. The funds in our partner's database now have: 543.78 million shares, up from 521.31 million shares in 2017Q1.

Business (TIF) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS
Author: 0 (TIF) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS

The stock had a trading volume of 3,333,873 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,658,683. It has outperformed by 30.14% the S&P500. That was better than what analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected. The company has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $96.38. (NYSE:TIF) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by RBC Capital Markets.

Business Uber's losses grew to $1.5 billion last quarter
Author: 0 Uber's losses grew to $1.5 billion last quarter

The Japanese firm is leading a group that will purchase billions of dollars worth of shares from employees and investors at a $48 billion valuation, and invest about $1 billion in Uber at the previous valuation of $68 billion. If the secondary gets done, SoftBank will also be making a $1 billion direct investment in Uber at its last private valuation of almost $70 billion.

Business President Kovind to visit W.Bengal, Mizoram and Nagaland
Author: 0 President Kovind to visit W.Bengal, Mizoram and Nagaland

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee , Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, Chief Secretary Moloy De, Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra, Leader of opposition Abdul Mannan and BJP state president Dilip Ghosh were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.

Business Jet Airways, Air France-KLM deepen cooperation, extend code
Author: 0 Jet Airways, Air France-KLM deepen cooperation, extend code

Jet Airways has tied up with Air France-KLM (AF-KLM) to capture a larger pie of India's global traffic but will not divorce its ties with equity partner Etihad. Recently, KLM launched an Amsterdam-Mumbai flight, while Jet started Bengaluru-Amsterdam and Chennai-Paris flights. For the current season, Air France, KLM and Jet Airways will operate 64 flights per week between the four Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi on the one side and Paris and Amsterdam on the other.

Business Foot Traffic Analysis Shows Height of Black Friday Retail Bump
Author: 0 Foot Traffic Analysis Shows Height of Black Friday Retail Bump

On Black Friday, 25 percent started at 10 a.m. or later. According to reports from the National Retail Federation ( NRF ), Adobe and ComScore , sales surged ahead from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, providing a heap of optimism for the rest of the holiday selling season.

Business West Ham fullback Masuaku backing Moyes to lead resurgence
Author: 0 West Ham fullback Masuaku backing Moyes to lead resurgence

The former Manchester United handler was appointed after Slaven Bilic was shown the exit at the London Stadium outfit. The West Ham boss only has a contract until the end of the season as it stands, but if he makes some courageous decisions now, it could set the club up for years to come.

Business Ocado inks technology deal with Casino in France
Author: 0 Ocado inks technology deal with Casino in France

Ocado Group has won a deal with French retailer Groupe Casino to develop a grocery e-commerce platform in France involving the construction of a robotic customer fulfilment centre. Casino was trading up 2.1 percent at 49.2650 euros. "Groupe Casino is a successful multi-format, multi-banner and multi-channel business with top-three market positions in all the countries in which it trades", said Ocado Solutions CEO Luke Jensen.

Business TV icon Don Burke accused of sexual harassment, indecent assault
Author: 0 TV icon Don Burke accused of sexual harassment, indecent assault

I haven't been medically diagnosed but I've worked it out, that's what I've got. Mr Finn said he's in no position to comment on the allegations against Burke but labelled him "wicked cowardly" for blaming autism. asking me to comment on my experience with Don Burke , ' said O'Neill. "Not seeing. No one can understand how you can't see it but you don't". She claims Burke took her to a "sad" hotel room where she allegedly had to physically push him off her, before she claims he angrily ...

Business US Home Prices Rising at the Fastest Annual Rate Since 2014
Author: 0 US Home Prices Rising at the Fastest Annual Rate Since 2014

In 13 of the 20 cities tracked by the index, yearly price gains in September were faster than in August. Additionally, 13 out of 20 cities in the USA reported that prices had gone up in the year ending in September. He added, "One dark cloud for housing is affordability - rising prices mean that some people will be squeezed out of the market". The 20-city index jumped 6.2%, up from 5.8% the previous month.

Author: 0 Recent Institutional Activity: Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), Mylan NV (MYL)

Moreover, Glenmede Trust Co Na has 0% invested in the company for 250 shares. FBR Capital downgraded it to "Mkt Perform" rating and $52 target in Wednesday, January 25 report. Gamble Jones Investment Counsel raised its stake in shares of Verizon Communications by 2.1% in the first quarter. Ronna Sue Cohen lifted its holdings in shares of Verizon Communications by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter.

Business DNR: Seven shot during nine-day gun deer season
Author: 0 DNR: Seven shot during nine-day gun deer season

Scott Walker signed a bill November 13 eliminating the 10-year-old minimum age to participate in a mentored hunt. The DNR sold 588,387 licenses authorizing hunting with a firearm during the nine-day season through midnight Sunday , down 1.7 percent from the previous year.

Author: 0 Bessemer Group Inc. Has $5.22 Million Position in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)

Gordy Holterman decreased its stake in Nxp Semiconductors N V ( NXPI ) by 20.02% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. NXP Semiconductors NV ( NXPI ) will report its next earnings on Oct 25 AMC. Prelude Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.6% in Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR). Eagle Boston Invest Mgmt has 13,312 shares. Inc. has invested 1.88% in the stock.

Business Barracuda Networks, Inc. (CUDA) Upgraded by ValuEngine to Hold
Author: 0 Barracuda Networks, Inc. (CUDA) Upgraded by ValuEngine to Hold

At the end of 09/30/2017 reporting period, 103 institutional holders increased their position in Barracuda Networks, Inc . However, 16.81% over the last one month, 20.74% for the last quarter and year to date performance stands at 28.74%. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In comparison, a year ago the company earned revenue of $87.93 million and had a net profit of $2.44 million.

Business 'House of Cards' production delayed again
Author: 0 'House of Cards' production delayed again

Spacey was sacked from the show shortly after the shocking report by Buzzfeed last month , in which "Star Trek" actor Anthony Rapp accused the " House of Cards " star of making a sexual advance against him when he was 14 years old. It is believed the show's writers, who are continuing to work during the hiatus, are writing Spacey out of the sixth series. The streaming service stated that they were deeply "troubled " by the allegations against Kevin (accused of sexually assaulting Anthony ...