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ISM manufacturing index hits highest level since 2014

ISM manufacturing index hits highest level since 2014

The February PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, came in a 57.7 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 1.7 percent ahead of January, marking the highest monthly PMI read...

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JC Penney closing up to 140 stores, offering retirement buyouts

JC Penney closing up to 140 stores, offering retirement buyouts

In the fourth quarter, top performing areas included home, Sephora, its salon business and fine jewelry. The company will also close a distribution center in Lakeland, Florida and sell a supply chai...

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Royal Bank of Scotland has lost money for 9 straight years

Royal Bank of Scotland has lost money for 9 straight years

RBS has now notched up losses totalling more than £55 billion over the past eight years. The group revealed recently it had set aside another £3.1bn ahead of an expected fine from U.S. Royal Bank of...

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The Kraft Heinz Company

The Kraft Heinz Company

The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 4.74% with 2.11 average true range (ATR). The forecast of 10 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the ...

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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc (PLKI) Stock Soars on QSR Takeover Offer

The stock has a Return on Assets of 16.5 percent, Return on Investment of 27.9 percent and a Return on Equity of 126.4 percent. Deal making in the restaurant industry picked up past year, with a tot...

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Daesh Claims Responsibility for Rocket Attack on Southern Israel

The rockets, which landed in an open territory in the Eshkol Regional Council on Monday morning, caused no damage or injuries. It comes a day after an Isis affiliate claimed that several of its member...

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Looks at $143 billion acquisition of Unilever

Looks at $143 billion acquisition of Unilever

Unilever rejected the bid, which offered 18 percent more than where Unilever's shares closed on Thursday, and called it too low. As at the close of business on 16 February 2017, a mix of $30.23 in ...

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Samsung Head Facing Arrest

Samsung Head Facing Arrest

Park was impeached by parliament in December and South Korea's Constitutional Court will decide whether to uphold that decision. The investigators have also reportedly looked at whether South Korea'...

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Verizon Renegotiating Yahoo Deal, Seeks $250M Discount

United State's largest wireless communication service provider Verizon Communications Inc . could put forward a revised deal for buying erstwhile Internet giant Yahoo Inc.'s root businesses. Yahoo di...

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Louisiana's rank for structurally deficient bridges continues to climb

However, Iowa, like South Dakota, has about 20% deficiency in the structure of its total bridges, preceded by Rhode Island and Pennsylvania with Rhode Island in the lead with 25% deficiency. ARTBA Chi...

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Retail inflation at 3.17% in January

Retail inflation at 3.17% in January

For the fiscal so far (April to January), overall CPI at 4.7 per cent is 20 bps lower than in the comparable previous period, while food inflation is down 11 bps to 4.7 per cent, and core inflation un...

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China Exports Surge Ahead of Potential Challenge From Trump

China Exports Surge Ahead of Potential Challenge From Trump

These figures need to be taken with a pinch of salt as annual shifts in the timing of the Chinese New Year make year-on-year trade growth highly volatile at the start of each year, said Julian Evans-P...

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OPEC countries complying with agreed output cuts: IEA

On the global scale, oil supplies dropped by nearly 1.5 million barrels a day, with both OPEC and non-OPEC countries producing less. Its allies the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait followed by cuttin...

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President Trump speculating that the media is covering up terrorist attacks

President Trump speculating that the media is covering up terrorist attacks

There's a big difference between the press not reporting terror attacks and the White House Press Secretary deciding what attacks deserve how much coverage. It also included certain high-profile in...

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International Monetary Fund board split over how to manage Greek recovery

The IMF staff said that additional austerity measures and spending cuts would not improve Greece's financial prospects in the longer term. Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the chairman at me...

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Apple, Twenty-First Century Fox, US Steel Upgraded

Last time the company reported, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc . Profit excluding some items grew to 53 cents a share, New York-based Fox said Monday in a statement. As a result, FOXA stock rose o...

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Water emergency cancels after-school activities in Chapel Hill

Water emergency cancels after-school activities in Chapel Hill

A water emergency ended and North Carolina's flagship university opened again Sunday after a broken water main and problems at a water treatment plant. Customers can use bottled water to flush a toi...

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In border visit, Abbott urges balance between security, trade

In border visit, Abbott urges balance between security, trade

For the interview, Fox News traveled with Kelly to McAllen, Texas, part of the Rio Grand Valley, or 'RGV sector, ' which is one of the most challenging to patrol. "If we could surge the court proc...

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Manufacturing suffers as PMI drops to a 16-month low

Manufacturing suffers as PMI drops to a 16-month low

A growth in new business not seen since the first half of 2011, before the Eurozone debt crisis began to bite, helped sustain recent output highs, while job creation continued to move higher. "Addit...

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Federal Reserve holds rates at 0.50%-0.75%, as expected

The market expects two rate hikes, with the first coming in June. As opposed to its meeting in mid-December, rate-setters pointed out how measures of consumer and business sentiment had improved...

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Oppo A57 All Set to Launch in India on 3rd February

Oppo A57 All Set to Launch in India on 3rd February

The device is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out0of-the-box with Oppo's ColorOS skin on top. At the heart of the smatphone runs a Snapdragon 435 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.4GHz paired wi...

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Volkswagen Group Tops Toyota as World's Largest Car Maker

The company moved back into the top spot despite being hit by a large emission cheating scandal that destroyed its reputation. The announcement of the annual sales results comes within a month of Tr...

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Trump brushes off outcry over travel ban, airport chaos

Trump brushes off outcry over travel ban, airport chaos

Trump's order was "mean-spirited and un-American", he said. The American Civil Liberties Union, which sought the emergency court order, said it would help 100 to 200 people with valid visas or refug...

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Girl Scouts Offering

Girl Scouts Offering "S'More" Choices When Cookie Sales Open Wednesday

Mike Rowe, former star of the Discovery Channel hit series, "Dirty Jobs", posted a video on his Facebook page Wednesday night in which he read a letter written by "Charlotte", a Girl Scout who said he...

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Legendary British actor John Hurt dies at 77

Legendary British actor John Hurt dies at 77

He did win four Bafta Awards during his career, including a lifetime achievement recognition for his outstanding contribution to British cinema in 2012. " Lord of the Rings " star Elijah Wood paid ...

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Google's parent company Alphabet reports 'exceptional' growth

Google's parent company Alphabet reports 'exceptional' growth

Google reported $3.7 billion in other revenue, including hardware and leaving out advertising, for the fourth quarter of 2016. Analysts had expected earnings of about $9.64 per share on $25.26 billi...

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Trump accepts Queen's invitation for visit to UK

In her prepared remarks for the press conference in a jam-packed East Room, May seemed to take care to box Trump in - publicly - on support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the global military ...

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Canada Not A Trump Trade Target Says Ambassador

Canada Not A Trump Trade Target Says Ambassador

Trump moved to pull the USA out of the proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact with an executive action on Monday. In Calgary on Monday, Trump adviser Stephen Schwarzman sought to re...

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Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. (NAK) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week

Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. (NAK) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week

According to the the latest analyst ratings which have been released, 0 brokers have issued a rating of "buy", 2 brokers "outperform", 0 brokers "hold", 0 brokers "underperform" and 0 brokers "sell". ...

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Rio Tinto Unloads Most of Its Coal Assets in $2.4 Billion Deal

Rio Tinto Unloads Most of Its Coal Assets in $2.4 Billion Deal

Rio said the sale of its subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries to Yancoal is consistent with the company's strategy of reshaping its portfolio to use capital more effectively, and delivers value for sh...

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China GDP Climbs 6.8% On Year In Q4

China GDP Climbs 6.8% On Year In Q4

China's GDP grew 6.7% in 2016, according to data released by the country's National Bureau of Statistics on Friday, while its fourth quarter GDP growth narrowly exceeded expectations at 6.8% - growt...

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OPEC sees smaller oil glut, upbeat on non-OPEC cut compliance

OPEC sees smaller oil glut, upbeat on non-OPEC cut compliance

U.S. crude oil stocks rose by 2.347 million barrels in the week ended January 13th, following a 4.097 million increase in the previous week and compared with market expectations of a 0.41 million barr...

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Over One Million People Plan To Attend Women's March Across Nation

Over One Million People Plan To Attend Women's March Across Nation

Amid the all-nighters over the past week, she said she's gained "so many skills that I didn't have before". "But Trump will be gone at some point". Those going to the Women's Rights March say ther...

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) Releases Earnings Results

The company's 5 year Earnings per share growth and Capital Spending growth remains at 0 and 11.95. The company has a market cap of $50,094 million and there are 2,232,364,300 shares in outstanding. Th...

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Canadian Dollar Spanked by its Central Bank

Canadian Dollar Spanked by its Central Bank

But the BOC chose to highlight other risks, most notably, the risk that protectionist trade policies in the USA under Trump could trigger a recession in Canada. This was enough for the Governing Counc...

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