• Snow 'beast' set to plague eastern Scotland until mid next week
Snow 'beast' set to plague eastern Scotland until mid next week

The yellow warning was in force at 9.55am today and ceases at 11.55pm tonight. Frequent and heavy snow showers are expected on Thursday, accompanied by strong winds in the south. Police and fire services across the United Kingdom were forced to rescue stranded vehicles yesterday, with it reported that four people were killed in accidents and ...

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  • Best Buy to shut down 250 mobile stores across the US
Best Buy to shut down 250 mobile stores across the US

The letter said Best Buy will help employees look for other jobs within the company over three months. The holidays helped stoke a 9% same-store sales increase, handily besting FactSet's consensus forecast for 2.9%. Although many may not miss Best Buy's small storefronts found in malls and as kiosks, the business accounts for 1 percent of its r...

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  • American arrested as body parts found scattered across Japan
American arrested as body parts found scattered across Japan

Bayraktar is now being held on suspicion of murdering the 27-year-old woman, who has not been identified, but has not yet been charged with a crime. Friends told police that the woman said she was going to meet an American she met online.

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  • Warren Buffett: Investors handicapped by debt miss 'extraordinary opportunities'
Warren Buffett: Investors handicapped by debt miss 'extraordinary opportunities'

The letter was considerably shorter than in recent years, a little over 8,000 words compared with more than 14,000 last year, and did not discuss major Berkshire stock holdings such as Apple Inc and Wells Fargo & Co. Buffett, Berkshire's chairman and chief executive, and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger will focus on investments and capital allocation ...

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  • Middlesex Hospital partially opened after man crashes auto into emergency room entrance
Middlesex Hospital partially opened after man crashes auto into emergency room entrance

Falcone said Middlesex Hospital is working to resume normal operations and is taking additional steps to reinforce the safety of all its facilities, including installing barriers outside its emergency department entrances in Middletown , Marlborough and Westbrook.

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  • Why we aren't too anxious about rising bond yields
Why we aren't too anxious about rising bond yields

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 166.97 points, or 0.7%, to 24,797.78, after seeing an afternoon rally of 303 points, or 1.2%, at its session peak. This as the Fed minutes noted that a majority saw stronger growth lifting liking of further rate hikes. "Members agreed that the strengthening in the near-term economic outlook increased the li...

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  • AT&T Will Roll Out 5G to Dallas, Waco & Atlanta
AT&T Will Roll Out 5G to Dallas, Waco & Atlanta

Having said very little about 5G in the lead-up to that proclamation, along with the fact that zero details were delivered in that initial statement, we weren't about to take them seriously until we learned more. As the company notes, though, 5G isn't just about higher speeds; it is also about lower latency to support applications such as connected...

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  • Amarinder to meet Canadian PM; red carpet roll out for dignitary
Amarinder to meet Canadian PM; red carpet roll out for dignitary

The government has clarified that PM Modi not meeting PM Trudeau at the airport on his arrival was not a snub , and that it was the insistence of Canada that Trudeau's official engagements begin at the end of the week-long trip to India. Recently, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited India, PM Modi, breaking protocol, himself wen...

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  • Oil prices search for momentum, though inflation looms
Oil prices search for momentum, though inflation looms

The group is seeking to " institutionalise" their cooperation beyond the end of a supply cut deal later this year, according to the United Arab Emirates , while Barkindo said compliance to the deal stood at 133 per cent in January. The American Petroleum Institute said last Tuesday that U.S. crude inventories rose by 3.9m barrels in the week to Fe...

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  • USA jet destroys Russian-made tank in Syria
USA jet destroys Russian-made tank in Syria

Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that five Russian citizens were killed by a US strike in Syria on February 7, the first government confirmation from Moscow or Washington of Russian nationals being killed by USA military action on the complicated Syrian battlefield .

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  • Quarterly Sales at Uber Rose by 61% Amidst Big Loss
Quarterly Sales at Uber Rose by 61% Amidst Big Loss

Uber considers adjusted earnings before taxes as a better indicator of its financial performance rather than net earnings based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, which include losses for accounting purposes. During the past one year, there were lots of controversies associated with this ride-hailing company creating a negative impression...

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  • Kraft Heinz US Sales Drop Hits Q4 Earnings
Kraft Heinz US Sales Drop Hits Q4 Earnings

The stock of The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC ) earned "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, January 11. Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. KHC stock is now showing upward return of 1.58% throughout last week and witnessed declining return of -9.19% in one m...

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  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expresses sympathy with Barry Bennell abuse victims
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expresses sympathy with Barry Bennell abuse victims

A cheer of "yes" came from the public gallery where six complainants sat with family members as the final verdicts were read out and some people were in tears. How was it that no one protected us? "We suffered because of a disgusting predator but we also suffered sometimes because the sport we loved decided that the reputation of a coach, club or...

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  • FCC chief probed over Sinclair-Tribune deal
FCC chief probed over Sinclair-Tribune deal

Sinclair's chief executive, Chris Ripley, has called Pai's relaxation of media ownership rules a "landmark" development for his company and the industry. The FCC started working on loosening regulations against media consolidation in the early parts of the Trump administration and Pai's time at the helm.

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  • Oil Prices Rise on Saudi Comments
Oil Prices Rise on Saudi Comments

USA crude output reached a new record of 10.27 million barrels per day, according the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday. "I don't think the data was that supportive", he added, referring to the EIA's inventory report. "When it comes to natural gas, over the next decade we are going to be roughly doubling our production to 23 billion ...

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  • Edgbaston Awarded 31-Day Programme of Major Match Cricket 2020
Edgbaston Awarded 31-Day Programme of Major Match Cricket 2020

With Trent Bridge becoming the home of the 50-over final and Edgbaston the home of T20 finals day, there is a move to a pleasing consistency and symmetry about the list. In a raft of announcements detailing England's domestic and worldwide schedule between 2020 and 2024, plans for the new T20 competition were also revealed.

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  • Preserved roses bring Valentine's Day sales jolt to Ecuador
Preserved roses bring Valentine's Day sales jolt to Ecuador

The most popular version of the origin of Valentine's day records that during a trip to Persia, King Charles II was exposed to a new art-the language of flowers . And there's been a 23 percent increase in travel experience expenses ahead of Valentine's Day , suggesting couples are planning some type of excursion ahead of time.

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  • LL Bean's Lifetime Return Policy Is No More
LL Bean's Lifetime Return Policy Is No More

Gorman said customers were seeking refunds for products that have been purchased through third parties, such as at yard sales. L.L. Bean had previously allowed customers to exchange any item for a replacement if it failed to live up to expectations - no questions asked, regardless of the product's age.

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  • Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam service
Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam service

The service will run twice a day from London, at 8:31am and 5:31pm. "The launch of the London to Amsterdam service marks a historic milestone in the expansion of worldwide high-speed rail travel, revolutionising the connection between these important destinations", the company said.

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  • Stock market plunges again, enters first correction in two years
Stock market plunges again, enters first correction in two years

The Dow suffered its worst daily point drop on record Monday, and briefly fell almost 1,600 points intraday. The blue chip average suffered its second 1,000-point drop in a week on Thursday . Of course, in a risk-off scenario, emerging markets would sell off and the safe investments would move back into domestic hands, which is also good for bonds...

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  • Analyzing the Insider Data for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)
Analyzing the Insider Data for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)

It has underperformed by 8.41% the S&P500. Par Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Anadarko Pete Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $32.11B market cap company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 10,257,355 shares of the oil and gas development company's stock valued at $501,380,000 after buying an additional 619,056 sha...

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  • Born to Die: Inside XIV, the Busted Volatility ETF
Born to Die: Inside XIV, the Busted Volatility ETF

Their next action plan whether they do it themselves or are forced to do shall play an important role in determining what happens with the overall market and volatility trade. What does this all mean and why should you avoid these ETFs? Others weren't so lucky. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index is a popular oscillating indicator among traders a...

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  • Tronc confirms $500M LA, SD newspaper sales; shares +27%
Tronc confirms $500M LA, SD newspaper sales; shares +27%

A doctor by trade, Soon-Shiong has feuded with Tronc's leadership since becoming a minority shareholder and taking a 26% stake in the company. The company will also remain the owner of the Chicago Tribune , Orlando Sentinel , South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News .

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  • Fed's Yellen will be part of Brookings Establishment
Fed's Yellen will be part of Brookings Establishment

Transcripts of Fed meetings from fall 2008, when Lehman Brothers' collapse ignited the most unsafe phase of the financial crisis, show that Yellen helped drive the Fed to unleash about everything in its economic arsenal, including slashing its key short-term interest rate to a record low near zero.

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  • LA police want to interview Robert Wagner about Natalie Wood drowning
LA police want to interview Robert Wagner about Natalie Wood drowning

Wagner has refused to talk to detectives this time around, Corina said, noting that the actor has the right to do so. It was revealed last week that Wood's husband, actor Robert Wagner , is a person of interest. Natalie Wood's Walk of Fame Star in Hollywood, on February 2, 2018. "And somehow she ends up in the water and drowns", Corina said. ...

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  • Snap stock soars on first ever better-than-expected earnings
Snap stock soars on first ever better-than-expected earnings

Snap reported a net loss of $350 million for the quarter. Finally, Cowen lowered Snap from a "market perform" rating to an "underperform" rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $12.00 to $11.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 4th.

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  • Bitcoin value falls below $6000 - the lowest level since mid-November
Bitcoin value falls below $6000 - the lowest level since mid-November

This comes after the country banned virtual money exchanges past year. Bitcoin briefly dipped below $6,000 for the first time since mid-November on Monday, according to data from CoinDesk . The sell-off appears to be prompted by a number of factors . On Friday, Facebook announced that the social network platform would ban all advertisemen...

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  • US indices end tad up as US Fed leaves rates unchanged
US indices end tad up as US Fed leaves rates unchanged

Germany's DAX lost 1.4 percent, while France's CAC 40 slid 0.5 percent. The gauge rose 5.8% in January. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 9 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,831 as of 10:11 a.m. The slower pace of production corresponded to a significant increase in unit labor costs of 2.0%, more than twice what was expected. Stock indexes ended ...

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  • Fed Lowers The Boom On Wells Fargo As Yellen Exits
Fed Lowers The Boom On Wells Fargo As Yellen Exits

The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $190.31. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since February 3, 2017 and is downtrending. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Evercore. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $62.2...

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  • Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) - Market Cap to Track
Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) - Market Cap to Track

In related news, Director Philip J. Pfeiffer sold 1,500 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. About 47.23 million shares traded or 63.02% up from the average. For the full year, Valero reported $172 million of ethanol operating income, down from $340 million during 2016. Community National Bank Na accumulated ...

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  • Google books $3b loss in Q4
Google books $3b loss in Q4

This time past year, Alphabet reported a $1.09 billion loss - now it's only $916 million. Like other big tech companies reporting this quarter, Google logged a $9.9 billion charge related to changes in US tax law. Alphabet's " Other Bets ", which include self-driving auto firm Waymo, Google Fiber, the Nest home devices unit and other busines...

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  • Samsung Q4 earnings close out 2017 at record high profit
Samsung Q4 earnings close out 2017 at record high profit

Also on Wednesday, Samsung Electronics' board of directors chose to lower the face value of its stocks from 5,000 won to 100 won, a move that would dramatically increase the number of common stocks to more than 6.41 billion from the current 128.3 million.

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  • Budget 2018: Modi government slashes excise duty on petrol and diesel
Budget 2018: Modi government slashes excise duty on petrol and diesel

Last week, the spurt in rates, caused by the rally in global oil prices, has led to the oil ministry asking the finance ministry for a cut in excise duty in the Union Budget 2018-19, to be presented in Parliament next week. The latest uptick in crude price follows comments from Saudi Arabia that major oil producers were in agreement that they shoul...

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  • Emotional Support Peacock Barred From Flying on United Airlines
Emotional Support Peacock Barred From Flying on United Airlines

Ventiko was told by the airline that her peacock could not be allowed on the flight as it exceeded the size and weight guidelines. Still, that's not to say people haven't tried. Delta said it carries almost 250,000 service or support animals each year and saw an 84 percent increase in reported animal incidents since 2016, along with an increas...

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  • Missing Pierre Agnes: Sea search suspended for Quiksilver boss
Missing Pierre Agnes: Sea search suspended for Quiksilver boss

American surfer Kelly Slater posted a picture of Agnes on his Instagram feed saying: "I love this man", adding that Agnes' boat "washed ashore in the cold, early morning fog". He is a former worldwide surfer for France who joined Quiksilver 30 years ago at their European HQ in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Agnes, an experienced surfer , worked at Qu...

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  • South Korea says it has uncovered $600 M in cryptocurrency crimes
South Korea says it has uncovered $600 M in cryptocurrency crimes

Kim Dong-Yeon put an end to the sometimes murky and conflicting comments emerging from various official and banking authorities. Reinforcing Seoul's intent to tighten the screws on a market widely seen as opaque and risky by global policymakers, the country's customs earlier on Wednesday announced it had uncovered illegal cryptocurrency forei...

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  • Laura Ashley brings new bedding, paint coordinates to Bon-Ton
Laura Ashley brings new bedding, paint coordinates to Bon-Ton

Liquidation sales will begin February 1, according to the announcement, and will run for 10 to 12 weeks at all of the 42 sites that are being closed. Bon-Ton said it has partnered with third-party liquidator Hilco Merchant Resources, to help manage the closing stores' sales.

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  • JAB's Keurig Green Mountain acquires Dr Pepper Snapple
JAB's Keurig Green Mountain acquires Dr Pepper Snapple

The agreement was unanimously approved by the Dr Pepper Snapple Board of Directors. (NYSE: DPS ) has declined 1.39% since January 27, 2017 and is downtrending. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 2 with "Buy". Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades ...

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  • Heller, Ryan giving Wynn donations to charity
Heller, Ryan giving Wynn donations to charity

Wynn, a major Republican donor, is building a resort casino in Everett. "The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous", Wynn said in a statement that Wynn Resorts sent to media outlets Friday. He also thanked US President Donald Trump for the job. Fallout over and the resignation of Steve Wynn mounted Sunday as calls increased...

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  • ITC rules Boeing not harmed by Bombardier
ITC rules Boeing not harmed by Bombardier

As a result of the decision, the U.S. Commerce Department will not collect a penalty from Bombardier. Karl Moore, a business professor at McGill University said he thinks the plan to build C Series planes in the US probably did play a role.

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