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Iraq forces reach key Mosul bridge

He added that Iraqi troops suffered casualties, but didn't give a specific number. Iraqi helicopters and air strikes by the US-led coalition have played a key role in the latest progress, but the density of the civilian population inside the city will limit air support. Read More

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Kim Jong-nam Died from Huge Dose of Nerve Agent

Malaysian police said they had been trained to go immediately to the washroom and clean their hands. Before leaving his homeland, Kim was considered as the main candidate for succeeding Kim Jong Il. Abdul Samah, the police chief leading the investigation, said authorities will allow "reasonable" time for the diplomat to come forward, before issuing a notice compelling him to do so, according to AP. Read More

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Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) Assigned A Consensus Hold Rating

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) Assigned A Consensus Hold Rating

Target has a history of performing better than anticipated when it comes to EPS, while mostly announcing in-line revenue. The share price of the stock surged 65.94% for the year. Target Corp. on 11/16/2016 reported its EPS as $1.04 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.83. Prospect Capital Corporation had a return on equity of 9.96% and a net margin of 47.32%. Read More

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FCC's O'Rielly Backs Staying Data Security Rule Implementation

Those ad-related regulations - by far, the most hotly debated portion of the privacy order - prohibit ISPs from drawing on subscribers' Web surfing history or their app usage for ad targeting, without their express consent. The CRA, enacted in 1996 as part of then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America", has rarely been used. If it's used on the FCC rules, the agency would no longer be able to establish any privacy standards for broadband companies, unless Congress explicitly ... Read More

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Poll has Macron beating Le Pen in presidential run-off

Poll has Macron beating Le Pen in presidential run-off

Le Pen's father, Jean-Marie, made it into the run-off against the incumbent Jacques Chirac, where the challenger was trounced 82 percent to 18 percent. Then in January allegations surfaced that Fillon had paid his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for parliamentary work she might not have done. Despite all this, French voters who do not want Le Pen, who is now expected to make it into the second round of voting, are calm. Read More

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CPS Threatens to End Year Early

CPS Threatens to End Year Early

In addition, summer school would be eliminated for all elementary students except those in special education programs. "The next round of cuts nearly certainly require CPS to cut even more days from this year's school calendar - ending as early as June 1, 2017", the motion states. Read More

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Was that 'Moonlight' Oscar mix-up caused by a tweet?

Was that 'Moonlight' Oscar mix-up caused by a tweet?

PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed that the presenters, Dunaway and Beatty, "had been mistakenly given the wrong category envelope". "I opened the envelope and it said 'Emma Stone, La La Land .' That's why I looked at Faye, and at you". That said, my subconscious still tells me it's going to be a disaster. While viewers could clearly see the look of shock and confusion on the faces of the producers, actors and directors gathered on the stage, the true magic was happening off screen in an ... Read More

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AmTrust Misses Projections On Q4 EPS, Beats On Revenues

AmTrust Misses Projections On Q4 EPS, Beats On Revenues

Earnings per share for the recently concluded quarter is expected to come in at $0.74 a share with $1.21B in revenue. AmTrust Financial Services had a return on equity of 19.81% and a net margin of 8.39%. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink . The shares were sold at an average price of $25.74, for a total transaction of $128,700.00. Read More

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Tata - Docomo decide to settle Rs 7,78-crore dispute out of court

Tata - Docomo decide to settle Rs 7,78-crore dispute out of court

Limited shares spurted 20% Tuesday morning amid reports Tata Sons has agreed to pay damages to NTT DoCoMo, the Japanese telecom major, to settle their dispute over the latter's exit from a joint venture in India. When DoCoMo chose to get out in 2014, Tata was unable to find a buyer for the Japanese firm's stake and offered to buy the stake itself for half of DoCoMo's $2.2 billion investment. Read More

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Stock Price of Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) Decreases -9.71%

While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 12.4%. Scotiabank reiterated a "sector perform" rating and issued a C$4.00 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a report on Friday. While looking at the Stock's Performance, Yamana Gold, Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of -18.9%, where Monthly Performance is -14.15%, Quarterly performance is -9.83%, 6 Months performance is -37.53% and yearly performance percentage is 1.3%. Read More

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Philippine police 'ready to go back' to Duterte's war on drugs

Philippine police 'ready to go back' to Duterte's war on drugs

He said he would discuss the problem on drug war with police and military during a scheduled command conference on Monday. More than 6,500 people have been killed in Duterte's drug war, launched after he took office eight months ago. The police chief also claimed that drug trafficking and drug use in the country increased over the last month. Although the anti-drug war and the "vigilante-style" killings of suspected drug dealers and users continued in the past one month, it was reportedly ... Read More

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9 bank unions to strike today; cheque clearances may be hit

9 bank unions to strike today; cheque clearances may be hit

Chandigarh:Bank employees stage a strike over wage revision and compensation issue. Private banks like HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, cooperative banks and others will function normally. It closes bank branches, outsources permanent jobs and hence impacts existing employees. The attempts to find a solution to the demands raised by bank unions yielded no results and hence, UFBU made a decision to proceed with the proposed strike on February 28, Venkatachalam said. Read More

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Wild's Parise, Pominville Diagnosed With Mumps

Multiple NHL teams were afflicted by the disease that year. The Wild returned to practice Sunday evening after being off since Wednesday as part of its bye. This is the second time in recent seasons that the team has battled mumps. In addition, the virus may spread when someone with mumps touches items or surfaces without washing their hands and someone else then touches the same surface and rubs their mouth or nose. Read More

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Research Report for: Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. The Mean and Low price Targets are $125.33 and $108, respectively. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.80 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 24th. The Weekly Volatility is 3.92 percent and the Monthly Volatility is 2.91 percent. Read More

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Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Stellar 2017 Headliners

The media outlet hosting its 12th annual festival has revealed the three acts headlining this year's event. In a Facebook Live video, Rodeffer painted the lineup on a brick wall outside Soho House in the West Loop. Until March 1, Pitchfork is also offering a layaway plan that allows attendees to pay for a three-day pass in three installments. More performers are expected to be announced soon. Read More

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ART Advisors LLC Buys Shares of 38800 Enbridge Inc (ENB)

Harvest Fund Advisors LLC now owns 9,595,124 shares of the company's stock valued at $222,607,000 after buying an additional 2,545,503 shares during the last quarter. Several other research analysts also recently commented on ENB. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Enbridge from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday. Read More

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Housebuilder Persimmon records 23% profit surge

The group built 15,171 homes for customers across the United Kingdom, an increase of 599 on the previous 12 months. Average prices were up 3.8 per cent which meant an average home costs around £206,765. Chairman Nicholas Wrigley said: "Despite some understandable caution being exercised by consumers and corporates alike during the period ahead of the European Union referendum, the result created an immediate and significant uncertainty in the markets". Read More

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Keep the faith, says Warren Buffett

Keep the faith, says Warren Buffett

Weschler also told a German magazine past year that cloud computing and apps had made customers more loyal to Apple . But now, Mr. Buffett says he would consider doing it if Bank of America raises its dividend, and would exchange its Bank of America preferred shares to fund the transaction. Read More

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Pending home sales hit lowest level in a year

Pending home sales hit lowest level in a year

Pending home sales were up 4.3 percent in January in the Twin Cities metro area from a year before, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. Yet those potential buyers are dealing with a highly competitive market: The typical home was available for sale for only 50 days last month, down from 64 a year earlier. Read More

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'We don't want a two-day Test' - KSCA secretary

'We don't want a two-day Test' - KSCA secretary

The batsmen would hope for the turn and strive to take the bat out of the way. Even with the impact being umpire's call, the ball was hitting the middle of middle stump . Fellow spinner Nathan Lyon snared the other four wickets. "This was one of the worst defeats of the Indian team". It was not Kohli alone who was outdone by the spin. Read More

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Automakers Knew of Takata Airbag Problems for Years, Lawsuit Alleges

Department of Justice and Takata despite several objections filed by attorneys representing victims in civil cases filed separately against Takata . The parties suing Takata and five automakers - Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and BMW - allege that those five automakers knew about Takata's faulty airbag inflators and chose to sell vehicles equipped with those parts anyway, The Detroit News reports . Read More

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Steady Stock: HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ)

Steady Stock: HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ)

The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.03/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 33.3%. The companys revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter past year. In other news, insider Kim M. Rivera sold 14,220 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 13th. The average and low price target for the stock are $10.11 and $5.11, respectively. Read More

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Most Recent analysts Ratings: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX)

Several other equities research analysts have also commented on VRX. Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 4.40%. Scotiabank restated a sector perform rating and set a $17.00 target price (down from $32.00) on shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in a research report on Thursday, November 10th. Read More

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Senate passes measure to allow guns at government meetings

It was sent to the House Appropriations committee , where it now sits. One section of the bill provides money for the ACE Fund, which provides grants to local economic development entities to help expand businesses. Lawmakers have tried unsuccessfully for years to repeal the ban on Sunday liquor sales. "That's why this bill is so important". Wednesday morning, the Kansas House passed the first step toward restoring due process rights. Read More

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The BMW Tupac Was Killed in Is on Sale for $1.5 Million

The music star died in September 1996 when the BMW he was in was shot at in a drive-by in Las Vegas. The whip has reportedly changed owners a few times, amassing more than 90,000 miles in the process. RR Auction only revealed that the buyer is from the Midwestern United States. Shakur did and then released his 1996 double album " All Eyez on Me " - his biggest release and the last before his death. Read More

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In Brilliant Move, Nokia Revives Classic 'Dumb Phone' 3310

In Brilliant Move, Nokia Revives Classic 'Dumb Phone' 3310

And let's not forget its legendary customisable, swappable front and rear panels. It shared the news at an event Sunday ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona , Spain, where more than 100,000 people are expected to attend. These phones come with Pure Android without any skins on top and as per Nokia they have plans to keep the phone updated as Google releases updates for Android. Read More

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Warren Buffett's letter to shareholders

Warren Buffett's letter to shareholders

The odds are still against anyone who fills out a bracket, but Buffett said "it's not impossible - and somebody's gonna win $100,000 or they'll divide it up". Contentious political divisions in the USA were addressed briefly. "If there were ever to be another Ajit and you could swap me for him, don't hesitate", Buffett wrote. Read More

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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (LJPC) Stock Skyrockets on Hypotension Study Results

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (LJPC) Stock Skyrockets on Hypotension Study Results

According the company, 70% of the 163 patients treated with LJPC-501 during the phase III trial achieved a pre-specified blood-pressure target response compared to 23% of the 158 patients who received a placebo. Given the upbeat clinical news, it is no surprise to see shares rallying sharply today. Around half a million distributive shock cases are reported in the United States each year, of which around 200,000 develop CRH. Read More

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