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February jobs report blows out expectations! Trump cranking it up already

Zandi noted that an "unseasonably mild winter weather undoubtedly played a role". Prior to the report's release, economists polled by ADP were projecting the addition of 190,000 private-sector jobs. We actually lost ground in January when the government reported average hourly earnings were up just 2.5% over the previous year, down from the 2.9% reported just a month earlier. Read More »

H & R Block Inc Shares Surge Following Market-Beating Q4 Results

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The analyst comments came on the back of H & R Block reporting a loss per share from continuing operations of 49 cents, which was wider than the analyst's estimate of 44 cents a share. H & R Block Inc has a 12 month low of $19.18 and a 12 month high of $29.81. As earning per share serves as an indicator for company's profitability, analyst have given their estimate trends for the next year with quarterly estimate of $3.39. Read More »

White House Under Fire For Alleged Plagiarism

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Further, numerous products that will be manufactured here in the United States by American workers will be exported to other countries, which will improve the balance of trade. Exxon recently agreed to buy rights to about 250,000 more acres, doubling its presence in the Permian at a cost of up to $6.6 billion - a huge bet on the hottest oil and gas field in the country. Read More »

Asset Managers Continue to Merge to Get Scale

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That values Aberdeen in line with Friday's market value of 3.77 billion pounds, according to Bloomberg calculations. "We have always been clear that it is Standard Life's ambition to become a world-class investment company and that this would be achieved through continued investment in diversification and growth, coupled with a sharp focus on financial discipline", said Standard Life Chief Executive Keith Skeoch. Read More »

Nunes, acceding to White House, says Trump's wiretap claim will be investigated

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Former White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Sunday that it "may come as some surprise" to President Donald Trump that the president of the United States can not in fact "unilaterally order" the surveillance of a US citizen. "It is false. Wrong", the former official said. Trump said the tweets. On Sunday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement in part saying such reports are "very troubling" and that Trump wants congressional intelligence committees, ... Read More »

Share sale at Deutsche Bank no longer a taboo

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As well as the capital increase, Deutsche plans to retain subsidiary Postbank - long slated to be sold off - and partially float its Deutsche Asset Management unit . The combined business would have more than 20 million customers with planned savings of $23 billion by 2018. The bank said the share sale would boost its common equity Tier 1 ratio to 14.1 percent and set a new target of "comfortably above" 13 percent. Read More »

Deal done? Reports PSA/GM have signed Opel agreement

An official announcement is expected to be made tomorrow (Monday 6 March), with ministers confident that the deal will secure 4,500 manufacturing jobs and pensions, with no immediate plans for the closure of Vauxhall's Luton and Ellesmere Port plants. Read More »

Stock Volume Ramping Up Mid-Session: Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF)

The brokerage now has $13.10 target price on the apparel retailer's stock. The stock went down -9.02% at some stage in past quarter. The stock spiked 16.68% last month and is up 12.89 this year. 16 rated the company as a "Hold". This rating was issued on 1/04/17. A financial analyst works on either the buy-side or sell-side for a business. The price-earnings ratio (P/E Ratio) is 70.00. Read More »

Trump to SEAL's widow: 'We will never forget Ryan'

Carryn Owens , widow of slain Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens , attended President Trump's speech to Congress. "Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero - battling against terrorism and securing our nation", Trump told hundreds of lawmakers and millions of Americans watching the prime time TV broadcast. Read More »

Sorry to ruin your day, but Dev Patel has a girlfriend

The 26-year-old London-born actor is reported to be in a relationship with his Hotel Mumbai co-star, and the pair have been pictured HOLDING HANDS (do we need more proof than that?) while out and about in LA. The film will center around "the 2008 terrorist attacks on the Taj Mahal hotel in India" and is expected to be released this year. The former Skins actor previously dated his Slumdog Millionaire co-star Freida Pinto, before they split in 2014 after six years. Read More »

Nintendo Offers First Look At Switch eShop

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Let us know in the comments or join in the conversation on Facebook , Twitter , or Discord! To find your nearest Supercenter, just use the Wal-Mart store locator here and type in your zip code. They've announced a subscription service for Switch owners after the launch, but they'll only get one Virtual Console game per month, and it's only for that month. Read More »

PNP chief wants to return to war vs. illegal drugs

The human rights groups believe that numerous others were extra-judicial executions committed in cooperation with the police. Thirteen detainees facing drug charges escaped from jail on Sunday, the latest in a series of prison breaks in the Philippines, authorities said. Read More »

Oil prices fall due to rising U.S. crude inventories

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In the past couple of months, traders have been profiting off sending oil cargoes from the North Sea, West Africa and the Americas to the Asian markets, cutting in into the market shares of the Middle Eastern producers. Industry data on Wednesday showed USA crude inventories fell by 884,000 barrels in the week to February 17 to 512.7 million, compared with analyst expectations for an increase of 3.5 million barrels. Read More »

Army Corps To Close Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camps

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Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he already has the authority to deputize agents from certain federal agencies, but the Senate bill would expand that to agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Department of Homeland Security. Read More »

Could Betsy DeVos be an ally for transgender students? It's complicated

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The Trump administration's Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has said that public education is "a dead end , " which is potentially ominous news for many families around the United States". "Ms. DeVos initially resisted signing off and told Mr. Trump that she was uncomfortable because of the potential harm that rescinding the protections could cause transgender students", reported the NY Times . Read More »

AAP slams Modi, Rajnath over Ramjas violence

There are 750 universities and 42,000 colleges and just three places have this issue and that is because some political powers created such centres which are in turn causing nuisance. While colleges were closed today due to holiday on Maha Shivaratri, the students residing in hostels and PG accommodations in the areas said they felt "uneasy" to roam around the campus which had heavy police deployment. Read More »

Boehner Predicts Most of Obamacare Will Remain

Under the 2010 law, people are required to have health coverage or risk fines from the IRS - a penalty usually deducted from a taxpayer's refund. Constituents of Congressman Dave Brat, R-Va., hold signs as he answers questions during a town hall meeting with the congressman in Blackstone, Va., Feb. Read More »

Pac-12 women's basketball champion to be determined this weekend

Coming into this game, OR is tied for fifth in the conference, where a win over the Bears would help solidify its place in the NCAA Tournament. The win is Oregon's fourth in a row, and Brooks finished with 22 points. Freshman forward T.J. Leaf, another projected first-round draft pick if he leaves school, leads UCLA in scoring (16.7 per game) and rebounding (8.7) while shooting 62.8 percent from the field. Read More »

RBI, Owner Of Tim Hortons, Burger King, To Buy Popeye's Chicken Chain

Shares of Restaurant Brands International increased about 7% to $57.42 in mid-day trading Tuesday, and shares of Popeyes rose 19% in pre-market trading. "We look forward to taking an already very strong brand and accelerating its pace of growth and opening new restaurants in the USA and around the world", Schwartz added. Read More »

Barclays swings to profit as overhaul nears end

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He said today that the lender's so-called non-core division, which houses the subsidiaries that will either be offloaded or closed, will be shutdown by the end of June, six months earlier than previously planned. Underlying profits (excluding one-off items) rose from £6.2 billion to £6.4 billion, though in both United Kingdom and global divisions, profits fell back slightly. Read More »

FOMC Minutes: Fed Has Ample Time To Respond If Inflation Pressures Emerge

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According to minutes released Wednesday from the central bank's last policy meeting, some officials were of the view that it might be appropriate to move "potentially at an upcoming meeting", the Wall Street Journal reports. The financial markets are forecasting about a 22 percent chance even though the Fed in December forecast three moves could be on the way in 2017. However, it may also reflect the same uncertainties surrounding fiscal policy and a targeting of the currency that ... Read More »

Plane evacuated after landing gear collapses during touchdown

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Photographers Dennis Janssen was at the airport to shoot footage of planes landing during the adverse weather when he captured this incident by chance. Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener said: "Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our passengers and crew". "The Bombardier Q400 aircraft is created to continue flying safely with one of its engines shut down but, as is standard procedure, the aircraft was met by the airport's emergency service vehicles". Read More »

Norwegian Air To Fly Out of Bradley International

Or they can pay a $70 bundled fee for a checked bag, meal and specific seat. On that basis, we are really thrilled with today's news. The Scandinavian firm confirmed 10 new routes and 38 transatlantic weekly flights from Edinburgh, Belfast, Cork, Shannon and Dublin to New York, Boston and New England. Read More »

Mnuchin promises tax reform will pass by August

During the campaign, candidate Trump had set a goal of achieving growth, as measured by the gross domestic product, of 4 percent or better. "We want to make sure that these agencies work together and that we have good regulation... Mnuchin added that, "we're in an environment where there's very attractive investment opportunities in the United States, and I think that's reflective of the administration's goals and what the market thinks of it". Read More »

Macy's Inc (M) Upgraded at Atlantic Securities

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In contrast, Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) reported a 2.8 percent rise in US sales in the fourth quarter, helped by higher store traffic and strong online sales. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of Macy's in a research note on Tuesday, November 1st. Sales in fiscal 2016 totaled $25.8 billion, down 4.8% from $27.1 billion previous year. Read More »

Verizon and Yahoo! Reportedly Have Agreed to a Revised Deal

The security breaches raised concerns that people might decrease their usage of Yahoo e-mail and other digital services that Verizon is buying. Yahoo has agreed to the price cut and will be sold to Verizon for $4.46 billion (£3.59bn), with both companies splitting the costs of the lawsuit that have been levied at Yahoo after the data breaches were reported. Read More »

CONFIRMED: Body in bushland is missing Melbourne mum Karen Ristevski

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The breakthrough in the case came on Monday at 12.30pm when a bushwalker stumbled upon her body between two logs, not far from a dirt track off Loch Road in Mount Macedon Regional Park. Homicide Squad detectives arrive at the scene in Mount Macedon. Her husband and step son, Anthony, have been interviewed by police since her disappearance but both denied any wrongdoing and were released. Read More »

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) recently purchased by insider VADON MARK C

Menear and his team forecast sales growth of just under 5% in 2017, which is consistent with management's goal of passing $100 billion of annual revenue by 2018. Finally, Bank of America Corp reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $128.72 price target (up from $127.67) on shares of Home Depot , Inc. If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved up 1.03% to end the day at $143.00. Read More »

Banks lead global rally as Yellen buoys equities

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Ms. Yellen, in prepared remarks that were identical to those she delivered to the Senate panel Tuesday, repeated that the Fed likely would raise short-term rates at one of "our upcoming meetings " if the economy continued to improve as expected. Read More »

President Trump visits South Carolina Friday

The 15-minute remarks he delivered in SC reinforced numerous themes he has made for months, both as a presidential candidate and since he was sworn in. The president was accompanied aboard Air Force One on his flight to Charleston International Airport by his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner, and White House Chief of State Reince Priebus. Read More »

General Motors looks to sell loss-making Vauxhall and Opel

Commentary from Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book analysts on the ongoing, strategic discussions between General Motors and PSA Group, parent company of Peugeot and Citroen. We'll update the story as soon as more is known. Opel has made successful models such as the Mokka small SUV, but lacks larger versions of such high-margin vehicles. Read More »

Credit Suisse Keeps Losing Money, Plans More Layoffs (CS)

Keeping in view the bullish momentum of Asia's best equity market, report of Credit Suisse says that new companies would be enlisted in capital market after sale of PSX's 40pc stake to Chinese consortium. Nevertheless, Credit Suisse did maintain in calls to market analysts that it remains committed to commencing the sell of between 20-30 percent of its business in an initial public offering, and it still is open to other possible alternatives. Read More »

Is Restaurant Brands International Inc. in Your Portfolio?

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Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) reports comparable sales increased 2.8% for Burger King outlets in Q4 to top the consensus estimate for a 2.5% gain. bought a new stake in Restaurant Brands International during the third quarter worth $205,000. Finally, Fiera Capital Corp raised its position in shares of Restaurant Brands International by 1,139.3% in the second quarter. Read More »

Janet Yellen Faces 2 Tasks Before Congress

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Yellen warned that waiting too long to raise rates could allow inflation to spike and force the Fed to raise rates abruptly in the future, damaging economic growth. Nor did she give indications whether the first rate hike of the year might come at its next meeting in March or at the subsequent June meeting , which is when most analysts expect a rate increase. Read More »

Sears, Kmart drop 31 types of Trump products

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Sears Holdings , the parent company of both Sears and Kmart , patiently explained in a statement to ABC news on Saturday that they care too much about making money to continue selling the Trump line. "This is a direct attack on his policies and her name, so there's clearly an attempt for him to stand up for her because she's being maligned because they have a problem with his policies", Spicer said. Read More »

Nokia to acquire Comptel in software push

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Nokia is offering to pay €3.04 in cash for each share in Comptel, according to a statement from the company . Comptel's revenue in 2015 was Euro 98 million with 8.7 percent operating margin. The acquisition was one of the steps to add technology to help phone carriers manage their networks as mobile operators more and more rely on software to improve their networks. Read More »

World of Warcraft players can now exchange gold for Battle.net credit

For instance, Battle.net Balances can not be used on Blizzard Gear Store items or on Hearthstone products on mobile devices. Players who only have a limited cache in both games, however, will need to decide how much they want loot boxes versus how much they want their WoW characters to stay rich. Read More »

Why General Motors is Tanking

The share price of the stock surged 49.87% for the year. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.44, for a total transaction of $152,738.32. General Motors had plenty of strong data to report today, but investors may be declaring their hesitation towards the automotive industry right now. Read More »

Did a Planned Parenthood throw pizza parties if abortion quotas were met?

The Live Action video is the latest in its Abortion Corporation series, which highlights the ways in which Planned Parenthood promotes abortion at the expense of women's health. People always talk about the services that they offer, why do they offer that? "If they wanted to reduce the abortion rates, they wouldn't impose abortion quotas inside their facilities". Read More »

Twenty-First Century Fox's (FOXA) Outperform Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets

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Twenty-First Century Fox shares fell $0.55 (-1.77%) to $30.51 in after-hours trading Monday. The price to earnings growth ratio (PEG) is utilized for determining a stock's value in relation to the company's earnings . (FOX) reported a profit for its second quarter that rose from past year. ROI deals with the invested cash in the company and the return the investor realize on that money based on the net profit of the business. Read More »

Israeli army strikes Gaza after rocket fired

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Missiles and rockets are occasionally fired at Israel but are often attributed to other Islamist groups inside empoverished Gaza. Gaza residents said a security compound and an observation post belonging to Hamas were hit. The military said one exploded in an open field. Hamas Movement warned Monday evening that it would not "allow a continuation of Israeli escalation against the people of Gaza". Read More »

Le Pen launches French presidential bid

Hamon, who wants to implement a universal income, legalize cannabis and a "robot tax", is now running in fourth position in the race behind Le Pen, Macron and Fillon but is gaining support in the latest poll conducted by Ifop, a polling firm. Read More »

Qatar Airways Plane Takes Longest Flight in History

Qatar may not hold the record for too long, however, as Singapore Airlines is planning on opening a route from Singapore to NY route in 2018, which will come in some 800 km longer. The airline also said that the flight's journey was longer than the entire Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, which were filmed in New Zealand . Read More »

Africa Cup of Nations Final

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Arsenal midfielder, Mohammed Elneny, had given the Pharaohs the lead in the first half and Egypt were looking good for an astonishing eighth African title. Egypt head coach Hector Cuper , though, is expecting drama, saying: "This is going to be a great final - that is the feeling I have". Broos acknowledged the difficulties his side faced before taking home their fifth ANC title and first since 2002. Read More »