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Cargo catches fire moments before plane takes off at Hong Kong airport

The incident took place right before a cargo pallet was set to be loaded onto an American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. Smoke billows from loading equipment after it caught fire next to an American Airlines plane at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Read More »

AccorHotels offers $930M for Australia's Mantra Group

The deal would be the biggest acquisition by Accor in the Asia-Pacific region, which will give it over 20,000 rooms across Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia as also access to a growing tourism market. IBISWorld data has shown that Accor and Mantra would make up approximately 11 percent of Australia's hotel market. At the end of 2015, the French company agreed to buy FRHI Holdings Ltd., the Toronto-based parent of Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel brands, for more than US$3 billion. Read More »

United States slaps Bombardier with 300 percent in duties after Boeing complaint

In order to actually go into effect, the proposed penalties need approval from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The United States, Canada and Mexico also are negotiating to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement. Montreal-based Bombardier called Commerce's preliminary antidumping duty decision "an egregious overreach and misapplication of the US trade laws in an apparent attempt to block the C Series aircraft from entering the USA market". Read More »

Intel Corporation (INTC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

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Canaccord Genuity maintained Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) on Monday, August 31 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 11 with "Buy". Investors sentiment decreased to 1.67 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. $504,204 worth of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) shares were bought by SWAN ROBERT HOLMES . Read More »

Stock under Consideration: Omega Protein Corp (OME)

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OMEGA (OME) Alert: Johnson Fistel Investigates Proposed Sale of Omega Protein Corporation; Are Shareholders Getting a Fair Price? In taking a look at technical levels, shares are trading 34.21% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -32.00% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Read More »

Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) Rating Reiterated by Piper Jaffray Companies

Its up 9.43% from 17.68M shares previously. Scotiabank reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of Continental Resources in a report on Friday, June 30th. Geode Cap Mgmt Lc reported 658,761 shares. Brian Taylor increased its stake in Continental Resources Inc/Ok ( CLR ) by 291.95% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Read More »

Melbourne United fall to Oklahoma City Thunder by one point

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United, previously known as the Melbourne Tigers, are the joint-second most successful NBL side in history, but that didn't stop Westbrook from shutting down their chances of an upset in brutal fashion. The Australians were not intimidated despite facing some of the NBA's biggest stars, including guard Westbrook who just signed a $US205 million contract extension and new All-Star recruits Anthony and George. Read More »

Model Says She Received Rape Threats For Posing With Unshaven Legs

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She stars in an Adidas advert promoting the brand's new Superstar trainers, but has faced a backlash since the campaign video was released on Youtube, with many commenters describing her body hair as "disgusting". Despite all the negativity and body shaming, the support for Bystrom also comes in thick and fast, with many online users praising her bravery in defying beauty conventions. Read More »

Sensex, Nifty end flat; CIL, HUL, DRL top gainers

India's top 50 listed firms, which comprise the benchmark NSE Nifty50 index, are expected to report a mild recovery in earnings during the July-September 2017 quarter, driven by a relatively good show by banks and commodity producers. Leading IT exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is set to come out with its earnings numbers on Thursday. Besides, domestic institutional investors pumped in funds unabated. Read More »

Millennium & Copthorne Agrees To GBP1.8 Billion Price Tag

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M&C's independent directors, who do not include the appointees of CDL to the M&C board (such as Mr Kwek Leng Beng, Mr Kwek Leng Peck and Mr Kwek Eik Sheng), formed an independent committee to evaluate CDL's proposed offer, CDL said. City Developments indirectly held shares representing a 65.2 percent stake in M&C as of October 9. It was the second large deal announced by CDL in as many weeks. Read More »

Wal-Mart to speed up returns for items bought online (WMT, AMZN)

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Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA now owns 138,747 shares of the retailer's stock valued at $10,500,000 after purchasing an additional 1,994 shares in the last quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors increased Wal ( WMT ) stake by 46.19% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $81.00 target price on shares of Wal-Mart Stores in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Read More »

BAE Systems plans to cut 1000 jobs in the UK

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Numerous job cuts will affect BAE's Warton Plant in Preston, Lancashire, according to Sky News , and relate predominantly due to a slowdown in production of the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. As Britain's biggest defence contractor, BAE employs 34,600 people in the UK. Sources have claimed Brexit is " not a factor " in the decision but it is likely to be raised at a meeting between business leaders and Theresa May later today. Read More »

Trump wants Secretary of State Tillerson to be 'a little bit tougher'

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Trump was engaged in a heated war of words with Kim Jong-Un, the leader of North Korea . President Trump said many more lies about Syria, its government, and how he will defeat the ISIS terrorists; but ever since they were armed, and supplied with Toyota trucks that were brought into Syria by Americans, they were protected from Syrian government forces. Read More »

Gas prices continue to slide

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This is about 6 cents cheaper than the national average, which sits at $2.47/g, and nearly a quarter cheaper than prices we saw just one month ago. The highest was about $2.54 per gallon in the Marquette area. AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state. Gas prices continue to fall across metro Detroit as they have seen a steady decline over the last few weeks. Read More »

Wood Group completes £2.2bn takeover of rival firm

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It will be funded by a one for 10 entitlement offer of about A$322mln and existing WorleyParsons debt facilities at A$13 per new share. Mr Watson said: "This transformational acquisition creates a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets". Read More »

Dwayne Johnson hits back after Tyrese Gibson rant

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The studio is looking to launch an expansion of the franchise before Vin Diesel walks away from it after Fast and Furious 10. The actor remembered, "A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, 'who they would like to see me work with?' She said would love to see me work with Dwayne". Read More »

Poundland & 170000 small retailers ignore Royal Mint's old £1 coins deadline

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The Federation of Small Businesses has advised its members to continue to accept the old coins for a "transition period" of a couple of weeks to avoid inconveniencing customers. The Federation for Small Business, which represents 170,000 businesses United Kingdom wide, has welcomed the move to introduce the new coins which help tackle fraud. Read More »

Behavioural economist Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel prize in economics

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Thaler, 72, "is a pioneer in behavioral economics, a research field in which insights from psychological research are applied to economic decision making", a background paper from the academy said. He is one of the forerunners of what is now known as "behavioral economics", one of the most vibrant subfields in the economics discipline. Economy is the last of this year's Nobels. Read More »

ITE Group plc (ITE) Earns Hold Rating from Peel Hunt

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Canaccord Genuity reissued a "hold" rating and set a GBX 166 ($2.20) price objective on shares of ITE Group plc in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 5th will be paid a dividend of GBX 8.40 ($0.11) per share. Read More »

Vegas Shooter Booked Hotel Room Overlooking Lollapalooza

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The Las Vegas shooting could change outdoor concert venues forever going forward, as many are considering new measures such as putting up more barriers to protect concertgoers from outside attacks. She was visiting her native Philippines. The official said no evidence has been found that Paddock ever came to Chicago that weekend. A high-stakes gambler and regular at the Mandalay Bay, Paddock checked into his 32nd-floor suite on September 28, three days before his meticulously planned ... Read More »

Truckers begin 36-hour strike to protest GST, high fuel prices

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However, confusion prevailed as the Bhubaneswar Goods Transport Association (BGTA) said it was supporting the strike and would be a part of it.The Transport Congress has raised a banner of revolt over non-inclusion of diesel in GST. AIMTC, the apex body of transporters, claims to represent around 93 lakh truckers and around 50 lakhs bus and tourist operators. The supplies of commodities including food will be affected due to the strike. Read More »

NRA: Trump administration, not Congress, should ban 'bump stocks'

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Under the Obama administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms permitted the sale of the devices in 2010. Even as sketchy details on investigations have come out, at least one thing can be said with certainty: The perpetrator of the tragedy was not a Muslim, was not black and was not a Hispanic immigrant. Read More »

Las Vegas Shooting: Still No Motive Known; No ISIS Connection, Police Say

The home was initially searched Monday by Las Vegas police looking for clues to the motive for the worst mass shooting in modern USA history. Clark County Undersheriff Kevin C. Paddock's vehicle, a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring, was found in the hotel parking garage and contained 90 pounds of Tannerite and two suitcases filled with hundreds of rounds of ammunition, according to information provided by the source. Read More »

Belgium dents Bosnia WCup hope with 4-3 win in Sarajevo

In the last five matches, Bosnia and Herzegovina have won three matches, lost one match and the other match ended in a draw whereas the team Belgium has won four matches and another match ended in a draw. Martinez also had nothing good to say about the pitch: "The pitch in Sarajevo was below any acceptable level. It was impossible to play any tactics ", Martinez said after the match. Read More »

Brokerage Firms Rate Precision Drilling Price Target at $7.73

The Contract Drilling Services segment operates its rigs in Canada, the United States and internationally. It provides service rigs for well completion, workover, abandonment, maintenance, and re-entry preparation services; snubbing units for pressure control services; camp and catering services; and water system services. Read More »