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Scottish government pushes up tax rates

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Finance secretary, Derek Mackay, announced a new tax band of 21p for those earning more than £24,000. The higher rate of tax will be increased from 40p to 41p and the top rate from 45p to 46p. So far, they have simply added the ten basis points back to keep the rates the same as in the United Kingdom although they made a minor change by not raising the threshold at which people start to pay the 40 per cent tax from April this year , as was the case in the rest of the UK. Read More »

Eye-Catching Volume Performers: The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

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It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500. Flossbach Von Storch Ag decreased its stake in Pfizer (PFE) by 31.9% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Parametric Portfolio Ltd Company invested in 0.01% or 145,516 shares. Capitalizing on market dips can be highly profitable when thoroughly researched and executed. Read More »

Comparable Company Analysis: Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC), Digital Power Corporation (DPW)

Nokota Management Lp increased Tenet Healthcare Corp ( THC ) stake by 71.2% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Sterling Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Tenet Healthcare in the 3rd quarter valued at $227,000. (NYSE:THC). Next Fincl Incorporated stated it has 1,650 shares. Bluefin Trading Limited Liability Corporation holds 134,812 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Read More »

Blue Origin flies next-generation New Shepard vehicle

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The latest test launch took place on Tuesday, with a brand new rocket and an upgraded crew capsule that closer resembles the spacecraft that will launch passengers. That previous test series concluded with a successful abort test, which was expected to result in the loss of the booster. Details are sketchy. Blue Origin , which is run by billionaire Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has not released any information about the test. Read More »

Moors & Cabot Inc. Has $2.57 Million Position in Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI)

Johnson Fin Grp Inc Inc Inc reported 3,197 shares. The company had revenue of $3.28 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.21 billion. Therefore 59% are positive. Kinder Morgan had 67 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $2600 target. Read More »

Will Shares of Merck & Company Inc (MRK) Keep Inching Downward?

UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) has risen 12.89% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q2. 1 analysts say it's a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. DA Davidson maintained Coty Inc. JP Morgan maintained the shares of MRK in report on Monday, September 21 with "Overweight" rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 15 by Jefferies. Read More »

Bank of England holds key rate at 0.5% in unanimous vote

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The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted unanimously to maintain base bank rate at 0.5%, amidst a backdrop of sluggish consumption, Brexit, and modest GDP expectations. The Bank said: "The Committee remains of the view that, were the economy to follow the path expected in the November Inflation Report, further modest increases in Bank Rate would be warranted over the next few years, in order to return inflation sustainably to the target. Read More »

Patreon rescinds maligned fee restructure: "We messed up. We're sorry"

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A lot of talk popped up on social media and within discussion threads following Patreon's most recent change, with some users saying they're switching over to Hatreon. This isn't the first time , or the most dramatic time , that a tech platform's users have revolted over a product change or new fee. "We f-ed up. Read More »

Discovering Momentum Stocks: American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP), MuleSoft, Inc. (MULE)

Among 19 analysts covering American Electric Power Company Inc . Smithfield Trust Co. grew its stake in shares of American Electric Power by 8.1% in the 2nd quarter. The company P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 20.87 and Forward P/E ratio is 17.52. The stock's quarterly performance indicates a negative momentum of -25.72 percent, whereas its last one month trend is pessimistic with -12.59 percent. Read More »

WPI inflation touches 8-month high of 3.93 percent in November

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Wholesale prices climbed 3.93 percent year-over-year in November, faster than the 3.59 percent increase in October. However, price of onion-a key ingredient used in Indian kitchen-more than doubled in November as compared with a contraction (-) 55.32 percent during the same period a year ago. Read More »

WTI, Brent crude prices will remain apart in 2018

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Fed officials also expressed optimism in the economy, hiking their projection for economic growth in 2017 to 2.5%, while growth in 2018 was expected to rise to 2.5%, a 0.4% increase from the Fed's September projections. Even so, commenting on the data Thomas Pugh at Capital Economics believed producer countries were still underestimating by how much USA production would rise. Read More »

Wine glasses are getting larger

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Wine consumption has increased significantly in the past two decades. They also suspect a larger glass encourages the brain to drink quicker by fooling it into thinking there is more to get through, even when smaller measures are poured. Read More »

Disney set to acquire entertainment assets from 21st Century Fox

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Iger previously announced he was going to step down in 2019 . The deal announcement comes amid considerable interest for Fox from not just Disney, but also the likes of Comcast and Verizon . Comcast is dropping out of the running to buy a majority of 21st Century Fox , clearing the path for Disney to complete an acquisition should it choose to do so. Read More »

ACCC opposes BP takeover of Woolies servos

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Woolworths says it has worked closely over many months with BP and the ACCC through an extremely rigorous and demanding process. "Many consumers seeking out cheaper petrol will head to Woolworths petrol stations", Mr Sims said. Ms Smith said retailer competition and diversity was critical in keeping prices fair. The Woolworths-BP acquisition deal has been in the works for more than a year. Read More »

Sports Direct investors veto £11m payout to Ashley's brother

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Sports Direct International unveiled a 67% drop in earnings on Thursday, despite claiming its stores were experiencing strong trading performance. Shares fell as much as 7% in early trading. retailers Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports in May. He said that the group intends to open between 10 and 20 new flagship stores next year. Whilst our reported profit before tax has been impacted by fair value adjustments and transitional factors such as the disposal of assets in FY17; our ... Read More »

INEOS' North Sea pipeline closure 'worth £20m a day'

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The benchmarks, Brent crude was up 58 cents a barrel and settled down at $1.35, or 2.1%, on Tuesday and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 54 cents a barrel. Gasoline stocks rose by 2.3 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 2.5 million-barrel gain. USA crude oil stockpiles fell by 5.1 million barrels in the week to December 8, the fourth consecutive week of decline, to 442.99 million barrels, the lowest since October 2015. Read More »

Big oil inventories in USA draw again

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Both benchmarks were up from last Tuesday. Britain's biggest pipeline from its North Sea oil and gas fields is likely to be shut for several weeks for repairs, its operator said on Tuesday. Inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma, site decreased by 2.704 million barrels this week. January crude rose 12 cents, or 0.2%, from Tuesday to $57.26 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, little changed from before the supply data. Read More »

ADB revises upwards 2017 GDP to 5.8 per cent

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For the following fiscal, the projections have been revised down "mainly because a faster recovery in crude oil prices likely in 2018 will add fiscal pressure, and because private investment growth is expected to remain soft", it said. GDP growth however, reversed the decline in Q2 at 6.3 per cent. Infrastructure investment continued to play an important role in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. Read More »

Commonwealth Bank admits to money-laundering in response to AUSTRAC

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It denied that this amounted to eight separate contraventions, but agreed it did not adhere to all transaction monitoring requirements relating to certain affected accounts. The breach of statutory laws brought to light by AUSTRAC earlier this year has exposed CBA to the possibility of multi-million dollar fines, more than 100 of which it is set to defend itself from in March next year. Read More »

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam

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That's well below Shazam's once reported $1 billion post-valuation, the company has recently been on the decline due to the inability to find a viable business model and underperforming by only pulling in $56 million in 2016. In a statement, Shazam said, "We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple". Shazam's smartphone app is already tightly integrated with Apple's Siri digital assistant. Read More »

Secret Santa donates coins worth $1500 to Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army has been doing it for more than a century, and say it's very special every time. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. Read More »

Unusual Spotlight: Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) ,LiqTech International, Inc. (LIQT)

Technology stocks declined the most. It indicates oversold and overbought price levels for a stock. This is a problem for day traders and it could mean the difference between a profitable and non-profitable trade. A value of 50-75 would identify a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would lead to an extremely strong trend. Analyzing historical data can give some perception of how a security or market has reacted to various different variables, from regular economic cycles to sudden ... Read More »

What's Next for Casey's General Stores, Inc. (CASY) After Today's Significant Decline?

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It also provides loan products, including commercial real estate, commercial construction, and other commercial loans; municipal loans for capitalized expenditures, construction projects, or tax-anticipation notes; residential term loans comprising amortizing home mortgages and construction loans, which include loans for owner-occupied residential construction; home equity loans and lines of credit; and consumer loans, which are amortizing loans to individuals collateralized by automobiles, ... Read More »