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Onboard brawl forces cruise ship to make unscheduled stop

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In what Carnival calls an "unprecedented" step, per News.com.au , nine males were kicked off the boat later Friday when it stopped in Eden, Australia, say New South Wales police. "We felt it was the best course of action for the safety and security of our guests and our crew". Another passenger identified only as Zac had told Neil Mitchell on Melbourne radio station 3AW he was going to be removed from the ship on Friday after being locked in his room by security overnight. Read More »

January sees slowest retail sales growth in 6 months

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This is the lowest growth since April 2017, but is an improvement on the -1.5% month-on-month decline recorded in December 2017. This was after ONS figures showed United Kingdom economic growth picking up the pace in the fourth quarter of 2017, rising 10 basis points to 0.5% for the period and making for overall GDP growth of 1.8% in 2017. Read More »

Christa Ackroyd tax case could affect "hundreds" of BBC presenters

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Christa Ackroyd earned more than the Prime Minister as co-host of the regional Look North programme on BBC One. "If the services provided by Ms Ackroyd were provided under a contract directly between the BBC and Ms Ackroyd, then Ms Ackroyd would be regarded for income tax purposes as an employee of the BBC". Read More »

The Man Group Plc (EMG) Receives "Outperform" Rating from Credit Suisse Group

More notable recent GrubHub Inc. The stock of Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, May 26 by Oppenheimer. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, March 18 by Jefferies. The stock of Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, July 29 by Panmure Gordon. On Friday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy". Read More »

Notable Active Alert for: Hecla Mining Company (HL)

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HL in report on Monday, August 7 with "Hold" rating. Needham maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, June 2 report. The rating was initiated by JMP Securities with "Buy" on Wednesday, January 3. Read More »

'Collapse in home-ownership among young adults since mid-1990s'

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Just 27 per cent of middle-income adults aged between 25 and 34 owned a home in 2016, down from 65 per cent among the same age group in the mid-Nineties, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found. The IFS said 25% of those born in the late 1980s owned their own home at the age of 27, compared with 33% of those born in the early 1980s and 43% of those born in the late 1970s. Read More »

Nirav Modi's PNB fraud case: Assets worth Rs. 5100 crore seized

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The bank said Nirav Modi , a billionaire jeweller and diamond merchant it believes to be at the centre of the fraud case , has so far not come up with any concrete plan to repay PNB. Now, reports are saying that he has been traced to an apartment in New York's Manhattan. His flagship Firestar Diamond says it has no involvement in the case . Read More »

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators cause ruckus at Olympics

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The United States' position on dialogue with North Korea hasn't exactly been consistent. South Korea treated the ferry as an exception to maritime sanctions it imposed on the North so it could transport the artists to the South. Inside, it had seven more pictures of their meetings with Moon and the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang - four of them featuring the South Korean leader, who was described as president. Read More »

Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) Shares Sold by IFP Advisors Inc

Hawk Ridge Management Llc increased its stake in Orion Engineered Carbons S A (OEC) by 29.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investors of record on Monday, March 5th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. Its down 0.20, from 1 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 87 investors sold NKE shares while 457 reduced holdings. Read More »

Love yourself, others this Valentine's Day

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Writing down your heart's desires on paper can be tedious, and the words may not come out right. Basma Mahmoud said that she suggested "One night for love" to her friends to compensate themselves emotionally during that day. For one-third of Canadians in a relationship, Valentine's Day offers them an opportunity to feel valued by their partner . Business conflicts for both of us will, unfortunately, prevent me from showing my bride appropriate Valentine's Day fun today, but.it's ... Read More »

Russian toll in Syria battle 300 killed, wounded

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He added that there were no coalition or SDF casualties and explained that coalition forces maintain "regular" contact with Russian counterparts using established telephone lines to avoid miscalculations that could endanger each other's forces. Read More »

PNB fraud PMLA case: ED summons Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

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Officials detected some fraudulent and unauthorized transactions in one of its branches in Mumbai "for the benefit of a few select account holders with their apparent connivance", PNB said in the statement. Reports say that he is ready to pay Rs 5,000 crore. An LoU is a letter of comfort issued by one bank to branches of other banks, based on which foreign branches offer credit to buyers. Read More »

House education leader gives up on 'voucher' plan - for this year

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There are 22 members of 40 in the House in the majority, with 17 Democrats, two Independents and three Republicans aligned with the Majority. The bill was amended in a House committee, increasing the reporting floor from $75 to $100. This is an important milestone in the legislative process and we will continue to work directly with lawmakers to ensure that this issue continues to move through the legislature and is ultimately signed by the Governor. Read More »

US PPI for final demand grows 0.4 pct in January

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The producer-price index, a measure of the prices businesses charge for their goods and services, rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4% in January from a month earlier, the Labor Department said Thursday. Food price inflation decelerated, and the official index for housing costs declined -2.0% year over year, after rising 1.3% year over year in December. Read More »

Snapchat Redesign Change.org Petition crossed 1million Signatures

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Snapchat's analytics arrive as the company is rolling out of a new design of the app that separates content from friends and content from publishers and influencers. They are also known as influencers and will get information about how often are people viweing their storeis. Kylie Jenner asked her Twitter followers what they thought of the changes, and then agreed with a follower who replied that they hated it. Read More »

PNB Fraud case: Nirav Modi left India a month before FIR

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Letters of undertaking are typically issued by a bank giving some sort of a guarantee on behalf of a company. Foreign bank branches too are under investigation. The government had directed all the banks that the NPA clean-up would help honest borrowers get loans. These were then allegedly cashed overseas from different banks, both private and public sector. Read More »

IEA: US could lead non-OPEC oil production in 2018

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The recent strong rally in oil, which peaked at the end of January was driven by self-enforced supply cuts by members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC ) to manipulate prices higher, and fight erosion from rising U.S. Read More »

Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Linked to White Supremacist Group

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The first victim of the attack was publicly identified on Thursday as Aaron Feis, an assistant coach on the school's football team and a school security guard who was shot while shielding students, the team said on Twitter . Florida Governor Rick Scott - a Republican - called for better regulation to keep unstable people from obtaining weapons, saying the us needed "to make sure that individuals with mental illness do not touch a gun". Read More »

HEB announces it's buying delivery app Favor

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Favor will continue to operate independently as a separate brand led by Chief Executive Officer and President, Jag Bath. Favor, launched in 2013, is utilized in 50 cities across the Lone Star State and said it is the first US on-demand delivery company to achieve profitability at scale. Read More »

Becton Dickinson Received its Third Buy in a Row

The hedge fund run by Ed Bosek held 2.13M shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $24.51M, up from 1.29M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vontobel Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) for 145,554 shares. Guggenheim Capital Ltd invested in 0.16% or 341,158 shares. Read More »

Fate of some ministers hangs in balance as Ramaphosa takes over

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Mr Zuma resigned after years of scandals that damaged the reputation of the ruling ANC , which had instructed him this week to step down or face a parliamentary motion of no confidence that he would nearly certainly lose. "It would be gratifying to see the dedication and goal the ANC put into ridding itself of Zuma now be directed into rebuilding the economy, dealing with the corruption still residing in the ANC and improving its shoddy governance record". Read More »

SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC Invests $232000 in Time Warner Inc (TWX)

Copeland Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Home Depot (HD) by 20.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 33,868 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.47 million, down from 58,822 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Read More »

TripAdvisor soars after reporting stronger-than-expected revenue (TRIP)

It also reduced its holding in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 81,157 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 111,783 shares, and cut its stake in Paypal Hldgs Inc. Tripadvisor presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $39.42. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $40.72, a fall of 22 percent in the last 12 months. Read More »

Microsoft announces new startup initiative "Microsoft for Startups", commits $500 million

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Microsoft will help startups connect with new customers and channel partners. Cloud Marketplace Promotion & Sales Support: As your launchpad for your go-to-market partnership with Microsoft, our cloud marketplaces let you take advantage of promotional benefits as well as instantaneous lead sharing integrated into your CRM system when you launch an application or solution in either Azure Marketplace or AppSource . Read More »

Analytical Overview of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO)

Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ: CRZO ) now have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 1.75, number of Recs in ABR is 17 while industry rank of the company by ABR is out of 265. Shares of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) is a huge mover today! Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $2600 target. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, January 16 by Mizuho. Read More »

Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Progressive (PGR) Share Price

Progressive Corp. now has $32.98 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.95% or $0.039 during the last trading session, reaching $4.081. The company had a trading volume of 1,113,252 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,063,871. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Tuesday, December 1 to "Neutral". The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $50.41. Read More »