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Stock Futures Up; Check Out This Biotech On The Move


Tech stocks have led the S&P 500's 8.7 percent rally this year. Apple rose 3.8 per cent to $146.07, providing the biggest boost to technology followed by Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook . Wal-Mart WMT.N , Target TGT.N and Costco COST.O reversed premarket gains to trade lower. New York Fed President William Dudley , a close ally of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, said US inflation was a bit low but should rise alongside wages as the labor market continues to improve, allowing the ... Read More »

India aim to quash Oranjes after demolition of Pakistan


Scotland's bid to reach the knockout stages of the Hockey World League semi-finals now rests on Tuesday lunchtime's showdown with Canada after they were bested by Pakistan on Monday. India will play The Netherlands in their fourth Pool B match on June 20. "They are a good side, but we have had a good start to the tournament". Vikas saved two attempts from Pakistani striker Ajaz while India was leading 2-0. Read More »

DUP hoping to conclude deal with May as soon as possible

In a phone call with Mrs May, the outgoing Irish prime minister, Enda Kenny, indicated his concern that her deal with the DUP would "put the Good Friday Agreement at risk", a spokesman for Mr Kenny said. "The people of Northern Ireland need devolved government working in the best interests of the whole community", he said. She said he needed "to deliver for all of [the] citizens on the island of Ireland". Read More »

Hundreds to attend protests in downtown Seattle

Numerous latter were dressed in black masks and hoods and chanting "No Trump, no KKK, no Fascist USA". Of course, when the two side stand off like opposing armies, the hostile outcome is not all that surprising. Outside, as temperatures hovered around 90 degrees, opponents said the rally represented bias against Muslim-Americans and called for racial unity. Read More »

Morgan Stanley Reaffirms Buy Rating for AstraZeneca plc (AZN)

It has underperformed by 55.74% the S&P500. About 16.97M shares traded. Jefferies maintained Shire PLC (LON:SHP) rating on Monday, October 26. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Recently stock market analysts have updated their consensus ratings on shares of Standard Chartered (LON:STAN). Taylor Wimpey plc is a residential developer. Read More »

Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons

Listen to Paul Mason on the Start Making Sense podcast. Don't the British people deserve to know how awful this woman was before the election? The Conservatives won with 318 seats although they got 12 seats less than they had previously. They have to be prepared to ditch austerity. Brexiteers accept there is likely to be some short-term economic pain but say Britain will thrive in the longer term if cut loose from what they see as a doomed experiment in German-dominated unity and excessive ... Read More »

Global shares fall on Fed rate hike, UK rate outlook


The Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, a criminal charge. Policymakers are determined not to show that they are concerned, and are noting that the weakness is likely transitory. Read More »

Asian shares fall after Fed rate hike, tracking Wall St lead


Gold and Silver settled higher in futures market on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 25 basis points and detailed plans to educe its balance sheet this year. CURRENCIES: The pound rose nearly a cent, from $1.2695 to $1.2781, after the Bank of England's statement - currencies tend to rise when rates increase. Read More »

Big issues loom as Brexit talks begin on Monday


Meanwhile a separate row erupted with Brussels, after the Brexit department strenuously denied reports it will settle a multi-billion pound "divorce bill" before starting talks on future trade deal with the EU. A DExEU spokesman said: "As we set out in the Article 50 letter, our view is that withdrawal agreement and terms of the future relationship must be agreed alongside each other". Read More »

Tory-DUP deal announcement 'to be delayed due to tower block tragedy'


The Conservatives are still negotiating with the Democratic Unionist Party over whether their 10 MPs will support the Tories' minority government. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit coordinator, said that Brexit can be halted, but if Britain reversed course it should not expect to keep getting its EU budget rebates or opt-outs from key EU rules. Read More »

Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

Is there an investigation? If Mueller is investigating Trump's firing of Comey as possible obstruction of justice, he might want to learn about Trump's interactions with Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who wrote the memo criticizing Comey's performance before his firing. Read More »

The Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.26

The Company's Agriculture segment includes products, such as corn hybrids and soybean varieties, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. Shares of Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP ) declined -1.15% to $20.54. 839,661 were accumulated by Omega Advsr. Jefferies Group LLC raised shares of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $21.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Read More »

Xbox One X won't turn a profit for Microsoft

However, talking after the show during an interview, Phil Spencer confirmed that they won't be releasing too many games from the original Xbox because it is a huge technical challenge they have to overcome. Many hardware sales are pushed as a "loss" of each unit at launch, making up for the deficit through the sales of games, DLC, and other digital content/subscriptions to keep gamer's with a steady income over time. Read More »

US Republican House Whip, aides shot in Virginia


The wife of James Hodgkinson said her husband told her he was going to Washington , D.C.to "work on taxes" and "change the tax brackets". "I just want to let people know he wasn't evil, just exhausted of some of politics going on", a friend of Hodgkinson said. Read More »

Alvaro Morata Sale Done, Says Former Real President Ramon Calderon

The Red Devils' pursuit of Alvaro Morata , for instance, seems to be edging towards completion with the Real Madrid striker reportedly set to arrive in England to undergo a medical ahead of a proposed £65m switch to the Premier League. That has contributed to United's delay in concluding a deal for Morata, with Ronaldo's bombshell forcing them to re-think their summer plans. It is understood that Conte tried to sign Morata again for Chelsea last summer. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'


The bullet struck Scalise in the hip, and traveled across his body, shattering bones and passing through internal organs, causing major internal bleeding. Authorities also were going over a cellphone, computer and camera taken from Hodgkinson's white van, which was parked near the ball field. "We will not give in to fear, violence or hate", Aguilar said. Read More »

Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russian Federation investigators

Rosenstein wrote a memo last month noting concerns about Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation that the White House initially used to justify the removal of the FBI director. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the lawyer's internal order, which was sent Thursday. Trump's tweets prompted Sen. In an early-morning tweetstorm, Trump blasted the investigation as a " witch hunt " and a "phony story". Read More »

All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

Conor Sheary , Jake Guentzel , Daniel Sprong, and Tristan Jarry will be exempt from the expansion draft because they were only in their first or second year as professionals or because of unsigned draft choices. Don't be surprised to see GM Lou Lamoriello engage in some wheeling and dealing in the days and hours leading up to the draft. Before projecting who the Hawks will protect and expose, here's a look at some of the important rules for the draft. Read More »

Southern Baptist Convention Votes to Officially Denounce Alt-Right

The alt-right is a set of far-right ideologies centered on "white identity" and the preservation of "Western civilization" now being energized by the election of President Donald Trump . "We had people outside this convention hall from the alt-right handing out flyers of why we should hate African Americans", Charles Hedman, a pastoral assistant from Capitol Hills Church in DC told the conference. Read More »

Fate of program to protect young immigrants still undecided


Five years later , more than 780,000 young people across the United States , known as DREAMers , have received DACA protection - and with it, a second chance at life in the country they consider to be their homes. The program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents , known as DAPA , had never actually taken effect after being signed in 2014. Read More »

Fed dissenter Kashkari says sees sympathy for his views


The financial markets reaction has to suggest a dovish shift from the Fed, but I disagree and think at the margin the statement and Yellen's vision were hawkish, certainly relative to pricing. In addition to raising rates, as had been widely expected, the Fed on Wednesday also unveiled plans to start slowly shrinking its balance sheet this year and updated forecasts showing that officials still have a third hike penciled in for 2017. Read More »

Johnson agrees to 3-year extension with Hendrick


Hendrick Motorsports also announced that Lowe's will continue as the primary sponsor of the No.48 team through at least 2018. Johnson leads all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers with three wins in 2017 and is on the short list of real championship contenders right now - of course. Read More »

New Life Baptist Church to hold one-day Bible Camp

Open to first through sixth-graders. Loyal Baptist Church Fidelis Sunday school class will celebrate its 82nd anniversary at 3 p.m. June 25 with Telly D. there will be a concert with Another Change and opening group Anthony D. Rogers and Family. At 3 p.m., the Rev. Artemus Dixion, choir and congregation, New Dearington Baptist Church , Lynchburg. Read More »

Woman who stormed stage during 'Julius Caesar' is arrested


The flap led two corporate sponsors to pull out. Exactly how did Conservatives take back the theater? "The left lost their safe space!" Laura Loomer now works for an alt-right website and was rushing the stage following the reports of the use of Trump as the Caeser character. Read More »

Walmart to acquire online men's clothing retailer Bonobos

You may think that the $5.5 trillion USA retail industry has room for everyone to share, but Amazon and Walmart look ready to fight for every last morsel. In December, Jet bought online footwear seller ShoeBuy for roughly $70 million. Other acquisitions Walmart has made under Lore's guidance include online fashion retailer ModCloth , outdoor retailer Moosejaw and Shoebuy, a competitor to Zappos. Read More »

Indian equities slip as global cues spook investors


Major Sensex losers were: Tata Consultancy Services ( TCS ), down 2.97 per cent at Rs 2,615.35; Wipro, down 2.10 per cent at Rs 548.85; Infosys, down 1.83 per cent at Rs 961.50; Tata Motors, down 0.64 per cent at Rs 457.95; and Adani Ports, down 0.59 per cent at Rs 359.70. Read More »

Stocks pressured by report on Trump probe, Fed hike, soft United States data

The euro was also unchanged at $1.1217, below a seven-month peak of $1.1296 scaled overnight. Analysts had forecast that U.S. inflation would slow from 2.2% to 2% year-on-year and from 0.2% to 0.1% month-on-month. The economy grew at a 1.2 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, held back by a near stall in consumer spending and a slower pace of inventory investment. Read More »

Amazon buying Whole Foods in bold move into brick and mortar

In a bombshell announcement, Amazon has announced its intention to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. The transaction will need to get the seal of approval from Whole Foods Market's shareholders. The app would then have automatically charged whatever products they took out of the store with them to their Amazon account. As for its stock price, the grocer skyrocketed up almost 30 percent in just one day. Read More »

Covenant Asset Management LLC Cuts Stake in Alphabet Inc. (GOOG)


The recent decline notwithstanding, the technology sector remains the best performing so far this year, up 17.4 percent versus the overall S&P 500 index gain of 8.6 percent. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. increased its position in Alphabet by 8.5% in the first quarter. Franklin Parlapiano Turner & Welch LLC bought a new stake in Alphabet during the first quarter worth approximately $108,000. Read More »