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Press, Others Criticize Less-Frequent, Untelevised WH Briefings

Health care has seized the attention of the nation over the past several days, and rightly so, but behind the scenes, the explosive Russian Federation scandal continues to hang over this White House like a storm cloud. We've seen what is normally on camera daily briefings become a relatively infrequent exercise. "I think today, CNN trying something new inside the briefing in order to have people have a sense of what it looks like", the senior CNN media correspondent concluded. Read More »

Photos show Russian jet getting too close for comfort

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On Thursday, June 22, Poland's F-16 Viper fighter intercepted a Russian Tu-154 VIP aircraft carrying Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. On June 21, Russia accused a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation F-16 fighter aircraft of making an attempt to approach a Russian plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu over neutral Baltic waters. Read More »

New Home Sales Rise 2.9 Percent in May

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Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new home sales, which make up about10 percent of all home sales, rising 5.4 percent to a pace of 597,000 units last month from the previously reported rate of 569,000 units. However, higher costs for building materials and shortages of lots and labor have restricted home building, and, with demand outstripping supply, house prices are still high in the States. Read More »

Mason Street Advisors LLC Buys 3154 Shares of Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC)

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Since February 22, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 3 selling transactions for $326,912 activity. Another trade for 14,651 shares valued at $879,353 was made by Roy Sumit on Tuesday, March 21. Rafferty Asset Management Limited holds 0.02% in Kilroy Realty Corp (NYSE: KRC ) or 4,552 shares. The Manitoba - Canada-based Ig Invest Mngmt Limited has invested 0.01% in Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK). Read More »

Here's a snapshot look at Trump's new guidelines on Cuba

A street sweeper cleans the sidewalk under a mural painting depicting U.S. President Donald Trump , in Havana, Cuba , Friday, June 16, 2017. The Castro government is certain to reject Trump's list of demands, which includes releasing political prisoners, halting what the US says is abuse of dissidents and allowing greater freedom of expression. Read More »

Mcdonald's to trial delivery via UberEats

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It's the moment we've all been waiting for: McDonald's delivery is finally happening. . Customers will be able to order food through the UberEats app between 7am and 2am. Demand for takeaways increased up to 10 times faster than eating in the past year, with 599 million orders placed in the UK. McDonald's has finally - after 43 years, may I add - brought a home delivery service to United Kingdom, having previously launched similar services in places like the USA, the Philippines, ... Read More »

Bank of England chief downplays chance of interest rate hike

In the end, Haldane held off from voting for a hike in June due to there being few signs of rising wage growth and there still being a possibility that the economy will slow faster than expected. Financial markets-wise, that is manifesting itself in a weaker exchange rate. "Whatever happens, monetary policy will be set to return inflation sustainably to target while supporting as best it can the necessary adjustments in the economy", he added. Read More »

Altice USA stock begins trading after $1.9 billion IPO

Some analysts have said that Altice USA could harbor ambitions to one day take on large acquisition targets such as Charter Communications Inc and privately held Cox Communications. The stock will begin trading tomorrow on the NYSE under the symbol ATUS . Altice sold about 12 million of those shares, while the rest were sold by shareholders. Read More »

Amazon-Whole Foods Marriage Could Disrupt Grocery Business (NASDAQ:AMZN)

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Under the Amazon deal, it would continue operating stores under its Whole Foods banner, co-founder John Mackey would remain CEO, and Whole Foods would stay headquartered in Austin, Texas . But online delivery of groceries has been tough to pull off. More hubs means quicker and fresher delivery, which will bolster Amazon's existing grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh . Read More »

Major US banks would withstand recession: US Fed

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BB&T Corp. projected Thursday it would experience an overall $2.6 billion revenue loss if the USA economy were to go through a severe downturn during a 2½-year period ending March 31, 2019. The report also endorsed the idea of forcing the Fed to make its stress tests of the largest USA banks more transparent. Capital is the cushion a bank holds against losses. Read More »

Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally , Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa . "If we had even a little Democratic support, just a little, like a couple of votes, you'd have everything", Trump said". The event underscores Trump's comfort in a campaign setting. He kicked off the rally, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, saying, "It is great to be back in the incredible, attractive state of Iowa". Read More »

Community came together to mourn Otto Warmbier at vigil

They heard stories about his life, rap music he listened to and his habit of shopping for sweaters at thrift stores. Fred Warmbier told reporters the North Korean regime deemed his son a "war criminal" and "brutalized and terrorized" him during his detainment. Read More »

Energy stocks dive anew, offset tech gains; United States indexes mixed

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The FTSE 100 in London rose 0.8 percent as the United Kingdom opened negotiations to withdraw from the European Union. Microsoft gave up 1 percent and Applied Materials fell 1.4 percent. FLASHING HIGHER: Adobe Systems jumped $3.68, or 2.6 percent, to $144.59 after reporting stronger revenue and earnings for its latest quarter than analysts expected. Read More »

Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

Many EU leaders assume Brexit is now inevitable and see talk of a U-turn, which would need EU consent, as a distraction. While the government has been busy in parliament with the Brexit bill and holding elections, British in Europe has been talking directly to the European Union negotiators who have consulted on their negotiating directives, which they have changed to take on board numerous coalition's concerns. Read More »

South Africa aims to choose company for nuclear project by year-end

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The first deputy head of Rosatom Kirill Komarov said that the state-run company planned to launch the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in 2023. These are not potential [investors] anymore, these are real, these are the three largest construction holdings in Turkey; Cengiz Holding, Kolin and Kalyon. Read More »

Wincanton plc (WIN) Receives "Buy" Rating from Canaccord Genuity

The insider KANTOR JONATHAN D sold 382 shares worth $16,292. Shares of ITE Group plc ( LON:ITE ) traded up 0.16% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 156.00. Its subsidiaries include Whitbread Group PLC, Premier Inn Hotels Limited, Costa Limited, Yueda Costa (Shanghai) Food & Beverage Management Company Limited, Coffeeheaven International Limited and Costa Express Limited. Read More »

Federal Reserve Raises Benchmark Interest Rate

Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. According to the Commerce Department, retail sales fell 0.3 percent in May, which was the first decline since February and biggest drop in 16 months since January 2016. Read More »

Owned Qatar Airways seeks 10 pct stake in American

The US airline's Nasdaq-listed shares traded more than five per cent higher in pre-market trading. In a conversation between the chief executive officers of both companies, Qatar Air said it meant to buy about 10 per cent of American, according to the filing. Read More »

China shares get MSCI nod in landmark moment for Beijing

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But fresh worries about financials helped hit the brakes on the post-MSCI good feelings in Chinese stocks, sending them sliding in the last hour of trading. For China-H shares, he noted that there is no short-term impact given potential passive inflows of 2.3 billion USA dollars which is less than 5 percent of average daily turnover. Read More »

Spotify: 'Sponsored Song' feature allows labels to pay for content

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While a reduced share of revenue seems like a bad deal for music publishers, industry sources speaking with Bloomberg believe that a deal for lower rates will be reached. It had also paid out more to soften labels' concerns that it would do away with iTunes, a strong source of revenue. However, according to the RIAA, they still make up 24% of all music revenue here in the States. Read More »

Tesla signs preliminary agreement on plant building in China

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Tesla Motors, Inc. ( TSLA ) 52 week low value is at $178.19 and its current distance from 52 week low value is 107.53%. Better-ranked stocks in the auto space include Fox Factory Holding Corp FOXF, General Motors Company GM and Dana Incorporated DAN, each sporting a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Read More »

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc

Prelude Ltd Company has invested 0.43% in Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO). Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt has 0.01% invested in Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ:CRZO) for 274,817 shares. If you are reading this article on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and worldwide copyright law. Read More »

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

America's grocery stores are undergoing tremendous change. Texas-based Whole Foods Market is engaged in the business of natural and organic foods supermarket. The Amazon and Whole Foods news even had an impact overseas. That is the eighth Amazon bookstore now open around the US and more are expected in the future. Read More »

Trump Administration trying to 'weaken' and 'dilute' bipartisan Russian sanctions

The measure also gives Congress the ability to block attempts by President Donald Trump to lift sanctions against Moscow. The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly - 97 to 2 - to add the Russian Federation measure to a bill sanctioning Iran for its work to develop ballistic missile technology, in a bipartisan rebuke to Trump's suggestions about improving relations with Russian Federation. Read More »

Toshiba selects Japan government-led group as preferred bidder for chip business

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With the outcome still up in the air, any legally binding agreement on preferred negotiating rights would be risky. Apart from the consortium led by Bain Capital , two other large consortiums bid, one led by the U.S. The Japanese company desperately needs to raise cash. Asahi Shimbun said that it is still unclear whether Toshiba will select a preferred bidder on the 21st. Read More »

Shiv Sena takes credit for RBI accepting demonetized notes from co-operative bank

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Earlier, reports had claimed that a number of district central cooperative banks did not have enough cash to give them to farmers. In a notification published on Tuesday, the ministry of finance said that banks and other entities such as post offices that had collected the old Rs 500 notes and Rs 1,000 notes during demonetisation have less than a month to deposit them with the Reserve Bank of India . Read More »