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Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) Position Reduced by Hartford Investment Management Co

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Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $198.99 billion market cap company. Ims Capital Mgmt holds 0.26% or 3,600 shares. Financial Advisory Service Inc. now owns 3,171 shares of the semiconductor company's stock worth $244,000 after purchasing an additional 12 shares during the period. Read More »

Shipping something to mainland for Christmas? Time's running out

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That's the suggested mailing date cut-off for anything being sent first class or priority mail. Holiday shipping is in full swing which means post offices are busy helping you send gifts. Last-minute shoppers - and shippers - have until Wednesday to use the expedited Priority Express service for their best chance to get holiday cheer under the Christmas tree on time. Read More »

Find your new tax brackets under the final GOP tax plan

But Senator John Thune, the chamber's third-ranking Republican leader, said Thursday that he expects that an actual bill for the compromise measure will be made public on Friday. The exemption will double to $11.2 million in 2018, and then rise with inflation after that. In addition, the final bill will keep the adoption tax credit unchanged. Read More »

EPS for Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) Expected At $0.17

Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt invested 0.11% in Kinder Morgan, Inc . It has underperformed by 3.61% the S&P500. ( KMI ) by 3.29% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $17.10 per share, with a total value of $51,300.00. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $29 target in Thursday, December 3 report. Read More »

Community stepping up to aid Salvation Army after fire

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The Salvation Army was born on the streets of the East End of London in 1865 and uses its money for many different societal needs including reducing homelessness, helping those in modern slavery and people in poverty. Horrell said. "It's just great", said Christine Cain. "We have been involved in quite a few causes over the previous year and it is something that we look forward to continuing with into 2018". Read More »

NLRB reverses Obama era joint-employment standard

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In making that decision, however, the NLRB overturned its 2015 ruling, asserting that the two construction companies are only joint employers because one exercised direct control over the other's employees. Use of franchising or contract labor allows many companies to avoid the costs and responsibilities of directly employing workers. The NLRB had filed complaints against the fast-food chain claiming it was the joint employer of franchise workers across the country. Read More »

Walt Disney Co (DIS) Position Trimmed by Atlantic Trust LLC

In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.55% with $1.44 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.10 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Walt Disney Co will post 6.23 EPS for the current year. Read More »

Hot Stock to Watch: Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)

The stock decreased 0.99% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $70.3. About 406,816 shares traded. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has declined 10.35% since December 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It also reduced its holding in Enterprise Products Lp (NYSE:EPD) by 273,433 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.35 million shares, and cut its stake in Bristol (NYSE:BMY). Read More »

AAA Predicts Increase in Travelers Over Holiday Season

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AAA projects that almost 3.5 million people from MI are expected to travel over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. "Overall, our research shows that Americans are doing better than a year ago and want to go somewhere for the holidays", said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, AAA Travel. Read More »

BT and Sky agree channel-sharing deal

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That's right, no need for separate Sky and BT subscriptions and no need to scan the Internet for dodgy streams of matches provided by the supplier to which you are not now subscribed... It is expected that the new services will be available to customers from early 2019. "I wouldn't say [the deal with Sky] takes the pressure off at all... Read More »

Amazon Same-Day Shipping Pretty Much Everywhere

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Walmart offers free two-day shipping for orders over $35year round. Amazon continues to lead the way with its formidable fulfilment services and these timings and dates for last delivery, particularly on the Saturday and Sunday before Christmas day, are impressive and flexible. Read More »

Chinese Retail Giant Alibaba To Build Electric Car Vending Machine

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The process starts with Alibaba's Taobao app, which folks use to snap photos of a auto they want to take out for a spin. And just a week later, we now hear that Alibaba is considering vending machines for electric cars. Alibaba intends to open the two facilities in January 2018. Consumers must have a Zhima Credit system score over 700, and be an Alibaba Super Member - that's one of the highest membership tiers in the Alibaba 88 Membership program. Read More »

Retail Sales Grew 0.8% in November

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U.S. retail sales climbed by 0.8 percent in November after rising by an upwardly revised 0.5 percent in October, the Commerce Department revealed in a report released on Thursday. The U.S. central bank raised borrowing costs for a third time this year and forecast three rate increases for 2018. November should be much better because it is part of the traditional holiday shopping season, while October is not. Read More »

Ryanair may hire planes and draft in crew to handle strike action

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Chief Executive Michael O'Leary's refusal to recognize unions was at the heart of the ultra low-priced model he developed to turn a small Irish regional airline into Europe's largest carrier by passenger numbers. "The statements by the Ryanair management appear to not respect the principles of our law regarding striking which, if exercised legitimately, is considered a Constitutional right", Santoro Passarelli said. Read More »

NY woman charged with laundering money to help ISIS

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However, the woman's lawyer, Steve Zissou, said that she was donating the money to help Syrian refugees. A USA citizen born in Pakistan with "no known criminal history", Shahnaz was arrested Wednesday and was to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Central Islip federal court, officials said. Read More »

Bank of England keeps interests rates on hold

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With the economy in turmoil, the Governor Mark Carney is committed to cheap liquidity, especially as real income is in decline. The squeeze in real income comes despite conditions of near full employment, now at merely 4,3% or 1,43 million people. Read More »

Were Analysts Bullish Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) This Week?

About 11.64 million shares traded. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT ) is another stock that is grabbing investors attention these days. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. (NYSE: WMT ) or 98,968 shares. Invesco Ltd has 318,323 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Captrust Advisors, North Carolina-based fund reported 241 shares. Read More »

Crude Oil Rallies On OPEC, US Inventories

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As if to remind players that the reality of fundamentals will always trump sentiment about OPEC, heavy Canadian crude on Tuesday fell to a three year low against benchmark prices due to pipeline and rail network bottlenecks. Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub for US crude futures fell 3.3 million barrels, EIA said, the largest one-week draw since September 2009. Read More »

Net neutrality rules reversed by USA vote

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In 2015, the FCC formalized these rules, classifying broadband access as a "telecommunications service" and declaring that "A person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service...shall not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices", and that ISPs "shall not impair or degrade lawful Internet traffic on the basis of Internet content". Read More »

BP share price: Australian watchdog blocks group's Woolworths stations deal

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Woolworths now operates 531 sites and has 12 sites in development. The decision is a blow to BP, which has been working to rebuild in the wake of its disastrous 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and a dramatic crash in oil prices. "Reduced competition will also mean that prices will not fall as far, or as quickly, in the discounting phase of the cycle". The ACCC took into account a large number of submissions from a broad range of market participants including motoring groups, competitors, and ... Read More »

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Holdings Raised by Convergence Investment Partners LLC

Microsoft Corp now has $653.89B valuation. Recent trading patterns in the stock of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT ) have investors on high alert. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE had sold 26,763 shares worth $1.98 million. D E Shaw & Inc accumulated 0% or 62,680 shares. West Oak Capital Limited Com holds 0% or 10,693 shares. Van Cleef Asset Managementinc owns 3.19% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) for 158,800 shares. Read More »

Winter session of Parliament to begin today

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Switching back from campaign mode for the Gujarat assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday welcomed discussion on "all issues" that the opposition wanted to raise in parliament's winter session beginning Friday and called for constructive discussion on government business. Read More »

Facebook Says Russia Spent Less Than $1 Trying To Interfere In Brexit

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Facebook said each of the three ads actually were targeted to USA audiences and concerned immigration, not the referendum on whether Britain should pull out of the EU. In a letter to Britain's Electoral Commission, Facebook said it found 470 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, and said the agency had spent only 97 cents on three ads seen by British audiences during the Brexit campaign. Read More »

IT surveys at bitcoin exchanges across India

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The I-T department's intent may be seen in the light of the surveys it conducted at nine bitcoin exchanges across the country. It is, however, extremely hard, rather impossible to get details of individual or institution using/trading through Bitcoin, as it is not regulated and the principles behind Bitcoin is not to disclose the identity of the person holding it. Read More »

WTI, Brent crude prices will remain apart in 2018

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Oil prices were steady Thursday, hovering below multiyear highs, after the International Energy Agency said USA supply will grow faster than previously forecast. Gasoline inventories - one of the products that crude is refined into - rose by 5.7 million barrels, well above expectations for rise of 2. 5 million barrels, while supplies of distillate - the class of fuels that includes diesel and - fell by about 1.4 million barrels, above expectations for a build of 902,000 barrels. Read More »

Disney Makes Deal for 21st Century Fox, Reshaping Entertainment Landscape

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The companies had been working on a deal for several weeks, though there were reports 21st Century Fox had other suitors, including Comcast and Sony. The sale includes Fox's 39% stake in Sky , the owner of Sky News. Murdoch's shift to selling assets rather than buying them has come as a surprise to many who expected him to hand over the businesses to his sons, James and Lachlan. Read More »

Gas exports from Total's North Sea field halted until early Jan

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The ideal storm of a healthy appetite from China, a decline in global inventories and a major North Sea pipeline outage sent oil prices higher on Tuesday. "The strength earlier this morning (on Brent) was mainly a reaction to U.S. API data". Gasoline stocks rose by 2.3 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 2.5 million-barrel gain. Read More »

Australia's Commonwealth Bank admits to some AUSTRAC allegations

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Commonwealth Bank ( ASX:CBA ) has admitted to breaches of money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws in response to federal regulator AUSTRAC's allegations filed in Federal Court which commenced in August this year. AUSTRAC has flagged more charges could be coming in an amended statement of claim containing additional alleged contraventions. The commonwealth says the new allegations increase the total number of alleged contraventions from 53,700 to about 53,800. Read More »

Oasis Petroleum (OAS) Given a $11.00 Price Target at Mizuho

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Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a "buy" rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Oasis Petroleum in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Also, there are 1 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.63 average brokerage recommendation. (NYSE: OAS ) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Susquehanna. Read More »

ADB revises upwards 2017 GDP to 5.8 per cent

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The first three quarters of 2017 saw GDP grow by 6.4 per cent, up from 5.9 per cent in the same period of 2016, the report noted. "Robust domestic demand-particularly private consumption and investment-will continue to support growth in the subregion", said the report. Read More »

Bill Clinton 'saddened' by loss of friend, Mayor Ed Lee,

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Monday and died at 1:11 a.m. Tuesday after several hours of live-saving measures were tried. When Lee was 15, his father died of a heart attack, and Lee worked in restaurants to help support his family. Lee responded that San Francisco was a city of tolerance, love and acceptance. Ron Conway, a venture capitalist, formed an independent political action committee on his behalf and raised nearly $700,000 from executives such as former Facebook President Sean Parker and Salesforce CEO Marc ... Read More »

RA Set for Netflix Revival

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In the show, Poppy and Branch will be voiced by Amanda Leighton (" This Is Us ", " The Fosters ") and Skylar Astin (" Pitch Perfect " 1 and 2), respectively. Visit netflix.com/harveystreetkids for more information. George Beard and Harold Hutchins have bonded after finding out that they both like pranking, reading comic books and annoying Principal Krupp. Read More »