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Tesco scraps 5p charge on single use plastic carrier bags

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Dr Sue Kinsey, senior pollution officer at the Marine Conservation Society, said: "Charging for bags has proved to significantly reduce the numbers of bags provided by retailers, clearly shown in figures across all four United Kingdom nations recently". Read More »

Investor Research Report on Ascena Retail Group Inc. (ASNA)

WA's holdings, making the stock its 25th largest position. On average, analysts forecast that Ascena Retail Group, Inc. will post $0.13 EPS for the current fiscal year. Previously National Cinemedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) reported $-0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $-0.05 by $-0.03 with surprise factor of -60%. Read More »

Paddy Power Betfair announce new CEO

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Worldpay Group is now negotiating its own possible sale to USA peer Vantiv. Prior to the merger, he served as CEO of Betfair Group plc since 2012. The price is down 17.5 percent since the start of the year following concerns about what the company in May called a "pretty extreme" level of competition in its core European markets and increasing regulatory pressures in Britain and Australia. Read More »

De Blasio wants to tax these New Yorkers to improve the MTA

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Around 32,000 New Yorkers who file taxes in the city, or less than one percent of the population would be affected, officials said. That funding would be dedicated to repairing the city's deteriorating transit system, which has seen accidents and delays in recent months, as well as an increase in the cost of fares. Read More »

Haryana BJP leader accused of delaying ambulance, causing patient's death

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In what seems to be another case of VVIP apathy, a patient has died in Haryana after an ambulance was reportedly halted by a BJP municipal council chief when the ambulance hit his vehicle. The victim's brother, Sitaram Soni said, "Pradhan tailed our auto and stopped our ambulance, demanding compensation for damages". Atma Ram, the in-charge of Fatehabad city police station, said the matter was being investigated. Read More »

United Kingdom property growth rate being hampered by uncertainty

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Meanwhile, on a monthly basis, house prices rose by 0.4% between June and July, partially offsetting the 0.9% decline recorded between May and June. Mortgage approvals recorded by the Bank of England edged 0.7% lower between May and June, remaining within the narrow range they have inhabited over the past nine months. Read More »

SoftBank CEO says interested in investing in Uber, Lyft

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Son said at a news conference on Monday. Japan's Softbank has indicated that it is interested in investing in taxi hailing apps Uber and Lyft. It was absent from Lyft's latest funding round that raised $600 million in April. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had on average expected operating income of 326 billion yen, Eikon showed, on sales of 2.2 trillion yen. SoftBank has not released a forecast for the current business year ending March, saying there are too many uncertain factors. Read More »

Govt deactivates 11 lakh PAN cards; Here's how you can check yours

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It is well known that as per government rules, a person can not be registered with more than one PAN number, meanwhile, the authorities also detected fake PAN cards which were allotted to non-existing individuals or to people who have submitted falsified information about themselves, and those deactivated ones were also included in the above 11.44 lakhs. Read More »

IT stocks, foreign funds outflow drag Indian equities lower

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The major gainers in BSE Sensex on Monday were Tata Steel , SBIN, Adani Ports and ICICI Bank . However, buying in banking and metal stocks cushioned losses. In terms of the broader markets, the S&P BSE mid-cap index rose by 1.06 per cent and the small-cap index by 1.15 per cent. Meanwhile, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 1,017.10 crore on Friday, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold stocks to the tune of Rs 853.80 crore, as per provisional ... Read More »

IPhone Maker Foxconn Plans Multibillion-Dollar Michigan Facility

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But now Chinese media is reporting that Foxconn says it will build a research and development center in MI because of its proximity to the automobile industry. The company is the largest electronic manufacturer in the world. No details into the investment amount were provided. The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post also reported Saturday on Gou confirming plans to build a facility in MI. Read More »

European Central Bank reveals no approach made by South Africa on Ottis Gibson

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South Africa are reported to have targeted England bowling coach Ottis Gibson as their next head coach but the England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB ) said they have had no contact over the matter. Although any move to give coaching duties to an active squad member would be a surprise, there are those within the dressing room who would view the 126-cap Test bowler's upgrading from on-field mentor as a natural progression. Read More »

Men Asked to Pay More at Brunswick Cafe

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Self-identified feminist owner Alex O'Brien, told Broadsheet , "I do want people to think about it, because we've had this (pay discrepancy) for decades and decades and we're bringing it to the forefront of people's minds". "I like that it is making men stop and question their privilege a little bit". "It's just an opportunity to do some good", O'Brien told the Daily Mail. Read More »

CBA responds to money laundering proceedings

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The argument CBA has adopted will be crucial as the bank faces an $18 million penalty for each of the "failure to report" allegations, totalling a maximum of $963 billion. "The vast majority of the reporting failures alleged in the statement of claim (approximately 53,000) relate specifically to this coding error". "We recognise that there are other serious allegations in the claim unrelated to the TTRs", it said. Read More »

New laws to strengthen online users 'right to be forgotten'

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Companies won't be able to trick their customers by using pre-selected tick boxes that opt into tracking, for instance, and people will instead have to give their explicit consent. The planned UK Data Protection Bill is the result of the government's commitment to update and strengthen data protection laws. Plenty of research has indicated that many firms are woefully underprepared for the new legislation, which they now have less than a year to prepare for (the law comes into effect on 28th ... Read More »

Some SC Lawmakers Call For Special Session After Nuclear Project Halted

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Billions of dollars used to build a pair of nuclear reactors may have gone to waste. Since the project began in 2009, about $9 billion have been spent on construction. "There are other options so that we don't waste this amount of money". We do this by repealing the 2007 Base Load Review Act . If a project is abandoned after the prudency determination, then the utility is allowed to defer costs and include them in its next rate case, but it must prove that abandonment was prudent. Read More »

UN resolution will cut one-third of North Korean exports

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China put forward a seven-point proposal on China-ASEAN cooperation during a meeting between foreign ministers from ASEAN and China in Manila , the Philippines on August 6. The Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam, along with China have over the years laid claim to the South China Sea, a waterway through which approximately $5 trillion worth of trade traverse annually. Read More »

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.31

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In other news, CFO Robert F. Mccadden purchased 10,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 19th. The company has a market cap of $1.10 billion and a PE ratio of 11.25. BidaskClub lowered shares of Investors Real Estate Trust from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. They set a "hold" rating and a $11.50 price objective on the stock. Read More »

China: Situation 'critical' after new North Korea sanctions

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The first refers to North Korea's repeated tests of its ballistic missiles, which it claims can now reach most of the United States mainland. "This will not only benefit our two countries, but also show the world the bright future of more positive, more predictable and more sustainable relations between our two countries", Wang said at a meeting with U.S. Read More »

Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc

Therefore 79% are positive. New York Mortgage Trust has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $6.31. $6.42's average target is 4.39% above currents $6.15 stock price. Invesco Ltd holds 193,976 shares. Buckingham Asset Limited Liability Corp reported 50,349 shares. Geode Cap Lc accumulated 824,001 shares. Ruffing Thomas C sold 141 shares worth $4,402. Read More »

Navios Maritime Midstream Partn (NYSE:NAP) Sees Significantly Higher Trading Volume

Its up 0.91, from 0.67 in 2016Q3. About 75,538 shares traded. (NYSE:DSW) to report earnings on August, 29. The firm has a market cap of $224.22 million, a P/E ratio of 5.30 and a beta of 1.50. It also reduced Cognex Corp (NASDAQ:CGNX) stake by 15,480 shares and now owns 447,658 shares. Charter Communications Inc N was raised too. Wall Street is only getting more bearish on the stock, with 1 of analysts who cover NM having a buy-equivalent rating. Read More »

10 injured as American Airlines flight goes into 'freefall'

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American Airlines flight 759 was traveling from Athens, Greece, to Philadelphia when the Airbus A333 encountered "severe turbulence" over the North Atlantic Ocean, according to the Federal Aviation Administration . "I was looking forward and I just saw everything just move upwards about four feet", passenger Alex Ehmke said in a phone interview with NBC News . Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers make history on Saturday against Mets

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Yasiel Puig hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh and the resilient Dodgers went deep five times , rallying past the New York Mets 7-4 on Saturday to extend their incredible surge. "Those guys ( Mets ) slugged early, we slugged late". The three first-inning home runs came from players on different parts of that spectrum. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05PM PST. Read More »

Aaron Carter Says He's Attracted to More Than One Gender

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In an emotional note posted to Twitter on Saturday, Aaron Carter talked about being attracted to multiple genders and having a relationship with another guy, as well as the pressure he's felt to keep that all inside. Aaron Carter's note on his sexuality can be read below. Carter's honest and courageous admission has many fans praising the singer, including a fan who wrote, "I've been your fan since you were seven". Read More »