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Oil meeting at OPEC as strategy bears fruit

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NEW YORK, Sept 21 ( Reuters ) - Oil prices were largely steady on Thursday as traders waited to see whether oil-producing countries set to meet in Vienna would extend production limits that have helped reduce the global crude glut. After a strong rise in prices over the last three months, he said, there were signs that output was rising especially among US shale producers. Last year, the cartel signed a historic deal to curb oil production for the first time in eight years. Read More »

Bill Gates admits that ctrl-alt-del was a mistake

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Grimacing slightly, Gates deflected responsibility for the crtl-alt-delete key command, saying, "clearly, the people involved should have put another key on to make that work". It seems like if Gates was ever able to travel back in time, he would make sure that this was a single-key function. "We're trying to document the incredible progress" made around the world "including on key things like poverty and different disease areas", Bill Gates said in a statement, as per AFP. Read More »

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Position Boosted by IBM Retirement Fund

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The stock declined 0.34% or $0.07 reaching $20.78 on the news. 2,082,030 shares of the stock traded hands. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.13, from 0.89 in 2017Q1. But Walmart's move is a sign of the tightening labor market which has made it hard for employers to fill open position. Read More »

Forex - Dollar Down Slightly Vs Yen As Fed, BoJ Awaited

Consequently, the Committee continues to expect that, with gradual adjustments in the stance of monetary policy , economic activity will expand at a moderate pace, and labor market conditions will strengthen somewhat further. The Committee will begin implementing a balance sheet normalization program beginning October in a manner described in the June report. The policy statement will be released at 1800GMT before Fed Chair Janet Yellen holds a press conference half an hour later. Read More »

Fed Takes Its Time in Light of Low Inflation

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In overseas trading, stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region moved mostly lower on Thursday. Ultimately, the Fed must unwind its balance sheet in combination with ending interest on excess reserves in order to put the economy on a more solid monetary foundation. Read More »

Mercedes' first electric SUV will be built in Alabama

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Daimler AG plans to spend $1 billion to start production of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles at its Alabama factory, setting the world's largest luxury-car maker up to battle with battery-car specialist Tesla Inc. To prepare for production of its all-electric EQ SUV , Mercedes-Benz announced a $1 billion investment into its manufacturing hub in Tuscaloosa, Alabama . Read More »

Watching the Dials on Shares of First Property Group PLC (FPO.L)

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FBR Capital initiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, September 18 report. As per Tuesday, September 1, the company rating was upgraded by Vetr. 354,429 are owned by Northern Tru. The California-based Partner Fund Management L.P. has invested 0.62% in the stock. Lapides Asset Management Llc holds 2.04% of its portfolio in Accuray Incorporated for 2.22 million shares. Read More »

Myanmar's VP: Government 'Deeply Concerned' About Rakhine

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Nearly 200 police were called in to contain the crowd who were armed with sticks, metal bars and petrol bombs which they threw at police. Eight people were detained, the government information office said in a release. Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said Aung San Suu Kyi has been accorded with peace prize and that she must live up to it. However, she did not address United Nations accusations of ethnic cleansing by the military, which is in charge of security. Read More »

Gold futures fall as market awaits results of Fed meeting

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Investors are far from persuaded the Fed will move on rates again this year, with a December change put at less than a 50 percent probability in the futures market. The move will gradually increase long-term borrowing rates. The small rise in Wall Street futures came after the S&P 500 and Dow had both eked out new peaks on Monday despite some late pressure on big tech stocks. Read More »

Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Sale Offers Today: The Best Deals You Can Get

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On top of this discount are exchange offers on old laptops. In the beauty section, Flipkart is offering 30% discounts on beauty and wellness products from top labels like Maybelline, Lakme and L'Oreal. Under the Paytm Mall Sale, 25 lucky customers will get the entire amount refunded for the next four days. "The cumulative value of offers curated for Lucky Lifafa is more than Rs. Read More »

Hot Stocks Report: McDonald's Corporation (MCD), Comerica Incorporated (CMA)

The stock's average target of $129 is -18.27% below today's ($157.83) share price. About 935,675 shares traded. McDonald's Corporation ( MCD ) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Restaurants. 2,299 are held by Steinberg Glob Asset Mngmt. McDonald's Corporation has a four bull (high rated) technical rating because it's trading above both its 50- and 200 day simple moving averages. Read More »

Trump owes the middle class fair tax reforms

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The statement said, "We are all united in the belief that the single most important action we can take to grow our economy and help the middle class get ahead is to fix our broken tax code for families, small business, and American job creators competing at home and around the globe". Read More »

Death Wish coffee recalled for actually being deadly

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After nearly four months of ongoing tests, the Nitro Cold Brew has shown no degradation of quality or shelf stability at all. That marketing tip has become painfully clear to Death Wish Coffee Co ., which brands itself as the " world's strongest coffee ". Read More »

US Fed seen staying on track for December rate increase

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The long-awaited reduction in the Fed's $4.5 trillion balance sheet comes amid great uncertainty at the central bank. The Federal Reserve has four meetings left before Janet Yellen's four-year term as chair ends in February. We expect core inflation to continue to fall short, which should induce the FOMC to delay the next hike to next year. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.7 percent to 5,668.90. Read More »

The world's richest woman dies

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Bettencourt had reportedly been battling dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Both Forbes and the Bloomberg Billionaire Index considered Bettencourt the world's richest woman. Her father, Eugène Schueller , founded a company in 1909, which turned into the L'Oreal group. As the world's leading beauty company, L'Oreal generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and employs 89,300 people worldwide, according to the company. Read More »

S&P Downgrades China Rating On Higher Risks

A separate report out earlier this month showed that China's housing sales growth in August was the slowest in over two years (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/china-housing-sales-growth-at-slowest-in-2-years-2017-09-14), though developers kept building at a steady rate. Read More »

US Government Bond Prices Fall After Fed Announcement

Unigestion investment manager Olivier Marciot, approved of the clarity in the Fed's meeting minutes: "As expected, the Fed left rates unchanged tonight but finally provided clearer details on how it will start unwinding its enormous balance sheet". Read More »

Rite Aid Loses 12% after the FTC Nod for Walgreens Deal

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At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ( WBA ) is standing at 13.08. Analysts expect Rite Aid Corporation to post earnings of ($0.01) per share for the quarter. Days to cover increased 1.0 to 4.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.02% as of August 31. Walgreens' shares also closed 1.7% lower on Tuesday. Read More »

Quarterly EPS analysis of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)

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About shares traded. KEFI Minerals plc (LON:KEFI) has 0.00% since September 20, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 4.58% the S&P500. Front Barnett Associates Llc decreased Chevron Corporation ( CVX ) stake by 2.97% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Read More »

Shrinking Fed Balance Sheet? Don't Sweat It!

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In fixed income, yields on the benchmark government bond due in 2026 fell 0.5 basis points to 8.43%. The Fed also announced that it will let a small portion of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet mature without being replaced, starting in October with reductions of $10 billion a month and gradually rising over the next year to $50 billion a month. Read More »

In wake of Equifax hack, safeguard your credit

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Slatery wrote that Equifax should extend its deadline for free credit monitoring services from November 21 until at least January 31. Attorney General Herbert H. "People just need to do their research and pick one that's right for them", she said. In Ohio, security freezes are permanent until you lift them. Options activity has been known to spike before the public announcement of information that moves stock prices, and the U.S. Read More »

Uncertainty ahead of US Fed meeting announcement

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Roughly 6.7 billion shares changed hands on U.S. exchanges compared with the 6 billion average for the last 20 sessions. America's central bank has stuck to script - or nearly - announcing it will begin to taper the size of its balance sheet next month while keeping the target for its main policy interest rate unchanged at between 1.0% and 1.25%. Read More »