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First Interstate Bank Acquires 1873 Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. (NASDAQ:COST)

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STATE STREET CORP lowered its stake in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST ) by 2.82% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Japan-based Nippon Life Ins has invested 0.05% in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST ). Rose Timothy L . sold $966,000 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. Read More »

'Carnage' after NSW crash that kills two

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Ten people were taken to hospital as a result of the crash which happened around 12.30pm yesterday. Hannah Ferguson, 19, died after a semi-trailer slammed into her auto on the Newell Highway, north of Dubbo, about 12.30pm Tuesday. Police divert traffic from the scene of the crash near Dubbo. He described the crash as a tragic event, which has taken its toll on the community, as well as police and ambulance officers. Read More »

Trump's health excellent, has no cognitive issues: WH doctor

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Jackson made an appearance at a 3:30 p.m. briefing Tuesday and discussed this exam in surprising detail. Trump had appeared more interested in managing his diet than increasing his exercise, the doctor said. (He even said there is a certain amount of exercise in golf). He says White House chefs are working to reduce Trump's intake of calories, fats and carbs. Read More »

Goldman Sachs posts $1.9B loss due to new tax law

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The investment management company reported $5.68 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $5.14 by $0.54, Bloomberg Earnings reports. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.16%. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 1 by Aegis Capital. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board has 0.36% invested in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc . Read More »

Melrose and GKN exchange blows over hostile bid

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GKN shares rose 0.3% in early trading to 443.5p. In response to this morning's bid, Anne Stevens, GKN's newly appointed chief executive, urged shareholders to reject Melrose's offer and claimed that the terms "fundamentally undervalue the company". Read More »

Australia files WTO complaint over Canada's 'discriminatory' sale of overseas wine

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The Australian Government has argued that wine distribution, licensing and sales rules in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia discriminate against imported wine, breaking the WTO's General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade (GATT). If talks fail to resolve the dispute within 60 days, Australia can demand that a disputes settlement panel be formed, which may require Canada to reform its provinces' wine trading systems. Read More »

Bitcoin falls 25% as South Korea, China and Japan consider banning cryptocurrency

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Last year, Chinese regulators banned initial coin offerings , shut down local cryptocurrency trading exchanges and limited bitcoin mining. Earlier in December, Bitcoin has reached $19,800 Dollars. Jackson, like other cryptocurrency analysts, believes bitcoin's upper limit may still be well above the $20,000 peak it hit in 2017, saying that it could be worth "100-times what it is today". Read More »

States, Congress Battle FCC Over Net Neutrality End

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There are now fifty senators endorsing legislation to overrule the Federal Communication Commission's recent decision to overturn net neutrality regulations. Lawmakers in states like New York , Washington and MA have also proposed bills in recent weeks to enforce the principles of net neutrality within their borders. Read More »

IBM, Maersk launch blockchain platform for tracking cargo

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IBM and Maersk are planning to launch their platform in mid-2018. The concern intends to help shippers, ports, customs offices, banks, and other stakeholders in global supply chains track freight as well as replace related paperwork with tamper-resistant digital records. Read More »

Sen. Booker chastising DHS chief creates twitterstorm

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She answered: 'I heard him repeating what he had learned in a meeting before [with the country's prime minister] that they are industrious, that they are a hardworking country they don't have much crime there they don't have much debt, ' she said . Read More »

Man faces arrest for wearing too many clothes

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He said he asked if he would be allowed to board if he took the clothes from his bag and wore multiple outfits to avoid paying a $124 (£90) fee, which he said he could not afford. Hawaii was reportedly then prevented from boarding an EasyJet flight the following day after the second airline heard about the previous day's drama. Read More »

Iceland pledges to remove plastic from own-brand packaging by 2023

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The shop has also pledged to make all packaging fully recyclable . "Iceland has offered a more radical solution that shows the way forward for the sector". Greenpeace echoed Walker's call for other retailers and food producers to do likewise. "The tidal wave of plastic pollution will only start to recede when they turn off the tap". Read More »

UnitedHealth Profit Rises as Both Healthcare, Optum Businesses Grow

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Over the last five trading sessions, the stock has moved -0.04%. Raymond James Tru Na, a Florida-based fund reported 56,317 shares. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). 2,277 were reported by Cornercap Counsel. It is negative, as 56 investors sold CSX shares while 351 reduced holdings. (NASDAQ:MDSO). Rmb Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.15% or 75,468 shares in its portfolio. Read More »

Wall Street exec sworn in on JFK Bible to replace Christie

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But Christie exits with the lowest approval ratings of any governor in state history. "We will resist every move from President Trump and a misguided Congressional leadership that would worsen income inequality, or divide families or deny access to college for our Dreamers or defund essential infrastructure, or gut health care for our children, seniors, and the working poor, or provide a tax windfall to giant corporations and billionaires at the expense of our working and middle-class ... Read More »

Nutella maker to pay $2.8 billion for Nestle's US candy unit

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Nestle plans to focus on healthier and faster-growing categories like coffee, pet food and water as the food industry grapples with a drop in demand for sugary products. "In combination with Ferrero's existing USA presence, including the recently acquired Fannie May Confections Brands and the Ferrara Candy Company, we will have a substantially greater scale, a broader offering of high-quality products to customers across the chocolate snack, sugar confectionery, and seasonal categories, ... Read More »

Dow Jones breaks through 26000 as U.S. stock rally takes hold again

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Wall Street stocks surged at the open Tuesday to beat the string of records set last week amid solid corporate earnings reports and optimism for profits in 2018 due to the United States tax reform. He added that the move higher in US stocks more generally was the result of markets "starting to price in expectations of inflation". Viacom tumbled 7 percent after following several reports saying the media company is not in talks to merge with CBS Corp. Read More »

McDonald's plans for fully recycled packaging by 2025

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The goal is to feature 100 percent of its packaging from recycled, renewable or certifiable sources by 2025. In order to attain these goals, McDonald's will work with leading industry experts, local governments and environmental associations to improve packaging and recycling practices. Read More »

GE breakup is likely and could come as soon as this spring

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Trading volume for General Electric Company was 87.01 Million in its previous trading session. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. CFRA downgraded General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) rating on Friday, July 21. They expect $1.56 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $1.56 per share. Read More »

Cuomo unveils 2018 budget priorities in wake of federal tax reform

Cuomo's proposal also includes a variety of "revenue actions" - tax and fee increases. Recreational marijuana: A study will be conducted to determine whether NY should join other Northeastern states in legalizing and taxing the drug - which is legal in NY in non-smokeable forms for medical purposes. Read More »

Fears of job losses in United Kingdom after Carillion collapse

Trade the existing contracts; guarantee the continuity of public services; ensure minimum disruption in the private sector. One thing I have learned from the liquidation of Carillion is that balance sheet strength should not be overlooked when investing in any company. Read More »

Google expands network with new data centers, subsea cables

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Google also announced plans for three new undersea cables that will connect its data centers around the world. Starting with the regions, the Netherlands and Montreal will be opened up in the first quarter, while Los Angeles, Finland, and Hong Kong will follow later on in the year. Read More »

BP to take $1.7bn charge on Deepwater Horizon spill

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As of 08:40 GMT, BP's share price had given up 1.37 percent to 525.40p. The company announced that it would take the charge as part of the Court Supervised Settlement Program (CSSP) for the Deepwater Horizon class action settlement. The charge comes from significantly higher claims determinations issued by the CSSP in the fourth quarter. "Work on claims for damages is nearly over, and we now have a better look at our remaining obligations", said the Chief Financial Officer of BP, Brian ... Read More »