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Turkey Starts Capture Of Afrin

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There is nothing to be gained from carrying out the bidding of the USA in Syria , and right now Turkey and the Kurds alike are learning this the hard way, independent political analyst Dan Glazebrook told RT. "Know that if you go out on the streets, authorities are on your necks", he told thousands of supporters in Bursa. "This is a national struggle". Turkey is getting help in its military offensive into Afrin from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a Turkish-backed proxy group. Read More »

Om Prakash Rawat appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner

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In 1993, in his first stint at Centre, Rawat served as Director/Joint Secretary in the Defence Ministry. He also served as Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh from 2004 to 2006. "The identification will then be foolproof", Rawat said. "Holding simultaneous elections would help save a lot of money, especially for the political parties who can do their campaigning only once". Read More »

Halliburton Company Announces 1220% Increase In Q4 Bottom Line

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Halliburton , which is valued at about $50 billion, and Schlumberger , which is worth about $110 billion, help drilling companies to set up... The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, May 4 by iBERIA Capital Partners. On 7/14/2017 announced a quarterly dividend of $0.18 1.63% with an ex dividend date of 9/1/2017 which will be payable on 9/6/2017. Among 39 analysts covering Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), 35 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Read More »

Amazon hikes monthly Prime fees almost 20%

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The company is increasing the monthly subscription cost from $10.99 (£7.90) to $12.99 (£9.34) - a sizeable 18 per cent jump. It's easier to keep customers on Prime if they're paying annually, and the company just made that more enticing with a $2 increase to the monthly rate. Read More »

Trump approves new solar tariffs

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Thin-film solar panels (like those manufactured by First Solar and Solar Frontier) were not expected to be affected by the tariffs, but were not officially confirmed by Lighthizer. and SolarWorld Americas, requested the tariffs to address what they see as a serious injury of imported cheap cells and modules, primarily from Asian-owned companies. Read More »

Montana governor signs executive order to keep net neutrality in the state

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The fight to save net neutrality continues as attorneys gather to counter the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) ruling to reverse the Open Internet Order . "Today we're making our choice clear: we want net neutrality". Legislatures in New York and Rhode Island have already drafted similar bills trying to use government contracts to regulate ISPs, The New York Times pointed out . Read More »

Celgene Continues Active January With $9B Juno Acquisition

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Juno shares in premarket trade Monday jumped 26% to $86.10 each, after ending Friday's session at $67.81. 5,229,618 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,846,186. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Several other institutional investors have also bought shares of the company. Juno Therapeutics Inc . Read More »

ONGC shares rise on deal to buy majority stake in HPCL

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Through the single share sale, the Centre would be able to meet half of its disinvestment target of Rs 72,500 crore through a single action taking the total receipts close to Rs 92,000 crore. Based on Friday's closing price of Rs 416.55, HPCL has a market capitalisation of about Rs 63,475 crore. This happened in December 2016 too when ONGC was told to acquire Gujarat-government controlled GSPC's 80 per cent stake in the latter's not-so-successful Deen Dayal asset in the Krishna-Godavari ... Read More »

Ocado Shares Soar As It Secures Second International Deal

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The FTSE 250 company announced today that it was "delighted" to be working with one of the leading retailers of Canada. The partnership will bring a new website for online grocery shopping plus mobile grocery ordering apps, while Ocado's latest automated warehouse geared towards e-commerce will be built in Toronto. Read More »

Wenger rules out sale and gives Wilshere contract update

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The England worldwide, now with less than six months to run on his current terms, opened discussions with the Gunners earlier this month. Persistent ankle problems left the 26-year-old down the pecking order and he spent last season on loan at Bournemouth . Read More »

Woman dies after falling from Carnival cruise balcony

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Friday's incident is the second death aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship in recent months. The ship, which was on a four-day Bahamas cruise from Jacksonville that departed Thursday, was near Freeport, Bahamas, at the time of the incident. Read More »

International Monetary Fund raises outlook for Canadian economy, upgrades global economic projections

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However, it cut its forecast for Spain's growth for 2018 by 0.1 percentage point, saying political uncertainty linked to the Catalonia region's independence push was expected to impact business confidence and demand. That would be the strongest year for global growth since 2011 and represents an upward revision of 0.2 percent since the IMF's forecast in October . Read More »

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez undergoes Manchester United medical

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Paper Round's view: On the one hand Wenger's quotes on the wage demands, particularly with regards to City pulling out, make a lot of sense. It has been revealed that Arsenal enquired about the availability of another Manchester United player during the Alexis Sanchez talks. Read More »

Yoga on ice: India to offer classes during Davos summit

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Modi said India's engagement with the outside world has become "truly and effectively multi-dimensional" in recent years. Modi will visit Switzerland from Jan 22-23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said GST and demonetisation are not the only achievements of his government and there are many others like financial inclusion, toilet construction and electrification that can be talked about for days together. Read More »

Oil rises as Saudi Arabia says producers will cooperate beyond 2018

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It comes days after the International Energy Agency warned that an "explosive" expansion in the United States shale heartlands could reduce the impact of Opec-led supply cuts. “Given Venezuela's astonishing debt and deteriorating oil network, it is possible that declines this year will be even steeper than the 270,000 barrels a day in 2017, ” the report said. Read More »

Oil producers to cooperate after 2018: Saudi minister

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The commodity markets , that had been suffering from their worst-ever downturn over the last three years, appear to be finally witnessing a rebound. "The general perception that the market has been tightening is clearly the overriding factor and, within this overall picture, there is mounting concern about Venezuela's production", the IEA, which coordinates energy policy in industrialised nations, said in its monthly report . Read More »

Facebook gives users the job of judging news sources

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On January 12, Facebook said it will change the way it does business to emphasise "meaningful social interactions". Last week I announced a major change to encourage meaningful social interactions with family and friends over passive consumption. Read More »

Every Premier League managerial sacking this season after Watford dismiss Marco Silva

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The 2-0 defeat at Leicester leaves them just five points clear of the drop zone, and with their form so bad club bosses are anxious they will plummet further down the table. The new man will be Watford's 10th manager since the Pozzo family took over the club only six years ago. Gracia then moved on to Russian side Rubin Kazan , but he left by mutual consent in June 2017 after finishing ninth in his solitary season in charge, with his lack of knowledge of the language said to be major ... Read More »

American Electric Power Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NYSE:AEP)

The institutional investor held 4,625 shares of the radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $240,000, down from 11,105 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP ) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. Elkhorn Investments LLC now owns 17,770 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $1,260,000 after purchasing an additional 76 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket reaches orbit and deploys satellites

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Following successful first and second stage burns, Electron reached orbit and deployed customer payloads at 8 minutes and 31 seconds after lift-off. "I'm immensely proud of what they have achieved today". Rocket Lab aims to lower the cost of launching small satellites. Still Testing was carrying a Dove Pioneer Earth-imaging satellite for launch customer Planet, as well as two Lemur-2 satellites for weather and ship tracking company Spire. Read More »

Washington Real Estate Investment (WRE) Price Lingering Below the Cloud

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the past year is C$9.36. First Trust Advsrs Limited Partnership holds 0.01% of its portfolio in ScanSource, Inc. Stifel Nicolaus restated a hold rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Read More »

Inc. Sells 1979 Shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)

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Franklin Street Advisors Inc who had been investing in Gilead Sciences Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $103.27 billion market cap company. Meiji Yasuda Life Ins owns 14,565 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Somerset Tru Com has invested 0.86% in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) might see muted action given an ABR of 2.1 or Hold rating. Read More »

Insider Activity of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS)

The company had a trading volume of 3,874,685 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,280,000. It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. The formula for calculating the price-earnings ratio for any stock is simple: the market value per share divided by the earnings per share (EPS). Read More »