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'Trade Wars Are Good and Easy to Win'


Over 17.2 million cars were sold in 2017 , meaning that if Ross's math is right, Americans would pay about $3 billion more for vehicles under the new tariffs amid similar purchasing patterns. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday the EU was drawing up retaliatory measures including tariffs on imports of American goods like Harley-Davidson motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans, if the Trump administration moves forward with its plan. Read More »

Raiders to select 10th overall in April's NFL Draft


At the 2018 National Football League scouting combine in Indianapolis, the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers were pitted against each other in a coss toss to determine draft after (since they tied in both record and strength of schedule). Read More »

IShares TIPS Bond (TIP) Declines 0.08% for Mar 3


Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. This year's performance is 2.97% while this quarter's performance is -11.73%. Shares of Ishares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond Etf ( BMV:AGG ) opened at $106.46 on Friday. The ETF is -0.46% of its 52-Week High and 3.14% of its low, and is now having ATR of 0.13. Read More »

Late winter storm packing rain, snow, high winds


The people killed during the storm include a 6-year-old, who died in his bed when a tree came crashing into his family's home in Chester, Virginia; a 72-year-old Newport, Rhode Island, man, killed by a falling tree; a 77-year-old woman in Baltimore County, Maryland , who was crushed by a tree branch while while checking the mail; and three men - one in James City County, Virginia, another in CT and a third in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania - who were killed when trees fell on their ... Read More », Inc. (AMZN) CEO Sells 250 Shares

The shares were sold at an average price of $1,454.37, for a total value of $2,908,740.00. TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) has risen 15.03% since March 3, 2017 and is uptrending. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Friday, October 23. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $1,460.91. Read More »

Less guns more laws


In evaluating potential solutions to the epidemic of school shootings, the suggestion to arm teachers-people who have devoted their lives to educating and inspiring-with guns is too absurd to even consider. So, then they said, "A good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun". People say metal detectors would help. She volunteered at my preschool and chaperoned all my field trips until she realized that her attachment to teaching the alphabet and finger painting stemmed from more than just ... Read More »

Markets Right Now: Stocks pare losses in midday trade


He said that the United States is losing on trade with virtually every country and that "trade wars are good" and "easy to win". Investors have a different impression. Caterpillar fell 2.6 percent. Celgene fell about 7 percent after USA health regulators rejected the company's application seeking approval of a key multiple sclerosis drug. Read More »

Six dead, streets flooded, cities paralyzed by massive East Coast storm


Kayakers paddled down Boston streets and national guardsmen rescued 50 people from their homes in nearby Quincy, sometimes carrying them to safety in the scoopers of front-end loaders, CNN affiliate WBZ reported . Portions of NY also saw more than a foot of snow Thursday night. "The flooding, especially along the coastal communities will probably exceed the January 4 storm". Read More »

Hardliners give May's Brexit vision a cautious welcome

Significantly, May said she would "not be buffeted by demands to threaten a walkout" - a rejection of the approach favoured by Eurosceptics who prefer "no deal" and all the economic risks that would involve. Tusk was scathing of May's stated goal of "frictionless" trade with the EU and warned that the EC could only advise a customs union in Ireland as an alternative to a hard border. Read More »

Letter, 3/1: Ricketts tone-deaf on NRA convention

FedEx goes on to say the pricing program that's the focus of the concerns is not for the NRA itself but rather small businesses and consumers that are part of the NRA . In contrast, gun-related crime did not decrease during the conventions. Critics said the deals served as an attractive element of NRA membership. Read More »

U.S. stocks waver amid economic data


US stocks went on another dizzying ride Friday and worked their way back from an early-morning plunge to send the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its first gain in four days. "Investors are grappling with the prospects of higher than expected interest rates and inflation, and a potentially more hawkish Fed", said Chris Zaccarelli, chief investment officer at Charlotte, North Carolina-based Independent Advisor Alliance. Read More »

(MRO) Position Increased by Rhumbline Advisers

The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $14.42. About 1.59 million shares traded. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Capital One Financial Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for Marathon Oil Co". RBC Capital Markets maintained Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) on Thursday, February 4 with "Top Pick" rating. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post sales of $84.20 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $64.59 billion to ... Read More »

Beer industry could feel crunch from Trump's proposed aluminum tariff


Trump said his administration would impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum. "We strongly regret this step, which appears to represent a blatant intervention to protect USA domestic industry and not to be based on any national security justification", Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission said in a statement . Read More »

Powell says gradual rate hikes means wages can move higher


Following Powell's comments on Tuesday, investors globally have started to price in a tighter monetary policy in the United States, leading to persistent weakness in equity markets. "The comeback by the dollar could negatively impact crude oil prices and in turn cool inflation expectations. That's why it has become the focus" of the gold market, he said. Read More »

First Ever Plant-based LEGO Bricks to Go on Sale


Lego is also working with WWF to help support demand for sustainably-sourced plastics. LEGO has announced plans to launch environmentally-friendly bricks made using plant-based plastics. Lego has teamed up with WWF and the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA) to ensure sustainable raw materials. Of all the plastic pieces it makes, polyethylene accounts for just 1-2%, and the botanical pieces will be the only ones to be made from sustainable polyethylene. Read More »

Almost a third of Uber drivers are actually losing money, study shows


Further, 30% of drivers are actually losing money once vehicle expenses are included, the study found. Drivers using the 54 cents per mile standard deduction for 2016 exceed their median costs of 30 cents per mile. In June, Uber added a tipping feature for drivers in the U.S. Since then, it introduced an initiative called "180 days of change" to focus on increasing drivers' earnings. Read More »

Biofilm Replaces Plastic Packaging in this Dutch Supermarket Aisle


If you are doing #PlasticFreeFebruary #PlasticFreeLent #PlasticFreeFriday you want to spend a weekend in #Amsterdam where there is a #PlasticFreeAisle at @ekoplaza Drive your #ElectricVehicle there and fill up. A Plastic Free Aisle makes flawless sense for supermarkets battling for market share in a hyper-competitive trading environment. An Amsterdam supermarket is installing a plastic-free aisle as campaigners call for a similar concepts to be used in the UK. Read More »

Won't accept divergence with N. Ireland, says May

A customs union is a distant second-best to the single market for businesses, but at least smooths trade and would keep the Irish border invisible. The text proposes there would be no internal borders as well as a free movement of goods between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, effectively making Northern Ireland part of the EU customs union. Read More »

How Many Spectris plc (LON:SXS)'s Analysts Are Bullish?

It has outperformed by 22.96% the S&P500. They now have a GBX 265.00 PT on ITV PLC (LON:ITV). Liberum Capital reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 850 ($11.74) price objective on shares of UNITE Group in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Read More »

No Luas Trams Will Run On Friday


Luas services were suspended today at midday. The company says it has cancelled the following services, and the last train to depart Heuston tonight will be the 10.10pm train to Portlaoise. A number of public transport services are set to resume while passengers stranded at Dublin airport will be hoping to take to the skies. A full update on each service can be found below. Read More »

'Beast' storm blankets United Kingdom in snow


We're in the jaws of the Beast From The East - a term forecasters use to describe exceptionally cold air from Russia/Siberia brought in on easterly winds. The spell of wintry weather is not letting up, with the Met Office forecasting significantly more snow today and eastern Scotland and north-east England withstanding the worst of the brutally winter conditions. Read More »

Glasgow Airport delay runway opening time as snow suspends flights


About a third of the flights at Kennedy were cancelled by mid-afternoon. A spokesperson said operations were on hold as teams worked to clear the airfield of snow, and that has now been wrapped up. By mid-morning on March 1 Glasgow Airport had said there will be no arrivals or departures before 15:00 local time. The storm is expected to be the most extreme winter weather event in Ireland since 1982 as Storm Emma clashes with Arctic winds causing heavy snowfall and gusts of up to ... Read More »