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SunTrust Banks Brokers Lift Earnings Estimates for Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE)

The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.02. Pfizer, Inc. now has a P/E ratio of 24.61 and market capitalization is 200.76B. Since February 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $5.16 million activity. The insider now directly owns 50,834 shares worth $1,710,056. Read More »

National Jewish Health Ranked Nation's #1 Respiratory Hospital

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News & World Report recognizes the outstanding care we provide", said Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., about the ranking for Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan. Some specialty rankings are also based on hospital reputation, which is determined by surveying over 125,000 physicians across the country. The Honor Roll award is given to 20 hospitals that deliver exceptional treatment across several areas. Read More »

Apple, Amazon, and Netflix may sign a deal with Eros

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Another report by Reuters also quoted an unnamed source as saying that Eros was in talks with Apple , Amazon , Netflix "and other major content distributors to sell its entire content library of films and music". Apple appears to be the wildcard here. Deadline has reached out for comment. Parent company Eros International has an enterprise value of roughly $655 million, based on Friday's closing price and net debt at the end of March. Read More »

Gujarat Rajya Sabha Polls: Setback for Ahmed Patel as NCP backs BJP

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But their deletion from the Congress' rolls jeopardises the election of Ahmed Patel - the political adviser to party No 1 Sonia Gandhi - who has served four terms already in the Rajya Sabha . In fact during the day, Ahmed Patel claimed that the NCP was going to back him. The vote is the personal property of an MLA (for the Rajya Sabha election ). Read More »

Rahul violated security protocol in Gujarat: Rajnath Singh

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During his visit to flood-affected town in Gujarat, Gandhi escaped unhurt after some unidentified persons threw a stone at the auto in which he was travelling, breaking the glass pane of the rear window of the vehicle. "The SPG and the state police asked him to stay in a bullet proof vehicle, but Congress vice president did not pay heed to the security instructions", added Rajnath. Read More »

ASEAN calls for non-militarization, self-restraint in South China Sea activities

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He said those conditions include a "stable situation" in the South China Sea and non-interference by "outside parties", an apparent reference to the United States. She says the USA plans to discuss the issue with other Asian nations during a regional meeting taking place in the Philippines. The tense talks came after Vietnam, which also claims parts of the strategically vital sea, insisted that tough language be inserted into the statement expressing concern over Chinese land reclamation ... Read More »

Israeli military helicopter crashes, pilot killed

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The cause of the crash, which came a week after another Apache was forced to make an emergency landing, has yet to be determined. Golan's co-pilot was critically wounded when their Apache attack helicopter crashed on landing moments after they reported a technical failure, whereupon it crashed inside the Israeli air force base. Read More »

Number of income tax returns filed goes up 24.7%

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The growth in ITRs filed by individuals is 25.3 per cent with over 2.79 crore returns having been received up to August 5 as against over 2.22 crore returns filed in the corresponding period last fiscal. Tax returns, however, will not be processed until Aadhaar is linked with PAN. The government attributes the spurt in I-T return filing to the 8 November 2016 demonetisation of high-value currency notes and "Operation Clean Money". Read More »

Paris Climate Accord: US submits formal notice of withdrawal from pact

So far "climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese" isn't the official policy of the USA government, but many worry that in addition to implementing policies that undo America's progress on global warming, the Trump administration will take steps to prevent others from accessing facts about the problem. Read More »

North Korea Threatens 'Ultimate Measures' Over New UN Sanctions

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Even if, in the best-case scenario, the sanctions hurt North Korea's economy and weaken its government, questions remain over what to do next. Shin Beomchul of the Seoul-based Korea National Diplomatic Academy said sanctions that can force a change from North Korea would include a ban on China's annual, mostly free shipment of 500,000 tons of crude oil to North Korea and the deporting by United Nations member states of the tens of thousands of North Korean workers now dispatched overseas. Read More »

CNN Poll: Trump Approval Hits Low of 38 Percent

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CNN' numbers are corroborated by Quinnipiac , who recently had a poll indicating that Trump's approval numbers are actually down to 33%. On Jan. 22, the Gallup daily tracking poll found that 45 percent of national adults approved of Trump. Read More »

Storm Causes Damage In Salisbury, Residents Believe A Tornado Touched Down

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Police started getting calls about damage shortly after 1:30 p.m., initially on the south side of the city near the university, and then the storm moved northeast, while there was a severe thunderstorm warning for the area. They said the EF-1 tornado left several large trees were uprooted. Stormy weather conditions affected much of the mid-Atlantic Monday as an area of low pressure rippled along a cold front, according to weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce. Read More »

China and ASEAN show they will not be impeded

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Kono, Tillerson and Bishop "called on all claimants to make and clarify their maritime claims" and "to resolve disputes peacefully" in accordance with the worldwide law of the sea, the statement said. This is a weekly look at the latest developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts that have raised tensions in the region. Read More »

King of Jordan to visit Palestine on Monday

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The U.S. president also asked Israel to "hold back on settlements" until a peace deal with the Palestinians could be struck. After spending 12 months in prison, the Israeli authorities Monday banned Dalal Said Abu al-Hawa, 39, from her East Jerusalem home and sent her into exile in the West Bank , according to her family. Read More »

Donald Trump is mobilizing his base to try to protect his presidency

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I think that is what Trump has on his mind so much that is causing him to behave as though he is guilty by constantly claiming Mueller's investigation is " a hoax " and a "which hunt". He's even tried, via, of course, Twitter , to pressure Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign so that he can appoint another, more pliable person in Sessions' place, one who would presumably muzzle Mueller . Read More »

From President Trump's 'Not a Vacation'

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But even though it looks like a vacation and sounds like a vacation, don't you dare call it a vacation! As Mr Trump headed off, another guest shouted he "had an idea" for the president, who waved from a distance. One of President Donald Trump's earliest staffers is leaving his White House post . "Don't take vacations. What's the point?" Gallup reported Monday that 37 percent of Americans approved of the job Trump was doing, and 56 percent disapproved. Read More »

China, ASEAN agree to build higher level of strategic partnership

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In a joint statement following a meeting Monday of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Australian and Japanese counterparts, the three officials "expressed serious concerns over maritime disputes in the South China Sea". China claims nearly all of the South China Sea, and has heavily militarized some islands in the region and expanded other territories with major land reclamation work, turning sandbars into islands and equipping them with airfields, ports and weapons systems. Read More »

Time to turn a new leaf on South China Sea issue

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The draft document on the COC, an official declaration professing common aspiration to maintain peace and stability in the region, is regarded as a concrete step to resolving the South China Sea dispute. One diplomat said Cambodia has effectively become China's voice at ASEAN on South China Sea affairs. It said that after extensive discussions, concerns were voiced by some members about land reclamation "and activities in the area which have eroded trust and confidence, increased tension ... Read More »

Greg Schiano: Ohio State DL the most talented he's coached

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According to Schiano , it will be better than the defensive line he coached as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 and 2013. Stints in the National Football League coaching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and as the defensive coordinator for some of the Miami Hurricanes fiercest defenses mean he's seen as much top-tier talent as anyone in the game. Read More »

Partial Eclipse Visible From Our Area

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While the "zone of totality"- the region where the moon will completely obscure the sun- will be well south of the Washington, D.C. region, our area will still witness a attractive partial eclipse the likes have which have not been seen since the 1970s. Read More »

Obama calls for peaceful election in Kenya

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In his final televised speech as the East African country's president ahead of the much-anticipated elections, Kenyatta said he was not speaking as a presidential candidate but as the president of Kenya . Raila Odinga , Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is making his fourth attempt at the presidency in next week's election. Read More »

China says sea feud talks can start this year

Even when its claims to South China Sea may be legitimate, Vietnam finds itself isolated in the ASEAN regional forum. The statement protests against the construction activities being undertaken by China in the South China Sea and seeks support of member nations to join the protest. Read More »