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United States consumer confidence unexpectedly improves in July United States consumer confidence unexpectedly improves in July
- July 26, 2017

The index in March had hit 124.9, its highest level since December 2000, but has slid downward in recent months. Capital Economics pointed out that at 103.3, the expectations sub-index is broadly in line with its average since last November, when expectations surged in the wake of Trump's surprise election victory. (more...)
The Major Obstacle Standing in the Way of Neymar Signing PSG Deal The Major Obstacle Standing in the Way of Neymar Signing PSG Deal
- July 26, 2017

Spanish worldwide defender Pique indicated the South American maestro would continue at Camp Nou by tweeting a photo of Neymar with the caption "He's staying". SunSport revealed recently that PSG and the Brazilian worldwide have already agreed personal terms, where he is in line to earn £27million-a-year after tax. (more...)
General Motors Company Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.38 (GM) General Motors Company Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.38 (GM)
- July 26, 2017

Active Investors often maintain a close study on trading capacity of T stock. General Motors (NYSE:GM) (TSE:GMM.U) last posted its earnings results on Friday, April 28th. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://www.com-unik.info/2017/07/25/general-motors-company-nysegm-lowered-to-strong-sell-at-zacks-investment-research.html. (more...)
As McDonald's works on transforming, $1 sodas boost USA sales As McDonald's works on transforming, $1 sodas boost USA sales
- July 26, 2017

The burger giant, which beat analysts' expectations in the second quarter, said its $1 drinks promotion and a new line of burgers helped reverse a sales slump in its USA business. One franchisee observed, "Every week more money is requested for better tech equipment upgrades in building and interior, which is reducing our equity and consideration for more borrowing to pay for what your cash flow can't handle". (more...)
KKR makes bet on health with $2.8bn WebMD deal KKR makes bet on health with $2.8bn WebMD deal
- July 26, 2017

The stock, after opening at $0.14, closed at $0.150 by scoring 4.31%. About 16.94 million shares traded or 3106.77% up from the average. WebMD Health has $72 highest and $52 lowest target. The WebMD deal is five months after the New York-based company said it would explore strategic options amid a slowdown in advertising paid for by pharmaceutical companies. (more...)
Acacia Mining disputes Tanzania government's $190 billion tax assessment Acacia Mining disputes Tanzania government's $190 billion tax assessment
- July 25, 2017

J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an "overweight" rating and issued a GBX 610 ($7.95) target price on shares of Acacia Mining PLC in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. Acacia's shares were down more than 17 percent on Friday. "We were having difficulty getting work permits renewed". "This country wasn't supposed to be poor; it has been endowed with minerals which were stolen through export of copper concentrates", said Magufuli, appealing to Tanzanians to support him in his fight against ... (more...)
Moscovici: Greece's market return and Moscovici: Greece's market return and "dramatic improvement"
- July 25, 2017

However, the IMF said it would not release any funds until the eurozone agreed on a deal to cut Greece's €314bn debt burden. So long as Athens is supported by credit from the worldwide aid programme, which runs until summer 2018, it won't be forced to depend on private finance. (more...)
BMO Capital Markets Upgrades Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) to BMO Capital Markets Upgrades Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) to "Outperform"
- July 25, 2017

It has underperformed by 35.19% the S&P500. Caterpillar's revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter past year. Caterpillar Inc Del Com now has $63.07 billion valuation . On Tuesday, February 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to "Overweight". As per Thursday, March 24, the company rating was upgraded by OTR Global. (more...)
Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo in £896m deal Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo in £896m deal
- July 25, 2017

Jimmy Choo , which holds attraction among the celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman and Kate Middleton, is the "ideal partner" for the USA handbag and clothing maker, it said in a statement. But the company has been struggling recently with declining same-store sales. Michael Kors has been expanding into menswear and investing into online sales after a hard trading period. (more...)
Sleuthing service Snopes.com seeks public donations amid legal battle Sleuthing service Snopes.com seeks public donations amid legal battle
- July 25, 2017

Further, "Defendant David Mikkelson ("Mikkelson") has engaged in a lengthy scheme of concealment and subterfuge to gain control of the company and to drain its profits ". If you've used Snopes to get to the bottom of misinformation during the last USA election, or just hop on it from time to time to prove to your Aunt Carol that her chain letter isn't real, you might consider donating to the site during the campaign. (more...)
Congress' bipartisan agreement to take hard line against Russian Federation Congress' bipartisan agreement to take hard line against Russian Federation
- July 25, 2017

President Donald Trump has indicated in the past that he is wary of imposing sanctions on Moscow. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said a strong sanctions bill is "essential", and said in a statement that he expects "the house and senate will act on this legislation promptly, on a broad bipartisan basis". (more...)
Crude Gains In Asia Ahead Of API Estimates, Upbeat OPEC Views Crude Gains In Asia Ahead Of API Estimates, Upbeat OPEC Views
- July 25, 2017

Oil prices have increased marginally before the scheduled meeting between OPEC and other nations to discuss worldwide market issues. Front-month Brent crude futures - the global benchmark - has been up and down over that period, and in that order, trading between $44 to $58 per barrel since OPEC and non-OPEC agreed to cut global production levels back in late November previous year. (more...)
New Swift Sport to debut at 67th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show New Swift Sport to debut at 67th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show
- July 25, 2017

A front and rear splitter, new rear bumper, side sills, lip spoiler and dual exhausts have been added to the auto to enhance the vehicle's appearance. The 2018 Swift Sport will "embody the brand's sporty profile", according to Suzuki, while also benefitting from the standard model's comprehensive redesign . (more...)
Halliburton Company Earnings Watch & Stock Update Halliburton Company Earnings Watch & Stock Update
- July 25, 2017

Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) has risen 19.03% since July 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.33% the S&P500. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, twenty-eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. (more...)
Irish Water admits emergency shortages are likely 'for years' Irish Water admits emergency shortages are likely 'for years'
- July 25, 2017

Irish Water are calling on people to remain calm and have apologised for the inconvenience caused. It said the water main that supplies the Staleen Water Treatment Plant is located over four metres underground and "requires a complex repair". (more...)
Police arrest 5 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Kano State Police arrest 5 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Kano State
- July 25, 2017

Speaking on how he joined the group, Yakubu said: "I was given Army recruitment form to fill past year and after I filled it, I sent it back to my friend who in turn returned it to the person who gave the form to him". "One of the suspected terrorists who was confirmed to be a dismissed Air Force Officer, now at large, threw an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the Police, with three of them (suspects) sustaining various degrees of injury". (more...)
State Attorney will not charge Michael Irvin in sexual assault case State Attorney will not charge Michael Irvin in sexual assault case
- July 25, 2017

The Broward State Attorney's Office is preparing a statement that will be released later Monday to officially clear Irvin's name. She told investigators the same night of the alleged incident that she did not do any type of drugs and believed somebody put something in her drink. (more...)
New York Times asks Fox for apology after 'inaccurate segment' New York Times asks Fox for apology after 'inaccurate segment'
- July 25, 2017

Fox News and the are in a war of words over Fox News reports that a Times story from 2015 compromised us military efforts to capture a key ISIS leader. Fox News first mentioned the controversy in an article that ran on its website late Friday. President Trump had apparently been watching, for he tweeted the following the morning after Thomas's remarks. (more...)
Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers
- July 25, 2017

The discovery was made by a robot called Little Sunfish , which entered the flooded reactor 3 on Friday and ended its mission on Saturday. "It's definitely fuel debris". 2 reactor at the plant. "We have already developed remotely operated robots for inspections at Fukushima ", said Goro Yanase, General Manager of Toshiba's Nuclear Energy Systems and Services Division in a statement. (more...)
Turbines for first floating wind farm head to Scotland Turbines for first floating wind farm head to Scotland
- July 25, 2017

Dubbed as the Hywind project , the floating wind farm will generate enough energy to power 20,000 homes. The towers that will carry the rotors were built in Spain and assembled at Stord in Norway, each weighing approximately 12,000 tonnes and measuring 253m high from the lowest point on the sub-structure to the tip of the blade, said Statoil . (more...)