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Trump setback as vote on plan to replace Obamacare delayed

The White House should be represented, including the vice president, the Health and Human Services secretary. Still, passage of the Republican bill remains up in the air. Everybody involved with the legislation - from President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) to the most junior member of the Freedom Caucus - knows that the show is just beginning. Read More »

Schumer wants to stop health care plan 'before it's too late'

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Unfortunately, a narrow majority on the court rescued the law and its punishing mandates and taxes. Apparently Republican lawmakers have invented a time machine, which is better known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Under legislation enacted past year, the state has cut reimbursement rates to Medicaid providers and is pursuing federal permission to charge co-payments. Read More »

How Trump's Negotiation Skills Failed to Repeal Obamacare

Trump pinned the blame on Democrats, saying: "With no Democrat support we couldn't quite get there". He told News 12 that he's not sure what to expect for the remainder of Trump's presidency. Politico reports that Trump singled out Meadows in front of his fellow politicians, joking that he'd "come after" him if he didn't vote yes, and then said, "I think Mark Meadows will get on board". Read More »

Maintains Stake in Schlumberger Limited. (SLB)

The stock is now trading at a distance of -0.71% from SMA-20. The company's Relative strength index is 34.81. The RSI oscillates between zero and 100. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $7.3 Billion and $6.52 Billion, respectively. WealthTrust Arizona LLC now owns 1,429 shares of the company's stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 74 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

(ORCL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Wunderlich

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Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Proficio Capital Partners LLC raised its position in Oracle by 4.5% in the third quarter. On average, analysts forecast that Oracle Co . will post $2.63 earnings per share for the current year. Investors of record on Thursday, January 5th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. Read More »

Titan International, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWI) To Release Earnings

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Zacks Investment Research has downgraded Titan International Inc (NYSE:TWI) to Hold in a report released on 3/18/2017. "Fourth quarter 2016 sales were actually higher than third quarter sales and relatively flat as compared to the US$307.8mln in fourth quarter 2015". Read More »

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

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Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act seemed so simple one year ago among Republicans who were confident they could erase Barack Obama's namesake health care law and replace it with something infinitely better. According to the 2016 Senate report by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, as of June 2015, "The Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible ... Read More »

Pastor finds 706-carat diamond in Sierra Leone

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In a ceremony Wednesday, Koroma thanked the chief of Kono district, where the uncut gem was found, for "not smuggling the diamond out of the country". Nyaungwa adds that it is hard to estimate a price as it is "quality not size [that] determines the value of a diamond". Civil wars have broken out in the region over the jewels, leading to them being called "conflict diamonds" or " blood diamonds ". Read More »

Average Brokerage Rating Of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

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On average, analysts predict that Bristol-Myers Squibb will post $2.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The Stock has Weekly volatility of 1.67% and monthly volatility of 1.98%. The performance for Year to Date ( YTD ) is 0.45%. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.74%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 5th. Read More »

Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights and Israel ties

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The companies include Bent Tal, United Technologies Products. Tensions have mounted between Tehran and Washington since US President Donald Trump took office in January. Under the deal, limits were put on Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all nuclear-related bans against the Islamic Republic. Read More »

Worth Watching Stock: Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC)

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Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Physicians Realty Trust (DOC ) in which Jefferies Initiates Coverage On Physicians Realty Trust (DOC ) to Hold with no specific Price Target on 12/16/16. Analyst Recommendation is an outlook of a stock-market analyst on a stock. These factors include, but are not limited to, (1) the discretion of Lexington's Board of Trustees with respect to the authorization of future dividend declarations and (2) those factors and risks detailed in ... Read More »

SBI to initiate IPO offer of its life insurance arm

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This may include an 8% stake to be sold by SBI itself, it added. Last month SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya had said that SBI could plan for a listing for SBI Life after its joint venture partner BNP Paribas Cardif declined the option to raise its stake beyond the current 26%. Read More »

Clay Matthews Sr. passes away at 88

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Matthews, a two-way lineman, played his college football at Georgia Tech when the school was an SEC member, then played four years in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. And there appears to be one more potential National Football League player on the Matthews' roster: Bruce's youngest son, Luke, is a 6-foot-4, 310-pound four-star guard from the Houston suburbs who already is committed to Texas A&M. Read More »

Trump tax cut doubts hit stocks, lift yen vs dollar

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The tech-heavy U.S. Nasdaq Composite fell as much as 1.7 percent after hitting a record intraday high earlier on the back of Apple shares, which briefly touched a record $142.80 a share before falling. The broader All Ordinaries index closed 42.10 points or 0.73% higher at 5,796.10. The vote, which had originally been set for Thursday, was postponed because of the tepid support. Read More »

Manchester City accept FA charge for failing to control players

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Gael Clichy was penalised for a high boot on Roberto Firmino and City's players surrounded referee Michael Oliver. The case will be heard by an independent regulatory commission in due course. Charges against City were levelled in January following an alleged third violation of "whereabouts" rules in the last 12 months. The Premier League club also failed to take notice of a written warning sent three weeks before the final breach. Read More »

Zacks Rank on Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) based on Estimated Earnings

This showed the surprise of -24.4% in the last quarter earnings. We'll be keeping an eye on Abercrombie & Fitch Co (NYSE:ANF) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions. The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 3rd were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. Read More »

Rep. Mac Thornberry releases statement on health care bill

Much of the country's care for the elderly comes in the form of unpaid assistance from family members, and the Caring Across Generations group anxious that the burdens on those families would only have worsened under the repeal-and-replace legislation . Read More »

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX), Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELGX)

Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky's holdings in CONSOL Energy were worth $797,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Southeastern Asset Management Inc/Tn/ owns $689.37 million in CONSOL Energy Inc., which represents roughly 19.15% of the company's market cap and approximately 18.53% of the institutional ownership. Read More »

India welcomes Airbus' first Asia training center

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MoS Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha and CEO of Airbus Tom Enders were also present on the occasion. Covering nearly 7,000m², the Indian facility will initially feature two Airbus A320 full flight simulators, eventually rising to six simulators. Read More »

Most Active Volume Stock: Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM)

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The stock declined 0.13% or $0.04 reaching $29.79 per share. The volume of 2.72 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 3.95 Million shares. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Thursday, July 30. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, November 5. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal Weight" on Thursday, July 30. Read More »

Oil prices decline on rising USA crude inventories

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That selloff is continuing this week because the US government reported another unexpectedly large increase in stockpiles. On its first day as the front-month, US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for May slipped 20 cents , or 0.4 per cent, to settle at US$48.04 per barrel. Read More »

What Do Analysts Say About PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI)

We would note that analysts seem to be projecting earnings, on average, for this quarter in the range of $-0.05 to $0.05. From a bird's eye view, Executives hold 3.39 percent of the stock. In terms of pullbacks, $2.21 level is the first resistance point. Stratos Wealth Partners Limited holds 0.01% or 813 shares. Mariner Wealth Ltd Llc accumulated 1,011 shares. Read More »

Taipei 101, Carrefour, hotels observe Earth Hour by turning off lights

From just 35 countries participating in the first global event in 2008, a record 178 countries joined Earth Hour 2016. HollywoodLifers , are you observing Earth Hour this year? In a memorandum circular, the DILG secretary directed all provincial governors, city/municipal mayors, punong barangays, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) secretary, and DILG regional/ provincial directors to advocate and widen public participation in the Earth Hour 2017 . Read More »

Idea, Vodafone merge to beat Airtel

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Idea will hold 26 per cent of the combined entity while the rest will be owned by public shareholders. Analysts are of the view that the competition in the industry is unlikely to subside in the medium term despite the mega merger. If both Idea and Vodafone do not have equal shareholding by the end of the 4th year, after merger is completed, Vodafone will have to reduce its holding to equalise its ownership over the 5th year. Read More »