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Albemarle Corporation (ALB) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts

Robert W. Baird reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $118.00 target price on shares of Albemarle Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, February 28th. The stock has "Hold" rating by Williams Capital Group on Thursday, February 23. The stock of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. Read More »

Bill Clinton demonized Ken Starr -- can Trump do the same to Mueller?

The White House finally said Tuesday evening that Trump has "no intention" of firing Mueller, amid speculation and concern that he was weighing that option. His first target was former FBI Director James Comey who the President dismissed as "very cowardly" and as a " nut job ". The Wisconsin Republican commented in response to a Trump friend, Chris Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax , who suggested Monday night that the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions 'to Deny Third Meeting With Russian Ambassador' in Senate Hearing


The attorney general has told the committee he will refuse to discuss his conversations with the president, according to a person familiar with Sessions's plan. 5. Why was Sessions involved in the firing of Comey if he had stepped aside from the Russian Federation probe? AG Sessions is a key player in the story regarding the "let Flynn go" narrative. Read More »

Trump announces Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative


The Trump plan, which still needs Congressional approval, would shift control of ATC from the Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ) into the hands of a private corporation. The FAA, Trump said, would not be focused predominantly on flight safety. The National Air Traffic Control Association, which wasn't at the White House event, has said the current system is unacceptable and previously supported a federally chartered, nonprofit model. Read More »

Favorable News Coverage Very Unlikely to Impact Zix Corporation (ZIXI) Stock Price

The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link . On Thursday, May 25th, Richard Spurr sold 980 shares of Zix Corporation stock. The correct version of this article can be viewed at Read More »

Timeline of Otto Warmbier's saga in North Korea

Warmbier's parents told The Washington Post their son has been in a coma since shortly after his trial in Pyongyang in March 2016 - his last public appearance. "US detainees in North Korea, although a humanitarian concern, tend to be viewed by the U.S. government as a thorn in the diplomatic side", Aum said. Read More »

Were Analysts Bearish Plains GP Holdings LP (NYSE:PAGP) This Week?

PAGP has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. The stock of Plains GP Holdings LP (NYSE: PAGP ) earned "Neutral" rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, April 1. Texas Yale Capital invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Plains GP Holdings LP (NYSE: PAGP ). If you are reading this news story on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of global trademark & copyright legislation. Read More »

Pennsylvania takes new step on troubled public pension plans


On Monday Pennsylvania's Democratic Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that would enroll new state employees in "hybrid" retirement plans that feature defined-contributions from employees, much like 401 (k) s offered by private businesses. "At this point, we have exhausted our options for filing an appeal through the Federal Emergency Management Agency", Wolf said. Current state employees may opt into the new system but are not required to do so. Read More »

Teekay Offshore Partners LP

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its stake in Teekay Offshore Partners 32.4% in the first quarter. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $2.61. Salient Capital Advisors Llc, which manages about $5.02B and $5.24B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Shell Midstream Partners LP by 639,668 shares to 5.80 million shares, valued at $168.63 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Read More »

Diageo plc (DEO) Stake Reduced by Marietta Wealth Management LLC

The company has a market capitalization of $75.05 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.99. The stock decreased 6.25% or $0.02 on June 9, reaching $0.3. About 99,034 shares traded. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, January 12. BNP Paribas upgraded the shares of DEO in report on Friday, September 11 to "Outperform" rating. Read More »

Hopes lost for crew of sunken PNG boat


One man was rescued by helicopter one day after the incident, after he swam to nearby Idihi Island, about 30 kilometres from Royal Papua Yacht Club, where the boat had been moored. "We are in close contact with the families, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and authorities", the spokesperson said. NMSA chief executive officer Paul Una said "small boat owners, operators and passengers. Read More »

Sessions: Comey was wrong to leak Flynn memo

WASHINGTON ( CNN ) - All eyes were on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday as he testified before the Senate intelligence committee less than a week after ousted FBI Director James Comey's testimony . "I recused myself from any investigation into the campaigns for President, but I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations", Sessions said. Read More »

S'pore CEOs optimistic about growth prospects


They were the most confident amongst ASEAN CEOs. Globally, 74 per cent of CEOs said their businesses were aiming to be disruptors. The survey also said that in Asean, a greater proportion of CEOs expect to invest in blockchain and data analytic tools (92%); cognitive technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning (83%); and internet of things (IoT) (79%), over the next three years. Read More »

In Sessions hearing, GOP senators sought truth, Dems sought to hit Trump

Sessions also responded to questions regarding his involvement with former FBI Director James Comey's firing last month, saying that it was his duty as attorney general to make the personnel changes the president wanted. Lawmakers also asked Rosenstein whether it was appropriate for Sessions to be involved in the firing of Comey given Sessions's recusal from the Clinton email investigation, which he offered because of his role on the Trump campaign. Read More »

Uber CEO Kalanick says he will take leave of absence


For the inquiry, Holder's team conducted more than 200 interviews with current and former employees and read through 3 million documents. Holder's report , which was released to employees Tuesday, recommends diminishing Kalanick's role as CEO, make the board more independent, tie executive pay to ethics, diversify staff and create an oversight committee. Read More »

Are Analysts Bearish Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) After Last Week?

About 153,258 shares traded. It has outperformed by 11.16% the S&P500. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) had a decrease of 11.6% in short interest. Pinnacle Associates Ltd, a New York-based fund reported 1.39 million shares. Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) has risen 27.86% since June 12, 2016 and is uptrending. Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

The sudden burst of chatter about Mueller's termination started over the weekend. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that Trump called him Monday night because of Gingrich's concerns about the Russian Federation probe. You're impeding this investigation", Heinrich said. Rosenstein responded: "No I have not". If questions arise about what matters Sessions should stay away from, he said, a career official in Rosenstein's office is consulted. Read More »

Chinese insurer reportedly detained amid financial probe


The Chinese language magazine Caijing reported on Tuesday that authorities had taken Wu away for investigation, citing unidentified sources, but the report was deleted hours later. Anbang denied accusations in April by another magazine, Caixin , that it improperly used payments from policyholders as capital. But the talks broke off in March after critics of the Trump administration warned of a potential conflict of interest. Read More »

Uber board weighs report on workplace culture

Full view will be published shortly. Emil Michael, Uber's senior vice-president and a close ally of chief executive Travis Kalanick , has left the company , employees have been told . The meeting, which Uber did not publicise, was a pivotal moment for the world's most valuable venture-backed private company, which upended the tightly regulated taxi industry in many countries. Read More »

Wing Seymour hopes to see more from Lions attack in Otago

But flanker Warburton, 28, accepts he can not face the world champions under-cooked. "Maybe that would be the situation, or maybe I could have a blinder on Tuesday and feel absolutely fine so we'll see how it goes really". I thought there were two areas where there was concern. "We were pleased with the defense", Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones said. Meanwhile, Gatland has blasted New Zealand's Super Rugby sides for illegal scrummaging. Read More »

11 states sue Trump administration over energy standards


Eleven state attorneys general are joining environmentalists in suing the Department of Energy (DOE) over a handful of energy efficiency regulations that the Trump administration has stopped from taking effect. The rules, if implemented, would reduce planet-heating carbon dioxide emissions by more than 26 million metric tons per year - the equivalent of taking almost 5.5 million cars off the road - and would save USA energy users $24 billion over 30 years, the states said. Read More »

1400 jobs to go from Telstra across Australia


This has resulted in a steady workforce reduction campaign that has seen hundreds of workers let go over the past six months. Staff are being briefed this morning on the cuts with talks with the union to come later in the week. Staff in that team, mainly fix workers, are starting to become redundant as the old Telstra copper lines are decommissioned with the NBN coming in as a replacement. Read More »