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Liberum Capital Reiterates Buy Rating for Paragon Group of Companies PLC (PAG)

The company was maintained on Friday, May 13 by Beaufort Securities. AlphaValue maintained Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON:RB) on Thursday, March 10 with "Reduce" rating. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 21 investors sold OFIX shares while 42 reduced holdings. Read More »

Amazon moves into real-world stores with $13.7 billion Whole Foods deal

Whole Foods wove its way into the crowded and competitive Dayton grocers market in 2015, with its first Dayton-area store, in Washington 1050 Miamisburg-Centerville Road. — Target . The retailer fell $5.55, or 10 percent, to $49.90. Stock rates of supermarkets, food producers, processing companies, retailers, and shopping malls lost over U.S.$35 billion nearly immediately after the news was released, indicating the potential effect this could have on the various industries. Read More »

US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions hires private attorney

The statement comes even though Trump himself has suggested that he is. He said Trump's tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post . "I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing. Witch Hunt." It was the first time Trump had publicly acknowledged that he's under investigation. Read More »

Emirates wants US, European monitors for any Qatar deal


And here we have part three of this idiotic saga. Saudi Arabia, the UAE , Bahrain , and Egypt cut off diplomatic links as well as air and sea links with Doha on June 5, ordering Qatari citizens to leave their countries while urging their own citizens to return from Qatar . Read More »

Qatar will not Negotiate under Boycott, UAE Suggests Long Blockade


The four Arab states announced an air embargo against Qatar earlier this month in retaliation for what they claim is the gas-producing state's support for terrorist groups and Iran. A new advertisement released by Qatar Airways on Monday strikes an overtly political tone, saying the skies should be free of restrictions. "They want Qatar to be subservient to their policies and this is not going to happen", he added. Read More »

Doubts cast over Fed ability to raise rates again in 2017


In a statement Wednesday, the policymakers said that "the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising moderately so far this year". "With financial conditions remaining supportive. and United States financials breaking higher, the Fed may see little reason to moderate its rate hike projections when meeting today", strategists at Morgan Stanley said in a note to clients. Read More »

Donald Trump takes swipe at Obama on student death

An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the US student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma, the agency said on Tuesday. Read More »

Germany's Schaeuble confident on deal on next Greek loan tranche


He said the best Greece could hope for is some sort of limited debt relief deal in 2018, which will likely be agonizing to extract from Europe but still won't solve Athens' woes. "Overall, I think this is a major step forward", said Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the eurozone's top official. For the longer-term, Dijsselbloem said the 19-nation eurozone had agreed that Greece would get help on making its debts more sustainable, including the possibility of extending repayments by 15 years and ... Read More »

Oil output to expand faster than demand in 2018: IEA


Both Brent and US crude have given up all the gains since the initial OPEC agreement in late November. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI ) crude futures were at $44.70 per barrel, also little changed from their last close. New production from OPEC rivals will be more than enough to meet demand growth next year, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday in its first forecast for 2018. Read More »

Trump wants to save $1 trillion in IT systems overhaul

Many business executives are eager to work with the new administration as they face numerous regulatory and other policy issues . "Our goal is to lead a sweeping transformation of the federal government's technology that will deliver dramatically better services for citizens". Read More »

Big Oil wants to tax itself and give cash to Americans

Actually, no, major fossil fuel companies and "left-wing enviros" have not found common cause in an industry-backed carbon tax proposal . The tax proceeds would then be paid out to Americans - regardless of income level - in monthly installments through the Social Security Administration. Read More »

Death of US student held by North Korea shocks fellow ex-detainees

The 22-year-old was medically evacuated last week and was being treated at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center when he breathed his last on Monday. Spokesperson Geng Shuang from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Chinese government hoped the USA and North Korea would be able to handle the incident "properly". Read More »

EQT to acquire natural gas producer Rice Energy for $6.7bn

The correct version of this news story can be accessed at The deal will give EQT Rice Energy's acreage in the Appalachian region, further boosting its footprint in the Marcellus and Utica shales, according to a statement. Read More »

China's pressure on North Korea 'has not worked out'

CINCINNATI (AP) - A cause of death hasn't been determined for a 22-year-old college student who was detained for almost a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma , an OH coroner's office said Tuesday . Young Pioneer Tours, the China-based group Warmbier used for his trip, said it would no longer take Americans to the country. "And we've had I think positive movement on China over the past five months of this administration". Read More »

Trump calls death of Otto Warmbier a "total disgrace"

Otto Warmbier died at the age of 22 in a Cincinnati hospital on Monday, just days after the North Korean government sent him home in a coma and suffering from extensive brain damage, according to the USA doctors who treated him. But Trump's souring views on China's influence with North Korea could affect economic policy, including a pending decision on whether to impose new restrictions on steel imports, which could spark a trade war with China. Read More »

Whole Foods CEO Says Amazon Connection Was 'Love at First Sight'

Online grocery is expected to grow in the USA over the next few years, according to Hurley, with revenue increasing at an annualized 10.1 percent to $13.5 billion over the past five years. In December, the tech giant unveiled plans for futuristic grocery stores that don't staff cashiers. The deal followed a scrape with activist investor Jana Partners , which had threatened to shake up the board and overhaul the company. Read More »

Ensco Plc (ESV) Stock Rating Upgraded by Piper Jaffray Companies

Franklin Resources Inc. raised its position in shares of Ensco Plc by 137.7% in the fourth quarter. Barclays PLC reissued a "sell" rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of ENSCO PLC in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt has invested 0.01% in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV). Shares of Ensco plc Class A Ordinary Shares (NYSE:ESV) were upgraded by analysts at PiperJaffray from a "Neutral" rating to a solid "Overweight" rating via a ... Read More »

Trump says China NKorea pressure hasn't worked

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said the office accepted the case of Otto Warmbier , who died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital. Otto Warmbier's death on Monday marked a tragic conclusion to the 22-year-old American's release from his imprisonment in North Korea . Almost all Americans who have gone to North Korea have left without incident. Read More »

I want you hired: Trump calls for a nation of apprentices


Apprentice programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction - " earn while you learn " is the phrase Trump has used frequently throughout the last week. "We have regulations on top of regulations, and in history no one has never gotten rid of so many regulations as the Trump administration". This week's theme is workforce development, an area where Ivanka Trump , the president's daughter and adviser, has taken on a role as an administration spokesman. Read More »

Funeral set for US student freed from N. Korea

Trump paid tribute to Warmbier's family, with whom he has spoken personally, saying "it's incredible what they have gone through". He's tells The Associated Press that "It puts us in a really precarious situation when Americans are detained" in North Korea . Read More »

NI parties asked to respond on key talks issues

But speaking in Dublin after a meeting with the new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar , the DUP leader Arlene Foster said it was down to Sinn Fein whether an agreement is reached. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said the talks had begun badly because Mrs May lacked authority and a mandate. May held talks with the new Ireland Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, after his confirmation in the post in the country's Parliament on Wednesday. Read More »

Ireland now officially has its first ever openly gay prime minister


Leo Varadkar will now take over from Enda Kenny , who previously served as the Irish Prime Minister ( Taoiseach ) until he announced his retirement in May. He went to Aras a Uachtarain (official residence of the Irish president) to receive his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins. Varadkar cemented his win Wednesday, with a confirmation parliamentary vote of 57 to 50, with 47 abstentions. Read More »

Qatar vows no surrender in Gulf crisis


Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that the repercussions of cutting ties on the Qatari economy should convince it to reconsider its policies. Since the diplomatic row erupted, slogans against and in support of Qatar have dominated Twitter in Arabic, a platform used widely in the Arab world, particularly in Saudi Arabia . Read More »

Moon Sends Condolences to Otto Warmbier's Family

Otto Warmbier's heartfelt speech during his high school graduation four years ago was the last time his classmates would hear his voice before he embarked on a tour to North Korea while in college. The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. Doctors last week said Warmbier had suffered severe neurological injuries , for which tests did not conclusively reveal the cause. Read More »