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Stephen Colbert Says Farewell to Bill O'Reilly With 'Colbert Report' Character


O'Reilly could be totally innocent but when advertisers abandon ship, it's over. Bill O'Reilly has been terminated by the Fox News network amidst sexual harassment allegations. "It is the end of an era here at the Fox News Channel", she said. Shares in Twenty-First Century Fox were down less than 1 per cent at $30.50 in Wednesday afternoon trading. Read More »

Price Mover of Last Trading Day: Rockwell Collins, Inc.'s (COL)


The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $92.46. (NYSE:COL). Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.02% in Rockwell Collins, Inc. Can now owns 94,443 shares of the aerospace company's stock worth $7,957,000 after buying an additional 588 shares during the last quarter. It has a dividend yield of 1.35%. Read More »

Kim Jong-un warns of 'super-mighty preemptive strike' against US


The United States and Russian Federation clashed at the United Nations on Wednesday over a US -drafted Security Council statement to condemn North Korea's latest failed ballistic missile test. Ahn Cheol-soo's People's Party said that, if true, it would be regrettable for China to distort history in an global diplomacy setting. In recent months North Korea has refused to buckle to worldwide pressure and continued to develop both its nuclear and test missiles. Read More »

China places its bomber aircraft on heightened alert

The U.S. also has redeployed the USS Carl Vinson strike group to the Korean peninsula amid fears that Pyongyang may still conduct another nuclear test. It said possible explanations for the change are that the site has been placed in stand-by mode or Pyongyang has initiated a tactical pause "as part of an overall deception plan". Read More »

What Would a Le Pen Victory in France Mean for Markets?


You know about Le Pen - she's the presidential contender the left loves to hate. Why? The results may be so close that campaign officials for Le Pen and Fillon evoked the possibility that it may not be clear which of the two candidates qualifies for the May 7 run-off alongside front-runner Macron when early results come in. Read More »

U.S. wants to get past rift with Russian Federation amid Syria impasse


Trump had frequently called during the 2016 USA presidential election campaign for warmer ties with Putin, despite criticism from lawmakers in his own Republican Party. As a presidential candidate previous year, Trump criticized Obama and Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state during Obama's first term and Trump's opponent in the election, for getting involved in foreign conflicts and waging wars in other countries. Read More »

Ninety-thousand hit by massive power cut in San Francisco

Pacific Gas & Electric said it expected to restore power to remaining customers by late afternoon. Authorities with San Francisco Fire and Police departments has received calls throughout the morning since the outage rolled through the city at about 9 a.m. Read More »

Trump signs executive order for overhaul of H-1B visa system

Those departments would also be asked to offer changes so that H-1B visas are awarded to the "most-skilled or highest-paid applicants". "Our civil rights organizations condemn the Trump administration for trying to pit USA workers against immigrant workers and creating economic and immigration policies premised on the false idea that a US -born American worker's financial struggles are the result of immigrant worker's opportunities". Read More »

MPs vote to approve Theresa May's plans for snap general election


Polls give the Conservative Party a lead of around 20 percentage points, enough to potentially give her a parliamentary majority of more than 100 seats, but Mrs May yesterday said she was not complacent. A senior European Parliament lawmaker says he hopes that British Prime Minister Theresa May, if strengthened by an election, will show readiness to compromise in Brexit talks. Read More »

Wall Street dips before French election, but up for week


The indexes looked set to snap their two-week losing streak following a rally on Thursday, driven partly by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comments that an overhaul of the tax code will be unveiled very soon. Markit's PMI flash data for April is expected to show a slightly higher reading. Oil prices were little changed in a seesaw trading session, as investors weighed rising USA production against comments from leading Gulf oil producers that an extension to OPEC-led supply cuts was ... Read More »

Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) Upgraded at Vetr Inc

A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on AUY. (USA) (NYSE:AUY) to $3.33 stating a potential upside of 0.06%. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 1,683,900 shares of the company's stock valued at $7,239,000 after buying an additional 732,868 shares during the last quarter. Read More »

JD Sports Fashion PLC (JD) Receives "Buy" Rating from Shore Capital

JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a "neutral" rating on shares of Vodafone Group Plc in a report on Wednesday, January 11th. The company's stock had a trading volume of 5,212,769 shares. Investors of record on Thursday, May 18th will be given a GBX 3.20 ($0.04) dividend. This represents a yield of 1.08%. Juncture Wealth Strategies LLC boosted its stake in Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) by 31.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange ... Read More »

The latest from the Shanghai auto show

BorgWarner , a clean and efficient technology solutions company, says it is showcasing its extensive product portfolio for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) at the 17th International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China. Read More »

KCG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:KCG) Under Analyst Spotlight


It represents a security's price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment. It's now trading about -53.31% below its 52-week high. Angled up and price is moving up (or was recently) overall, angled down and price is moving down overall, moving sideways and the price is likely in a range. Read More »

Facebook Spaces lets you and your friends hang out in VR

Fake news may have elected a world leader or two, but we are still in the early days of this journey. Beta users include games giant Electronic Arts and the Manchester United soccer team. "It's all about being yourself". He also briefly acknowledged the "tragedy in Cleveland", in which Steve Stephens shot to death a randomly chosen victim, Robert Godwin, on Sunday and then posted video of the crime on Facebook . Read More »

IShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund Sees Unusually High Options Volume (EFA)

Earnings Yield is calculated by taking the operating income or earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and dividing it by the Enterprise Value of the company. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. Read More »

BP Reports Oil Spill in Alaska

By looking at the aerial pictures that were released by the department, it seems that the release is under control and contained to the gravel pad only, which surrounds the head of the well. The gas, which comes up along with oil, is typically pumped back underground to squeeze more crude oil out of the reservoirs. This last March, daily output in the area hit 565,000 bpd - the highest in more than three years. Read More »

Bill introduced to ban removal of passengers


The airline had to cancel more than 3,500 flights, leaving customers fuming and crew members in limbo. United Airlines now says it will require staff and crew to check in at least 60 minutes before a flight. They were able to board another flight the following day and make it to Costa Rica in time for their wedding on Thursday. After several attempt to escort him off the plane, Dao was ripped from his seat and dragged down the aisle. Read More »

Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible - Pence


Saber rattling and the war of words have heated up significantly, reverberating around the globe. "If the USA is planning a military attack against us, we will react with a nuclear pre-emptive strike by our own style and method". China could ratchet up economic pressure to coerce Pyongyang into agreeing to USA terms for talks. Rationally, U.S. military pre-emption makes little sense given the low probability of removing all of Kim's WMD assets and the high probability that the North will ... Read More »

GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

SAIC, the country's largest automaker, said it expects to double sales to 600,000 units this year. The 2017 Shanghai Motor Show is playing host to several debuts, and while majority are geared towards the Chinese market, there's a possibility some of these could end up in North America. Read More »

EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop

Later, Pruitt made a short statement , but did not take questions. "Please know that it's the EPA's objective, my objective as the administrator of the EPA, to come in and make sure that people's health is protected here in East Chicago and that they can have confidence that their land, their health is going to be secure for the long term", Pruitt said . Read More »

North Korea blows up United States in alarming video simulation


It is possible for the Korean peninsula to be nuclear-free and for current tensions to be eased peacefully if China exerts pressure on the North, along with US allies in the region, US Vice President Mike Pence said . Trump went on to criticize Democratic administrations. The threat of a real war got slightly closer to reality Thursday when North Korea warned of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" that would wipe out the U.S. Read More »

Oil Prices Edge Higher From OPEC Boost

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 32 cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $50.76 a barrel. A preliminary Reuters poll showed analysts expected data to show USA crude stocks fell in the week to April 14, building on a surprise decline the previous week.Analysts said they expected the data to show crude inventories fell around 1.5 million barrels last week. Read More »