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Democrats plant Trump landmines for GOP on defense bill

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But Corker predicted the House would soon pass a sanctions bill "almost identical" to the legislation that cleared the Senate easily in mid-June. The bill also imposes new sanctions on Iran. She said House Republicans are fully prepared to coordinate with the Senate and move the bill forward, "but House Democrats are blocking that and demanding their own changes to the bill". Read More »

Dollar dips after weak consumer prices data

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Weak retail sales, meanwhile, signals that consumers have not responded to higher wage gains. Other US data releases today pertained to June retail sales, a measure acting as a proxy for consumer spending. "Future removals of accommodation should be done in a gradual and patient manner". CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 113.29 yen from 113.28 yen. However, the number was higher than May's 0.3% contraction. Read More »

Wells Fargo Gets Boost from Higher Rates but Lending Stagnates

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Service charges fees dropped 4 percent to $1.28 billion, while trust and investment fees rose 2 percent to $3.63 billion and debit and credit card fees rose 2 percent to $1.02 billion. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, January 7. Catawba Capital Management Va holds 1.32% in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC ) or 102,449 shares. Read More »

South Florida Based Alfred Angelo Bridal Retailer Closing

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Stoltz said that the employee told her she could only pay by check or cash. I'll update you all if/when I hear anything. On Wednesday night, a woman shared how she almost missed getting her wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. The employees were carrying boxes, plants and other personal belongings. I'm not answering the phone. Teri McKerlie has a January wedding, and maybe no dress. Read More »

Which Analysts Are Watching First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO)?

It has underperformed by 10.79% the S&P500. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0% or 4,722 shares. American Tower Corp New Com now has $56.90B valuation. It also reduced Bhp Billiton Ltd (NYSE:BHP) stake by 175,455 shares and now owns 114,545 shares. Lasalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) was raised too. Piedmont Office Realty Trust had 8 analyst reports since September 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Read More »

Brexit position paper on pending ECJ cases published

However, Labour is set to oppose the government's decision not to incorporate the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights into British law. "Of course questions remain on a range of other issues, such as European Union citizens' rights in the United Kingdom post-Brexit". Read More »

Kittel wins Tour stage 11, Froome keeps yellow jersey

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Yesterday's 11th stage, featuring one fourth-category climb in 203.5km from Eymet to Pau , was another flat stage fit for sprinters. Froome is now wearing the yellow jersey for the rider who has completed the stages so far in the least time . Read More »

Andy Murray has been knocked out of Wimbledon

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Earlier this year, Murray demolished Querrey at the Australian Open, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4, which is what is expected to be the outcome tonight. Djokovic stopped the quarterfinal match while trailing 7-6 (2), 2-0. Meanwhile, Andy Murray was defeated by Sam Querrey in five long sets, but we do not think that the outcome would be the same if Murray didn't have troubles with his hip. Read More »

Mithali Raj passes milestone but Australia progresses to semifinals

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Since then, Kiran Baluch (242 against Windies) of Pakistan has surpassed her achievement. Also, she has hit seven consecutive half-centuries from February 7, 2017, and has become the first and only woman cricketer to reach 6000 ODI runs. "It's a World Cup so every game has an edge to it". After this loss, India are now placed at the fourth spot with eight points. "She is a quality player". Read More »

Forecast Calls for Continued Low Oil, Fuel Prices

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OPEC exported 25.92 million barrels per day (bpd) in June, 450,000 bpd more than in May and 1.9 million bpd more than a year earlier, as per Reuters . Brent crude rose to $48.30/bbl in London , whilst United States oil rose to $45.72/bbl in the futures market. Crude prices rallied after the American Petroleum Institute, an industry group, estimated that US crude supplies dried up by 8.1 million barrels, with gasoline stockpiles also down. Read More »

FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray's Senate hearing

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David Cole, the national legal director of the ACLU, said Wray's responses to notices about mistreatment have been redacted, so it's not clear what, if anything, he did about the problems. At his confirmation hearing, senators were focused on questions of independence from the next Federal Bureau of Investigation head under the Trump administration. Read More »

Fed sees limits to interest rate rises

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These include costs for cell phone services and medications, economists say. While there is a 50 per cent probability for the Bank of England to raise interest rates too before the end of the year, markets are expecting the central bank to strike a dovish stance after recent soft data and comments from policymakers. Read More »

McConnell will keep Senate in past recess

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Senate Republicans are expected to release a revised version of their health care bill , which they dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act , to the public later this week. Cruz's plan, which aims to lower premiums for healthy people, has drawn support from the White House and some conservatives in the House, which would have to approve any modified bill passed by the Senate . Read More »

Abercrombie & Fitch ceases talks with potential buyers

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Institutional investors now hold around $895 million or 0% in ANF stock. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 3.40 on this stock. According to WSJ current research, the Company remained on "Buy" Spotlight from "2" Analysts. The indicator should not be confused with relative strength. A&F cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in this Press Release or made by management or spokespeople of ... Read More »

Report into United Kingdom gig economy slammed as 'wasted opportunity'

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The 115 page report makes recommendations which could impact on employment strategy for the coming decades in the United Kingdom, particularly (but certainly not exclusively) within the gig economy. As reported earlier , the review suggested the creation of a right that would allow those who have worked on a zero-hours contract for 12 months or longer to request fixed hours from their employers that better reflect the hours they have actually been working. Read More »

ClubCorp bought out by Apollo for $1.1 billion

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The company reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.04. On September 16 the stock rating was upgraded from "In-line" to "Outperform" with a current price target of $21.00 by analysts at Imperial Capital. Read More »

United States bombers drill near Korea DMZ in show of force

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On July 6 Moon met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Berlin and was unable to find common ground on the topic of THAAD deployment , now the most sensitive issue in South Korea-China relations. It represents the first USA unilateral effort since 2005 to use the Patriot Act for the goal of applying secondary sanctions against Chinese entities doing business with North Korea. Read More »

7-Eleven Giving Away Free Slurpees Again Tuesday

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Well, surprisingly, 7-Eleven Slurpee's aren't necessarily as unhealthy as expected if enjoyed as a rare treat. The catch: get there between the hours of 11 a.m. The company is promoting it as " Slurpee Week ". Detroit , Michigan, buys the most Slurpee drinks, while Baltimore buys the most hot dogs, according to the company. Read More »

Saudi Arabia accused of financing Islamist extremism in the UK

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The statement was issued following a telephonic conversation between Shoukry and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. The demands included downgrading ties with Iran , a regional rival of Saudi Arabia; the cessation of support for Islamist groups; and the closure of Doha-based broadcaster Al Jazeera . Read More »

North Korea Will Not Stop Its Weapons Development

President Trump and President Xi directed their security and economic teams to make progress in upcoming dialogues, the report said. Chinese officials believe the ICBM launch was timed by Kim Jong-Un for the G20 summit in Hamburg, in order to attract worldwide attention and recognition of North Korea's missile technology and deterrence, to force the USA to engage in direct dialogue with North Korea , and to enlist Beijing and Moscow to press Washington to refrain from large scale ... Read More »

Tesla starts production of Model 3, images revealed

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The very first Tesla Model 3 has rolled off the production line - and Elon Musk will be taking it home as a birthday present. Tesla's ( TSLA ) sales in Hong Kong came to an abrupt halt after the city eliminated a tax break on the electric auto maker's vehicles, adding to Wall Street's concerns heading into the automaker's critical Model 3 launch. Read More »

Asian Athletics Championships: Archana Yadav Wins Gold

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The Asian Athletics Championship was the PH team's major build up toward the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next month. Recently, in the Singapore open tournament, she won gold medal with 56.66 seconds. Result sheets show that one Qatari athlete had DNF (did not finish) remark against his name on the opening day but none took part in the subsequent days. Read More »

Google takes on Amazon's Prime Day with hot Home deal

Since less than 1 percent of the deals past year were good enough for The Wirecutter to alert its readers and followers, consider bookmarking its deals page to stay a step ahead. With more voice devices in circulation now after the holiday, Amazon will continue to tout the Alexa-exclusive deals it introduced during Prime Day 2016. Read More »