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Mulvaney said that since the bureau had a $177.1 million reserve balance at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, he determined that "no additional funds are necessary to carry out the authorities of the bureau for fiscal 2018, Q2". "I see no practical reason for such a large reserve, since I am informed the board has never denied a bureau request for funding", Mulvaney wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Politico .
  • John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein in talks to direct Flashpoint

    John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein in talks to direct Flashpoint

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    Daley and Goldstein are writing partners who directed 2015's Vacation reboot and the upcoming Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman comedy Game Night . But we still don't have a finished script, most of the cast and will Flashpoint just be a movie where we see cool alternate realities or actually have major implications for the DC film universe going forward? The film will star Ezra Miller , reprising his role as Barry Allen/The Flash from Justice League .
  • Most Recent Analysts Ratings Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (HAWK)

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    There has been an observed change of -17.37% in the ownership of the shares in the past six months. Investors mark this stock "active" as it exchanged hands with 753,045 shares contrast to its average daily volume of 1.46M shares. The company also developed Hawk Incentives, which is described as a division of Blackhawk that's dedicated to providing customized engagement, incentive, and rebate programs for customers, employees, and sales channels.
  • Infiniti will go mostly electric by 2021, Nissan CEO says

    Infiniti will go mostly electric by 2021, Nissan CEO says

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    Speaking at the Automotive News World Congress conference at the North American International Auto Show, newly minted Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa said that aside from large SUVs, all of Infiniti's future models would run on electrons, rather than petrol.
  • NY banker assistant arrested in US$1.2m fine wine theft

    NY banker assistant arrested in US$1.2m fine wine theft

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    The assistant-from-hell allegedly re-routed some pricey bottles to a wine dealer in North Carolina, and is confirmed to have taken seven bottles of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti - worth almost $20,000 a pop. Marshals Service to face a charge of interstate transportation of stolen property. A noted wine collector and restaurant investor, he helped stake two lower Manhattan hotspots run by a chef he met in Aspen.
  • Bank of Canada expected to hike key interest rate amid strong economy

    Bank of Canada expected to hike key interest rate amid strong economy

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    These aren't the only rate increases borrowers should be watching. The latest Monetary Policy Report was also released today, which gave a fresh view of the central bank's economic outlook, noted TD Economics in a research report. "The TSX is underperforming the US markets", said Mattina. On the other hand, it predicted Canada to see a small benefit from the recent USA tax changes, thanks to increased demand.
  • Bayeux Tapestry 'going on display in UK' for first time

    Bayeux Tapestry 'going on display in UK' for first time

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    In a gesture of abiding friendship, or perhaps a subtle act of diplomatic trolling, French President Emmanuel Macron will offer to loan Britain the famed Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the French conquest of England, during his visit to the United Kingdom on Thursday.
  • Shares in Occidental Petroleum Co. (OXY) Purchased by OxFORD Asset Management LLP

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    About 245,075 shares traded. It has underperformed by 35.67% the S&P500. Torch Wealth Management Llc increased its stake in United Technologies Corp (UTX) by 354.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Is Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) Cheap From Peers? Wms Prtn Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0.04% or 2,747 shares. Finally, Federated Investors Inc.
  • Interserve shares plunge on monitoring reports

    Interserve shares plunge on monitoring reports

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    The newspaper said that United Kingdom civil servants had monitored Interserve since a profit warning in September due to concerns over its financial health, citing government advisers and officials. "We continue to have constructive discussions with lenders over longer-term funding", a spokesman for the company said. The spokesperson adds: "We are keeping the Cabinet Office closely appraised of our progress as would be expected".
  • Celgene in talks to buy Juno Therapeutics

    Celgene in talks to buy Juno Therapeutics

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    It closed at $19.16 lastly. It has underperformed by 56.55% the S&P500. The company's quarterly revenue was up 115.4% compared to the same quarter last year. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.57) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.52) by $0.05.
  • SF Chronicle: Immigration Sweep Coming to San Francisco

    SF Chronicle: Immigration Sweep Coming to San Francisco

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    By October 2017, about 690,000 young adults were now protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an immigration program established by former U.S. "(Immigrants) must not be targeted in raids exclusively because they are Californians", she said, adding that the large-scale operation would show that "the administration is carrying out its enforcement actions to make a political point and not based on the security of the country".
  • Goldman Sachs reported its first quarterly loss in six years

    Goldman Sachs reported its first quarterly loss in six years

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    Since the start of the calendar year, shares have performed 1.45%. Goldman Sachs Group has a one year low of $209.62 and a one year high of $262.14. The stock of 3M Company (NYSE: MMM ) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Citigroup . Investment banking net revenues totaled $2.14 billion, up 44 percent from a year earlier.
  • Merck KGaA (MRK) Earns

    Merck KGaA (MRK) Earns "Neutral" Rating from JPMorgan Chase & Co

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    NYSE: MRK is 4.178400. A lower price to book ratio indicates that the stock might be undervalued. It has outperformed by 0.16% the S&P500. (MKC) by 23.55% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. 1 analysts say it's a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell. Therefore 78% are positive. (NYSE: MRK ) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by SunTrust.
  • China's Economy Posts First Growth Pickup in Seven Years

    China's Economy Posts First Growth Pickup in Seven Years

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    The country's GDP increased by 6.9% a year ago, Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said at a press conference. China's GDP growth in Q4 2017 was unchanged from the Q3 at 6.8 percent. The country also recorded a trade surplus of RMB 2781.6 billion (US$433 billion) in 2017, with export value expanding 10.8%. Still, years after China surpassed Japan as the second-largest economy, it's getting closer to knocking the USA from its perch at the top and is also playing ...
  • OPEC Discipline Arrests Crude Oil's Fall From Three-Year High

    OPEC Discipline Arrests Crude Oil's Fall From Three-Year High

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    The West Texas Intermediate was trading up 0.33 percent at 64.13 USA dollars Wednesday afternoon. Analysts had expected a larger 3.596-million-barrel build . The minister stated that the prices will not be on the meeting's agenda given that all members are committed to the agreement until the end of 2018. Morgan Stanley equity analyst Martijn Rats said Monday that strong capital flows into the oil market will occasionally push Brent prices into the $70-$75 range.
  • Citigroup reported a $18 billion quarterly loss. Why no one flinched

    Citigroup reported a $18 billion quarterly loss. Why no one flinched

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    The lender said it booked a one-time charge of $22-billion stemming from changes in a new US tax law, which resulted in a loss of $18.3-billion in the fourth quarter ended December 31. Citi is primed to be the most affected bank by the tax law, at least in the short term. Citigroup's statement announcing quarterly results only called out the cash coming investors' way.
  • Melrose turns hostile with increased £7.4bn bid for GKN

    Melrose turns hostile with increased £7.4bn bid for GKN

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    Under the terms of the offer, the blue-chip company's shareholders will be entitled to 1.49 new Melrose shares, as well as 81 pence in cash for each GKN share. A London-based event-driven hedge fund manager betting on a potential GKN transaction with Melrose told Reuters that hedge funds that bet on deals were "all over" the trade.
  • A Wallaby gets the jump on police in Australia

    A Wallaby gets the jump on police in Australia

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    Police finally caught the animal after it made it across the bridge, which is more than 1 kilometer long. Officers were able to corner the animal which turned out to be a male adult swamp wallaby. I've only seen them in the country. "It was just standing there minding its own business with a police auto there with flashing lights and everything", he said.
  • UBM shares jump on talks with Informa over possible merger

    UBM shares jump on talks with Informa over possible merger

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    The deal, which comes nearly a decade after UBM tried to buy Informa, will give it greater scale and specialisation in events, the fastest growing part of its business, Informa said. Carter, who will be chief executive of the new group, said the fit was better than in 2008 when UBM tried to buy Informa. "It is clear that the B2B Market is moving to Operating Scale and Industry Specialisation".
  • Kentucky Joins 21 States In Legal Challenge To Net Neutrality Ruling

    Kentucky Joins 21 States In Legal Challenge To Net Neutrality Ruling

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    Barack Obama's 2015 Open Internet Order reclassified broadband internet providers as Title II common carriers as opposed to Title I information service providers under the Communications Act. "We take several actions in this Order to restore Internet freedom", said the FCC in the ruling of the repeal. Ongoing Congressional dysfunction in 2018 makes the chances of a legislative solution to the net neutrality issue slim, but not completely impossible.
  • Deepwater Horizon claims will be $3bn for BP in 2018

    Deepwater Horizon claims will be $3bn for BP in 2018

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    BP is expected to pay a $1.7 billion (£1.2bn) charge from its fourth-quarter 2017 profits as part of its payments for the Deepwater Horizon disaster. BP said the CSSP was now winding down. The post-tax, non-operating charge of $1.7 billion expected to be spread over multiple years comes after claims resolved in recent months were about seven times higher than anticipated.
  • Nestle Sells US Confectionery Business for $2.8B

    Nestle Sells US Confectionery Business for $2.8B

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    U.S. confectionery sales in 2016 for Nestlé reached CHF 900m ($934m) and the transaction is expected to close around the end of the first quarter of 2018. This is the first big sale of the world's biggest packaged-food company. "With Ferrero we have found an exceptional home for our USA confectionery business where it will thrive", Nestle CEO Mark Schneider said.
  • United Kingdom inflation declined to 3% in December 2017

    United Kingdom inflation declined to 3% in December 2017

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    The ease on United Kingdom households has come after lower airfare costs and a drop in the price of games and toys. According to the office for National Statistics , the slowing rate of growth was offset by increasing tobacco prices, as well as a rise in diesel and petrol prices.
  • Trending Stocks Alert: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), HSBC Holdings plc

    Trending Stocks Alert: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), HSBC Holdings plc

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    Saratoga Research & Investment Management decreased its stake in Apple Inc (AAPL) by 99.84% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The insider WILENSKY GAIL R sold 5,600 shares worth $1.12 million. (NYSE:NKE) shares were sold by Slusher John F. Matheson Monique S. had sold 10,000 shares worth $650,000 on Friday, December 15.
  • Brexit can be stopped if United Kingdom wants: EU Council president

    Brexit can be stopped if United Kingdom wants: EU Council president

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    European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt took a swipe at Farage on Tuesday, saying he had been "disorientated" by his meeting with EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier earlier this week. Manfred Weber , the leader of the largest political group in the European Parliament , said there was nothing in EU rules that demanded passports be of a certain colour.
  • Seahawks to sign Ken Norton Jr as DC

    Seahawks to sign Ken Norton Jr as DC

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    Seattle recently parted with defensive coordinator Kris Richard while also overhauling most of the offensive staff. Bevell was let go along with offensive line coach Tom Cable following a disappointing season where the Seahawks offense was defined by inconsistency.
  • Dow hits 26000 for first time

    Dow hits 26000 for first time

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    First Hawaiian Bank reduced its stake in shares of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEARCA: DIA ) by 15.2% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. Weaker Brent crude prices also weighed on the energy sector, while a slide in copper prices pulled BHP Billiton , Glencore , Rio Tinto and Anglo American down by between 1.4 and 3 per cent.
  • GE to take $6.2 billion after-tax charge in 4Q

    GE to take $6.2 billion after-tax charge in 4Q

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    Court Place Advisors Llc acquired 21,601 shares as Ross Stores Inc (ROST)'s stock declined 9.26%. The Vaughan David Investments Inc holds 213,604 shares with $20.43 million value, down from 856,489 last quarter. Flannery already is eliminating thousands of jobs and cutting $3.5 billion in costs as he tries to solve problems he inherited when he became CEO on August 1, including falling sales of power turbines, a build-up of inventory and declining profit margins in some businesses.
  • Democrat Phil Murphy takes oath as New Jersey governor

    Democrat Phil Murphy takes oath as New Jersey governor

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    Murphy believes he can capitalize on the backlash to Christie's fiscally conservative approach, establishing New Jersey as a testing ground for a progressive movement that's gained traction with young voters nationally. "However, instead of writing yet more pages about age-old problems that never go away, let's write about the solutions", Murphy said. In particular, his calls to make the state's tax code fairer, raise wages for low-paid New Jerseyans, protect our state's striving immigrants, ...
  • Toyota Finally Adopts Apple CarPlay

    Toyota Finally Adopts Apple CarPlay

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    At least for the upcoming 2019 Toyota Avalon. The intelligent personal assistant AI from Amazon is apparently turning into a stock feature on Toyota cars and the carmaker actually confirmed on this in their press release yesterday. Toyota rivals like Ford, General Motors, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and many others have already begun integrating CarPlay into their vehicles. For unless you went and installed an aftermarket in-dash unit in your vehicle, you weren't going to find either service ...
  • Airbus Delivers Record 718 Aircraft in 2017, Beating Expectations

    Airbus Delivers Record 718 Aircraft in 2017, Beating Expectations

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    Airbus delivered just 15 of the planes last year, and aims to deliver 12 more this year and could scale down production to six per year after that, CEO Fabrice Bregier said. Instead, Airbus employees found themselves attending a news conference at which Emirates announced the purchase of 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners in a $15.1 billion deal.
  • CVS to stop digitally altered images in its store brand advertising

    CVS to stop digitally altered images in its store brand advertising

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    It has outperformed by 11.50% the S&P500. Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $3.16 million activity. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.64 EPS. CVS Health earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. Its down 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. The stock grabbed 66 new institutional investments totaling 8,185,969 shares while 76 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 2,278,563 shares.
  • Ford to invest $11bn in electric vehicles

    Ford to invest $11bn in electric vehicles

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    Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. By 2022, the concern should have a total of 40 models that will be either fully electric or hybrid.
  • Sensex, Nifty Scale Fresh Record Closing Highs

    Sensex, Nifty Scale Fresh Record Closing Highs

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    Indian equities continued to rally for the third day on Monday. However, major sub-indices like that of auto, pharma, IT and finished in the red on an otherwise buoyant day. "Bank Nifty led from the front owing to encouraging growth in industrial activity which raised the expectation for credit cycle improvement, while healthy domestic liquidity and strong rupee kept the direction intact", Nair added.
  • Oil hits highs as Opec members calls for output curbs to continue

    Oil hits highs as Opec members calls for output curbs to continue

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    WTI rose 0.8 per cent to US$64.30 on Friday, the highest close since December 2014. Trading has been relatively slow because of the US national holiday. S. managed money raises a clear red flag for us. USA production is now forecast to rise to 10 million barrels a day by next month, fully four months faster than previously expected.
  • Wells Fargo shares slip 1.4% premarket after profit and revenue miss

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    New York-based Jpmorgan Chase And has invested 0.08% in CommScope Holding Company, Inc. 8,494 are held by Bourgeon Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company. It dropped, as 61 investors sold COMM shares while 90 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 495 raised stakes. Triangle Secs Wealth Management owns 49,058 shares or 1.61% of their USA portfolio.
  • All-new Ford Ranger debuts

    All-new Ford Ranger debuts

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    Details about the 2019 Ford Ranger's return to the American market are still being tightly controlled. The all-new, 2019 Ford Ranger for North America could hardly have come at a better time; according to Ford, mid-size truck sales has grown by 83% in the U.S.