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Strong thunderstorms forecast to bring tornado risk in South
- April 05, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted flights to Atlanta's airport because of the storms . Heavy rain also can be expected with minor flooding possible. CDT on Wednesday . This setup differs from typical severe weather episodes in Alabama because areas in the eastern part of the state could face the greatest threat. (more...)
Buys Shares of 6275 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) Buys Shares of 6275 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA)
- April 05, 2017

Reported earnings came in at 98 cents, reflecting an improvement of 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. Estimates: EPS to rise 4% to $1.36; revenue to tick up 0.2% to $30.25 billion. Accordingly, adjusted operating margin contracted 128 bps to 4.8%. Long-term debt was $17.75 billion at the end of the reported quarter, compared with $12.97 billion at the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2016. (more...)
Sse Plc (SSE) Downgraded by HSBC Holdings plc to Hold
- April 05, 2017

Tembec Inc. had 16 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, March 3 by Shore Capital. Analysts await CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.35 EPS, down 2.78% or $0.01 from last year's $0.36 per share. (more...)
Amazon acquires right to buy stake in fuel cell maker Plug Power Amazon acquires right to buy stake in fuel cell maker Plug Power
- April 05, 2017

The target price for Plug Power Inc . Weekly performance analysis shows the equity at -13.33%.Covering Sell-Side analysts have offered recommendations and price target estimates on Plug Power Inc . Current price levels see the company 65.78% off the 20-day simple moving average. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 385,028 shares of the company's stock valued at $462,000 after buying an additional 6,680 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Head of United States intelligence inquiry refuses to step aside Head of United States intelligence inquiry refuses to step aside
- April 05, 2017

Comey comes in, it's a little tough for us to do depositions and interviews", Nunes said . Nunes met a source on White House grounds before making his disclosure last week that President Donald Trump was caught up in "incidental" surveillance, his spokesman, Jack Langer, said. (more...)
Monsanto's stock boosted by profit and sales beat, upbeat outlook
- April 05, 2017

Excluding one-time items, Monsanto earned $3.19 per share, topping analysts' average estimate of $2.79 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. "Continued strong performance in Latin America plus strong demand for new products" is helping to drive the upside. Greater-than-anticipated corn acreage growth in Argentina of more than 40 per cent. (more...)
Trump talks health care with Republican critic on golf course Trump talks health care with Republican critic on golf course
- April 05, 2017

After their golf excursion, Paul struck a positive tone, calling it a " great day " with the president. "We are going to have great health care in his country". In August 2015, Trump said in a statement that he had "easily beat" Paul in a golf game and "will even more easily beat him now" in the presidential campaign. (more...)
McConnell Says He Won't Touch Legislative Filibuster McConnell Says He Won't Touch Legislative Filibuster
- April 05, 2017

Observed Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the panel: "We can't even agree on lunch". The nation's biggest business lobbying group, the U.S. They have vowed to mount a filibuster to block a vote on Gorsuch. Gorsuch's appointment is also opposed by Democrat Sen. He said Democrats had worked to try and find fault with him, but "that fault will not stick". (more...)
Rep. Adam Schiff Not Revealing What He Saw at White House Rep. Adam Schiff Not Revealing What He Saw at White House
- April 05, 2017

The White House released two filings for Flynn on Saturday. After viewing the documents at the White House himself, Schiff asked how administration officials knew the documents he viewed were the same that were shown to Nunes. But after making a sudden visit to the White House last week, Nunes emerged with a claim that he suggested partially vindicated Trump's assertion. "I think we start out with a very healthy skepticism ", Schiff said. (more...)
Kendall Jenner's Pepsi ad sparks backlash
- April 05, 2017

When a marcher nods at her to join in, she rips off her blonde wig and swaps her fancy dress for a T-shirt and jeans as she joins the crowd. All of which, as Mediaite notes, is spurring a good amount of vitriol online. Evans. After the ad was released, social media went ballistic and the pens were sharpened. "I can't believe Kendall Jenner ended police brutality and white supremacy with a can of Pepsi - not bad for a girl with no talent", tweeted one user. (more...)
EU negotiator Barnier tells UK on Brexit: no parallel talks EU negotiator Barnier tells UK on Brexit: no parallel talks
- April 05, 2017

While on the campaign trail, Trump lauded the Brexit result, saying that if he won that it would be "Brexit, plus plus plus" and had several meetings with Nigel Farage, even suggesting that the former Ukip leader should become the UK's ambassador to the US. (more...)
Korea fires ballistic missile: S. Korea
- April 05, 2017

South Korean and US military officials say North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, days ahead of a meeting between the USA president and the leader of the North's main ally, China. Many South Korean experts say "Pukguksong-2" missile would be a greater security threat because it can be launched anywhere from a ground-based mobile vehicle. (more...)
Lok Sabha Takes Up GST Bills For Debate
- April 05, 2017

He said the GST rates would depend on whether the commodity is used by a rich person or a common man. The bills introduced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha stated that they extend "to the whole of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir". (more...)
Nivea pulls 'White Is Purity' ad after being slammed for racial insensitivity Nivea pulls 'White Is Purity' ad after being slammed for racial insensitivity
- April 05, 2017

Skincare brand, Nivea has removed an ad from its Facebook page that claims "White is purity" following its adoption by right-wing groups. "This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think that's an import message to convey", PepsiCo said in a statement to CNN . (more...)
On Equal Pay Day, Kathy Castor reaffirms support for Paycheck Fairness Act
- April 05, 2017

Democratic Rep. Derek Slap of West Hartford says the gender wage gap on average costs CT women more than $10,000. "There's no excuse for under valuing one human being's worth at less than another's". For example, white women narrowed the wage gap in median hourly earnings by 22 cents from 1980 (when they earned, on average, 60 cents for every dollar earned by a white man) to 2015 (when they earned 82 cents). (more...)
Tesla reports record auto deliveries in a record quarter
- April 05, 2017

It's only going to get better for Tesla as well, assuming that it can make good on its promises of Model 3 deliveries, Bloomberg reports. Final numbers should be available in the next few weeks, and could include additional vehicles of up to 0.5%. (more...)
Here's Why NVIDIA (NVDA) Stock Slipped Today
- April 05, 2017

Also, insider Michael Byron sold 750 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 1st. Traders are buzzing about whether there is more pain ahead for Nvidia Corp.'s stock following its big tumble. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 24th were paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. Current ratio which is the relationship between current assets and current liabilities, indicating the liquidity of a business is calculated as 4.80. (more...)
Oil hits one-month high near $55 on tighter supplies
- April 05, 2017

Brent crude, the Global benchmark for oil in the region, rose 54 cents to $54.71 per barrel. US crude was up 47 cents at $51.50. The contract closed at $51.03 on Tuesday, the highest settlement since March 7. According to Reuters , OPEC shipments fell to 813.7 million barrels at the end of March from 796.6 million barrels at the beginning of the year. USA crude stocks unexpectedly rose last week to a fresh record high, while gasoline and distillate inventories fell less than expected, the ... (more...)
How Trump will push trade agenda with Xi
- April 05, 2017

The U.S. military's Pacific Command said initial assessments indicated the launch was of a KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile, which would be the same kind North Korea test-launched in February. "Australia condemns North Korea's most recent ballistic missile launch", Ms Bishop said in a statement, adding it was another clear breach of worldwide obligations. (more...)
North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile Into Waters Near Japan
- April 05, 2017

North Korea has carried out several SLBM tests near Sinpo. Earlier in March, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles that flew about 620 miles, with three of them landing in waters that Japan claims as its exclusive economic zone. Japan's top government spokesperson Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga Wednesday said the firing of the missile of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is in clear violation of U.N. (more...)