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EPA chief delays methane rule at behest of oil and gas firms
- April 24, 2017

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday would not address rumors about whether Chicago's regional office would be closed - even as the head of that office issued a memo calling the reports "pure speculation". That includes financial help to make sure that happens. In a statement , spokesman J.P. Freire said the agency is "focusing on getting results by improving environmental conditions and human health in places like East Chicago". (more...)
French election: Protesters scuffle with police in Paris French election: Protesters scuffle with police in Paris
- April 24, 2017

He also cited the history of "violence and intolerance" of Le Pen's far-right National Front party. Le Pen has risen on the same populist politics, rooted in anger over immigration policies, globalization and middle class economic disenfranchisement, that ignited Donald Trump's presidential campaign past year. (more...)
Oil slips as investors fret about rising U.S. drilling Oil slips as investors fret about rising U.S. drilling
- April 24, 2017

Brent for June settlement rose as much as 40 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $52.36 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. West Texas Intermediate for June delivery rose as much as 60 cents to US$50.22 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, and was at US$50.09 as of 11.54am London time. (more...)
LafargeHolcim CEO to depart in wake of Syria controversy LafargeHolcim CEO to depart in wake of Syria controversy
- April 24, 2017

The French group merged with Switzerland's Holcim to form LafargeHolcim in a €41 billion deal in 2015. Remedial measures announced in March 2017 will be taken including: the adoption of a more rigorous risk assessment process focusing on high risk third parties; introduction of a restricted party screening program and a new sanctions and export control program; as well as continuation of other efforts from an external benchmarking exercise. (more...)
DeRozan Scores 33, Raptors Beat Bucks To Tie Series At 2-2
- April 24, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Marc Gasol hit a 12-foot floater with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, and Memphis beat San Antonio to even up their first-round series at 2-2. "Our tempo was extremely slow", Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. Raptors have until April 23rd to figure out how to stop a possible 3-1 series ledger, which will be hard to return from with the young Bucks team ready to show the world what they can do. (more...)
Kansas City Southern (NASDAQ:KSU) To Report Earnings Kansas City Southern (NASDAQ:KSU) To Report Earnings
- April 24, 2017

The firm had revenue of $598.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $608.10 million. Receive Kansas City Southern News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Kansas City Southern with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. (more...)
French conservatives, Socialists say will back Macron for president French conservatives, Socialists say will back Macron for president
- April 24, 2017

The French Interior Ministry preliminary count estimates have Le Pen ahead of Macron, with 24.2 per cent and 21.4 per cent respectively. Many analysts say that because of her far-right policies, Le Pen can not beat Macron in a head-to-head, national race. (more...)
Trump rejects Exxon waiver request for Russian Federation
- April 24, 2017

The Department of the Treasury, in consultation with President Donald Trump, announced it was rejecting waiver requests from Exxon and other companies looking to restart Russian operations disrupted by global sanctions. In 2012, ExxonMobil and Russia's Rosneft signed an agreement to invest up to $500 billion in developing Russia's vast energy reserves in the Arctic and Black Sea. (more...)
Lawyer: Doctor dragged from flight plans to file lawsuit Lawyer: Doctor dragged from flight plans to file lawsuit
- April 24, 2017

In a statement to PEOPLE regarding the pending lawsuit, United Airlines said: "We can not apologize enough to Dr. Dao for the shameful way in which he was treated". Mr Munoz - whose total compensation in 2016 was valued at $18.7m, the bulk of which was in United stock, according to a separate filing on Friday - has drawn lasting criticism for his poor handling of the passenger scandal. (more...)
Bruins' Miller returns after 2-game absence
- April 24, 2017

Ryan scored the victor on a power play 5:43 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarter-final series . The #Sens speak to media following today's 4-3 OT win over the Boston Bruins . And Monday was the Patriots' Day holiday in MA and before the hockey game came the 121st Boston Marathon, with close to 30,000 participants pounding the pavement. (more...)
Anglo Pacific Group plc (APF) Issues Earnings Results Anglo Pacific Group plc (APF) Issues Earnings Results
- April 24, 2017

The company maintained most of its full-year forecasts but trimmed an estimate for nickel output. Just yesterday Anglo American PLC (LON:AAL) traded -1.67% lower at 1,149.00GBX. At the Minas Rio iron ore mine in Brazil output increased by 30% to 4.3-million tonnes as the operation continued to ramp up. The lift in South African and Colombian export thermal coal was driven by higher productivity, mainly in the South African mines. (more...)
Taking a Fresh Look at Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) Taking a Fresh Look at Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR)
- April 24, 2017

Blackrock has 0.01% invested in Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN). Superior Ind had 7 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Independence Realty Trust now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $9.88. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc reported 19,862 shares stake. (more...)
Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off
- April 24, 2017

There are many who, confused by the new political divide, will abstain. Mr Fillon , who had been favourite to win the presidency until he was embroiled in a "fake jobs" row concerning his Welsh wife Penelope, told reporters in France: "The voice of the right and centre can be heard in the (upcoming) parliamentary elections". (more...)
Rightmove sees house asking prices reach new high Rightmove sees house asking prices reach new high
- April 24, 2017

Brian Murphy, Head of Lending for Mortgage Advice Bureau, added: "The steady rate of house price growth quoted in this month's figures are in line with market expectations in terms of 2017, and certainly a 2.2% increase in asking prices will be seen by many in the industry as reassuring, given the current political and economic landscape". (more...)
Non-OPEC Countries Improve Compliance With Vienna Oil Output Cut Deal - Minister
- April 24, 2017

His Kuwaiti counterpart, Essam al-Marzouq, said he expected the agreement to be extended. It is, however, hard to be too aggressively bearish with OPEC members planning to meet and possibly pass an extension just next month, Mr. Production climbed by 17,000 barrels a day to 9.25 million barrels a day last week, the highest since August 2015, according to the Energy Information Administration. (more...)
Hot Stock to Watch: Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)
- April 24, 2017

The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. On average, analysts predict that Mondelez International Inc will post $2.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. On Thursday, February 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to "Buy". This is an increase of approximately 1,457% compared to the average volume of 319 call options. (more...)