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Inflation surges to four-year high in April
- May 19, 2017

Apart from the higher air fares (which was mainly down to the timing of Easter), there were also upward effects from clothing, vehicle excise duty and electricity prices. "The BoE will likely have been aware of the (inflation) spike in April when it released its new forecasts and made its decision last week, so from a monetary policy perspective, little has probably changed", said Craig Erlam, analyst at Oanda trading group. (more...)
Mom of boy who killed himself vows he 'will be heard' Mom of boy who killed himself vows he 'will be heard'
- May 19, 2017

The Cinicinatti School has since released a 24-minute long video from surveillance footage which shows Gabriel trying to shake hands with another child before collapsing on the ground after being pushed into a wall at the entrance of the boys' bathroom. (more...)
Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55 bn Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55 bn
- May 19, 2017

Alibaba said growth in new business lines contributed to an increase in total revenue to 38.6 billion yuan ($5.6 billion) in the quarter to the end of March, above an average forecast of 36 billion yuan according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. (more...)
Donald Trump Threatens James Comey, Implies He Taped Conversations Donald Trump Threatens James Comey, Implies He Taped Conversations
- May 19, 2017

Trump's firing of Mr. Comey that were later contradicted by the president himself. Later, Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity". "So I'll see you over at the school". The press briefing marked the latest extraordinary moment in a drama that has gripped Washington since Mr. (more...)
Betsy DeVos plans to slash public education funding, eliminate college loan forgiveness Betsy DeVos plans to slash public education funding, eliminate college loan forgiveness
- May 19, 2017

Perkins loans benefitting disabled students would be cut by $700 million. The proposed cuts in long-standing programs - and the simultaneous new investment in alternatives to traditional public schools - are a sign of the Trump administration's belief that federal efforts to improve education have failed. (more...)
Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) earnings up 25% y-o-y
- May 19, 2017

While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $87.88. Moreover, Raymond James Tru Na has 0.06% invested in salesforce.com, inc. CRM offered 69.50% EPS for prior five years and the earnings per share (EPS) growth projected to be 457.90% in the coming year. CRM has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. (more...)
A Shopping Bag Full of Surprises Sends Gap Shares Ripping Higher A Shopping Bag Full of Surprises Sends Gap Shares Ripping Higher
- May 19, 2017

Sei Investments holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) for 243,261 shares. The share price of the stock surged 17.72% for the year. ( GPS ) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that The Gap, Inc . (more...)
Animal Watch: Man saves a buck at Wadena Walmart Animal Watch: Man saves a buck at Wadena Walmart
- May 19, 2017

Thank God for the quick-thinking Good Samaritan who held the deer, and most importantly covered its eyes so it wouldn't see the rednecks and hood rats who populate Walmart. "It came in through the garden doors, and it must have been eating the flowers or something", said customer Stephanie Koljonen. Grasswick says his first instinct was tackle the animal, bringing the deer down on a pallet of dog food. (more...)
Grab a free sample of Dunkin' Donuts new frozen coffee on Friday Grab a free sample of Dunkin' Donuts new frozen coffee on Friday
- May 19, 2017

The Coolatta had 990 calories and 133 grams of sugar. Dunkin' Donuts swapped the drinks because the Coolatta wasn't up to the chain's standards, according to executives speaking at the company's media day in March. Dunkin' Donuts is also celebrating Perks Week, which means a special daily deal for existing DD Perks Rewards members and anyone who enrolls in the program. (more...)
3 dead, 19 rescued in Lagos collapsed building 3 dead, 19 rescued in Lagos collapsed building
- May 19, 2017

One person thursday died and 17 others were rescued alive when a three-storey building undergoing construction caved in and collapsed at No 2/4, Richard Abimbola Street, off Limca Road, Ire Akari Estate, Ilasa area of Lagos. "Further investigation revealed that the building collapsed at around 2p.m". NAN reports that officials of the Nigeria Police Force, the Red Cross , NEMA, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA ) and the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA ), all ... (more...)
Campbell Soup misses profit, sales estimates; trims sales forecast Campbell Soup misses profit, sales estimates; trims sales forecast
- May 19, 2017

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Populism still threatens France despite Macron victory Populism still threatens France despite Macron victory
- May 19, 2017

It was this latter France that voted for Macron's far-right opponent, Marine Le Pen. Le Pen's performance punctured her hopes that the populist wave which swept Donald Trump into the White House and led Britain to vote to leave the European Union would also carry her to France's presidential Elysee Palace. (more...)
Earnings Whisper: Foot Locker, Inc. (FL), Deere & Company (DE) Earnings Whisper: Foot Locker, Inc. (FL), Deere & Company (DE)
- May 19, 2017

Canaccord Genuity has "Buy" rating and $87 target . Foot Locker ( NYSE:FL ) opened at 70.45 on Wednesday. The stock's 50 day moving average is 74.49 and its 200 day moving average is 72.82. (NYSE:FL). First Retail Bank Of Omaha has 24,819 shares. If you are viewing this story on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide copyright and trademark legislation. (more...)
BofA opens debate on lowering mortgage down payments
- May 19, 2017

On Thursday, the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield US10YT=RR fell to a one-month low at 2.18 percent as safety bids for USA government bonds grew on worries about a scandal around Brazilian President Michel Temer, spurring a rout in the Brazilian stock market .BVSP. (more...)
Barron tornado kills one, injures more than 25 Barron tornado kills one, injures more than 25
- May 19, 2017

The governor told reporters it was "nothing short of a miracle" that more people weren't hurt. Fitzgerald said the Red Cross and the Salvation Army are setting up shelter and providing food and clothes for the families in need. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management remains activated due to the effects of severe weather and the threat for continued severe weather this week, officials said in a news release. (more...)
Oil prices extend gains on output cut optimism
- May 19, 2017

Non-OPEC producers, including Russian Federation, also agreed to cut their output by another, roughly 600,000 barrels a day. Brent crude oil futures rose 0.30 dollar or 0.57 percent to close at USD 52.51 a barrel at NYMEX. As no one is counting on US crude production growth being arrested in its tracks or a "demand shock" mopping up the world's surplus, a sizable, measurable and sustained draw in global oil stocks is the obvious answer. (more...)
Objectives To Watch For During Trump's First Overseas Trip
- May 19, 2017

But however powerful the images of Trump's globe-trotting turn out to be, they have little chance of eclipsing the scandals convulsing his White House back home. Trump's instinct, instead, is to fight back against critics he believes are trying to destroy his presidency through the Russian Federation investigation. (more...)
If triple talaq is sin, why retain it: SC If triple talaq is sin, why retain it: SC
- May 19, 2017

The stinging remarks come two days after the bench said: 'There are school of thoughts (which) say that triple talaq is legal, but it is the worst and not desirable form for dissolution of marriages among Muslims'. "Yes, you should not hear", replied Sibal. Sibal attacked Centre's argument asking the Court to strike down triple talaq for lacking constitutional morality. (more...)
Putin congratulates new French president in call
- May 19, 2017

Meanwhile, tensions have arisen over Macron's policies toward media access, recalling similar conflicts over coverage of Donald Trump's presidency in the U.S. Mr Macron is also hoping to reform France's economy, he promised Ms Merkel he would implement the changes to bolster its position in the EU. As a candidate, Mr Macron called for a " new Franco-German deal" that would involve "much more structured co-operation" on investment, on European border security and on defence. (more...)
Subramanian Swamy: Rajinikanth unsuitable for Tamil Nadu politics Subramanian Swamy: Rajinikanth unsuitable for Tamil Nadu politics
- May 19, 2017

With former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa's demise in December a year ago and with ailing DMK chief M. Karunanidhi out of action in the last few months, observers have pointed out the political vacuum in the state. I have lots of work, all of you also have work to do, so go back and start doing it. In what appeared to be another statement of political intent, Rajinikanth today urged his fans to wait for the "impending war". (more...)