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Time Warner Inc (TWX) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
- May 24, 2017

The stock rose 0.18% or $0.18 reaching $98.08. About shares traded. Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) has risen 36.37% since May 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.67% the S&P500. It improved, as 65 investors sold Time Warner Inc shares while 344 reduced holdings. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust boosted its stake in Time Warner by 11.6% in the third quarter. (more...)
As Montana's US House campaign nears end, health care becomes a focus As Montana's US House campaign nears end, health care becomes a focus
- May 24, 2017

Rob Quist's wife and daughter, Bonnie and Halladay, will be at the Mine Shaft Pasty Co, 111 N 2nd St, Hamilton from 9:30a.m.to 11 a.m. Wednesday to talk about health issues affecting Montana women. . "We need someone who will fight to ensure that affordable health care becomes a reality for all Montanans". Upon passage of the House GOP's bill to repeal the ACA, Gianforte told reporters he wanted to know more about it before deciding whether he'd support it. (more...)
Saudi, UAE pledge $100m to Ivanka Trump's fund for women
- May 24, 2017

United States president Donald Trump's recent anti-Iran remarks were aimed at "milking" Saudi Arabia, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday. "We are not here to lecture - we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship", he said. Klein said his organization was pleased that Trump strongly condemned Iran, that he condemned "ISIS, Hezbollah and Hamas and Iran in the same sentence - for they are all part of the same scourge ... (more...)
MPC retains lending rate at 14% for 6th consecutive time
- May 24, 2017

Mr. Emefiele disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists after the reading of the communiqué of the 113 Monetary Policy Committee Meeting (MPC) ended yesterday in Abuja. Hear him: "We would prefer a convergence that will go southward rather than northward, but the fact that we have seen the convergence moving southward gives us a lot of hope that things are working in the right direction". (more...)
Sales at B&Q owner Kingfisher dipped in the first quarter Sales at B&Q owner Kingfisher dipped in the first quarter
- May 24, 2017

Brighter news in the United Kingdom and Ireland though: same store sales were up 3.5 per cent, drilled in by Kingfisher's Screwfix stores where sales rose 12.6 per cent to £362m. In Poland, sales improved by 3.5pc on the like-for-like basis, reflecting a supportive market there. Total revenues came in at £2.86bn over the period and Kingfisher chief executive Veronique Laury, who is overseeing a turnaround plan at the retailer, said: "We have set ourselves up well for our transformation, ... (more...)
Trump 'Hopeful' US Can Help Israel, Palestinians Forge Peace Trump 'Hopeful' US Can Help Israel, Palestinians Forge Peace
- May 24, 2017

The president also unexpectedly offered a new defense of his disclosure of classified information to Russian diplomats in a recent Oval Office meeting. "The U.S.is firmly committed to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and halting their support of terrorists and militias". During Trump's visit , about 70 protesters, mostly family members of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners protested at the nearby Manger Square, holding photos of prisoners, including many convicted of terror ... (more...)
WHO votes for a new leader of global health WHO votes for a new leader of global health
- May 24, 2017

He beat out Britain's Dr. David Nabarro and Pakistan's Dr. Sania Nishtar for the role. If no candidate is elected outright, which requires at least two-thirds of votes, a simple majority will decide between the two front-runners. He will be the first African to head up the United Nations agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. "We know that the next health emergency is not a question of "if" but "when", U.S. (more...)
Trump's food stamp cuts faces hard sell in Congress Trump's food stamp cuts faces hard sell in Congress
- May 24, 2017

Grassley's more open to suggested cuts to SNAP benefits, or food stamps, because he says they are still funded at the stimulus level meant to help pull the economy out of the Great Recession. In the United States, the SNAP initiative accounts for more than 8 million people who are food insecure. Of the 10 states that have the most food stamp recipients, seven went Republican in the 2016 presidential election — Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. (more...)
Trump should discuss avoiding 'new 9/11' while in Saudi Arabia: Zarif
- May 24, 2017

While Obama sought to fix the damage done by the Bush administration's criminal war in Iraq by offering a new face for U.S. imperialism, Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia to make clear his administration's break with his predecessor's policy of seeking a rapprochement with Iran based on the 2015 nuclear deal. (more...)
'First ever African' to lead World Health Organization 'First ever African' to lead World Health Organization
- May 24, 2017

Among his pledges, Mr Tedros said he would work "tirelessly to fulfil WHO's promise of universal health care". Tedros Adhanom elected to head United Nations agency but controversy surrounds his role in Ethiopia's repressive government. Tedros was ahead after the first round, winning 95 votes. Pakistan's candidate to be the next director-general of the World Health Organization, cardiologist Dr. (more...)
Manchester bombing victim, 8, was 'a beautiful little girl'
- May 24, 2017

Upon learning of her death, her Tarleton Community Primary School teacher Chris Upton said in a statement: "Saffie was simply a attractive little girl in every aspect of the word". "To my lovely best friend I hope you rest in peace my darling". A man from the Greater Manchester area was confirmed as the third victim of the attack, according to Ivan Lewis, a local politician. (more...)
Unruly man heading for American Airlines cockpit subdued, duct-taped to seat
- May 24, 2017

USA Today reports that Uskanil, a student from Turkey on a visa to study at an acting school in the US, tried to sit in first class with a laptop until a flight attendant checked his ticket and made him move back to economy. FBI special agent Paul Delacourt said Uskanil could face federal charges for interference with a flight crew, according to CNN . It was not immediately clear what the circumstances of that breach were, but the news outlets, citing unnamed sources, said once Flight 31 ... (more...)
Saudi oil minister expects extension of production cut deal
- May 24, 2017

Congress created it in 1975 after the Arab oil embargo caused fears of long-term motor fuel price spikes that would harm the USA economy. But that price factors in the market's expectations of what will emerge from this week's discussion. (more...)
Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA)'s Stock Is Sell After More Market Selling
- May 24, 2017

Finally, First Republic Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in Encana Corp during the fourth quarter worth about $140,000. The oil and gas company reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.08. (more...)
If Britain limited EU immigration, this would have its price: Merkel If Britain limited EU immigration, this would have its price: Merkel
- May 24, 2017

Back in Paris, Mr Macron spent yesterday selecting his Cabinet with new Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. The French president pointed out that "without Europe, there will be no peace, prosperity and freedom". It would be managed by a newly created joint finance minister for the eurozone . By appointing him, Macron has passed over loyal followers such as Richard Ferrand, a former Socialist who was one of the first to join Mr Macron's cause past year and is secretary general of REM. (more...)
PPG request for Akzo Nobel extension under consideration: Dutch regulator PPG request for Akzo Nobel extension under consideration: Dutch regulator
- May 24, 2017

The court hearing in Amsterdam brought together executives and lawyers from all sides, including Burgmans himself. Akzo, meanwhile, faces a potentially awkward public questioning of its reasons for rejecting PPG's offer on May 8. Elliott, headquartered in NY, holds a stake of just over 3.0 percent in AkzoNobel but together with other shareholders in favour of the deal with PPG, claims more than 17 percent representation - enough to force a special shareholders' meeting. (more...)
Mark Fields Out as Ford CEO
- May 24, 2017

Hackett and Bill Ford praised Fields, who was one of the architects of the company's turnaround a decade ago. For news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and video, visit www.media.ford.com . But Ford has been rolling out a series of temporary plant closings and layoffs since the United States of America automotive market began to slow past year. (more...)
United Kingdom concert blast: Blood, horror, shock as bomber strikes young crowd United Kingdom concert blast: Blood, horror, shock as bomber strikes young crowd
- May 24, 2017

Twitter and Facebook were filled with appeals for the missing. " Everyone pls share this, my little sister Emma was at the Ari concert tonight in #Manchester and she isn't answering her phone, pls help me", said one message posted alongside a picture of a blonde girl with flowers in her hair. (more...)
Ariana Grande Suspends Tour After Manchester Attack
- May 24, 2017

The incident was the worst terror attack in Britain since the suicide bombings on London's transport network of July 2005 that killed 52 people and injured hundreds. Jenny Brewster said she was leaving the concert with her 11-year-old daughter when the blast hit. Morrissey quoted May's statement that these such attacks "will not break us" before accusing her of living in a "bullet-proof bubble" and saying "she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester ... (more...)
Oil on longest rising streak in more than a month
- May 24, 2017

However, there is no final deal yet despite the pledge by Saudi Arabia - the world's top exporter and de-facto leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) - and top producer Russian Federation, as the 12 remaining OPEC members and other producers participating in the cuts have to agree to the extension during a meeting on May 25. (more...)