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NASA astronauts install new docking ports at ISS
- August 25, 2016

Due to broken communication with Williams' right ear piece, additional minor "go ahead" tasks were called-off and the two astronauts headed back to the space station's airlock around 1:30 EDT (1730 GMT). This is Rubins' first spacewalk and Williams' fourth. They also had to prove that their products or services would be able to compete in a commercial market in LEO even after the ISS complete its research mission. (more...)
Kevin Harvick wins soggy Sprint Cup race at Bristol
- August 25, 2016

Harvick made the biggest pass with 70 laps to go, sweeping by Denny Hamlin and holding on to take the rain-delayed race at the half-mile concrete track . Well, they tried. NASCAR took a good run at running its famous Bristol night race, but apparently Mother Nature preferred to watch the Olympics or something, because cars clocked barely 10 percent of the regulation 500 laps on the board before rains washed out the evening. (more...)
U.S. stocks set for record
- August 25, 2016

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index , which tracks the greenback against 10 peers, rose 0.2 percent as of 4 p.m.in NY as speculation on higher borrowing costs boosted the currency's appeal. The implied gains follow lackluster action on Monday (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-futures-tread-water-as-buyers-wont-jump-in-until-yellen-speaks-2016-08-22), when the mood turned cautious as oil prices tumbled. (more...)
Gold edges higher as dollar dips, US Fed in focus
- August 25, 2016

At 9:44 a.m. ET the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 20.69 points, or 0.11 per cent, at 18,526.61. Economists had expected sales to dip by 0.9 percent to a rate of 5.52 million. The S&P 500 index showed 10 new 52-week highs and no new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 44 new highs and five new lows. Then the buck-denominated oil prices had the additional support of a depreciating dollar, as well as the declining USA rig counts and oil production. (more...)
Euro edges down as German GDP growth slows in the second quarter Euro edges down as German GDP growth slows in the second quarter
- August 25, 2016

However, the final figure, which confirmed a preliminary Destatis reading earlier in August, represented a slowdown from the unexpectedly strong 0.7-percent expansion in the first quarter. "This time, growth came mainly from foreign trade and not that much from domestic demand", Nordea Bank economist Holger Sandte said, adding that higher energy prices are likely to dampen private consumption in the coming months. (more...)
Hulk Hogan says Gawker's Denton is lowballing his condo in bankruptcy Hulk Hogan says Gawker's Denton is lowballing his condo in bankruptcy
- August 25, 2016

Denton, 49, took to the stand Wednesday to persuade a bankruptcy judge that he should be allowed to rent out the condo - his only saleable asset. Wow! Never thought we would see this, but Gawker Media has made a decision to shut down its website next week permanently, after the company went belly up from the Hulk Hogan sex tape law suit loss. (more...)
Mike Pence: Trump Immigration Policy Will Reflect "Compassion And Humanity"
- August 25, 2016

Sean Hannity, Fox News anchor, hosted a town hall event on immigration Tuesday, during which Trump was asked if he would change US law in order to accommodate illegal immigrants who were obeying laws and contributing to society. Asked directly by O'Reilly whether he is "really rethinking your mass deportation strategy", Trump replied: "I just want to follow the law ". I think the elite media in NY and Washington are once again showing that they don't understand the immigration issue ... (more...)
Olympics: Sindhu goes down fighting in badminton final
- August 25, 2016

Prior to her, neither any man nor any woman player was able to get India a silver medal in Badminton. I'm very happy for her. After PV Sindhu's match, Gopichand was beaming like a proud father who wanted his ward to celebrate her win. Uber India is paying a tribute to country's pride Sindhu who has etched her name in history books after she claimed silver medal in the women's singles badminton at Rio Olmpics on Friday. (more...)
New battery pack no gamechanger for Tesla: Kelley Blue Book
- August 25, 2016

The new Model S P100D with Tesla's speed option upgrade, called Ludicrous mode, has a more powerful 100 kilowatt-hour battery with a 315-mile battery range, while the new Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode will get an improved range of 289 miles. (more...)
Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton set up email server with 'premedication'
- August 25, 2016

Fifty-eight percent said they view Clinton unfavorably; 40 percent said they viewed the former Secretary of State favorably. "I think, on the one hand, it's part of the wacky strategy: Just say all these insane things and maybe you can get some people to believe you". (more...)
Trump's campaign chair quits after revelations of Ukraine ties Trump's campaign chair quits after revelations of Ukraine ties
- August 25, 2016

Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, says the campaign's outgoing chairman "was amazing" and he resigned because Trump didn't want to be distracted by outside controversy. But Manafort lost influence with Trump because he believed that Trump had to "pivot" to be more presidential. Manafort's resignation comes after a campaign reshuffling that many saw as a demotion. (more...)
Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) said that it will increase its quarterly dividend Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) said that it will increase its quarterly dividend
- August 25, 2016

L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note issued to investors. Quarterly revenue rose 6% year over year, to $489.9 million, as a less than 1% negative impact from foreign currencies was more than offset by both organic volume growth of 4% and a 2% contribution from acquisitions over the past year. (more...)
Toll Brothers Announces Q3 Results, 58% YOY Increase Toll Brothers Announces Q3 Results, 58% YOY Increase
- August 25, 2016

A number of FactSet analysts shared their views about the current stock momentum. The stock now shows the Market Capitalization of 17.33 Million. The prior close of the stock price is recorded at $34.71. (NYSE:BBY) has authorized the payment of a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.28 per common share. Lastly, RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Sector Perform" rating in a February 25 report. (more...)
Iowa board halts pipeline work on 15 landowners' parcels
- August 25, 2016

The items had been delivered a week ago by the state Department of Health at the request of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which has led opposition to construction of the 1,172-mile long pipeline that would stretch from North Dakota to IL and cross underneath the Missouri River, which provides water to the tribe's 8,500-strong community, according to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Department of Water Resources. (more...)
USA women's basketball team faced France, toughest opponent yet USA women's basketball team faced France, toughest opponent yet
- August 25, 2016

The team that was averaging 105 points and 30 assists was held to 40 points in the opening 20 minutes and just four assists. The U.S. outscored France 25-8, extending a 40-36 halftime lead to 65-44 at the start of the fourth quarter. "It's a little bit disrespectful, really", said Diana Taurasi , one of the stars of the US women's Olympic basketball team. The Americans' vaunted depth has been one of the stories of the Olympics, but it may be put to the test in the semifinals. (more...)
U.S. dominates way to third-straight gold
- August 25, 2016

The Americans stretched their Olympic win streak to 25 games and overall decade-long win streak to 76 while USA forward Carmelo Anthony became the first man to win three Olympic basketball gold medals. BY beating Serbia , USA lead to their 25th straight win on Olympic hardwood. On both ends of the floor, it was the Americans' most complete game of the tournament. (more...)
DOJ to End Private Federal Prisons
- August 25, 2016

As of late a year ago, about 12 percent of the bureau's inmates were in a private prison. "It might actually save money in the long run, it probably won't end up costing us much", she said . Management and Training Corporation, which runs the federal prison in Taft, disputes the Department of Justice's decision. In Thursday's memo, Yates said the federal government is reducing an existing contract solicitation from a maximum of 10,800 beds to no more than 3,600. (more...)
Markets Right Now: US stocks open lower
- August 25, 2016

The main S&P500 closed 4.26 up at 2,186, while the Nasdaq added 15 to 5,260. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was down 8.37 points, or 0.16 percent, at 5,230.01. The drop has pulled the index down to a one-month intraday low. Oil prices were also under the cosh after official data from the Energy Information Administration showed USA weekly crude increased by 2.5m barrels last week to 523.6m barrels. (more...)
Analysts Valuations For Two Stocks: HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC), Cobalt International (NYSE:CIE)
- August 25, 2016

The Stock has its 52-week High of $9.43 and 52-Week Low of $0.77 and it touched its 52-week high on Nov 5, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Aug 2, 2016. Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; Cobalt International Energy, Inc. The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period. This depreciation has taken its market cap to $537.17M. (more...)
What do Analysts suggest for: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT)
- August 25, 2016

EPS growth in past 5 year was 41.40% along with sales growth of 4.30% in the last five years. The company had revenue of $1246.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1340.92 million. Shares of company began trading at $18.49 climbed to high of $18.56 touched the low of $18.29. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc has a four bull (high rated) technical rating because it's trading above both its 50- and 200 day simple moving averages. (more...)

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