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Capitol Hill Buzz: Kasich tries out the White House podium Capitol Hill Buzz: Kasich tries out the White House podium
- September 17, 2016

President Barack Obama's signature trade deal. Today's meeting included NY businessman and former mayor Michael Bloomberg; former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson; Louisiana Gov. Without passage, he said China would dictate the trade rules in Asia. "That in and of itself can tell you why this agreement is so important". David Perdue backs the idea, saying he wants the U.S.to be at the helm of a trade deal rather than China, and so do other Georgia GOP leaders. (more...)
Abilene Kmart Store to Close in December Abilene Kmart Store to Close in December
- September 17, 2016

Sears Holdings plans to close 68 unprofitable Kmart stores around the country, due to declining sales. "When we come down (to Lafayette), a lot of times we come over here", he said of his occasional visits to the store that anchors a mostly vacant strip mall. (more...)
European Central Bank projects slow increase in inflation European Central Bank projects slow increase in inflation
- September 17, 2016

Inflation has undershot the ECB's target for more than three years and is expected to stay below target for years to come as growth remains weak, unemployment hovers near 10% and the economy struggles with large slack. The ECB could extend the earliest end date for its 80 billion euros monthly purchases beyond the current March, 2017. Draghi could indicate Thursday that the bank is ready to extend the bond-buying program. (more...)
Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) Announces Cash Dividend At $0 Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) Announces Cash Dividend At $0
- September 17, 2016

In looking at the consensus numbers, the sell-side research analysts covering the stock have an average target price of $75.285 for Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT ). Target Corp. Target Corp.'s revenue was down 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. Although Target CEO Brian Cornell has made several strategic improvements, such as closing its Canada business and selling its "disadvantaged" pharmacy business, the firm said the company still hasn't done enough. (more...)
Company Building Dakota Access Pipeline Says They Remain Committed to the Project
- September 17, 2016

U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe last week after the tribe filed a lawsuit claiming that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated environmental and historical preservation laws when it approved the project. (more...)
Ford to move all small auto production to Mexico Ford to move all small auto production to Mexico
- September 17, 2016

That hasn't stopped Ford from shifting its compact-car manufacturing south of the border. Earlier Thursday, Trump said in an interview on Fox News that Ford planned to "fire all their employees in the United States and.move to Mexico". (more...)
Ivanka Trump wrong about leave policy
- September 17, 2016

After determining that the Trump family leave plan doesn't apply to gay fathers, Gupta moved on to a more pressing question: Why would a candidate who claimed pregnancy is an " inconvenience for business " release a plan promoting paid maternity leave? They're right on all scores. (more...)
Analyst Opinion Summary: General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Analyst Opinion Summary: General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)
- September 17, 2016

The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 2.50. According to FT, The 14 analysts offering 12 month price targets for General Electric Company have a median target of 34.00, with a high estimate of 38.00 and a low estimate of 28.00. (more...)
Deutsche Bank's Refusal to Settle with the DOJ
- September 17, 2016

The central bank's policy makers are meeting on September 20, although the chances of a rate hike are slim following a deluge of disappointing USA data on Thursday . We rate DEUTSCHE BANK AG as a Sell with a ratings score of D. This is driven by some concerns, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more hard for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. (more...)
Analysts Speculate on Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS)
- September 17, 2016

The Macanese gaming industry had been facing a huge financial turmoil owing to sluggish growth rate of the overall Chinese economy - resulting in a reduced number of local tourists, an anti-corruption crackdown initiated by Mr. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 24.4% while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 16.1%. (NYSE:LVS) latest quarter ended on 30 Jun 2016, company announced earnings of $0.52. (more...)
Trump finally admits US President Barack Obama born in America
- September 17, 2016

Trump's statement came hours after Clinton assailed her opponent for refusing to answer whether Obama was born in the US, saying Trump owes Obama "and the American people an apology" for his role in the "birther" movement. Trump has been given several opportunities in this campaign to say that he disavowed the theory (or still believes it). "Let me say this", she said . (more...)
Packers running short on corners going into Vikings game
- September 17, 2016

Adrian Peterson was shut down, rushing just 19 times for 31 yards while Shaun Hill was 18-of-33 for 236 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Unfortunately, I have seen reports since that time that say tickets are going for up to $10,000-but that also could be for fake tickets. "He amazes me with the things he does, the things he sees". (more...)
Zika funding fails to pass in Congress - again
- September 17, 2016

The World Health Organization issued more stringent guidelines on how long people returning from Zika-affected areas should avoid sex. So what is Congress doing? She lives in Miami, Fla., ground zero for the Zika virus in the United States. (more...)
Navjot Singh Sidhu sends one-sentence resignation, wife still in BJP Navjot Singh Sidhu sends one-sentence resignation, wife still in BJP
- September 17, 2016

According to The Statesman , he sent in his letter of resignation to party president Amit Shah. Sidhu's wife, Navjot Kaur on Wednesday revealed in Chandigarh that her husband today formally resigned from the saffron party. Sidhu was flanked by former Indian hockey team captain Pargat Singh, a legislator of Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, and two independent legislators, Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjeet Singh Bains, during the launch of the political front. (more...)
Dollar hit as traders pull September US rate hike bets
- September 17, 2016

The buck was weaker then recovered against the yen and gained against the U.K.'s sterling after the Bank of England left rates and bond-buying untouched but cracked the door open for a future rate cut. Also on Thursday, U.S. weekly jobless claims data showed a tightening labor market with subdued layoffs last week, while underlying producer price inflation crept up in August. (more...)
Myanmar loses sanctions but keeps USA influence
- September 17, 2016

President Barack Obama made the announcement as he hosted Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington . Obama didn't specify precisely which sanctions would be lifted , but said the relief would come " soon ". The jade is mined in a region of northern Myanmar still plagued by civil conflict. She added that she expects the numbers from Myanmar to decline in coming years as the crisis in the Thai camps eases and USA commitments shift elsewhere, such as to Syria. (more...)
(NYSE:NWL), a large market cap stock a smart buy? (NYSE:NWL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?
- September 17, 2016

Newell Rubbermaid had a return on equity of 18.55% and a net margin of 3.91%. During the same period previous year, the company posted $0.64 EPS. This number is obtained on the basis of the mean estimate from the 7 research firms that recently gave out the reports about the company. (more...)
Asia stocks up as weak data crimp US Fed hike chances Asia stocks up as weak data crimp US Fed hike chances
- September 17, 2016

Investors will be watching closely for any signs that the BOJ could remove support for long-term bonds, but before the central bank "does something, it's hard to price it fully", said Praveen Korapaty, head of interest-rate strategy in NY at Credit Suisse.CS -4.66 % . (more...)
Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s (ARIA): Checklist Stock of the Wednesday Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s (ARIA): Checklist Stock of the Wednesday
- September 17, 2016

While looking at the Stock's Performance, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of 5.97%, where Monthly Performance is 3.28%, Quarterly performance is 34.93%, 6 Months performance is 77.29% and yearly performance percentage is 37.11%. (more...)
Elon Musk on Tesla's Autopilot 8.0: "Superhuman"
- September 17, 2016

With Tesla's Autopilot 8.0 update, the electric automaker's autonomous driving systems now place greater reliance on radar, rather than on cameras as it has done before. Tesla CEO wanted to underline the fact that ideal safety is impossible to obtain, but the Tesla's efforts are made to increase the probability of higher safety. (more...)

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