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US spooky clown craze moves to Australia, New Zealand US spooky clown craze moves to Australia, New Zealand
- October 19, 2016

People who have been approached by the clowns have taken to social media to warn others. "We are hoping that this craze will pass this week and we would urge the small minority of people still taking part to stop". The clowns have been reported to have been scaring children and adults. "People who might book you think there could be a couple of children who are nervous of clowns, so perhaps we won't book a clown, perhaps we'll book a bouncy castle". (more...)
Reality Check: Trump's claims of 'large scale' voter fraud Reality Check: Trump's claims of 'large scale' voter fraud
- October 19, 2016

That leaves 271 electoral votes - still enough to win. "I do have to tell you, in the midst of the avalanche of evidence of political favoritism and outright corruption and deceit that's flowing out of the Clinton years in the midst of the willful ignorance of the national media about all of that and in the midst of daily and unsubstantiated attacks on my running mate (Donald trump), it's easy to lose sight that this election really is about big things", he added. (more...)
One Vanderbilt Construction Underway After Official Groundbreaking One Vanderbilt Construction Underway After Official Groundbreaking
- October 19, 2016

The improvements, which total $220 million, include more staircases into and out of Grand Central, a renovated subway mezzanine and new exits directly to street level. To appease the skeptics, SL Green has agreed to keep its most expensive upper-floor offices off the market until the ribbon cutting on the transit upgrades. (more...)
Social Security benefits to increase by tiny amount Social Security benefits to increase by tiny amount
- October 19, 2016

This is because inflation has been so low. The cost-of-living adjustment is based on a broad measure of prices generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics . COLA increases have been essentially flat in recent years. "I went out to the nurses' station and announced the big news", joked Rosa, who said he is grateful to be supplementing his Social Security check with a pension and other income. (more...)
Fed minutes put November rate hike on the table Fed minutes put November rate hike on the table
- October 19, 2016

Recent mediocre employment reports, along with the Fed's probable unwillingness to do anything so close to an election, mean that December is the earliest likely time for a rate increase-though, as usual with the central bank, there's no way to tell for sure. (more...)
Anthony Foley's family thankful for tributes from world of rugby
- October 19, 2016

Foley captained Munster to Heineken Cup success in 2006 and won 62 caps for Ireland. Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: "Anthony Foley was a long-time servant of a great club and a central part of Munster Rugby as a player, captain and coach". (more...)
Fed's Fischer says government needs to boost US economy Fed's Fischer says government needs to boost US economy
- October 19, 2016

Conflicting statements on the timing of a rate hike from some Fed officials has been adding to uncertainty in markets, which have been grappling with changing dynamics in a tumultuous United States presidential election and nervousness regarding third-quarter earnings. (more...)
Macy's does the opposite of others on Thanksgiving Macy's does the opposite of others on Thanksgiving
- October 19, 2016

It's understandable: the historic kickoff to the holiday shopping season is vitally important to retailers who are increasingly competing with online sellers. Many also say it doesn't make good business sense. At least two dozen other chains are keeping their doors shut on the holiday, including Home Depot, Burlington Stores and TJ Maxx, according to the deals website The Black Friday.com. (more...)
Thai King will prove an irreplaceable loss
- October 19, 2016

She, however, has some way to go before she becomes the world's longest reigning monarch ever. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday condoled with the entire royal family, the government and people of Thailand on the death of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej . (more...)
Gold Prices Rise on Weaker Dollar
- October 19, 2016

Traders said the USA election polls were partly behind funds cutting speculative positions, but that was offset to an extent by investors' rising interest in physically backed gold exchange traded funds. A stronger greenback makes dollar-denominated gold more expensive for holders of other currencies. Spot gold was mostly flat at $1,256 an ounce by 0100 GMT. (more...)
China defends Pakistan against Modi's terrorism barb
- October 19, 2016

Defending Pakistan against Modi's barb, Beijing said it was opposed to linking terrorism with any specific religion or community. "We are also against linking terrorism to any specific country, ethnic group or religion", she said. "I think the worldwide community should respect this", Hua added. "Pakistan's sacrifices in the war against terrorism are well acknowledged and repeatedly appreciated by the leadership of most countries in the world", he said. (more...)
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) Given "Outperform" Rating at Macquarie
- October 19, 2016

The stock had a trading volume of 5,153,033 shares. Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., where 3 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 8 analysts have given a Buy signal, 4 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (more...)
Viewing Major Stock of Friday- ON Semiconductor Corp.'s (ON) Viewing Major Stock of Friday- ON Semiconductor Corp.'s (ON)
- October 19, 2016

Its Exec VP Sales & Marketing Rolls Paul E Sold 3,507 company shares for $43000.84, in a transaction on 2016-10-03. The mean price target for the company's stock is $42.95 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is $68.00 and low price target is $26.00. (more...)
Health insurer UnitedHealth reports 23 pct rise in profit Health insurer UnitedHealth reports 23 pct rise in profit
- October 19, 2016

Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 15.54 jumped so far this year. Yet UnitedHealth has proven immensely successful in its ability to adapt to changing conditions, and coming into Tuesday's third-quarter financial report, UnitedHealth investors fully expected the insurer to keep producing the impressive growth that they had seen in the past. (more...)
Binding deal agreed to cut greenhouse gases Binding deal agreed to cut greenhouse gases
- October 19, 2016

The deal to reduce the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs was struck in Rwanda after an amendment was made to the Montreal Protocol , an worldwide treaty aimed at protecting the environment against the impact of harmful gasses. (more...)
US Inflation in Line with Projections US Inflation in Line with Projections
- October 19, 2016

In the 12 months through September, the CPI accelerated 1.5%, the biggest year-on-year increase since October 2014. ONS head of inflation Mike Prestwood explained: "CPI inflation has risen to its highest for almost two years, though it remains low by historic standards". (more...)
China economic growth holds steady as retail spending rises China economic growth holds steady as retail spending rises
- October 19, 2016

Property developers seem to have taken heart from surging prices in major cities. Beijing is trying to execute a hard structural transition away from dependence on low-end exports and heavy industry toward consumption and services, but entrenched interests have slowed progress. (more...)
GST Council talks about 4 slabs GST Council talks about 4 slabs
- October 19, 2016

Once the rate structure is finalised, the technical group of state and Central tax officers will discuss which item would fall in which tax bracket. It is quite obvious that they would reach upon any uniformity about the tax rate, which is going to be more or less uniform across the country. (more...)
Riot Charges Against Journalist Amy Goodman Rejected — DAPL Protest Riot Charges Against Journalist Amy Goodman Rejected — DAPL Protest
- October 19, 2016

PROTESTER: And she's still standing here threatening us. Even though the charges have now been dropped, this still speaks volumes about mainstream media and the U.S. "That's fine, but it doesn't immunize her from the laws of her state". Here is the report Amy Goodman filed from the scene. Goodman has co-authored six New York Times bestsellers and won many of journalism's highest awards in more than three-decades working as a reporter. (more...)
Missiles from Yemen hit near USA destroyer
- October 19, 2016

A US defense official anonymously informed Reuters that USS Mason deployed countermeasures when the first missile was detected, possibly thwarting a successful strike on the ship but did not return fire. Yemeni loyalist forces meanwhile said three pro-government fighters were killed overnight "by mistake" in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition. (more...)

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