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New suspicious item in UK subway probe 'not viable'
- October 23, 2016

Officers used a stun gun during the subsequent arrest in north London of a 19-year-old who was detained on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts and remains in custody. "As a precaution, properties within Tudor Road will be evacuated whilst the investigation takes place". He said: "Suddenly a policeman appeared on the touchline and said "Sorry, you are going to have to stop playing and get out of the park - we want to land some helicopters on the football pitch". (more...)
Turkey troops, rebels battle Kurdish-led militia
- October 23, 2016

Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Laerke said that the evacuations couldn't begin "because the necessary conditions were not in place to ensure safe, secure and voluntary" movement of people. Tens of thousands of people have been abducted, summarily executed or arbitrarily detained and tortured. "There are no guarantees". Opposition groups in the city denounced the ceasefire and opening of "humanitarian corridors" out of Aleppo by the Syrian government forces as a trick to try to force the ... (more...)
Smoking consolidation: British American Tobacco bids for Reynolds American
- October 22, 2016

Reynolds said its board of directors will evaluate the offer, and respond accordingly to BAT, which now owns 42.2 percent stake in Reynolds. The bid, pitched at $56.50 per Reynolds share, was a 20-percent premium on Thursday´s close. The proposed merger would help BAT gain a further foothold in the USA, and give the new company a significant presence in high-growth markets including South America, the Middle East and Africa. (more...)
U.S. Stocks Slip Amid Disappointing Earnings as Crude Retreats U.S. Stocks Slip Amid Disappointing Earnings as Crude Retreats
- October 22, 2016

Shares of AT&T fell 3.2%. While oil was only slightly negative on the day, energy stocks fell sharply, with the S&P energy sector down 1.1%. Verizon fell 2.8 percent, weighing the most on the S&P, after the wireless carrier reported a drop in quarterly revenue. (more...)
Latest Analyst Ratings For Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) Latest Analyst Ratings For Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT)
- October 22, 2016

Analyst's Analysis on Mentor Graphics Corp. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $26.05. The day began at US$28.61 but the price moved to US$28.29 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$28.82. (more...)
US Rep, 'Genteel Southerner' Has Thoughts on Nasty Women US Rep, 'Genteel Southerner' Has Thoughts on Nasty Women
- October 22, 2016

During a discussion about entitlement reform, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman". As my colleague Janell Ross explained, since Janet Jackson's 1986 song "Nasty", the adjective has been a kind of shorthand for women having to deal with disrespectful men. (more...)
Buzzer to Observe: Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN)
- October 22, 2016

Research analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their Q3 2016 EPS estimates for Superior Energy Services in a report issued on Tuesday. In a research note issued on September 30, 2016, analysts at Seaport Global Securities lifted the stock to Buy from Neutral. (more...)
Obamacare enrollment projected to grow 9% in 2017 Obamacare enrollment projected to grow 9% in 2017
- October 22, 2016

Deputy Insurance Commissioner J.P. Wieske said those impacted will automatically be enrolled in another plan if they don't choose one themselves. Expect pitches on social media platforms as well as television and radio. Clinton has outlined steps she'd take to build enrollment and sweeten subsidies for consumers. "Because it does reduce consumer choice, and because it increases our concern that these big insurance companies are gaming the system again with a new form of pre-existing ... (more...)
Vadodara Airport, Vadodara, Gujarat, India Vadodara Airport, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
- October 22, 2016

Talking about growing tourism in the country, Modi said that improving air connectivity will improve the growth of tourism sector in the country. The state-of-the-art terminal, built at a cost of 160 crore rupees is spread over 18 thousand square meters and can handle 700 passengers every hour. (more...)
Global criminal Court US concerned about South Africa quitting ICC
- October 22, 2016

South Africa said a year ago that it planned to leave the ICC after its government was criticised for ignoring a court order to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, who is accused of genocide and war crimes , when he visited last year. (more...)
Judge to hear objections to $10B Volkswagen emissions deal
- October 22, 2016

At today's hearing to determine whether the agreement is fair, Breyer is set to consider objections on behalf of more than 400 vehicle owners. VW has agreed to spend up to $16.7 billion to address its so-called U.S. Vehicle owners and the U.S. Department of Justice sued. The settlement calls for the German automaker to spend up to $10 billion to buy back or fix about 475,000 Volkswagens and Audi vehicles with 2-liter diesel engines and pay their owners an additional $5,100 to $10,000 each. (more...)
Some conservatives not happy with Trump's debate abortion answer
- October 22, 2016

Clinton was expected to face debate questions for the first time about revelations in her top adviser's hacked emails that show her striking a different tone in private than in public regarding Wall Street banks and trade. Clinton responded that she would be "happy to compare what we do with the Trump Foundation, which took money from other people and bought a six-foot portrait of Donald". (more...)
Recommendations regarding mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
- October 22, 2016

Huge crowds of weeping Thais and saluting soldiers lined the streets Friday as the body of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was borne through Bangkok , a day after his death left an apprehensive country facing an uncertain future. Thai television flicked back to colour on Friday - but with orders to keep it subdued - as the government lifted a black-and-white rule imposed out of respect for the country's late king. (more...)
European Union leaders scramble to salvage free trade pact with Canada
- October 22, 2016

She included: "Canada is disappointed, but I believe it is impossible". Christoph Leitl of the business alliance Global Chamber Platform said: "It's insane". Theresa May has reportedly told her cabinet that if the United Kingdom takes the "hard" Brexit option, it will have to increase trade with other trading partners by 37% - a tall order for any economy, and particularly difficult without any idea of what sort of relationship the United Kingdom will have with non-EU partners post-Brexit. (more...)
Clinton: We know 'the difference between leadership and dictatorship' Clinton: We know 'the difference between leadership and dictatorship'
- October 22, 2016

The peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart. His campaign has long contended with a harsh reality: Trump's most likely path to victory depends on wins in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. The center says most of those Independents have come from people who used to support Libertarian Gary Johnson, who has dropped from 32 percent of Independents supporting him in September to just 14 percent in October. (more...)
In a first in 40 years, Saudi Arabia executes prince for murder
- October 22, 2016

The sentence was upheld by two higher courts and carried out Tuesday after a royal order. The prince's death brings the tally of executions carried by the Sunni kingdom this year to 134, according to a count by Agence France-Presse (AFP ) and Human Rights Watch . (more...)
Samsung in talks with LG Chem for new smartphone batteries: Nikkei
- October 22, 2016

The Galaxy S8 is expected sometime in February, unless Samsung decides to move the launch to earlier in the year, though rushing the Galaxy S8 doesn't seem like a prudent move. First was its second recall of its "Galaxy Note 7" smartphones, then there was the FAA ban. It can not be more convenient as Samsung Canada will take your Note 7 onsite, and help owners get a loaner device and/or credit their account. (more...)
Analysts At Imperial Capital Reiterated Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) As In-Line Analysts At Imperial Capital Reiterated Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) As In-Line
- October 22, 2016

They set an in-line rating and a $74.00 price target for the company. Alaska Air Group has been the topic of 28 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. American Airlines (AAL) and Alaska Air Group (ALK) both reported third-quarter results that beat forecasts early Thursday. Dividends are mostly given in terms of cash payments, property or as shares of stock . (more...)
US says it detected failed North Korean missile launch US says it detected failed North Korean missile launch
- October 22, 2016

The attempted launch came just hours before the start of the third USA presidential debate - a timely reminder of the challenge North Korea's fast-moving nuclear weapons programme will pose to the next occupant of the White House. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, also speaking in Washington on Wednesday, said North Korea was nearing the "final stage of nuclear weaponisation" and the allies would mobilize "all tools in the toolkit" to defend themselves. (more...)
Rosberg on top after first day of U.S. practice
- October 22, 2016

Sebastian Vettel, who had to finish a lap one-handed in FP1 after heavy contact with a kerb left him clinging onto a wing mirror, went fourth fastest in FP2, with Max Verstappen in fifth. "I think that generally, all of us, we underestimate the pressure that is on these guys", Wolff told reporters at the US Grand Prix. Hopefully not too much on tonight, a little bit of fine-tuning, and that should be it. (more...)

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