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Global markets mixed in quiet trading on US holiday Global markets mixed in quiet trading on US holiday
- November 26, 2016

Asian share markets were broadly higher Friday, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a 10-month high as the yen weakened. The dollar was bolstered by upbeat US economic reports that raised the chances for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. (more...)
Dow Jones and S&P 500 ease to new records
- November 26, 2016

Technology stocks are lower after HP released a weak profit forecast. About 6.5 billion shares changed hands on USA exchanges, compared with the 8.1 billion daily average for the past 20 trading days, according to Thomson Reuters data. The S&P 500 was down 0.1 per cent at 2,200.82 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 0.33 per cent at 5,368.42. The yield on the 2-year Treasury note rose to 1.13 per cent from 1.09 per cent. (more...)
Protesters rally against Dakota Access Pipeline in Duluth, St. Paul
- November 26, 2016

Energy Transfer Partners, which is behind the pipeline, criticized the Army Corps saying, "This action is motivated purely by politics at the expense of a company that has done nothing but play by the rules it was given". WEAU left messages with a spokesperson from Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the pipeline, but did not hear back. Dakota Access is asking U.S. (more...)
Shenzhen-HK connect ready to go Shenzhen-HK connect ready to go
- November 26, 2016

The actions mirror a successful scheme of "stock connect" that launched two years ago between Hong Kong and Shanghai. SFC Chairman, Mr Carlson Tong commented, "The expanded trading link will further strengthen mutual access between the Mainland and Hong Kong stock markets". (more...)
Reneging on Paris climate deal seems unlikely, says Ebtekar
- November 26, 2016

He went onto say that he believes "there is some connectivity" between human industrial activity and climate change but added "it depends on how much" connectivity. Ministers and government officials from nearly 200 countries gathered in Marrakesh last week are awaiting a decision by President-elect Trump on whether he'll pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement . (more...)
New Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Judge
- November 26, 2016

In a blow to the Obama administration's labor-law plans, a federal court has blocked the start of a rule that would have made an estimated 4 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay heading into the holiday season. As recently as 1975, 62 percent of workers were covered by the overtime limit, many of them salaried workers. According to Staffing Industry Analysts" Coombe, the court essentially concluded that the Department of Labor "exceeded its authority, as delegated by ... (more...)
United States students walk out of classes to protest Trump win United States students walk out of classes to protest Trump win
- November 26, 2016

At the University of Chicago, protests there covered everything from the selection of Stephen Bannon as senior presidential advisor, to the Dakota Access pipeline. In nearby Beltsville, Maryland, students walked out of High Point High School and blocked area roads for about half an hour. "Some students held signs saying Rise Up and Together We Stand". (more...)
Trump meets Japanese Prime Minister Abe
- November 25, 2016

Trump tried to walk back some of his comments on the stump, and accepting nuclear weapons in either Japan or South Korea would be a sharp departure from long-standing US security policy. Some diplomats say that until Trump makes key appointments, it will be hard to assess his policies on issues ranging from overseas deployments of USA troops, China's maritime aggressiveness in Asia and North Korea's nuclear threat. (more...)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Meets With Donald Trump Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Meets With Donald Trump
- November 25, 2016

Trump is a very quick learner and I think he's going to be very very interested in all the issues dealing in the Asia region", including Japan , he said, calling the nation "one of our most important, longest allies". He indicated that US troops would be withdrawn from Japan if Tokyo did not cover all expenses related to the hosting of the USA military. During the campaign Trump said places like Japan and South Korea should be paying more towards U.S. (more...)
Recent Insider Activity: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)
- November 25, 2016

The rally was sorely needed, as some analysts noted that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)'s valuation multiples were close to record lows. (NASDAQ:FB) have rallied higher in trade today by almost 4% after investors reach to the multi-billion dollar share repurchase program that the company announced late last week. (more...)
Syria war: Aleppo pounded by air strikes for second day Syria war: Aleppo pounded by air strikes for second day
- November 25, 2016

He said the rebels could be "worse" than the sitting president, although he did not distinguish between "IS" jihadis and other fighters regarded by the West as more moderate. MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says one of its airstrikes in Syria this week killed at least 30 members of Syria's al-Qaida-linked group, including some of its leaders. (more...)
ICC fine is hard to swallow, says Proteas skipper
- November 25, 2016

He was fined 100% of his match fee by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Ever since a video went viral in Australia of the captain eating a sweet and applying saliva to the ball during South Africa's series-clinching win in Hobart, the local media have been unrelenting in their pressure on Du Plessis. (more...)
Lufthansa pilot strike enters 3rd day, 830 flights grounded
- November 25, 2016

Among the grounded flights will be nine flying from the U.S.to Germany and five flying the reverse route, according to a spokesman. Lufthansa pilots from the. "It's not pleasant", said Lufthansa passenger Dieter Eidt who was booked on a flight to Rome and faced a lengthy delay. The German carrier has responded by focusing on long-haul flights and catering to business and first-class passengers. (more...)
As India retaliates, Pak. moves UN As India retaliates, Pak. moves UN
- November 25, 2016

Mr Aman told reporters in Karachi that "it is better if India shows restraint". Waheed Khan, a Pakistani police official in the region, said the Indian shelling also hit villages near the Line of Control separating the two sides, killing another two civilians and causing others to flee. (more...)
Domino's Pizza Group PLC. (DOM) Upgraded at Canaccord Genuity Domino's Pizza Group PLC. (DOM) Upgraded at Canaccord Genuity
- November 25, 2016

Berenberg has "Hold" rating and GBX 900 price target. Over the last twelve months Domino's Pizza Group's share price has increased from 328.26 to 345, changing by 5.1%. The original version of this piece of content can be read at https://www.com-unik.info/2016/11/25/dominos-pizza-group-plc-dom-raised-to-buy-at-canaccord-genuity.html. (more...)
Shoppers hit the stores for Black Friday
- November 25, 2016

Many Black Friday shoppers say the event is more about the experience than the specials; family and friends extend the holiday spirit for another day by banding together to fearless the crowds. PwC, the accounting and consultancy firm, is forecasting revenue from Black Friday promotions to grow by 38 percent to 2.9 billion pounds ($3.6 billion). (more...)
Breitbart Pretends It's Not Trump's and Bannon's Propaganda Machine-Don't Be Fooled Breitbart Pretends It's Not Trump's and Bannon's Propaganda Machine-Don't Be Fooled
- November 25, 2016

After Trump's November 8 win, Kushner reportedly asked for access to the daily White House security briefings given to his father-in-law. "The web of potential conflicts between President Trump and the Trump Organization will only be made stronger and more hard to untangle" if Cambridge winds up working for the president's business interests and crafting messages to push the White House's agenda, said Larry Noble, the general counsel for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson in early talks to buy drugmaker Actelion
- November 25, 2016

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. Before Thursday's report, Actelion shares had risen more than 13% this year, valuing it at about $17 billion. That will reduce dependence on Tracleer, a medicine to treat a type of high blood pressure that affects arteries in the lungs, which accounted for more than half its revenue a year ago. (more...)
Shoppers out looking for deals on Black Friday
- November 25, 2016

Thursday. (Justin Wan/Sioux City Journal via AP). Black Friday came on a gray Thursday as more and more chain department stores opened their doors on Thanksgiving. "A lot of 4K TVs are much more expensive", said shopper Elizabeth Howard. Not only does this put stress on shoppers to hurry up and get shopping, but it also prevents retail workers from fully getting to enjoy their holiday with their loved ones. (more...)
LOUISIANA-- Low and steady gas prices have motorists hitting the highway
- November 25, 2016

PDX expects about 57,000 people to roll through Wednesday and about 60,000 more on Sunday . Deer are active around dusk or shortly after, a busy drive time for holiday travelers. "Last year was just a little bit cheaper". If you've filled up your gas tank lately, you may have noticed that gas prices haven't really changed much in well over a year. (more...)

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