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Playtech founder offloads 12% stake for £329m Playtech founder offloads 12% stake for £329m
- November 30, 2016

The company announced on Tuesday that it would sell 32.2 million common shares of Playtech. The FCA had reportedly demanded that Sagi sell a significant chunk of his Playtech shares. After the sale, Teddy Sagi's interest in Playtech will amount to 21.6 percent of the company's shares. Generally speaking, Playtech specializes in the development of multi-channel solutions for the global gambling industry . (more...)
EU unveils defense action plan amid Trump criticism EU unveils defense action plan amid Trump criticism
- November 30, 2016

The draft law, which still needs to be approved by member states and the European Parliament, sets a binding target to cut energy use by 30 per cent by 2030 and for renewable energy to make up at least 27 per cent of the bloc's power mix by 2030. (more...)
Former McDonald's Employee Faces Charges for Putting Mustard in Cops' Soda Former McDonald's Employee Faces Charges for Putting Mustard in Cops' Soda
- November 30, 2016

The post, which identified itself as an "Officer Safety Alert", said: "A McDonald's here in Kansas just served a law enforcement officer on duty a Dr Pepper with mustard in a drive-through order". Daubs issued a statement to Fox saying he was "shocked by the isolated actions of a single employee". One Kansas Highway Patrol trooper had a similar experience once before at the same McDonald's location in Topeka, Kansas, in which they were also served a soft drink with mustard in it, the ... (more...)
Reaffirmed Neutral Rating for Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LLOY) Reaffirmed Neutral Rating for Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LLOY)
- November 30, 2016

Lloyds Banking Group PLC provides financial services to individual and business customers in the United Kingdom but also overseas. Under investment valuation analysis, Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE: LYG ) presented as an active mover, it has floated short ration of 0.03%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, which was 0.60. (more...)
Massive rally begins honoring Fidel Castro
- November 30, 2016

Obama decided not to meet Fidel Castro when he visited Havana earlier this year. And you may have heard that he was such a good player that years before the Cuban revolution, he tried out for the New York Yankees in Havana . In honor of the inaugural voyage, Cubans saluted the packed American Airlines flight with firetrucks that sprayed water above the plane as it taxied along the runway at Jose Marti International Airport. (more...)
Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D's Thanksgiving traffic stats show fewer deaths, crashes
- November 30, 2016

A serious crash was reported Friday in Montgomery County. In Alabama, the 14 deaths occurred in Baldwin, Calhoun, Choctaw, Cleburne, Coosa, Cullman, Limestone, Macon, Marshall, Mobile, Shelby and Tuscaloosa counties. The number of DWI arrests were also down compared to last year's totals in southwest Missouri. The traffic crashes resulted in 124 injuries and 10 fatalities. (more...)
National Lottery accounts hacked
- November 30, 2016

Camelot said: "Of our 9.5 million registered online players, we believe that around 26,500 players' accounts were accessed". The company has initiated a compulsory password reset for all the affected players. Where we find this has not happened, we can take action. Thousands of National Lottery players have been exposed to a data breach allowing malefactors to potentially ransack customers' transaction history, date of birth, bank sort code, and the last four digits of their bank account ... (more...)
Strong energy exports help boost Canada's economic growth in 3rd quarter
- November 30, 2016

The key change was a 6.1 per cent increase in exports of energy products, as the sector recovered from the Fort McMurray wildfires that had suspended production. On top of this, Jean added that moving forward he expected Canada to feed off the strong USA economy. "For the first time in ages, this sets the stage for broad-based upward revisions to Canada's overall GDP growth rate, for both 2016 and perhaps 2017", Porter wrote in a research note to clients. (more...)
First commercial US-Havana flight lands in ramped-up travel
- November 30, 2016

Outside the gates of the embassy, on Washington's 16th Street almost two miles north of the White House, a makeshift memorial has grown since Castro's death late Friday. When we asked the senator's office what Cruz meant when he said Obama is "celebrating" Castro, we were referred to an op-ed that Cruz wrote for National Review . (more...)
Pending home sales nudged upward in October Pending home sales nudged upward in October
- November 30, 2016

More consistent job creation nationwide helped balance the supply-side headwinds of limited inventory and rising prices during the month, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said in a statement. This is up from a downwardly-revised 109.9 in September, and up 1.8% from last year's 108.1. The National Association of Realtors , "The Voice for Real Estate", is America's largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate ... (more...)
Mitt Romney to meet again with Donald Trump
- November 30, 2016

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sits at a table for dinner with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) and his choice for White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (L) at Jean-Georges at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in NY, U.S., November 29, 2016. (more...)
Brokers Ratings on: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) Brokers Ratings on: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY)
- November 30, 2016

A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.77/Share Topping the analyst estimate of $0.65/Share by the difference of $0.12. (more...)
Tata Power board meeting chaired by Cyrus Mistry sees no face-off Tata Power board meeting chaired by Cyrus Mistry sees no face-off
- November 30, 2016

The group companies that S&P rates are Tata Steel U.K. Holdings Ltd, Tata Steel, Tata Power, Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Both are believed to still maintain a cordial relationship and Noel has not made a single comment ever since Mistry was unceremoniously removed in a boardroom coup. (more...)
Kellogg pulls ads from Breitbart over company 'values' Kellogg pulls ads from Breitbart over company 'values'
- November 30, 2016

The site, formerly edited by President-elect Donald Trump's campaign chair and chief strategist Stephen Bannon, is a popular media platform for the "alt-right", a white supremacist movement. Many of those brands were originally unaware their ads were appearing on the site, according to Digiday , as many online adverts are "retargeting ads", meaning they actually follow each individual user around rather than being placed on a specific website. (more...)
Featured Stock: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) Featured Stock: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN)
- November 30, 2016

Jefferies downgraded Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ: HBAN ) from Buy to Hold with a price target of $14.00 (from $12.00) to reflect post-election stock/EPS dynamics. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.75% and Monthly Volatility of 2.67%. 3 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 50072 shares traded. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 434,650 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,190,026. (more...)
Linde Stock Surges on Renewed Praxair Merger Talks Linde Stock Surges on Renewed Praxair Merger Talks
- November 30, 2016

A brief statement from Linde on Tuesday did not specify whether new terms had been offered, while Praxair confirmed it has been approached by Linde about resuming potential merger discussions. He spoke before the statements by Praxair and Linde . But reports said that Linde may not decide to talk again at the moment, and a deal is far from certain. (more...)
Oil Prices Tumble As Doubts Over Planned Crude Output Cut Rise
- November 30, 2016

While one OPEC minister said that Russian Federation has been consulted and is on-board with such a subsequent deal being made, the news put a damper on the market's initial bullish sentiment. Now the largest OPEC members - Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran , remain divided over how to allocate future quotas. January West Texas intermediate Crude Oil closed at $46.06, down $1.90 or -3.96%. (more...)
Libya rules itself out of OPEC output cuts
- November 30, 2016

As tensions within OPEC mounted, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said at the weekend that oil markets would rebalance even without an output-limiting pact. said in a note. "If no deal is reached, our expectation of rising (crude) inventories through 1H2017 would warrant prices averaging $45 per barrel through next summer", Goldman said. (more...)
Samsung mulls massive split
- November 30, 2016

Elliott popped its proposal last month, when the company was mired in a massive recall of the fire-prone Note 7 smartphone and moving to elevate heir apparent Jay Y. US hedge fund Elliott Management Corp . has pushed executives to list on the USA stock market, add three independent board members, and split up the firm into a holding company and an operating business. (more...)
United States businesses add 216000 jobs, most in 5 months United States businesses add 216000 jobs, most in 5 months
- November 30, 2016

Payroll provider ADP said Wednesday, Nov. 30, almost all the gains occurred in service sectors such as retail, hotels and restaurants, as well as higher-paying professional services. Private payrolls climbed by 216,000 - beating forecasts for 170,000 - after a 119,000 gain in October that was revised down from 147,000. Investors see a 94 per cent probability of a hike at that time, according to futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. (more...)

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