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OH dad, son shackled, raped teen girl: Cops OH dad, son shackled, raped teen girl: Cops
- January 25, 2017

Prosecutors say a father and son in OH accused of imprisoning and raping a teenage relative used chains and handcuffs to keep her captive in their basement. Timothy Ciboro (right) also faces a second charge of raping a child. Her mother fled to Las Vegas in 2012. She told cops that she was forced to eat spoiled food. (more...)
Novartis announced $5B buyback; takes dollar hit Novartis announced $5B buyback; takes dollar hit
- January 25, 2017

This includes the continued genericization of Gleevec/Glivec in the USA and Europe. "Today we are proposing an increase in our dividend and initiating a share buyback of up to $5 billion". Sales from continuing operations were up by 6.0 percent in volume, but in value dipped by 2.0 percent to $48.5 billion, although they were flat when corrected for currency changes. (more...)
WH Smith Bucks Brexit With Spoof Humor Books, Travel Hub Sales WH Smith Bucks Brexit With Spoof Humor Books, Travel Hub Sales
- January 25, 2017

Sales in its High Street arm were down 3% like-for-like and down 4% overall, but the company achieved "good sales of spoof humour books" over the period, such as the Famous Five for adults series by Bruno Vincent (Quercus) and the Ladybird Books for Adults series, although these sales were offset by the high sales of adult colouring books over the same period a year ago. (more...)
Spain's Banco Santander posts 4 pct full-year profit rise, beats forecasts
- January 25, 2017

They have outperformed Europe's STOXX banking index over the past year with a 8.3 percent rise.That meant Britain accounted for 20 percent of the bank's pre-tax profit, behind recession-wracked Brazil at 21 percent. Europe contributed 55% of the results (UK, 20%; Spain, 12%; Santander Consumer Finance, 13% and others, 10%) and America the remaining 45% (Brazil, 21%; Mexico, 8%; Chile, 6%; U.S., 5% and others, 5%). (more...)
United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) from Aerospace/Defense Products & Services - Todays Top Gains
- January 25, 2017

Shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jan 12, 2017 to "Sector Perform" and Lowered the Price Target to $ 118 from a previous price target of $121. The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, December 10th. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $539,700. (more...)
African Barrick Gold Ltd (ABGLF) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week African Barrick Gold Ltd (ABGLF) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week
- January 25, 2017

When a company shows a steady rising earnings trend, this indicates that the firm will have an advantage over companies with a more volatile earnings trend. Firm quarterly performance is -0.91%. Barrick Gold Corp. The company had revenue of $2.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.25 billion. (more...)
Trump sets new low inaugural approval rating: Gallup Poll Trump sets new low inaugural approval rating: Gallup Poll
- January 25, 2017

While no official head count has been published (the best we can hope for is an estimate based on the observed density of the crowd, divided by the area) we can be mostly sure that more people showed up for both of former President Obama's inaugurations, respectively, than President Trump's. (more...)
German business climate index misses forecasts falls unexpectedly in Jan German business climate index misses forecasts falls unexpectedly in Jan
- January 25, 2017

Holger Schmieding at Berenberg said: "Driven by less optimistic expectations, German Ifo business confidence fell back in January following a strong surge late past year". Gabriel insisted that the German economy, which is also the world's leading export nation, remained in a very good shape. The Economy Ministry on Wednesday confirmed its forecast for the economy to grow by 1.4 percent this year. (more...)
PTI failed to produce single evidence in Panama case: Saad PTI failed to produce single evidence in Panama case: Saad
- January 25, 2017

Asif requested the apex court to summon the Prime Minister and record his statement regarding the ownership of luxury apartments in an upscale London neighbourhood. Central leader of PML-N Daniyal Aziz said that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had used the word "filthy" and "uncivilized" for the PTI leadership. (more...)
Women faced with 'sexist' dress codes in the work place, report says
- January 25, 2017

These worrying experiences were unearthed by a parliamentary report into the case of Nicola Thorp - the London receptionist who made headlines a year ago when she was sacked from finance company PwC because she refused to swap her flats for high heels. (more...)
Dow Jones industrial average trades above 20000 points for first time Dow Jones industrial average trades above 20000 points for first time
- January 25, 2017

The Nasdaq rose 48 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,600. The S&P 500 rose 0.7% to 2,280.07 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 112.86 points, or 0.6%, to 19,912.71. General Motors Co.(GM) added 1.6% ahead of the bell, Ford Motor Co.(F) gained 0.7% and USA -listed shares of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA.MI) picked up 1.9%. (more...)
GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. Reduces Position in Boeing Company (The) (BA)
- January 25, 2017

Van Hulzen Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Boeing Company (The) by 11.1% in the second quarter. The company posted revenue of $23286.00 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $23129.14 million. (more...)
Freeport-McMoRan reports Q4 earnings short of Wall Street expectations
- January 25, 2017

Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (NYSE:FCX) net basic EPS was $-11.31 for the year ended 2016-09-30. The current share price indicate that stock is -2.17% away from its one year high and is moving 35.93% ahead of its one year low. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -168.4%. Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) is a natural resource company with a portfolio of mineral assets, and oil and natural gas resources. (more...)
Walmart Is About To Start Selling Cars And No We're Not Joking
- January 25, 2017

At the time of launch, the Supercenter locations that will house CarSaver kiosks will be Supercenters located in Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, and Oklahoma City. No sale, no payment to CarSaver. The preferred lender for the program includes Ally Financial. Unlike Costco's auto buying program, Wal-Mart will also connect customers with used and certified pre-owned vehicles. (more...)
Yahoo! boo! hoo! hoo!: Verizon! hits! brakes! on! $4.8bn! biz! gobble!
- January 25, 2017

The deal between Yahoo and Verizon was supposed to have been done in the first quarter of 2017, Business Insider reports . Yahoo reported its fourth quarter earnings to date, where as usual the financial metrics don't really matter because the company is in the process of getting acquired by Verizon . (more...)
Sunday storms could bring high winds, tornadoes to Midlands, forecasters say Sunday storms could bring high winds, tornadoes to Midlands, forecasters say
- January 25, 2017

In Mississippi, the state's emergency agency released a statement on its website that said that a tornado has killed at least four people and caused more than 20 injuries. She said the deaths were related to severe weather but could not specify whether tornadoes were the cause. This watch area includes Mobile, Alabama, Panama City , Florida, and Tallahassee, Florida. (more...)
Alibaba shares rise on quarterly revenue surge Alibaba shares rise on quarterly revenue surge
- January 25, 2017

Revenue from Alibaba's core e-commerce business increased 45 percent, more than the 41 percent jump in the previous quarter. But this sector also was the biggest loss maker in the company: loses increased in the third-quarter to $463M (up from $156M in 2015). (more...)
The Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday The Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
- January 25, 2017

The rating score is on a scale of 1-5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an "equal weight" rating and issued a $29.00 target price (up previously from $22.00) on shares of Fifth Third Bancorp in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. (more...)
Trump Seeks 'Major Investigation' on Voter Fraud Trump Seeks 'Major Investigation' on Voter Fraud
- January 25, 2017

At a Tuesday press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer again maintained that Trump believes he lost the popular vote because of widespread voter fraud. "He believes what he believes based on the information that has been provided", Spicer said. Spicer eschewed the tradition of calling upon a famous mainstream organization of some sort - either The Associated Press or a major TV network or newspaper - and instead beckoned Jim Stinson, who is covering the White House for ... (more...)
Petra's Rough Production Up 24%, Revenue Up 48% in H1 2017
- January 25, 2017

Petra Diamonds Ltd has 523,185,000 shares now held by shareholders which now trade around the 153.5 mark which totals Petra Diamonds Ltd's market capitalisation to 803.09M GBP. The original version of this article can be viewed at https://www.com-unik.info/2017/01/25/finncap-reiterates-buy-rating-for-petra-diamonds-limited-pdl.html. (more...)