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Ofcom wants to boost full-fibre broadband across the country Ofcom wants to boost full-fibre broadband across the country
- February 23, 2018

Additionally, BT will be banned from reducing its wholesale prices in areas where rival networks are starting to lay infrastructure. We have long argued that Openreach has no incentive to invest in the full fibre broadband that Britain needs when it could make excess profits by overcharging for copper-based services. (more...)
BB&T customers unable to access accounts due to technical issues BB&T customers unable to access accounts due to technical issues
- February 23, 2018

Some of the services include online banking, the mobile banking app, ATMS and the automated Phone24 service. The company first started tweeting and posting about outages Thursday afternoon. "We are well into the process of making those repairs, but we understand this is a major inconvenience for so many of you". "We are so sorry, and we're working very hard to restore your services as soon as possible". (more...)
Parkland Conspiracies Overwhelm the Internet's Broken Trending Tools
- February 23, 2018

Even as they cope with the trauma of the event and the loss of classmates, numerous students have bravely gone public with their opinions on the attacks , calling for their state and federal government to enact significant gun safety measures in response. (more...)
Plane on Houston-to-Minneapolis flight slides off Wisconsin runway Plane on Houston-to-Minneapolis flight slides off Wisconsin runway
- February 23, 2018

The flight took off from Madison, but was then diverted to Green Bay where it slid off the runway as it tried to land. The flight took off from Madison, but severe weather again caused a diversion to Green Bay. The plane was carrying 180 passengers and seven crew members. Paul or a flown later in the day. The flight originated in Houston , Texas and was headed for Minneapolis-St. (more...)
Sensex, Nifty Seen Higher At Open Sensex, Nifty Seen Higher At Open
- February 23, 2018

The Nifty was up 0.71 percent at 10,456.65 as of 0614 GMT, while the benchmark Sensex was 0.64 percent higher at 34,035.57. Sensex rebounded over 300 points amid higher global markets. BSE metal and bankex indexes led the recovery gaining 469 points and 356 points to 15,327 and 28,535 levels respectively. Major Sensex gainers on Friday were: Tata Steel , up 6.26 per cent at Rs 677.80; Sun Pharma , up 5.17 per cent at Rs 570.20; Yes Bank, up 2.28 per cent at Rs 323.60; Dr Reddy's Lab, ... (more...)
Immigration agency rewrites mission statement Immigration agency rewrites mission statement
- February 23, 2018

In his email to staff, Cissna wrote that the updated mission statement is "straightforward" and "defines the agency's role in our country's lawful immigration system and the commitment we have to the American people". When he was appointed, USCIS Director Cissna outlined several priorities that reflect his guiding principles for the agency. The new description also drops the phrase "nation of immigrants". (more...)
British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines misses earnings forecasts British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines misses earnings forecasts
- February 23, 2018

Total revenue from passengers at IAG was €20bn, while the groups adjusted earnings per share increased 14pc year-on-year to 102.8. At constant currency, passenger unit revenue (passenger revenue per ASK) increased 1.5 percent with slightly higher yields (passenger revenue/revenue passenger kilometre) up 0.3 percent and a 1 point rise in passenger load factor. (more...)
'Courtois is good, De Gea is great' 'Courtois is good, De Gea is great'
- February 23, 2018

It's believed that de Gea is happy to remain at Old Trafford, having laid down roots in the area, and is ready to sign a new deal before the end of the season, so that any transfer speculation is resolved before he jets off to Russian Federation for the World Cup. (more...)
RBS is a step away from ending its lost decade RBS is a step away from ending its lost decade
- February 23, 2018

The bank, which is still 71%-owned by the government, made a profit of £752m in 2017, following a £7bn loss in 2016. That's because the bank is still being investigated by the US Department of Justice over claims that it sold toxic mortgages prior to the globalfinancial crisis. (more...)
Stop using Instant Pot Gem 65 due to melting — ALERT Stop using Instant Pot Gem 65 due to melting — ALERT
- February 23, 2018

Instant Pot is asking customers to check their cookers after reports that some have overheated and melted. The company will have more information about getting a replacement product in the coming weeks. People should immediately stop using the product if one of those codes matches the unit. If anyone has any questions, they are asked to call the Instant Pot Customer Care team at 800-828-7280 ext. (more...)
Noteworthy Stocks: McDermott International Inc. (MDR), NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)
- February 23, 2018

Vigilant Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors Nv for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $42.62B market cap company. 387.06 million shares or 0.01% more from 387.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 34,921 shares of the semiconductor provider's stock valued at $3,949,000 after acquiring an additional 453 shares during the period. (more...)
Standard Life Aberdeen to sell insurance arm for £3bn Standard Life Aberdeen to sell insurance arm for £3bn
- February 23, 2018

The Edinburgh-headquartered SLA said the move completed its move out of insurance to concentrate on asset management. SLA was hit hard last week when Lloyds Bank said it was pulling out £109bn of managed assets after the two companies failed to agree terms on a merger of their insurance businesses. (more...)
China's government takes over BC's biggest retirement home chain China's government takes over BC's biggest retirement home chain
- February 23, 2018

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission said the takeover, starting from Friday, will last for a year. The commission, China's insurance regulator, will take over the company along with the country's central bank and regulators from the banking, securities and foreign exchange sectors, to maintain the "normal and stable operation" of the group, the announcement said. (more...)
First National Bank of Omaha won't renew NRA contract for Visa card First National Bank of Omaha won't renew NRA contract for Visa card
- February 23, 2018

After fielding social media criticism over its relationship with the National Rifle Association, First National Bank of Omaha Thursday announced it's ending its relationship with the NRA. The announcements came after the progressive news website ThinkProgress listed them as companies that support the NRA. It also noted Enterprise "offers members an unspecified discount". (more...)
SpaceX experimental Starlink Internet Satellite Tintin A & B deployed after Paz SpaceX experimental Starlink Internet Satellite Tintin A & B deployed after Paz
- February 23, 2018

It carries an advanced instrument for making radar images of Earth for government and commercial purposes, as well as sensors for tracking ships and weather. Musk tweeted after the launch the boat missed catching the fairing "by a few hundreds meters", adding that the fairing slowed down enough to land "intact" in the Pacific Ocean. (more...)
Alleged Florida high school shooter has $800000 inheritance, reports say Alleged Florida high school shooter has $800000 inheritance, reports say
- February 23, 2018

Cameron Kasky, a Douglas student and an organizer of the Washington rally , created a GofundMe page that as of Wednesday had raised about $1.2 million toward a goal of $1.5 million. About 100 pupils from the high school made the 400-mile trip from their school to the capitol building in Tallahassee on three buses, staying overnight on camp beds in the local civic centre. (more...)
Notable Stock Analysts Ratings Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY)
- February 23, 2018

When we see the company's Volatility, it now has a monthly volatility of 2.50% and weekly volatility of 2.79%. About 331,141 shares traded. Invuity, Inc. Mirae Asset Limited holds 6,440 shares. Ing Groep Nv reported 13,434 shares. Northern Corporation owns 9.95 million shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. (more...)
South Korea Cryptocurrency: Government's Support Leads to Bitcoin Volume Surge South Korea Cryptocurrency: Government's Support Leads to Bitcoin Volume Surge
- February 23, 2018

On Monday, bitcoin was trading below $11,000, at $10,789, at around 9:30 a.m. London time (4:30 a.m. ET). Get ahead of the curve by watching IBD's special online webinar on how to use cryptocurrency charts to buy right and lock in profits. (more...)
Digging Up the Facts on Viacom, Inc. (VIAB)
- February 23, 2018

Some investors may follow analyst targets very closely and use the information to complement their own stock research. ( NASDAQ VIAB ) opened at $33.03 on Thursday. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.04 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Viacom, Inc . will post 4.04 EPS for the current year. (more...)
Council Tax Rise In North Yorkshire Approved Council Tax Rise In North Yorkshire Approved
- February 22, 2018

Councils were given additional powers previous year to increase council tax by up to six per cent in order to fund social care spending. The rise was confirmed at a full meeting of Cornwall Council on Tuesday. "We will not support going back to the residents for yet more money". "Whilst we have been able to balance the budget each year since 2010 and continue to deliver a broad range of services despite declining income, it is clear that the position is increasingly challenging to manage". (more...)
Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) Holdings Increased by Point View Wealth Management Inc
- February 22, 2018

Pomelo Capital Llc decreased Freeport ( FCX ) stake by 97.99% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Clinton Group Inc sold 293,131 shares as the company's stock declined 21.33% while stock markets rallied. (NYSE: FCX ) for 4.64 million shares. Heading into the stock price potential, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. needs to grow just 1.44% to cross its median price target of $19. (more...)
LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) Is Approaching The Highs After Q4 Report
- February 22, 2018

About 598,990 shares traded or 51.57% up from the average. LivePerson , Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) has risen 55.95% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Chardan Capital Markets given on Friday, November 4. Northland Capital maintained the shares of LPSN in report on Thursday, November 2 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
Signet Jewelers Ltd. (SIG) Shares Bought by Strs Ohio
- February 22, 2018

Hosking Partners LLP now owns 119,049 shares of the company's stock worth $7,923,000 after purchasing an additional 712 shares during the last quarter. Utd Asset Strategies stated it has 45,428 shares or 3.97% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:AAPL). White Pine Cap holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (more...)
Expected to Post FY2019 Earnings of $0.21 Per Share (PD)
- February 22, 2018

The price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. Zacks Investment Research's sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Precision Drilling. (more...)
Guardian Capital LP Has $14.11 Million Position in Wells Fargo & Co
- February 22, 2018

Among new and sold out positions, 234 holders initiated new positions by a total of 27.45 million shares and 77 holders exited their positions by a total of 16.3 million shares. The company was downgraded on Monday, February 5 by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:WMT) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, June 9 by Credit Suisse. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of WFC in report on Friday, August 25 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)- Investment Doubling Stocks on Cards
- February 22, 2018

ROIC helps show how efficient a firm is at turning capital into profits. EPS growth percentage represents the annualized rate of net-income-per-share growth over the trailing one-year period for the stocks held by a stock. For this VRX's 20 days and 50 days MA (moving average) comparison clear the blur picture. For now, the company has PEG ratio of N/A. The float short ration was 6.73%; as compared to Short Ratio were 1.41. (more...)
Airbnb adds fancier rental options and loyalty program Airbnb adds fancier rental options and loyalty program
- February 22, 2018

Airbnb continues to dive deeper into the travel business with offerings that focus on experiences. Chesky said the hospitality platform's latest additions will make "Airbnb for everyone". In November 2016, the company added "Experiences" to its offering, allowing people to sell excursions, workshops, classes and other experiences on top of renting out their homes. (more...)
Zeroing in on Company Shares of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK)
- February 22, 2018

FGL Holdings (NYSE:FG) has 0.00% since February 22, 2017 and is. It has outperformed by 28.35% the S&P500. The forecast of 4 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. (NYSE:MLM) is 53. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. (more...)
AMG National Trust Bank Raises Position in Hormel Foods Corp (HRL)
- February 22, 2018

WNS (NYSE:Holdings Limited) has 0.00% since February 22, 2017 and is. It has outperformed by 29.40% the S&P500. Toth Financial Advisory Corp decreased Hormel Foods Corporation ( HRL ) stake by 14.82% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Also, Director Robert Nakasone sold 16,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. 35,704 shares were sold by SHEEHAN JAMES N , worth $1.10M. (more...)
Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds
- February 22, 2018

Welch & Forbes LLC now owns 280,165 shares of the company's stock worth $11,528,000 after acquiring an additional 1,605 shares in the last quarter. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc is an organic and natural products company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. (more...)

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