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Most Desiring Stocks- Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR)
- February 08, 2018

Several research firms recently commented on PIR . Farallon Capital Management Llc decreased Comcast Corp New (NASDAQ:CMCSA) stake by 1.61M shares to 1.74M valued at $67.02 million in 2017Q3. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of PIR in report on Wednesday, January 27 to "Sector Weight" rating. ( PIR ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 16, 2018" with publication date: "January 12, 2018 was also an interesting one. (more...)
Syrian air strikes kill seven civilians, injures 15 in Hammuriyeh Syrian air strikes kill seven civilians, injures 15 in Hammuriyeh
- February 08, 2018

The Israeli air force has said it has struck arms convoys of the Syrian military and the Lebanon-based Shi'ite terrorist group Hezbollah almost 100 times since the war in Syria began more than six years ago. There are no reports of victims or damage to military or civilian structures in the area. The SSRC is promoted by the Syrian government as a civilian research institute but the United States accuses the agency of focusing on the development of non-conventional weapons and the means to ... (more...)
Syria war: Israel 'strikes Damascus military complex' Syria war: Israel 'strikes Damascus military complex'
- February 08, 2018

On the diplomatic front, despite USA concerns, the global community has so far been supportive of the operation as it is meant to wipe out terrorist elements in the Afrin region, thus guaranteeing Syria's territorial integrity. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Wednesday that recent allegations of chemical weapons use were of "grave concern" and that its fact-finding mission in Syria continued to investigate. (more...)
Vague Security Linked to Stock Volatility Plunges 80 percent (VIX) Vague Security Linked to Stock Volatility Plunges 80 percent (VIX)
- February 08, 2018

When the Force Index clings to the zero line, there is little momentum and traders may want to stay on the sidelines instead of initiating trades. Opera Trading Capital owned approximately 0.09% of Credit Suisse AG - VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN worth $1,356,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. (more...)
Ignore Project Fear, Efta has a lot to offer Britain post-Brexit Ignore Project Fear, Efta has a lot to offer Britain post-Brexit
- February 08, 2018

The attack comes after the release of plans for the UK's Brexit transition period that will include the right to suspend the UK's access to the single market if it fails to comply with European Union law. The five-page document also reiterates that from March 30, 2019 to Dec 31, 2020, Britain would be fully bound by all EU laws but will no longer be part of the decision-making process of the Union. (more...)
Pink Gives Emotional National Anthem Performance at Super Bowl 2018 Pink Gives Emotional National Anthem Performance at Super Bowl 2018
- February 08, 2018

It was the ninth highest rated Super Bowl ever, with most of the games above it on that list coming in recent years. There were only four first-time marketers during the game, Kantar Media added - including Australia Tourism , Blacture.com, Giant Bomb (a mobile game publisher) and Monster (audio headphones) - the fewest in the past decade and less than one-half the number in each of the four preceding Super Bowl games. (more...)
Starbucks (SBUX) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research
- February 08, 2018

Osher Van De Voorde Investment Management who had been investing in Starbucks Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $78.15B market cap company. Signature Mgmt owns 1,387 shares. Force Cap Mngmt Limited Co owns 49,276 shares. Cheviot Value Limited Liability Co owns 3,000 shares. Martingale Asset LP has invested 0.4% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). (more...)
Syria says Israeli war planes target a position near Damascus Syria says Israeli war planes target a position near Damascus
- February 07, 2018

Syrian state media said early on Wednesday that Syrian air defenses had responded to what it described as " a new Israeli aggression " in the countryside around the Syrian capital of Damascus. Israel has remained silent, in accordance with its conduct in similar previous incidents. The operation is another in a series of strikes conducted against Syria since 2011, many of which were aimed at preventing the transfer of advanced weaponry to the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon. (more...)
US House intelligence panel votes to release Democratic memo US House intelligence panel votes to release Democratic memo
- February 07, 2018

A White House spokesman says Trump will "consider" the Democratic memo's release the same way he considered the Republican document. Added Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.: "No, of course it does not". The memo focuses on Page, but Democrats on the House committee said "this ignores the inconvenient fact that the investigation did not begin with, or arise from Christopher Steele or the dossier, and that the investigation would persist on the basis of wholly independent evidence had Christopher Steele ... (more...)
Democrats doing nothing on DACA Democrats doing nothing on DACA
- February 07, 2018

But he also noted the March 5 deadline may not have immediate impact. "They'd rather see us not do well than our country do great". The girls' parents were honored by President Trump during his address , as he sympathized with the pain each family must be feeling. (more...)
Don't pray for Kim Jong-Un's demise say Christians in North Korea Don't pray for Kim Jong-Un's demise say Christians in North Korea
- February 07, 2018

As Kim Jong Un's sister and a vice director with the ruling political party, Kim Yo Jong is seen by some in the South Korean media as a moderating force on her more impulsive brother, much the way Ivanka Trump is seen by some USA pundits as a moderate influence on her father, President Trump. (more...)
USA set to slap 'toughest and most aggressive' sanctions on North Korea USA set to slap 'toughest and most aggressive' sanctions on North Korea
- February 07, 2018

Although the fund is legal and monies will not flow into North Korea, questions have been raised over whether South Korea should cover the cost of Pyongyang's delegation . Similar cheering sections have been sent by the North to major worldwide sports events in the South in 2002, 2003 and 2005. Pence said in Tokyo that the three allies still stand shoulder to shoulder. (more...)
Milwaukee Bucks: Grades from 103-89 win over New York Knicks Milwaukee Bucks: Grades from 103-89 win over New York Knicks
- February 07, 2018

Knicks starters Tim Hardaway Jr. and Enes Kanter also seemed to get hurt, with Hardaway suffering a leg injury later in the game, and Kanter getting hit in the mouth and appearing to be in pain too. "A timetable for his return will be established after surgery, but the expectation is that Porzingis will be side lined for at least 10 months". Named to his first All-Star Game in 2018, Porzingis was in the midst of a career year for a frustrating Knicks squad. (more...)
North Korea requests oil to refuel ship carrying Olympic delegation North Korea requests oil to refuel ship carrying Olympic delegation
- February 07, 2018

Masikryong, opened in 2013, was built with Australian-manufactured equipment supplied by Chinese companies , which claimed that the equipment can not be considered luxury items because skiing is a "normal activity" in North Korea. This has created a temporary thaw in nuclear tensions, but some experts say North Korea probably wants to use its Olympic overture to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington and weaken worldwide sanctions against it. (more...)
First missiles, now tsunami-yet another false alert rocks the US First missiles, now tsunami-yet another false alert rocks the US
- February 07, 2018

Another accidental warning has been issued about an impending event - this time, a tsunami in Florida. Most report the alert came from the Accuweather app and sourced the National Weather Service. "We note that the method now used of relying on the "TEST" in the header of the product and a test in the VTEC status, as the identifying device for software coding in numerous programs and systems used by a plethora of companies to identify such messages, has proven to be a less than flawless ... (more...)
Mercedes bows to Chinese pressure after Dalai Lama Instagram post prompts outrage Mercedes bows to Chinese pressure after Dalai Lama Instagram post prompts outrage
- February 07, 2018

Luxury vehicle maker Mercedes-Benz posted an image on Instagram on Monday of a white coupe parked on the beach. Dalai Lama now lives in India as refugee. Eager to limit the fallout from the social media post, the company vowed to "take concrete action to deepen our understanding, including colleagues overseas, of Chinese culture and values". (more...)
Syria responds to 'new Israeli aggression' near Damascus Syria responds to 'new Israeli aggression' near Damascus
- February 07, 2018

Syrian Army's air defense confronted on Wednesday morning a new attack by the Israeli occupation entity on one of the military positions in Damascus Countryside, General Command said. The Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), which was attacked in the past, is in the Jamraya area. Syria's military on January 9 accused Israel of launching missiles targeting military outposts in the area of Qutayfeh, in the Damascus countryside. (more...)
White House staffer Rob Porter resigns amid abuse allegations White House staffer Rob Porter resigns amid abuse allegations
- February 07, 2018

The news site on Wednesday also posted pictures of Holderness with a bruised right eye, which she alleges was the result of Porter punching her during a trip to Florence in the early 2000s. Porter told the DailyMail.com that numerous accusations were false but declined to comment further. The allegations against Porter by his ex-wives were first reported by the DailyMail.com, and senior West Wing aides spent part of Wednesday morning preparing for the fallout from his departure. (more...)
'Bombshell' Nunes memo is already the comedy event of the year 'Bombshell' Nunes memo is already the comedy event of the year
- February 07, 2018

White House chief of staff John Kelly told reporters Tuesday afternoon that Trump hadn't read the memo yet because Kelly said he had just given the president the document and that it was fairly lengthy. So it's going to be sent to the president, who will have five days to decide whether to make it public or not. Officials in the United States intelligence community warn that the release of the Nunes memo could set a unsafe precedent. (more...)
Two killed in Taiwan earthquake Two killed in Taiwan earthquake
- February 07, 2018

The Hualien Shangxiao Road Community Apartment suffered severe damage and was tilted 45 degrees, the first and second floors nearly completely crushed, Taiwan News reported. The army has been called in to help emergency workers. At least four people were killed and 225 injured in the quake that hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday, officials said. (more...)
Twin Cities prepare for Super Bowl 52 Twin Cities prepare for Super Bowl 52
- February 07, 2018

Factor in the wind chill, and it likely will feel below zero the whole day. NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl 52 was interrupted during the first half by a 15 to 20 second blackout, for which the network quickly issued a statement reassuring fans and advertisers. (more...)
Emiratis in Paris cautioned over bad weather Emiratis in Paris cautioned over bad weather
- February 07, 2018

The cold snap caught French authorities off guard, according to The AP, and hundreds of people were forced to spend the night trapped in their vehicles because the roads were not cleared. "Between 2,500 and 3,000 people have been mobilised to facilitate traffic and provide assistance". "It's lovely when it snows ", the couple told The Associated Press. (more...)
Patrick Surtain Jr., son of NFL All-Pro, commits to Alabama
- February 07, 2018

Surtain's decision came late Tuesday night, but not without an emotional backdrop. "It was a tough decision". Campbell is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound beast of a cornerback who may well have been the top-rated player at the position in another year - without the highest-rated cornerback prospect of all time playing across the field. (more...)
Analyst Research Roundup: Guess', Inc. (GES), Pretium Resources Inc. (PVG)
- February 07, 2018

The company was maintained on Friday, February 2 by Morgan Stanley. Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $0.05 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 8 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $0.1 and low estimates of $-0.1, however Pretium Res Inc (NYSE: PVG ) reported $-0.05 earnings per share for the same quarter a year ago. (more...)
Indiana Senate passes bill allowing guns in churches at schools Indiana Senate passes bill allowing guns in churches at schools
- February 07, 2018

State Sen. Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, from Anderson said "It's hurting us". Something state Republicans and Dems seem to agree on so far this session is cannabidiol oil. Was that the most important thing that should take place, over DCS? Bosma said, "I think we have a systemic issue". Legislators aren't looking to consolidate them, but they do want some kind of central oversight so the programs can coordinate their efforts. (more...)
Southwest Boeing 737 skids off runway Southwest Boeing 737 skids off runway
- February 07, 2018

Eastern Time, as indicated by an airplane terminal representative. The plane was moved far from the runway at around 12:30 p.m., the representative said. According to an airport spokesperson, 75 flights departed from Runway 15R-33L, where Flight 906 was headed for departure, before the incident took place. (more...)
Zuma, Ramaphosa Happy Parly Moment — PICTURE BLAST Zuma, Ramaphosa Happy Parly Moment — PICTURE BLAST
- February 07, 2018

It also continued to announce Zuma's upcoming official schedule, saying the president would preside on Saturday over an awards ceremony in Cape Town for South Africans who have promoted the country's worldwide image. "Unfortunately the reality caught up with them, so now the ANC is trying to take control", he said. EFF Secretary-General Godrich Gardee said: "If Mr Zuma has not resigned by Monday at 14h00, it (the motion of no confidence ) should actually be debated the following day". (more...)
Lebanon intensifies protests against Israeli border wall Lebanon intensifies protests against Israeli border wall
- February 07, 2018

The month-long conflict killed about 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, majority troops. The three Lebanese leaders met to study recent "Israeli threats, and saw in them. "Lebanon will be united behind the state and the army to prevent the Israeli enemy (violating Lebanese territory)", Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said. Lebanon in December approved a bid by a consortium of France's Total, Italy's Eni and Russia's Novatek for two blocks. (more...)
Molly McLaren trial: Joshua Stimpson jailed for homicide Molly McLaren trial: Joshua Stimpson jailed for homicide
- February 07, 2018

An ex-boyfriend who stabbed his former partner to death in a merciless and pre-planned attack in a shopping centre auto park in Chatham has been found guilty of murder. The 26-year-old was spoken to by police for a second time just two days before he murdered Ms McLaren. How long has Stimpson been jailed for? Stimpson had denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility, claiming that he had bipolar disorder and developed "borderline personality disorder" after his parents split ... (more...)
Trump calls Democrats 'treasonous' for not applauding State of the Union Trump calls Democrats 'treasonous' for not applauding State of the Union
- February 07, 2018

Trump was on the receiving end of treason accusations after he revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats during a White House meeting a year ago. Trump said that Republicans "were going insane wild" during his speech, but Democrats were insufficiently enthusiastic. "They were told, don't even make a facial movement". (more...)

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