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Finance Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud
Author: 0 Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

The commission will also include former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, a Republican, and U.S. Elections Assistance Commission member Christie McCormick. He is known for implementing Kansas' strict proof-of-citizenship voting law, which required individuals to provide birth certificates or passports to register.

Finance Property tycoon hits back at critics after coffee comments
Author: 0 Property tycoon hits back at critics after coffee comments

Millennials in Australia are ranked second to last for home ownership in the world compared to others in their generation, according to a global study released in April. So let's! Could we get lazy, entitled, suspicious-looking young people to buy houses if we razed the avocado orchards and salted the fields? Demographer Bernard Salt wrote in the Australian a year ago that if young people stopped going to "hipster cafes", they could purchase property.

Author: 0 Amazon Echo Adding Free Voice Calling, Messaging

Amazon announced a brand new Echo device just a couple of days thereby adding some gravitas to the rumours. The new Echo Show device signals the possibility that Amazon may push into a new area of services, although with a weight of about 40 ounces, it is considerably more bulky than a typical mobile phone.

Author: 0 Technical Analysis That Matters: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), HCP, Inc. (HCP)

In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.93% with $1.20 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. The firm has a market cap of $189.26 billion, a PE ratio of 24.39 and a beta of 1.09. Investors bought 12,204 put options on the company. Home improvement retailer Home Depot (HD), a Dow Jones industrial average component, reported first-quarter earnings on Tuesday that topped Wall Street forecasts.

Author: 0 Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) added to 43 new portfolios

Analysts gives Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) a mean recommendation of 2.30. Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 20th. On average, analysts forecast that Skechers USA will post $1.77 EPS for the current year. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance.

Finance Kevin Hart, Eniko Parrish share an adorable pregnancy announcement
Author: 0 Kevin Hart, Eniko Parrish share an adorable pregnancy announcement

The comedian shared some pictures on Instagram with the caption "Celebrating Mother's Day with my handsome wife". On her Instagram, Parrish revealed the news that the cute couple are expecting a boy. The Get Hard (2015) actor has two children, daughter Heaven Hart, 12, and son Hendrix Hart, 9, with ex-wife Torrei Hart, whom he divorced in 2011.

Finance FTSE 100 movers: Miners shine but TUI drops on results
Author: 0 FTSE 100 movers: Miners shine but TUI drops on results

US crude rose 1.96 percent to $48.78 per barrel and Brent was last at $51.76, up 1.81 percent on the day. It later stood at 7,455.21, up 0.3 per cent from Friday's closing level. Heavily-weighted mining stocks were the standout gainers as metals prices were given a boost after Chinese President Xi Jinping said over the weekend that the "One Belt, One Road" infrastructure initiative will get financing of $78bn as Beijing looks to strengthen infrastructure and trade links with the rest of the ...

Author: 0 Companies prepare for more ransomware attacks on Monday

Millions of devices could still potentially be vulnerable if they had failed to apply the required security patches. The malicious software used in the attack, which has the ability to automatically spread across large networks by exploiting a known bug in Microsoft's Windows operating system, was stolen from the US National Security Agency.

Author: 0 Investors Alert -: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)

Cabot Oil & Gas Co. Shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) dropped -1.89% to $24.34. Cabot Oil & Gas Co. Institutional investors own 95.56% of the company's stock. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 15th. There is a large variety of Financial Ratios that can be considered while making an investment decision but here in the case of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), we will discuss a few.

Author: 0 Elliott ratchets up pressure on BHP to rethink petroleum business

Elliott last month began pushing the mining company to sell off oil assets assets and return capital to shareholders. BHP Billiton PLC has 5,322,000,000 shares now held by shareholders which now trade around the 1184.5 mark which totals BHP Billiton PLC's market capitalisation to 63.04B GBP.

Finance Snap shares plummet as user growth slows, revenue misses
Author: 0 Snap shares plummet as user growth slows, revenue misses

Snap reported that its net loss increased significantly from $104.5 million to $2.2 billion as the company spent $2 billion on stock-based compensation expense after its IPO . Facebook has now launched Snapchat-like camera features in Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram and its flagship app. "These changes allow us to continue evolving the Snapchat service and provide a foundation for introducing even more creative tools for making fun Snaps ", the company noted in a blog post yesterday.

Author: 0 Delta to test-drive self-serve biometric scanners to check bags

A camera in the machine will match the picture on the passport to the passenger. Passengers flying on Delta Air Lines may soon be able to check in their bags by themselves, thanks to new self-service bag drop machines that use facial recognition to confirm a passenger's identity.

Author: 0 Higher US crude output to cap oil prices through 2018

Higher crude output from the United States should limit any upside to global oil prices through the end of 2018, the US government said on Tuesday. Stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub for US crude futures USOICC=ECI fell 438,000 barrels, EIA said.

Author: 0 Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start

It demands users pay United States dollars 300 worth of cryptocurrency Bitcoin to retrieve their files, though it warns that the payment will be raised after a certain amount of time. The tool is called WCRYSLAP and can be found here. A fast-moving ransomware variant has infected thousands of computers in at least 74 countries. Users can protect themselves by being careful about such emails, Microsoft said.

Author: 0 Sinclair Broadcast strikes $3.9bn deal for Tribune Media

Founded in 1986, Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country operating 173 stations in 81 small and medium-sized markets including Baltimore, Maryland, Wichita, Kansas and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Finance White House denies Trump revealed classified info to Russians
Author: 0 White House denies Trump revealed classified info to Russians

And Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell says flatly, "This story is false" and says the president "only discussed the common threats that both countries faced". The story will only heighten Trump's strained relations with intelligence workers and former officials, who have expressed worry about sharing classified information with a former NY business magnate who often shoots from the hip.

Author: 0 UK consumer inflation rises to 3 ½-year high of 2.7 percent

With wages increasing by just 1.9%, the new inflation figure highlights the growing pressure on living standards and consumer spending. Rising prices for clothing, electricity and airfares contributed to the increase. The ONS said the timing of when shops put items on sale may have caused prices to jump , with the number of discounted items falling between March and April this year after rising slightly a year ago.

Author: 0 Oil up on falling US inventories, Saudi cuts to Asia

The report will add to a debate about the effectiveness of the cut, which is expected to be extended when producers meet later this month. Supply from the 11 OPEC members with production targets under the accord - all except Libya and Nigeria - fell to 29.674 million bpd last month, according to figures from secondary sources that OPEC uses to monitor output.

Finance Oil rises 2 percent after Saudi and Russian Federation back longer supply cut
Author: 0 Oil rises 2 percent after Saudi and Russian Federation back longer supply cut

We saw in the previous article that the country has already reached its 2017 target of 800,000 barrels per day and the output continues to rise. Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation said they favor prolonging oil-output cuts by global producers through the end of the first quarter of 2018, setting a firmer time frame for a likely extension of the curbs into next year.

Author: 0 Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments

Microsoft distributed a patch two months ago that could have forestalled much of the attack, but in many organizations it was likely lost among the blizzard of updates and patches that large corporations and governments strain to manage. The NSA tools were stolen by hackers and dumped on the internet. "More action is needed, and it's needed now", he said. At the National Health Service, many computers still run the outdated Windows XP software, which Microsoft has stopped supporting.

Finance Energy shares lead world stock losses on volatile oil price
Author: 0 Energy shares lead world stock losses on volatile oil price

They did say current output cuts were likely to be extended. Brent crude, the standard for worldwide oils, fell $2.75 to $47.05 a barrel in London. Back in 2012, the price of a barrel of Brent Crude was over $120 ($127 in March 2012) and had been higher before the Global Financial Crisis really bit.

Author: 0 Phantom Dust Remaster will be released tomorrow for free to everyone

There was going to be a remake of the game, but its developers were shut down in 2015, leaving its fans to abandon hope. As GameSpot points out, Microsoft isn't calling this a remaster, even though it does boast improvements over the 2005 original; the game runs at a higher resolution, and features widescreen support.

Author: 0 Judge tells Uber not to use Waymo files

Last week Alsup took the rare step of referring the case to federal prosecutors for an investigation of possible criminal misconduct. He also ruled against Uber's private arbitration request that would have kept much of the case out of the public eye.

Finance J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) Short Interest Update
Author: 0 J C Penney Company Inc (JCP) Short Interest Update

Additionally on 2/27/17 B. Riley "Downgrades" J.C. Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP ) to Neutral setting price target at $0 and on 2/13/17 Morgan Stanley "Upgrades" the stock to Equal-Weight at $0. J.C. Penney Company has 308,619,000 shares in issue which have a share price of 4.32 giving J.C. Penney Company a market capitalisation of 1.33B United States dollars.

Author: 0 Ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments

That said, the threat hasn't disappeared, the MalwareTech researcher said. "But I don't think we can say it hasn't impacted this region to the extent it has some other regions". News.com.au reported the minister told reporters in Cairns that the challenge was that there were various instances of ransomware in Australia every week and authorities were now seeking to confirm whether these are the same thing that hit the United Kingdom.

Finance Portugal's Sobral wins Eurovision contest with tender ballad
Author: 0 Portugal's Sobral wins Eurovision contest with tender ballad

In 2016, Russian performer Sergei Lazarev took the third place at the Eurovision contest. Salvador Sobral from Portugal, top center, and Kristian Kostov from Bulgaria, bottom right, react during the voting stage of the Final for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 13, 2017 .

Finance Shares in Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Acquired by Shepherd Financial Partners LLC
Author: 0 Shares in Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Acquired by Shepherd Financial Partners LLC

The company's beta value is at 1.48. A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Davidson & Garrard Inc. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Amazon.com will post $6.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. As long as growth trends remain intact, the firm thinks the Street will be willing to give Amazon a pass on its pace of investments, particularly given the potential to gain share in new categories (India, B2B, ...

Finance Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
Author: 0 Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

Pennsylvania Trust Co increased its stake in shares of Cisco Systems by 2.8% in the third quarter. (NASDAQ: CSCO ), and cloud firm salesforce.com, inc. Over the past 50 days, Cisco Systems, Inc . stock was -0.89% off of the high and 5.78% removed from the low. The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 26th.

Finance Builders of homes perkier in survey
Author: 0 Builders of homes perkier in survey

With a score of 70, the HMI signals growing consumer confidence in the new home market, according to the NAHB. The survey asks participants to rate market conditions for the sale of new, single-family homes at present, the market conditions for the sale of new, single-family homes in the next six months, and the traffic of prospective buyers of new homes.

Author: 0 Nasstar Plc (NASA) Earns "Corporate" Rating from FinnCap

Canaccord Genuity lifted their price objective on shares of Cairn Energy PLC from GBX 275 ($3.56) to GBX 280 ($3.62) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, March 9th. Cairn Energy PLC now has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of GBX 259.73 ($3.36). The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,283 ($29.53), for a total transaction of £182,640 ($236,213.14).

Finance Toshiba reports $8.4bn loss for '16-17 over Westinghouse woes
Author: 0 Toshiba reports $8.4bn loss for '16-17 over Westinghouse woes

Both Toshiba and Westinghouse have stressed that the filing affects nuclear power projects in the United States of America only. The plan is facing opposition from Western Digital, which jointly runs Toshiba's key chip plant in Japan. Toshiba is selling assets to contend with writedowns in its Westinghouse nuclear business, stemming from excessive costs and construction delays. Westinghouse is facing cost overruns at its reactor projects in Georgia and SC, with Toshiba revealing a ...

Author: 0 Shkodran Mustafi remains hopeful over Arsenal's top-four chances

They were certainly not playing like a team that had to win the match to keep their faint top-four hopes alive. Petr Cech captained the Gunners at St Mary's in the absence of the injured Laurent Koscielny and the Czech goalkeeper believes Arsenal have to win their remaining three games against Stoke , Sunderland and Everton if they are to stand any chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

Finance Amtrak says pizza delivery 'extremely dangerous'
Author: 0 Amtrak says pizza delivery 'extremely dangerous'

Dom's Pizza in Newport, DE, landed the order after Katz said that passengers nearby became hungry during the unscheduled stop. Leary went through a backyard and down a narrow steep passageway to deliver two hot pies - one cheese and the other pepperoni - to Katz.

Finance 'Diesel vehicles 50% dirtier than claimed'
Author: 0 'Diesel vehicles 50% dirtier than claimed'

The researchers whose article appeared in Nature on Monday have calculated how many people have died prematurely because of NOx, but also how many of those premature deaths are linked to the amount that was emitted beyond what is legally allowed, a concept they call "excess emissions".

Finance Australia Could Join Laptop Flight Ban
Author: 0 Australia Could Join Laptop Flight Ban

Washington is considering banning passengers from several European countries, including Britain, from carrying laptops in a cabin on US-bound flights. Asked on Tuesday if the government was considering a similar restriction on large electronic devices brought from some global hubs, Mr Turnbull said the government was "looking at it very closely", and taking advice on the matter.

Finance Singapore sovereign fund GIC pares UBS stake at a loss
Author: 0 Singapore sovereign fund GIC pares UBS stake at a loss

At the closing price, 93 million shares would be worth 1.54 billion Swiss francs (US$1.55 billion). It was referring to the Government of Investment Corporation Singapore, now GIC Pte Ltd, one of two sovereign wealth fund in Singapore. "While GIC does its best to ensure that each individual investment performs, it must accept a degree of risk in order to pursue promising opportunities and optimise overall portfolio returns", GIC said.

Finance China's first big passenger plane takes off for maiden flight
Author: 0 China's first big passenger plane takes off for maiden flight

The narrow-body of the first Chinese-made passenger jet - white with green and blue stripes with " C919 " emblazoned on its tail - soared over Pudong worldwide airport in the commercial hub Shanghai as a crowd of thousands cheered. In a historic moment for Chinese aviation, China's first domestically built large passenger plane took to the sky for the first time earlier this afternoon.

Finance S'pore consortium named master developer for India city
Author: 0 S'pore consortium named master developer for India city

S. Iswaran, minister of trade and industry, government of Singapore and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu participated in the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday. "This project will be one of the most significant by far both in terms of scale and the potential for greater mutual partnership and contribution of Singapore towards India's broader development objectives", said Mr Iswaran.

Author: 0 KSA, Russia agree oil output cuts until Mar 2018

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), of which Saudi Arabia is the de-facto leader, and other producers led by Russian Federation, pledged late a year ago to cut output by nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) during the first half of 2017.