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McDonald's rolls out digital kiosks and table service for Jacksonville locations McDonald's rolls out digital kiosks and table service for Jacksonville locations
- November 19, 2016

The ambitious remodelling effort was announced by Mr Easterbrook and other company executives on Thursday morning at a redesigned McDonald's in New York City. And while the changes are created to make it easier for customers to order their food, the move also poses a threat of reducing the workforce. Customers can pay with their card directly at the kiosk, or print their receipt and pay at the cash register, or use Apple or Android Pay. (more...)
Baker Hughes' (BHI) Baker Hughes' (BHI) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at DA Davidson
- November 19, 2016

The stock has 52-week high of $153.96 and 52-Week low of $107.51. Finally, Stephens upgraded Baker Hughes from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a report on Tuesday, October 25th. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.05) EPS. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 37.8% on a year-over-year basis. It has a dividend yield of 1.11%. (more...)
Mitt Romney, Donald Trump to Meet Mitt Romney, Donald Trump to Meet
- November 19, 2016

As Romney stepped off his campaign plane on the tarmac in Vegas, he noticed that Trump's corporate jet was parked nearby, jutting out in unusual way from its usual spot next to a private hangar. The Florida governor said friendly things about Trump throughout the campaign and gave him a strong endorsement as soon as he won the Florida primary. (more...)
Mexico raises benchmark interest rate half point to 5.25 Mexico raises benchmark interest rate half point to 5.25
- November 18, 2016

The central bank raised the overnight interest rate target to 5.25% from 4.75%, a move meant to shore up the peso and contain inflation, but also one that could accentuate the country's current economic slowdown. Trump has called for potentially withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement, building a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants. (more...)
State Board Declares Impasse Between State And Labor Union State Board Declares Impasse Between State And Labor Union
- November 18, 2016

Baker said unions are also anxious about losing support in the state capitol after Democrats lost their supermajority in this month's election. On the budget front, House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, said he believes a deal can be reached using the framework that produced other partial budget agreements during Rauner's tenure, including a stopgap spending plan that's now funding most state operations through December 31. (more...)
Donald Trump recognises campaigning is different from governing: Barack Obama
- November 17, 2016

He said while the election matters, about 43 percent of the country who were eligible to vote did not do so, and that Trump is going to have to blance what he said in the campaign with working with those who disagree with him. His visit, during the height of US intervention in the wars ensuing from the breakup of Yugoslavia, was marked with extensive violent demonstrations. (more...)
No. 20 Florida State starts fast in rout of Boston College No. 20 Florida State starts fast in rout of Boston College
- November 17, 2016

Aided by a 9-of-11 first quarter, Francois finished 16 for 24 with 183 yards and three touchdowns - two of them to sophomore Auden Tate. "They got to go out and relax and do it", Fisher said. Fisher insisted Francois was fine after the game and simply saw no need to keep him in on a sore shoulder. Maguire added two passing touchdowns of his own. (more...)
Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts
- November 17, 2016

Accounts for Spencer's think tank and its online magazine, Radix Journal , are also now suspended , as are accounts belonging to white nationalists Paul Town , Pax Dickinson, Ricky Vaughn and John Rivers . Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWR) has initiated a mass removal of eminent accounts associated with the alt-right just a week after the stunning electoral victory of Donald Trump in the USA presidential elections, according to the Daily Caller . (more...)
German economic growth halves in Q3 as Brexit hits exports German economic growth halves in Q3 as Brexit hits exports
- November 16, 2016

Compared to the same quarter in 2015, seasonally-adjusted GDP was up 1.6%, also steady and as expected. DekaBank analyst Andreas Scheuerle agreed, saying the signs for the final quarter were positive as global demand for German goods was picking up again. (more...)
Jayalalitha issues first statement from hosp, thanks people for her speedy recovery Jayalalitha issues first statement from hosp, thanks people for her speedy recovery
- November 15, 2016

Asking whether the statement on her name is a weapon used by people behind the scene for an AIADMK victory, Stalin said if it is a statement issued by her, it showed that the Chief Minister is not anxious about the plight of people hit by cash crunch. (more...)
Trump adviser urges Obama, Clinton to speak out on protests
- November 14, 2016

Really good meeting, great chemistry. The tensions remaining from the bitter campaign were obvious - from the body language between Trump and Obama to the lack of a photo with the incoming and departing president and their wives. "I hope that he maintains that spirit throughout this transition, and I certainly hope that's how his presidency has a chance to begin", he added. Demonstrators from New England to the heartland and the West Coast vented against the election victor on Wednesday, ... (more...)
Pakistani PM welcomes first large Chinese shipment to Gwadar port Pakistani PM welcomes first large Chinese shipment to Gwadar port
- November 14, 2016

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC ), a multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment project , is heralded as a "game changer" for Pakistan's economy and regional cooperation. The first mega trade cargo convoy which reached Gwadar from China then departed for Middle East and African countries. This road can bean important connection for China to Gwadar once part of the ancient Silk Route. (more...)
After Saberna, now Malayali actress Rekha Mohan found dead in her apartment After Saberna, now Malayali actress Rekha Mohan found dead in her apartment
- November 14, 2016

After inquest, the police sent the body to Thrissur Medical College Hospital for postmortem. Reportedly, the actor, who lives alone, had not been seen by her neighbours for the last few days. Kerala police say that the death could have occurred two days back. Her body was recovered by the police when neighbors complain of a foul smell coming from her flat. (more...)
Trump victory speech helps soothe market concerns
- November 13, 2016

Dow futures are 1.7 percent lower at 17,974 while the broader S&P 500 futures were down 1.8 percent at 2,097. Expectations of rising USA price pressures if Trump delivers on promises to boost public spending and put barriers on cheap imports have driven Treasury yields higher and boosted the dollar since his victory on Tuesday, with emerging market currencies having borne the brunt of the selling as they are expected to suffer from the US shift. (more...)
Which way American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) earnings may go
- November 13, 2016

Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in American Express during the first quarter worth $133,000. Capital Analysts LLC boosted its stake in American Express by 84.0% in the second quarter. With an institutional ownership near 85.1%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 5.65. The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 10th. (more...)
Police name remaing Croydon tram crash victims Police name remaing Croydon tram crash victims
- November 13, 2016

Mark Smith, Philip Seary, Dane Chinnery, and Dorota Rynkiewicz had already been named as victims of the crash. Some of the group attached flags to a lamppost where there were already Crystal Palace scarves tied. Seven people were killed and dozens more injured in the crash. Tributes paid on social media to young father Mark Smith, 35, who worked for his father's double glazing firm. (more...)
Donald Trump issues first tweet as President-elect
- November 12, 2016

Trump, who spent much of the campaign urging his supporters on as they chanted "lock her up", said the nation owed Clinton "a major debt of gratitude" for her years of public service. Obama said of Trump. His speech was given at the White House, where he was joined by Vice President Joe Biden. Mr Trump's supporters celebrated his win an election night event in NY. (more...)
Race tightens, but Clinton still leads Trump by 4%, new poll finds Race tightens, but Clinton still leads Trump by 4%, new poll finds
- November 12, 2016

Trump backers are almost uniformly confident about their candidate's prospects, despite the controversies that have surrounded his campaign all year and opinion polls that show him trailing Clinton in potentially decisive states. FiveThirtyEight founder and editor-in-chief Nate Silver said in a blog post that it is hard to say whether Clinton's numbers will rebound now that Comey told Congress yesterday that the emails on former Representative Anthony Weiner's computer won't change his earlier ... (more...)
Yahoo took its time investigating massive security breach Yahoo took its time investigating massive security breach
- November 11, 2016

The filing also reveals that investigators are trying to determine the extent of Yahoo's knowledge of the breach at the time it happened. This development might even damage the $4.8 billion deal between Yahoo and Verizon. Yahoo! also suffered breaches in 2012 and 2009, veteran security watcher Graham Cluley notes . In addition, the governmental agencies investigating the Security Incident may seek to impose injunctive relief, consent decrees, or other civil or criminal penalties which ... (more...)
United States bond market sell-off accelerates before 30-y United States bond market sell-off accelerates before 30-y
- November 11, 2016

Bond markets are closed on Friday in observance of Veteran's Day. The European equivalent rose to a level last seen in late May at 1.4890 percent. "When we think through the possible implications of some of Trump's proposals which have to do with increasing tariffs, the most immediate implication is increasing prices - which is inflation", Michael Hasenstab, CIO of Templeton Global Macro, said in an emailed statement. (more...)
US Markets Fall Steeply on Early Election Results
- November 10, 2016

Both currencies have been on investors' radar since Trump said in October he would renegotiate the trilateral North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Canada and Mexico - an event that could have a negative impact on the economies of the latter two. (more...)
Utah Police Officer Struck, Killed During Vehicle Pursuit Utah Police Officer Struck, Killed During Vehicle Pursuit
- November 07, 2016

Officers and colleagues salute at the scene where a West Valley City police officer died after he was struck by a vehicle during a chase Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in West Valley City, Utah. For some reason the officer got out of his auto and had been standing towards the road when the suspect vehicle hit him. After hitting Brotherson, the vehicle went off the road and came to rest a short distance away. (more...)
Trump to make brief stop Sunday in Twin Cities Trump to make brief stop Sunday in Twin Cities
- November 07, 2016

Paul International Airport. Gates will open at 11 a.m., and tickets are available at https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/. But the fence-sitters the Trump campaign is targeting aren't the people that usually come to mind when pundits pontificate about undecided voters. (more...)
Remains found in East Texas believed to missing girl, 10 Remains found in East Texas believed to missing girl, 10
- November 07, 2016

Smith says a male resident - the only suspect - was jailed without bond on a federal immigration hold. KLTV reported that the remains of Kayla Gomez-Orozco were found at a home in Bullard about four miles away from the church where she was last seen. (more...)
Black turnout falls in early voting, boding ill for Clinton Black turnout falls in early voting, boding ill for Clinton
- November 07, 2016

In Florida , fears about black voters' diminished interest in the presidential election have been borne out by the uphill efforts of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, a nonprofit organization that works on voter education initiatives and other strategies to increase African American engagement the democratic process. (more...)
AT&T buying HBO and CNN owner Time Warner for $85.4 billion AT&T buying HBO and CNN owner Time Warner for $85.4 billion
- November 06, 2016

AT&T had been scheduled to report results on Tuesday but instead released them less than an hour after announcing its acquisition of Time Warner. AT&T will pay $107.50 a share - a big premium over where Time Warner stock was trading last week. (more...)
AT&T Seeks To Buy Time Warner For $85.4 Billion AT&T Seeks To Buy Time Warner For $85.4 Billion
- November 04, 2016

Brean Capital upped their price target on shares of Time Warner from $93.00 to $102.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, October 24th. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 28th. This represents a $1.61 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.82%. All wrong: In a guest column for the Hollywood Reporter , former FCC commissioner Michael Copps urges that the "unthinkable" AT&T-Time Warner merger be blocked. (more...)
US claims for jobless aid hit highest level since August US claims for jobless aid hit highest level since August
- November 04, 2016

The result was above the consensus among analysts for 256,000. While the report marks 87 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1970, longterm unemployment and week labor participation have shrunk the pool of eligible applicants. (more...)
EG Solutions plc (EGS) Insider Sold £8225 in Stock
- November 03, 2016

They now have a GBX 1,350 ($16.48) price target on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. This represents a yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 20th. This is a positive change from J D Wetherspoon plc's previous dividend of $4.00. (more...)
Wide-body jet to be built by China, Russia in Shanghai Wide-body jet to be built by China, Russia in Shanghai
- November 03, 2016

A wide-body commercial jet being developed by China and Russian Federation is expected to be delivered in 10 years, as early as three years after its first test flight, according to a timetable announced by domestic plane manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corp of China. (more...)
United Kingdom factory activity slows slightly in October
- November 03, 2016

The New Orders Index registered 52.1, a decrease of 3 points from the September reading of 55.1. The Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing PMI recorded 49.2 in October, down from 50.5 in September, placing the headline index at the lowest in 11 months. (more...)
One week to go: Top races a virtual tie in North Carolina One week to go: Top races a virtual tie in North Carolina
- November 02, 2016

An Elon University poll released Tuesday shows the presidential and governor races in North Carolina "too close to call". The battleground state feels more prominent than ever as political leaders flock to North Carolina in a last attempt to claim undecided voters. (more...)
Eric Holder trashes FBI Director James Comey in scathing op-ed
- November 02, 2016

One such voice holds particular weight, because he can comment on just how out of line Comey's move was or wasn't with Department of Justice precedent and policies. "He's a man of principle and he's a man of good character". He also criticized Comey's original decision to go public when announcing Clinton had no case to answer back in July, when he also expressed his personal opinion on what had happened. (more...)
Stock Watch Near-Term: Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) Stock Watch Near-Term: Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG)
- November 01, 2016

Golden Cross Alert: The 50 day MA is now above the 200 day moving average. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its stake in shares of PNC Financial Services Group by 3.9% in the third quarter. A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. on 9/30/2016 reported its EPS as $1.06 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.95. (more...)
Oil falls as USA supply rises, Russian Federation resists cutting output Oil falls as USA supply rises, Russian Federation resists cutting output
- October 31, 2016

Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said on Sunday the country, second largest producer in OPEC, wanted to be exempt from output curbs as it needed more money to fight Islamic State militants. Oil fell more than 1 per cent on Wednesday even after a surprise drawdown in USA crude inventories, as traders remained cautious that OPEC would be able to cut production come late November. (more...)