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Philippine tough guy president Rodrigo Duterte announced his country's separation from the United States Thursday in favor of a closer relationship with China and possibly Russian Federation. Addressing the Filipino community in Beijing Wednesday, the firebrand leader said the Philippines had gained little from its long alliance with the U.S.
  • Germany: Union calls cabin crew strike Thursday at Eurowings

    Germany: Union calls cabin crew strike Thursday at Eurowings

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    UFO had said last week that strikes could be possible at any time for two weeks from October 24, after management negotiations failed. The airline said the flights have been cancelled for today, including most connections inside Germany. "We have to assume that this is a stalling tactic and therefore we can not avoid calling for industrial action for tomorrow", UFO's deputy chairwoman Sylvia De la Cruz said.
  • Sirius XM Holdings Inc.'s (SIRI)

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    Insider Trading News: Insiders at the company look pessimistic about the outlook as they seem to offload shares while they have 0.98 jumped so far this year. (NASDAQ:SIRI) touched its 52-Week High of $4.44 on Jul 29, 2016 while it's 52-Week Low of $3.29 on Feb 8, 2016. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $4.90 based on calls of 14 experts.
  • Royal Bank of Scotland's profit hit by litigation and costs

    Royal Bank of Scotland's profit hit by litigation and costs

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    RBS made a £940m profit in the same period past year but that result was bolstered by the sale of businesses in the USA. Chief exec Ross McEwan stressed that he had always said that 2016 would be "noisy". Earlier this month, Deutsche Bank analysts became the lastest to tip a tie-up between Ulster and PTSB as one of the scenarios that could play out over the coming years.
  • Iraqis find bomb factory, tunnels on long road to Mosul

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    He added that another 42 people were taken from the village of Arij and executed after they refused to cooperate with the terrorists. Abu Iman al-Mouseli, aka "Rambo" for his bulky build, was killed in an attack by Iraqi security forces in the vicinity of Shoura region, South of Mosul.
  • Leading stocks in today's market: Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL)

    Leading stocks in today's market: Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL)

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    Price Potential: Even though the stock has posted -0.23% fall in value, its new closing price reflects a -8.45% fall in value from company's one year high of $42. The current PEG for Oracle Corporation NYSE: ORCL is valued at 2.31 with a P/S value of 4.25. The firm has a SMA 50 (Simple Moving Average) of -3.44% and a SMA 200-(Simple Moving Average) of -2.15%.
  • Majority of oil pipeline protesters retreat from police

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    At the halfway roadblock, pipeline opponents staged tires, plywood, sheet metal and logs - all ready to move onto the highway should law enforcement approach. Officers with county sheriff's offices, the state Highway Patrol and the National Guard asked protesters to move off the site on Wednesday morning and were rebuffed.
  • Oil futures end at lowest level in 3 weeks

    Oil futures end at lowest level in 3 weeks

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    Oil prices inched up, rising barely over the $50 mark Wednesday, after a government report showed USA crude stockpiles unexpectedly decreased last week. Brent crude settled down US81 cents, or 1.6 per cent, at $US49.98 a barrel. The 52-week range on December futures is $34.06 to $53.66. Gasoline inventories - also watched closely by traders - went down by 2mln barrels last week.
  • Sen. Pat Toomey's neighborhood vandalized with anti-GOP graffiti An error occurred

    Sen. Pat Toomey's neighborhood vandalized with anti-GOP graffiti An error occurred

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    Toomey is locked in a fierce fight with Democrat Katie McGinty for his seat in a race that's a top target for Democrats as they seek to regain control of the Senate. She said that bank engaged in predatory forecloses of business owners who had loans with an unusual provision for a procedure called "confession of judgment", which speeds foreclosure and leaves the borrower without certain rights.
  • New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law

    New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law

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    FANS of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama's health-care reform, should spend November biting their nails. The reason behind the hikes is that more people with health issues are enrolling and some insurance companies are leaving the system, putting more financial stress on the firms that stay in.
  • SkyWest pilot suspected drunk, arrested in South Dakota

    SkyWest pilot suspected drunk, arrested in South Dakota

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    Duszak was to pilot a Skywest flight back to Salt Lake City International Airport. It was unclear Wednesday whether he has an attorney. He says Duszak blew above a.04 BAC, which violates the South Dakota legal limit for pilots. The airline has placed the pilot on administrative leave and removed him from flying duties as it investigates. "Airport management and airline officials have been helpful to ensure passenger safety is a top priority", Jegeris tweeted .
  • Indian bank authorities say 3.2 million debit cards hacked

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    A Yes Bank statement said the bank has proactively undertaken a comprehensive review of its ATMs, and there is no evidence of a breach or compromise on the bank's ATMs. " Of the 3.2 mn debit cards affected, 0.6 mn are RuPay cards ". "There is no cause for alarm, the integrity of IT system of banks is robust and whatever action is required, the government will take promptly", Shaktikanta Das, Secretary Department of Economic Affairs said.
  • Pakistan ranked second-last in Gender Gap index

    Pakistan ranked second-last in Gender Gap index

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    The Global Gender Gap Index aims to measure the relative differences between women and men across four areas: health, education, economy and politics. Income equality has also improved in the eastern African country in the last few years, the WEF said. Overall, Nordic countries dominated the top of the table for gender parity: men and women were most equal in Iceland followed by Finland, Norway and Sweden.
  • Weak business travel weighs on Hilton forecast

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    Hilton also plans to separate its timeshare business, a move that follows similar steps by rivals that would turn Hilton into three distinct entities: Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc ., Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. might touch $31 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $26.67 and $21 respectively. Adjusted earnings of 23 cents per share were in line with analysts' estimates.
  • Stocks end mixed on Wall Street Wednesday

    Stocks end mixed on Wall Street Wednesday

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    Investors had thought the same: Apple stock has climbed over the last few months to reach new highs for the year. Shares of Dow component Boeing was down 0.44 per cent after the company reported results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was above to clinch gains of 0.17%, thanks to an earnings-driven rally in Boeing (BA) shares. Sterling rose 0.35 percent to $1.2229, coming off Monday's trough of $1.2081, which was the lowest level since the October 7 "flash crash".
  • Protesters Disrupt Traffic On George Washington Bridge, Causing Major Delays

    Protesters Disrupt Traffic On George Washington Bridge, Causing Major Delays

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    Traffic on the upper level was being diverted off the bridge at 177th St. for approximately one hour. At one point, delays into NY reached upward of 90 minutes. The Laundry Workers Center took credit for organizing the demonstration Wednesday afternoon in a statement on their website . "As immigrant workers and an immigrant community we are exhausted of being in the shadows", Mahoma Lopez of #WeAreVisible told RT.
  • Starwood Property Trust, Inc.'s (STWD): Stock's Traders Alert

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    Checchi Capital Advisers LLC increased its position in shares of Essex Property Trust by 19.3% in the second quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. now owns 1,105 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $252,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the last quarter.
  • Manitou Investment Management Ltd. buys $13013218 stake in American Express Company (AXP)

    Manitou Investment Management Ltd. buys $13013218 stake in American Express Company (AXP)

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    Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a sell rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of American Express in a report on Thursday, July 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. In related news, insider Ashwini Gupta sold 140,808 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.18, for a total transaction of $9,459,481.44.
  • Hillary Clinton to campaign with Michelle Obama for the first time

    Hillary Clinton to campaign with Michelle Obama for the first time

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    The poll comes as Trump trails Clinton in a series of national polls, including a CNN Poll of Polls, which shows Clinton with a 9 percentage point lead. Maggie Hassan, who is running for the Senate, and Massachusetts Sen. More on the U.S. election Media captionUS election: Will Trump pull GOP candidates down with him? "Last week we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women".
  • Lexus, Toyota and Buick top Consumer Reports' latest survey

    Lexus, Toyota and Buick top Consumer Reports' latest survey

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    It's the fourth straight year that Lexus and Toyota have topped the survey. Audi and Kia rounded out the top five brands. The latest report brings more bad news for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. All Mazda models remained above average except for the new CX-3 small SUV, which came in at average. This year, Tesla was included because it met the criteria of having at least two vehicles to evaluate with the launch of the Model X SUV.
  • Bill Nelson predicts smooth election during stop in Southwest Florida

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    Promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, bills like North Carolina's HB 589 are often referred to as " voter ID " bills, though ours in North Carolina went far beyond the ID requirement, rolling back early voting and eliminating pre-registration for 16 and 17 years olds, same-day registration, and Sunday voting provisions, which had inspired " Souls to the Polls " campaigns in many faith communities.
  • Cyrus Mistry resigns as Tata Sons chairman

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    Tata Group , one of the largest Indian conglomerate, took a surprising move earlier today. The board made the leadership change after getting a recommendation to do so Tata Sons' principal shareholder, which is Tata Trusts, said a trust spokesman who asked not to be identified.
  • US banks add pieces to new instant payments network

    US banks add pieces to new instant payments network

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    According to Reuters , Zelle will be splashed across the websites and applications belonging to the biggest usa banks, setting the platform as the chosen standard among the participating banks for digital payments. As banks are directly involved, the service will allow the recipient of a payment an immediate access to his or her money. "This is about creating a wide, and inclusive, alternative to cash and checks for everyone", says Early Warning Services chief executive Paul Finch .
  • Vikings Suffer First Loss, 21-10, To Eagles

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    The Vikings couldn't convert a first down once again, but the defense set up the offense on the 2-yard line when Andrew Sendejo intercepted an overthrown pass. It wasn't pretty or to any reasonable script, but the Eagles made plays they had to to pull away for a win they needed. The stat sheet was even uglier for the Eagles, though they still won the game.
  • Giants' Dwayne Harris questionable to return with back injury

    Giants' Dwayne Harris questionable to return with back injury

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    Live streaming is available via NFL Network Online . The running game has been a disappointment for the most part with NY this season. He was not happy after the Rams didn't register a sack against the Detroit Lions and will be especially motivated to change that vs.
  • Dow, S&P flat but tracking for weekly gain

    Dow, S&P flat but tracking for weekly gain

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    At 9:39 a.m. ET the Dow Jones industrial average was down 95.7 points, or 0.53 percent, at 18,066.65. The U.S. dollar (STOXX:.DXY) rose approximately 0.35 percent against a basket of currencies, hitting a seven-month high. The Nasdaq Composite Index gave up about 8 points, or less than 0.2%, to stand at 5,237 - its decline limited by a 5.1% rise in tech giant Microsoft Corp.
  • Foley remembered ahead of Munster victory

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    Irish soprano Sinead O'Brien joined the Munster Rugby Supporters' Club Choir to perform "Stand Up And Fight", and young players from Foley's former club, Shannon RFC, and students representing his school formed a guard of honour as the teams ran out.
  • The union representing video game voice actors is on strike

    The union representing video game voice actors is on strike

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    While the affected companies say they "look forward to working with the performers and SAG-AFTRA to continue to explore ways to further enhance the working environment", they also warned against a strike that "will immediately and directly take money out of their members' pockets".