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Moline, Ill. -based Deere & Co., which operates a manufacturing plant in Ankeny, was No. 50 on the list. UP ranked first in eight performance areas identified by Fortune: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value and quality of products or services.
  • Oil prices steady on OPEC cuts, but record USA fuel stocks weigh

    Oil prices steady on OPEC cuts, but record USA fuel stocks weigh

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    The price of April futures for Brent crude oil has increased by 0.25 percent to $55.79 per barrel as of 03:37 EST. On the other hand, the U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures saw an increase by 7 cents at $53.43 / barrel. "You have factors influencing oil prices in both directions", said Gnanasekar Thiagarajan, director of Commtrendz Risk Management. The oil price is most likely to be capped until more information is released on the probability of extension of production cuts, ...
  • Donald Trump calls treatment of first lady unfair

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    Since inauguration day, Melania has spent nearly all of her time hiding inside the " gilded cage " of the family's lavish, $100 million Trump Tower penthouse on Fifth Avenue - where treasured son Barron , 10, has a whole floor to himself. Melania reportedly hates being in the spotlight as First Lay. As for the First Lady, she is assured that " she is very happy and that she gives all her support to her husband and her family ".
  • AT&T opens unlimited data to all customers

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    AT&T says that starting tomorrow, February 17, its Unlimited Plan will be available to all customers. Unlimited data customers will be able to turn it off, however. The $90 pricing requires you sign up for Sprint's automatic payment system (or AutoPay) and is only temporary, going from now until March 31, 2018.
  • India politician's hopes of becoming Tamil Nadu chief dashed by graft conviction

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    With Sasikala now behind bars, for the next three and a half year, Edappadi K Palaniswami has been called by the Governor and is likely to be sworn as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Thursday. Until then the MLAs would remain at Golden Bay resort at Kuvathur, 80km from Chennai, where they have been staying since Sasikala corralled them there last Wednesday night to stop them from switching loyalties.
  • Fortress Soars 28% and Into Wednesday's Top 10 Gainers on SoftBank Buyout

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    Co-Chairmen Pete Briger and Wes Edens along with Chief Executive Randy Nardone agreed to remain at Fortress, and invest 50% of their after-tax proceeds from the transaction in Fortress-managed funds, SoftBank said . The company will continue to operate from its headquarters in NY and as an independent business within Softbank . The firm has done this by way of publicly traded permanent capital vehicles such as New Senior Investment Group and Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure ...
  • January Retail Sales Were Up-But Not by Much

    January Retail Sales Were Up-But Not by Much

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    Retail sales are expected are expected to grow by 0.1% from the months before according to a survey of economists. United States retail sales came in well ahead of expectations for the month of January, according to new data from the Commerce Department .
  • Rolls Royce falls 5% after reporting record loss in 2016

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    Odelugo also added that on an underlying basis, the 49% drop was better than expected, and should signal that the company was on a "surer" footing than it had been this time a year ago and during the last 18 months. "The addition of new management and a renewed focus within the business leadership teams, with clear goals and stronger accountabilities, should provide a strong platform for further progress in 2017".
  • Impact of Brokerage Rating on Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO)

    Impact of Brokerage Rating on Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO)

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    Cisco Systems, Inc . has P/S value of 3.31 while its P/B value stands at 2.56. Deutsche Bank Maintains Cisco Systems, Inc . The ROA for Cisco Systems, Inc . Plus, CSCO's front-month gamma-weighted SOIR is docked at 0.30, indicating near-the-money calls more than triple puts among options residing in the standard February series - which expires at this Friday's close.
  • Over 55000 United States bridges are deficient

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    If placed end-to-end, the nation's deficient bridges would stretch 1,276 miles, or half the distance from NY to Los Angeles, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said Wednesday. "America's highway network is woefully underperforming". A bridge is classified as structurally deficient and in need of fix if its overall rating is four or below.
  • Lack of health care insurance is a threat

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    But despite the added benefits for young people, many Republicans have been insistent on repealing and replacing the ACA, citing rising premiums and a lack of competition between insurance providers. Humana's recently-failed merger partner Aetna also pulled out of the exchange marketplace in all but four states back in August. Insurers offering any plans on or off the marketplaces can set prices based exclusively on five factors: age, location, tobacco use, individual-versus-family ...
  • Restaurant Brands International profit beats as costs fall

    Restaurant Brands International profit beats as costs fall

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    Burger King operator Restaurant Brands International Inc. said its fourth-quarter sales rose, driven by growth in its franchise business. USA -listed shares of Restaurant Brands rose as much as 2.5 percent to a record $52.73. Restaurant Brands is now the parent company of these two iconic quick service restaurant brands. Popeyes, whose fans include pop singer Beyoncé, began 45 years ago as a Southern-fried "Chicken on the Run" restaurant in a New Orleans suburb.
  • Press Reports Activist Trian Takes Stake in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG)

    Press Reports Activist Trian Takes Stake in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG)

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    The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) [ Trend Analysis ] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with -0.51% to $87.86. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, October 21st.
  • The Insider Activity Speaks Itself: Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN)

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    The current consensus estimate compares to last year's same quarter result of $0.04 a share and a decrease of -50%. On an adjusted basis, Groupon earned $0.07 per share. The price moves in Groupon, Inc . post earnings have produced an average increase of 4.38% and an average increase of 14.76% on next day and seventh day, sequentially.
  • Fossil Group Inc (FOSL) is Downgraded by Wells Fargo to " Underperform"

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    How is FOSL going to perform in the future? It should be noted that even with this growth the expectation is still for earnings to be below the average of the past couple of years. The company's Relative strength index is 32.39. In the last Quarter, Fossil Group, Inc . Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock.
  • Man convicted of murder almost four decades after NY boy's disappearance

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    Even crazier, Pedro actually confessed to the murder - revealing terrifying details! The verdict on Tuesday came on the ninth day of deliberations after a three-month retrial. He added: "I am truly relieved, and I'll tell you, it's about time". "I wanted to just let him go but there was something that took over in me, and I squeezed him more and more".
  • Yellen Sees More Rate Hikes With Economic Growth

    Yellen Sees More Rate Hikes With Economic Growth

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    It was a touch-and-go kind of day, though, with stocks swinging between gains and losses for much of the morning session before finding upward momentum again this afternoon. Trump and Congress do - namely the increasing possibility that large central banks around the world may want to push up rates as well. "Yellen played a straight bat and broadly reiterated her previous messaging, forecasting ongoing progress toward the Fed's goals and gradual policy tightening", Bank of New Zealand ...
  • DuPont and Chemours settle PFOA suits

    DuPont and Chemours settle PFOA suits

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    Chemours would pay any further liabilities. DuPont said in a press release that the settlement involves all claims pending in the multi-district litigation being presided over by District Judge Edmund Sargus Jr. In 2005, it was slapped with a $16.5 million penalty from the Environmental Protection Agency for hiding information about its use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and the impact on neighboring communities.
  • Australian Banks Narrow Focus On Apple Pay Collective Bargaining Request

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    The banks have been seeking regulatory approval since mid-last year to collectively negotiate with third-party mobile providers such as Apple on conditions relating to competition, best practice standards, and efficiency. This has global implications for the use of NFC on smart phones . Four big Australian banks haven't given up the fight to convince the country's antitrust regulator that they get some concessions from Apple over Apple Pay .
  • Trump line of home items removed from Kmart, Sears

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    According to Business Insider , there are no traces of the Trump Home line, which is owned by the Trump Organization, on the websites of Sears and Kmart any longer. The Baio boycott came five days after the President tweeted Nordstrom had treated his daughter "so unfairly" - a complaint swiftly retweeted by the official @POTUS handle.
  • At Least 32 People Killed In Tour Bus Crash In Taiwan

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    No immediate explanation of the cause of the accident was given. The bus was returning to New Taipei City from Wuling Farm, a popular tourist attraction in Taichung. Thirty people were pronounced dead at the scene while two others died in hospital. The Taiwan-based China News Agency (CNA ) added that 200 fire-fighters and 20 ambulances had been deployed to the crash site.
  • Be Familiar with Analyst's Ratings: New Residential Investment Corp.'s (NRZ)

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    It has gained $0.63 (-3.25%) since hitting a 52-week high price of $16.43 on December 21, 2016. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in New Residential Investment Corp.by 7.3% in the second quarter. The Company conducts its business through the segments, which include investments in excess mortgage servicing rights (MSRs), investments in servicer advances, investments in real estate securities, investments in real estate loans, investments in consumer loans and corporate.
  • SNL: Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer returns, wearing Ivanka Trump-brand heels

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    We know she's OK (holding up a Barbie) because she's blonde, so she's gets in. Then there was the " light terrorism " when Nordstrom's dropped Ivanka Trump's products. If the appeals court won't do what's right, President Trump will see them in court. "Uh, oh, it's Moana ", he yelled, holding the brown-skinned doll up to the TSA agent doll.
  • Research Report for: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS)

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    The mean forecast was for $7.72 billion and $4.82 a share, respectively. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink . (The) accounts for approximately 1.9% of Convector Capital Management LP's holdings, making the stock its 23rd largest position.
  • Robust China trade data a boon for Asia as protectionist risks loom

    Robust China trade data a boon for Asia as protectionist risks loom

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    Customs is due to release updated data for trade on February 23. Trump, who has vowed to prioritise America's interests while in office, has withdrawn from the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, but has not yet taken tough action against China three weeks after his inauguration.
  • Reckitt finalizes deal to buy Mead Johnson for $16.6 billion

    Reckitt finalizes deal to buy Mead Johnson for $16.6 billion

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    Apache Corporation (APA) shares were down in last trading by -0.18% to $56.93. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN ) went down -0.04% during trading on the United States exchange when it had traded 3.52M shares. third quarter, subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals. MJN says that it will continue to pay quarterly dividends to shareholders until the deal is complete.
  • Pakistan will provide 'foolproof security' for PSL final

    Pakistan will provide 'foolproof security' for PSL final

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    The Pakistan Super League ( PSL ) officials held a meeting at Dubai today, to brief the overseas players on security arrangement for the tournaments final, scheduled to be held in Lahore later in March. Defending champions Islamabad United will face Peshawar Zalmi in the first match of the season after the ceremony. In Pakistan, cricket lovers can watch the match on PTV Sports and Ten Sports.
  • Dollar Rises After Trump Talks About Revealing Tax Plan

    Dollar Rises After Trump Talks About Revealing Tax Plan

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    The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.72 per cent at 20,198.17, the S&P 500 had gained 0.68 per cent at 2,310.31 and the Nasdaq Composite had 0.69 per cent at 5,720.03 at 3.05pm Friday EST (0705 Friday AEDT). Export prices rose 0.1 percent last month, in line with estimates. European shares ended at their highest level in two weeks on Thursday, with some major companies such as France's second-biggest listed bank Societe Generale and oil major Total advancing after their results.