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Trump's trade actions bring uncertainty to Canadian lumber country

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The minister has several Canadian lumber executives in tow as he continues a major trip to China that includes a high-level economic dialogue with its vice-premier. The Trump administration announced this week it would levy up to 24 percent tariffs on Canadian softwood. Hours earlier, his Commerce Department had announced plans to impose duties averaging 20 percent on softwood lumber imports from Canada. Read More »

Israel Says Assad Has Tons of Chemical Weapons Left

The Syrian government has relocated the majority of its combat planes to protect them from potential USA strikes, two U.S. defense officials told CNN Wednesday. For Trump, the use of chemical weapons was a turning point in his attitude towards the Syrian conflict. The results of the analysis reached by the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission concur with those of other analyses conducted in Turkish and British laboratories. Read More »

'Prison Bae' Jeremy Meeks deported during modeling trip in United Kingdom

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They wouldn't let him come into the country. "He is really upset", the manager continued. In a video obtained by the Daily Mail , Meeks films himself walking through the airport with guards. Meeks capitalized on the widespread attention, launching a modeling career after serving two years in prison. Apparently Meeks was carrying the necessary paperwork along with a letter signed by his parole officer to authorise his trip, but immigration was still having none of it, it seems. Read More »

GSK warns of impact from generic drugs after solid Q1

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Glaxo's low research productivity is viewed as a fundamental problem by investors, who have been stung by some high-profile failures in recent years. The FTSE 100 drugs giant said total operating profits jumped by £995 million to £1.7 billion in the first quarter of 2017, with a healthy demand for meningitis medicine bolstering vaccine sales by 31%. Read More »

Nord Stream 2 AG and European energy companies sign financing agreements

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A contract on gas transit between Russian Federation and Ukraine expires in 2019 and has not been renewed. Each of the five European energy companies has earmarked a share of up to $1.03bn for the project. He attributed the decrease in Gazprom transit supplies to the fact that an ever-increasing share of hydrocarbons is extracted in Russia's Yamal Peninsula. Read More »

Canada's GDP is looking up, 1.9% or 2.6% depending on who's counting

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Europe and Japan's outlooks also improved due to a recovery in global manufacturing and trade. "In Washington this week I will be talking to our worldwide partners about how we can carry on increasing global economic growth, with Britain again playing an active and engaged role in the global economy". Read More »

What are Analyst's Indicators for Hess Corporation (HES), Navient Corporation (NAVI)

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Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Hess Corporation (HES) in which KLR Group Initiates Coverage on Hess Corporation (HES ) to Accumulate by settling a price target of $65 on 9/12/16. They now have a Dollars 61 price target on the stock. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 15th were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.06%. Read More »

Tax plan cuts top rate from 39.6 to 35 percent

Among the proposals are a reduction in the corporation tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, and an easing of tax for small businesses to the same rate. "Our objective is simplifying personal taxes", he said. "This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country", Mnuchin told a news forum in Washington. Read More »

Canada responds to U.S.-imposed lumber tariffs

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If imports do become too expensive, the lumber industry in the United States may look for an alternative. U.S. Department of Commerce officials on Monday accused Canada of collecting extra subsidies on lumber exports to the U.S. Canadian lawmakers have also begun to dig in. But dairy and timber have long bedeviled U.S. In fact, it goes back decades. United States lumber companies have accused their Canadian counterparts of receiving government subsidies and dumping lumber into the ... Read More »

U.S. treasury secretary promises biggest tax cut in history

But if he didn't, that would greatly undercut the value of the rate reduction to 15% for many corporations because they would have a higher tax bill under the AMT, said Roberton Williams of the Tax Policy Center . Trump is planning to announce a tax plan on Wednesday, though it is expected to be more of an outline and not rich in detail. In their eagerness to defer United States taxes, companies have stockpiled an estimated US$2.6 trillion offshore - though Trump has said repeatedly he ... Read More »

Trading updates about Stock: PulteGroup, Inc.'s (PHM)

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The RSI oscillates between zero and 100. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely moves underneath 30 notify oversold conditions. The company reported revenue of $1.72 Billion in the same period previous year. The Moving Average SMA50 is 9.09% while SMA200 is 18.26%. It would take about 3.61 days to cover all short positions. Read More »

Trump proposing 'biggest tax cut' in US history

Based on what Mnuchin said Wednesday and what White House officials have told CNN, here's what we know so far about the president's likely tax proposal. "I actually believe it could stimulate the economy and get the economy moving", Hatch added. White House officials declined to comment on the 15-percent target, which people close to the administration cautioned could change between now and the announcement on Wednesday, perhaps, repeatedly. Read More »

North Korea Tensions at Peak

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who along with Sen. Graham and McCain are defense hawks and have been two of Trump's sharpest GOP critics on foreign policy matters. A spokesman for McConnell said Tuesday that Trump himself offered the White House as a venue for the briefing after McConnell requested an administration update on North Korea. Read More »

United CEO got $18.7 million in compensation

Demetrio says he now represents that passenger as well but, as of now, only plans to file suit against United. He appeared on the Today show on Monday to say that his client was still "emotionally and physically hurt" by the ordeal. The mother claims her stroller was forcibly taken from her, almost hitting her and her child. On the video, the crying woman can be heard asking for her stroller. Read More »

Meizu E2 Smartphone Gets Official

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Additionally, considering the history of this smartphone vendor, we assume that the phone might also have two more variants: one with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The key highlight of the device is its fast charging capability. Meizu E2 is available in three colours - Moonlight Silver, Champagne Gold and Black. Read More »

Atletico Madrid loses 1-0 to Villarreal at home

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Villarreal , thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Andres Fernandez and an opportunistic strike in the 81st minute by Roberto Soriano on Tuesday, got the better of Atletico at home, reports Efe. Former Barcelona winger Ramirez produced the few true moments of quality with a rasping drive from outside the area two minutes into the second-half before sealing the victory in stoppage time with his fifth goal in as many games. Read More »

Taco Bell To Sell Beer In Canada

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Amanda Clark, general manager of Taco Bell Canada, said in an email the company is now "not opening new locations in Manitoba with beer". New "standalone" Taco Bell restaurants could apply for a licence to sell liquor depending on where they are built. Read More »

U.S. rejected Exxon's bid to bypass sanctions on Russian Federation

Exxon said it filed the request in 2015. The prospect of a waiver had drawn denunciations from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers. This year United States intelligence agencies accused Russian Federation of covertly intervening in last year's presidential election on Mr Trump's behalf. Read More »

Trump tax plan seen as temporary cut without border-tax revenue

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Trump said during the news conference Friday that he expects the White House will release his plan for tax reform on Wednesday. Trump also hinted Friday that he's nearly ready to make another big announcement on taxes, saying he was ready to unveil a " massive tax cut " next week, shortly before he reaches the symbolic 100-day mark of his presidency. Read More »

Wijnaldum urges Liverpool to keep fighting in top-four tussle

Questions remain regarding the quality of Dejan Lovren , but those same questions have always been answered when it comes to Sakho, and it is telling that Liverpool reportedly believe they can now get £25million for a player who sat twiddling his thumbs until late January. Read More »

Senate Overwhelmingly Confirms Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Sonny Perdue is officially the 31 Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture. "There is much work to do and we are eager to begin". That is absolutely critical as rural America struggles against the largest 4-year percentage decline in net farm income since the start of the Great Depression. Read More »

Boeing profits rise 19% despite drop in revenue

Farmers & Merchants Trust Co of Chambersburg PA acquired a new position in Boeing during the fourth quarter worth approximately $106,000. Boeing modestly increased its full-year profit forecast by 10 cents a share to a range of US$10.35 to US$10.55, citing a lower-than-expected tax rate. Read More »

Wisconsin dairy farmers face spoiling market, tight deadline

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Negotiations look sure to run into Mexico's presidential cycle in 2018, with US midterm elections due later that year and a Canadian election due in 2019. Wangler said the union has been in contact with Western Forest Products, the Island's largest lumber producer and forestry employer, and there's no sense yet of what impact the duties will have. Read More »

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Earns Underweight Rating from Morgan Stanley

Express Scripts Holding Company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri. Express Scripts Holding Company has a one year low of $57.80 and a one year high of $80.02. Express Scripts Holding Company had a return on equity of 24.99% and a net margin of 2.70%. Northpointe Capital LLC acquired a new position in Express Scripts Holding Company during the first quarter valued at approximately $2,108,000. Read More »

Century Aluminum (CENX) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of

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The stock's price fluctuated within the range of $12.09 - $12.74 during previous trading session. Alambic Investment Management L.P. increased its stake in Century Aluminum by 85.4% in the third quarter. If you are viewing this piece on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. & worldwide copyright law. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded Century Aluminum from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating and raised their target price for the stock from $9.00 to $10.00 in a ... Read More »

Wells Fargo shareholders tepidly re-elect bank's directors in raucous meeting

Sanger explained that Wells Fargo's board of directors launched an independent investigation that sought to answer questions about what the board knew about the 2 million fake accounts created and 5,300 workers fired as a result. Chairman Stephen Sanger said, "We are deeply sorry", as he addressed shareholders at the bank's annual shareholders meeting Tuesday. The board's two newest directors, appointed in February, received 99% of the vote. Read More »

Maria Sharapova Russian's return divides rivals

It is not like Sharapova has ever been the most popular player in the locker room and to make matters worse, the Russian has shown absolutely no contrition after she tested positive for meldonium, a banned substance on the WADA list. "Obviously when Serena is going to be out now, tennis definitely needs a star like (Sharapova) is so I don't have anything against it". Maria Sharapova will find out next month if she can compete at the French Open. Read More »

Healthy Canadian dairy industry irks Donald Trump

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President Trump on Tuesday responded to appeals for help from the dairy industry during an event in Wisconsin, where he also renewed his complaints about the North American Free Trade Agreement . "The Americans and other countries choose to subsidize to the tune of hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars, their agricultural industries including their dairy". Read More »

Kilroy Realty Corp (KRC) Getting Somewhat Negative News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

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On 4/26/17, Kilroy Realty Corp's 6.375% Series H Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (Symbol: KRC.PRH) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.3984, payable on 5/15/17. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $26.28. On average, equities analysts expect that Kilroy Realty Corp will post $1.35 EPS for the current fiscal year. Read More »

Oil prices up for 3rd straight week

Commercial crude inventories declined by 1 million barrels last week, after falling 2.2 million barrels the previous week, the Energy Department reported Wednesday. Oil prices were resilient in an immediate reaction to the data before dipping lower. Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser said the global oil market is moving closer to balance despite the US shale boom. Read More »

Coca-Cola plans to cut 1200 jobs as sales decline in Q1

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A month ago, analyst EPS consensus estimated earnings of US$0.44 per share. Now the shares of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) has a trading volume of 18.64 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 13200 shares - with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $39.53, and the company's shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 44.79. Read More »

Restaurants: Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE:QSR) Position of the day

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The stock's market capitalization is 13.28B, it has a 52-week low of 39.28 and a 52-week high of 57.98. The firm has a market cap of $13.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 40.20 and a beta of 1.75. Headlines about Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. Read More »