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As exports rose by a wider margin than imports, Kuwait maintained monthly black ink with Japan for nine years and 11 months. Behind the strength were higher prices of crude oil produced in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as well as of coal and liquefied natural gas.
  • U.S. auto regulator probing Tesla 'Autopilot' crash

    U.S. auto regulator probing Tesla 'Autopilot' crash

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    The safety board found that autopilot was partially to blame for the crash , but that crash rates for Tesla vehicles dropped 40% since autopilot was turned on. Other manufacturers have said their systems rely on the driver to respond to stationary objects. In that case, the Autopilot system, which has since been updated, apparently did not recognize the white truck trailer against the bright sky.
  • General Motors (GM) Shares Bought by Creative Planning

    General Motors (GM) Shares Bought by Creative Planning

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    Payden & Rygel sold 543,000 shares as the company's stock declined 13.59% while stock markets rallied. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,600 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $161,000 after acquiring an additional 3,248 shares in the last quarter.
  • Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) Touching New 52-week High

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    The stock increased 0.66% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $109.53. About 175,934 shares traded or 6.42% up from the average. It has underperformed by 13.38% the S&P500. Davis Selected Advisers now owns 25,966,811 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $1,438,821,000 after buying an additional 472,585 shares during the period.
  • Trudeau says USA should see merits of NAFTA

    Trudeau says USA should see merits of NAFTA

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    The other central message in Trudeau's speech was the position of women. "The prime minister of Canada has two major responsibilities as part of his job description: one is to keep (the French-speaking province of) Quebec in the country. Mr Trudeau also called on global leaders to not forget "the people who aren't here in Davos and never will be". The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership will include all countries that were previously attached to the TPP except the ...
  • United Kingdom employment surges to record high

    United Kingdom employment surges to record high

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    Scotland's employment rate for those of working age fell by 0.2%, to 75%. United Kingdom employment surged to a record high of 32.2m people in work between September and November 2017, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), pushing the pound up by 0.7 per cent against the dollar.
  • India's ONGC to acquire majority stake in HPCL for $5.78B

    India's ONGC to acquire majority stake in HPCL for $5.78B

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    According to Mr Shanker, acquisition of the Central government's 51 per cent stake in HPCL worth over Rs 36,900 crore can also be done through the combination of various options available with ONGC . "We are bound by the Nationalisation Act and character of HPCL could not have changed so no open offer was mandated", Pradhan told reporters here. This would be ONGC's biggest acquisition and second buyout this fiscal after its Rs 7,738 crore acquisition of 80 per cent stake in Gujarat State ...
  • Net profit margin of QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) was recorded at 11.1 percent

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    North Star Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Qualcomm for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $100.74B market cap company. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $6500 target. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Confine focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was 0.13% and monthly performance was 5.79%.
  • Revenue Estimates for Investors: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)

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    The institutional investor held 447,714 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $34.98M, up from 417,831 at the end of the previous reported quarter. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal-Weight". $157,500 worth of McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) was sold by JACOBS M CHRISTINE on Monday, August 21.
  • Jerome Powell Confirmed as Dollar Slumps to Three-Year Lows

    Jerome Powell Confirmed as Dollar Slumps to Three-Year Lows

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    Powell worked closely with Yellen and her predecessor, former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, noted David Wessel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Powell, viewed as a centrist, enjoyed support from Republicans and Democrats. He asked whether Mr. Goodfriend thought the Fed should have followed his advice to begin raising short-term interest rates in 2012.
  • Minnie Mouse Will get Hollywod Star After 90-12 months Wait

    Minnie Mouse Will get Hollywod Star After 90-12 months Wait

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    Her fans were delighted that she finally received the recognition from her peers and those in the movie industry as they gathered in large crowds to watch the ceremony. Minnie's star marks the 2627th awarded on the illustrious Hollywood Walk of Fame. Klum, who was also seen wearing a polka-dot dress for the occasion, also went to Instagram to celebrate Minnie Mouse , who she calls "the ultimate it girl, fashionista, and friend".
  • IShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor (IQLT) Rises 0.52% for Jan 20

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    Ishares EAFE ESG Select ETF (ESGD) are in trader's focus this week as the Schaff Trend Cycle indicator has trending higher consistently over the past week. We can also do some further technical analysis on the stock. Moving averages are a popular trading tool among investors. Investors will be watching to see if the price level breaches the overbought signal at 75, which would suggest the strong likelihood of a near-term pullback.
  • Starbucks Using Tax Cuts to Improve Pay, Benefits for Workers

    Starbucks Using Tax Cuts to Improve Pay, Benefits for Workers

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    It also expanded its parental leave policy for cafe workers, giving non-birth parents up to six weeks of paid leave when welcoming a new child. Starbucks said Wednesday it will increase wages and enact other perks for more than 150,000 USA employees as a direct result of recent tax reform, joining other corporations in rewarding workers.
  • New York's Governor Orders All ISPs to Follow Net Neutrality - Or Leave

    New York's Governor Orders All ISPs to Follow Net Neutrality - Or Leave

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    In an email, Joe Burgan, AT&T Tennessee's director of public affairs, said the company "is committed to operating our network in an open and transparent way, and we will always do so". The company also pushed Congress past year to eliminate a set of FCC privacy rules that would have required broadband companies to obtain permission from consumers before using their data to sell targeted ads.
  • Dollar slides on US Mnuchin remarks, booming Europe

    Dollar slides on US Mnuchin remarks, booming Europe

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    Mnuchin also said he's not "particularly concerned" by reports China is preparing to wind down its purchases of U.S. Treasuries, in part because of the U.S.'s stance on free trade. On Thursday the European Central Bank will be meeting and traders are eager to hear whether the ECB will be changing its monetary policy in the coming months.
  • Gov. Murphy: New Jersey Will Join DACA Lawsuit Against Trump

    Gov. Murphy: New Jersey Will Join DACA Lawsuit Against Trump

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    Murphy made the announcement alongside New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Parthiv Patel, who took an oath today to become an attorney in New Jersey. Immigration advocates now use the term "fair and welcoming", instead of "sanctuary" because state policies can not actually stop deportations. A federal judge recently blocked the Trump administration from winding down DACA, while the states' legal challenge proceeds, but the Justice Department has said it would ask the U.S.
  • BioCryst, Idera Plan Merger in Tie-Up of Rare Disease Drug Developers

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    The firm also offers commercial real estate loans; industrial loans; construction loans; commercial loans, such as builder and developer, commercial real estate investor, residential real estate investor, hotel/motel, wholesale and retail, agriculture, manufacturing, and other loans; and consumer loans, including residential mortgage, home equity, and other loans.