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Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) has declined 16.92% since March 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500. On Tuesday, January 9 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy". The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 31.
  • Spring Statement: Government hints at dropping £50 note, 1p and 2p coins

    Spring Statement: Government hints at dropping £50 note, 1p and 2p coins

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    The government is seeking views on the future of 1p and 2p coins, plus the £50 note, as it aims to strike a balance between cash payment demand, the costs of production and possible tax evasion. Government insiders stressed the real target was always the £50 note - given fears they are mainly used in criminal activities. Sara Coles, personal finance expert at investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown, warned that savers could be hit.
  • Broadcom To Scrap Qualcomm Bid After Trump Block

    Broadcom To Scrap Qualcomm Bid After Trump Block

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    In a presidential order, Trump on Monday blocked Broadcom's almost $121 billion bid for Qualcomm , saying it might "impair the national security" of the country. Tan appeared alongside Trump in November, promising to move Broadcom's headquarters to the United States. Qualcomm is one of the San Diego area's largest private employers, and the family of co-founder Irwin Jacobs is one of the area's most generous philanthropists.
  • Former Equifax CIO faces insider trading charges

    Former Equifax CIO faces insider trading charges

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    According to the lawsuit Ying sold about 6,800 Equifax shares "after he learned of the breach but before the company had announced it publicly, amounting to an illegal trade based on insider information". Less than an hour after the searches, Ying allegedly accessed his company-sponsored stock plan and exercised all of his vested options to buy Equifax shares.
  • United makes (another) mistake, flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan

    United makes (another) mistake, flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan

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    Since Irgo is a large breed, he had to be transported by kennel in the cargo hold of the plane. "So I instantly burst into tears just wondering where my dog was". "At this point, all I can do is be hopeful that my dog is going to be okay and return safely", she added. "She got the dog off and he was literally not moving", said Sophia.
  • Disney re-organizing several businesses under two senior execs

    Disney re-organizing several businesses under two senior execs

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    Also, Disney's program-sales operations headed by Janice Marinelli-including global distribution of film and television content to the Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service, Hulu and other third-party platforms and channels, as well as Movies Anywhere-will be integrated into the new segment.
  • Davis Supports School Safety Bill As It Passes House

    Davis Supports School Safety Bill As It Passes House

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    Sanders says the USA needs to strengthen laws to help law enforcement, deal with mental health problems and find ways to prevent violence in schools. The bill aims to curb school violence by providing more training for school officials and local law enforcement to respond to mental health crises.
  • Yahoo's Data Breach Victims Can Sue in the US, Judge Rules

    Yahoo's Data Breach Victims Can Sue in the US, Judge Rules

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    Koh dismissed some other claims. The breaches were not made public until after Verizon announced its plans to purchase the company for almost $4.5 billion. Scores of other customers had to freeze their credit and spend money on monitoring and protection services. However, Yahoo moved to dismiss many claims including those for negligence and breach of contract.
  • Prudential sells £12bn annuity book to Rothesay Life

    Prudential sells £12bn annuity book to Rothesay Life

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    Also commenting on the announcement, Hymans Robertson partner and head of risk transfer solutions James Mullins said: "These highly material annuity back book transactions are significant for the bulk annuity market and for pension schemes looking to complete buy-ins and buyouts because they effectively use up insurance company capacity".
  • Oil down slightly in choppy session on mixed U.S. crude stocks data

    Oil down slightly in choppy session on mixed U.S. crude stocks data

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    The move could have implications for United States sanctions on Iran, which could impact the latter's oil industry and exports, Facts Global Energy and Royal Bank of Canada warned. That compares with a 2.5-million-barrel gain forecast by analysts in a Bloomberg survey. "Prices in the upper half of the oil price-band will encourage increased supply as USA production grows and countries reduce compliance with their production quotas", its senior vice-president Terry Marshall said.
  • 'Shambles' as millennial railcard site crashes

    'Shambles' as millennial railcard site crashes

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    Due to high demand "access to buy is limited", the website said. Meanwhile, purchasing the railcard over the phone is also proving hard - The Independent has been on hold for more than 40 minutes at the time of writing (with no end in sight).
  • Google bans cryptocurrency ads in crackdown on 'speculative financial products'

    Google bans cryptocurrency ads in crackdown on 'speculative financial products'

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    Google will ban online advertisements promoting cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings starting in June, part of a broader crackdown on the marketing of a new breed of high-risk financial products. Also included were 66 million "trick-to-click" ads in 2017 and 48 million ads that were attempting to get users to install unwanted software. CFDs and spread bets are financial instruments that allow people to bet on the price movement of assets without actually owning them.
  • Toys 'R' Us Is Said to Miss Vendor Payments as Woes Mount

    Toys 'R' Us Is Said to Miss Vendor Payments as Woes Mount

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    A source told CNBC that Toys R Us is in the process of drafting the court motion for its liquidation plan and the toy store has also not paid some of its vendors this week. The bleak situation lends evidence to the notion that Toys "R" Us is moving toward winding down its USA operations for good. In January, it was announced that 182 of its over 800 locations - almost 20 percent of its stores - would be closing come February, but before February was through, the news of a further 200 closures ...
  • Featured Stock to Focus: Cedar Realty Trust, Inc. (CDR)

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    Sg Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Pc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $113.26M market cap company. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 3,668,962 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $286,841,000 after purchasing an additional 1,211,798 shares during the period.
  • RBI had cautioned banks multiple times on SWIFT misuse: Government

    RBI had cautioned banks multiple times on SWIFT misuse: Government

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    However, "letters of credit and bank guarantees for trade credits for imports into India may continue to be issued subject to compliance with" existing regulations, a notification from RBI said. Banks charge a fee from the importer for the LoU. Companies belonging to Modi and Choksi allegedly colluded with employees of Punjab National Bank's Brady House branch in Mumbai to obtain fraudulent LoUs, without providing any margin money as security.
  • Dog dies after flight attendant forces it into overhead bin

    Dog dies after flight attendant forces it into overhead bin

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    This poor family paid $125 for their pet to be murdered in front of them. Another passenger on the flight posted a photo on Twitter of the dog's owner and children after the plane had arrived in NY. Last June, rapper SchoolBoy Q accused United of putting his pet dog on the wrong flight to the wrong city during a layover. A spokesperson for United said the airline will investigate the dog's death "to prevent this from ever happening again".