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Wine glasses have doubled in size since the 1990s Wine glasses have doubled in size since the 1990s
- December 14, 2017

For example, demand for larger wine glasses by the United States market was met by an increase in the size of glasses manufactured in England, and size was influenced by those running bars and restaurants, who sought to increase sales of wine . (more...)
Facebook says no more than 200 United Kingdom viewers saw Russia's Brexit ads Facebook says no more than 200 United Kingdom viewers saw Russia's Brexit ads
- December 14, 2017

In all, just 200 viewers of those three Internet Research Agency ads hailed from Britain, Facebook said . The Russian government did, however, try to sow discord in the United Kingdom in 2014 in the wake of the failed Scottish independence referendum , The Scotsman newspaper separately reported Wednesday, citing new research from the Atlantic Council, a US -based think tank. (more...)
The Disney Twenty-First Century Fox merger just got confirmed The Disney Twenty-First Century Fox merger just got confirmed
- December 14, 2017

CNNMoney previously reported that a November 6 news report about Disney's talks with Fox is what prompted Comcast and other potential buyers to reach out to Fox. The deal would be scrutinised by the USA and United Kingdom regulatory authorities. "Furthermore, I'm convinced that this combination, under Bob Iger's leadership, will be one of the greatest companies in the world". (more...)
Sports Direct investors spooked by cost of upmarket shift Sports Direct investors spooked by cost of upmarket shift
- December 14, 2017

Sports Direct's main business, UK Sports Retail, which makes up over half of group revenue, posted a drop in revenue of 1.0% to GBP1.14 billion from GBP1.15 billion as a result of store closures and reduced online promotional activity. The firm said that it expects underlying earnings growth for the full year to come within its forecast range of 5% to 15%. We intend to open between 10 and 20 new flagship stores next year. (more...)
Consumer watchdog says 'no' to BP's Woolworths takeover bid Consumer watchdog says 'no' to BP's Woolworths takeover bid
- December 14, 2017

At the end of a year ago, Woolworths entered a binding agreement to sell a portfolio of about 530 gas stations plus more than a dozen development sites to BP for 1.79 billion Australian dollars (US$1.36 billion), aiming to use the proceeds to bolster its balance sheet and reinvest in its core operations. (more...)
INEOS' North Sea pipeline closure 'worth £20m a day' INEOS' North Sea pipeline closure 'worth £20m a day'
- December 14, 2017

The ideal storm of a healthy appetite from China, a decline in global inventories and a major North Sea pipeline outage sent oil prices higher on Tuesday. hairline crack along the base of the conduit, will remove a further 5.5 MMbbl to 13 MMbbl from the market by the time repairs are complete, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and company statements. (more...)
ADB Raises Developing Asia's Growth Outlook ADB Raises Developing Asia's Growth Outlook
- December 14, 2017

ING Bank Manila has raised its projection to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent while IHS Markit also raised its forecast to 6.5 percent from 6.4 percent. Apart from Malaysia, growth forecasts are revised upwards for Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. (more...)
CBA admits disparate data contributed to anti-money laundering contravention CBA admits disparate data contributed to anti-money laundering contravention
- December 14, 2017

CBA has attempted to shore up investor support following the AUSTRAC allegations, including shaking up its board and slashing executive bonuses. "We will provide market updates as appropriate". "If an amended claim is served on us, we expect the court would set a timetable for CBA to file an amended defence". Another key point of contention in the case is likely to be CBA's approach to filing "suspicious matter reports" (SMRs). (more...)
MGM Resorts International (MGM) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages
- December 14, 2017

National General Holdings Corp. Keeping an eyeball on Gross profit Margin , Net profit Margin & Operating Margin , the Gross profit margin of 42.80%; the net profit margin of 5.60% while its Operating margin was 16.70% for MGM Resorts International ( MGM ). (more...)
Here's why graduate student enrollment may take a hit Here's why graduate student enrollment may take a hit
- December 14, 2017

The change was part of the tax bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, but not part of the Senate's. Many aspects of the two bills remain uncertain. She also bartends and participates in UW's work-study program, all while balancing her twelve credits. "I just scratch my head and wonder what they are thinking", said Steven DiSalvo, president of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and the chairman of the student aid committee for the National Association of ... (more...)
Salvation Army Angel Tree in need of donations Salvation Army Angel Tree in need of donations
- December 14, 2017

Anyone able to volunteer for a kettle shift is asked to call Nicole at 335-0571. For the past eight years, Mia has been volunteering with the Salvation Army to bring in donations to help others in need. "When you give to the Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and vulnerable people in your community", the Army said. To donate, you can stop by the Salvation Army between 9 and 4 on 8th Street or mail them to the Salvation Army, Box 1362, Joplin, MO 64802. (more...)
Senators divided over FCC's Net Neutrality plan Senators divided over FCC's Net Neutrality plan
- December 14, 2017

The names of people linked to the questionable comments were found in known data breaches. Schneiderman said the FCC is proceeding with the vote over the objection of more than 30 lawmakers in Congress, multiple state attorneys general around the USA and two of its own commissioners. (more...)
Man appears in court charged in connection with triple shooting in Dublin Man appears in court charged in connection with triple shooting in Dublin
- December 14, 2017

Dan Donovan, formerly of Parslickstown Gardens in Dublin 15, is accused of having a shotgun in his possession at that address and of threatening to kill someone. None of their injuries is life threatening. Garda Michael Jones said he arrested the defendant for the goal of charging him at Blanchardstown station. (more...)
Why Apple's Shazam acquisition could be a big deal for the HomePod Why Apple's Shazam acquisition could be a big deal for the HomePod
- December 14, 2017

In hindsight, the acquisition was a long time coming: Shazam has been integrated with Siri since 2014, and Apple takes pride in the power of its TV commercials to boost sales for artists from Matt Costa to Marian Hill , a phenomenon that would be almost impossible without Shazam. (more...)
Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:BLV) to Issue Monthly Dividend of $0.28
- December 13, 2017

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FY2018 Earnings Forecast for Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) Issued By KeyCorp
- December 13, 2017

It has outperformed by 0.95% the S&P500. It was reported on Dec, 12 by Barchart.com . Perhaps most importantly where cash movements are concerned, the company saw about 115.15 million in net operating cash flow. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its position in shares of Laredo Petroleum by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. The volume of LPI witnessed a shift from 5.46 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 3.13 million shares. (more...)
Tracking Shares of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd (AAV) — Technical Focus Tracking Shares of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd (AAV) — Technical Focus
- December 13, 2017

Searching for value in the current investing landscape may be a priority for some investors. Keeping a close watch on technicals and fundamentals may be a good way to start filtering through the vast sea of equities. (NASDAQ: CRZO ) operates in the Independent Oil & Gas segment of the Basic Materials sector. (NasdaqGS: CRZO ) is 0.51296. The stock has seen a fall-off/ on its SMA50 which is now 14.78%. (more...)
Stocks To Invest: Dynegy Inc. (DYN), Mylan NV (MYL)
- December 13, 2017

Meeder Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Mylan by 76.9% during the third quarter. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $39.29. The stock augmented 17.04% during the past three month period and discounted -0.54% in half year. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 24.1% compared to the same quarter past year. (more...)
Fast Growing Stock in Focus: Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)
- December 13, 2017

The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was -$0.94 a share in the trailing twelve months. Macquarie Group Ltd. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Credit Suisse. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides if their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". (more...)
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)
- December 13, 2017

The company was downgraded on Friday, May 6 by Citigroup. The stock has "Sell" rating by Citigroup on Monday, December 11. The stock of Splunk Inc. Tocqueville Asset LP reported 0.1% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB ). They expect $-0.06 EPS, up 25.00% or $0.02 from last year's $-0.08 per share. KMB's profit will be $541.71M for 19.19 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
Stifel Financial Corp Raises Stake in Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (FCX) Stifel Financial Corp Raises Stake in Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (FCX)
- December 13, 2017

About 15.59M shares traded. NYSE: FCX ) shares were trading higher by 4.59 percent ($0.69) at $15.71 a piece in Tuesday's session. It has underperformed by 9.87% the S&P500. Raymond James Financial initiated coverage on shares of Freeport-McMoran in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. The rating was downgraded by CLSA on Tuesday, April 19 to "Sell". (more...)
NGO bill not necessary - Bishop Kukah NGO bill not necessary - Bishop Kukah
- December 13, 2017

It was sponsored by the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, Umar Jibril. The controversial bill which has come under heavy criticisms seeks to set up the NGO Regulatory Commission to check the activities of NGO's and civil society groups in the country. (more...)
U.S. close: Markets mixed as Fed finishes first day of meeting U.S. close: Markets mixed as Fed finishes first day of meeting
- December 13, 2017

Both indexes marked fresh all-time highs. The dollar moved slightly lower (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dollar-slips-after-democrats-senate-win-in-alabama-sparks-concerns-about-tax-bill-2017-12-13) after the Alabama vote, with the ICE U.S. (more...)
Bermuda Fire & Rescue Christmas Safety Tips Bermuda Fire & Rescue Christmas Safety Tips
- December 13, 2017

I love Christmas Tree Lane", said Garcia. The Christmas tree is often the centerpiece of any holiday display, whether the tree is a live one or not. Add water to the tree stand. Wilson said another, sometimes overlooked safety concern is the overloading of power outlets or power strips. Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles , heat vents or lights. (more...)
George Clooney Once Gave His Friends Briefcases Filled With $1 Million George Clooney Once Gave His Friends Briefcases Filled With $1 Million
- December 13, 2017

Everyone's going to come to my house for dinner.'" The boys had no idea what they were in for. At the dinner, Clooney set black, designer luggage bags in front of each of them. The proud parents reportedly handed out noise-cancelling headphones to fellow passengers on an airplane to England in order for them to cope with the 6-month-old twins joining their flight, according to People . (more...)