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Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (PTLA) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts
- February 23, 2018

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.39% the S&P500. It also reduced its holding in Shell Midstream Partners LP by 322,320 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4.50 million shares, and cut its stake in Cheniere Energy Ptnrs Lp Hld (NYSEMKT:CQH). (more...)
Trump Jr. backs out of India speech over ethics concerns Trump Jr. backs out of India speech over ethics concerns
- February 23, 2018

All the projects, which are being built by Indian developers, bear the Trump name from licensing agreements. The Trump Tower Mumbai has been constructed under the Lodha Group's Lodha Luxury Collection, marking a mix of the exclusive lifestyles of the two partners, and will be the first in the country to offer a private jet service at the disposal of its residents. (more...)
German Olympian sparks Twitter outrage with 'Schindler's List' routine German Olympian sparks Twitter outrage with 'Schindler's List' routine
- February 23, 2018

But she was branded tasteless and insensitive for picking the score to the gripping 1993 film based on events in the Holocaust in World War Two. The choice of music drew the ire of so many on Twitter that the title of the movie quickly become a trending topic. (more...)
White House on LOCKDOWN after vehicle RAMS security barrier White House on LOCKDOWN after vehicle RAMS security barrier
- February 23, 2018

After crashing into the barrier, the driver was "immediately apprehended" by Secret Service officers, the agency reported. The white vehicle remained at the scene afterwards with its rear windshield smashed. Multiple "fence jumpers" were apprehended during the Obama administration. One woman was fatally shot after attempting to force entry into the grounds via her auto and leading police on a chase across Washington, DC . (more...)
Russian Federation probe: Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to plead guilty Russian Federation probe: Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to plead guilty
- February 23, 2018

Gates' scheduled guilty plea comes a day after a federal grand jury in Virginia returned an indictment against him and former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort accusing them of tax evasion and bank fraud . It doesn't name the conspirators but notes that one of them worked at one of the lenders. None of the charges to date against Gates or Manafort have made reference to any connection with Russian meddling in the 2016 election or possible collusion. (more...)
UK PM May had positive Brexit meeting with ministers -spokesman UK PM May had positive Brexit meeting with ministers -spokesman
- February 23, 2018

The move presents an increased danger to the PM because Labour's shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry signalled her party now backs a customs union that would look "pretty much like" the current one after withdrawal. Mr Tusk said he could only go on media reports of Brexit talks at the PM's country retreat Chequers on Thursday. This was stated by British Prime Minister Theresa May , after Brexit's supporters had argued that the country's commercial independence was threatened. (more...)
White House: Trump not looking to ban an entire class of firearms White House: Trump not looking to ban an entire class of firearms
- February 23, 2018

President Donald Trump heard emotional stories Wednesday from people affected by the nation's deadliest school shootings , and it appears he had an assist in responding to some of the powerful testimony. At the press briefing , Shah emphasized Trump was only interested in raising age limits on semi-automatic weapons and not a full ban on assault guns, despite advocating for one in his 2000 book, " The America We Deserve ". (more...)
USA gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre USA gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre
- February 23, 2018

He accused the agency of having corruption within its ranks, and said that those who are advocating for gun control are ignoring the failures of school security, the family, the mental health system, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for rape and fatal beating Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for rape and fatal beating
- February 23, 2018

Supreme Court has since ruled unconstitutional, requiring a death sentence to be issued by unanimous verdict. He was pronounced dead at 6.05 p.m. Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Michelle Glady told reporters the procedure was carried out according to protocol and the screams were not a result of the lethal mix of drugs. (more...)
Syrian government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100 Syrian government bombing of Damascus suburbs kills more than 100
- February 23, 2018

A number of hospitals are reportedly among the targets struck, and according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, more than 400 people - including many civilians - have been killed. A main Syrian opposition group is calling on the worldwide community to prevent Russian Federation from voting on a new U.N. Security Council resolution saying Moscow is part of the conflict in the Arab country. (more...)
'Angry Birds' Maker Rovio's Shares Drop 45% After Revenue Warning 'Angry Birds' Maker Rovio's Shares Drop 45% After Revenue Warning
- February 23, 2018

Rovio on Thursday forecast an operating margin at 9-11 percent in 2018 versus 10.6 percent in 2017 and said it expected sales of 260-300 million euros versus 297 million past year. The company has been in dire straits for some time, especially after reporting a 20 percent stock drop back in November. Fourth-quarter operating profit at Rovio doubled to €10.4 million on revenue up 17 percent to €73.9 million. (more...)
AMBER Alert cancelled for 8-year-old girl from Cape Coral AMBER Alert cancelled for 8-year-old girl from Cape Coral
- February 23, 2018

A search was underway for Juliet Odierna after investigators said she might be in the company of 34-year-old Jennifer Odierna and 37-year-old Theodore Moschovas. Moschovas was last seen in a light blue shirt with white stripes, tan shorts, brown sandals, and a white hat. The child and adults might be traveling in a 2016 black Hyundai Accent with a tag number CBN9123. (more...)
Canada beats Finland, advances to Olympic men's hockey semifinal Canada beats Finland, advances to Olympic men's hockey semifinal
- February 23, 2018

Marcel Hirscher's quest for a third gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics is over. Which one is your favorite? A three-medal day, led by Kelsey Serwa's gold and Brittany Phelan's silver in women's skicross and Kaetlyn Osmond's figure-skating bronze, gave Canada 27 overall medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, eclipsing its previous high of 26 from the 2010 Vancouver Games. (more...)
Tot found almost decapitated in trash bag at home, dad arrested Tot found almost decapitated in trash bag at home, dad arrested
- February 23, 2018

As of 7 p.m. Thursday, charges against Ortiz were still pending approval by Cook County prosecutors. Notice of the boy's death came after cops received a call from a home on South Avers Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood circa 1.55pm on Wednesday. (more...)
Scores of Syrian civilians killed in government airstrikes
- February 23, 2018

He called on humanitarian aid to be delivered to the needy and for all parties to the conflict to allow the evacuation of an estimated 700 people that need urgent medical treatment. And Panos Moumtzis, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Syria, said most of eastern Ghouta is without food, water or electricity. "The political path to the crisis solution must be taken seriously, in accordance with the agreed principles of the Geneva Declaration 1 and the UN Security Council ... (more...)
Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. Buys 350 Shares of McDonald's Co. (NYSE:MCD)
- February 23, 2018

It has underperformed by 6.99% the S&P500. King Luther Capital Management Corp increased Mcdonalds Corp (MCD) stake by 7.3% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. research analysts expect that McDonald's Co. will post 7.65 earnings per share for the current year. Its down 0.01, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of MCD. (more...)
Shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University stemmed from fight involving students Shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University stemmed from fight involving students
- February 23, 2018

University police are investigating the incident, which left the two individuals with non-life threatening injuries in SLU's North Campus . According to report, the incident happened at 3 a.m. At this time, it has also been confirmed that the incident hasn't forced any closures or cancellations at the school. HPD says there is no threat to the school or community after they were contacted regarding a Snapchat video. (more...)
Manila Summons US Ambassador as Duterte Called 'Threat to Democracy' in Report Manila Summons US Ambassador as Duterte Called 'Threat to Democracy' in Report
- February 23, 2018

Ambassador Sung Kim met Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila , presidential spokesperson Harry Roque was quoted as saying by Efe news. In a speech in Iloilo province, Duterte said that he does not want the Philippines to be dragged into a war that has nothing to do with the Philippines. (more...)
EC notifies schedule for elections to 58 RS seats in 16 states EC notifies schedule for elections to 58 RS seats in 16 states
- February 23, 2018

The polls for Kerala seat will also be conducted on the same date. This was the first time that the BJP had become the number one formation in the Rajya Sabha after the Narendra Modi government came to power in May 2014. Meanwhile, a by-election will be held to fill a seat in Chengannur, Kerala that was left vacant after the demise of sitting CPI-M legislator KK Ramachandran Nair. (more...)
Campaigning for Bijepur bypoll in Odisha ends Campaigning for Bijepur bypoll in Odisha ends
- February 23, 2018

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who spearheaded the campaign for BJP candidate Ashok Panigrahi, alleged that a private secretary of the chief ministers and senior officials have sent as many as 100 state government officials to Bijepur on special leave to help the BJD in the by-poll. (more...)
North delegation to attend Olympic closing ceremony, meet with Moon
- February 23, 2018

The ministry announced on Thursday that the North Korean delegation will be headed by Kim Yong Chol, head of the ruling Korean Workers' Party's United Front Department. The Games' opening ceremony saw Pence and the North Korean representatives seated in the same box, but they did not interact. South Korea's military contributed to Moon's efforts for detente months before the delegation visited by dropping Kim Jong Un's name from propaganda broadcasts blasted across the border into the ... (more...)
10-year-old killed in Asbury Park shooting 10-year-old killed in Asbury Park shooting
- February 23, 2018

A 16-year-old Neptune Township boy was arrested Thursday and charged with numerous counts, including murder and aggravated assault. Officials said the school was temporarily under lockdown while the arrest was made, as per protocol. But they say the shooter was gunning for a man who lived in the same home as the two victims. The teen arrested is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and unlawful objective. (more...)
Armenia, Lebanon Presidents Call for Peaceful Solution of Middle East Crises Armenia, Lebanon Presidents Call for Peaceful Solution of Middle East Crises
- February 23, 2018

Many of them are with me today, including Lebanese government ministers and MPs. President Sargsyan also expressed gratitude to the Lebanese authorities, including the Parliament, for acknowledging the fact of the Armenian Genocide . "I expressed gratitude to President Sargsyan for standing by Lebanon in the worldwide arena, and assured him in turn that Lebanon will support Armenia in protecting its people's legitimate rights, sovereignty, peace and prosperity", Mr Michel Aoun said. (more...)
Henry Bolton quits Ukip after being ousted as leader Henry Bolton quits Ukip after being ousted as leader
- February 23, 2018

Bolton interjects, raising the issue of social media and the "absolutely appalling" messages being shared by "people in their early 20s" on various platforms. "I think he's bloody great". They were meant to shock and they were private and I never intended them to be put in the public eye. 'Rather than trying to protect the privacy of people whom he hurt so badly my still husband has given countless interviews proclaiming his feelings for his lover while still being legally married and up ... (more...)
Toronto police update expected on investigation into accused serial killer Bruce McArthur Toronto police update expected on investigation into accused serial killer Bruce McArthur
- February 23, 2018

His disappearance was being investigated by Toronto police in connection with the disappearance of Navaratnam and Majeed Kayhan, 58, under an investigation dubbed Project Houston. Idsinga said police relied on fingerprint and dental records to identify those remains. He said the remains of three other people were found in those planters, but police have been unable to identify them yet. (more...)

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