Economy

by | April 24, 2017 | 23:15

After offering remarks about his visit, Pruitt was asked whether the EPA planned to close its Chicago office, but he walked away without answering. "Administrator Pruitt is focused on getting EPA back to the basics of protecting human health and the environment, and the Superfund program is a critical component of this", his office said in a statement .

by | April 24, 2017 | 23:14

The victory sends the best-of-seven opening-round series back to Toronto for Game 5 all tied up at two wins apiece. It was a harsh, but perhaps necessary playoff lesson for Milwaukee . SALT LAKE CITY - Chris Paul and his Los Angeles Clippers teammates are more concerned with supporting Blake Griffin than worrying about Game 4 against the Utah Jazz.

by | April 24, 2017 | 23:07

Damaged rail lines have affected output. Export metallurgical coal production in the first quarter increased by 28% from the prior year to 5.2 million tonnes from 4.1 million tonnes, primarily due to a longwall move at Moranbah in the first quarter of 2016 and the ramp-up at Grosvenor, both in Australia.

by | April 24, 2017 | 23:07

A lengthy period of rapid house price growth has made it increasingly hard for many to purchase a home as income growth has failed to keep up, which appears to have curbed housing demand. The top end of the market is feeling the pinch, as more expensive homes near the city's inner neighborhoods saw prices decline 4.2 percent on the year, while prices in the less expensive outer suburbs were up 1.7 percent.

by | April 24, 2017 | 23:04

Unfortunately, Boston would get put on the PK not soon after, and Clarke MacArthur , who hasn't scored since 2015, would pot it home off of a passing play that found Rask dead to rights and Kevan Miller extremely out of position. We've had our meeting today and tomorrow is just going to be about tomorrow and the first period", said Boucher. As the Senators were leaving the ice following the win, which was aided by a controversial penalty call in OT, there was some bitterness and anger from ...

by | April 24, 2017 | 23:02

Read the whole story from Business Insider . French politicians urged their supporters to stop populist Marine Le Pen from becoming president after the election results posted Sunday. With 90 percent of votes counted , the Interior Ministry said Macron had almost 24 percent, giving him a slight cushion over Le Pen's 22 percent. The defeated far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, pointedly refused to do the same, and Le Pen's National Front is hoping to do the once unthinkable and ...

by | April 24, 2017 | 22:45

Both that vote and the May 7 runoff are widely seen as a litmus test for the populist wave that past year prompted Britain to vote to leave the European Union and America to elect Donald Trump president. Both candidates had promised to put France's European Union membership up for a referendum. "Either we continue on the path of complete deregulation, with no borders and no protection.

by | April 24, 2017 | 22:31

Without the backing of a mainstream political party, the former merchant banker is expected by pollsters to defeat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in a face-off next month. "We have a battle between Macron and Le Pen and we should not hesitate because Le Pen is a huge disaster of France". "The main thing at stake in this election is the rampant globalization that is endangering our civilization".

by | April 24, 2017 | 22:28

Leading Gulf oil exporters Saudi Arabia and Kuwait gave a clear signal on Thursday that OPEC plans to extend into the second half of the year a deal with non-member producers to curb supplies of crude. "Compliance [by Russia] has risen from 120,000 bpd in the first month to nearly 230,000 bpd right now and compliance from non-Opec from 40 per cent to 60 per cent and we are looking at above 80 per cent this month", he said.

by | April 24, 2017 | 22:25

Fillon , with just under 20 per cent, was slightly ahead of the far-left's Jean-Luc Melenchon, who had 19 per cent. In an allusion to last Thursday's jihadist killing of a policeman on Paris's Champs Elysees avenue, Hollande said: "Democracy is stronger than all else".

by | April 24, 2017 | 22:17

Panera's net income for the fourth quarter ended December 27 rose 2 percent, to $44 million, or $1.92 per share, from $43.2 million, or $1.74 per share, the previous year. Analysts predict that Panera Bread Co will post $7.73 earnings per share for the current year. The correct version of this article can be read at https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/04/17/panera-bread-co-pnra-stake-raised-by-thrivent-financial-for-lutherans-updated.html.

by | April 24, 2017 | 22:14

The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment following the election of Donald Trump as US President and Britain's vote to leave the EU. Turnout nationally appears to be similar to the last election in 2012, at about 80%. At the Republicans' HQ in Paris, the word "disappointment" was on many lips after former prime minister Francois Fillon - who just over four months ago had been riding high in the opinion polls - failed to make the cut.

by | April 24, 2017 | 22:04

As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and managed a portfolio of 61 operating properties (excluding properties held for sale) totaling approximately 9.1 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA). Additionally when measured on a five year annualized basis, dividend per share growth is below the industry average relative to its peers, while earnings per share growth is in-line with the industry average.

by | April 24, 2017 | 22:03

The outcome capped an extraordinary campaign in a deeply divided and demoralised France, which has been hit by a series of terror attacks since 2015 and remains stuck with low economic growth. "Because we will be stronger, I will rebuild a strong and balanced alliance with Germany in order to give Europe a new boost". The conservative candidate, Francois Fillon, was also kicked out by voters, who put him in the third place, with less than 20 percent of the vote (19.70%).

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:57

We start the show in France where polls have now closed in the first round of the French presidential election . "The Front National has a history known for its violence and intolerance: there is no other choice, I will vote in favour of Emmanuel Macron".

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:52

But conservative Francois Fillon , a former prime minister, appeared to be closing the gap, as was far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon. Polls are open across France in an election that is one of the closest watched in decades, with 11 candidates, ranging from the extreme right to the extreme left, vying for the French presidency.

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:47

CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 81,854 shares of the company's stock valued at $3,593,000 after buying an additional 3,621 shares in the last quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. Four analysts have provided estimates for Mondelez International's earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.48 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.52.

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:44

Le Pen supporters were equally enthusiastic. The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment following the election of Donald Trump as US President and Britain's vote to leave the EU. Though they greeted the result with shrill cries of victory, the hall was only half full. In contrast to Ms Le Pen's anti-EU stance, Mr Macron defines himself as "progressive and pro-Europe".

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:42

On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had a loss of 4 cents. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions. Halliburton Company has a 50 day moving average of 47.04 and a 200 day moving average of 48.22. As it is, rig counts have generally been rising during the last ten months since plunging to an all-time low of 404 in May 2016, with the addition of a flood of new units.

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:24

Current year EPS projections for Honeywell International Inc. (NASDAQ:HON), 9 rate it "Buy", 8 "Outperform", 4 "Underperform", 0 "Sell", while 0 "Hold". Honeywell International's revenue was down.3% compared to the same quarter a year ago. (NYSE: HON ). Baystate Wealth Ltd reported 375 shares stake.

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:04

United States medical technology company Becton Dickinson and Co (BD) yesterday struck a deal to buy its peer C R Bard Inc in a $24-billion cash and stock deal. Tom Polen, now president of Becton's medical segment, was appointed president of Becton and will oversee all the company's operating segments, including the Bard businesses, according to a separate statement.

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:03

Toronto is Canada's biggest city, and the runaway house prices have become a headache for the government with many first home buyers priced out of the red-hot market. The province will also expand rent control to all private rental units, including those built after 1991. Municipalities will also be allowed to provide a higher tax on service land approved for development, something the government thinks will help spur housing development of vacant lots.

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:02

A prior agreement with Munoz has been reversed, which the firm said had been initiated by the chief executive himself. The US company has also revealed its chief executive, Oscar Munoz, will now not become chairman, as anticipated. A section in the SEC documents about employee compensation said the management and the board "take recent events extremely seriously" and are working to more closely tie future compensation incentives to "improving the customer experience".

by | April 24, 2017 | 21:01

Japanese media report that exercises are meant to underscore alliance with United States and pressure North Korea Japanese newspaper the Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the USS Carl Vinson , the usa aircraft carrier that is moving toward waters near the Korean Peninsula, would begin joint exercises with the Japan Self-Defense Forces on April.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:55

Trailing them were Communist Party Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon and Republican former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, almost tied at about 19.56 percent and 19.94 percent, respectively. His daughter has done much to soften her party's image, and found widespread support among young voters by pitching herself as an anti-establishment defender of French workers and French interests against global corporations and an economically constricting EU.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:54

Futures climbed as much as 0.7 percent in NY after slumping 6.7 percent last week. The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro after centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen headed to the second round of voting, which a snap poll by Ipsos showed Macron would win.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:54

While he asserted that he took full responsibility "for making this right ", he said that his organisation will review and update their policy on overbooked flights by the end of April. "There has been concern from corporate accounts, which is totally appropriate", said Kirby, according to the Wall Street Journal . "They want us to fix this".

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:51

Leading up to the vote, Fillon, a former prime minister embroiled in a scandal over alleged fake jobs given to his wife and children, appeared to be closing the gap in recent days, as was far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon. Should the fiery Le Pen win the runoff next month, it could spell the end of the European Union, the euro and turn the nation in a "France first" direction.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:50

The candidates, with personalities as different as their politics, now have two weeks to show voters that they are best prepared to assume the presidency of a country that is one of the EU's six founding members, a nuclear power and a veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council alongside the U.S., Russia, China and the United Kingdom.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:49

Activist Akzo Nobel shareholder Elliott Advisors and other investors have called on Akzo Nobel to engage with its US suitor. In an interview with Reuters, Michael McGarry said if Akzo Nobel's management and supervisory boards agreed to takeover talks, the companies might find additional ways to create value above the $750 million in synergies that PPG has identified from publicly available documents.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:31

Berenberg Bank restated a buy rating and issued a GBX 960 ($12.08) target price on shares of Polymetal International PLC in a research report on Thursday, February 9th. If you are reading this article on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. The legal version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/04/24/standard-life-plc-sl-upgraded-to-sector-perform-at-royal-bank-of-canada-updated.html.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:22

Regardless, he is still confident that an overhaul of the USA tax code will happen before the year is up. But if he only issues the broad outline of a plan, he could further complicate lawmakers and many in the business community, who have been hoping the White House would weigh in on key questions, such as how they plan to tax imports or whether they will pursue the elimination of any tax deductions.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:12

Kuwait's economy, in contrast, is forecast to shrink by 0.2%. Here are three reasons policy makers fear growth might not stick around. One bright spot is gas-rich Qatar which is expected to register 3.4-percent growth this year, compared with 2.7 percent in 2016.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:10

Fillon and Melenchon both voted in Paris . A slate of other candidates are polling in single digits. One polling station in Besancon, in eastern France, was evacuated on Sunday after a stolen vehicle was abandoned nearby with the engine running.

by | April 24, 2017 | 20:07

A number of other research firms have also issued reports on CTSH. Berenberg Bank began coverage on Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp in a research note on Wednesday, March 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.21, for a total value of $547,278.03. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 35,741 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,101,570.80.