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Markets NRA Chief LaPierre Slams 'Shameful Politicization' of Florida Tragedy
Author: 0 NRA Chief LaPierre Slams 'Shameful Politicization' of Florida Tragedy

Following the decision, "Amanda Gailey, the group's director, said she applauded the bank for listening to customer concerns that, 'the time has come for us to stop aggrandizing gun culture, '" Olberding reports . "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members", said a tweet on the Enterprise Rent-A-Car account. Two other companies - the insurer Chubb and Wyndham Hotel Group - confirmed to CNNMoney Friday that they've recently ended partnerships with the NRA.

Markets United Kingdom ideas on post-Brexit ties are
Author: 0 United Kingdom ideas on post-Brexit ties are "pure illusion", EU's Tusk says

But one source close to the meeting at Chequers said May had accepted the argument of those ministers who wanted to move away from European Union rules and regulations more quickly than others. His party, Labour, have been less than clear about what future relationship they want with the European Union but reports are their position has shifted.

Markets Oil ends higher after surprise drop in crude stocks
Author: 0 Oil ends higher after surprise drop in crude stocks

Six of the firms have never offered a dividend or have not restored cuts implemented since the 2014 oil price collapse. Net imports to the United States have fallen to a record low according to the Energy Information Administration. Brent was up about 3.7 percent, its largest weekly increase since the end of October. "It's a constructive report", said Nick Holmes, an analyst at Tortoise Capital Advisors LLC in Leawood, Kansas, which manages $16 billion in energy-related assets.

Markets Oil Prices Ease Ahead of US Stocks Data
Author: 0 Oil Prices Ease Ahead of US Stocks Data

Oil prices fell on Thursday, dragged lower by a firmer dollar that offset support from a surprise decline in US crude inventories. Flows on Keystone pipeline were decreased after a leak in November. "Oil prices are likely to slide for as long as the United States dollar appreciates, especially since fundamental data also point more toward falling prices", Commerzbank analysts said.

Markets Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for final T20-- South Africa v India
Author: 0 Fantasy Cricket: Dream11 tips for final T20-- South Africa v India

The last game of India's two-month tour will now settle the three-game T20 series , and also might decide who takes more from the teams' battle across three formats. Smuts stepped out to pacer Jaydev Unadkat, only to be surprised by a slower delivery as Suresh Raina picked up an easy lofted catch at cover-point.

Markets Stocks end slightly higher; Dow and S&P snap two-day skid
Author: 0 Stocks end slightly higher; Dow and S&P snap two-day skid

Investors were relieved to see bond yields pull back from the four-year highs they reached a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 166.97 points, or 0.67 percent, to 24,797.78, the S&P 500 lost 14.93 points, or 0.55 percent, to 2,701.33 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 16.08 points, or 0.22 percent, to 7,218.23.

Markets BHP Billiton (BHP) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
Author: 0 BHP Billiton (BHP) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

The company said Tuesday its underlying profit for the second half of 2017 improved 25 percent from the same period past year to $4 billion. Costs rose at BHP's coal, petroleum and copper operations, but the increases were mostly single events, said Chief Financial Officer Peter Beaven, partly reflecting maintenance at the Olympic dam copper mine and supply snags at Australian coal mines.

Markets Standard Life Aberdeen sells insurance business for over £3bn
Author: 0 Standard Life Aberdeen sells insurance business for over £3bn

The sale came as Standard Life Aberdeen updated investors on its full-year performance, posting a rise in assets under administration from £647.6 billion to £654.9 billion in 2016, and revealing net outflows of £31 billion, marking an improvement on the prior year's £36.8 billion outflows.

Markets Bill Gates Hilariously Can't Guess the Price of Groceries
Author: 0 Bill Gates Hilariously Can't Guess the Price of Groceries

The first challenge didn't go so well as Gates guessed a box of Rice-a-Roni costs $5, to which the audience laughed (it actually costs $1). He thought a large container of Tide Pods cost $4, but it costs $19.97. We're guessing the packaged rice mix isn't served much in Gates' $100-plus million Lake Washington estate near Seattle. In the early days of Microsoft , Gates said he always anxious about making payroll - in part because numerous people working at the company were older with ...

Markets Zagitova leads with world record short skate
Author: 0 Zagitova leads with world record short skate

Boitano said the current judging system is more fair, but even he doesn't understand it - and the retirement of the old 6.0 system, known and loved by fans, stripped skating of an important piece of its identity. But since women aren't yet landing quads, their points strategy has to be more creative. "From the score, this is the best performance of my life, but there is still room to grow", Zagitova stated.

Markets Mueller Examines Manafort Loans
Author: 0 Mueller Examines Manafort Loans

The hearing will deal with Gates' attorneys request to withdraw from the case over what they have described as "irreconcilable differences."Gates is charged with conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to defraud the United States and failing to register as a foreign agent for political work representing a pro-Russia Ukrainian political party".

Markets States Refile Lawsuits to Block Repeal of Net Neutrality
Author: 0 States Refile Lawsuits to Block Repeal of Net Neutrality

Still, Thursday's filing was expected to open the door to challengers of the decision, The Hill reported . A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges meant to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules created to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect.

Markets Barclays profits rise 10 per cent despite investment bank issues
Author: 0 Barclays profits rise 10 per cent despite investment bank issues

The lender earlier posted a pretax profit, excluding litigation costs, of 334 million pounds, missing the average 570-million-pound average estimate of 14 analysts compiled by the bank. "On balance, we expect this statement to be taken positively". Barclays has been one of the banking sector's worst performing stocks of the past year.

Markets Broadcom Cuts Offer for Qualcomm, Putting Hostile Takeover in Doubt
Author: 0 Broadcom Cuts Offer for Qualcomm, Putting Hostile Takeover in Doubt

According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $0.83, while the High earnings estimate is $0.98.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter past year was $0.83. Global X Management Co. When looking at the investment recommendation on say a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell), NXPI is given a 2.80 while 2.00 placed for CZZ.

Markets Eintracht Frankfurt go third with victory over RB Leipzig
Author: 0 Eintracht Frankfurt go third with victory over RB Leipzig

Hundreds of fans left the terraces shortly before kick-off and occupied the area behind the pitch with banners which carried messages such as "No to Monday night football", delaying the start of the match for six minutes. A late tackle by Leipzig's Naby Keita on Makoto Hasebe sparked a scuffle involving several players but the pair got away with a lecture after tempers cooled.

Markets Modi inaugurates Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit, top business leaders pledge investments
Author: 0 Modi inaugurates Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit, top business leaders pledge investments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, in a tweet, praised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's leadership, saying that "the state's progress journey has got a strong impetus". "Tourism is a multiplier for growth". One of them will be constructed in Uttar Pradesh. The Prime Minister said, Rs Rs We have former Mauritius President, PM Sir Aniroodh Jugnauth and investors from across the globe at the summit.

Markets Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is building a €30million clock inside a mountain
Author: 0 Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is building a €30million clock inside a mountain

But his most quixotic project may be the "10,000 year clock", in which he is funding the construction of a clock in the West Texas desert that's created to keep time for millennia. If you're the world's richest man, there must be a temptation to splash out on the odd little treat - like a 500ft clock inside a mountain which goes cuckoo every 1,000 years.

Markets Lloyds profits climb 24% to record £5.3bn
Author: 0 Lloyds profits climb 24% to record £5.3bn

Hargreaves Lansdown senior analyst Laith Khalaf says: "The Government's auto-enrolment programme is now largely in the rear view mirror, which means Lloyds will have to pinch these new [pensions] customers off someone else, so it will have to sharpen up its toolkit".

Markets AT&T to operate 5G testing lab in Austin
Author: 0 AT&T to operate 5G testing lab in Austin

I guess we will be able to live stream 4K 360 degree content from our smartphones! With higher speeds and lower latency rates, our mobile 5G network will eventually unlock a number of new, exciting experiences for our customers. Additional spectrum bands will be utilized for 5G later on. Telecommunications experts estimate that 5G speeds will be about 10 times faster than 4G, which is presently the mobile standard.

Markets Unemployment rises for first time in United Kingdom since 2016
Author: 0 Unemployment rises for first time in United Kingdom since 2016

The jobless rate in the United Kingdom inched up from its lowest level of 4.3% in more than four decades in December to 4.4%, against analyst consensus of the unchanged unemployment rate. Average earnings including and excluding bonuses grew 2.5% each on a yearly basis in three months ended December. Job vacancies were up by 24,000 to a record 823,000.

Markets Want a Ride? Uber's New Service Says Take a Walk
Author: 0 Want a Ride? Uber's New Service Says Take a Walk

The Express POOL launch brings a change to the current Uber POOL model that's created to make for more direct routing, with easier pickups for drivers and fewer annoying deviations from the route for riders thanks to two key actions Uber is asking riders to help out with: Walking and waiting.

Markets First Airbus A350-1000 enters service with Qatar Airways
Author: 0 First Airbus A350-1000 enters service with Qatar Airways

When compared with the previous A350-900, the new A350-1000 features 44 extra seats, with a two-class cabin of 46 award-winning Qsuite business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, featuring 80-inch fully-flat beds and 22 inch HD in-flight entertainment screens.

Markets Alabama police officer killed in shooting, suspect also dead
Author: 0 Alabama police officer killed in shooting, suspect also dead

As he was establishing a police cordon, he was struck by a bullet fired by Hollie, who had barricaded himself inside the property. It was not immediately determined whether gunfire from police caused Hollie's death or whether it was a self-inflicted wound that ended his life.

Markets Walmart shares plummet 10% as online sales disappoint
Author: 0 Walmart shares plummet 10% as online sales disappoint

Cowen & Co upgraded Walmart Inc . The stock of Walmart Inc . (NYSE: WMT ) or 25,350 shares. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, May 16 by Deutsche Bank. Towle & Co sold 1.92M shares as Destination Maternity Corporat (DEST)'s stock declined 31.47%. WALTON JIM C had sold 2.12 million shares worth $166.15M on Wednesday, August 30.

Author: 0 Walmart holiday quarter profit falls, comparable sales beat estimates

NE trimmed its position in shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) by 7.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. (NYSE:V). Hodges Management reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $12.30 million activity.