• White House official says there's been no discussions about firing Rod Rosenstein
White House official says there's been no discussions about firing Rod Rosenstein

President Trump calls it a " Witch Hunt ", but the Justice Department on Friday strongly defended special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. Earlier Friday, Sessions himself broke with Trump, going off-script during remarks about human trafficking to praise his deputy, declaring that Rosenstein - along...

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  • Analyst Stance On Two Stocks: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), CA, Inc. (CA)
Analyst Stance On Two Stocks: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), CA, Inc. (CA)

Mengis Capital Management Inc sold 10,349 shares as the company's stock declined 2.47% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 113,435 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $8.73 million, up from 106,720 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

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  • Seeking closer ties, Qatar to expand base used by USA troops
Seeking closer ties, Qatar to expand base used by USA troops

The Qatari defense minister repeated the plans to make Al Udeid a permanent U.S. base during a meeting on Tuesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. Afghanistan , Iraq, Syria - these are all hotspots in the region. "We're the ones that keep your birds flying". Senior US officials have said Washington was ...

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  • Fujifilm to cut 10000 jobs at Fuji Xerox amid reorganization
Fujifilm to cut 10000 jobs at Fuji Xerox amid reorganization

Fujifilm and Xerox have long since had an established joint venture, also, called Fuji Xerox since 1962 with Fujifilm having owned 75% of that venture, according to NPR. Investor Carl Icahn had made Xerox to explore "strategic options", including making its joint venture with Fujifilm , and electing four new directors.

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  • U.S. appeals court gives victory to consumer finance agency
U.S. appeals court gives victory to consumer finance agency

The mortgage lender PHH Corp. brought a constitutional challenge to dismantle the bureau after it was hit in 2014 with a $109 million disgorgement order. The second highest court in the country overturned a ruling that would have deprived the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of independence. "We thus uphold Congress' choice", Judge Nina Pilla...

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  • Black unemployment jumped in January up from record low
Black unemployment jumped in January up from record low

Capitol. He noticed that the opposition wasn't joining in celebrating his triumph. "There was nothing to clap for, nothing to be happy about, nothing to smile about and nothing to be applauding about", said Rep. Of course, it's possible that African Americans who weren't actively looking for work before heard about the very low unemployment r...

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  • Sensex cracks over 839 points the day after Budget presentation
Sensex cracks over 839 points the day after Budget presentation

Market mood suffered another setback after Fitch Ratings said the high debt burden of the Government constrains India's rating upgrade. Then there are apprehensions that the government may not meet its fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent set for the next fiscal.

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  • Hot Stock for Investors: McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD)
Hot Stock for Investors: McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD)

Proficio Capital Partners LLC increased its holdings in McDonald's by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. increased its position in shares of McDonald's by 75.0% in the third quarter. ( MCD ) traded down $1.34 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $171.14. About 3.08 million shares traded or 0.02% up from the average. The company ...

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  • Verizon won't be selling Huawei phones, either
Verizon won't be selling Huawei phones, either

Credit: Tom's GuideThe U.S. carrier has chose to ditch plans to sell Huawei smartphones, including the Mate 10 Pro , Bloomberg is reporting, citing sources who claim to have knowledge of its plans. The committee's bipartisan report recommended that American companies should be barred from buying equipment from Huawei and ZTE . Those dev...

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  • How major USA stock indexes fared on Wednesday
How major USA stock indexes fared on Wednesday

The Dow Jones index is a measure of the value of 30 of America's largest public companies and the S&P 500 measures the 500 largest. US pending home sales (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/pending-home-sales-inch-higher-as-tight-inventory-stifles-housing-market-2018-01-31) rose 0.5% in December, the National Association of Realtors said Wednes...

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  • Samsung Q4 earnings close out 2017 at record high profit
Samsung Q4 earnings close out 2017 at record high profit

The firm's largesse has encouraged investors to hold shares despite concerns that the memory business may be peaking. The chips known as Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) are being specifically designed by Samsung to perfectly suit cryptocurrency mining.

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  • Credit Suisse Group Increases Hays (HAS) Price Target to GBX 210
Credit Suisse Group Increases Hays (HAS) Price Target to GBX 210

Provident Trust Co sold 16,571 shares as Pnc Financial Svs Grp (PNC)'s stock declined 6.38%. The Shelton Capital Management holds 109,522 shares with $9.96 million value, up from 98,822 last quarter. "Quarto Group ( QRT ) Earns Under Review Rating from Liberum Capital" was first published by Registrar Journal and is the sole property of of Registra...

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  • VW investigates 'diesel fume tests on monkeys'
VW investigates 'diesel fume tests on monkeys'

The New York Times said VW and other German vehicle makers used the European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector , known as EUGT, to conduct the research. It comes after Volkswagen's supervisory board called for an immediate inquiry into who ordered scientific tests in America in which monkeys were also exposed to...

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  • U.S. woman wants
U.S. woman wants "emotional support" peacock to fly with her

United Airlines said the unusual support animal violated their policy. As for Dexter , an update on his Instagram account noted that his "human friends" were driving him across the country. "He said, 'It's my service animal". In response, Delta is imposing new, stricter regulations around emotional support animals beginning March 1.

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  • Blackstone in talks with Thomson Reuters over $20bn financials unit
Blackstone in talks with Thomson Reuters over $20bn financials unit

Thomson Reuters said in a statement late on Monday that "it is in advanced discussions with Blackstone regarding a potential partnership in its F&R business". Thomson Reuters has confirmed the discussions but has not commented beyond that. Woodbridge held a roughly 63 per cent stake in Thomson Reuters as of October 31, 2017.

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  • The Slumping iPhone X Has Apparently Already Cost Apple Billions
The Slumping iPhone X Has Apparently Already Cost Apple Billions

It has been mentioned that even if Apple has an iPhone SE 2 in the roadmap, it may not sport features like Face ID , wireless charging or a full-screen design. The iPhone X looks unbelievable and many consider it one of the best phones of 2017 but it lacks a home button and does require a little time to get used to.

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  • Top male BBC earners agree to pay cut after gender gap furor
Top male BBC earners agree to pay cut after gender gap furor

The BBC acknowledged a lack of "clear pay frameworks" and a "lack of clarity and openness about the basis for pay decisions because of the absence of pay ranges for on-air roles". He urged those with pay grievances to share their stories and to not "write anonymously", adding: "We want to deal with it". BBC Women said in a statement: "The on-ai...

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  • Do you know how to trust a tax preparer?
Do you know how to trust a tax preparer?

Taxpayers can begin filing their returns electronically at the state's free web portal, www.revenue.louisiana.gov/fileonline , or through commercially available tax preparation software. Next year, with the new tax code in effect, you may owe less in taxes or see a bigger refund. Ask for a written disclosure. For example: one easy trick could pa...

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  • Airline CEO takes pay cut to support gender equality
Airline CEO takes pay cut to support gender equality

To show what he described as a "personal commitment" to "equal pay and equal opportunity for women and men", Lundgren has requested that the low-priced carrier's board cut his pay by £34,000 ($48,000) to £706,000. Alongside the initiative, rival airlines such as British Airways have introduced similar drives in an effort to remedy the marked gender...

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