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Markets Budget puts BC on path towards universal child care program: Carole James
Author: 0 Budget puts BC on path towards universal child care program: Carole James

In other words, in trying to fix the housing problem in B.C., the NDP has come upon a remedy anticipated to provide almost $1.3-billion in tax revenue over the next three years. "Budgets are not only about the bottom line, they should be about people". The tax is expected to raise $1.9 billion per year, compared to $2.6 billion collected when MSP was at its highest rate in 2016-17.

Author: 0 Sell-Side Target Review on This Stock: bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLUE)

The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, April 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $37.44. The Company's segments include Timberlands; Real Estate, Energy and Natural Resources (Real Estate & ENR), and Wood Products. Cullen Cap Mngmt Limited Company has invested 2.79% in Cisco Systems, Inc.

Author: 0 Broward Sheriff: His office got 20 calls about suspect

Nikolas Cruz , a former student, is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla ., on Wednesday. "The caller provided information about Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behaviour, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting", it said.

Markets January Existing Home Sales: An Ominous Start to 2018
Author: 0 January Existing Home Sales: An Ominous Start to 2018

After last month's decline, sales are 4.8 percent below a year ago, the largest annual drop since August 2014, and their slowest pace since September. "We have hoped that the rise in rates motivates home buyers to act soon but the move in rates may have been so drastic that they are now waiting to see if rates start to make a move down", said Brian Surgener, a senior vice president at BBMC Mortgage in Lombard, Illinois.

Author: 0 Fed's Harker expects two United States rate hikes this year

Blue-chip index, Dow Jones industrial average, slipped -0.67% and Nasdaq slid -0.22%. The index was last up 0.31 percent at a one-week high. The Fed raised its projection for inflation from anemic levels, saying that core personal consumption expenditure index "would rise notably faster this year" from its 1.5% rate in December.

Markets NITDA counsels Nigerians on European Union data protection regulation
Author: 0 NITDA counsels Nigerians on European Union data protection regulation

Technology can only help GDPR compliance as part of a comprehensive process-driven approach. "I think it's the new currency". Invest in compliance management solutions to support continuous GDPR compliance . He offered three main suggestions for what companies should do. What do you need to change first? It's hard to do. In other words, map your data to determine which department is getting access to which data and for what goal.

Markets School security guard thwarts California student's shooting plot
Author: 0 School security guard thwarts California student's shooting plot

The student has been arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats and his brother was also arrested on suspicion of charges including possession of an assault weapon, import of high-capacity magazines, criminal storage of firearms and failure to register a personal handgun.

Markets Bitcoins for free? Japanese cryptocurrency exchange commits blunder
Author: 0 Bitcoins for free? Japanese cryptocurrency exchange commits blunder

The FSA also ordered all of the cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan to report on their safety measures and their hack preventive steps. It's not a great time for Japanese cryptocurrency exchanges. Considering the fact that Bitcoin has a market cap of just over $233 billion, that sell order really must have confused some traders for a bit. The registered exchanges will form a self-regulatory body from April, sources have told Reuters .

Author: 0 Gold falls further as higher yields prop up dollar

Futures on equity indexes in Japan and Australia declined. Boris Schlossberg, managing director of foreign exchange strategy at BK Asset Management, is eyeing the Fed meeting minutes on Wednesday as a significant catalyst for bonds. Shanghai's market reopens on Thursday after holidays. Sydney gained 0.1 percent, Singapore put on 0.4 percent and Seoul was up 0.3 percent. Data from the Labor Department showed that the consumer price index (CPI) climbed 0.5 percent from a month ago, higher ...

Markets Coal India lose monopoly as India opens coal mining to private firms
Author: 0 Coal India lose monopoly as India opens coal mining to private firms

Anil Agarwal, the chairman of India's largest miner and No. 1 iron ore exporter Vedanta (LON:VED), admitted his company is very keen to participate in the coal sector. West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh are the major coal bearing sates. However, the Minister of Coal and Railways, Piyush Goyal is bullish on the demand for coal mines/blocks that would be up for auctioning.

Markets Uber launches cheapest fares yet with Express POOL
Author: 0 Uber launches cheapest fares yet with Express POOL

UberPool has been popular with riders because of its relatively low fares, however, it has not been a particularly profitable endeavor for Uber. This week, Uber is formally launching a new type of carpooling service that aims to address issues such as ferrying multiple passengers to a variety of destinations.

Author: 0 Portland General Electric (POR) PT Lowered to $41.00

Davidson Investment Advisors raised its holdings in shares of General Electric (NYSE:GE) by 25.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Beacon Financial Group, which manages about $554.06 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Index Fds (VB) by 12,897 shares to 18,261 shares, valued at $793,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Markets The Coca-Cola Company (KO) - Active Stock Momentum
Author: 0 The Coca-Cola Company (KO) - Active Stock Momentum

Roof Eidam & Maycock decreased Price T Rowe Group Inc (TROW) stake by 56.78% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. As a company's earnings per share being to rise, so does their market value per share. (NASDAQ:DEPO). Pub Sector Pension Inv Board has 39,429 shares. (NASDAQ:DEPO). Gabelli Funds, a New York-based fund reported 38,600 shares. Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3.

Markets Is The Stock A Good Investment? Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)
Author: 0 Is The Stock A Good Investment? Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

About 6.75 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 1.69% the S&P500. State Treasurer State Of Michigan increased Applied Matls Inc ( AMAT ) stake by 69.42% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. TipRanks reveals that AMAT has a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating with 12 back-to-back buy ratings in the last three months. Therefore 100% are positive.

Markets These 3 cities will be the first to get real 5G
Author: 0 These 3 cities will be the first to get real 5G

Stay tuned and we'll update you on the other lucky cities that'll be part of AT&T's mobile 5G rollout. AT&T claims to be the first carrier to deliver mobile 5G, though Verizon has also made similar claims. Additional spectrum bands will be utilized for 5G later on. AT&T has said that the first 5G devices this year will be "pucks ", or mobile hot spots.

Markets Hackers Target Indian Lender Via Swift Transfers
Author: 0 Hackers Target Indian Lender Via Swift Transfers

Days after the Rs 11,400 crore fraud at PNB shook the country, private sector City Union Bank today said it suffered three fraudulent remittances of almost $2 million (about Rs 12.8 crore). N. Kamakodi, the Chief Executive Officer, said that it is a conspiracy that involved various countries. He further mentioned that we successfully retrieved/blocked money in two out of the three cases.

Author: 0 United States dollar rebounds ahead of government debt auctions

Meanwhile, holdings at the SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, rose 0.39 percent to 827.79 tonnes on Tuesday from 824.54 tonnes on Friday. The greenback remained supported against other major currencies despite sustained US deficit worries. However, Brent was last at $65.12, down 0.84 percent on the day, under pressure from a stronger dollar and a bout of profit taking.

Markets Walmart's Online Growth Slowed Dramatically Over the Holidays
Author: 0 Walmart's Online Growth Slowed Dramatically Over the Holidays

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Sky Investment Group LLC Purchases Shares of 2,050 Wal-Mart Stores Inc ( WMT )" was originally published by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. (NYSE: WMT ). Quantres Asset Mgmt reported 0.5% stake. Finally, Comerica Securities Inc. raised its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter.

Markets Wynn Resorts to progress with US, Macau projects: CEO
Author: 0 Wynn Resorts to progress with US, Macau projects: CEO

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) has risen 37.63% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.00% the S&P500. Point72 Asset Management L.P. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its up 2.00, from 0 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 0 investors sold ARRIS International plc shares while 1 reduced holdings.

Author: 0 Florida school shooting: Sessions orders 'immediate' review of Federal Bureau of Investigation

He slipped into the building, entered a stairwell and extracted a rifle from his bag, authorities said. The Broward County Sheriff's Office said a suspect was in custody. The first group of students will arrive in Tallahassee Monday evening. According to the agency's subsequent investigation, Cruz - who suffered from depression - was planning to "go out and buy a gun" and had placed "hate signs" on his book bag.

Markets A2 Milk and Fonterra partner
Author: 0 A2 Milk and Fonterra partner

Specialty dairy company A2 Milk has posted a record half-year profit on the back of surging demand for its infant formula. Across the financial board the company outperformed its prior results, with net profit after tax up 150% to NZ$98.5 million, which included the results of a reduced effective tax rate from 37% to 31% due to lower weighting of worldwide tax losses.

Markets Narendra Modi announces ₹20000 crore defence corridor for Bundelkhand
Author: 0 Narendra Modi announces ₹20000 crore defence corridor for Bundelkhand

Modi announced that out of the two proposed defence industrial corridors announced in the Union budget, one will be set up in the Bundelkhand region covering Agra, Aligarh, Lucknow , Kanpur, Jhansi and Chitrakoot. Chandrasekharan said Tata Consultancy Services wanted to increase its footprint in Uttar Pradesh. Mahindra also announced to invest Rs 200 cr in Varanasi in infrastructure projects.

Markets Lloyds Banking Group profit hits record £5.3 bn but misses estimates
Author: 0 Lloyds Banking Group profit hits record £5.3 bn but misses estimates

Net income rose 5% to £17.4bn, including an 8% increase in net interest income, boosted by a £430bmln contribution from the MBNA credit card business. During the year we successfully completed the second phase of our strategy with significant improvement in customer service, development of our market leading digital proposition including an open banking platform, targeted growth and delivery of Simplification savings ahead of target.

Markets IShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap (SCZ) Rises 0.023% for Feb 20
Author: 0 IShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap (SCZ) Rises 0.023% for Feb 20

Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 30,375 shares of the exchange traded fund's stock valued at $868,000 after acquiring an additional 1,680 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 1,438,060 shares of the company's stock valued at $104,950,000 after acquiring an additional 85,192 shares in the last quarter.

Markets BHP shares are getting hammered
Author: 0 BHP shares are getting hammered

It has outperformed by 20.71% the S&P500. Among 2 analysts covering BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. BHP Billiton (LON: BLT ) had its price objective decreased by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Therefore 44% are positive. Armadale Capital PLC had 39 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Sell" rating by Liberum Capital given on Wednesday, July 22.

Markets KFC cock-up continues, leaving United Kingdom fried chicken fans craving a fix
Author: 0 KFC cock-up continues, leaving United Kingdom fried chicken fans craving a fix

Others, like meat substitute maker Quorn , spotted an opportunity, with the company tweeting its offer of "Quorn Crispy Nuggets for a meat-free alternative". KFC was previously a client of Bidvest Logistics but has since swapped contract to enlist DHL for food deliveries. KFC is understood to have been warned about switching suppliers by the GMB trade union last October.

Markets Teacher Pay Raise Bill Heads to Governor as Walkout Looms
Author: 0 Teacher Pay Raise Bill Heads to Governor as Walkout Looms

The measure passed the Senate 27-6 Tuesday evening and was sent back to the House, which passed the bill at 8:53 p.m., sending the plan to Gov. Jim Justice to sign. "All it will do is infuriate teachers and service personnel, and it won't alleviate the actions on Thursday". "No. These folks are frustrated", she said.

Markets Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close
Author: 0 Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close

Walmart's shares fell Tuesday by $10.67 to $94.11, its biggest single-day drop in percentage terms since January 8, 1988. A pair of Dow components, UnitedHealth Group Inc. Still, U.S. e-commerce sales growth slowed to just 23%, down from 50% in the third quarter, as the company lapped its acquisition of Jet.com in the third quarter of 2016.

Markets William Hill fined £6.2m for accepting criminal money
Author: 0 William Hill fined £6.2m for accepting criminal money

Executive director Neil McArthur said; "This was a systemic failing at William Hill which went on for almost two years and today's penalty package...reflects the seriousness of the breaches". "We have also committed to an independent process review and will work to implement any recommendations that emerge from that review", said Philip Bowcock, the chief executive officer of William Hill .

Markets BC Issues Formal Challenge Against Alberta's Wine Ban
Author: 0 BC Issues Formal Challenge Against Alberta's Wine Ban

In addition to this trade challenge, the Province is supporting B.C.'s wine industry by proclaiming April as B.C. Wine Month. "Alberta's actions threaten the livelihood of the families that have worked so hard to build B.C.'s world-class wine industry", Ralston said.

Markets Technical Roundup On Two Stocks - Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), Arconic Inc. (ARNC)
Author: 0 Technical Roundup On Two Stocks - Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), Arconic Inc. (ARNC)

It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500. Federated Investors Inc decreased its stake in Cardiovascular Sys Inc Del (CSII) by 46.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Calculating the market cap is easy. It offers threat detection and prevention solutions, including network security products; email security solutions; endpoint security solutions; and content security products; and security management and orchestration products, such as Central Management System, ...