• RBS posts £7bn annual loss
RBS posts £7bn annual loss

Unite national officer Rob MacGregor says: "While banking habits have changed, we would urge RBS and the government to pause and reflect on the bank's current path, which risks cutting too far, by putting a moratorium in place on further branch closures".

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  • Korean Air Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Korean Air Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Korean Air's new 787-9 Dreamliner consumes 20% less fuel and releases 20% fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces. Korean Air is scheduled to introduce five 787-9 Dreamliners to its fleet this year with another five joining the fleet by 2019.

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  • Could another department store be closing in Charlotte?
Could another department store be closing in Charlotte?

J.C. Penney, which has 1,020 stores nationwide, said the stores identified for closure either require significant capital improvements to achieve brand standard, or are minimally cash flow positive. Penney also said that increased promotional activity and handing out more coupons weighed on its margins, which fell 1 percentage point to 33.1 percent...

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  • Unilever reviewing options after Kraft Heinz withdraws bid
Unilever reviewing options after Kraft Heinz withdraws bid

The company saw 14.41 million shares trade hands over the course of the day. Mrs May vowed previous year to devise a "proper industrial strategy" to defend United Kingdom companies from being snapped up by foreign firms. (NYSEMKT:BTI) as "STRONG BUY", 0 rated as "BUY" and 0 issued a "HOLD" rating. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$97.7...

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  • Burger King owner loves that chicken at Popeye's, paying $1.8 billion
Burger King owner loves that chicken at Popeye's, paying $1.8 billion

Carter said . BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen by 6.0% in the third quarter. (NYSE:JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) are the providers of the additional funds. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $72 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $56. They noted that th...

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  • Islamic State's 'Sinai Province' Releases Photos of Rocket Attack on Southern Israel
Islamic State's 'Sinai Province' Releases Photos of Rocket Attack on Southern Israel

A statement quoted by the Amaq news agency, one of ISIS' chief propaganda outlets, said "ISIS fighters yesterday attacked the residents of the Israeli Eshkol region with two Katyusha-type rockets, south of Palestine". "We do not let anything go without a response", he declared. Iron Dome rocket intercepting a missile from Gaza. Egypt is wag...

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  • Unilever says Kraft Heinz is biting off more than it can chew
Unilever says Kraft Heinz is biting off more than it can chew

The Share Centre's Ian Forrest thinks Kraft Heinz's decision to pounce on Unilever is likely driven by the weakness in sterling and the latter's fall in share price over the past six months. Pittsburgh-based Kraft Heinz itself was the product of a merger between the venerable ketchup and cheese makers two years ago. Kraft Heinz shares also ...

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  • Baltimore Nabs Three James Beard Nominations
Baltimore Nabs Three James Beard Nominations

Menomonee St. No one was more surprised than Chizuko Fukuyoshi, who opened the restaurant with her husband Shigeru more than 40 years ago after moving here from Japan. Also earning recognition this year: Elizabeth Degener of Cape May's Enfin Farms , a semifinalist for outstanding baker. Winners of the 2017 James Beard Media Awards will be anno...

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  • Yahoo paying small price for big hacks
Yahoo paying small price for big hacks

Still, Yahoo recently said it expected the deal with Verizon to close in the second quarter. But a series of cyber attacks that compromised more than a billion user accounts has led Verizon to reconsider how much it's willing to pay for the Sunnyvale, California, company's core Internet assets, including its search and e-mail features.

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  • Here are the most traveled structurally deficient bridges in Colorado
Here are the most traveled structurally deficient bridges in Colorado

That's good for second behind Iowa, which again led the annual report with 4,968, also an improvement for the state from past year. Pennsylvania landed the number two spot with 4,506 structurally deficient bridges, or 19.8 percent of their total bridges.

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  • China January consumer prices likely to rise modestly
China January consumer prices likely to rise modestly

Rural areas witnessed a slightly higher inflation rate at 3.4%, while in urban areas it was 2.9%. Because of the warm weather, vegetable prices remained largely stable last month. Discretionary spending on goods and services in the retail inflation index excluding food and fuel, which constitute 16 percent of the CPI basket, appear to have been w...

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  • China's kicks off 2017 with above-forecast trade numbers
China's kicks off 2017 with above-forecast trade numbers

However, Reuters's calculations showed China's overall oil demand growth has been easing during the last three years. Imports increased 16.7 percent, leaving a trade surplus of $51.35 billion. The yuan, or renminbi (RMB), is wallowing near eight-year lows against the greenback as a weaker Chinese economy and the prospect of better returns in the US...

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  • IEA increases 2017 global oil demand outlook
IEA increases 2017 global oil demand outlook

Analysts say continued production growth could cause OPEC members to rethink the current strategy. Meantime, these efforts were offset by increases from Iran , Nigeria and Libya that were permitted under the terms of the agreement. According to Bloomberg , Wall Street has been investing the most money in oil and gas companies in the U.S. since at...

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  • Spicer: No question that Trump 'respects the judicial branch'
Spicer: No question that Trump 'respects the judicial branch'

Last week, after his executive order was suspended by U.S. District Judge James Robart , Trump accused the "so-called judge" of potentially enabling terrorists, intimating that Robart would be personally responsible if an attack occurred on American soil after the ban was lifted.

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  • Greece May Need Further Debt Relief Despite Austerity Policy
Greece May Need Further Debt Relief Despite Austerity Policy

But it seems the fight has now moved into the IMF's own boardroom: in the statement, it said while most directors agreed Greece doesn't need further consolidation, some had called for a rebalancing of fiscal policy, primarily by broadening the number of people required to pay personal income tax and rationalising pension spending.

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  • Analyst EPS Estimates Scan: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc
Analyst EPS Estimates Scan: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc

When calculating EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at 9.20%. ( FOX ) managed to surpass quarterly earnings per share estimates in 8 of the trailing twelve fiscal quarters, and has a positive trend with an average surprise of 66%.

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  • Chapel Hill Water Is Safe To Drink
Chapel Hill Water Is Safe To Drink

Area hospitals continued to operate normally, despite the water shortage. "Do not use it under any circumstance", Orange County Health Director Coleen Bridger said at a news conference. The Orange Water and Sewer Authority reported Sunday that all its operations have returned to normal and its water storage tanks were full. Using water could re...

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  • Malaysia's January factory output decline slowest in 20 months - Nikkei PMI
Malaysia's January factory output decline slowest in 20 months - Nikkei PMI

The Indian manufacturing output increased during January on the back of rising order books, but failed to generate jobs in the sector, the research firm said. "Conditions for Australia's manufacturers remained positive in January despite easing from December's end-of-year surge", Ai Group chief executive Innes Willox said.

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  • DHS Secretary John Kelly Tours Texas Border with Gov. Greg Abbott
DHS Secretary John Kelly Tours Texas Border with Gov. Greg Abbott

There will be a multi-layered approach to building the wall - with a physical wall and part of the wall " you can see through because it will rely on sensors and technology ", Kelly said on Thursday. It may seem like he just took office, but one of President Donald Trump's most controversial campaign promises could come to fruition before the end o...

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  • US Federal Reserve upbeat on economy as interest rates held
US Federal Reserve upbeat on economy as interest rates held

Central bankers have been cautious about raising rates too quickly, and likely will tread cautiously as Trump shakes up U.S. policy, threatening to cancel trade pacts and impose new tariffs, criticizing trade partners and promising economic stimulus, tax cuts and slashed regulation.

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  • Daily Ratings & News for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
Daily Ratings & News for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

The Motley Fool recommends Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries . The score shows the rating on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1=strong buy and 5=strong sell. On average, equities analysts expect that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited will post $5.12 EPS for the current fiscal year. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, s...

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  • 100 years of yummy: Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years selling cookies
100 years of yummy: Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years selling cookies

There are more than 1,500 Girl Scouts in Richland and Lexington counties, and almost 20,000 statewide. For more information on where to buy cookies, visit the booth sale locator through the link included with this story on our website or download the Cookie Finder app on your mobile phone.

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  • Immigration Ban: Democratic Senators to Introduce Bills Overturning Trump
Immigration Ban: Democratic Senators to Introduce Bills Overturning Trump

While an inconvenience for waylaid passengers, the ground stops issued did not create the kind of chaos seen at US airports this weekend after Trump's immigration order. He said he had spoken with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly who told him that 42 people who had been detained at airports that fit under the court order issue...

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  • Is Alphabet Making Progress in the Cloud Space?
Is Alphabet Making Progress in the Cloud Space?

The company, however, posted a stronger-than-expected 22.2 per cent increase in quarterly revenue as advertisers spent more to reach an expanding user base that spends more time on smartphones and YouTube. The company's costs also tapped higher as it was invested in talent and the core business, according to CNBC . Advertising, a crucial part of...

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  • British PM splits from Trump on Russia sanctions
British PM splits from Trump on Russia sanctions

President, I think you confirmed that you are 100 percent behind NATO", May said at the press conference following her private meeting with the new United States president. "That's the point of a dialogue", she said. Prime Minister May called on a reporter from BBC News, who noted Trump's past statements about torture and banning Muslims and pu...

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  • Annual inflation at 1.5 pc comes in weaker than expected, dollar slumps
Annual inflation at 1.5 pc comes in weaker than expected, dollar slumps

The headline rate was also 1.5 per cent, marking the ninth consecutive quarter the annual rate has been below the bank's target band of 2 to 3 per cent. Today's data show prices for new housing rose 1.4% in the December quarter for an annual increase of 6.5%, the biggest yearly gain since September 2005.

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  • Rio Tinto to offload Hunter Valley coal assets to China's Yancoal
Rio Tinto to offload Hunter Valley coal assets to China's Yancoal

Yancoal also has an option to pay a single cash payment of $2.35 billion, Rio said . Rio Tinto has extracted a good price for its Hunter Valley coal assets according to analysts, who believe Tuesday's $US2.45 sale to Yancoal will allow Rio to further cut its gearing.

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  • Oil gains as USA stockpiles fall while IEA sees OPEC cutting
Oil gains as USA stockpiles fall while IEA sees OPEC cutting

An oil glut has depressed prices for more than two years. According to Birol, as crude oil prices recover, shale producers could expend their output by as much as 500,000 barrels per day. "The prospect of higher product prices - assuming that the cost of crude oil rises in 2017 - plus the possibility of a stronger U.S. dollar are factors behind...

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  • Women's March being held in St. Louis, other cities on Saturday
Women's March being held in St. Louis, other cities on Saturday

According to the march's viral Facebook event page , hundreds of thousands of women are expected to turn out for the event, which as the name suggests, is meant to be an inclusive protest for anyone in support of women's rights . Dismayed with the rhetoric of the campaign and disappointed in the outcome, Roberts said she feels the need to be a pa...

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  • China economy grew 6.7% in 2016
China economy grew 6.7% in 2016

The figures showed a 0.2 percentage point decrease in growth compared with 2015. Retail sales growth decelerated to 9.6% from 2015's 10.6%. Experts warned that the prospect of a trade war with the United States - a result of threats by incoming U.S.

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  • Kinder Morgan reports quarterly profit of $170 million
Kinder Morgan reports quarterly profit of $170 million

These holdings make up 56.44% of the company's outstanding shares. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Kinder Morgan by 5.4% in the second quarter. At the movement stock is under coverage by number of analysts. Analysts mean target price for Kinder Morgan, Inc . Wolfe Research started coverage on shares of Kinder Morgan in...

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  • Bank Of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz Gives The Loonie The Body Slam
Bank Of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz Gives The Loonie The Body Slam

The Bank of Canada is broadly expected to keep interest rates unchanged at 0.5 percent on Wednesday. Overall the central bank forecasts Canadian GDP growth of 2.1% in 2017 and 2018, which implies a return to full capacity around mid-2018.

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  • Why Apple Is Raising App Prices In UK
Why Apple Is Raising App Prices In UK

As consumer behavior continues to shift increasingly app-first, the Retrospective Report provides app market and category insights to better run mobile businesses. Three out of the top 5 apps of 2016 -Spotify, Netflix , and HBO NOW - based on worldwide iOS and Google Play revenue were all streaming apps. All that smartphone activity has done w...

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  • Lehigh Valley weather: Chance of freezing rain in the forecast
Lehigh Valley weather: Chance of freezing rain in the forecast

Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible. Northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Ice accumulations up to one-quarter of an inch could lead to scattered power outages. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. A 20 percent chance of snow after 5 p.m.

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  • Former Mexican President Lashes Back At Donald Trump On Twitter
Former Mexican President Lashes Back At Donald Trump On Twitter

Instead, he said the wall, not a fence , would likely require a reimbursement from Mexico once its construction is completed - a process he says could take a year and a half. "There's still a lot of concern in markets about the U.S. -Mexico relationship going forward, a lot of concern about NAFTA". "What's the difference?" Trump asked.

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