• 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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  • Detroit Auto Show: What You Missed
Detroit Auto Show: What You Missed

Volkswagen intoduced the new Tiguan at the auto show on January 9th. Honda Motor Co is working to expand production of SUVs for the US market, shifting production of the Acura MDX sport utility to a factory in OH to make room for additional production of higher volume Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline pickup trucks, Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo sai...

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  • Volkswagen Reveals Its New Version Of Tiguan SUV
Volkswagen Reveals Its New Version Of Tiguan SUV

This vehicle is 4.4 inches longer compared to five-passenger model and 10.7 inches longer than the previous Tiguan model. There is 215mm added to the overall length of the Tiguan including 110mm added to the wheelbase which allows the interior to accommodate an extra row of two seats or an additional 115 litres of boot space, according to Volkswa...

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  • Twitter bans 'pharma bro' Martin Shkreli for harassing journalist
Twitter bans 'pharma bro' Martin Shkreli for harassing journalist

Writer Lauren Duca reached out to Twitter head Jack Dorsey for help Sunday after Shkreli replaced his Twitter account's background and profile picture with various photos of Duca. Twitter told Gizmodo that Martin Shkreli's account had been suspended because of his unbecoming conduct with and harassment of Lauren Duca . Shkreli declined t...

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  • Petrol pumps drop threat to stop card payments today
Petrol pumps drop threat to stop card payments today

Petrol pumps have been protesting against various banks' move of levying 1 per cent transaction charge on the use of credit and debit card, after banks made a decision to put transaction (MDR) charge on them instead of consumers. "Our margins are fixed on a per KL basis and do not have any scope to absorb these charges". There are disputes about pu...

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  • Apple to invest $1 billion in SoftBank tech fund
Apple to invest $1 billion in SoftBank tech fund

Elaborating on the rationale of investment in the tech fund, Apple spokesman said that it would help in the development of technologies which in the long run will be useful for Apple . A few large global investors were also expected to participate in the fund. So according to this, the deal is not only beneficial to the Japan's company but als...

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  • Kim Kardashian Delivers Triumphant First Selfie of 2017
Kim Kardashian Delivers Triumphant First Selfie of 2017

Recently, Kim K shared a family video clip with personal moments. The pic shows Kim, lip ring in tow, holding up a peace sign with her mom, Kris Jenner, smiling in the background. "She had three months off and was able to spend an wonderful chunk of time with her kids and [husband] Kanye, and I don't think she would trade that in for anything, ...

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  • Is Microsoft working on a Xbox One-like feature for PC?
Is Microsoft working on a Xbox One-like feature for PC?

Fortunately, Microsoft is bringing this new feature to life along with the upcoming Windows 10 Creator Update this coming Spring. Meanwhile, the company is now busy finalizing things for the Windows 10 Creators Update , which is slated for expected this coming April 2017.

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  • Multi-mullion dollar jewelry heist takes place during NYE festivities in NYC
Multi-mullion dollar jewelry heist takes place during NYE festivities in NYC

Police suspect it is an inside job because the burglars didn't have to crack the safes open. The men broke into the KGK Holdings jewelry wholesaler at 70 W. Once they were inside, the suspects allegedly grabbed jewelry from two safes. A building worker said, "It's weird to me that they randomly tried that floor in this building".

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  • Residents encouraged to recycle Christmas trees
Residents encouraged to recycle Christmas trees

Residents who do not have curbside recycling can bring their Christmas tree to the Solid Waste Bureau between January 2 and January 13. Trees may be dropped off at Calloway's Nursery, 4940 S. Yard waste is collected on Thursdays from single-family residences on a Monday trash collection schedule and on Fridays from those with Tuesday trash coll...

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  • Home prices move up in October
Home prices move up in October

Home prices in the United States have been on the rise since they bottomed out in February 2012, and experts say improved domestic economic indicators mean it's unlikely they will begin falling anytime soon. San Francisco (up 0.6%) and Miami (up 0.5%) posted the largest month-over-month increases, while Chicago (down 1.1%) and NY and Detroit (down ...

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  • PM Modi To Visit Maharashtra Tomorrow For Shivaji Memorial !
PM Modi To Visit Maharashtra Tomorrow For Shivaji Memorial !

He also assured that businessmen making digital payments will receive income tax benefits. PM Modi lauded the government of Assam for their efforts to turn towards digital payments and transactions. "In the time of global slowdown, India is being seen as a bright spot with growth projected to be highest in the world", he said. He said, the report...

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  • Iran Air completes order for 100 Airbus planes
Iran Air completes order for 100 Airbus planes

Airbus said it anticipated that would begin conveyances in mid-2017. "So this agreement is also a significant first step in the overall modernization of Iran's commercial aviation sector". "We hope this success signals to the world that the commercial goals of Iran and its counterparts are better achieved with worldwide cooperation and collaboratio...

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