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Offices close for Christmas holiday

Because Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on Sunday, post offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2, the observed federal holidays. will be closed December 23-Jan. The News Bulletin will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Normal operations will resume Wednesday, Dec. Read More »

Stock Jumping Abnormally High: Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE)

They now have a Dollars 28 price target on the stock. BTIG Research assumed coverage on Duke Realty Corp.in a research note on Thursday, August 25th. Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE:KIM) now has mean rating of 2.50 while 4 analysts have commented the shares as "BUY", 5 recommended as "OUTPERFORM" and 12 commented as "HOLD". Read More »

NAR: Existing-Home Sales Increased For Third Straight Month In November

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Existing-home sales in the South rose 1.4% in November to an annual rate of 2.22 million, and they are 11.6% higher than November 2015 sales. USA home resales unexpectedly rose in November, reaching their highest level in almost 10 years, likely as buyers rushed into the market to lock in mortgage rates in anticipation of further increases in borrowing costs. Read More »

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Investor Notice: Investigation Announced

General Motors Co. has a 52-week low of $26.69 and a 52-week high of $37.74. Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Ford Motor Co.as $35.55 Billion in the Current Quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC now owns 14,217 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $179,000 after buying an additional 95 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Bosch Expected To Settle VW Dieselgate Suit For $300 Million

The settlements emerged out of lawsuits from auto owners and the U.S. Department of Justice after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen had fitted many of its cars with software to fool emissions tests. In reality, the vehicles emitted up to 40 times legally allowable particulate pollution levels. Many owners will also get the option of selling back, trading-in, repairing vehicles covered by the settlement, or terminating leases early, although the latter option would ... Read More »

Oil prices rise in anticipation of tighter 2017 market

Although, there has been a significant rise in the price of Oman crude, it remains almost 3 per cent less than last week, post-OPEC announcement to choke oil production. The US output levels will be an important focus, especially after the increase of just over 1.0% last week and speculation over a further increase in shale rigs in the short term. Read More »

Federal Financial Aid Pulled from Charlotte School of Law

The Department of Education maintains the ABA repeatedly found the Charlotte School of Law does not prepare students for participation in the legal profession. At issue is the school's low passage rates for the bar exam - just 45 percent this year - and the acceptance of unqualified students. The school also fails many students out, causing the Dept. Read More »

Walgreens Makes Bold Offer to Win Over FTC to Rite Aid Deal

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Walgreens said in October 2015 it would buy smaller peer Rite Aid for $9.4 billion to widen its US footprint. If approved, Fred's Pharmacy would become the third-largest drugstore chain in the U.S. "We are pleased to have found an experienced pharmacy operator for these stores", said Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina . Read More »

White House Indefinitely Bans Drilling in Large Swaths of Arctic, Atlantic

Last month, the Obama administration removed the Beaufort and Chukchi seas from its five-year offshore oil and gas leasing program but kept 10 potential lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and one in Alaska's Cook Inlet. "President Obama is doing a great disservice to this country by putting the demands of special interest activists above the interests of the American people", said Chris Warren, spokesman for the American Energy Alliance. Read More »

Lebanon announces new government under Saad al-Hariri

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri waves to journalists, shown before his election upon his arrival to the parliament building in Beirut, Lebanon, October 31, 2016. The country's complex power-sharing system stipulates that the president should always be a Maronite, Lebanon's largest Christian denomination. Armenians Avedis Gidanian of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) and former Minister of State for Administrative Development Jean Oghassabian are a part of the new Cabinet, ... Read More »

Lebanon unveils coalition government after a two-year wait

The new government will have "at the top of its list of priorities to preserve security against the fires ravaging our region", Mr Hariri said of the new line-up in a media conference on Sunday night. Hariri's father was Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, whose 2005 assassination was blamed on Hezbollah. Lebanon finally has a new government, a development which could help end more than two years of political deadlock in the country. Read More »

Deadline extended to sign up for Jan

Martha Lucia sits with an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she picks an insurance plan available in the third year of the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of the Americas on November 2, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Read More »

Yahoo suffers world's biggest hack

A report published by The New York Times suggests that the complete Yahoo data, with almost one billion records, could fetch up to $300,000 in grey market. That means most Yahoo users probably don't have anything to worry about, said J.J. Thompson, CEO of Rook Security. The answers you provided Yahoo may be in the hands of hackers, and if they get into your other accounts, they potentially have access to even more sensitive personal and financial information. Read More »

First Birth Using Previously Frozen Ovarian Tissue

Moaza Al Matrooshi, whose son was delivered at the privately-run Portland Hospital yesterday, told the BBC: "It's like a miracle". "We waited many years to see this". The case provides evidence that doctors could potentially restore fertility in these women by freezing their ovary tissue at a very young age, she said. Read More »

Yahoo hack: Have an account? Here's what you need to know

If Yahoo users and advertisers start deserting the company, that will reduce its value to Verizon. Mayer, for her part, "has been acting like it's business as usual" at Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif ., since the tech-and-telecom tie-up was announced in July, according to an insider close to the company. Read More »

Sumner Redstone leaving Viacom board after February meeting

Dauman eventually dropped his lawsuit as part of an agreement to leave the company, which controls Paramount, a global television empire that includes MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and other properties, with operations in 180 countries. Shari Redstone, Vice chairman of Viacom's board said in a statement that the firm is extremely energized by the procedure Viacom is seeking after under Bob's initiative, and additionally the determined diligent work and energy he has shown not just in his ... Read More »

Storm Clouds Gather Over Monte dei Paschi Cash Call as Deadline Looms

After the European Central Bank declined to extend the deadline, Monte Paschi chose to proceed with its 5 billion-euro capital raising plan this year, extending a debt-for-equity swap before proceeding with a share sale in the market. The bank had been hoping Qatar´s sovereign wealth fund will stump up 1 billion euros, but its latest statements make no mention of it. Besides a debt conversion offer, the ailing bank is looking for investors to take up new shares. Read More »

How Major League Baseball Could Help Make E-Sports More Relevant

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Today, League of Legends publisher Riot announced an unprecedented $US300 million ($411 million) deal with Major League Baseball spin-off streaming company BAMTech, who will handle LoL broadcasting. BAMTech will control all sponsorship and advertising in the future as they paid $300M to Riot Games to have these rights for future tournaments and events. Read More »

Rupert Murdoch Expands TV Empire With $14.6 Billion Sky Deal

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The agreement values Sky shares at £10.75 each - just less than £1 under the £9.85 they are now trading at on the London Stock Market - and the overall business at £18.5 billion. This isn't the first time Murdoch has tried to gain full control of Sky. The joint company succeeded where the two independent outfits had been failing, and BSkyB began buying up European spin-offs Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland before changing its name to just Sky in 2014. Read More »

British Airways Crew to Begin Strikes On Christmas Day

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The PPU said the industrial action could last indefinitely. In a statement, the airline said Unite's "calculated and heartless action is completely unnecessary" and that it would plan to ensure that all customers could travel "so that their Christmas arrangements are not ruined". Read More »

Facts verified in Santa's hospital visit story

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NBC affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn., WBIR 10News , says they have independently verified several critical details of this story, but have agreed not to publish those for the sake of privacy. "It all happened so fast", he recalled, saying he rushed over to the unnamed hospital with just his Santa suspenders. He confirmed. She called every hospital in East Tennessee, asking them the same question, but they all said they all said no, but Schmitt-Matzen said there is a reason why. Read More »

Man City confirms Gundogan's cruciate knee ligament injury

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But they got back on track by beating Watford 2-0 on Wednesday, giving the squad a lift as they prepare for Sunday's meeting with third-placed Arsenal. Another one is going to play and they are going to do as well as possible". With Gundogan now out of the picture, Yaya Toure's involvement is likely to increase. Read More »

RBI Governor Urjit Patel manhandled at Kolkatta airport by Congress workers

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Prior to his arrival in the city, the state's ruling Trinamool Congress party on Wednesday led a march to the central bank's Kolkata office to protest demonetization. He was shown black flags by Congress workers who were protesting against demonetisation. "I am satisfied that at last I got the opportunity to convey to him the collective views of the people of the entire country who are facing enormous problems", she said after the meeting. Read More »

Sell-side Predictions for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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Executives hold 0.19 percent of the stock. Shares of Apple Inc. Analysts may have different opinions on where a stock is headed. GLG LLC now owns 264,377 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $25,274,000 after buying an additional 15,553 shares during the last quarter. Read More »

Fed rate hike whacks gold

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Fed fund futures 0#FF: slid to imply an nearly 50 percent chance that the Fed will raise rates three times, with two hikes fully priced in already. Fresh economic forecasts, the first since Trump won the November 8 election on promises of tax cuts and increased infrastructure spending, showed policymakers shifting their outlook to one of slightly faster growth, lower unemployment and inflation just under the Fed's 2 percent target. Read More »

Cuba wants to pay off $270 million debt in rum

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Although, the European Union bars most pharmaceuticals from being used as payment. According to the Czech finance ministry, Cuba suggested this unusual option during recent negotiations. The country owes $276m (£222m) to the Czech Republic. That's because most of the debt is counted in Soviet rubles and must be converted into an existing currency. Read More »

Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF)

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The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $10. Finally, Axiom Securities reiterated a "sell" rating on shares of Cliffs Natural Resources in a report on Saturday, November 26th. Cliffs also owns 80.4% of Portman, an iron ore mining company in Australia, serving the Asian iron ore markets with direct-shipping fines and lump ore. Read More »

SkipTheDishes Sold To UK Online Food Delivery Company

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London-based Just Eat has more than 16.6 million customers and offers deliveries from 63,900 takeaway restaurants in over 10 countries. The online food delivery business is heating up, with incumbent Just Eat acquiring two of its competitors - one in the United Kingdom and one in Canada - whilst it faces increased competition from new entrants, such as Uber, Deliveroo and Amazon. Read More »