• United Kingdom economy weaker in 2016 than previously estimated
United Kingdom economy weaker in 2016 than previously estimated

Business investment fell over the three month period to December 2016, dropping 1% to £43.5bn, meaning the overall rate for the year declined by 1.5%. This was the result of statisticians downgrading growth during earlier periods of past year. This dragged down the annual rate from two per cent to 1.8 per cent.

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  • France's Fillon overtakes centrist Macron in election ratings
France's Fillon overtakes centrist Macron in election ratings

The raids came about as Le Pen is visiting Lebanon meeting with President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri to talk about the migrant crisis and the Syrian civil war. Nevertheless, the allegations against Le Pen have been drowned out by a fake jobs scandal engulfing her conservative rival Francois Fillon. "I want to take part in th...

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  • Mike Smyth: MSP cut doesn't match government's pre-budget hype
Mike Smyth: MSP cut doesn't match government's pre-budget hype

On the eve of a provincial election, Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong tabled a balanced budget for the fifth consecutive time Tuesday in the BC legislature. British Columbia and Quebec are the only two provinces in Canada that have posted surpluses in the past few years. The government is also raising the income threshold for MSP exemptio...

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  • Burger King owner to buy Popeyes chicken chain for $1.8bn
Burger King owner to buy Popeyes chicken chain for $1.8bn

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. For the week, the stock is performing 11.17%. While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $78.99. Price Target is an important factor while doing analysis of a stock. If the company has a ratings score of 1, this would represent a Strong Bu...

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  • Azerbaijan's arms imports 20 times higher than Armenia's in 2012
Azerbaijan's arms imports 20 times higher than Armenia's in 2012

Despite staggering figures in the Middle East, which includes a 245 per cent increase in the imports of arms by Qatar, Iran, which is under an arms embargo, received only 1.2 per cent of total arms transfers to the region, the report said.

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  • Patriots' MIchael Floyd sentenced to jail after extreme DUI plea
Patriots' MIchael Floyd sentenced to jail after extreme DUI plea

The court-directed alcohol program will require Floyd to serve a certain number of educational hours, which will be determined after a screening. The extreme DUI charge wasn't the only one he was facing, but six additional charges were dropped when he put in the guilty plea .

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  • Cisco Systems' (CSCO) Underperform Rating Reiterated at Credit Suisse Group
Cisco Systems' (CSCO) Underperform Rating Reiterated at Credit Suisse Group

According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Cisco Systems, Inc.is 11.41 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 11.97 Billion. Excluding the divestiture of the SP Video CPE business, revenue declined by 2% year over year. Following a recent rally, Cisco's share price is now trading around the highest level since 2007. The remaini...

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  • Michael Flynn quits as national security adviser
Michael Flynn quits as national security adviser

Flynn had eroded to the point that [Trump] felt he had to make a change". She highlighted troubling reports that Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed sensitive national security matters this past weekend as patrons at the president's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida looked on.

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  • Bridge Report Finds Nearly 56000 Bridges Still Need Attention
Bridge Report Finds Nearly 56000 Bridges Still Need Attention

Almost 56,000 bridges nationwide, which vehicles cross 185 million times a day, are structurally deficient, a bridge construction group announced Wednesday. Black says the data shows 28 percent of bridges (173,919) are over 50 years old and have never had any major reconstruction work in that time. "It is outdated, overused, underfunded and in desp...

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  • Teva Pharma Q4 Profit Beats Estimates; Reaffirms 2017 Non-GAAP Guidance
Teva Pharma Q4 Profit Beats Estimates; Reaffirms 2017 Non-GAAP Guidance

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited's revenue was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter past year. However its lowest revenue estimates are $6B and highest revenue estimates are $6.42B. "We are here to fix what is not working, we will leave no stone unturned", interim CEO Yitzhak Peterburg said on Monday after the company reported higher than ex...

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  • 'Fifty Shades Darker' movie review; Erotic flick that went totally wrong
'Fifty Shades Darker' movie review; Erotic flick that went totally wrong

Fifty Shades Darker stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the lead roles, supported by Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Bella Heathcote. There's some really bad news in store for EL James fans. "Actively tiresome and astoundingly flaccid", the review continues, "the monotonously dreary, everlasting humdrum BDSM fan fiction franchise can ne...

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  • Trump attacks McCain over criticism of outcome of Yemen raid
Trump attacks McCain over criticism of outcome of Yemen raid

That prompted White House spokesman Sean Spicer to call out McCain, saying Wednesday that anyone critical of the raid "does disservice to the life of Chief Ryan Owens" - which, of course, isn't true, either. He also said a Yemeni call for a halt to US special operations is "not true". "Just look at the mess our country is in - bogged down in confli...

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  • Utah now ranks 14th nationally in solar industry jobs
Utah now ranks 14th nationally in solar industry jobs

In Texas, there are 9,396 solar jobs and more than 260,000 solar jobs in the nation. Employers polled in the census expect another 10 percent increase this year, for a total of 286,335 solar workers. The census found that 9 percent of solar-industry workers nationwide are veterans, compared with 7 percent of the overall USA workforce. ...

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  • Ryanair profits see surprise fall in third quarter as Brexit bites
Ryanair profits see surprise fall in third quarter as Brexit bites

The low-priced airline said fares had fallen by 17% to an average of €33 per passenger in the last three months of 2016 as it expanded in European markets. Ryanair still expects to see a modest increase in profits for the current financial year but said this "heavily depends on the absence of any unforeseen security events".

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  • Wall Street Poised to Profit Under Trump
Wall Street Poised to Profit Under Trump

The two executive actions would not take effect immediately, but rather ask federal agencies to review options to cancel existing or proposed regulations, a senior White House official told reporters in a briefing Thursday. "We expect to be cutting a lot out of Dodd Frank, because frankly I have so many people, friends of mine, that have nice busin...

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  • Australia-US refugee deal remains alive
Australia-US refugee deal remains alive

In return, Australia would take refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. But White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said , despite the President's misgivings about the "dumb" deal , it remained alive. Rucker said Trump " didn't let diplomatic niceties get in the way of how he felt about that refugee policy ", and tbh, we're not sure ...

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  • Mexico border wall to be finished in 2 yrs - DHS secretary
Mexico border wall to be finished in 2 yrs - DHS secretary

Kelly, who will oversee the wall's planning and construction, said that the Trump administration officials "already have the authority" under existing law to start the project. After an global backlash caused by President Trump barring travel into the USA from seven majority-Muslim countries, General Kelly defended his boss.

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  • Trump Adviser Peter Thiel Faces Scrutiny Over New Zealand Citizenship
Trump Adviser Peter Thiel Faces Scrutiny Over New Zealand Citizenship

Documents released by New Zealand officials and first reported by The New York Times on Wednesday confirmed that Thiel was granted special permission to become a citizen after he pledged to "devote a significant amount of my time and resources to the people and businesses of New Zealand".

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  • Indian techies, students in United States could face tough times
Indian techies, students in United States could face tough times

He said that most of the queries are from those who have completed three years in the U.S., after which an H1B visa extension is required, and those who are approaching the six-year period and are unsure about whether they will get a visa extension.

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  • Vodafone confirms talks about merger
Vodafone confirms talks about merger

The current market leader is Bharti Airtel with 33 per cent revenue market share. "It is inevitable now with high cost of managing telecom network", says Rajan Mathews, director general, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). The merger move is seen as a clear step by both companies to take on growing competition from rivals such as Bharti...

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