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Futures little changed after Dow, Nasdaq hit records

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.4 percent, ending at 2,271. FedEx's fell 2.5 percent after reporting earnings that fell fell short of Wall Street's forecast as expenses rose. SPILLED CEREAL: Cheerios maker General Mills said its profit slumped 9 percent during its latest quarter and the company lowered its outlook for the year as it tries to win back customers. Read More »

Subdued outlook hurt General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) stock sentiment today

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General Mills had a net margin of 10.33% and a return on equity of 33.82%. The mean revenue estimate for the ongoing quarter ending Dec 16 is $15.84B by 14 analysts. Following the release of its second quarter earnings results and its conference call with analysts and investors, shares of General Mills opened in negative territory and stayed there through midday activity. Read More »

Marines donate thousands of holiday toys to Salvation Army

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Morgantown's three Wireless Zone locations have partnered with Toys For Tots for the fourth year in a row. After fundraising completed, a team of Orbus employees visited local businesses to shop for toys that would fit the needs of the Toys for Tots program, gathering and packing into large boxes in the lobby of the Woodridge facility. Read More »

Cuomo, de Blasio aides spar on Twitter amid deer drama

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The mayor had claimed on the radio Friday morning that it would be more "humane" to put down the love-struck buck that swam across the the East River to Harlem looking for a mate. The Harlem Patch that the deer "was captured Thursday after vaulting a fence into the nearby Polo Grounds Towers public housing development". Cuomo's spokesman said he had directed the DEC to "offer assistance to the city to transport and find a new habitat for it immediately". Read More »

Cyrus Mistry Vows To Continue Fight Against Tatas

Mistry "ceased to be a director and consequently chairman of the company with immediate effect", Tata Teleservices Maharashtra, the listed unit of Tata Teleservices, said in a stock exchange filing on Wednesday. - About 93 percent of shareholders in the Indian outsourcing giant who cast their vote were in favour of removing Mistry. Wadia also said he has already sent notices for defamation to Tata Sons for "carrying on a personal vendetta against me for not toeing their line". Read More »

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) (LON:EOG) Broker Roundup

Jefferies Group set a $25.00 target price on Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 18th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton upped their price target on Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) shares now have a mean rating of 2.20 while 7 analysts have recommended the shares as "BUY", 6 commented as "OUTPERFORM" and 10 commented as "HOLD". Read More »

Quest Diagnostics says hackers obtained protected health information of 34000 patients

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It also said that there was no indication that any of the information had been misused. Company officials said that Florida was affected by the hack and that 11,000 Floridans' personal information might have been compromised. The data breach was reported to law enforcement officials. Quest Diagnostics has notified affected individuals via mail and established a dedicated toll-free number to call with questions regarding this incident. Read More »

Asahi's €7.3bn deal for AB InBev's central and eastern Europe business

In addition to the popular Pilsner brand Asahi will pay 50pc above the expected price tag to pick up Poland's Tyskie and Lech beers as well as Hungary's Dreher and Ursus from Romania. Asahi said that the acquisition of the brands complement its Western European business besides consolidating its business platform and enabling it to grow sustainably across the continent. Read More »

Titans of new industry spring $1 billion clean energy fund

Gates added. USA venture-capital equity financing has fallen for new energy and other clean technology companies, to $2.2 billion this year through September, from $5.7 billion in 2011, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. The group came into being as a climate-change sceptical White House prepares to come into office. Its focus is broad, and will include transportation, electricity, manufacturing, buildings and agriculture. Read More »

Trump presidency: Rick Perry tipped to be energy secretary

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Joyce said Perry is 100 percent qualified and fit for the job, despite Perry saying during a 2011 GOP presidential primary debate that he would nix the Department of Energy altogether if he was elected. Politico reports that Perry has been a favorite for conservatives for the role , seeing him as someone who will bring reform in the department that has focused on clean energy and reducing fossil fuel dependence under the Obama administration. Read More »

Bromley boy Matt Terry HAS the X Factor

At the end of the show, when the other contestants piled on stage to congratulate Matt , eagle-eyed viewers were convinced that he and Freddy kissed and expressed their thoughts on Twitter . "You are now part of that chapter". You deserve this opportunity. You were incredible as well. "This is an important record". At the time of writing, Matt is the narrow favourite of the pair to win but it's INCREDIBLY close. Read More »

North Korea 'attacks' South's presidential office

Kim watched with binoculars as North Korea´s special operation forces conducted an exercise aimed at "destroying specified targets of the enemy", including the Blue House, the North´s KCNA news agency said. " We strongly condemn it ". President Park Guen-hye was impeached on Friday after weeks of mass protests over accusations her closest confidante had unauthorized access to the highest levels of government. Read More »

Canadian actors Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds get Golden Globe nominations

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During their original marketing campaign for Deadpool , the movie focused on Christmas, New Years and even Valentine's Day. The character had cancer and some of the people that this character resonated with were sick kids. She died a year later. Not only is Ryan Reynolds relishing the moment, but so are his fans who have supported the actor and Deadpool since the very beginning. Read More »

Bomb threat prompts jet to land at JFK Airport

Officials were searching the plane late Monday night. The crew was informed of the threat, and the pilot diverted the aircraft to JFK. Chron.com reports the plane departed from Houston at 7:30 p.m. PAPD, NYPD, JTTF have all determined this is most likely unfounded, but they are going to have to offload all passengers and interview them and screen luggage. Read More »

Fox approaches Britain's Sky for takeover

People familiar with the matter said the Murdochs had pounced after Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June has sent the pound down about 14 percent against the US dollar and Sky's share price tumbling. It was rejected by Sky's directors for undervaluing the company. "As you know, 21st Century Fox were the founders of our business and have always been an extremely supportive shareholder and backer of Sky". Read More »

Tata Steel UK's unions 'to progress towards' closure of pension scheme

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Chatterjee added that Tata Steel UK has developed a long-term investment plan to make the business more competitive in the future. That raised fears the plant would close if Tata couldn't find a buyer, eliminating 4,000 jobs. "This proposal comes eight months after Tata announced their original intention to sell their United Kingdom steel assets". " Tata Steel UK today reached an agreement with trade unions on a number of proposals that would structurally reduce risks and help secure a more ... Read More »

Judge to hold hearing on stopping Wisconsin recount

The recount ended in Barron County on Monday night after 22,671 ballots were recounted by hand. U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith has stopped the recount of 4.8 million ballots cast for president in MI, concluding there's no real evidence of foul play and there's no valid reason to continue the recount. Read More »

European Central Bank adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

The ECB purchases, which have been running since March, 2015, pump freshly created money into the banking system in hopes of increasing weak inflation and boosting growth. Japan's Nikkei stock index was up 0.6 per cent, up 2.4 per cent for the week in which the dollar gained 0.6 per cent against the yen. On top of that, the shared euro currency could be facing serious political turbulence. Read More »

Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump

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But Chuck Jones , the head of the union at the plant, says hundreds of jobs are still being sent to Mexico. But that is a much more hard photo op than the sympathetic worker who just found out he won't have to spend the holidays looking through "Help Wanted" ads. Read More »

Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote

They were: Viola Desmond (1914-1965); E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913); Elizabeth (Elsie) MacGill (1905-1980); Fanny (Bobbie) Rosenfeld (1904-1969) and Idola Saint-Jean (1880-1945). I am inspired, as a black Canadian woman", said Afua Cooper, the James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, told Al Jazeera. Read More »

European Union leaders urge for calm after Renzi's loss in Italy referendum

A presidential palace official, Ugo Zampetti, told reporters that Mattarella would begin consultations Thursday with the heads of Parliament's two chambers, as well as with former President Giorgio Napolitano. Ultimately, it will be up to Mattarella to decide whether Parliament should be sent packing early. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is expected to formally tender his resignation this evening in the wake of an unsuccessful referendum vote on Sunday. Read More »

Amazon store lets you shop, walk out without lines

It is now being tested by Amazon employees at the location at 2131 7th Ave., near Amazon's offices, but will open to the public in early 2017 , the company said. The mammoth retailer calls the system the "world's most advanced shopping technology", similar to that used in self-driving cars. Customers do need an Amazon account , a supported smartphone and the Amazone Go app. Read More »

Oil falls on production cut skepticism

Crude-oil prices were lower Tuesday for the first day since OPEC agreed last Wednesday to limit its production. Analysts, meanwhile, forecast United States crude inventories fell by one million barrels last week. In reply to a query, Pradhan said that both the Indian oil industry and government were for including oil and gas products within the ambit of the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) that would be beneficial for the energy market. Read More »