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The move could impact as many as 11,000 employees. Earlier in the day Wal-Mart said it would raise entry-level wages for US hourly employees to $11 an hour in February as it benefits from last month's major overhaul of the USA tax code. In a news release, Romeoville Village Manager Steve Gulden said "This came as a surprise to us as Sam's has demonstrated a strong sales increase each year since opening".
  • United Kingdom pledges to cut all avoidable plastic waste by 2042

    United Kingdom pledges to cut all avoidable plastic waste by 2042

    Economy

    It will also aim to make sure all plastic packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable, increase the collection and recycling of plastic packaging and increase the recycled content to drive demand for recycled plastic material. Our Environment Plan sets out how over the next 25 years we will radically reduce the waste that is choking oceans and rivers, cleanse our air of toxic pollutants and create new habitats for our most precious wildlife to thrive.
  • Express Scripts Holding (ESRX) VP Sells 3448 Shares of Stock

    Economy

    Edmp Inc decreased Express Scripts Hldg ( ESRX ) stake by 23.79% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. Analysts await InterDigital, Inc.
  • Big Yellow Group (BYG) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital

    Big Yellow Group (BYG) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital

    Economy

    The stock has a market capitalization of $1,710.00 and a PE ratio of 2,142.00. Gocompare.com offers an online service that enables consumers to compare the prices and features of products. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 56% are positive.
  • Girl Scout Cookie sales begin February 3

    Girl Scout Cookie sales begin February 3

    Economy

    If you're not in the San Jacinto area, however, there are plenty of ways to give back while getting your cookie fix this year. The program runs through March 25. Abilene's troops are members of the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. In 1922, the organization's cookie recipe and business plan were shared and in 1925 the scouts' S'mores recipe was first published.
  • Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) vs. Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

    Economy

    By tracking previous views SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) also in plain sight to attract passive investors, shares in most recent trading session surged 0.04% after traded at $109.68. The rating was maintained by Scotia Capital on Friday, January 20 with "Sector Perform". Its up 0.01, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. Sold All: 74 Reduced: 637 Increased: 619 New Position: 107.
  • 100th satellite launch a landmark: Rajnath Singh

    100th satellite launch a landmark: Rajnath Singh

    Economy

    The launch marks ISRO's first mission in 2018. The PSLV-C40 successfully launched three satellites of India, besides 20 customer ones into designated orbit with textbook precision from Satish Dhawan Space Centre , Shar, Sriharikota in SPSR Nellore district on Friday.
  • IDC reports the PC market's first quarterly growth in six years

    IDC reports the PC market's first quarterly growth in six years

    Economy

    The market, which includes desktops, notebooks, and workstations, grew by 0.7 percent over the holiday season previous year. Q4 shipments were 0.6% up on Q3. "The fourth quarter results showed some potentially encouraging headway against the hard environment in retail and consumer PCs", said Jay Chou, research manager with IDC's Personal Computing Device Tracker.
  • Deontay Wilder to defend world title against Luis Ortiz

    Deontay Wilder to defend world title against Luis Ortiz

    Economy

    Ortiz was fined $25,000 (£18,497) but not banned from the sport as the World Boxing Council said the Cuban took the drugs for high blood pressure. The fight will be Wilder's seventh defence of the WBC heavyweight world title. When their November fight was canceled, Wilder instead faced late replacement and mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne in a rematch and knocked him out in the first round, fulfilling his promise to take out his anger at Ortiz on Stiverne.
  • Ford Motor Company (F): Examining the Technicals

    Economy

    It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500. First Republic Investment Management Inc increased General Mtrs Co (GM) stake by 12.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. 91 funds opened positions while 271 raised stakes. The hedge fund run by William Michaelcheck held 20,093 shares of the public utilities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $643,000, down from 107,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter.
  • International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM)

    Economy

    About 2.26 million shares traded. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500. Papp L Roy & Associates increased its stake in Stryker Corp (SYK) by 5.34% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vanguard Grp holds 63.31M shares. Herndon Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of International Business Machines by 39.0% during the 2nd quarter.
  • Investors Sell Schlumberger (SLB) on Strength (SLB)

    Economy

    The institutional investor held 1.24M shares of the catalog and specialty distribution company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.26M, down from 1.26 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Therefore 65% are positive. Bank of America had 103 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was initiated by DA Davidson.
  • Suspect In Deadly Fake 911 Call Formally Charged

    Suspect In Deadly Fake 911 Call Formally Charged

    Economy

    Barris placed a report of a murder and hostage situation with the Wichita police following a dispute between two Call of Duty players over a lost match. Prosecutors allege he made a call from Los Angeles on December 28 with a fake story about a shooting and kidnapping at a home in Wichita; responding police officers fatally shot a man at the home.
  • India Eases Foreign Investment Rules To Push Growth

    India Eases Foreign Investment Rules To Push Growth

    Economy

    Until now, FDI of up to 49 per cent was permitted in both sectors, but beyond 49 per cent, government approval was required. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet approved a proposal to allow foreign airlines to take up to a 49% stake in national carrier Air India, which New Delhi wants to privatize.
  • Holiday Retail Sales Up in 2017

    Holiday Retail Sales Up in 2017

    Economy

    The U.S. Department of Commerce confirmed on Friday what retailers have been hinting at since Christmas - that the holiday season gave them a much-needed lift, fueled by strong demand for home goods and electronics, and a surge in online purchases.
  • Sizzling Stock Touches New Recent High: The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW)

    Economy

    Insiders have sold a total of 1,658,531 shares of company stock valued at $77,397,901 over the last 90 days. Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ:MITL) has risen 10.16% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. Fukoku Mutual Life invested 0.04% of its portfolio in The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW ). Granite Invest Prtnrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 311,973 shares.
  • NY Sen. Klein Denies Claim That He Forcibly Kissed Staffer

    NY Sen. Klein Denies Claim That He Forcibly Kissed Staffer

    Economy

    Vladimer told the Huffington Post that after being unable to maintain her composure, she left the bar and went to her friend's house at 4 a.m. and told her friend and her friend's fiance about the incident while crying. The senator, incumbent Jeff Klein, 57 years old, is a Democrat like Ms. Biaggi. Klein said he didn't kiss Vladimer and staffers interviewed for the memo said they didn't see Klein kiss Vladimer.
  • Paige Will No Longer Wrestle for WWE Due to Neck Injuries

    Paige Will No Longer Wrestle for WWE Due to Neck Injuries

    Economy

    Paige had just returned to WWE in late November after a seventeen month absence due to a neck injury she suffered in June of 2016. Multiple sources said that the leader of Absolution is likely to be moved to a non-physical role with the company moving forward following the results of her latest medical tests.
  • Mattel, Inc. (MAT) Trades Cheap While Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) is Overvalued

    Economy

    Tiaa Cref Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Team Inc (TISI) by 29.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hhr Asset Management Llc acquired 5,260 shares as Tesla Inc ( TSLA)'s stock rose 14.18%. Envestnet Asset Mgmt has invested 0% in Team, Inc. Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd holds 252,790 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ubs Asset Americas Incorporated has invested 0.88% of its portfolio in Visa Inc.
  • Catalyst among newsprint producers slapped with U.S. countervailing duties

    Catalyst among newsprint producers slapped with U.S. countervailing duties

    Economy

    But groundwood from Canada is subsidized and being dumped at below market value, according to US manufacturer North Pacific Paper Co., also known as Norpac. "This additional cost resulting from these tariffs will be significant, and yes, they will directly impact us locally here in Jacksonville, Florida, just like any other local newspaper in America", Nusbaum said.
  • Economic Buzz: US Manufacturing PMI Accelerates Further

    Economic Buzz: US Manufacturing PMI Accelerates Further

    Economy

    December's reading indicates the sixteenth consecutive month of expansion in manufacturing, as readings over 50 points denote expansion. The production index gained almost two points to 65.8 per cent, while new orders surged 5.4 points to 69.4 per cent, the strongest since January 2004 and marking seven straight months above 60.