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Economy

Czech voters re-elected their Russia-friendly president on Saturday, dealing a defeat to a center-left candidate who had pledged to reverse a growing tide of euroskepticism in the region. Zeman has also been lukewarm toward the European Union, calling himself a federalist and saying he supports membership in the bloc while also favoring holding an in-or-out referendum, like the one that has led to Britain's impending exit.
  • Iberiabank Corp Buys 2657 Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. (COST)

    Economy

    Intersect Capital LLC boosted its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale by 143.4% in the second quarter. The institutional investor held 15,872 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.18 million, up from 11,305 at the end of the previous reported quarter.
  • Reba McEntire becomes first music star to play KFC Colonel

    Reba McEntire becomes first music star to play KFC Colonel

    Economy

    In commercials starting next week, McEntire dons the Colonel's famous white suit and black tie, but with a twist. For the first time, KFC's Colonel Harland Sanders is being played by a woman, whether she admits it or not. "I swear I'm not a famous woman." she sings on. "I thought the transformation was really amusing", said McEntire, who will appear in the ads until the end of April.
  • Local gas prices rise to 4-month high

    Local gas prices rise to 4-month high

    Economy

    States with the highest average gasoline prices: Hawaii ($3.36), California ($3.22), Alaska ($3.11), Washington ($2.94), Pennsylvania ($2.87), OR ($2.81), Nevada ($2.76), NY ($2.74), CT ($2.73) and New Jersey ($2.67). The statewide average on Monday was $2.55, slightly below the national average of $2.58. "This year, gas prices are nine cents more than they were on January 1, a possible indication that prices in 2018 will likely be more expensive than last year".
  • Holidaymakers can pay to bag the best sunbed

    Holidaymakers can pay to bag the best sunbed

    Economy

    The initiative will be available at three Thomas Cook own brand hotels from the end of February. " Choose Your Favourite Sunbed " is the new trail starting next month whereby, three hotels will allow holidaymakers to pre-pay €25 to guarantee use of the same sun-lounger throughout their holiday .
  • EasyJet boss takes pay cut to show gender balance commitment

    EasyJet boss takes pay cut to show gender balance commitment

    Economy

    The budget airline said Lundgren took the helm on 1 December on an annual salary of £740,000, but is now reducing it to the £706,000 McCall was on when she left last summer to take up the top job at ITV . "EasyJet's pilots (and cabin crew) salaries and other pay is collectively agreed and negotiated with the trade unions, which means that the pay rates are exactly the same for men and women".
  • Analyst Research and Ratings: Amarin Corporation plc (AMRN), Gogo Inc. (GOGO)

    Economy

    The P/S ratio for Amarin Corporation plc is 7.27. The stock traded as high as $4.49 and last traded at $4.04, with a volume of 2027600 shares traded. About 518,429 shares traded. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.18 Billion however its outstanding shares are 271.56 Million. The third largest holder is Oppenheimerfunds, Inc., which now holds $26.39 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 2.18% of its market capitalization.
  • Volkswagen conduct toxic air tests on monkeys to promote

    Volkswagen conduct toxic air tests on monkeys to promote "dirty diesel"

    Economy

    Germany's largest car-manufacturing group funded scientific experiments on people testing nitrogen dioxide, a gas found in exhaust fumes, according to local media. Both have distanced themselves from VW's practices. However it does admit that the EUGT did carry out animal testing. "We believe that the scientific methods used to conduct the study were wrong and that it would have been better not to undertake it at all", Volkswagen said in a statement on Monday.
  • Blue Granite Capital LLC Acquires 819 Shares of Amazon.com, Inc

    Economy

    The stock decreased 3.14% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $1.54. About 922,307 shares traded. H2O Innovation Inc. (CVE:HEO) has 0.00% since January 29, 2017 and is. Shares for $697,038 were sold by WILKE JEFFREY A on Tuesday, August 15. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Amazon.com by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter.
  • Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) Sees Strong Trading Volume After Analyst Upgrade

    Economy

    The insider now holds 25,000 shares of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc . Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Shares of ESIO moved downward with change of -9.40% to its 50-day Moving average. The company shares sank -5.12% from their peak of $27.72 and now has a $860.01 million market value of equity.
  • Why Mnuchin's remarks about U.S. dollar sparked concerns

    Why Mnuchin's remarks about U.S. dollar sparked concerns

    Economy

    Treasury secretaries . Q: What's been the policy of recent administrations concerning the dollar? "What I said was actually very even-handed and consistent with what I said before". While a strong dollar is conventionally viewed as good for the American economy, a weaker currency can help exporters as goods are comparatively cheaper in foreign markets, and it also boosts the bottom line of USA multinationals when their sales in local currencies are converted to dollars.
  • Paul Ryan Says He'll Donate Funds Linked To Steve Wynn Group

    Paul Ryan Says He'll Donate Funds Linked To Steve Wynn Group

    Economy

    The company says it is committed to operating with the "highest ethical standards and maintaining a safe and respectful culture". Wynn's resignation comes after a day of questions directed at McDaniel and other prominent Republicans about how the party would handle Wynn's role, his personal donations and his fundraising efforts given the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
  • Panera issues recall on cream cheese product

    Panera issues recall on cream cheese product

    Economy

    Recalled 2-ounce varieties of Panera cream cheese are - Plain Cream Cheese, Reduced-Fat Plain Cream Cheese, Reduced-Fat Chive & Onion Cream Cheese, Reduced-Fat Honey Walnut Cream Cheese and Reduced-Fat Wild Blueberry Cream Cheese. Panera says there have been no reported illnesses. The varieties include Plain, Reduced-Fat Plain, Reduced Fat Chive & Onion, Reduced-Fat Honey Walnut, and Reduced-Fat Wild Blueberry Cream Cheeses.
  • Spirit Realty Capital, Inc (SRC) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts

    Economy

    Honeywell International Inc decreased its stake in Aecom (ACM) by 6.86% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meritage Portfolio Management acquired 63,647 shares as Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN)'s stock rose 6.44%. Wells Fargo Mn has invested 0% in Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. Moreover, Parkside Fincl Bank Tru has 0% invested in Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (NYSE:SRC) recently ticked lower on strong volume.
  • Indian shares hit record high before econ survey; bonds, rupee flat

    Indian shares hit record high before econ survey; bonds, rupee flat

    Economy

    Key indices Sensex and Nifty touch all-time high ahead of the Economic Survey which will be presented on first day of the Budget Session of the Parliament, which is scheduled to be start on January 29. Stocks of mortgage lender HDFC Ltd rallied 2.66 percent after the company today reported over two-fold jump in its consolidated net profit at Rs 6,677.06 crore for the third quarter ended December 2017.
  • Kabul military base hit by explosions and gunfire

    Kabul military base hit by explosions and gunfire

    Economy

    Six gunmen were killed by Afghan security forces. "They are under siege by our forces", Waziri added. In his address to the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Trump had said on Friday that his administration was committed to ensuring that Afghanistan never becomes a safe haven for terrorists.
  • Instagram Model Jen Selter Kicked Off American Airlines Flight by Police

    Instagram Model Jen Selter Kicked Off American Airlines Flight by Police

    Economy

    However, a male attendant told Selter that she had to sit down, which led to the two having a heated altercation. A spokesperson for the airline said: "Ms. She says "I was being sarcastic" when an air steward claims the model said she would like to leave the plane. "They don't want you to fly on their plane today".
  • First Solar (FSLR) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

    Economy

    It worsened, as 48 investors sold First Solar, Inc. shares while 83 reduced holdings. Mersana Therapeutics Inc had 3 analyst reports since July 24, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Hold" rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 18. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, November 17 by Mizuho. Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from First Solar, Inc.
  • 4 killed as bus plunges into canal

    4 killed as bus plunges into canal

    Economy

    The bus, that fell into Ghogra Canal, was going from Shikarpur in Nadia district to Malda. Several people are trapped inside the vehicle and divers at the spot to rescue them. The bus was passing through a bridge and rammed through the railing before plunging into the canal. Saumik Hossain, Youth Trinamool Congress leader, Murshidabad, however, said: "The accident occurred due to fog".