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Another necessity during and after Hurricane Harvey was shelter, and according to the Attorney General's Office, the former Robstown Best Western was charging three times its regular rates on the weekend that Harvey made landfall. The lawsuits, filed in state district courts in the counties where the alleged violations took place, also hinted that additional action can be expected.
  • United Kingdom inflation jumps again as petrol pushes prices higher

    United Kingdom inflation jumps again as petrol pushes prices higher

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    The benchmark consumer-price index rose 3.36% from a year earlier, quicker than July's 2.36% increase. Sterling rose 0.8 per cent to $1.3268 in morning trading after figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed prices rose 2.9 per cent in August, compared with a 2.6 per cent rise in July.
  • Amazon's Price Cuts at Whole Foods Increased Customers by 25 Percent

    Amazon's Price Cuts at Whole Foods Increased Customers by 25 Percent

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    The traffic data is a sign Amazon can succeed in the brick-and-mortar world, the report said. Bloomberg first reported the statistics on Monday. Amazon is readily looking for other ways to boost sales , such as by putting Whole Foods' private-label line, 365 Everyday Value, on Amazon.com. Web sales of Whole Foods branded products totaled about $500,000 in the first week, according to One Click Retail's estimate.
  • Should Investors Take a Bite out of The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)?

    Should Investors Take a Bite out of The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)?

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    Riggs Asset Managment Co. Edge Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in Home Depot, Inc . That represents a quarterly year/year change in revenues of 0.06 in sequential terms, the HD saw sales decline by 0.18. In order to reach an opinion and communicate the value and volatility of a covered security, analysts research public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and the customers of a company, typically in an attempt to capture the findings for a ...
  • Apple Inc. (AAPL) Shares Sold by Horizon Investment Services LLC

    Apple Inc. (AAPL) Shares Sold by Horizon Investment Services LLC

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    About 14.26M shares traded. PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since September 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $146.00 price objective on shares of Apple in a report on Monday, September 4th. As per Wednesday, October 21, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital.
  • India's factory output rises, so does inflation

    India's factory output rises, so does inflation

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    The UK's Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rate - the key measure of inflation - was 2.9% in August, up from 2.6% in the previous month, according to the Office for National Statistics . However, items such as cereals and products, meat and fish, oils and fats became cheaper at inflation prints at 3.87 per cent, 2.94 per cent and 1.03 per cent, respectively.
  • The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

    The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

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    Coca Cola Co now has $198.57B valuation. The stock had opened the regular trading at $46.35 and managed a 0.48% price change to reach $46.52 through the close. The firm has "Buy" rating by Vetr given on Friday, August 28. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, June 7. The stock of Synopsys, Inc.
  • Analyst Commentary On Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

    Analyst Commentary On Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

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    It has underperformed by 7.03% the S&P500. CARROLL DAVID M had sold 27,582 shares worth $1.47 million. Therefore 0 are positive. WFC has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Van Cleef Asset Managementinc accumulated 9,686 shares. 60,970 were reported by Aspiriant Ltd. Finally, Advantage Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Wells Fargo & by 0.3% in the first quarter.
  • Knight Transportation, Inc. (NYSE:KNX) Closed 9.4% Above Its 50 Day Average

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    Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 16,096 shares in the company, valued at $575,432. It was reported on Sep, 11 by Barchart.com . For the past 5 years, Knight Transportation, Inc .'s EPS growth has been almost 9.4%. Six analysts have issued estimates for Knight Transportation's earnings.
  • Irma ravages Caribbean, US prepares for devastation

    Irma ravages Caribbean, US prepares for devastation

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    Scott flew over the Keys and says he saw a lot of flood damage and boats that had washed ashore. Irma's top sustained winds are 35 miles per hour (55 kph), and it is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour (24 kph). "It's a worst-case scenario for Florida on the west coast", said FEMA Administrator Brock Long. "But we may see home heavy rain and tornadoes as well".
  • Sociedad Quimica y Minera SA (SQM) Upgraded by Citigroup Inc. to Neutral

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    The stock's Average True Range (ATR) is now 1.53. Sociedad Quimica y Minera has decreased its dividend by an average of 9.7% annually over the last three years and has increased its dividend annually for the last 3 consecutive years. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. will post $1.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Additionally the company announced a dividend which will be paid on Monday the 25th of September 2017.
  • North Korea's Kim celebrates 'great victory' of nuke test during banquet

    North Korea's Kim celebrates 'great victory' of nuke test during banquet

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    The draft was circulated among Security Council members on Wednesday. "We are done trying to prod the regime to do the right thing, we are now trying to stop it from having the ability to do the wrong thing", she added. Later that day he fired off another tweet suggesting that the U.S.is considering "stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea".
  • Could Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Recover After Forming a Bullish Double Top?

    Could Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) Recover After Forming a Bullish Double Top?

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    Jefferies Group has a "Buy" rating and a $47.00 price objective on the stock. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of CMCSA in report on Friday, January 13 to "Buy" rating . Hl Fin Lc stated it has 8,863 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. North Star has 0.31% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Since March 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $12.52 million activity.
  • Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Stake Increased by Ingalls & Snyder LLC

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    It is down 254.28% since September 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.37% the S&P500. Bb&T Corp sold 9,393 shares as Abbott ( ABT)'s stock declined 3.42%. The rating was reinitiated by BTIG Research on Wednesday, June 21 with "Buy". As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the shares of ABT in report on Tuesday, March 14 to "Market Perform" rating.
  • Audi R8 V10 RWS - the first rear-drive production Audi

    Audi R8 V10 RWS - the first rear-drive production Audi

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    Audi claims that the R8 V10 RWS will be brought over in "small quantities", so expect just a fraction of those 999 units to show up in American showrooms. The limited edition model unveiled at Frankfurt is the first rear-wheel-drive R8 variant and is designed for "purists". Acceleration is dulled slightly compared to all-wheel drive models, the R8 RWS managing 0-100km/h in a still-brisk 3.7sec (Spyder 3.8sec) on its way to a top speed of 320km/h (Spyder 318km/h).
  • JJ Abrams Will Direct Disney's 'Star Wars IX'

    JJ Abrams Will Direct Disney's 'Star Wars IX'

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    J.J. Abrams is officially making a triumphant return to the " Star Wars " franchise after writing and directing 2015's " The Force Awakens ". Rian Johnson wrote and directed the second film, " The Last Jedi ", which hits theaters December 16.
  • Gardaí Search Those Responsible For Dublin Shooting

    Gardaí Search Those Responsible For Dublin Shooting

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    The confrontation continued onto the street and Nugent was shot a number of times. He was not in the house at that time. "But we do know that immediately after the shooting that a vehicle sped off from the area here from Wheatfield Avenue onto Collinstown Road".
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts

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    Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc increased Monsanto Co New (Call) (MON) stake by 105.21% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Wedbush upgraded the shares of CMG in report on Thursday, January 5 to "Neutral" rating. Citigroup maintained Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc . Shares of CMG have sank -33.89% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has dropped -35.68% in that time.
  • Three weeks to clear 130-tonne fatberg blocking Victorian sewer

    Three weeks to clear 130-tonne fatberg blocking Victorian sewer

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    A massive operation to remove the record-breaking berg from the Victorian sewer system will take three weeks. Engineers are battling a 143-ton so-called " fatberg " of diapers, fat and oil that is clogging up a sewer in London . Fatbergs - congealed fat which clumps together with other waste products to form concrete-style blocks - are becoming increasingly problematic in sewers across the United Kingdom, particularly in London .
  • PR firm accused of divisive South Africa campaign taken over

    PR firm accused of divisive South Africa campaign taken over

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    Ashurt has picked up a key advisory role as stricken PR agency Bell Pottinger today collapsed into administration. Last week, Public Relations and Communications Association stripped Bell Pottinger of its membership after it found its campaigns fanned racial divisions in the country at the behest of the Gupta-owned Oakbay.