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Walmart raises starting wages, expands benefits

Walmart raises starting wages, expands benefits The company is also creating a new benefit to assist employees with adoption expenses. Big news for Walmart (NYSE: WMT ) employees comes out of Bentonville, Arkansas today as the company announces plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S.to $11. [Full Article...]

Proposed law would impose huge fines for credit reporting agency data breaches

Proposed law would impose huge fines for credit reporting agency data breaches The bill would impose potentially significant fines against companies like Equifax , TransUnion, and Experian if their cyber security fails to ward off hackers trying to obtain sensitive data. Warner, who is the vice chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, said if credit reporting agencies can't protect consumer data, they shouldn't collect it. [Full Article...]

Woman returns 'dead' Christmas tree to California Costco in January

Woman returns 'dead' Christmas tree to California Costco in January If this Reddit post is to be believed, it wasn't the first time Costco has issued a refund for a Christmas tree after the holidays. California Woman Returns Christmas Tree For A Refund She showed up at Costco and demanded a full refund because her tree was dead. [Full Article...]

Domino's Pizza CEO to step down in June

Domino's Pizza CEO to step down in June Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Guggenheim reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $230.00 target price on shares of Domino's Pizza in a research note on Friday, October 13th. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.96 EPS. equities analysts expect that Domino's Pizza will post 5.78 EPS for the current year. [Full Article...]

Marks & Spencer suffers sales fall in 'mixed' Christmas trading in UK

Marks & Spencer suffers sales fall in 'mixed' Christmas trading in UK Tesco announced in a statement this morning that its third-quarter like-for-like (LFL) sales in the United Kingdom and Ireland had grown 2.3 percent. Tesco said United Kingdom like-for-like seasonal sales rose by 1.9% with "record sales and volumes" in the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day. [Full Article...]

Giant recalls orange cream bars, ice cream bars

Giant recalls orange cream bars, ice cream bars On January 5, Fieldbrook Foods Corporation issued a voluntarily recall for a limited number of cases of orange ice cream bars sold at just two retailers - Tops and Meijer. Listeria is a foodborne, disease-causing bacteria which invades and grows best in the central nervous system among immune-compromised individuals, causing meningitis and/or encephalitis (brain inflammation). [Full Article...]

Man takes poison at BJP office, dies

Man takes poison at BJP office, dies He cited losses incurred due to demonetisation and GST as the cause for his taking the extreme step. The man, Prakash Pandey, had consumed poison at a janta darbar in Dehradun. After hearing the news of Pandey's death, Trivendra Singh Rawat immediately rushed to the hospital and declared that government was ready to inquire about the death of transporter. [Full Article...]

Fox in Talks to Buy 10 TV Stations From Sinclair

Fox in Talks to Buy 10 TV Stations From Sinclair The stock increased 3.10% or $1.075 during the last trading session, reaching $35.775. About 848,544 shares traded. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) has risen 9.31% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It also reduced its holding in Allergan Plc by 1,845 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 53,578 shares, and cut its stake in Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR). [Full Article...]

Time Warner INC (TWX) Position Lifted by Empyrean Capital Partners Lp

The institutional investor held 2.67 million shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $273.69 million, up from 2.21 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. 14,408 were accumulated by Northern Mgmt Ltd Liability. 21,894 are held by Rockefeller Serv. Australia-based Macquarie Gru Limited has invested 0% in Evans Bancorp, Inc. [Full Article...]

Louisiana Dept. of Revenue to start accepting state tax returns January 29

Louisiana Dept. of Revenue to start accepting state tax returns January 29 That's on top of funding cuts that have already left the agency unable to keep up with many of its service demands, Nina Olson , the National Taxpayer Advocate , wrote in her office's annual report to Congress . The IRS will have to update its systems, publish new forms and publications, revise regulations, train employees on the new tax law and answer taxpayer questions about it. [Full Article...]

Ford Faces Class-Action Lawsuit For F-Series Super Duty Diesel Emissions

Ford Faces Class-Action Lawsuit For F-Series Super Duty Diesel Emissions The reveal basically shows that Ford has got a powerful diesel engine to offer thus making it plausible for the Ranger Raptor to run on the same mill. "Ford's advertising of these Super Duty pickups is littered with over-the-top promotion of fuel economy and so-called "cleanest ever" power", Berman said. [Full Article...]

HMRC forces Apple Europe to pay £136m extra in tax

HMRC forces Apple Europe to pay £136m extra in tax Apple has been forced to pay the United Kingdom £137m in back taxes following an "extensive audit" by HMRC , according to the tech giant's accounts. "Last year we spent almost £2bn with British suppliers and, all told, our investment and innovation now supports over 300,000 jobs up and down the country". [Full Article...]

New York City sues five oil companies over climate change

New York City sues five oil companies over climate change The companies are BP Plc, Chevron Corp, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. The City's move is among the most significant divestment efforts in the world to date. De Blasio also said NY has filed a lawsuit against the five largest investor-owned fossil fuel companies as measured by their contributions to global warming. [Full Article...]

Pinnacle Family Advisors LLC Buys 2035 Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has risen 75.34% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.37% the S&P500. Jfs Wealth Advisors Llc decreased Berkshire Hathaway Inc Del (BRKB) stake by 3,319 shares to 128,854 valued at $23.62 million in 2017Q3. [Full Article...]

Betting On Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) ?

About 4.76 million shares traded. Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) has risen 6.68% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% the S&P500. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Thursday, February 18 with "Overweight" rating. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, July 26 by Maxim Group. [Full Article...]

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPW) EPS Estimated At $0.35

It has underperformed by 8.81% the S&P500. Verisign Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRSN) had an increase of 1.5% in short interest. Bankshares Of Ny Mellon stated it has 4.03M shares. 120,000 are held by Driehaus Capital Management Ltd Liability Com. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 3.5 percent. (NYSE:MPW). Moreover, Ameriprise Finance has 0.01% invested in Medical Properties Trust, Inc. [Full Article...]

McDonald's (MCD) PT Set at $190.00 by Goldman Sachs Group

STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE:STM) has risen 191.28% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.50% the S&P500. Janney Montgomery Scott Llc decreased Mcdonalds Corp ( MCD ) stake by 2.13% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. [Full Article...]

Analysts See $0.55 EPS for Nucor Corporation (NUE)

The past five years have seen AK Steel Holding's margin expand, due to a 22.31% average growth in net income surpassing a 0.26% average growth in revenue, indicating that that the previous revenue growth has been acompanied by a growing portion translated in to earnings. [Full Article...]

Court orders North Carolina to re-draw Republican voting map

Court orders North Carolina to re-draw Republican voting map This is the first time a federal court has negated a congressional map because it was gerrymandered with political intent, The New York Times reports. The judges have given lawmakers until January 29 - approximately three weeks - to file a new map with the court so that it will be in place before the 2018 midterm elections. [Full Article...]

Holes in US-Mexico Border Create 'Big Problems with Human, Drug Smuggling'

Holes in US-Mexico Border Create 'Big Problems with Human, Drug Smuggling' Before he does, Trump will attempt to make a deal with Democrats over DACA and border security. The president has recently requested $18-billion to build a border wall with Mexico and is still facing resistance from Democrats who want the status of undocumented children addressed first. [Full Article...]


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