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Starbucks rolls out 'unity' cup ahead of Election Day Starbucks rolls out 'unity' cup ahead of Election Day
- November 02, 2016

And, if you please, you can also sip on these classics at home because Starbucks' holiday blends, K-cups, and instants are now available in grocery stores. Staff at a Nottingham branch of the chain were unable to confirm exactly when the cups would start to be used, but the website countdowntoredcups.com claims to have had Wednesday, November 2 confirmed as the date. (more...)
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:HIG) Analyst Estimates
- November 01, 2016

The firm's revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. The firm has an EPS value of 7.25, resultantly displaying an EPS growth for this year at 1.60%. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $43.11, a fall of almost 5 percent in the last 12 months. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink . (more...)
Tesla Motors surprises with 3rd-quarter profit Tesla Motors surprises with 3rd-quarter profit
- October 31, 2016

Tesla , which previously reported revenue in a non-GAAP format, at the end of Q2 said that starting in Q3 its quarterly financial releases would "no longer include non-GAAP revenue and related financial metrics resulting from vehicles leased through our banking partners or that include resale value guarantees". (more...)
Lions leaving comforts of home for visit to Houston Lions leaving comforts of home for visit to Houston
- October 31, 2016

He ranks 11th in passing yards per game, fourth in touchdowns, fourth in completion percentage and third in passer rating, and the Lions, of course, sit in third place in the NFC North. He kind of has a knack for that". After a 14-yard run by Miller, Alfred Blue took his first carry of the day to the house to give Houston the lead once again, 14-7. (more...)
LaGuardia runways reopen after Pence plane slide
- October 30, 2016

Shortly after the incident, Trump told OH rally-goers that Pence had been in in "grave, grave danger". "Governor Pence and everyone on board the plane is fine", a Pence spokesperson said in a statement. The pilot slammed on the brakes and passengers could smell burning rubber. The Federal Aviation Administration said, "A crushable concrete runway safety technology called an Engineered Material Arresting System stopped the plane". (more...)
Credit card use boosts MasterCard in 3Q Credit card use boosts MasterCard in 3Q
- October 30, 2016

Aetna's third-quarter earnings rose almost 8 percent to Wall Street forecasts, as cost cutting and a growing government business helped counter higher costs from its Affordable Care Act business. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $30.06 billion. Coke shares have decreased 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed nearly 5 percent. (more...)
Westbrook has 51 points, triple-double; Thunder beat Suns Westbrook has 51 points, triple-double; Thunder beat Suns
- October 30, 2016

Jeremy Lin, once the hero across town in Manhattan, starred in his home debut, finishing just an assist and rebound shy of a triple-double in the win . But in overtime, he put his head down and attacked the basket for the winning bucket. On Friday night , he went absolutely bonkers against the Phoenix Suns: 51 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. (more...)
Tesla Powerwall 2.0 leaks online ahead of solar roof reveal Tesla Powerwall 2.0 leaks online ahead of solar roof reveal
- October 30, 2016

A new version of Tesla's home battery product, the Powerwall 2, was also revealed at the launch event and will cost $5,500. Each tile has a small solar panel in it, which isn't easily visible from the street because of the angle of view - but when the sun shines down it shines directly onto that small solar panel. (more...)
Duterte's deference delights China but is questioned at home
- October 30, 2016

The announcement came during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to China where he sought economic support from the Asian giant and announced his "separation" from longtime ally the US. The criticism by del Rosario, a respected Asian diplomat, is among the strongest so far of President Rodrigo Duterte's publicly declared policy to back away from America, his country's longtime treaty ally, while reaching out to China and Russian Federation. (more...)
Families plead for answers in Australian theme park deaths Families plead for answers in Australian theme park deaths
- October 30, 2016

She also received criticism for claiming she'd spoken to all the family members only to have the mother of two of the victims say she hadn't heard from anyone at Ardent Leisure or Dreamworld . Police continue to investigate the scene of the accident, with the park's status as an active crime scene playing a role in Dreamworld abandoning plans to make Friday's memorial a public service. (more...)
OPEC talks production cuts at previously unannounced meeting OPEC talks production cuts at previously unannounced meeting
- October 30, 2016

A meeting of OPEC national delegates on Friday ended in a deadlock as Iraq and Iran disputed the data being used to allocate production cuts, officials said, Wall Street Journal‎ reported. suggest there has been a fall in oil inventories in the last two months. "I was very much encouraged by the statement made by Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation at the World Energy Congress on October the 10th in Istanbul", Barkindo said. (more...)
AT&T drops $85.4 billion on Time Warner buy AT&T drops $85.4 billion on Time Warner buy
- October 30, 2016

Donald Trump seemed to summon the ghost of "trust buster" Teddy Roosevelt Saturday, when he announced that he would have never approved of the proposed AT&T - Time Warner merger. ( AT&T , of course, will still have to strike such deals with entertainment conglomerates it doesn't own.) The combined company is also likely to lean more heavily on advertisements targeted at individuals based on their interests and personal details. (more...)
Nissan confirms decision to build new model in UK despite Brexit Nissan confirms decision to build new model in UK despite Brexit
- October 30, 2016

Production of the next Qashqai is expected to begin in 2018, meaning that this is a significant commitment on the manufacturer's behalf. "The support and assurances of the United Kingdom government enabled us to decide that the next generation Qashqai and X-Trail will be produced at Sunderland", Ghosn said. (more...)
Health law consumers face least choice in program's history
- October 29, 2016

They can compare prices. While many carriers are offering a choice of plan designs, most use a single prescription formulary and physician network across all their products, explained Pearson. Only one other company, Cigna, is planning to offer coverage in North Carolina, in five counties in the Raleigh area. The challenge now is how to make the Affordable Care Act work better. (more...)
CenturyLink, Level 3 Stocks Spike; Merger Of Equals? CenturyLink, Level 3 Stocks Spike; Merger Of Equals?
- October 29, 2016

Timothy Horan and Ray McDonough, analysts with Wall Street firm Oppenheimer & Co., said in a note to clients that they expected CenturyLink to be the surviving company, should the merger go forward. and Limelight Networks Inc. for fees from media companies to disseminate content on servers across the world. (LVLT) ended last trading session with a change of 10.55 percent. (more...)
UPS to Buy 14 Boeing 747 Freighters UPS to Buy 14 Boeing 747 Freighters
- October 29, 2016

Brendan Canavan, who heads UPS Airlines, says the aircraft are part of a "strategic investment for increased capacity". Boeing's slow-selling 747-8 received a huge boost Thursday with a firm order for 14 freighter versions of the big quadjets from UPS . (more...)
Swiss bank UBS in Hong Kong investigation for IPO work Swiss bank UBS in Hong Kong investigation for IPO work
- October 29, 2016

The investment bank's US Wealth Management arm enjoyed a record adjusted pre-tax profit of $367 million (£301.7 million), an increase of $80 million (£65.7 million) from the third quarter of 2015. UBS did not benefit from the same surge in investment banking revenues experienced by USA banks since its business is more geared towards equities in Europe and Asia, and Wall Street earnings were boosted by US bond trading. (more...)
Affleck tells 'kid brother' New Hampshire in video to vote Affleck tells 'kid brother' New Hampshire in video to vote
- October 28, 2016

And yes, we meant to say Boston Ben Affleck - his accent is pretty intense in the video. "So if you give a sh-t about women's rights, if you care about keeping the environment safe for future generations...then guess who's got your back in this election". (more...)
Australian theme park cancels opening 3 days after 4 deaths
- October 28, 2016

The Park will open at 11.00am and entry proceeds from the day will go to the Australian Red Cross . Ms Low was a New Zealand expat living in Sydney with her two children. The owner of the park, Ardent Leisure Group, said the ride had completed its annual mechanical and structural safety engineering inspection on September 29. (more...)
Twitter cuts 9 percent of its workforce worldwide
- October 28, 2016

Twitter is struggling to gain users, reporting the same amount of users - give or take - every Quarter, which is no doubt a concern for investors as well as the industry. "We have a clear plan, and we're making the necessary changes to ensure Twitter is positioned for long-term growth", he said. TWITTER , seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 per cent of its employees worldwide. (more...)
Comcast's Q3 Results Narrowly Beat Expectations, Driven by Rio Gains Comcast's Q3 Results Narrowly Beat Expectations, Driven by Rio Gains
- October 27, 2016

Consolidated operating income grew 11 percent to $4.4 billion. "The Rio Olympics were the most profitable and successful games in our history and demonstrated our ability to deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience through NBCUniversal together with Comcast Cable", he said. (more...)
Southwest Airlines revenue misses, expects fall in key metric Southwest Airlines revenue misses, expects fall in key metric
- October 27, 2016

The stock stands 6.34% above the average-price of 50 days and 4.27% compared with the SMA 20. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein began coverage on Southwest Airlines in a report on Monday, October 10th. Southwest's average fare per mile fell 4.9 percent. The Hedge Fund company now holds 79,042 shares of LUV which is valued at $3,145,081. This and bookings trend pushed down the airline's unit revenue 4.1 percent in the quarter. (more...)
Brother and sister dead, children lucky to escape, Australia theme park accident
- October 27, 2016

Roozbeh Araghi , left, and his partner, Luke Dorsett , were killed on the ride. "A lovely wife, mother and dear friend was killed today while enjoy [ing] what should have been a relaxing family holiday", one friend of Ms Low said in an online tribute. (more...)
Big retailers caught using Syrian refugee children in factories Big retailers caught using Syrian refugee children in factories
- October 26, 2016

Syrian refugee children are allegedly put to work in Turkish factories to make clothes for the United Kingdom outlets of Marks and Spencer, Asos, Zara and others. The owner said he had been working for Next and showed reporters a set of Next pyjamas he said the factory had helped produce. The companies conduct audits of the factories, but bosses were found to be cheating the system by making the Syrian refugees leave the factories and hide on the streets while the audits were taking place. (more...)
Pecaut Lowers stake in American Express Company (AXP) Pecaut Lowers stake in American Express Company (AXP)
- October 26, 2016

The company earned $7.80 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.70 billion. While it's normally bad news when a company's earnings per share to decline, investors were clearly relieved to learn that they hadn't dropped as far as analysts expected. (more...)