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Minnesota Soybean Crop Expected to be Record Size this Year Minnesota Soybean Crop Expected to be Record Size this Year
- April 04, 2017

Soybean acreage is projected to jump to a record-high 89.5 million acres in 2017, with South Dakota's acreage set to rise by 4 percent. Corn acres in Nebraska will be 9.55 million compared to 9.85 million acres past year and 9.4 million acres in 2015. (more...)
Judge to Trump: No protection for speech inciting violence Judge to Trump: No protection for speech inciting violence
- April 03, 2017

Judge David J. Hale in Louisville ruled Friday that the suit against Trump, his campaign and three of his supporters can proceed . He ruled that there was sufficient evidence supporting allegations that the injuries sustained by the protesters' were a "direct and proximate result" of Trump's actions. (more...)
Former Ohio State WR James Clark transferring to Virginia Tech Former Ohio State WR James Clark transferring to Virginia Tech
- April 03, 2017

The 7:30 p.m. game will be televised nationally by ABC. Virginia Tech joined Miami in leaving the Big East for the ACC after the 2003 season, and although the Hokies still played the Mountaineers in two non-conference tilts in 2004 and 2005, the programs went their separate ways until agreeing to play in this game. (more...)
Boeing achieves first flight of Charleston-built 787-10 Boeing achieves first flight of Charleston-built 787-10
- April 03, 2017

ET on an initial flight expected to last four hours. The largest model of Boeing's twin-aisle 787 Dreamliner made its first flight Friday morning from North Charleston , S. Now that the 787-10 has completed its first flight, it will undergo the further flight testing needed to certify the 787-10 for commercial flying. At the time of the roll-out in February, Boeing had 149 orders for the plane from nine customers. (more...)
Trump predicts 'very difficult' meeting with China's leader Trump predicts 'very difficult' meeting with China's leader
- April 02, 2017

The annual trade barriers list from the U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) office sets up more areas of potential irritation for the first face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping next week in Florida. (more...)
Fix key UK Brexit items 1st, then fall talks on future
- April 02, 2017

The step comes a day after the United Kingdom government formally served divorce papers on the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - beginning a legal process that must end in two years' time with Britain leaving the EU. (more...)
Federal agency refuses to ban pesticide used on crops Federal agency refuses to ban pesticide used on crops
- April 02, 2017

Pruitt's ban will likely put off any pesticide ban until 2022, when the agency is formally mandated to re-evaluate chlorpyrifos . Defying the recommendation of his own agency's scientists, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has refused to ban a widely used pesticide that's been linked to learning disabilities in children. (more...)
Lexi Thompson atop a strong leader board through 36 holes Lexi Thompson atop a strong leader board through 36 holes
- April 02, 2017

Women's Open champion Paula Creamer. "I played 31 holes in Thailand a few weeks ago, so compared to that, this is nothing". Formerly top-ranked Inbee Park and two-time major victor Christie Kerr were two shots off Thompson's pace at 6-under. (more...)
White House to share financial information about top staff
- April 02, 2017

The White House released financial disclosure forms for 180 of its top administration officials, many of whom were heads of major companies and institutions before heading to Washington , D.C. The White House is stacked with advisers who raked in millions a year ago, according to financial disclosure forms released Friday. There is a link on the White House website where anyone can request financial information for an employee by name (president Donald Trump and vice president Mike ... (more...)
Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef
- April 01, 2017

All McDonald's burgers use 100 percent pure beef with absolutely no fillers, additives or preservatives, the company added. 'We have to nail it, ' McDonald's USA President Mike Andres said past year. It's clear McDonald's needs to adapt to the current landscape of consumers demanding better ingredients. The decision to banish frozen meat, Hamburglar-style (at least for one menu item), isn't completely without precedent for the Oak Brook-based mega-chain. (more...)
Now what? The next steps for health care legislation Now what? The next steps for health care legislation
- April 01, 2017

So it's a compromise . That bill faced certain defeat due to Republican opponents, including the conservative Freedom Caucus. House Speaker Paul Ryan assured Republican donors that he's going to keep moving forward on healthcare after the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare failed last week, according to a report in The Washington Post . (more...)
Dutch authorities carry out raids in tax evasion probe Dutch authorities carry out raids in tax evasion probe
- April 01, 2017

Coordinated raids began on Thursday in the Netherlands, Britain, Germany, France and Australia, the Dutch office for financial crimes prosecution (FIOD) said on Friday. The bank said it has "implemented Dutch and French voluntary tax disclosure programs and exited non-compliant clients", and has applied a withholding tax agreement with the United Kingdom since 2013. (more...)
High heels for babies causing outrage among some parents High heels for babies causing outrage among some parents
- April 01, 2017

Posting on the Let Clothes Be Clothes Facebook page, which "calls for an end to gender stereotypes in children's clothing". "This isn't the first time that the United Kingdom has had a problem - they turn it into something it's not; it's a photo prop", said Pee Wee Pumps founder Michele Holbrook to Footwear News . (more...)
Northern Plains Council files as lead plaintiff in Keystone XL lawsuit Northern Plains Council files as lead plaintiff in Keystone XL lawsuit
- April 01, 2017

The US state department issued a permit for the project earlier this month after an evaluation which was required because the pipeline crosses an worldwide border. Among the pipelines they aim to target are Keystone; Dominion Resources Inc.'s $5 billion, 564-mile (907-kilometer) Atlantic Coast pipeline that'll carry gas from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina; and Energy Transfer Partners LP's expansion of the Bayou Bridge line that delivers oil to Louisiana. (more...)
Lululemon Promises Bolder Clothes to Revive Sales Lululemon Promises Bolder Clothes to Revive Sales
- March 31, 2017

Therefore 17% are positive. lululemon athletica has $78.0 highest and $55.0 lowest target. Mycio Wealth Partners LLC increased its position in shares of lululemon athletica inc .by 0.6% in the second quarter. Total shares held by institutions as of the most recent company filings are 111,809,842 with a reported 7,545,180 bought and 6,919,709 sold. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: " Lululemon Athletica inc ". (more...)
How ConocoPhillips Will Benefit from Its Canadian Divestitures
- March 31, 2017

In a news release Wednesday, credit rating agency DBRS said it would place Cenovus's ratings under review with negative implications because of the increase in debt from the ConocoPhillips deal . Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips chairman and CEO, said the transaction will make an immediate impact on the company's value proposition by allowing it to reduce debt to $20 billion and double share repurchases to $6 billion from $3 billion. (more...)
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Sees Volume Pop in Session
- March 30, 2017

General Motors Company (GM ) performance during the last one year Improved 19.32 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Positive trend of 3.11 percent. Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Company has been under the radar of several Street Analysts. Ford Motor Company is Upgraded by Jefferies to Hold and the brokerage firm has raised the Price Target to $ 12 from a previous price target of $10.Earlier the firm had a rating of Underperform on the company ... (more...)
Supreme Court Rejects Texas Standard For Mental Disability In Capital Cases Supreme Court Rejects Texas Standard For Mental Disability In Capital Cases
- March 30, 2017

Moore was convicted of the 1980 murder of James McCarble, an employee at the Birdsall Super Market in Houston. More death row inmates from Harris County, where Moore was prosecuted, have been executed since the resumption of the death penalty than any other county. (more...)
Uber Halts Self-Driving Car Tests After Arizona Crash
- March 30, 2017

California's rules for autonomous vehicles require a $5 million insurance policy, and the companies must reports accidents to the state within 10 days and release an annual tally documenting how many times test drivers had to take over. "Driverless cars keep getting better the more they drive, whereas humans have a roughly constant safety record over the years", said Hod Lipson, a professor of mechanical engineering and roboticist at Columbia University, who estimates there are about ... (more...)
Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA)
- March 30, 2017

Analyst's mean target price for TSLA is $249.76 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.90. A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in TSLA. Telsa's operating revenue in China reached more than US$1 billion in 2016, up by 234 percent year-on-year. making the country the company's second largest market after the US. (more...)
BlackRock shakes up struggling active stock-picking unit BlackRock shakes up struggling active stock-picking unit
- March 30, 2017

This includes a new Advantage series of products for USA investors and initially is expected to include nine mutual funds providing access to BlackRock's industry leading quantitative investment team. He starts in April. There appears to be extensive planning behind this new attack plan outlined by BlackRock , as the head of Canada's most prominent public pension fund, Mark Wiseman, was brought on board and tasked with monitoring stock picking. (more...)
Toshiba approves bankruptcy for US atomic unit
- March 30, 2017

Westinghouse CEO Jose Gutierrez flew to India earlier this month for talks with (NPCIL) and the Department of Atomic Energy that reports to PM Modi, said Reuters. The costs for the U.S. reactors will be even greater if construction of the four AP1000 reactors continues at the Vogtle and VC Summer nuclear plants - and the reactors are only 40 and 31% percent complete respectively. (more...)
Fed Raises Interest Rates Again Fed Raises Interest Rates Again
- March 30, 2017

As widely predicted, Janet Yellen announced that the Federal Reserve was raising its main interest rate by a further 0.25% increment. The central bank doesn't directly affect those rates, at least not in the short run. "Two percent is not a ceiling". "President Donald Trump's agenda of tax cuts, fiscal stimulus and deregulation in the financial services and other sectors strongly indicate that some level of growth boost is likely", it said. (more...)
Schroders urges Tesco to withdraw $4.7 bln Booker offer Schroders urges Tesco to withdraw $4.7 bln Booker offer
- March 29, 2017

Regardless, Lewis said Tesco would continue to pursue the proposed merger and he has met a number of other shareholders in the United Kingdom and in North America who support the move. Calling the deal to be a worrying sign, O'Keefe was quoted by the publication to have said: "With this deal it is taking its eye off its core United Kingdom supermarkets and it will lose its competitive advantage". (more...)
Self-driving Ubers back in action in SF following Arizona crash
- March 29, 2017

The accident occurred when the other vehicle "failed to yield" while making a left turn, Tempe police spokeswoman Josie Montenegros said. Police said the self-driving Uber SUV was obeying the law while the human driver of the other auto was cited for a moving violation. (more...)