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Starbucks' new cups for spring are here to brighten up your day

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The new pastel hues are totally on trend, too: If you feel like you've seem them recently, they happen to be in Pantone's 2017 color spring report , a color forecast of sorts for the design industry. The new decorative designs debut on March 16, and will be available in the USA and Canada. Starbucks knows that people love (and love to boycott) their themed cups that signal the start of the holiday season, summer, and autumn. Read More »

US Attorney for the District of New Mexico Damon Martinez Resigns

Numerous federal prosecutors who were nominated by former President Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the almost four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of the Trump administration have been asked to leave "in order to ensure a uniform transition", Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said. Read More »

Best stocks of the day: American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL)

Pacer Advisors Inc.'s holdings in American Airlines Group were worth $578,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. The Current Ratio of American Airlines Group Inc. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -6.99 percent. (NASDAQ:AAL) stock is presently standing at about $44.89 and lots of equity research firms seem to have a target price set on the stock. Read More »

Boost for chancellor as OECD revises up growth

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The OECD's latest interim economic outlook sees the global economy going through a timid recovery that could be easily spooked by several factors, among them housing affordability. It still expects Brexit to impose a drag on GDP growth in 2017 and 2018. Yet the OECD's forecast is loaded with caution. And growth in consumption and investment is still lagging. Read More »

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS) Quarterly EPS Forecast At $1.3

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Looking at the stock's movement on the chart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc . recorded a 52-week high of $62.80. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on shares of Dicks Sporting Goods from $66.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a report on Wednesday, November 16th. Read More »

Azerbaijan downs oil production under OPEC agreement

Oil prices, however, have been unusually stable since producers agreed in November to reduce the oversupply that has weighed on prices for more than two years, with both Brent and US crude locked in $5 ranges. One of the biggest questions in the oil market is how quickly and how much shale producers will boost output. After hitting a record high last week, hedge funds reduced wagers that U.S. Read More »

Texas taxpayers owed $115 million in refunds from 2013

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The reason? These 20,200 people never filed their 2013 federal tax return. If you didn't file you're tax return in 2013, you are *NOT* guaranteed a tax refund. The midpoint for potential refunds for 2013 is estimated to be $763. Students and many others may not realize they're due a tax refund. They may also be used to offset unpaid child support or past due federal debts such as student loans. Read More »

Eurozone inflation above target for first time in 4 years

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The increase has been mostly driven by higher energy prices (+9.2%) and partly by food prices (+5.2%). The ECB will remain wedded to its current monetary policy stance despite the further rise in Eurozone inflation to 2 percent and recent decent Eurozone economic news , IHS Markit Economist Howard Archer said. Read More »

New Trump order on travel and immigration expected Wednesday

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The American people did not take the ban well, coming out in droves to protest the order at airports across the nation. A federal appeals court upheld the stay while the courts settle the legality of the ban. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to discuss the order before it is signed. Four officials say the decision follows pressure from the Pentagon and State Department, the AP reported . Read More »

Case Shiller: Chicago Area Home Prices Show Strongest Gains In 30 Months

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In inflation adjusted terms, house price gains were running at 3.8%, versus an average clip of 1.3% since 1975. Twelve cities reported greater price increases in the year ending December 2016 versus the year ending November 2016. New home sales at 555,000 in 2016 are up from recent years but remain below the average pace of 700,000 per year since 1990. "Looking at real or inflation-adjusted home prices based on the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index and the Consumer Price Index, the ... Read More »

US Q4 Growth Unrevised at 1.9%

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It is even more surprising that growth in the third quarter - when the economy was adversely affected on account of frictions from the currency swap - is also assumed to be nearly at par with the fourth quarter. Chief statistician T.C.A Anant said that it was hard to assess the full impact of demonetization. On the currency crunch impacting growth in fourth quarter of this fiscal and subsequently, Panagariya said, "Currency shortages which have impacted the transaction would be addressed by ... Read More »

1 for traffic congestion

Its Global Traffic Scorecard rated Bangkok the 12th most congested of all cities rated, considerably worse than 30th in 2015. Despite that, the new INRIX 2016 Traffic Scorecard is still the largest ever global study of congestion covering 1,064 cities.. Read More »

Stocks Push To Keep Record Streak Alive As Valuations Remain A Concern

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,360. While the German DAX Index has edged down by 0.2 percent, the French CAC 40 Index is up by 0.2 percent and the U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index is just above the unchanged line. Some Fed officials were anxious that if interest rates stay too low, the expanding economy could cause inflation to rise too fast. FOMC minutes signal interest rates could rise faster than expected. Read More »

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST)

Lourd Capital LLC now owns 248,373 shares of the company's stock valued at $23,282,000 after buying an additional 1,113 shares during the last quarter. Exxon Mobil Corporation's dividend payout ratio is now 159.58%. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 10th. Read More »

Fair Work Commission slashes penalty rates

Trent Hunter a retail worker from Penrith and Evelyn Kathner who works at Spotlight in Campbelltown said the cuts would be devastating to them. While young people might be able to catch up with some areas of social life outside of the weekend, their parents and older family members are more likely to work in the week, making it hard to find time to spend together as a family. Read More »

French far-right presidential candidate's headquarters raided by police

French judicial police are questioning the bodyguard and chief-of-staff of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in relation to an investigation into alleged misuse of European Union funds, her lawyer has said. In a statement issued by the Dar al-Fatwa press office, they called her action as "inappropriate behavior" since she "refused to put on the veil, as it is known (to be required) when visiting Mufti Derian". Read More »

Toll Brothers beats and raises the low end of its deliveries forecast

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TheStreet raised shares of Toll Brothers from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, December 5th. The stock has added about 3.3% since it reported its last earnings. Price changes resulting from an earnings surprise can be felt immediately. The recent trading ended with the price almost -0.73 lower for the last 5 trading days, rebounding 28.06% from its 52-week low. Read More »

Tesla, Inc. Earnings: What to Expect From Gross Margin

Tesla watchers expect more details about the company's future plans and production schedule for another new vehicle, the Model 3. Without one-time items Tesla lost 69 cents per share. Wall Street will be eager to hear details on the Model 3, the all-electric mass-market auto that Chief Executive Elon Musk hopes to start producing in July and selling later this year. Read More »

Hot Stock of this Morning: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY)

Samuels joined the board earlier this year at drugmaker Perrigo Co, which later struck a deal with activist Starboard Value LP two weeks ago to add 3 more directors. This represents a $1.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 4th. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 58.87%. Read More »

How Does Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Stack Up Right Now?

Current price level places the company's stock about 0.97% from the 52-week high and 32.83% away from the 52-week low. This was one of the largest buyouts for Cisco Systems Inc in recent years. If you are viewing this article on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of USA and global trademark and copyright law. At the moment 35 analysts are watching Cisco Systems, Inc . Read More »

US Producer Prices Surge 0.6% in January

The increase in the inflation rate takes it closer to the Bank of England's target rate of 2%, which was last seen in December 2013. Almost half of January's monthly increase in the consumer price index was driven by rising fuel prices, with the gasoline index up nearly eight percent while costs for housing, clothing and new cars also rose, according to the Labor Department. Read More »

Seahawks won't lose draft pick for concealing Richard Sherman's injury

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll later said at the end of the season for the team that Sherman was in fact dealing with "a significant knee injury" during the second half of the season. ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported in January Seattle faced the loss of a second-round draft pick as a worst-case scenario from the violation. He also played in the Pro Bowl, making an interception, which added to the team's defense that Sherman's injury was not one that ever put him in danger of missing any ... Read More »

Disney Beats Year-End Earnings Expectations, But Revenues Fall Short

He said other growth areas came from the United States entertainment giant's studio, which had three global hits, including " Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". Full-year sales forecasts are pegged at $57.42B, representing an increase of almost 3.22% over last fiscal year's revenues of $55.63B. On the Studio Entertainment front, as we get closer and closer to the Infinity War movies set to launch in 2018 and 2019 , consumer excitement surrounding the Marvel Universe should build. Read More »

Solar surge accounts for one in every 50 new U.S. jobs

The new report calculates that for total jobs, solar is now the second largest US energy industry, second only to oil and petroleum and considerably larger than coal . Compare that with the wages in other industries open to people without college-fast food, retail, home health-and you understand the kind of promise the solar industry holds for America. Read More »