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Business UK economy grew by just 0.2% in first quarter
Author: 0 UK economy grew by just 0.2% in first quarter

The 0.2% growth in the first quarter marks the slowest growth since the beginning of 2016, the ONS said. It represents an even starker slowdown from the 0.7% growth that was notched up during the final three months of past year. The BOE said earlier this month that the first-quarter number might be revised up, so the new data will keep it on a cautious policy footing.

Author: 0 US Extends Iran Nuke Deal Sanctions Relief, Imposes New Ballistic Missile Sanctions

On Thursday, Iran blasted the new bans and said it would retaliate by adding nine USA individuals and corporations to its own sanctions list over human rights violations within the United States. The administration's announcement came before Iran holds a presidential election on Friday, and it's unclear if Trump's strident rhetoric - and the fate of the nuclear deal - will shape the outcome.

Business SWIFT Endorses FX Global Code, Outlining Impact for Clients
Author: 0 SWIFT Endorses FX Global Code, Outlining Impact for Clients

The European System of Central Banks (ESCB) welcomes the publication of the Foreign Exchange Global Code of Conduct (Code) and related adherence mechanisms material. The code said that banks should be transparent about how they use last look, and that the practice should not be used for "information gathering with no intention to accept the client's request to trade".

Business Greek govt official describes blast as attack
Author: 0 Greek govt official describes blast as attack

A police source said a number of people had been hurt but could not say if Papademos himself was in the auto at the time of the blast. Papademos on Thursday sustained "several superficial wounds on his chest, abdomen and thighs" - but his condition is stable and his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening, according to a statement by Evangelismos Hospital.

Author: 0 Analysts Consensus For London Stock Exchange Group (LON:LSE)

Abbvie Inc had 34 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Friday, February 3 by Credit Suisse. The stock has "Buy" rating by Numis Securities on Thursday, March 17. 01/03/2017 - Moneysupermarket.com Group had its "Overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove.

Business OPEC Expected to Extend Oil Cuts, Prices Drop
Author: 0 OPEC Expected to Extend Oil Cuts, Prices Drop

Nearly all policymakers at the May 2-3 meeting also said they favored beginning the wind-down of the United States central bank's massive holdings of Treasury debt and mortgage-backed securities this year. South Korea's Kospi jumped 0.9 percent to 2,336.87 while the Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.2 percent higher to 3,057.69. The Federal Reserve's next interest rate increase will be "soon", according to minutes from the bank's meeting in May that were revealed Wednesday, APA ...

Business US Census estimates show Bozeman population growth
Author: 0 US Census estimates show Bozeman population growth

Aroostook County lost the most residents, with a drop of 1.1 percent from 2015. Despite losing 8,638 residents (-0.3%), Chicago remains the third largest city with a population of 2.7 million. Communities that saw the biggest declines since 2010 were in northern MI. "We have great property values, and we have homes ranging from your starter homes from the mid-$150,000s to nearly a million", Morris said.

Business Iran's President Criticizes US After Trump's Sharp Words
Author: 0 Iran's President Criticizes US After Trump's Sharp Words

As I (and, to be fair, many others) predicted prior to the election, Rouhani benefitted handsomely from high voter turnout. "I hope he can build on the success of the nuclear agreement to deepen relations with the West and begin to bridge the sectarian chasm between Iran and its regional neighbours".

Business Earnings Forecast of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)
Author: 0 Earnings Forecast of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)

It has outperformed by 14.44% the S&P500. During the latest trading session Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) stock went up with a prior 52-week high of $54.59.During the session shares traded on below-average volume. Renaissance Grp Inc Ltd holds 0.01% or 5,908 shares in its portfolio. It also upped Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stake by 157,595 shares and now owns 596,479 shares.

Business Brokers Issue New Targets On Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM)
Author: 0 Brokers Issue New Targets On Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM)

Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $1.82M was sold by Benioff Marc . Cypress Group Inc stated it has 0.24% of its portfolio in salesforce.com, inc. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of CRM in report on Thursday, September 1 with "Outperform" rating. Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock.

Author: 0 Parade, ceremony set for Memorial Day

Oak St., at 11 a.m. The Ludington Memorial Day Parade is expected to begin at 10:15 a.m. Monday. And in observance to the 100th anniversary the United States' entry into World War I , those who served during that conflict will be the focus of the parade and the ceremony that follows.

Business Enormous profit drop for Marks & Spencer
Author: 0 Enormous profit drop for Marks & Spencer

The profit decline came as fourth quarter clothing and homeware like-for-like sales fell by 5.9%, more than analysts' forecasts for a 3.3% decline, having increased by 2.3% in the previous quarter. The company, which launched a review of its store portfolio last November, said today that it spent £75m on new United Kingdom shops in the year to 1 April, compared with £106.4m the previous year.

Author: 0 Do Institutional Investors Love Agree Realty Corp (NYSE:ADC)?

On Friday, May 5 the stock rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to "Hold". Wunderlich maintained it with "Buy" rating and $45 target in Friday, May 6 report. Enterprise Financial Ser invested in 52 shares. SL Green Realty Corp .is a self-managed real estate investment trust, with in-house capabilities in property management, acquisitions and dispositions, financing, development and redevelopment, construction and leasing.

Author: 0 Weather Alert Day: Severe t-storms, additional flooding possible

While the main threat will be the potential for flooding, there is enough spin in the atmosphere for a brief spin up tornado. Daily highs reach the middle and upper 80s with lows near 70. Temperatures are expected to range from upper 70s to near 80 degrees. Today, mostly cloudy with rain and thunderstorms. Isolated to scattered showers and storms may develop but, overall, rain coverage will be lower than previous days.

Business Heavy traffic expected for holiday
Author: 0 Heavy traffic expected for holiday

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism says Memorial Day weekend kicks off the the busiest time of year. The N.C. Governor's Highway Safety Program is taking the chance to remind motorists about the Click It or Ticket initiative ahead of the busy travel period, which starts Thursday and concludes Monday, according to AAA .

Author: 0 Manchester attack: Brother of bomber Salman Abedi 'knew of plan'

Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho sent a similar message to his British counterpart Boris Johnson. Police confirmed that 22 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the venue late Monday evening. "We stand defiant", she said. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May raisedi the country's terror threat level from "severe" to "critical" Tuesday after law enforcement raided the home of the Abedi.

Author: 0 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Position Lowered by Kovitz Investment Group Partners LLC

Rockland Trust Co sold 27,615 shares as Mckesson Corp (MCK)'s stock rose 1.84%. Yacktman Asset Management Lp decreased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 1.75% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Barclays Capital maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Wednesday, April 20 with "Overweight" rating. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Friday, May 20 by Standpoint Research.

Business Trump says he didn't mention Israel in meeting with Russians
Author: 0 Trump says he didn't mention Israel in meeting with Russians

Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , he argued he never mentioned Israel, the source of the classified intelligence, according to various officials - something he has not been accused of doing. The White House struggled to answer the question. He is in Israel on Monday and will visit Vatican City, Brussels, and Sicily before returning to the United States.

Author: 0 $0.28 EPS Expected for Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NM) This Quarter

Also, the current price highlights a discount of 214.29% to analysts' high consensus price target. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, May 24th. was upgraded to "hold" by analysts at Zacks. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a "neutral" rating on shares of Navios Maritime Holdings in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Author: 0 Fed minutes: Officials back reducing bond holdings this year

The minutes of the Fed's March meeting, which were released April 5, indicated that policymakers believed the time had almost come to begin shrinking the central bank's bloated balance sheet, which would act as a monetary tightening. Fed officials, however, made clear their baseline expectation was for a return to stronger economic growth. But the discussion of the outlook showed widening divisions among Fed officials, with "several" seeing a possible need to start raising rates at a faster ...

Author: 0 Trump branded Comey 'nut job' as investigation points at White House

On Thursday, Trump declared himself the victim of the "greatest witch hunt" in American political history and denied allegations of collusion. It said investigators remained keenly interested in people who previously wielded influence in the Trump campaign and administration but are no longer part of it, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Author: 0 Venezuela's opposition leader barred from leaving the country

Earlier that month, a bipartisan letter from U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Senator Bob Menendez and 32 other lawmakers called on Trump to sanction Venezuelan officials who have allegedly profited from the country's chronic food shortages.