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by | June 16, 2017 | 03:20

The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell 0.41%, to 6,194.89. Stocks continued to report losses following the Fed's announcement it will increase its federal funds rate and also reduce its balance sheet which will begin to slightly increase fixed-income product yields.

by | June 16, 2017 | 03:23

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by | June 16, 2017 | 03:10

As a result, the main point of interest of Thursday's meeting of eurozone finance ministers is on the debt relief discussions. The IMF and the euro zone have widely different forecasts for Greek growth in the decades to come and on Athens' ability to achieve high primary surpluses - the budget leftover not including debt servicing costs - to solve its financial crisis.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:57

Core inflation (which excludes food and energy costs) is projected to be a slightly higher 1.7% for the year. The Fed provided no date for the start of the bond sales but said that if the economy fares as expected, "we could put this into effect relatively soon".

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:53

The central bank chose to raise rates again despite an economic slowdown at the start of 2017, which it predicts will prove temporary. Rising interest rates eventually affect millions of Americans from home buyers to credit card holders to savers.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:44

Ledyard National Bank sold 3,403 shares as Mckesson Corporation (MCK)'s stock rose 1.84%. Eaton Corp Plc now has $33.88B valuation. The stock last traded at $11.56 which is just a bit higher than $11.35, the stock's 50 day moving average and marginally over the 200 day moving average of $10.91.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:35

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan after concluding his one-day visit to Saudi Arabia in the early hours of Tuesday, ARY News reported. Turkey and Qatar have developed close ties over the years and reached agreement in 2014 to set up a Turkish military base there. Headlines in Al-Watan newspaper quoted the Qatari foreign minister as saying "No compromise.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:32

The attacker was shot and later died. The two officers are also recovering in the hospital. A conservative pundit and former Republican leader says there's no doubt that Wednesday's shooting at an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field was politically motivated.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:19

Inflation in the United Kingdom rose to 2.9% in May, up from 2.7% in April and just 0.3% a year ago, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. "Although the headline inflation figure has risen again we do think it may have finally reached its peak", he said Nathan Sweeney , an investment manager at Architas.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:07

There are no reports of casualties yet but the firefighters have initiated the evacuation process as several people are feared trapped inside the structure. Prime Minister Theresa May was said to be "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life" and newly appointed police and fire minister Nick Hurd will chair a meeting of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat to co-ordinate the response.

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:07

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last week, accusing it of backing terrorism and promoting policies that destabilize the region. The Gulf rift is not affecting USA military operations, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Tuesday. "I think that President Trump's comment about my country is ill-placed, ill-informed, and I can again repeat that I'm very disappointed in him".

by | June 15, 2017 | 06:07

Chair Janet Yellen will hold a press conference at 2:30 pm. She declined to say whether she would like to serve a second term. However, President Trump has the power to nominate Fed leaders. The forecast for 2018 remained the same at 2.1 percent. The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark lending rate for the third time in six months - crediting a stronger jobs market and economic growth.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:39

The stock declined 0.31% or $0.11 reaching $35.77 per share. About 4.99M shares traded. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500. With 1.32 million avg volume, 4 days are for Waste Management Incorporated (NYSE:WM)'s short sellers to cover WM's short positions.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:41

Employment rate came to 61.3 percent in May, up 0.3 percentage points from a year earlier. It's one factor contributing to Oregon's housing crisis, raising the cost of owning or renting a home as more people are employed and as the state draws more people from elsewhere to take advantage of job opportunities here.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:37

PLUS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG upgraded BP p.l.c. from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. The oil and natural gas company reported ($0.42) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.25) by $0.17. The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 23rd.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:31

She also said the government will put forward a Liberal member to serve as Speaker, but she didn't mention who that person would be. Clark said last month's provincial election made two things clear: people want a government that works across party lines and one that will bridge urban and rural divides.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:11

Business investment, which was weak for much of past year, has continued to expand. The Fed also said it expects to begin reducing its balance sheet this year "provided the economy evolves broadly as anticipated". The Fed kept forecast for economic growth this year of 2.2 percent, up slightly from its March forecast, with growth of 2.1 percent in 2018 and 1.9 percent in 2019.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:10

In its statement following a two-day meeting, the Fed's policy-setting committee indicated the economy had been expanding moderately, the labor market continued to strengthen and a recent softening in inflation was seen as transitory. The Fed said Wednesday that it would eventually allow a small amount of bonds to mature without being replaced - an amount that would gradually rise as markets adjusted to the process.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:07

The blaze engulfed the block of flats on Latimer Road in north Kensington. A spokesperson said: "We would like to reassure local residents that we have established processes in place for ensuring the safety of both residential blocks and commercial premises".

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:02

That led some Democrats to suggest he was trying to impede the investigation. But Comey wanted Sessions to serve as an intermediary with the president, telling him it was wrong to be buddy-buddy with someone directing an investigation of the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

by | June 15, 2017 | 05:03

Additionally on 11/17/16 Tudor Pickering "Downgrades" Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) to Hold setting price target at $0 and on 10/17/16 HSBC "Downgrades" the stock to Hold. The stock has performed -2.74% over the last seven days, -21.11% over the last thirty, and -9.19% over the last three months. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:58

I've seen a couple of friends almost in tears in other garages round here. "The fire started on the upper floors. It had completely spread within half an hour". Ms Blakeman lives across the road and said she heard about the fire at 5am on the radio. It was fire up, up, up. Residential tower blocks are supposed to be designed in a way that will compartmentalise the blaze to stop it spreading and, by slowing down the spread of a fire, allow the emergency services to deal with any incident ...

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:54

She said that neighbours "were standing around the bottom trying to catch them". "The fire started from the bottom, people on upper floors couldn't get out". Hanan Wahabi, 39, said she escaped with her husband, 16-year-old son, and eight-year-old daughter, but feared for her brother and his family who live on the 21st floor.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:55

Those four teams had an average finishing league position last season of 4.0. After what looks set to be another summer of big spending for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United , the season will kick off with a visit to Old Trafford from West Ham.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:49

Now they still plan to play the tournament and not just go right to handing the trophy to McIlroy and for good reason. "But I have to be honest: I thought the fescue was a little out of hand in spots". McIlroy and Day are the only ones of the top five in the world who have not won this year. "I'd really love to put my name on that list, and the fact my results here have been better in the past few years gives me added confidence".

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:49

These so-called core retail sales correspond most closely with the consumer spending component of gross domestic product and were previously reported to have increased 0.2 percent in April. Consumer prices fell more than expected in May, according to the Labor Department . 'Hitting its highest level since June 2013 was a surprise but it seems much of the inflationary pressure in the system has now been washed through, ' he said.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:37

The SI to Alimera Sciences Incorporated's float is 3.29%. About 24,336 shares traded. Plantronics Inc (NYSE:PLT) has risen 26.11% since June 14, 2016 and is uptrending. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, February 5 by UBS. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 14 by BMO Capital Markets. Longbow downgraded the shares of KMT in report on Friday, March 18 to "Neutral" rating.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:39

Data released earlier Wednesday showed that, on a year-over-year basis, the core version of consumer price inflation, which strips out food and energy components, slowed for the fourth straight month, to 1.7 percent in May. Fed futures markets now put the chances for another rate increase this year to below 50 percent. The Fed's revised forecasts reduced its estimate for unemployment by year's end to 4.3 percent from a March projection of 4.5 percent.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:34

Puerto Rico's economic distress has forced the closure of schools and reduced availability of social services, as well as accelerating out-migration to the mainland from the island. Puerto Rico hopes a change in status will help it better address $74 billion in debt $49 billion in pension obligations. They didn't pay any attention.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:33

Core retail sales - excluding automobiles and parts - also fell 0.3%. The drop in sales surprised economists, who had expected sales to inch up by 0.1% compared to the 0.3% increase originally reported for the previous month. Department store sales are being undercut by online retailers, led by Amazon.com, which has led some retailers, including Macy's , Sears and Abercrombie & Fitch to announce shop closures.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:32

However, the Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 0.8 percent. Fed officials voted 8-1 to raise the federal funds rate to a range of 1 to 1.25 percent. The reduction in Treasuries would gradually accelerate until it reaches $30bn per month with mortgage-backed securities rising to $20bn per month. Fitch said the impact on bond yields will also be determined by how far the term premium rises from the current historically low level partly caused by the Fed's Quantitative Easing (QE) ...

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:22

Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice a year ago with the Russian ambassador to the US. The White House on Monday suggested Sessions could invoke executive privilege during his testimony depending on "the scope of the questions". "In light of reports regarding Mr Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an ...

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:11

The Fed raised interest rates 25 bps to 1.00-1.25%, as expected. "The risk is that the Fed is too complacent on inflation and more than just transitory factors are keeping it from rising, and that the Fed is too confident about labor market improvement transitioning to wages and inflation", said Michael Gapen, chief USA economist at Barclays Plc in NY.

by | June 15, 2017 | 04:06

It was a "Father's Day" special, where the players shared their memories of growing up and playing hoops with their dad. The most notable reflections come from Lonzo Ball , whose father has been known for playing an integral role in his son's basketball career, regularly making headlines for his commentary.

by | June 15, 2017 | 03:59

The Sensex touched a high of 31,260.77 points and a low of 31,062.34 points during intra-day trade. Among BSE sectoral indices, oil & gas index was up 0.6 per cent, followed by realty 0.42 per cent, capital goods 0.36 per cent and TECk 0.11 per cent.