• Recent Research Analysts' Ratings Changes for Alphabet (GOOGL)
Recent Research Analysts' Ratings Changes for Alphabet (GOOGL)

For the three months ended March 31, Alphabet reported revenues of US$24.8 billion - up 22% year-on-year and 24% on a constant currency basis. Alphabet's chief financial officer Ruth Porat said during the earnings call that "YouTube revenues continue to grow at a significant rate", dispelling concerns about the possible impact of an adverti...

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  • Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax
Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

We will no doubt hear that the proposed tax reform is eliminating some deduction that we hold dear, such as the property-tax deduction on federal taxes. President Trump has been using China's slick new roads and airports as an example of what he wants. On the other hand, an increase in profits may simply mean additional money being delivered to t...

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  • French voters in Switzerland reject Le Pen
French voters in Switzerland reject Le Pen

Mr Le Pen shocked the world in 2002 by qualifying for the second round of the presidential election before losing by a landslide to conservative Jacques Chirac. Le Pen, visiting the Rungis wholesale market outside Paris on Tuesday, said the French government must promote meat from France. Striking workers at a Whirlpool plant in centrist presid...

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  • Bayern Munich seal Bundesliga title after thrashing Wolfsburg 6-0
Bayern Munich seal Bundesliga title after thrashing Wolfsburg 6-0

While Wolfsburg offered no resistance on Saturday, the fact that a promoted side, Leipzig, was the one to push Ancelotti's team the hardest says a lot about the level of competition Bayern faces on a regular basis in the Bundesliga . Bayern president Uli Hoeness has said just one title "is a bit too little" for a club that craves success, but ch...

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  • French Election Relief Sends Euro Soaring
French Election Relief Sends Euro Soaring

Le Pen on Monday called her opponent "weak" against Islamic terrorism. "Congratulations @EmmanuelMacron ", tweeted the center-right Danish prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen. "He says there is no such thing as French culture", she said. "She's clearly done better than in 2012", said Joel Gombin, a Front expert at the University of Picardy J...

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  • From sportsman to businessman, Stern never far from the NBA
From sportsman to businessman, Stern never far from the NBA

Seventh-seeded Memphis will be seeking a rebound from All-Star center Marc Gasol , who scored 32 points in Game 1 before dropping to 12 on 4-of-15 shooting in Game 2 . Game four of the series is Monday in Atlanta. They got just as many points from Manu Ginobili , who played just 10 minutes, and dare I say it, looked just a tad...

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  • Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well
Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well

The BP-owned well was also leaking crude oil, which stopped after authorities activated a safety valve yesterday (April 16). A leak of natural gas from an Alaska North Slope oil well was plugged by pumping salt water down the well. BP said infrared cameras on a flight over the site appeared to confirm that the oil released with the gas was contai...

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  • Japan records $5.64 bn trade surplus in March
Japan records $5.64 bn trade surplus in March

The Russell 2000 index, which is made up of smaller companies that tend to be more USA -focused, added 5.24 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,367.13 after a late gain a day ago. Japan will also provide March numbers for department store and convenience store sales. CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 108.70 yen from 108.42 yen.

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  • IRS Using Private Debt Collection Agencies to Chase Down Debts
IRS Using Private Debt Collection Agencies to Chase Down Debts

To protect the taxpayer's privacy and security, both the IRS letter and the collection firm's letter will contain information that will help taxpayers identify the tax amount owed and assure taxpayers that future collection agency calls they may receive are legitimate.

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  • British Parliament approves snap election
British Parliament approves snap election

Nomura ran simulations using Electoral Calculus, an online vote predictor founded by data specialist Martin Baxter, and found that Liberal Democrat support would need to rise to around 21% in the polls - assuming other parties stay constant at current polling levels - before the Conservatives' Commons majority would be challenged.

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  • OPEC 'optimistic' oil output cuts leading to price recovery
OPEC 'optimistic' oil output cuts leading to price recovery

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were also down 18 cents at $53. They touched an intraday low of $54.98, the weakest level in 11 days. With the cumulative loss of 4.8 million barrels in the month under review put in cost at the prevailing $55.89 per barrel for Brent crude, Nigeria is estimated to have lost over $271.8 million (N82.8 bil...

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  • Federal finance minister, Sousa and Tory to talk GTA housing market today
Federal finance minister, Sousa and Tory to talk GTA housing market today

One option under consideration is a foreign buyers tax, similar to the 15-per-cent tax introduced by the British Columbia government previous year. Sales were up on a month-over-month basis in more than half of the local markets measured, led by Greater Vancouver and the nearby Fraser Valley region in B.C.as well as London, Ont., St.

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  • Elon Musk says Tesla semi truck to debut in September
Elon Musk says Tesla semi truck to debut in September

Team has done an wonderful job. He also teased that it will be "seriously next level" and briefly discussed the upcoming Tesla pickup truck and next-gen Roadster... The company is now designing, developing, and manufacturing the highly anticipated model three midmarket sedan, which will be the companies cheapest and most affordable automobile...

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  • Trump has a two-word message for North Korean dictator Kim Jong
Trump has a two-word message for North Korean dictator Kim Jong

This morning he warned Kim Jong-un not to "test the resolve" of the President and insisted any use of nuclear weapons by the secretive state would be met with "an overwhelming and effective response". Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: "We do not accept the reckless nuclear missile actions of Pyongyang that breach United Nations resolutio...

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  • German judge approves arrest warrant for Iraqi detained after Dortmund blasts
German judge approves arrest warrant for Iraqi detained after Dortmund blasts

Tuchel said UEFA, the governing body of European soccer, treated the team as if a beer can had been thrown at the bus. However, defender Marc Barta suffered a broken wrist after being hit by shrapnel. "We are people who have families, who have kids in the house". "At first, I was on the way home here from Melwood and [Liverpool's head of pres...

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  • Women fight for equal pay
Women fight for equal pay

Research by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors found that men on average earned £11,000 more than women in the profession in 2016, up from £7,000 in 2015. "Today, on #EqualPayDay , we are reminded that women deserve equal pay for equal work", Trump wrote on Instagram Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, the 2016 Latina Women Equal Pay Day w...

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  • Minister: Iraq to boost crude oil production by year's end
Minister: Iraq to boost crude oil production by year's end

Iraq's oil production has averaged 4.464 million barrels per day (bpd) so far in March, a reduction of more than 300,000 bpd on levels before OPEC cuts were implemented from January 1, state-oil marketer SOMO said on Thursday. "The faster it comes back, the effects in terms of price are less lasting". Maduro added: "We have developed, together with...

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  • Reckitt Benckiser set to review food business
Reckitt Benckiser set to review food business

According to Kepler Cheuvreuxs price target of 8100 on the company's stock this indicates the broker now believes there is an increase of 10.62% from Reckitt Benckiser Group's current price of 7322.22. If you are accessing this story on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright legislation....

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  • Trumps says he expects a health care deal soon
Trumps says he expects a health care deal soon

Eric Swalwell (D-CA). Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee - which is also investigating the Russia ties - said White House meddling in Congress' Russia investigations is not helping to "remove the cloud that increasingly is getting darker over the administration".

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  • Here's what US Farmers will plant more (and less) of in 2017
Here's what US Farmers will plant more (and less) of in 2017

Farm Report this weekend. 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. Winter wheat planted area, at 32.7 million, is down 9 percent from previous year. Area planted to other spring wheat for 2017 was estimated at 11.3 million acres, down 3% from 20...

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  • Trump's Keystone XL Permit To Face Legal Challenge From Environmental Groups
Trump's Keystone XL Permit To Face Legal Challenge From Environmental Groups

The U.S. State Department issued a permit for the project earlier this month, though Nebraska regulators still must review and decide whether to approve the proposed route through their state. Also, the approval of this project has caused people to wonder if the Keystone XL Pipeline project is opening the door for several other similar projects.

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  • We don't know how to feel about these high heels for babies
We don't know how to feel about these high heels for babies

The shoes, which retail for $10, come in a variety of colors (including leopard and zebra print) and cutesy names, like "Diva" or "Pretty in Pink". Mums have been voicing their outrage on the Let Clothes Be Clothes Facebook page, and they haven't been holding back.

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  • Should you give your kids access to your credit card?
Should you give your kids access to your credit card?

In fact, almost 9 in 10 cardholders (89%) received a higher credit limit when they asked their credit card issuer. "This is all further proof of what a buyer's market the credit-card world is and how much power people have, even if they don't realize it", says Matt Schulz, a senior analyst at CreditCards.com.

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  • Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Analyst Coverage
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Analyst Coverage

This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.15%. The current assessment forToyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) Auto Manufacturers - Major on its PE ratio displays a value of 10.3 with a Forward PE of 9.82. The company's year to date (YTD) performance is at 0.21%. Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions ...

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  • Oil prices decline on rising U.S. crude inventories
Oil prices decline on rising U.S. crude inventories

While OPEC won't decide until May whether to prolong the curbs, energy ministers including Russia's Alexander Novak will meet this weekend in Kuwait to discuss the deal's progress. The American Petroleum Institute (API) report is due this afternoon at 4:30 pm ET, followed by the Energy Information Administration figures tomorrow morning.

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