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Russia, Saudi agree to extend oil output cuts until March 2018

Russia, Saudi agree to extend oil output cuts until March 2018 MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent to its highest level since June 2015. The S&P 500 .SPX was up 12.54 points, or 0.52 percent, at 2,403.44 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was up 30.37 points, or 0.50 percent, at 6,151.61. [Full Article...]

Steel Dynamics (STLD) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.20

Steel Dynamics (STLD) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.20 Yesterday AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS ) traded 1.60% higher at $5.71. Axiom Securities reissued a "sell" rating on shares of United States Steel in a report on Thursday, March 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 10th will be paid a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 8th. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $0.40 and $1.13. [Full Article...]

Merkel keeps her grip on power: Wins North-Rhine-Westphalia

Around 13m Germans are eligible to cast a vote in the state elections in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) today, which is home to nearly a quarter of the country's population. In the state's last election in 2012, the Social Democrats beat the CDU by 39.1 percent to 26.3 percent. The CDU has also accused the state's SPD-Green governing coalition of security failures. [Full Article...]

Russia, Saudi call for oil output deal extension

Falih, speaking at an event in Kuala Lumpur on May 8 said that the producer coalition was determined to do "whatever it takes to achieve our target of bringing stock levels back to the five-year average", including continuing the output cuts into 2018. [Full Article...]

Australia and NZ largely escape global cyber attack

Tehan told ABC on Monday the number of affected businesses in the country rose to three. "We will see more victims here and that's very sad always", MacGibbon said. In England, some hospitals were forced to cancel procedures and appointments, as ambulances were directed to neighbouring hospitals that had avoided the attack, according to BBC reports . [Full Article...]

US to look at proposed tronc-Sun-Times deal

US to look at proposed tronc-Sun-Times deal The ad will be placed in the Sun-Times on Tuesday. "The idea in mind was always putting them into one, since it's hard to see how Chicago can support two daily newspapers", O'Shea said. "Within the fifteen calendar day period, prosepective buyers must begin due diligence, and indicate an expression of interest, including a price range for the Chicago Sun-Times, and demonstrate the financial ... [Full Article...]

Diesel Emissions May Kill More People Annually Than Previously Thought

Diesel Emissions May Kill More People Annually Than Previously Thought Lab-based tests of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel cars, trucks and buses worldwide significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much as 50 percent, a new study said Monday. Had the emissions met standards, the vehicles would have emitted closer to 8.6 million tons of NOx. Heavy-duty vehicles, such as commercial trucks and buses, were by far the largest contrib... [Full Article...]

RB Capital Management LLC Takes Position in The Coca-Cola Co (KO)

RB Capital Management LLC Takes Position in The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $5.34 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 8.16, as for as the company's cash per share for the most recent quarter is $5.91, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 7.38. [Full Article...]

Today's Brokerage Rating: Regions Financial Corporation (RF), General Motors Company (GM)

General Motors Company (GM ) has been given an average price target of $40.05 from analysts, according to data collected by Finviz. Important factors to focus when evaluating a stock's present and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. [Full Article...]

Jetstar slugs parents with $30 fee to bring babies on domestic flights

Jetstar slugs parents with $30 fee to bring babies on domestic flights Jetstar has started charging A$50 for babies travelling between New Zealand and Australia. Jetstar's domestic fee matches Tigerair's $30 charge for babies travelling on a guardian's lap, while Qantas and Virgin Australia do not charge an infant fee on domestic flights. [Full Article...]

Philadelphia Sues Wells Fargo Over Lending Practices

Philadelphia Sues Wells Fargo Over Lending Practices Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. Rocky Mountain Advisers LLC raised its position in shares of Wells Fargo & Co by 117.6% in the fourth quarter. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.85%. Wells Fargo & Co's payout ratio is 38.10%. If you are viewing this news story on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished... [Full Article...]

Berkshire Hathaway Shakes It Up

Berkshire Hathaway Shakes It Up The filing showed Berkshire added to its investments in American Airlines Group Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co.in the quarter. Buffett became one of the largest investors in American, Delta, Southwest and United Continental previous year, reversing his disdain for an industry he once called a "death trap" for investors. [Full Article...]

UN increases appeal for South Sudan refugees

UN increases appeal for South Sudan refugees WFP Executive Director David Beasley, a long-time member of the US Republican Party and former governer of SC, called the suffering "just unimaginable". "Please help us do the job these people need us to do". "Weapons continue to flow into South Sudan from diverse sources, often with the coordination of neighboring countries", said the report by a panel of experts. [Full Article...]

Merkel's conservatives clinch victory in key state vote: Exit polls

Exit polls broadcast just after polls closed at 6 p.m. showed the Christian Democrats winning 34.5% of the vote, up from 26% in the last election in 2012. In the past several months, some opinion polls have shown that Schulz, a former president of the European Parliament, will have an edge over Merkel in the coming federal elections. [Full Article...]

Independent Scotland may need phased return to EU: Nicola Sturgeon

Independent Scotland may need phased return to EU: Nicola Sturgeon From the perspective of the SNP - and, perhaps, from that of an independent Scotland - this plan ostensibly offered the ballyhooed "best of both worlds". She went on to say she could understand voters feeling "bullied and hectored" into backing the SNP. "We have other information that shows by the time young people are in the third year, more than 80% are reaching the required level". [Full Article...]

Trump seems confused about who is in charge of North Korea

Trump seems confused about who is in charge of North Korea Pence promised to work closely with South Korea, Japan, and other allies in the region, together with China, to achieve a denuclearization of North Korea. troops to counter the threat from the North. China is appealing for calm, and possibly re-examining its role. Pence told reporters Monday that Trump was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to pressure the North to abandon its we... [Full Article...]

Russia, Saudi Arabia back extension of oil output cuts

Last week, oil futures settled almost flat on Friday, but still registered the first weekly gain in a month on the likelihood that key crude producers will extend output cuts beyond an agreed-on June deadline when they meet later this month. [Full Article...]

Carney: UK's consumer slowdown has begun

Carney: UK's consumer slowdown has begun Mr Carney said a whole different forecast would have to be produced to estimate the impact of a rocky or disorderly Brexit. The Bank of England said yesterday that it may need to raise interest rates before the late 2019 date markets had been expecting, as it saw inflation rising and the economy growing steadily over the next few years. [Full Article...]

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (GPK) Closed at $13.89

The stock rose 0.76% or $0.1 reaching $13.99 per share. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.20 EPS. Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Rocket Fuel's analysts are positive. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website . Institutional investors own 92.99% of the company's stock. [Full Article...]

Singapore sovereign fund GIC says it pared UBS stake at a loss

Singapore sovereign fund GIC says it pared UBS stake at a loss GIC, reduced the stake from 5.1 per cent to 2.7 per cent. UBS is managing the sale, according to an emailed statement from the bank. GIC invested in Switzerland's biggest bank early in the financial crisis, purchasing debt that converted into stock when UBS needed capital to cover losses on subprime mortgage bonds. [Full Article...]


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