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Shipping something to mainland for Christmas? Time's running out

Shipping something to mainland for Christmas? Time's running out When it comes to two-day delivery, FedEx was the least expensive 97 percent of the time, according to the survey by Consumer Reports , which looked at the USPS, FedEx and UPS. "To incorporate this increased package volume we're offering additional retail hours we're opening at the general mail facility which is 7117 west harry we're open from 11 to 3 this Sunday". [Full Article...]

OPEC raised its forecasts for the oil production growth outside the cartel

OPEC raised its forecasts for the oil production growth outside the cartel Undermining OPEC's efforts to tighten the market is USA oil production, which has soared by 16 percent since mid-2016 to 9.78 million barrels per day (bpd), close to levels of top producers Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures contract fell in sympathy with the Brent contract. The IEA forecast that non-OPEC supply - which includes the US - was s... [Full Article...]

Federal Reserve raises interest rates for third time in 2017

Federal Reserve raises interest rates for third time in 2017 The Federal Reserve lifted its benchmark interest rate 25 basis points to a range between 1.25% and 1.50% at the conclusion of Wednesday's meeting and signaled it sees three rate hikes in 2018. Bitcoin debuted on the Chicago Board Options Exchange last Sunday, and futures will begin trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on December 17-18. [Full Article...]

Governors push for federal share of gateway project

Governors push for federal share of gateway project The announcement by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and outgoing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie resolves questions about how the states would fulfill a promise to provide half of the funds toward the $12.7 billion Gateway Hudson Tunnel Project, among the country's largest infrastructure programs. [Full Article...]

There's still time to donate to the Salvation Army's toy appeal

There's still time to donate to the Salvation Army's toy appeal When you donate to The Salvation Army , your gift truly makes a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. A 1999 "Walking Liberty" gold coin was dropped into a Salvation Army kettle at a Walgreens Store on Tuesday. Kimberly George at the Chattanooga Salvation Army says the Red Kettle money is $15,000 behind past year. It also provides some funding for the Christmas programs. [Full Article...]

US labor board overturns Obama-era 'joint employment' ruling

US labor board overturns Obama-era 'joint employment' ruling The Board majority concluded that the reinstated standard adheres to the common law and is supported by the NLRA's policy of promoting stability and predictability in bargaining relationships. However, a majority on the board said the administrative law judge reached the right conclusion while applying the wrong standard for determining joint employment. [Full Article...]

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX), Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDTI)

Haemonetics Corp now has $3.02B valuation. The stock is trading for about -5.99% less than its 52-week high. About 125,434 shares traded. EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) has risen 22.63% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. The company now has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $73.77. The stock has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, November 4. [Full Article...]

Shareholder United American Securities INC Boosted Coca Cola Company (KO) Position

Shareholder United American Securities INC Boosted Coca Cola Company (KO) Position It has underperformed by 17.65% the S&P500. Sabal Trust Co decreased its stake in Merck & Co Inc (MRK) by 43.41% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Therefore 52% are positive. Coca-Cola had 63 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna upgraded the shares of KO in report on Friday, February 5 to "Neutral" rating. [Full Article...]

Busiest holiday travel period ever expected this year

Busiest holiday travel period ever expected this year According to data released by AAA , almost 107.3 million Americans will travel this year for the holidays. "Across the board this year, travel has increased year-over-year for every major holiday weekend - Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving - and we project the same for the year-end holiday period", says Amy Parmenter, a spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. [Full Article...]

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) EPS Estimated At $0.17

It has underperformed by 0.71% the S&P500. Looking further at additional technical indicators we can see that the 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) for Kinder Morgan ( KMI ) is sitting at 106.41. Northeast Fincl Consultants reported 0.27% stake. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Kinder Morgan Inc will post 0.64 EPS... [Full Article...]

Blue Origin's Crew Capsule 2.0 makes maiden flight

Blue Origin's Crew Capsule 2.0 makes maiden flight Eastern, reaching a peak altitude of almost 100 kilometers and a top speed during ascent of Mach 2.94. The capsule drifts down to the ground on the end of a parachute, while the booster is programmed to fly itself back down to a separate landing. [Full Article...]

BT strikes deal with Sky for Now TV and sports

BT strikes deal with Sky for Now TV and sports Both Sky and BT now share the Premier League fixtures while BT hold the sole right to broadcast the Champions League and Europa League in the United Kingdom meaning Sky Sports will get the opportunity to once more show live European football from early 2019. [Full Article...]

As Starbucks Corp (SBUX) Stock Price Rose, Geneva Advisors LLC Raised Stake

The institutional investor held 18,497 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.08M, up from 12,775 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vaughan David Investments Il reported 4,649 shares. Sei Invests invested in 0.41% or 1.16 million shares. (NYSE:PKI) for 4,400 shares. Mckinley Delaware owns 41,868 shares. [Full Article...]

Free Shipping Day is upon us for online retailers

Free Shipping Day is upon us for online retailers Participating retailers include Macy's , Toys R Us , Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gap , Belk, Target , Barnes & Noble, Foot Locker, Kate Spade, Godiva and more. Friday morning to get all the deals and offers. Namely, the items people order need to be in-stock and ready-to-ship, and that there can't be a minimum on the order. [Full Article...]

Hillenbrand Inc (NYSE:HI) Stock Sentiment Increases

Hillenbrand Inc (NYSE:HI) Stock Sentiment Increases The stock had a trading volume of 27,552,148 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,369,184. Shares of Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS ) opened at $107.61 on Thursday. Geode Cap Mngmt Lc owns 748,114 shares. (NYSE:WMT) shares with value of $727,698 were sold by Gearhart Jeffrey J. Davidson & Garrard Inc, which manages about $608.82M and $419.60 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alle... [Full Article...]

Retail Sales Grew 0.8% in November

Retail Sales Grew 0.8% in November The National Retail Federation said sales for this year's holiday season, which they define as November and December, "are on track to meet or exceed NRF's holiday sales forecast for an increase between 3.6 and 4 percent over last year". consumers are a lot more assured about their spending habit". Retailers and restaurateurs were smiling in November as consumers went on a spending binge to ki... [Full Article...]

Alibaba To Launch Electric Vehicle Vending Machines

Alibaba To Launch Electric Vehicle Vending Machines Alibaba is pushing for a bold new future and hopes that this model will be the secret to further expanding China's rapidly growing automotive market. Once the system recognizes the vehicle it lets them pick a color and, once they enter basic information and snap a selfie, arrange for a test-drive if the vehicle is available. [Full Article...]

Ryanair seeks to avert Christmas strikes by offering to recognise unions

Ryanair seeks to avert Christmas strikes by offering to recognise unions One day of industrial action had been planned for Wednesday December 20 and would have mostly involved captains. Portuguese union SPAC said in a statement that it "deeply regrets the failure by management to engage with the pilots' representatives in a meaningful manner". [Full Article...]

Feds accuse NY woman of laundering bitcoin to aide Islamic State

Feds accuse NY woman of laundering bitcoin to aide Islamic State Shahnaz, of Brentwood, had also done extensive internet research on moving to Syria to join ISIS , including "tips and reminders" on making the move, and had read articles on the "top female jihadis", prosecutors say. According to Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Rohde, a five-count indictment was unsealed Thursday in federal court in Central Islip charging Zoobia Shahnaz with bank fraud, conspira... [Full Article...]

Bank of England keeps base rate at 0.5%

Bank of England keeps base rate at 0.5% The labour market remains tight, and surveys suggest this will continue. "Rather than playing wait-and-see, the Bank should emulate the US Federal Reserve and use interest rates as a tool to combat the growth in inflation now squeezing British incomes". [Full Article...]


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