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Liberum Capital Boosts WH Smith Plc (SMWH) Price Target to GBX 1850

The stock's 50 day moving average price is GBX 262.76 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 234.29. Westminster Group PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 4.75 and a 52-week high of GBX 35.22. The share...

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Futures rally after centrist takes first round in French election

Futures rally after centrist takes first round in French election

As relief rallies go, this may be as good as they come. The result was very much in line with opinion polls, shoring up confidence in the markets that the pollsters' number-crunchers will get round ...

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Halliburton Company Q1 Mixed As Int'l Markets Lag

Fifteen analysts rating the company a strong buy, twenty analysts rating the company a buy, four analysts rating the company a hold, one analyst rating the company a underperform, and finally zero ana...

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United Airlines to testify at hearing after violent video surfaces

Airline chief executive Oscar Munoz said he took full responsibility for " making this right " after footage of the incident was criticised widely on social media. Munoz declined to comment on any o...

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Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen set for French election run-off

Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen set for French election run-off

The polls are an indication that Emmanuel Macron and Le Pen will move forward to the second round run-off on May 7. The absence in the final vote of candidates from either the mainstream left Social...

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Honeywell profit beats; shares hit record high

Honeywell profit beats; shares hit record high

However, the company mentioned that organic sales during the quarter were up 2% year over year. WARNING: "Cowen and Company Reaffirms Buy Rating for Honeywell International Inc ". Several equitie...

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BD to acquire Bard in $24 bln medical tech deal

BD to acquire Bard in $24 bln medical tech deal

BD and C. R. Bard expect their deal, which is subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals, to close in the fall of 2017. Sinclair Broadcast Group closed at $39.90, down $0.45. This leadership ...

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Germany's far-right AfD elects new faces for national polls

Sporting his trademark tweed jacket in Cologne, Gauland said the AfD wanted "to keep the country we inherited from our mothers and fathers" and preserve German identity, adding: "We're proud to be Ger...

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PPG raises offer for Akzo Nobel to $29 billion

PPG raises offer for Akzo Nobel to $29 billion

In what has already been a tetchy stand-off between the companies, PPG's chief executive Mike McGarry said the offer was "one last invitation" to enter talks. Activist Akzo Nobel shareholder Elliott...

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Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues - Mnuchin

Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues - Mnuchin

The plan - which Trump said will be released Wednesday - will contain the administration's priorities, and it will finally reveal the president's position on a controversial proposal called the bo...

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International Monetary Fund revises global growth forecast; SA lags behind

International Monetary Fund revises global growth forecast; SA lags behind

In 2018 it is expected that the unemployment rate will stand at 5.2 percent. The IMF, whose spring meetings with the World Bank get underway in Washington this week, forecast that the global econo...

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Exxon's Not Getting Russian Drilling Permits From Trump After All

Exxon's Not Getting Russian Drilling Permits From Trump After All

But a political storm started brewing earlier this week when the Wall Street Journal first reported that Exxon was seeking a waiver. But with rising tensions between Russian Federation and Ukraine...

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Malaysia and Abu Dhabi settle 1MDB dispute with $1.2 billion deal

Malaysia and Abu Dhabi settle 1MDB dispute with $1.2 billion deal

Malaysia and Abu Dhabi have been in a dispute since past year over who should foot the bill for billions of dollars that USA investigators allege were stolen from 1MDB. It will look into whether Qubai...

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Kenny G serenades Delta passengers for charity

Kenny G serenades Delta passengers for charity

The head flight attendant told passengers that Kenny G would perform if passengers donated a $1000 to cancer charity Relay for Life . On a recent Delta flight from Tampa to San Francisco, Mr. Eit...

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American Airlines Follows United With Passenger and Crew Confrontation

American Airlines Follows United With Passenger and Crew Confrontation

The back story, according to Fox affiliate Q13 , is that the woman, an worldwide traveler from Argentina, boarded with the stroller and then resisted the attendant's efforts to remove her stroller. E...

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France begins voting in first round of presidential election

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are likely to advance to the second and final round of France's presidential elections in two week's time, according to early voting projections. "We must help him (M...

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Police assessing if Paris shooter had accomplices - French prosecutor

Police assessing if Paris shooter had accomplices - French prosecutor

One officer was killed and two police officers were seriously wounded when the attacker emerged from a vehicle and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers outside a Marks & Spencer's departmen...

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No measures for homebuyers that could impact house prices in Toronto: Morneau

No measures for homebuyers that could impact house prices in Toronto: Morneau

While no immediate action is expected from the gathering of Sousa and Toronto Mayor John Tory, the first concerted effort to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Ontario Finance Minister Charles rein in T...

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NZ dollar drops vs euro on optimism Macron will prevail

NZ dollar drops vs euro on optimism Macron will prevail

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also welcomed Macron's win, and voiced confidence that he would succeed his former party leader, Francois Hollande , as president of France. She warned of job losses o...

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Opec chief sees oil producers near to re-balancing market

Crude output at major USA shale plays is forecast to climb to 5.2 million barrels a day in May, the highest since 2015, according to the Energy Information Administration's monthly Drilling Produ...

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OPEC Likely To Extend Oil Output Cut

Many have been predicting a sustained rally and leaders of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries even came out this week to suggest further output cuts. "It all comes down to whether...

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Tesla Recalls 53000 Cars due to Faulty Parking Brake

Tesla Recalls 53000 Cars due to Faulty Parking Brake

Rather, Tesla says that should the gear break, the auto will be stuck with the parking brake on, and therefore will be unable to move. The statement further says, "While less than 5% of the vehicles...

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RIL Q4 profit expands 12.3 pc on higher refining margins

RIL Q4 profit expands 12.3 pc on higher refining margins

The profit is lower than the 82.46 billion rupees predicted by a poll of analysts by Thomson Reuters. As for the refining business, the company surprised on Gross Refining Margins front, reporting i...

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Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs in OT

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs in OT

But Conley, who had 11 points in the fourth, answered with a floater in the lane with 4.5 seconds left to tie the game at 96. The Spurs were able too come back from ten down in the fourth quarter and ...

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Exxon seeks waiver from United States to resume Russian oil projects

ExxonMobil has filed a request with the U.S. Treasury Department for a waiver to allow the oil giant to resume business dealings with a Russian conglomerate. The United States and European Union imp...

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Macron Wins First Poll In French Presidential Race: Positive for Stocks?

Macron Wins First Poll In French Presidential Race: Positive for Stocks?

Media in several countries pointed to the historic defeat suffered by the mainstream left and right, with the Wall Street Journal calling the vote a "stunning rebuke of France's mainstream political f...

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IL bill would ban forcible removal of passengers after UAL incident

The policy change, made by the company late Friday, would require United commuting staff and crew members to check in for all flights 60 minutes prior to departure, according to the US TV network CNN....

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Is Jimmy Choo plc a bargain as it goes up for sale?

Is Jimmy Choo plc a bargain as it goes up for sale?

Jimmy Choo floated on the stock exchange in October 2014 at price of 140p a share. "The Board of Jimmy Choo announces today that it has made a decision to conduct a review of the various strategic o...

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Riyadh says oil output cut may be extended

Consumer gas prices are correlated to the price of wholesale crude oil. USA drillers added oil rigs for a 14th week in a row, to 688 rigs, extending an 11-month recovery that is expected to boost US...

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Ref gave Real Madrid two offside goals - Bayern

Ref gave Real Madrid two offside goals - Bayern

A fourth on the break from substitute Marco Asensio in the 112th minute completed a 6-3 aggregate win for the Spanish league leaders as former Real boss Carlo Ancelotti endured a miserable return to t...

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Celtic into Scottish Cup final in treble chase

We changed two players and we changed Kenny Miller's position in order for him to contain Scott Brown. We got better in the first four minutes until the penalty, and the penalty changed things for t...

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International Monetary Fund raises China growth outlook but warns of risk of 'disruptive adjustments'

It also raised its forecast for growth next year to 6.2 percent from the previous 6.0 percent. Economic activity is forecast to accelerate slightly this year in four of the ASEAN-5 economies: Indone...

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GST consensus exemplar of cooperative federalism: Modi

GST consensus exemplar of cooperative federalism: Modi

As the meeting would be held till the evening, CM won't be able to meet the high command. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to set robust targets for infrastructure creation for 2017-18 after...

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New video shows Dr Dao stay on flight to treat patients

New video shows Dr Dao stay on flight to treat patients

United had fully booked the flight but needed to provide seats for four airline employees who needed to get to Louisville for work. David Dao (the doctor who was dragged off the plane) is now at ...

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GM Planning Launch of 10 Electric Cars in China by 2020

Nio is backed by Chinese technology giants Tencent Holdings and Baidu Inc as well as Silicon Valley investors. "Sustainability is one of the mega trends worldwide, and China is a leading market in e...

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