Month: September 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. investors are not rewarding companies for generating good earnings consistently, opting instead for a stockpicking strategy that might be called “growth at a high cost.” High-quality stocks selected for their strong balance sheets and stable earnings have appreciated just 12 percent this year, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N),
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s ability to win over the U.S. Supreme Court will be put to the test when the nine justices begin their new term on Monday with major cases awaiting on voting rights, religious liberty, union funding and class-action suits. President Donald Trump’s Justice Department already has flipped the government’s position
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BEIJING (Reuters) – A 5.5 magnitude earthquake rattled southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Saturday, part of the country frequently struck by temblors, with initial reports of only minor damage and no reports of casualties. The quake struck 78 kilometres (48 miles) west of Guangyuan city, the United States Geological Survey said, with a depth of
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said a transition period from the European Union after Britain’s exit from the bloc in March 2019 must not last more than two years. In an interview with The Sun newspaper ahead of the ruling Conservative Party’s annual conference next week, Johnson also said the transition period
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Friday’s Major League Baseball games: Astros 3, Red Sox 2 The Houston Astros kept Boston’s champagne on ice and also kept their own hopes for home-field advantage throughout the American League playoffs alive with a 3-2 decision over the Red Sox. Houston’s second straight win over the Red Sox
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SEOUL (Reuters) – Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) reported late Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions. The report cited an unnamed intelligence source saying South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials detected
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will set out plans to build “a road to a better future” for Britain at her Conservative Party conference next week, hoping to head off a rebellion over her handling of Brexit and the June election. Weakened by the loss of the Conservatives’ parliamentary majority in that election,
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Cancer-causing dioxins leached from a Superfund site along a Texas river during Hurricane Harvey flooding, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said, triggering calls on Friday for the toxic waste to be permanently moved. The EPA ordered International Paper and Industrial Maintenance Corp, a subsidiary of Waste Management Inc, on Thursday to conduct
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JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) – Presidents Cup debutantes Charley Hoffman and Kevin Chappell showed no signs of jitters crushing South African Charl Schwartzel and India’s Anirban Lahiri to leave the United States poised for a four-ball rout of the Internationals on Friday. The U.S. began the day with a 3-1/2 to 1-1/2 advantage and
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s anti-European Union UKIP party elected former army officer Henry Bolton its new leader on Friday, handing him the job of trying to stop the party that helped bring about Brexit becoming irrelevant. Bolton, an infantry officer who also served in the police, was elected the UK Independence Party’s fourth leader in
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(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq advanced to record levels on Friday, buoyed by gains in technology stocks, while each of the major indexes closed out the quarter with solid gains. Technology .SPLRCT was the best performing of the major S&P sectors, up 0.75 percent, its fourth straight day of gains to recover
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(ANSA) ROMA – E’ proseguita fino a tarda notte la Street Parade, il primo dei cortei di protesta contro il G7 organizzato a Torino. I partecipanti, a centinaia, hanno sfilato per il quartiere San Salvario e sul lungo Po dei Murazzi, per poi raggiungere zona Vanchiglia. Numerosi gli slogan contro le forze dell’ordine durante il
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