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Assad makes rare trip from Damascus for Eid prayers

Justice Minister Hisham Mohammad al-Shaar said "this initiative seeks to enhance local reconciliations and allowing those were misled to return to their normal lives, hoping that others who were led astray would return to their senses". "Victory is a few steps away", claimed Assad's men, who were 185 km outside the president's safety zone in Damascus . Assad's last public appearance outside Damascus was during Eid al-Fitr in July 2016, which he spent in third city Homs.

Saga PLC (SAGA) Insider Buys £150.38 in Stock

About 10.33 million shares traded. Drax Group Plc (LON:DRX) has 0.00% since June 16, 2016 and is. It has underperformed by 21.74% the S&P500. Shares of Saga PLC (LON:SAGA) have been assigned an average rating of "Hold" from the seven analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports.

Why Did a Chicago Pride March Allegedly Ban Jewish Flags?

One of the Jewish marchers, Laurel Grauer, Midwest manager of A Wider Bridge, a group that forges ties between LGBT Jews in Israel and North America, told the publication that she has carried her Jewish Pride flag in the same parade for more than a decade, and said that it "celebrates my queer, Jewish identity".

Walker Backs Johnson Opposition On GOP Health Bill

The problem facing GOP leaders is that any changes that moves the bill further to the right has the potential to alienate moderate Republicans . Warren is a leading liberal and defender of the current health law. Whether these protests are enough to kill the bill, or are anything more than political theater, remains to be seen. And she said she also hopes to get governors to weigh in with their concerns.

Amazon Inc Continues to Expand, Buys Whole Foods Market

Among those brick-and-mortar experiments was a cashless payment system. Take the restaurant sector, where customer traffic is flat, digital orders are up 45 percent over the last two years. Despite Amazon's reputation for harnessing technology, a prototype store inside its corporate office in Seattle, called Amazon Go , which uses sensors and tech-savvy cameras to detect shoppers' selections and then charge their Amazon accounts, has rolled out more slowly than planned, a person familiar ...

Phoenix heat stops planes from flying

Las Vegas was forecast to hit 117F (47.2C) on Tuesday and excessive heat warnings cover nearly all of California. The heat has led to electricity outages in several parts of California, as more people turn on air conditioners to battle the heat, overtaxing the power system.

Reports Sturgeon to suspend plans for second referendum 'entirely speculative'

However, the European Commission has granted the Scottish government wishes for an extended deadline, which has moved from next week until 15 October. A total of 19,674 different Scottish rural businesses received a total of about £650m in CAP payments previous year. Ms Sturgeon is under increasing pressure over fears that the Scottish Government is set to miss the 30 June deadline for making the payments, which are created to act as a safety net for farmers and crofters by supplementing ...

Horizon Bancorp's (NASDAQ:HBNC) Sentiment is 4.76

Also, the number of investment professionals holding Horizon Bancorp in their top 10 holdings decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. 19 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. In the last quarter, insiders sold 67,986 shares of company stock valued at $1,180,892. The Missouri-based Eidelman Virant Capital has invested 1.03% in the stock.

Treehouse Foods Incorporated (NYSE:THS) Shorts Decreased by 6.6% After Short Covering

It has underperformed by 31.71% the S&P500. (BR) stake by 7.17% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Insiders own 3.50% of the company's stock. The Keybank National Association holds 57,238 shares with $4.13 million value, up from 48,884 last quarter.

The Hess Corp. (HES) Shares Sold by Asset Management One Co. Ltd.

Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc increased Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) stake by 352.33% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.38% of the company's stock. (NYSE:HES). Bbt Cap Limited Company accumulated 20,000 shares or 0.24% of the stock. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board reported 70,710 shares. The California-based Guinness Atkinson Asset Mgmt has invested 1.25% in Hess Corp.

Commerce, BB&T 30 and 15 Year Mortgage Rates Today Jun 25, 2017

The 5/1 Adjustable Rate Mortgages are 3.875% at Quicken with an April of 4.117% to start. The best 20 year FRMs at the bank start at 3.750% with an April of 3.891%. 10 year fixed rate loans start at 3.250% carrying an April of 3.456%. The shorter term, popular 15 year refinance FRM interest rates at the bank have been offered at 3.25% carrying an April of 3.396%.

Trump urges Democrats to get on board with health reform

But Americans over 40 wouldn't fare so well. The Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare , tried to address that problem by requiring all Americans to have health insurance , or pay a penalty. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Friday said he could not support a health care plan backed by Senate Republican leaders as written, noting the proposed elimination of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion component.

Celadon Group, Inc. (CGI) Downgraded by ValuEngine

The Company's divisions include Bauxite, Alumina, Aluminum, Cast Products, Energy and Rolled Products. Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 1 analysts Celadon Group (NYSE:CGI)'s price will reach at $12 during 52 weeks.

Uber CEO Resigns at Board's Urging

TravelPulse's Gabe Zaldivar reported last week that Kalanick's departure left the company with a committee of leaders, including Rachel Holt, manager of North America, Francis Frei, senior vice president of leadership and strategy and Liane Hornsey, chief of human resources.

$0.81 EPS Expected for Bank of Marin Bancorp (BMRC)

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,439 shares of the bank's stock valued at $170,000 after buying an additional 31 shares in the last quarter. Legal And General Group Public Ltd Co owns 1,461 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Parkside Fin Bancshares Tru accumulated 260 shares. Swiss Bankshares holds 97,800 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

The FY2017 EPS Estimates for Freeport-McMoran, Inc. Decreased by Analyst (FCX)

The firm's 50-day moving average price is $11.82 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.59. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 495,200 shares of the natural resource company's stock worth $5,377,000 after buying an additional 368,000 shares during the last quarter.

Diageo plc (DGE) Given a GBX 2600 Price Target at S&P Global

Affinity Advisors Limited Liability Company invested in 1.33% or 113,626 shares. Analysts await Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) to report earnings on July, 28. Workspace Group plc (LON:WKP)'s stock had its "buy" rating reissued by stock analysts at Liberum Capital in a report released on Friday. The stock of CYBG PLC (LON:CYBG) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, February 20 by Goldman Sachs.

RBF Capital LLC Has $1527000 Stake in Teekay LNG Partners LP (TGP)

Seaport Global Securities' price objective would indicate a potential upside of 8.96% from the company's current price. Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on DLNG. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 49,200 shares of the shipping company's stock worth $757,000 after buying an additional 12,200 shares during the period.

Leo Varadkar officially takes charge as Ireland's prime minister

Aside from being the country's first openly gay prime minister, Varadkar is also Ireland's youngest prime minister and the first from an ethnic minority background. Ireland's new Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is congratulated by lawmakers after being elected Ireland's 14th Taoiseach (Prime Minister) at Leinster House, Dublin , Ireland, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 .

Stifel Financial Corp Raises Position in Xerox Corporation (XRX)

The firm has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, January 3. Zacks upgraded the shares of XRX in report on Wednesday, August 12 to "Sell" rating. Price to Earning P/E ratio and Forward P/E stand at 70.2 and 8.2 respectively. About 2.39 million shares traded. Xerox Corp (NYSE:XRX) has risen 17.43% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending.

BidaskClub Downgrades Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) to Buy

The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.21 on June 22, reaching $47.34. About 316,371 shares traded. Gw Henssler Assocs Ltd holds 0.36% in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE: XEL ) or 80,080 shares. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 9% are positive. Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of Xcel Energy in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th.

US stocks close mixed on economic data

This is 2.9 percent above the revised April rate of 593,000 and is 8.9 percent above the May 2016 estimate of 560,000. In parallel, the Department of Labor reported that initial jobless claims for the week ending on 16 June edged higher by 3,000 to 241,000 (consensus: 240,000).

Weaker growth in gas prices helped slow annual inflation rate in May

The Bank of Canada's top two officials last week said that looser monetary policies put in place in 2015 had largely done their work, and the bank would assess whether rates must remain at near-record lows. The Statistics Canada report also found weaker price growth in every province last month, with the biggest slowdown in Manitoba. Gasoline prices declined in May with the year-over-year increase slipping to 6.8 per cent from as high as 23 per cent in February.

Five Republican senators now oppose health care bill as written

Revealed on Thursday, the bill remains deeply unpopular, and with the vote looming on the horizon, prominent Democrats and progressives are speaking out - including the party's 2016 presidential nominee. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists he wants a vote before the Fourth of July recess, leaving GOP leaders one week to win over more votes.

Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO) Stake Cut by Oppenheimer & Co. Inc

Summit Financial Wealth Advisors Llc bought 63,000 shares as the company's stock declined 5.42% while stock markets rallied. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2016 Q4. It fall, as 42 investors sold FLO shares while 93 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes.

The Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) Upgraded to "Sell" at Vetr Inc

The firm has "Neutral" rating by Longbow given on Friday, February 5. While looking at the Stock's Performance, Whole Foods Market , Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of 30.67%, where Monthly Performance is 22.28%, Quarterly performance is 47.95%, 6 Months performance is 33.37% and yearly performance percentage is 42.29%.

Tolmachev Sells 20000 Shares of Eclipse Resources Corporation (ECR) Stock

Rafferty Asset Ltd Co accumulated 3,516 shares or 0.05% of the stock. The stock notched a 12-month high of $3.36 while $5.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are now evaluating the company, $1.64 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate.

Key Republican Collins has 'serious concerns' on healthcare bill

American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference. She is one of four GOP senators to say they are opposed to it as written which could put the measure in immediate jeopardy. Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Sens.

Extreme Heat Leads to US Flight Cancellations

Death Valley, California, reached 53 C Tuesday and Palm Springs hit 50 C, tying the temperature for the same day past year. "This typically happens in June where you get a subtropical high (pressure system) that ends up shifting northward", said meteorologist Bianca Hernandez of the National Weather Service office in Phoenix .

Mason Street Advisors LLC Buys 480 Shares of Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)

It has outperformed by 25.59% the S&P500. The stock of AAC Holdings Inc (NYSE:AAC) is a huge mover today! About 264 shares traded. TULLOW OIL ORD GBP0.10 (OTCMKTS:TUWLF) has 0.00% since June 23, 2016 and is. Shares for $2.61 million were sold by LAMKIN BRYAN on Friday, March 31. 48,100 shares were sold by GESCHKE CHARLES M , worth $5.00 million. In related news, Director John E.

Skechers USA, Inc. (SKX) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts

Criterion Capital Management Llc acquired 138,330 shares as Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW)'s stock declined 24.72%. Tower Research Capital LLC (trc) claims 2,038 shares worth $56,000. 08/01/2016 - Skechers U.S.A., Inc. was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Argus. Ftb Advsrs Inc reported 0% in Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX). Therefore 75% are positive.

$1.56 EPS Expected for WABCO Holdings Inc. (WBC)

The firm has "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, April 26. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform" on Friday, October 23. Sei holds 0.1% of its portfolio in WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC). Emory University invested in 1.64% or 15,727 shares. Glenmede Com Na accumulated 0.51% or 1.20M shares.

Concordia International Corp (CXRX) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

Concordia International Corp. posted earnings of $1.21 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 57%. from a "hold" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Concordia International Corp from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd.

The Analysts Set Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (BHLB) PT at $37.00

Berkshire Hills Bancorp has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $35.80. (NYSE:RPM) to report $1.17 EPS on July, 27.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 3.54% from last quarter's $1.13 EPS. (NYSE:BHLB) for 754 shares. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company.

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. ( NBIX ) is a part of Healthcare sector and belongs to Drugs - Generic industry. It has underperformed by 59.18% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:CA). 163,397 were reported by Victory Management. (NASDAQ:NBIX). Lazard Asset Lc holds 4,600 shares. Amer Gru owns 2,031 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership holds 0.03% or 1.02M shares in its portfolio.