• Milwaukee home to four semi-finalists for 2017 James Beard awards

    Milwaukee home to four semi-finalists for 2017 James Beard awards

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    Pastry chef Megan Garrelts has been nominated for her work at the Midwest-meets-Southern-inflected Ryein Leawood. Also recognized as a semifinalist in this category previous year, Bluestem received a major renovation in 2014.It continues to receive kudos as "a national standard bearer of consistent quality and excellence in food, atmosphere and service", with executive chef Andrew Longres recently promoted to run the kitchen.
  • Yellen signals interest rate rise but not

    Yellen signals interest rate rise but not "when" and "how high"

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    That is a revival so-called animal spirits inspired by expectations that President Donald Trump will unfurl a host of pro-business policies, including a loosening of bank regulations, an increase in fiscal spending, and promises of cuts to individual and corporate taxes.
  • Verizon Will Pay Less To Acquire Yahoo After Hacks

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    After the revelations, several top officials at Verizon said that the hacks would likely "materially" impact that deal and result in a lower acquisition price. Following reports of a revised deal, Yahoo's stock jumped $0.57 (1.27%) to $45.59 early Wednesday afternoon, while Verizon slipped down $0.30 (0.61%) to $47.98.
  • USA bridges structurally deficient

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    The number of structurally-deficient-bridges in North Carolina is down, but many in the Charlotte area are still in desperate need of fix. Iowa came in first , with some 4,968 structurally deficient bridges-accounting for 20.5 percent of the state's total bridges.
  • China January exports, imports easily beat expectations

    China January exports, imports easily beat expectations

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    Businesses are likely to have slowed activity ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday earlier this year as it began on January 28, compared with February 8 in 2016. But Nomura analysts said it can also be explained by a weakened yuan, which has made Chinese exports more affordable. China's export to Russian Federation rose 7.3% on an annualized basis to $37.3 bln in 2016.
  • #Review: Fifty Shades Darker

    #Review: Fifty Shades Darker

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    Actually... don't answer that. The movie is not receiving the best reviews, but fans of the series still flocked to theaters late Thursday for early screenings. How can she wear a dress with no underwear and have no nipples showing, yet the second that dress slips off headlights are on full beam? They get it on in restaurants, showers and lifts before heading to the bedroom to try a range of gadgets that on the big screen look faintly ridiculous.
  • IEA increases 2017 global oil demand outlook

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    Earlier this month, Novak said that global oil output was cut by 1.4 million bpd in January, and that " we are also noticing a significant decrease in speculative pressure to the prices ". Qatar was the fourteenth largest total petroleum and liquids producer in 2015 with 2.049 million barrels per day of production. USA shale producers, for example, are returning to the market after being hammered by collapsing oil prices in 2014.
  • Head of Homeland Security meets with Abbott in RGV

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    Clearly this whole approach was part of what then-candidate Trump talked about for a year or two. "Any discussion about the protection of our south-west border involves discussion of physical barriers but also of technological sensors, things like that", he said.
  • Fed keeps rates unchanged in first meeting under Trump

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    Markets, which are also betting on three rate hikes, had little reaction to the Fed statement. "In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee made a decision to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at one-half to three-quarter percent", the Fed said in a press statement.
  • Poland's PMI highest in 22 months

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    Lee Hopley, chief economist at EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, said the survey told "a positive story about the sector", with the all the important output and orders components remaining firmly in positive territory. "Domestic demand faltered the last time producers increased prices this quickly in 2011, and we doubt that this time will be different", he said. A PMI measures changes in activity levels across China's manufacturing sector from one month to the next.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (TEVA) is Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (TEVA) is Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to " Buy"

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    On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited will post $5.12 EPS for the current year. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited has a one year low of $32.11 and a one year high of $62.31. The Company has 991.72 million shares outstanding and 991.72 million shares were floated in market. The stock price is going above to its 52 week low with 7.72% and lagging behind from its 52 week high with -44.25%.
  • Trump Accuses Mexico Of Taking Advantage Of U.S.

    Trump Accuses Mexico Of Taking Advantage Of U.S.

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    President Donald Trump's "unacceptable" demand of payment for a border wall, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday. The discussion capped a week that saw relations between the neighboring nations plunge into the biggest diplomatic crisis in decades as Pena Nieto vowed that Mexico will never pay for the border barrier.
  • British actor John Hurt dead at 77, reports say

    British actor John Hurt dead at 77, reports say

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    He is survived by his wife, Anwen Rees-Myers, and two sons. The veteran actor donned the role of deformed Joseph Merrick in The Elephant Man and voiced Aragorn in the famous The Lord of the Rings series. You did realise that it is going to come to an end at some stage. "It got to a point where my children wouldn't ask me if I died, but rather how do you die?" Of whether he received homophobia for his role, he said: "No.
  • Alphabet Profit Misses Analyst Estimates on Cloud Costs, Tax

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    Google parent company Alphabet reported mixed Q4 financial results despite solid growth in mobile search and ad sales. The business has a 50 day moving average of 817.85 and a 200 day moving average of 798.18 whilst the 52 week high shares of Alphabet Inc have reached is 867 and the 52 week low is 672.66.
  • Diageo Delivers Increase In Profits Reflected By Accelerated Organic Growth

    Diageo Delivers Increase In Profits Reflected By Accelerated Organic Growth

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    It noted at the time - just a month after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union - that the depreciation of sterling in the run up to and following the vote would help its results going forward. The report also highlights Diageo's strong performance in the United States attributed mainly to it's spirits and scotch growth. Diageo notes that Guinness "net sales were broadly flat" around the world and that sales fell in Africa .
  • Trump Hotels Eyes US Expansion Despite Potential Conflicts of Interest

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    The company which manages eight namesake hotels in the USA, some owned by the Trump family, is reportedly considering opening luxury hotels in Denver, Dallas, San Francisco and Seattle. "We see significant growth opportunity in the United States for both our hotel brands, " the spokesperson said. The first Scion hotel will open this year, he said.
  • Australian Inflation lower than expected

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    The New Zealand dollar jumped on the news, climbing about US0.4c to just over US73c shortly after the release, on expectations that the figures make it more likely that the Reserve Bank will begin raising interest rates. The bank's preferred measures of core inflation - which strip out the most volatile price moves - were both at 0.4 per cent for the quarter, and also around 1.5-1.6 per cent for the year.
  • Chinese firm buys Rio's NSW coal mines

    Chinese firm buys Rio's NSW coal mines

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    The deal comprises an initial $1.95bn cash payment and $500m in aggregate deferred cash payments, payable as annual instalments of $100m over five years following completion. Yancoal, which is controlled by state-owned Chinese group Yankuang, already owns seven Australian coal mines. Yancoal chairman Xiyong Li said the Coal & Allied deal would be a transformative acquisition for the company and form the basis of its future growth in Australia.