OPEC Loses Element of Surprise as Majority Back Cuts Extension

US crude oil rose 30 cents to $49.37.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other producers including Russian Federation pledged to cut output by nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) in the first half of 2016, a deal lik... More..

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Assange Claims Victory After Sweden Drops Rape Investigation
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Assange Claims Victory After Sweden Drops Rape Investigation

Assange, 45, has lived in the embassy since 2012 when he took refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden over rape allegations. Assange's lawyer Per Samuelson said Assange faced a "real risk" of extradition fr...More..

Trump bump to Trump slump: dollar posts worst week in 10 months
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trump bump to Trump slump: dollar posts worst week in 10 months

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan reversed earlier losses to gain 0.1 percent, shrinking its weekly loss to 0.5 percent. The US dollar decreased to 0.9732 Swiss franc from 0.9806 Swiss ...More..

Officers Stake out Rooftops for Special Olympics Kansas
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Officers Stake out Rooftops for Special Olympics Kansas

Friday. "But previous year, it was so warm, I needed sunscreen", said Hamrick, the school resource officer at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. Bloomington's Cop on Top will be on June 7 ahead of th...More..

Macron poised to launch next stage of his French 'revolution'
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Macron poised to launch next stage of his French 'revolution'

Netanyahu said Israel and France both face the threat of "radical Islamic terror", and expressed confidence the "longtime allies" would "continue to deepen" relations. "I will do everything I can over the nex...More..

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Asia stocks at two-year highs, look pricey; oil climbs

Concerns over recent President Donald Trump's recent controversies have affected the dollar and stock futures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 104.67 points, or 0.51 percent, to 20,711.6, the S&P 500...More..

Local ranchers hopeful after trade deal with China
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Local ranchers hopeful after trade deal with China

American beef and LNG exports alone will do little to close the trade deficit against China , which has ballooned well past $300 billion for each of the past few years. Wilbur Ross the Commerce Secretary s...More..

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President Trump and Saudi King Salman meet in Riyadh

Large billboards of Trump and King Salman lined the highway from the airport, CNN reported. Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud welcomes U.S. Trump waved from the doorway after Air Force One to...More..

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Amid White House crisis, Pence tries to avoid political fray

The vice president also denied that a request for a security clearance had been made for Flynn's son, apparently unaware that it had in fact been requested. Mueller III - as "a witch hunt ". In addition, Kisly...More..

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Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 percent turnout

In a briefing for reporters, interior ministry official Ali Asghar Ahmadi outlined a similar proportion of votes, which if confirmed would give the pragmatist cleric a second term in which to pursue Iran's re...More..

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MB Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:MBFI) Valuation According To Analysts

Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) high price target of $18 and with a conservative view have low price target of $12. Car...More..

Oil prices dip as supply remains ample despite output cuts
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Oil prices dip as supply remains ample despite output cuts

Russian Federation on Monday joined with lead OPEC member Saudi Arabia in calling for reductions to be extended through March 2018. Meanwhile, production in the United States has been increasing, threatening ...More..

Wal-Mart's first-quarter comparable sales beat estimates
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Wal-Mart's first-quarter comparable sales beat estimates

US first-quarter same-store sales rose 1.4% at the company's supercenter and discount stores. Wall Street expects Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) to report quarterly earnings at $0.96 per share on revenue of ...More..

Solid results for Wal-Mart in the U.S.
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Solid results for Wal-Mart in the U.S.

In the second quarter, Wal-Mart expected to achieve earnings of around $1.00 to $1.08 per share. That means for nearly three years now, stores open at least 12 months have posted year-over-year sales gains - ...More..

Devastating tornadoes tear through Wisconsin and Oklahoma
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Devastating tornadoes tear through Wisconsin and Oklahoma

In Wisconsin , a tornado tore through a mobile home park, killing at least one person and injuring several others. The National Weather Service reported more than 20 tornadoes occurred throughout the cen...More..

Facebook fined €110 million for 'misleading' European Union over WhatsApp takeover
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Facebook fined €110 million for 'misleading' European Union over WhatsApp takeover

The full decision is not yet available but a press release can be found here. When it notified European Union authorities of its plan to acquire WhatsApp in 2014, it told the Commission on at least two occa...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Iran incumbent Rouhani holds commanding lead in vote tally

In addition, Russian Federation and Iran are two of the three so-called guarantors of an initiative to establish "safe zones" in Syria. The parallels are certainly there: The race pits a populist, conservative ...More..

Andros Townsend wins Crystal Palace end of season award
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Andros Townsend wins Crystal Palace end of season award

And once the emphatic win against Hull last Sunday guaranteed Palace safety with tomorrow's trip to Manchester United to spare, Allardyce let out a metaphorical sigh of relief. He does, though, think Ajax shoul...More..

United Kingdom workers suffer first pay squeeze since 2014
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

United Kingdom workers suffer first pay squeeze since 2014

Among the index of food items which recorded notable increases in April compared to the same period previous year were cooking oil (49.0 per cent), spinach (15.9 per cent) and tomatoes (13.8 per cent). An incre...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

It's been investigating president Donald Trump's controversial firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . On Twitter, Chaffetz said of the Comey memo implicating Trump of urging Comey...More..

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American Airlines passenger detained after in-flight disturbance

Passenger Lee Lorenzen told CNN affiliate KITV that the flight attendant told the man: "You're not coming in here" and used the cart to block his path. American Airlines confirmed that the crew of Flight 31 f...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Says Who? WaPo, NYT Blast Trump on Comey, Russia Through Anonymous Reports

The White House did not deny the conversation took place, but said that the investigation into Russia's campaign influence operation had impeded the administration's ability to negotiate with Moscow on other ma...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

China, ASEAN agree on framework for South China Sea code of conduct

Four Indonesian soldiers were killed when a Chinese-made anti-aircraft cannon malfunctioned during an exercise in the Natuna island chain in the South China Sea , the Indonesian military said Thursday. The p...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Oil rises as countries join OPEC cuts

The following month, 11 non-OPEC oil-producing countries pledged to cut an additional 558,000 barrels a day, reaching an overall reduction of 1.8 million. Gasoline demand rose by 252,000 barrels a day, bringing...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Says Trump's Decision to Fire Comey Was 'Appropriate'

Two unnamed White House officials confirmed the account to the Times , while a third government official said that the comments were a negotiating tactic used by Trump. The developments were a blow to White Ho...More..

Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams Inc. Has $433000 Position in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams Inc. Has $433000 Position in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)

Tradewinds Capital Management LLC raised its position in QUALCOMM by 4.8% in the third quarter. (KMI) has a trading volume of 14.59 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 12690 shares - with shares d...More..

Boy, 8, Killed Himself 2 Days After Assault at School
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Boy, 8, Killed Himself 2 Days After Assault at School

The boy then jumps in the face of another student in a "menacing manner". Carolyn Emery has two children at the school, including a daughter who was in first grade with Gabriel. The alleged assault took place...More..

Hudco shares soar 20% on street debut
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hudco shares soar 20% on street debut

The initial public offering of state-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd ( Hudco ) was covered nearly 80 times on the final day of the issue. After witnessing a bumper subscription, state-run H...More..

Body dumped in ditch during theft of hearse
by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Body dumped in ditch during theft of hearse

The Brazos County Sheriff's Office in Texas tweeted Friday that a hearse had been stolen around 5:30 a.m. The body was found around 7 a.m . when a passing truck driver spotted it, according to the Houston Ch...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kuwait backs call to extend oil output cuts

The country's oil minister said last week Iraq would support a six-month extension. Brent crude futures were at $52.05 per barrel at 0129 GMT, up 23 cents, or 0.44 percent, from their last close. It seems lik...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saudi signals first cut in crude supplies to Asian customer-refinery source

Production rose, however, and gasoline demand over the last four weeks was 2.5 percent lower than at the same time period a year ago. "The prices are still way below $50", said Eugen Weinberg, an analyst at...More..

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Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel

Mr Trump also strongly defended his decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. "We want to bring this great country of ours together". Rosenstein denied media reports from last week ...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence

USA lawmakers demanded stronger action. DeSantis declared that the Turkish president must be reminded that the United States of America is not "an Islamist tyranny" and that American citizens can not be treat...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

Oil stuck in Trump slump as risk aversion damps United States supply drop

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that OPEC net oil export revenues will rise to about $539 billion dollars (nominal) in 2017, based on the forecast of global oil prices and OPEC produc...More..

by | Saturday, May 20, 2017

The U.S.'s delicate balance between arms deals and diplomacy

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (2nd R) and her family, husband Jared Kushner (from L) and children Joseph and Arabella Kushner, arrived aboard the Marine One helicopter with the president to b...More..