Theresa May Defends National Insurance Tax Hike As 'Fair'

The Budget also includes £270 million for the maintenance of schools. Mr Hammond had come under pressure before his Budget to provide extra money for social care and measures to ease the pressure on businesses facing rate rises. But the Chancellor told ITV's Good Morning Britain that the Conservatives "dealt with this issue back in 2015 when we legislated for the tax locks that we talked about during the election campaign". Read More

Analyst Stock Ratings: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Ford Motor Company (F)

Analyst Stock Ratings: Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO), Ford Motor Company (F)

Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.96% of the company's stock. Presently Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) stock have an ABR of 2.16. The company's shares were closed at $16.07. The Mean and Low price Targets are $20.82 and $15, respectively. The stock has a high price target of $14.2 according to consensus of 24 analysts. Scotiabank reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp in a report on Monday, February 6th. Read More

Dollar index hits five-day high after strong U.S. private-sector jobs data

In another upbeat sign for the labor market, payroll processor ADP released a report on Wednesday showing that private sector employment in the USA increased by much more than expected in the month of February. Zandi also suggests the job market also received a boost from the unseasonably warm winter weather this year. "Much more than expected!" As a candidate, however, Trump argued that the unemployment rate was under-estimating the true state of joblessness in the country-and therefore ... Read More

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM), H&R Block, Inc. (HRB)

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM), H&R Block, Inc. (HRB)

H & R Block has started to fully realize the benefits of last year's cost reduction efforts. According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, HRB makes up 6.07% of the Vanguard Growth ETF (Symbol: VUG) which is trading higher by about 0.2% on the day Wednesday. Read More

Exxon Mobil Plans to Invest $20 Billion on US Gulf Coast Project

Exxon Mobil Plans to Invest $20 Billion on US Gulf Coast Project

Trump congratulated Exxon Mobil - the company Tillerson formerly led - on its announcement that it would be spending $20 billion on expanded investments in 11 Gulf Coast projects. Woods' comments at CERAWeek may presage major themes up for debate at the oil industry's biggest annual conference. The US exported about Dollars 91 billion of petroleum and natural gas products in 2015, according to UN Comtrade data, but it imported even more - about USD 95 billion. Read More

United Kingdom asset managers Standard Life, Aberdeen discuss merger

United Kingdom asset managers Standard Life, Aberdeen discuss merger

The deal, which will create a 660 billion-pound asset manager, is the latest defensive move by the active management industry to combat a tide of investors shifting money to low-priced, passive funds. But operational challenges remain, Citi cautioned, despite the more diversified base of assets and extensive distribution network. "This could create a period of uncertainty but until more news becomes available investors would be wise to stay patient". Read More

Deutsche Bank says to raise EUR8 bn with new share issue

Deutsche Bank says to raise EUR8 bn with new share issue

Jeffrey Urwin, now head of corporate and investment banking which helps clients with acquisitions, raising debt and equity, is stepping down from his post, while the bank will at a later stage name a successor to CFO Schenck. Deutsche Bank's capital position has always been a topic of discussion on Wall Street, and questions about capital have dominated recent earnings calls. Read More

Dollar moves narrowly in Tokyo ahead of Yellen speech

New York Fed President William Dudley told CNNMoney on Tuesday that the case for raising interest rates is growing. "The story has been an aggressive reprising of the March Fed hike". If the forecast is right, the upgrade may boost confidence that the Fed is considering a rate hike in March. The assumption was that Fed officials would want to assess President Trump's proposed tax cuts and increased spending for the military and infrastructure projects, after the details of those projects ... Read More

GM Strikes a Deal to Sell Its Money-Losing Opel Brand

The first models jointly developed under their five year-old partnership will be on display at the Geneva show, which opens to the press on Tuesday. PSA boss Carlos Tavares said last week a full acquisition of Opel offered an "opportunity to create a European auto champion" and quickly exceed 5 million annual vehicle sales. Read More

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF)

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $11.91 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.99. The stock's quarterly performance indicates a Negative momentum of -18.48 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Optimistic with 5.49 percent. Read More

Friend Codes Still Available On The Switch

Friend Codes Still Available On The Switch

Now, if you hear the words "Yes you can purchase a Nintendo Switch without a Pre-order" that's certainly good news. Whether this will be communicated to the buying public remains to be seen, and we'll likely have to wait to see how successful the Switch is at launch. Read More

USA stocks surge; Dow marks first time above 21000 points

USA stocks surge; Dow marks first time above 21000 points

In his first address to a joint session of Congress late Tuesday, Trump said he wanted to boost the United States economy with a "massive" tax relief, make a $1 trillion effort on infrastructure, and overhaul Obamacare. A report from the Commerce Department showed USA consumer spending rose less than expected in January, while inflation pushed higher. Mr. Trump offered little new news with regards to his coming tax cut in his speech, with the exception of the fact that part will benefit ... Read More

Crude Stocks Rise For Eighth Straight Week As Exports Ease Off Record

Interestingly, this price level, according to unnamed OPEC sources, is considered sufficient to discourage US shale producers from building production further. The sharp domestic production also played a big role with the monumental milestone; current production has increased to 9 million barrels for the past couple of weeks. Read More

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) Upside Stock Technicals at Extreme Strength

The Company has 52-week high of $13.77 and 52-week low of $8.02. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 181,606 shares in the company, valued at $2,148,398.98. Looking at the stock's movement on the chart, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $13.28. After this sale, 121,954 common shares of CY are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $1,597,597. Read More

Best Buy posts unexpected drop in same-store sales, shares slide

Best Buy posts unexpected drop in same-store sales, shares slide

Shares, which have risen 34% over the last twelve months, dropped 4% to $42.27 in pre-market trading. Yet, revenue fell 1% to $13.48 billion, which was below the $13.62 billion that analysts expected. Best Buy Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry said it expects meager 1.5% revenue growth this year. The retailer reported a 0.9 percent decline in U.S. Read More

Philippine police will return to drug war: Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine police will return to drug war: Rodrigo Duterte

According to reporters and photographers, who have been working on the crime beat on the night shift, the "vigilante-style" killings of drug suspects had continued, but the pace has reduced after the suspension of police operations. Edgard Arevalo said that troops would only back up the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, or PDEA, which has a tiny force, in assaults against major drug suspects and in raids in far-flung areas facing insurgency and terrorism threats under the new agreement. Read More

Oceti Sakowin protest camp clean up could take a while

Oceti Sakowin protest camp clean up could take a while

Officers did not enter the camp to pursue another 25 to 50 remaining protesters. The work under the Missouri River reservoir will reportedly complete the $3.8 billion roughly 1,200-mile pipeline, allowing oil to begin flowing from North Dakota to IL via Iowa and South Dakota. Read More

US Education Secretary Calls Obama Transgender Memo 'Overreach'

US Education Secretary Calls Obama Transgender Memo 'Overreach'

She was at odds with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was intent on reversing the guidance. The White House denied those reports . Last year, while Barack Obama was president, the departments issued the guidelines, saying among other things that transgender students should be called by their preferred names and pronouns, and have access to the restrooms, locker rooms, and other single-sex facilities that correspond with their gender identity. Read More

Reliable stocks in today's share market: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE)

On 02/23/2017 close, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) plummeted -0.48% to $24.66. Analysts were expecting profit to be just over $2.05 a share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 13th. The stock's quarterly performance indicates a Positive momentum of 4.77 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Optimistic with 7.78 percent. Read More

Owner of Burger King, Tim Hortons to Buy Popeyes for $1800000000

On Monday, the speculated tie-up was formally confirmed in a transaction that will bulk up Restaurant Brands to become an even bigger player in the quick-service restaurant segment. Prior to the acquisition, RBI owned more than 20,000 fast food restaurants across the globe. The brand was founded 45 years ago in New Orleans suburb, named as Southern-fried "Chicken on the Run" restaurant. Read More