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Business U.S. corn production advances soybean production declines from October
Author: 0 U.S. corn production advances soybean production declines from October

Colorado farmers will harvest an estimated 187.96 million bushels of corn-for-grain production this fall - a record for the state. The yield will also be down from 2016 at 46 bushels per acre. The world is nevertheless still well supplied with wheat. Yield is expected to average a record 900 pounds per harvested acre. Traders squaring positions ahead of the USDA's monthly supply/demand reports on Thursday, in which analysts expect the government to trim is estimate of USA 2017 soyabean ...

Author: 0 Northern Capital Management LLC Grows Stake in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)

The stock rose 86.61% or $2.42 reaching $5.22 per share. About 4.31 million shares traded or 36.39% up from the average. NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI ) has risen 24.67% since November 10, 2016 and is uptrending. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Wednesday, October 18. ValuEngine upgraded shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th.

Business United Kingdom industrial production was surprisingly strong in September
Author: 0 United Kingdom industrial production was surprisingly strong in September

But construction fell the most in 18 months and a narrowing of the trade deficit was not enough to prevent the shortfall widening in the third quarter. Primary goods output rose 6.6 percent, capital goods production grew 7.4 percent and intermediate goods logged 1.9 percent gain. Year-on-year, construction output rose 1.1%, short of the 2.2% forecast and down from a revised 3.9% rise for August.

Business China's ByteDance buys Musical.ly teen app for Dollars 800 mln
Author: 0 China's ByteDance buys Musical.ly teen app for Dollars 800 mln

ByteDance, which is valued at $20 billion, owns Jinri Toutiao, a popular digital news aggregator with 120 million daily users . Users can share, like and comment on the clips, which run between 15 seconds and a minute in length. Bytedance a year ago formed an R&D division, called the Toutiao AI Lab, headed by Ma Wei-Ying, formerly Microsoft Research Asia's assistant managing director.

Business Delayed repairs to your broadband? You'll now get automatic compensation
Author: 0 Delayed repairs to your broadband? You'll now get automatic compensation

Providers have a while to get to grips with what's expected of them, though. Zen has always compensated its customers fairly and today's announcement automates that process. "So providers will have to pay money back automatically, whenever repairs or installations don't happen on time, or an engineer doesn't turn up". If providers fail to start a service on a promised date, customers could get GBP 5 for each calendar day of the delay.

Business SBI shares zoom 8% on Q2 net profit
Author: 0 SBI shares zoom 8% on Q2 net profit

SBI's total provisioning, including for NPAs, or bad loans , for the quarter in consideration at Rs 18,418 crore were a whopping 87 per cent over the previous quarter's figure of Rs 9,869 crore and also 27 per cent higher over the provisioning in the same period past year.

Business Boring Money warns of gender investment gap
Author: 0 Boring Money warns of gender investment gap

The gap now stands at 14.1 per cent, the same as it has been for the past two years, and at this rate could take until 2117 to close. Chief executive Sam Smethers said: "The pay gap is widest for older women as it grows over our working lives but we are now seeing a widening of the pay gap for younger women too, which suggests we are going backwards and that is extremely worrying".

Business Equifax profit falls as hacking costs take toll
Author: 0 Equifax profit falls as hacking costs take toll

The credit agency traced the data breach to a software flaw that was detected in March. That includes the costs to investigate the hack, legal fees and expenses for offering consumers free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection to its USA consumers.

Business Japanese companies stoked for China's Singles Day
Author: 0 Japanese companies stoked for China's Singles Day

Last year, Alibaba raked in $17.8 billion in sales, 82% of which was purchased on a mobile device. The event, which started out as an opportunity for Chinese singletons to buy themselves a gift, has spiralled into the world's biggest shopping day of the year.

Business JC Penney stock higher from a better results than expected
Author: 0 JC Penney stock higher from a better results than expected

Blackrock Inc. owns $94.58 million in J. C. Penney Company, Inc ., which represents roughly 10.29% of the company's market cap and approximately 16.98% of the institutional ownership. The firm had revenue of $2.86 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.95 billion. Holding will post 0.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Business Sean Parker: This Is How We Made Facebook Addicts
Author: 0 Sean Parker: This Is How We Made Facebook Addicts

The conversation did veer into Facebook territory and some of the information Parker divulged was bleak to say the very least. Facebook, he said, was built upon this question: "How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?" " God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains ", he added.

Business Together again: Panera Bread to buy Au Bon Pain
Author: 0 Together again: Panera Bread to buy Au Bon Pain

The reunion will serve as a swan song for Shaich, who is stepping down as Panera's CEO on January 1 - a move the company announced shortly after news of the deal hit. Shaich and Louis Kane created Au Bon Pain in 1981 and the company went public a decade later. "This acquisition offers the strategic opportunity for us to grow in several new real estate channels, including hospitals, universities, transportation centers and urban locations, among others".

Business Boom! Weekly US crude oil production hits an all-time high
Author: 0 Boom! Weekly US crude oil production hits an all-time high

Crude oil prices settled lower on Tuesday after OPEC said it expected a surge in North American shale output to cap demand for the cartel's crude oil . "We're on our way to set record crude oil production in 2018", said Andrew Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates in Houston. "Everybody is coming to the realization that shale is here to stay".

Business North Atlantic Treaty Organisation looks to increase troop numbers for Afghan training missions
Author: 0 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation looks to increase troop numbers for Afghan training missions

Diplomats in Brussels told reporters that partner countries would likely be supplying only about 700 more troops. The top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. "Coming out of today, it won't be at a 100 percent. but we are still in discussion with more than a few nations that are looking at increasing.so I'm encouraged", said Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, who is the top United States military official in Europe and also NATO's Supreme Allied Commander.

Author: 0 Mean Tweets Goes Country With Blake Shelton, Jana Kramer and More

Some of country music's finest stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a very special edition of the popular Mean Tweets segment that aired Wednesday night. Psy, famous for his song Gangnam Style, also made his appearance on an American talk show to promote his collaboration with Snoop Dogg, "Hangover", which made its way to the Top 26 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Business Topshop removes women-only changing rooms
Author: 0 Topshop removes women-only changing rooms

Travis Alabanza , who identifies as transfeminine, was turned away from the changing rooms at the Topshop branch in Manchester, and was advised by retail assistants to use Topman's changing rooms instead. They tweeted Topshop to say that gender-specific changing rooms are "dated and dangerous" and put "queer and trans shoppers at risk from harassment from other shoppers".

Business Analyzing the Financial Health of MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)
Author: 0 Analyzing the Financial Health of MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)

Revenue jumped 12.3 percent to $2.83 billion, surpassing Street forecasts of $2.77 billion. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.02). Envestnet Asset reported 17,367 shares. Ledyard National Bank acquired 47,700 shares as Texas Instruments Inc (TXN)'s stock rose 5.05%. Van Eck Corporation has invested 0.01% in MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM ).

Business Oil markets stumble on a surprise U.S. crude inventory build-up
Author: 0 Oil markets stumble on a surprise U.S. crude inventory build-up

Brent for January settlement fell 21 cents to $63.48/bbl on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange, after dropping 58 cents on Tuesday. "There's something for both bulls and bears in this week's inventory report, with a bearish build to crude stocks versus consensus, and bullish chunky draws for both gasoline and distillates", said Matt Smith, director of commodity research at ClipperData.

Business Smog alert: Odd-even scheme back in Delhi from November 13-17
Author: 0 Smog alert: Odd-even scheme back in Delhi from November 13-17

Gehlot has directed the DTC to hire 500 buses for the short-term, whereas DMRC has been asked to intake 300 buses, in order to tackle the rush after the odd-even is launched next week. Embassy vehicles will not come under odd-even rules. The Delhi Chief Minister said he had been asking, without luck, to meet with his Haryana and Punjab counterparts .

Author: 0 NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

NVIDIA Corporation ( NASDAQ NVDA ) traded down $4.31 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $204.85. We will be updating this story with more details when Nvidia releases its earnings. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Hold". Another trade for 2,500 shares valued at $325,048 was sold by Drell Persis.

Author: 0 The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

The Walt Disney Company ( DIS)'s average Piotroski F-Score: 5 during the last 7 years. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500. Therefore 50% are positive. Northstar Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.04% or 2,015 shares. Wellington Mngmt Grp Inc Llp invested 0.02% in MFA Financial , Inc.

Business Opel to electrify all model lines by 2024, speeding PSA transition
Author: 0 Opel to electrify all model lines by 2024, speeding PSA transition

Opel would also follow the electrification path, aiming to become the Carbon dioxide leader in Europe . By 2024, all European passenger carlines will be electrified – offering a pure battery electric propulsion or plug-in hybrid version alongside efficient internal combustion engines.

Author: 0 Eurozone Forecast To Grow At Fastest Rate In 10 Years

EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici said: "After five years of moderate recovery, European growth has now accelerated". "We see good news on many fronts, with more jobs being created, rising investment and strengthening public finances", said Moscovici , who also highlighted concerns over high debt levels and a lack of wage growth.

Author: 0 Tata Motors triples profits with strong JLR sales

This is the biggest profit jump in six quarters for Tata Motors after luxury vehicle brand Jaguar Land Rover began selling new models. Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover Automotive today reported a 38 percent increase in its Q2 FY2017-18 pre-tax profits to £385 million (Rs 3,789 crore).

Author: 0 Safety group finds lead in some fidget spinners

Another model, the Fidget Wild Premium Spinner in Brass, tested at 1,300 ppm. "The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reviewed and explicitly defined fidget spinners as 'general use products.' They are not defined by the CPSC as toys", Henderson said.

Business TripAdvisor adds badge to mark hotels where sexual assaults are reported
Author: 0 TripAdvisor adds badge to mark hotels where sexual assaults are reported

Three hotels in Mexico were badged on Wednesday, a TripAdvisor spokesman said. A spokesperson said the badges will decorate establishments' pages for up to three months. TripAdvisor has been the subject of widespread criticism this week for removing reviews that detailed serious assault claims by tourists visiting Mexico after a lengthy investigation that began in July by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel .

Business Detained man found to have snake in his trousers
Author: 0 Detained man found to have snake in his trousers

As police tried to restore order one of them, aged 19, became more aggressive. Police in Germany were treated to a slithering surprise after stopping a drunken fight. The officials noticed a considerable bulging of the trousers of the person concerned. 'When questioned, he stated that was carrying a snake in his trousers'.

Business New Zealand central bank looks ahead to faster inflation, earlier hike
Author: 0 New Zealand central bank looks ahead to faster inflation, earlier hike

Investors responded by bidding up the local dollar to as high as $0.6973. The Bank already takes employment into account when setting interest rates so this makes Mr Robertson's plan to introduce maximising employment as a second objective for the bank redundant at best, and potentially confusing.

Business 'Undateable' Creator Adam Sztykiel In Talks To Write 'Black Adam' Movie
Author: 0 'Undateable' Creator Adam Sztykiel In Talks To Write 'Black Adam' Movie

The Rock has already signed onto the standalone Black Adam movie . There's no word on what happened to the original plans of a Black Adam solo film, but perhaps the studio thought he deserved a different introduction before what I assume would only be a later meet-up against Shazam! in the inevitable sequel.