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Business Constellation Brands posts 21% profit increase in its third quarter
Author: 0 Constellation Brands posts 21% profit increase in its third quarter

The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, April 3 with "Buy". Deutsche Bank upgraded Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: STZ ) rating on Thursday, September 17. PEG ratio for Constellation Brands, Inc .is just at 1.72, a level that is slightly below sector at 1.83. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, June 16 by RBC Capital Markets.

Business Largest Prime Number With More Than 23 Million Digits Discovered
Author: 0 Largest Prime Number With More Than 23 Million Digits Discovered

The next Mersenne prime discovery could be smaller or larger than the existing record holder, but the big target for the GIMPS team is to find a 100 million digit prime number. However, as computers become more sophisticated, the prime numbers in question need to become longer and longer in order to keep up - although the 50th Mersenne prime is so lengthy as to actually preclude it from this objective.

Business SBI likely to cut minimum balance requirement for savings accounts
Author: 0 SBI likely to cut minimum balance requirement for savings accounts

However, after criticism by customers, it reduced those charges with effect from October 1. A penalty amount ranging from Rs. 20 to Rs. 50 (both amounts exclusive of GST or goods and services tax) is chargeable for non-maintenance of sufficient balance as per the bank's minimum account balance rules.

Business GDP likely to grow by 6.5% this fiscal
Author: 0 GDP likely to grow by 6.5% this fiscal

Also slowed performance of sectors including agriculture and manufacturing is being seen another reason behind the low figure. However, the growth in investment at 4.5 per cent has shown a marginal improvement over the 2.4 per cent growth achieved in 2016-17.

Business Weak consumer confidence hits United Kingdom auto sales
Author: 0 Weak consumer confidence hits United Kingdom auto sales

Mike Hawes , SMMT chief executive (left), admitted it had been a "very volatile" year, saying sales had been affected by the Brexit vote. It's disappointing, therefore, to see these advances undermined by the backlash against cleaner, low emission diesels, with the recent drop in sales the prime cause of this increase in Carbon dioxide emissions.

Business Gander Outdoors Opening Store in York, Pennsylvania
Author: 0 Gander Outdoors Opening Store in York, Pennsylvania

The store closed in May 2017 after Gander Mountain went into bankruptcy. Lemonis' Camping World Holdings Inc. Other locations are in Kenosha and Sheboygan. "In addition to the York location, we are now pursuing other locations for reopening and expansion and expect to announce additional locations and markets in the coming weeks", said Lemonis.

Business Plattsburgh Kmart to close in April
Author: 0 Plattsburgh Kmart to close in April

Those two locations were operated under the Sears brand but were not owned by Sears Holdings . Sears Holding , the parent company of both retailers, made the announcement Thursday. Sears' announcement comes after the company closed 350 Sears and Kmart stores previous year. There is also a Sears store closing in Boca Raton. Eligible workers will be paid severance and have a chance to apply for open jobs at area Kmart or Sears stores, the company said.

Business SoftBank agrees to purchase massive stake in Uber
Author: 0 SoftBank agrees to purchase massive stake in Uber

Today's report explains that Kalanick originally had offered to sell around half of his stake in Uber , but that ultimately didn't happen due to limits outlined previously between Uber and the buyers, thus putting him at selling 29 percent of his shares.

Business FCC Chairman Ajit Pai abruptly cancels CES appearance
Author: 0 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai abruptly cancels CES appearance

Ajit Pai will not be speaking at next week's massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to an email sent to media covering the event. On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission adopted its Restoring internet Freedom Order (RIF Order) repealing public utility-like regulations imposed on internet service providers in 2015 by the Obama administration FCC.

Business Tesla Q4 Numbers - Highest Sales Ever, 1550 Model 3 Deliveries
Author: 0 Tesla Q4 Numbers - Highest Sales Ever, 1550 Model 3 Deliveries

JPMorgan analyst Ryan Brinkman wrote in a report last month that he thinks Tesla stock could fall 40% in 2018 due to the Model 3 difficulties. In delivering 1,550 of its new Model 3 electric vehicles in the fourth quarter, Tesla fell short of Wall Street expectations.

Business More than 100 Sears and Kmart stores to close in spring
Author: 0 More than 100 Sears and Kmart stores to close in spring

Sears Holdings spokesman Larry Costello wouldn't say how many jobs would be cut, but noted that most are part-time positions. The Sears at 693 Stillwater Ave.in Bangor, the only store in ME on the list , is scheduled for closure in early April.

Business John Williams to compose the theme for Solo
Author: 0 John Williams to compose the theme for Solo

And we still haven't seen a single official still or any kind of trailer... more than likely because Disney doesn't want to shift focus away from the frightening money making machine that The Last Jedi has appeared to be. Williams has written the complete scores for eight Star Wars films, and won an Oscar for the 1977 original as well as nominations for three of the other seven.

Business Suzuki 2-wheelers record 50% sales growth in December
Author: 0 Suzuki 2-wheelers record 50% sales growth in December

The company had sold 35,825 units in the same month previous year, Tata Motors said in a statement. Domestic sales during the month under review increased to 40,158 units from an off-take of 40,057 reported during December 2016. On a related note, Royal Enfield posted a sale of 66,968 motorcycles in the month of December 2017, closing the calendar year by recording a growth of 16 percent over the same period last year.

Business Russian daily oil output edges up in 2017 to 30-year high
Author: 0 Russian daily oil output edges up in 2017 to 30-year high

The spread between the benchmarks widened throughout the year, as Brent responded to the drawdown in supply from major world producers while USA output continued to grow. “The U.S. shale impact is now encroaching on uncharted territory, ” analysts at RBC Capital Markets wrote this month, saying it had “redrawn the global crude flow map.”.

Business Airtel beats Jio again, this time with their Rs 799 plan
Author: 0 Airtel beats Jio again, this time with their Rs 799 plan

We have already stepped into 2018, but the " Reliance Jio effect" on its fellow network providers remains! With that, anyone who opts for Airtel's Rs 799 pack will get a total of 98GB of data spread over 28 days. These include telecom operators such as Reliance Jio , Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone. Airtel's Rs 799 plan directly counters Jio's Rs 799 plan. Under this plan, Vodafone is offering local and STD calls with 1GB data per day.

Business Telegram 4.7 adds support for multiple accounts and quick replies
Author: 0 Telegram 4.7 adds support for multiple accounts and quick replies

Now, Telegram has rolled out update 4.7 which brings in support for themes, multiple accounts and quick reply . That ought to be very useful for people who use it both as a work and a personal messaging app. However, notifications from all the accounts will pop up on the screen (enabled by default) even if you are now using one of those accounts. Another new feature is the ability to quickly respond to messages with a swipe gesture.

Business BP Expects One-Off USD1.5 Billion Charge From US Tax Reform
Author: 0 BP Expects One-Off USD1.5 Billion Charge From US Tax Reform

While the tax changes should be positive in the long term, BP expects a short term negative hit to its balance sheet. BP will take a one-off $1.5 billion charge in its 2017 fourth quarter earnings as a result of new US corporate income tax rules, joining rival Royal Dutch Shell.

Business Train ticket prices soar in biggest increase in five years
Author: 0 Train ticket prices soar in biggest increase in five years

Bruce Williamson, of campaign group Railfuture, called for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation measure to be used for regulated fare increases instead. "Money from fares goes to improving and running the railway, supporting the industry to secure nearly £85bn of additional economic benefits for the country".

Business DeMar DeRozan delivers career-best performance with 52 points
Author: 0 DeMar DeRozan delivers career-best performance with 52 points

The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in National Basketball Association action at the Air Canada Centre. Injury report: For the Raptors, the injury report is clear. It's a Happy New Year indeed for DeRozan's fantasy owners. Toronto was on the road for January 1 last season, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 123-114 at Staples Centre.

Business California launches 1st legal sales of recreational marijuana
Author: 0 California launches 1st legal sales of recreational marijuana

The rollout is expected to be gradual and bumpy. The arrival of the new year in California brings with it broad legalization of marijuana. California, the most populous US state, began the nation's medical marijuana trend in 1996, and holds an outsized influence in national policy as it begins recreational marijuana sales under an initiative approved by voters in 2016.

Business Passport systems back online after brief outage disrupts United States airports
Author: 0 Passport systems back online after brief outage disrupts United States airports

Sky News Australia and U.S. media outlets are reporting worldwide airport systems have failed across the country on one of the busiest evenings to travel in the states. WASHINGTON-Immigration desk computers at various airports went down for about two hours on Monday, causing long lines for travelers entering the United States after year-end holidays, according to Customs and Border Protection and posts on social media.

Business Georgia Beats Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma in 2OT Win in 2018 Rose Bowl
Author: 0 Georgia Beats Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma in 2OT Win in 2018 Rose Bowl

But quarterback Baker Mayfield engineered a scoring drive that ended in an 11-yard touchdown pass to fullback Dimitri Flowers. Oklahoma is one half away from a trip to the national championship game. Defense settles in: One of the most overrated things coaches will talk about are adjustments made at halftime. The Sooners could very well turn in their best defensive performance of the season against the Bulldogs.

Author: 0 12 killed in Iran as protestors clash with security forces

Travel restrictions have made it hard to confirm reports about the protests and postings on social media. Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a small protest in Tehran's Enghelab Square on Sunday evening, according to unverified social media videos.

Business Ohio's Minimum Wage Increases In 2018
Author: 0 Ohio's Minimum Wage Increases In 2018

This is the third increase for fast-food employees in NY since a state wage board recommended the pay raises in 2015. "They're all 17, 18 year old high school kids". For fast-food workers in New York City, the minimum wage will increase from $12 to $13.50 an hour. "I couldn't imagine how you could live on less than $15 an hour".

Author: 0 MKP Capital Management LLC Increases Position in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)

Bell State Bank & Trust who had been investing in Nxp Semiconductors N V for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $39.70 billion market cap company. Its down 0.02, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in NXPI . Landscape Mgmt Lc accumulated 0.54% or 14,247 shares.

Business One lucky Irish person is €38.9m richer today
Author: 0 One lucky Irish person is €38.9m richer today

One lucky Irish punter is set to pocket a staggering €38,906,715 after their lucky numbers came up in last night's draw. It's not yet known where exactly in the country the ticket was sold. He won £15,000 Irish pounds on the old Irish sweepstakes (which was replaced by the national lottery 30 years ago) and he won $3,000 and $5,000 over the years in lotteries in the US.

Author: 0 Triangle Securities Wealth Management Buys 434 Shares of Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ)

GBERF's SI was 50,300 shares in December as released by FINRA. Denver Ltd Liability, a Colorado-based fund reported 8,625 shares. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. 10,962 were reported by Rmb Limited Co. What Historical Figures Say About Mondelez International, Inc . The firm has a market cap of $63,959.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.88, a PEG ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.98.

Author: 0 Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) EPS Estimated At $1.73

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 8.48% since December 31, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Shelton Capital Management decreased its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (CAT) by 22.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Business 'Nigerian prince' email scammer arrested in Slidell
Author: 0 'Nigerian prince' email scammer arrested in Slidell

Michael Neu , 67, is charged with 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering . Photo via the Slidell Police Facebook page. Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal had a few words of warning for anyone receiving suspicious emails. The Slidell Police Department said that its investigation is ongoing, but can be extremely hard because many leads point toward people who live outside the United States.