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Target's breezes past expectations in the first quarter

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:04am
Target is reporting that first-quarter profits jumped almost 8 percent as attempts to turn around its business appear to be gaining some traction.
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Low Volatility – Not A Reliable Bearish Signal

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:00am
By Rod Smyth, RiverFront Investment Group A lesson regarding economic growth and stock volatility Historically, long-term investors have not benefitted from betting against the combination of capitalism and democracy, even when global politics have been unsettled, unless the world’s stock markets are grossly overvalued – like they were in the late 1990s. In essence, humans…
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Air Canada plane diverted after passenger tries to open door

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:58am
An Air Canada flight from Jamaica to Toronto was diverted to Orlando, Florida, after authorities say a passenger became aggressive, attacked the crew with coffee pots and tried to open the cabin door.
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The Latest: Tear gas fired at Greek anti-austerity protest

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:37am
The Latest on Greece's general strike (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Greek riot police in central Athens have fired tear gas at protesting youths as anti-austerity protests turned violent.
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Target's 1Q Earnings Top Expectations

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:27am
Target reported a smaller-than-expected drop in quarterly comparable sales on Wednesday, as sales picked up in March after a slow start to the quarter.
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Vistaprint planning a 125-person Rhode Island sales office

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:11am
A company known for selling business cards and other customized publishing products is planning a 125-person sales office in Rhode Island.
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Why Online Travel Agents Should Fear Airbnb's Rise

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:05am
As Airbnb's "Trips" feature gains steam, hotels aren't the only companies that should be worried.
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5 Brand-Name Companies That Hired at Least 15,000 People in 2016

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:00am
Nos. 2 and 5 will leave you scratching your head.
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Goya Foods ending sponsorship of NYC parade after 60 years

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:48am
Goya Foods has decided not to sponsor New York City's annual Puerto Rican Day parade, saying it was a business decision.
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Billion dollar race to break 2-hour marathon mark is afoot

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:39am
The two-hour marathon.
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Iran receives first batch of French-made passenger planes

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:37am
Iranian state media says four ATR 72-600s are being delivered, the first installment of a deal with the French manufacturer to purchase 20 passenger planes following the lifting of sanctions under the 2015 nuclear deal.
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No need to schlep wallet, keys at Universal's new water park

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:14am
When Universal Orlando Resort opens its new water park later this month, it will debut a new wristband that eliminates lines and the need for wallets.
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German prosecutors investigating VW's Mueller over scandal

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:51am
Stuttgart prosecutors say they're investigating whether Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller, among others, manipulated markets by not releasing information about VW's diesel cheating soon enough.
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World's Rich Confident They Can Scale Wall of Global Risk

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:36am
The global economic, financial and political landscape has never been shakier, but the world's rich are confident they can steer through the fog of uncertainty in the coming year "without so much as a dent in their finances", a survey showed on Wednesday.
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South Korea names 'chaebol sniper' as antitrust chief

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:32am
South Korea's new president has named a long-time shareholder rights advocate to lead the country's antitrust regulator.
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More health insurance woes looming: blame Trump or Obama?

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:56am
Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance — but why, and who's to blame?
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Asian stocks fall as political uncertainties loom

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:06am
Asian stock benchmarks were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors watched for the latest developments in the standoff between U.S. President Donald Trump and his former FBI director.
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Greece general strike to disrupt services across country

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:18am
Greek workers have walked off the job across the country for a nationwide general strike expected to disrupt public and private sector services.
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AP Exclusive: The last days of the Ringling Bros. circus

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:11am
While other circuses go on around the world, the most famous one of all is just about over.
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A history of Ringling Bros. circus, soon to close forever

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:09am
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is drawing to a close this weekend after 146 years of performances and travel that at times have been marred by tragedy and celebrated in film, but also constant.
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