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Warren Buffett on Bitcoin: 'It's Probably Rat Poison Squared'

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And though the price of Bitcoin has gone down considerably since then, many people are still of the mind that cryptocurrency represents the wave of the future. However, in December, two regulated United States exchanges - CBOE and CME - launched conventional bitcoin futures products, enabling bulls and bears alike to stake out their bitcoin positions in a secure marketplace. Read More »

Takeda Pharma to Buy Shire for $62.2 Billion

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Takeda's existing shareholders are facing a hard time as their stake will be reduced to half. Acquiring the Shire will add another wing to the Takeda Pharma which is rare-disease treatments , or "orphan drugs". The acquisition of the Irish drugmaker is scheduled to close in the first half of 2019, pending regulatory approvals. The deal, which values Shire at £46bn ($62bn), will see Takeda become one of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world by sales, as well as putting the ... Read More »

Iowa Has the Most Restrictive Abortion Ban i

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Reynolds said in a press release following the signing of the bill. "With this bill, we make Iowa one of the safest places for the baby in the womb in the entire nation", Representative Sandy Salmon (R-Iowa) says. Schwager noted there are more options for those going through with an unwanted pregnancy besides abortion, including going to "life-affirming care centers" in the state and adoption. Read More »

NXPI) — NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ

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Trexquant Investment Lp sold 4,383 shares as the company's stock declined 8.26% with the market. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $126.01. According to a filing the fund decreased its stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) by 4.16M shares to 4.27M shares, valued at $390.12M in 2017Q4. For more NXP Semiconductors N.V. Read More »

Global crude oil prices inch up on possible Iran sanction worries

Brent crude oil futures were at $73.56 per barrel at 0947 GMT, up 20 cents from their last close. USA light crude was 51 cents higher at $68.94, and was on track to gain just over 1 percent on the week. Investors are concerned that sanctions against Iran could cut oil supplies. "Investors are anxious about supplies after Iran took a tough stance in its response to the United States", Wang Xiao, Head of Crude Research with Guotai Junan Futures said, adding prices may fall if ... Read More »

Weekly Persimmon Plc (LON:PSN) Ratings as of May 4, 2018

Miller Russell D sold 12,393 shares worth $2.41 million. Lenox Wealth Advsr Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Aviva plc (LON:AV). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0.07% or 1.74M shares in its portfolio. Morgan Sindall Group plc (LON:MGNS) has 0.00% since May 4, 2017 and is. As per Friday, February 17, the company rating was maintained by Needham. Bizjournals.com 's article titled: "Investor Gabelli details where company needs to improve; Scripps responds" and published on ... Read More »

Waymo self-driving van involved in Arizona crash

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According to local police, a Honda minivan traveling eastbound on Chandler Boulevard swerved to avoid striking a vehicle traveling northbound on Los Feliz Drive. That crash was the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle . After the incident, Uber stopped its self-driving vehicle testing across the United States. Read More »

Here's what to expect — Berkshire Hathaway AGM

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Berkshire Hathaway has been scooping up shares in Apple since 2016. The report for the first quarter is scheduled for release on Saturday morning, just before Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting in its Omaha, Nebraska, hometown. Berkshire's revenue declined to $58.47 billion in the quarter from last year's $64.37 billion. Analysts, on average, expected operating profit of about $3,116 per Class A share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Read More »

Trump to attend the NRA conference in Dallas

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Open carry is allowed for all NRA convention events except when Pence and Trump are in attendance. "According to the NRA, we should want everyone to have weapons when we are in public", he wrote. Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg responded Sunday by posting a link to a MoveOn.org petition calling for the vice president to cancel his speech entirely, which is set for Friday. Read More »

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal likely to quit after Walmart's deal

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The world's largest retailer has struggled against Amazon as consumers increase their spending on the internet. No final confirmation has, however, been made by any of the parties involved in the deal. It is unlikely that Flipkart will agree to sign over such an extensive part of its shares to either party: only last month, Flipkart shareholder Softbank resisted Walmart's bid for just 30% of the Indian company. Read More »

Oil pares gains, market supported by Iran worries

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U.S. President Donald Trump has until May 12 to decide whether to restore sanctions on Iran that were lifted after a 2015 worldwide agreement over its nuclear program. French President Emmanuel Macron's prediction that the USA will pull out of the nuclear deal has boosted speculation over reduced shipments from the Islamic Republic. Read More »

Late Oak Park native tracked Golden State Killer

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McNamara's book debuted as the No. 1 seller on the New York Times best-seller list. Oswalt discussed the case Wednesday night during an appearance on NBC's " Late Night with Seth Meyers ". he's getting away with it". Salazar said there is no DNA evidence connecting DeAngelo to the 1975 death of teacher Claude Snelling, who was fatally shot when he caught a man trying to kidnap his 16-year-old daughter. Read More »

All TMX markets suspended for the day after technical issues

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The TMX Group says all markets will be shutdown for the remainder of the day due to an ongoing technical problem. We apologize for the inconvenience. The TMX Group said that trading was halted shortly after 2 p.m. The five-largest stocks traded in the Toronto Stock Exchange are the Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Suncor Energy and Canadian National Railway. Read More »

Canada stock markets shut down due to exchange issues -TMX

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All trading has stopped for the rest of Friday at the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Montreal Exchange due to an unexplained technical problem, the company that operates them said. TMX-owned exchanges accounted for about 61 percent of the value of stocks traded in Canada last month, according to data from the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Read More »

Amber Rudd faces fresh calls to resign in Windrush scandal

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The report said the target was "not a useful performance measure" due to the varying nature of cases year to year. During a hearing on the Windrush children yesterday, Home Affairs Committee chair Yvette Cooper, a Labour MP, asked Rudd when the target for net removals was set. Read More »

Comcast Tops Fox With $31B Offer for Sky

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The Comcast offer values Sky at £22 billion ($31 billion), roughly £3 billion ($4.2 billion) more than Murdoch's bid. "Comcast believes that, combined, Comcast and Sky will create a business equipped to compete more effectively in a rapidly changing and highly competitive industry", the company said . Read More »

Analysts Set Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) Target Price at $4.25

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Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,221,781 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $11,792,000 after buying an additional 57,289 shares during the last quarter. Historical Performance Review: To understand the smudge picture investors will must to look a little deeper. The present relative strength index (RSI) reading is 45.6.The technical indicator does not lead us to believe the stock will see more gains/loss anytime soon. Read More »

Sensex loses 100 points to close shade above 34500

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Shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance Company gained as much as 2.1 per cent to Rs 1,385 on strong Q4 profit. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan tacked on 0.1 percent following two straight days of declines that took it to its lowest since April 9. Read More »

Three injured as Air India flight hit by major turbulence

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Videos of an air hostess trying to fix the fallen window back, and comforting the passenger who got hit by it, has been going viral. TERRIFIED passengers had been left fearing for his or her lives when turbulence cracked a jet's window - hours after a girl died after she was sucked out of one other aircraft. Read More »