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Marijuana to be sold in private stores in Sask. come July 1 Marijuana to be sold in private stores in Sask. come July 1
- January 08, 2018

With the impending legalization of marijuana on Canada Day, Saskatchewan says cannabis will be distributed by private retailers and regulated by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. Saskatchewan will allow cannabis to be sold by private retailers. An independent third party will assist the SLGA in the two-phase process used to select permit recipients. (more...)
$0.92 EPS Expected for Independent Bank Corp. (INDB)
- January 08, 2018

Morgan Stanley holds 189,209 shares. (NASDAQ: INDB ). Moreover, Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ: IBTX ) or 75,600 shares. Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: IBCP ) has risen 39.51% since January 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.13% the S&P500. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of Independent Bank Group by 2,892.1% during the 2nd quarter. (more...)
Toyota introduces e-Palette, its mobile retail space Toyota introduces e-Palette, its mobile retail space
- January 08, 2018

Toyota Motor Corp announced on Monday a self-driving electric concept vehicle that it will tailor for companies to use for tasks like ride hailing and package delivery, underscoring how automakers are no longer simply building cars but also providing services to go with them. (more...)
Evercore ISI Initiates Coverage on Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO)
- January 08, 2018

North Star Inv Management Corp reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. The stock increased 1.71% or $3.41 during the last trading session, reaching $202.39. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 30. As per Thursday, November 10, the company rating was reinitiated by Leerink Swann. Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. (more...)
Florida man arrested, banned from airport after urinating on floor of plane Florida man arrested, banned from airport after urinating on floor of plane
- January 08, 2018

After passengers finished boarding, the gate agent received a call that said Bencivenga had peed all over the toilet and carpet in the plane bathroom. Bencivenga was ultimately arrested after telling the officer to "go ahead and put the bracelets on me", because "I'm not leaving". Bencivenga was arrested on charges of trespassing and disorderly intoxication. (more...)
Kohl's stock soars after raised profit outlook Kohl's stock soars after raised profit outlook
- January 08, 2018

Penney and Macy's . Separately, Canadian sportswear chain Lululemon Athletica Inc said the holiday season was better than it had expected and raised its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter. "Unlike peers JCP and Macy's, Kohl's enjoyed consistent results in both November and December, with traffic in store positive while digital sales came in well ahead of the year-to-date trend", Gordon Haskett analyst Chuck Grom said. (more...)
IndiGo launches New Year airfare sale, offers tickets starting at Rs 899 IndiGo launches New Year airfare sale, offers tickets starting at Rs 899
- January 08, 2018

The offers are applicable on select routes only and the sale started on Monday, January 8. During the offer, Indigo passengers can avail of offers starting at Rs 899 (Domestic routes) and Rs 1399 (International routes) with travel validity between February 1 and April 15. (more...)
Google sold 'tens of millions' of Home speakers since October Google sold 'tens of millions' of Home speakers since October
- January 08, 2018

The Google further said, the Assistant is now available on more than 400 million devices, including speakers like Google Home, Android phones, and tablets , iPhones, headphones , TVs , watches and more. On January 5, Search giant Google bragged a little about the success of Home Speakers. It features touch controls, supports Bluetooth as well as Google Cast and has a 3.5mm audio jack. (more...)
Rural areas could lose out under city funding deals
- January 08, 2018

Aberdeen City Council co-leader Jenny Laing gave evidence during an inquiry at Holyrood in November on her experiences with Aberdeen's £250 million deal and focused on difficulties facing the local authority with transport projects. "That's why we strongly recommend that all governments, national and local, work together and agree to a single focus, as a key priority should be maximising the benefits for local communities". (more...)
Akshay Kumar not bothered with possible clash of Padman, Padmavati Akshay Kumar not bothered with possible clash of Padman, Padmavati
- January 08, 2018

It will clash with Akshay Kumar's " Pad Man ". Speaking to news agency PTI, he said: "Every film has the right to release whenever they (makers) want, and I am happy for them". It seems Padmavati will be marked as the most controversial film in the history of Indian cinema. The CBFC suggested few modifications in the controversial movie " Padmavati ", which included changing of the film's title to " Padmavat ", in December previous year. (more...)
Garmin's first smartwatch that can store music is the Forerunner 645 Garmin's first smartwatch that can store music is the Forerunner 645
- January 08, 2018

The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music will cost £399.99. Garmin has yet to reveal whether there will be support for other streaming services such as Spotify , Tidal and Apple Music. What's more the Garmin Forerunner 645 can offer advanced running dynamics, including ground contract time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more? The Forerunner 645 Music comes with metal bezel around the watchface as well as an always on display to easily show you all of your stats. (more...)
Wintry Mix Sunday Night: what to expect from a messy situation Wintry Mix Sunday Night: what to expect from a messy situation
- January 08, 2018

Because of this, we are under a Winter Weather Advisory from 1 AM to 1 PM as road conditions are expected to deteriorate. We're on track for a warmer, but somewhat messy Sunday . We'll be back in the sunshine by Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Highs will finally climb above freezing and top out into the mid to upper 30s, a bit above our early January average high of 35 degrees. (more...)
Vauxhall moves to cut 250 jobs at Ellesmere Port Vauxhall moves to cut 250 jobs at Ellesmere Port
- January 08, 2018

The Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire, which makes the Astra, is to move staff from two production shifts to one. The firm, which has made the Astra at the Cheshire plant since 1979, said it is facing "challenging European market conditions and a declining passenger vehicle market". (more...)
Nuveen Senior Income Fund (NSL) To Go Ex-Dividend on January 11th
- January 08, 2018

Nuveen California AMT-Free Quality Municipal Income Fund (NKX) has $734.88 million valuation. About 9,452 shares traded. Nuveen New Jersey Municipal Value Fund (NYSE: NJV ) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, January 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. (more...)
Internet Association to join legal battle to fight FCC's net neutrality repeal Internet Association to join legal battle to fight FCC's net neutrality repeal
- January 08, 2018

This one emerges from the Internet Association, a trade group that represents some of the largest names in the tech world, including Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon. "In 2018, the Internet is united in defense of #NetNeutrality". As for the FCC, we will see you in court, " the company said in a message posted on Twitter. (more...)
Sudan protests spread as bread prices double, opposition leader detained Sudan protests spread as bread prices double, opposition leader detained
- January 08, 2018

In the southeastern city of al-Damazin, police fired tear gas on Sunday as about 400 demonstrators chanted "No, no to price rises!" and some burned tires, a local resident told Reuters. Earlier on Sunday, security agents seized the print runs of six newspapers after they criticised the government over the rising cost of bread. Authorities also blocked the sale of six daily newspapers carrying critical coverage of the subsidy cut and price rises, editors of the papers told Reuters. (more...)
No, it's not too late to get a flu shot No, it's not too late to get a flu shot
- January 08, 2018

He couldn't comment on specific cases. School absenteeism rates have remained steady, Morin said. "Aussie flu", the H3N2 subtype of influenza A, is a particularly violent strain of flu, with more aggressive symptoms than usual. One is the condition of the population. Randy Bergen, who oversees the Northern California Kaiser Permanente flu vaccine program. "Obviously that doesn't capture all of the people with the flu, but when we see the tests increase we assume there's an overall ... (more...)
'Star Wars': Ewan McGregor Weighs in On Possible Obi-Wan Kenobi Film 'Star Wars': Ewan McGregor Weighs in On Possible Obi-Wan Kenobi Film
- January 08, 2018

The Fargo actor, however, said there is nothing concrete on the project yet, according to The Hollywood Reporter . He's long maintained he'd be interested in a chance to reprise the role. Abrams and now Rian Johnson, whose The Last Jedi struck McGregor as a great addition to the long-running saga. McGregor revealed that he "saw the new one over Christmas" and "thought it was really, really handsome". (more...)
Greece: Asylum for Turkish officer temporarily suspended Greece: Asylum for Turkish officer temporarily suspended
- January 08, 2018

The government's request was accepted on Monday for "reasons of public interest, but also in the interests of the Turkish serviceman", the court said. The actual asylum case will be heard on February 15. Last January, the Greek Supreme Court decided not to extradite the eight ex-officers to Turkey, in a ruling the Turkish Foreign Ministry criticized as "politically motivated". (more...)
Non-reclining seats to be introduced by British Airways Non-reclining seats to be introduced by British Airways
- January 08, 2018

The second meal on shorter daylight long-haul flights such as NY and Dubai will consist of a sandwich (eg: egg and cress) and a chocolate or Nutri Grain bar, while longer daylight services such as Cape Town and Hong Kong will receive a second hot meal consisting of pizza wrap or a regional option, with a pot of pasta, a chocolate brownie and a drink as well as a smokehouse BBQ crunch Graze movie-snack box. (more...)
Mothercare warns on profits as it reports falling online and store sales Mothercare warns on profits as it reports falling online and store sales
- January 08, 2018

Total group sales fell 2.4% in the period, while United Kingdom like-for-like sales slipped 7.2%. The retailer said it had reduced its total number of stores and discounted heavily in its end-of-season sale. Department store chain John Lewis reported an 8.9 percent jump in total sales in Christmas week with big increases from fashion, homeware and home technology categories. (more...)
Mercedes-Benz India sells record 15330 units in 2017 (+16%) Mercedes-Benz India sells record 15330 units in 2017 (+16%)
- January 08, 2018

Commenting on the company's robust performance, Roland Folger , managing director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, "Mercedes-Benz today remains the most preferred luxury auto brand in India and our increasing sales volumes, firmly underlines the customer's trust on a winning brand". (more...)
Novo Nordisk offers to buy Belgium's Ablynx for about $3.1 bln Novo Nordisk offers to buy Belgium's Ablynx for about $3.1 bln
- January 08, 2018

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk the world's biggest maker of insulin, went public with a €2.6 billionbid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday as it seeks to bolster its treatments for rare blood disorders. The proposal, made on December 22, includes one contingent value right (CVR) with total potential cash payments over time of up to 2.50 euros per share, Novo said on Monday. (more...)
FCA fines and bans ex-RBS trader for Libor misconduct FCA fines and bans ex-RBS trader for Libor misconduct
- January 08, 2018

He then took those trading positions into account when acting as a substitute submitter. Between 2008 and 2009, the watchdog said he entered into 28 "wash trades", two identical trades that cancel each other out. "However, the last five years have been incredibly challenging", he added. "He leaves it to others, better resourced, to press the FCA for answers, hopeful that, one day, the real truth will come out". (more...)
Celgene to Buy Cancer Drugmaker Impact for $1.1 Billion Upfront Celgene to Buy Cancer Drugmaker Impact for $1.1 Billion Upfront
- January 08, 2018

This type of encephalopathy is caused by thiamine deficiency, and there had been suggestions that fedratinib might inhibit thiamine uptake from the diet. Nadim Ahmed, president for haematology and oncology at Celgene , said: "We believe fedratinib is uniquely positioned as a potential treatment for myelofibrosis and it provides strategic options for us to build leadership in this disease with luspatercept and other pipeline assets". (more...)
Pfizer pulls plug on early stage neuroscience projects Pfizer pulls plug on early stage neuroscience projects
- January 08, 2018

The drugmaker reportedly said funds saved from the move will instead be streamed into "areas where we have strong scientific leadership and that will allow us to provide the greatest impact for patients". According to the company's latest pipeline update, candidates that look set to be dropped - or potentially become licensing candidates - include dopamine 1 activator PF-06649751 for Parkinson's, now in phase II. (more...)
Thousands in Toronto's east end without power; TTC trains forced to shutdown Thousands in Toronto's east end without power; TTC trains forced to shutdown
- January 08, 2018

The outage has hit a large segment of Line 1 on the Bloor-Danforth line with no subway service between Broadview and Woodbine stations. Trains on Line 2 are now turning back at Broadview and Woodbine stations as crews work to fix the outage. (more...)
Lidl continues United Kingdom expansion Lidl continues United Kingdom expansion
- January 08, 2018

The new sites are all within the M25 belt - Hornchurch, Rosehill, Shepherd's Bush, South Ruislip and Walthamstow. Lidl is creating 1,000 jobs with the opening of a giant new fulfilment centre. Ingo Fischer, Lidl UK board director for expansion and development, said: "As more London households choose to shop at Lidl we are committed to the continued investment in our operations and infrastructure to support our growth". (more...)
JLR sells record 621109 vehicles in 2017 JLR sells record 621109 vehicles in 2017
- January 08, 2018

Sales growth for Land Rover was weak at 2%. Britain's auto industry body said last week that 2017 sales across the sector recorded their biggest drop since 2009, blaming plans to increase a levy on new diesel cars from April and weakening consumer confidence in the wake of Brexit. (more...)
Aspall cider sold to American company Aspall cider sold to American company
- January 08, 2018

Members of the family, which have run the business for more than 20 years after it was first started by their ancestor Clement Chevallier at Aspal Hall in 1728, will continue to play a role in the company. "We're delighted to add Aspall to the Molson Coors portfolio", said Molson Coors managing director for the United Kingdom and Ireland Phil Whitehead. (more...)

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