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Economy

Valero Energy Corp now has $40.87 billion valuation. Cable Hill Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Valero Energy by 1,015.3% during the 3rd quarter. Several research analysts have recently issued reports on VLO shares. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated an "outperform" rating and set a $87.00 price target (up from $74.00) on shares of Valero Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th.
  • Emotional support peacock denied entry on United flight out of Newark

    Emotional support peacock denied entry on United flight out of Newark

    Economy

    Travel blog Live and Let Fly reported the incident first Monday. "This animal did not meet guidelines for a number of reasons, including its weight and size", United said in a statement to Fox News . Like a service animal, an emotional support animal must be approved by a medical professional for an individual. Earlier this month, Delta announced it would impose tighter regulations on support animals, prompting other airlines, United Airlines included, to reexamine their own rules.
  • Cup Owner Keurig Buys Dr Pepper Snapple to Form Beverage Giant

    Cup Owner Keurig Buys Dr Pepper Snapple to Form Beverage Giant

    Economy

    JAB has been on an acquisition spree in recent years, with a string of restaurant deals including Au Bon Pain, Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread as well as several coffee businesses from niche brand Intelligentsia to controlling the global coffee operations of Mondelez worldwide ( MDLZ .O).
  • Bank of America eliminates no-fee checking account

    Bank of America eliminates no-fee checking account

    Economy

    The charge, implemented earlier this month, applies to customers with an "eBanking" account, which was free for anyone who didn't receive paper statements or use bank tellers. The Charlotte-based bank says it hasnt offered the account for almost five years. BBVA Compass Bank still offers free checking accounts and so do many credit unions.
  • Vandal damages

    Vandal damages "Field of Dreams" diamond

    Economy

    The site receives thousands of visitors each year, who want to see the field where the 1989 movie starring Kevin Costner was filmed . A GoFundMe page has been created to help raise money for the repairs. Though most everyone thinks he's insane to tear up his cornfield, Kinsella builds the diamond and people come from miles around to see it. Stillman says repairs will continue through the summer but that the field will remain open.
  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy Static Fire Test was successful

    SpaceX Falcon Heavy Static Fire Test was successful

    Economy

    But first, the Falcon Heavy has to get off the ground. The most capable rocket in the world today is United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy, which can place 28,370 kg (62,540 lb) into LEO or 13,810 kg (30,440 lb) into GTO. The company confirmed the test fire in a tweet. Launch end of the month'. First announced in 2011, the Falcon Heavy faced a few delays and rocket failures over the years.
  • Oscars: Greta Gerwig gets first female director nomination in eight years

    Oscars: Greta Gerwig gets first female director nomination in eight years

    Economy

    Gerwig , 34, previously landed a Directors Guild nomination, as well as a Critics' Choice nomination for Lady Bird . In regards to her nominations, Gerwig, who's also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and whose film, Lady Bird , is up for Best Picture, revealed to EW that she was ecstatic to hear the news.
  • Crude oil futures gain on firm global cues

    Crude oil futures gain on firm global cues

    Economy

    That's helping push up the price of WTI said Phil Flynn, analyst at Price Futures Group in Chicago, "because Cushing is draining like a cheap canoe". U.S. The price for Brent crude oil was up 0.88 percent as of 9:22 a.m. EST to $69.64 per barrel. Distillate fuel product supplied averaged 4 million barrels per day over the past four weeks, up by 15.3 percent from the same period a year ago.
  • Will Facebook's crowdsourced news rating move backfire?

    Will Facebook's crowdsourced news rating move backfire?

    Economy

    We want the newsfeed to be a place where people have conversations, where they connect with people. To solve its "fake news" problem, Facebook is asking its users to complete surveys on what they determine is "high quality" news content, CNBC reported Friday.
  • LA Times publisher put on unpaid leave over sexual misconduct accusations

    LA Times publisher put on unpaid leave over sexual misconduct accusations

    Economy

    The Los Angeles Times aggressively has been covering the sexual harassment allegations against powerful Hollywood figures. Some Times employees had called for Levinsohn to be fired after National Public Radio reported Thursday on allegations that he had engaged in what has been termed "frat-boy" behavior while serving as an executive at two previous companies and was a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits before he joined the Times on August 21.
  • The Price of Bitcoin May be Following Other Cryptocurrencies Now

    The Price of Bitcoin May be Following Other Cryptocurrencies Now

    Economy

    For a time on Wednesday, the price of bitcoin dipped below US$10,000 - taking it down to about half what it was at its peak last month. Most of the currencies in the cryptocurrency space are dependent on the price action of bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency in the world by market capitalization .
  • Patty Schachtner Elected Wisconsin State Senator

    Patty Schachtner Elected Wisconsin State Senator

    Economy

    Croix County medical examiner is the first Democrat elected in the district since Alice Clausing, who held the seat from 1993 until Harsdorf was elected in 2000. "At the end of the day, we didn't go negative". "We're not in touch with people", says Mr Kinney. "That made me come across as authentic and kind and nice and approachable, and I think that had a lot to do with it".
  • Paul Casey denies complacency played part in early EurAsia Cup set back

    Paul Casey denies complacency played part in early EurAsia Cup set back

    Economy

    All 12 of Bjorn's team in Kuala Lumpur are European Tour winners, including world number nine Henrik Stenson and Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood . "But what I told these guys was "you're not getting blown out". Chinese golfer Li Haotong, who brought Team Asia the lead with a birdie in the last hole in the previous day, continued his effective partnership with Malaysia's Nicholas Fung .
  • Retail Sales Up On Holiday Bump in December

    Retail Sales Up On Holiday Bump in December

    Economy

    NRF had forecast that non-store sales, which include online sales, would grow between 11% and 15% to between $137.7 billion and $142.6 billion. Americans spent 5.5% more in November and December 2017, reaching $691.9 billion, than they did the previous year, the National Retail Federation said Friday.
  • MoneyGram is testing a pilot with a hot crypotcurrency

    MoneyGram is testing a pilot with a hot crypotcurrency

    Economy

    The companies will also test Ripple's other products, including xVia, according to the release. XRP is an efficient digital asset for blockchain powered payments with transaction fees at just fractions of a penny. This strategic partnership will allow Moneygram to understand how blockchain technology and XRP can improve the efficiency of its global treasury operations and consumer experience.
  • The truth about Walmart's new bonuses

    The truth about Walmart's new bonuses

    Economy

    The company is offering a one-time bonus to all full and part-time employees based on their length of service, rising to $1000 for employees with 20 years of service. The firm's initial post-tax-reform announcement differs from that of competitor Target Corp ., which said Tuesday that it would deploy additional cash flow from the tax law to "long-standing capital deployment priorities, including capital investments, dividends and additional share repurchase".