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United States crude inventory drops almost 9 MMBbl

The seesaw action comes after crude and Brent tumbled 1.6% and 1%, respectively, on Wednesday, as investors focused more on the big jump in average daily USA oil production, and not the bigger-than-expected drop in crude inventories there.


B&Q owner reports fall in sales during second quarter

B&Q owner reports fall in sales during second quarter

Screwfix was once again the standout performer, seeing a total sales jump of 17.2 per cent to £365 million and a like-for-like boost of 10.8 per cent, although this was not enough to offset wider decline. "We have also continued to experience some disruption across the businesses, although on an improving trend". Kingfisher said it was comfortable with analysts' average forecast of underlying earnings per share of 26p for the full 2017-18 year.


Wal-Mart comparable sales beat estimates, margins dip

Wal-Mart comparable sales beat estimates, margins dip

In related news, major shareholder Jim C. Walton sold 3,278,735 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 8th. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. locations in the third quarter of the year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.98 earnings per share . The company's revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis.


Prosecutors seek records related to Inauguration Day protest

Prosecutors seek records related to Inauguration Day protest

Dreamhost released the DOJ's warrant request and its response on August 14, so the transparency community in Washington is just beginning to react. "And when the government refused , DreamHost went to court ". A hearing on the situation is set for Friday in Washington , DC Superior Court. DreamHost's general counsel, Chris Ghazarian , reportedly found this to be well beyond the remit of a typical search warrant.


UnitedHealth Names David Wichmann as New CEO

UnitedHealth Names David Wichmann as New CEO

Wichmann has a long history with UnitedHealth, as he first joined the company in 1998. Current Chairman Richard Burke will shift to lead independent director. As founder, Burke also remains on the board. It acquired the pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran a few years ago in a deal valued at more than $12 billion.



Boston Advisors LLC Sells 795 Shares of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC)

FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 10,306 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $148,000 after buying an additional 8,588 shares during the last quarter. Private Asset Mgmt has 0.25% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. Of those insider trades, 0 shares of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation were purchased and 11,859 shares were sold.