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Consumer confidence slips in May but still at high levels

Consumer confidence slips in May but still at high levels

Those sampled in the random sample survey who said business conditions were "good" edged slightly lower in May, while those who said conditions were "bad" remained unchanged. Consumers also remain torn on labor market expectations. The proportion expecting more jobs in the months ahead decreased to 18.6% in May from 21.9% in April.


Conagra sells Wesson oil brand to J.M. Smucker

Conagra sells Wesson oil brand to J.M. Smucker

According to the latest research reports released, 2 analysts have issued a rating of "buy", 3 analysts "outperform", 12 analysts "hold", 3 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell". In related news, Director Jay L. Henderson acquired 3,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 7th. Stephens Incorporated Ar owns 8,269 shares.



Amazon's stock tops $1000 for the first time

Those splits make the stock more affordable and generate brokerage fees. Google's parent Alphabet is far behind; with its Class A stock trading above $996 per share. Amazon shares hit $1,001.20 on Tuesday morning before falling below the threshold; its 52-week low was $682.12. Amazon has split three times since its IPO in 1997.



Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

The EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani, who once described Venezuela as "a country where the opposition is in jail", will meet in a few days with Julio Borges, an opposition leader who has been accused by President Nicolas Maduro and others of fomenting violence against the Venezuelan people.



Lorenzana 'admits' not recommending martial law

Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino 4th insisted that Congress is mandated to call a joint session, based on a precedent - President Gloria Arroyo's declaration of martial law in Maguindanao province in 2009 following the massacre at Ampatuan town. "Clearly Duterte did not listen because the AFP told him that everything is under control but martial law was still declared", Trillanes pointed out.


Newark airport closed: Terminal LOCKDOWN after flight grounded due to emergency

Newark airport closed: Terminal LOCKDOWN after flight grounded due to emergency

See more at PIX11.com . The engine of United Airlines flight 1579 caught fire and the crew had to pop open the chutes and evacuate passengers, sources told NBC. By the time law enforcement officials dragged the obnoxious guy off the plane, other passengers were chanting, "Lock him up!" "When the trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their family", the statement said.