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Root can take his game to next level as captain, says Strauss

Cook, EnglandĀ“s leading scorer in Tests with 11,057 runs, became captain in August 2012 and led his country to Ashes glory on home soil in 2013 and 2015 as well as series wins in India and South Africa. "He felt this was the right time for new energy for some new thinking and some new ideas and someone to grab it with both hands". "That gives the new captain a huge amount of time to get used to the idea, have conversations about off-the-field stuff with the coaches and the support staff - ...

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Ryanair sees average fares fall by 17%

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary said: "We continue to grow capacity, new routes and bases, at a time when other European Union airlines are also adding capacity, and accordingly the price environment remains weak". "We expect sterling to remain volatile for some time and we may see a slowdown in economic growth in both the United Kingdom and Europe as we move closer to Brexit", Ryanair added Monday.

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Ralph Lauren's CEO Stefan Larsson to depart on May 1

Over the last five days, shares have faced -14.89% losses and now is down -20.74% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $99.44. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $2.06/share and a Low EPS of $1.72/share.

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US Plans Announcement of $8.2 Billion F-35 Contract, Source Says

The Pentagon has recently announced that a review is ongoing to compare the F/A-18E/F with the F-35C carrier variant. "President Trump's personal involvement in the F-35 program accelerated the negotiations and sharpened our focus on driving down the price", Lockheed Martin spokesman Bill Phelps said in a statement Thursday.

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Sterling falls as economic data reveals scale of rising costs

Activity in the United States services sector hit a 14-month high in January, according to data released on Friday. It trimmed its expectations for inflation and substantially raised its growth forecasts for this year and the next two saying that it expected consumers would continue to spend, supported by savings and taking on cheap credit.

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Snap's IPO Filing Offers Peek Into Its Advertising Strategy

For 2016, Snapchat lost $514.6 million on revenue of $404.48 million. In order to have any chance of justifying the IPO valuation, Snap Inc. will have to develop its strategy beyond its core offering. Snap continues to say its strategy going forward is to focus on advertising, which it can charge more for through increased customer use and engagement.

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WEEI parent company buys The Sports Hub, other CBS Radio stations

Field, who will lead the new entity. The company, to be known as Entercom, will be based in Philadelphia. The transaction is subject to approval by Entercom shareholders and is expected to close later this year. CBS will spin off its radio division into a standalone entity that will then merge with the Entercom business. CBS shares closed Wednesday at $64.60, up 0.2%.

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Economy adds 227000 jobs in January

The bureau counts those not in the labor force as people who do not have a job and did not actively seek one in the past four weeks. Private-service providing industries added a net 192,000 jobs, led by gains in retail trade, which added 46,000 jobs during the month, and by financial activities, which added 32,000 jobs this month.

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Bank of England maintains 0.25% rate

And a stronger world economy will add to the support for United Kingdom growth. "With the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street prepared to keep sitting on its hands when it comes to raising rates and with inflation expected to breach the central bank's 2 per cent target this year, anyone with savings still sitting in cash will struggle to generate real returns".

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Trump Wants to Add a Couple Letters to NAFTA

Trump said Wilbur Ross, his pick for Commerce Secretary, would lead the negotiations. Trump said he didn't care if "it's a renovation of NAFTA or a brand-new NAFTA, but we do have to make it fair , and it's very unfair to the American worker and very, very unfair to companies that do business in this country".

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Facebook Inc's (FB) Expense Guidance Offset by Outsized Revenue Growth

Facebook reported Q4 revenue of $8.81 billion (up 51% annually) and adjusted EPS of $1.41 (up from $0.79 a year ago), topping consensus analyst estimates of $1.31 and $8.52 billion. "We want people to think of Facebook as a place for interesting and relevant video content from professional creators as well as their friends".

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After Shell deal, Chrysaor in the market for more North Sea assets

The assets being acquired produced 115,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) in 2016. Shell earlier on Tuesday announced the sale of a stake in Thailand's Bongkot gas field to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company for $900 million.

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Euro zone inflation jumps, growth accelerates, unemployment falls

German inflation saw the largest jump on record when it accelerated to 1.7% in December, as euro-area price growth nearly doubled to 1.1%. The stronger economic growth also helped bring down euro zone unemployment to 9.6 percent, the lowest rate since May 2009, when the Greek debt crisis had not hit the bloc yet.

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Wal-Mart starts free 2-day shipping

Customers can also order items shipped to a nearby store, instead of to their homes, for free. "In this day and age, two-day shipping is really just table stakes", said Marc Lore , Walmart's US chief executive for e-commerce, on a conference call with reporters.

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Trump tweets and misses-blames his hasty Muslim ban on 'bad dudes'

Schumer also appeared alongside refugees and their families to denounce the ban at a press conference in New York City late Sunday morning. Cuomo did not address the President's order specifically in his statements , but when asked about it by a reporter said, "this is the exact opposite of what I believe".

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Trump Says He's Cut $600 Million From F-35 Costs

Lockheed did not immediately respond to a request from Inside Defense to confirm the figure. "What's happening with Lockheed, number one we're cutting the price of their planes by a lot but they're also expanding and that's going to be a good thing".

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Savannah protests the Dakota Access Pipeline

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ordered the Corps, the tribe and Dakota Access developers back to court next Monday for an update on both the easement timeline and how long it would take developers to complete the project once the easement is issued.

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New Zealand sent in to bat

However, New Zealand will be feeling confident about their chances against an Australian side minus leaders Steve Smith and David Warner, while top-order batsman Usman Khawaja has been sent to Dubai in preparation for the team's upcoming tour of India.

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TransCanada Submits Fresh Application For Keystone XL

The submission of a presidential permit application officially revives the roughly US$7 billion pipeline, which rapidly regained momentum after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order earlier this week to move ahead with the proposal.

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Analyst Stock Trading Research on New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB)

Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 54,825 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $1,900,000 after buying an additional 30,100 shares in the last quarter. This showed the surprise of -3.7% in the last quarter earnings. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its stake in shares of New York Community Bancorp by 7.7% in the second quarter.

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Trump vows to cut regulations in meeting with USA automakers

President and CEO Mark Fields at a Monday meeting with other businesses. Tuesday's meeting was Mr Trump's first chance to meet the vehicle chiefs face-to-face to press home his " buy American, hire American " policies. The hour-long meeting was the latest sign of Trump's uncommon degree of intervention for a US president into corporate affairs as he has repeatedly pressured automakers and other manufacturers to "buy American and hire American".

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Drifter eyed as serial killer in string of cold case murders

Police believe the victims - known as the "Allentown Four" - were killed between 1977 and 1985. Investigators said that in 1981, Evans, his girlfriend, Denise Beaudin, and her daughter disappeared from their home in New Hampshire. One was 3 to 5, and the other was 2 or 3 years old. Beaudin's family said they last saw her in 1981, when she was 23 years old. Her family assumed they left town to avoid financial troubles and never called police.

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United Kingdom auto output reaches 17-year high on export growth

Premium manufacturers such as Bentley are an important element of United Kingdom automotive manufacturing. However, that figure included cars imported to Britain and then sold. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: "We want trade deals but they must be the right deals, not rushed deals". He also stressed the importance of carefully calculated negotiations for new trade deals for the future of the industry.

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Moneygram International Inc (MGI) Stock Soars on Alibaba Affiliate Deal

Ant Financial, which is expected to go public in the near future, is valued at $60 billion according to a Wall Street Journal report previous year. MoneyGram's merger with Ant Financial will likely help the company broaden its US services but the company will retain the MoneyGram brand name and management team upon completion of the transaction.

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Aetna's $37 Billion Takeover of Humana Enjoined

Meanwhile, health insurer Anthem is awaiting a separate court ruling on its proposed $48 billion deal to buy Cigna. The ruling casts doubt on the likelihood that a similar pending alliance between Anthem and Cigna , already under fire on multiple fronts, will get a green light from the courts and regulators.