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UPDATE 1-Premier Foods plays down Batchelors sale talk – Finance News

(Updates with details on Batchelors) LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Premier Foods said on Monday any talks it has had with third parties as part of a business review had not yet gone beyond “an exploratory stage”, playing down talk of a possible sale of its Batchelors noodles to Nissin Foods Holdings. The statement followed a weekend report in the UK’s Times newspaper saying Premier was in talks to sell Batchelors, valued at more than 200 million pounds ($276.4 million)…

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Goldsboro News-Argus | News: First South Bank to be renamed CresCom Bank after acquisition

First South Bank to be renamed CresCom Bank after acquisition By Rochelle MoorePublished in News on January 14, 2018 3:05 AM First South Bank will be renamed CresCom Bank in March at its 28 locations, including Goldsboro, signifying the merger of two financial institutions. First South Bank customers were recently notified of the change, which follows the Nov. 1 acquisition of First South Bancorp by the Carolina Financial Corp., said Bruce Elder, president of North Carolina banking for CresCom. “It…

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Goldsboro News-Argus | News: First South Bank merger

First South Bank merger By Rochelle MoorePublished in News on January 14, 2018 3:05 AM rmoore@newsargus.com First South Bank will be renamed CresCom Bank in March at its 28 locations, including Goldsboro, signifying the merger of two financial institutions. First South Bank customers were recently notified of the change, which follows the Nov. 1 acquisition of First South Bancorp by the Carolina Financial Corp., said Bruce Elder, president of North Carolina banking for CresCom. “It is an acquisition,” Elder said.…

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Ramaphosa has to go for growth – NEWS & ANALYSIS

Shawn Hagedorn says external pressure needed for ANC president to overcome internal opposition SA’s necessary grand compromise What do you do if you suddenly become the head of an evangelical church built on teachings which benefit the church’s elites at the expense of the congregation? The teachings must change. But for Cyril Ramaphosa to sell a new catechism, he is going to need much help from leaders outside his political church. What unites the ANC’s diverse factions is their shared…

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‘Canada’s WTO complaint against US could scuttle NAFTA’ – Canindia News

Ottawa, Jan 12 (IANS) Canada has “thrown a grenade” at the US filing a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against its southern neighbour’s use of trade sanctions, which might wreck their current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, said an international trade law expert. “The odds are increasing that the United States might withdraw from NAFTA, which I’ve been of the view that it would be unlikely to do,” said Mark Warner, who runs MAAW Law, an…

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Network-1 Announces Sale of Approved Bankruptcy Claim – Bankruptcy News Today

/EINPresswire.com/ — NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – January 10, 2018) – Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (NYSE American: NTIP) (NYSE MKT: NTIP) announced today that it sold its allowed general unsecured claim against Avaya, Inc. (“Avaya”) for $6,320,000. As previously announced in September 2017, Network-1 agreed to settle its patent litigation against Avaya, Inc. (“Avaya”) pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, for infringement of Network-1’s Remote Power Patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,218,930). As part…

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Lydian Announces Appointment of General Manager – Corporate Social Responsibility News Today

/EINPresswire.com/ — TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan 10, 2018) – Lydian International Limited (TSX:LYD) (“Lydian” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rodney Stuparyk, P. Eng., as General Manager at Lydian’s 100% owned Amulsar Gold Project, effective immediately. Mr. Stuparyk will be instrumental in transitioning the Amulsar Project from construction through commissioning to operational readiness. Once Amulsar is in production, Mr. Stuparyk will be responsible for overseeing all operational activities, achieving production and cost objectives, managing 700 permanent…

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Amazon’s headquarters choice could say a lot about diversity in – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

By Ana Ma Editor’s note: Ana Ma is former Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Human Rights Campaign. She held several positions at the US Department of Labor and the US Small Business Administration during the Obama administration, and served as Senior Counsel and Chief of Staff to Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ). She’s a partner at Nexxus Consulting, a government relations firm. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. (CNN) — In October, Jeff…

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UPDATE 8-U.S. crude hits 3-year high as oil prices climb on tighter market – UK Money News

* U.S crude hits $62.80/bbl, highest since Dec 2014 * OPEC-led output cuts, dip in U.S. rig count support prices * U.S. crude inventories seen lower for 8th straight week * Iran says OPEC “not keen” on oil price rise * Coming Up: API’s U.S. oil inventory data at 4:30 p.m./2130 GMT (Updates prices, adds comments, fresh milestones) By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday, with U.S. crude touching its highest…

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks scale new record highs, dollar stuck – Macroeconomic News

* World stocks hit fresh highs * Dollar stuck near four month low vs euro * Investors prepare for U.S., euro zone inflation reports * Oil slips from recent highs * Graphic: World FX rates in 2018 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh By Tommy Wilkes LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – World stocks scaled fresh record highs on Friday after more data pointed to the strength of the world’s largest economy, while the dollar was stuck near four-month lows ahead of crucial payroll numbers. Global…

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Youth Unemployment Stalks Matric Class of 2017 – EE – NEWS & ANALYSIS

Dreams Deferred: Youth Unemployment Stalks Matric Class of 2017 As we await the results of the tenth cohort of learners to sit for the National Senior Certificate (NSC), the excitement must be tempered with the hard post-school reality that many will grapple with. At a time when matriculants ought to be contemplating various future prospects for study and work, joblessness lurks as an increasingly likely post-school reality. Equal Education (EE) has previously cautioned against a matric certificate being touted as a guaranteed…

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LIVE MARKETS-The upbeat mood spreads to Wall St as European stocks rally – Finance News

* European stocks rise, FTSE touches record * Euro zone services PMIs show growth near best in 7 years * Heavily-shorted Debenhams sinks after profit warning * Autos cruise to two-month peak Jan 4 (Reuters) – Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net THE UPBEAT MOOD SPREADS TO WALL ST…

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