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Money wiring giant $WU's effective tax rate on pre-tax income fell to 11% as of Dec. 31, 2015. The decrease was due to various tax planning benefits, some of which are non-recurring. This was partially offset by changes in the composition of foreign earnings between higher taxed and lower taxed, and the combined effects of various discrete items.
$MCD stock rose more than 2% after it posted better than expected 3Q16 results, driven by global same-store sales growth. Meanwhile, earnings and revenue were lower than last year, hurt by refranchising efforts.
$RAI has received a $47 billion take over offer from British tobacco giant British American Tobacco! This is huge!
No better outlook on $MSFT. Even if the results beat a bit, the stock may move 4 to 6% higher, but won't go above $60.