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Trump picks Scott Pruitt to head EPA

Scott Pruitt Attorney General of Oklahoma arrives to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 7, 2016. He met in New York with retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis, now a dean at Tufts University in Boston, who is being considered along with 2012 presidential contender Mitt Romney, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Central Intelligence Agency chief David Petraeus and others.

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Reynolds Faces Spotlight in Rise to Iowa Governor

Trump had angered China by taking a congratulatory call from the president of Taiwan and criticizing Beijing in a series of tweets over currency devaluation and tariffs. -China relations by unapologetically chatting with Taiwan's president, whose legitimacy China doesn't recognize. "I think she brings a level of enthusiasm, energy and commitment to the state of Iowa that has only been matched by Governor Branstad".

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China warns US on Taiwan leader's planned transit

He then explained that the United States has not recognized Taiwan as an independent nation since 1979, and jokingly offered Trump an easy way to remember "which China" the USA talks to - "it's the one where they make your ties". But questions remain as to whether the call signaled a foreign policy shift in a new administration or a blunder by an inexperienced politician and transition staff.

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France PM Manuel Valls expected to announce presidential bid

The new premier is a trusted aide to Hollande who served as interior minister since 2015, overseeing the government's response to a wave of terrorist attacks that left more than 200 people dead. Valls hopes to unite France's Socialist party and to give the left a chance to remain in power at the Elysee Palace after France's two-round presidential election in April and May.

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Austrian presidential election too close to call

He called the result "a clear victory for good sense against right-wing populism". An array of establishment figures lined up behind Mr. Van der Bellen, but Mr. "I would ask Mr Farage not to interfere in internal Austrian affairs". The AP also reports that election officials said the remaining ballots will not alter the outcome, but the percentages each of the candidates received may vary.

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Stein defends recount efforts against 'scam' allegations

To win the Electoral College votes, Clinton would have to win all three states. However, Lonnie Scott, executive director of the advocacy group Progress Michigan , countered, "Every vote should count in an election". Officials also said that no recount will occur at all unless Stein pays the $3.5 million recount fee ahead of that time, the Journal Sentinel reports .

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Italian Prime Minister says he will delay stepping down

But we do not expect the "no" vote to hurt Italian or eurozone assets in the medium term, as we write in our new BlackRock Bulletin piece, " Italian voters reject reform ". One of the difficulties for Mr Renzi in staying on as PD chief is that he would be forced to support the new government, which must take on some unpopular tasks, such as dealing with Italy's troubled banks and negotiating a new electoral law.

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Activists at Dakota Access Pipeline frozen by recent victory, heavy snow

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chair Dave Archambault made the request on Tuesday, just days after the US federal government ruled against construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, which would cross the Missouri River just north of the reservation.

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How the Dow Jones industrial average finished Wednesday

IBM rose $3.93, or 2.4 percent, to $164.28 and HP added 45 cents, or 2.9 percent, to $16.05. USA stocks were on a record run in Wednesday afternoon trade. The S&P 500 energy sector .SPNY fell 1.07 percent, weighed down by Exxon and Chevron. Unlike banks and industrials that could benefit from a Trump Presidency, the tech sector might not be so lucky.

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China trade in November rebounds from slump

Sponsored Content: Federal News Radio conducted an exclusive data center survey to assess how agencies are storing data. Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, pointed to improved exports to the US, European Union and emerging markets to back up his argument that the world economy was "back on track" for growth.

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Cubans anxious about life after Castro

Ca. Maradona spoke to the press in Zagreb, Croatia, where he has travelled to watch the Davis Cup Final between Argentina and Croatia. "While a controversial figure, both Mr Castro's supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for "el Comandante"," Trudeau said in the statement.

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Jill Stein sues Wisconsin to go through with vote recount

The complaint also alleges Clinton appears to have illegally helped Stein raise almost $7 million for the recounts in Wisconsin , Pennsylvania and MI - double the amount Stein raised for her own presidential campaign. Stein called the cost "exorbitant" and "excessive" but said she plans to pay it. Elections administrator Michael Haas said Stein's campaign will be refunded if the recount comes in under the stated cost.

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Long Term Growth review of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI)

Broker Rating Update on Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 30 by Pivotal Research. Insiders are expected to have better knowledge about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders' move deserves attention.

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Recount is Under Way in MI

Stein has also hired lawyers to fight legal battles in all three states, including Pennsylvania where the Green Party filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking a statewide recount . "The cost of a recount is $125 per precinct". The alleged need for recounts in these states was driven in part by concerns that hacking could have changed results recorded by electronic voting machines.

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Trump, Time Magazine's Person Of The Year

This year's finalists included Hillary Clinton, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, singer Beyoncé, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and whistleblowers in Flint, Michigan. Trump criticized the magazine past year when it picked Merkel, who he called the "person who is ruining Germany". Well, hopefully now the US President-elect would stop discrediting the magazine, elections and in general everyone.

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"Heart beat" bill passes Ohio Senate

The heartbeat bill cleared the House in March 2015, in a 55-40 vote. "I've been practicing this soundbite for about six years, so allow me to say it now, all glory goes to the God of the Impossible, praise to the name of Jesus". Faith2Action has been advocating for the heartbeat bill since 2011 while Ohio Right to Life has refused to endorse it, seeing it as strategically risky.

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Trump criticizes union leader critical of Indiana deal

Also like a Twinkie, the deal had little substance and no nutritional value, and it is most likely to produce a sugar high of hyperactivity followed by a crash when real substance is required. The plant, saved from oblivion by the 2008 auto bailout under President Barack Obama, will soon shut down its semiconductor production due to global forces that GM says make the plant no longer competitive.

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Test woes irrelevant to Australia ODI side - NZ coach

Guptill was still around though, and reached his 11th ODI century with a six off Mitchell Marsh over long-on. Smith then took two great catches and paceman Josh Hazlewood claimed three wickets to dismiss the Kiwis for 256 in 44.2 overs. You've got to always be making runs and always performing, and that's what you've got to do. Smith's top-ranked team suffered a 5-0 ODI series drubbing in South Africa in October and looked shaky again when reduced to 92 for four in the 21st over.

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Stagecoach Group plc (SGC) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday

BNP Paribas reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a GBX 150 ($1.91) price target on shares of Serco Group plc in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Hold" rating and GBX 280 target price in Thursday, February 4 report. If you happen to be reading this article on another website, it was stolen and illegally republished in violation of US and global copyright law.

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Markets Right Now: US stocks open slightly lower

Biotech drug companies took steep losses after President-elect Donald Trump said he wants to reduce drug prices. The S&P 500 healthcare index.SPXHC swiftly lost 1.56 percent, while the Nasdaq Biotechnology index.NBI dropped 3.8 percent - set for its worst day in almost two months.

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Local veterans, including a Pearl Harbor survivor, honored at Maryland Heights ceremony

The images of the destruction and President Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech is burned into the american memory. More than 2,400 people were killed and another 1,000 were wounded. Belichick was asked what significance he sees to Pearl Harbor's 75th anniversary. "Yeah, pretty big day in our history", Belichick said. And they fought incoming planes with machine guns.

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Unions vow to paralyse France after Fillon's landslide victory

A conservative admirer of Margaret Thatcher has become the unexpected victor in the presidential primary for France's conservative Republican Party, setting up a presidential election in which two right-wing candidates will be the favored candidates.

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Apple teases big sale iPhone deals expected

There are no details about what might be on offer, but the fact the ad features an Apple Watch means Apple's wearables range could see some discounts. If you have been keen on the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus , then this deal is not for you. When you buy either size you will receive a $150 gift card with your purchase .

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Italian bank shares strengthen ahead of ECB decision

Announced in January 2015 and launched three months later, the controversial program has purchased €80 billion a month in government and agency bonds since then in an effort to stoke inflation in the single currency area closer to the Bank's 'just below 2%' target.

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Yahya Jammeh loses to Adama Barrow in Gambia election

The commission's chair, Alieu Njie, said he was followed by out-going President Yahya Jammeh with 212,009 votes while Mama Kandeh, the third candidate in the running, came third with 102,969 votes. "I congratulate President-elect Adama Barrow". Jammeh had cut off the internet and worldwide phone calls before the polls (read here). Hopes weren't high for a peaceful transfer of power, with a crackdown on opposition leaders months before the polls, the banning of global observers or ...

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Group proclaims victory over Dakota Access Pipeline decision

Are there other routes available? Trump-who owns a stake in at least one company invested in the project-has indicated that he supports the pipeline to promote "policies that benefit all Americans". A temporary sigh of relief tonight following the Dakota Access Pipeline battle. Most of those permits were issued, and Energy Transfer Partners began putting pipe in the ground - but the company was still waiting on the final paperwork for an easement to cross Lake Oahe.

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Opec holds talks on oil production

Moreover, OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers are facing severe economic pressure and budget shortfalls, increasing the urgency of pumping up prices . "A weaker US dollar is typically supportive for commodity prices and may have helped steady crude oil from the lows in today's trade".

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Trump seeks cancellation of Air Force One order

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says the government should cancel Boeing's new Air Force One plane. The Air Force had signed deals with Boeing to design the new presidential aircraft, including its interior, electrical and power system, and maintenance systems.

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White Nationalist Leader to Speak Tonight at Texas A&M

But, Mr Spencer , who has been vocal about his support of President-elect Donald Trump, can not be stopped because the school is public after he was invited by former student Preston Wiginton . Some silently held placards while others loudly chanted slogans under the watchful eye of police dressed in full riot gear, who were called to the campus to maintain order.

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New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys - 12/11/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Now that Dallas has locked up its spot in the playoffs, the focus can shift toward determining the order of opponents they will have to go through to reach the Super Bowl. Dez Bryant caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Prescott on the next play to help the Cowboys (11-1) squeak it out. According to a metric created by Pro Football Reference, the 2016 Vikings are seventh best in franchise history in points allowed below league average.

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Families of Flight MH370 victims offer reward for debris

Half a dozen relatives traveled to Antananarivo , Madagascar's capital, ahead of meetings with community leaders and a journey to coastal areas to talk to villagers about the missing plane. "We want to help, but alone, we do not have the means", he said. Nathan and half a dozen other relatives of people lost on the Boeing 777 plane are now in Madagascar to ask people to look for more debris.

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Southwest Airlines Hits Buy Point On Traffic Data; Delta Breaks Out

Meanwhile, EVP & COO Van de Ven Michael G purchased 4,200 shares worth $150000.23, through a transaction dated 2016-08-03. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. If you are accessing this piece of content on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States & worldwide copyright and trademark laws.

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Plane Crashes In Northern Pakistan; 48 People Are Believed Dead

The aircraft black boxes have been recovered and are now being reviewed by Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority. According to Daniyal Gilani, the spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, the plane had lost touch with the control tower prior to the crash.

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Trump delivers, saves 1000 IN jobs

To critics who see other IN factories on the verge of closing, deals like the one at Carrier are unlikely to stem the job losses caused by automation and cheap foreign competition, and the prospect that the White House might directly intervene is also a concern to some economists.

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Ukrainian aircraft maker tweets Air Force One offer to Trump

One person who hasn't benefited: President-elect Donald Trump . President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. "The airline manufacturer is also anxious about Trump's tough talk on China, which is one of Boeing's largest and most-promising customers", said Boom Bust co-host Ameera David.


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