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Confirmation hearings begin for Supreme Court nominee

Gorsuch's hearing is expected to last until Thursday. And in 2017, the Senate's Republican leadership has the option of changing the Senate's rules to allow a vote on Gorsuch to proceed to the full floor without a cloture vote by killing the filibuster, using tactics deployed by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2013.

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Top economies yield to U.S., drop no-protectionism pledge

U.S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed the previous communiqué as possibly irrelevant for the current global economic climate. He has already pulled the USA out of a proposed free trade deal with Japan and other Pacific Rim countries and is trying to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

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WNIJ's Gas Price Monday

The national average was $2.292 on Monday, down from $2.298 a week ago but up from $1.982 previous year. When it comes to local averages for one gallon of regular unleaded, Smiths Grove comes in with the lowest price of $2.09 per gallon. The price of gas in the state is 20 cents below the national average of $2.29. States posting the highest prices are Hawaii ($3.064 a gallon), California ($2.997), Washington ($2.845), Alaska ($2.739) and OR ($2.672).

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Brazil under fire in dodgy meat scandal

China and Hong Kong, which together are the biggest foreign market for Brazilian meat, were the destination of a third of the $5.5 billion of beef shipped from Latin America's largest economy past year, according to the meat exporters group Abiec.

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Kim Jong-Un declares 'new birth' in North Korea's rocket program

The engine will help North Korea achieve world-class satellite launch capability, KCNA said, indicating the test was of a new type of engine for long-range missiles. "We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, economic measures". The threatening release comes as the USA and South Korea engage in military exercises.

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What's Cooking Ranbir? Watch Barfi Star In Deep Conversation With Mahira

The pictures and the backstage videos of the duo has facet the social media, making us hope to see them sometime together on-screen. A few have even gone ahead to suggest that this interaction between Ranbir and Mahira could possibly be a part of some act.

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Analysts Set Imperial Brands PLC (IMT) Target Price at $4105.83

IMT has been the subject of several recent research reports. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of GBX 253.08 ($3.09). The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 23rd. In other J D Wetherspoon plc news, insider John Hutson acquired 4,827 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 21st.

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Ryan on healthcare plan: 'We're right where we want to be'

In a separate interview Sunday on "This Week", Stephanopoulos asked Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price about Paul's proposal for a "clean repeal" of Obamacare and a "wide open debate" about how to replace it. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that over 10 years, 24 million fewer people would have coverage. Senator Chuck Schumer of NY said last month that there is a big chance that they will keep the Affordable Care Act.

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India vs Australia 3rd Test: MS Dhoni spotted at Ranchi stadium

Otherwise they were chanceless, Handscomb finishing unbeaten after keeping out 200 balls in all. Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb showed remarkable application and grit to keep India at bay throughout the post lunch session, taking Australia to 149 for 4 on the final day.

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Move over Denmark, Norway is now world's happiest country

In 2013, the National Academy of Sciences issued a report recommending that federal statistics and surveys, which normally deal with income, spending, health and housing, include a few extra questions on happiness because it would lead to better policy that affects people's lives.

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Midlands drives house price growth as monthly figures exceed expectations

The figure is just £363 below a record high of £310,471, recorded in June a year ago. The average asking price rise for homes coming to the market in the last month has been a chunky 1.3 per cent - the same as March 2015, when the market was being fuelled by frantic purchasing of buy to let property ahead of the stamp duty surcharge deadline.

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Women's Basketball: NCAA Tournament day one first round action

No. 12 Middle Tennessee, 7:10 p.m., TBS Midwest: No. 4 Purdue vs. Moe Wagner scored a career-high 26 points and spurred a furious second-half rally to send MI past second-seeded Louisville 73-69 on Sunday and into the Sweet 16. Game tips off at 2:40 p.m. from Indianapolis. With heavyweights like Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga still alive, the cream has risen to the top in college basketball.

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Trump's budget is a declaration of war on the environment

It proposes the previously reported $54 billion increase in defense spending and corresponding cuts to non-defense spending at the State Department , the Department of Housing and Urban Development , the Environmental Protection Agency and the wholesale elimination of other federal programs.

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Jat leaders put off agitation for 15 days

The Jat protesters yesterday postponed the "Delhi Kooch" following discussing the matter with the Haryana Government. The ongoing Jat agitation crisis in the national capital region on Sunday was called off after Jat agitators and government mutually agreed on post-pone the protest.

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Trump's Budget is as Frightening as We Expected

The administration's budget proposal set federal employee unions afire with discontent over what they called "anemic levels of funding". Also highlighted in the report were an OH boating club hit by cuts to keeping the Great Lakes clean, and homeowners in Florida's Gulf Coast affected by reductions to the country's food insurance programs.

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Haddock could be about to disappear from fish and chip shops

There is more positive news for some other fisheries, with scampi from Farn Deeps fishery being upgraded from the lowest rating of "five" - a fish to avoid - to a "four" thanks to better management, though it is still some way off being sustainable.

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USA industrial production flat in February as utilities' output falls

Manufacturing output ex-autos rose 0.4% in February, after a 0.6% January gain, the average increase over the previous three months was 0.2%. Looking at major industry groups, manufacturing production increased 0.5% on the month (consensus: 0.3%), mining rose bny 2.7% and that of utilities shrank 5.7%.

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House intel chairman: Still no evidence of Trump Tower wiretapping

Adam Schiff , D-Calif., said. Nunes maintained that he has yet to see evidence of collusion between "Trump world" and the Russian government. "The Department of Justice has complied with the request from leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and Judiciary Committees seeking information related to surveillance during the 2016 election", department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement Friday.

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Uber President Reportedly Quits as Executives Continue to Flee

The quake that has hit Uber in the past few weeks has taken down another executive. Jones is the latest to quit the company after a string of high profile exits including that of Amit Singhal who was asked to resign because of a sexual harassment allegation against hime in his previous job at Alphabet Inc's Google.

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Trump committed to providing health care to all: health secy

In the end, I believe that President Trump will find a way to manage his Trumpcare plan through the Congress. At the core of some of these early complaints is a report from the Congressional Budget Office, a bipartisan entity that was directed by Congress to estimate the financial impact of the Republican healthcare plan, the American Health Care Act.

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GOP Tweaks Healthcare Bill for Older Americans

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., head of the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus, continued pushing for changes. He is a second-term lawmaker from upstate NY. He then went on to say that the GOP is working on changes in the American Health Care Act that would allow federal block grants to states for Medicaid.

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Trump goes all in for the GOP's Obamacare replacement

It also said that enacting the legislation now before Congress - a measure backed by President Donald Trump - would reduce the federal deficit by some $337 billion over the next decade, a relatively small savings given the massive size of the U.S.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS)

Growth Estimate for SUPERVALU Inc. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.07 Percent. The Next Year EPS growth is 1650%, Long term annual growth estimate of 13%, Annual EPS growth past 5 years of -36.41 percent. The companys revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Hence, the surprise factor was 160 percent. While it's Return on Investment (ROI) value is -3.7%.

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White House Bid to Win GOP Holdouts on Obamacare Replacement May Backfire

Friday morning, members of the Republican Study Committee - who have expressed serious doubts about the House's health care bill - emerged from a meeting at the White House supportive. "I just want to thank you folks and we're gonna have a great, great health care plan", he said. President Donald Trump used a meeting with about a dozen GOP lawmakers in the Republican Study Committee, a 170-member conservative group in the House that has been the source of numerous concerns with ...

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Government Auditor Refutes Air India's Claim Of An Operating Profit In FY16

Not only C&AG, the same observations have been apparently made by the airline's statutory auditors, said senior C&AG officials. The airline said its accounts for the year 2015-16 were prepared in line with the generally accepted accounting principles and accounting standards issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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Red beacons removed from CM's, ministers' vehicles in Punjab

The beacons atop the vehicles of Punjab Chief Minister and his council of ministers have been removed after the Amarinder Singh dispensation made a decision to put a ban on its use on government vehicles. Commenting on the first few decisions announced by the Punjab Council of Ministers, Badal said, "Quite honestly, I am surprised that the new government could think nothing beyond announcing the policies and decisions already implemented by the SAD-BJP government".

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Yogi Adityanath takes charge as UP CM

Adityanath was credited for aiding the BJP in winning 325 of 403 of the Uttar Pradesh's seats during the state's recent elections. In 2015, Adityanath's comments yet again led to public outrage when he said that those who oppose "surya namaskar" are free to leave India.

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G20 statement drops anti-protectionism, climate change clauses

In a meeting that some said was at times 19 against one, the U.S. did not yield on key issues, essentially torpedoing earlier agreements as the G20 requires a consensus. rejected past commitments regarding the open flow of goods. Trump is expected to attend the Hamburg summit, which is to be chaired by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Chuck Berry dies, Twitter cries 'Hail, hail rock 'n' roll'

Bruce Springsteen tweeted: " Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock'n'roll writer who ever lived". The death of legendary rocker Chuck Berry , aged 90, drew emotional tributes from fellow musicians and other celebrities who praised him as a rock "n" roll trailblazer.

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G-20 finance chiefs warn of FX rate volatility

According to reports , officials were looking to replace the group's long standing opposition to "all forms" of protectionism with a new wording that would reflect U.S. We do not want unfair competition. According to reports, officials sought to replace G20's long-standing opposition to all forms of protectionism with a new text that would highlight USA concerns over "fair" trade, but no compromise was reached to at the end.

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US's Tough Trade Talk Scores Win In Battle With G20 Powers

Following pushback from US officials, led by US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the communique of G20 finance minister backtracked on past commitments such as open trade and outright rejection of protectionism. "The US says that on this issue, the position hasn't been clearly defined in Washington and they need time", added the source. "We are still in the process of finding a solution for the obvious and known different views", German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said at the start ...

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G20 fails to agree on free trade endorsement

The world's top economic powers have dropped a pledge to fully oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the US government of President Donald Trump, who wants to favor American companies and workers more. In his first worldwide meeting since he was sworn in, Mnuchin said "the historical language was not really relevant". Trump has already pulled the USA out of a proposed free trade deal with Japan and other Pacific Rim countries.

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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock. Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. The median estimate represents a +0.56% increase from the last price of 8.95. This showed the surprise of 47.8% in the last quarter earnings. The company's market cap is $2.67 Billion, and the average volume is $18.91 Million.

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JCPenney to close Marinette store

The nearest location to close will be the store in the Midland Mall in Midland. Most affected stores will begin the liquidation process April 17. The nearest stores that will remain open are in St. "We understand that closing stores will impact the lives of many hard working associates, which is why we have chose to initiate a voluntary early retirement program for approximately 6,000 eligible associates", Ellison said.

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Falling Industrial Orders Shade Picture of Healthy Germany

The typically volatile reading compares with a median estimate for a 2.5 percent decline in a Bloomberg survey. Meanwhile, foreign orders declined 4.9 percent, driven by a 7.8 percent fall in demand from the euro zone. The biggest fall came for capital goods makers, who saw 9.9 percent fewer orders, while producer goods firms lost 4.0 percent and consumer goods 2.0 percent.


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