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What's next for Trump, GOP agenda after health care debacle

A loss could do lasting political damage to Republicans who supported the contentious bill, Ryan argued, especially those in competitive districts who were vulnerable to primary challenges. With Trump serving alongside a Congress controlled by the GOP, the bill was the party's first genuine opportunity to repeal Obama's statute. Courts have quashed its immigration restrictions and a national security advisor has resigned amid a continuing inquisition into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian ...

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No vote on health care plan

Earlier on Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the vote would go ahead at 15:30 (19:30 GMT). The House meltdown on Obamacare repeal has perilous implications for the American health care system, with Republicans apparently unable to repeal the law but also unwilling to fix the deficiencies that the White House says will collapse the law.

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Micron revenues, profit leap forward in Q2

Instinet reiterated a buy rating and issued a $28.00 price objective (up previously from $25.00) on shares of Micron Technology in a research note on Monday, December 26th. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $28.66. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink .

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PNC Financial Services Group Inc

In other PNC Financial Services Group news, insider Wyk Steven C. Van sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 20th. This continues to be an interesting story, and we look forward to updating it again soon on The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

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Wave of corruption protests sweeps Russia

The demonstrations appear to amount to the largest coordinated protests in Russian Federation since the street rallies that broke out in 2011 and 2012 after a parliamentary election that opposition leaders decried as fraudulent. Hundreds also rallied in the city of Yekaterinburg in the industrial Urals region. Witnesses said at least four people holding banners were detained on the city's Labour Square, where opposition protesters, nationalists and supporters of the pro-Kremlin United Russia ...

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Lights go out in Russia's Far East for Earth Hour

Ravi Singh, secretary general and chief executive officer, WWF-India, said 2017 would mark the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour to encourage people to take positive action against climate change. "Our planet is now in extreme distress and it is impacting our economic and social conditions". Supporters in Uganda and Hungary are pushing for a shift to renewable energy.

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Kyle Larson Beats Joey Logano In Wild Fontana Shootout

Logano, who had led 48 laps, dropped to 26th for the restart. Kyle Busch (No. 18, NOS Energy Drink Toyota) was third and posted his 15th top-10 finish in 18 races at Auto Club Speedway. Busch chose the inside lane on the restart. "When your race cars are good like we are right now, it's easier to have a mistake-free race", Larson said.

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Ricciardo Laments "frustrating" home race weekend

That position became redundant as Ricciardo was making his way to the grid 25 minutes before the race, with the home favorite stopping on the run to Turn 14. The local hope began Sunday's season-opening race at Melbourne Albert Park some two laps after the rest of the field - and from pit lane, rather than the grid.

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Republicans Are Nearing A Last-Minute Deal To Save Their Health Care Bill

Donald Trump has denied that reforming U.S. healthcare immediately was one of his key election pledges - as the blame game began over the failure to pass his bill. Moderates were given pause by projections of 24 million Americans losing coverage in a decade and higher out-of-pocket costs for many low-income and older people, as predicted by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office .

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Trump turns to tax after Obamacare debacle

The replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, fell victim to two competing groups of Republicans. After the stinging defeat of the GOP's bill to reform Obamacare, the White House and Congress were left reeling amid finger-pointing over who shouldered the blame.

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Shahid Afridi to leave Peshawar Zalmi

Afridi hinted that he might play for another franchise in the PSL next year, saying he won the trophy for one team, "time for another". The cricketers stated that he made a decision to retire as Zalmi player due to personal reasons. "I'm completely unaware of what happened", said Javed when this correspondent asked him to comment on the matter. As of the latest edition of the PSL, Afridi had scored 177 runs with a strike rate of 173.52 and taken two wickets with an economy rate of 6.75.

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Republicans Withdraw Healthcare Replacement Bill

Staunch, ideological, free-market conservatives with the Freedom Caucus objected the bill didn't go far enough to cut off benefits and entitlements, dissing it as "Obamacare Lite". Bannon wants to draw a line in the sand and tally up the Republicans seen as disloyal, one aide told the Daily Beast. But he insisted that a vote would happen because repealing the Affordable Care Act was something that he, the Freedom Caucus and the president had all campaigned on.

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California hires assistatnt Wyking Jones as basketball coach

With its athletic department facing massive debt and its basketball program likely headed for a rebuilding season, Cal sorely needed a splashy hire to rejuvenate its fan base. In the season prior to his arrival, Cal went 18-15 overall and 7-11 in Pac-12 play. He made just one NCAA Tournament, losing his opening game a year ago to Hawaii.

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Trumpcare Vote Yanked In First Blow To Donald Trump Presidency

American voters disapprove of the Republican plan to replace Obamacare by 56-17 per cent, with 26 per cent undecided, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released on Thursday. The Bill, which had been due for a vote in the House on Thursday, set the stage for the biggest clash on Capitol Hill since Mr Trump took office, with Republican leaders squaring off not just against Democrats but members of their own party.

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Gold, Treasuries, And US Dollar All Point To More Downside For Stocks

The gains in US equities provided a measure of calm to the market, though haven assets remained in demand a day before a Republican health-care bill is set for a vote in Congress. European shares climbed higher on Thursday, led by travel and retail stocks , as investors grew more bullish ahead of a vote in Congress on the US president's healthcare bill.

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Phone Companies Could Soon Have More Power To Block Spam Calls

The proposed rules would allow carriers to block spoofed caller ID numbers associated with phone lines that do not actually dial out, without running afoul of FCC rules requiring carriers to complete all calls. In 2012, for example, the FCC ordered telemarketers to get written permission from consumers before robocalling them. Pai says the FCC plans on doing something about the problem and is voting on a proposal Wednesday to determine whether phone companies should be given more ...

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What is Earth Hour, and why are the lights out?

Despite the terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are joining more than 270 landmarks across the United Kingdom in switching off the lights for conservation charity WWF's Earth Hour. People across the country are being urged to shine their light on climate change by turning off all nonessential electricity tonight for the tenth annual Earth Hour.

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Hong Kong shopping centre escalator reverses direction injuring 18 shoppers

Steve Smith's feud with Virat Kohli continues to fester India's Australian physio Patrick Farhart is in the middle of the latest ruckus between captains Virat Kohli and Steve Smith which erupted in Ranchi after the third Test. The spokeswoman added that the mall was highly concerned about the accident and would offer assistance to the injured, while fully cooperating with any government investigation.

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After Repeal Fails, GOP Faces Pressure To Make ACA Work

They decided on the latter and now Trump's entire agenda is in jeopardy. "Ultimately, the Trumpcare bill failed because of two traits that have plagued the Trump presidency since he took office: incompetence and broken promises", Schumer said.

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Stock Jumping Abnormally High: Gerdau SA (GGB)

If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up. Presently, it has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -10.60% and Return on Investment (ROI) of -4.30%. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Gerdau S.A. (GGB) is at 41.37.

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Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Other than the United Kingdom, however, no other European country has made a decision to follow the lead of the US, which issued its electronics ban from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa on March 20. 'Most of our business and cruise travelers want to stay connected and to be productive during their flights especially on today's long haul flights of 12 hours or more, ' Davey said.

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Jordan Airline encourages passengers to talk to each other after laptop ban

That's because those electronics won't be allowed on board as cabin luggage - they'll have to be checked in‚ and airlines take no responsibility for theft of or damage to such "valuables". The British government announced the electronics ban Tuesday following the USA due to an unspecified terrorist threat. No U.S. airlines are impacted because none of them have direct flights from the select airports.

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John Legend's Louis Vuitton Bag Snatched at JFK Airport

The Grammy and Academy-award winning singer addressed the situation on Twitter and confirmed the bag was taken when it was left unattended on the cart, shooting down reports that a livery cab driver had stolen it. The man returned the bag to Port Authority officials, who gave it back to Legend. Cops were supposed to return the bag and all of its contents to Legend on Friday.

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Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk' during laptop ban

The Abu Dhabi airport, included in the ban , even has a U.S. Department of Homeland Security-run pre-clearance facility for flights stateside. "Emirates can confirm that as per the new security directive issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)‚ electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone‚ excluding medical devices‚ cannot be carried in the cabin of the aircraft‚ an airline spokesman said".

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Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG): What's the Story?

SPG has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 28.62, Forward P/E of 23.14, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 96.6 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 21.02. was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Goldman Sachs. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $1.34B, according to the sentiments of 4 analysts.

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Turkish Airlines implements electronic device measure

But Emirates Airline took another approach and updated a commercial starring Jennifer Aniston. "Who needs tablets and laptops anyway?" the company asked. Emirates said on Thursday it was introducing a "laptop and tablet handling service" for US-bound flights which would allow passengers to use their devices until just before they board.

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Two months in, Donald Trump suffers string of defeats

Here is an assessment of his claims. "We have got to do better and we will", he said . That's the good news for President Trump and Speaker Ryan. The White House was already starting to point the finger at Ryan for making health-care reform the first legislative priority of the new Republican-controlled Washington .

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Failure Of Health Care Bill Is An Indictment Of GOP Leadership

House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed Obamacare will be "the law of the land" for the foreseeable future , noting he expects the state of health care to continue to get worse. Republicans have been dreaming to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act since it became law in 2010. White House press secretary Sean Spicer admitted that this goal was "an ambitious one", but one that the administration was "going to try to stick to".

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Royal Jordanian Airlines Pokes Fun At Trump's Laptop Ban

Earlier this week, the White House banned nine airlines from eight Muslim countries from carrying most electronic devices on flights to the United States. Royal Jordanian said on Twitter it has received the instructions from "the concerned U.S. departments". And Turkish Airlines offered to make up for the ban with two billion minutes of entertainment on air.

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Emirates responds to 'laptop ban' with handling service

The US government's new ban on personal electronics in airplane cabins-provoked by concerns that terrorists may modify such products to become explosive devices-has understandably alarmed parents. The U.K.'s ban applies to flights originating from six countries: Turkey , Lebanon , Egypt , Saudi Arabia , Jordan and Tunisia . The boxes will be returned to the travelers once they reach the US.

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Freedom Caucus drives dagger into heart of young Trump presidency

With no Democrats supporting the bill, he needed Ryan's whips to get it passed, and so he sank back into Ryan's ideology. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort. But the final negotiations over the vote have been a study in Republican political identity. Trump put the real blame on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minortiy Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who both applauded the fact that Obamacare would remain in place.

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Laptop ban: airline tells bored passengers to 'analyse meaning of life'

A few days after US officials banned passengers from carrying electronics larger than a cellphone into the cabin on direct flights arriving from some Middle Eastern countries, Royal Jordanian Airlines has turned around with its own response.

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Here's the full-length Love Actually 2 trailer!

Liam jokes that of the returning cast, which also includes Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy , Andrew Lincoln , Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon he's probably aged the best. The highly-anticipated Love Actually reunion received applauds from fans and they shared their excitement on social media as they got to watch their favourite characters back on screens through a special episode on the Red Nose Day .

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Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) revenue for Q4 came in at $146.3 million

The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $17.42. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $24.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, December 8th.

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Woody Harrelson's Han Solo Mentor is New to 'Star Wars' Canon

The actor recently spoke with Collider and naturally, the subject of the Han Solo movie came up. And lest you think this is a misreported quote, Variety confirmed what Iger said: " You'll also discover how he got his name ". We're not entirely sure what the reports mean when they say the movie will unveil how Han Solo got his name. The Han Solo movie is just over a year away, slated for a May 25, 2018 release.


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