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Palestinian Authority warns against Jerusalem Embassy move

Public support in Israel for the establishment of a Palestinian state has hit a historic low, according to the findings of a new poll that shows the Israeli people are more skeptical than ever that the Palestinians will take the steps necessary to strike a peace accord with the Jewish state.

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US Judge To Issue Further Decision On Travel Ban

The Department of Justice opposed Hawaii's request to extend Watson's temporary order. Watson rejected that argument, preventing the administration from halting the flow of refugees. A hearing has started in federal court in Hawaii on whether a judge should extend his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban until the state's lawsuit is resolved.

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Nuclear giant Westinghouse files for bankruptcy after costs skyrocketed

A storied name in nuclear power, Westinghouse incurred billions of dollars of cost overruns building the nuclear reactors in Georgia and SC, a financial disaster that threatens Toshiba's viability. Toshiba had previously warned that it was facing a write-down topping 700 billion yen (S$8.8 billion) at Westinghouse . SCANA Corporation to Hold Analyst Call on March 29, 2017 to Discuss Plans to Continue Work on the New Nuclear Project during a Transition and Evaluation Period Cayce, ...

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Hamilton music scene mourns Chuck Berry

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr also expressed his condolences: "R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock "n" roll music". His latest album was announced on his 90th birthday in October past year and Billboard magazine reports the owner of a music club where Berry used to perform says the album is quite sensational.

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Severe Weather-Southern Plains story

This story has been corrected to show that Corbin Lee Jaeger was the driver of the Jeep involved in the fatal wreck Tuesday that killed three storm chasers in West Texas. Cary Meltzer, 38, of NY, said he knew the two men in the Suburban. "About 50-50. Some people says you're insane and the other half says, 'I want to go with ya'".

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Voters Care More About Health Care After GOP Reforms Fail, Poll Shows

Their refusal to back the bill, coupled with a handful of moderate members, ultimately caused President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to cancel a vote on the legislation Friday. Suggesting that Democrats "are going to come on board" with "the president's vision on lowering taxes", Priebus added that, if certain measures "are incompatible with some members of the Republican House, then it's going to be incompatible, and then we need to work with moderate Democrats to make sure ...

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At Mnuchin's First Big Meeting, G20 Shies From Endorsing Free Trade

It said that countries "are working to strengthen the contribution of trade" to their economies. The gathering will help set the tone for worldwide commerce and finance and will give Mnuchin a chance to clarify what the US position is. Canada, like China a major trade partner of the USA, took a nuanced approach. The world's biggest economies have dropped a long-standing public endorsement of free trade at their first meeting with the Trump administration.

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Westinghouse files for bankruptcy

A bankruptcy filing would allow Westinghouse to renegotiate or break its construction contracts for several nuclear plant projects in the United States which have been dogged by delays and cost overruns. As reported, in order to diversify sources of nuclear fuel supply for the country's NPPs, Energoatom jointly with Westinghouse in 2000 launched the project for the qualification of this company's fuel.

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Reality Check On Trump Calling For Bipartisanship On Health Care

Their refusal to back the bill, coupled with a handful of moderate members, ultimately caused President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to cancel a vote on the legislation Friday. They'd been promising repeal for years. House and Senate Republicans had very different ideas of repeal and replace, again despite having seven years to settle these differences internally.

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Oil stable on falling Libyan output, but bloated USA market still weighs

In the United States, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were up 34 cents, or 0.7 percent, at $48.71 a barrel. The volume of oil output dropped by 252,000 barrels per day in Libya after suspension of production at the country's Sharara and Wafa fields which were reportedly blocked by armed groups.

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Idea Cellular, Vodafone India announce merger

From what has been reported so far, Vodafone India has insisted on retaining the CEO and CFO positions while Idea Cellular's Kumar Mangalam Birla will be the chairman. The Aditya Birla Group has the right to acquire up to a 9.5% additional stake from Vodafone under an agreed mechanism with a view to equalising the shareholdings over time.

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Trump says Germany owes 'vast sums' to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Allegations from the United States that British spy agency GCHQ snooped on Donald Trump during his election campaign are "arrant nonsense", the deputy head of the U.S. "You look at the deficits that we have and you look at all of the accumulation of debt". In one highly publicized moment, Trump appeared to rebuke Merkel's attempt at a handshake, though it's not clear if he heard her equest .

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US Congress Opens the Door to Sell off Private Internet Data

The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump would sign the legislation , which would also prohibit the FCC from adopting a similar policy in the future. "There are a lot of companies that are very concerned about drawing attention to themselves and being regulated on privacy issues, and are sitting this out in a way that they haven't sat out earlier privacy issues", Aaron said.

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Aldermore Group PLC (ALD) Upgraded by Macquarie to "Outperform"

Nine analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Investors of record on Thursday, February 23rd will be paid a GBX 23.70 ($0.29) dividend. The company was maintained on Monday, March 13 by JP Morgan. KAZ Minerals PLC is an investment holding firm principally engaged in mining businesses.

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Westinghouse Electric filing for bankruptcy

Westinghouse said it as secured $800 million in financing to fund and protect its core businesses during its reorganization. Toshiba said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will limit its exposure to future losses at Westinghouse . Toshiba's nuclear development subsidiary Westinghouse Electric filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection this morning, the New York Times reports.

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Lok Sabha takes up amendments to Finance Bill

Yechury said that the Lok Sabha had passed the Bill in a hurry. "There are lot of wild information going around over the authority of assessment officers over search and seizure", added Jaitley. "If firewalls can be broken, and hacking can be done, it will be done whether Aadhaar is there or not". The letter states, "Because it enables data sharing even by private companies, it renders all citizens vulnerable to identity theft, fraud, cyber-piracy, data breaches and other uses of their ...

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Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Receives Overweight Rating From Barclays Capital Analysts

Sarasin & Partners LLP increased its position in Alibaba Group Holding by 285.8% in the third quarter. The stock added 2.58% beyond one week and climbed 4.05% during previous one month session. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States and global trademark & copyright laws.

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Full Budget Release to Push Infrastructure Plan Into Fall: Mulvaney

Legal Services Alabama, the only organization in the state dedicated to representing poor residents, takes several thousand family violence, consumer protection, and housing cases a year, a lot of them at no cost. He's also vowed that the USA would leave the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council if the organization does not undergo "considerable reform". Rogers also pointed to infrastructure programs like Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grants and ...

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Bezos passes Buffett as world's 2nd richest person

Bezos added $1.5 billion to his fortune after Amazon gained $9 billion in market value during trading on Wednesday. The company received a generous stock bump after a Barclay's analyst declared Amazon will "likely to be one of the first trillion-dollar market cap companies".

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White House: Climate Funding Is 'A Waste of Your Money'

The FY 2017 supplemental funding request for the military seeks to authorize $5 billion in OCO budget and $24.9 billion in funds for DoD's base budget initiatives that include F-35s, F/A-18 Super Hornets, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, Army helicopters, DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and tactical missiles.

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Worth Watching Stock Alamos Gold, Inc. (AGI)

The company's ATR (Average True Range) is 0.46. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of C$11.48. The year ago sales the company reported in the same quarter is 104.3 Million. The stock is now has its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 0 Percent. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded Alamos Gold Inc (US) from an "outperform" rating to a "sector perform" rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $8.50 to $9.00 in a report on Friday, February 10th.

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South African Treasury Chief Pravin Gordhan's Summons Back Home Rattles Rand, Stocks

Just days later, Zuma fired the latter and replaced him with Gordhan. State security spokesperson Brian Dube said he had no knowledge of any intelligence report on Gordhan. In meetings on Monday with the SACP, and later the ANC executive committee, Zuma confirmed he would reshuffle his cabinet. Gordhan, who has the support of several other ministers, has been at loggerheads with Zuma since a year ago, with many presidential loyalists calling for him to be ousted.

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US ready to quit UN rights council if no reform

But under President Barack Obama , the USA joined the council in 2009. Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The United States formally notified the United Nations about the readiness to leave the UN Human Rights Council. The United States is now an elected member of the 47-state UNHRC, where its three-year term ends in 2019. The correspondence, obtained by Foreign Policy , explains the Trump administration's rationale for considering a departure from the 47-member organization.

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Sessions to "Claw Back" Funds from Sanctuary Cities

So when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced yesterday that the Department of Justice was going to crack down and threaten the federal DOJ grants to sanctuary cities, naturally people might be curious as to how much this is going to hurt that particular progressive island in generally conservative Texas.

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Sears has 'substantial doubt' that it can survive

Two Sears employees at Westfield Meriden mall said Thursday that Sears employees attended a morning meeting where they were told the media misrepresented the filing. Lampert owned almost 10 percent of the REIT that paid Sears $2.6 billion in 2015 for the stores it purchased, many of which were then leased back to the retailer.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Loaded And Ready For Business

Judge James Boasberg still must act on cross complaints between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a summary judgment request. The $3.8 billion pipeline is expected deliver oil within a few weeks from the Bakken field in North Dakota to storage and shipping facilities in Patoka, Illinois.

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Uber halts autonomous vehicle testing after serious crash

During that time, the San Francisco, California company had said that self-driving technology has the potential to reduce traffic accidents in the country. The San Francisco-based tech giant revealed that its self-driving fleet in Tempe and Pittsburgh is now returning on public roads and will once again be picking up passengers.

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Trump's budget will not make America great again

Trump says he'll release a more complete budget in May. Eliminating these , or other programs for the poor and elderly will have pronounced impact on numerous voters who helped elect Trump and establish full Republican control of Congress.

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Oil rises again on view that supplies should tighten

Prices for front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1 , the global benchmark for oil, were at $52.31 per barrel at 0151 GMT, down 11 cents from their last close. shale production and higher OPEC output. The higher prices came despite U.S. crude stocks rising by 1.9 million barrels to 535.5 million barrels. However, compliance could be lower by non-OPEC members like Russian Federation, who have officially agreed to participate in the cuts.

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Zuma orders S Africa finance minister's return from UK

After landing at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday morning, Gordhan told the media he had met about 50 investors in London "who have great faith in our economy". It was reported after Zuma fired then Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December 2015 that the South African economy suffered a loss of roughly R500 billion.

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California ready to pursue clean car standards as Trump brakes

Now, the site is being redeveloped as a testing ground for autonomous vehicles. If those cars don't sell, their high mileage can't be counted toward an automaker's corporate average fuel economy. A group of 10 state attorneys general led by California and NY said on Wednesday they would fight attempts to weaken the rules. Barclays auto analyst Brian Johnson said in a research note that he expects the Trump administration review will lead to reductions in planned hikes in fuel efficiency ...

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Has OPEC Underestimated US Shale Once Again?

OPEC on Tuesday reported a rise in oil inventories and raised its forecast for production in 2017 from outside the group. Top OPEC producer Saudi Arabia is also a member of the JTC in its capacity as 2017 OPEC president. The potential for increased USA production continues to build, as Baker Hughes weekly rig count data showed an increase of 14 drilling rigs in the United States.

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Lloyd's drops plans for new branch in Dublin

Lloyd's of London, the world's largest speciality insurance market, will this week pick Brussels or Luxembourg for its planned European Union subsidiary, after Dublin had been an early favourite, sources said on Monday. She said: "I am excited about the opportunities this venture will offer the market by providing that important European access efficiently". Annual pre-tax profits came in at £2.1bn, the same as the year before, but gross written premiums rose 11 per cent to £29.9bn over the ...

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Stock Seesawing Amidst Rampant Activity: United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X)

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.00 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The business earned $1.42 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.42 billion. United States Steel had a negative return on equity of 11.36% and a negative net margin of 4.29%.

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Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on European Union accession bid

But Erdogan told the rally that "April 16 would be a breaking point", referring to EU-Turkey relations if the "yes" vote wins. He warned that any review of Ankara's relations with Europe would include a deal to curb illegal migration to the bloc.


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