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Trump 1, free trade 0: G20 drops pledge to fight protectionism

President Donald Trump vowed to impose border taxes and rewrite free trade deals he says have shortchanged the U.S. And an entire section on action against climate change was dropped, sparking dismay among America's partners as well as environmental activists.

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SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster

Thursday's landing proves that it's possibly to fly and re-fly an orbital class booster, which Musk said is the most expensive part of the rocket. The SES satellite launched Thursday is expected to boost communications capacity across Latin America, "ranging from the Gulf of California in Mexico to Cape Horn in Chile", according to SpaceX .

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Speaker Paul Ryan Opposes Health Care Talks With Dems

Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., chairs the New Democrat Coalition, a faction of about four dozen business-friendly Democrats that, in theory, stand ready to work with the president on certain agenda items, like infrastructure spending. Tell us in the comments. I don't know. I don't have an answer. MONTANARO: Well , you know, look. Whether Trump has the ability to punish the group remains to be seen.

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Turkey ends Euphrates Shield military campaign in Syria

Officials from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies said the ministers would discuss issues including the Syrian conflict, now in its seventh year. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim speaks to the media during a visit in Nicosia, northern Cyprus March 9, 2017. Turkey sent troops, tanks and warplanes to support Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels, push ISIS fighters away from its border and stop the advance of Kurdish militia fighters.

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Zosano Pharma Corporation Posted gains of 1.05% in the Last Trade

The company reported ($0.46) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.45) by $0.01. (NASDAQ:GASS). The majority of analysts covering the equity have either a Buy or Strong Buy recommendation on the stock, yielding a consensus score of 2.00.

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NYC mayor wants to close Rikers Island jail within a decade

Mr de Blasio said closing Rikers would be "long and arduous", but that local officials and stakeholders had a "moral obligation" to do so. Mayor de Blasio on Friday will endorse a sweeping plan to shutter Rikers Island - which includes slashing the number of city correction officers by almost two-thirds, sources told The Post.

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US appeals injunction of Trump revised travel order

The state of Hawaii launched the lawsuit claiming Trump's revised executive order, issued March 6, perpetuates the same unconstitutional religious discrimination as the original executive order , which was overturned by a federal judge in January.

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Cowen Maintained Alaska Air Group ALK (NYSE:ALK) As 'Market Perform'

The research firm Upgrade the stock to Buy. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of CFX in report on Monday, October 5 to "Underweight" rating. Stephens initiated Capitala Finance Corp (NASDAQ:CPTA) rating on Tuesday, August 18. Colfax Corporation is an industrial manufacturing and engineering company. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, January 4.

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Britain's divorce from the European Union begins

Leaving the European Union will mean that our laws will be made in Westminster, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. British Prime Minister Theresa May had in her letter triggering the two-year exit process on Wednesday called for talks on the divorce and a future deal to run in parallel as soon as negotiations start.

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Gold edges down on stronger dollar, but political risks support

Prices also responded to technical resistance around $1,260, near the 200-day moving average, while support is expected to kick in at a Fibonacci retracement level of about $1,245. "Perhaps the expectations of a June rate hike have gone up, given the recent statements from the central bank officials", said Jiang Shu, chief analyst at Shandong Gold Group.

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Trump says Flynn right to ask for immunity

They lawyer did not confirm that Flynn has been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about a possible immunity deal, but he did say that discussions have occurred between Flynn's legal team and the Intelligence Committees. In late January then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told Trump or someone high up in his administration Flynn was susceptible to Russian blackmail.

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The Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO) Upgraded at Canaccord Genuity

One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $4.81. The last session's volume of 1.88 million shares was lower than its average volume of 2.60 million shares. Signpost Capital Advisors Lp owns 1.54 million shares or 21.57% of their United States portfolio.

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US rig count increases 15 this week to 824; Texas up 7

The number of gas rigs also increased by 5 to 160, up from 155 last week and 88 a year ago. And with another week passed in west Texas' prolific Permian Basin comes another increase in drilling activity. Oil is on track for a 5% weekly climb but is down almost 7% for the month, weighed by concerns over rising USA output and uncertainty over the durability of an agreement by other major producers to curb production.

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Malik Hooker declined an invitation to the 2017 NFL Draft, per report

Non-season ticket holders can register starting at 10 a.m. April 6. Browns season ticket members will be given a 48-hour pre-registration window from 10 a.m. Top safety prospect Malik Hooker will celebrate the 2017 National Football League draft by watching it on television with a group of family and friends.

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Israeli PM limits settlements while announcing new one

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, the Israeli settlement of Maaleh Adumim looms over Arab Bedouin shacks in the West Bank. But he appears to have backpedaled since taking office. The Security Cabinet also approved the construction of 2,000 homes within established settlements, a plan that had been in the works for months before Thursday's vote.

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President Trump Invites House Intel Committee to View NSC Docs

The New York Times reported sources identified Ellis and Ezra Cohen-Watnick, senior director of intelligence at the National Security Council, as two of the officials who helped provide Nunes with intelligence reports that revealed President Donald Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies.

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Mad Catz Voluntarily Files for Bankruptcy

This move effectively spells the total end for the company. In the 2000s, though, Mad Catz got into the arcade stick industry hard, and they popped up as a maker of genuinely good sticks. "The company had been actively pursuing its strategic alternatives, including various near term financing alternatives such as bank financing and equity infusions, as well as potential sales of certain assets of the company or a sale of the company in its entirety", explained Mad Catz president and CEO, ...

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United Airlines defends banning girls from flight for wearing leggings

United says the passengers not allowed to board were pass riders , who fly under employee pass privileges. Leggings are fine for passengers not traveling with the benefit pass. "United shall have the right to refuse passengers who are not properly clothed via our Contract of Carriage ", the company said in a tweet. "How long has United Airlines regulated women's clothing?" Comedian Sarah Silverman previously engaged with united on Twitter, suggesting they update their policy for ...

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White House Denies it Sought to Prevent Sally Yates' Testimony

National security experts and White House reporters have argued that it is highly unlikely Nunes could have obtained access to the White House grounds unnoticed, while members of Congress are wondering why Nunes would go around his committee to brief Trump on the documents directly.

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Senate Republicans not ready to give up on Obamacare repeal

Just four days after House Speaker Paul Ryan declared Obamacare the "law of the land", House Republicans say they're moving forward with their plan to repeal and replace the health care law despite the divisions in their party on how to reform the health insurance market.

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Uber's self-driving cars are back on the road after an accident

According to officials with Uber , they paused the self-driving car's operations and passenger pilots, in order to better understand happened, and by Monday, the company felt confident in putting the cars back on the road. Reports revealed that the Uber auto was in self-driving mode when the crash occurred. "There was a person behind the wheel", said Montenegro regarding the Uber vehicle.

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Judge appears close to approving Trump University settlement

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel is once again reflecting on his second-oldest case - a almost seven-year-old lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump defrauded students of the now-defunct Trump University before he was president.

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Barclays PLC Increases Carnival Corp (CCL) Price Target to $63.00

Analysts await MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) to report earnings on May, 4. "Yet, adverse forex translations, macroeconomic issues in key operating regions and increasing fuel costs remain headwinds". The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $1.4 and an annual Dividend Yield of 2.36 Percent. On 7/15/2016 Carnival Corp announced a quarterly dividend of $0.35 3.09% with an ex dividend date of 8/24/2016 which will be payable on 9/16/2016.

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Booker Group PLC (LON:BOK) Receives Buy Rating From Peel Hunt Analysts

This is 25.50% from the last stock close price. Peel Hunt maintained the shares of BOK in report on Thursday, March 30 with "Buy" rating. Ratings analysis reveals 78% of PG&E Corporation's analysts are positive. Hightower Advisors Llc acquired 68,221 shares as Procter And Gamble Co (PG)'s stock declined 5.17%. Insight 2811, Michigan-based fund reported 3,353 shares.

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Eurogroup head did not criticize any country or region, spokesman says

Dijsselbloem said that while committing to financial rescues for poorer nations in the eurozone was important, "I can't spend all my money on drinks and women and then ask for help". In a post on Facebook , Matteo Renzi, the former Italian prime minister, called Dijsselbloem's remarks "stupid", and said "if he wants to offend Italy, he should do so in a bar, not while holding public office".

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NH Hotel Group switches off its lights during Earth Hour

Thousands of residents of B.C. will join people around the world in turning off their lights and powering down electronics for Earth Hour 2017. On Saturday 25th March at 8.30pm Moor Hall's lights will be dimmed everywhere, all external lights will be switched off and the restaurant and bars will be lit by candles for the hour.

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Donald Trump appeals against judge's new ruling blocking travel ban

Watson questioned that argument, noting that the government said 20 refugees had been resettled in Hawaii since 2010. Watson's ruling covers another provision in the revised order that suspends refugee resettlements. They cited Trump's advocacy, as a presidential candidate, for a halt to immigration by Muslims, and post-election statements to the same effect by the president and others.

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EPA Chief Refuses to Ban a Potentially Dangerous Pesticide

Confusingly, the agency had recommended in 2015 that the chemical, already banned for application in homes in 2001, be banned for use on crops, as well. As a result of Pruitt's decision , children and farmworkers nationwide are endangered, rights advocates and environmental groups charge. This decision by EPA under the Trump Administration to deny the petition is not surprising, given the rhetoric of reducing regulatory burdens and the need to stop regulatory "overreach" by agencies like ...

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Reining in Sanctuary Cities

Turns out, perhaps not so much. Sessions cited guidance issued under the Obama administration about how law enforcement officials should handle undocumented immigrants with criminal histories in his description of the Trump administration's priorities for deportations.

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Analysts At Morgan Stanley Maintained Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) As Sell

American International Group Inc acquired 54,743 shares as Exxon Mobil Corp ( XOM)'s stock rose 3.69%. Finally, BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on Exxon Mobil in a report on Thursday, December 1st. Its sales stood at -14.10% a year on average in the period of last five years. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This report was originally reported by Sports Perspectives and is owned by of Sports Perspectives.

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Verizon Said to Plan Online TV Package for Summer Launch

Verizon Communications is gearing up to enter the ever-growing online streaming TV market, alongside competitors like DirecTV Now, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, as well as soon-to-launch bundles from Hulu and YouTube. In a recent statement announcing a contract extension with Verizon, CBS said the deal included rights for "future digital platforms, with specifics to be released at a later date".

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Dolphins sign suspended McDonald to a one-year, no risk contract

As it relates to McDonald, he was a four-year starter for the Rams after they selected the USC product in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. McDonald has been suspended for half the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

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Westinghouse Bankruptcy Threatens SC Nuclear Project

The approval is necessary before the reactor can be used at NuGen's Moorside new nuclear project in north west England, which could generate around 7 percent of Britain's electricity. WEC Carolina Energy Services, which has a Rock Hill, S.C., address, was among the entities filing for bankruptcy protection, according to court filings.

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Sen. King: 'No doubt whatsoever' Russian Federation interfered in election

Seven professional staff from their committee have been given special security clearances to review the documents and now have access to the same materials usually limited to Congress' "Gang of Eight" - the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate and their respective intelligence committees.

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Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon formally requests referendum

The vote, which split the Scottish parliament between pro- and anti-independence parties, deepened the dispute between the two governments over both the need for and the timing of the vote. "It would be unfair to the people of Scotland to ask them to make a crucial decision without the necessary information about our future relationship with Europe, or what an independent Scotland would look like", it said.


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