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Ecuador's runoff both candidates claim victory

With more than 97 percent of voting acts counted, Moreno garnered 51 percent of the vote while conservative banker Guillermo Lasso stood at just under 49 percent. Lasso had vowed that if elected, he would "cordially invite" Assange to vacate the embassy within 30 days. The majority of voters also said they were hungry for change amid ongoing corruption allegations related to bribes that Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht paid to officials in Correa's government and a $12 million ...

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Panera Shares Are Jumping on a Report That It's Considering a Sale

As of 2:58 p.m., shares of Panera were up 7.9 percent to $282.45. The Company is a national bakery-cafe concept. An anonymous source told Bloomberg that potential suitors could include JAB Holding Co ., Starbucks Corp., and Domino's Pizza, adding that there was no certainty any deal would be struck.

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Democrats Have The Votes To Filibuster Gorsuch And Force 'Nuclear' Senate Showdown

But that Democratic success was virtually certain to be a short-lived political victory, as Republicans vowed to change Senate rules to put Gorsuch on the court and score a much-needed win for their party. Sen. "I think that he's a good man, he's lived a good life, he's certainly qualified, and I hope that we can advance him for an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor", Flake said.

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3 airliners in near-misses with drones at London's Heathrow

They also noted that the "blue and disc-like" craft appeared to be custom-made, rather than a commercially available model. The A320 incident was one of three near-misses involving planes near Heathrow. In November, they launched a website to publish a revised code of conduct, labelled the Drone Code. Police officers were alerted at the time but they did not find the operator of the drone.

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US Congress makes move to repeal data privacy laws

Several thousand voters in Florida's 18th Congressional District will receive robocalls this week from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee questioning Republican freshman Brian Mast's vote to repeal FCC privacy rules . "This will allow the Internet carriers to spy on their customers and sell their data". Republicans and industry officials complained that the browsing and app history restrictions would have unfairly burdened internet providers, since other companies such as ...

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Leftist Moreno heading to dispute win in Ecuador election

Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno was declared the victor of Ecuador's presidential runoff today, delivering a major setback to a recent right-ward surge in Latin American politics and providing continuity to President Rafael Correa's " Citizens' Revolution ".

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Carbon Monoxide At Hotel Pool Suspected In Michigan Death

First responders rushed to a Quality Inn and Suites in Niles, Michigan, after children were found unconscious poolside due to carbon-monoxide poisoning. The carbon monoxide monitor used revealed that the levels were 16 times the safety limit at 800 parts per million. Wise told WNDU this incident was one of the worst he's seen in his 30-year career.

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Union Pacific is Safest US Railroad Second Year in a Row

Bouchey Finance Grp Incorporated has 0.32% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 7,400 shares. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 1,167 shares of the railroad operator's stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 55 shares during the last quarter.

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Analyst Overview: BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)

The stock had a trading volume of 13,520,566 shares. M Holdings Securities Inc.'s holdings in BlackBerry were worth $138,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. The company now has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -55.60% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -3.30%. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 3.25% and Monthly Volatility of 2.47%.

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States sue over delay of energy efficiency rules under Trump

In response to the delays, Schneiderman and the coalition of attorneys general filed a lawsuit against the Department of Energy seeking a court order requiring that the standards on ceiling fan efficiency go into effect immediately. The Obama administration issued a similar directive in 2009. The new standards for walk-in coolers and freezers, power supplies, portable air conditioners, commercial boilers and compressors have been publicly posted by Energy for error-correction review - a ...

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St Petersburg Blast: At least 9 Killed, 50 Injured

A second, unexploded device was found at a different metro stop. Viktor Ozerov, a member of the defense and security committee of the upper house of the Russian parliament, told the Interfax news agency that the attack had "all the characteristics of a terrorist attack".

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Eskom calls on South Africa to switch off for Earth Hour

Earth Hour, an global campaign that spreads the awareness of environmental issues, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Abella said the Filipino people's observance of the event signifies that the Philippines is "an Earth Hour hero country".

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Tornado kills 2 in Louisiana as state put on 'high alert'

There also was flooding and wind damage in central MS, with water rescues in the Vicksburg area, Lamb said. Street flooding was still a problem in some communities. Two residents of Breaux Bridge, including a three-year-old girl, have died after a tornado made landfall on Sunday. "Some areas have already seen over 5 inches (13 cm) with these severe storms (Sunday) in Louisiana, and the storms are slow moving".

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NUPENG to commence indefinite strike on April 3

Representatives of the National Association of Transport Owners (NARTO), the employers of the drivers were also present at the meeting. The tanker drivers commenced an indefinite strike on Monday. "I am happy to announce that the honourable minister of state for petroleum resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has given his approval to increase the bridging allowance from N6.20 to N7.20".

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Trump hits golf course with Sen. Rand Paul

Trump in recent days has also expressed a desire to revisit repealing and replacing ObamaCare, one of his major campaign promises. Congressional Republicans are divided on significant issues, especially a new tax on imports embraced by House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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Arkansas hires Neighbors away from Washington

I even tried football, but I knew that wasn't going to work out for me. Neighbors replaces UA alum and former men's Razorbacks basketball walk-on Jimmy Dykes, who without benefit of previous head coaching experience and without ever previously coaching women's basketball, piloted Arkansas the past three seasons.

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Outrage grows over Congress' Internet privacy vote

ISPs collect data such as web browsing history, app usage and location through our internet usage. Republicans are poised to overturn strict broadband privacy rules introduced under the Obama administration, representing a massive boost to internet service providers that rely on monitoring customer browsing patterns for advertising purposes.

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Cobham plc (COB) PT Raised to GBX 138 at Berenberg Bank

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, three weeks ago Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD)'s price target was revised on 2/2/17 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $29.47 while the bearish estimates kept at $29.47 over the next one year.

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Keystone XL pipeline approved

President Donald Trump's administration said Friday it has given final approval for TransCanada to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project his predecessor Barack Obama had blocked over environmental concerns. "The Canadian oil and natural gas industry has been facing challenges to maintain competiveness at home and overseas, but pipeline approvals such as the KXL approval today, advance opportunities to make Canada an attractive place for investment", said CAPP spokesperson Chelsie ...

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Trudeau Government Delivers Federal Budget

Each year, finance folk eagerly await the federal budget , which covers everything from tax policy to new spending initiatives. It turns out that his 2016 outing was more obviously a grand gesture. In 2018-19, the investment will be at $141 million, and slowly ramp up to $707 million by 2024-25. Economic growth is meaningless if it's enjoyed only by a lucky few.

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Ford F-Series Pickups Gained Market Share in March

Westpac Banking holds 0% or 277,400 shares in its portfolio. Major U.S. automakers on Monday posted sales figures for March that came in below market expectations and heightened concerns the country's boom in vehicle sales may be losing steam, sending shares in auto companies down.

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Bill & Hillary Clinton pay tribute to late 'friend' David Rockefeller

Rockefeller's brother, who died in 1922. When David Rockefeller was born more than a century ago, his family name conjured up the worst ruthlessness and commercial depravity of the Gilded Age, a reputation forged by the practices of his grandfather, John D.

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Manufacturing Growth Eases Slightly in March, ISM Says

The manufacturing PMI data shows business conditions in the U.S. manufacturing sector It is a significant indicator of the overall economic condition in US. Construction spending was boosted by outlays on private residential construction, which surged 1.8 percent to the highest level since July 2007. The index gave back ground after climbing to its highest level since reaching 57.9 in August of 2014 in the previous month.

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

US crude West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures ended up $1.14 cents, or 2.4 percent, at $49.51 a barrel after peaking on the data at $49.54, also the highest since March 16. Oil prices reversed earlier losses on Thursday, reaching a fresh three-week high amid speculation that OPEC will extend its production-cut deal beyond June.

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Donald Trump signs executive orders on trade to 'defend USA industry'

Trump appears to gesture that he wants the orders to be brought to him so Pence then goes to the desk and picks up the orders so the commander in chief can sign them in another room. access to those markets. Trump made improving USA trade policy a key focal point of his presidential campaign , and the issue is seen as one of the main reasons he was able to win states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

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Toshiba CEO says chips stake sale will likely avert negative shareholder equity

The Japanese company warned that it will likely book charges of ¥712.5 billion from the failed business, which filed for bankruptcy in NY on Wednesday. But Nuclear Regulatory Commission files say that the Lake Charles plant was shipping faulty modules, forcing Westinghouse to reweld them at the reactor sites.

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FDA recalling certain EpiPens due to defective parts

As with the recent recall outside the USA, these EpiPens may have a defective part that could mean that the autoinjectors will not activate. While the number of reported failures is small, EpiPen products that potentially contain a defective part are being recalled because of the potential for life-threatening risk if a severe allergic reaction goes untreated.

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Amazon Cash lets you trade your paper bills for online credit

Now the service allows a user to add between $15 to $500 in a single Amazon Cash transaction, and according to the company, has a daily cap which varies from retailer to retailer. Up to this point, cash customers were resigned to purchasing Amazon gift cards in amounts like $25 and $50 to make purchases at the online retailer. It's safe to say that Amazon's most direct competitors (Best Buy, for example) aren't about to cooperate.

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Westinghouse Files For Chapter 11, Says Employees Will Be Okay

The runaway costs from the half-finished reactors threatened the viability of the Japanese parent company. Yoshihide Suga, the government's chief spokesman, told a regular news briefing he was aware that Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse plans a bankruptcy filing.

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As Regime Crumbles, Donald Trump Stabs Desperate Finger at Clinton Debate Questions

President Trump on Monday went after his former Democratic rival, Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump: Did Clinton 'ever apologize for receiving the answers to the debate?' Juan Williams: Trump's risk of impeachment rises Week ahead: House eyes more help for coal country MORE, questioning whether she ever said she was sorry for getting "answers" ahead of a primary debate.

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Federal budget lays out plans for future-proof workforce

After that date, any transit pass purchased won't be eligible to submit to the Canada Revenue Agency next spring. In an afternoon press conference, Finance Minister Bill Morneau expressed enthusiasm for the new addition. The Liberals have added a "Gender Statement Chapter", which often reads like budget-splaining a story already known with statistics anyone could find: Canadian women are highly educated, overrepresented in low-paying, part-time jobs, struggling with pricey daycare and ...

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Lavalin Is in Talks to Buy WS Atkins for $2.6 Billion

Buying Atkins would strengthen SNC's foothold in Europe, which accounted for only 5.3 percent of the Canadian company's sales past year. WS Atkins signalled it was warm to the deal, saying it "would offer value to Atkins shareholders at a level that the board would be prepared to recommend".

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Venezuela: Defence Council opposes Supreme Court

Maduro had earlier said the court would review its controversial rulings, which prompted opposition calls for mass protest marches on Saturday in the volatile country stricken by an economic and political crisis. The court's power grab brought condemnations and concern from the United States, Organization of American States (OAS), European Union, United Nations and major Latin American nations.

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Ford Motor Company (F) Stake Increased by Tudor Investment Corp Et Al

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Ford Motor Company by 16.5% in the third quarter. The number of shares now held by investors is 1.5 Billion. If you are accessing this report on another domain, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & worldwide trademark & copyright laws.

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Easter egg hunts coming to mid-Michigan

Participants should bring a flashlight, as well as something to store all their eggs. Following this year's event, pictures with the Easter Bunny will be posted at www.hobokengrace.com/bunny. Children ages 10 and under can attend a free Easter egg hunt in Franklin Square. It begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1p.m.at its New Bern campus located at 800 College Court.


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