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Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women

And some Bay Area activists are trying to do their part to raise awareness. When Equal Pay Day rolls around every April 4, tons of essays about the importance of closing the gender wage gap and, more recently, the racial aspects of the gender pay gap flourish.

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President Trump says US is ready to act alone on North Korea

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON: Xi is a very confident fellow and probably thinks he's going to come in and get one over on President Trump. The Trump adminstration has expressed its concerns over North Korea's nuclear weapon's program. "Yes, we will talk about North Korea", Mr. Trump told the newspaper for a story that appeared Sunday on its website. But Mr Trump is expected to pressure China's president to do much more at their meeting this week - and he has implied that the issue of trade could ...

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Snapchat's new feature rivals YouTube's offering

The search feature should also allow Snap to take on Facebook , which is increasingly moving into Snap's turf with features such as Stories and digital stickers. BTIG first met Snapchat co-founder, Evan Spiegel , in the summer of 2013, when the company was still in its infancy with under 20 employees working out of a beach shack in Venice Beach , California.

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Bumper performance: Record UK car sales ahead of tax change

The record performance came be attributed to buyers seizing the chance to buy cars before the new vehicle excise duty (VED) rates came into force. Ford (F) left rivals in the dust Wednesday when it topped the league table for United Kingdom auto sales in March, even as the industry itself set a new record for volumes last month.

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U.S. Issues 'Last Warning' To North Korea

Security Council resolutions targeting North Korea's nuclear and missile program. With its latest missile test, North Korea appears to be seeking to overshadow a summit between the leaders of the USA and China, putting their relationship to a first, crucial test.

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Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK): How technical signals have emerged?

The company's expected revenue in the current quarter to be 1.79 Billion, seeing a projected current quarter growth of -23.4%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 10%. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 153,546 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,235,249.66. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link .

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Cowboys quarterback Romo retires

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has made a decision to hang up his cleats. "It had everything to do with CBS", said Romo, who will replace former Giants quarterback Phil Simms as the broadcast partner of lead play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz.

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Zuma says fiscal policy won't change

His successor, home affairs head Malusi Gigaba , has little notable finance experience. Emboldened opposition groups are planning demonstrations against Zuma, hoping to capitalize on national discontent with the party that has led South Africa since the end of white minority rule in 1994.

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Border wall contractors brace for hostile environment

Another asked if employees can carry firearms in states with strict gun control laws and if the government would indemnify them for using deadly force. In over 400 cases, the federal government fought landowners to gain the land necessary to build 654 miles of porous fencing that cost US$78 million and entailed years of litigation, some of which continues today.

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North Korea fires missile into sea off east coast: South Korea

Both during his campaign and after his victory, Trump complained repeatedly over China's allegedly unfair trade practices, its perceived lack of assistance in reining in North Korea and its drive to cement control over the South China Sea. Here's the Sinpo region in relation to the South Korean coast. The firing was also made as North Korea expressed anger over annual military drills between the United States and South Korea that North Korea sees as an invasion rehearsal.

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What Is Unmasking, and Did Susan Rice Do Anything Wrong?

Rice told Mitchell that the claim coming from Trump and his supporters that Obama officials like her unmasked names for political supporters was "absolutely false". "Let me give you just a hypothetical example", she offered. According to a source in Lake's piece, the reports contained "valuable information" about the Trump transition team such as: "whom the Trump team was meeting, the views of Trump associates on foreign policy matters and plans for the incoming administration".

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Tesla Inc (TSLA) Delivers 25000 Vehicles in Q1, Tops Estimates

Additionally, with Tesla eliminating the cheapest Model S configuration this quarter, the effective price raise will limit the potential market size for the vehicle. But with deliveries seeming to level off, growth may not be coming as easy for Tesla - at least not until the company introduces a lower-priced electric vehicle.

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United States internet providers pledge not to sell customer browsing histories

The FTC's rules applied the same privacy standards for all online companies, allowed customers to opt in to share sensitive data and opt out to stop sharing nonsensitive data. On Tuesday, the House passed the Senate resolution, which President Donald Trump is expected to sign. AT&T senior executive vice president of external and legislative affairs Bob Quinn explained that their company's policy has been the same even with the passing of the new FCC rules last October, as posted on ...

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After A Wild Week, The House Trump-Russia Probe Endures - Barely

On Fox News' "Hannity" Thursday evening, Nunes said he "felt like I had a duty and obligation" to brief Trump on the intelligence, because "he's been taking a lot of heat in the news media". "So if the commander-in-chief cannot be briefed by the chairperson of the House Intel Committee on a matter that has nothing to do with the FBI investigation then I don't know what they can talk about".

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Cyclone Debbie leaves tens of thousands stranded

Floodwaters could swamp more than 3000 homes and 1500 businesses in Rockhampton by Wednesday. "It will be a gradual rise, so I encourage people to move now". Dozens gathered to watch but by the time two people on jet skis arrived to help the calf only to discover it was dead. There were also fears for three other people missing in flood-hit areas in Queensland, with police searching for them Sunday.

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North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Into its Eastern Waters

Investors are awaiting US data and meetings later in the week between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. Another official said, "North Koreans are apparently trying to remind the world that its resolve for nuclear and missile development remains unfaltering and it will not change whatever the two leaders talk about".

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IPhone 8 Unlikely to Cost Over $1000

Among the other handset expected to launch this year are the upgrades of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which would be tagged with the moniker iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. The upcoming iPhone 8 is expected to feature to come with an edge-to-edge OLED display with narrow bezels, just like the Galaxy S8. Such a drastic shake-up in the iPhone 8's design will also mean Apple ditching their iconic Home Button, which has been a mainstay of the iPhone since its original release in 2007.

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Maricopa County Sheriff announces shutdown of Tent City, Joe Arpaio's infamous jail

Erected in a remote area in Arizona, Tent City became a symbol of Arpaio's 24-year tenure as sheriff and magnet for controversy. " Jail isn't supposed to be fun, but we can use it more effectively to help those who make mistakes break the cycle of criminal behavior , " he said.

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Seattle files federal lawsuit against Trump administration's attempt to defund 'sanctuary cities'

Earlier this year, President Trump signed an executive order that orders Homeland Security to "authorize" state and local law enforcement to arrest and detain undocumented immigrants . "If they want a fight, we'll see them in court", New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted on Monday. Seattle's Welcoming Cities policies, Murray said, are a way to help the local community "by assisting residents on the path to citizenship and warmly integrating immigrant schoolchildren into our ...

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London's Ultra Low Emission Zone to launch in April 2019

He has already announced a £10 toxicity charge starting in October. Under wider plans announced today , the ULEZ would then be extended in 2020 to cover buses, coaches, and lorries, imposing a £100 a day charge for vehicles that drive into the zone that do not meet emissions standards.

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President's party seen winning Armenian parliamentary vote

The party announced it "will not contest the election results and will not participate in any post-election public events or rallies". Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan told journalists he "voted for progress and security", urging ballots be cast in "a spirit of solidarity and tolerance".

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Schiff says Trump wants focus on tweets, not Russia probe

It's illegal to publicly disclose such classified information. Trump's original tweets accusing Obama of wiretapping seemed designed to create a diversion from the main investigation into what happened during the election, and they certainly have done that.

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Meeting on North Korea nuclear program

Still, he said the United States could "totally" handle the situation in North Korea without China's help. "The president has been pretty clear in messaging how important it is for China to coordinate with the United States and for China to begin exerting its considerable economic leverage to bring about a peaceful resolution to that problem", the official said.

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Admin. completes review of North Korea policy

Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to visit President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this week. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won't. President Donald Trump's sonin- law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is visiting Iraq with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an official said Sunday night.

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Opposition Alleges Fraud in Ecuador Presidential Vote

On election night, thousands of outraged Lasso supporters shouting "fraud" crashed through metal barricades to nearly reach the entrance of the electoral council's headquarters in Quito . "It's the moment for peace and unity", Moreno, 64, said. The jibe was a reference to an interview with The Guardian in which Lasso said one of his first acts as president would be to "cordially ask Señor Assange to leave within 30 days of assuming a mandate".

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Tesla Reports Record Delivery Numbers

Germany was a great contributor with a 157% increase in deliveries year-over-year during the first quarter. Although the production of 25,418 (also a record) cars was much higher than the 15,150 cars produced a year ago, the increase was much smaller when compared to the fourth quarter when the company built 24,882 cars, notes The New York Times .

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South Africa's top trade union tells Zuma to go

Meanwhile, Zuma said on Tuesday the country's fiscal policy would remain unchanged after his cabinet reshuffle and that his ministers would reach out to worldwide investors to assure them of this after S&P downgraded the country's credit level to " junk ".

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Sse Plc (SSE) Downgraded by HSBC Holdings plc to Hold

About 40,345 shares traded. It has underperformed by 8.79% the S&P500. On Thursday analysts at Peel Hunt indicated On The Beach Group Plc's (LON:OTB) shares as "Buy" in a research note issued to investors. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2016 Q4. Kelly Lawrence W & Ca, a California-based fund reported 150 shares. Quantbot Techs Ltd Partnership owns 3,977 shares.

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Wisconsin superintendent race, school referendums on ballot

Evers was targeted by some Republicans as he's the only Democratic-leaning statewide official in a significant office. "While tonight did not go as we had hoped, I am grateful to my family friends and supporters around Wisconsin who gave me the platform from which to engage in a dialogue about education in our state and raise serious regarding the condition of education in Wisconsin", the statement reads.

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McAfee on its own as independent security vendor

Mr Dye said McAfee would continue as a privately owned company but added there could be "opportunities in the future to go public or do a different strategic transaction". Intel acquired McAfee nearly six years ago, making it a wholly owned subsidiary before integrating it fully within the chipmaker's operations. Young said McAfee will work to combine technology with people and organizations to help counter cyber adversaries.

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China, Cherry Coke, and the Oracle of Omaha

The Atlanta company says it made a decision to feature a drawing of the billionaire investor on cans for the launch of Cherry Coke in the country. The investor will not be paid for the promotion Buffet once said that he was "one-quarter Coca-Cola", admitting that he drinks five cans of Coke a day.

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City sues Trump administration over sanctuary city executive order

It also asks the judge to declare that Trump's order is an unconstitutional violation of the 10th Amendment by attempting to force the city to enforce federal immigration law. He added that city leaders across the country are already committed to complying with federal laws and ensuring that criminals are prosecuted regardless of their immigration status.

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Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus returns to training

Chelsea will be looking to bounce back when they host Manchester City on Wednesday, while Hull and Middlesbrough battle it out in a relegation six-pointer. Chelsea failed to avoid defeat against Palace despite boasting a close to full-strength team and having nearly 80 minutes in which to turn the game around.

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Stock Spirits Group PLC (STCK) Upgraded at Numis Securities Ltd

Out of 9 Wall Street analysts rating PG&E Corporation, 7 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". Therefore 63% are positive. Proctor & Gamble has $106 highest and $61.0 lowest target. It has underperformed by 2.42% the S&P500. The lowest target is $54 while the high is $67. Proctor & Gamble had 45 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE) Shares Cross Above 200 DMA

Farr Miller & Washington LLC DC now owns 64,888 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $2,121,000 after buying an additional 1,181 shares during the last quarter. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's portfolio included MOBs, such as single-tenant and multi-tenant, and other healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and senior care.


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