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Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening

President Trump's recent executive order reversing some of his predecessor's environmental policies has drawn cheers from affected industries and jeers from environmentalists. EPA Director Scott Pruitt told Fox News that the president will "set a new course" that is both "pro-jobs" and "pro-environment". Trump, who has called global warming a "hoax" invented by the Chinese, said during his campaign that he would kill Obama's climate plans and bring back coal jobs.

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WikiLeaks' Assange a victor in Ecuador presidential runoff

Lasso tweeted photos showing what he said were original votes for him that were changed by electoral officials. We are talking about the 45-year-old Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who is facing extradition to Sweden to fight allegations of sexual assault, but who is also very much wanted by the USA on suspicion of espionage for his organization's disclosure of massive amounts of classified information.

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Republicans hit new snags in push to revive healthcare bill

Frustration over the bill's dismal performance in Congress spilled out during a meeting Ryan and other House leaders attended late Wednesday at the White House, according to several Republicans who'd been told about the session . Pence had arranged, on short notice, a meeting and phone call Tuesday with some of the leading conservative activists who have been skeptical of the health-care proposals floated so far.

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GST Bills in present form not acceptable

With GST rollout looking imminent from July 1 after the Lok Sabha's approval, the Centre and states will on Friday sit together to finalise rules and regulations of the new indirect tax regime. "Once the rules are finalised, the committee of officials will work on the fitment of commodities", the Business Line quoted an official as saying. After 7 hours of intense debate, Lok Sabha finally passed 4 crucial GST bills, which means that July 1st rollout of GST regime across India is now nearly ...

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Govt to roll out GST on July 1

Businesses in the Northeastern and hill states with annual turnover below Rs.10 lakh would be out of the GST net, while the threshold for the exemption in the rest of India would be an annual turnover of Rs.20 lakh. During the GST Council meeting it was decided that final nod to the four rules as also fixation of GST rates for major commodities and services will be done in the next meeting in Srinagar on May 18-19.

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Local Professor Calls Border Wall "Waste" Of Money To Homeland Security Committee

Kelly said the wall won't be from " sea to shining sea ", but in places where border agents say it would be most effective. "Everyone in Congress knows it's not going to happen", McCaskill said. "March marks the fifth straight month of decline and is estimated to be approximately 71% lower than the December 2016 total - 58,478", Kelly added.

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Oil hits one-month high near $55 on tighter supplies

Iraq holds the world's fourth largest oil reserves. At the FT conference, many senior oil trading executives argued that U.S. crude inventories, which have risen since the start of the year as domestic production rebounds towards 9m barrels a day, were masking tightening supplies elsewhere.

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Trump, Xi look to navigate minefield in first summit

His meetings with Trump come at a time of change and uncertainty for both countries - and of change in their bilateral relationship. "I don't care about the politics and the economics". "Although the contents of the Fed minutes should have been supportive for the dollar, it was dragged down by ensuing price action in other markets, which saw equities react negatively to the minutes and Treasury yields fall", said Shusuke Yamada, senior strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo.

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Here's What Will Happen When Trump and Xi Meet Face to Face

Trump began this week by telling the Financial Times that "if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will". "I hope the two look for ways on a cooperative basis to build jobs in the United States , not by closing the U.S. But it is unclear what Washington could do, or would be willing to do, to coerce China without risking a costly and unwanted conflict. The US needs collaboration from South Korea and Japan, and I can't see them agreeing to this.

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Keystone Pipeline Approval: 9 Things to Know Now

Two days after his inauguration in January, President Donald Trump invited Canada to resubmit the application. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will stand with the many tribes threatened by the Keystone XL pipeline. "We know there will be well over a million in local taxes because pipelines are assessed and pay taxes", said Wall. That reverses former President Barack Obama's 2015 decision to reject the controversial pipeline.

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Vetr Inc. Downgrades Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI) to Sell

Shares have been recorded at -0.52% separated from the 52-week high of 63.18 and +44.88% away from the 52-week low of 43.38. According to sentiments of 10 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company's stock is marked at $59.26.

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United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

The entire incident at the airport was reported by Shannon Watts , the founder of gun reform group, Moms Demand Action, on Twitter. "The passengers. Whilst also noting that another girl around the age of ten in grey leggings was also asked to change before boarding the flight from Denver to Minneapolis.

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AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Mainstream CPU Coming Up Next

This means that the AMD Ryzen 3 chips will have the upper hand of having 2 additional physical cores. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 packaging has the typical box with the same look as that of Ryzen 7. AMD CPU has physical six cores and 12 threads - compared to Intel's with four cores and eight threads - the Ryzen 5 pulls ahead of its rival. As indicated by the table below, Ryzen 3 1200 will operate with a base clock frequency of 3.1GHz, sport 2MB of L2 cache, and draw 65 watts of power.

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M.P. Evans Group PLC 9.7% Potential Upside Indicated by finnCap

This represents a yield of 1.72%. Shares fell 2.16% to 5,576.84p in morning trading. Apg Asset Management Us holds 4.12 million shares or 0.52% of its portfolio. The Company constructs and maintains its vessels in Abu Dhabi. Worldpay Group PLC (LON:WPG) has risen 4.11% since September 7, 2016 and is uptrending.

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US Senate set to vote on judge

The Senate Thursday triggered the so-called "nuclear option" that allowed Republicans to break a Democratic filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Republicans kept the vacant seat open all previous year by refusing to consider then-President Barack Obama's nominee, Judge Merrick Garland . McConnell is an institutionalist who has made clear he does not favor invoking the nuclear option and is doing so grudgingly; he has repeatedly said Gorsuch will be confirmed.

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Aetna will not sell 2018 Obamacare exchange plans in Iowa

Another insurance company is going to stop selling individual health insurance policies in the state. The company now has 14,000 Iowa members. However, the numbers are dwindling. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said he's anxious no carriers will want to offer individual policies in Iowa for next year. "We're deeply troubled by the angst and concern the Affordable Care Act is causing in Iowa.

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Hot Food Chain to watch: Yum China Holdings Inc(NYSE: YUMC)

Yum China, once the primary profit and sales driver for Yum Brands Inc, started trading as a standalone company on November 1. Yum China's net income rose 20.7 percent to $175 million, or 44 cents per share, in the quarter ended February 28, helped by increased restaurant margins due to the retail tax structure reform implemented on May 1 in China.

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Yum China Soars After Pizza Hut Turnaround Fuels Earnings

On the flip side, the stock is 3.29% away from the 52 week high. The company has a market cap of $22.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.79 and a beta of 0.76. A rating of 4 or 5 would indicate a Sell. Finally, Stellar Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Yum China Holdings during the fourth quarter worth approximately $215,000.

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Derailment still causing headaches for commuters

Crews are working around the clock to fix the damage from the derailment, officials say. These changes are expected to continue through "the close of the service day on Thursday", the agency said on its website. But commuters wouldn't have to put up with cramped conditions and delayed trains at Penn Station, if the so-called Gateway tunnel project would be built, according to John Porcari, interim director of the Gateway Development Corporation, which is overseeing the project.

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Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives in US for talks with Donald Trump

Chinese exports to the U.S. totalled some $388.1bn a year ago. Despite the limited time to prepare for such an important meeting, the pressure will be on, from the Chinese side and the USA media, to make the visit go flawlessly. Ahead of the summit, Mr Trump signed a pair of executive orders focused on reducing the United States trade deficit. There's also another big issue that the leaders may discuss: the South China Sea.

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Woman sues Uber, says she was stabbed by another passenger

When Camacho entered the auto, Ramer allegedly turned around and assaulted Camacho, the report says. The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday contends Camacho suffered several facial wounds - which doctors believe may leave permanent scars.

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Trump drops Steve Bannon from National Security Council

Trump administration officials said they wanted to shrink the size the council from its size under Rice, who was former President Obama's national security adviser, and pare down its role. The official said the change moves the NSC "back to its core function of what it's supposed to do". NORTH KOREA Trump's top security adviser agrees in a telephone call to proceed with the deployment of an advanced USA missile defence system, known as THAAD, as planned, South Korea's presidential office says.

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Oil rises, near one-month high; USA crude stocks seen down

Worldwide benchmark Brent futures slipped 15 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $53.38 a barrel by 0440 GMT. Prices for front-month Brent crude futures, the worldwide benchmark for oil, were at $54.28 per barrel at 0149 GMT, up 11 cents from their last close.

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SpaceX successfully reuses Falcon 9 first stage

Its launch, scheduled for Thursday will be the first time SpaceX launches one of its reused boosters. Legacy rocket companies such as United Launch Alliance have also considered reusability , but concluded that the complicated economics of adding extra fuel for the return and refurbishing made the idea infeasible for just a handful of flights per year.

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Just the Facts on The WhiteWave Foods Company (WWAV)

Shares of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has price volatility of 0.92% in last 5 days trading session, while shares of firm closed at $44.59 are moving down -0.04% in last session. Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.89. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP reduced its stake in shares of WhiteWave Foods Co (NYSE:WWAV) by 3.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Man Goes Bananas Over Rejected Credit Card

Then the customer suddenly a goes berserk on the cashier when he apparently is told his debit card is declined. In his anger, the suspect struck the cashier in the head, pushed a cash register and printer to the floor, threw bananas at the other cashier and pushed the other register off of the counter.

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What are Research Firms Saying About Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA)?

Each night, any unsold bread and baked goods were shared with neighbors in need. The 12-month price target is $231.53 with six analysts rating the company a strong buy, eight analysts rating the company a buy, thirteen analysts rating the company a hold, zero analysts rating the company a underperform, and lastly zero analysts rating the company a sell.

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Amazon to Add 30000 Part-Time US Jobs

Amazon.com's creation of 5,000 part-time, work-from-home jobs in customer service over the next year is part of a wider campaign to hire more than 30,000 part-timers. Most of the new full-time jobs will be in warehouses and answering phones. "Our work-from-home program, just like our customer-service program generally, continues to grow because the Amazon business continues to grow so fast", he said in an interview.

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Home of St. Petersburg Terrorist Searched

The issue is set to dominate a meeting in Moscow between Putin and security bosses from around the former Soviet region that was scheduled before the attack. A leading St. Petersburg news portal, Fontanka.ru, said materials used in the explosive device found Thursday matched those used by militants in Syria.

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You can get paid just for staying in bed for two months

This is being done to study the effects of prolonged bed rest. For scientists at the Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology (Medes) near Toulouse, the job has a serious point. Going to work is hard, and one of the hardest things about it is undoubtedly getting out of bed each morning. The 24 successful applicants, after two weeks of testing, will have to do everything from bed during those 60 days - with a rule being that one shoulder should always be in contact with the bed or its ...

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(NYSE:STZ) from Beverages - Wineries & Distillers - Todays Top Gains

Moreover, the top line exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,587 million. The Victor, N.Y. -based company posted full-year fiscal 2017 profit of $1.54 billion, or $7.52 EPS on revenues of $7.33 billion. HSBC upgraded Constellation Brands, Inc . Constellation Brands ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $177.4 million. Looking to fiscal 2017, Constellation expects net sales for wine and spirits to decrease in the range of 4-6%, and for operating income to be "flat".

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Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Given Hold Rating at Loop Capital

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on SPLS. Staples , Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) shares were trading -11.72% below from the 52-week high mark of $10.77 and 34.83% above from the 52-week bottom of $7.05. The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $0.48 and an annual Dividend Yield of 4.92 Percent. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 22nd. Staples's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -66.67%.

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches and gets recovered for the second time

Thursday's Falcon 9 launch was used the put a communications satellite in order, for Luxembourg-based satellite-operator SES SA. SpaceX has successfully launched a satellite with its first recycled rocket. Upgrades are planned to shorten that turnaround time to be measured in days and so that each rocket can be reused up to a dozen times. Company Chief Executive Elon Musk said in April, when this booster landed , that the Falcon 9 first-stage booster could potentially be reused for 10 ...

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New Bern Payless ShoeSource store closing

In addition to the location in New Bern, Payless will also close a store in Fayetteville and Mount Airy. SNJ Today is a Southern New Jersey news and information source that is dedicated to providing current stories related specifically to South Jersey .

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Wall St rally fizzles after Fed minutes

In fact, the uncertainty over Trump passing his reforms is so high that many members haven't even factored a Trump stimulus into their forecasts for the economy. It added that any decisions should be conveyed to markets before being implemented. Prior to the minutes Wall Street banks expected no changes to the balance sheet policy until mid-2018, the latest poll by the New York Fed showed.


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