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Four killed in Swedish truck attack

It swerved from side to side. "We are not quite sure if the person we have arrested is the driver", he said. "It hit people, it was bad". "It hit a pram with a kid in it, demolished it". People in the area have been seen fleeing the scene. "It's about the intelligence to find out who or what is behind", said Melin. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says the German government's "thoughts are with the people in Stockholm, the injured, the relatives, first responders and police".

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Czech koruna flies higher after central bank removes cap

The bank said Governor Jiri Rusnok will hold a news conference to discuss the decision at 2.15 pm (1215 GMT) in Prague. Returning to a managed-float regime, the bank said it will intervene at any time it deems necessary. The end of intervention also caused a rise in yields on the Czech bonds market. The much awaited CNB MPC came largely as expected, with the FX floor being kept in place and communication turning more hawkish.

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Men and Women Required to Run Separately in Tehran's First International Marathon

Originally, the marathon route for all runners was created to stretch from Azadi Stadium to Ferdowsi Square in central Tehran and back. Three weeks prior to the event, female participants were informed in an email that they would not be allowed to participate.

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Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business

The Indiana-based company operates one store in both Lexington and Louisville where it also has a distribution center. Hhgregg CEO Bob Riesbeck told the Indy Star in a statement the company has "continued to fight for the future". The retailer, which is headquartered on 96th Street on the North Side of Indianapolis , filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March, when it announced it would close 88 stores nationwide, though none in the Region.

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British PM, stock exchange chief woo Saudi sovereign fund

Saudi Arabia plans to list less than 5 percent of the world's largest oil-producing company on the Saudi exchange and another worldwide exchange, possibly by next year. What matters is that we have the relationship and the engagement that allows us to do that. More than 7,700 civilians have been killed and a further 42,500 wounded since the start of the campaign, according to the United Nations.

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Canada gains another 19400 jobs of mostly full-time and self-employed work

Analysts had expected somewhat of a retreat in job growth after unseasonably mild winter temperatures pulled forward hiring to early in the year, especially in industries such as construction. Compared with a year earlier, the categories of full-time and part-time work have each increased 1.5 per cent. Unemployment on a national level edged up 0.1 percentage points to 6.7 per cent as more Canadians entered the workforce.

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Only 98000 New Jobs Were Created In March, Labor Department Says

Economists attribute some of the improvement in the participation rate to President Donald Trump's electoral victory last November, which might have caused some unemployed Americans to believe their job prospects would improve. A bright spot is that workers are starting to get substantial raises as businesses want to keep their best workers happy. In March, average hourly earnings in March rose 2.7 percent, or 68 cents, from a year earlier, The Labor Dept.

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US adds just 98K jobs; unemployment falls to a low 4.5 pct

Saskatchewan's economy shed 2,400 jobs last month, virtually all of which were part-time positions, partially offsetting the addition of nearly 5,000 jobs to the province between January and February. Meanwhile, online retailers, the big competitors to physical stores, gained 2,200 jobs. In Caroline County, that rate was 4.6 percent in February, down from 4.7 percent in February 2016.

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Decline in US trade deficit

The trade gap in goods and services fell 9.6% in February from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted $43.56 billion, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Exports of petroleum products were up 8.6 percent. The narrower than expected trade deficit came as the value of imports tumbled by 1.8 percent to $236.4 billion in February from $240.7 billion in January.

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Congress just ended internet privacy protections, but how will that affect you?

The Senate passed the legislation on Thursday in a party-line vote, 50-48. The rules had not yet gone into effect. I mean it only takes the signature of President Trump, and that won't take long in my opinion. Democrats and privacy advocates have argued this approach effectively hands over the customer's personal information to the highest bidder. Lawmakers and Republican regulators at the FCC have said they plan to target the 2015 classification of broadband as a utilitylike service ...

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US jobs report: A tale of 2 surveys, at a glance

We are whittling away at the number of people working part-time for economic reasons, she said. The participation rate has dropped considerably since the last recession and now sits at 63 percent. (The data are not seasonally adjusted.) Discouraged workers are persons not now looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them.

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Allstate pulls ads from Fox show as scandal erupts

Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline then announced it has "temporarily put a hold on spots running on The O'Reilly Factor " while the company assesses this situation. The New York Times reported over the weekend that Fox and O'Reilly paid $13 million to five women who accused him of sexual harassment. At least five advertisers, skittish about the harassment reports , have said they don't want their products sold on his show, at least for the time being.

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Ryan says tax reform could take longer than healthcare overhaul

Opposition from the hard-line group, which has around three dozen conservative Republicans, contributed to circumstances that forced House Speaker Paul Ryan to withdraw the bill from a March 24 vote that would have produced a certain defeat.

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Tesla Is Now More Valuable Than Ford

Tesla set a record for deliveries and production in the first quarter, beating analysts' estimates as the chief executive Elon Musk prepares to begin building the Model 3 in July. Meanwhile, Tesla found support last week when Tencent acquired 5% stake in Tesla worth $1.8 billion, according to the recent USA regulatory filing.

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United Airlines Leggings News Sparks Storm On Social Media

United Airlines is experiencing some turbulence after the airline stopped three girls from boarding a flight Sunday. Comedian Sarah Silverman suggested to United that it rethink its policy - after she tweeted that she was changing all of her United bookings for an upcoming tour to other airlines.

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At UN, Haley says USA is 'prepared to do more' in Syria

Assad did this because he thought he could get away with it. Russia's hopes of a rapid improvement in relations have already dimmed as ties to Moscow have become politically toxic for Trump, after allegations the Kremlin conducted a hacking and influence campaign to help get him elected.

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Storm Team Action Day -- Updated Threat for the Evening

Update 9 p.m.: The National Weather Service has extended the tornado watch for Lee County until 1 a.m. On the backside of this low, temps will be falling during the day on Thursday , and will introduce cold enough air to see snow showers mixing with rain showers to start Thursday evening.

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Fed official: Bond holdings to be reduced gradually

Officials have telegraphed their latest rate hikes so well that financial conditions eased after their increases in December and March. The Fed has been keeping the level of its balance sheet steady at $4.5 trillion, compared with less than $1 trillion before the financial crisis.

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Dan Norton breaks all-time try scoring record in Hong Kong

Selvyn Davids will make his debut here, Stedman Gans and Zain Davids are fairly new to the series and Dylan Sage did not travel to Hong Kong a year ago in his first full season on circuit. It's also great for Teddy, Lewis and Joe to get their first hit-out of global rugby for the year at the Hong Kong 10s on Wednesday and Thursday. Powell was also very proud of stalwart Cecil Afrika, who will be running out in his 50 tournament.

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Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form

Bannon's failure to stop the strike may reflect his waning influence within the administration at the same time Kushner's star is rising. Trump removed Bannon from the National Security Council this week in what was seen as a victory for new national security adviser H.R.

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Analyst's Proposition on Bank of America Corporation (BAC), AT&T Inc

Regent Inv Mgmt Ltd Com reported 0.54% in Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC). Girard Securities Inc. now owns 26,786 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $592,000 after buying an additional 4,036 shares during the last quarter.

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Trumplomacy: Five key things we learned from U.S. air strike

Mere hours before the Tomahawks blasted away from destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean, Hillary Clinton, in an interview with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, called for Trump to "take out" Assad's airfields. The decision represented a huge shift from the administration's earlier approach toward the Syrian government, but it is also remarkable because it shows the lack of any coherent foreign policy.

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U.S. Bancorp (USB): What's the Story?

Its last month's stock price volatility remained 1.26% which for the week stands at 1.49%. Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION ) pays an annual dividend of $0.32 with a yield of 0.77%. A number of equities analysts have weighed in on ONB shares. Zacks Investment Research raised U.S. Bancorp from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $58.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, December 20th.

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Postal Service Reports Increase In Dog Attacks On Letter Carriers

This annual report was released in time for National Dog Bite Prevention Week , which begins this Sunday. "A dog that runs loose not only affects the delivery of the dog owner's mail, but often the delivery of their neighbors' mail as well".

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Iran foreign minister says US strike in Syria based on 'bogus' allegations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday condemned the U.S. missile strike on Syrian airbase. Some 60 US Tomahawk missiles were fires from US warships deployed to the Mediterranean at the Shayrat airfield southeast of Homs earlier in the day, in an assault slammed by Syria as an "act of aggression".

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Pacific Crest Reaffirms "Sector Perform" Rating for Western Digital Corp (WDC)

News coverage about Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) has trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. Vetr cut shares of Western Digital Corp from a hold rating to a sell rating and set a $80.38 price objective for the company.in a research note on Tuesday.

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Donald Trump and Xi Jinping 'made tremendous progress' at summit

Since establishing diplomatic relations in 1979, the two countries have witnessed twists and turns in their relationship, but have nonetheless become highly interdependent with their interests getting increasingly intertwined, Chinas state-run news agency Xinhua said .

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Iran condemns U.S. air strike in Syria as UK, Australia give support

Our relationship has expanded dramatically since we established a Strategic Partnership in 2009, followed by two-way Prime Ministerial visits in 2014. "India is undergoing a dramatic economic transformation and our close partnership creates opportunities for both nations", 62-year-old Turnbull said in a speech at the Sydney Institute.

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United Airlines faces criticism over barring girls with leggings

The girls were reportedly traveling under the airline's special employee travel pass. "To our customers...your leggings are welcome!" it said an another tweet . In response , United tweeted: "In our Contract of Carriage , Rule 21, we do have the right to refuse transport for passengers who are "barefoot or not properly clothed", and noted that the girls were pass riders and not regular airline customers".

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Xi arrives in Florida for 1st meeting with Trump

As China experts in the United States government noted earlier, the last thing that Xi would want during such a meeting is a surprise. Ahead of the dinner, Mr Trump said he and Mr Xi already had had a long discussion and had "developed a friendship", then joked: "I have gotten nothing, absolutely nothing".

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Hackers use FAFSA application to steal tax info

In September, he said, his agency discovered that fraudsters could use someone's personal data to fill out a financial aid application, and the "Data Retrieval Tool" would populate the application with tax information. "That was clearly not consistent with people going on to actually apply for student loans". Koskinen of course is the IRS official who covered up the deletion of emails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner.

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Markets Right Now: Syria, weak jobs leave stock market mixed

European shares retreated in early trading. OVERSHADOWING JOBS DATA: The overnight developments have overshadowed the monthly USA nonfarm payrolls data, which often set the market tone a week or two after their release. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.31 percent from 2.34 percent. Silver made a similar leap. Strength among defense contractors such as Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics helped the industrials sector (+0.1%) finish today's session in the green, ...

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Germany: 20 probed on suspicion of spying for Turkey

They are accused of backing US -based cleric Fethullah Gulen's "Hizmet" movement, which Erdogan claims was behind a military coup in June. A spokesperson for the Dutch foreign ministry said it was hard to confirm how many citizens were affected as it only knew of those who had sought help.

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Hillary Clinton calls for US to bomb Syrian air fields

As you might guess I've thought about it more than once.It is fair to say. that certainly misogyny played a role. Regardless of Clinton's persisting inability to reflect on her own campaign's failures, the ongoing circus that is the current congressional efforts to investigate foreign interference in the election is looking more embarrassing by the day.

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Clement says Tottenham's title credentials will be tested at Liberty Stadium

To Clement's disappointment, once Dele Alli had equalised two minutes from time the floodgates opened, allowing Heung-Min Son and Christian Eriksen to snatch victory for Spurs . The Blues are 1/20 to lift the Premier League crown, with fourth-placed City out slightly to 1/6 to hold onto their automatic Champions League qualification spot.


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