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Krispy Kreme owners buy Panera Bread for $7.5B

Panera shares had risen about 4.6 percent from March 31 through Tuesday's close of $274.00. Investors were encouraged Wednesday by a report that private employers stepped up hiring in the US last month. Ronald Shaich, Panera's founder and CEO, and entities affiliated holding about 15.5 per cent of the company's shares, have agreed to vote in favor of the transaction.

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Oil prices hit high after USA missile strike in Syria

Moreover, cautious trading was reported in Asian, European, and USA stock markets as result of the United States airstrikes. S&P 500 futures were flat. "As we've seen in the past, oil prices hate turmoil", GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a news release. The strength in crude oil lifted shares on major oil and gas producers in European with BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Total all up about 0.5 percent.

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Considerable uncertainty over Trump fiscal stimulus plans: Fed

Members of the committee said this reduction should be made by stopping reinvestment of bonds that mature, rather than outright selling, and "judged that a change to the committee's reinvestment policy would likely to be appropriate later this year".

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Trump explained US position on THAAD to Xi: South Korea

The two leaders also agreed on the "urgency of the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons program" and agreed to work together to resolve the issue "peacefully", Tillerson said . Trump and Xi were in agreement. China is the sole political ally to North Korea, its northeastern neighbor. But China also has grown tired of the militaristic aspirations of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has yet to visit Beijing during his six-year rule.

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Oil Prices Rise over Libyan Output Disruption

Algeria is determined to be "exemplary" in the implementation of the agreement and Bouterfa renewed his government's commitment to reduce daily output by 50,000 barrels. "Any decisions taken unanimously by members of OPEC ..." The deal will be maintained if oil stockpiles are still above their five-year average, he said, shifting from his previous position that six months of cuts would be enough.

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John Cena's most dramatic moment in the wrestling ring

Cena would tell a story from moments prior to Nikki Bella's career threatening neck surgery previous year in which he would ask her one question. Cena was previously married to Elizabeth Huberdeau , and divorced her in 2012. Their feud borrowed real life elements from Cena and Bella's time on reality TV shows " Total Divas " and " Total Bellas ".

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United States unemployment rate dropped to 4.5% in March

People waited in line for more than an hour just to drop off their resume for work on Site C at the job fair in Fort St. John in March of 2016. The U.S. Most Americans focus more on the unemployment rate, which comes from the household survey. Consumers actually slowed their spending in January and February, when adjusted for inflation.

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Greece agrees deal on economic reforms ahead of July repayment

Heading into the meeting, German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble took the chance to swipe at the fund. "The Greek people have suffered a lot and need to see the light at the end of this long tunnel of austerity", he said. In a proposed compromise discussed on Tuesday, Greece would reduce its pension outlays by 1% of gross domestic product in 2019 and lower its tax-free threshold in 2020 by a similar amount, according to three European Union officials with knowledge of the talks.

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Pace of US hiring tumbles, yet jobless rate hits 10-year low

It asks mostly large companies, nonprofits and government agencies how many people they employed during the month. Amazon, which is gradually eating away at the entire retail industry, announced Thursday that it plans to add 30,000 new jobs over the next year, including 5,000 work-from-home customer service positions and 25,000 warehouse staffers.

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Smiths Group plc 8.3% Potential Upside Indicated by JP Morgan Cazenove

They now have a sell rating on the stock. See Westell Technologies Inc. The company has market cap of 282.94 million GBP. The Company is an independent oil and gas, exploration and production company. Informa Plc ( LON:INF ) traded up 1.57% during trading on Thursday, reaching GBX 645.50. Among 7 analysts covering GB Group PLC ( LON:GBG ), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold.

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Delta trolls United on leggings

Ticketed passengers are not subject to the same dress code and can wear leggings, Guerin told AP. Watts tweeted that the girls were forced to change clothes before they boarded a flight to Minneapolis. "I think that if you're flying on a friends and family pass and you know they have certain rules that you should abide by those rules", said traveler Sharon Adams.

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North and South Korea women face off in football match

Last month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged in Tokyo, "I think it's important to recognize that the diplomatic and other efforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to a point of denuclearization have failed". can not simply shirk its role as a stabilizing power on the world stage. From previous year, North Korea took the rare step of publicising images of its missile equipment tests, convincing analysts that Pyongyang's banned programme was further along toward ...

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Thousands turn out for "Equal Pay Day"

Women in South Dakota make on average 78% of what their male counter parts do, but according to the United States Census Bureau, not all industries are equal. This Equal Pay Day , Sandberg has proposed that companies be transparent about their pay scales and other performance metrics for men and women. The NCPE originated Equal Pay Day in 1996 as a public awareness campaign.

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Weather dampens US job growth; unemployment rate dives to 4.5 percent

Job gains in January and February had averaged a robust 218,000, fueled partly by strong hiring in construction, which occurred because of unseasonably warm winter weather. Though up slightly from 4.6 percent in February, the rate remains on par with last year's record-low average unemployment rate for the youngest generation of veterans.

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Future Of Internet Privacy In Trump's Hands

The same rule, also permitted providers the power to protect customers from being vulnerable to hackers. The resolution got no support from democrats. Proponents say current regulations stifle innovation, forcing providers to abide by strict guidelines. WASHINGTON -US lawmakers have voted to roll back rules that could prevent internet service provider (ISP) companies from selling users' data to third parties without their consent.

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California Legislature debates hike in taxes, fees for roads

The votes took place shortly after Gov. Jerry Brown made an unusual plea to the Legislature Monday, testifying at a hearing in favor of a transportation-upgrade deal announced with fanfare last week. Gov. Jerry Brown has been pushing for passage of the bill, saying that it will raise $52 billion for transportation projects, including repairs to road, freeways and bridges.

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Oil nations look at extending supply cut

Non-OPEC member Azerbaijan also said it was ready to join an extension of the deal. The JMMC called on all countries, participating in the oil output cut agreement, to press toward a 100-percent conformity. But prices were still weighed on by a resurgence in US oil production and the expectation that inventories there would build up once again, illustrating the persistent global supply overhang that has depressed prices for three years.

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Was Donald Trump's missile strike in Syria illegal?

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the USA had come "within an inch" of clashing with Russian forces. As US allies in the Middle East, Europe and across the world lined up to commend the US action, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the issue was a "matter of grave concern", noting that the US government had given warnings to those in the vicinity of the targeted area before the attack, and adding that he believed the use of chemical weapons was a war crime.

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Syria Is Already Flying Missions Out of the Air Base Trump Attacked

Global leaders from the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, New Zealand and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, among other countries have supported the United States air strikes. But the vote was canceled because of differences among the 15 members. Staffan de Mistura said Russian Federation requested the meeting, which was "agreed upon" by the United States.

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Dogs attack 6755 postal workers last year

The USPS also allows mail carriers to report dogs, which can be tracked for future deliveries. The post office knows most dogs aren't vicious animals, but they also know even good dogs can have bad days. The USPS, which saw a 14% increase in attacks in 2015, has continued to enhance employee safety when it comes to dog attacks. A total of 6,755 postal employees across the nation were attacked by dogs in calendar year 2016 - more than 200 higher than the year before.

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Trump explained United States position on THAAD to Xi - S.Korea

The DPP administration has been "allying itself with the U.S. and fawning over Japan in order to fight China" and is planning to trade the nation's food safety in exchange for the two nations' backing, "but it will very likely still end up being a bargaining chip among major powers", Hau said.

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Trump's economic moves likely won't be felt until 2018, Fed report says

William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY, has long believed that Fed policymakers should pay more attention to stock market swings. Markets have risen in recent months in part on speculation fiscal stimulus would boost U.S. growth and inflation. "Trump's agenda is falling to pieces", said Pictet's Paolini.

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AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)

Several brokerages have commented on AKS . Zacks Investment Research upgraded AK Steel Holding from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $9.25 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 15th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.16. AK Steel Holding had a negative net margin of 0.13% and a negative return on equity of 47.34%.

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Govt tops tax target in FY17 on service, customs

The revenue department has exceeded its revised tax collections for both direct and indirect tax target for 2016-17 by about 18 per cent at Rs 17.1 lakh crore against the Budget Estimate of 16.97 lakh crore. "The amount of refunds issued at Rs.1.42 Lakh Crore is 41.5% higher than the corresponding period past year". The spike in direct tax collection could also be because of declarations by tax evaders under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY), 2016.

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Australia floodwaters still rising, police search for missing

Cyclone Debbie, a category four storm, pummelled northeastern Australia on Tuesday, bringing down power line, ripping off trees and smashing tourist resorts. Other towns subject to evacuation orders include Tweed Heads, Kingscliff and Murwillumbah. Authorities fear more people may have died overnight as floodwaters continued to rise.

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Equal Pay Day: Wage Gap Still Exists In 2017

For example, to rival a man's median income earned from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, a woman would have to work from January 1, 2016 through April 4, 2017 . " #EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work". According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research , the gender wage gap in OH will not close for another 50 years.

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Keeping poll promises, UP waives Rs 36, 359 farm loans

The government also chose to write off loans amounting to Rs 5,630 crore of around seven lakh farmers who had defaulted and bore the non-performing asset tag. The decision was made at the first Cabinet meeting lead by Chief Minister Adityanath in Lucknow. In Maharashtra, the government is already under pressure to announce a complete farm loan waiver.

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Hurdles remain for Keystone XL oil pipeline

Department of State to build the project. The pipeline when complete, will run from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. US Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Donohue said Friday the pipeline was an example of the "major infrastructure improvements necessary for a modern economy" and hailed the issuing of the permit.

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Ireland: Bishop Noel Treanor on 60th anniversary of Treaty of Rome

While no official crowd estimates have been released, CNN saw a large number of demonstrators at two pro-EU protests Saturday morning, where there were calls for a more federalist Europe without borders and a more welcoming attitude toward migrants.

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Rickie Fowler joins the logjam atop Masters leaderboard

Sergio Garcia may have made peace with Augusta National but there is no surrender in the fiery Spaniard who fought his way to a share of the second-round clubhouse lead at The Masters and contention for an elusive first major. He was 8 under for the tournament through five holes Friday, then bogeyed five of six holes before bouncing back with a birdie on the tricky par-3 No.

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PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Hold"

The Company operates as a specialty finance company that will invest primarily in residential mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets. The company's investment programs focuses on loans and securities backed by commercial real estate assets.

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Indian butchers shut shops in protest at Hindu crackdown

Some meat shop owners said that the government was slow in issuing new licenses even though they had declared crackdown against illegal shops. "I have given instructions to the administration that strict action should be taken in such situations", he added.

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Russian Federation warns of serious consequences from USA strike in Syria

US officials blame Moscow for propping up Assad. Russian Federation has said the toxic agents were released when a Syrian airstrike hit a rebel chemical weapons arsenal, and that blame should not be apportioned until a full investigation has been completed.

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Cuomo: Deal reached on $153.1 billion state budget

Settling a longstanding dispute between the city and its police union, newer cops will now receive the same higher disability benefits as older ones. In a release from Cuomo's office announcing the budget agreement, Senate Majority Leader John J.

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Syria missile attack sends gas prices up

Although Syria is limited in its oil production, its location as well as alliances with large producers of oil across the region mean that any slight escalation of their civil conflict has a potential to increase the fears over the supply of crude for the world market.


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