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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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US jobless aid applications fell to 234000 last week

However, Statistics Canada's job survey Friday also showed the bulk of those new positions were created in the more precarious category of self-employment, which can include people working for a family business without pay. The March jobless rate for Colorado Springs and the nation's other metro areas will be released May 3. The economy appears to have slowed in the first three months of the year, though most economists expect a rebound in the current April-June quarter.

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More than 20 advertisers drop O'Reilly over sex harassment claims

Numerous advertisers are merely switching their ad dollars from O'Reilly's show to other FNC programs. "Given the importance of women in every aspect of our business, we don't feel this is a good environment in which to advertise our products right now".

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United States regulators accuse Google of underpaying female workers

But the multi-billion dollar company deny the accusations and say they do not have a gender pay gap. When the lawsuit was filed, the Department of Labor described the information request as routine, but Google has said the federal agency cast a net that is too wide, saying in a statement from earlier in 2017 that the company provided the agency with records in the hundreds of thousands as part of that audit.

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SN Subrahmanyan is new CEO, L&T

Naik's decision to be around in a non-executive role would be important for L&T's turnaround plan, according to Nitin Bhasin, analyst, Ambit Capital. From being a project planning engineer in 1984 when he first joined L&T to now being its top Boss has been nothing short of sheer hard work and endless dedication.

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Actor to buy KF villa in Goa from banks

SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya confirmed the sale of Kingfisher villa but did nit reveal the buyer's name. Sachiin's film production company Viiking Media & Entertainment said to have owned the property now. The last reserve price of the Kingfisher Villa was 73 crore . Mallya owes over Rs 9,000 crore to lenders like SBI, PNB, IDBI Bank, BoB, Allahabad Bank, Federal Bank and Axis Bank, among others.

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SpaceX's Historic Launch Proves Recycled Rockets Are the Future of Space Exploration

The Atlantic Ocean landing took place about eight minutes after takeoff. 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 to 20 missions.

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Hamilton on pole for Chinese Grand Prix

Vettel qualified second, 0.186s behind the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton, and just one-thousandth of a second ahead of Valtteri Bottas. Vettel yet again stamped Ferrari's authority on Q1, taking away Hamilton's 1m 33.333s top spot with 1m 33.078s as Raikkonen was third on 1m 33.341s from Bottas on 1m 33.684s.

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Trump hails 'tremendous progress' as Xi summit ends

Xi told Mr. Trump. On trade issues, Trump called for China to "level the playing field" for American workers, stressing the need for reciprocal market access. The two leaders had a smile on their faces as they shook hands during their first face-to-face encounter. Xi had arrived at the meeting with a gift of "tweetable deliverables", sources said - peace offerings on Trump s signature issues of trade and jobs that were meant to smooth ties.

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Creative Planning Boosts Position in Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)

Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BTIG Research reissued a "neutral" rating on shares of Sirius XM Holdings in a research note on Friday, December 9th. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 21% while it's Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -113.1%. Sure, the percentage is discouraging but better times are ahead as looking out over a next 5-year period, analysts expect the company to see its earnings go up by 55.36%, annually.

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Senate Goes 'Nuclear' to Push in Trump Supreme Court Pick

Senate Republicans on Thursday successfully carried out the " nuclear option " to get President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, to receive an up or down vote. Here's how it went down: Senators convened Thursday morning and held a procedural vote to end debate on Gorsuch's nomination , known as a cloture.

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Donald Trump's White House aides are worth millions

The assistant to the President for intergovernmental and technology initiatives accumulated assets as a Maryland developer valued as high as US$424 million. Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner , are both trusted presidential advisers. Former Republican party head Reince Pribus earned over $500,000 during his tenure, also bringing in a minimum of $750,000 a year ago in other financial dealings and a law firm salary.

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McIlroy happy to bounce back after rough start in the Masters

After bogeying four, Spieth either shot par or birdied the hole to creep back up to striking distance of the Masters leaders. After posting another birdie on 12, he closed the round with four birdies and a par to take the lead into the clubhouse.

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Missiles in Syria strike built in Tucson

The shares of other missile and weapons manufacturers, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, each rose as much as 1%, collectively gaining almost $5 billion in market value as soon as they began trading, even as the broader market fell.

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Trump ordered Syrian air strike before dinner with Xi

Hamid said it's odd that Trump would meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi earlier in the week, given his disastrous human rights record, and then make the decision to launch cruise missiles in Syria. "The combat effectiveness of the United States massive missile attack on the Syrian air base is extremely low", Russia's Defense Ministry insisted.


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