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Kansas 4th Congressional Special Election 4/12/17 Ron Estes

He is one of five Democrats, 11 Republicans and two independents to run for the seat. The party had a chance to score a game-changing victory in Tuesday's special election to fill the seat that opened up when Donald Trump tapped Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo to head the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Robert Lewandowski's status unknown ahead of Real Madrid match

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer returned to training on Monday, increasing the likelihood of him playing against Real Madrid on Wednesday. The spotlight will be on the out-of-form trio in Wednesday's quarter-final first leg in Germany as Real resume their bid to become the first team in the Champions League era to retain the trophy.

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Brokers Issue New Targets On AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI)

The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website . It is positive, as 36 investors sold AmTrust Financial Services Inc shares while 68 reduced holdings. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Its sales stood at 56.10% a year on average in the period of last five years.

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Abella: Duterte just maintaining friendly ties with China

Duterte underscored that he will not place offensive weapons that may cause concern in neighboring countries but only the deployment personnel to signify possession among claimants of the disputed islands. "The current tensions over the South China Sea represents a potential opening for Japanese companies to increase their stakes in the Philippines' infrastructure sector, as both politicians and the public grow wary of Chinese investment", the report also read.

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Seven Wells Fargo Managers in Board's Review-and Their Fates

Many current and former employees have talked of intense and constant pressure from managers to sell and open accounts, and some said it pushed them into unethical behaviour. In all, 5,300 employees were fired due to sales practice violations, a figure the board did not learn of until the bank settled with regulators last September.

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Would You Buy BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) On These Analyst Ratings?

Stock investors bought 779 put options on the company. This is an increase of 382% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,453 call options. BlackBerry Ltd shares are now up 29% year-to-date, and short sellers could start hitting the bricks.

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Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. Reiterates Buy Rating for Axovant Sciences Ltd (AXON)

Axovant Sciences Ltd .'s (AXON) witnessed a gain of 9.22% in recent trading period with closing price of $ 20.25. They now have a United States dollars 20 price target on the stock. Janus Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Axovant Sciences by 5.9% in the fourth quarter. Opus Point Partners Management LLC now owns 14,844 shares of the company's stock valued at $208,000 after buying an additional 1,455 shares during the period.

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Houston Zoo announces birth of giraffe calf

After a few days alone with her mother, the zoo said the new calf will make her public debut. After a two-hour labor, both mom, Tyra, and the yet-to-be-named calf are doing well and are now bonding behind the scenes, the zoo said in a statement about the birth.

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NYC trains still disrupted by ongoing work on damaged rails

Train service into New York City remains disrupted after transit officials say Amtrak didn't complete work on damaged rails at Penn Station on time. Monday's derailment knocked out eight of the tracks, forcing NJ Transit and the Long Island Rail Road to drastically cut back service. MTA says Amtrak crews didn't finish track fix work by 4 a.m.

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Geo-Political Concerns Support Crude Oil Prices, Inventories Back In Focus

West Texas Intermediate for May delivery slipped 9 cents to $53.31/bbl at 11:19 a.m. on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier, Brent had climbed to its highest since March 7 at US$56.16 a barrel. The outage added to a rally that started late last week after the USA fired missiles at a Syrian government air base. Oil prices also continued to gain some degree of support from the tensions surrounding Syria, especially given the underlying deterioration in relations between Russian ...

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Moscow Wants to 'Comprehend US Strategy' During Tillerson's Visit

As many as nine civilians, including four children were killed in the United States missile attack on a military airbase in central Syria on Friday. Trump's decisive action came six years after former President Barack Obama predicted that Assad's "days are numbered", only to see the Syrian civil war and Assad's regime drag on for years.

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After crippling cost overruns, Toshiba's Westinghouse files for bankruptcy

The Westinghouse bankruptcy is unlikely to have an impact on civil nuclear deal, but India needs to be cautious in its negotiations with Westinghouse , said Sazawal who served as the subject matter expert on the US-India civil nuclear agreement for the US India Business Council.

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Trump's saber-rattling is North Korea's propaganda dream come true

Global observers fear that North Korea may conduct another nuclear test this weekend on the anniversary of the founding of Kim Jong Un's regime, but the United States has broadcast loud and clear that nuclear posturing in the Korean peninsula will no longer be tolerated.

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Delta Cancels 130 Flights Sunday After Week Of Heavy Delays, Cancelations

Delta advised travelers to check its website and mobile app and was offering waivers to help people rebook their flights without charge. On Sunday, about 130 flights were canceled, with a statement from Delta Sunday citing the "availability of flight crews to operate within federally mandated crew rest and duty day guidelines".

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Police probing 'Islamist link' after Dortmund blasts

Ramstein Air Base in Germany , Koehler said . A spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor's Office, which handles probes into suspected terrorism, said the explosive devices had contained strips of metal. Details of the letters emerged as Dortmund players, including former Chelsea midfielder Andre Schuerrle, returned to training a day after the blasts, with the club's chief executive, Hans-Joachim Watze, tweeting to say the team will "not give in to terror".

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IMF leader Lagarde warns against trade protectionism

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says that there is a critical need for more global cooperation, not less. The prospects are better for advanced economies, where manufacturing activity is stronger, as well as for emerging and developing economies, which will contribute more than three quarters of global GDP growth this year, she said.

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Aspen Skiing buying California's Mammoth Resorts ski areas

It has been a busy week for KSL, the parent company to Aspen. While people in San Francisco most often go to Lake Tahoe to ski, a partnership between the KSL-owned Squaw Valley and Mammoth Mountain could make Mammoth a more appealing option.

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North Korea Threatens Nuclear Attack On US Soil

China called for a "peaceful" resolution of tensions on the Korean peninsula on Wednesday, as a USA aircraft carrier strike group churned towards the contested region. The sources said Japanese and USA ships would take part in joint exercises, including helicopter landings on each other's vessels and communications drills, as the Carl Vinson passed through waters off Japan.

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History repeats: SpaceX launch reuses Falcon 9 booster

Almost 15 years after setting out to revolutionize how we get to space, Elon Musk's company SpaceX successfully relaunched an orbital rocket Thursday that had previously been used to push a payload beyond the grasp of Earth's gravity. Falcon 9's second stage, which now still is expendable or single use, also succeeded in its mission to send the SES-10 satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit.

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Wreath laid for 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge in Port

A number of dignitaries from Canada and Europe attended the ceremony. The move cost 3,600 dead and over 7,000 injured in three days. Rev. Tom Hamilton said thousands of Canadian soldiers waited silently in the trenches and tunnels beneath Vimy Ridge just before dawn on Easter Monday of April 9, 1917.

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Lawmakers OK California tax, fee hike for roads

On average, motorists would pay an additional $150 a year. Among those who will pay the most under California's newly passed transportation investment plan are truckers. California legislators approved a massive $52 billion infrastructure plan on Thursday meant to address a massive backlog of fix and maintenance projects, while creating thousands of new jobs.

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Equal Pay Day Is Reminder of Existing Wage Gap

For full-time female workers, that annual shortfall added up to about $2 billion. For women of color, the gap is much worse. "It's not just a women's issue". Money describes four victories in the fight for equal pay over the previous year, including the US women's hockey team's successful fight for raises.

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Carpetright plc (CPR) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages

Jefferies maintained the shares of NTG in report on Friday, December 18 with "Buy" rating. As per Thursday, October 22, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. It has outperformed by 8.78% the S&P500. Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.32, from 0.85 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 48 investors sold Anglo American plc shares while 206 reduced holdings.

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United Airlines loses $250M in market value

The reference here is to the fact that the United passenger was forcibly dragged off the aircraft after he refused to voluntarily give his seat up. "It's never too late to do the right thing", Munoz said in a statement on Tuesday. "I share all of those sentiments, and above all: my deepest apologies for what happened".

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Samsung's bumper profits, new phone, chief on trial

It is the group's best quarterly profit in nearly four years. Finally, after months of endless Galaxy S8 rumors, Samsung is now ready to work on its next flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 8. The initial indications for the Galaxy S8 are rather positive, said Bryan Ma, vice president for devices research at IDC. However, many analysts predict that the Galaxy Note 7 debacle will not affect the Galaxy S8 sales.

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Cyclone Debbie barrels through northern QLD, two missing men found

By nightfall, it was downgraded to a Category 3 storm, from a Category 4, as it began "curving to a more southerly track over inland Queensland", the Bureau of Meteorology said. The authorities are warning people in the 600 kilometre danger zone of a long day ahead, with Debbie's wide and slow moving core of destructive winds expected to take many hours to pass.

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First Official Trailer For Spike TV's The Mist

First there is Eve Copeland (Alyssa Sutherland), a school teacher who is often the center of the town's gossip. She has been the source of much gossip in the small town, stemming from her sex education lessons, as much as from her wild past.

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UK House Price Inflation At 4-Month High

This was the biggest increase since March 2104. The lowest annual growth rate was recorded in the UK's oil capital of Aberdeen, where prices fell by 9.6 per cent over the year to stand at £161,000. Nicholas Finn, executive director of Garrington Property Finders, added: "As ever the market is split between extremes". London price growth has been less buoyant than in recent years, slowing to just 3.7% annually.

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Panera Bread (PNRA) Stock Soars on Buyout from Krispy Kreme Owner

JAB Holding Company has controlling stakes in such restaurant concepts as Peet's Coffee & Tea, Caribou Coffee Company, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Espresso House, a large coffee shop concept in Scandinavia. Most people outside the restaurant industry haven't heard of Joh A. Benckiser, but that's about to change. "There's a number of pieces to Panera's story that, I think, for a strategic buyer make an very bad lot of sense, especially the technology, the digital ...

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US not getting involved with Syria

Washington claimed that the airbase was the origin of the alleged chemical attack. "We're not going into Syria", Trump declared in an interview that will air on Wednesday (12 April). Last month, he sent 400 more US troops into Syria , doubling the USA military presence in the country, to prepare for a battle for Islamic State headquarters in Raqqa.

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Russia and Iran affirm commitment to Syrian government

US Treasury officials say they are preparing sanctions in response to the chemical weapons attack, although the Syrian government is already buried under US and European Union sanctions. "What we are saying is other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions". Iran and Russian Federation are the closest allies of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Toshiba's US Nuclear Unit Westinghouse Files for Bankruptcy

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, which collapsed in the wake of project delays and crippled earnings and brought about a projected annual loss of $9.1-billion to its Japanese owner Toshiba Corporation, has finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a NY court.

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Arun Jaitley introduces bill to amend customs, excise acts in Lok Sabha

July 1 is the date fixed for implementation for GST. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley attends a seminar on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) issues during the Vibrant Gujarat investor summit in Gandhinagar, India January 11, 2017. The Congress remonstrated with Jaitely alleging the practicality of the bills are far from the government's claim of "one nation, one tax", referring to the GST's four-slab structure.

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EDF announces second price rise in six months

The energy company has blaming rising wholesale prices and the costs of delivering United Kingdom energy policy for the decision. EDF said it would be contacting all its customers on standard variable tariffs to review their situation. "We accept that the Government, regulators and consumers groups have concerns about the way markets work for customers, particularly the energy market".

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Swedish police say suspect supported IS

Swedish Prosecution Authority spokeswoman Karin Rosander said a second person has been arrested in connection with the attack and is suspected of terrorist offences, including murder. "We have been too liberal to take in people who perhaps we thought would have good minds". "There is nothing to indicate that we've got the wrong man", Eliasson said.


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