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IMF foresees global economy accelerating to 3.5 pct. in '17

As in 2017, the International Monetary Fund left its forecast of United States economic growth unchanged at 2.5% in 2018, but the growth rates for 2017 and 2018 are higher than an estimated 1.6% in 2016 due to planned fiscal stimulus and an uptick in confidence, especially after Donald Trump's victory in November's presidential election.

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Theranos Agrees to Pay $4.65 Million in Arizona Refunds

Theranos also will pay a $200,000 civil penalty and $25,000 in state. That includes approximately 175,940 Arizona consumers who ordered about 1.5 million blood tests yielding around 7.8 million results. The company agreed not to operate any labs nationwide for two years. The federal probe into Theranos followed reports by The Wall Street Journal in which former employees said the company's tests were unreliable.

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Highlighting Shares of Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Baillie Gifford & Co. raised its stake in shares of Tesla by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Finally, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group boosted its stake in Tesla by 1.6% in the third quarter. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA & global trademark and copyright laws.

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Donald Trump Sprouts Bunny Ears At White House Easter Egg Roll

Wells Wood Turning, who manufacture the eggs, tweeted the White House just weeks ago to find out if the roll was going ahead. As seen in the video, Melania and Barron Trump place their hands on their hearts, while Mr. Hayes , which has become a barometer of sorts for the health of an administration. Among the activities were a reading nook, an area to send messages to US troops and a stage with entertainment.

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Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HGH) Reviewed By Analysts

DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main purchased a new stake in shares of PNC Financial Services Group during the fourth quarter valued at about $117,000. (HIG) has a market capitalization of 17.91 Billion which suggests the company is a huge company further suggesting that the shares of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

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Venezuela opposition leader gets 15-year ban from running for office

The government's decision Friday to ban popular opposition leader Henrique Capriles from doing political work for 15 years galvanized the opposition again. The rulings by the court, which has consistently ruled in Maduro's favor during the crisis, drew worldwide criticism of Maduro's camp. Hundreds of police officers and national guards fired tear gas and rubber.

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Price reset underway in Metro Vancouver housing market

Oshawa, which is east of Toronto, saw prices rise 28.2 per cent in the first quarter compared with the same period a year ago. On a national basis, home prices are a tale of two cities, with Vancouver slumping while the Toronto region sees soaring prices, marking the first period in years in which Vancouver and Toronto's housing markets have headed in opposite directions.

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Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) Analyst Coverage

Alaska Air Group, Inc.is the holding firm of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America Inc., Horizon Air (Horizon) and other business units. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in Alaska Air Group by 0.4% in the third quarter.

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US Energy Secretary anxious about coal

Later in the memo , Perry said he wanted his chief of staff to figure out what regulatory burdens, subsidies and tax policies are forcing the "premature" closing of coal plants across the country, including the implementation of state-level renewable energy policies (often known as renewable portfolio standards or renewable energy standards) that require utilities to purchase some portion of of their electricity from renewable sources.

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An EPS Beat That Fails To Excite Bulls — Netflix

The video service added almost 5 million subscribers during the first three months of the year to end March with 98.7 million customers in roughly 190 countries. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was stolen and republished in violation of global copyright & trademark laws. ( NFLX ) produced 2.8 Billion profit.

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Japan's Abe stresses need for 'pressure' on North Korea

The loss of United States participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership was a blow to Japan following strenuous negotiations, especially over opening its long-protected farm sector to more imports, especially of dairy and meat products. Japan and the US have outlined a path forward for economic talks between the countries. Pence said after meeting with South Korea's acting president that the USA and its allies have attempted to "peacefully dismantle North Korea's nuclear program" for more ...

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United Airlines Passenger David Dao Speaks Out About Ordeal

Now that consumers have had their rude awakening about the grim reality of being bumped off their flight, it's a good time to revisit a recently published study of the United States airlines most likely to bump confirmed passengers. It gave few details. Dao was forcibly removed and injured after boarding a United Airlines flight out of Chicago. United is the dominant carrier at New Jersey's largest airport, which is in Newark.

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Turkish president to vote critics: 'Talk to the hand'

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has finally fulfilled his long-held ambition to expand his powers after Sunday's referendum handed him the reins of his country's governance. The board said the ballot papers would be considered invalid only if it was proven they were fraudulently cast. "We are protesting today because the results announced by the government are not the real ones".

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Tax day freebies: 1 cent Big Macs and free flights

Hooters is offering free food for kids twelve and younger with the purchase of a regular meal. The deal is good through April 19. Experts say if you're filing a last minute tax return, be sure to proof read, check your math and verify your account information.

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Trump may have to be patient about North Korea

As Kim Jong-Un's people starve and suffer unacceptable violations of human rights, North Korea invests in its military and its nuclear weapons programs. The department said there were still four North Koreans who had overstayed their work permits who had not surrendered, but their employers had said they would be handed over to authorities.

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Nintendo Switch Sells 906000 Units In March 2017 For North America

Nintendo Switch's early sales surpassed all other consoles in the company's history, at least as far as the USA is concerned. Nintendo has recently offered concrete numbers about how strong their sales were for the latest "Legend of Zelda " game and the Nintendo Switch.

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Trump says North Korea has "gotta behave"

At the same time, relations between South Korea and China have hit rock-bottom over the South's decision to deploy the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (Thaad) anti-missile system, ostensibly to defend against increased belligerence from the North.

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Trump effect on French election: Anything is possible

Hooded police officers involved in the arrest of two men in Marseille, southern France. Fekl said at a brief news conference that the two French men, one born in 1987 and the other in 1993, "intended to commit an attack on French soil in the very short term, which is to say in coming days".

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Netflix nears 100 million subscribers

As part of its marketing budget, Netflix said it will increase its investment in programmatic advertising in order to better personalize messages for consumers on a larger scale. - like YouTube TV and Hulu's forthcoming TV offering - will not have "much of an impact" on the business as Netflix is "largely complementary" to pay TV packages.

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UK Labour Leader Corbyn Welcomes June 8 Snap Poll Decision

With Corbyn giving May the green light, it looks like political battle will commence once again on 8 June. She now has a working Government majority of 17. Under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, general elections take place every five years, meaning Mrs May would have had to carry on until 2020 before the chance to strengthen her position.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:VRX) Valuation According To Analysts

Mizuho's price target suggests a potential downside of 15.61% from the company's previous close. Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. If you are viewing this piece on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & global copyright law. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

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Gujarat Lions win toss, elect to field against RCB

Gayle changed his gears soon after becoming the first player to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket and scored a 23-ball 50 to lead RCB's run charge. Gayle is taking his job very seriously! But to McCullum's dismay, his hat touched the boundary rope which gave Gayle a life.

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Bill would ban passenger removal after United Airlines incident

Dao passenger suffered cuts, a broken nose and even lost teeth- as police dragged him down the aisle of the plane after he refused to give up his seat. "Our flight attendants helped a customer who was stung by what appeared to be a scorpion on a flight last week", United said in a statement . It will announce the results by April 30.

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Insurer UnitedHealth posts strong results, boosts forecast

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) belongs to the "Healthcare" sector with an industry focus on "Health Care Plans", with Mr. Richard T. Burke Sr.as Founder and Non-Exec. The stock has risen 31 percent in the last 12 months. 1ST Source Bank acquired a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the second quarter valued at approximately $205,000.

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Google has just praised a Ghanaian hero and YEN is so proud

She became the first person to start a formal food processing business in the Gold Coast, supplying marmalade and orange juice to the Achimota College and the Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF). "Esther and other advisers knew that lending money to women could have a ripple effect, improving the prosperity and health of the women as well as their communities".

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US, Canada, Mexico launch joint bid to host 2026 world cup

The U.S. Soccer president explained the rationale behind having Canada and Mexico join the Americans' bid for the 2026 World Cup . That is three years later than originally scheduled because of corruption allegations surrounding the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russian Federation and Qatar.

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Russia vetos UN resolution on Syria attack

The White House accused Russian Federation of attempting to " cover up " Assad's use of chemical weapons after the veto motion, after Russian Federation claims there was "no evidence" that Assad forces had carried out the attack . Conflicts over Russia's actions in Ukraine and Russia's alleged interference in the USA presidential campaign were also likely topics. It is not the first time Mr Putin and Mr Tillerson have had talks.

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Netflix Standing on the Threshold of 100 Million Subscribers

Here's a look at Netflix and Wall Street guidance on how many new subscriptions they expected. As of the end of March, Netflix had 98.75 million global members. Today, FBR & Co raised its price target on Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) to $145.00 per share. "The model works from a consumer perspective because it is such a good value", Pachter said.

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US Drops Request to Unmask User — Twitter Suit Ends

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr represented Twitter in the federal suit , filed in the Northern District of California, according to the Recorder . @ALT_uscis is one among many accounts that purport to be fronted by former or current members of federal agencies, though these claims aren't verified.

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Hot Stocks For Today: Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), eBay Inc. (EBAY)

Vetr raised Verizon Communications from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $52.98 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. Verizon Communications Inc . has $55 highest and $44 lowest target. The companies 50 day moving average is 49.48 and its 200 day moving average is 50.07.

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United Airlines Removes Engaged Couple From Their Flight

According to passenger Michael Hohl he and his fiancé, Amber Maxwell , moved to empty seats because another passenger was spread across a row napping - in their ticketed seats. A United spokeswoman later said the airline offered the couple a discounted hotel rate for the night, and rebooked them on a Sunday morning flight.

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Bridal Couple Removed From United Airlines Flight Without Incident

Passenger Michael Hohl tells KHOU-TV he and his fiancé moved to empty seats because another passenger was asleep Saturday in their ticketed seats. The parent company of United Airlines , the US industry's third-largest by passenger traffic, reported earnings of 41 cents per share, excluding special items, beating analysts' consensus forecast of 38 cents.

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UK Prime Minister May to seek early election

Miners led the decline in the benchmark, with Anglo American, Glencore and BHP Billiton dropping. May's Conservative Party now holds 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. Russ Mould, investment director at fund supermarket AJ Bell, said investors could take some reassurance from history and opinion polls, in as much as these could still be relied upon after last year's electoral upsets.

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Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen

Based on an ambitious economic reform program launched a year ago, known as Vision 2030 , Saudi Arabia is seeking to use non-oil means to generate much of its additional future energy needs to avoid running down oil resources and diversify its economy.

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Apple gets autonomous vehicle testing permit in California

The state agency didn't provide any additional information related to the permit. Apple has not commented - other than to point to its letter late a year ago expressing an interest in the technology. After a five-page letter last November from Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company was under increased speculation that they would enter into the competitive self-driving space.


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