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U.S. oil climbs to five-week top on geopolitical tensions

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was trading 6 cents higher, or 0.1 percent, at United States dollars 53.14 a barrel after climbing to a five-week high of $53.23 a barrel earlier in the session. The field had only just returned to production, after a week-long stoppage ending in early April. Oil has rallied above $50 a barrel after some members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries voiced support for an extension of production cuts past June, offsetting rising USA output.

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PPL Center to host NCAA ice hockey regionals

As a result Penn State now enters a unique window of opportunity, the Nittany Lions coming up just shy of their first Frozen Four appearance this season, and now looking at the potential for home ice advantage in consecutive postseasons with a friendly Frozen Four and NCAA Title venue within a reasonable five year window.

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De Blasio tweets tax returns, tweaks Trump: 'It's not that hard'

The mayor revealed that past year, he and first lady Chirlane McCray reported a gross income of more than $220,000, on which they paid almost $70,000 in taxes. "Tax time also confronts us with the cruel absurdity of what President Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress are doing", the post read. In their letter to de Blasio, all five borough presidents said a well-fed student performs better in class.

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Raleigh, Greensboro win bids to host NCAA tournaments

In 2021, it will also be the site of first-round and second-round games in the prestigious Division I men's college basketball tournament. The NCAA pulled seven events from the state for the 2016-17 season, including men's basketball tournament games from Greensboro in March, in response to the law.

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Penn State to host NCAA Women's Frozen Four

In 2019, Manchester, New Hamphsire, and Providence, Rhode Island, will host men's hockey regionals. The national sports spotlight will once again shine on downtown Allentown and the Greater Lehigh Valley when the PPL Center hosts the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Division 1 Men's Ice Hockey Regionals.

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United Airlines' passenger-dragging fiasco overshadows a strong earnings report

Speaking via conference call on Tuesday, the United CEO said that the entire ordeal was a "learning opportunity" and "will ultimately prove to be a watershed moment for our company as we work harder than ever to put our customers at the center of everything we do", according to The Chicago Tribune .

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Turkey says United States strikes 'cosmetic' if Assad stays in power

A very small percentage of the people have been slaughtered in Syria have been slaughtered by chemical weapons. A U.S. Navy admiral said the missile strikes had destroyed the ability of the Syrian military to launch chemical strikes from the base.

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Crude oil eases for second day on rising US inventories

Saudi Arabia, de-facto leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, has told other producers that it wants to extend a coordinated production cut beyond the first half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported. Iran for instance has recently liquidated the amount of crude in floating storage while Nigeria has been reporting oversupply instead of easing daily production.

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BlackRock's quarterly profit rises 31%, helped by higher investment advisory fees

BlackRock's assets under management rose 14% to $5.42 trillion from a year ago, boosted by $64.6 billion in net inflows. BlackRock boss Larry Fink said on Wednesday the firm was in the "best position it's ever been in" and second-quarter flows remained "quite strong".

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China defends N Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday put Japan on notice that Washington wants results "in the near future" from talks it hopes will open markets to U.S. Trump on the campaign trail frequently promised to label China a currency manipulator and complained about Beijing's trade policies - at one point saying the U.S.

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Jackets, Wild In Danger of Sweep

Full credit to Marc-Andre Fleury for his performance thus far. He's stopped 114 of the 117 shots he's faced for a.974 save percentage and 0.91 goals-against-average against a Wild team that ranked second in the National Hockey League in scoring during the regular season.

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Policy change hits United Airlines in light of recent passenger fiasco

The dragging has turned into a public-relations nightmare for the entire industry, not just United, and led to calls from politicians and consumer advocates to suspend or ban overbooking. The legislation would also allow passengers to sue airlines for delays, chronically late flights or price gouging. It comes after Dr. Dao lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose when he was forcibly removed from a United flight last Sunday.

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Kinzinger calls on Trump to release tax returns

But the rallying cries didn't come just from his opponents. "I would rest easier". Trump, however, has said he has no plans to release his tax forms, making him the first president in 40 years to keep his taxes private. Trump's income or to whom he owes money. "I did what was an nearly an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the the Electoral College!" Some lawmakers have talked about issuing subpoenas for the president's tax returns as part of the Russian Federation ...

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Research Report For Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT)

The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $-0.02/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of -22.2%. During last one year month it performed at 9.01%. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $19. The 50 day moving average of NYSE:POT is 17.28 and the 200 day moving average is 17.62. The principal of ATR is very similar to other volatility indicators: A high ATR value signals a possible trend change.

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United Kingdom general election - here we go again

May returned from an Easter break in the Welsh mountains to announce that she would make a televised statement on an undisclosed subject early Tuesday outside 10 Downing St. "In recent weeks Labour has threatened to vote against the deal we reach with the European Union". "They are wrong", she said. Since taking office after her predecessor David Cameron resigned in the wake of Britain's June 23 vote to leave the EU, May had repeatedly ruled out going to the polls before the next scheduled ...

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Vijay Mallya's extradition not easy: Legal experts

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said investigative agencies are doing their best to ensure extradition of controversial businessman Vijay Mallya , who was arrested in London yesterday and later released on bail. Requesting states are advised to submit an initial draft request to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) or, in the case of Scotland, to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) extradition team, so that any potential problems can be resolved.

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Can the USA convince China to use their leverage on North Korea?

The new forum for trade talks was launched by U.S. President Donald Trump and Abe during the Japanese leader's visit to the U.S.in February. Pence is on a 10-day, four-nation tour of Asia, where he's meeting with longtime USA allies South Korea and Japan.

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Amazon launches Fire TV stick with voice remote in India

There have also been speculations that the Fire TV stick will be available for Amazon Prime subscribers at a much lower price than for non-Prime subscribers. Since the Amazon Fire TV is based on Android, it does support a number of India-centric streaming apps like Gaana, Hotstar, Eros Now and others. The Chromecast doesn't actually need apps as it's more like a hub between you and your TV.

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CVS' MinuteClinic teams with VA to expand health care access for veterans

The program in the Phoenix, Arizona area will allow veterans to use the pharmacy in order to reduce wait times at the VA, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Disney responded by correcting Donald's assertion, saying they take their wait times very seriously. Other benefits that are likely to come with the new initiative is the elimination of Choice's 30-day, 40-mile restrictions.

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Barracuda Networks upgraded to In-Line By Imperial Capital

Finally, DA Davidson upgraded Barracuda Networks from an "underperform" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $25.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $91.65M, according to the sentiments of 13 analysts. A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$0.18 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$0.19.

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Analyst's outlook: United States Steel Corporation's (X)

The RSI oscillates between zero and 100. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY ) is at 46.24. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) closed down -0.07 points or -1.1% at $6.31 with 16.34 mln shares exchanging hands.

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Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (TTS) Upgraded to "Hold" by Zacks Investment Research

It improved, as 21 investors sold Tile Shop Hldgs, Inc. shares while 40 reduced holdings. (NASDAQ:TTS) are experiencing unusual volume during today's trading. In other Tile Shop Holdings news, Director Robert A. Rucker sold 50,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 3rd. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website .

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Wells Fargo scandal weighs heavily on other big banks

Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 754,581 shares in the company, valued at $38,974,108.65. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink .

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Five Things to consider about Liberal government's pot plan

Consumers will also be allowed to grow up to four plants at home or buy from a licensed retailer. Now, new offences could be added to the Criminal Code under the Government's proposed legislation - including those for driving under the influence of drugs.

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United Kingdom parliament votes in favour of early national election

The pound continued to trade at a six-month high against the USA dollar after Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to call a snap General Election. While May denied that opinion polling had been a factor in her decision to reverse her position and call the vote, her Conservative Party's huge lead over the opposition Labour Party - more than 20 points in some surveys - will shape the campaign.

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BP finally caps leaking oil well on Alaska's North Slope

Based on aerial pictures, the release appeared to be confined to the gravel pad surrounding the well head and had not reached the surrounding tundra, BP said. According to Bloomberg , BP is now "putting together a plan to plug the gas leak". The task force comprising BP, officials from the local government of the North Slope, the EPA, and the ADEP has been dealing with the spill since Friday.

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Last Fed meeting's minutes show talk of paring bond holdings

Fed members also said meaningful fiscal stimulus from the Trump administration wouldn't be felt until 2018. "If we start to normalize the balance sheet, that's a substitute for short-term rate hikes", and "we might actually decide at the same time to take a little pause in terms of raising short-term interest rates", he said in a Bloomberg Television interview last week.

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Yesterday's Attention Gainers Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX), Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA)

The company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.02. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 4,093 shares of the transportation company's stock worth $118,000 after buying an additional 110 shares during the last quarter.

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Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHLR) In Potential Pullback Zone

Boenning Scattergood analyst F. Van. The firm's stock has a market capitalization of $1.05 bln. Shares of Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) opened at 140.66 on Friday. 10/21/2014 - SunTrust began new coverage on Washington Real Estate Investment Trust giving the company a "neutral" rating. Trutina Financial LLC now owns 87,550 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $521,000 after buying an additional 940 shares in the last quarter.

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Dollar dips, gold gains on global risks; US stocks bounce

The most active US gold futures for June delivery settled up 0.3 per cent at $US1,291.90. The yield had risen above 2.6 percent in December and again in March, from around 1.85 percent before the US presidential election, on expectations of Trump's stimulus.

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Canada unveils legislation to legalise cannabis

As well, citizens would be allowed to grow up to four plants per household at a maximum height of one metre from a legal seed or seedling. The new legislation provides for ticketing for possession that exceeds the personal limit by small amounts, or up to 14 years in jail for an illegal distribution or sale, and imposes tough new penalties of up to 14 years in jail for giving or selling marijuana to minors.

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Georgia Special Election Results

But as they campaign across the northern suburbs of Atlanta , they will act largely as proxies for the roiled political atmosphere in Washington and across the country. Trump recorded a robocall to Republicans in the district and attacked Ossoff on Twitter repeatedly on Monday and Tuesday . He demonstrated the tightrope through the final hours of the primary campaign.

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OPEC figures show oil output cuts exceed pledge in March

Essam al Marzouq's bullish comments came amid renewed hopes that OPEC would extend its current deal to cut production beyond June, after Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich expressed his concern on Friday, that the deal to cut supply hasn't delivered as much as expected.

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Pence says United States set on ensuring nuclear-free Korea

White House officials say the meetings in Tokyo are meant to forge a framework for future discussions after the US withdrew from a Pacific Rim trade pact. Xi, however, has yet to meet North Korea's young leader Kim Jong Un since the Chinese president took power in 2012 and ties between the two countries have become more distant since Pyongyang began accelerating its missile and nuclear programs since Kim became leader at the end of 2011.

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North Korean mock-up birthday video shows missiles blowing up US

A day earlier in talks with Abe, Pence said the Trump administration remained committed to working together with regional stakeholders to ensure a peaceful Korean Peninsula, stating that Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, South Korea, China and all allies in the region to achieve a peaceable solution and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.


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