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Mercedes boss admits team orders call wasn't easy to make

That even Fernando Alonso managed to overtake in the weakly powered McLaren suggested it was less about speed and more about the space available. Vettel though was on song from the beginning, passing Hamilton into the opening turn as the Brit bogged down on the start.

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star turning into centre-forward - Gary Neville

But Madrid came back in this tie quickly thanks to Ronaldo. But hats off to Real Madrid for advancing to its seventh straight semifinals and Cristiano Ronaldo for his hat-trick. Manager Zinedine Zidane lavished praise on the team's all-time top scorer but reminded Ronaldo that Real players had to get used to the relentless pressure from supporters of the 11-time European champions.

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United States wants China to let yuan rise, improve market access

The administration's first report to Congress on foreign exchange policies of U.S. trading partners continues the stance of the Obama administration, putting those and four other countries on a watch list, though using a much tougher tone. "China has clearly embarked on market-oriented exchange rate reform, with the yuan's daily trading band already expanded to 3 per cent from 0.3 per cent", Zhou said.

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Russia's Putin congratulates Erdogan on Turkey referendum

They argued that this contravened Turkish electoral law. " The main opposition party not recognizing the results is not an acceptable thing ", Yildirim said. Numerous irregularities were reported in traditional Kurdish strongholds of the HDP long opposed to AK Party rule. In Ankara , hundreds of people lined up outside the election board's offices to submit petitions requesting the board reverse its decision to accept the ballots without official stamps.

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'Australia first' foreign visa changes spark cheers, fears

This compares with just 12,866 of the so-called 457 skilled work visas approved in the year to September 2016. 'The government has the ability to bring this forward, to think is through, what we're saying is it got to be able to be independently demonstrated and it should be audited as well'.

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Pres. Trump visits Kenosha for order signing

The number of requests for H-1B visas declined this year by about 15 percent, or roughly 37,000 applications, but the total was still almost 200,000, far more than the 85,000 limit. Snap-on makes hand and power tools, diagnostics software, information and management systems and shop equipment for use in agriculture, the military and aviation.

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United CEO: No one will be fired over passenger dragging incident

The damaging passenger dragging incident, caught on video, was down to a 'system failure'. He says the airline will have more to say later this month after it finishes a review of its policies on overbooked flights. Senate Commerce Committee to answer detailed questions about the incident. The company's first-quarter profits outperformed the expectations of financial analysts, and Munoz said it gave the carrier "a lot of confidence" going forward, the Tribune reports .

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Caribbean Comedian Takes On United Airlines

Last week (April 9), the video of a man on board a United Airlines flight being forcibly removed from his seat by airport security, made worldwide headlines. United has said it is examining policies including booting passengers off sold-out flights, and has promised a complete review by April 30. United Airlines has amended its policies to ensure that passengers already boarded on its aircraft won't get bumped to make way for company employees to fly.

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Ivanka Trump tweets support for Equal Pay Day

OH ranks 42nd among states and D.C. for gender wage inequity, and two state lawmakers are hoping new legislation amplifies conversations about closing the pay gap. Maybe next year, we might want to take a look toward Iceland, which just passed a law that requires companies to actually prove they're paying their male and female employees equally.

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Oil rises after IEA finds market nearing balance

As a dollar-denominated commodity, a cheaper buck tends to make oil more affordable for worldwide buyers. Crude oil climbed to a five-week high on Tuesday, with prices underpinned by tensions following a USA missile strike on Syria and a shutdown at Libya's largest oilfield .

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Pound surge suggests United Kingdom election will yield smoother Brexit

She said on Tuesday she had "reluctantly" come to the decision to call for an early election because of political division in Westminster, suggesting that opposition parties were trying to thwart her plans for leaving the EU. If Labour have a bad night, and the expectation is that they will, then Corbyn will be expected to resign. For Giles Merritt, chairman of the Friends of Europe think-tank in Brussels, May's explanation of her election surprise - "it's about getting the best possible ...

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White House defends portrayal of 'armada' push towards Korean peninsula

Confusion over the deployment of a U.S. aircraft carrier continued to roil South Korea on April 19 following the revelation that the Carl Vinson Strike Group, initially announced by the United States to be heading toward the Korean Peninsula, had instead spent the last week thousands of kilometers away, sailing in the opposite direction.

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United Airlines picks a amusing time to attract more passengers

On Tuesday, he was asked if the company ever considered firing anyone. But the potential Chinese market for United Airlines is far larger than any Vietnamese one. Yet United officials said they couldn't measure whether the dragging has affected their business. He noted that the board of United Continental Holdings Inc.

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Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox News Channel After 20 Years

Fox News Channel's parent company fired Bill O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into harassment allegations, bringing a stunning end to cable news' most popular program and one that came to define the bravado of his network over 20 years.

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Man dragged screaming and bloodied from United Airlines flight takes legal action

Videos show him being approached by security, tossed against a metal armrest and then pulled from his seat and and dragged down the aisle as he screamed and other passengers looked on in horror. Paul Callan, a civil and criminal trial lawyer in NY, said the public outcry over Dr Dao's treatment is likely to push the airline to a quick and generous settlement.

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Steel Industry Praises President Trump Signing Buy American, Hire American Executive Orders

Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that encourages government agencies to give priority to American companies when awarding contracts and ordered a review of waivers and exemptions that allow the use of foreign-made products. Donald Trump announced a new executive order directing government agencies to " buy American and hire American ", but immediately faced accusations of hypocrisy for failing to do so himself.

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International Monetary Fund raises 2017 global growth forecast to 3.5 pct

IMF's publication World Economic Outlook (WEO) that conducts surveys recently revised India's growth forecast for the financial year 2017 at 6.8 per cent. The outlook also explained how Nigeria will return to growth after an economic decline of 1.5 percent in 2016. Turkey's economy is expected to contract to 2.5 percent from 2.9 percent, but the bank kept 2018 forecasts unchanged at 3.3 percent.

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Nintendo Switch Sells Over 900000 Units in March

Citing numbers from NPD (so we're talking North America here), the Switch sold over 906,000 consoles in March, with Breath of the Wild moving 925,000+ copies for Switch and nearly 460,000 for Wii U-also not a bad number, considering that the (roughly ten million) Wii U owners are mostly Nintendo diehards who were likely to buy a Switch anyway.

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Chinese-origin doctor dragged off UA flight files court papers

But on Wednesday, Munoz walked back such language, saying he did not blame Dao for what happened. One of Dao's five children, Pepper, 33, described him as a "wonderful father" and "loving grandfather" who had been returning from vacation in California.

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Colin Miller expected to return for Bruins in Game 4

I said yesterday in the preview that it would come down to goaltending, and in a series where both goalies have struggled and have sub-.900 save percentages, it might be Craig Anderson's third period stop on David Backes at the lip of the crease that made the difference.

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Iran May Keep Same Oil Output If Others Extend Cuts, Kuwait Says

If that is right, May will have the biggest monthly increase since February 2015 and the highest monthly production level since November 2015. "U.S. Kilduff also noted that USA daily production increased to 9.25 million barrels per day. Output in the lower-48 states rose 21,000 barrels a day to 8.72 million, also the highest since August 2015.

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Pence says U.S. stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson . Pence's meeting in Seoul with business leaders comes before he heads to Tokyo later on Tuesday, where he will meet Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso and kick off talks that Washington hopes will open doors for USA -made products.

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No tears over spilled milk as Canada fires back at Trump

The United States is Canada's largest trading partner. "Time and again Canada has demonstrated its disregard of its dairy commitments to the United States - hampering America's exports to Canada - while pursuing ways to use its government-controlled system to unfairly dump greater Canadian exports in global markets".

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Fed Survey Finds Moderate Economic Growth In Spring

However, if inflation ignites it likely would prompt the Fed to raise rates more quickly. The survey, known as the Beige Book, will be used when Fed officials next meet on May 2-3. Farmers have struggled with falling commodity prices over the past year. The model has been revised lower in recent weeks after a slew of lackluster economic data reports including the Labor Department's consumer price index update, surveys of manufacturing activity, the jobs report, and industrial production - ...

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Just the Facts on Plug Power Inc. (PLUG)

Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Rodman & Renshaw boosted their price target on Plug Power from $3.00 to $4.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $2.29, up from yesterday's close by 2.23%. The Beta for the company stands at 1.46 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.2.

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Would You Buy EBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) On These Analyst Ratings?

Beat earnings estimates . The company posted earnings of $0.49 per share (excluding $0.51 from non-recurring items), topping the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.40 per share. Since the start of the New Year, eBay Inc. Boston Partners raised its stake in shares of eBay by 5.3% in the third quarter. Mizuho restated a "neutral" rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of eBay in a research note on Thursday, January 26th.

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OPEC chief says producers seek market stability

West Texas Intermediate for May delivery slipped 41 cents to $52 a barrel at 11:30 a.m. on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract, which finished at its lowest level since April 7 on Tuesday, is set to expire at Thursday's settlement.

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North Korea: Nuclear war may start any moment because Trump is 'crazy'

Throughout his bareknuckle election campaign, Trump repeatedly called into question a mutual defence treaty between Japan and the United States, suggesting Tokyo should pay for its own security. China is North Korea's biggest trading partner. Pence, however, reaffirmed that there was no hope of reviving the TPP itself. But the meetings could indicate how forcefully the US will pressure Japan to further open its farm and automotive sectors.

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No One Will Be Fired For Dragging Incident: United Airlines

Mr Munoz has declined to address that change until the airline finishes an internal review. Dr. David Dao, the 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor who was seen in video being dragged off a United flight a week ago, will likely sue the airline, his attorney said on Thursday.

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United Airlines to refund tickets to all passengers aboard notorious flight

He was left bloodied after the Sunday evening incident at Chicago Airport and the footage provoked global outrage, reported CBS News. On Thursday, the Chicago's aviation commissioner is expected to address a city council committee about the incident.

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Oil futures fall on U.S. supply concerns

Cairo - After the success achieved by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) in cutting down oil output, Saudi Arabia told OPEC officials it wants to continue output cuts for an additional six months - however with every oil agreement, light is shed on Saudi Arabia first, then Russian Federation.

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Morgan Stanley posts strong 1Q profit, helped by trading

They now have a Dollars 44 price target on the stock. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link . Morgan Stanley (MS ) is now showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 0.7%. Morgan Stanley's quarterly revenue was up 25.1% on a year-over-year basis.

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Oil lower on smaller crude inventory decline

USA crude futures settled down $1.97 to $50.44 a barrel, a 3.8 per cent drop, the worst-one day decline since March 8, as investors bailed out of long positions in response to the bearish inventory figures. That surprise build in gasoline, along with an increase in US production, pressured prices. "This, along with the increasing rig count and another increase in the [drilled but uncompleted] well count (up another 111 wells), means that USA production supply will continue to move up", he said.

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Energy Transfer Equity's Valuation: Is It a Buying Opportunity?

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Williams Companies in a research note on Friday, March 31st. The business's quarterly revenue was up 12.0% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Analysts predict that Energy Transfer Partners will post $1.42 EPS for the current year.

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United Airlines not to fire employees who dragged passenger

Munoz said he has received "a lot of support" from United's high-end customers, although "obviously a lot of people have ideas and thoughts about how we can make things better". Specifically, Blumenthal called on Chao to look into whether airlines are offering passengers the full amount of compensation for bumping allowed by law, airline overbooking and bumping practices, and whether airlines employees are being properly trained about passengers' rights.


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