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Questions about Ivanka Trump's business and politics not going away

February 20, 2017: Ivanka Trump Marks LLC wins preliminary approval for a trademark covering branded leather handbags in China, where the company has 52 pending or registered trademarks listed in the government trademark database. Bush. "Yet she and Jared appear deeply involved in China contacts and policy". " The federal ethics rules do not require you to recuse from any matter concerning a foreign country just because a business that you have an ownership interest in has a trademark ...

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Visa 2Q profits fall, but results still beat expectations

On Tuesday, the Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.165 per share of Class A common stock to all holders of record as of May 19, 2017. Visa Inc shares rose $2.68 (+2.94%) in after-hours trading Thursday. Payment volumes increased to $1.730 trillion, up from $1.252 trillion in 2016. Cross-border volume, a measure of customer spending overseas, increased 132 percent.

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Defense Secretary Mattis addresses confusion over carrier

Two days after the announcement, North Korea expressed its fury at the USA carrier group's new orders, calling it "reckless acts of aggression". A senior administration official was also quoted as telling CNN that it was because of a miscommunication.

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Corbyn attacks May's plan for snap election despite Parly backing

Mr Paterson also revealed he would like to see the fixed-term parliament act scrapped. It comes after shadow chancellor John McDonnell on Wednesday said the Government should "put the deal to Parliament and possibly to the country overall" and Mr Corbyn dodged a question on the issue in his first keynote speech of the campaign.

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United Rentals, Incorporated Posted losses of -5.2% in the Last Trade

Now the shares of United Rentals, Inc. Vertical Research upgraded United Rentals from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, December 2nd. In addition to Jefferies & Co reporting its target price, a total of 15 firms have reported on the stock. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 24,781 shares in the company, valued at $3,151,151.96.

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MP's back June UK election

Under current legislation, parliaments have to sit for five years before new elections take place. All sides are now gearing up for the fourth major election in four years, after last June's shock referendum vote for Brexit, the 2015 general election, and the 2014 Scottish independence vote .

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O'Reilly's ratings rise as advertisers flee

Paul Weiss is the same firm that investigated former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, who was ousted from the company over harassment allegations. The investigation comes after Bloom and her client, Wendy Walsh , called Fox's workplace misconduct hotline, and placed an official complaint against O'Reilly on Wednesday.

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Obama to hold first public event of his post-presidency

Obama will discuss civic engagement and the next generation of leadership with an invited audience that will include young adults from schools in the Chicago area. Over the next four weeks, Obama will give several private paid speeches in the USA and Europe, according to the New York Times . "This is something meaningful to him and he wants to continue those conversations", Lewis said.

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Vetr Inc. Lowers Kate Spade & Co (KATE) to Hold

Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2.4. Consumer shares were mainly lower in early trade on Tuesday. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 8 cents per share. Annual earnings per share (EPS) growth was at 0.50% in past 5 Years and Long-term annual earnings per share (EPS) growth is projected to achieve 27.00% in coming 5 years.

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The White House Is Preparing For A Government Shutdown Next Week

Congress has until April 28 to clear a spending bill - but negotiations between Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate stalled over the last 24 hours after White House officials showed they wouldn't move on funding the wall, Politico reported on Thursday evening.

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Pence says US will honor refugee deal with Australia

Part of Mr Pence's mission while in Australia is to smooth any ruffled feathers caused by Mr Trump who blasted Mr Turnbull over an asylum seeker settlement plan during their now notorious phone call shortly after Mr Trump's inauguration in January.

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Tom Wilson plays hero for Capitals in Game 4 win over Leafs

The Maple Leafs first home playoff game of their much-hyped second century belonged to the kids. "I thought we gained confidence in game one, because should we could play, and game two was a big confidence booster for us", he continued. Oshie got the first one for the Caps when he capitalized on a Nate Schmidt point shot sent purposefully wide of the net. Toronto trailed 2-0 in the first period, and then 3-1 early in the second before Kadri and Nylander scored 4:07 apart late to tie ...

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Oil pulls back Wednesday as traders eye Cushing build, USA supply

It also revised its forecast for next year's oil prices down 1.9 percent to $55.10 a barrel. Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.64% to $56.59 a barrel on London's ICE Futures exchange. The figure is 176,000 bpd higher than what OPEC expected the non-OPEC world to produce this year in its report for February. That means OPEC has complied 104 percent with the plan, according to a Reuters calculation.

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Oil Markets React Stoically To Crude Inventory Draw

Gasoline stocks also posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.4 million barrels. Brent crude futures, the global benchmark for oil, were at US$54.77 per barrel at 0354 GMT, down 12 U.S. All oil producers taking part in a supply-cut pact are committed to bringing global inventories down to the industry's five year average and restoring stability to the market.

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BHP Billiton plc 21.7% Potential Upside Indicated by Macquarie

Jefferies Group also issued estimates for BHP Billiton Limited's FY2018 earnings at $2.97 EPS. 4 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $41.67 Billion for the current quarter. The weekly performance is -6.49% for BHP Billiton plc , while the monthly performance measure stands at -6.49%. The company has a market cap of $95.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.37 and a beta of 1.22.

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Theresa May's election 'power grab' slammed by EU's Guy Verhofstadt

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the election "gives the British people the chance to vote for a Labour government that will put the interests of the majority first". But the source said: "Any suggestion we are going to change our approach to the inclusion of overseas students in the migration statistics is plain wrong".

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WTI Oil Price Eases From Five-Week High

Oil futures have been pinned in a range, supported by production cuts from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel and other producing states but capped by rising US shale oil production. "It has been going on for a long time", said Ric Spooner, chief market analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney. In a sign of OPEC confidence that the deal is working, Kuwait's oil minister said he expected producers' adherence in March to their supply cut pledges to "be higher than the previous ...

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Paris Terror Attack Will 'Probably Help' Marine Le Pen in Election

The top two vote-getters are expected to proceed to a second ballot in May. "Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders, will do well in the election". After that attack, which the so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for, Le Pen called for borders to be " immediately " strengthened. "They can not bear the political life led by the elites".

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Pagegroup PLC (PAGE) Upgraded by Credit Suisse Group AG to "Neutral"

Vonage Holdings Corp.is a provider of cloud communications services for businesses and consumers, and consumer and communication solutions across multiple devices. (NYSE:RT) has declined 19.28% since September 12, 2016 and is downtrending. Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ithaca Energy Inc (LON:IAE).

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Netflix Growth Slows Due To Content Delays

They had risen 15 per cent this year through April 13. According to Zacks, " Netflix's focus on global expansion and original content has paid off with the streaming giant adding 7.05 million net new additions in the last reported quarter, taking the total count to 19 million for 2016".

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DOJ Warns 9 Communities - Including Milwaukee - to Follow Immigration Law

Escalating its attempts to get New York City and other metropolises to end their sanctuary city policies, the Justice Department sent identical letters to seven cities and the state of California demanding that they end their policies or lose federal funding.

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Apple to begin testing self-driving cars on public roads

A Lexus spokesman told The Post he had no "specific information" on why Apple chose its model, but added that its hybrid crossover SUVs "are a popular choice among companies looking to test future technologies". Apple is the 30th group to receive a permit in California, alongside carmakers Ford, Volkswagen and General Motors , suppliers including Delphi and Bosch and start-ups such as Zoox, Drive.ai and Plus.ai.

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We Already Knew Every Game, but Get Excited About the NFL Schedule

The 52nd Super Bowl will be held on February 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 24 , at Washington ( Sunday Night Football ) 5:30 p.m., NBC Comment: The first of five primetime games starts in the nation's capital.

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United Airlines issues new policy after fiasco

The change of policy comes after passenger Dr David Dao lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose when he was forcibly removed from a flight last Sunday. Delta Air Lines has increased the maximum possible payout to passengers to almost $10,000 if they voluntarily give up a seat on an overbooked flight, the company told AFP Monday.

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WA State Marchers: 'Science Does Not Have an Ideology'

One cut proposed by Trump targets the EPA and zeroes out an account dedicated to the cleanup of Puget Sound (which state funds also support). Co-organiser and public health researcher Caroline Weinberg said: "It's not about the current administration".

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Trump says 'massive tax cut' plan coming as soon as Wednesday

Trump said the plan would be unveiled "Wednesday or shortly thereafter" and would involve tax cuts that would be "bigger I believe than any tax cut ever". Trump will order an assessment of how the FSOC designates a financial institution as "systemically important", which triggers requirements to hold more capital in case it comes into crisis.

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Ontario sets tax on foreign buyers to cool Toronto housing market

The Ontario Liberals' new plan to help curb soaring home prices and curtail questionable rental practices, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area, was met with mixed reaction Thursday. Neither of Ontario's opposition parties objected to any of the government's proposed measures. "Today's announcement by the Wynne government will put thousands of units, and millions of dollars in provincial revenues at risk", he said.

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BP's leaking Alaska well stops spraying crude oil, still emitting gas

The spray of crude, along with "minor" oil leakage over the past few days, was fairly isolated and stopped leaking altogether Sunday, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The production of the North Slope rose to about 565,000 Barrels per day in the month of March, which was the highest since the year 2013's month of December.

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New Executive Order Addresses H-IB Visas

The executive order directs federal agencies to suggest changes to help ensure that the visas are awarded to the best-paid immigrant workers. "Many of the changes to the H-1B program contemplated by the administration would require legislative action or rulemaking and would take time to go through the necessary processes".

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Fox Will Investigate Bill O'Reilly Harassment Claims, Says Lawyer

Meanwhile, three black women from the Fox News payroll department have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the network, and former chairman Roger Ailes - who stepped down past year over his own harassment allegations - is being sued by his accusers.

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Oil Gains After Saudi Arabia Backs Deal to Extend Global Supply Cuts

Figures posted on Twitter by pricing group S&P Global Platts note official data from Russian Federation show March oil production at 10.3 million barrels per day, about 60,000 barrels per day less than the first two months of the year. However, while the agreement was triggered by a rational set of good intentions, it "just missed paving the road to hell" for OPEC as rival producers raised their output, Citi said.

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Oil prices dip on bloated U.S. market, mixed Saudi signals

Gasoline inventories rose by 1.5 million barrels, though distillates fell, EIA said. The unexpected news sent WTI futures reeling; as of 17:50 GMT they were off by 1.5% to $54.08 a barrel on the ICE. shale production over May have added another bearish element to the market", wrote analysts at JBC Energy, based in Vienna. After strong gains overnight, the price for Brent crude oil, the global benchmark, was down 0.1 percent to $52.88 per barrel.

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General election is on for June 8

Asked why she was refusing to take part in TV debates with other party leaders during the election campaign, Mrs May said: "I've been doing head-to-head debates with Jeremy Corbyn week in and week out since I became Prime Minister". She also said Britain was leaving the European Union and "there can be no turning back". "They are wrong", she said. "They want to unite together to divide our country and we will not let them do it." The next general election was expected in 2020, but the ...

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Volvo's First Electric Vehicle Will be Built in China

The decision to make its first electric auto in China also highlights the central role the country will play in Volvo's electrified future, Volvo said in the statement. Volvo was started in Sweden in 1927 and has gone through several owners, including Ford Motor Co. Analysts at UBS say the shift from combustion toward electric cars is a 100 billion euros ($107 billion) revenue opportunity for suppliers.

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What Are Snap Elections? What to Know Ahead of June 8

In fiery exchanges before voting, Mrs May reiterated that the decision would strengthen her hand against domestic critics seeking to "frustrate the process" of leaving the European Union, which formally began last month. Nearly a quarter of brokers (21%) also expected Jeremy Corbyn to face another Labour leadership challenge. Blair claimed that UK Prime Minister Theresa May had ruled out staying in the EU single market and she made a decision to call the snap election in order to gain ...


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