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Macron stretches lead before French vote

En Marche! said the documents only showed the normal functioning of a presidential campaign, but that authentic documents had been mixed on social media with fake ones to sow "doubt and misinformation". Macron's team say his En Marche! party has been the target of attempts to steal email credentials since January. Le Pen "is one of the most intelligent politicians in France", Ophuls said.

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VWR CORP (NASDAQ:VWR) plays big role keeping medical laboratories well-stocked

The Stock now has the market capitalization of $4.5 Billion, P/E (price to earnings ttm) of 30.29 and Weekly volatility of 8.09% and monthly volatility of 3.06% respectively. 4 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 1 as Sell. The share last price represents downtick move of -62.54% in value from company's 52-Week high price and shows 70.32% above change in value from its 52-Week low price.

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Energy shares lead Asian stock losses as oil falls under $45

Job growth rebounded sharply last month with 211,000 positions added and the national unemployment rate down to near a 10-year low of 4.4 percent. "Today is a real scary day for the billions of dollars invested in higher oil prices", said Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis at Oil Price Information Service.

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Buffett cuts stake in IBM and shares slide

Operating profit, which excludes investment and derivative gains and losses, fell 5 percent to US$3.56 billion, or US$2,163 per Class A share, from US$3.74 billion, or US$2,274. He's indicated he could sell portions of Berkshire's stock portfolio to fund a deal. Gems of wisdom from legendary investors like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger often become inspiration and money-spinning mantras for investors.

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Justice Department opens criminal probe into Uber

An Uber spokesman and the Justice Department declined to comment. Soon after the use of the so-called "greyballing" technology in many countries was reported by the New York Times in early March, Uber said it would prohibit the use of the technology to target action by local regulators.

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Oil tumbles on supply concern, euro up ahead of French vote

While the market takes direction from USA inventories and rising production, investors are also monitoring whether producing countries have been complying with their 2016 deal to cut output around 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) by the middle of the year.

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House committee approves bill to overhaul Dodd-Frank

While it's critical to ensure America does not face another financial crisis, Dodd-Frank was a knee-jerk reaction and has not lived up to the promises that it was sold on. One controversial provision of the bill, for example, might now be omitted: the Durbin Amendment. The bill would be subject to a Democratic filibuster in the Senate, and it's hard to imagine eight Senate Democrats breaking ranks to support legislation that's even similar to the House bill.

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Federal Reserve keeps interest rates steady -- June hike likely

Inflation measured on a 12-month basis recently has been running close to the Committee's 2 percent longer-run objective. The Fed has raised rates twice since the election, the most recent in March, and is expected to approve another hike in June.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Rating Reiterated by Rosenblatt Securities

Insiders have sold a total of 186,732 shares of company stock valued at $25,914,734 over the last quarter. Finally, National Pension Service boosted its stake in shares of Apple by 8.7% in the third quarter. Apple said on Thursday it's selling what may be $7 billion of debt, and will use proceeds in part to support a 63-cent dividend and an increased stock-repurchase programme.

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Canada Trade Dispute Is About Votes Not Money

At a meeting in the White House with the farmers, President Trump promised to open foreign markets to their products, but also used the same platform to protest against Canada's rejection cross border trade of dairy and lumber. "People don't realize that Canada has been very rough on the United States". Historically, lumber and dairy have always been points of contention between the countries, leading to tariffs, trade litigation, and settlements.

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Former NHLer Keith Primeau sorry for Sidney Crosby's plight

The victory gave the Penguins a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. A couple of things are going to have to happen, all of them possible. His save percentage ranks first among goaltenders in the second round and his GAA ranks second. ABOUT THE PENGUINS: While Crosby remains the face of the league, fellow former Hart Trophy victor Evgeni Malkin leads the NHL with 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in eight playoff games and is no stranger to picking up the slack in ...

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Marine Le Pen hijacks Emmanuel Macron campaign visit to factory

Meanwhile, Martin Schulz, Germany's Social Democrat candidate and former president of the European Parliament, said he hoped Macron would win the second round with a broad majority to defeat the "anti-European" Le Pen . Mr Le Pen has faced several charges of racism and antisemitism in the past. Dalil Boubakeur urged the country's almost 5 million Muslims to "vote massively" to elect Macron , describing the second round of the vote as "decisive for the destiny of France and its religious ...

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Obama endorses Macron in France's presidential runoff

The lead of En Marche! The debate between the far-right Le Pen and her centrist rival Macron could be the climax of the heated campaign, as the two candidates attempt to shore up support from France's voters - 18 percent of whom are estimated to be undecided.

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Baton Rouge cops who shot Alton Sterling won't be charged

The report also says the officers saw the butt of a gun in one of Sterling's trousers pockets and saw him try to reach for it before he was shot. Richardson said organizers will continue to work on behalf of Sterling's family and in the broader fight to end killings of blacks by police.

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Warren Buffett sells 30 percent stake in IBM after revaluing it downward

Like blooming flowers, the sudden viral spread of rosé, and young people acting like horned-up animals, people with gather in Omaha, Nebraska tomorrow to celebrate another rite of spring: The Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. In all, Buffett and his deputy investment managers, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, spent $10.6 billion on equities in the quarter while selling $3.5 billion in stock.

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Trump meets Turnbull, declares 'love' for Australia

That was a big exaggeration. "We've got his back", said Grace Vasquez, a New York City native. Protesters in several tightly controlled pens of demonstrators near the Intrepid held signs saying "Dump Trump". In an earlier tweet Friday, Trump said his "Big win in the House" was "very exciting!" He argued the U.S. should remain with a private system, but he knows that those systems work and likes the fact that they provide universal coverage.

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SpaceX Launches first classified mission for the U.S

The company suffered a devastating setback when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its other Cape Canaveral launch pad in September. SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk said via Twitter that both the launch and landing on Monday morning were good.

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Cinco de Mayo in Trump era leaves Mexican-Americans torn

The unlikely victory of the Mexican forces at the time made the Battle of Puebla worth commemorating year after year through common traditions like parades depicting the remarkable battle. And even though, later on, France was able to succeed at overrunning Puebla and conquering Mexico City, the day was celebrated as a reminder of Mexican pride and solidarity.

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Health Care Vote Could Threaten Republican House Majority

It would deliver a sizable tax cut to the rich, while reducing government subsidies for Medicaid recipients and those buying coverage on the individual market. The majority of those would have qualified for Medicaid under Obamacare. But the version of health reform that the Senate will send back in the coming weeks or months will likely look very different from the legislation the House passed Thursday .

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Google reports 28% profit increase boosted by ad sales

CEO Ruth Porat stated that excellent results mark a terrific start to FY17. The search engine giants' network members' properties revenues were $4.01 billion, Google advertising revenues were $21.41 billion, Google other revenues were $3.1 billion, Google segment revenues were $24.51 billion.

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China-made C919 no challenge to Boeing, Airbus dominance

It successfully landed some 80 minutes later and the five-member crew was handed flowers, with captain Cai Jun describing the flight as "very satisfactory". In 2006, the State Council, China's cabinet, listed jumbo jets as one of 16 major technology projects the country would undertake in the next 15 years.

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Trump agrees to 'renegotiate' trade deal with Mexico, Canada

Would the United States pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement? "Scrapping Nafta would be a disastrously bad idea", Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who was a Trump critic during the campaign, said Wednesday in a statement .

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Joshua TKOs Klitschko in eleven

Promoter Eddie Hearn envisages the charismatic, 27-year-old, who unified the IBF and WBA titles in front of a record-equalling 90,000 crowd, emulating his idol, Muhammad Ali, by taking his special talent around the world. "I was planning to do it but it didn't work", Klitschko said. Joshua dropped Klitschko once in the 5th and then twice more in the 11th before the fight was stopped.

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Tillerson meets ASEAN ministers to seek support on North Korea

In his first meeting with all members of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ), Tillerson also called on rival claimants in the South China Sea to cease all island building and militarization while talks aimed at creating a maritime code of conduct were underway.

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Trump wants 15 percent corporate tax rate

A White House spokeswoman had not responded to questions about the AP report and coming tax plan. Trump has also proposed some sort of "reciprocity" tax that would hit imports from countries that have taxes or tariffs against USA exports.

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China's homegrown C919 passenger jet completes maiden flight

By the end of past year, 21 customers had placed orders for more than 500 C919 aircraft, and COMAC expects to sell at least 2,000. COMAC has already received orders for 570 C919s from domestic aviation and leasing companies, benefitting from the national market, which is the second-largest in the world.

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Tesla Burning Through Money To Ensure Model 3 Hits Production On Time

Even false rumors can send Tesla shares higher. The company had seen orders of the Model S hurt by confusion among customers, who were under the impression that the $35,000 Model 3 was an upgrade from the Model S, Musk said . On a per-share basis, Tesla's net loss narrowed to $2.04 from $2.13. The company reported a revenue of $2.7 billion against analysts estimates of $2.6 billion, a beat of just over 3%.

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GOP-led panel OKs bill to overhaul Dodd-Frank

Note, too, that the Democrats held their own hearing on the CHOICE Act last Friday, in which they emphasized how the bill would harm consumers, investors, and the economy; while highlighting the ways that Dodd-Frank has kept consumers safer following the financial crisis.

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US employers added 211000 jobs, rate fell to 4.4 percent

The federal government continued to boost its head count in Ottawa-Gatineau, adding about 600 workers to bring the total number of federal employees in the region to 153,500. Hiring in the United States rebounded in April as employers added a brisk 211,000 jobs, a sign that the economy's slump in the first three months of the year could prove temporary.

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China's first big passenger plane takes off for maiden flight

China's first large homemade passenger jetliner is due to make its maiden flight from Shanghai later Friday, May 5, 2017. The C919, with over 150 seats and a standard range of 4,075 kilometers, is expected to compete with the updated Airbus 320 and Boeing's new-generation 737, which now dominate the market, the report said.

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Slaying of camp workers on California beach may be solved

The pair were found shot dead on a beach near Jenner, California, on August 18, 2004. Both were shot in the head at close range with a rifle, Freitas said. Authorities have said neither victim had been robbed or sexually assaulted. When Gallon was arrested in his brother's death, detectives took another opportunity to talk to him about the killings in Jenner.

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Low for gold as dollar rises following Fed rate hold

In London, spot gold was down 0.3% to $1,234.88 an ounce in early trade. Gold inched up on Friday as the euro rose against the dollar, but was on track for its biggest weekly fall since November on receding political risks in France and the expectation of a U.S.

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Man Asks for Gluten Free Meal on Flight, Gets a Banana Instead

The airline has since apologised to Mr Pavelka and says it will review how its gluten free options are served. And although earlier in the flight, Pavelka received a full meal for dinner, his breakfast left him "speechless". We've all heard and made jokes about airline food. He doesn't blame the attendant, however: "The other passengers were laughing a little bit at it".

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US Federal Reserve holds interest rates steady

The unemployment rate, however, fell to 4.5 percent - marking its lowest level in 10 years. Inflation had been edging higher, but the so-called core PCE price index increased 1.6 percent in the 12 months through March, the smallest gain since last July.

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QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Shares Bought by Prospera Financial Services Inc

Alpha Cubed Investments LLC increased its stake in shares of QUALCOMM by 14.1% in the third quarter. The stock closing price is now trading downward to its 50 day moving average with change of -10.96%, tumbled to its 20 day moving average with figure of -13.75% and behind its 200 day moving average with value -31.73%.


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