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Buffett: United Airlines Made A 'Terrible Mistake' In Passenger Incident

But the billionaire said on CNBC television that the incident did not undermine his investment strategy, in which his Berkshire Hathaway Inc BRKa.N became the largest investor in the airline's parent, United Continental Holdings Inc UAL.N .

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What does President Trump's tax plan look like?

The president told Bloomberg he was willing to surrender parts of the tax plan in negotiations with Congress but refused to specify which parts. He also repeated his call for a "reciprocal tax", which would be aimed at imposing levies on imports to match the rates that each country charges on US exports.

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Najib joins world leaders at Beijing Belt and Road Forum roundtable summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged world leaders to reject protectionism on Monday at a summit positioning Beijing as a champion of globalisation, as some countries raised concerns over his trade ambitions. Speaking at Beijing's Mao-era Great Hall of the People on Sunday night Xi claimed his " project of the century" would "add splendour to human civilisation" and help build a new era of harmony and trade.

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Brokers Issue New Targets On Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY)

It has underperformed by 21.78% the S&P500. For trailing twelve months, EPS value for the stock is $-3.26. The counter witnessed a trading volume of 5.76 million shares versus an average volume of 3.92 million shares during last trading session.

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Amtrak Engineer Charged With Manslaughter for 2015 Crash

While local prosecutors declined to press charges, Pennsylvania law allows for private criminal complaints to be filed. The family submitted an affidavit stating that Bostian was going more than twice the speed limit. However, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that nothing struck his locomotive. The crash happened in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015.

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ObamaCare Architect: GOP Health Care Bill is Inadequately Funded

The American Health Care Act, as passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, will increase costs and decrease coverage for lower-income and older Americans, while giving tax cuts to households with $250,000 or more in income. Blum insisted people would not lose Medicaid coverage, if they don't let their coverage lapse. Under the House bill, states now have the option of opting out of that provision.

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T dept launches new facility to link Aadhaar with PAN

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, through an amendment to the Finance Bill for 2017-18, had made Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns and provided for linking of PAN with Aadhaar to curb tax evasion through use of multiple PAN cards.

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Hope for improved China, South Korea relations after leaders speak

Moon is widely expected to seek engagement with North Korea to improve long-strained ties though Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs are limiting his leeway for reconciliatory policies. "The North Korean situation is a very, very unsafe one for South Korea, for Japan, frankly for China and for the rest of the world". It wasn't clear whether Moon used the conversation to call for a renegotiation of the deal.

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China's Xi outlines plans for wide cooperation in trade plan

UN Children's Fund (Unicef) chief Anthony Lake on Monday praised the Belt and Road Initiative and said the organisation is happy to cooperate with China on it. "This project is set for uniting people, it is being created not only for development but also for the sake of achieving peace". They are also concerned about transparency and access for foreign firms to the scheme.

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Anger as North Korean missile lands in sea 100km from Russian Federation

They also acknowledged the importance of the role China is playing in its dealings with its North Korean ally. North Korean engineers "may well be able to draw warhead re-entry data from that which is applicable to their ICBM ambitions", he said.

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Derek Jeter Night Quickly Overtaken By Springer, Astros

During his remarkable career, Jeter recorded a franchise-record 3,465 hits, which also ranks sixth all-time in Major League Baseball history, ‎1,311 RBIs and 260 home runs. 2 will now be immortalized in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park alongside Babe Ruth's number 3 and Lou Gehrig's number 4. Houston, a big league-best 25-12, had been trying to move 15 games over.500 for the first time since the Astros went 89-73 in 2005 and won their only NL pennant.

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OPEC sees much higher oil supply from rivals in 2017

Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week, should give investors a clear picture of how quickly global crude inventories are falling, says CNBC . Also supporting prices were comments from Algeria's energy minister that Algeria and Iraq favour extending global supply cuts when OPEC meets this month.

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Plainfield: Happy Mother's Day

My mother is always with us all the time. We certainly can not negate the importance of mother's nurturing quality from our lives. You don't need me to tell you that its population of creatively ambitious and idiosyncratic shows has grown enormously, as has its population of cheaply made UCSs - Undiscovered Channel Shows, where you learn that a show is entering its third season and only then do you realize that (1) it exists and (2) your byzantine cable menu actually does get that ...

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Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks

It holds the control towards our network or computer until we unlock the ransom. That's why it's called ransomware. Microsoft said it pushed out automatic Windows updates to defend existing clients from WannaCry . CERT-In has been on an overdrive advising critical infrastructure agencies including banks, airports, telecom networks and stock markets to take precautions against the ransomware attack by downloading software "patches".

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JPMorgan buys office building in Ireland amid Brexit fears

The news was welcomed by both the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD, who described it as a huge vote of confidence for the government's economic policies, Minister of State for Financial Services Eoghan Murphy TD, who said the move "reflects the increasing importance of Ireland as a gateway into the Single Market".

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FTSE 100 hits new record high but TUI Group falls

European commodity shares popped higher Monday, as oil and metals prices rose, but the gains weren't enough to keep most European equity benchmarks from tilting lower, MarketWatch reports . "When oil rises and China opens its [cheque] book, this helps to lift risk sentiment and act as a soothing balm, even though geopolitical risks are rising after frequent cyber attacks all over the world and North Korea tested its most advanced missile over the weekend", wrote Kathleen Brooks, research ...

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N.Korea Tests 'New' Missile

On its first launch the missile spun out of control into the Sea of Japan after traveling 34 miles, the second missile exploded seconds after launch and the most recent test two weeks ago resulted in the missile breaking up over North Korea after traveling 21 miles.

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China's economy slows in April as credit tightens

Private investment accounts for about 60 percent of overall investment in China . Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted factory output would grow by 7.1 per cent in April, and tipped fixed asset investment to rise 9.1 per cent in Jan-April.

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Venezuela hopes no country hinders China's 'fantastic' Silk Road initiative

To provide more funding for Belt and Road cooperation, China will also encourage financial institutions to conduct overseas yuan fund business with an estimated amount of about 300 billion yuan, Xi said. The United States and other governments have said "Belt and Road" is a natural outgrowth of China's status as the biggest global trader and they welcome the investment.

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Sprint and SoftBank start informal talks over T-Mobile merger

T-Mobile declined to comment on the reported talks. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission had barred merger talks among telecommunications companies for more than a year as it conducted a $19.8 billion auction of airwaves from broadcasters for wireless use.

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Snap Chat upgraded to Neutral By JP Morgan

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Snap in a report on Monday, April 17th. 68,971,017 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 285.6% on a year-over-year basis. The 50 day moving average of NYSE:SNAP is 21.78 and the 200 day moving average is 21.81.

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United Airlines Says Some Cockpit Door Access Info Made Public

The Air Line Pilots Association, a union that represents about 55,000 pilots in the USA and Canada, said on Sunday that the issue has been fixed. "The safety of our customers and crew is our top priority and United utilizes a number of measures to keep our flight decks secure beyond door access information", United said in a statement to media outlets following the reports .

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No mass layoffs by Indian IT companies, says Nasscom

On Wednesday, it was Infosys , while on Thursday there is Tech Mahindra. At the end of December 2016, the company had over 1.17 lakh employees. The company is reported to have weeded out "non-performers" after a "rigorous performance appraisal".

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Work begins to fill hole at collapsed Hanford tunnel

Henderson said work continued overnight to prepare to fill the collapsed segment of the tunnel. Hanford, located in southcentral Washington state, has about 9,000 employees and majority were told to stay home Wednesday, Henderson said. Perry said Wednesday that the tunnel had obviously deteriorated and that the question that needs to be answered now is why. The site was established in 1943 to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons as part of the Manhattan Project.

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Deutsche reiterated Compass Group (LON:CPG) as 'Hold'

We have $15.74 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:ON worth $437.50M more. Among 29 analysts covering Diageo PLC ( LON:DGE ), 17 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 8 Hold. It has a 25.83 P/E ratio. The Firm offers its services and products to clients in the United States, Mexico and Latin America and to businesses and other providers of telecommunications services worldwide.

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Asks Donald Trump To Stay In The Paris Agreement

He had been slated later Tuesday to meet key climate and economic advisers to discuss a possible withdrawal, but a senior White House official told AFP the meeting has been postponed . The White House had previously said a decision would be reached before Trump's appearance at the summit. Under the agreement, the USA pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emission by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.

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Turkey slams USA arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight

Besides the upgrade in weapons, the Syrian forces received help in capturing the strategically important town and its adjacent dam from the USA -led global coalition fighting IS, which has provided backup with air strikes and special forces.

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Coach Buys Kate Spade

In this Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, shoppers wait in line outside a Coach factory outlet store at the Cincinnati Premium Outlets, in Monroe, Ohio. Coach said the combined firm will create a leading luxury lifestyle company with a more diverse multi-brand portfolio. Schulman officially begins his job on June 5.

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Not even the ACLU thinks Trump's religious liberty EO has teeth

One local church WAAY 31 spoke with Saturday held a vigil regarding the order - and State Line Seventh-day Adventist church Pastor Isaac Olatunji said he sees both sides in the matter. The order also "provides regulatory relief " and instructs the Department of Health and Human Services to "consider" providing religious exemptions to the Obamacare contraception and birth control health care mandate that religious organizations and companies, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor and Hobby ...

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Vodacom agrees $2.6 billion Safaricom deal to tap Kenyan market

Vodafone will continue to hold a 5% indirect interest in Safaricom following the transfer, in addition to the indirect interest held through Vodacom . A committee of Vodacom's independent non-executive directors has unanimously approved the transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of the 2017 calendar year.

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Oil takes heart from decline in United States stocks

USA crude output has grown by over 10% since mid-2016 but didn't let oil prices to surge. United States crude stockpiles posted their biggest weekly drawdown since December last week as imports dropped sharply, while inventories of refined products also fell.

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Xi, Moon agree denuclearising North Korea 'common goal'

The South Korean statement said Trump said North Korea's nuclear problem was hard, but one that could be resolved. Moon's pick for National Intelligence Service chief is Suh Hoon, a longtime intelligence official Moon said would be the right man to push reforms at NIS, which has always been accused of meddling in domestic politics.

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Vista Outdoor (VSTO) Getting Favorable Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report before the market opens on Thursday, May 11th. EPS was showed a loss of $4.66 million due to massive write-downs primarily related to its Hunting and Shooting Accessories reporting unit.

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Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican

The official did not provide any specific details and refused to say whether or not Trump will work to arrange a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas while on the trip. A USA administration official, however, said that the proposed sale was "undergoing interagency review". Government and diplomatic circles in Saudi Arabia welcomed today the announcement of the first official visit by US President Donald Trump as a significant ...

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Israel cuts funding to UNESCO

However, Netanyahu noted that more countries than usual were opposed to the UNESCO resolution: "More countries opposed this resolution than previous year and fewer countries supported it". The Swedish Foreign Ministry released a statement saying that it had "consistently strived for European Union unity on this resolution" but "since the European Union unfortunately has not been able to stay united, and since Sweden believes the current text is acceptable, Sweden has voted in favour".


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