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World powers drop pledge to fully oppose trade protectionism

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Rather than omit trade from the statement altogether, he said he wanted to find a formulation all could agree. At this weekend's gathering of the Group of 20 , the world's 20 largest economies, the group took a step back from its typically overt pro-free trade agenda, in the wake of pushback from the United States. Read More »

Putin says Iran is Russia's reliable and stable partner

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Iranian arms purchases and Russian investment in the Iranian energy sector are likely talking points for Rouhani, less than two months before Iran's May 19 presidential election. The rapprochement is a concern for both Saudi Arabia, Tehran's main rival for dominance in the Middle East, and for U.S. President Donald Trump, who has expressed an interest in working more closely with Russian Federation but has issued a number of harsh statements about Iran. Read More »

Lenders to face foreign investment scenario in Bank of England stress test

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said earlier this year that he did not believe leaving the European Union was the biggest threat to British financial stability, a view that has not changed. It added there would be contingency plans in place to manage potential risks as talks get underway from Wednesday. "Sudden adjustment could disrupt the provision of market liquidity and investment banking services", the BoE said. Read More »

Judge considering plan on fix for 18000 Flint water lines

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver welcomed the settlement. Flint's drinking water became contaminated with lead in April 2014, when a state-appointed emergency manager, as a short-term cost-cutting measure, switched the city's drinking water supply from Lake Huron water treated in Detroit to Flint River water treated at the Flint Water Treatment Plant. Read More »

Brazilian government orders meat recall

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China is a major importer of Brazilian meat . The corruption scandal has hurt Brazil's reputation as the world's largest meat exporter, with sales of nearly $14 billion a year ago. China is the second-largest importer of Brazilian beef, after Hong Kong, with more than $703 million in imports in 2016. According to the ministry of agriculture, China's ban on Brazilian products will be suspended on Monday, with the exception of meat processed in 21 plants still under investigation by ... Read More »

Take That in 'brilliantly funny' Carpool Karaoke sketch for Comic Relief

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With all the ingredients to become a design classic, the apron features a selection of unique, quirky and quintessentially British animal portraits including Rankin's own dog. The cash raised from your swears will help to fund Comic Relief projects that make a massive difference to countless people living really tough lives in the United Kingdom and some of the world's poorest communities. Read More »

Virgin No More: Alaska Airlines To Discontinue Virgin America Brand By 2019

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However, for all devoted Virgin America lovers, Alaska promised it would keep close to all the flair that has accompanied flights on Virgin including all the inflight entertainment that is free, mood lighting as well as boarding music. The focus of this airline has been the hip, young business travelers that fly between LA and San Francisco, as well as to Washington DC and NY from the West Coast. Read More »

US To Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

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The property tax revenue associated with the Keystone XL pipeline would help local counties and schools recover from the projected spending cuts in state aid. TransCanada, the company seeking to build the pipeline, first applied for a permit in 2008. Members of the Public Service Commission generally take about seven months to approve or deny an application, but they can postpone a decision for up to a year. Read More »

McDonald's Just Deleted This Tweet Savaging Donald Trump

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McDonald's later tweeted that its account was " compromised " but has since been secured. The company said that the account was "hacked by an external source". Trump, who is known to enjoy fast food quite a bit, once appeared in a commercial for McDonald's . The prevailing conspiracy theory is that some fed-up social media professional chose to wield their company's PR might to further their own political leanings. Read More »

Tesla Announces $1.15 Billion Capital Raise, Musk Buys Shares

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The company will sell $250 million in stock as a secondary offering, along with $750 million in debt. In fact, Tesla said in its prospectus Wednesday that Musk plans to buy another $25 million worth of stock. The Model 3 is the key to Musk's push to reach mainstream consumers. He has also borrowed $279,9m from financial institutions that aren't involved in the company's offering and are secured by a portion of Tesla stock, the company said. Read More »

Scottish Government to Seek Independence Referendum Over Brexit

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Ms May rejected Ms Sturgeon's accusation that she had failed to accommodate Scotland's interests in her approach to leaving the European Union, insisting that she was working closely with all the devolved administrations. She said Brexit had meant that the "option of no change is no longer available", but that it was now for the Scottish people to "decide the nature of that change". Read More »

Cancellations already stretching into Wednesday — Blizzard

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For Wednesday, dozens of flights have been canceled out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Boston's Logan International Airport and Chicago's Midway. Kennedy airports in NY, with more than 800 apiece; and Baltimore-Washington International, with about 500, according to FlightAware . According to the latest forecast from Weather.com, blizzard warnings remain in effect for nine northeastern states ranging from Pennsylvania to Maine . Read More »

Starbucks Introduces Special Spring-Themed Cups

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Thankfully, customers can enjoy these creations a few days early; although March 20 is the first day of spring, the cups will be available in stores March 16. The promotion will run for a limited time. We bet you can easily conjure that white cup with the green mermaid logo to your mind's eye in an instant. Read More »

Impax Laboratories (NASDAQ:IPXL) Edged Up 2.20% Premarket Trade

BMO Capital Markets reissued a market perform rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Impax Laboratories in a research report on Friday, January 13th. Impax Laboratories Inc. got Downgrade on 1-Mar-17 where investment firm Piper Jaffray Downgrade the stock from Neutral to Underweight. If you are viewing this piece of content on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States and global copyright laws. Read More »

ZTE pleads guilty in sanctions probe, may pay almost $1.2B

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It is the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history in an export control case, government officials said . ZTE, which makes smartphones and sells related telecommunications equipment in Europe, Asia and the Americas, will pay the federal government over $892 million and agreed to pay an additional $300 million if it violates the terms of the settlement. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool need more quality to address inconsistency

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The Chilean forward was a surprise omission from Arsene Wenger's starting line-up for Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield amid newspaper speculation that he walked out of a training session before the game. Before the game, it was confirmed that there was no issue with fitness, with idle speculations that he was being kept in reserve for the Champions League tie with Bayern Munich undermined by the fact that the tie is over. Read More »

Caterpillar raided in tax probe

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Caterpillar said in a statement that it is cooperating with law enforcement and that it believes the search is related to an IRS investigation of parts transactions carried out by its Swiss affiliate from 2007 to 2012. Caterpillar said it is cooperating with the investigation and did not believe it would have a material impact on its finances. Stock shares of Caterpillar Inc. Read More »

Brewer AB InBev Stung By Brazil's Weak Economy

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AB InBev acknowledged that its market share in Brazil had declined in 2016. For the year as a whole, its beer sales would have fallen by 0.1 percent, rather than the 1.4 percent decline reported. We now have operations in virtually every major beer market. Premium brand sales helped margins in North American and Europe, despite a decline in sales. Read More »

Salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Assigned A Consensus Outperform Rating

Digging a bit further, company shares have been noted -1.02% off the 52 week high and 25.88% away from the 52 week low. Pivotal Research Group analysts disclosed their opinion on salesforce .com, inc. Profit before certain items will be 25 cents to 26 cents a share, falling short of analysts' average estimate of 30 cents. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.43, for a total transaction of $855,375.00. Read More »

Jordan Peele's Movie 'Get Out' Makes $30.5 M

With a budget of under $5 million, the film was projected to make up to $20 million this weekend. Sticking with the horror genre at the box office, the fifth installment of the vampire vs. No box office data was given for CJ Entertainment's action film Fabricated City, Film Movement's drama Pelle the Conqueror, Well Go USA's comedy Punching Henry and Real Women's dramatic comedy Year By the Sea. Read More »

10 things to know about this year's Oscars

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The Los Angeles Times likewise identifies the 11 "most notable political moments" at the Oscars, including the time in 1993 that Richard Gere opted to discuss China. But given it's only up for three Oscars in total (Picture, plus Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer), it would be a major upset if it won the top prize. Read More »

Peugeot boss: we can turn around ailing Vauxhall owner

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Net profit rose 79% to EUR2.15 billion from the year before. "There is significant complementarity between the German Opel brand and our three French brands; there is very limited cross-shopping", Mr. French rival Renault made less than 60% of its sales in the region, and Germany's Volkswagen, less than half. The economy ministers of Germany and France are expected to discuss the deal at a meeting in Paris on Thursday. Read More »

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR), Alcoa Corp (NYSE:AA)

LLC boosted its stake in Portland General Electric Company by 3.0% in the second quarter. A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.15%. A number of research analysts have commented on EMR shares. Read More »

At least 11 US Jewish centers get bomb threats

Paul Area in Minnesota, Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Greater Buffalo area in New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nashville Tennessee, Houston , Texas, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The National JCC is tracking all of the threats to centers across the U.S. Though Turx had been careful to precede his question with a reassurance that he hadn't heard anyone in the Jewish community accuse Trump of being an anti-Semite, the president seemed to take the question as just that. Read More »

Budapest drops 2024 Games bid

Hungarian government officials told the Associated Press the Hungarian Olympic Committee made the decision to withdraw in conjunction with Budapest's mayor and Prime Minister Viktor Orban, although a formal vote by city leaders is still pending. Read More »

Trump Administration Set to Revoke Landmark Guidelines on Transgender Student Rights

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The policy was created to protect transgender students from harassment discrimination, maintaining that Title IX guarantees their rights to use bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identities . Transgender Survey who were out or perceived as being transgender while in school (K-12) reported being verbally harassed (54 percent), physically attacked (24 percent) or sexually assaulted (13 percent) because they were transgender. Read More »

Flu still widespread in Alabama, but season may be peaking

This year, the strain is putting older adults at risk. However, it was shown to be 73 percent effective in fighting illnesses caused by the B strain of influenza. While the most common month for peak influenza activity is January, a year ago it came in March, said Lynnette Brammer, a CDC epidemiologist. "Vaccines are never 100 percent effective". Read More »

Argos owes £2.4m in NMW underpayments

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The fine handed to the group is bigger than that faced by Sports Direct when it was fined for not paying its workers the national minimum wage. The issue, which is believed to have occurred for a few years prior to December 2016, relates to the timings of colleague briefings, which could happen before colleagues had clocked into their shifts, and to security searches, which could happen after colleagues had clocked out of their shifts - meaning they wouldn't have been paid for this work. Read More »

Watch FA Cup fifth round match on TV, online

At least the Wolves will have the home field advantage, as Chelsea heads to Molineux Stadium. Klopp pointed out that Chelsea had been lucky enough to exit the EFL Cup in the fourth round, meaning that his opposite number hadn't had to rotate beyond a group of 13-14 core players. Read More »

Trump Had Boeing CEO Listen In On Call About Lockheed With General

The call in question was to Chris Bogdan , the U.S. Air Force lieutenant general in charge of the project. "Most important, we are going to have a great product from both Boeing and Lockheed", Trump added. A Lockheed spokeswoman said the company had no comment. Boeing has pitched a stealthy F-18 as a replacement for the F-35, but experts say the capabilities of the two planes are not comparable . Read More »