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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 »

Delta Is Bringing Back Free Meals

Delta coach travelers on short USA routes aren't likely to get free meals, Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst at Atmosphere Research Group, said in December. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. (NYSE:DAL) is 0.91. The Average Volume (3 months) is 7.68 Million. EPS growth in past five years was 41.80% while EPS growth in next five years is projected to arrive at -0.44%. Read More »

Boeing union bid fails in South averse to organizing

Echoing elements of his campaign and his inaugural address, President Donald Trump pledged to put America back to work against the backdrop of one of the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner planes. Almost 3,000 production workers are eligible to vote in the election to determine if they'll be represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Read More »

Apple shares rally following Buffett stock purchases

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed a quarterly update on its US stock portfolio with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday. Berkshire owns 57.4 million shares of Apple as of December 31, vs 15.2 million shares three months previously, according to a regulatory filing. Read More »

Arizona woman deported to Mexico despite complying with immigration officials

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Under President Donald Trump's executive order , undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of a criminal offense are considered a priority . "She's working. She's supporting her family", Carroll said . However, when she went for an immigration check-in this week, she was detained. A Mesa mom who was ordered deported during an immigration check-in Wednesday is likely to be back in Mexico Thursday, according to her attorney. Read More »

Trump tax cut talk, China data spur risk rally

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Overseas, European stocks traded along the flatline, with the pan-European Stoxx 600 index trading around 0.06 percent higher. The ongoing corporate earnings season added to the upbeat mood. U.S. Treasury prices fell, snapping a three-day streak of declining yields; the benchmark 10-year yield finished 7 bps higher at 2.40%. Corporations with effective rates well above 35 percent would pay significantly lower taxes under either Trump's proposal or the House Republicans' tax plan. Read More »

Tar Heels amp up 3-point production entering Duke game

Amile Jefferson set a screen, and with Kennedy Meeks late to close in on Allen, the Duke star pulled up and buried a 3-pointer from the wing, his final one of the night and a make that served as a crucial dagger that put Duke in control for the final minute. Read More »

Sensex rebounds 173 points, Nifty tops 8800 in early trade

Indian shares opened higher on Friday, mirroring firm global cues, after U.S. President Donald Trump promised to unveil a comprehensive tax plan to lower the tax burden on American business and said he wanted to "develop a constructive relationship" with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Read More »

Oil Mixed as US Supplies & Dollar Rise

However, industry group American Petroleum Institute reported a slightly bigger crude build of 14.3 million barrels on Tuesday, so the EIA data confirmed already lofty expectations. "We view imports as the key driver to these large builds and as the simple reflection of the 4Q16 global oil market surplus of more than 0.5 mb/d [million barrels per day]", Courvalin, Banerjee and Mischaikow say. Read More »

Rio Tinto roars back with higher than expected dividend, $500M buyback

The world's second-biggest miner was the biggest gainer on the FTSE 100 index, adding 2.65% after revealing that its underlying earnings rose by 12% a year ago to $5.1bn (£4.1bn). Rio Tinto has also announced that it will start a$500 million share buy-back programme of Rio Tinto shares. In February previous year, the miner abandoned its progressive dividend policy saying it could no longer justify the commitment when the outlook for the global economy was worsening. Read More »

EIA Slashes Crude Oil Demand Forecast

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Still, investors are wagering that the rally isn't over. "The general perception is that OPEC is cutting production, which is supporting prices, but high stock levels, rising rig counts and growing USA production are capping gains", said Tamas Varga, analyst at London brokerage PVM Oil Associates. Read More »

Saks' Parent Company May Buy Macy's

Shares initially rose so fast that trading was temporarily halted on the New York Stock Exchange. The Wall Street Journal , citing unnamed sources that it said were familiar with the matter, reported that the two retail giants are in preliminary talks. Read More »

CBS Broadcasts Merger of Radio Unit With Entercom, Ending IPO Effort

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Entercom and CBS Radio, respective parent companies of WEEI and 98.5 The Sports Hub, announced a merger Thursday. The merger supersedes CBS Corp.'s previous plan to spin off CBS Radio as an independent company. On a revenue basis the companies claim the merger will make them the second-largest company, with revenues of around $1.7 billion over the last 12 months, compared to around $3.36 billion for iHeartMedia in the 12-month period ending September 2016, and $1.15 billion for Cumulus ... Read More »

Snapchat is Reportedly Working on Extending Their Augmented Reality Technology

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The ephemeral mobile storytelling app is going public, a move that will raise $ 3 billion and open up the books of the secretive company. On the advertising side, Snap recently struck a deal with 4C Insights, a provider of multiscreen data and media tech solutions, to enable brands and agencies to manage Snapchat ad placements from an external self-serve platform. Read More »

Bank of England: Watch Wages for Rate Signs

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Britain's central bank added it expects inflation to hit its intended 2% target in the current quarter, before growing to 2.7% in early 2018 and 2.6% in early 2019. The erosion in consumer spending power is partly down to higher consumer price inflation, which the Bank forecasts running at 2% this year, slightly higher than its previous forecast of 1.8% made in November. Read More »

Volkswagen (ETR:VOW3) World's Biggest Carmaker, Overtakes Toyota

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VW and GM, meanwhile, are likely to find this year tougher going in the Chinese market, which accounts for a big chunk of their sales. Recently, Volkswagen agreed to pay $22 billion as settlement and plead guilty to criminal charges in the US over its admission that it cheated emission test of its diesel vehicles using a software. Read More »

Ford misses on earnings

GM, however, reported 11.2 percent adjusted profit margin in North America in the third quarter, and has said it will easily eclipse its more than 10-percent margin target for the region for 2016. The company's profit sharing for 2016 is $5,000, Fiat Chrysler announced today. The second-largest US automaker said in a regulatory filing last week that it has expected a major accounting change. Read More »

Johnson & Johnson Buys Actelion For $30 Billion

The price, which equals 280.08 Swiss francs, is 23 percent above Wednesday's closing level. News of the deal sent Actelion's stock price up 21 percent. R&D NewCo will be run by Actelion founder Jean-Paul Clozel and chairman Pierre Garnier. Actelion will convene an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for shareholders to approve the distribution of shares of R&D NewCo by way of a dividend in kind to Actelion's shareholders, according to the news release. Read More »

Authorities link convicted killer Bob Evans to decades-old New Hampshire slayings

At the time of her disappearance, Beaudin was living with her boyfriend, Robert "Bob" Evans, and in recent weeks, authorities have asked the public to share any information they have about Beaudin and Evans. Baudin disappeared from her family's home in 1981. Strelzin said the four victims were dumped in the park no later than fall of 1981, but could have been killed much earlier. Read More »

Apple hits Siri for Six with Cricket Knowledge and more…

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The latest iOS 10 beta update, 10.3, is sure to bring cheer for Indian users as Siri, Apple's digital assistant, will now be offering cricket scores, stats and trivia. The conversion to the new file system will preserve existing user data and settings, but it won't be possible for users to downgrade after the migration. Read More »

Eric Bailly exits Africa Cup of Nations

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That acted as a wake-up call for Ivory Coast but, despite their best efforts, including a close-range effort from Kalou that rebounded off the post, they were unable to force a way through and the teams went into the break with the score still goalless. Read More »

MH370: transport ministers defend suspending search for missing plane

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Transport officials from Australia, Malaysia and China met on Monday in the Western Australia state capital of Perth to greet the crew of the ship that led the search, the Fugro Equator, as it returned to port. Liow also contradicted an earlier statement from his deputy that the Malaysian government was offering a reward to any private company that found the plane's fuselage. Read More »

Euro Unimpressed with ECB Decision on Rates

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However recent data have shown that inflation in the eurozone shot up to 1.1 in December, up from 0.6 percent in November, prompting critics to say the time for an exit from stimulus is approaching. He said it will continue, as announced a year ago, until December 2017, but be cut from €80bn to €60bn per month from March. "We have to be patient", he said. Read More »

China says capital formation accounted for 42.2 pct of 2016 GDP growth

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However, it said that industrial output growth slowed for the year, down to 6 per cent from 6.1 percent in 2015. Retail sales rose 10.4 percent, down from 10.7 percent in 2015. "There are already signs that the property market is starting to cool". Auto sales have been a notable strong point in China, jumping 13.7 percent in 2016 thanks to a tax cut on smaller cars, though the incentive will be reduced this year. Read More »

Another Car Company Blows Kisses To Donald Trump

On January 3rd, Trump launched the tweet saying that "General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to USA auto dealers-tax free across border". Kia opened a new $US3 billion, 200,000 unit-a-year production line in Mexico two months before the United States presidential election, with plans to increase capacity there to 300,000 units this year and to 400,000 vehicles by the end of 2018. Read More »

United States retail sales rise as wholesale inflation slows in December

USA retail sales in November and December, when many stores get 25% of their annual sales, rose a better than expected 4 %, according to the National Retail Federation, which bases its figures on government data. An index of consumer sentiment published Friday by the University of MI fell slightly for January to a preliminary estimate of 98.1 after surging in December. Read More »

Renault to be probed over diesel emissions say French prosecutors

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Three judges have been investigating the matter since Jan 12, the source said. While she stopped short of describing the software as a defeat device of the sort used by Volkswagen to cheat on emissions tests, she said there was no doubt Fiat Chrysler's software "is contributing to illegal pollution". Read More »