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US House also votes to repeal broadband privacy rules

US House also votes to repeal broadband privacy rules

Republicans said former President Barack Obama's appointee to the F.C.C., Tom Wheeler, had levied many overbearing regulations for providers that dwarfed their competition with companies such as Google and Netflix. Critics of the countermeasure backed by the Republicans warn that ISPs will be now free to sell customers' private data without their consent. Before the Bill was put to vote, Senator Charles E. Read More

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Anti-corruption leader Navalny jailed after Moscow protest

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the detention of "peaceful protesters, human rights observers and journalists is an affront to core democratic values". Tens of thousands of anti-corruption protesters took to the streets across Russian Federation on Sunday (Monday NZT) in the biggest show of defiance since 2011-2012 anti-government protests. Read More

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Toshiba says Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

Bankruptcy Court of NY. TOKYO (AP ) Japan's embattled Toshiba Corp. says its US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection. Bankruptcy will allow Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse to assess whether to continue construction of the first new USA nuclear power projects in three decades for utility companies SCANA Corp SCG.N and Southern Co SO.N . Read More

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Earnings On Deck For Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc

Earnings On Deck For Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc

Dave & Buster's Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) opened at 62.19 on Friday. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. increased its stake in Dave & Buster's Entertainment by 7.5% in the fourth quarter . the EPS stands at 0.25 for the previous quarter , while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 0.14, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts' expectations. Read More

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Australia overcome UAE in World Cup qualifier

Australia overcome UAE in World Cup qualifier

UAE-based midfielder Mark Milligan received his second yellow card in the qualifying phase and will now miss Australia's next qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Adelaide on June 8. That match in Iran saw the introduction of the new playing formation that leads itself to attacking opportunities to can also result in the opposition being handed chances to apply pressure. Read More

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Stocks in Focus as Trump Aims to Dump Clean Power

Stocks in Focus as Trump Aims to Dump Clean Power

President Donald Trump's executive order to review and possibly roll back the Clean Power Plan is drawing response from attorneys general in several states - including CT. Today, President Trump will sign an executive order rolling back climate progress. Millions of Americans and an extraordinarily broad and diverse coalition - including numerous states and cities, former Republican heads of EPA, leading businesses such as Google and Apple, numerous power companies, public health groups ... Read More

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Police union warns of Trump's sanctuary city plan

But the AG dangled a carrot in front of the cities, saying that to get the money, they must prove that they're following federal laws that require local authorities to share individuals' immigration statuses with federal agents. Despite Mayor Kenney's firm stance on the issue of Philly as a sanctuary city, City Council President Darrel Clarke has called for the city to rethink its status if it means losing funding. Read More

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Malaysia Feb Inflation Highest in 8 Years, but Rates Seen on Hold

Malaysia Feb Inflation Highest in 8 Years, but Rates Seen on Hold

However, the gain comes after the currency plunged over 20% between 2015 and 2016, which dragged Malaysia's worldwide reserves down to $94.5 billion previous year from $115.9 billion at the end of 2014. "Malaysia has always been on the global investment radar". "Any further weakness, especially if the ringgit trend towards the RM4.50/US dollar psychological barrier, as part of its commitment, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) will likely step in to defend the currency against exchange rate ... Read More

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A look at issues now that Britain has started to leave EU

A look at issues now that Britain has started to leave EU

Concern over the large number of European Union nationals who have moved to Britain in recent years was a major factor for many Britons who voted "leave" in last year's referendum. The June vote for Brexit was only won by a narrow 52-48 margin, and many Britons still oppose leaving, while Scotland's nationalist government is now calling for a fresh referendum on independence. Read More

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang: Optimistic about relations between United States and China

Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Japan, South Korea and China beginning later this week, with tensions soaring in the region. "No mater what bumps the China-U.S. Li said China would "continue to be a strong driving force in the face of a sluggish global economy recovery". Instead of resorting to massive stimulus, China has innovated macro-control approaches, upgraded industrial and consuming patterns and fostered new growth sources to keep the economic running in a ... Read More

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China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rules

China affirms climate pledge after Trump rolls back rules

In the past several months, White House officials have often repeated that, whatever policies Trump implements, the E.P.A. will continue to enforce the rules that "provide for clean air and clean water", as mandated by Congress. In Appalachia, the only way to boost coal production is to blow up more mountains. You know what this says? President Trump has flip-flopped once again on his promise to protect LGBT workers who work for federal contractors from workplace discrimination. Read More

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The Flash: Did We Just Find Out Season 4's Big Bad?

The Flash: Did We Just Find Out Season 4's Big Bad?

Barry and Iris are at the apartment discussing what they should do with Kadabra - Barry wants to release him and find out Savitar's identity while Iris thinks he should remain jailed. While Barry clearly hasn't learned anything from his previous attempts to mess with time, audiences will at least get to see what things look like in the year 2024. Read More

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Latham sacked by Sky News after calling school student 'gay'

Latham sacked by Sky News after calling school student 'gay'

Mr Latham has today been savaged by members of his party-faithful, namely Labor leader Bill Shorten and deputy Tania Plibersek. However, "The Real Mark Latham " was quick to point out "I love gays!" The controversial remarks were made during the March 12 edition of the Sky News program Outsiders , in which Latham and his co-hosts, Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean, discussed a video created by Sydney Boys High School students. Read More

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Oil Slips Toward $50 On Doubts Over Output-cut Extension

May crude rose 63 cents, or 1.3%, to $49 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. U.S. crude futures surged to almost a two-week high after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that crude inventories rose 867,000 barrels last week, almost half the build expected, as refineries ramped up processing after seasonal maintenance and imports dropped and exports rose. Read More

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Brussels kills off LSE-Deutsche Boerse merger

Brussels kills off LSE-Deutsche Boerse merger

The EU antitrust enforcer said the exchanges did not offer sufficient concessions to allay its concerns. Deutsche Boerse said it was disappointed by the commission's decision. That was rebuffed, as was a later offer from Deutsche Boerse in 2004. FILE - In this February 23, 2016 file photo the bull statue stands in front of the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany. Read More

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Pending Home Sales Surge 5.5% To Highest In 10 Months

Pending Home Sales Surge 5.5% To Highest In 10 Months

Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes jumped to a 10-month high in February, pointing to robust demand for housing ahead of the busy spring selling season. That's the highest level in close to a year. All major regions saw a drastic increase from last month's levels. The national median existing-home price this year is expected to increase around 4 percent. Read More

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Elon Musk's latest target: Brain-computer interfaces

Neuralink is reportedly developing "neural lace" technology that would allow human brains to interface with machines without a physical connection. In July 2016, Elon Musk registered Neuralink as a medical research. He also chatted to some of his Twitter followers about Neural Lace, which refers to the idea of humans installing hardware in their brains that would grow with the brain, triggering chemicals just by thinking about something. Read More

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New Zealand beats Fiji 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

New Zealand beats Fiji 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

Hudson said he was the clear difference in the improvement in performance from his team. "It's an awesome achievement not just for him but for my family as well". "It's a big big progression from where we were previous year when we played against the island teams", he said. "Whenever we tried to play through them or put a cross in there was a load of bodies in there". Read More

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OPEC leans toward oil cut extension, but non-members need to be in

To try to counteract the increase in US production and drive up the oil prices , OPEC, Russia , and 10 other key non-OPEC countries made an agreement late last year to cut production for the first half of this year. The glut of USA shale could push the market back to oversupplied levels, putting downward pressure on crude's ability to rally. OPEC oil supply cuts and chilly temperatures in Asia and Europe increased LNG demand. Read More

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Hurricane makes 'largest undeveloped' oil find in UK waters

Hurricane makes 'largest undeveloped' oil find in UK waters

Hurricanes chief executive officer, Robert Trice, said there are “exciting times” ahead for the company, which has seen its shares jump 6 percent following the announcement of the Greater Lancaster Area discovery. Meanwhile, global energy services company Wood Group has been awarded a £40 million contract with Premier Oil to deliver topside operations and maintenance services to the Balmoral floating production vessel (FPV) in the central North Sea and the Solan installation, west of Shetland. Read More

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European Union leaders mark 60th anniversary of Rome treaty

But 48% voted to stay - and are unhappy with May's plans to leave the EU's single market in order to cut immigration, and her refusal to guarantee the rights of three million Europeans living in Britain. She said: "I think Britain is doing the most awful mistake to pull out of it". The rallies also marked a strong expression of disapproval for the country's government in Warsaw that is dubious of European Union membership. Read More

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Crude oil futures down 0.45% on weak overseas cues

USA crude oil stocks rose to a record high in mid-March, according to Energy Information Administration data. Analysts surveyed by S&P Global Platts estimate USA crude stockpiles rose by 300,000 barrels in the week ended March 24. Olivier Jakob, of oil consultancy Petromatrix, said that with the revision of the ministerial committee's statement, it was becoming more hard to know who was responsible for what in OPEC. Read More

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Britain launches European Union exit process

January 23, 2013: British Prime Minister David Cameron promises a referendum on Britain's membership to the European Union if the Conservative party is elected in the next general election. "In these negotiations the Union will act as one and preserve its interests", they said in the statement. But for Britons who voted 52 to 48 percent to leave the bloc in a referendum nine months ago, it was a time for celebration. Read More

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Trump's Climate Order Could Send More Pollution Toward Trump Tower

Trump's Climate Order Could Send More Pollution Toward Trump Tower

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order reviewing the Clean Power Plan , which established greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction requirements for the country's existing fossil fuel-fired power plants. Former vice president Al Gore called Trump's move a "misguided step away from a sustainable, carbon-free future". Trump proclaimed the order as "the start of a new era of American energy production" that would "restore economic freedom and allow our workers to thrive ... Read More

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Halliburton Company (HAL) Coverage Initiated at Tudor Pickering

Halliburton Company (HAL) Coverage Initiated at Tudor Pickering

Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, thirty-two have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 15,418 shares in the company, valued at approximately $811,449.34. The stock now shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -10.92 percent while its Weekly performance value is -4.25%. Read More

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Should you give your kids access to your credit card?

Should you give your kids access to your credit card?

More than half of cardholders in the US who asked, were able to get their annual fee waived completely-meanwhile 31 percent who asked were successful in bringing down the fee to a lower amount. Waive a late payment fee . He said if you are facing issues with your chip card when you pay to "take the time, call the 1-800 number on the back of your card and get that replaced as soon as you can". Read More

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Uber's Self-Driving Cars Return To Roads After Accident

This crash happened after police said a private auto, being driven by a human, failed to give way at an intersection and the two vehicles hit each other. As required by law, there was a human behind the wheel of the vehicle. With autonomous testing operations up and running again, Uber dodged another bullet that could have potentially cost them dearly. Read More

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BlackRock bets on robots to improve stock-picking

BlackRock bets on robots to improve stock-picking

The world's largest fund manager is to rely more on the judgment of robots than people when making its decisions on which stocks to buy and sell, The Wall Street Journal reports . BlackRock's equity offering will be split into four new categories and a new product range, Advantage , will be launched as a core alpha product and is expected to include nine mutual funds. Read More

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