Economy

Florida Leaders Give Bipartisan Support To Syria Airstrike

Western leaders backed the USA action, saying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had brought it on himself. "Look at Iraq, look at Libya", he said , referring to Western interventions that unleashed years of chaos in those countries. "Those days are over". U.S. officials blame Moscow for propping up Assad. A Russian news agency reported that a frigate would enter the Mediterranean Sea and visit a Syrian base. Read More

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Gorsuch takes first of 2 oaths

He joins a court that has five Catholics and three Jews. Gorsuch's appointment was met with a great deal of controversy. Gorsuch won support from 51 of the chambers' Republicans as well as three moderate Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won last fall: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. Read More

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Governor Jerry Brown Cautions Water Conservation Necessary: Rules Drought Emergency Over

So, while reservoirs around most of the state are brimming, bans against hosing down driveways and sidewalks, irrigating landscaping within 48 hours of rainfall and other water-waste prohibitions will remain in effect. Gov. Brown, our children, grandchildren, and future generations of Californians are counting on you. The State Water Resources Control Board will continue to enforce urban controls, including reporting requirements, and the state will continue to respond to an unprecedented ... Read More

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Bank of England involved in Libor scandal, reports the BBC

Bank of England involved in Libor scandal, reports the BBC

Banks so far have been fined £6 billion ($7.44 billion) so far for routinely "lowballing" the rate to take into account the commercial interests of the bank. The new Panorama tape suggests pressure was being applied on traders from the Bank of England itself and from within Whitehall. "From the primary evidence I have seen, firstly the internal audio recording between a senior manager, Dearlove, and his subordinate Johnson, who was a LIBOR submitter, was that Barclays was pressured". Read More

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Judge approves plan on fix for 18000 Flint water lines

Crews have been replacing pipes for months in Flint, where residents still feel betrayed by a series of devastating decisions that caused the crisis. Unfortunately, Flint, Michigan still doesn't have clean water. The state will also monitor the water quality of a sampling of homes after the replacement, and hire an independent third party to test and monitor a sampling of at least 100 homes for at least three years. Read More

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Trump administration says Russia, Iran enabled Syria chemical attack

Syrian state news agency SANA said Assad told Rouhani the Syrian people and army were "determined to crush terrorism in every part of Syrian territory" and thanked him for Iran's support for "the Syrian nation". "I think that's dependent on the actors that are at play". The hope, he said, is that "we can navigate a political outcome in which the Syrian people, in fact, will determine Bashar al-Assad's fate and his legitimacy". Read More

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Bill Clinton tweets about visiting Bushes in Houston

Bill Clinton tweets about visiting Bushes in Houston

Clinton gave Bush styles from Socksmith's Honey Bees and Labrador novelty lines. One pair is green with pictures of chocolate labs, and another is light blue with bright yellow bumblebees. His embrace of whimsical socks hasn't gone unnoticed. "(Bush) has been known for wearing coloUrful socks for years, but it has been most noticed really ever since he has been depending on wheelchairs for mobility - exposing his ankles", the former President's spokesman Jim McGrath told the New York Daily ... Read More

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San Diegans fight to close the pay gap

San Diegans fight to close the pay gap

And on average, the wage gap is even wider for women of color than it is for white women. If the wage gap closed, The National Partnership of Women and Families says IL women could afford food for one and a half more years, almost seven more months of mortgage payments and almost a year of rent. Read More

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BC Liberals stand pat with platform

BC Liberals stand pat with platform

She said the party needs four more years to continue its work. Clark campaigned in 2013 on eliminating the province's debt through revenue from a liquefied natural gas industry, but her goals on Monday were more modest - aiming for three LNG plants "moving to construction" by 2020. Read More

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Video of United passenger dragged off aircraft causes outrage

The airline said it had asked for volunteers to leave because additional flight crew needed to get to Louisville. Not giving up a seat on an overbooked flight led to an upsetting scene on a United Airlines flight on Sunday night. "Look what you did to him!" Passengers asked to get off the plane as a medical crew came on to deal with the passenger, she said, and passengers were then told to go back to the gate so that officials could "tidy up" the plane before taking off. Read More

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New report gives US airlines better grades

New report gives US airlines better grades

Of 12 leading US carriers, only American, JetBlue and Virgin America got worse. The airline flies numerous routes from both Cleveland Hopkins and Akron-Canton airports. Hawaiian had the best on-time performance, at 91 percent, while Spirit had the worst, at 74 percent. Alaska Airlines (file image) has claimed the top spot in an annual ranking report of USA carriers for 2017. Read More

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Schumer, Gillibrand, Reed, back Trump response to Syria

Schumer, Gillibrand, Reed, back Trump response to Syria

In the wake of President Trump ordering a strike on an airfield in Syria, several lawmakers, including Sen. Co-host Joy Behar addressed former President Barack Obama's "red line" in Syria. Obama had threatened Assad with military action after an earlier chemical weapons attack killed hundreds outside Damascus. The Syrian government denies using chemical weapons. Read More

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Lewis Hamilton predicts toughest title fight of his career

By now, Verstappen was up to an incredible second, but the Dutchman's only error of a spectacular race, was over-cooking the penultimate corner on ageing tyres. Max at that stage seemed happy with his vehicle than Daniel and for the first time in the race they started to race each other and Max made a good pass with Daniel giving him enough space on lap 11, 12 and thereafter Max was able to chase after Lewis but as the circuit dried out, the performance advantage that Mercedes had shone through. Read More

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Turnbull works on strategic ties in India

Mr Turnbull said it is now up to the United Nations Security Council and Russian Federation in particular, to bring this conflict to an end. Ahead of his visit, Australia's High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu had clearly said that the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) will not be signed during the trip. Read More

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Hannity on Trump's Syria Strike: 'Instead of Weakness, We Now Have Strength'

The 4000-tonne Admiral Grigorovich is equipped with the potentially deadly Kalibr cruise missiles and last night was headed to dock in the Syrian port of Tartus, reported Russia's official TASS News Agency. Washington warned Syria more military strikes could follow if they continue to launch chemical attacks, but would prefer a diplomatic solution. The Kremlin is making the argument that the USA cruise missile strike-which included fifty-nine Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from the ... Read More

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The L Brands Sees Unusually High Options Volume (LB)

The L Brands Sees Unusually High Options Volume (LB)

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Mizuho set a $65.00 price objective on shares of L Brands and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, January 5th. L Brands's revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that ACCO Brands will post $1.07 earnings per share for the current year. Read More

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European Union expands sanctions against North Korea as Trump meets Xi

Trump "made clear that the United States will continue to strengthen its ability to deter and defend itself and its allies with the full range of its military capabilities", the White House said in a statement about the call. The Trump administration has been hoping to convince China to step up pressure on the reclusive North Korea government to curtail its nuclear program. Read More

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Microsoft will sell customized "Microsoft Edition" versions of Samsung Galaxy S8

Rather than feeling let down, though, we're trying to take solace in knowing that Samsung started with a very good thing, and looks like it's made it better - even if not by a huge degree. Samsung said the accessory will be available globally when the S8 and S8 Plus hit the market. You'll be able to attach a monitor, keyboard and a mouse, but you'll still be using Android apps. Read More

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Trump quietly signs bill killing internet privacy rules

Trump quietly signs bill killing internet privacy rules

Experts say federal law still requires broadband providers to protect customer information but it doesn't spell out how or what companies must do, which is what the online privacy rule aimed to do. The rules were first adopted in October by the FCC and were due to enter in effect this spring. The bill could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits, AFP reports. Read More

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Gender pay gap reporting begins

Gender pay gap reporting begins

Recently, Iceland's parliament has passed on a bill that requires public and private businesses to produce proof that they offer equal pay to employees. This data comes from an analysis released this week by the National Partnership for Women and Families, that found women employed full-time, year-round across the USA are paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. Read More

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Malaysia Airlines Plane In Landing Accident

Malaysia Airlines Plane In Landing Accident

Flight MH2718 from Kuala Lumpur skidded off the runaway upon landing during a downpour at the Sibu Airport on Saturday night. According to the authorities, the flights that were cancelled would have left for or arrived from Johor Baru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Bintulu, Miri and Kuching. Read More

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Is North Korea putting nuclear-tipped bargaining chip on table

North Korea considers Syria an ally. South Korea's women's football team are also on a rare trip to Pyongyang, where they are scheduled to play North Korea in an Asian Cup qualifying tournament on Friday. Recently during his first trip to Asia as Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson adroitly declared that North Korea is the most unsafe place anywhere. "We will bolster up in every way our capability for self-defense to cope with the USA evermore reckless moves for a war and defend ourselves ... Read More

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Trump, Japan's Abe Agree to Keep Unity on North Korea: NHK

This is probably the best way to deal with the latest temper tantrum from a country that has menaced the region and exploited regional tensions with missiles for a quarter century . Experts said that the U.S. airstrike is a message to North Korea and China showing the United States has the will and means to take military action, though there appears to be a slim chance of Washington attacking North Korea. Read More

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