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G-7 ministers appeal to Russian Federation on Syria but reject sanctions

G-7 ministers appeal to Russian Federation on Syria but reject sanctions

Last week's nerve gas attack in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed more than 80 people, stirred Trump - who was previously cool to the idea of USA intervention - to strike for the first time at Assad's forces. A day before the Khan Shekhoun attack, Haley indicated the United States had ditched the Obama administration's policy of removing Assad. "Of course, everybody understands that Russian Federation has political and strategic interests in Syria". Read More

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US stocks close slightly higher with energy gains

Geopolitical concerns continued to build after North Korea denounced the USA deployment of a navy strike group to the Korean Peninsula and warned that it was ready for war. Individual movers: Shares in United Continental Holdings Inc.(UAL) is down 2.6%, paring some of their earlier losses. The whiff of a potential company sale also drew investors to buy up shares in Whole Foods Market. Read More

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Dollar near 5-month low vs yen amid geopolitical risk

Dollar near 5-month low vs yen amid geopolitical risk

The US dollar index, which gauges the US currency against a basket of six major peers, was off 0.3 per cent on the day at 100.71. As a result, 10-year US Treasury yields declined which resulted in broad pressure on the greenback. Navy strike group Carl Vinson from port calls to Australia toward the Korean peninsula as a show of force. "But there is position-squaring whenever risk aversion rises", he said. Read More

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If You're 20 and a Woman, Pay Gap Will Cost You $418K

If You're 20 and a Woman, Pay Gap Will Cost You $418K

It took 94 extra days in 2017 to equal a man's 2016 pay. The pay gap means women lose around $10,470 in median earnings a year, according to a March report from the NWLC. Women on average are paid 20% less than men in the USA, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research . Equal Pay Day represents the date that US working women's pay catches up to men's from the prior year. Read More

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Excitement builds before Blue Jays home opener

Excitement builds before Blue Jays home opener

The Brewers beat the Cubs 2-1 on Friday in 11 innings. In a pre-game ceremony Tuesday night, Donaldson will receive the Silver Slugger trophy he won a year ago as the American League's best-hitting third baseman. "We taxed the bullpen pretty good", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday. Rays: OF Colby Rasmus (hip surgery) missed a third straight game on his rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte due to knee soreness stemming from a collision in the outfield Thursday night. Read More

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Fire company nixes Easter egg hunt due to 'unruly' crowds

Ages 0-4 will be at the Tommy Smith Ballfield at 10 a.m. Ages 5-8 will be at the Justice Ballfield at 10:10 a.m. Ages 9-12 will be at the Amphitheater at 10:20 a.m. Lunch with the Easter Bunny will follow. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Easter Sunday sunrise service at Peggs Community Church, 6459 Highway 82, will begin at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast at 8:45. Read More

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Breitbart writers told to curb attacks against Jared Kushner, Trump advisor

Breitbart writers told to curb attacks against Jared Kushner, Trump advisor

Reuters reported on Saturday, citing an unnamed senior administration official, that Priebus told Bannon and Kushner to "stop with the palace intrigue", and said Bannon and Kushner agreed to "bury the hatchet". White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus ordered the meeting at the request of the president, according to reports. " Steve Bannon is an island unto himself in the White House". Read More

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American Navy Strike Group Moving Toward Korean Peninsula

American Navy Strike Group Moving Toward Korean Peninsula

USA warships are moving toward the Korean Peninsula in a "prudent" move aimed at clamping down on North Korea's provocations, which reached new heights last week with a missile test. This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime. The Associated Press notes: "North Korea has pledged to bolster its defenses to protect against such airstrikes". Read More

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The Hot Stock: Whole Foods Climbs 10%

Whole Foods' nose-diving stock has lost nearly half its value since 2013; Jana thinks an important first order of business should be a little board-of-directors spring-cleaning. The Austin, Texas-based retailer, beleaguered by heightened competition and six quarters of same-store sales declines, recently cut its full-year sales and profit forecast and revealed plans to close 9 of its 469 stores this quarter. Read More

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Sunny skies, high near 81 for your Monday

Sunny skies, high near 81 for your Monday

Southeast wind 13-17 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 22 miles per hour. Saturday's high temperatures in the Eugene area will be in the low 50s. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. The wind will pick up to between 15 and 20 miles per hour, with gusts to 28 miles per hour possible. Thursday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Read More

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City regulators investigate Barclays boss Jes Staley

City regulators investigate Barclays boss Jes Staley

It is believed they raised concerns about the way in which Mr Main was hired. Justice Department investigators are joining the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and New York's Department of Financial Services to investigate the bank, and are investigating whether a United States government employee had violated Section 922 of Dodd-Frank by helping Barclays unmask the whistleblower , sources said. Read More

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North Korea: Trump's airstrikes in Syria justify its nuclear weapons program

North Korea: Trump's airstrikes in Syria justify its nuclear weapons program

The talks took place against the backdrop of mounting uncertainties, given tensions that have been rising in trade, maritime issues and the Korean Peninsula. Satellite imagery analysis suggests it could be preparing for a sixth, with U.S. intelligence officials warning that Pyongyang could be less than two years away from its goal of striking the continental United States. Read More

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Trump, Saudi king discuss US strikes on Syria

Tillerson says the Islamic State group is a threat not just to the USA but to stability in the region. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara sees the USA intervention in Syria as appropriate but not enough. Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said he told Tillerson that Tokyo supports the U.S. in its push to "deter the spread and use of chemical weapons", and discussed the pressing North Korean nuclear threat. Read More

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Coalition, Vetted Syrian Opposition Forces Repel ISIS Attack

Coalition, Vetted Syrian Opposition Forces Repel ISIS Attack

Two of the fighters in the convoy were killed in the ambush. US and coalition forces killed the ISIS fighters through direct fire and airstrikes, leaving zero survivors. Pentagon officials have said ISIS could increase attacks in southern Syria as pressure mounts on the group's Syrian capital of Raqqa. The vehicle laden with explosives rammed an entrance to the base, and a senior rebel source from one of the USA -backed rebel groups involved in the fight told Reuters there were clashes ... Read More

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Joe Thomas blasts United Airlines after it 're-accomodated' passenger

The Chicago Aviation Department said it has suspended one of the officers involved. The incident has prompted one security officer's suspension and created a publicity nightmare for United . Another man travelling with high school students stood up at that point and said they were getting off the plane, she said. PR Week said it focused mainly on the Munoz's communication style in relation to United employees and union leaders as well as recent hires in corporate communications. Read More

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Hornby Plc (HRN) Receives "Buy" Rating from Numis Securities Ltd

Macquarie upgraded Utilitywise (LON:UTW)'s stock to a Outperform rating. The principal activity of the Company is the design of computer software for healthcare professionals, mainly general practitioners, community pharmacists, secondary and specialist care providers and other clinicians, together with the hosting, provision of specialist information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and support of computer systems for healthcare professionals and other related users. Read More

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'Overwatch' April Event: Leaked Trailer Teases Upcoming 'Insurrection'

The new event will apparently start tomorrow and contain a revamped version of the Kings Row map, as well as new Overwatch skins. Insurrection will run from April 12th to May 2nd. If these are the skins, what are your thoughts on them? While that wish was not obviously granted, it appears that Blizzard has listened to the positive feedback to the game mode and has re-released it in Insurrection . Read More

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Delta cancels flights for 3rd day after storm hits Atlanta

Severe thunderstorms in the Atlanta area on Wednesday began the chain of events that led to over 3200 Delta flights being canceled since then. "We, as always, learn from these experiences". "The resulting recovery has not been ideal", he added. Those cancelations came after about 3,000 flights had already been canceled nationwide this week, leaving passengers desperate to get to their destinations frustrated and exhausted. Read More

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Wells Fargo orders former execs to pay back $75 million

Wells Fargo orders former execs to pay back $75 million

In some cases, Wells Fargo customers faced various fees for accounts they did not request, or bank employees took money from an authorized account to create a fake one. McKinsey's performance was an outstanding demonstration of the worthlessness of management consultants: The firm produced a 402-page report that the Shearman investigators say "identified the need to "manage.the risks associated with sales, '" but "without further description of the actual problems". Read More

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Straight Path, Swift jump while Intrawest slumps

Straight Path, Swift jump while Intrawest slumps

To view the full article, register now. The acquisition, expected to close within a year, gives AT&T access to Straight Path's. Straight Path stock (NYSE MKT: STRP ) was up $53.38 to $89.86 per share. AT&T noted that it has been conducting 5G trials since last fall. Straight Path's board had previously announced a strategic alternatives process to maximize shareholder value, and the deal officially ends that process. Read More

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Passenger is dragged off overbooked United flight

USA airlines bumped 40,000 passengers past year, not counting those who volunteered to give up their seats. "Airline contracts of carriage state that seats are not guaranteed, and are written for the airline's convenience not the passengers", George Hobica, founder and president of Airfarewatchdog.com, said of USA guidelines. Read More

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The Heat: Xi-Trump Summit wraps up in Florida

According to Blinken, negotiation is the only way to resolve the North Korean issue eventually and it should be done "when North Korea is prepared to engage in meaningful, authentic and credible discussions about denuclearization". The Chinese have opposed efforts to remove Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad from power and probably took offense at the attack, said Dennis Wilder, former senior director for Asia during the George W. Read More

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Wells claws back $75 million from top execs in sales scandal

Wells claws back $75 million from top execs in sales scandal

Wells Fargo's legal department failed to appreciate the seriousness of high-pressure sales goals that led to the creation of unauthorized customer accounts, according to a report released on Monday by the bank's independent board members. The Times notes that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Labor Department has also ordered Wells Fargo to reinstate another whistleblower who was sacked and pay him $5.4 million, and a third woman, fired in 2011 under similar ... Read More

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Mamata meets Modi, seeks funds for West Bengal

The chief minister's meeting with Modi is seen as the beginning of her prolonged bargaining with the Centre. Drawing the PM's attention to the problems arising out of lack of funds, she said dues worth Rs 10,469.01 crore were pending with the Centre for MNREGA, Swachh Bharat Mission, food subsidy among other programmes. Read More

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