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Health bill teeters on the brink as House OK's budget bill

Mr Trump said Republicans had to acquiesce to Democratic demands in the spending bill as the party's majority was too slim to win the 60 Senate votes needed to advance the legislation without them. Republicans' major victory in the measure is a boost to defense spending - a $25 billion increase for the US military over the 2016 level. Some of Trump's sensitivity might be a tacit acknowledgment that if there was a shutdown, Republicans would likely be blamed given they control Congress and ... Read More

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Apples' Revenue Jumps 4.6% in 'Strong' Q2

According to the company, revenue increased 4.6% to $52.9 billion in the second quarter, which was lower than analysts' estimates of $53.02 billion. Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he remains enthusiastic about business opportunity in China, the world's largest smartphone market, despite the company's Greater China sales falling 14 percent year-on-year to $10.7 billion in the quarter ended April 1, from $12.5 billion in the same period last year. Read More

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France's Le Pen upstages rival Macron at factory

France's Le Pen upstages rival Macron at factory

Her route to the presidency appears to require a coming together of various factors such as high abstention levels and errors by Macron, while another terror attack could also change the dynamic. In 2002, when Le Pen's father Jean-Marie made it through to the presidential runoff, mainstream parties and voters rallied to keep him out of power. Read More

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SpaceX Launches US Military Spy Satellite

SpaceX was selected to launch NROL-76 "after a competition", said the NRO spokesman. Monday's launch was the first government-contracted mission for SpaceX . Weather is 70 percent favorable for a launch. High altitude wind shear was also near the limit for Monday's launch, with Musk tweeting it was "98.6% of the theoretical load limit" but "not a showstopper". Read More

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Assertive China flexes its muscles — ASEAN Summit Recap

Patron said the Philippine government can also use the COC framework in South China Sea to support the country's claim to the disputed island, apart from the worldwide court's decision that favors the Philippines . "Let me say again: relations bear fruit when they are based on mutual respect and benefit", Duterte said. As the leader of the more responsible country, Duterte said he was sure Trump was cautioning his military to "hang on there and not to start something which they can't ... Read More

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Profile: Ismail Haniya, Hamas' political chief

Profile: Ismail Haniya, Hamas' political chief

Hamas, which controls Gaza , recently published a new, more pragmatic political programme to end the isolation groups, which the West consider a terrorist organization. Haniyeh's selection marks the final phase of the secretive Hamas elections. Haniyeh, a former prime minister, competed for the post along with senior Hamas leaders Moussa Abu Marzouk and Mohammed Nazzal. Read More

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Tunnel with rail cars full of radioactive waste collapses in Washington state

Tunnel with rail cars full of radioactive waste collapses in Washington state

Non-essential workers are being sent home from a nuclear waste storage site in Washington state after the partial collapse of an underground tunnel where nuclear waste is kept in rail cars. Soil collapsed over a 20-foot square section of a tunnel housing contaminated material at Hanford - a former nuclear weapons production site in the south-central part of the state, about 45 miles from Yakima. Read More

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Ky. man forcibly removed from flight reaches settlement with United

Ky. man forcibly removed from flight reaches settlement with United

The crew had tried to find four passengers willing to give up their seats to allow four United employees to get on the flight, but no one volunteered, despite United's offers of up to $800. United said that the offer was part of the carrier's efforts to fix the damage from Dao's rough removal. Other passengers recorded video of Dao screaming before police at Chicago O'Hare International Airport dragged him through the plane's aisle. Read More

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Marine Le Pen dances the night away after election loss

Marine Le Pen dances the night away after election loss

He has previously praised Marine Le Pen as a "great woman who has achieved huge success" but despite both politicians being sceptical of the European Union, he has said her political values are different to those of the Movement. "Macron carries the hopes of millions of French people and also many in Germany and across Europe", she told reporters, saying she was "very pleased" by his victory. Read More

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American journalist asked to leave 'Kushner family event' in China

American journalist asked to leave 'Kushner family event' in China

That was not Ms. Meyer's intention". In China, business, family and politics are often deeply intertwined with Kushner filling the familiar role of " princeling " in the eyes of China's elite. The EB-5 visas have proved particularly popular among wealthy Chinese, who in 2014 accounted for almost 90 percent of the 10,000 of the visas the US approved that year, although its share dropped to about 75 percent last year. Read More

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Kite Pharma (KITE) Posts Q1 Loss, Reveals CAR-T Patient Death

Kite Pharma (KITE) Posts Q1 Loss, Reveals CAR-T Patient Death

Qs Investors Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 1,880 shares or 0% of the stock. Among 2 analysts covering DST Systems ( NYSE:DST ), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Analyst's mean target price for KITE is $86.54 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.10. In comparison, a year ago the company earned revenue of $5.13 million and had a GAAP net loss of $43.92 million. Read More

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Amazon Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $25

Amazon Lowers Free Shipping Threshold to $25

The fee cut to $25 arrived just ahead of Amazon's announcement for its newest Alexa-powered device, the Echo Show, its first smart speaker with a built-in screen. The membership, which costs $10.99 a month or $99 a year, also gives users access to streaming video/music and other benefits. In April, the Bentonville-Ark. Read More

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Wells Fargo shareholders lash company board at annual vote

Wells Fargo shareholders lash company board at annual vote

We hope the company's board, management and shareholders finally see that the only way to right this company and restore the trust of its customers and the broader public is to make some extensive and long-needed repairs. The board's two new independent directors, Karen Peetz and Ronald Sargent, also received near-unanimous support. Chairman Stephen Sanger said the company has been held accountable and has made changes. Read More

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Plug Power reports 1Q loss

Rodman & Renshaw boosted their target price on shares of Plug Power from $3.00 to $4.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) have shown a high EPS growth of 26.30% in the last 5 years and has earnings growth of 24.40% yoy. Shares of Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) have been given a consensus rating of "Buy" by the eight brokerages that are now covering the company. Read More

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Lawmakers to airlines: Improve service or Congress steps in

Lawmakers to airlines: Improve service or Congress steps in

United CEO Oscar Munoz issued another apology to the passengers on the April 9 United flight, most importantly to Dr. David Dao, the man dragged from the plane. Many committee members from both parties voiced frustration with their own flying experiences. Transportation Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said in his opening statement that the recent incidents undercut the airlines' argument for corporatizing the Air Traffic Control system. Read More

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Nordic American posts first-quarter loss

NAT has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group AG initiated coverage on Nordic American Tanker in a research report on Friday, January 13th. The firm has estimated EPS growth for next year stands at 416.70%. Analysts anticipate that Nordic American Tanker will post ($0.12) EPS for the current fiscal year. Read More

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Oil prices have plunged 15% in 3 weeks

Tumbling prices would likely force OPEC members to extend production cuts later this month, according to analysts, but the prospect of deeper cuts appear slim. Ibe Kachikwu, Nigerian petroleum minister says although OPEC is likely to prolong curbs for a further six months although American shale supply remains a concern. Read More

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Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Trump

Yesterday during a hearing on Capitol Hill, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates also revealed that Flynn was vulnerable to foreign blackmail. As the White House's top spokesman, Sean Spicer is often left to clarify, elaborate or explain what President Trump's tweets mean. Sure, Yates was called on to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee' Crime and Terrorism subcommittee about the Donald Trump campaign and administration's possible ties to Russian Federation, but to ... Read More

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Hamas militant group picks new leader

The contrast between the PLO's own evolution from the 1970s onwards and Hamas' apparent shift towards moderation can not be ignored. It also drops explicit language calling for Israel's destruction, though it retains the goal of eventually "liberating" all of historic Palestine , which includes what is now Israel. Read More

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HUDCO IPO subscribed 63% on Day 1

HUDCO IPO subscribed 63% on Day 1

The government, which fully owns HUDCO , is selling an about 10 percent stake in a price range of 56 to 60 rupees a share in the IPO that closes on Thursday. The issue closes on May 11 and the company has proposed to list its shares on both Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE). V.K. Read More

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Kuwait to back oil output cuts deal extension

Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week, should give investors a clear picture of how quickly global crude inventories are falling, says CNBC . But countering those efforts, U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a 16th week in a row last week, extending a drilling recovery into a 12th month, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said last Friday. Read More

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Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) declared dividend of $0.855 per share

Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) declared dividend of $0.855 per share

The stock of Duke Energy Corp (NYSE: DUK ) has "Underperform" rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by Bank of America. Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of DUK . The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 19th will be issued a $0.855 dividend. Read More

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Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years

The Treasurer said the levy would only affect the five largest banks with assessed liability of $100 billion or more. Mr Morrison commitedt to a surplus by 2021, as more leaks about the Budget reveal his plans for the NDIS and Medicare. "You say they're principles important to the Liberal Party", Ms Sales said."You said in last year's budget speech now is not a time to be splashing money about or increasing the tax burden on our economy". Read More

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OPEC signals cuts extension, oil traders ponder response

Even though OPEC has stuck to its pledge to cut production, US output has risen by more than 10 percent since mid-2016 to 9.3 million barrels per day, close to the output of Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. Still, both Brent and WTI crude are holding below $50 amid ample supplies. Kuwait's oil minister said today he believes that oil producers will extend their production cuts for another six months at their meeting later this month. Read More

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Emma Watson Makes History As She Accepts First Ever Genderless Award

Emma Watson Makes History As She Accepts First Ever Genderless Award

Watson picked up the gong for her lead role in Beauty and the Beast and praised organisers for recognising that "imagination should have no limits". "This is very meaningful to me". "I mean, crazy", the Stranger Things actress, 13, shared on social media. Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome portrayed two African American teenagers exploing their sexuality in " Moonlight ", which won best picture at the Oscars. Read More

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Wall Street pares gains as energy shares slip

Wall Street pares gains as energy shares slip

Swings in the S&P 500 have also narrowed this year, with the benchmark gauge moving an average 0.31 percent each day, compared with 0.58 percent throughout 2016, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The dollar index rose 0.45 percent, with the euro down 0.28 percent to $1.0891. However, solid first-quarter earnings could quell some of those fears. Read More

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Target testing next-day home delivery

Target testing next-day home delivery

The company said it plans to pilot the program later this summer in the Minneapolis area. "We want to gauge demand among our best guests, and this also allows us to build a more personalized experience for guests who take part in the pilot", the company spokesperson said. Read More

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UN Climate Talks Kick Off as US Mulls Withdrawal from Paris Deal

UN Climate Talks Kick Off as US Mulls Withdrawal from Paris Deal

According to White House officials, Mr. Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka was set to meet with Cabinet officials and department heads to discuss whether to abandon the treaty altogether. A State Department official told AFP: "We are focused on ensuring that decisions are not taken at these meetings that would prejudice our future policy, undermine the competitiveness of U.S. Read More

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Amazon adds video calling with Echo Show

The Echo was released in the United Kingdom past year and uses Amazon's smart virtual assistant Alexa to answer questions as well as provide news and weather updates and control other smart devices around the home. The new Echo Show will cost you around $229 and will be available in black and white colour variants. It's available for preorder with a June 28th release date. Read More

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