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Oil prices fall amid growing USA output, steady Opec supplies

While OPEC won't decide until May whether to prolong the curbs, energy ministers including Russia's Alexander Novak will meet this weekend in Kuwait to discuss the deal's progress. USA drillers added 14 oil rigs in the week to March 17, bringing the total count up to 631, the most since September 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday. Read More

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Dalai Lama Opens International Buddhist Conference

Dalai Lama Opens International Buddhist Conference

Union Minister of Culture Mahesh Sharma was present at the event. Earlier this month, China had objected to India permitting the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh which it regards as Southern Tibet. Meanwhile, China has announced that its People's Liberation Army Honor Guards will take part at the annual Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad on Thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Read More

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Saudi oil exports fall in Jan

Energy Information Administration on Wednesday, and for the reaction of crude oil traders who bid on New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures. The data from the U.S. Futures briefly pared losses after Reuters reported that Opec producers increasingly favour extending production cuts into the second half of the year. Read More

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Scottish Government frozen out by Downing St over triggering of Article 50

The European Council's president said on Twitter he will present draft Brexit guidelines to the other 27 EU member states within 48 hours. The process will give a negotiating mandate to the EU's executive arm, the European Commission, with chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier going ahead with the process of scheduling talks with his British counterpart, Brexit minister David Davis. Read More

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What will Trump's border wall look like?

What will Trump's border wall look like?

A San Diego state legislator and two other Assembly members Monday introduced a bill that would require California's pension funds to divest from companies involved in building the border wall championed by President Donald Trump. A steel wall separates Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, from a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Nogales, Arizona. It has to be 30 feet high. This is a first step for President Trump to bring about his campaign promise to build a "big, lovely wall" between the United States and ... Read More

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Movers to Watch for Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG), TherapeuticsMD Inc (NYSEMKT:TXMD)

Movers to Watch for Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG), TherapeuticsMD Inc (NYSEMKT:TXMD)

They noted that the move was a valuation call. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has 381.02 Million shares outstanding and 381.02 Million shares were floated in market. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI increased its position in Transocean LTD by 0.3% in the third quarter. (NYSE:ARNC) [ Trend Analysis ], stock knocked up around 0.66% in early session as its gaining volume of 5.97 Million. Read More

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A local group met to discus Supreme Court pick

Her recent piece for The Washington Post is headlined "Neil Gorsuch sides with big business, big donors and big bosses". U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch promised to be a "neutral and independent" member of the nation's highest court at the start of what promises to be a divisive hearing over a year-old vacancy. Read More

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Bob Dylan to make stop in London this summer

Bob Dylan to make stop in London this summer

Triplicate , the Minnesota native's 38th studio record, features covers of classic American tunes. In 2016, Dylan became the first musician in the 115-year history of the Nobel Prize to win the prize for literature. Tickets go on sale March 24 at 10 a.m.at Ticketmaster and sell for $58 or $88 plus fees. Dylan last played the MTS Centre in 2012. Tickets will be available at the box office beginning March 27. Read More

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Draw has Guardiola proud

As the noise levels rose, Sterling and Aguero - twice - spurned late chances, but a draw felt an appropriate outcome. "It's the way you have to play against good sides; it was intense, we defended well". We fought until the last minute and put everything out on the pitch. Possibly the best opportunity fell to Aguero in injury time, but he volleyed over from close range. Read More

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SecureKey taps IBM to put identity on the blockchain

SecureKey taps IBM to put identity on the blockchain

The network will be created to make it easier for consumers to verify they are who they say they are, in a privacy-enhanced, security-rich and efficient way. While blockchain technologies have a reputation for being secure, IBM noted the underlying infrastructure needs to be robust from cyber attacks coming from both outside and inside organisations. Read More

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Gas prices flat despite crude slump

Gas prices flat despite crude slump

Pittsburgh-area drivers are paying about 46 cents more than a year ago at this time, but less than the $3.85 cents per gallon seen on March 20 in 2012. After remaining relatively flat, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has now fallen to today's average of $2.30 per gallon. Gas prices typically rise in the spring and summer months as driving increases and refineries switch to the summer-blend of cleaner-burning fuel in major cities. Read More

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North Korea tests new 'high-thrust' rocket engine

North Korea tests new 'high-thrust' rocket engine

The reported test came one day after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that the U.S.is contemplating a pre-emptive military attack on North Korea and as he was traveling to Beijing. He also said the threat posed by the regime was increasing. "The policy of strategic patience has ended", Tillerson said, according to The Korea Times . Read More

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Taiwan happiest country in East Asia

Taiwan happiest country in East Asia

Rattled by a slow economic recovery and deeply partisan political landscape, the USA dropped down one spot from past year to the 14th happiest in the world. Sachs said the U.S. was falling in the ranking due to inequality, distrust and corruption. Iceland 4. Switzerland 5. Income per person has increased roughly three times since 1960, but measured happiness has not risen - indeed, it has dipped over the past decade from 7.5 out of 10, to 6.8 out of 10. Read More

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United Kingdom house prices up 1.3% in March; Midlands lead the way

United Kingdom house prices up 1.3% in March; Midlands lead the way

Climbing property prices in March are in line with the increase seen this time past year, although at that time demand was being boosted by buy-to-let investors rushing to beat a stamp duty hike that was coming into force in April. Annual price growth was more subdued in other areas, rising by 0.9% in London despite a 1.4% monthly increase. "The pace is no longer being set by the more affluent commuter-belt south, including London with its global appeal". Read More

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Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) Issues Q1 Earnings Guidance

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) Issues Q1 Earnings Guidance

This showed the surprise of 0% in the last quarter earnings. Steel Dynamics Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 24, 2017. (NASDAQ:STLD) to Buy by settling a price target of $44 on 12/06/16. For the quarter ending 10/19/2016, The Analyst projected that the company could deliver EPS of 0.66 while the company provided its Actual EPS of 0.64 showing a difference of -0.02 Percent between the Estimated and Actual EPS. Read More

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Joey Logano wins Stage 1 at Phoenix

He led 82 laps on the afternoon. The big story was how a problem for Logano meant Busch didn't get the win . Ryan Newman won the Camping World 500 for his first win since 2013. Busch was cruising for his first win of the season before Logano had his tire issue . Kyle Busch: he was stout in the final stage of the race, leading over 100 laps but was bit by that last caution. Read More

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Jat leaders put off Delhi protest over reservation

Jat leaders put off Delhi protest over reservation

Jat leaders chose to call off their agitation after a marathon four-hour meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and two Union Ministers Birender Singh and P P Chaudhary who both are Jats. Meanwhile, 18 police personnel, including an SP and a DSP, were among 35 injured when Jat protesters clashed with the police on being prevented from marching towards Delhi. Read More

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OMB Dir. Mulvaney Defends Budget Blueprint That Won't Balance

OMB Dir. Mulvaney Defends Budget Blueprint That Won't Balance

While recognizing this Blueprint is not the full Federal budget, it does provide lawmakers and the public with a view of the priorities of the President and his Administration. Mulvaney - who as a congressman was a strict deficit hawk and even pledged to shut down the federal government under former President Barack Obama before voting to raise the US debt ceiling - admitted that the budget he was advocating for now would not balance the budget. Read More

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Haddock could be about to disappear from fish and chip shops

Haddock could be about to disappear from fish and chip shops

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) appear to be fundamentally opposed over the sustainability rating of Scottish haddock. SFF chief executive Bertie Armstrong said: "The MCS has completely misunderstood the position as far as haddock stocks are concerned and should withdraw its utterly misleading comments". Read More

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Uber president Jeff Jones quits after six months in role

Jones, said sources, determined that this was not the situation he signed on for, especially after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced a search for a new COO to help him right the very troubled ship. The blog post prompted an internal investigation that is being led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. "Over the last six months, Ryan and I have become increasingly convinced that our rapidly growing marketing efforts needed to be far more integrated with our city operations", ... Read More

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Fighting near Damascus after rebel attack

The clashes centred on the city's Abasseen neighbourhood, a government-held area sandwiched between the besieged, opposition-held Jobar and Qaboun neighbourhoods. Rebel sources said their attack on parts of Jobar, which they held for a time in 2013, was in response to their loss of ground in Qaboun and Barza, two other districts to the north. Read More

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Apple to start manufacturing in India soon

Apple to start manufacturing in India soon

Whereas, Debit cards users of Axis Bank, Citibank, HDFC Bank, HSBC, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, and Yes Bank can also avail this offer. The device is offered in two storage variants - 16GB and 64GB. The iPhone SE 6 4GB variant will take on the likes of Xiaomi Mi 5 (Rs 22,999), Moto Z Play (Rs 24,999), Sony Xperia X (Rs 24,999), Google Nexus 5X (Rs 24,999), and OnePlus 2 (Rs 22,999 for 32 GB ROM, 4GB RAM). Read More

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GOP congressman says he can't support Obamacare repeal bill

GOP congressman says he can't support Obamacare repeal bill

Cruz said Republicans needed to take their ideas for the third phase of the health care overhaul, a grab bag of legislative changes, and put them into the first phase, the American Health Care Act. If the federal government can't come to the aid of those American citizens who need it most, who can they turn to? And after 2020 there is no specific federal funding for expanded coverage. Read More

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Ryan working with more conservative lawmakers to pass health care bill

Ryan working with more conservative lawmakers to pass health care bill

House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Now, right now we have five or six senators who look like maybe they're not gonna, I'm talking about Republicans. He's the one who was helped negotiate changes to this bill with members from all over our caucus. The plan has been flatly rejected by Democrats, while moderate Republicans fear it doesn't do enough to help vulnerable populations, while conservatives argue it doesn't go far enough to undo government intrusion into healthcare. Read More

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Uber President Jeff Jones Resigns After Six Months of Controversy

Uber President Jeff Jones Resigns After Six Months of Controversy

Jones is the latest to quit the company after a string of high profile exits including that of Amit Singhal who was asked to resign because of a sexual harassment allegation against hime in his previous job at Alphabet Inc's Google. Uber has since prohibited the use of Greyball to target local regulators. "In 6 months, he made an important impact on the company - from his focus on being driver obsessed to delivering our first brand reputation study, which will help set our course in the ... Read More

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