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by | April 03, 2017 | 03:50

WASHINGTON (AP ) — President Donald Trump had an apparent glitch Friday afternoon at an Oval Office signing for pair of executive orders: After touting the measures, he neglected to sign them. It will study the effects of abuses such as the dumping of products below costs, unfair subsidies, "misaligned" currencies and "non-reciprocal" trade practices by other countries.

by | April 03, 2017 | 03:13

Tensions on the peninsula are now high, with South Korea saying last week that the North was ready to carry out a new nuclear test. "And China has great influence over North Korea". It also assigns the executive authority to regard the purchasing or acquisition of North Korean food, farming, fishing, and textile products or the provision of telephone, telegraph, and other communications services to North Korea as subject to sanctions.

by | April 02, 2017 | 01:27

Nunes sparked a controversy last week when he said he received information from an undisclosed source at the White House that conversations by President Donald Trump and his staff had been swept up as "incidental collection" by US spy agencies targeting foreign agents.

by | April 02, 2017 | 01:25

Crude oil prices were over $50 a barrel; almost 1 percent higher. -The euro fell 0.8 percent to $1.0681 for a third day of declines. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 1 point, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,366. The stock added $5.22 to $37.96. DOUBLE DEAL: FMC has agreed to buy part of DuPont's crop protection business, while DuPont buys FMC's health and nutrition unit.

by | April 02, 2017 | 01:24

Up to a quarter-inch could accumulate in the worst spots, especially in higher elevations, meteorologists said. First, the sun is quite strong this time of year and even with cloud cover, the roads tend to absorb enough solar radiation so the snow has a hard time sticking during the day.

by | April 01, 2017 | 01:40

Spain has a long-standing territorial claim on British Overseas Territory Gibraltar , held by the United Kingdom since 1713, which now houses key British army bases. The region's chief minister said the proposal was "a clear manifestation of the predictably predatory attitude" Spain holds toward the territory. "The whole world and the whole European Union should know: this changes nothing in respect of our continued, exclusive British sovereignty", he said.

by | March 31, 2017 | 01:59

As I noted in my column today, Trump and the Freedom Caucus don't have much in common except their hatred of the establishment - he's a populist deal-maker; they're conservative purists. But the fractures in the Republican party will probably once again become apparent with upcoming political fights over the budget, taxes and - perhaps - healthcare once again.

by | March 31, 2017 | 01:57

Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon told the website Thursday afternoon Walsh's move was "less shake-up and more rebooting of an outside effort that they believe failed them in their first, crucial legislative showdown".

by | March 30, 2017 | 01:57

Tweeting about Neuralink, Mr. Musk conceded it would be "difficult to dedicate the time, but an existential risk is too high not to". Neural lace involves implanting electrodes in the brain so people could upload or download their thoughts to or from a computer, according to the WSJ report.

by | March 29, 2017 | 02:07

ATTENTION chocoholics! You can get your hands on a Cadbury's Easter Egg this year completely free of charge - and here's how. Katie Bland, BID Manager for Altrincham Unlimited said: "Last year's Pumpkin Trail was a huge hit with local families, bringing over 1,000 visitors to Altrincham town centre, and we're confident the Dino Egg Hunt will be equally popular".

by | March 28, 2017 | 00:53

It was not immediately clear whether Trump was actually playing golf. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently defended the president's golf outings by saying he takes meetings and calls at the club. On Saturday, Trump administration officials said the President was at the club for weekend meetings while the reporter pool was held at the club's tennis complex.

by | March 28, 2017 | 00:51

This announcement by the Liberal government could not come soon enough, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces mounting criticism for dragging his feet on the issue. And if the report is accurate, that means cannabis will be legal by Canada Day next year - that's July 1. The province said people will be prohibited from consuming pot behind the wheel, and police will have the right to suspend a driver's licence for 24 hours if a person is believed to be under the influence.

by | March 28, 2017 | 00:50

Other apps such as Life360 and SafeTrek let you track the location of friends and family members too. Your smartphone has the capacity to reveal where you are at any given moment. Facebook has tried this kind of thing before. "You can share your Live Location with a group of friends in Messenger or just with one person - it's up to you!" This didn't go down well, so Facebook canned the capability.

by | March 25, 2017 | 00:48

This boycott could possibly cost Google hundreds of millions of dollars. In this case, she said, the filters apparently failed. After their ads appeared next to extremist content on YouTube , telecom companies AT&T and Verizon said they were going to pull their ads from the video site.

by | March 23, 2017 | 01:50

Canadian Solar had a return on equity of 15.60% and a net margin of 4.26%. The firm had revenue of $668.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $698.57 million. The company reached a 52-week low at 10.25 on Nov 9, 2016. The stock price of firm is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 3.46% and remote isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 8.81%.

by | March 23, 2017 | 01:48

While everyone's talking about Muslims and the deadly terrorist attack in London today, the Muslim mayor of that city, Sadiq Khan, is pushing hard for a policy that will save thousands of British lives. In the same statement, Khan pushed focus onto citizens claiming that they need to remain vigilant to combat the issue of terrorism in the city. Another person was stabbed near an entrance to Parliament, and the assailant was shot by police.

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:49

In terms of food and drink, the cost of living in Singapore is on a par with Shanghai, while Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka are the three most expensive places in the world to buy staple goods, the EIU said, adding that in Seoul, topping up a grocery basket is nearly 50 per cent more expensive than in NY.

by | March 22, 2017 | 00:48

Macron boosted the view he would win France's presidency over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen who has run on an anti-euro message. Twenty-nine percent of viewers thought Macron was the most convincing, ahead of Mélenchon with 20 percent, while Le Pen and conservative Francois Fillon were tied in third place, a snap survey conducted online by Elabe pollsters towards the end of the debate showed.

by | March 19, 2017 | 01:04

Meantime, spot gold was was up 0.3% at $1,230.28 U.S.an ounce early Friday, taking its gains this week to 2%. Japanese market futures were lower than the Nikkei 225's last close at 19,577.38: Futures in Chicago were down 0.52 per cent at 19,475 and Osaka futures fell 1.05 per cent to 19,370.

by | March 17, 2017 | 01:30

Investors anticipated the tightening and Treasury yields had climbed with the dollar on speculation the central bank might signal a faster pace of tightening. The Swiss franc gained nearly half a percent against the euro while the yen inched back into positive territory, touching a more than two-week high. Benchmark Brent settled up 1.8 percent to $51.81 a barrel.

by | March 17, 2017 | 01:28

Or officials, as it were. Charges against the four accused include economic espionage, trade secret theft, wire fraud and generic hacking charges. The hackers are accused of accessing personal accounts belonging to those including Russian journalists, Russian government officials, USA government officials, US financial services and private equity firms and a US airline, the Justice Department said.

by | March 17, 2017 | 01:27

Etna has been experiencing an ongoing eruption, according to Italian news agency RAI, which reported that of 10 people injured in the blast, six were hospitalized, though none with life-threatening injuries. Members of a BBC film crew were among those forced to flee. 'Incident could have been worse - explosions like this have killed - but seems minor injuries for now.

by | March 15, 2017 | 01:18

Deutsche Bank AG set a $24.00 price target on shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research note on Sunday, November 20th. That assumes that the price of the stock that was sold was $11.25 per share, which is the midpoint of the current offering price. That inquiry opened Pandora's box, and a month later Congress began calling for a subpoena of the company's records, which kicked off the stock's slide into the abyss.

by | March 14, 2017 | 00:43

The NATO annual report said only five countries met the two percent target - the United States, Britain, Greece, Poland and Estonia - while Washington still accounted for almost 70 percent of combined alliance defence spending. France came in at 1.79 percent, a tad below 2015, while Germany stood a 1.2 percent, just up from 1.18 in 2015. Stoltenberg said Romania was due to meet the target this year, with Lithuania and Latvia expected to follow in 2018.

by | March 12, 2017 | 01:00

Bankruptcy rumors have been swirling around the Minnesota-based chain for the past several weeks. Bass Pro Shops could possibly bid to buy Gander Mountain in hopes of expanding. Its reorganization plan calls for the sale of the company. Gander Mountain is in active discussions with a number of parties interested in a going-concern sale and expects to solicit bids prior to an auction to be held in late April 2017.

by | March 07, 2017 | 00:44

A petition by the International Refugee Assistance Project on behalf of the father, mother and three children - ages 7, 6 and 8 months - is asking a federal court to release the family. "These are exactly the types of people that we should be protecting", attorney Daniele Katzir said. They had Special Immigrant Visas, which were granted for life-risking work done for the U.S.

by | March 06, 2017 | 00:55

China targeted growth of 6.5 to 7 percent last year and ultimately achieved 6.7 percent, the slowest pace in 26 years. "In the past year, China's development has faced grave challenges posed by a great many problems and interwoven risks and dangers both at home and overseas", Li said in his address to the National People's Congress (NPC), the Communist Party-controlled legislature.

by | March 05, 2017 | 01:14

Media reports said Friday that the supervisory council of French automaker PSA had in principle approved the takeover of GM's European arm, that is the acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall. Detroit-based GM, which came close to selling Opel to Magna (MG.TO) in 2009, has faced investor pressure to offload its struggling European arm and focus on raising profitability rather than chase the global sales crown now held by VW.

by | March 05, 2017 | 01:11

Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 31,455,841 shares of the company's stock valued at $931,722,000 after buying an additional 140,857 shares during the last quarter. The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 27th will be paid a $0.24 dividend.

by | March 04, 2017 | 01:01

The probability attached to a March rate hike rose to 52 per cent on Wednesday, up from 34 per cent a week earlier. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer will speak on Friday, likely providing further signals on the US central bank's policy path.

by | March 03, 2017 | 01:06

Energy Information Administration. OPEC has chose to produce 1.8 million barrels less per day to end the global oil oversupply. However, some data other than the production numbers suggest that the Kingdom might be bypassing the OPEC deal by other means .

by | March 03, 2017 | 01:04

Sen. Catherine Cortez Mastro (D-Nev.), who voted against Carson, said she could not "place the lives of thousands of Nevadans who depend on HUD in the hands of someone who is ill-equipped to lead it". "We're going to do great things in our African-American communities", Trump said, appearing with Carson on a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

by | March 03, 2017 | 01:03

Petitioner DA Prabhakar had claimed that since the river provides water for drinking and irrigation in two districts, the farmers were suffering from Pepsi and Coke using the water for commercial gain. A majority of the colleges in Coimbatore have stopped sales of the drinks in their canteens. However, it is unclear how numerous state's 20 lakh (2 million) retailers will join the call.

by | March 03, 2017 | 01:02

Clyburn also cited a court decision previous year that hamstrung the FTC's ability to enforce privacy protections, and she argued that there is now no agency to ensure consumers' data is secure. "The federal government shouldn't favor one set of companies over another - and certainly not when it comes to a marketplace as dynamic as the Internet".

by | February 28, 2017 | 00:57

United Airlines is part of the Star Alliance, a network of 1,300 airports that serves 190 countries on six continents. "This is exactly why I pushed for the creation of the Connecticut Airport Authority several years ago, because we see Bradley as a key economic driver in our region".

by | February 25, 2017 | 00:39

The results come after the bailed-out lender recently booked a £3.1-billion charge for its upcoming settlement with United States authorities for mis-sold mortgage-backed securities. "Assuming we can conclude our issues on RMBS this year and resolve our residual State Aid obligations, we aim to have RBS back into profit in 2018 representing a significant step towards being able to start repaying United Kingdom taxpayers for their support".

by | February 25, 2017 | 00:39

The stores it is closing represent about 13 percent to 14 percent of its current store count of about 1,000, but less than 5 percent of total annual sales. J.C. Penney, which operates about 1,000 stores, plans to release a full list of planned closures in mid-March, with almost all of the stores expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.

by | February 25, 2017 | 00:38

That's a premium of 27% over Popeyes' unaffected 30-trading day volume weighted average price as of February 10, 2017, the last day before media reports surfaced regarding a potential deal. The move means that RBI grows by just a bit more, though it is still well behind the 40,000 worldwide stores maintained by Yum Brands (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, etc.).

by | February 23, 2017 | 00:56

Moving toward the volatility measures, the price volatility of stock was 2.27% for a week and 2.56% for a month as well as price volatility's Average True Range for 14 days was 0.26. Unilever told shareholders today that it was carrying out a strategic review of its business just days after it summarily rejected a £115 billion takeover approach from Kraft Heinz .

by | February 23, 2017 | 00:50

The discourse of Israeli drones hovering over Sinai are part of IS propaganda aiming to allege that there is an absence of Egyptian sovereignty over the peninsula", he added. The images show a militant linked to the ISIS affiliate in Egypt, known as the Sinai Province, as he prepares two rockets prior to launching them from the restive Sinai Peninsula.

by | February 18, 2017 | 00:53

However, Kraft Heinz signalled it would still pursue a deal. The stock grabbed 117 new institutional investments totaling 5,734,628 shares while 77 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 5,996,332 shares. The company's quarterly performance represents an optimistic momentum of 14.38 percent, with a surge of 1.16 percent in the stock price over the last one month.

by | February 17, 2017 | 00:44

The head of South Korea's largest business conglomerate is facing his second arrest warrant in the bribery case that lead to the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in 2016. The merger strengthened the Lee family's control over Samsung . "We will do our best for the truth to be revealed in court", it said. According to JoonAng Daily , the National Pension Service also happened to be the largest shareholder of Samsung C&T - and the deal was criticized as unfair for ...

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:15

Verizon hopes to combine Yahoo's search, email and messenger assets, as well as advertising technology tools, with its AOL unit, which Verizon bought in 2015 for $4.4 billion. In September 2016, Yahoo announced that at least 500 million users were affected by a late 2014 cyber-hacking incident led by a "state-sponsored" actor.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:11

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in VZ. The fund owned 378,047 shares of the cell phone carrier's stock after buying an additional 91,714 shares during the period. Its Current ratio for most recent quarter of 0.90. VZ has been the subject of several analyst reports. They issued a "hold" rating and a $53.00 price objective for the company.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:09

Pennsylvania actually improved from the 2016 report, with 4,506 bridges deemed "structurally deficient" this year, as opposed to 4,783 last year. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) list of 55,710 deficient bridges includes high-profile spans such as Throgs Neck in New York, Yankee Doodle in CT and Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C.

by | February 14, 2017 | 00:48

Inflation rate of meat and fish, however, increased to 2.98 per cent in January, while that for fruits stood at 5.81 per cent. Historically, India has paid more attention to wholesale prices than consumer ones, but the RBI now tracks retail inflation for setting its interest rates.

by | February 12, 2017 | 00:57

The new USA administration has not announced any major initiatives yet, but President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused China of unfair trade practices and talked about slapping a 45% tariff on Chinese imports. Exports increased by 15.9 percent to 1.27 trillion yuan, according to the General Administration of Customs. China's improving picture for exports after subdued data the prior month follow a better-than-expected economic growth pace of 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter, the first ...

by | February 11, 2017 | 00:49

The IEA said it expects "significant increases in production in, for example, Brazil, Canada and the USA whose combined output is expected to grow by 750 kb/d in 2017". Rodriguez described relations between Caracas and Tehran as strategic, noting that the two states have extensive cooperation in energy related businesses.

by | February 09, 2017 | 00:52

The White House circulated the list to journalists on Monday, claiming that the Western media had "underreported" 78 violent incidents, such as the Charlie Hebdo attacks and Paris attacks . That's 652 times as many deaths and 568 times as many injuries. The list hops from Afghanistan to Algeria to Australia, but, without explanation, does not mention Israel, where incidents included a bus bombing in Jerusalem last year, carried out by a 19-year-old Palestinian, that injured 20 people.

by | February 09, 2017 | 00:42

But Lagarde said following a speech that the fund in the review of the Greek economy "tried in full honesty to be those ruthless truthtellers" despite the criticism. Since the financial crisis left it buried in debt and unable to issue bonds in financial markets, Greece has relied on worldwide bailouts. But he ruled out any relief on principal debt.