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Dollar stands tall after Fed keeps door open to June hike

Dollar stands tall after Fed keeps door open to June hike

The central bank said it viewed "the slowing in growth during the first quarter as likely to be transitory" and still expected economic activity to "expand at a moderate pace". "We're feeling that way...

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Leak in line from gas well blamed in fatal Colorado blast

The line in Firestone was believed to have been out of service but was connected to a producing well. Following the determinations by investigators, including from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservat...

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Why Full Expensing Encourages More Investment than A Corporate Rate Cut

The alternative minimum tax (AMT), which is extremely complicated but which in essence operates as a tax of 26-28 percent on gross income (with only limited allowance of deductions), will be ended. A ...

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BA owner IAG points to pricing upturn after record first quarter

International Airlines Group (IAG) has enjoyed a stronger than expected start to 2017 . Total revenue fell by 2.8 percent but was slightly ahead of expectations, helped by the improvement in pricing...

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Sensex slips below 30000, down 133 pts in early trade

The Sensex, which opened at 30,069.72 points, traded at 30,066.15 points (at 1.00 p.m.) - up 171.35 points or 0.57 per cent from its previous close at 29,894.80 points. In investments, provisional dat...

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Peugeot 308 gets fresh look and updated tech

Peugeot 308 gets fresh look and updated tech

The new PEUGEOT 308 is powered by a choice of highly efficient petrol and Diesel engines offering an ideal compromise between high performance and low fuel consumption. In the cabin, a new 3D sat nav ...

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Rand at three-weeks lows as dollar benefits from hawkish Fed

Rand at three-weeks lows as dollar benefits from hawkish Fed

But Fed played down the significance of weak consumer spending, saying "the fundamentals underpinning the continued growth of consumption remain solid". He added that a June rate hike "is very much on...

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Essentra (LON:ESNT) Analyst Target Prices

With 316,900 avg volume, 0 days are for Ticc Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:TICC)'s short sellers to cover TICC's short positions. Moreover, Advantus Mngmt has 0.59% invested in Chevron Corporation (NYSE...

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Trump Admin Will Make School Lunches Salty Again

Nutrition directors in Hall County and Gainesville school districts said a proclamation by newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue slowing the pace of upcoming regulations c...

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UN Secretary General welcomes Astana agreement on safe zones in Syria

UN Secretary General welcomes Astana agreement on safe zones in Syria

Putin is suggesting four safe zones initially, in Idlib Province, Homs Northern Suburbs, East Ghouta and South Syria . A draft proposal from Russian brokered peace talks in Syria that now include...

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Japan, ASEAN countries mull ways to counter financial crises

Japan, ASEAN countries mull ways to counter financial crises

Speaking in Yokohama, financial leaders said, "We agree that trade is one of the most important engines of economic growth and development, and contributes to improving productivity and creating jobs"...

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Viacom's second quarter profit, revenue beat estimates

Viacom's second quarter profit, revenue beat estimates

Group revenue also impressed, rising 8% to $3.26 billion and topping the FactSet estimate of $3.02 billion. The company took a $174m charge related to restructuring in the second quarter. As of ...

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Trump's Obamacare victory is symbolic - but is it hollow?

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republican bill would result in 24 million fewer people having health insurance by 2026, compared to Obama's 2010 statute. It would ret...

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Trump signs bill to prevent government shutdown

Trump signs bill to prevent government shutdown

The problem is the extra week doesn't change the politics. The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. Dogget...

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Trump spends more time than predecessors in White House bubble

Trump spends more time than predecessors in White House bubble

Wade , establish Christianity as the U.S. religion, or use federal-funding conditions to coerce recalcitrant states, unless he can overcome two forms of resistance: the people and the courts. Penny Na...

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Syrian rebels reject Russia's proposal for safe zones

Syrian rebels reject Russia's proposal for safe zones

While Turkey, which supports Syrian rebels, and Iran, which backs Syrian President Bashar Assad, agreed earlier in the day to Russia's proposal for "de-escalation zones" in Syria, the USA responded ...

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Steelers grab Pitt star, cancer survivor James Conner

Steelers grab Pitt star, cancer survivor James Conner

Watt got called into Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst's office. He endeared himself to Steelers executives not just with his football skills but the way he persevered through chemotherapy treatments to...

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No Fed rate hike; but officials see more ahead

No Fed rate hike; but officials see more ahead

Adjustments from previous statements indicated that Fed officials judged at this week's two-day meeting that "economic activity slowed" while " household spending rose only modestly ". If the number...

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More rain hits Missouri after deadly weekend flooding

More rain hits Missouri after deadly weekend flooding

Kristen Wingerter Martinez said residents are confined to the city after roads shut down, and some started filling sandbags as early as 7:30 a.m. Tuesday to prepare for more heavy rain. Heavy rain las...

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Colorado Lawmakers React To New Health Care Bill

Colorado Lawmakers React To New Health Care Bill

The Republicans seemed unworried, many of them busing to the White House for a victory appearance with the president. "We should not have voted without a ( Congressional Budget Office ) score". The ...

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Google parent company Alphabet beats Q1 expectations

Google parent company Alphabet beats Q1 expectations

Friday is shaping up to be a nice day for Alphabet Inc. Analysts are expecting a bigger impact in the current quarter, although most don't see the YouTube/ Google controversy as being very serious bec...

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Fed holds interest rates steady, downplays first quarter economic weakness

Fed holds interest rates steady, downplays first quarter economic weakness

After a two-day meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee has opted to keep the federal funds interest rate as-is-a surprise to many , given the widely held assumption that not one, but two more r...

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USA oil stocks fall slightly, gasoline inventories up

Recent U.S. gasoline demand, a closely-watched metric, is down by almost one-quarter of a million barrels per day from past year. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and ot...

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Google's Alphabet Profits From Advertising Sales Surge As Cloud & Hardware Grow

Google's Alphabet Profits From Advertising Sales Surge As Cloud & Hardware Grow

Taking out commissions of $4.008 billion paid to Google Network Members, Alphabet posted revenues of $20.12 billion, beating our consensus estimate of $19.650 billion. (GOOG) on Thursday reported fi...

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Trump signs executive orders on financial regulations

Trump said during the news conference Friday that he expects the White House will release his plan for tax reform on Wednesday. Trump did not get into details, but he did say the cuts in his plan...

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Energy firms dive in Asia after oil collapse

Futures fell more than 2 per cent on both sides of the Atlantic. The break below $50 a barrel will likely prove temporary given that OPEC is widely expected to extend its supply deal at its meeting ...

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M&S names Archie Norman as new chairman

M&S names Archie Norman as new chairman

Norman is a high profile figure in the world of retail and is known as a turnaround expert; he is credited with having transformed businesses such as Asda and Kingfisher . Vindi Banga, M&S senior ind...

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Exide Industries Q4 profit falls 5.95% at Rs164.78 crore

Exide Industries Q4 profit falls 5.95% at Rs164.78 crore

Total income from operations during the quarter was Rs 2,245.43 crore, an 11.36 per cent growth and ahead of market estimates signalling improving demand. For the entire fiscal 2016-17, its net profit...

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How does the victim feel: Questions for Sexual Assault Response Services

How does the victim feel: Questions for Sexual Assault Response Services

His body was found in Auburn on April 6. Autopsy results performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner declared that Johnston died from hypothermia and self-inflicted wounds, ruling the death ...

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US Economic Growth Slows More Than Expected In Q1

Year-over-year, United Kingdom economic growth expanded 2.1% in the first quarter, also below the forecast for an expansion of 2.2%. "There are a lot of tailwinds behind consumers going into the spr...

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Justice Department opens criminal probe into Uber

Justice Department opens criminal probe into Uber

Uber used software called "Greyball" to avoid government officials clamping down on its drivers in areas where the service had not been approved for legal use such as Portland, Ore. It is not clear wh...

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Elon Poll: Trump keeping promises, even those NC voters dislike

In the survey, 49 percent of the people polled said Trump is doing a worse job as president than President Obama, and 39 percent say Trump is outperforming his predecessor. Some bipartisan agreement s...

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DOJ cites 'insufficient evidence' in Alton Sterling police shooting

Lawyers for the family said USA officials told them one video recorded Salamoni threatening to kill Sterling at the start of the confrontation, less than 90 seconds before firing the fatal shots. "I...

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Microsoft to 'show the world' on May 23

Microsoft has only just shown off its and already it's holding another Surface event on 23 May where the Surface Pro 5 is expected to appear. Next week, the company will hold its annual Build 2017 dev...

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Apple makes $1B commitment toward more US manufacturing jobs

Apple makes $1B commitment toward more US manufacturing jobs

Cooktold CNBC's " Mad Money " host Jim Cramer. As advanced manufacturing jobs are in high demand in the USA, the sector was already high on Apple's list of priorities, and Cook hopes the investm...

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