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Police dog fired for being too friendly gets job with governor

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Luckily, Gavel had been fostered by the Governor of Queensland , so the political leader stepped in with the ideal solution. Since much of Gavel's dog days had been shared social media fame (and was just too darn cute), the Governor of Queensland made a decision to promote him to Vice-Regal Dog. Read More »

Trump reverses course in Qatar call

Bahrain's foreign minister said he appreciated Kuwaiti mediation to resolve an Arab row with Qatar, the Saudi newspaper Mecca reported on Wednesday, but that all options were open for his country to protect itself from Doha , Reuters reported. Read More »

GOP-run House poised to roll back post-2008 financial rules

However, the measure faces uncertainty in the Senate as Democrats are broadly opposed to the legislation and their votes are needed to pass it. We will end bank bailouts once and for all. Hensarling said that consumers have suffered as a result of Dodd-Frank. It rolls back a proposed rule that investment advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. Read More »

Verizon's first move with Yahoo is to ditch 2100 jobs

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Also Thursday, Yahoo announced the extension of its modified "Dutch auction" for up to $3 billion worth of shares of its common stock until June 16 at 11:59 p.m. Yahoo shareholders on Thursday approved selling the company's Internet properties for $4.48 billion , closing a chapter on one of Silicon Valley's iconic tech companies. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Enters Quarters; Garbine Muguruza Exits

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After squandering two set points in the opener on a blustery Court Suzanne Lenglen, Djokovic's renowned fighting spirit ebbed away quickly and he surrendered the third set in 20 minutes. "That's very bad news for everybody". On one first-set changeover, when Ramos called him for a time violation, Nadal told him in their native tongue: 'You are going to have to give me many more warnings in this match because you are not going to be in the chair again'. Read More »

ECB president sees inflation still subdued

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On Thursday, the bank left its bond purchase stimulus unchanged at 60 billion euros per month through at least the end of the year and longer if necessary. He also pointed out how 5.0m jobs had been created across the euro area over the past three-and-a-half years, more than anywhere else on the globe, including in the US. Read More »

HomePod: Apple's first new product in years

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It took a while for Apple to respond to Amazon's Echo and Google's Home , but the much rumoured " Siri speaker " is finally here. And with Apple's HomeKit , Apple's proprietary wireless protocol for controlling third-party smart home gadgets in iOS , HomePod serves as a hub that can control connected lights and thermostats. Read More »

North America's oldest company will be cutting 2000 jobs

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The decision, the firm said, is the result of a six-month operational review focused on "identifying efficiencies, streamlining processes and improving back-of-store productivity in North America". The cuts are the latest sign of hardship in the beleaguered department-store industry, which is struggling with slow mall traffic and a shift to e-commerce. Read More »

Wal-Mart Stores Inc

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT ), at its latest closing price of $79.15, it has a price-to-book ratio of 3.24, compared to an industry average at 3.13. Shares for $5.29M were sold by PARKER MARK G on Wednesday, February 1. Shares for $668,667 were sold by Cogan John Francis. Since January 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 27 selling transactions for $4.93 billion activity. Read More »

Apple Unveils 'HomePod' Speaker, First New Product in Years

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At $349, it will be more expensive than Google Home ($109) and Amazon Echo ($179) but cheaper than the Sonos Play 5 ($499). HomePod includes Siri voice integration and will function as a "home assistant", according to Schiller. It's important to note that we have no idea how the virtual assistant angle works, though - Alexa in her current form is very capable, and Google Assistant is getting more sophisticated by the day. Read More »

Police shooting in traffic stop "clearly" murder

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DuBose's death fueled demonstrations against use of lethal force by white officers against unarmed blacks and other minorities, an issue that renewed debate over racial bias in US police departments. Prosecutors said they would retry Tensing. The prosecution argues Tensing failed to follow his training throughout the off-campus traffic stop. But he asserted that DuBose used his left arm to pin Tensing's left arm against the car's windowsill and steering wheel. Read More »

EIA expects rise in global oil consumption

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USA crude imports rose last week by 1.1 million bbl/d. OPEC and other producers including Russian Federation have pledged to cut about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) to help reduce global inventories. "This became particularly obvious recently, when OPEC and its partners chose to extend their production cut agreement for another nine months, and contrary to expectations this failed to improve prices". Read More »

Trump drags oil prices below $50

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U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 futures dropped 87 cents, or 1.81 percent, to $47.46 per barrel. Both contracts were on track for a weekly loss of about 4 percent. He said that thanks to increasing efficiency, US shale oil producers would likely deliver an additional 1.5 million barrels of crude a day to the market in 2018. Read More »

European Central Bank keeps rates unchanged

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Before those pivotal outcomes cross the wires however, the European Central Bank will deliver a much-anticipated monetary policy announcement. On Thursday, the bank left its bond purchase stimulus unchanged at 60 billion euros ($67 billion) per month through at least the end of the year and longer if necessary. Read More »

House Republicans discuss local impact of Financial CHOICE Act

One of the biggest pieces of legislation enacted during the two terms of President Barack Obama , Dodd-Frank was created to prevent the type of practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis and the recession it caused. Federal regulators would also lose the power to dismantle a failing financial firm and sell off the pieces if they decide its collapse could endanger the system. Read More »

How Does Kimco Realty Corporation (KIM) Stack Up Right Now?

The stock was acquired at an average price of $19.44 per share, for a total transaction of $145,800.00. The average volume of a stock suggests the liquidity of a particular company. Ls Inv Advsr Limited Liability reported 7,594 shares. Aqr Capital Mngmt invested 0% of its portfolio in Kilroy Realty Corp (NYSE:KRC). Tower Research Cap Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc) has invested 0.06% in Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O). Read More »

Valeant Sells iNova Pharmaceuticals for $930M

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Moreover, Kenmare Capital Partners L.L.C. has 8.05% invested in the company for 357,261 shares. Paulson & CO. Inc. bought a new stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl during the fourth quarter worth $281,463,000. It now has negative earnings. The Automotive segment designs, develops, makes and markets semiconductors for use in automotive applications. Now the shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc . Read More »

Harrington struck on elbow by amateur's swing, gets stitches

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The Irishman was set to make his 11th appearance at the St. Jude Classic with a pair of top 10s already on his TPC Southwind resume. Harrington withdrew from the event but later tweeted the freaky explanation. I almost fainted with the pain and shock. The Dubliner failed to secure a place in next week's US Open - the second Major of the year - via the 36-hole qualifier at Walton Heath last week. Read More »

OnePlus 5 Price Leaked in Indian Rupees, To Start From Rs. 32999

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Additionally, the OnePlus 5 smartphone was also recently spotted on Oppo Mart with a price $450. Furthermore, this device is coming out with a whole new design. However, there are some things we do know for certain. With OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, OnePlus has made itself known - and especially appreciated - throughout the world. Read More »

US Open spot on the line to select few at St. Jude

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This season has not been kind to Crane as he sits at 161 in the FedEx Cup standings, but going back to a familiar place where you have had past success is always a nice remedy. Here is a handy guide about who's in and out of the 117th U.S. Open and how that will be affected by this week's event . "Once you see it done, you know it can be done". Read More »

UQ cements global top-tier status with rise in QS table

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UNC-Chapel Hill is 80th in the QS rankings, followed by N.C. State (263rd) and Wake Forest University (between 411th and 420th). It used six metrics: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-to-student ratio, citations per faculty, global faculty ratio and worldwide student ratio. Read More »

Revenue Approximations Analysis: RH (RH), Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN)

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The potential shakeup comes amid a period of upheaval for department-store chains, which are facing declining mall traffic and intense online competition. Vetr lowered Nordstrom from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $48.92 target price for the company.in a report on Monday, April 10th. Read More »

Trump offers to host feuding Gulf nations at White House

He said there have been multiple reports issued by official agencies in the United States "commending our role in combating terror financing". "We appreciate the role they are playing in trying to de-escalate it". S&P Global Ratings also noted that the group of states which have cut off ties "provides 15 percent of Qatar's imports, potentially causing substantial shortages of key materials, including those used for construction projects, and food". Read More »

Jordan downgrades diplomatic relations with Qatar

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Exxon Mobil Corp said on Tuesday that production and exports of liquefied natural gas from Qatar have not been affected by rising diplomatic tensions in the Middle East. A visa check tool on the Emirates website provided by the International Air Transport Association said a Qatari passport holder would be refused transit in Dubai. Read More »

Eurozone growth revised up to 2-year high

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Growth in the eurozone accelerated in the first quarter of 2017 as the economy brushed off the unknowns of Brexit and fraught elections in France, data showed on Thursday. Imports increased by 1.3% in the euro area and by 1.7% in the EU28 (after +3.8% and +2.8%). Still, the overall figure for the eurozone shows that recovery in Europe remains on track, despite the significant political uncertainties in Europe, including Britain's divorce from the EU. Read More »

Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

Hawaii is joined by many other USA states and localities to declare that the Paris agreement would be honoured, with many governors and mayors signing executive orders or pledging to continue the fight. In his attempt to make America first again, he could set us back decades in bringing cleaner air and reducing global warming, not to speak of what would happen to economic growth. Read More »

UK election 2017: Voters to go to the polls

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Prime Minister Theresa May called a UK General Election just ten weeks ago, a surprise for many after May initially denied a General Election would take place until 2020. Pencils have traditionally been provided in polling booths - for both historic and practical reasons. The Green Party. The party is led by Caroline Lucas, and they're environmentally focused much like the Aussie Greens Party. Read More »

ECB to keep taps open as economic outlook uncertain

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The financial markets have remained cautious over the recent slowdown in inflation across the Eurozone, which is fuelling some speculations that the central bank's easy monetary policy still has a long way to go. "The UK parliamentary election on Thursday may turn out to be a closer race than expected just a few weeks ago", noted Richard Falkenhall, senior foreign exchange strategist at Swedish banking group SEB. Read More »

$3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline begins service

The crude oil from the Dakota Access pipeline is delivered to a hub outside of Patoka where it can be supplied to the ETCO pipeline for delivery to the Gulf Coast. Four Sioux tribes are now suing to shut down the line. But President Donald Trump , fulfilling campaign promises, quickly reversed Obama's decision after taking office. Read More »