Intelligence panel chair reviewed sensitive file on White House grounds

Mar 28, 2017

In some cases, he said the names of Trump advisers caught up incidentally in the eavesdropping were not expunged from surveillance reports as those of USA persons should have been. Also, the information didn't "somewhat defend the president". Pelosi herself has long had a troubled relationship with the intelligence agencies and their products.


Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' Statue Likely to Stay, For Now

Mar 28, 2017

The girl became an instant tourist draw and internet sensation. Bull, as part of a campaign by USA fund manager State Street to push companies to put women on their boards, in the financial district in NY, on March 7. They solve problems in a different way. The bronze, Kristen Visbal-designed sculpture, which was expected to be removed from Bowling Green Park on April 2, will stay under the New York City Department of Transportation art program following support from political leaders ...


Wolseley reiterated as Overweight By Barclays

Mar 28, 2017

The stock's market capitalization is GBX 789.08 million. The stock has "Underperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, January 11. Its shared infrastructure covers an addressable market of approximately 26,000 public sites, over 7,400 mobile masts, approximately 260,000 businesses and over 3.7 million homes.


Utah victim of London attack thanks supporters for 'outpouring of love'

Mar 28, 2017

Khalid Masood was active on the encryption messaging service WhatsApp two minutes before he started his attack on Westminster Bridge, but no evidence has emerged to show he was communicating with ISIS at any point, the official told CNN. "She's a fighter", Burton said. A family living next door said Masood used to come wearing Islamic dress and take their neighbours' children to the mosque.


World powers to remain absent from United Nations meet on nuclear weapons ban

Mar 28, 2017

As a mom, as a daughter, there is nothing I want more for my family then a world with no nuclear weapons but we have to realistic. This week at the United Nations in NY, a new series of negotiations on the nuclear weapons ban treaty will begin.


Evercore ISI Reaffirms "Outperform" Rating for Accenture Plc

Mar 27, 2017

Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 30,580 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,543,304.60. In comparison, previous year the company earned revenue of $8.4 billion and had a net profit of $1.33 billion.


Lawmakers say votes aren't there for health care

Mar 27, 2017

So why then did the Republican Congress decide to revise health care first, before tax cuts? This Republican meltdown marked a massive failure of governance by a reckless, irresponsible Administration and its partisan Congressional leadership.


House Freedom Caucus Chair Reacts to Trump Calling Them Out on Twitter

Mar 27, 2017

At the White House, Trump insisted just before the delay was announced that "we have a great bill and I think we have a very good chance". The AHCA ran into trouble with House conservatives, who wanted it to go further in taking apart President Obama's law and were hoping for specific policy concessions from Trump.


Snap election to test Bulgaria's divided loyalties

Mar 27, 2017

Opinion polls in the European Union's poorest country, where the average monthly salary is just 500 euros ($540) and corruption is rife, indicate a tight race and a strong showing by nationalists. The performance of the BSP , the successors to the Communist party, was worse than expected after its new leader, Kornelia Ninova, appeared to have energised the party.


Meals on Wheels holds steady for now

Mar 27, 2017

While the New Castle program isn't likely to be impacted by the cuts, Crowe said she has received emails from counterparts across Pennsylvania and the nation that would be affected, particularly if the Community Development Block Grants - which provide federal funding for neighborhoods and municipalities with low-to-moderate income populations - are eliminated.


Local officials still split on health amendment

Mar 27, 2017

They argued the amendment to require the state to foot the bill for local Medicaid costs outside of New York City would help upstate counties by providing them significant budget relief. House "would represent a huge step backwards". Members derisively called it the "Empire State Kickback", "The Tammany Haul" and "The Buffalo Bribe". Stefanik and her colleagues said the amendment "shifts the county share" of Medicaid costs to the state.


Supply-side pressure leaves bruise on oil prices

Mar 27, 2017

Most likely the oil has increased as the Loonie has rallied aggressively and has appreciated versus the greenback, the USD/CAD has erased the earlier today's gains and now is approaching an important confluence area. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. inventories rose by nearly 5 million barrels to 533.1 million last week, well over forecasts for an increase of 2.8 million.


Airline slammed for 'barring girls wearing leggings'

Mar 27, 2017

United Airlines' website states that "Passengers who are barefoot are not properly clothed", but does not elaborate on the dress code for passengers. According to Jonathan Guerin, a United Airlines spokesperson, yoga trousers or leggings are more than welcome for regular paying customers. United did not respond to repeated requests for clarification on the dress code for "pass travelers".


Egypt resumes meat imports from Brazil after temporary ban: Agriculture Ministry

Mar 26, 2017

China had suspended imports of all meat products from Brazil , the world's top beef exporter, on March 20 as a precautionary measure. Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi told Reuters on Saturday that China will lift its suspension on imports of Brazilian meat following clarification of inspection irregularities.


Amtrak Acela Derails, Scrapes NJ Transit Train at Penn Station

Mar 25, 2017

Amtrak says customers may experience delays due to the "minor derailment". The Acela Express train was moving at a slow speed and its rear remained on the platform, Amtrak said . Photos on social media show a large dent in the NJTransit vehicle and paint scraped along its side. A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman said service was suspended into the station.


Wall Street Journal editorial attacks Pres. Trump's credibility

Mar 25, 2017

Jitters about the Healthcare Bill on Tuesday led investors to sell stocks in what was the S&P 500's worst day since before Trump's election. "What may have changed is that now they'll go to tax reform next and not come back to this", Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief United States economist, said in a phone interview.


Chicago Bleeds Population for Second Year in a Row

Mar 25, 2017

Baltimore added about 2,000 residents from worldwide migration but saw slightly more deaths than births and lost about 11,000 to domestic migration. But the birthrate exceeded the number of people who died, which accounts for the overall 21,000 person loss.


Pound hits one-month high against the dollar after retail sales surge

Mar 24, 2017

Looking at the three months to February as a whole, sales volumes were down by 1.4 percent after a 0.5 percent decline in the three months to January, their biggest fall since March 2010. Retail sales increased by 1.4 percent in February after a drop in January when rising food and fuel prices weighed on consumer spending, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement.


IPhone lorded over the smartphone industry previous year, Samsung came in second

Mar 24, 2017

If looking at the fourth quarter alone, the new iPhone 7 was the 2016 best-seller, followed by iPhone 7 Plus, based on research from the IHS Markit Smartphone Shipment Database , which tracks quarterly shipment data for more than 350 smartphone models.


Siri Vs. Alexa: Marriott Testing Apple, Amazon Voice Assistants In Hotel

Mar 24, 2017

You'll also be able to order movie tickets from Fandango and, of course, hear Alexa's deep catalogue of jokes. For that you'll have to rely on the Google Assistant, which will continue to operate side by side with the Mate 9 Alexa app. Most importantly, you can control your compatible smart home devices with the Chinese company's smartphone. This will make the Mate 9 the first phone to ever host the popular AI assistant.


Airbnb Is Going After China In A Big Way - Here's How

Mar 24, 2017

Airbnb - which connects hosts, who want to rent their homes, with short-term renters who may stay anywhere from one night up to a few weeks-has become popular in China, where there are roughly 80,000 Airbnb listings that have housed almost 1.6 million travellers, the company said.


Ban on Brazilian meat leaves customers in limbo

Mar 23, 2017

Brazil's federal police is conducting a probe into bribes payments to health inspectors allegedly to cover up irregularities such as the sale of rotten products. Brazil got a small reprieve on Tuesday, when South Korea made a decision to lift a ban it had put in place on chicken products from BRF, one of the companies involved in the scandal.


Dulux paint maker rejects second takeover offer

Mar 23, 2017

The new proposal doesn't warrant Akzo engaging in discussions with PPG, Akzo said. Finally, Elliott notes that there has been a great deal of market confusion surrounding the rights of Stichting Akzo Nobel , Akzo Nobel's priority shares and corporate defences.


Latest Android Update Set to Bring Smartphone Feature in Google Pixel C

Mar 23, 2017

But, Google has also introduced many smaller new features, and details about them can be found on the Android Developer's blog. Google has gotten very good at finding exactly what we want, from the latest on today's biggest news stories to answers for our most esoteric questions.


Why the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow Fell to 5-Week Lows

Mar 23, 2017

The Dow was lower in morning trading, dragged down by a 6.2 per cent fall in Nike after the world's largest footwear maker's quarterly revenue missed estimates amid intensifying competition in North America. The CBOE Volatility index, Wall Street's "fear gauge", jumped 10 per cent. The dollar was flat against a basket of currencies but down 0.3 per cent versus the yen, having hit a four-month low of 111.25 yen earlier in the day.


France's Le Pen focuses on terrorism in Chad leader visit

Mar 22, 2017

The debate, and the two others that will follow ahead of the April 23 first round, are seen as key in an election in which almost 40 per cent of voters say they are not sure who to back. Macron also scored well when viewers were asked how the debate had affected their views of the candidates. "We need to regain control of our borders so we know who is in our country".


Inflation in biggest monthly rise since 2012

Mar 22, 2017

That was actually bigger than the 2.1% rise that economists polled before the release expected . "The projected overshoot entirely reflects the expected effects of the drop in sterling", the Bank said last week. Sterling rose by a cent to almost $1.25 on the figures, which will add pressure on the Bank of England to consider how much longer it can continue its current ultra low interest rate policy.


Gold hits 2-wk high as Fed rate outlook weighs on dollar

Mar 22, 2017

The global dollar index dropped to 100.28 from the previous close of 100.41. Global traders will tend to favour currencies with relatively higher rates. Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari is likely one of the low dots given his dissent from the Fed's interest rate hike last month. "With concerns of a more hawkish Fed now easing, the outlook for gold looks a little bit more positive", ANZ analysts said in a note.


HSBC 'processed £435m of laundered Russian cash'

Mar 22, 2017

HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds, Barclays and Coutts are among 17 banks based in the United Kingdom, or with branches here, that are facing questions over what they knew about the global scheme and why they did not turn away suspicious money transfers.


How Trump's budget cuts could affect Meals on Wheels, needy North Texans

Mar 22, 2017

Meals on Wheels is a public-private partnership with more than 5,000 local and state delivery programs that provide food to isolated, disabled or poor seniors while also offering safety and medical checks. Rather, it's in response to massive cuts in domestic spending proposed by President Donald Trump. "So many people overlook seniors". Due to the new budget plan, people obviously heard of the possible issue that would result in federal funds being taken down or completely away from Meals ...


Ivanka Trump Is Getting An Office In The White House

Mar 22, 2017

Since Mr Trump's inauguration in January, Ivanka has been actively participating in USA politics, attending meetings with world leaders, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel . "The ways in which the whole Trump family uses the White House and the presidency as the world's greatest infomercial does strike me as unfair". Officials noted that she will "follow the same ethics restrictions that apply to government employees".


USA billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at 101

Mar 21, 2017

Rockefeller was named president of Chase Manhattan in 1961. To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller gave 1,000 acres of land to the state of Maine, The Associated Press reported . Mr Rockefeller's private art collection was once valued at $500m (£404m). One of the major efforts of his later years was directed at restoring family influence in the Rockefeller Center in NY, most of which was sold in the 1980s to Japanese investors.


Google Apologizes for Ads Appearing Alongside Offensive Content

Mar 21, 2017

The Guardian CEO David Pemsel said in a letter to Google that many brands feel they have to place their ads on the company's services because of the dominant position that Google, YouTube and the DoubleClick ad platform have in the marketplace.


Brazil meat packers accused of exporting rotten beef

Mar 21, 2017

It added that those companies follow the strictest domestic and global rules and standards for beef, whether that meat is intended for the domestic market or for export markets. Investigators collected several carts of meats for analysis. Nearly all of the investigations were focussed on just one Brazilian state. One of the world's leading producers, Brazil exports $12 billion of meat to about 150 countries.


Oil starts the week with heavy losses as U.S. drilling weighs

Mar 21, 2017

At 10.30am GMT on Monday (20 March), prices for West Texas Intermediate crude fell 1.56% to $48.03 a barrel, while the cost of a barrel of Brent crude slipped 1.21% to $51.14. Oil prices were almost unchanged last week as the Opec and IEA monthly reports gave mixed set of signals. According to the most recent data, for January, inventories of crude and refined products stood 278 million barrels above this level.



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