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Trump's Former Campaign Manager Agrees To Testify In Russia Probe
- April 04, 2017

Manafort resigned as Trump's campaign chief in August 2016 following reports of illicit payments related to his previous work for the political party of Ukraine's pro-Russian former president, Viktor Yanukovych. He said his focus for people to interview is primarily current and former government officials with insight into the investigation. "We thank Mr. (more...)
Ecuador Presidential Election: Ruling Party Candidate Claims Victory As Opposition Demands Recount
- April 04, 2017

Moreno, a paraplegic former vice president, secured 51.15 percent of the votes, compared with Lasso's 48.85 percent, with more almost 99 percent of votes counted, according to the electoral council on Monday morning. "Today a new Ecuador has been born, " Lasso said to loud shouts of "freedom". The region's high-profile Socialist leader, President Nicolas Maduro of crisis-hit Venezuela, congratulated Moreno profusely on Twitter, as did Bolivian President Evo Morales. (more...)
At least 248 dead in Colombia mudslide At least 248 dead in Colombia mudslide
- April 04, 2017

A Bible is seen among the rubble left by mudslides following heavy rains in Mocoa , Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 2, 2017. Numerous residents did not have enough time to climb on top of their roofs or seek refuge on higher ground. (more...)
Panera Bread exploring strategic options, including possible sale
- April 04, 2017

Over the last five trading sessions, the stock has moved 4.97%. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.32% of the company's stock. Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 7th. A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. 03/17/2017 - Panera Bread Company had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen. (more...)
Attorney General files energy policy lawsuit against Trump Attorney General files energy policy lawsuit against Trump
- April 04, 2017

The Department of Energy did not respond to a request for comment. And, through reduced energy use, millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions will be eliminated. The administration delayed the rules March 19 for at least three months, saying Energy Secretary Rick Perry needed more time to review them. Seeking review from the Second Circuit, Schneiderman said Trump's orders - on top of economically wasteful and environmentally hazardous - violated the federal Energy Policy and ... (more...)
Vote On Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Expected This Week
- April 04, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, has chose to filibuster Mr. Gorsuch - a strategy that forces the GOP to gain the support of eight Democrats or to lower the threshold for confirmation from 60 votes to a simple majority by rewriting the rules through the so-called "nuclear" option. (more...)
3 airliners in near-misses with drones at Heathrow 3 airliners in near-misses with drones at Heathrow
- April 04, 2017

A passenger plane had a near-miss with a drone at 10,000ft as it approached Heathrow Airport. Investigators concluded that the drone had flown so close to the passenger jet that "providence had played a major part in the aircraft not colliding". (more...)
White House Supports Repeal of Broadband Privacy Rules
- April 04, 2017

Internet service providers (ISP) like Verizon , AT&T and Comcast can continue to sell your online information, including internet browsing history, emails, recent searches, app history and mobile phone location. Under the proposed guidelines, providers could share and sell non-sensitive information - such as users' names, IP address or anything else not on the sensitive list - but customers would have been allowed to opt-out. (more...)
Both candidates claim victory in Ecuador presidential runoff
- April 04, 2017

According to results released by National Electoral Council, with 94.18 percent of the total votes counted, Moreno had 51.07 percent of the vote against 48.93 percent for the opposition candidate Lasso. A similar scuffle took place outside the electoral offices in Guayaquil. It would also buck a trend in South America, where right-leaning governments have come to power in Argentina, Brazil, and Peru recently as a commodities boom ended and corruption accusations grew. (more...)
Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys Team for Medley at 2017 ACM Awards Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys Team for Medley at 2017 ACM Awards
- April 04, 2017

Did your favorite artists hit the jackpot during the 52nd annual ACM Awards on Sunday (April 2)? Especially Tim McGraw, once FGL members Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley stood in formation with the Backstreet Boys and busted out their dance moves. (more...)
Airstrikes kill over 100 ISIS militants near Syria border in Iraq
- April 03, 2017

The attack is said to have been carried out in the al-Qaim region, near the border with Syria. Although the loss of Mosul would effectively end Islamic State's territorial rule in Iraq, U.S. Along with civilian casualties, Iraqi troops have suffered significant losses, with almost 300 men killed since the west Mosul pushback began over a month ago. (more...)
Donald Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline Donald Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline
- April 03, 2017

Two years ago, then-President Barack Obama rejected the pipeline after the State Department determined it was contrary to US interests. He said the project would lower consumer fuel prices, create jobs and reduce US dependence on foreign oil. (more...)
Canadian Investors: What You Need to Know About the 2017 Federal Budget
- April 03, 2017

Canada's economy is starting to pick up, posting the fastest growth since 2013 in the second-half of past year. The federal government missed a key opportunity to walk the walk and tackle income inequality in today's federal budget , says Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Senior Economist David Macdonald. (more...)
US March auto sales lag expectations, hurting vehicle firms' shares
- April 03, 2017

Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in Ford Motor Company by 1,792.7% in the fourth quarter. Finally, Asset Planning Services Inc. Honda Motor Co. Barry Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Ford Motor Company by 0.7% in the third quarter. Several analysts have issued reports on the company. (more...)
David Rockefeller, last of generation in family, dies at 101
- April 03, 2017

He was the oldest living member of the fabled Rockefeller family - one of America's most famously philanthropic families. The son of fellow financier John D Rockefeller Jr and socialite Abigail Greene "Abby" Aldrich, he was the youngest of six children. (more...)
US factory activity cools slightly; trend remains bullish
- April 03, 2017

The manufacturing PMI data shows business conditions in the USA manufacturing sector It is a significant indicator of the overall economic condition in US. A measure of USA manufacturing activity retreated from a 2-1/2-year high in March amid a decline in production and an inventory drawdown, but a surge in factory jobs indicated that the sector's energy-led recovery was gaining momentum. (more...)
Crude Oil Stocks Sets Record
- April 03, 2017

Prices for front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1 , the worldwide benchmark for oil, were at $52.53 per barrel at 0445 GMT, up 11 cents from their last close. OPEC member Libya was excluded from the cuts, agreed late a year ago, as the country's oil sector fell victim to the unrest that followed the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (more...)
Donald Trump targets nations in trade deficit Donald Trump targets nations in trade deficit
- April 03, 2017

Donald Trump later signed the pair of orders aimed at identifying and targeting foreign trade abuses, according to the White House, but behind closed doors. More than half of this trade deficit is with China. They will look, he said, for evidence of "cheating", inappropriate behaviour, trade deals that have not lived up to their promise, lax enforcement, currency misalignment and troublesome World Trade Organisation constraints. (more...)