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Japan exports, imports surge in sign of renewed vigor Japan exports, imports surge in sign of renewed vigor
- April 20, 2017

Morgan Stanley gained $1.19, or 2.9 percent, to $42.40. Elsewhere, Charles Schwab rose 71 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $38.62 and Prudential climbed $1.42, or 1.4 percent, to $104.99. Vehicle exports rose 4 percent, while exports of electrical machinery were up 11 percent. USA crude futures climbed 0.22 percent to $50.55 a barrel, after posting a near 4 percent drop overnight, the biggest one-day decline since March 8. (more...)
Trump promises action to help dairy farmers
- April 20, 2017

Ottawa must stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump after his unexpected broadside at Canada's dairy farmers, says local Member of Parliament Gord Brown. and Mexican peers, demanding the start of a WTO dispute. But that leaves farmers with excess protein, which is where ultra-filtered milk comes in. Ralph is the "R" in "T and R Dairy Farms LLC". (more...)
United executives take questions about dragging passenger
- April 20, 2017

Because the incident aboard United Express Flight 3411 was a systemic problem, the company won't fire anyone in management - including Munoz - or its rank-and-file workers. In the wake of the incident, Munoz said he has reached out to members of the Chinese consulate in Chicago. This Sunday, April 9, 2017, image made from a video provided by Audra D. (more...)
Whenever Durant returns, Blazers-Warriors series shouldn't change much
- April 20, 2017

The Warriors neutralized Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum , flexed their defensive might and enjoyed a surplus of contributions from up-and-down the roster in a dominant performance that showed why they are the favorites to win another National Basketball Association championship. (more...)
Oil prices dip on bloated US market, mixed Saudi signals
- April 20, 2017

Gasoline stockpiles rose by 1.5m barrels to 237.7m barrels during the week ending on 14 April, while those of distillate fuels shrank by 2.0m barrels, according to the Energy Information Administration , the US Department of Energy's statistical arm. (more...)
As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia
- April 20, 2017

According to The New York Times , the problem is that the Carl Vinson and three other warships were sailing at that time to participate in joint exercises with the Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean, three thousand and five hundred miles southwest of the Korean peninsula. (more...)
Republicans scored a "big" win in GA-06 last night
- April 20, 2017

Democrat Jon Ossoff just missed winning the race outright, with 48.1 percent of the tally, and will head toward a runoff in June against Republican Karen Handel . Ossoff had the strongest showing Tuesday in a hotly contested race that some saw as a gauge of President Donald Trump's popularity. For U.S. President Donald Trump , an off-year congressional election on Tuesday in the reliably Republican northern suburbs of Atlanta could spell trouble if a Democratic upstart pulls off a ... (more...)
Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight
- April 20, 2017

The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack. Speaking on CBS's Face The Nation, Mr Tillerson said there was no evidence to suggest Russian Federation was part of the alleged chemical attack. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are slated to appear on the shows, one day after Trump delivered to Congress his justification for the strike. (more...)
USA employers added just 98000 jobs last month -down from
- April 20, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the Labor Department reported that fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits the week before, a sign that the job market appears to be increasingly secure for workers. That's the lowest rate since December 2007. The change in temporary help services employment for January was revised from +6,500 to +15,100, and the change for February was revised from +3,100 to +8,900. (more...)
India ruling party leaders face trial in 1992 mosque attack
- April 20, 2017

The bench had earlier reserved the order on April 6 after the CBI and other petitioners had sought the restoration of conspiracy charge against the senior Bharatiya Janata Party and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders. Because the cases are two different sets. On 6 December 1992, a large crowd of Hindu Kar Sevaks (activists) demolished the Babri Mosque in the city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. (more...)
Debenhams to shut stores Debenhams to shut stores
- April 20, 2017

It is consulting on the closure of the DHL-run Lodge Farm distribution centre in Northamptonshire, which employs 220 staff and would close in two years' time. Longer-term plans include building on strength in beauty by offering services like manicures and a technology upgrade to capture more sales through mobile, push personalised promotions and connect better with customers as part of what Bucher called "Social Shopping". (more...)
Marine Le Pen Pledges To Suspend Immigration If Wins Elections
- April 20, 2017

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen , who has dominated the campaign with her anti-immigration, anti-EU proposals, is appealing to her electoral base in the hopes of maintaining a shot at the run-off. He thinks a Le Pen victory would be a catastrophe for France . Macron struck a tough, but conciliatory tone. But he added that "terrorism ... (more...)
Star QB Tom Brady to miss NFL champs' visit to White House Star QB Tom Brady to miss NFL champs' visit to White House
- April 20, 2017

Super Bowl MVP quarterback Tom Brady , who is friends with Trump, was notably not in attendance. Brady released a statement saying he wouldn't be in Washington D.C. Trump and the Patriots have had a connection long before Wednesday's visit. There are 64 players listed on the Patriots' active team roster , though it's unclear how many were invited. (more...)
OPEC 'optimistic' oil output cuts leading to price recovery OPEC 'optimistic' oil output cuts leading to price recovery
- April 20, 2017

Joint talks with non-OPEC oil ministers will also take place that day, two sources said. These predictions are bullish compared to those of Goldman Sachs, which predicts prices hovering around $50 and stabilizing there, while the International Energy Agency (IEA) anxious higher-than-expected inventories could potentially crater prices. (more...)
US Syria strike: Donald Trump reasons out why runways were not hit
- April 20, 2017

Syrian forces launched further air strikes on Saturday, which killed 18 people - including five children - in the rebel-controlled Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the civil defence rescue service reported . The statement , released by the Ilam al Harbi (War Media) outlet, apparently mocked former President Obama's warning to Assad in 2012 not to cross a "red line" with his use of chemical weapons or face a military response. (more...)
Mattis calls on U.N.-brokered end to Yemen civil war Mattis calls on U.N.-brokered end to Yemen civil war
- April 20, 2017

Major General Ahmad Asiri, the spokesperson of the Saudi-led military coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen, withdrew on Monday a statement he made recently that stipulated Egypt offered to participate in Yemen war with almost 40,000 conscripts. (more...)
Women can retain maiden name on passport, says PM Women can retain maiden name on passport, says PM
- April 20, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on April 13, 2017 , that from now on, women will have the liberty to choose between keeping their maiden name or husband's surname in the passport . Reacting to the results, PM Modi thanked the people for their "unwavering faith in politics of development and good governance". The panel had found that there was no real need to mention the name of the spouse in the passport . (more...)
Trump administration report labels no United States trading partners as currency manipulators Trump administration report labels no United States trading partners as currency manipulators
- April 20, 2017

On the campaign trail, Trump regularly went after China, labeling the country a "currency manipulator" (one that tries to unfairly influence the exchange rate) and promising to have the State Department designate them as one on his first day in office. (more...)
Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan Team for Ramin Bahrani's 'Fahrenheit 451' Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan Team for Ramin Bahrani's 'Fahrenheit 451'
- April 20, 2017

The dystopian drama is based on Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed 1953 book depicting a future American society where books are prohibited, and special fireman are on standby to burn any that are found. Jordan will reportedly play Montag, a fireman who tries to shake off the role he's taken on after meeting Clarisse, who teaches him about the past. (more...)
Handy hint: Melania prompts Trump on national anthem protocol as Twitter implodes Handy hint: Melania prompts Trump on national anthem protocol as Twitter implodes
- April 20, 2017

But it's too late - the signed memento of the White House annual tradition and a once-in-a-lifetime chance of meeting the Republican had been tossed into the wind. Either way, it seems Mrs Trump will be a tremendous asset to her husband when she leaves her home in NY to join him in Washington . US First Lady Melania Trump saved her husband from a potentially embarrassing breach of protocol over Easter weekend - when the US President forgot to put his hand on his heart for the national ... (more...)

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