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Japanese government responsible for Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan court rules Japanese government responsible for Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan court rules
- March 19, 2017

A magnitude-9.0 quake in 2011 triggered a massive tsunami which destroyed the emergency power and then the cooling system of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and caused a serious nuclear disaster, forcing some 300,000 people to evacuate. (more...)
G20 ministers fail to get USA on board for trade, climate change G20 ministers fail to get USA on board for trade, climate change
- March 19, 2017

We do not want unfair competition. The final communique of Baden-Baden should send the message that worldwide cooperation is still robust in times of growing geopolitical risks, Schaeuble said. The failure by ministers to agree on trade and climate action was met with dismay by France, whose Finance Minister Michel Sapin said: "I regret that our discussions today were unable to reach a satisfying conclusion". (more...)
Subway Sues CBC Over Chicken Report, Seeks $210 Mln In Damages Subway Sues CBC Over Chicken Report, Seeks $210 Mln In Damages
- March 18, 2017

A week after the original Canadian TV report, Subway said tests of its chicken at two outside labs revealed only trace amounts of soy. Subway is claiming $210million in damages in the lawsuit calling the allegations "defamatory and absolutely false", according to the New York Post . (more...)
Stocks rise ahead of Fed, Dutch vote result Stocks rise ahead of Fed, Dutch vote result
- March 18, 2017

The dollar's trade-weighted index drifted weaker into the Fed decision and then weakened sharply despite the Fed Funds rate increase as the Fed's overall tone was less hawkish than many had expected. Gold's sister metal, silver for May delivery SIK7, +0.17% was also up 2.5 cents, or 0.1%, at $17.355 an ounce, eyeing a weekly gain of 2.6%-its best in roughly a month. (more...)
AAP on the verge of split in Delhi : claims senior BJP leader AAP on the verge of split in Delhi : claims senior BJP leader
- March 18, 2017

He said that he has been told that there is a rift in party by two different factions led by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, with main reason being party's debacle in Punjab and Goa polls. "We urge all volunteers to focus on MCD elections". He is scheduled to visit the western state next week. "We will and clean up Delhi and make it the capital the country deserves", he said. (more...)
Relief in France after Dutch election results Relief in France after Dutch election results
- March 18, 2017

Following last year's shock Brexit vote, and Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential polls, the Dutch general elections are seen as a litmus test of the strength of far-right and populist parties ahead of other ballots in Europe this year. (more...)
Russian Federation denies its spies were behind huge Yahoo hack Russian Federation denies its spies were behind huge Yahoo hack
- March 18, 2017

He and his boss, Igor Suschin, are accused of running the Yahoo operation by hiring accused hackers Karim Baratov and Alexsey Belan, who has been on the FBI's most wanted list for three years. An investigation by Yahoo's board found that senior executives knew about the hacking in 2014 but that it "was not properly investigated and analyzed", the company said in a filing this month. (more...)
Virginia to see big Medicaid cuts under GOP plan Virginia to see big Medicaid cuts under GOP plan
- March 18, 2017

And so, there's not a whole lot of credence, sometimes, in the Congressional Budget Office's numbers, because they don't have a great track record, and their outlook and numbers have been wrong many times. "Actually, if there was some better insurance markets out there-which is the goal of this legislation-they would transition off of Medicaid, and get better insurance". (more...)
Yogi Adityanath: Know your new UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath: Know your new UP Chief Minister
- March 18, 2017

Will he be able to control the Yogi and his tongue in future remains to be seen, but there will be questions asked to prime minister if the choice of Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is betrayal of trust. Adityanath is a controversial and communal figure in UP, but he has a strong following in eastern UP. He was allegedly involved in the controversy of leading a purification drive of converting 1,800 Christians into Hinduism in UP's municipality town Etah. (more...)
Trump stands by claims Obama tapped his phones, despite denial by GCHQ
- March 18, 2017

MARCH 15: Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Intelligence Committee say they have seen no evidence of wiretapping. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Republican Devin Nunes, said in a statement late on Friday that the Justice Department had "fully complied" with the panel's request. (more...)
Block Island wind farm rides out storm Stella Block Island wind farm rides out storm Stella
- March 18, 2017

TenneT and Energinet.dk want the development of the North Sea Wind Power Hub to make the energy transition to renewables both feasible and affordable. These goals are part of a flawed Comprehensive Energy Plan that, by the admission of its authors, won't help stop global warming and that has the added charm of allowing power companies to offset the high price of wind energy by selling Renewable Energy Credits out of state. (more...)
G20 ministers struggle to find consensus on trade G20 ministers struggle to find consensus on trade
- March 18, 2017

Governments should spread the proceeds of economic growth more widely to contain popular anger that risks further roiling the global economy, the rich nations' club urged in a report presented at Friday's G20 gathering. has had a bad deal from the current setup. "We also believe that free trade has advantages for all stakeholders", said Merkel's spokesperson, Steffen Seibert, on Monday. (more...)
Trump stands by wiretap claim Trump stands by wiretap claim
- March 18, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May's office said it had been assured that the White House would not repeat the allegations. They include an assertion by a Fox News analyst, former New Jersey Judge Andrew Napolitano, that he had been told by unidentified intelligence officials that Obama obtained transcripts of Trump's conversations from Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, the British agency that monitors overseas communications. (more...)
European stocks steady with eyes on Fed, Dutch vote
- March 18, 2017

It reached session high at 1.2171 and dropped to session low at 1.2137 levels. The euro hit a five-week high in Asia trade after exit polls suggesting a pro-European Union victor in the Dutch election gave investors another reason to push up the common currency in addition to the Federal Reserve's largely unchanged view on the pace of US rate increases. (more...)
Confirmed: Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are a couple! Confirmed: Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are a couple!
- March 18, 2017

We know that Kapil Sharma has a unique and humorous way of communicating, especially, with his fans. And it seems like Kapil is madly in love with her. A fellow comedian, Kapil wanted to marry Ginni AKA Bhavneet after his Bollywood debut. So, now she is over the moon when she knows that her son has finally chose to get along with Ginni . (more...)
Oil Prices Rally on Report of Drop in US Inventory Oil Prices Rally on Report of Drop in US Inventory
- March 18, 2017

If U.S. oil production keeps growing, it will reduce OPEC's incentive to maintain production cuts. Crude traded in a narrow band this week, with Brent and West Texas Intermediate bouncing in a $2.5 range as investors weighed the impact of the first oil cut from OPEC in eight years against rising USA shale oil output and high inventories. (more...)
Trump's Budget Director Says Meals on Wheels Trump's Budget Director Says Meals on Wheels "Sounds Great" Doesn't "Work"
- March 18, 2017

The context was a discussion of Community Development Block Grants, which the administration wants to eliminate from the federal budget. "There's no demonstrable evidence they're actually helping results, helping kids do better in school which is what, when we took your money from you, to say , 'Look, we're going to go spend it on an after school program, ' the way we justified it was these programs are going to help kids do better in school and get better jobs and we can't prove that ... (more...)
Analysts Speculate on: Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:JCI)
- March 18, 2017

Zacks Investment Research upgraded Johnson Controls International plc Ordinary Share from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, January 2nd. Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI): 14 analysts have set the short term price target of Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI) at $49.96. (more...)
Sell-Side Analyst's Predictions: General Electric Company (GE), Snap Inc. (SNAP) Sell-Side Analyst's Predictions: General Electric Company (GE), Snap Inc. (SNAP)
- March 18, 2017

Looking about the past performance history, the company jumped 0.30% in past week and declined -0.97% in one month. The overall volume in the last trading session was 25.53 million shares. The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 27th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. (more...)
David Bowie stamps sent into space David Bowie stamps sent into space
- March 18, 2017

They are enclosed within helium balloons which, after floating way up to the edge of space, will burst, allowing the stamps to float back down, honouring Bowie's film appearance in The Man Who Fell To Earth . 52 sets of stamps, representing the years of Bowie's professional recording career, propelled into stratosphere - and fans can guess where they will land. (more...)

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