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Texas Gas Prices for March 12-18 Texas Gas Prices for March 12-18
- March 20, 2017

Analysts at GasBuddy noted that over the past four weeks gasoline prices have risen less than at any similar period since 2009. AAA says the lowest average price was about $2.35 per gallon in the Detroit area. The five states with the lowest prices are SC ($2.000 a gallon), Tennessee ($2.035), Alabama ($2.047), MS ($2.049) and Oklahoma ($2.053). Bowling Green is next at $2.10, Brownsville is at $2.14 and Horse Cave is a penny higher at $2.15. (more...)
Brazilian govt officials suspended for sales, exports of rotten meat to Egypt
- March 20, 2017

Meanwhile, an agriculture ministry spokesman confirmed that 33 meat inspectors had been suspended and that three plants had been shut down. "We are now in contact with our suppliers to seek clarification from them while awaiting the investigation results from the authorities, as we monitor the matter closely". (more...)
Kim Jong-un is behaving 'very, very badly' says Donald Trump
- March 20, 2017

Joseph Yun, special representative for North Korea policy of the State Department, will fly to Seoul late Monday from his stay in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials, according to the officials. He also said the threat posed by the regime was increasing. Wang said China has come up with proposals for all sides to study, though he didn't detail them. (more...)
The Imperial Brands PLC (IMB) Given Buy Rating at Whitman Howard The Imperial Brands PLC (IMB) Given Buy Rating at Whitman Howard
- March 20, 2017

It has a 18.71 P/E ratio. Its segments include Electronic Systems, which consist of the Company's United States and United Kingdom-based electronics activities; Cyber & Intelligence, which consists of its United States-based Intelligence & Security business and the United Kingdom-headquartered applied intelligence business; Platforms & Services (US), which produces combat vehicles, weapons and munitions; Platforms & Services (UK), which consist of its United Kingdom-based air, maritime, combat ... (more...)
Ranbir and Mahira spotted together and we can't keep calm Ranbir and Mahira spotted together and we can't keep calm
- March 20, 2017

However, nearing the end of the video, Mahira and Ranbir appear to bump into each other, which in turn, springs off another discussion. This unlikely yet so attractive pairing with the duo indulging in some backstage shenanigans is taking the internet by storm. (more...)
Norway termed the world's happiest country replacing Denmark Norway termed the world's happiest country replacing Denmark
- March 20, 2017

The study, which measures social factors alongside economic data, points to the limitations of financial factors in achieving happiness. One of the reasons for the good performance of Nordic countries in the happiness report is the sense of community in societies, according to its lead author. (more...)
UK House Prices Rise In March: Rightmove UK House Prices Rise In March: Rightmove
- March 20, 2017

Climbing property prices in March are in line with the increase seen this time a year ago, although at that time demand was being boosted by buy-to-let investors rushing to beat a stamp duty hike that was coming into force in April. According to property website Rightmove, the price of property coming to market went up 1.3% in March, down from 2% the previous month. The average United Kingdom asking price hit £310,108 this month. (more...)
Trump's defence budget boost raises questions on strategy
- March 20, 2017

Since his time on the campaign trail, the president has vowed that Mexico will pay for the wall, something the country has flat out said it will not do. While the White House deemed some programs completely unnecessary and therefore undeserving of any federal funding, such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, WIC's budget was cut from FY 2016's $6.62 billion to $6.2 billion. (more...)
Newman skips late pit stop, stuns NASCAR field in Phoenix
- March 20, 2017

This weekend the NASCAR Cup Series will run their fourth race of the season as they continue their West Coast swing in Phoenix. Sure, it's only four events into the marathon 36-race season. NASCAR's 20-somethings showed their strength again at PIR, surely to the delight of motorsports industry executives striving to attract younger fans. (more...)
We have seven issues: Jat leader Yashpal Malik on quota agitation We have seven issues: Jat leader Yashpal Malik on quota agitation
- March 20, 2017

Delhiites can heave a sigh of relief as Jat protesters have postponed "Delhi gherao" after talks with the Haryana Government. The Jat agitation which was to be started across Delhi-NCR region on March 19, has been deferred. "The state government has agreed to our demands", Mr Malik told reporters after the meeting. When the agitators were told to leave their weapons behind, a young protestor threw a wooden log at Singh, injuring him. (more...)
Mulvaney tells department heads to stay quiet amid budget rollout Mulvaney tells department heads to stay quiet amid budget rollout
- March 20, 2017

He went on to promise that "The president knows... who his voters are and we're going to take care of them no question", explaining the administration would do so "the same way that we've taken care of people for a long time in this country, which is through competition". (more...)
United Kingdom haddock loses sustainable fish status United Kingdom haddock loses sustainable fish status
- March 20, 2017

Two North Sea haddock fisheries are now rated "amber" - scoring four on a scale of one to five, where one is the most sustainable. Another Scottish fishery has a three rating, which means that its haddock has now been classed as one "to eat only occasionally" - a downgrade from its previous "good to buy" ranking. (more...)
Factory output up in February Factory output up in February
- March 20, 2017

By major market groups, final products output was flat versus January (consumer goods: -0.4%, business equipment: 0.7%) while that of non-industrial supplies gained 0.3% and within that output in construction higher by 1.3%. Similarly, manufacturing capacity utilization rose from 75.3 percent to 75.6 percent, a 16-month high. Mining production, which includes oil drilling, increased 2.7 percent, reflecting another solid gain in oil and gas well drilling. (more...)
'No evidence' Trump's team colluded with Russia - US intel. committee chief
- March 20, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on " Fox News Sunday " that while he also has not seen evidence of the wiretap claim, "we will investigate each and every one of these things". The stakes are high for Comey, who has engendered mistrust after going public with comments about Hillary Clinton's email server during the election; Obama, who has denied Trump's claims and wants his name cleared; and Trump, whose credibility is on the line. (more...)
Uber president Jeff Jones to step down as leadership turmoil intensifies
- March 20, 2017

The natural disaster that has hit Uber in the past few weeks has taken down another executive. Listening is where we get our best ideas, because they come from you, the people using Uber every day " he wrote . In the post, a prominent former engineer at Uber, Susan Fowler, described the company as "an organization in complete, unrelenting chaos". Last month, Uber employees spoke with CNNTech about the company's culture and work-life balance - or lack thereof. (more...)
Health chief Tom Price defends GOP plan to replace Obamacare Health chief Tom Price defends GOP plan to replace Obamacare
- March 20, 2017

According to the Congressional Budget Office's score of the bill, 24 million Americans could lose health insurance coverage under the proposed legislation over the next decade. Yet Congress is now considering the American Health Care Act - a bill that would do just that. Back to the new bill. Though they went through opposite experiences under ACA , area residents like Brittany Ivey and Marisa Pyle are keeping an eye on the legislation, which is like a moving target, with new ... (more...)
Ryan Says ACHA Is Not Obamacare Lite Ryan Says ACHA Is Not Obamacare Lite
- March 20, 2017

The bill, which the Congressional Budget Office estimated would result in 24 million fewer people to have health care coverage by 2026, has proven unpopular so far in most polls. "We never ran on replacement of Obamacare light: Of making the entitlement subsidies permanent, keeping the taxes, keeping the Medicaid expansion". (more...)
'No palace intrigue,' Ryan says of health bill 'No palace intrigue,' Ryan says of health bill
- March 20, 2017

The tricky part was that they needed to find a way to help people immediately upon the bill going into place, but not risk pushing Americans out of insurance plans they could not afford without government aide that the Affordable Care Act helped to provide them. (more...)
President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months on job
- March 20, 2017

Jones is the latest to quit the company after a string of high profile exits including that of Amit Singhal who was asked to resign because of a sexual harassment allegation against hime in his previous job at Alphabet Inc's Google. Jones joins a list of recent top executives to leave the company. Jones, previously an executive with retailer Target , joined Uber six month ago as its president of ride-sharing. (more...)
United States health bill to leave 14m more uninsured
- March 20, 2017

The clause perhaps would have allayed some Democrats' fears on the rising costs under the new proposed legislation. Meanwhile you have other members of Congress such as Rand Paul who feel a bulk of the American Health Care Act is too similar to Obamacare and needs to be broken down and restarted, this included Medicaid. (more...)