• Some vets can go to CVS 'MinuteClinics' for minor illnesses
Some vets can go to CVS 'MinuteClinics' for minor illnesses

Under this program, nurses at the Phoenix VA facility's help line will be allowed to refer veterans to CVS' MinuteClinics when it is deemed "medically appropriate". In Sioux Falls, the website reports that 98 percent of the veterans who reported were "Always" or "Usually" able to get an primary care appointment when needed.

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  • UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election
UK prime minister defends decision to seek snap election

Riding high in the opinion polls, May is seeking to increase her slim majority of 17 in the 650-seat Commons before the battles begin with the European Union over Britain's exit bill and future trade and immigration ties. If anything, the knowledge that she had scope to compromise would weaken it. By cynically breaking her promises, May could bad...

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  • Former Microsoft CEO Dives into Government Spending Data
Former Microsoft CEO Dives into Government Spending Data

He sought to "figure out what the government really does with the money", Ballmer said. Like any corporate leader, USAFacts devotes a section of its report to the "risk factors" that could threaten the growth potential of the U.S. "My experience tells me that if you are not open from the beginning, it's hard to go back and fix it". The w...

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  • Vettel beats Hamilton in tense Bahrain GP
Vettel beats Hamilton in tense Bahrain GP

Vettel beat Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton after a 5 second time penalty saw the Briton lose ground and eventually hampered his chances of victory. The four-time champion was tasked with assisting the F1 tyre supplier with 2018 development work, a responsibility that will be shared by all teams over the course of the year.

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  • S&P, Nasdaq rise on bank and tech gains; IBM dents Dow
S&P, Nasdaq rise on bank and tech gains; IBM dents Dow

Excluding one-time items, IBM reported earnings of $2.38 a share, topping the FactSet consensus estimate of $2.35. Energy companies skidded. Marathon Oil sank 54 cents, or 3.4 percent, to $15.20 and Occidental Petroleum gave up 70 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $62.

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  • EPA Reports 6.5% of Employees 'Essential'
EPA Reports 6.5% of Employees 'Essential'

There have been discussions about eliminating "excess office space" to save money, but no talk of shutting the office, Kaplan said in the memo, a copy of which Reuters obtained. The economic effects of air pollution control, however, may very well be transferred to the neighbors that must deal with exposure to the as-yet not well understood effe...

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  • ISIL Uses Mustard Gas against Iraqi Army Unit With US: Australian Experts
ISIL Uses Mustard Gas against Iraqi Army Unit With US: Australian Experts

According to the Iraqi central command, a number of Islamic State's militants have taken advantage of the displacement movement from the ISIS-held areas in Mosul towards recently liberated areas. Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, the commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq, says Iraqi forces were treated after a strike in western Mosul. Allawi said...

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  • Tillerson declares the Iran nuclear deal a failure
Tillerson declares the Iran nuclear deal a failure

Never, ever, ever in my life have I seen any transaction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with Iran. Sajjadpour also noted that Iran was fulfilling its obligations under the deal. And even if the United States does not reimpose the nuclear sanctions that it dropped under the deal, it could impose penalties on Iran for its alleged sponsorsh...

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  • Gold slips as dollar and shares rise
Gold slips as dollar and shares rise

The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six rival currencies, edged up 0.2% to 99.62, pulling away from Tuesday's low of 99.36, its deepest trough since March 28. Regional tensions have risen over the past weeks as U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a tough rhetorical line with Pyongyang. Gold slipped on Wednesday as t...

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  • BMW, Mercedes pull ads from O'Reilly show on Fox News
BMW, Mercedes pull ads from O'Reilly show on Fox News

The O'Reilly Factor , which draws nearly four million viewers a night, generated more than $446 million in advertising revenue from 2014 through 2016, according to the research firm Kantar Media. The New York Times reported on Sunday that settlements totaling $13 million had been reached with five women who accused O'Reilly of inappropriate beh...

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  • Johnson & Johnson, Harley-Davidson Beat On Earnings, Miss On Sales
Johnson & Johnson, Harley-Davidson Beat On Earnings, Miss On Sales

Harley-Davidson posted earnings of $1.05 per share on $1.33 billion in sales, compared to the Wall Street consensus estimates of $1.02 per share and $1.37 billion. A number of brokerages recently issued reports on HOG . Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.70 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" w...

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  • Japanese retailers Bic Camera and Recruit Lifestyle to start accepting bitcoin payments
Japanese retailers Bic Camera and Recruit Lifestyle to start accepting bitcoin payments

Japan is viewed as lagging behind other countries in the availability of the bitcoin payment method at retail stores and elsewhere, and in "fintech", the combination of financial services with information technology. Businesses interested in introducing the new payment option can choose to install the bitcoin payment system alone. The electronics...

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  • Longhorn Cyber-Espionage Group Is Actually the Central Intelligence Agency
Longhorn Cyber-Espionage Group Is Actually the Central Intelligence Agency

Tom Kellermann, CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures, was not happy with Symantec's connection of Longhorn to CIA Vault 7 hacking tool . Longhorn also has some of the same "cryptographic protocols" as some of the Vault 7 documents and also employed similar outlined guidelines to avoid detection.

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  • Goldman falls short of USA expectations
Goldman falls short of USA expectations

But Goldman's results were well below the $5.31 a share expected by analysts, according to FactSet. Goldman's profit rose from a hard year-ago quarter, with earnings per share of $5.15 versus $2.68 in the first quarter of 2016 . Net interest income for the quarter dropped 41.56 percent over the prior year period to $516 million. Investment-ban...

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  • Positive signal for economy as IMD predicts normal monsoon
Positive signal for economy as IMD predicts normal monsoon

Ramesh said at press conference here. He added that the normal rain will be good for the economy and agriculture and rain will be distributed fairly across the country. The actual rainfall, however, was only 97 per cent of LPA. Good monsoon rains are vital for Indian crops and a particularly dry season can reduce farm output, raising food prices ...

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  • YouTube Go beta version released in India
YouTube Go beta version released in India

Channels include live streams from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and more for 50 channels total. Subscribers can watch YouTube TV on their phone, tablet or computer, and one membership can be shared among six users. "We started evaluating this two years ago", said Kelly Merryman, vp of content partnerships for YouTube. YouTube TV will be available on C...

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  • BC parties begin election race to May 9 finish
BC parties begin election race to May 9 finish

But she quickly zeroed in on her opponents, warning that the NDP's free-spending ways would drive the province into deficit. Clark campaigned in 2013 on promises of a debt-free B.C. Former Olympic rower and silver medallist Dave Calder, who is running for the Liberals in Saanich South, played host to the event that drew Liberal candidates from ...

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  • Steve Stephens, Facebook Live Murderer, Found Dead in Pennsylvania
Steve Stephens, Facebook Live Murderer, Found Dead in Pennsylvania

The suspect who killed a grandfather in OH and posted a video of it on Facebook shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit by police in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. The company said that Stephens posted a video of himself announcing his intent to commit murder, then two minutes later posted another video of himself shooting and killing Godwin.

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  • Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribers
Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribers

Reed Hastings, CEO of the US-listed streaming service, did an analyst interview in the wake of yesterday's first quarter results . The subscription video on-demand giant added 4.95 million total streaming customers in the quarter, down from 6.74 million in the same quarter a year earlier and below its forecast of 5.20 million for Q1.

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  • Miner BHP Billiton's shares spike on hedge fund manager's move
Miner BHP Billiton's shares spike on hedge fund manager's move

BHP Billiton came under fresh pressure to restructure on Monday as activist hedge fund Elliott Advisors urged the miner to scrap its dual-corporate system, split off its USA oil arm and revise its capital return policy. "You can't smooth your dividends if you have volatile underlying earnings". The hedge fund has also called for the miner's petro...

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