• Obama defends Paris climate accord as Trump mulls ditching it
Obama defends Paris climate accord as Trump mulls ditching it

He did not, however, make any direct criticisms of the Trump administration's policies. Ted Halstead, president of the Climate Leadership Council, said that "there is a almost unanimous position on the part of big business". But the gathering risks being hamstrung over fears that the United States, the world's number two carbon polluter, will pul...

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  • UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform
UK's Labour Party stung by early leak of election platform

The Labour party would automatically guarantee the rights of European Union staff working in health and care services if elected, a draft of its 2017 election manifesto has revealed. "This is a total shambles". A Conservative spokesperson said: "The commitments in this dossier will rack up tens of billions of extra borrowing for our families an...

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  • Trump Creates Panel to Find Those 'Millions of illegal Voters'
Trump Creates Panel to Find Those 'Millions of illegal Voters'

Trump has alleged, without evidence, that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in his 2016 election against Democrat Hillary Clinton. "The commission will review policies and practices that enhance or undermine the American people's confidence in the integrity of federal elections-including improper registrations, improper voting, fraudu...

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  • No, Trump didn't invent 'prime the pump'
No, Trump didn't invent 'prime the pump'

When the White House released a short memo on Trump's priorities for tax reform, the document did not specify the amount of tax that firms would have to pay on their profits overseas before repatriating them. Hate to break it to you, Trump , but " prime the pump " has actually been around for decades. This is just one highlight of a characterist...

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  • New Zealand Dollar in Focus as Reserve Bank Expected to Change Statement
New Zealand Dollar in Focus as Reserve Bank Expected to Change Statement

The currency's 5 percent decline on a trade-weighted basis over the past three months is "encouraging and, if sustained, will help to rebalance the growth outlook towards the tradables sector", Wheeler said. Analysts were in agreement that it was the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's (RBNZ ) dovish statement following the announcement that drove thi...

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  • Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years
Australia plans major spending plus surplus in 3 years

Borrowing would be limited to spending on capital works - infrastructure counted as assets and thus removed from debt calculations. "It's unlikely the government will lose votes whacking a tax on big banks , although the banks will certainly squeal, and parts of the (government's) conservative base won't like these tax measures, meaning its poli...

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  • Fed set to leave interest rates unchanged, may hint at June hike
Fed set to leave interest rates unchanged, may hint at June hike

The markets initially expected the Fed to raise interest rates on Wednesday but have made a decision to hold due to the positive US employment data. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of non-manufacturing activity (services) rose to 57.5 April from 55.2 in March, handily beating expectations of 55.8 from a Reuters poll of 64 e...

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  • Turris' OT goal gives Senators 3-2 series lead over Rangers
Turris' OT goal gives Senators 3-2 series lead over Rangers

Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris , top left, and Alex Burrows (14) celebrate after Turris scored the game-winning goal during overtime against the New York Rangers in Game 5 in the second round of the National Hockey League h. "It got a little heated", Zack Smith said. "We needed to win today because we know it's going to be very hard there". ...

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  • Toyota see profit drop on yen, president promises change
Toyota see profit drop on yen, president promises change

Unit sales in the key North American market remained flat, while Toyota registered an increase in Europe, Japan and the rest of Asia. Toyota , which in 2016 lost its crown to Volkswagen as the world's top-selling auto maker, expects a net profit of ¥1.5-trillion in the current year to March 2018 - way off market expectations around ¥1.9-trilli...

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  • Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89
Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89

Hopefully, in Game 6 , like we did in Game 1, we can take care of the ball and connect the dots". If Milwaukee wins Thursday, Game 7 in Toronto would be Saturday. In their last meeting, on April. 24th, the Raptors crushed the Bucks 118-93. Both of the team is looking for their win over each other in this Game 6 .

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  • Tunnel collapses at Washington state nuke site
Tunnel collapses at Washington state nuke site

There are concerns about the soil covering railroad tunnels near a former chemical processing facility. - "Wake-up call"- ================= The Hanford nuclear site, which is twice the size of Singapore, was used to produce plutonium for the bomb that brought an end to World War II.

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  • Nepal to sign OBOR pact with China
Nepal to sign OBOR pact with China

More broadly, the Belt and Road initiative could open a larger market for Indian businesses, he said. Ahead of the conference, foreign secretary Shankar Das Bairagi and the Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Yu Hong, will sign the framework agreement on OBOR in the presence of foreign minister Prakash Sharan Mahat this week.

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  • Pilot program, Target Restock, starts this summer
Pilot program, Target Restock, starts this summer

These customers will be able to place orders with the store online and have them shipped to them the next day . Called Target Restock , the service will pilot this summer in the discounter's hometown. The items will be packaged at a nearby store, allowing Target to fulfill orders placed before 1:30 p.m.by the next business day. "There are lot...

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  • Amazon Echo Is Three Times More Popular Than Google Home
Amazon Echo Is Three Times More Popular Than Google Home

It will let people talk with and leave messages for other Echo and Alexa users. That could mean extended weather forecasts, not just current conditions, or music lyrics to go with the song you're listening to. Google and Amazon are neck-to-neck when it comes to bringing smart devices to homes and this is an effort to make it better than the spea...

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  • Teen 'owns up to' tossing 68-year-old woman in Florida pool
Teen 'owns up to' tossing 68-year-old woman in Florida pool

The incident happened outside of Miami, Florida in the United States, on Saturday (May 6) and the woman was later rushed to hospital, according to Media Take Out. "Whatever happened just happened that day". The video shows people laughing, screaming and running away. "It's an unfortunate situation, and I think with time, it will pan out, and we w...

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  • S&P, Nasdaq reverse course after touching record highs
S&P, Nasdaq reverse course after touching record highs

The S&P 500 posted 44 new 52-week highs and 4 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 116 new highs and 58 new lows. Now, with bonds beginning to pay more interest, demand for dividends has dulled a bit. Japan's Nikkei 225 index dipped 0.3 percent, while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong jumped 1.3 percent. South Korean markets were closed as votes he...

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  • Nasdaq Takes New High As Dow, S&P 500 Fade Into Closing Bell
Nasdaq Takes New High As Dow, S&P 500 Fade Into Closing Bell

The Nasdaq rose 17.93 points or 0.3% to 6,120.59, but the Dow dipped 36.50 points or 0.2% to 20,975.78 and the S&P 500 edged down 2.46 points or 0.1% to 2,396.92. Since Donald Trump's election in November the S&P 500 has risen almost 14 percent, raising questions about market valuations. Last week's solid jobs report gave reassurance that the U...

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  • Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift
Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

During several interviews Wednesday and Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin characterized the Trump administration's vague tax proposal as being first and foremost about "a middle-income tax cut". The standard deduction would double from $6,300 to $12,600 for single individuals and from $12,600 to $24,000 for married couples. Earlier t...

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  • Earnings at the Forefront For Newell Brands Inc
Earnings at the Forefront For Newell Brands Inc

Zions Bancorporation raised its position in Newell Brands by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. FT reports, The 16 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Newell Brands Inc have a median target of 57.50, with a high estimate of 63.00 and a low estimate of 48.00.

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  • AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) ,The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX)
AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS) ,The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX)

Analyst Recommendation is an outlook of a stock-market analyst on a stock. A beta of greater than 1 indicates that the security's price will be more volatile than the market. AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS ) will report its next earnings on April 25 BMO. For investors, a positive change in price indicates an upward buying pressure or positive mo...

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