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Author: 0 Saudi Arabia hopes to extend oil cuts to end-2017 or longer

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 29 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $46.17 a barrel. The EIA revised down its projection for average oil prices in 2017 to $52.60 a barrel for Brent and $50.68 for WTI. From now until the OPEC meeting on May 25, we expect to see increased volatility and a two-sided trade. The main objective of this cut is to cut down global listing to the five-year average.

Author: 0 Nuclear Waste Tunnel Collapses in Washington State

Worker safety has always been a concern at Hanford, which is located about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southeast of Seattle. " The subsidence of soil was discovered during a routine surveillance of the area by workers ", it said. It has about 56 million gallons of nuclear waste stored in underground tanks until it can be treated for permanent disposal - a process that has been repeatedly delayed.

Author: 0 United CEO vows 'We will do better'

The chairman of the House Transportation Committee is urging United Airlines and other carriers to use the notoriety of a passenger's removal from a United flight to make changes that improve customer service. United reached a settlement with Dr. Dao last week but the terms of the settlement have not been revealed. United president Scott Kirby joined Mr Munoz at the hearing, along with top executives of American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Author: 0 Murdered Delaware trooper served the force for almost a decade

Ballard was an eight-and-a-half year veteran assigned to Glasgow, police reported . As Sealy exited the home, he opened fire on law enforcement, who responded with fatal force. Delaware State Police say an on-duty officer was shot Wednesday afternoon outside a Wawa convenience store on Pulaski Highway in the town of Bear. Police did not release his name.

Finance Oil prices edge up in anticipation of extended crude output cut
Author: 0 Oil prices edge up in anticipation of extended crude output cut

He said recent price falls had been caused by the low demand season and refinery maintenance, as well as by non-OPEC production growth, especially in the United States. OPEC and other top producers will meet in Vienna on May 25 to discuss the possibility of cuts. USA oil production has risen more than 10 percent since mid-2016 to 9.3 million bpd, the highest since August 2015 and close to the levels of top producers Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

Finance Senate passes government funding bill, now heads to President Trump
Author: 0 Senate passes government funding bill, now heads to President Trump

He responded that it was Democratic lawmakers who wanted the government to close so they could "make this administration look like it couldn't function". In addition to a shutdown, Trump called for scrapping the filibuster threshold the Democrats used earlier this year to slow the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Finance Trump explains why he didn't cancel NAFTA
Author: 0 Trump explains why he didn't cancel NAFTA

On Thursday, Trump insisted he wasn't bluffing about threatening to pull out of NAFTA, but said he had a change of heart during phone calls with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The withdrawal process is complex. Together, they import significantly more from the USA than all 28 countries of the European Union combined ($503 billion).

Finance Democrats once blamed Comey; now they're defending him
Author: 0 Democrats once blamed Comey; now they're defending him

Sen. Kamala Harris of California tweeted: "I've said it before and will again - we must have a special prosecutor to oversee the FBI's Russian Federation investigation". Comey also served as the United States deputy attorney general from 2003 to 2005. Even Republicans voiced their concerns about Trump's sudden firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Finance 3 top GOP senators are questioning Trump's decision to fire Comey
Author: 0 3 top GOP senators are questioning Trump's decision to fire Comey

That fig leaf explanation seeks to cover the undeniable truth: "The President has removed the sitting FBI Director in the midst of one of the most critical national security investigations in the history of our country - one that implicates senior officials in the Trump campaign and administration", Leahy said.

Author: 0 Dignity Plc (DTY) Insider Sells 21249 Shares of Stock

They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. BNP Paribas maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, November 19 report. As per Friday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was reduced too. 4 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. Metal Tiger PLC ( LON:MTR ) traded down 1.064% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting GBX 2.325.

Author: 0 Yorkshire still a Labour stronghold but Tories gaining, survey says

Together, we can win for the many not the few'. However, the youngest voters in the West Midlands are more likely to back Jeremy Corbyn as the best negotiator. He said Labour wanted a " jobs first " Brexit which would safeguard the future of Britain's vital industries - with greater investment in training and skills to make Britons more competitive on the global stage.

Author: 0 Fed holds interest rates steady, dismisses first-quarter slump as 'transitory'

The Fed is widely expected to keep its key short-term rate unchanged after having raised it in March for the second time in three months. Meanwhile, a strong non-farm payrolls report on Friday would give the markets more confidence that the Fed will stay on course for another two rate increases this year.

Finance German polls: Merkel party leads in local vote
Author: 0 German polls: Merkel party leads in local vote

The Social Democrats had governed the region of 2.8 million people since 2012 in coalition with the Greens and the small SSW party of the region's Danish majority. "This election will give Mrs Merkel and her conservatives a tailwind if they do well, or strengthen her challenger Martin Schulz if the SPD get a good result, so it will have a significant impact either way", said Ulrich von Alemann, a political scientist at Duesseldorf's Heinrich Heine University.

Author: 0 Dollar stands tall after Fed keeps door open to June hike

Economists do not expect the United States central bank, the Federal Reserve, to raise the benchmark interest rate on Wednesday at the end of its two-day policy meeting, but to wait until June. The Fed has indicated that policymakers don't want to raise rates and alter the investment policy at the same time, increasing the chances that markets will respond to the balance sheet reduction without a hitch.

Author: 0 Trump to meet Russian foreign minister Lavrov on Wednesday: senior U.S

The U.S. State Department issued a readout later, saying Tillerson and Lavrov met "for more than an hour to discuss a range of issues including Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral concerns". During the meeting, Trump also raised Ukraine, and expressed his administration's commitment to remain engaged in resolving the conflict and stressed Russia's responsibility to fully implement the Minsk agreements.

Author: 0 A huge tax cut for guys like me

When asked why this was, Buffett said, "It's the best investment for people looking for the least amount of worry". At the meeting, Buffett disclosed that, as Kraft Heinz worked on its now-dead takeover bid for the consumer products giant Unilever, Berkshire was prepared to invest $15 billion in the potential deal.

Finance Russia's Lavrov Says Trump Wants Pragmatic Ties with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Russia's Lavrov Says Trump Wants Pragmatic Ties with Russian Federation

President Donald Trump could meet with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat at the White House on Wednesday. Kislyak has been a key figure in investigations of alleged ties between Trump associates and the Russian government. In addition to the Federal Bureau of Investigation probes, at least three congressional panels are also looking into Russia's alleged meddling in US politics.

Author: 0 Dem renews call to kill visa program after Kushner controversy

A slide featured an image of Trump and described him as a "key decision maker" with regard to the visa program she was trying to exploit for $500,000 investments in Kushner Companies' luxury apartment development in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Finance SC sentences Justice Karnan to 6 months in jail
Author: 0 SC sentences Justice Karnan to 6 months in jail

Karnan, set to retire in June, was stripped of judicial and administrative powers by the Supreme Court on February 8 . The Supreme Court today directed all states to respond in a suo motu petition for evolving a common agency to hold selections to the subordinate judiciary across the country.

Author: 0 Puerto Rico Declares a Form of Bankruptcy

Simon Johnson, a professor of entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management, warned Tuesday that failure to activate Title III would result in "chaos", as creditors filed lawsuits in multiple courts. We have a financial crisis that is suffocating the people - working class families, students, everyone." added Soto "The Island is losing a doctor everyday while fighting Zika, and facing a 12.4 percent unemployment rate, school closings and other merciless austerity measures.

Finance United settles with passenger dragged off plane
Author: 0 United settles with passenger dragged off plane

United put out a brief statement saying it reached an "amicable resolution of the unfortunate incident". "Our customers should be at the center of everything we do and these changes are just the beginning of how we will earn back their trust", Oscar Munoz, chief executive officer of United Airlines , said in prepared remarks.

Finance Marriott quarterly profit jumps about 67 pct
Author: 0 Marriott quarterly profit jumps about 67 pct

Kyriakidis Argiris also sold $423,400 worth of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ: MAR ) shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $39.29 billion, a PE ratio of 38.80 and a beta of 1.22. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $95.00 target price (up previously from $87.00) on shares of Marriott International in a research note on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Key Republicans balk on health care

But while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was willing to deploy the so-called "nuclear option" to change Senate rules and allow Trump's Supreme Court nominee to advance with a simple majority vote, he and other Republicans have indicated that they are not inclined to lower the voting threshold to overcome a filibuster for legislation.

Author: 0 Buffett: GOP Health Care Bill a Tax Cut for the Rich

So, he said, if people remembered him as being a good teacher, he would be OK with that. Around 40,000 investors around the world over the weekend came to Omaha to attend Berkshire's annual meeting. He has worked at the company since he was a student. Wells Fargo spokesman Mark Folk said "we agree" with Buffett's comments, and have taken "decisive actions" to fix the problems and "make things right for customers".

Finance High street punters prove sluggish for William Hill
Author: 0 High street punters prove sluggish for William Hill

The group said net revenues rose 41 per cent in Australia and 19 per cent in the United States over the first 17 weeks of 2017. Our online business continues to deliver growth thanks to the improvements in product, user experience and marketing we have made.

Finance Death sentence for 3 in Pune techie rape-murder case
Author: 0 Death sentence for 3 in Pune techie rape-murder case

The special court will hear arguments on the quantum of sentence on Tuesday. As co-accused, Rajesh Pandurang Chaudhari, who was arrested as an accomplice, later turned an approver - an individual who is granted a pardon in exchange for testimony against other accused - defense lawyers B.A.

Finance Floods drive nearly 1900 from homes in Canada's Quebec
Author: 0 Floods drive nearly 1900 from homes in Canada's Quebec

The mayor, Mayor Hans Gruenwald Jr. has ordered mandatory evacuations in flood zones. Some federal employees were being advised not to go to work Monday because of the flooding. There had been concerns about the potential for flooding across the region, following one of the wettest Aprils in many years, plus the effect of snowmelt.

Finance Office Depot profit more than doubles on store sales, lower costs
Author: 0 Office Depot profit more than doubles on store sales, lower costs

The Revenue for first quarter decreased 7% to $ 2.68 billion from $ 2.88 billion in the same quarter a year ago. Office Depot expects adjusted operating income of about $500 million in 2017. Advantage Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Home Depot during the fourth quarter worth $103,000. The Return on Equity ratio of Office Depot, Inc .

Author: 0 Apple announces $1B fund to create advanced manufacturing jobs in the US

Apple was previously expected to sell 51.4 million iPhones this quarter but the company missed the mark by a tiny fraction, selling 50.7 million iPhones instead over the last three months. Apple fell short in meeting analyst expectations of 52.2 million units of the iPhone sold in the quarter. The continued decline in iPhone sales could be partly attributed to market saturation, with iPhone owners not willing to upgrade their devices as soon as new models are rolled out.

Finance Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote
Author: 0 Hollande urges French to reject Le Pen in presidential run-off vote

According to two opinion polls that were carried out on Sunday night, Macron would beat Le Pen by 62-64 percent to 36-38 percent. Her canvassing at a market in the unemployment-ridden small town of Rouvroy, in northern France, on Monday morning, saying the run-off would be a referendum against globalization and slamming the "rotten" alliance of mainstream politicians against her, set the tone.

Finance Goa Assembly to Sit for Special Session to Ratify GST Bill
Author: 0 Goa Assembly to Sit for Special Session to Ratify GST Bill

Addressing the House, the Chief Minister stated that Goa will not face any losses due to the implementation of the GST regime. "The lowest rate of five per cent would be for commonly used items, while there would be two standard rates of 12 and 18 per cent under GST".

Author: 0 SpaceX launches government spy satellite, lands rocket stage

The mission also wasn't listed on Elon Musk's space company's online customer manifest. SpaceX has done some government work in the past, primarily involving Global Positioning System satellites. But the upper-level wind at liftoff was "unusually high". London-based communications client Inmarsat will have the next SpaceX launch slated for mid-May from Cape Canaveral.

Author: 0 Duterte, ASEAN leaders pull back from South China Sea dispute

China has built a series of artificial islands on reefs and rocks in attempt to bolster its position, complete with military-length airstrips and anti-aircraft weapons. He ignored last year's worldwide ruling outlawing China's sweeping claims to the key waterway. "On the other hand, the leaders highlighted the improving relations between ASEAN member states and China, and the need to conclude the framework for the code of conduct".

Finance Theresa May maintains 15 to 22 point lead
Author: 0 Theresa May maintains 15 to 22 point lead

Although many in his party were aghast at the idea of a general election, there is also a sense from some that the Labour wipeout which polls are predicting might finally mean the end of Jeremy Corbyn as leader. The confusion follows Labour, last month, dangling the possibility of delaying Brexit if the exit deal negotiated with European Union leaders is rejected by MPs.

Finance Hamas Stands in Solidarity with Hunger-Striking Palestinians
Author: 0 Hamas Stands in Solidarity with Hunger-Striking Palestinians

Ismail Haniya has been elected as the new leader of Hamas's political bureau, according to the Palestinian movement's news agency. Some say Haniya could challenge the Palestinian Authority's increasingly unpopular leader, Mahmoud Abbas, as the de facto head of the Palestinian people.

Finance Predators regain series lead...Ducks whip Oilers
Author: 0 Predators regain series lead...Ducks whip Oilers

If they can fit back in, it gives the Ducks a huge advantage. It was a huge and badly needed goal for the visiting team. Edmonton edged the Ducks by a final of 2-1 on Friday night, jumping out to a 2-0 series lead in the process. They don't call him "The Next One" for nothing. "He is our go-to guy". "Sometimes it's better to just leave them alone". That's the way it goes. "We have a little adversity here.It's going to test our character." "But it shows to us that we just stay with it".

Finance Tunnel With Nuclear Waste Collapses In Washington State
Author: 0 Tunnel With Nuclear Waste Collapses In Washington State

No injuries have been reported but about 3,000 workers have been evacuated or told to seek shelter and take steps to block all ventilation systems. Two years later, an explosion at the Hanford Site's Plutonium Finishing Plant blew out a quarter-inch-thick window and showered a worker with nitric acid and radioactive glass.

Finance United Airlines, doctor dragged off flight settle lawsuit
Author: 0 United Airlines, doctor dragged off flight settle lawsuit

Separately, officials at 10 of the busiest USA airports said their rules prevent security officers from physically removing passengers from airplanes unless a crime is committed. He also praised the airline for settling with his client. "Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he has", Demetrio told the New York Times .

Finance Jio effect: Airtel Q4 net income plunges 72%
Author: 0 Jio effect: Airtel Q4 net income plunges 72%

Bharti Airtel, which also offers DTH and broadband services, said the mobile data traffic on its network had seen a growth of over 56 per cent to 271 billion mega bytes during the quarter. The Board of Directors have proposed a final dividend of Rs 4 per equity share for the year ended March 2017. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio grew at a breakneck speed since the official rollout of services in September past year, and crossed 50 million subscribers in just 83 days and 100 million in 170 days, ...