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Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Southern Company now has $45.00 billion valuation . Shares of Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) are on our watchlist today as the stock has moved 2.37% from the open, touching $104.97 on a recent trade. (NYSE: PRU ). Montana-based First Interstate Savings Bank has invested 0.07% in Prudential Financial, Inc . American National Registered Investment Advisor Inc decreased its stake in Prudential Financial Inc . Read More »

Kevin Stepherson one of four Notre Dame football players dismissed

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The Irish needed this because with Tillery and Coney back in 2018, the Irish defense has a chance to be really, really good in 2018 even with a new defensive coordinator in Clark Lea. Depth will still be an issue to solve though as Notre Dame will need either senior Brandon Tiassum or Micah Dew Treadway to finally be ready for a prime reserve role or for incoming freshman Jayson Ademilola to be ready to play just as Kurt Hinish and Myron Taglovailoa-Amosa were in 2017. Read More »

Investigation ordered by the government into Carillion directors' conduct

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Jon Trickett MP, Labour's Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, said: "Alarm bells have been ringing for over six months about the state of Carillion's finances, so the Government must come forward and answer questions on exactly what due diligence measures were undertaken, before awarding contracts to Carillion worth billions of taxpayers' money". Read More »

I am not a racist: Donald Trump

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A source familiar with the conversation , said Mr Trump , who has vowed to clamp down on illegal immigration, also questioned the need for Haitians in the US. "I am telling you that he did not use that word". In an interview with George Stephanopolous on ABC's "This Week," Perdue was asked if he was denying Trump said the words. Read More »

Potential for More Snow on Wednesday

For those reasons, we have increased the snowfall accumulation forecast across the region. On Tuesday , a cold front will begin moving into the North Carolina mountains. Overnight lows will once again drop into the teens by Thursday morning. "Ground temperatures are expected to be much warmer than the previous winter weather event, which should primarily limit travel impacts to bridges, overpasses and other elevated road surfaces", Pfaff wrote in the briefing. Read More »

Trump accuses Democrats of holding immigration deal

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He also stood by his account that the president used the vulgar term and said that he spoke up to Trump in response. A week ago, with congressional Democrats and Republicans gathered around a table to talk immigration, the President showed flickers of leadership. Read More »

DHS Chief Faces Senate Questions Over Trump Comments, Immigration Policy

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For her part, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump is "not going to apologize for trying to fix our immigration system", as the fallout continued from the president's reported use of the vulgarity. Later, Booker told Cuomo that he had been frustrated with the sentiments Trump reportedly expressed in the meeting. Trump has denied the reports. Read More »

Drew Brees: 'I'll be here as long as they'll have me'

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Drew Brees has become synonymous with New Orleans Saints football, and he plans to keep it that way. Former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber, a KFAN analyst, shared that Payton did the Vikings Skol chant gesture after New Orleans' Wil Lutz kicked a 43-yard field goal to give the Saints the lead. Read More »

Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

There was global outrage after the Washington Post reports with African leaders, including President Nana Akufo-Addo condemning President Trump . He also denied he was a racist. "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting". Instead, Trump blamed the media for distorting his meaning, arguing his description of " shithole " was not racist but rather a straightforward assessment of some nations' depressed conditions. Read More »

Carillion directors to be investigated

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The news comes in the aftermath of construction and support services company Carillion's collapse. However, the Labour opposition is not merely criticising the government for the failure to predict Carillion's collapse but opposes the very model of outsourcing services. Read More »

The US to Pile More Pressure against North Korea

Tillerson also said that North Korea's willingness to launch missiles is a threat to people of all nationalities as the airspace is not safe, adding, "threat to commercial aviation is not the "likeliest" threat posed by the regime's weapons program". Read More »

IDX floor collapse: Malaysian students safe, to return today

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Emergency personnel tended to the injured on the grass and pavement outside the tower. "We were visiting the Jakarta Stock Exchange as part of our study tour when the structure suddenly collapsed, causing chaos", a student from Palembang in Sumatra, identified as Ade, told MetroTV. Read More »

'New California' declares independence from state, blames excessive taxes & poor companies

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On January 15, they declared it Declaration Day with a reading of the New California Declaration of Independence and establish Grievance Number 1. "New California" declares independence from state, blames high taxes & poor services A group hoping to breakaway from California because of high taxes and their unhappiness with how the state is run has declared independence for 'New California'. Read More »

Isle Of Wight Snow And Ice Warning Issued By Met Office

Green Flag's Simon Henrick said: "After a variable and relatively mild winter period, the changing weather conditions may take some drivers by surprise this week, so it's important that drivers do all they can to stay safe in the more challenging conditions". Read More »

GOP Rep. Buck 'Open' to Stopgap Bill, Expects Deal Averting Government Shutdown

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Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer has insisted on attaching a Dreamers compromise to the spending bill, saying it's the only viable path to getting it done. "I think this week would be fairly Herculean". Divisions between Republicans and Democrats then deepened amid an uproar over Trump's reported use of the word "shithole" when speaking about African countries last week. Read More »

Bayeux Tapestry 'going on display in UK' for first time

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Some historians argue it was made in Kent, England, a debate that is set to reignite following the announcement. According to The Times , the director of the Bayeux Museum in Normandy - where the tapestry is now based - confirmed preparations were under way for it to be moved. Read More »

Lawmaker Heckles Gov. Cuomo During Budget Address

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The state's tax department will release a study on the proposal on Wednesday. This would mitigate the impact of the federal tax plan on high-income earners, he said. This is an alternative to increased taxes he expects the governor to propose in his budget. "We need to invest in the education of all NY state students". Read More »

For immigration deal, Graham needs the Trump he plays golf with

If the party in power can't keep the government operating, they've got no one to blame but themselves. The 10 Democrats up for re-election in 2018 in states Trump won in 2016 - including five in states Trump won by double digits - are wary of appearing to be reflexively anti-Trump given that numerous voters they will face in November still view the President positively. Read More »

Nazarbayev's meeting with Trump sets Kazakhstan as key player in region

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Secondly, according to IWEP, Donald Trump and Nursultan Nazarbayev reaffirmed their counties' commitment to continue joint work in terms of strengthening global and regional security. Trump thanked Nazarbayev for supporting his South Asia strategy, including efforts in Afghanistan. "Our troops fighting (the) IS and Taliban where we have made tremendous strides", he added. Read More »

Winter Weather On The Way, Advisories Expand To Include Most Of Md

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In Oneida and Madison Counties the Advisory will remain in effect until 5 a.m. on Wednesday . Shelby County courts in Memphis announced they would close Monday night in anticipation of the winter storm. We will likely be cold enough tonight for that to be an issue as actually temperatures drop into single-digit territory. "There still remains some uncertainty in liquid precipitation amounts and how quickly precipitation will end from west to east across central N.C.", the National ... Read More »

Trump says programme to protect 'Dreamers' is 'probably dead'

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Trump said he hoped there wouldn't be a government shutdown. Republicans have the White House as well as majorities in the House and the Senate. Aides to leaders from both parties and both chambers gathered Tuesday in the office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to keep negotiations going. Read More »

Four dissenting SC Judges not on CJI's New Constitution Bench

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A top RSS functionary has alleged Congress ploy in the four senior Supreme Court judges' open criticism against the Chief Justice of India, and sought action against them. Venugopal jumped the gun and claimed that everything had been settled among the judges despite the tumultuous meeting on Monday during which Justice Mishra broke down and there were heated arguments. Read More »

I am not a racist, says Trump

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South Africa's foreign ministry said in a statement that it would call on the US Charge d'Affaires on Monday to provide an opportunity "to explain the statement that African countries constitute "shitholes" from where migrants into the United States are undesirable". Read More »

Donald Trump branded 'racist and xenophobic' by African countries he called 'shitholes'

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On Friday , a group of 54 African countries, including Egypt, demanded that U.S. President Donald Trump apologize for his alleged denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations. "The president of the United States simply shouldn't speak that way". "No. I'm not a racist ", he replied. The president also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the U.S., according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorised to describe the meeting publicly. Read More »

Five Immigration Disaster Points Created By Racist President Donald Trump

Senator Dick Durbin of IL, the No. 2 Democrat, said Monday morning he'll introduce the bipartisan immigration compromise this week and that McConnell should allow the vote before the Friday spending vote. Nielsen noted that the clock is ticking for Congress to protect DACA beneficiaries, adding that Trump does not plan to extend the March deadline. Trump last week rejected a bipartisan agreement reached by a group of senators on the matter. Read More »

Yemen's Houthis fire ballistic missile at Saudi airport

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The panel examined 10 air attacks in 2017 that killed 157 people, and found that the targets included a migrant boat, a motel and five residential buildings, according to a copy of the report shown to Al Jazeera. Luescher, asked about prospects for the Hudaida Port lifeline to remain open, said, "Obviously since the cranes were imported and are operational, we are hopeful and optimistic that our work can continue". Read More »

Rahul sees crimson over authorities's orange passport plan

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Modi government over its decision that passport holders requiring emigration check would be given an orange-coloured passport while others will continue to get a blue one, saying it shows the Bharatiya Janata Party's "discriminatory mindset". Read More »

Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 16, 2018

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President?" As Trump finished his statement, Acosta moved to inquire about the immigration meeting where Trump spoke of "sh*thole countries". Trump responded, "I want them to come in from everywhere ". Trump had a one-word response to Acosta. Acosta in a series of tweets said it was a deliberate attempt to stop him from asking the president questions. Read More »

'Outrage': S Africa says it should formally protest Trump's remarks

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He said South Africa aligned itself with the statements issued by the African Union (AU) and the Africa group of Ambassadors to the United Nations in NY. "It doesn't change what they do", Goldstein said.State Department officials said diplomats have been advised not to try to interpret or soften the President's remarks but rather to listen and acknowledge the countries' concerns. Read More »

Americans Advised to Make a Will Before Traveling to N.Korea

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The State Department also mentions that although the Swedish Embassy in North Korea is the protecting power for Americans, U.S. officials can not guarantee they will be able to reach Americans in need of aid. The recommendation says that anyone who is making plans to travel to North Korea should draft an appropriate document that will highlight health and life insurance beneficiaries and also a will should be necessary. Read More »

South Africa protests to US embassy over Trump "shithole" remark

Trump allegedly said after being presented with a proposal to restore protection for immigrants from Africa and other countries. "Then in a separate part of the conversation when they were referencing the diversity visa lottery, President Trump referred to people coming from Africa as coming from 'sh*thole countries , '" added Tapper. Read More »

Joshua Wong receives second jail term over 2014 protests

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Known as Umbrella Movement , the 2014 protests brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill for almost three months. Wong, 21, who had pleaded guilty to the contempt charge, was already on bail pending an appeal over a six-month sentence for another offence related to the Umbrella Movement. Read More »