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Trump dangles deal on tariffs if trade deal redone


After announcing plans last week to slap taxes on imported aluminum and steel, President Donald Trump called trade wars "good" and breezily forecast an "easy" victory for the United States . Capital Alpha Partners, a policy research group in Washington, said a quick reversal by Trump was highly unlikely. "China wins when the American consumer has higher prices because of tariffs that don't affect Chinese behavior". Read More »

Lighthizer raises prospect of bilateral trade deals instead of NAFTA


Kim Reynolds expressed concern Monday that President Donald Trump's tough talk on imposing trade tariffs could stunt Iowa's economic growth potential if other countries take retaliatory measures against USA farm exports. By early evening on Saturday, no further sections had been concluded, said an official familiar with the talks. Smith recently returned from the latest round of negotiations in Mexico City. Read More »

Euro in Limbo After Italian Election Fails to Yield Majority Leader


A right-wing, anti-immigration coalition brokered by ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi , 81, was projected to win 37%. The 44-year-old also criticized the official currency of the European Union, the euro. The League's economics chief on Monday raised the prospect of a ruling alliance with 5-Star, which would likely be euro-sceptic and be little interested in further European integration. Read More »

Xi's power grab? Will of the Chinese people, say parliamentary delegates

His comments came amid growing China-US discord over Trump's announcement of increasing tariffs over US imports of steel and aluminium. Asked if the move for Xi to potentially become president for life represented a backward step, Wang Jiaqi, from the rustbelt northeastern province of Jilin, said China should follow its own political model. Read More »

Trump jokes about impeachment, mocks media


But Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have undergone a swift and stunning reckoning of late, their powers restricted, their enemies emboldened and their future in the West Wing uncertain. Christie, a former federal prosecutor, and Kushner have had a rocky relationship. "Kushner's vulnerable and in an accelerated fall from grace". Those close to the couple insist the duo has no plans to leave Washington. Read More »

Derby student in custody after gun reported


Kingston School District Superintendent Alex McCaul said staff members found an unresponsive student in the cafeteria. About 10:30 p.m. Saturday, a Yelm High School sophomore allegedly posted a threatening photo, including the image of a gun, on an Instagram account. Read More »

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrives in Niue to family welcome


Like in the other nations she'll be visiting during this week's Pacific Mission, the government is looking to set its mark with a "reset" of foreign policy amid increasing interest from other countries with deeper pockets. "And for all these reasons we regard it as critical for New Zealand to embark on a new, re-energised Pacific strategy", Peters said. The second funding component of 6.5 million New Zealand dollars (about 4.7 million US dollars) is to support Samoan women and young people ... Read More »

Irish question is once again a controversial issue in Brexit negotiations

A no deal Brexit would be catastrophic for the Republic. "Doesn't that make some kind of sense?" asked Marr. "I think it's important to be straight with people", May said . She dismissed the European Commission's insistence that it would not allow "cherry-picking" of rights and obligations, insisting that this was a part of any trade negotiation. Read More »

Panama court evicts Trump management from hotel - Trump Organization


A Panamanian judge accompanied by armed police officers escorted out the head of the Trump-branded 70-story, luxury property in Panama City on Monday, with security staff departing soon after. When it was completed in 2011, the 70-floor, sail-shaped building was the future US president's first global hotel venture, a complex including apartments and a casino in a waterfront building that has earned Trump between $30 million and $50 million. Read More »

Morgan Stanley Cuts Delta Air Lines (DAL) Price Target to $64.00

The stock increased 1.05% or $1.36 during the last trading session, reaching $130.44. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.83, for a total transaction of $1,764,228.00. Shoker Investment Counsel Inc. holds 0.45% of its portfolio in MV Oil Trust for 104,002 shares. Madison Investment Holding Inc holds 0.31% or 364,353 shares in its portfolio. Read More »

Residents cautioned to stay home as storm batters Nassau County


Gusts could top 70 miles per hour. "Since 10 a.m., Thursday , this storm has rapidly dropped in pressure, officially passing the definition of 24 millibars in 24 hours", a meteorologist told CNN . And the winds in eastern MA will be ferocious. In areas of Santa Barbara and Montecito, where rain is expected to hit early Friday morning, mandatory evacuation orders are in place. Read More »

7 in 10 concerned about White House staff — CNN Poll


President Donald Trump hit a nerve with gun-rights enthusiasts this week after suggesting firearms should be confiscated from potentially risky people without a court's approval, remarks that raised concerns among conservatives about his respect for the concept of due process. Read More »

Richard Spencer to speak at Michigan State University today


Chants against police have come from both sides. The Detroit Free Press reports there is a heavy police presence near campus with almost 100 officers at the scene wearing riot gear. Erica Mitchell, 29, of Grand Rapids, is an MSU alum who said it sickened her that her school was letting him on campus. One rally goes from 9 9 p.m., and organizers say it will be a "peaceful alternative event to the hateful rhetoric that will be spewed from white nationalists". Read More »

Trump will meet with video game industry leaders on March 8th


But CNN's Jim Acosta, who has been closely following the movement to raise the age limit, barely hours after Huckabee Sanders' statement posted to Twitter there is no path forward for doing so, citing a Republican congressional source. Since then, courts have ruled that DACA recipients must continue to be allowed to re-apply for legal protections, at least temporarily, and that DACA recipients must be notified and given a chance to respond if their status is revoked. Read More »

Four killed, 24 injured in Poland building collapse


Police and prosecutors were at the site questioning witnesses. 'We heard this loud bang and then bad cries from people 'Save us! Polish news agency PAP reported on Monday that investigators were nearly 100 per cent certain that explosives might have been used to cover up the the murder of a woman. Read More »

Parkland school shooting: Bill restricting gun purchases goes to Florida Senate


Republicans argued that banning such weapons would violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The students had to be removed from the school, while officers rushed in to contain the situation. The drive is scheduled to launch March 25, the day after the Washington march. On the other hand, my father, who spent 23 years in the United States Army, feels the guns he owns are useful and merely serve as a means of protection. Read More »

Like Tripura, Bengal will also see change: BJP


BJP will concede defeat in Karnataka , Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Meghalaya had been under Congress rule and after losing the state, the party is now in power in three other states, including Karnataka where elections are slated next month, and Puducherry. Read More »

Another top Republican has announced he will resign from Congress


He says he intends to fulfill his reponsibilities and commitments to the people of MS and the Senate through the completion of the appropriations cycle. Bryant could chose to appoint himself to the seat - and President Donald Trump and McConnell have reportedly asked him about it - but local reports last month suggested the governor wasn't interested. Read More »

Jet Ski victor Mark Bridges had the best Oscar night


At the start of Sunday's show, host Jimmy Kimmel offered up a Jet Ski and a trip to Lake Havasu in Arizona as a prize for the Oscar victor who gave the shortest acceptance speech, an incentive for keeping their statements brief. I forgot a sentence and now look - I got me and Helen Miren on a jet ski and now I have a jet ski". Watch Kimmel present the jet ski - with an assist from actress Helen Mirren - and award it to Bridges above, via ABC. Read More »

Renzi resigns after Italian left suffers electoral disaster


A center-left bloc led by the ex-prime minister's party scored some 23 percent, according to projections. "We were unable to stop the winds of extremism", Renzi told a televised press conference, adding that the Democratic Party will not negotiate with the winners and will therefore become an opposition party. Read More »

AGF Investments Inc. Has $88.79 Million Stake in Costco Wholesale Co. (COST)

The firm has a market cap of $83,150.00, a P/E ratio of 30.10, a PEG ratio of 3.09 and a beta of 0.97. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $38.46. After $0.08 actual EPS reported by Switch, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -375.00% negative EPS growth. Eads & Heald Investment Counsel, which manages about $160.98M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Factset Research (NYSE:FDS) by 2,626 shares to 4,984 shares, valued at ... Read More »

Door left open sends flames spreading through Bronx building, killing 2

Monday on Hoffman the Belmont neighborhood. "The stairway was involved in the fire, so the members had to push the fire back so they could get to the stairs", Sakowich said. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined. The blaze started in the kitchen of a first-floor apartment and spread to a second-floor unit, where rescuers discovered the victims, the sources added. Read More »

Trump International ordered golf course markers with presidential seal


President Trump (pictured in 2012) plays golf at his course in Scotland. But what makes Trump's tee markers different is that the seal is being used by a private company, according to Richard Painter, who serves as vice chairman of the government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , the New York Post reported. Read More »

3 day care workers charged with giving children melatonin


Des Plaines police said Monday that officers were called to Kiddie Junction on Friday. When questioned, they reportedly told police they did not think it was inappropriate because it was an over-the-counter sleeping aid. "(The teachers) didn't know if the child was allergic to melatonin". The distribution of the melatonin was not authorized by the children's parents, police said. Read More »

Nor'easter unearths skeleton of old ship in Maine


The department says occasionally a storm moves enough sand for the ship to be seen. Police in York , Maine posted a photo of the hull of the ship that was briefly revealed as tides ran out along the Maine coastline. "It always seems to stir the town up when it does arrive", Tim Ellis, a York resident, told the Portland Press Herald in 2013. "Trying to preserve timbers like that is a long process and quite expensive", he said. Read More »

MY BIG MOUTH: Can We Talk Gun Control?


Also in the past five years, 210 "gun safety laws" were enacted in 45 states, according to the Giffords Law Center, a nonprofit named after former U.S. Remember one thing: Any new law will harm the average citizen and not the bad guy. One question now is whether the NRA's shift in contribution patterns poses a long-term threat to the group's power. Read More »

China to increase 2018 defence budget by 8.1%


The increase of China's defence budget by 8.1 per cent this year, is three times higher than India's latest defence budget of about $46 billion. The country is also believed to be investing a large amount of money into developing space, cyber, artificial intelligence and other technologies for military use. Read More »

Houston's Richard Carranza named NYC Schools Chancellor


Richard Carranza from the Houston Schools District was selected for the job, de Blasio said Monday. Carranza will take over for Carmen Farina, who announced her retirement in December. In a stunning about-face, however, Carvalho announced on Thursday that he had changed his mind and would not accept the schools chancellor job in New York City . Read More »

Bank reported Trump lawyer's payment to Stormy Daniels as suspicious


The payment, which Cohen said he paid out of his own pocket, was given to Clifford as part of an agreement not to discuss an alleged affair with Trump in 2006. The advocacy group filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission, as did American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, a Democratic Party-aligned advocacy group. Read More »

De Kock's personal attack provoked Warner, says Smith


It shows Warner arguing with De Kock and having to be restrained by his Australian team-mate Usman Khawaja. 'What he said got a little bit personal towards Davey and, as we saw, it certainly provoked an emotional response'. The CCTV footage was leaked when the Australian cricketer was continuously swaying words at his counterpart. "It's all about ensuring that we stay within the spirit of the game". Read More »

Oklahoma is nation's 4th-worst state for women


Last year's survey also ranked Minnesota No. 1. Overall, it was first for economic and social well-being, too. MA is the second-best state for women, according to a new report from WalletHub. "(S) ome states, like MA, are generally better than others", said Mary Godwyn, a professor of sociology at Babson College, in a WalletHub statement. Read More »

Slovak President Urges Cabinet Changes After Reporter's Murder


Kuciak's murder has raised fresh concern about media freedom and corruption both in Slovakia and Europe. But he said the government of prime minister Robert Fico had done nothing to reassure people over the past week. Thousands rallied across Slovakia already previous year to demand Kalinak's resignation due to a corruption scandal. Relatives and friends attend the funeral of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak, who was murdered along with his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, at the cemetery in ... Read More »

Infant, toddler killed when auto slams into them in crosswalk


The auto dragged the stroller mostly down the square before grinding to a halt. The other two adult victims were treated at the scene. The state of the pregnnt lady and the other two grown-ups harmed in the crash was not clear. The sedan then came to a stop on the side of the street - with a crushed stroller under its back wheels. "My office is closely monitoring the situation involving a pregnant mother and her two young children who were involved in a horrific incident with a speeding ... Read More »