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Another snowstorm hits the Northeast, threatens more outages

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Transportation departments in Philadelphia and Boston loaded up salt trucks and pre-treated roads on Tuesday afternoon, and some airlines already were waiving ticket change fees for airports in the storm's projected path, such as Newark, Philadelphia, Boston and New York's JFK. Read More »

Trump tariffs expected next week with no country exemptions: Wilbur Ross

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Stay up-to-date with the latest news, stories and insider events. But Ryan's concerns were shared by other Republican lawmakers, who said the tariffs were a threat to the U.S. Bob Casey, D-Pa., called Trump's decision a "welcome step". "If the US hits its strategic allies such as Canada with measures, they are missing the appropriate target and they expose their economy to serious adverse effects that are greater than the expected gains", said Simard. Read More »

New York declares state of emergency after Nor'easter

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Central Hudson, Orange and Rockland and NYSEG fix crews have been working around the clock to restore power with the help of other line crews brought in from other areas including from Quebec. Some areas could get as much as a foot of snow. Nearly 60,000 homes were without power in Westchester County and almost 40,000 more lost electricity in Rockland County. Read More »

Cantwell, Senate Democrats Unveil Major Infrastructure Investment Proposal

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But congressional Republicans are unlikely to budge on the tax plan they approved in December, which cuts taxes for many in the middle class, but which critics say disproportionately benefits corporations and the wealthy. Trump released an infrastructure plan in February that relies on state and local governments and the private sector to make most of the new investments. Read More »

Balkrishna Doshi is the 2018 Pritzker Prize victor

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For over seven decades, Doshi has been committed to shaping and nurturing India's modern architectural milieu and is an important voice in the industry's global discourse as an architect , urban planner, and educator. Throughout his 70-year career, he has built public administrations, educational and cultural institutions, private residences, and more. The global award, which is modelled on the Nobel Prize, was set up in 1979 to honour the work of living architects . Read More »

Italy far-right claims coalition has 'right' to govern

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The unemployment rate is still above ten per cent, and about one in three youths are out of work. Salvini overtook coalition partner Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (Go Italy) party after promising to deport hundreds of thousands of "irregular" migrants, and railing against the European Union and its "failed currency". Read More »

Inc. Sells 14845 Shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC)

Travelers Companies Inc now has $38.38 billion valuation. About 282,110 shares traded. OppenheimerFunds Inc. grew its position in shares of Marsh & McLennan Companies by 22.6% in the fourth quarter. Cwm Lc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Arizona State Retirement Systems invested in 0.01% or 35,300 shares. 4,275 are owned by Cibc Bankshares Usa. Read More »

Investment Group LLC Buys Shares of 2800 Amgen, Inc. (AMGN)

Closing price generally refers to the last price at which a stock trades during a regular trading session. Amgen Inc . (NASDAQ: AMGN ) now has a "Hold" signals on Composite indicators by TrendSpotter. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Amgen from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Saturday, December 2nd. Since October 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $1.10 million activity. Read More »

Statewide school walkouts, rallies planned

Students who arrive late or miss class are to be marked tardy or absent, and typical school requirements for attendance are to be followed per student handbooks. This morning, House Democrats voted to take a caucus position against the bill because of the portion arming school staff, but it became immediately apparent that many Broward Democrats would buck the party and vote yes on the bill anyway. Read More »

Marvell Technology Group (MRVL) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.20

The market capitalization of Marvell Technology Group Ltd .is at $11.55 Billion. The volume of the company in the last trading session was 5.89 Million. Sit Inv Associate holds 0% or 87 shares. Td Asset Management Incorporated reported 2.02 million shares. (NASDAQ: MRVL ) traded up $0.12 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $23.69. Read More »

College Basketball Odds: Duke Favored To Win Intriguing ACC Tournament

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Averaging 15.5 points on the season, Allen will complete a four-year career at Duke . Game 7: - No. 6 North Carolina vs. And he might be the best all-around player in the league. FSU held a 31-27 edge over the Cavaliers in the only meeting this season. That game was less than two weeks ago. When Duke goes to its free-wheeling style without sets, the ball inevitably ends up in Bagley's hands. Read More »

Indian Drone Shot Down: Pakistan Army

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Firing across the LoC has become a regular practice by Indian troops and has inflicted material and human losses on the Pakistani side of the border. He said the Indian Army effectively retaliated. There was a brief lull in firing and shelling by Pakistan troops along the LoC in the past two days. Pakistan yet again violated the ceasefire agreement by firing unprovoked on the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Read More »

House panel finds enough grounds to impeach Sereno

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During the recent impeachment hearings held by the House Committee on Justice, several Supreme Court justices testified against Chief Justice Sereno, focusing on her management of court affairs and actions which, they said, ignored the nature of the Supreme Court as a collegial body. Read More »

Xi Jinping moves closer to absolute rule

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Meanwhile, China's Taiwan Affairs Office Minister Zhang Zhijun (張志軍) blamed Taiwan for "increasingly severe and complicated" cross-strait relations at a news event yesterday marking the opening of China's 13th National People's Congress . Read More »

Appeals court gives green light to 'climate kids' lawsuit

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The plaintiffs allege their constitutional rights are being violated by a government that has known about the dangers of climate change for decades, but nonetheless promotes fossil fuel production while failing to protect the nation's natural resources. Read More »

CM Naveen Patnaik inducts two to his party

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In a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the Cuttack MP also requested that Panda should be allocated a separate seat away from the seats earmarked for the BJD MPs in the Lok Sabha Chamber. "I will continue my work for resolving issues of duped chit fund investors, and farmers of the state". Both Samanta and Soumya Ranjan might be sent to the Upper House of the Parliament, sources said. Read More »

One killed in Thruway crash

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One person was killed late Tuesday night in Oneida County after two vehicles collided on the state Thruway, according to State Police. His auto came to a stop facing south across both lanes of traffic, troopers said. Lopez and Phulnauth were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The identity of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin. Read More »

OPEC to Meet With Hedge Funds' Representatives on CERAweek Sidelines in Houston

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Making the forecast in its new Oil sector outlook report " Oil 2018 ", the IEA observed that "global oil trade routes are moving East, as China and India replace the United States as top oil importers". As oil is priced in dollars, it becomes more affordable for holders of other currencies when the dollar weakens. Birol called the coming surge "a major second wave" of the USA shale revolution and said that much of the production growth is expected to flow to export markets. Read More »

Active Stock Picking: Qep Resources (QEP)

The stock decreased 1.94% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $9.36. About 5.86M shares traded. Checking on current price levels compared to prior highs and lows, we have seen that QEP Resources, Inc. Previously Qep Resources (NYSE:QEP) reported $-0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $-0.07 by $-0.07 with surprise factor of -100%. Read More »

Appeals Court Rules Sex Discrimination Includes Bias Against Transgender People

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The court reversed a lower district court decisions , which had ruled in the funeral home's favor, and sent the case back to reconsider the arguments in light of the appellate court's reading of the laws. "Harris Funeral Home's dress code is tailored to serve those mourning the loss of a loved one". The Justice Department previously said the federal provision considered in Wednesday's ruling - Title VII of the 1964 civil rights law - didn't necessarily protect against discrimination based ... Read More »

Mueller's Investigation of Trump Broadens to Influence-Peddling by Foreign Governments

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Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, whether any Americans assisted in such efforts, and any other matters that arise in the course of his probe. Investigators now believe that the meeting was meant to establish a line of communication between the countries that was outside normal diplomatic channels. Read More »

No single party wins majority in Italian general election, exit polls say

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And well over half of Italians voted for European Union -skeptic parties that questioned Italy's use of the euro currency and its alliance with the West against Russian Federation. What is more alarming is the regional divide of the electorate, southern Italy, or Mezzogiorno , voted en force for the Five Star Movement whereas the Democratic Party still soldiered on in the northern provinces. Read More »

Kerala high court orders CBI probe into Shuhaib murder case

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Seeking a CBI inquiry into the incident, the petitioners had alleged that the current investigation by the state police was totally faulty and mala fide. Pointing out that a proper investigation was as important a part of the justice delivery system as the trial, the high court came down heavily on the state police. Read More »

Pakistan agrees to release Indian prisoners

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Both countries also agreed to facilitate "visits of medical experts (from both sides) to meet and examine the mentally challenged prisoners for their repatriation". The Indian statement indicated that Islamabad's suggestion about the release and repatriation of children has been accepted by India. Pakistan foreign minister also stated that through such initiatives, the two countries will "embark on the road to a comprehensive dialogue" and make "conscious effort to de-escalate the ... Read More »

Security, trade top agenda as Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince visits UK

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The two countries' close ties were tested in 2015 when the Pakistani parliament unanimously rejected a Saudi request for Pakistani troops to support its Yemen campaign, but the relationship never quite broke down. "He was then beaten up, put on live TV and told that he had to resign". That's not really the actions of a terribly reforming leader, is it? "If we're going to look at the facts, let's look at all the facts". Read More »

President Trump speaks at the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit

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Hispanics and Latinos are one of the largest and fastest growing groups of immigrants in the United States. Trump is delivering the keynote address Wednesday at the annual legislative summit of the Latino Coalition . Trump, who ordered the phaseout of DACA previous year, has balked at supporting a series of bipartisan Senate proposals to restore the program that shields some 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. Read More »

Nashville mayor resigns, pleads guilty to theft

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Megan Barry brought big, bold economic development ideas to Nashville during her time as mayor, but Barry will not be able to see some of those projects through, including a vote to bring light rail to the city for the first time and a possible Amazon Headquarters. Read More »

Controlled explosion set after deadly bomb goes off

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The chemicals found in a Beaver Dam apartment unit are so unsafe that they can not be removed and will be detonated later Wednesday, police chief John Kreuziger said at a morning news conference. We got information back that definitely those are explosive devices", he said. Police have not identified the man killed in the blast, and would not confirm whether it is the same person who is leasing the apartment. Read More »

Bill To Fix National Parks Would Use Energy Revenue

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke , U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Angus King have introduced a bipartisan bill to rebuild America's National Parks. In August, he said they were looking at prioritizing and delivering more money on the front line. According to the Department of the Interior, the NPS completed around $650 million in maintenance work in 2017, a chip in the almost $12 billion backlog. Read More »

British diver films sea of rubbish off Bali

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Horner, a former mechanical design engineer from East Sussex in the United Kingdom, said he had never seen ocean pollution on such a scale before. The waves of plastic flooding into rivers and oceans have been causing problems for years - clogging waterways in cities, increasing the risk of floods, and injuring or killing marine animals who ingest or become trapped by plastic packaging. Read More »