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Syrian refugee in Jacksonville hopes airstrike will prompt change

Reports said the barrage of Tomahawk missiles, fired from two US Navy vessels located in the Mediterranean Sea, targeted Al Shayrat air base in the central city of Homs, from which Syrian aircraft staged Tuesday's chemical weapons attack. "Smart", or not, Trump is finding that being president is a lot different from running for president. When he was campaigning, he said he would send back Syrian refugees, and his original travel ban executive order banned Syrian refugees from entering the ... Read More »

GOP health bill in shambles as House starts two-week break

Because the moderates tend to come from states like New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, they could be particularly vulnerable in the 2018 elections if they're associated with an unpopular bill in their districts. Ryan moved up his weekly news conference a few hours on Thursday to announce the amendment, which would create a high-risk pool that Republicans say would help insurers cover costs of individuals with preexisting conditions and keep premiums lower for healthy individuals. Read More »

Unilever confirms exit from margarine business

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The owner of Dove soap and Hellmann's mayonnaise raised its target for cost savings and moved to boost its dividend after a strategic review prompted by the unsolicited $143 billion takeover offer, which the US company withdrew in February after only two days. Read More »

Error on Your Tax Return? Relax, Amend It

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Eligible current students can also access the American Opportunity Credit, which can cover up to $2,500 annually for four years, and the Lifetime Learning Credit, which can cover up to $2,000 per tax return. That letter will include the name of the firm you'll be dealing with, along with the firm's contact information. Speaking at the Savannah Chamber's SMART lunch Tuesday, local tax attorney Jeffrey Williamson said the IRS is sitting on more than $1 billion in unclaimed refunds for an ... Read More »

Delta shares down after carrier cuts revenue metric a second time

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Imperial Capital reiterated an "in-line" rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Delta Air Lines in a research report on Friday, December 23rd. The business's quarterly revenue was down.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago. In March, No. 1 USA airline American Airlines Group Inc AAL.O cut its unit revenue forecast for the first quarter, mainly because it canceled fewer flights than the year before. Read More »

U.S. airstrikes on Syria: UK Government given advance notice of attack

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said the strike against the Sharyat airbase in Homs, northern Syria, was "a positive response" to the "war crimes" of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The Pentagon said the planes that were used to drop chemical weapons on Idlib, Syria, on Tuesday took off from the airfield, which was hit by 59 Tomahawk missiles . Read More »

European Union regulators to approve Fox takeover of Sky

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Ofcom is due to report back to Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, with the outcome of its investigation by 16 May. That bid was derailed after the company - which owns The Sun and The Times - was forced to abandon the bid when it became embroiled in the phone-hacking scandal involving News International. Read More »

Amazon, Google eye Toshiba chip unit

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Apple Inc AAPL.O , Amazon .com Inc AMZN.O and Google have joined bidding for Toshiba's 6502.T NAND flash memory unit, vying with others for the Japanese firm's prized semiconductor operation, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported on Saturday. Read More »

NY lawmakers want budget vote; Cuomo says there's no rush

Cuomo late Wednesday said he and the Legislature couldn't reach consensus on three key issues: Removing most 16- and 17-year-olds from the adult court and prison systems; extending an expired affordable-housing tax credit for New York City builders; and reshaping a major funding boost for charter schools due to take effect in June. Read More »

President Trump just signed off on killing your Internet privacy protections

The legislation allows companies like Comcast , Verizon and AT&T to collect customer data, including their browsing history and personal and financial information, and sell it at will without customer consent. Had this bill rescinding those rules not been passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, ISPs would have been bound to an opt-in policy whereby customers would have to give their permission for ISPs to track and share their online data. Read More »

EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops

This decision could keep the EPA from reconsidering chlorpyrifos' status until 2022. "Instead, in one of his first major decisions as head of the EPA, like a toddler running toward his parents, Pruitt leaped into the warm and waiting arms of the pesticide industry". Read More »

EU Brexit guide softens on United Kingdom relations

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Speaking during a joint news conference with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in the capital Valletta, Tusk outlined Brussels's guidelines during the withdrawal process of Britain from the bloc. But he hinted that trade talks might begin before the deal was concluded if Mrs May was deemed to be co-operating. Another issue is securing the rights of both millions of mainly East European EU citizens in Britain and British people living in other member states. Read More »

House approves bill to force public release of EPA science

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But facing a deadline, the EPA said Wednesday that more study was needed, and it would continue to allow use. His decision reverses the Obama administration's finding that this 52-year-old insecticide is potentially too risky to keep spraying on our crops. Read More »

Thomas Rhett & Maren Morris, Dierks & Cole Collaborations Confirmed For ACM Awards

And they're not just the presenters for this year's ceremony. They joked about having a bar set up behind their awards show set. Even for the award show hosts it's a time to reconnect. This year's ACM Award nominees for Album of the Year include Black by Bentley, Dig Your Roots by Florida Georgia Line, HERO by Morris, Ripcord by Urban and The Weight of These Wings by Lambert. Read More »

Down in the polls, Trump declares war on fellow Republicans

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Ryan tells journalists: "It's very understandable the president is frustrated we haven't gotten to where we need to go, because this is something we all said we would do". Trump said on Twitter . Republicans presented a unified front against Obama but have struggled to come together and support specific legislative proposals since Trump took office in January. Read More »

Oil stable on falling Libyan output, but bloated USA market still weighs

US industry data on Tuesday was said to show crude inventories climbed last week, and a government report Wednesday is also forecast to show stockpiles expanded. Gasoline stocks fell by 3.7 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 1.9 million barrels drop . Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Tuesday that the agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers led by Russian Federation to cut output by ... Read More »

Venezuela court says it can take over Congress' powers

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In Wednesday night's decision, the magistrates say that as long as the opposition-controlled Congress remains in contempt of past court rulings, they can exercise congressional duties themselves. The Organisation of American States has backed up the National Assembly President, also accusing Maduro of carrying out what it calls a "coup" and an attack on democracy. Read More »

It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union

They may be less warm to an implication that Britain could live with a breakdown of talks on trade coupled with what might be seen as a threat to disrupt the security and counterterrorism cooperation for which Britain, as a member of the USA -backed Anglophone Five Eyes system, is highly valued. Read More »

Oil rises on Libya disruption and likely Opec output cut extension

Oil prices extended gains yesterday despite an increase in USA crude inventories, lifted by Libyan supply disruptions and expectations of an Opec-led output cut being extended. USA energy prices rose after the data, led by gasoline RBOB futures which rose 2 percent to a three-week high of $1.6669 a gallon by 10:54 a.m. EDT (1554 GMT). Read More »

New Zealand outlast Fiji to edge towards play-off

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Fiji's defence of Taniela Waqa, Remueru Takeata, Penaiame Drova and Kolinio Sivoki kept a foot in place at the final moments which thwarted New Zealand's attack. McGlinchey formed a cohesive midfield trio with Clayton Lewis and Ryan Thomas as the latter grabbed the headlines on Tuesday with his match-winning brace. Read More »

Comcast to roll out a TV streaming service later this year

Who are Xfinity Instant TV's competitors? The new Xfinity Instant TV service will be priced at Dollars 15-40 per month, providing access to major broadcast networks as well as add-on options for sports channels like ESPN and Spanish language channels such as Telemundo and Univision. Read More »

Arsene Wenger will extend his contract with Arsenal - Robert Pires

They also emerged victorious in the first Merseyside derby of the season, with the return date in that rivalry due to be taken in after the global break. Ozil is at his best when the players around him match his ability and in a team with several sub-par players, Ozil himself is unable to thrive and has been one of the lightning rods for criticism this season as a result. Read More »

Michigan, Flint to replace 18000 lead-tainted water lines

There will be tests for lead in the Flint system every six months until one year after the replacement of water lines. MI will provide $87 million in a combination of state and federal money, according to the settlement; $47 million of that must come from sources other than Obama-era federal water infrastructure improvement funds. Read More »

Obama defends signature health care law as GOP seeks repeal

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The research found job growth accelerated in states with the biggest increases in coverage, such as California and Nevada. As for some of our local Democrats, Senator Cantwell says in a tweet: "We will oppose any efforts to lessen our constituent's access to basic preventative and primary care". Read More »

Judge Who Stopped Trump's Travel Ban Receiving Threats

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It marked the second time a federal judge ruled against Trump's plans. In the 43-page ruling, Watson concluded that the new executive order failed to pass legal muster, and the state had established " a strong likelihood of success " on their claims of religious discrimination. Read More »

S&P, Nasdaq flat as investors focus on healthcare bill

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The S&P financial index dropped 2.43 percent and was on track for the biggest daily fall since June. "There was a feeling the Fed was going to possibly be more hawkish last week". The Nasdaq Composite added 0.48 percent to 5,821.64. The Russell 2000 index of small-cap stocks was down 2.7 percent, its worst day since September. Read More »

A warm up starts today

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This afternoon we've seen a few breaks in the clouds with highs in the lower 70s. A few showers are expected to begin this morning ( Wednesday ) and end this afternoon, but then there is a 60 per cent chance of showers later this afternoon. Read More »

Neymar scores for Brazil with cheeky chip goal

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Edinson Cavani fired Uruguay into the lead from the penalty spot after only nine minutes but Paulinho scored twice to put Brazil 2-1 ahead just after half-time. That made it 4-1, a disheveling home loss for Uruguay, which now has a resurgent Argentina and Colombia breathing down its neck in third and fourth place, trailing by a point and two, respectively. Read More »

The world's cheapest (and most expensive) cities to visit this year revealed

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Zurich has retained the dubious honour of being the most expensive city in Europe, according to latest Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Other cities that saw costs tumble included Buenos Aires, which fell 20 places to 82nd in the ranking, something that the EIU attributes to ongoing economic volatility in Argentina. Read More »

Chile blocks Brazil meat imports over health scare

JBS, the biggest meat processer in the world, said in a filing that none of its executives were singled out in the investigation and that its headquarters were not targeted. Brazil is the largest beef and chicken exporter with nearly the fifth of global exports and sells it to about 150 countries, according to the Ministry of Development and Foreign Trade. Read More »

Brazil meat scandal deepens with European Union barring some imports

President Temer sat down on Sunday night with a host of ambassadors to enjoy a churrascaria , serving prime cuts of beef on giant skewers, in the capital Brasilia. "What we have are containers there that can't leave the port to local markets". "That it is in good condition", she told AFP. Pictures with pieces of cardboard on meat skewers, as well as versions of JBS ads with irony-filled subtitles flooded Twitter - including responses to the company's own post about food safety. Read More »

NewsAlert: Ontario man wanted for first degree murder in boy's death

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Gavin said Kuijer has a vehicle and potentially could be far from the Niagara region. The suspect has no criminal record, police said. Gavin also said this case has been a hard one for police to deal with. A spokesperson for the Niagara Health System said there was extra hospital security staff Friday out of an abundance of caution to assist police while they conducted an investigation. Read More »

How Tesla Plans To Spend Additional $1.15 Billion In Funding

Tesla said it would offer $250 million of common stock and $750 million of convertible senior notes due in 2022 in concurrent underwritten registered public offerings. According to a document filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the California-based manufacturer sold its stock at $262 per share, raising almost $350 million in proceeds, and another $850 million via convertible debt. Read More »

Walmart will soon own quirky women's retailer ModCloth

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After acquiring Jet.com back in the fall of previous year, Wal-Mart and Jet.com are reportedly in the process of acquiring Modcloth, according to Anna Merlan from Jezebel . "Walmart.com will grow faster, the seamless shopping experience we're pursuing will happen quicker, and we'll enable the Jet brand to be even more successful in a shorter period of time", said Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, at the time of the deal. Read More »

Yahoo hack: DOJ announces charges

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The FSB agents were accused of working "with co-conspirators to hack into computers of American companies providing email and internet-related services, to maintain unauthorized access to those computers and to steal information, including information about individual users and the private contents of their accounts". Read More »

Florida deputy saves jet skiers seconds before cruise ship hits them

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As the pair frantically tried to turn the jet ski, the wind pushed them into the path of the Carnival Magic cruise ship, which was approaching Port Canaveral harbour. Frantic shouts of "Get in, get in!" can be heard on the video. "I was limited in how far I could maneuver out of the way", Brown told Florida Today. Read More »

Union announcing strikes at Berlin airports for Monday

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Tens of thousands of passengers were stranded in Berlin on Friday as the last strike by ground staff led to the cancellation of almost 700 flights . Over 600 flights were expected to be cancelled today. The staff, whose roles include check-in, loading and unloading planes and directing aircraft on the tarmac, are employed by companies including WISAG, Aeroground, Ground Solution, AHS and Swissport Berlin . Read More »

Markets unfazed ahead of Fed meeting

The yield on the 10-year US government bond is near its highest level since mid-December. Following the last policy rate hike, Saudi Arabia chose to keep the repo rate unchanged in a move to ensure that liquidity in the banking sector was still comfortable, and to mitigate interbank lending rates from steeply rising. Read More »

Oil Prices Pressured by Growing US Crude Supplies

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Oil had fluctuated above $50 a barrel since the Opec and other nations started trimming supply for six months starting January 1 to reduce a global glut. Recently, both production and exports in the USA have hit record highs of around 9 million barrels a day, respectively. Oil prices were put under further pressure at the end of last week, when energy services firm Baker Hughes reported USA drillers added oil rigs for the eight consecutive week. Read More »

USA mortgage rates spike ahead of Fed meeting

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Mortgage rates on other types of home loans that the MBA tracks also increased from the previous week. But home loan rates often move higher immediately after a rate hike. A year ago, the rate averaged 3.68 percent. 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.42 percent, with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.32 percent. Read More »

South Korea's president thrown out of office

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The ruling to uphold the vote on December 9 a year ago to impeach her marks a dramatic fall from grace for South Korea's first female president and the eldest daughter of former South Korean president Park Chung-hee. Two people died and dozens were injured in demonstrations in streets of Seoul near the court Friday. "It was thought in one stage that the ruling would mean she would have to leave immediately but that doesn't seem to be the case ". Read More »