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US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½ years

US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½ years The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index , covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 5.9% annual gain in January, up from 5.7% last month and setting a 31-month high. Robust price gains could eventually make housing less affordable, Blitzer said. The prices also hurt affordability as higher prices and mortgage rates shrink the number of households that can aff... [Full Article...]

Michigan, Flint to replace 18000 lead-tainted water lines

Michigan, Flint to replace 18000 lead-tainted water lines The CDC has linked the contaminated water supply in Flint to both increased lead poisoning in the city's children , and an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease , the latter of which killed 12 people in 2014 and 2015, according to Michigan Live. [Full Article...]

OK Food Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products

OK Food Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products The products that were part of the nationwide chicken recall were produced between December 19, 2016 and March 7, 2017. An Oklahoma food company is recalling more than 466 tons (422 metric tons) of breaded chicken because of possible metal in the food. [Full Article...]

Bank of England Announces Financial System Stress Test Ahead of Brexit

Bank of England Announces Financial System Stress Test Ahead of Brexit This will include a new "exploratory stress test" which will see what will happen if banks continue to face challenges to their business models on multiple fronts. Barclays and Standard Chartered also missed some thresholds in last year's exercise. May has said she is prepared to walk away from the Brexit talks with no deal if only bad terms are offered, and the government has said it is makin... [Full Article...]

Iranian President In Moscow For Arms, Energy Talks

Iranian President In Moscow For Arms, Energy Talks After Iran carried out a ballistic missile test in late January, Trump tweeted that the Islamic Republic has been put "on notice" and moved quickly to issue new sanctions. Rouhani - accompanied by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh and other high-ranking officials - is expected to sign more than 10 economic cooperation agreements with Russian Federation, accordin... [Full Article...]

South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida, 77-70

South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida, 77-70 Early betting lines for the Final Four game, which will be played on April 1 on CBS, indicate the Zags will be favored quite heavily. There were nine lead changes and four ties int he first half alone. Significant stat: SC absolutely dominated inside scoring with 65 of its 77 points coming either in the paint (42) or at the line (23 of 31). The Gamecocks have taken out Marquette, Duke, Baylor a... [Full Article...]

After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns

After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns For the 17th time , Panama will face the U.S, as the USMNT look to build on an already one-sided series between the two. He's the real deal. He can make a more conservative US team remain unsafe, something that can't be said of anyone else on the team. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions Speaks Out Against 'Sanctuary Cities'

Attorney General Sessions Speaks Out Against 'Sanctuary Cities' The Maryland measure was in line with dozens of municipalities and local jurisdictions across the country that have declared themselves sanctuary cities, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington. [Full Article...]

Sydney academic stopped from leaving China

He was first held for questioning in Kunming, the provincial capital of southwestern Yunnan earlier this week, before being barred from boarding a flight to Sydney at Guangzhou's global airport on Friday morning, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. [Full Article...]

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Calls the Paris Agreement a 'Bad Deal'

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Calls the Paris Agreement a 'Bad Deal' Shown here is a cliff face at Landsend, on the coast of Cape Denison. The order is also expected to cancel the Climate Action Plan, while instructing federal agencies to review actions that restrict energy production (Climatewire, Feb. Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, has vowed to reorient the government so that United States oil and coal producers thrive and steel and auto manufactu... [Full Article...]

Nunes had secret meeting before revealing Trump surveillance info

Nunes had secret meeting before revealing Trump surveillance info On the surface, none of this looks good for Nunes, who is in charge of his committee's bipartisan investigation into all things Trump and Russian Federation. According to both USA intelligence agencies and Russian officials, members of the Donald Trump campaign team had regular contact with Russian intelligence officials throughout the campaign. [Full Article...]

Merkel's CDU wins regional elections

Merkel's CDU wins regional elections According to political analysts, the Saarland governor's popularity apparently made the difference Sunday. One woman's loss could be another man's lucky escape. Past year polls showed support for AfD hit a record-high 16% nationally but it has lost momentum since then. That may be the case, but for the moment at least, the SPD have lost momentum. [Full Article...]

Ryan: Obamacare will be 'law of the land for the forseeable future'

Ryan: Obamacare will be 'law of the land for the forseeable future' The day after the bill was introduced , House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, slammed the bill as " Obamacare in a different form". But every time one change was made to win votes in one camp, it repelled support in another. But that was another problem for moderates, and Democrats suggested the provision would not survive in the Senate. [Full Article...]

Trump ties health care vote to abortion

The President noted that the bill would defund Planned Parenthood and that the caucus would be forgoing an attempt to block funding for the organization, perhaps in the hopes that he could shame the caucus into backing the bill. 'I deeply regret my comments on such an important topic, ' Roberts said in a statement. In the end, Republican leaders didn't have the votes they needed to repeal and re... [Full Article...]

Bulgarians Vote In New Snap Poll As EU, Russia And Turkey Watch

Bulgarians Vote In New Snap Poll As EU, Russia And Turkey Watch Meanwhile, about 8-9 percent of the ballots will go to the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and the United Patriots, while Volya party would take some 8.5 percent, Kolev said. But Borisov has also said that he wants more "pragmatic" ties with Russian Federation and Ninova, 48, insists that she remains committed to the EU. [Full Article...]

Brown: Trump budget would put brakes on more than Meals on Wheels

Hammond said the cuts could mean closing the organization's Senior Activity Center and Adult Day Care in Rockland, with the loss of more than 28,000 meals annually that will affect more than 500 seniors. His budget includes a three million dollar cut for the Community Services Block Grant, a grant that provides funding for communities in poverty and aid for low-income households such as Meals on ... [Full Article...]

Westin Guam going dark for Earth Day 2017

State governor, P.B. Acharya has appealed to citizens of Nagaland to join Raj Bhavan in observing Earth Hour on March 25 from 8:30 a.m.to 9:30 p.m.by switching off lights. "Never did we imagine that we would be writing a dramatic new story for climate action where each individual can help turn the page toward a sustainable, climate-resilient future for all", said Siddarth Das, executive director o... [Full Article...]

IN jobless rate edges up to 4.1 percent in February

Construction lost about 1,400 jobs, a decline of 0.7 percent. "Dropping to 3.7 percent, this month's unemployment rate is a new record low for Arkansas", BLS Program Operations Manager Susan Price said in a news release. The information and financial sectors each lost 500 jobs. New Mexico had the highest rate at 6.8 percent, followed by Alaska at 6.4 percent, Alabama at 6.2 percent, Louisiana at... [Full Article...]

China, others lift ban on meat imports in boost for Brazil

China, others lift ban on meat imports in boost for Brazil Egypt and Chile have also resumed their imports of Brazilian meat . The Center for Food Safety (CFS) of Hong Kong's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department made the decision "in view of a notification from the Brazilian authorities today that the country will extend its scope of export ban to the 21 plants which are under investigation", it said. [Full Article...]

Laptop ban: airline tells bored passengers to 'analyse life'

Laptop ban: airline tells bored passengers to 'analyse life' The Royal Jordanian airline took to Twitter this week to make fun of the United States for an electronics ban imposed on flights to America from certain countries. Beyond the humor, and the reminder that sometimes it can be nice to just sit back and relax on a flight, airlines have worked to minimize the impact of the electronic ban on passengers. [Full Article...]


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