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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...]

Mason City in for rainy days ahead -- possibly freezing rain

Mason City in for rainy days ahead -- possibly freezing rain The highest hourly observation we've seen thus far is 88 degrees, which is only 2 degrees short of the record high (90°) set 110 years ago in 1907. After a day of lovely sunshine, we'll be seeing more cloud cover moving in this Wednesday night. [Full Article...]

Wall Street Journal slams Trump for 'endless stream of exaggerations'

Wall Street Journal slams Trump for 'endless stream of exaggerations' Republican lawmakers struggled to overcome differences over the bill after Trump walked away from negotiations, telling them to pass the bill on Friday or keep Obamacare in place. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 0.02 per cent at 20,656.58 points, while the S&P 500 lost 0.11 per cent to 2,345.96. The Nasdaq Composite closed down four points, or 0.07%, at 5,818. [Full Article...]

US Durable Goods Orders Climb More Than Expected In February

But demand in a category that excludes aircraft and military goods - and reflects business investment plans - dipped 0.1 percent. Orders for electrical equipment, appliances and components advanced 2.2 percent, the biggest increase in seven months, and shipments rose 1.5 percent. [Full Article...]

Mulayam's younger son, chhoti bahu meet Uttar Pradesh CM, set tongues wagging

Mulayam's younger son, chhoti bahu meet Uttar Pradesh CM, set tongues wagging But given the brutal drubbing of the Samajwadi Party at the hands of the BJP in the recently-concluded Assembly polls, the meeting has sparked intense speculation among political circles here. Prateek Yadav and Aparna are also known to work against cruelty to animals and work for animal protection. As the photo generated controversy and provoked questions about her political leanings, Aparna sai... [Full Article...]

Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russian Federation

Paulinho hat-trick keeps Brazil on road to Russian Federation A virtuoso three-goal performance by midfielder Paulinho gave Brazil a dominant 4-1 victory and showed the world that the seleção (Brazil's national team) may just be the team to beat in 2018. Coutinho has been substituted off in the last three games and will be hoping he can return stronger after the global break. Our team is very self-aware that it has to triangulate. [Full Article...]

USA pre-open: Stocks seen muted ahead of healthcare bill vote

USA pre-open: Stocks seen muted ahead of healthcare bill vote At 11:04 a.m. ET the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was down 127.24 points, or 0.61 percent, at 20,778.62, the S&P 500 .SPX was down 15.1 points, or 0.63 percent, at 2,358.37. Gold prices rose to a three-week high and the dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, had touched its lowest level since early February. [Full Article...]

Uber President Leaves Company Following Controversies

Uber President Leaves Company Following Controversies Then a video of Kalanick went viral, showing the CEO losing his temper while arguing with his Uber driver about fares. The former chief marketing officer of United States retail giant Target had been brought in to run the tech firm's ride-sharing business and help improve its public image. [Full Article...]

YouTube Loses Major Advertisers Thanks to Distasteful Videos

It was also an eye-opener for Google's India operations. But with this power comes an element of responsibility that needs to be taken very seriously by these behemoths of Silicon Valley - because otherwise they may find the very platforms that established their power used against them as part of a destruction of their own reputations. [Full Article...]

Trump Touts 2-Year-Old Hiring Plan of Cable Carrier Charter

Trump Touts 2-Year-Old Hiring Plan of Cable Carrier Charter Charter CEO Thomas Rutledge said his company has been insourcing jobs for five years and, following its recent merging with Time Warner Cable, will now insource all calls that TWC outsourced. Trump has a history of re-announcing hirings and investments that have always been in the works when he meets with corporate executives. "Sure, we had a lot of headwinds in the previous administration from ... [Full Article...]

FoE Statement on Imminent Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

FoE Statement on Imminent Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline The move reverses the Obama administration's decision to block the controversial oil pipeline, and seals the deal on one of President Donald Trump's campaign promise. That decision would clear the way for the White House to formally approve it. Tillerson is the former CEO of Exxon Mobil. Native American tribes and landowners have joined environmental groups in opposing the pipeline. [Full Article...]

Alaska Airlines to Retire the Virgin America Brand by 2019

Alaska Airlines to Retire the Virgin America Brand by 2019 Throughout the course of the sale, many hoped that facets of the Virgin America experience would eventually end up in the joint product, but as a details of the new company emerged it quickly became apparent that that would not happen. While Virgin America would continue to operate in its usual hip and trendy manner for now, Alaska declared that the merged company's flights would be flying under ... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom retail sales bounce back firmly after three-month lull

United Kingdom retail sales bounce back firmly after three-month lull Online sales increased year-on-year by 20.7% and by 3.3% on the month, accounting for about 15.3% of retail spending. Auto fuel sales recovered in February, up 2.9 percent. The ONS said the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation reached 2.3% last month, up from 1.8% in January. The drop came as petrol station prices leapt 18.7% year-on-year, helping to push average store prices, includi... [Full Article...]

(NYSE:DAL), Scorpio Bulkers Inc (NYSE:SALT)

(NYSE:DAL), Scorpio Bulkers Inc (NYSE:SALT) Six equity analysts rating the company a strong buy, eight equity analysts rating the company a buy, one equity analyst rating the company a hold, zero equity analysts rating the company a underperform, and finally zero equity analysts rating the company a sell with a one year target of $57.92. [Full Article...]

What is America's favorite dog breed for 2017?

What is America's favorite dog breed for 2017? The top five breeds in 2016 remain unchanged from the previous two years. The top five most popular dog breeds in the US previous year were the Labrador retriever, German shepherd , golden retriever , bulldog and beagle. 8 spot on the list of Long Island's most popular dog breeds, but didn't make the nationwide top 10 list. The AKC cited the Labrador's aptitude for dog sports, trustworthin... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of a Colorado Special Ed Student

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of a Colorado Special Ed Student Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of IL said the high court had just tossed out a standard that Gorsuch himself had used in a similar case that lowered the bar for educational achievement. "John Cornyn, he said, 'I was wrong, Senator, because I was bound by circuit precedent, and I'm sorry'". In August 2015, the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the school district did provide a "a f... [Full Article...]

Stock to Watch for Earnings: Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ)

Stock to Watch for Earnings: Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) JMP Securities reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Canadian Solar in a research note on Tuesday, November 22nd. Heading into the earnings release, covering analysts have a consensus target price of $15.21 on Canadian Solar Inc. EPS is broadly thought to be one of the most important factors when evaluating the price of a share. The company's quarterly revenue was down 40.3% compared to th... [Full Article...]

Westminster terror attack: Mayor of London's statement

Mr Trump Jr. commented: "You have to be kidding me?!" A auto then plouged into a crowd of people on Westminster bridge, killing one woman and injuring at least 10. Except Mayor Khan was in fact discussing how the threat of violence is now an unfortunate reality big cities must be prepared for. "I was just getting an update on London". [Full Article...]

National Ag Day: Giving Thanks for Agriculture, From Farm to Fork

National Ag Day: Giving Thanks for Agriculture, From Farm to Fork The theme for 2017's edition of National Ag Day is "Agriculture: Food For Life". According to the American Farm Bureau, it takes about 36 days or five weeks for most Americans to earn enough disposable income to pay for their food consumed at home and away from home for the entire year. [Full Article...]


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