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In US, French vote a relief to some Fed officials


He acknowledged divisions in society which drove people to "vote to the extreme", and said he will work for all of France. As he awaits the transfer of power that will formally install him as France's new president, Emmanuel Macron has been left in no doubt that the hardest part of his task starts now. Read More »

How the GOP health bill would impact Americans on Medicaid


When asked during his daily press briefing earth Trump saw health care as "a right or a product", Spicer balked. In another California swing district, protesters have gathered outside Republican Darrell Issa's office every Tuesday since President Trump's inauguration. Read More »

China's New Airliner Sets Sights on Boeing and Airbus

China hopes, in the course of time, to convert the current global airliner duopoly of Airbus and Boeing into a triumvirate, by making Comac a major manufacturer as well. China is ready to flex its aviation muscle in the global market as its much-awaited domestically made large passenger plane made its maiden flight on Friday (5 May). Read More »

Celtics slammed in Game 4 by Wizards, series tied


That's straight up dominance. The calls should definitely be a little more even. Isaiah Thomas went 7 for 14 and wound up with 19 points, while Al Horford was the only other Bosto starter to score in double digits with 11 points. "We feel like we're in control", Wall said. "We have the momentum coming home and winning our two games". "One of the hardest things to do is sweep teams". Read More »

Sinclair close to buying rival TV operator Tribune


Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Monday it will acquire Tribune Media Co. for $3.9 billion. The deal will widely expand Sinclair's broadcast reach. Tribune Media shares closed Friday at $40.29. In Utah, Sinclair Broadcast Group owns KUTV, KJZZ and KMYU. Late past year, Sinclair had to defend itself against news reports that it made a deal with Donald Trump's presidential campaign for favorable coverage in its newscasts. Read More »

Will give my best in Champions Trophy, says Mohammed Shami

All seven other teams taking part in the tournament - England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - were announced by the April 25 deadline. They eventually went for the extra batsman, which meant left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav missed out narrowly. Prasad rightly praised Dhoni's contributions to the team, pointing out that it's unfair to judge him only as a batsman and he still remains among the best wicket-keepers in the world. Read More »

United vows to do better after passenger dragged from plane

The passenger, 69-year-old David Dao, was dragged off the plane by Chicago Aviation police officers after refusing to give up his seat on the plane. A trade association for the carriers says airlines are "Taking action to deliver a better experience for the 2.2 million customers." and insists "competition is alive and well in the airline industry". Read More »

Coach's bling fling, will spend $2.4B on Kate Spade

USA retail sales have declined in February and March, after posting anemic growth for the bulk of 2016. "Consumers continue to shift dollars away from apparel to handbags , accessories and footwear", he said. Coach has been on the hunt for acquisitions as Mr. Luis seeks to build a collection of brands and respond to the rapid rise of Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. Read More »

Sinclair to Buy Tribune Media, Expanding Its Local TV Reach

The Tribune deal, plus other pending acquisitions, will give Sinclair a total of 233 TV stations . This deal comes weeks after the Federal Communications Commission reversed a 2016 decision that restricted how many television stations some broadcast companies could buy. Read More »

NHL: Penguins overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

Despite being outshot early once again, the Penguins took a 1-0 lead on Hagelin's first goal of the playoffs at 10:24 of the first period. Crunch offense explodes for eight goals to defeat Marlies and extend series lead - Raw Charge 14 different Crunch players registered a point in the contest and it was all started by two guys that are on an absolute tear, Cory Conacher and Byron Froese . Read More »

Arkansas executes Kenneth Williams, 4th inmate in 8 days


In Arkansas on Thursday a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times during a lethal injection that began with midazolam. Attorneys for Kenneth Williams called for a full investigation after Williams became the fourth convicted killer executed in Arkansas in eight days as the state sought to carry out as many lethal injections as possible before its supply of midazolam expires. Read More »

GDP Increases 0.7% in First Quarter of 2017, Below Expectations

Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the USA, rose 0.7%, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, in January through March, the Commerce Department said Friday. Analysts widely believe that the weak growth in the first quarter might be a blip, and expect growth to pick up pace in the rest of the year. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product increased by 0.7% in the first quarter after jumping by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Read More »

UN climate talks begin amid uncertainty over US position


Some fear a U.S. withdrawal from the agreement would dampen enthusiasm among other signatories for ramping up national emissions-cutting targets. While politics and policies may change, science is giving us a clear and consistent message about climate change. Read More »

Lower iPhone Sales Hit Apple's (AAPL) Stock Price, For How Long?

As Apple's stash of cash grows, so does the possibility that the world's most valuable company will use some of the money for a huge acquisition that would expand its empire beyond iPhones and other gadgets. Wall Street expected earnings of $2.02 per share on revenue of roughly $53 billion. He noted that the product is "still very much in the ramping mode". Read More »

After calls, Trump not to ditch NAFTA, yet

I will, and I think we'll be successful in the renegotiation, which frankly would be good, because it will be simpler, but we have to make a deal that's fair for the United States. The U.S. has already imposed tariffs of up to 24 per cent on Canadian softwood timber and is investigating whether steel and aluminum imports pose a threat to national security. Read More »

Fed holds interest rates steady

The Fed gave a generally upbeat outlook on the United States economy, saying that some weak data in the first quarter were "likely to be transitory" and predicting that economic activity would expand "at a moderate pace". The Federal Reserve expects the recent slowdown in the United States economy to be temporary in nature. Since the Great Recession, weak first quarters have been the norm, with the economy gaining strength later on, noted Greg McBride, chief financial analyst for ... Read More »

Duterte congratulates new France President Macron


The online edition of Greek daily Kathimerini hailed Macron's "impressive victory". USA shares also were also set to drift lower, erasing last week's gains, with Dow futures down 0.1 percent at 20,929. The scores registered for Macron, Le Pen and for abstention in the second round of the French presidential election. In Henin-Beaumont in northern France , where Le Pen will cast her ballot on Sunday, 28-year-old Thomas Delannoy said the campaign "looks like reality TV". Read More »

9-2 Favorite Always Dreaming Wins Kentucky Derby In The Slop

If you bet Lookin at Lee or Battle of Midway , you get up to $10! Always Dreaming will take up residence in stall No. 40, which traditionally houses the Derby victor in the Pimlico stakes barn. Rain fell in Louisville for most of Thursday and Friday, but the rain stopped early in the card on Saturday before returning briefly as a strong shower later in the afternoon. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron élu huitième président de Ve République — Présidentielle


Si le Front national a été battu ce dimanche au second tour de l'élection présidentielle, Marine Le Pen a confirmé son enracinement dans certaines zones de la France. "Je voulais que Emmanuel Macron puisse être là, avec moi, à côté de moi pour qu'une sorte de flambeau puisse lui être passé puisqu'on est aussi à côté de cette flamme", a insisté François Hollande. Read More »

Warren Buffett says the face of retail is shifting

Berkshire Vice Chairman Charles Munger, 93, chipped into the debate by noting that "there's too much chemotherapy on people who are all but dead". Buffett noted that he has had to oversee job cuts himself, citing job losses at the original Berkshire Hathaway textile business, which shut down 20 years after he took it over. Read More »

United States unemployment rate hits ten-year low


The low unemployment rate captures how far the USA economy has come since the Great Recession ended in 2009, when unemployment hit 10%. The rebound in the jobs market could pave the way for the U.S. Payrolls this year have expanded similarly to the strong rate recorded since 2011. Wage growth is expected to post a solid 2.6% gain. There were 12,000 more Americans who joined the labor force in April, while 162,000 left. Read More »

Oil prices pinned near five-month low as supply glut weighs

Prices are still more than 50 percent below their peak in 2014, when surging shale output triggered crude's biggest collapse in a generation and left rival producers such as Saudi Arabia scrambling to protect market share. Oil prices fell for the fourth day in a row on Thursday, nearing their lowest level since late March after data showed a lower than expected decline in US inventories. Read More »

People Share Republican Health Bill Reactions With #IAmAPreexistingCondition

He said he was particularly anxious about proposed cuts to Medicaid, including funds for treating people with opioid drug problems. A moderate Republican, Sen. But he's defending the House version anyway. The Trump administration on Thursday landed the first mortal blow on Obamacare, the national healthcare law that affects every American and almost a fifth of the national economy, with the Republican-majority House of Representatives voting for a new legislation to replace the ... Read More »

Centrist Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president

Brigitte Macron, 24 years his senior, is his closest adviser, supporting him and helping prepare his speeches. "Macron's election offers stability to Europe's single market, and strengthens the EU's position in the upcoming Brexit negotiations", Margaret Yang of CMC Markets said in a commentary. Read More »

Can Emmanuel Macron reconcile the French?

Earlier, in a solemn televised victory speech, Macron vowed to heal the social divisions exposed by France's acrimonious election campaign. Former economy minister Mr Macron's team has already complained about attempts to hack its systems during a fraught campaign, blaming Russian interests in part for the cyber attacks. Read More »

Oil prices back in the $40s, sink to 5-month low

Russia, one of the non-Opec countries to sign up to the cuts, gave mixed signals on Thursday about whether it would continue. WTI's Friday close of $46.22 left it with a loss for the week of 6.3 per cent. These funds advise others on buying or selling futures, futures options and foreign-exchange forward contracts. Market volatility and trading volumes surged. Read More »

France's Le Pen pledges to overhaul party after presidential election defeat

It has effectively accomplished its goal of reframing French political debate along the axis of "patriots versus globalists". In coming weeks, the National Front will start to examine why Le Pen, who had equal speaking time with her rival on national networks, failed in her bid for power despite
a cascade of factors that could favor her campaign: including terrorism on the Champs Elysées and a last-minute dump by hackers of documents stolen from Macron's campaign. Read More »

Trump to move on tax reform


Mr. Trump also signed two presidential memoranda Friday ordering Treasury to review what he called "damaging" Dodd-Frank regulations and to review the impact of the law's "orderly liquidation authority (OLA)", which Republicans have called a bailout for big banks. Read More »

Puerto Rico Requests Bankruptcy Protection


Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin seeking a lien on rum taxes that his department collects and later remits to Puerto Rico. By comparison, the USA city of Detroit had $9.3 billion of obligations when it filed for bankruptcy in 2013 in the biggest US municipal bankruptcy ever. Read More »

Rundle: heady hours for centrist France as Macron thumps Le Pen

The election results pushed the euro to a six-month high against the USA dollar. Jean-Claude Junker, who has previously described Mr Macron as a "good friend", welcomed the decisive win of the pro-EU candidate. His opponent in the race for the presidency, Marine Le Pen, is a critic of globalisation and had proposed withdrawing France from the single currency. Read More »

Colorado Lawmakers React To New Health Care Bill

Pete Couladis, the Athens County Republican Chair, said he is glad the bill is gaining traction six weeks after an earlier version of the bill backed by Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan failed. "Democrats are taking us toward a single-payer system", Duffy argued. Pence made many trips up to Capitol Hill for meetings on the bill, while both moderate House Tuesday Group members and conservative Freedom Caucus members brought up their requirements for earning "yes" votes on the bill. Read More »