Thursday March 30-th, 2017

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

People in the United Kingdom voted past year to leave the European Union and the government pledged prior to the vote to fulfill the will of its people, regardless of the outcome. Those things have become part of life since the United Kingdom joi...

Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

The effort to keep Yates from testifying has further angered Democrats, who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry. The canceled hearing would have been the first opportunity for the public to hear Yates' account of her role in th...

Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

In addition to pulling back from the Clean Power Plan, the administration will also lift a 14-month-old moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he has repeatedly fought against unnecessary bureaucratic r...

A European diplomat just said what we all feared about Brexit A European diplomat just said what we all feared about Brexit

Theresa May will this afternoon invoke Article 50 , beginning the formal process of the Britain leaving the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday snubbed British PM Theresa May's call for negotiations on the UK's exit from the Europ...

Uber pulls self-driving auto fleet following crash in US Uber pulls self-driving auto fleet following crash in US

As a result of the incident, the firm had halted self-driving operations in the area. Uber is putting its self-driving auto tests on hold whilst it investigates a crash involving one of its vehicles over the weekend. The Tempe, Ariz., crash happe...

BlackRock Bets Big on Power of Machines BlackRock Bets Big on Power of Machines

The company plans to axe seven portfolio managers from funds with around $30 billion (£24 million) of assets, shifting its strategy towards a numbers-driven quantitative approach. While BlackRock's iShares ETF business has been a huge beneficiary...

Bradley Wiggins calls doping questions 'the worst thing' Bradley Wiggins calls doping questions 'the worst thing'

Since the Daily Mail published a story in October 2016 about how a "mystery package" was delivered to the cyclist on the last day of the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine, which he eventually won, the cyclist and his team - Team Sky - have both been under...

Blackstone sells stake in SeaWorld to China's Zhonghong Group Blackstone sells stake in SeaWorld to China's Zhonghong Group

This purchase, which will be finalized during the 2017 second quarter, will make the Chinese group the largest SeaWorld shareholder, with a possibility of increasing its stake to 24.9%. Visitors to its Florida parks declined, and the company was re...

Zuckerman letter: GOP health care Zuckerman letter: GOP health care

The legislation represented the first test of Trump's prowess as a dealmaker in Washington. "It has been clear that the Republicans in the House did not have the support they needed from their team to repeal the ACA and replace it with TrumpCare".

Trump Clean Power Plan: Executive Order Will Dismantle Program

New Jersey Commissioner of Environmental Protection Bob Martin called the rule "unprecedented regulatory overreach" shortly after it was unveiled. As attorney general for Oklahoma, the 48-year-old Republican filed or joined in more than a dozen la...

Intelligence Committee Democrats Launch Civil War Against Trump Intelligence Committee Democrats Launch Civil War Against Trump

The source of the intelligence reports cited by Rep. Devin Nunes , R-Calif., has been a matter of increasing speculation, as the chairman declined to inform Democratic members of the existence of intelligence reports before briefing reporters and th...

German Chancellor's Center-right Party Wins State Election German Chancellor's Center-right Party Wins State Election

The unexpectedly strong performance in the state of Saarland in southwest Germany came as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term as German Chancellor. "It will be a hard election campaign and we have every chance", she added. They might become the t...

Senior meal delivery unaffected by proposed federal budget Senior meal delivery unaffected by proposed federal budget

The Ellwood City program serves an estimated 50 people within a 5-mile radius of Ellwood City Hospital. Sending more of the money directly to programs would save money. "We get a larger percentage from our budget from the federal government", Winstea...

NY governor applauds failed effort to repeal and replace healthcare law NY governor applauds failed effort to repeal and replace healthcare law

The debate threw some rare light on New York's costly Medicaid program, which spends more than $1 billion a week on care for the poor and aged. A Congressional Budget Office score of a recent version of the bill predicted it could lead to 24 millio...

Crude oil stockpiles are back on the rise with another new record

Brent for May settlement gained as much as 46 cents, or 0.9 percent, to $51.10 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said onWednesday that the country's crude inventories climbe...

OPEC, non-OPEC committee recommends extending output cut by six months

Earlier this month, Novak said Russian Federation was planning to reach the oil output level cut of 200,000 barrels per day in March, and further reduction of 300,000 barrels daily by the end of April. Marzouk warned that crude oil stocks remained hi...

United Airlines faces Twitter backlash over dress code rules United Airlines faces Twitter backlash over dress code rules

It later added it was investigating the incident. United Airlines faced backlash online Sunday after reportedly not allowing two girls in leggings to board a flight. It also said the girls who were turned away were "pass travelers" - relatives o...

Existing-home sales tumble as tight inventory chokes housing market

Analysts had been expecting a more modest decline of 2%. Sales in February were still 5.4% higher compared with a year ago, but the supply situation has worsened. The annualized rate of sales was 5.48 million, down from 5.69 million in January. T...

Can the Canadian data-train stay on the tracks? Retail sales next Can the Canadian data-train stay on the tracks? Retail sales next

Economists had expected a gain of 0.5 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters. At 9:21 a.m. ET (1321 GMT), the Canadian dollar CAD=D4 was trading at C$1.3349 to the greenback, or 74.91 USA cents, slightly weaker than Friday's close of C$1.3337, or 7...

European Union to hold first Brexit summit on April 29

Barnier said no deal could leave four million European and British citizens uncertain about their rights and future, result in the reintroduction of strict customs rules, create air traffic chaos to and from Britain and lead to the suspension of ex...

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