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Business Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies aged 101
Author: 0 Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies aged 101

He was 101. Head of JP Morgan Chase bank, David Rockefeller was the grandson of John D. Rockefeller, co-founder of the Standard Oil company. Rockefeller, who celebrated his 100th birthday by giving 1,000 acres of land next to a national park to the state of ME, died in his sleep at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., according to his spokesman, Fraser P.

Business Can Sears Survive? Maybe Not, Company Admits In Financial Filings
Author: 0 Can Sears Survive? Maybe Not, Company Admits In Financial Filings

Kmart stores in Visalia, Lemoore and Clovis will remain open for now. Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right - In November 2004, Sears merged with Kmart, bringing together two struggling chains. With construction slated to begin this summer, the 356,000-square-foot shopping center will house 60 retailers in a multi-level "Main Street" format.

Author: 0 Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018

Former Liberal Health Minister Anne McLellan headed a marijuana task force which was in charge of giving advice to the government concerning this matter. "We've said we're going to do it to protect our kids and to keep the money out of the pockets of criminals". The Liberal MP asserted that the proposed measure would follow recommendations suggested by the federal marijuana task force.

Author: 0 House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rules

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to repeal internet privacy protections that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission in the final days of the Obama administration. So, this privacy rollback will open the door to more changes/rollbacks by Congress in the technology sector, which sounds even more ominous than the virtual death of internet privacy.

Business BlackRock cuts jobs, turning to computers for stock-picking
Author: 0 BlackRock cuts jobs, turning to computers for stock-picking

The firm says it is making wholesale changes to the actively managed equities funds that have fallen out of favour as a result of the investor shift towards lower cost passive funds, the FT reports. This includes a new Advantage series of products for US investors and initially is expected to include nine mutual funds providing access to BlackRock's industry leading quantitative investment team.

Author: 0 Online privacy changes sent to Trump

The House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration. The House did so in a largely-party line vote that saw Republicans siding with large corporations against you. Those in support of the original FCC protections argued that ISPs require strict regulations because they represent a much broader scope of access to user data, unlike search engines which only access a snapshot of a user's browsing data.

Business Devin Nunes says he'll continue to lead Russian Federation inquiry
Author: 0 Devin Nunes says he'll continue to lead Russian Federation inquiry

The requirement that she not discuss even non-classified material "is particularly untenable given that multiple senior administration officials have publicly described the same events", he said . Nunes, the California congressman, canceled the Russian Federation hearing on Friday. In a series of tweets Monday night, Trump said that instead of probing his associates, the committee should be investigating his Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton's ties to the Kremlin.

Business Lionel Messi banned for 4 games after foul-mouthed rant
Author: 0 Lionel Messi banned for 4 games after foul-mouthed rant

Without Messi , Argentina is predicted to finish with around 28 or 29 points, with the team averaging a point per game without him. Argentina without Lionel Messi faces Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier today. Messi scored the only goal from a first-half penalty. "He's missed quite a few qualifying games through injury - seven matches and they've only won one of them".

Author: 0 President Trump reverses Obama-era climate change policies

In the past, Trump has called climate change a hoax . Another factor is the plummeting cost of solar panels and wind turbines, which now can produce emissions-free electricity cheaper than burning coal . U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that could be the end of Obama-era environmental policy. Brown said in an interview he is confident the Obama-era rule will be upheld in court.

Author: 0 Chuck Schumer says he'll vote 'no' on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

If the Senate's Democrats stand together and filibuster Gorsuch, Republicans could reach for the " nuclear option " and change the Senate rules to allow confirmation by a simple majority vote. The leading Democrat in the US Senate says he will lead an attempt to block President Donald Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court. And Gorsuch is also nearly certain to be the fifth vote to uphold voter suppression laws that target groups that tend to prefer Democrats to Republicans.

Author: 0 I come in praise of Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, Indian skipper in all three formats has called the recent 2-1 win over Australia as his side's best series win so far. "It's still a few weeks to go before I can be 100% on the field", Kohli said at the end of the Dharamsala Test , when asked about his fitness.

Business Bharti Airtel sells stake of its telecom tower unit
Author: 0 Bharti Airtel sells stake of its telecom tower unit

The company said the proceeds from the sale would enable it to cut its debt of Rs 97,395 crore as on December 31, 2016. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. Bharti Airtel on March 15 scrapped its earlier plan to divest a significant stake in Bharti Infratel , and made a decision to transfer 21.6 percent shares to Nettle Infrastructure.

Author: 0 Keystone XL pipeline gets green light from US State Department

It's not clear what has changed since the department reached the opposite conclusion two years ago - other than the election of a new president. President Donald Trump on Friday approved the permit which allows the project to move forward.

Business Virgin Media overstated superfast broadband rollout
Author: 0 Virgin Media overstated superfast broadband rollout

Those added premises included 323,000 premises connected to networks in the United Kingdom and Ireland and 142,000 premises in many United Kingdom locations where the operator "understood construction to be essentially complete", but still required elements such as power, headend capacity upgrades and other physical connection activities.

Author: 0 N.Ireland parties told time is running out to form new govt

Though not ideal the Secretary of State should call their bluff. The political deadlock came after a snap election on 2 March brought an end to Stormont's unionist majority and the DUP's lead over Sinn Féin was cut from 10 seats to one.

Author: 0 London Police Say Motive Behind ISIS-Claimed Attack Will Likely Remain Unknown

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, although it was unclear what links, if any, Masood had with the militant group. British police have made two more arrests on suspicion of involvement in the act of terror. Investigations have revealed that Masood used WhatsApp just minutes before he smashed his rented Hyundai auto into the railings at the Houses of Parliament.

Author: 0 OPEC, non-cartel nations may extend oil cut another 6 months

The committee did not formally recommend an extension to production cuts, though OPEC members voiced their support for such a move. The Cartel and other exporters including Russian Federation agreed to cut output by 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) to reduce a price-sapping glut.

Business Sanctions won't halt nuclear programme: North Korean envoy
Author: 0 Sanctions won't halt nuclear programme: North Korean envoy

North Korea has been stepping up the pace of its missile tests, raising tensions across the continent. A North Korean missile appeared to have exploded on Wednesday just after it was launched, the USA and South Korean militaries said after detecting the latest in a series of weapons tests by the nuclear-armed state that have alarmed the region.

Author: 0 Michigan to pay nearly $100 million in Flint lawsuit settlement

The State to guarantee funding for seven existing health and medical programs created to mitigate the effects of lead exposure for Flint residents. "And now people can start to see progress". The state will make its best efforts to have at least 90 filter education specialists at work throughout the city, eight hours per day, Monday through Saturday, with specialists also available on Sundays by appointment and for follow-up.

Business Advertisers Pull Ads From YouTube Over Extremist Content
Author: 0 Advertisers Pull Ads From YouTube Over Extremist Content

That was the case for Johnson & Johnson, which said Wednesday it had made a decision to pause all YouTube advertising globally "to ensure our product advertising does not appear on channels that promote offensive content". Google announced Tuesday that it will hire more employees to deal with advertisers' complaints about extremist content. Despite Google's efforts to contain the row, which began in the United Kingdom earlier this week, it appears to have now caught the attention of ...

Author: 0 British PM signs letter to trigger Brexit

A few minutes earlier in Brussels , the British Permanent Representative to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, delivered a formal letter of notification to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council , in Brussels. Its leaders say they do not want to punish Britain. Judging by the responses, many people felt the same way. It follows a referendum in June 2016 in favour of Brexit.

Author: 0 Government May Table GST Bills In Parliament Today

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday tabled the Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 in the Lok Sabha. Opposition members K C Venugopal (Congress) and Saugata Roy (Trinamool) sought a ruling from Speaker Sumitra Mahajan alleging that the government was depriving members enough time to study the bill.

Author: 0 Oil Prices Retreat After Early Morning Rally

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said onWednesday that the country's crude inventories climbed by nearly 5million barrels to 533.1 million last week, far outpacing forecastsfor an increase of 2.8 million. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 31 cents to $48.53. Reports say OPEC is determined to re-balance oil markets by extending its supply quota plan beyond the first half of the year.

Author: 0 DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Pare Losses After Volatile Start

Markets InsiderUS stocks slumped in early trading on Monday after President Donald Trump failed to push through his health care bill, raising concerns about the rest of his economic agenda. ANALYST TAKE: "A lack of news flow continues to bedevil this market, but the rebound off the lows for Wall Street indicates that there is still plenty of buying pressure out there", said Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG.

Author: 0 Firms & Funds Favorite: Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC)

Zacks Investment Research has downgraded Range Resources Corp. Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) lost -0.11% to reach $27.79 in the previous trading session. In other Eclipse Resources Corp news, CFO Matthew R. Denezza sold 63,770 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 14th.

Business Shiv Sena shuts 500 meat shops in old Gurgaon
Author: 0 Shiv Sena shuts 500 meat shops in old Gurgaon

The Shiv Sea workers also threatened the meat and chicken shop owners with notices asking them to keep their shops shut on Tuesday - the first day of Navratras . Referring to the incident, a KFC spokesperson said, "As a responsible corporate citizen, KFC operates in compliance with the laws of the land". "We have asked customers of KFC to cooperate with us in vacating the place".

Business Blue Collar workers hurt most by robots
Author: 0 Blue Collar workers hurt most by robots

The study was based on the local data stretching from 1990 and 2007. " We estimate large and robust negative effects of robots on employment and wages across commuting zones ", economists Daron Acemoglu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Pascual Restrepo of Boston University wrote in the study.

Business Paul Ryan: 'We're still moving forward on healthcare'
Author: 0 Paul Ryan: 'We're still moving forward on healthcare'

What about President Trump? More than half of the gains in coverage have come from expanding Medicaid - that is, collecting taxes and using the revenue to pay people's medical bills. But the Senate GOP's No. 2 leader, John Cornyn of Texas, showed little appetite to plunge ahead. "Once the American people learned what was in this bill, they overwhelmingly rejected it, and we hope that President Trump and Speaker Ryan learned a lesson here".

Author: 0 US Gives TransCanada Green Light To Build Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Praising the pipeline on Friday as the "greatest technology known to man or woman", Trump touted the reversal as the first of many energy and infrastructure projects his administration plans to spearhead. Trump concurred, saying: "I think it's a lot safer to have pipelines than to use other forms of transportation for your product". Trump boasted as recently as this week that Keystone would be built with American steel, which he has required for new or expanded pipelines.

Author: 0 Budget 2017: EI premiums, sin taxes, cheater crackdown to finance Liberal vision

The drama was needed because the actual budget offered none. That is slightly lower than the 0.5 percent it had expected in last year's budget. Gone are the "sunny ways" and sweeping optimism of the year prior. "This budget was never going to focus on deficit, and its impact in the near term won't be significant". The carefully crafted budget message that Bill Morneau, the federal finance minister, delivered March 22 contains many tantalizing items that may or may not improve the lives of ...

Author: 0 Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies

But it will take more than the stroke of a pen to make lasting progress and reverse the momentum of the climate-change movement. California Gov. Jerry Brown was more blunt. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday that he would lead a coalition of officials from 23 states, cities, and counties to oppose the order, which would effectively eliminate the Clean Power Plan.

Business U.S. wins Baseball Classic
Author: 0 U.S. wins Baseball Classic

Accepting the gleaming silver trophy from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, manager Leyland told the crowd, "This is for the men and women who serve our country". The St. Louis Cardinals were fortunate enough to be represented by a number of players in the World Baseball Classic. Yelich had two hits Wednesday and finished 9-for-29 (.310).

Business Chipotle removes preservatives from its ingredients
Author: 0 Chipotle removes preservatives from its ingredients

Rnc Capital Management Llc acquired 173,058 shares as Total Sa (TOT)'s stock rose 7.15%. The firm shows a 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.10% with a 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 5.30%. Nevertheless, it is a common misunderstanding that a greater share price directs towards a larger company where stock price might also twist the definite worth of the organization.

Business Turkish banker arrested in United States on charges of violating Iran sanctions
Author: 0 Turkish banker arrested in United States on charges of violating Iran sanctions

USA prosecutors have charged the Iranian-born Zarrab and others of engaging in hundreds of millions of dollars worth of transactions for Iran's government and Iranian entities from 2010 to 2015 in a scheme to evade US sanctions. "After the first hearing was held, time was given to the prosecutor's office to prepare an indictment", Halkbank said in a statement. He had been in NY as part of a investor roadshow before the bank's planned sale of new dollar bonds.

Author: 0 Tribe to oppose Keystone XL on 'all fronts'

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says US approval of the Keystone XL pipeline does not lessen the need for two other controversial proposals within Canada's borders. Some 830,000 daily barrels of raw synthetic and bituminous oil will flow along this 1,400-kilometer pipeline from the Canadian province of Alberto to the U.S.

Author: 0 Galaxy S8 Bixby assistant will be expanded to all Samsung devices

Without seeing Bixby in action it's hard to compare it to the likes of Apple's Siri, Google Assistant , Cortana on Microsoft and Amazon's Alexa. However, Samsung has mentioned that Bixby won't be exclusive to two new flagships as the company will eventually bring it to all of its Internet-connected devices.

Business Williamson's record-equalling ton helps NZ take lead
Author: 0 Williamson's record-equalling ton helps NZ take lead

Resuming the day at 67 for no loss, overnight batsmen Tom Latham (50) and Jeet Raval (88) gave the ideal start but after adding 16 runs to the overnight score, Latham was dismissed by Morkel. During the course of his innings, Williamson also became the sixth, and fastest, New Zealander to reach 5,000 Test runs. Kagiso Rabada (2/83) followed that with a double of his own when he dislodged Neil Broom (12) and Henry Nicholls (0) with successive deliveries.

Author: 0 USC: The surprise of the Final Four

BPI still has Villanova ahead of North Carolina and includes all Division I teams even if they're eliminated or playing in the NIT or CBI (note: SC is still only rated No. Now, for the second time in three seasons, SC is the only thing standing between FSU and program history. Last year, the Bulldogs lost a 3-point heartbreaker to Syracuse in the Sweet 16.

Author: 0 Oil gains 2 pct on Libyan disruption, OPEC deal extension hopes

Al-Sada's comments come as oil benchmarks continue to slide in the face of rising United States crude production, with the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) having fallen below $50 for the first time in 2017. Last week's futures data showed speculators were still unwinding long positions as high US inventories offset cuts from other oil producers. It was created to take nearly 1.8m barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil production offline and is due to expire towards the end of June.

Author: 0 What Are Analysts Suggestions On Banco Santander, SA

Revenue is expected in between 4.17 Billion and 4.17 Billion with an average of 4.17 Billion. The stock Jumped 40.9 percent over the past six months. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $4.29 and a Low Price Target of $4.29.

Business Britain's May Signs Letter That Will Trigger Brexit
Author: 0 Britain's May Signs Letter That Will Trigger Brexit

He said the invoking of Article 50 was not a happy occasion and the two-year negotiation ahead would be a matter of "damage control". Shortly before 12.30pm, British ambassador Sir Tim Barrow handed a letter to President of the European Council Donald Tusk, which was signed and sealed by May last night, announcing the UK's intentions to leave the EU on 30 March 2019.

Author: 0 Trump grants approval for controversial Keystone XL Pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "very pleased" with the announce from the Trump White House Friday. "It will also create stronger economic growth, boost American manufacturing, and provide a more stable and affordable energy supply to help protect Americans against energy price spikes", he said.

Author: 0 Oil Prices Inch Higher After API Reports Moderate Crude Build, Gasoline Draw

Prices also gained as Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said that the deal between OPEC and non-OPEC producers to cut output and reduce the global crude glut is likely to be extended beyond June. The discount of USA crude to Brent has grown to around US$2.90 per barrel, heading for its widest close since late 2015. US drillers added oil rigs for a 10th week in a row, data from energy services firm Baker Hughes showed on Friday, as energy companies boost spending on new production.

Author: 0 Thousands of anti-Brexit activists join London march

Commons Leader David Lidington defended the plans, to be outlined on Thursday in a white paper on the Great Repeal Bill, which will convert European Union regulations into domestic law, crucially allowing them to be altered or removed after Brexit.

Author: 0 Westinghouse files for bankruptcy

The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing allows Toshiba to limit exposure to future losses at Westinghouse. Toshiba shares closed down 2.1 percent. WE said while the filing would not impact operations because it had financing in place, it was unclear whether that pledge extended to future projects.

Author: 0 EU asks Brazil to suspend meat shipments amid scandal

The federal police and the Agriculture Ministry said in a joint-statement on Tuesday that the so-called Weak Flesh probe focuses on alleged corruption among specific public agents, and that wrongdoings 'don't represent a widespread malfunctioning of Brazil's inspection system.