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Frontrunners Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen Vote In French Election

The victor is required to garner more than 50 per cent of the vote, which means citizens will head to the polls next month to choose between the top two contenders. More than 50,000 police and gendarmes were deployed to the 66,000 polling stations for the election, which comes after Thursday's deadly attack on the Champs-Elysees in which a police officer and the gunman were killed. Read More »

Oil Markets React Stoically To Crude Inventory Draw

USA gasoline stocks posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.5 million barrels, despite heavier refining activity. Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) Mohamed Barkindo said Wednesday the member states of the cartel showed in March higher compliance to bring down oil stocks. Read More »

North Korea dominates Pence-Turnbull talks


US officials said there was a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signalling a possible heightened state of readiness by reclusive North Korea's sole major ally, although the officials played down concern and left open a range of possible reasons. Read More »

More Officers On Leave After United Incident

Dao was forcibly removed from the plane when he refused to give up his seat after being notified that United needed four volunteers to give up their seats to allow crew members to make the overbooked flight. Also Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the way Dao was treated "completely unacceptable" and praised Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans for taking "swift action". Read More »

Just the Facts on Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)

Sanders Capital LLC raised its stake in Cabot Oil & Gas 46.1% in the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 31,020,291 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock worth $724,630,000 after buying an additional 1,672,075 shares during the period. Read More »

IS Death Toll Hits 90 From US Bombing in Afghanistan


The US attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Nangarhar province, near the Pakistan border, killed at least four IS group leaders, Khogyani said. US special forces and Afghan commandos are now inspecting the site, Nicholson said, adding , "the weapon achieved its intended objective". "The Mother of All Bombs" hit a mountainside in Nangarhar Province, eastern Afghanistan . Read More »

ANZAC Day March and ceremonies


Plans are firming up for Anzac Day across the region. Warrnambool: 5.45am, march to the war memorial and dawn service, step off corner Liebig and Timor streets. In preparation for the dawn service, council's roads and footpath crew have constructed a new footpath at Memorial Hill, significantly improving pedestrian access to the site. Read More »

United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned

CEO Oscar Munoz said Tuesday that he takes full responsibility "for making this right", and he promised more details later this month after United finishes a review of its policies on overbooked flights. United already has said it would never again ask a law enforcement officer to remove passengers from flights, "unless it is a matter of safety and security", and will require United crews traveling as passengers to book at least 60 minutes before departure. Read More »

Music Just Got Bigger And Better With Samsung And Google

In fact Samsung has not only opted for dual curved edges on both models to make the screens wrap from the left edge all the way to the right edge, but it also opted for an ultra tall aspect ratio. Early last week, the smartphone maker announced an extension for the registration of the 128 GB Galaxy S8 Plus , apparently due to tight supply. Things get a bit complex when it comes to the 12-inch version's memory. Read More »

White House Admits Tax Reform Won't Arrive by August


Mnuchin added that he agreed with Trump that the dollar's strength was hurting exports, but said he saw the strength of the dollar as a positive thing over the long term, according to Reuters . I am just pointing out the magnitude of what economic growth does.' Mnuchin said. But Trump suggested he was not fully committed to that order. "In my mind it's a function of the confidence in the potential of the USA economy and the current state of the U.S. Read More »

Analyst Research and Recommendations: Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ), UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)

The latest exchange of 4.7 Million shares is above its average trading activity of 3.65 Million shares. According to their predictions High & Low revenue estimates are 6.51 Billion and 6.32 Billion respectively. The stock price of PGR is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -1.25% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -0.18%. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Read More »

Lincoln Log Cabin to host Easter Egg Hunt and Roll


The Easter Bunny (a.k.a. "Peter Rabbit") will be taking a moment out of his busy egg-hiding schedule to make an appearance in Corinth. Youngsters ages 7-9 will hunt in the area north of the pavilion while those ages 10-12 will hunt near the small pavilion closest to the Show Barn. Read More »

Nurkic to start for Portland in Game 3 against the Warriors

The Blazers upgraded Nurkic to doubtful for Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. During a regular-season game in February that season, the Blazers managed an offensive rating of xx.x in a 24-point loss to the Seattle Supersonics. Read More »

United Airlines beats on earnings and sales


United Airlines is changing its policy on booking crew on flights in the wake of a passenger being dragged off an overbooked plane. The dragging has turned into a public-relations nightmare for the entire industry, not just United, and led to calls from politicians and consumer advocates to suspend or ban overbooking. Read More »

PPG Industries, Inc. Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance


In an April 12 statement, the company said it also notified the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets of allegations that Elliott Advisors meant to privately share potentially price sensitive information with PPG regarding its decision to request an Extraordinary General Meeting to remove Burgmans from the AkzoNobel board. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday


O'Reilly was sacked by Rupert Murdoch and his two sons after a story earlier this month in The New York Times detailed the fact that Fox and O'Reilly had paid out more than $13 million in settlements to five women alleging that O'Reilly had sexually harassed them in the workplace. Read More »

Kids' Reactions to Unicorn Frappuccinos Are Priceless

The blue ribbon in the middle has white chocolate creme in it along with blue sour powder. The Unicorn Frappuccino has sweet and sour pink and blue cream swirl, topped with what Starbucks calls "fairy powder". Other baristas and unimpressed Starbucks fans alike were also quick to express their disdain for the new drink. Just a few more days! This anxiety stemmed from the Unicorn Frappuccino looking like something that is exclusively made for 13-year-olds. Read More »

Warriors' Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness

Late in Wednesday night's Game 2 victory over the Trail Blazers at home, Kerr appeared to give a glimpse of the discomfort he has been coping with by removing his suit jacket to finish out the game. Vonleh's dunks were insane, Lillard's deep three pointers sent the crowd into a frenzy, and Nurkic's overall presence had Portland forgetting about the 0-2 deficit. Read More »

Vice President Pence wraps up first official visit to Japan

Pence made his remarks as the White House grappled with controversy over the location of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group that U.S. While in Seoul on Monday, the vice president warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. Days later, in response to a question about the warships, Trump told the Fox Business Network that the USA was "sending an armada, very powerful" to North Korea. Read More »

Polls Show May's Conservatives With Once-in-Generation Popularity


It had been hoped talks could start by the end of that month, but EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said Wednesday that "the real political negotiations" with Britain would not start till after the June 8 election. At the time of the 2015 election, Cameron's Facebook page had 500,000 "likes" from other users, compared with the then Labour Leader Ed Miliband's 80,000. Read More »

Widespread power outage in San Francisco

Commuters in San Francisco and NY both showed up to work late Friday morning for the same reason: power failures. TV affiliate KPIX reported a downtown BART station was closed during rush hour; people were stranded in elevators; operating rooms were shut down; and the city's famed cable cars were halted. Read More »

Spurs center Dedmon out sick for Game 4 vs. Grizzlies


Kawhi Leonard had a playoff career high of 43 points. Gasol didn't have the best game offensively, but you know Memphis never hesitates giving the ball to its franchise big man. On the next play, after an offensive foul on Vince Carter , Leonard coaxed a Grizzlies switch, took Gasol off the dribble and went to the line, where he made two free throws. Read More »