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United States slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

The de facto annulment of the congress drew widespread worldwide condemnation, and the decision was later partially reversed . The decision was later partially reversed, though it did not stop the unrest. "It's basically an autocracy, and the people are suffering because of bad leadership and bad leadership alone", said another senior administration official. Read More »

Tulsa officer not guilty in fatal shooting of unarmed black man

The Tulsa County District Court jury - eight women and four men, including at least four black jurors - deliberated about nine hours before finding Officer Shelby not guilty of manslaughter. Tulsa Police Department Fraternal Order of Police Chairman Jerad Lindsey said "this is not a celebratory moment". "This verdict does not alter the course on which we are adamantly set", he said. Read More »

OPEC, non-OPEC hold informal talks

Russian Energy Minister Novak stated that the base proposal is for an extension for 9 months and the Venezuelan minister stated that they would support a 9-month extension at current levels. The US strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) are the world's biggest, standing at around 688 million barrels, a week's worth of global oil demand. One industry source close to the Opec said the group could also send a message about tighter exports but it was unclear how that could be presented on Thursday. Read More »

US Supreme Court says North Carolina sought to dilute black vote

North Carolina insisted that it made good-faith efforts to abide by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which outlaws racial discrimination in the USA electoral process. Kagan said the court will not "approve a racial gerrymander whose necessity is supported by no evidence". Instead of viewing partisan gerrymanders as a violation of equal protection, Kennedy suggested that the court might see them as violations of the 1st Amendment because they penalize citizens for their political views or their ... Read More »

Most Active Stock: Orbotech Ltd. (ORBK)

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in ORBK. Jefferies Group LLC decreased their target price on Orbotech to $39.00 in a report on Thursday, February 9th. Including today's unusual volume, Orbotech Ltd.'s stock is performing at 9.91% on the year. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide copyright legislation. Read More »

Trump budget draws rebukes, even from Republican allies

He would also invest $25 billion in a paid family leave program over the course of a 10-year budget. "You have to have compassion for folks receiving federal funds, but you also need compassion for folks paying it", said White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney while briefing reporters. Read More »

Trump administration proposes budget cuts for social programs

He would also invest $25 billion in a paid family leave program over the course of a 10-year budget . White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney argued on May 24 that the administration's budget is compassionate in respect to safety net programs, saying, "We want to measure compassion, true compassion, by the number of people we get off those programs". Read More »

In Trump's private moments, it's small talk and compliments

The policy ultimately manifested in the 2015 signing of the Iran nuclear agreement, which lifted crippling economic sanctions that were decimating Iran's economy. An explicit endorsement of a two-state solution, which has been USA policy for more than a quarter-century. "Making peace, however, will not be easy". Read More »

Pope predicts pizza on Trump's menu, and is proven correct

Before the door of the wood-lined elevator closed, a Vatican protocol official was heard quipping to the president that it was not "like Trump Tower in New York". And even the pontiff's congratulatory message sent to mark Mr Trump's inauguration contained a sly reference to their disagreement, as the pope wrote that he hoped the United States' global stature would "continue to be measured above all by its concern for the poor, the outcast and those in need". Read More »

Venezuela to push ahead with assembly in July despite unrest

The chief of the embattled nation's electoral council said Tuesday that officials were looking to hold elections for President Nicolas Maduro 's special assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution in July. Falcon state in northwestern Venezuela on Wednesday said people caught stealing "strategic materials", like cables, from government companies would also be tried in military courts, as per Maduro's new security plan. Read More »

Ontario Liberals' Hydro Rate Cut Will Cost $21B In Long Run: Watchdog

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Premier Kathleen Wynne promised to cut hydro bills in the province after widespread anger over rising costs helped send her approval ratings to record lows. After the 25 per cent rebate in 2017, the average bill is expected to drop from $164 to $123 monthly. "Not even future generations - people who are ratepayers right now are going to get hit hard starting five years from now and they'll be hit hard for decades, quite literally". Read More »

Iraq backs extending oil-output cuts

Both investors and analysts are doubtful about the effects of the deal extension, with some suggesting it would have to be extended beyond the end of 2017 and others arguing that cuts won't do the trick because it is missing the point: USA producers are boosting their drilling efficiency and lowering production costs, which results in sustainable profitability. Read More »

Ford more than doubles new CEO Hackett's base pay

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Newly named Ford Motor Company president and CEO James Hackett answers questions during a news conference at Ford Motor World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S., May 22, 2017. The company's compensation committee also approved a stock grant valued at $5 million for Joe Hinrichs, who had been president of the Americas for Ford, but was also elevated as part of the leadership shakeup to executive vice president and president, Global Operations. Read More »

Trump touts ultimate peace, leaving details for later

It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the worldwide community and claims the entire city as its capital. "Like the U.S., Israel is a melting pot of people from all over the world". The White House struggled to answer the question. He said the issue would be discussed during Trump's trip. Raw Story reports: "One day after a video emerged of Melania Trump slapping her husband's hand away while the two of them walked side-by-side in Israel , a new video made the ... Read More »

OPEC likely to extend output cuts into next year

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on Thursday to consider whether to prolong a deal reached in December in which Opec and 11 non-members agreed to cut output by about 1.8mn barrels per day in the first half of 2017. Read More »

Trump budget proposal cuts programs used by hundreds of thousands in Utah

The Trump administration released its proposal to balance the country's budget over the next decade on Tuesday, and says it will require large cuts to domestic programs to do it. Mulvaney, in defending the budget, made a frank admission: "This is, I think, the first time in a long time an administration has written a budget through the eyes of people who actually are paying the taxes ". Read More »

Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC) Trend of Beating EPS and Revenue Estimates

Flowers Foods had 19 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly -5.04%. Flowers Foods Inc. Zacks Investment Research raised Flowers Foods from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, February 13th. Since November 14, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $5.54 million activity. Read More »

National Weather Service Confirms Chetek Tornado, 3 Touchdowns

First responders lifted walls to reach people trapped under the debris while making their way through what was left of the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Home Park after the twister struck. A confirmed tornado destroyed about 20 homes in central Kansas. I looked outside my door and I saw the garbage can go flying and then I went into my living room and then I saw the trees bending. Read More »

WeissLaw LLP Investigates the Acquisition of Fidelity & Guaranty Life — SHAREHOLDER ALERT

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Credit Suisse Ag owns 20,805 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. The California-based California Public Employees Retirement has invested 0% in Fidelity & Guaranty Life (NYSE:FGL). For the week, the stock is performing 0.35%. FGL's profit will be $37.26 million for 12.14 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. It also upped Scorpio Bulkers Inc stake by 882,417 shares and now owns 1.30 million shares. Read More »

Beijing skips comment on Duterte's war threat claim

Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern Philippine city of Marawi on May 23. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said he informed his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, of Duterte's decision to fly home early to deal with the crisis. Read More »

Constellation Brands offers to buy Jack Daniel's owner

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It said such a deal could result in cost savings, extra shelf placement and perhaps some payments from Brown-Forman to Constellation Brands . $94's average target is 75.64% above currents $53.52 stock price. More important recent Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Agree To Purchase Brown Forman Corp". Read More »

Trump meets the pope at the Vatican

After a highly anticipated meeting, Pope Francis appears to have left his mark on President Donald Trump. Following behind Trump were daughter Ivanka, her husband, Jared Kushner, a top White House aide, national security adviser H.R. In a 2015 interview with Mexican TV Televisa, joking about the drawbacks of being pope, he said: "The only thing that I would like is being able to go out one day, without anyone noticing me, and go to a pizzeria to have a pizza". Read More »

Hair cuts: Trump budget is a start

Asked about the impact on his constituents from reductions in such programs as food stamps, Rogers said , "These cuts that are being proposed are draconian". Cuts to a popular crop insurance program have already landed with a thud. A program created to move people receiving Social Security disability payments back into enter the workforce is politically toxic as well. Read More »

Trump was 'exhausted' when he deviated from prepared Saudi speech

Rohani's remarks came as Trump trained more criticism on Iran in a visit to Israel on May 22, saying that Tehran must stop supporting "terrorists and militia" and must never acquire nuclear weapons. He has taken a tougher line on settlements than Israeli officials had believed, urging restraint but though not calling for a full halt to construction. Read More »

OPEC set to prolong cuts as delegates predict smooth meet

Kuwaiti oil minister Issam Almarzooq said some countries still aren't on board for a nine-month extension, but there's a preliminary agreement on a six-month deal that will be reviewed in November. The U.S. rig count rose for the 18th week in a row to the highest level since April 2015 last week , implying that further gains in domestic production are ahead. Read More »