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Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, bringing a contentious 14-month partisan battle to a close after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia . But Democrats accused him of giving evasive answers during his confirmation hearing, and claimed his past rulings showed a tendency to favor business interests over workers. Read More »

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) Shares Bought by Ancora Advisors LLC

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company purchased a new position in United Parcel Service during the third quarter worth approximately $183,368,000. AlphaOne also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 78 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Read More »

French election: Accusations of Paris attack 'exploitation'

Le Pen has been fiercely critical of Muslim immigrants, warning of security concerns, and could stand to benefit from a reaction to the latest bloody attack on Paris' streets, and though the race is likely headed to a runoff it's unclear who might emerge to face her. Read More »

American Airlines suspends employee after fight on plane

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Airline staff offered the distraught woman some water before a male passenger aboard the plane stood up to defend her. According to the video, a woman is crying while holding a child, begging for their stroller to be returned. The flight attendant orders the man to "stay out of it". Popular Video You have to see this to believe it. She was placed on another flight in first class and "we are taking special care of her and her family", said the statement . Read More »

After Paris attack, France mobilized for security ahead of elections

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There was a near photo finish between Ms Le Pen and her closest rival, centrist Emmanuel Macron, as the last polls of the election campaign were published. He added: 'I've heard Madame Le Pen saying again recently that with her in charge, certain attacks would have been avoided. The panel also talks about United Kingdom snap election and the action in the Pound. Read More »

German official: Dortmund attack suspect acted out of greed

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According to German federal prosecutors, the dual German and Russian national had bought options on the club's stock before the attack, and that the blast would force the share price to drop before he would profit off his investment. The incident occurred ahead of the first leg of a Champions League quarter-final between the Bundesliga side and Monaco on April 11. Police said the explosive devices were placed in a hedge near the hotel's auto park. Read More »

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) Short Interest Update

A total of 2.41 million shares exchanged hands as contrast to its average trading volume of 1.29 million shares. Based on the latest filings with the SEC, investors are looking at LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO)'s short data and trying to figure out market sentiment on which way the market thinks the stock is moving. Read More »

United Airlines Passenger Seeks Legal Action Over Mistreatment

The CEO of United Airlines' parent company is pledging to review policies after a passenger was dragged off a full fight in Chicago . In an interview with ABC News' Good Morning America , Mr Munoz said he was immediately filled with "palpable" shame and embarrassment at the incident - and voiced remorse for not "truly expressing what we were feeling" in his initial apology. Read More »

Fire crews rush to calls in San Francisco outage

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At one point 300 traffic signals were left dark, forcing traffic officials to man intersections and direct traffic. The power outage, which was triggered by a fire in a PG&E Corp. Traffic was snarled and emergency workers responded to 20 elevator rescues, according to the city's fire department, but there were no reported deaths or major injuries. Read More »

United Airline says it won't use police to remove passengers

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Passenger Audra Bridges, who posted a video of the account on Facebook, said that when no one volunteered to give up a seat, the airline said a computer would randomly select passengers to be removed from the flight. And you saw us at a bad moment. Now, United could have offered more money to get passengers to give up their seats. Emirates has targeted the CEO, Oscar Munoz , directly by using a quote from last month against him -Munoz said that Persian Gulf-based airlines "aren't ... Read More »

Bozak's OT goal gives Leafs 2-1 series lead

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Oh and let's not forget the play of Frederik Andersen who has matched Braden Holtby nearly save for save. With Matthews at centre, Hyman at left wing and Nylander on the right, the Leafs have the only all-rookie line in the playoffs. The 19-year-old, held without a point in Games 1 and 2, sped through the neutral zone with speed and fired a shot that ricocheted off John Carlson , the face of Schmidt, and the body of the Leafs centre before finally hitting Holtby. Read More »

Labour won't back referendum on final Brexit deal

In response to Cohen's question, Mr Corbyn had said: "EU negotiations are going on and we have set out our lines on negotiations, primarily it is about gaining and retaining tariff-free access to the European markets". If a Labour government were elected on June 8 , Corbyn remarked that it "won't play by their rules either". It is a rigged system set up by the wealth extractors, for the wealth extractors. Read More »

As United Airlines Controversy Dies Down, Groups Make Case for Overbooking

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Bumping passengers is permitted by the US Department of Transportation as long as airlines provide some compensation - typically a voucher for future purchase - and a seat on a later flight. The couple from Salt Lake City, Utah, say they boarded the plane to find another passenger asleep in their seats. The airline also said all passengers on the flight would get a refund. Read More »

Ontario's New Fair Housing Plan Aims to Stabilize Heated Market

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Mayor John Tory says he plans to discuss Toronto's lagging rental supply, a vacant property tax and the lack of real estate data when he meets Tuesday with the federal and Ontario finance ministers. The provincial government is "aware that a response is needed now to address recent dramatic increases in rents and home prices", he said. Ontario's government will also work with municipalities to identify provincially owned surplus land that could be used for affordable and rental housing ... Read More »

Wells Fargo seeks $100m from two former executives over sales abuses

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In September, the bank agreed to pay $185 million in fines over the scandal, which has tarnished the bank's reputation, cost former Stumpf his job and spurred congressional hearings and new investigations . Describing a system that sometimes "imposed excessive pressure" on lower-rung workers during Tolstedt's long tenure, the report says employees in the Community Bank division were ranked against each other on "scorecards" that were updated daily. Read More »

Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia rejected by Trump administration

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Exxon Mobil has applied to the U.S. Treasury for a waiver from sanctions against Russia , to resume a landmark oil and gas drilling venture with Russian firm Rosneft, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The sanctions prohibit USA companies from transferring advanced offshore and shale drilling technology to Russian Federation. Tillerson, for his part, has repeatedly maintained his support for the sanctions, which were initially approved because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine's Crimean ... Read More »

European Union says ready to welcome back United Kingdom if it decides to stay

The new European parliament president Antonio Tajani told the Times that affording EU citizens living in Britain legal rights was a "red line" issue. "I would be very happy", he said. "The final decision is for the 27 member states, but everybody will be in favour". " Britain is leaving the European Union and there can be no turning back", said May on Tuesday as she called the surprise snap election and promised to strengthen the government's mandate for pursuing Brexit on any terms. Read More »

Delek US Holdings (DK) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.21

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In the past year Delek US Holdings's stock price has increased by 41.04% from 15.74 to 22.2. Finally, Bank of America Corp raised shares of Delek US Holdings from an underperform rating to a neutral rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 5th. Read More »

Russian Federation to reach record high oil output in 2017 amid cuts

Oil futures edged lower ahead of output and inventory report from the US, after gains overnight that had been driven by production outages in Libya and Canada. Iraq, the second largest producer after Saudi Arabia, reduced production by only 159,000 barrels - to 4.402 mln barrels (quota 210,000 barrels). The world's biggest crude exporter hasn't taken a final decision yet. Read More »

Oil ministry mulls home delivery of petrol, diesel

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Additionally, come May 1, you will have to pay new price for petrol and diesel every day in sync with global rates, much like what happens in most advanced markets. ROs are retail outlet or petrol pumps. After demonetization, oil marketing companies are giving a 0.75 per cent discount on cashless transactions, while over 72,000 e-wallets have also been activated. Read More »

Paris shooting: Marine Le Pen launches tirade against Islam after terror attack

Investors seem most anxious about a Le Pen and Melenchon runoff due to their anti-EU stance, putting either one to lead euro zone's second biggest economy to possibly withdraw from the region's economic bloc and common currency. The European project will face its next test on Sunday, as the people of France head to the polls to participate in the first round of the French presidential elections. Read More »

BP Tries to Secure Leaking Oil and Natural Gas Well in Alaska

On Monday, almost three days after the leak was found, ADEC announced the unified command had to managed to "kill" the well overnight and end the gas leak. The department said in an update that the village "has been notified of the incident and is receiving situation updates via these situation reports". Read More »

CP says Ontario will levy 15% tax on foreign home buyers

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Vancouver's empty homes tax is one per cent of the value of the property and it applies to homes that aren't being used as a principal residence or aren't rented out for at least six months of the year. "They wonder how they are ever going to get their starter home", said Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa . "There is a need for interventions right now in order to calm what's going on", said Wynne. Read More »

OPEC slashes output in March, expects shale comeback

U.S. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) fell by 9 cents to $52.99/bbl, after touching a five-week high of $53.23/bbl. "We see the weekly inventory and USA production data being an important oil price driver but it conflicts with the OPEC signals", said Hans van Cleef, senior energy economist at ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam. Read More »

Oil prices regain some ground, but oversupply weighs

USA gasoline stocks posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.5 million barrels, because of rising refining activity. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against six major peers, was up 0.23 percent at 99.731 in late trading on Wednesday. Read More »