• Donald Trump says 'big mistake' to sell off stocks amid strong economy

    Donald Trump says 'big mistake' to sell off stocks amid strong economy

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    But Trump himself did not comment on the market, even as share prices sold off dramatically while he was touting the economy and last year's tax cuts in a speech in Ohio. The Fed could try to restrain inflation by raising interest rates, which would hurt corporate profits and limit the pace of economic growth. Rising pay for workers has focused investor attention on the risk of inflation, which erodes the value of the fixed coupon paid to bondholders.
  • Paul seeks Senate vote to restore spending caps as shutdown looms

    Paul seeks Senate vote to restore spending caps as shutdown looms

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    The Senate needs to pass the bill over to the House, but Mr. Ryan said if all goes accordingly, the vote will be held later Thursday evening. As for the details of the budget agreement approved early Friday, it would funnel $165 billion in new money over the next two years to the Pentagon , along with $131 billion in new spending for domestic programs.
  • North Korean orchestra serenades South Koreans amid protest

    North Korean orchestra serenades South Koreans amid protest

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    North Korea is sending 22 athletes to compete in the Olympics, which are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Neither Kim Yo Jong nor Kim Yong Nam are among the North Korean officials blacklisted under United Nations sanctions. Speaking in Tokyo on his way to South Korea, which is hosting the Games over the next three weeks, Pence said he would soon announce the stepped-up sanctions in an effort to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.
  • Kim's sister, South Korean leader Moon to meet at Olympics opener

    Kim's sister, South Korean leader Moon to meet at Olympics opener

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    Diplomatic sources with deep knowledge of North Korea's activities told CNN that despite outwardly positive signs and indications of a "charm offensive" from Pyongyang , what's "unclear and bizarre" is there has not been any diplomatic movement shown by North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in line with current events.
  • Woman who streamed crash that killed sister gets prison time

    Woman who streamed crash that killed sister gets prison time

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    The crash killed her 14-year-old sister Jaqcueline Sanchez. Sheriff Vern Warnke said: 'She was in the back seat of the vehicle and allegedly unseatbelted, and upon the vehicle rolling over, it ejected her and killed her'. NSFW Video: Obdulia Sanchez livestreams fatal auto crash kills her sister, "I don't care". Obdulia Sanchez appears in a Los Banos , Calif., branch of the Merced County Superior Court with her public defender, Ramnik Samrao, left.
  • Panel Dismisses Russians' Appeal To Be Allowed Into Winter Olympics

    Panel Dismisses Russians' Appeal To Be Allowed Into Winter Olympics

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    Security Council resolutions. Konstantin Vybornov, spokesman for the Olympic athletes from Russian Federation in Pyeongchang, told Reuters he could not immediately comment on the CAS ruling. NBC will be airing the ceremony twice - live as it happens early Friday morning - and during its primetime window of Olympic coverage later that night.
  • Two Canadian citizens went missing in Taiwan natural disaster

    Two Canadian citizens went missing in Taiwan natural disaster

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    The magnitude 6.4 quake, which hit near the coastal city of Hualien just before midnight on Tuesday, also injured 243 people, officials said. Four mid-sized blocks were hit the worst, leaving buildings either dangerously tiled or mangled into heaps of concrete, glass and iron.
  • N. Korea delegation led by Kim's sister arrives for Olympics

    N. Korea delegation led by Kim's sister arrives for Olympics

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    Ahead of a bilateral meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the Blue House in South Korea's capital Seoul, South Korean President Moon Jae-in addressed reporters Thursday, calling the Winter Games "all the more meaningful" because of the participation of high-level figures from the South and North , the U.S., and regional players Japan and China.
  • New Few Days: Cold To Mild Ending with Rain

    New Few Days: Cold To Mild Ending with Rain

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    Clear skies and calm winds tonight will allow temperatures to drop off into the low 20s. We'll be in the low 40s on Monday and the upper 30s on Tuesday with a chance of rain. Highs in the 60s, with a few showers possible both days. After a cool start in the low 30s, we will rocket up to the low 60s and the sunshine will remain.
  • NEET on May 6

    NEET on May 6

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    Registering Application ends March 9. Exam Date: The exam will conduct on 6th May 2018. However, there is no official confirmation made by CBSE on the NEET 2018 notification. Eligibility: The aspirants who have scored minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology/ Bio-Technology in Class 12 (Senior Secondary) are eligible to apply for NEET 2018 .
  • Republicans, Dems Have Seriously Mixed Views on the Senate Budget Agreement

    Republicans, Dems Have Seriously Mixed Views on the Senate Budget Agreement

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    Pawlenty leaving Wall Street group Rand Paul calls for punishment if Congress can't reach a long-term budget deal MORE (R-Ky.) refused to let the Senate speed up a budget deal Thursday night. Trump said Tuesday he'd " love to see a shutdown if we can't get this stuff taken care of". At the same time , many liberals want to withhold their support as leverage to win concessions on immigration policy.
  • Trump breaks his silence on stock market decline

    Trump breaks his silence on stock market decline

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    The Dow Jones industrial average went on a wild ride Tuesday - ricocheting between losses and gains - to close up more than 560 points, or 2 percent. "Hundreds of companies giving additional raises, bonuses, benefits, and everything else to employees". That was the status just before last week. A few days of market declines, at a time of global and domestic economic strength, does not define a deep and lasting worldwide crisis.
  • Canada's Trudeau to meet Amazon CEO Bezos during USA visit

    Canada's Trudeau to meet Amazon CEO Bezos during USA visit

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    In a state where there are more registered Democrats than Republicans, the GOP holds 12 of the state's 18 Congressional seats. That advantage has been despite the fact that Democrats outnumber Republicans in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf has until February 16 to decide whether he will accept that plan. The court's decision means candidates and the voters now don't know what the congressional districts will look like for the spring primaries on May 15.
  • Wentz, Eagles fly high in Philly parade

    Wentz, Eagles fly high in Philly parade

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    On Tuesday night, Pederson and his wife went to dinner at a restaurant near their home . For buddies John Thompson, Don Smith and Craig Moyer, coming to the parade was a "bucket list event". Pederson feels that has to start with himself and filter down to the players. "That's the not-so-glamorous side of success. That's where we're at right now as a team".
  • House GOP works to avert shutdown

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    The compromise removes spending caps on both military and domestic programs. The White House said the deal also includes an extension, until March 2019, of the government's debt ceiling . But Trump has sent dramatically conflicting signals about what kind of immigration bill he would support. The reason: McConnell promised a shell bill will be put on the floor, allowing free-flowing amendments.
  • Some Philadelphia Eagles players boycotting White House visit over Trump

    Some Philadelphia Eagles players boycotting White House visit over Trump

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    I don't want to go out of my way to go see someone who isn't even welcoming the men in this locker room and our different cultures". "And I want to see our relationships between our communities and our law enforcement be advanced". He has also routinely misconstrued the meaning behind the protests, suggesting that those who have taken a knee or raised a fist during the national anthem were protesting the anthem itself and acting unpatriotic.
  • Revealing Rafale deal details not in national interest: FM

    Revealing Rafale deal details not in national interest: FM

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    Congress members meanwhile trooped near the Speaker's podium, where members from TDP and YSR Congress were already standing with placards, and started raising slogans. He said that the government had undertaken several structural reforms - from GST and the Insolvency Code to linking subsidies with Aadhaar, something that he accused the previous UPA-led government of abandoning.
  • Paul Pierce is the biggest victor in the Cavs-Lakers trade

    Paul Pierce is the biggest victor in the Cavs-Lakers trade

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    It was quickly assumed that Thomas would be bought out by the Lakers , but Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported that L.A. meant to keep both Thomas and Frye. James finished with team highs in points (25) and rebounds (10), and he added five assists with six turnovers. In the month since Thomas returned to the court after months of rehabbing his injured hip, the Cavaliers have fallen off a cliff, and the former all-star point guard has been a huge reason.
  • Pence not ruling out meeting with North Korea at Olympics

    Pence not ruling out meeting with North Korea at Olympics

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    Pence says that his message will always be the same - that North Korea "must once and for all abandon its nuclear weapons program and ballistic missile ambitions". However, many still agree the Olympics should not undermine worldwide efforts to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear ambitions. The South Korean leader has long advocated engagement with Pyongyang and sees the Olympics as an opportunity to quell tensions that have escalated over its nuclear program.
  • Despite Trudeau's human rights concern, Canada sells weapons to Philippines

    Despite Trudeau's human rights concern, Canada sells weapons to Philippines

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    The Trudeau government is taking a second look at plans to sell 16 Canadian-made helicopters to the Philippine military as concerns continue to mount about how the aircraft will be used. Padilla said that the use of the helicopters should not be blown out of proportion because the government is "not buying an offensive aircraft". The country is also regularly battered by typhoons.
  • Pelosi calls spending bill 'good' - but still isn't voting for it

    Pelosi calls spending bill 'good' - but still isn't voting for it

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    And speaking. And speaking. The 77 year old democrat delivered her marathon speech standing wearing 4-inch heels and sipping nothing but water. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi talked for eight hours on Wednesday in an attempt to push for vote on extending protections for the " Dreamers " - immigrants brought to the United States as children.
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell Announces 2 Year Bipartisan Spending Bill

    Sen. Mitch McConnell Announces 2 Year Bipartisan Spending Bill

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    The accord was announced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY. Defense spending would increase by $80 billion over current law in this fiscal year and $85 billion in the one that begins October 1, according to a congressional official familiar with the plan.
  • Pelosi Marathon Speech on Immigration Breaks 1909 House Record

    Pelosi Marathon Speech on Immigration Breaks 1909 House Record

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    Once the bill passed the House, it went to the Senate , which unveiled a bipartisan deal to lift the funding caps on both domestic and defense spending , without addressing the Dreamers. It was expected to draw opposition from Republican ultra-conservative fiscal hawks and was dismissed beforehand by some Democrats who are demanding congressional action to protect from deportation hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to America as children.
  • British lawmakers could be expelled over sexual harassment

    British lawmakers could be expelled over sexual harassment

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    Today's cross-party report on sexual harassment and bullying in Parliament aims to root out the kind of behaviour being exposed across the world in the wake of the Weinstein scandal. It said: 'The new procedures must ensure checks and balances are in place to guard against such complaints. Former Tory activist Kate Maltby, whose complaint about Damian Green touching her knee led to an inquiry resulting in his removal as deputy prime minister, welcomed the report as a "step in the right ...
  • Costco Wholesale January Comps Up 6%

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    The stock increased 1.36% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $20.07. Based on an average daily volume of 2,186,073 shares, the short-interest ratio is now 4.5 days. Cleveland downgraded the shares of COST in report on Friday, February 26 to "Neutral" rating. Gordon Haskett upgraded shares of Costco Wholesale from an "accumulate" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $191.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, January 12th.
  • USA charges two over ATM jackpotting scheme

    USA charges two over ATM jackpotting scheme

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    Video footage showed the suspects utilizing a phone and a mini-keyboard to obtain money from the ATM, instead of brute-force methods. When officers arrived, they stopped two individuals who were driving away from the cash machine in a white Honda Accord.
  • North Korea shows off its military might ahead of Olympic Games

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    Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesman for South Korea's presidential Blue House, said: "It shows the North's resolve to defuse tension on the Korean peninsula". In a meeting with Kim Seung-ho, the South Korean diplomat, Iranian side announced its serious protest against Samsung's "immoral" move, which is against the Olympic spirit, Qassemi said.
  • Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

    Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

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    During Vice President Mike Pence's stop in Japan on Wednesday, he told hundreds of USA military personnel at Yokota Air Base that military action against North Korea remains a possibility. Kim reportedly told a cheering audience in Kim Il Sung Square: "We... have become capable of showcasing our stature as a world-class military power to the world".
  • Biotech billionaire buying Los Angeles Times

    Biotech billionaire buying Los Angeles Times

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    Soon-Shiong, 65, amassed his fortune in part by developing a cancer drug in 1991. $500 million for the newspaper and the San Diego Union-Tribune, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday. For Soon-Shiong, the Times purchase is the culmination of a multi-year effort: he first invested in Tronc (the Times' holding company) in 2016, after unsuccessfully trying to buy the paper multiple times.
  • France Bans Cellphone Use In Cars Even When Pulling Over

    France Bans Cellphone Use In Cars Even When Pulling Over

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    Rather create a new law, the ruling has clarified exactly what it means to be "circulating in traffic". The new ruling, however, modifies the definition of "circulating". The ruling follows a fine repeal from a driver who was parked at a roundabout with his hazard lights on. Automobile Club Association which is the French version of the AAA believes that it is not the right decision to forbid drivers from using the phone after they have pulled the vehicle to the side of the road.
  • NHS not for sale and never will be, Downing Street says

    NHS not for sale and never will be, Downing Street says

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    Responding to a question from Vince Cable , the leader of the Liberal Democrats, seeking assurances that the much-beloved NHS was "not for sale," the Prime Minister appeared to avoid the question, focusing instead on the fact that trade talks between Britain and the USA were at an early stage.