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European Union Leaders Reaffirm Strong Commitment To Paris Climate Agreement


Dane County will stick to the terms of the Paris climate agreement, despite President Donald Trump pulling the United States out of the accord earlier this month, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said Monday. Asked in the Harvard-Harris Poll whether it's fair that countries such as India and China had less stringent emissions limits than the U.S. Clinton commended mayors who have committed their cities to upholding the Paris climate agreement. Read More »

SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites from California Base

Iridium made the first major commercial attempt to build a big-time satellite network back in the 1990s. Instead of simply discarding rockets after one use, by bringing them back home, Musk hopes to refurbish and reuse them to save money on re-flights. Read More »

BT Group plc (BT.A) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Deutsche Bank AG


The 1-year low was reported on Jun, 20 by We have $21.55 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:GPS worth $265.50 million less. Among 15 analysts covering Aldermore Group ( LON:ALD ), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. In other news, insider Sir Michael Rake acquired 16,400 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 12th. On Friday, May 26 SPERLING EDWARD K sold $205,009 worth of CIT Group Inc. Read More »

US Supreme Court Rules Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban Can Be Enforced


They said they would have revived the travel ban in its entirety while the court considered the case. It's now unlikely to get resolved until the second year of Trump's presidency. The court said it doesn't apply to people with a "bona fide connection" to the USA, which would include foreigners and refugees with families ties, or people who come on a work or student visa, for example. Read More »

Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban


The justices of the court said the travel ban will go into effect "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States". "The hope is that this really only impacts a very small number of people", said Becca Heller, director of the International Refugee Assistance Project. Read More »

Mercedes F1 Boss 'Can't Believe' Sebastian Vettel Purposely Hit Lewis Hamilton

Vettel earned himself a 10-second stop-go penalty and moved to within three points of a one-race ban for driving up alongside Hamilton during the race, raising his right arm and slamming into the No.44 auto. Imagine all the kids watching Formula 1 today and see that kind of behaviour from a four-time world champion. "It says it all". I really enjoyed it and just had fun. Read More »

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's Trial Begins

Prosecutors allege Mr. Shkreli lied about the state of MSMB's finances to draw in investors, hid major trading losses from them and finally paid them back with funds stolen from Rotrophin, reports Reuters . Since his arrest, Shkreli has flaunted purchases including a World War II-era Enigma code breaking machine, a Picasso painting and unreleased albums by Wu-Tang Clan and Lil Wayne. Read More »

Census 2016: Australia Is Bigger, Older, More Diverse

It showed that 45 per cent of Australians identify as Christians, with a further 14 per cent identifying as "spiritual but not religious ". Our population hit 23,401,892 on census night. There was a significant jump in the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people counted in the census. The proportion of respondents allowing the ABS to archive their data for 99 years fell from 63 per cent in 2011 to 50 per cent in 2016, despite having previously been on an upward trend. Read More »

Amazon Moves Forward with Whole Foods Purchase


Another source asserted that Whole Foods has also not received any rival bids as of Friday. This is because this traditional area of retailing had already been facing intense competition, regarding price wars. It also is testing same-day fresh and frozen home delivery from 10 of its stores. This could pay off in the long run, but for now these platforms are, for many retailers, inefficient and very hard to convert into profit. Read More »

Oil bounces up off 10-month lows; crude glut still weighs


WTI crude was around $43.70 a barrel, up 0.44 percent. The EIA reported a draw of 2.5 million barrels in commercial U.S. crude inventories and 568,000 barrels in gasoline stocks for the week ended June 16. The oil price has declined to its lowest level in seven months as the market remains concerned of a continued supply glut in the market. "A deeper cut could arrest the price decline but OPEC needs to actually do it rather than just talk about it", said Greg McKenna, chief market ... Read More »

Former airline CEO to take over Amtrak


WASHINGTON-Amtrak named former Delta Air Lines Inc. chief executive Richard Anderson as the new president and CEO of the national passenger railroad, which is grappling with a backlog of repairs even as ridership continues to grow. Anderson will join Amtrak July 12 and serve in a co-CEO capacity with current CEO Wick Moorman through December 31, 2017, when Moorman will step down and serve as an advisor to Amtrak. Read More »

NCAA Suspends Louisville' Pitino After Escort Investigation


Read the NCAA statement here. "Not only is it unjust. over-the-top severe, but personally I've lost a lot of faith in the NCAA that I've had over the last 35 years with what they just did". Louisville contested the allegation against Pitino (which was met with a reply from the NCAA), and the case went before the NCAA Committee on Infractions during a meeting in April in Cincinnati. Read More »

Woman hacks off boyfriend's penis 'after he refused to marry her'


The woman in a fit of rage after argument with her boyfriend who refused to marry her did the heinous act, were both from Mangolpuri area, New Delhi . The woman and her family members had fled their house after the attack. Hearing his calls for help, a few neighbours came out of their homes and called the police. Read More »

Co-Op Bank scraps sale process as rescue plan nears


The trustees have been insisting that Co-op Bank bondholders commit to funding a newly sectionalised Bank pension scheme over a multi-year period. The group said then that was continuing to pursue a sale process. Earlier this year, it reported its fifth annual loss in a row, although the £477m deficit for 2016 was an improvement on the £610m loss recorded in 2015. Read More »

Mike D'Antoni Wins 2017 NBA Coach of the Year Award


Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni was named 2017 Coach of the Year Monday during the inaugural NBA Awards at Basketball City in NY. This season, he was named the Houston Rockets' head coach after previously coaching the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers . Read More »

Tensions rise between India, China: PLA enters India, jostles with Indian Army


There was no official comment from the Indian Army or Defence Ministry. On June 20, senior Army officers from both sides had held a flag meeting, but it failed to end the tension. The Indian troops had to struggle hard to stop the Chinese personnel from advancing further into Indian territory, the Indian Express reported. "Indian troops' provocation has violated the consensus and relevant agreements on border issues between the Chinese and Indian governments, seriously endangering the ... Read More »

Jimmy Patronis named Florida CFO


Patronis will finish out Atwater's term, which ends next year. "I know that he will bring his wealth of private sector experience with him to Tallahassee ", Scott stated. Democrat Jeremy Ring, a former state senator from Parkland and former executive with the internet firm Yahoo, is the only candidate who has opened a campaign account to run for chief financial officer. Read More »

Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:SMLP)

EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM) has made its way to a 12-month decline of -3.91%. The stock declined 0.57% or $0.4 reaching $70.81 on the news. It has underperformed by 0.71% the S&P500. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $30 target. 134.82 million shares or 3.13% less from 139.16 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Read More »

US excludes three Canadian provinces from softwood lumber probe


Commerce earlier today released its preliminary determination that softwood lumber products produced in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, also referred to as the Atlantic Provinces, should be excluded from the ongoing investigation . Read More »

Takata, brought down by airbag crisis, files for bankruptcy


The company's bankruptcy filings Monday cleared the way for a $1.6 billion takeover of most of Takata's assets by Key Safety Systems , which is based in Detroit but owned by a Chinese company. "It absolutely does. One of the biggest problems in this litigation is $125 is going to victims and that's supposed to last until 2035, with an unknown number of people that may be hurt in future". Read More »

Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit

Young people are the most supportive (cue up Whitney Houston singing, "I believe the children are the future...") with 76% of millennials and 65% of Gen Xers saying they support same-sex marriage. Today's decision guarantees that the family we love will be respected and protected in the home we love'. The Supreme Court issued a short ruling in Pavan v Smith in favor of LGBT rights . Read More »

Seattle Minimum Wage Study: $13 an Hour May Be Costing Jobs, Hours


The researchers focused on "low wage" jobs - those paying under $19 an hour - and not just " minimum wage " jobs, to account for the spillover effect of employers raising the pay of those making more than minimum wage . He's seen the new University of Washington study and another put out last week by the University of California Berkeley's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment . Read More »

Gas Prices in Lincoln are Down


Oil prices have dipped into bear market territory and gasoline prices have followed, falling every day since June 2, according to AAA . Fears about an oversupply of oil are one of the factors driving declines in crude oil and, thus, gas prices , Jenkins said. Read More »

SeaWorld under investigation by two federal agencies


The company said it has also received subpoenas from the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has set up a committee comprising independent directors to deal with these inquiries. SeaWorld has since made plans to change its practices, ending its orca-breeding program and redesigning its shows to depict the animals in natural habitats instead of having them perform tricks. Read More »

Buffett's Berkshire bulks up in real estate with Store Capital stake


Separately, Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Berkshire Hathaway during the first quarter valued at approximately $221,000. He raised his fair value estimate for the stock to $25 from $24, and said he expects the company to beat its acquisition guidance for 2017 given the proceeds from Berkshire's investment. Read More »

Brokerages Set Esure Group PLC (ESUR) Target Price at $240.14

JP Morgan Cazenove upgraded Centrica (LON:CNA)'s stock to a "Neutral" rating. BNP Paribas maintained Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) rating on Tuesday, September 15. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru Inc reported 437,210 shares. 3,509 were accumulated by Logan Cap Mgmt. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability Com holds 100,391 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Read More »

Relatives of victims to speak at Elizabeth Wettlaufer sentencing hearing


Wettlaufer is expected to also be sentenced for four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault with sentences that would be served at the same time as her life term. At her sentencing hearing, Wettlaufer apologised for her actions. "It will certainly be interesting to see the length of her [sentence]", said Ingrid Grant, a criminal defence lawyer who has been closely watching the case. Read More »

Italian PM 'guarantees' Savers' Accounts in 2 Troubled Banks


Under the plan, the banks' soured loans, as well as legal risks stemming from a mis-selling scandal, will be moved to a bad bank, partly financed by the state . The Finance Ministry has said all measures would be taken to ensure that senior creditors and depositors are protected in their liquidation under the national insolvency law, and customers would see no interruption in service. Read More »

Puerto Rico Wastes Everyone's Time With Another Statehood/Independence Referendum


Almost half a million votes were cast for statehood, about 7,600 for free association/independence and almost 6,700 for the current territorial status, according to preliminary results. Ricardo Rosselló supports statehood as a way to solve the island's economic disaster. One of the next steps to becoming a state after a vote from a territory is for its administrators to request statehood from Congress. Read More »

SpaceX launches satellites from California base

The Falcon 9 launched today still has to deploy its payload of 10 Iridium satellites, and that's set to begin approximately an hour from lift-off. The larger fins, he added, are better suited for the company's larger Falcon Heavy rocket, whose first flight is planned for later this year, and also allows the first stage to land in stronger winds. Read More »